Shark Shark Ultimate Professional Iron - GI505 User's Manual
BEFORE FIRST TIME USE
1 Before using your iron for the first time, please remove all the packaging material.
2 When you turn on the iron for the first time it might emit an odor for the first ten
minutes. This is because the materials used in making the iron are heating up. The
odor is safe and should not re-occur after the initial heating.
USING YOUR IRON
3 Pour water carefully into the water tank without going over
“Max” line. Make sure the Water Inlet Door is closed to
avoid spilling while in use.
4 Plug in the iron into any polarized electrical outlet.
The Power LED Indicator Light on the display panel
will light up.
5 Set the desired fabric/temperature by pressing the
Fabric/Temperature Selector button on the handle of the iron.
6 The LED Indicator Light next to the selected temperature will flash green and then will
become solid green once the selected temperature is reached. If you wish to change
the temperature, press the Fabric/Temperature Selector button and the LED Indicator
Light will start to flash green to show that the iron is either heating up or cooling down.
The LED Indicator Light will turn solid green again when the iron reaches the selected
7 Turn the Variable Steam/Self-Clean Dial to a select “ ” (high) or “ ” (low) steam
setting. Select “
” on the Variable Steam/Self-Clean Dial for dry ironing. You can
now start ironing.
8 Use the Steam Burst Button to remove stubborn wrinkles. Allow an interval of 3
seconds between each burst. Overuse of the steam burst may cause water spitting or
weak steam performance.
9 The Steam Burst feature also works in the vertical position. This is especially useful to
remove wrinkles from hanging clothes, delicate garments and other fabrics. Hold the
iron in the upright position several inches away from the article.
10 Use the Spray Button to dampen the fabric to tackle tough wrinkles, if necessary.
11 The Anti-Drip Function is built in to this iron. It prevents water spitting when the
temperature is too low.
12 Steam cannot be produced if the soleplate is not hot enough. It may result in water
spitting or leaking from the soleplate. The Anti-Drip Function reduces water dripping
and leaking when ironing at low temperatures.
13 This iron has built in the anti-calcium system that prolongs the life of the iron.
14 If you have very hard water, we recommend using distilled water instead of tap water.
ELECTRONIC MULTI POSITION AUTO-OFF
15 This iron is equipped with an electronic auto-off feature that switches the iron off if
it has been idle for 15 minutes in the upright position and after 30 seconds in the
sideways or flat positions.
16 The LED Indicator Light next to the Auto-Off on the Fabric/Temperature Selector
display will flash red when the iron is in the auto-off mode. To turn the iron back on,
hold the iron in the horizontal position and gently rock the iron back and forth several
times until the Power Indicator Light is re-illuminated. Select the temperature again.
The iron might have to warm up for a minute if the auto-off feature was activated for an
17 Fill the water tank to the “MAX” level. Do not overfill.
18 Stand the iron on its heel, standing up on a protected surface and plug into the
19 Set the Fabric/Temperature Selector to the Linen/Cotton “ ” setting. Wait until the
light stops flashing. The iron is now on the preset temperature.
20 Hold the iron horizontally over the sink. Turn and hold the Variable Steam Control Dial
all the way to the SELF CLEAN position.
21 Move the iron back and forth. Boiling water and steam will now be ejected from the
holes in the soleplate. Use caution when doing this as the water and the steam are hot
enough to cause burns.
22 Repeat step 19 until the impurities and scale are washed away.
23 Empty any excess water from the tank. Don’t touch the hot surfaces, water or steam
because injury may occur.
24 Release the steam dial and it will automatically go to the Linen/Cotton “ ” setting.
25 Place the iron in upright position and let it cool down.
26 Read all garment care labels before you start ironing. You can also test the
temperature of the iron on a hem or an inside seam.
27 Iron similar fabrics together and in sequence of synthetic fibers, nylon, silk/wool,
polyester, and cotton/linen. This will reduce the need to adjust the temperature
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: 120 Volts, 60 Hz., 1800 Watts
STORAGE AND CARE
28 Always set the Variable Steam Control Dial to “ ” after you have emptied the
29 Allow the iron to cool down before putting it away.
30 Place the iron in the upright position during heating up, cooling down and storage.
31 Avoid any sharp material contacting the soleplate.
32 Every two weeks, clean the exterior of the iron with a damp cloth and wipe dry.
33 If you use spray starch, wipe the soleplate occasionally with a soft, damp cloth to
prevent deposit build-up.
