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Frozen top The top of my Shark sc505 is on so tight that I cannot get it off even with heavy duty tools. It appears to be frozen and will not move. How can I get it off so I can use it again?

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  • julietepearc Nov 30, 2008

    hi there

    I have the same model SC505 from Shark and I also can not get the cap off - only thing is I have never used mine - unfortunately Sharksteamers.com and the company I purchased item from Vector Direct - no longer exist - and all Uk outlets mainly Amazon say the item (sc505) unavailable - I do not know what to do other than throw the item away - I have even posted a wanted notice for a second hand Shark steam cleaner SC505 but no results - so sorry I can not help but this cap problem seems to be very common - I wish I had know before

  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    I WILL TRY THE BOILING WATER ON TOP AND LET YOU KNOW IF IT WORKS.


    IT DIDN'T WORK FOR ME. I RECKON ITS "DEEP SIX" TIME.

  • angela_samue Mar 11, 2009

    I have had my steamer for about 4 years and it worked fine. I have used about12 time. For the last year on and off I have been trying to unscrew the top to the tank, to use it, with no success. I had our plumber use some of his tools and he nor my hubasnd can get it off. I read the first suggestion. There was some water left in the tank so it still heats up and work fine. I dont want to throw it away.

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I just bought one from a thrift store we were able to get the top off! We used wd 40 and vice grips and it came off. The machine looks like it was only used once and someone left the water in it. I immediately put white vinegar in it and rinsed it out to remove the sediment that gets in it. There was ALOT. Secret is if you put a bit of white vinegar in it when you steam it will keep the sediment from forming. A bit of CLR now and again wouldn't hurt either. I just didn't have any tonight. We managed to break off the plastic piece off the top, but the metal part that actually seals it is still in tact and it works perfectly. If anyone has a replacement top I would love to buy if off you. Send me an email at: cheaton3@cox.net

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This seems to be a common problem with the SC505 model. I ended up breaking mine off and now trying to sell off the attachments to get some money back.

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Hold the black trigger button down(use tape if neccessary) then you can turn the cap off.
that what i did.

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DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AND GET AGGRAVATED. I THREW MINE IN THE GARBAGE. UNFORTUNATELY THERE ISN'T A WAY TO GET MY MONEY RETURNED!!! P.S. I AM A PLUMBER AND A MECHANICAL CONTRACTOR AND TRIED EVERY WAY I COULD TO REMOVER CAP. HOPE THIS WAS HELPFUL.

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Run boiling water over the top; it will come right off.

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