Thread Number: 39358  /  Tag: Recent Vacuum Cleaners from past 20 years
The disappearing shark Nr96 31 and its brushroll and hose.
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Post# 417554   12/24/2019 at 13:36 by MilMrtMercry (Phx)        

I got a used nr96 31 Shark lift away canister vac for my mother in law. The brush roll had broken loose from the bearing holder that kept it in place so I have been trying to find a replacement brush roll and it seems impossible to find this part. I've contacted shark and I've looked through countless online vacuum part vendors. also I need a replacement hose for this vacuum but I'm concerned that the electrical conducting and control part of the hoses I have found wont power the electric head for the vacuum because I don't see the connector for that on any of the pictures online. I actually find myself having a feeling like the existence of this vacuum cleaner was intentionally erased with how little info I can find on it, as crazy as that may sound, I know it's not the case but I just find myself feeling that way. Haha. so I'm wondering if anybody can help with this.
Thank you so much for your time and any info and help you may have to offer in advance.

Post# 417586 , Reply# 1   12/25/2019 at 19:45 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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The vacuum looks real similar to the Hoover bagless cannister vacuum everyone got last year for dirt cheap.
I think I found a power nozzle that will work.
I took pics of it on eBay.

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Post# 417698 , Reply# 2   12/28/2019 at 17:35 by MilMrtMercry (Phx)        
The vacuum

Thank you lesinuta, I didnt include a piture here is one. It is not the lift away model.

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Post# 417702 , Reply# 3   12/28/2019 at 19:16 by Blackheart (North Dakota)        

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All I had to do was enter NR96 into Shark's part locator on their website

Like most sharks the brushroll isn't separate you seem to have to buy the entire nozzle you'd be spending around 200 to get a new hose and head

I'd suggest a different vacuum.


Post# 417713 , Reply# 4   12/29/2019 at 01:00 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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I wonder if any other Shark brush rolls will fit it. Otherwise, I'd recommend improvising something. Or, perhaps, buying a cheap used unit for parts.

Post# 417833 , Reply# 5   12/31/2019 at 05:01 by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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"I actually find myself having a feeling like the existence of this vacuum cleaner was intentionally erased"

It's not a feeling - Shark and Dyson (among every other high end vacuum cleaner company) operate the same way. They sell really expensive vacuums and then provide no parts network for them. You have to get lucky and find salvage units, or sell the vacuum as parts and get another model.

I never even knew Shark sold canister vacs in the USA, so this must be a rare model.

Now if you really want to keep this vacuum and are dead-set on using it - an option (assuming the hose fits) would be to buy a Riccar Volt cordless central vacuum power nozzle. It's basically a universal power nozzle for anything you can hook up to it. Many collectors have used it with 60-70 year old vacuums.

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Post# 417835 , Reply# 6   12/31/2019 at 06:31 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I have been VERY happy with my Volt nozzle-have adapted it to fit most of my canister vacuums-even used on the Kirby set up as a "canister"And--works well on my new Rainbow-Volt wand fits perfectly on the Rainbow hose handle!and the NSS M1-the vac shop made up a good adaptor from "Lux" hose parts from his junkbox-price---FREE!Since I bought the nozzle from him.

Post# 417916 , Reply# 7   12/31/2019 at 22:45 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Or anyone else. Could you provide a link to riccar power nozzle.

Post# 417920 , Reply# 8   12/31/2019 at 23:44 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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The price of the Riccar Volt is similar to that of a new Shark upright, so if you're dead-set on a Shark, then just buying a new one would be a better option money wise. I'd keep or donate the old canister Shark if it still works.

Post# 417932 , Reply# 9   1/1/2020 at 04:09 by huskyvacs (Midwestern US)        

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Well OP mentioned he wanted to keep the canister and didn't want an upright, so that's why I brought that up. But yeah otherwise just get another Shark upright. If you're tight on money just look on eBay for used ones and clean them up that way you are not paying new money every time. Or just find a brand that you can readily repair and has a parts network.

Post# 417933 , Reply# 10   1/1/2020 at 06:34 by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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The bagless Bissell Zing canister is only $60, I'm sure you could pair it with a cheap turbo nozzle for under $100 total if OP wants a brushroll.

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