SK460
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
For Household Use Only
WHEN USING YOUR SHARK®
PROFESSIONAL STEAM & SPRAY™
MOP, BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
SHOULD ALWAYS BE FOLLOWED,
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:
WARNING:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING YOUR SHARK®
PROFESSIONAL STEAM & SPRAY™
MOP.
2. Use the system only for its intended use.
DANGER OF SCALDING. Please use caution when using the steam mop.
The steam emitted from the steam mop is very
hot.
POLARIZED PLUG:
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade
is wider than the other). As a safety feature,
this plug will fit into a polarized outlet only
one way. If the plug does not fit fully into the
outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not
fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not
attempt to defeat this safety feature.
CAUTION:
Keep all Shark® branded cleaners out of the
reach of children.
Eye irritant. Should some of the Shark®
branded cleaners be rubbed or splashed into
the eyes, wash out thoroughly with water. If
irritation continues, contact a physician.
In case of ingestion, drink 16 FL. oz. (2 cups) of
water.
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TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC
SHOCK OR INJURY:
1.Use ONLY with power supply cord provided
with the appliance.
3. DO NOT use outdoors.
4. DO NOT leave the appliance unattended when
plugged in. Always unplug the power cord from
the electrical outlet when not in use and before
servicing.
5. CAUTION - Shock Hazard. To provide
continued protection against shock, disconnect
from power supply when not in use.
6. Turn off all controls before unplugging.
7. DO NOT allow to be used as a toy. Close
attention is necessary when used by or near
children, pets or plants.
8. Use only as described in this manual.
9. Use only manufacturer’s recommended
accessories.
10. DO NOT use with damaged cord or plug. If the
appliance is not working as it should, has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped
into water, return the appliance to EURO-PRO
Operating LLC for examination and repair.
Incorrect re-assembly or repair can cause a risk
of electrical shock or injury to persons when the
appliance is used.
11. To protect against a risk of electric shock, DO
NOT immerse the appliance into water or any
other liquids.
12. DO NOT handle the plug or the appliance with
wet hands or operate the appliance without
shoes.
13. DO NOT pull or carry by cord, use the power
cord as a handle, close a door on the cord, or
pull the cord around sharp edges or corners. Do
not run the appliance over the power cord. Keep
the power cord away from heated surfaces.
14. DO NOT unplug by pulling on the power cord.
To unplug, grasp the plug not the power cord.
Do not use extension cords or outlets with
inadequate current carrying capacity.
28. Never use the Shark® Professional Steam &
Spray™ Mop without the cleaning pad attached.
15. DO NOT use for space heating purposes.
30. DO NOT incinerate batteries or expose them to
high temperatures. They may explode.
16. DO NOT put any objects into openings. Do not
use with any opening that is blocked.
17. DO NOT put hands or feet under the Shark®
Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop.
18. Keep hair, loose clothing, fingers, and all parts
of the body away from openings and moving
parts.
19.Use ONLY on flat, horizontal surfaces. Do not
use on walls, counters or windows.
20. To reduce the risk of fire and electric shock - use
ONLY Shark® cleaning solutions intended for
use with this appliance.
21. DO NOT add any cleaning solutions in the
Shark® Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop other
than Shark® Steam Energized™ Cleanser. Use
of other scented perfumes, oils or any other
chemicals may damage or clog the unit and void
the warranty.
22. DO NOT mix other cleaners with Shark®
Steam Energized™ Cleanser as this could affect
the effectiveness of the appliance.
23. DO NOT use the Shark® Professional Steam &
Spray™ Mop to clean up or absorb flammable or
combustible materials.
24. NEVER LEAVE THE SHARK®
PROFESSIONAL STEAM & SPRAY MOP ™
IN ONE SPOT ON ANY SURFACE FOR
ANY PERIOD OF TIME WHEN THE
CLEANING PAD IS ATTACHED OR WITH
THE APPLIANCE TURNED ON AS THIS
WILL DAMAGE YOUR FLOORS.
25. When cleaning the Shark® Professional Steam
& Spray™ Mop, unplug the power cord from the
electrical outlet, and clean with a dry or damp
cloth. Do not pour water or use alcohol, benzene
or paint thinner on the unit.
26. Unplug the appliance before attaching or
removing the pads.
27. Extreme caution should be exercised when using
this appliance to clean stairs.
29. DO NOT leave batteries in the unit. Remove
the batteries when not in use.
31. This unit is not intended for use with
rechargeable batteries. Use of rechargeable
batteries can damage the unit or lead to other
hazards.
