How to clean a robot vacuum cleaner?
Keeping your home tidy every day, the robot vacuum cleaner itself needs periodic cleaning. It doesn’t need complicated care, but it’s important to clean all of its main elements regularly. then it will work better and last longer.
The HEPA filter traps particles which pollute the air, such as dust, pollen, and pet hair. Debris, coarse dust, dirt accumulates in the dust canister. Periodically, both the filter and the dust canister need to be cleaned.
The dust canister is a plastic container under the top cover of the robot vacuum cleaner. To remove it, simply flip the lid off, gently pull the dust canister toward you. Usually its walls are transparent, and you can clearly see how much debris has accumulated inside. You can periodically check its condition by simply opening the lid of the housing without taking out the dust canister.
If a lot of dust and dirt has piled up inside, it is time to clean the dust canister. It is easy to do:
- Press down on the latch, gently pull the container toward you to remove it.
- Its lid can be opened. To do this you need to pull the latch a little.
- Open the lid and shake out the container.
The body of the vacuum cleaner has a HEPA filter that also needs to be cleaned:
- Remove it by pulling on the latch;
- Shake out accumulated dust;
- If there is a lot of dust, you can gently clean the filter with a brush or soft brush.
Polaris robotic vacuums are equipped with HEPA filters that thoroughly clean the air. If heavily soiled, they can be rinsed under running water. You can also wash the body of the vacuum cleaner. Both the dust canister and HEPA filter must be completely dry before reassembling.
Does the robot vacuum clean the floor well??
Yes, if you use it correctly. This technique is needed for daily, maintenance cleaning. It will wipe away dust, pick up debris, and wipe away stains, but it can’t remove tough dirt. In addition, the quality of washing depends on the flooring. If it’s hard, flat (glazed tiles, linoleum, laminate), the robot vacuum will do a great job. For floors with rough surfaces (unglazed tiles or porcelain tiles, wood), it will be necessary to increase the intensity of water flow, so that the result is good.
Deciding whether to buy a cleaning robot vacuum cleaner or better to choose a model with dry cleaning only, plan how you will use it, where it will be cleaned more often, how often you need to clean the floor in the house or apartment.
With wet and dry mopping
Mostly hard flooring in the house (tile, linoleum, laminate)
You have both hard and carpeted floors in your home that need to be cleaned
The floor doesn’t get dirty much, you wash it infrequently, but you’d like to dust it
You wash the floor often or it gets very dirty
The flooring has deep seams or noticeable joints
Flooring is smooth, not roughened, it does not leave streaks when washed
A floor covering is very rough (a microfiber will be frayed, you will need a lot of water)
The recommendations in the table are tentative. Much depends on the model. For example, if the house has carpets, you don’t necessarily have to give up wet mopping. If the functionality of the model allows it, it can be programmed so that the flow of water stops when the unit passes over the carpeting.
What needs to be cleaned in the Xiaomi robot vacuum cleaner
According to the manual, the following elements of the robot vacuum cleaner require periodic maintenance:
- Releasing the dust canister from the dirt.
- Filters to clean. As a rule, each model has two: the main filter (HEPA) and a strainer (located where the air is blown out, right next to the housing grid).
- Cleaning brushes. There are 2 variations: star (side) and turbo (main).
- Cleaning the wheels, their axles (often winding debris, hair).
- Cleaning the water system. Relevant for vacuum cleaners that support wet cleaning function.
- Check the sensors for contaminants.
In the Xiaomi robotic vacuum cleaners in the official application for synchronizing with the phone Mi Home has a function of self-diagnosis “Care”. There you can learn about the current state of the robot, the battery charge, the need to replace consumables. But the instructions published there are not always correct, so you should not rely only on them.
Clean the dust canister
In all models of robotic vacuum cleaners from Xiaomi performed the same way.
- Turn off the vacuum cleaner or press the button to automatically find the charging station.
- Open the upper lid. The latch is usually right next to the buttons at the top. Simply pull up.
