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Where can I buy the mineral descaler which you fill with water and then pour into iron. Most of the hardware shops have stopped stocking it.

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That product (several brands) is usually available at nearly all grocery stores, craft stores and any decent hardware store. They may not have a particular brand, but will have some form of it. CLR makes a good variation of it and is widely available. Farmerbear at FixYa.com

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need to know what brand of iron?,is water leaking or dripping from the baseplate?,are the holes in the baseplate clogged ?is the steam button on or off.

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Oct 14, 2014 | Irons

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How to Descale your Iron.


To Descale your Iron, use Scale Away, CDR, you can buy at the hardware. It will remove the deposits. After you get it descaled you need to use Distilled water that you buy at the grocery store in it. This will avoid it scaling again.
Also, Vinegar and water, Citric Acid crystals, Usual dose 1 teaspoon per 200ml water works

Pour it in just like the water and let it steam out, then repeat with water, steaming out over a rag, sheet or something.

on Feb 13, 2010 | Irons

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Steam not working on iron then lots of water pouring out of holes


fill water chamber with vinegar and let it sit for 24 hours.
empty vinegar - fill with distilled water - turn on and press the steam button to clean the holes in the plate of mineral deposits which accumulate from using tap water. after a few shots of steam all should be clear - empty and refill with distilled water and it should be good to go.

May 08, 2012 | Tefal Pro Express GV 8120 Iron

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Iron is leakin onto clothing while ironing


Leaking irons happen more frequently when performing lower temperature ironing. Minimize the chances of this happening by doing the articles that require less heat with a dry iron. When you're ready to do the articles that require higher heat settings, add distilled water to the iron after allowing it to cool first (some folks suggest using rain water as it will lack the minerals contained in the soil - where water pumped from the ground picks them up).

Distilled water is recommended by manufacturers for irons. Use of regular tap water will cause mineral deposits to form inside the iron that can build up and even clog the openings on the bottom plate. These can contribute to stains on the material being ironed, too. If you are unable to obtain distilled water, you ought to descale the iron regularly to remove deposits that will form by heating water or allowing it to simply evaporate. Distilled water lacks the minerals to be deposited by either of these situations. If distilled water is used - there is no need to empty the iron before storing. Tap water - whether supplied by the locality or a well is loaded with minerals and may be treated with fluoride, chlorine, etc.

Descaling
an iron is pretty straight forward - no more difficult than descaling a coffee maker. Empty the iron of any water. Partially fill the iron with white vinegar and turn on to heat. Iron and old towel or rag to allow all the vinegar to pass through the steam openings.When empty, repeat once or twice - but with fresh distilled water to flush any remaining vinegar from the iron. When satisfied that the vinegar is out, store the iron. You can purchase products expressly made for descaling irons - just like you can for coffeemakers, but vinegar is a great low cost solution that works very well.

I hope this helps & good luck!

Oct 14, 2011 | Micro Pro 7599 Iron

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Our iron keeps shutting off and on. It then spurts out brown liquid from the iron. It is on my wall and it stains our clothes


the brown liquid is rust from leaving the water in the iron. Always dump the water out when you are done ironing. You need to run a descaler through it. you can purchase descaler online. The shutting off and on could be a loose wire.

Aug 11, 2010 | Euro-Pro Shark GI490 Iron

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Hi, ive lost my instructions and need to descale my iron. could you please advise me how to do it many thanks jo


CDR, Scale Away, you can buy at the hardware. It will remove the deposits. After you get it descaled you need to use Distilled water that you buy at the grocery store in it. This will avoid it scaling again.
Vinegar and water, Citric Acid crystals, Usual dose 1 teaspoon per 200ml water works

Pour it in just like water and let it steam out, then repeat with water, steaming out over a rag, sheet or something.


Feb 13, 2010 | Irons

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When using the steam it spits out sediment on the clothes. I have tried cleaning by holding the steam button.


This happens due to limescale and / or build ups of mineral deposits such as iron in the water. You will need to use a kettle descaling solution or an iron descaling solution available from most supermarkets or home appliiance stores and clean out the debris in the iron. It happens to most if not all irons and cleaning on a regular basis is the only answer or use very expensive 'iron water'

Sep 28, 2009 | Rowenta Powerglide DE011 Iron with Auto...

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Rowenta steam iron no longer steams


Your local grocery or hardware store will sell "descaler" for coffee pots and irons.

Mix as instructed (water/descaler) and pour the disolved mix into the iron. Set the iron on the highest steam settings (heat and steam volume). After it is hot, let it steam into the sink, pressing the steam button over and over to let the descaler work through all the tubes/passages, until it has all been pumped out.

Refill with more descaler (if it is not completely unplugged) and repeat until you are satisifed with how the iron is working.

After descaling, run clean water through it with the same process (but no descaler) several times.
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Mar 24, 2009 | Rowenta Professional DE841 Iron

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The rust spot are probably caused by iron in your tap 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 again with clean 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.

Another option is to use distilled water in your iron. Distilled water has all the minerals removed.

Good Luck!

Aug 11, 2008 | Rowenta Powerglide DM273 Iron

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Tefal Pro Express Steam Generator Iron


Irons are generally not worth repairing. That said, try to clean out any mineral deposits with a mixture of 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 water. Put in the usual amount. Warm the iron, try to get steam. Empty the iron and do it twice more. Then, rinse it out with plain water.

You may get lucky!

Jan 21, 2008 | Irons

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