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Steam will not eject

Can not get steam to come out nozzle on steam cleaner

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  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    same problem steam will not come out of steamer

  • red dance Jun 15, 2008

    My scunci steamer will not eject steam either.I have replaced the little red rubber o-ring.I have pushed a fine gauge wire into the nozzle.I have filled it with white vinegar and turned it up side down to soak for 2 days.I have filled it with water and swirled it vigarously,and repeated this step 5 or 6 times. It still does not work.The thing is it was working last year when I put it up.

    You can hear it boiling up inside but when you press the trigger nothing happens.Any help would be greatly appreciated .


  • rox822 Jul 04, 2008

    Same sounds like it's "steaming" in there, but it only sputters a bit when I push the "STEAM" button :-(

  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    no steam

  • Anonymous Jul 24, 2008

    steam doesn't come out

  • Anonymous Jul 25, 2008

    I was hoping to find an answer to the problem. Seems we all have the same problem but, no answer. I slowly opened the top and steam came out. Press the trigger nothing happens.

  • eveannw1 Aug 21, 2008

    can't get steam to come out - but i did misplace the #7 nozzle at the end of the wand - does that need to be in to have the steam come out?
    I put the brush on and again nothing happened?

  • Maureen fanning May 06, 2013

    Same issue for me but I don't have a red o-ring


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Same issue with my model. Heated up but would not produce... I called it SED (Scunci Erectile Disfunction) My doctor prescribed him some lube, and it worked! Now days Im happy to say we share a heathy steamy relationship!

Say goodbye to SED forever with the help from lube! 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. Put the unit back together and BAM you two will be back to a hot and steamy relationship, just like you had when you first met! ;)

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I had the same problem and discovered that the plunger was not depressing due to a long period of use . I resolved it by taking the plastic casing off the top removed the plastic nozel from the valve housing and got a pair of chanel locks opened them wide enfough to go from the front of the valve housing to the back where the brass plunger sticks out and applied pressure to the plunger untill it finaly depressed as it would normaly. The plastic trigger just doesemt apply the kind of pressure needed when the plunger gets stuck like that. I think that might help you all sound like you have the same problem ie steamer gets hot but no steam comes out. KP

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My unit is almost brand new - I only used it one time and the steam does not come out - thank you

Posted on Aug 21, 2008


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