Whirlpool EC5100 Troubleshooting guide

Instructions for use
AWM 5100
Whirlpool Switzerland, www.whirlpool.ch
Bauknecht AG, Industriestrasse 36, 5600 Lenzburg, www.bauknecht.ch
Telefon 0848 801 002
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1.Removing the packaging and check
6.Electrical connections
• After unpacking, make sure that the washing
machine is undamaged. If in doubt, do not use
the washing machine. Contact After-Sales
Service or your local retailer.
• Keep the packaging materials (plastic bags,
polystyrene parts, etc.) out of reach of children,
as they are potentially dangerous.
• Electrical connections must be carried out by a
qualified technician in compliance with the
manufacturer’s instructions and current standard
safety regulations.
• Voltage information, power consumption and
electrical protection data are supplied on the
inside of the appliance door.
• The appliance must be connected to the mains
exclusively by means of a socket with an earth
connection in accordance with established
regulations. The appliance must be earthed by
law. The manufacturer declines all liability for
damage to property or injury to persons or
animals deriving either directly or indirectly
from failure to observe the directions.
• Do not use extension leads or multi sockets.
• Before any maintenance on the washing
machine disconnect it from the mains supply.
• Access to the mains plug or to disconnection
from mains supply via a double-pole switch must
be ensured at all times following the
• Do not operate the washing machine if it has
been damaged during transport. Inform the
After-Sales Service.
• Mains cable replacement is only to be carried out
by After-Sales Service.
• The washing machine must only be used in the
household for the prescribed uses.
2.Remove the transit bolts
• The appliance is fitted with transit bolts to
prevent internal damage during transport.
Before using the washing machine you must
remove the transit bolts (see “Installation/
Remove the transit bolts”).
3.Install the washing machine
• Remove the protective foil from the control
• Move the machine without carrying it at the top.
• Install the appliance on a solid and level floor
surface, preferably in a corner of the room.
• Adjust the feet to ensure that the machine is
stable and level (see “Installation / Adjust the
4.Water supply
• Connect the water supply inlet hose in
accordance with regulations of your local water
company (see “Installation/Connect the water
inlet hose”).
cold water only
• Water supply:
3/4” threaded hose connection
• Tap:
100-1000 kPa (1-10 bar).
• Pressure:
For Great Britain & Ireland only:
• Water inlet: hot and cold fill.
The warm water inlet temperature must not
exceed 60°C.
5.Drain hose
• Connect the drain hose to the siphon or hook it
over the edge of a sink by means of the “U” bend
(see “Installation/Connect the water drain hose”).
• If the washing machine is connected to a builtin drainage system, ensure the latter is equipped
with a vent to avoid simultaneous loading and
draining of water (siphoning effect).
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Minimum housing dimensions:
600 mm
825 mm
600 mm
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We recommend the first wash cycle be made without laundry. This will remove any residual water used
in testing your washing machine.
1.Turn on the tap.
2.Close the appliance door.
3.Pour a small amount of detergent (about 30 ml) into the detergent dispenser
4.Select a short program (see programme chart).
5.Press the “On/Off” button.
3.Disposing of packaging and old appliances
• The packing box may be fully recycled as confirmed
by the
recycling symbol. Adhere to local
regulations when disposing of packaging material.
• The washing machine is built from reusable
materials. The washing machine must be
disposed of in compliance with local waste
disposal regulations.
• Before scrapping, cut off the power cable so that
the washing machine cannot be connected to
the mains.
• Remove detergent from compartment if you
intend scrapping your appliance.
2.Energy saving tips
• Achieve the best use of energy, water, detergent
and time by using the recommended maximum
load size.
• Do not exceed the detergent dosages indicated
in the manufacturer’s instructions.
• The Eco Flap - a special system in the outlet will prevent detergent loss from the drum to
avoid detergent loss into the environment.
• Use “Prewash” for heavily soiled laundry only!
Save detergent, time, water and energy
consumption by not selecting “Prewash” for
slight to normally soiled laundry.
• Pretreat stains with stain remover or soak dried
in stains in water before washing to reduce the
necessity of a hot wash program.
• Save energy by using a 60° C instead of a 90° C
wash programme or a 40° C instead of a 60° C
wash programme.
• Save energy and time by selecting a high spin
speed to reduce the water content in laundry
before using a tumble dryer (for machines with
adjustable spin speed).
4.Child safety
• Children must not be allowed to play with the
washing machine.
5.General recommendations
• When the appliance is not in use unplug it and
turn off the tap.
