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Expert
Instructions for Use
Temperature control dial
Steam button
Temperature
indicator light
Soleplate
Removable
water tank
cover
Iron rest
Tabs for
water
tank
removal
Control
panel
Steam
connection cord
Removable
water tank
Boiler unit
Drain screw
cover
On/Off switch
Power cord
Cord storage
Control panel
Boiler reset
button
Rowenta Werke GmbH
63016 Offenbach am Main
Green “steam
ready“ light
Steam control
dial
Reference 026114
Red ”water tank
empty“ light
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
When using your appliance, basic safety precautions should
always be followed, including the following:
Read all instructions before using the generator.
1. Use appliance only for its intended use.
2. To protect against a risk of electric shock, do not immerse
the appliance in water or other liquids.
3. The appliance should always be turned off before
plugging or unplugging from outlet. Never yank the cord
to disconnect from outlet, instead grasp plug and pull to
disconnect.
4. Always disconnect appliance from electrical outlet when
filling with water or emptying when not in use.
5. Do not allow cord to touch hot surfaces. Let iron cool
completely before putting away.
6. Do not operate appliance with a damaged cord or if
appliance has been dropped or damaged.
7. To avoid the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble the
appliance. Ship it to the nearest authorized Rowenta
approved service center for examination and repair.
Incorrect reassembly can cause a risk of electric shock
when the appliance is used.
8. Not intended for use by children. Close supervision is
necessary for any appliance being used near children.
Unsupervised use can result in fire or personal injury. Do
not leave appliance unattended while plugged in, on an
ironing board, or while it is still hot.
9. Burns can occur from touching hot metal parts, hot water
or steam. Use caution when you turn a steam generator
upside down. There may be hot water in the reservoir.
10. Before unscrewing the boiler drain screw, wait until the
generator is cold (unplugged for more than 2 hours).
Never fill the boiler through the boiler drainage hole
(except for rinsing).
11. Do not direct steam at people, animals or iron clothes
while they are being worn.
12. The use of accessory attachments is not recommended by
Rowenta and may result in fire, electric shock or personal
injury.
13. Always put the iron with the soleplate down on the iron
rest, never resting on its heel.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
1. This is a 1800 watt appliance. To avoid a circuit overload,
do not operate a high wattage appliance on the same
circuit.
2. This unit comes equipped with a 12.5 foot power cord
and 6 foot steam connection cord.
3. If an extension cord is absolutely necessary, a 15 ampere
cord should be used. Cords rated for less amperage may
overheat. Care should be taken to arrange the cord so that
it cannot be pulled or tripped over unintentionally.
4. Your Rowenta appliance is intended for household use
only.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE USE
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Please read all of the instructions for use and the Important
Safeguards carefully.
Remove all packaging from the generator.
The first time the steam generator is used, it is normal for a
small amount of smoke and a slight odor to be produced.
It will quickly disappear.
When starting, and while it is being used, the electric pump
injects water into the boiler. It makes a noise but this is
normal. If you are pressing on the steam control button at
this time, you may lose a little steam for a few seconds.
HELPFUL HINTS
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Before using the generator for the first time or if you have
not used the steam function for a few minutes, press the
steam button several times in a row while holding the iron
away from your clothes. This will enable any cold water to
be removed from the steam connection cord.
When ironing start with fabrics that require a low
temperature setting (●) and finish with those which need
the highest temperature (● ● ●).
Mixed fiber fabrics should be ironed on the temperature
for the most delicate fabric. For example a shirt that is 60%
cotton and 40% polyester should be ironed at the (●)
setting for synthetics.
If spray starch is used, spray it onto the reverse side of the
garment. Allow starch to penetrate before ironing.
For best results, use a mesh type ironing board to allow
excess steam to escape.
For delicate fabrics, we recommend carrying out a test on
an unobtrusive area of the garment such as an inner seam.
FILLING THE WATER TANK
1. Place your steam generator on a stable, horizontal heatresistant surface.
2. Remove the water tank by pulling
the tabs upward (1).
(1)
3. Fill the water tank taking care not
to exceed the maximum level (2).
(2)
4. Replace it securely on the base
and push down to lock in place
(3).
(3)
The steam generator is designed to operate using tap water.
Please review WATER RECOMMENDATIONS section for
additional water information.
TURNING ON THE STEAM GENERATOR
(2)
(1)
(4)
1. Completely remove the power
cord from its storage space
before plugging in.
2. Press on the on/off switch (located
on the front of the appliance) (1)
the green light on the control
panel flashes and the boiler heats
up (2). It will take approximately
2 minutes to heat. The green
“steam ready” light will stop
flashing (4).
UNDERSTANDING THE CONTROL PANEL
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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.
