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Iron No Longer Heats Up

Iron not functioning. Auto Shut-Off light does not illuminate and sole plate does not heat up when turned on. Iron stopped functioning. No previous problems with iron.

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    Iron only heats for 30 seconds then shuts off. Shaking does not help. After several minutes it will activate and then shut off after 30 seconds.

  • curvesideas Dec 05, 2008

    I have the same problem, the iron is only 5 months old.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    Iron heats up then goes on and then off again

  • pattycake999 Jan 31, 2009

    My iron does not heat up. The light come on and goes off. I have tried shaking it but it does not help. The light comes on some times for 2-3 seconds and then cuts off.

  • Joy Braxton Jul 18, 2013

    Does any one have a solution to the problem? My iron does not heat up and the light does not illuminate at all.

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Recommended solution, gently shake, did not work.

Considering the iron was at a minimum two years old, I decided to purchase another Rowenta. I found the recommended solution documented on a FAQ sheet enclosed with the new iron.

I actually own another Rowenta iron (I now have three) that has the same issue. I will send one iron, the one manufactured in Germany, to a Rowenta Service Center to see if can be repaired - it was the first Rowenta iron I purchased and it provided several good years of service.

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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