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WARRANTY
Steamglide Iron
RHC909
INSTRUCTIONS & WARRANTY
RHC909_IB_100112
Spectrum Brands Australia Pty Ltd
Locked Bag 3004 Braeside
Victoria 3195 Australia
Customer Service in Australia
TollFree: 1800 623 118
Email: info@spectrumbrands.com.au
Website: www.spectrumbrands.com.au
Spectrum Brands New Zealand Ltd
PO Box 9817 Newmarket
Auckland 1149 New Zealand
Customer Service in New Zealand
TollFree: 0800 736 776
Email: service@spectrumbrands.co.nz
Website: www.spectrumbrands.co.nz
Spectrum Brands Australia Pty Ltd and Spectrum Brands New Zealand Ltd
Warranty Against Defects
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In this warranty:
Australian Consumer Law means the Australian consumer law set out in Schedule 2 to
the Competition and Consumer Act 2010;
CGA means the New Zealand Consumer Guarantees Act 1993;
Goods means the product or equipment which was accompanied by this warranty and
purchased in Australia or New Zealand, as the case may be;
Manufacturer, We or us means:
1. for Goods purchased in Australia, Spectrum Brands Australia Pty Ltd ABN, 78 007 070 573;
or
2. for Goods purchased in New Zealand, Spectrum Brands New Zealand Ltd, as the case
may be, contact details as set out at the end of this warranty;
Supplier means the authorised distributor or retailer of the Goods that sold you the
Goods in Australia or in New Zealand; and
You means you, the original end-user purchaser of the Goods.
1. Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian
Consumer Law, or the CGA. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major
failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You
are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of
acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
2. The benefits provided by this Warranty are in addition to all other rights and
remedies in respect of the Goods which the consumer has under either the
Australian Consumer Law or the CGA. The original purchaser of the Goods is provided
with the following Warranty subject to the Warranty Conditions:
3. We warrant the Goods for all parts defective in workmanship or materials from the
date of purchase (Warranty Period), for the period of:(a) Two (2) years for Russell Hobbs products (see product packaging for details)
(b) Two (2) years with five (5) year motor warranty for Russell Hobbs products (see
product packaging for details)
(c) Limited Lifetime, Ten (10) years for Russell Hobbs cookware.
(d) One (1) year for George Foreman, iRobot, Westinghouse, Black & Decker and
Spectrum Brands products.
If the Goods prove defective within the Warranty Period by reason of improper workmanship
or material, we may, at our own discretion, repair or replace the Goods without charge.
Warranty Conditions
4. The Goods must be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. This
Warranty does not apply should the defect in or failure of the Goods be attributable
to misuse, abuse, accident or non-observance of manufacturer’s instructions on the
part of the user. As far as the law permits, the manufacturer does not accept liability
for any direct or consequential loss, damage or other expense caused by or arising
out of any failure to use the Goods in accordance with the manufacturer’s
instructions.
5. Exhaustible components (such as batteries, filters and brushes) of the Goods are
included under this Warranty only where there is a defect in workmanship or
materials used.
6. The warranty granted under clause 3 is limited to repair or replacement only.
7. Any parts of the Goods replaced during repairs or any product replaced remain the
property of the manufacturer. In the event of the Goods being replaced during the
Warranty Period, the warranty on the replacement Goods will expire on the same
date as for the Warranty Period on the original Goods which are replaced.
8. In order to claim under the warranty granted under clause 3 you must:
(a) Retain this warranty with your receipt/proof of purchase; and
(b) Return the Goods to us at the relevant address or to the Supplier by prepaid
freight within the Warranty Period accompanied with (i) the legible and
unmodified original proof of purchase, which clearly indicates the name and
address of the Supplier, the date and place of purchase, the product name or
other product serial number and (ii) this warranty.
9. This warranty is immediately void if:
(a) Any serial number or appliance plate is removed or defaced;
(b) The Goods have been serviced or otherwise repaired by a person not authorised
to do so by us or where non approved replaced parts are used.
10. The Goods are designed for domestic use only. A limited 90-day Warranty applies to
any industrial or commercial use of the Goods. The Goods must be connected to the
electrical voltage requirements as specified in the ratings label located on the Goods.
11. This warranty does not cover the cost of claiming under the warranty or transport of
the Goods to and from the Supplier or us.
12. This warranty is only valid and enforceable in Australia against Spectrum Brands
Australia Pty Ltd and in New Zealand against Spectrum Brands New Zealand Ltd.
Contact us or the Supplier for further details.
Register your product online
If you live in Australia please visit: www.spectrumbrands.com.au/warranty
If you live in New Zealand Please visit: www.spectrumbrands.co.nz/warranty
Registration of your warranty is not compulsory, it gives us a record of your purchase
AND entitles you to receive these benefits: Product information; Hints and tips; Recipes
and news; Information on special price offers and promotions.
Any questions? Please contact Customer Service for advice.
