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Rowenta Iron problems

My Rowenta, model #DX1700, lights up when plugged in for only about 30 seconds and then the light begins flickering and does not heat up any longer.

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  • diann333 Sep 02, 2008

    My rowenta DX1700 heats up when plugged in for about 30 seconds and then the light begins to blink and it does not heat up any longer. What is the problem?

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    same

  • Tamika Lee Nov 11, 2008

    I have the same problem. What's the solution? I'm running late for work because I can't get the iron to work!!



  • romalo Dec 19, 2008

    Hmmm. three of us with the exact same problem...does anyone see a recall in the making?





  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2009

    Same Thing! Darn auto-off light continues to flash

  • auntmoe043 Mar 29, 2009

    Green light goes on, in the middle of ironing, red light or yellow goes on then the heat goes off.

  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    same here for a model 353, but it's way out of warranty. If I shake it just right, it will work for a while.

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Inside the iron is a thermal switch that has failed to make contact. Dissassemble the iron and you will see a small white ceramic pin sticking up out of the heating chamber and on tip there is a small contact. Above it is another contact that makes the heating element work. Easiest way to fix is to put a small bead of glue on the housing to force the contacts together.

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    wizzard8955 Mar 06, 2009

    Inside the iron is a piece of thermal metal the is supposed to make contact with a small ceramic pin with a metal cap on it. I think this was intended to be a safety device but they fail and the iron will not heat up. The part does not seem to be available so easiest way to fix is to put a small bead of glue on the housing that forces this to make contact.

  • wizzard8955
    wizzard8955 Mar 06, 2009

    Inside the iron is a piece of thermal metal the is supposed to make contact with a small ceramic pin with a metal cap on it. I think this was intended to be a safety device but they fail and the iron will not heat up. The part does not seem to be available so easiest way to fix is to put a small bead of glue on the housing that forces this to make contact.

  • wizzard8955
    wizzard8955 Mar 06, 2009

    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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