Siemens SL25TYPES manual

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  • Brand: Siemens
  • Product: Generator
  • Model/name: SL25TYPES
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Table of Contents

Page: 9
Thank you for buying the SL25 steam station, the new
steam-ironing system from Siemens.
Carefully read through the operating instructions for the
appliance and safeguard them for future reference.
These instructions for use contain valuable information about
the unique features of this system and some hints to make
ironing easier for you.
This powerful system produces non-stop steam for an ideal
ironing performance. It has a large detachable water tank that
can be refilled at any time without switching off the system.
We hope that you enjoy ironing with this steam station.
Open out the first page of the booklet, this will help you to
understand how the appliance works.
This appliance complies with international safety standards.
This appliance has been designed exclusively for domestic
use and must not be used for industrial purposes.
This appliance must only be used only for the purposes for
which it was designed, i.e. as an iron. Any other use will
be considered improper and consequently dangerous. The
manufacturer will not be held responsible for any damage
arising from misuse or improper use.
General safety instructions
• This appliance is to be connected and used in accordance
with the information stated on its characteristics plate.
• This appliance must be connected to an earthed socket. If
it is absolutely necessary to use an extension cable, make
sure that it is suitable for 16A and has a socket with an
earth connection.
• The iron should not be used if it has been dropped, if there
are visible signs of damage or if it is leaking water. It must
be checked by an authorized Technical Service Centre
before it can be used again.
• If the safety fuse fitted in the appliance blows, the appliance
will be rendered inoperative. To restore normal operation
the appliance will have to be taken to an authorised
Technical Service Centre.
• In order to avoid that, under unfavourable mains conditions,
phenomena like transient voltage drops or lighting
fluctuations can happen, it is recommended that the iron
is connected to a power supply system with a maximum
impedance of 0.27Ω. If necessary, the user can ask the
public power supply company for the system impedance at
the interface point.
• This appliance is not intended to be used by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capacities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning the 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.
• Remove the plug from the socket before filling the
appliance with water or before pouring out the remaining
water after use.
• The appliance must never be placed directly under the tap
to fill the water tank.
• The appliance must be used and placed on a stable
• When placed on its stand, make sure that the surface on
which the stand is placed is stable.
• The iron must not be left unattended while it is connected
to the supply mains.
• Unplug the appliance from the mains supply after each
use, or if a fault is suspected.
• The electrical plug must not be removed from the socket
by pulling the cable.
• Never immerse the iron or steam tank in water or any other
• Do not leave the appliance exposed to weather conditions
(rain, sun, frost, etc.).
• With the aim of avoiding dangerous situations, any work
or repair that the appliance may need, e.g. replacing a
faulty mains cable, must only be carried out by qualified
personnel from an Authorised Technical Service Centre.
Important :
• This appliance reaches high temperatures and produces
steam during use, this could cause scalds or burns in case
of improper use.
• The steam hose, base station and in particular the iron can
get hot when used.
• Never aim the steam at people or animals.
• Do not allow the power cable to come into contact with the
soleplate when it is hot.
• Be aware that the system can keep on steaming a short
additional time after releasing the steam trigger. This is a
normal function.
1. Removable water tank
2. Removable iron pad
3. “Water empty” / “Clean warning” pilot light
4. Variable steam control*
5. Steam hose
6. Illuminated main power 0/I button
7. “Steam ready” / “Auto shut-off” pilot light
8. Housing with internal steam generator
9. Mains plug
10. Temperature dial
11. Iron´s steam release button
12. Iron pilot light
13. Soleplate
14. Cord clip*
* Model dependent
Preparations (A)
1. Remove any label or protective covering from the
2. Place the appliance horizontally on a solid, stable surface.
You may remove the iron pad from the appliance and place
the iron on it on another solid, stable, horizontal surface.
3. Remove the detachable water tank (1) and fill it, making
sure not to pass the level mark.
4. Fit the water tank back onto the steam tank.
5. Unwind the mains cable fully and plug it into an earthed
6. Set the main power (6) button to the “I” position.
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7. The “Steam ready” indicator lamp (7) will light up after
several minutes, indicating that the appliance is ready to
The steam generator will take more time to reach “Steam
ready” state only upon the initial heating up, or after
performing the de-scaling operation (Calc’n clean).
When water is already present in the steam generator
during regular use, heat up time to reach the operating
temperature will be faster.
8. This appliance has a built-in water level sensor. The “refill
water tank” indicator (3) will light when the water tank is
• Normal tap water can be used.
To prolong the optimum steam function, mix tap water with
distilled water 1:1. If the tap water in your district is very
hard, mix tap water with distilled water 1:2.
You can inquire about the water hardness with your local
water supplier.
• The water tank can be filled at any time while using the
• To avoid damage and/or contamination of the water
tank and the boiler, do not put perfume, vinegar, starch,
descaling agents, additives or any other type of chemical
product into the water tank.
Any damage caused by the use of the aforementioned
products, will make the guarantee void.
• The iron is not designed to rest on its heal. Please always
position it horizontally on the iron pad (2).