Congratulations on the purchase of your Russell Hobbs appliance. Each unit is manufactured to
ensure safety and reliability. Before using the appliance for the first time, please read the instruction
booklet carefully and keep it for future reference. Pass it on if you pass on the appliance.
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed.
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1. Cool spray mist nozzle.
2. Water inlet cover.
3. Water inlet.
4. Steam control.
5.
High steam.
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No steam.
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Burst of steam button.
8.
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Cool spray mist button.
14.Heel.
9. Power ON safety light &
Auto Shut-off indicator
light.
15.Water tank.
10.Soft-grip handle.
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11.360° cord swivel.
12.Power cord.
13.Temperature ready light.
16.Water tank 'MAX' level.
17.Temperature control dial.
Self Clean.
19. Mark.
20.Non-stick soleplate.
BEFORE USING FOR THE FIRST TIME
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Fill the water tank with clean water, and then empty the water to ensure the tank is clean
of any manufacturing residues. Refill the tank.
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The iron may give off an odour and small amount of vapour when switched on for the
first time. This is normal and will stop as the element cures.
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Press the burst of steam button 3 or 4 times, to prime and flush clean water through
the burst of steam pump.
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Press the cool spray mist button 3 or 4 times, to prime and flush clean water through
the cool spray mist pump.
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Iron an old piece of dampened cotton fabric or linen, to clean the soleplate.
preparation
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Check for textile care symbols (
) on items to be ironed.
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Iron fabrics needing low temperatures
first, then those that need medium
, and finish with those needing high temperatures
.
temperatures
TEMPERATURE SETTING GUIDE
label marking
cool - nylon, acrylics, polyester, synthetics
temperature dot setting
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warm - wool, polyester mixtures, silk
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hot - cotton, linen
• • • / max
do not iron
NOTE: If the instructions on the fabric label differ from this guide, follow the instructions on
the label.
AUTO SHUT-OFF
Auto Shut-off is a safety mechanism to stop the soleplate from heating when the iron is plugged
in and motionless. It does not turn the iron off.
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The automatic shut-off device will activate in the:
○ Upright position: After approximately 8 minutes
○ Horizontal position: After approximately 30 seconds
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When Auto Shut-off activates, 6 beeps will sound and the Auto Shut-off indicator light will
flash to indicate that the soleplate has stopped heating. Moving the iron will deactivate Auto
Shut-off and the iron will reheat to the set temperature.
FILLING
You may use the iron with tap-water, however if you live in a hard water area, you should use
distilled water (not chemically descaled or softened water).
If you buy distilled water, check it is marked as suitable for use in irons.
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Unplug the iron from the wall power outlet.
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Set the steam control to
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Lift the top of the water inlet cover to open it.
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Hold the iron with the water inlet cover vertical.
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Fill slowly, to let the air in the tank escape, otherwise you
will cause an air lock and the water may overflow.
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Do not fill past ‘MAX’, or water may spill whilst in use.
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Wipe up any spillage.
no steam.
MAX
switching on
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Turn the temperature control dial to ‘minimum’ and set the steam control to
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Sit the iron on its heel.
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Plug the power cord into the wall power outlet, and switch it on. The red power ON
safety light will illuminate.
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Turn the temperature control dial to bring the desired setting on the dial next to the
mark on the tank.
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When the iron reaches the set temperature, the green Temperature Ready light will
illuminate.
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The Temperature Ready light will cycle between red and green as the thermostat
operates to maintain temperature.
no steam.
reducing temperature
This can take time, as the iron has to lose the heat it has built up. It is best to organise your
ironing so that you do not need to reduce the temperature.
steam ironing
When steam ironing, you must set the temperature control dial above silk/wool, to ensure
the iron is in the steam temperature range. Make sure the water tank is full.
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Move the steam control to the setting you want.
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Once the green Temperature ready light
illuminates you can commence ironing.
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MAX
The steam control is variable. Choose
aMAX
position
between the no steam and high steam that
best suits your steam requirements.
Note: When steam ironing at the lower end of the
steam temperature range, it is preferable to set the
TEMPERATURE
TEMPERATURE
steam control to a low steam setting, in order to reduce
CONTROL
DIAL
CONTROL
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the incidence of water droplets.
STEAM CONTROL
STEAM CONTRO
COOL SPRAY MIST
NOTE: Water spotting affects some fabrics. Test this out on a hidden part of the fabric first. The
cool spray mist works with dry or steam ironing, as long as there is water in the tank.
MAX
• Check that there is water in the tank.
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Lift the iron off the fabric.
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Aim the cool spray mist nozzle at the fabric.
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Press the cool spray mist button – you may have to
press it 2 or 3 times to pump water through the system.
burst of steam
TEMPERATURE
CONTROL DIAL
Burst of steam works with both dry and steam ironing, as long as there is water in the tank,
and the temperature control dial is set above silk/wool.
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Check that there is water in the tank.
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Check that the temperature control dial is set above
silk/wool.
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Wait until the green Temperature Ready light illuminates.
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Press the burst of steam button – you may have to
press it 2 or 3 times to pump water through the system.
