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Vax SC86-SF-C produces little steam. A spurt of water plus steam comes out of a small pinhole on the side Also making a rattling noise if the trigger is depressed or not. Can I solve the problem?

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SOURCE: Water & soap spray constantly even when trigger is not depressed.

The connection for the hose to the cleaner is also a valve assembly. There is a white plastic spring- loaded sleeve that the hose must push in for water to flow into the hose. Part # is 43523004. This is a rather flimsy part, mine cracked and cleaner continously leaks out the backside of the valve housing until the tank is empty GRRRRRRR!

www3.sears.com there are diagrams and parts lists for similar model F7452-900.

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

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Could be a bad pump.

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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SOURCE: I have a pro heat turbo cleaner and the water does

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Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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SOURCE: Shark S3101 Steam Mop won't produce steam

You have to use distilled water in the steam mop. regular water clogs it up and causes it not to work.

Posted on Nov 27, 2011

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SOURCE: Vax steam mop pro

maybe if you set fire to it, you would get more steam.

Posted on May 13, 2013

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I have a vax steam mop it was working perfectly


possibly not heating if you have water and no heat it could be a problem with the heating cycle that allows the steam to work .
You need a technician to have a closer look at it. It could be something small like a wire off or it could be major like an element problem. Take it in & ask for a quote on getting your machine working again.

Sep 01, 2014 | Vacuums

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Why is vax s7-a+steam mop steamer dripping water and cuts on and off


I managed to fix mine after a little effort. It was blocked well up in the nozzle into a small pinhole where the steam comes out of the 'small kettle' in the steam mop.
To fix:
  • take the blue side bit off by unscrewing the two small screws
  • Undo the screws inside (there are about 11)
  • Once these were undone there was two screws holding the nozzle cover.
  • After unscrewing these pull the nozzle cover of and scrape limescale from inside the small hole where the steam comes out
  • Put it all back together and it should work much better
You should only really do this if you are competent as there are lots of wires etc. and if your steam mop is not covered under warranty as messing around with it will void this.

Hope this helps :)

Jul 04, 2014 | VAX Appliances Vacuums

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Vax customer support


Hi, it's Jeremy from Crucial Vacuum.

There are a few potential solutions you should try to fix the spray on your vax vacuum. Under the brush you will find a plastic strip with pinholes in it that sprays the water. The pinholes can get clogged, so you can clear them by pushing a pin sized object through them.

You can also try looking at the pipes and valves inside the machine. These can become blocked by different materials. To open them up, put hot water into the water tank and run the machine while pressing the trigger on and off to give bursts of pressure to help clear the blockage. After this is done repeat the first solution above.

I hope this was helpful. If you would like further assistance, please feel free to give us a call at 877.750.9239. We have helpful and friendly customer care representatives on the line ready to assist you.

Jeremy Lerner
Crucial Vacuum Customer Care
http://www.crucialvacuum.com

May 20, 2014 | Vacuums

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Why is the head not getting steam and its making a knocking noise it didnt come with instructions


The knocking noise is actually the water boiling to produce steam.
No different from a pot boiling on the stove. The only difference being the noise is dampened in open environment in the pot, while in the vacuum its a small closed environment with plastic which enhances the noise. There also could some hard water debris within the vacuum chamber which pounces around during the boiling process, such as the same when a water heater becomes old and hasn't been drained. Hard water causes calcium deposits which in turn causes knocking noises in a water heater.

May 10, 2014 | Vacuums

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Steam mop is not working, even after replacing the filter. Only used three times.


Rejoice with me! I called the helpline and they told me to unplug, then stick a needle into the hole on the bottom where the steam comes through. I did that, then plugged in and turned on the steam. Black liquid came out and a little steam came out. I shut off the machine, unplugged and used the needle again. This time, a geyser of steam went up into the air from the machine! It was clogged and just needed a couple of pokes. I put the steam plate back on and just cleaned my kitchen!

Jan 26, 2014 | Oreck VersaVac Bagless Vacuum / Steam Mop

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Vax co uk support


There are a number of possibilities. I have this appliance and I'm not a fan of it!

  1. Check the water filter isn't void, which is behind the main water tank at the front. It should have a sandy colour to it and if it is low or discoloured, then it requires to be replaced.
  2. Fill the water tank with water and the back tank (if fitted) with clear "white" vinegar and switch on. If there is only one tank fill half with water and vinegar. Then press the trigger on the handle. If nothing comes out, You will need to buy a new water limescale filter which can be purchased from Vax UK.

Oct 31, 2013 | Vacuums

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Vax rapide


I brought a rapide ultra carpet washer today , cleaned half of my front room brilliant then stopped spraying water using the trigger on the handle, as the handle comes off for easy storage I took it off, and what\'s happing is when you pull the trigger to release water a piece of plastic pushes on another piece ov plastic to release water and it was not working only by me pushing my finger on the other piece of plastic in side the handle bit, so mines going back ,

Aug 14, 2013 | Vacuums

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Steam doesn't come out anymore when I pull the trigger. I think the water in the tank is getting hot, but when I pull the trigger, only a little water comes out. No steam


Try putting some white vinegar in the tank to dissolve any hard water deposits. You should use only distilled water in this machine. Don't try to clean anything with the vinegar in it, but take it outside to run the vinegar through.

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