maintaining your steam master® iron

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Steam Master® Irons
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Manual de Instrucciones Planchas Steam Master
MODEL S/ 4211, 4212, 4213, 4214,
MODELOS 4215, 4216, 4219, 4220
Instruction Manual
www.sunbeam.com
P.N. 113165-004
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be
followed including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
• Use iron only for its intended use.
• To protect against risk of electric shock, do not immerse the iron in water or other
liquids.
• The fabric select dial and steam lever should always be turned to “O/Off” before
plugging or unplugging from out let. 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 iron when storing.
• Always disconnect iron from electrical outlet when filling with water or emptying
and when not in use.
• Do not operate iron with a damaged cord or if the iron has been dropped
or damaged. To avoid the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble the iron.
Take it to an authorized service center for examination and/or 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 plugged in or turned on or on an ironing board.
• 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 reservoir.
• If the iron is not operating normally, disconnect from the power supply and
have the iron serviced by an authorized service center. Or call Customer Service
at 800-458-8407.
• Your SUNBEAM® iron is designed to rest on the heel rest. Do not leave
the iron unattended. Do not set the iron on an unprotected surface,
even if it is on its heel rest.
S PECIAL I NSTRUCTIONS
• This is a 1200-Watt appliance. To avoid a circuit overload, do not operate another
high wattage appliance on the same circuit.
• If an extension cord is absolutely necessary, a 15-ampere cord should be used.
Cords rated for less amperage may overheat. Care should be taken to arrange
the extension cord so that it cannot be pulled or tripped over.
FOR PRODUCTS PURCHASED
IN THE
UNITED STATES
AND
CANADA
To reduce the risk of electrical shock, this appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is
wider than the other). This plug fits a polarized outlet only one way; if the plug does
not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
I RONING G UIDE
FABRIC
SUGGESTED
FABRIC SELECT
STEAM SETTING DIAL SETTING
I RONING R ECOMMENDATIONS
Acrylic
O/Off (Dry)
Synthetic
Iron garment inside out
Acetate
O/Off (Dry)
Synthetic
Iron garment inside out while still damp.
Polyester
O/Off (Dry)
Synthetic
Iron garment inside out while still damp.
Rayon
O/Off (Dry)
Synthetic
Iron garment inside out.
Silk
O/Off (Dry)
Silk
Iron garment inside out. Use an ironing cloth*
to prevent shine marks.
Viscose
O/Off (Dry)
Silk
Mainly dry iron; steam may be used under
garment manufacturer’s instructions.
Nylon
O/Off (Dry)
Silk
Iron garment inside out while still damp.
Wool
Steam
Wool
Iron garment inside out or use an
ironing cloth.*
Wool Blends
Steam
Wool
Iron garment inside out or use an
ironing cloth.*
Cotton Blends
Steam
Cotton
Follow garment manufacturer’s instructions.
Use setting for the fiber requiring the lowest
setting.
Corduroy
Steam
Cotton
Iron garment inside out or use an ironing cloth*
and then brush the garment with your hand
to raise the texture of the fabric.
Cotton
Steam
Cotton
Iron dark fabrics inside out to prevent
shine marks.
Linen
Steam
Linen
Iron garment inside out or use an
ironing cloth* to prevent shine marks
(especially on dark fabrics).
Denim
Steam
Linen
Use the SPRAY MIST® feature and/or the
SHOT OF STEAM® for deeper penetration
to remove wrinkles.
*An ironing cloth is a cotton, dry-cleaned cloth that you place over the garment
you are ironing to prevent the fabric from looking shiny.
Note: Some fabrics may require more steam than others. Your iron has the capability
to adjust steam as needed.
