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I plug the iron to electricity it won't get hot

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Philips GC 2510 won't light up or heat up


If the iron doesn't heat, make sure power is on to the outlet,,test the outlet with desk lamp for to see if working. check the electrical cord, and check the thermostat + fuse inside replace if necessary.
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Jan 25, 2013 | Philips GC 2510 Iron

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Electric Iron not Heating Up or not Working Right


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.

Next you need to check that the power is getting to the heating element. For the power to get to the heating elements of the iron it needs to go through the power switch and the thermostat. On some irons the power switch will be included in the iron thermostat and on others the on/off switch will be a separate switch. In either case you will need to make sure that there is continuity, or the ability for the power to flow through the switch and thermostat to get to the heating part of the iron. The thermostat is just an on/off switch that works on the temperature of the base of the iron. So whenever the iron is cold the thermostat should be closed, allowing the power to flow through it.

If the power can get to the heating element of the iron, then it should get hot. If it is not, then the heating part has failed. Sometimes, when this happens it will short out and cause the fuse to blow or the circuit breaker to trip. Many times though, the element will just simply burn out or break so that the circuit is open and the electricity cannot flow through to make the element produce heat.

If your iron is getting too hot or not hot enough then the problem will almost always be in the thermostat. Sometimes it may be a simple thermostat calibration problem, but it also can be that the thermostat simply will not work properly anymore.

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.

on Jul 14, 2010 | Irons

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Does not heat up


Visual Check:
1. Do you smell burned electrical wire? If none,
2. Check the cord for damage, and the outlet for electricity ((plug in another device and see if it turns on)). If none,
3. Does the water reservoir or iron face have visible mineral deposits (i.e. need cleaning)?

Possible solutions:

1. On COLD, UNPLUGGED iron, clean working surface with non-abrasive cloth.

2. Try Vinegar & Water cleaning to remove mineral deposits (if warranty allows):

Mix equal parts water and white vinegar (abt. 1/3 cup each).

Pour into water reservoir.
Turn on the iron with steam option.
Allow to work, upright, for 2-3 minutes.
Turn all controls to low before unplugging.
Drain into sink ...carefully, it may be hot!
Flush with plain water.
Reheat iron and test on scrap cloth to clear any residue.

BE SAFE and work carefully. If iron still does not heat after thorough inspection and cleaning, the unit may need a qualified technician.

Dec 29, 2012 | Bosch Irons

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Iron doesnot get hot onlyplatform


Try to open the electric iron and locate the thermostat . Secure the electric iron against any metal object that may cause electric shock or short circuit and plug it to a power source. Slowly adjust the temperature and using an electric tester check the power before the thermostat and after the thermostat. If there is a power before the thermostat and has no power after the thermostat then your problem is the thermostat replace it with a new one.

Jul 14, 2011 | Euro-Pro Irons

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My iron won't heat. it has electricity but won't heat


Hi,

Here is a tip that I wrote about Electric Irons and why they do not heat....

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Jun 25, 2011 | Rowenta DE-480 Iron

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The red light is on ,but the iron don't get hot


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Here is a tip that I wrote about Electric Irons and why they do not heat....

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Mar 23, 2011 | Panasonic NI-R73NR Iron

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I have a 4045 model iron, extremely happy with it. Recently, when I plug in the iron the light goes on but it does not heat up at all. Any way to fix it or is it busted. Suggestions would be appreciated.



Hi,

Heatman101 posted this on the site......

"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.

Next you need to check that the power is getting to the heating element. For the power to get to the heating elements of the iron it needs to go through the power switch and the thermostat. On some irons the power switch will be included in the iron thermostat and on others the on/off switch will be a separate switch. In either case you will need to make sure that there is continuity, or the ability for the power to flow through the switch and thermostat to get to the heating part of the iron. The thermostat is just an on/off switch that works on the temperature of the base of the iron. So whenever the iron is cold the thermostat should be closed, allowing the power to flow through it.

If the power can get to the heating element of the iron, then it should get hot. If it is not, then the heating part has failed. Sometimes, when this happens it will short out and cause the fuse to blow or the circuit breaker to trip. Many times though, the element will just simply burn out or break so that the circuit is open and the electricity cannot flow through to make the element produce heat.

If your iron is getting too hot or not hot enough then the problem will almost always be in the thermostat. Sometimes it may be a simple thermostat calibration problem, but it also can be that the thermostat simply will not work properly anymore.

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."

Sounds like either power isn't getting to the heating element, or the element is bad.

Good Luck

--HomeGrown

Dec 29, 2010 | Sunbeam Euro Press 4045 Iron

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MY Rowenta Superpress 050 iron is not getting hot. Thank you.


The first thing to check is the electric socket outlet the iron is plugged in to.
Plug something in that you know is working o/k ,this will prove whether it is the socket or the iron.
If the socket is o/k then the next thing to check is the plug on the iron.
Undo the plug if it has a removeable cover, and check that the connections are good, and check the fuse if it has one, if you are not sure about the fuse, then change it for one that you know is o/k.
If it is a sealed plug then check the electric cord is not chafed or broken near the plug.

Check the cord at the point where it goes into the iron also.

If you are satisfied that all is o/k then the fault is in the iron.
I do recommend that you proceed no furher, unless you are fully competent with electrics, and know what you are doing.
If you are satisfied that it is faulty.It is usually cheaper to buy a new iron, rather than trying to repair it.
Hope my comments are of help to you.
Cheers.
Barkencoa.

Dec 01, 2009 | Rowenta Irons

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My iron turns off when its hot


Hi,
Thermostat bad...

Here is a tip that will help you to troubleshoot your iron and figure out what is wrong with it.

Electric Iron not Heating Up or not Working Right
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5300202-electric_iron_not_heating_up_or_not

heatman101

Oct 09, 2009 | Euro-Pro Shark GI490 Iron

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Euro-Pro Steam Generator G6200H iron


Hi,

Here is a tip that will help you to troubleshoot your iron and figure out what is wrong with it.

Electric Iron not Heating Up or not Working Right
http://www.fixya.com/support/r5300202-electric_iron_not_heating_up_or_not

heatman101

May 18, 2008 | Euro-Pro Steam Generator EP8001 Iron

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