Vacuums are great at cleaning in the house. But you have to clean the vacuum to keep it in good shape.
Since shark rotator vacuums are the most preferable among all other vacuums, we are going to tell you all about how to clean and maintain peak performance on your shark rotator vacuum cleaner.
Why Does My Shark Vacuum Stink?
There are a few things that can lead to a stinky vacuum. The main reason for the stinky vacuum is a clogged hose.
If you are vacuuming things like fruits’ wastes, then there is a chance that it may get stuck into the hose. Later, it will emit a bad smell by rotting from the inside of that hose. So, cleaning the vacuum hose from time to time is very important for the maintenance of the vacuum.
Other reasons can be that if your vacuum is too dirty, bacteria or fungus may grow on the filters and cause a stink. So, you must know when and how to clean shark vacuum filter?
Can Shark Vacuum Filters Be Washed?
Every vacuum comes with a filter. Fortunately, the shark vacuum filter is washable. So you can take them out from the vacuum and wash them separately with soap or detergent.
To wash the filters, take out the filters from the vacuum. If there is more than one, make sure to remember the order they go into the vacuum.
After that, take the filters to a sink and wash them under running water. You can use soap, detergent, or bleach.
Do not use hot water to wash the filters. Hot water will damage the fibers of the filter. For the same reason, you can not use a dryer to dry the filters. You have to air dry the filters for 24 hours at least.
Then check if they r completely dry or not. If they are dry you can put them back. But if they are not completely dry then wait until they are fully dry.
How to Clean a Shark Rotator Vacuum?
Every vacuum has a few parts that need to wash separately. You don’t need to wash all the pieces together, but you can do it if you want.
The filters, the hose pipe, and the dust canister are the main parts that need to be washed to clean the vacuum thoroughly.
How to Open the Shark Rotator Vacuum?
There are a few steps to open each part of the shark rotator vacuum. You can open all the parts by the below steps serially.
First, you have to remove the dust canister. You can do that by tilting the dust canister forward from the top. That should unlock the dust canister, and you can pull it out from the vacuum’s body.
Then you will find the main filter under the dust canister. Pull out the filter along with the plastic filter holder. You can now pull out the foam filter from the filter holder and wash it.
Most of shark rotator vacuum also has a round-shaped filter under that foam filter. Take it out and wash it along with the foam filter.
As for the HEPA filter, there is a grill like cover in front of the vacuum. On the bottom of the grill, there is a mechanism behind it.
Put your hand behind the grill and pull it out. Under that is the HEPA filter. Once the cover is removed you can just pull out the HEPA filter.
There is a button on both ends of the hosepipe of the vacuum. Simply press the button and pull out the hose in order to detach it from the machine.
After removing the hose, you can remove the wand to check for blockage. To remove the wand all, you have to do is press the wand removal button at the wand’s bottom.
Motor Unit and Cleaner head Separation
You can remove the motor unit from the vacuum if you plan to give it a wipe. There isn’t anything else you can do with it other than wiping the outside with a clean cloth.
There is a button on top of the motor unit. Just press that and pull it out from the cleaner head.
How to Clean Shark Vacuum Canister/Dust Cup?
Now that you have the machine all opened up and separated, you can start cleaning every part of it. The dust canister contains all the dirt. So you may want to take it outside before opening it.
Dust canister can be opened from both the top and bottom. First, take it to a bin and open the bottom by pressing the bottom switch, thus dumping all the dust into it. Now, open the top and do the same.
You can either wash the canister with cold running water or wipe it from inside with a wet cloth. You can use antibacterial agents to clean the inside since all the dust is held there.
How to Clean Shark Rotator Vacuum Hose?
To clean the hose, first, check if it is clogged or not. You can line it up straight on the floor and look from one side. If you can see through the whole hose, then it is not clogged.
If it is clogged, then give it a shake to remove the thing which is clogging the hose. If shaking doesn’t work, then use a blunt stick to remove it. Be careful not to harm the hose. Don’t put anything sharp inside the hose as it may damage the hose.
Then you can clean some hose with running water or soap water depending on how dirty it is. But shark rotator hose usually has wiring inside the hose too. So do not submerge it in the water. You can wipe the outside with a wet cloth if you want.
Is the Shark Rotator Hepa Filter Washable?
Shark rotator HEPA filter is indeed washable. Not all Hepa filters are washable, but you can wash shark rotator vacuum’s heap filter. But I recommend checking the manual to be sure since the non-washable Hepa filter will be damaged if you try to wash it.
How Do I Clean My Shark Rotator Hepa Filter?
Take out the heap filter by following the steps above. After pulling it out from the vacuum, wash it with running water.
You can use a little bit of soap or detergent, but I recommend not using any since it is very easily damaged and doesn’t get dirty.
Q: How frequently do I have to clean my shark rotator vacuum filters?
Ans: Shark recommends every 3 months, but if you think your vacuum is losing suction, then you need to clean it before that.
Q: Do I have to clean the vacuum cleaner head?
Ans: You don’t have to clean it, but if hair or anything like that is stuck, get a scissor, cut the hair, and pull them out of the cleaner brush.
Cleaning a vacuum may look like a lot of work but to clean your house correctly, you need to have a vacuum that is in good condition. To keep the vacuum in good condition, you have to maintain it and clean it.