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No steam, button jammed

Hi, similar problem to other person. I can't seem to press the button on the handle, it is stuck (hard) and no steam comes out. I have only had this since Nov 07 but can't find the receipt typically so know it should be under warranty. I don't suppose they will no this by some kind of manufacturing mark somewhere? (I suppose thats if the store didn't have it on the shelf for a long time) everything else works, it has water in and the steam build up you can hear but it just won't press and come through the iron. Rgs

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  • rvf4uk Jul 21, 2008

    Hi, definately is that part, the plastic trigger as prised off the handle and its either snapped or melted (though I can't see any indication of either) as the back part isn't long enough to press the black steam button. I contacted the website in Cali but they haven't responded, I called and they said I had to replace the whole iron part. I called Rowenta direct who said they would call within 24 hours to see if that trigger part was available but they haven't bothered calling back (he did advise at the time to send in the iron though this is an additional cost then all I need, thanks to you, is the trigger part) Another website did say they would get it in but it was be 6-8 weeks. Will call them again thanks (p.s. no haven't posted on another iron unless this went to the wrong place)

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Hi,

I posted a similar fix under Rowenta DG-980 troubleshooting section. You may be able to pry off the soft rubber cover and access the switch assy and initiate a "surgical procedure".564568
Are you working on another iron similar to the DG-980 posting elsewhere on the FixYa website?

As for the Rowenta manufacturer, you can "Google" the Rowenta website at http://www.google.com typing in Rowenta and looking specifically for the Rowenta home website to get manuals, PDF reader and other good stuff. Please advise if your problem is fixed. I'm in SoCal and been to the UK only once.

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