How do I disassemble a Mamava Solo V1 pod?

Mamava pods are designed to be easy to disassemble when you need to move or store a pod. Here’s a step-by-step guide for disassembling a Mamava Solo V1.

This article is for a Solo V1 pod.  Use this link for disassembly steps for a Solo V1.1 pod. Not sure which version Solo pod you have? Use this link to find out.

Before you move or store your Mamava pod, you’ll first need to disassemble it. Use this simple guide as a companion to the diagrams and instructions in the “Mamava Assembly Instructions” that came with your Solo V1 Pod. Please follow the assembly instruction steps in reverse order, back to front, when referencing the steps mentioned below.  

Please refer to the assembly guide for your pod to determine the tools and personnel required for disassembly. Additionally, we recommend using masking or painter’s tape to cover screws to ensure they don’t fall out or scratch adjacent components. If you didn’t keep the original packing materials for your pod, you’ll need to collect enough material to secure the components. We also suggest wearing safety glasses and light working gloves.

It’s important to keep track of the pod’s hardware so that you have it ready for reassembly when the time comes. We suggest taping the hardware near where the screws go on the pod or place them in clear plastic bags for future use. Avoid taping screws to the interior or exterior panels in a place that could scratch the pod. Keep them taped in places that are out of sight so no damage occurs during transport.

We’ve provided instructions on how to disassemble your pod here, but please note that we can also provide this service for you. Contact us below and we'll get you an estimate!

People required: 2

Average time: 2 hours

Tools required 

  • 6’ ladder
  • Phillips #2 screwdriver
  • Phillips #3 screwdriver
  • Rotolock Allen key (5.5mm)

Don’t use power tools as they can strip the pod’s hardware.

Additional Recommendations

  • Light working gloves 
  • Painter’s or masking tape 
  • Packaging material for safe storage

Always unplug the pod from its primary power source before disassembling!

Step 1: Door 

Refer to the Door section in the assembly guide.

  1. Depending on your storage space, you may want to remove the door handle on the pod. To take the door handle off, use the small pin that came with your set of keys. (This step is optional.)
  2. Use a #2 Phillips head screwdriver to unscrew the door closer arm and gently separate the door arm from the closer arm. Replace the screws back into the closer arm screw holes on the door and cover with tape.
  3. Gently lift the door out of its hinges and place it on its latch side edge. If you’re shipping the pod, place in its respective slot in the shipping packaging.

Step 2: Shelf

Refer to the Shelf section in the assembly guide.

  1. Remove all four screws from the shelf to take it off the wall. Tape the screws to the bottom of the shelf for reassembly. 

Step 3: Roof Caps and Perforated pan

Refer to the Roof Caps and Perforated Pan section in the assembly guide.

  1. Use your ladder to access the top of the unit. Unscrew the screws on the perforated pan (the center grille) with a Phillips head screwdriver. Remove the perforated pan and set aside. Replace the screws into their respective holes and cover with masking tape.
  2. Remove the two roof caps.
  3. Use a #2 Phillips head screwdriver to remove the eight screws that attach the roof pan to the top of the wall panels—there are two on each side of the pod. 
  4. Unplug the PCD power cord from the PCD. Then unplug the back right wall panel wire and the front left wall panel wire from the roof pan wire harness.
  5. Unscrew the 12 screws from the roof pan connected to the wall panels. Make sure to tape the screws to the roof pan. 
  6. Remove the roof pan by carefully lifting it out—it’s designed to be a tight fit!

Step 4: Header

Refer to the Header section in the assembly guide.

  1. Insert the Rotolock Allen key into the Rotolock holes on either side of the header. Make sure the tool is fully seated, then loosen the cam mechanisms.
  2. Pull up on the header to remove it and wrap for storage.

   Step 5: Beauty Panel

Refer to the Beauty Panels section in the assembly guide.

  1. Make sure the pod has been unplugged from the wall. 
  2. Remove the white covers from the Rotolock holes on each side of the beauty panel. 
  3. Use the Allen key to unlock the Rotolocks and remove the beauty panel. 
  4. Disconnect the black PCD power cord from the beauty panel junction box.
  5. Disconnect the GFCI power cord from the beauty panel junction box.
  6. Remove the wire grommet cover to feed the GFCI cord through to the exterior of the pod.

Step 6: Right Back Wall Panel

Refer to the Right Back Wall Panels section in the assembly guide.

  1. Unscrew the two screws that secure the back right wall panel to the floor pan.
  2. Remove the white adhesive covers from all the Rotolock holes.
  3. Use the Allen key to detach the back right wall panel from the back left wall panel.
  4. Lift this section of wall panel off of the floor pan.
  5. Replace the screws into the wall panel for storage or transport, and cover with tape.

If you’re putting the panels into shipping packaging, tighten the screws as much as possible to ensure they won’t mar adjacent panels in the crate. 

Step 7: Left Wall Panels

Refer to the Left Wall Panels section in the assembly guide.

  1. Remove the four screws that secure the left wall panels to the floor pan.
  2. Remove the eight screws securing the left wall panels to the bench and bench posts.
  3. Remove the white adhesive covers from all the Rotolock holes.
  4. Use the Rotolock key to detach the back left wall panel from the front left wall panel.
  5. Lift these wall panels off of the floor pan.
  6. Replace the screws into the wall panel for storage or transport, and cover with tape.

If you’re putting the panels into shipping packaging, tighten the screws as much as possible to ensure they won’t mar adjacent panels in the crate. 

Step 8: Bench

Refer to the Bench section in the assembly guide.

  1. Unscrew the four screws attaching the bench to the bench posts.
  2. Remove the bench by firmly grasping the front lip and slightly twisting as you pull up (it’s a little heavy!). It’s helpful to have one person looking under the bench to help guide the person lifting from above. There is a slight twisting motion involved, so check the bottom of the bench to see which way it twists.
  3. Unscrew the four screws attaching the bench posts to the floor pan and remove the bench posts. 

Step 9: Floor Pan and Bench Support

Refer to the Floor Pan and Bench Support section in the assembly guide.

  1. The floor pan is now exposed and ready to pack for transport or storage.

Friendly reminder: Contact the Mamava team when you reassemble the pod in its new location.  Send GPS coordinates—as well as a brief description and photo of the pod—to customerexperience@mamava.com and we’ll take it from there!

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 802.347.2111 or customerexperience@mamava.com.