Many robotic cleaners are more energy-efficient than their
suction-side or pressure-side cousins — but even the most
cutting-edge efficiency can sometimes be hampered by mechanical and
Here are some places to start when trying to pinpoint the source of
robotic cleaner trouble.
As with other types of automatic cleaners, robotic cleaners are
dependent on proper power from the breaker. Check for a tripped
breaker, and look for loose or damaged wires around the box. A
properly functioning breaker will help ensure that a robotic
cleaner stays on the job.
Some robotic cleaners have drive belts that wear out over time and
need to be replaced with new ones — so these should be
checked at least once a year, and replaced if they’re showing
Large debris can clog the pump intake of a robotic cleaner, so
check to make sure it’s clear and clean. A blockage usually
can be removed with a brush or tweezers, restoring suction to