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Hi, I have a Rowenta 050 Superpress Steam iron (with a boiler base filled with water). Well, I actually have 2 now. Just bought one on ebay represented as working fine, but the steam mechanism doesn't work. The water boils & the iron heats, but when you press the button on the iron handset, there is not a hint of steam coming from the holes on the iron. (The problem with my first iron is too much water leaking out of the holes!) -- so, if anyone has any advice (for either problem), I would greatly appreciate it. I absolutely love this iron (when it's working), Many thanks!! Kate

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I borrowed my mothers and I feel goofy because I can't get the top off... Can someone help me out???
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Can you remove the steam button if you can fill with water heat to maximum and holding over sink remove steam button rod this will clean the steam traks but be careful this gets very hot.

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Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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Hi, It is likely you have too much residual water in the iron or have mineral deposits from the tap water you have been using. Rowenta recommends that you use clear filtered drinking or bottled water only. I believe them because the system uses brass & aluminum throughout, so salts or acids would cause corrosion. To clean the system totally, after each ironing session before I put it away, I remove the blue reservoir completely, and run the burst of steam several times until the boiler is empty, and red light indicates it is out of water. I shut the power off and unplug. Wait at least an hour or so, access the boiler tank plug on side & if it is cool to the touch, remove it using a coin (quarter), drain and flush the tank several times with the cleaning tube that came with unit or filtered/drinking bottled water several times over the kitchen sink. Finally, drain all the water completely out of the boiler (I leave the plug & cover off to making sure it is completely dry before putting everything back together, ready for the next time). After several use cycles of the above should clear out the debris. My 1st experience with a used DG980 had exactly the same problem. P.S. before ironing the first article, use several bursts of steam away from the ironing board surface to clear out any standing water that was is in the system. Hope this helps :O)

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

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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.

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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Sounds like the Steam control valve is blocked or not opening. try cleaning the iron with a kit from wallmart or similar store. Failing that :It may be cheaper to buy a new one from wallmart or similar store.

Posted on Aug 04, 2009

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I know it's a silly question but are you pressing the trigger in the handle? If you are then the solenoid valve may have failed

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