How do I clean above floors with or without accessories?
Press the wand release button on the front of the wand. Gently pull up on the handheld vacuum to remove it from the wand. For more cleaning reach, leave the handheld vacuum on the wand, and detach the wand from the floor nozzle. Press the nozzle release button on the bottom of the wand, then gently pull up on the handheld vacuum to remove the wand. Attach an accessory to the handle or the wand and begin cleaning.
How do I store my vacuum?
Store your vacuum securely and out of reach of children or pets. If your vacuum is equipped with a MultiFLEX® wand, you can store it in a compact, upright position. Press the unlock latch on the back of the wand, then fold the handheld vacuum forward, toward the floor nozzle. Another option is to simply place the vacuum flat on the floor. The rubber pads on the base of the handheld vacuum will prevent scratching.
How do I use the different cleaning modes?
This Shark® vacuum has two floor settings: To clean bare floors or small area rugs: Turn on the power by sliding the selector switch to the middle setting (Bare Floor). To engage the brushroll, step on the floor nozzle and tilt the handheld vacuum back. To clean carpets: Turn on the power by sliding the selector switch to the Carpet setting. To engage the brushroll, step on the floor nozzle and tilt the handheld vacuum back. To clean above floors: Press the wand release button at the top of the wand to detach the handheld vacuum. Attach an accessory to the handheld vacuum for more cleaning options. For an added boost of suction power, pull the BOOST trigger.
How long will the battery run?
The initial charge on the pack (out of the box) is approximately 30%. We recommend fully charging the battery before initial use. These runtimes are based on 100% capacity: Handheld vacuum only mode: approximately 40 minutes. Handheld vacuum only with BOOST mode: approx. 10 minutes. Bare Floor mode: approx. 25 minutes. Bare Floor mode with BOOST: approx. 10 minutes. Carpet mode: approx. 20 minutes. Carpet mode with BOOST: approx. 10 minutes. Like all lithium-ion products, the battery will naturally decrease in capacity over time.
What is MultiFLEX® technology and how do I use it?
MultiFLEX® technology allows the wand to bend, making it easy to clean under furniture. The MultiFLEX® wand also folds over for freestanding, compact storage. To use MultiFLEX® technology: To bend the wand, press the unlock latch on the back, then adjust the wand angle. Turn the power on and start vacuuming. For storage, turn off the vacuum and push the unlock button again. Fold the handheld vacuum forward toward the floor nozzle.
When and how do I clean the filters?
Filters may need to be cleaned if the vacuum stops picking up dirt, if airflow is restricted, or if you notice decreased or no suction. For optimal performance, clean filters regularly. Between cleanings, lightly tap filters over a trash receptacle to remove dust and debris as needed. Rinse the pre-motor foam and felt filters every month, or as needed. First, remove the dust cup to access the pre-motor filters. Remove the dust cup by pressing the release button on the handheld vacuum, then pulling the dust cup down and away. Remove the foam and felt filters using the tab provided. Rinse both filters with water only. Allow filters to air-dry completely (at least 24 hours) before reinstalling. Once dry, install the foam filter first, followed by the felt filter. Reinstall the dust cup. Rinse the post-motor or HEPA filter every 12 months, or as needed. Remove the dust cup by pressing the release button on the handheld vacuum, then pulling the dust cup down and away. The post-motor filter is attached to a plastic frame inside the handheld vacuum. Press the tabs and pull the filter off the frame. Rinse the post-motor filter with water only. Allow filter to air-dry completely (at least 24 hours) before reinstalling. Once dry, reinstall the post-motor filter. Reinstall the dust cup.