Parts

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The Roomba Battery is the large yellow block under the Roomba's front bumper.
  • The Roomba Battery is the large yellow block under the Roomba's front bumper.

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Remove the battery by pressing the two side tabs, as demonstrated.
  • Remove the battery by pressing the two side tabs, as demonstrated.

  • Gently lift the battery up and out of the device.

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Obtain a replacement battery cell from the manufacturer. Simply drop the new battery into place.
  • Obtain a replacement battery cell from the manufacturer. Simply drop the new battery into place.

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Begin by removing the rear particle bin.
  • Begin by removing the rear particle bin.

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Black Friday
Broken doesn't stand a chance.
Choose either of the two wheels on the side of the Roomba and identify the three screws located on the hubcap of the wheel.
  • Choose either of the two wheels on the side of the Roomba and identify the three screws located on the hubcap of the wheel.

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Using a Phillips Head screwdriver, remove all three screws on the side of the hubcap of the wheel.
  • Using a Phillips Head screwdriver, remove all three screws on the side of the hubcap of the wheel.

There are actually 4 screws holding the hubcap on. To get to the 4th screw, you need to loosen the top cover by removing all its screws. Note different lengths of screws.

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Gently slide the hubcap up and out of the wheel well of the Roomba.
  • Gently slide the hubcap up and out of the wheel well of the Roomba.

I have a fourth screw well up into the body on the hub cover. ~2.5cm into the body from the round hub outer circle.

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Mind the wires attached to the optical encoder located in the hubcap.
  • Mind the wires attached to the optical encoder located in the hubcap.

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Using compressed air, thoroughly clean the optical encoder until satisfied.
  • Using compressed air, thoroughly clean the optical encoder until satisfied.

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With a screw driver, gently remove the drive belt from the gear.
  • With a screw driver, gently remove the drive belt from the gear.

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Carefully slide the gear out of the gear shaft of the wheel.
  • Carefully slide the gear out of the gear shaft of the wheel.

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Thoroughly clean the exposed area of the wheel using either compressed air or a moist cotton swab. Be mindful of the exposed inner drive shaft when cleaning the wheel area to prevent any preexisting dust from entering the drive shaft.
  • Thoroughly clean the exposed area of the wheel using either compressed air or a moist cotton swab. Be mindful of the exposed inner drive shaft when cleaning the wheel area to prevent any preexisting dust from entering the drive shaft.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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Thanks for your advice. I cleaned the sensors on the wheels and still the unit was having a circular dance. From another site mentioning another model there could be a problem with the sensors behind the front bumper bar and yes that was the problem. They needed blowing out with a strong air gun. Now after extensive cleaning my Roomba is running like a dream :-)

photofil - Reply

My problem as well with my Roomba scheduler. The black and white front wheel housing was packed with rug fiber. Cleaned it out and all is well.

Also have a roomba discovery. It has a different front wheel with out any apparent sensor.

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