Front Load Washer Instruction Booklet EW 880F 132990430 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:28 Pagina 2 Contents Warnings 3 Disposal 4 Tips for environmental protection 4 Technical specifications 4 Operating sequence 12-13 Washing programmes 14-15 International wash code symbols Maintenance 16 17 After each wash 17 Maintenance wash 17 Installation 5 Door seal 17 Unpacking 5 Cabinet 17 Positioning 5 Detergent dispenser drawer 17 Water inlet 5 Drain pump 18 Water drainage 6 Water inlet filter 18 Electrical connection 6 Emergency emptying out 18 The dangers of freezing 19 Your new washing machine 7 Detergent dispenser drawer 7 Use Trouble-Shooting Guide 8 Control panel Controls Washing hints 8 8-9 10 Sorting the laundry 10 Temperatures 10 Before loading the laundry 10 Maximum loads 10 Laundry weights 10 Removing stains 10 Detergents and additives 11 20-21 Electrolux Warranty New Zealand 22 Electrolux Warranty Australia 23 The symbols you will see on some paragraphs of this booklet have the following meaning: The warning triangle and/or the key words (Warning!, Caution!) emphasize information that is particularly important for your safety or correct functioning of the appliance. The information marked with this symbol provides additional instructions and practical tips on the use of the appliance. Tips and information about economical and ecological use of the machine are marked with this symbol. Our contribution to the protection of the environment: we use environmentally friendly paper. 2 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:28 Pagina 3 Dear customer, Please read these operating instructions carefully and pay particular attention to the safety notes indicated below. We recommend that you keep this instruction manual for future reference and pass it on to any future owners. Warnings The following warnings are provided in the interests of overall safety. You must read them carefully before installing or using the appliance. • Place small items such as socks, belts, etc. in a cloth bag or pillowcase to prevent them getting trapped between the drum and the tub. Installation • When unpacking the appliance, check that it is not damaged. If in doubt, do not use it and contact the Service Centre. • Use only the recommended quantities of fabric softener. An excessive amount could damage the laundry. • All internal packing must be removed before using the appliance. Serious damage may be caused to the machine or adjacent furniture if the protective transit devices are not removed or are not completely removed. Refer to the relevant paragraph in the instruction book. • Leave the porthole door slightly ajar when the appliance is not in use. This preserves the door seal and prevents the formation of musty smells. • Always check that water has emptied out before opening the door. If not, drain the water following the instructions in the instruction book. • Any electrical work required to install this appliance must be carried out by a qualified electrician. • Any plumbing work required to install this appliance must be carried out by a qualified plumber. • Always unplug the appliance and turn the water tap off after use. • After having installed the machine, check that it is not standing on its electrical supply cable. General safety • Repairs to the machine must be carried out only by qualified personnel. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons could cause serious danger. Contact your local Service Centre. • If the appliance is placed on a carpeted floor, ensure that air can circulate freely between the feet and the floor. • Never pull the power supply cable to remove the plug from the socket; always take hold of the plug itself. • The appliance incorporates backflow protection complying with AS/NZS 3500.1.2. No further backflow protection is required for connection to the water supply. • During high temperature wash programmes the door glass may get hot. Do not touch it! Use Child safety • This appliance is designed for domestic use. It must not be used for purposes other than those for which it was designed. • This washing machine is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without supervision. • Only wash fabrics which are designed to be machine washed. Follow the instructions on each garment label. • Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance. • The packaging components (e.g. plastic film, polystyrene) can be dangerous to children - danger of suffocation! Keep them out of children’s reach. • Do not overload the appliance. Follow the instructions in the instruction book. • Make sure that all pockets are empty. Objects such as coins, safety pins, pins and screws can cause extensive damage. • Keep all detergents in a safe place out of children’s reach. • When the appliance is to be scrapped, cut off the electrical supply cable and destroy the plug with the remaining cable. Disable the door catch in order to prevent children from becoming trapped inside while playing. • Do not machine wash garments saturated with petroleum, methylated spirits, trichlorethylene, etc. If such fluids have been used to remove stains prior to washing, wait until they have completely evaporated from the fabric before placing garments in the appliance. 