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Scunci steam cleaner not spraying steam

I have the scunci hand held model (looks somewhat like a tea pot) it has been very hard working and loyal, however, suddenly it does not spray any steam. I checked all the nozzle vents, etc. & although it does heat up & the indicator lite works, nothing happens when i push the power button.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions,
Liz

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  • cilli Jun 09, 2008

    I have the same [problem - what do I do?

  • sladesmaid Jun 14, 2008

    Thanks for all your comments re:scuncii handheld steamer.

    I have cleaned the nozzle & hoses to no avail ! It still builds up pressure and the steam will come from the top if I unscrew it, but no steam will spray when I push the thumb button! SO frustrating because it gave NO warning, and I really did use it alot. I will try the vinegar trick & pray for steam !!

  • majdorsey Sep 03, 2008

    SCUNCI STEAM CLEANER HAS ONLY BEEN USED ONCE. IT HEATS UP BUT DOES NOT SPRAY ANY STEAM.

  • fcitymusic Sep 03, 2008

    My problem is the same of many. Calcium deposits after only one or two uses. I would like to take it apart and clean it but one of the bottom screws requires a special tool. Any ideas? I have tried CLR to no avail and am now trying Draino....there's got to be a way to clean this thing...any ideas?

    ---Zack fcitymusic@gmail.com


  • kathyh Hess Feb 19, 2009

    having the same problem here but i have hard water what can i use to clean this? hand up in air!!!

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Unscrew the screw on the handle and remove handle. Remove rubber where top screws on. Remove two screws and the top and now unscrew the black pipe where the steam comes out. Now remove the button and see the small metal protrusion on the pot where the button was. Hit it with a hammer a few times softly to remove the scale buildup until the metal starts moving in and out again. I also sprayed it with a little silicone spray. Now put everything back together again. My steamer now works beautifully again!

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    Robert Bruce May 23, 2012

    It works! Thanks...my only problem is that the button is now stuck in...I will redo...

  • Holly Jul 27, 2012

    THANK YOU!! I hadn't used my unit for maybe 4 years, and I got inspired today! After I dumped about 1/4 cup of dried deposits and rinsed the unit about a dozen times, I turned it on, only to have the button not depress. I removed the parts, put some WD40 on the button, lightly hammered it to loosen it, and put it all back together again. I also sprayed some WD40 on the lid treds and it's much easier to loosen and tighten. NOw it's all back in working order... only distilled water for me from now on. Thanks Vloedram!

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I had the same problem with the 1600 Scunci Floor model...It seems that steamers are prong to calcium deposits. This is especially true if you have hard water. I tried everything....I even opened the unit up...I don't suggest you do that but you can fix the problem by buying a new hose...just google Scunci Accessories....I actually got my working but I don't trust my home made remedy....I'm just gonna buy a new hose....I learned also that you should put CLR and vinegar in the steamer before each use to avoid the calcium deposits.

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  • alphonsium Jan 28, 2011

    clean parts and tank with full strength cleaner and boiling water. shake solution in tank with cover on tight. this will free mineral buildup, be careful not to get burned . spray inside and outside of button which is under trigger with WD40. should work fine. use only distilled water.

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If you've used this product before, did you use regular tap water or distilled water? I've had my Scunci for years and have no problem with it.

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I have the same proble it dode not heat up or spray what can I do

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Use a very small flat head screwdriver and use any sort of a grinding tool to cut a small slot in the center of the blade. Works like magic and enabled me to filx my steamer

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I had the same problem . I have some of the best warter there is. It is filtered and it has a magnatie on it. So my warter does not leave hard warter spots or anything like that much. So why does this steamer not work. I have a floor brand by shark and it works great. But Liked this one so I got it. And it will not work after one use. My husband works on all kinds of applainces. And for the life of him he says it should not be this way after one use. Thanks In Texas

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