Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop – Gray/ Purple Vacuum

How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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The Cleaning Nozzle is clogged

Calcium and other minerals may build up in the nozzle, so you may need to clean the nozzle in order to produce steam. To do this, either use the nozzle cleaner provided with the Steam Pocket Mop, or use a straightened-out paper clip.

Pull the wound-up power cord out of the mop and plug it into a 120-volt outlet. The on/standby button will start flashing blue. The mop only takes about 30 seconds to fully heat up.
check the cap of the water tank to make sure it is correctly and securely attached to the water tank. check your water tank to make sure it is securely and correctly fitted in to the body of the garment steamer – incorrect placement of the water tank can block water from feeding in to the body and boiler of the steamer.
After use, unplug your steam mop and let it cool before removing the Dirt Grip pads. Empty the water tank before storing. Wait until it has fully cooled and all the steam has been released. Machine wash your Dirt Grip pads separately, with warm water, using liquid detergent.
Fill the Tank With Vinegar: Fill the water tank with distilled white vinegar or cleaning vinegar. Allow the vinegar to sit in the tank for at least 30 minutes (up to two hours is best) to help break apart the limescale and mineral deposits. Expel the Vinegar: Turn on the steamer and choose the highest heat setting.
If the device isn`t producing steam, please try the following: Check for any debris or blockages in the head and main body. Empty and refill the tank. Check for any limescale/debris in the tank itself and descale if necessary.
Many people think you need to mop with boiling water to thoroughly clean your floors. This, however, is a myth – rather than always giving you a better clean, the temperature of the water can actually have a negative effect.
Only Use Water in the Reservoir

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.

Steam mops work by heating water in a reservoir or tank to about 250 degrees Fahrenheit. The hot steam travels to a microfiber pad through one or many jets that dampen the pad. The combination of steam and damp pad help moisten and break up dirt and dust from flooring.
Steam mops use hot water to loosen and remove dirt, grime, and other buildup from your floors.
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.
If you have hard water and have never cleaned your steamer, you may be surprised to discover all of the mineral deposits that are collecting inside the appliance. The worst part: the mineral buildup can start to clog the steamer, and could even leave white chalky stains on your clothing.
Soap only lifts dirt and oil into water, making them suspend in water. Therefore, the more soap you use, the more your mop gets saturated with dirt. So, if you do not remove all the soapy water from the floor, the dirt remains, forming streaks on the floor.
How Often to Change Steam Mop Pads. You`ll need to swap out your steam mop pad after every use in order to clean the used one. Then replace your steam mop pads every 3–4 months – but if they wear out sooner, don`t wait!
Our testing has found that all steam mops remove stains fairly well, with marginal differences, and are likely slightly better than a regular mop and bucket due to the heat and vapour produced by the steam.
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.
Do: Wipe up excess dirt before steaming. Steam mops essentially employ steam to loosen grime, which the mop head then clears away, but there`s no suction element in this appliance. This means that surface dirt will need to be vacuumed or swept up before you begin or you`ll only succeed in pushing dirt across the house.
Residential units heat water up to temperatures between 150° and 300° Fahrenheit (66-149° Celsius). For example, Reliable steam cleaners typically have a steam tip temperature of 245° F. The hot steam kills dust mites, mold, mildew, viruses, and other allergens on contact as well as loosening most dirt and grime.
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Mix ½ cup of vinegar with one gallon of hot water to create your mopping solution. Wring out your mop thoroughly so that it is only damp and doesn`t saturate wood floors with moisture to avoid damage.
Mix a solution of ½ cup of distilled white vinegar per gallon of warm water. Mop floors. If you`re using it on hardwood floors, it`s very important to wring your mop out as much as possible. We love the O-Cedar mop that over 5,500 Amazon users swear by too.
Most steam cleaners are designed to be used without detergent, so stick to water only with these. Some models, on the other hand, can be used with detergent – follow the manufacturer`s instructions.
Do you use a steam mop to clean your floors? If so, adding a few drops of orange, lemon or lavender essential oil on the steam mop cover will not only disinfect the floors, but make your house smell great in the process!!!

Relevant Questions and Answers :

the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue

Machine will not produce steam. Machine will heat up but not enough to produce steam. Help …
ANSWER : Hi,

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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Cleaner heats up but no steam is coming out. It let loose a big ball of steam when I plugged it in, then nothing and still won’t heat up enough to produce steam.
ANSWER : Hi,

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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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

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.

I have a Euro-Pro Shark Steam Pocket Mop. I used it twice last year, and then it stopped producing steam. Is there any way that I could easily fix this without dangerous chemicals? Everytime I call the company, I can’t get anyone. The unit heats up, but doesn’t produce steam. I’ve tried white vinegar to no avail. I am afried of using clr after reading that the unit blew up on somoone. I am visually impaired.
ANSWER : Hi,

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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Either of my bissell porheat turbo 2x or my bissell pro heat don’t have suction i would like to try and trouble shoot if i could due to the fact i am having difficulty finding a small machine repair center in my area could you possible help me or send a link which could help me find solution these machines are not more then a year and a half old if that thanks for your time and help warmest regards rebekah majors
ANSWER : Hi,

Here is a tip that will give you all the information you need to fix your BissellProheat Vacuum Problem.

Bissell Proheat Upright Wet/Dry Vacuum Problems

heatman101

I have the euro steam blaster s3325 when I turn it on, the steam ready **** comes on right away not heating can the heating element be replaced? thanks
ANSWER : There is a device attach to the heating element called a thermo fuse, this devise brakes down when it get to hot.
open the machine and replace it with the same value. it is written on it..

My shark steam mop heats up but won’t steam. help
ANSWER : Problem: mineral dleposits. Just fixed mine…. DO THIS OUTDOORS. Add 1/2 c CLR to the tank, let sit for an hour, turn on, allow to heat and pump. May have to refill with CLR and repeat. Be persistent, and eventually you’ll blow out a wad of dissovled minerals followed, happily, by billows of steam. Again, do this outdoors and keep the mop pointed away from people, plants and things. (I aimed mine into a cardboard box.) Follow up with a couple of tanks of water and pump until empty to clean out any residual CLR and loosened deposits. (I continued to get some black precipitate through the first water cleaning.) I will add that I began this process first with white vinegar, then with Lime Away..no luck put perhaps I was not sufficiently persistent. Or perhaps it was the sequence of attempts. (Also, do not take off the mop head…the part to which you attach the pads…it’s tough to get off, does not allow access to parts that need cleaning (thought it would, not not so), and practically impossible to get back on.)
.Alternatively, call Shark…they’ll offer to repair for $18 plus $10+/- shipping, or may offer you a new one at “preferred customer” rate of $39.95 plus shipping. Good luck, and please remember to try the CLR outside.