Miele HM 16-83 Operating instructions

Operating instructions
Rotary ironer
HM 16-83
It is essential to read these
operating instructions before
installing or using the machine, to
avoid the risk of accident, or damage
to the machine.
G
M.-Nr. 05 460 232
Contents
Description of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warning and safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Caring for the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Moving the appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Preparation of the working area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Before using for the first time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Dust cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Before ironing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Preparing the laundry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
More advice on correct dampness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Pulling into shape and smoothing out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Sorting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Checking the effectiveness of the finger guard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Ironing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Switching on and off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Selecting the ironing temperature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Selecting the roller speed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Positioning the laundry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Laundry bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
After ironing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Power cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Points on ironing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Maintenance and care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
After sales service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Electrical connection U.K. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Electrical connection AUS / NZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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Description of the appliance
Temperature selector
Emergency release
Finger guard plate
Heater plate
Roller
Feed board
Bar for hanging
ironed laundry
Ironing table
Mains connection
cable
Foot pedal switch
Control panel
Indicator light "oC Temperature"
Roller speed selector
"I On - 0 Off" button
for switching the ironer on and off
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Warning and safety instructions
Read the operating instructions
carefully before using this appliance
for the first time. They contain important information about the safety, use
and maintenance of the appliance.
This way you will avoid the risk of
accidents, and damage to the appliance.
Keep these instructions in a safe
place for reference, and pass them
on to any future user.
Appropriate use
This rotary ironer is intended exclusively for ironing textiles which are
suitable for machine ironing and which
have been washed in water.
Technical and electrical safety
Before setting up the appliance,
check it for any externally visible
damage.
Do not install and use a damaged appliance.
A damaged appliance is dangerous. Switch off at the mains and
call the Service Department for assistance.
Before connecting the appliance,
ensure that the connection data on
the data plate (fusing, voltage and frequency) match the mains electricity
supply. If in any doubt, consult a qualified electrician.
The electrical safety of this appliance can only be guaranteed when
continuity is complete between the appliance and an effective earthing system which complies with local and
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national safety regulations.
It is most important that this basic
safety requirement is regularly tested
by a qualified electrician.
The manufacturer cannot be held responsible for the consequences of an
inadequate earthing system.
The appliance is built in accordance with current safety requirements. Unauthorised repairs could result in unforeseen dangers for the user,
for which the manufacturer cannot accept responsibility. Repairs should only
be undertaken by a Miele approved engineer.
Ensure current is not supplied to the
appliance while maintenance or repair
work is being carried out.
Faulty components must only be
exchanged for Miele original spare
parts. Only when these parts are fitted
can the safety standards of the appliance be guaranteed.
The appliance is only completely
isolated from the electricity supply
when:
– it is switched off at the wall socket
and the plug is withdrawn, or
– it is switched off at the mains, or
– the mains fuse is withdrawn.
Warning and safety instructions
Do not damage, remove or bypass
the safety components or control
elements on the appliance.
Only operate the rotary ironer when
all removable outer casings are fitted so that it is not possible to touch
any electrical component or moving
part.
This equipment is not designed for
maritime use or for use in mobile
-installations such as caravans, aircraft
etc. However it may be suitable for
such usage subject to a risk assessment of the installation being carried
out be a suitably qualified engineer.
Use
When the ironer is heated up there
is an acute danger of burning:
– if the heater plate is touched
– if the foot pedal is pressed down
while fingers or hands are positioned
between the raised roller and the
heater plate to smooth an article.
Never drape items over the heater
plate when it is heated up.
This is a fire hazard. Hang laundry on
the swing out bar.
Pull only on the plug and not on the
cable.
Do not lay the connection cable
over the heater plate when it is
heated up. This could damage the cable - danger of electric shock.
Use the cable holders attached to the
appliance to wind the cable away.
In countries where there are areas
which may be subject to infestation
by cockroaches or other vermin, pay
particular attention to keeping the appliance and its surroundings in a clean
condition at all times. Any damage
which may be caused by cockroaches
or other vermin will not be covered by
the appliance guarantee.
