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Offline pomprockerTopic starter

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« on: May 16, 2008, 05:15:59 PM »
I really want a roomba or scooba, but I'm not willing to drop much money on one. I always see busted ones go for cheap on ebay. If I were to buy a busted one, do you think It would be easily repairable?

(busted meaning they say it goes in circles, or battery problems)



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Re: roomba
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2008, 12:25:35 AM »
Hi, no the roomba is hard to fix. They use S.M. parts so the P.C.B. traces are small. The motor uses a belt to the gearbox which can break. I took a fast look on their web site and didn't see any belts for sale.

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Re: roomba
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2008, 09:44:27 PM »
The motor uses a belt to the gearbox which can break. I took a fast look on their web site and didn't see any belts for sale.

I've had mine ripped apart a couple dozen times for cleaning over the past two years, and do not recall seeing this belt anywhere.  A few gears that have gotten chewed up by my girlfriends hair, some motors clogged with dust, but no belt.

Best bet for price is to go with a refurbished unit, or picking up a cheap broken unit and do roomba's trade in program.  I've done both, my first unit was a refurb, second unit was a trade up of the refurb after it died from ingesting too much hair.
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Re: roomba
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2008, 08:55:49 AM »
I've noticed my roomba discovery battery getting old real fast . . . It self discharges 100% in like a week, and seems to be getting worse every time I use it . . . which in total was probably ~20 times . . .

I'd be willing to sell it to you ~3 months from now, as I'm moving and don't want to deal with it. Just send me an email in 3 months if you are still interested. Minus the battery its in great condition and I still have the box too.

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A few gears that have gotten chewed up by my girlfriends hair
I'm constantly picking out long girl hair tangled in the brushes . . .  :(

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Re: roomba
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2008, 10:12:33 PM »
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A few gears that have gotten chewed up by my girlfriends hair
I'm constantly picking out long girl hair tangled in the brushes . . .  :(

The best investment I made for that was the pet accessory kit. Stiffer bristles on the brush and a nice brush cleaning tool that pulls all the long hair off the brush, but it still finds its way into and around the gears some how.
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Re: roomba
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2008, 05:53:20 PM »
Admin, still selling your roomba?

how much?

shipping to southern cali?

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Re: roomba
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2008, 06:32:19 PM »
Hmmmm still not sure yet - ask me in early September. Shipping to Cali would probably be ~$30.

If I sell it, it'd probably be for ~60% price of a new one. But don't quote me on that yet . . .

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Re: roomba
« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2008, 01:32:07 PM »
i want to know does this roomba robot really good in cleaning or it just an advertising coz it seems a really small robot to store the dust after cleaning and it would take alot of time to clean a living room for example

 


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