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No longer melts solder with tip....

After inital use, it no longer melts the solder with the tip of the iron. i have to use the side of the iron away from the tip to melt the solder. why is this happening?

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  • belt-cp08 Feb 16, 2009

    no one have any ideas???

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You have burned out residue on the tip. Clead it off with a damp cloth when the iron is hot. If this doesn't get it all, use steel wool. Immediately afterwards, get flux & solder onto the tip or it will get coated again.

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