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Francis francis X1---the steam nozzles won't work,

Francis francis X1---the steam nozzle won't work, help please.... i've checked the hole at the back is clear,

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HI Unscrew the chrome tip from the wand. Then check the wand tube for a plug. Insert a paper clip into the wand tip to see if there is a restriction.

Posted on Feb 07, 2010

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