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My iron generator keeps spitting out brown liquid even after descaling and changing cartridge - I have ruined a couple of items. Also the light has never indicated when to change cartridge.

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SOURCE: I have a Rowenta DG-980

Hi, Rowenta recommends that you use clear filtered drinking or bottled water only. I believe them because the system uses brass & aluminum throughout, so salts or acids would cause corrosion. To clean the system totally, after each ironing session before I put it away, I remove the blue reservoir completely, and run the burst of steam several times until the boiler is empty, and red light indicates it is out of water. I shut the power off and unplug. Wait at least an hour or so, access the boiler tank plug on side & if it is cool to the touch, remove it using a coin (quarter), drain and flush the tank several times with the cleaning tube that came with unit or filtered/drinking bottled water several times over the kitchen sink. Finally, drain all the water completely out of the boiler (I leave the plug & cover off to making sure it is completely dry before putting everything back together, ready for the next time). After several use cycles of the above should clear out the debris. My 1st experience with a used DG980 had exactly the same problem. P.S. before ironing the first article, use several bursts of steam away from the ironing board surface to clear out any standing water that was is in the system. Hope this helps :O)

Posted on May 13, 2008

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Thankfully I was able to clean the boiler compartment, by unscrewing the large bolt on the boiler, cleaned with water only, loads of brown yuck came out, It would then not allow me to use the steamer, Waited until the next morning tried again and working brilliantly again.

Jopey

Posted on Aug 23, 2008

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I'm afraid the brown water is rust if it is I would chuck the iron and buy a new one.

If it's just scale then mix "Lime Away" 50/50 with water pour it in the opening where you put the water in for steam, turn it on low and let it sit for a few hours, rinse it three or four times and then try the steam again.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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I had same issue , now , once you turn the unit on , you should see displayed 3 steam jets and the flashing standby , turn the dial on the iron to max ,press the steam button on the machine to max steam , leave for a minute or so , now press the steam button on the iron , does it make a noise ? if it does , slightly raise the whole front end of the unit ( easier if you have the iron on the worktop and not on the unit !) for a minute then try and press the steam button on the iron again . I think there is a bit of an issue about the conection between the water tank and the filter . This solved my issues and i do hope it will help you .

Posted on Oct 16, 2009

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Hi,


Brown water and white scale are often the result of the water you use in the iron...

If you have scale, white vinegar will clean that...

For brown water, empty the iron, rinse out the insides with bottled water,

and then use the bottled water instead...

Also check out this tip...

Cleaning a Steam Iron White Scale and Brown Water

heatman101


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The iron has been all descaled, however we cannot get any steam when pressing the button. It is a Tefal express generator model 3 years old.


Once you have descaled the boiler and refilled your frontpiece of the iron itself (hopefully with distilled water - any supermarket) you press the "reset"/ "restart" button on the back end of the steam generating unit. When the water is hot enough press steam button & turbo button a few times - WARNING: make sure iron is facing downwards and cover ironing board with old rag because initially brown steam splatter will come out on first few steam releases.

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How does the descaler unit open on model 18465


The user manual is here with detailed instructions
http://uk.russellhobbs.com/pdf/18465_steam_generator.pdf
Changing the descale cartridge sounds like a right pain though. Good luck!

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My Rowenta Expert steam generation iron (seperate tank for the water type) is starting to spit ever so often brown water out. I only use filtered water. How can I clean the actual Iron, the water tank is...


Hi, Brown water and whitescale are often the result of the water you use in the iron... If you have scale, white vinegar will clean that... For brown water, empty the iron, rinse out the insides with bottled water, and then use the bottled water instead...

Also check out this tip...

Cleaninga Steam Iron White Scale and Brown Water

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My Philips steam iron Easy Care 3232 oozes brown liquid through holes when used on steam. How can I clean it?


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Our iron keeps shutting off and on. It then spurts out brown liquid from the iron. It is on my wall and it stains our clothes


the brown liquid is rust from leaving the water in the iron. Always dump the water out when you are done ironing. You need to run a descaler through it. you can purchase descaler online. The shutting off and on could be a loose wire.

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Iron spitting out brown water


I'm afraid the brown water is rust if it is I would chuck the iron and buy a new one.

If it's just scale then mix "Lime Away" 50/50 with water pour it in the opening where you put the water in for steam, turn it on low and let it sit for a few hours, rinse it three or four times and then try the steam again.

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Tefal express iron cleaning


Thankfully I was able to clean the boiler compartment, by unscrewing the large bolt on the boiler, cleaned with water only, loads of brown yuck came out, It would then not allow me to use the steamer, Waited until the next morning tried again and working brilliantly again.

Jopey

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