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MODELS F495SA/F499S
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using your iron, basic safety precautions should
always be followed, including the following:
■ Read all instructions.
■ Use iron only for its intended use.
■ To protect against a risk of electric shock, do not
immerse the iron in water or other liquid.
■ The iron should always be turned to O/FILL before plugging into or unplugging from an outlet. Never yank cord
to disconnect from outlet; instead grasp plug and pull to
disconnect.
■ Do not allow cord to touch hot surfaces. Let iron cool
completely before putting away. Loop cord loosely
around cordwrap when storing.
■ Always disconnect iron from electrical outlet when filling
with or emptying of water and when not in use. Be careful to avoid spilling water over iron when filling.
■ Do not operate iron with a damaged cord or plug or if the
iron has been dropped or damaged.
■ To avoid the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble
the iron; instead, take it to an authorized service center
for examination and repair. Incorrect reassembly can
cause a risk of electric shock when the iron is used.
■ Close supervision is necessary for any appliance being
used by or near children. Do not leave iron unattended
while connected or on an ironing board. Always position
iron carefully to prevent it from falling if ironing board is
accidentally moved or cord is pulled. Always use heel
rest.
■ Burns can occur from touching hot metal parts, hot
water, or steam. Use caution when you turn a steam iron
upside down — there may be hot water in the water
tank. Avoid rapid movement of iron to minimize hot water
spillage.
■ Do not operate in the presence of explosive and/or flammable fumes.
■ Do not use iron outdoors.
■ This product is for household use only and not for commercial or industrial use.
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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
■ To avoid a circuit overload, do not operate another highwattage appliance on the same circuit.
■ If an extension cord is necessary, it should be rated not
less than 10 amperes and have Underwriters Laboratories
listing. Cords rated for less amperage may overheat. Care
should be taken to arrange the cord so that it cannot be
pulled on or tripped over.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
POLARIZED PLUG
This appliance has a polarized
plug—one blade is wider than the
other. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug will fit into a
polarized outlet only one way. If
the plug does not fit fully into the
outlet, reverse it. If it still does not
fit, contact a qualified electrician.
Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature by modifying the plug in
any way.
TAMPER-RESISTANT
SCREW
This appliance is equipped with a
tamper-resistant screw to prevent
removal of the outer cover. To
reduce the risk of fire or electric
shock, do not attempt to remove
the outer cover. There are no user
serviceable parts inside. Repair
should be done only by authorized
service personnel (see pages 14 &
15 for a list of Black & Decker
Company-Owned Service
Centers).
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1. Water Fill Hole
2. Spray Nozzle
3. Temperature Selector Dial
4. Adjustable Steam/Dry Dial
5. Spray Button
6. Centered Cord
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7. Extended Heel Rest/Cord Wrap
8. Water Window
9. Non-Stick Coated Soleplate
10. Heat Fabric Guide
11. Button Groove
12. Push ON Button
How To Use
PERPARING
THE IRON
IMPORTANT: Follow this procedure
to clean the iron and to become
familiar with its features before first
use.
1. Remove any labels, stickers,
protective materials, or tags which
may be attached to the body or
soleplate of the iron.
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2. Fill the Water Tank to the water
full mark (approximately 4 oz.).
(See “Filling With Water,” below )
3. Plug the iron into a standard
(polarized) electrical outlet.
4. Set the Temperature Selector/
Heat Fabric Guide to the Cotton
setting and preheat for about 30
seconds. (See “Starting The Iron,”
page 6)
5. While ironing on an old cotton
terry cloth towel for about two
minutes, try using each of the
iron’s features:
Spray: Pump the SPRAY Button a
few times to see the amount of
water that is released.
Steam Settings: Turn the
Adjustable Steam/Dry Dial to the
Indicator Mark for (light),
(medium), and
(heavy) settings to become familiar with the
different amounts of steam at
each setting.
FILLING WITH WATER
NOTE: When filling, be sure the
iron is unplugged, the Temperature
Selector Dial is in the O/FILL position, and the Adjustable Steam/Dry
Dial is in the Dry position.
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Figure A
1. Using a clean cup, pour water
into the Water Fill Hole until the
water level reaches the FULL mark
next to the Water Window (Figure
A). Do not overfill. Refill as necessary. Never place the iron directly
under a faucet to add water.
