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RN42221MUK Rev4
Steam Generator
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Important safety instructions
This appliance can be used by children aged from
8 years and above and persons with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of
experience or knowledge if they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance in a safe way and understand the
hazards involved. Children shall not play with the
appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall
not be made by children without supervision.
• Keep the steam generator and its cord out of reach
of children less than 8 years of age at all times.
• The steam generator must not be left unattended
while it is connected to the supply mains.
• The steam generator must be used and rested on
a stable surface.
• When placing the iron on the steam generator base
or on its heel, ensure that the surface on which the
heel or base is placed is stable.
• The steam generator is not to be used if it has been
dropped, if there are visible signs of damage or it
is leaking.
• The filling aperture may be opened during use, due
to the design of the system.
CAUTION - HOT: Burns can occur from
touching hot parts, hot water or steam,
or the iron rest plate.
• WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not
immerse appliance in water / liquid.
• Check that the voltage on the rating plate of your
appliance corresponds with your house electricity supply
which must be A.C. (Alternating current).
• Do not operate with a damaged steam/supply cord or
grommet, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its
service agent or similarly qualified person in order to
avoid a hazard.
• Do not let the mains lead come into contact with the hot
soleplate of the iron.
• Should the fuse in the mains plug require changing, a 13
amp BS1362 fuse must be fitted.
• WARNING: This appliance must be earthed.
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Steam generator overview
Steam boost button
(certain models only)
(11) Cord storage groove
Filling cap
(12) Cord clamp
Steam trigger
Detachable water tank
(13) Boiler key
Temperature dial
Control panel (see below)
(14) Boiler screw
(10) Base unit
Temperature indicator light
(15) Boiler cap
Control panel (9) overview
On/Off button 16
Power indicator light 17
Low water level indicator light 18
Descaling indicator light 19
Steam supply cord 23
On/Off button (16) and
Power indicator light (17)
Connect to a mains outlet and press the On/Off
Button (16). The power indicator light (17) will
illuminate and the low steam level button (20) will
flash. To turn off, press and hold the On/Off Button
(16) for 3 seconds. All indicator lights will go out.
Low water level indicator light (18)
If the water level is too low, the low water level
indicator light (18) will illuminate. See ‘Filling’ on
page 6.
20 Low steam level button
21 Medium steam level button
22 High steam level button
24 Power cord
Descaling indicator light (19)
If the boiler requires descaling, the descaling
indicator light (19) will illuminate. If this happens,
see ‘Cleaning the boiler’ on page 6.
Steam level buttons (Low 20 / Med 21 / High 22)
Press the relevant button to select your desired
steam level: low (20), medium (21) or high (22).
See ‘Using the Steam Generator for steam ironing’
on page 5.
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Temperature guide
Heat setting markings on the temperature dial of all Morphy Richards irons match those of the International
Textile Care Labelling Code
Control dial
Steam level setting
(see step 4 of
‘Using the Steam
Generator for
steam ironing’ on
page 5)
(120°C Max) Cool
(160°C Max) Warm
(210°C Max) Hot
No steam
(see ‘Dry ironing’
on page 6)
Medium / High
Do not iron
Nylon, Acetates,
synthetic fabrics
Iron on wrong side,
if moisture
required, use
damp cloth
(not Acetate)
Wool, Polyester
MAX setting
Cotton, Linen
Rayon, Rayon
Fabrics requiring
this setting usually
require steam
Without steam
Before use
Locate the steam generator horizontally on the
iron rest plate of your ironing board (if large
enough) or on a heat resistant stand at the same
height as your ironing board or below it. Always
ensure the steam generator is on a firm surface
when ironing.
Remove any protective cover from the soleplate
(4) and the base unit, if any.
WARNING: Do not use the product on a
surface which could be damaged by heat or
steam such as a worktop or a polished wood
If in doubt, contact Morphy Richards.
Unwind and straighten the power cord (24) and
steam supply cord (23).
Textiles and clothes should carry ironing
instructions. If not, follow the temperature guide
above, but test the temperature by ironing the
hem of the garment or similar discreet area first.
It is advised to begin with ‘cool’ fabrics and work
up to higher settings. An iron heats up quicker
than it cools down so you’ll save time and
If you turn the temperature dial down from a hot
setting to a cooler setting, wait until the iron
temperature has stabilised before you continue
NOTE: Hold the base with both hands when
handling and moving the unit, as the water tank is
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Using the Steam Generator for steam ironing
If steam ironing, remove the detachable water
tank (8), lift the filling cap (7), and fill with water
to the max fill line. Replace the water tank.
