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Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360: Great Tips & Tricks to Know

The Shark NV360 is a pretty big monument in the vacuum cleaning industry. It has been around for almost a decade and people are still loving this vacuum like the day it was released.

In today’s short tips and tricks article, we will go through a few interesting things that you probably don’t know about the Shark 360 vacuum. Who knows, these tips and tricks may help you take the fullest advantage of your trusty, old blue Shark vacuum!

Lean It Backward Whenever Possible

Although the Shark Navigator Lift Away Deluxe NV360 is great at many things, it still has several flaws. Among the most notable of which is the unbalanced design. Because of bad weight distribution, the NV360 has a tendency to tip forward. A forward fall can damage the dust cup and the motor.

As a result, you should try to lean it backward whenever your hands come off of the vacuum. Lean it against a solid piece of furniture or a wall. If it’s not too much of a bother, you should even lay it down on the grounds.

This is terribly inconvenient, yes, but it’s going to save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

Use an Extension Cord

The Shark vacuum NV360 only comes with a 25 feet power cord. Compared to many corded upright vacuums out there with cords as long as 30 and 35 feet, the NV360 is at a disadvantage. If you have a large house that you need to clean, the short power cord can become frustrating to deal with very quickly.

Therefore, you should get a vacuum-safe extension cord if you need a wider cleaning radius. Depending on the length that you choose, an extension cord reel can add an extra 20 to 30 feet to your NV360’s cleaning radius.

Please note that it is very important that you pick the correct extension cord for your vacuum. If you choose the wrong extension cord, it can damage your vacuum. Worse, the extension cord may even catch fire and become a fire hazard.

Read over the extension cord’s wattage and amperage ratings very carefully. Here is a short list detailing the electrical specifications of the Shark navigator NV360:

  • Voltage/Frequency: 120V/60Hz

  • Rated current: 10A

  • Maximum power consumption: 1200W

Never choose an extension cord that is rated either differently or lower than the above numbers.

Clean the Filters

Though this step may seem obvious, a lot of people neglect the filtering system on their vacuum cleaners. For best performance, you should give your filters a thorough wash once every few months (about 3 or 4 months).

In total, the Shark vacuum model NV360 has three air filters.

First, you have two pre-motor filters. One is made from foam and the other is made from felt. They handle large particles like dirt and debris.

Then secondly, you have a HEPA post-motor filter. This high-efficiency filter takes out the smallest of threats that manage to slip through the pre-motor filters. These threats can range from tiny allergens all the way to bacteria and viruses. Therefore, it is crucial that you keep the HEPA filter clean.

All three filters are washable and reusable. If you keep them properly maintained, they can last for years.

Washing the filters is very simple. The first step is to remove them all from the filters (use the manual to know where they are and how to take them out). Wash them using tap water, then let them air dry for 24 hours. Put them back in and voila!

After a while, though, they are going to wear out. At that point, you can replace them using filter replacement kits online. Fortunately, these kits are fairly cheap.


Hope these small tips, tricks and Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360  reviews helped you out with using your Shark Navigator 360 upright vacuum! Until next time.


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