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J-1, J-2, J-200, J-2000

Steamer works poorly or cycles ON and OFF while steaming. The unit probably needs a thorough cleaning.

Possible thermostat trouble.
Jiffy® Liquid Cleaner may solve the problem, but manual cleaning is the best solution at this point. The heating element must be disassembled and cleaned out manually.
The green indicator light does not illuminate when turned to ON position. Fuse wire is bad.

The cordset is bad.

Wires may be disconnected.

The switch is bad.

The unit is not plugged in.

The outlet may be defective or inoperable.
Check the unit's current flow and replace defective part. This may be done by you, an authorized repair center, or by a Jiffy® Steamer Company Technician.

Try to plug the unit into another outlet.
On units purchased in 1986 and before, the red indicator light illuminates but the unit never heats or steams.

The heating element may be bad.

Replace the heating element with new heating unit kit. This may be done by you, an authorized repair center, or by a Jiffy® Steamer Company technician.
The steamer spits water from the steam head. The steam head may be cracked or damaged.

The rod set is not fully assembled (three sections for most models and four sections for drapery streamers).
Replace head once signs of excess wear are apparent.

Make sure the hose is straight and that it has no kinks which may trap condensation in the hose.
Unit does not produce steam when green indicator light is on. Check water level to make sure unit is not out of water.

Heating element may be bad.

Wire may be disconnected.
Turn unit off, allow cool down period and refill water container.

Check unit with a voltage meter (if qualified).

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PLEASE NOTE: Each of these items serve as simple suggestions and hints when repairing your Jiffy® Steamer. To insure professional service, please send your unit to the plant for authorized personnel to repair the steamer.
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