OT: Weller soldering irons
doug at doughq.com
Sun Apr 5 22:40:31 CDT 2020
for me, the item that usually fails in the WTCP series is the switch at the
end of the sensor.
I have replaced the sensors each time, because dammit - My 40 year old iron
sometimes just needs a new cord, or a new heater, or a new tip, or a new
sensor. Best iron I have ever had :-)
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On Mon, Apr 6, 2020 at 11:14 AM Pete Turnbull via cctalk <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> 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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