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Iron is not fully heating

My Mom tells me her iron is not heating up to full capacity.

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    Nicolas May 11, 2010

    THere is no economy to fix an iron if the warranty is out if date, its cheaper to buy a new one, so tell your mom to buy a new one M8!



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