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The iron heats but steams inconsistently. So frustrating to try to use the steam feature which is so unreliable. What is the cause?

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If anything other than distilled water is used, there will likely be a build-up of minerals in the interior of the iron. This can get bad enough to partially block the steam emitters. A CLR product that is designed to remove this build-up can be found at most hardware and grocery stores. I hope this helps:)

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1: Make sure there's enough water in the tank if the iron won't steam. Fill the tank up .
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Check the fuse first ! If the fuse is in good condition , then try this troubleshooting .

1: Make sure there's enough water in the tank if the iron won't steam. Fill the tank up .
2:Check that the iron is set to a steam setting. Some of the settings are dry and won't create steam.
3:Set the temperature dial to the shaded setting which represents steam. You'll see a little dark cloud-type icon with raindrops as opposed to a white cloud with a stripe through it. The dark cloud represents moisture (steam), and the white cloud with the stripe through it represents no steam.
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