- The dust canister is fastened on the 2 latches on the sides. They need to be pushed at the same time, after which the tank is lifted.
- Pull out the dust canister. If the robot is on and the voice notifications are activated in the settings, it will indicate that the dust canister is not detected.
- Take the filter from the dust box. It is located at the side of the latch and is only held by plastic grooves.
- Clean the dust canister. It is recommended to use a brush for this (in many models supplied with the kit, in others. sold separately, together with a set of consumables).
- Put the filter in its place in the slots of the dust canister.
- Put the dust canister in the robot vacuum. The latches will close automatically if done correctly.
- Close the lid.
- Turn on the vacuum cleaner. If everything is done correctly, it will go into standby mode (the LED on the body will be on). Otherwise, it will notify the user that the container is not detected.
Cleaning the filter
It is recommended to do it every time the dust canister is cleaned, because it is attached directly to the tank. Just shake it out thoroughly; you can use a soft brush.
Clean after every 4 to 5 uses. Do not use detergents under any circumstances, as they create a microfilm in the pores, this will reduce the permeability of the filter, and you will have to replace it more often. Wash only with plain water. Then let it dry (on average 12-20 hours depending on the temperature in the room), then put it back on the dust canister.
Note that on some models the filter is attached directly behind the dust canister directly to the body. Others have an additional removable mesh, which must also be periodically cleaned of accumulated dust. There is no need to wash it.
How to clean a robot vacuum cleaner
Robot vacuum cleaner. a convenient and easy to use device to keep your home clean. It seems that it does not require care at all, but it is not so. It needs to be cleaned periodically, and it needs to be done properly.
Cleaning the container
Cleaning the container should be done every one or two cleanings. The less the container is filled with dust, the better the robot vacuum cleaner will work. Power of suction at it and so not very big, and if there is also a barrier from a dust, efficiency strongly decreases.
The sequence of actions is simple: you need to take out the container (in some models it is under the lid), open it and throw the garbage into the basket. After the container is better rinsed under the faucet and dried.
Cleaning the filters
The next step is to clean the filters. You don’t wash the HEPA filter in water like you do with a regular handheld vacuum cleaner, but most robots’ HEPA filters cannot be washed under water, since they are made of paper. If you wash it, it will get wet, and its lifespan will be significantly shortened.
The removed filter set should be carefully separated, and washed under the faucet, all except the HEPA filter (it looks like an accordion of paper in a plastic frame).
After drying them in the air, but not on the radiator or under a hair dryer. It can damage the filters. The HEPA filter should be cleaned gently with a brush that comes with almost all robot vacuum cleaners.
If you don’t have one, you can use a soft toothbrush or other soft brush to clean it. But it’s easier and more efficient to clean the filter with a standard vacuum cleaner.
However, even with careful handling, it slowly loses effectiveness, so the HEPA filter should be changed periodically. Every 2-3 months (depending on how often you use the vacuum cleaner). You can change the rest of the filters as they wear out. At the end, put everything back in its original position and put it back in the robot vacuum cleaner.
Cleaning the Turbo Brush
The Turbo Brush needs to be cleaned as it gets dirty every 3-4 weeks and replaced as it wears out every 6-8 months on average.
Different vacuum cleaners have different ways of attaching the brush, so be sure to read the instructions carefully before removing it. The biggest problem in cleaning a brush is hair. They are the hardest to remove from the brush, and under no circumstances should you just rip them off. you could damage the brush. The best way to clean the brush is to use a plastic comb or carefully cut it off with the included knife. If you don’t have a pair of scissors, you can use a pair of scissors.
If your robot vacuum cleaner has angled brushes, you can remove them with an ordinary Phillips screwdriver and wash them under the tap.
The bent bristles are best removed. they can interfere with picking up debris. They can be cut with the knife that comes with the vacuum cleaner (it can be attached to the brush or lie on its own). Or you can just use a pair of manicure scissors. Angle brushes should be replaced as they wear out, every 3 to 4 months on average.
