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When removing and replacing eletronic parts,always make sure the device is not pluged in the wall outlet,unplug it .then useing a desoldering iron or solder sucker,suck the solder off after it is melted,next, take what they call a wire wick and hold it where you just desolderd and let it remove any exess solder so this cleans the area,you might stick the tip of the iron in the hole after the part is removed to open the hole up careful not to break the board ..always put the part in the same way you removed it ,it will show you on the board and part.. such as + - or arrows , then use a good rosin core solder 60% tin 40% lead...it makes a good contact..

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Won't. Iron won't turn on when plugged in


Is the wall outlet breaker tripped? Try plugin a light into the outlet to make sure power is there. If outlet OK, try another known good cord going to the iron. If it still won't go one problem is with the internal parts of the iron.

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plug gets hot on my vintage sunbeam CG waffle maker


You can replace the power cord on these models easy enough, as the cord is actually attached to a small black, plastic box that can be opened to replace the cord. You can find cords at home improvement or hardware stores. Before going this route, make sure the wall outlet you are plugging the waffle iron into, is properly grounded. You can check this by using a small outlet testing tool that lights up green or orange if installed properly or improperly. It also checks for reverse polarity, in addition to bad ground.

Jan 13, 2013 | Sunbeam Cg-1 Vtg Waffle Maker Iron...

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i have a kalorik heart shaped waffle maker and on the first use, after the first waffle, the waffle iron stopped working. i was wondering if there was something i could do to reset it or if i should just return it.


Check the outlet that it was plugged into. If you used it in a kitchen it may have been plugged into a GFI outlet (Ground Fault Interrupter). If the safety device in the outlet failed, or there was more than one heating type appliance used on the outlet or a standard wall outlet. Then you may have simply triggered the circuit breaker that addresses this device. For example, If you had the coffee maker on, or the toaster, or the microwave oven on. Using an additional appliance would pop the breaker.
Here are the possible solutions. TRY your waffle maker in another outlet. If it was plugged into a GFI wall outlet, then find the "reset button" on the outlet and push it. If it clicks, it means that it had tripped. NOW HERE IS AN IMPORTANT POINT TO FOLLOW. If you reset the GFI and plug in the Waffle Maker, then turn it on and the outlet pops off. there is a wiring defect in the waffle Iron.
If you don't have a GFI and you plug the waffle iron into a standard outlet and turn it on and it trips the breaker, then same thing. A defect in the Waffle Iron. Now if you plug the waffle iron into a good circuit and it works again. Then it was a matter of the outlet being overloaded by too many small appliances.
Very common problem. Not serious. Just reset the breaker. Or if it's a fuse, replace it.
Hope this helps,
Best, Mark

Dec 30, 2010 | Maverick WM-01 Round Heart-Shaped Waffle...

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Locks frequently and restarts sometimes all by itself. Parts of the screen regularly skews in triangular shapes.


  • Verify that the power outlet you're using is good and your power cable is firmly connected to the wall outlet-if using a surge protector, be sure that it's firmly plugged into the wall outlet. Also, try temporarily plugging directly into the wall outlet to eliminate any issue with the surge protector; plug a different electronic device into the same wall socket to make sure the socket works, and also try the iMac's power cable in a different wall outlet.
  • Make sure the computer's power cable is firmly connected to the computer.
  • If any external devices are connected to your iMac, disconnect them and try to turn the computer on again. If the iMac will power up when those devices are removed, but not when they are connected, contact the manufacturer of those devices for assistance.
  • Try resetting the iMac's SMC
  • Remove and reinstall the SO-DIMM memory modules, located in the bottom of the computer.
  • Resetting the SMC for Mac Pro, Intel-based iMac, Intel-based Mac mini, or Intel-based Xserve

    1. Shut down the computer.
    2. Unplug the computer's power cord.
    3. Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
    4. Release the power button.
    5. Attach the computers power cable.
    6. Press the power button to turn on the computer.

Nov 12, 2010 | Apple 2.16GHz iMac Intel Core 2 Duo...

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when i turn the television on the green light goes off after a few seconds


Your television is protecting itself from further damage and that is why the television is shutting itself down. When you remove the back panel of the television with the power supply unplugged from the wall, you will see a black box which looks like a distributor on the board. You will need to remove that board and look underneath at the soldered connection points of the transformer. RCA went to a lead free solder and the solder is known to crack. desolder and re solder the transformer using either desoldering braid or a desoldering iron and resoldering using silver solder and a pencil soldering iron no bigger than 35watts. After you do that check the 3 fuses next to the transformer using a multimeter. You have a blown fuse. Order the fuse from Partstore.com and replace it.

Mar 11, 2010 | RCA HD52W59 HDTV Projection Television

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