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Shark NV36A series Owner's Manual

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NV36 Series
Owner's Guide
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    NV36 Series Owner’s Guide NV36_NV36A_26_IB_ENG_110421_1.indd 1 11-04-29 9:51 AM...

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    This manual covers model numbers: NV36 26 NV36A 26 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Voltage: 120V. Watts: 1200W Amps: 10A Hertz: 60Hz TOLL FREE: 1-800-798-7398 NV36_NV36A_26_IB_ENG_110421_1.indd 2 11-04-29 9:51 AM...

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Thank you for Important Safety Instructions purchasing Getting Started the Shark ® Using the Vacuum Navigator ™ Cleaning with the Vacuum Accessories Upright Vacuum. Emptying the Dust Cup Assembly Proper Care of Your Vacuum Troubleshooting Checking for Blockages Maintenance Warranty and Registration NV36_NV36A_26_IB_ENG_110421_1.indd 1...

  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS For Household Use Only WHEN USING YOUR SHARK NAVIGATOR GENERAL ELECTRICAL SAFETY: ® ™ UPRIGHT VACUUM, BASIC SAFETY 1. U nplug from electrical outlet when not in use PRECAUTIONS SHOULD ALWAYS BE and before servicing. FOLLOWED, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING: 2. D O NOT use vacuum with a damaged cord or plug.

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    GENERAL USE: GENERAL CLEANING: 25. D O NOT run the vacuum over large-sized 17. U se only as described in this manual. objects. 18. DO NOT put any objects into openings. 26. D O NOT pick up hard or sharp objects such as 19. Keep your work area well lit. glass, nails, screws or coins that could damage 20. K eep the vacuum moving over the carpet the vacuum cleaner. surface at all times to avoid damaging the 27. D O NOT pick up smoking or burning objects carpet fibers. such as hot coals, cigarette butts or matches. 21. D O NOT place vacuum on unstable surfaces 28. D O NOT pick up flammable or combustible such as chairs or tables.

  • Page 6: Getting Started

    Getting Started Your Shark Navigator 4 S lide the handle assembly ® ™ Upright is easy to assemble: into the upright unit aligning the hose hook on the handle FIRST THING’S FIRST, YOU 1 L ay your vacuum body on a assembly with the power cord NEED TO KNOW WHAT’S IN THE level surface. hooks on the back of the unit. BOX YOU JUST OPENED: 2 S lide the electrical connection...

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    8 Attach the Super Stretch Hose: To store the vacuum: I MPORTANT: For suction to reach the Floor a) S nap hose into swivel W hen storing your vacuum, Power Nozzle, the Cleaning connector wind the cord around the two Wand and Super Stretch Hose cord holders and secure with b) Route under anti-tip hook must be attached securely on cord clip: the vacuum body. c) R oute over upper hose • Q uick Cord release at the holder 10 To carry the vacuum: top of the unit – place in the d) P ress securely onto cleaning upright position. W ith the unit in the standing wand position, lift by the Dust Cup • C ord holder near the base –...

  • Page 8: Using The Vacuum

    Using the Vacuum I MPORTANT: To protect your carpets, the brushroll will only Bare Floors / Tools turn on when you have pulled the handle back towards you and released the Floor Power Nozzle. Carpets Indicator Light Your Shark Navigator Upright 4 When cleaning carpets: ® ™ IMPORTANT: Vacuum can be used to clean bare Your Brushroll Indicator Light E nsure you have pulled the floors or carpets – with the click of will illuminate solid green when handle towards you and select a switch. the brushroll is on, or solid red if the “II" - Brushroll On position there is a blockage. This feature Stand the vacuum into the upright to agitate the carpet fibers for is designed to protect your position.

  • Page 9: Cleaning With The Vacuum Accessories

    Cleaning with the Vacuum Accessories Extended Reach Cleaning Kit 2 Using the Cleaning Wand: S tand the vacuum into upright position. R emove the Cleaning Wand (with hose attached) from the unit. Vacuum Accessories P ush the selected tool into the Your vacuum comes with a Super Before cleaning with your end of the Cleaning Wand. Stretch Hose and Cleaning Wand. accessories: 3 Pet Hair Power Brush Use one or the other to attach your Stand vacuum into upright position. cleaning accessories. 4 Dusting Brush Secure Super 1 Using the Super Stretch Hose: 5 C revice Tool Stretch Hose in S tand the vacuum into upright...

