Electrolux Carpet Cleaner 350 User manual

Electrolux Carpet Cleaner 350 User manual
Enviro Steamer Hand Gun
Owner’s Guide
Household Type
350 Series
For any advice on your
cleaner, pleaser refer to your
local telephone directory for
your nearest Electrolux
Service Agent. If you reside
in the UK please contact the
Customer Care line
08706 055055
Important Safeguards .................. 2
Service Information ...................... 4
Use & Assembly ........................ 6-8
Maintaining ................................... 8
Problem Solving ......................... 10
Guarantee .................................. 11
When using an electrical appliance, basic precautions should always be followed,
including the following:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury:
• Do not use outdoors.
• Do not leave steam cleaner when plugged in. Unplug the electrical cord when not in use and
before servicing.
• Do not allow to be used as a toy. Close attention is necessary when used near children, pets
and plants.
• Use only as described in this manual. Use only manufacturer’s recommended accessories.
• Do not use with damaged cord or plug. If steam cleaner is not working as it should, has been
dropped, damaged, left outdoors, or dropped into water, return it to a service center before
• Do not pull or carry by cord, use cord as a handle, close a door on cord, or pull cord around
sharp edges or corners. Keep cord away from heated surfaces.
• Do not use extension cords or outlets with inadequate current carrying capacity.
• Do not unplug by pulling on cord. To unplug, grasp the plug, not the cord.
• Do not handle plug or steam cleaner with wet hands or operate without shoes.
• Do not put any object into openings. Do not use with any opening blocked.
• Store your steam cleaner indoors in a cool, dry area.
• Keep your work area well lighted.
• Never turn the appliance over or on its side when using steam. Never direct steam
towards people, animals, plants, and equipment with electrical components, such as the
interior of ovens.
• Do not immerse the steam cleaner into water or other liquids. Always unplug the power cord
from the electrical socket when filling the steam cleaner.
• Never put descaling, aromatic, alcoholic or detergent products into the steam cleaner,
as this may damage it or make it unsafe for use.
• Do not operate without safety cap in place.
Before filling, proceed as follows: 1) unplug the power supply, 2) relieve pressure by
depressing steam delivery button, 3) allow steamer to cool down for three minutes, 4) relieve
any built up pressure again by depressing steam delivery button, 5) slowly unscrew safety cap
(see page 6, item 5) and wait 5 seconds before removing.
Metal tips on nozzles will get hot during use. Do not touch hot surfaces. Allow the
attachments to cool down before replacing them while the appliance is being used.
• This appliance is intended for household use only.
• Any repair work, including the replacement of the power cord must only be carried out by an
Authorized Electrolux Service technician because a special tool is required. Call for nearest
service location.
This appliance is intended for domestic use only.
This appliance is in conformity with directive 89/336 EEC relevant to electromagnetic compatibility.
In the event that you decide to dispose of the appliance, we advise you to make it inoperative by
cutting off the power cord. We also recommend that any parts that could be dangerous be
rendered harmless, especially for children, who may play with the appliance or its parts.
Packaging must never be left within the reach of children since it is potentially dangerous.
The symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be
treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection
point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product is
disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste
handling of this product. For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please
contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
The steamer is designed as a complete change from old methods of traditional cleaning. This
appliance is designed as a multi-purpose cleaner with a variety of applications.
Service Information
The instructions in this booklet serve as a guide to routine maintenance. For additional service
information telephone Electrolux Customer Care on 08706 055055 (for UK residents only). You
should know the model and type when you call.
Rating Plate
The model and type are indicated on the rating plate located on the bottom of the cleaner. For prompt
and complete service information, always refer to these numbers when inquiring about service.
Model & Type______________________
First check the voltage shown on the data plate (see rear view) to make sure that the cleaner is of the correct voltage
for your electricity supply. If it is not, do not use the cleaner but refer back to the retailer.