34 If the iron hasn’t been used in a few weeks, hold the iron horizontally and allow
steaming for 2 minutes before ironing.
35 Turn the Fabric/Temperature Selector to “Nylon” and then unplug the iron from the
electrical outlet before pouring water into the iron.
36 Always empty the water in the iron after each use.
37 Never iron or steam clothes while they are being worn.
38 Be very careful when filling the iron with water. Injuries may occur if the hot metal
parts, hot water, or steam are contacted.
This appliance has a polarized plug (one blade is wider than the other).
As a safety feature, this plug will fit into a polarized outlet only one way.
If the plug does not fit ful y into the outlet, reverse the plug. If it stil
does not fit, contact a qualified electrician. Do not attempt to defeat this
The iron doesn’t
An odor is being
emitted from the
new iron or small
Iron should be plugged into a polarized electric outlet only.
Make sure the plug is securely in the socket.
Temperature setting might be too low.
Try turning to a higher setting.
Auto-off feature is activated.
This is normal.
Follow the instructions for first-time use and allow iron to steam
through 2-3 fillings and press the Steam Burst Button occasionally
to eliminate small white particles.
Water tank may be empty or water level is very low. Add water.
Steam control is set on “ ”.
Make sure the Fabric/Temperature Selector setting and the
Variable Steam Control Dial are correctly set. For maximum steam,
set “ ” on steam control dial and the temperature setting should
be set on “Linen/Cotton”.
The soleplate is not hot enough and the anti-drip feature switches
off the steam. Always allow the iron to reach the selected
temperature with the Variable Steam Dial setting at “ ”. For more
steam, turn the Fabric/Temperature Selector to “Linen/Cotton” and
the Variable Steam Control Dial to “ ”.
If the temperature setting and steam control settings are correct
and there is no steam, gently move the iron left or right a couple
of times. Move the Variable Steam Control Dial from “ ” to “ ”
a few times.
Variable Steam Control Dial may be set in “SELF CLEAN” position.
Align the dial from the “ ” to “ ” on the steam setting.
Iron may not be hot enough. Set Fabric/Temperature Selector to
“Linen/Cotton” position. Always allow iron sufficient time to heat up
before activating the Variable Steam Control Dial.
The Steam Burst button may have been overused. Allow more time
between each burst.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
EURO-PRO Operating LLC warrants this product to be free from material defects
and workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase when
utilized for normal household use, subject to the following conditions, exclusions and
The liability of EURO-PRO Operating LLC is limited solely to the cost of the repair
or replacement of the unit at our option. This warranty does not cover normal wear
of parts and does not apply to any unit that has been tampered with or used for
commercial purposes. This limited warranty does not cover damage caused by
misuse, abuse, negligent handling or damage due to faulty packaging or mishandling
in transit. This warranty does not cover damage or defects caused by or resulting
from damages from shipping or repairs, service or alteration to the product or any
of its parts, which have been performed by a repair person not authorized by
EURO-PRO Operating LLC.
If your appliance fails to operate properly while in use under normal household
conditions within the warranty period, you may return the complete appliance and
accessories with proof of purchase and date, freight prepaid. For customer service
support, call 1-800-798-7398 or visit our website at www.sharkclean.com.
If the appliance is found by EURO-PRO Operating LLC to be defective, in EURO-PRO
Operating LLC’s sole discretion, we will repair or replace it free of charge. Proof of
purchase date and check made payable to EURO-PRO Operating LLC in the amount
of $12.95 to cover the cost of return shipping and handling must be included.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser of the unit and excludes all
other legal, implied and/or conventional warranties. The responsibility of EURO-PRO
Operating LLC if any, is limited to the specific obligations expressly assumed by it
under the terms of this Limited Warranty. In no event is EURO-PRO Operating LLC
liable for incidental or consequential damages to anyone of any nature whatsoever.
