898D+ Solder Station Tips Not Fitting

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898D+ Solder Station Tips Not Fitting

Post by tedmo » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:02 pm

I recently purchased the 898D+ soldering station wermy recommended in his parts video, and I'm having an issue where the solder tips just slide out of the gun. Nothing is there to hold them. I'm wondering if I'm missing something obvious, or if maybe this is a malfunction. The instruction manual is kind of a joke.

Does anyone have any ideas?

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Re: 898D+ Solder Station Tips Not Fitting

Post by ekilla » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:14 am

Maybe a dumb answer, but you know you need to unscrew the top, put the tip into the iron and srcew the top over it?

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Re: 898D+ Solder Station Tips Not Fitting

Post by tedmo » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:30 pm

I've unscrewed it and tried to tighten it around the tip, but it still just slides out. Some of the tips included stay in, but most fall out. I took a photo of the pieces I had:
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Re: 898D+ Solder Station Tips Not Fitting

Post by sygyzy » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:45 pm

These are the tips that came with the unit, or extra tips you bought?

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Re: 898D+ Solder Station Tips Not Fitting

Post by tedmo » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:51 pm

Those came with the unit. I tested them all and most of them fall out, but a few of them stay in. I have contacted the seller as this seems like a mistake.

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Re: 898D+ Solder Station Tips Not Fitting

Post by tedmo » Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:24 am

For anyone else experiencing the same issue:

I contacted the supplier, they sent me a video of how it is all supposed to fit together, and mine is definitely faulty. They are replacing the iron and the tips and I will see if those work!

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898D Solder Station Tips Not Fitting

Post by MarkSn » Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:55 am

I think most folk recommending Silver solder will assume you are going to use a torch of some sort to heat it up...

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