Nobody said that household chores are easy. Imagine how many couples break up over dirty dishes. Think of how many full-blown rants families go through just because the trash was full and no one could be bothered to take it out.

Robot vacuums, Roombas, robot mops, and robovacs were invented to make our lives easier. And they did! The first robot vacuum was the brainchild of the inventor James Dizon, but only in 2014 did tech-savvy vacuuming become a thing. Now, the chances are your mom has one, or you just added one to the basket. But not everything is that easy when it comes to putting one of the most hated household chores in the hands (?) of a robot that resembles a UFO.

So, this time, Bored Panda compiled a list of painfully funny cleaning failures that prove a couple of things: a. We all make mistakes; b. Don’t do it unless you know what you’re doing; and c. Beware of that freakin’ robot vacuum. And take the third one seriously, everyone.

#1

A Volunteer At Our Local Cat Rescue Turned On The Vacuum

A Volunteer At Our Local Cat Rescue Turned On The Vacuum

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Call Me Mars
Community Member
8 months ago

"EVERYONE... TO THE CAT POST!! GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!!"

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#2

Came Into The Kitchen To Find That My Dog Trapped The Dead Roomba With His Toys

Came Into The Kitchen To Find That My Dog Trapped The Dead Roomba With His Toys

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
8 months ago

Smart dog!

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#3

Roomba Suicide In My House Last Night. It Somehow Wrapped Up Its Sensors In Toilet Paper And Headed Off The Edge

Roomba Suicide In My House Last Night. It Somehow Wrapped Up Its Sensors In Toilet Paper And Headed Off The Edge

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Carrie Laughs
Community Member
8 months ago

Poor thing!

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Back in time, robot vacuums seemed like a futuristic luxury not for everyone. But today, everything has changed and these tech-savvy "flying saucers" make up 20% of the global vacuum market. The Roomba remains the most popular choice, making up 70% of the total robot vacuum market, with over 14 million units sold to date. Remember that this cleaning product comes at a minimum of $300, so their popularity is nevertheless surprising.

#4

I Found This While Vacuuming Under Our Bed

I Found This While Vacuuming Under Our Bed

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OffKeySinger
Community Member
8 months ago

Do you live in Australia, land of the nopes?

HOT CHOCOLATE <3
Community Member
8 months ago

u mean danger noodle

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Coleen
Community Member
8 months ago

And what did you do after you burned the house to the ground?

Ally Kaye
Community Member
8 months ago

Nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope nope NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE

giovanna
Community Member
8 months ago

And here I am complaining about grasshoppers.

Kakofonyx
Community Member
8 months ago

I have to pick up after the snake too?! I don't get no respect around here!

Anne
Community Member
8 months ago

Looks like you have a nope rope hiding.. Are you in Australia?

jevais
Community Member
8 months ago

Anne love your sense of humor.

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
8 months ago

Two questions: How did it get in? Did it leave?

Reagan Maher
Community Member
8 months ago

These are urgent matters 😅😬😐

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Purr·maid
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

I guess it's safe to say that you don't have any mice.

WildBerry
Community Member
8 months ago

Excellent comment.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
8 months ago

Nope. Just nope.

Christian Bradshaw
Community Member
8 months ago

Nope! Time to burn down the house!

Thalia Lovering
Community Member
8 months ago

House for sale. One dollar. Must. Go. Now.

The lion tamer
Community Member
8 months ago

You have already moved out, right? RIGHT?

Hans
Community Member
8 months ago

Did you see the rabbit as of late?

Astrid Nineor
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

And who think a few house spiders are bad

TheWitchNaru
Community Member
8 months ago

Snek.

OpalTheRainwing
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh god

Kristi Tucker
Community Member
8 months ago

Time to move.

Jasmine Donald
Community Member
8 months ago

bye bye then.....

Skyler Harris
Community Member
8 months ago

Run dun nuh nuh nuh

DEKU x TODOROKI
Community Member
8 months ago

oh god... MY NIGHTMARE... welp at least the fuel is filled...

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
8 months ago

time to sell the house!

Sue Knerl
Community Member
8 months ago

AAGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHGGGGGGGHHHHH

yes.
Community Member
8 months ago

please tell me you own a snek

Cartoon Cat
Community Member
8 months ago

omg, I would just about die

Nadine
Community Member
8 months ago

Welp, time to move.

