How do I open a Weller MT1501 soldering iron?

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Midsomerdave

Joined May 23, 2014
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Any ideas how this opens anyone? My wire has got chopped off and is too short to join.
Nigh on £250 for a new one so your help would be more than welcome. Thank you, Dave.
(No offence meant but please, no guesses!)
Weller MT1501.jpg
 

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Midsomerdave

Joined May 23, 2014
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Hey, thanks Wolframore, that's great info. I'm actually in the UK but I'll contact them and see what they can do. Cheers....will let you know if solved.
 

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Midsomerdave

Joined May 23, 2014
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Yeah, that's a classic example of Weller deviousness. There's 3 screws on the heater base of that iron and you think it's easy to open....but you can't until you remove the lattice cable strain relief by squeezing it over two little lugs (not easy) and THEN you have to push a screwdriver up into the handle to get the black cable holder back past the locking lug in the handle! I guess there's a lot of money to be made from repairs eh? :)
 
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