FSS1600 | Black&Decker FSS1600 STEAM BUSTER instruction manual

New Zealand
(Original instructions)
Using your appliance
Do not direct steam at people, animals, electrical appliances or electrical
Safety instructions
Do not expose to rain.
Do not immerse the appliance in water.
Read all
Do not leave the appliance unattend@ Warning!
safety warnings and
all instructions. Failure to
Do not leave the appliance connected
follow the warnings and instructo an electrical outlet when not in use.
tions listed below may result in
Never pull the power lead to disconelectric shock, fire and/or serinect the appliance from the socket.
ous injury.
Keep the appliance lead away from
heat, oil and sharp edges.
When using mains- Do not handle steam cleaner with wet
@ Warning!
powered appliances, basic
safety precautions, including the
Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord
following, should always be folas a handle, close door on cord, pull
lowed to reduce the risk of fire,
cord around sharp corners or expose
electric shock, personal injury
cord to heated surfaces.
and material damage.
Do not use appliance in an enclosed
space filled with vapour given off by
Read all of this manual carefully beoil-base paint thinner, some mothfore using the appliance.
proofing substances, flammable dust,
The intended use is described in this
or other explosive or toxic vapours.
manual. The use of any accessory
Check the type of floor with the manuor attachment or the performance
of any operation with this appliance
Do not use on leather, wax polished
other than those recommended in this
furniture or floors, synthetic fabrics,
instruction manual may present a risk
velvet or other delicate, steam-sensiof personal injury.
tive materials.
Retain this manual for future reference.
Intended use
Your Black & Decker steam cleaner has been designed for
sanitising and cleaning tiles, work tops, kitchen surfaces and
bathroom surfaces. This appliance is intended for indoor
household use only.
(Original instructions)
Do not use on
@ Warning!
unsealed wood or unsealed
If steam is observed escaping from the
body of the hand held steam cleaner,
switch off and disconnect the unit
from the manis supply, allow to cool.
Contact your nearest authorised repair
agent. Do not continue to use the appliance.
laminate floors. On surfaces that
have been treated with wax or
some no wax floors, the sheen
may be removed by the heat
and steam action. It is always
recommended to test an isoAfter use
lated area of the surface to be
Unplug the appliance and allow to cool
cleaned before proceeding. We
before cleaning.
also recommend that you check
When not in use, the appliance should
the use and care instructions
be stored in a dry place.
from the floor manufacturer.
Children should not have access to
Never put descaling, aromatic, alcostored appliances.
holic or detergent products into the
steam cleaner, as this may damage it Inspection and repairs
Unplug the appliance and allow to cool
or make it unsafe for use.
before performing any maintenance or
If the home circuit breaker activates
while using the steam function, discontinue product use immediately and Before use, check the appliance for
damaged or defective parts. Check for
contact the customer support centre.
(Beware of the risk of electrical shock.) breakage of parts, damage to switches
and any other conditions that may af The appliance emits very hot steam to
fect its operation.
sanitize the area of use. This means
Regularly check the power lead for
that the steam head, cleaning pads
and carpet attachment get very hot
Do not use the appliance if any part is
during use.
damaged or defective.
Caution! Always wear suitable
Have any damaged or defective parts
shoes when using your steam mop
and when changing the accessories on repaired or replaced by an authorized
repair agent.
your steam mop. Do not wear slippers
Never attempt to remove or replace
or open toed footwear.
any parts other than those specified in
Steam may escape from the appliance
this manual.
during use.
Care should be taken when using this
appliance. DO NOT touch any parts
which may become hot during use.
(Original instructions)
Safety of others
This appliance can be used by children
aged from 8 years and above and
persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of
experience and knowledge if they have
been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance in a
safe way and understand the hazards
involved. Children shall not play with
the appliance. Cleaning and user
maintenance shall not be made by
children without supervision.
Children should be supervised to
ensure that they do not play with the
Residual risks.
