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TEFAL Protect Anti-Calc GV9360 Use Instructions

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Important recommendations 

Safety instructions

• Please read these instructions carefully before first use. This product has been designed for domestic use only.

Any commercial use, inappropriate use or failure to comply with the instructions, the manufacturer accepts no
responsibility and the guarantee will not apply.

• For your safety, this appliance conforms to the applicable standards and regulations (Low Voltage,

Electomagnetic Compatibility, Environmental Directives, as applicable...).

• Your steam generator is an electrical appliance. It should be used under normal conditions. It is intended for

domestic use only.

• Your generator is fitted with 2 safety systems:

-  a pressure release valve which, in the event of a malfunction, releases any excess steam;
- a thermal fuse to prevent the appliance from overheating.

• Always plug your steam generator into:

- an electrical installation with voltage between 230V and 240V.
- an earthed socket. 
Connecting to the wrong voltage may cause irreparable damage to the appliance and will invalidate your
guarantee.
If you are using a mains extension lead, ensure that it is correctly rated (10A) with an earth, and is fully
extended.

• Completely unwind the power cord from its storage space before connecting to an earthed socket.
• If the electric power cord or the iron-unit is damaged, it must be replaced by an Approved Service Centre in

order to prevent any danger.

• Do not unplug the appliance by pulling on the cord. 

Always unplug your appliance:
- before rinsing the anti-scale valve or filling the water tank,
- before cleaning your generator,
- after each use.

• The appliance must be used and placed on a flat, stable, heat-resistant surface. When you place the iron on

the iron rest, make sure that the surface on which you place it is stable.

• 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.
• Never leave the appliance unattended :

- when it is connected to the mains,
- until it has cooled down (around 1 hour).

• The soleplate and generator iron-rest can become very hot and cause burns: never touch these parts.

Never touch the electric cords with the soleplate of the iron.

• Your appliance gives off steam which can cause burns. Handle your iron carefully, particularly when using the

vertical steam function. Never direct the steam towards persons or animals. 

• Before unscrewing the anti-scale valve cap, wait until the generator is cold (unplugged for more than 2 hours). 
• If you lose or damage the anti-scale valve cap, have it replaced by an approved Service Centre.
• Never immerse your steam generator in water or any other liquid. Never hold it under the water tap.
• The appliance must not be used if it has fallen to the floor, shows evidence of damage, leaks or fails to function

correctly. Never dismantle your appliance. To avoid any danger, have it inspected in an approved service
centre.

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Description

1. 

Steam control button

2. 

Iron temperature control slide

3. 

Iron thermostat light

4.

Ultracord system (depending on model)

5.

Iron rest

6. 

Illuminated on / off switch

7. 

Electric cord rewind button (depending on model)

8.

Power cord storage space

9.

Power cord and plug

10.

Turbo button (depending on model)

11. 

Double protection cover.

12. 

Carry handle

13. 

Unlock button on protective cover

14. 

Removable water tank

15. 

Removable water tank handle

16. 

Steam generator boiler (in the
base unit)

17. 

Iron-base steam cord

18. 

Slide storage place for the steam
cord

19.

Anti-scale valve cap

20. 

Anti-scale valve

21. 

Control panel

a.

Water tank empty” light

b.

“Auto off” light

c.

Restart button

d.

“Anti-calc” light

e. 

“Reset” button

f.

“Steam ready” light

g. 

Steam output control dial

Your generator is fitted with the “Protect Concept” system:
• Double protection cover.
• Cover automatically locks when it is folded up over the iron

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Preparation

What water may be used ?

Your iron has been designed to operate using untreated tap water.

Heat concentrates the elements contained in water during evaporation. The
types of water listed below contain organic waste or mineral elements that can
cause spitting, brown staining or premature wear of the appliance: water from
clothes dryers, scented or softened water, water from refrigerators, batteries or air
conditioners, pure distilled or demineralised water or rain water should not be
used in your iron. Also do not use boiled, filtered or bottled water.

Filling the water tank

•  Pull the cover up over the iron until the protection system automatically locks

(you will hear a  “click” ) -

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•  Remove the water tank by pulling on the handle (at the front of the generator)

– 

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•  Fill the tank with water, taking care not to exceed the maximum level 

– 

fig.6.

and

fig.7.

•  Slide the tank back into its housing until its “clicks” into place 

– 

fig.5.

•  Press the unlocking button on the protective cover until you hear a click, and then

fold it back on to the generator base unit  –

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“PROTECT CONCEPT” safety system

• Your iron is equipped with an extension cord system to prevent the cord from

dragging over the laundry and creasing it again when ironing. It also keeps the cord
out of the way of your hand. 
Ironing with the Ultracord system:
- The Ultracord system automatically tips back.
- Each time you put the iron back on its base, the Ultracord system fits into the heel
of the iron and opens back up automatically when you use the iron.
Storing the generator:
- Push the connector back in the heel.
- A magnet holds the connector to the heel, making your generator easy to store – 

fig.8.

