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Water and iron heats up but no steam comes out.

Indicator lights come on and everything seems to work but it will not put out any steam. Thanks for any suggestions. Lori

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  • Anonymous Nov 19, 2007

    same problem, was the solenoid valve at the tank. It was stuck closed remove it and take it apart and clean the piston, or get a new one, you should here it click when iron is on and you depress the button on the iron.

  • diane62ash Aug 16, 2008

    I have a kenwood steam iron (KBS-11B). When i turn my iron on it lights up but does not get hot.

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There is most likely a small port where some particles have clogged...fill reservoir with vinegar and water (50/50) and allow to soak 24 hrs, then reheat then shake vigorously to drain then rinse then retry

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Hi,
You have to check solenoid steam valve which is fitted on the steam tank output pipe.

Posted on May 23, 2009

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Hi Lori, There's a little valve on the water tank on the inner side where it connects to the base, push this in a couple of times it may be stuck. I had the same problem and hey it worked. Good Luck Babs.

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Hello, me again.

I have bought a new filter thing for my iron, now when i turn it on no steam comes through.

Diane.

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I would start by cleaning it, my best guess would be to run a few cycles with vinegar in it. This is a mild acid that will dissolve the calcium deposits. Try maybe a 50%-50% with vinegar and water.

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