• The iron pad can be placed into the specially designed
recess on the appliance or somewhere suitable alongside
the ironing area.
Never rest the iron on the appliance without the iron
• During it first use the iron may produce certain vapours
and odours, along with white particles on the soleplate,
this is normal and it will stop after a few minutes
• While the steam release button is pressed, the water tank
may produce a pumping sound, this is normal, indicating
that water is being pumped to the steam tank.
Setting the temperature
1. Check the ironing instruction label on the garment to
determine the correct ironing temperature.
2. Select the temperature (10)
“•” Synthetics
“••” Silk – Wool
“•••” Cotton – Linen
3. The indicator lamp (12) will remain lit while the iron is
heating and go out as soon as the iron has reached the
selected temperature.
• Sort your garments out based on their cleaning symbol
labels, always starting with clothes that have to be ironed
at the lowest temperatures.
• If you are not sure what the garment is made of then begin
ironing at a low temperature and decide on the correct
temperature by ironing a small section not usually seen
when worn
Ironing with steam (B)
1. Turn the temperature selector (10) to the required setting.
2. Set the amount of steam to suit your needs, using the
variable steam control (4) (depending on the model).
For normal use, please choose one of the following
recommended settings:
Temperature Steam setting
• 1
•• 5
••• 10
3. Press the steam release button to release steam.
1. When ironing on a lower temperature setting “•”.
• If the appliance has variable steam control (4), set the
variable steam control to its lowest position (“1”).
• If the appliance does not have variable steam control,
press the steam release button only for a few seconds at a
time when ironing at lower temperatures.
In both cases, if you find that water is dripping out of the
soleplate, set the temperature selector (10) to a higher
position (take care that the garment can be ironed on this
heat temperature setting).
2. At the beginning of each use, it is possible that drops of
water will be dispensed alongside steam. Therefore, it is
advisable to try the iron on the ironing board or a piece of
cloth to start with.
Ironing without steam
1. Begin ironing but without pressing the steam release
button (11).
Vertical steam (C)
1. Set the temperature control to the “•••” or “max” position.
2. You can steam iron curtains and hanging garments
(jackets, suits, coats...) by placing the iron in a vertical
position and pressing the steam release button (11).
Never direct the steam jet at garments that are being worn.
Never aim the steam at people or animals.
Intelligent steam
(depending on model)
This system has intelligent steam control, which, after
releasing the steam release button (11), provides a small
amount of additional steam.
The additional steam can always be stopped by briefly
pressing the steam release button once again.
Auto shut-off
(depending on the model)
If during ironing the steam release button (11) on the handle of
the iron is not pressed for a certain length of time (8 minutes),
the steam station will automatically switch off.
The “Auto shut-off” pilot lamp (7) will flash when auto shut-off
has been activated.
To switch the steam station back on, press the steam release
button again, and wait until the “Auto shut-off” pilot lamp
remains lit continuously.
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Cleaning & Maintenance
Always unplug the appliance from the mains supply
before carrying out any cleaning or maintenance
operation on it.
1. After ironing, pull out the plug and allow the appliance to
cool down before cleaning.
2. Wipe the housing, handle and iron body with a damp
3. If the soleplate is soiled with dirt or scale, clean it with a
damp cloth.
4. Never use abrasive products or solvents.
Storing the appliance (D)
1. Always allow the appliance to cool down before storing it.
2. Set the main power to the “0” position and disconnect the
mains cable.
3. Place the iron on the iron pad, standing on the soleplate.
4. Empty the water tank and store the mains cable on the
cord rewind facility. Tidy the steam hose on the handle of
the iron using the cord clip provided (14*). Do not wrap the
cords too tight.
* Depending on the model.
Fabric protection soleplate
cover (E)
(depending on the model)
The fabric-protection soleplate cover is used for steam-
ironing delicate garments at maximum temperature without
damaging them. Use of the soleplate cover also does away
with the need for a cloth to prevent shine on dark materials.
It is advisable to first iron a small section on the inside of the
garment to see if it is suitable.
To attach the soleplate cover to the iron, place the tip of the
iron into the end of the soleplate cover and pull the elastic
strap over the lower rear of the iron until it fits tightly. To
release the soleplate cover, pull the elastic strap and remove
the iron.
The fabric-protection soleplate cover may be purchased from
the customer service or specialist shops:
Accessory code
Name of accessory
(Specialist outlets)
464847 TZ25100
464848* TZ25200*
571510** TZ20450**
* Cork handle iron
** Only for model TS25430
“Calc‘n clean” (F)
Cleaning the Boiler
To extend the life of your steam generator and to avoid any
build up of scale, it is essential that you rinse out the boiler
after several hours of use (approximately after 50 hours). If
the water is hard, increase the frequency.
Do not use descaling agents for rinsing out the boiler, as they
could damage it.
1. Check that the appliance is cold and unplugged for more
than 2 hours, and that the removable water tank (1) is
2. Place your appliance on the edge of your kitchen sink.
3. Remove the plastic cover located on the bottom of the
appliance by turning it to the position.
