SI 2303 WM
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Read this manual before operation of the appliance!
Dear Customer,
Congratulations on the purchase of your new Defy appliance!
Please read this manual carefully before using your appliance for the first time and then store it
within easy reach for future reference. We trust you will enjoy years of trouble free use.
The user manual:
x This manual will provide you with information on how to safely operate and care for your
appliance in order that you gain the maximum benefit from it.
x Pay particular attention to any safety instructions.
Controls and parts
1- Power cable
2- Temperature adjustment button
3- Ceramic coated base
4- Water spray
5- Water refill lid
6- Steam adjustment button
7- Shock steam button
8- Water spray button
9- Thermostat warning light
10- Lime removing button
Thermostat heat setting :
Dry Ironing :
Shock steam :
Water spray :
Anti-drip feature :
Thermic fuse :
Vertical steaming :
Lime protection system :
Lime removing system :
The manufacturer strives for continuous improvement. For this reason, the
text and illustrations in this manual are subject to change without notice.
If the appliance is damaged in any way do not use it. Report the damage to
your dealer who will take the necessary corrective action.
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1 Safety and set-up
Please read this instruction
manual thoroughly prior to using
this appliance! Follow all safety
instructions in order to avoid
damages due to improper use!
Keep the instruction manual for
future reference. Should this appliance be given to a third party,
than this instruction manual must
also be handed over.
General safety
x Do
not use the appliance
outdoors or in the bathroom.
x No
responsibility shall be
assumed for damages arising
handling of the appliance.
x Do
not leave this appliance
unattended while it is in use.
Extreme caution is advised when
the appliance is being used
nearby children and people with
limited physical, sensorial or
mental capacities.
x Do not open the casing of the
circumstance. No responsibility
shall be assumed for damages
arising from improper usage.
x Our
comply with the applicable safety
standards; therefore, in case of
any damage to the appliance or
power cord, it should be repaired
or replaced by the dealer,
service centre or an authorised
specialist to avoid any danger.
Faulty or unqualified repair work
may be dangerous and cause
risk to the user.
x Only use the original parts or
parts recommended by the
x To ensure safe operation of the
appliance, do not attempt to
change the safety features in
any way.
Electrical safety
x Never use this appliance with
damp or wet hands.
x The
iron must always be
unplugged before filling the
water tank with water.
x Ensure that your supply power
information on the rating plate.
To disconnect the appliance from
the power source unplug it.
x For additional protection, this
appliance should be connected
to a household residual current
device with a rating of no more
recommendations, consult your
x Pay attention not to step or trip
on the power cable when using
the appliance.
x Place the appliance so that the
plug is always accessible.
x Never touch the plug of the
appliance with damp or wet
x Unplug
the appliance before
each cleaning and when the
device is not in use.
x To avoid damage to the power
cord, do not allow it to be
squeezed, twisted or rubbed
against sharp edges. Keep the
power cord away from hot
surfaces and naked flame.
x Do not pull on the power cable of
the appliance to disconnect it
from the power supply and never
wrap the power cable around the
x Do not use this appliance with an
extension cord.
x Do not immerse the appliance,
the power cord or the plug in
water or in any other liquid.
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Safety and set-up
Product safety
x Do not put the appliance on hot
surfaces (gas, electric or coal
appliance away from all kinds
of hot surfaces.
x To
avoid injury or material
damages, always keep your
hair, clothes and all other
belongings away from the
appliance when it is in use.
x Warning - Risk of Burning! Do
not touch the hot base plate of
the iron. Do not lean on the iron
when it is in use. Hot air will
come out from the appliance
during operation! Hold the iron
only by its handle.
x If this appliance drips or leaks
water or has other failures, it
must be checked and repaired
by an authorized service
specialist. Do not use this
appliance until it is repaired.
x Do not allow the iron to come
into contact with zippers, metal
buttons or other metal parts as
these may damage the base
plate of the iron.
x Make sure that the iron is
always placed on a storing
stand and switched off before
x Never direct the hot base plate
of the appliance to people, pets
or other electrical appliances
when steam is coming out.
