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Iron works for a little then electricity trips. why would this happen

The iron seams to work for about 20 minutes...then it trips the electricity. Have tried changing fuse but still same thing happens.

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You have a faulty and possibly a dangerous appliance. It could be a faulty/worn electrical cord. i suggest you get it checked out or throw it out and buy a new iron.

Posted on Dec 12, 2012

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    janeg880 Dec 12, 2012

    This is a brand new appliance....unfortunately thrown receipt and packaging.

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I would almost definitely say yes. Have a friend or family member bring their iron over and try it. I can think of no other reason why it would trip a breaker. Let me know what happens.

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It could be your iron drawing too much current but it sounds more likely that you have a weak circuit breaker on that circuit. You might try the iron on a different house circuit to confirm if its actually the iron or the house breaker giving you problems.

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Does the owner's manual specify? It should. Usually those stands just give you a place to put the iron out of the way so you don't have to lay it flat on the ironing board while it's hot.

Posted on Jan 29, 2010

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Check the cord feed onthe part when it comes to the iron sometimes there got cable broken on the inside

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This should give you a basic troubleshooting guide for home electric irons and steam irons. As you can see, there are not many parts that can fail and troubleshooting the few parts that can fail, is relatively simple with a basic electric meter.

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"If you go to use your Electric Iron and it does not work you may be wondering what could have gone wrong. Actually there are only a few things that can go wrong with this handy little appliance.

The first thing to check is to make sure that you actually have electric power getting to the steam iron. Many times the problem is simply caused by a tripped circuit breaker, a faulty outlet, a worn or broken plug on the end of the cord, or in some cases, a fuse that is in the plug. Another common problem is for the cord of the clothing iron to break at the point where it enters the handle of the iron. By checking that you have power actually getting to the internal parts of the electric iron, you eliminate one set of common problems.

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