2. Ordinary tap water can generally be used for ironing. However,
do not use water processed
through a home softening system.
3. In extremely hard water areas,
consider using distilled or demineralized water. If using distilled
or demineralized water, tap water
should be used the first time you
use the iron and once per month
thereafter to maintain steam performance.
STARTING THE IRON
1. Be sure the iron is filled with
water. Plug in the iron.
2. Press the PUSH ON Button in to
start the iron. (Figure B).
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NOTE: The PUSH ON
Button will normally
remain pushed in. It will
pop out only if the iron
shuts itself off automatically.
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ACETATE
ACRYLIC
SPRAY • SILVERSTONE • IRO
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NYLON
SILK
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POLYESTER
RAYON
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BLENDS OF
COTTON
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WOOL
Figure B
3. Use the Heat Fabric Guide
(Numbered 1 thru 7) on the body of
the iron to select the setting for
the fabric to be ironed. (Also, see
“Fabric Ironing Chart” on page 9 ).
4. Turn the Temperature Selector
Dial to the appropriate setting and
allow to preheat for approximately
2 minutes.
5. To iron with steam, turn the
Adjustable Steam/Dry Dial to the
(light),
(medium), or
(heavy) steam setting as indicated
next to the Heat Fabric
Guide on the body of the
iron (Figure C). IMPORTANT: the Temperature
Selector Dial must be in
the steam area (settings
4 thru 7) to generate
steam. If water spotting
occurs, reduce the
steam level and/or
Figure C
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Adjustable
Steam
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Figure D
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increase the heat setting slightly on the
Temperature Selector
Dial.
6. For spray, simply
pump the spray button
at the top of the iron to
get a water mist from
the spray nozzle. Spray
can be used at any temperature setting
whether steam or dry
ironing.
7. To iron without steam, turn the
Adjustable Steam/Dry Dial to the
Indicator Mark for DRY. (Figure D)
ABOUT THE AUTO-OFF FEATURE
1. This iron will shut off automatically after one hour whether or not
it is in use.
2. The PUSH ON Button will pop
out only if the iron shuts off automatically after an hour.
3. If the PUSH ON Button pops out
while you are ironing, then one
hour has elapsed since the iron
was plugged in. Simply press the
PUSH ON Button back in to
continue ironing.
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NOTE: Turning the Temperature
Selector to O/FILL will not shut off
the iron. That simply shuts off the
heat. If you have ironed for less
than an hour and the PUSH ON
Button remains pushed in, unplug
the cord from the outlet to ensure
the iron is off. Otherwise, the iron
will shut off automatically after it
has been plugged in for an hour.
TURNING THE IRON OFF
To manually turn the iron off, turn
the Temperature Selector Dial to
O/FILL and unplug the cord from
the outlet. You cannot manually
pop out the PUSH ON Button.
STORING THE IRON
1. Turn the Adjustable Steam/Dry
Dial to DRY.
2. Turn the Temperature Selector
Dial to O/FILL.
3. Unplug the iron.
4. Allow the iron to cool and wrap
the cord around the body of the
iron and extended heel rest.
5. It is not necessary to empty the
water if the iron is used more than
once a week.
6. Store the iron on its heel rest
to prevent water from leaking
from the Soleplate.
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FABRIC IRONING
CHART
Refer to this chart for recommended Temperature and Steam Settings
and ironing instructions for various
fabrics. Always read garment labels
and follow manufacturer’s ironing
instructions.
NOTE: Use SPRAY at any temperature setting.
STEAM should only be used in the steam area
(Settings 4 thru 7) of the Temperature Selector Dial.
Water spotting may occur if the setting is too low.
FABRIC
ADJUSTABLE STEAM
TEMP.
IRONING INSTRUCTIONS
ACRYLIC
ACETATE
1.
Dry iron on wrong side. Press
washables while damp.
NYLON
SILK
2.
Dry iron on wrong side to prevent
shine. Press washables while
damp.
POLYESTER
SOME
RAYONS
PERM. PRESS
3.
Dry iron washables while fabric
is damp. Iron rayon fabrics on the
wrong side. Steam iron if fabric
manufacturer directs.
4.
