Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop – Gray/ Purple Vacuum

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Unwrap the power cord from the handle. Remove the 56.0 mm Phillips head #2 screw located above the water tank cap. Pull the handle to separate it from the body.
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.
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 lock is stuck and the cap turns freely even when there is no pressure you will need to break off the cap from the valve. Either using a flat blade screwdriver, carefully prise the cap away from the base – or carefully strike the cap a `glancing blow` to fracture its base and lift off the cap.
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.
The spray tip may be clogged. Use a paperclip and insert it into the spray tip to remove a clog. Now plug back in, making sure you are using a working outlet. You will know, as the Ready light will begin to blink when plugged in.
Mop handles without frames are often called telescope or telescopic poles. They can be screwed or pressed into various mop frames and heads to allow full customization and can extend and retract to fit any user`s height.
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.

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For some reason, our shark steam mop stop working. Usually after I plug the steam mop, the power light would light up then you would hear & see steam coming out of the mop’s head but all of
ANSWER : HEATING ELEMENTS BURNT OUT. WILL COST OVER $100. TOFIX. SHARK NOW HAS A NEW MODEL “SHARK 3” MUCH BETTER

Shark Steam Mop – Gray/ Purple Vacuum: shark steam mop has water, but there is no steam….
ANSWER : I tried running vinegar through as you would a coffee pot to get rid of hard water scales. This did not work. Then I noticed that the light behind the shark decal on the front of the machine was going off and on. And sure enough as I moved the cord around the light would come off and on. Looking closer I could see the the heat had melted thru some of the cord.I bought mine at Target before xmas last year, throwing away the sales slip after several months so I guess there is nothing I can do about it.

The handle on my steam pocket mop broke into – Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop – Gray/ Purple Vacuum
ANSWER : Hi,
There is a year warranty..

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

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Shark steam pocket mop little or no steam. – Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop – Gray/ Purple Vacuum
ANSWER : Heatman101’s (D. Floyd Kolb) solution is what i had used in the past with success using a paper clip to punch out the hard water deposit. however recently after about 2 years of owning the steam mop, the fix would only last a couple minutes. tonight, i had to open it 4 times cuz it kept getting clogged (each time I’d more vigorously try to scrape a larger opening). the final time i used some vinegar on the paperclip and i poured some into the entryway as well. the steam mop worked perfectly for the rest of the rooms in my house with a lot of steam coming out. not sure when it’ll clog again though. HTH others.

Shark Steam Mop – Gray/ Purple Vacuum: I left water in the steam mop and now the steam is…
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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My shark steam mop does not steam – Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop – Gray/ Purple Vacuum
ANSWER : Try cleaning the heating elements of lime deposits or adding a small amount of salt to the water.