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?
You can find the instruction booklet at Conair.com...Seach "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.
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
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Someone else had this fix and it worked for me: (yay!)
*Remove water tank and collapse the hanger bar.
*Remove two screws at base of hose and work the hose off. It will come out.
*Unplug unit and hold over your kitchen sink with the hose inlet pointing into the sink.
* use your kitchen sink sprayer to forcefully spray water into this hole and it will come back out again releasing the gunk that has been stopping up the unit.
* for good measure, I also used the sink sprayer to flush out the hose.
Put everything back together. And make sure it is dry before you plug it in.
VOILA!!! WORKS GOOD AS NEW. HAPPINESS!
Conair CorporationThe Conair® Deluxe Fabric Steamer (model # GS11DR) conveniently rolls to any spot in your ... This unit comes with a rotating hanger. ... The switch will light to indicate when power is on. ... Note: If the low water indicator lamp becomes illuminated but the water tank is not empty, follow the instructions for decalcification.
Sorry to hear that! The burnt plastic smell indicates that the element over heated to a point that the heat radiation melted the substance. The internal heating element has shorted out and took with it vital accessories necessary for normal function of the steamer. Too many parts have become inoperative and the cost of repair is excessive. The only solution is to replace the streamer. Do not plug the defective unit into a live power outlet for safety reasons.
I'm willing to try this to clean the mold out of the steamer container and possibly the rest of the attachments:
1. Empty the water reservoir completely.
2. Place 20 mL of CLR or bleach into the reservoir.
3. Fill the reservoir with hot water.
4. Shake the reservoir to mix and let stand for about 1 hour.
5. Empty the reservoir completely.
6. Rinse the reservoir 3 or 4 times with cold water.
7. Fill the reservoir with distilled water.
8. Run the steamer into the ventilated air a couple of times to ensure that there is no CLR or bleach residue on the evaporation elements. Thus, there will be no bleach on your cloths.
I have the same problem and will try this out tomorrow. I will tell you how it turns out.
I bought this model from Costco and followed the instructions and tried using the picture on the box. You may have trouble, or at least be confused, if you try to attach like the picture on the package because the hose in the box is not exactly as pictured. The hose you get does not have that extra ribbed part around the end that attaches to the console. Therefore try the other end and you should be able to attach. Once you figure that out make sure you "lock" the hose into place. If not steam will escape from the loose installation and may scald you if you reach down.
I think is maybe the hose connections. You need to make sure both ends (by the T-nozzle and by the body of the steamer) are secure. You have to align the nozzle with the rod, and push down, and twist. Try watching instructions for connecting both ends on www.HandBookLive.com under appliances category. There are GS4 video instructions and GS10 (this one has just been posted yesterday)
hoe it helps. Otherwise I would return the steamer. Nowhere in the operating instructions does it say that you can control the amount of stream produced...