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I have a Steam Glide 2200 which has suddenly stopped working. It ran out of water, I re-filled it and the iron will not heat up. The base lights all seem to be working but the Iron itself does not even light up. Do you have any suggestions please. Thanks Chris

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  • chrissie111 May 24, 2011

    It was refilled immediately as it always is. You cannot operate the iron without water

    as it emits a warning. I am pretty sure this is not the problem.

    any more suggestions?

    Kind regards


  • chrissie111 May 24, 2011

    How do i dismantle the unit to check please.



  • chrissie111 May 27, 2011

    I will have a look at this tomorrow (sat) when i get home and let you know.
    Kind regards

  • chrissie111 May 28, 2011

    I took the iron apart but couldn't find the fault.. I have taken it to the repair shop and the problem is the thermal fuse has blown. I have left it with them to repair.
    Kind regards

  • chrissie111 May 28, 2011

    I took the iron apart as you suggested but could not find the fault. I have had to take it to the repair shop. It is a thermal fuse which has blown.


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When it lost the water the heating resistance overheated and burned. When that happened the electrical circuit inside the entire iron went out - this is why the unit lights don't come on.
To fix it you should replace the soleplate of the iron, the one that has the resistance embedded in it. But i don't think this is a cost-wise option: the part and the necessary labor would cost more than a new unit.

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  • Azrael SRL May 24, 2011

    The iron has a very simple construction it's composed of just 3 electrical elements: power cord (not it, you still get some lights on the base), a simple control board with a thermostat (it might be broken but i doubt it - it's very reliable) and a resistance. As you can see the most likely part to have failed is the resistance. That's easy to check: you just dismantle the unit and you measure the resistance with an ohmmeter - all beyond 100 ohms and the resistance is defective.

  • Azrael SRL May 24, 2011

    2 screws to remove the back platter (some gentle prying will be needed), followed by 2 bolts that secure the soleplate to the body then the body unclips to give you access to the plate - be careful here as to not rip apart the electrical connectors or break the fitting clips on the body.

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  • Azrael SRL May 28, 2011

    That fuse blows only when there's a fault - either the soleplate overheated or there has been a short. Ask them to find what happened.


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