FEATURES
OF
YOUR STEAM MASTER® IRON
7
8
®
1. SPRAY MIST Release
9
6
2. Covered Water Fill Hole
3. Fabric Select Dial
5
4. Steam / Self-Clean Lever
4
5. SPRAY MIST® Button
6. SHOT OF STEAM® / Vertical Steam Button
(select models only)
7. Power Indicator Light / MOTION SMART®
Auto-Off Indicator
1
8. Soft Grip Handle
3
2
9. 360° Tangle-Free Swivel Cord
(select models only)
11
10. Retractable Cord (select models only)
11. Anti-Calcium System (select models only) –
Inside Water Reservoir
12. See-Through Water Reservoir
13. Soleplate
13
12
10
I RONING T IPS
• Always read garment labels and follow the manufacturer’s ironing instructions.
• Sort the articles to be ironed according to the type of fabric.
• You should first iron garments requiring low temperature (e.g., silks and synthetics)
to avoid damaging them with an iron that is too hot.
• If you are unsure of the fabric content of the garment, test a small area, such as a seam
or facing, before ironing a visible area. Start with a low temperature and gradually
increase the heat to find the best setting.
• When changing the temperature from a high setting to a low setting,
allow approximately 5 minutes for the lower temperature to be reached.
• When steam ironing, use long, slow passes over the fabric. This will allow the steam
to penetrate the fabric while allowing the heat of the soleplate to dry out the moisture.
• To iron linens, turn garment inside out. Be careful not to use an iron that is too hot
because the lining may melt or stick to the soleplate.
• To iron zippers, use an ironing cloth or make sure the zipper is closed and iron over
the flap. Never iron directly over an unprotected zipper.
• Use the Ironing Guide to select the best setting and method for the fabric
you plan to iron.
TO FILL
THE
WATER RESERVOIR
1. Make sure the iron is unplugged. Set the Steam Lever to O/Off (Dry) and the Fabric Select
Dial to OFF.
2. Lift the Water Fill Hole Cover.
3. Fill water cup with water. Pour water into iron water reservoir. Do not fill water reservoir
beyond maximum fill level.
WARNING: To prevent the risk of burns, be careful when filling a hot iron with water.
Hot metal parts, hot water and steam can cause injuries.
DRY IRONING
1. Make sure the Steam Lever is turned to the O/Off (Dry) setting.
2. Plug the cord into a 120-Volt AC outlet.
3. Turn the large Fabric Select Dial to the fabric setting you desire (Silk or Synthetics).
Allow the iron to heat for 2 minutes. While the iron is heating, make sure it is sitting
on its heel rest on a stable, protected surface.
NOTE: While the Steam Lever is turned to the O/Off (Dry) setting, you may still use the SHOT
OF STEAM® or SPRAY MIST® feature. Please make sure the water reservoir is 1/4 full of water.
TIP: Refer to the Ironing Guide for the recommended setting for your fabric.
STEAM IRONING
1. Follow the instructions for “Filling the Water Reservoir”.
2. Plug the cord into a 120-Volt AC outlet.
3. Turn the large Fabric Select Dial to the fabric setting you desire (Synthetic, Silk, Linen,
Cotton or Wool). Allow the iron to heat for 2 minutes. While the iron is heating,
make sure it is sitting on its heel rest on a stable, protected surface.
4. Allow the iron to heat for 2 minutes, and then turn the Steam lever to the appropriate setting.
TIP: Refer to the Ironing Guide for the recommended setting for your fabric.
IMPORTANT: When not ironing, always set the Steam Lever to O/Off (Dry) and the Fabric
Select Dial to OFF.
U SING
THE
I RON ’ S S PECIAL F EATURES
SPRAY MIST FEATURE
®
The SPRAY MIST® feature is a powerful water spray mist that dampens the fabric to aid in
removing wrinkles from heavy fabrics and for setting creases.
To use the SPRAY MIST® Feature:
Press the SPRAY MIST® button firmly.
SHOT
OF
STEAM® FEATURE
The SHOT OF STEAM® feature provides an extra burst of steam for deep penetration
of stubborn wrinkles. You can use this feature while Dry or Steam ironing, but the water
reservoir must be at least 1/4 full of water.
