Asked on Oct 16, 2019

Why is my Shark vacuum blowing out air instead of sucking it in?

Christina HaneghanKathy Gunter LawWanda


5 answers
  • Cindy
    on Oct 16, 2019

    Hi Audrey. I'm Cindy. Your vacuum probably has two ports, one for sucking and one for blowing. Try putting the hose in the other port. That's my guess. Without knowing the model of your vacuum, I can only guess. Good luck Audrey.

  • Rick
    on Oct 16, 2019

    Just fixed this problem yesterday in ours.

    Your line is blocked is my guess ,welcome to pet ownership.

    Places to check.

    Dump canister before checking these sections

    1 - push in red button at top lift out hand held curved section attached to the hose.Turn on vacuum.

    If you have good strong suction, the flex line is clear.

    2. Disconnect metal pipe red button rear lower section of vacuum. Again turn on vacuum check suction. No suction? Clogged pipe ... I've cleaned out with broom stick or other similar item.

    3 - Check flex line @ base leading to the brush section I've had issues here, used long screw driver to loose debris. In the hose and at the channel opening in the head.

    Oops. When you dump the canister check the opening leading from canister to the flex hose...

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  • Wanda
    on Oct 16, 2019


  • Kathy Gunter Law
    Kathy Gunter Law
    on Oct 16, 2019

    Besides those mentioned above, check the settings. Ours has a "blow" setting and yours may have gotten switched from suction.

  • Christina Haneghan
    Christina Haneghan
    on May 14, 2020

    You should read the instruction manual that came with the vacuum cleaner. Observe the buttons because the Shark vacuum cleaner works in two dimensions. Please try to clean Shark vacuum hose, to help the machine can work better. And here is the instruction link :

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