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Burning odor Thought odor was from plate cleaned it off, but found that when I replugged it in the ordor was coming from between the plate and plastic...smells just like hot wires.

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  • juanstar Sep 13, 2008

    When I plug it in smoke comes out between the plates.Is Kenmore Irons guaranteed for life like Craftsman tools? How do I take it back? I think it is two years old.

  • justansa Jan 15, 2009

    I noticed a smell coming from the iron and its not the plate because there is nothing on it....I did clean it anyway...but I tried dumping the water and replacing it with fresh water and it still stinks. I dont now why or what

  • ascheuneman Jan 22, 2009

    My was doing the same thing a few days ago, and now it won't heat up at all. It turns on, but doesn't get hot.



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