Introduction

The battery is quite simple to replace in a Roomba, and only requires removing the side brush and bottom plate before it can be accessed.

  1. Place your Roomba upside-down on a hard surface.
    • Place your Roomba upside-down on a hard surface.

    If all you need off is the faceplate, skip all of the screwdriver-based steps, and just remove the dirt bin(step 7) and start from step 11 at the rear.

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  2. While holding the side brush in place, use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the 4.5mm screw from the center of the brush.
    • While holding the side brush in place, use a Phillips #1 screwdriver to remove the 4.5mm screw from the center of the brush.

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    • Gently pull upwards on the brush to remove it.

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    • Rotate the Roomba upside-down so the bottom is facing towards you.

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    • Using a Phillips #2 screwdriver, remove the captive screws that hold the bottom plate in place.

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    • Carefully lift the bottom plate.

    • The battery is only secured in place by the bottom plate, and may fall out once the bottom plate is removed.

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    • Lift and remove the old battery by pulling the tabs on both sides.

    • Gently replace with a new battery.

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Conclusion

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

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