The light will begin to blink when the Motion Smart Auto Off system activates. If the unit is moved while the light is still blinking, it will stop blinking and resume normal function.
Ensure that the unit is tightly plugged into a working outlet. Some units are equipped with our patented Motion Smart Auto Off technology. Moving the iron will cause it to begin to reheat.
It is not necessary to empty the water from the iron after every use. Tap water can be used, unless the water in the area is very hard, which will reduce the performance of the iron. In this situation, it is best to use demineralized or distilled water. If you do not use your iron frequently, we recommend emptying the water reservoir, turning the Fabric Select Dial and Steam Lever to O/Off and allowing the iron to cool before putting it away.
Allow the iron to reach operating temperature (about 2 minutes) before turning the steam dial to the desired setting. The steam valve may be set on "dry" or the steam valve may be clogged. Move the steam dial back and forth a couple of times to clean the valve and make sure it is on a "steam" setting.
When turned on for the first time, your new iron may give off a slight odor for up to ten minutes. This is due to the initial heating of the materials used. It is safe, and will not affect the performance of the unit.
This procedure cleanses the iron's steam vents and steam chamber of many minerals that can clog your iron, reducing its steaming and heating capabilities.
Water cups are available for purchase on our site.
You can purchase a Sunbeam® iron here on our website or at any participating retail outlet. They are widely distributed through mass merchants and department stores.