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Rust coming from iron

When i first turn the iron on there is rust thatgets on my clothing.
Need help with this Marilyn B

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  • Marilyn Buben Aug 11, 2008

    rust comes out of the steam vents when i use the steam button

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Just open your flat iron and locate the face plate contactor that has a soot burn causing the filament not to heat,use a sand paper to clean the contact from soot burnt,this the common problem of a flat iron...


Hope this may help;

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You may use any safe rust removing solution, like wd40 and other solutiosn of the same kind. make sure you clean it cold okay

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    marlon john madrid Aug 11, 2008

    oh okay, you will have some opening to do, if you still have the manual it will show you how to removee the vent panel of the iron, once you have opened it, you will be able to clean the rusts out of the unit

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