• Before cleaning or carrying out maintenance,
switch off the washing machine and disconnect
it from the mains supply.
• To clean the outside of the washing machine,
use a neutral detergent and a damp cloth.
• Do not use abrasive detergents.
• Do not attempt to force the door open.
• If necessary, the power cable may be replaced
with an identical one obtained from our AfterSales Service. The power cable must only be
replaced by a qualified technician.
6.EC Declaration of Conformity
• This washing machine has been designed,
constructed and distributed in compliance with
the safety requirements of EC Directives:
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1. Worktop
2. Control panel
3. Detergent dispenser
4. After-Sales Service sticker
(on the back side of the door)
5. Door
6. Door handle
• To open the door press the
button on the inside of the
handle and pull
• Close the door by pushing it
firmly (the lock will click into
7. Child safety (inside door)
8. Filter (behind cover)
9. Plinth
10.Adjustable feet
To protect the appliance from improper use, turn the
plastic screw on the interior of the door using a coin or
the thick rounded plastic projection on the coloured
insert from the detergent dispenser:
• Slot vertical: safety position, i.e. the door will not lock.
• Slot horizontal: normal position, i.e. the door can be
locked again.
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Sort the laundry
Stain removal
1. Sort the laundry according to…
• Type of fabric / care label symbol
Cottons, mixed fibres, easy care/synthetics,
wool, handwashed items.
• Colour
Separate whites and coloureds. Wash new
coloured items separately.
• Size
Wash items of different sizes in the same load to
improve washing efficiency and distribution in
the drum.
• Fabric delicacy
Wash delicate articles separately: use a special
programme for Pure New Wool
, curtains and
other delicates. Always remove curtain glides or
wash curtains with the glides inside a cotton
bag. Use the special program for handwash
fabrics. Wash stockings, belts and other small
items or articles with hooks (e.g. bras) in special
cotton bags for washing machines or in zipped
pillow cases.
2.Empty pockets
Coins, safety pins and similar items can damage
of your appliance drum and tub.
3. Fasteners
Close zips and fasten buttons or hooks; loose
belts or ribbons should be tied together.
• Blood, milk, egg and other organic substances
are generally removed by the enzyme phase of
the programme.
• To remove red wine, coffee, tea, grass and fruit
stains etc. add a stain removing agent in detergent
dispenser compartment
or chlorine bleach in
(depending on model).
• Particularly stubborn stains should be treated
before the wash.
Dyeing and bleaching
Products usually consist of dye colour, fixing agent
and salt. Pour the dye colour, the fixing agent and
then the salt directly into the empty drum. Load
the laundry only afterwards.
• Only use dyes and bleaches recommended for
washing machines.
• Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Plastic and rubber parts of the machine may be
stained by dyes or bleaches.
Loading the laundry
1.Open the door.
2. Unfold the laundry and place it loosely in the drum.
Follow loads recommended in the programme
chart: Overloading will result in unsatisfactory
washing results and creased laundry.
3.Close the door.
Choice of the right detergent and additives
The type of detergent depends on:
• type of fabric (cottons, easy care/synthetics,
delicate items, wool).
Note: use only specific detergents for wool.
• colour;
• washing temperature;
• degree and type of soiling.
Whitish residues on dark fabrics are caused by
insoluble detergents components used in modern
phosphate-free powder detergents.
If you notice this problem, shake or brush the
affected items or use a liquid detergent.
Keep detergents and additives in a dry place and
out of reach of children.
Use only detergents and additives specifically produced
for domestic washing machines. If you use descaling
agents, dyes or bleaches, make sure they are suitable
for washing machine use. Descaler could contain
components that can attack parts of your washing
machine. Do not use solvents (turpentine, benzine,
etc.). Do not machine wash fabrics that have been
treated with solvents or flammable liquids.
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Follow the instructions on the detergent pack in
relation to:
• the degree and type of soiling;
• the size of the load:
• full load: follow the detergent manufacturer’s
• half load: 3/4 the amount used for a full load;
• minimum load (about 1 kg): half the amount
used for a full load;
• water hardness in your area (ask for information
from your water company): soft water requires
less detergent than hard water.
Too much detergent can result in excess foam
formation, and the reduction of washing
efficiency. If the appliance detects excessive foam
it may prevent spinning.
Insufficient detergent may result in: grey laundry,
deposits on the drum, tub and heater.
