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Don't know if mine is a 448, but my Euro Steam iron just doesn't got hot enough like it used to... useless for ironing. help!!

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The heater coil in those irons does get worn out as they age. the are basically large resisters (just like those little wires in a toaster). there is a chance that calcium has built up on them caused by the water. add some vinigar to the water you put in the iron and let it sit for a couple hours or overnight if possible. rinse it out and see if that makes a difference.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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    Roberta Smith Dec 11, 2009

    another product that would work well that just occured to me is called CLR... you can pick it up at walmart or any auto or hardware store. add some of that to the water chamber and let it sit for about an hour, tho it would likely work faster then that.



    rinse it out, while rinsing it out you should see all the calcium that has built up inside coming out.

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