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Irons will not heat properly

2 irons, same problem...will not heat sufficiently to press clothes properly. For example, I use spray starch on dress shirts...have to make many many passes over the section of the shirt that I spray, ie, collar, sleeve...before it begins to press the shirt. Even after many many passes the shirt does not feel like it has been starched at all and often still feels a bit damp from the starch. used a black and decker steam xpress and a sunbeam simple press 3056 iron. both new, both with the same problem

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Re: irons will not heat properly

This may sound weird, but try them at someone else's house, it could be possible that your wiring is not allowing them the amperage they need to heat properly.

Posted on Nov 27, 2007

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