Check care label and follow the
manufacturer's instructions for
blends: use the setting for the
fiber requiring the lowest heat.
5.
Steam iron on wrong side to prevent shine, or use a press cloth on
right side. Do not press completely dry.
6.
Dry iron washables while damp.
Use steam as needed. Iron dark
fabrics on wrong side to avoid
shine.
7.
Dry iron washables while damp
and until dry. Use steam as needed. Iron dark linens on wrong side
to avoid shine.
COTTON
BLENDS
WOOL
DRY IRON
AT ANY
SETTING
LIGHT
REGULAR
COTTON
HEAVY
LINEN
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Figure E
CARE OF THE IRON
EMPTYING THE IRON
1. Turn the Temperature
Selector Dial to O/FILL.
2. Set the Adjustable
Steam/Dry Dial to the
DRY position, and
unplug the iron.
3. Empty the water by
holding the iron over a
sink with the tip pointing
downward (Figure E).
Water will empty out the Water Fill
Hole.
4. If all the water hasn’t drained,
repeat the emptying process.
CLEANING THE OUTSIDE
SURFACES
1. Allow the iron to cool completely.
2. Wipe the outer shell and nonstick coated soleplate with a cloth
dampened in water and a mild
household detergent. Never use
abrasives, heavy-duty cleansers,
or scouring pads on the non-stick
coating.
Need Help?
IRON WON’T
HEAT?
1. Is the iron plugged in? Press
the PUSH ON Button in.
2. If it still doesn’t heat, will a
lamp plugged into the outlet turn
on?
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3. Is the Temperature Selector
Dial turned to a fabric setting?
IRON WON’T
START
STEAMING?
1. Check to see if there is enough
water in the Water Tank.
2. Is the Adjustable Steam Dial set
at ,
, or
? Adjust the
Dial to Dry and back to the desired
steam level several times.
3. Is the Temperature Selector Dial
set to the steam area (settings 4
thru 7)?
4. If steaming doesn’t start, gently
tap the Soleplate on the ironing
board once or twice.
WATER
DROPLETS
COMING FROM
STEAM VENTS?
1. Is the Temperature Selector Dial
set in a steam area (somewhere
between settings 4 and 7)?
2. Is the Adjustable Steam Dial set
at the corresponding ,
, or
steam setting?
SHUTS OFF
AUTOMATICALLY
WHILE IRONING?
1. Has the iron been plugged in for
an hour? This iron will shut off after
an hour whether or not you have
been using it.
2. Press the PUSH ON Button in to
restart the iron.
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SERVICE OR
REPAIR
Service, if necessary, must be performed by a Black & Decker (U.S.)
Inc., Household Appliance
Company-Owned or Authorized
Service Center. The Service Center
nearest you can usually be found in
the yellow pages of your phone
book under “Appliances-SmallRepairing.” For your convenience, a
complete listing of our CompanyOwned Service Centers can be
found on pages 14 & 15.
Before shipping or mailing your iron,
empty all water from the iron. Plug
in the cord and heat the iron at the
maximum temperature setting (setting 7). Iron continuously using any
steam setting over an all cotton
cloth for about 5 minutes. Place the
iron on its heel rest and leave it
operating for 7 to 8 minutes. These
steps will help to dry the inside of
the iron.
Turn the iron off, move the
Adjustable Steam Dial to DRY and
be sure the iron is completely cool
before packing for shipment. Pack it
carefully into a sturdy carton with
enough packing material to prevent
damage. The original carton is not
suitable for mailing. Include a note
describing the problem to our
Service Center and be sure to give
your return address. We also suggest that you insure the package for
your protection.
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FULL TWO-YEAR
WARRANTY
Black & Decker (U.S.) Inc. warrants
this product against any defects
that are due to faulty material or
workmanship for a two-year period
after the original date of consumer
purchase or receipt as a gift. This
warranty does not include damage
to the product resulting from accident or misuse.
If the product should become
defective within the warranty period, we will repair it or elect to
replace it free of charge, including
free return transportation, provided
it is delivered prepaid to any Black
& Decker (U.S.) Inc., Household
Appliance Company-Owned or
Authorized Service Center. This
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rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to
state.
Answers to any questions regarding
warranty or service locations may
be obtained by calling toll free
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