After using, leave the appliance
to cool down completely in a
safe place away from reach of
children and people with limited
physical, sensorial or mental
capacities. Wait until the
completely before storing it.
Unattended hot irons may
cause burns and injuries!
x The surface on which you will
use and place the iron should
be stable.
x Before placing the iron onto an
ironing board, make sure that
the floor where you will place
the ironing board is stable.
Intended use
This appliance is intended for
household use only.
Child safety
Danger of suffocation! Keep all
the packaging materials away
from children.
x This appliance is not intended
for use by persons (including
children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities
or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have
been given supervision or
instruction concerning the use
of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
x Children should be supervised
to ensure that they do not play
with the appliance.
x When the appliance is in use or
left to cool down, keep children
away from the device and its
power cord.
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Initial use
1. Remove all package materials, labels and
protective foil and dispose of them in
accordance with the applicable legal
2. Please clean the outer parts of the
appliance as described in the section
"Cleaning and Maintenance".
3. Place the appliance on an even, stable,
dry and non-slip surface.
During first use, a light odor may
arise from the iron. This condition
will disappear after the first few
WARNING: When your iron is
filled with excessive water, it may
overflow. To avoid this, when you
hold your iron horizontally, make
sure that the level of water in the
appliance does not exceed the
MAX. line.
The "CLICK" sound you hear
during ironing, is because of the
anti-drip feature of your
appliance. This is a normal
In order to generate steam, the
base (3) of your iron has to rise
to a certain level of temperature.
By means of the "anti-drip"
feature of your iron, water
dripping from the base (3) of the
iron should be prevented until the
temperature of the base
becomes ready to generate
x This appliance is intended for use with tap
water. If your tap water is excessively limy,
we recommend you use a mixture of tap
water with potable water. Prior to ironing
for the first time, fill twice and vaporize.
Meanwhile, use the shock steam button
(7) frequently. In this way, both the steam
performance will improve and any dust
particles which may have penetrated
through the steam channels will be
cleaned out.
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x If water runs out during ironing, unplug the
iron, then the water can be topped up
without waiting for the iron to cool down.
x When the iron does not spray water, to
eliminate any possible blocking, close the
spray hole with your finger and press on
the spray button (8) several times.
x Iron your garments which require a low
temperature first and then those requiring
high temperatures. If the temperature is
reduced when the appliance has a high
temperature setting, it might be necessary
to wait for 3 to 4 minutes for the heat to
come down to the set level.
Ironing tips
x In order to learn the appropriate ironing
temperature to be used for the garment,
always read the care label on your
garment before setting the temperature.
x As the iron gets warmer in a shorter time
compared to the time elapsing to cool it
down, synthetics, silks and other fabrics
alike should be ironed at the beginning by
using lower temperature settings.
x If the garment is made of a blend of
different fabrics, always start ironing by
using the lowest temperature setting first.
x Silk and other textiles which tend to
brighten must be ironed on the reverse
side. Velvets and other lustrous fabrics
must be ironed under little pressure and in
one direction only. Always keep the iron
moving during ironing.
x Do not use the steam function when
ironing colored silk clothes. This may
cause stains.
x Garments made of 100% pure wool can be
ironed using steam. Preferably set the
temperature control button to the MAX
setting and lay a dry towel between the
garment and the iron.
x Ironing wool garments can cause them to
‘shine’. It is therefore recommended to iron
such garments inside out.
WARNING: Never iron on metal
parts, such as zippers, rivets, or
metal buttons as they could
damage the base plate of the
iron. Always iron around these
metal parts.
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Filling the water reservoir
x Always unplug the appliance. Pull the
steam adjustment knob (6) forwards to the
off position.
x Open the water refill lid (5) on the iron. Fill
the water.
x Close the water refill lid (5).
x Even if you will iron your garments without
steam; water should be available in the
appliance in order to use the water spray
(4) when you need it.
x Do not fill the water reservoir with perfume,
vinegar, laundry starch, lime removers or
other products or chemicals which shall
facilitate the ironing process.
x If your tap water is excessively limy, we
recommend you to use a mixture of tap
water with potable water.
