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• Fill the iron with tap water to the max mark
on the water tank.
• Be sure that variable steam lever is set to
• Stand iron on heel and plug in.
• Set thermostat to ••• setting.
• Once heated, unplug iron.
• Hold iron horizontally over the sink with
the soleplate pointing away from body.
• Move the variable steam lever completely
to the right and hold in the self clean position for one minute.
Warning: Doing this will cause steam and hot water to be
ejected from the soleplate. Take all proper precautions and
hold iron away from body.
• Move the iron gently back and forth and side to side until
all water has run through plate.
• Carefully wipe all water and material from the soleplate with
an old towel, as the water and minerals can stain the soleplate
(although this has no effect on glide or performance.)
Warning: Iron and soleplate may still be very hot. Exercise
care while wiping.
• Place iron on heel and leave to cool.
Before using iron after self cleaning, test steam and burst
of steam on an old towel or cloth than can be discarded.
Vapodur Valve
Iron does not
Not enough
Iron is emitting a
brown or white
Iron is leaking
To ensure the iron continues to steam efficiently, open and close
the valve a few times after each use. This is done by moving the
variable steam control lever left to right a few times.
After ironing
1. Turn the temperature dial to the min setting. Slide the
steam lever to the dry position
2. Unplug the appliance.
3. Place the iron on its heel and allow to cool completely.
4. Empty water from the appliance before storing. We
recommend emptying the iron when not in use.
5. To protect the soleplate, we recommend storing iron on its heel.
The Auto off light
is flashing.
Build up on the
Cleaning and Maintenance
When cold and unplugged, the iron can be cleaned with a
damp cloth and wiped dry.
Never use household cleaners or solvents.
Cleaning the soleplate
Rowenta soleplates have excellent non-stick properties and
can be wiped clean when cold.
• In normal use a draggy coating may build up on the soleplate (starch, detergent build-up, burnt synthetic fibers).
This can be easily removed by using the Rowenta
Soleplate Kit or a quality hot iron soleplate cleaner available at most stores. The Rowenta kit is also available
through our website:
• To prevent scratching of the soleplate, do not iron over sharp
objects (zippers, etc.). Do not place the iron on rough surfaces,
e.g. metal iron support, which may scratch the soleplate.
Spray function
does not work.
In the interest of improving products, Rowenta reserves
the right to change specifications without prior notice.
Possible causes
Not properly plugged in.
Check that iron is plugged in
The temperature
control is set too
Set the temperature control to
a higher temperature.
Auto-off has engaged (depending on
Move iron or shake it gently to
There is insufficient
water in the tank.
Fill the water tank.
Iron is not set to a
steam setting.
See section called “steam
The Anti-drip function is active.
Wait for the soleplate to reach
the correct temperature.
Water may need to
be changed due to
hardness or organic
See section “Water recommendations”. Switch to spring
water or mix tap water with
distilled water.
Garment has not
been rinsed sufficiently.
Ensure garments are rinsed
thoroughly to remove any
detergent desposits or
chemicals on new garments.
Over use of burst
Allow more time between each
Distilled or softened
water being used.
See section “Water recommendations”. Switch to spring
water or mix tap water with
distilled water.
Do not fill past max line on
tank. Be sure to close the
cover at filling inlet.
Auto-off has engaged. (depending on
Move iron or shake gently to
Starch use.
Spray reverse side of fabric
and allow starch to penetrate.
Burnt material.
Ironing at too high
Be sure to set temperature
according to fabric being
Priming may be
necessary on first
Fill with water. Hold cold iron
horizontally. Place finger over
the spray nozzle to create a
vacuum. Press the spray
button 4 to 5 times. Remove
finger from nozzle, press spray
button a few more times.
This Rowenta product is warranted for 1 year from date
of purchase against defects in material and workmanship.
During this period, any Rowenta product that, upon
inspection by Rowenta, is proved defective, will be repaired
or replaced, at Rowenta´s option, without charge to the
customer. If a replacement product is sent, it will carry the
remaining warranty of the original product. This warranty
does not apply to any defect arising from a buyer’s or
user’s misuse of the product, negligence, failure to follow
Rowenta’s instructions, use on current or voltage other
than that stamped on the product, or alteration or repair
not authorized by Rowenta. Repair or disassembly by
anyone other than a Rowenta authorized service center
will void the warranty. THE WARRANTIES SET FORTH
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts or do not allow the exclusion of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitations may not apply to you. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights,
which vary from state to state.
If you believe your product is defective, bring the product
(or send it, postage prepaid) along with proof of purchase
to the nearest authorized Rowenta Service Center
(see below). If you send the product, please include a letter
explaining the nature of the claimed defect.
196 Boston Avenue
Medford, MA 02155, U.S.A.
Tel: (781) 396-0600
OFFICE LOCATION ONLY. Letters will be accepted at this
address and packages without a return authorization number
will be refused or forwarded to a service center.
