SIS 4518 WB
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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. Lime collecting cartridge
2. Steam station
3. Cable winding slot with bracket
4. Water reservoir removal latch
5. Removable water reservoir
6. Water refill lid
7. Steam station surface
8. Soleplate
9. Transport lock
10. Control panel
11. On/off and control button
12. Steam trigger
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
from misuse or improper
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
appliance under any
circumstance. No responsibility
shall be assumed for damages
arising from improper usage.
x 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 submerge the appliance in
x Never use this appliance with
damp or wet hands.
x Always disconnect the appliance
from the electrical outlet when
filling with water or emptying and
when not in use
x Ensure that the supply power
source complies with the
information on the rating plate.
To disconnect the appliance from
the power source unplug it.
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 Completely unwind the mains
x Never touch the plug of the
appliance with damp or wet
x Always unplug the appliance
when not in use, even if only for
a short period of time.
x Always unplug the appliance
before filling the water or when
removing excess water form it.
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.
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Safety and set-up
Do not immerse the appliance,
the power cord or the plug in
water or in any other liquid.
To avoid overloads, do not
plug any other high-power
appliance into the same
electricity line.
Product safety
x Do not put the appliance on hot
surfaces (gas, electric or coal
stove, etc.). Keep this
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 soleplate 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
soleplate of the iron.
Do not leave the appliance
unattended when switched on.
x Only use the appliance only
when it is connected to the
steam station.
x Never direct the hot soleplate
of the appliance to people, pets
or other electrical appliances
when steam is coming out.
x The surface on which you will
use the appliance must be
x Before using an ironing board,
make sure that the floor where
you will place the ironing board
is stable.
x After use, 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
appliance cools down
completely before storing it.
Unattended hot irons may
cause burns and injuries!
x Never pull the cord to
disconnect from the mains:
instead, grasp plug and pull to
x The soleplate and steam
station may get hot! Contact
with hot surfaces may cause
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Do not allow the cord to touch
hot surfaces. Allow the iron to
cool completely before putting
x Do not operate the appliance
with a damaged cord or if the
iron has been dropped or
damaged. To avoid the risk of
electric shock, do not
disassemble the appliance.
Take it to a qualified service
agent for examination and
repair. Incorrect re-assembly,
can cause a risk of electric
shock when the appliance is
x Burns can occur from touching
hot metal parts, hot water or
steam, use caution when you
turn a steam iron upside downthere may be hot water in the
x If the iron is not operating
normally, disconnect from the
power supply and contact the
nearest authorized service
Child safety
x 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.
x Ensure that children can not
touch the hot iron and that they
can not pull on the mains wire.
Ensure that packing
material is disposed of in
a responsible manner
and that any plastic
bags are cut up to
prevent children playing
with them and
accidentally suffocating.
Intended use
Use the iron only for its
intended use. This appliance is
intended for household use
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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Your steam station
Intended use
This appliance is intended only for
household use and ironing; it is not suitable
for commercial use.
Initial use
1. Remove the packaging from the lime
collecting cartridge (1) which is placed
separately in the box.
2. Soak the lime collecting cartridge (1) in
water for 1 minute in order to enhance its
4. Prior to initial use, fill the water reservoir
(5) with water and allow water to
evaporate twice in order to remove any
manufacturing residues.
During first use, a light odor may
arise from the iron. This will
disappear after the first few uses.
3. Push the cartridge (1) in its slot.
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Ironing tips
WARNING: Steam iron at all
temperature levels except for “•”
Press the steam trigger (12) for
steam ironing.
x The appliance gets heated in a short time;
iron fabrics such as synthetic, silk etc.
using low temperature settings.
Iron fabrics that may lustre (silk etc.) by
turning them inside out or using the
appliance in Smart- ECO mode.
Use very little pressure when ironing
fabrics such as velvet and iron them
towards one single direction.
Steam usage may cause stains on
coloured silk fabrics. Do not use steam.
100% pure woollen clothes can be ironed
by using steam.
Ironing woollen clothes may cause lustre.
Iron by turning woollens inside out.
WARNING: Never iron on metal
parts, such as zippers, rivets, or
metal buttons as they could
damage the soleplate of the iron.
Always iron around these metal
WARNING: Always read and
take the ironing instructions
specified on the label of the
fabric into consideration when
Dry ironing
x The appliance will only produce steam
when the steam trigger button (12) is
x In order to use dry ironing, do not press
the steam trigger (12).
Filling the water reservoir
WARNING: When filling the
water reservoir with water,
without removing the iron from
the steam station, ensure that
the appliance is unplugged.
Temperature setting
x Set the appropriate temperature for the
fabric to be ironed by using the control
button (11).
1. Press the on/off button (11), switch off and
unplug the appliance.
The Smart-ECO mode of your
appliance is suitable for all types
of iron able fabrics. Ironing can
be done safely in this mode.
Steam iron by using the steam
trigger (12) in this mode.
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2. Remove the water reservoir (5) by
pressing the water reservoir removal
latch, positioned under the water
3. Open the water refill lid (6) and fill with
water up to the MAX level.
Steam ironing
1. Fill the water reservoir (5) with water.
2. Place the appliance on the steam station
surface (7).
