Thursday, April 23, 2009

Step 3 - Remove the soleplate

This is the soleplate in the plastic housing (looks like a boat). Aftere removing the plastic housing you can see the soleplate. There is a small aluminium compartment into which water is dripped to produced steam. The heating element is embedded inside the soleplate. Note the iron temperature control mounted on the soleplate. There need to be a tight heat transfer between this and the sole plate to properly set the ironing temperature. Note the accumulation of lint on the surface, browned through the relatively high temperature on the soleplate. The other picture shows the lint wash off. The circular disk is actually some form of steam control.

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