How to Empty a Shark Rechargeable Sweeper

Shark rechargeable sweepers are battery-powered cleaning devices used to pick up light dirt and debris from hard-surface floors and carpets. Dirt and debris is drawn into the sweeper with a rotating brush in the front of the nozzle. The waste container that collects the dirt is much smaller than the containers and bags found on full-size vacuum cleaners, and needs to be emptied often to ensure proper operation.

Step 1

Turn off the sweeper using the power pedal on the nozzle of the sweeper.

Step 2

Press the dust-cup release lever on the back of the nozzle and lift the handle to remove it from the nozzle. The dust cup is connected to the handle.

Step 3

Hold the dust cup over a waste receptacle and press the dust-cup release button on the middle of the handle.

Step 4

Close the dust cup by pressing on the bottom panel. You will hear a click when the panel is closed.

Step 5

Line the dust cup over the nozzle and press down until it snaps in place. The sweeper is ready for use again.

William Pullman

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