Can a Roomba filter be washed?

Answered by Tom Adger

A Roomba filter should not be washed. Filters are not designed to come in contact with liquid, so washing them can damage the filter and reduce its effectiveness. Instead, you should shake off any debris from the filter by tapping it against a trash container. This will help remove any loose dirt and dust that may have accumulated on the filter during use.

After shaking off the debris, it’s important to replace the filter in the Roomba. This ensures that the filter is properly seated and can continue to effectively trap dirt and allergens as the Roomba cleans your home. Regularly replacing the filter is an important part of maintaining the performance of your Roomba and ensuring that it continues to provide clean floors.

If you notice that the filter is particularly dirty or clogged, you can rinse it out with warm water to remove excess debris. However, it’s important to allow the filter to completely dry before placing it back in the Roomba. Wet filters can lead to mold or mildew growth, which can further reduce the filter’s effectiveness and potentially damage the Roomba.

While it’s not recommended to wash a Roomba filter, you can shake off debris and rinse out excess dirt with warm water if necessary. Remember to always allow the filter to dry completely before reinserting it into the Roomba. Regularly replacing the filter is key to maintaining the performance and longevity of your Roomba.