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9 Ways To Fix Roomba Not Cleaning All Rooms

Roomba Not Cleaning All Rooms
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Roomba vacuums are very efficient in their cleaning work and they are designed to clean each nook and corner of the room.

Usually, vacuum cleaners robots also known as Roomba remain in the main living room and that is the most important place in the home where we sleep, eat, and spend much of our time.

Roombas usually clean the room with much efficiency but some dirt and dust particles remain in the compartment of the cleaner some Roombas also clean their dust compartment themselves.

Why is My Roomba Not Cleaning The Whole House

  1. If there is a multi-level room it usually is due to the stairs in the house or in the room causing Roomba not to clean. 
  2. If there are physical obstacles in the room like any furniture lying low on the ground it may stop Rooba from cleaning.
  3. If there is systematic navigation set in Roomba then taking it to another room will disallow cleaning the room and understanding the room navigation.
  4. If you have not well-maintained your Roomba or there is not enough light in the room area, it will not allow you to clean the room accurately.

How to Get Roomba To Clean The Whole House

There are a few steps that will guide you in making your Roomba clean all rooms.

  1. You must set your Roomba setting to “Clean All.”
  2. Make sure you have turned on the “Edge Clean.”
  3. Make Sure the Room Has all the rooms lit “Sufficient Light.”
  4. Clean the Sensor Properly
  5. Re-position permanent floor items
  6. Remove Clutter
  7. Charge your Roomba fully
  8. Check Virtual Wall status
  9. Reset Map Configurations

1. Must set your Roomba setting to “Clean All.”

In most cases, We have changed settings and it causes Roomba to stop working.

The latest Roomba robots are made to clean and map the house with their advanced AI technology. Roomba I and S series have smart and intelligent technology which allows them to map the room area and clean it accordingly.

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Smart Mapping Technology allows you to:

  • Add maps of the house and its rooms areas
  • Clean maps which you specifically assign them 
  • Stop Roomba from cleaning any of the areas in the house.

 If you are facing issues with Roomba which is not cleaning all the rooms in the house, you must check your iRobot app on your mobile.

Why is My Roomba Not Cleaning The Whole House

You might have changed the setting and somehow, you have disallowed Roomba to stop going to that room.

Change your setting to “Clean all”

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2. Make sure you have turned on the “Edge Clean.”

Some of the areas in the room might remain uncleaned, especially the corners and edges of the room and different types of furniture and other things in the rooms.

Edge Clean technology is a great feature in the latest Roombas. It allows them to clean all the areas of the rooms.

If you have not changed the settings of the Roomba through the app, Edge Clean option will be on by default.

People may find this option distracting and they fear that this will harm the delicate devices or the furniture in the room and they want cleaning in quick time which avoids cleaning the whole room completely. So, to avoid that they may turn off this feature.

How to Get Roomba To Clean The Whole House

3. Make Sure the Room Has all the rooms lit “Sufficient Light.”

Roombas clean their house and their rooms very efficiently with their advanced technology and proper navigation system.

Roombas navigation system is operated through the camera installed in the device. These cameras locate the room’s position and its areas with the help of light. In the absence of proper light, Roombas are not able to detect the proper mapping of the house which creates a hassle in cleaning the room properly.

Make sure that your room has adequate lighting installed to make them work and clean efficiently.

4. Clean the Sensor properly

Most people do not take care of their operating and working devices in the house and win the rooms. A proper maintenance system is necessary to make them work smoothly.

Multiple rounds of Roomba for cleaning purposes in the house gather dust and dirt particles in its bags. You should clean your Roomba regularly for about half an hour to make them work smoothly in the house.

Clean the brushes and sensors of the Roomba properly and it will fix most of the issues and errors which are hindering the proper cleaning of the Roomba. Dirty sensors also cause Roomba to clean the same area and Roomba doesn’t navigate through the whole house.

Cliff Sensors in the Roomba are small rectangles around the edges of the Roomba. To clean them, flip them upside down and clean them accordingly.

Fix Roomba Not Cleaning All Rooms

Cliff sensors avoid your Roomba from dropping off or falling off steps. 

Dirt Sensors are rectangular blocks and are present in the right and left areas of the Roomba’s dustbin.

To clean it, remove the dustbin from the unit and clean it with a cloth.

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5. Re-position permanent floor items

Roombas can’t work properly in rooms where there is no plan surface and has many obstacles of different levels.

You should try making the floor level equal from all sides and try to remove the furniture of varied surface levels which stop Roomba in its working plan and Roomba leaves so many areas uncleaned this way.

6. Remove Clutter

Different household items in the room cause obstacles to cleaning.

If you have created a mess of furniture and other decoration items in the room then try to throw them away from the room and try to remap the room and make sure that this time, you make the room clean and simple on its surface.

Different electricity wires and connection cables make the room surface unplan which cause the Roombas to go to that area of the rooms where these wire are spread over.

Ways To Fix Roomba Not Cleaning All Rooms

For accurate mapping:

  • Do several cleaning sessions a day.
  • Avoid placing dark or patterned carpets.
  • Remove mismatched surfaced furniture especially low-lying furniture.

7. Charge your Roomba fully

Roomba can automatically charge itself through its base which detects its charging and puts Roomba on a charging session automatically.

But, in other cases, you should manually plug in the Roomba and charge it. Because you leave it in the room to cleaning and after sometimes, when you come in to collect the machine and you see that the room is half cleaned. This is just because the charging was expired and Roomba did not work fully.

Roomba can be charged fully in almost 2 hours. Make sure that you charge Roomba fully before using it to avoid Cleaning button issue on Roomba.

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8. Check Virtual Wall status

Roomba users must have seen the virtual wall feature, it is really a handy feature through which you monitor and control the Roomba movement in the house.

By using the virtual wall feature, you can disallow Roomba to go to a specific area of the house.

Most people use the virtual wall feature to:

  • Stop Roomba from entering restricted rooms.
  • Avoid them bumping into unstable objects.
  • Cleaning around delicate furniture.
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9. Reset Map Configurations

If you have tried all the methods mentioned above, you must try resetting your map and doing its configurations.

This is a bit of time taking task but by doing this, you can adjust its settings and make it work finely.

Just take out all the room items and furniture from the rooms and now put your Roomba in the room and configure its map settings. Now, you can customize everything according to your needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If there is dust in the sensors and if they are not cleaned properly then Roomba might get distracted in its mapping navigation which lowers its cleaning efficiency.

Roombas clean the room properly and go into every nook and corner of the room, but the unlevel surface area or any low-lying furniture can cause it to leave that surface area and thus leave empty some spots in the room.

It can up to 3 to 5 hours for Roombas to properly understand the map of the room. But, it also depends on the area of the room which you are mapping.

Muhammad Azam

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