32. Leaks from battery cells can occur under
extreme conditions. If the battery liquid, which
is 20-35% solution of potassium hydroxide, gets
on the skin, wash quickly with soap and water
or neutralize with a mild acid such as lemon
juice or vinegar. If the liquid gets into the eyes,
flush them immediately with clean water for a
minimum of 10 minutes. Seek medical attention.
33. Keep your work area well lit.
34. Store the Shark® Professional Steam & Spray
Mop indoors in a cool, dry place.
35. To avoid circuit overload, do not operate another
appliance on the same socket (circuit) as the
Shark® Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop.
36. If an extension cord is absolutely necessary, an
extension cord rated a minimum of 15 ampere,
14 gauge cord should be used. Cords rated for
less amperage may overheat. Care should be
taken to arrange cord so that it cannot be pulled
or tripped over.
WARNING: Your Shark
®
Professional
Steam & Spray™ Mop is designed to clean hard
floor surfaces. Do not use on wood or tile floors
that are highly worn, unfinished or have a wax
or oil finish.
Surfaces that have been treated with wax
or some no wax floors may be damaged by
the cleaning solution, therefore, it is always
recommended to test an isolated area of the
surface to be cleaned before proceeding.
You should always check the use and care
instructions from the floor manufacturer.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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This manual covers model number:
SK460 40
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Voltage:
120V~, 60Hz.
Power:
1050 Watts
Euro-Pro, Shark, Steam & Spray, Steam Energized and
Rotator are trademarks of Euro-Pro Operating LLC. All other
brand names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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Contents
Thank you for
purchasing
the Shark®
Professional Steam
& Spray™ Mop.
Getting Started.................................................................................................... 2
Using Your Shark® Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop....................................... 4
Cleaning Your Hard Floors................................................................................. 4
Filling the Water Tank........................................................................................ 4
Selecting Your Steam Setting............................................................................ 5
Using the Steam Energized™ Cleanser.............................................................. 5
Care and Maintenance......................................................................................... 8
Ordering Replacement Parts................................................................................. 8
Troubleshooting Guide......................................................................................... 9
Warranty.............................................................................................................. 11
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Getting Started
When assembling your Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop there may be a little water in the Reusable Bottle. This
is because we test all of our products 100% before you buy them, so you get a quality Shark® Professional
Steam & Spray™ Mop.
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i Shark® Steam Energized™ Cleanser
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aHandle
b Spray Button
c Steam Control
d Plug Receptacle
e Water Tank
f Battery Compartment
g Mop Head
h Spray Nozzle
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jSaniFiber™ Disposable Pad
k Washable Cleaning Pad
l Filling Flask
m Removable Power Cord
n 4 AA batteries (not shown)
N
OTE: Additional accessories such as cleaning pads and
cleaning solutions are available for purchase at
www.sharkclean.com or by calling 1-800-798-7398.
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Cleaning Pad
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IMPORTANT: Always make sure that
the Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop is
UNPLUGGED from the wall when not in use.
Never change or remove the cleaning pad when
the appliance is plugged into the wall. Use
ONLY Steam Energized™ Cleanser. The addition
of other chemicals or cleaning solutions may
damage the appliance, void the warranty and
could be unsafe for you and your family.
ASSEMBLY
1 Insert the handle into the neck of the main body
of the Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop. Push
the mop handle and main body of the appliance
together until you hear it “click” into place.
(Fig. 1)
2 Insert the power cord plug into the power cord
receptacle on the unit. (Fig. 2)
3 Hold the power cord and wrap it around the cord
holders. (Fig. 3)
4 Remove the battery cover and insert the 4 AA
batteries. (Fig. 4) Replace the battery cover.
5 Place the Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop unit
on top of the cleaning pad. (Fig. 5)
If using the washable cleaning pad, ensure that
the Velcro® side is facing up and the tab is in
the back. If using the Sanifiber™ disposable pad,
ensure that the logo side is facing up.
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Using Your Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop
IMPORTANT: When cleaning, do not use
the Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop without
attaching a Cleaning Pad, filling the water tank
and inserting the Steam Energized™ Cleanser
bottle first.
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IMPORTANT: When you are using the mop
for the first time, it might take longer than the
normal 30 seconds to start steaming.
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Cleaning Your Hard Floors
Filling the Water Tank:
1Turn the water tank cap counter clockwise and
remove from the unit. (Fig. 6)
2Using the filling flask, pour water into the water
tank. Do not overfill. Replace the cap on the
water tank. (Fig. 7)
NOTE: To prolong the life of your Professional
Steam & Spray™ Mop, we recommend using
distilled water.
