No Power In Daytron Iron Repaired
The Daytron Iron came in for repair with the complaint of no power. Even the big center temperature control knob had been adjustable there was still no power light. Common fault of a faulty iron are usually due to broken cable, bad thermostat and open thermal fuse.
More serious case would be an open heating element. The first I did was to open up the casing and check for any broken cable with my meter’s continuity tester-see the two photos below:
The continuity test found both the live and neutral wire were good and my next test was the thermal fuse which was covered by the fiberglass heat resistant sleeve (white color sleeve)-see the photo below:
The thermal fuse was checked to be opened circuit and my next test was to check on the thermostat.
If you look at the photo below, you will see the meter reads 000 which means the contact is good.
After the replacement of the thermal fuse (10 amp 250 volt) I turned On the Iron and the power light immediately lighted up-see the photo below:
Conclusion- Repairing Iron is pretty straight forward. If there are few Irons that come across your repair bench, it would not take long for you to become expert in repairing Iron. All the best
This article was prepared for you by Suranga Bandara who owns an Electronics repair shop in Anuradapura, Sri Lanka.
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October 10, 2017 at 10:01 am
October 10, 2017 at 10:47 am
Good job, Suranga. I'm glad you were able to save the iron from the rubbish pile.
Albert van Bemmelen
October 10, 2017 at 6:58 pm
Looks like a decent designed and easy to disassemble Daytron Iron. I've opened some very service unfriendly Irons in the past that had a lot of special cooling paste sticking to the internal Iron metal and the internal heat and steam regulating parts. Which made them quite impossible to repair and not worth any second life. Thanks for the article Suranga.