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Soldering Iron Tips Not Melting the Solder
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Soldering Iron Tips Not Melting the Solder

by alphagenius on Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:46 pm

I am using a Hakko FX-888D soldering iron. I am having difficulty in getting my iron to melt the solder which includes tinning it. I have the problem with previously used tips and now I am using a new tip. The only way to get the solder to melt is to touch it to a place up from the tip. I am hoping that someone can help me with this issue.

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Re: Soldering Iron Tips Not Melting the Solder

by dastels on Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:54 pm

A couple things come to mind.

What is the temperature set to? Wortyh asking, but since it melts further up I suspect that's fine.

Have a look at the heating element. Remove the tip and sleeve. Is the end broken off? Or cracked?

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Re: Soldering Iron Tips Not Melting the Solder

by adafruit_support_carter on Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:10 pm

Does sound like something maybe internal. Good idea about removing the tip and checking the heating element. Anything obvious there?

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