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What kind of water is to be used in the steam station RHST 100. I mean to say that only distilled water is to be put or ordinary tap water can be used ?

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Hi.
distilled or de-ionised water is recommended in all steam generator units.

tap water can contain minerals and salts that will remain in the unit and fur the inside of the steam generator.

if you live in a soft water area where there are very few impurities in the water you should be ok to use the tap water.
if you are in a hard water area, do not use tap water.

the best way to work it out is look at the inside of your kettle.
if the inside is clean with no sign of scaling, the water should not scale your steam generator.
if there is any sign of scaling, do not use tapwater for your steam generator.

distilled or de-ionised water is recommended though

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Fill the provided measurement cup to the maximum fill line with water. In areas with a high mineral concentration in the tap water, we recommend using distilled or demineralized water to prolong the life of the steam cleaner. Using the funnel, pour the contents of the cup into the reservoir.

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Can i use tap water


Better to use distilled water. It is more important if your water source is from a well as underground water has more minerals that can reduce the effectiveness of the steam plates, which can be cleaned by using vinegar.

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My Euro-Pro leaks steam at the filler cap. It is tightened down but still leaks. Have replaced the rubber ring in the cap but still leaks dangerous pressure steam.


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Shark s3501 plugged


I had same problem with no steam... ready to throw in the dumpster!
I tried to it take apart. (kind of hard) still ready to throw it!
Then I thought about CLR!
I put about 1/2 cup in, turned on and let set for about 20 to 30 minutes.
I really did not think this would work but... Amazing! I actually got STEAM!!!!!!
Next I dumped out what was left, put in distilled water and ran for another 30 minutes on high.
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Can I use tap water with the S3101WT model


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Shark steammop will not make steam


!!!! YOU SHOULD USE DISTILLED WATER ONLY !!!!!
If your unit is heating up but not making steam.
And If your unit is not to clogged up to much! CLR or vinegar in the tank (pump a few times) and letting it sit over night may help. But it didn't work for me.
So I decided to take the entire thing apart, I mean everything! I don't recommend doing this, it was not easy to get back together and I'm a repair man. I cleaned all the mineral deposits from the heater using sand paper, it was that built up with deposits. Any deposits left behind will surely clog it up again. I unscrewed the small valve on the heater and used a small hat pin to Polk out all the mineral deposits that build up in the valve and the tap it was screwed into. The valve is where the steam comes out. I now could get air to flow through the valve. So I put it all back together. 2 1/2 hours later and it worked. Let me say, it was not fun putting this thing back together. So if you use tap water it will clog up the workings. Distilled Water will not leave minerals behind to clog it up. Hope this helps.
Tony C

Dec 28, 2009 | Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop - Gray/ Purple...

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It gets warm but produce no steam


!!!! YOU SHOULD USE DISTILLED WATER ONLY !!!!!
If your unit is heating up but not making steam.
And If your unit is not to clogged up to much! CLR or vinegar in the tank (pump a few times) and letting it sit over night may help. But it didn't work for me.
So I decided to take the entire thing apart, I mean everything! I don't recommend doing this, it was not easy to get back together and I'm a repair man. I cleaned all the mineral deposits from the heater using sand paper, it was that built up with deposits. Any deposits left behind will surely clog it up again, so I gave it a good rinse before reassembling it. I unscrewed the small valve on the heater and used a small hat pin to Polk out all the mineral deposits that build up in the valve and the tap it was screwed into. The valve is where the steam comes out that's the part that stopped it from working. I now could get air to flow through the valve. So I put it all back together. 2 1/2 hours later and it worked. Let me say, it was not fun putting this thing back together. So if you use tap water it will clog up the workings. Distilled Water will not leave minerals behind to clog it up. Hope this helps.
Tony C

Dec 27, 2009 | Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop - Gray/ Purple...

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Will not steam


!!!! YOU SHOULD USE DISTILLED WATER ONLY !!!!!
If your unit is heating up but not making steam.
And If your unit is not to clogged up! CLR or vinegar in the tank (pump a few times) and letting it sit over night may help. But it didn't work for me.
So I decided to take the entire thing apart, I mean everything! I don't recommend doing this unless your mechanical inclined, it was not easy to get back together and I'm a repair man. I cleaned all the mineral deposits from the heater using sand paper, it was that built up with deposits. Any deposits left behind will surely clog it up again, so I gave it a good rinse before reassembling it. I unscrewed the small valve on the heater and used a small hat pin to Polk out all the mineral deposits that build up in the valve and the tap it was screwed into. The valve is where the steam comes out. I now could get air to flow through the valve. So I put it all back together. 2 1/2 hours later and it worked. Let me say, it was not fun putting this thing back together. So if you use tap water it will clog up the workings. Distilled Water will not leave minerals behind to clog it up. Hope this helps.
Tony C

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The mop heats up but only steams for a minute


It's clogged with minerals. Result from using tap water.

USE DISTILLED WATER ONLY

If your unit is heating up but not making steam.
And If your unit is not to clogged up! CLR or vinegar in the tank (pump a few times) and letting it sit over night may help. But it didn't work for me.
So I decided to take the entire thing apart, I mean everything! I don't recommend doing this unless your mechanical inclined, it was not easy to get back together and I'm a repair man. I cleaned all the mineral deposits from the heater using sand paper, it was that built up with deposits. Any deposits left behind will surely clog it up again, so I gave it a good rinse before reassembling it. I unscrewed the small valve on the heater and used a small hat pin to Polk out all the mineral deposits that build up in the valve and the tap it was screwed into. The valve is where the steam comes out. I now could get air to flow through the valve. So I put it all back together. 2 1/2 hours later and it worked. Let me say, it was not fun putting this thing back together. So if you use tap water it will clog up the workings. Distilled Water will not leave minerals behind to clog it up. Hope this helps.
Tony C

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