Electrolux EWT 10320 W User manual

User manual
Washing machine
EWT 10320 W
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4 contents
Warnings ........................................... 5
Description of the appliance .............. 7
Personalisation .................................. 8
How to run a wash cycle ? ................ 9
Washing guide ................................ 14
Programmes table ........................... 16
Consumption .................................. 17
Care and cleaning ........................... 18
Operating problems ........................ 19
Technical specifications ................... 22
Installation ....................................... 22
Environment .................................... 25
The following symbols have been used
in this user guide :
Important information about concerning your safety and information on how to avoid damaging
the appliance.
General information.
Information concerning the environment.
warnings 5
These warnings are for the safety of
you and others around you.
Please read these points carefully
before installing and using your appliance. Thank you for your attention.
Keep this user manual with your appliance. If the appliance is sold or given to another person, please make
sure this user manual is included.
This way, the new user will have the
relevant operating instructions and
General safety
• Do not modify or attempt to modify
this appliance. This would put yourself in danger.
• Ensure that all coins, safety pins,
brooches, screws etc have been
removed before starting a washing
programme. If left in washing, they
can seriously damage the appliance.
• Use the amount of detergent recommended in the paragraph “Using the
right amount of detergent”.
• Put small items together (socks, belts
etc.) in a small linen bag or pillow
• Unplug and close inlet hose tap after
using appliance.
• Always disconnect the power supply
from the appliance before cleaning or
• Do not machine wash clothes with
ribbing, unfinished or torn material.
• Unpack or ask for the appliance to
be unpacked immediately upon arrival. Check the outside of the
appliance is not damaged in any way.
Put any complaints you may have in
writing on your copy of the delivery
• The appliance must be untied before
connecting to power supply or using.
If all transit packaging is not completely removed, the appliance or surrounding
• Connection to the water supply must
be carried out by a qualified plumber.
• If your domestic electrical circuit
needs adapting to allow the
appliance to be plugged in, use a
qualified electrician.
• Ensure that, after installation, the
power cable is not trapped under the
• If the appliance is installed on carpeted floor, ensure that the carpet does
not obstruct any ventilation ducts
located at the base of the appliance.
• The appliance must be equipped
with an earthed power plug which
conforms to regulations.
• Before connecting your appliance to
the power supply, carefully read the
instructions in the chapter entitled
“Electrical connection”.
• Replacing the power cable should
only be carried out by the After Sales
• The manufacturer cannot be held
responsible for any damage resulting
from incorrect installation.
6 warnings
Precautions to be taken against
If your appliance is exposed to temperatures below 0°C, the following precautions must be taken :
• Close the tap and disconnect the
inlet hose.
• Place the end of this hose and the
drain hose in a basin on the floor.
• Select the Drain programme let it run
until the end of the cycle.
• Disconnect the appliance from the
power supply by turning the program
selector to “Stop”.
• Unplug the appliance.
• Screw the inlet hose back on and
replace the drain hose.
This way, the water remaining in the hoses will be drained away, avoiding any
ice formation which would damage your
Before turning your appliance on again,
ensure that it is installed in an area where the temperature will not fall below
• Your appliance is intended for normal
domestic use. Do not use the
appliance for commercial or industrial
purposes or for any purpose other
than the one it was designed for :
washing, rinsing and spinning.
• Only wash items suitable for this
treatment. Refer to the instructions
on the label of each item.
• Do not put items into the washing
machine which have had stains
removed with petrol, alcohol, trichlorethylne etc. If such stain removers
have been used, wait until the product has evaporated before putting
these items into the drum.
• Your appliance has been designed
for use by adults. Ensure children do
not touch the appliance or use it as a
description of the appliance / personalisation 7
Description of the appliance
1 The control panel
2 Lid handle
3 Filter access cover
4 Lever for moving the appliance
5 Adjustable levelling feet
Dispenser box
Softener (do not fill above the MAX
symbol M )
The control panel
1 Programme selector
2 Pushbuttons and their functions
3 Display
4 “Start/Pause” pushbutton
5 “Time Manager” pushbuttons
3 4 5
8 description of the appliance / personalisation
The symbols
1 Time manager
2 Temperature
3 Child safety
4 Cycle running
5 Length of cycle or Timer delay
1 2
Child safety
This option provides two types of
locking :
- if the option is activated after the cycle
has started, no changes to the options
or program are possible.
