Repairing a Singer Magic Steam Press

November 18, 2014

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.

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November 21, 2019

Does anybody have instructions or a manual in how to open up the ESP2 Magic Steam? I need to access the PCB and fix that as well as the metal plate (top). I opened a screw too far and the holder dropped.

Please help.


November 21, 20191 found this helpful
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You can find the manual on the Singer website. Here is the link - Otherwise, download the PDF file to your computer. This is the link - On YouTube they do have a video you can watch.

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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 caroline ely from Channel Islands


August 20, 20090 found this helpful

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.

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August 21, 20090 found this helpful

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.

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August 24, 20090 found this helpful

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.

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July 13, 20100 found this helpful

On its own circuit, no power.

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Would anyone know where I can obtain a user manual for a Magic Steam Press model MSP7?

Thank you in advance for any assistance.

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March 19, 2012

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.

By Richard


March 20, 20120 found this helpful

I got the following from google. Singer Steam Press ESP2 like magic you will zip through the ironing.

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March 20, 20120 found this helpful

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

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August 20, 20160 found this helpful

I have a singer magic press 4 with a broken off and on switch I need to replace it where do I go to get a replacement

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April 13, 2020

I have a Singer steam press table top presser. The dry iron does work, the steam does not. Any ideas how to fix that?

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August 13, 2017

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.


August 13, 20170 found this helpful

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.

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August 14, 20170 found this helpful

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.

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August 14, 20170 found this helpful

You might have sediment clogging it up. Take it to the sink and disassemble. Unscrew the small drainage valve on the side at the bottom and flush through with clean cold water.

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April 26, 2014

Which resistor or fuse do I need to replace? Board #201762

By P. Groves


July 15, 20140 found this helpful

Off and on switch burned up.

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March 22, 2020

Suddenly the arm can not be pulled down during use or to lock. Can I repair this? It is a Singer MSP 2.

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September 1, 2016

How can one open/dismantle the steam press? Which screws and switches need to be removed and in what order?


August 10, 20170 found this helpful

I would start with Singer website online and download their user manual and instructions. You can find the site here:

Here is a link to a direct PDF file download from Singer:

There is also a video on YouTube that shows you how to repair your steam press.

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June 19, 2016

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.


August 14, 20170 found this helpful

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.

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October 29, 2015

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?

Thank you.

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October 8, 2015

I'm also trying to find info on repairing my Steam Press.

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April 8, 2015

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.

By Finola

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September 20, 2013

Where can I have my presser repaired in the Washington, DC area?

By Willie D


September 21, 20130 found this helpful

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.

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August 13, 2013

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.

By Isabell


August 15, 20130 found this helpful

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.

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