CI560 Freestanding
Condenser Dryer
Manual for Installation, Use and Maintenance
Customer Care Department • The
Group Ltd. • Harby Road • Langar • Nottinghamshire • NG13 9HY
T : 01949 862 012 F : 01949 862 003 E : W :
This appliance must only be used for the purpose for which it is
intended, i.e. domestic use. Any other use could be dangerous and
may lead to premature failure of the appliance.
The CDA Group Ltd cannot be held responsible for injuries or losses
caused by incorrect use or installation of this product. Please note that
CDA reserve the right to invalidate the guarantee supplied with this
product following incorrect installation or misuse of the appliance.
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 and 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.
Under no circumstances should any external covers be removed for
servicing or maintenance except by suitably qualified personnel.
Appliance information:
Please enter the details on the appliance rating plate below for
reference, to assist CDA Customer Care in the event of a fault with
your appliance and to register your appliance for guarantee purposes.
Appliance Model
Serial Number
CE Declarations of Conformity:
This appliance has been designed, constructed and marketed in
compliance with safety requirements of EEC Directive 2006/95/EEC
(Low voltage) and requirements of EMC Directive 2004/108/EEC.
This product is manufactured to comply with the radio interference
requirements of the Council directive 82/336/EEC, 2004/108/EC.
At the end of its working life, the product must not be disposed of as
urban waste. 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.
User Information
The room must be adequately ventilated to avoid the backflow of
gases into the room from appliances burning gas or any other fuels.
This includes open fires.
It is important to clean the lint filter after each drying cycle.
Items that have been soiled with substances such as cooking oil,
acetone, alcohol, petrol, kerosene, spot removers, turpentine, waxes
and wax removers should be washed in hot water with an extra
amount of detergent before being dried in the tumble dryer.
Fabric softeners, or similar products, should be used as specified by
the fabric softener instructions.
Remove all objects from pockets such as lighters and matches.
We recommend that the appliance is switched off each time after
use. It should be disconnected from the electricity supply if it is to be
unattended for long periods, ( i.e weekends or holiday etc).
Do not Do not
Overload the dryer.
Dry articles singly as they tend to roll up and so
increase drying time.
Do notDry anything other than the recommended articles be
placed in the tumble dryer. These can cause fires.
Do not Place articles which have been in contact with dry
cleaning fluid, petrol, cooking oil, fat, hair laquer or other
flammable substances in the tumble dryer.
Do not
Attempt to dry dripping wet articles.
Do not Dry unwashed items in the tumble dryer.
Do not Dry wool or wool mixture articles unless the article is
labeled as suitable. This should avoid shrinkage.
Do notItems such as foam rubber (latex foam), shower caps,
waterproof textiles, rubber backed articles and clothes
or pillows fitted with foam rubber pads should not be
dried in the tumble dryer.
Do notExhaust air must not be discharged into a flue which is
used for exhausting fumes from appliances burning gas
or other fuels.
Do notAllow the vent hose (where applicable) or filter to
become blocked.
Do not
Allow lint to accumulate around the tumble dryer.
Do notUse a two-way or multi-way adapter, or extension lead.
The dryer must be connected to its own individual
Do notUse the tumble dryer if you suspect that it is damaged in
Never switch the dryer off and leave a hot load in the drum – risk
of fire.
WARNING: Never stop a tumble dryer before the end of a drying
cycle unless all items are quickly removed and spread out so the
heat is dissipated.
This label positioned on the rear of your dryer, indicates
the surface is hot when in operation – avoid touching.
Before First Use
Open the control panel door, remove the water bottle and then
replace it in position ensuring that it is pushed in firmly.
Open the dryer door and push the filter into its operating position.
Remove any dust by wiping the drum and door with a damp cloth. Any
initial smell of burning will be caused by dust on the heater and will
quickly disappear.
