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Steam iron just spits water

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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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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