Question about Rowenta Powerglide DE011 Iron with Auto Shut-off
On my iron, the blinking light indicates that auto-off is engaged. If you haven't given up on it yet, have you tried smacking it really hard to see if you can free the ball? The only thing that seems to get mine going again is to take it apart and put it back together again. I don't know why, but I guess all that shaking frees the ball and it works again...for a while. Once it starts working, if I leave it upright it keeps working. Good luck!
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Yes, my rowenta model DX6700 is also leaking from the heal. I bought this iron after having a GE for ten years because I thought it would iron my clothes better. I've had it less than two years. How frustrating!!!!!!
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
Inside the iron is a piece of thermal metal the is supposed to make contact with a small ceramic pin with a metal cap on it. I think this was intended to be a safety device but they fail and the iron will not heat up. The part does not seem to be available so easiest way to fix is to put a small bead of glue on the housing that forces this to make contact.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
This is a problem with a lot of Rowenta irons. It is the auto shut off that is not working properly and the only way to fix it is to have it disassembled and the switch hardwired to be on whenever the iron it plugged in. It is a thermal metal switch and it just stops working and then the iron will not turn on and the yellow light blinks.
Posted on Mar 06, 2009
As long as it's not a coated surface - plain steel - get 0000 steelwool to rub it with. It will take some elbow grease but it will work to clean and (almost) polish the surface.
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
Fill it with a mix of 50% white vinegar and 50% water. Let it set for 30 minutes and steam it out for about 2 minutes. Unplug it and dump it. After it cools colpletely, fill it with water and steam it out. The rust is coming from your water supply, not the iron.
Posted on Oct 06, 2009
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If you start ironing with it, does it come back on? It usually doesn't take long for auto-shut-off irons to turn themselves off--a few minutes in the upright postion, and about 30 seconds if left sitting in the down position. Once you start the ironing motion, it should come back on.
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