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My expensive 6 month old "no drip" Rowenta iron has started leaking large amounts of water suddenly. (all over a silk dress). What is causing this and how can I fix it??

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Hi,
Here is a tip about Irons that leak water...

My Steam Iron is Leaking Water
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5301301-steam_iron_leaking_water

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Posted on Aug 22, 2010

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