Eco Mop Multipurpose Steam Cleaner Instruction Booklet SC7500 Please read these instructions carefully and retain for future reference. Contents Safety Precautions for your Eco Mop 2 Sunbeam’s Safety Precautions 3 Features of your Eco Mop 4 Attachments and Accessories 6 Using your Eco Mop Care and Cleaning 7 10 Important instructions – retain for future use. Safety Precautions for your Eco Mop • • • • • • • • • 2 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR YOUR SUNBEAM ECO MOP. The Sunbeam Eco Mop is intended for domestic household use only. Only use the attachments supplied with the Eco Mop. Others may cause hazards. Always unplug the mop from the power outlet when filling with water. Do not add detergents, chemicals, aromatic products, or solutions of any kind when filling the mop with water as this may damage the mop or make it unsafe for use. The mop is switched on and heating once connected and turned on at the power outlet, even if the steam on/off switch is in the off position ( ). Always use the tray when heating or cooling or at any time the mop is stationary for more than 10 seconds, to avoid damage to surfaces. Should calcification occur, the white ‘halo’ effect can be removed using a decalcifying product or with a few drops of vinegar applied directly to the area. Do not direct the steam jet toward people or pets as this could be harmful. Do not direct steam toward equipment containing electrical components, such as the interior of ovens. It could damage the equipment and may cause serious injury. The safety pressure valve will automatically activate if the steam pressure becomes too high in the steam chamber. This can be prevented by regular cleaning. • Do not touch the lower part of the mop or the attachments when the mop has been in use as these parts will be hot. Allow to cool before handling. • Care must be taken when cleaning polished wooden floor boards. Do not use the Eco Mop on any unsealed wooden flooring, including high traffic areas where the protective coating may be worn down, as the steam may penetrate and damage the wood. Steam may also affect flooring that has been treated with wax as it may be removed by the heat of the steam, leaving the surface dull. If unsure, spot test a small inconspicuous area before proceeding. • Always check the manufacturer's care and cleaning instructions before using the Eco Mop to clean fabrics, soft furnishings and other surfaces, where possible. • Do not use the utility head on any surface without a cloth fitted as it may damage or scratch the surface. • Always ensure the mop is unplugged and completely cool before cleaning the steam chamber. • Allow the mop to cool completely before storing. Sunbeam’s Safety Precautions Sunbeam are very safety conscious when designing and manufacturing consumer products, but it is essential that the product user also exercise care when using an electrical appliance. Listed below are precautions which are essential for the safe use of an electrical appliance: • Read carefully and save all the instructions provided with an appliance. • Always turn the power off at the power outlet before you insert or remove a plug. Remove by grasping the plug - do not pull on the cord. • Turn the power off and remove the plug when the appliance is not in use and before cleaning. • Do not use your appliance with an extension cord unless this cord has been checked and tested by a qualified technician or service person. • Always use your appliance from a power outlet of the voltage (A.C. only) marked on the appliance. • Close supervision is necessary when your appliance is being used near children or infirm persons. • Never leave an appliance unattended while in use. • Do not use an appliance for any purpose other than its intended use. • Do not place an appliance on or near a hot gas flame, electric element or on a heated oven. Do not place on top of any other appliance. • Do not let the power cord of an appliance hang over the edge of a table or bench top or touch any hot surface. • Do not operate any electrical appliance with a damaged cord or after the appliance has been damaged in any manner. If damage is suspected, return the appliance to the nearest Sunbeam Appointed Service Centre for examination, repair or adjustment. • For additional protection, Sunbeam recommend the use of a residual current device (RCD) with a tripping current not exceeding 30mA in the electrical circuit supplying power to your appliances. • Do not immerse the appliance in water or any other liquid unless recommended. • Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. If you have any concerns regarding the performance and use of your appliance, please visit www.sunbeam.com.au or contact the Sunbeam Consumer Service Line. Ensure the above safety precautions are understood. 3 Features of your Eco Mop Mop handle Water tank cap Large 1 litre water tank The large capacity water tank provides up to 30 minutes of continuous steam cleaning. Instant steam generator The 1500W element guarantees a powerful, constant flow of high-pressure steam in excess of 100°C in seconds. Steam chamber nozzle Figure 1 4 Storage hook Steam on/off switch Steam ready indicator light Illuminates when the power is turned on at the outlet and the element is heating. It goes out when the steam is ready to use. The indicator light will cycle on and off intermittently as the mop maintains the required temperature. Maximum water level indicator Upright handle Use this handle when using the mop in an upright position to clean windows and other elevated areas. Safety pressure valve Activates automatically to release steam from the steam chamber if required. Long 5 metre power cord Securing clips To secure an alternative cloth to the utility head. 5 Attachments and Accessories Utility head The low profile swivel head is used in conjunction with the floor cloth or the