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Broken/snapped off handle with minimal use...twice...two differen

Hi! I am currently @ my sons' school and rushing/ unable to review other problems at the moment. I love the Shark steam cleaner...I have nerve injuries in my dominant right arm and semi-paralysis...SO!!! I am unable to exert much pressure on the handle. I find that this piece of equipment works wonders with minimal effort and get compliments on my floors almost every time someone comes to visit.
MY PROBLEM (which may already be posted)..............I bought a second machine after the first, only 3-4wks. old, broke while I was using it. It suddenly snapped, the handle, just above the spot where it slides down to produce steam.......I BLAMED MYSELF..........well, I bought a new one, and this a.m., took it off the hook in the pantry. It was behind a broom and I took it out, I wasn't forcing suddenly snapped in the exact same spot on the handle......I am so frustrated. I am a single, currently partially disabled mom, trying to get back to work...using this cleaner instead of a mop and bucket both because I love it and to rest and heal my injured upper extremity and neck..........IS there ANYTHING I can do??or do I have to go to Best Buy and spend another almost $100.00 on a third one?? Does anyone know of a sturdier brand I can buy??
$$$ is an issue as I currently have no income........I actually got a $2.00 lottery ticket and for once was lucky and won $100.00 which immediately paid for my second Shark. Any suggestions if this can be fixed or somehow replaced??? THX for any/all suggestions........Sam

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  • araucana Mar 10, 2009

    My handle snapped too but because something a 5lb bag of sugar fell on it.  I don't want to buy a new one and was thinking of using mighty putty and trying that.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    I had the same problem, my handle broke. I called customer service # (someone from India it sounded like) and after 20 minutes she told me I had to pay $20 plus shipping for a new one. I complained b/c it was ony 7 months old and she immediately said it would be sent to me for free. So, get 20 minutes of free time and call customer service.

  • jmlf Apr 11, 2009

    Handle broke off in same place. I emailed customer service, but got a reply to call them. I asked for the specific part, a #6 Pump Actuator.

    The response I got was:

    Thank you for your recent email.
    Please call Customer Service at (800) 798-7398 for further assistance.

    With regards,

    Customer Service Team
    Euro-Pro Operating LLC.

    Seems they only want to repair it for you, or sell you a new one.

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    Same problem, handle broken at actuator. I was able to remove the broken part, found the manual and the part that I needed (#5 lower cord wrap, or #6 pump actuator). The part that is needed is not the one that is part of the actuator, but the piece that the lower cord wrap is attached to and snaps into the pump actuator. Unfortunately, I received the same story from customer service - send it in for repair. They would not provide a complete picture or the part number ofr the lower cord assembly so I could determine which part I needed or if I actually needed to ship it back. And, of course, they would not talk to me until they had recorded ALL of my information. VERY FRUSTRATED!!!!! Too bad, seems like a good product (other than the handle), but poor customer service.



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The shark has a one year warranty... send it back ...

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