Why Isn't My Heat Press Heating Up or Going Above 122° Fahrenheit?

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(The video above shows you how to fix the heating issue with your heat press).  

In most cases, when your heat press is not heating up properly or can’t go past 122 F°, it’s because of a recent software update where the main issue lies with an internal setting that was reset. In this case, you will need to go into the control panel to update the temperature settings with the correct values. 

To change your settings, follow these steps 

  1. Press on the Settings icon on the top right. It looks like a cog wheel.  
  2. Press “Language” and choose “Chinese.”  
  3. Press the icon on the top left to go back.  
  4. You will now be on a menu screen with five buttons/options. Press the one on the top right.  
  5. Then, when you reach the menu screen with two options, press the button on the right.   
  6. Press the icon on the top left to go back.  
  7. You should be back on the menu screen with five buttons/options. Press the bottom left part of the screen, then the bottom right part, then the bottom left part again, and finally the bottom right part again.  
  8. This should open a secret menu where you can adjust the temperature. On the left part of the menu, go to the second white box, input the number “220” and press “ENTER.”  
  9. Then press the button at the bottom right, which will take you to the main menu.  
  10. Press on the Settings icon on the top right. It looks like a cog wheel.  
  11. Press button on the top left.  
  12. You will now reach a menu screen with three options. Press the first button at the top. This should change the language back to English.  
  13. Press the Settings button on the top left corner and select “Temperature.”  
  14. Choose “Fahrenheit.”  
  15. Press the Settings button on the top left corner to take you to the main Settings menu.  
  16. Last, press the “Home” button on the top left corner to take you back to the main screen.  

Other potential problems with your machine: 

Check Your Electric Supply: 

Heat presses require a good amount of electricity in order to operate properly, and the bigger the heat press is, the more watts it will require to power it.  

In general, there are 3 items you can check if your heat press is not performing as expected: 

  • Overloaded Electric Circuit 
  • Undersized Circuit Breaker 
  • Broken or Damaged Heating Elements 

Overloaded Circuits Can Cause a Heat Press to Heat Slowly: 

An overloaded circuit could definitely cause your heat press to take a long time to heat up, and in some cases, it may cause it to never reach the high 300s or 400° required for sublimation. 

Replacing Parts and Critical Components 

Depending on what heat press you have, some parts can be replaced and swapped for new ones. We recommend this because it’s a lot cheaper than buying a brand-new heat press. However, in order to qualify for this service, please make sure you have a warranty on your heat press. 

Need Additional Assistance? 

After inspecting your heat press... 

If your machine is still not heating up properly, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for further assistance via email at service@ricoma.com or by visiting our support page at www.ricoma.com/US/support. 

 

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Need additional help?
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for further assistance via email at service@ricoma.com or by visiting our support page at www.ricoma.com/US/support.