SDC740 SDC750 SDC850 SERIES 1000 SG100-SG200 SG100-TT SK1212B SK1215 SK200-SK200C SK600
1. It is normal to have a little hissing when you open the Safety Fill
Cap to refill as some pressure is being released from residual
2. To cut down on residual steam, CONTINUE ironing with full
steam until all the steam is used up before opening the Safety
3. After refilling, be sure the Safety Fill Cap is tightened closed.
HISSING FROM THE SAFETY FILL CAP
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1. This is normal. The light will go out once the iron has reached
the temperature you've selected for your fabric.
2. The light will cycle on and off as you iron indicating it is
maintaining the proper temperature.
SG100 /SG200 Series
Product may vary slightly from what is illustrated.
TEMPERATURE LIGHT GOES OFF
1. Is the Temperature Selector Dial set in the "Steam Band"
between blend and linen? If not, move the Dial to increase the
2. Did you stop using the iron for a few minutes? You may get a
little water spotting when you begin again due to condensation
in the Steam Hose. You may want to hold the iron over an old
towel or a laundry basket to catch the droplets before
WATER DROPLETS COMING FROM STEAM VENTS?
1. Did you let the unit preheat long enough? It must heat up for 10
minutes in order to produce steam.
2. Is the Low Water Indicator light on? Check to see if there is
enough water in the Boiler Water Tank.
3. If steaming doesn't start, press and hold the Surge of Steam
button for 5-10 seconds. This is particularly important each time
you begin a new ironing session.
IRON WON'T START STEAMING?
1. Is the unit plugged in? Is the Power Light on?
2. Press the ON/OFF button. If the light is not on, will a lamp
plugged into the outlet turn on?
BOILER WATER TANK WON'T HEAT?
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also
have other rights which vary from state to state or province to
Applica warrants this product against any defects that are due to
faulty material or workmanship for a two-year period after the
original date of consumer purchase. This warranty does not
include damage to the product resulting from accident, misuse, or
repairs performed by unauthorized personnel. If the product should
become defective within the warranty period, or you have
questions regarding warranty or service, call Consumer
Assistance and Information toll free at: 1-800-231-9786.
FULL TWO-YEAR WARRANTY
Steam Generator Iron
SAVE THIS INSTRUCTION BOOK
When using your Steam Generator, basic safety precautions
should always be followed, including the following:
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING.
s Use the Steam Generator only for its intended use. Remove any
labels from the iron body or Soleplate before first use.
s To protect against a risk of electric shock, do not immerse any
part of the appliance in water or other liquid.
s This appliance should always be turned Off before plugging into
or unplugging from an outlet. Push the On/Off Button and the
light will go out. Never yank cord to disconnect from outlet;
instead grasp plug and pull to disconnect.
s Do not allow cord to touch hot surfaces. Let iron cool
completely before putting away. Loop cord loosely around the
iron when storing.
s Always disconnect iron from electrical outlet when filling with
or emptying of water and when not in use. Be careful to avoid
spilling water over Boiler Water Tank when filling.
s Always use the provided Funnel and Water Pitcher to fill the
Boiler Water Tank.
s Do not fill the Boiler Water Tank with vinegar or other antilimestone agents.
s Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or
after the appliance malfunctions or is dropped or damaged in
any manner. To avoid the risk of electric shock, do not
disassemble the iron. Return the appliance to the nearest
authorized service facility for examination, repair, or electrical
or mechanical adjustment. Incorrect reassembly can cause a
risk of electric shock when the iron is used. Or, call the
appropriate toll-free number listed on the cover of this manual.
s Close supervision is necessary for any appliance being used
near children. Do not leave iron unattended while connected or
on an ironing board. Always position iron carefully on the base
to prevent it from falling if ironing board is accidentally moved
or cord is pulled.
s Water may leak from the iron's Soleplate if the Surge of Steam
Button is pressed before the Boiler Water Tank has reached the
optimal temperature (after about 10 minutes) or before the
appliance is hot.
s Note: Before unscrewing the Safety Fill Cap follow these
s Press the Surge of Steam Button to release all the residual
steam. Turn the iron/boiler Off. Unplug from the wall socket;
slowly unscrew the Safety Fill Cap and wait for the hissing
noise to stop before unscrewing it completely.
s The use of parts/attachments not recommended or sold by the
appliance manufacturer may cause fire, electric shock, or injury.
s Burns can occur from touching hot metal parts, hot water, or
steam. Use caution when you turn a steam iron upside down or
use the vertical surge of steam.
s Do not operate in the presence of explosive and/or flammable
s Do not use iron outdoors.
s This appliance is intended for household use only, not for
commercial or industrial use. Use for anything other than
intended will void the warranty.
s To avoid a circuit overload, do not operate another highwattage appliance on the same circuit.
s If an extension cord is necessary, a 10-ampere rated cord with
a polarized plug and UL approval should be used. Cords rated
for less amperage may overheat. Care should be taken to
arrange the cord so that it cannot be pulled on or tripped over.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Boiler Water Tank
Stainless Steel Soleplate
Safety Fill Cap
Steam Lock Button
Surge of Steam/Unlock Button
Temperature Selector Dial/Fabric Guide
u ON/OFF Button
¸a. Low Water Indicator
¸a. (Certain Models Only)
¸b. Steam Ready Indicator
¸b. (Certain Models Only)
? Adjustable Steam Dial
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade
is wider than the other). As a safety feature,
this plug will fit into a polarized outlet only one
way. If the plug does not fit fully into the
outlet, reverse the plug. If it still does not fit,
contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt
to defeat this safety feature.
