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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.

Rowenta DG-980... | Answered on Nov 21, 2019


Hi, it sounds like the steam trigger has a broken pin on the end inside the handle. Unplug the unit from the wall and let it cool. I found out that you can remove the main rubber cover by gently prying it up from the front and pivoting it up to the cord end and lifting it off. You will see the trigger snaps in, but look at the finger end going under the microswitch that activates the "Burst of Steam"...it is probably broken. You can get another one from California Electric Service in Concord CA; or you can epoxy a small 3/4" by 1/8" x 1/16" piece of aluminum, bent at 45 degs into trigger hollow, approx 1/4" sticking out to actuate the micro-switch and after a day or two for the epoxy to harden it should work just fine.

Rowenta DG-980... | Answered on May 24, 2018


Rowenta RS-DG0123 Knob Trigger, Blue
http://www.smallappliance.com/product.asp?pid=4477&cur=USD&cam=GA_B_rowenta_part

Carefully pry off blue handle cover on top with a popsicle stick.

A quick (maybe permanent) fix while waiting for your part: you can "weld" the plastic trigger back together. It doesn't have enough surface area for glue. Position the break back together. Secure parts so they don't move. Heat a medium-small flat blade screwdriver until it will just melt the plastic with a gentle touch. Touch the tip parallel to the break and melt a shallow groove about 1/4 of the way into the break. You should be centered on the break so you melt a bit of each piece. This will be the start of melting the two pieces together. Now, as you do each side of the break, use the flat of the blade to "trowel" the curled up plastic back into the groove you just made. Be careful not to distort the side that activates the switch. Ours is holding so well that I keep the new part in case this ever breaks again.
Less is more: use only enough heat to melt the plastic with a gentle touch. If it's red-hot you went WAY too far. You can always try more heat, but if you fry the part, you are done until your new part comes.

Rowenta DG-980... | Answered on Aug 09, 2016


Hi, Rowenta recommends that you use clear filtered drinking or bottled water only. I believe them because the system uses brass & aluminum throughout, so salts or acids would cause corrosion. To clean the system totally, after each ironing session before I put it away, I remove the blue reservoir completely, and run the burst of steam several times until the boiler is empty, and red light indicates it is out of water. I shut the power off and unplug. Wait at least an hour or so, access the boiler tank plug on side & if it is cool to the touch, remove it using a coin (quarter), drain and flush the tank several times with the cleaning tube that came with unit or filtered/drinking bottled water several times over the kitchen sink. Finally, drain all the water completely out of the boiler (I leave the plug & cover off to making sure it is completely dry before putting everything back together, ready for the next time). After several use cycles of the above should clear out the debris. My 1st experience with a used DG980 had exactly the same problem. P.S. before ironing the first article, use several bursts of steam away from the ironing board surface to clear out any standing water that was is in the system. Hope this helps :O)

Rowenta DG-980... | Answered on Jul 24, 2016


The fix is easy, order the trigger that has an actuating tab that is probably broken off. Gently pry up the blue cushion from the front to the back near the cord and you will see the tab lying over the switch. I order my parts from the Rowenta Region Service Center below:

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

Keep us informed as you resolve and solve the problem. It is a fine machine and well worth the repair.

Rowenta DG-980... | Answered on Jun 06, 2016


each time you clean the steamer or refill with water always press and hold the reset button for about 30 seconds, whiles the steamer is on.
hope my answer helps you.

Rowenta DG-980... | Answered on Oct 05, 2015


Need a little clarification, do you feel/hear click when pressing trigger? No means the trigger inner actuator tab is broken...easy fix, just gently pry off cush rubber cover on handle from front to rear (gently to not scar up the works) and lift. Steamer not working?...is it getting hot? Steam building up in the boiler? Need a little more information here before I can proceed...

Rowenta DG-980... | Answered on Jan 02, 2015


The switch is an obsolete part. The part has been discontinued and no longer available. You cannot fix the switch. It must be replaced.

Rowenta DG-980... | Answered on Dec 29, 2014

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