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My shark vac and steam model mv 2010 pump wont come on help?


If your not using distilled water the machine is probably loaded with mineral deposits from hard water and is plugged. you can try running some vinegar through it which may or may not work depending how plugged it is.

Oct 22, 2013 | Shark Vac Then Steam Mop MV2010 NEW

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No water/detergent coming out of vac/cleaner


If you are having any trouble getting the detergent or water to come out of your vac then this could be down to one of a couple of things.

Now if the vac is new then the chances are you have not held the button down for long enough to allow the water/detergent to flow through the vac so hold the button down for a couple of minutes and it will eventually come out.

Now if you have used this before and it is no longer working then you have got a blockage problem.
The first thing you need to do is tip the vac up on its back and have a good look at where the water/detergent comes out of, you should see several little jets running along the bottom of the vac right at the front, now what you need to do is get a long pin and give all of these little jets a good poke with a long needle make sure you do this to all of the jets.

Once you have done this sit it back up right and give it a try, you may need to hold the trigger down for 2 or 3 min to let the water/detergent work its way through the vac.

If how ever it still dont work then empty the detergent/water bottle and fill it with hot but not boiling water and add a couple of table spoons of salt now put the bottle back on the vac and leave it for 3 or 4 min then switch is on and hold the button down again for 2 or 3min. Now the hot water and the salt should have broke down any build up of gel that the detergent has turned into over time.

Repeat this process 2 or 3 times to give it chance to work its way around the vac.
After doing this check the jets again and poke with a needle as the chances are the blockage has now moved and is by the jets, now give it another try.

If it still dont work then the blockage must be quite bad what you now need to do is unplug the vac and lie it on its back now if you have a good look at where the jets are you will see several screws holding the bottom part of the vac to the top part.
All you need to do is undo these screws and remember where each screw came from in case they are different sizes now once you have the screws out the bottom should come away form the top, be carefull here as the hose that goes to the jets will need pulling off once you have pulled this off the bottom should come away no problems.

Now with the bottom off you can follow the way the water/detergent goes so if you follow it from the jets you should see the hose that carries the water/detergent, so what you now need to do is follow this hose and keep giving it a good squeeze where ever you see water backed up keep squeezing it all the way along as far as you can.
You may see the blockage if you do just give it a good squeeze where the blockage is to break up the gel blockage, if you see no blockage then keep reading on. if how ever you have found the blockage then make sure you squeeze it out as much as you can .

Now put everything back together, if you found the blockage you should find that filling the water/detergent bottle with hot but not boiling water should now get you up and running just keep and eye on the jets until the blockage you found has past out the jets.

Now if you never found the blockage empty the water/detergent bottle and check where the water comes out of the bottle into the vac you should be abe to press it and see if the water flow freely out of the bottle. if it does then you need to check the part of the vac where this bottle attaches to, their should be some sort of filter where this bottle fits so have a look their and clean with a pin if blocked.
If you find no blockage then try again with the hot water to rule out 100% blockage being the problem. if you have checked and their is no blockage then this would indicate a problem with the pump or a blockage in the pump, now as the pump is not a serviceable part you cant take it apart and clean it so the only option you have is keep trying with hot water or replace pump( check any warranty before you do any work yourself)

The hot salty water should work but make take several tries until it breaks down the gel build up.

Now what they should have told you when you purchased your machine is that after every use empty the detergent bottle and fill with clean warm water and then let this run through your cleaner, you need to do this as if you leave the detergent in the bottle and leave it in the pipes inside the vac then what happens is that over time the detergent turns to a gel so making sure the detergent is gone will guarantee the vac will work the next time you want to use it

on Mar 26, 2010 | Vacuums

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Older style ....no water coming out...did clean all hoses...


The first thing you need to do is tip the vac up on its back and have a good look at where the water/detergent comes out of, you should see several little jets running along the bottom of the vac right at the front, now what you need to do is get a long pin and give all of these little jets a good poke with a long needle make sure you do this to all of the jets.

Once you have done this sit it back up right and give it a try, you may need to hold the trigger down for 2 or 3 min to let the water/detergent work its way through the vac.

If how ever it still dont work then empty the detergent/water bottle and fill it with hot but not boiling water and add a couple of table spoons of salt now put the bottle back on the vac and leave it for 3 or 4 min then switch is on and hold the button down again for 2 or 3min. Now the hot water and the salt should have broke down any build up of gel that the detergent has turned into over time.

Repeat this process 2 or 3 times to give it chance to work its way around the vac.
After doing this check the jets again and poke with a needle as the chances are the blockage has now moved and is by the jets, now give it another try.

