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Black & Decker IR1370C Instruction Manual


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1. Sole plate
8. 360˚ pivoting cord
2. Spray nozzle
9. Heel rest
3. Water-fill cover
10. Power/auto off light
4. Variable steam selector
11. Water tank
5. Steam button
12. Fabric Selector
6. Spray button
13. Auto clean® button
7. Comfort Grip® handle
14. Fabric indicator light
When using your iron for the first time, you may notice water
residue inside the unit. This is normal.
MODELS ❍ IR1370C ❍ IR1375SC
Please Read and Save this Use and Care Book.
When using your iron, basic safety precautions should
always be followed, including the following:
❍ Use iron only for its intended use.
❍ To protect against a risk of electric shock, do not immerse
the iron in water or other liquids.
❍ The iron should always be turned to the minimum (min)
setting before plugging or unplugging from outlet. Never
yank cord to disconnect from the outlet; instead grasp
plug and pull to disconnect.
❍ Do not allow cord to touch hot surfaces. Let iron cool
completely before putting away. Loop cord loosely around
iron when storing.
❍ Always disconnect iron from electrical outlet when filling
with water or emptying, and when not in use.
❍ Do not operate iron with a damaged cord, or if the iron
has been dropped or damaged. To avoid the risk of
electric shock, do not disassemble the iron; take it to a
qualified service person for examination and repair, or
call the appropriate toll-free number on the cover of this
manual. Incorrect reassembly can cause a risk of electric
shock when the iron is used.
❍ Close supervision is necessary for any appliance being
used by or near children. Do not leave iron unattended
while connected or on an ironing board.
Product may vary slightly from what is illustrated.
❍ 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 surge of steam—there may be hot water
in the reservoir. Avoid rapid movement of iron to minimize
hot water spillage.
❍ This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a
person responsible for their safety.
❍ Children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the appliance.
❍ The iron must be used and rested on a stable surface.
- When placing the iron on its stand, ensure that the
surface on which the stand is placed is stable.
- The iron is not to be used if it has been dropped, if
there is visible signs of damage or if it is leaking.
❍ To avoid a circuit overload, do not operate another high-
wattage appliance on the same circuit.
❍ If an extension cord is absolutely necessary, a cord rate
at 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.
This product is for household use only.
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other).
To reduce the risk of electric shock, this plug is intended to 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 modify the plug in any way.
Warning: This appliance is equipped with a tamper-resistant screw
to prevent removal of the outer cover. To reduce the risk of fire or
electric shock, do not attempt to remove the outer cover. There are
no user-serviceable parts inside. Repair should be done only by
authorized service personnel.
Note: If the power supply cord is damaged, it should be replaced
by qualified personnel or in Latin America by an authorized service
How to Use
This appliance is intended for household use only.
• Remove all labels, tags and stickers attached to the body, cord or soleplate
of the iron.
• Remove and save literature.
1. With iron on a flat surface with soleplate down or tilted at a 45-degree angle,
open the water-fill cover.
2. Using a clean measuring cup, pour water into opening until water reaches
the MAX level mark on the side of the water tank. Do not overfill.
Note: This iron can be filled with ordinary tap water; if your water is hard or
soft, you may want to use distilled water. Do not use water processed through
a home softening system.
3. Close the water-fill cover securely.
4. Stand the iron on the heel rest.
Tip: To refill iron at any time during ironing session, unplug iron and follow
above procedure.
1. Plug in the iron into a polarized, 120V AC electrical outlet. Power indicator
light illuminates and you hear a beep for about 1 second.
2. Press
to select your desired fabric setting, scroll up or down to select
fabric. The selected fabric setting light blinks and iron starts heating. Once
iron reaches the temperature, the light stays on and the power indicator
light shuts off.
Note: For optimum performance allow the iron to stand on the heel rest about
two minutes before beginning to iron.
1. Read fabric labels to help determine fabric type to be ironed.
Tip: If unsure of fabric's fiber content, test a small area (on the inside seam or
hem) before proceeding to iron the entire garment or cloth.
When ironing a garment with mixed fabrics, select the fabric setting for the
most delicate fabric. For example, when ironing a shirt that is 65% cotton and
35% polyester, use for polyester.
2. Press
to select your desired fabric setting scroll up or down for fabric
3. Whenever temperature setting is changed to a higher or lower temperature,
allow the iron to stand a minute or so to allow the iron to heat up or
cool down. Test garment by pressing a small hidden area to make sure
temperature of iron is correct.
Important: Always stand the iron on its heel rest when powered on but not
in use.
Ironing without steam (dry ironing) can be performed at any setting.
1. It is not necessary to empty the water tank; simply move the variable steam
selector to
2. To select desired setting refer to directions under SUGGESTIONS
3. When finished ironing, scroll down to the lowest setting.
4. Stand the iron on its heel rest and allow it to cool off.
Important: Always stand the iron on its heel rest when powered on but not
in use.
This iron allows for using the Surge of Steam at settings 3 (Cotton Blend /
Wool) and 4 (Cotton / Linen). Push the steam selector to select the amount
of steam desired; this will help remove set in creases and wrinkles. Make
sure there is water in the tank.
Use for ironing in the vertical and horizontal position.
Press the surge steam button to generate a burst of steam. For best
performance, leave an interval several seconds between bursts.
Note: Only use this function at setting 4 (Cotton/Linen). Only use during the
setting 4 indicator light stays on, not blinking time.
1. Press the spray button
to generate a spray of water. The water spray
can be used with dry or steam ironing as desired.
Tip: Use to dampen tough wrinkles and creases at any setting. Do not spray
1. The iron will automatically switch to standby mode after 30 seconds of
inactivity if left on its soleplate or in its side. If left vertically on its heel
rest, it will turn off after 8 minutes.
2. You will hear 6 short beeps when auto shut off lights are blinking.

