20 Most Recent Euro-Pro Shark GI490 Iron Questions & Answers


Won't turn on and is not the cord

-Most likely time for New one. Good luck Mai
1/11/2018 8:51:24 PM • Euro-Pro Shark... • Answered on Jan 11, 2018

I purchased a Shark G1405Z iron on 7/22/09 at

I would get a new iron. It is eight years old.
6/28/2017 12:33:39 AM • Euro-Pro Shark... • Answered on Jun 28, 2017

It leaks water when I iron

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.

5/1/2017 3:15:32 PM • Euro-Pro Shark... • Answered on May 01, 2017

The iron is dripping rusty water

this iron has had it . it has rusted throuh the element and the rust s iron oxide . .. not repairable .. // replace it . as it will cost less .. mm
6/27/2016 3:38:58 AM • Euro-Pro Shark... • Answered on Jun 27, 2016

Shark troubleshooting

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!
7/26/2014 4:40:24 PM • Euro-Pro Shark... • Answered on Jul 26, 2014

How to clean siemen extreme power iron

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.
6/2/2014 11:38:29 AM • Euro-Pro Shark... • Answered on Jun 02, 2014

Leaks water out all the time. Clothes wet or rust marked.

OMG, how frustrating to be ironing and water shoot out everywhere from this iron....So, to remedy it, I have turned off the steam, use it as a dry iron, and have a spray bottle handy to spray as I iron...love the feel of this iron, but hate the water everywhere...
4/18/2014 12:38:45 PM • Euro-Pro Shark... • Answered on Apr 18, 2014

How do I open the back of this iron?

Just get a new one you don't have to do all that.
1/31/2014 10:21:52 PM • Euro-Pro Shark... • Answered on Jan 31, 2014

The Iron does not heat

change its metal heat plate .
1/25/2014 7:08:28 AM • Euro-Pro Shark... • Answered on Jan 25, 2014
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