4. Unscrew the boiler drainage plug located on the bottom of
the appliance using a coin.
5. Holding your steam generator in upside down position,
and using a jug, fill the boiler (in the base unit) with 1/4 litre
of water
6. Shake the base unit for a few moments and then empty it
completely over a sink or bucket. To obtain the best result,
we recommend that this operation is done twice
Important: before re-closing, make sure no water remains
in the boiler.
7. Replace and tighten up the boiler drainage plug with a
8. Insert and close the plastic cover by turning it to the
Automatic clean warning
(depending on model)
Pilot light (3) will flash indicating that boiler must be rinsed. To
do this, follow the procedure described in the section above.
To reset “Calc‘n clean” pilot light and counter, switch the
station off twice, keeping it off during at least 30 seconds
each time
Rinsing the iron steam chamber (G)
This procedure helps to remove scale particles out of the
steam chamber.
Carry it out approximately every 2 weeks, if the water in your
area is very hard.
a) Ensure that the iron is cooled down.
b) Set the temperature selector (10) of the iron to the “min”
c) Fill the tank with tap water.
d) Plug in the mains cable and set the main power switch (6)
to the “I” position.
e) Wait until the “steam ready” indicator lamp (7) lights up.
f) If the steam station has steam regulator (4), set it to the
maximum position (“10”).
g) Hold the iron over the sink or a container to collect the
h) Press the steam release button (11) and gently shake
the iron. Boiling water and steam will come out, carrying
scale and or deposits that might be there. This could take
approximately 5 minutes.
i) Set the temperature selector (10) of the iron to the “max”
position, without pressing the steam release button (11).
The water in the steam chamber will start evaporating.
Wait until all the water inside the chamber has been
j) To clean the soleplate, immediately rub off any residue by
running the hot iron over dry cotton cloth.
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Trouble shooting
Problem Possible causes Solution
The steam generator
does not come on.
• There is a connection problem.
• The main power button is not switched
• Check the mains cable, the plug and the socket.
• Set the main power (6) button to the “I” position.
The iron does not
heat up.
• The main power button is not switched
• The temperature control knob is set to
the “min” position.
• Set the main power (6) button to the “I” position.
• Set the temperature control knob (10) to the desired
The iron begins to
smoke when switched
• During first use: Certain components
on the appliance have been lightly
greased at the factory and may
produce a little smoke when initially
• During later use: the soleplate may be
• This is completely normal and will stop after a short
• Clean the soleplate according to the cleaning
instructions in this manual.
Water flows through
the holes on the sole
• The steam function is being used
before it has reached temperature.
• The water is condensing inside the
pipes because steam is being used for
the first time or has not been used for a
long time.
• Reduce the steam flow when ironing at low
temperatures (Variable steam control (4)).
• Point the iron away from the ironing area and
press the steam release button (11) until steam is
Dirt comes out
through the sole plate.
• There is a build-up of scale or minerals
in the steam tank.
• Chemical products or additives have
been used.
• Use tap water mixed 50% with distilled or
demineralised water. If the tap water in your district is
very hard, mix tap water with distilled water 1:2.
• Clean the sole plate with a damp cloth.
• Never add products to the boiler water.
The iron does not
produce any steam.
• The boiler is not switched on or the
water tank is empty.
• The water tank is not fitted onto the
housing correctly.
• The steam regulator is set to the
minimum position.
• Set the main power (6) button to the “I” position
and/or fill the water tank.
• Fit the water tank back onto the housing correctly
(you will hear a click).
• Increase the steam flow by turning the steam control
The ironed garment
turns dark and/or
sticks to the soleplate.
• The selected temperature is too high
and has damaged the garment.
• Select a suitable temperature for the material being
and clean the sole plate with a damp cloth.
The soleplate turns
• This is a regular consequence of
• Clean the soleplate regularly with a damp cloth.
The iron does not stop
steaming after placing it
on the pad.
• “Intelligent steam” function activated. • Just press the trigger once again and the iron will
stop steaming at once.
The appliance makes
a pumping sound.
• Water is being pumped into the steam
• The sound will not stop.
• This is normal.
• If the sound will not stop, do not use the steam
generator and contact an authorised technical
service centre.
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Problem Possible causes Solution
Loss of pressure
during ironing.
Steam release button activated during a
long period of time.
Use the steam release button (11) with intervals. This
improves the ironing result as the textiles will be dried
and stay smooth better.
Water leakage from
the boiler
Drainage plug located at the bottom of the
appliance is loose.
Tighten up boiler drainage plug with a coin
If the above does not solve the problem, get in touch with authorized technical service.
Advice on disposal
Our goods come in optimised packaging. This basically
consists in using non-contaminating materials which should
be handed over to the local waste disposal service as
secondary raw materials. Your local town council can give you
information about how to dispose of obsolete appliances.
This appliance is labelled in accordance with
European Directive 2002/96/EG concerning
used electrical and electronic appliances
(waste electrical and electronic equipment -
The guideline determines the framework for
the return and recycling of used appliances
as applicable throughout the EU.
You can download this manual from the local homepages of Siemens.

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