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Euro-Pro X I have a Euro-Pro X steam cleaner with an iron. While in the process of using it, it quit producing steam. Everything works just fine, just no steam but the water heats and is under pressure. The hose going to the iron looks almost flat, I didn't notice what it looked like before it quit working.

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  • skipalong Sep 09, 2007

    Dyllan, thank you for your information and time I appreciate it however, since posting I have found that air is getting through the hose. the problem I think is at the point where the stean comes out of the water tank. I will call this part the connector?? because it is where you change the different tools when you want to use them. Could a piece of trash have gotten in there or is there a valve that is maybe stuck in the "closed" position.

  • skipalong Sep 11, 2007

    My Euro-Pro 8001 steam cleaner with iron is also referred to as an EP 965. The problem is that the steam cannot leave the holding tank and get into a hose. Is there anyone who thinks they can help with this problem?

  • skipalong Sep 24, 2007

    I have a Euro-Pro X Steam Cleaner with Iron (Red Canister Type) and it will not steam. There are four lights at the top of the canister. Going from left to right, the first three light up but the forth one does not. Everything works fine,the iron heats,the water heats and is pressurized but the steam does not come out of the water holding tank into any of the attachments hooked to the cannister. The hoses of the attachments are open, air goes through them.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    Steam and water when hot come out of the iron vents

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    I need to press the steam button to have the iron heat when heated there is steam and water leaks out



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Hi Skipalong,


It looks like you've been waiting along time for a solution.  I have a few ideas. 

  1.  The connectors that keep the steam in when an attachment is not hooked up could be stuck. Se if you can tinker with the connectors to see if they are sticking and free to pass steam. I do not know how the Eiro-po stop the steam from coming out when an atachment is not hooked up. just check to see if these connections are sealed shut.
  2. Run distilled water and Vinegar 50/50  to clean out any grime.
  3. When using the Iron, and your finished, drain the iron into the sink before putting it away everytime you use it. This will cut down on Mineral build up. 
  4. Try to only use only Distilled water in your steamer. You can get this at any major store that sells Bottled water.  


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Check the hose for something clogging it. It will be past the flattened area (by that I mean further from the steam cleaner). It sounds like something got stuck in the hose, and as the steam cleaner kept sucking on the hose, it caused the hose to flatten.

Posted on Sep 08, 2007

  • John Goodman Sep 24, 2007

    Stupid question, but is the slider set to no steam by chance? From what I've been able to find, there is a slider to set it to steam or no steam. It is possible that slider has malfunctioned. All that slider does is block the hole leading to the hose that the steam exits through. If somehow the slider got stuck or broken (I'm not sure how that could happen) it might be blocking the steam.

    Your light is on, so it's generating steam. There has to be something physically preventing the steam from exiting the chamber. Unfortunately, I don't think there's much else to be done from here, unless someone else has insight into this specific model. Check that slider, and failing that... I don't know.



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