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Owner’s GuideiRobot Roomba Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal

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Safety information

Important safety instructions
This Owner’s Guide includes information for Regulatory Model(s): ADG-N2

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

WERNINGWARNING: When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:
BEFORE USING THIS APPLIANCE, READ ALL APPLICABLE INSTRUCTIONS. FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
WERNINGWARNING: To reduce the risk of injury or damage, read and follow the safety precautions when setting up, using, and maintaining your robot.
This appliance can be used by children aged 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning the use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Children should not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance should not be carried out by children without supervision.

WERNING This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential physical injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.

Electric Warning Icon Risk of electric shock
iRobot Roomba Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal - icon 5 Risk of fire
WERNING Caution
Double insulation Class II equipment
indoor use only. For indoor use only
iRobot Roomba Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal - icon Rated power input, a.c.
iRobot Roomba Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal - icon 1 Rated power output, d.c.
iRobot Roomba Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal - icon 4 Rated power input, d.c.
manual carefully Read operator’s manual
iRobot Roomba Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal - icon 2 Keep out of reach of children
testo 805 Infrared Thermometer - symbol The general symbol for recycling
iRobot Roomba Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal - icon 3 Separate Supply Unit

WARNING: Indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in serious injury or death.
CAUTION: Indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in minor or moderate injury.
NOTICE: Indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could result in property damage.

WERNINGGENERAL WARNINGiRobot Roomba Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal - icon 2iRobot Roomba Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal - icon 5Electric Warning Icon

  • Your robot comes with a region-approved power supply cord and is designed to be plugged into a standard household AC power outlet only. Do not use any other power supply cord. For replacement cards, please contact Customer Care to ensure proper selection of country-specific power supply cords.
  • Do not open your robot or dirt disposal other than instructed in the Owner’s Guide. There are no user-serviceable parts inside. Refer servicing to qualified service personnel.
  • Risk of electric shock, use indoors in dry location only.
  • Do not handle your robot or dirt disposal with wet hands.
  • Do not use unauthorized chargers. The use of an unauthorized charger could cause the battery to generate heat, smoke, catch fire or explode.
  • Your robot is not a toy. Small children and pets should be supervised when your robot is operating.
  • Do not sit or stand on your robot or dirt disposal.
  • Store and operate your robot in room-temperature environments only.
  • If the room to be cleaned contains a balcony, a physical barrier should be used to prevent the robot access to the balcony and ensure safe operation.
  • Clean cliff sensors for buildup.
  • If the room to be cleaned contains equipment, such as a stove, fan, portable heater or humidifier, remove the equipment before operation. There is a risk of injury, accident or malfunction if the robot comes in contact with and pushes the equipment.
  • This robot is intended for dry floor use only. Do not use this device to clean up spills. Do not allow your robot or charging station to become wet.

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  • Do not operate the robot in areas with exposed electrical outlets on the floor.
  • Do not use this device to pick up sharp objects, glass, or anything that is burning or smoking.
  • Be aware that the robot moves on its own. Take care when walking in the area that the robot is operating in to avoid stepping on it.
  • If the device passes over a power cord and drags it, there is a chance an object could be pulled off a table or shelf. Before using this device, pick up objects such as clothing, loose papers, pull cords for blinds or curtains, power cords, and any fragile objects. Extinguish candles. Shut off portable heaters.
  • Perform the required maintenance as per the Owner’s Guide to ensure safe operation of the robot and dirt disposal.

NOTICE

  • Do not place anything on top of your robot.
  • Failure to maintain the cleanliness of charger contacts could result in loss of ability for the robot to charge the battery.
  • Before running your robot on carpets or rugs, ensure that the carpets or rugs are compatible with vacuums using bars or brushes. Using your robot on a carpet or rug that is not compatible could result in damage to your carpet or rug. Contact your carpet or rug manufacturer with questions on
    compatibility.

