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use and maintenance manual steam cleaning system allegra 500 allegra 500c

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notes contents contents page 1 introduction 2 general information 3 machine.description 3 type.and.model 3 technicalspecifications 4 composition.of.the.basic.machine 5 various.accessory.parts 5 optional.accessories 5 packaging.dimensions 5 weights 5 manufacturer 5 identification 5 symbols.shown.on.the.machine.and/or.on the.accessories 6 list.of.the.parts 6 safety 11 general.safety.instructions 11 use of the machine 12 envisaged.use 12 improper.use 12 preparing.the.machine 12 unpacking.the.machine 12 assembling.the.machine 12 filling.the.machine.for.steam allegra 500c 13 filling.the.boiler allegra 500 14 filling.the.dust.collecting.tank.with.water 15 connecting.to.the.mains 15 starting.the.machine 16 using.the.machine.as.a.steam.and/or.vacuum.cleaner 16 steam.suction 17 if.the.red.water.indicator.light.comes.on allegra 500c 17 if.the.dust.collecting.tank.is.full 18 using.the.machine.accessories 19 universal.brush 19 window.squeegee 21 steam.nozzle 21 iron 22 hints.for.a.better.ironing 23 end.of.use 25 water.shortage allegra 500 25 refillingwithwaterallegra 500 26 maintenance 27 maintenance.jobs 27 cleaning.the.boiler 27 cleaningthefilters 27 cleaningtheairfilterofthedustcollectingtank 28 eliminating.dirty.impurities.from.the.drain.hose 29 inactivity.of.the.machine 29 technical.assistance 30 disposal 30 possible.problems causes solutions 31 no.part.of.this.publication.may.be.reproduced stored.in.a.retrieval.system or.transmitted.in.any.form.or.by.any.means.without.prior.written.permission from.menikini.s.r.l pictures descriptions references.and.technical.data.in this.manual.are.indicative.and.not.binding in.pursuing.a.policy.of.constant quality.improvement menikini.s.r.l reserves.the.right.to.effect.changes.at any.time.without.undertaking.to.update.this.manual.every.time © copyright 2006 menikini s.r.l all rights reserved 32 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 1

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introduction dear.customer thank.you.for.having.chosen.a attention menikini.product bybuyingthisproductyoushowedconfidenceinus caution and.we.are.committed.to.supply.you.a.high.quality performing.and.long.lasting.machine we strongly believe that life quality also relies on our house and time thus we always aim at designing building.and.supplying.appliances.that make.your.house.clean.and.a.place.of.wellbeing important before using the appliance you bought we recommend performing some simple operations that.will.ensure.you.the.greatest.safety check.the.packing.of.the.machine and.make attention sure it is intact and has not been tampered with in.particular make.sure.the.label.sealing the.packing.is.intact check that the packing contains all the components envisaged and that they are in good conditions with no trace of tampering if not please contact your nearest dealer or service.centre.as.soon.as.possible menikini will.replace.any.damaged.material.or.supply important any.missing.part carefully.read.these.instructions.before.turning on.the.machine by.doing.so you.will.discover all.the.functions.of.the.machine.you.bought.and you.also.will.use.it.in.safety.conditions maintenance possible failures causes solutions problems poor suction causes · theairfilterisdirty · the rubber scrapers of the cleaning brush have not been fittedcorrectly · low suction power of the machine · theflexiblehoseisclogged · · the water drain hose is clogged the level of clean water in the tank is too high above the white mark inside the tank the water in the dust collecting tankisatmaxlevel the steam knob is closed the locking lever is not blocked solutions cleanthefilter checktheyhavebeenfitted in.the.direction.shown.by.the arrowfig.17 operate.button.10fig.12on the.handle.and.increase.the suction.power disconnect.the.hose.from.the machine.and.eliminate.any.dirt eliminate.any.impurities.from thedrainhosefig.36 empty.any.water.in.excess.up to.the.correct.level drain.water.off.the.dust collecting.tank turn.regulator.5fig.11 anticlockwise shift.the.lever.to.position.1 fig.5 lubricate.the.gaskets.with some oil turn.the.lever.to.the.central position adjust.the.thermostat.within.the white.area wait.as.long.as.necessary important carefully read this manual in order to prevent wrong operations it is also important to follow the instructions since menikini accepts no responsibility for damage to people or things deriving from an improper use of the machine incompetence incautiousness or negligence and from the lack of compliance with the instructions provided caution in this manual the pictures shown in this manual are indicative and useful to better explain the running safety instructions and maintenance operations of the machine menikini reserves the right to effect changes to its machines as a result of its constant search for performance optimisation anomalous noise of the motor the machine is at pressure but it does not release steam extension wands or accessories come loose easily extension wands or accessories are hard to fit · · · attention this manual is an integral part of the machine kit therefore it must be carefully kept within reach and consulted in case of doubt or anytime the need arises if the machine is given to a third party even only if it is lent out the manual will have to be handed out together with the machine specifying to the new user to carefully read its important content before going on with any operation · · · · the connecting gaskets produce friction the locking lever is not in the central position the thermostat is set to a low level once the thermostat has been set,youdidn twaitfortheiron to warm up the water reserve has been used the iron releases water instead of steam the red light indicating that the tank is running out of water comes on only on mod allegra 500 the audible alarm sounds · consult.the.paragraph refilling with water for model.allegra 500 fill.the.tank.with.water.and wait.some.30.minutes if.the light.does.not.go.off address to.the.service.centre for model.allegra 500c 2 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 31

