How to clean the robot vacuum cleaner?

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Learn how to clean the robot vacuum cleaner and what parts may need to be replaced. Make sure your robot vacuum cleaner maintains its best performance.

Luckily, maintenance is easy and all you really need is a good routine to stay on top of it.

Most robot vacuum cleaners are similar in construction. Understand the structure clearly and you can start cleaning. Read on to learn how to clean the robot vacuum cleaner and all its parts, how often to clean it, and what items may need to be replaced.

How to clean the robot vacuum cleaner

When you start cleaning the robot vacuum cleaner, please turn off the machine to avoid triggering any buttons and prompting the machine to beep.

1. Clean the robot vacuum dustbin.

The robot vacuum cleaner has a bin for storing garbage. A full bin will hinder the suction, so it should be emptied after each use. Even if the trash can is not full, empty the trash can; prevent the trash can from being filled during the next cleaning, which will reduce the efficiency of the rest of the cycle.

The trash can is usually located at the back bottom or top center of the machine, for example, Thamtu G11 ($200, Amazon). If there is something particularly disgusting on the trash can, it can usually be rinsed off, just make sure to remove all filters before getting wet.

2. Clean the air filter

The air filter is connected to the trash can and traps fine dust particles when the dust is sucked into the trash can. The air filter is a frequently used component and should be cleaned regularly, usually once a week or after each use, depending on the operating frequency of the vacuum cleaner and the vacuum cleaner.

Air filters are usually multi-layer filters to capture particles as small as micrometers and reduce the triggering factors in the air when vacuuming. For example, Thamtu's air filter ($16, Amazon).

After the trash can is emptied, remove the filter on the top of the trash can, and tap its sides to remove debris. Use the brush of the cleaning tool given when you purchase the robot sweeper to remove extra particles.

Most robot vacuum filters cannot touch water. If they become wet, they should be replaced immediately or dried before use.

In addition, the manufacturer recommends replacing the vacuum filter approximately every 2-3 months.

3. Clean the roller brush

The roller brush is a very important part of the robot sweeper. It can remove dirt on the floor and help suck it into the dustbin of the vacuum cleaner. The roller brush is easily entangled by the hair, rope, and other debris. To prevent this from happening, you should clean the roller brush after every few uses.

To clean the roller brush, first use a blade or scissors to cut the hair or rope wrapped around the roller brush, carefully avoiding the brush itself. After cutting these layers, pry them apart by hand, and then use a brush to remove other debris from the bristles.

The manufacturer recommends replacing the rollers every 6 to 12 months.

4. Clean side brush

The general robot sweeper has two rotating side brushes, of course, there is one. It can push surface debris into the brush path. To clean the side brush, you only need to wipe the bristles.

If you see significant bending or wear on the side brushes, then they may not be able to do their job effectively.

The manufacturer recommends replacing the side brush when it looks damaged.

5. Clean the wheels

The wheels of the robot vacuum cleaner usually don't need special care, just check that it can roll normally or that there are no foreign objects stuck. If there is a foreign object stuck, you need to pull out the thing caught between the wheel and the machine body.

6. Clean the sensor

The sensor is a key component that helps the robot navigate the room and avoid falling down the stairs. If you find that the vacuum cleaner hits things more frequently than usual, the sensor may need to be cleaned. You can take out the product manual of the robot vacuum cleaner to accurately identify the position of all the sensors, and take out a microfiber cloth to wipe it quickly. Do not use detergent, because the detergent will damage the housing of the sensor and may cause the sensor to malfunction.

7. Clean the charging port

The metal port on the bottom of the vacuum and the docking station is the way to connect the vacuum to the base for charging. If you have difficulty connecting the vacuum cleaner to the base or you notice intermittent charging failures, you need to wipe it with a microfiber cloth.

How to clean the Thamtu robot vacuum cleaner

The maintenance of most Thamtu robot vacuum cleaners will be similar to the steps above.

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