Delonghi ICM 100 User Guide Manual

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Filter Coffee Maker
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Chlorine filter
Coffee measure
Chlorine filter
Clock adjustment
and programming knob
Timer ON
Timer ON light
Aroma light
ON/OFF light
Permanent filter
(if fitted)
Filter holder door
Water tank lid
Filter holder
Water tank housing
Flavour saver
Thank you for choosing this coffee machine.To get the best
result out of your new coffee machine it is advisable to read
these instructions before using the appliance. This is the only
way to ensure optimum results and maximum safety.
Using for the first time
Before using the machine for the first time, wash all the accessories in warm soapy water and rinse. For the best tasting coffee
the internal circuits mut be flushed through at least twice.To do
this, follow the instructions in the paragraph “How to prepare the
filter coffee” without using ground coffee.
• Place the coffee maker on a flat work surface at a safe distance
from taps and sinks.
• Check that the voltage corresponds to that indicated on the
appliance rating plate.The appliance must always be connected
to a correctly-earthed power socket (minimum rating 10A)
only.The manufacturer is not liable for damage caused by inadequate earthing of the appliance.
• In the event of incompatibility between the plug on the appliance and the socket, have the plug replaced by a qualified professional.
• Never install the machine in environments where the temperature may reach 0°C or lower (the appliance may be damaged if
the water freezes).
• Please read safety warnings and electrical requirements (page 8
and 9) before operating this coffee maker.
• Adjust the exact time by pressing and at the same time turning
the knob clockwise (fig. 1).
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Chlorine filter (if fitted)
fig. 2
The filter eliminates the taste of chlorine from the water. To install
the filter, proceed as follows :
• Remove the chlorine filter from the plastic bag and rinse it in
tap water.
• Lift the water tank lid and remove the chlorine filter holder
from its housing by lifting it upwards (fig. 2).
• Open the chlorine filter holder by pressing the parts marked
“PUSH” and carefully place the filter in the holder as shown in
fig. 3.
• Close the filter holder and replace it in its housing pushing it
fully down.
• The chlorine filter must be replaced every 80 uses, and alzays
after six months of operation.
How to prepare the filter coffee
fig. 3
fig. 4
fig. 5
fig. 6
• Lift the water tank lid and remove the tank (fig. 4)
• Fill the tank with fresh, clean water up to the level corresponding to the number of cups of coffee required. Place the tank
back in the coffee maker pressing it lightly into place.The tank
may also be filled without being removed, using the coffee jug
marked with the level indicators (fig. 5).
• Open the filter holder by rotating towards the left (fig. 6).
• Place the permanent filter in the filter holder (fig. 7).
• Place the ground coffee in the filter, using the measuring spoon
supplied, and level evenly (Fig. 8). As a general rule, use a level
measuring spoon of ground coffee (around 7 grams) for each
cup (for example, 8 spoons to make 8 cups). Never use more
than 11 level spoons.The quantity of ground coffee used will
vary according to personal taste. Use good quality, medium
ground coffee, packaged for filter coffee makers.
• Close the filter holder, screw up tightly the jug lid and place the
thermal jug on the plate.
• Your appliance has an AROMA button.When this is pressed,
percolation of the coffee is slowed down to extract more of
the aroma.This is particularly recommended when preparing
from 1 to 6 cups.
fig. 7
fig. 8
• Press the "ON/OFF" switch (Fig. 9).The ON pilot light next to
the switch indicates that the coffee maker is in operation.
• The coffee will start to come out after a few seconds. It is
completely normal for the appliance to release a little
steam while the coffee is filtering.
• A beep indicates when the coffee is ready.
• To pour out the coffee, turn the lid anticlockwise until the (●)
symbol is lined up with the spout (fig. 10).
Attention: removing the jug before all the coffee is made does
not interrupt production of the coffee, but merely blocks flow
into the jug. If you want to pour out a little coffee immediately, you are recommended to do so as rapidly as possible in
order to avoid the coffee overflowing in the filter holder.
Models with thermal jug: to pour out the coffee, turn the lid anticlockwise until the (●) symbol is lined up with the spout (fig. 10).
Important: the timer enables you to have your coffee ready and
waiting whenever you want.
1 Turn the knob until the red pointer indicates the time when you
want the coffee to be ready (fig. 11).
2 Press the "Timer On" button.The corresponding light comes on
(fig. 12).
Important: the appliance has an electric clock. Make sure the appliance is
plugged into the mains electricity supply by watching the seconds pointer
turn.The appliance has a 12 hour clock, so programming must be for less
than this time.
Cleaning and maintenance
fig. 9
fig. 10
fig. 11
Before performing any cleaning or maintenance operations, turn
the machine off, unplug it from the power socket and allow it to
cool down.
1. When cleaning the coffee maker, do not use solvents or abrasive detergents. A soft, damp cloth is sufficient.
2. Never immerse the coffee maker in water: it is an electrical
Cleaning the Flavour Saver
To clean the Flavour Saver more efficiently, it can be removed from
the filter holder by sliding it upwards (Fig. 14).To replace, simply
slide in from above.
fig. 12
fig. 14
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If the water in your local area is hard, lime scale will form over
time.These deposits may affect the correct operation of the appliance.