You can use liquid detergent in the “Prewash”
phase for programmes with this option. In this
case put only powder detergents in the
compartment for the main wash
When using concentrated fabric softeners, add
water in the detergent dispenser up to “MAX” level
To prevent dispensing problems when using highly
concentrated powder and liquid detergents, use
the special detergent ball or bag supplied with the
detergent and place it inside the drum.
Water hardness: soft water requires less detergent
Water hardness
very hard
German scale
over 21
French scale
over 37
Clarke scale
over 26
For machine with three chambers detergent dispenser: adjust the water hardness level pointer in the
detergent dispenser in accordance with the hardness of the water in your area. Move the pointer sideways
to the required position.
Filling the detergents and additives
1. Pull out the detergent dispenser to its full extent.
The dispenser will have three or four chambers depending on
2. Fill the detergent:
• Programme with pre- and main wash
• Main wash programme without prewash
When using liquid detergent, remove the coloured
insert and fit it in the compartment.
The graduate scale on the insert makes dosing easier.
• Fabric softeners and conditioners, no more than
to “MAX” mark (three chambers model “B”)
or the “100 ml” mark (four chambers model “A”).
• Chlorine bleach, no more than to “MAX” mark
(four chambers model “A”).
• Stain remover agents
• Water softeners (water hardness class 4)
• Starch (dissolved in water)
3. Close the detergent dispenser completely.
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Selecting the programme:
1.Plug in the appliance.
2.Turn on the water supply tap.
3.Set the Programme Selector knob to the desired programme.
4.Depending on model, set the Temperature Selector knob to the desired temperature.
5.Depending on model, set the Spin Speed Selector knob to the desired spin speed.
6.Select additional options, if desired, pressing the corresponding button.
By a further pressing of the button this option can be turned off again.
7.Check that the door is well closed. Press the “On/Off” button.
The indicator light will come on.
For models fitted with “Start delay”, programme starts after some seconds: during these seconds you
can select delay time.
During the selected washing programme the programme selector knob moves by steps clockwise
through the phases prewash, main wash, rinse and spin. Each step takes from some seconds to
several minutes.
Options (depending on model)
Easy Ironing
Energy save /
Quick wash /
Rinse hold /
Spin delay
Spin speed
No spin
Half Load
Cold Wash
• Can be used together with Cotton and Synthetics programmes to make ironing easier.
• Increases the water quantity and the clothes are spun very gently.
• The duration of the wash is extended and the temperature reduced to save energy
maintaining good washing results.
• Select for quick, economical washes.
• Especially suitable for small, lightly soiled loads.
• More water and a longer time in rinse cycle is added.
• The intensive rinse function is especially suitable for areas with particularly soft
water, for baby clothes and to help people with allergies.
• The laundry remains in the last rinse water without being spun, to avoid heavy
creasing and to prevent colours from changing.
• Especially suitable for the “Synthetics” or “Delicates” programmes, if the laundry
is not to be unloaded immediately after the end of the programme.
• This function is particularly useful if you want to postpone spinning to a later time
or when you do not wish to spin the clothes.
Continuing wash cycle after rinse hold:
• Press the Rinse hold button again; the load will be spun according to the selected
If you do not wish to spin the clothes, turn the programme selector knob to the drain.
• Press this button to reduce the predetermined automatic maximum spin speed. In
some programmes the maximum final spin speed is limited to go easy on your
laundry items. Selection of a higher spin speed is not possible.
• Press this button to exclude the spin function from the programme.
Note: If “No spin” is selected:
• the “Wool” and “Delicates” programme do not run a spin cycle.
• the “Cotton” and “Synthetics” programmes run a reduced spin speed cycle between
rinses to ensure effective rinsing.
• If the spin speed “0” is selected, the final spinning is cancelled. The water is
drained out only.
• Reduces water consumption, above all during rinsing.
• Suitable for lightly-soiled laundry and small loads (max 3 kg).
Note: Reduce the detergent quantity.
• With this option water is heated only up to 20° C.
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Start delay (depending on model)
1.Select the programme and temperature, any additional options and the spin speed.
2.Press the “On/Off” button. The display flashes “0” for 6 seconds.
3.During these 6 seconds press the “Start Delay” button and select delay time: 0,3,6,9 hours.
4.The programme will start at the desired time, or after 6 seconds if “0” is selected.
• To change the start delay: press the “Start Delay” button to select time.
• To cancel the start delay: press the “Start Delay” button until “0” appears: the selected programme
will then start.
• If options are changed during the delay time period: the programme will start with newly selected options.
• If the programme is changed during the delay time period: “Start Delay” will switch automatically
to “0”. Reselect the Start Delay time to activate.
