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Have a Karcher steamer SC1002. The safety cap will not turn. Did not leave any water in it after I last used it. According to the instructions I needed to contact customer services but they were no help. Any suggestions please as how I can release the cap so I can use the machine. Thank you

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  • jaybeegeezer Dec 11, 2008

    I have the same problem with my steam cleaner. The valve inside the cap is stuck and will not engage to release. The only solution I can think of is to break the plastic part at the top of the cap so as to enable a pair of grips to turn the threaded part. Have yet to try though as I am still looking for technical details.

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Dear friends,
I once solved a problem like this with a simple trick. The problem is that it should be done by a qulified tecnician. I will suggest this trick, but do not take responsability if unqualified persons try to do it. The trick is to fill the steamer again with water from some where else. Most probably the cover of the steamer has to be removed. Thou one can try to fill ot from the outlet. Now when there is water in the steamer, one must put it on, and let the temperature rise. When the temperature is at its normal reading, you just let it cool slowly. (leave as much water inside as possible). As it is cooling, you must try at intervals to unscrew the tap. If it is still very hot this is not possible(safety)....if it is too much cold, also not possible. So find the RIGHT and SAFE temperature. And the tap can be removed.
fulltech

Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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