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My shark vacuum is not picking anything up. Who can repair

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My shark vacuum is not picking anything up. Who can repair this?
JA: Do you know the model of your Shark vacuum? How old is it?
Customer: It’s a cordless one and it says duo clean on the brush part
JA: How long has this been going on with your Shark vacuum? What have you tried so far?
Customer: ive Cleaned everything I can reach including brushes etc
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: im not sure if the vacuum is out of warranty. I can check though

Hi, my name is ***** ***** I have been in the repair field for over 20 years. I am sorry you are having issues with your Shark vacuum. I will be glad to help you today.

I'm happy to help you decide if you need to get your appliance professionally repaired or if you can manage the repair yourself. However, sometimes it takes me time to type out a more extended response; please be patient!

First, you will want to disconnect the hose and check the suction at the hose connection port.

Check very carefully for a blockage in the hose or the elbow and inspect the hose to ensure no tears.

Often if the hose has been regularly fully extended, then it will tear and cause suction issues. If that still seems weak, check the collection tank screen filter to ensure it is not full of hair or debris.

Remove the pre-filter and clean it well with dish soap and water.

Be sure that the filter is thoroughly dried before using it again. Any dampness getting into the motor can cause damage. Sometimes the HEPA filter is forgotten too, so if you have that, then remove that filter and inspect it.

If you have another vacuum, then vacuum the HEPA filter well and inside the HEPA filter housing.

Be sure to wipe the inside of the filter housings with a slightly damp cloth so that the filters will make a good seal. As a safety precaution, unplug it and periodically run your hand along the entire cord to ensure there are no tears or stressed points.


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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Thank you so much

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