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attention caution attention maintenance general information caution in.drawing.up.this.manual three.different.degrees of.potential.risk.have.been.found.corresponding.to the.following.symbols caution technical assistance caution in the event of failures or breakdowns of the machine or any part of the same menikini recommends contacting the dealer or the nearest technical service centre where items will be repaired using menikini original spare parts disposal important machine description the.machine.has.been.designed.clean.household surfaces caution steam.melts.dirt.which.is.automatically.sucked up.and.collected.in.a.special.tank the.power.of.steam.lets.you.clean.and.sanitise your.home.in.an.ecologically.sound.way the.kit.of.optional.accessories.lets.you.turn.the machine into a powerful professional ironing machine.and/or.a.vacuum.cleaner attention important caution this signal word indicates a potentially hazardous situation exists which if not attention avoided may result in injury t important the use of non-genuine spare parts by technicians not authorised by menikini or any attempt of repair carried out by non-authorised attention people will immediately make the warranty void and/or release menikini of any liability for possible damage to people animals or things important any.product.or.packing.bearing.the.symbol.above cannot.be.regarded.as.a.normal.household.waste important and should be segregated and delivered to an caution agreed collection and recycling centre for waste electrical.and.electronic.appliances by.disposing.of.this.product.in.the.recommended way you.will.contribute.to.avoid.potential.negative consequences.that.could.result.from.an.improper disposal.of.the.product for more information on the recycling of this product,addresstothemunicipaloffice,thelocal waste disposal centre or the shop where you bought.the.product attention this signal word alerts of situations or troubles attention which can affect the machine efficiency type and model attention the steam/vacuum cleaning system is supplied withthebasicaccessoriesasspecifiedinparagraph machine composition q.allegra.500 q.allegra.500c attention important this signal word draws the attention to important information which do not involve the important people s safety or the machine efficiency important important attention immediately after you decide to dispose of the machine cut the power cord important the quantity of supplied accessories is subject to changes according to the product distribution area and the selling price this manual includes instructions for all accessories even if some of them could not be part of the basic equipment of this machine important 30 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 3

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general information technical specifications all.components.are.built.with.high-quality.materials to.ensure.maximum.safety.and.reliability.in.time boiler max.volume max.steam.pressure steam.cleaning.autonomy ironing.autonomy max.vacuum.h2o tank max.clean.water.tank.capacity max.dust.collecting.tank.capacity power supply voltage frequency vacuum.motor rated.power steel.electrical.heaters iron.power total.power.output control circuits voltage.at.accessory.handle voltage.to.iron noise level protection degree .lt kpa h h mm lt lt v hz w w w w v v db allegra 500c stainless.steel.boiler withautomaticfilling 0,8 400 unlimited unlimited 2100 1,5 1,5 230 50 1200 1500 850 2700 12 12 74 ip24 allegra 500 stainless.steel.boiler 2,1 400 1,30 2,30 2100 -1,5 230 50 1200 1500 850 2700 12 12 74 ip24 important maintenance eliminating dirty impurities from the drain hose if.the.suction.tends.to.be.reduced.and.the.water level.in.the.dust.collecting.tank.is.correct check the.water.drain.hose.as.follows removethemaleplugoftheflexiblehosefrom the.machine remove the dust collecting tank from its seat on the machine fig 36 and lift up the protection.cover remove.the.drain.hose.j.pulling.it.upwards.and check.it.is.not.clogged if.the.hose.is.clogged clean.it refithosej close.the.cover.and.reposition.the tank.on.the.machine inactivity of the machine attention disconnect the machine from the mains before doing the following operations once you have finished using the machine do the.following drain.the.water.off.the.dust.collecting.tank store.the.machine.in.a.dry.place.which.is.not subject.to.sudden.temperature.changes important clean.the.machine.with.a.soft.cloth.and.some water do.not.use.any.solvent.or.detergent store the machine on a horizontal surface on the floor if possible to avoid it may fall down j fig.36 4 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 29

