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Hair straightener not heating up

When connected to the mains supply, the power is there but its not heating up.

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It sounds to me like the thermal cutoff switch has blown. Straighteners havethese as a safety device similar to a fuse to protect against fire inthe event it gets too hot. These are not very costly to replace.Here is a link to where you can buy them and what they look like:

http://www.welco.com.cn/?gclid=CJiWv7TN2ZQCFQpzHgodl1LXQQ

Make sure you get one of the exact same cutoff point as the onedesigned for yours. If you put in a higher temp device it will beharder to blow but will make it dangerous as it may cause a fireif it over heats. Some shady repair men will just bypass this and it will work again fine but this is a dangerous practice as itdirectly puts you of danger. If you do have it repaired at a shopdemand for the old thermal cutoff from your unit when you drop it offso the tech will know you know what is wrong with it and that you willcheck to make sure that it has really been changed. This will also notgive him the chance to over charge you when he knows you know it isonly a 1 dollar part and easy to change.
This device is very easyto change, If you can open your unit you could easily do this yourself.The part, as you will see on the site where you buy them, only has 2wires one coming out of each end. You simply cut out the old 1 andreplace it with the new one. You do not even have to worry which endgoes where. It is like a fuse, it works the same either direction. Youhave to buy some wire crimp connector to connect it, you can not justsolder it in due to the heat in the iron. In a pinch you could justsecurely twist the ends of the leads with the leads from the old cutoffif you clip the leads from the old cutoff real close to the device.This will leave you with plenty of wire to get a good twist. I alwaysuse the crimp connectors so it looks more professional.
Anyway, Ihope you found this to be helpful and if you need more help feel freeto ask me. I will stay with you on this until we have it fixed.
George

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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