Never allow children to play on or
near the rotary ironer or to operate
it themselves.
Accessories
Accessory parts may only be fitted
when expressly approved by Miele. If
other parts are used, guarantee, performance and product liability claims may
be invalidated.
The swing out bar is only to be
used for hanging laundry. Swing it
back immediately after use. Take care
not to press down on the bar when it is
swung out. There is a danger that this
could tip the ironer over.
Switch the appliance off before removing the plug from the electricity
socket.
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Caring for the environment
Disposal of the packing
material
The transport and protective packing
has been selected from materials which
are environmentally friendly for disposal
and can normally be recycled.
Rather than just throwing these materials away, please ensure they are offered for recycling.
Ensure that any plastic wrappings,
bags etc. are disposed of safely and
kept out of the reach of babies and
young children. Danger of suffocation!
Disposal of your old appliance
Old appliances contain materials which
can be recycled. Please contact your
dealer, your local waste collection centre or scrap merchant about potential
recycling schemes before disposing of
the appliance.
Switch off and disconnect the appliance from the power supply. Cut off
and render any plug useless. Cut off
the cable directly behind the appliance
to prevent misuse. This should be done
by a competent person.
Ensure that the appliance presents
no danger to children while being
stored for disposal.
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Moving the appliance
Moving the appliance
The rotary ironer is fitted with four rollers.
^ Hold the ironer by the ironing table
and push or pull to move it.
Preparation of the working
area
A height-adjustable chair is useful and
also a flat surface, e.g. a table, to lay
the ironed laundry on.
To overcome obstacles such as carpet
edges and doorways but also to steer:
^ Tilt the appliance slightly.
Make sure the ironer is level and secure
and that it cannot roll sideways.
Place close at hand:
– a basket with the laundry ready for
ironing to the left of the rotary ironer,
– a surface for the ironed laundry to
the right of the rotary ironer.
Shirts, overalls and blouses etc., should
be hung on coathangers immediately
after ironing.
Small items can be hung over the swing
out bar.
Have some water ready for redamping
the laundry if necessary.
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Before using for the first time
Dust cover
The dust cover which protects the roller
during transit has to be removed.
Then plug the appliance in and
switch it on. The heater plate will
then rise automatically.
Connection cable
The mains connection cable is wound
round a hook underneath the ironing table.
^ Unwind the cable.
Do not insert the plug into the electrical socket yet.
N.B. The plug shown is for illustration
only.
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Before ironing
Preparing the laundry
Correct preparation of the laundry is essential for successful ironing.
Before ironing, the laundry should be:
Pulling into shape and smoothing
out
Pull the dampened laundry into shape
as usual.
Smooth out ribbons, straps, seams and
hems.
– damped down
– pulled into shape and smoothed out
– sorted
Damping down
The laundry needs to be sufficiently
damp, so that when it is passed just
once through the rotary ironer at the
correct temperature, it will come out
smooth and dry. Dampen the laundry
as you would for hand ironing, preferably several hours beforehand so that
the articles achieve a uniform degree of
dampness throughout.
If a tumble dryer is being used, select a
"Machine iron" programme.
Use warm water if preparation time is
short and also to redampen.
More advice on correct dampness
Material
Dampness for ironing
Silk
wrap in a damp cloth to avoid
water marks
Synthetics e.g.
Dralon, Nylon,
Polyester etc.
slightly damp to dry
Wool
(e.g. trousers)
press under a damp cloth
Cotton
slightly damp
Linen
quite damp
Large items such as table cloths, bed
linen etc should be folded lengthways
into a number of pleats so that they can
be ironed as easily as possible.
Sorting
Sort the laundry according to how
much heat is required for ironing. This
way you can start by ironing at a lower
temperature and then gradually increase the temperature according to
the fabric being ironed.
First iron synthetic fibres such as nylon,
polyester and artificial silk which only
require a low temperature. Then iron
silk, wool, cotton and linen at increasing
temperatures.