The coffee maker must be descaled every 40 uses.The descaling
process may be performed using special commercially-available
scale removers for filter coffee makers. Alternatively, white wine
vinegar can be used as follows:
1. Remove the chlorine filter.
2. Pour 2 cups of white wine vinegar and 3 cups of water into the
tank. Place the tank in the coffee maker;
3. Place the jug on the warming plate, do not put any ground coffee in the filter holder;
4. Press the filter coffee ON/OFF switch, filter the equivalent of
one cup and then switch off the appliance;
5. Leave the vinegar to act for one hour;
6. Switch the coffee maker back on and filter the rest of the solution;
7. To rinse the machine, operate it with water and without ground
coffee at least 3 times (3 complete tanks of water).
Problem solving
Possible causes
The filter coffee takes a
long time to filter through.
The filter coffee maker
needs to be descaled
Descale as described in
the paragraph
The coffee has an acid
The coffee maker has not
been rinsed sufficiently
Rinse the appliance as
described in the chapter
Safety Warnings
• This appliance is designed to make coffee.Take care during use
to avoid burns caused by the water or steam jets or improper
use of the appliance itself.
• When the appliance is in use, do not touch any of the machine’s
hot surfaces.
• After unpacking, make sure that the machine is complete and
undamaged. In case of doubt, do not use the appliance and seek
the advice of a qualified service professional.
• Packaging materials (plastic bags, foam polystyrene, etc.) should
not be left within the reach of children as this could be a
potential source of danger.
• This appliance is to be used for domestic use only. Any other
use is to be considered improper and therefore, dangerous.
• The manufacturer takes no responsibility for damage derived
from improper use.
• Never touch the appliance with wet or damp hands.
• Never immerse the appliance in water.
• Never allow the appliance to be used by children or unfit persons.
• Do not allow children to play with the appliance.
• In the event of breakdown or malfunctioning, turn the appliance
off immediately and do not touch. For repairs, please contact a
Service Centre authorised by the manufacturer. Failure to
observe the above points may affect the safe use of the appliance.
• The power cable must never be replaced by the user. If the
cable should become damaged, or needs to be replaced, please
contact a Service Centre authorised by the manufacturer.
• When the appliance is not in use, turn off and disconnect the
plug from the socket.
• As with any electrical appliance, whilst the instructions aim to
cover as many eventualities as possible, caution and common
sense should be applied when operating your appliance, particularly in the vicinity of young children.
Important information for correct disposal of the product in
accordance with EC Directive 2002/96/EC.
At the end of its working life, the product must not be disposed of as urban
It must be taken to a special local authority differentiated waste collection centre or to a dealer providing this service.
Disposing of a household appliance separately avoids possible negative consequences for the environment and health deriving from inappropriate disposal and enables the constituent materials to be recovered to obtain significant savings in energy and resources. As a reminder of the need to dispose of household appliances separately, the product is marked with a
crossed-out wheeled dustbin.
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Green and Yellow to Earth
13 amp
to Live
Blue to
Cord Clamp
Electrical requirements
Before using this appliance ensure that the voltage indicated
on the product corresponds with the main voltage in your
home, if you are in any doubt about your supply contact your
local electricity company.
The flexible mains lead is supplied connected to a B.S. 1363 fused plug
having a fuse of 13 amp capacity. Should this plug not fit the socket outlets in your home, it should be cut off and replaced with a suitable plug,
following the procedure outlined below.
Note: Such a plug cannot be used for any other appliance and should
therefore be properly disposed of and not left where children might find
it and plug it into a supply socket - with the obvious consequent danger.
N.B. We recommend the use of good quality plugs and wall sockets that
can be switched off when the machine is not in use.
Important: the wires in the mains lead fitted to this appliance are
coloured in accordance with the following code:
As the colours of the wires in the mains lead of this appliance may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals in your
plug, proceed as follows:
The wire which is coloured green and yellow must be connected to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter E or by the earth
or coloured green or green and yellow.
The wire which is coloured blue must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter N or coloured black.
The wire which is coloured brown must be connected to the terminal
which is marked with the letter L or coloured red.
When wiring the plug, ensure that all strands of wire are securely
retained in each terminal. Do not forget to tighten the mains lead clamp
on the plug. If your electricity supply point has only two pin socket outlets, or if you are in doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
Should the mains lead ever require replacement, it is essential that this
operation be carried out by a qualified electrician and should only be
replaced with a flexible cord of the same size.
After replacement of a fuse in the plug, the fuse cover must be refitted.
If the fuse cover is lost, the plug must not be used until a replacement
cover is obtained. The colour of the correct replacement fuse cover is
that of the coloured insert in the base of the fuse recess or elsewhere
on the plug. Always state this colour when ordering a replacement fuse
Only 13amp replacement fuses which are asta approved to B.S. 1362
should be fitted.
This appliance conforms to the Norms EN 55014 regarding the suppression of radio interference.
Warning - this appliance must be earthed
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