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The white wire from power cord connects to what position in the connection block? it looks like it goes into bottom right hole along with the red wire that goes to bottom heating plate , but the black wire from power cord looks like it goes into top right hole which does not seem correct.

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  • luckyjrm Sep 01, 2010

    model dg5030

  • luckyjrm Sep 02, 2010

    i have not hear from you so i am not sure if you received my reply to your question concerning model.

    model DG5030

  • luckyjrm Sep 04, 2010

    the way it is now is; first space on right in connector block has yellow on top and yellow on bottom. second slot on top small red wire going to trigger on handle, green from power cord and on bottom two blue wires, and third slot on top is black from power cord but have two white wires left. one goes to heating base the other white is from power cord. it looks like thy go to the lower slot in connector but can the white wire in power cord connect to black wire from power cord?

  • luckyjrm Sep 04, 2010

    the way it is now is; first slot in connection block top is yellow goes to light, bottom yellow goes inside iron to thermostate

    second slot top small red goes to trigger also in that slot is green from power cord. bottom second slot two blues ,one goes to trigger the other goes inside iron to thermostate third slot top is black wire from power cord. which leave me with white wire in power cord and red wire to heating base. do these two wires go into bottom third slot? that does not seem correct since black and white would be connected together, but there is no other place to put them.

  • luckyjrm Sep 04, 2010

    the power cord does not have a ground prong.

  • luckyjrm Sep 06, 2010

    i have a towenta steamer. model DG5030. i need the wiring diagrahm or instructions on where the wires are connectd inside the iron part of the sreamer. the cord from the steam reservoir
    has the steam hose and a power cord with green,black, and white wire. i need to know how they are connected in the back of the iron.



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Electrical color coding differs from country to country. But most universal is the red and black wires. The red and black wires go to the bottom holes. Red stands for live while black is used for Neutral any other wire which might be encountered usually represents the earth cable in your case the white one and this usually goes to the top. The connection block differs also from country to country so i am sorry i can not say specifically where the red and black goes but they can always be used interchangeably as they cause no harm. Hope this solution has been helpful?

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Power cord wiring standard:

  • Green : Earth
  • White : Neutral
  • Black : Live/phase
These 3 wires should not be connected together at all.

Posted on Sep 06, 2010

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    Rene Rossouw Sep 06, 2010

    Please do not attempt to plug this unit into the wall socket if your homes' wiring is not fitted with earth leakage detection. Unplug other electrical appliances(radio, tv, computer, fridge) from their wall sockets before plugging in this unit. This will prevent damage from surges caused by the possible tripping of the earth leakage.
    Judging by your comments there are only 3 connector positions therefore one for each of the wires in the power cord. The Black being the Live should go directly to the on/off switch and have no other wires connected to it. This is standard practice with appliance wiring. The White inside the unit which you have left over is most probably the power switch and should therefore connect to the black.
    Each of the heaters (sole plate and boiler) will have 3 connections.1 Live supplying power, 1 neutral for the return path and one earth for sensing power leaks. Connecting the earth to the wrong lead from the power cord will trip the earth leakage on yopur distribution board.
    If you have an ohm meter/multimeter handy you can check which wires are earth. Place one of the meter cords on the sole plate and the other on the wire you want to test ie blue(which are currently connected in the middle presently and to power cord earth) Remove the blue wires from the conector. Measuring between the blue and the iron soleplate, should give a 0 ohm reading which indicates the 2(sole plate and blue wire) are connected and confirms that the blue wire is indeed an earth. The other blue should then be the boiler earth and can be tested between a metal part of the boiler or base and the wire.

    This is what I've been able to deduce from your posts. Internally you have :

    • Red leading to boiler

    • 2 yellow leading to ???

    • Small red leading to trigger switch on the iron.

    • 2 blue leading to ???

    • 1 white leading to ???
    If you can give me an indication of all the wires and where they lead
    to I will be able to tell you how to wire it without injury to yourself or damage to the unit.

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    Rene Rossouw Sep 08, 2010

    Terribly sorry for only getting back to you now. I have just read through your comments and am still a little in the dark so perhaps we can decide on some component names just to be sure.
    Base : the portion that water gets poured into. The base contains a power switch. It also has a steam output control dial that controls a thermostat which in turn controls the boiler/steam generator in the base. It also houses the connector block that holds the wiring. And the power cord from the wall outlet also enters into this part.
    Power cord : The power cord from the wall oulet is supposed to only contain 2 wires(2 pronged plug). Yet you mention 3. Black Green and White. If at all possible could you get your hands on an ohm meter/multi meter and
    determine which of the 2 prongs on the plug connect to which of the 3
    wires in the outlet power cord. Do this by setting the meter to
    resistance and touching one lead to one of the prongs on the plug and
    the other lead to any of the 3 wires. If you get a reading then the 2
    that you are measuring are connected.
    Connector block : Is seperated into 3 portions. Each portion has wires entering from the top and bottom. Wires in one portion entering from the top also make contact with those entering from the bottom, or are they seperated? I believe not but would like to confirm with you.
    Steam hose : Leads from the base to the iron. This in fact contains not only the steam hose but some wiring. Which colors?
    Iron : The handheld portion that does the actual work
    You mention a light. Is this the light in the iron? Or the steam indicator light?
    You also mentioned the trigger? Do you mean the iron or the actual steam trigger in the iron?
    Bear in mind this unit has 2 thermostats, and 2 heating elements. One of each in the base and the iron.

    Unfortunately, unless you are an approved repair centre, there is no repair manual or diagram available anywhere, and Rowenta are of no help at all.


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It is correct that the black wire to be apart cause it is the ground one ..if the red is already connected that is the positive ..connect the white near it in the other one negative ..and the ground leave t connected to the case..

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Please indicate the exact model of your iron so I can give your the exact wiring diagram. Thanks. please post back.

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