N.B. With liquid detergent, a dosing aid placed directly in the drum should be used if a start delay has
been selected.
Door lock
The door locks automatically after the programme start until the end of the programme.
If the programme selector is moved to the “Stop” position or if the electricity supply is interrupted,
then after approximately one minute the door is released.
In this case do not open the door, because hot water could be released from the appliance.
Programme end
The programme selector knob is at the stop position.
1.Press the “On/Off” button. The indicator light turns off.
2.Cancel the special options by pressing the appropriate buttons.
3.Turn the water supply tap off.
4.Wait for the door to unlock (about one minute).
5.Open the door and unload the machine.
N.B. Do not fully close the door but leave it ajar to allow the drum to dry out.
Changing programme
1.Press the “On/Off” button. The indicator lights turns off.
2.Select the new programme.
3.Press the “On/Off” button. The new program will re-start.
For this programme do not add any further detergent.
Changing options
The options can be selected or deselected without switching off the appliance.
Programme interruption or pause
To interrupt the running programme for a certain period and continue it at a later time:
1.Press the “On/Off” button.
2.Following the desired pause press the “On/Off” button once again.
Cancelling the programme
If the current programme is to be terminated prematurely and cancelled, the water must be pumped out
first before the door can be opened:
1.Press the “On/Off” button to switch off the appliance.
2.Set the programme selector to programme setting “Drain”.
3.Press the “On/Off” button in order to start the “Drain” programme.
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1. Switch off the appliance and unplug it.
2. Remove the coloured insert from the detergent
dispenser and use it to open the filter cover.
3. Place a bowl beneath the filter.
4. Turn the filter slowly anti-clockwise until the grip is
vertical; do not extract filter as yet.
5. Wait until all the water has drained out.
6. Now unscrew the filter completely and extract it.
7. Remove any foreign material from the filter.
8. Make sure the pump impeller is not obstructed.
9. Insert the filter and screw it fully down in a clockwise
direction (until the grip is horizontal).
10.Close the cover.
11.Pour 0.5 l of water into the detergent dispenser to
reactivate the “Eco System”.
12.Connect the appliance to the electrical socket.
13.Select a programme and start it.
Check the filter two or three times a year and clean it if
• Check the filter if the appliance is not draining properly
or if it fails to perform spin cycles.
• Remove the filter if the pump is blocked by an object
(buttons, coins, safety pins, etc.).
IMPORTANT: Make sure the water has had time to
cool before draining the appliance.
• Drain the residual water as described in the “Removing the Filter” chapter (points 1 to 8).
• To drain the residual water from the pump, bend the machine frontward and operate as per points 9
and 10 of the previous chapter.
When should I drain residual water?
• Before transporting (moving) the machine.
• If the appliance is installed in a room subject to sub-zero temperatures. It is best in this case to drain
the machine after every wash.
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Appliance exterior and control panel
Door seal
• Clean using normal household cleaner (do not
use abrasive products and no solvents).
• Dry with a soft cloth.
• Clean with a damp cloth when necessary.
• Periodically check the fold of the seal for foreign
• Check and clean the filter two or three times a
year (see “Removing the filter”).
Detergent dispenser
1. Disengage the detergent dispenser by pressing the
release lever in the prewash compartment and lately
remove the drawer.
2. Remove the inserts softener compartment, the insert
for liquid detergents and the siphon from the chlorine
bleach compartment, (if available, four chambers
model “A”).
3. Wash all the parts under running water.
4. Replace the parts and refit the detergent dispenser.
Push the siphon firmly into place.
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Water hose mesh filter
Check and clean periodically.
For machines with a straight water supply hose “A”
1.Turn off the tap.
2.Unscrew the hose from the tap.
3.Clean the internal filter.
4.Screw the supply hose back onto the tap.
5.Unscrew the hose from the machine.
6. Remove the filter from the washing machine with pliers and clean it.
7.Replace the filter and screw the hose connection back on to the
8.Turn on the tap and ensure that the connections are completely
For machines with Water Stop hose “B”
1.Turn off the tap.
2.Unscrew the hose from the tap.
3.Clean the filter.
4.Screw the Water Stop hose back onto the tap.
5.Turn on the tap and ensure that the connection is completely
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The appliance will not start, no lamp lights up.
Check whether:
• the appliance is plugged in;
• the wall socket is functioning correctly
(use a table lamp or similar).
• ON/OFF button pressed.
The appliance will not start, but the “On/
Off” lamp is on.