upholstery cloth. Figure 2 Floor cloth Use the floor cloth on the utility head for cleaning all floor surfaces including ceramic tiles, linoleum, marble, vinyl, stone and sealed wooden floor boards. Round brush The round brush is ideal for spot cleaning rugs, carpet, car wheel rims and other heavily soiled areas. Figure 7 Heating/cooling tray Rest the mop on the tray at any time it is heating, cooling or stationary while steam is being produced. The tray will collect any water droplets and prevent heat damage to floor surfaces. Figure 3 Upholstery cloth Use the upholstery cloth on the utility head to clean upholstery and soft furnishings including sofas, curtains, blinds, rugs and mattresses. Figure 8 Cleaning brush Use the cleaning brush to remove mineral residue from the steam chamber that may form as a result of regular use. Figure 4 Squeegee The squeegee makes light work of cleaning windows, shower screens, mirrors and glass. Figure 5 Steam jet nozzle The steam jet nozzle produces a concentrated jet of steam for cleaning difficult areas in and around the home. Figure 6 6 Figure 9 Metal release pin The release pin is used for unblocking the steam outlet in the steam chamber nozzle. It is also used for unblocking the air inlet hole in the water tank cap. Figure 10 Using your Eco Mop Before first use Remove any packaging or marketing materials that may be attached to the mop. Partially fill and then empty the water tank to remove any foreign particles that may remain in the tank following the manufacturing process. Remove the metal release pin from the cleaning brush and store safely for later use. Filling the Eco Mop with water Before filling with water, ensure that the steam on/off switch on the handle is in the off position ( ) and the power cord is removed from the power outlet. 1. Position the mop securely at an angle close to the horizontal with the water tank cap facing upward. Remove the cap. 2. Slowly fill with at least 250ml of clean tap water. Do not exceed the maximum water level indicated (1 litre). 3. Replace the cap and tighten. Using the Eco Mop Ensure that the steam on/off switch is in the off position ( ) and the mop is unplugged from the power outlet before fitting or changing attachments. 1. Fit the desired cloth to the utility head by stretching the elasticised cloth over the head, ensuring it is evenly fitted and snug. Note: Do not use the utility head without a cloth attached as this may cause damage to surfaces. 2. Attach the utility head with cloth to the mop by aligning the hole in the end of the attachment with the pop-out lock button on the end of the mop. Depress the button to allow the attachment to fit over it. Push the attachment onto the mop until it is securely in position and the button pops out, locking the attachment in place. 3. Place the mop on the tray provided. 4. Insert the plug into a 230/240V power outlet and turn the power on at the wall. The light on the mop handle will illuminate, indicating that the steam generator is heating. Once the light goes out (approx. 50 seconds), the mop has reached the optimum temperature for producing steam and is ready to use. Note: The mop is switched on and heating once connected and turned on at the power outlet, even if the steam on/off switch is in the off positon ( ). 5. Move the steam on/off switch on the handle to the on position ( ). During use, the light will cycle on and off as the mop maintains the required temperature. Note: When the steam on/off switch is moved to the on position ( ), the mop may drip a small amount of water as it begins to produce steam. The mop will then start to produce steam within seconds, so ensure that it is resting on the tray whilst heating or cooling or at any time the mop is stationary for more than 10 seconds, to avoid damage to surfaces. Should calcification occur, the white ‘halo’ effect can be removed using a decalcifying product or with a few drops of vinegar applied directly to the area. 6. Slowly pass the mop back and forth over the surface to be cleaned. To remove stubborn stains, hold the mop over the area for several seconds. 7 Using your Eco Mop (continued) Note: When cleaning large areas the floor cloth may become quite wet and/or dirty. Move the steam on/off switch to the off position ( ) and unplug the mop from the power outlet. Allow the used cloth to cool before removing to rinse, wring out and replace. Alternatively replace with a clean, dry cloth. Follow the instructions on this page if using a non-elasticised cloth on the utility head. 7. Should the mop run out of steam during use the water tank may be empty and may need refilling. Place the mop on the tray provided, move the steam on/off switch to the off position ( ) and remove the plug from the power outlet. Refill the mop according to the instructions on page 7. Note: Do not use the mop without water in the tank as this may damage the mop. Always refill immediately once the generator becomes noticeably louder, as this indicates that the water tank needs refilling. 8. Once you have finished cleaning the desired area, move the steam on/off switch to the off position ( ) and remove the plug from the power outlet. Place the mop on the tray whilst cooling. 9. Allow the mop to cool completely before storing. Using a non-elasticised cloth Before removing a cloth from the utility head, ensure that the steam on/off switch is in the off position ( ) and the plug is disconnected from the power outlet. Allow the mop, the utility head and the cloth to cool before handling. When using a non-elasticised cloth, use the securing clips to attach it to the utility head. Remove the utility head from the mop before fitting the cloth. 8 Figure 11 Non-elasticised cloth 1. Pull each clip upwards and twist 90°. 