Iron starched items last of all to avoid
any starch deposits from affecting the
finish of other items.
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Before ironing
Checking the effectiveness of
the finger guard
The finger guard is a safety feature and
should be checked each time before
the ironer is used.
^ With the ironer switched on, press the
foot pedal right down.
– the heater plate comes down onto
the rotating roller.
^ If you now lift the finger guard, the
roller stops rotating and the heater
plate rises up.
This shows that the finger guard is
working.
^ Let go of the finger guard and remove your foot from the foot pedal.
^ Press the foot pedal right down agan.
– the heater plate lowers and the
roller rotates.
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Ironing
Material
Dot symbol
Polyester /
artificial silk
Silk /
Wool
Cotton /
Linen
Temperature
range
cool iron (low
temperature)
medium hot iron
(medium
temperature)
hot iron (high
temperature)
Switching on and off
The rotary ironer is switched on and off
with the "I On / 0 Off" button.
To switch on
^ Press the button in
– the indicator light in the button comes on.
To switch off
^ Press and release the button
– the indicator light in the button goes
out.
Selecting the ironing temperature
The temperature selector is used to set
the ironing temperature.
The individual temperature ranges are
marked by dots on the dial around the
temperature selector. These correspond to the international clothing care
symbols for ironing.
^ Turn the temperature selector to the
temperature you require.
– The "oC temperature" indicator light
will come on whilst the heater plate is
heating up.
The light will go out when the temperature selected is reached.
Where there is a combination of fibres, e.g
poly-cottons, the more delicate fibre determines the ironing temperature. However if
there is more cotton than polyester, the
item can be ironed on the ßß Silk / Wool
setting. Do not use the the cotton setting.
After ironing
^ Turn the temperature selector to
g - "cold".
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Ironing
Selecting the roller speed
Ironing
There are 5 roller speed settings, from
low (approx. 2 metres per minute) to
high (approx. 4.5 metres per minute).
The ironing process is controlled by the
foot pedal which has three operating
positions:
A lower roller speed makes it easier to
iron complicated articles such as shirts
and blouses. It is also best to select a
lower roller speed when ironing folded
items, which may require more than one
pass through the ironer to get them
smooth and dry.
Thinner, single thickness items, e.g.
handkerchiefs and tea towels can be
ironed at a higher roller speed.
– raising the heater plate (rest)
– pressing
– ironing
To iron:
^ Press the foot pedal right down to the
floor.
,Do not put your fingers between
^ Set the roller speed selector to the
speed you require.
the heater plate and the roller.
Danger of burning and squashing
your fingers.
To press:
^ First press the foot pedal down to the
floor and then lift your foot up a little
so that the heater plate remains in
position but the roller does not rotate.
To raise the heater plate:
^ Take your foot off the pedal.
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Ironing
Positioning the laundry
Laundry bar
^ Arrange the items of laundry on the
feed board so that they are straight
and then smooth out.
The ironed laundry can be hung over
the swing out bar to avoid creasing.
,Take care not to press down on
the bar when it is swung out, as this
could cause the rotary ironer to tip
over.
Tips
If creases appear in the item you are
ironing:
Stop the roller, pull the item back
slightly and smooth out. If necessary,
dampen again with a wet cloth.
^ Then turn the roller by hand, always
keeping your hands away from the
heater plate, so that the edge of the
article to be ironed can be held fast
by the heater plate.
Then:
^ Press down the foot pedal.
If possible, always use the whole length
of the roller, otherwise the roller will lose
its elasticity.
For small items such as handkerchiefs,
alternate between using the right and
left hand sides of the roller.
Items with raised buttons should be
ironed face down on to the roller so that
they are pressed into the cushioned
surface.
To protect the heater plate from damage a cloth should be placed over zip
fasten-ers, metal and buttons and
hooks when ironing.
To protect the heater plate, do not iron
items with non-heat resistant or very
large buttons, e.g. knobbly buttons.
When you have nearly finished ironing
you can turn the temperature selector
to g "cold" and continue ironing small
items with residual heat.
