14 Jun Shark Vacuum Loss of Suction Fix It
Today that you found check out this article because your shark vacuum is not picking up well or has lost suction. So, I’m going to help you with that today.
This will cover most, pretty much all shark vacuums and pretty much most vacuums in general, but mainly sharks today. I’ve chosen a shark NV352 because this is the most popular shark model. This will work for the majority of sharks. Although there will be some variances between models.
If you want to know about the nv350 or nv351 or nv352 it’s all the same thing but this will work so.
Here I am going to show you the most basic things to help keep your machine running and working efficiently.
If this doesn’t help, I would help recommend the call shark, but I say this will work for 99% of people because this is pretty much the basics of what keeps the vacuum working.
If you worry about pet hair then check this blog article on the best shark vacuum for pet hair.
So, the first thing you want to make sure if your vacuum is not picking up is to check your bin and you want to make sure that your bin is empty.
The second thing is going to be the shroud and filters. This is pretty much every shark vacuum have it and you just need to do push it top, you’ll see the shroud.
You want to keep this clear of debris and if this is clogged up, then you want to clean that off.
Do not get this wet. I have seen people try to wash this bin. If you want you just have to be very careful because there are metal parts here that could rust.
Do not wash this because that could damage it. But if this is all clear then you’re good. You can give this a wipeout just a quick clean otherwise It’s okay.
You want to check your filters and clean your filters. So, the filter on this one is here and you might have a filter that was more like this.
Every shark vacuum is going to have two to three pre-motor filters. So just remove them pre-motor filters are washable so go ahead and wash them.
You can try to tack them out and I recommend tapping them out between washes. You should wash these about once every three months or whatever your vacuum specifically says. Mine says here to wash it every three months.
You knee out periodically, but you should wash these, and If your filters are very old and beyond repair, you can buy placements.
I always recommend getting genuine filters, but I myself have gotten the generic ones. This is for a shark rotator because the gold ones just were not great.
So, if you can you would go for the real ones. But if you just can’t the fake ones will cognitively work. So always use your vacuum with a filter.
That is the next thing so that’s the pre-motor filter. You also have a post-motor filter. So on every time it’s going to be down here with the Burke texts, they kind of changed it where it’s underneath it, but not many people have ever texts. So, you’re just going to do the latch or this one, the latches here.
I’m just going to push that up and it’s here on this one. It’s a little catch-up at the bottom that you remove.
So, this is what’s keeping all the allergens and stuff out of your air. So, you people have said to wash this, that is false. You cannot wash this filter.
If the filters are clean and not restricting airflow, then the next thing, the brush roll.
Brush Roll Cleaning
The brush roll on this one on the bottom. Now, mine is a lift away. If yours is a lift away, I recommend pushing it a little catch and lifting it away from the base mine on this one is also a lift away.
So, I’ll go ahead and do that and here is I want to show you on and a couple of different sharks here. So this is more of a newer style.
This is like the normal style. So, some sharks may have a brush or a garage like this, where you pull these few tabs back and remove them.
Also, if you have a duo cleanroom roller, you need to make sure that you’re removing this and cleaning behind it frequently. These are on the newer or the more expensive sharks.
Most people have this and I’ll go ahead and show you this. So, you’re going to flip it up. Now. You want to get rid of any thread or hair that’s wrapped around this.
Mine is not that bad. It has just a couple of hairs, but you really want to stay on top of this because this will really limit performance.
So, you want to make sure that the brush is clean and that the bristles don’t have any hair stuck in them. If they do, you can use a toothbrush or a comb out of stuff stuck in these bristles.
You want to make sure that you do this very frequently because if this is all clogged up with hair, it’s not going to be able to pick up stuff off the carpet.
So, you have removed and taken apart, and then we threw five to head and I’ll leave that link in the descriptor if you need it, but chances are you won’t need it. So just make sure that the brush roll is clean.
The next thing is going to be clogged. Clogs are also a very likely thing that could happen. So clauses are where you get something stuck in the vacuum and more dirt piles on top of it to the point where there’s a blockage.
Your filters can be clogging it to by having stuff stuck in it. But that’s usually not the case, but it can happen if your filters are really bad.
Clogs are most likely to happen or the cleaner head and entrance to the bin. That’s where they’re most likely to happen, but they can happen in other places.
The cleaner head went that down right here. Do you want to check in here? The entrance? Right here. You want to remove this hose and check in here, and this can come off here as well.
You want to check and this is clear then you want to look up here. I would remove it with a lift away. Remove this here. You can look in there and there was no blockage.
Next thing you want to remove your hose or your wand. And your handle. You can look through this, see if there’s any blockage in here.
You want to look through this, see if there’s any blockage through this, then you want to remove your hose from the entrance to the bin, which can be a little tricky if you’ve never done it before.
It’s also very cold in here so everything is kind of stiff there you go. So you want to look through there, look through this elbow, into the cleaner head.
I’m going to be a little blockage there and look in here and look here. And you can also look through this whole hose because it is clear.
It may not be super clear on yours cause it’s dirty, but at least clear enough so that you can see it. Don’t suck up water with your vacuum.
Number one, that’s just not good for it and it will make this very dark and you can’t see through it. Once you have examined this whole vacuum checked absolutely everywhere and you clean the filters, cleaning the brush.
Your problem should be resolved and you should have almost an entirely brand-new working vacuum. If you find that your problem is still happening.
I would call shark and they will try to help you over the phone and if they cannot help you, they will most likely lead to a service center where a professional will work at your vacuum and do it themselves.
I hope that this was able to help resolve a clog and actually bring suction back to your vacuum and a good working vacuum sharks will ask quite a long time.
So, if your vacuum is very old, you want to try to repair it, or it might be time for a new one and It just all depends on the situation.
Let me know if this really helped you and yeah. Thanks for reading the article and check out my other post in homeplix.