The Shark® Rocket® Ultra Light Upright has two powerful settings for cleaning, one for deep cleaning carpets, the other for cleaning bare floors and area rugs. To begin cleaning bare floors, simply slide the power button on the top of the hand vac to the first setting. A light on the floor nozzle lets you know that the brush roll is spinning. This speed is ideal for vacuuming any bare floor surface or area rug. To begin cleaning on carpets, slide the power button to the second setting. The brush roll light will illuminate. This speed is ideal for vacuuming all carpet types. You can even get underneath furniture by lowering the vacuum close to the ground. To turn the unit off, slide the power button back to the OFF position.
To begin cleaning with the accessories, detach the floor nozzle from the bottom of the wand or the wand from the hand vac, depending on the amount of reach you require. Then attach the desired cleaning accessory and begin cleaning.
Using the dusting brush
The dusting brush is great for dusting a multitude of surfaces, including shelves, tables, walls and baseboards. To start, simply detach the wand from the hand vac, place the tool on the end of the hand vac and begin cleaning. For additional reach, leave the wand on the hand vac and place the dusting brush on the end of the wand.
Using the crevice tool
The standard crevice tool can access corners, baseboards, tight spaces or ceilings. To clean with this, simply slide this tool on to the end of the hand vac or the end of the wand for even more reach and begin cleaning.
Using All the Accessories
Motorized Hand Tool - Powered by a motor, this accessory is designed for fast and easy removal of pet hair, dust, allergens and dirt from carpeted or bare surface stairs, upholstery, pillows, tabletops, bookshelves and car interiors.
Dust-Away Hard Floor Attachment - comes with a washable micro-fiber pad. It cleans bare floor surfaces by picking up dry debris such as dirt, crumbs, cereal and dust. The micro-fiber pad can be washed in warm water with liquid detergent.
Under Appliance Wand - This adjustable, 36" tool can reach and clean under and behind hard to move appliances, furniture or any tight area. The extension can be removed and flipped over to clean the underside of appliances as well.
Home & Car Detail Kit - This assortment of micro tools are designed to clean keyboards, car interiors and around delicate objects, to get into those really tight spaces.
Multi-Angle Dusting Brush - Is a 5 position soft dusting brush great for cleaning blinds, walls, bookshelves, ceiling lights and fans and tops of furniture. Stiffer front and back bristles allow for more aggressive cleaning of stubborn dust.
18" Flexible Crevice Tool - Crevice tools with flexible tips extend to access corners, baseboards, tight spaces or ceilings.
Multi-Tool - combination dusting brush and upholstery tool can be used for dusting a multitude of surfaces, picking up large piles of debris and removing pet hair from curtains, furniture and other delicate fabrics.
Using the pet tool
This tool is great for pet hair and large particle pick up, and for upholstery cleaning, including couches, mattresses, curtains and other delicate fabrics.
Emptying the Dustcup
To empty the dustcup, make sure the unit is unplugged. Then separate the hand vac from the rest of the vacuum by pressing the wand release button. Next, hold the dust cup over the trash and press the bottom door release button on the front. Tap gently to empty contents or wipe clean with a soft cloth. Press the door shut again until it clicks. The dust cup should be emptied each time you vacuum and when the dust cup appears full, or for optimal performance, when it reaches the max fill line.
Maximize the Power
If you should detect a change of suction in your vacuum, you should first check to make sure your filters are clean.
Start by opening the dust cup and locating the screen or mesh filter inside. Ensure that all dirt, debris and hair is removed from that screen. Next, remove the filters and knock all dirt and dust loose. You may want to do this outside. Now, replace your filters and close the dust cup. Test the vacuum's suction against your hand.
If the filters are clean, but suction continues to fail, this may indicate that you have a clog between the wand and the floor brush. First, you'll want to remove and inspect the wand to make sure there are no obstructions. Next, check the floor nozzle to make sure there are no blockages in the airpath or that there is not excess hair or fibers around the brushroll. Lastly, check all dust cup intake openings to make sure they're clear. Once you remove any obstructions, you should be good as new to start cleaning again.
Protect and Maintain your Investment!
Our Shark® Rocket® Ultra Light Upright vacuum requires little maintenance to keep it working great. You should empty the dustcup each time you vacuum or when it reaches the max fill line - this is indicated on the front of the dustcup. You will also need to wash the pre-motor filters occasionally. We recommend every month. To wash, simply remove the filter lid, remove the foam and felt filters underneath, wash both with tap water until the water runs clean, then air dry completely and replace back into your vacuum. You can also tap loose dirt off filters between washes as needed. It is important to note that your foam filters may appear dirty after first use - this is normal. These filters will discolor over time - this is also normal.
Extra filters are available on SharkRocket.com if you want to purchase a 'spare' set to keep on hand, but the good news is that these filters will last the lifetime of the vacuum.
There are two convenient ways to store your Shark Rocket®.
Option 1: Make sure the vacuum is turned off and unplugged. Separate the handheld portion from the rest of the vacuum. There is a slot on the bottom of the dust cup that hooks on to the bottom of the wand. Wrap the cord around the two cord hooks and your unit is ready to be stored.
Option 2: Your Shark Rocket® comes with a wall mount, plastic anchors and screws. Simply choose the wall on which you would like to store your vacuum. You can use the diagram on the instruction sheet to drill two holes into the wall. If you have drywall, remember to install the plastic anchors first. Screw the wall mount into the wall using a Phillips head screwdriver. Your unit is ready to be stored using the slot on the bottom of the dust cup.
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