Check whether:
• the appliance door is properly closed
(child safety);
• a programme has been selected and the
programme is started;
• the water tap is open.If not, open the tap and
switch the appliance first off, then on.
The appliance stops during the programme.
Check whether:
• the “Rinse Hold” button is pushed, terminate
this option by pressing the button again;
• “On/Off” lamp is off. Press “On/Off” button;
No water or insufficient water supply.
Check whether:
• the tap is turned on completetly;
• kinks are present in water hose;
• the water hose filter is blocked;
• the water hose is frozen up;
N.B: Afterwards switch the appliance off, then on.
Waste water not pumped out.
Check whether:
• the drain hose is correctly installed
(see “Installation Instructions”);
• the filter is blocked.
• the drain hose is frozen up.
• the “Rinse hold” button is pressed.
Detergent and additive product residues in
dispenser at end of wash.
Check whether:
• the siphon is correctly installed and clean
(see “Care and Maintenance”);
• enough water is being supplied. The mesh filters
between the inlet hose and the tap could be
clogged (see “Care and Maintenance”). Check
and clean the filter two or three times a year
(see “Removing the filter”).
Also see “Detergent and Additives” for
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The appliance vibrates during the spin
Check whether:
• the appliance is levelled and solidly installed on
all four feet (see “Installation Instructions”);
• the transit bolts have been removed. The transit
bolts must be removed before the appliance can
be used (see “Installation Instructions”).
Water Stop fault (depending on model)
When the appliance detects a water leakage the
pump runs continuously.
Switch off the appliance, unplug it and make sure
that the water tap is closed.
The “Water Stop” may have been triggered by:
1.too much foam;
2.leakage in the inlet hose or in the appliance.
Tilt the appliance forwards carefully to allow the
collected water to flow out from the bottom of the
appliance. Then:
1.connect the appliance to the electrical outlet,
2.open the tap,
3.reselect the desidered programme and press the
“On/Off” button.
Important: if the fault occurs again, call AfterSales Service with details about the fault (see
“After-Sales Service”).
Final spin results are poor:
The appliance has an imbalance detection and
correction system. If individual heavy articles are
loaded (bathmat, bathrobe, etc.) this system may
reduce the spin speed automatically to protect the
appliance or even interrupt the spin cycle
altogether, if the imbalance is too great even after
several spin starts.
• if the laundry is still too wet at the end of the
cycle, add smaller articles of laundry to balance
the load and repeat the spin cycle.
• excessive foam formation may prevent spinning.
Ensure correct amount of detergent is used
Important: this machine is fitted with a safety
system. The programme is interrupted after a few
minutes if one of the following happens:
• no water supply;
• pump blocked.
If the pump is blocked, switch off the appliance
and clean the pump (see “Removing the filter”).
Then re-start the appliance.
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Before contacting After-Sales Service:
1. Try to remedy the problem yourself (see
“Troubleshooting Guide”).
2. Restart the programme to check whether the
problem has solved itself.
3. If the machine continues to function incorrectly,
call After-Sales Service.
• The nature of the problem.
• The exact model of the appliance.
• The service code (number after the word
The After-Sales Service sticker is on the inside
of the door.
• Your full address.
• Your telephone number and area code.
After-Sales Service phone numbers and
addresses are given on the guarantee card.
Alternatively, consult the dealer where you
purchased the appliance.
Never move the appliance carrying by the worktop.
1.Unplug the appliance.
2.Turn off the tap.
3.Remove the water supply and drain hose.
4.Eliminate all water from the hoses and from the appliance (see “Removing the Filter”,
“Draining Residual Water”).
5.Fit the transit bolts (obligatory) (see “Installation Instructions”).
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Remove the transit bolts
1.Slacken the four bolts with the spanner supplied.
2.Unscrew the bolts by hand.
3.Holding the bolt head, pull each bolt through the wide
part of the holes.
4.Close the holes with the plastic covers supplied; insert
the covers in the wide part of the hole and slide them
toward the narrow part until they click into place.
5.Keep the transit bolts for future use.
• Whenever the appliance is transported, the transit bolts
must be refitted:
1.Pry off the plastic covers with a screwdriver, slide them
in the opposite direction of the arrow and remove.
2.Insert the transit bolts, performing the steps for
removal in reverse order.
Adjust the feet
If the floor is uneven, adjust the levelling feet as required
(do not insert pieces of wood etc. under the feet):
1.Slacken the locknut using the spanner supplied.
