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Refill water tank light won't go out

Hi there. I have a problem with my Philips GC 8220 steam iron. The red 'refill water tank' light will no go out even though the water tank is full and properly engaged. The iron does not make a pumping noise either but I am assuming that's because it thinks there's no water to pump. Any help would be really appreciated - it seems like it might be quite a simple problem... (here's hoping anyway!)

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  • Alex Matthews Jun 08, 2013

    Sarah, I have the same issue with my Iron. Did you ever solve the problem?

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Then replace it because they are not repaired.

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SOURCE: Philips Azure self-cleaning steam iron

philips do not have a manual for this iron online, sorry contact them if you want; http://www.p4c.philips.com/cgi-bin/dcbint/cpindex.pl?sct=IR_STEAMIRONS_SU&cat=HOP_IRONS_CA&grp=HOUSEHOLD_PRODUCTS_GR&session=20070313063306_83.37.63.254&ctn=HI296/54&slg=ENG&scy=GB The best way to clean these irons is with neat vinegar - try to get white vinegar and you have less smell to get rid of - fill the iron, give it a good shake and leave it overnight, then use the iron as normal (use it on a kitchen drying up towel or similar) then leave it for another few hours/overnight and then empty out any remaining vinegar and rinse through with water a couple of times. this normally solves any problems caused by limescale - if not then just leave the iron a little longer with the vinegar, also try to pour a little vinegar into the steam vent holes with the iron upturned and leave for a while. Hope this helps :)

Posted on Mar 13, 2007

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SOURCE: Iron producing lots of water

Hi,
Here is a tip that will help you with that problem...

My Steam Iron is Leaking Water
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5301301-steam_iron_leaking_water

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Posted on Jul 14, 2010

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SOURCE: We have a GC8420 steam

Hi, Brown water and whitescale are often the result of the water you use in the iron... If you have scale, white vinegar will clean that... For brown water, empty the iron, rinse out the insides with bottled water, and then use the bottled water instead...

Also check out this tip...

Cleaninga Steam Iron White Scale and Brown Water

heatman101

Posted on Jul 14, 2011

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SOURCE: Have lost operation manual for

Hi there.


You can get the manual here. Make sure that you have an Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Let me know if you find any problem with the link.

Thank you!

Posted on Jul 26, 2011

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