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Not Steaming in Dirt Devil Easy Steam

By on November 13, 2018
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My Wife walk into my shop and said the she had some Honey do’s for me and gave me this Dirt Devil Steam cleaner and said it’s not working and she want it fix in a hurry. I told her that I would have a look at it and she if it’s repairable. The complaint was that she was not getting any steam from it. The first thing came to mind was that the steam nozzle had clogged.

dirt devil system repair

I check it out and sure enough it was not steaming but I can feel the unit hot from the heater, so I know the heater was working, next I switch on the pump and I could hear the pump working…


So I thought to myself easy fix the nozzle was clog. I began to disassemble the unit. See picture below.

steam cleaner repair

steam cleaner repairing

steam cleaner motor repairing

I inspected the nozzle at the bottom and it looks ok (see photo below), next I disconnected the tube that runs from the heater and switch the unit on to see if I was getting the water from the heater and I was not.

steam cleaner parts

steam cleaner part

In the photo below is the heater outlet.

steam cleaner motor

I then tested from the pump to the heater and I still was not getting water, so next I tested the inlet to the pump and sure enough there is water coming to the pump, so the pump was at fault.

pump fault

The following pictures are the disassembly of the pump.

faulty pump steam cleaner

faulty pump part steam cleaner

To remove the pump from the housing you must remove the C Clip as shown in the picture below.

It is a solenoid operating pump.

faulty pump part steam cleaner repair

faulty pump part steam cleaner repairing

faulty pump part steam cleaner fix

The Spring must place between the two metal seats as shown above.

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This Seat is the outlet to the heater, this seat is very small, and you are looking at it through my Microscope. This seat was the problem, it was stuck down to the metal body and causing the water not to flow to the heater. It operates as a check valve. See the spring in the next photo.

steam cleaner fixing

steam cleaner fixing and repair

Once I reassemble the pump and installed it back into the Steamer and switch it on you can see the water coming out of the pump hose.

It does not output much but it enough for the heater.

steam cleaner fixing and repairing

In the picture above, it is assembled to the heater and tested before I assemble the complete unit. Below are photos of it assembled completely and operating.

dirt devil repair

dirt devil system repair

My Wife will be very pleased to get this Steamer working again as she uses it a lot. Honey do’s done.

This article was prepared for you by Andre Gopee from Calitech Limited Trinidad West Indies.

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  1. Albert van Bemmelen

    November 13, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Glad that you were able to help your wife with fixing her dirt-devil-steam-cleaner Andre. Nice photos and good explanation. The Honey do’s you mentioned at first made me think they were some Candy like in "sweet for my sweet sugar for my honey". You of course meant it differently. But I guess that as long as she calls you Honey and not Dirt Devil you are fine!(LOL).

    • Andre Gopee

      November 14, 2018 at 1:24 am

      Hahahah Albert, Yes the Honey Do's are Honey do this and Honey do that.

  2. Robert Calk Jr.

    November 13, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Nice job, Andre. Thanks for the nice clear photos as well!! I just have Me do's. lol

    • Andre Gopee

      November 16, 2018 at 10:39 pm

      These photos were taker from my CAT smart phone, it really take some nice pictures.

      • Robert Calk Jr.

        November 18, 2018 at 12:16 am

        Hmm. I have never heard of a CAT smart phone.

  3. Parasuraman S

    November 14, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Excellent! I have never seen a device like this so far! Very informative! Good double result, device working and more importantly achieved satisfaction of wife! The latter is often a very difficult task!

  4. Andre Gopee

    November 16, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks Parasuraman, and yes they can be very difficult to please.

  5. Yogesh Panchal

    November 19, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Andre Gopee,
    Thanks for sharing your experience

  6. Nicole Filiatrault

    December 14, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Have the pictures disappeared? I'm trying to troubleshoot my Versa.

  7. Arthur King

    June 28, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Thanks for this clear exposition of the pump’s dismantling. Following the procedure I got my daughter’s Steam Devil back to producing steam. Result.

  8. Kim

    January 26, 2022 at 12:42 am

    Can the pump go bad, my pump is not making a sound as if its working! Please help. No steam, the light is on and I took the pump apart and put it back together as suggested


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