Dreame W10 Robot and Vacuum FAQ


1. Dreame W10 only supports a 2.4G Wi-Fi network. 5G Wi-Fi is not supported. Make sure the robot and your phone are close to the router with strong Wi-Fi signals.

2. When connecting to the hot spot of Dreame W10, return to the Mi Home app to wait for connection result after hearing the voice report.

3. Ensure the location permission of the app has been enabled before the network connection.

4. Failure to enable the permission will result in connection failure. If the network still fails, please try to restart the host and router.

Please clean the charging interface of the Base and the robot if there is any dust on it, as dust may result in charging failure.

Make sure the W10 is fully charged before cleaning. Tidy up the space, put away fragile items and objects on the floor before cleaning.


Quiet Mode: Approximately 210mins.

Standard Mode: Approximately 180mins.

Strong Mode: Approximately130mins.

Turbo Mode: Approximately 60mins.

Each version of the new firmware is an optimization. Try to check the latest firmware version often and update in time to ensure the best cleaning experience.

After the first mapping, Dreame W10 will clean your home by room. If this issue occurs, check the zones in the app and adjust accordingly if any zoning errors are found.

Dreame W10 will follow the most effective cleaning path to clean your home. It may look repetitive when the robot navigates itself from the cleaned area to an uncleaned one, but it is not repeating the work.

The minimum width for W10 to pass through is 38 cm. Any spaces narrower than this number is not available for W10 to clean.

W10 will clean all corners in your home to ensure full coverage. In a complex environment, W10 turns to make more turns and vacuums along the edges, which may result in decreased efficiency.

To optimize cleaning results, W10 features a fan motor with higher suction power, so the noise is slightly louder than the previous products. To reduce the noise, you can switch to a quieter Silent mode for cleaning.

When cleaning on tile or wood floor, W10 may produce a slight sound when its bottom rubs on the floor. W10 will clean and sweep the joins on the floor as it passes through, which may produce a slight rattling sound. These are all normal sounds and will not affect cleaning results.

When cleaning, the W10 may get stuck by slippers, plastic bags, and another household clutters. Remove the clutters and put W10 back to the cleaned area close to the interrupted point. Please clean up clutters on the floor to prevent the robot from getting stuck during cleaning.

W10 may get stuck when it tries to clean a narrow space, for example, the bottom of a closet that is close to its height. Magnetic stripes are provided to help set a virtual wall or you can block the narrow space with an obstacle to prevent W10 from entering.

When cleaning, the side brush and main brush may be entangled by power cords or charging cables on the floor. Please try to place the host in the cleaned area nearby to continue cleaning after tidying up the wires. Please clean up clutters on the floor to prevent the robot from tangling during cleaning.

Tie the excessive power cord of the Base with a strap before cleaning. Do not put it on the floor.

If the W10 is moved during cleaning, it will perform repositioning. If repositioning is successful, W10 will continue cleaning, and if repositioning fails, W10 will re-clean this area.

Moving W10 to an uncleaned area will cause repositioning failure. Ensure W10 is moved to a cleaned area.

If a person is standing next to the W10, it will fail to reposition itself.

Do not stand next to W10 and ensure the camera has full access to all feature points in the room.

W10 may fail to reposition itself in low lights. Please ensure sufficient light for repositioning.

The W10 can cross obstacles up to 18mm high.

The W10 is equipped with an LDS laser sensor to detect obstacles and decelerate in advance. However, for dark table legs or short obstacles, a collision may occur as W10 is not able to detect them.

Dreame W10 has a built-in wall sensor to keep a certain distance from the wall when cleaning along the edge. Due to the influence of different colors and limited range, it is normal for W10 to collide with the wall edges a few times when encountering black walls or edges lower than its height.

Press the Power/Clean button and hold for 6 seconds to restart.

W10 cannot turn on in a low battery status. Please connect it with the Base for charging before use. Also, do not use W10 in temperatures below 0℃ or over 50℃.

Ensure the Base is connected with the power supply and the cable is properly connected to both ends. Clean the dust on the charging interface of the Base and the robot.

After W10 is charged and stored for a long time, it is normal for the battery to drop quickly in the first few minutes during cleaning. After this, the power consumption will return to normal. The battery will also drop faster in Turbo mode.

When connecting with the Base, W10 is powered by the Base, while the built- in the battery of W10 will enter sleep mode with minimum power consumption to keep itself in the best performance.

Check if there are too many obstacles around the Base. Put the Base in an open area free of obstacles within 0.5 m on both sides and 1.5 meters in front of the Base.

If W10 does not start from the Base for cleaning, it may fail to find the Base after finishing up. Therefore, please ensure W10 starts cleaning from the Base.