Ultracord System

(according to model)

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YPE OF FABRICS

SETTING TEMPERATURE

CONTROL

SETTING STEAM OUTPUT CONTROL

DIAL

Linen, cotton

•••

Silk, Wool

••

Synthetics

(polyester, acetate, acrylic, 
polyamide)

SETTING THE TEMPERATURE  AND STEAM OUTPUT ACCORDING TO TYPE OF FABRIC TO BE IRONED:

Using your steam generator

• Press the protection cover unlocking button until you hear a “click” and fold it back

on to the generator base unit to release the iron  – 

fig.3.

• Completely unwind the power cord and the steam cord from its storage space–

fig.23.

• Plug in your steam generator to an earthed socket.
• Press on the on / off switch. The green light (located on the control panel) flashes

and the boiler heats up – 

fig.14.

When the green “steam ready” light stops flashing (after 2 minutes approxima-
tely), the appliance is ready.

Use

Steam ironing

•  Place the iron's temperature control slide according to the type of fabric to be

ironed (see table below).

•  The thermostat light comes on. Be careful ! The steam generator is ready when

the thermostat light goes out and when the green “steam ready” light stays on.

•  Adjust the steam output control dial (located on the control panel).
•  While ironing, the light on top of the iron and the  steam ready light turn on and

off, as the temperature adjusts without interrupting ironing.

•  To obtain steam, press on the steam control button under the iron handle and

keep it pressed – 

fig.10

. The steam will stop when you release the button.

•  When starting, and regularly while it is being used, your steam generator's

electric pump injects water into the boiler. It makes a noise but this is quite
normal. You may also hear a clicking noise which is the steam valve opening.
Again this is normal.

•  Always spray starch onto the reverse side of the fabric to be ironed.

The first time the
appliance is used, there
may be some fumes and
smell but this is
not harmful. They will not
affect use and will
disappear rapidly.

Do not place the iron on a
metal support.When
taking a break from
ironing, always place
the iron on the iron rest
plate of the unit. It is
equipped with non-slip
pads and has been
designed to withstand
high temperatures.
Always use a vented/mesh
ironing board and be
careful of hot steam when
ironing close to the edges
of the board.

Set the temperature and steam control

Check the garment label if you are not sure what type of fabric it is made of.

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- Start with the fabrics to be ironed at a low temperature (•) and finish with those
which need higher temperatures (••• or Max).
- For mixed fibre fabric: set the ironing temperature to the setting for the most
delicate fabric.
- Woollen garments: press repeatedly on the steam control button – 

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obtain short bursts of steam, without placing the iron on the garment itself.

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- Thick fabric: increase the steam setting.
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- Do not press the steam control button under the iron handle.

Vertical steam ironing

•  Set the iron temperature control slide and the steam output control dial

(located on the control panel) to the MAX position.

•  Hang the garment on a coat hanger and hold the fabric slightly taut with one

hand. 

As steam is very hot : never attempt to remove creases from a garment

while it is being worn, always hang garments on a coat hanger.

•  Holding the iron in a vertical position, tilted slightly forwards, press repeatedly

on the steam control button (underneath the iron handle) moving the iron from
top to bottom – 

fig.9.

Refilling the water tank

•  When the red “tank empty” indicator light turns on, there is no more steam –

fig.11.

The water tank is empty.

1.Close the protection cover until you hear a “click”. 

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2.Remove the water tank by pulling on the handle (at the front of the generator)
and fill it, taking care not to exceed the maximum level.
3. Slide the tank back into its housing until its clicks into place.
4. Press the “restart” button on the control panel – 

fig.12. 

to continue ironing.

When the green light stops flashing, the steam is ready.
5. Open the protection cover – 

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TURBO Function 

(according to model)

• Press the Turbo control 2 or 3 times when you need extra steam:

- for ironing thicker fabrics,
- for getting rid of creases,
- for powerful vertical steaming.

Use the Turbo function with care as its exceptional steam power can cause
burns.

To prime the steam circuit,
either before using the
iron for the first time, or if
you have not used the
steam function for a few
minutes, press the
steam control button
several times in a row,
holding the iron away from
your clothes. This will enable
any cold water to be ejected
from the steam circuit.

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Maintenance and cleaning

Cleaning your generator

• Do not use detergent or descaling products for cleaning the soleplate

base-unit.

• Never hold the iron or the base unit under the tap.
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• Clean the plastic parts of the appliance occasionally with a soft cloth.

Cleaning tip: For
easier, non-corrosive
cleaning of your iron’s
soleplate, use a damp
sponge on the
soleplate while it is
still warm.