The cycle runs and you must deactivate
the option to run a new cycle.
- if the option is activated before the
cycle has started, the appliance cannot
be started.
To activate child safety, turn appliance
on and press “Rinse plus”
and “Delay
simultaneously until the
confirmation symbol
comes on in the
The appliance memorises the selection
of this option.
To deactivate child safety, repeat the
Audible signal
When a button is depressed, an audible
signal sounds, at the end of a programme or to indicate a fault.
To deactivate, turn appliance on and
press “Prewash”
and “Rinse plus”
simultaneously until the beep sounds.
The signal is only active if alarm sounds.
To reactivate it, repeat the same
how to run a wash cycle 9
How to run a wash cycle?
Using for the first time
• Ensure the electrical and water connections comply with the installation
• Remove the polystyrene insert and
all other items inside the drum.
• Run an initial wash cycle at 90°C,
without any washing but with detergent to clean the water tank.
Daily use
Loading washing
• Open the lid of the appliance.
• Open the drum by depressing the
locking button A : The two shutters
unlock automatically.
• Load the washing, close the drum
and the lid of your washing machine.
Proportioning of detergents
Your washing machine has been designed to reduce your water and detergent consumption. You can therefore
reduce the amounts recommended by
detergent manufacturers.
Pour the amount of washing powder into
the washing
and prewash
compartments if you have selected the
“prewash” option. Pour fabric softener
into the compartment if necessary .
If you use another detergent type, refer
to the section “detergents and
additives” in the washing guide.
Selection of desired programme
You can find the right programme for
different types of washing in the
programme table (see “Programme
Before closing the lid of your appliance,
ensure that the drum is properly closed :
• When the two shutters are closed,
• locking button A released.
Turn the programme selector to the
required programme. The “Start/Pause”
pushbutton flashes green.
The symbols which correspond to the
different stages of the cycle are
displayed (
If you turn the programme selector to
another programme while a cycle is in
10 how to run a wash cycle
progress, the appliance will ignore the
new selected programme. “Err” flashes
and the “Start/Pause” pushbutton
flashes red for a few seconds then the
current cycle display reappears.
At the end of the programme, if you have
selected “Rinse and hold” or “Night silence plus” , you then need to select
a “Spin”
or “Drain”
programme to
finish the cycle.
Selecting the temperature
Press the “Temperature”
pushbutton repeatedly to increase or decrease the temperature if you want your
washing to be washed at a
different temperature to the
one selected by the appliance. The
symbol means a
cold wash.
“Night silence plus”
The washing machine does not empty
the water after the final rinse which prevents the washing from creasing. Because there are no spin cycles, the
washing programme is very quiet and
can be selected at night. In Cotton and
Synthetics programmes, the rinsing cycle uses more water.
Selecting the spin speed
Press the “Spin” pushbutton to change the spin
speed, if you want your
washing to be spun at a different speed to the one selected by the appliance. You
can also select “No spin”*,
“Rinse hold”* or “Night silence plus” *.
The maximum speeds are :
for Cottons, Eco, Jeans, Handwash and
Wool : 1000 rpm,
for Synthetics, Easy iron, Lingerie and
Sport : 900 rpm,
for Delicates and Silk : 700 rpm.
Selecting options
You must select the different options after selecting the programme and before
pressing the “Start/Pause” pushbutton
(see “Programme table”). Press the desired button(s) ; the corresponding lights
come on. If pressed again, the lights go
out. If one of the options is not compatible with the selected programme, “Err”
flashes on the display and the “Start/
Pause” pushbutton flashes red.
“Prewash” option
The appliance runs a prewash at 30°C
max. The prewash finishes with a short
spin cycle for cotton or synthetic programmes, and with an empty cycle for
delicates programmes.
*depending on model
how to run a wash cycle 11
“Rinse plus” option
The washing machine will add one or
more rinses during the cycle.
