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My vax steam cleaner has just stopped working. Steam won’t come out and when I pressed the button at first I thought the electricity had been cut off.

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Failure of the steam generator or its control circuit

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SOURCE: steam button wont push down

take down and clean the parts where the steam button is the spring could be dead and needs to e replaced.good luck

Posted on Apr 18, 2007

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SOURCE: Euro pro steam iron model G6118H

the preasure tank inside the iron could have a hole or the holes at the bottom of the iron are clogged up and needs to be cleaned.good luck

Posted on Apr 18, 2007

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Russell Hobbs Steamglide 2200 - no steam

Same with mine! What you have to do is keep taking the water cannister off and pushing back on until its lined up correctley. Also have the whole unit at the same height as the ironing board, that should do it! Can you help with filters? I cant find them anywhere.

Posted on Mar 24, 2009

Anonymous

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SOURCE: Swan steam station S12010

i have a steam station , the stand-by light keeps flashing on and off, how do i reset it, there is no steam comin thriugh at all, please help.......thank you xx

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

Linda Price

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SOURCE: The iron heats up, but when the steam generator

Chemicals and minerals in the water have probably clogged the vents. Empty the water. Pour 1/2 cup WHITE vinegar into the reservoir. Turn on your iron and let it heat. Then press the steam generator button several times until the vinegar is gone. Unplug the iron. As it is cooling, take acotton swab and gently wipe the surface of the vents. You can probe GENTLY with the swab, but don't push it into the vent or the cotton head may get stuck.
As you're pressing the steam button, keep the iron in the ironing position, not standing. If the vinegar just will not come out of the vents, use a wooden toothpick to loosen the build up.
This always works well for me and I hope it does for you.
If so, please come back to Fixya and rate my advice!

Posted on Jul 20, 2011

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  1. Unplug the iron and make sure it is cool before cleaning.
  2. Use a toothpick or pipe cleaner to remove buildup in the steam vents, making sure the debris doesn't fall into the vents.
  3. Use a fine sewing needle to carefully clean the spray nozzle of mineral deposits.
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Service the steam and spray mechanism:
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  2. Use a fine sewing needle to unclog the steam valve assembly. Also, check the valve spring and replace it if it is broken or has lost tension.
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