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NP318
OWNER’S GUIDE
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
For Household Use Only
WHEN USING AN ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCE, BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
SHOULD ALWAYS BE OBSERVED,
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING
YOUR SHARK® LIFT-AROUND™ PORTABLE
VAC.
POLARIZED PLUG:
To reduce the risk of electric shock, 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 force into outlet or try to modify
to fit.
WARNING:
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE, ELECTRIC
SHOCK OR INJURY:
GENERAL ELECTRICAL SAFETY:
1.Unplug from electrical outlet when not in use
and before servicing.
2. DO NOT use the vacuum with a damaged cord
or plug. If appliance is not working as it should,
has been dropped, damaged, left outdoors,
or dropped into water, return it to EURO-PRO
Operating LLC for examination, repair, or
adjustment.
3.
DO NOT pull or carry the vacuum by the cord.
4.
DO NOT unplug by pulling on the cord; to
unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
5.
DO NOT handle the plug or the appliance with
wet hands.
6.
DO NOT run the vacuum over the power cord.
7.
DO NOT use the cord as a handle.
8.
DO NOT close a door on the cord.
9.
DO NOT pull the cord around sharp
corners. The use of an extension cord is not
recommended.
10.DO NOT leave the appliance plugged in when
not in use.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of
electric shock or injury, do not use outdoors
or on wet surfaces.
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11.Keep the cord away from heated surfaces.
12.Turn off all controls before plugging or
unplugging the vacuum cleaner.
13.Always turn off this appliance before attaching
or removing accessories.
GENERAL USE:
GENERAL CLEANING:
1.Use only as described in this manual.
1. DO NOT pick up large-sized objects.
2.
DO NOT put any objects into openings. DO
NOT use with any opening blocked; keep free of
dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce air
flow.
2.
DO NOT pick up hard or sharp objects such as
glass, nails, screws or coins that could damage
the vacuum cleaner.
3.Keep your work area well lit.
4.
DO NOT place the vacuum on unstable
surfaces such as chairs or tables.
5.
DO NOT allow young children to operate
the vacuum or use as a toy. Close attention is
necessary when used by or near children.
6.
DO NOT use vacuum cleaner if it has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or submerged
in water. Return to EURO-PRO Operating LLC
for examination, repair, or adjustment.
7.
DO NOT use without dust cup and/or filters
in place.
HOSE ATTACHMENTS:
1.
DO NOT use if air flow is restricted; if the air
paths, the hose, or the accessories become
blocked, turn the vacuum cleaner off. Remove
all obstructions before you turn on the
unit again.
2.Keep the end of the hose and accessory
openings away from face and body.
3.Keep cleaning tools and hose suction openings
away from hair, face, fingers, uncovered feet,
or loose clothing.
4.Only use manufacturer’s recommended
attachments.
3.
DO NOT pick up smoking or burning objects
such as hot coals, cigarette butts, or matches.
4.
DO NOT pick up flammable or combustible
materials such as lighter fluid, gasoline, or
kerosene or use vacuum in areas where they
may be present.
5.
DO NOT pick up toxic solutions such as
chlorine bleach, ammonia, or drain cleaner.
6.
DO NOT use in an enclosed space where
vapors are present from paint, paint thinner,
moth-proofing substances, flammable dust or
other explosive or toxic materials.
7. DO NOT vacuum up any liquids.
8.
DO NOT immerse the vacuum cleaner in water
or other liquids.
9.
DO NOT use outdoors or on wet surfaces; use
only on dry surfaces.
10.Use extra care when cleaning on stairs.
DUST CUP/FILTERS/ACCESSORIES:
Before turning on the vacuum:
1.Make sure that all filters are thoroughly dry
after routine cleaning.
2.Make sure that the dust cup and all filters are in
place after routine maintenance.
3.Make sure accessories are free of blockages.
4.Only use filters and accessories provided by
EURO-PRO Operating LLC. [Failure to do so will
void the warranty.]
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
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This manual covers model number:
NP318 40
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Voltage:
120V., 60Hz
Watts:
550 W
Amps:
4.6 A
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Contents
Thank you for
purchasing the
Shark®
Lift-Around™
Portable Vac.
