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Usually distilled water is recommended to prevent mineral buildup. Check your instructions for use

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Ssteams constantly without pressing steam trigger


Sounds like your trigger valve in the iron portion (not the tank) is jammed open. It could be from mineral deposits so maybe try running it with a solution of distilled water and a couple of tablespoons of vinegar in the tank. Wiggle the steam trigger to try to release any scaling that maybe present inside the valve. If your steaming from the iron stops, you've fixed the problem so let the iron cool and rinse the tank using ONLY DISTILLED WATER which anyone knows is the only type of water to be used in ALL appliances. Minerals in regular tap water kill appliances quickly. Never use tap or bottled drinking water even if the directions say it's okay. Iron some old rags or towels with a tank of distilled water to make sure no mineral deposits or staining steam comes out after cleaning.
If this fix doesn't work, you can buy a replacement iron portion online..try 1800Parts.com. It's cheaper than buying a whole new iron but you may need a repairman...I've never tried to fix this portion of my DG5030 iron.

Aug 28, 2013 | Rowenta DG5030 Iron

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My Steam Iron is Leaking Water


If you are having trouble with your steam iron leaking or dripping water, then this tip is for you.

The first thing to remember is that the wrong water can cause you many problems with your iron. If you are experiencing problems, one of the first things to try is to use different water in your iron. Steam irons need a certain amount of mineral in the water for them to operate properly, but too much mineral, iron, or organic matter can be disaster.

Too much will cause all sorts of problems. Brown water, white scale and other problems will come from the wrong water. The wrong water will also cause the iron to corrode and leak. Of course not taking care to store the iron properly will also cause corrosion and leaks. See my other steam iron tips on the brown water and white scale issues.

So, if you are having problems, you must first figure out if it is bad water causing the steam iron to spit the water out of if in fact you have a leak internally. Internal leaks are not repairable. They are often caused by a combination of poor water quality and not drying the iron properly before storage. Either of these can cause internal corrosion and lead to leakage. Make sure to use good bottled spring water and empty the iron before storage. Lay the iron horizontal for a few seconds while hot to dry the remaining water from the tank before storing on its heel.

Poor water quality can also cause the iron to spit the water back out the wrong places and give you the impression that you are leaking, when in fact you are not. Water that makes steam too rapidly, will spit out all over the place and will not want to stay in the tank and make steam. Before assuming that you have a bad leaking iron, try using different water first. You may also need to follow my tip for cleaning the water tank of your iron, so that the different water can be effective.

In short, the wrong water can cause many problems when it comes to steam irons. Do some experimenting before you buy another one only to soon have the same problems all over again.

on Jul 14, 2010 | Irons

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Owners manual


Things to try:

1. Fill iron with tap water ... distilled water may cause leakage.
1a. If you have very hard water, dilute with 50% distilled.
2. Fill the iron while upright, then allow to fully heat before using.
3. Use higher steam setting ... lower settings can cause leakage.
4. Allow your iron to "recover" (i.e. build up steam) if you have a spray or "steam burst" button. Trying to use it too rapidly can cause leakage.


Be sure to clean your iron according to your manufacturer's directions. Chances are, that means using a vinegar-water solution to break up any mineral deposits. You can find a helpful video, here: http://laundry.about.com/od/productreviews/qt/vincleaniron.htm

SAFETY FIRST. Try not to work on a hot iron, or one that is plugged in to a power outlet. Water and electricity do not play well together.

Dec 29, 2012 | Bosch Irons

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The water that is spitting out when I press the steam button is clear and boiling hot. A LOT of water comes out.


Check to see the amount of water the iron requires. If too much is added it will spit water out can also come out of where the water goes in plus the holes the steam should come out. In order for the iron to steam the water must boil inside the iron. Check the instructions and see how mmuch the manufacturer suggests. You may have to fill it several times while doing the ironing. If there is no instruction try consulting the manufacturers web site for information on your make and model of iron. They should have instruction manuals available for download. If that is not the problem it could be cracked on the inside. Give the water adjustment a try first though a lot cheaper in the long run.

Aug 06, 2012 | Irons

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My Morphy Richards Jetstream is about 5 or 6 years old & works fine except that when I first use the steam I get brown water marks on items. This means I have to wash them again. What can I do to solve...


Try cleaning the inside of the water holder it might just be calcium built up, use white vinegar to clear it and you'll prolly be fine. Put vinegar where you usually put the water and heat the iron up and steam the vinegar through the iron then put water, try distilled water to save this problem from happening again or try filtered water.

Jun 08, 2011 | Morphy Richards Jet Stream 42271 Iron

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Iron spits and leaks a lot of water when turned on. water will leak even around the handle


You need to clean it out, try a solution of white vinegar and water, if you can plug it in outside, do it. It usually is caused by tap water being stored in the iron and not emptied each time you use it. Once you run the vinegar solution through, rinse it out with distilled water, now only use distilled water in it plus empty it completely after each use. My iron is 40 yrs old and do this and never have a problem. I had wrecked other irons leaving tap water in it, so I know the problems it causes. I am hoping this will work for you, good luck, because it is cheap and worth a try.

Apr 15, 2011 | Rowenta Perfect Iron

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While steaming clothing, a white flaky residue is being left on the clothing. Sole plate is clean. Residue seems to be coming from steam vents. What do I do to continue using this great iron? Evelyn Roll


Are you in a hard water or soft water area, maybe you could try using filtered water in your iron. To clear out the scale from the jets try adding a little white vinegar to the water and steaming it through, or a little "Calgon" diluted in water. Then perform a test iron on some dark fabric untill the scale has been removed.

Aug 02, 2010 | Rowenta DX6700 Iron

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Hardly any steam comes out...hose is getting pretty hot...How do I clean it out..Iv'e had it for a while.


Soak the nozzle in white vinegar for 10-15 minutes. Dip it into plain water to rinse the vinegar out. The deposits in the nozzles will be melted away.

Oct 29, 2009 | Rowenta Commercial Garment Steamer - White

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Digital revolution iron squirts brown water onto my clothes


Try an iron cleaning fluid or crystals. you can get the stuff at wallmart or similar stores. It usually works. Try using distilled water in the iron.

Jul 27, 2009 | Irons

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Brown water staining clothes when ironing


either the water has sat in the iron too long between uses

or its the iron in the water you use.
you will have to flush out the old water.

try distilled water

Jun 27, 2009 | Rowenta DX6700 Iron

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