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Sorry for the delay in responding. I have done many searches and also contacted the maker of Tri Star vacuum products; they did not market the Tristar Steam Buggy.
Before you consider investing more money in your machine you may like to view this video:At this point the only source of replacement parts is likely the secondary or used market. If you search you will find some products offered in places like ebay. For example:
you dont need a new steam cap if steam is coming out of the top, that is supposed to happen when the hose is clogged, it would be very dangerous if that didnt happen, the amount of pressure that thing holds is unreal if you think your cap is leakin steam take a second look. if the cap is not physically damaged then it should be working fine, 9 times out of 10 your hose is clogged
Most units of this type make steam by heating water that is placed in a canister. Other than the place you attach the "hose", there should be only one other place on the body of the unit that opens up... that's most probably where the water goes in. Put water into a measuring cup, graduated cylinder, filling to known point. Then pour water into unit until 1/2" below fill hole. Note on measuring cup how much you used. This is the unit's capacity. Put "lid" or "cap" back on, plug unit into wall and wait a little while. Voila! Steam.