Cleaning your robotic lawn mower: how to take care of your ¡MOW®

Your iMOW® robotic mower needs weekly care and attention to keep it performing at its best. Find out how to clean it correctly.

A STIHL iMOW® robot lawn mower turned on its side ready for cleaning, with a brush on the ground nearby

How often should I clean my ¡MOW®?

We recommend cleaning your robot lawn mower weekly, though in rainy weather it will get dirty more quickly and need more frequent attention.

Cleaning your robotic lawn mower: step-by-step instructions 

Your robotic mower needs regular cleaning to stay in peak condition – particularly during the grass cutting season and before extended breaks in use. Making sure to remove any plant residue or sap on a regular basis will ensure a clean cut for your lawn, as well as a long life for your mower.

We explain in five steps how to clean your robot mower:

Unsure how best to use your iMOW®? Your STIHL dealer will be happy to answer any questions you have, and can also carry out important maintenance tasks on your iMOW®. 

Summary: cleaning your robotic mower

  • Clean your mower once a week in normal weather conditions.
  • Always read the safety instructions and wear heavy-duty work gloves.
  • Leave the mower to cool down for approximately five minutes before cleaning it.
  • Avoid aggressive cleaning agents, high-pressure cleaners and running water, as they can damage the mower and its electronic components.
  • Never sharpen the blade, always replace it with a new one. Your robotic lawn mower will indicate when the mowing blade needs changing.