Permanently connected to the cleaner is a mains supply (2-core) cable fitted with a non-rewirable plug incorporating a 13A
In the event of the fuse requiring replacement the fuse cover should be removed using a small screwdriver. The old fuse MUST
be replaced by a 13A ASTA approved BS1362 fuse or a BSI approved fuse. The cover must be replaced before the plug is
used again. In the event of loss of the fuse cover, replacements can be obtained from your Electrolux dealer or Electrical Retailers
and must be of the same colour as indicated by the coloured insert on the base of the plug.
If difficulty is experienced in obtaining a replacement, contact Electrolux on 08706 055055.
In no circumstances must the plug be used without a correct fuse cover fitted.
If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is not suitable for your socket outlet, it must be cut off and the appropriate plug
fitted.Remove the fuse from the cut off plug.The cut off plug should then be disposed of to prevent the hazard of shocks in
case it should be plugged into a 13 amp socket in another part of your home.
The wires in the mains cable of this appliance are coloured in accordance with the following code: Blue: Neutral. Brown:
Live. Green/Yellow: Earth.
As the colours of the wires in the mains cable of this appliance may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying
the terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal which is marked with the letter L or coloured
The wire which is coloured yellow and green must be connected to the terminal which is marked with a letter E or coloured
yellow and green.
It is in your interest to ensure that the plug is correctly attached to the mains cable. In case of doubt, have it done by a qualified
electrician, as Electrolux cannot regard the repair of faults on the plug connection as a service that can be given free of charge
under the terms of the guarantee.
Fuse Cover
13 Amp Fuse
Cord Clamp
If the mains supply cable becomes damaged during cleaning the following action should be taken:
1. Switch off and remove the plug from the socket outlet.
2. Examine the mains supply cable for damage (only after removing the plug from the socket outlet).
3. If there is any sign of damage to the supply cable it MUST be renewed. The repair MUST be carried out by Electrolux
Service Staff or a similar qualified person.
4. NEVER use the machine with a damaged mains supply cable.
The wire which is coloured yellow and green must be connected to the terminal which is marked with a letter E or coloured
yellow and green.
Thermal Cut Off
This steam cleaner has a special thermostat that protects the cleaner in case of overheating. If the cleaner suddenly
shuts off, push the switch pedal once and unplug the cleaner. Check the cleaner for a possible source of overheating
such as no water in the tank. If these conditions are found, fix them and wait at least 30 minutes before attempting
to use the cleaner. After the 30 minute period, plug the cleaner back in and turn on the switch. If the cleaner still does
not heat up, please call Electrolux on
08706 055055 if you reside in the UK.
Description of the Steam Gun hand held steamer
1. Body
2. Handle
3. Steam Delivery
4. Articulated Nozzle
5. Safety Cap
6. Power On Light
7. Electrical Cord
8. Rubber Gasket
Measuring Cup
Straight Nozzle
Fabric Tool
Cloth for Fabric
Window Cleaner
Flexible Extension
Scrub Brush
Angled Nozzle
Main Features of the Steam Gun hand held steamer
Thank you for having chosen our product and allow us to congratulate you for having purchased the
Electrolux Steam Gun.
The Electrolux Steam Gun achieves a high degree of hygienic and degreasing power on many
surfaces. It turns water into steam in just a few minutes, so when contact is made with surfaces dirt
and grime is removed.
Since the Electrolux Steam Gun uses the active power of steam without the use of detergents or
soap, it is safe for the environment.
Some surfaces that can be cleaned with the Steam Gun are: upholstery, sealed grout, bathroom and
kitchen tile, stove tops, removable exhaust filter over stoves, windows and mirrors.
The fabric tool may be used to steam wrinkles out of clothing, window coverings, etc. CAUTION: Do
not direct steam at the body.
Other Advantages of the Electrolux Steam Gun hand held steamer
The Electrolux Steam Gun can kill dust mites and some types of bacteria, such as salmonella and Ecoli when used properly.