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Leave 3 seconds between bursts, to allow the iron
temperature to recover.
DRY IRONING
If you are going to be dry ironing only, there is no need to fill the water tank.
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Move the steam control to
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Set the temperature control dial to the desired setting.
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Wait until the green Temperature Ready light illuminates, then commence ironing.
no steam.
VERTICAL STEAMING
Vertical steaming removes wrinkles from hanging clothes, hanging curtains, and MAX
TEMPERATURE
STEAM CONTROL
furnishing fabrics.
CONTROL DIAL
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Check that there is water in the tank.
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Turn the temperature control dial to ‘max’.
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Wait until the green Temperature Ready light illuminates.
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Check that there is nothing behind the fabric that may
be damaged by the steam or heat.
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Check that pockets, turn-ups, and cuffs are empty.
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Hold the iron, with the soleplate vertical, close to (but
not touching) the fabric.
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Press the burst of steam button. You may have to
press it 2 or 3 times to pump water through the
system.
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Leave 3 seconds between bursts, to allow the
temperature to recover.
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after use
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Turn the temperature control dial to ‘minimum’, move the steam control to
steam.
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Unplug the iron.
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Lift the top of the water inlet cover to open it.
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Hold the iron over a sink, turn it upside down, and drain the water from the tank.
CAUTION: The water may be hot.
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Sit the iron on its heel.
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Leave it to cool down completely.
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When it is cold, wipe off any moisture, and close the
water inlet cover.
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Store the iron on its heel, to avoid corrosion and
damage to the soleplate.
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TEMPERATURE
CONTROL DIAL
SELF CLEANING
To prevent residues building up, use the
Self Clean button regularly, at least monthly
in normal water areas, more often in hard water areas. You will require a sink or a large
bowl to catch the water coming out of the soleplate.
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Fill the tank to the ‘MAX’ level.
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Sit the iron on its heel.
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Plug the power cord into the wall power outlet, and switch it on.
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Turn the temperature control dial to ‘max’. Wait until the green Temperature Ready
light illuminates.
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Hold the iron over the basin or bowl, with the soleplate facing down.
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Press the
Self Clean button and hold, whilst gently moving the iron to and fro
over the sink or bowl.
CAUTION: Keep clear of the escaping water and steam.
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Water and steam will wash any residues through the
soleplate, and into the sink or bowl.
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Release the steam control when done.
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Empty the remaining water from the tank.
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Turn the temperature control dial to ‘minimum’, move
the steam control to no steam.
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Unplug the iron, and sit the iron on its heel to cool.
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When it is cold, wipe off any moisture.
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Store the iron on its heel, to avoid corrosion and
damage to the soleplate.
CLEANING
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Unplug the iron when not in use, and before cleaning.
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Allow the iron to cool down completely before cleaning and storing away.
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Wipe outer surfaces with a damp cloth. If necessary, use a little dishwashing liquid.
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Remove spots, or burnt on fabrics, by ironing a damp cotton or linen cloth with the
iron hot. Take care not to scratch the soleplate.
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Do not immerse the iron in water or any other liquid.
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Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaning agents, solvents or scourers on the soleplate
as these will damage the non-stick coating.
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
When using electrical appliances, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including:
1. To protect against electrical hazards, do not immerse the power cord, plug or
iron in water or any other liquid.
2. Do not use outdoors or in damp or moist areas.
3. Do not touch hot surfaces, always use the appliance handles.
4. This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for
their safety.
5. This appliance must be attended whilst plugged in.
6. Ensure the iron is standing on its heel and with the soleplate clear of any surrounding objects
when switching on.
7. Ensure the iron is unplugged during filling and emptying.
8. Always turn off and unplug from the wall power outlet when not in use.
9. To avoid possible burns, ensure the appliance is off and has cooled before cleaning.
10. To disconnect, turn off the wall power outlet, then grasp and pull the plug from the wall outlet.
Never pull by the cord.
11. Do not operate this appliance with a damaged cord/plug or after the appliance has been
dropped, damaged or has malfunctioned in any manner. Contact Customer Service for
examination, adjustment, repair or replacement.
12. There are no user serviceable parts. If power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
13. Do not use on an inclined or unstable surface.
14. Keep the iron and the power cord away from the edge of tables or countertops and out of
reach of children and infirm persons.
15. Ensure the power cord does not present a tripping hazard.
16. Do not place on or near any heat sources.
17. Follow the instructions when cleaning this appliance.
18. Do not use this appliance for other than its intended purpose.
19. Do not leave the iron unattended when switched on or where it may be touched by children or
infirm persons while it is still hot.
20. This appliance is not a toy. Children should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the
appliance.
21. This appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or separate
remote control system.
22. For added safety, electrical appliances should be connected to a power outlet that is
protected by a residual current device (RCD), also often referred to as a ‘Safety Switch’. Your
switchboard may already incorporate an RCD. If unsure, call an electrician for verification and
fitting if necessary.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. THIS APPLIANCE IS FOR HOUSEHOLD USE ONLY.
NOTES:
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