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Maintaining Your Robot Vacuum: Maintenance You Can Do At Home

Maintaining Your Robot Vacuum: Maintenance You Can Do At Home

Keeping your robot vacuum in tip-top shape is like having a superhero sidekick for your floors. Regular maintenance means it’s always ready to swoop in and tackle stubborn stains and pesky pet hairs. 

Plus, vacuum cleaner care means your high-tech device lives longer, saving you money and hassle over time. So, give your little cleaning buddy some TLC, and it'll continue to keep your floors looking fabulous—it’s a win-win!

Here are some tips and tricks to keep your robot vacuum cleaner running at peak performance. 

Cleaning the Brushes and Rollers

A quick fix is by brush cleaning and bin emptying regularly:

  • Daily: Emptying the bin, checking wheels for stuck debris. 
  • Weekly: Cleaning brush rolls and wheels.
  • Monthly: Charging contacts and cliff sensors; removing and deep cleaning the brushes.

Cleaning brushes and rollers on a robot vacuum is crucial for maintaining the best cleaning efficiency, and doing so is easy: 

A How-To Guide

  1. Remove the brushes from the robot. Remove the brush caps from the ends of the brushes. Remove any hair or debris that has collected beneath the caps. Reinstall the brush caps.
  2. Remove any hair or debris from the pegs on the opposite side of the brushes. 
  3. Remove the bin compartment from the robot and clear any debris from the vacuum pathway. 
  4. Reinstall the brushes in the robot and check that all parts are aligned correctly. 

How Often Should You Replace the Brushes and Rollers?

Normally about every 6–12 months. If you have noticed that the brushes aren’t picking up dirt and dust like they used to then it might be time for you to take your robot vacuum cleaner to a professional repair service

Replacing the Filter: When and How?

Washable filters offer a longer lifespan if they are cleaned regularly, approximately every 1 to 3 months, depending on the level of use. 

More factors influence the lifespan of a vacuum cleaner filter than you may think, including the type of filter, the vacuum's usage frequency, and what floor surface it is mostly used on. 

HEPA filters (High-Efficiency Particulate Absorbing filters) are renowned for their ability to trap a high percentage of dust and allergens. They typically only require replacement about every 6 to 12 months, making them a strong investment. 

Cleaning the Filter

Usually do this about once per week (twice per week in homes with pets)

  1. Release the bin compartment. Remove the filter by grabbing both ends and pulling out slowly. 
  2. Shake off debris by tapping the filter against your household bin.
  3. Reinsert the filter with any grips facing out. Insert the bin compartment back into the robot.

Filter Replacement

  1. Release the bin compartment. 
  2. Remove the filter by grabbing both ends and pulling out slowly. 
  3. Shake off debris by tapping the filter against your trash container, and then replace the Filter with a new one. 

Keep in mind that vacuum filters are not made to be washed.

Caring for the Battery

To best care for the rechargeable battery in a robot vacuum, follow these guidelines: 

  • Always use the manufacturer-provided charger and avoid overcharging by unplugging the vacuum once it's fully charged. 
  • Keep the battery cool and dry. 
  • Regularly use and recharge the vacuum up to 100% to prevent battery degradation. 
  • Avoid running the battery completely flat. 

Proper maintenance ensures prolonged battery life and consistent robot vacuum performance.

When Should You Replace the Battery? 

With proper care, your robot's battery should last at least 2–3 years before it needs to be replaced.

Browse our range of robot vacuum batteries that are designed to be easily replaced with a simple screwdriver. If you're still unsure of how to replace it, simply contact us and our outstanding customer service team at Robot Specialist will guide you through the process. 

Troubleshooting Minor Issues

To troubleshoot minor issues with a robot vacuum cleaner at home, start by consulting the user manual for specific troubleshooting tips. 

Common issues include decreased suction, erratic movement, or charging problems. For suction issues, clean the filters, brushes, and rollers. If the vacuum moves erratically, check for obstructions in the wheels and sensors. 

For charging issues, ensure the charging contacts and station are clean and the vacuum is correctly aligned. 

Remember: A quick tip is resetting the vacuum to resolve software-related glitches. 

When to Take it to a Pro

As mentioned before, if you are running into any issues that you can’t resolve with our maintenance guide, Robot Specialist offers a professional robot vacuum repair service for any robot vacuum in Australia. 

For more information on this, our robot vacuum cleaner repair service involves the following:

  • Disassembly of cleaner
  • Rebuilding of cleaning head module
  • Cleaning, re-lubrication and testing of gearboxes and brush drives
  • Cleaning of left, right and front wheels
  • Cleaning of sensors throughout the cleaner
  • Cleaning of brushes
  • Cleaning of front bumper and drop sensors
  • Complete rebuild and clean of dust bin
  • Running battery through charge cycles to improve run time
  • Extensive testing on hard and soft floor coverings to ensure functionality

Keep your robot vacuum cleaner at its best with Robot Specialist. For more support, contact our fantastic customer service team (our own superheroes) so we can help you enjoy your automatic cleaning for much longer. 

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