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How to Clean the Shark Navigator Vacuum and Filters

The Shark Navigator Vacuum is an awesome addition to your house. It makes uses of the same “no loss of suction” technology as a Dyson but at a fraction of the price. But have you known what to do when your machine seems to loose it’s power? It’s time to clean your machine! And here is advice on how to How to Clean the Shark Navigator Vacuum and Filters


1. Signs of a Dirty Vacuum

Definitely, a dirty vacuum will be not as efficient as a clean one. Once the filters get blocked, it considerably reduces the suction power. You also need to ensure that the rotating brush on the bottom is clear of materials that become wrapped around it over time.

And here are some signs that your Shark Navigator needs to be cleaned:

  • It becomes loss of suction
  • It leaves dirt after the process
  • It makes different sounds when running
  • The vacuum remains an unpleasant odor

Once you find and feel any or all of the problems above, you need to clean your machine immediately. Only by this way, you can once again enjoy the benefits of a clean home.

2. Cleaning Process

2.1 The Rotating Brush Cleaning

The first thing you need to think of when it comes to cleaning your the Shark Navigator Vacuum is the rotating brush under the machine. And here is the process:

  • First of all, remember to unplug your machine!
  • Put it down on the floor. You should put a bag under in case of an unwanted mess.
  • Remove any material which has wrapped around the brush, such as string and hair.
  • As you find all of the debris cleared, your first step has been done.

2.2 Dirt Container and Plastic Filters Cleaning

The Shark Navigator is a bagless vacuum. The dirt that is picked up is kept in a removable plastic container for easy removal. And this is the area that does need cleaning, otherwise, the filter system will become blocked causing you to lose suction power.

  • Take out the dirt container and remove any dirt particles into the trash.
  • Unlock the container top and take out the filter system.
  • Remove dirty or dust particles out of the filter by softly tapping on the side of your trash can.
  • As long as all the loose dirt is made clean, you can start cleaning them with water. (Personally, I use plain tap water)
  • During the process of rinsing the plastic filter system, remember to keep spraying with water until the out water looks clean. Rinse the dirt container carefully.

Note: wait until it to dry completely. You may have to wait adequate drying time. You can lay all the parts out alone to dry. Once you find everything dry, put them back together.

2.3 HEPA Filter Cleaning

The HEPA filters are other parts that need to be cleaned regularly. Most vacuums include two sets of HEPA filters, so it is easy to clean them on a more regular basis since you will not have to wait for drying time when you want to use your vacuum.

  • Take out the HEPA filters. They are under your vacuum’s dirt container.
  • Soak them carefully by hand until they are clean.
  • Compress excess water from the filters and wait until them dry. It requires a longer time for it to dry then it does for plastic filters.
  • You can wait until these dry completely, or you can use the second set of HEPA filters if you want to begin vacuuming sooner. Personally, I often rotate between each set because alternating HEPA filters with each cleaning, you are making sure that the filters are drying completely before the next use.

Final Words

Once you have finished all of the cleaning steps above, it’s time to put them back together and start your vacuuming. You will notice a change in the suction power immediately from the start because all of the filters are clean and free of debris. In case there are any foul odors, they will be eliminated once you cleaned your HEPA filters.

Ok, now you can continue enjoying the “no loss of suction” technology and do effective vacuuming for a cleaner home!

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