04PC2300 GS11RH IB
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using electrical appliances, especially
when children are present, basic safety precautions should always be taken, including the
following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USING
DANGER
— Any appliance is electrically live even when the switch is off.
To reduce the risk of death by electric shock:
1. Always “unplug it” immediately after using.
2. Do not place or store appliance where it
can fall or be pulled into a tub or sink.
3. Do not place in, or drop into water or
other liquid.
4. If an appliance falls into water, “unplug it”
immediately. Do not reach into the water.
DANGER— To reduce the risk of
burns, electrocution, fire, or injury to persons:
1. This 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 the physically challenged.
Unsupervised use could result in fire or personal injury.
3. Use this appliance only for its intended
use as described in this manual. Do not use
attachments not recommended by the manufacturer.
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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. Do not attempt
to repair the appliance. Incorrect reassembly or repair could cause a risk of fire,
electric shock, or injury to persons when
the appliance is used. Return the appliance
to an authorized service center for examination and repair.
5. Keep the cord away from heated
surfaces. Do not allow cord to contact heated surfaces. Do not pull or twist cord. Let
appliance cool completely before
putting away. Loop cord loosely around
appliance when storing.
6. This appliance has a polarized plug (one
blade is wider than the other). As a safety feature, this plug will fit in 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.
7. Never drop or insert any object into any
opening or hose.
8. Do not use outdoors or operate where
aerosol (spray) products are being used or
where oxygen is being administered.
9. Do not use an extension cord to operate
appliance.
10. Surfaces of this appliance may be hot
when in use. Do not let eyes or bare skin
touch heated surfaces.
11. Do not place the steam nozzle directly on
any surface or on the appliance power
cord while it is hot or plugged in. Use the
stand provided.
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12. Unplug this appliance before filling or
emptying. Do not overfill.
13. While emitting steam, this appliance may
cause burns if it is used too close to the
skin, scalp or eyes, or if it is used incorrectly.
To reduce the risk of contact with hot water
emitting from steam vents, test appliance
before each use by holding it away from
body.
14. Do not operate steamer without properly
filling the water container.
15. Always keep the hose and nozzle
elevated above the water container.
16. Never yank cord to disconnect from outlet. Instead, grasp plug and pull to
disconnect.
17. Burns could occur from touching hot
metal parts, hot water, or steam. Use care
when removing water tank or when you turn
a steam appliance upside down – there may
be hot water in reservoir.
18. To reduce likelihood of circuit overload,
do not operate another high wattage appliance on the same circuit.
19. If an extension cord is absolutely
necessary, a 15 ampere rated 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.
20. Never pour water directly into reservoir.
21. When changing attachments, please be
sure the unit is off and no steam is being
released in order to avoid contact with hot
water.
22. Use caution when changing attachments, as
they may contain hot water from condensation.
Ensure the attachments are dry or cooled off, to
avoid contact with hot water.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
STEP 2 - Attaching the Steamer Hose
Be sure the unit is off. Attach "T" handle
steam nozzle to steam hose. Twist clockwise to
securely lock onto hose. Tighten by hand
until handle no longer turns.
FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY
UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS
Place the box on a large sturdy flat surface.
Carefully remove the appliance from the packing material. Keep all plastic bags away from
children.
STEAMER ASSEMBLY
STEP 1 - Attaching the
Telescopic Support Rod
Insert the bottom of the metal telescopic
support rod into the holder on the unit base
and screw the set screw until tight. (Caution:
Do not over-tighten.)
Attach the hose storage clip by pressing the
clip onto the lower section of the
telescopic support rod.
USING COLLAPSIBLE HANGER
This unit comes with a collapsing hanger to
use the hanger pull up on the sides of the
attachment until the arms click into the open
position. Hang your garment and steam
away wrinkles. When finished, press release
button on center of hanger to collapse for
storage.
Insert angled end of hose into steamer housing and twist clockwise to securely lock
hose onto housing. (Be sure both connections at ends of hose are correct before
operating appliance.) Extend the telescopic
rod and hang the "T" handle steam nozzle
from the metal rod.
Hose may be stiff upon removal from box.
