The Black & Decker steamxpress 680, according to an advisory post, may have a faulty thermal fuse (the iron is on and off in spurts, mostly off, with the on/off light eventually not illuminating at all). How to open the iron is not apparent to me. Thanks for the help.
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You need to check the following for circuit contintinuity:-
The plug and wall socket
The leads, both the live and the neutral
The temperature selector (Thermostat)
The thermal fuses
To do this testing you will have to strip the iron and get to the wire ends, the thermal fuses and the element terminals. (My guess is that it is the thermal fuses. They are little metal tubes wires attached and are usually insulated in white fibre glass tubing and attached to the element plate).
For safety purposes, just about any electrical device that heats will have a thermal fuse built into them to prevent fires and these (ALL Chinese) are very poorly made and unreliable in operation.
The design temperature is only rarely the same as the actual temperature at which the devices go open and interrupt current.
Sometimes, the design temperature is printed on these fuses and they are available as replacement parts but are almost always welded in place and are not practically replaceable.
If someone bothers to open the iron, look for a metal tube ~ 3/4" long and 1/4" in diameter with one end wire obviously connected to the case of the fuse and the other centered in a glass seal.
I once had three identical coffee makers fail within a few days of being new and finally took a refund instead of trying a fourth one.
I work for Black & Decker. Any part that someone is telling you to purchase for that iron isn't from Black & Decker. Their irons are no designed to be repaired. If the iron is no longer heating, it needs to be replaced. Please call our customer service department at 800-231-9786 so that we may determine your warranty status.
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as i suspected , i looked at your user guide here , its like any other iron , when its standing upright , there is a hole sorta on the top pour water in there and a site glass in the handle area will show you how much is in there . hope that a fix ya .
If it was not giving you shocks before you relaced the thermal cutoff fuse open it back up and make sure none of the leads to the fuse are touching any part of the metal chassy as this would allow line current to pass to all the metal of the iron. If this is not the problem the heating element is defective and it is shunting line voltage to the irons surface. If this is the case you can either replace the heating element... Or wear a rubber glove,Just kidding. Hope this was helpful,
It must be disassembled. To do that you need special a screwdriver.When you have carefully disassembled it, all ruber seals and gaskets must be thoroughly cleaned from water salt deposits and refitted correctly because may be difficult to find spare parts for replacement.
i.e. If you have not the experience to carry out the repairment by yourself, it is better to think about buying a new one.
See "Note" at the site below. Good Luck !!
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