How to reset a irobot Roomba
To reset your iRobot Roomba, carefully turn its back such that the underside will face up. Sit it down lightly – it is expensive equipment and therefore breaking it will be real shame. Remove the Roomba’s battery. To do this, press the battery release tab using two fingers. After you have removed the battery, turn the Roomba back over carefully.
Press down the power button and hold for at least five seconds. Now turn it back over on its back carefully for a second time. Reinstall the battery into the unit. To do this, you only need to slide it back into its right place. Apply pressure until the battery pops securely into the right place.
Plug the unit into its charger and if you have a Roomba Home Base, you should avoid using it at this point to prevent interruptions on the charge cycle. You should allow the Roomba to charge for at least 72 hours. The lights on your Roomba can indicate that the unit is fully charged, but you should always allow it to charge for 72 hours.
How to use a irobot Roomba
iRobot Roomba cleaners work on either carpet or hard floors. After the unit is set on motion, it automatically senses obstacles and to clean the floors it goes around them. To some users, an out of box unit can be intimidating. Therefore understanding how the cleaners work before the first use is important. After using it for the first time, you will find out that it will do most of your cleaning work.
iRobot Roombas can handle small obstacles, but you will need to clear any large obstacle before you begin the cleaning process. Remove anything which might block the robot cleaner from the floor such as clutter. Also lift cables to prevent their tangling on the Roomba’s brushes. Before starting the Roomba you should also dry any wet places.
Even though large obstacles such as cables can cause problems for the Roomba cleaners, smaller obstacles do not. Shag carpets or rug tassels won’t be caught in the Roomba’s brushes. The units use a technology that allows them to backtrack and untangle any small obstacles. Again, before starting the unit, you should set the Home Base. In addition to charging the unit, the Home Base allows the Roomba to easily identify its boundaries. You should only set the Home Base on level surfaces with its backside against a wall. For the Home Base to work properly, you should set it on a doorway. It should be at least 4 feet away from stairs to prevent the Roomba from falling down stairs.
To clean your floors, check, the Roomba’s battery level. After the battery is fully charged, the battery level indicator will glow solid green. Anytime it grows amber, you should know that the cleaner is not fully charged. To turn the unit on, press “Clean” at the top of the unit and press the same button for a second time to start the cleaning cycle. To pause the cleaning process, you should press the “Clean” button. To stop the cleaning cycle, press “Clean” button.
Allow the cleaner to vacuum your floor. After it has completed the cleaning process, it will return to the Home Base. Once there, it will switch itself off and will resume the recharging process.
However, after the iRobot Roomba is on its Home Base, you should empty its collection bin and clean its filters and also clean the brushes. Replacing filters after one month is important as it will keep the iRobot functioning properly. Moreover, by performing the tasks you will ensure that the Roomba will always be ready for a cleaning cycle. Check the brushes for any dirt and lint and to prevent clogging remove it at the stage. Confirm that the unit is charging when at the Home Base.
How does a irobot Roomba work
iRobot describes their Roomba as a vacuum cleaning robot. The units follow series of preprogrammed instructions. They also use built in intelligence to workout exactly what they need to do and how they should do it.
How to fix a irobot Roomba
Before fixing any problem on your iRobot Roomba, you should know that self repair may void your warranty. You should also use eye protection and dust mask when fixing a Roomba. The most common problems customers report relate to the battery. A battery may fail to hold a charge. To fix the problem, you should set and cycle the unit. You can do this by removing the battery while holding the power button 5 to 10 seconds. After reinstalling the battery, you should charge it until the green light is on. After this happens, you should charge for additional 72 hours without any interruptions. If nothing happens, you will need to purchase another battery.
Some other problems with Roomba cleaners include having hair or fuzz trapped within the unit. To solve this problem, you should use compressed air to clean the unit. And if the Roomba brushes aren’t turning, you should take out the brush rollers and remove any dirt particularly dirt which may cause the unit to jam. You can also access the unit’s belt and clean it thoroughly. If the unit is gathering dirt in the filters and not the bin, disassemble the back canister and clean its fan chamber. Also recheck the connection on dirt tray.
Irobot Roomba blinking orange light
When your iRobot Roomba is blinking orange light, it is experiencing a charging error. The Roomba will also blink the light after every 2 seconds. If your cleaner has an error code of 2, it will blink twice, and then pause for 2 seconds, blink twice and the process will continue. You should watch the cleaner when the CLEAN button is on to identify the error code it is displaying. To solve the problem you will need to reset the unit or replace the battery, the home base and the power supply.