To service product see service center information below.
If your appliance needs service, ship the product to your nearest
regional service center. Be sure to put your name on the outside
of the shipping box (no P.O. boxes please), include a brief note
describing the issue, and include a copy of the sales receipt if
the product is in warranty. If in warranty, Rowenta will repair
or replace the product at their discretion.
If the product is out of warranty, you will be advised of the cost
of repair before any work begins.
Turnpike Appliance
3495A Lawson Blvd.
Oceanside, NY 11572
Authorized Appliance
1644 West Ogden Ave
Downers Grove, IL 60515
California Electric
1170G Burnett Ave
Concord, CA 94520
Appliance description
Please visit our website at
or call 781-396-0600 for automated service center information.
1 Spray button
2 Extra long burst button
3 Variable steam control
with self clean function
and dry position
4 Auto off light
Rowenta Werke GmbH, 63016 Offenbach am Main
If troubleshooting does not assist, before consulting the
retailer regarding their return/exchange policy, please
telephone consumer service at 781-396-0600.
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7 Water filling inlet
with cover
8 Spray nozzle
9 Cord
10 Cord support
5 Temperature control dial
11 Water tank with maximum
water level indicator
6 Thermostat light
12 Soleplate
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Before use
When using this appliance, basic safety precautions should
always be followed including the following:
Read all instructions before using this product.
• Use appliance only for its intended use.
• To protect against a risk of electric shock, do not immerse
the appliance in water or other liquids.
• The appliance should always be turned off before plugging
or unplugging from outlet. Never yank the cord to disconnect
from outlet, instead grasp plug and pull to disconnect.
• Always disconnect appliance from electrical outlet when
filling with water or emptying when not in use.
• Do not allow cord to touch hot surfaces. Let iron cool
completely before putting away. Loop cord loosely around
iron when storing.
• Do not operate appliance with a damaged cord or if
appliance has been dropped or damaged.
• To avoid the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble the
appliance. Ship it to the nearest authorized Rowenta
approved service center for examination and repair.
Incorrect reassembly can cause a risk of electric shock
when the appliance is used.
• Not intended for use by children. Close supervision is
necessary for any appliance being used near children.
Unsupervised use can result in fire or personal injury.
Do not leave appliance unattended while plugged in,
on an ironing board, or while it is still hot.
• 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.
• Do not direct steam at people, animals or iron clothes while
they are being worn.
• The use of accessory attachments is not recommended by
Rowenta and may result in fire, electric shock or personal
• This is a 1500, 1600, 1700 or 1750 watt appliance. To avoid
a circuit overload, do not operate a high wattage appliance
on the same circuit.
• If an extension cord is absolutely necessary, the marked
electrical rating should be at least as great as the electrical
rating of the appliance. Cords rated for less amperage may
overheat. Care should be taken to arrange the cord so that it
cannot be pulled or tripped over unintentionally.
• Your Rowenta appliance is intended for household use only.
Filling with water
• Remove soleplate cover before using iron.
• Remove all packaging from the iron.
• Please read all of the Instructions for Use
and the Important Safety Guards carefully.
• It is normal for a small amount of smoke
and a light odor to be produced the first
time it is used. This will quickly disappear.
• Particles may emit from iron during first
use. They are not harmful and should
disappear after the iron has been allowed
to steam.
Helpful Hints
• When ironing, start with fabrics that require a low
temperature setting (•) and finish with those which need
the highest temperature (•••).
• Mixed fiber fabrics should be ironed on the temperature
for the most delicate fabric. For example a shirt that is
60% cotton and 40% polyester should be ironed at the (•)
setting for synthetics.
• If spray starch is used, spray it onto the reverse side of
the garment. Allow starch to penetrate before ironing by
setting garment aside for 30 seconds.
• For best results, use a mesh type ironing board to allow
excess steam to escape.
• For delicate fabrics, we recommend carrying out a test on
an unobtrusive area of the garment such as an inner
• Adhere to manufacturer recommendations on garment
3 Way Auto-Off (depending on model)
If your iron is equipped with auto-off and
the iron is not moved while it is plugged in,
an internal safety switch will turn it off. It
will turn off in 8 minutes if left vertically or
in 30 seconds if left on its soleplate or tipped over.
The auto-off light will remain on and lit
during ironing.
The light will flash when the auto-off feature has engaged.
To deactivate feature, move the iron or shake it gently.
Wait until iron is fully reheated before use.
30 sec.
8 min.
Auto off is not an on/off switch. Always unplug the iron
when not in use.
• Ensure the iron is unplugged.
• Slide the variable steam level completely to
the left ( ).
• Rest the iron on heel and tilt it forward
approximately 1 inch. If the iron is equipped with a covered filling inlet, open the
filling inlet by sliding the cover down.
• Fill with water (containing no additives) to
the max mark on the water tank. We
recommend using a water pitcher rather
than filling under the tap.
