Question about Euro-Pro Steam Generator EP8001 Iron
The rocker switch for steam is broken on our model 8015 Steam Generator Iron. Is there any way to get a replacement rocker switch (finding Euro-Pro for support is apparently nearly impossible), and to get the screw driver bit that removes the unusual 6 sided screw with a center post that is holding everything together?
I was also able to repair this, by replacing the switch, which showed evidence of overheating and therefore I figured was burnt out inside.
Links to the switch and screwdriver I bought are below. I also used some disconnect terminals purchased at my local hardware store, only because the terminals inside the iron were damaged (hence the non-working switch).
The polarity of the switch wasn't totally clear, but it was fairly forgiving to my trial and error. The bronze colored tab is the ground, which if you trace the wiring in the iron backwards, corresponds to the green wire coming in. I believe that the middle tab is the "accessory," which connects to the terminal block mounted to the iron's water tank. The last tab is the "power," which connects via all the wiring to the black wire coming into the iron. Just trace it back and it will make sense. If for some reason it doesn't work (on my first try the switch was always on), just reverse the wires that are plugged into the middle tab and the side tab which is not bronze tabs. I recommend getting all that sorted before you snap the switch into the housing.
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Posted on Dec 11, 2014
I was able to repair the switch.
I unlatched the "ears" on the portion w/ 3 prongs.
A small spring holds a piece of metal that the rocker switch toggles. My problem was this metal piece was bent just enough so it failed to make reliable contact. Adjusting it's bend just a fraction of a hair was all it took.
This wasn't the hardest thing to fix, but that spring wasn't so easy to get back in the correct position. I'm now using a switched outlet vs. the unit's switch.
Posted on Jun 05, 2012
The screws holding the unit together are T-20 TORX screws; the center post makes them anti-tamper TORX screws. These screws are used in applications in which the manufacturer does not want the average consumer to attempt repairs. Please don't take this wrong, but if you have to ask about the "unusual 6-sided screw", then you shouldn't be opening the unit.
Unfortunately, when the heating element rocker switch gives out (3-4 years), it is usually about time to overhaul the entire iron (both the tank portion as well as the iron portion). Other things that can cause problems are the thermostat and the pressure actuator.
Contact A2A Consulting at 1-888-830-3563; they can probably fix the unit for you.
Posted on Feb 03, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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ensure your iron steam button is not set into perminent steam function. leaving the iron with the point of the iron pointing upwards should reduce steam to the handle. also the iron may need to be descaled to ensure any steam switch funtion is not stuck in an on position.
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