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My shark will not turn on.

I have had it plugged in for 20 minutes, I have also switched plug ins no luck. I noticed that I left some water in it last time. Could that have caused a problem?

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  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    I have the same problem. My light also does not come on.

  • GQadam May 20, 2009

    I plugged my mop in and used it just fine. I plugged it back in later in the day and the light wouldnt come on and it wouldnt work.



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That should not bother it...

Here is a tip that I wrote about the Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop and why it maynot be getting steam to the head...

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Here also is a link to get any of the Shark Manuals that you need.


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