WERNING BATTERY WARNINGiRobot Roomba Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal - icon 5

  • Do not open, crush, heat above 176°F: 80°C or incinerate Follow the Owner’s Guide instructions for proper use, maintenance, handling, and disposal.
  • Do not short-circuit the battery by allowing metal objects to contact battery terminals or immerse in liquid. Do not subject batteries to mechanical shock.
  • Lithium-ion batteries and products that contain lithium-ion batteries are subject to stringent transportation regulations. If you need to post this product (with the battery included) for service, travel, or any other reason, you MUST refer to the Troubleshooting section of your manual or contact Customer Care for postage instructions.
  • Periodically inspect the battery pack for any sign of damage or leakage. Do not charge damaged or leaking battery packs and do not allow the liquid to come in contact with skin or eyes. If contact has been made, wash the affected area with copious amounts of water and seek medical advice. Place the battery in a sealed plastic bag and recycle or dispose of it safely according to local environmental regulations, or return it to your local authorized iRobot Service Centre for disposal.

WERNING CAUTIONiRobot Roomba Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal - icon 5Electric Warning Icon

  • Battery usage by children should be supervised. Seek medical advice immediately if a cell or a battery has been swallowed.

NOTICE

  • The battery pack must be removed from the robot before recycling or disposal.
  • For best results, only use the Lithium-Ion Battery that comes with the robot.
  • Do not use non-rechargeable batteries. Use only the rechargeable battery supplied with the product. For replacement, purchase an identical iRobot battery or contact iRobot Customer Care for alternative battery options.
  • Always charge and remove the battery from your robot and accessories before long-term storage.

DustbinThis symbol on the battery indicates that the battery must not be disposed of with unsorted common municipal waste. As the end-user, it is your responsibility to dispose of the end-of-life battery in your appliance in an environmentally sensitive manner as follows: (1) returning it to the distributor/dealer from whom you purchased the product; or (2) depositing it in a designated collection point. The separate collection and recycling of end- f-life batteries at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and to ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the
environment. For more information, please contact your local recycling office or the dealer from whom you originally purchased the product. Failure to properly dispose of end-of-life batteries may result in negative potential effects on the environment and human health due to the substances in the batteries and accumulators.
Information regarding the effects of problematic substances in the battery waste stream may be  found at the following source: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/batteries/

AUTOMATIC DIRT DISPOSAL 
WERNINGWARNINGiRobot Roomba Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal - icon 5Electric Warning Icon

  • Do not use if the cord or plug is damaged. If the appliance is not working as it should, has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors or dropped into water, return it to a service center.
  • Always disconnect your robot from the dirt disposal before cleaning or maintaining it.
  • Do not use dirt disposal as a step.
  • Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair and anything that may reduce air flow.
  • To properly maintain your dirt disposal, do not place foreign objects inside and ensure that it is clear of debris.
  • In order to avoid a hazard due to inadvertent resetting of the thermal cut-out, this appliance must not be supplied through an external switching device, such as a timer, or connected to a circuit that is regularly switched on and off by the utility.
  • Do not allow liquids to get on or into your dirt disposal.
  • Do not pour any liquids into the device and do not immerse in water.
  • Do not use outdoors or on wet surfaces.
  • Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used by or near children.
  • Use only as described in this manual.
  • To reduce the risk of electric shock, unplug your dirt disposal before cleaning it.
  • Keep the dirt disposal and power cord away from heated surfaces.

NOTICE

  • The product may not be used with any type of power converter. The use of power converters will immediately void the warranty.
  • If you live in an area prone to electrical storms, it is recommended that you use additional surge protection. Your dirt disposal may be protected with a surge protector in the event of severe electrical storms.
  • Do not use without a dust bag and/or filters in place.

About your Roomba® Robot Vacuum

Top view

Bottom view

Using your Roomba® Robot Vacuum
Positioning the Clean Base™ Automatic Dirt Disposal iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Automatic Dirt Disposal

NOTES Note: Do not place your Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal in direct sunlight. Ensure that the area around the dock is free of clutter to improve docking performance.
warning 2 WARNING: To prevent the risk of your robot falling downstairs, ensure that the charging station is placed at least 4 feet (1.2 meters) away from the stairs.

  • Download the iRobot Home App and connect to Wi-Fi®
  • Follow the step-by-step instructions to set up your Roomba.
  • Set up Precision Vision Navigation™ to avoid obstacles in real-time.
  • Set an automatic cleaning schedule and customize cleaning preferences.
  • Create smart maps to tell your robot where and when to clean.

iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - icon

Charging 

iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Charging

Place the robot on the charging station to activate the battery.
NOTESNote: Your robot comes with a partial charge, but we recommend that you charge the robot for 3 hours prior to starting the first cleaning job.

iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Charging 1When your robot is fully charged, the light ring indicator will intermittingly pulse white at the rear.