3Insert the Steam Energized™ Cleanser bottle into
the unit upside down. Push it down to make sure
that it is well inserted. You will hear an audible
“Click” when the Cleanser bottle is inserted
properly.(Fig. 8)
NOTE: To remove the Steam Energized™
Cleanser bottle hold it and pull it up. (Fig. 9)
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IMPORTANT: Do not use on unsealed wood
or unglazed ceramic floors. Do not use on wood
or tile floors that are highly worn, unfinished or
have a wax or oil finish. Surfaces that have been
treated with wax or some no wax floors may be
damaged by the cleaning solutions therefore it is
always recommended to test an isolated area of
the surface to be cleaned before proceeding. You
should always check the use and care instructions
from the floor manufacturer.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the floors are swept
or vacuumed before using the Professional Steam
& Spray™ Mop.
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quick cleaning products to complement your
Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop, such as the
Shark® Rotator™ vacuums.
4 Twist the quick release cord holder to unwrap
the power cord completely. Plug into an
electrical outlet.
5 Make sure that the Cleaning Pad is attached to
the mop head.
6 The Steam Control button will flash blue.
If the light does not turn on, reference the
troubleshooting section on page 9.
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MOP
SCRUB
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Selecting Your Steam Setting:
1Press the ON/STANDBY button once
for SaniFiber™ disposable pad setting
(SaniFiber™ disposable pad lighted setting
indicator will illuminate). SaniFiber™
disposable pad setting is designed to deliver
the perfect amount of steam for your SaniFiber™
pads. It can also be used with your washable
pad for a quick dusting. (Fig. 10)
Press the ON/STANDBY button a second time
to activate the MOP setting. MOP setting is for
normal, everyday steam cleaning.
P ress the ON/STANDBY button a third time to
activate the SCRUB setting. SCRUB setting is
for heavy cleaning and will leave floors damp.
To better understand which steam setting to use
for your cleaning task, turn to page 7.
2 C
lean your floors with a forward and backward
motion. (Fig. 11)
3 P ress the ON/STANDBY button until the light
flashes to stop the steam.
WARNING: Never stand on the Professional
Steam & Spray™ Mop.
4 When the water tank is empty, the steam mop
will stop producing steam. You can refill the
water tank at any time as long as the mop is
unplugged from the electrical outlet. Follow
instructions on page 4.
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Using the Steam Energized™ Cleanser:
1Make sure that the batteries are inserted into
the battery compartment behind the reusable
bottle. See page 3.
2Press the Spray Button to apply solution onto the
floor that is to be cleaned. (Fig. 12, Fig. 13)
3If the Cleanser Bottle is empty, you can replace it
at any time as long as the unit is unplugged from
the electrical outlet.
IMPORTANT: Never leave the Professional
Steam & Spray™ Mop with a damp/wet cleaning
pad on any floor surface for any amount of time
as this may damage the floor.
4
Once finished, step on the tab at the back of
the cleaning pad and lift the unit to remove the
cleaning pad.
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Using Your Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop - cont’d
Frequently Asked Questions
General Tips:
Q. My Professional Steam & Spray Mop leaves a
foam on hard floors.
• C
hange the Cleaning Pad frequently for best
results.
™
A. T he Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop
Cleaning Pad is likely too saturated. Replace it
with a clean, dry pad.
Q. My floors appear cloudy after cleaning.
A. T he Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop
Cleaning Pad may be dirty. Change the pad.
A. T he Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop
Washable Cleaning Pad was washed with
a powder detergent and may be damaged
and require replacement. Never use powder
detergents. Only use liquid detergent to
launder the cleaning pads.
OR
OR
A. T he Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop may
have been left in the same spot for too long
with a wet cleaning pad. Never leave the unit
with a wet pad in one spot for too long.
OR
A. T his may be leftover from past cleaners
that were used on the floor surface. Use the
Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop a few
more times and see if the leftover cloudiness
is removed. If this does not work, we suggest
rinsing the floor with water and letting it dry.
One or more rinses generally removes the
residue. A more stubborn case may require
you to rinse the floor with a mix of one
part vinegar to 2 parts water. Then use the
Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop again with
a clean pad.
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• Always vacuum floors before cleaning.
The Shark® Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop has three unique steam settings so you can use the
perfect amount of steam for the cleaning task at hand. See below for tips on when to use each setting.
