Nakita Iron Power Trip Off Problem Solved Model No: YPF – 2005A
This iron was brought to me by a customer complaining that when he on the power the residual current device (RCD), for his power supply trip offs. (Customers actual words were: when I on the iron it chews all the power).
These were the some of the information’s present on the sticker by the manufacturer:
As I opened the iron, looking for the problem visually, thinking that I might find some burnt wires or mains to be grounded, I couldn’t find any of these problems with my naked eyes. From here, I took my meter, set it to continuity mode and measuring the continuity across the extension cord, thinking that may be the wire has melted inside the heat insulator which causes this problem.
All tests were ok according to the multimeter.
From here I noticed the dust inside the iron plate, which might be having intermittent effect on the power supply hence connecting across both the active and neutral and creating a short, that’s why RCD goes off(but the meter couldn’t read very fine intermittent voltage effect). In the picture below you can see the amount of dust present, and after cleaning how it looks.
The Iron is full of dust
After cleaning the dust I have to clean all the contact points with a sand paper, to ensure the correct supply of current demanded by the heating element. As shown in the picture below:
When assembled it was working fine without any trip offs. Have nice repair journey friends.
This article was prepared for you by Atish Chand From Fiji Islands.
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July 9, 2014 at 9:06 am
Well done Atish,
It is amazing how many faults can be repaired by just a good blow off, clean connections, remove all the dust. They can all be places for high resistance.
July 9, 2014 at 11:25 am
Thanks for the article Atish, good job.
July 9, 2014 at 2:36 pm
Welcome and good job.
July 9, 2014 at 5:15 pm
I would have used a high voltage MEGGER to check for leakage. Lucky the home owner had a good earth system! It is indeed amazing how much dust and fluff accumulates inside a iron. This also becomes a hazard when steam ironing your clothes. The moisture finds it way into the iron causing the rust and poor insulation.
July 9, 2014 at 8:21 pm
Am happy that after just a thorough cleaning, the Iron is no longer |chewing all the power!" nice job keep it up!
July 10, 2014 at 5:06 am
Good Job Atish. Keep the good work going
July 10, 2014 at 2:44 pm
i have a section in my workshop for repairing house hold equipment and one of them is the iron. it is so much fun to open them and finding what is wrong with them. usually I find the main switch on and off had gone bad. with sand paper just like you did, it brings it back to life. thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day
July 10, 2014 at 7:02 pm
yes sir good job thanks for the info
July 10, 2014 at 7:39 pm
Very well done Atish Chand, and remember: dust and moisture are mortal enemies.
July 11, 2014 at 11:53 pm
Good Job Atish, As Waleed said most of the time it will be the power switch that needs attention. Thanks for sharing.
July 22, 2014 at 10:22 am
Hi repairing team,
Thanks to all for views........
August 27, 2014 at 3:27 pm
September 25, 2016 at 7:00 pm
The photo of the iron box with wiring after opening the iron box may be shown for better understanding of the wiring arrangements inside the iron box