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We got 42303 iron and use filtered water but we still get bits of scale coming out of the base

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I would suggest using distilled water, since something in the filtered water is producing the scale. If you switch to distilled, that should eliminate the scale.
Good luck, and hope this helps.

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Why does water leak out of bottom of iron base unit when ironing .could it be the filter unit ?


Probably not the filter.

If it is a new iron and the drops of water are excessive I would suspect it is faulty.

If the iron is well-used I would suspect it has a scale problem where localised scale build up is preventing some of the water from closely contacting the heated metal and turning to steam. This could be particularly true if you live in a hard water area.

Steam irons originally soon caused problems unless distilled or de-ionised water was used. It is reckoned modern irons can use tap water but hard water can still cause trouble.
A descaler additive might help but I haven't had good results in the past...

Oct 19, 2015 | Irons

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Steam stays on all the time


the valve is jammed

you live in england

so... take a calgon tab
and make up some boiling water

add the boiling water to fill the iron half way
now make up a paste with the calgon tab {a bit of like 1/8th}

add this paste to the water chanel of the iron
and then using a fresh boiling water
water it in
to fill the iron
let it sit for two mins
then exercise the valves for steam and water
and tip the iron front and back
let it sit a further 2 mins
NOW
plug in the iron and set it cotton number 1 {40deg usually}
let it sit and hiss
and steam it thru again exercise the valves
youll also need to make sure the holes on the base of it are clear

you can also leave the botton of the iron in a small tray of a calgon tab

this disolves all the lime scale and will bring perhaps
a sad iron or etc back to life again

after a good rinse thru reuse this treatment every few months

hey i live in glasgow so unlike the limes our water is pure gold

no lime ...

Jun 04, 2015 | Irons

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No steam coming throwc


Normally when water is put inside steam irons, it get stored in tank then if thermostat knob is set for steam then water moves to bottom heated portion of iron. Water converts to steam as base plate is hot, heated steam comes out through perforated holes. If holes are blocked due to scale formation steam flow is blocked. The descaling has to be done as per instructions given on descaling wax manufacturer. sometimes if water does not enter through a rubber washer that is water tank to heated bottom portion then also steam will not get generated hence no steam. Please check above points and identify the problem.

Jan 08, 2015 | Irons

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We have a GC8420 steam iron. The steam is regularly discoloured, first a pink, chalky stain - very difficult to get out of fabrics - and today a lot of dark brown/black water coming out. We do empty out...


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

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How do I clean the water reservoir in my T-FAL Avantis 90 iron. When I use the iron hard particles come out of the steam holes.


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...

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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...

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Brown water and seems like sand or fine grit comes from iron ,when first put on with the steam


sounds like it is time to de-scale the iron to loosen all the deposits inside the unit.
add some white viegar to the water ( which should be distilled water ) and heat up and let the iron steam out the solution. now add just water to the unit shake it and rinse out with water and drain. now do one more vinegar / water de-scaling and rinse out again. now fill with just distilled water and let it steam out and now your iron should be clean as new.

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While steaming clothing, a white flaky residue is being left on the clothing. Sole plate is clean. Residue seems to be coming from steam vents. What do I do to continue using this great iron? Evelyn Roll


Are you in a hard water or soft water area, maybe you could try using filtered water in your iron. To clear out the scale from the jets try adding a little white vinegar to the water and steaming it through, or a little "Calgon" diluted in water. Then perform a test iron on some dark fabric untill the scale has been removed.

Aug 02, 2010 | Rowenta DX6700 Iron

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Steam comes out of the base system reducing the amount of steam that now comes out of the iron. The filter has been changed, could it be block with scale.


Yes it could. Try using CLR, Lime Away, both are Calcium, Lime, and Rust removers. They attack and disolve all 3 types of build ups almost instantly. You can buy eithere at most supermarkets, hardware stores. Use it on your shower heads too, it will improve water flow, Follow instructions to the letter,

May 16, 2010 | Morphy Richards Jet Stream 42271 Iron

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I need to descale my iron Do I just fill and dial self clean?


There are number of commercial cleaners available. CLR is one of them. You can also use 50% vinegar and 50% water.
Pour the mixture into the water chamber and let the iron sit overnight. Switch on the iron the next day and put it on steam. Hold the iron over the sink. The dirt will come out of the holes on the sole plate. If the iron is badly scaled you may need to repeat the process or use CLR following the instructions on the bottle.
Using distilled water in the iron will eliminate or reduce the need to de-scale the iron.

Nov 16, 2009 | Irons

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