Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Expensive Oliso Pro Iron, not working properly....

  1. #1
    Super Member Deborahlees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wine Country-Southern California
    Posts
    1,455

    Expensive Oliso Pro Iron, not working properly....

    So I waited and saved my money and last July purchased a Oliso Pro Iron for just under $200. Long learning curve but grew to love it, especially the fact that it didn't turn it self off for 30 minutes. So about 3 weeks ago, while piecing, noticed every time I went to use the iron, it had turned it self off, didn't think it was taking me 30 minutes to piece a simple block, so I started to keep track, two minutes...it was off..... So this last week end sent an email to Oliso, explained the problem, and asked "so what now ???" took 5 days to email me back, where did I buy it and when......

    Has anyone else had this type of problem with this iron ?????

    Does Oliso stand behind their irons, or is the fact that it is 15 months old now out of warranty, and it is an expensive 'door stop'....
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

  2. #2
    Super Member jcrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Small town in Northeast Oregon close to Washington and Idaho
    Posts
    2,661
    Blog Entries
    5
    I had an Oliso that was 3 years old and all of a sudden it wouldn't get "hot". It just got warm. I called them. They said to mail it in to them and for $79 they would replace it. I told them it was 3 years old and I was very disappointed.

    I mailed it with no money but a note explaining what was wrong and that I spoke to someone and they said to mail it in. Well, 2 weeks later the same iron came in the mail free of charge. I waited for a bill, but none came. I think they checked it out and figured it was malfunctioned and just replaced it for free. So, I'm a happy camper with them.

    So, in the Google search engine, type in "Oliso phone number" and it will pop up and phone them and let them know how disappointed you are. They will fix it.
    "Be yourself...everyone else is taken."
    Strong people don't put others down...they build them up."
    "Remember that your instincts are more important than rules"

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    349
    I sure feel your pain. I have not one, but two $120.00 Rowenta irons and neither works properly. One sizzles and drips water everywhere and the other just leaks all over my ironing board. The worst part is that you can't find anyone to fix them. So, I have $240.00 worth of garbage sitting in my laundry room that I really don't have the heart to throw away.

  4. #4
    Junior Member judys's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Northwest WI
    Posts
    189
    Quote Originally Posted by oh munner View Post
    I sure feel your pain. I have not one, but two $120.00 Rowenta irons and neither works properly. One sizzles and drips water everywhere and the other just leaks all over my ironing board. The worst part is that you can't find anyone to fix them. So, I have $240.00 worth of garbage sitting in my laundry room that I really don't have the heart to throw away.
    I read somewhere that every iron will, with age, become incontinent! Since that is usually my only problem with the irons I have had I buy an inexpensive steam iron and they seem to last as long as the expensive ones I hear about.

  5. #5
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,671
    Blog Entries
    2
    I usually won't spend over $30 for an iron but in a moment of weakness I bought the Reliable iron. So far it is excellent, but so is my Black and Decker Classic which is much older. Both work just fine.
    Got fabric?

  6. #6
    Super Member Deborahlees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wine Country-Southern California
    Posts
    1,455
    Pending on what Oliso does or doesn't do, I will go back to a simple $30 +/- Black and Decker Iron from Walmart, far less expensive door stop when it stops working.....
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

  7. #7
    Super Member TexasSunshine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Kilgore Tx
    Posts
    1,529
    Will your Rowento iron still work if you don't put any water in it? Instead I keep a spray bottle of water handy and use it to spritz. I did that for a while with my Rowento until it would not heat very hot any more.
    Texas Sunshine, piney woods of NE Texas

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    metro Portland, OR
    Posts
    1,844
    My first Oliso didn't heat up after the first day, it was replaced free of charge, I didn't even pay shipping. That was 3 years ago and it still works like a charm.
    http://www.oregonquilting.net
    I choose to give my life away for things that last forever

  9. #9
    Super Member Deborahlees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Wine Country-Southern California
    Posts
    1,455
    Still waiting to hear back from Oliso, are they that busy or ................????????????????
    Yes that is a real picture of my hometown Temecula, California. We feature premiere Wineries, World Class Golf Courses, Pechanga Indian Casino and Hot Air Balloons

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    SC
    Posts
    1,838
    Sorry you're having problems...I too, am SO done with the fancy-schmancy irons! The next one I buy will NOT be a Rowenta or an Olisa....it will be the cheapest one I can find!
    If you feel like you're special...it's 'cause you are!
    Momto5

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.