Additional residual risks may arise
when using the tool which may not
be included in the enclosed safety
warnings. These risks can arise
from misuse, prolonged use etc.
Even with the application of the
relevant safety regulations and the
implementation of safety devices,
certain residual risks can not be
avoided. These include:
Injuries caused by touching any moving parts.
Injuries caused by touching any hot
Injuries caused when changing any
parts or accessories.
Injuries caused by prolonged use of
the appliance. When using any appliance for prolonged periods ensure you
take regular breaks.
Electrical safety
Warning! This prod@ uct
must be earthed.
Always check that the
power supply corresponds to the voltage
on the rating plate.
Power plugs must match the outlet.
Never modify the plug in any way.
Unmodified plugs and matching
outlets will reduce risk of electric
If the supply cord is damaged, it must
be replaced by the manufacturer or
an authorised Black & Decker Service
Centre in order to avoid a hazard.
Extension cables & Class 1
A 3-core cable must be used as your
appliance is earthed and of Class 1
Up to 30m (100 ft) can be used without
loss of power.
Labels on the appliance
The following pictograms are shown on the tool:
Warning! To reduce the risk of injury, the user
must read the instruction manual.
Warning! Danger of scalding.
(Original instructions)
Attaching the hose (Fig. A)
 Press in the clips (9) on either side of the hose (8).
 Press the hose (8) onto the steam nozzle (4) and release
the clips (9).
Important! Ensure that the hose (8) is securely fastened
before using the hand held steeam cleaner. If steam escapes
Attaching the variable steam jet nozzle (Fig. B)
 Press in the clips (11) on either side of the variable steam
jet nozzle (12).
 Press the variable steam jet nozzle onto the steam nozzle
(4) or the hose (8) and release the clips (11).
Important! Ensure that the variable steam jet nozzle (12) is
securely fastened before using the hand held steeam cleaner.
If steam escapes from the joint then the variable steam jet
This appliance includes some or all of the following features.
1. ON/Off switch
2. Lock off button
3. Trigger switch
4. Steam nozzle
5. Water tank
6. Filler cap
This appliance includes some of the following accessories
others are available to purchase from the Black & Decker
The performance of your appliance depends on the accessory
used. Black & Decker accessories are engineered to high
quality standards and designed to enhance the performance
of your appliance. By using these accessories you will get the
very best from your appliance.
Flexible hose and handle
For convienient use of all accessories.
Variable stem jet nozzle
For higher pressure steam bursts, twist to change
the spray pattern of the steam burst.
Large Squeegee
For cleaning galss doors and windows.
Warning! Do not use the window squeegee on cold
glass. It may cause the glass to break.
Detail tile cleaner
For cleaning grouted areas between tiles.
Warning! Before attempting any of the following operations,
make sure that the appliance is switched off and unplugged
and that the appliance is cold and does not contain any water.
Attaching the hose and accessories (Fig. A & B)
Warning! Inspect the seal (7) on the steam nozzle (4) and
hose (8) before each use. If the seal is missing or damaged
then please contact your nearest authorised repair agent. Do
not use the appliance.
Attaching other accessories (Fig. A)
 Align the lugs on the hose (8) with the recesses on the
 Press the accessory (10) onto the hose (8) and twist anticlockwise untill the accessory clicks into place.
Note! The variable steam jet nozzle may be used without the
sories must be connected to the hose for use.
Removing the hose and accessories(Fig. A & B)
Warning! The Steam nozzle, variable steam jet nozzle, hose
and accessories become hot during use. Allow the unit and all
accessories to cool before removing any accessories.
Removing an accessory (Fig. A)
 Twist the accessory (10) clockwise then pull away from
the hose (8).
Removinging the hose (Fig. A)
 Press in the clips (9) on either side of the hose (8) and pull
away from the steam nozzle (4).
Removing the variable steam jet nozzle (Fig. B)
 Press in the clips (11) on either side of the vaiable steam
jet nozzle (12) and pull away from the steam nozzle (4).