Use And Controls
1 Extra Dry
4 Extra Iron Dry
7 30min. Timed Dry
2 Cupboard Dry
5 Iron Dry
8 30min. Airing
3 Mid Dry
6 Extra Dry
9 Timed Programme
bottle full
A Heat selector button
D Plus button
G Control panel door
J Reset button
B Minus button
E Start button
H Bottle full warning light
K Delay start display
C Display
F Activate button
L Delay start button
fig. 1
A Heat selector button
The tumble dryer is equipped with three different temperature
•Full heat for fabrics insensitive to higher temperatures, such as
cottons and linens
•Half heat for temperature sensitive fabrics, such as delicates and
•Cool freshens the clothes without applying any heat
B Minus button
The minus button reduces the programme number or programme time
C Display
The display shows the progamme number or drying time when
programme 9 is selected
D Plus button
The plus button increases the programme number or programme time
E Start button
The start button starts the programme
F Activate button
The activate button should be pressed to power on the dryer. If no
further buttons are pressed within 60 seconds, the dryer will go into
sleep mode. To reactivate, press the activate button again.
G Control panel door
The water bottle is housed behind the control panel door, which can
be pressed to open and close.
H Bottle full warning light
This light is illuminated when the water bottle is full and requires
I Anti-crease button
The tumble dryer is equipped with an anti-crease function to prevent
the load creasing by regularly turning the drum when the programme
has finished. When the anti-crease function is selected, the anticrease light illuminates, and will flash when the anti-crease function is
J Reset button
The reset button resets the dryer programmes to the default setting.
To return to programme selection after programme 9 has been used,
press the reset button.
K Delay start display
L Delay start button
Programme Chart
Programmes 1-7 and 9 can be operated on either full heat or half heat
setting and include a 12 minute cool-down period at the end of the
Programme 8 operates without the heater (regardless of the heat
switch setting), circulating air through the dryer at the ambient
Please note: the use of an iron dry programme will use 30% less
energy than a cupboard dry programme
Extra dry
Clothes are dry enough to be put away
Cupboard dry
Clothes are dry enough to be put away
Mid dry
Clothes are generally dry enough to be put away, depending upon fabric
Extra iron dry
Clothes are almost dry but can be easily ironed
Iron dry
Clothes are slightly damp and ready to be ironed
Damp dry
Clothes are damp and ready to be ironed
30 min dry
30 minute timed drying programme
30 min airing
30 minute timed ‘airing’ programme which is useful for freshening up clothing.
Timed programme
Programme can be set between 10 and 180 minutes, on either full or half heat
Delay start
The dryer is equipped with a variable delay start timer of up to 9
hours’ duration at hourly intervals.
To set the delay timer, first select the programme, heat setting and
required duration (if applicable) and then press the delay timer button.
This will switch the timer on for one hour, which will show on the delay
start display. To change the delay duration, press the delay timer
button again until the required delay duration is shown on the display.
Then press the programme start button to start the countdown.
To cancel the delay timer before the countdown has started, press the
reset button.
To cancel Delay Start once the countdown has started, open the dryer
To run a programme
• Sort the clothes into groups of similar fabrics and colours. Check
the care label inside the garment. We suggest that a fabric
conditioner be used to reduce static electricity. Delicate articles e.g.
tights should be placed inside a pillowcase. It is better to dry small
and large articles together.
• Open the door.
• Load clothes loosely into the drum. Load sheets first, starting with
one corner.
• Close the door.
• Dry your hands.
• Press the Activate button. The display will illuminate. The dryer will
automatically remember the programme and heat setting last used.
To change the programme use the (-) or (+) buttons on either side of
the display window.
• Please note: If no other button is pressed within one minute of
pressing the activate button, the dryer will enter sleep mode. To
reactivate, press the activate button again
• Change the heat setting if required.
• If the timer programme (programme 9) has been selected press the
coloured Start button. A default of 120 minutes will appear in the
display window. Use the (-) or (+) buttons to adjust the drying time
for your laundry from 10 minutes up to 180 minutes. Holding the
button down will rapidly change the time selected.
• Press the coloured Start button to commence the drying cycle.
The drum will begin rotating and will stop automatically when your
clothes are dry or the timed cycle has finished. An audible alert will
sound to indicate that the drying cycle has finished.
