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Norelco easy steam 516 but does not put out steam the way it should. Best way to clean iron

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: gunk coming out of 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.

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Iron puts out water which stains clothes. Steam is not dependable

Replace your iron. You can try cleaning the old one with either white or the stronger pickling vinegar, but for all the trouble that will be it is easier to just replace your iron. If future use ONLY distilled water, bought at any supermarket or water store, in your new iron.

Posted on May 25, 2009

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SOURCE: find water demineraliser for use in a steam iron

You can use cheap pure distilled water (with no additive) as used to top up car battery: supermarkets and auto shops will carry the product.
You can also make your own by investing in a water distiller but they can be expensive and the cheaper model will take about one hour to make one liter.
As a cheap alternative and easy to find alternative, use a good quality drinking water filter (jug) to make your clean product with tap water and your steam iron will still thank you!

Hope it helps!

Posted on Feb 26, 2010

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SOURCE: my Phillips gc7320 steam iron

Hi joseph mc410

Go to HomeDepot,Lowes,WalMart,any hardware store,etc.
Purchase some "CLR" mix it according to the directions on the bottle and pour it in your iron and let it work...then pour it out, flush with distilled water and you should have cleaned your iron now.
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How do i descale a team international steam pro 2600w iron


Buy a bottle of descaler and put it in the tank where you normally put the water. Put iron on hottest steam poison and run steam , topping up as required. Rinse thoroughly when finished and iron has cooled. Use distilled or demineralised water for steaming and the iron shouldn't require cleaning again.

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Brown coming through holes and there is a funny odor.


Tell us what water you have been adding to the iron over the years?
Often times our household drinking water is 'hard' or has iron in trace amounts in it- While it may not be toxic to our bodies-- when you boil it off in the steaming process, the minerals remain behind, and make a brown or dirty residue in the chamber. That residue will often 'bleed' out into the passages of the steam holes.
Have you ever used Vinegar to try to clean out the chamber?
Tho this might helb get rid of the residue-- it does tend to move the debris into the steam passageway-
So-- unless you have some way of spending considerable time and effort cleaning it out-- It may ruin more white shirts in the process than it is worth.
Note: Using distilled water will extend the life of a steaming iron-- but eventually, even the best treated Steam iron will need to be replaced!
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My Philips steam iron Easy Care 3232 oozes brown liquid through holes when used on steam. How can I clean it?


Periodic Descaling of the iron will help reduce this.
Mineral deposits in the water will remain inside the iron after being converted to steam. This builds up over time as scales unless cleaned.

For descaling instruction, refer to manufacturer.

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What happens if I use CLR in my steam iron? I have an expensive European style iron which is no longer producing steam. I have bought an iron descaler/cleaner and have repeated its use. I tried the...


The steam tank may not be heating because of mineral deposits in the tank. But also do this check first. Open up the tank reservoir cold, and drain all water out, (is it clean inside there when you shine flashlight in there? Rinse with clear filtered water only (low minerals).

Do not use CLR or anything agressive in there. You should have the main unit in full steam mode and the iron control also in full steam mode. Leave one tablespoon of water in the tank, put back together and let the pressure build. Put a clean towel on your ironing board and when iron is at full pressure and heat, hit the burst of steam and look at what comes out of the sole plate. If you see lots of white deposits look at the sole plate and see if the white chunks are coming out steam holes.

When using iron, run it till steam/water tanks are dry, the burst of steam is used in this case to clean the iron of all standing water. Pull the reservoir and allow to cool...once tank is cool drain it as well. Doing this several times should help purge unit of the heavy mineral deposits.

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California Electric Service in Concord CA (it is the only Rowenta repair station in California) go to either of the following addresses:
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Simac Stirelli 9000 steam iron spews rusty steam and smells like burnt apples


Your steam iron has been filled with 'tap' water that may have been contaminated (thus the smell). Rust develops more rapidely in Steam Iron chambers when distilled water is not used: to clean the 'enclosure' of the steam iron from rust and smell, over a sink or outdoor, fill 'cold iron' with a 50/50 water/vinegar and a teaspoon of bicarb, let it stand for about 10 mins, then turn the iron on and let it steam the mixture out while shaking the iron gently (DO NOT BURN YOURSELF! STEAM IS HOTER THAN BOILED WATER!). Refill and Steam flush again with Clean water (distilled preferred). Repeat the steps until the rust has been completely dissolved (check by steam ironing on clean pieces of disposible kitchen paper towel. Use the Power steam or Flush function of the Iron if available. Hope it helps!

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I got something on the bottom of my rowenta steam iron. How do I remove this? Can I use an SOS or brillo pad?


I would not use that type scrubbing pad. It will probably get steel fibers in the steam ports -- if you don't get them all out you could get rust on your clothes.

Try a stiff fiber scrubbing pad -- non-metallic. If you use soap, check to see if the steam ports need cleaning of whatever soap may have gotten in them.

And then maybe run some steam though the iron -- like steam iron an old rag to clean it up before actually putting the iron on good clothes.

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Gunk coming out of 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.

Mar 29, 2009 | Irons

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Dz9080


A pint of white vinigar in the reservoir and steam it thro will clean it up a treat. Steam some clean water through afterwards before using it on your clothes. Best Wishes Rick

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I cannot get the iron to put forth steam when I am ironing. It isn't even a year old.


take down the iron and clean it the spring is dead probaly you can stretcth it to gain a little tension.good luck.

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