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Caster Assembly

Item Number: 83401

Replacement caster assembly for iRobot Roomba 500, 600 and 700 Series Vacuum Cleaning Robots.

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Caster Assembly Full Specifications

Replacement caster assembly for iRobot Roomba 500, 600 and 700 Series Vacuum Cleaning Robots.

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

  • 1 Caster Assembly

The iRobot limited warranty shall not apply to failures or problems which are caused by products or equipment not authorized by iRobot Corporation.

Country of Origin:China

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2.4

(based on 14 reviews)

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77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (5)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pet owner (8), Homeowner (6)

      Reviewed by 14 customers

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      UPDATE WITH RUBBER WHEEL

      By TBG

      from Beaumont, TX

      About Me Homeowner

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • New Design Needed

        Best Uses

        • Replacement

        Comments about iRobot Caster Assembly:

        I am no design engineer but remodeling this wheel to make it out of the same rubber material as the left and right larger ones would make perfect sense. This material would extend the life of the wheel and improve it's use. Come on Roomba engineers.... fix an obvious (however small) problem, that we Roomba owners eventually have issues with! I have purchased over fifteen Roomba units over the years, for friends and personal use. I love the Roomba ...such a great machine, just needs tweaking.

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        A simple bandaid to the problem

        By Chris

        from Titusville, Florida

        About Me Pet Owner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about iRobot Caster Assembly:

              I have the 545 and after a few times of cleaning the wheel, it began to fall out. I simply take a small piece of foil and wedge it in between the shaft and the holder. The shaft stays in place until you clean it again. The shaft needs to be removed to clean any animal hair that has wrapped around it otherwise the wheel is not free flowing. I've been doing this well over a year with great results and have not had to replace the Caster Assembly. Would be nice if they could fix this but for now I will not buy a new assembly until this no longer works. LOVE my Roomba!!!!

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              This needs to be fixed. Period.

              By Kevin Eyewanders

              from Seattle, WA

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Does not last
              • Susceptible To Failure

              Best Uses

                Comments about iRobot Caster Assembly:

                As many have noted, this is the weakest link in any roomba vacuum. This part needs to be redesgined *yesterday*. It will fail. I just ordered 2 in anticipation of this, and thatcost me $20 after tax and shipping. Ridiculous part for an otherwise fantastic machine.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                These are horrible!

                By Mike the remorseful buyer

                from Crestview, FL

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                • Can't Clean Properly

                Best Uses

                  Comments about iRobot Caster Assembly:

                  My several-year-old Roomba 560 has a castor wheel that has never needed to be replaced. I have removed the wheel and replaced it countless times to clean the hair out of the axle (which keeps it from turning). My new 770's castor breaks when you remove the wheel so the axle pins will not stay in place and the wheel falls out freely. Is this iRobot's plan to keep me buying castors instead of being able to clean them? Either sell me a castor wheel I can clean, or design it so it won't stop turning when hair wraps around the axle! As for now, I will install some small pins to keep the wheel in place between cleanings, which is a shame that I should have to do on my NEW 770!

                  (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Works for me

                  By JRHolly

                  from NY

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Comments about iRobot Caster Assembly:

                  Not sure what everyone is talking about with things breaking when they take the caster wheel out. I've taken mine out probably 20 times since buying my Roomba and have never broken anything.

                  (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Problem with Caster assembly design

                  By abuelak

                  from Augusta, GA

                  About Me Homeowner, Own a dog that sheds, Pet Owner

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Install
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Ball falls out

                  Best Uses

                  • Larger Rooms
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about iRobot Caster Assembly:

                  The ball in the caster assembly keeps falling out. After reading other reviews, I found that this is a common problem, so I ordered 2 of them instead of one. Problem with design because you have to take the ball out to remove the pet hair buildup otherwise it won't roll. By doing that, however, the plastic parts break requiring replacement. Bit of a problem, but I love my robot and would not do without it. No big deal to replace such a small part.

                  (9 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Don't Take Wheel Out to Clean!

                  By Coach Glenda

                  from Toronto, Canada

                  About Me Pet Owner

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about iRobot Caster Assembly:

                        FYI - I just found out when I called to order some accessories today that we aren't supposed to remove the wheel from the caster assembly to clean it - we are supposed to remove the whole caster assembly itself - that will give us access to clean the wheel and what is behind it.

                        This was not at all clear to me from the instructions. The only reason I didn't remove the wheel was that I physically couldn't. I'm guessing that's why the plastic pins break when we do - the wheel itself isn't supposed to be removed!

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Caster Assembly Broke in 3 months,

                        By Pet owner

                        from Jacksonville, FL

                        About Me Homeowner, Pet Owner

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Increases Performance

                        Cons

                        • Bad Design

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about iRobot Caster Assembly:

                          I have three King Charles Cavaliers. I bought the I-robot to help with the hair issue. It rarely gets through a cleaning cycle without stopping bc the brush cage needs cleaning. Also, it seems to get hung up on electrical cords too easily. Requires a lot of time "cleaning" the device. The caster assembly wore out in three months. Wheel keeps falling out. Customer service was nice enough to replace at no charge. It's a good product. I like that it can get hard to reach areas such as under beds and dressers. Just be ware of these issues if you have pets that shed. I'm not sure this will save you time.

                          (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          BAD DESIGN!

                          By Richard Shaffer

                          from Austin, TX

                          About Me Homeowner, Pet Owner

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Inconspicuous Design

                          Cons

                          • Roller breaks when remove

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about iRobot Caster Assembly:

                            If you remove the roller from the assembly (not the assembly from the roomba)the roller pins break the plastic that secures them into place!!!!

                            (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            Castor assembly poor design

                            By Barb

                            from Cleveland, oh

                            About Me Pet Owner

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about iRobot Caster Assembly:

                                  As another reviewer pointed out, this part wears out prematurely from taking it out and cleaning the dog hair that gets caught in it. At least every year this part needs replacement. A device designed for pets and a part that catches hair should not wear out just from routine removal to clean.

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