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From the first day, iron shuts itself off while ironing. ... The last 3 have either leaked everywhere or the cord where it joins the iron keeps switching the iron off. ..... from the stainless steal down the right side of the iron and was leaking water all ...
First let me say I HATE AUTO SHUT OFF!!! It sounds like it has wore out. the computer part that tells it when to shut off it not working. It would be cheaper to buy a new one vs fixing yours. If I were you, find an older iron that has LOTS of steam vents and NO AUTO SHUTOFF at your local goodwill, thrift store or garage sale.
if the iron use electronic control, will be a little difficult to adapt or reset .However i recommend follow this steps and fix it. God bless you Clean an iron:
Unplug the iron and make sure it is cool before cleaning.
Use a toothpick or pipe cleaner to remove buildup in the steam vents, making sure the debris doesn't fall into the vents.
Use a fine sewing needle to carefully clean the spray nozzle of mineral deposits.
To flush sediment from a steam iron, pour 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup
vinegar into the water tank. Place the iron on a rack over a broiling
pan and set the iron to steam until the tank runs dry. Repeat if
necessary. Or follow the instructions for using a commercial iron
Service the steam and spray mechanism:
Unplug the iron.
Use a fine sewing needle to unclog the steam valve assembly. Also,
check the valve spring and replace it if it is broken or has lost
If the spray pump is accessible, remove it and check for leaks by
placing the spray tube in water and squirting the pump. Clean or replace
Clean a metal soleplate:
Unplug the iron.
Use a sponge and commercial soleplate cleaner or baking soda and
water to remove dirt buildup on the soleplate. Rinse well with water and
dry. Don't use harsh abrasives or immerse an electric iron in water.
Use very fine steel wool (0000) or an emery cloth to remove scratches and burns on the soleplate, then clean the soleplate.
Unless you have a 5 or 6 hundred dollar iron, or unless it is brand new, and still under warranty, there is an excellent rule of thumb when an iron quits working: Buy a new one! These days, irons can be purchased cheaply enough that it is WELL worth the money. Not just for the convenience, but for the safety issues. This is an appliance that could burn your house down even if it's in PROPER working order. Hope this helps!!