The Shark Rocket vacuum is a lightweight yet powerful vacuum that can make light of even the dirtiest of floors. This popular vacuum is often compared to the much more expensive Dyson vacuum because of its high suction. What sets the Shark Rocket apart, however, is its much more affordable price tag. Unfortunately, as with any household appliance, the Shark Rocket can stop working, which leaves you frustrated with a dirty floor.
The Shark vacuum has a sensor that automatically turns the motor off if the vacuum becomes overheated. Try turning the switch off and then unplugging the vacuum from the electrical outlet. Let the vacuum cool down for at least 30 minutes before trying to turn it on again.
If the vacuum still doesn’t work after letting it cool down, check to make sure that the dust cap or hose isn’t blocked as this can also cause the vacuum to not work properly.
Shark Rocket Vacuum Suction Not Working
The whole purpose of a vacuum is to suck debris off the floor and into the vacuum’s dust compartment. If the vacuum’s suction isn’t working, you’re left with an unusable tool.
There are several things that can cause the Shark Rocket vacuum suction to not work. The most common issue, however, is that the dust cup is full. When the cup becomes full, it cannot physically add any more debris to it. This will result in the vacuum spitting out debris that it tried to pick up. The good news is that you can correct this issue by simply dumping the dust cup into the trash.
Shark Rocket Vacuum Brush Not Spinning
The brush on the Shark Rocket vacuum helps to sweep debris off the floor and into the vacuum. Depending on the model of Shark Rocket you have, you may be able to turn this feature off. If, however, the brush is turned on but is not spinning, the brush itself may be clogged.
When the Shark Rocket vacuum brush won’t spin, it is generally due to debris interfering with the brush’s ability to spin. This is a common problem when the vacuum encounters long material, such as string and hair. Carefully use your fingers and a pair of scissors to free the brush from the debris. This should fix the issue.
Shark Rocket Vacuum Beater Bar Not Working
The beater bar is a nozzle on the vacuum that helps to agitate the carpet. This loosens dust and debris that are stuck in the carpet fibers, making it easier for the vacuum to suck them up. If the beater bar isn’t working, your carpet may still feel and look dirty even after running the vacuum.
If your Shark Rocket vacuum beater bar isn’t working, the first thing to check is that you have carpet mode selected. If your vacuum is set to carpet mode and the bar is still not working, examine the beater bar to ensure nothing is blocking or preventing the bar from spinning. Remove any debris, such as hair or string, that is wrapped around the bar.
Shark Rocket Vacuum Won’t Turn On
Nothing may be more frustrating than a Shark Rocket vacuum that won’t turn on. While this issue is an annoying one, there are a few things to check before you consider the vacuum and lost cause and toss it in the trash.
If the Shark Rocket vacuum won’t turn on, the first thing to check is that the vacuum is properly plugged into the power outlet. Sometimes, if the plug is not completely inserted into the outlet, the vacuum just won’t turn on. If it still won’t turn on, inspect the entire power cord to ensure there are no worn-out places in the cord. Even if there are no outward signs that the cord is bad, inside the protective coating, the cord could be damaged. If your vacuum uses a battery pack, check to ensure it has enough power to run the vacuum.
Shark Rocket Vacuum Loud Noise
You’re just trying to use your vacuum to clean your floors when all of a sudden the appliance begins to make a loud noise. Even if the noise itself doesn’t interfere with the vacuum’s ability to clean, no one wants to bust out their ear drums when simply trying to clean up. Thankfully, this issue is not a hard one to fix and will only take a few minutes.
When the Shark Rocket vacuum makes a loud noise, it is a sign that there is an airflow obstruction somewhere in the vacuum. The first place to check is the canister and the hose. Vacuum cleaners use airflow to suck up debris, and when there is an airflow blockage, the suction is reduced and that loud squealing noise begins.
If the vacuum has a whistling sound, that signals there is an airleak. So check the hoses for any holes or tears. If you are hearing a grinding, then there is probably a jam somewhere in the moving parts of the vacuum that will need to be cleared.
Shark Rocket Vacuum Clogged
A clogged vacuum is one of the quickest ways to stop an appliance dead in its tracks. What’s even worse is that a clog can occur in more than one location inside the vacuum. The good news is that this is a relatively easy fix, and is even preventable if you regularly clean out the vacuum.
A Shark Rocket vacuum that is clogged can be fixed by simply emptying the dust cup and removing any debris inside the vacuum’s hose. Don’t forget to clean or replace the filter as it can become clogged with dust and dirt, and reduce the vacuum’s suction. While you’re looking for clogs, check the brush in the vacuum and remove any debris tangled around it. Long, stringy material can become entangled around the brush head, preventing it from spinning.
Shark Rocket Vacuum Doesn’t Stand Up
Not all vacuums have the ability to stand up. In fact, even some Shark Rocket vacuums, such as the Shark Rocket Corded Ultra-Light Vacuum with Zero-M Anti-Hair Wrap Technology, do not stand up on their own. If, however, your model previously stood up and now just doesn’t, you probably have a broken latch.
A broken latch is typically the cause of a Shark Rocket vacuum that won’t stand up. Unfortunately, this problem cannot be fixed without first calling Shark’s customer service to obtain a replacement for the latch. The latch may be under warranty, depending on when you purchased the vacuum. You can also purchase a replacement latch on the Shark’s official website or through Amazon.
ReadyToDIY is the owner of this article. This post was published on March 20, 2022.