While the main benefit of your Steampod is to produce steam, it no longer functions properly following a leak. The first thing to do in this case, and without delay, is to disconnect the straightener from the current to avoid electrocution or a short circuit of your device. Then you will need to determine why your Steampod straightener is leaking. You will be much more able to fix the leak. So, without further ado, discover all the necessary information in this article.
Why is my Steampod hair straightener leaking?
Whether for any generation of the Steampod straightener, they all have a water tank to create steam. This innovative technology requires taking much greater security measures. Because when a powered electrical component is in contact with water, a short circuit and even a risk of electrocution are possible. That is why in the Steampod every measure is taken to prevent water from coming into contact with the electronics.
Unfortunately, following natural wear of components, has a shock, or to a manufacturing defect, it may happen that the Steampod leaks ! In this case, the first reflex to have is to turn off the device and immediately unplug it from the electrical outlet. It should then not be used again until you have repaired the leak. But then, where can the water leak from the Steampod come from?
When your Steampod hair straightener is leaking, it could be from the tank that is punctured ou one of the pipes that is removed or severed.
What to do when your Steampod leaks?
When your Steampod straightener is leaking, so the problem may be with the tank or the pipes which are inside. In this case, it will be necessary to identify where the leak is coming from in order to be able to repair it. You will then need access inside the tank ou contact a professional repairer to repair the leak.
Fix the Steampod water leak yourself
Warning : If you are not competent for the manipulations, call on someone you know who has electrical clearances or on a professional because you risk damaging your appliance even more. If your straightener is still under warranty, contact the Rowenta after-sales service (Manufacturer) because you will get it repaired free of charge. Note that disassembling your hair straightener may void your warranty rights.
If the water leak on your Steampod comes from the water tank because the glass is pierced or cracked, you will have no choice but to replace it in its entirety. You can then most certainly find it and order it in spare parts on an online merchant site.
Note that in most cases, the leak problem on a Steampod comes from the internal pipes. If you find that water escapes from the end of the connecting cord (Steampod 1.0 and 2.0), orone side of the Steampod 3.0, then the problem most certainly comes from one of these pipes. One of them can be disconnected ou perforated. In this case, you will need to put it back in place or replace it for the leak in your Steampod to be repaired. Here then is the procedure to be continued :
- Unplug the device from the power supply
- Open the water tank by removing the 4 screws on the back
- Observe if you see one of the two water pipes disconnected (white flexible PVC pipe). If this is the case, you will have to put it back in its tip. The pipes snap together. Just insert it into the reservoir pump nozzle. Then push it in until you hear a click or it is secure.
If you feel like you want to take the pipes are not disconnected, they may be cut or cracked. In this case, observe carefully if you notice a leak. You may need to remove the pump to see the part of the pipe that runs underneath. To do this, you only have to remove the 4 screws that hold the pump, then lift it. If you notice any damage to the pipe, it will be necessary to replace. To do this, go to online sites or to a DIY store with the part in hand to have the exact model of pipe you need.
Note that it is not always easy to find one, which is why you can otherwise order the water tank as a spare part as a whole. You will then need to open the new tank, then remove its pump or pipes to insert them on your current tank.
Contact a professional
If you do not feel able to carry out the manipulations, if you cannot find the corresponding spare part or if you cannot identify why your Steampod is leaking, then all you have to do is contact a professional.
If your Steampod still has the right to guarantee, contact the Rowenta after-sales service. You will then get a free replacement or repair of your hair straightener.
If your straightener is no longer eligible for warranty, then contact a Rowenta authorized repair center or an independent professional repairer. The advantage of repair centers approved by the manufacturer is that they are much more likely to have the necessary spare parts, or at least, to have them quickly on order. Do not forget to contact them beforehand to be sure that they have the spare parts and the time necessary for the repair. And do not forget to ask for an estimate of the price of the repair!