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Cleaning a Steam Iron Soleplate
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Posted on Jul 15, 2010

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Philips steam iron no steam and red tap light is flashing even when filled up with water it's still getting hot and water is boiling but steam fiction not working as red light will not go out


It sounds like the flow holes are CLOGGED with scale inside. To clean it out:

1. Drain the water/steam out the pour-in shoot at the top of the handle, over the sink. Is any crap coming out?

2. Take some VINEGAR and pour it straight into the fill pour-in shoot. Don\'t dilute it. Fill up the IRON to full line. Let the vinegar SOAK the inside of the COLD iron for 15-20 minutes, by placing it FACE DOWN on an old bath towel, on a heat-resistant surface, such as a granite counter top, or metal cookie sheet. Don\'t put the towel on the ironing board!!! It may get stained badly. Let it sit, COLD for 20 minutes. You can swirell the vinegar around by shaking the iron.



Stand it up on its flat end, with the vinegar inside, still. Take some fresh vinegar and dip Q-tips into the vinegar and clean the slots and holes on the bottom plate. Any burn streaks or soil can be removed with wiping the plate with vinegar. After you clean all the holes and slots with vinegar from the outside, TURN ON THE IRON with the vinegar inside. The vinegar will heat up and should come out the holes. If any holes are not blowing vinegar/steam, clean them with q-tips again. Don\'t let all of the vinegar inside steam out!! Just heat it enough to make sure all of the holes are clean. Some white film may come out of the holes on to the face plate--it is calcium build-up from using tap water in the iron.

Now DUMP out vinegar inside the iron and reservoir through the pour-shoot You may see crud and crap coming out. Repeat the process of filling it up, steaming through the holes etc. until the vinegar comes out clear!!!

DON\'T use tap water in any IRON. Use distilled water, or even bottled drinking water (without flavoring, additives, of course). This will prevent corrosion and calcium build up in the iron.



ALWAYS completely drain the iron from the pour-in spout each time you are finished using it!! After pouring out the tank\'s water, you can set the iron to STEAM HIGH, and force any water inside to boil off and out of iron.! Never keep water in the reservoir or iron.

I set my iron, when hot, and done using it, with the pointed side DOWN in the sink drain to make sure it is dry.

So clean it with vinegar often, use bottled drinking water or better, distilled water and it will prevent this.

Oct 24, 2013 | Irons

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Floor steamer not getting hot


follow this steps and fix it.
GOD BLESS YOU
Clean an iron:
  1. Unplug the iron and make sure it is cool before cleaning.
  2. Use a toothpick or pipe cleaner to remove buildup in the steam vents, making sure the debris doesn't fall into the vents.
  3. Use a fine sewing needle to carefully clean the spray nozzle of mineral deposits.
  4. To flush sediment from a steam iron, pour 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup vinegar into the water tank. Place the iron on a rack over a broiling pan and set the iron to steam until the tank runs dry. Repeat if necessary. Or follow the instructions for using a commercial iron cleaner.
Service the steam and spray mechanism:
  1. Unplug the iron.
  2. Use a fine sewing needle to unclog the steam valve assembly. Also, check the valve spring and replace it if it is broken or has lost tension.
  3. If the spray pump is accessible, remove it and check for leaks by placing the spray tube in water and squirting the pump. Clean or replace as needed.
Clean a metal soleplate:
  1. Unplug the iron.
  2. Use a sponge and commercial soleplate cleaner or baking soda and water to remove dirt buildup on the soleplate. Rinse well with water and dry. Don't use harsh abrasives or immerse an electric iron in water.
  3. Use very fine steel wool (0000) or an emery cloth to remove scratches and burns on the soleplate, then clean the soleplate.

Sep 30, 2013 | Conair Compact Garment Steamer Iron

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My rowenta steamer is not producing steam but tubing getting hot when I turn on steamer. Suggestions?


see this causes and fix it. God bless you

If the iron heats but steams improperly, inspect the soleplate and clean the vents (see below) and flush sediment out of the steam chamber .

If the iron produces too much or too little heat, test the electrical cord . Also test and, if needed, adjust calibration of the thermostat .

If the iron does not spray properly, inspect and clean the nozzle.

If the iron leaks or spits, clean the steam vents, nozzle, and tank.

If the iron sticks to fabric, clean or repair the soleplate. If the iron stains fabric, clean the soleplate, clean the tank with a commercial cleaner, and use distilled or filtered water.

Feb 03, 2013 | Rowenta Commercial Garment Steamer - White

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Does not heat up


Visual Check:
1. Do you smell burned electrical wire? If none,
2. Check the cord for damage, and the outlet for electricity ((plug in another device and see if it turns on)). If none,
3. Does the water reservoir or iron face have visible mineral deposits (i.e. need cleaning)?

