Having problems with your Polti Vaporetto 2400 Canister Steam Vacuum ?

Heating up but not producing steam. Tank may be furred up as limescale deposits in water when tank emptied.


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OK. This is an actual guaranteed solution to the Shark "No Steam" \012problem. The problem is well documented as hard water clogs the steam \012mops head. And using distilled water should prevent problem (not \012confirmed). But now that you have the problem, how do you unclog?

First\012 off, Ive had two now. And my solution probably invalidates 1 year \012warranty, but I'm not interested in going through all the rigamarole of \012taking my mop back to the store. Maybe yours has expired or you want \012solution now like me.

This requires a drill. If you've tried the\012 white vinegar route like me and it hasn't worked, and the toothpick, \012now it's time to get serious.

Remove the four screws. Then \012slide connection back and remove final two screws. Try blowing thru the\012 small round hole at the end of the connector. If you can't blow \012through it, the smallest choke point near the hole is your problem.

Using\012 the smallest drill bit in the standard drill set (not sure the size but\012 it fits easily in the hole with room to spare) drill gently into the \012hole until it breaks thru the first resistance. Now blow through the \012hole. It should blow through easily now. Run some white vinegar thru \012to loosen up and remove other hard water deposits if you like.

Replace nozel. Replace two screws, Replace 4 screws. Done.

Use only bottled distilled water from now on would probably be a good idea.

In\012 my opinion the problem is a design flaw built in by the Shark people. \012Appropriate name. Its called planned obsolescence. :( It breaks, you \012buy a new mop head (or entire mop if you can't find their part's \012website.)
Try de-scaling with home coffee machine de-scaling solution. Available from stores selling automatic coffee machines. De-scale , rinse and repeat.
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