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Unless you are really good with miniature parts and can have the patience to open and repair, I suggest you buy a replacement cord/socket assembly. it should still be available, afterall it is a common problem. Just about any appliance repait place will do this for you , or yiu can order the assembly and do it yourself. Good -luck,Macgivor
I drilled out the nubs in the center of the screws. removed the screws, and took off the back plate. The problem is that the cord seems to be abraiding when it swivels, and eventually wears thru. It seems like a fire hazard and should be looked into by Rowena. Anyway, I cut out the damaged cord and reattached it. Problem fixed..
The back comes straight off. All you need to do is take a small screwdriver and pry against the bottom metal piece, then it should start to come off. Make sure you take it off carefully so as not to break anything. Pry evenly all around the plastic end cap until it comes off.
After that, you can replace the cord. It's connected via two crimp caps. Easy to replace. Just make SURE you purchase a cord rated for an iron.. DO NOT clip the plug end from an extension cord or similar and use it. The iron uses 16 gauge HEATER CORD. Easy to find, but you could melt your power cord and possibly cause a fire if you don't replace it with the correct type.
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.
I always purchase your Product and Irons. I like your product very much. so please provide me with address to sent this Iron back for repair. It has always made the lights in the room whenever I Iron go on and off. Also shuts off and on during ironing, then and water leaks from the iron. " Please Help"