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PDF Content Summary: Rotator® Lift-Away® Pet with Self-Cleaning Brushroll QU573Q Series OWNER’S GUIDE IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 16. DO NOT use if vacuum cleaner is not working as it should, or has been FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY • PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USE 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. 23. DO NOT use in the following areas: WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, injury, or property damage: dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water. 17. Use extra care when cleaning on stairs. 18. DO NOT leave the vacuum cleaner unattended while plugged in. 19. When powered on, keep the vacuum cleaner moving over the carpet surface at all times to avoid damaging the carpet fibers. 20. DO NOT place vacuum cleaner on unstable surfaces such as chairs or tables. 21. Your Shark® vacuum may not be designed to stand up on its own. When taking a break from cleaning, you may need to lean it against furniture or a wall, or lay it flat on the floor. Using the vacuum for an application where the unit lacks stability may result in personal injury. a) Poorly lit areas b) Wet or damp surfaces c) Outdoor areas d) Spaces that are enclosed and may contain explosive or toxic fumes or vapors (lighter fluid, gasoline, kerosene, paint, paint thinners, mothproofing substances, or flammable dust) 24. Turn off all controls before plugging in or unplugging the vacuum. 25. Unplug from electrical outlet when not in use and before any maintenance or cleaning. 26. Hand wash with water only. Washing with cleaning chemicals could damage the unit. 27. During cleaning or routine maintenance, DO NOT cut anything other than hair, fibers, or string wrapped around the brushroll. 22. DO NOT use to pick up: a) Liquids b) Large objects GENERAL WARNINGS When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed, including the following: 1. Your vacuum cleaner may consist of a motorized nozzle, wand, hose, and/ or vacuum pod. This device contains electrical connections, electrical wiring, and moving parts that potentially present risk to the user. 2. Use only identical replacement parts. 3. Carefully observe and follow the instructions provided below to avoid improper use of the appliance. DO NOT use the vacuum for any purpose other than those described in this manual. 28. Allow all filters to air-dry completely before replacing in the vacuum to prevent liquid from being drawn into electric parts. 4. Before use, carefully inspect all parts for any damage. DO NOT use if any parts are damaged. c) Hard or sharp objects (glass, nails, screws, or coins) 29. Make sure the dust cup and all filters are in place after routine maintenance. d) Large quantities of dust (drywall 5. The use of an extension cord is dust, fireplace ash, or embers). NOT recommended. DO NOT use as an attachment to power tools for dust collection. 30. If provided, secure the power cord around the two cord hooks during storage. 6. This vacuum cleaner contains no serviceable parts. e) Smoking or burning objects USE WARNINGS 7. This appliance can be used by persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of (hot coals, cigarette butts, or matches) f) Flammable or combustible materials (lighter fluid, gasoline, or kerosene) g) Toxic materials (chlorine bleach, ammonia, or drain cleaner) the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children. Keep the appliance and its cord out of reach of 8. Always turn off the vacuum cleaner before connecting or disconnecting any motorized nozzles or other accessories. 9. DO NOT handle plug or vacuum cleaner with wet hands. 10. DO NOT use without filters in place. 11. Only use Shark® branded filters and accessories. Failure to do so will also void the warranty. 12. DO NOT damage the power cord: a) DO NOT pull or carry vacuum cleaner by the cord or use the cord as a handle. b) DO NOT unplug by pulling on cord. Grasp the plug, not the cord. c) DO NOT run the vacuum cleaner over the power cord, close a door on the cord, pull the cord around sharp corners, or leave the cord near heated surfaces. 13. DO NOT put any objects into nozzle or accessory openings. DO NOT use with any opening blocked; keep free of dust, lint, hair, and anything that may reduce airflow. 