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The wiring in the Rowenta DX8800 is ****. I fixed it once, shortly after it was out of the pitiful 1 yr warranty, and today it cratered again. When I opened it up, the factory connector was MELTED. My wire nut connection from where it had come apart earlier was still perfect. This unit is exactly four years old. I guess Rowenta figured they could live off their reputation.

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SOURCE: Repairing a Rowenta DX8800

It sounds to me like the thermal cutoff switch has blown. Irons have these as a safety device similar to a fuse to protect against fire in the event the iron gets too hot. These are not very costly to replace. Here is a link to where you can buy them:

http://www.welco.com.cn/?gclid=CJiWv7TN2ZQCFQpzHgodl1LXQQ

, Make sure you get one of the exact same cutoff point as the one designed for your Iron. If you put in a higher temp device it will be harder to blow but will make the iron dangerous as it may cause a fire if it over heats. Some shady repair men will just bypass this and the iron will work again fine but this is a dangerous practice as it directly puts you of danger. If you do have it repaired at a shop demand for the old thermal cutoff from your unit when you drop it off so the tech will know you know what is wrong with it and that you will check to make sure that it has really been changed. This will also not give him the chance to over charge you when he knows you know it is only a 1 dollar part and easy to change.
This device is very easy to change, If you can open your iron you could easily do this yourself. The part, as you will see on the site where you buy them, only has 2 wires one comming out of each end. You simply cut out the old 1 and replace it with the new one. You do not even have to worry which end goes where. It is like a fuse, it works the same either direction. You have to buy some wire crimp connector to connect it, you can not just solder it in due to the heat in the iron. In a pinch you could just securely twist the ends of the leads with the leads from the old cutoff if you clip the leads from the old cutoff real close to the device. This will leave you with plenty of wire to get a good twist. I always use the crimp connectors so it looks more professional.
Anyway, I hope you found this to be helpful and if you need more help feel free to ask me. I will stay with you on this until we have it fixed.
George

Posted on Jul 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Mold

First with the iron cold fill the reservoir with white vinegar.  I would let this sit for a few hours and then pour the vinegar out of the iron. I would do this a couple of times until you see the mold is removed from reservoir. Next fill again with vinegar and run the iron on the steam setting, steaming a clean rag or towel until all of the vinegar is steamed out of the reservoir.  The vinegar will also remove any mineral deposits built up in the iron.
Next rinse the reservoir by filling it with water and emptying it completely a few times.  Follow this by filling it completely with water again and setting the iron to steam setting.  Use another clean rag or towel and steam it until all of the water has been steamed out of the reservoir.
In the future make sure to completely empty your iron after every use to prevent mineral build up and mold growth

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

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SOURCE: how do I clean a rowenta DX8800 iron that leaves deposits on my g

Use a white vinegar and distilled water solution in the iron, but don't do any clothes with it. Let it soak for a while, then heat the iron and let it blow out any debris. Fill again with distilled water, shake well, and let it steam out. Do this again until there is no vinegar smell coming out. If you use only distilled water, you should have no further problems like this.

Posted on Sep 18, 2009

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SOURCE: wiring diagram for Rowenta DE-05

I took the iron apart for cleaning and installing a new cord and neglected to note which wire goes where. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for this iron?

Posted on Sep 26, 2010

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SOURCE: rowenta DX9080. how to disable auto shut off?

When the Auto off light is flashing it denote the Auto-off has engaged. Move the iron or shake gently to reactivate.

If your iron is equipped with auto-off and the iron is not moved while it is plugged in, an internal safety switch will turn it off. It will turn off in 8 minutes if left vertically or in 30 seconds if left on its soleplate or tipped over.

The auto-off light will remain on and lit during ironing. The light will flash when the auto-off feature has engaged. To deactivate feature, move the iron or shake it gently. Wait until iron is fully reheated before use.

Auto off is not an on/off switch. Always unplug the iron when not in use.

Posted on Jul 06, 2011

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