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RN300280MUK Rev1
Steam Iron
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If you experience any problems with this iron, do not return to the store.
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UK: 0344 871 0944
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We do stock spare filler lids for this iron, so if you need a replacement please call 0344 873 0710.
IMPORTANT: To prevent limescale damage we recommend a combination of 50%
tap water and 50% distilled water. This is particularly important if you live in a hard
water area. Never use scented water in your iron.
Failure to maintain your iron will invalidate your guarantee.
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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
• Children shall not play with the appliance.
• Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made
by children without supervision.
• Keep the iron and its cord out of reach of children
less than 8 years of age at all times.
• The iron must not be left unattended while it is
connected to the supply mains.
• The plug must be removed from the socket before
filling the iron with water.
• The iron must be used and rested on a stable
• When placing the iron on its heel, ensure that the
surface on which the heel is placed is stable.
• The iron is not to be used if it has been dropped, if
there are visible signs of damage or it is leaking.
• The filling aperture must not be opened during use.
CAUTION - HOT: Burns can occur from
touching hot parts, hot water or steam.
Electrical requirements and mains cable
• 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 supply cord or
grommet, it must be replaced by the manufacturer,
its service agent or similarly qualified person in order
to avoid a hazard.
• WARNING: To avoid electric shock, do not
immerse appliance in water / liquid.
• WARNING: Misuse of the appliance could cause
personal injury.
• 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 iron overview
Variable steam switch
Water spray button
Steam boost button
Auto shut-off indicator
(certain models only)
Self clean position
Filling hole with cap
Spray nozzle
Temperature dial
(10) Temperature indicator
(11) Water tank
(12) Iron heel
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 3 of
‘Using the iron for
steam ironing’ on
page 4)
Do not iron
(120°C Max) Cool
(160°C Max) Warm
(210°C Max) Hot
No steam
(see ‘Dry ironing’
on page 5)
Medium / High
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
With water in tank
Steam/spray/shot of steam
Dry and spray
Without water in tank
Dry ironing
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Using the iron
1) Filling the tank
Before first use, remove all packaging, including the protective cover on the soleplate. Make sure the
iron is not plugged in. Set the variable steam switch (1) to ‘O’. Fill the water tank (11) via the filling hole
(6). The MAX graphic on the side of the water tank has two positions, allowing the tank to be filled in
either a horizontal or tilted position. To fill the tank with the maximum amount of water, we recommend
the iron is tilted whilst being filled.
Never use battery topping up fluid or water containing any substances like starch, sugar, fragrant
additives or defrosted water from a refrigerator.
NOTE: Please see point 2 of ‘Exclusions’ on page 8.
2) Temperature Selection
3) Selecting the steam level
Plug in the iron and switch on at the mains.
Set the temperature dial (9) to the temperature
required (see ‘Temperature Guide’ on page 3).
The temperature indicator light (10) will illuminate
until the required temperature is reached, then it
will turn off.
Tip: We recommend the temperature indicator
light is allowed to illuminate and extinguish twice
before you begin ironing.
The temperature indicator light will switch on and
off whilst you are ironing.
Tip: Begin with cool fabrics and work up to
higher settings. An iron heats up quicker than it
cools down so this will save you time and energy.
4) Using the water spray
For stubborn creases, use the water spray
button (2).
If using for the first time, you may need to
press this a few times to pull the water
Vary the steam output
using the variable steam
switch (1).
Only use the steam
function on heavy fabrics
and when the temperature
dial is set within the
shaded area (as shown,
5) Steam boost
Press the steam boost button (3) for an extra
steam burst for stubborn creases / heavy fabrics.
NOTE: If you need to use the steam boost whilst
dry ironing, check the temperature dial (9) is set
within the steam range.
NOTE: For optimum steam quality, do not operate
the shot more than three times in succession.
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Features of your iron
Dry ironing
Anti-scale system
Your iron can be used for dry ironing. Set the
variable steam switch (1) to ‘O’ and set the
temperature dial (9) as desired (see page 3).
You won’t need water in the tank unless using
the water spray or steam boost features.
This system reduces scale deposits and helps
prolong the life of the iron.
Vertical steam
Vertical steam is useful for removing creases
from hanging clothes, curtains, etc. Hold the iron
between 1cm and 2cm away from the item and
press the steam boost button (3).
Auto shut-off (certain models only)
The iron will automatically shut down if stationary
in the horizontal position for 1 minute, or in the
vertical position for 8 minutes.
When auto shut-off is activated, the indicator
light (4) will flash.
Anti-drip system (certain models only)
Gently move the iron and it will reheat. Wait for
the iron to heat-up and continue ironing.
This prevents water escaping from the soleplate
(8) when the iron is too cold.
During use, the anti-drip system may emit a loud
click, particularly during heat-up or whilst cooling
down. This is perfectly normal and indicates that
the system is functioning correctly.
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Maintaining your iron
Emptying and storing
Move the variable steam switch (1) to the MAX
Connect to a mains supply outlet.
