An iRobot Roomba robot vacuum cleaner consists of several parts. These parts you clean regularly to maintain good cleaning results. However, you cannot avoid replacing the Roomba parts regularly. For example, a worn side brush can cause scratches and a worn filter causes increased dust emissions.
Because there are so many different Roomba parts, I decided to list them all. I also tell you why these parts need to be replaced, how often and how you do this.
Why Replace Roomba Parts?
Let me start by asking why you need to replace Roomba parts every now and then. An iRobot robot vacuum cleaner is known for its good cleaning performance. When parts are worn out, Roomba's cleaning performance may deteriorate.
But that's not all. Also, a worn part can result in scratches on sensitive floors. The most important reasons for timely replacement of Roomba parts:
- Maintaining good cleaning performance
- Preventing damage on sensitive floors
- Less chance of a Roomba that stinks
- Longer life of the robot vacuum cleaner
- Less high dust emissions
So it should be clear that replacing Roomba parts is necessary.
Which Roomba parts are there?
Now that we know why regular replacement is important, it is interesting to list all the parts that can be replaced. Check them out below:
- Roomba brush (floor brushes and side brush)
- Roomba battery
- roomba filter
- Roomba wheels (side wheels and caster/front wheel)
It is important to know that each part must be replaced differently. This may even depend on the type of iRobot Roomba robot vacuum you have. In addition, the time of replacement is different for each part.
Via the overview below you will discover the right accessories for each Roomba series.
|Roomba series||Replacement Parts|
|Roomba j-series||Roomba j-serie accessories|
|Roomba i-series||Roomba i-serie accessories|
|Roomba s-series||Roomba s-serie accessories|
|Roomba e-series||Roomba e-serie accessories|
|Roomba 500-900-series||Roomba 500-900-serie accessories|
Replacing Roomba Brushes
An iRobot Roomba robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with several brushes. For example, there are two large rubber floor brushes at the bottom and you will discover a side brush at the front. This side brush sweeps the dirt from edges and corners to the center, so that the Roomba can vacuum it properly.
It is important to replace the brushes regularly as they wear out and can scratch delicate floors
It is important to replace the brushes regularly as they wear out and can scratch delicate floors. In addition, dust can also be taken away less well, so that a lot of dirt will remain during vacuuming.
Replacing the floor brushes is super easy. Follow the step-by-step plan below:
- Click the cover on the side of the Roomba brushes
- Remove both floor brushes from the floor brush cassette
- Insert the new floor brushes into the robot vacuum cleaner (pay attention to the shape of the ends)
- Close the cover again
It is very important to pay close attention to the fit of the brushes. More detailed information can be found in the manual for replacing Roomba brushes.
Roomba Side Brushes Replacement
Replacing a side brush is super easy. You do need a screwdriver for this. Then follow the steps below:
- Loosen the screw at the side brush
- Gently click the side brush off the Roomba
- Snap the new side brush onto the Roomba
- Screw it back on
When tightening, hold the side brush so that it does not turn when tightening the screw.
Roomba battery replacement
When a Roomba no longer charges, the battery may need to be replaced. In many cases, a Roomba will indicate this with a red light. Fortunately, replacing a Roomba battery is easy and you can do it yourself (it does not require any technical knowledge). You can follow the steps below for this:
- Remove the bottom cover of the iRobot Roomba robot vacuum cleaner
- Carefully peel off the bottom of the Roomba
- Snap the battery out of Roomba and replace it with a new one
After replacing the battery, you will most likely need to reset the Roomba to reactivate it.
Replacing Roomba Filters
Every iRobot Roomba robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with a (HEPA) filter. This filters dust particles from the air, so that the air used by the vacuum cleaner is clean. The Roomba filter is not washable, so you will have to replace it regularly.
The filter is located behind the dust container. To replace the filter, you can follow the steps below:
- Remove the dust container from the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner
- Click the filter out of the side of the dust container
- Place the new filter in the dust container in the same way
- Click the dust container back into the iRobot Roomba
I recommend that you regularly check the filter when emptying the dust container. If you replace it too little, this can have a negative impact on dust emissions. You can sometimes also gently wipe it with a small brush.
Roomba front wheel (castor) replacement
Finally, the Roomba front wheel can also be replaced. The front wheel, also known as the caster wheel, can get stuck at some point. If so, the wheel can scratch wooden floors. To prevent this, it is important to replace it regularly. Roomba recommends doing this every 6-12 months.
The Roomba castor wheel can be gently clicked off the Roomba, without the need for tools. Tip: check carefully for dirt before you click the new swivel wheel back into the robot vacuum cleaner.
How often to replace Roomba parts?
As I mentioned earlier in my article, how often you need to replace it depends on the Roomba part. For example, you have to replace the filter faster and more often than the front wheel of a Roomba.
View the overview below to see how often you should replace the Roomba filter, caster wheel, side brush and battery.
|Roomba parts||How often to replace?|
|Roomba filter||Every 2 months||View filters|
|Roomba Caster Wheel (Front Wheel)||Every 12 months||View wheels|
|Roomba side brush||Every 6-12 months||View side brushes|
|Roomba battery||Every 2-3 years*||View batteries|
The above replacement frequency is a guideline. It is of course possible that a part needs to be replaced sooner. Roomba may give error codes or components may fail unexpectedly.
* This depends on how often you use the robot vacuum cleaner, how often you replace parts and how often you clean it. Read more in my research on the Roomba battery life.
Postponing Roomba Parts Replacement: Cleaning Regularly
Proper maintenance can prevent your Roomba from having to replace parts prematurely. You can easily clean many parts of an iRobot robot vacuum. In some cases even with water! I recommend that you read my comprehensive guide to cleaning a Roomba.