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Brown gunge and white deposits keep coming out of the steam holes on the sole plate. We have tried de-scaling but it has had no effect. This iron has had very little use since we bought it about 18 months ago.

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  • kpanch Mar 30, 2008

    Steam holes look like they are blocked up with scaling. How can these be cleared out?

  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    brown spots come out of iron after ironing for awhile how can I clean this out?

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Try filling full-strength white vinegar instead of water. Then allow to steam out on scrap cloth. The white deposits are likely to be calcium. The brown gunge may be rust. When the deposits are minimized, use only distilled or bottled water from then on.

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