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Light comes on - but no steam - used only 4 times - but last use was a few months ago -

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Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about the Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop and why it maynot be getting steam to the head...

Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop Problem

Here also is a link to get any of the Shark Manuals that you need.

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The second way is to use a vinegar and water solution to manually clean the flooring before using the mop. This takes a bit more elbow grease, but will get the floor looking really sharp much quicker. Here is a site that tells about that.

So if you are having a heart attack because your mop seems to be making things worse instead of better then don't give up too quickly!! Use it a few times first... it has a 1 year warranty. Or get on your knees with that pail of vinegar water and get the old gunk from all those other cleaners off of your floor first.


heatman101


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I own the shark steam mop S3501CO the light comes on the tank gets warm but no steam comes out


I posted this solution explaining how to clean the heater core.
http://youtu.be/S4NglGXVv50



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Very little water comes out when handle compressed but no steam. what do I do? Machine is only about 6 months old and has been used maybe 4 or 5 times.


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about the Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop and why it may not be getting steam to the head...

Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop Problem

Here also is a link to get any of the
Shark Manuals that you need.

heatman101

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I purchased a Euro-Pro Steamer Mop 9 months ago and the Mop had just quit steaming. The green light is on and it makes a steaming sound but it is not getting hot and does not shoot out any steam like it...


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Yeah, element is bad...


Here is a tip that I wrote about the Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop and why it maynot be getting steam to the head...

Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop Problem

Here also is a link to get any of the Shark Manuals that you need.

heatman101

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HEATS UP BUT NO STEAM?


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about the Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop and why it maynot be getting steam to the head...

Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop Problem

Here also is a link to get any of the Shark Manuals that you need.

heatman101


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I have a bissel pro heat carpet cleaner that doesn't spray cleaner solution, everything else works, but I don't know whether it's the pump or the heat unit.I'm assuming that the pump unit must be bad since...


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Scunci SS 1000


The steps to correct it: The thumb trigger and the sliding brass valve clog up and don't move. So if you use it and press the thumb trigger and no steam comes out, it's probably clogged.

Wait until it cools down. Empty the unit.

1.) unscrew any attachments and you will see where they screw in at the end, two small philips head screws on the end. remove them. The red rounded piece at the end will come off.
2.) now on the top, unscrew the water stopper top where you poor water in.
3.) Now below that is a round rubber piece that surrounds the threaded part where the stopper top screws on to. Grab it with your fingers and lift it up on the sides to remove it.
4.) now underneath here you can see two screws. Remove them.
5.) now grab the whole top piece that is "black" and pull upward to remove it. you may want to start at the front and work it off. It has a few snaps that will release when pulled. I have done this a few times so dont be afraid to pull this piece off.
6.) now you will see the valve assembly. Take a small hammer and tap on the small rounded "brass" nub that is sticking out of the "trigger side" of the valve. To know if it has released, I usually place my lips around the end that the steam comes out of and blow while pressing in on the little brass nub on the other side. I do this until that nub moves freely and I can hear the air escape out the top from my blowing on it. Sounds funny but it works. If not free, tap it harder, a few more times, until it is free. It will free up eventually. It gets stuck from time to time but this will get you back in business fairly quickly.
7.) move the nub a few times to ensure smooth movement.

Re-assembly

1.) The black plastic top will snap into place. Just line up the trigger spring with the red nub and snap the whole black piece back into place.
2.) place the two screws back in.
3.) The rubber protector ring is tricky. You will see the underside has a rubber edge that snaps in place. Work it around as best as possible and i usually use a screw driver to push the last little bit into place.
4.) place the red circular end cap on and the two screws that go with it.

you are all done. Once you do this a few times, you will become a pro OR as the above poster said, use distilled water.

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