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Rowenta iron with blinking light

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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  • maryschultz5 Sep 11, 2008

    I assume the auto shut-off keeps shutting the iron off and on. This is my second Rowenta. I love the iron but it should last longer than this.

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    Same issue. I'll try hitting it to "free"

  • ma_stevenson Mar 06, 2009

    Yep...same for me, only it got to where smacking did not work either. Only thing that worked was to take it apart and re-assemble. For some reason that almost always got the ball free...at least until it was plugged in and the ball switch activated the "cut-off" timer again.



    My final "brute force" fix was to bypass the control unit entirely. The thermostat is in the base element, so it still works fine. I even rewired one light to show when the element is on. The only loss is that there is no safety shutoff now...but at least it irons! Good luck & best to you.

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