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While ironing with the steam it will give a burst of brown dirty marks all over the garment. This is my second iron because of the same reason. The store which I purchased the iron recommended that I use equal parts of tap and filtered water. I am not very happy because It was not a cheap iron, and because you never know when it is going to happen. Tonight I was ironing white shirts and it happened to 3 of them. What am I doing wrong.

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It seems quite possible that the brown marks are from rust from tap water. so if you can to get this straight , remove the water from the iron-- even if stored within for some time , some water can change- flush out the water using water filtered from the tap to a clean vessel to see if there are no stains or colour change. Now once the iron was used to stem off the water which was poured into repeatedly , then check on to see if there is any stains coming on. Make sure that the base is clean or use a cotton hard cloth as a wiper before you iron .
If the fault comes back there are some issues within that is staining the water.

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