Moving W10 to an uncleaned area will cause repositioning failure. In this case, restart the task.

Please check whether the Base and the charging pad of the W10 are stained with dust. W10 will repeat Baseing in this situation. Please wipe off the dust before use.

Please refer to the marking on the compartment cover to open the dust compartment correctly. Do not open the compartment by removing the filter.

W10 may not be able to remove the most stubborn stains on the floor. Please clean them manually.

Please adjust the self-clean frequency via the App.

Align the mop pad with the module before installation.

Odor is caused by a dirty mop that is not washed in time after cleaning. Please clean the rag in time after mopping the floor.

The dust compartment may also emit odor with liquid getting inside.Please clean the dust compartment in time after cleaning.

The Schedule cleaning will only work when the battery is over 15%.

Make sure the W10 is not working in the DND period. If you actively command it to return or manually move it back to the Base, W10 will not resume cleaning either.

Clean the dust compartment if it is full; Clean the filter clogged with dust; Clean the main brush if it is tangled with foreign matters.

Yes. LDS sensor normally works without lights.

Make sure the remaining battery of W10 is over 15% before updating. Check network connection.

Check network connection; Restart the app and try again.

Please make sure the robot is turned on and the Wi-Fi connection is stable. During the cleaning, the robot might be offline when the Wi-Fi network connection is weak in some areas. It will be back online automatically when the Wi-Fi signal is strong.

Check if the robot is turned on;

During cleaning, the robot might lose connection with the base station when they are too far from each other; Reboot the base and wait for the robot to connect to the base.

The main brush, side brush, or main wheels may be entangled with hair or debris. Turn off the robot and clean it.

The robot will turn off automatically when the battery is less than 2% or when it is not charging and has no operations in 12 hours.

Yes, the robot will keep charging once it is connected to the base, and the base connects to the power successfully.

Odor is caused by the waste tank that is not washed in time after cleaning. Please clean the waste tank in time after mopping the floor. The mop-pod washboard may also emit odor with liquid getting inside. Please clean it in time after 2-3 times mopping.

When the robot is too far from the base, it will lose the connection. It will automatically connect back when the signal strength is stable.

To improve the cleaning performance, it is suggested to clean items such as threads/rags/slippers on the floor in advance.

Launch the device via Mi home App and adjust the humidity of the mop pod in cleaning mode.


Installation and Maintenance

Place the Base against the wall on the level floor, and keep a space of more than 0.5 meters on both sides of the Base. Connect the plug to a power socket. For a better app control experience, make sure the Base is connected to Wi-Fi.

Note: To prevent water stains from wetting wood floors or carpets, the self-wash base is recommended to be placed on tile floors or marble floors.


Press the power button and hold. When the indicator turns solid, Dreame W10 will automatically connect with the Base for charging. Note: Dreame W10 may fail to turn on in low battery status. Please connect the robot with the Base manually.


After cleaning, W10 will automatically return to the Base for charging, in pause status, press the Base button for charging, the buttons will flash slowly when charging.

Orange flashes indicate power 15%, and white flashes indicate power > 15%.
Tip: If the W10 fails to return to the Base, it will automatically return to the starting
point of cleaning. Please manually put the robot back to the Base for charging.

1. Face the bottom of W10 up, press the buckle to remove the main brush protector.

2. Take out the main brush by pulling upward and clean the bearing.

3. Remove the end cover at both sides of the main brush to clean the tangled hair.

4. Cut off the tangled hair on the main brush with the cleaning tool in the box.

5. Install the main brush and press the buckles to fix the protector.

Tip: It is recommended to clean the main brush every week and replace it every 6-12 months for a better cleaning result.


1. Turn the robot over and pull the driving wheels upward.

2. Clean the hair and dirt on the wheels and axles.

3. Reinstall the wheels by pressing them firmly down.


1. Turn over the robot, pull out the side brush and clean it up as shown below.

2. Reinstall the side brush.


Tip: It is recommended to clean the side brush once a month and replace it every 3-6 months for a better cleaning performance.

The W10 will do the mop self-cleaning automatically after the cleaning task. It is recommended to replace the mop every 3-6 months for a better cleaning performance.

Wipe sensors and charging contacts of the robot by using a soft, dry cloth:

  • Cliff sensors at the bottom of the robot
  • Charging contacts at the back of the robot
  • Return-to-base sensor at the front of the robot
  • Bumper at the front of the robot
  • LDS on the top of the robot

It can be done by Mi Home APP(please make sure the Dreame W10 is on the Base and the battery is over 15%). Two buttons on the W10 will flash rapidly during the Whole process.

