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Can't get the top unscrewed

The steamer has been stored in attack for summer. The top will not unsrew. Have tried using pliers and it is stuck. Any tips?

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  • karenmattio Dec 01, 2008

    how can u get it off

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    I can't get the top off also.

  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    I have the same problem, what do I do about it. Let me know

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    I have the same problem and unfortunately only used the cleaner once. The cap will not unscrew. We have tried everything and it sounds like I'm not only. Not sure if there are two different metals and they fused together?

  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    I have the Euro Pro hand held steamer. I could not get the cap off even with a wrench. My son was able to get the cap off by braking the plastic. What had happened is the two metals corroded to each other. I am not able to find any place were you can just order the cap.

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    We are having the same problem.

  • avyluz May 12, 2009

    hi i have shark sc 505 steamer, i cant open the lid. it got stock how can i loosen it



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My sister gave me hers that was stored in a humid storage unit--it still had water in it. What I did was hold down the pressure release trigger (with my leg against table top) then turned the top off with both hands, it wouldn't budge till I held the trigger(black). hope this helps, I am also looking for a manual for this little power house. so far I like it.
good luck.

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I had same problem, the brass threaded cap corrodes in the threads on the steamer making it impossible to unscrew. Mine had no water in it at the time, so I plugged it in until it heated up and was able to unscrew it with large channel locks. Be careful not to break the plastic cap. Do not leave plugged in for long, takes only a minute to heat it up to try unscrewing

Posted on Jul 18, 2009

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I had the same problem. Mine had been stored for a year. We had to completely destroy the plastic cap. Once down to the metal underneath we did the boiling water thing. It didn't work at first so we tried it again. And then immediately after applying the boiling water we used ice water to make the metal contract. With pliers on the neck and pliers on the lid we were able to open it. But, I know my husband had to put some strength into it. Hope this helps you all!!!


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