066087 - 05/02 ENGLISH NOT 066087 ENG 20/01/03 15:33 Page 1 INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE 2. PREPARING YOUR STEAM GENERATOR 1. Place your steam generator on a stable, horizontal heat-resistant surface. 2. Remove the water tank by pulling the handles upwards (1). 3. Fill the water tank taking care not to exceed the maximum level (2). 4. Replace it fully in its housing (3). (6) 1. UNDERSTANDING YOUR STEAM GENERATOR (1) Humid steam button (depending on the model) Sole plate temperature control Steam control button Removable water tank filler cover Control panel Removable water tank Connection cord to the boiler unit Handles for removing the water tank Illuminated on/off switch O/I Boiler (inside the base unit) Electric power cord Electric power cord storage space Boiler drainage button cover Green “steam ready” light Your steam generator has been designed to operate using tap water. However, if your water is very hard, mix 50 % tap water 50 % distilled water. Types of water to be avoided ? Do not add anything to the contents of the removable water tank and do not use water from clothes dryers, scented or softened water, water from refrigerators, batteries or air conditioners, pure distilled water or rain water. These contain organic waste or mineral elements that become concentrated when heated and cause spitting, brown staining or premature wear to the steam generator. Use of these types of water will negate the guarantee provided with the product. 3. USING YOUR STEAM GENERATOR 1. Completely remove the power cord from its storage space before connecting to an earth socket. 2. Press on the illuminated on/off switch O/I (located on the front of the appliance) ① : the green light (located on the control panel) flashes and the boiler heats up ②. It will take around 2 minutes for steam to be produced which is indicated when the green “steam ready” light stops flashing (4). ① (4) • The first time the steam generator is used, there may be some fumes and smell but this is not harmful. They will not affect use and will disappear rapidly. • When starting, and regularly while it is being used, your steam generator’s electric pump injects water into the steam generator boiler. It makes a noise but this is quite normal. If you are pressing on the steam control button at this time you may lose a little steam for a few seconds. Again this is normal. • • • • Flashing green light : the water is heating up in the boiler. Continuous green light : steam is ready for use. Continuous red light : the water tank is empty. Boiler reset button: to be activated after each refill (see chapter 6) Steam output control dial 9. MAINTAINING YOUR STEAM GENERATOR • Before cleaning, ensure that the steam generator is unplugged and that the sole plate and the iron rest have cooled down. • Do not use any cleaning or descaling products for cleaning the sole plate or the boiler. • Never hold the iron or the base unit under the tap. • Do not place the iron on a metal rest as this could damage it. Place it on the iron rest on the base unit : it has non-slip pads and has been designed to withstand high temperatures. Removable water tank : Empty and rinse the removable water tank (11). The iron sole plate : For the stainless steel sole plate, we recommend the ROWENTA soleplate cleaner PC05. This is available from (11) ROWENTA dealers. The high-quality sole plate of the iron makes ironing smoother and protects your laundry. For this reason, when you are not ironing, always place the iron on the non-slip pads of the base unit. Do not place the iron on rough surfaces. Do not scratch or scrape the sole plate. Never use abrasive cleaning agents to clean the sole plate. The base unit : Clean the plastic parts occasionally with a soft cloth. 10. RINSING OUT THE BOILER Be careful : To extend the life of your boiler and to avoid any build up of scale, it is essential that you rinse out the boiler after every 10 uses. If your water is hard, increase the frequency. Do not use descaling agents for rinsing out the boiler, as they could damage it. 1. Check that the generator is cold and unplugged for more than 2 hours, and that the removable water tank is empty. 2. Place your steam generator on the edge of your kitchen sink. 3. Remove the boiler drainage button cover located on the side of the appliance (12). 4. Using a coin, unscrew the boiler drainage button (13). 5. Holding your steam generator in a tilted position, and using a jug, fill the boiler (in the base unit) with 1/4 litre of water (14). 6. Shake the base unit for a few moments and then empty it completely over a sink or bucket (15). (12) (13) (14) (5) (8) 7. VERTICAL STEAM IRONING 1. Set the iron temperature control and the steam output control dial (located on the control panel) to the maximum position. 2. Hang the garment on a coat hanger and hold the fabric slightly taut with one hand. 3. Holding the iron in a vertical position, press continuously on the steam control button (beneath the iron handle) moving the iron from top to bottom (9). (9) Recommendations : For fabrics other than linen or cotton, hold the iron a few centimetres from the garment to avoid burning the fabric. 