Shark Rotator Professional 400 Series


NV400, NV401, NV402, NV403 and NV450

These vacuum cleaners are perfect for pet owners as they include powerful pet tools. They are lightweight and maneuverable and they also have powerful suction and perfect cleaning performance. You might say they are the perfect  “pet-friendly” cleaning tools.

The premium features of these vacuum cleaners include a powerful rotator motor, enhanced swivel Shark Rotator NV400- pet-friendlysteering, ultra-quiet technology, powerful headlights on floor nozzle, extra-long reach 16 foot hose for more efficient cleaning, improved ergonomics – ergonomic handles and buttons – and a full assortment of unique accessories. These accessories include a multi-angle dusting brush, appliance wand, and flexi crevice tool.

The Rotator NV400 is the first Shark vacuum cleaner featuring enhanced swivel steering” and headlights. Essentially it is an upgraded version of the Shark Navigator NV22.

Rotator Professional with XL  reach line includes four vacuum models; NV400, NV401, NV402 and NV403. They all share the same core technologies  with the only differences being their color and the accessories that they come with. Only the NV450 model has lift-away capabilities while the others do not.

Technology and Features: (see Shark Upright Vacuum Cleaners)

  • Patented Never Loses Suction technology with Advanced cyclonic technology
  • Enhanced Swivel Steering Rotator Technology for better control to maneuver around furniture.
  • Anti-Allergen Complete Seal Technology with HEPA filters that traps 99.9% of dust and allergens inside the vacuum
  • 2 pre-motor foam and felt filters and 1 post-motor filter. NV450 is equipped with HEPA filter.
  • Dual-motor with motorized brush roll shutoff
  • Headlights on floor nozzle to illuminate dark areas
  • Suction control slide button is located at the end of the hose
  • Zero maintenance cost (Lifetime belt and filters)
  • Power: 1200 watts equivalent to 10 Amps (except for NV450)
  • Dust Cup Capacity: 1.2 dry quarts – 2.5 dry quarts of real usable capacity.
  • Top- and bottom- empty dust cup
  • Cord Length is 30 ft.
  • Cleaning Path is 10”
  • Weight is 16 lbs.
  • 16 feet extended cleaning reach
  • Dimensions are 45.5” high x 12” wide x 12.2” deep

All Rotator Professional series with XL each come withShark Rotator-NV400-Reach

  • Dusting Brush
  • 18″ Flexi Crevice Tool
  • Large Turbo Brush
  • Wide Upholstery Tool
  • Multi-Angle Dust Brush

The NV400 model has an extra 24” flexi crevice tool and a multi-tool. NV400 and NV402 are red and white color. The NV401 is white and blue color.

See Rotator Comparison Chart

NV450 Shark Rotator Professional

rotator-nv450This vacuum cleaner is a lift-away vacuum cleaner. The Lift-away canister can be used as a handheld to vacuum the stairs and other hard-to-reach places.  It is ultra-light and compact in design and  is equipped with a HEPA filter. It demonstrates the same great cleaning performance as a full size Rotator and at only 12 pounds. Its input power is 700W which is the equivalent of 6 Amps. The dust cup holds 0.8 dry quarts to the fill line with 1.8 dry quarts of real usable capacity.

Standard accessories include: 5.5” and 12” crevice tools, 18” and 24” flexi-crevice tools, multi-tool, universal dusting brush, wide upholstery tool and multi-angle dusting brush.

Accessories and Attachments

Additional attachments are available for purchase at These attachments include:

  • Multi Tool – 3-in-1 combination tool designed to dust a multitude of surfaces, pick up large piles of debris and remove pet hair from curtains and other delicate fabrics
  • 18” and 24” Flexi Crevice – crevice tools with flexible tips extend to access corners, baseboards, tight spaces or ceilings.
  • Small Crevice – narrow tool cleans tight spaces
  • Premium Power Brush – air powered tool designed for fast and easy removal of pet hair and ground in dirt from carpeted stairs and upholstery
  • Multi-Angle Dusting Brush – 3 position soft dusting brush for cleaning blinds, walls, books, ceiling lights and fans and tops of furniture. The stiff front and back bristles allow more aggressive cleaning for stubborn dust.
  • Wide Upholstery Tool – extra wide accessory removes pet hair and dust from curtains and other delicate fabrics
  • Mini Dusting Brush – mini brush for ‘detail’ dusting in tight spaces, even around small collectibles
  • Mini Pet Tool – mini brush with silicone bristles for cleaning pet hair and other stubborn debris off upholstered fabrics
  • Universal Dusting Brush – extra-long dusting brush ideal for cleaning large or small debris and dust on delicate surfaces
  • Mini Blinds Tool – specialized tool for dusting 6 mini blind slats or 3 wooden blind slats at one time
  • Appliance Wand – low profile tool with extendable tip and extra-large opening and bristles for accessing and cleaning under and behind hard-to-move appliances, furniture or any tight area.
  • Accessory storage bag – extra-large bag stores all your vacuum accessories

To Summarize

Rotator 400 series are among the most compact and lightweight of the Shark vacuum cleaner line. At the same time they are very sturdy and durable. They have new advanced technologies like enhanced swivel steering, which is used only in the Rotator model line. Enhanced swivel steering provides better maneuverability around corners and furniture. Extra-long stretch hose of 16 feet helps to reach those difficult to reach areas. The suction power of these vacuums is tremendous – it pulls dust and pet hair from everywhere. The extendable flex-crevice tools are specifically designed for vacuuming in and around narrow spaces. They navigate smoothly over any floor surface and the complete seal makes sure that no dirt or dust particles escape back into the air.

The extra-large capacity dust bin is easy to detach and empty by simply pushing a round button on the unit to release it and another button near the bottom flips open.

Control for the Brush roll on/off makes transition from one floor to another very smooth. The brush roll switch is located on the top of the vacuum for ease of reach with headlights to make cleaning of dark places very convenient. The cord on the machine is nice and long. The quality of build is excellent.

These vacuums even look gorgeous – red, white, silver – they look almost like a rocket ship.

Simply put, these vacuums take a bite out of dirt!