Operating instructions | AC International AC1875 Hair Dryer User Manual

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I N S T R U C T I O N S
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W A R R A N T Y
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H A I R D RY E R
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using electrical appliances, especially when children are present,
basic safety precautions should always be followed,
including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCITIONS BEFORE USING
KEEP AWAY FROM WATER
DANGER: As with most electrical appliances, electrical parts are
electrically live even when the switch is off.
To reduce the risk of death by electrical shock:
1. Always "unplug it" immediately after using.
2. Do not use while bathing.
3. Do not place or store appliance where it can fall or be pulled into
a tub or sink.
4. Do not place in or drop into water or other liquid.
5. If an appliance falls into water, "unplug it" immediately.
Do not reach into the water.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of burns, electrocution,
fire or injury to persons:
1. An appliance should never be left unattended when plugged in.
2. Close supervision is necessary when this appliance is used by, on,
or near children or invalids.
3. Use this appliance only for its intended use as described in this
manual. Do not use attachments not recommended
by the manufacturer.
4. Never operate this appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug,
if it is not working properly, or if it has been dropped or damaged,
or dropped into water. Call Consumer Service for
examination and repair. (See Warranty Section)
5. Keep the cord away from heated surfaces. Do not wrap the cord
around the appliance.
6. Never block the air openings of the appliance or place it on a soft
surface such as a bed or couch, where the air openings may be
blocked. Keep the air openings free of lint, hair, and the like.
7. Never use while sleeping.
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8. Never drop or insert any object into any opening.
9. Do not use outdoors, or operate where aerosol (spray) products
are being used or where oxygen is being administered.
10. Do not direct hot air towards eyes or other heat sensitive areas.
11. Attachments may be hot during use. Allow them to
cool before handling.
12. Do not place appliance on any surface while it is operating.
13. While using the appliance, keep your hair away from the air inlets.
14. Do not use an extension cord with this appliance.
15. For a dual-voltage appliance. Be sure dual-voltage selector is in
correct voltage position before operating. Before plugging in, read
the information about dual voltage contained in the instruction
section of this manual.
16. Do not operate this appliance with a voltage converter.
17. This is a dual voltage appliance, it was set at the factory to
operate at 125 volts. Refer to the "Operating Instructions" section
of this manual for conversion to 250 volts operation.
18. Be sure dual-voltage selector is in the correct voltage position
before operating. Before plugging in, read the information about
dual voltage contained in the instruction section of this manual.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
THIS PRODUCT IS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
HAIR DRYER IS NOT A TOY
POLARIZED PLUG
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the
other.) To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to fit
into a polarized outlet only one way. If the plug does not fit fully in
the outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this safety feature.
ELECTRIC POWER
If the electrical circuit is overloaded with other appliances, your
appliance may not operate properly. It should be operated on a
separate electrical circuit from other appliances.
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Getting to Know Your
1875W TRAVEL HAIR DRYER
Product may vary slightly from illustrations
Air Filter Cover
(P/N 50540)
Concentrator
(P/N 50541)
Air Outake Vent
Air Intake Vent
Cool Shot
Button
3 Position Switch
High, Low, OFF
Dual Voltage
Switch
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IF YOU MUST USE YOR HAIR
DRYER IN THE BATHROOM,
INSTALL A GFCI* NOW!
Your local electrician can help you
decide which type is best for you
— a portable unit that plugs into
the electrical outlet, or a
permanent unit installed by your
electrician. The National
Electrical Code now requires
GFCIs in the
bathroom,
garage, and
outdoor outlet
of all new
homes.
WHY DO YOU NEED A GFCI?
Electricity and water don’t mix! If
your hair dryer falls in water
while it is plugged in, the electric
shock can kill you even if the
switch is OFF!
A regular fuse or circuit breaker
won’t protect you under these
circumstances. A GFCI offers you
far greater protection.
A GFCI can save your life!
Compared to that, the price is
small! Don’t wait… install one
now!
*GFCI is a sensitive device which
reacts immediately to a small
electric current leak by stopping
the electricity flow.
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CHECK ALCI SAFETY FEATURE EVERY
TIME YOU USE THE DRYER
Due to continuous improvements,
the appearance of your Safety Plug
may vary from the illustration
above.
This unit is provided with an
appliance leakage current
interrupter (ALCI) safety device
built into the plug. This device will
make it inoperable under some
abnormal conditions such as
accidental immersion in water.
If the appliance is immersed in water, do not attempt to reset the
ALCI safety device. Please take the unit to the nearest service facility
for examination.
The ALCI safety device is equipped with a test button so that its
operation can be checked.
