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The brass nozzle is stuck. I already put some w40, but it doesn't seem to work. Can you suggest something else? Thank you

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  • csmsantana Apr 15, 2009

    I need to know how I can create the pressure to release the brass nozzle.

  • csmsantana Apr 15, 2009

    I need to know how I can create the pressure to release the brass nozzle on my Scunci. The brass nozzle got stuck and it's not releasing steam.

  • csmsantana Apr 15, 2009

    Do I put the whole thing in the freezer? won't it damage the unit?

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Empty out all the water and put it in the freezer for an hour or so.
The brass will shrink, allowing the nozzle to be removed.

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Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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    blueextc3221 Apr 15, 2009

    not if all the water is out.



    A second option is to purchase a can of compressed air - and go against the directions and spray it upside down.



    This will release the cold difluoroethane directly on the brass and temporarily shrink it as well.



    I suppose you could try the fridge first - however it will take much longer... and wont shrink as much.



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    blueextc3221 Apr 15, 2009

    Here are a few other users solutions too...



    To remedy this, I did the following:


    1) Removed screws from:

    a) Lower area of handle (1 screw),

    b) Top of steamer, under round rubber flap around fill hole (2 screws),

    c) Front of steamer where nozzles attach (2 screws)


    2) Removed back of handle, top of steamer, front of steamer where nozzles attach

    3) Once all parts are removed, you can see a brass button that is pushed by the trigger


    4) Using a needle-nose pliers, grasp and rotate the button several times in both directions (you may hear it cranking against the interior spring). Do this until it turns fairly easily with the pliers.

    5) Once this is done, you fill find that the brass button can be very slightly depressed with a bit of force. You may also need/want to unfold a large paper clip to push into the nozzle hole to help unsticking the brass button (not sure if that helped in my case, but it was something I tried along the way). When the brass button moves in and out (again, it won't move much), the steam release mechanism is unstuck!


    6) Reassemble all parts (everything snaps back neatly into place).
    This worked for my unit!











    To fix the problem of no steam coming out or steam coming out without pushing the buttom.
    Do this:

    1. Remove the two screws from the from of the steamer then remove the end cap.

    2. Removed screw from the lower area of handle.

    3.Top of steamer, remove the two screws under round rubber flap around fill hole.

    4. Removed back of handle, top of steamer, front of steamer where nozzles attach.

    5. Remove the plastic tube where the steam comes out.

    6. Now look in the hole where the steam comes out and remove the 1/4 inch nut, metal washer, and rubber washer.

    7. Take a small punch and lightly tap the brass rod until it pops out the back.

    8. Remove the brass rod and spring. " The spring will have white crud on it and in the hole where it came out of. Clean the hole and spring realy good. This will fix the problem of steam always coming out with out pushing the button."

    9. Clean the brass rod, spring, and hole that they go into. I use a very small round wire brush. "Like the kind you might use to clean a gun."

    10. Spray some WD40 in the hole and on the brass rod, then put a few drops of oil on the rod.

    11. Put every thing back together and it will work like new.

    12. Don't use tap water in the steamer and you will not get the build up.









    mine did the same thing. i used vineger and clr and it still didn't work. my son came over and had a hard time figuring out why it didn't work because it was steaming great. he cut the black plastic with a knive right in front of the push valve out to release the push valve so it could be depressed more. and walla it worked!!!!!









    Hope one of these works for you!!


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Hi csmsantana,
All you have to do is open up the unit, locate the circular brass colored button, apply a squirt of lube (wd-40), create a decent amount of pressure and play with the little button until you notice smooth in-out motions. 

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