20 Most Recent Weller TC201T: Soldering Iron For Wtcpt, 42 Watt Questions & Answers

don't waste you time trying to fix it as the coil windings are shot
they are an induced heat system where an immovable object ( soldering tip ) is held in the magnetic field created by the coils which because it cannot move heats up

Weller TC201T: ... | Answered on Nov 12, 2015

Just press UP/DOWN at the same time quickly. If you hold them down you will get to the menu but just pressing them and releasing them will turn the station back on.

Weller TC201T: ... | Answered on Dec 07, 2012


Soldering 101

Most repair procedures on modern TVs require some kind of soldering. It is not a process which you can learn without spending some time getting the proper equipment and practicing until you can make a good solder joint in your sleep.<br /> <br /> First you need to understand that recently, within the last 5 years, the type of solder has been changed. Originally solder contained lead which can be dangerous, although I would wager that no one licks circuit boards! In order to make solder environmentally friendly more antimony has been added. This means that solder melts at a higher tempreture and does not adhere near as well. Flow is also compromised. Most solder joints now look like what we called cold solder joints in the past.<br /> <br /> To be able to solder correctly you will need a good iron or better yet a soldering station. You will also need to purchase some lead based solder and some solder with no lead. This is because you do not know at this point what circuit you will be working on.<br /> <br /> There are many vendors out there selling soldering equipment. <a href="http://www.mcminc.com">http://www.mcminc.com</a> <a href="http://www.encompass.com">http://www.encompass.com</a> <a href="http://www.digikey.com">http://www.digikey.com</a> just to mention a few. <br /> <br /> The most versatile station would be a unit with an adjustable tempreture range. Then you can solder with lead based or non-lead solder. Lead based solder flows at about 750 degrees farenheith. The newer non-lead based solder flows at about 950 degrees farenheith. This means that you have to be extremely careful not to overheat components.<br /> <br /> If you cannot afford a variable tempreture unit you should probably purchase several pencil gun units. I would recommend getting a 25 watt, 35 watt and a 50 watt unit. Also get a good solder ****** and some solder wick. Do not get the cheap wick as it does not work after it corrodes due to the oxygen in the air. You will need the solder wick to remove any bad parts. <br /> <br /> When you are ready to solder let the iron or station heat up to the correct operating tempreture. Trying to solder too soon will give bad results. When the unit is hot and ready to go, place the tip (which should be conical) on the part to be soldered. Do not hurry it. Let it melt the solder and wait to see it flow before adding solder wick or removing the part.<br /> <br /> Reverse the procedure when soldering in a part. Do not have the iron in contact with the part any more than necessary as you may overheat the unti and damage it.<br /> <br /> If you follow these instructions you should be able to solder any board, part or device which needs it.<br /> <br /> Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating.<br /> <br /> hardrocko

on Apr 30, 2011 | Weller TC201T: Soldering Iron For...

Wiring is easy... look at the parts blowup here. It appears that two of the wires from the cord use wire nuts to attache to the elelment and switch.


Weller TC201T: ... | Answered on Jan 19, 2010

That would be correct.

Weller TC201T: ... | Answered on Nov 04, 2009

Bill, i would use a connector with the correct number of ends made for a radio. you could probally find them at radio shack. be sure to connect the right wire to the right pin on each. you would need male and female. then the next question is yes four screws under the rubber feet

Weller TC201T: ... | Answered on Jul 07, 2009

black goes to gold white to silver well guess you know where green goes now

Weller TC201T: ... | Answered on Jul 07, 2009

Request the parts list from Weller.

Weller Welding... | Answered on Sep 13, 2019

Hi, I'm not sure the tip is defective. Check that the tip is screwed in tight. If it is not good and tight the tip will not get a good heat transfer from the solder wand. Hope this helps. If the wand will heat then the tip should.

Weller Welding... | Answered on Jun 28, 2019

Sounds like main transformer is bad or bad connection. Unplug it and take it apart and check for loose connections. Good luck.

Weller Welding... | Answered on Jun 16, 2019

Try cleaning the tip contacts, where the tip screws onto the gun. They get tarnished and go high resistance.

Weller Welding... | Answered on Aug 21, 2018

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