Introduction

This is an easy way to quickly replace the side wheel of your Roomba. It is slightly more work than the front wheel, which can be found here, but is a straightforward process.

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

  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.

  3. Gently pull upwards on the brush to remove it.
    • Gently pull upwards on the brush to remove it.

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

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

  7. Carefully lift the bottom plate.
    • 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.

  8. Find the blue wheel at the bottom of the Roomba, and unscrew the three captive screws holding it in place using a Phillips #1 screwdriver. Find the blue wheel at the bottom of the Roomba, and unscrew the three captive screws holding it in place using a Phillips #1 screwdriver. Find the blue wheel at the bottom of the Roomba, and unscrew the three captive screws holding it in place using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.
    • Find the blue wheel at the bottom of the Roomba, and unscrew the three captive screws holding it in place using a Phillips #1 screwdriver.

  9. Gently lift the wheel to remove. Gently lift the wheel to remove.
    • Gently lift the wheel to remove.

Conclusion

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

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