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I cant figure out how to put the water INTO the iron

I have one with holes on the bottom, and i cant figure out how to get the water in.

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    Thanks! I really appretiate it! :D

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    Dont know how to put water in

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Looking at the front of the iron there is a spray nozzle and right above it there is a spot that opens to fill with water.

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Water shooting out bottom holes

This normally means that the iron is not heating up enough check that you have adjusted the temp so it is not as the water will either come out of the bottom when not hot enough to steam or when the jets get dirty and need cleaning.

Thanks J

Posted on Feb 16, 2008

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I set my iron, when hot, and done using it, with the pointed side DOWN in the sink drain to make sure it is dry.

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Thanks J

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