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My Rowenta DX9600 keeps spitting (I have changed from tap to bottle spring water and back again--didn't solve the problem). But now it's worse when it happens and the holes are clogged up with hard brown sediment and I don't know to clean them.

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SOURCE: Brown spots coming from steam iron

you can mix 50% water with 50% vinager let it set in the iron overnight then turn it on and let the steam run out.What happens is the inside of the iron where the water is had corroded or rusted or has lime deposits.the vinager will break this loose overnight.also after you let the iron steam out all the mixture,flush the iron 4 to 5 times and start using fresh water from a store bought gallon.your tap water is probably full of iron.

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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SOURCE: Brown spots coming from steam iron

Fill with 50/50 water vinegar solution. Get it good and hot and let it sit for two hours. Rinse and repeat if necessary. Buy a gallon of water from the market and use that from now on. This will fix your problem. The Iron is concentrating the iron in you water and this is what is causing the brown spots. Hope you find this helpful. If you do please take the time to rate it fixya and maybe I will keep helping people for free.
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Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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SOURCE: My Rowenta iron is giving

fill with limeaway let it sit for about 2 hours.. empty.. fill with water

Posted on Oct 22, 2008

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SOURCE: THIRD leaking Rowenta

Try buying a cheap one from wallmart or some similar store. They are not too dear so you can use them until they fail and then buy another cheap one.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Iron spits out rusty water. The iron is a Rowenta

Fill it with a mix of 50% white vinegar and 50% water. Let it set for 30 minutes and steam it out for about 2 minutes. Unplug it and dump it. After it cools colpletely, fill it with water and steam it out. The rust is coming from your water supply, not the iron.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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Why is my rowenta iron having something white coming out of it?


Do not use water softened by salt. It\'s all the salt coming out of your iron from the water you are using. Use bottled "Spring Water" do not use "Distilled Water". Your iron will spit and pop.

Jun 06, 2014 | Rowenta Irons

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Cleaning a Steam Iron White Scale and Brown Water


If you are having problems with your steam iron spitting out brown water or white scale all over your clothing, then you need to read this tip.

Both of these problems are caused by poor quality water being used in your steam iron.
The problems are different in that they are caused by two different types of poor water quality. The brown coloring of the water is usually caused by organic matter or iron mineral in your tap water.

If you are getting white scale on your clothing from your iron then it is usually because of calcium or other minerals in your tap water.

Either of these problems can also contribute to spitting or leaking of the iron when in use.

To clean the inside of the iron you must first empty all the water from the iron. Then fill the iron half full with bottled spring water and then fill to full with vinegar. Run the iron at its hottest setting for 15 minutes and then drain the solution. Fill again with just the bottled spring water. Reheat and then empty. After removing all of the water, turn on the iron and let it sit in the horizontal position for a few seconds to evaporate the last of the water. This will not hurt your iron, but will remove all the moisture before storage.

To keep your iron working well, use bottled spring water, and remember to remove all water before storing your iron. Always allow the iron to cool and store it on its heel.
Using the right water will prolong the life of your iron. Commercial de-scaling cleaners are hard on the inside of the iron and can cause leaks. Do not use distilled water, as it is too pure and will not produce much if any steam.

on Jul 14, 2010 | Irons

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Rowenta Focus iron has only been used about 5 times. I use bottle water and iron spits out rust colored residue during steam cycle.


If you mean bottled drinking water, that is full of mineral salts, no good. Use demineralised or distilled water from the supermarket, it is cheap.

Clean the iron first like this

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_can_you_clean_rust_in_a_steam_iron

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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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Calcium buildup - when ironing white specks keeps getting on clothes.


<span id="LblAnswers">.To solve this problem, switch to bottled spring water. Once the water is changed it will take several uses before your iron adjusts to the new mixture and the issue is corrected. </span><br>to speed that up Place the iron in clean or high stream mode if its a feature on your iron if not I would wipe it down with the solution usually 3 parts water 1 part vinegar.&nbsp; Also Rowenta sells a cleaner specifically for their irons&nbsp; and you can purchase it online here is the link its from macys but rowenta brand and is now on sale <br><br><a href="http://www.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=64754&amp;cm_mmc=Google_Feed-_-6-_-77-_-%7Bkeyword%7D&amp;kw=%7Bkeyword%7D">http://www.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=64754&amp;cm_mmc=Google_Feed-_-6-_-77-_-{keyword}&amp;kw={keyword}</a><br>

Aug 29, 2010 | Rowenta Irons

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Cleaning a Rowenta steam iron


According to the manual, you should use regular tap water as long as it is not above 12 grains of hardness. Never use 100% pure distilled water, Rowenta recommends using inexpensive bottled spring water.

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THIRD leaking Rowenta


Try buying a cheap one from wallmart or some similar store. They are not too dear so you can use them until they fail and then buy another cheap one.

Jul 27, 2009 | Rowenta Perfect Iron

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At high temp settings water leaks out of steam holes in bottom


You want to run the self-clean mode. Fill with water, then over a sink, with the iron facing down, press the self-clean button. Steam will eject, along with sediment and water deposits. You may have to repeat numerous times. The iron requires soft water, if you don't have soft water at the tap then buy bottled water at the grocery store to prevent this problem.

You can also buy a cleaning solution that you mix into the water reservoir, or you can make your own by filling the iron half-full of water then add white vinegar to the fill line, then perform the self-clean mode or steam mode over a sink.

Here is a Rowenta suggestions:

The iron is leaking.


Water: Use tap water in the iron. If tap water is hard or high in organic matter, we recommend using bottled spring water or mix tap water with distilled. Do NOT use 100% distilled water. Many softening systems may cause issues as well.
Auto-Off: If iron is equipped with auto off, you need to move iron or gently shake it an allow it to heat back up before beginning to iron.
Overuse of Burst of Steam: Allow more time between each burst of steam.

The Rowenta site does not list a manual for your older model, but here is their link:

http://www.rowentausa.com/rowenta/frame.aspx




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Rowenta Steam Iron Leak


I have purchased two Rowenta irons. Both have the problem with water leakage. The entire iron looses all of it's water....both in the stand up position and the sitting down position. This happened after a couple of months for both items. I contacted Rowenta and they never responded. I will never purchase another item from them. Obviously, the irons must be defective. I'm going to contact consumer affairs.

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