Setting the temperature
x After you plug in your iron, set the
temperature according to the type of your
fabric by means of the temperature setting
button (2). Make sure the iron stands in a
vertical position until it becomes ready for
x Increase the temperature of the appliance
by turning the temperature setting button
(2) clockwise. If steam ironing will be made
use of, the temperature setting button
should be in the range which falls within
the steam mark.
When setting the temperature of your
appliance, we recommend you to consider
the following table.
Temperature Steam
Linen - Jeans
x Read the care label on your garment
before setting the temperature of the iron.
x If you don’t know the fabric of your
garment, first iron an invisible part of your
garment and determine a correct ironing
temperature for it.
x In order to prevent bright stains that may
form on synthetic fabrics such as silk, iron
on the reverse side of the fabric. To
prevent stain formation, do not use the
spray feature.
Steam ironing
x Set the desired steam level by pushing the
continuous steam adjustment button (6),
between the spray and steam buttons,
x When using steam ironing, ensure that the
temperature setting button (2) falls within
the range marked for steam. When the
thermostat light switches off, it means that
the base temperature has reached the
correct level to generate steam.
Dry ironing
x In order to make use of dry ironing, you
should bring the steam setting knob (6) to
the off position. Having water in the iron
would be advantageous; you may use the
spray button when necessary.
Shock steam
x During ironing, in order to remove
tenacious creases, activate strong steam
by pressing on the shock steam button (7)
3-4 times in 5-second intervals.
x When you start to iron, shock steam may
not emit during the first few presses. In
order for shock steam to function, the
temperature setting button (2) should be
at ••• or a higher level.
x You can iron creased parts of garments
with extra steam power by pressing the
shock steam button (7) during steam
ironing. However if this process is
maintained without an interruption, water
may also emit from the iron base (3) along
with the steam.
WARNING: Never direct the
steam onto clothes on people
or garments on pets.
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Water spray
x Ensure that there is sufficient water
available in the water reservoir in order to
use the spray (8) feature. To help remove
tenacious creases, press the spray button
whilst dry or steam ironing.
Vertical steam
x While the iron is in a vertical position,
press the shock steam button (7) and with
the steam generated wrinkles and creases
can be removed from hung curtains and
garments on the hanger.
WARNING: Never direct the
steam to clothes on the people
or the garments on pets.
Energy saving
To save energy
x You
temperature setting. If you do not know the
appropriate temperature setting, start from
the lowest setting and increase the
temperature until the fabric is ironed well.
x For best ironing results, try to use the
continuously will cause more surplus
humidity on your garments which may lead
to re-creasing of your garments while
losing the extra humidity.
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Cleaning & maintenance
1. Switch off and unplug the appliance
before each cleaning process.
2. Wait until the iron cools down completely.
3. Use a slightly damp cloth to clean the
outer surface of the iron, then wait until the
iron dries completely.
4. Wipe the sediments and residues on the
base plate with a slightly damp cloth and
soft, nonabrasive liquid cleaner as
WARNING: When you have
finished ironing, unplug the
appliance. Drain the water in the
reservoir. Drain the water in the
reservoir by opening the refill
cover (5) and tilting the iron to
the front.
WARNING: Never use gasoline,
solvent and abrasive cleaning
agents or hard brush to clean this
Lime removing feature (Self-Clean)
This minimizes lime particle accumulation in
the steam reservoir of the iron.