This appliance is equipped with tamperresistant screws to prevent removal of the
outer covers. To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not attempt to remove the
outer covers. There are no user serviceable
parts inside. Repair should be done only by
authorized service personnel.
How To Use
NOTE: Before first use, remove any labels,
stickers, or tags which may be attached to the
body or Soleplate of the iron.
1. Fill the Water Pitcher with tap water to
around the 450 ml level. Unscrew the Safety
Fill Cap, place the Funnel into the Boiler
Water Tank, and pour the water in. (A) Fill
the Water Pitcher to about 450 ml AGAIN
and pour that in for a total of approximately
900 ml of water.
2. Remove the Funnel, replace the Safety Fill
Cap, and screw it securely into place.
3. Plug the power cord in and press the
ON/OFF Button. The Temperature Light on
the iron will come on (B) and will cycle on
and off during use.
4. Wait approximately 10 minutes for the
water to start boiling to produce generous
amounts of steam. On certain models only,
the Steam Ready Indicator will come on
showing there is enough steam to begin
Selecting Temperature & Steam
1. Use the Fabric Guide on the Temperature
Selector Dial to help select the setting for
the fabric to be ironed (check the garment
label for fabric type and manufacturer's
2. To iron with steam, be sure the Temperature
Selector Dial is turned into the Steam Band
anywhere between blend and linen.
3. The Temperature Light will go off as the iron
adjusts to the temperature you selected for
your fabric. When the Temperature Light
comes back on (see B), the temperature
you selected has been reached. The Light
will cycle on and off to maintain the
selected temperature as you iron.
4. Turn the Adjustable Steam Dial (C) to select
the amount of steam you'd like from 0 (no
steam) to 9 (abundant steam). NOTE: To dry
iron with NO STEAM, do not press the
Surge of Steam or Steam Lock Buttons
and/or set the Adjustable Steam Dial to 0.
5. Before ironing with steam, press and hold
the Surge of Steam Button for 5-10 seconds
to give the steam time to travel from the
Boiler Water Tank to the iron. You may
press the Steam Lock Button for continuous
billowing steam. (D) During ironing, you may
place the iron on its heel rest while you
adjust your garments or rest it on its Base.
Finish Ironing / Refilling
1. On certain models only, the Low Water
Indicator will come on as the water level
goes down. However, on all models,
CONTINUE IRONING until you have used up
all the steam before refilling the Boiler
2. When you finish ironing, be sure to press
the Surge of Steam/Unlock Button to unlock
the continuous steam. Press the ON/OFF
Button to turn the unit OFF, unplug the
power cord, and let the iron cool by placing
it on the Base.
3. To refill, slowly unscrew the Safety Fill Cap
and wait for the hissing of releasing steam to
stop before unscrewing it completely. Use
the Water Pitcher and Funnel to fill the Boiler
Water Tank as described in "Getting
Started." Be sure to replace and tighten the
Cap before ironing. It is not necessary to
completely fill the Tank for short ironing
sessions. As long as there is some water in
the Tank, you can reduce the preheat
waiting time and save electricity by ironing
with half a Tank.
For best results when steaming vertically,
hang the garment on a clothes hanger --
curtains/drapes can be steamed once they're
hung. Hold the iron close to but not touching the
fabric. Press the Steam Lock Button for continuous
steam. Pull the fabric tight with your free hand as
you pass the iron over the wrinkled fabric. (E)
o Always read garment labels and follow
manufacturer's ironing instructions.
o Synthetics are heat sensitive and may glaze or
melt at high temperatures. Use lower settings. If
you are unsure of a garment's fiber, test a small
area (on an inside seam or hem) before ironing
using a low temperature and gradually increasing.
o Sort items to be ironed according to their fabrics:
wool with wool, cotton with cotton, etc. Start by
ironing the fabrics that use lower temperatures
(i.e. silk) and work up to fabrics that require higher
temperatures (linen) since the iron heats up faster
than it cools down.
1. Before cleaning the iron, unplug it and allow it to
completely cool down on the Base. NEVER
IMMERSE THE APPLIANCE IN WATER OR OTHER
2. To clean outside surfaces, wipe the soleplate and
outer surfaces with a soft cloth or sponge
dampened in water and a mild household
detergent. Never use abrasives, heavy duty
cleansers, or scouring pads that may scratch or
discolor the iron or parts. After cleaning, iron
with steam over an old cloth to remove any
residue from the steam vents.
3. Depending on the hardness of the water in your
area, you may want to flush out mineral deposits
from the Boiler Water Tank every 3-6 months. To
clean the Tank, fill the Tank with tap water, rinse,
and discard the water.
For service, repair, or any questions regarding your
appliance, call the appropriate "800" number on the
cover of this book. Do NOT return the product to the
place of purchase. Do NOT mail the product back to
the manufacturer nor bring it to a service center.
You may also want to consult the website listed on
the cover of this manual.