Question about Irons
My Iron heats up and steams for a short while then I have to switch it off and then on again to get it to steam. Does not seem to be pumping water into the boiler. Can you help?
Once you have filled up with water and always just below full line, if your model has one, you need to press the "reset" or "restart" button on the back end of the generator (the end furthest away from the water container). Also, do be sure to regularly descale as advised above otherwise the water/steam can't get through.
Posted on Feb 12, 2015
Irons are generally not worth repairing. That said, try to clean out any mineral deposits with a mixture of 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 water. Put in the usual amount. Warm the iron, try to get steam. Empty the iron and do it twice more. Then, rinse it out with plain water.
You may get lucky!
Posted on Jan 23, 2008
My Tefal is the same, steams for a while then nothing. I have tried to descale with no joy. I think it may be a problem with an internal thermostat that cuts out stopping the steam.
Posted on Aug 29, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
hello does all the electric go off in your home if so theres a bad earth on the iron or the iron element is shorting out also make sure theres no water getting into the iron good luck
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
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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