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What is YOUR experience with the 700 series' reliability?

Postby mcbrite » September 26th, 2012, 3:48 am

Hey all!

I own a old Roomba Discovery. I loved it, but it only worked for around 20 cleanings MAX before it broke... I had cleaned it regularly! See also my old thread here:
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Now my question: If I were to buy a 770, will it just fail on me again and again like the discovery? Or a Roobas more of a hardy worker by now, rather than a fun toy to show your friends?

So what's your experience with the 700 series? Should I take the plunge?
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Re: What is YOUR experience with the 700 series' reliability

Postby vic7767 » September 26th, 2012, 10:18 am

I still have some Discovery model Roombas that are running fine. Did you ever resolve the issue with yours?

I have a 760 and 780 model Roomba and have run them over a year with no issues.
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Re: What is YOUR experience with the 700 series' reliability

Postby mcbrite » September 27th, 2012, 1:34 pm

vic7767 wrote:I still have some Discovery model Roombas that are running fine. Did you ever resolve the issue with yours?

I have a 760 and 780 model Roomba and have run them over a year with no issues.


Nope I didn't... Yesterday, I got a pretty good deal on a Scooba 390... Since all my floors are either tile or sealed hardwood, that should work fine... Already let it loose in my bedroom and kitchen... Did 1 1/2 tanks of solution and the battery wasn't empty yet... Bathroom and living room are next!

Gogo Scoobie! You adorable little bastard!!! :D
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Re: What is YOUR experience with the 700 series' reliability

Postby vic7767 » September 27th, 2012, 2:39 pm

If you are using that Scooba as both your floor mop and vacuum then it may require additional attention between cleaning sessions to clean out the mesh filter and dirty water tank.
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Re: What is YOUR experience with the 700 series' reliability

Postby LinLin » December 2nd, 2012, 11:17 am

Do you think it's worth it to spend an extra £100 (about $160) for an extended warranty on a Roomba 770?

The warranty is £55, and the retailer's price is about £50 higher than the competition's.

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Re: What is YOUR experience with the 700 series' reliability

Postby vic7767 » December 2nd, 2012, 12:32 pm

How handy are you with Roomba repair ? If not equipped with some basic tools then it would be best to obtain an extended warranty especially on the newer models since there is not much info on reliability yet.
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Re: What is YOUR experience with the 700 series' reliability

Postby LinLin » December 2nd, 2012, 1:34 pm

Thanks for the reply, Vic.

I've never had a Roomba before and don't know how intuitive they are. Easy repairs I can do, but nothing complicated or that requires special tools. If it can't be explained in a 3-minute YouTube video, it's too complicated for me.

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