For no apparent reason, the temperature control dial will no longer move beyond the "silk" setting, although the iron does seem clearly to get hotter than it should for silk. I emailed Rowenta support concerning the problem, but have heard nothing (it's been about a month). Helpful advice greatly appreciated! Thanks.
I have this problem with my iron stopping at synthetics. The light is green until I move it past that point, then it turns yellow and shuts off. I think this happens because water is left in the iron, or someone dropped it. Letting the iron dry out, then trying about 10 times to gently slide it past synthetics makes it work. I think the water leaks into the system and shorts it out. Not great design. Hope that helps.
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If the temperature dial is not set high enough, or the thermostat is faulty and setting the cut-off temperature too low, some steam irons will fill up their steam chamber in their soleplates completely with water and stop steaming, until the temperature returns above what's needed to continously generate steam.
Household irons can drip and spit out liquid water from the holes in the metal sole plate instead of producing steam if you have set the temperature too low. The obvious remedy is to increase the temperature, but this setting is not appropriate for all types of fabric. For example, the highest setting is generally recommended for removing wrinkles from cotton garments, and the lowest setting is generally safe for silk garments. Using the iron and its steam functions as the manufacturer intended can reduce or eliminate dripping. If that doesn't solve your problem, consider additional steam iron troubleshooting.
Not a solution, but a word of caution. I have purchased several Rowentas, one more expensive than the previous one; all of them leaked. This time it went beyond a wet ironing board, there were sparks in the water tank near the temperature light. From the comments it seems the fix is GE.
The thermostat in the iron controls the temperature of the iron. The red light indicates when the power applied to heat the iron which is set by the temperature dial on the iron. When it reaches the correct temperature the thermostat turn off the power and that is when the red light switches off.
Switch light goes on when pressed but goes off if... OR iron does not heat at all even pressing the button to turn it on continually.
Don't understand which one question you are asking
But if there is no heat at all after switching it on, it needs to go to iron heaven but be sure to cut the plug of the end, Saftey reasons at the dump. BUT if lights are coming on the iron is working. the large dial on the water filler is temperature control. Turn this around to cotton or linen.
The light will come on and off while in use, it allows you to know that the iron has cooled and is going back to your select temperature( on the large dial)
Make sure that you use water in the iron as it will aid your ironing and make it quicker. Make sure that the iron temperature dial on the water filler is at the correct temperature for the item that you are ironing.
Hope this helps
SELF CLEANINGIt is important to “Self Clean” the iron at least every two weeksto remove scale, calcium, etc. The harder the water, the more often the iron should be self cleaned.1. Set the variable steam control dial to any steam position.2. Fill the water tank up to the “MAX” level.3. Stand the iron on its heel. Plug the iron into the electrical outlet.4.Press the electronic temperature control button until you get the “MAX” temperature setting on the display panel and wait until the iron heats up and temperature setting light stops flashing.5. Turn the variable steam control dial all the way to the right to the self-cleaning position and hold the iron horizontally over the sink (Fig. 8).6. Boiling water and steam will now be ejected from the holes in the soleplate. The impurities and scale are washed away with it. 7. Move the iron back and forth as this happens.8. If there is any water left in the water tank after the iron stops steaming, just empty the remaining water in a sink following the instructions for emptying the iron. 9.Turn the variable steam control dial to the “0” position when the water tank is empty.10.Place the iron back upright on its heel to cool down before storing.
I can tell you the stem rod for the steam control is choke or faulty. These prevent the water going onto the sole plate that why no steam.You've to send for servicing at your nearest repair shop or agent.