Now if you never found the blockage empty the water/detergent bottle and check where the water comes out of the bottle into the vac you should be abe to press it and see if the water flow freely out of the bottle. if it does then you need to check the part of the vac where this bottle attaches to, their should be some sort of filter where this bottle fits so have a look their and clean with a pin if blocked.
If you find no blockage then try again with the hot water to rule out 100% blockage being the problem. if you have checked and their is no blockage then this would indicate a problem with the pump or a blockage in the pump, now as the pump is not a serviceable part you cant take it apart and clean it so the only option you have is keep trying with hot water or replace pump( check any warranty before you do any work yourself)

The hot salty water should work but make take several tries until it breaks down the gel build up.

Now what they should have told you when you purchased your machine is that after every use empty the detergent bottle and fill with clean warm water and then let this run through your cleaner, you need to do this as if you leave the detergent in the bottle and leave it in the pipes inside the vac then what happens is that over time the detergent turns to a gel so making sure the detergent is gone will guarantee the vac will work the next time you want to use it

Courtesy- Pauldonp

Jun 26, 2010 | Vacuums

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Want to rmove sludge,organics from pod wihout rmoing the water


You may need to develop a centrifuge in line with your intake to throw off water, or a screened water take up which will drain back to your source, but it must be sealed while running.
Central vacs have an optional water pickup device that works in line for spills . I do not like these but the concept could help your scenario. The idea is that there is a short hose, then an inline pail with a drop bucket for the water and a flow thru intake and out port to the actual vac piping so the air can continue thru to the vac without carrying the water into the wall. Gravity makes the water drop and allows the air to continue down the vac line, but the sealed pail ensures you have continuous suction.
In your case you would have to rig a shutoff float as well. Look up a company called VACUMAX on the INTERNET. I think they might be of help as well if they are still in business,around Elmira Ontario, Canada

Sep 17, 2009 | Hoover U5507900 Elite Rewind Bagless...

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Hoover steamvac won't spray water/cleaning solution


Clogging of the pump that sprays water/cleaning solution is very common in Hoover and Bissell Steam Vacs. Try running a cycle of 1part vinegar or CLR to 3 parts warm, distilled water through the vacuum pumps. The heads get clogged with soap and the water pumps get clogged at the opening of the flash heater due to minerals in hard water. If you want to extend the life of your steam vac, don't use the heater unless you are using distilled water. This can get expensive, so I recommend not using the heater.

Sep 11, 2009 | Hoover F7431-900 SteamVac Vacuum

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How do i turn the pump on to pump out the water this is a 16 gallon 5.75 peak horsepower wet dry vacuum.


If you want to get water that's in your vacuum, OUT of your vacuum, you simply need to remove the top and dump the water out. As far as I know, the Shop-Vac 962-16-00 won't "pump out" any water that's in it.

If you want to pump water from one place to another (for example, your basement to your backyard), this vacuum doesn't pump water "through" itself (like a sump pump) - it will, however, **** water up. You just need to dump it out once the vacuum is full.

Jul 08, 2009 | Shop Vac 962-16-00 Ultra Pro Canister...

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No solution or water coming out...


the water out let are pluged the machine sits dormant with soap in gravity pulls it down and the heat drys it. thus on h2o now to fix it turn up side down remove screws from bottem plate and belt assembly turn back over lay handle on floor remove scews from middle front and back use long blade screw driver remove cover with cellphone take pic of vac with cover off [ for reference on reassembly] water head located on the front of vac pull head and hose from seat wash with hottest water you can stand try to blow air through it with your mouth .with cover off put water tank in plug in vac careful not **** any thing up turn on vac try the water if no try pump check hose connector. To reassemble reverse steps using pic as refenece this should help later

Apr 01, 2009 | Bissell 7920 ProHeat Pro-Tech Upright...

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How to connect the vacuum system in the swwiming pool


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Posted by herpor on May 02, 2008
How to connect the vacuum system in the swimming pool


Hello,
This is not a problem that I can help you with, you need to contact someone in your area that deals with swimming pools and they have vacuums that are specially designed to do the swimming pools and they can better direct you in what to do.
Don – The Vac Man
Go Ahead. Use Us.

May 02, 2008 | Vacuums

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Automatic pump for 10 gal shop vac


first you have to remove the filter in the vac then at the bottom of the vac tyhere should be a cap you remove and screw a water hose on and run it out side then when the vac fills the water will run out put the main hose on the suction side

Mar 21, 2008 | Shop Vac 584-06-00 Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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Emptying the water from the Shop Vac 925-13 Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum


Stand in front of the vaccuum with the lable facing you, the 2 release levers are on the left and right sides, attached to the motor housing, which sits atop the tank/canister. Pull out and up on the levers, twist counter-clockwise, lift straight up and the motor housing will follow, leaving the tank/canister on the floor.

Aug 02, 2007 | Shop Vac 925-13 Canister Wet/Dry Vacuum

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