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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    I started to iron some fabric I washed tonight only to find my iron had something floating in it. On closer inspection is is a huge (ok 1/4") bug!! Yes I said it B-U-G!! I have tried for the last 20 minutes filling the water tank and emptying it only to have the stupid little thing floating around. What do I do?? I am going to use my old iron but do you think there is any hope for my first grown up iron???? Any suggestions would be helpful! If you would like I can take a picture for you viewing pleasure!!

    See the little bugger!!
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    I don't know what to say other than that is down right odd!!

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    Okay, you have got my curiosity peaked!! I want to see a pic of your "buggy" iron.

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    Ok, my iron once had a large ant in it and there is no way to get it out lol...it just disappeared bit by bit, it's gone now....

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    If it's floating on the water maybe try filling it right to the top so that it overflows and hopefully it will come out that way. Plase makesure the iron is unplugged. Other than that idea I don't know, good luck.

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    Fill the tank as full as you can and use a turkey baster or eye dropper to "suck" it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shequilts
    Fill the tank as full as you can and use a turkey baster or eye dropper to "suck" it out.
    That might work! Or, fill it partially full, shake it like crazy, then tip it upside down and try dumping & shaking the water out from the place you put water in (if possible).

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    Well it looks like the bug might have won. The inside of the iron has a trap like thing that will let water out but nothing else. I will keep tring I tried the turkey baster might have to try a smaller one or take the think apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woody
    If it's floating on the water maybe try filling it right to the top so that it overflows and hopefully it will come out that way. Plase makesure the iron is unplugged. Other than that idea I don't know, good luck.
    I think Woody has the right idea. Overfill it slowly, so the bug can slip out.

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    "That might work! Or, fill it partially full, shake it like crazy, then tip it upside down and try dumping & shaking the water out from the place you put water in (if possible)."


    I've had a pincher bug in my iron before. I don't remember if I ever got it out or not. I tried to flush it several times, filling it up and tipping it upside down.

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    Well, it certainly puts a new spin on "getting the bugs worked out!"

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    LOL use it and let the bug beware :wink:

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    You're not alone - I have a dead earwig in mine. They get in everywhere. I hate to admit it, but I've never even tried to get it out! lol! I figure it's not really going to hurt anything. And as long as it's not alive and desperate to get out.

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    Other than the fact that it "bugs you" I don't think it will hurt anything...
    If it was me? I would name the little bugger and keep using the iron :lol::lol:

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    I would just use the iron.

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    Call the Bug Police!

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    Perhaps you could call it a long-term pregnancy...you know..the little bugger inside!

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    This is really a pressing issue! Hope he surfaces soon.........Michele

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    That's a new one for me. I have no idea how to get it out.

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    Now that I see the pic that it is just funny. We have those beetles and they are everywhere and they get into the oddest places. You may have to wait til the body breaks down and slowly disappears. Sorry I can't offer more advice on how to get it out.

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    It looks just like what happened to me with my iron. It's probably a stinkbug. Mine didn't come out until it became so waterlogged that it just fell apart in the iron, then it poured out with the water. It took a while and ironing really grossed me out to look at that bug every time! Those stinkbugs like cloth, too. I find them hiding in the folds of fabric I have laying around. Yuck!

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    I got my iron out one time and it had an ant bed inside. I turned it on to get it hot and ants went every where. Had to keep flushing it to get them all out.

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    Jade,

    Please keep us posted and let us know who wins.

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    you can try using a dropper to get the bug out

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyAire
    Jade,

    Please keep us posted and let us know who wins.
    hehehehe thats funny. :thumbup:

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