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CALCIUM BUILDUP COMING OUT OF THE STEAM HOLES...

THIS IS MY SECOND ROWENTA IRON IN FOUR YEARS, I LOVE IT BUT IT DOESN'T LAST. THE CALCIUM BUILDUP IS HORRIBLE. TRIED CLEANING IT WITH THE BLAST OF STEAM BUT IT'S STILL COMING OFF ON MY CLOTHES...WHAT SHOULD I DO

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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2007

    I have the same problem, i've tried a kettle cleaner which seamed to work, but now i get a dirty brown substance coming out of the iron, what can i do.

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Hi, the other two responders were correct, use clear or filtered drinking water only. Also, use your iron until it runs dry and use burst of steam or self cleaning function to clear out the last bits of water, being sure it is empty before putting it away. Several cycles of this using and purging process will clean the iron without chemicals. Standing water that evaporates is just like a tea kettle with water left in it, all the white mineral deposits settle to the bottom, and the water dissolves the mineral salts, and when dissimilar metals are wet (think of a an old flashlight battery and the corrosion that occurs if left in storage.

Posted on Jul 26, 2008

  • franklindada Jan 15, 2011

    how to clean the inside of iron where water is that is where the the junk coming out on clothes. i run the steam clean setting with a hot pad glove on my arm and still it won't come clean

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Only use distilled water and there will not be a buildup. I have never used tap water on any of my steam irons and have had no buildup

Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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    elbozi Mar 29, 2011

    I agree, the Rowenta is a fantastic Iron, but you are going to get a longer use by using distiller water, despite what the manual may say. The one I took apart had a lot of rust on parts inside, so it important to drain the iron after use to get a longer life. Water quality is going to vary from place to place, but distilled is always a safe bet.

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If you are using tap water to fill your iron may I suggest buying a gallon of distilled water just for use in your iron. Here in Miami, Florida the water is very hard. My wife has owned 2 Rowenta irons in the last 10 years and hard water buildup has not been a problem. The only problem I see is the poor durability of the power cord. I am confident you will extend the life of any iron if you use distilled water.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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