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Is there a anti-calc tablet or something for de-scaling the HIN 172 ?

White flakes coming from iron when doing a laundry.

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Run a tablespoonful of white vinegar through the iron to remove calcium deposits and then use de ionised water from then on to avoid it happening again.

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    The acetic acid in the vinegar 'eats' the chalk.

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Hi, Brown water and whitescale are often the result of the water you use in the iron... If you have scale, white vinegar will clean that... For brown water, empty the iron, rinse out the insides with bottled water, and then use the bottled water instead...

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Remove the mains plug from the wall socket and hold the iron horizontally over the sink. Then press and hold down the 'CALC CLEAN' button.

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