This option is recommended for people
with sensitive skin and in soft water
• Temporary :
Press the “Rinse plus” pushbutton
The option is only active for the selected
• Permanent :
Hold down the “Prewash”
and “Delay start”
pushbuttons for a few seconds. The option is permanently
activated, even if the appliance is switched off.
To deactivate it, repeat the process.
hours to 20 hours.
The selected time appears on the
display for a few seconds*.
You can change or cancel the delayed
start time at any time before you press
the “Start/Pause” pushbutton, by pressing the “Delay start”
again (0’ indicates immediate start).
If you have already pressed the “Start/
Pause” pushbutton and you want to
change or cancel the delayed start, proceed as follows :
• To cancel the delayed start and start
the cycle immediately, press “Start/Pause” and then “Delay start”
. Press
“Start/Pause” to start the cycle.
• To change the timer delay period, you
must go through the “Stop” position and
reprogram your cycle.
The lid will be locked during the delayed
start time. If you need to open it, you
must first pause the appliance by pressing the “Start/Pause” pushbutton. After
closing the lid again, press the “Start/
Pause” pushbutton.
Time Manager
“Delay start” option
This option allows you to delay the start
of a wash programme by 30, 60, 90, 2
The washing machine will suggest the
“Normally soiled laundry” cycle by default. The cycle can be made longer or
shorter by using the “Time Manager”
**The light does not come on.
12 how to run a wash cycle
pushbuttons. The level of soiling of the
laundry is also indicated.
Heavily soiled laundry
Warming up
Normally soiled laundry
Lightly soiled laundry
Very lightly soiled laundry or half
The availability of these different levels
varies depending on the selected programme type.
Start of the programme
Press the “Start/Pause”
pushbutton to start the
cycle ; the corresponding light will come on
It is normal for the programme selector
to remain stationary during the cycle.
The symbol for the current cycle and the
remaining time appear on the display.
If a delayed start has been selected, the
countdown appears on the display (hour
by hour, then 90, and minute by minute
from 60 min).
During the cycle, the
symbol comes
on when the appliance is reaching the
right temperature.
Interrupting a programme
Adding washing
When the “Add washing” light
is on,
you can add washing by proceeding as
Press the “Start/Pause” pushbutton :
the corresponding light will flash green
while the appliance is paused and the
message “Pause” is displayed. The lid
can only be opened around 2 minutes
after the washing machine has come to
a stop. Press the “Start/Pause” pushbutton again to continue the programme.
Modifying the programme in progress
Before making any changes to the current programme, you need to pause the
washing machine by pressing the “Start/
Pause” pushbutton. If the modification is
not possible, “Err” flashes in the display
and the “Start/Pause” pushbutton
flashes red for a few seconds. If you still
decide to change the programme, you
must cancel the current programme
(see below).
Cancelling the programme
If you want to cancel the programme,
turn the programme selector to the
“Stop” position .
how to run a wash cycle 13
End of the programme
automatically ; the “Start/Pause”
pushbutton goes out and “0” flashes on
the display. The lid can only be opened
around 2 minutes after the washing
machine has come to a stop.
Turn the programme selector to the
“Stop” position .
Remove washing
Unplug and close water inlet tap.
We recommend leaving the lid and drum
open after use to ventilate the water
Standby mode
If the appliance is on but no commands
are selected for 10 min before or after a
cycle, it goes into standby mode. The
screen light goes out and “Start/Pause”
flashes slowly.
To exit standby mode, simply press any
pushbutton or turn the programme
14 washing guide
Washing guide
Sorting and preparing the washing
• Sort washing by type and care label
(refer to International symbols section
below) : normal wash for tough
fabrics which can withstand intense
washing and spinning cycles ; delicate wash for delicate fabrics which
need to be treated with care. For
mixed loads, loads with items of different types of material, choose a
programme and a temperature suitable for the most fragile material.
• Wash whites and colours separately :
Otherwise, whites will be coloured or
will turn grey.
• New coloured clothes often contain
excess dye. It is recommended to
wash such items separately the first
time. Follow care instructions “wash
separately” and “wash separately
several times”.
