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Shark Euro-Pro G1490

The iron was working then shut off like it sat idle for a while but I was still using it. The button to increase temp back to "max" won't move past the On light now so I'm not sure what's wrong with it.

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  • Willieslc1 Feb 19, 2008

    G-1490, power indicater ligh on, no heat on any setting. I removed the four screws on the back plate but it won't come off. Are there screws under the two rubber bumpers?

  • Anonymous May 11, 2008

    cannot get my shark g1490 to go past the on button

  • kmilicia Jun 25, 2008

    In the middle of ironing the iron shuts off and will not turn back on.

  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    lost power

  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    Does the same thing. I pulled out the plug and then pushed it back in and it started again. Then unexpectedly shut off. Who repairs these????

  • lemoninMI Feb 09, 2009

    I have the same problem, it shuts off like it's sitting idle, and I have to unplug it and start over. I hate this iron, it's a lemon, would never buy another one !!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    WHile ironing on high heat, the iron turns itself off for no reason.
    I have to unplug it and then replug after 30 seconds to get it to high 
    heat again. Then it will AGAIN turn itself off in the midst of ironing.
    Most annoying.



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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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I took my euro steam iron model 4488 apart as it doesn't stay on. I have to mess with the revolving button on the back for it to get a connection with the little contacts that this switch seems to control. I took the one center screw off and at both ends at the bottom of the plastic backing I had to pry it gently away from where it clips in. I used a slender flat screwdriver or you can use a butter knife. Hope yours opens the same way.

Posted on May 23, 2008

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I have the same iron.When my iron shuts off automatically,I have to unplug it for about one minute, plug it back in and then I can change the heat settings to get it going again.

Posted on May 19, 2008

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