Shark vs dyson. You asked we're going to tell you
Should I purchase a Shark® Vacuum?
Many customers ask our opinion of the Shark® vacuums that are advertised on TV. We have serviced many of them and want to share our findings. We compared the latest model, the Shark Rotator Powered Lift Away®, to the Dyson Ball™ Multi Floor which most closely resembles the Rotator.
Two Key Disadvantages for Shark
Parts availability — Shark sells very few replacement parts and are available on-line only. If you run over the cord, crack the handle or have a bad switch, parts are not available for purchase. Shark will not repair vacuums that are out of warranty which means the vacuum is thrown away.
Dyson sells all parts for their vacuums and we stock virtually all of them. Parts can be picked up same day and you can fix the machine yourself, or we can repair in our store.
Warranty Service — Shark does not have warranty service centers. If your Shark needs a warranty repair you have to pack it up and send it to Spruce Pine, NC. Again the process can take a few weeks.
We are Harford County's only authorized Dyson warranty center. Check out our warranty dyson page. Bring your vacuum to us and we will complete the warranty work and will take care of the paperwork for you.
Shark Customer Reviews
Amid our research on Shark vacuums, we have come across plenty of positive reviews from homeowners who recently have purchased a Shark. As the vacuum starts to fail or needs service, the customer is exposed to the nightmare of finding parts or getting the vacuum fixed.
The only parts available for the NV751 Rotator are the filters, filter cover, dust cup and wand. If any other part needs to be replaced, the entire vacuum has to be sent to Shark. Their owner’s manual states:
“Non-durable parts including, without limitation, filters, brushes and electrical parts which normally require replacement are specifically excluded from warranty.”
Based on our research, we are confident that Shark does not fix vacuums. If the warranty does not apply, Shark will offer to sell the homeowner a replacement vacuum at a discounted price. We understand that this process can take a few weeks. So a simple problem like a broken switch can turn into a $100 to $200 “repair”.
Furthermore, the owner’s manual states that the customer has to pay the cost of shipping back to Shark plus an additional $19.95 for return shipping. Both of these apply even if the vacuum is under warranty.
Below are a few excerpts from consumeraffairs.com customers’ reviews about Sharks warranty service and replacement parts.
“They leave you with no vacuum for 2 weeks.”
“When I purchased the vacuum, I did not know that Shark will not send replacement parts to qualified vacuum service centers if anything goes wrong.”
“Brush roller now falling out within seconds after I activate it. Found the motor has gone bad after 1.5 years. Called local vacuum repair shops and learned that repair parts can only be bought from Shark, and nowhere else. No local vacuum shops will repair Sharks.”
“Walmart and Target sells Shark vacuum cleaners but not belts? I traveled 8 miles to one store and 15 to another store and no Shark belts on the rack. REALLY!! What’s up with that???”
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