How to [Easily] Empty Roomba? (3 Steps for Any Model)

Roombas are the best vacuum robots that clean your floors automatically and help keep your home as clean as possible. Roombas can be wonderful additions to any household, but they have one drawback. You must empty your Roomba when it gets full of dirt, hair, or other particles vacuumed during its cleaning cycle.

Fortunately, there are a few different ways you can empty your Roomba to make the process as easy as possible. Here are five of the best ways to empty your Roomba.

Remember these things…

There are a few things to keep in mind when emptying the bin.

First, it is essential to know that the Roomba bin should be emptied after each use. This is because the Roomba’s sensors will detect when the bin is full and will automatically stop the vacuum from running.

The second is that the Roomba bin should not be overfilled. This can cause the vacuum to malfunction and result in poor cleaning performance.

Third, cleaning out the Roomba’s brushes and filters is also essential. This will help to keep the vacuum running smoothly and will also help to extend its lifespan.

In summary, you should empty your robot’s bin after each use to avoid overfilling it and other damage.

How to empty Roomba?

In short: To empty your Roomba, remove the robot’s dustbin and dump the contents into the trashcan. That’s it! You can also use the iRobot HOME App to empty the dustbin. To do this, open the app and select your robot. Select “Maintenance” and then “Emptying the Dustbin.” The app will provide instructions on removing and emptying the dustbin.

💡Also read: How to fix it if your Roomba not docking? 

As Roomba offers a wide range of models, it’s advisable to follow the instructions for your specific model when emptying a Roomba to avoid any unwanted accidents.

To keep things simple, I’ve divided this “how-to guide” into sections so that you only read the part that applies to your model.

1. Empty Roomba 600 series

empty roomba 600 series dustbin

If you use the 600 iRobot Roomba model, follow the steps below.

But remember that this method will only work on Roomba’s 600 series, including the 614, 675, and 670 models.

  • First, press the tab on the vacuum’s edge to open the dustbin.
  • Click the small yellow latch on the bin’s edge to pull it out.
  • Place the contents of the inside container in your garbage can.
  • Gently tap it to remove as much debris as possible.
  • Find and empty the filter too (located inside the dustbin).

Once you are done, Reinstall the filter and close the bin door. And finally, replace the dustbin in its place…

2. Empty the Roomba 800 and 900 series

empty roomba dustbin

Follow the below steps if you are using a Roomba from the 805, 890, 960, or 980 series.

  • First, press the tab on the edge of the trash to pull it out.
  • Then pull the top of the dustbin toward the ground to open the trash door.
  • Once the trash is open, tap and shake it into a trash can and remove as much garbage as possible!
  • Wipe the dustbin down with a microfiber cloth if necessary.
  • Then, open the top of your trashcan and remove the filter.
  • Clean your filter the same way, then toss it in the garbage can.
  • Replace the filter in its place and close the door.
  • Finally, return the bin to its vacuum.

Also, don’t forget to clean the sensors on the bottom of the Roomba. Otherwise, you might face bin error. To do that, use a microfiber cloth or melamine foam and wipe the dust.

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3. Empty Roomba s9 series

how to empty roomba s series

The Roomba S9 models are washable but have a slightly different emptying process than other models. Follow the below steps to empty it:

  • First, lift the cover on the top of the vacuum and remove the dustbin by pulling the handle on the side.
  • Wash the dustbin with cold water, then tap and shake it to ensure everything is gone.
  • When rinsing the dustbin with cool water, place it upright to dry appropriately.
  • Let it dry completely.
  • Close the lid of the bin when it is completely dry.
  • Finally, return the dustbin to the vacuum’s main body.
  • Wipe the innards of the sensors with a microfiber cloth to remove any remaining dust.
  • Finally, ensure all the dustbin doors are returned to place.

You can also use the iRobot Home app to empty the Clean Base unit. Open the app and select the Empty Bin option. Check your WiFi connections or update your app if it doesn’t work.

How to empty a Roomba bag?

empty bag

Sometimes, you may need to empty your Roomba bag. So how can you empty the bag? OK, let’s take a look at it.

1. Video tutorial to empty Roomba bag!

2. How often should you empty your Roomba bag?

Roomba’s bags are simple to insert into the base station and last at least ten cycles before needing to be replaced with a new one. So you don’t need to worry about replacing your Roomba’s bag.

Sometimes you may notice that your Roomba brush isn’t spinning correctly. If this is the case, read a complete guide on Why is your Roomba brush not spinning?

3. Can You Wash Roomba Bags?

You can’t wash Roomba bags because they aren’t waterproof. If you wash your Roomba bag, water will clog all the air pores in the bag by gluing dust and allergens together, and it will stop working. You can buy reusable Roomba bags with zippers or replaceable plastic cards, which are available from some aftermarket vendors.

These bags aren’t appropriate for your Roomba because the more you use them, the less efficient they will become and the more they will become clogged with microscopic particles. Furthermore, they can be harmful.

When it comes to your smart vacuum cleaner, getting a new Roomba bag when your old one fills up is the best option. So, try to use a new bag every time you empty your Roomba bag.

4. When the bag is full, will my Roomba alert me?

Yes, you will be notified via the iRobot HOME App when the bag is full. Then remove it from the clean base and replace it with a new one. The bag can contain up to 30 bags of waste, allowing users to avoid vacuuming for weeks at a time.

How to empty Roomba clean base?

empty roomba's clean base

It is essential to keep your Roomba’s base clean to function properly and continue cleaning your floors effectively. Here are some steps on how to empty your Roomba’s clean base and keep your Roomba functioning properly. To do that,

  • First, lift the lid of the Clean Base.
  • Then pull out the bag by lifting the plastic tab on the edge.
  • Now, discard the used bag and replace it with a new one.
  • Slide the plastic tab back into place.
  • Finally, close the Clean Base lid.

Last few words

Standard Roomba vacuum cleaners must be emptied after each use and may even overload while cleaning a large area.
On the other hand, new, higher-priced Roomba machines come with a clean base that doubles as a self-emptying dock.

If it arrives with a clean base, you don’t need to empty your Roomba’s contents manually. Instead, the Roomba empties into a giant bag you may discard after it’s full. Stay healthy and happy with your vacuum. See you in another Article.

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