3 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:28 Pagina 4 • Make sure that children or pets do not climb into the drum. To avoid this the machine incorporates a special feature. To activate this device, rotate the button (without pressing it) inside the door clockwise until the groove is horizontal. If necessary use a coin. Disposal Packaging materials The materials marked with the symbol recyclable. are >PE<=polyethylene >PS<=polystyrene >PP<=polypropylene This means that they can be recycled by disposing of them properly in appropriate collection containers. P1131 Machine To disable this device and restore the possibility of closing the door, rotate the button anti-clockwise until the groove is vertical. Use authorised disposal sites for your old appliance. Help to keep your country tidy! Tips for environmental protection To save water, energy and to help protect the environment, we recommend that you follow these tips: • With adequate pre-treatment, stains and limited soiling can be removed; the laundry can then be washed at a lower temperature. • Normally soiled laundry may be washed without prewashing or stain in order to save detergent, water and time (the environment is protected too!). • Measure out detergent according to the water hardness, the degree of soiling and the quantity of laundry being washed. • The machine works more economically if it is fully loaded. Technical specifications DIMENSIONS Height Width Depth 85 cm 60 cm 63 cm MAXIMUM LOAD Cotton Synthetics Delicates Woollens and handwash 6,5.kg 3.0 kg 3.0 kg 2.0.kg MAX. SPIN SPEED 800 rpm POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE FREQUENCY TOTAL POWER ABSORBED MINIMUM FUSE PROTECTION 220-240 V 50 Hz 2050 W 10 A WATER PRESSURE Minimum Maximum 050 kPa 800 kPa 4 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:28 Pagina 5 Installation 5. Set the machine upright and remove the remaining rear screw. Slide out the relevant pin. Unpacking 6. Plug all the holes with the plugs which you will find in the envelope containing the instruction manual. All transit bolts and packing must be removed before using the appliance. You are advised to keep all transit devices so that they can be refitted if the machine ever has to be transported again. 1. Using a spanner, unscrew and remove the two rear bottom screws. Slide out the two plastic pins. Lay the machine on its back, taking care not to squash the hoses. This can be avoided by placing one of the corner packing pieces between the machine and the floor. P1128 P0002 Positioning Install the machine on a flat hard floor. Make sure that air circulation around the machine is not impeded by carpets, rugs etc. Check that the machine does not touch the wall or cupboard units. Carefully level by screwing the adjustable feet in or out. Never place cardboard, wood or similar materials under the machine to compensate for any unevenness in the floor. P0001 P1129 2. Remove the polystyrene block(s) from the bottom of the machine and release the two plastic bags. 3. Very carefully slide out the left polythene bag, removing it towards the right and then downwards. 1 2 P1051 3 Water inlet P1123 Connect the water inlet hose to a tap with 3/4” BSP thread. Use the hose supplied with the washing machine. DO NOT USE OLD HOSES. The other end of the inlet hose which connects to the machine can be turned in any direction. Simply loosen the fitting, rotate the hose and retighten the fitting, making sure there are no water leaks. P1126 4. Very carefully slide out the right polythene bag, removing it towards the left and then upwards. P1127 P1088 5 P0021 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:28 Pagina 6 The inlet hose must not be lengthened. If it is too short and you do not wish to move the tap, you will have to purchase a new, longer hose specially designed for this type of use. Important! Before connecting up the machine to new pipework or to pipework that has not been used for some time, run off a reasonable