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You mean a circuit breaker in the breaker box?
Breakers for outlets are normally rated at 15 or 20 amps depending on the size of the wire. Depending upon what else is plugged in you could be exceeding the max, the iron could be bad the breaker bad or the outlet. Read what number is on the breaker. Try plugging a lamp in that outlet.
Inspect the cord on the iron for broken insulation. Now try plugging the iron into a plug in a different room. Does it work there? If if flips a new breaker its probably bad.
If it works in another room, what else is using electricity in the original room? You can tell by flipping it back off and check what's not working. Space heater? coffee pot, fridge, water heater, hair dryer, toaster, vacuum, dishwasher? These are all big users of AMPS and by adding the iron you may have exceeded the load for the wire. You will have to not use the iron and the other item at the same time.
If it always worked there before, have you added something new?

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Dead short internally or bad wiring in the cord
cord can be replaced by electrician but otherwise junk it and get a new one

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My Iron keeps tripping the fuse in main power box what is causing this it doesn't happen with any other appliances?


Tripping the breaker or fuse as you call it is caused by excessive current draw. These are safety devices that are meant to protect from electrical overloads and fires. More than likely your iron has a failing heating element and should be replaced. If it is a steam iron it is also possible that it has developed an internal water leak causing a short. Continued use is unwise and a potential safety hazard.

Feb 19, 2015 | Irons

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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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Iron not working no power nolights


check the circuit breaker in the main fuse box in case a breaker has tripped.
check the fuse in the power plug, if it is no good replace it.
Try the iron in another socket /outlet in case the one you are using is faulty.

Jan 23, 2013 | Black & Decker D6000 Iron

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


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.

Dec 12, 2012 | Irons

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My tefal iron tripps out fuse whenever i turn it on


check the wires that lead from wall socket to your iron it might have opened and twisted which could have created short curcuit

Aug 30, 2012 | Tefal Irons

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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.



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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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Steam iron trips the main fuse


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.

Sep 07, 2009 | Philips HI-296 Iron

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2 yr old Tefal Pro Express Steam generator Iron Trips Fuses


hello does all the electric go off in your home if so theres a bad earth on the iron or the iron element is shorting out also make sure theres no water getting into the iron good luck

shaun

Mar 20, 2009 | Tefal UltraGlide plus 1656 Iron

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General electric light 'n' easy iron tripping safety switch


it is shorting out and tripping the breaker either from moisture or problem insulation
the cost to repair is more than a new iron so junk it and be safe

Jul 12, 2017 | Irons

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Iron causing electrical fuse to trip


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.

Jan 26, 2009 | Tefal UltraGlide plus 1656 Iron

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