Getting Started.............................................................................6
How to Use....................................................................................8
Maintenance.................................................................................9
Checking for Blockages................................................................11
Resetting the Motor Thermostat................................................11
Storing...........................................................................................11
Odering Replacement Parts.........................................................11
Troubleshooting Guide.................................................................12
Warranty & Registration..............................................................15
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Getting Started
A
F
B
C
G
D
E
H
FIRST THING’S FIRST, YOU NEED TO KNOW
WHAT’S IN THE BOX YOU JUST OPENED:
A Lift-Around ™ Portable Vac
B Removable Tool Caddy
C Dusting Brush
D Upholstery Brush
E Crevice Tool
F Flexible Hose
G Telescopic Tube
H Shoulder Strap
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Use the Shark® Lift-Around™ Portable
Vac as a stand alone vacuum for spotcleaning small areas and large piles of debris,
or with the Flexible Hose and cleaning tools
for above-floor cleaning.
NOTE: Always turn power off before attaching or
detaching accessories.
REMOVABLE TOOL CADDY (B)
Specially designed to hold the crevice tool, dusting
brush and upholstery brush for quick access to
tools when vacuuming and cleaning around the
house.
DUSTING BRUSH (C)
Dust shelves, lamp shades, window blinds, books,
furniture and other household items.
UPHOLSTERY BRUSH (D)
This unique tool was engineered for fast and easy
removal of pet hair from upholstery.
CREVICE TOOL (E)
FLEXIBLE HOSE (F)
With the right cleaning tool in place and the Flexible
Hose, you can extend your reach into hard-to-clean
areas.
NOTE: Use the Flexible Hose without any
accessories attached for large debris cleaning.
TELESCOPIC TUBE (G)
Extend and adjust your reach farther into hard-toclean areas.
SHOULDER STRAP (H)
Specialized design to make carrying the Portable
Vac with ease. The removable Shoulder Strap is
ergonomic and easily distributes weight across the
shoulder.
Reach deep into narrow spaces and clean between
cushions, under radiators and baseboards and in
hard to reach crevices and corners.
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How to Use
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
POWER
BUTTON
Fig. 3
Fig. 4
Fig. 5
ASSEMBLING THE LIFT-AROUND™ PORTABLE VAC
1Insert the end of the flexible hose into the
connector on the back of the Lift-Around™
Portable Vac. (fig. 1)
2Insert the removable tool caddy onto the front
of the Portable Vac. (fig. 2) To remove the tool
caddy, pull out slightly from the Portable Vac.
3Insert the crevice tool, dusting brush and
upholstery brush into the openings on the tool
caddy. (fig. 3)
4Attach the shoulder strap onto the hooks on the
handle of the Portable Vac. (fig. 4)
5Empty Dust Cup after cleaning and periodically
during cleaning when it appears full. (See
“Maintenance” section for instructions.)
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FOR ADDED COMFORT OR FOR AN EXTENDED
REACH
6Insert the telescopic tube to the flexible hose.
Push it in until it is secure. (fig. 5)
NOTE: All accessories may be used with the
flexible hose or the telescopic tube.
7Attach the desired accessory to the end of the
flexible hose or telescopic tube by pushing it in
until it is tightly secured. (fig. 5)
8While holding the Portable Vac by the handle,
press down on the power button to turn the
Portable Vac on and begin vacuuming. Press down
again to turn the vacuum off. (fig. 4)
Maintenance
To reduce the risk of electric shock, unplug the unit before performing any cleaning, maintenance, or
troubleshooting checks.
Reassemble all parts securely before operating vacuum.
CAUTION:
Unplug the vacuum;
failure to do so might
result in electric
shock.
For best results empty the Dust Cup after
each use; empty several times during
prolonged usage or when it reaches the
MAX fill line.
NEVER OVER-FILL THE DUST CUP.
Bottom Door
Release
Fig. 7
Dust Cup
Release
Top Door
Release
Fig. 6
Fig. 9
Fig. 8
EMPTYING THE DUST CUP
The Dust Cup needs to be emptied each time you
vacuum and periodically during cleaning, when the
Dust Cup appears full.
