Shark steam mop may stop steaming due to several reasons. This guide identifies all the possible reasons and explains how to fix a Shark steam mop not steaming.
Low Water in the Reservoir
Check that there is enough water in the tank. Steam mops don’t produce steam if the water levels are below the fill line.
Wrong Settings on the Machine
Some Shark models have a steam-lock collar for cleaning surfaces that don’t require steam. Ensure that it is not engaged.
Bends in Water Hose
Check your water intake tube for any kinks. Straighten it out if you notice any bends or kinks.
The steam nozzle gets blocked due to calcium and magnesium build-up. These minerals are present in tap water.
Solution: Use distilled water and clean your mop after every session by gently scrubbing the steam jets with a soft toothbrush. You can also clean deep clean the nozzle with a DIY cleaner or a commercial cleaner.
Follow the steps below to clean your Shark steam mop’s nozzle.
Follow the steps below if the above fix doesn’t work!
Your Shark steam mop may have a leakage that allows pressure to escape. It can happen due to cracks in the water tank, loose water tank cap, or leaks in the hoses. Inspect the steamer for any cracks, leaks, or damages. Replace that part to solve the problem.
The last thing to check is the heating element. Dismantle the steamer and identify the heating element. Connect a multimeter to the two wires going toward the water tank. The multimeter will show resistance between 20-50 ohms if the element works properly. Replace the heating element if the reading is not in this range.