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Shark Ultimate Professional Troubleshooting

This troubleshooting page will help you diagnose problems with the Shark Ultimate Professional clothes iron, identified by model number GI505.

Iron Will Not Power On ¶ 

The iron will not power on while plugged in.

Faulty Power Cord ¶ 

Then unplug it and carefully check the cord for frays, or disconnections.

No Power Reaching the Iron ¶ 

Ensure that the power cord is plugged into the wall outlet.

The Iron is Leaking ¶ 

‘’Water is dripping from the Iron during use.’’

Cracked Reservoir ¶ 

Ensure that the reservoir section of the iron is mounted properly.

Faulty Seals ¶ 

Ensure that there are no cracks or broken seals surrounding the reservoir section.

The Iron is Not Emitting Any Steam ¶ 

The iron does not emit steam when the button is pressed down.

Faulty Steam Button ¶ 

Ensure that the steam button has a range of movement.

Reservoir in Not Full ¶ 

Ensure that the iron is plugged into a functioning power outlet. Make sure the reservoir has been properly filled with water.

The Iron will not Heat Up ¶ 

The Iron will not heat up while plugged in.

Iron is Not Plugged In ¶ 

Ensure that the power cord is plugged into a functioning wall outlet, and is free of apparent frays or loose connections.

Not Enough Time to Warm Up ¶ 

Ensure that the iron has been plugged in for a reasonable amount of time. The iron should warm after a minute plugged in.

The Buttons on the Iron are Not Working ¶ 

When pressed, the buttons do not cause an action.

Stuck Buttons ¶ 

Check the range of motion for each button to see if the button moves properly.

Cracked Buttons ¶ 

Inspect buttons to make sure there are not visible cracks or damage to the button pieces.

Loose Buttons ¶ 

Ensure that the buttons are not loose and wiggling out of the iron.


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