Using the iron for the first time: You may notice some unevenness on the roller. This is normal, and will smooth itself out after approx. 3 hours of use. This will keep the under padding mostly free of creases. Testing the finger guard The finger guard is a safety feature, and should be checked every time the rotary iron is used With the iron turned on, press the foot pedal all the way down. The heater plate comes down onto the rotating roller If you lift the finger guard now, the roller stops rotating and the heater plate rises Let goof the finger guard and remove your foot from the foot pedal Now press the foot pedal down again. The heater plate lowers and the roller rotates.