14. DO NOT use if nozzle or accessory airflow is restricted. If the air paths or the motorized floor nozzle become blocked, turn the vacuum cleaner off and unplug from electrical outlet. Remove all obstructions before you children. Do not allow the appliance to be used by children. Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close supervision is plug in and turn on the unit again. 15. Keep nozzle and all vacuum openings away from hair, face, fingers, To reduce the risk of electric shock, this appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other). This plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified electrician to install the proper outlet. Do not change the plug in any way. necessary when used near children. uncovered feet, or loose clothing. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS ASSEMBLY ASSEMBLY 1. Insert Double Accessory Holder into the side of the Pod above the Lift-Away Button. 2. Place pod onto Floor Nozzle Post. 3. Insert Wand into pod. 4. Insert Handle into wand. 5. Attach Hose Clip to wand. 6. Connect Hose to back of pod. For proper operation, ensure all parts are firmly clicked into place. 4 (Click) 5 (Click) 6 (Click) (Click) 3 1 (Click) (Click) 2 WHOLE-HOME WHOLE-HOME CLEANING CLEANING SETTINGS CLEANING MODES POWER/SURFACE SWITCH SUCTION CONTROL UPRIGHT Select surface setting: Suction Control offers variable suction To engage brushroll, turn power on, O Power Off based on your needs. Slide to MIN to reduce then place foot on floor nozzle and I Hard Floor For bare floors and small area rugs. II Carpet suction and increase maneuverability on tilt handle back. carpets. Slide to MAX to increase suction on bare floors. For carpets. BRUSHROLL INDICATOR LIGHT ABOVE-FLOOR—HANDLE ABOVE-FLOOR—WAND INDICATOR LIGHT WHAT DOES THE BRUSHROLL INDICATOR LIGHT MEAN? Solid Green: The brushroll is spinning and working as it should. Solid Red: There is a jam in the brushroll area. Turn your vacuum off and remove any blockages in the nozzle. Flashing Red: The motorized floor nozzle is overheating. Turn your vacuum off and wait a minimum of 45 minutes for it to cool down. LIFT-AWAY® LIFT-AWAY With pod removed, press the Lift-Away Wand Release button to detach the wand from the pod. NOTE: For deep carpet cleaning per ASTM F608 (embedded dirt in carpets), set to MAX suction and Carpet. Press the Handle Release button on the back Press the Wand Release button on the back of of the wand to detach the handle from the wand. the vacuum to detach the wand from the pod. Press the Lift-Away button to detach the pod from the floor nozzle. NOTE: All accessories are compatible with both the wand and the handle. EMPTYING THE DUST CUP To remove Dust Cup, lift tabs on both sides of dust cup handle. Tilt dust cup, then lift to remove. To reinstall, place bottom of dust cup into pod and then tilt until it clicks into place. Regularly CLEANING AND REPLACING THE FILTERS IMPORTANT: Unplug the power cord before performing any maintenance. CLEANING FILTERS clean and replace the filters to keep your vacuum's suction power optimal. To clean filters, rinse with cold water ONLY to prevent damage from cleaning chemicals. Allow all filters to air-dry for at least 24 hours before reinstalling them to prevent liquid from being drawn into electric parts.IMPORTANT: DO NOT use soap when cleaning the filters. Filter Door To empty debris into trash, press lower release button and bottom of dust cup will drop open. CLEAN PRE-MOTOR FILTERS CLEAN HEPA FILTER EVERY 3 MONTHS EVERY YEAR Remove Dust Cup, then lift out Filters. Press button at bottom of Filter Door. Tilt filter door and lift it out, then remove HEPA Filter. To reinstall, insert HEPA filter into unit and replace the filter door. REPLACING FILTERS Follow the previous instructions for removing filters. The Pre-Motor Filter should be replaced every 2.5 years. The HEPA Filter should be replaced every 3 years. To remove collected debris from Lint Screen, press top release button and lift handle to open. Gently brush lint screen to clean. NOTE: To order replacement parts and filters, visit Replacement Replacement Pre-Motor Foam & HEPA Filter Felt Filter Kit XFF5160 XFFK560 CLEANING THE BRUSHROLL CHECKING FOR BLOCKAGES Self-Cleaning Brushroll The self-cleaning brushroll automatically removes hair. If you run over a hard or sharp object or notice a noise change while vacuuming, check for blockages or objects caught behind the brushroll. To access the brushroll, open the locks on the bottom of the floor nozzle.

