How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?
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Unplug the iron then hold your iron horizontally above the sink. Remove the anti-scale valve (or set the control to self-clean/autoclean depending on the model). Steam, water and scale deposits will leave the steam chamber through the steam holes and the iron will be clean.
Check the following points: The tank is empty or almost empty: add more water. The selected temperature is too low and does not allow steam to be produced: set the thermostat to the steam zone (between 2 dots and MAX). If your iron has a Dry/Steam control: set it to the Steam position.
Press the blinking «Anti calc» button for 3 seconds. The descaling operation is performed, during which the iron emits water and steam for 2 minutes. Be aware of the heat of the iron during the descaling cycle. If you do not have the model with the removable stand, than hold your iron above the sink.
In some cases, if the water reservoir is empty then the iron press may not be heating up as much as it should. SOLUTION: For this, switch the iron off and make sure it is cool. Switch it on again and top up the water in the reservoir. Now try ironing again to see whether the heat is proper or not.
Cleaning: Use a damp soft cloth to wipe your iron and never use cleaners or solvents.
First, check to make sure the unit is plugged in and is in a working outlet. Next, check to make sure there is water in the tank. It is very important to make sure you are ONLY using water to fill the tank. Other solutions may cause breakdown of the gasket and/or other parts of the machine.
Anti-Calc captures large pieces of calc and is complementary to Self Clean feature that flushes small calcium particles through the soleplate`s tiny holes. This system contributes to maintain a high level of steam performance overtime.
In soft water environments the cartridge will need replacing every 6 months. The performance of your steam generator can seriously reduce if limescale builds up inside.
The anti-calc collector is a scale collector which automatically collects the scale which forms inside your iron.
When the red «Tank empty» light is flashing, there is no more steam. The water tank is empty.
Your appliance has been designed to function using untreated tap water. If your water is very hard, we recommend you use a mix of 50% untreated tap water and 50% distilled water available in hardware stores.
If the iron is leaving brown water spots on clothes when using steam, that means it`s time to clean the reservoir. Empty the reservoir completely and refill with 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar and 3/4 cup distilled water.
The flashing `anti calc` indicator alerts you when descaling is required. Switch off the unit by pressing the «Off» button, then unplug the appliance and allow it to cool completely.
Mix 3 parts baking soda, and 1 part water, together to form a paste. Apply this on the blackened area of your iron and leave it on for some time. Don`t let the paste get into the iron`s steam holes, just the surface which gets heated. Now wipe it off clean; the majority of the stain should come off.
If you have a steam iron, another way to clean out the iron steam vents is to fill the water reservoir with a mixture of half distilled white vinegar and half water. Then grab an old cloth or towel, and iron and steam it. As you steam, residue will come out of the vents along with the vinegar.
Over time, dirt, dust, spray starch and fabric fibers build-up on the bottom soleplate of your iron. In addition, old water inside your iron`s water reservoir can begin to cause rust spots. While you may be inclined to toss your iron for a newer, cleaner model, regular cleaning is relatively easy.
After you let your steam mop`s tank soak, plug it in, turn it on, and give it time to get hot. Once it builds up enough steam, pull the trigger and allow the device to spray with the vinegar in the tank. As the steam shoots out, it should help clear out a blocked nozzle while also removing any other buildup inside.
On average, we recommend descaling your appliance every 7 to 10 uses to maintain an effective flow of steam and extend the life of your appliance. To do this, simply fill the water tank with 1/3 white vinegar and 2/3 water. Leave to act cold for 1 night. Rinse the inside of the water tank several times with warm water.
If there is no indicator, turn the unit on by using the on the switch. After the unit is done heating, usually 3-5 minutes depending on which machine you have, the indicator light will turn off. This indicated the water is hot and you are ready to begin steam cleaning.
Descale your machine – it`s no secret that water contains minerals, which can be left behind (in the form of limescale) in your steam cleaner`s boiler tank and hinder the performance of the appliance.
The “anti-calc” indicator is flashing.
The “anti-calc” cartridge is no longer functioning; replace it and then press the reset button for at least 3 seconds. Then press and hold the steam button for 2 or 3 minutes, holding the iron away from your clothes, to prime the pump.
The anti-scale cartridge should be replaced when the red indicator light for the cartridge is turned on and a warning tone sounds.
Descaling operation is not needed for the steam generator, nevertheless, you could rinse the boiler every 10 uses (refer to user manual). Never use any descaling agent or vinegar when rinsing the boiler: they could damage it. Models with scale collector: Rinse the scale collector under water.
The Quick Calc release collects many loose calc particles, but not all. By descaling your iron regularly, all calc particles will be removed and your appliance will have a longer lifetime.