How To Clean Nozzle On Shark Steam Mop

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Cleaning with shark steam mop is now everyone’s favorite. It works excellently that too just in a few minutes. What do we want at this time? Time-saving.

And this is what shark steam mop does, save your time and clean the floor without leaving any dirt or grimes.

But one problem with this steamer is- it stops working after a few days. Why? It’s not the steamer problems but ours. We don’t follow the manufacturer’s guide and end up with lots of problems.

One common problem we face with shark steam mop is clogged nozzles. Why did this problem occur, and how to clean the nozzle on the shark steam mop?

Scroll down and read below.

Why the Nozzle Is Blocked

Before we jump into cleaning the nozzle on a shark steam mop, we need to know why the nozzle is blocked. So we don’t repeat the problem and have to do this extra work and spend lots of time after this. 

So answer me first, what water did you pour on the steamer tank? Was it distilled water or boiled water? None of these? So you have used normal water, right?

This is the reason the nozzle is blocked. Now the first thing you need to do is read the manufacturer guide.

The manufacturer guide clearly mentioned you have to use boiled water or distilled water in the steamer tank to heat. If you use regular water, when the water is heated, it will release calcium and minerals.

These elements don’t come out and build up dirt in the mop nozzle. That’s why the steamer mop nozzle gets blocked and stops working.

How to Clean Nozzle on Shark Steam Mop

Cleaning the nozzle isn’t a difficult job, but it’s extra work that you have to do just because of your neglect.

So be careful further and always read the manufacturer guide carefully before you use any electrical product. Now let’s jump into the shark steam mop nozzle cleaning.       

Equipment you will need:

Vinegar, Warm water, Cotton Swabs, Paper Clip.

Step One:

This first step will be to unplug the shark steam mop and let it cool down. Don’t touch it when it’s hot or a little hot, and avoid doing any cleaning process. 

Now unplug the mop head and search for the small hole; the hole in the nozzle from where the shark steam mop releases steam.

Take the paperclip, put it into the nozzle, and move it ups and downs. Repeat the process until the nozzle is free of dirt. 

Step Two:

Check the water tank; if there is any water, release them and empty the tank/ now; fill half of the tank with white vinegar and distilled or boiled water.

Let the solution sit overnight. After the night is over, it’s time to turn the switch on. 

Set the steamer on a high level and hold the steam mop over the sink. After the boom, now your shark steam mop is ready to clean again.

Step Three:

Pour some vinegar in the mop head, leave it for a few minutes and then wipe away with a microfiber cloth. It will sanitize the mop head and will remove if any dirt or solution residue was there. 

After following the three steps, your shark steam mop nozzle will be cleaned, sanitized, and ready to use again. But further, don’t repeat the mistake; try to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Frequently Asked Question

How Do You Unclog a Shark Steam Mop with Vinegar?

To unclog a shark steam mop with vinegar, pour equal parts of white vinegar and distilled water into the steamer tank. Now plug the steam cleaner and turn on the switch. Let the tank be heated for a few minutes and steam as routine.

How Do You Fix a Broken Shark Steam Mop?

To fix a broken shark steam mop, identify the problem. If the steam mop handle is broken, you have to replace it. Or if the steam mop is leaked or the cap is leaked, it also needs to be replaced.

But if the nozzle is blocked, then a solution is there. Fill the steam cleaner tank with vinegar and warm water equally and leave it for a whole night. Now take a paperclip, move it forth and back; it will loosen the debris. Pour some vinegar on the mop head and scrub with a rag, and the nozzle will be free.

How Long Does It Take for The Shark Steam Mop to Heat Up?

A shark steam mop is a time saver steamer. If you heat it on 120-volt, it will take approximately 30-35 seconds to heat up and be ready to steam.

Are Shark Steam Mop Pads Washable?

Yes, shark steam mops are washable. Whenever you feel mops need washing, just remove them and wash away, shark steam mops are reusable and washable. You can use detergent water to wash the mop pads.

How Do I Know when My Shark Steam Mop Is Ready?

Fill the shark steamer with water, plug it into an electrical outlet in 120-volt. There will be a blue light turn one. After a few seconds, press the steam mode button, and the steam mop will start to operate automatically at the desired level. When you see steam coming out from the steamer heads, know the steam mop is ready to clean.


Cleaning a nozzle on a shark steam mop is just a combination of a few steps that we have shared above. If you follow them, we hope your nozzle will be cleaned.

We have tried to keep the steps simple but effective. Follow the process and let us know how it works. 

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