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Steam doesnt work

Recently the steam quit working on my iron, actually once in a great while it will steam but only for a few seconds then quits again. Is there any suggestions to fixing it?

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Re: steam doesnt work

A mineral buildup from your water may be blocking the holes in the soleplate of your iron. Before you do anything, read the instruction booklet for your appliance or call the manufacturer. The old remedy of using vinegar to unclog an iron is no longer recommended for many models. Some manufacturers suggest alternating tap and distilled water in the steam compartment to avoid a mineral buildup; others recommend using a specialized cleaning product (available at fabric and grocery stores) to clean the soleplate.

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