Shark AH450 Series Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with your Shark AH450 Series Vacuum Cleaner, you are not alone. Many Shark AH450 Series owners experience issues with their vacuum cleaner from time to time, and it can be frustrating to deal with these problems.

I have problems with my Shark AH450 Series

Shark AH450 Series Vacuum Cleaner Problems

Below are common issues and solutions for the Shark AH450 Series:

The Shark AH450 Series is not picking up dirt. No suction or light suction.


  •  Check filters to see if they need cleaning. Follow instructions for rinsing and completely air-drying the filters before re-inserting into the vacuum.
  • Dust Cup may be full; empty Dust Cup.
  • Check the Motorized Floor Nozzle for blockages; clear blockages if required.
  • Remove any string, carpet fibers, or hair that may be wrapped around the brush roll.

The Shark AH450 Series lifts area rugs.


  • Suction is powerful. Take care when vacuuming area rugs or rugs with delicately sewn edges.
  • Turn off the unit to disengage the Brushroll and restart with the POWER slider switch.
  • Open the Suction Control Button on the Motorized Floor Nozzle to decrease suction power

What does the brush roll indicator light mean in the Shark AH450 Series?


  • Solid Green: The brush roll is on and working as it should.
  • Solid Red: There is a jam in the brushroll area. Turn your vacuum off and remove the blockage.
  • Flashing Red: The motorized floor nozzle is overheating. Turn your vacuum off and wait for it to cool down.

The Shark AH450 Series brush roll does not spin


  • If the Brushroll Indicator Light on the Motorized Floor Nozzle turns red, the Brushroll has stopped spinning. Immediately turn off, unplug the vacuum, and remove the blockage. Replace the power plug into the electrical outlet and turn the vacuum on.
  • If the Brushroll Indicator Light on the Motorized Floor Nozzle is green, the blockage has been successfully cleared. If the light is still red, please contact customer service at 1-800-798-7398.
  • Check to make sure the Brushroll was replaced correctly if it had been removed.
  • Make sure that the 2-speed POWER slider switch on the handle is properly set to the desired floor setting.
  • Ensure the hood of the Motorized Floor Nozzle is closed completely.

The Shark AH450 Series brush roll access hood will not close


  • Make sure that the Brushroll was reinserted correctly with the pull tab facing up.

The Shark AH450 Series dust cup will not latch back onto the motorized floor nozzle


  •  Make sure both the bottom door and filter access are fully closed. Press firmly in the center of the Dust Cup on the Motorized Floor Nozzle until you hear a click.

The Shark AH450 Series turns off on its own or the indicator light flashes red


  • This vacuum is equipped with a motor-protective thermostat so the vacuum will shut off if it overheats. Should this occur, perform the following steps to
    restart the motor thermostat:

    1. Turn the unit off.
    2. Unplug the vacuum.
    3. Empty the Dust Cup and clean the filters.
    4. Check for blockages in tubes, accessories, and inlet openings.
    5. Allow the unit to cool for a minimum of 45 minutes.
    6. Plug in the vacuum.
    7. Restart the unit by turning the POWER slider switch on

Shark AH450 Series Replacement Parts

How to Diagnose and Repair a Shark AH450 Series

This guide will help you identify and resolve issues with your Shark AH450 Series Vacuum Cleaner.

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