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Shark Navigator Professional Lift-Away NV356E Vacuum cleaner

 
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$179.95 - $389.95
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Summary: This 16-pound upright from Shark is bagless and has suction control, HEPA filtration, a brush on/off switch, and a 30-foot, manual-wind cord.
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Type: Bagless upright vacuums
About - Shark Navigator Professional Lift-Away NV356E
This bagless Shark upright includes a power brush, floor brush, dusting brush, and crevice tool. It weighs 16 pounds and provides helpful features such as a brush on/off switch and suction control.
Features & Specs - Shark Navigator Professional Lift-Away NV356E
info Bag No
info Weight (lbs.) 16
info Brush on/off Yes
info Easy on/off No
info Manual-pile adjust No
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User Reviews - Shark Navigator Professional Lift-Away NV356E
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3.0
Warranty is Not All it is Made Out to Be
12/28/2014
Pros
Good Suction And Flexible
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
No warraanty on brush roller motor.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Built to die quick
7/8/2014
Pros
Cons
Bad 4 Long Hair
Clean Filter Monthly
Inefficient
Mess 2 Dispose
Noisy
Poor Design
Tips Damages Hardwoods
Unreliable
Best Uses
Comment:
After using the purple Shark Navigator which has 21 cyclones & the cup is ridiculously small, I exchanged for the Navigator Lift Away. The cup pulls downward & STRESSES the latch! It is really weird but others complain about the same issue & how it damages the latch.<br />Since you don't have the cyclones you have to wash the filters at least 2X's a month if you vacuum at least 1X a week & you have dogs/ kids. <br />I vacuum 2X's a week mainly hardwoods b/c I think this sucks on carpet & the Eureka Boss Upright keeps carpets WAY cleaner. I have to clean the filters weekly & I choose to vacuum filters clean with my Eureka vacuum attachments.<br />You have to cut hair/ string from the brushroll weekly if any one in the house has long hair.<br /><br />Emptying the dust cup is TERRIBLE & MESSY! I had to bang the heck out of it to dislodge all the fine dust & dust build-up inside the cup. You also have to pull out hair from the cup or cut it off the dust screen which is all really disgusting & super time consuming. I found all the Shark vacuums have this issue.<br />They also tip over and really nick/ damage hardwood floors. <br />I have read complaints from others about the vacuums tipping over SO YOU MUST WEAR SHOES TO PROTECT YOUR FEET b/c it really hurts when it hits you. <br /><br />SHARK VACUUMS ARE NOT FOR OLDER OR WEAKER PEOPLE!<br />Look at Oreck or Soniclean VT bagged vacuums that weigh less & use swiffer products to dust the blinds, cobwebs, & ceiling fans.<br /><br />It is honestly easier changing a bag every 2 months & changing the belt every 3 years on my Eureka boss. PLUS you CAN take Eureka to a vacuum/ service center & get a tech to change the belt for you & give your vacuum a tune-up/ service check.<br /><br />If you have a major issue that requires service then you must shell out at least $40 to cover shipping to & from Shark to mail the ENTIRE vacuum. PLUS you still might be charged for the new part EVEN if you have a warranty. Major pain if you only wanted to mail back the damaged part.<br /><br />I excahnged this one for a Model: UV420 which is still a pain to maintain. After 1 year I am going to see if Costco will let me return it since I wasted over 8 hrs trying to get a replacement part when it is under the 5 year warranty & I DO NOT want to mail an entire vacuum just to get a part, which they still MIGHT charge me for the new part.<br />The vacuums, the maintenance, & the customer service are ALL terrible!<br /><br />Honestly there are bagged vacuums that are better on both carpet & floors, easier to mantain, & easier to service if required.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Good cleaning power, poor design
6/19/2014
Pros
Easy To Empty
Lightweight
Long Power Cord
Powerful/Good Suction
Cons
Poor Design
Best Uses
Carpet
Hardwood Floors
Pet Hair
Comment:
The Shark cleans carpets well, and bare floors with the extra attachment with the pads. Also picks up pet hairs very well, but I did have to cut them off the roller a couple of times. It's light and very easy to manuever with the swivel head, which every vacuum should have in my opinion. The cord is very long, but has to be wrapped manually, which isn't a deal breaker.<br /><br />So it cleans very well, but whoever designed this thing must never have actually used it. It has tipped over numerous times, bopping me in the head once and hitting other places as well. It's very front heavy because of the canister, and even that thing tips over easily if you put down to get under things. Another knock is exactly that - the canister is so large on the front, it's impossible to get down low enough to get under a lot of furniture. <br /><br />I also don't like the hose on the handle for the tools. That thing has no reach and it won't stretch far, and if you try to stretch it, the thing will tip over. Plus, the brush is so small as to be almost useless and keeps spinning around on the end of the handle so i have to keep turning back where it needs to be. The two crevice tools have very narrow small openings and are slanted too much to do much good, but they do get between cushions well. Just don't know if they're very effective.<br /><br />I will have to check for longer more flexible hoses for this thing for me to keep it. I really wish everything was better thought out on this machine, because the suction is really amazing for all floor cleaning jobs and the pet hair attachment works very well. Just wish it wasn't so prone to tipping and had a longer hose and better tools. I would recommend this only for floor cleaning, unless you are a masochist who likes getting beat up by your vacuum cleaner.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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