Tefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide

Tefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide & troubleshooting

Tefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide  & troubleshooting 1

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OVERVIEWTefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide  & troubleshooting 3

USING YOUR APPLIANCE

Tefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide  & troubleshooting 4

Some models are equipped with a lock system to hold the iron onto the base for easy transport and storage.*• Unlock your steam generator.*

  • Completely unwind the power cord and take the water cord out of its storage space.
  • Fill the water tank with tap water up to the max indicator. Put the tank back into the appliance by pushing in until it locks into place.
  • If you have a fixed water tank, open the lid and fill it directly with a jug of water.
  • Plug in your steam generator. Tefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide  & troubleshooting 5
  • Press the «ON-OFF» button on control panel.
    • The «ON-OFF» button light remains flashing while the appliance is warming up.
  • The ECO mode setting can still be selected at this time.
  • When the light stops flashing, the steam generator is ready for use. This can take up to 2 minutes.
  • To release steam, press and hold the steam trigger under the iron handle. The steam will stop when you release the trigger.Tefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide  & troubleshooting 6
  • To release even more steam, press the steam trigger under the handle three times in quick succession for automatic sequential steam.

Filling the water tank

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  • Switch off and unplug the appliance.
  • Remove the removable water tank using the handle located at the front of the steam generator.
  • Fill it with tap water without exceeding the MAX level.
  • Push it back into its housing until you hear a «click».
  • If you have a fixed water tank, open the lid and fill it directly with a jug of water.

TransportationTefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide  & troubleshooting 8

Your steam generator is equipped with a lock system to hold the iron onto the base for easy transport and storage. To transport your steam generator using the handle of the iron:

  • Put the iron on the steam generator base and lift the lock system over the iron until it locks into place and you hear an audible click.
  • Hold the iron by the handle to transport your steam generator.

SettingsTefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide  & troubleshooting 9

 

Changing modes

  • To change the setting use the thermostat that is on the handle of the iron.
  • When you use the ‘synthetic’ or ‘wool’ settings, the temperature will decrease and no steam is required. Thus there is no need to press the steam trigger.
  • When using the ‘cotton’ or ‘linen’ setting the temperature will increase and you can can use the steam trigger.
  • When you press the “ECO” button, temperature and steam decrease.Tefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide  & troubleshooting 10
  • To turn off ‘ECO’ setting, press the ECO button again. The temperature and steam will increase.

Vertical steamingTefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide  & troubleshooting 11

As steam is very hot: never attempt to remove creases from a garment while it is being worn, always hang garments on a coat hanger.

  • Hang the garment on a coat hanger and hold the fabric slightly taut with one hand.
  • Holding the iron in a vertical position tilted slightly forwards, press on the steam trigger (underneath the iron handle) moving the iron from top to bottom.
  • Always use the ‘max’ setting on the thermostat for vertical steaming.

Auto-offTefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide  & troubleshooting 12

  • The steam generator is fitted with an “AUTO-OFF” monitoring system. After approximately 38 minutes of non-use, the «AUTO-OFF» system switches off your steam generator.
  • To start your ironing again, press the «ON-OFF» button and you will hear a beep.

MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE

Emptying the scale collectorTefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide  & troubleshooting 13

  • For long lasting steam performance, empty the scale collector every now and then.
  • Switch off and unplug the appliance.

Appliance must be completely cooled down and unplugged for at least an hour before emptying the scale collector.

  • Fully unlock the collector and pull it out of the base unit.

Do not use your steam generator without reinserting the scale collector.

Descaling your generatorTefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide  & troubleshooting 14

  • The flashing ‘anti calc’ indicator alerts you when descaling is required.
  • Switch off the unit by pressing the «Off» button, then unplug the appliance and allow it to cool completely.
  • Move the unit over a sink and fill the water tank. Detach the removable stand from the base of the appliance. *
  • Set down the stand near the sink and place the iron on top.*
  • Put the water tank back in the base.
  • Plug in the appliance and switch it on by pressing the «On» button.Tefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide  & troubleshooting 15
  • If you do not have the model with the removable stand, then hold your iron above the sink.
  • Press the blinking «Anti calc» button for 3 seconds.
  • The descaling process is performed, during which the iron will emit water and steam for 2 minutes. Beware of the irons heat during the descaling cycle.
  • An audio signal (long beep) sounds at the end of the descaling cycle.
  • Your steam generator will shut down automatically. You must then unplug the steam generator and allow it to cool.
  • Unlock and remove the scale collector in the back of the iron to rinse it.*
  • Next, reposition the collector, as well as the removable stand.*Tefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide  & troubleshooting 16
  • Please make sure to empty the water tank before replacing the removable stand in the back of the iron.

CleaningTefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide  & troubleshooting 17

Appliance must be completely cooled down and unplugged for at least 2 hours before emptying the scale collector.

  • Clean soleplate with a soft damp cloth.

Do not use detergent or descaling products for cleaning the soleplate.

  • Clean the plastic parts of the appliance occasionally with a soft cloth.

Never hold the iron or the base unit under the tap.

StorageTefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide  & troubleshooting 18

  • Switch off and unplug the appliance.
  • Store the steam cord in its side storage place without stretching it too much.
  • Store the flush accessory in its holder underneath the appliance.*
  • Leave the steam generator to cool (around 1h) then empty the water tank before putting it away if you are storing it in a cupboard or a confined space.

If you store your steam generator in a relatively cold place (approximately <10 °C), put it in a warm place before starting your ironing. 

Safety instructions

Important recommendations

  • Please read these instructions carefully before first use. This product has been designed for domestic indoor use only. Any commercial use, inappropriate use or failure to comply with the instructions, the manufacturer accepts no responsibility and the guarantee will not apply.
  • Never unplug the appliance by pulling the power cord. Always unplug your appliance:
    • before filling the water tank.
    • before cleaning the appliance,
    • after each use.
  • The appliance must be used and placed on a flat, stable, heat-resistant surface. When you place the iron on the iron rest, make sure that the surface on which you place it is stable.
  • This appliance is not intended to be used by persons (including children) with reduced or impaired physical, sensory or mental capabilities or persons lacking appropriate knowledge or experience, unless a person responsible for their safety provides either supervision or appropriate instructions concerning use of the appliance prior to its use.
  • Children should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the appliance.
  • This appliance may be used by children aged 8 or over and persons lacking appropriate knowledge or experience or persons with reduced or impaired physical, sensory or mental capabilities provided that they have been thoroughly instructed regarding the use of the appliance, are supervised, and understand the risks involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children without supervision. Keep the iron and its cord out of reach of children less than 8 years of age when it is energized or cooling down.
  • The surfaces of your appliance marked by this symbol can reach very high temperatures when functioning, which may cause burns. Do not touch the hot surfaces of the appliance (accessible metal parts and plastic parts adjacent to the metallic parts) until the appliance has completely cooled.
  • Never leave the appliance unattended when it is connected to the mains. Before storing the appliance, once it is unplugged, please wait until it has cooled down (around 1 hour).
  • Never fill your appliance directly from the tap.
  • The cartridge cap must not be opened during use.
  • The appliance must not be used if it has been dropped, if it has any visible damage, if it leaks, or if it functions abnormally in any way. Do not attempt to dismantle your appliance: have it examined at an Approved Service Centre to avoid any danger.
  • Check the electrical power and water connection cords for signs of wear or damage prior to use. If the electrical power cord or the water connection cord is damaged, it must be replaced by an Approved Service Centre to avoid any danger.
  • All accessories, consumable goods and spare parts must be purchased exclusively from an Authorised Service Centre.
  • For your safety, this device complies with applicable standards and regulations (Low Voltage Directives, Electromagnetic Compatibility, Environment, etc.)
  • Your appliance is an electrical appliance: it must be used under normal conditions of use.
  • It is equipped with a thermal fuse to avoid overheating.
  • Always plug your steam generator:
    • Into an electrical system whose voltage is between 220 and 240 V.
    • Into an earthed electrical outlet.
  • Any connection error may cause irreversible damage and invalidates the guarantee. If you use an extension cord, ensure that it is in good condition, has a plug with an earth connection and is suited to the power rating of the appliance.

Important notice for ≥ 2800W models only :
Under unfavourable conditions, phenomena such as transient voltage drops or lighting fluctuations may occur. Therefore it is recommended to plug the iron into a power supply with a maximum impedance of 0,30 Ω. If necessary, the user can contact the electricity supplier for further information about the system impedance at the interface point.

