Tefal ROBOT EXPLORER Serie 80 Vacuum Cleaner Frequent asked questions

The smartest robot* for tailor-made cleaning

The Tefal Explorer Serie 80 Robot Vacuum Cleaner puts tailor-made cleaning performance within reach, for an easy-to-use automatic cleaning solution that leaves your entire home spotless. Discover the perfect automatic vacuum cleaner package: high-precision navigation, cutting-edge technology, and a highly intuitive user-friendly interface including smartphone app, adding an unprecedented level of quality to your personalized cleaning experience.

Reference : RG7765WH

Frequent questions
Please check the following elements:
a) 5GHz network?
Your smartphone might use 5 GHz network, and the produt cannot detect it.
Solution: your smartphone can stay on the 5GHz network, but the product must be connected to 2.4GHz. Therefore, you should select here a 2.4GHz network for the product. The pairing will work even you will go back to the 5GHz network.

Make sure your wireless router is either 2.4GHz or a dual band router that is configured to support 2.4GHz. The product does not support the 5GHz band only.

b) Hidden network name?
If your network is 'hidden', then you can type manually the SSID (network name) by pressing "Enter SSID".
In "Settings" on the right side of your home screen, you must choose the "WiFi settings" and "activate WiFi".
Then select your WiFi network and enter your password.
Do not vacuum wet surfaces, any type of liquids, hot substances (embers, cigarettes), super fine substances (plaster, cement, ash, etc.), large sharp waste (glass), harmful products (solvents, abrasives, etc.), aggressive products (acids, cleaning products, etc.), inflammable and explosive products (oil or alcohol based).
Place the charging base station against a wall, on a flat surface and where the robot vacuum cleaner can easily find it.
This location must be free of any obstacles (including rugs). Leave at least 1 metre of space free to the left and the right, and 2 metres at the front of the base station. If the station is placed in a corner or difficult to find, the robot vacuum cleaner will not be able to reach it.
Place the base station's power cable along the wall.
For more information, refer to the instructions in your user manual.
Leave the charging base station plugged in permanently (the automatic recharge function will not be available if the charging station is not activated).
Yes, your robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with drop sensors that detect stairs and gaps.
However, in some situations, the sensors are not as efficient. For example, curved staircase edges, rugs next to stairs, slippery surfaces and obstructions might affect the sensors' performance.
Before running the robot vacuum cleaner ensure space has no obstacles, power cords, clothing, or other potentially dangerous objects which might cause the appliance breakdown or other accidents.
The robot vacuum cleaner Serie 80 has 3 navigation modes:
• "Permanent map" (to personalize your cleaning per room)
• "No-go zones" (to define in which zone the robot shouldn't go)
• "Spot" (to clean a localised area)
To send the robot back to its docking station press the "Home" button on the robot.
If the robot starts the cleaning from the docking station, it will return to the docking station.
Always keep the robot vacuum cleaner on the docking station, while you are not using it.
If you plan not to use the robot for a long time, fully charge and then take the battery out of the robot (make sure the robot is switched off when you take the battery out). Store them in a cool dry place. Recharge the battery every 3 months.
Do not use your appliance. In order to avoid any danger, you must have them replaced by an approved vacuum repair company.
Do not use your appliance. To avoid any danger, do not touch the terminals. You must unplug the charging station and have it replaced by an approved vacuum repair company.
Empty the dust container into a bin after each use. Clean the dust compartment seals with a cloth.
It is recommended to clean the central brush once a week.
For more details, please refer to the User Manual.
It is recommended to clean the filters at least once a week.
For more details, please refer to the User Manual.
It is necessary to clean left, right and front wheels regularly to remove entangled hair and threads.
It is recommended to wipe sensors and charging terminals (of the robot and charging base) with a clean dry cloth once a week.
Turn off the robot before cleaning the sensors and charging terminals.
Do not use any cleaning products to clean the robot vacuum cleaner.
For some parts you can use the water, for the others you can use the dry cloth only. For more details, refer to the instruction manual.
It is recommended to replace the fine dust and foam filter every 6 months.
The side brushes should be replaced by new every 6 months.
You can perform the following checks:
• Put the main power switch onto STOP and then onto START.
• Unplug the cable and then plug it into the charging station again.
• Make sure that the charging terminals and the sensor windows are not clogged up, then wipe the main body and the charging station with a dry cloth. Do not forget to switch off the main power switch and to turn off the robot before drying carefully.
• Check to see if there is any obstacle such as a reflective object, a chair, etc. near the charging station.

If after these different checks, the automatic charging still does not work properly, have your robot vacuum cleaner checked by an approved vacuum repair company.
Check:
• If the dust container is full.
• The cleanliness of the filters.
• If there is an object or rubbish which may be obstructing the suction hole underneath the robot.
Several possible reasons exist:
• If the robot did not start from its docking station, it will not return to it. In this case, the robot will return to its starting point.
• If the robot vacuumed in Spot mode, the robot will return to its starting point.
• If the robot is lifted up and put back down on the floor, it will try to relocate itself. If it can't, it will return to its starting point.
Check the following:
• The charging station must not be installed on a rug.
• The charging station must not be exposed to sunlight or near a heat source.
• The free space to the side and the front of the charging station adheres to the instructions in the user manual.
• The plug is correctly connected to the charging station.
• The charger cable is connected to the power supply.
• There are no obstructing objects around the charging base.
• There are no objects near the charging station terminals.
• The charging station is activated (LED indicator is green).
• Serie 40: The virtual barrier is placed at a distance of at least 3m from the charging station.

