Tefal steam generator iron repair


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Mike Faithfull

When all else fails, ask uk.d-i-y .........

The Management has asked me to repair a Tefal Express model 2911 steam
generator iron for one of her friends. The problem is that the fabric
sheath which normally encloses the mains cable and steam tube between the
base unit and the iron has lost its anchor point at the iron end and has
shrunk back, exposing the mains flex and steam tube for a distance of about
15 inches. In itself this would not be a great problem, but the user seems
to have abraded the loose mains flex, wearing through both the outer sheath
and the inner insulation on the wires exposing the copper conductors.
Clearly, this is very dangerous and the flex must be replaced.

Unfortunately, after several unproductive hours smurfing the Interweb I am
unable to find any listing for either this cable, or the complete sheathed
cable/tube assembly, on any website selling Tefal spares, and the only
0.75mm 4-core heat resisting cable rated to 90 degrees Centigrade I can find
comes with a white sheath, making me suspect that it's PVC rather than the
black synthetic rubber of the original, on a 50 metre drum at a cost of
nearly twenty pounds.

Please does anyone know where I could purchase just a few metres of said
cable? I live in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
 
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Aidan

Mike said:
When all else fails, ask uk.d-i-y .........

The problem is that the fabric
sheath which normally encloses the mains cable and steam tube between the
base unit and the iron has lost its anchor point at the iron end and has
shrunk back, exposing the mains flex and steam tube for a distance of about
15 inches.
No idea. Exactly the same thing has happened to mine. Let us know if
you find a spare please, I may need one shortly.
 
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David Lang

Unfortunately, after several unproductive hours smurfing the Interweb I am
unable to find any listing for either this cable, or the complete sheathed
cable/tube assembly, on any website selling Tefal spares,
Have you tried a) Tefal - after all, the bloody manufacturer should have
the spares or b) www.partscenter.co.uk

Dave
 
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dave stanton

Please does anyone know where I could purchase just a few metres of said
cable? I live in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
I am in the trade, but found it very hard to buy a few metres of non-kink
flex. I found these guys in Bristol and bought 2 mteres off the reel of 3
core non-kink. i know you need 4 core, but they may be able to help, give
them a ring

DES 01752 661634

Cheers

Dave
 
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Mike Faithfull

dave stanton said:
I am in the trade, but found it very hard to buy a few metres of non-kink
flex. I found these guys in Bristol and bought 2 mteres off the reel of 3
core non-kink. i know you need 4 core, but they may be able to help, give
them a ring

DES 01752 661634
Thanks for that, Dave. Worth a try, I guess.
 
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Mike Faithfull

Mike Faithfull said:
When all else fails, ask uk.d-i-y .........

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Please does anyone know where I could purchase just a few metres of said
cable? I live in Hatfield, Hertfordshire.
After much searching, 10 metres ordered on line from Alert Electrical. It
has PVC rather than rubber insulation but it's rated for 90 deg. like the
original, so should do the job ok (I hope!)
 

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