Siemens Slider SL 20 manual

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  • Brand: Siemens
  • Product: Generator
  • Model/name: Slider SL 20
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Table of Contents

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Thank you for buying the slider SL20 steam
station, the new steam-ironing system from
Carefully read through the operating instructions
for the appliance and safeguard them for future
These instructions for use contain valuable information
about the unique features of this system and some
hints to make ironing easier for you.
We hope that you enjoy ironing with this steam
Open out the first page of the booklet, this will help you
to understand how the appliance works.
This appliance complies with international safety
This appliance has been designed exclusively for
domestic use and must not be used for industrial
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 0.27
Ω . 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 fluid.
•	 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.
1.	 Water tank
2	 Removable iron pad
3	 Steam hose storage fixing
4	 Carrying handles
5	 Mains cable storage compartment
6	 Mains cable
7	 Steam hose
8	 “Energy Saving” button *
9	 “Steam ready” pilot light
10	 Variable steam control *
11	 “Refill water tank” pilot light
12	 Illuminated main power button (0/I)
13	 Housing with internal steam generator
14	 Temperature control knob
15	 Steam release button
16	 Steam release button “XTRM steam” *
17	 Iron pilot light
18	 Soleplate
	 * Model dependent
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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.	Fill the water tank, making sure not to pass the level
4.	Unwind the mains cable (6) fully and plug it into an
earthed socket.
5.	Set the main power button (12) to the “I” position.
6.	The “Steam ready” indicator lamp (9) will light up
after several minutes, indicating that the appliance
is ready to use.
	 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
	 When water is already present in the steam
generator during regular use, heat up time to reach
the operating temperature will be faster.
7.	This appliance has a built-in water level sensor. The
“refill water tank” indicator (11) will light when the
water tank is empty.
•	 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 appliance.
•	 To avoid damage and/or contamination of the wat
ter 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 pad!.
•	 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
Setting the temperature
1.	Check the ironing instruction label on the garment to
determine the correct ironing temperature.
2.	Turn the temperature selector (14) to the required
• Synthetics
•• Silk – Wool
••• Cotton – Linen
3.	The indicator lamp (17) 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 (14) to the required
2.	Set the amount of steam to suit your needs, using
the variable steam control (10) (model dependent).
	 For normal use, please choose one of the following
recommended settings:
Temperature Steam setting
3.	Press the steam release button to release steam.
When ironing on a lower temperature setting “•”.
•	 If the appliance has variable steam control (10), set
the variable steam control to its lowest position .
•	 If the appliance does not have variable steam cont
trol, press the steam release button only for a few
seconds at a time when ironing at lower temperat
In both cases, if you find that water is dripping out
of the soleplate, set the temperature selector (14) to
a higher position (take care that the garment can be
ironed on this heat temperature setting).
“Pulse steam” function
This appliance has a special function for tackling
difficult creases.
When the steam release button is activated, the steam
generator will give three powerful shots of steam so
that the steam reaches even deeper into the fabrics.
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1.	Set the temperature selector (14) on “• • •”
2.	Press the steam release button (15) on the bottom
of the handle two times shortly (double-click)
	 or (model dependent)
	 Shortly press the steam release button (16) on the
top of the handle.
Remark : It is possible to stop the shots of steam by
pressing the steam button shortly again.
“XTRM steam” function
(model dependent)
The “XTRM steam” function helps to make a faster
softening of very stubborn garments like Jeans or linen
tablecloth. When activating the “XTRM steam” button
(16) the steam generator produces an extra amount of
steam. The function should be used during intervals of a
few seconds, to be the most effective.
1.	set the temperature selector (14) on “•••”
2.	press the “XTRM steam” button (16).
•	 The steam hose may get hot if you are ironing for
long periods.
•	 Note: Some water drops may appear when you use
the “Pulse steam” or the “XTRM steam” function for
the first time. The water drops will disappear after
you have used the function for some time.
Ironing without steam
1.	Begin ironing but without pressing the steam release
Vertical steam (C)
1.	Set the temperature control to the “•••” or “max”
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
	 Never direct the steam jet at garments that are
