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Chemical-free Clean with
the Power of Steam!
(model # SC10)






The Conair® Steam Cleaner (model # SC10) emits continuous steam with no manual pumping, and, using regular tap water, sanitizes kitchens and children's toys, de-greases stoves and ovens without chemicals.


GETTING TO KNOW YOUR STEAM CLEANER*


Before Use

Operating the Steam Cleaner

Connecting Attachments

How to Fill Water Tank

Where to Use the Steam Cleaner

Hints

Where NOT to Use the Steam Cleaner

How to Sanitize

Maintenance

Decalcification

Troubleshooting the Steam Cleaner


*Due to continuing improvements to our products, pictures may differ slightly from actual product.




BEFORE USE

1. Unwind and straighten the power cord.


OPERATING THE STEAM CLEANER

1. Fill water tank with tap water, distilled or spring water as described below.

2. Attach appropriate attachment to attachment post.

3. Plug cord into a grounded outlet. Do not use a three-plug to two-plug converter.

4. Red power indicator will light.

5. When ready, green steam ready indicator will light.

6. Press steam trigger. Steam will come out.


CONNECTING ATTACHMENTS

To connect any attachment to the unit:

1. The SC10 has an attachment post with a bayonet-style connector.

2. All of the attachments have a bayonet receiver.

3. Slide the bayonet receiver onto the post lining up the bayonet and the bayonet receiver.

4. Slide until it is flush with the nozzle housing.Turn attachment clockwise until it is lined up with the nozzle housing.


HOW TO FILL WATER TANK

1. When filling water tank, use normal tap water. If your tap water is very hard, use of distilled or spring water is recommended.

2. Open fill door.

3. Fill until water is seen in window at MAX indicator.

4. Close fill door.

Caution: Never add anything except water or you will cause damage to the heating element. Use water only. Using any other liquid is dangerous, except for decalcification.


WHERE TO USE THE STEAM CLEANER

Important: Before removing or connecting an attachment, make sure that the appliance has cooled and has been unplugged.

Concentrator nozzle — Great for bathroom, kitchen and cars, especially small crevices such as shower stall grout, toilet seats, kitchen tiles and sinks, tires and more.

Brass bristle brush — Perfect for use on larger surfaces that need abrasive action for a thorough steam cleaning. Use on greasy BBQ grating, stovetops and any other hard-to-clean items!

Nylon bristle brush — Ideal for those tight spaces that need a little steam scrubbing such as conventional ovens, shower stall track and other hard-to-get areas.

Squeegee — Use on smooth glass, plexiglass, mirror or countertop surfaces.

Extension hose — Helps clean hard-to-reach areas. Use with any attachment to extend your reach.

Scraper — Helps remove layers of built-up debris, dirt or grease.

Cloth Covers — Use on hard surfaces to delicately clean. Stretch cover over squeegee attachment to use.


HINTS

1. Thermal shock can shatter glass surface. Before steam cleaning these surfaces, carefully warm the surface by directing steam on surface from a distance of no less than 2 feet.

2. When using the squeegee, apply steam liberally. Keep a towel handy and wipe away any excess water that accumulates at the bottom of the window. Take care to dry wiper blade after each use. It might also be necessary, when finished, to wipe the bottom area where liquid may have accumulated.

3. The force and heat of the steam may adversely affect certain materials. Always check the suitability of using the steam cleaner on a surface by carrying out a preliminary test on a hidden area.


WHERE NOT TO USE THE STEAM CLEANER

Examples:

Varnished wood or glossy leather can be bleached by effect of steam.

Shiny plastic materials risk being dulled.

Acrylics, velvets and linens are very sensitive to the temperature of the steam.


HOW TO SANITIZE

To sanitize an area treat surfaces with steam for 20 seconds holding the steam outlet less than 2 inches away from the surface.

Note: High temperature steam is an effective cleaning technique in your home. However, the steam may not reach all of the dirt in a specific area. Some dirt may still remain after a surface has been treated, but it will have been greatly reduced.


MAINTENANCE

1. Unplug the appliance.

2. Use a dampened cloth or non-scratching cleaner to remove any deposits on the cabinet.


DECALCIFICATION

If the appliance begins to produce steam more slowly than usual, or if the steamer stops producing steam and then starts again, you may need to decalcify your steamer.

Decalcification refers to removing the calcium deposits which form over time on the metal parts of the unit. For best performance from the steam cleaner, decalcify the unit from time to time. The frequency depends upon the hardness of your tap water and how often you use the steam cleaner.

To decalcify use a solution of 1/3 white vinegar and 2/3 water in the water container. Plug the unit into electrical outlet. Run until half the amount has steamed. Unplug from electrical outlet, and allow to sit for 30 minutes.

Remove excess water from the reservoir by lifting the unit, inverting, and pouring the unit over sink, and allowing water to drain from internal reservoir. Repeat the above procedure as many times as necessary until a normal steam rate returns, usually 2 to 3 times. With each repeated cycle, use a fresh solution of vinegar and water. Run one cycle of fresh, cold water through the unit at the completion of decalcification, before using the unit again to steam garments.




TROUBLESHOOTING THE STEAM CLEANER

PROBLEM — No steam
CAUSE — Unit not turned on
SOLUTION — Plug into electrical outlet

PROBLEM — Unit fails to heat
CAUSE — Unit not plugged in
SOLUTION — Plug into electrical outlet

PROBLEM — No steam
CAUSE — Water level is low
SOLUTION — Unplug and refill water tank

PROBLEM — Poor steam performance
CAUSE — Sediment in container
SOLUTION — Decalcify water tank



When using extension hose:

PROBLEM — Water drips from nozzle
CAUSE — Condensation in hose
SOLUTION — Hold the hose vertically and allow water to drain back into unit

Note: Minerals in water will vary in different areas. To insure continued operation of the steamer, never store without cleaning and removing excess water from the water tank.



 
 
 
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