Possible solutions:

1. On COLD, UNPLUGGED iron, clean working surface with non-abrasive cloth.

2. Try Vinegar & Water cleaning to remove mineral deposits (if warranty allows):

Mix equal parts water and white vinegar (abt. 1/3 cup each).

Pour into water reservoir.
Turn on the iron with steam option.
Allow to work, upright, for 2-3 minutes.
Turn all controls to low before unplugging.
Drain into sink ...carefully, it may be hot!
Flush with plain water.
Reheat iron and test on scrap cloth to clear any residue.

BE SAFE and work carefully. If iron still does not heat after thorough inspection and cleaning, the unit may need a qualified technician.

Dec 29, 2012 | Bosch Irons

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It leaks water when I iron sometimes staining my clothes with black streaks or water stains.


Hello :

1:Clean your steam iron according to the manufacturer's instructions. Your iron is more likely to leak when it has not been cleaned properly. Plus, the water that leaks from a steam iron that hasn't been cleaned will likely be dirty and stain your fabric. Every steam iron brand is different, so be sure to check the manual that came with your iron or browse the manufacturer's website for instructions on keeping your steam iron in good working order.

2:Use your steam iron on a rigid surface like an ironing board. In a rush, you might be tempted to quickly iron a blouse or pants on the nearest available surface like a bed, carpet or even on a table with a towel draped over it. However, these surfaces may not provide the proper amount of level padding for successful steam ironing, and leaks are more likely to occur. Take the time to set up your ironing board for smooth steam ironing to reduce water leaks on a bumpy surface.

3:Allow your steam iron to heat fully in the upright position before ironing. Because your steam iron is designed to convert water into steam that will easily smooth out wrinkles on bulky fabrics, you can avoid leaks by ensuring your iron has time to get the water to the correct temperature. If you lay your steam iron in the horizontal position too quickly, water that is not hot enough to convert to steam will leak. Give the iron a chance to heat up, and then test your steam function on your ironing board cover or spare fabric swatch before tacking your favorite blouse.

4:Turn off the steam function on your iron when ironing at lower temperatures. Since your iron's steam function is designed to convert the water in your iron to steam at the right temperature, lower iron temperatures can cause water to leak if your steam setting is still activated. For ironing more delicate fabrics, turn off the steam to avoid water leaks.

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Apr 18, 2010 | Euro-Pro Shark GI490 Iron

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Ther is white build up in it. i used the self


The white build up is probably mineral deposits from the water used in the iron. Try using a solution of white vinegar and water, about 50% each, and let the solution heat and steam through the iron. You may need to do this a few times. If this does not work, try using a product such as Lime Away or CLR to remove the deposits. After treatment, clean the bottom of the iron after it cools. It's a good idea to use distilled water in the iron to avoid all those mineral deposits.
Hope this helps!

Aug 12, 2009 | Euro-Pro Shark GI490 Iron

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LIMESCALE BUILD UP


To prevent lime build-up, use distilled water instead of tap water. I buy bottles of distilled water for use in my irons and steamers and have never gotten calcium or lime build-ups.
You can buy a product by the name of CLR (stands for Calcium, Lime & Rust) which can be found at stores such as Target, Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, etc.) to wipe the build-up from your iron. You can also run this solution through your iron to clean the build-up from the inside.

May 12, 2009 | Irons

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Holes clogged with plastic


I would put the un-plugged iron in to the freezer so as to get the plastic as rigid as possible and then try to extract all of the plastic from the steam holes.

As far as cleaning the irons surface.

Step1 Place about a teaspoon of salt on a paper or cotton towel and run the iron over it on the high setting gently with the steam off. This will cause the dirt to stick to the salt and will wipe away easily. Step2 Rub the iron across newspapers to remove a waxy build up on the surface. Use the high setting with the steam off. Step3 Apply ammonia to a rag and use it to wipe the surface of the iron to remove oil. Use a separate cloth that is wet with water to rinse it off. Make sure the iron is turned off. Step4 Combine equal parts vinegar and baking soda and scrub the surface of the iron with it. Use a separate clean cloth to wipe away any residue. Step5 Heat in a saucepan a cup of vinegar and sprinkle in about a teaspoon of salt. Heat the mixture until the salt is dissolved. Use this to clean the iron's surface with a clean cloth. Use a second cloth to wipe away any residue.

Good luck
Aduz

Mar 22, 2009 | Tefal Ultraglide 1549 Iron

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How to clean inside of Iron?


Unplug the iron! Allow iron to COOL completely!!! Wipe soleplate with damp soft cloth or damp soft sponge. NEVER use abrasives, cleansers, scouring pads that will scratch iron and cause discolorations. The iron has an Auto Clean Steam Valve feature that will prevent most mineral and lint build up everytime you turn the Temp. Select Dial to "0" after use. (Ref. - page 11 of the instruction pamphlet). If you have a really bad hard-water build up problem, use a commercial Steam Iron Cleaner and follow the instructions exactly! Repeat every 3-6 months and you should be fine. Good luck!

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