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The best way to get sticky stuff off of the iron surface would be to plug the iron in and let it warm up -- then with warm water use a green or red scotch-brite* pad and scrub it clean -- ( be careful not to burn yourself -- double up the pad )..
if the stuck on stuff is really on there, you can also use a razor blade ( safety blade* ) and at a good angle scrape the sticky stuff off -- ( do this while the iron is off and cold ).

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I have just fitted a new solanoid to our steam generator pro express iron. Previously it would continously steam and the answer given was that the solanoid was sticking in on position. now the red light to...


If the iron does not spray properly, inspect and clean the nozzle (see below).
If the iron leaks or spits, clean the steam vents, nozzle, and tank.
If the iron sticks to fabric, clean or repair the soleplate. If the iron stains fabric, clean the soleplate, clean the tank with a commercial cleaner, and use distilled or filtered water.
However clean very well the surface of solenoid, and see if there are something abnormla in the surface and clean it. and test it again. tight very well the connection of solenoid, can be loose and produce NOT strong attraction.
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Nov 12, 2012 | Irons

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Cleaning a Steam Iron Soleplate


During the day to day use of a steam iron there can be normal buildup accumulate on the soleplate of the iron. Other things such as melted synthetic fibers, iron-on trims, and fusibles can also buildup on the sole plate of the iron. These can be removed with the use of a quality hot soleplate cleaner. Soleplate Cleaning Kits can be purchased from many service centers or can be found online by doing a search for “soleplate cleaning kit”.

If you have had the misfortune of getting melted plastic on the soleplate of your iron, you can remove that by taking a piece of Aluminum foil and sprinkling it with salt. Then take the hot iron and work it back and forth over the salt to break up the plastic and remove it from the bottom of the iron.

Avoid starches and be careful of synthetic materials. Also avoid zippers and buttons that can scratch the bottom of your iron.

Do not use the soleplate cleaners on your iron if it has a non-stick surface. With the non-stick surface you should not need the cleaning anyway. These surfaces can be damaged easily by anything abrasive. Do not use abrasive cleaners on any soleplate. Use the soleplate cleaning kit.

The holes in the bottom of our iron can be cleaned by using a pipe cleaner of a Q-tip.
Simply make sure the bottom is cool and then insert the pipe cleaner or Q-tip into the holes one by one and circle them around inside to clean out the hole.

If your iron has a “self clean” feature, do not over use it. It is recommended that you use it at least once per year, but not more then once per month.

Also look for my other tips on taking care of your steam iron.

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It leaks water when I iron sometimes staining my clothes with black streaks or water stains.


Hello :

1:Clean your steam iron according to the manufacturer's instructions. Your iron is more likely to leak when it has not been cleaned properly. Plus, the water that leaks from a steam iron that hasn't been cleaned will likely be dirty and stain your fabric. Every steam iron brand is different, so be sure to check the manual that came with your iron or browse the manufacturer's website for instructions on keeping your steam iron in good working order.

2:Use your steam iron on a rigid surface like an ironing board. In a rush, you might be tempted to quickly iron a blouse or pants on the nearest available surface like a bed, carpet or even on a table with a towel draped over it. However, these surfaces may not provide the proper amount of level padding for successful steam ironing, and leaks are more likely to occur. Take the time to set up your ironing board for smooth steam ironing to reduce water leaks on a bumpy surface.

3:Allow your steam iron to heat fully in the upright position before ironing. Because your steam iron is designed to convert water into steam that will easily smooth out wrinkles on bulky fabrics, you can avoid leaks by ensuring your iron has time to get the water to the correct temperature. If you lay your steam iron in the horizontal position too quickly, water that is not hot enough to convert to steam will leak. Give the iron a chance to heat up, and then test your steam function on your ironing board cover or spare fabric swatch before tacking your favorite blouse.

4:Turn off the steam function on your iron when ironing at lower temperatures. Since your iron's steam function is designed to convert the water in your iron to steam at the right temperature, lower iron temperatures can cause water to leak if your steam setting is still activated. For ironing more delicate fabrics, turn off the steam to avoid water leaks.

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well try heating the iron and rub the wax on the heated iron and wipe it off using cotton cloth

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My new black & decker steam advantage iron won't glide over clothes, it's almost like it wants to stick to the clothes.


check the instruction manual and see if it says to clean the surface before using it , if not try cleaning it and use it on something old in case it wants to scorch the fabric

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I got something on the surface of my iron and dont know how to clean it. It cant be cleaned when its hot and i dont know what to use.


start with a razor scrapper or if teflon coated let heat up and try wiping off if or when soft

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Holes clogged with plastic


I would put the un-plugged iron in to the freezer so as to get the plastic as rigid as possible and then try to extract all of the plastic from the steam holes.

As far as cleaning the irons surface.

Step1 Place about a teaspoon of salt on a paper or cotton towel and run the iron over it on the high setting gently with the steam off. This will cause the dirt to stick to the salt and will wipe away easily. Step2 Rub the iron across newspapers to remove a waxy build up on the surface. Use the high setting with the steam off. Step3 Apply ammonia to a rag and use it to wipe the surface of the iron to remove oil. Use a separate cloth that is wet with water to rinse it off. Make sure the iron is turned off. Step4 Combine equal parts vinegar and baking soda and scrub the surface of the iron with it. Use a separate clean cloth to wipe away any residue. Step5 Heat in a saucepan a cup of vinegar and sprinkle in about a teaspoon of salt. Heat the mixture until the salt is dissolved. Use this to clean the iron's surface with a clean cloth. Use a second cloth to wipe away any residue.

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There is a product called goo-be-gone available at any hardware store in a small bottle which will remove the adhesive easily.

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