cause the ‘manual’ I have is only 2 pages with photos and does not give any real info. Is there anything more detailed?
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How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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First, check to make sure the unit is plugged in and is in a working outlet. Next, check to make sure there is water in the tank. It is very important to make sure you are ONLY using water to fill the tank. Other solutions may cause breakdown of the gasket and/or other parts of the machine.
With the exception of a few models that have dual functions, steam mops are typically designed to be used with water and nothing else. The steam alone does a great job of cleaning the floor. Always read the manual on your mop model thoroughly for complete use guidelines.
Check the water level in your tank to make sure that it contains no more than 3.78 litres maximum. Overfilling the water tank can prevent your steamer from working properly. When steaming in a low position you should periodically raise and straighten out your hose.
Heating Element. A common cause to your cleaner not producing steam can be a failed heating element. As the heater is used to heat up the water, if that has ruptured or burnt out your steam cleaner will not produce any steam. With the water tank filled and switched on the steamer should sound like a boiling kettle.
All steam cleaners work best with distilled water. “I don`t think people realize that you can cause the steamer to stop working if you use the incorrect water,” says Kellsie Zapata, the owner of Zapata`s Cleaning Services. “The minerals in tap water will corrode the inside of your machine.”
Except when you are descaling a steam mop, do NOT put anything other than water in the tank. Not only does this defeat the primary purpose of steam cleaning (in avoiding chemical cleaners), but you can possibly damage your steam cleaner.
A: No, not in the water tank. The only thing you should use IN the tank, according to Bissell, is distilled water. Not white vinegar, not detergents or cleaners of any kind, no essential oils, etc.
Quite simply: cleaning with steam does not use any chemicals. The combination of steam power and temperature alone is enough to break up stubborn dirt, making cleaning agents superfluous.
All you have to do is make sure the steam cleaner is at room temperature, empty water from the reservoir, and then fill the cleaner with a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar and let it sit overnight. In the morning, all you have to do is drain the vinegar mixture, rinse with water, and you`re done.
Power consumption is low, with just 0.231kWh recorded during a lengthy cleaning session in the kitchen.
We have had some customers who have had their steam cleaners for 5-8 years and are still going strong. For less expensive models like the steam mops or handhelds, you should probably expect more like 3-6 years of consistent use.
Ultimately, running your vacuum over your carpets after a professional deep clean is great but remember to do it only after your carpet is completely dry. Vacuuming your carpet when it`s still damp could cause dirt to be transferred from your vacuum cleaner, so patience does pay off.
We get this question all the time, here`s why! Steam Temperature: Good residential units have boiler steam temperature between 240 and 298 degrees Fahrenheit. For serious cleaning avoid any steam cleaner that has a lower average steam temperature. Hotter steam means a quantum increase in cleaning effectiveness.
After you let your steam mop`s tank soak, plug it in, turn it on, and give it time to get hot. Once it builds up enough steam, pull the trigger and allow the device to spray with the vinegar in the tank. As the steam shoots out, it should help clear out a blocked nozzle while also removing any other buildup inside.
After you let your steam mop`s tank soak, plug it in, turn it on, and give it time to get hot. Once it builds up enough steam, pull the trigger and allow the device to spray with the vinegar in the tank. As the steam shoots out, it should help clear out a blocked nozzle while also removing any other buildup inside.
Plug the steamer in. Steamers usually heat up fairly quickly (2-3 minutes). Allow your steamer to heat until steam begins to form. Be sure to let your steamer warm up all of the way to get the best results.
What should I do if the steam cleaner does not heat up? Check the power cord and fuse, as well as the thermostat and pressure switch. Top up the water. If the water shortage light does not go off, please consult one of our service partners or contact us directly.