Cleaning the wheelbase
It is also important to clean the wheels of the robot vacuum cleaner. Especially the front wheel, because hair can get wrapped around it, which can put more strain on the drive wheels and cause the engine to overheat and the battery to run out faster. Most models require a screwdriver or other small object to pry the wheel loose and clean it.
The swivel wheel is cleaned the same way.
However, before removing the wheels, check the manual first. there may be variations. Not all models have a swivel wheel that can be removed. If the wheels are not removable, clean them in place with a brush, toothpick or other fine object.
Cleaning the sensors
If the robot vacuum cleaner sensors will be a layer of dust, it will be worse to navigate in space and its efficiency will decrease or even drop to zero. Usually on top of a robot vacuum cleaner there is either a laser sensor or a camera with which it detects its location in the room and draws its plan. It also has height sensors, which are responsible for ensuring that the robot vacuum cleaner does not fall from the hills. All of them need to be cleaned. The cleaning itself is very simple. just wipe them with a damp cloth. It is also advisable to wipe down the robot vacuum from time to time.
As you can see, there is nothing complicated about cleaning a robot vacuum cleaner. Remember the basics: carefully read the instructions before cleaning, and don’t use brute force.
Clean the wheels
Cleaning the guide wheel and drive wheels is important. If you do not clean the front wheel in time, it can significantly reduce the speed of the robot, or it can stop if there is a sensor under the front wheel. The front wheel is cleaned as it gets dirty. Before you clean it, you need to pull the module of the wheel toward you and pull it together with the part out of the housing. After that, you need to remove the wheel from the holder, and clean it and the holder. Next, you need to apply force to the wheel axle and remove it to clean it from debris. When the process is finished, put the wheel back in the same way you took it out of the housing.
The side wheels are leading the robot vacuum cleaner, they are responsible for its movement in space. They are even easier to clean than the front roller. You just need to turn the product and remove the dirt accumulated under the wheels, applying a little pressure.
Service and maintenance of iRobot vacuum cleaners
A robot vacuum cleaner is a complicated piece of tech that needs maintenance. If you follow basic maintenance steps, your robot will work reliably for years to come. Taking care of a robot vacuum cleaner does not require special skills, all work can be done independently by any unprepared person. All parts that can be replaced or that need attention are marked in yellow for convenience.
It is advisable to clean the dustbin after each cleaning, or as often as possible. To pull out the canister, press the extractor button, using a small amount of force, pull out the canister.
Clean the filter regularly, or as often as possible. Use a compressed air blast, a brush, or vacuuming with a regular vacuum cleaner. If the vacuum cleaner is used daily, the filter should be changed every two months. Filter should be replaced if suction power is lost. Clean the dust canister (the area under the filter) and clean the garbage canister (the area at the top of the canister). The dust canister can be cleaned with a damp cloth, inside and outside. Washing the container under water is not allowed. this will cause damage to the electric motor inside.
Robot Vacuum Cleaner Xiaomi Robot Vacuum-Mop P white. review
Surely many people remember the departments that were a few years ago in shopping malls, where consultants-salespeople introduced the new invention to the congregation.- A robot vacuum cleaner that cleans itself. As proof, they offered to try the novelty at home by renting it for free.
Those who took these vacuum cleaners “on trial”, I was not particularly enthusiastic about them, and I clearly formed the view that the robot vacuum cleaner. a marketing ploy, wasted money and a total waste of money!
But this summer I accidentally found out that my friend uses a robot vacuum cleaner from Xiaomi, and not for the first year, and is absolutely delighted with it!
Xiaomi MI Roborock S50 HEPA filter cleaning,How to keep a clean (How to make the filter not clogged)
Then another friend bought herself a vacuum cleaner of this brand and was satisfied.
And I WANTED a robot from Xiaomi as well.
Just in case, I took a poll among my friends on instagram. What brands of vacuum cleaners do they have, and most were owners of Xiaomi.
ALL HAPPENED with the vacuum cleaners, but they are all different!
Some people have a vacuum cleaner like a VEHICLE. And they didn’t overpay for the wash function!