Detach hose from vacuum pod, and check hose and opening on back of pod for blockages. Detach wand from floor nozzle and handle, and check both ends for blockages. Using a coin, turn locks counterclockwise, then open the cover to access Brushroll. NOTE: Cover hinges open but is not completely removable. DEBRIS WRAPPED AROUND BRUSHROLL DEBRIS INTAKE Detach wand from floor nozzle, tilt nozzle neck back, and check opening for blockages. Detach handle from wand and hose from the vacuum pod, and check openings for blockages. If you run over a hard or sharp object or notice a noise change while vacuuming, check for blockages or objects caught behind the brushroll. Clear away any dust, dirt, or blockages in Debris Intake. To close the cover, push down until it clicks into place, then close the locks with a coin. Clean off any debris on the bristles. NOTE: If any hair is wrapped around the brushroll, extending cleaning time will allow the self-cleaning brushroll to remove it for you. If some fibers remain wrapped around brushroll after continued use, carefully cut debris with scissors and remove. Detach dust cup from vacuum pod. Empty dust cup, remove debris from lint screen, and check for blockages. AVAILABLE ACCESSORIES TROUBLESHOOTING A Duster Crevice Tool Two cleaning tools in one. The crevice tool gives you extended cleaning reach for small spaces, while the soft dusting brush cleans Vacuum is not picking up debris. No suction or light suction. • Check filters to see if they need cleaning. Follow instructions for rinsing and air-drying the filters before reinserting in the vacuum. • Dust cup may be full; empty dust cup. a multitude of surfaces. • Check hose, hose connections, nozzle, wand, pod, and accessories for blockages. Clear any blockages found. (Refer to Checking for Blockages section for more information.) • If any hair, string, or carpet fibers are wrapped around the brushroll, extend cleaning time to allow the self-cleaning brushroll to remove them. – If some hair or fibers remain wrapped around brushroll after continued use, remove the floor nozzle cover and carefully cut debris with scissors and remove from brushroll. See B Hair Removal Multi-Tool Cleaning the Brushroll section for more information. A single convertible tool for cleaning tough pet messes two ways: Use the stiff Vacuum lifts area rugs. bristle brush to remove stubborn hair from carpets, or take off the bristles to reveal an upholstery tool perfect for cleaning couches and bedding. • Make sure Power/Surface switch is set to Hard Floor (setting I). • Suction is powerful. Take care when vacuuming area rugs or rugs with delicately sewn edges. • To minimize suction, slide Suction Control to MIN. Brushroll does not spin. • If the Brushroll Indicator Light turns red, immediately turn off and unplug the vacuum. Remove pod from floor nozzle and clear any blockages. Reconnect nozzle, plug in vacuum, C Wide Upholstery Tool The wide cleaning path helps remove pet and turn on power. • With the power on, recline the handle, which will automatically turn on the brushroll. hair, dust, and large debris from mattresses, • Ensure that the Power/Surface switch is set to Carpet (position II) for brushroll to spin. couches, curtains, lampshades, and other delicate upholstered surfaces. Vacuum turns off on its own or indicator light flashes red. This vacuum is equipped with a motor-protective thermostat. If your vacuum overheats, the thermostat will automatically turn the suction motor off. Perform the following steps to restart the thermostat: 1. Turn vacuum off and unplug it. 2. Empty dust cup and clean filters (see Emptying the Dust Cup and Cleaning the Filters). D Self-Cleaning Pet Power Brush Tackles pet hair and ground-in dirt from 3. Check for blockages in hose, accessories, and inlet openings. 4. Allow unit to cool for a minimum of 45 minutes. above-floor areas like carpeted stairs and 5. Plug in vacuum and turn it on with the Power/Surface switch. upholstery, while actively removing hair wrap as it cleans. E Under-Appliance Wand Clean under and behind hard-to-move appliances and furniture with this adjustable 36” tool. Flip the extension piece over to clean the underside of appliances. NOTE: Not all accessories come with all units. Please see the enclosed Quick Start Guide for your unit's configuration. To order additional accessories, visit For all other issues, please call Customer Service 1-800-798-7398. AB Benefits FIVE (5) YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY