Although your robot vacuum may not be as sophisticated as thethey still require regular maintenance. Without them, your vacuum could end up just messing with dirt instead of picking it up.
Her focus in caring for herShark, or another automated is maintaining the wheels, main brush and side brushes. That's how it starts.
When the wheels become greasy, they no longer turn. To make sure they are spinning, make sure at least once a week that there are no threads or hair wrapped around the axles. If this is the case, cut off the debris with a knife.
Next, check if there is anything sticking to the wheels. If so, wipe it off with a damp cloth. Clean wheels get better traction and prevent additional load on the engine.
All robotic vacuum cleaners have at least one main brush which pulls dirt, lint and hair into the dust container. Like the wheels, the main brush can get tangled up with hair and laces. After each use, check the main brush and cut everything around it. Be careful not to cut the bristles while you work.
Once a month, remove the main brush – if the manual says you can – and hand wash in warm water and mild dish soap. Rinse it well and then allow it to air dry completely before putting it back in the vacuum.
The side brushes of a robotic vacuum are smaller and serve to pull dirt into the reach of the main brush. They need some care to work well.
After some time, you may find that these brushes are forgiving and even tangled. Luckily you can set it up again, no problem. Heat the plastic bristles for a few seconds with a high-mounted hair dryer. When warm, loosen the bristles with your fingers. Hold them in position for a few seconds until they cool down, which puts them in place.
A few minutes of grooming every week and every month keeps your robot vacuum humming in the coming years.