How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?
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Ensure proper maintenance on the rubber brushes, and filter is also being performed. If the brushes are not spinning properly, this could cause Roomba® to fail to pick up debris off the floor.
If Roomba® continues to indicate the bin is full after you have emptied the bin, it means you have not thoroughly cleaned the bin full sensors and/or the sensor ports. After you have cleaned all six full bin sensors and ports, it may be necessary to clear the error by rebooting the robot.
Description. Error thirty-six (36) means that the bin full sensor for your robot was not cleared when the robot evacuated debris into the Clean Base™. You may see the red Light Ring sweeping towards the rear of the robot.
Remove any debris from the debris evacuation port on the bottom of the Clean Base. Unplug the Clean Base™ Charging Station + Automatic Dirt Disposal from the wall. Clean the Clean Base™ debris evacuation tubing on the bottom, and then remove any debris.
Loose connections will cause your vacuum cleaner to lose suction. Make sure that the dust container, the hose, the tube and the brush are all attached properly. If the problem continues, your vacuum cleaner might have a technical problem. If you suspect this to be the case, contact an authorised service agent.
What`s happening with your vacuum cleaner is that a clog has built up and debris being agitated by the roller is spitting out or stirring up dust without sucking it in.
If the red full bin indicator is illuminated or blinking, it means Roomba® senses that the bin is full. Please empty the bin, and clean the full bin sensors and sensor ports thoroughly.
Error five (5) means the left wheel cannot turn. Please check the following: If Roomba® is stuck under an obstacle, move it to a new location and press CLEAN to restart. Use Dual Mode Virtual Wall® Barriers to block off problem areas.
Error 14 or 1-4 means Roomba® is not detecting an installed bin. Please check the bin contacts: Confirm that the bin is installed properly. Wipe the bin contacts on both the bin and robot with a clean, lightly dampened melamine foam, such as a Magic Eraser.
Tucked inside your robot`s dustbin is an air filter. It`s designed to trap fine dust particles inside the bin as air flows through the vacuum. Over time these filters will become clogged with lint, hair and other physical debris.
Clog located in the vacuum hose
Turn the unit on and feel the suction at the end of the hose handle. If there is no or low suction, then the clog is in the hose. You can remove the clog by running a long, stiff object through the hose, such as a butter knife, starting at the wall end.
One of the easiest ways to increase vacuum cleaner suction is to empty the dust bag or container. Dust containers need to have enough space for airflow, otherwise, they could get clogged and have less suction power. Regularly check your dust compartment and empty or change it when it`s already 70-80% full.
Soil and Plant Debris
Soil and plant debris can clog a vacuum, and damp or wet leaves can lead to mold in the bag or canister, so it`s best to use a broom or your hands to pick those up.
Fine particles. Fine particles are no match for even the strongest vacuums. Construction dust, makeup, used coffee grounds, fireplace ash, and other fine particles can burn out the motor and be released back into the air. It`s best to sweep these items up to keep your vacuum – and yourself – safe.
A: Yes. I use about 10-20% vinegar and distilled water. Works great and the slight smell dissipates within minutes once it dries.
The sensor module is fixed to the underside of the lid of your dust bin perpendicular to the deepest area of your bin, and away from the central dust vortex, Fig “A”.
If there is a solid red LED lit up on your Clean Base™ Automatic Dirt Disposal, this means the bag will need to be replaced. Follow these simple steps to replace the bag.
iRobot Roomba i3+
A Roomba`s cliff sensors, which help to keep it from tumbling down the stairs, can likewise become blocked by a layer of grime, while its dust filter will gradually become clogged with debris.
The infrared sensor at the very front of the Roomba allows the vacuum to bounce light off an object to detect its presence, even if it`s cleaning after dark and there`s limited natural light.
The Roomba® 600 series Bin and Filters are not designed to be washed or come in contact with liquid. Press the bin release tab and pull to remove the Bin.
Most owners believe that running their robot vacuums four times per week is sufficient to keep the floors dust-free. However, if you have children or pets, you should use your robot vacuum more frequently. Daily vacuuming is recommended if you suffer from seasonal allergies.
Error eleven (11) means the Roomba (e or i series) vacuum is experiencing insufficient airflow. If the error persists, please reboot the robot by holding the clean button for about twenty (20) seconds. Doing so should clear the error from the robot`s memory.
Error 7 means the side wheels cannot turn. This can happen if Roomba i Series was started on an uneven surface or got stuck on an obstacle. If this is the case, lift Roomba off the floor and place it in the center of the room and restart the clean cycle. Use Dual Mode Virtual Wall® Barriers to block off problem areas.
Error nineteen (19) means your Roomba® is experiencing an issue undocking from the Home/Clean Base™. Clear any obstacles that may be in front or around the Home/Clean Base™, then press the button. If the message persists, please perform a robot reboot from the robot and start your Roomba from the Home/Clean Base™.