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Ironing
After ironing
^ Switch the appliance off.
^ Turn the temperature to g "cold".
^ Switch off at the mains and then remove the plug from the socket.
If the ironer is to be put away:
^ Allow the heater plate to cool down.
Power cut
In the event of a power cut, pull up
the emergency release lever.
If there is a power cut when the rotary
ironer is in use, the heater plate will stay
on the roller. The item being ironed will
then be held there with the risk of it becoming scorched. To free the trapped
item:
^ Wind up the mains cable.
^ Pull the cover on.
^ Pull up the emergency release lever.
– the pressure is reduced and the item
can then be removed.
When the current has been restored
(the indicator light in the main switch
comes on) push the emergency release
lever back down. You can now continue
ironing in the usual way.
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Points on ironing
The following notes are intended as
helpful suggestions. You will probably
find several alternative routines which
suit your own method of working.
Tea towels, hand towels, handkerchiefs and serviettes etc.
Lay the item with the straight grain of
the fabric to the feed board. This will
prevent it going out of shape and it will
be easier to fold. Pass handkerchiefs
and serviettes diagonally through the
ironer and, if necessary, fold them and
then iron again.
Please use the whole length of the
roller.
Table cloths
You can avoid folds by ironing the middle first.
^ Fold in half with un-ironed edges together and place over the left end of
the roller with the ironed middle section hanging over the edge to prevent
creasing. Then pass both sides of the
the un-ironed sections through the
ironer.
Sheets and bedspreads
Sheets may be ironed like tablecloths,
or if a lengthwise fold is acceptable,
fold the sheet together lengthwise and
iron it on both sides.
To accentuate embroidery and raised
patterns on bedspreads to best advantage, iron first in one direction and then
in the other.
^ Place the table cloth crossways so
that the ends hang over to the left
and right.
^ Iron the middle section.
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Points on ironing
Duvet covers
If folds are acceptable:
^ First do up the poppers/buttons. Start
the first run by carefully feeding this
end in first on left side of the roller,
taking care not to damage any buttons.
^ Fold the duvet cover lengthwise and
iron both sides.
Note: Only pass this end through the
ironer if the poppers or buttons are
heat-resistant.
To iron without a fold:
Pillow cases
^ Lay the pillowcase on the feeder
plate, position under the hot plate
and iron in one procedure.
If the open end has poppers or buttons only pass it through the ironer if
they are heat resistant.
To press skirts
These are best ironed without the feed
board.
^ Pull the skirt over the roller from the
hem to the waistband.
^ Lay a damp cloth over it.
^ Iron each section of the skirt in turn.
^ It is best to iron the cover in two runs
lengthwise.
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Maintenance and care
Cleaning the heater plate
Deposits such as from hard water,
starch or spray starch can be removed
from the heater plate using a suitable
proprietary cleaner. Avoid spraying directly on to the heater plate.
Remove the feed board.
Do not use any abrasive cleaning
agents.
^ Make sure that the temperature selector is set at " g " (cold).
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Cleaning the casing
Depending on how dirty it is, the casing
can be wiped down with a dry or a
damp cloth.
^ First lift the feed board out of the right
hand holder and then pull it out from
the left.
Do not use any abrasive cleaning
agents.
Replacing the ironing cover
It is normal for the ironing cover to become slightly brown with use. If, however, the cover begins to look very unsightly, it can be replaced easily.
Ironing covers are available from your
Miele dealer or the Miele Spare parts
department.
,The ironing cover should only be
changed when the appliance is
cold.
^ Undo the ironing cover cords at each
end of the roller.
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Maintenance and care
^ Unwind the cover.
^ Take hold of the cloth by each side
edge, pull taut and keeping taut lay
over the heater plate.
The slot which holds the cotton
undercloth is now at the top.
^ Completely unwind the cotton
undercloth attached to the roller and
let it hang down smoothly.
^ Insert the raw edge of new ironing
cloth into the retaining slot with the
wrong side down. Keep side ties
hanging free and smooth out.