️ At others. Vacuum cleaner, but it also wipes up after itself with a rag!
So what to choose: with wet cleaning function or not?
I don’t need a high-end vacuum cleaner and I don’t need a cheap one. Still a new generation vacuum cleaner, more advanced. I decided to buy a robot for a medium price and with a washing function.
I wasn’t intimidated by some online reviews that the wet cleaning function is unnecessary and you still have to rewash the floor after the robot vacuum cleaner.
On AliExpress (Chinese online store) I did not dare to buy such an expensive thing, although reviews from some sellers of vacuum cleaners abound.
It was coming up to “BLACK MONDAY” and all the appliance stores were cutting on their merchandise.
The most attractive price was on the M-video site. There was only one Xiaomi Robot Vacuum-Mop P white.
So I made a decision: I have to take it! I originally expected to buy a white color, because it fits into the interior of the house. And a black vacuum cleaner is also more likely to show settled dust. I have to note right away, and the dust collected on this gadget after cleaning is decent!
After I paid for the vacuum cleaner, I got a notice that the vacuum cleaner is out of stock. Here’s how? One thing is on display, but the opposite. But, very nice that the store apologized, warned about it and sent a coupon for 500 as a gift. I also need to buy a kettle.))) So even cheaper vacuum cleaner for me.
As soon as the vacuum cleaner appeared in stock at M-video (I was waiting for it for about 11 days) they sent me an SMS-notification.
By the way, at the end of Black Friday !
I was given a box like this at the point of issue, and in the box is another box: directly with the vacuum cleaner:
The quality of the vacuum cleaner is great, it’s hard to think that it is a Chinese! Perfect plastic without burrs, even lettering, high-quality wheels to move the robot.
About the size of a large frying pan and weighs about 4 to 5 kilograms.
Как чистить робот-пылесос Xiaomi. Главное. не испортить фильтр
♪ And how well thought out ♪! To the smallest detail! All the parts that wash, clean, suction and clean. Removable! And there is even a brush blade for cleaning containers and winding hair on the vacuum cleaner.
The vacuum cleaner has a Bluetooth function, it connects to the home network-internet. There is also an application on your phone, through which you can:
see the area the vacuum cleaner has cleaned, cleaning map;
Draw virtual walls, for example: in my case, when there are toys on the floor in the children’s room, there is no need to clean. The wall drawn in the app, the robot does not cross.
you can control the robot like a remote control car. When you need to clean up just a little bit of debris. Instead of a remote control, you have a phone, and instead of a car. robot.
You can select the vacuum cleaner mode, noise level, the amount of water consumption for the wash function.
The robot may tell you if it is stuck or if it has finished cleaning.
I do not particularly use the application, turned off the memory card function, because every time I change items, and the robot is not used within the same apartment.
in the app you can see the remaining charge, send the robot to charge.
There are only two buttons on the vacuum cleaner to operate. When they are used together, the device settings are made. Then, during operation, use the same two buttons alternately. It’s that simple!
Cleaning the Xiaomi Mi Vacuum Cleaner 1s
Turn the device upside down, squeeze the latch on the bottom of the device and remove the main brush cover. 2. Pull out the main brush and clean the main brush shaft. 3. Clean the hair wrapped around the main brush with the main brush cleaning tool included. 4. Replace the main brush. Secure it with the lid latch by pushing on the lid.
Note. We recommend changing the main brush every 6-12 months for optimal cleaning performance.
Using the main brush cleaning tool
Xiaomi Mi Vacuum Cleaner 1s dust collector and filter
Lift the top cover of the unit, press the latch and pull out the dust canister.
Open the lid of the dust canister at the place indicated by the arrow.
Note. To avoid clogging the filter’s mesh, tap the dust canister to empty the debris.
Do not wash the filter. Otherwise, dust can settle on the filter and prevent its normal operation, which will affect the efficiency of cleaning.
Note. We recommend changing the filter every three months to maintain optimal cleaning performance.
