Joy’s Mop helper from me…
I wanted to lend a hand and this is also on another thread so I just brought it here ok.
I see what is happening to those who don’t like it.
Maybe this will help you guys. Let’s start from the top okie dokie…
*You get it out of the box, unlock on both lower and upper locks, now let the parts fall down and lock both locks so that it will be stable. By the way, the locks are only the small ish parts that say lock and an arrow and these really only go one click to unlock and one click to lock.
*You’ve got your mop and your bucket full of water, swish as usuall (I found it to work better while it was locked so that I could get all of the mop head wet)
*While it is still in the bucket unlock both locks... bring the mop straight up out of the water as ctinak said this let’s the fibers fall down for easier wringing…
* Hold the bottom colored part and hold the top colored part and plunge down with the top colored part- it does wring itself (let the mop do the wringing)… Keep doing this until you have gotten it wrung out to your desired dampness…
*let the unlocked parts fall all the way back into place (there should be no plastic white parts touching the floor or sticking out) now make sure you lock it all back together.
*mop as usuall. It should not scrape anything. If it is scraping you didn’t let the bottom fall all the way back into place…
Also, I did not unlock the mop until I was ready to wring it out. This is the only time it should be unlocked so that you can use the self wringing helix thingy.
Now practice!! Give it a good go and then see. I am all for trying stuff until you get it!
Thanks suzycurlyq for sharing the help.
Remember this is a new concept and yes it will take a little training for yourself. It wrings itself so that is the part that is new at least to me! 🙂 I don’t know of any other mop that does this!
On that first day I don’t think I had at first locked everything while moping and it irritated me at how it wouldn’t do what I was directing it to do. Then I realized that it must be locked while in use because the only reason I can see for the unlocking is to wring it out and release the mechanism for the helix. If you leave it unlocked it is springy but if you lock it tight it is not. It is much much easier to use it when it is locked. I wonder if you were to place some kind of gripping material yourself on the locks, something that you can buy out there in the marketplace, if this would help you?
Thanks for your help post suzycurlyq. When I saw all the negative comments and reviews, I was concerned, but reserved judgement until I could try the mop myself. I received it this afternoon. As of now I’m still reserving judgement, but trying my best to give it a chance.
I consider myself reasonably intelligent, and can read and follow instructions. However, the instructions provided are poor, even those HSN added to the item page. Also, in the presentation, the entire mopping and ringing routine doesn’t seem to be demonstrated or explained. A visual or complete description would help. An explanation of the purpose of the locks would help too.
At first, I had some of the same difficulties mentioned by others in the reviews. When I got frustrated, I’d walk away and would go back and try again. It was complicated by the fact that I have arthritis in my right thumb and forefinger. I tried again a few more times after reading your post. I was feeling that too much work and effort was needed to operate the mop before and after wringing than is needed to do the mopping itself. I’ve been tinkering with it some more, and it seems that it might not be necessary to lock the locks at all while using the mop, unless one doesn’t want the longer handle or doesn’t like the small amount of movement of the top handle. Can you try that and see what you think?
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01.15.16 6:11 PM