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Steam button not working

I love this iron, but the steam button does not work anymore. Can it be fixed--by me, or sent somewhere to be fixed?

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  • krusienski Oct 07, 2008

    I have the same problem of the steam button not working suddenly

  • popsyg Oct 24, 2008

    I have the same problem - steam button not working. I love this iron, perfectly suits my needs and can't find repair shop in North Yorkshire. UK. Can anyone help

  • neelureddi Dec 03, 2008

    same problem dont know what to do .i love this iron,its the best .please help if u know

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I had the same problem. I found the trigger button at SmallAppliances.com. You'll have to pry off the rubber grip, and unscrew one or two screws on the handle, bu the trigger inserts neatly into the space. Screw it back together, snap on the rubber grip and it will work like new. Below is the part number & price.

Rowenta DG0123 Knob Trigger, Blue $9.99 (plus shipping)

Watch out, the next thing that will go is the on/off switch. Once it starts getting difficult to turn the unit on or off, just plug and unplug it until you get the new part, or you will be stuck one day and need the iron and go to turn it on and it wont start.

The part is $20, and the same site has it available.

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Jazz45 found the problem..gently pry off the soft rubber handle starting from the front with a wood orange stick from the front towards the back. Inside is a "snap-in" injection molded trigger handle with plastic finger on the end (3/8" long by 1/8" thick) BROKEN underneath the micro-switch button, activating the "Burst of Steam". Unfortunately I did not have a replacement, so I epoxed a piece of metal 1/2" x 1/8" bent into the trigger cavity 45 degrees and protruding like the plastic finger 1/4" & voila it worked.
Comment by DiYerTech, posted on Feb 13, 2008 Hi, you can get the trigger for the DG-980 from California Electric Service in Concord CA (it is the only Rowenta repair station in California) go to either of the following addresses:
their website is: http://www.californiaelectricservice.com/
or tech service: service@californiaelectricservice.com

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