Water Smells When Ironing Clothes

Water Smells When Ironing Clothes - Appliances Repair

Ironing our clothes makes us want to wear them because they look new. The water in the iron used to spray our clothes helps us achieve the crisp look. However, when that water makes our clothes smell like a sewer, we would rather pick the wrinkly shirt than the putrid one. Keep reading to learn why the water smells when ironing clothes and how to prevent it from happening.

Why Water Smells When Ironing Clothes

Every electric iron has a reservoir for water that is used to spray clothing. It is easy to remember to fill it up when you need to, but we often forget to empty out that water. As a result, the stagnant water smells bad. You will need to clean the water tank in order to remove the stench.

Vinegar is the best item to have in your pantry because of its multipurpose uses, particularly for cleaning. All you will need to clean the fill tank of the iron is vinegar and water.

1. Unplug the iron and empty the water reservoir.

2. Fill the tank with vinegar and let it sit for 10-15 minutes.

3. Plug the iron back in and turn it on to the steam setting.

4. Grab a white cloth and steam it until the tank is empty. This may take a few minutes.

5. Once the tank is empty of vinegar, unplug it and fill it with water.

6. Plug the iron back in and turn it on the to steam setting again. This time you will steam water to remove any remaining vinegar residue. You do not want your clothes smelling like vinegar!

7. You may want to repeat step 6 once the tank if empty of water to ensure that you have completely removed all traces of vinegar.

Additional Help

Do not forget to empty out the reservoir regularly! If you are having more problems with your iron, TalkLocal can help connect you with local appliance repair professionals. We will connect you with up to three high quality repair professionals in your area who will be available to help you when you need them.

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