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maintenance replacing the motor air filter remove.the.bottom.grille.u.after.loosening.the attention relevantfixingscrews replacefiltervandrefitthegrille general information composition of the basic machine the.machine.is.supplied.in.a.practical.and.robust cardboard.package.that.contains.the.basic.machine caution and.the.accessories.it.is.equipped.with the.basic.composition.includes steam.generator quick-fithosewithhandle extension.wands 2 universal.brush.complete.with.frames steam.nozzle caution small.brush.ø.28 crevice.nozzle spareairintakefilter instructions.for.use.and.maintenance attention cleaning the air filter of the dust collecting tank everytimetheairintakefilterhastobecleaned proceed.as.follows removethemaleplugoftheflexiblehosefrom caution the.machine remove the dust collecting tank from its seat on the machine fig 34 and lift up the protection.cover remove the filtering element z and wash it caution thoroughly.with.clean.water refit the filtering element being very careful not.to.damage.it close.the.cover.and.reposition.the.tank.on.the machine packaging dimensions width mm length mm height mm 405 535 525 weights weight without.accessories kg with.accessories kg 14 17,5 important v u fig.33 manufacturer caution menikini s.r.l strada.per.castelletto 19/21 20080.albairate mi italy attention if the filtering element is damaged replace it immediately attention various accessory parts 250mm.window.cleaning.tool small.metal.brush.ø.28 de-dusting.brush crevice.nozzle attention hose.brush filling.bottle important identification the.data.plate.of.the.machine.with.ce.compliance mark is placed on the rear part of the steam generator important optional accessories iron.with.pad attention when asking for information and/or technical assistance always specify the model and the serial number stamped on the plate important important the various accessory and/or optional parts are extra outfits of the machine and increase the usage possibilities of the machine in any case the proper functioning of the machine is not related to the quantity of accessories supplied fig.34 important z fig.35 28 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 5

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general information symbols shown on the machine and/or important on the accessories the following symbols are installed on the machine symbol meaning this.symbol.indicates.a.low.level in the clean water tank mod allegra 500c this.symbol.indicates.that.there is no water in the boiler if the indicator.light.bearing.this.symbol comes.on and on.mod allegra 500 the.audible.alarm.sounds read possible.problems causes and.solutions steam.symbol important maintenance maintenance the machine is built with extremely reliable technologies and components therefore it does not.require.any.special.maintenance a.careful.use.and.the.strict.compliance.with.these instructionsareanefficientwaytoachievethebest possible.results.and.high-level.performances list of the parts important caution cleaning the filters check that the hepa filter the activated carbon filterandthefilterofthemotorairinletareclean if necessary replace these filters using original spare.parts in.any.case we.recommend.replacing suchfiltersyearly replacing the hepa filter disconnect the machine from the power supply open.the.grille.on.the.right.side.by.pushing.the relevantfixing replacefiltersandrefitthegrille these instructions show all the available accessories that can be used with the machine for the basic composition of the model bought please refer to the data on the machine packing maintenance jobs cleaning the boiler attention we.recommend.eliminating.any.scale.deposits.from the.boiler.at.least.twice.a.year.as.follows disconnect the machine from the power supply place a container under the machine then remove.plug.x by.turning.it.anticlockwise.using roundnosepliersorthespannerprovidedfig 30 vacuum.symbol drain the boiler into the container then refit plug.x with.the.relevant.washer.r s this.symbol.indicates.a.change in.the.steam.density caution this job must be performed after the machine has cooled down completely fig.31 replacing the activated carbon filter disconnect the machine from the power supply open.the.grille.on.the.left.side.by.pushing.the relevantfixing replacefiltertandrefitthegrille iron.symbol risks.of.burns.and.scalds attention r t important x fig.30 fig.32 6 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 27

