spitting steam iron!


K

karen

I have had my steam iron for about six months now and recently it has
started 'spitting' and 'leaking' when I switch it on to steam. The clothes
end up with wet patches all over them!!!

Can anybody please tell me if it is a problem with the iron or if there is
something I should be doing. I do only use tap water for the steam but this
is something I have always done and not had this problem in the past!!!

Many thanks for your help

Take care

Karen
 
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R

Robin Graham

It sounds very much as though you've got a leak in the reservoir and the
water is dripping onto the element. This is dangerous and you ought to get
it rectified before you use it any more - or buy a new one.

Rob Graham
 
K

karen

Robin Graham said:
It sounds very much as though you've got a leak in the reservoir and the
water is dripping onto the element. This is dangerous and you ought to get
it rectified before you use it any more - or buy a new one.

Rob Graham
Thanks for that Rob, it does sound pretty bad! It should still be under
guarantee so I'll return it to the shop and try for a new one!

Take care

Karen
 
P

p00kie

karen said:
I have had my steam iron for about six months now and recently it has
started 'spitting' and 'leaking' when I switch it on to steam. The
clothes
end up with wet patches all over them!!!

Can anybody please tell me if it is a problem with the iron or if there
is
something I should be doing. I do only use tap water for the steam but
this
is something I have always done and not had this problem in the past!!!

Many thanks for your help
Tap water .... hard water area .... scale???
Have you tried de-scaling?

Rgds
 
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K

karen

p00kie said:
Tap water .... hard water area .... scale???
Have you tried de-scaling?

Rgds
Thanks for the tip. I haven'e yet but will try b4 I brave the shops to
return it!!!

Take care

Karen
 

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