Hello My name is Ian ~ I am not on the site constantly so please be patient whilst waiting for responses to you queries
The baseplate including the heating element comes as a complete unit at about £72, the only other thing is the regulator which may be faulty, to be sure which is faulty you will have to take the steam iron apart and check out the continuity across the element and check that power is getting to the element via the regulator. It might in the long run be cheaper to buy another iron. Would you kindly rate the information I have given to You by using the smiley faces below this will allow you to ask any further question on a free of charge basis ~ Ian
I already understood that as I am an electrical engineer. What I really wanted to know was how to get into these areas of the iron.
OK you didn't make that clear, give me a moment and I will send you a link to the parts diagram which will show you how to get in to the iron ~~
Herewith as mentioned the ispl for you model which will allow you to see its breakdown and spares available ~ kindly now rate my service using the smiley faces below, once this is done you can ask further questions on a foc basis. Ian
~~ http://www.bosch-home.co.uk/store/spareparts/search ~~ just put the model number in and it will take you to the respective page.
That's fine thanks