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Steam button wont push down

I cant get any burst of steam because the steam button wont push down. i dont seem to get any steam at all even at the highest setting. can you please help me. how do you get the steam button fixed.

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Re: steam button wont push down

Take down and clean the parts where the steam button is the spring could be dead and needs to e replaced.good luck

Posted on Apr 18, 2007

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I just bought this iron in March 2015. The iron leaks water all of my clothes when I press the steam button. I have it set on the highest setting for iron and steam.

Increasing the temperature setting can ease this issue, however it is important to consider the type of fabric you are ironing.

1st option: Fill the iron up, and let the iron stand as the iron heats for little while before using. This may allow more of the water to be converted to steam.

2nd option: You could try using deionised/distilled water in your iron.

If you find that the water leaks out sporadically, it may be worth pushing the steam button once or twice before applying it to clothing.

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Your local grocery or hardware store will sell "descaler" for coffee pots and irons.

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Refill with more descaler (if it is not completely unplugged) and repeat until you are satisifed with how the iron is working.

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You want to run the self-clean mode. Fill with water, then over a sink, with the iron facing down, press the self-clean button. Steam will eject, along with sediment and water deposits. You may have to repeat numerous times. The iron requires soft water, if you don't have soft water at the tap then buy bottled water at the grocery store to prevent this problem.

You can also buy a cleaning solution that you mix into the water reservoir, or you can make your own by filling the iron half-full of water then add white vinegar to the fill line, then perform the self-clean mode or steam mode over a sink.

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Water: Use tap water in the iron. If tap water is hard or high in organic matter, we recommend using bottled spring water or mix tap water with distilled. Do NOT use 100% distilled water. Many softening systems may cause issues as well.
Auto-Off: If iron is equipped with auto off, you need to move iron or gently shake it an allow it to heat back up before beginning to iron.
Overuse of Burst of Steam: Allow more time between each burst of steam.

The Rowenta site does not list a manual for your older model, but here is their link:

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