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Rowenta dg980 I was excited to find your repair advice regarding the steam button.  I have ordered the replacement trigger assembly.  The only problem I have now is that I don't know what size security torx bit to order to remove the screws!  Any advice would be sincerely appreciated!

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I found out that you do not need to remove the security torx screws (you can get a set from Kragen's Auto Supply or Harbor Freight Tools); don't mean to advertise, but they have decent prices for any "Do It Yourselfer' arsenal." Use a wooden popsicle stick and gently pry the soft rubber cover from the front (on either side) toward the cord end, just enough to access the trigger/control switch assy from the top. Good luck and keep in touch.

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