Vacuum cleaners make daily cleaning a breeze. If you just got one, the first thing you should do is assembling it. Installing a hoover is not a daunting task. Here is a step-by-step instruction on how to set up a vacuum cleaner quickly.
What to know before being a vacuum expert:
1️⃣How to Install a Stick Vacuum Cleaner
If you own a stick vacuum cleaner, keep reading this part to learn how to assemble the components of the vac before it starts cleaning.
Step 1: Install the Battery
Slide the battery into the main body. The battery will click into position and you will hear a “click” sound when correctly fitted.
Step 2: Install the Retractable Metal Tube
Insert the metal tube into the main body so that they are connected together.
Step 3: Install the Roller Brush
Place the roller brush into the brush window, put the left side in the correct position, and push the lock to the left to install the entire roller brush.
There are some hoovers that require a different method to install the roller brush. Align the roller with the shaft position of the brush window and then use a coin or screwdriver to rotate it clockwise to ensure a secure installation.
Step 4: Install the Motorized Floor Brush
Connect the installed roller brush to the main body by plugging the end of the brush with the connector into the main body.
Step 5: Install the Dust Bag
If you own a bagless vacuum cleaner, you can ignore this step.
If your hoover is bagged, you need to install a dust bag to contain vacuumed dirt. Open the dust container chamber. Most upright vacuum cleaners with bag have a zip closure, while hose-linked vacuum cleaners use a plastic container to house the bag.
Open the zip or remove the plastic top, place the bag inside and secure the bag correctly to any clips or switches. Re-zip or close the vacuum lid and you can start cleaning now.
2️⃣How to Configure a Robot Vacuum Cleaner
Robot vacuums can clean automatically to keep the floors of your house dustless. Different from stick vacuums, robot vacuums apply some special technologies such as lidar, gyroscopic navigation and camera-based navigation to realize smart cleaning.
So unlike the steps listed above, you need to take more complex and extra measures to automate its tasks. Here are the steps to help you configure your robot vacuum.
Step 1: Prepare the Robot
🔽Remove all protective strips from the machine.
🔽Install the side brushes. Press the left brush and the right brush respectively into corresponding holes until the “click” sound is sound. Be careful not to put the brush in the wrong position.
🔽Place the roller brush into the brush window. Put the left side into the correct position, and insert the whole brush.
Step 2: Prepare the Charging Base
🔽Place the charging base on a hard and level surface against a wall. Make sure to leave an empty space of more than 1.7 feet on both sides and 5 feet in the front.
An open space can ensure the sensors won’t be interrupted by other objects, allowing the robot to easily leave the base to start cleaning and locate the base with ease to return for recharging.
🔽Connect the adapter to the charging base and arrange the power cable properly. Plug one end of the power cord into the base and the other into an
Hide the extra cord behind the charging base to avoid the rotating brushes getting tangled in the cord.
🔽Keep the charging base away from stairs and tight spaces, and avoid direct sunlight.
Step 3: WiFi Connection
Below is the network configuration guide for Lubluelu SG60 robot vacuum.
#1. Activate the WiFi and Bluetooth on Your Phone.
#2. Download the App
The app allows you to use your smartphone to control the robot vacuum for 100% hand-free cleaning. To download the app, search for “Smart Life” in the app store (for iPhone) or Google Play (for Android smartphones) and download it.
#3. Connect SG60 to Your WiFi Network
🔽Open the app, register and log in.
🔽Press and hold both “power” and “charging” buttonsfor more than 3 seconds till the WiFi indicator starts to flash.
🔽Enter the app, click “add device”, then select “+” in the upper right corner to add SG60.
🔽Enter WiFi password for network configuration and wait for automatic connection. After finishing, you can enter the operation interface and control the robot on the app.
Note: Before starting the first complete cleaning job, let SG60 fully charge, or it will come back to the charging base soon for low power.
3️⃣How to Change Vacuum Cleaner Attachments
You use a vacuum cleaner to clean your home, and over time it will get dirty. To keep your hoover working at its best, you need to take the following measures to maintain it.
#1. Clean the Vacuum Hose
If your vacuum cleaner has a lower suction power or making strange noises, it's time to clean the hose.
The first step is to unplug the vacuum cleaner and separate the hose from the vacuum (usually you need to unscrew the hose or press a button).
Next, observe the inner of the hose. If there is any visible debris in it, you can use a thin and long object to remove any clumps from it. A handle of a broom or mop can do the trick. Be careful not to poke a hole in the hose by being too forceful.
#2. Change Vacuum Bag or Empty the Dustbin
If your hoover is bagged, change a dust bag when it is 2/3 full. Unplug it and undo the clip to open the bag, and then replace it.
If you have a bagless vacuum cleaner, press the dustbin release button, open the lid, and empty the debris into a trash can. It is suggested to clean the dustbin every 3-5 days even the dust doesn’t reach its max level.
#3. Clean the Filter Components
Most vacuums come with a multi-layer filtration system. You need to clean them separately. Generally, you should clean the filter assembly every 2-3 weeks.
1. Clean the filter case. Use a brush to remove dirt, or wash it and wipe it with a dry cloth and leave the case to dry completely.
2. Clean the HEPA filter. Brush off any visible debris with a soft brush. Gently tap the filter on the edge of the garbage to loosen the dust and make it fall off. You can also dip the HEPA filter in water, then wash it until itis clean. Place the filter in a well-ventilated position and leave it dry.
Tips: HEPA filters need proper cleaning every 1-2 weeks. And it is recommended to change it every 4-6 months.
#4. Clean the Vacuum Brush
Turn off the vacuum cleaner and remove the brush, use scissors or the equipped knife brush to carefully cut the tangled hair and debris.
Sometimes, you may also wash it with water. Fill the sink with warm water and add mild detergent to the water. Immerse the brush in the water and use a bristle brush to loosen any stubborn dirt on the vacuum brush.
After cleaning is done, let the brush dry completely. Wipe off any excess water with a dry cloth and then place the brush on a ventilated surface. Make sure it is fully dry before reinstalling it to your vacuum.