Robotic vacuum cleaners and mops

It is circular, flat and moves quietly through living spaces. The robot systematically follows its movement patterns with real purpose, avoiding obstacles as it goes. And the occupants of the house have one less chore on their to-do list. The robotic vacuum cleaners and mops from Kärcher take care of cleaning the floor for you. Hard floors and short-pile carpets are cleaned automatically. Not only can the devices vacuum their way around, but they can mop the floor too. They clean brilliantly along edges, can work more intensively on heavily dirty areas and overcome low thresholds and rug edges with ease. Using the app, you can even set your robotic vacuum cleaner and mop to work exactly how you need it to.

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Kärcher robotic vacuum cleaners and mops

Highlights

Robot, cloud and app – 3 elements, one cohesive system

The Kärcher robotic vacuum cleaners offer a wide range of functions and configuration options – while also being really simple to use. The combination of robot, cloud and control via smartphone app forms the perfect basis for the best cleaning results. Use the timer functions and configure the cleaning programmes to suit your individual needs. And if a security update or new functions are available for the robot, you'll be automatically notified by the app. Discover our autonomous cleaning solutions for your everyday chores and gain time for the finer things in life.

Person controlling robotic vacuum cleaner by smartphone app

The future is now: autonomous cleaning

Starting your robotic vacuum cleaner remotely is so simple using the smartphone app, so you can get back to a clean house. Our robotic vacuum cleaners and mops do the job for you. The robot uses high-tech LiDAR laser navigation to initially establish a floorplan of your home. When it sets out on its cleaning run, its precise sensors ensure it always knows exactly where it is, how to get around obstacles in the room or where it needs to turn at steps or stairs. The robot vacuums and mops fully autonomously and guides itself back to its charging station. The live mapping function means you can check the cleaning progress at any time. The top-spec model, the RCV 5, also features AI object detection so it can automatically drive around or go around even low objects such as shoes or cables. It even detects carpets and delivers an extra thorough clean when in vacuum mode or avoids them altogether while in mop mode.

Robot vacuuming and mopping in front of stairs

The choice is yours: tailor the cleaning level and choose from various cleaning methods

The Kärcher robotic vacuum cleaners and mops are real all-rounders. Whether it's simple dry cleaning with the suction fan and brush or combined with the extra wiping function from the microfibre cloth and fresh water tank, anything is possible. And, thanks to convenient app control feature, everything is always in hand. Cleaning settings, such as the suction power or the water volume for mopping, can be adjusted to suit individual requirements. Areas of heavier soiling can be passed over multiple times for a more thorough clean.

Robot mopping up footprints

RCV 3 – the entry-level model

Vacuuming or mopping – our entry-level model can do both

Win back time for the finer things in life, while our cleaning robots take care of the vacuuming and mopping. Our entry-level model, the RCV 3, cleans all the usual domestic hard floors and low-pile carpet coverings autonomously, systematically and completely reliably – even when you're not home, of course. Using the app, you can adjust the cleaning to suit your particular requirements and your home. You decide what gets cleaned when. Set specific cleaning programmes for each individual room. Define no-go zones, if there are certain areas the robotic vacuum cleaner should not enter. Or use the spot cleaning function to direct it to points that need extra attention. All rooms are mapped with precision LiDAR navigation and ultra-sensitive sensors that detect steps and high drops for safety during cleaning runs.


Technical data

  • Suction power: 2500 Pa
  • Run time: 120 min
  • 2-in-1 waste container (330 ml) incl. fresh water tank (170 ml)
  • Dry waste container: 500 ml

Features of the RCV 3

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Autonomous cleaning – the Home Robots app makes it a reality

The Kärcher Home Robots app gives you access to all the important functions of your robotic vacuum cleaner and mop. The autonomous cleaning provides lots of new features, such as setting cleaning times and creating cleaning maps – no matter where you are. If you're still out the house and want to start a clean before you get home, you can! Simply activate the robot from the app on your smartphone and you can look forward to returning to a clean house. The Kärcher Home Robots app is available free of charge from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store. Simply download it and start your first autonomous clean straight away.

Data protection

Data protection

The entire data transfer between the Home Robots app on your smartphone and your robotic vacuum cleaner and mop runs via a cloud to servers located in Germany only. As a manufacturer based in Germany, Kärcher places great importance on data protection and takes extreme care to ensure all the applicable legal requirements in this regard are met. Regular software and security updates are provided to ensure your app is always up to date and your data is always secure.

