My iron is not heating. Yes, it is plugged in a working outlet. There is water in it and set to maximum heat. When I first plugged it in the heating light was on, it was starting to heat up. After about 10 minutes, the light went out and iron was cool.
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If the iron doesn't heat, make sure power is on to the outlet,,test the outlet with desk lamp for to see if working. check the electrical cord, and check the thermostat + fuse inside replace if necessary. God bless you
1. Fill iron with tap water ... distilled water may cause leakage. 1a. If you have very hard water, dilute with 50% distilled. 2. Fill the iron while upright, then allow to fully heat before using. 3. Use higher steam setting ... lower settings can cause leakage. 4. Allow your iron to "recover" (i.e. build up steam) if you have a spray or "steam burst" button. Trying to use it too rapidly can cause leakage.
Be sure to clean your iron according to your manufacturer's directions. Chances are, that means using a vinegar-water solution to break up any mineral deposits. You can find a helpful video, here: http://laundry.about.com/od/productreviews/qt/vincleaniron.htm
SAFETY FIRST. Try not to work on a hot iron, or one that is plugged in to a power outlet. Water and electricity do not play well together.
Visual Check: 1. Do you smell burned electrical wire? If none, 2. Check the cord for damage, and the outlet for electricity ((plug in another device and see if it turns on)). If none, 3. Does the water reservoir or iron face have visible mineral deposits (i.e. need cleaning)?
1. On COLD, UNPLUGGED iron, clean working surface with non-abrasive cloth.
2. Try Vinegar & Water cleaning to remove mineral deposits (if warranty allows): Mix equal parts water and white vinegar (abt. 1/3 cup each). Pour into water reservoir. Turn on the iron with steam option. Allow to work, upright, for 2-3 minutes. Turn all controls to low before unplugging. Drain into sink ...carefully, it may be hot! Flush with plain water. Reheat iron and test on scrap cloth to clear any residue.
BE SAFE and work carefully. If iron still does not heat after thorough inspection and cleaning, the unit may need a qualified technician.
Be sure that there's no short circuit occur and the plug it really connected to the wall outlet. Otherwise a open circuit in the cord or heater will cause it, so you should check it with a analog tester. When adding water, turn off the control to allow it to cool the heater. Sudden temperature change cause heating element to become defective. Thanks for asking.
I assume you mean that it will not steam???
1. Could be it's not getting hot enough?(Thermostat could be set too low)
2. The pipe into the tank is blocked? (try pouring a little boiling water CAREFULLY into the iron filler hole and try that)
3. The outlet jets could be totally blocked? (Buy a de-scaling kit from Wallmart or similar)
Failing that you may have to buy a new one. Wallmart or similar have cheap electrical appliances
SELF CLEANINGIt is important to “Self Clean” the iron at least every two weeksto remove scale, calcium, etc. The harder the water, the more often the iron should be self cleaned.1. Set the variable steam control dial to any steam position.2. Fill the water tank up to the “MAX” level.3. Stand the iron on its heel. Plug the iron into the electrical outlet.4.Press the electronic temperature control button until you get the “MAX” temperature setting on the display panel and wait until the iron heats up and temperature setting light stops flashing.5. Turn the variable steam control dial all the way to the right to the self-cleaning position and hold the iron horizontally over the sink (Fig. 8).6. Boiling water and steam will now be ejected from the holes in the soleplate. The impurities and scale are washed away with it. 7. Move the iron back and forth as this happens.8. If there is any water left in the water tank after the iron stops steaming, just empty the remaining water in a sink following the instructions for emptying the iron. 9.Turn the variable steam control dial to the “0” position when the water tank is empty.10.Place the iron back upright on its heel to cool down before storing.
I do believe the thermostat is defective.All the iron have a small thermastat top control the temperature and is working like a switch.If the switch don`t work get stuck on the same position.Unfortunatly sometimes is better get a new one themn fix an old one but this is The Market and nothing i can do personally.Also make sure the thermostat knob is working properly.If you hear a click when you turn is ok.