Siemens SLIDERSL22 manual

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  • Brand: Siemens
  • Product: Generator
  • Model/name: SLIDERSL22
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Table of Contents

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Thank you for buying the slider SL22 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.
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.	“calc’nClean Plus” scale collector
5.	Mains cable storage compartment
6.	Mains cable
7.	Steam hose
8.	“Energy Saving” button *
9.	“Steam ready” / “Auto shut-off” pilot light
10.	Setting selector
11.	“Refill water tank” / “Clean warning” pilot light
12.	Illuminated main power button (0/I)
13.	Iron fixation system “secureLock”
14.	Housing with internal steam generator
15.	Steam release button
16.	Steam shot button “pulseSteam” *
17.	Iron lamp
18.	Soleplate
19.	Fabric-protection soleplate cover*
	 * Model dependent
A Preparations
Release the iron from its lock system (13) by
pulling the lever located at the heel of the iron
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.
Set the main power button (12) to the on
position (illuminated in red).
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’nClean).
	 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 (11) 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.
•	 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.
•	 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.
▪ Be aware that the system can keep on
steaming for a short additional time after
releasing the steam trigger. This is a normal
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•	 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
	 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 tank.
“i-Temp” function
(Model dependent)
This steam station has a unique “i-Temp”
function. If this function is selected, an
appropriate combination of temperature and
steam is set, which is suitable for all fabrics that
can be ironed.
The “i-Temp” function prevents clothes from
being damaged due to an unsuitable temperature
being selected.
The “i-Temp” function does not apply to
fabrics that cannot be ironed. Please check the
garment care label for details or try ironing on a
part of the cloth not visible normally.
“antiShine” function
(Model dependent)
This steam station has a unique “antiShine”
function. If this function is selected and the steam
release button (15) is regularly pressed, the risk
of shiny marks on the garment due to the ironing
is reduced.
B Setting the temperature
and steam amount
Check the ironing instruction label on the
garment to determine the correct ironing
Choose one of the following settings :
Temperature Steam setting Suitable for
• Synthetics
•• Silk – Wool
••• Cotton – Linen
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.
The “steam ready” indicator lamp (9) will light
up after several minutes, indicating that steam
is ready to be released.
Press the steam release button (15-16*) to
release steam.
•	 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
•	 At the beginning of each use, it is possible that
drops of water will be dispensed alongside
	 Therefore, it is advisable to try the iron on the
ironing board or a piece of cloth to start with.
This appliance has a special function for tackling
difficult creases.
The “pulseSteam” function helps soften stubborn
garments like jeans or linen faster.
When the steam release button is activated, the
steam generator will release three powerful shots
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of steam so that the steam reaches even deeper
into the fabrics.
Set the setting selector (10) on “• ••”
Briefly press the steam shot button (16*) on the
top of the handle.
	 or (model dependent)
	 Press the steam release button (15) on the
bottom of the handle two times in quick
succession (double-click).
•	 It is possible to stop the shots of steam by
quickly pressing the steam button again.
•	 Some water drops may appear when you use
the “pulseSteam” function for the first time.
	 The water drops will disappear after you have
used the function for some time.
Ironing without steam
Begin ironing but without pressing the steam
release button.
C Vertical steam
This can be used to remove creases from
hanging clothes, curtains etc.
•	 Never direct the steam jet at garments that
are being worn.
•	 Never aim the steam at people or animals.
Set the temperature to the “•••” setting.
Hold the iron in an upright position 15 cm away
from the garment being steamed.
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 (15 or 16*).
“Intelligent steam” function
(Model dependent)
This system has intelligent steam control, which,
after releasing the steam release button (15),
provides a small amount of additional steam.
The additional steam can always be stopped by
briefly pressing the steam release button once
Energy saving
“eco” button
(model dependent)
If the “Energy saving” button (8) is switched on,
you can save up to 25% of the energy and 40%
of the water consumption (*), and still achieve
good results when ironing most of your garments.
It is advisable to use the normal energy setting
only for thick and very wrinkled fabrics.
(*) In comparison to the maximum setting.
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
(15-16*) 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 (19*) 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
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 our customer service or from our
Accessory code
Name of accessory
(online shop)
571510 TZ20450
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Cleaning &
Attention! Risk of burns!
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 cotton cloth.
If the soleplate is soiled with dirt or scale, clean
it with a damp cotton cloth.