• Select anti-crease function if required. If you have selected the anticrease function, the drum will continue to turn periodically for up to
8 hours or until the dryer is stopped by opening the dryer door or by
disconnecting the dryer from the mains.
• If the door is opened during a cycle the dryer will stop. To restart,
close the door and press the Activate button then press the
coloured Start button.
• There is an automatic 12 minute cool down period at the end of
each cycle, during which the heater is switched off and the green
cool indicator is on. This helps to minimise creasing, and must
always be used fully to avoid the risk of fire.
Should the clothes dry before the cycle has finished the thermostat
will automatically switch off the heater to prevent over drying and
save energy although the drum will still rotate.
When drying large items such as sheets, we suggest you stop the
dryer to redistribute the load.
To stop the machine during the middle of a programme, open the
door: the drum will stop rotating automatically and reset when you
close the door.
To restart the programme, press activate and then the start button.
The final part of the drying cycle occurs without heat (cool down cycle)
to ensure that the items will not be damaged.
Care labels you may find on your fabrics
‘Suitable for tumble drying’
‘Do not tumble dry’
‘Dry flat’
Emptying the water bottle
When the dryer is configured to drain to the internal water bottle, it
must be emptied periodically. The warning light on the control panel
will illuminate when the bottle is full.
• To empty the water bottle
• Open the control panel door, remove the water bottle and empty it
into a suitable drain.
• Replace the water bottle into its housing, ensuring that it is pushed
all the way in, otherwise the dryer will turn but the heat will not
Please note: If the dryer is configured to drain to the household waste
pipe there is no need to empty the water bottle periodically. The
water bottle must be correctly fitted into its housing to allow the dryer
to operate correctly.
Cleaning the condenser
The condenser and ducting should be cleaned monthly or more
frequently if the dryer is in constant use.
CAUTION: For maximum efficiency, the plates are made from very
thin aluminium and are easily damaged. Do not try to poke anything
between the plates or use a hard object or tool for cleaning. Handle
the condenser carefully at all times to avoid crushing the plates.
• Firmly pull the condenser using
the handle to remove it from the
• Rinse between the plates under
a tap or with running water to
remove any lint or fluff.
• Carefully shake any excess water
from the condenser.
• Whilst the condenser is removed,
clean as much fluff as possible
from inside the ducting by
reaching a hand into the machine.
In particular, keep the passage
from the fan clear (on the right
hand side of the condenser duct).
• Carefully push the condenser
back into its housing, until it is
pushed fully home and a “click” is heard.
fig. 2
Please note:
All lint and fluff must be removed from around the seals before
replacing the condenser into its housing or water may leak.
The dryer may leak if the condenser is not correctly re-installed.
The condenser will discolour through use. This is normal and does
not constitute a fault.
Care And Maintenance
Cleaning The Filter
The filter is found by opening the door
(fig.3.) and must always be in position
when drying items in the appliance.
To allow the dryer to operate efficiently
the filter should be cleaned after each
drying cycle.
Do not be alarmed by the amount of
lint deposited on the mesh. It is not due
to excessive wear caused by the dryer
but more an indication of its efficient
operation. All fabric loses lint when
drying but it goes unnoticed into the air.
In a tumble dryer it simply collects in the
After removing the dried clothes, clean
the filter as follows:
• Pull the filter upwards.
• Remove any threads or lint by hand or
with a soft brush.
• Slide the filter back.
• Wash the filter occasionally in
detergent solution and remove small
particles with a soft brush.
fig. 3
If the clothes are not dry after normal drying time:
- Check that the filter is clean. A blocked filter will restrict the airflow.
- Check that you used the correct heat setting and did not overload
the dryer.
- Check that the condenser unit and associated duct work are clean. If
blocked, these will restrict the airflow.
- Check that your dryer is heating - the area below the door should
feel warm to the touch after the first 10-15 minutes of its programme.
- Check that the bottle full warning light is off. If it is on then the bottle
may be full or incorrectly fitted.
If your appliance does not work, check the following points before
contacting CDA Customer Care
• Check that there is power to the appliance.
