I have had a Shark Steam Mop for about 8 months now & all of a sudden it stopped producing steam. I was using it this past weekend & it produced steam as usual then all at once it stopped. When I push down on the handle to make the steam, it does nothing. No sound or steam. I have always used distilled water as well. Any ideas? Could it be clogged. The unit doesn't appear to get very warm now either. Thanks!
I had the same problem with mine and just fixed it yesterday.
take off the lid
lift the rubber seal and remove the screws
remove screws & black cover where attachments go on
the place that the trigger pushes to push out steam is a goldish colored button made of metal
i tapped mine with a hammer and it works perfectly again
although a 'friend' stole my hose and i can't figure out how to replace it, so mine is pretty useless. i can't figure out how to contact the company.
Solution #2 is right on, all you need to do is free up the rod by removing the 2 screws in the front and the two on top, use a pair of snap ring pliers to get the odd screw loose. Once it is all open, move back and forth with a hammer and punch, spray some lube and it should be fine. Only use distilled or bottled water and leave the top off when not in use.
I am trying to "unclog" a shark hand held steamer. I removed the end cap, pulled off the rubber stopper on the top and removed the one phillips head screw. However, the other screw is different looking...not a phillips head. How do you removed this in order to tap on the metal chamber?
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I just bought one. They are great! But there were no instructions in the packaging. I bought it from Godfreys and have always found them very helpful so maybe call them if my instructions below don't help. I just went with what I thought was right and haven't had any problems.
1 ensure appliance is turned off and unplugged.
2 press down and twist cap to release then it will unscrew all the way out.
3 fill with a maximum of 220mls of water (it comes with a little filling jug like you would get with an iron and it the max level on it is 220mls so I have assumed this is the amount you need)
4. Screw cap back on and on the final turn push cap down tight and twist - this appears to lock the cap in place.
5. Plug in and turn on
6 Let it heat for about a minute
7. Choose the connector - I find the best one is the one with the little brush attached.
8. Make sure the hose is locked into place on the unit properly. You need to slide it on then twist to lock. Same with the connector on the other end.
9. Face the hose and nozzle end away from you and squeeze the trigger on then back of the appliance.
Happy steam cleaning!
Ps I find it best to use the steam in burst of no more than 20 to 30 seconds as it seems to need a second or two now and then to build pressure/heat during use. I could be wrong but it seems to work better for me this way anyway.
John: My daughter has one of these and has the same problem. Does the body of the steamer (where the motor is located on yours) get really warm ? I took this one apart,and could find nothing visual wrong,but the motor itself was so hot that I couldn't touch it.The motor does make sounds even though it isn't supposed to after it has been running for a few seconds, but I don't think that it's turning.and no steam emits,so I suspect that is the problem. All the water hoses were clear,so I suspect that the motor will have to be replaced.It did work once and puffed steam out but not enough to do anything.
The Home-tek steam mop is designed for
use on tile, vinyl and wood laminate flooring. This type of mop works a
bit differently than your regular cleaning mop, as it uses steam to
safely sanitize your hard flooring surfaces while removing stuck-on
InstructionsThings You'll Need
Open the cap of the water reservoir. This is located at the base of the unit, at the top of the reservoir, and twist it off.
Pour tap water into the unit until you meet the fill line; water temperature makes no difference.
Make sure a micro-fiber pad is
attached to the bottom of the unit. This will be included with your
purchase, and you may need to replace the pads over time if they wear or
become heavily soiled. Replacements can be purchased from the
manufacturer. If you need to attach the pad to the steam-cleaning unit,
position the shape of the pad so it matches the base of the unit and
snap into place on all four corners.
Turn on the power switch with your foot. The switch is located at the bottom back side of the unit.
Push the steam mop over the hard
floor surface, pushing the steam trigger as needed at the top of the
handle. Continue until your floor is cleaned to your liking.
The measuring cup holds 1/4 cup. Fill with tap water and pour one full measure into the hole exposed by removal of handle. Then measure table salt into small hollow on handle. Next, pour two (2) full measures of salt into a second measuring cup full of water, and pour into Sisan. Never use more salt than will fill the measuring hollow in handle. Remember that should the steam cease, unplug and refill with two measures of tap water, but no more salt.
Maintenance: Add one (1) teaspoon white vinegar to two measures of tap water, put it in the Sisan Steamer and let it run a few minutes. Then pour this out of the Steamer and rinse well to scale the inside.