Do I need to replace the HEPA filter in my Shark vacuum?

Do I need to replace the HEPA filter in my Shark vacuum?

According to the owner’s manual, you should clean the filters every three months. The HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filter can run for two years without trouble. But if you find its efficiency dwindling, you may want to clean or replace it sooner (1).

Can you wash the HEPA filter on a shark rotator vacuum?

To clean both the primary filter and the HEPA filter, hand wash with cold water only (the manufacturer does not recommend using soap). After rinsing, let both filters air dry completely for at least 24 hours before reinstalling. Rinse the primary filter once every month, and the HEPA filter once every year.

When should I replace my Shark HEPA filter?

We recommend changing the HEPA filter every six months.

Do Shark vacuums have a HEPA filter?

Yes, a large proportion of Sharks upright vacuums have HEPA filters. If you prefer an upright vacuum, for the very best filtration, go for the Shark APEX Upright Vacuum with Powered Lift-Away. Not only does it have a HEPA filter but also Shark’s Complete Seal filter system.

Where is the Shark HEPA filter?

Most Shark vacuum models have an additional filter—a HEPA filter. This is located on the lower front of the machine behind the filter grill (door).

Do I need to replace my Shark vacuum filter?

Under normal usage, the HEPA Filter will require replacement once every three (3) months, however, vacuuming large amounts of extremely fine dust, powder or similar material over a long period of time may decrease airflow performance through the filter.

Can you wash a HEPA filter?

A washable HEPA filter should be cleaned by rinsing it under cold water. You should be careful not to touch the filter material, only allowing it to come in contact with water. Allow the filter to completely dry before reinstalling it. Some filters have special instructions.

How long does HEPA filter last?

around two to three years
If you are using a vacuum with a HEPA filter in a strictly residential setting, the filter should last you around two to three years before you need to replace it. It depends on how much you use it, but regular use based on an average cleaning schedule should keep it doing the job for between 24 to 36 months.

Are HEPA filters really worth it?

High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are worth every penny. Why? If you have a HEPA filter installed, any air that passes through your home’s HVAC system will pass through the filter. The result? You’ll breathe in fresher, cleaner air that will help alleviate some of your worst allergy symptoms and give you peace of mind.

How to replace or clean shark rotator vacuum filters?


  • Water and access to a sink or basin are required.
  • A pair of shears
  • Cloth made of microfiber.
  • Brush with a gentle touch.
  • 2 cups of vinegar and three tablespoons of baking soda
  • Gloves to keep your hands safe.
  • How to clean a shark rotator professional vacuum?

    A shark rocket also usually has a soft roller that is easy to remove by pulling up a button on the side of the cleaner. It allows the soft roller to spring out once pulled for easy cleaning. Wipe the roller with a soft brush, damp cloth or give it a proper wash with some water.

    How do you clean shark filters?

    – Step 1 Brushroll. Press the two Brush Roll Access buttons down at the same time to detach the cover. – Pull up on the Pull Tab to remove the large brush roll. Add a comment. – Press the Eject Roller button to detach the small roller.