To use the SHOT OF STEAM® Feature:
Place the iron on top of the wrinkle and press the SHOT OF STEAM® button each time you
would like an extra burst of steam. The SHOT OF STEAM® feature may be used continuously
with just a short pause between shots.
VERTICAL STEAM (select models only)
The vertical steam feature allows your iron to function as a garment steamer.
TIP: When using the vertical steam on clothing, hang the clothing on a clothes hanger
for best results. Hanging curtains and drapes may also be steamed.
To use Vertical Steam:
1. Make sure that the iron has heated up (2 minutes).
2. Hold the iron in a vertical position, with the iron close to but not touching the fabric
you want to steam.
3. With your other hand, pull the fabric tight.
4. Press the SHOT OF STEAM® button for approximately 3-second intervals as you
move the iron across the wrinkled area.
WARNING: To prevent the risk of burns, keep your hand away from the area being steamed.
WARNING: DO NOT steam garments while wearing them; this may result in injuries.
PATENTED MOTION SMART® AUTO-OFF FEATURE
When the iron is plugged in, the Power Indicator will light steadily, indicating that there
is power to the iron.
If you leave the iron:
• in a horizontal position without moving it, or accidentally tip the iron over, it will automatically
stop heating after 30 seconds. The Power Indicator will blink to let you know that the iron
has stopped heating.
• in a vertical position (on its heel rest) without moving it, the iron will automatically turn off
after 15 minutes. The Power Indicator will blink to let you know that the iron has stopped
heating.
IMPORTANT: The Power Indicator will continue to blink until the iron is unplugged or reset.
To reset the iron:
Move the iron back and forth and allow it to reheat for 2 minutes. The indicator will stop
blinking and the iron will start heating again.
WARNING: The patented MOTION SMART® Auto-Off is a safety feature, not a recommended
means for turning your iron off. See “Caring for Your Iron After Use” for information on
turning off your iron and storing it safely between use.
ANTI-CALCIUM SYSTEM (select models only)
The Anti-Calcium System is a permanent system located inside the water reservoir.
This system removes calcium from the water and reduces calcium build-up on the soleplate.
RETRACTABLE CORD SECTION (select models only)
1. When winding the cord, hold the plug with one hand, and press the winding button
with the other hand. (Failure to hold plug may cause plug to fly.)
2. The cord reel is compact for multi-layer winding of the cord. In case cord is not fully rewound,
pull out the cord and steer cord evenly on the reel.
3. In case the cord is not pulled out easily, pull cord firmly.
4. Select the amount of cord desired before plugging into an electrical outlet.
5. Do not allow children to use retractable cord feature as the cord may cause injury.
C ARING
FOR
Y OUR I RON A FTER U SE
TURNING OFF YOUR IRON
1. Turn the Steam Lever to O/Off (Dry) and Fabric Select Dial to Off.
2. Unplug the iron from the power source.
WARNING: NEVER yank the power cord when unplugging the iron. This can damage the cord.
STORING YOUR IRON
1. Allow the iron to cool.
2. If you do not use your iron on a daily basis, empty the water reservoir after each use for
a longer iron life. To do so, unplug the iron, turn the iron upside down, open the fill hole
cover, and allow water to flow from the fill hole. Shake the iron gently to remove trapped
water drops.
3. On corded models only: Loosely loop the power cord around the heel rest and store the
the iron on its heel rest.
IMPORTANT: Wrapping the cord around the iron too tightly can damage the cord.
TIP: When not ironing, always set the Steam Lever to O/Off (Dry) and the Fabric Select Dial
to Off.
to Off.
M AINTAINING Y OUR S TEAM M ASTER I RON
®
CLEANING
THE
SOLEPLATE
Clean the soleplate if starch or other residue accumulate.
