Euro-Pro EP470 Iron User Manual

OWNER’S MANUAL
Steam Iron
Model EP470
For information or assistance:
:
USA: EURO-PRO Corporation
Canada: EURO-PRO Corporation
178 West Service Rd.
4400 Bois Franc
Champlain, NY 12919
St. Laurent, QC H4S 1A7
Tel.: 800-798-7398
Tel.: 514-842-8691
www.sharkhomecare.com
Model EP470
LIMITED WARRANTY
EURO-PRO Corporation warrants this product to be free from defects in material and
workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase. The liability of EURO-PRO
Corporation is limited solely to the repair or replacement of the product at EURO-PRO’s option.
This warranty does not cover damage caused by misuse, negligence, use on improper current or
voltage, use contrary to operating instructions or disassembly, repair or alteration by any person
other than an authorized EURO-PRO service station.
Product repair or replacement, at our option, is your sole remedy. This warranty excludes all other
legal and/or conventional warranties. The responsibility of EURO-PRO Corporation , if any, is
limited to the specific obligations expressly assumed by it under the terms of the limited warranty.
In no event is EURO-PRO Corporation liable for incidental or consequential damages of any
nature whatsoever. Some States do not permit the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so the above may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights which vary from state to state.
If you have a claim under this warranty or if you require service
DO NOT RETURN THIS PRODUCT TO THE STORE!
Send the product , postage prepaid to:
In Canada: EURO-PRO Corp.
4400 Bois Franc
St. Laurent, Quebec
H4S 1A7
Tel: (514) 842-8691
In U.S.A.: EURO-PRO Corp.
178 West Service Rd.
Champlain, NY 12919
Tel: (800) 798-7398
Please include a copy of your sales receipt, $9.50 to over the cost of return shipping &
handling and a letter explaining the nature of your difficulty. Do not forget to enclose your
name, address and telephone number.
If the warranty period has expired, please send your iron postage pre-paid to:
In Canada: Service Department
In U.S.A.: Service Department
EURO-PRO Corp.
EURO-PRO Corp.
4400 Bois Franc
178 West Service Rd.
St. Laurent, Quebec
Champlain, NY 12919
H4S 1A7
Tel: (514) 842-8691
Tel: (800) 798-7398
You will be advised of the cost of repair before any servicing is done unless you enclose a
note indicating that you would like us to proceed with the repairs and return the iron to you
C.O.D.
PRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD
Please complete and return within ten (10) days of purchase. The registration will enable us to
contact you in the event a product defect is discovered. By returning this card you acknowledge
to have read and understood the instructions for use, and warnings set forth in the accompanying
instructions.
RETURN TO: EURO-PRO Corporation, 178 WEST SERVICE RD., CHAMPLAIN, N.Y. 12919
IN CANADA: EURO-PRO Corporation, 4400 BOIS FRANC, ST. LAURENT, QUE. H4S 1A7
PURCHASER: ……………………………………………………………………………………………
ADDRESS: ……………………………………………………………………………………………….
Model EP470
DATE OF PURCHASE: …………………….. MODEL: ………………. SERIAL NO: .…………….
NAME AND ADDRESS OF STORE: …………………………………………………………………..
TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Iron does not heat
Thermostat ready light
goes On and Off
Some odor or small
particles come out of
steam vents of new
iron
Iron does not steam
Water droplets coming
from steam vents
POSSIBLE REASONS & SOLUTIONS
• Iron should be plugged into a 120V AC electrical
outlet only.
Make sure that the plug is securely in the socket.
• Temperature setting too low.
Turn to higher setting.
• This is normal.
The light goes On and Off as the thermostat is
switching the heating element On and Off to
maintain the selected temperature.
• This is normal.
Follow instructions for first use and allow iron to steam
through 2-3 fillings & press the steam burst button
occasionally to eliminate small white particles.
• Water tank may be empty or water level is very low.
Add water.
• Make sure that the temperature control dial and
the variable steam control are correctly set. For
maximum steam, (setting ‘Max’ on steam control),
temperature control dial should be set on ‘•••’.
• Adjustable steam control is set on “0”.
Always allow the iron to reach the selected
temperature with the adjustable steam control setting
at ‘0’. Make sure the temperature control dial is set in
the correct steam area, e.g. ‘•’, and the steam control is
not on ‘0’. For more steam, turn temperature dial to
higher setting, e.g. ‘•••’, and the steam control to ‘Max’.