amount of water to flush out any debris that may have been collected in the pipes. The drain hose may be extended to a maximum of 4 metres. An additional drain hose and joining piece is available from your local Service Centre. Water drainage The end of the drain hose can be positioned in four ways: For correct functioning of the machine the drain hose must remain hooked on the proper support piece situated on the top part of the back side of the appliance. Hooked over the edge of a sink using the plastic hose guide supplied with the machine. In this case, make sure the end cannot come unhooked when the machine is emptying. This could be done by tying it to the tap with a piece of string or attaching it to the wall. Electrical connection Plug the washing machine into a properly earthed 3 pin power point. DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD. CAUTION ! If the appliance is supplied from a cord extension set or an electrical portable outlet device, the cord extension set or electrical portable outlet device must be positioned so that it is not subject to splashing or ingress of moisture. P0022 In a sink drain pipe branch. This branch must be above the tap so that the bend is at least 60 cm above the ground. The manufacturer declines any responsibility for damage or injury through failure to comply with the above safety precaution. Directly into a drain pipe at a height of not less than 60 cm and not more than 90 cm. The end of the drain hose must always be ventilated, i.e. the inside diameter of the drain pipe must be larger than the outside diameter of the drain hose. IMPORTANT! If the electrical cord of this appliance is damaged, it must be replaced by the Manufacturer, Authorised Service Agent or similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard. Floor drain: the washing machine should be installed where a floor drain or hole is located (depending on plumbing regulations). A floor drain is required to drain away water which may overflow from the washing machine due to a hose leak or malfunction. The drain hose must not be kinked. 6 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:28 Pagina 7 Your new washing machine This new washing machine meets all modern needs for effective treatment of laundry with low water, energy and detergent consumption. • The programme selector dial combines the function of programme and temperature selection, making it easier to set the programme. • The programme progress display shows the spin speed selected and the washing phase which is running. • The special wool programme with its new delicate wash system treats your woollens with extreme care. • The automatic cooling of the washing water from 90° to 60°C before draining will prevent old drain pipes from being deformed and will reduce thermal shock to fabrics, helping to prevent creasing. • The balance control device ensures the machine is stable during the spin. • The ECO valve allows total use of detergent and reduces water consumption so saving energy. 1 1 Detergent dispenser drawer 2 2 Control panel 3 Door opening handle PROGRAMMES Prewash Rinse Hold 4 Drain pump EW 88O F 800 700 Quick Wash Stain Start/ Pause Spin Reduction 500 Function End Door 5 Adjustable feet 3 4 5 Detergent dispenser drawer The detergent dispenser is divided into three compartments (fig.). The table of Washing Programmes shows which compartment to use. Compartment : this compartment is only used for washing powder when a programme has Prewash or Stain. Compartment : this compartment is used for washing powder on all C0063 programmes. Compartment : this compartment is used for fabric conditioner and starching agent. Always add laundry detergents before switching the machine on and keep the dispenser clean and dry, so that the detergent can be efficiently dispensed from the unit. 7 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:28 Pagina 8 Use Control panel PROGRAMMES Prewash Rinse Hold EW 88O F 800 Quick Wash Stain Start/ Pause Spin Reduction 700 500 Function End Door 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 3 “Quick Wash” button 1 Detergent dispenser drawer This button allows you to select the Quick Wash function, for laundry that is only slightly soiled (not for wool, hand wash and economy programme 60E). The washing time will be reduced according to the type of fabric and the selected temperature. Max. load for cotton 3 kg. Programme Option buttons Depending on the programme, different functions can be combined. These must be selected after choosing the desired programme and before depressing the START/PAUSE button. When these buttons are pressed, the corresponding pilot lights come on. When they are pressed again, the pilot lights go out. If an incorrect option is selected, the pilot lights flash for about 2 seconds. 