I know this is off topic, but don't know who else to ask. Basically I tried using my soldering iron today, a Xytronic LF-1000, http://www.howardelectronics.com/xytronic/LF1000.html
Although it is turning on fine and the display seems to work but there is very little heat coming from the iron tip. I also notice that the heat selection knob doesnt seem to affect the temp display panel, so I can only hazard a guess that somehow one of the components that affect the heating control have died. The last time I used it was about 2 weeks ago and it was working fine then, but today no more.
So the question is, is it worth trying to fix it or get it fixed, or if anyone knows what might be the problem could they let me know? Or finally if its not worth fixing, can anyone recommend a good soldering iron for simple tech work, not too expensive but good value for money?
Thanks very much for any help