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My Singer Magic Steam Press MSP7, which is many years old has suddenly stopped working from one day to the next. The on/off light comes on momentarily (for about half a second) when the unit is plugged in, the top plate is lifted, and the switch is thrown. Then there's an audible click and the light goes out. It no longer heats up.
Anyone out there have any idea what might be malfunctioning here or possibly what else I can do to test the unit? I have a PDF of the service manual and can easily get the cover off, but I don't want to do much poking around inside until I have a better idea of what I'm looking at and possibly looking for.
Any advice/input much appreciated!
By Rudi S.
I don't have an answer, but I have the same problem.
My power comes on, on my elite digital steam press but it doesn't get hot I think a fuse is blown. Please walk me through what I should do
I have a Singer Magic Steam Press 7 and when it heats up it keeps tripping the fuses in the house. Anyone got any idea of why this is happening?
By exswanage from Channel Islands
Heating units draw a lot of juice. When the item is drawing electricity & it keeps drawing & the circuit gets over-loaded, then it trips the breaker or fuse. That's why fuses are there, to keep it from frying the circuits. You might try putting in a stronger breaker. Sometimes that will do it, but if it's an old house, you may need an electrician.
See if it will work on a plugin that has absolutely nothing else drawing power, including lights or other appliances.
I am not sure exactly what this machine is, and your electtrical circuits might not have the same kind of standards as ours do here, but I suspect that this device should not overload a fuse all on its own. I trip a breaker/fuse if I try to make toast, have the coffee maker on, and run my microwave. But we have found out that the TV , VCR, DVD player, and satelite receiver are also on that circuit, and they are in another room, as well as the fridge. Not a sensible wiring situation to have all those outlets on one fuse!! You may have a similar set up.
Thanks for your answer. Got it open and found that all the wiring was black and sooty and could not do anything about that as it had burnt and we dont have a repairer here. Discarded it now and bought another one.
House has brand new fuses and just re-wired.
My Singer steam table heats up and the lights work, but it will not steam when I press the button. It worked fine and then sat for awhile. It has plenty of water.
You haven't told us if this is a Steam Press 4 or 7. I have found a fabric steam press manual from singer. It is a PDF file and you can download it here:
If you have a digital steam press, please download the manual here:
Here is the manual for a Singer compact steam press CSP1.
If these manuals dont help, please supply us with the exact make and model of your steam press.
You may have a problem with cleaning if you have not been using distilled water as regular tap water just sitting in a line can cause flow problems.
You can check out this site and either call or send an email for a Singer rep to contact you and help you with this.
I need a new on and off switch. Where do we find them for a Singer Magic 7 press? We also need a water reservoir. We have a broken water reservoir and the switch is melted into the wires. We need to replace both things. Help fast please. I miss my press.
I got the following from google. Singer Steam Press ESP2 like magic you will zip through the ironing.
Singer Magic Seven Steam Press,
Hello Richard, Just type in the above and they will ask you for the serial number and whatever other information they may need off the machine. They should have an address you can order the part from. They should also have the care instructions it came with when it was new or you can ask them to send you the booklet. A lot of site have to print for free. Good Luck
Which resistor or fuse do I need to replace? Board #201762
By P. Groves
Off and on switch burned up.
My singer magic steam press 7 on and off switch is burned out.
I have not been able to locate one any were on line.
Singer gave me number for 2 dealers neither one could help me with it.
Any suggestion? my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm trying to fit a new switch to my steam press, but I don't have a wiring layout. I would appreciate the wiring colour coding. I have it white to pin 2, blue to pin 1, red to pin 4, double blue to pin 5 which is connected to lamp and black to pin 6 on lamp. The switch is turning on and the element is heating, but I smell smoke. Any help appreciated.
Have you tried to download the PDF manual for your steam press? You can start with the manual here:
Singer also has an excellent customer service center that is there to help you at all times. I would contact the customer help center at Singer. I am sure one of the Reps could send you a diagram on how to replace your switch.
Where can I have my presser repaired in the Washington, DC area?
By Willie D
Usually the manufacturer website will have a list of authorised repair centres posted, that would be the very best place to find a qualified repair tech for your press.
Another way to find a qualified repair tech is to look in your local Yellow Pages under the following headings: small appliance sales and repair; vacuum sales and repairs (these business usually do all sorts of small appliance repairs); finally, under sewing and vacuum sales and repairs.
If these business are doing repairs on your press usually they will place that info in the advert, for example: "Authorized Singer repairs".
You can also use your local CraigsList or services site to find repair techs and often there are reviews - however, be careful about using these sites as the info there can easily be manipulated to give false reviews, especially in large metro areas.
I've removed the water and the steam caps and the 2 screws, but the top cover won't come off. I have the repair manual for Singer Steam Press msp7. Thanks.
Check the manual - is the top cover supposed to come off or is the repair access through the bottom? Re-read the removal instructions - you may have missed one of those teeny-tiny little screws that are hard to see. Check to be sure of exactly how that cover is to be removed - it's easy to miss one step on these manuals because most are printed with tiny text, poor illustrations, and weird illustration placement - the pic you need may be on the previous or next page to the text, for example. LOL, ask me how I've learned this!
If it's through the top, look to see if there is a white crusting around the area where the top separates. You could have an accumulation of minerals (from the steam distilling the minerals and depositing a film around the rim). If you can see this white crusting, try brushing it loose by dipping a stiff plastic or natural bristle brush in straight vinegar and then briskly brushing the crusting.
If that doesn't get the top cover off you may need to call the toll-free number (listed in the front and back of both user guide and service manual) for advice.
