Siemens Slider SL20 TS203100X manual

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  • Brand: Siemens
  • Product: Generator
  • Model/name: Slider SL20 TS203100X
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Table of Contents

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149 ‫العربية‬
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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 reference.
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 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
This appliance has been designed exclusively for
domestic use and must not be used for industrial
This appliance must 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
•	The iron must not be left unattended while it is connected to the
supply mains.
•	Remove the plug from the socket before filling the appliance with
water or before pouring out the remaining water after use.
•	The appliance must be used and placed on a stable surface.
•	When placed on its stand, make sure that the surface on which the
stand is placed is stable.
•	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
•	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.
•	This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and
above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a
safe way and understand the hazards 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.
•	This appliance is designed only for household use up to 2000m
above sea level.

CAUTION. Hot surface.
Surface is liable to get hot during use.
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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” / “Auto shut-off” * pilot light
10.	“on / off” pilot light *
11.	 Variable steam control *
12.	“Refill water tank” / “Clean warning” * pilot light
13.	Illuminated main power button (0/I)
14.	Housing with internal generator
15.	Temperature control knob
16.	Steam release button
17.	Steam release button “XTRM” *
18.	Iron pilot light
19.	Soleplate
20.	Fabric-protection soleplate cover*
	 * Model dependent
A Preparations
Remove any label or protective covering from
the soleplate.
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.
Fill the water tank, making sure not to pass the
level mark.
Unwind the mains cable (6) fully and plug it into
an earthed socket.
5.	Set the main power button (13) to the “I” position.
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 clean).
	 When water is already present in the steam
generator during regular use, heat up time to
reach the operating temperature will be faster.
This appliance has a built-in water level sensor.
The “refill water tank” indicator (12*) will light
when the water tank is empty.
•	 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
•	 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.
•	 The appliance must never be placed directly
under the tap to fill the water tank.
•	 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 in water or any other
•	 Do not leave the appliance exposed to weather
conditions (rain, sun, frost, etc.)
▪ This appliance reaches high temperatures and
produces steam during use, this could cause
scalds or burns if not used properly.
▪ The steam hose, base station, metal plate at
the bottom of the removable iron pad (2) and in
particular the iron can get hot when used. This
is normal.
▪ 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.
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	 or (model dependent):
	 If the “steam ready” lamp (9) lights and steam
is not released when pressing the steam
release button (16-17*), refill the water tank.
•	 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
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.
•	 Do not use condensation water from tumble
dryers, air conditioning systems or similar. This
appliance has been designed to use normal tap
•	 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 tank.
Setting the
1.	Check the ironing instruction label on the garment
to determine the correct ironing temperature.
Turn the temperature selector (15) to the
required setting:
• Synthetics
•• Silk – Wool
••• Cotton – Linen
The indicator lamp (18) 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
B Ironing with steam
Turn the temperature selector (15) to the
required setting.
Set the amount of steam to suit your needs,
using the variable steam control (11*)
(depending on the model).
	 For normal use, please choose one of the
following recommended settings:
Temperature Steam setting
Press the steam release button to release
When ironing on a lower temperature setting “•”.
•	 If the appliance has variable steam control
(11*), set the variable steam control to its
lowest position .
•	 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
In both cases, if you find that water is dripping out
of the soleplate, set the temperature selector (15)
to a higher position (take care that the garment
can be ironed on this heat temperature setting).
Tip : for better ironing results, iron the last
strokes without steam to dry the garment.
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function pulseSteam
(Model dependent)
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.
Set the temperature selector (15) on “• • •”
2.	Press the steam release button (16) on the bottom
of the handle two times shortly (double-click)
	 or (model dependent)
	 Shortly press the steam release button (17*) on
the top of the handle.
Remark :
–	It is possible to stop the shots of steam by
pressing the steam button shortly again.
–	Some water drops may appear when you use
the “pulseSteam” or the function for the first
time. The water drops will disappear after you
have used the function for some time.
“intelligentSteam” function
(Model dependent)
This system has intelligent steam control, which,
after releasing the steam release button (16),
provides a small amount of additional steam.
The additional steam can always be stopped by
briefly pressing the steam release button once again.
Ironing without steam
Begin ironing but without pressing the steam
release button.
C Vertical steam
Never direct the steam jet at garments that
are being worn.
Never aim the steam at people or animals.
Set the temperature control to the “•••” or “max”
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.
Energy saving “eco”
