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How to fix an iron that's leaking?

How to fix an iron that's leaking?
How to fix an iron that's leaking?



There are several reasons for your iron to drip or leak. Please see if one of the following will solve the problem.




Make sure the water refill lid is closed properly


Water may spill from the lid if it is not closed properly. Push the lid in until you heat a clicking sound before using your iron.




Avoid overfilling the tank


Overfilling the water tank might cause your iron to leak. Do not exceed the MAX limit marked on the tank when filling it.




Check the temperature setting


Your iron may leak or drip if the temperature is set too low. Your iron needs to get hot enough to turn water into steam. Give your iron a few minutes to heat up before using it.


Check your user manual and make sure that you’re using your iron at a temperature setting that is hot enough for the steam function. If you’re having trouble finding your manual, download it here using your product’s model number. 




Make sure to refill with tap water 


Use only tap water with your iron. Your appliance is not designed to be used with drinking or distilled water. If your tap water is excessively hard, use a mixture of tap water with drinking water.


Do not pour perfume, vinegar or other liquids into the water tank. These can cause serious damage to your iron or clothes.




Clean the water tank and the steam holes


Over time, lime may build up in your iron’s water tank, causing your iron to drip water. Fill the tank with tap water up to the maximum level and turn the iron on. Run the steam function until you’ve used up all the water. Use the shock steam button frequently so the water evaporates faster. This will get rid of any residue.


Do this twice and your appliance will be ready to use.




Clean the soleplate


Over time, lime or gunk may form on your iron’s soleplate, causing your iron to drip water.


For milder cases, try wiping the soleplate with a wet rag dipped in water or vinegar and wring out the excess water. You may add a few drops of dish soap to the water. Set your iron to the lowest temperature and let it warm up.


Unplug the appliance and scrub the soleplate with the damp rag to get rid of gunk or limescale. Take care not to touch the soleplate with bare hands. Let it dry before using your iron again. 


If that’s not effective, set your iron to the maximum temperature and let it heat up. Turn of the steam function and slide it over a piece of paper or paper towels to remove gunk or limescale. 


Do not use abrasive detergents or cleaning products like metal scouring pads or steel wool as these will wear out your iron’s soleplate and might cause scratches.




Use the self-clean function


Many Beko steam generator irons have a self-cleaning function to remove lime particles that build up over time. Use this function once every 2 to 3 weeks. If your tap water is very hard or if you see lime particles coming out of the soleplate, use it more frequently. This will prolong the lifespan of your iron.


Refill your iron with water, turn it on and let it heat up. When the thermostat indicator light turns off, unplug it. Hold your iron over a sink and shake while holding down the lime removal button. Continue until all the water has run out and then release the button. This may take a few minutes.


Let the iron cool down in the upright position. Wipe off the soleplate with a cloth. 



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