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Steam vents are clogged with mineral deposits. vinegar run thru self cleaning oesn,t seem to help

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Try a little CLR

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Can spring water be used instead of distilled?


The reason that distilled water is suggested it is the mineral deposits that are in the water.
Any other kind of water than distilled has more, and possibly a lot more minerals than distilled.
That means, it might depend on how soon you can no longer use your iron, as it is clogged with mineral deposits.
How much minerals are in the spring water is anybody's guess, some more, some less.
God bless your efforts.

Apr 07, 2016 | Irons

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My iron is not releasing steam at all. The motor is going but nothing coming out. It has done this previously but only for a couple if minutes. Will not work at all and only just over a year old.


I suspect that the iron is clogged with mineral deposits. This happens when ordinary tap water is used - more so if your tap water is "hard". First and foremost, buy a gallon of DISTILLED water.

Cleaning it is very much like cleaning an auto drip coffee maker. Empty the iron into the sink. The first method is to pour white vinegar into the reservoir and set the iron to the hottest setting. Tip the iron flat to allow steam to escape. Press any buttons that allow blasts of steam, too. The vinegar will dissolve minerals on the inside of the iron and clogging the holes on the bottom of it. If all holes are cleared after the first time, flush DISTILLED water thru the iron. If not cleared, you can try this second method: Fill it with vinegar again and leave it sitting flat in the sink - unplugged - over night. In the morning, refill with vinegar as needed and try the first method once more. It should be clear at this point. Flush with DISTILLED water.

You can prevent this from happening again by using DISTILLED water only in the iron. There are NO minerals in DISTILLED water, which are left in the iron when water is boiled off inside it.


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How do I clean a not self clean ,quick press s506a , not self cleaning black and decker steam iron


Most steam irons can be cleaned deposits by emptying the water and replacing with white vinegar. Let it heat up and use the iron as normal - but on cloth rags instead of clothing. The vinegar breaks down and dissolves the mineral deposits inside that are responsible for sputtering and stains. You can reduce or even eliminate these deposits from forming by using distilled water instead of tap water in the iron - otherwise - run vinegar thru it when it starts acting up. The vinegar "trick" works great on coffee makers, too.

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A solution of white vinegar and water is a good cleaner for irons. Steam irons get clogged with mineral deposits, and vinegar works well to dissolve those deposits. Make a 50/50 solution of the vinegar and water and pour it in the iron, and place the iron on steam, allowing the solution to work thru the iron. You may have to do the cleaning a few times, depending on how clogged the iron is.

For future reference, use distilled water in the iron, because distilled water does not contain any significant amount of minerals. Distilled water can be found in the supermarket in one gallon jugs.

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Steam irons can become clogged with mineral deposits. Use distilled water in the iron to minimize these deposits.
To clean the iron , use 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 water. pour in iron and place iron on steam. The iron may require a few cleanings.

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Your steam generator my have mineral deposits that are clogging the steam openings. One of the easiest things to do is to pour out the water and add white vinegar. Let the vinegar sit for about 2 hours. Then turn on the iron and press the steam button until the deposits are loosened and flushed by the heat and steaming vinegar. Do this on a towel or other absorbent fabric so you don't stain your ironing board. You may need to unplug the iron, let it cool and then gently **** the steam vents with a wooden skewer or toothpick.
I hope this helps you. If it does, please rate my suggestion!

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The iron is probably clogged up from mineral deposits in the water. Fill the iron with a 50/50 mix of water and white vinegar. Heat the iron and let it set for awhile. Then steam the solution through the iron. Repeat the process if this does not work. If the Vinegar and water does not work, then try a product such as Lime Away or CLR to remove the deposits. After the iron is cleaned out, try using distilled bottled water in the iron, to reduce the mineral build up.
Hope this helps you!

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The white build up is probably mineral deposits from the water used in the iron. Try using a solution of white vinegar and water, about 50% each, and let the solution heat and steam through the iron. You may need to do this a few times. If this does not work, try using a product such as Lime Away or CLR to remove the deposits. After treatment, clean the bottom of the iron after it cools. It's a good idea to use distilled water in the iron to avoid all those mineral deposits.
Hope this helps!

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The iron has plenty of water in the reseviour but will not steam. I have press the steam button and steam comes out but it will not steam otherwise


Your iron may be due for a cleaning. After awhile the ports inside the iron become clogged with mineral deposits.

Try using a mix of 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 water. place the mix in the reservoir and allow the iron to heat up for steam until the reservoir is empty. Then do a second round with plain distilled water. Clean the the iron plate of residue after it cools.
If the vinegar mix does not work (and you can do the mix a few times) try using a product such as "Lime Away" or "CLR" to dissolve the deposits. Hope this helps.

Jul 12, 2009 | Irons

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How do i rinse out,lack of steam


Steam irons get clogged from mineral deposits left from the steam. Try using a 50% mix of white vinegar and water to clean out the iron. Place the mixture in the iron and let it heat to steam. Do a second round with plain distilled water, and clean the iron bottom plate after. If this doesn't work, try a product such "Lime away" or "CRL" to dissolve the minerals.

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