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use of the machine refilling with water for model allegra 500 general information model allegra 500c machine body 1 light.switch 2 green.indicator.light steam.at.pressure 3 green.indicator.light voltage.on 4 handle 6 clean.water.tank.plug 7 powersocketflap 8 power.socket 11 dust.collecting.tank 12 power.cord 33 tie 36 red.indicator.light no.water.in.boiler 37 indicator.light clean.water.tank.reserve 34 5 9 10 13 14 15 handle with flexible hose steam.lever.safety.stop.pushbutton vacuum.pushbutton on-off vacuum.regulation.pushbutton handle steam.control.lever quick-fitmaleconnector standard and/or optional accessories 16 extension.wands 17 universal.brush 18 crevice.nozzle 19 steam.nozzle 20 small.brush.ø.28 21 dusting.frame.with.bristles 22 rigid.frame.for.carpets.for.steam-cleaning 23 frame.with.water.scraper 24 250mm.squeegee 25 filling.bottle 27 crevice.nozzle 28 hose.brush 29 brush.with.bristles 31 iron 32 rubber.pad 35 airintakefilter 42 small.metal.brush.ø.28 t disconnect the machine from the mains and proceed.as.follows 1 wait.at.least.10.minutes.so.the.pressure.in.the boiler.can.drop then.loosen.the.boiler.cap 6 caution fig 26 of two-three turns very slowly while holding.the.same.pressed.down.to.eliminate any.residual.pressure 2 unscrew.and.remove.the.boiler.cap 3 pour water into the boiler from min 0.8 litrestomax1.5litresusingthefillingbottle provided.being.very.careful.to.avoid.any.water spillage 4 close.the.cap.by.rotating.it.clockwise.and.hold it.pressed.down.to.screw.it.completely attention the water shortage is also signalled by a reduction of the steam jet important 1 rear view of the machine 36 2 37 3 allegra 500c 26 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 fig.1 7

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caution caution general information allegra 500c 12 6 4 13 5 14 important 10 9 use of the machine caution once you have finished cleaning or ironing all you.need.to.do.is.to.turn.off.the.main.switch.1 and important unplug.the.appliance.from.the.power.supply then roll.up.cord.11 in.the.cord.storage end of use water shortage for model allegra 500 the.red.indicator.light 36 fig.26andacontinuous sound.of.the.audible.alarm.indicate.that.the.tank.is running.out.of.water attention 7 8 34 attention do not leave the boiler without water for a long time this could result in damage to the machine you.have.two.possibilities you can stop your cleaning or ironing and important store the machine see paragraph end of use or you can refill the boiler see paragraph refillingwithwater if you have used the iron wait until it cools down before taking it away from its pad 15 28 33 attention 19 11 18 24 important 1 important 42 caution 20 caution first unscrew the boiler cap of two-three turns very slowly while holding it pressed down to eliminate any residual steam then remove the cap rear view of the machine fig.25 16 17 27 25 35 n 29 attention 21 attention 22 31 23 1 6 t 36 important all the accessory parts that are not supplied with the machine can be purchased separately at one of our sales points or via the internet at www.menikini.com 2 important 32 fig.2 rear view of the machine use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 fig.26 8 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 25

