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Have you ever had to fix your small Rowenta?   General Discussion

Started Jan-3 by sueinIL; 1116 views.
sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jan-3

The little one with the wonky handle that holds water for steaming? I leaned too hard on it and the handle came down on the body of the iron.  Now I can pull it back, but if I use even a small amount of pressure on it, it snaps down pretty hard on my fingers.  I thought about putting a button or something in there to prevent the handle from snapping down, but I'd have to glue it in and I don't want to do that if I can avoid it.  If you've ever had this problem with your iron (and from the reviews, I'd say many people have!) and found a fix for it, please let me know.   I still really like the little iron especially for pressing on my wool mat.

Sue in IL

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jan-3

Are you talking about this cute little thing? 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/steamfast-travel-steam-iron-white/3154638.p?skuId=3154638

I suspect once it is broken it is broken for good.

You could buy a new one for under $40 (including tax and shipping)  and just promise yourself to be gentler with it in the future. Just remember that they don't make appliances like they used to.

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jan-3

No, but equally cute!  It has a hinged plastic handle that is also the water tank for steaming.  Its number is 1560, electric travel iron.  I still like it for pressing pieces, but boy! does it snap hard on my fingers!

Sue in IL

CC (ccase5)

From: CC (ccase5)

Jan-4

Sue, contact the maker or at least look at their site to see if any others have complained on this. perhaps there is an easy fix or you might get a new one in replacement. good luck.
sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jan-4

Good thought!  The reviews on amazon are really mixed.  I went to a repair site yesterday, but backed out when they wanted credit card info.

Sue in IL

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jan-4

An item as cheaply priced as that iron is is not worth trying to get repaired.

Just buy a new one.

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jan-4

Thinking about it. It heats well, has a nice point for opening seams, and is a good size for use on a wool mat.  Just bites periodically.

Sue in IL

lavenderloco

From: lavenderloco

Jan-5

Is the handle purple on the iron you’re talking about? Have a model number?

Donna in Oklahoma

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Jan-5

Donna, yes, it has the purple handle.  Number DA1560. The handle won't stay pulled back.  With just a bit of pressure it snaps down, startles the heck out of me, and hurts my fingers.  Lovely little iron with just this one flaw.

Sue in IL

lavenderloco

From: lavenderloco

Jan-5

Rowena USA doesn’t have parts for this model anymore. Found this website with an exploded parts chart and the handle and other parts for sale...

https://www.fix.com/parts/small-appliance/garment-care/iron/rowenta/

Scroll most of the way down to the grey box that says “Popular Rowenta Models”. There are 2 listings for this model number. Fix.com is out of Nova Scotia and has pretty decent reviews on FB. They are a middleman. Things ship from all over the world. Shipping ($7.95) is as much as a new handle if that is the broken part...or is it the pin that holds it?? That is better than paying for another iron. I have been looking at this model for a long time. Love all the steam holes! 

Good luck!

Donna in Oklahoma

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