How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?
Our sources include academic articles, blog posts, and personal essays from experienced Vacuum Technicians :
Verify there is no debris build-up on the charging contacts. If found, clean the charging contacts on both the Roomba® and the Home Base® with lightly dampened melamine foam. Examine Home Base®/Clean Base® line cord and check for any damage such as cuts, or fraying. Ensure the plug is securely inserted into the outlet.
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.
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.
Roomba® should charge in the following manner: If you are using a charger, the charger should have a solid green power indicator when it is plugged into an outlet. If you are using a Home Base®, the power indicator should blink approximately once every four (4) seconds when plugged into the charger or outlet.
Solid white: Fully charged. Pulsing white: Charging. Pulsing red: Charging, too low to start cleaning.
If its battery gets low before finishing a cleaning cycle, Roomba® automatically returns to the Home Base®/Clean Base™ to recharge, providing that it was started from its Home Base®/Clean 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.
The battery needs to be charged. Leave the robot on the base. If it`s still not fully charged after 3 hours visit Why does my Roomba® or Braava® not turn on or charge properly?
Roomba 600 series battery is a Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) battery. The average lifespan for this type of battery is around 500 charges, which works out to about 18 months of use if you are running the Roomba once per day.
A traditional, standard vacuum uses around 1.4kWh of power per hour; the humble robot charges on about 60-90 watts (over three hours), with one charge fuelling roughly an hour of cleaning. It`s a no brainer! However, it`s just not as simple as all that.
The light on the Home Base® will go on for approximately four (4) seconds and then turn off and remain off while the robot continues to charge. The light ring on your robot will illuminate to signal that it is charging.
For nearly 20 years, Roombas have been working hard to make our homes tidy. Made by iRobot, these robotic vacuum cleaners use sensors to detect walls and items in a room, becoming smarter the more frequently they clean.
Usually, we suggest customers put device on dock all the time if it is used every week. After battery is fully charged, only mother board of device is charged and customers don`t need worry battery is fully charged for a long time and may decrease the lifespan.
iRobot Roomba vacuums can operate even with simple ambient light, but not in total darkness. What may help with either the i7 or s9 robots is to run a training mission and/or clean your floors with the closet light on until your floor plan map is complete.
If the charger`s light is red that indicates that the battery is charging. If the charger light stays green that indicates that the battery is fully charged, or that the charger port is not receiving Voltage from the battery pack, or that the battery is overdischarged and cannot be recharged.
Replace the battery
If your Roomba is making noise while charging, it could be because of the battery. The rechargeable batteries in all Roombas are designed to last for about two years and will need to replace if you don`t want your device to start making noises and stop working properly.
If a clog is detected, the Dirt Disposal will trigger additional attempts to automatically clear the clog. The Dirt Disposal indicator will also flash red.
You can put the RoboVac on the charging base/auto-empty station though it`s fully charged. The battery protection circuit prevents the battery from being overcharged. Once the RoboVac is fully charged, it will stop drawing power. In this way, the vacuum can always be ready and cleaned on schedule daily.
Each eligible product sold at iRobot comes with a limited one-year warranty.
You can easily check the status of the battery in the iRobot® HOME App. A battery icon will be displayed in the top-right corner, indicating the current status of the battery.
Factory reset on a Wi-Fi Connected Roomba® and Braava jet®
e Series Robots: Press and Hold the Home and Spot Clean and CLEAN button down for 20 seconds then release. 900 Series Robots: Press and Hold the Dock and Spot Clean and CLEAN button down until all LEDs illuminate.
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.
It will consume electricity even when not in use, which can increase your energy bill. If you forget to empty the dustbin or forget to clean the Roomba, it could cause the machine to malfunction. Leaving Roomba plugged in all the time may shorten the life of the battery due to continuous charging cycles.
A robot vacuum without a self-emptying base is worth it, but it is definitely more worth it with one. The self-emptying base adds a fair amount of value and convenience to any compatible robot vacuum. It`s especially valuable if you have individuals at home who are more sensitive to dust and allergens.