Remove and replace the filter as shown in the picture
Turn the appliance upside down and remove the side brush attachment screws. 2. Pull out and clean the side brush. 3. Put the side brush back and tighten the fixing screws.
Note. We recommend changing the side brush every 3-6 months to maintain optimum cleaning efficiency.
Turn the unit over and remove the omnidirectional wheel. 2. Clean the hair, dirt and any other debris wrapped around the wheel and axle. 3. Install the wheel back, push it until it is in place.
Use a soft cloth to clean all of the unit’s sensors, including 1. Four drop sensors on the bottom of the unit; 2. Wall sensors on the right side of the device; 3. Charging contacts in the tail end of the device.
Recommended cleaning monthly Clean the docking station coil with a soft cloth.
What is important to know about consumables for Xiaomi robot vacuum cleaners
Robotic vacuum cleaners, like most other appliances with moving mechanisms, need periodic maintenance as well as replacement of consumables. The main ones include side and center brushes, filters, microfibers for wet cleaning. In addition, if we are talking about robot vacuum cleaners with lidar, the very “heart” of navigation. a laser rangefinder, also not eternal. Lidar loses focus because of the reduced power of the LED, in addition, it is constantly rotating, and moving elements, you understand, over time deteriorate. As a rule, lidar life even in reliable robot vacuum cleaners from reputable brands is about 3 years. So robot vacuum cleaners in any case require additional costs for maintenance and within this article we will tell you what are the consumables for robotic vacuum cleaners Xiaomi and how they differ.
Let’s start with the central brush. The new Xiaomi Roborock S6 and Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1S have an upgraded central brush. It is collapsible, unlike its predecessor. The upgraded design makes it easier to clean hair and pet hair, which is a problem with all turbo brushes. In addition, the new center brush has denser bristles, so it cleans the surface an order of magnitude better than the one on earlier models.
With all this difference in price is significant. If you take the average price on the popular Chinese marketplace Aliexpress, for the old version you have to pay about 300, and for the new version. 900.
It is also important to note that the center brush of the old and new are interchangeable. So you can buy a more efficient and easy-care center brush and install it on the first or second generation of Xiaomi robotic vacuum cleaners.
The next important thing to talk about is the side brush. Previously it was nylon, newer versions have a silicone side brush.
The cleaning efficiency in corners and along baseboards was not affected, but the resistance to wear and tear was improved. Side brushes, like the central one, are interchangeable. The price difference of 200 (500 vs. 700 for the new version).
There is also a third kind of side brush: a curved one with elongated bristles and a small bundle of short bristles at the base. This bundle of bristles prevents hair and wool from winding up, and the curved shape allows large particles of debris to be removed from the flooring so that they do not accumulate under it. For such a side brush you would have to pay about 900.
Speaking of filters, they may or may not be washable. Washable HEPA filters cost 2-3 times more (1500 vs. 500 for the simplified version). But thanks to the fact that the filter can be washed, its lifetime is extended, which means that in the future it will help to save money on replacing supplies. HEPA filters are also interchangeable.
And the last type of consumables that should be mentioned. wipes for wet cleaning. They can be reusable or disposable (Roborock S6). Reusable ones cost more, but they can be washed and re-installed during the next cleaning cycle. Disposable are good in that they are perfectly clean and do not require washing.
Given that they cost much less, it’s more convenient to simply install a disposable wipe, run the robot, and after a wet clean, remove the wipe and throw it away. For a set of 30 disposable wipes you have to pay about 1200, while for a single reusable one you have to pay about 300-600 (vary a lot).
By the way the updated model Viomi V2 comes with two different wet cleaning microfibers. One is used only for wet cleaning (more dense), and the second (with a bend in the middle) is used for dry and wet cleaning. Consumables themselves on the Viomi robots a little cheaper, for example, a replacement wet cleaning cloth costs no more than 500.
That’s all I wanted to tell you about consumables for Xiaomi robot-vacuum cleaners. Large selection of different components and their interchangeability, will allow you to pick the best option for your own conditions and budget. If you have any questions, ask them in the Комментарии и мнения владельцев!