roomba 880 rattling loudly
roomba 880 rattling loudly, on and off, on smooth floor. Can see no initiating factor.
The iRobot Roomba 880 is an autonomous vacuum released in 2013, with greater power and cleaning capabilities compared to the previous models.
My guess would be that a lot of dust and other debris has gotten stuck around something, which stops the part from spinning smoothly. It may also be that the debris has forced a part away from where it’s supposed to be.
I have another brand of a robot vacuum that I'm taking apart and cleaning now and it really needed cleaning, it didn’t have the same problem as yours but I found a few places where it looked like it would cause a similar problem anytime.
From my understanding, you should be able to turn it upside down by holding the wheels down, I think that’s the mechanism detecting if it’s on the floor or not.
If you feel comfortable with taking it apart and clean it from dust etc., that’s what I would begin with.
If you find what part it is that sounds bad and don’t want to clean the other moving parts when you're on it, you can go for just that one.
If you found that a part looks weird/broken in the process of cleaning it, add a picture of it in your question and I or someone else can help you.
Hope this helped, feel free to ask if you wonder anything else and good luck. :D
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