There is no category for irons, so I chose Washer, since I need and iron to deal with clothing that comes out of the washer!
AS870 Type 1, Press & Dress steam iron: Love this iron, but suddenly it has begun spitting water instead of making steam. I use tap water (de-acidified, softened) and tried filling the iron, letting it heat on the highest setting, then holding it at full steam over the sink to clean itself out (also used the steam surge button). This made no difference. What's the matter with this great iron?
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Re: Steam iron just spits water
Hiya .. your problem is more than likely to be one of two things
1. The element is overheating, which means the thermostat is not functioning as it should.. can you hear the thermostat Clicking? if so
2. No matter how soft your water area is.. there is always scale build up around and within the jets, try a good propietary descaler..... White vinegar is a good alternative.
Fill the iron with equal parts vinegar to water, and letting it steam until dry, rinse the tank with clean water, refill it and shake the water through the steam holes over a piece of newspaper/material... Test an old cloth before ironing on anything expensive. It should sort your prob ..... never advisable do this on a new iron as the acidity may damage the iron!
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1. Iron or manganese in the water supply. • Avoid using chlorine bleach on rust stains. It will make them darker and more obvious. • When iron is dissolved in the water, use granular detergent plus a non-precipitating water conditioner, such as Calgon or Spring Rain*. Better results may be obtained by dissolving detergent and water conditioner in the wash before adding the clothes. Be certain that all clothes are down into the water before starting washer. • If the iron is suspended in the water (it will settle out), attach a rust filter to the faucet and inlet hoses or to the water line. • If iron or manganese stains are a recurring problem, the customer may need a special filter or chemical feeder installed in the home to remove these minerals from the water supply. To remove: Launder with RoVer* Rust Remover Part No. 057961 using the directions below: • Top loading washers: a. Fill the washer with water (no detergent), selecting a temperature suitable for the fabric (hot or warm). b. Add 1/3 cup RoVer and let it dissolve by agitation. c. Add clothes and allow washer to complete the cycle. d. Follow up with an additional wash with detergent.
Be sure to check the spin basket for rust spots also.
Sounds like a sulfur-eating bacteria, you're smelling hydrogen sulfide. Are you on city water or do you have a well? Sulfur-eating bacteria can live in a well (as can iron-eating bacteria) and it might find a happy home in a washing machine too.
Since they live in an acidic environment (the hydrogen sulfide, dissolved in water, makes an acid) I would try a caustic first- bleach would be a good first bet.
If you have a well and the bacteria came from it then it'll come back. Consult with a local well drilling operation, they can tell you if you have bacteria in your well and how to deal with it in a locally acceptable fashion.
Hi, If I got the issue correct your iron is heating up but there is no steam. Not sure why do you want to open it. Would request you to first do these: You iron is probably clogged with mineral deposits. First, empty all of the water out of the iron. Then take some vinegar and fill up the water reservoir. Let it sit a while (1/2 hour or so), then turn on the iron to the steam position. If it has a sprayer, spray some, too. Then turn it off and let it sit a little longer because the vinegar will have worked its way into the plumbing of the iron. It will help dislodge the gunk (probably mineral deposits) that are clogging the iron. Then dump out the vinegar and put in clean water and repeat the process. If it seems to be working but you are getting a lot of stuff out of the iron you might want to repeat the whole process again. Make sure to iron onto something you don't care about, a rag or old towel. Please let me know if this does not help else please accept it. Thank You for contacting Fixya.com
I have had customers that have complained of this. I my area it is usually related to hard water a iron in the water rather than being the fault of the washer. The washer and the clothing is just the place that it is most noticable. For these customers a water softener has solved the problem. You should get your water checked for hardness and iron it may be the problem. Another thing that it could be, is if you have iron piping in your house. Rust from inside the iron piping can flake off and stain your clothing. Just a few things that you can check out....
Did this just start. I repair these all day long and have for years and I have yet to see this be the scenario. If you are on city water and this just started happening, you have a bad tub bearing. If I'm correct, what you are seeing on your clothes is grease from the bearing. I agree that it looks like rust but I don't think it is. If they are correct, it's funny how it just started happening. Iron would have be in your water all the time, not just lately while washing clothes. Before you spend all that money putting a high dollar filter system on your water. Please have a service technician check this out for you. You might want to coincide buying a new washer, this way you don't have to pay the tech, the filter installer or the filter system.
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