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Could be it's overfilled with water. Pour some of it out & try.

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Tefal iron steam generator


Steam irons can become clogged with mineral deposits. Use distilled water in the iron to minimize these deposits.
To clean the iron , use 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 water. pour in iron and place iron on steam. The iron may require a few cleanings.

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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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Steam not working on iron then lots of water pouring out of holes


fill water chamber with vinegar and let it sit for 24 hours.
empty vinegar - fill with distilled water - turn on and press the steam button to clean the holes in the plate of mineral deposits which accumulate from using tap water. after a few shots of steam all should be clear - empty and refill with distilled water and it should be good to go.

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Water leaking out of iron no steam I have a Hamilton Beach Steam Storm Model 14560 Lost manuel


The Use and Care Guide for the Hamilton Beach Iron can be downloaded here:

http://useandcares.hamiltonbeach.com/files/840091300.pdf

If water is leaking out of the iron:

• Do not overfill the water tank.

• If steam ironing, is Adjustable Steam Knob in a steam position that matches Temperature Control Dial steam range? Did the iron have enough time to preheat?
• If dry ironing, make sure the Adjustable Steam Knob is in the DRY IRON position.

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My Tefal iron stop steam GV 8150


Hello :

1: Make sure there's enough water in the tank if the iron won't steam. Fill the tank up .
2:Check that the iron is set to a steam setting. Some of the settings are dry and won't create steam.
3:Set the temperature dial to the shaded setting which represents steam. You'll see a little dark cloud-type icon with raindrops as opposed to a white cloud with a stripe through it. The dark cloud represents moisture (steam), and the white cloud with the stripe through it represents no steam.
4:Allow the iron to heat up for a while and to emit steam for a couple of minutes while pressing the extra-long burst button a few times. That should get rid of any impurities which can cause blockages. Try this if the iron hasn't been used for a while and steaming is intermittent.
5:Iron horizontally. Steam is only generated when the iron is horizontal.
6:Use the maximum steam setting when the iron is set to its maximum temperature setting.
7:Let the iron get to a high temperature before expecting steam. If the soleplate isn't hot enough, the water won't turn to steam and will in fact drip, spit or leak from the soleplate. Some Rowenta irons have an anti-drip system, which will turn off the steam when ironing at a low temperatures. Turn the temperature up, if needed.

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It leaks water when I iron sometimes staining my clothes with black streaks or water stains.


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1:Clean your steam iron according to the manufacturer's instructions. Your iron is more likely to leak when it has not been cleaned properly. Plus, the water that leaks from a steam iron that hasn't been cleaned will likely be dirty and stain your fabric. Every steam iron brand is different, so be sure to check the manual that came with your iron or browse the manufacturer's website for instructions on keeping your steam iron in good working order.

2:Use your steam iron on a rigid surface like an ironing board. In a rush, you might be tempted to quickly iron a blouse or pants on the nearest available surface like a bed, carpet or even on a table with a towel draped over it. However, these surfaces may not provide the proper amount of level padding for successful steam ironing, and leaks are more likely to occur. Take the time to set up your ironing board for smooth steam ironing to reduce water leaks on a bumpy surface.

3:Allow your steam iron to heat fully in the upright position before ironing. Because your steam iron is designed to convert water into steam that will easily smooth out wrinkles on bulky fabrics, you can avoid leaks by ensuring your iron has time to get the water to the correct temperature. If you lay your steam iron in the horizontal position too quickly, water that is not hot enough to convert to steam will leak. Give the iron a chance to heat up, and then test your steam function on your ironing board cover or spare fabric swatch before tacking your favorite blouse.

4:Turn off the steam function on your iron when ironing at lower temperatures. Since your iron's steam function is designed to convert the water in your iron to steam at the right temperature, lower iron temperatures can cause water to leak if your steam setting is still activated. For ironing more delicate fabrics, turn off the steam to avoid water leaks.

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Water leaking from iron


Hi,
Try using different water...

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

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r5301301-steam_iron_leaking_water

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