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How can I prevent my iron from leaving white residue on clothes?

I use regular tap water in the steam iron.

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White residue is caused by lime in your tap water.perfectly safe to drink,but when boiled [as in making steam] the lime is left behind. over timeit builds up in the 'tank' buy a gallon of distilled water from the grocerery-about $1 mix water with white vinegar,50/50 and 'steam it out' once or twice to remove deposits in the resevior.steam it out again w/pure distilled water.try it out on your husbands clothes before you iron your delicates again!!

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Depending on how often you use your iron and how much iron is in your water, you might consider performing this flush process every 2 or 3 months. It will help extend the life of your iron.

Another option is to use distilled water in your iron. Distilled water has all the minerals removed.

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