My Magic iron has no power to it even though the electric plug is good. Other items are fine and working on the same outlet. What can I do I love my Magic iron and would like to repair it. Do you know where I can get it repaired in the San Luis Obispo area?
I'm also trying to find info on repairing my Steam Press.
My steamer is not working and doesn't heat up very good. Is it worth having it repaired? I live in Westport Co Mayo. Where is the nearest repair place? Thank you.
I have a Magic Steam Press 7. It is completely dead. Please advise.
By Mary from Staten Island, NY
My steam press machine, model MSP7 S/N 79125437, was working fine then all of a sudden it just quit. No light is coming on. When you turn it on you can hear the relay click and that's it. Are parts still available for this model?
By Debbie N
I have a Singer Steam press and the lights come on, but it does not heat up.
By Liana S
When the on/off switch is placed in the "on" position it blows the residual circuit breaker on the main circuit board. Any help please?
I have replaced the on/off switch. The switch turns on and goes off, but it is not heating up.
By Larry from NJ
I have a Singer steam press 2011, model ESP2. Everything is working fine except it will not get hot, doesn't heat up.
We are in Streaky Bay, 8 hours from Adelaide, and we will have to order and repair it ourselves. Any help would be great.
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Where can I buy a off/on switch for a Singer Magic Steam Press 7?
I have a Magic Steam Press 7, we changed out the circuit board. Now when opening it up to use it, you have to press down on the top left side to open it as it seems to be jamming up for some reason. Anyone have any solutions?
By Linda W
I am trying to repair a Singer Magic Steam Press 7. I have noticed that the on/off switch is not working right. The electricity is running through to make the light turn on, but the iron won't heat up. Where can I buy a replacement on/of switch (P/N 28408400) for a Singer Magic Steam Press 7 that I am trying to repair?
By R. V.
I have a Magic Steam Press 7 - great machine, but it has just started to leak boiling water from the press when you lift it. This can be nasty if you have your hands underneath. Any clues as to how I fix this please?
By Nigel from Betws y Coed, Wales
How do I open the Singer steam press to install a new water tank?
By Sandy from Arlington, TX
I need a thermostat for my Singer Magic Stream Press 7. The Model# is MSP7. Can someone help me find one?
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I'm repairing a Singer MSP 7 steam press and I lost the sequence of the cables connected to the red and yellow indicators. I hope someone can help me and tell me how they connected. Please?
By Luis from Durango, Mexico
How do I remove the mist adjustment knob so that I can split the cover?
By Louis from SA
Contact: email@example.com. Good luck. (11/02/2009)
My Singer Magic Steam Press 7, has quit working. I checked all the elements and they're good. All of the wiring is correct and looks good. Power is getting to the switch, but the red lite does not come on. The circuit board looks good and is wired correctly, but there is no heat. I can't find a fuse or breaker. I have two and they both do the same thing. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks so much.
By Dean M. from Fontana, CA
I bought a Rowenta iron years ago and it had a 1 year warranty and it failed the day before it was up, so I got a new one. Second one failed a few days after that warranty was up so I had no recourse. I decided I had nothing to lose by taking off the cord and getting a new one and darned if it didn't work. The cord looked fine, but apparently wasn't.
So I'd try a new cord. (10/06/2009)
The fuse is located between the red wire there continuity with voltmeter. (07/04/2010)
How do I open a Singer Magic Steam Press 7?
By Louis from SA
Turn lock knob to open, good luck. (10/30/2009)
I'm changing the switch on a Singer Magic Steam Press 7. I believe I have wired it incorrectly as the on/off switch lights when I plug it in. I wired it as follows: pin 5 to lamp, pin 4 to red (live) wire, pin 2 to blue (neutral) wire. Can anyone tell me if this is correct?
By columbus from Nottingham, UK
Check for the correct connection: Pin 4 to Neutral, pin 1 to Lamp. Good luck. (08/08/2009)
I have a Magic Steam Press 7. It needs to be repaired as it went out on me two weeks ago. The only person that repairs these I found out passed away and no one else repairs them here. My husband repairs things really well if he has some kind of a repair manual to go by. It is a Singer Steam Press. Please somebody tell me how we can get a hold of a repair manual and a place to order parts so my husband can repair it. I have been lost without it. It is only 3 years old and I love it. I would truly be indebted to you. Help and God Bless.
Angelheart from Clyde, TX
You did not mention what problems you are having with your steam press. If it is completly dead, no lights or anything working, you most likely have a blown TCO (thermal cut off). This is a safety device that blows when the temperature gets too hot. To check it you will need an ohmmeter to check it for continuity, or you can jump it out for testing purpose only. Do not leave it jumped out. The TCO is located under the plastic cover at the top of the base of the thermostat. It is covered with a piece of plastic tubing and kept in place with a metal clip attached to the thermostat. To remove the plastic cover remove the two screws under the arm of the press, the cap to the water bottle, and the knob for the mist adjustment, and the cover should come off.
After the cover is off, remove the small piece of cardboard next to the thermostat. Locate the clip at the top of the thermostat and pull out the TCO. TCOs come in different temperatures. This one is rated at 116C. You can purchase one from Singer Sewing Center in Chandler, Arizona. Phone number is (480)220-7092, or you may be able to get one from your local electronic parts store. Keep in mind that a blown TCO is usually caused by a thermostat not working properly, so if it continues to blow, you will also have to replace the thermostat. If replacing the thermostat be careful not to break the stem holding the thermostat, it could be rather brittle from the heat. Hope this solves the problem, and good luck. (01/06/2007)
Do you need the service and parts manual? Click on the following link:
Here you'll find electrical diagrams and disassembly instructions along with part numbers.
By Rafael L.