VANILLA
Community Member
8 months ago

A nope rope

Enalpria
Community Member
8 months ago

That's just the shedding of the snake...right? 🙄

DogMatic
Community Member
8 months ago

Yes, meaning the snake could be nearby.

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Douglas Turner
Community Member
8 months ago

That's... big

Marek Yanchurak
Community Member
8 months ago

Time to move out.

k1ddkanuck
Community Member
8 months ago

Bet ya didn't mind any mice though, did ya?

Freloise_Raven
Community Member
8 months ago

Um..... I would move

Kiss Army
Community Member
8 months ago

Time to move...

Marie
Community Member
8 months ago

Burn the house

Sarah Fry
Community Member
8 months ago

-oop

Anouk Raemen
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

No, Thank you...

Simon Gabriel Briz
Community Member
4 months ago

Yummy snack

Susan Stead
Community Member
8 months ago

The good news: there are no monsters under your bed. The bad news: well...

Lola
Community Member
8 months ago

Burn the house down and move far, far away.

Emir
Community Member
8 months ago

😳

Lydia Coy
Community Member
8 months ago

NOPE

Colleen Garland
Community Member
8 months ago

Did you find the head? You HAVE to find the head!

gpc1965
Community Member
8 months ago

You should clean more often; say, at least once a year.

Anna Turner
Community Member
8 months ago

Nooooo!!

Jane Doe
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh the Hello-Hell No Super Store had a sale, 50% off all Nope.

Linda Williams
Community Member
8 months ago

😱 Burn the house down!

Rex Garcia
Community Member
8 months ago

Looks like you found one of my backstabbing friends!

Powercat
Community Member
8 months ago

Looks very much like a corn snake shedding. You should be ok ;)

jevais
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh my goodness, this beyond horrific, unbelievable and how long does it take for the snake to change his skin? A Nightmare, how come no one saw the snake?

Hadesdaughter
Community Member
3 months ago

nope nope nope, burn the house

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
4 months ago

We’ve heard of dust bunnies but this !!

Terri Olson
Community Member
4 months ago

That's a King snake shed. About 4' long

Deb Dedon
Community Member
4 months ago

I don't see any rattles....

Johnny Døpe
Community Member
4 months ago

Check your loved ones if one of them is the snake

tinker bell
Community Member
6 months ago

oh no where the snake

Starlee87
Community Member
7 months ago

I would move out

Cindy Taube
Community Member
8 months ago

nope rope

Shirley Heyn
Community Member
8 months ago

Time to move. . .

Jenifer Halpern
Community Member
8 months ago

Yikes!

Joyce Brazel
Community Member
8 months ago

omg

Scar ️
Community Member
8 months ago

I would have burned the house down and moved across the world

Vicki Perizzolo
Community Member
8 months ago

hopefully it only stayed long enough to shed...no scale (haha) here for size tho..

Judith Wilson
Community Member
8 months ago

well, everybody has to shed SOMEWHERE

Barbara Stewart
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh crap...no way...YIKES. Time to move.

Wendy Lam
Community Member
8 months ago

Snake skin eek!

Aitchilm
Community Member
8 months ago

Good news/bad news, at least it was empty.

Cheryl Fontaine
Community Member
8 months ago

Uh huh, that means the "new" one is somewhere in the house?

katboxjanitor
Community Member
8 months ago

UH ohhhhh, someone found out about the "guest" the new roomie asked about!

Carole Strawn
Community Member
8 months ago

I would have to move. Immediately.

Todd Hollfelder
Community Member
8 months ago

I wonder where the live one is??

Diana Dodd
Community Member
8 months ago

Did you find the unwelcome guest? Me ... I would leave u til it was found!

CharliAnn Olney
Community Member
8 months ago

Nope!!! NOPE!!!!!!

Azziza
Community Member
8 months ago

OMFG that is terrifying! The other day I was marathoning Ghost Nation and in one house in Pennsylvania where the people were hearing noises in the attic, the ghost investigators went up there and found *dozens* of shed snake skins. They even found evidence that the snakes were living in the walls. Overall, I think I'd rather have ghosts.

Christine Packard Didier
Community Member
8 months ago

Horror

Jo Ellen Washburn
Community Member
8 months ago

I.Can't. OMG!

Sarah Mages
Community Member
8 months ago

Ahhhhhhhh!

June Dominguez
Community Member
8 months ago

Uh oh! Thanks, no thanks!