Setting
Ideal for These Surfaces
Laminate
SaniFiber™
DISPOSABLE PADS
Bamboo
Recommended Usage
Ideal for use with SaniFiber™
pads for best performance
Hardwood
Marble
Hardwood
MOP
Marble
Tile
Basic, everyday cleaning
Remove spots and smaller messes
Clean moderate and heavilytrafficked areas
Sanitize floors
Tough cleaning and removal of
stuck-on messes and stains
Tile
SCRUB
Deep clean heavily-trafficked areas
Stone
Cut through heavy dirt and grime
Linoleum
Sanitize floors
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Care and Maintenance
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AFTER USE AND STORAGE
1 When you have finished using the Shark®
Professional Steam & Spray™ Mop, press the
ON/STANDBY switch until the LED light turns
flashing BLUE. This stops the unit from steaming.
Unplug the cord from the electrical outlet and
remove the Cleaning Pad from the unit.
2 E mpty the water tank before storage. Remove the
water tank cap and empty the tank over a sink.
Replace the water cap. (Fig. 14)
3 Store the Shark® Professional Steam & Spray™
Mop in the upright position without the Cleaning
Pad on the unit and away from children or in
high traffic areas.
4 Wrap the power cord around the cord holders
when not in use. (Fig. 15)
CARE FOR YOUR WASHABLE CLEANING PAD
1We recommend washing your Cleaning Pad
separately from other fabrics to avoid picking up
lint. Only use liquid detergent (no powder
detergent). Do not use any fabric softeners
or bleach. Line dry or dry on a low dryer
setting.
NOTE: We recommend replacing the cleaning
pad after 20 washes.
2If there are loose threads on
the cleaning pad, carefully cut
the thread with scissors. Do
not pull on them or cut at the
base.
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CLEANING THE SPRAY NOZZLE:
1If the spray nozzle becomes clogged, you can
clean it by removing it from the mop head. To
remove it, place a flat screwdriver underneath the
nozzle and lift up. The nozzle will pop off. Run the
spray nozzle under warm water to clean it out.
Reinsert the spray nozzle by lining up its grooves
with the inside of the nozzle hole. Push it in until
it snaps into place. (Fig. 16)
DECALCIFYING YOUR STEAM MOP
Calcium and mineral deposits can build up and
impact the performance of your steam mop
over time. To extend the life of your product we
recommend that you use distilled water or a Shark®
Water Filtration Bottle.
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Ordering Replacement Parts
1
3
4
2
To order additional parts and accessories, feel free to
contact us at www.sharkclean.com or call
1-800-798-7398.
NOTE: Some parts may be available at your local
retailer. Contact customer service for any other
servicing.
PART
1 Washable Cleaning Pad
2 SaniFiber™ Disposable Cleaning Pads
PART NO.
P141GHF
P148WDISP
3 Steam Energized™ CleanserXGHFCL20
4 Removable Power Cord
XCORD25
Troubleshooting Guide
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE REASONS & SOLUTIONS
Shark® Professional Steam
& Spray™ Mop will not turn
on.
1. M
ake sure that the power cord is firmly inserted into the unit power cord receptacle and in
the electrical outlet.
2. Check your fuse or breaker.
3. If your unit still does not work, call Customer Service at 1-800-798-7398.
Shark® Professional Steam
& Spray™ Mop will not make
steam.
1. Is there water in the water tank? If not, add water following instructions on page 4.
2. Is the water intake tube stuck in the top of the water tank? If so, push it down so it reaches
the bottom of the tank.
3. If the unit still does not make steam, follow decalcification instructions on page 8.
Cannot select steam setting/
flashing blue light remains on.
1. If you have already plugged in the power cord, unplug and re-plug into another electrical wall
outlet. This may reset the Standby mode.
2. Add water to the water tank and press the On/Standby button to select a steam setting.
3. If your unit still does not work, call Customer Service at 1-800-798-7398.
Shark® Professional Steam
& Spray™ Mop is squirting
foam from the spray nozzle.
1. T he Cleanser Bottle is not firmly inserted into the unit. Make sure that you hear an audible
“Click” when you insert the Cleanser Bottle into the appliance.
2. There may be air in the system. Hold down the spray button for 5 to 10 seconds to flush the
system.
Shark® Professional Steam
& Spray™ Mop doesn’t spray.
1. M
ake sure that the batteries are inserted into the battery compartment behind the Cleanser
Bottle. If there are batteries, then insert new batteries.
