Clean & change worn out brushes on Botvac 80 and Botvac Connected
Edited by David Collins, Eng, Maluquinho
Today we are going to be showing you some key differences between the Neato Botvac 80 and the newer Botvac Connected as well as steps on: *How to change the filters *How to clean the brushes *How to clean the sensor Head
When changing the brushes the Botvac 80 and the Botvac Connected are quite similar.
Start by flipping them over. Then we are going to remove this edge brush on the side here.
The same with the older one; it's quite similar. Put your fingers on these tabs here.
Then go ahead and take out the brush. This is the brush that came with the Botvac Connected. As you see it needs some cleaning.
Key differences between the newer brush and the older brush as shown here: with the older one, you are actually able to
Pop off the edge piece here and you can actually clean the hair that's collected inside the bearing here. Usually there's a lot more of a build up. When there's a lot of hair in here the brush isn't able to spin as freely as it should with the motor.
The newer brush comes on a removable system that allows it to spin more freely than the older one. When you pop the end piece off you'll notice that you can't actually pull the bearing end off to clean the inside.
On the left is the original Botvac connected brush, on the right is the replacement ordered from amazon The replacement spins very freely, allowing the battery life to last longer because the motor doesn't have to work as hard to spin the end piece. Ordering a replacement is very useful.
The newer replacements work with the older Botvac, and vice versa. They are interchangeable within both systems. We will show you how the Botvac 80 brush can fit inside the Botvac Connected. One advantage with the older piece that the newer one doesn't have is that when you remove the end of the bearing off it allows hair to be cleaned. This allows the motor to spin more freely with the brush. The same also goes with the newer piece. As you can see, we have it placed in the older Botvac 80. We place the Botvac connected brush in the older model, with the free spinning end where you would place the original brush.
The newer Botvac connected's filter is a complete win over the original botvac 80. The difference between the older and newer filters is that Neato added a mesh layer over the newer filter so you can clean it with ease.
The older filter, for the Botvac 80, requires a tool to clean it which takes quite a while to clean.
You can see all of the dirt and hair that the Botvac connected picks up. It works very effectively with pet hair, especially if you have a dog that sheds a lot.
Cleaning the dirt bin and the filter is quite simple. After removing it from the Botvac, press down on the center clip on the filter while pulling off the filter.
Now that we have the filter off, we clan clean the dirt bin which is filled with dirt. Tap the dirt bin on the side of a garbage, removing everything out of the bin.
Now that the dirt bin is clean we can move on to cleaning the filter. Simply bring it again to the side of the garbage, tapping it on the sides to remove all of the dirt picked up. Give it a little brush off if needed. We can now place it back inside the dirt bin ready to go.
Take the filter and make sure while placing it on the dirt bin you allow the clips to fastened in the correct position.
The filter clicks onto the bin and is then ready to be placed back onto the Botvac. The botvac is now ready to go.
If you notice that your robot is running a little bit weird, not noticing edges or objects as well as it should be, the chances are you need to clean the sensor head.
Take some compressed air and guide the straw underneath the sensor head, blowing any dirt collective inside out.
The Botvac is now clean and ready to be used again.
Video: Clean & change worn out brushes on Botvac 80 and Botvac Connected
Questions and Answers
Botvac Connected side brush not spinning. can I fix that myself?
A new brush also doesn't work. So the problem seems to be the pin that holds the brush in place. It goes inside the chassis so I cannot check for internal debris or hair that could prevent it from moving. Is there a way to fix that?. Thanks. I need to fix the side brush not clean or replace the main brush. I have tried: Replace with new one. I don't want to open the chassis yet. I think it was caused by: I am not sure. Maybe dust? Or the motor attached to the board is faulty.
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Recent edits by: Eng, David Collins