with all. is this a common problem with the shark? i’ve owned it less than a year.
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The unit might appear to be leaking, but it may just be soaked from using too high of a steam setting. If this doesn`t seem to resolve the problem, next check to see if water is leaking from a certain location of the steam mop. Check the water tank to see if there are any cracks or leaks on the tank itself.
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.

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.
A: Leaking from the steam vent could mean there is a blockage. Here is a troubleshooting guide on the Bissell website for mops that have steam coming from the pressure relief valve.
One way of preventing this is to use adjustable and closable valves where necessary, eliminating the need for dual-function valves. However, another effective method of preventing internal leaks is to install a separator to remove the condensate entrained within steam.
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.
Steam leaks result in the loss of both latent and sensible energy, while condensate leakage can be the loss of flash steam (latent and sensible energy) or just condensate, which is the loss of sensible energy. These losses add up—often to as much as 9% of overall energy consumption.
However, a soaking mop head is the ideal breeding ground for bacteria. Mop heads should never be left soaking. Custodians should be careful to wring out the mop head after each use and store it where it can continue to dry.
Vinegar is a natural disinfectant that works well as a mopping solution without leaving any chemical residue on your floors. Although some people don`t like the scent, this odor is evident only as you mop and clean—it will fade away rapidly as the solution dries. The results left behind are a gorgeous, clean floor.
Yes. I only use water in the steam tank. The mop does come with a separate handle that attaches to the mop head so you can use the same head without any steam. There is a refillable spray bottle that comes with a cleaning solution to use on hard floors with the no steam version of the mop.
Once you`ve selected a steam mop to use, you`ll save time and money by eliminating trips to the store for cleaning solutions and disposable mops—after all, steam cleaning requires just two things: water and a dirty surface.
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.
While some of the cheaper models perform well in our tests, generally you`ll find that the more expensive steam mops have more sophisticated controls and added features (such as multiple cleaning attachments or accessories for cleaning windows or upholstery).
Fill the Tank With Vinegar

Fill the tank with distilled white vinegar or cleaning vinegar. Avoid using other types of vinegar because they may have sediment that interferes with the cleaning process.

What Should I Use? Good quality tap water. If you don`t have issues with hard water stains and buildup, your tap water is good.
First, attach the mop pad to the mophead, then fill the reservoir with water using the filling flask. Once the steam mop is plugged in, it takes about 20 seconds for the steam to build up, and you`ll hear the mop hissing. During the first use, I found that I had to pump the handle a few times to prime the steam pump.
A steam mop uses hot water vapor to clean and sanitize hard floors, such as tile, linoleum, and hardwood floors, and other places and surfaces: walls, furniture, textile. It works by heating water in a tank, which is then released in the form of water vapor from the mop head onto the surface.
The Shark steam mop claims to turn ordinary water into superheated steam that removes everyday dirt and grime. It`s also supposed to sanitize 99.9% against germs and bacteria, leaving behind the days of messy mops and heavy buckets thanks to the washable microfiber pads that lift and lock-in dirt.
For many people, leakage issues happen when they laugh, cough, sneeze, run, jump or lift things. These actions all place pressure on your bladder. Without the support of strong pelvic muscles, you`re more likely to leak urine. Women who have given birth are at a higher risk of having stress incontinence.
Internal leakage flows constitute another major source of losses in displacement expanders. They often strongly modify the shape of the indicator diagram. Leakages are due to the pressure gradients that are applied across leakage paths resulting from clearances between moving elements.
Just empty the water out of the tank after each use. Doing so will prevent leaking and extend the life of your filter.
We recommend using distilled or demineralized water in place of tap water. Do not use any chemicals in the water tank.
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When i attached the mop head and begin to mop, water comes leaking out of the unit. I have tried different mop heads and it is doing the same with all. is this a common problem with the shark? i’ve owned it less than a year.
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Hi,

Here.is a tip that I wrote about the Euro-Pro Shark Steam Mop and why it.may not 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

