Samsung POWERbot Robot Troubleshooting Guide

Last Update Date : Jul 12. 2018

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Here are some of the common symptoms and troubleshooting guides for Samsung POWERbot Robot: 

Table

Symptom

Solution

The POWERbot is not working at all

• Check if the emergency switch is on
• Check if all the icons are displayed on the display panel

• Check if the POWERbot's battery is depleted
   > When "Lo" is displayed, place the POWERbot on the docking station to charge it
   > When the battery indicator blinks, manually place the POWERbot on the docking station to charge (Only SR10M701✴✴✴ series)
• Replace the batteries (AAA type) if the remote control is not working

The POWERbot has stopped
during cleaning

• When "Lo" is displayed on the display panel, place the POWERbot on the docking station to charge it

• When the battery indicator blinks, manually place the POWERbot on the docking station to charge. (Only SR10M701✴✴✴ series)

• When POWERbot is immobilized by an obstacle such as a cord, threshold etc, pick it up and move it away from the obstacle

   > If any fabric or string is caught in a drive wheel, turn off the emergency switch and remove the fabric or string before using it again

Suction power is weak

• If the "Filter inspection indicator" is on, turn off the emergency switch and clean the dustbin

• When there's too much dust in the dustbin, suction power may get weakened. Turn off the emergency switch and empty the dustbin

• If the intake (on bottom of POWERbot) is blocked by foreign matter, turn off the emergency switch and remove foreign matter from the intake

• When noise suddenly increase, turn off the emergency switch and empty the dustbin

The POWERbot cannot find

the docking station

• Check if there's a power failure or whether the power plug is unplugged

• Remove any obstacles around the docking station that may prevent POWERbot from returning to the docking station

• When there's foreign matter on the charge pins, charging can be affected. Clean the foreign matter off the pins

The POWERbot suddenly

cleans diagonally

• Check if the docking station is installed along the grain of wooden floors or tiles

• The POWERbot may clean in a diagonal direction if it is moving to another area using the shortest route. It may also move at a diagonal if it
made contact with an obstacles at that angle, if it was charged at the docking station at an angle, or if the grain of the wooden/tile floor skewed
is in that direction

Point cleaning is not working

• If you point the red light directly at POWERbot, it may not move in desired direction

   > Point the red light on the floor within 0.5 m of POWERbot.


Please note: Do not use point cleaning in direct sunlight, under bright light, or on dark floors.

The Samsung Smart Robot

Vacuum App fails to get started

• Check if the POWERbot is connected to the wireless router

POWERbot is not connected

to Wi-Fi

• Check the setting status of the wireless router

Smart clean function works

on a normal floor

• Check whether the floor is not even and then the POWERbot works with its body a bit lifted up

• Check whether there are any foreign matters on the cliff sensor which is at the bottom of the POWERbot

• Check whether the floor color is dark

Smart clean function does not

work

• When the POWERbot cleans a carpet with short fibre and bright color, it may recognize the carpet as a floor and then the
smart clean function may not work

Edge clean master function

does not work

• When POWERbot cannot recognize the wall, the Edge clean master may not work

    > When an obstacle made of reflective material is in front of the wall

    > When the wall itself is made of reflective material

    > When the wall is a dark color

Edge clean master function

works though there is no wall

or corner

• Check whether small obstacles are arranged in a narrow space

• When the POWERbot recognizes the front obstacle as a wall, Edge clean master function may work

The Edge clean master function
works though the POWERbot
has not approached a wall or
corner

• When the degree of the angle of a corner which the POWERbot detects is large, the Edge clean master function may work without
approaching the wall or corner

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