Set the temperature dial (9) to ‘MAX’. See step 2
of ‘Using your iron for steam ironing’ on page 4.
Leave the iron switched on, rested on its heel (12)
until the temperature indicator light (10) goes out.
WARNING: Keep hands and body away from
the hot soleplate.
Disconnect the iron from the mains supply outlet.
Whilst the iron is still very hot, hold the iron
horizontally over a sink.
CAUTION: The soleplate will still be hot, so
ensure the power cord and plug are kept away
from it and the sink.
Push the variable steam switch (1) fully to the
right and hold in the self clean position (5).
When you have finished ironing, unplug and
empty all water from your iron and set the steam
switch at the ‘O’ position. When cool, store the
iron on its heel with the cord wrapped loosely
around the heel.
NOTE: Please see point 3 of ‘Exclusions’ on page
Cleaning the soleplate
To clean a stainless steel soleplate
We recommend using a generally available
gentle chrome, silver or stainless steel cleaner.
Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
If any man-made fibres fuse to the soleplate (8),
set the iron at the 3-dot position and pass it over
a clean piece of cotton to draw the deposit off
the surface.
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 (8),
set the iron at the MAX position and pass it over
a clean piece of cotton to draw the deposit off
the surface.
To clean the exterior
Allow the unit to cool and wipe over with a damp
cloth and mild detergent, then wipe dry.
Removing Limescale
Your iron has a built in self clean system
designed to keep the water valve, steam
chamber and steam vents clear of lint and
loose mineral deposits.
Half fill the iron with water.
Place the iron on its heel (12).
WARNING: Steam and boiling hot water will
drain from the holes in the soleplate. Keep
hands and body away from the hot water. This
washes away the scale and minerals that have
built up inside the steam chamber.
Whilst still holding the variable steam switch (1)
in the self clean position, gently move the iron
back and forth until the water tank is empty.
When cleaning is complete, move the variable
steam switch back to the ‘O’ position.
Rest your steam iron back on its heel and allow
to fully cool down.
Wipe the soleplate (8) with a cold, damp cloth.
After this cleaning operation, empty out any
remaining water.
IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to descale the
soleplate with descaling products.
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• No power or not heating up.
1. Check the fuse and the fuse rating (should be
2. Try a different appliance in the socket as it may be
the socket that is at fault.
3. Check that the auto shut off has not operated.
4. Check the temperature dial has not been set to
• Overheating or not getting hot enough.
1. Adjust the temperature dial to ensure the setting
matches that recommended on the garment or
refer to the “temperature guide” section.
2. Allow the iron to reach temperature and stabilise
for 1-2 minutes if it has just been plugged in, or
has just been woken up from auto shut off.
• Not steaming or poor steam.
1. Ensure the temperature is set within the steam
band and that the steam level is set to the correct
level (refer to the “temperature guide” section).
2. Check that there is enough water in the tank.
3. If the iron has an auto shut off feature and has
activated, wake up the iron and allow it to reach
temperature before using steam.
4. Perform a self-clean to clear away limescale
inside the iron (refer to “Self Clean” section).
• Dripping from the holes in the soleplate.
1. Ensure the temperature is set within the steam
band (refer to the “temperature guide” section).
The iron will not be hot enough to produce steam
if the temperature is set too low.
2. The steam level should be set lower if the
temperature is set lower (refer to the “temperature
guide” section) to prevent it from dripping.
3. If the iron has an auto shut off feature and has
activated, wake up the iron and allow it to reach
temperature before using steam.
• Tripping Electrics.
1. Try using a different socket.
2. Ensure there are no other appliances being used
on the same set of sockets as the iron.
• The filler cap is broken or does not close properly.
1. Call our helpline to order a new replacement filler
cap to be sent out.
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RN300280MUK Rev1 01/17
Registering your guarantee
Your standard 1 year guarantee is extended for an
additional 2 years 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 3
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:
Or call our customer registration line
0344 871 0242
1800 409 119
N.B. Each qualifying product needs to be registered with
Morphy Richards individually.
Please note that the 3 year guarantee is only available in
the UK and Ireland. Please refer to the 1 year guarantee
for more information.
Your 1 year guarantee
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 (see Exclusions), the faulty
appliance will then be repaired or replaced as appropriate
and dispatched usually within 7 working days of receipt.
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
2 The fault is caused by limescale build-up.
3 The cables are damaged due to wrapping too tightly or
excessive kinking.
4 The appliance has been used on a voltage supply other
than that stamped on the products.
5 Repairs have been attempted by persons other than our
service staff (or authorised dealer).
6 The appliance has been used for hire purposes or non
domestic use.
7 The appliance is second hand.
8 Morphy Richards reserves the right not to carry out any
type of servicing under the guarantee at its discretion.
• 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.
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.
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.
Contact us
Talk to 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.
If you have any questions or comments, or want
some great tips to help you get the most out of
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UK Helpline: 0344 871 0944
IRE Helpline: 1800 409 119
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Morphy Richards Ltd
South Yorkshire,
England, S64 8AJ
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