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My ironing board has no more steam and fan doesn't work

Two problems happened at the same time, I don't know if they are connected or not :
- there is no steam at all coming out of the iron (not even a little, or drops of water)
- the fan of the aspiration system does not work

There is plenty of water in the tank, of course.

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  • cyrillev Feb 27, 2009

    Sorry, the brand is not recognised by the system, it is a Laurastar Magic iS5 (swiss brand with high-quality reputation)

  • cyrillev Feb 27, 2009

    Thanks - sorry I forgot to mention that the water tank has a built-in filter. Maybe the nozzles and pipes are not absolutely clean as the filter is getting old, but I would expect that there would be less steam, but not no steam at all. Also, the fan does not work (but it could be a separate problem). Any other idea ?

    Thanks

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If you used a tap water and not destilled one, it would build a residue in nozzles and pipes which would clogg after a time. Try using clorine based solution to clean it up.

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