(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
Auto shut-off
(Model dependent)
If during ironing, the steam release button
(16-17*) on the iron handle is not pressed for a
certain length of time (8 minutes), the steam
station will automatically switch off.
The “auto shut-off” pilot lamp (9) will flash when
auto shut-off has been activated.
To switch the steam station back on, press the
steam release button again.
D Fabric protection
soleplate cover
(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.
The fabric-protection soleplate cover may be
purchased from the customer service or specialist
Accessory code
Name of accessory
(Specialist outlets)
00571510 TZ20450
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F Rinsing the iron steam
Caution! Risk of burns!
This procedure helps to remove scale particles
out of the steam chamber.
This cleaning procedure may be performed
occasionally (approximately once a year), when
after a long period of use with very hard water,
scale particles start to come out of the soleplate.
a)	Ensure that the iron is cooled down.
b)	Set the temperature selector (15) of the iron to
the “min” position.
Fill the tank with tap water.
d)	Plug in the mains cable and set the main
power switch (13) to the “I” position.
e)	Wait until the “steam ready” indicator lamp (9)
lights up.
f)	If the steam station has steam regulator (11*),
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 (16) 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
i)	Set the temperature selector (15) of the iron to
the “max” position, without pressing the steam
release button (16). 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
Cleaning &
Always unplug the appliance from the mains
supply before carrying out any cleaning or
maintenance operation on it.
After ironing, pull out the plug and allow the
appliance to cool down before cleaning.
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.
Never use abrasive products or solvents.
E “calc'nClean”
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.
Check that the appliance is cold and unplugged
for more than 2 hours, and that the water tank
(1) is empty.
Place your appliance on the edge of your
kitchen sink.
Remove the plastic cover located on the
bottom of the appliance by turning it to the
Unscrew the boiler drainage plug using a coin.
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
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.
Replace and tighten up the boiler drainage plug
with a coin.
Insert and close the plastic cover by turning it
to the position.
Automatic clean warning
(depending on model)
Pilot light (12*) 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.
(on → 30s off → on → 30s off → on)
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•	 Try to Iron the fabrics while they are still damp
and reduce the steam setting. Steam will be
generated from the fabrics rather than the iron.
If you tumble dry your fabrics before ironing
them, set the tumble drier on the ‘iron dry’
•	 If the fabrics are damp enough, turn off the
steam regulator completely.
•	 Stand the iron upright during pauses. Resting it
horizontally with the steam regulator on
generates wasted steam.
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
This appliance is labelled in
accordance with European Directive
2012/19/EU –concerning used
electrical and electronic appliances
(waste electrical and electronic
equipment WEEE).
The guideline determines the framework for
the return and recycling of used appliances
as applicable throughout the EU.
G Storing the appliance
Always allow the appliance to cool down before
storing it.
Set the main power to the “0” position and
disconnect the mains cable.
3.	Empty the water tank.
Place the iron on the iron pad, standing on the
5.	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.
Use the carrying handles (4) on the sides when
moving the appliance.
Tips to help you save
Steam production consumes the most energy. To
help minimise the energy used, follow the advice
•	 Start by ironing the fabrics that require the
lowest ironing temperature.
	 Check the recommended ironing temperature
in the label on the garment.
•	 Regulate the steam according to the selected
ironing temperature, following the instructions
in this manual.
•	 Only use steam if necessary. If possible, use
the spray function instead.
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 socket.
•	Set the main power button (13) to the
“I” position.
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 (13) to the
“I” position.
•	Set the temperature control knob (15)
to the desired position.
The iron begins to
smoke when
switched on.
•	During first use: Certain
components on the appliance
have been lightly greased at the
factory and may produce a little
smoke when initially heated.
•	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.
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Problem Possible causes Solution
Water flows through
the holes on the
sole plate.
•	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.
•	The steam generator contains too
much scale.
•	Reduce the steam flow when ironing
at low temperatures (Variable steam
control (11*)).
•	Point the iron away from the ironing
area and press the steam release
button until steam is produced.
•	Clean the boiler as described in
section “calc'nClean” (E).
Dirt comes out
through the sole
•	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 (13) to the
“I” position and/or fill the water tank.
•	Increase the steam flow by turning the
steam control (11*).
The ironed gar­
turns dark and/or
sticks to the
•	The selected temperature is too
high and has damaged the
•	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 appliance
makes a pumping
•	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 ironing.
•	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 them.
Water spots appear
on the garment
during use of the
•	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 “pulseSteam”
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
Water leakage from
the boiler.
•	Drainage plug located at the
bottom of the appliance is loose.
•	Tighten up boiler drainage plug with a
The iron does not
stop steaming after
placing it on the pad.
•	“pulseSteam” 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.

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