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You have a short in electric cord. If you choose to replace cord be sure to replace the entire cord. Do not attempt to repair a damaged cord as this may present a fire hazard.

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I need to repair a damaged fabric cover on my euro pro steam iron. the fabric cord cover is frayed and the rubber steam cord gets extremely hot where the fabric is frayed.


You will need to obtain a completely new power cord kit from the manufacturer. If you are not familiar with doing electrical repairs, you may want to have a technician do it. Insulation on the power cord is important for several reasons; especially a method to keep you safe from a fire, electrical burn, shock, etc.

Jan 14, 2018 | Irons

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Electric Iron not Heating Up or not Working Right


If you go to use your Electric Iron and it does not work you may be wondering what could have gone wrong. Actually there are only a few things that can go wrong with this handy little appliance.

The first thing to check is to make sure that you actually have electric power getting to the steam iron. Many times the problem is simply caused by a tripped circuit breaker, a faulty outlet, a worn or broken plug on the end of the cord, or in some cases, a fuse that is in the plug. Another common problem is for the cord of the clothing iron to break at the point where it enters the handle of the iron. By checking that you have power actually getting to the internal parts of the electric iron, you eliminate one set of common problems.

Next you need to check that the power is getting to the heating element. For the power to get to the heating elements of the iron it needs to go through the power switch and the thermostat. On some irons the power switch will be included in the iron thermostat and on others the on/off switch will be a separate switch. In either case you will need to make sure that there is continuity, or the ability for the power to flow through the switch and thermostat to get to the heating part of the iron. The thermostat is just an on/off switch that works on the temperature of the base of the iron. So whenever the iron is cold the thermostat should be closed, allowing the power to flow through it.

If the power can get to the heating element of the iron, then it should get hot. If it is not, then the heating part has failed. Sometimes, when this happens it will short out and cause the fuse to blow or the circuit breaker to trip. Many times though, the element will just simply burn out or break so that the circuit is open and the electricity cannot flow through to make the element produce heat.

If your iron is getting too hot or not hot enough then the problem will almost always be in the thermostat. Sometimes it may be a simple thermostat calibration problem, but it also can be that the thermostat simply will not work properly anymore.

This should give you a basic troubleshooting guide for home electric irons and steam irons. As you can see, there are not many parts that can fail and troubleshooting the few parts that can fail, is relatively simple with a basic electric meter.

on Jul 14, 2010 | Irons

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Iron works for a little then electricity trips. why would this happen


You have a faulty and possibly a dangerous appliance. It could be a faulty/worn electrical cord. i suggest you get it checked out or throw it out and buy a new iron.

Dec 12, 2012 | Irons

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I have a 4045 model iron, extremely happy with it. Recently, when I plug in the iron the light goes on but it does not heat up at all. Any way to fix it or is it busted. Suggestions would be appreciated.



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Heatman101 posted this on the site......

"If you go to use your Electric Iron and it does not work you may be wondering what could have gone wrong. Actually there are only a few things that can go wrong with this handy little appliance.

The first thing to check is to make sure that you actually have electric power getting to the steam iron. Many times the problem is simply caused by a tripped circuit breaker, a faulty outlet, a worn or broken plug on the end of the cord, or in some cases, a fuse that is in the plug. Another common problem is for the cord of the clothing iron to break at the point where it enters the handle of the iron. By checking that you have power actually getting to the internal parts of the electric iron, you eliminate one set of common problems.

Next you need to check that the power is getting to the heating element. For the power to get to the heating elements of the iron it needs to go through the power switch and the thermostat. On some irons the power switch will be included in the iron thermostat and on others the on/off switch will be a separate switch. In either case you will need to make sure that there is continuity, or the ability for the power to flow through the switch and thermostat to get to the heating part of the iron. The thermostat is just an on/off switch that works on the temperature of the base of the iron. So whenever the iron is cold the thermostat should be closed, allowing the power to flow through it.

If the power can get to the heating element of the iron, then it should get hot. If it is not, then the heating part has failed. Sometimes, when this happens it will short out and cause the fuse to blow or the circuit breaker to trip. Many times though, the element will just simply burn out or break so that the circuit is open and the electricity cannot flow through to make the element produce heat.

If your iron is getting too hot or not hot enough then the problem will almost always be in the thermostat. Sometimes it may be a simple thermostat calibration problem, but it also can be that the thermostat simply will not work properly anymore.

This should give you a basic troubleshooting guide for home electric irons and steam irons. As you can see, there are not many parts that can fail and troubleshooting the few parts that can fail, is relatively simple with a basic electric meter."

Sounds like either power isn't getting to the heating element, or the element is bad.

Good Luck

--HomeGrown

Dec 29, 2010 | Sunbeam Euro Press 4045 Iron

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I have to jiggle the cord for the iron to heat.


Hi,
The cord is broken right where it eters the iron...
Take it apart, mark the wires, cut the cord bach 6 inches and reattach it...
Electric Iron not Heating Up or not Working Right
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5300202-electric_iron_not_heating_up_or_not



heatman101

Aug 18, 2010 | Rowenta Irons

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My Rowenta iron will only heat when plugged into one specific outlet (other things work in the outlets that the iron "doesn't like"), and sometimes it will only heat if you giggle the cord around a bit in...


Hi,
Sounds like the plug and/or the cord are bad...

Here is a tip that will help you to troubleshoot your iron and figure out what is wrong with it.

Electric Iron not Heating Up or not Working Right
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5300202-electric_iron_not_heating_up_or_not

heatman101

Dec 05, 2009 | Rowenta Perfect Iron

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I've a ghd hair straighner and only heats up sometimes, what could be the problem? thanks


The power cord may be bad. When it does work, if the plug end or the wire at the straightener end gets hot, the cord needs replacing.

Sep 16, 2009 | Irons

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My iron has a mind of it's own! It will heat for


Hi,
You need to replace the cord...


Here is a tip that will help you to troubleshoot your iron and figure out what is wrong with it.

Electric Iron not Heating Up or not Working Right
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5300202-electric_iron_not_heating_up_or_not

heatman101

Aug 29, 2009 | Rowenta Professional DX8900 Iron

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The electrical cord is seperating from the base of the iron and exposing the cord. The plastic covering is in parts. Can this be repaired?


You can repair this yourself but you will have to take the handle apart to access the power cord inside the handle. Just pull the cord inside and wrap with electrical tape to hold in place. Hope this helps

Jul 31, 2009 | Rowenta Irons

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Broken electrical cord


if the wires aren't bare, wrap them in electrical tape. PLEASE RATE MY ANSWER.

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