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Old 25th February 2010, 10:44 AM   #1
Doug R is offline Doug R  United States
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Default Weller WLC100 Problem

Hi All,
I have had a Weller WLC100 Soldering Station for a year or so. At first, it worked great, but lately the tips won't wet completely (even several brand new tips) and the iron won't heat the joint well unless I melt solder on the tip immediately before heating the joint. I have to do this for each joint, and get blobs of solder on the joints as a result.

I have tried different solder, new tips, tightening the set screw etc. Do I need a new element or what?

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Old 18th March 2010, 09:19 AM   #2
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U need a tip cleaning sponge. Keep it wet with water.
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Old 18th March 2010, 10:53 PM   #3
Matt BH is offline Matt BH  United Kingdom
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I dont know too much about the WLC100 but I use a TCP and an EC2100. if you take the element and the guts out of the handle there should be a thermocouple or thermostat up the middle of the element contacting the tip. It is probably not contacting the tip properly and or a bit dirty.

Cheers Matt.
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