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General description (Fig. 1) Spray nozzle Cap of filling opening Steam control O = no steam l = minimum steam ; = maximum steam 1 = Calc-Clean function Shot-of-steam button 9 Spray button T Automatic shut-off light (GC2560 only) Mains cord Anti-Calc tablet (all types except GC2510) Temperature light Type plate Water tank Temperature dial Important Read these instructions for use carefully before using the appliance and save them for future reference. , Check if the voltage indicated on the type plate corresponds to the local mains voltage before you connect the appliance. , If the appliance is provided with an earthed plug, it must be plugged into an earthed wall socket. , Do not use the appliance if the plug, the cord or the appliance itself shows visible damage, or if the appliance has been dropped or is leaking. , Check the cord regularly for possible damage. , If the mains cord is damaged, it must be replaced by Philips, a service centre authorised by Philips or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard. , Never leave the appliance unattended when it is connected to the mains. , Never immerse the iron and the stand, if provided, in water. , This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning 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. , The soleplate of the iron can become extremely hot and may cause burns if touched. , Do not allow the cord to come into contact with the soleplate when it is hot. , When you have finished ironing, when you clean the appliance, when you fill or empty the water tank and also when you leave the iron even for a short while: set the steam control to position O, put the iron on its heel and remove the mains plug from the wall socket. , Always place and use the iron and the stand, if provided, on a stable, level and horizontal surface. , This appliance is intended for household use only. Electromagnetic fields (EMF) This Philips appliance complies with all standards regarding electromagnetic fields (EMF). If handled properly and in accordance with the instructions in this instruction manual, the appliance is safe to use according to scientific evidence available today. Preparing for use Filling the water tank A B C D E F G H I J K L
Setting the temperature , The iron may give off some smoke when you use it for the first time. This will cease after a short while. dial to the required ironing temperature by turning it to the appropriate position (Fig. 4). Check the laundry care label for the required ironing temperature. 1 Synthetic fabrics (e.g. acrylic, viscose, polyamide, polyester) 1 Silk 2 Wool 3 Cotton, linen If you do not know what kind or kinds of fabric an article is made of, determine the right ironing temperature by ironing a part that will not be visible when you wear or use the article. Silk, woollen and synthetic materials: iron the reverse side of the fabric to prevent shiny patches. Avoid using the spray function to prevent stains.
out of the soleplate. When this happens you will hear a click. Automatic shut-off (GC2560 only) The electronic shut-off function automatically switches the heating element off if the iron has not been moved for a while. , The automatic shut-off light starts blinking to indicate that the heating element has been switched off. (Fig. 8) To let the iron heat up again, pick the iron up or move it slightly. The automatic shut-off light goes out.
1 Put the iron on its heel and set the temperature
1 If the temperature light goes on, wait for it to go
out before you start ironing.
2 If the temperature light does not go on, the iron is
ready for use. Cleaning and maintenance Double-Active Calc System , , All types except GC2510: The Anti-Calc tablet prevents scale from clogging the steam vents. The tablet is constantly active and does not need to be replaced (Fig. 9). The Calc-Clean function removes the scale particles.
2 Put the mains plug in an earthed wall socket. 3 When the temperature light has gone out, wait a
while before you start ironing. Note:The temperature light will go on from time to time during ironing. Using the appliance Steam ironing Make sure that there is enough water in the water tank.
1 Set the temperature dial to the recommended
Calc-Clean function Use the Calc-Clean function once every two weeks. If the water in your area is very hard (i.e. when flakes come out of the soleplate during ironing), the Calc-Clean function should be used more frequently.
2 Set the steam control to the appropriate steam
position (see section â€˜Setting the temperatureâ€™).
1 Set the steam control to position O. 2 Fill the water tank to the maximum level.
position (Fig. 2). Ã§ for minimum steam (temperature settings 2 and 3). Ã© for maximum steam (temperature settings 3 to MAX).
Do not pour vinegar or other descaling agents into the water tank..
3 Set the temperature dial to MAX (Fig. 10). 4 Put the plug in the wall socket. 5 Unplug the iron when the temperature light has 6 Hold the iron over the sink and set the steam 7 Pull the steam control upwards and remove 8 Hold the iron over the sink and move it to and
fro (Fig. 12). Note: Steam and boiling water will come out of the soleplate. Impurities and scale (if any) will be flushed out. it (Fig. 11). gone out. control to the Calc-Clean position ( 1). The steam control will spring up slightly.
Note:The iron will start steaming as soon as the set temperature has been reached. GC2640/GC2620/GC2530/GC2528/GC2522/ GC2520/GC2510 only: Water may leak from the soleplate if the set temperature is too low (MIN to 2). Ironing without steam
1 Set the steam control to position O (= no steam). 2 Set the temperature dial to the recommended
position (see section â€˜Setting the temperatureâ€™). Features Spray function You can use the spray function to remove stubborn creases at any temperature
9 Use vinegar to remove scale, if any, from the steam
control needle (Fig. 13). Do not bend or damage the steam control needle.
10 Put the steam control back into the iron by
1 Make sure that there is enough water in the water 2 Press the spray button several times to moisten the
article to be ironed (Fig. 5). Shot of steam A powerful shot of steam helps to remove very stubborn creases. The shot-of-steam function only works at temperature settings between 2 and MAX. tank.
inserting the point of the needle exactly in the centre of the hole and by fitting the small projection on the side of the needle into the slot. Press down the steam control while turning it to position O (Fig. 14). contains a lot of impurities. After the Calc-Clean process up to allow the soleplate to dry. gone out.
11 Repeat the Calc-Clean process if the iron still 1 Put the plug in the wall socket and let the iron heat 2 Unplug the iron when the temperature light has 3 Move the iron gently over a piece of used cloth to
remove any water stains that may have formed on the soleplate. Storage plug from the wall socket and let the iron cool down.
1 Remove the mains plug from the wall socket. 2 Set the steam control to position O (= no 3 Open the cap of the filling opening. 4 Tilt the iron and fill the water tank up to maximum
level (Fig. 3). If the tap water in your area is very hard, we advise you to use distilled water. Do not use chemically descaled water. Do not fill the water tank beyond the MAX indication. Do not put perfume, vinegar, starch, descaling agents, ironing aids or other chemicals in the water tank. steam) (Fig. 2).
1 Press and release the shot-of-steam button (Fig. 6).
Vertical shot of steam (all types except GC2510)
1 The shot-of-steam function can also be used when
you are holding the iron in vertical position. This is useful for removing creases from hanging clothes, curtains, etc (Fig. 7). Drip stop (GC2652/2650/GC2560 only) This iron is equipped with a drip stop function: the iron automatically stops producing steam when the temperature is too low to prevent water from dripping
1 Set the steam control to position O, remove the 2 Clean the appliance and wipe scale and any other
Keep the soleplate smooth: avoid hard contact with metal objects. 2/9
Never direct the steam at people.
deposits off the soleplate with a damp cloth and a non-abrasive (liquid) cleaner.
5 Close the cap of the filling opening (â€˜clickâ€™).