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Conair GS4 Steamer

I have lost my manual and I have noticed a substance in the inside/bottom of my GS4 steamer. It kind of resembles a mold substance but I dont think its mold. I can't find out how to open up the steamer to clean it out. How do I clean my GS4 Conair Steamer?

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  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem...that stuff inside looks very gross and I have clothes that need steaming piling up.  

  • Anonymous Apr 08, 2008

    Same problem - lost the manual over the years and now can't figure out how to get the gross stuff out of the tank. I think this is why the nozzle is spitting so much water. Does ANYONE know how to fix this thing? Might just invest in a different one.

  • bambi99 Jul 30, 2008

    I recently bought a compact conair fabric steamer and can't find the directions. is there anywhere to get another user manual/directions?

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    Need operating instructions. none in box

  • promised Nov 15, 2008

    A reddish brown substance is in and coming out of the steamer where the overflow valve is. How do I clean/fis this?

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  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    the steam doesn't come on

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    Benjamin E Kauffmann Nov 07, 2018

    users manual



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You can find the instruction booklet at "clothes steamer" and click on you model. You will find all the specs and the booklet at the bottom so you can view it. Problem is that the instructions are just that..Instructions! No troubleshooting of any sort. I had a mildew build up in mine too...I just filled it and turned it on to loosen it up and emptied it. This took many times. Your can also use a bit of vinegar with your water but make sure you boil it all out before steaming your clothes again. A good way to avoid the mildew is to empty the holding tank after every use.

Posted on May 18, 2009



Conair GS4 Steamer - faa3e02.jpgThis is from conair instructions included with steamer, finally found it, hope it helps some!

Posted on Jun 28, 2008



That stuff in there is calcium buildup from the water to clean it out rinse with mild soap and water
if problem is bad then you can use a little bit of vinegar and baking soda solution(baking soda optional) just like you clean the calcium out of the coffee maker

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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