Shark Duoclean Slim Upright Owner’s Manual

a close up of a device



To reduce the risk of electric shock, this vacuum cleaner has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). As a safety feature, this plug will fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. DO NOT force into outlet or try to modify to fit.

Warning Icon WARNING


When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following:

  1. Your vacuum cleaner may consist of a motorized nozzle, wand, hose, and/or vacuum pod. This device contains electrical connections, electrical wiring, and moving parts that potentially present risk to the user.
  2. Use only identical replacement parts.
  3.  Carefully observe and follow the instructions provided below to avoid improper use of the appliance. DO NOT use the vacuum for any purpose other than those described in this manual.
  4. Before use, carefully inspect all parts for any damage. DO NOT use if any parts are damaged.
  5.  The use of an extension cord is NOT recommended.
  6. This vacuum cleaner contains no serviceable parts.
  7. This appliance can be used by persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children. Keep the appliance and its cord out of reach of children. DO NOT allow the appliance to be used by children. DO NOT allow to be used as a toy. Close supervision is necessary when used near children.
  8. Always turn off the vacuum cleaner before connecting or disconnecting any motorized nozzles or other accessories.
  9. DO NOT handle plug or vacuum cleaner with wet hands.
  10. DO NOT use without filters in place.
  11. Only use Shark® branded filters and accessories. Failure to do so will also void the warranty.
  12. DO NOT damage the power cord:
    1. DO NOT pull or carry vacuum cleaner by the cord or use the cord as a handle.
    2. DO NOT unplug by pulling on cord. Grasp the plug, not the cord.
    3. DO NOT run the vacuum cleaner over the power cord, close a door on the cord, pull the cord around sharp corners, or leave the cord near heated surfaces
  13. DO NOT put any objects into nozzle or accessory openings.DO NOT use with any opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce airflow.
  14. DO NOT use if nozzle or accessory airflow is restricted. If the air paths or the motorized floor nozzle become blocked, turn the vacuum cleaner off and unplug from electrical outlet. Remove all obstructions before you plug in and turn on the unit again.
  15. Keep nozzle and all vacuum openings away from hair, face, fingers, uncovered feet, or loose clothing.
  16. DO NOT use if vacuum cleaner is not working as it should, or has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water.
  17. Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
  18. DO NOT leave the vacuum cleaner unattended while plugged in.
  19. When powered on, keep the vacuum cleaner moving over the carpet surface at all times to avoid damaging the carpet fibers.
  20. DO NOT place vacuum cleaner on unstable surfaces such as chairs or tables.
  21. Your Shark® vacuum may not be designed to stand up on its own. When taking a break from cleaning, you may need to lean it against furniture or a wall, or lay it flat on the floor. Using the vacuum for an application where the unit lacks stability may result in personal injury.
  22. DO NOT use to pick up:
    1.  Liquids
    2. Large objects
    3.  Hard or sharp objects (glass, nails, screws, or coins)
    4.  Large quantities of dust (drywall dust, fireplace ash, or embers). DO NOT use as an attachment to power tools for dust collection.
    5. Smoking or burning objects (hot coals, cigarette butts, or matches)
    6.  Flammable or combustible materials (lighter fluid, gasoline, or kerosene)
      g) Toxic materials (chlorine bleach, ammonia, or drain cleaner)
  23. DO NOT use in the following areas:
    1. Poorly lit areas
    2.  Wet or damp surfaces
    3.  Outdoor areas
    4.  Spaces that are enclosed and may contain explosive or toxic fumes or vapors (lighter fluid, gasoline, kerosene, paint, paint thinners, mothproofing substances, or flammable dust)
  24. Turn off all controls before plugging in or unplugging the vacuum.
  25. Unplug from electrical outlet when not in use and before any maintenance or cleaning.
  26. Hand wash with water only. Washing with cleaning chemicals could damage the unit.
  27. During cleaning or routine maintenance, DO NOT cut anything other than hair, fibers, or string wrapped around the brushroll.
  28. Allow all filters to air-dry completely before replacing in the vacuum to prevent liquid from being drawn into electric parts.
  29. Make sure the dust cup and all filters are in place after routine maintenance.
  30. If provided, secure the power cord around the two cord hooks during storage.


