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Thread: ARGH!! Working on a project and the iron just started leaking ~

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    Senior Member chickadee_42us's Avatar
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    Angry ARGH!! Working on a project and the iron just started leaking ~

    ratzin fratzin !

    I was in the mood and clicking right along, wouldn't you know it chose today to create a mess, water drops all on my background fabric. I need the iron it's an applique project.
    Enjoy the day, Chickadee_42us

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    poor out the water and then dry iron. Yes
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    Agree with using dry iron. If you need water, keep a spray bottle nearby. Good luck! I hope it didn't stain.

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    Lucky - I did as you all suggested and it didn't stain. Thanks.
    Enjoy the day, Chickadee_42us

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    What a relief that there was no stain or problems. Hate it when the iron drips and spits.
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    I can fully sympathize... I broke the knob that changes from dry to steam and it stuck on steam... I wanted a dry iron. I'll just pour out the water and wait to get a new steam iron when they go on sale
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    Ugh, must be the month! My iron has started doing the very thing a few days ago.

    I have a tendency to work with a dry iron for quilting because I have notice using steam tends to distort the weave thereby messing up my measurements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chickadee_42us View Post
    ratzin fratzin !

    I was in the mood and clicking right along, wouldn't you know it chose today to create a mess, water drops all on my background fabric. I need the iron it's an applique project.
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    The only time your iron will leak is when it absolutely, positively MUST not...I finally gave up on mine and just use it dry. That way there's no problem and you can still spray if you need to...
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    I feel your pain. I simply CANNOT find an iron that lasts for any reasonable amount of time without spitting, leaking and staining my projects. Had a Rowenta, and found it not to be worth the $$$. Makes me so angry sometimes. I have about 8 irons laying around the house that have all let me down!
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    I had my iron do that the other day while ironing fabric. I understand your fustration. Dry iron.
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