How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?
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Charging contacts. Dirt or built-up debris may be preventing your robot from charging. Please unplug the base and grab a clean, lightly dampened melamine foam, such as a Magic Eraser to clean the contacts on the robot and base.
Charging time under normal conditions is at least 2 hours. For best results, use only the battery type compatible with your robot and ensure that it is an authentic iRobot Lithium Ion/NiMH battery that comes with Roomba or purchased from iRobot authorized dealers.
At the end of a cleaning job or when the battery is running low, Roomba® returns to the Home Base® to recharge.
For the Roomba`s nickel-based (not lithium ion like smartphones) batteries, it`s best to keep the unit charging whenever you`re not using it. However, don`t leave it in its dock for days at a time — lots of vacuuming will keep its battery healthy.
Recharge your robot as soon as possible following each use. Keep your robot plugged in and charging on the Home Base® or Clean Base™ when not in use. If your robot will not be used for more than a few weeks, we recommend placing the robot in ship mode. and storing it in a cool, dry place.
Solid white: Fully charged. Pulsing white: Charging. Pulsing red: Charging, too low to start cleaning.
The battery needs to be charged.
If the charging dock light turns off, it indicates that Roomba is docked and charging rightly. The turning off the dock light will not stay longer. So, there is nothing to worry about it. If you feel or think that something is unusual, you can check the charging status of Roomba through the I-robot app.
Solid white: Fully charged. Pulsing white: Charging. Pulsing red: Charging, too low to start cleaning. Solid red: Error (tap Button for details).
When the battery power gets low, the vacuum starts looking for the infrared signal emitted by the charger. Once it finds it, Roomba follows the signal and docks itself to the charger.
To reset the battery for a Roomba model in the 700, 800 or 900 series, connect the robot to the charger and press and hold the CLEAN button for 10 seconds. When you see blue text reading “r S t” on the display, release the button. You should hear a beeping tone, which tells you the reset was successful.
Roomba® robot vacuums are highly efficient, only drawing power when they`re charging in docks and to ensure uninterrupted connectivity with home WiFi systems. In fact, even if left plugged in all day, Roomba® consumes less energy than the typical upright vacuum cleaner.
Robot vacuums should automatically go to their charging station after a cleaning cycle or when their battery is low. Most robot vacuum cleaners find their charging station with infrared light, but some use stored virtual maps of your floorplan.
Keep your robot plugged in and charging on the Home Base® or Clean Base™ when not in use. If your robot will not be used for more than a few weeks, we recommend placing the robot in ship mode.