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Steam Generator Iron

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deste Fri 12-Sep-08 21:45:13

Does anyone have one of these. We got one today but cant get any steam out of it. When I press the steam button I get this loud constant clicking noise like a toy machine gun. Tell me its not working because I could not iron for half an hour with that racket going on, in fact 2 minutes to be honest. If anyone has one does it make ironing easier. Another thought, if I have to take it back to Argos and they dont have it in stock can I insist they refund the postage as I ordered it off the Internet. That was to save me going shopping, ha ha.

RipMacWinkle Fri 12-Sep-08 21:52:03

Maybe a silly question - did you let it heat up? Mine takes a wee bit of time to get hot enough to go. Maybe about ten minutes... I go and make a cuppa and gather the ironing while it's doing it so I know it's not just a minute or two.

deste Fri 12-Sep-08 22:00:13

It started to heat up and then stopped but I dont think I left it that long. It did heat up again but I gave up and switched it off. I will go and switch it on again. Does yours make a loud noise and does it make ironing easier. Thanks

deste Fri 12-Sep-08 22:27:07

I have tried it again and left it longer but still not much heat, no steam and still that terrible racket.

SqueakyPop Fri 12-Sep-08 22:28:30

You need to prime it - ie let it fill up. You do get that clicking/pumping sound at the beginning, and after cleaning.

Just hold the steam button until it produces.

deste Sat 13-Sep-08 18:30:18

Took it back to the shop today and they tested it and said its not working. I bought a more expensive one and that gives out steam and water so that everything is soaked. Even with the steam switched off it still drips water. I give up, I have ordered an ordinary iron off the internet and will take that one back on Monday.

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