If after checking these elements, the robot still cannot find the base station, contact an approved vacuum repair company.
You can perform the following actions:
• Turn off and then turn on the main power switch.
• Unplug the cable and plug it again into the charging station.
• Make sure that the charging terminals and the sensor windows are not clogged up, then wipe the main body and the charging station with a dry cloth. Do not forget to switch off the main power switch and to turn off the robot before drying carefully.
• Check if there is no obstacle such as a reflective object, a chair, etc. near the charging station.

If after these steps, the automatic charging still does not work well, contact an approved vacuum repair company.
This is a regular case. The vacuum cleaner can remain connected to the docking station without any risk.
Caution: use only designated charger.
Check the following:
• If the switch underneath the robot is correctly in the 'ON' position.
• If the display is lit up. If not, charge up the robot on the base station.
Check the following:
• There are no obstucting objects under the wheels.
• The robot is not blocked due to differences in the floor level.
• There is no error message displayed. (see the troubleshooting and error codes section in your user manual)
You can perform the following actions:
• Make sure there are no obstructing objects within 10 cm of the staircases/gaps.
• Wipe up the sensor windows with a dry cloth.

If after these steps, the problem persists, please contact an approved vacuum repair company.
Make sure that the brush is not obstructed. Clean the brush from entangled hair and threads.
If the brush is damaged, replace it with a new one.
Flashing light and sound signal indicates an error.
For more details about the error description and solution, refer to User Manual.
You can perform the following actions:
• Check if the intake channel is not obstructed.
• Check if the dust bin is well fitted.
• Empty the dust bin if it is full.
• Remove the central brush and clean it.
• Check if the filter is not saturated.

If after these steps, the problem persists, please contact an approved vacuum repair company.
The power-brush safety feature is activated when the robot identifies a risk.

Two situations may occur:
• The power-brush gets stuck: the robot attempts to free it and stops the vacuuming and the power-brush.
• The robot will try to free the brush: if it can't, it will turn off and you will have to clear it manually.

If the power-brush gets stuck in thick carpeting due to its long and/or thick fibers, or the robot has vacuumed the carpet for a long time, the power-brush will stop turning and the robot will continue vacuuming without it.
The robot may experience certain problems represented by error codes.
For more details about the error codes description and solution, refer to User Manual.
The filter may be inserted incorrectly. Try positioning the filter correctly into the slot on its holder.
After following the instructions in the user manual for starting the appliance, make sure that your electrical socket is working by plugging another appliance. If it still does not work, do not try to dismantle or repair the appliance yourself and take it to an approved repair centre.
Do not use your appliance. To avoid any danger, have it replaced by an approved repair centre.
1. Check to see if your robot is properly connected to your wireless network (robot's Wi-Fi light on).
If not, turn the robot off and then back on with the “ON/OFF” switch located under the robot while it's within range of your wireless network.

If the light is still off, this can be for several reasons:
• The robot may be off or not have enough battery charge.
• The robot is outside the range of your Wi-Fi network.
• You changed the password for your Wi-Fi network. The robot is thus no longer connected to your Wi-Fi network. You must reboot your robot and then reconnect it.
• The robot's internal software failed to update correctly. Follow the app's step-by-step instructions.


2. The robot's Wi-Fi light is on, but the app is not able to connect.
Your smartphone is not connected to the Internet (Wi-Fi or 3G/4G network).
No, the appliance is designed for indoor use only.
Yes, the robot vacuum cleaner's sensors do not require the light to process the cleaning session.
The robot vacuum cleaner is efficient on the hard floor surfaces, including tile, parquet, laminate, vinyl, and carpets not thicker than 1,5cm.
Yes, it is recommended to use the robot vacuum cleaner to maintain the cleanliness, but there are still surfaces where the robot does not perform as efficient as non-robotic vacuum cleaners.
Yes, you can schedule a single cleaning session or set up a daily cleaning function through the mobile application.
The robot is limited to one program per day in order to ensure optimum cleaning of all accessible rooms.
Yes. The robot will switch to sleep mode when it is fully recharged.
Yes, the robot can be charged on the charging station, even when the robot's main power switch is turned off.
Yes, the robot will automatically return to the charging base when the battery is low during cleaning.
Once charging is complete, the vacuum cleaner will restart the cleaning process.
This is because the robot didn't start from its docking station: since the robot returns to its starting point, it will go back to where it began vacuuming in Spot mode.
Your appliance contains valuable materials which can be recovered or recycled. Leave it at a local civic waste collection point.
Please go to the “Accessories” section of the website to easily find whatever you need for your product.
Find more detailed information in the Guarantee section of this website.
The robot vacuum cleaner Serie 60 and Serie 80 have 3 power modes: Silent, Normal and Boost.
You also can activate different power modes in the mobile application.
It will take 3 hours to charge an empty battery.
The robot can run up to 90 min before its battery is low.
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