  1. Place Motorized Floor Nozzle on floor and attach Pod, pressing it in until it clicks securely into place.
    a close up of a logo
  2. Insert Wand into pod, pressing it in until it clicks securely into place.
    diagram, engineering drawing
  3. Insert Handle into wand, pressing it in until it clicks securely into place.
  4. Connect Hose to back of pod, pressing it in until it clicks securely into place.
  5. Store tools on the Accessory Holder.

IMPORTANT: For proper operation, ensure all connections are securely clicked into place.

  1. Store tools on the Accessory Holder.
  2. Use cord clip located on the back of wand to hold cord in place while vacuuming.
  3. To store your vacuum, wrap cord around cord hooks.

To remove the accessory holder, first take off the Dust Cup. Then pull out the tab on the right side (when viewing from the back of the vacuum.)

To replace the accessory holder, align the pins into the hinge on the vacuum and clip back into place.



Push the POWER button to turn the vacuum on or off.

  • To clean bare floors, press HARD FLOOR on the surface selector switch. In Hard Floor mode, the Brushroll and the Soft Roller spin together slowly. The Soft Roller traps fine dust and large particles, while the brushroll directs the debris into the suction channel.
    NOTE: The brushrolls will not spin unless the wand is reclined.

  • To clean carpeted floors, press CARPET on the surface selector switch. In this mode, both brushrolls spin faster, working together to pick up debris below the surface of your carpets.
    NOTE: The brushrolls will not spin unless the wand is reclined.

  • To reduce suction for more maneuverability on carpets, slide Suction Control to MIN. Slide to MAX for more suction on bare floors.


Solid Green: The brushroll and Soft Roller are spinning and working properly.

Solid Red: There is a jam in the brushroll area. Turn your vacuum off and remove any blockages in the nozzle.

Flashing Red: The motorized floor nozzle is overheating. Turn off your vacuum and wait for it to cool down. After vacuum has cooled for 60 minutes, push the power button to turn the vacuum back on and select the Carpet setting.

NOTE: For deep cleaning per ASTM F 608 (embedded dirt in carpets) please select Carpet mode.
NOTE: For particularly stubborn stuck-on dust messes on hard floors, select Carpet.

  1. To engage brushrolls, turn power on, then step on floor nozzle and tilt handle back.
  2. Press the Handle Release Latch to detach the handle from the wand.
  3. Press the Extension Wand Release button to detach the wand from the pod.
  4. Remove the wand from the pod and the handle (see above). Press the Floor Nozzle button to remove the pod from the floor nozzle. Attach a cleaning accessory to the handle.
    a screenshot of a cell phone
  5. Detach wand from pod (see above). Press the Floor Nozzle button to remove the pod from the floor nozzle. Attach a cleaning accessory to the end of the wand.

NOTE: All accessories are compatible with both the wand and the handle.


IMPORTANT: Unplug the power cord before performing any maintenance.

  1. To remove Dust Cup, press the Dust Cup Release Button and lift dust cup off the vacuum.
  2. To empty debris, press lower release button and bottom of dust cup will drop open.
  3. To remove collected debris from Lint Screen, press top release button and lift handle to open. Gently brush lint screen to clean.
    diagram, engineering drawing
  4. To reinstall, place bottom of dust cup intopod and then tilt until it clicks into place.



Regularly clean and replace the filters to keep your vacuum’s suction power optimal.

To clean filters, rinse with cold water ONLY to prevent damage from cleaning chemicals. Allow all filters to air-dry for at least 24 hours before reinstalling them to prevent liquid from being drawn into electric parts.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT use soap when cleaning the filters

    Remove Dust Cup, then lift out Filters. Tap loose dirt off filters between washes as needed.

    To access the HEPA Filter, remove the floor nozzle by pressing the Floor Nozzle Button on the side of the vacuum. To release the filter frame, turn latch to the unlock symbol. Press the tab on the HEPA filter to remove, then rinse the filter with water. Be sure to let all filters air-dry completely before reinstalling.