4. If the cloth is synthetic, it may melt due to the
high temperature on the soleplate (19). Switch
off the steam and rub off any residue
immediately with a thickly folded, dry cotton
Never use abrasive products or solvents. To
keep the soleplate (19) smooth, you should
avoid hard contact with metal objects. Never
use a scouring pad, or chemicals to clean the
F Storing the appliance
Always allow the appliance to cool down before
storing it.
Set the main power button to the “0” position
(the red light will go off) and disconnect the
mains cable.
Place the iron on the iron pad (2), standing on
the soleplate, and fix it by inserting the tip of
the iron into the front slot and moving the lock
lever (13) against the heel of the iron.
Store the mains cable in the storage
compartment (5) and the steam hose in the
storage fixing (3). Do not wrap the cords too
Use the iron´s handle when moving the
appliance, as shown in figure F.
E calc’nClean Plus
Cleaning the Boiler
To extend the life of your steam generator and to
prevent any build up of scale, it is essential that
you rinse out the filter (4) and the boiler after
several hours of use. If the water is hard,
increase the frequency.
Do not use descaling agents for rinsing out the
boiler, as they could damage it.
Automatic clean warning
Pilot light (11) will flash indicating that boiler must
be rinsed.
Check carefully that the appliance is cold and
unplugged for more than 2 hours, and that the
water tank (1) is empty.
Fix the iron to the stand by inserting the tip of
the iron into the front slot and moving the
fixation lever (13) against the heel of the iron.
Place your appliance over a sink or bucket.
Lean the appliance on the opposite side of the
filter opening.
Unscrew the filter (4) and take it out.
(model dependent)
	 To wash the filter, you may:
a.	Place the filter under the water tap and wash it
up until calc residues are removed. Squeeze
the filter as indicated in the picture E.
Immerse the filter in tap water (250 ml) mixed
with a measure (25 ml) of descaling fluid.
	 The descaling fluid can be obtained from our
After-sales service or from our website.
Accessory code
Name of accessory
(Online shop)
311144 TZ11001
Holding your steam generator in the lateral
position and using a jug, fill the boiler with 1/4
litre of water and replace the filter.
Shake the base unit for a few moments,
unscrew the filter again and empty the boiler
completely over a sink or bucket.
	 For best results, we recommend that this
operation is performed twice.
	 Important: before re-closing, make sure no
water remains in the boiler.
Replace and tighten up the filter.
To reset the “calc’nClean” counter, switch the
steam station off twice, keeping it off for at
least 30 seconds each time.
(on → 30s off → on → 30s off → on)
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Tips to help you
save energy
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.
•	 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.
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
This appliance is labelled in
accordance with European Directive
2002/96/EG 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.
Trouble shooting
Problem Possible causes Solution
Pilot light (11)
•	Boiler and filter must be rinsed. •	Rinse the filter and the boiler
according to the cleaning instructions
in this manual (see section E).
The steam
generator does not
come on.
•	There is a connection problem.
•	The main power button is not
switched on.
•	Check the mains cable (6), the plug
and the socket.
•	Set the main power button (12) to the
“I” position (illuminated in red).
The iron does not
heat up.
•	The main power button is not
switched on.
•	The temperature is set to a low
•	Set the main power button (12) to the
“I” position (illuminated in red).
•	Set the temperature to the desired
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 subsequent 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
•	The steam function is being used
before it has reached the correct
•	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.
•	Point the iron away from the ironing
area and press the steam release
button until steam is produced.
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Problem Possible causes Solution
Dirt comes out
through the
•	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. 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
•	Clean the soleplate with a damp cloth.
•	Never add products to the water.
The iron does not
produce any steam.
•	The boiler is not switched on or
the water tank is empty.
•	The steam regulation is set to the
minimum position.
•	Set the main power button (12) to the
“I” position (illuminated in red), and/or
fill the water tank.
•	Increase the steam flow (see section
The ironed garment
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 ironed and clean the
soleplate with a damp cloth.
The soleplate turns
•	This is a regular consequence of
continued use over a long period
of time.
•	Clean the soleplate 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 has been
activated for too long a period of
time, that is, it has been pressed
too frequently.
•	Use the steam release button at
intervals. This improves the ironing
result as the textiles will be steamed,
dried and ironed properly.
Water spots 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 any water drops to dry
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 through the hose
during steam ironing.
•	Place the hose on the opposite side
so that you cannot touch the hose
during ironing.
Water leakage from
the boiler.
•	Filter (4) located at the side of the
appliance is loose.
Tighten up the filter.
The iron does not
stop steaming after
placing it on the pad
•	“pulseSteam” function has been
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 an authorised technical service.
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