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Russell Hobbs 18463 Power steam User Manual
instructions
Read the instructions, keep them safe, pass them on if you pass the iron on.
Remove all packaging, but keep it in case you ever need to return the iron.
important safeguards
Follow basic safety precautions, including:
1 This appliance must only be used by or under the supervision of a responsible adult.
Use and store the appliance out of reach of children.
2 Don’t put the appliance in liquid, don’t use it in a bathroom, near water, or
outdoors.
3 Route the cable so it doesn’t overhang, and can’t be tripped over or caught.
4 Don’t iron clothing while it’s being worn – you’ll burn or scald the wearer (this is not
a joke – I’ve seen it happen).
5 Don’t touch the soleplate, and keep away from the steam coming from it.
6 Take care when emptying the iron – it may contain hot water.
7 Don’t use the iron in the vicinity of children.
8 Use the iron, or set it on its heel, on a stable, level, heat-resistant surface, preferably
an ironing board.
9 Don’t leave the iron unattended while plugged in, or while it’s standing on the
ironing board. It could be knocked over by you, by a child, or by a pet.
10 Unplug the iron before filling, before cleaning, and after use.
11 Don’t fill the iron directly from the tap, use the jug.
12 Don’t fill past max, or water may escape in use.
13 Sit the iron upright when you’re not ironing, and when you store it away.
14 Leave the iron upright to cool before cleaning.
15 Unplug the appliance when not in use, before moving and before cleaning. Let it
cool down fully before cleaning and storing away.
16 Don’t fit any attachment or accessory other than those we supply.
17 Keep the appliance and the cable away from hotplates, hobs or burners.
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18 Don’t use the iron for any purpose other than those described in these instructions.
19 Take care not to scratch the soleplate – avoid buttons, zips, etc.
20 The appliance has a protective thermal fuse, which will blow if it overheats. If this
happens, the appliance will stop working, and must be returned for repair.
21 Don’t use the iron if it’s dropped or damaged, or if it malfunctions or leaks.
22 If the cable is damaged, it must be returned, in order to avoid hazard.
household use only
before using for the first time
• Don’t worry if the iron smokes a bit at first, it’ll stop as the element cures.
• Iron an old piece of cotton fabric, to clean the soleplate.
preparation
1 Check for textile care symbols (i j k l).
2 Iron fabrics needing low temperatures j first, then those that need medium
temperatures k, and finish with those needing high temperatures l.
filling (#2)
3 The iron may be used with tap-water, but if you live in a hard water area, you should
use distilled water (not chemically descaled water).
4 If you buy distilled water, check that it’s marketed as suitable for use in irons.
5 Unplug the iron.
6 Flip the water inlet cover open.
7 Lift the iron till the water inlet cover is about vertical.
8 Pour water from the jug into the water inlet.
9 Pour slowly, and try to pour down one side of the inlet, to allow
the air in the reservoir to escape, otherwise you’ll cause an air
lock and the water will overflow.
10 Don’t fill past max, or water will escape in use.
11 Wipe up any spillage.
switch on
12 Sit the iron on its heel.
13 Put the plug into the power socket (switch the socket on, if it’s switchable).
set the temperature (#3)
14 Turn the temperature control till the temperature you require is below the ) mark.
15 The thermostat light will come on to show the iron is heating up.
16 When the iron reaches the temperature you set, the thermostat light will go out.
17 It will then cycle on and off as the thermostat operates to maintain the temperature.
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temperature setting guide
label marking
temperature dot setting
j cool – nylon, acrylics, polyester
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k warm – wool, polyester mixtures
••
l hot – cotton, linen
• • •/max
i do not iron
, If the instructions on the fabric label differ from this guide, follow the instructions
on the label.
reducing temperature
18 Reducing the temperature takes a bit longer, as the element has to lose the heat it
has built up, so be patient. It’s best to organise your ironing so that you don’t need
to reduce the temperature (“preparation” page 3, point 2).
steam ironing
19 When steam ironing, you must set the temperature control at S or higher (#3).
20 If you don’t, you’ll get water on your clothes, not steam.
21 Check that there’s water in the reservoir.
22 Set the steam control (#3), to the setting you want (S = no steam, S = high steam).
23 Wait till the thermostat light goes out, then start ironing.
spray
, Water spotting affects some fabrics. Test this on a hidden part of the fabric.
24 Check that there’s water in the reservoir.
25 Lift the iron off the fabric.
26 Aim the spray nozzle at the fabric, and press the ? button.
27 You may initially have to press it 2 or 3 times to pump
water through the system.
shot of steam
28 Don’t try to use the shot of steam function at temperatures below S on the
temperature control. At lower temperatures, you’ll only get water spotting.
29 Check that there’s water in the reservoir.
30 Lift the iron off the fabric
31 Squeeze the trigger.
32 You may initially have to squeeze 2 or 3 times to pump water
through the system.