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use of the machine ironing synthetic fabrics like polyester and nylon or silk-synthetic blend adjust.the.temperature.of.the.iron.soleplate.setting the.fabric.knob.to.the.position.corresponding.to.the fabric.to.be.treated protect.the.fabric.with.a.clean.and.dry.cotton.cloth attention and.iron.pressing.the.steam.lever.q fig.21 for a.few.seconds.waiting.4-5.seconds.between.two pressuressothatthesteamflowisweakerthan when it is used to iron wool cotton flax etc during.these.intervals press.again.the.iron.on.the surface.sprinkled.with.steam.to.dry.it.completely reverse.all.clothes.before.ironing.them never.dampen.them.before.ironing the.jacket keeping.the.iron.at.a.distance.between 10.and.15.cm make.sure.the.iron.soleplate.never touches.the.fabric refreshingtrousersorskirtsismuchmoredifficult we recommend laying such items on an ironing board protecting them with a cotton cloth and pressingthemwiththesoleplate.thesteamflow should be adjusted to the minimum value using lever q and the intervals should be the ones recommended.for.synthetic.fabrics wash-and-wear fabrics all.articles.of.clothing.in.100 synthetic.material that have machine-made pleats like dresses with.pleats are.not.to.be.ironed for.any.doubts regarding.a.certain.clothing consult.a.laundry.or a.dry-cleaner s.before.ironing general information model allegra 500 machine body 1 light.switch 2 green.indicator.light steam.at.pressure 3 green.indicator.light.­.voltage.on 4 handle 6 boiler.cap 7 powersocketflap 8 power.socket 11 dust.collecting.tank 12 power.cord 33 tie 36 red.indicator.light no.water.in.boiler 40 green.light vacuum.cleaning.on 34 5 9 10 13 14 15 handle with flexible hose steam.lever.safety.stop.pushbutton vacuum.pushbutton on-off vacuum.regulation.pushbutton handle steam.control.lever quick-fitmaleconnector standard and/or optional accessories 16 extension.wands 17 universal.brush 18 crevice.nozzle 19 steam.nozzle 20 small.brush.ø.28 21 dusting.frame.with.bristles 22 rigid.frame.for.carpets.for.steam-cleaning 23 frame.with.water.scraper 24 250mm.squeegee 25 filling.bottle 27 crevice.nozzle 28 hose.brush 29 brush.with.bristles 31 iron 32 rubber.pad 35 airintakefilter 42 small.metal.brush.ø.28 t important always make a test first on a part of the clothing that will not be seen once it is worn this test is required to make sure that the selected temperature and steam flow do not damage the fabric to refresh men or women jackets on a hanger fig.24 adjust.the.temperature.of.the.iron.soleplate.setting the.fabric.knob.to.the.position.corresponding.to.the fabric.to.be.treated hang.the.jacket.on.a.coat.hanger.and.stretch.with a.hand.the.part.you.want.to.refresh holding.the sleeves.by.the.cuffs.and.the.tail.of.the.jacket with your.free.hand direct.the.jet.of.steam.evenly.on 36 1 rear view of the machine 40 2 3 fig.24 allegra 500 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 fig.1 24 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 9

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attention general information allegra 500 12 6 4 13 5 14 10 important caution use of the machine caution attention caution never use the iron to clean surfaces or for operations other than ironing never let the radiant soleplate of the iron touch any body parts this could cause burns ironing cotton flax silk linen damask blankets adjust.the.temperature.of.the.iron.soleplate.setting the.fabric.knob.to.the.position.corresponding.to.the fabric.to.be.treated press.the.iron.on.the.fabric while.pushing.steam button.q fig.2 thenpresstheironagainonthe sprinkled.area.without.releasing.steam.and.dry.it completely repeat this operation on the whole surface.to.be.ironed iron coloured or embroidered clothes on their reverse.side ironing wool-synthetic blend fabrics adjust.the.temperature.of.the.iron.soleplate.setting the.fabric.knob.to.the.position.corresponding.to.the fabric.to.be.treated protect.the.fabric.with.a.clean.cotton.cloth press the iron on the cotton cloth while pushing button.q then.press.the.iron.again.on.the.sprinkled area without.letting.the.steam.out to.dry.it repeat this.operation.on.the.whole.surface.to.be.ironed ironing hand-woven wool or wool-synthetic blend fabrics adjust.the.temperature.of.the.iron.soleplate.setting the.fabric.knob.to.the.position.corresponding.to.the fabric.to.be.treated press.the.iron on the.surface of.the.fabric to.be ironed sparkling it with continuous steam and keeping.the.iron.plate.slightly.raised.from.the.fabric thiswilllivenupthefibresandmakethemmore voluminous areas.where.the.fabric.is.particularly.creased.must be.protected.during.ironing.with.a.cotton.cloth important 9 7 8 34 attention 15 28 important attention after having adjusted the temperature of the attention iron wait until the selected temperature is reached 33 19 11 18 24 hints for a better ironing important important 42 caution 20 17 16 27 25 35 dont forget to keep the steam lever q constantly important pressed while you are ironing instead you should press it at regular intervals while you press the fabric surface with the soleplate this avoids that drops of condensed steam form on the fabric general warnings always make sure that fabrics are perfectly dry before.starting.ironing when a drop of dampness forms on the fabric press it with the hot soleplate until it has dried never leave the soleplate on the fabric without moving.it it.is.always.advisable.to.iron.coloured.clothes.after having.reversed.them whenironingmaterialsotherthancotton,flaxor silk it.is.always.advisable.to.iron.them.taking.the precaution.of.putting.a.clean.cotton.cloth.that.you can.make.by.yourself.or.buy.at.a.specialist.shop pleated.trousers.and.skirts.must.be.ironed.on.their reverse side so that the soleplate only touches the.inside.part whenyoufinishironing,youcangivethearticles their right pleat if you wish to stress the pleat lay clothes on the iron board and press the hot soleplate.on.the.pleat releasing.steam.at.regular intervals n 29 attention 21 22 31 23 t important all the accessory parts that are not supplied with the machine can be purchased separately at one of our sales points or via the internet at www.menikini.com 32 fig.2 10 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 23

