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Leaks water out all the time. Clothes wet or rust marked.

My Shark iron, Model G1408Z, is approximately 2 months old. It stopped steaming and then decided to just pour the water out whenever it feels like it. If I fill the tank, the first time I set the iron on the board water is everywhere and at least 1/4 of the tank is empty. And it just continues to run out whenever I set the iron down. I steam all my clothes and really need this feature. HELP!!

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OMG, how frustrating to be ironing and water shoot out everywhere from this iron....So, to remedy it, I have turned off the steam, use it as a dry iron, and have a spray bottle handy to spray as I iron...love the feel of this iron, but hate the water everywhere...

Posted on Sep 03, 2009

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    Ray Lozano Apr 18, 2014

    There is a small plunger that regulates the water flow to the steam chamber. This is where the leak comes from. This part is not available anywhere I look, but the iron is only $35 new on Epay.

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