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DESCRIPTION
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Steam trigger
Temperature control dial
Boiler cap
Boiler unit/water tank
On/Off switch
Steam output control dial
(depending on model)
A
Filling the boiler
Turning the
appliance on
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Connection cord
Temperature indicator light
Iron rest
Stainless steel soleplate
Power cord
Steam hose guide (depending on model)
Steam hose
Water funnel
Vertical steam
C
Rinsing out the
boiler
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using your appliance, basic safety
precautions should always be followed,
including the following :
Read all instructions before using the pressure
iron & steamer.
- 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.
- 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 generator upside down. There may be hot
water in the reservoir.
-Never attempt to unscrew the boiler cap while
the appliance is in use. The strong steam
pressure could result in burns. Only unscrew the
cap when generator is cold or there is no more
pressure in the boiler.
- 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 injury.
- Always put the iron with the soleplate down on
the iron rest, never resting on its heel.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
- This is a 1750 watt appliance. To avoid a
circuit overload, do not operate a high wattage
appliance on the same circuit.
- This unit comes equipped with a 12 foot
power cord and 6 foot steam hose.
- 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 cord so that it cannot
be pulled or tripped over unintentionally.
- Your Rowenta appliance is intended for
household use only.
Save these instructions
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BEFORE USE
Please read all of the instructions for use
and the Important Safeguards carefully.
Remove all packaging from the generator. 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.
1 • 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 inexpensive 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 the pressure
iron & steamer. 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 inexpensive
bottled spring water or untreated tap 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
inexpensive bottled spring water.
Never use 100% pure distilled water.
Always remember :
Battery water and water containing additives
(such as starch, perfume or fabric conditioner)
may not be used. Such additives can affect the
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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.
2 • Filling the boiler
The steam generator is designed to operate
using tap water. (A).
While unplugged, place the pressure iron &
steamer on a stable horizontal, heat resistant
surface.
Unscrew the boiler cap.
To prevent overflow during filling, use the
water funnel provided in the packaging. Fill
with water until the red ball reaches the
« max » level. Do not fill water tank past the
base of the boiler cap thread. Do not overfill.
Be sure that water does not spill over. If this
occurs remove the excess water.
Replace the boiler cap and screw it on firmly
but be careful to not over tighten.
Over tightening can damage the green 0-ring.To fill boiler while you are using the
appliance see section “Filling boiler while in
use”.
USE
3 • Turning on and off
Plug the pressure iron & steamer into a 120
volt electric outlet.
Press on/off switch (B), the iron light and
steam indicator light will turn on.
When the steam indicator light turns off
(approximately 11 minutes), steam is ready.
During ironing the temperature indicator light
for the iron and the steam indicator light will
turn on and off. This is normal as the
temperature is being regulated. The unit is still
on when these lights go out.
To turn the unit off, press the switch(es) in the
opposite direction so that the side without the
light is depressed. Unplug and leave to cool
completely before emptying or putting away.
Set the temperature control dial on the iron to
the minimum setting before unplugging.
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4 • Steam ironing
The appliance allows steam output to be
adjusted (depending on model).
• setting on the iron : the steam control dial
should be set to min.
•• setting on the iron : the steam control should
be set at the mid level.
••• setting on the iron : the steam control dial
can be set to the max.
OF FABRIC
IRON
THERMOSTAT SETTING
LINEN, COTTON
•••
WOOL, SILK
••
SYNTHETIC
•
(Viscose, Polyester)
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5 • Dry ironing
Never iron or steam clothes while they are
being worn.
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STEAM
CONTROL
DIAL SETTING
Note : It is normal for the connection cord to
become warm during use.
Before using the pressure iron & steamer
for the first time or if you have not used the
steam function for a few minutes, press the
steam button several times in a row while
holding the iron away from your clothes.
This will enable any cold water to be
removed from the steam connection cord.
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.
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 seam.
This appliance can be used for dry ironing if
the steam trigger is not pressed and the steam
control dial is set to min.
Set the iron’s on/off switch to the on position.
6 • Vertical steam
To remove wrinkles in cotton or linen, the
soleplate can come into contact with the fabric
for optimal results.
For synthetic fabrics, a distance of 4 inches is
recommended to avoid damage to the
garment.
For delicate fabrics, we recommend carrying
out a test on an unobtrusive part of the
garment (inner seam).
Caution : Steam produced is very hot. To
avoid burns and scalding never iron or
steam clothes while they are being worn.
Fill iron according to the “Filling the boiler”
section of instructions.
Press on/off switch (B), the iron light and
steam indicator light will turn on.
When the steam indicator light turns off
(approximately 11 minutes), steam is ready.
Hang the garment on a coat hanger and hold
the fabric from the bottom of the garment
slightly taut with one hand.