USING YOUR STEAM GENERATOR
Warning: Steam produced is very hot. To avoid burns and
scalding, never iron or steam clothes while they are being
worn.
1. Set the temperature control dial
for the type of fabric being ironed
(5).
(5)
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Drawing
with
steam areas
to be
integrated
Synthetics (low temperature)
Silk/Wool (medium temperature)
Cotton/Linen (high temperature)
2. The iron temperature indicator turns on.
3. Adjust the steam control dial
located on the control panel (6),
eg. less steam for low
temperatures.
Be careful␣ ! The steam generator
is ready when the temperature
indicator light goes out and when
the green “steam ready“ light
stays on.
(6)
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) intermittently to avoid
water droplets appearing with the steam.
Type of fabric
Iron thermostat
setting
Steam control
dial setting
Synthetic
Viscose
Polyester
● (low temperature)
Silk
Wool
● ● (medium temperature)
Cotton
Linen
● ● ● (high temperatures)
(7)
4. To obtain steam, press on the
steam button beneath the iron
handle and keep it pressed (7).
The steam will stop when you
release the button. We
recommend pressing and
releasing the steam button at
regular intervals of 15 seconds.
Note: It is normal for the steam connection cord to become
warm while in use.
FILLING DURING USE
The red “water tank empty” light turns on when there is no
water left to produce steam.
1. Remove the water tank and fill. See FILLING WATER TANK
section.
2. Ensure the water tank is replaced
securely and press the boiler reset
button located on the control
panel to continue your ironing
(8).
(8)
VERTICAL STEAM IRONING
Warning: Steam produced is very hot. To avoid burns and
scalding, never iron or steam clothes while they are being
worn.
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To remove wrinkles in cotton or linen, the soleplate can
come in contact with the fabric for optimal results.
For synthetic fabrics, a distance of 4 inches is recommend
to avoid damage to the garment.
For delicate fabrics, we recommend carrying out a test on
an unobtrusive part of the garment (inner seam).
1. Set the temperature control dial and the steam 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 button (beneath the
iron handle) moving the iron
from top to bottom (9).
(9)
AFTER IRONING
1. Press the on/off switch (red light goes out) and unplug.
2. Place the iron on the iron rest.
3. Leave the iron to cool down for approximately
60 minutes.
Once completely cool, you can put your steam generator
away.
Removable water tank
(10)
Empty and rinse the removable
water tank before storing (10).
We recommend emptying while not
in use.
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
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Before cleaning, ensure that the steam generator is
unplugged and that the soleplate and the iron rest have
completely cooled down.
Do not use any cleaning or descaling products for cleaning
the soleplate 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.
The iron soleplate
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In normal use a draggy coating may build up on the
soleplate (starch, detergent buildup, burnt synthetic fibers).
This can be easily removed by using the Rowenta Soleplate
Cleaning Kit or a quality hot iron soleplate cleaner available
at most stores.
To prevent scratching of the soleplate, do not iron over
sharp objects (zippers, etc.).Do not place the iron on rough
surfaces, e.g. metal iron support, which may scratch the
soleplate. Place the iron on its rest on top of the base of
the unit.
Always put the iron with the soleplate down on the iron
rest, never place on its heel.
The base unit␣
The iron and base can be cleaned with a damp cloth and
wiped dry.
Never use household cleaners, descalers or solvents.
RINSING OUT THE BOILER
Be careful:
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be rinsed out after every 10 uses. If your tap water is
hard, increase the frequency.
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the generator.
1. Generator must be empty, unplugged and completely
cold.
Allow to sit 2 hours before rinsing boiler.
2. Place your steam generator on the edge of your kitchen
sink.
(11) 3. Remove the drain screw cover
located on the side of the
appliance (11).
(12)
(13)
4. Using a coin, unscrew the drain
screw (12).
5. Holding your steam generator
on its side, fill the boiler using a
water pitcher with 8 oz. of water
(13).
6. Shake the base unit for 2 minutes
and then empty it completely
over a sink or bucket (14).
Repeat this process.
(14)
7. Important : Before closing, make sure no water remains in
the boiler.
8. Replace and tighten the drain screw with a coin.
9. Replace the drain screw cover.
WATER RECOMMENDATIONS
Tap water
Rowenta irons are designed to be used with REGULAR TAP
WATER (up to 12 grains of hardness). If your water is harder
than this, Rowenta recommends mixing half tap water with
half distilled water which reduces the hardness; or just use
inexpensive bottled spring water. Never use 100 % distilled
water as this can cause the iron to spit and leak.
Softened water
There are many types of household water softeners and the
water from many of them is perfectly acceptable for use in
steam generator. However, some types of softeners,
particularly those that use chemicals such as salt, can cause the
appliance to leak or spit during use. If you experience this type
of problem, we recommend that you try using inexpensive
bottled spring water or untreated tap water. Never use 100 %
pure distilled water.
