Shark offers a 5-year replacement or repair warranty. Each model has different replacement parts. The model is important when it comes to replacement.
Shark Rotator Motor Replacement
When a motor is damaged or malfunctioned, the vacuum brush doesn’t spin. The motor might get damaged due to broken pieces inside or electrical malfunction. In this case, you will need your shark rotator motor replaced.
What to Do When a Shark Vacuum Brush Stops Spinning?
Follow these troubleshooting steps!
Check if you are using the carpet mode
The brush will spin if you set it on carpet mode. Otherwise, setting it on floor mode won’t make it a spin.
Check if your machine has got a blockage
Always switch off the machine before you dismantle it. The advantage of the machine is that the parts come apart easily. So, if there is a blockage, you can see through it.
There are some steps to check a blockage. Some of them are:
- Check the dust cup
Check if there is any obstruction in the dust cup once you clear it.
- Check the hose
Press the quick-release foot pedal and remove the hose. Now, you can see through the tube if there is any blockage due to loss of suction.
You can also check it by putting a coin into the hose. If the coin comes straight through the other end, then your hose is free from blockage.
- Check the floor nozzle
You can check the floor nozzle to see if anything is blocking the hose, rollers, or any dirt in the wheels.
Remove the floor nozzle and press the quick release foot pedal. Now, check the underneath for any blockage.
If you find any hair in the brush roll, press the access buttons and remove the brush roll. For tangled hair, you can use a stitch picker. You can use scissors too. Shark has a tool to remove hair. You can purchase the tool also.
Clean the Filter
- Clean it every month.
- The process is quite simple. You have to remove the dust cap on the top of the handle, then the sponge filter. Now, you have to run the filter and the dust cap under warm water until the water becomes clear.
- Wait for at least a day. If you use the wet filter, then your machine will smell reek.
Reassemble the parts and switch the machine on
Once you have cleared all the obstructions and cleaned the filter, your vacuum cleaner is ready to work. The powerhead should show green lights.
Check if the machine is working
Switch your cleaner on and check the lights. The lights should be green. But, if the machine shows red light, then you still have a problem to sort out.
Consult customer services
If your shark still shows red light, you should contact the customer services and seek their help.
Are Shark Vacuum Parts Interchangeable?
There are many Shark vacuum parts you can replace, including the minor parts. However, you should know that each model comes with different replacement parts. And the parts you buy should be under your Shark model.
Different vacuum parts for replacement are crevice tools, dusting brushes, duster crevice tools, upholstery tools, extension wands, pet multi-tools, filters, brush rolls, canister caddy, battery pack, chargers or adaptors, microfiber cleaning pads, and shark carpet gliders.
Guide to Replace the Shark Rotator Motor
In order to replace the motor, you’d need to first ake the motor out. Here’s how-
Remove The Frame & Wheels
Press the lift-away button and pull the handle so that you can remove the vacuum body. Flip the machine to access the bottom. You will find two small wheels on two sides. Remove them with a spudger.
Remove Screws and Wire
You will find nine 16 mm and two 13.5 mm screws. Remove them using a screwdriver. The two 13.5 mm screws are under hose connection. Open the cover and remove the wire that is attached to the base.
Remove Roller Brush and belt
Remove the two 11 mm screws using a screwdriver. Open the roller brush cover. Pull the roller brush out. There is a roller belt around the motor gear and the brush. Remove it.
Take the motor out
Now, pull on the pins that attach the wires to the motor and disconnect them.
Q: How Can I Know that My Shark Vacuum Brush Is Not Spinning?
Ans: There are few signs for it:
- The indicator light is red or no lights at all.
- Your machine seems to be low on power.
- The brush bar stops spinning.
- The cleaner starts spitting out dust when inactive.
Q: Why Isn’t My Shark Rotator Turning On?
Ans: When the machine is not locked properly, the collection canister stops the machine from working. In this case, you should re-click the collection canister back to its place and check if it works.
Shark vacuums are becoming popular with time. They are known for providing efficient rotator motors. But with time, you might find the motor damaged or lost. It’s not a wise decision to buy a whole new set. Purchasing a replacement is the best choice. And the quality is high. Moreover, it saves your money and provides the same quality cleaning. Moreover, the quality is high.