Descaling your generator easily:   

For longer generator life, and to avoid scale emissions, your generator
is equipped with a built-in anti-scale valve. This valve, located in the tank, auto-
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• An orange “anti-scale” light located on the control panel starts blinking to tell you

that the anti-scale valve needs rinsing - 

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• Once the generator has cooled down completely, remove the anti-scale

valve cap - 

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• Unscrew the anti-scale valve and remove it from the housing; it contains the scale

that has built up in the tank - 

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.

• To clean the valve properly, just rinse it under running water to remove

the scale it contains - 

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• Put the valve back into its housing and screw it in completely to keep

it watertight - 

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Do not use any descaling
substances (vinegar,
industrial descaling
products, etc.) when
rinsing anti-scale valve :
they could damage it.
Before descaling and
cleaning your generator,
you must let it cool down
for at least 2 hours to
avoid any risk of burns.

“Auto off” System

• For your safety, the generator is equipped with an “auto off” system which

switches the generator to standby mode if it is not used for 8 minutes or if you
forget to turn it off.

• A red light blinks on the control panel to indicate that the appliance is in

standby mode - 

fig.15

.

• To reactivate the generator:

- Press the “Restart” button.
- Wait for the light on the “steam ready” button to stop blinking before your start
ironing again.

• If the steam trigger is not pressed for at least 8 minutes, the “auto off” system

will cut off your generator for your safety.

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Storing your generator

• Place the iron on the iron rest of the generator 
•  Press the illuminated on/off switch and unplug the generator.
•  Pull the cover over the iron until the protection system automatically locks (you

will hear a  “click” )

•  Store the steam cord in its slide storage place. Take it, fold it in two so as to make

a loop. Put the end of this loop in the slide storage place then push gently until
you see the end on the other side of the slide storage place – 

fig.24

.

• Fold the Ultracord system back on the heel

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.

•    Put the power cord away - 

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•  Leave the iron (and the iron rest) to cool down for 1 hour.
•  You can then put your steam generator away, carrying it by the handle.

A problem with your generator ?

PROBLEMS

CAUSES

SOLUTIONS

The generator does not
come on and the thermostat
light and the on/off switch
are not illuminated.

The appliance is not switched on.

The “auto off” system is activated.

Check that your appliance is correctly plugged in
and press the illuminated on/off switch.

Press the “restart” button.

Water runs out of the holes
in the soleplate.

Water has condensed in the
pipes because you are using
steam for the first time or you
have not used it for some time.

Press on the steam control button away from your
ironing board until the iron produces  steam.

The soleplate is not hot
enough.

Decrease the steam output while ironing at low
temperature (steam output control dial on the
control panel). Wait for the thermostat light to go out
before activating the steam control button.

Contact an Approved Service Centre.

Water streaks appear on the
linen.

Your ironing board is saturated with
water because it is not suitable for use
with a steam generator.

Make sure you have a vented/mesh ironing board.

White streaks come through
the holes in the soleplate.

Your boiler has a build-up of scale
because it has not been rinsed out
regularly.

Rinse the valve (see the “descaling
your generator” section).

Brown streaks come through
the holes in the soleplate and
stain the linen.

You are using chemical descaling agents
or additives in the water for ironing.

Never add this type of product in the water tank or
in the boiler (see “ what water may be used” ). Contact
an Approved Service Centre.

Fabric fibres have accumulated in the
holes of the soleplate and are burning.

Clean the soleplate with a non-metallic sponge.

Your linen is not rinsed sufficiently  or
you have ironed a new garment before
washing it.

Ensure linen is rinsed thoroughly to remove any soap deposits
or chemicals on new garments which may be sucked up by
the iron.

The soleplate is dirty or
brown and may stain the
linen.

You are ironing at too high a
temperature.

See our recommendations regarding temperature
control setting.

You are using starch.

Always spray starch on the reverse side of the
fabric to be ironed.

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There is no steam or there is
little steam.

The water tank is
empty (red light on).

Fill the water tank. 

The steam output control dial is
set at minimum.

Increase the steam output (control dial on the
control panel).

The soleplate temperature is set to
the maximum.

The generator is working but steam is very hot and
dry. As a consequence, it is less visible.

The red “water
tank empty” light is on.

The water tank is empty.

Fill the water tank.

Steam escapes from anti-
scale valve plug.

The anti-scale valve plug has not been
tightened correctly.

Tighten the anti-scale valve plug correctly.

The anti-scale valve is damaged

Contact an Approved Service Centre to order a new anti-
scale valve.

Steam or water escapes
under the appliance.

The generator is faulty.

Stop using the generator and contact an Approved
Service Centre.

Environment protection first !

Your appliance contains valuable materials which can be recovered or recycled.

Leave it at a civic waste disposal centre.

If you have any problems or queries please call our Customer Relations team first for expert help and

advice: 0845 602 1454 - UK

(01) 677 4003 - Ireland

or consult our website - www.tefal.co.uk

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