Self-Cleaning; Storing Your Iron; Care And Cleaning - Black & Decker SteamAdvantage AS185 Use And Care Book Manual

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AS185Pub1000001995
2/22/05
10:39 AM
MULTI-POSITION AUTO OFF
If your iron is equipped with auto shutoff:
• Once it reaches appropriate temperature, It will turn off
after 8 minutes of inactivity if left vertically or 30 seconds
if left horizontally (F).
30 seconds
• The auto shutoff light starts blinking to let you know that
8 minutes
the iron has stopped heating.
F
• As soon as you pickup the iron, it starts heating again.
SURGE OF STEAM
• Horizontal
1. With the water tank filled to the MAX mark, turn the fabric-select dial
to at least setting 4 and wait for the temperature-ready light to go off.
2. To remove tough wrinkles, pump the
for a concentrated blast of steam.
• Vertical
1. Hang the garment to be steamed on a clothes hanger. (Curtains or drapes
can be steamed once they are hung.)
2. Move the steam selector to
3. Hold the iron close to, but not touching, the fabric.
4. Pull the fabric tight in your free hand and pump the
button as you move the iron over the fabric (G).
SPRAY
You can use spray at any setting. Check that the water tank is
filled with water. Press the
the button a few times.
EMPTYING WATER TANK AFTER IRONING
G
1. Turn the fabric-select dial to "Min." Unplug the iron and
let it cool.
2. Open the water-fill cover.
3. Empty the water by holding the iron over a sink with the
tip pointing down. Water will empty out of water-fill
opening (H).
H

Care and Cleaning

This product contains no user serviceable parts. Refer service to qualified service
personnel.
CLEANING OUTSIDE SURFACES
1. Make sure iron is unplugged and has cooled completely. Wipe the soleplate
and outer surfaces with a soft cloth dampened with water and a mild
household detergent. Never use abrasives, heavy-duty cleansers, vinegar
or scouring pads that may scratch or discolor the iron.
2. After cleaning, steam iron over an old cloth to remove any residue from the
steam vents.
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button at 5-second intervals
.
button. If spray is weak, pump
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SELF-CLEANING

To keep the steam vents free of any buildup, about once a month follow these
instructions.
1. Fill the water tank well below the MAX line.
2. Plug in the iron.
3. Turn the fabric-select dial to 6 and stand the iron on its heel rest. Allow it to
heat until the auto shutoff indicator light goes out and comes on again.
4. Turn fabric-select dial to "Min", unplug the iron and hold over a sink with the
soleplate facing down.
5. Move the selector to
steam will come out of the steam vents ( J). Continue to
hold the selector in the
has emptied. If necessary, rock iron side to side and
front to back.
6. When finished, release the selector, stand the iron on its
J
heel rest and plug it in. Heat for about 2 minutes to dry
out any remaining water.

STORING YOUR IRON

1. Unplug the iron and allow it to cool.
2. Check that the selector is set to
3. Store vertically on its heel rest to prevent water leaking from the soleplate.
. Be careful, as hot water and
position until all the water
.
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