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Can't open lid where water goes in

Lid seems to be reamed out when trying to turn. Any advice

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  • LilaMae217 Sep 16, 2008

    I was just using my steam cleaner when I noticed there seemed to be a little steam coming out of the opening under the cap. I turned the thing off and let it cool, but now the cap will not come off. I've taken that cap on and off a hundred times and now it just spins and won't come off.

  • missguided1 Oct 02, 2008

    Same problem opening fill cap. It spins - but when I push down it will not move or the entire reservior seems to move. Always worked before and pretty sure it was empty when last used....

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