Setting up cleaning areas

Setting up cleaning areas

The robotic vacuum cleaners and mops from Kärcher clean autonomously and systematically. "No-go zones" can be set via the app to ensure the robot doesn't clean specific areas. If, however, there are some areas that need to be vacuumed but not mopped, then there is also the option of setting "no-mopping zones". And if entire rooms should be skipped, the robot can be prevented from travelling through them by setting so-called "virtual walls". All this is easy and intuitive to configure using the app.

Variety of cleaning modes

Variety of cleaning modes

Our Home Robots app offers much more functionality than the basic program for autonomous cleaning. Vacuuming, mopping or a combination of both cleaning programs – with the app, you have it all at your fingertips, allowing you to easily define the cleaning mode for specific rooms or areas. You can also configure numerous parameters to your individual requirements – from the suction power when vacuuming to the water flow rate when mopping.

Cleaning schedule 2.0

Cleaning schedule 2.0

With the timer function on the Home Robots app, you can create your very own cleaning schedule for your Kärcher robotic vacuum cleaner and mop. This allows you to specify not only the days and times you want the robot to work, but also which areas it should clean with which cleaning program during this time. Since all rooms are mapped, you can adjust the cleaning settings for each separate room.

Spot cleaning and area cleaning

Spot cleaning and area cleaning

When crumbs are dropped on the floor or other dirt appears, there are two flexible solutions. For soiling in a very specific point, you can use the app to set a particular location for targeted spot cleaning. And for larger areas of soiling, you can even use the app to set the size of the surface to be cleaned for quick but targeted intermediate cleaning.

Activating and deactivating functions

Activating and deactivating functions

A wide range of functions, such as Auto Boost, carpet detection or AI functionality can be activated or deactivated one by one to suit the user's needs or preferences. For instance, the Auto Boost can be deactivated on rugs and carpets to keep cleaning at just a low suction power when soiling is only light. This saves energy and extends the cleaning time before the robot has to return to its charging station.

Accessory statistics

Accessory statistics

The demands placed on a robotic vacuum cleaner and mop varies from one household to the next, depending on factors such as the size of the area to be cleaned, the level of soiling and the frequency of the cleaning runs. As such, the rate at which accessories wear out varies greatly. This is why the Home Robots app shows you the extent of wear, such as the brushes, and indicates when accessories should be replaced. This ensures that the robot is always perfectly equipped to perform at its best and the cleaning results leave nothing to be desired.

Cleaning history

Cleaning history

Every cleaning run is recorded in real time in the Home Robots app and then saved. This provides interesting insights into the life of your cleaning robot. When was the device in which room, what distances did it cover and how many square metres of flooring were vacuumed or mopped? That way you can keep a close eye on what your robotic vacuum cleaner and mop has been up to – even when you're out the house.

Other functions

Other functions

The Home Robots app gives you access to all the important functions of your cleaning robot. This includes lots of extra functions that may prove useful in one situation or another. For instance, the app can be used as a remote control for your robot, say if you needed to steer it to a particularly tricky position. The smartphone can also be used to set the language and volume of the speech output or provide answers to frequently asked questions.


Initial startup and maintenance


Accessories


FAQs – questions and answers about the robotic vacuum cleaner and mop range

Questions about the robot:

All conventional hard floors and low-pile carpets. When using the robot on wooden floors, please remember to remove the mop plate from the robot after damp cleaning to prevent damage to the wood.

In general, light does not affect the robot's behaviour, though dark shadows may trigger object detection in the RCV 5.

Please make sure the charging station is plugged in. We recommend placing the charging station against a wall with 1.5 m clearance to the front and 0.5 m clearance to the left and right.

If the charging station is moved during cleaning, the robot may struggle to locate it once it has finished.

No. The maximum voltage carried by the charging contacts is within the safe voltage range for the human body.

Make sure the power outlet is supplied with power and fully in contact with the charging station's power supply. Please also check that the robot's charging contacts are touching those of the charging station. If the above methods do not resolve the issues, please contact our customer service.

Before the robot starts cleaning, it rotates on its axis twice to calibrate itself. This process is run by default. If the robot nevertheless moves in an uncoordinated manner, please check the following:

  • The fall sensor is covered with dust or dirt, which triggers an error signal. Clean the fall sensor with a slightly damp cotton cloth.
  • The wheel has something caught in it, causing the robot to move in circles. Remove the foreign object from the wheel.
  • The collision sensor is defective. Touch and press the collision sensors on the front and sides of the robot to check if the plate can spring back automatically.

If the above methods do not resolve the issues, please contact our customer service.

  • Please recharge the battery if you haven't used the robot for a while. Charge the robot in the charging station for 3-5 hours.
  • The battery's operating time decreases when it reaches the end of its service life.