Some states do not permit the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above may not apply to you.
This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state or province to province.
*IMPORTANT: Carefully pack item to avoid damage in shipping. Be sure to include
proof of purchase date and to attach a tag to item before packing including your
name, complete address and phone number with a note giving purchase information,
model number and what you believe is the problem with the item. We recommend
you insure the package (as damage in shipping is not covered by your warranty).
Mark the outside of your package “ATTENTION CUSTOMER SERVICE”. We are
constantly striving to improve our products, therefore the specifications contained
herein are subject to change without notice.
CAUTION! TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK OR OTHER INJURY, before filling the iron with
water, make sure that the plug is removed from the outlet.
WARNING: Never fill the iron with fabric conditioner, starches, or any other solution, as
these will damage the steam mechanism. Do not use contaminated water.
CAUTION! TO AVOID FIRE, never leave iron unattended while it is plugged in.
CAUTION! TO PREVENT ELECTRIC SHOCK, never use the iron in a location where it
can fall or be pulled into water or any other liquid. If the iron falls into water or any other
liquid, unplug it immediately. DO NOT reach into the water or liquid.
WARNING: Never use scouring pads, abrasive or chemical cleaners, or solvents to
clean the exterior or soleplate of your iron. Doing so will scratch and/or damage the
CAUTION! DO NOT aim iron at face, towards yourself, or anyone else while using or
adjusting steam. Burns or serious injury may occur.
1. To avoid a circuit overload, do not operate another high-wattage appliance on the
2. If an extension cord is absolutely necessary, use a 15-ampere cord. Cords rated for less
amperage may overheat. Use care to arrange the cord so that it cannot be pulled or
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING YOUR IRON
When using your iron, basic safety precautions should always be followed,
including the following:
1. Use iron only for its intended use.
2. To protect against risk of electrical shock, do not immerse the iron in water or other
3. DO NOT yank cord to disconnect from outlet. Grasp plug and pull to disconnect.
4. DO NOT allow cord to touch hot surfaces. Set the Fabric/Temperature Selector Button
to “Nylon” before unplugging the iron. Let iron cool completely before putting away. Loop
cord loosely around iron when storing.
5. Always disconnect iron from electrical outlet when filling with water, emptying, or when
not in use.
DO NOT operate iron with a damaged cord, after the iron has been dropped or damaged
in any manner, or if it is leaking. To avoid the risk of electric shock, do not disassemble the
iron. Return to EURO-PRO Operating LLC for examination, repair, or adjustment. Incorrect
reassembly can cause the risk of electric shock when the iron is used.
IMPORTANT: This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge.
Close Supervision is necessary for any appliance being used near children. DO NOT
leave iron unattended while connected or on an ironing board.
8. Burns can occur from touching hot metal parts, hot water, or steam. Use caution when
you turn a steam iron upside down; there may be hot water in the reservoir.
9. When placing the iron in its upright position, ensure that the surface on which the iron is
placed is stable. Never use or rest the iron on an unstable surface.
10. While the iron is hot, never set iron on an unprotected surface - even if it is on its heel
11. Always store your iron standing upright, not on the soleplate. If stored face down, even
the smallest amount of moisture will cause the soleplate to corrode and stain.
12. This appliance is for household use only.
that the symbol
above on the
of your garment
Wool or Silk
1 Stainless Steel Soleplate
2 Water Inlet Door
3 Spray Button
4 Fabric/Temperature Selector
5 Spray Nozzle
6 Steam Burst Button
7 Variable Steam/Self-Clean
8 Water Level Window
9 LED Indicator Light
10 Pivot Cord
11 Anti-Drip Function (not shown)
12 Built-In Anti-Calcium Filter
This manual covers model numbers:
GI505 55, GI505C 55, GI505WM 55
Euro-Pro Operating LLC
Newton, MA 02459
COPYRIGHT© EURO-PRO OPERATING LLC 2013
PRINTED IN CHINA
Illustrations may differ from actual product.
Euro-Pro and Shark are trademarks of Euro-Pro Operating LLC.
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