Maker Pro
Maker Pro

Wagner Steam Cleaner Handle Overheating

HelloWorld

Apr 26, 2020
7
Joined
Apr 26, 2020
Messages
7
So was wondering if anyone had any idea or solutions for this problem.

Most Home Steamer Fix it guides point to either Calcium build up or a blown fuse as the possible problems that can occur and how to fix it. However I have been unable to find anything that refers to the handle overheating and any possible solutions.

Does anyone have any idea what may be causing this problem ??
 

Alec_t

Jul 7, 2015
3,280
Joined
Jul 7, 2015
Messages
3,280
I don't see how you can prevent the handle getting hot, since you are passing steam through it. However, a layer of heat insulating material wrapped around the handle will reduce the heat reaching your hand.
 

HelloWorld

Apr 26, 2020
7
Joined
Apr 26, 2020
Messages
7
I should Clarify.

You are right that the handle does get hot from passing Steam thru it. But this is scalding heat, not warm heat, almost as if somehow the handle has lost its ability to insulate. I have wrapped the handle with insulating material but if the current overheating is a indication of a bigger or unseen problem, would like to figure it out.
 

Alec_t

Jul 7, 2015
3,280
Joined
Jul 7, 2015
Messages
3,280
Does the steamer have a thermal cut-out? It should if it's for use in the EU.
 

Martaine2005

May 12, 2015
4,382
Joined
May 12, 2015
Messages
4,382
The 2nd review on Amazon about 'A' wagner steamer says-
"The handle got hot after using it for a short time. It was not uncomfortably hot, but close to it."
Here
Hot to some may be warm to others. Do you perhaps have a thermometer to measure the handle temperature?.
I have seen these units with melted plastics.
If you are genuinely concerned, I'd advise to stop using it.

Martin
 

Alec_t

Jul 7, 2015
3,280
Joined
Jul 7, 2015
Messages
3,280
Does the steamer have a pressure-release valve? A blocked valve could result in the steam becoming super-heated.
 

HelloWorld

Apr 26, 2020
7
Joined
Apr 26, 2020
Messages
7
The 2nd review on Amazon about 'A' wagner steamer says-
"The handle got hot after using it for a short time. It was not uncomfortably hot, but close to it."
Here
Hot to some may be warm to others. Do you perhaps have a thermometer to measure the handle temperature?.
I have seen these units with melted plastics.
If you are genuinely concerned, I'd advise to stop using it.

Martin
Thanks for the Reply Martin.

Unfortunately my thermometer broke a few weeks ago. Still need to order a new one. You have given me a reason to stop waiting.

A problem that seems to come up when reading reviews of this steamer is that the handle can loosen allowing Steam to escape that may be my problem. Will try tightening handle to see if it solves the problems I've been having. Below is the Review that list the problem.
********************

https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-...f=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B003PGQI3Y
 

HelloWorld

Apr 26, 2020
7
Joined
Apr 26, 2020
Messages
7
Opening up the Steamer and from my limited knowledge it looks like some of the installation from the steam hose melted off. I'm going to try pvc tape to repair it. Including photos. pardon the appearance of my dry hands.

Anybody with more installation knowledge care to chime in or any suggestions. ??
 

Attachments

  • 96423390_927392667703444_1034657660261105664_n.jpg
    96423390_927392667703444_1034657660261105664_n.jpg
    15.7 KB · Views: 3
  • 96518947_2957453557646305_8949277965737263104_n.jpg
    96518947_2957453557646305_8949277965737263104_n.jpg
    17 KB · Views: 2
  • 96751992_296331521375805_4515823993353142272_n.jpg
    96751992_296331521375805_4515823993353142272_n.jpg
    17.3 KB · Views: 3
  • 97277713_257883062030337_5592686566360219648_n.jpg
    97277713_257883062030337_5592686566360219648_n.jpg
    13.3 KB · Views: 3
  • 97494733_2875273905901480_403738870128050176_n.jpg
    97494733_2875273905901480_403738870128050176_n.jpg
    17.1 KB · Views: 2
  • 97674190_624686048260178_991561778024415232_n.jpg
    97674190_624686048260178_991561778024415232_n.jpg
    207.8 KB · Views: 2
Top