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Thread: Iron madness!

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    Iron madness!

    These might be dumb questions, but here goes. I have a Shark iron that I've had for probably the past 8 years. It just doesn't seem to iron very hot anymore. Do irons loose their power? I do use best press when ironing, is there something I should use to clean the plate. Do I need a new iron?

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    I have shark that is probably 5 or 6 years old and I am thinking that it does not stay hot the way it used to, maybe they are just worn out. I have no idea what type of iron I would buy if I were going to replace it.
    Lori - MamaBear

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    I just replaced mine for same reason. I bought a dry iron (with no steam holes) from Vermont Country Store for $29.00 I hated the little dots the steam iron left on my fabric, whether I used steam or not. Like it much better.

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    I would like to get one of those dry irons.
    Texas Sunshine, piney woods of NE Texas

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    The heating element wears with time. Us quilters use our irons more than the a erage person.
    i buy a cheap sterm iron about every five yrs, at walmart for a out $12.00

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    When my iron quit heating, it was something called a thermistor, or thermal fuse, that went bad. My son took it apart, found the faulty part, we ordered replacement parts (got a bag of 5 thermistors for $5), husband reassembled it, and my iron works good as new. MUCH better than buying a whole new iron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    When my iron quit heating, it was something called a thermistor, or thermal fuse, that went bad. My son took it apart, found the faulty part, we ordered replacement parts (got a bag of 5 thermistors for $5), husband reassembled it, and my iron works good as new. MUCH better than buying a whole new iron.
    Well you learn something new everyday on this board. That is such a good idea and I love to save money anyway that I can. Thanks for the tip.
    Kitsy

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