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How do you remove the scale from a steam iron? I have tried vinegar. Steam no longer comes out except with the surge button.

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Hi,
There is no other go expect the vinegar.If still the problem persist you have to unscrew the full and check the nozzle.

Unplug the iron and let it cool.Scrape any visible mineral deposits from the jets on the bottom of the iron,using a toothpick or the tip of a small ice pick.Clean the spray nozzle with a fine needle.Fill the iron with equal parts white vinegar and distilled water. Place anoven rack over your sink and position the iron on top, with the steam ventsfacing down. Plug in the iron and turn it to the steam setting. Run it untilthe steam stops.Fill the iron with plain distilled water andrepeat the process.

Please do rate the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


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