  • The robot uses a small amount of power whenever it is on the charging station. You can put the robot in a further-reduced power state when not in use. To put your robot into Reduced Power Standby Mode, remove the dust bin and tap the clean button 5 times. To exit Reduced Power Standby Mode, place your robot on the charging station and tap the clean button. For more details on this Reduced Power Standby Mode, refer to the FAQ page on our website.
  • For long-term storage, turn off the robot by removing it from the charging station and holding down the clean button for 3 seconds with one wheel off the ground. Store the robot in a cool, dry place.

Cleaning iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Cleaning

Your robot will automatically explore and clean your home in neat rows, avoiding obstacles using its front-facing camera. It will return to the charging station at the end of a cleaning job and whenever it needs to recharge.iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - top view 2

Your robot is able to recognize and avoid objects. However, it is still recommended to remove excess clutter before cleaning.

  • To end a job and send the robot back to its charging station, hold the clean button down for between 2-5 seconds. A blue light ring pattern will indicate that the robot is seeking the charging station.
  • When your robot detects an especially dirty area, it will engage Dirt Detect™ mode, moving in a forwards/backward motion to clean the area more thoroughly. The light ring indicator will flash blue.

iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Charging 2When the robot senses its bin needs to be emptied, the light ring indicator will illuminate in a red sweeping motion toward the rear.

Troubleshooting

Your robot will tell you something is wrong by playing an audio alert and turning the light ring indicator red. Press the clean button or tap the bumper for details. Check the iRobot Home App for further support. 

After 90 minutes of inactivity off the charging station, the robot will automatically end its cleaning job.
Battery safety & postage
For best results, only use the Lithium-Ion Battery that comes with your robot.
warning 2 WARNING: Lithium-ion batteries and products that contain lithium-ion batteries are subject to stringent transportation regulations. If you need to ship this product for service, travel, or any other reason, you MUST follow the shipping instructions are below.

  • The battery MUST be turned off before postage.
  • Turn off the battery by removing the robot from the charging station and holding down the clean button for 3 seconds with one wheel off the ground. All indicators will turn off.
  • Package the robot securely for postage.
  • If you need further assistance, contact our Customer Care team or visit global.irobot.com.

About your Automatic Dirt Disposal
While cleaning, your robot will automatically return to the dirt disposal to empty its bin and recharge as needed.
The dirt disposal’s LED indicator will turn solid red when a new bag is needed. If a clog is detected, the dirt disposal will trigger additional attempts to automatically clear the clog.
NOTES Note: If you place your robot on the dirt disposal by hand, it will not empty automatically. In this case, use the iRobot Home App or hold the button down for 2-5 seconds.

Care and maintenance

Care and maintenance instructions
To keep your robot running at peak performance, perform the procedures on the following pages.
There are additional instructional videos in the iRobot Home App. If you notice the robot picking up less debris from your floor, empty the bin, clean the filter and clean the brushes.

Part Care frequency Replacement Frequency*
Bin Wash bin as needed
Filter Clean once a week (twice a week if you have a pet). Do not wash. Every 2 months
Full Bin Sensor Clean every 2 weeks
Front Caster Wheel Clean every 2 weeks Every 12 months
Edge-Sweeping Brush and Multi-Surface Brushes Clean once a month (twice a month if you have a pet) Every 12 months
Sensors and Charging Contacts Clean once a month
Camera Window Clean and inspect once a month
Bags Bags should be replaced when prompted by the LED indicator/app.
Dock Charging Contacts and Visual Docking Target Once every month
Blower Cover inside the canister Once every month (remove debris from blower cover)

Note: iRobot manufactures various replacement parts and assemblies. If you think you need a replacement part, please contact iRobot Customer Care for more information. *Replacement frequency may vary. Parts should be replaced if visible wear appears.
Emptying the Bin

Press the bin release button to remove the bin. iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Emptying the Bin
Open bin door to empty bin. iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Emptying the Bin 1
Place bin back in the robot. iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Emptying the Bin 2

Cleaning the Filter

Remove the bin. Remove the filter by grasping both ends and pulling it out. iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Emptying the Bin 3
Remove debris by tapping the filter against your rubbish bin. iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Emptying the Bin 4
Reinsert filter with ridged grips facing out. Place bin back in the robot.
iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - icon 1 Important: The robot will not run if the filter is not installed correctly. Replace the filter every two months.

