How to Clean Shark Vacuum Filters: A Step-by-Step Guide

Shark vacuums are known for their powerful suction and ability to pick up dirt and debris from carpets and hard floors alike. But to maintain their cleaning effectiveness, it's important to clean the vacuum filters regularly. A clogged filter can reduce suction power and strain the motor, causing the vacuum to lose performance over time. Here's how to clean shark vacuum filter in a few simple steps:


Step 1: Turn off and unplug the vacuum


Before you start cleaning the filters, make sure the vacuum is turned off and unplugged from the power source. This will prevent any accidents from occurring while you're working on the filters.


Step 2: Remove the dustbin


Most shark vacuums have a detachable dustbin that collects the dirt and debris. To remove the dustbin, press the release button or lever, depending on the model of your shark vacuum, and pull the bin out of the vacuum.


Step 3: Remove the filter(s)


Depending on the model of your shark vacuum, you may have one or more filters that need to be cleaned. Most models have a foam filter and a felt filter. To remove the filters, follow the instructions in your owner's manual or refer to the markings on the filters themselves.


Step 4: Wash the filters


Once you have removed the filters, it's time to wash them. Fill a sink or a bucket with warm water and add a small amount of dish soap. Place the filters in the water and let them soak for a few minutes. Then, gently rub the filters with your hands to remove any dirt or debris. Rinse the filters thoroughly with clean water to remove any soap residue.


Step 5: Dry the filters


After washing the filters, squeeze out the excess water and lay them on a clean, dry towel. Allow the filters to air dry completely before reinstalling them in the vacuum. This may take several hours, depending on the humidity and air circulation in your home.


Step 6: Reinstall the filters


Once the filters are completely dry, reinstall them in the vacuum according to the instructions in your owner's manual. Make sure the filters are properly seated and secure before attaching the dustbin back to the vacuum.


Step 7: Clean the dustbin and brush roll


While you have the vacuum apart, it's a good idea to clean the dustbin and brush roll as well. Use a damp cloth to wipe down the inside of the dustbin and remove any dirt or debris that may have accumulated. Use scissors or a brush to remove any hair or string that may have wrapped around the brush roll.


By following these simple steps, you can keep your shark vacuum running at peak performance and extend its lifespan. It's recommended to clean the filters every 3-6 months, depending on how often you use the vacuum and the amount of dirt and debris you're picking up.