To disinfect a specific area, position the steamer over the area, not more than 1 inch away and slowly
move across the surface. Use this procedure to disinfect surfaces in: the bathroom, food preparation
areas, pillows and bedding, pet sleeping quarters, etc.
The Electrolux Steam Gun is designed to thoroughly clean hard surfaces and upholstery that will
withstand high heat. Do not use on soft plastics, unsealed wood, and cold glass.
WARNING: On surfaces that have been treated with wax or some non wax floors, the sheen
may be removed by the heat and steam action. Do not use on unsealed wood.
This could cause the woodgrain to rise.
It is therefore recommended that a sample cleansing be carried out on an isolated
area of the surface to be cleaned. Also, check use and care instructions from the
manufacturer on the object you want to clean.
Do not plug unit into an electrical outlet until Step 7.
WARNING: After every use, press steam delivery button until all pressure has been released
before removing safety cap.
1. Unscrew the safety cap. (After first use, turn the appliance over in order to
completely empty the boiler.)
2. Fill the measuring cup with water to the marked water line, once. Use the
funnel to pour the water into the boiler. The boiler takes only one measuring
cup of water at a time. (6 oz. maximum) Do not overfill.
NOTE:Never put descaling, aromatic, alcoholic or detergent products
into the appliance, as this may damage it or make it unsafe for use.
3. Screw the cap back onto the appliance.
4. The straight nozzle, flexible hose and fabric tool all attach using the following directions.
Flexible Hose
Straight Nozzle
Fabric Tool
Articulating Nozzle
Align the single mark on the attachment
to the single mark on the appliance. Push
the attachment onto the articulating nozzle
until it stops against the appliance’s body.
Turn in a clockwise direction until the
single mark on the attachment is aligned
with the double mark on the appliance. The
attachment is now locked into position.
The Steam Gun’s articulating nozzle allows the
steam to be directed as desired. To use the
articulating nozzle, align the single marks on the
attachment and appliance, push the attachment
onto the articulating nozzle until it covers the
round gasket (See page 6). Now turn clockwise
until the single mark on the attachment is aligned
with the double mark on the appliance. Now you
can direct the steam as desired.
Hexagonal end
of nozzle
5. To attach the scrub brush and angled nozzle.
Scrub Brush
Angled Nozzle
Both of these attachments can be applied to the articulated nozzle (on appliance) straight nozzle,
and the flexible extension hose.
Decide on your desired angle, then push the attachment onto the hexagonal end of the nozzle.
6. To attach the window cleaning tool.
CAUTION: Do not use the window cleaning tool on cold glass. It may break the glass.
First attach the fabric tool to either the appliance or the flexible extension hose. Remove the cloth
from the fabric tool. There are two open tabs on the back edge of the fabric tool and there are two
hinges on the back edge of the window cleaning tool. Place the hinges into the open tabs, then
swing the window cleaning tool up against the bottom of the fabric tool until the two pieces click
together. To remove the window cleaning tool from the fabric tool. Just push your thumb against
the fastener on the window cleaning tool, they will separate.
Window Cleaning Tool
Fabric Tool
How to start the Steam Gun
Steam Delivery
7. Plug the appliance into an electrical outlet.
The power on light will come on. Steam will be
ready after about 3 to 4 minutes. Do not leave the
appliance unattended during the waiting period.
Press steam delivery button to release steam.
Power On
As soon as the Steam Gun emits steam, begin using it, passing slowly over the surfaces to be
cleaned. This is the ideal method for thoroughly cleaning your surfaces. To disinfect specific
areas, leave the Steam Gun over the spot, no more than 1 inch and slowly move across the
WARNING: Never turn the hand held steamer over when using steamer, or direct steam at
any person, animal, or plant.
How to refill the Steam Gun when it is out of steam.
8. Unplug the appliance. Press steam delivery button until all pressure has been released.
Wait for about 3 minutes before carefully unscrewing the safety cap. Turn slowly a half turn and
wait for the hissing noise created by residual steam to stop. Unscrew the cap completely and
allow to cool. Slowly pour one measuring cup (included) into the boiler using the funnel, (included).