Filling the water tank (Fig. C)
This Steam cleaner incorporates an anti-calc system to help
prolong the life of the system.
Note: Fill the water tank with clean tap water.
Note: In areas of very hard water, the use of de-ionised water
is recommended.
(Original instructions)
Switch off the unit and disconnect from the mains supply.
Warning! Your water tank has a 0.35 litre capacity.
Important! This unit will kill 99.9% of bacteria & germs when
Note: During use you may turn off the steam pump by releasing the trigger switch, this convenient feature will allow you to
place the hand held steam cleaner down for a short time so
that you may move items of furniture, then continue cleaning
without the need to switch the appliance off.
cleaner, release the trigger switch (3), turn it ‘OFF’and disconnect from the mains supply. Wait until the steam mop
Caution! It is important to monitor the water level in the water
turn the hand held steam cleaner ‘OFF’. Unplug the unit from
Switching on and off
To switch the appliance on, press the ON/OFF button (1).
It takes approximately 15 seconds for the hand held steam
cleaner to heat up.
the water reservoir will glow red. Once the hand held steam
cleaner is ready to use the water reservoir will glow blue.
 Lift the lock off switch (2) and pull the trigger switch (3).
After a few seconds steam will be produced.
 To switch the appliance off, release the trigger switch (3)
then press the ON/OFF button (1).
Caution! Always empty the hand held steam cleaner after
Caution! Steam may continue to be produced for a short time
after the trigger switch (3) is released, this is normal. Switch
off and allow the unit to cool before removing any accessories.
Hints for optimum use
 For optiaml cleaning results never use the hand held
Do not use chemical cleaners with your hand held steam
cleaner. To remove stubborn stains from vinyl or linoleum
water before using the steam mop.
Hand held steam cleaning
 Attach the required accessory.
 Connect the hand held steam cleaner to the mains.
 Press the ON/OFF button (1). It takes approximately 15
seconds for the hand held steam cleaner to heat up.
 Lift the lock off (2) and pull the trigger switch (3) to activate
the steam pump. After a few seconds steam will start to
come out of the accessory.
After use
 Unplug the hand held steam cleaner from the electrical
wall outlet.
 Allow the hand held steam cleaner to cool completely.
Empty the water tank (5).
Remove the accessories and store in the storage bag
Maintenance and cleaning
Your Black & Decker corded appliance has been designed to
operate over a long period of time with a minimum of maintenance. Continuous satisfactory operation depends upon
proper appliance care and regular cleaning.
Warning! Before performing any maintenance or cleaning on
corded appliances switch off and unplug the appliance.
 Wipe your appliance over using a soft damp cloth.
 For stubborn marks you can use a mild solution of soap
and water to dampen your cloth.
 Inspect the seal (7) on the steam nozzle (4) and hose (8)
before each use. If the seal is missing or damaged then
please contact your nearest authorised repair agent. Do
not use the appliance.
Protecting the environment
Separate collection. This product must not be
disposed of with normal household waste.
needs replacement, or if it is of no further use to you, do not
dispose of it with household waste. Make this product available for separate collection.
Separate collection of used products and packaging
allows materials to be recycled and used again.
Re-use of recycled materials helps prevent environmental pollution and reduces the demand for raw
(Original instructions)
Local regulations may provide for separate collection of electrical products from the household, at municipal waste sites or
by the retailer when you purchase a new product.
Black & Decker provides a facility for the collection and
recycling of Black & Decker products once they have reached
the end of their working life. To take advantage of this service
please return your product to any authorised repair agent who
will collect them on our behalf.
Australia & New Zealand
Stanley Black & Decker
82 Taryn Drive, Epping, VIC 3076 Australia
Tel.1800 338 002 (Aust) or Tel. 0800 339 258 (NZ)
You can check the location of your nearest authorised repair
the address indicated in this manual. Alternatively, a list of
authorised Black & Decker repair agents and full details of our
after-sales service and contacts are available on the Internet
at: www.2helpU.com
Technical data
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