IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
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.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC SHOCK OR INJURY:
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 manual.
- Before use, carefully inspect all
parts for any damage. DO NOT
use if any parts are damaged.
- The use of an extension cord is
- This vacuum cleaner contains
no serviceable parts.
- 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
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. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
- 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
- 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
- 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,
f) Flammable or combustible
materials (lighter fluid, gasoline,
g) Toxic materials (chlorine bleach,
ammonia, or drain cleaner)
- 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)
- 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 electric parts.
- Make sure the dust cup and all
filters are in place after routine
- If provided, secure the power
cord around the two cord hooks
- Insert Wand into Floor Nozzle.
- Insert Handheld Vacuum into wand.
Ensure all connections click securely into place.
Slide switch to the bottom to turn off power. To begin
vacuuming, slide switch to the appropriate setting.
Bare Floor/Small Area Rugs The brushroll spins slowly to
clean bare floors and delicate area rugs.
The brushroll spins faster to pick up debris below
the surface of your carpet.
NOTE: For deep cleaning per ASTM F 608 (embedded dirt in carpets) please use setting II, Carpet.
NOTE: Select Carpet for stuck-on dust and debris.
To clean floors, place foot on floor nozzle
and tilt handheld vacuum back
Detach the wand for more reach to clean
baseboards, ceiling fans, window sills, and other
hard-to-access areas. Stand the vacuum upright,
then step on the foot pedal on the left side of the
floor nozzle and pull the wand up to disconnect it.
Press the Wand Release button to lift the handheld
vacuum off the wand. Attach the handheld vacuum
to an accessory or directly to the nozzle. Great for
cleaning stairs and furniture.
NOTE: All accessories are compatible with both the wand and the handheld vacuum
WHAT DOES THE BRUSHROLL INDICATOR LIGHT MEAN?
The brushroll is on and working as it should.
There is a jam in the brushroll area. Turn your vacuum off and remove the blockage.
No Light: The vacuum is off or in the upright position.
Flashing Red: The vacuum has overheated. See Troubleshooting section.
Press the wand release button on the top of the
wand to detach the handheld vacuum. Align the
catch on the bottom of the handheld vacuum with
the storage hook on the wand. Slide the handheld
vacuum down so the catch hangs from the storage
hook. Wrap the cord around the two cord hooks,
starting with the top hook, leaving a little slack.
For convenient storage above the floor, a wall mount
is available for purchase on sharkaccessories.com. It
comes with hardware and an instruction sheet with
a mounting template.
NOTE: Wrap the power cord around the top hook first,
leaving a little slack while wrapping.
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 sharkaccessories.com.
A 12″ Crevice Tool
Clean in tight spaces or reach baseboards and
ceilings with this slim crevice tool.
B Dusting Brush
Dust shelves, baseboards, window and door
frames, and much more. Turn the brush head to
adjust the angle to the surface you’re cleaning.
C Pet/Upholstery Tool
Perfect for grabbing pet hair and lint from
furniture and other upholstered surfaces.
D Pet Multi-Tool
A single convertible tool for cleaning tough
pet messes two ways: first, 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
E 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
F Anti-Allergen Dust Brush
Features nylon fiber bristles specifically
designed for removing fine dust and allergen
particles from the most delicate surfaces.
G Mini Motorized Brush
Powered by a motor, this small brush removes
the clingiest pet hair and extracts dirt, dust,
dander, and allergens from deep inside pillows,
upholstery, and carpets.
H 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
I Precision Duster
Flexible tube with micro-duster crevice tool on
the end for cleaning around delicate objects and
in difficult-to-reach spots like car interiors and
J Flexible Hose
Stretch and flex this extension hose to clean
around objects and get into hard-to-reach spaces.
Attach the crevice tool or another accessory
depending on what you are cleaning.
K Onboard Storage Clip
Removable clip attaches to the vacuum wand. Can
hold up to two accessories at a time while cleaning
or for storage.
L Wall Mount
Install the mount to hang your vacuum on the wall
for convenient storage. Includes screws, anchors,
and instruction sheet with mounting template for
IMPORTANT: Unplug the vacuum before performing any maintenance.
EMPTYING THE DUST CUP
The dust cup needs to be emptied each time you vacuum and periodically during cleaning, when debris in the dust cup reaches the MAX fill line.
Press the wand releasebutton and lift the handheld
vacuum off the wand.
With the dust cup attached to the handheld vacuum,
press the Empty button on the front of the dust cup.
To remove the dust cup from the handheld vacuum,
squeeze the two Dust Cup Release buttons at the
same time and pull out the dust cup. Press the Empty
button on the front of the dust cup.
IMPORTANT: Unplug the vacuum before performing any maintenance.
Perform regular maintenance on the filters to keep your vacuum’s suction power optimal.
IMPORTANT: To prevent damage, rinse filters with water ONLY. DO NOT use soap. Allow filters to air-dry for
at least 24 hours before reinstalling them to prevent liquid from being drawn into electric parts.
