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My Philips steam iron Easy Care 3232 oozes brown liquid through holes when used on steam. How can I clean it?

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Periodic Descaling of the iron will help reduce this.
Mineral deposits in the water will remain inside the iron after being converted to steam. This builds up over time as scales unless cleaned.

For descaling instruction, refer to manufacturer.

Posted on Aug 27, 2010

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