3. Plug in the appliance.
A beeping sound will be audible when the
appliance starts to operate.
– Control panel (10) flashes once and then
goes off.
4. Press the on/off button (11).
This appliance is suitable for use
with tap water. If the tap water is
excessively hard, we recommend
the use of a mixture of tap water
and specially formulated distilled
or de-ionised water.
4. Place the water reservoir (5) in its correct
position. A click will be audible when the
water reservoir is seated correctly in
WARNING: Never direct steam
to clothes on people or garments
on pets.
Operation of the pump may
make some noise during the
water drawing process; this is
The appliance starts in SmartECO mode for initial use. This
level offers safe temperature and
steam amounts for all iron able
5. Temperature levels may be set to other
settings beside the Smart - ECO mode by
using the control button (11).
WARNING: Your selection
should be suited to the fabric that
will be ironed.
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6. When the symbol of the selected setting
flashes on the display consistently, the
appliance is ready to iron.
WARNING: If the symbol on the
display flashes, this means that
the soleplate temperature setting
is not at the desired level.
Vertical steam
Steam may also be used in the upright
position. Curtains and hung garments
easily be ironed using the vertical steam
feature. Keep the appliance 15-30 cm
away from garments and curtains.
Steam ironing may be done by
using the steam trigger (12) at all
temperature levels except for “•”.
7. When the appliance is ready for steam
ironing, move the iron horizontally on the
fabric to be ironed and press the steam
trigger (12). The iron will produce steam
from its soleplate (8) for as long as the
steam trigger is pressed.
Never direct the steam towards
people or pets.
1. Automatic Shutdown (Auto-Off)
2. If the appliance is not moved or any of the
buttons pressed for 10 minutes, then the
appliance will be shut down automatically.
3. If the appliance is moved horizontally or
any of the buttons are pressed, it will start
to operate again.
It may take 60 seconds for the
soleplate (8) to reach the
previous temperature level.
8. When the ironing process is over, press
the on/ off button (11) for a few seconds.
The lights on the control panel will go off.
9. Unplug the appliance and leave it to cool.
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Cleaning & maintenance
Replacing the lime collecting cartridge
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
soleplate with a slightly damp cloth and soft,
nonabrasive liquid cleaner as necessary.
WARNING: Do not soak the
steam station (2) in water or
other liquids. Never put vinegar,
descaling agent, laundry starch,
perfume or other auxiliary
products that help ironing into the
WARNING: Do not use any
descaling agents! They may
damage the appliance.
WARNING: Do not purchase
cartridge from places other than
the dealers and service centers.
If you do this, the cartridge may
not fit into the cartridge slot and
may not operate. This may cause
a breakdown in the appliance.
Faults arising from using the
incorrect cartridge are not
covered under warranty.
WARNING: Never use gasoline,
solvent and abrasive cleaning
agents or a hard brush to clean
this appliance.
WARNING: Do not wash the
appliance under running water
and do not soak it in water or
other liquids.
WARNING: Do not use abrasive
cleaning agents to clean the
soleplate (8).
symbol will flash on the control
panel (10) when the cartridge needs to be
The cartridge must be replaced
after consuming about 30 liters of
2. Soak the new cartridge in water for 1
minute in order to enhance its
3. Before removing the old cartridge from its
slot, make sure that the sections
surrounding the cartridge is cold.
4. Slightly press and release to replace the
5. Remove the new cartridge from its
package, soak it in the water for 1 minute
and push it in its slot.
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Lime removing feature (Self-Clean)
1. When the
lime removing (self-clean)
symbol flashes on the control panel, (10)
then lime removal is necessary.
2. Fill the water reservoir (5).
3. Plug in the appliance.
4. Hold and press the control button (11) and
steam trigger (12) together for 3 seconds.
2. Turn the lock again to unlock the transport
symbol will constantly
flash on the control panel (10)
when the appliance switches to
lime removing (self-clean) mode.
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 (5).
x Wrap the cable around the cable winding
slot with bracket (3) and secure it in when
storing the steam station.
x 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.
5. Then press the control button (11) once.
symbol will flash on the control panel
(10) permanently.
6. Keep the appliance over the sink
horizontally and shake it while pressing
and holding the steam trigger (12).
7. When the lime removing (self-clean) has
completed, the appliance automatically
returns to the mode that was active before
the lime removing process was initiated.
Transport lock
1. Turn the transport lock (9) in order to be
able to move/transport the appliance and
store it securely.
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Moving and transportation
x Carry the appliance in its original
packaging during moving and
transportation. The packaging of the
appliance protects it against physical
x Do not place heavy loads on the appliance
or the packaging. The appliance may get
x Dropping the appliance may render it non
operational or cause permanent damage.
Important: Always rest your iron on the
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.
Technical data:
Power supply: 220-240V~, 50-60Hz
Power consumption: 2190-2600W
Pump pressure: 6 bar
Flash steam amount: Up to 110 g/min.
Technical and design modification rights
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Service Centres
If you have followed the instructions and still have a problem, contact the nearest
Defy Service Centre. They will be able to advise you on any aspect of the
South African Service Agents:
Sub-Saharan Africa Service Agents:
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 043 745 1129
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 service agents and Sub-Saharan Africa service agents.
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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