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CHI Flat Iron GF-1001

Cause use of wrong voltage (220V instead 120V)Devise stop working.
Took it apart and there is one burned element on electronic plate
That element located next to HT-1and COM-1 contacts and has two legs soldered to plate , and there is a marking right next to it says TNR
Please tell me what is that element is so I can re solder one to fix it.
Really need it done for my wife birthday.
Thank you very much.

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  • rollright200 Nov 30, 2008

    I have a Chi GF-1001 flat iron also.. The problem is that it is getting power when it is tilted a certain way/ or I push arounf the pwer cord. I've ohmed everything up to the power connecting board and it is ok. I've noticed some burn marks around the switch. I'm still trying to figure out what is causing my intermittent power on/off situation..

  • akhargrove Dec 30, 2008

    I plugged mine in a converted in Europe and Farouk wont fix it...:(

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    I drop my chi and now it will not work. I have taken the chi apart and check voltage at the circuit board and have voltage there. i wonder if it is the fuse or ceramic element causing the problem. anyone have the same problem and how can i fix it.

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    CHI Flat Iron GF-1001

    Blew the capcitor on the underside of the board. looking for the size of this capacitor (120V lead power end of the board).

    Thanks in advance

  • ohbilly Apr 06, 2009

    CHI Flat Iron GF-1001

    Blew the cap on the underside of the control board. Please indicate to me the size of this capacitor (pF/ Voltage). Thanks in advance.

  • dfeijoo Apr 09, 2009

    Does anyone know the specifications of the capacitor???


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Hello alexkuzin, searching for tech info of the Farouk CHI GF-1001 flat iron is slim to none. The HT-1
is the high side of the 120v and COM-1 is neutral. The TNR will be the thermal resistor for temp regulation. If your 'burned element' is broken anywhere but at the terminal "sorry charlie" you are SOL. The TNR is in series with the heating element and if this is 'burned element" finding a replacement will be difficult. Contact your local appliance/electronics parts store. Oh,how did you insert a 120v plug in to a 220v outlet?

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