(6 oz. maximum) Do not overfill. Screw the safety cap back on the appliance. Plug the appliance
into electrical outlet and steam will start to be produced as before.
WARNING: This unit is under pressure. After every use, press steam delivery button until
all pressure has been released before removing safety cap.
Cleaning and Maintenance
NOTE: The appliance must be unplugged from the electrical outlet and allowed to cool down
before all cleaning and maintenance tasks.
9. Let the appliance cool down completely before cleaning it or putting it away.
10. After each use empty any remaining water from the boiler.
11. Store in a dry, cool place.
12. In order to guarantee perfect functioning over a long period of time, the boiler needs to be rinsed
out with water once a month to eliminate any accumulated calcium deposits. Do not use vinegar
or other descaling substances. Put in one measure of water, replace the safety cap and shake
to loosen any accumulated deposits. Remove safety cap and immediately empty water into a
sink. CAUTION: Do not immerse the appliance in water.
Suggested Uses for Attachments
Scrub Brush
Stovetops, countertops, sealed grout, inside trash receptacles.
Fabric Tool
Steaming clothes, upholstery, window coverings.
It is suggested that the flexible hose and the cloth is used
with the fabric tool when used on clothing, upholstery and
window coverings.
Window Cleaner
Windows, mirrors, glass doors. Do not use on cold windows or
glass. It may break.
Straight Nozzle
Edging, window sills, ledges, tile, mantles.
Angled Nozzle
Difficult to reach areas, toilet bowls, window sills.
Flexible Hose
Areas requiring additional reach. This attachment can be used with
all the other tools.
NOTE: Unplug the electrical cord before servicing.
Appliance won’t
Electric plug
Push plug securely into
outlet. Verify power ‘On’ light
is on.
Try another outlet.
Check circuit breaker.
No water in tank
Check the tank for water.
Appliance won’t
make steam
No water in tank
Check the tank for water.
Appliance spits
water out of nozzle
✔ Too much water in
tank. Do not overfill.
Check the water level in the
✔ Unit positioned
upside down.
Use in upright position.
✔ Not fully preheated.
Allow more time for water to
heat up.
✔ Water tank too hot.
Allow more time for cooling.
Water boils out of fill
spout when adding
Add water slowly.
Use special funnel provided.
Accessories will not
stay on.
✔ Not properly
Check for proper assembly.
General questions
If you reside in the UK, you
may contact the Customer
Care line 08706 055055.
Know the Model and Type
numbers when you call.
Assembly or related
Review this guide for
assembly instructions.
Guarantee (for UK residents only)
This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights.
This product is for household use only.
Electrolux products are carefully designed, manufactured, tested and inspected and, in
consequence, we undertake to replace or repair any part found to be defective in material or
workmanship, within one year of delivery to the original purchaser, free of charge. You may be
required to take the product to your nearest service provider if the product requires attention
during the first year.
There are certain conditions which may invalidate this guarantee:
a. It is dependent upon the appliance being correctly installed and used in accordance with the
Company’s instructions under normal domestic conditions within the United Kingdom or the
Republic of Ireland.
b. Service at all times must be carried out by an Electrolux Service Representative or authorised
c. The guarantee may be invalidated by unauthorised repair or modification of the appliance.
d. You may be charged by Electrolux if you call for an engineer to resolve a problem that we
believe is covered in the instruction booklet.
The Company does not accept liability for defects arising from neglect, misuse or accident.
Proof of the date of purchase will be required before service under guarantee is provided. For
further assistance call our Customer Care Line on 08706 055055.
For future reference we suggest you record the following details here, and keep the receipt with
the handbook as proof of purchase.
Purchased from ___________________________________________________
Date purchased _________________ Model no _________________________
Electrolux may introduce modifications to their product from time to time and consequently
the details given in this booklet are subject to alteration without notice
Cod. 5065101300
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