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important use of the machine iron attention safety general safety instructions this chapter provides a list of the general precautions.for.a.safe.use.of.the.machine.which if theneedarises,willbecompletedbyspecificsafety instructions.in.the.following.chapters thoroughly read and understand these instructions.before.turning.on.the.machine do.not.connect.the.machine.to.the.mains.with wet or damp hands or in the vicinity of wet surfaces.or.jets.of.water never.plunge.the.machine.into.water.or.other liquids do.not.shift.or.move.the.machine.by.pulling.its power.cord.or.accessories do.not.leave.the.machine.on.raised.surfaces before.connecting.the.machine.to.the.mains make.sure.the.power.cord.is.not.defective.or damaged during.use make.sure.the.power.cord.does not.come.in.contact.with.hot sharp.or.abrasive surfaces to avoid damage to its protective sheathing do.not.allow.children.to.play.with.the.machine and.do.not.use.it.for.purposes.other.than.those specifiedinparagraph useofthemachine if the power cord is not long enough use approved extensions if you buy coiled extension cables always unwind them completely.before.use do.not.cover.the.machine.when.it.is.running the.machine.should.be.used.in.sheltered.and ventilated.places do.not.reduce.the.steam.passage.in.the.tubes with.obstructions.or.anomalous.torsions do.not.direct.steam.towards.appliances.with electrical.parts.such.as.ovens do.not.direct.steam.towards.persons animals plants hot or cold objects foodstuff and foodstuff.containers always unplug the machine from the mains before.storing.it do.not.attempt.to.open repair.or.modify.the machine.or.its.components usethefillingbottleprovidedtofilltheboiler always check that the voltage of the mains match the voltage indicated in paragraph technicalspecifications always make sure that the surfaces being cleaned.can.withstand.the.temperature.given inparagraph technicalspecifications without suffering.from.damage standardversionfig.21 important with.central.button.and.without.temperature indicator.light suitable for ironing all kinds of fabrics in general to be mounted:directlyonthequick-fitconnector caution placed.on.the.machine important use of the iron choose a flat stable strong and heat-resistant surface place.pad.32 fig.2 .on.which.the.iron.will always.have.to.be.put whether.it.is.in.its.warming or.cooling.phase.or.during.pauses on.the.chosen surface connect.the.male.plug.of.the.iron.until.limit.stop makingsurethattheflap,oncereleased,matches the.slot.on.the.plug.of.the.iron blocking.it turn.on.the.machine.and.wait.for.light.2.to.come onfig.9 attention set the iron thermostat to a medium/high temperature shown by the white field on the thermostat according to the cloth to be ironed fig.23 to release steam press and keep button q pressed by.releasing.this.button steam.will.stop attention never leave the iron unattended while it works do not iron while children or pets are nearby attention attention before doing any operations of cleaning maintenance or tank filling disconnect the unit from the power supply important important during pauses in ironing rest the iron on the important special pad t important if you have to iron clothes of nylon or silk or any other kind of fabric which requires low temperatures without steam rotate the iron knob to the position you want and go on ironing without pressing the steam button fig.22 q s te am fig.21 dr y fig.23 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 22 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 11

