How to Clean Shark Rocket Vacuum
Cleaning the Exterior of the Dust Cup
- Remove the dust cup: Locate the release latch or button on your Shark Rocket vacuum that allows you to detach the dust cup from its base. Gently press or slide it to unlock and remove the cup.
- Inspect for any visible debris: Take a moment to visually inspect both the interior and exterior of the dust cup. Look out for any large clumps of dirt or debris clinging to its surface.
- Wipe down with a damp cloth: Using a clean damp cloth or sponge, gently wipe down the exterior surfaces of the dust cup. Pay close attention to areas where dirt might be more stubbornly stuck.
- Dry thoroughly: After wiping down with a damp cloth, ensure that you dry off all surfaces of the dust cup completely before reattaching it to your Shark Rocket vacuum. This will help prevent any moisture-related issues in future use.
- Check for any cracks or damage: While cleaning, keep an eye out for any cracks or damage on both sides of the dust cup. If you notice any significant issues, it may be necessary to contact Shark customer support for further assistance.
By following these steps regularly as part of your maintenance routine, you can keep your Shark Rocket vacuum functioning at its best by ensuring a clean and well-maintained exterior on its dust cup.
- Locate the Filters: First, identify where the filters are located in your Shark Rocket vacuum. Typically, there are two types of filters: a foam filter and a felt filter. The foam filter is usually found at the top of the dust cup assembly, while the felt filter is situated beneath it.
- Remove the Filters: To remove the filters, simply lift off or unscrew the dust cup assembly from your Shark Rocket vacuum. Once removed, you can access both filters easily.
- Clean the Foam Filter: Start by tapping out any loose dirt or debris from the foam filter into a trash bin or bag. Then rinse it under running water until all visible dirt is gone. Gently squeeze out excess water and allow it to air dry completely before reinserting it into your vacuum.
- Clean the Felt Filter: Similar to cleaning the foam filter, tap out any loose dirt or debris from the felt filter first. However, unlike with foam filters, do not rinse felt filters with water as they can be damaged when wet. Instead, use a soft brush attachment on your regular vacuum cleaner to gently brush away any remaining dirt or dust from both sides of the felt filter.
- Reassemble Your Vacuum: Once both filters are clean and dry, carefully place them back into their respective slots in your Shark Rocket vacuum’s dust cup assembly. Ensure that they fit snugly without any gaps or misalignment.
Cleaning The Brush Roll
- Power off and unplug your Shark Rocket vacuum to ensure safety.
- Locate the brush roll on the underside of the vacuum head.
- Inspect the brush roll carefully for any tangled hair or debris that might obstruct its movement.
- If you find any tangles or blockages, use a pair of scissors or a seam ripper to carefully cut away and remove them from around the bristles.
- After clearing any obstructions, manually rotate the brush roll with your hand to ensure it moves freely without resistance.
How To Clean Your Shark Rocket Vacuum: Unclogging The Vacuum
- Identify the clog: Start by checking for any obvious signs of clogs in different parts of your vacuum. These may include reduced suction power, unusual noises or vibrations, or visible blockages in the hose or brush roll.
- Turn off and unplug: Before proceeding with any troubleshooting steps, ensure that your Shark Rocket vacuum is turned off and unplugged from the power source. This is crucial for safety purposes.
- Remove excess debris: Clear away any loose dirt or debris that may be obstructing airflow around the brush roll or inside the hose. Use a small brush or cloth to gently dislodge and remove these particles.
- Clean the brush roll: The brush roll is prone to collecting hair strands, threads, and other fibers that can impede its rotation and hinder overall performance. Carefully detach the brush roll from its housing according to your model’s instructions and remove any tangled debris using scissors or a seam ripper.
- Check hoses and attachments: Inspect both ends of the hose as well as any attachments for potential blockages. Detach them one by one and use a long object like a broom handle or flexible pipe cleaner to push out any trapped dirt or obstructions.
Remember to perform regular maintenance tasks like emptying the dust cup and cleaning brushes to prevent future clogs and maintain optimal performance for your Shark Rocket vacuum.