If W10 still fails to operate normally after restarting, press and hold the reset button with a tool until hearing the voice prompt "start to restore factory settings.”

Product Introduction and User Guide


Connect the robot with the Mi Home app and other devices to control the vacuum with your phone. Scan the QR code, download, and install Mi Home. Users who already installed the app will directly enter the connection page. You can also search Mi Home in the app store to download and install the app. Then, enter the home page of Mi Home, tap "+" on the upper right corner, and follow the instructions to add the device.

Tip: Due to different firmware versions of the app, the actual operation maybe slightly different from the above.

Home App

When your phone fails to connect with the robot due to router configuration changes, forgetting password, or other reasons, open the top cover and observe the Wi-Fi indicator LED. Press and hold the Spot Clean button and Base button until hearing a voice prompts of "waiting for network configuration. ”When the Wi-Fi indicator starts to flash slowly again, which means the Wi-Fi has been successful reset.

In standby mode, press the Base button to enter Local Clean way, where the robot will clean a square area with a side length of 1.5 meters centered on itself. After cleaning is finished, the robot will automatically return to the starting position and stop working.


DND mode is enabled by default from 10:00 pm to 08:00 am. You can disable or edit DND mode with the Mi Home app. W10 will stop cleaning and voice reporting during the DND period, and the power indicator is off.

Launch Mi Home APP, go to Settings - Device settings, and enable Carpet Boost, where W10 will automatically detect carpets and boost the suction power for optimal cleaning effect.

Tip: Carpet detection has a certain probability of wrong identification when using on low pile carpet.

Users can set the schedule clean-up via the APP.

Then, the robot vacuum will automatically start cleaning at the scheduled time and return to the charging base once the cleaning is finished.

When the robot is charging on the Base, launch the Mi Home app, tap to start cleaning, and W10 will automatically learn about the surrounding environment and build up a complete map after several tasks. Please open all room doors during cleaning to keep the map consistent and complete

Launch the Mi Home app, tap to start cleaning, and W10 will automatically learn about the surroundings and begin building a complete map, where you can access Auto Zone, Area Editor, Zoned Cleanup, Designated Cleanup, Virtual Wall, and other functions.

When the robot is charging on the Base, launch the Mi Home app, tap to start cleaning, and W10 will automatically learn about the surrounding environment and build up a complete map after several tasks. Please open all room doors during cleaning to keep the map consistent and complete.

When first started, the robot will clean along the edge of an area by 4*4m, then clean the inner part by S-shape path until covering this area. After the area is clean, it will clean all other areas in your house by the same principle. After the map has been generated, the robot will clean according to the rooms, by the order which edge cleaning first, then S-shape path cleaning until covering all rooms, it is an efficient way to prevent any missed areas. After cleaning, it will automatically return to the Base for charging.


Yes. The robot supports overcharging protection and will disconnect automatically once fully charged.

The dimensions of Dreame W10 robot are 314*334*105.5mm, the dimensions of the self-cleaning base is 400*375*440mm.

Around 6 hours.

A 6400 mAh high-performance Li-Po battery pack.

Yes. Dreame W10 has overload protection for all motors on board, including the suction module, main brush, side brush, and main driving wheel. Motor overload protection is on once the robot is severely clogged with debris or foreign matters.



The Dreame W10 Robot is a smart mop self-cleaning Robot vacuum and cleaner, which could handle both the sweeping and mopping simultaneously. The Dual mop pads design could easily handle the cleaning task. And it could automatically return to the base for charging, washing and drying the mop pad after cleaning.

Equipped with multiple high-precision motion sensors, vision positioning, and navigation algorithms, Dreame W10 could record movements and build maps accurately.

Highly adaptive to complicated home environments, the robot can detect and climb obstacles and return for charging automatically.

In terms of cleaning, it uses a front brush for sweeping and the rear dual mop pads design for mopping. With the 4Kpa suction power and self-cleaning ability, it makes the house cleaning more completely.

Powerful suction and intelligent water tank are designed for better cleaning performance. In addition, the cleaning map is viewable in the Mi Home app, allowing users to set cleaning time, switch operation modes, and clean the whole space with ease.

LDS laser navigation technology measures the relative position of the boundary and the robot vacuum by emitting the invisible laser and receiving reflected light. Based on this, the robot’s position in the map is determined, and a complete cleaning map is built.

The Dreame W10 is equipped with professional lidar sensors, which can scan up to 2,080 points per second with a scanning range of up to 8 m and an accuracy of 10 mm.

The LDS laser navigation is faster in creating the map and more precise in locating than the vSlam. It also supports more map operation options.