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Model #NV601

Rotator Lift-Away Speed Vacuum Cleaner

  • Lift-Away Pod for carpet, stairs, hard floor, and more
  • Anti-Allergen Complete Seal® and HEPA filter trap dust and debris
  • Compact size and lightweight maneuverability
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Product Overview

A compact 2-in-1 Lift-Away upright vacuum with a detachable pod for portable cleaning power. With the push of a button, Lift-Away technology allows you to lift the canister away and easily clean in hard-to-reach areas. This vacuum's nozzle has LED lights and swivel steering for excellent visibility and control when maneuvering around furniture and has a completely sealed system with a HEPA filter to trap dust and allergens. It includes the Hard Floor Hero, which picks up surface litter and stuck-on debris and has brushroll access for quick and easy maintenance.
  • Lift-Away, press a button to lift the canister away and easily clean hard-to-reach areas
  • 2-in-1 vacuum: upright and lift-away for portable cleaning
  • hard floor hero, picks up surface litter and stuck-on debris, providing superior bare floor cleaning
  • Brushroll garage, easily access the brushroll without turning the vacuum upside down
  • Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology plus a HEPA filter, traps 99.9% of dust and allergens inside the vacuum
  • Advanced swivel steering with LED headlights, excellent control for maneuvering around furniture
  • Includes: hard floor hero, pet multi-tool, 12 in. crevice tool

Info & Guides

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Amperage (amps)10 A7.5 A5.8 A7.5 A
Floor Care FeaturesBagless,Pet HairBagless,Edge Cleaner,HeadlightsBagless,Detachable Canister,Variable SpeedBagless,Brushroll,Headlights,Rotating Brush
Recommended SurfacesBare Floor,Carpet,Laminate,Stairs,Tile,Vinyl,WoodBare Floor,Carpet,Laminate,Tile,WoodBare Floor,Carpet,Laminate,Tile,Upholstery,WoodBare Floor,Carpet
Cordless/ CordedCordedCordedCordedCorded
Operation StyleHand-DrivenPushHand-DrivenPush
Filter TypeWashableHEPAHEPAHEPA
Voltage (v)120v120v120v120v
Included AccessoriesCrevice tool,Duster,Handle,NozzleCrevice tool,Floor brushCrevice toolCrevice tool,Dusting Brush,Upholstery Tool
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Cleaning Range with Tools(ft.)
Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


Amperage (amps)
7.5 A
Appliance Category
Floor Care
Brush Bristle Type
Capacity (gallons)
Cleaning Path Width (In.)
Color Family
Cord Length (ft.)
Cordless/ Corded
Filter Type
Floor Care Features
Bagless,Edge Cleaner,Headlights
Included Accessories
Crevice tool,Floor brush
Number of Attachments
Number of Filters
Number of Wheels
Operation Style
Product Weight (lb.)
20.83 lb
Recommended Surfaces
Bare Floor,Carpet,Laminate,Tile,Wood
Voltage (v)

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
UL Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
5 Years

Questions & Answers


What is this model number?

Asked by Eric October 22, 2019

Hello, We would like to confirm that the model number for this Shark® Rotator® Lift-Away® Speed Vacuum is NV601. We hope this information helps. The Customer Support Team

Difference in lift away models : Speed NV611and Professional NV501are they both current or the 5...

Asked by Sharkowner July 7, 2018

Hello Sharkowner, The Shark® Rotator® Lift-Away Speed™ Upright Vacuum - NV611 is a newer model. It is also slightly smaller than the NV501. The NV501 dust cup holds 1.3 dry quarts, where the NV611 holds 0.9 dry quarts. The main difference is that the NV611 has a brushroll garage door that allows you to easily access the brushroll without turning the vacuum upside down. We hope this information helps. The Customer Support Team

How well does this vacuum pick up dog hair?

Asked by Bean June 28, 2018

Amazingly! I have two dogs and a cat and this vac picks up dog and cat hair like a champ!