Follow the previous instructions for removing filters. The Pre-Motor Filter should be replaced every 2.5 years. The HEPA Filter should be replaced every 3 years

Replacement Pre-Motor Foam & Felt Filter Kit XFF450

Replacement HEPA Filter XHF450

NOTE: To order replacement parts and filters, visit




  1. Push up both sliders on floor nozzle at the same time to pop up the brushroll garage lid.
  2. Remove any string or other debris that may be wrapped around the brushroll.

NOTE: If any hair is wrapped around the brushroll, extending cleaning time will allow the self-cleaning brushroll to remove it for you.


a close up of an object

  1. Push up both sliders on floor nozzle at the same time to pop up the brushroll garage lid.
  2. To remove Soft Roller from nozzle, lift it out by the pull tab on the right side.
  3.  You can also tap loose debris off the Soft Roller, or wipe it clean with a dry towel. If you see any hair buildup or fibers caught in the teeth behind the Soft Roller, wipe clean with a dry towel.
  4.  Wash the Soft Roller as needed. Use only water, and let air-dry completely for at least 24 hours.
  5.  Reinsert Soft Roller until it is secured, then place the garage door lid onto the nozzle and press down until it securely clicks in place on both sides.


  1. Detach floor nozzle from vacuum pod, and check opening on bottom of pod for blockages.
  2. Detach wand from floor nozzle and handle, and check both ends for blockages.
  3. Detach wand from floor nozzle, tilt nozzle neck back, and check opening for blockages.
  4. Detach handle from wand and hose from the vacuum pod, and check openings for blockages.


  1. Crevice Tool
    This slim tool is great for cleaning in tight spaces, between couch cushions, and in hard-to-reach areas.
  2. Upholstery Tool
    Picks up pet hair, dust, and large debris from mattresses, couches, curtains, and other delicate upholstered fabrics.
  3.  Dusting Brush
    This brush dusts and cleans delicate surfaces. Great for use on fans, blinds, lampshades, and keyboards.
  4.  Duster Crevice Tool
    Two cleaning tools in one. The crevice tool gives you extended reach to clean in tight spaces, while the soft brush is ideal for dusting delicate surfaces.
  5.  Pet Multi-Tool
    A single convertible tool for cleaning tough pet messes two ways: use the stiff bristle brush to clean stuck-on debris, or take off the bristles to reveal an upholstery tool perfect for removing stubborn pet hair and large piles of debris.
  6.  Pet Power Brush
    The turbine brush loosens and removes pet hair and debris from carpets, and powerfully deep-cleans dander out of upholstery and other surfaces.
  7.  Anti-Allergen Dust Brush
    This brush features nylon fiber bristles specifically designed for removing fine dust and allergen particles from the most delicate surfaces.
  8.  Home & Car Detail Kit
    Deep-clean your car like a professional detailer, or clean hard-to-reach areas in your home. Micro-sized tools let you clean around delicate objects and access the tightest spaces like car vents and computer keyboards. Zipper pouch and instruction sheet included.
    a close up of a logo
  9.  Accessory Bag
    This convenient accessory storage bag measures 32 cm x 70 cm and fits the Under Appliance Wand. Smaller size available at

NOTE: Not all accessories come with all units. Please see the enclosed Quick Start Guide for your unit’s configuration. To order additional accessories, visit


Vacuum is not picking up debris. No suction or light suction.

  • Check filters to see if they need cleaning. Follow instructions for rinsing and air-drying the filters before reinserting in the vacuum.
  • Dust cup may be full; empty dust cup.
  • Check hose, hose connections, nozzle, wand, pod, and accessories for blockages. Clear any blockages found. (Refer to Checking for Blockages section for more information.)
  • If any hair, string, or carpet fibers are wrapped around the brushroll, extend cleaning time to allow the self-cleaning brushroll to remove them.
    •  If some hair or fibers remain wrapped around brushroll after continued use, remove the brushroll garage lid and carefully cut them away. See Cleaning the Brushroll section for more information.

Vacuum lifts area rugs.

  • Make sure selector button is set to Hard Floor.
  • Suction is powerful. Take care when vacuuming area rugs or rugs with delicately sewn edges.
  • To minimize suction, slide the Suction Control to MIN.

Brushrolls do not spin.

