Shark ZU561 vs LA322 vs LA502 what’s the difference?

The difference between Shark ZU561, LA322 and LA502:

  • Brushroll
    The main difference between them is the Brushroll design.
    The LA322 uses a standard brushroll.
    The ZU561 uses a self-cleaning brushroll, they name it Zero-M Technologyâ„¢. According to Shark, the design actively removes hair wrap from the brushroll while you vacuum.
    The LA502 equipped with self-cleaning DuoClean Powerfins. The DuoClean design means there are two different rollers in the floor nozzle for cleaning floors. The Powerfins design means one of the rollers uses silicon fins to replace the bristles. According to Shark, the Powerfins deliver non-stop contact on the carpets and floors.
  • Headlights
    The ZU561 does not have Headlights whereas the LA322 and LA502 have headlights on the floor nozzle to help clean low light spots.
  • Color
    The The ZU561 is red, the LA322 is black, while the LA502 is grey.
  • Accessories
    The ZU561 comes with a Duster Crevice Tool, a Hair Removal Multi-Tool, and a Wide Upholstery Tool;

    image from ZU561 manual


    the LA322 comes with a Crevice Tool, a Dusting Brush, and a Pet Power Brush;
    the LA502 comes with a Crevice Tool, a Pet Multi-Tool, and a Self-Cleaning Pet Power Brush.

    image from sharkclean.com

Similarities between them:

  • Lift-Away Design – The detachable pod can be lifted away to help clean stairs and high and low hard to reach areas, such as stairs and windowsills.
  • Anti-Allergen Complete Sealed System captures and traps over 99.9 percent of dust and allergen (based on ASTMF1977 down to 0.3 microns or larger).
  • Swivel Steering for maneuvering easier around corners, furniture, and more.
  • Suction Control Slider for adjusting suction power to clean different surfaces.
  • No automatic cord rewind, cord needs to be winded manually.
  • No brushroll On/Off control, brushroll spins in both Hard Floor setting and Carpet setting.
VacuumShark ZU561 Navigator Lift-Away Zero-M Speed Upright Vacuum CleanerShark LA322 Navigator Lift-Away ADV Upright Vacuum CleanerShark LA502 Rotator Lift-Away ADV DuoClean PowerFins Zero-M Upright Vacuum Cleaner
Model#ZU561LA322LA502
TypeUprightUprightUpright
Power SourceCordedCordedCorded
Power Specs120V, 60Hz,800W,6.7A120V, 60Hz,960W,8Amps120V, 60Hz,960W,8A
Cord Length
25-foot25-foot25-foot
Auto Cord RewindNoNoNo
Suction Control SliderYesYesYes
Pile Height AdjustmentOne Carpet SettingOne Carpet SettingOne Carpet Setting
Fingertip Power ControlNoNoNo
Lift AwayYesYesYes
Powered Lift AwayNoNoNo
Swivel SteeringYesYesYes
Brushroll On/Off ControlNoNoNo
Self Cleaning BrushrollYesNoYes
DuoCleanNoNoYes
PowerfinsNoNoYes
Led HeadlightsNoYesYes
Anti-Allergen Complete SealYesYesYes
HEPA FilterYesYesYes
Dust Collection TypeBaglessBaglessBagless
Bin Capacity0.85L0.89 qts0.89 qts
Hose Length6.6-foot6-foot6-foot
AttachmentsDuster Crevice Tool, Hair Removal Multi-Tool, Wide Upholstery Tool8" Crevice Tool, Dusting Brush, Pet Power BrushCrevice Tool, Pet Multi-Tool, Self-Cleaning Pet Power Brush
Weight13.4lbs12.3lbs12.3lbs
ColorPeony RedBlackMetallic Grey
Dimensions(inch)12 x 9.5 x 45.612 x 10 x 46.512 x 10 x 46.5
Warranty5-Year Limited Warranty5-Year Limited Warranty5-Year Limited Warranty

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