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Calc clean rinsing cap is tight but allows steam and water out when heating up. Then after when in use water rather than steam emits when using the steam trigger

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SOURCE: How to use the calc-clean button

Calc-Clean function
The Calc-Clean function removes scale and impurities.

To do so, set the steam control to position '0', set the temperature dial to 'MAX', and fill water tank up to the 'MAX' level. Then heat up the iron until the pilot light on the handgrip goes out.

Remove the mains plug from the wall socket and hold the iron horizontally over the sink. Then press and hold down the 'CALC CLEAN' button.

Move the iron forwards and backwards while boiling water/steam squirt from the holes in the soleplate to wash away impurities/scales.

When the water tank is empty, heat up the iron to dry it.

Finally move the iron to and fro on a piece of cloth to dry the soleplate. Repeat the process if necessary

Posted on May 24, 2009

heatman101
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SOURCE: My tefal pro express steam

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

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

heatman101

Posted on Jul 15, 2010

mcdevito75
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SOURCE: how to clean anti-calc on tefal express steam

mcdevito75 here, I would try to clean it with some white vinegar.

Posted on Jul 28, 2010

wentlanv
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SOURCE: Had nice steam when started, then no more steam.

Hi signashuff,

Sounds like you are on the right track. Since all seems to be working and you can hear gurgling, i.e. steam being made, then the the passages are plugged. The vinegar and water trick will clean the reservoir, but you still have to clean all the openings in the ironing surface. Have you done that?

Another vinegar trick to try is mixing hot water, vinegar and baking soda and pouring that into the iron while it is still frothing. Let the iron sit for 30 minutes on the soleplate with iron on steam. Then run some clear water through it and use it on a fabric you don't care about for the first session.

If that doesn't work, you might try a commercial cleaner such as CLR, Faultless Hot Iron Cleaner, Whink Steam Iron Cleaner, or Lime Away.

Distilled water is good to use in your iron but it still has minerals in it that will build up over time. It just takes longer to build up than tap water.

Hope this helps. If it does, I'd appreciate a 4 thumbs up. Keeps me working here. :>)
Thanks,

Handie Andie

Posted on Jun 11, 2011

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Need manual for rowenta DW2090 iron


I have provided a link to a manual that seems to belong to your model. But unsure what features your model has. This is not available for some reason at the Rowenta USA website.
Refer page 7 of the manual available at this site
http://laundry.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/rowenta/1103898336__4605.html?p=1

Self Clean - prolongs the life of the iron
The Self clean function flushes dirt and scale particles
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To operate:
• Fill the tank with untreated tap water up to the maximum
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• Unplug from the mains.
• Hold iron over a sink horizontally, push the steam control
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After a few seconds water and steam will emerge from
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After approx. 1 minute move the steam control slide to
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• Insert mains plug and allow the iron to heat up again.
• Wait until the remaining water has evaporated.
• Unplug from the mains and allow iron to fully cool
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• When cool, the soleplate can be wiped with a damp
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We recommend using the Self Clean function approx.
Every 2 weeks. If the water is very hard, the iron should
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We have a GC8420 steam iron. The steam is regularly discoloured, first a pink, chalky stain - very difficult to get out of fabrics - and today a lot of dark brown/black water coming out. We do empty out...


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...

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The steam tank may not be heating because of mineral deposits in the tank. But also do this check first. Open up the tank reservoir cold, and drain all water out, (is it clean inside there when you shine flashlight in there? Rinse with clear filtered water only (low minerals).

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Calc-Clean function
The Calc-Clean function removes scale and impurities.

To do so, set the steam control to position '0', set the temperature dial to 'MAX', and fill water tank up to the 'MAX' level. Then heat up the iron until the pilot light on the handgrip goes out.

Remove the mains plug from the wall socket and hold the iron horizontally over the sink. Then press and hold down the 'CALC CLEAN' button.

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