Your iRobot Roomba is a handy home-cleaning helper, but which Roomba model is it? Some Roombas have their series and model numbers printed right on them, but others don’t. Some have a different shape, but others look very similar to one another. Sometimes, such as with the Roomba 692 and 694, you can’t tell them apart.
If you need customer service or you want to troubleshoot or buy accessories for your Roomba, you need to know what model it is. The best way to find that out is with its serial number.
A Roomba or iRobot serial number starts with a letter or letters, followed by three numbers that indicate the model. For example, a 600-series Roomba might have a serial number that starts with three letters, then the number 694, indicating a Roomba 694. An i-series Roomba might have a serial number beginning with the letter i followed by 415, indicating a Roomba i4.
If you use the iRobot Home app with your Roomba, go to Product Settings, then About Roomba. Your product’s model is the third item on the screen that comes up. This screen also displays your model’s serial number.
If you have a Wi-Fi-enabled Roomba, you can download the iRobot Home app to set up your vacuum’s Wi-Fi. Setting up Wi-Fi on your Roomba also registers it with iRobot.
Accessories like replacement filters, roller brushes and batteries can differ from one Roomba series to another and occasionally from model to model. It’s important to know which model of Roomba you have so you can get the right accessories for your unit.
If you have trouble with your Roomba and want to make a warranty claim, you need the product’s serial number. You also need the iRobot serial number to register your Roomba with iRobot.
Different Roomba models can have different troubleshooting solutions. For example, rebooting a 600-series Roomba can differ significantly from rebooting other Roomba models.
In addition, if you need a major replacement part, such as a new wheel or cleaning head, you need to know exactly which model you have.
Finding out which model of Roomba you have helps with troubleshooting and buying the right accessories. It isn’t difficult, and it can usually be done by removing the vacuum’s dustbin to check the serial number. With your Roomba’s serial number, you can know exactly what model you have.
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