Plug the appliance into a mains outlet and press
the On/Off button (16) to activate the unit.
Turn the temperature dial (3) to suit the garment
(see Temperature guide on page 4). The
temperature indicator light (5) illuminates until
the temperature is reached. Begin ironing when
the temperature indicator light (5) goes out. If
you turn the temperature dial (3) down, wait until
the temperature indicator light (5) illuminates and
then goes off again.
Press the relevant steam button (20/21/22) to
select desired steam level. The steam button will
stop flashing and illuminate constantly when the
steam level is reached.
For a strong, continuous flow of steam during
ironing, press and hold the steam trigger (2) to
deliver steam through the soleplate.
WARNING: The steam supply cord (23) will
get hot during use.
Steam boost button (certain models only)
The steam boost function is ideal for relaxing the
fibres of tougher fabrics (like jeans and linen) and
getting rid of those stubborn, hard to reach creases.
To produce a quick, powerful shot of steam during
ironing, simply press and release the steam boost
button (1).
NOTE: After using the steam boost function, your
steam generator iron will require up to 5 seconds to
reheat before it can produce a second boost of
steam. If you require a high level of constant steam,
choose the appropriate steam level and use the
steam trigger (2) as instructed above.
Do not combine the two steam functions. Using the two buttons together will interrupt the flow of
steam and may result in the constant steam cutting out completely. For optimum steam output, use
each steam function separately and as detailed above.
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Auto shut-off (certain models only)
If either the steam boost button (1) (certain
models only) or the steam trigger (2) is unused
for 10 minutes, the product will automatically turn
off, both for safety and to save energy.
To restart, press the On/Off button (16) (see step
2 of ‘Using the Steam Generator for steam
ironing’ on page 5) and wait for the temperature
to rise again.
Never use battery topping up fluid or water
containing any substances like starch, sugar,
fragrant additives or defrosted water from a
Steam function
Re-filling during use
During steaming, small amounts of water may be
ejected from the soleplate. This is normal and can
be avoided by using the steam for short amounts
of time and only when the iron is at the correct
temperature (the temperature indicator light (5)
on the iron goes out when ready).
If the water level is too low, the low water level
indicator light (18) will illuminate, a buzzer will
sound, and the unit will not produce steam. If this
happens, disconnect the water tank and refill
with water.
Sudden jolts of the boiler unit can also cause
water droplets on the soleplate; therefore, do not
move the base unit during ironing. We
recommend for first time ironing that you iron
over an old towel.
NOTE: The product may occasionally produce a
pumping sound during steam ironing. This is
normal and is caused by water being pumped
through the steam generator.
Vertical steam
Vertical steam is useful for removing creases from
hanging clothes, curtains, wall hangings, etc.
Hold the iron between 1cm and 2cm away from
the item and press either the steam boost button
(1) (certain models only) or the steam trigger (2).
Dry ironing
To use your steam generator as a dry iron only,
follow steps 2 and 3 of ‘Using the Steam
Generator for steam ironing’ on page 5. You do
not need to put water in the tank or select a
steam level. Press either the steam boost button
(1) (certain models only) or the steam trigger (2)
at least once every 10 minutes, or the product
will automatically turn off.
WARNING: Do not use the vertical steam
feature on clothes that are being worn.
Cleaning the boiler
When the boiler requires descaling, the descaling
indicator light (19) will illuminate. When this
happens, the boiler must be manually rinsed out
with clean water until all the scale is removed. The
indicator light will go out only after the scale has
been removed.
WARNING: Never remove the boiler screw (14)
when the steam generator is hot.
Unplug the appliance from the mains outlet and
leave to cool for two hours.
Remove the detachable water tank (8) and rest the
iron (6) on its heel on a firm surface next to a sink.
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Hold the base unit (10) firmly with both hands and
shake well.
Turn the base unit (10) upside-down and pull
back the boiler cap (15). Unscrew the boiler
screw (14) with the boiler key (13), which is
attached to the underside of the base unit. If the
screw is a bit too tight to undo, try using a large
screwdriver or a socket and wrench set for more
Emptying and storing
Allow the appliance to cool. Empty the water from
the water tank (8) by removing it from the base
unit (10) and opening the filling cap (7). Once the
water tank is empty, re-attach it to the base unit.
If the steam generator is not going to be used for
a long time, also empty the boiler as instructed,
see ‘Cleaning the boiler’ on page 6.
