Question about Rowenta DG-980 Iron
My Rowenta DG-980 has brown water coming out of it and has been staining my clothes. HOw can I get it cleaned out so that it will stop?
Hi, two problems:
DIA' s problem - the brown water is due to poor water quality and debris in the boiler and iron sytem. Rowenta is clear that they do not want anyone to cleaning solutions - only clear filtered drinking water to rinse out the boiler (via the water inlet screw hole) and I have found running the system dry, letting it cool, rinsing and draining the boiler several times before putting unit away works fine.
Guest' problem with brown/black tar substance is likely caused by too hot and iron setting (steam setting may also be too high) for ironing man-made synthetics (like Nylon, Rayon, Polyester or blends are basically petroleum based fabrics) that breakdown or melt, leaving deposits on the iron's stainless steel soleplate. A secondary cause could be bad water or debris in the boiler/iron in which the solution for DIA's problem might provide relief. Cleaning the soleplate is tricky, I use nothing stronger than an old fashioned wooden orange stick to gently scrap of all traces of the "stuff" and dry "Dutch" cleanser w/ a terry cloth or old cotton sock to polish without scratching the soft stainless soleplate...
Posted on May 04, 2008
To clean the sole plate, Rowenta has a sole plate cleaning kit for $9.99, however, Dritz sewing notions makes one too and it is much cheaper. You take an old CLEAN dishcloth and squeeze about an inch of the cleaner on the towel. Using a hot, dry iron move it back and forth over the cleaner until the sole plate is smooth and clean. I then use a q-tip to clean any residue from the sole plate. Keep turning the towel until all the cleaner is removed from the iron. Any time my iron becomes sticky I use this method and it works great.
Posted on May 06, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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