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New rowenta effective iron that doesn't heat and steam correctly

My new rowenta effective iron is not working as it should. It doesn't heat when a light on the side is not on. My book says this light is a water indicator but I think it is a sensor of some kind. I have shaken iron , added water turned fabric dial up pluged and repluged to get it on. It has taken me as long as 5 miniutes to get it on. I don.t like it at all.
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Re: new rowenta effective iron that doesn't heat and...

Don't use distilled water-I had same problem. It was built to use regular water. Solved problem

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