1Press the dust cup release button and remove the
dust cup from the vacuum. (fig. 6)
2
Option A: for Quick Empty:
Insert the Dust Cup deep inside a trash receptacle
to contain the dust and debris.
Press the bottom door release button to release
the trap door. Tap gently to empty contents.
(fig. 7)
Press the door shut again until it clicks.
3
Option B: For Allergy Sufferers:
Wrap a trash bag around the Dust Cup leaving
space at the bottom for the door to swing open.
Locate the bottom door release button within the
trash bag and press to release as you shake the
dust cup to empty dust and debris. (fig. 8)
Press the door shut again until it clicks.
Note: Option B can also be performed outside of
the home to further minimize releasing dust back
into the air. Carry just the dust cup and trash bag
outside.
4Check to make sure the trap door is secure before
returning it to the Vacuum.
5To clean the upper compartment of the dust cup,
press the top door release button to open.
(fig. 9) Empty the contents over a trash receptacle
and push the door shut until it clicks into place.
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Maintenance - cont.
COMPONENT
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
1 Dust Cup
Empty each time you vacuum.
2 Pre-Motor Foam Filter
Rinse and air dry every month under normal use.
3 Pre-Motor Felt Filter
Rinse and air dry every month under normal use.
4 Post-Motor HEPA Filter
Clean once every 24 months under normal use.
DO NOT operate the vacuum without ALL the filters in place.
DO NOT operate the vacuum with WET filters.
IMPORTANT: Loss of Suction may occur if foam
filter is not cleaned every month. Rinse and allow to air
dry completely. Tap loose dirt from foam filter as needed
in between washing. Foam filter may appear dirty after
use - this is normal.
Post Motor
HEPA Filter
Pre-Motor
Foam Filter
Fig. 11
Felt Filter
Fig. 12
Fig. 13
CLEANING THE POST-MOTOR HEPA FILTER
1 Remove the tool caddy from the front of the unit.
2 R emove the filter cover from the front of the
vacuum by pulling up on the tab and pulling the
cover away from the vacuum. (fig. 11)
Fig. 10
CLEANING THE PRE-MOTOR FILTERS
1 Remove the dust cup.
2
Remove the pre-motor filters out from the top of
the motor base. (fig. 10)
3
Rinse the filters thoroughly in lukewarm water until
the water runs clear.
DO NOT put the filters in the washing machine or
dishwasher.
NOTE: The material in the filters will discolor
over time. This is NORMAL and will not affect the
performance of the filters.
4
Squeeze out excess water and let air-dry for at
least 24 hours before replacing. Do not use a hair
dryer or other heating methods to dry.
5
Place the felt filter in first, then the foam filter.
6 Replace the dust cup.
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3 Take out the HEPA filter by pulling it straight out.
4 T urn the filter over so that the dirty side is on
the bottom and vigorously tap it clean against a
garbage can to remove any dust. (fig. 12)
5 W
ash the filter under the tap using lukewarm
water with the dirty side face down until the water
runs clear. (fig. 13)
DO NOT put the filter in the washing machine or
dishwasher.
NOTE: The material in the filter will discolor over
time. This is NORMAL and will not affect the
performance of the filter.
6 A
llow the filter to air dry for 24 hours. Do not use a
hair dryer or other heating methods to dry.
7 O
nce the HEPA filter is dry, replace it back into the
vacuum.
8 R eplace the cover by inserting the two tabs into
the holes at the top and then swinging the cover
down until it clicks into place.
Checking for Blockages
Storing
Blockages may cause your vacuum to overheat
and shut down. To prevent this from happening,
check potential blockage areas after heavy use
or if you detect a loss of suction or poor cleaning
performance.
1 DUST CUP
Dust Cup may be full. Empty Dust Cup.
2 FILTERS (PRE-MOTOR AND POST MOTOR)
Ensure that both the Pre Motor Filters and the
Post Motor HEPA filter are clean.