2. Place the utility head on a clean dry cloth and fold the edges of the cloth up over the sides of the head. 3. Twist the clips back into position so that the cloth is secured underneath them. 4. Follow steps 2 to 9 on page 7. Using the other attachments Before removing an attachment from the mop, ensure that the steam on/off switch is in the off position ( ) and the plug is disconnected from the power outlet. Allow the mop and the attachment to cool completely before handling. To remove an attachment, depress the button on the end of the mop and slowly pull while rotating the attachment until it separates from the mop. To remove the steam jet nozzle, simply pull firmly. Note: Do not turn the mop upside down to fit attachments. Putting pressure on the handle could damage it. Using the utility head and upholstery cloth To use the utility head and upholstery cloth, follow the instructions under the section titled "Using the Eco Mop" on page 7. Using your Eco Mop (continued) Using the steam jet nozzle 1. Attach the steam jet nozzle by pushing it firmly onto the end of the mop. the attachment onto the mop until it is securely in position and the button pops out locking the attachment in place. 2. Follow steps 3 to 9 on page 7. 2. Follow steps 3 to 9 on page 7. Note: The nozzle can be rotated to angle the steam jet in the desired direction. Note: Do not use on coarse surfaces such as tile grout or cement for extended periods as this may damage the bristles. Using the squeegee Before attaching the squeegee, fit the steam jet nozzle as described on page 8, ensuring that the steam hole is facing downward. 1. Attach the squeegee to the mop by aligning the hole in the end of the attachment with the pop-out lock button on the end of the mop. Depress the button to allow the attachment to fit over it. Push the attachment onto the mop until it is securely in position and the button pops out locking the attachment in place. Upright use When using the mop for cleaning elevated areas (such as windows), only half fill the tank with water. 1. Ensure the mop is turned on at the outlet. 2. Hold the mop in the elevated position and move the steam on/off switch to the on position ( ) once the steam ready light goes out. Figure 13 2. Follow steps 3 to 9 on page 7. Note: Ensure that the squeegee is fitted over the nozzle so that the nozzle hole is visible from the underside of the squeegee. Figure 12 Using the round brush 1. Attach the round brush to the mop by aligning the hole in the end of the attachment with the pop-out lock button on the end of the mop. Depress the button to allow the attachment to fit over it. Push Note: Allow approximately 30 seconds for the steam to generate when the mop is in the upright position. If the mop fails to produce adequate steam when upright, gently shake it to reposition the weighted tubing inside the water tank so that it can draw water more efficiently. 3. Follow steps 6 to 9 on page 7. 9 Care and Cleaning After each use 1. Move the steam on/off switch on the handle to the off position ( ) and remove the plug from the power outlet. 2. Once the mop has cooled completely, empty any remaining water from the tank by turning the mop upside down above a sink or outdoors. 3. Store the mop using the convenient hanging loop at the top of the handle if desired. Cleaning the steam chamber Over time, minerals may build up in the steam chamber which may impede the production of steam. It is recommended that the chamber be cleaned after every 12-15 uses to ensure optimum performance. 1. Ensure that the mop is unplugged from the power outlet and completely cool before cleaning. 2. Push the nozzle lock button down toward the mop housing. While holding the lock in the unlocked position, turn the steam chamber nozzle counter-clockwise and pull it out completely from steam chamber. 3. Insert the cleaning brush into the chamber. 4. Rotate the brush while simultaneously pulling it in and out of the chamber. This will dislodge any accumulated minerals. 5. Insert the steam nozzle back into the chamber and turn clock-wise to lock back into position. Unblocking the steam outlet Occasionally minerals may build up and block the steam outlet. If this occurs, remove the rubber tip from the metal release pin and insert the pin into the steam outlet in the centre of the steam chamber nozzle. This will clear any blockage that may have formed. 10 �������������������� ����� ������ Figure 14 ����������� ������ ���������� ����������� ������������� ������ Figure 15 Figure 16 Unblocking the air outlet If the mop fails to produce steam, the air inlet in the water tank cap may be blocked. To unblock the hole, remove the rubber tip from the metal release pin and insert the pin into the hole in the centre of the water tank cap. This will release the rubber valve inside and allow the air to flow freely. Care and Cleaning continued Cleaning the cloths Both the floor and the upholstery cloths can be machine washed in warm water (60°C max). Do not iron, tumble dry or bleach. For heavy soiling, soak the cloths in warm water and detergent or a mild stain remover to restore whiteness. Allow to dry completely before storing. Cleaning the mop exterior To clean the exterior of the mop, wipe over with a damp soft cloth and wipe dry. Note: Do not use cleaning detergents or chemicals to clean the exterior of the mop as these will damage its surface. 11 Notes 12 Notes 13 Consumer Hotline Australia 1800 025 059 New Zealand 0800 786 232 www.sunbeam.com.au is a registered Trademark of Sunbeam Corporation Limited. ACN 000 006 771. © Sunbeam Corporation Limited 2004. Made in China. Due to minor changes in design or otherwise, the product may differ from the one shown in this leaflet. Backed by Sunbeam's 2 Year Replacement Guarantee and National Service Network. Sunbeam Corporation is a division of GUD Holdings Ltd. For more information or advice on this or any other Sunbeam appliance, visit www.sunbeam.com.au or contact the Sunbeam Consumer Service Line above.