4 “Stain” button Select this button if you wish to add to the washing of heavy soiled laundry a stain phase: at the temperature of 40°C the special detergent for stains is loaded from the compartment marked . This function is available in cotton and synthetic programmes with a temperature of 40° or higher). 2 “Prewash / Rinse Hold” button ● ● 8 Select Prewash option if you wish your laundry to be prewashed before the main wash (not available for wool and hand wash). The relevant light illuminates. The prewash ends with a short spin in programmes for cotton and synthetic fabrics, whereas in the programme for delicate fabrics the water is only drained. The washing time will be prolonged by about 10 minutes. The Prewash and the Stain functions cannot be selected together. 5 “Start /Pause” button After having selected the programme and the required options press this button to start the machine. The corresponding pilot light stops flashing and remains lit. To interrupt a programme which is running, depress the Start/Pause button: the corresponding pilot light starts to flash. To restart the programme from the point at which it was interrupted, press the Start/Pause button again. When selecting Rinse Hold option, the water of the last rinse is not emptied out, to prevent the fabrics from creasing. The relevant light illuminates and will stay on during washing. At the end of the programme the pilot light “End” illuminates, the Rinse Hold and “Door” lights will remain lit. To drain water, proceed as follows: ● turn the programme selector dial to position “O” to switch the machine off; ● select programme (drain) or (short spin); ● press Start/Pause button. The light “Function” comes on during the drain or the spin programme. At the end of the programme the “End” light illuminates again and the “Door” light goes out. 8 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:28 Pagina 9 6 “Spin reduction” button 8 Programme selector dial By depressing this button you can reduce the max. spin speed proposed by the machine. The relevant light illuminates. The maximum speeds are: ● for cotton, synthetics, hand wash and wool: 800 r.p.m. ● for delicate fabrics: 700 r.p.m. The selector is divided into 5 sections: • Cotton • Synthetic • Hand wash / Delicate • Wool • Special programmes O Reset programme/OFF 7 Programme display When you select the programme, the light corresponding to the maximum spin speed provided or the various phases making up the programme comes on. At the same time the light of the Start/Pause button starts blinking. N TO 30 40 C OT IC 3A0T E SYNT HE TI 30 C 4 Function: when this light comes on this means that the machine is performing the washing programme. End: when the programme has finished, the “End” pilot light comes on. If the Rinse Hold option has been selected, the “End” and the “Door” pilot lights remain lit. The “End” light flashes in the event of operating problems : 1 flash: problem with water supply EL Door 2 flashes: problem with water draining D 0 30 L At the end of the programme the selector dial must be turned to position “O” to switch the machine off. Attention! If during a washing programme the selector dial is turned to another programme, the pilot lights of the programme progress display start to flash. The machine will not perform the new selected programme. End ● WOO Function ● EC L 700 500 4 flashes: door open SP The selector dial can be turned either clockwise or anticlockwise. Position 60E corresponds to the ENERGY SAVING programme and position to “cold wash”. 800 ● O IA Spin speed lights: are on during the washing programme and remain alight at the end of the cycle. Spin Reduction 90 6 0E For more information see paragraph “Troubleshooting guide”. Door: the “Door” pilot light indicates if the door can be opened: - light on: the door cannot be opened - light off: the door can be opened It stays on during the whole programme indicating that the door is locked. When the light goes out, the door can be opened (see page 13) 9 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:28 Pagina 10 Maximum loads Washing hints Recommended loads are indicated in the programme charts. Sorting the laundry General rules: Follow the wash code symbols on each garment label and the manufacturer’s washing instructions. Sort the laundry as follows: whites, coloureds, synthetics, delicates, woollens. Cotton, linen: drum full but not too tightly packed; Synthetics: drum no more than half full; Delicate fabrics and woollens: drum no more than one third full. Temperatures Washing a maximum load makes the most efficient use of water and energy. 