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A vaporella steam iron stopped working

I have a vaporella steam iron. the iron itself will not heat up. it is as though no power is getting into it. cannot buy a tool that will enable me to open the stand/base of the iron to get in and repair it. also water is leaking out of the base.does anyone know what firm might repair this? Fiona

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Sears sells a screwdriver set (47486 is written on the handle) that has a lot of non-standard drivers. There is one on there that will fit the nuts on this unit.

Also, I used a rubber tube from an Auto parts store to replace the cracked hose. I figured the Automotive hosing was designed to withstand the heat of an engine. So, it should work on this iron.

Bring the cracked iron hose with you to the auto parts store.

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I just removed the two screws on the bottom of the cord winder and made the screws tight again, works like a charm.

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I have purchased two Rowenta irons. Both have the problem with water leakage. The entire iron looses all of it's water....both in the stand up position and the sitting down position. This happened after a couple of months for both items. I contacted Rowenta and they never responded. I will never purchase another item from them. Obviously, the irons must be defective. I'm going to contact consumer affairs.

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the temperature is not set correctly for the fabric.

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