Vacuums\015 My Oreck Steam It quit heating up. When I turn on the heat, the little red light comes on, but it doesn't ever get hot. Oreck customer service is refusing to help me because I didn't buy it through an authorized dealer. I'm hoping for an easy fix. Any ideas?\015

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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.
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.
Check to see if there is water in the water tank. If there isn`t, unscrew the water tank cap and use the filling flask to pour distilled water into the tank until it reaches the fill line. Replace the water tank cap and tighten. Power the device on, wait about 30 seconds for the water to heat up, and then try again.
Shark Pocket will not make steam

Check that your water tank is full, if you find it is empty, add water. Also check that the tank is free of any cracks or holes that could cause water to leak, and that the tank is properly seated in the device`s housing.

Fill the base with white household vinegar (5 %) so that the heating element is just covered. Put the steam accelerator in place. Close the appliance, connect it to the mains and set the time to 15 minutes. Should there still be a layer visible after the 15 minutes are over, repeat the procedure.
Heat: To effectively sanitize, the steam cleaner must heat the water to 200 degrees. The hotter it gets, the drier the steam, resulting in a lower probability of damaging certain surfaces with excess water.
Of all the parts to replace on the Shark Pro Steam Pocket Mop, the heating element is likely the trickiest to replace since it`s at the core of the mop. Nonetheless, this guide will make the process a breeze.
How hot does it get? We used a hi-tech thermometer that registered the Shark`s steam at 217 degrees. We also tested on wood floors with no problems. “Does It Work?” We give the Shark Steam Mop a yes.
Make sure this is initially set to the highest setting – you can always then reduce the velocity of the steam as you need during use. Ensure that your water tank cap is securely fitted. The cap on most cleaner`s tanks help to maintain the pressure and seal the steam in the unit, so need to be securely fastened.
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.
Make sure you only add water to the tank – chemicals or cleaning solutions (including vinegar) may damage the steam mop and could be unsafe.
Baking soda and vinegar is a surefire combination to deep clean your electric range burners. First, sprinkle baking soda onto the burner. Then, apply 1-2 tablespoons of vinegar to a sponge and scrub the burner.
Power consumption is low, with just 0.231kWh recorded during a lengthy cleaning session in the kitchen.
We recommend draining the water from your steam appliance every 30 days, in other words – do not let water sit in your steam appliance for more than 30 days.
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Mix your purchased descaler or mix 1 1/2 oz. of baking soda with one quart of clean water. Fill the empty tank with this mix. Seal the unit and turn the steam cleaner on so that it begins heating.
Descale your machine – it`s no secret that water contains minerals, which can be left behind (in the form of limescale) in your steam cleaner`s boiler tank and hinder the performance of the appliance.
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 the unit is not steaming and the light indicator has gone from red to green, make sure that the On/Off switch has been pushed into the “On” position or the unit will not begin to steam.
High-temperature steam cleaners produce steam at up to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, which is most effective for eliminating viruses, bacteria, and other microbes, in addition to general sanitizing surfaces.
The steam in the steam cooker is water boiling temperature, approximately 100°C.
Plug the machine in and simply wait for it to heat. Once it`s hot, you`re all set to get steaming. Check that your steamer is ready by pressing its activation button. If steam issues out of the nozzle, it`s good to go.
A good rule of thumb is to have your carpet professionally steam cleaned at least once a year, twice if you seem to track a lot of dirt in. This way you get a good, deep cleaning and don`t let the dirt build up. Vacuum once or twice a week to keep it clean in between your steam cleaning sessions.
The first time you use your garment steamer, it might not produce steam right away as there is no water in the system yet. Don`t worry; this is normal and will only happen the first time you use it. Please press the steam trigger for one minute. This will promote water circulation and the production of steam.

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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..

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My mini steam zapper heats but produces no heat
ANSWER : You should get steam in the amount of time it take to boil water

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My Oreck XL 9100HA started smoking (white smoke) when I vacuumed. There is a burning rubber smell. How do I check/change (if appropriate) the belt? I have no User manual, nor can I locate one on the Oreck site. The bag is a new one. The vaccuum had been picking up, though not at its best strength.
ANSWER : It sounds like the belt has been damaged. You can get another belt from yoru local Oreck store. You can even take it in to the store to show them what happened. Purchase another belt and replace it. (It was very easy when I did this, so hopefully the belt is all you’ll need too.)

Best of luck!

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Oreck rinseomatic wont spray out water – Oreck Vacuums
ANSWER : See the schematic and proceed according:see if the hose are clogged, and repair, see if the tank are clogged too, and proceed with logic sense for troubleshooting. God bless you

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Installing roller brush for oreck XL 21 – Oreck XL Ultra Bagged Upright Vacuum
ANSWER : Uh, probably not sure what the issue is, but
.1. unplug unit.
.2. Remove the multiple screws from the bottom of the unit.
.3. remove the bottom baseplate (usually black)
.4. the brush roll is now visible, and the belt should be around it.
.5. Pull the brush roll away from the unit, and disengage the belt.
.6. Replace in the opposite order. Make sure that baseplate fits properly to insure a good seal. Also watch the bumper (rubber part that is wrapped around the unit) to make sure it is properly seated.
.7. Handroll the roller brush before plugging in. Make sure it moves freely.
.8. Run unit, may get a slight burning smell, but if this continues for more than a minute – turn off and inspect the unit. Brush roll requires a short burn in time, on initial build, factory accomplishes this during test procedures.

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My bissel pro heat cleane’s brushes stoped. I checked the belts. They are okay. There is no sign of heat or problems around the motor. Is there a mercury switch some where in the handle so the brushes only turn when the handle is lowered?
ANSWER : Depending on which model you have, you did not say, if the cogged belt goes to the pump pulley, the cogs may be wore away or and won’t turn the brush roll. On some other moels, there is a brush roll motor that may have gone bad.

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Oreck XL My Oreck just turned off in the middle of vacuuming and I smelled a burning smell. I am thinking that if I can take it apart and remove whatever turned it off, it will run again.
ANSWER : Your roller brush is probably bound with hair and is not able to move

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Oreck upright hard to push – Oreck XL2000 Bagged Upright Vacuum
ANSWER : If hard to push, only a few things to check:
.(1) Rear wheels will get hair or thread wrapped around axles, dust, etc. and be hard to turn. Make sure each wheel turns easily.
.(2) Small wheels on newer models (since about 1997-98) toward front are worn, missing or have same problem as item 1.
.(3) Brush roll not turning. The brush roll actually helps pull this unit along the floor, as it rotates in the “forward” direction. If the belt broke, and you do not realize it, it may suddenly seem harder to push.

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