Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual

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.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, injury, or property damage:

GENERAL WARNINGS
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.
    USE WARNINGS
  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.
  8. 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.
  9. Always turn off the vacuum cleaner
    before connecting or disconnecting
    any motorized nozzles or other
    accessories.
  10. DO NOT handle plug or vacuum
    cleaner with wet hands.
  11. DO NOT use without filters in place.
  12. Only use Shark® branded filters and
    accessories. Failure to do so will also
    void the warranty.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Keep nozzle and all vacuum
    openings away from hair, face,
    fingers, uncovered feet, or loose clothing.
  17. 17. DO NOT use if vacuum cleaner is not
    working as it should, or has been
    dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or
    dropped into water.
  18. Use extra care when cleaning
    on stairs.
  19. DO NOT leave the vacuum cleaner
    unattended while plugged in.
  20. When powered on, keep the
    vacuum cleaner moving over the
    carpet surface at all times to avoid
    damaging the carpet fibers.
  21. DO NOT place vacuum cleaner on
    unstable surfaces such as chairs
    or tables.
  22. 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.
  23. DO NOT use to pick up:
    a) Liquids
    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,
    or kerosene)
    g) Toxic materials (chlorine bleach,
    ammonia, or drain cleaner)
  24. 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
    flammable dust)
  25.  Turn off all controls before plugging
    in or unplugging the vacuum.
  26.  Unplug from electrical outlet
    when not in use and before any
    maintenance or cleaning.
  27. Hand wash with water only. Washing
    with cleaning chemicals could
    damage the unit.
  28. During cleaning or routine
    maintenance, DO NOT cut anything
    other than hair, fibers, or string
    wrapped around the brushroll.
  29. Allow all filters to air-dry completely
    before replacing in the vacuum to
    prevent liquid from being drawn into
    electric parts.
  30. Make sure the dust cup and all
    filters are in place after routine
    maintenance.
  31. If provided, secure the power cord
    around the two cord hooks during
    storage.

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

ASSEMBLY

Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual

  1. Place Pod onto Floor Nozzle Post.
  2. Insert Wand into pod.
  3. Attach the Lower Accessory Holder to the pod.
  4. Insert Handle into wand.
  5. Connect Hose to back of pod.
  6. Store Accessories on the Lower Accessory Holder.
    For proper operation, ensure all parts are firmly clicked into place

WHOLE-HOME CLEANING

SETTINGS

Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual

Select surface setting:
O Off
I Hard Floor
For bare floors and area rugs
II Carpet
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

Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual

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

CLEANING MODES

Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual

To engage Brushroll, step on floor nozzle and tilt handle back firmly. Press the Power/Surface switch to the appropriate floor setting.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual

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.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual

Press the Lift-Away button to detach the pod from the floor
nozzle.

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

Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual 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.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual

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
dust cup.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual

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

CLEANING 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.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual

CLEAN PRE-MOTOR FILTERS
EVERY 3 MONTHS
Remove Dust Cup, then lift out Filters.

RINSE HEPA FILTER
EVERY YEAR
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.

REPLACING FILTERS

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.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual

NOTE: To order replacement parts and filters, visit sharkaccessories.com.

MAINTENANCE

Self-Cleaning Brushroll

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

Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual

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

Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual

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

Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual

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
blockages

Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual

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
blockages.

AVAILABLE ACCESSORIES

A Crevice Tool
Clean in corners and other tight spaces or
reach baseboards and ceilings with this slim
crevice tool.

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.    Shark Navigator Lift-Away with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Pet Upright Vacuum CU500 User Manual

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
delicate surfaces.

D Wide Upholstery Tool
The wide cleaning path helps remove pet hair,
dust, and large debris from mattresses, couches,
curtains, lampshades, and other delicate
upholstered surfaces.

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
computer keyboards.

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.

TROUBLESHOOTING

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:

  1. Turn vacuum off and unplug it.
  2. Empty dust cup and clean filters (see Emptying the Dust Cup and Cleaning the Filters).
  3. Check for blockages in hose, wand, nozzle, accessories, and inlet openings.
  4. Allow unit to cool for a minimum of 60 minutes.
  5. 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?

  1. 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.
  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 sharkaccessories.com.
  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 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.

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RECORD THIS INFORMATION
Model Number: __________________
Serial Number: ___________________
Date of Purchase: _________________
(Keep receipt)
Store of Purchase: ________________

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Voltage: 120V~ 60Hz
Watts: 1200W

Benefits of registering your product and
creating an account:

  • Get easier, faster product support and
    access to warranty information
  • Access troubleshooting and product care
    instructions
  • 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.

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
US: Needham, MA 02494
CAN: Ville St-Laurent, QC H4S 1A7
1-800-798-7398
sharkclean.com
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 sharkninja.com/uspatents

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