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Iron needed descaling so followed instructions on descaler lots of debris refilled tank with clean water to flush through but after priming the iron for a very long time, no steam come. Red light was still flashing but after quite a while stopped, still no steam. Thought perhaps I needed to install new filter cause the old one, which was still in iron, may have been too blocked to allow steam through, but that didnt solve the problem. Please can you advise as to what the problem might be. Thank you.

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