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Tefal express iron cleaning

Spitting out brown through steam holes, need to clean but the descaler i have bought advises not to use on tefal, what do I need to do to clean and how do i access the boiler compartment.

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    I have lost my manual and can't remember how to descale the iron

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Thankfully I was able to clean the boiler compartment, by unscrewing the large bolt on the boiler, cleaned with water only, loads of brown yuck came out, It would then not allow me to use the steamer, Waited until the next morning tried again and working brilliantly again.

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