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Iron won't heat up!!!

Sometimes the orange light is on - most of the time it seems that there is a electrical short or something because it won't stay on. I am trying to iron right now and it won't stay on! I have tried other electrical outlets in my house and it still won't light up.............so obviously the problem is with this iron. Please help! I know this iron was pretty expensive and it should deliver what it promised!

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  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    I have the same problem. The ****** won't stay on. I have started using my sunbeam iron again. I thought it was just my iron, but seems this is a problem.

  • Etkellam Mar 26, 2009

    I have the same problem. This is the 2nd Rowenta iron that I have had this problem and will be the last!

  • maggiem683 Apr 08, 2009

    After about 2 or more years of no problems with this iron, suddenly it doesnt work. I have tried other outlets in the apartment without success. After a few minutes of leaving it plugged in, the 'on' light flickers, but still doesnt heat up. It was very expensive, and I didnt expect this to happen. Thanks.

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A lot of rowenta irons have a safety or auto shutoff built in them that fails. The only way I have found to fix them is to disassemble it and permanently connect the switch then it works fine, just does not auto shut off.

Posted on Mar 06, 2009

  • SkindyLu Sep 08, 2011

    I'd like to bypass this switch also. Which wires to I snip and which do I leave connected so I can still adjust the temperature. Thanks much.

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If you go to use your Electric Iron and it does not work you may be wondering what could have gone wrong. Actually there are only a few things that can go wrong with this handy little appliance.

The first thing to check is to make sure that you actually have electric power getting to the steam iron. Many times the problem is simply caused by a tripped circuit breaker, a faulty outlet, a worn or broken plug on the end of the cord, or in some cases, a fuse that is in the plug. Another common problem is for the cord of the clothing iron to break at the point where it enters the handle of the iron. By checking that you have power actually getting to the internal parts of the electric iron, you eliminate one set of common problems.

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This should give you a basic troubleshooting guide for home electric irons and steam irons. As you can see, there are not many parts that can fail and troubleshooting the few parts that can fail, is relatively simple with a basic electric meter.

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Here is a tip that I wrote about Electric Irons and why they do not heat....

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Heatman101 posted this on the site......

"If you go to use your Electric Iron and it does not work you may be wondering what could have gone wrong. Actually there are only a few things that can go wrong with this handy little appliance.

The first thing to check is to make sure that you actually have electric power getting to the steam iron. Many times the problem is simply caused by a tripped circuit breaker, a faulty outlet, a worn or broken plug on the end of the cord, or in some cases, a fuse that is in the plug. Another common problem is for the cord of the clothing iron to break at the point where it enters the handle of the iron. By checking that you have power actually getting to the internal parts of the electric iron, you eliminate one set of common problems.

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