Once you have changed water it will take several uses to
correct the problem. Rowenta recommends trying the steam
function for the first time on an old towel or cloth that can be
discarded to avoid damaging your clothes.
Iron and other impurities
If your water supply contains large amounts of iron or organic
matter, these minerals can collect inside the appliance and
eventually appear as brown stains. If you experience these
problems Rowenta recommends using inexpensive bottles
spring water.
Never use 100 % pure distilled water.
Always remember:
Battery water and water containing additives (such as starch,
perfume or fabric conditioner) may not be used. Such
additives can affect the properties of the steam and, at high
temperatures, can form deposits in the steam chamber, which
will mark the laundry when they are emitted through the
steam vents. Descaling liquids/agents should not be used.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Problems
Possible causes
Solutions
The steam
generator
ON light does
not light up.
The appliance is not
switched on.
Check that your
appliance is correctly
plugged in and press
the on/off switch
(located on the front
of the appliance).
Water runs
through the
holes in the
soleplate.
You are using steam
before the iron is hot
enough.
Decrease the steam
output while ironing
(steam control dial on
the control panel).
Wait for the iron temperature indicator light to
go out before ironing.
Press the steam button
away from your ironing
board until the iron
produces steam.
The water has condensed
in the tubes because you
are using steam for the
first time or you have not
used it for some time.
White streaks
Your boiler has a build-up
come through of scale because it is not
the holes in the rinsed out regularly.
soleplate.
Rinse out the boiler after
every 10 uses (See section
Rinsing Out the Boiler).
If your water is hard,
increase the frequency.
Brown streaks
come through
the holes in the
soleplate and
stain the linen.
You are using chemicals
descaling agents or
additives in the water for
ironing.
Never add this type of
product (see our recommendations regarding
water to be used).
Your linen is not rinsed
sufficiently or you have
ironed a new garment
before washing it.
Ensure linen is rinsed
thoroughly to remove
any soap deposits or
chemicals on new
garments.
You are ironing at too
high a temperature.
See our recommendations regarding temperature control setting.
Always spray starch onto
the reverse side of the
fabric to be ironed.
Build-up
on soleplate.
You are using starch.
There is little or The boiler does not operno steam.
ate, 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 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.
Steam escapes The drain screw has not
from the drain- been tightened correctly.
age screw.
Steam escapes Possibility of leak.
under the
appliance.
Tighten the drain screw
correctly.
Increase the steam output
(control dial on control
panel).
Stop using the generator
and contact an Approved
Service Center.
If troubleshooting does not assist, before consulting
the retailer regarding their return/exchange policy,
please telephone consumer service at 781-396-0600.
In the interest of improving products, Rowenta reserves the
right to change specifications without prior notice.
LIMITED WARRANTY
All Rowenta products are warranted for 1 year from date of
purchase against defects in material and workmanship.
During this period, any Rowenta product that, upon
inspection by Rowenta, is proved defective, will be repaired
or replaced, at Rowenta’s option, without charge to the
customer. If a replacement product is sent, it will carry the
remaining warranty of the original product. This warranty
does not apply to any defect arising from a buyer’s or user’s
misuse of the product, negligence, failure to follow
Rowenta’s instructions, use on current or voltage other than
stamped on the product or alteration or repair not
authorized by Rowenta. Repair or disassembly by anyone
other than a Rowenta authorized service center will void the
warranty. THE WARRANTIES SET FORTH HEREIN ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND NO OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE, ARE MADE BY ROWENTA
OR ARE AUTHORIZED TO BE MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE
PRODUCT. If you believe your product is defective, bring
the product (or send it, postage prepaid) along with proof
of purchase to the nearest authorized Rowenta Service
Center (see below). If you send the product, please include
a letter explaining the nature of the claimed defect. In the
interest of improving products, Rowenta reserves the right
to change specifications without prior notice.
Rowenta Inc.
196 Boston Avenue
Medford, MA 02155
Tel.: (781)396-0600
www.rowentausa.com
OFFICE LOCATION ONLY.
To service product see service center information below.
If your appliance needs service, ship the product to your
nearest regional service center. Be sure to put your name on
the outside of shipping box (no P.O. boxes please). If in
warranty, Rowenta will repair or replace product at their
discretion. If the product is out of warranty, you will be
advised of the cost of repair before any work begins.
Our main service centers are listed below:
Turnpike Appliance
3495A Lawson Blvd.
Oceanside, NY 11572
516-483-5596
Authorized Appliance
1644 West Ogden Ave.
Downers Grove, IL 60515
630-852-1550
Service center information is subject to change. Please visit
our website at www.rowentausa.com or call our service center
information line at 781-306-4620. The information line
provides current service center information and listings in
California.
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