I have large amounts of water coming out of the iron soaking all the clothes. very light steam. How do I stop this?
I have had this iron since April 2014. I have always de-cal the iron. I have tried this again this hasn't helped. I have also tried holding the iron up away from the clothes and pressing the steam button as per the manual. Nothing has helped.
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Lime scale build up inside the elementchambers causing poor heat transfer to the water the steam being cooler thAn usual condenses back into water it reaches the porthole the steam is ejected from and you get this leaking effect steam and water together your need to professionally get the device descaled
ensure that your iron temprature is high enough to generate steam. if ironing delicate cloth ensure your steam option is switched off. if your iron has a filler cap or water container ensure they are fitted securely. water dripping usually when the iron is too cold to turn it to steam or you have a leak somwhere.
If you're ironing, and water is coming out instead of steam, STOP. Leave the iron on and wait 5 minutes for the heating element to come up to temperature. When the element is too cold, water running over it doesn't have a chance to boil and turn into steam.
Heating plate has come detached from the tank. You have to remove the base and tighten the bolts on the heat plate. This ensures that the necessary temperature can be reached and thus steam rather than water comes out. Unfortunately the base is secured with security screws (6 point star with centre hole) so you will need to get one of these to fix it. They are same as used to secure number plates and can be purchased on ebay or at car parts shop
dump what water is still in iron. refill with white vineger turn turn on after a day soaking with iron hot use on old towel. dump remainer out. hint when filling iron with water only put small amount so water isn't laying inside when not in use.
Use a white vinegar and distilled water solution in the iron, but don't do any clothes with it. Let it soak for a while, then heat the iron and let it blow out any debris. Fill again with distilled water, shake well, and let it steam out. Do this again until there is no vinegar smell coming out. If you use only distilled water, you should have no further problems like this.
I would send them to the drycleaners and point out the contamination.
If they were mine, I would treat them with a little white vinegar; the white deposits are caused by a buildup of calcium in your iron.
Don't put the vinegar directly on the trousers but use a clean cloth with some vinegar on it and gently massage the deposits.
It may stink, but it is wise to now and then run it warm (only) with some white vinegar which will dissolve the deposits.
Put it on a heat-proof surface (such as a stove grate) so it can stand flat otherwise not all of the deposits will get soaked with vinegar.
After letting it soak warm, run several tanksful of plain water to remove the vinegar and shake it over the sink in case there is chunks (very well could be) that have been loosened.
It's a possibility that you iron steam making elements are caked with lime and possibly the steam holes as well.
Purchase some "Lime Away" and dilute it 50/50 and pour it into your steam iron (drain all the old water out first and leave the iron unpluged) let sit for an hour or so and drain out, fill it again with clear water shake and drain out do this a couple of time then turn on the steam and see if it works properly, use the first time on an old towel to be sure all the chemical has been rinced out. Good Luck.
you can mix 50% water with 50% vinager let it set in the iron overnight then turn it on and let the steam run out.What happens is the inside of the iron where the water is had corroded or rusted or has lime deposits.the vinager will break this loose overnight.also after you let the iron steam out all the mixture,flush the iron 4 to 5 times and start using fresh water from a store bought gallon.your tap water is probably full of iron.
OK... so I have fixed my problem of NO STEAM, just lots of water coming out of the iron press plate itself... I had already cleaned the boiler, so I tried adding 1/4 tsp - 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda to the water and flushing it through. From what came out of the iron press plate, I would say the problem was caused by a build up of goop (technical term) inside the iron. Once cleared, the iron is steaming away again. Please note, u will need to have an old towel handy if this is ur problem, 'cos until it starts getting better, there is a fair amount of water coming out of the iron press plate. Just add the bicarb to the water reserve and use the steam buttons to bring the bicarb through. Do not attempt to iron clothing with the bicarb in the water!!! Carolyn ;)