Question about Rowenta Effective DX1700 Iron with Auto Shut-off

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Premature shutting off

Iron works OK for 1 minute, " auto" light flickers and iron cools off.

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  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2008

    It blinks and shuts off

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2008

    This answer is not helpful, there is obviously something wrong with the auto shut off system. Pulling the power to the iron makes it come back on, but only for another minute.

  • hatewrinkles Apr 30, 2008

    I have the same problem and the solution given does not help at all! Obviously we are moving the iron if we are trying to use it and the iron is cooling off. I plug mine in, the light comes on and it starts to heat up. After about 30 seconds, the red light starts blinking and the iron cools off. In order to iron a dress shirt, I had to plug and unplulg the iron at least 10 times to do a good enough job. This is my 2nd Rowenta iron in 1 year with the same problem. Can anyone offer a useful solution? Thanks!

  • poppac May 06, 2008

    Having same problem. Iron is prematurely shutting off, despite the fact that it is being moved, shaken, etc.

  • Kaitlyn0922 May 10, 2008

    While I'm ironing, it just turns off. I've tried plugging and unplugging - to no avail. The outlet works with a radio, so it's not the electricity.

  • legalone May 28, 2008

    This is the second Rowenta Effective iron that I will return for a refund. I bought the first Effective iron and the problem occurred, so I returned it for another one. Now, after 60 days, the same problem has occurred with the new iron. My husband was ironing his shirt this morning and all of a sudden the heat was gone and the auto shut-off light was flashing away. When he dumped out the water it was brown. Too bad, we really liked the iron, but we will not purchase another one. I have not notified Rowenta about this problem as I do not have time to return it for repair. Judging by the other posts, there is a problem with this model iron and the automatic shut-off button.

  • Hermitwo Jun 01, 2008

    I've had this iron almost two years and for the first time, it shut off while my husband was ironing his shirt and shorts. All the lights come on but no heat. Please let me know what I should try to do.

  • bekitembaa Jul 16, 2008

    dx1900 same problem won't reset unless power is reset. then the same, heats up 1 time then blinks with no heat.autoshut of not responding

  • bekitembaa Jul 16, 2008

    tell me how to replace or wire around auto-shutoff. this should include taking apart and re-assemble. dx1900

  • badre03 Jul 25, 2008

    It stays hot for a couple minutes then the red light blinks and the iron cools off.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    i am havin the exact same problem. if there is no true remedy how to i go about gettin a exchange or refund. i do not have my receipt or box it cam in

  • Iron Woman May 11, 2010

    I have tried all of your suggestions but no heat - just proper lights are displayed. Obviously, others are having the same problem with their irons. You should either replace them or take them off the market as you are advertising them to be the best product when in fact they do not last.



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Hi have a nice day! Ensure that the unit is tightly plugged into a working outlet.
Some units are equipped with our patented Motion Smart Auto Off technology. Moving the iron will cause it to begin to reheat.

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  2. Use a toothpick or pipe cleaner to remove buildup in the steam vents, making sure the debris doesn't fall into the vents.
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I agree.

It is probably a loose screw (if you shake the iron, you may hear it rattle).. The iron is most likely good, just needs a 5 minute repair.

If you want to do it, or find someone to do it:
1. UNPLUG the iron.
2. remove the 4 screws from the back end of the iron.
3. Open the back plastic plate.
4. There will be a wire with a loose screw; tighten it.
5. There may be a broken wire near the screw; if so, remove the eyelet that is on the screw. put the screw back on and wrap the broken wire end onto the screw and tighten.
6. Replace the back plate.
7. Plug back in and use for a few more years.

Hope this helps!

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