• Empty pockets and unfold items.
• Remove loose buttons, pins and fasteners. Close zip fasteners, tie ups
laces and straps.
• Turn multilayered fabrics (sleeping
bags, anoraks, etc.), coloured headwear, wool and material with printed
designs inside out.
• Wash small fragile items (socks,
tights, bras, etc) in a net bag.
• Take special care with curtains.
Remove hooks and place net curtains in a net or bag.
Wash loads depending on type of
The amount of washing placed in the
drum must not exceed the maximum
capacity of the washing machine. This
capacity can vary depending on the type
of materials. Reduce the quantity if
washing is heavily soiled or made of absorbant material.
Not all textiles have the same volume in
the drum or the same water absorption
levels. In general, the drum must therefore be filled :
• to full capacity but avoiding excessive pressure on cotton, linen and
cotton/linen mixtures,
• to half capacity for processed cottons and synthetic fibres,
• to a third of its capacity for very fragile items such as net curtains and
For mixed loads, fill drum depending on
most fragile materials.
Detergents and additives
Only use detergents and additives designed for use in a washing machine. Refer to manufacturer’s recommendations
and also Dispenser box and Using the right amount of detergent sections.
We do not recommend mixing different
types of detergents. This may spoil the
The amount of detergent to be used depends on the size of the load, the hardness of the water and how heavily soiled
the washing is.
If the water is soft, reduce the amount
slightly. If the water contains lime scale
(a descaler is recommended) or if the
washing is heavily soiled or stained, increase the amount slightly.
washing guide 15
You can obtain information on the hardness level of water in your area by contacting your water company or other
competent source.
There are no restrictions on the use of
powder detergents.
Liquid detergents must not be used
when a prewash has been selected. For
cycles without prewash, they can be added either via means of a dosing ball, or
in the detergent compartment. In either
case, the wash cycle must be started
Detergent tablets or doses must be placed in the detergent compartment of
your appliance’s dispenser box.
For stain removal before a wash cycle,
please refer to manufacturer’s recommended amounts and instructions. If
you use a detergent to remove stains,
the wash cycle must be started immediately.
International symbols
Wash at 95°C
Wash at 60°C
Wash at 40°C
Wash at 30°C
Hand wash
Whitewashing (bleach) allowed (cold only and in diluted solution)
Do not wash
No whitewashing (bleach)
High temperature
(max 200°C)
Mid temperature
(max 150°C)
Low temperature
(max 100°C)
Do not iron
Dry cleaning
(all common solvents)
Dry cleaning
(all common solvents
except trichlorethylene
Dry cleaning
(only oil-based solvents
and R113)
Do not dry clean
Dry flat
Hang dry
Dry on clothes
Tumble drying
Do not tumble dry
16 programmes table / consumption
Programmes table
Programme / Type of washing
Cottons : White or colour, e.g., normally soiled work
clothes, bed linen, table linen, body linen, towels.
5,5 kg
Synthetics : Synthetic fabrics, body linen, coloured
fabrics, non-iron shirts, blouses.
2,5 kg
Delicates : For all delicate materials, for example,
2,5 kg
Easy iron : Reduces creasing and makes ironing
1,0 kg
Rinse plus
Delay start
Jeans : For washing denim clothes. The Rinse plus
option is activated.
3,0 kg
Night silence plus
Delay start
Spin : A spin cycle from 700 to 1000 rpm after a Rinse hold (or Night silence plus).
5,5 kg
Delay start
Drain : Runs an empty cycle after a Rinse hold or (Night Silence Plus).
5,5 kg
Rinses : Hand washed items can be rinsed in this
5,5 kg
Lingerie : For very delicate items, like lingerie.
1,0 kg
Silk : Fabric machine washable at 30°C.
1,0 kg
Possible options
Night silence plus
Rinse plus
Delay start
Time manager
Night silence plus
Rinse plus
Delay start
Night silence plus
Delay start
Handwash : Very delicate items carrying the “wash
by hand” label.
1,0 kg
Wool : Machine washable wool carrying the labels
“pure new wool, machine washable, does not shrink”.
