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Cant remove cap from steam buggy

Cap spinns and does not come off. Tried pliers. Cant get it off

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Posted on Nov 19, 2010

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I had same problem, but after fiddling with the top for a while, after it had gone cold, some slight movement occurred, and I was able to gently unscrew - I've also greased the thread - I think there seems to be a grub screw which might need tightening. good luck

Posted on Dec 09, 2011

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You need to completely annihilate the plastic cap by cutting it off and destroying the remaining plastic to expose the stainless steel insert/plug. You can use either a pipe wrench or 11mm wrench to turn the insert counter-clockwise to unscrew. You will need to use some force to get the plug out since it's basically glued shut by lime deposits in your tap water.


Do not move the slotted cap or else this will need to be adjusted so that all your water doesn't squirt out before turning to steam.


Next time only use distilled water. Store with the cap off. Grease the inner and outer threads after every use and wipe it off completely before use so it doesn't mix with the steam and turn to vapor.

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The steam comes out of the water reservoir cap instead of the steam Jet Nozzle.


I can only guess since I have never worked on one of these units, but I think you lost a gasket on the cap. Pressure must build in the reservoir before being forced out the nozzle.

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Order a new cap online.

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When it's under pressure, the steam has to go somewhere.

If you can be sure that there aren't any blockages in the nozzle (maybe even go so far as to poke a sewing needle in each of the holes), AND that there isn't a blockage in the hose,
then there's a chance that the cap gasket is missing, split, or worn.

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Eureka HotShot 350A heats up great but no steam when I press button.


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Steam buggy water reservoir cap has apparently been cross threaded, and cannot be removed by twisting or other "encouragement." If I cut it off, where can I get a replacement? Can the machine be used as...


You need to completely annihilate the plastic cap by cutting it off and destroying the remaining plastic to expose the stainless steel insert/plug. You can use either a pipe wrench or 11mm wrench to turn the insert counter-clockwise to unscrew. You will need to use some force to get the plug out since it's basically glued shut by lime deposits in your tap water.


Do not move the slotted cap or else this will need to be adjusted so that all your water doesn't squirt out before turning to steam.


Next time only use distilled water. Store with the cap off. Grease the inner and outer threads after every use and wipe it off completely before use so it doesn't mix with the steam and turn to vapor.

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you dont need a new steam cap if steam is coming out of the top, that is supposed to happen when the hose is clogged, it would be very dangerous if that didnt happen, the amount of pressure that thing holds is unreal if you think your cap is leakin steam take a second look. if the cap is not physically damaged then it should be working fine, 9 times out of 10 your hose is clogged

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Steamer filler cap is sealed


You need a little more leverage--either a strap type tool or a pair of adjustable width pliers that span the width of the cap. Try running hot water over the cap first which may loosen it enough to remove by hand.

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Screw top not coming off


If you look under the black plastic cap (between the bottom lip of the cap and the yellow steamer body) you should see a circular hole in the pressure valve that the plastic cap is attached to. I used a flat blade screwdriver and a hammer to tap it anti-clockwise, the whole filler cap could then be removed.
Putting sone lubricant (plumbers lube or vaseline) stopped this happening again.
By the way, you just need to tighten the filler cap finger tight.
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Steam escapes Steam Buggy


I've faithfully used by little yellow Steam Buggy to clean tight corners in my replacement windows and was always to get them looking new again and many other small places that needed blown out with steam when wiping or even scrubbing with a toothbrush doesn't work. I started to use it today and the steam started to come out around the black cap. After searching for a solution on the net I was very disappointed to find everyone else was having the same problem with no real solution. I had my hubby look at it and he said the gasket was worn and slip an o-ring on top of the gasket and now it back to working fine.

Just wanted to pass it along. A 10cent O ring will fix it.

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