• Check that the machine is switched on and the door properly
- Check that the Activate button has been pressed and that the
Display is illuminated.
- Check that the water bottle has been withdrawn from, and replaced
into, the machine. The bottle full warning light should be off.
• This appliance has a resettable cut-out. Check this has not
operated. Press the red button on the right hand side at the
back of your dryer. If the cut-out has operated a sharp “click”
will be heard. This cut-out only operates if the airflow is severely restricted so make sure the filter is clean and that all other
restrictions are removed before restarting.
• Check the fuse in the moulded plug.
This appliance is fully compatible with
any 600mm deep kitchen units and
complies with stringent EEC regulations.
The illustration shows the minimum
space required by the dryer and the
position of the waste-pipe within this
space and behind the dryer. If a trap is
fitted it must not obstruct the air inlet at
the back of the dryer. The waste pipe
can be positioned on either side of the
If the waste pipe is to be used by the
dryer and a washing machine then
its diameter must be large enough to
contain both hoses - 1.5” bore (38mm)
The plinth in front of the dryer must be
cut out to accommodate the air vent
grill located at the bottom front of the
tumble dyer as shown in fig. 5.
fig. 4
fig. 5
PLEASE NOTE: The air vent at the front of the appliance must never
be covered or blocked in any way as this will impair the functioning of
the appliance and could cause it to overheat.
Drainage options
This condenser dryer is fitted with
an internal drain pump, which gives
you the option of being able to drain
condensed water to the water bottle,
or to the household waste pipe.
Connecting your dryer to the household
waste pipe will remove the need to
periodically empty the water bottle.
As supplied, the dryer will drain the
water to its bottle. If you wish to convert
the dryer so that the condensed water
is diverted to a household waste pipe,
follow the steps below:1.Pull the drain hose from the valve at
the top of the rear of the unit.
2.Fit the drain hose into the household
waste pipe, ensuring a gap between
the end of the hose and any water in
the waste pipe.
To revert back to draining the
condensed water to the water bottle,
simply fit the drain hose back to the
valve at the top of your dryer.
fig. 4
How to reverse the
Open the door.
Turn the red switch strike 90⁰
anticlockwise and then remove it.
Remove the four screws on the opposite
side from the door hinge.
Holding the door in position to prevent
damage, remove the four hinge screws
Turn the door 180⁰ clockwise.
Holding the door in position to prevent
damage, replace the four hinge screws.
Replace the four screws on the opposite
side from the door hinge.
Insert the red switch strike into the
housing at the top of the door and turn
90⁰ clockwise to secure it.
fig. 7
Electrical information
Warning! This appliance must be earthed.
The mains lead of this appliance has been fitted with a BS 1363A 13
amp fused plug. To change a fuse in this type of plug, follow the steps
1.Remove the fuse cover and fuse.
2.Fit replacement 13A fuse, ASTA approved to BS 1362 type, into the
fuse cover.
3.Replace fuse cover.
Important: Do not use the appliance without the fuse cover in
How to connect an alternative plug
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket outlet, then it should be
cut off and disposed of safely to prevent the risk of electric shock. A
suitable alternative plug of at least 13 Amp rating to BS 1363 should be used.
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 which is marked with letter (E) or by the
Earth symbol
or coloured 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.
If in doubt regarding the electrical connection of this appliance,
consult a qualified electrician. Do not shorten the supply cable, the
appliance may require removing for servicing.
N.B. Ensure that the plug socket is situated in an easily accessible
If the power supply cord is damaged, it must replaced by a CDA
authorised agent.
Technical information:
Overall dimensions :
86.5 - 89 cm x 59.5 cm x 53 cm (height x width x depth)
Maximum dry weights:
Cotton or linen 7.0 kg
Maximum dry weights:
Synthetics 2.0kg.
Fuse rating:
13 A
For electrical ratings see plate on rear of machine.
Please contact our Customer Care Department, or for Service on the details below.
Customer Care Department • The
Group Ltd. • Harby Road • Langar • Nottinghamshire • NG13 9HY
T : 01949 862 012 F : 01949 862 003 E : W :