Question about Braun Irons
Posted by Anonymous on
A steam iron generally produces steam in use as the movement allows water in the reservoir to move around and small amounts will escape into the heated sole plate.
The button to produce extra steam is mostly a small pump similar to those found in trigger sprays and hand soap bottle pumps and this is connected to the sole plate by a small-bore hose. It is far from unknown for one or more of the little hose(s) to become disconnected, often because of a limescale build up - even though the modern steam iron is advertised as needing only tap water, this is suitable only in soft water areas. Irons used in hard water areas tend to have a much shorter life so an alternative is advised.
My description doesn't apply to every steam iron - in some older designs the extra steam button opened a valve in the bottom of the reservoir to allow water to gravity feed into the sole plate. Although almost exclusively found on irons from the premium end of the market they were a nightmare of rods and rubber seals no longer lasting or reliable than those with a cheap plastic pump.
Clearly your iron needs dismantling and repairing if you can do this yourself, or replacing if you can't due to the disproportionately high repair shop cost. Some years ago my wife gave up on premium irons and began to buy the cheapest and was at first happy to replace them fairly often saying she found them no better or worse than the expensive ones. The first couple only lasted a couple of years each but the last one is now six or seven years old and still going strong.
Posted on Sep 22, 2019
Your Braun iron has failed
Posted on Sep 22, 2019
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Pull the button up. You may have to coax it up; I pried it back to the up position with a needle. Grasp it firmly and pull it straight off (it is fitted in place by friction only). Below the button is a stem that operates the valve, gently full it back up with a pair of needle nose pliers (careful - the stem is plastic). Replace the button (align the stem into the hole on the bottom of the button. Cycle the button a few times with water in the reservoir. You should be back in the ironing business now! :) It seems like it sticks when the iron is left unused for a period of time; as if the valve sticks when dry. I'm going to leave water in it this time, although the instruction manual says not to.
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
Try using different water...
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My Steam Iron is Leaking Water
Posted on Jul 14, 2010
fill water chamber with vinegar and let it sit for 24 hours.
empty vinegar - fill with distilled water - turn on and press the steam button to clean the holes in the plate of mineral deposits which accumulate from using tap water. after a few shots of steam all should be clear - empty and refill with distilled water and it should be good to go.
Posted on May 08, 2012
SOURCE: Rowenta DA75 - Won't Steam
Using tips from previous commenter, Jason Collins, I thought to check for any blockage in the water flow.
Anyway, if you take out the water "tank" there is a black piece and a white/clear piece that are removable, I removed the white/clear piece and now it works fine! Hope it works for ya'll too.
Posted on Oct 26, 2012
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