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    Wrap a trash bag around the may remain in the top of your 1 G rip carry handle and press dust cup on or near the metal Dust Cup leaving space at the the Dust Cup release button to bottom for the door to swing screen. It is not necessary to remove. open. completely remove this material 2 O ption A: For Quick Empty: before continuing to vacuum; L ocate the Dust Cup Door Insert Dust Cup deep inside Shark advanced cyclonic action ® release button within the trash trash receptacle to contain dust will sweep the metal screen bag and press to release as you and debris. clean once you begin to refill shake the dust cup to empty your dust cup. P ress the bottom Dust Cup dust and debris. release button; tap container Snap the bottom door in place. gently to dislodge and release dust and debris.

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    COMPONENT MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE Dust Cup Empty each time you vacuum. Pre-Motor Foam Filter Rinse and air dry every 3 months under normal use. Pre-Motor Felt Filter Rinse and air dry every 3 months under normal use. Post-Motor Filter Clean once every 12 months under normal use. DO NOT operate the vacuum without ALL the filters in place.  I MPORTANT: Loss of Suction may occurif foam filters are not cleaned DO NOT operate the vacuum with WET filters. every 3 months. Rinse and allow to air dry completely. Foam filters may appear dirty after use - this is normal. Pre-Motor Foam Filter Felt Filter Post Motor To clean the post-motor filter: Filter 1 R emove the filter cover from the front of the vacuum by pulling up on the tab and pulling the...

  • Page 12: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting WARNING: to reduce the risk of electric shock, the power cord must be disconnected before performing maintenance/troubleshooting checks. PROBLEM POSSIBLE REASONS & SOLUTIONS Check filters to see if they need cleaning. Follow instructions for rinsing and drying the filters before re-inserting back into the vacuum. (See “Maintenance” sections for instructions.) Vacuum is not Dust cup may be full; empty dust cup. picking up dirt. Check hose and hose connections for blockages; clear blockages if required. If dust cup is empty, and attachment inlets are clear, check for other blockages. (See “Checking for Blockages” for instructions.) Vacuum lifts scatter rugs Suction is powerful. Take care when vacuuming scatter-type rugs or rugs with (lightweight, movable delicately sewn edges. rugs). Check filters to see if they need cleaning. Follow instructions for rinsing and drying the filters before re-inserting back into the vacuum. (See “Maintenance” sections for instructions.) Dust cup may be full; empty dust cup. Airflow is restricted. No Check hose, hose connections, nozzles and accessories for blockages; clear suction or light suction.

  • Page 13: Checking For Blockages

    Checking for Blockages Blockages may cause your vacuum to overheat and shut down. If so, clear the blockages, then follow the instructions for Resetting the Motor Thermostat on page 12. W ARNING: Never insert sharp objects into any opening to clear an obstruction. I MPORTANT: Damages caused while clearing or attempting to clear blockages are not covered under your product’s limited warranty. Unplug the vacuum before checking for blockages. Reassemble all parts securely before operating vacuum. 1 Dust Cup Air Duct: 3 F loor Power Nozzle Hose Connector: S tand vacuum into upright position. Lay vacuum flat.

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    Maintenance Resetting the Motor Thermostat Your Shark Upright Vacuum is ® equipped with a protective Motor Thermostat. If the motor should overheat, the thermostat shuts off the power. 1 C leaning the Pet Hair Power Brush - Slide locking latch (A) forward. G ently tilt brush housing upward to open. IMPORTANT: DO NOT force; it will not open all the way. R emove debris from turbine wheel and air passage. Ordering Replacement Parts To order additional parts and accessories, go to or call 1-800-798-7398.

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    We recommend you insure the package (as damage in shipping is not covered by your warranty). Mark the outside of your package “ATTENTION CUSTOMER SERVICE”. We are constantly striving to improve our products, therefore the specifications contained herein are subject to change without notice. Product Registration Please visit or call 1-800-798-7398 to register your new Shark product within ten (10) ® days of purchase. You will be asked to provide the store name, date of purchase and model number along with your name and address.

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    Euro-Pro Operating LLC USA: Newton, MA 02459 CAN: 4400 Bois Franc, St-Laurent, QC H4S 1A7 English: 1-800-798-7398 Copyright © Euro-Pro Operating LLC 2011 Printed in China Illustrations may differ from actual product. NV36-NV36A.E.110421.1 NV36_NV36A_26_IB_ENG_110421_1.indd 14 11-04-29 9:51 AM...

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