Introduction

This guide will teach you how to replace the vacuum motor of your POWERbot. This can be done to restore the suction strength of the vacuum.

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  • Turn off the emergency switch located at the bottom right of the POWERbot.

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  • Insert the plastic opening tool under the black cover, near the Samsung logo on the back of the device, and partially pry open.

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Image 1/2: Grab the two clips near the front of the black cover, on in front of each wheel. Pull the clips away from the wheels. Image 2/2: Grab the two clips near the front of the black cover, on in front of each wheel. Pull the clips away from the wheels.
  • Slide the plastic opening tool to the left, remaining under the black cover, until two left side pins have been detached. Then slide the plastic opening tool to the right until two right side pins have been detached.

  • Grab the two clips near the front of the black cover, on in front of each wheel. Pull the clips away from the wheels.

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  • Remove the black cover.

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Image 1/2: Grab the underside of the cover and lift upwards while pushing forward until the cover pops off. Image 2/2: Grab the underside of the cover and lift upwards while pushing forward until the cover pops off.
  • Insert the plastic opening tool under copper-colored cover, under the words "CycloneForce," and pry open until the two pins are released.

  • Grab the underside of the cover and lift upwards while pushing forward until the cover pops off.

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  • Remove the three 6mm Phillips #1 screws in the holes near the back of the device.

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  • Remove the 6mm Phillips #1 screw in the hole that was under the copper-colored vacuum cover.

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  • Flip the device over and remove the 6mm Phillips #1 screw in front of the left (from this perspective, right) wheel.

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Image 1/2: Pull the connector out by the top and bottom of the white piece and not by the wires. Image 2/2: Pull the connector out by the top and bottom of the white piece and not by the wires.
  • Detach the wider circuit connector by pressing down gently on the left end of the clip and pulling the connector out.

  • Pull the connector out by the top and bottom of the white piece and not by the wires.

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  • Remove the top chassis from the POWERbot by grabbing the wheel covers and lifting upwards.

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  • Remove the three 5mm Phillips #1 screws in the holes around the vacuum motor.

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  • Remove the 5mm Phillips #1 screw on the peg to the right of the circuit board.

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Image 1/3: Pull the connector out by the top and bottom of the white piece and not by the wires. Image 2/3: Pull the connector out by the top and bottom of the white piece and not by the wires. Image 3/3: Pull the connector out by the top and bottom of the white piece and not by the wires.
  • Detach the largest circuit connector on the right side by pressing down gently on the right end of the clip and pulling the connector out.

  • Pull the connector out by the top and bottom of the white piece and not by the wires.

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  • Remove the vacuum motor by grabbing the body of the motor and lifting upwards.

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Conclusion

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

Kyle Chin

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