To clean the Soleplate:
1. Allow the iron to cool and then wipe it with a soft, damp cloth.
WARNING: DO NOT use abrasive cleansers, scouring pads or vinegar to clean the soleplate.
This will damage the finish.
2. Run the iron over an all-cotton cloth to remove any residue.
USING
THE
SELF-CLEANING FEATURE
You should use the Self-Cleaning feature once a month to maintain the optimal performance
of your iron.
To use the Self-Cleaning feature:
1. Move the Steam Lever back and forth from O/Off (Dry) several times to remove debris
and minerals from the Steam Valve. This keeps water flowing into the steam chamber.
M AINTENANCE
CLEANING
THE
ANTI-CALCIUM SYSTEM (select models only)
The STEAM MASTER® iron houses an anti-calcium filter in the reservoir, which eliminates
impurities from the water.
To prolong the efficiency of this filter:
1. Unplug the iron and allow it to cool.
2. Locate the water cup that accompanied the iron. Fill it with water to the Sunbeam logo
in the top right corner. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to the water and fill the water reservoir
with this solution.
3. Leave the solution in the water reservoir for 15 minutes, then empty it.
4. Fill the water reservoir a second time with the salt water solution and empty it again
after 15 minutes.
5. Fill the tank with fresh water to rinse and empty.
The Anti-Calcium System should be cleaned approximately once a month.
1 Year Limited Warranty
Sunbeam Products, Inc, or if in Canada, Sunbeam Corporation (Canada) Limited
(collectively “Sunbeam”) warrants that for a period of one year from the date of purchase,
this product will be free from defects in material and workmanship. Sunbeam, at its option, will
repair or replace this product or any component of the product found to be defective during
the warranty period. Replacement will be made with a new or remanufactured product or
component. If the product is no longer available, replacement may be made with a similar
product of equal or greater value. This is your exclusive warranty.
This warranty is valid for the original retail purchaser from the date of initial retail purchase
and is not transferable. Keep the original sales receipt. Proof of purchase is required to obtain
warranty performance. Sunbeam® dealers, service centers, or retail stores selling Sunbeam®
products do not have the right to alter, modify or any way change the terms and conditions of
this warranty.
This warranty does not cover normal wear of parts or damage resulting from any of
the following: negligent use or misuse of the product, use on improper voltage or current, use
contrary to the operating instructions, disassembly, repair or alteration by anyone other than
Sunbeam or an authorized Sunbeam® service center. Further, the warranty does not cover: Acts
of God, such as fire, flood, hurricanes and tornadoes.
What are the limits on Sunbeam’s Liability?
Sunbeam shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages caused by the breach
of any express, implied or statutory warranty or condition.
Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, any implied warranty or condition of
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose is limited in duration to the duration of
the above warranty.
Sunbeam disclaims all other warranties, conditions or representations, express, implied,
statutory or otherwise.
Sunbeam shall not be liable for any damages of any kind resulting from the purchase, use or
misuse of, or inability to use the product including incidental, special, consequential or similar
damages or loss of profits, or for any breach of contract, fundamental or otherwise, or for any claim
brought against purchaser by any other party.
Some provinces, states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages or limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above
limitations or exclusion may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary
from province to province, state to state or jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
How To Obtain Warranty Service
In the U.S.A.
If you have any question regarding this warranty or would like to obtain warranty service,
please call 1 800-458-8407 and a convenient service center address will be provided to you.
In Canada
If you have any question regarding this warranty or would like to obtain warranty service,
please call 1 800-667-8623 and a convenient service center address will be provided to you.
In the U.S.A., this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Products, Inc located in Boca Raton,
Florida 33431. In Canada, this warranty is offered by Sunbeam Corporation (Canada)
Limited, located at 5975 Falbourne Street, Mississauga, Ontario L5R 3V8.
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO ANY OF
THESE ADDRESSES OR TO THE PLACE OF PURCHASE.