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

We have the water hooked up at the back of machine. there is a spout for the water to come in and fill the ice tray.but is does not. If we turn the water on it fills up the space under the ice basket. I keep getting red light and then the two smal llight one ice and one water come on. We can hear the motor trying to fill the ice try and then lights come on. Please help me this so I can use this product. It did not come with a manual.
ANSWER : The water inlet valve on the back of unit opens when the ice maker needs water. If the valve doesn’t seal good because of sediment or wear it will continue to drip and when the water reaches the ice maker supply tube it will freeze blocking the fill tube.. You can take the water line off the valve and watch to see if it drips.
With the fill tube blocked with ice the water can drip down the back wall or drip into the ice bin or just stop up. You can use a hairdryer to thaw the tube out.

My steam pocket mop seems clogged. Steam does not come out of the mop head. The clog appears to be in the rectangular mop head. The triangular head still works fine. I’ve tried soaking it in hot water and soaking it with cleaning solutions. They have not worked. If I blow into the connection piece, no air goes through. That’s what leads me to believe there is a clog. If you can help, please do. I like the product and haven’t been able to use it for awhile because of this. Thanks.
ANSWER : I had the same issue with the rectangular mop and corrected it by disassembling the tube from the rectangular piece. There are two screws that will need to be removed in order to get access to the connector. Once the connector is removed from the rectangular piece you will need to **** out the clog. I used a small drill bit and was able to do this without attaching the bit to a drill. There is a slight angle to the connector which causes the clog to occur. The total job took about 45 minutes to accomplish. I could have purchased a replacement for $21.95 but thought I’d take a shot at fixing it. Hope this helps.

I have a hoover 3000 i have not used in awhile, and since I removed a large rug, I would like to use it again on my slate floor. HOWEVER, I cannot get it to pick up ANY water in the water recovery unit……it is dry, dry, dry. I have put in a new filter, cleaned the nozzle unit, the scrubber , and reconnected both the recovery unit and the water unit several times, but to no avail. I would like to get a graut attachment a well as replacement part, but since I can’t get the basic unit to work, I
ANSWER : Have you made sure the plastic filter cover with the round hole in it that covers the filter is in place ( part # 59177096 ). This piece seems to get lost, and without it there is no pick-up. The other common problem is that the wheel assembly has been damaged. Look at the bottom of the Floormate. You will see a black plastic wheel assembly. There are two pegs at the rear attaching it to the base. If this piece has a crack in it where it attaches to the base, there will be no pick-up.

My Shark is less then one year old. The Shark steamer will heat up – the water is hot – however, when I push the handle to mop the steam is not released, then it cools down and only cold water is releases from the mop head.
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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I have a Bissell Proheat 2XTurbo carpet cleaner. No water will come out when I squeeze the trigger. I have filled the solution tank and the water tank. I read the troubleshooting in the manual and have tried turning it off for a minute and restarting and nothing. I took out both tanks and reseated them and nothing. It has sat for over a year but did not have any water in the water tank. Some solution was left in the solution tank. How can I make the water come out? HELP!
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I have a Kirby G4 Vacuum Cleaner – MOdel G4 D. I have never had any problems or repairs done to it in the past ten plus years that I’ve had it. This is an upright vacuum. I was vacuuming the carpet floor and was not having any trouble at all. I switched the vacuum off and moved it into a different room. When I tried to turn on the vacuum, it would not turn on. I checked with different outlets, used both front attachment and hose attachment. Checked the front part of the motor/ spiral case. This
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.My educated guess is that it’s either the switch or the power cord. Here are a couple of guides to help with diagnosis and repair…
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.http://reviews.ebay.com/COMMON-PROBLEMS-WITH-THE-KIRBY-VACUUM-TROUBLESHOOTING_W0QQugidZ10000000003800312
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.http://reviews.ebay.com/REPLACING-THE-POWER-SWITCH-ON-ANY-KIRBY-G-SERIES-VACUUM_W0QQugidZ10000000003752018
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.Hope this helps!!
.Marci