33 Leave 4 seconds between shots, to let the temperature build up.
dry ironing
34 If you’re going to be dry ironing for 20 minutes or more, empty the reservoir first, to
avoid spontaneous bursts of steam:
a) Unplug the iron.
b) Hold it over a sink or basin.
c) Flip the water inlet cover open.
caution the water may be hot.
d) Carefully, turn the iron upside down, and empty the water into the sink/basin.
e) Wipe any spillage off the iron before use.
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35 Move the steam control to S.
36 Wait till the thermostat light goes out, then start ironing.
vertical steaming
37 Remove wrinkles from hanging clothes, hanging curtains, and furnishing fabrics.
38 Check that there’s adequate ventilation behind the fabric, otherwise moisture may
build up, causing mildew.
39 Check that there’s nothing behind the fabric that may be damaged by the steam.
40 Check that pockets, turn-ups, and cuffs are empty.
41 Check that there’s water in the reservoir.
42 Turn the temperature control to bring max under the ) mark.
43 Move the steam control to S (you don’t want automatic steam).
44 Wait till the thermostat light goes out.
45 Hold the iron close to (but not touching) the fabric.
46 Squeeze the trigger (you’re using the “shot of steam” function vertically).
47 You may have to squeeze 2 or 3 times to pump water through the system.
48 Leave 4 seconds between shots, to let the temperature build up.
after use
49 Unplug the iron.
50 Hold it over a sink or basin.
51 Flip the water inlet cover open.
caution the water may be hot.
52 Carefully, turn the iron upside down, and empty the water into the sink/basin.
53 Sit the iron on its heel, and leave it to cool down completely.
54 When it’s cold, wipe off any moisture, and wind the cable round the heel.
55 Store the iron on its heel, to avoid corrosion and damage to the soleplate.
self clean
56 To prevent scale building up, use the self clean function regularly, at least monthly in
normal water areas, more often in hard water areas.
57 You’ll need a basin or a large bowl to catch the water coming out of the soleplate.
58 Fill the reservoir to the max mark.
59 Sit the iron on its heel.
60 Move the steam control to S.
61 Put the plug into the power socket.
62 Turn the temperature control to bring max under the ) mark.
63 Wait till the thermostat light goes out.
64 Now hold the iron over the basin or bowl, with the soleplate down.
65 Move the steam control past S, across to “self clean”, and hold it there.
66 Gently move the iron to and fro, over the basin or bowl.
caution keep clear of the escaping water and steam
67 Water and steam will wash scale and dust through the soleplate, and into the sink.
68 When the reservoir is empty, move the steam control back to S.
69 Unplug the iron, and sit it on its heel to cool.
70 When it’s cold, wipe off any moisture, and wind the cable round the heel.
71 Store the iron on its heel, to avoid corrosion and damage to the soleplate.
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anti-scale
72 The anti-scale agent incorporated in the iron helps prevent the build-up of scale.
73 Don’t use a descaling solution, or you’ll destroy the anti-scale agent.
cleaning
74 Unplug the iron when not in use, before moving and before cleaning. Let it cool
down fully before cleaning and storing away.
75 Wipe outer surfaces with a damp cloth. If necessary, use a little washing-up liquid.
76 Remove spots from the soleplate with a little vinegar.
77 Take care not to scratch the soleplate.
78 Don’t put the iron in water or any other liquid.
79 Don’t use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents or solvents.
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connection
The product must be earthed. It has a 13A BS1362 fuse in a 13A BS1363
plug. To replace the plug, fit the green/yellow wire to E or E, the blue wire
to N, and the brown wire to L. Fit the cord grip. If in doubt, call an
electrician. Don’t use a non-rewireable plug unless the fuse cover is in
place. If you remove the plug, dispose of it.
wheelie bin symbol
To avoid environmental and health problems due to hazardous substances in
electrical and electronic goods, appliances marked with this symbol mustn’t
be disposed of with unsorted municipal waste, but recovered, reused, or
recycled.
service
If you ring Customer Service, please have the Model No. to hand, as we won’t be able
to help you without it. It’s on the rating plate (usually underneath the product).
The product isn’t user-serviceable. If it’s not working, read the instructions, check the
plug fuse and main fuse/circuit breaker. If it’s still not working, consult your retailer.
If that doesn’t solve the problem – ring Customer Service – they may be able to offer
technical advice.
If they advise you to return the product to us, pack it carefully, include a note with your
name, address, day phone number, and what’s wrong. If under guarantee, say where
and when purchased, and include proof of purchase (till receipt). Send it to:
Customer Service, Russell Hobbs Ltd, Fir Street, Failsworth, Manchester M35 0HS
email: service@saltoneurope.com
telephone: 0845 658 9700 (local rate number)
guarantee
Defects affecting product functionality appearing within one year of purchase will be
corrected by replacement or repair provided the product is used and maintained in
accordance with the instructions. Your statutory rights are not affected.
Documentation, packaging, and product specifications may change without notice.
online
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www.russellhobbs.co.uk for more products
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