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use of the machine envisaged use the machine has been designed and built exclusively.for steam-cleaning and sanitising household surfaces sucking.the.steam.supplied.during.cleaning ironing clothing when combined with the iron vacuuming.household.dusts the.room.temperature.must.be.between 5°.and caution +40° use of the machine suitable for cleaning.glass.surfaces to be mounted on the handle with or without extension.wand use of the window squeegee attention after.turning.the.machine.on.and.after.the.green light.2.comes.on fig.9 operate.steam.lever.14.and.vacuum.button.9 on.the.handle go on cleaning with an overhand movement and if.necessary scrape.the.surface.with.the rubber.blade assembling the machine attention window squeegee a b important improper use anyusedifferentfromtheonesspecifiedaboveis to.be.considered.as.improper in particular it is forbidden to use the machine in areas or places classified as potentially explosive fig.3 important to clean areas next to the floor surface hold the squeegee horizontal fig.18 suitable for cleaning surfaces with or without suction such.as.radiators toilets washbasins.or sinks ovens hard-to-reach gaps between tiles etc to be mounted on the handle with or without extension.wands use of the steam nozzle after.turning.the.machine.on.and.after.the.green light.2.comes.on fig.9 operate steam lever 14 fig 16 on the handle direct.the.jet.of.steam.toward.the.surface.to.be cleaned ifthesurfacetobecleanedisverydirty,fita small brush in the spout of the steam nozzle fig.19 cleaning hard-to-reach gaps between tiles assembletheextensionwandsandfitthesteam nozzle put.the.small.brush.20.in.the.spout.of.the.steam nozzlefig.19andbrush18.in.the.adaptor direct.the.jet.of.steam.toward.the.gap.and.melt dirt.with.an.alternate.movement switchoffthesteamflowandsuckthemelted dirt making the sucking brush adhere to the surface for.this.kind.of.cleaning it.is.advisable.to.clean.the floorbysectionsorparts t attention conformity with and strict respect of the use and maintenance instructions provided in this manual by menikini are the essential basis for a proper use an improper use of the machine makes void any warranties besides being dangerous for the user third parties or the machine connecting the flexible hoseseefig.3and4 open the protection flap a of the quick-fit socket insert.the.male.plug.b.until.limit.stop making surethatoncetheflapisreleased,itmatches slot.c.on.the.handle blocking.it disconnecting the flexible hose raisetheflaptofreethemaleplugandpull outwards.to.remove.the.hose.from.its.seat important preparing the machine unpacking the machine unpack.the.machine.and.make.sure.it.is.in.perfect condition if you are in doubt about anything do not use the machine and address to your dealer or the technical.service.centre keep the package for any return to the manufacturer should an intervention under warranty be necessary 19 fig.18 18 c 20 fig.4 fig.19 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 12 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 21

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use of the machine use without steam on carpets in.order.to.use.the.brush.on.carpets remove.the waterscraperandfittheframewithbristles shift the stop buttons f outwards fig 17 to freetheframefittedtothebrush fit.the.new.frame.and.make.sure.it.sits.correctly in.its.seat shift the stop buttons f inwards to block the frame proceed.with.cleaning use with steam on carpets in.order.to.use.the.brush.on.carpets remove.the waterscraperandfittheframewithbristles shift the stop buttons f outwards fig 17 to freetheframefittedtothebrush fit.the.new.frame.and.make.sure.it.sits.correctly in.its.seat shift the stop buttons f inwards to block the frame operate.steam.lever.14.and.vacuum.button.9 on.the.handle go.on.simultaneously.cleaning.and.vacuuming the carpet using the brush with an alternate movement backwards.and.forwards use of the machine assembling the extension wandsfig.5 move the connection button to the central caution position.0 insert.the.extension.wand turn.the.button.to.the.right.to.block.the.wand in.position position.1.of.fig 5 filling the machine for steam model allegra 500c removing the extension wands turn.the.locking.button.to.the.central.position and.pull.off.the.wands attention remove.the.tank.cap.6 and.pour.clean.water.up.to therecommendedlevel;refitthecap for this operation it is advisable to use the drip catch.bottle.supplied 6 caution important rear view of the machine fig.6 attention use only demineralised water to fill the machine tank do not use other liquids fig.5 f f assembling the accessories rigid frame water scraper choose.the.accessory.that.suits.best.your.cleaning needs.and.insert.it.either.in.the.handle.or.in.the extension.wands.following.the.procedure.described above important frame with bristles fig.17 20 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 use and maintenance allegra 500 · 500c 2nd edition 09/2006 13

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