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Using your Laurastar

What water should i use with my Laurastar?

Laurastar products have been designed to work only with tap water. Please note that no additives should be added at any time such as perfumed water, water containing chemical products, or water collected in the dryer as these may damage your Laurastar products.

Distilled water is not recommended because it is too pure and does not contain any minerals and thus no conductibility. The absence of conductibility will prevent the probe inside the boiler detecting the water level. It is thus advised to use tap water only.

With tap water it is recommended to use the Laurastar granules or anti-scale cartridges, which prevent limescale, filter salts, and are anti-corrosive. The granules and anti-scale cartridges help prolong the life span of your Laurastar.

Please note that if you are equipped with a water softener at home, your Laurastar products will also benefit from the granules and anti-scale cartridges.

Granules and anti-scale cartridges can be purchased on Laurastar’s online store and in selected Laurastar partner stores.

When and how do i replace the anti-scale cartridge or the anti-scale granules?

There are 2 anti-scale systems for Laurastar products which vary by models: anti-scale cartridges and anti-scale granules for anti-scale water filters.

1) If you own a Laurastar steam generator Laurastar Lift or Laurastar Lift +:

The anti-scale cartridge should be replaced when the red indicator light for the cartridge is turned on and a warning tone sounds.

Lift the cover of the water tank and remove the water tank by pulling on its cover. Empty out the water and remove the used anti-scale cartridge. Insert a new anti-scale cartridge and fill the water tank with tap water. Finally, validate the change by pressing the change cartridge switch.

Anti-scale cartridges can be purchased on Laurastar’s online store and in selected Laurastar partner stores.

2) If you own a Laurastar ironing system Laurastar Go or Laurastar Go +:
Use the external filter which allows you to filter tap water before it is used for ironing. Anti-scale granules for anti-scale water filter should be replaced when they turn completely brown.

Remove the filter part, lift the lid and throw the the used granules in the bin. Clean thoroughly the filter, fill it up with a new anti-scale granule refill and place the lid back on. Put back the filter and fill it with cold water up to the MAX level.
Anti-scale granules refills can be purchased on Laurastar’s online store and in selected Laurastar partner stores.

 

 

3) If you own a Laurastar ironing system (such as Laurastar S4a, Laurastar S5a, Laurastar S6a, Laurastar S7a or Laurastar Pulse):
Anti-scale granules for anti-scale water filter should be replaced when they turn completely brown. To replace them, take out the cold water tank and remove the filter. Take off the lower section and throw the used granules in the bin. Clean the filter thoroughly then refill the lower section with a new whole sachet of granules and replace the cover. Reattach the lower part from below. Put back the filter in the water tank and fill it with cold water up to the MAX level. Then place the water tank back in its holder.
Anti-scale granules refills can be purchased on Laurastar’s online store and in selected Laurastar partner stores.

 

 

How do i fill the water tank of my Laurastar?

1) If you own a Laurastar steam generator Laurastar Lift or Laurastar Lift +: 

1. Lift the cover of the water tank
2. Keep the cover of the water tank open
3. Remove the water tank by pulling on its cover
4. Fill the tank with tap water

Then, to put back the water tank:

1. Lift the cover of the water tank.
2. Keep the cover open.
3. Push the water tank back into its place, with the cover open, then close the cover.


2) If you own a Laurastar ironing system Laurastar Go or Laurastar Go +:

1. Check that the plug is disconnected.
2. Set the board to its highest position.
3. Fill the refill bottle supplied with water. Equipped with an anti-overflow mechanism, it will stop filling up when the water tank is full (the capacity of the bottle is greater than that of the boiler).
4. Unscrew the refill cap and place the mouth of the bottle in the hole.
5 Briefly squeeze the bottle to start the water flowing.
6. When full, carefully screw the refill cap back on.


3) If you own a Laurastar ironing system (such as Laurastar S4a, Laurastar S5a, Laurastar S6a, Laurastar S7a or Laurastar Pulse):

Remove the water tank without switching off the ironing system, fill it with cold tap water up to the MAX level then put the water tank back in the boiler.

 

 

How often should i rinse the boiler of my Laurastar?

1) If you own a steam generator Laurastar Lift or Laurastar Lift +:

These should be drained at minimum every 10hrs of use & each time you change the anti-scale cartridge.

To rinse the boiler, follow the instructions in the instruction manual provided with your new product. The user manual is also available on the Laurastar website.

 

2) If you own an ironing system (such as Laurastar Go, Laurastar Go +, Laurastar S4a, Laurastar S5a, Laurastar S6a, Laurastar S7a or Laurastar Pulse):

The boiler should be rinsed with warm tap water before its first use and then every month thereafter (or every 10 hours of ironing). The ironing system should be cool, switched off and unplugged.

Warning: Never use scaling or other chemical products; rinse the boiler with water only!
To rinse the boiler, follow the instructions in the instruction manual provided with your new product. The user manual is also available on the Laurastar website.

