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How to prevent a robot vacuum cleaner from getting stuck

My iRobot Roomba is now running for 8 years and counting!

Mar. 20, 2019 -

Back in 2011 I got myself an iRobot Roomba 555 robot vacuum cleaner to automatically clean my apartment. It's a little circle shaped robot that drives around sucking up dust bunnies. Over the years it has bravely fought the dangers of my apartment... shoes, cables, carpet and belts. It survived and it is still working perfectly! This week it was time for some maintenance.

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Flip it around to access the motor
Flip it around to access the motor
Like new, but 8 years old...
Like new, but 8 years old...
Hairy brushes... but not the way you want them.
Hairy brushes... but not the way you want them.
Front wheel with black and white pattern
Front wheel with black and white pattern
Note how much dust is around the motor - it's like a warm winter jacket...
Note how much dust is around the motor - it's like a warm winter jacket...
Unscrew the spinning brush
Unscrew the spinning brush

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