• If temperature setting and steam control setting are
correct and there is no steam, gently tap the
soleplate on the ironing board a few times. Move
the variable steam control from ‘0’ to ‘Max’ a few
times.
• Iron may not be hot enough. Set thermostat to the
‘Max’ position. Always allow iron sufficient time to
heat up (thermostat light goes off) before activating
the variable steam control.
• Overuse of steam burst. Allow more time between
each burst.
• Iron may have been overfilled. Turn iron off,empty
water and follow instructions for filling.
• Steam performance may be low if iron requires
seasoning. To season, use regular tap water for 1or 2
tanks until steam performance improves.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using your iron, basic safety
precautions should always be followed,
including the following:
1. Read all instructions carefully.
2. Use iron only for its intended use.
3. To protect against risk of electrical
shock, do not immerse the iron in
water or other liquids. Always turn
the iron to “OFF” before plugging in
or unplugging from outlet.
4. Never yank cord to disconnect from
outlet. Grasp plug and pull to
disconnect.
5. Do not allow cord to touch hot
surfaces. Let iron cool completely
before putting away.
6. Always disconnect iron from
electrical outlet when filling with
water, emptying, or when not in use.
7. Do not operate iron with a damaged
cord, or after the iron has been
dropped or damaged in any manner.
To avoid the risk of electric shock,
do not disassemble the iron. Return
the iron to the nearest service facility
for examination and repair. Incorrect
reassembly can cause the risk of
electric shock when the iron is used.
8. Close supervision is necessary for
any appliance being used by or near
children. Do not leave iron
unattended while connected or on an
ironing board.
9. 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.
10. This appliance is for household
use only.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
1. To avoid a circuit overload, do not
operate another high-wattage
appliance on the same circuit.
2. If an extension cord is absolutely
necessary, use a 13-ampere cord.
Cords rated for less amperage may
overheat. Use care to arrange the
cord so that it cannot be pulled or
tripped over.
POLARIZED PLUG: This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is
wider than the other). As a safety feature, this plug
will fit into a polarized outlet only one way. If the
plug does not fit fully into the outlet, reverse the
plug. If it still does not fit, contact a qualified
electrician. Do no attempt to defeat this safety
feature.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For Household Use Only
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Printed in China
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Rev. 00302
IRONING CHART
NOTE: Before starting to iron delicate
fabrics, it is best to first test the
temperature of the iron on a hem or an
inside seam.
To select iron temperature, align
temperature selected on dial with
the indicator on the water tank.
DIRECTIONS
ON LABEL
MIN
STEAM
CONTROL
0
COTTON
WOOL
LINEN
MAX
•• •••
•
MINIMUM
STEAM
BURST OF
STEAM
SPRAY
10
MAXIMUM
STEAM
on the label means ‘THIS ARTICLE CANNOT BE IRONED!”
TEMP.
CONTROL
SILK
Please note that
FABRIC
SYNTHETIC
FIBERS, e.g.
acrylic, nylon
polyester
USER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS (CONT.)
SELF CLEANING
STORAGE
It is important to “Self Clean” the iron at
least every two weeks to remove scale,
calcium, etc. The harder the water, the
more often the iron should be self
cleaned.
1. Always turn the variable steam
control to “No steam position” after
you have emptied the water tank.
1. Set the variable steam control to
“No steam position”.
2. Allow the iron to cool down.
3. Always store the iron in the upright
position to protect the soleplate.
2. Fill the water tank up to the “MAX”
level.
4. From time to time, clean the exterior
of the iron with a damp cloth and
wipe dry.
3. Place the iron in the upright position.
Plug the iron into the electrical outlet
and set the temperature control dial
to the maximum temperature.
5. If you use spray starch, wipe the
soleplate occasionally with a soft
damp cloth to prevent the build-up of
deposits.
4. Wait until the iron heats up and
thermostat light goes off and then
comes on again.
5. Hold the iron horizontally over the
sink and slide the variable steam
control to the “Self Clean” zone.
“
“ See Figure 9.
6. If the iron has not been used for a
few weeks, hold the iron horizontally
and allow to steam for 2 minutes
before ironing.
ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
1. Do not rest iron on soleplate.
2. Never use or rest iron on an
unstable surface.
3. While the iron is hot, never set iron
on an unprotected surface - even if it
is on its heel rest.
4. WARNING! TO PREVENT
ELECTRIC SHOCK OR OTHER
INJURY, before filling the iron
with water, make sure that the
plug is removed from the outlet.
11. Always store your iron on the iron
rest provided with your iron, not on
the soleplate. If stored face down,
even the smallest amount of
moisture will cause the soleplate to
corrode and stain.
