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Rowenta Steamer I purchased a Rowenta Steamer a few months ago and after several uses it continues to have a smell within it everytime I turn it on. I smells like skunk! I have run a solution of vinegar through it but did not work. Any suggestions? Cheryl Boyer

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I am not sure what the problem is, but Rowenta recommends that you use only clear or filtered drinking water only. Make sure to remove the reservoir and use the burst of steam to empty it out completely. When cool, access the steamer drain hole and fill and flush the tank over the kitchen sink or use the cleaning kit following the instructions. After a few of these use and purge cycles the system should be clean in a few weeks.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008


Same thing with my daughter's..any solution out there?

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

  • Waran Sep 07, 2013

    I have a Rowenta steamer and found there is fine white particulate settling in the bottom of the reservoir over time. I opened the reservoir and it reallr stunk bad. Flushed it a few times and the smell is gone. I used distilled water in this unit and always have. It seems the clear plasic reservoir is breaking down and the plastic gets into the water and makes it stink bad when you use it. I'm going to contact Rowenta and see what they say.



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