[quote auwantr=dave-in-nj link=topic=258653.msg1828648#msg1828648 date=1407077857]
If my soldering station fails how do I repair it
depends on how if fails. if the dog chewed the cord, just replace the cord.
if the tip is corded and not making contact, clean the contacts
if the fuse blew.... I guess we could do this all day.
many irons are just a transformer, a heat sensor and a triac. find out what is not working and you will probably figure out how to fix it.
As in I can't repair it because I need a soldering iron! Obviously what you suggested are the first things I'd check...
take a breath, facts, we can only deal with facts. 'broken' is not a description. "i'd check" if a future tense of a verb.
voltage meter. has no operational requirement that includes a working soldering iron. use it, find where the power stops.
since a soldering iron is a cord, a handle and a heating element, there is little to stop it from working. also, most are made of steel so rusting occurs. cleaning is required.
make, model, photo, findings of testing....
Huh? You want facts for a non broken soldering station?