Introduction

The front caster wheel of the Roomba vacuum cleaner runs over all debris that the cleaner picks up. This means it can get very dirty, very quickly. This guide shows you how to take the wheel out and clear it of debris.

Image 1/2: Unscrew the single screw that connects the side brush to brush motor using the Phillips head #2 screwdriver Image 2/2: ''This screw does not come out of the yellow side brush''
  • Flip the device over onto its back

  • Unscrew the single screw that connects the side brush to brush motor using the Phillips head #2 screwdriver

  • This screw does not come out of the yellow side brush

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Image 1/2: Pop off the back plate once the screws are loose by gently prying away from the body Image 2/2: ''The screws don't come completely out of the panel, but it will still come apart once unscrewed.''
  • Remove the four Phillips #1 screws on the back panel.

  • Pop off the back plate once the screws are loose by gently prying away from the body

  • The screws don't come completely out of the panel, but it will still come apart once unscrewed.

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Image 1/3: Insert plastic spudger under the wheel housing Image 2/3: Apply force to pry the wheel '''straight '''up Image 3/3: Remove the wheel housing from the robot
  • With the robot still upside down hold the caster wheel housing steady.

  • Insert plastic spudger under the wheel housing

  • Apply force to pry the wheel straight up

  • Remove the wheel housing from the robot

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Image 1/2: With the other hand push the wheel up and out of its slotted housing Image 2/2: Clear the wheel of debris
  • Firmly grip the wheel housing with one hand

  • With the other hand push the wheel up and out of its slotted housing

  • Clear the wheel of debris

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Conclusion

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

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