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I have a Tobi steamer, The steam is not coming out like it should how to I unclog the hose? I do know its the hose. Thank you

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My wife has thrashed hers in her shop and it suddenly stopped steaming. It was about two years old. I managed to fix it. I dont think that the hose or the nozzel will be blocked because they are too wide a diameter. There will probably be a build up of silica or calicum inside. Unscrew the hose where it meets the machine. Remove the blue water tank. If you pour some water down the pipe from the end that you just unscrewed the hose , the water should well up in the depression where the tank sits through the little holes at the bottom. If it doesnt then the blockage is inside which is what I found. I used some decalcification liquid product ICL and poured it in from the hose end and let it soak for 10 minutes. Then I got a thin plastic tube to go in and scrape around as far as you can from the hose end. A thin bottle brush or pipe cleaner would be good. I then used a thin piece of wire to poke around the slits in the other end( depression) Then I emptied it out and continually flushed it through with water and give it a good shake holding your hand over the hose end connection hole. I found that when I emptied the water out , it contained all this silica and residue. I would have got about a teaspoon full in total. After several goes the blockage suddenly cleared itself and I found that suddenly the water was running through freely and welling up as described. I kept doing this until the gritty residue dissipated. You can hold the hose end under the tap and tilt the machine so that the water runs freely out through the depression well. I reassembled it and tried it out. Bingo just like new. Hope this helps. - Grant

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Pour vinegar in the section where the hose is connected. I did that and shook it out a few minutes later. There is alot of lime in there. Once I did that the steamer was working like new again.

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I'm having the same problem with mine, I'm going to try pouring white vinegar in the water tank it usually breaks down lime scale - I think that's what the problem is.

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Tobi Steamer Problems - no steam coming out???? Unscrew hose and pour down tablespoon of white vinegar leave for 10 minutes and pour our rubbish that has accumulated in the bottom of the steamer. Mine took about half bottle of vinegar to clear blocked section. It was full of ants and they had nested in the bottom of the steamer.... Mine is working perfectly now. May need to pour down a little warm water where you removed the nozzle being carefull not to wet the motor. Keep tipping the machine to emty out the bits of stuff that had blocked the machine.

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It is the material of the heater thing. When you are done with steaming. Let it cool off and pour water in through the connector and pour out will will notice all kind of rocks and sands. No way water creats those stuff that fast

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I added vinegar to the water container. I also stick a wire thru the hose....and let it run....the vapor started coming out again!

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