Shark Shark Ultimate Professional Iron - GI505 User's Manual

Shark Garment Care User's Manual - Shark Ultimate Professional Iron - GI505.
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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 

temperature.

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.

ANTI-DRIP FUNCTION
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.

ANTI-CALCIUM
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 

extended time.

SELF-CLEANING
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 

electrical outlet.

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.

USEFUL TIPS
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 

frequently.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: 120 Volts, 60 Hz., 1800 Watts

IRONING GUIDE

FEATURES

STORAGE AND CARE
28   Always set the Variable Steam Control Dial to “     ” after you have emptied the  

water tank.

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.

ALWAYS REMEMBER
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. 

TROUBLE SHOOTING

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 

safety feature.

The iron doesn’t 

heat up

An odor is being 

emitted from the 

new iron or small 

particles are 

coming out

Iron doesn’t 

steam

Water droplets 

coming from 

steam vents.

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 

exceptions.
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 

surface.

 

 CAUTION! DO NOT aim iron at face, towards yourself, or anyone else while using or 

adjusting steam. Burns or serious injury may occur.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

1.   To avoid a circuit overload, do not operate another high-wattage appliance on the  

same circuit.

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 

tripped over. 

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 

liquids.

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.

6.  

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.

7.  

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 childrenDO 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 

rest.

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.

GI505series_55.E.F.130822.2

FABRIC TYPE

LABEL

INDICATION

FABRIC/TEMP.

SELECTOR

STEAM

CONTROL

BURST OF

STEAM

SPRAY

Please note 

that the symbol 

above on the 

label 

of your garment 

means that 

THE ARTICLE 

CANNOT BE 

IRONED

NO

NO

NO

YES

YES

YES

YES

YES

Nylon

Wool or Silk

Polyester

Linen or 

Cotton 

Nylon

Wool/Silk

Polyester

Linen/Cotton

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  

Dial

8  Water Level Window
9  LED Indicator Light
10   Pivot  Cord
11   Anti-Drip  Function
 (not shown)
12   Built-In Anti-Calcium Filter 

(not shown)

9

1

2

3

5

8

4

6

7

10

7

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This manual covers model numbers: 

GI505 55, GI505C 55, GI505WM 55
Euro-Pro Operating LLC  

Newton, MA 02459 

1-800-798-7398
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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