8. HUMID STEAM FUNCTION (depending on the model) The humid steam button adds water vapour to the steam output. Press 2 or 3 times on the humid steam button (10) to obtain a more powerful, heavier burst of steam : • for ironing thicker fabrics, • to eliminate creases, • for powerful vertical steam ironing. With delicate fabrics (● setting), turn the steam output control dial to the minimum position and press the steam control button (under the handle of the iron) intermittenly to avoid water droplets appearing with the steam. Be careful : Use the humid steam function very carefully because of the exceptional power of steam that may cause burns. (10) 12. SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS SAFETY POINTS FOR REWIREABLE OR MOULDED PLUG. • Your steam generator is an electrical appliance : It should be used under normal conditions. It is intended for domestic use only. • Your generator is fitted with 2 safety systems : - a pressure release valve which, in the event of malfunction, releases any excess steam ; - a thermal fuse for preventing any overheating. • Connect your iron only to alternating current of the voltage specified on the rating plate and only to a socket with an earthed connection. • This iron complies with EEC Regulations 73/23/EEC and 89/336/EEC. • Completely remove the power cord from its storage space before connecting to an earthed socket. • Always plug your steam generator into : - An electrical installation with a voltage between 220 V and 240 V. Connecting to the wrong voltage may cause irreparable damage to the appliance and will invalidate your guarantee. - An earthed socket. If you are using a mains extension lead, ensure that it is correctly rated (10 A) with an earth, and is fully extended. • Should the power cord mechanism or the boiler cord linking the iron to the base unit become damaged, it must be replaced by a ROWENTA Approved Service Centre to avoid the risk of danger or injury. Be careful : • The sole plate and generator iron-rest can become very hot and cause burns : never touch these parts. • Your appliance gives off steam which can cause burns. • Handle your iron carefully, particularly when using the vertical function. • Do not direct steam at people or animals. • Take care to ensure that you do not come into contact with electrical cords with the hot iron sole plate. • Always keep the steam generator away from children. • Never leave the appliance unattended : - when it is connected ; - until it has cooled down (around 1 hour). • Never pull the plug out of the socket by the cord. • Always unplug your appliance : - Before filling the removable water tank or rinsing out the boiler, - Before cleaning your generator, - After each use. • Before unscrewing the boiler drainage button, wait until the generator is cold (unplugged for more than 2 hours). • Never fill the boiler through the drainage hole (except for rinsing). • Never immerse your steam generator in water or any other liquid. Never hold it under the water tap. • If the appliance falls, receives a violent blow or is not operating correctly, do not dismantle it : take it to a ROWENTA Approved Service Centre, to avoid any danger. • If you lose or damage the boiler drainage button, have it replaced by a ROWENTA Approved Service Centre. • This product has been designed for domestic use only. Any professional use, inappropriate use or failure to comply with the instructions, ROWENTA accepts no responsibility and the guarantee will not apply. • Always put the iron with the sole plate down on the iron rest plate, never resting on its heel. The mains lead is fitted with a BS 1363 13 A plug. If the plug supplied with the product is not suitable for your socket Brown or outlet, then it must be removed (cut off, if it is a moulded-on plug) red and a suitable 3 pin plug fitted in accordance with the instructions Green and yellow given below. or green IF YOU ARE IN ANY DOUBT, PLEASE CONTACT A QUALIFIED Fit correct ELECTRICIAN. fuse Blue or WARNING : Dispose of a plug that has been cut from the power black supply cord, as such a plug is hazardous if inserted in a live 13 amp Use cable gripper socket outlet elsewhere in the house. How to connect the cord to a U.K. plug : IMPORTANT : The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code : Green & Yellow Earth Blue Neutral Brown Live Please read the instructions given below before connecting the cord to a plug. If you are in any doubt please consult a qualified electrician. As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows : • The wire that is coloured GREEN & YELLOW must be connected to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter E, or the earth symbol , or coloured GREEN or GREEN & YELLOW. • The wire that is coloured BROWN must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured RED. • The wire that is coloured BLUE must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured BLACK. • This appliance requires a 13 amp fuse. • Should the fuse need to be replaced an ASTA marked fuse, approved to BS 1362, of the same rating must be used. • Always replace the fuse cover after fitting a fuse. The plug must NOT be used if the cover is omitted or lost until a replacement is obtained – make certain that only the correct fuse cover is used and fitted. • For plugs with a detachable fuse cover, the replacement must be the same as the colour insert in the base of the plug, or as directed by the embossed working on the base of the plug. • If the detachable fuse cover is lost, a replacement may be purchased from a Rowenta Service Centre (see enclosed Service Information leaflet). HELPLINE: If you have any product problems or queries with your product, please telephone our Customer Relations Team on: Consult our web site : 0845 602 1454 – UK (calls charged at local rate) (01) 412 3000 – Ireland. www.rowenta.co.uk E L N GUARANTEE (U.K. ONLY) Details of the Rowenta guarantee are shown on the guarantee card enclosed with the appliance. This guarantee does not affect your statutory rights. Should service or further information be required please contact the Rowenta Customer Relations Department (see Helpline or enclosed Service Information leaflet). Do not attempt to dismantle the generator yourself – this will negate the guarantee. In line with a policy of continuous product improvement, Rowenta reserves the right to change product specifications without prior notice. 