A Deebot vacuum can start beeping because of a malfunctioning brush, obstruction in a faulty motor, failed auto-sensor, full or improperly installed dustbin, and low battery. The number of times a Deebot vacuum beeps identifies which problem is causing the malfunction.
Deebot robot vacuums are known for their powerful suction and ease of use. However, certain factors can cause the vacuum to malfunction, which is usually indicated via beeps and different LED lights illuminating.
In this article, we closely look at various controls of Deebot vacuums and explain why they might be beeping. We also discuss easy troubleshooting tips to fix each problem.
- The two most common reasons for a beeping Deebot vacuum is a clogged filter or a full dust collector.
- A Deebot vacuum beeps a certain number of times (between 1 and 8) to identify which problem is causing the malfunction.
- After fixing the issue, a Deebot vacuum must be reset for the beeping to stop.
Beeps and LED lights are indicators for specific malfunctioning problems. To better understand and fix the underlying problems, it is crucial to first know how a Deebot vacuum should work.
Deebot vacuum’s range features 32 models that differ in advanced features determining cleaning and mopping efficiency, smart features like voice report, app compatibility, continuous cleaning, and time schedule, and specs like robot size, the noise level during operation, battery specifications, working voltage, etc.
However, the basic components and working mechanisms are the same for all models. A vacuum consists of a motor, brush, dust collector, and exhaust filter.
The motor creates suction pressure as the built-in impeller rotates at high speed. Suction power is the primary determinant of the vacuum’s cleaning efficiency, as it induces the airflow to suck contaminants inside the vacuum.
While the motor works on drawing in dust and debris, the brush sweeps the surface. Remember that there are different brushes, each of which is specific to a certain type of surface. For example, carets usually require spinning turbo brushes having hard bristles, whereas furniture and tiles need soft brushes.
As clear from its name, a dust collector collects the contaminants sucked in by the vacuum. While most vacuums have a replaceable bag to collect dust, some have small cups or chambers that you can empty and clean more conveniently.
Airborne pollutants and collected debris can accumulate in the vacuum and damage its components, especially the motor and brush. To prevent the issue, Deebot vacuums have air filters attached to the dust container, which protect the system and also prevent the collected dust from escaping into the room.
There are two main filters used in Deebot vacuums:
- Pre-Filter: This is a generic filter with large pores that can only capture large particulate matter like debris and some dust. It mainly serves as a protective filter for the system, as well as the other, more advanced HEPA filter.
- HEPA Filter: This is one of the most efficient filtration systems of modern times. It is made of microscopic pores that capture infiltrates measuring 0.3 microns or more. 99.97% of particle contaminants, like dust, debris, pollen, mold spores, and pathogens like mold, bacteria, and viruses, are all trapped in this filter.
Reasons Why Your Deebot Vacuum Is Beeping And Might Be Malfunctioning
Here are all the reasons why your Deebot Vacuum could be beeping.
Note: If your Deebot is beeping a certain number of times you can jump to this table to look up the number of beeps and its cause.
Here are all the potential reasons why your Deebot vacuum might be acting up and beeping:
1. Clogged Filter
If the vacuum filter is not adequately and regularly cleaned, it becomes saturated with dust. This dust collection blocks the airflow, eventually resulting in overheating of the motor.
The swollen filter pores constrict or block the airflow entirely, which can cause the motor to overheat.
The impaired filtration allows dust and other contaminants to build up inside the vacuum, and the mechanical and electrical components are highly prone to damage.
Remove the filter and clean it, or replace it if the dust or debris has become hardened and the filter cannot be cleaned properly.
2. Full Dust Collector
Robot vacuums automatically detect and warn once the dust collector is full. In fact, the appliance doesn’t work properly until you empty it.
This problem may also occur if the dust bin is not properly locked in position, as there is no space to store the contaminants collected through the vacuum.
3. Obstruction In The Hose
The hose connects the vacuum to the brush. If it becomes blocked due to debris accumulation, the suction pressure is reduced, which then interferes with cleaning.
Remove the brush, and pass a torch through the hose to check for blockage. Use a small stick to remove the obstruction, reconnect the brush, and see if the vacuum starts working.
4. Blockage In Blower Wheel
Stones and other tiny objects can get stuck on the side of the blower wheel, limiting or even preventing its rotation. In a few cases, corrosion can also contribute to the problem.
Turn the wheel by hand. If the wheel stops after moving some distance, look for the blockage and remove it.