Wash the pre-motor filters once a month.
Replacement Pre-Motor Filter Kit Replacement Post-Motor Filter
NOTE: The pre-motor filters should be replaced every 2.5 years. The post-motor filter should be replaced every 3 years.
Remove the wand from the handheld vacuum and
check all dust cup intake openings.
Detach the wand and check it for blockages.
Detach the wand. To open the brushroll garage, slide
both release buttons on the floor nozzle away from
you, toward the back of the nozzle, then lift off the lid.
Tilt back the neck of the nozzle and check openings
for blockages. To close the brushroll garage, insert
the 3 tabs on top of lid into the 3 slots in the nozzle,
then push down firmly on both sides of the lid until it
clicks securely into place.
NOTE: If the brushroll indicator light is green and the headlights are flashing, check again that both sides of the lid are locked
CLEANING THE SELF-CLEANING BRUSHROLL
If any hair is wrapped around the brushroll, continue cleaning, using Carpet mode on a bare floor surface, a
low-pile carpet, or a small area rug. This will allow the self-cleaning 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 garage to remove them.
- To open the brushroll garage, slide both release buttons on the floor nozzle away from you, toward the
back of the nozzle, then lift off the lid.
- Clear away any objects or debris.
- To close the brushroll garage, insert the 3 tabs on top of lid into the 3 slots in the nozzle, then push down
on both sides of lid until it clicks securely into place. If Brushroll Indicator Light is green and headlights
are flashing, check again that both sides of lid are locked in place.
CLEANING THE SOFT ROLLER
- To remove Soft Roller from nozzle, first open the brushroll garage, then pull the Soft Roller out by the tab.
- Tap loose debris off the Soft Roller. Use a dry towel to wipe the Soft Roller clean, and to remove any debris
caught in the teeth behind the Soft Roller.
- Hand wash the Soft Roller as needed. Use only water, and let air-dry completely for at least 24 hours.
- Reinsert the Soft Roller and close the brushroll garage by inserting the 3 tabs on top of the lid into the 3 slots
in the nozzle. Then push down on both sides of the lid until it clicks securely into place. If Brushroll Indicator
Light is green and headlights are flashing, check again that both sides of the lid are locked in place.
NOTE: With normal use, you may need to perform routine maintenance of your Soft Roller.
Vacuum is not picking up debris. No suction or light suction.
(Refer to Maintenance section for more information.)
- Check filters to see if they need cleaning. Follow instructions for rinsing and completely air-drying the
filters before reinserting in the vacuum.
- Dust cup may be full; empty dust cup.
- Check floor nozzle and wand for blockages; clear blockages if required.
- Remove any string, carpet fibers, or hair that may be wrapped around the brushroll or Soft Roller.
- Ensure the brushroll garage is locked in place by pushing down on both sides of the lid until it clicks
securely into place.
Vacuum lifts area rugs.
- Suction is powerful. Take care when vacuuming area rugs or rugs with delicately sewn edges.
- Turn off the unit to disengage the brushrolls. To restart, slide the power switch to setting I, Bare Floor/
Small Area Rugs.
Brushrolls do not spin.
- If the Brushroll Indicator Light is solid red, immediately turn off and unplug the vacuum. Disconnect
wand from floor nozzle and clear any blockages from the air path in the nozzle and from the brushrolls.
Reconnect wand, plug in vacuum, and turn on power.
- If the Brushroll Indicator Light is solid green and the LED headlights are flashing, the brushroll garage lid is
not completely closed. Press down firmly on all sides of the lid until it clicks into place.
- If Brushroll Indicator Light on the floor nozzle is green, the blockage has been successfully cleared and the
brushroll garage lid is completely closed. If the light is still red, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-
Vacuum turns off on its own or if the indicator light flashes red.
This vacuum is equipped with a motor-protective thermostat so it will shut off if it overheats. Should this
occur, perform the following steps to restart the motor-protective thermostat:
- Turn vacuum off and unplug it.
- Empty dust cup and clean filters (see Maintenance section).
- Separate the floor nozzle from the wand. Remove the brushroll garage lid to check the air path,
brushroll, and Soft Roller for blockages.
- Check for blockages in the wand, handheld vacuum inlet openings, and accessories.
- 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
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 components 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
Model Number: ________________________
Date Code: ____________________________
Date of Purchase: ______________________
Store of Purchase: ______________________
Benefits of registering your product and
creating an account:
- Get easier, faster product support and
access to warranty information
- Access troubleshooting and product care
- Be among the first to know about
exclusive product promotions
TIP: The model number is on the rating label
behind the dust cup.
TIP: The date code is on one of the prongs
of the power cord plug.
Voltage: 120V, 60Hz
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®
Rocket® DuoClean® with Self-Cleaning Brushroll Corded Stick Vac.
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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