90°-95° for normally soiled white cottons and For heavily soiled laundry, reduce the load size. linen (e.g. tea cloths, towels, tablecloths, sheets...) 60° (Cold) 30°-40° for normally soiled, colour fast garments (e.g. shirts, night dresses, pyjamas....) in linen, cotton or synthetic fibres and for lightly soiled white cotton (e.g. underwear). for delicate items (e.g. net curtains), mixed laundry including synthetic fibres and woollens. The wool wash cycle of this machine has been approved by Woolmark for the washing of machine washable Woolmark products provided that the garments are washed according to the instructions on the garment label and those issued by the manufacturer of this washing machine. Licence No. M9604. Laundry weights The following weights are indicative: bathrobe Before loading the laundry Never wash whites and coloureds together. Whites may lose their “whiteness” in the wash. New coloured items may run in the first wash; they should therefore be washed separately the first time. 1200 g napkin 100 g quilt cover 700 g sheet 500 g pillow case 200 g tablecloth 250 g towelling towel 200 g tea cloth 100 g night dress 200 g ladies’ briefs 100 g man’s work shirt 600 g man’s shirt 200 g man’s pyjamas 500 g blouse 100 g men’s underpants 100 g Removing stains Make sure that no metal objects are left in the laundry (e.g. hair clips, safety pins, pins). Button up pillowcases, close zip fasteners, hooks and poppers. Tie any belts or long tapes. Stubborn stains may not be removed by just water and detergent. It is therefore advisable to treat them prior to washing. Remove persistent stains before washing. Rub particularly soiled areas with a special detergent or detergent paste. Blood: treat fresh stains with cold water. For dried stains, soak overnight in water with a special detergent then rub in the soap and water. Treat curtains with special care. Remove hooks or tie them up in a bag or net. Oil based paint: moisten with benzine stain remover, lay the garment on a soft cloth and dab the stain; treat several times. Dried grease stains: moisten with turpentine, lay the garment on a soft surface and dab the stain with the fingertips and a cotton cloth. 10 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:28 Pagina 11 Rust: oxalic acid dissolved in hot water or a rust removing product used cold. Be careful with rust stains which are not recent since the cellulose structure will already have been damaged and the fabric tends to hole. If a dosage ball/device is supplied with your concentrate detergent, measure the detergent into the device/ball which should then be placed on top of the laundry and at the back of the machine drum. Any fabric softener or starching additives must be poured into the compartment marked before starting the wash programme. Mould stains: treat with bleach, rinse well (whites and fast coloureds only). Grass: soap lightly and treat with bleach (whites and fast coloureds only). Follow the product manufacturer’s recommendations on quantities to use and do not exceed the «MAX» mark in the detergent dispenser drawer. Ball point pen and glue: moisten with acetone (*), lay the garment on a soft cloth and dab the stain. Quantity of detergent to be used Lipstick: moisten with acetone as above, then treat stains with methylated spirits. Remove any residual marks from white fabrics with bleach. The quantity of detergent will depend on the load size, degree of soiling and hardness of the water used. Red wine: soak in water and detergent, rinse and treat with acetic or citric acid, then rinse. Treat any residual marks with bleach. Water hardness is classified in so-called “degrees” of hardness. Information on hardness of the water in your area can be obtained from the relevant water supply company. Ink: depending on the type of ink, moisten the fabric first with acetone (*), then with acetic acid; treat any residual marks on white fabrics with bleach and then rinse thoroughly. Follow the product manufacturers’ instructions on quantities to use. Tar stains: first treat with stain remover, methylated spirits or benzine, then rub with detergent paste. Not enough washing powder causes: – the washload to turn grey, Do not machine wash garments saturated with petroleum, methylated spirits, trichlorethylene, etc. If such fluids have been used to remove stains prior to washing, wait until they have completely evaporated from the fabric before placing garments in the appliance – greasy clothes. Too