  • Fully unwind the electrical cord and plug it into an earthed electrical outlet.
  • Do not leave the power or water connection cords close to or in contact with sources of heat or sharp edges.
  • The sole plate of your iron and the iron rest on the base unit can reach extremely high temperatures, and can cause burns: do not touch them. Never touch the electrical power cords with the sole plate of the iron.
  • Always ensure that the base unit is positioned close enough to the ironing surface to avoid straining and premature wear of the water connection cord.
  • Always use a vented/mesh ironing board to prevent water spots on clothes and to avoid hot steam venting sideways. Be careful of hot steam when ironing close to the edges of the board.
  • Your appliance produces steam which may cause burns.
    • Handle the iron carefully, especially when ironing vertically.
    • Never iron a piece of clothing while it is worn by a person, but always when it is on a hanger.
    • Never iron while in a sitting position with one’s legs under the ironing board.
    • Never point the steam at people or animals.
  • Never immerse your appliance in water or any other liquid. Never place it under a running tap.
  • During first use, your appliance may give off smoke, an odour or a discharge of particles, but this is normal, is not harmful and will disappear. If you use the appliance for the first time, if you have replaced the anti calc cartridge or after filling the water tank, press the steam control button continuously for few minutes pointing it away from your linen, in order to prime the  pump and obtain steam.
  • When in use, your electric pump injects water into the iron solepate. It makes a noise but this is normal.
  • Safety Instructions for the Anti-Scale Cartridge and the Collector (Depending on Model):
    • Not for drinking
      • Prior to rinsing the collector (depending on the model), always wait until the appliance is cool and unplugged for over an hour to unscrew the collector. To perform this operation, the product must be near a sink, since some water may flow out when opening it.
    • Keep out of the reach of children
      • Never operate the appliance without the scale collector.
    • Dispose with household refuse
      • Never fill the iron using the collector’s opening.
    • Keep in cool dry
      • Always iron on the same level as the appliance so as to not strain the cord. Do not place the appliance on a lower level or on the floor.

Preparation

What water may be used ?

  • This appliance has been designed to be used with untreated tap water.
  • Types of water not to use: In order to prolong your appliance life, you should not use water from clothes dryers, scented or softened water containing additives, water from refrigerators, batteries, air conditioners, rain water, boiled, filtered or bottled water. Do not use pure distilled nor pure demineralised water. waste, mineral or chemical elements that can cause spitting, brown staining or premature wear of the appliance.
  • Do not fill the water tank from the cartridge compartment.
  • Empty the water tank after every use. Do not store the steam generator with water in the water tank.

Semi-automatic self-cleaning procedure*

  • Never start the self-cleaning procedure when the appliance is on its base.
  • Always place the iron on its cleaning stand, over a sink. Ensure that the scale collector* is installed in the iron and properly locked, prior to starting self-cleaning.
  • Never touch the iron or its cleaning stand during self-cleaning. The cleaning accessory may still be hot; wait at least 15 minutes before handling it.
  • The cleaning stand is only intended for self-cleaning.Tefal Express Essential Iron Steam User Guide  & troubleshooting 19
  • Never use this accessory as an iron holder during normal use.
    *depending on the model

PLEASE RETAIN THIS INSTRUCTION BOOKLET FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Environment protection first !
Your appliance contains valuable materials which can be recovered or recycled.
Leave it at a civic waste disposal centre.

TROUBLESHOOTING

Problem Possible Causes Solutions
Your iron is You have just filled the Press the steam control
producing tank or changed the button continuously for
little or no anti-calc cartridge, or few minutes pointing it
steam. you have just started away from your linen, in
using it. order to prime the pump.
  There is no anti calc Make sure the anticalc
  cartridge in the cartridge is installed
  appliance or it is not and locked in its
  properly installed. compartment.
  Steam cannot be Set the thermostat
  produced at the control in the coloured
  temperature you have selected. zone (••• or MAX).
  The water tank is empty. Fill the tank.
Water runs You are using steam Press on the steam
out of the for the first time or control button away from
holes of the you have not used it your ironing board until
soleplate. for some time. the iron produces steam.
  The setting is not Set the iron at 3 dots (•••
  correct (1 dot / 2 dots) or MAX) and wait for the
  and the soleplate is iron thermostat light to
  not hot enough to go out before activating
  produce steam. the steam button again.
  You are performing It is normal that water
  the Anti calc runs out of the holes
  procedure. of the soleplate during
Anti calc procedure.
Problem Possible Causes Solutions
Water streaks appear on the linen. Your ironing board is saturated with water because it is not suitable for use with an appliance. Check that your ironing board is suitable. We recommend that you use a vented/mesh type ironing board.
Brown streaks come through the holes in the soleplate and stain the linen. You are using chemical descaling agents or additives in the water ironing. Never add this type of product in the water tank (see “for what water may be used”). Contact an Approved Service Centre.
The soleplate is dirty or brown and may stain the linen. You are ironing at too high a temperature. See our recommendations regarding temperature control setting.
The “anti calc” indicator is flashing*. The anti calc cartridge is no longer efficient. Replace the anti scale cartridge with a new one then press the reset button for a minimum of 3 seconds.
The descaling procedure must be performed. See section “Descaling your generator.” In this manual to perform the descaling procedure.
Problem Possible Causes Solutions
The anti calc You have not pressed Press the reset button
indicator the reset button. until the light stops
is still   flashing.
flashing after    
replacing the    
cartridge.    
The anti calc The descaling See section “descaling
indicator procedure has not your generator”.
is still been correctly done.  
flashing after    
performing    
the descaling    
procedure.    

Depending on the model
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