How to Empty Shark Vacuum

Published by Ahmad Jamal on February 23, 2022 | Last updated on May 13, 2023

There is always plenty of dirt to vacuum, but when you’re done vacuuming, you’re still not “fully” done yet.

You are now supposed to safely get rid of this dirt into a trash can somewhere, to make sure you’re fully done with the dirt inside your house.

Luckily, with advanced technologies improving how vacuums work, it’s easier to get rid of the dust, dirt, and debris inside your shark vacuum.

In this Cleaners Advisor article, you’ll be able to perfect how to empty shark vacuum, with a step-by-step procedure on each type of shark vacuum.

Additionally, I’ll give you some valuable tips that you can use to know how to empty shark vacuum like a pro, away from any type of danger.

First and foremost, you don’t want the vacuumed dirt or dust to miss the trash can, and find their way back to the ground, especially after a long day of tiring household cleaning chores, which are a must, but doing them perfectly is a necessity.

How to Know When I Need to Empty Shark Vacuum?

Some models need to be opened to be able to check how full they are, and when you need to empty shark vacuum.

Luckily too, most advanced shark vacuum models either have a debris window to check or the dust bins are completely transparent.

In Rotator & Navigator models, there’s a line called “Max Fill” on the top of each dust bin, you’ll need to empty the bin before reaching that line.

Robotic Shark Vacuums have debris windows in the robot vacuum base, that you can easily check before they’re completely full.

Additionally, by the time you have enough experience with the model you obtained, you’ll be able to tell when it needs to be done by yourself.

I advise you do it by the end of each vacuum if you have a smaller house, and by the time it reaches the limit if your house is of a larger area.

General Tips on How to Empty Shark Vacuum

  • Always check the instruction manual of the model for any special treatment needed for the shark vacuum.
  • Always Turn the Shark Vacuum Off, and Make Sure They’re Not Connected to Power Source.
  • Don’t let the elderly or the children to do it, it can be both hard and heavy on their bodies.

Elephant in the Room: How to Empty Shark Vacuum?

This is a bit of a wide question, as shark produces hundreds of vacuums and tens of advanced models, and they all differ in design, dust bin size, and how to empty shark vacuum correctly.

Therefore, the 3 main Shark Vacuum Types I’ll be covering in this article are:

  • Shark Rotator Vacuum
  • Shark Navigator Vacuum
  • Shark Robot Vacuum

How to Empty a Shark Navigator Vacuum?

Check if the shark navigator vacuum has debris and dirt reaching the “max fill” line, it’s visible on the vacuum.

Slide the dust bin release tabs on the top of the bin itself then lift the dustbin up.

Hold the dust bin over the trash can.

Press the lower dust bin release tab.

If you want to open the upper side of the dust bin press the upper release tab.

Reinstall the bin into the shark navigator vacuum correctly.

You’re clear to go back at it again.

How to Empty a Shark Rotator Vacuum?

Check for the debris level inside the dust bin, and proceed to empty it before it reaches the “max fill” line.

Press the release button on top of the shark rotator vacuum’s handle.

While still pressing the button, take the dust bin away from the vacuum and lift it up.

From there, it’s nearly the same as a shark navigator vacuum, as you should press the lower dust bin release tab.

Then open the upper side of the dust bin using the upper release tab.

You should reinstall the dust bin back into the shark rotator vacuum.

Good to go!

How to Empty Shark Robot Vacuum?

Check status in the debris window on the shark vacuum base.

Press the release button on the top of the window side.

Slide the bin to the outside of the base.

Hold the bin over the trash can.

Press the release button with the Trash Can icon.

The bin base will open releasing the debris

Knock off any remaining debris

Reinstall the bin into the base until it clicks

You’re good to go!

Pro Tips after Knowing How to Empty Shark Vacuum

  • Wear mask
  • Wear gloves
  • Do it in an open area in the house
  • Make sure kids are far away
  • Use a large trash can
  • Don’t hesitate to take it outside the house
  • Treat Each Model Differently

How to Empty Shark Vacuum FAQ

To Wrap Up

Mastering how to empty shark vacuum is an essential part of using a shark vacuum in the first place.

By the end of this article, you should’ve known how to treat 3 main Shark vacuum types, Rotator, Navigator, and Robot vacuums.

If you still have any kind of question, feel free to post it in the comments section below, and I’ll get back to you ASAP.

1 thought on “How to Empty Shark Vacuum”

  1. My shark robot is stuck and I can’t open w the button. Any ideas on how to get it unstuck?

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