Learn how to clean a Shark vacuum in this tutorial.

Today you will learn how to clean a Shark vacuum.

You'll learn how to take apart the machine and how to remove any hair or dust that may have accumulated on the inside of your vacuum cleaner.

In addition, we will go over how to deep-clean the various parts of your vacuum cleaner so it can run at its best for years!

Keep reading to learn how to clean a Shark vacuum.

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How Often Should You Clean a Shark Vacuum?

It's a good idea to clean your Shark vacuum every two months. This will keep it running at its best and help prevent any build-up of dust or hair inside the machine.

What You'll Need To Clean A Shark Vacuum

You'll need these items to be able to properly clean your Shark vacuum:

  1. Soap
  2. Water and access to a sink or basin
  3. Scissors
  4. Soft brush
  5. Microfiber cloth
  6. 2 cups of vinegar and 3 tablespoons of baking soda
  7. Gloves to keep your hands protected
  8. Model-specific manual

How to Clean a Shark Vacuum: 8 Steps

Step 1: Unplug and Disassemble

Before you clean your Shark vacuum, you'll need to unplug it.

Then, remove the dust cup and any filters that are present in the Dust Cup Filter Chamber by pressing on them firmly with your fingers until they pop out of place.

Discard these items or wash them if they are reusable. If the dust cup or filter chamber is full of dust and dirt, we recommend washing them in the sink with soap and warm water.

This will allow you to clean any hair or dust out from inside your vacuum cleaner!

Step 2: Empty the Dust Canister

The next step is to empty the dust canister.

To do this, hold the vacuum cleaner over a trash can and press down on the lever located at the bottom of the machine.

This will release the dust and dirt from inside the canister so you can discard it.

Step 3: Clean the Filters

Next, you'll want to clean the filters. To do this, soak them in warm water and soap for a few minutes before rinsing them off with water.

Allow the filters to air dry completely before reinserting them into the vacuum cleaner.

Step 4: Clean the Brush Head

Step 4 is to clean the brush head. To do this, remove any hair or dust that may be tangled around it using scissors and a soft-bristled brush. Be careful not to damage the bristles!

Step 5: Clean the Hose

To clean the vacuum's hose, remove any hair or dust that may be present using your hand.

Then, soak the hose in warm water and soap for a few minutes before rinsing it clean with water. Allow the hose to air dry completely before reattaching it to the vacuum cleaner's body!

Step 6: Clean the Motorized Floor Nozzle

Step 6 is to clean the motorized floor nozzle. To do this, remove any hair or dust that may be caught in it by using your fingers to press down on it until the dirt and debris is released. You can then discard it.

Step 7: Reassemble the Vacuum

After you've finished cleaning your Shark vacuum, it's time to reassemble the machine!

Step 7A: Attach the Hose & Filter Chamber (if applicable)

First, attach any hoses or filter chambers that were removed in Step B. Then, press down on them until they click into place.

Step 7B: Reattach the Dust Cup

Next, reattach the dust cup by lining it up with the machine and pressing down on it until it clicks into place. If there are filters present in the dust cup, make sure they are facing inwards before you close the lid.

Step 7C: Reattach the Brush Head

Now, reattach the brush head by lining it up with the vacuum cleaner's body and pressing down on it until it clicks into place.

Step 7D: Reattach the Motorized Floor Nozzle (if applicable)

Finally, reattach any motorized floor nozzles that were removed in Step E. To do this, line them up with the machine's body and press down on them until they click into place.

Step 8: Spread a Fresh-Smelling Scent

If you want to give your vacuum a fresh, new scent, we recommend spreading some baking soda over the entire machine. Let it sit for a few hours before vacuuming it up. Your vacuum will smell great and be clean!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you wash a Shark vacuum?

Yes, you can wash a Shark vacuum with soap and warm water. However, be sure to read your model-specific manual before doing so to avoid damaging the machine.

Can I use bleach to clean my Shark vacuum?

No, we do not recommend using bleach to clean your Shark vacuum as it could damage the machine. Instead,

Why should I clean my Shark vacuum?

Cleaning your Shark vacuum will allow you to remove hair and dust from the machine's hose, filters, brush head, motorized floor nozzle (if applicable), and canister. This prevents dirt build up over time which could affect how well it works!

How do you disassemble a Shark vacuum?

To disassemble a Shark vacuum, you'll need to remove all the parts in Steps A-D. Then, scrub each part clean with soap and water before reassembling it!

Can you wash the canister on a Shark vacuum?

No, the canister should not be washed. Instead, remove it from the machine and clean it with a damp cloth. Be sure to allow it to dry completely before reinserting it into the vacuum cleaner.


You're now ready to use your clean Shark vacuum! :)

Now that you know how to clean a shark vacuum, it's easy to keep it running like new!

By following these simple steps, you'll be able to remove any dust or hair that may have built up over time.

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