Sewing Patterns, Pattern Review, Sewing Classes, Sewing Machines and Sewing Machine Reviews!
Platinum Sponsor: Stylish Fabric
Over 20,000 of high quality reorderable fabric

[SIGNUP - FREE Membership & 1 FREE Sewing Lesson ]
[Sewing Classes|Shopping Bag Your Shopping Bag|Login|Help]
Sewing Review and Pattern Reviews Sewing Knowledge Base Sewing Patterns Sewing Classes & Sewing Lessons Sewing Machine & Embroidery Machinery Sewing Message Boards Sewing merchants Blog Help/FAQ About Pattern Review
Enter your e-mail address:

Advanced Search
New to PR?
Sewing Machines
Compare Sewing Machines
Sewing Machine & Serger Reviews
Embroidery Machines
Sewing Reviews
Sewing Patterns
Review Gallery
Sewing Books
Sewing Supplies
Sewing Websites
Sewing Stores
Sewing Class Reviews
Sewing Expo Reviews
Sewing Tips & Techniques
Sewing Podcasts
NEW!Fabric Glossary
Sewing Review Requests Add a Review Request
Your Account
Edit Profile
My Page
Wish List
Pattern Catalog
Friends of PR
Join Friends of PR
Find a member
Deal Corner
Photo Album
Chat Room
Chat Schedule
Chat Transcripts
Sewing Classifieds
Add a Classified
Sewing Contests
enter contest
contest report
contest gallery
Favorite Links
reviews with comments
merchant gallery
article archive
newsletter archive
Craft Resources
contact info
shipping rates
returns & refunds

Platinum Sponsor - Stylish Fabric
Stylish Fabric
You are not logged in. Login here.

Message Board > Miscellaneous > Shark Navigator Liftaway Experience? ( Moderated by Deepika, EleanorSews, CynthiaSue)

Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
Go to Page:
Shark Navigator Liftaway Experience?
How does it work on carpet with threads?

Member since 10/4/03
Posts: 30
Login to reply to this post

Date: 5/20/12 2:37 PM

I'm trying to clean up my act. I don't want to buy a new vacuum unless I know it would be better than what I already own, though I haven't bought a new vacuum cleaner in at least a decade.

My aunt has a long haired dog and thinks the Shark Navigator Liftaway is the best thing ever invented. She lives too far away for me to borrow her machine. Does anyone here use one of these on the threads that hang onto clothes and fall all over the house? (Am I the only thread slob?) :blush:


Miss Fairchild
Miss Fairchild
Member since 8/24/02
Posts: 7936
Login to reply to this post

In reply to LaurieEm <<

Date: 5/20/12 7:51 PM

I purchased one of these because I didn't want a super heavy duty upright for the upstairs (I have a Hoover Wind Tunnel downstairs). I also wanted something with an 11" cleaning path that would get under furniture, around the toilet, etc.

I liked it at first; the cleaning power was pretty good. I especially liked the liftaway part, where I could use it to clean my sewing room. I liked being able to dump whatever, without having to worry about a bag. And yes, it did clean well. But....I gave it to DH for his man cave..

Why? Well the darn thing tips over very easy; the design is poor as the motor sits higher than the wheels. So just when you thought you had the thing upright, over it goes; almost injured the dog.

Another reason why I gave it away was because the dust cup was too small! It looks big in the picture, but there's a tube in the middle of it which takes up about half the size.

Another reason is that darn filter; it's a piece of foam and Shark requires you to clean it every three months. Yuck! Although I'm all about "reuse, reduce, recycle", trying to get that 2 inch piece of foam clean was a bear! Mostly because it took over two days for it to dry. (Imagine trying to clean memory foam because that's about what it was.)

And finally, when I lowered the handle to vacuum, there was no handle release; you just tugged on it till it went down. This told me that after a while this would wear out; from all the up and down movement.

So, I bought another Wind Tunnel...

"Play the cards you are dealt, but choose who is sitting at the table"..AARP magazine

My blog:

Maia B
Maia B  Friend of PR
Advanced Beginner
Member since 10/27/10
Posts: 4479
Login to reply to this post

Date: 5/22/12 2:58 AM

I have a Shark Navigator, not the lift-away. It's very strong in term of suction, but it also tips over very easily when using the hose. Still, very worth the low price. I've had it for about 3 years.

🌸 Plenty of machines, mostly Berninas 🌸

Go to Page:
Please LOGIN or Join PatternReview
printable version Printable Version

* Advertising and soliciting is strictly prohibited on If you find a post which is not in agreement with our Terms and Conditions, please click on the Report Post button to report it. Miscellaneous >> Shark Navigator Liftaway Experience?

Merchants on PR
Lanetzliving Vintage Sewing Patterns
Vintage Sewing Patterns
Style Arc sewing dress patterns
Patterns That Fit
Web site
Victoria Jones Collection
Timeless Hawaiian styles
Web site
So Vintage Patterns
Thank You for Joining!
Fitz Like a Glove Ironing Board Cover
Made In Australia

Copyright © 2014® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.
Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Online Sewing Classes
Create a Jacket Muslin
Fee: $29.00
(Regular $49.00)
Create a Jacket Muslin

Online Sewing Classes
Sewing Basics
Fee: $14.99
(Regular $14.99)
Sewing Basics

No Pattern Used apron Apron
Review by hongkongsh... on 12/17/07
Read Review

Butterick 5954 Pattern ( Size LRG-XLG-XXL )
Butterick 5954 Pattern ( Size LRG-XLG-XXL )

Price: $17.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

McCalls 2818 Pattern ( Size 8-10-12 )
McCalls 2818 Pattern ( Size 8-10-12 )

Price: $13.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Simplicity 2724
Review by TheHomeEco... on 8/26/09
Read Review

Oliver + S Puppet Show Tunic + Shorts Digital Pattern( Size Birth-24 months) )
Oliver + S Puppet Show Tunic + Shorts Digital Pattern( Size Birth-24 months) )

Price: $13.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Blank Slate Favorite Purse Digital Pattern
Blank Slate Favorite Purse Digital Pattern

Price: $7.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

SewBaby Travel Nappers Pattern
SewBaby Travel Nappers Pattern

Price: $8.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

You Sew Girl Panel Bag
You Sew Girl Panel Bag

Price: $19.95
Add to Bag Add to Bag

Subscribe to PR Message Board Feed Subscribe to the PR Message Board Feed Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe at NewsGator Online Subscribe at Bloglines Add to MyMSN