1,0 kg
Sport : For dirty outside sport clothes. The Prewash
option is activated.
2,5 kg
Night silence plus
Rinse plus
Delay start
Eco* : White or colour, e.g., normally soiled work clothes, bed linen, table linen, body linen, towels.
5,5 kg
Night silence plus
Rinse plus
Delay start
* Reference programme for test conforming to CEI 456 standard ( Eco 60° programme).
programmes table / consumption 17
cold - 90
cold - 60
cold - 40
Easy iron
cold - 60
cold - 40
cold - 40
40 - 90
* Reference programme for test conforming to CEI 456 standard ( Eco 60° programme) :
46 L / 0,93 kWh / 140 min
** Average figures which can vary depending on conditions of use.
Consumptions shown refer to the maximum temperature for each programme.
See display
Washing type
18 care and cleaning
Care and cleaning
Drainage filter
Clean the filter located at the base of the
appliance regularly :
Unplug the appliance before cleaning.
Descaling the appliance
To descale the appliance, use an appropriate non-corrosive product designed
for washing machines. Read product label for recommended amounts and how
often descaling should be carried out.
The exterior
Use warm soapy water to clean the exterior of the appliance. Never use alcohol, solvents or similar products.
Dispenser box
To clean, proceed as follows :
Water inlet filters
To clean, proceed as follows :
operating problems 19
Operating problems
Numerous checks were carried out on your appliance before it left the factory.
However, should you notice a malfunction, please refer to the sections below before
contacting the after-sales service.
The washing machine
doesn’t start or doesn’t fill :
• the appliance isn’t plugged in correctly, the
electrical installation isn’t working,
• the lid of your appliance and the drum shutters
aren’t closed firmly,
• the programme start command hasn’t been
properly selected,
• there is a power failure,
• the water supply has been cut off,
• the water inlet tap is closed,
• the water inlet filters are dirty,
• a red tab appears on the water inlet hose.
The appliance fills but
empties straight away :
• the drainage U-piece is fixed too low (see installation section).
The washing machine
doesn’t rinse or doesn’t
empty :
• the drain hose is blocked or bent,
• the drainage filter is obstructed,
• the out of balance detector has been activated :
washing is unevenly distributed in the drum,
• the “Drain” programme or “Night Silence Plus”
option have been selected,
• the height of the drainage U-piece is unsuitable.
You have found water
machine :
• too much detergent has caused foam to overflow,
• the detergent is unsuitable for machine
• the drainage U-piece isn’t attached correctly,
• the drainage filter hasn’t been put back in
• the water inlet hose is leaking.
20 operating problems
Wash is unsatisfactory :
• the detergent is unsuitable for machine
• there is too much washing in the drum,
• the wash cycle is unsuitable,
• there isn’t enough detergent.
The appliance vibrates, is
noisy :
• the appliance hasn’t been untied properly (see
untying section),
• the appliance isn’t level and is unbalanced,
• the appliance is too close to the wall or furniture,
• washing is unevenly distributed in the drum,
• the load is too small.
the wash cycle is much too
long :
• the water inlet filters are dirty,
• the power or water supply has been cut off,
• the motor overheating detector has been activated,
• the water inlet temperature is lower than usual,
• the foam detection security system has been
activated (too much detergent) and the washing
machine has begun draining the foam,
• the out of balance detector has been activated :
an extra phase has been added to distribute
washing more evenly in the drum.
The washing machine
stops during a wash cycle :
• the water or electricity supply is defective
• a Rinse hold has been selected,
• the drum shutters are open.
The lid doesn’t open at the
end of the cycle :
• the “immediate opening”* light is not lit,
• the temperature inside the drum is too high,
• the lid unlocks 1 - 2 minutes after the end of the
The “open drum” light is not
on at the end of the cycle :
• the drum could not stop in the correct position
following an unbalanced spin cycle; turn drum
operating problems 21
The E40 error code appears in the display** and
the Start/Pause pushbutton flashes red*** :
• the lid isn’t closed properly.
