Rowentas are finicky, I've had more than one and sometimes they start leaking. The directions say to not use distilled water and if you do the leaking starts--Why, I don't know. Anyway, I have a leaky one now that I use only as a dry iron and a new one-got it at a great price-that has been good so far. If this one leaks I'm going back to the cheaper ones. So my suggestion is don't use your iron as a steam iron and by happy you got it for only $1.