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    • TheMsTeal
    • By TheMsTeal 13th May 18, 1:29 PM
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    New Irons not working.
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    • 13th May 18, 1:29 PM
    New Irons not working. 13th May 18 at 1:29 PM
    Hope one of you clever MSErs can help. Just bought a second new iron in the space of a week (different makes one from Argos, one Wilko) both not working at all when I plug them in. My old iron and everything else works when I plug them in. Help!
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    • kinger101
    • By kinger101 13th May 18, 4:25 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 4:25 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 4:25 PM
    Take them back. Get a refund.
    • tonyh66
    • By tonyh66 13th May 18, 5:41 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 5:41 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 5:41 PM
    did they fail to work in any socket? did you turn them up so they would get hot? 2 different irons not working is very very unlucky or user error.
    • TheMsTeal
    • By TheMsTeal 13th May 18, 6:06 PM
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    • #4
    • 13th May 18, 6:06 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 6:06 PM
    Yes I turned them up, they are supposed to turn on/ light on as soon as you plug them in.; I've been using irons for years, it seems a bit strange that two different new irons did not work....
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    • TheMsTeal
    • By TheMsTeal 13th May 18, 6:09 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 6:09 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 6:09 PM
    I took the first new one back and the second new one also not working; that's the point...:
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    • shaun from Africa
    • By shaun from Africa 13th May 18, 9:16 PM
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    • #6
    • 13th May 18, 9:16 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 9:16 PM
    I took the first new one back and the second new one also not working; that's the point...:
    Originally posted by TheMsTeal
    Was the replacement iron the same make and model as the one you took back?
    If so then it's possible that it's a faulty batch.

    As asked by tonyh66, did you try the irons in a different power socket or try something else apart from the irons in the same socket to make sure that it's okay?
    • Grenage
    • By Grenage 13th May 18, 11:44 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 11:44 PM
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    • 13th May 18, 11:44 PM
    It sounds like it could be the socket, as suggested. Bad contacts often don't show signs until a high power device is used.
    • TheMsTeal
    • By TheMsTeal 14th May 18, 6:51 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 6:51 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 6:51 AM
    It sounds like it could be the socket, as suggested. Bad contacts often don't show signs until a high power device is used.
    Originally posted by Grenage
    OK thanks I will get someone to have a look at the socket.

    Thanks everyone!
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 14th May 18, 8:02 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:02 AM
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    • 14th May 18, 8:02 AM
    Yes I turned them up, they are supposed to turn on/ light on as soon as you plug them in.; I've been using irons for years, it seems a bit strange that two different new irons did not work....
    Originally posted by TheMsTeal
    The light won't come on if the iron is on the lowest setting.
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    • Ectophile
    • By Ectophile 15th May 18, 12:01 AM
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    OK thanks I will get someone to have a look at the socket.

    Thanks everyone!
    Originally posted by TheMsTeal

    The simpler option is just to try plugging the iron into a different socket.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
    • TheBanker
    • By TheBanker 15th May 18, 5:18 AM
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    The simpler option is just to try plugging the iron into a different socket.
    Originally posted by Ectophile
    Or just wear creased clothes
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