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Iron will not go to the highest setting--will only go as high as the wool setting.

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To descale make a solution of 3 parts distilled water to one part white vinegar, about a teacup full and pour into the irons water reservoir. Switch the iron on and set it on to the highest steam setting. Place a clean tea towel or similar on the ironing board and steam-clean it with the iron for a few minutes. The vinegar/distilled water solution will break down and expel the lime scale. Turn off the iron (unplug). Pour out the water and vinegar solution. Pour clean distilled water into the iron reservoir and steam-clean a new clean cloth for a few minutes. this will remove any residual vinegar etc. Turn off and unplug the iron and pour out the remaining water. Descale completed.
To clean the base (soleplate) first, make sure your iron is completely cool before cleaning.
There are a number of things to remove various stains. For general stains rub the bottom of the iron with table salt and a soft damp cloth. For marks left by limescale (a powderey white) use undiluted white vinegar on a soft cloth. Some stubborn stains can be removed with a paste made from baking soda and water. What ever you use make sure you rinse and wipe the soleplate dry before using again. Never under any circumstances use a metal scouring pad or wire wool type cleaner, this will scratch, mark, and probably damage the soleplate beyond repair.

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How do I descale my iron


To descale make a solution of 3 parts distilled water to one part white vinegar, about a teacup full and pour into the irons water reservoir. Switch the iron on and set it on to the highest steam setting. Place a clean tea towel or similar on the ironing board and steam-clean it with the iron for a few minutes. The vinegar/distilled water solution will break down and expel the lime scale. Turn off the iron (unplug). Pour out the water and vinegar solution. Pour clean distilled water into the iron reservoir and steam-clean a new clean cloth for a few minutes. this will remove any residual vinegar etc. Turn off and unplug the iron and pour out the remaining water.
To clean the base (soleplate) first, make sure your iron is completely cool before cleaning.
There are a number of things to remove various stains. For general stains rub the bottom of the iron with table salt and a soft damp cloth. For marks left by limescale (a powderey white) use undiluted white vinegar on a soft cloth. Some stubborn stains can be removed with a paste made from baking soda and water. What ever you use make sure you rinse and wipe the soleplate dry before using again. Never under any circumstances use a metal scouring pad or wire wool type cleaner, this will scratch, mark, and probably damage the soleplate beyond repair.

Oct 29, 2013 | Irons

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Steam iron turns itself from hot temperature to cool


1) test the electronic control for defective and follow the next steps. God bless you
Clean an iron:
  1. Unplug the iron and make sure it is cool before cleaning.
  2. Use a toothpick or pipe cleaner to remove buildup in the steam vents, making sure the debris doesn't fall into the vents.
  3. Use a fine sewing needle to carefully clean the spray nozzle of mineral deposits.
  4. To flush sediment from a steam iron, pour 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup vinegar into the water tank. Place the iron on a rack over a broiling pan and set the iron to steam until the tank runs dry. Repeat if necessary. Or follow the instructions for using a commercial iron cleaner.
Service the steam and spray mechanism:
  1. Unplug the iron.
  2. Use a fine sewing needle to unclog the steam valve assembly. Also, check the valve spring and replace it if it is broken or has lost tension.
  3. If the spray pump is accessible, remove it and check for leaks by placing the spray tube in water and squirting the pump. Clean or replace as needed.
Clean a metal soleplate:
  1. Unplug the iron.
  2. Use a sponge and commercial soleplate cleaner or baking soda and water to remove dirt buildup on the soleplate. Rinse well with water and dry. Don't use harsh abrasives or immerse an electric iron in water.
  3. Use very fine steel wool (0000) or an emery cloth to remove scratches and burns on the soleplate, then clean the soleplate.

Jun 11, 2013 | Irons

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Change the thermal fuse inside iron that's why not getting hot. thermal fuse blown up due to overheat inside


An iron should be calibrated to 410 degrees on wool setting to get the other settings to work correctly.

Dec 26, 2012 | Irons

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Bottom of iron has scale build up


Sounds like you need to clean the iron. Try equal parts of white vinegar and distilled water. Fill the reservoir with the mixture, turn iron to highest setting and place the tron on a wire rack in a baking pan lined with ab old towel. Repeat if needed, Rinse iron with a cycle pf distulled water. Clean iron in a ventillated area since vinegar odor will be strong.

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I just melted my husbands shirt to my iron!!!!!!!!!! how do i clean this mess off of my iron???


Hi hahn rhonda...
Put your iron in the freezer and then use a scraper to scrap off the shirt when it is frozen.
If that does not work, the reheat your iron to the highest setting, after your iron is hot you can use an old cotton towel to iron backwards on to remove the shirt debris
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Aug 11, 2011 | Irons

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My iron temp cuts off and only stays at a low temp even thou it is at it highest settings regards Mike


It is possible that the BIMETTALIC cut off is OFF set and so the cut off happens vry early .
You might need to remove the unit and get access to see if this can be set to higher level- tighter- so that the bimetal takes more heat to cut off. This will provide you a higher heat.
You can calibrate using the highest/lowest settings.

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How can I remove something that has stuck to the bottom of my iron


Not a one step process. Depending on what it is, I would start by turning the iron on to HIGH to heat the material up. I would then wipe it with a cotton rag, a bunch of old newspapers, or if necessary, scrape it with a smooth piece of wood like a paint stirrer. You can get paint stirrers free at Lowes or the Home Depot. At some point it might be necessary to rub with a VERY fine steel wool to clean up any tough spots. You should only do this if the iron is not coated with something special like Teflon.

Aug 28, 2010 | Irons

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Ironed on synthetic fabric by mistake and fabric melted on the iron soleplate. How can we clean it off? Please Help! Thank you


You could turn the iron on again - set to cotton or highest setting and allow it to completely burn off. Do this outdoors or well ventilated area indoors (no smoke detectors on!)

Or, you could warm the iron and use a plastic putty knife to scrape as much material from the iron as possible. A metal knife will scratch and mar the surface. When cool, use a scotchbrite pad to buff away remaining deposits on the iron.

Good luck!

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