12. DANGER! Never use the iron if it
is damaged or dropped. Using the
iron when it is damaged could
create the risks of fire, electric
shock, injury or death.
5. CAUTION: Never fill the iron with
fabric conditioner, starches or any
other solution, as these will
damage the steam mechanism. Do
not use contaminated water.
6. WARNING! TO AVOID FIRE, never
leave iron unattended while it is
plugged in.
7. WARNING! TO PREVENT
ELECTRIC SHOCK, never
immerse the iron in water or other
liquid.
6. Boiling water and steam will now be
ejected from the holes in the
soleplate. The impurities and scale
are washed away with it.
8. WARNING! TO PREVENT
ELECTRIC SHOCK, never use the
iron in a location where it can fall
or be pulled into water or any
other liquid. If the iron falls into
water or any other liquid, unplug it
immediately. DO NOT reach into
the water or liquid.
7. Move the iron back and forth as this
happens.
8. Slide the variable steam control lever
to the “No steam position” position
after one minute or when the water
tank is empty.
9. CAUTION: Never use scouring
pads, abrasive or chemical
cleaners, or solvents to clean the
exterior or soleplate of your iron.
Doing so will scratch and/or
damage the surface.
9. Stand the iron in the upright
position to cool down before storing.
10. WARNING! DO NOT aim iron at
face, towards yourself, or anyone
else while using or adjusting
steam. Burns or serious injury
may occur.
Self
Clean
Figure 9
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR IRON
Before using your SHARK Sting Ray
Iron, remove any labels, stickers or tags
that may be attached to the body or
soleplate of the iron.
When turned on for the first time, your
new iron may emit an odor for up to 10
minutes. This is due to the initial
heating of the materials used in making
the iron.
The odor is safe and should not reoccur
after initial heating.
Also, before ironing with steam for the
first time, allow iron to heat, hold in a
horizontal position and hit the burst of
steam button several times. The iron
may emit some small particles from the
steam holes. This is normal and will
clear after pressing the burst of steam
button several times.
USER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
EMPTYING THE IRON
4. Set variable steam control to “MAX”.
1. Always empty iron after each use.
5. Turn the iron upside down over the
sink with the tip pointing downward
and allow the water to flow from the
opening. (See fig. 8)
2. When finished using the iron, turn
the variable steam control to “No
steam position” and the temperature
control dial to “MIN”.
6. Set variable steam control to “No
steam position”.
3. Unplug the iron from the electrical
outlet.
7. Allow iron to cool in an upright
position before storing.
WARNING! Use caution when
emptying the iron. Burns may occur
from touching hot metal surfaces,
hot water or steam.
Figure 8
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Power Supply Cord
Auto Shut-Off Light
Thermostat Light
Variable Steam Control
Burst of Steam Button
Spray Button
Water Filling Inlet Cover
8. Spray Nozzle
9. Temperature Control Dial
10. Water Level Window
11. Stainless Steel Soleplate
12. Water Measuring Beaker
13. Iron Heel Rest
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (CONT.)
SELECTING IRON
TEMPERATURES
IRONING HINTS
WARNING! To prevent fire, do not
leave iron unattended while
connected.
Always read garment labels and follow
the manufacturer’s ironing instructions.
Refer to the “Ironing Chart” on page 10
for temperature recommendations:
•
FEATURES OF EURO-PRO CORDED/CORDLESS IRON
•
Sort articles to be ironed according
to the type of fabric. This will reduce
the need to adjust the temperature
for different types of garments.
•
If you are not sure of the fiber
content of a garment, test a small
area such as a seam or inside hem
section before ironing a visible area.
Start with a low temperature setting
and gradually increase to find the
best setting.
Use low settings for synthetics.
•• Use moderate settings for wool,
silks, and blends.
••• Use high settings for cottons and
linens.
Temperature Control Dial
Figure 6
Variable Steam Control
•
When reducing the temperature to
iron sensitive fabrics, allow
approximately 2 minutes for the iron
to cool to the new temperature
setting.
•
Fabrics such as velour, wool, linen
and silk are best ironed with an
ironing cloth to prevent shine marks.
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2
4. TEMPERATURE DIAL
Turn dial to select
temperature. Main
temperature settings are
indicated by the 1, 2 and 3
dots. (See “Ironing Chart.”)
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1. BLAST OF STEAM BUTTON
Pressing this Button provides a
powerful blast of steam without
dripping water.