Elaine Mattingly
Community Member
8 months ago

Where is the snake that was in it?

Mollie Mills
Community Member
8 months ago

Move house!

Luuta
Community Member
8 months ago

This reminds me of Alien

Lynn Morello
Community Member
8 months ago

At least the owner has gone.

ainsley
Community Member
8 months ago

ooooo myyyy goddddd nope rope skin

NWB
Community Member
8 months ago

uh oh.....

Imposmate
Community Member
8 months ago

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#5

Received A Notification From My iRobot App. "Roomba Requires Your Attention. Roomba Is Stuck Near A Cliff"

Received A Notification From My iRobot App. "Roomba Requires Your Attention. Roomba Is Stuck Near A Cliff"

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chaitu cherry
Community Member
8 months ago

oh roombaaa dont jump off the cliff!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#6

Local Doggie Daycare Learned A Valuable Lesson About Leaving A Roomba In The Reception Area

Local Doggie Daycare Learned A Valuable Lesson About Leaving A Roomba In The Reception Area

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Caffeinated Hedgehog
Community Member
8 months ago

Roomba is starting to draw a pentagram to summon something...

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The iRobot CEO and co-founder Colin Angle told TechCrunch in an interview that the high sales of Roomba cleaners prove it’s “a steady business for a consumer product that starts at a price point that tends to be a bit higher than your average human-powered home cleaning hardware.” Meanwhile, Angle envisions home robots gaining more importance as homes get smarter.

But some critics claim that robot vacuums will never replace traditional cleaning tools because… well, they don’t do their job that well. According to NY Times, even the best robot vacuums barely touch the fine dust that settles into rugs.

“After six months of regular cleaning with the top-of-the-line Roomba, all of this debris still managed to pile up in a single 6-by-9-foot area rug.” The mess was cleaned in only 15 minutes by a human-powered vacuum.

#7

Roomba, The Nope Of Dog World

Roomba, The Nope Of Dog World

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crazy_cat_notAlady
Community Member
8 months ago

the pupper is so cute. i need him. for reasons

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#8

So Your Vacuum Cleaner Doesn't Work

So Your Vacuum Cleaner Doesn't Work

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
8 months ago

That's really impressive

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#9

This Is What Happens When Your Wife Leaves The Door Open To The Pool Area. Your Expensive Robot Vacuum Decides It Wants To Meet The Pool Vacuum... Goddammit

This Is What Happens When Your Wife Leaves The Door Open To The Pool Area. Your Expensive Robot Vacuum Decides It Wants To Meet The Pool Vacuum... Goddammit

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Caffeinated Hedgehog
Community Member
8 months ago

Still a better love story than Twilight

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Another con in the robovac department is that our modern homes filled with obstacles are not compatible with robots that easily get stuck in household clutter. Think of all the piles of laundry, small little items scattered around the house, charging cables, and all the other traps. These are a no-go for a robot vacuum and unless you keep your home clutter-free, it will be a hassle.

And lastly, in all fairness, not all robot vacuums look like they really know what they’re doing. Do an experiment: sit down, relax, and watch your bud moving around. You’ll see it bumping into obstacles, cleaning the same area for half an hour, and basically looking dumb and without a vision. The best way to avoid this is to stop watching and let it be.

#10

Today I Got Home To A Vacuum Robot With Artistic Pretensions

Today I Got Home To A Vacuum Robot With Artistic Pretensions

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Amarédesse Gemtree, SLYTHERIN
Community Member
8 months ago

*clap clap clap*

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#11

Apparently My Dog Thought The Roomba Was An Assailant

Apparently My Dog Thought The Roomba Was An Assailant

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
8 months ago

But don't you feel really safe knowing what a good doggo you have?

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#12

Not Only Did It Steal The Bloody Shower Towel It Tried To Hide Under The Vanity Thing. I Suppose It Wanted To Snack In Private

Not Only Did It Steal The Bloody Shower Towel It Tried To Hide Under The Vanity Thing. I Suppose It Wanted To Snack In Private

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
8 months ago

Lol at the caption

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#13

The Roomba Didn't Come Home Last Night After Its Scheduled Cleaning And Is Nowhere To Be Found

The Roomba Didn't Come Home Last Night After Its Scheduled Cleaning And Is Nowhere To Be Found

Bishopwsu Report

Douglas Turner
Community Member
8 months ago

Did you check the neighbours pool?

