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Philips steam iron no steam and red tap light is flashing even when filled up with water it's still getting hot and water is boiling but steam fiction not working as red light will not go out


It sounds like the flow holes are CLOGGED with scale inside. To clean it out:

1. Drain the water/steam out the pour-in shoot at the top of the handle, over the sink. Is any crap coming out?

2. Take some VINEGAR and pour it straight into the fill pour-in shoot. Don\'t dilute it. Fill up the IRON to full line. Let the vinegar SOAK the inside of the COLD iron for 15-20 minutes, by placing it FACE DOWN on an old bath towel, on a heat-resistant surface, such as a granite counter top, or metal cookie sheet. Don\'t put the towel on the ironing board!!! It may get stained badly. Let it sit, COLD for 20 minutes. You can swirell the vinegar around by shaking the iron.



Stand it up on its flat end, with the vinegar inside, still. Take some fresh vinegar and dip Q-tips into the vinegar and clean the slots and holes on the bottom plate. Any burn streaks or soil can be removed with wiping the plate with vinegar. After you clean all the holes and slots with vinegar from the outside, TURN ON THE IRON with the vinegar inside. The vinegar will heat up and should come out the holes. If any holes are not blowing vinegar/steam, clean them with q-tips again. Don\'t let all of the vinegar inside steam out!! Just heat it enough to make sure all of the holes are clean. Some white film may come out of the holes on to the face plate--it is calcium build-up from using tap water in the iron.

Now DUMP out vinegar inside the iron and reservoir through the pour-shoot You may see crud and crap coming out. Repeat the process of filling it up, steaming through the holes etc. until the vinegar comes out clear!!!

DON\'T use tap water in any IRON. Use distilled water, or even bottled drinking water (without flavoring, additives, of course). This will prevent corrosion and calcium build up in the iron.



ALWAYS completely drain the iron from the pour-in spout each time you are finished using it!! After pouring out the tank\'s water, you can set the iron to STEAM HIGH, and force any water inside to boil off and out of iron.! Never keep water in the reservoir or iron.

I set my iron, when hot, and done using it, with the pointed side DOWN in the sink drain to make sure it is dry.

So clean it with vinegar often, use bottled drinking water or better, distilled water and it will prevent this.

Oct 24, 2013 | Irons

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Manual for ge 169133 iron


Many GE household product manuals are available here: http://www.gehousewares.com/Product_Search.aspx . Either search by the model number or select Household and Irons in the two drop down menu and click Search. If you use the second option, look for the Auto-shut off iron. The direct link to the English version of the 169133 iron is http://www.gehousewares.com/products/200879151416862.pdf .

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jul 26, 2012 | Irons

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Re: cleaning the iron


Hi,

Here is a tip that will help you with cleaning the bottom of your iron...

Cleaning a Steam Iron Soleplate
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5301167-cleaning_steam_iron_soleplate

heatman101

Mar 07, 2010 | Tefal UltraGlide Easycord FV4256 Iron

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Dirty water in my iron


The dirty water coming out of your iron steam holes is caused by the accumulation of 'dirty' tap water: if you look inside an eletric kettle, you will see the same 'dirty' muddy brown mineral residue on the inside. In addition, if your iron is old, it can also be rust. It is a pretty common problem that can be minimized by using distilled water. You can get commercial steam iron cleaning fluid to clean the inside of your steam iron or you an simply use vinegar: 1) with a cold iron, fill the reservoir with straight vinegar 2) Place your iron on top of a metal kitchen rack above your kitchen sink, turn iron on and let it steam out all the vinegar: it should spit out the whitish mineral and muddy brown deposity. 3) Refill iron reservoir with clean water and repeat as of step 2. 4) Refill iron reservoir with clean water, wipe any dirty from the sole plate and this time on full steam, iron on clean layers of Kitchen paper to ensure that all dirt has been removed from the inside of the iron reservoir, if not, repeat from step 1 again.
In the future, try to use distilled or at least filtered water.
Hope it helps: let me know how you go!

Feb 24, 2010 | Bosch TDA8340 Iron

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How to clean iron


You can clean inside iron by open the cover and used brush

Jun 26, 2009 | Rowenta DG-980 Iron

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Clean instructions for a sunbeam iron model 3051-033.


rinse the inside with white vinegar. Clean the bottom with store bought iron cleaner they are fairly inexpensive and work good. Be careful esp since alot of irons have teflon on the bottom you do not want to scratch this coating if you have it.

Jun 11, 2009 | Irons

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Euro pro steam iron model G6118H


the preasure tank inside the iron could have a hole or the holes at the bottom of the iron are clogged up and needs to be cleaned.good luck

Jan 16, 2007 | Euro-Pro G6118 Iron

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