This article contains the FAQs for the CV100 Series Shark® Bagless Corded Canister Vacuum. This supports the following product SKUs CV100, CV100C, CV101, and CV101C.

How do I assemble my vacuum?

1. Connect the hose at the other end of the main handle, to the canister vacuum pod.
2. Insert the handle into the top of the wand, making sure you hear and feel a click to know the parts are secured.
3. Insert the bottom of the wand into the nozzle, making sure you hear and feel a click to know the parts are secured.
4. Optional: Attach the accessory clip to the top of the wand for additional accessory storage.

How do I use the different cleaning modes?

The slider control on the vacuum handle allows suction level adjustment. Reduce suction levels on either floor type if you are finding difficulty pushing/pulling the vacuum.

What if my vacuum is lifting area rugs?

Suction is powerful. Using the suction control slider on the handle, reduce suction to a lower suction level. Take care when vacuuming area rugs or rugs with delicately sewn edges.

How and when do I adjust the suction?

Using the suction slider on the handle, reduce suction levels on either floor type if you are finding difficulty pushing/pulling the vacuum.

How do I turn my vacuum off?

You can turn off your canister vacuum using the power button located on the canister pod.

How do I clean above-floor areas?

For above-floor cleaning with the handle only: Press the Handle Release button on the front of the handle and pull up on the handle to detach it from the wand. Attach an optional accessory of your choice to the handle.
For above-floor cleaning with the wand: Using the pedal the bottom of the wand, on the left slide, push the pedal down and pull up on the wand to detach it from the pod. Attach an optional accessory of your choice to the end of the wand.

When and how do I empty the dust cup?

Detach the dust cup from the canister pod by sliding the tabs underneath the dust cup handle up, and removing the dust cup from the pod.
1. Hold the dust cup over the trash and press down on the the release button, located on the underside of the dust cup. The bottom lid will drop open.
2. Tap gently to empty contents.
3. Press the lid shut again until it clicks.
4. Tap gently to remove contents and wipe the interior of the dust cup with a soft cloth.
5. To remove collected debris from lint screen, remove the inner cyclone of the dust cup by squeezing the tabs on each side of the center dust cup, and pull the cyclone out towards you.

When and how should I clean the filters?

Filters may need to be cleaned if your vacuum stops picking up dirt, if airflow is restricted, or if you notice lighter or no suction. Between cleanings, hold filters over the trash and tap lightly to remove dust and debris as needed. Pre-motor foam and felt filters: Rinse the pre-motor filters every 3 months.
1. Remove the dust cup, then take out the filters underneath. Rinse filters with water only, and allow them to air-dry completely before reinstalling.
2. Return the filters to their housing, reinstalling the felt filter first, followed by the foam filter.
3. Reattach the dust cup.
Post-motor HEPA filter: Rinse the HEPA filter every 12 months, or as needed. *
1. To remove the HEPA filter, first pull the tab on the bottom of the filter door located to the left of the cord and plug exit, then lift off the door.
2. Press the tab on the right side of the HEPA filter and pull out the filter.
3. To reinstall the HEPA filter, insert the left side of the filter first. Push in the tab on the right side of the HEPA filter until it clicks into place.
4. To reinstall the door, align the top first, then press in the bottom until it clicks into place.

What should I do if my vacuum turns off on its own?

If your vacuum overheats, the thermostat will automatically turn off the motor. Perform the following steps to restart:
1. Turn vacuum off and unplug it.
2. Empty dust cup and clean filters. See Emptying the Dust Cup and filter maintenance sections for more information.
3. Check for blockages in hose, wand, floor nozzle, accessories, and inlet openings.
4. Allow unit to cool for a minimum of 60 minutes.
5. Plug in vacuum and turn it on.

What happens if I experience small static shocks while vacuuming?

Certain dry conditions in winter or dry desert areas may cause common static electricity to build up in the vacuum, producing small shocks, similar to what you might experience from contact with doorknobs, wool sweaters, or blankets. This is harmless. In order to avoid this, we recommend moisturizing your hands and/or removing wool socks or sweaters prior to vacuuming.

What should I do if the power cord gets caught in the brushroll or floor nozzle?

To minimize the risk of power cord damage, DO NOT run your vacuum over the power cord. If this occurs, immediately shut off power to the vacuum and remove the cord from the brushrolls or nozzle.

What should I do if my vacuum is not picking up dirt or debris?

1. Check filters to see if they need cleaning. Follow instructions for rinsing and air-drying the filters before reinstalling them.
2. Dust cup may be full; empty dust cup.
3. Check hose, hose connections, nozzle, wand, pod, and accessories for blockages. Clear any blockages found.
4. 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, carefully remove them.

What should I do if my cord reel is stuck or jammed?

1. Ensure the cord is fully extended from the unit (if possible).
2. Press the cord retraction button on the canister pod with your hand or foot to activate cord retraction.
3. If the cord still does not retract, tug firmly on the section of the power cord closest to the cord exit, while holding down the cord retraction button.
4. If the cord extended more, repeat steps 2 and 3.

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