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Philips Azur 4200 Iron spits out water like a water gun, burning my hand when ironing

When using my iron the water spits out of the little hole on top going about 60cm up straight in the air and then coming down on my hand, chest and legs. i never know when it will do it and therefore cannot stop my hand getting burn. i can't find my manual so i want to know how i can stop it happening or if it is faulty.

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I think you will find the solution is an easy one...you could wear some overalls and protective work wear....or.....stick some blue tack over the hole.....or .....get your husband to do it.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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