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Quick 957DW+ Not getting up to temp
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Quick 957DW+ Not getting up to temp

by Sparkimus on Sat May 15, 2021 4:28 pm

I believe my new Quick 957DW+ purchased on 4/24/21 is not getting up to the indicated temperature. I'm not new to these types of these hot air stations, but I admit it has been a while since I've used one. The typical 300C set point was not effective in melting the solder on the Nintendo Switch I was attempting to repair, and even when i gradually raised the temperature all the way to 450C (max for this unit) I was not able to effectively melt the solder on the pads. It seemed to me based on how the solder was behaving that the unit was barely reaching 300C. I was able to confirm this somewhat with a cooking thermometer. At 450C set point, the thermometer only reached 260C before starting to stabilize.

I was using some smd flux to help melt the solder, but it did not help much. I was able to use my iron to melt the solder but not the hot air station.

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Re: Quick 957DW+ Not getting up to temp

by adafruit_support_mike on Mon May 17, 2021 7:32 pm

Just to check, when did you get the unit?

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Re: Quick 957DW+ Not getting up to temp

by Sparkimus on Sun May 30, 2021 4:42 pm

I received the package on Thursday, 04/29/2021

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Re: Quick 957DW+ Not getting up to temp

by adafruit_support_mike on Sun May 30, 2021 6:26 pm

Thank you.

There isn't much user-level debugging that can be done with those. Send a note containing a link to this page and your order number to support@adafruit.com. The folks there will get you a replacement, and may arrange return shipping for the one you have now.

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