Use the self-clean feature once in every 2 to
3 weeks. If the water in your area is very
hard (if lime particles fall down from the base
of the appliance), we recommend that you
use the self-clean function more frequently.
x Always unplug your iron.
x Fill the water reservoir up to Max. level.
x Do not add vinegar etc. and other lime
removing substances into the water
x Push the steam adjustment knob (6)
forward to the ironing without steam
ironing position. Make sure it is on
minimum level during the process.
x Plug in the appliance to a grounded outlet
and set the temperature setting button (2)
to maximum. Wait until the thermostat
warning light (9) goes off. Set the
temperature setting button to minimum
and unplug the iron.
x Keep the iron over the sink, push the lime
removing (self clean) (10) button and
shake the iron back and forth until the
water in the water reservoir is empty.
x During this process, the water in the tank
quickly comes down into the steam
generation reservoir and is released
through the base plate holes along with
the lime particles (if any).
x Unplug the appliance and gently move it
on an old cloth. Keep ironing until the
water and lime stains left on the base are
removed. Wait until the iron cools down
before storing it.
Lime protection system
The lime protection system in the water tank
of your iron prevents clogging of the steam
holes. The lime protection system is always
active and there is no need to replace it.
x If you do not intend to use the steam iron
for a long time, please store it responsibly.
x Make sure that the iron is unplugged and
cooled down completely before storing it.
x Empty the water reservoir.
x Please keep the steam iron and its
accessories in their original packages.
x Store them in a cool and dry place.
x Make sure that the appliance is stored in a
place out of the reach of children.
Environmental note
This appliance has been made from high
quality materials and parts which can be
reused and are suitable for recycling.
Do not dispose of the appliance with normal
household waste at the end of its service life.
Consult your local authorities for disposal
information and facilities available.
Help protect the environment by
recycling used appliances.
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Although the iron is plugged in, base (3)
does not heat up.
x The
appliance may be improperly
connected. >>> Check the plug and power
cable (1) of the iron.
x The temperature setting button (2) may be
at the Min. position. >>> Turn the
temperature setting button (2) up to the
steam sign.
Iron does not generate steam.
x Water reservoir may not contain a
sufficient amount of water. >>> Fill the
water reservoir with water up to Max level.
x The steam adjustment button (6) may be
at the “0” position. >>> Turn the steam
adjustment knob to the steam position.
>>> Iron base (3) may not be hot enough.
"Anti-Drip" system which prevents water
dripping may be active. Turn the iron
temperature setting button (2) up to the
steam sign. Seat the iron in a vertical
position and wait for the base to heat up.
Shock Steam – Vertical Steam does not
x These functions may have been used too
frequently in a very short period of time.
>>> Keep ironing at a horizontal position
and wait for a while before using the shock
steam function again. >>> Iron base may
not be hot enough. Turn the iron
temperature setting button up to the steam
sign. Seat the iron in a vertical position
and wait for the base to heat up.
Water drops fall down onto the fabric
during ironing.
x You may not have fully closed the water
refill lid (5). >>> Close the water refill lid
Sediments and particles drop off from the
base during ironing.
x If the water you use for your iron is too
limy, such sediments may form. >>> Use
the self-clean function once and repeat if
necessary. In your next ironing session,
add soft water into your appliance.
The appliance drops water after it cools
down or is stored.
x You may have left the iron in a horizontal
position while there is water in its
reservoir. >>> Empty the water reservoir.
Stains on the ironing base.
x Wet garments might have been ironed and
the iron base (3) has lime stains. >>> After
the appliance cools down to a satisfactory
level, wipe the iron base (3) with a
microfiber knitted or cotton cloth soaked in
Technical data
This product conforms to the
European directives 2004/108/
EC, 2006/95/EC, 2009/125/EC
and 2011/65/EU.
Power supply: 220-240 V~, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption: 2200 W
Isolation class: 1
Shock steam amount: 90 g/min
Technical and design modifications
Record in the space below the listed information
for future reference.
Please register your product at
SERIAL NUMBER……………………………..
P.O.BOX 12004
PURCHASED FROM…………………………..
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If you have followed the instructions and still have a problem, contact the
customer care line on 086 100 3339. They will be able to advise you on any aspect
of the appliance.
