The article will guide you on how to remove roller brush from shark vacuum with ease and make you aware of the safety hazards associated in doing so.
The Shark vacuum is a piece of valuable equipment when it comes to cleaning because it effectively removes unwanted elements like dust, hair, and other forms of minute debris. But if it’s not cleaning efficiently anymore, it’s possible that the roller brush may have accumulated so much dirt that it needs to be cleaned.
Read through the article and learn how to remove roller brush from shark vacuum. You will not only be guided with the basic procedure but also on how to handle it safely.
Generally, there are four basic steps in removing a roller brush from the Shark vacuum. It is essential that the user follow these steps in order to remove the part efficiently.
How To Remove Roller Brush From Shark Vacuum?
1. Unplug The Shark Vacuum From The Power Source
As much as you want to remove the roller brush quickly, you must not be complacent about it. Some people might think that it’s just okay to let the plug remain attached to the outlet, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. As reported by Electrical Safety Foundation International, using the data by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there have been 42,882 fatalities related to electrical hazards between the years 2003-2010. Let this be a reminder to prioritize safety whenever you do any activity. Locate the plug of the Shark vacuum, and unplug it first in the outlet even before touching the appliance.
Moreover, unplugging the vacuum first will ensure that the engine is not running. Repairing or detaching a part from the vacuum while an engine is running can possibly damage the appliance also.
2. Locate The Roller Brush
Once the plug has been detached, it’s time to find the roller brush. In almost all types of upright Shark vacuums, the typical location of the roller brush is at its underside. It will be easy for you to locate it if you lay the Shark vacuum down so as to expose its underside. In this position, you can effortlessly find the roller brush as it will be facing you. By laying it down, it will be very convenient for you also to remove the screws.
3. Remove The Screws
You will observe in most Shark vacuums that there are at least four screws holding the faceplate. Some can even reach up to 10 or more, depending on the model of the vacuum. When you purchase a Shark vacuum, a toolkit containing a screwdriver is usually included in the package. However if you lost your screwdriver, you can just visit the nearest appliance center and request for a screwdriver that is compatible with the screws of your Shark vacuum. Do not use a screwdriver that is too big or too small for the screws as it might damage the vacuum’s screws.
Once you have secured the right screwdriver, you can start unscrewing the screws. Take note, however, that when unscrewing, especially when a number of small screws are involved, it is important to use a container to hold all the detached screws. You would not want to take too much time in finding that single missing screw, which may have rolled over or just hidden from your view.
The set of screws must still be complete as you will have to attach it back to the vacuum after the roller head’s cleaning or maintenance. An incomplete set could increase the possibility of the roller head’s easy detachment when using the vacuum. Once you have removed all the screws, the faceplate will also be detached.
4. Detach The Roller Brush
The vacuum’s faceplate is the one holding the roller brush inside the vacuum. Once the faceplate has been detached, the roller brush can pop out easily. One end of the roller brush slides out first, so you have to pull out the other end to remove it. If in case it will not pop out, you can rotate the roller slowly until it slides out.
Please be cautious not to remove the roller brush hastily because there is a belt holding it. In order to prevent damaging the belt, detach the roller brush gently. After maintenance, you can just follow the steps above in reverse order when attaching back the roller brush.
If you have zero or little experience on how to remove roller brush from shark vacuum, it might be difficult for you at first. But with this step-by-step guide, you can just go through the procedure while carefully abiding by the safety principles. Removing the roller brush depends on how much you use your Shark vacuum and the type of particles it has sucked in.
If your place has a lot of pets or occupied by people with long hair, you would have to remove the dirt more than the regular. This will not only preserve the breathing air quality of your place but also the quality of your Shark vacuum. The more you take care of the Shark vacuum, the more it will serve its purpose.