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We have a Bissell Proheat Cleanshot 2X Model 9500 Steam carpet cleaner. The first time we used it things were great. The second time we used it it left tracks in the carpet. We have no idea what caused this. We tried using the machine on an entirely different carpet and it did the same thing. After vacuuming the carpet about 10 or 12 times, the tracks are still embedded in the carpet – HELP!!!! We’re read and reread the manual and contacted customer service and received no help.
ANSWER : First things first. It’s only the second time you have used the machine, so it must be fairly new. If you have a receipt and the unit is less than a year old you should take it to an authorized Bissell repair center and have the machine inspected under warranty.
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.Otherwise, The jets on this unit clog easily, there are two of them and you can locate them under the recovery tank towards the front of the machine, and blow them out with an air compressor. To prevent the jets from clogging in the future make sure to flush all shampoo out of the machine with clean water when done using it. That is most likely your problem.
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.If it is leaving black streaks on your carpet it could be coming from a burnt belt or melted brushroller part, in which case inspect the belts and brushrollers and replace the damaged pieces.
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.I hope this helped
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.Good Luck

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I just filled and started using my steam mop. There was a lot of steam initially, but the mop quickly lost steam and heat within a few minutes of using it. Any ideas?
ANSWER : Hi,
The water you are using is not able to make steam easily…

Here is a tip that I wrote about the Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop and why it maynot be getting steam to the head…

Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop Problem

Here also is a link to get any of the Shark Manuals that you need.

heatman101

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This was my grandmothers machine and when she passed there was no owners manual so I am not sure how to use the settings on it or oil it properly. I so want to use it cause it was hers but don’t want to mess up the machine. She never even got a chance to use it before she passed away. I just have no owners manual. I know how to use sewing machines but this one is older and I don’t want to mess it up.
this was passed down to me. and a manual would help in so many ways. even if it was sent in a
ANSWER : May I get the manke and model # so I can help you more

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No manual… We were given a Miele canister vacumn S4210 and no manual on how to use etc. can you give me info where to obtain a manual? Thanks for your help.
ANSWER : Hello,
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.Here’s a link to the USA version of the Miele S4210 Canister vacuum. You may visit this link and download the .pdf file, or just print it out if you’d like to have a paper copy.
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.http://www.mieleusa.com/manuals_pdf/Residential/Vacuums/S4000_us.pdf
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.I hope that this helps you with your new vacuum!
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.Chris J.
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No steam My SV1000 steam cleaner will not make steam. It heats up, but I think the small portholes where the steam comes out are clogged up. Are parts available to change the steam line?
ANSWER : I used the straw to prime the lines and 50/50 mix of vinager and water and it worked perfectly. I then mixed the water container with the same mix and ran it through the system. All works fine now.

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Producing steam i just got the shark assembled the mv2010, then it is not doing anything, it vacuumed just fine, but when i put the steam pad on it wouldnt ever produce steam or do anything,it felt like the water was heating up but even after it sat for 20-30 minutes when i pull handle back towards me nothing happens, no lights no steam no nothing, so why wont it work
ANSWER : This link is for the manual
http://www.sharkclean.com/manual/MV2010_11_IB_ENG_110103.pdf

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I have a Hoover SteamVac SpinScrub with Clean Surge Carpet Cleaner. I loaned the cleaner to my son, who lives 3 hours away from me. My son returned the Steam Cleaner to me on Easter Sunday. My son failed to return the Owner’s Manual. I need to clean my ottoman. I have never used the upholstery & stair cleaning tool. Would you be able to e-mail me the instructions for this chore? My e-mail address is: [email protected]. My name is Kay. Thank you!
ANSWER : Hi,

I would be glad to send that. But, you never Mention the Model Number and there are Various Models introduced by Hoover.

Let me know the Manual and within Few Minutes, i would be able to send you one more email which would have the Manual Details.

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

Hope i helped you.

Thanks for using ‘ Fixya ‘ and have a nice day!!

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I purchased my Bissel PowerSteamer Clearview a few years or so ago, and cannot find where I filed the manuals. If I find the actual seriel number on the Bissel PowerSteamer Clearview, Is there a way that I can purchase another manual? I really do not have any problem with my Bissel, but being I am 75 years of age and do not use it myself anymore, I want to give it to a daughter of mine (but I would like to have the manuals that go with it to give to her also).
ANSWER : No need my friend. Go here. All documentation is here…and….it’s free! Hope this helps : )

http://www.bissell.com/user-guides/?searchtext=1699%2520pro%2520heat&searchType=search&mode=228

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