• If equipped with filling inlet cover, slide
cover to close.
If you need to add water during ironing,
UNPLUG the iron and follow the steps above.
Ensure iron is fully reheated (thermostat light
goes out).
Water Recommendations
Tap water
Rowenta irons are designed to be used with REGULAR TAP
WATER (up to 12 grains of hardness). If your water is harder
than this, Rowenta recommends mixing half tap water with
half distilled water which reduces the hardness; or just use
bottled spring water. Never use 100 % distilled water as
this can cause the iron to spit and leak.
Softened water
There are many types of household water softeners and the
water from many of them is perfectly acceptable for use in
an iron. However, some types of softeners, particularly those
that use chemicals such as salt, can cause the appliance to
leak or spit during use. If you experience this type of problem,
we recommend that you try using bottled spring water or
untreated tap water. Never use 100 % distilled water.
Once you have changed water it will take several uses to
correct the problem. Rowenta recommends trying the
steam function for the first time on an old towel or cloth
that can be discarded to avoid damaging your clothes.
Iron and other impurities
If your water supply contains large amounts of iron or
organic matter, these minerals can collect inside the
appliance and eventually appear as brown stains. If you
experience these problems Rowenta recommends using
bottled spring water. Never use 100 % pure distilled water.
Always remember:
Battery water and water containing additives (such as
starch, perfume or fabric conditioner condensed water
from driers) may not be used. Such additives can affect the
properties of the steam and, at high temperatures, can
form deposits in the steam chamber, which will mark the
laundry when they are emitted through the steam vents.
Descaling liquids / agents should not be used.
Selecting the Temperature
Set the temperature control dial according
to the fabric you are ironing. Check the garment label for appropriate setting.
We recommend using the chart below as a
Ironing label
Vertical burst of steam (temperature setting at
maximum – steam control setting
at Dry Position)
This feature is ideal for hanging clothes,
drapes, curtains, etc. When the temperature
control is set to the steam zone setting vertical steam can be used. Press the burst of
steam button repeatedly while moving iron
from bottom of garment to top.
Temperature control
Synthetics e.g.
polyester, silk, viscose
Leave an interval of 2 seconds between bursts.
Warning! Never direct steam at persons or animals.
Dry ironing and Dry Position for professional finsh results
Cotton, linen
Thermostat light will be on as iron is heating. When light
goes out iron is ready to use. When heating a cold iron,
please allow thermostat to cycle twice before use (thermostat light will go on and off twice).
To iron without continuous steam turn the steam control to
the Dry position . It will engage with a "click". Set the
temperature to suit the type of fabric (care points •, •• or
•••). Dry Position allows you to remove the residual dampness of your fabrics for a professional result.
Spray setting
This feature is ideal for removal of stubborn
wrinkles and set in creases.
Ensure there is water in the tank then press
the spray button.
Do not spray silk.
Steam ironing
Never iron or steam clothes while they are being worn.
Before ironing for the first time, fill iron and allow to heat.
The iron should be allowed to emit steam for 1 to 2 minutes while pressing the extra long steam button a few times
to remove any impurities. This should also be done if iron
is not used regularly.
Steam is only produced when the temperature dial is set to
the shaded area (after •• setting).
Variable Steam
Maximum steam setting should only be
used when the iron is set to the highest
temperature setting (•••) . Steam will be produced when iron is used horizontally.
Extra Long Burst Button (Depending on model)
(temperature setting at maximum)
Your iron is equipped with a Extra Long Burst,
which allows you to remove wrinkles, specifically on dry and thick fabrics. By pressing the
Extra Long Burst Button ( 2 ) steam is pushed
deeper into the fabric for excellent results. The
pressure generated may cause a slight noise.
This is not a technical defect!
Leave an interval of 2 seconds between bursts.
Burst of steam (Depending on model)
This feature is ideal for removing stubborn wrinkles or pressing in
sharp creases in horizontal use. When the temperature control is set to
the steam zone (after ••) the burst of steam can be used by pressing the
burst of steam button. Leave an interval of 4 seconds between bursts.
Anti-Drip System (depending on model)
In order to produce steam, all irons require a high
temperature. If the soleplate is not hot enough some of the
water will not turn to steam and can spit or leak from the
soleplate. The Anti-Drip system automatically switches off
the steam when ironing at low temperatures to prevent
Anti-Calc System (depending on model)
Minerals in water can build up in the steam chamber.
The Anti-Calc system contains a special material that
neutralizes the harmful minerals. This system is designed
to extend and maintain the high steam performance of
the iron. The cartridge is not replaceable.
Note: Do not use descaling agents in your iron.
Self Clean
Warning! Do not use descaling agents. They can damage
the lining of the steam chamber.
This feature allows loose mineral deposits and other impurities to be flushed from the soleplate.
Self Clean should be carried out occasionally and at least
once a month.
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