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Water leaking from underneath casing when in use

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  • vernon66 May 01, 2008

    Vax 082 compact steam cleaner. When in use,water leaks from under the casing leaving a puddle on the floor.

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    Lauren Junge May 11, 2010

    On what are you talking about??

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Not familiar with this one, but sounds like you will need to take it apart, you may have a loose water line or one that is cracked or has a hole in it.

Posted on May 01, 2008

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I have a Shark Steam floor cleaner (mop) tht I have used about four times since purchasing it earlier this year. Now it leaks instead of steaming (that was yesterday) and today when i plugged it in, it didn't do anthing! Just got hot and nothing else. Any ideas?

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http://www.vacuummedic.com/product.php?id=231

Carefully put the machine back together not forgetting anything and test!

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