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I cannot work out where to pour the water into on my travel iron. It is a ''Travels'' iron, model number MT042. There is no hole and as far as I can see, no way of opening any part of the iron in order to pour any water into the appliance.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Water shooting out bottom holes

This normally means that the iron is not heating up enough check that you have adjusted the temp so it is not as the water will either come out of the bottom when not hot enough to steam or when the jets get dirty and need cleaning.

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Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Rowenta model DE-833 Serie C

Sounds like you need to open the iron up and look for a loose hose/clamp or crack around brass nipple to steam/water reservoir connections. If it has been leaking for some time, there may be some water deposits to help you find the leak(s).
Rowenta typically uses multi-point security Torx fasteners that may be obtained at Kragen's or Harbor Freight tools for a decent price for most DIYers. Make sure to make plenty of sketches to make it easy to reassemble and inspect everything so it is safe to use. Please keep in touch and hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

heatman101
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SOURCE: water leaks out of iron

Hi,
Try using different water...

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

My Steam Iron is Leaking Water
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5301301-steam_iron_leaking_water

heatman101

Posted on Jul 14, 2010

caroldon
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SOURCE: It is a Rowenta Professional.

Possible that the heating element is open. You will need to check the continuity of the element, make sure that the thermostat is contacting if not remove and reset if the element is good. The power cord is good as the light comes on.

Posted on Feb 25, 2011

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on May 08, 2012

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Philips steam iron no steam and red tap light is flashing even when filled up with water it's still getting hot and water is boiling but steam fiction not working as red light will not go out


It sounds like the flow holes are CLOGGED with scale inside. To clean it out:

1. Drain the water/steam out the pour-in shoot at the top of the handle, over the sink. Is any crap coming out?

2. Take some VINEGAR and pour it straight into the fill pour-in shoot. Don\'t dilute it. Fill up the IRON to full line. Let the vinegar SOAK the inside of the COLD iron for 15-20 minutes, by placing it FACE DOWN on an old bath towel, on a heat-resistant surface, such as a granite counter top, or metal cookie sheet. Don\'t put the towel on the ironing board!!! It may get stained badly. Let it sit, COLD for 20 minutes. You can swirell the vinegar around by shaking the iron.



Stand it up on its flat end, with the vinegar inside, still. Take some fresh vinegar and dip Q-tips into the vinegar and clean the slots and holes on the bottom plate. Any burn streaks or soil can be removed with wiping the plate with vinegar. After you clean all the holes and slots with vinegar from the outside, TURN ON THE IRON with the vinegar inside. The vinegar will heat up and should come out the holes. If any holes are not blowing vinegar/steam, clean them with q-tips again. Don\'t let all of the vinegar inside steam out!! Just heat it enough to make sure all of the holes are clean. Some white film may come out of the holes on to the face plate--it is calcium build-up from using tap water in the iron.

Now DUMP out vinegar inside the iron and reservoir through the pour-shoot You may see crud and crap coming out. Repeat the process of filling it up, steaming through the holes etc. until the vinegar comes out clear!!!

DON\'T use tap water in any IRON. Use distilled water, or even bottled drinking water (without flavoring, additives, of course). This will prevent corrosion and calcium build up in the iron.



ALWAYS completely drain the iron from the pour-in spout each time you are finished using it!! After pouring out the tank\'s water, you can set the iron to STEAM HIGH, and force any water inside to boil off and out of iron.! Never keep water in the reservoir or iron.

I set my iron, when hot, and done using it, with the pointed side DOWN in the sink drain to make sure it is dry.

So clean it with vinegar often, use bottled drinking water or better, distilled water and it will prevent this.

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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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Where do you put the water in for the steam?


The water fills through the hole on the front of the unit! Use a measuring cup and pour it in the hole....it should have a clear guage on the handle to show the water level.

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My iron is spitting out rust colored liquid. It is brand new. What can I do to solve this problem?


Pour the water out and refill with vinegar and let it steam all of it through the holes then fill with water and let it steam through the holes to rinse the vinegar out.

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Lost the details on how to clean Philips GC2540 iron. Please can you provide some information.


There are number of commercial cleaners available. CLR is one of them. You can also use 50% vinegar and 50% water.
Pour the mixture into the water chamber and let the iron sit overnight. Switch on the iron the next day and put it on steam. Hold the iron over the sink. The dirt will come out of the holes on the sole plate. If the iron is badly scaled you may need to repeat the process or use CLR following the instructions on the bottle.
Using distilled water in the iron will eliminate or reduce the need to de-scale the iron.

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Where the heck do you fill the iron with water???


Usually there is a fill hole on the front of the iron. Place the iron in the upright position. Pour water directly into the hole and see the water level in the tank rise. Since I don't know which model you have, I can only give you generic instructions.

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Sand is coming out of the vent holes


Probably not sand but crystalized minerals from tap water. Heat up the iron then unplug it and add white vinegar. Shake it up and pour it out of the fill hole. Repeat if necessary. Then rinse it out with distilled or filtered water. Before using on clothes, fill with water and steam iron an old towel to get the vinegar smell out. Use only filtered or distilled water to prevent this happening again.

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While ironing with steam, scale deposits came out through holes. how do I clean iron


You can try this out, fill the Iron with a considerable amount of water, Switch On your Iron, Increase the heat controller Knob to the maximum so that the water boils and Place it Upside Down (As if you want to Iron) but dont let it touch the Pressing Table. Then keep pressing the button that disperses the steam until the whole water inside it finishes, repeat this same process over and over until it comes out clean...
(Alternatively however, you can just pour hot water though the water-inlet hole, and after a while, shake the iron and turn the water out upside down and let it pass out of the water-inlet hole...but please be careful with this second method though...because of the hot water)...hope it helps.

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Water leaks out of iron


Hi,
Try using different water...

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

My Steam Iron is Leaking Water
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5301301-steam_iron_leaking_water

heatman101

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