OT: Weller soldering irons

Pete Turnbull pete at dunnington.plus.com
Sun Apr 5 20:02:17 CDT 2020

On 06/04/2020 00:22, Jon Elson wrote:
> On 04/05/2020 03:32 PM, Pete Turnbull via cctalk wrote:
>> A few hours ago I started looking at three "smart" light switches that 
>> need LEDs replaced, and switched on the soldering iron, and ... nope. 
>> It's a Weller WP80 and it seems the sensor in the heating element has 
>> died.

> Is the sensor a separate component?

Sadly, no.  That's the first thing I thought of.  The heater and sensor 
are integral with the stainless steel shaft and I can't see any way to 
get them out without destroying the shaft.

Pete Turnbull

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