The iRobot Braava Jet M6 is a high-tech, Wi-Fi connected robot mop designed for cleaning multiple rooms and large spaces. With smart technology, such as Imprint™ Smart Mapping and Imprint Link Technology, the Braava Jet M6 is a game-changer in the world of robotic cleaning appliances. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through how to use the iRobot Braava Jet M6, from set up to maintenance, troubleshooting, and more.
To use the iRobot Braava Jet M6, first set it up by charging it, positioning the Home Base, and connecting it to the iRobot HOME app. Choose the appropriate cleaning pad, attach it to the robot, and fill the clean water tank. After setting up, press the “CLEAN” button to start the cleaning process or use the iRobot HOME app for more control and customization. For maintenance, regularly clean the robot, wash the cleaning pads, and keep the robot dry. If you encounter issues, consult the user manual or contact iRobot Customer Support.
What is the iRobot Braava Jet M6?
The iRobot Braava Jet M6 is designed to clean hard surfaces such as wood, tile, vinyl, linoleum, and laminate. It is equipped with Precision Jet Spray technology to effectively clean sticky and dirty messes on hard surface floors. The Braava Jet M6 is compatible with Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner and Bona Hard-Surface Floor Cleaner. Users have reported using the M6 on old refinished hardwood floors with success, using Bona wood cleaner and keeping the moisture setting low.
Setting Up Your iRobot Braava Jet M6
Before you can start cleaning with your iRobot Braava Jet M6, you need to set it up first. Here are the steps to set up your robot mop:
- Charge the robot: Your robot comes with a partial charge, but it’s recommended to charge it for 3 hours before starting the first cleaning job.
- Position the Home Base: Choose a location for the Home Base with 18 inches of free space on each side and 4 feet in front of it to allow the robot to easily get in and out. Ensure that the charging station is placed at least 4 feet (1.2 meters) away from stairs to prevent the risk of the robot falling down.
- Plug in the Home Base: Plug the power cord into the Home Base, and then into the wall.
- Attach the drip tray: The drip tray is included with your robot and should be attached to the Home Base.
- Wake up your robot: Press the “Home” button on the robot to wake it up.
- Install the iRobot HOME app: Download and install the iRobot HOME app on your smartphone.
- Connect the robot to the app: Ensure Bluetooth is enabled on your mobile device. Open the iRobot HOME app, click on the icon, select “Add a robot”, and choose the Braava jet option.
- Fill the tank: Lift the tank handle and lift the tank out of your robot mop. Remove the tank cap and add six (6) caps of the Braava jet Hard Floor Cleaning Solution.
Operating Your iRobot Braava Jet M6
Once you’ve set up your robot mop, it’s time to start cleaning. Here’s how to operate your iRobot Braava Jet M6:
- Choose the cleaning pad: The Braava Jet M6 uses two types of cleaning pads: wet mopping pads and dry sweeping pads. Choose the pad that suits your cleaning needs.
- Attach the cleaning pad: Slide the cleaning pad onto the pad tracks located at the bottom of the robot.
- Fill the clean water tank: Open the lid latch and fill the tank with water. For wet mopping, you can also add Braava jet Hard Floor Cleaning Solution.
- Start cleaning: Press the “CLEAN” button to start the cleaning process. The robot will automatically choose the correct cleaning mode based on the pad type.
- Control with the iRobot HOME app: For more control and customization, connect the Braava Jet M6 to the iRobot HOME app. This allows you to schedule cleaning, select specific rooms to clean, and access other features.
Troubleshooting Your iRobot Braava Jet M6
Like any device, your iRobot Braava Jet M6 may experience issues. Here are some common problems and how to fix them:
- Robot is not turning on: Ensure that the robot is charged. If it still doesn’t turn on, check the power adapter and outlet for any issues. Try resetting the robot by holding the Clean button for 20 seconds.
- Robot is not spraying water: Confirm that you are using either a Wet Mopping Pad or Washable Wet Mopping Pad. Ensure there is no debris in the tank and that the fill sensor float is not lodged.
- Navigation problems (Error 17): Braava Jet M6 may drive over transitions, such as doorway thresholds, that it cannot drive over again to leave the area. In this case, move the robot to a different location and restart the cleaning job.
For more specific issues, consult the iRobot Braava Jet M6 user manual or contact iRobot Customer Support.
Maintaining Your iRobot Braava Jet M6
To ensure your robot mop lasts as long as possible, follow these maintenance tips:
- Clean the robot regularly: Use a damp cloth to remove any debris from the robot. Avoid using third-party cleaners or chemicals.
- Wash the cleaning pads: After using washable cleaning pads, hand washing and air-drying are recommended for regular maintenance. The cleaning pad can be washed up to 50 times.
- Clean the wheels and sensors: Occasionally, clean the groove in the middle of the tires and the cliff sensors to ensure smooth movement and proper functionality.
- Keep the robot dry: The Braava Jet M6 searches for obstacles in its path before spraying to help keep furniture, rugs, and walls dry. Use a Virtual Wall Barrier to prevent the robot from entering unwanted areas.
By following these steps, you can enjoy a cleaner home with the help of your iRobot Braava Jet M6. Happy cleaning!
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the iRobot Braava Jet M6 clean carpets?
No, the iRobot Braava Jet M6 is designed to clean hard floor surfaces, such as tile, vinyl, laminate, linoleum, and hardwood. It is not suitable for carpet cleaning.
How long does the battery of the iRobot Braava Jet M6 last?
The iRobot Braava Jet M6’s battery life depends on the cleaning mode. On a full charge, it can clean for up to 150 minutes in standard mode. However, this may vary depending on the floor type and the amount of dirt or mess.
Does the iRobot Braava Jet M6 work with Alexa or Google Home?
Yes, the iRobot Braava Jet M6 is compatible with both Alexa and Google Home. You can use voice commands to control the robot’s cleaning activities.
Can the iRobot Braava Jet M6 clean multiple rooms?
Yes, the iRobot Braava Jet M6 can clean multiple rooms. It uses Imprint™ Smart Mapping technology to learn and adapt to your home, allowing it to clean specific rooms or an entire level of your home.
Can I use other cleaning solutions in the iRobot Braava Jet M6?
iRobot recommends using the Braava jet Hard Floor Cleaning Solution. However, users have also reported using Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner and Bona Hard-Surface Floor Cleaner with success. It is not recommended to use other cleaning solutions as they may damage the robot.