5. Faulty Motor
Several factors, like electrical problems, damaged wiring, and obstruction in airflow, can result in broken motors.
Apart from beeping, faulty motors can also be recognized by unusual creaking sounds. Since a broken motor tends to overheat frequently, you might also notice a burning smell from the burning of wires.
Unfortunately, a faulty motor requires replacement, but since changing a vacuum motor is expensive, it is generally more cost-effective to buy a new vacuum altogether.
Deebot Vacuum Beeps And Causes
The number of beeps in a Deebot vacuum specifies the underlying problem. Use the table below to determine which problem your vacuum is suffering from:
|Number Of Beeps||Cause||Fix|
|One||Impaired or inadequate blower wheel rotation||Remove any obstruction in the wheel. Also, ensure that the motor is working properly.|
|Two||Main brush malfunction||Remove any tangled hair and dust trapped in the main brush.|
|Three||Blocked driving wheel The robot also beeps thrice once it is reset.||After cleaning the wheel, rotate the wheel and check for a clicking sound. If the problem doesn’t resolve, call customer service.|
|Four||Full or improperly installed dust bag /bin||Detach the dustbin, empty it, and then carefully insert and secure it in position.|
|Five||Low battery error||Connect the vacuum to a compatible charging source.|
|Six||Side brush malfunction||Check the side brush for collected debris, hair, or dust.|
|Seven||Impaired anti-drop sensor||Clean the sensor properly. If the problem persists, contact customer support.|
|Eight||The robot is charging and powered-off||Before connecting the robot to the charging dock, make sure to turn it on.|
Note that the beeping might continue even after you’ve fixed the issue. To stop it, you need to reset the vacuum.
How To Reset A Deebot Vacuum
The following reset method works for all models of Deebot vacuums:
- Press the power button to turn the vacuum on.
- Locate the reset button on the control panel next to the power button. Hold it down for at least 6 seconds.
- Release the button once you hear a three beeps sound.
If the motor /vacuum is overheating, you must allow it to cool down before initiating the reset.
Once you complete the reset process, you need to set up the controls again. Fortunately, since Deebot is a smart robot vacuum, you can program the entire device remotely using the app.
Set the important controls like operating mode and timing schedule, and connect to the wifi and app.
How To Clean A Deebot Vacuum
As you would have noticed, most of the problems in the Deebot robot vacuum are due to inadequate cleaning and improper general maintenance.
Here’s how to thoroughly clean the vacuum to prevent it from malfunctioning and improve its optimal functioning and lifespan:
- Turn the vacuum off, and disconnect it from the power supply.
- Locate and detach the filters. Dust the pre-filter, and if the contaminants still remain, rinse the filter. HEPA filters do not need cleaning and should be replaced every two years (or sooner if AQI is poor or the vacuum stops working).
You should strictly avoid washing HEPA filters as water can damage the filter media, rendering it useless. Generally, if the pre-filter is timely cleaned and replaced (every three months or sooner if swollen or too saturated), the HEPA filter automatically lasts longer.
- Now remove the dust bag /bin, and empty it.
- Press the latch on the vacuum to remove the brush. Twist the nozzle and manually remove any trapped hair strands. Lightly tap the brush bristles against a hard surface to remove dust and dirt.
- Rotate the blower wheel and check if it is moving easily without any obstruction. Remove any particles that might be blocking the wheel.
- Wipe the exterior part of the vacuum with a slightly damp cloth.
- Once done, let everything dry before switching the vacuum on and using it again.
A Deebot vacuum needs a new battery if the vacuum turns off automatically multiple times during operation, or you notice a significant reduction in its runtime.
Regularly switching off or not running for a long time are major indicators that the battery is starting to fail. You can opt for a new battery, or depending on the cost you may prefer to simply replace the entire vacuum with a newer/updated unit.
Deebot vacuums have varying charging and runtime. On average, Deebot models last more than 100 minutes on a full charge. Original company batteries offer the best runtime and can work perfectly for more than 2 to 3 years.
The red light on the Deebot vacuum indicates a critically low battery level, and to fix the problem, you need to immediately connect the vacuum to the charging dock.
Flashing Wi-Fi LED light on Deebot vacuums indicates that the appliance is not connected to the Wi-Fi. To automatically connect the device to Wi-Fi, press the auto button for three seconds, and enter the relevant details that are asked for on the digital control panel to connect to the app.