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Cleaning I have alot of mineral build up in my steam cleaner. How do I clean it out?

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There are a few products that will remove mineral buildup.
Vinegar - slow but it works. Let it sit overnight if filling a reservoir.
If it's on a surface saturate layers of paper toweling with vinegar and place on the surface and let it sit overnight. You may need multiple applications depending on the buildup.
Any 'De-Liming' product (containing Hydrochloric Acid) - Faster, but can discolor metal surfaces if left on too long. Wear plastic gloves when working with these products. If filling a reservoir you may want to dilute it with water (50/50) and leave for an hour. You can make a stronger dilution and/or use it full strength, but be careful... De-Liming Acids foam when they hit lime buildup, so be sure to keep the surrounding area protected or do it in a sink.
Keep in mind it will discolor metal so be careful if putting it in a stainless steel sink. Always rinse and flush with clear, cold water immediately after cleaning. Vinegar is the safe way, but takes time and multiple applications :)

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  1. Unplug the iron and make sure it is cool before cleaning.
  2. Use a toothpick or pipe cleaner to remove buildup in the steam vents, making sure the debris doesn't fall into the vents.
  3. Use a fine sewing needle to carefully clean the spray nozzle of mineral deposits.
  4. To flush sediment from a steam iron, pour 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup vinegar into the water tank. Place the iron on a rack over a broiling pan and set the iron to steam until the tank runs dry. Repeat if necessary. Or follow the instructions for using a commercial iron cleaner.
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  3. If the spray pump is accessible, remove it and check for leaks by placing the spray tube in water and squirting the pump. Clean or replace as needed.
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  1. Unplug the iron.
  2. Use a sponge and commercial soleplate cleaner or baking soda and water to remove dirt buildup on the soleplate. Rinse well with water and dry. Don't use harsh abrasives or immerse an electric iron in water.
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