IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY • PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USE
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.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, injury, or property damage:
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be
followed, including the following:
- 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.
- Use only identical replacement parts.
- 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
- Before use, carefully inspect all parts
for any damage. DO NOT use if any
parts are damaged.
- The use of an extension cord is NOT
- This vacuum cleaner contains no
- 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.
- Always turn off the vacuum cleaner
before connecting or disconnecting
any motorized nozzles or other
- DO NOT handle plug or vacuum
cleaner with wet hands.
- DO NOT use without filters in place.
- Only use Shark® branded filters and
accessories. Failure to do so will also
void the warranty.
- DO NOT damage the power cord:
a) DO NOT pull or carry vacuum
cleaner by the cord or use the cord
as a handle.
b) DO NOT unplug by pulling on cord.
Grasp the plug, not the cord.
c) 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Keep nozzle and all vacuum
openings away from hair, face,
fingers, uncovered feet, or loose clothing.
- 17. DO NOT use if vacuum cleaner is not
working as it should, or has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or
dropped into water.
- Use extra care when cleaning
- DO NOT leave the vacuum cleaner
unattended while plugged in.
- When powered on, keep the
vacuum cleaner moving over the
carpet surface at all times to avoid
damaging the carpet fibers.
- DO NOT place vacuum cleaner on
unstable surfaces such as chairs
- 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.
- DO NOT use to pick up:
b) Large objects
c) Hard or sharp objects
(glass, nails, screws, or coins)
d) Large quantities of dust (drywall
dust, fireplace ash, or embers).
DO NOT use as an attachment to
power tools for dust collection.
e) Smoking or burning objects (hot
coals, cigarette butts, or matches)
f) Flammable or combustible
materials (lighter fluid, gasoline,
g) Toxic materials (chlorine bleach,
ammonia, or drain cleaner)
- 24. DO NOT use in the following areas:
a) Poorly lit areas
b) Wet or damp surfaces
c) Outdoor areas
d) Spaces that are enclosed and may
contain explosive or toxic fumes
or vapors (lighter fluid, gasoline,
kerosene, paint, paint thinners,
mothproofing substances, or
- Turn off all controls before plugging
in or unplugging the vacuum.
- Unplug from electrical outlet
when not in use and before any
maintenance or cleaning.
- Hand wash with water only. Washing
with cleaning chemicals could
damage the unit.
- During cleaning or routine
maintenance, DO NOT cut anything
other than hair, fibers, or string
wrapped around the brushroll.
- Allow all filters to air-dry completely
before replacing in the vacuum to
prevent liquid from being drawn into
- Make sure the dust cup and all
filters are in place after routine
- If provided, secure the power cord
around the two cord hooks during
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
- Place Pod onto Floor Nozzle Post.
- Insert Wand into pod.
- Attach the Lower Accessory Holder to the pod.
- Insert Handle into wand.
- Connect Hose to back of pod.
- Store Accessories on the Lower Accessory Holder.
For proper operation, ensure all parts are firmly clicked into place
Select surface setting:
I Hard Floor
For bare floors and area rugs
For high pile carpets
The Suction Control Slider located on the
handle allows you to adjust the suction
depending on the floor type.
MIN: to reduce suction and increase
maneuverability on carpets.
MAX: to increase suction on bare floors.
NOTE: The brushroll spins in both modes.
BRUSHROLL INDICATOR LIGHT
WHAT DOES THE BRUSHROLL INDICATOR LIGHT MEAN?
Solid Green: The brushroll is spinning and working as intended.
Solid Red: There is a jam in the brushroll area. Turn off the vacuum and unplug it, then remove any blockages in the nozzle.
Flashing Red: The motorized floor nozzle is overheating. Turn off the vacuum, unplug it, and remove any blockages. Let the vacuum cool down for at least 60 minutes before restarting. See Troubleshooting section for more information.
NOTE: For deep carpet cleaning per ASTM F608 (embedded dirt in carpets), set to MAX suction and use setting II, Carpet
To engage Brushroll, step on floor nozzle and tilt handle back firmly. Press the Power/Surface switch to the appropriate floor setting.
Press the Handle Release button and pull up
on the handle to detach it from the wand.
Press the Wand Release button and pull up
on the wand to detach it from the pod.
In Lift-Away mode, you can clean with the handle and wand or just the handle.
Press the Lift-Away button to detach the pod from the floor
With pod removed, press the Wand Release button to detach
the wand from the pod.
Press the Handle Release button and pull up on the handle to
detach it from the wand
NOTE: All accessories are compatible with both the wand and the handle.
EMPTYING THE DUST CUP
IMPORTANT: Unplug the power cord before performing any maintenance. Empty
the dust cup each time you vacuum and periodically during cleaning, when debris in the dust cup reaches the MAX fill line.
To remove Dust Cup, slide up tabs on both sides of dust cup handle. Tilt dust cup forward, then lift to remove.
Press lower release button to open bottom of
To remove collected debris from Lint Screen, press top release button and lift handle to open. Gently brush debris off the screen
To reinstall, place bottom of dust cup into
pod and then tilt until it clicks into place.