Hose will relax after initial use. T-handle
will sit properly on pole support once
hose is relaxed.
GETTING TO KNOW
YOUR STEAMER
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE FILLING THE WATER CONTAINER
Turn the water container upside down and
inspect to make sure the valve and spring
assembly are functioning. Place the container
in the reservoir and check that it is seated
securely. If the container has been stored with
water inside, it may be necessary to remove
the water and clean the container. Follow the
steps for care and cleaning.
FILLING THE WATER CONTAINER
(PRIOR TO PLUGGING IN THE APPLIANCE)
Remove the water container with the handle
and turn upside down. Unscrew the valve in
the center of the base. Fill container by holding
container under a source of running cold
water until the container is filled to the desired
level. Do not overfill. Screw the valve cap onto
the water container and return the container to
the upright position. Place the water container
onto the base and make certain it is seated
properly in the cavity. DO NOT FILL THE CONTAINER WITH HOT WATER.
Detachable cooltouch handle
with easy grip
raised ribs
Collapsing
hanger
Removable
5' cool-touch insulated hose
with storage clip
Telescoping pole
hangs
garments and
nozzle and
collapse for storage
Safety auto-off
Low water
indicator
lamp
Removable,
easy-to-fill and
easy-to-clean
2-liter water
tank with
integrated
carry handle
On/Off switch
Cordreel
switch
4 large casters
OPERATING THE STEAMER
1. Make sure the ON/OFF switch is in the
OFF position.
2. Make sure all hose connections are
secure and tight.
3. Make sure the telescopic rod is fully
extended and the hose is not twisted
or kinked.
4. Plug the steamer cord into a normal electrical outlet.
5. Turn the ON/OFF switch to the
ON position.
6.The switch will light to indicate when
power is on.
7. If the low water lamp is illuminated,
follow reset instructions.
8. Steam will be produced from the
nozzle in about one minute.
CAUTION: Hose will be hot when
in use. Avoid prolonged contact.
CLEANING AND STORING
I. Turn the ON/OFF switch to the OFF position
and unplug from the power source.
2. Wait for the steamer to cool completely for
at least 30 minutes.
3. Unplug power cord and gently wrap
around built-in cord wrap.
4. Remove the steamer hose.
5. Remove the water container from unit,
unscrew valve and empty unused contents.
Allow to air dry.
6. Remove excess water from the reservoir by
lifting the unit and pouring.
7. Collapse telescopic hanger rod.
8. Replace water container.
9. Store the unit.
04PC2300 GS11RH IB
LOW WATER INDICATOR LAMP
Should the water tank run out of water, the
unit will automatically turn off and the low
water indicator lamp will cycle on and off.
To Reset Indicator:
1. Switch off the unit.
2. Remove water tank and refill as described
in the operating instructions.
3. Replace filled water tank into unit.
4. Switch on and the unit is ready to use,
once low water indicator lamp is off and
steam is emitted from T-nozzle.
Note: If the low water indicator lamp
becomes illuminated but the water tank is
not empty, follow the instructions for
decalcification.
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OTHER IMPORTANT NOTES
During operation, the
steamer hose may
gurgle. This is a
normal result of
condensation
collecting inside the
hose. Simply lift the
"T" handle upward
until the hose is
extended to its full
height. The gurgling
will disappear when
the excess moisture
inside the hose has
had a chance to drain
back into
the base.
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DECALCIFICATION
If the appliance begins to produce steam
more slowly than usual or stops producing
steam and then starts again, or if the low
water indicator lamp illuminates even with
water container full, you may need to decalcify your steamer. Decalcification refers to
removing the calcium deposits which form
over time on the metal parts of the steamer.
For best performance from the Conair
Garment Steamer, decalcify the unit from
time to time. The frequency depends upon
the hardness of your tap water and how
often you use the steamer.
To decalcify, use a solution of 1/3 white vinegar
and 2/3 water in the water container. Replace
the water container into the unit. Plug the unit
into electrical outlet. Turn to the ON position
and run until half the amount has steamed (1
LITER). Turn the unit to the OFF position, unplug
from
electrical outlet, and allow to sit for 30
minutes. Remove water container.
