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Steamfast 680 Steam Press won't heat
FYI: Steampress 680. I have owned this Steam Press for almost ten years. I had one side would not heat up. I took the machine apart and discovered it was a corroded and rusted connector. I took the wiring (cleaned it up) and soldered to a new connector. Then put it back together. To remove the top portion of the steam press, first remove the six small screws around the teflon side of the press. Then remove the gray plastic screws on the arm hinge. Next remove to the two small screws next to the the silver knobs of what "locks" the unit in the carry position. Then with a screwdriver, pop the black plastic cover off. You will need to be careful and "push in" and lift around the silver lock nubs and then the top cover is removed. With a 10mm rachet, remove the two lock nuts and the washers. Be careful to leave the springs in place. This will allow the heating element to drop down and then you can see if a connector is corroded. Remove the aluminum shield by removing the nuts on top (There are four). Hopefully you have fixed everything and when you put it back together, place the aluminum shield back down with the nuts. Then start with the the small six screws on the Teflon surface. These clips will need to make sure that the hook is toward you. This will allow the hook to capture the small ridge on the silver cover. Leave the six screws someone loose until you can maneuver them enough to "pop" the silver cover down on the Teflon service. Then once completed, align the two screws on the top (between the locking mechanism) and then resemble. I would check to make sure the repair worked before you put everything back. Also, support the top lid with something and rest it on the board. It will alleviate the pressure and the possibility of pulling the wires loose. This should save you from buying a new one. I have had to do this twice in ten years but now works good as new!
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My panasonic NI22AWTXJ iron is not powering
Get a multimeter. Check that the fuse is OK. If it is ok, open the cover at the back of the iron. Plug in the iron. Be careful not to get electrocuted. Check that the cables from the socket on the wall have power. place the leads of the multimeter on the live and neutral and check for 240V or 110v depending on your country. If no power here cable could have a problem.
If there is power here, turn of power and unplug socket. open top cover, you will see the heating element. Check for continuity between the ends of the element, If no continuity the element is dead and you need to buy a new iron. If it has continuity then check continuity of other components connected in series with the element. Some models a limit thermostat to prevent the iron from over heating. This looks like a small resistor about one centimeter long, if it has no continuity, cut it off and bypass it. It is a safety device that fails when it senses high temperatures in case the main control thermostat fails. If you can find a replacement replace it, if you cant find a replacement, you can use it and hope the main thermostat does not fail.
on Jun 22, 2017
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