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Shark Vacuum Keeps Clogging (How to Fix)

Vacuuming is a fast and easy way to get your house clean. But over time, it may incur damage from the usual wear and tear. They’re not necessarily cheap too, so immediately replacing it is not always possible. How do you fix a vacuum that keeps clogging?

Keep the hose free of any obstructions. Large pieces of debris can get stuck when suctioned, causing a clog. Instead of forcing them with the vacuum cleaner, pick them out and throw them away. Putting a net over the tip of the hose can help filter out the large pieces of debris.

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Keep in mind that vacuum cleaners are intended to suction clean dirty and dusty surfaces. They are not really meant for clearing debris and other small items that may be on the floor.

How to Unclog Shark Vacuum Keeps Clogging

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The Shark vacuum is one of the most popular brands out there because of its good quality. Like any other vacuum cleaners, however, it could still become clogged if not maintained well. 

Clean the Shark vacuum’s head to ensure that there is no clog preventing the suction from working well. Check the hose as well to see if there are any obstructions. Cleaning the bag and the filters should also resolve the clogging issue.

Clean the Vacuum Head

The vacuum head is the part that comes in direct contact with the surface to be cleaned. As such, it is the first thing at risk of encountering any debris that may potentially clog the system. 

Check that its rollers or rotating brush are clear of any buildup. This way, it can effectively suction the dirt and dust through the hose and into the dust bag.

Clear the Hose of Obstructions

Sometimes, the vacuum head will pull in larger objects that weren’t supposed to be vacuumed. While they get through the vacuum head all right, they might get stuck in the hose instead. 

When you feel that your vacuum isn’t suctioning as well as it should, stop the vacuum and check for anything that may be clogging the hose.

Clean the Bag and Filter  

Start with an empty vacuum bag and clean the filters. This helps ensure that you can go about your task without any interruptions and with more efficiency. To clean the bag, simply dump all the contents into the trash bin.

Clear the filter as well by tapping it clean. Some filters might need to be washed. Make sure they are completely dry first before putting them back in. Otherwise, the dust and microparticles will get stuck on it, causing more suction problems. Replace them if necessary.

Four Reasons Why Your Shark Vacuum Keeps Clogging

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Vacuums don’t simply get clogged on their own. In order to prevent it from constantly getting clogged, you need to know what’s causing the problem.

The most common reason your vacuum keeps getting clogged is that it suctions large pieces of debris that don’t fit well in the hose. You can usually hear it when this happens because the hose makes a gurgling sound. It could also be that the bag is full because it’s not cleaned.

Suctioned Large or Irregular-Sized Objects

It’s ideal to pick up the large items first off the surface you’re cleaning before starting the vacuum. This way, you minimize the risk of catching large or irregular-sized objects that may cause the vacuum to clog.

In some cases, the item may have sharp edges that can tear the inside of the hose as it’s being forced into the vacuum, causing more problems. 

Vacuum Hose or Bag is Full

Obstructions or large debris are not the only things that can cause clogs. Sometimes, it’s a simple matter of leaving the bag or hose full. Even dust particles can lead to a buildup if not regularly disposed of. 

Hair is also a usual cause of clogs, much like they tend to do in the drains. To be safe, make sure to empty the vacuum of its contents as soon as you’re done using it. This way, you’re always sure that the vacuum is empty, and so minimizes the risk of clogging. 

The Vacuum Suctioned Liquid 

Sometimes, it can’t be helped that the vacuum rolls over wet surface. While this shouldn’t cause a problem with the equipment directly, it could cause the dust and particles inside the bag to get wet. Once they dry up, they can turn into a hardened mass, which is what’s going to cause the clog. 

The damage can get worse over time, especially if it is left unattended. The hardened mass of dust can become stuck on the equipment and can be difficult to remove. If this leads to more buildup, then the inside of the vacuum itself will start causing problems.

Other Components are Dirty

The filter and rollers are the other essential components of a vacuum. If this is the case, then the dirt from these parts will simply be sent back into the hose, which only adds up to the debris, thus causing the clog. 

Again, the simple solution to this is to make sure these parts are clean and cleared of dust particles and hair strands. 

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ReadyToDIY is the owner of this article. This post was published on January 8, 2023.

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