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#14

Just Found Out I Bought Vacuum Which Doesn’t Have Any Vacuum Capabilities, It Just Rolls Around The Floor

Just Found Out I Bought Vacuum Which Doesn’t Have Any Vacuum Capabilities, It Just Rolls Around The Floor

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Flisey
Community Member
8 months ago

Wish or aliexpress?

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#15

I'm Afraid, Our Vacuum Will Quit Soon. It Seems He Had An Interview

I'm Afraid, Our Vacuum Will Quit Soon. It Seems He Had An Interview

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Julius Martin
Community Member
8 months ago

You should give him a pay raise, seems as though he is not happy in the current work environment

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#16

Cat + Paint Can + Roomba

Cat + Paint Can + Roomba

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chaitu cherry
Community Member
8 months ago

mars rover????

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#17

Started Cracking Up When I Discovered SNL’s Mr. Bill Stuck Like This In The Roomba. Poor Guy

Started Cracking Up When I Discovered SNL’s Mr. Bill Stuck Like This In The Roomba. Poor Guy

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Spring Fisk
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh no Mr Bill!

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#18

My Parents Tested Using Robo-Vac To Clean The Unfinished Basement And Apparently Left The Walk-Out Door Open

My Parents Tested Using Robo-Vac To Clean The Unfinished Basement And Apparently Left The Walk-Out Door Open

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TheWitchNaru
Community Member
8 months ago

It does leaves, too

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#19

This Vacuum At Work Hadn't Been Cleaned In A While

This Vacuum At Work Hadn't Been Cleaned In A While

ElBurritoNinja Report

Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
8 months ago

Are those... sprouts??

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#20

Came Home From Dinner And Found My Vacuum Hanging On For Life

Came Home From Dinner And Found My Vacuum Hanging On For Life

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troufaki13
Community Member
8 months ago

People who live in homes with staircases and have a roomba should really be careful. Or else they should be charged with roomba neglect and endangerment. :P

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#21

Found Out Why The Roomba Quit Working

Found Out Why The Roomba Quit Working

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nanashi
Community Member
8 months ago

I want to say 'thank god it's already dead', but then again 'aww poor snake'

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#22

Just My Neighbor Vacuuming His Grass

Just My Neighbor Vacuuming His Grass

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Anne
Community Member
8 months ago

I've vacuumed the grass.. when I broke glass on in. I don't want the pets or kids to step in it.

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#23

Our Roomba Had A Run-In With Naked Barbie. Naked Barbie Lost

Our Roomba Had A Run-In With Naked Barbie. Naked Barbie Lost

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German Rottweiler#16
Community Member
8 months ago

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#24

My Brand New Roomba Ran Over My Puppy's Poop And Proceeded To "Clean" The Rest Of My Home

My Brand New Roomba Ran Over My Puppy's Poop And Proceeded To "Clean" The Rest Of My Home

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ML
Community Member
8 months ago

There should be poop sensors on the machines. Instant s**t shutdown

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#25

Go Home, Roomba! You’re Drunk

Go Home, Roomba! You’re Drunk

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Raine Soo
Community Member
8 months ago

If a Roomba can knock it over, the shelf was probably top heavy.

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#26

This Is Carl. He Likes To Squeeze Into Impossible Spots And Then Sleep. This Is His Favorite Spot, Takes 2+ People To Get Him Out

This Is Carl. He Likes To Squeeze Into Impossible Spots And Then Sleep. This Is His Favorite Spot, Takes 2+ People To Get Him Out

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DEKU x TODOROKI
Community Member
8 months ago

How. In. The. World?

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#27

Mother Knew I Wanted A Roomba But Didn't Want To Waste That Much Money On One. So She Found One For A Bargain. Note, It Has Zero Vacuuming Ability

Mother Knew I Wanted A Roomba But Didn't Want To Waste That Much Money On One. So She Found One For A Bargain. Note, It Has Zero Vacuuming Ability

edgeofruin Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
8 months ago

So, exactly what does this 'Sweep' machine do, push things about?

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#28

Apparently My Husband Hasn't Learned How To Hide His Charger Cords From "Eva" The Vacuum

Apparently My Husband Hasn't Learned How To Hide His Charger Cords From "Eva" The Vacuum

She sent me a message while I was at work to tell me she was having a bad day and requires assistance.

