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I have a clogged Shark super steamer.

When I press the trigger button down I do not get any steam. I have already tried using a paperclip to unstuck the nozzle, with no luck.

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  • dmhufman Mar 31, 2009

    no steam when trigger is pressed. Don't see a clog, red light is on, and unit is hot, but no steam.

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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!

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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.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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    tbear498 Aug 05, 2012

    thanks!!...now mine works great!

  • Rob Cole Sep 09, 2013

    With you both tapping this golden colored button made of metal is attached to a golden nut. when this is loose, you will loose pressure. Titan it up with a spanner "properly". Another reason it may mal-function would be the build up of calcium deposits (which build up fast with "hard" water). I have half filled the main unit with vinegar and left it for about 12 to 15 hours. Plugged it in and let it boil away for about 20 minuites. I then pressed the trigger on the end of the hose and I got some pressure coming out, but not allot. I kept on repeating this until I retrieved the appropriate pressure. It is now fully working. Treat this gadget like your household kettle and it should serve you well..... :-)

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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.

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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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Put some C|LR with water and leave it overnight next day it will be as good as newone

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Here's the website where you can order parts, etc. and a toll-free number:

www.sharkcompany.com

1 (800) 798-7398

Hope it helps!

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Do you use distilled water?

Posted on Jun 14, 2010

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Http://www.sharkvac.com/home.aspx

You can order parts i.e. (replace that hose beautiful685) , technical assistance, etc.

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

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    helen totman Nov 17, 2013

    what a great website! I bought one of these yesterday at thrift shop for $4.00, has all attachments, heats right up but won't spray. (why at the thrift shop I guess:), With all these great questions and answers, I think I know what to do. Thanks!

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