If the above methods do not resolve the issues, please contact our customer service.

  • The battery is too low for the scheduled cleaning.
  • The scheduled cleaning time was not saved. Please check whether the cleaning task was saved or corresponds to your requirements.

If the above methods do not resolve the issue, please contact our customer service.

First check if the robot's fall sensor is covered with dust. If the issue persists after you have cleaned the sensor, there may be a fault with the sensor itself. Please contact our customer service.

  • Please check the battery level. If it is too low, charge the robot and try again.
  • The robot will not switch on if the ambient temperature is below 0°C or above 35°C.

Hold down the power button. The robot must not be in the charging station.

  • Make sure there is enough clearance around the charging station (0.5 m at either side and 1.5 at the front) and the charging contacts are free of dust and other foreign objects.
  • The ambient temperature may be too low (less than 0°C) or too high (more than 35°C).

Yes, you can start the robot by pressing the power button. Some of the features, however, can only be used with an active Wi-Fi connection, via the app.

  1. Open the Google Home app
  2. Press "Set up device" and select "Google Service"
  3. Find the "Skills"
  4. Log in to your account
  5. Select the device as instructed
  1. Open the Alexa app and press "More" to get to Skill & Games
  2. Find the "Skills"
  3. Click "Activate"
  4. Log in to your account
  5. Complete the connection to your account
  6. Click "Find devices" and select the device as instructed

RCV 3:
Press the home button for 5 seconds. Release the home button when you hear a beep, then press the home button for another 5 seconds. Once you hear a beep, the system has been reset. The user information and cleaning records are deleted, but the version and maintenance of the accessories remain unchanged.

RCV 5:
Hold down the reset button for 3 seconds. Once you hear a beep, the system has been reset. The user information and cleaning records are deleted, but the version and maintenance of the accessories remain unchanged.

On its first use, the wiping and vacuuming robot travels around the room to calibrate itself, creating a map of the area. It does not clean as it does so. This calibration process can be repeated for new areas via the app.

Questions about the cleaning performance:

We strongly advise against cleaning floors on which water has accumulated. Taking in liquid could damage the robot.

Switch the robot off immediately and dry the container, the filter assembly components and the suction port. Once the components are dry, put them back and restart the robot. If the robot is still not working, please contact our customer service.

Check if the dust container is full, because that can cause dirt to escape. Please empty the dust container before it gets too full.

Please check the battery level. If it is low, charge the robot and try again.

  • Make sure the robot isn't in "Do not disturb" mode, as this will prevent it from cleaning.
  • The robot won't resume cleaning if it was manually placed in the charging station.
  • The dust container is full. Please empty it.
  • The filter is blocked. Please clean it.
  • A foreign object is caught in the brush. Please remove it.

 Remove the wipe holder and select "Vacuum" in the app.

The water tank must only be filled with water.

The robot can clean under furniture only if there is enough space between the floor and the furniture.

Questions about the app:

You can find the QR code for the "Kärcher Home Robots" app in the user manual. Scan it with your smartphone to download the app.

Please check if your Wi-Fi network is operating at 2.4 GHz. If your Wi-Fi network is dual band (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz), try setting it to 2.4 GHz.

Make sure the robot is as close to the router as possible.

 Yes, you can use the app to set up individual rooms and select them for cleaning on the map.

Place the robot and charging station in a new area. Open the map list in the app and select the option to create a new map.

Make sure the robot is connected to the network and is within range of the WLAN.

Yes, you can control the robot remotely using the app.

Questions about product maintenance:

No. Once the robot is fully charged, it switches to the supplementary charging mode to prevent overcharging. Please also make sure that no children play with the robot, even if it is fully charged.

Yes. Once the cleaning robot is fully charged, it switches to the supplementary low-current charging mode to prevent overcharging. Please also make sure that no children play with the robot, even if it is fully charged. If you are not going to use the cleaning robot for a while, we recommend switching it off and storing it in its packaging.

Troubleshooting:

Please check and remove the foreign object from around the radar or move the robot somewhere else to restart it.

Please wipe the robot's fall sensor and try again (you can find information on the sensor's location in the user manual).

Please move the cleaning robot somewhere else and try again.

Try pressing the collision sensor and checking it for foreign objects. Restart the robot after you have removed the foreign objects.

If the cleaning robot is too hot or too cold, please only start using it again once the temperature has returned to normal.

Restart the device or contact customer service.

Switch off the cleaning robot and restart it.

A foreign object could be caught in the brush, side brush or left/right wheel. Switch off the cleaning robot and remove any foreign objects.

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