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Turns on, flashes yellow but never heats up

The yellow just keeps flashing but it never changes and never heats up.

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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.

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Just been through this with a Rowenta DM-890 for the second time.
Problem: as with many handheld tools the cord endures a lot of flexing and wires break at the flex point. The swivelling ball makes it look like this will never happen. Truth is, that the bending of wires occurs inside the handle.
First fix for us was a complete cord and sensor assembly
Cord/Power Supply - ( RS-UL4336 ) Fixed it the first time for about $35 for part.
Next break in cord; Tracked it down and shortened the cord, removing the break.
Last and most frustrating was " still no heating"
Open up again and found that I had not pushed the soleplate plug fully home 'til it snapped into place.
Result victory and very happy wife.
She loves this iron! I gather it does a dream job.
The cord will no doubt break again in about one year.
It's a tough fix for Rowenta designers ;
If they put sliding contacts in place of the swivel ball;
They would be faced with the contacts;
--getting wet while filling or fluid handling shocking hazard)
--getting dust and fluff in them (fire danger)
Only thing I can think of is a super flexible cord conductor material.
Repair advice: be aware of the point where the flexing of the conductors occurs and prepared to back in there again.
Update 2016-07-07;
The cord did indeed break again inside the handle just below the ball swivel point.
Solution for last year was to glue the swivelling ball so that the cord did not flex inside the handle.
The cord is stiffened outside the handle to keep it from flexing so much and it's hanging in there.

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