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To replace Junior’s power inlet, you’ll need a Phillips head screwdriver, the flat-head screwdriver included in Junior’s box, and a new screen.
Before starting any repair on Junior, turn his side power switch OFF and remove his dustbin.
Then, flip Junior over onto a flat surface and remove his main brush using the flat head screwdriver.
Keep all removed screws and parts safely aside, as they may be needed for later re-assembly. Use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the 7 screws on Junior’s underside that hold him together.
There are 5 screws along the edges of Junior: One screw on each side of the front wheel.
One screw to the right of the main brush motor. And one screw on each side of the dustbin. The final two screws are in Junior’s brush compartment.
Junior’s cover is no longer secured, so hold the top and bottom together as you carefully flip him back onto his wheels.
Grip Junior’s cover from the back and lift up to expose the mainboard.
Slide the power inlet down and tuck it somewhere safe to avoid compressing its wires.
To detach Junior’s cover completely, disconnect 4 circuit plugs:
Two at the lower edge of the mainboard, near the wheels.
And two more at the top edge, near the bumper.
Junior’s cover is now completely detached and can be set aside for the rest of the repair.
Unplug the power inlet from the mainboard. Press on the small tab and pull up to remove.
There are 2 screws securing the power inlet to each of Junior’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 Junior’s mainboard.
Now place the new inlet so the red wire connects to Junior’s left charging plate.
Install the small screw securing the wire to the charging plate. Ensure that the charging plate does not slide out of place as you install the screw.
Feed the black wire so it reaches the right charging plate, and install its screw.
Feed the inlet under the mainboard so it reaches the correct space to plug in.
When finished, you’re ready to start closing Junior’s cover.
Reattach all 4 circuit plugs connecting Junior’s cover to the mainboard.
There are two that connect to the top edge of the mainboard. And two more that connect to the bottom edge.
Remember to slide the power inlet back into its space on Junior’s cover. Align the cover’s edges precisely. Then, flip Junior over onto a flat surface.
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 Junior.
Once the wires are all safely tucked away and Junior’s cover is aligned properly, reinstall all 7 screws previously removed from Junior’s underside.
Install the main brush and dustbin before your next use and Junior is completely re-assembled.
Turn the side power switch back on, and congratulations! You’ve just replaced Junior’s power inlet. Happy Cleaning!