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My surfline emits calcium? along with the steam from plate

How can I clean out the iron so that just steam comes out of the plate?

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Empty about half the water (guess) out of the iron pour in straight white vinegar. Warm the iron up then shut it off and let it sit for an hour or so, then pour out the water vinegar mixture, it should have a kot of white calcium particles in it, I would do this a couple of times to be sure, rinse thorougly.

The first time you use it after that use it on an old towel first just to be sure.

If this works for you please respond. Thanks

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