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Rowenta Iron Have a "brown" buildup on the stainless steel plate of Iron. How do I remove this? Lost manual and unsure how to run the self clean mode.

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  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    Lost manual need help on how to use self cleaning mechanism

  • birdy74 Jul 01, 2008

    I was ironing, and some of the water came out brown...almost looked rusty. Wondering if self clean would help...can't find the manual!

  • lmurdock97 Aug 04, 2008

    Lost manual. Instructions on using self-cleaning iron, please.

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TO CLEAN THE BOTTOM OF THE IRON, MY NAN USED TO ALWAYS IRON BROWN PAPER, IF THIS DOES NOT WORK, USE A RAG DIPPED IN THINNERS, OR LIGHTER PETROL AND RUB GENTLY.

NORMALLY THE SELF CLEAN SYSTEM IS JUST A BUTTON NEAR OR ON THE TANK THAT YOU PRESS WHILE THE IRON IS ON AND HAS WATER IN, PRESSING THE BUTTON WILL FORCE WATER THROUGH THE STEAM JETS (SO KEEP IRON FACING DOWN) ALSO EMPTY THE IRON AFTER EVERY USE

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