much washing powder causes: – sudsing, – reduced agitation and washing effect, – inadequate rinsing, (*) do not use acetone on artificial silk. Use less detergent if: – you are washing a small load, Detergents and additives – the laundry is lightly soiled, Good washing results also depend on the choice of detergent and ensure correct quantities are used to avoid waste and protect the environment. Although biodegradable, detergents contain substances which, in large quantities, can upset the delicate balance of nature. – large amounts of foam form during washing. The choice of detergent will depend on the type of fabric (delicates, woollens, cottons, etc.), the colour fastness, washing temperature and degree of soiling. All commonly available washing machine detergents may be used in this appliance: – powder detergents for all types of fabric, – powder detergents for delicate fabrics (60°C max) and woollens, The detergent and any additives must be placed in the appropriate compartments of the dispenser drawer before starting the wash programme. If using compact (concentrate) detergents, a programme without prewash must be selected. 11 132990430.qxd 02/04/2004 16:29 Pagina 12 Operating sequence Before the first wash we recommend that you pour 2 litres of water into the main wash compartment of the detergent drawer in order to activate the ECO valve. Then run a cotton cycle at 60°C, with the machine empty, in order to remove any manufacturing residue from the drum and tub. Pour half a measure of detergent into the main wash compartment and start up the machine. 4. Select the desired programme CO 90 60E 0 TON O T SP EC 30 4 Turn the programme selector dial to the desired position. WO 40 0H E T I C IAL O DE L I C AT E 30 SY NT 3 Place the laundry in the drum, one item at a time, shaking them out as much as possible. 0L Open the door. 3 1. Place the laundry in the drum The light corresponding to the max spin speed for the selected programme illuminates and the light of the Start/Pause button starts to flash. Close the door. 5. Select the required option(s) The light corresponding to the depressed button illuminates. When selecting the Rinse Hold option the water of the last rinse is not emptied out, to prevent the fabrics from creasing. P0004 Prewash Rinse Hold 2. Measure out the detergent Quick Wash Stain Pull out the dispenser drawer until it stops. Measure out the amount of detergent recommended by the manufacturer in a graduated cup and pour it into the main wash compartment . If you wish to carry out a programme with prewash or a stain phase, pour detergent into the appropriate compartment marked . 6. Reduce eventually the spin speed Please do not use liquid detergent with this appliance except if placed in the dosage ball/device & at the back of the machine drum. Press the Spin Reduction button repeatedly to reduce the spin speed. The relevant light illuminates. 800 3. Measure out the additive Spin Reduction If required, pour fabric softener into the compartment marked , without exceeding the «MAX» mark. 700 500 Function End Door C0064 C0065 12 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:28 Pagina 13 If you cannot open the door but you need to open it you have to switch the machine off by turning the programme selector dial to “O”. After about 3 minutes the door can be opened (pay attention to the water level and temperature!). Select the programme again and depress Start/Pause to restart it. 7. Start the programme To start the selected programme, press the Start/Pause button; the corresponding light stops flashing. The “Function”and “Door” lights illuminate. The machine starts operating. 12. At the end of the programme The machine stops automatically, the “End” pilot light illuminates and the light of the Start/Pause button goes out. Start/ Pause If the Rinse Hold option has been selected, the “End” and “Door” phase lights are on to indicate that the water must be emptied out before opening the door. To do this first turn the programme selector dial to “O” and then to drain programme or spin programme . The spin programme is performed at the maximum speed. In order to avoid any creasing or damage in synthetic, delicate, hand wash and wool items, the spin speed must be reduced by means of the relevant button. 8. Altering a programme You can alter the programme before it starts. When the programme has started, you can only reset it by turning the programme selector dial to O and then you can select the new programme. The washing water remains in the tub. Start the new programme by depressing the Start/Pause button. The door can only be opened after the Door light has gone out. Release of the lock is also indicated by the coming on of the End light. 