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Bought my Shark G1400Z iron about a year ago. The iron caught on fire. Luckly I was only out of the room for a few seconds. What can be done about this?

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Aug 16, 2012

Mine just did the same thing, I think the controller fried. There is aburnt smell coming from it

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Aug 05, 2012

6 screws hold the cover on, 4 are visible, two are under bumpers on bottom. pry out the bumper.

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Aug 05, 2012

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.

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Mar 20, 2012

Those types of problems are usually one of two things... the cord where is enters the iron, the wires are broken. Or the thermostat has gone bad...
The iron will need to be taken apart and the wiring checked witha meter to find the problem for sure...


Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Sep 27, 2011

You'll have to remedy or better replace the cord. Just buy similar to hardware store and put it to your iron. It's simple to replace and you have to have a analog tester to be able to test the cord without plug-in to AC wall voltage.
Thanks for asking.

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Jul 15, 2011

Here in fixya we do not sell or supply any replacing parts. Moreover in your case their is not any online shop that you can order online the button you need. Therefore your only chance to find the button you need is to find from the retail shop that you bought your iron the nearest repairing workshop where you can get the button you need.

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Jun 19, 2011


First thing you have to do is to check the power cable if it is okay, the power cable normally have fuse which you have to check, if otherwise you have to open the Iron to check for the faulty part, The Iron consists of three parts namely the element, the thermostat and the fuse, so check the one after the other with the use of a multimeter to which is bad or not in which it will be replaced...

Hope this will helpout in solving the problem....

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on May 17, 2011

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