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Euro-Pro Shark GI468 Iron shut off while I was using it - Now it won't turn on - Is this repairable and if so, how?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: Shark Euro Pro Iron turns

I was having the exact same problem. It happened infrequently, then over time it got worse. I would jiggle the cable to get it to turn back on again, and that worked for about six months. Eventually the iron was unusable, I had to hold the cable in one spot and it would go on for about 30 seconds, then die out.
I decided to go on a little adventure inside the iron to see what the problem was. I was convinced the cable was frayed on the inside from rotating so much. After unscrewing the bottom, I found there was plenty of rust inside the iron, which had gotten all over the contact points from the AC cable from the wall connects to the heating element. If I moved the cable back and forth, I could hear it sparking and get a good connection.
It doesn't appear that the rust was from water leakage inside the iron, but rather steam produced while ironing. After cutting the wires and soldering the connection, the iron works fine again. It took about 1/2 hour to do from start to finish.
I would recommend getting a different brand, it only took mine a year from purchase date to fail.

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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SOURCE: Stopped producing steam

Iron not heating up sufficiently to produce steam. Threw it out!

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Shark Euro-Pro G1490

Our G1490 quit after one year. Just won't come on. Period. I can't get it to open after removing the back screws either.

Posted on Apr 26, 2008

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SOURCE: shark euro-pro iron cord replacement model 4750

six screws on bottom plate two hidden under rubber feet on bottom under lower screw holes

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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SOURCE: shark euro pro x

We fixed ours today. Take the iron plate off (bottom of the iron shaped like a triangle). You are looking for a thermal fuse (or thermal-protector fuse) pictured here for less than $2 at Radio Shack( You will need needlenose pliers to gently remove the old fuse and the wire cutters to trim the long wires to the same length as the old fuse (less than 1/2"). Also, since the old fuse was 240 C and we only could find a 228 C replacement - we cannot use the iron at the same high temp. So we limited the dial by marking out a portion of the dial. The iron stopped working after I kept the iron on high for an extended period of time. My electrician husband explained that I over heated the iron - breaking the fuse. Not time I'll turn the iron off or down when I'm not using it. This was so easy, I'm going to check out our other broken irons.

Posted on Dec 30, 2009

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