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Reliable J450A iron spitting brown water-ruining clothes..How can

Don't know how to get to the boiler to clean it, if that is what is causing the brown water to spit out...

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  • jknuernberge Jun 21, 2009

    The water is now clear again; except NOW the iron will not heat up. The boiler is heating,beause the base of the unit is hot; but the iron stays cold...what now???

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Try filling the iron up with half vinnagar and half water, heat it up hen shoot the steam out. This will clean it out. You may need to clean it out real well then do another rinse

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  • seth veloso Jun 20, 2009

    If doing this does not work, you can try to heat it up and leave it sit for several hours or purchase a light descaler at your local hardware store. What ahppens is all the water evaporates in the iron and any minerals in the water are left behind, building up over time. Nothing out of the ordinary, Your Iron should continue working normally once it's cleaned up

  • seth veloso Jun 20, 2009

    here is a link showing what descaler you may want to try if its not cleaning up with the vinegar

  • seth veloso Jun 21, 2009

    sounds to me like the steam outlet is maybe clogged as it leaves the boiler or enters the iron. try tapping on either end of the hose while its heating or take it apart if you can while it's off

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