Apparently, I accidently overfilled my Iron with water. Now, I have this "Standby" on my digital screen, and the Iron will not heat. But, everything else appears to be fine. How do I resolve this problem and get the heating element to cut on again?
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Re: "Standby" on Digital Screen
You should be able to dump the water back out of the hole where it gets filled. After that, I would leave it unplugged for a minute to reset itself. Also try setting the controls to "off" or the lowest temp possible, before plugging it back in.
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Pour all the water out of the iron, and fill it with white vinegar. Heat it and let it spit vinegar for a while.
Chances are there is simply a bunch of crud in the iron from the water, most likely calcium carbonate. The vinegar is the cheap and easy fix, but if that does not do it you;ll have to bring out the "Big Gun" and use some "CLR" cleaner, available at most grocery or hardware stores.
"CLR" stands for "Calcium, Lime and Rust", and a small jug of it is about $6 USD, It will clean the crud out for sure.
Ironing seems to be a "lost art". Congratulations on being a smart desser!
• If steam ironing, is Adjustable Steam Knob in a steam position that matches Temperature Control Dial steam range? Did the iron have enough time to preheat?
• If dry ironing, make sure the Adjustable Steam Knob is in the DRY IRON position.
hi i have just looked this information up and apparently that using 100% distilled water can cause your iron to spit and leak, to solve this problem you should press the steam button and keep pressing it until there is no water left in the iron, then try it again, if it still does this, repeat a few times and then the iron should be fine hope this helps
I think you need to fill the water chamber almost to full, plug the iron in and rotate the steam dial all the way to the left. There is a "clean" setting. The iron will splutter and drip water and produce steam. This is the cleaning process. You can probably have the iron on any settinng. I hope this helps.
I suspect that by placing it on its heel rest the water from the tank is not allowed to enter into the steam chamber and when you go into ironing mode there is a rush of water that is cooling down the sole plate to below steaming temperature. Try keeping it in the horizontal position on a heat proof pad and press the steam button just before going into ironing mode.