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Can i buy a fabric selector replacement button for my shark g1490. This part is used to select the various fabrics and sits on the handle just below the steam spray buttons.Reply to [email protected]

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SOURCE: Shark Euro-Pro G1490

Our G1490 quit after one year. Just won't come on. Period. I can't get it to open after removing the back screws either.

Posted on Apr 26, 2008



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SOURCE: Stopped producing steam

Iron not heating up sufficiently to produce steam. Threw it out!

Posted on Jun 25, 2009



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SOURCE: Brown steam bursts coming out of my G1490 Shark iron

make sure you do a self clean as often as possible to remove debris and scale from iron

Posted on Aug 16, 2009


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SOURCE: was using my Shark x-tended

I had the same problem. The repair took less than 15 min. I opened the bottom of the iron and discovered what appears to be a design flaw on the cord holder/fastener. The holder is wedged so tight that it pinched the cord wire almost in half. I removed the cord, cut it off at the pinched spot and reinstalled. I also put a small piece of rubber onto the part of the holder that is made onto the body of the iron. In addition, I rotated the fastener cap so that the smooth side of it is against the cord.

Posted on Feb 11, 2011

SOURCE: My shark iron went into


There is probably a disconnection inside the iron that's why it won't light up. Usually, when the heating element get's defective, the won't heat.

If the iron has a three pin socket/plug, open the plug and check if the fuse is intact. If the fuse is intact, then it means you will have to disassemble the iron.

Check all the wire connection inside the iron, observe if you will find any disconnection of any kind. There are not much wire inside the iron, so I believe this shouldn't be difficult.

Have the iron checked by disassembling it.

I hope you understand the above......

Good luck.

Posted on Apr 17, 2011

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no parts like that are not a stock item
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Right below the button that you press to select fabric is that black rubbery piece. Use a screw driver to pry it up and then remove the three screews holding down the rest of the retracter. Mine was getting power to the circuits so I trashed it. I won't ever buy this brand iron again has it did not last very long.

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I'm sorry, I could not locate the exact part you need, but try this link. is a number to a representative who could probably help you out. I hope this helps.

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Our G1490 quit after one year. Just won't come on. Period. I can't get it to open after removing the back screws either.

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