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What Should I Do When My Robot Vacuum Ran Over Poop?

If you’re like me, you panic when you see your robot vacuum running over something big and brown on the floor. What do you do? How do you clean it? In this article, we will discuss how to deep clean a Roomba that ran over poop. First, remove the side brush and back cover. Clean the wheels and brushroll thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol wipes. Let the Roomba dry before reassembling. Voilà! Your robot vacuum is good as new.

Do Robot Vacuums Detect Poop?

The short answer is no, not really. Some of the higher-end models may be able to detect when they have run over something gross like poop, but most models are not equipped with any sort of sensors that would allow them to detect this type of material.

However, the sensors inside of a robot vacuum are incredibly advanced. In fact, some models can detect even the smallest pieces of dirt or debris and adjust their cleaning pattern accordingly. This means that your robot vacuum will be able to detect pet waste as well. However, it is important to note that while most models can detect the debris, they may not be able to pick it up due to its size or consistency.

What Should You Do If Your Robot Vacuum Does Pick Up Poop?

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If your Roomba ran over poop, the first thing you will want to do is remove the side brush and back cover so that you can access all of the parts that need cleaning. Then, use isopropyl alcohol wipes (available at most drug stores) and wipe down the wheels and brushroll thoroughly. Be sure to get into all of the nooks and crannies of the wheel housings and suction port as well. Once everything has been wiped down, let the Roomba dry before reassembling it.

Keep in mind that cleaning up after a mess like this is not fun or pleasant but it needs to be done if you want your robot vacuum to function properly again. If there are any places on your Roomba where dirt or debris has built up too much for you to clean easily, consider taking it into a repair shop for professional cleaning services. They will be able to get into those hard-to-reach places and make sure everything is properly cleaned up without damaging any components of your robot vacuum cleaner.

Deep Clean Roomba with Dog Poop – A Step-by-Step Guide

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to safely clean your Roomba after it has encountered dog poop.

Step 1. Detaching the Side Brushes

The first step in cleaning your Roomba is to detach the side brushes. This will make sure that any debris that is stuck to them doesn’t spread across your floors while you’re cleaning the rest of your machine. To do this, simply twist counterclockwise until they come off.

Step 2. Remove the Back Cover

After detaching the side brushes, you’ll want to remove the back cover of the Roomba so that you can access its internal parts and properly clean them. You should be able to pull up on the back cover and easily remove it from the machine.

Step 3. Remove the Front Wheel, Dustbin, and Brushroll

Next, you’ll need to remove all of the components inside your robot vacuum cleaner – specifically, its front wheel assembly, dustbin assembly, and brush roll. Once these have been removed from your machine, you can start cleaning them one by one with soap and warm water or an alcohol wipe if necessary. Be sure not to submerge any electronics in water!

Step 4. Clean the Wheels and Wheel Housings

Once all of your components are removed from your Roomba, take some time with a damp cloth or paper towel to wipe down any dirt or debris from its wheels and wheel housings before reassembling everything again into one unit.

Step 5. Clean the Suction Port and Sensors

Finally, use a damp cloth or paper towel to wipe down both sides of each suction port as well as each sensor of your robot vacuum cleaner. This will ensure that no debris remains after cleaning and also helps prevent future issues with dirt buildup in those areas.


No matter how much we wish otherwise, accidents happen – even with robots! If yours ran over something unpleasant like poop, don’t panic – just follow these steps for deep cleaning its parts and get back on track with keeping your floors spotless again! Just remember that safety comes first; if there are areas where dirt or debris has built up too much for you to safely remove yourself, consider having a professional repair shop help out instead! With proper care and maintenance for your robot vacuum cleaner, even a mess like this can be overcome quickly!

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