South African Branches:
Sub-Saharan Africa Branches:
160 Long Street, Hilton, Bloemfontein 9301
Tel: 051 400 3900
Plot 1606, Sheki Sheki Road
P.O. Box 33681
Lusaka, 10101, Zambia
Tel: +260 0211 242332/3
Fax: +260 0211 242933
5A Marconi Rd. Montague Gardens, 7441
Tel: 021 526 3000
135 Teakwood Road, Jacobs,
Durban, 4052
Tel: 086 100 3339
Robbie de Lange Road, Wilsonia,
East London, 5201
Tel: 086 100 3339
Cnr. Mimetes & Kruger Sts. Denver ext.12
Johannesburg, 2094
Tel: 011 621 0200 or 011 621 0300
87 Nelson Mandela Drive, Superbia 0699
Tel: 0152 92 1166 / 7 / 8 / 9
112 Patterson Road, North End, Port Elizabeth
Tel: 041 401 6400
Block A1 Old Mutual Industrial Park,
Cnr. D.F.Malan Drive & Moot Str. Hermanstad,
Tel: 012 377 8300
10 Tienie Louw Street, Northern Industrial Area
P.O. Box 21158, Windhoek, Namibia
Tel: (061) 216162
Fax: (061) 216134
Trade Com Africa, 183 Loreley Crescent
Msasa, Harare, Zimbabwe
Tel: +263 4 486165/6
Cell: +263 772 469010
Cell: +263 772 469011
RMA Service Centre, Plot 48, East Gate
Gaborone International Commerce Park
Kgale View, Gaborone
Tel: +267 390 3996 / 390 3912
Fax: +267 318 7376
Cell: +267 7134 6539;
P.O Box 716, Mbabane, Swaziland, H100
Tel: (00268) 2515 4310/8
Fax: (00268) 2518 4318
Rua da Resistencia No. 97B R/C
Cell: +258 84 44 61 234
Nosso Show Room
Av: da Industrias, Parcela No.735 * 735A
Machava, Maputo
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This certificate is issued by DEFY APPLIANCES (PTY) LIMITED manufacturers of Defy
and Ocean products, hereinafter the Company, to the original purchaser only, of the
appliance described on the certificate and shall constitute the only warranty given in
respect of this appliance.
The Company warrants to the original purchaser that for a period of ONE YEAR from date
of purchase the appliance is free from defect under normal domestic use, both in
workmanship and material, subject to the following conditions.
1. Carry-in service. Small appliances are repaired in our service centres and are not
collected from the customers home. Faulty units must be delivered to the purchasing
dealer or to the nearest Company Service Centre for warranty repairs.
2. Vitreous enamelware, fuses and lamps are specifically excluded from these warranties. It
is an express condition of these warranties that the purchaser takes due care and
attention in the use and maintenance of the appliance. Abuse, misuse in conflict with
operating instructions, connection to incorrect voltages and subjection to commercial use
shall release the Company from its obligations.
3. This warranty shall become void and cease to operate if the appliance is dismantled by,
or any repairs to the appliance are effected by any persons not duly authorised by the
Company, or if substitute parts not approved by the Company are used in the appliance,
or if the serial number of the appliance is removed.
4. The Company shall not be responsible for damages resulting from fire, flood, civil
disturbances or any Act of God. The Company shall not, in terms of these warranties be
responsible nor held liable for any consequential loss or damage of any kind caused by or
due to the failure or malfunction of the appliance. The Company shall not be responsible
for damages caused by insect and/or animal infestation.
5. The Company shall not be responsible for transportation or other costs other than those
incurred within the provisions of Point 1 of this Certificate.
6. For warranties in the Republic of South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, please
contact your nearest Defy office. Please refer to the previous page for respective
South African branches and Sub-Saharan Africa branches.
7. Where service is requested under warranty and no fault or defect can be found by the
Company, all costs incurred will be for the purchaser's account.
8. This Certificate as well as your invoice will serve as proof of purchase. For the purpose
of warranty, it will be essential to produce this Certificate and invoice. Failure to do so, will
render the purchaser liable for service costs.
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