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Rust coming from iron

When i uuse the steam buttom to get more steam rust comes out and gets on my clothing. How do i keep that from happening Do I pour something in the water opening Marilyn B

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See if you can get a hold of some CLR (Calcium, Lime, and Rust). It's a cleaner most drug stores and hardware stores carried in the states. Pour that into the system and then flush it out. Make sure the CLR isn't in the iron before you use it again.

Use filter water in your iron in case there is rust or sediment in the tap.

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