Euro-Pro Shark GI490 Iron - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

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Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Jan 11, 2018 | 228 views

I would get a new iron. It is eight years old.

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Jun 28, 2017 | 290 views

this iron has had it . it has rusted throuh the element and the rust s iron oxide . .. not repairable .. // replace it . as it will cost less .. mm

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Jun 27, 2016 | 551 views

Pour all the water out of the iron, and fill it with white vinegar. Heat it and let it spit vinegar for a while.

Chances are there is simply a bunch of crud in the iron from the water, most likely calcium carbonate. The vinegar is the cheap and easy fix, but if that does not do it you;ll have to bring out the "Big Gun" and use some "CLR" cleaner, available at most grocery or hardware stores.

"CLR" stands for "Calcium, Lime and Rust", and a small jug of it is about $6 USD, It will clean the crud out for sure.

Ironing seems to be a "lost art". Congratulations on being a smart desser!

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Jul 26, 2014 | 497 views

A solution of white vinegar and water is a good cleaner for irons. Steam irons get clogged with mineral deposits, and vinegar works well to dissolve those deposits. Make a 50/50 solution of the vinegar and water and pour it in the iron, and place the iron on steam, allowing the solution to work thru the iron. You may have to do the cleaning a few times, depending on how clogged the iron is.

For future reference, use distilled water in the iron, because distilled water does not contain any significant amount of minerals. Distilled water can be found in the supermarket in one gallon jugs.

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Jun 02, 2014 | 117 views

Just get a new one you don't have to do all that.

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Jan 31, 2014 | 122 views

change its metal heat plate .

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Jan 25, 2014 | 38 views

More than likely your power cord has a broken wire. Plug the iron in and mover the cord around. See if you can find the broken wire. Typically where the cord comes out of the iron and right at the plug. Or replace the whole cord. Your local hardware store, youtube, or menards can show you how. Very easy to do. I tend to stay away from home depot.

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Sep 18, 2013 | 79 views

What is a flush door, where is it used, and how is it constructed. Flush doors are commonly used in houses and security places.Metal flush doors are commonly used in higher security settings in motel construction where every guestroom can be accessible via an open-air catwalk.

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Jun 04, 2013 | 235 views

In replacing the cord, you have to remove the screw that holds the back cover and unscrew the damaged cord from the heater terminal. Insert the new cord on the rubber insulator and screw it to the heater terminal.

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on May 18, 2013 | 1,037 views

the best way is to use the little screwdriver for to open with the help of some plier. Or use the tools for open the back light in car, is the same type .God bless you

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Apr 02, 2013 | 778 views

there are 4 screws that you can see and two more under the large rubber stand off at the bottom. I also need you post the wire in the back because I took mine apart and now don't remember the position of the wires

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Mar 16, 2013 | 740 views

the brown liquid is rust from leaving the water in the iron. Always dump the water out when you are done ironing. You need to run a descaler through it. you can purchase descaler online. The shutting off and on could be a loose wire.

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Dec 29, 2012 | 280 views

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 | 109 views

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 | 464 views

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 | 870 views

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 | 128 views

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 | 32 views

on this and any iron that requires water use distill water it is free of minerals that way your iron is always clean and free of any sediment.

Euro-Pro Shark... | Answered on Aug 05, 2013 | 344 views

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