TO USE:
DRYER STOPPED
1. Press the reset button on the
ALCI safety device.
Disturbances in your electrical
current can trigger the Safety
Plug. Press the RESET Button on
the unit so it clicks. Your dryer
will resume operation.
2. Plug appliance into AC
electrical outlet.
3. Then press the test button.
The reset button will pop out.
This verifies that the safety
device is operating properly.
4. Should the reset button not
pop out, do not use the unit,
Contact Consumer Service for
examination and repair
(See Warranty Section).
5. Press the reset button to reactivate your ALCI safety
device and use your
appliance.
NOTE: Be sure to repeat this test
every time you use the hair dryer
to confirm ALCI is operational.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
STYLING TIPS
Freshly Shampooed Hair
Be sure to towel dry the hair before using the hair dryer. This will cut
down on styling time and simplify drying. The hair should be damp,
not dripping.
Re-Styling Dry Hair
To tame frizz or curl the hair with a styling brush, dry hair should be
misted slightly with a water bottle prior to styling. The concentrator
is helpful in directing the airflow for better control.
Concentrator
Directs the airflow while styling smaller sections of hair.
Suggested Uses: blow drying with styling brushes or velcro rollers.
Gives a smooth, professional finish to the hair.
Cool Shot Button
While using the dryer with a styling brush or velcro rollers, the Cool
Shot Button helps to set the style for longer hold after blow drying
with heat. Direct the airflow towards the desired section of hair. After
the hair is heated through, press the Cool Shot Button for 30 seconds
or until the section is cool to touch.
USING THE DRYER
Important: During initial use, you may notice a slight odor and/or
smoke. This is normal and will cease with use. If after several uses the
situation has not stopped, discontinue use and contact Consumer
Service (See Service and Repair in the Warranty Section).
This appliance is equipped with a thermostat that will cycle "OFF" if
the temperature exceeds the comfort level due to partially blocked
air inlet or air outlet openings. In the event that the appliance stops
during use, turn off the switches, and allow the appliance to cool
down at which time the thermostat will automatically reset. During
use, do not block the air openings.
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Voltage Selector
For use in the U.S.A., the voltage selector switch should be placed in
the 125 volt position. For use in several countries overseas, the
voltage selector may need to be placed in the 250 volt position.
Confirm the voltage available at each overseas location before using
the appliance.
IMPORTANT: For connection to a 250 volt supply, use an attachment
plug adapter (not included) of the proper configuration for the power
supply receptacle.
DRYER SETTINGS
The dryer can be set to the High or Low heat / air speed settings.
For your reference, the settings can be used for the following
instances:
High
Removing excess moisture from the hair.
Straightening coarse textured hair.
Fast drying.
Low
General purpose styling.
Smoothing medium — fine textured hair.
Heating hair set with velcro rollers.
Cool Shot Button
For longer lasting styles, press for a shot of cool air. The Cool Shot
feature operates only while the Cool Shot Button is held down. When
it is released, the dryer will return to normal operation.
Dual Voltage Switch
To change the voltage, use a pen
to move the switch to correspond
to voltage of the country. Be
certain the appliance is unplugged.
The 125-volt position is used for
the USA; several overseas countries
require 250 voltage. For 250-volt
connection, use a plug adaptor of
the proper configuration.
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For countries overseas, use a pen
to switch to the corresponding
voltage of the country.
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OPERATING THE DRYER
1. Plug the Hair Dryer into an AC electrical outlet.
(Use a plug adapter if necessary)
2. Test the ALCI safety feature.
3. Select the proper Voltage corresponding with the country voltage.
4. Choose the desired heat setting.
5. Turn the power on.
6. Remove moisture from the hair by moving the dryer back and forth
around your hair (keeping at least 2 inches away from the hair).
Keep the dryer in motion at all times to avoid hair damage.
7. For a smooth or rounded look, you may want to use a styling brush
before hair is completely dry. The concentrator is helpful in
directing the airflow for better control when using sections or a
styling brush.
8. When finished styling, turn off and unplug dryer.
9. Allow the dryer to cool completely before storing.
CAUTION: While the dryer is operating, never obstruct the air inlet or
outlet openings and do not place appliance on any surface.
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USER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Storage
While not in use, turn the dryer off, unplug the hair dryer, allow to
cool completely, and store out of the reach of children in a safe and
dry location. Never store it while it is hot or still plugged in. Never
wrap the cord tightly around the appliance. Never hang the dryer by
the cord. Handle the cord carefully for long life, and avoid jerking,
twisting or straining especially at plug connections.