being worn.
	 Never aim the steam at people or animals.
Energy saving “eco” button
(model dependent)
If the “Energy saving” button (8) is switched on, the
energy consumption of the appliance will be reduced,
by means of automatic reduction of electricity and
water consumption. A good ironing result can be
obtained for most of the garments.
Use the normal energy setting only for thick and highly
wrinkled fabrics.
Note: If you work with the “Energy saving”
function, the variable steam regulation and
temperature regulation can still be used as
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 cloth.
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
4.	Store the mains cable in the storage compartment
(5) and the steam hose in the storage fixing (3). Do
not wrap the cords too tight.
5.	Use the carrying handles (4) on the sides when
moving the appliance.
Fabric protection soleplate cover (E)
(model dependent)
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.
from the customer service or specialist shops:
Accessory code
Name of accessory
(Specialist outlets)
571510 TZ20450
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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 on.
•	 Check the mains cable, the plug and the
•	 Set the main power button (12) to the “I”
The iron does not
heat up.
•	 The main power button is not
switched on.
•	 The temperature control knob is set
to the “min” position.
•	 Set the main power button (12) to the “I”
•	 Set the temperature control knob (14) to
the desired position.
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 soiled.
•	 This is completely normal and will stop
after a short while.
•	 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
•	 Point the iron away from the ironing area
and press the steam release button until
steam is produced.
“Calc‘n clean” (F)
Cleaning the Boiler
To extend the life of your steam generator and to 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 water tank (1) is
2.	Place your appliance on the edge of your kitchen
3.	Remove the plastic cover located on the bottom of
the appliance by turning it to the position.
4.	Unscrew the boiler drainage plug 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 coin.
8.	Insert and close the plastic cover by turning it to the
Rinsing the iron steam chamber (G)
Caution! Risk of burns!
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 (14) of the iron to the
“min” position.
c)	Fill the tank with tap water.
d)	Plug in the mains cable and set the main power
switch (12) to the “I” position.
e)	Wait until the “steam ready” indicator lamp (9) lights
f)	 If the steam station has steam regulator (10), set it to
the maximum position .
g)	Hold the iron over the sink or a container to collect
the water.
h)	Press the steam release button (15) 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 (14) of the iron to the
“max” position, without pressing the steam release
button (15). The water in the steam chamber will
start evaporating. Wait until all the water inside the
chamber has been evaporated.
j)	 To clean the soleplate, immediately rub off any
residue by running the hot iron over dry cotton
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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.
Problem Possible causes Solution
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 dis­
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 steam regulator is set to the
minimum position.
•	 Set the main power button (12) to the “I”
position and/or fill the water tank.
•	 Increase the steam flow by turning the
steam control (10).
The ironed gar­
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
The appliance makes
a pumping sound.
•	 Water is being pumped into the
steam tank.
•	 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.
Loss of pressure
during ironing.
Steam release button activated during
a long period of time.
Use the steam release button with intervals.
This improves the ironing result as the
textiles will be dried and stay smooth better.
Waterspots appear
on the garment during
May be caused by steam condensed
on the ironing board.
Wipe the textile cover of the ironing board,
and iron the spots without steam to dry
Water spots appear
on the garment during
use of the “XTRM
steam” function
Water spots are caused by steam
condensation in the hose when cooling
down after use.
Water drops stop coming out of the
soleplate after using the “XTRM steam”
function for some time.
The hose gets hot
during use.
This is normal. It is caused by the
steam passing throug the hose during
steam ironing.
Place the hose on the opposite side so that
you can not touch the hose during ironing
Water leakage from
the boiler
Drainage plug located at the bottom of
the appliance is loose.
Tighten up boiler drainage plug with a coin
The iron does not stop
steaming after placing it
on the pad.
“Pulse steam” function activated by
double click.
Just press the trigger once again and the iron
will stop steaming at once.
If the above does not solve the problem, get in touch with authorized technical service.
You can download this manual from the local homepages of Siemens.

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