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Replacing Power Inlet - Bob PetHair Plus

To replace Bob's power inlet, you’ll need a Phillips head screwdriver, a flat head screwdriver, and a new power inlet.

Before starting any repair on Bob, turn his side power switch OFF.

Then, remove his dustbin.

Flip Bob over onto a flat surface and remove his main brush using the flat head screwdriver. Save all screws and parts for later reassembly.

Use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the 6 screws on Bob's underside that hold him together.

Hold Bob's top and bottom together as you flip him onto his wheels. Grip Bob's cover from the back and lift up to expose his mainboard.

Slide the power inlet down and tuck it somewhere safe to avoid compressing its wires.

To detach Bob's cover completely, disconnect 4 circuit plugs:

  • 2 at the bottom of the mainboard
    • 1 on the far left
    • 1 with a thick white wire

  • 2 at the top of the mainboard
    • Disconnect the 2 center plugs

Bob's cover is now completely detached and can be set aside for the rest of the repair.

Unplug the power inlet from the mainboard.

There are 2 screws securing the power inlet to each of Bob’s charging plates. Remove each screw and keep them safely aside for the next step.

Feed the wiring for the old inlet out from under Bob’s mainboard.

Now position the new inlet so the red wire connects to Bob’s left charging plate. Replace the screw securing the red wire to the left charging plate. Ensure that the charging plate does not slide out of place as you tighten the screw.  

Feed the black wire so it reaches the right charging plate, and replace its screw.

Feed the inlet under the mainboard so the circuit plug reaches the correct space on the mainboard.

Reconnect the power inlet to the mainboard.

When finished, you’re ready to start closing Bob’s cover.

Reattach all 4 circuit plugs connecting Bob's cover to the mainboard:

  • 2 at the top of the mainboard

  • 2 at the bottom of the mainboard

Remember to slide the power inlet back into its space on Bob's cover.

Align the cover’s edges precisely. Ensure that no wires are compressed in the main brush compartment or visible at the edges of the bumper. If so, take a step back and lift the cover to tuck the wires into the appropriate spaces inside Bob.

Then, flip Bob over onto a flat surface. Replace all 6 screws previously removed from Bob's underside.

Replace the main brush and dustbin before your next use and Bob is completely reassembled!

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