iRobot Braava/Mint

Floor Mopping Robot

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    Eduardo Manchon
    Problem in wet cleaning a very large room (over 350 sq...
    Entry posted September 8, 2013 by Eduardo ManchonNewbie 
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    Problem in wet cleaning a very large room (over 350 sq feet)

    I just bought a Mint 5200 and it is working very well sweepping (dry cleaning) my 800 square feet living room, as the manual clearly says dry cleaning up to 1,000 square feet. 

    However the issue comes with the wet cleaning, according to the manual the robot mops maximum 350 sq feet. I can make 2 wet cleaning rounds, clean the pad and refill with water, even the battery lasts 2 rounds, all fine. However the Mint doesn't know what was cleaned in the first round, so in the second round doesn't clean a different area, but partially the already cleaned and it leaves some areas uncleaned

    The a partial fix was to move the GPS Cube to the other side of the room for the second round, it does a better job, but still the Mint move to the already cleaned area and leaves some areas uncleaned. 

    The way to fix it completely would be to define a closed 350 sq feet area, so the Mint doesn't move outside this area. I can do it creating a physical barrier with furniture and other stuff, but the real solution would be to have a Virtual Wall, like the Roomba has. 

    The Mint is specially suitable for very large rooms and I firmly believe that this would be a great improvement. 

    Have a nice day, regards

    Eduardo Manchon

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    • Devin Creech


         I have recently purchased the Mint I have 4205-A and I  have Loft style(high ceiling)apartment and my ceiling is also black(except bathroom).

      Issue I am having is that my mint will NOT connect to the cube, I have done a lot of troubleshooting with the cube; Relocating, Batteries, different heights(cube). The conclusion that I have come to is that I have black painted ceiling. Does black ceiling absorb the signal?


      I moved cube and mint to bathroom(tan ceiling)and mint connected to cube in 5 seconds.

      I would like know if someone else who has black ceiling  to test their mint and tell me what happens....

      Bathroom: 9 foot floor to Ceiling(tan); counter height 3 feet.

      Living/Kitchen: 12 foot floor to Ceiling(Black); counter height 3 feet

    • iRobotSean

      Eduardo, thank you that is a great idea!

    • iRobotSean

      Hi Devin, we're sorry to hear about the issues you are having.  We encourage you to contact our Technical Support Team at 1-877-855-8593.  They will be able to provide detailed information about the most efficient way to set up your Cube in your environment.


      Thank you,