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Rowenta DX-8800 will not heat. Location of heating element?

I opened the Rowenta DX-8800 so that I could replace the heating element but cannot locate it. Where is the heating element located within the iron and what does it look like? Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    i have a dx8600 bought from costco.while ironing, the heat stops.this iron is only 1 year old. this should not happen.nothing smells burning inside

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The heating element is incorporated in the base. Rarely is the heating element bad. Its usually a connection or control problem. You cannot just replace the heating element.

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