Remove excess water from the reservoir by
lifting the unit, inverting, and pouring the unit
over sink, and allowing water to drain from
internal reservoir. Repeat the above procedure
as many times as necessary until a normal
steam rate returns, usually 2-3 times. With
each repeated cycle, use a fresh solution of
vinegar and water. Run one cycle of fresh, cold
water through the unit at the completion of
decalcification, before using the unit again to
steam garments.
Always steam with hose in upright
position, so any condensation is free
to flow back into the steamer.
HOW TO STEAM
Grasp the "T" handle steam nozzle with the
steam jets facing away from you. Begin at the
bottom of the fabric to allow the steam to rise
inside and outside, removing
wrinkles. Slowly move the nozzle from the
bottom to the top of the fabric. Remove the
nozzle from the garment and smooth the fabric with your free hand. Some fabrics are best
steamed on the underside of the material.
This will allow the fibers of the fabric to relax,
eliminating wrinkles.
TO STEAM DRAPES:
Wash and dry drapes as directed, according to
fabric type. Rehang drapes and steam when
they are in place.
NOTE: Test fabric for color fastness in an
inconspicuous spot. Drape linens, towels,
handkerchiefs and napkins over a rod or
place onto a towel rack.
Heavier fabrics may require repeated steaming. Repeat as necessary.
With practice, you will gain speed and
efficiency. You will soon learn which
fabrics require multiple steam applications.
Do not directly touch velvet or silk with the
steam head.
If you steam in a low position, condensation
will collect inside the hose. This will cause
gurgling and some water droplets to form
near the steam jets on the "T" handle. To
avoid this, frequently lift the steam handle
upward until the hose is extended to its full
height.
TROUBLESHOOTING THE STEAMER
• PROBLEM - Steamer fails to heat
CAUSE - Steamer not plugged in
SOLUTION - Plug into electrical outlet
• PROBLEM - Auto shutoff engaged
CAUSE - Water container is empty
SOLUTION - Fill container and reset low
water button
• PROBLEM - No steam
CAUSE - Water level is low
SOLUTION - Turn ON/OFF switch OFF and
refill water container
• PROBLEM - Water drips from nozzle
CAUSE - Condensation in hose
SOLUTION - Hold the hose vertically
and allow water to drain back into unit
• PROBLEM - Nozzle gurgles
CAUSE - Condensation in hose
SOLUTION - Hold the hose vertically and
allow water to drain back into unit
• PROBLEM - Poor steam performance
CAUSE - Sediment in container
SOLUTION - Decalcify reservoir and water
container
Note: Amounts of chemicals in water will
vary in different areas. To insure continued
operation of the steamer, never store without cleaning and removing excess water
from the reservoir and water container.
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
Conair will repair or replace (at our option)
your unit free of charge for 12 months from
the date of purchase if the appliance is
defective in workmanship or materials.
To obtain service under this warranty, return
the defective product to the service center
listed below that is nearest you, together
with your purchase receipt and $3.00 for
postage and handling. California residents
need only provide proof of purchase and
should call 1-800-366-0937 for shipping
instructions. In the absence of a purchase
receipt, the warranty period shall be 12
months from the date of manufacture.
ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
SHALL BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO THE
12 MONTH DURATION OF THIS WRITTEN
WARRANTY. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts,
so the above limitations may not apply to
you.
IN NO EVENT SHALL CONAIR BE LIABLE
FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF
THIS OR ANY OTHER WARRANTY, EXPRESS
OR IMPLIED, WHATSOEVER. Some states do
not allow the exclusion or limitation of special, incidental, or consequential damages,
so the above limitation 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.
deluxe
FABRIC STEAMER
Service Centers:
Conair Corporation
Service Department
150 Milford Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
Instructions
for Use
Conair Corporation
Service Department
7475 N. Glen Harbor Blvd.
Glendale, AZ 85307
For information on any Conair products call:
1-800-3-CONAIR or visit us on the web at
http://www.conair.com
For your safety
and continued
enjoyment of
this product,
always read the
instruction book carefully before using.
©2004 Conair Corporation
East Windsor, NJ 08520, Glendale, AZ 85307
®
04PC2300
IB-5443
Models GS11RH