How to Clean a Shark Rotator Vacuum?
Is your Shark vacuum losing sucking? One of the main reasons this happens is probably how often you clean (or do not do). While most of us love our spaces, we tend to ignore them until something goes wrong. No, there is no need for that. Why spend money on repairs or replacements when we need to maintain it and maintain it properly? With our step-by-step guide on how to clean a Shark vacuum, your vacuum will return to its normal working condition.
How often should you clean your Shark Machine?
According to the owner’s manual, you should clean filters every three months.
The HEPA filter (high-efficiency particulate air) can work for two years without a problem. But if you find that its effectiveness is diminishing, you may want to clean or replace it immediately.
In short, you will need to remember to clean your Shark vacuum four times a year to do its job correctly. But then again, even with a Google Calendar reminder, don’t miss a day or two.
Thankfully, there are other signs from your Shark that it’s time to clean up the mess. These include:
- Reduced energy reduction.
- Unpleasant odor from space.
- The vacuum produces air-like sounds.
- The machine leaves dirt behind during cleaning.
Its makers boast that Shark vacuums never lose their suckle, so if it’s yours, you may want to check how dirty it is.
How to Clean a Shark Machine?
There are many Shark models on the market, and removable items may be available in various locations. Therefore, you will need to consult your model manual to know where to find these parts and how to remove them.
That explained, the cleaning method is the same and will work for most models. Let’s get started.
You will need:
- Water and access to the sink or basin.
- Microfiber fabric.
- Soft brush.
- Two glasses of vinegar and three tablespoons of baking soda.
- Gloves to protect your hands.
Remove and Disassemble
Start by removing your vacuum cleaner. Ideally, it would help if you cleaned the outside vacuum as there is dirt involved. Where possible, place a sheet or other cover under the space to prevent the creation of a pile of dirt.
Empty Dust Container
- Next, remove the canister from the unit and dispose of the dirt in the dump bag. Dip a box of water in soapy water and wash it off using your microfiber cloth. Rinse in cold water and allow the air to dry.
- Make sure the canister is completely dry before reassembling; this can take a day.
- After removing the dirt box from the central cleaner, you will get filters. Depending on your Shark vacuum model, filters can be made of foam rubber. Additional filters can be made by feeling.
- Dip the spume filters in soapy water and wash them thoroughly. It is feasible that the filters will look stained even after a good scrub. However, the significant thing to recollect is that they are clean.
- Shark does not recommend washing filters that sound as they can be easily damaged. Therefore, tap them gently to remove impurities and wipe them clean.
- If you choose to wash your own, dip in soapy water as their foam counterparts. However, wash them slowly and carefully. Remember that you will do this by putting yourself at risk.
- Clean the soap from the filters, set them flat, and allow the air to dry for at least 24 hours. If the filter is old, it is probably a sign that this may be an excellent time to replace it. Be sure to purchase a specific filter for your model.
Clean the Head of the Brush
- The rotating brush carries a heavy load of cleaning, and you will find debris stuck to it like hair, strings, and other dirt.
- To clean your rotating brush, start by separating the bottom attachment from its handle. Attachments to most models will have a button at each end. Press these buttons to release the head brush for better cleaning.
- Use your scissors to remove the dirt tied to the brush. After that, use your hands to carefully remove all the debris, being careful not to damage the bristles in the process.
- Use a soft brush to remove stubborn dirt or soak the brush in water and rub it well. Allow the brush to dry for at least 24 hours before re-applying it.
Clean the Pipe
- Check the hose for any clogs that may interfere with movement. Remove the pipe at both ends. Carefully inspect the absolute limits and length of the pipe.
- Once the pipe is closed, plug it into a hot water tap and run it. Close one end of the pipe with your hand, remove the pipe from the tap, and close the other end. Give the hose a good shake.
- Next, mix baking soda and vinegar in a pot and pour it into the hose. Like hot water, you will need to cover one end with one hand and the other with the other. Shake well for a few minutes.
- Let the mixture go and run the warm water through the pipe, followed by cold water. Finally, a mixture of baking soda and vinegar helps to drain the pipe and remove bad odors. And hot water helps to loosen and remove impurities.
- Place the hose flat and allow it to dry. When completely dry, reattach it to the unit.
Clean the Engine Underground Pipe
When disconnecting the pipe from the connector, check the opening of any blockage. Next, turn the microphone down and face down. Gently tap to release any dirt, then use an old toothbrush to remove it.
We shared our tips on cleaning a Vacuum Shark to ensure it stays in good working order. Check your vacuum cleaner periodically for signs of damage or aging, especially on an electrical outlet. With good care, your Shark vacuum can last a long time to save money. Don’t forget to let everything dry completely before reassembling.