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Why Your Soldering Station Isn't Working

It is a common problem that the soldering station does not work during soldering, which is also the most troublesome problem for us. Once the problem occurs, it will affect our work plan, and our mood will be worse. Let us discuss the various problems of the soldering station during soldering, hope it is helpful.

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Here are some situations when a soldering station may not work properly:


1. No power supply: The soldering station fails to turn on or heat up because it is not receiving any power. This can be due to a disconnected power cord, a blown fuse, or a malfunctioning power outlet.




  • Check the power cord connection and ensure it is securely plugged into the soldering station and the power outlet.
  • Verify if the power outlet is functioning correctly by plugging in another device.
  • Replace the blown fuse, if applicable, with the appropriate rating.
  • Consider trying a different power outlet or using a different power cord to isolate the issue.


2. Heating element failure: The soldering station heats up, but the temperature remains low or fluctuates unexpectedly. This could indicate a faulty heating element that needs to be replaced.




  • Contact the manufacturer or authorized service center to inquire about a replacement heating element compatible with your soldering station model.
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions to safely replace the faulty heating element.
  • Ensure that the new heating element is properly installed and securely connected.


3. Temperature control issues: The soldering station does not maintain a stable temperature, making it difficult to solder accurately. This may be caused by a malfunctioning temperature sensor, a faulty thermostat, or improper calibration.




  • Calibrate the temperature control settings according to the manufacturer's guidelines.
  • Clean or replace the temperature sensor if it is dirty or damaged.
  • If the temperature control is digital, check for any firmware or software updates provided by the manufacturer.
  • Consult the user manual or contact the manufacturer's support for specific troubleshooting steps.


4. Poor solder joint quality: Despite using the soldering station correctly, the solder joints appear weak, dull, or have insufficient bonding. This can be a result of inadequate temperature control, incorrect soldering technique, or low-quality soldering materials.




  • Ensure that the soldering station is set to the appropriate temperature for the soldering material being used.
  • Verify that the soldering iron tip is clean and properly tinned. Clean or replace the tip if necessary.
  • Improve soldering technique by ensuring proper flux application, correct soldering iron angle, and sufficient heating time for a good bond.
  • Use high-quality soldering materials, including flux and solder, to achieve better solder joint quality.


5. Tip degradation: The soldering iron tip wears out quickly or fails to transfer heat efficiently, resulting in poor soldering performance. This can occur due to excessive use, improper cleaning, or using incompatible soldering tips.




  • Clean the soldering iron tip regularly using a damp sponge or brass tip cleaner while the iron is hot.
  • Use appropriate cleaning agents or soldering tip tinner to remove oxidation or buildup on the tip.
  • Replace the soldering iron tip if it is excessively worn or damaged.
  • Ensure you are using compatible and high-quality soldering tips recommended by the manufacturer.


Remember, these solutions are general suggestions, and it's important to refer to the specific instructions provided by the manufacturer or seek professional assistance if needed. AiXun is a well-known soldering station manufacturer and supplier from China, offer variety quality tools for soldering , rework and smart mobile phone repair field. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer.


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