How To Tell Which Roomba You Have

If you’ve ever found yourself puzzled about which Roomba model you own, don’t worry, you’re in good company. I’ve been in that situation too, and I’m here to help.

To uncover your Roomba’s true identity, you’ll need to get up close and personal with the little robot. It might sound a tad unusual, but you’ll have to take out the dustbin for this detective work.

Now, let’s break it down step by step. By the time we’re done, you’ll be a Roomba model expert, no doubt about it.

Look For Serial Number

To figure out what Roomba robot vacuum you have requires to you see the serial number of the robot vacuum.

The serial number is located under the dustbin which must be removed. Follow these steps below to locate your serial number.

1. Remove Dustbin

Locate the release button on your Roomba to remove the dustbin.

2. Flip Over With Dustbin Removed

With the dustbin removed, flip the Roomba over to get a view of the serial number.

3. View Serial Number

Once the Roomba is over and dustbin removed, you can see the serial number.

How To Determine Model

You can determine what Roomba you have by the serial number.

For example, my serial number starts with “JBN69002170919…”.

After the first 3 letters is my model number, which is 690. So, I have a Roomba 690.

How To Figure Out Roomba’s Birthday

The serial number of your Roomba also tells us it’s birthday.

Starting at the 6th digit and going 6 more digits over, we get the date code.

The date code goes: year – month – day (YYMMDD).

So, my date code is 170919, which is 2017 September the 19th. That lines up because I bought it in November 2017.

Now you can set a reminder in your calendar to celebrate your robot vacuum’s birthday! Which is more common than you think, especially since people name them too. They’re a part of the family, doing the job that not many want to do.

Don’t forget the googly eyes (Amazon Link Ad) and mustaches (Amazon Link Ad) for your Roomba!



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