Fig. 14
3 ACCESSORIES
Check intake openings:
• Crevice Tool
• Upholstery Brush
• Dusting Brush
• Flexible Hose
Fig. 15
STORE YOUR VACUUM SAFELY
1 S tore the dusting brush, upholstery brush and the
crevice tool on the mounts on the removable tool
caddy. (fig. 14)
2 W
rap the flexible hose around the base of the
vacuum and hook the end of the flexible hose into
the hose dock. (fig. 15) To release the hose, press
the Hose Storage button.
Resetting the Motor Thermostat
Your Shark® Lift-Around™ Portable Vac is
equipped with a protective Motor Thermostat. If the
motor should overheat, the thermostat shuts off the
power.
3 W
rap the attached cord strap around the power
cord when storing.
4 S tore your vacuum cleaner safely in a cool dry area
where it will not be a hazard, will not get damaged
and will not cause damage to anyone or anything.
NOTE: Empty dust cup after cleaning and prior
to storing. (See “Maintenance” section for
instructions.)
To reset the Motor Thermostat:
Ordering Replacement Parts
Press the Power Button to turn the vacuum off.
To order additional parts and accessories, go to
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Unplug the vacuum.
Check for clogged hose or filter; unclog hose and
replace filter. Refer to Checking for Blockages.
PART
Wait 45 minutes for vacuum to cool; then plug in the
vacuum.
Pre-Motor Filters
XFF318
HEPA Filter
XHF318
PART NO.
Press the Power Button to restart the vacuum.
Telescopic Tube
1049FT
Note: If vacuum still does not start, contact Customer
Service at: 1-800-798-7398.
Upholstery Brush
1053FT
Crevice Tool
1054FT
Dusting Brush
1055FT
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Troubleshooting Guide
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE REASONS & SOLUTIONS
Check Filters to see if they need cleaning. Follow instructions for rinsing and
drying the Filters before re-inserting back into the Vacuum. (See “Maintenance”
sections for instructions.)
Vacuum is not
picking up dirt.
Dust Cup may be full; empty Dust Cup.
Check Hose, Hose connections and accessories for blockages; clear blockages if
required.
If Dust Cup is empty, and attachment inlets are clear, check for other blockages.
(See “Checking for Blockages” for instructions.)
Check Filters to see if they need cleaning. Follow instructions for rinsing and
drying the Filters before re-inserting back into the Vacuum. (See “Maintenance”
sections for instructions.)
Airflow is restricted. No
suction or light suction.
Dust Cup may be full; empty Dust Cup.
Check Hose and Hose connections for suction strength; clear blockages if
required.
If Dust Cup is empty, and attachment inlets are clear, check for other blockages.
(See “Checking for Blockages” for instructions.)
This vacuum cleaner is equipped with a motor protective thermostat. If for some
reason your vacuum overheats, the thermostat will automatically turn the unit off.
Should this occur, perform the following steps to restart the motor thermostat:
1. Press down on the Power Button to turn the Portable Vac off.
2. Unplug the vacuum.
Vacuum turns off on its
own.
3. Empty the Dust Cup and clean Filters. (See “Maintenance” sections for
instructions.)
4. Check for blockages in hose, accessories and inlet opening. (See “Checking for
Blockages” for instructions.)
5. Allow the unit to cool for a minimum of 45 minutes.
6. Plug in the vacuum.
7. Press the Power Button again to restart the vacuum.
Note: If vacuum still does not start, contact Customer Service at:
1-800-798-7398.
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Notes
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Notes
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Euro-Pro Three-Year (3) Limited Warranty
EURO-PRO Operating LLC warrants this product to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period
of three (3) years 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 to:
• U.S.: EURO-PRO Operating LLC
For customer service support call 1-800-798-7398
or visit www.sharkclean.com
• Canada: EURO-PRO Operating LLC
4400 Bois Franc, St. Laurent, Québec H4S 1A7
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 date and $18.95 to cover the cost of return shipping and handling must
be included.*
Non-durable parts including, without limitation, filters, brushes and electrical parts which normally require
replacement are specifically excluded from warranty.
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 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 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 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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