For a long time, the iron seemed to have a worn cord, and a clicking sound and a red flash of the power light confirmed it. If my Dad lived closer, he would have repaired my iron in a jiffy. However, I am my father's daughter and knew I could fix it myself. After an online search for common issues, I got busy taking it apart. Sure enough, it was a worn cord, as evidenced by the second photo. See my repair work below. We're back in business.
|After removing a screw, I could take off the base.|
|Wear and tear on the cord shows where it rubbed against the plastic housing.|
|I cut away the worn cord, stripped the wires, reattached and capped the new connection.|