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Trigger button broke during ironing. What to do?????

While ironing, the trigger just quit working. Now it is loose and sloppy. The button doesn't work anymore. No way to make the steam come out. What to do???? Is it worth trying to fix or should I just get an entire new unit???

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The fix is easy, order the trigger that has an actuating tab that is probably broken off. Gently pry up the blue cushion from the front to the back near the cord and you will see the tab lying over the switch. I order my parts from the Rowenta Region Service Center below:

California Electric Service in Concord CA (it is the only Rowenta repair station in California) go to either of the following addresses:
their website is: http://www.californiaelectricservice.com/
or tech service: service@californiaelectricservice.com

Keep us informed as you resolve and solve the problem. It is a fine machine and well worth the repair.

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

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