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My soldering iron is new. It first seem to get extremely hot and then the last time I used it. I would not heat at the tip. I just started doing stained glass. Where can I send it to be repaired. The iron cost me almost $100.00 I sent it to the address on the paperwork but it was returned that the mailbox had closed. Thank you

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Take it back to the dealer who sold the iron to you. If the normal channels did not work, let him sort it out.

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If you do this last step. It is critical you Re-tin the tip.
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    Tinning tips

    Flux the tip, heat the iron, apply solder all over the tip and wipe, while hot, the solder off with fine steel wool.

    If the solder is flux core, no need for additional flux

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