REGISTER YOUR PURCHASE of registering your product and creating an account: • Get easier, faster product support and The Five (5) Year Limited Warranty applies to purchases made from authorized retailers of SharkNinja Operating LLC. Warranty coverage applies to the original owner and to the original product only and is Scan QR code using not transferable. mobile device SharkNinja warrants that the unit shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of five (5) years from the date of purchase when it is used under normal household conditions and access to warranty information • Access troubleshooting and product care instructions • Be among the first to know about maintained according to the requirements outlined in the Owner’s Guide, subject to the following exclusive product promotions conditions and exclusions: What is covered by this warranty? 1. The original unit and/or non-wearable components deemed defective, in SharkNinja’s sole discretion, RECORD THIS INFORMATION will be repaired or replaced up to five (5) years from the original purchase date. Model Number: 2. In the event a replacement unit is issued, the warranty coverage ends six (6) months following the receipt date of the replacement unit or the remainder of the existing warranty, whichever is later. Serial Number: SharkNinja reserves the right to replace the unit with one of equal or greater value. Date of Purchase: What is not covered by this warranty? (Keep receipt) 1. Normal wear and tear of wearable parts (such as foam filters, HEPA filters, pads, etc.), which require regular maintenance and/or replacement to ensure the proper functioning of your unit, are not covered Store of Purchase: by this warranty. Replacement parts are available for purchase at 2. Any unit that has been tampered with or used for commercial purposes. 3. Damage caused by misuse (e.g., vacuuming up water or other liquids), abuse, negligent handling, TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS failure to perform required maintenance (e.g., not cleaning the filters), or damage due to mishandling in transit. Voltage: 120V, 60Hz 4. Consequential and incidental damages. Watts: 850W 5. Defects caused by repair persons not authorized by SharkNinja. These defects include damages caused in the process of shipping, altering, or repairing the SharkNinja product (or any of its parts) when the Amps: 6.7A repair is performed by a repair person not authorized by SharkNinja. 6. Products purchased, used, or operated outside North America. How to get service If your appliance fails to operate properly while in use under normal household conditions within the warranty period, visit for product care and maintenance self-help. Our Customer Service Specialists are also available at 1-800-798-7398 to assist with product support and warranty service options, including the possibility of upgrading to our VIP warranty service options for select product categories. SharkNinja will cover the cost for the customer to send in the unit to us for repair or replacement. A fee of $24.95 (subject to change) will be charged when SharkNinja ships the repaired or replacement unit. How to initiate a warranty claim You must call 1-800-798-7398 to initiate a warranty claim. You will need the receipt as proof of purchase. A Customer Service Specialist will provide you with return and packing instruction information. How state law applies This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may have other rights that vary from state to state. Some states do not permit the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you. TIP: You can find the model and serial numbers on the QR code label on the bottom of the back of the vacuum pod. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. This Owner’s Guide is designed to help you get a complete understanding of your new Shark® Rotator® Lift-Away® Pet with Self-Cleaning Brushroll. SharkNinja Operating LLC US: Needham, MA 02494 CAN: Ville St-Laurent, QC H4S 1A7 1-800-798-7398 Illustrations may differ from actual product. We are constantly striving to improve our products; therefore the specifications contained herein are subject to change without notice. For SharkNinja U.S. Patent information, visit © 2019 SharkNinja Operating LLC. LIFT-AWAY, ROTATOR, and SHARK are registered trademarks of SharkNinja Operating LLC. QU573 Series IB EN MP Mv2 PRINTED IN CHINA







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