Why are my straighteners not working?
There are several reasons why your flat iron will not turn on. Check the cord for any frayed or exposed wires. If that is fine, it could either be a faulty on/off switch or a blown fuse. See our troubleshooting guide here for more information.
What does it mean when your straightener is blinking?
“A good flat iron has a blinking light that tells you when the ideal temperature is reached. The indicator will also tell you when it’s time to start hunting for a new one. “If the light blinks often while in use, your iron has stopped holding heat and is on its way out.”
Why do my ghd straighteners keep flashing red?
Also known as the ghd red light of death, a permanent or red flashing light on a ghd platinum hair straightener is a common fault with the ghd platinum hair straightener model S8T261. If your ghd has this problem and will not heat up then there is an error with the PCB which will need upgrading.
Why is my ghd flashing red and beeping?
It’s normal for the straightener to flash solid red as soon as you turn the switch on. It will then beep and start flashing as soon as it’s hot and this tells you it’s ready to be used.
How do you fix GHDS that beeps?
If your GHDs are constantly beeping and wont heat up, before you book a repair let the straighteners warm up to above 11 degrees and they should then work properly. If you are in a rush to use them then they can be placed on a radiator for a short period of time or gently heated with a hairdryer.
How do you know when you need a new straightener?
If you think your straightener might be on its last legs, take a look at these signs:
- Snagging hair and scratched plates. Sometimes, after years of use, your straightener will begin to develop scratched plates or tiny dent marks in the plates.
- Takes a long time to straighten your hair.
- Spooky temperature settings.
Do straighteners go bad?
Well, even though they’re electrical, one expert says that hair straighteners can and do expire – and you should be replacing them much more frequently than you might expect. ‘Out of date irons aren’t always true temperature, which can often burn the hair,’ Jackie adds.