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Not steaming The water is getting hot. It feels like water is trying to go through the tube (the tube jerks a little) but no steam comes out at any temperature setting.Help please

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  • veselina Apr 26, 2008

    no steaming

  • Roland Wong
    Roland Wong May 11, 2010

    Hi, there was another listing that said there was a small spring or pin in the handle that breaks, so steam spray does not come out, but I am trying to clarify how to remove the handle/cover to replace it.

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Hi, it sounds like the steam trigger has a broken pin on the end inside the handle. Unplug the unit from the wall and let it cool. I found out that you can remove the main rubber cover by gently prying it up from the front and pivoting it up to the cord end and lifting it off. You will see the trigger snaps in, but look at the finger end going under the microswitch that activates the "Burst of Steam"...it is probably broken. You can get another one from California Electric Service in Concord CA; or you can epoxy a small 3/4" by 1/8" x 1/16" piece of aluminum, bent at 45 degs into trigger hollow, approx 1/4" sticking out to actuate the micro-switch and after a day or two for the epoxy to harden it should work just fine.

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I got mine to work after cleaning it with bleach and several wash throughs. Steam comes out now. Trigger button also works.

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