5. WATER FILLING INLET
The cover prevents dust and
foreign matter from entering
the water tank. It also stops
any water from spilling during
ironing.
2. ATOMIZER SPRAY
BUTTON
Pressing this Button provides a
defined jet of spray which gently
moistens fabric.
Figure 7
3. VARIABLE STEAM
CONTROL
For selecting dry ironing, slide lever
down. For steam ironing, gradually
slide lever up to increase the
amount of steam.
NOTE: Before starting to iron delicate
fabrics, it is best to first test the
temperature of the iron on a hem or an
inside seam.
Red
Light
6. AUTO SHUT-OFF
The electronic auto-off
switches the iron off if it has
been standing unmoved for
approximately 8 minutes. A
red light will flash when the
iron switches itself off. To
switch the iron back on
again,shake the iron.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance is for HOUSEHOLD USE
ONLY and may be plugged into any
120V AC polarized electrical outlet. Do
not use any other type of outlet.
DRY IRONING
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (CONT.)
WARNING! Before filling the iron
with water, be sure the iron is not
plugged into the electrical outlet. The
iron may be filled with water while it
is hot.
WARNING! TO PREVENT THE RISK
All marked settings on the temperature
dial can be used for dry ironing. Slide
the variable steam control lever all the
down as shown in Figure 1. This will cut
off the steam flow if water is in the tank.
For Dry Ironing:
OF BURNS, use caution when filling
iron with water. Burns can occur
from touching hot metal parts, hot
water, or steam.
NOTE: Because of the soleplate design,
ordinary tap water may be used with this
iron. However, in very hard water areas,
we recommend using distilled or
demineralized water.
4. Turn the temperature dial to any of
the temperatures within the gray
steam band and allow the iron to
heat for approximately 2 minutes
before ironing. Place iron on its
heel (on a stable, protected
surface) while the iron is warming to
desired temperature.
2. Set the temperature dial. Place the
iron on the stand (on a stable,
protected surface) and allow it to
heat for approximately 2 minutes.
3. With the iron in a horizontal position,
press the burst of steam button
several times to prime the pump.
See Figure 4.
5. Slide the steam lever up to increase
the amount of steam. When using
extra steam, the iron uses more
water and it may be necessary to fill
the tank more often. See Figure 3.
For Steam Ironing:
CAUTION: Never fill the iron with
Figure 1
1. Turn temperature dial to “0” and
slide the variable steam control lever
all the way down.
2. Plug the cord into a polarized, 120V
AC electrical outlet. The power “ON”
light will come on, indicating that the
iron is receiving power.
3. Turn the temperature dial to the
desired setting. (See “Ironing Guide”
for a guide to temperature selection.)
fabric conditioner, starches or any
other liquid, as these will damage the
steam mechanism. Do not use
contaminated water.
1. Turn temperature dial to “MIN” and
slide lever all the way to the left.
2. Holding the iron at a slight angle,
pour water slowly into the water
filling inlet. See figure 2. Fill tank to
desired level or to the “MAX” water
level marking using the water filling
flask. (When the iron is upright, the
blue, see-through water tank allows
you to gauge the amount of water.)
DO NOT overfill the tank.
4. Place iron on its heel (on a stable,
protected surface) while iron is
warming to desired temperature.
Figure 4
Figure 3
6. Steam is produced as soon as the
iron is held in the horizontal position.
Steam will stop coming out when the
iron is put on its heel in a vertical
position or by turning the steam
control dial to “0”.
NOTE: If the tank runs dry, remove the
plug from wall outlet. Then, fill the iron
with water and re-prime the pump. The
iron may be filled with water while it is
hot.
WATER SPRAY
The water spray is useful on fabrics with
stubborn wrinkles. Press the spray
button and a jet of water will spray onto
the fabric being ironed. See Figure 5.
The water spray can be used with dry or
steam ironing as desired.
BURST OF STEAM
WARNING! DO NOT aim iron at face,
towards yourself, or anyone else
while using or adjusting steam.
Burns or serious injury may occur.
The burst-of-steam button is useful
when ironing denim, cotton, and linens.
It provides extra, sudden blasts of
steam which aid in removing stubborn
wrinkles.
STEAM IRONING
WARNING! DO NOT aim iron at face,
towards yourself, or anyone else
while using or adjusting steam.
Burns or serious injury may occur.
Figure 2
3. Plug the cord into a polarized, 120V
AC electrical outlet.
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The burst-of-steam feature can be used
with Dry or Steam ironing as desired.
Figure 5
1. Make sure the water tank is at least
1/2 filled with water.
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