Cleaning the Full Bin Sensors

Remove and empty the bin. iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Emptying the Bin 5
Wipe the inner sensors with a clean, dry cloth iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Emptying the Bin 6
Wipe the bin door with a clean, dry cloth.
Clear any debris from the vacuum path.

Washing the Bin
iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - icon 1Important: Do not wash the filter. Remove the filter before washing the bin.
Release the bin, remove the filter and open the bin door.
Rinse the bin using warm water.iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Washing

NOTESNote: Bin is not dishwasher safe.
Make sure that the bin is completely dry. Reinsert filter and place bin back in the robot.
Cleaning the Edge-Sweeping Brush
Use a coin or small screwdriver to remove the screw holding the Edge-Sweeping Brush in place.
Pull to remove the Edge-Sweeping Brush. Remove any hair or debris, then reinstall the brush.

Cleaning the Front Caster Wheel

  1. Pull firmly on the front wheel module to remove it from the robot.
  2. Pull firmly on the wheel to remove it from its housing (see illustration below).
  3. Remove any debris from inside the wheel cavity.
  4. Reinstall all parts when finished. Make sure that the wheel clicks back into place.

iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Washing 3iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - icon 1 Important: A front wheel clogged with hair and debris could result in damage to your floor. If the wheel is not spinning freely after you have cleaned it,  please contact Customer Care.
Cleaning the Multi-Surface Brushes

Pinch the brush-frame release tab, lift the tab and remove any obstructions. iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Washing 4
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. iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Washing 5
Remove any hair or debris from the square and hexagonal pegs on the opposite side of the brushes. iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Washing 6
Reinstall the brushes in the robot. Match the shape of the brush pegs with the shape of the brush icons in the cleaning head module.

Cleaning the Sensors, Camera Window, and Charging Contacts
Wipe sensors, camera window, and charging contacts with a clean, dry cloth.
NOTES Note: Inspect the camera window. If you notice any cracks, please contact customer care.iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Washing 7

Replacing the Bag
Lift up on the canister lid to open.
iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - ReplacingPull up on the plastic card to remove the bag from the canister.
NOTES Note: This will seal the bag so dust and debris cannot escape.iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Replacing 2

Discard the used bag.
Install a new bag, sliding the plastic card into the guide rails.iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Replacing 1

Press down on the lid making sure that it is completely closed.
NOTES Note: To achieve optimal performance with your robot and automatic dirt disposal, clean and/or replace your robot’s filter as needed.

Cleaning the Visual Docking Target and Charging Contacts
Inspect the visual docking target and charging contacts to make sure that they are clear of debris. Wipe with a clean, dry cloth.iRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Replacing 4

NOTES Note: Do not spray cleaning solution directly onto sensors or into sensor openings.
Removing debris from Blower CoveriRobot j7 Roomba Robot Vacuum Cleaner - Replacing 3

Inspect blower cover for any lint or debris build-up, and wipe with a clean dry cloth to remove.

Troubleshooting

Your dirt disposal will tell you if something is wrong via an LED indicator on the front of the canister and through the iRobot Home App.

LED indicator Common error How to fix
Solid red A bag full or missing 1. Replace the bag if it is full or missing.
2. Make sure that the bag is securely inserted.
3. If the problem persists, remove any debris from the port on the bottom of your robot and the dirt disposal.
Blinking red There is a leak or a clog in the dock evacuation path 1. Make sure that the canister lid is pushed down and firmly sealed. Hold the clean button on your robot down for 2 seconds to manually empty the
bin.
2. Remove any debris from the port on the bottom of your robot and dirt disposal.
3. Unplug the dirt disposal from the wall. Place it on its side and inspect the debris evacuation tube for debris. If necessary, remove the tube to clear
any debris.

