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Shark steam iron

Model g1405z,,,120V-60Hz,,,,,1600 watts
This is the fourth Shark iron i have own,,,,and have had the same problem with all four,,,,

They short out at the cord inside of the swivel,,,,,This iron however sparked and burned,,,,,

I take in ironing,,,,so want a profesional iiron,,,,But there has to be a way almainate this problem,,,,

please respond, asap,,,,,,autumnroads@suddenlink.net

thank you,

Janet L. Broussard

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  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2009

    The same thing happened to me, i dropped my iron and before it hit the floor i caught it by the cord, it started smoking and smelled like an electrical fire so i assume it shorted out.. i just wanted to make sure the company was aware of the problem but when i tried the SharkCo.com website I found that it is no longer available. back to Sunbeam for me

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I always purchase your Product and Irons. I like your product very much. so please provide me with address to sent this Iron back for repair. It has always made the lights in the room whenever I Iron go on and off. Also shuts off and on during ironing, then and water leaks from the iron. " Please Help"


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  • PapaRG May 28, 2011

    My wife has the Shark X-tended Steam Burst Iron with the same shorting out in the power cord. A very easy repair of about 30 minutes.
    Remove the 4 screws in the back cover plate.
    Pry out the 2 rubber coated resting pads on the bottom of the cover plate to expose 2 additional screws.
    The cover plate will lift off exposing the wiring and power cord
    Remove 2 screws that attach the brace that pinches the cord to the iron frame.
    Remove 2 screws that connect the power cord. (note which wire, ribbed or smooth, is attached to which screw.
    Cut the power cord just above where the brace pinches the cord.
    Crimp a connector to each wire and attach the power cord as it was before.
    Attach the brace which supports the chord and then attach the 6 back cover plate screws.
    Insert the resting pads back into the cover plate.
    Your shorted out power cord should now be fixed and you just saved yourself $50 or $75 bucks.

  • C M Mallard Apr 01, 2013

    What did you use to remove the screws from the back cover plate?

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