Maintenance
Attention: Before cleaning or maintenance is done to the dryer, turn
the dryer off and unplug.
Your dryer is virtually maintenance free. No lubrication is needed.
During use, untwist the cord from time to time to avoid tangling.
If any malfunction occurs, do not try to repair it yourself. Unplug the
appliance, allow it to cool and call Consumer Service for examination
and repair (See Warranty Section). This appliance has no user
serviceable parts.
Cleaning the Dryer
Keep all vents and openings clear of dirt or dust. Should dirt or oils
accumulate on the dryer, unplug the unit and wipe the exterior with a
damp cloth. Allow to dry completely before use.
Cleaning the Air Filter and Air Intake Vent
From time to time, check the Air Filter and Air Intake Vent for lint
build up. Cleaning the filter and vent helps to prevent the dryer from
overheating.
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The Air Filter is located at the
back of the dryer.To remove the
Filter Cover, hold on to the dryer
handle and lift the tab at the base
of the Filter Cover with the thumb
of your other hand until it
releases. Locate the tab at the top
of the Filter Cover and slide the
tab away from the dryer to
remove the cover. (Fig. A)
Fig. A
Use a small dry cloth to remove
build up from the Air Filter and
Filter Cover.
Fig. B
To replace the Filter cover, insert
the uppermost tab into the top
groove at the back of the dryer
until it locks in.(Fig. B) Press the
back of the Filter Cover until the
bottom tab snaps into place.
Note: Do not use the dryer without the Filter Cover.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
Replacement parts are available, and may be purchased through our
Consumer Relations Department by calling 1-800-934-7455, Mon-Fri.
9am-5pm Central Time, with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American
Express. Please be ready to give the part number(s) when you call.
Or log into our website to order at: www.eSalton.com
Andrew Collinge 1875W TRAVEL HAIR DRYER
(AC1875THD) REPLACEMENT PARTS
PART #
DESCRIPTION
50541
Concentrator
50540
Air Filter Cover
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LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY
Warranty: This Andrew Collinge product is warranted by Salton, Inc. to be free from defects in materials or
workmanship for a period of (2) years from the original purchase date. This product warranty covers only the
original consumer purchaser of the product.
Warranty Coverage: This warranty is void if the product has been damaged by accident in shipment,
unreasonable use, misuse, neglect, improper service, commercial use, repairs by unauthorized personnel,
normal wear and tear, improper assembly, installation or maintenance abuse or other causes not arising out
of defects in materials or workmanship. This warranty is effective only if the product is purchased and
operated in the USA, and does not extend to any units which have been used in violation of written
instructions furnished with the product or to units which have been altered or modified or to damage to
products or parts thereof which have had the serial number removed, altered, defaced or rendered illegible.
Implied Warranties: ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES WHICH THE PURCHASER MAY HAVE ARE LIMITED
IN DURATION TO TWO (2) YEARS FROM THE DATE OF PURCHASE. Some states do not allow limitations
on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation may not apply to you.
Warranty Performance: During the above two-year warranty period, a product with a defect will be either
repaired or replaced with a reconditioned comparable model (at our option) when the product is returned to
the Repair Center, or the purchase price refunded. The repaired or replacement product will be in warranty for
the balance of the two-year warranty period and an additional one-month period. No charge will be made for
such repair or replacement.
Service and Repair: Should the appliance malfunction, you should first call toll-free 1 (800) 934-7455
between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Central Standard Time and ask for CONSUMER SERVICE stating
that you are a consumer with a problem. Please refer to model number AC1875THD when you call.
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service and require you to pay in advance for the repair or replacement.
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Please note that all customs duty / brokerage fees, if any, must be paid by you and we will require you to pay
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Risk During Shipment: We cannot assume responsibility for loss or damage during incoming shipment. For
your protection, carefully package the product for shipment and insure it with the carrier. Be sure to enclose
the following items with your appliance: any accessories related to your problem, your full return address and
daytime phone number, a note describing the problem you experienced, a copy of your sales receipt or other
proof of purchase to determine warranty status. C.O.D. shipments cannot be accepted.
To return the appliance, ship to:
ATTN: Repair Center
Salton, Inc.
708 South Missouri Street
Macon, MO 63552
To contact us, please write to, call, or email:
Salton, Inc.
P.O. Box 1637
Columbia, MO 65205-1637
1 (800) 934-7455
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performance or product failure under any theory of tort, contract or commercial law including, but not limited to
negligence, gross negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty and breach of contract. Repair, replacement or
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liable for any incidental or consequential damages, losses or expenses. Some states do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may
not apply to you.
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