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Shark Euro Pro Iron turns of while ironing - Euro-Pro Shark GI490 Iron

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  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    Mine shuts off while I'm ironing too. I wish I could figure out how to fix this, it is very annoying. It comes on, after a little while the light turns orange, then it turns red, then it turns off.

  • Anonymous Jul 14, 2008

    For several months, I have been having trouble with your g1490 in that it

    turns off while I am ironing. Sometimes it's when it is upright and some

    times it turns off when it is lying flat. It must have a problem with the

    sensor, but don't think its anything I can repair. After years of buying

    cheap irons, I finally bought your iron which was quite costly. At first

    I loved it, really enjoyed ironing,but now I have this problem and it's

    VERY FRUSTRATING!!! Please advise. Mrs. Kravitz

  • revwindypric Jul 18, 2008

    I have purchased two of the G1490 model. The problem was that it turns off constantly during my ironing. I thought it was a malfunction with the first iron I brought; therefore, I purchased another, only to have the same problem. This is very disappointing seeing that when it is on, the ironing is wonderful. I have purchased many of your products that served their purpose, but this product is a dissapointment. Please respond as to why this iron is doing this!!!

  • Anonymous Feb 11, 2009

    I have the same problem with the iron cutting off constantly. We lost the book to it so we can't read how to solve the problem. Irons have been around a long time and have not been that difficult to use in the past. I'm disappointed in the iron considering the high ratings it has had.

  • Anonymous Feb 28, 2009

    iron turns off and takes a while to start again.

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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.

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What makes the water spit out of the iron and make my clothes wet

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