A clean roller brush is necessary for efficient cleansing of a vacuum cleaner which needs regular cleaning and maintenance. If a roller brush of a vacuum cleaner gets corroded or dirty, it needs to be cleaned or changed for better performance.
How to Remove Roller Brush from Shark Vacuum?
Here is the step by step instructions for how to remove roller brushes from shark vacuum.
Step One: Detach the Shark vacuum from any electric outlet or power source
The first thing you have to consider is to ensure your safety and that of your device. If the vacuum is plugged into the electric power outlet it is very likely to cause an electric shock or damage the device.
The best thing to do is to completely detach your shark vacuum cleaner from the electric outlet rather than switching it off.
Step Two: Find the Roller Brush
The roller brush can be found in most Shark vacuums at the underside of the unit. You would like to lay it down so that the underside of the vacuum gets a better view and easy access to unscrew the bottom plate.
The screws may get unexposed due to the corrosion of the bottom of the machine. You can use a rust remover to erase the rust on the screws and locate them easily.
Step Three: Unscrew the Screws
Most Shark vacuum cleaners come with a suitable head screwdriver. In case you didn’t find any, get a Phillips head screwdriver and unscrew them one by one. Do not use unfit screwdrivers as it may damage the screws and the holes.
Generally, it comes with around four screws. However, it may vary depending on the model of your shark vacuum. Keep the screws in a small box or bowl to avoid losing those.
Step Four: Detach the Faceplate
After removing all screws, gently detach the plastic cover or faceplate from the downside of the vacuum. Make sure to remove all the screws from the faceplate or you may get it broken. After loosening all the screws, it should slide out smoothly. If it doesn’t, slowly poke one edge of the faceplate with a knife and it would come off.
Step Five: Pull Out the Roller Brush
One side of the brush pops out while the other side is attached to a holding belt. Try to detach the roller from the other side first and it should slide out easily.
If that doesn’t work, try rotating the roller counter-clockwise gently until it pops out. Be very careful while popping out the roller brush to prevent damaging the belt. For an easier repositioning of the belt, note the initial position and reattach the roller accordingly.
How to Remove Hair from Shark Vacuum Roller Brush
After you manage to pop out the roller brush successfully, you may see a lot of human hair or pet fur tangled into the brush.
You can also try removing the hair without opening up the roller brush. Detach the machine from the electric outlet to prevent it from messing up the process.
Grab a scissor or a sharp knife and cut through very carefully as you may damage the bristle. There’s a line in the middle of the roller. The best thing to do is to follow the line to cut through the hair. Remove all the hair and roll back the roller brush to double-check so that there’s no hair left.
How to Change the Belt of Shark Vacuum Roller Brush
There is a belt attached to a small engine or motor of the vacuum which rotates the roller brush. The belt may get damaged, tangled, or teared up because of long time use.
After taking out the roller brush from the opposite side of the belt which is connected to the motor shaft, you can now reach the belt by getting it off from the motor. Get your spare belt and adjust it so that the motor shaft holds one side and the other fits the roller brush in place.
How to Clean Shark Vacuum Filter
The filters of shark vacuums are usually made of foam or rubber. There may be other additional filters.
Soak the foam filters in soapy water and wash them gently as the filters are likely to get damaged. So, wash and rinse the filter gently to clean the dirt and stains.
After cleaning, put them down and let them dry in the open air for at least a day or two. In case the filters are too damaged or corroded, it’s better to get a set of new ones.
It is necessary to open and clean your roller brush regularly if you frequently use your Shark vacuum especially if you have pets. Because pet fur and human hair gets tangled into the roller brush easily and hinders the performance of the machine. This step-by-step instruction will help you remove and clean your Shark vacuum in a simple, secure, fast, and effective process.