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Tip: If you don't want Roomba to go under couch etc low enough to get it stuck....you can use a rolled up a hand towel, roll of coins, etc and put it under the couch. Almost anything similar will work.
I have a Sage and early Discovery model. Just replaced the battery in the Discovery after 2 years (I think) for about 30 bucks via Amazon iRobot oem part. My Sage does the circle dance, and I keep meaning to take it apart, but haven't yet.
You must maintain them. I use canned air very carefully and tweezers to pull out chunks of dust, and the tool that comes with it to slice hair from the brush. Never did a major overhaul.
It may sound like a lot of work, but I prefer it to dealing with gross bagless units by far. How nasty are those? ewwwww
It's not that these things are miracle workers, it's that they allow you to multi-task. I've been very happy with mine, after Roomba-proofing the house. It was well worth the time invested.
RazorClarity wrote:I have had the exact opposite experience. I bought two of the early Sage versions a very long time ago and they are still running strong, twice a week, every week for years now. I had to replace the batteries a couple of years ago, but that is the ONLY thing I have ever done in terms of maintenance (aside from thorough cleanings).
I love my robotic minions and if they keep going like this, my grand children will enjoy them as well.
I woot, therefore I am.
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Probation doesn't speak to me -
You know I see a lot of useless posts - not relevent anyway. None Of Them seem to get pulled and slapped with probation.
These vacummes seem small - what is the capacity? i don't understand how they can be so great if the units are smaller than a regular vacumme's dirt bag or container or whatever they catch dirt in.
hw can they be that great? do they suck stuff or do they sweep? Like a restraunt sweeper?
What Lies Behind Us and Lies Before Us are Small Matters Compared to What Lies Right to Our Faces.
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I found one second-hand. Cranked it up and it grabbed my (nosy) cat's tail. Just keep that in mind, pet owners.
acpress.com Not cute, but useful.
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smartheart wrote:Roomba returns.
(Over and over).
I have been waiting for a Roomba for months! I saw one once during a wootoff 3 months ago, but by the time I hit "I want one" it was gone.
I am so excited!
-who has my kitten picture?
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I bought this end of March last year from Woot, received early April.
It died literally within a week of the expiration of it's one year warranty.
My previous attempts at Roombas resulted in batteries that don't last more than a year either.
Don't expect it to last. Expect to replace it this time next year. If you're cool with that, it's a fun thing!
How can something be better than nothing if nothing is perfect?