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I noticed the same problem my friend. The problem with mine was that the wire was having some kind of partial contact at the end inside the iron. The wire was twisted and tangled. I will advice You to
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  2. Then You force up the control of the iron,
  3. You will see 2 screws side by side, unscrew them open to release the lower part of the iron,
  4. Tail the wire to part that it is connected to in the iron,
  5. Then you unscrew the screws that hold the wire and disconnect it from the iron, then you Cut the rough edge of the wire or you can replace the wire completely,
  6. Reverse the process to reassemble the iron back together.
Also another cause might be that the connection to the power socket is loose and disconnects itself while you are ironing. In that case, it is the socket you are to replace.
Some irons are also made that way, that once it gets too hot and is not being controlled, the power will cut off its power supply by itself.
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