This product has been equipped with a thermal protector designed to protect against damage due to overheating. If the protector operates, the motor will stop running. If this happens, unplug the unit, allow it to cool for 30 minutes, clear any obstructions from the evacuation port and evacuation tube, then plug the unit back in.

iRobot Customer Care

USA & Canada
If you have questions or comments about your Roomba® robot vacuum, please contact iRobot before contacting a retailer. You can start by visiting global.irobot.com for support tips, frequently asked questions, and information about accessories. This information can also be found in the iRobot Home App. If you need further assistance, call our Customer Care team on (877) 855 8593.
iRobot USA Customer Care Hours

  • Monday to Friday, 9 AM-9 PM Eastern Time
  • Saturday and Sunday 9 AM-6 PM Eastern Time

Outside USA & Canada
Visit global.irobot.com to:

  • Learn more about iRobot in your country
  • Get hints and tips to improve your Roomba® robot vacuum’s performance
  • Get answers to questions
  • Contact your local support center

Regulatory information

CE SYMBOLHereby, iRobot Corporation declares that this robot vacuum cleaner model RVE-Y1 is in compliance with the EU Radio Equipment Directive  2014/53/EU. The full text of the EU Declaration of Conformity is available at the following web address: www.irobot.com/compliance.
Uk CA SymbolHereby, iRobot Corporation declares that this robot vacuum cleaner model RVE-Y1 is in compliance with the Radio Equipment Regulations 2017. The full text of the UKCA Declaration of Conformity is available at the following web address: www.irobot.com/compliance.
Chemical information report listing SVHC (substances of very high concern) per EU Regulation EU 1907/2006 can be found here: www.irobot.com/compliance.
Regulatory Model RVE-Y1 incorporates the Sextant radio module model AXG-Y1. The Sextant radio module is a dual-band radio which operates in the  WLAN 2.4 GHz and WLAN 5GHz bands. The Sextant radio module also incorporates Bluetooth and BLE which operates in the 2400 MHz –2483.5 MHz band.

  • The 2.4 GHz band is limited to operate between 2400 MHz – 2483.5 MHz with a maximum EIRP output power of 17.78 dBm (59.98 mW) at 2442 MHz.
  • The 5 GHz band is limited to operate between 5150 MHz – 5850 MHz with a maximum EIRP output power of 20.81 dBm (120.50 mW) at 5190 MHz.
  • For Israel, the 5 GHz band is limited to operating in the 5150 MHz – 5350 MHz bands.

Dustbin IconThis symbol on the product indicates that the appliance must not be disposed of with unsorted common municipal waste. As the end-user, it is your responsibility to dispose of the end-of-life appliance in an environmentally sensitive manner as follows: (1) returning it to the distributor/dealer from whom you purchased the product; or (2) depositing it in a designated collection point.
Disposing of this product correctly will help save valuable resources and prevent any potential negative effects on human health and the environment,  which could otherwise arise from inappropriate waste handling. Please contact your local authority for further details or your nearest designated collection
point. Penalties may be applicable for incorrect disposal of this waste in accordance with your national legislation. More information may be found at the following source: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/waste/weee/index_en.html
Manufacturer Address: iRobot Corporation, 8 Crosby Drive, Bedford MA 01730, USA
Recycle your end-of-life iRobot product responsibly as per local regulations. The following is a list of the WEEE recycling organizations contracted by iRobot at the time of product sale.

Location Organization URL
Austria UGH http://www.elektro-ade.at/elektrogeraete-sammeln/liste-der-sammelstoesterreich/
Belgium Recupel https://www.recupel.be/en/where-to-go/?search collectionPoints=&categories=1%2C2%2C3%2C4#
Germany Center https://www.ear-system.de/earverzeichnis/sammel-und-ruecknahmestback
Denmark Elretul https://www.dpa-system.dk/DPAApplications/DPADB.aspx?wf=CollectionPointSearch.as
Spain Exotic https://punto-limpio.info/
France Eco-systems https://www.eco-systemes.fr/france
Ireland WEEE Ireland http://www.weeeireland.ie/household-recycling/where-can-i-recycle/
Netherlands Wecycle https://www.watismijnapparaatwaard.nl/
Sweden EI-Kretsen https://www.sopor.nu/sortera-atervinn/
United Kingdom Repic http://www.responsible-recycling.co.uk/contact-us/find-your-local-recy

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Documents / Resources

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