Shark NV501 vs NV502 what’s the difference?

To those who want to learn the difference between Shark NV501 and NV502, these 2 vacuum cleaners belong to the Shark Rotator NV500 Series.
Shark Rotator NV502 and NV501 Lift-Away vacuum cleaners are identical except for the accessories they come with.
Below is the details:

The Shark Rotator NV501: general distribution for Macy’s, Lowe’s, Kohl’s, etc.
It comes with the accessories below:
* Multi-tool
* 18″ Flexi Crevice Tool
* Canister Caddy
* Straight Suction Nozzle
* Premium Power Brush
* Multi-Angle Dusting Brush
Shark NV500 Tools
Its retail price is $229 – $249

The NV502 comes with the accessories below:
* Multi-tool
* 18″ Flexi Crevice Tool
* Canister Caddy
* Straight Suction Nozzle
* Premium Power Brush
* Car Detail Kit
Shark NV502 Tools

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21 Answers to Shark NV501 vs NV502 what’s the difference?

  1. bobette yurista says:

    I would like to know how I can get the multi-angle dusting brush. just bought my second shark vacuum cleaner I bought the rotator nv500 and like the navigator I think they are the best vacuum on the market. would not trade it for anything. good job

  2. bobette yurista says:

    would like to know how to get the multi-angle dusting brush

  3. Vincent says:

    Soooo… basically, it’s better to get the NV502 at Bed Bath and Beyond + the usual 20% off. Plus, it’s cheaper to separately buy the $20 multi-angle attachment compared to the $40 Car Detail Kit.

  4. Cathy says:

    Amazon says it is 27 pounds to ship the 502. Is the vacuum that heavy? Does the caddy weigh a lot? I kinda like the idea of disconnecting it from the caddy when doing my hardwood floors and for doing the stairs.

    • SharkFan says:

      According to the info from Shark official site, the full upright weighs 15.5 lbs, the “Lift-Away” pod weighs 8.4 lbs. Don’t know how heavy the caddy is.

  5. mike says:

    I currently own three Shark pro vacuum cleaners. Two of which are red in color ant the other is blue. What is the difference?

    • bpvac says:

      You own these vacuums but don’t know the difference between them???
      Do they look exactly the same except for the color scheme? What are the model numbers? Where did you buy them? What tools do they come with?

    • Barry Soetoro says:

      The blue one is about 3 pounds heavier because the paint weighs more.

  6. Richard says:

    what is the difference between the shark 500 and thw shark 550?

  7. Anna says:

    We just bought a Shark NV502 after much research online and I cannot begin to express how much I love, love, love this vacumn. It is shocking how much pet hairs and dust it has picked up in every room and the lift away canister is a dream for steps. it rolls easily on all surfaces and the attachments are great. we decided to go with the more expensive model to get the variety of attachments that we wanted. we bought ours at Bed Bath and Beyond for $259 – with the 20% off coupon the price came down to $202 plus tax. if we use this vacuum for 5 years that is $40 a year for something that gets used every week, so i think the price is fair for the product.

  8. Anonymous says:

    I just read there is a warning that this vacuum contains lead and may cause cancer and to wash hands after use. It was on the label tab when I was reading about the product on a website

  9. joanie says:

    why can I not find the Shark Rotator NV502 at any retail store? I have called bed bath and beyond and they do not carry it. only found it on line with Amazon. i am told the warranty is not honored if purchased though Amazon because there is no way to prove if it was new or refurbished. I live in the Denver, Colorado area.

  10. Anonymous says:

    We just bought a NV502 for $120 at Big Lots.

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