Which filters fit the NV601

Asked by Peg May 15, 2018

This unit is compatible with Pre-Motor Filter Kit (Foam & Felt) XFF600 and Post-Motor Filter (HEPA) XHF600.

How do you empty the dirt tank on this model?

Asked by Jonesy February 25, 2018

To empty the dust cup please follow the steps mentioned below: 1. Lift the dust cup off the pod by pulling up on the release latches on the sides of the dust cup handle. 2. Hold dust cup over a trash bin and press the bottom dust-cup release latch. 3. Press top dust-cup release latch to access dust screen and remove built-up debris as required.

How well does it clean plush carpet?

Asked by Trace January 22, 2018

I have plush carpet as well as area rugs and hardwood floors and this vacuum does an amazing job on all surfaces! Cleans and grooms my plush carpets beautifully!

I can't operate this model because I don't have the manual Could you be kind to send me one?...

Asked by Mariel December 2, 2017

Go to this web site: https://www.sharkclean.com/include/pdf/manual-NV601.pdf

How much does it weigh? Are ant Shark models self-propelled?

Asked by Bob November 13, 2017

The entire vacuum weighs about 7 lbs. It is NOT self-propelled.

Is it also great on carpet and pet hair?

Asked by Tony January 4, 2017

Yes! I highly recommend this vacuum for pet owners with carpet! Unbelievable cleaning power on carpet!

Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 37 reviews
  • 82% recommend this product
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Nice vacume
This is my second shark, I liked the first one so well. The problem is the first one I had for years before the hose cracked. Duct taped it up till I could afford a new one, got one two years ago. And here we go again but only 2 years this time. Looked in replacement parts, no hose. This sucks, where's the duct tape!
by Bon59
I love this vacuum. It is light weight and easy to use. It has great features for multi surface h...
I love this vacuum. It is light weight and easy to use. It has great features for multi surface homes. Our home has tile in the bathrooms, area rugs, laminate flooring, and carpet. I can easily switch between functions as I vacuum across the house. The hard floor attach is my favorite attachment. It works perfectly for getting the floor dirt free before mopping. I also like the easy wand feature for vacuuming the base boards and the upholstery on the couches. The canister is easy to carry and makes it simple to reach hard to reach places. I regularly clean the filters and have no issues with losing suction. My only complaint is that the cord is short.
by dcline
1 person found this helpful
The Shark Rotator vacuum is full of features and attachments. Everything worked exactly as it's d...
The Shark Rotator vacuum is full of features and attachments. Everything worked exactly as it's designed to work. Suction is better than I thought it would be. Until I got comfortable with the feel of the vacuum it felt a little bottom heavy trying to maneuver it around on the carpeting. Once I got a feel for it it was no problem to operates around the room and furniture. Works on carpeting or hardwood floors.There are step by step instructions for when you need them. Has a 5 year limited warranty.
by Weld387
1 person found this helpful
I've gone through a lot of vacuum cleaners over the years. I used to always stick with one major...
I've gone through a lot of vacuum cleaners over the years. I used to always stick with one major brand but found the quality and lifespan of that brand have gone downhill. This is my first Shark vacuum and I'm now sold on this brand. When I first assembled it(which was a piece of cake) I was a little hesitant about how well it would work because it's so lightweight. I was used to much heavier vacuums. So I was pleasantly surprised at how great the suction is. Wow. One thing that's different is there is no height adjustment for different carpet thicknesses but there is a suction control which you can adjust to compensate. My carpet has pretty thick pile and it glides over it with no problem. This also comes with a hardwood floor attachment which I've never had with previous uprights and it's a definite must, in my opinion. It works great on edges and under furniture. All in all, I love this vacuum. If I had to criticize anything, it would be that it comes with 3 attachments but only has room onboard for 2.
by JoeFromOH
3 people found this helpful
Shark's newly added feature is a wonderful game changer. They added a Suction Control Lever. Now ...
Shark's newly added feature is a wonderful game changer. They added a Suction Control Lever. Now when I'm trying to vacuum a throw rug or draperies, etc. I can move the lever toward minimum suction and the vacuum doesn't try eating up my rug or drapes. What an awesome addition. This is a pretty powerful vacuum when power control lever is in maximum position. Everything is labeled and is easily readable. The debris container releases the dirt & dust from the bottom with the push of a button. The rollers and belt are easy to see and access. All the accessories worked fine except for the hard floor cleaner. I liked how the part moves from side to side but it really didn't pick up much from my linoleum floors. The vacuum without the attachment however did pick up the dirt off the floor. It's a nice looking vacuum and it does the job very well. The pet / upholstery attachment really pulled the dog and cat hair off my furniture. This is one awesome, do everything, vacuum. It's light weight and very quiet. I highly recommend this Shark Vacuum.
by Lady
5 people found this helpful
This is my First Shark Vacuum and It's Awesome. This Shark Rotator Lift-away Speed Vacuum Cleaner...
This is my First Shark Vacuum and It's Awesome. This Shark Rotator Lift-away Speed Vacuum Cleaner is Very Powerful. The Lift Away Feature is a Real Plus for cleaning Walls and Stairs and our Mattress. The Bag Less Canister comes of easily and the Duel Filter System keeps down the dust. The Three Attachments are Great. It Swivels and has Bright Lights.Compared to my other Vacuums at a Much Higher Price, the Shark Wins Hands Down.
by Theriz
The Quick Start Guide gives you an excellent pictorial on how to assemble and use this vacuum, US...
The Quick Start Guide gives you an excellent pictorial on how to assemble and use this vacuum, USE IT. It clearly explains the two ways to clean, i.e. Upright or Lift-Away. There are no less than three built in filters that need to be cleaned and are explained in the instruction booklet. Be aware that there are numerous clicks, turns and pops that are encountered during assembly and using this device that makes it quite complicated, at first. It comes with three accessories, but only two onboard accessory holders. And some of the accessories are difficult to align with the wand and are complicated to use. Once you get knowledgeable on all the configurations using it becomes easier. There’s a suction control that is handy when you encounter throw rugs that keep getting caught up into other vacuum cleaners. During use it easily picked up dirt, dust and pet hair off carpets. It was less effective picking up pet hairs on hard floors as the brushroll kept rotating the hairs and didn’t allow the unit to completely vacuum them into the canister (Dust Cup). The brushroll is easy to remove and clean. On carpets the rotation of the brush assisted in moving the vacuum forward, but when pulled in reverse I expected a hard resistance, but it was only mild. There’s a “full” line on the dust cup that when the dust reaches it the cup needs to be emptied. There are two bright LED “driving lights” in the front and a warning light that turns from green to red if the brushroll gets jammed. No vacuum cleaner is 100% effective in all circumstances, and I have used many in my 70 years. This one is light, versatile, handles easily and seems to be effective at picking up dirt and dust. As it comes, it does a fair job at cleaning pet hairs. There is a Shark accessory available specifically for cleaning pet hairs. For the price I recommend this Shark vacuum as it does do a good all-around job.
by JimA
Brush no longer spins!
I've had this vacuum for about 3yrs. It worked great then suddenly the brush stopped spinning. I'm wondering is there anyway that can be fixed. Also I looked up my model number NV60 and it seems like it doesn't exist. Like it was never made
by Jones48
Not happy with this product
I purchased two sharks. One in March 2020 XL capacity ati-allergen, Model uv550 the other purchased April 2020 model NV60. UV550 stops sucking on any surface. Cleaned every part and nothing has changed. The other NV60 makes a loud noise and doesn't pick up well. I've heard so many great things about these vacuums and I'm so dissatisfied
by Tina
Not happy 1 year after purchase!
I have had this vacuum for almost two years now. I'm not impressed with this vacuum holding it's suction. The canister won't hold airflow to push the hair around. We have two dogs and I have long blonde hair. I am ALWAYS having to clean out every single filter- everyy other clean, in addition to the brush roll before each session. Thankfully I have a warranty for 5 years, so I plan on contacting them again (2nd) time to see if they can help.
by Allison
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