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
8 months ago

Poor Eva

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#29

Bumped The Empty Button After Finishing Vacuuming

Bumped The Empty Button After Finishing Vacuuming

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Carrie Laughs
Community Member
8 months ago

Bad design if it's that easy unfortunately.

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#30

I Hear Screaming Coming From The Living Room, Only To Find My 5-Year-Old Daughter On The Floor With Her Hair All Sucked Up & Tangled In Our iLife Robot Vacuum

I Hear Screaming Coming From The Living Room, Only To Find My 5-Year-Old Daughter On The Floor With Her Hair All Sucked Up & Tangled In Our iLife Robot Vacuum

I couldn't stop laughing the entire time I tried to free her.

tabithadudley Report

Sarah
Community Member
8 months ago

That's fake. You can see the completely different skin color ear, and her face is way too shiny. It's a doll.

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#31

Apparently I Found A Loose Thread While Vacuuming

Apparently I Found A Loose Thread While Vacuuming

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COcO BAMa
Community Member
8 months ago

Looks like vaccum is trying to make something ... evil with anything first poop now threads ... see the robots will take over

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#32

Oh Yeah... A Cliff

Oh Yeah... A Cliff

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Charlotte A.
Community Member
8 months ago

why do the manufacturers seem to think the consumers are vacuuming landscapes?

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#33

My Robot Vacuum Ate A Piece Of Chalk

My Robot Vacuum Ate A Piece Of Chalk

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IlovemydogShilo
Community Member
8 months ago

Looks like a crime scene.

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#34

This Is What I Woke Up To

This Is What I Woke Up To

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
8 months ago

Wow, it's really neat

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#35

When The Robo Vacuum Ruins Its Perfect Track Lines Retuning To Base

When The Robo Vacuum Ruins Its Perfect Track Lines Retuning To Base

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troufaki13
Community Member
8 months ago

Why is this room so empty??

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#36

Roomba Tried To Make A Break For It Today

Roomba Tried To Make A Break For It Today

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Lord Mysticlaw
Community Member
8 months ago

Tried really hard

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#37

Forgot My Headphones On The Ground While The Roomba Was Running

Forgot My Headphones On The Ground While The Roomba Was Running

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troufaki13
Community Member
8 months ago

These are my headphones when I take them out of my pocket

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#38

My Girlfriend Was Wondering Why Her Vacuum Was Not Working Anymore

My Girlfriend Was Wondering Why Her Vacuum Was Not Working Anymore

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DC
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh my ... those brushes take up everything. Basically, they are made to do this...

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#39

My Buddie's Girlfriend Has A Husky And Hasn't Vacuumed For A Few Months This Came Out Of Said Vacuum After

My Buddie's Girlfriend Has A Husky And Hasn't Vacuumed For A Few Months This Came Out Of Said Vacuum After

1eyedwunderweasel Report

Raine Soo
Community Member
8 months ago

How does one not vacuum for a few months?

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#40

Never Vacuum Your Keyboard

Never Vacuum Your Keyboard

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chaitu cherry
Community Member
8 months ago

dude..... you should blow air in to keyboard... not sucking of air.....

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#41

Roomba Has Gone Rogue

Roomba Has Gone Rogue

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Laura Kat
Community Member
8 months ago

Looks like the Roomba sucked up the string of the balloon(s) that were tied to the candle holder, and gravity did the rest.

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#42

It Made It Less Than A Meter From The Charger Before Asking To Be Charged Again

It Made It Less Than A Meter From The Charger Before Asking To Be Charged Again

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troufaki13
Community Member
8 months ago

This roomba is very needy

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#43

Wife And Teen Daughters Said Vacuum Wasn't Working, Checked Roller Brush

Wife And Teen Daughters Said Vacuum Wasn't Working, Checked Roller Brush

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EA
Community Member
8 months ago

Think this is the worst household chore. Having to de-hair the Hoover!

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#44

Why You Shouldn't Agree To Dogsit When You Have A Robot Vacuum

Why You Shouldn't Agree To Dogsit When You Have A Robot Vacuum

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Amarédesse Gemtree, SLYTHERIN
Community Member
8 months ago

OH SHI- speak of the devil

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#45

Just Vacuuming The Street In Front Of The 5-Star Hotel

Just Vacuuming The Street In Front Of The 5-Star Hotel

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Blue
Community Member
8 months ago

Prob vacuuming up cigarette butts.

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