Scooba 5800: Leaky tank. How to fix, or where to find new?

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Scooba 5800: Leaky tank. How to fix, or where to find new?

Postby Scooba » January 8th, 2019, 12:10 am

Hey everyone, new here. Been a Roomba 645 owner for about 5 years or so, and Scooba 450 owner for almost a month and today I picked up another Scooba because it was on Craigslist for $20 with a new battery. Its a 5800 as best as I can tell, with a 5900 tank. I noticed while getting it ready that it has a decently steady leak on both sides of the tank. I'm trying to figure out if there is a way for me to fix the sealant on the tank without destroying it, or if obtaining a brand new tank is still an option. I don't see it on iRobot's site, but the 300 series tank should fit, right?
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Re: Scooba 5800: Leaky tank. How to fix, or where to find ne

Postby vic7767 » January 8th, 2019, 12:18 am

iRobot has discontinued all Scooba models and the tanks for the 5800, 5900, and 3XX are out of stock on the iRobot site. The 300 model tank will fit on the 5800 and 5900 Scooba models. ebay may be your best option.
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Re: Scooba 5800: Leaky tank. How to fix, or where to find ne

Postby Scooba » January 8th, 2019, 12:22 am

vic7767 wrote:iRobot has discontinued all Scooba models and the tanks for the 5800, 5900, and 3XX are out of stock on the iRobot site. The 300 model tank will fit on the 5800 and 5900 Scooba models. ebay may be your best option.


I'll have to call and see if they plan on restocking the 300 tank. Otherwise, only used options are available and they might already be suffering from the same problem considering most of these parts are pushing 10+ years of service.

I'm thinking I'll just try and silicone the edges of the tank and see if that fixes it. Otherwise, I'll just sell the parts.
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Re: Scooba 5800: Leaky tank. How to fix, or where to find ne

Postby redpoint5 » January 8th, 2019, 2:06 am

Silicone should work, right?

There's always epoxy too. I have never worked with Plastidip, but perhaps that could help and give you a new paint color?
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Re: Scooba 5800: Leaky tank. How to fix, or where to find ne

Postby NoJimForHome » January 8th, 2019, 10:40 pm

Yeah, I'd try epoxy or silicone.
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Re: Scooba 5800: Leaky tank. How to fix, or where to find ne

Postby babakonda » January 9th, 2019, 8:42 pm

Epoxy will fix it.
I’ve been told tanks wouldn’t be restocked.
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