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Red light flashing

I have borrowed my sister's Braun Freestyle SI 6595 steam iron and after filling with water and switching on at wall plug, nothing happened at first. Now there's a red light flashing on and off. What does this mean? The iron is still cold, so I don't understand what's happening.

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  • lindagmab Mar 25, 2009

    I turned mine on, red flashing light, put in some water. It got slightly warm. I turned the dial to minimum then to max no change in heat. I said to myself "wait a little while". I walked away, came back....still flashing light but now cold no heat at all. Is there some incantation required? Are there online instructions?

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Blinking red light is a standby phase, its not going to get hot like this. Shake it or just start ironing, the red light will go solid and the plate will heat up. The red light will go off when the plate is hot enough. It will go on again (solid) after a few minutes to keep the plate at the right temperature. If you leave it standing around for a while it will begin blinking again (standby).

These irons are known for malfunctioning though, mine stays in standby and the plate never heats up! Hopefully yours is fine.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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    Phyllis Ferrell Aug 09, 2012

    what I want to know is....can I leave it plugged in all the time???? Seems like it would need to be plugged in to charge---Mine doesn't cool down very fast when in stand-by mode--not sure it's really cooling down so I unplug it. The manual doesn't discuss the blinking lights at all.

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