Question about Tefal Ultraglide 1549 Iron
I have a Tefal Pro Express steam generator (model 2929) which no longer generates steam.
When I switch it on from cold, it used to operate the pump to transfer water from the water tank to the boiler. If there was no water in the tank available to be pumped into the boiler, the heater would switch off and the red light would come on to say it needed to be refilled. Now, however, I don't hear the pump running and the boiler and iron heat up despite there being no water in the tank.
What would cause this problem and how easy is it to repair?
Please note, although I have selected this as a
OK... so I have fixed my problem of NO STEAM, just lots of water coming out of the iron press plate itself... I had already cleaned the boiler, so I tried adding 1/4 tsp - 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda to the water and flushing it through. From what came out of the iron press plate, I would say the problem was caused by a build up of goop (technical term) inside the iron. Once cleared, the iron is steaming away again. Please note, u will need to have an old towel handy if this is ur problem, 'cos until it starts getting better, there is a fair amount of water coming out of the iron press plate. Just add the bicarb to the water reserve and use the steam buttons to bring the bicarb through. Do not attempt to iron clothing with the bicarb in the water!!! Carolyn ;)
Posted on Sep 20, 2008
I noticed the same problem a few weeks ago. Discovered that the water container needs to be pushed down more tightly than previously.
Posted on Dec 04, 2007
Make a solution of half water and half white vinegar. Fill up your iron and get it good and hot then let it sit a couple hours. flush out and repeat as necessary. Hope you find this helpful. Please give me a fixya rating If this works for you. It works very well as long as it is not completely filled with scale. Once you have it good and clean By a gallon of bottled water at the market and use that for your Iron and you will never have a scale problem again. I learned how to do this 20 years ago from a 80 year old woman from england. If it is really bad you can up the vinegar concentration but do not go higher than 2 cup to 1.
Posted on Jul 24, 2008
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