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My shark Iron spits water. Why - Euro-Pro Shark GI490 Iron

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  • mscanel Jan 22, 2009

    What a dissapointment! My Iron does too. Do you have a solution yet?

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    It is very frustrating...what a waste of money!!

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    this iron is horrible. We have had 2 of them and they both have done this!!! Ruined many military uniforms dont get it!!!


  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    my shark rapido spits brown water and shuts down while I am using it

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    My iron pours water out of the bottom.I do not recommen this iron to anyone.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2009

    spits water everywhere

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    Iron spits brown water and shuts off in the middle of ironing. It's only 2 years old.

  • Anonymous May 09, 2009

    do not buy this iron. all the money is spent on this piece of ****. work well for the first month, after that...drip drip drop!

  • sando8888 May 13, 2009

    Spitting most of the time and brown spots of water, too. I've stopped using the steam function, but will toss the iron asap. (I just bought it last week at Walmart on sale because it was the display. No instructions so I thought I was doing something wrong.) Help is appreciated.

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Water is coming out of where?
if it coming out of the filler, then you have too much water in the iron, if not then the iron is defective, it should only create steam not water droplets.

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Pour all the water out of the iron, and fill it with white vinegar. Heat it and let it spit vinegar for a while.

Chances are there is simply a bunch of crud in the iron from the water, most likely calcium carbonate. The vinegar is the cheap and easy fix, but if that does not do it you;ll have to bring out the "Big Gun" and use some "CLR" cleaner, available at most grocery or hardware stores.

"CLR" stands for "Calcium, Lime and Rust", and a small jug of it is about $6 USD, It will clean the crud out for sure.

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The brown residue is probably caused by iron in the water. I would suggest you put a solution of half vinegar and half water into the water chamber and leave in the iron overnight.

Then switch it on to steam and holding the iron over the sink or over an old towel, the dirt (residue) comes out of the holes on the soleplate. Sometimes if the iron is badly scaled you might need to repeat the descaling.

Once complete fill with water and steam away, to flush any of the remaining vinegar out of the iron.

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