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HI I put vitamin water in the iron (not for more power, just by accident!) I have been using the self-clean feature with fresh water and it keeps spitting out more and more dirt. Will it ever get clean or could I try white vinegar...? thanks I have really appreciated the iron

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Hi,
I would try the white vinegar...but yes it will take awhile...

Also check out this tip...

Cleaning a Steam Iron White Scale and Brown Water

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