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Will not lock down
Have you tried the Etch-a-Sketch method ? (tip it upside down and shake it?!)
Turning it upside down to get all the crumbs out might help, or you might have to take it apart and find out what is blocking it - crumbs, or a foreign object such as a wire bread bag tie etc
Hope that helps
on Sep 12, 2010
Tefal GV9360 causing mains failure
I guess what you mean is your steam generator is tripping one of the breakers in your consumer unit.
If it is the RCD it means current is leaking to ground.
If it is an MCB it means there is a short circuit or overload.
Both conditions mean the unit needs some serious looking at and with a portable appliance it is worth checking the power cord and plug for damage or loose wiring, however steam generators of various types and steam irons that these days the manufacturers claim can be used with tap water (straight from the faucet) can still suffer from limescale problems in hard water areas. Water dumps it's mineral content at 140 degrees F.
Scale build up on the heating element will tend to break away due to the expansion as it heats but stubborn bits will remain tending to cause hotspots and uneven heating and uneven expansion hastening element failure.
That might be your problem and a multimeter won't always find it. Sometimes there is visible evidence and sometimes it needs a test with a Megger.
Of course it might be something else...
on Jan 05, 2021
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