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Roomba gets a flat

Let me start by saying that I believe Shelby to be an innocent bystander in this incident. I set Roomba loose in the kitchen, and left to tidy up other areas in the house. Shelby followed me around for the most part and then disappeared. Shortly after, I found her in the kitchen watching Roomba burnish crop circles in the wood floor. What went wrong?

As it turns out, Roomba blew a tire, but the other tire was still going strong and sending the robot in circles. And wouldn't you know it. The warranty was up. I visited irobot.com to see if I could order replacement wheels.

Not only were they already aware of the problem, but they would ship the replacement tire free of charge, including shipping. Everything was available online. All I had to do was provide shipping information. Perfect!

March 21, 2005 | Permalink

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I catch myself talking to my roomba sometimes, like when I'm trying to close the door and it keeps pushing to come in or when it makes a beeline for the couch and I just know it's going to go underneath it and get stuck. I find myself saying, "No!" Even worse, when talking about the vacuum cleaner, sometimes I refer to it as a HE.

I can't imagine what your poor dog must be thinking. Does he bark at it?

Posted by: Tara H. | Mar 21, 2005 7:59:57 PM

She didn't know what to make of it at first, but got used to it quickly. In fact when Roobma got caught in a tangle of AV wires, Shelby saved it by alerting my roommate. Good dog!

Posted by: Winnie | Mar 21, 2005 9:44:52 PM

My roomba blow a wheel how do I go about getting another wheel? Walk me through it step by step if you can.

Posted by: Robert olivieri | Mar 11, 2006 10:45:44 AM

My roomba blow a wheel how do I go about getting another wheel? Walk me through it step by step if you can.

Posted by: Robert olivieri | Mar 11, 2006 10:46:37 AM

I was not able to find a wheel on their website... for know no news for irobot support either...

Posted by: Xav | Feb 1, 2007 2:06:51 AM

I found it for $2 on the irobot website:

http://store.irobot.com/entry.jsp?source=PE&entry=2349675

Dan

Posted by: Dan | Nov 24, 2007 2:15:18 PM

You have a really nice dog. I really like that kind of dogs that they like to do something even bad but funny.

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