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I have a Black and Decker First Impressions (about 2 yrs old). When on steam it always spits out large puddles of water on the clothes as I'm ironing. It seems to come from the top or bottom part of the iron (like it is leaking). Doesn't look like it is coming from the holes of the iron.

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It's a possibility that you iron steam making elements are caked with lime and possibly the steam holes as well.

Purchase some "Lime Away" and dilute it 50/50 and pour it into your steam iron (drain all the old water out first and leave the iron unpluged) let sit for an hour or so and drain out, fill it again with clear water shake and drain out do this a couple of time then turn on the steam and see if it works properly, use the first time on an old towel to be sure all the chemical has been rinced out. Good Luck.

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