2.Adjust the height of the foot, turning it by hand.
3.Tighten the locknut by turning it anti-clockwise towards
the appliance casing.
If the appliance is to be installed on a wooden floor,
distribute the weight by placing it on a 60 x 60 cm sheet
of plywood at least 3 cm in thickness.
Secure the plywood sheet to the floor.
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Worktop for built-under models
The appliance must only be installed beneath a continuous fitted kitchen worktop.
If the appliance will be built under it is mandatory to use the cover panel UBS. This can be obtained
from specialist shops or from After-Sales Service.
1.Unplug the appliance.
2.Unscrew the worktop fixing screws from the rear of the appliance.
3.Slide the worktop fully backward and lift it upwards to remove. Install the cover panel following the
relative instructions.
4.Refit the fixing screws and tighten them.
5.Plug the appliance only into the mains power socket.
Connect the water inlet hose
For models with straight hose “A”
1.Insert the dirt strainer (already premounted on the
hose end or included in the accessories) into the
threaded tap coupling.
2.Carefully screw the hose connection onto the tap
preferably by hand.
3.Make sure there are no kinks in the hose.
4.Check water-tightness of tap and appliance connections
by turning the tap completely on.
If the hose is too short, replace it with a suitable length
of pressure resistant hose (1000 kPa min, EN 50084
approved type).
Periodically check the hose for brittleness and cracks and
replace if necessary.
The appliance can be connected without an antibackpressure valve.
For models with Water Stop hose “B”
If the flexible hose is damaged, unplug the appliance from
the mains immediately.
1.Screw the threaded connector with the filter inserted
onto the tap.
2.Check water-tightness of tap and appliance connections
by turning the tap completely on.
If the hose is too short, replace it with a 3 m Water Stop
hose (available from After-Sales Service or from your
dealer). This operation must be carried out exclusively by
a licensed electrician.
The appliance must not be connected to the mixing tap
of a non-pressurized water heater.
The inlet hose and the plastic enclosure at the tap
connection contain electrical components. Do not cut the
hose and do not immerse the plastic enclosure in
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Connect the water drain hose
The draining varies according to model:
External drain hose
1a.Unhook the drain hose from the left clip.
Attention: do not unhook the right drain hose connection.
Internal drain hose
1b.Pull the hose completely out of the holder.
Close off the hole with the attached cap.
2.Connect the drain hose to the siphon or hook it over the edge of a sink by
means of the “U” bend supplied.
3.Make sure there are no kinks in the hose.
4.Secure the hose so that it cannot fall down while the appliance is running.
The drain hose should not be hooked onto small washbasins.
If you need to add an extension, use a flexible hose of the same type and secure
the union with screw-on hose clips.
Max. drain hose length: 2.50 m
Max. drain height: 1.25 m
Min. drain height: 0.70 m
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Do not use extension leads or multi sockets.
Electrical connections must be made in accordance with local regulations.
1) Warning - this appliance must be earthed
This appliance is normally supplied with a mains lead having a plug fitted in the factory which has been
checked for correct earth continuity.
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket outlet, or if the machine’s mains lead is not fitted with
a plug, you should fit a suitable new, good quality plug by following the instructions in (2) below.
Any unsuitable plug should be cut off and disposed of in order to avoid a possible shock hazard should it
be inserted into a socket.
2) CONNECTION TO A REWIRABLE PLUG - to be carried out only by a qualified electrician
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
BROWN - “LIVE” (“L”)
To fit a new plug, proceed as follows:
2.1 Polarized Plugs (e.g. 3 pin, 13 amp plug conforming to BS
a. The GREEN AND YELLOW wire must be connected to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter “E” or by
the Earth symbol
or coloured green and yellow.
b. The BLUE wire must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter “N” or coloured blue.
c. The BROWN wire must be connected to the terminal which is
marked with the letter “L” or coloured brown.
2.2) Non-polarized plugs (e.g. 2 pin with side earth contact)
The wire which is coloured GREEN AND YELLOW must be connected to the earth contact. The other two wires
should be connected to the two pins, irrespective of colour.
If the mains lead of this appliance is fitted with a BS 1363A 13 amp
fused plug, replace the fuse only with an A.S.T.A. approved type
conforming to BS 1362 and proceed as follows:
Remove the fuse cover (A) and the fuse (B).
Fit the replacement 13 A fuse into the fuse cover.
Refit both into the plug.
For all other types of plug, the supply socket should be protected
by a 16 A fuse or circuit breaker at the distribution board.
Black Process Plate