Care and Cleaning

This product contains no user serviceable parts. Refer service to qualified
service personnel.
1. Mare sure iron is unplugged and has cooled completely.
2. Wipe the soleplate and outer surfaces with a soft cloth dampened with
water. Add household detergent. Never use abrasives, heavy-duty cleaners,
vinegar or scouring pads that may scratch or discolor the iron.
3. After cleaning, steam iron over an old cloth to remove any residue from the
steam vents.
To keep the steam vents free of any buildup, follow these instructions about
once a month.
1. Fill the water tank well below MAX line. Plug in the iron.
2. Select fabric setting 3 on the fabric selector and stand iron on its heel rest.
3. Wait 2 minutes for the iron to heat fully, them unplug the iron.
4. Hold iron over a sink with the soleplate facing down.
5. Press the Auto Clean® button.
Important: Be careful, as after several seconds, hot water and steam will
come out of the steam vents.
6. Continue to hold Auto Clean® button until all the water has emptied.
If necessary, move iron side-to-side and front-to-back.
7. When finished, release button, stand the iron on its heel rest and unplug
it in. Heat for about 2 minutes to dry out any remaining water.
1. Unplug the iron and allow it to cool.
2. Check that the fabric-select is set to the minimum setting and that the
variable Steam Selector is set to dry .
3. Store vertically on its heel to prevent water leaking from the soleplate.
If you need parts or accessories, please call
For service, repair or any questions regarding
What does your warranty not cover?
your appliance, call the appropriate 800 number
on cover of this book. Please DO NOT return the
Damage from commercial use
product to the place of purchase. Also, please DO
Damage from misuse, abuse or neglect
NOT mail product back to manufacturer, nor bring
Products that have been modified in any way
it to a service center. You may also want to consult
Products used or serviced outside the country
the website listed on the cover of this manual.
of purchase
Glass parts and other accessory items that
(Applies only in the United States and Canada)
are packed with the unit
What does it cover?
Shipping and handling costs associated with
Any defect in material or workmanship
the replacement of the unit
provided; however, Applica's liability will not
Consequential or incidental damages (Please
exceed the purchase price of product.
note, however, that some states do not allow
For how long?
the exclusion or limitation of consequential
• Two years from the date of original purchase
or incidental damages, so this limitation may
with proof of such purchase.
not apply to you.)
What will we do to help you?
How does state law relate to this warranty?
Provide you with a reasonably similar
This warranty gives you specific legal rights.
replacement product that is either new or
You may also have other rights that vary from
factory refurbished.
state to state or province to province.
How do you get service?
Save your receipt as proof of date of sale.
Visit the online service website at www., or call toll-free
1-800-231-9786, for general warranty
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Towson, Maryland, USA
Made and Printed in People's Republic of China
© 2011 Applica Consumer Products, Inc.
Printed on recycled paper.



Summary of Contents for Black & Decker IR1370C

  • Page 1: Professional Iron

    4. Stand the iron on the heel rest. 6. Continue to hold Auto Clean® button until all the water has emptied. MODELS ❍ IR1370C ❍ IR1375SC Tip: To refill iron at any time during ironing session, unplug iron and follow If necessary, move iron side-to-side and front-to-back.
  • Page 2 à l’eau. Ajouter un détergent domestique. Ne jamais utiliser angle de 45 degrés, et ouvrir le couvercle du réservoir. MODÈLES ❍ IR1370C ❍ IR1375SC d’abrasifs, de produits nettoyants forts, de vinaigre ou de tampons à 2. À l’aide d’une tasse à mesurer propre, verser de l’eau dans l’orifice de récurer car ils pourraient égratigner ou décolorer le fer.

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