Username Post: HEAT TOOL STOPPED WORKING...AGAIN        (Topic#1583321)
CraftyTwin
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I bought a MS heat tool n one day it just stopped working. I didnt use it for a while and went to use it then nothing. So i buy another one uchida and now it did the same thing. Are they suppose to be stored a special way or keep them at a certain temp??? I really dont want to buy another one. Any ideas on how to fix them? Thanks.


 
Bxr-Linda
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In response to CraftyTwin

Are you talking about a heat gun?

I've had one for years, never had any problems. Maybe you have an electrical issue that's burning them up (surges or something)?
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CraftyTwin
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Thats the kind i have. I unplugged it after using it. I just dont knoow.


 
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In response to CraftyTwin

Your electrical outlet may not be able to handle the high voltage of a heating device. It could have caused a surge that overloaded your device and burned it out.

Did you plug it directly into a wall outlet, or did you use an extension cord? If you used an extension cord, it needs to be the heavy-duty kind.

Do you have a toaster? Try plugging it into that outlet and see what happens. Maybe it will work if it hasn't been burned out. What happens if you plug your toaster into that outlet? Does it still work?


 
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That's really weird! I have the same type of heat gun referenced, and I use it a lot! I've had it at least 10 years and it has never given me a moment of trouble. I would definitely check the outlet being used.


 
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I will try that ladies and get back with ya. thanks.


 
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Its not always the plug in I have had an electrician in to look at that plug and make sure it can handle it, he says it can.. and yet I have killed 2 Marvy's 3 ranger heat its, and one Darcie... did I mention I have only been scrapbooking 2.5 ish years


 
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Oh what a Bummer. Sorry to hear that. I have a Marvy.. and I bought it used from ebay. It has worked for several years. If I were you, I would save the receipt for the next one and try to use it several times in the first few weeks after you buy it. At least it would still be under warranty.


 
binkiemonstermom
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Oh no!!!! I hope you can find out what is causing it!!!!


 
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I had a Stampin Up one that when I used it too long, it would start smoking.
It still worked though after I gave it a little rest time.
I hope you can figure out the cause!


 
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must love paper - are you cooking or grilling with them or something!!?? (Sorry, couldn`t resist.) Do you use the same plug in for anything elseÉ There must be some surges happening or something.


Edited by SunnyAB on 12-13-12 02:19 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Bxr-Linda
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Are you using it while in the bathtub?





 
CraftyTwin
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I use a wall outlet..same outlet foor my cricut. Just a mystery. I tried another plug but it still didnt come on.


 
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Wow, that seems strange to me....
I've also had a Ranger heat gun for more than a year...I've travelled with it, I keep it thrown into a basket under my desk and always plugged in....never had an issue with it....

I hope you find a solution!
Alison


 
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  • SunnyAB Said:
must love paper - are you cooking or grilling with them or something!!?? (Sorry, couldn`t resist.) Do you use the same plug in for anything elseÉ There must be some surges happening or something.



You would almost think that I dont have a stove or something... its funny too because I will use it to emboss an image or something and then not use it for days... and flick the switch and zip nodda nothing... I tried to contact Marvy a few times about it with no reply so now I just buy them as cheap as I can lol maybe next time I will get an industrial one with temp control on it if I kill that thing I will know I am destined not to own a heat gun lol


 
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I know it doesn't help find out what is causing it but the older style Stampin' Up heat tool is on clearance:

http://3monkeysthrowingar oundsomepaper.blogspot.com/201...


The old style one is in clearance for $11.99!!! (old style doesn't have two heat settings on it is the only difference)


Edited by binkiemonstermom on 12-15-12 05:30 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Bxr-Linda
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  • kiyawinn Said:
Wow, that seems strange to me....
I've also had a Ranger heat gun for more than a year...I've travelled with it, I keep it thrown into a basket under my desk and always plugged in....never had an issue with it....

I hope you find a solution!
Alison




Me too.


For those who are killing their heat guns, are you tightly winding the cord around it? Maybe you're breaking the connection from the power to the tool?
Just a thought.


 
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In response to Bxr-Linda

Nope no wrapping of a cord... it hangs on one of my ikea kitchen rod things and i unplug it that is all


 
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I have 2 different brand heat guns that I bought in 1999. Neither has burnt out.


 
binkiemonstermom
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Can you try a surge protector? If that is what is buring it out, that might help.

Or maybe you are just a crazy embosser that is embossing anything that stands still and you are wearing it out!!! LOL!!!!


 
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