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What do you do if white streaks are on clothes while ironing?

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I would send them to the drycleaners and point out the contamination. If they were mine, I would treat them with a little white vinegar; the white deposits are caused by a buildup of calcium in your iron. Don't put the vinegar directly on the trousers but use a clean cloth with some vinegar on it and gently massage the deposits.
It may stink, but it is wise to now and then run it warm (only) with some white vinegar which will dissolve the deposits. Put it on a heat-proof surface (such as a stove grate) so it can stand flat otherwise not all of the deposits will get soaked with vinegar. After letting it soak warm, run several tanksful of plain water to remove the vinegar and shake it over the sink in case there is chunks (very well could be) that have been loosened.    

Posted on Mar 27, 2009

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Do I need to use distilled water in my iron?


For best performance and life of the appliance, yes! You can use tap water though if the mineral content is low. However it may build up scale and leave white streaks on dark clothes.

Mar 05, 2016 | Irons

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Its giving my clothes black marks


It is to hot. read the labels in your clothing, what temp you are allowed to use and dial that in on the iron. Still burn marks, bring it back, because then the thermostat s not good.

Feb 05, 2015 | Tefal Irons

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Swan steam iron 2200w


To descale make a solution of 3 parts distilled water to one part white vinegar, about a teacup full and pour into the irons water reservoir. Switch the iron on and set it on to the highest steam setting. Place a clean tea towel or similar on the ironing board and steam-clean it with the iron for a few minutes. The vinegar/distilled water solution will break down and expel the lime scale. Turn off the iron (unplug). Pour out the water and vinegar solution. Pour clean distilled water into the iron reservoir and steam-clean a new clean cloth for a few minutes. this will remove any residual vinegar etc. Turn off and unplug the iron and pour out the remaining water. Descale completed.
To clean the base (soleplate) first, make sure your iron is completely cool before cleaning.
There are a number of things to remove various stains. For general stains rub the bottom of the iron with table salt and a soft damp cloth. For marks left by limescale (a powderey white) use undiluted white vinegar on a soft cloth. Some stubborn stains can be removed with a paste made from baking soda and water. What ever you use make sure you rinse and wipe the soleplate dry before using again. Never under any circumstances use a metal scouring pad or wire wool type cleaner, this will scratch, mark, and probably damage the soleplate beyond repair.

Nov 30, 2013 | Irons

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How do I descale my iron


To descale make a solution of 3 parts distilled water to one part white vinegar, about a teacup full and pour into the irons water reservoir. Switch the iron on and set it on to the highest steam setting. Place a clean tea towel or similar on the ironing board and steam-clean it with the iron for a few minutes. The vinegar/distilled water solution will break down and expel the lime scale. Turn off the iron (unplug). Pour out the water and vinegar solution. Pour clean distilled water into the iron reservoir and steam-clean a new clean cloth for a few minutes. this will remove any residual vinegar etc. Turn off and unplug the iron and pour out the remaining water.
To clean the base (soleplate) first, make sure your iron is completely cool before cleaning.
There are a number of things to remove various stains. For general stains rub the bottom of the iron with table salt and a soft damp cloth. For marks left by limescale (a powderey white) use undiluted white vinegar on a soft cloth. Some stubborn stains can be removed with a paste made from baking soda and water. What ever you use make sure you rinse and wipe the soleplate dry before using again. Never under any circumstances use a metal scouring pad or wire wool type cleaner, this will scratch, mark, and probably damage the soleplate beyond repair.

Oct 29, 2013 | Irons

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Iron has dark streaks


there is an iron sole plate cleaner on the market
the stain is electrolysis from using other that de-ionized or distilled water

Aug 08, 2017 | Rowenta Perfect Iron

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Sand like particles come out when pressing the steam button leaving grit all over my clothes


I'm guessing that these particles are white or almost white. If so, it is just a build up of chalk from hard water. You will probably find that they just brush off the clothing with your hand. Just buy yourself a proprietary steam iron descaler and follow the instructions, all should be well

Jul 18, 2011 | Rowenta DG-980 Iron

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I have a morphy richards turbo steam iron i have had it for some 2 weeks and used it 6 times and fill it with normal tap water. on using it tonight i have noticed that there are white smears been left on...


The white stain is due to mineral build up on your iron.
Try flushing the iron with a vinegar solution to dissolve the mineral deposits then purge with demineralized water. Only use demeralized water in your iron. The first time you may want to test it on a scrap piece of cloth to insure all of the minerals have been removed.

Jan 04, 2011 | Morphy Richards Irons

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While steaming clothing, a white flaky residue is being left on the clothing. Sole plate is clean. Residue seems to be coming from steam vents. What do I do to continue using this great iron? Evelyn Roll


Are you in a hard water or soft water area, maybe you could try using filtered water in your iron. To clear out the scale from the jets try adding a little white vinegar to the water and steaming it through, or a little "Calgon" diluted in water. Then perform a test iron on some dark fabric untill the scale has been removed.

Aug 02, 2010 | Rowenta DX6700 Iron

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Steam iron residue on suit pants


I would send them to the drycleaners and point out the contamination. If they were mine, I would treat them with a little white vinegar; the white deposits are caused by a buildup of calcium in your iron. Don't put the vinegar directly on the trousers but use a clean cloth with some vinegar on it and gently massage the deposits.
It may stink, but it is wise to now and then run it warm (only) with some white vinegar which will dissolve the deposits. Put it on a heat-proof surface (such as a stove grate) so it can stand flat otherwise not all of the deposits will get soaked with vinegar. After letting it soak warm, run several tanksful of plain water to remove the vinegar and shake it over the sink in case there is chunks (very well could be) that have been loosened.    

Mar 27, 2009 | Rowenta DG-980 Iron

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How can I prevent my iron from leaving white residue on clothes?


white residue is caused by lime in your tap water.perfectly safe to drink,but when boiled [as in making steam] the lime is left behind. over timeit builds up in the 'tank' buy a gallon of distilled water from the grocerery-about $1 mix water with white vinegar,50/50 and 'steam it out' once or twice to remove deposits in the resevior.steam it out again w/pure distilled water.try it out on your husbands clothes before you iron your delicates again!!

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