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How to replace a battery from an iRobot Roomba 555

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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Front wheel replacement with a screw fixture
Front wheel replacement with a screw fixture
Operational since 2011, the iRobot Roomba has earned its battle scars - I wonder what it does when I'm not in the apartment...
Operational since 2011, the iRobot Roomba has earned its battle scars - I wonder what it does when I'm not in the apartment...
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Clean "the eyes" of the Robot, the the sensor windows near the edge
Front wheel cleaning the bearings
Front wheel cleaning the bearings
Like new, but 8 years old...
Like new, but 8 years old...
Remove the bottom cover to access the inside of the Roomba
Remove the bottom cover to access the inside of the Roomba

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