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SOURCE: Brown spots coming from steam iron

Fill with 50/50 water vinegar solution. Get it good and hot and let it sit for two hours. Rinse and repeat if necessary. Buy a gallon of water from the market and use that from now on. This will fix your problem. The Iron is concentrating the iron in you water and this is what is causing the brown spots. Hope you find this helpful. If you do please take the time to rate it fixya and maybe I will keep helping people for free.
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Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Iron spitting out brown water

I'm afraid the brown water is rust if it is I would chuck the iron and buy a new one.

If it's just scale then mix "Lime Away" 50/50 with water pour it in the opening where you put the water in for steam, turn it on low and let it sit for a few hours, rinse it three or four times and then try the steam again.

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 4268 iron leaving residue

This will probably just need de-scaling. Buy some descaler and there should be instructions on the packet of how to de-scale an iron. Usually by warming the iron slightly, switching off, emptying out the water and then adding the diluted de-scaler to the iron and leaving it in an almost horizontal but raised position in a bowl or something so that some of the de-scaler will drain through. Then emptying out, re-filling with water and then iron something that you don't mind getting marked while any residue get's flushed out.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Rowenta steam iron also spitting brown steam....it

There are chemicals in the tap water,it sounds like it has too much iron in it.Stick with the distilled water.

Posted on Jan 31, 2011

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Hi,


Brown water and white scale are often the result of the water you use in the iron...

If you have scale, white vinegar will clean that...

For brown water, empty the iron, rinse out the insides with bottled water,

and then use the bottled water instead...

Also check out this tip...

Cleaning a Steam Iron White Scale and Brown Water

heatman101


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Cleaning a Steam Iron White Scale and Brown Water


If you are having problems with your steam iron spitting out brown water or white scale all over your clothing, then you need to read this tip.

Both of these problems are caused by poor quality water being used in your steam iron.
The problems are different in that they are caused by two different types of poor water quality. The brown coloring of the water is usually caused by organic matter or iron mineral in your tap water.

If you are getting white scale on your clothing from your iron then it is usually because of calcium or other minerals in your tap water.

Either of these problems can also contribute to spitting or leaking of the iron when in use.

To clean the inside of the iron you must first empty all the water from the iron. Then fill the iron half full with bottled spring water and then fill to full with vinegar. Run the iron at its hottest setting for 15 minutes and then drain the solution. Fill again with just the bottled spring water. Reheat and then empty. After removing all of the water, turn on the iron and let it sit in the horizontal position for a few seconds to evaporate the last of the water. This will not hurt your iron, but will remove all the moisture before storage.

To keep your iron working well, use bottled spring water, and remember to remove all water before storing your iron. Always allow the iron to cool and store it on its heel.
Using the right water will prolong the life of your iron. Commercial de-scaling cleaners are hard on the inside of the iron and can cause leaks. Do not use distilled water, as it is too pure and will not produce much if any steam.

on Jul 14, 2010 | Irons

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My Rowenta Expert steam generation iron (seperate tank for the water type) is starting to spit ever so often brown water out. I only use filtered water. How can I clean the actual Iron, the water tank is...


Hi, Brown water and whitescale are often the result of the water you use in the iron... If you have scale, white vinegar will clean that... For brown water, empty the iron, rinse out the insides with bottled water, and then use the bottled water instead...

Also check out this tip...

Cleaninga Steam Iron White Scale and Brown Water

heatman101

Mar 16, 2011 | Rowenta DG-980 Iron

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Brown water spitting out of bosch steam iron


Hi,


Brown water and white scale are often the result of the water you use in the iron...

If you have scale, white vinegar will clean that...

For brown water, empty the iron, rinse out the insides with bottled water,

and then use the bottled water instead...

Also check out this tip...

Cleaning a Steam Iron White Scale and Brown Water

heatman101


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Feb 03, 2011 | Bosch TDA8340 Iron

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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!
Mack B

Dec 27, 2010 | Krups V70 Iron

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Dirty water in my iron


The dirty water coming out of your iron steam holes is caused by the accumulation of 'dirty' tap water: if you look inside an eletric kettle, you will see the same 'dirty' muddy brown mineral residue on the inside. In addition, if your iron is old, it can also be rust. It is a pretty common problem that can be minimized by using distilled water. You can get commercial steam iron cleaning fluid to clean the inside of your steam iron or you an simply use vinegar: 1) with a cold iron, fill the reservoir with straight vinegar 2) Place your iron on top of a metal kitchen rack above your kitchen sink, turn iron on and let it steam out all the vinegar: it should spit out the whitish mineral and muddy brown deposity. 3) Refill iron reservoir with clean water and repeat as of step 2. 4) Refill iron reservoir with clean water, wipe any dirty from the sole plate and this time on full steam, iron on clean layers of Kitchen paper to ensure that all dirt has been removed from the inside of the iron reservoir, if not, repeat from step 1 again.
In the future, try to use distilled or at least filtered water.
Hope it helps: let me know how you go!

Feb 24, 2010 | Bosch TDA8340 Iron

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4268 iron leaving residue


This will probably just need de-scaling. Buy some descaler and there should be instructions on the packet of how to de-scale an iron. Usually by warming the iron slightly, switching off, emptying out the water and then adding the diluted de-scaler to the iron and leaving it in an almost horizontal but raised position in a bowl or something so that some of the de-scaler will drain through. Then emptying out, re-filling with water and then iron something that you don't mind getting marked while any residue get's flushed out.

Aug 04, 2009 | Sunbeam Irons

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Shark Iron


The brown residue is probably caused by iron in the water. I would suggest you put a solution of half vinegar and half water into the water chamber and leave in the iron overnight.

Then switch it on to steam and holding the iron over the sink or over an old towel, the dirt (residue) comes out of the holes on the soleplate. Sometimes if the iron is badly scaled you might need to repeat the descaling.

Once complete fill with water and steam away, to flush any of the remaining vinegar out of the iron.

Depending on how often you use your iron and how much iron is in your water, you might consider performing this flush process every 2 or 3 months. It will help extend the life of your iron.

Good Luck

Aug 11, 2008 | Euro-Pro Shark GI490 Iron

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