CLEANING AND REPLACING THE FILTERS
Regularly rinse and replace the filters to maintain your vacuum’s suction power.
To prevent damage from cleaning chemicals, rinse filters with cold water only. 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.
CLEAN PRE-MOTOR FILTERS
EVERY 3 MONTHS
Remove Dust Cup, then lift out Filters.
RINSE HEPA FILTER
Remove dust cup, tilt Filter Door and firmly
pull it off. Press tab at top of HEPA Filter and
pull out filter. To reinstall, insert HEPA filter
into unit and replace the filter door.
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.
NOTE: To order replacement parts and filters, visit sharkaccessories.com.
The self-cleaning brushroll actively removes hair wrap as you vacuum. If any hair is wrapped around the brushroll, continue vacuuming. This will allow the self-cleaning brushroll to remove the hair wrap and send it to the dust cup. If some hair wrap remains after continued use, remove the cover from the bottom of the nozzle and carefully clean off the brushroll
CLEANING THE BRUSHROLL
Using a coin, turn locks counterclockwise, then open the cover to access Brushroll.
NOTE: Cover hinges open but is not completely removable.
DEBRIS WRAPPED AROUND BRUSHROLL DEBRIS BEHIND BRUSHROLL
Clean off any debris on the bristles
If you vacuum up a hard or sharp object, or notice a noise change while vacuuming, remove any blockages or objects caught behind the brushroll.
Clear away any dust, dirt, or blockages in Debris Intake.
To close the cover, push down until it clicks into place, then close the locks with a coin.
CHECKING FOR BLOCKAGES
Detach wand from floor nozzle and handle, and
check both ends for blockages.
Detach floor nozzle from wand and vacuum pod,
tilt nozzle neck back, and check opening for
Detach handle from wand and hose from the
vacuum pod, and check openings for blockages
Detach dust cup from vacuum pod. Empty dust
cup, remove debris from lint screen, and check for
A Crevice Tool
Clean in corners and other tight spaces or
reach baseboards and ceilings with this slim
B 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.
C 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
D Wide Upholstery Tool
The wide cleaning path helps remove pet hair,
dust, and large debris from mattresses, couches,
curtains, lampshades, and other delicate
E Under-Appliance Wand
Clean under and behind hard-to-move
appliances and furniture with this adjustable
36” tool. Flip the extension piece over to clean
the underside of appliances.
F Self-Cleaning Pet Power Brush
Tackles pet hair and ground-in dirt from abovefloor
areas like carpeted stairs and upholstery,
while actively removing hair wrap as it cleans.
G Home & Car Detail Kit
Deep-clean your car like a professional detailer,
or clean hard-to-reach areas in your home. Microsized
tools let you clean around delicate objects
and access the tightest spaces like car vents and
H Large Accessory Bag
This convenient accessory storage bag measures
32 cm x 70 cm and fits the Under-Appliance Wand.
Smaller size available at sharkaccessories.com.
NOTE: Not all accessories come with all units. For a list of the accessories included with this model, see the top
inside flap of the box. To order additional accessories, visit sharkaccessories.com.
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 reinstalling.
- Dust cup may be full; empty dust cup.
- Clear any blockages in the hose, hose connections, nozzle, wand, pod, or accessories. See
Checking for Blockages section for more information.
- If any hair is wrapped around the brushroll, continue vacuuming. This will allow the selfcleaning
brushroll to remove the hair wrap and send it to the dust cup. If some fibers remain
wrapped around the brushroll after continued use, open the brushroll cover to remove them.
Vacuum lifts area rugs.
- Make sure Power/Surface switch is set to Hard Floor (setting I).
- Suction is powerful. Take care when vacuuming area rugs or rugs with delicately sewn edges.
- To minimize suction, set the suction control slider to MIN. See the Suction Control section
for more information.
Brushroll does 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 turn on the brushroll.
Vacuum turns off on its own or indicator light flashes red.
If your vacuum overheats, the thermostat will automatically turn off the motor. Follow these
steps to restart:
- Turn vacuum off and unplug it.
- Empty dust cup and clean filters (see Emptying the Dust Cup and Cleaning the Filters).
- Check for blockages in hose, wand, nozzle, accessories, and inlet openings.
- Allow unit to cool for a minimum of 60 minutes.
- Plug in vacuum and turn it on.
FIVE (5) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
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?
- The original unit and/or non-wearable parts deemed defective, in SharkNinja’s sole discretion, will be
repaired or replaced up to five (5) years from the original purchase date.
- 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?
- 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 sharkaccessories.com.
- Any unit that has been tampered with or used for commercial purposes.
- 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
- Consequential and incidental damages.
- 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.
- 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 sharkclean.com/support 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. So
we may better assist you, please register your product online at registeryourshark.com and have the product
on hand when you call.
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.
We also ask that you register your product online at registeryourshark.com and have the product on hand
when you call, so we may better assist you. 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.
RECORD THIS INFORMATION
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Serial Number: ___________________
Date of Purchase: _________________
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TIP: You can find the model and serial
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bottom of the back of the vacuum pod.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
This Owner’s Guide is designed to help you get a complete understanding of your new Shark
Navigator® Lift-Away® Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum.
SharkNinja Operating LLC
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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.
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