 

 

How do i adjust the temperature of my Laurastar iron?

Set the thermostat to  • • or  • • •  depending on what kind of fabric you are ironing.

It will take around 2 minutes for the iron to reach the desired temperature.
Tip: before ironing or after an extended break, press the steam button away from your fabrics 2 or 3 times to get rid of condensed water in the steam cord and to prevent water marks on the clothes.

 

How do i unclog the holes in the iron soleplate?

Clean the holes where steam comes out of the iron when they are clogged or there is scaling using the cleaning tool provided with your Laurastar. Then press the iron’s steam button 2 or 3 times, while pointing it away from the fabric, to release any condensation from the iron and prevent water marks on your clothes.

Please use a suitable alternative such as a paper clip if you have lost your cleaning tool.

 

 

How do i clean the iron soleplate if it is dirty or marked?

If the soleplate is dirty or marked, clean it with the Laurastar cleaning mat (it can be purchased on Laurastar’s online store and in selected Laurastar partner stores).

Stubborn marks can be cleaned using an abrasive sponge. Then get rid of the aluminium oxide under the soleplate by cleaning it with a damp cloth.

 

 

How do i open and set up my Laurastar?

If you own a Laurastar ironing system (such as Laurastar S4a, Laurastar S5a, Laurastar S6a, Laurastar S7a or Laurastar Pulse):

– Set up the board and insert the steam cord holder into the special opening.
– Remove the iron from its box and place it on the iron rest.
– Hook the steam cord into its holder.

 

– Place the cover over the rear of the board and adjust it.

 

 

– Adjust the height of the board using the handles. To lower the board, use the adjustment lever. To raise it, lift the board back up with your arms.

 

 

– Move your open board using its wheels by lifting it at the edge.

 

 

How to start using my Laurastar?

1) If you own a steam generator Laurastar Lift or Laurastar Lift +:

– Plug it in then press the on/off switch; the white indicator light will flash for 3 minutes.
– When the white light stops flashing, the Laurastar Lift is ready.

2) If you own an ironing system Laurastar Go or Laurastar Go +:

– Insert the plug in the socket.
– Press the On/Off switch, the blue indicator light will flash for 8 to 10 minutes.
– When the blue indicator light stops flashing and remains on, the appliance is ready.

3) If you own a Laurastar ironing system (such as Laurastar S4a, Laurastar S5a, Laurastar S6a, Laurastar S7a or Laurastar Pulse):

– Insert the plug in the socket.
– Press the on/off switch to turn on the ironing system. Wait 3 to 6 minutes until the green indicator light comes on and the orange light goes off.

Tip: before ironing or after an extended break, press the steam button away from your fabrics 2 or 3 times to get rid of condensed water in the steam cord and to prevent water marks on the clothes.

How do I switch off and store away my Laurastar?

1) You possess a steam generator Laurastar Lift or Laurastar Lift +:

  • Switch off the appliance by pressing the on/off switch and unplugging the plug from the outlet.
  • Let the steam station cool down for at least 2 hours before storing it away. Water can be left in the tank until the next use.

To store it away:

  • Remove the iron protective soleplate when it is still hot and place it on a heat-resistant surface. Clean it once it has cooled down.
  • Place the insulating mat back on the station, then the iron.
  • Roll the electric cable, as well as the steam cord around the appliance. For the Laurastar Lift + models, pull on the electric cable to activate the automatic roll-up and wrap the steam cord around the appliance.

 


2) If you own an ironing system Laurastar Go or Laurastar Go +:

  • To switch off your Laurastar, press the on/off switch, unplug the appliance and then remove the steam cord holder. Water may be left in the ironing system until the next use.
  • Place the iron in the basket and slide the basket underneath the board.

Warning: Let the appliance cool down for at least 2 hours before storing it away.

  • Lift the ironing board horizontally, holding it by both ends. The weight of the steam generator will cause the appliance to close; if necessary, guide it with your foot. Close the board vertically.


3) If you own a Laurastar ironing system (such as Laurastar S4a, Laurastar S5a, Laurastar S6a, Laurastar S7a or Laurastar Pulse):

  • To switch off your Laurastar, press the on/off switch and unplug the appliance.
  • Remove the iron protective soleplate when it is still hot and place it on a heat-resistant surface. Clean it once it has cooled down.
  • Put away the hot iron in its security box and close it.
  • Remove and place the steam cord holder in its horizontal position.
  • Adjust the board to its highest position, fold it and store it away.

Tip: Check for any condensation under the cover before tidying it away and leave it to dry, if necessary.

Warning: if the ironing system is stored away face up, the cold water tank must first be emptied.

 

 

When and how do i replace the seals of the refill cap and the drain cap?

Refill and drain cap seals should be replaced in the event of wear and tear. Just call Laurastar Consumer Service to get these seals free of charge.

Informations on other Laurastar products

To obtain information on other Laurastar appliances, please contact Laurastar Consumer Service (1800 999 910). Click here for contact details.

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