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How to fix an iron that won’t produce steam?

How to fix an iron that won’t produce steam?
How to fix an iron that won’t produce steam?

 

 

Make sure that your iron is plugged in to a working outlet and the steam function is on. The steam control can be found on the dial, the handle or on a button. For more information on the steam function, consult your user manual. If you’re having trouble finding your manual, download it here using your product’s model number.

 

If the problem continues, see if one of the following will solve the problem.

 

 

 

Make sure your iron has enough water

 

There may not be enough water left in the tank. Fill it up to the MAX level.

 

 

 

Check the temperature setting 

 

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.

 

 

 

Avoid overworking the steam function

 

You may have used the steaming function too frequently in a short period of time. Keep ironing at a horizontal position and wait for a while before using the steam function again.

 

 

 

Clean the soleplate

 

Over time, lime or gunk may form on your iron’s soleplate, hindering steam.

 

For milder cases, try wiping the soleplate with a wet rag. Set your iron to the lowest temperature and let it warm up. Dip a rag into a bowl of water and squeeze out the excess water. You may add a few drops of dish soap to the bowl.

 

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. 

 

 

 

Consider technical problems

 

If the problem continues, your iron might have a technical problem. If you suspect this to be the case, contact an authorised service agent. 

 

 

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