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Turns off after 10-15 seconds. Shake and it comes on briefly

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  • denicollie Jun 21, 2008

    My beloved Power Glide DM 273 will not turn on! Nada, nothing. Unable to take out screws. Help!!! denicollie@bellsouth.net

  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    My Rowenta Professional DX8800 Iron also turns off after 20 or 30 seconds.

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This is a problem with a lot of Rowenta irons. It is the auto shut off that is not working properly and the only way to fix it is to have it disassembled and the switch hardwired to be on whenever the iron it plugged in. It is a thermal metal switch and it just stops working and then the iron will not turn on and the yellow light blinks.

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My Turbo Kirby won't turn on, bet it is also the metal plate on switch! After getting a Dyson, it's hard to cry over the Kirby, but I miss the carpet shampooer. The Bissel is just OK....

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