How to Change the Battery on a Swiffer Wetjet


Use the right procedure to change the batteries on your Wetjet, and your Swiffer should last a long time.

Step 1: Remove the Fluid

Turn the Wetjet mop-side up. Push the white button on the front of the Wetjet panel to release the bottle of cleaner. Remove the bottle and set it aside to avoid leaks while changing the batteries.

Step 2: Open the Compartment

Hold down the purple tab below the white bottle-release button and gently swing the battery compartment door open. Remove the compartment from the Wetjet handle.


  • Prying the compartment door with any object can damage it and potentially ruin your Wetjet.

Step 3: Change the Batteries

Remove the four old AA batteries and replace with new ones.


  • Follow the diagram on the compartment door to properly insert the batteries in the right direction.

Step 4: Reattach the Door

Slip the two tabs at the bottom of the compartment door into the two slots near the bottom of the Wetjet handle. These slots are just above the white plastic hinge that connects the mop head to the handle. Hold down the purple tab at the top of the compartment door and gently swing the door back into place on the Wetjet handle. Release the tab when the door is back in place.


  • Do not incinerate batteries. They can explode. Disposing with regular household garbage that will not be burned is generally fine. Check your community's landfill or waste standards to determine if a local battery recycling program is available.

Step 5: Return the Cleaner Bottle

Push the bottle of cleaner back into place. The bottle is secure when you hear it snap into place.

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