My vacuum has suddenly started sucking air from a 'vent' on the side of the body
I have the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum in lavender, model NV352. This vacuum was working great, but suddenly last time I was using it it started sucking in air from a small, rectangular 'vent' on the left side of the body (as you are facing it). It is next to the exhaust filter on the front, and it is not mentioned in the manual. When this happens, the vacuum doesn't pick up dirt well. I have to turn it off and back on, and it works fine for maybe 30 seconds, then starts sucking in air through the vent again. The brush roll is still working, I've tried adjusting the suction, and I can't find any blockages anywhere or any other issues. Why is this happening?? What is the purpose of the vent? And what do I do to fix it?
asked 2 months, 3 weeks ago
on Shark Navigator Lift-Away Bagless Upright Vacuum, NV351
Smash the vent. It can't be silly if there is no vent at all!
The air vent turns on the neck of the vacuum right where it is sucking air. You can close it or use while it is open.
I hope this helps.
the vent opens when the mahicne starts to overheat. This reads like your filters are not letting air through to cool the engine. Shark Customer care are ready to assist and you will see out phone numbe ron the mahcine.
answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago