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Steamer keeps shutting off.

My steamer works for about 2 minutes and then shuts off. I tried different water levels-makes no difference. Tried without removable ring-no difference. Tried different time settings- no difference. Please help!

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Re: Steamer keeps shutting off.

I have the same issue, but if I use cold water (15 C, 60 F), the steamer works. Hope this help.

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