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Faulty Russell Hobbs Steam Iron

After several months of problem free use, the iron will not now pass hot water from the base unit to the iron.... Have changed filter, but still no joy

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  • Tony R Jan 03, 2008

    It appears that the pump is tyring to pass water, from the main unit, when the steam trigger - on iron - is pressed.... But no steam is ejected..

  • amanda
    amanda Apr 13, 2012

    mine is doing exactly the same. every time the water starts to pump through the base unit it starts leaking all over my floor (from underneath the water resevoir). think i'm going to give russel hobbs a call. it seems everything i buy from argos breaks down...anybody else notice this ?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    when using the water is coming from the base unit and leaking on the floor



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I think the pump inside the Iron needs to be changed! try it it may help you!

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    • Follow
      the manufacturer's instructions to keep the steam vents from becoming
      clogged. Some irons use tap water; others require distilled water.

    • When
      you clean the soleplate of your iron, remove residue from the vents
      with a cotton swab or pipe cleaner. A sharp knife or other tool may
      scratch the soleplate

    to Clean Water Reservoirs

    Remove mineral deposits from the water reservoir . Pour a solution of 1/3 cup white vinegar and 1/3 cup
    water into the water reservoir. Heat the iron, and let it steam for
    about three minutes. Unplug the iron, and position it, soleplate down,
    on a small glass dish that has been placed in a larger shallow pan.
    Allow the water to drain from the vents for about an hour. Drain away
    any remaining solution, and flush the reservoir with clear water before
    using the iron.



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