13. IS THERE A PROBLEM ? PROBLEMS POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS • The steam generator ON light does not light up. • The iron temperature control light and the on/off switch are not illuminated. • The appliance is not switched on. • Check that your appliance is correctly plugged in and press the illuminated on/off switch (located on the front of the appliance). • Water runs through the holes in the sole plate. • You are using steam before the iron is hot enough. • Decrease the steam output while ironing at low temperature (steam output control dial on the control panel). • Wait for the iron temperature control light to go out before ironing. • Press the steam control button away from your ironing board until the iron produces steam. • The water has condensed in the pipes because you are using steam for the first time or you have not used it for some time. • White streaks come through the holes in the sole plate. • Your boiler has a build-up of scale because it is not rinsed out regularly. • Rinse out the boiler after every 10 uses. (see chapter 10). If your water is hard, increase the frequency. • Brown streaks come through the holes in the sole plate and stain the linen. • You are using chemical descaling agents or additives in the water for ironing. • Never add this type of product in the removable water tank or in the boiler (see our recommendations regarding water to be used). • Ensure linen is rinsed thoroughly to remove any soap deposits or chemicals on new garments which have been sucked up by the iron. • Your linen is not rinsed sufficiently or you have ironed a new garment before washing it. To obtain the best result, we recommend that this operation is done twice. • You are using starch. • See our recommendations regarding temperature control setting. • Always spray starch onto the reverse side of the fabric to be ironed. • There is little or no steam. • The boiler does not operate, or the red light on the control panel comes on even though there is still water left. • The removable water tank is empty (red « water tank empty » light on). • The steam output control dial is set at minimum. • Check that the removable water tank is securely in place and press the boiler reset button located on the control panel. • Fill the removable water tank and press the boiler reset button located on the control panel. • Increase the steam output (control dial on the control panel). • Steam escapes from the drainage button. • The drainage button has not been tightened correctly. • The equipment is faulty. • Tighten the drainage button correctly. • The sole plate is dirty or brown and may stain the linen. 11. PUTTING YOUR STEAM GENERATOR AWAY 1. Press the illuminated on/off switch O/I and unplug the generator. 2. Place the iron on the iron rest plate. 3. Leave the iron (and the iron rest) to cool down for 30 minutes. You can now put your steam generator away. There is no more steam. The removable water tank is empty (8). 1. Remove the water tank and fill it up. 2. Ensure the water tank is replaced securely and press the boiler reset button located on the control panel to continue your ironing. 1. Place the iron’s temperature control to the type of fabric to be ironed (5). ● Synthetics (low temperature) ●● Silk/wool (medium temperature) ●●● Cotton/Linen (high temperature) (15) 7. Important : before re-closing, make sure no water remains in the boiler. 8. Replace and tighten up the boiler drainage plug with a coin. 9. Replace the boiler drainage button cover. Recommendations : To prime the steam circuit, either before using the iron for the first time, or if you have not used the steam function for a few minutes, press the steam control button several times in a row, holding the iron away from your clothes. This will enable any cold water to be removed from the steam circuit. • Iron temperature control setting : - Start with fabrics to be ironed at a low temperature (●) and finish with those which need higher temperatures (● ● ● or Max). - Mixed fibre fabrics : set the ironing temperature to the setting for the most delicate fabric. - Woollen garments : press repeatedly on the steam control button to obtain short burst of steam, without placing the iron on the garment itself. • Steam output control dial setting : - Thick fabric : increase the steam setting. - At a low temperature : set the steam output control dial to the low position. • To iron without using steam : - Do not press the steam control button under the iron handle. • If you are using starch, it should be sprayed onto the reverse side of the fabric to be ironed. • Ironing Board : - For best results a mesh type (vented) ironing board should be used to allow any excess steam to escape. 6. WHEN THE RED LIGHT «WATER TANK EMPTY » COMES ON ② 5. USING YOUR STEAM GENERATOR Boiler reset button (7) (3) 4. OPERATING THE CONTROL PANEL CONTROL PANEL Red “water tank empty” light (2) 3. Adjust the steam output control dial located on the control panel (6), eg : less steam for low temperatures. 4. To obtain steam, press on the steam control button beneath the iron handle and keep it pressed (7). The steam will stop when you release the button. Note : It is normal for the connection cord to become warm during use. The water to use in your steam generator : Iron temperature control light Iron rest- plate 2. The iron temperature control light turns on. Be careful ! the steam generator is ready when the iron temperature control light goes out and when the green « steam ready » light stays continuous. • Steam escapes under the appliance. • You are ironing at too high a temperature. • Stop using the generator and contact an Approved Service Centre.