[sdiy] Solder stops flowing all of a sudden?

charlie wallace charlie at finitemonkeys.com
Wed Jan 22 00:14:59 CET 2014

lack of flux?

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 3:09 PM, Karl Ekdahl <elektrodwarf at yahoo.se> wrote:
> Hi list, so i've stumbled on this peculiar thing where my solder stops flowing all of a sudden. It melts, but doesn't become liquid, it sort of becomes "old" immediately the way solder becomes if its been on your tip for too long - giving horrible crack-ily joints. It seems my iron is keeping its heat and the tip is brand new, i seem to recall stumbling upon this before and it was a roll of solder that was bum halfway through.. rings any bells? Not sure what to do, buy another roll of solder? Is my iron going?
> Thanks
> Karl
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