To store, pull the cord clamp (12) outwards. Wrap
the power cord (24) and steam supply cord (23)
around the base unit in the cord storage groove (11).
Secure the cord in place with the cord clamp (12).
Avoid kinking of cables, particularly at the exit from
the base unit.
Hold the base unit (10) over the sink, turn the unit
the correct way up to empty all water and loose
scale from the boiler into the sink.
Using clean water, refill and empty the boiler
repeatedly until all scale has been rinsed out.
Replace the boiler screw, ensuring it is tightened
fully. Replace the boiler cap, boiler key, water tank
and iron to the base unit.
WARNING: Ensure the boiler is empty before
replacing the boiler screw (14).
The descaling indicator light (19) will extinguish
the next time you use the product. Please wait for
up to one minute whilst it pumps water and
registers that the boiler has been cleaned.
To clean a coated soleplate
Do not use scouring powder or solution as this
could cause damage to the coating.
If any man-made fibres fuse to the soleplate (4),
set the iron at the MAX position and pass it over a
clean piece of cotton to draw the deposit off the
To clean the exterior
Allow the unit to cool and wipe over with a damp
cloth and mild detergent, then wipe dry.
Contact us
If you are having a problem with your appliance,
please call our Helpline, as we are more likely to
be able to help than the store you purchased the
item from. Please have the product name, model
number and serial number to hand when you call
to help us deal with your enquiry quicker.
UK Helpline: 0844 871 0960
IRE Helpline: 1800 409 119
0844 873 0726
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Registering your 2 year
Your standard 1 year guarantee is extended for an
additional 12 months when you register the product within
28 days of purchase with Morphy Richards. If you do not
register the product with Morphy Richards within 28 days,
your product is guaranteed for 1 year. To validate your 2
year guarantee register with us online at
Morphy Richards shall not be liable to replace or repair the
goods under the terms of the guarantee where:
1 The fault has been caused or is attributable to accidental
use, misuse, negligent use or used contrary to the
manufacturer’s recommendations or where the fault has
been caused by power surges or damage caused in
Or call our customer registration line
2 The appliance has been used on a voltage supply other
3 Repairs have been attempted by persons other than our
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N.B. Each qualifying product needs to be registered with
Morphy Richards individually.
Please note that the 2 year guarantee is only available in
the UK and Ireland. Please refer to the 1 year guarantee
for more information.
than that stamped on the products.
service staff (or authorised dealer).
4 The appliance has been used for hire purposes or non
domestic use.
5 The appliance is second hand.
6 Morphy Richards reserves the right not to carry out any
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type of servicing under the guarantee at its discretion
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It is important to retain the retailer’s receipt as proof of
purchase. Staple your receipt to this back cover for future
Please quote the following information if the product
develops a fault. These numbers can be found on the base
of the product.
Model no.
Serial no.
All Morphy Richards products are individually tested before
leaving the factory. In the unlikely event of any appliance
proving to be faulty within 28 days of purchase, it should
be returned to the place of purchase for it to be replaced.
If the fault develops after 28 days and within 12 months of
original purchase, you should contact the Helpline number
quoting Model number and Serial number on the product,
or write to Morphy Richards at the address shown.
You may be asked to return a copy of proof of purchase.
Subject to the exclusions set out below (see Exclusions),
the faulty appliance will then be repaired or replaced as
appropriate and dispatched usually within 7 working days
of receipt.
If, for any reason, this item is replaced or repaired during
the 1 year guarantee period, the guarantee on the new
item will be calculated from original purchase date.
Therefore it is vital to retain your original till receipt or
invoice to indicate the date of initial purchase.
makers are not covered by the guarantee.
8 Batteries and damage from leakage are not covered by
the guarantee.
• This guarantee does not confer any rights other than those
expressly set out above and does not cover any claims for
consequential loss or damage. This guarantee is offered
as an additional benefit and does not affect your statutory
rights as a consumer. Morphy Richards products are
intended for household use only. See usage limitations
within the location safety instructions.
Morphy Richards has a policy of continuous improvement
in product quality and design. The company, therefore
reserves the right to change the specification of
its models at any time.
For electrical products sold within the
European Community. At the end of the
electrical products useful life, it should not be
disposed of with household waste.
Please recycle where facilities exist. Check
with your Local Authority or retailer for
recycling advice in your country
To qualify for the 1 year guarantee, the appliance must
have been used according to the instructions supplied.
For example, water should be emptied after each use.
The After Sales Division
Morphy Richards Ltd
South Yorkshire,
England, S64 8AJ
0844 871 0960
1800 409 119
0844 873 0726