Holding the iron in a vertical position, press
continuously on the steam button while
moving the iron from the top of the garment to
the bottom (C).
If unit is left on without steaming for a length
of time, water can condense in the hose and
droplets of water can be seen when you begin
to use the pressure iron & steamer again. For
best results simply aim the iron away from
yourself, other people, animals and clothing
and press the trigger for a few seconds to
remove the condensation and steam begins to
fill the hose.
7 • Filling the boiler while in
use
Caution : Never unscrew the boiler cap while
iron is producing steam and boiler is under
pressure.
Before opening the boiler, ensure that there is
no steam inside. To do this, press the steam
button and keep it pressed until there is no
more steam.
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Turn the unit off (see section “Turning On and
Off”) and unplug from outlet.
Slowly unscrew the boiler cap. To prevent
overflow during filling, use the water funnel
provided in the packaging. Fill with water until
the red ball reaches the « max » level. Do not
fill water tank past the base of the boiler cap
thread. Be sure that water does not spill over.
If this occurs remove the excess water.
Replace the boiler cap and screw it on tightly
but be careful not to over tighten.
Over tightening can damage the green 0-ring
Plug back in to electrical outlet.
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8 • After ironing
Turn the unit off. (Consult section “Turning On
and Off”).
Unplug the appliance.
Place the iron on the iron rest and allow to
cool completely which will take approximately
1 hour.
Once cold, empty water from the appliance
before storing. We recommend emptying the
boiler when not in use.
MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
Before cleaning ensure that the appliance is unplugged and completely cool down.
The iron can be cleaned with a damp cloth and wiped dry. Never use household cleaners,
descalers or solvents.
9 • Cleaning the soleplate
In normal use a draggy coating may build up
on the soleplate (starch, detergent buildup,
burnt synthetic fibers). This can be easily
removed by using the Rowenta Soleplate
Cleaning Kit or a quality hot iron soleplate
cleaner available at most stores.
To prevent scratching 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.
Always put the iron with the soleplate down on
the iron rest, never place on its heel.
10 • Rinsing out the
boiler
Do not use descaling agents.
To ensure optimum steam performance, the
boiler must be rinsed out after every 10 uses. If
your tap water is hard increase the frequency.
Check that the pressure iron & steamer is
unplugged and cold.
Fill the boiler 3/4 full with tap water.
Shake the boiler for a few moments and then
empty it over a sink (D).
Repeat the process.
Wipe the pressure iron & steamer base
regularly with a damp cloth and wipe dry.
Never hold the pressure iron & steamer
under the tap.
Boiler Cap
To ensure a proper seal, please check the
green rubber ring in the safety cap for wear
and tear regularly. If wear is noted, replace
ring. Replacement rings are available
through our main service centers.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Issues
Water runs through the holes in the
soleplate.
Possible causes
Boiler is too full.
Thermostat isn’t working.
The iron was used before reaching
the required temperature.
Water has condensed in the steam
tube as iron hasn’t been used for
some time.
Steam output control dial is set too
high for the temperature set on the
iron.
Solutions
Do not fill the boiler with more than
33 oz. water.
Send appliance to an authorized
service center.
Wait for the temperature/steam
control lights to go out before
ironing.
Hold the iron away from clothing and
press the steam control button until
iron produces steam.
Decrease steam output while ironing
at low temperature (•).
The soleplate leave white streaks on
clothing when ironing.
The boiler has a build-up of scale and
needs to be rinsed out regularly.
Rinse the boiler after every 10 uses
(see “Cleaning and Maintenance”).
The soleplate leave brown streaks on
clothing when ironing.
Chemical descaling agents or
additives have been used.
Tap water is high in organic matter
such as rust or iron.
Never use descaling agents or
additives. Rinse boiler thoroughly.
Switch to bottled spring water or
rinse boiler more often.
The soleplate has build-up.
Ironing at too high a temperature.
Refer to the Steam Ironing section of
the instructions for temperature
recommendations.
Spray starch on the reverse side of
the garment.
Spray starch build-up.
There is little or no steam.
Steam escapes from the boiler cap.
The boiler is empty.
Fill the boiler.
The boiler is not ready.
Wait for the steam indicator light to
go out before using steam.
Cap screwed on incorrectly.
Unscrew cap when unit is cold and
put back on.
Check cap regularly for signs of wear
and tear to green rubber ring.
Replace if wear is noticed.
The seal on the cap is worn.
Water spitting out of the boiler cap.
The boiler cap is not tight enough.
Check that 0-ring is not cracked or
broken and that you have tightened
the boiler cap firmly.
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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In the interest of improving products, Rowenta reserves the right to change specifications
without prior notice.
LIMITED WARRANTY
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.
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MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, ARE MADE BY
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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.
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If your appliance needs service, ship the product to your nearest regional service center. Be sure
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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.
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