To clean the Shark vacuum brush, remove it from the tool. Secondly, vacuum it and remove the hair and bristles by combing. Finally, wash it in soapy water and air dry for a few hours.
How to Clean Shark Vacuum Brush?
The striking fact about a Shark vacuum brush is that it is fairly easy to clean. Following some systematic steps can help you clean it without any kind of damage to the brush attachment.
Step 1: Unplug the Shark Vacuum From Electric Outlet
Before you attempt to do anything, the first thing to prioritize is safety. Detach your Shark vacuum cleaner from the electric outlet if it is connected. Otherwise, there will be a high likelihood of you getting an electric shock.
Step 2: Remove the Brush Attachment
Secondly, locate the brush attachment of the Shark vacuum cleaner. Check the manual to see if there is any specific information regarding the removal of the brush. Carefully remove the brush and place it on the floor.
Step 3: Connect the Vacuum to Power Outlet and Vacuum the Brush
Next, connect your Shark vacuum to the power source and grab the end of the hose. Now turn on the vacuum and give the brush attachment a good vacuum.
The majority of the dust, webs, hair, etc. will be cleared in the process. This step is roughly enough to clean the brush off. But if the dirt persists, you can further follow the next steps.
Step 4: Comb the Brush
Combing is an effective way to remove the residues from the brush. Even after vacuuming, the stubborn dust or hair might remain. In this case, you can use your old comb which you don’t use anymore.
You can even use your fingers. Just work your way clockwise around the brush. Then go counterclockwise. Pull the bristles away and clear any dirt that may have been accumulated inside the vacuum brush.
Step 5: Wash the Brush
Take a bucket of soapy water and soak the vacuum brush into it. Washing the brush properly should remove any remaining grime or dirt. Keep the brush soaked in the water for about 30 minutes. Then check if there is still any dirt left. If you see that the dirt is persisting, use a scrub brush and scrub the inside.
Step 6: Rinse and Dry
Rinse the vacuum brush once you are done with washing. Then place it on a tower or a cloth for a few hours to dry. If you want to put it into use quickly, use a clean cloth to pat dry. And that’s how your Shark vacuum brush should be ready for reuse.
How to Clean a Shark Rotator Brush Roll?
Similar to the first step of cleaning the Shark vacuum brush, you have to detach the vacuum from the power outlet at first. Then locate the brush roll and remove all the screws that enclose the roller. Pop-out the brush roll and place it on paper for easy cleaning.
Use a scissor to cut through the jam of hair. Pull the rest of it out by using your fingers. Take out the bearings on each side of the brush roll and clean all the dust, debris, and dirt.
Take a wet paper towel and wipe away any remaining dust. Once you are done, orient the roller correctly and slide it back into the belt of the vacuum. Just like that, you are done cleaning the Shark rotator brush roll.
Shark ION Rocket Brush Removal and Cleaning
Removing the Shark ION Rocket requires you to first unplug the vacuum cleaner. Take the floor nozzle off and then remove the brush garage. Then use a scissor to cut off any hair or strings that have wrapped around the brush. Use your fingers to remove the bristles.
The next step is to remove the brush roll. Pop it out and wipe away the immediate dust. If required, soak it in warm water and then dry it for at least 24 hours before using it again.
Reinsert the roller from the left side first and then push it in from the right side. Put the brush garage back in place. Reattach the floor nozzle and you are done.
How to Clean Shark DuoClean Cordless Brush?
Firstly, lay a paper mat and place the vacuum after detaching the nozzle. Then remove the brush roller from the brush attachment. Different DuoClean models have different roller setups. Check the manual regarding how to remove the brush from the vacuum.
After removing the brush roller, use the hair removal tool given with the product to remove hair strands. Although, using a scissor in this case, will be better. Wash the brush roller in warm water and make sure to properly dry it up. You don’t want the water to be vacuumed because it will damage the product.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How long does a Shark vacuum typically last?
Ans: Shark vacuums can last up to five to seven years depending upon the intensity of usage. If maintained and cleaner properly and regularly, the lifespan may increase.
Q: How can I disinfect my Shark vacuum?
Ans: Take an alcohol pad or put some alcohol on a cotton pad. Then rub it on the bottom of your Shark vacuum cleaner. This will dry in an instant and disinfect your cleaner.
As you can see, the cleaning and maintenance of all Shark vacuum products are almost the same. Surprisingly, the cleaning does not take much effort but it requires you to be watchful. Hasting will only lead you to damage the tool. Following the proper guidelines, in this case, will make it much easier for you.