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8 in 1 Heat Press Machine Manual Timer! How to Set It, Start It, and Stop It (VIDEO)

If you have an 8-in-1 heat press the manual timer may be causing you some issues. If the timer isn't starting, it keeps beeping, won't turn off...there's a reason. 

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The reason is it's a manual timer, not an automatic timer that starts when the heat press closes.  This tutorial will walk through step by step on how to set the time and temperature and then start the timer on the 8-in-1 heat press.

A 15"x 15" 8-in-1 heat press is different than a single function press in that it has various attachments.  The control panel on the main press acts as the control panel for each of the attachments along with the main flat press.  

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No matter which attachment you are using, you will set the timer and temperature directly on the control panel. 

Start by attaching the heating cable from the attachment you want to use to the main control panel. Plug in the heat press to a power source and flip the large red power button on the side.

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How to Set the 8-in-1 Heat Press Temperature

On the control panel click the Set button. The numbers next to SV will flash. Use the up and down arrows to adjust to the correct temperature depending on the material you are going to be heat pressing.  

Once the temperature is where you want it, click "Set" again. 

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How to Set the 8-in-1 Heat Press Timer

The number next to SV will start flashing again - this time it's to set the timer.  Again, use the up and down arrows to adjust to the correct amount of pressing time.  

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Once both the time and temperature are set, hold down the Set button for 1-3 seconds until the time and current temperature are displayed.  In this example, the press is currently 77 degrees F (indicated by the small F) and the timer is set for 53 seconds (indicated by the small S).

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Now you just need to wait until the heat press comes up to speed.  The temperature setting will climb.

When the heat press comes up to full temperature you are ready to press. 

On a standard single-function press when you close the top and pull down the handle it triggers the timer to start. But because of all the different attachments, the 8-in-1 press doesn't know which attachment you're using so closing the handle does not trigger the timer. The timer needs to be manually started by pressing the red button on the side. 

How to Start the Timer on 8-in-1 Heat Press

After you place the substrate into the press sand close the handle, hit the small round red button on the right side to start the timer. 

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The timer will begin counting down. When the time is up, the timer will beep. It will keep beeping until you click the round red button again to stop the timer. This will also add a unit to the counter. 

Check out this quick video to see how to set and use the timer on the Swing Design 8-in-1 heat press



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