The E20 error code appears in the display** and
the Start/Pause pushbutton flashes red*** :
• the drainage filter is obstructed,
• the drain hose is blocked or bent,
• the drain hose is fixed too high (see “Installation” section).
• the drainage pump is blocked,
• the standpipe is blocked.
The E10 error code appears in the display** and
the Start/Pause pushbutton flashes red*** :
• the water inlet tap is closed,
• the water supply has been cut off.
The EF0 error code appears in the display** and
the Start/Pause pushbutton flashes red*** :
• the drainage filter is obstructed,
• the anti-flooding security system has been activated, please proceed as follows :
- close the water inlet tap,
- empty the appliance for 2 minutes before
- call the after-sales service.
The drainage pump runs
constantly, even when the
appliance is inactive :
• the anti-flooding security system has been activated, please proceed as follows :
- close the water inlet tap,
- empty the appliance for 2 minutes before
- call the after-sales service.
Softener runs directly into
the drum when filling the
dispenser box :
• you have gone past the MAX indicator.
* Depending on model.
**On some models, the audible signals can sound.
*** After solving any problems, press the ‘Start/Pause’ pushbutton to restart the
interrupted programme.
22 technical specifications / installation
Technical specifications
850 mm
400 mm
600 mm
230 V / 50 Hz
2300 W
Connection to water supply
0,05 MPa (0,5 bar)
0,8 MPa (8 bar)
Type 20x27
This appliance conforms to the CEE 89-336 directive concerning the limiting of radio-electric interference and the CEE 73-23 directive concerning
electrical safety.
Remove all protective packaging for
transit before using for the first time.
Keep in case needed for future transit :
Transporting a non-secured appliance
may damage internal components and
cause leakages and malfunctions. The
appliance can also be damaged through
physical contact.
technical specifications / installation 23
To install your washing machine at the
same level as surrounding furniture, proceed as follows :
Water supply
Install the supplied water inlet hose at
the rear of your washing machine by
proceeding as follows :
Open the water inlet tap.
Check there are no leaks.
The water inlet hose can not be extended. If it is too short, please contact the
after-sales service.
24 technical specifications / installation
- The connector at
the end of the flexible hose can be attached
common types of
Attach the connector to the standpipe
with the hose clamp supplied with the
- Fit the U-piece on
the drainage hose.
Place everything in
a drainage point (or
in a sink) at a height
of between 70 and
100 cm. Ensure it is
positioned securely. Air must be able to enter the end of
the hose, to avoid any risk of siphoning.
Position the appliance on a flat and hard
surface in a ventilated location. Ensure
the appliance does not come into contact with the wall or other furniture.
To move the appliance, proceed as follows :
To move your ap1
pliance, place it on
its rollers by pulling
the lever located at
the base of the appliance hard from
right to left. Once
the appliance is in
the desired position, push the lever back
to its original position.
Accurate levelling avoids vibrations, noise and prevents the appliance from moving when running.
The drain hose must never be stretched.
If it is too short, contact a tradesperson.
Electrical connection
This washing machine must only be
connected in single-phased 230 V.
Check the fuse size : 10 A for 230 V.
The appliance must not be connected
with an extension lead or multi-plug
Ensure that the plug is earthed and that
it is in accordance with current norms.
* depending on model
environment 25
Protecting the environment
Disposing of the appliance
All materials carrying the
symbol are
recyclable. Dispose of them at a waste
collection site (enquire at your local
council) for collection and recycling.
When disposing of your appliance, remove all parts which could be dangerous to others: cut off the power supply
cable at the base of the appliance.
The symbol
on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product
may not be treated as household waste.
Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling
of electrical and electronic equipment.
By ensuring this product is disposed of
correctly, you will help prevent potential
negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate
waste handling of this product. For more
detailed information about recycling of
this product, please contact your local
city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
To save water and energy and therefore
help protect the environment, we recommend the following :
• Whenever
appliance at full capacity and avoid
partial loads.
• Only use the prewash and soak programmes for heavily soiled items.
• Use an appropriate amount of detergent for the hardness of the water
(cf. section “Using the right amount
of detergent”), the size of the load
and how soiled the washing is.
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