2. Make sure that the Cleanser Bottle is inserted all the way in. You should hear an audible
“Click” when inserted.
3. Check that there is enough cleaning solution in the Cleanser Bottle. If not, insert a new bottle
of Steam Energized™ Cleanser.
4. There may be air in the system. Hold down the spray button for 5 to 10 seconds until solution
comes out of the spray nozzle.
5. The spray nozzle at the front of the unit where the spray comes out may be clogged. See page
8 for instructions on cleaning the spray nozzle.
The Cleanser Bottle fell out.
1. T he unit is not meant to be turned upside down. When upside-down, the Cleanser Bottle is at
risk for falling out of its cradle. Please do not turn the unit upside-down. If it is necessary to
turn the unit upside-down, remove the Cleanser Bottle first.
Shark® Professional Steam
& Spray™ Mop left a white
spot on the floor.
1. C heck to see if the cleaning pad is soaked through. We recommend that you unplug the unit
and replace the cleaning pad.
2. Make sure that the cleaning pad is attached correctly.
Shark® Professional Steam
& Spray™ Mop leaves water
on the floor.
1. D
o not leave the Steam & Spray™ Mop on the floor with a damp cleaning pad.
2. If you are using tap water, we recommend switching to distilled water.
3. Make sure that the cap is securely placed on the water tank.
Floors are cloudy, spotty or
streaky after cleaning.
1. The cleaning pad may be dirty. Change the cleaning pad.
2. If the washable cleaning pad was washed with powder detergent, then it may be damaged
and require replacement. Replacement pads are available at www.sharkclean.com.
3. The mop may have been left in one spot for too long.
4. This may be leftover from past cleaners used on the floor surface. Use the mop a few more
times again with a clean pad and see if the cloudiness is removed. If this does not work, we
suggest rinsing the floor with water, letting it dry and then steam mopping again with a clean
pad. One or more rinses generally removes the residue. A more stubborn case may require
you to rinse the floor with a mix of one part vinegar and two parts water.
Shark® Professional Steam
& Spray™ Mop is hard to
push.
1. Make sure the cleaning pad is attached correctly.
2. Check to see if the cleaning pad is excessively dirty. If so, replace with a clean pad.
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ONE (1) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
EURO-PRO Operating LLC warrants this product to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of the original purchase, when utilized for
normal household use, subject to the following conditions, exclusions and exceptions.
If your appliance fails to operate properly while in use under normal household conditions within
the warranty period, return the complete appliance and accessories, freight prepaid. For assistance
with warranty service options or customer support, please call our customer care and product
specialists at , call 1 (800) 798-7398 or visit our website www.sharkclean.com.
If the appliance is found to be defective in material or workmanship, EURO-PRO Operating
LLC will repair or replace it free of charge. Proof of purchase is required and a fee of $19.95 will
apply to cover the cost of return freight. *
The liability of EURO-PRO Operating LLC is limited solely to the cost of the repair or
replacement of the unit at our option. This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts and does
not apply to any unit that has been tampered with or used for commercial purposes. This limited
warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse, abuse, negligent handling or damage due
to faulty packaging or mishandling in transit. This warranty does not cover damage or defects
caused by or resulting from damages from shipping or repairs, service or alterations to the product
or any of its parts, which have been performed by a repair person not authorized by EURO-PRO
Operating LLC.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser of the unit and excludes all other legal and/or
conventional warranties. The responsibility of EURO-PRO Operating LLC warranty if any, is
limited to the specific obligations expressly assumed by it under the terms of the limited warranty.
In no event is EURO-PRO Operating LLC liable for incidental or consequential damages
of any nature whatsoever. Some states/provinces do not permit the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from
state to state or province to province.
*Important: Carefully pack item to avoid damage in shipping. Be sure to
include proof of purchase date and to attach tag to item before packing with
your name, complete address and phone number with a note giving purchase
information, model number and what you believe is the problem with the item.
We recommend you insure the package (as damage in shipping is not covered
by your warranty). Mark the outside of your package “ATTENTION CUSTOMER
SERVICE”. We are constantly striving to improve our products, therefore the
specifications contained herein are subject to change without notice.
Product Registration
Please visit www.sharkclean.com or call 1-800-798-7398 to register your new Shark® product within
ten (10) days of purchase. You will be asked to provide the store name, date of purchase and model number
along with your name and address.
The registration will enable us to contact you in the unlikely event of a product safety notification. By
registering you acknowledge to have read and understood the instructions for use, and warnings set forth in the
accompanying instructions.
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