  •  If the Brushroll Indicator Light turns red, immediately turn off and unplug the vacuum. Remove pod from floor nozzle and clear any blockages. Reconnect nozzle, plug in vacuum, and turn on power.
  • With the power on, recline the handle, which will automatically activate the brushrolls.
  • If Brushroll Indicator Light is green and headlights are flashing, remove brush roll garage lid and re-install until you hear a click from both sides.

Vacuum turns off on its own or indicator light flashes red.
This vacuum is equipped with a motor-protective thermostat. If your vacuum overheats, the thermostat will automatically turn the suction motor off. Perform the following steps to restart the thermostat:

  1. Turn vacuum off and unplug it.
  2. Empty dust cup and clean filters.
  3. Check for blockages in hose, accessories, and inlet openings.
  4.  Allow unit to cool for a minimum of 60 minutes.
  5. Plug in the vacuum and turn it on.



The Five (5) Year Limited Warranty applies to purchases made from authorized retailers of SharkNinja Operating LLC. Warranty coverage applies to the original owner and to the original product only and is not transferable.

SharkNinja warrants that the unit shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date of purchase when it is used under normal household conditions and maintained according to the requirements outlined in the Owner’s Guide, subject to the following
conditions and exclusions:

What is covered by this warranty?

  1. The original unit and/or non-wearable components deemed defective, in SharkNinja’s sole discretion,m will be repaired or replaced up to five (5) years from the original purchase date.
  2.  In the event a replacement unit is issued, the warranty coverage ends six (6) months following the receipt date of the replacement unit or the remainder of the existing warranty, whichever is later. SharkNinja reserves the right to replace the unit with one of equal or greater value.

What is not covered by this warranty?

  1. Normal wear and tear of wearable parts (such as foam filters, HEPA filters, pads, etc.), which require regular maintenance and/or replacement to ensure the proper functioning of your unit, are not covered by this warranty. Replacement parts are available for purchase at
  2. Any unit that has been tampered with or used for commercial purposes.
  3. Damage caused by misuse (e.g., vacuuming up water or other liquids), abuse, negligent handling, failure to perform required maintenance (e.g., not cleaning the filters), or damage due to mishandling in transit.
  4.  Consequential and incidental damages.
  5.  Defects caused by repair persons not authorized by SharkNinja. These defects include damages caused in the process of shipping, altering, or repairing the SharkNinja product (or any of its parts) when the repair is performed by a repair person not authorized by SharkNinja.
  6. Products purchased, used, or operated outside North America.

How to get service
If your appliance fails to operate properly while in use under normal household conditions within the warranty period, visit for product care and maintenance self-help. Our Customer Service Specialists are also available at 1-800-798-7398 to assist with product support and warranty service options, including the possibility of upgrading to our VIP warranty service options for select product categories.

SharkNinja will cover the cost for the customer to send in the unit to us for repair or replacement. A fee of $24.95 (subject to change) will be charged when SharkNinja ships the repaired or replacement unit.

How to initiate a warranty claim
You must call 1-800-798-7398 to initiate a warranty claim. You will need the receipt as proof of purchase. A Customer Service Specialist will provide you with return and packing instruction information.

How state law applies
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state. Some states do not permit the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.


Scan QR code using mobile device
qr code


Model Number: __________________________

Serail Number: ___________________________

Date of Purchase: _________________________
(Keep receipt)

Store of Purchase: _________________________

Voltage 120V~, 60Hz
Watts 650W
Amps 5.4A

Benefits of registering your product and creating an account:

  •  Get easier, faster product support and access to warranty information
  • Access troubleshooting and product care instruction
  •  Be among the first to know about exclusive product promotions

TIP: You can find the model and serial numbers on the QR code label on the bottom of the back of the vacuum pod.


This Owner’s Guide is designed to help you get a complete understanding of your new Shark® DuoClean® Slim Upright Vacuum with Self-Cleaning Brushroll.

SharkNinja Operating LLC
US: Needham, MA 02494
CAN: Ville St-Laurent, QC H4S 1A7
1-800-798-7398 or
Illustrations may differ from actual product. We are constantly striving to improve our products; therefore the specifications contained herein are subject to change without notice. For SharkNinja U.S. Patent information, visit


Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.