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Maintenance and care
After the roller has gone through three
or four revolutions and the end of the
ironing cover is under the heater plate:
^ switch off the appliance while keeping the foot pedal pressed down.
The ironing cover is held firmly in place
by the heater plate which is still lowered.
^ Turn the roller by hand in the direction you iron (see arrow) until the
cover retaining slot is at the bottom.
^ Switch on the appliance.
^ Tighten the cords at the left and right
hand sides of the roller, tie together
and tuck in.
^ Put the feed board back in place.
^ Switch the rotary ironer on - the
heater plate will rise up.
^ Press the foot pedal and "iron" the
cloth round.
Do not let the cords get under the cloth
as it turns.
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After sales service
In the event of a fault, please contact:
– your Miele dealer or
– the nearest Miele Service Department, (see address on the back
page).
When contacting the Service Department, please quote the Model and Serial number of your appliance, both of
which are shown on the data plate, located at the front underneath the ironing table.
a Model
b Serial number
c Voltage / frequency
d Fuse rating
e Total rated load
The wiring diagram is located at the
front right hand side of the ironing table
behind the plastic cover.
Please note that telephone calls may
be monitored and recorded to improve our service.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection U.K.
Important
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for connection to an a.c. single phase
220 – 240 V 50 Hz supply. The fuse rating is 13 amps.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
code:
All electrical work should be carried
out by a suitably qualified and competent person in accordance with local and national safety regula-tions.
Connection should be made via a
fused plug and suitable switched
socket which is easily accessible.
For extra safety it is advisable to install a residual current device (RCD)
with a trip current of 30 mA (in accordance with DIN VDE 0664, VDE
0100 Section 739).
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
Green/yellow = earth
Blue
= neutral
Brown
= live
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 symbol
(z) 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.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
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Electrical connection
Non-rewireable plugs (BS 1363)
If this machine is fitted with a nonrewireable plug, the following information applies:
If the socket outlets are not suitable for
the plug supplied with this product, it
must be cut off and an appropriate plug
fitted.
The fuse carrier and the fuse should be
removed from the old plug and disposed of. The plug cut from the flexible
cord should then be disposed of and
on no account be inserted into any
socket elsewhere in the house (electric
shock hazard).
The fuse cover must be re-fitted when
changing the fuse, and if the fuse cover
is lost, the plug must not be used until a
suitable replacement is obtained. The
colour of the correct replacement cover
is that of the coloured insert in the base
of the plug, or the colour that is embossed in words in the base of the plug
(as applicable to the design of the plug
fitted).
The correct fuse rating of the replacement fuses that are ASTA approved to
BS 1362 should be fitted. Replacement
fuse covers may be purchased from
your local electrical supplier, or Miele
Service agent.
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Electrical connection
Electrical connection AUS / NZ
Important
The appliance is supplied with a mains
cable and moulded plug ready for connection to an a.c. single phase
220 – 240 V 50 Hz supply. The plug rating is 15 amps.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following
code:
All electrical work should be carried
out by a suitably qualified and competent person in accordance with local and national safety regulations.
Connection should be made via a
suitable switched socket which is
easily accessible. For extra safety it
is advisable to install a residual current device (RCD) with a trip current
of 30 mA.
Do not connect the appliance to the
mains electricity supply by an extension
lead. Extension leads do not guarantee
the required safety of the appliance
(e.g. danger of overheating).
Green/yellow = earth
Blue
= neutral
Brown
= live
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 symbol (z) 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 A or coloured
red.
WARNING
THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED
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Technical data
Height
96 cm
Width
105 cm
Depth
38 cm
Weight
ca. 38 kg
max. load
372 Newton
Voltage
see data plate
Rated load
see data plate
Fuse rating
see data plate
Test certificates awarded
Radio/TV suppressed, VDE
Australia
C-Tick Mark, acc. to AS/NZ S 1044
Noise level
53.5 dB(A)
(Noise emission in accordance with 3. GSGV)
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