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My Rowenta steam iron is not "steaming"

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My Rowenta steam iron is not "steaming"
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Small Appliance
Expert:  Michael replied 3 years ago.

MasterFixIt :

Hi sorry about this problem, how old is the iron and may I have the model#?

Expert:  Michael replied 3 years ago.
Hi Barbara, sorry about this problem, how old is the iron, and may I have the model#?
Thank you
Tech Michael
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Michael,


 


Thanks for the quick response.


 


Rowenta Expert


Model DG980


1888


120V a.c. 1800 w


60 hz

Expert:  Michael replied 3 years ago.

Thanks Barbara,
Does the unit get hot when you try to use it?
Also does it show any other signs of life?
Thank you
Michael
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Yes, it gets hot and has been working perfectly. I was ironing this afternoon for about half an hour and it the steam section was working perfectly. Then all of a sudden, the steam stopped.


 


I don't remember exactly the year I bought it, but it has to be at least 10 years old. It has had gently use during this period.


 


Barbara

Expert:  Michael replied 3 years ago.

Hi, Barbra, it may be clogged but being as old as it is, its likely that the element that pushes the steam had finally failed.
I wish I had better news for you on this but its work having it repaired as they are much cheaper now;-)
If you need me further please let me know I will be here for you even after you rate at no additional cost.
Thank you Barbara and have a great day.
Tech Michael
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks again, Michael. From the model number, can you tell me how old it is?


Thanks,


 


Barbara

Expert:  Michael replied 3 years ago.

Hi Barbara,
That looks like around 10 to 15 years old from the information I found.
I wish I had an easy repair for you but with these, when the stop emitting steam, its time for a replacement.
They just don't make things like they used to.
If you need me further i will be here for you even after you rate my service, it wont cost you anything more;-)
Thank you!
Tech Michael
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