When a Conair steamer produces low to no steam, the steamer typically has clogs from minerals or other impurities that separate from the water in the water reservoir and/or container during steam generation and then accumulate inside. Removal of these clogs and then regular de-scaling treatment of your steamer to prevent future clogs is extremely important to improving the level of steam that comes out of the unit as well as preventing overheating that can damage it.

Step 1

Turn off and unplug your Conair steamer. Wait approximately 30 to 45 minutes for it to cool and then disassemble it – for example, remove the power cord, attachments and/or steamer hose if applicable.

Step 2

Mix 1/3 part distilled or bottled water with 2/3 parts distilled white vinegar in a pitcher – enough to fill the water reservoir and/or container.

Step 3

Dispose of any water in the reservoir and/or container and replace with the solution. Reassemble, plug in and turn on your unit. Wait 60 seconds.

Step 4

Run the unit to generate steam until the reservoir/container empties halfway. Turn off and unplug the steamer. Wait for it to cool.

Step 5

Empty out the remaining solution and replace with clean distilled or bottled water. Plug in your steamer, turn it on, wait 60 seconds and then run it until most of the water empties.

Step 6

Repeat steps 2 through 5 if you continue to notice low steam issues because of clogging. Otherwise, turn off and unplug your steamer after you've unclogged it and wait for it to cool down. Empty it, air-dry the pieces, reassemble the unit and store away for future use.