9. Interrupting a programme At the end of the programme turn the programme selector dial to “O” to switch the machine off. Remove the laundry from the drum and carefully check that the drum is empty. If you do not intend to carry out another wash, close the water tap. Leave the door open to prevent the formation of mildew and unpleasant smells. Depress the Start/Pause button to interrupt a programme which is running, the corresponding light starts to flash. Depress the button again to restart the programme. 10. Cancelling a programme Turn the selector dial to O to cancel a programme which is running. Now you can select a new programme. 11. Opening the door after the programme has started First set the machine to PAUSE by pressing the Start/Pause button. The door can be opened when the “Door” light has gone out. If the “Door” light does not go out and the door does not open, this means that the water temperature is above 55°C, that the water level is above the bottom edge of the door or that the drum is turning. 13 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:28 Pagina 14 Washing Programmes Type of laundry and degree of soil WHITE COTTONS Sheets, household linen, towels, tablecloths WHITE COTTONS ECONOMY Hand towels, sheets, underwear, tablecloths COLOURED COTTON Fast coloured cottons e.g. hand towels, sheets Non-fast coloured items, for example underwear, shirts, blouses SYNTHETICS Shirts, blouses, easy to iron SYNTHETICS Shirts, blouses, underwear, mixed fabrics HANDWASH Special programme for hand washing fabrics DELICATES Acrylic, viscose, polyester items, curtains Programme/ temperature 90 COTTON 60E COTTON COLD COTTON SYNTHETIC * * Wash at 60E 3 rinses Long spin PREWASH RINSE HOLD STAIN SPIN REDUCTION * Wash at 30°C or 30°COLD SYNTHETIC 3 rinses Short spin 30° DELICATE (COLD) DELICATE Dispenserwashing agents Wash at 90°C 3 rinses Long spin Wash at 40°C 3 rinses Short spin 40° Possible options PREWASH RINSE HOLD QUICK WASH STAIN SPIN REDUCTION Wash at 40°-30°C or 3 rinses Long spin 40° - 30° Wool Specially tested programme for wool garments bearing the “Pure new wool, non-shrink, machine washable” label. Description PREWASH RINSE HOLD QUICK WASH STAIN** SPIN REDUCTION PREWASH RINSE HOLD QUICK WASH STAIN SPIN REDUCTION PREWASH RINSE HOLD QUICK WASH SPIN REDUCTION Wash at 30°C 3 rinses Short spin RINSE HOLD SPIN REDUCTION Wash at 3 rinses Short spin PREWASH RINSE HOLD QUICK WASH SPIN REDUCTION * * * * Wash at 30° C or 30°(COLD) WOOL 3 rinses Short spin RINSE HOLD SPIN REDUCTION With PREWASH or STAIN option ** Only at 40°C. Economy programme (60E) For slightly/normally soiled cottons you can use the relevant Economy programme: you will obtain good washing results by saving energy. 14 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:28 Pagina 15 Washing Programmes Special programmes Programme selector dial position Rinses Drain Spin O Reset/Off Programme Programme description For rinsing hand washed items 3 rinses with liquid additive, if required short spin at max. speed For emptying out the water of the last rinse of programmes with RINSE HOLD option Water draining Separate spin for all fabrics Short spin at max. speed For cancelling the programme which is running or to switch the machine off 15 Additional functions RINSE HOLD SPIN REDUCTION SPIN REDUCTION 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:28 Pagina 16 International wash code symbols These symbols appear on fabric labels, in order to help you choose the best way to treat your laundry. Energetic wash 95 60 40 30 Max. wash temperature 95°C Max. wash temperature 60°C Max. wash temperature 40°C Max. wash temperature 30°C Delicate wash 60 Bleaching Bleach in cold water 40 Hand wash 30 40 Do not wash at all Do not bleach Ironing Hot iron max 200°C Warm iron max 150°C Lukewarm iron max 110°C Do not iron Dry cleaning Dry cleaning in all solvents Dry cleaning in perchlorethylene, petrol, pure alcohol, R 111 & R 113 Dry cleaning in petrol, pure alcohol and R 113 Do not dry clean high temperature low temperature Drying Flat On the line On clothes hanger 16 Tumble dry Do not tumble dry 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:28 Pagina 17 Maintenance Detergent dispenser drawer Before any maintenance or cleaning is carried out you must DISCONNECT the appliance from the electricity supply. After a while, detergents and fabric softeners leave deposits in the drawer. Inspect the drawer regularly. To remove the drawer from the machine, press the button in the rear left-hand corner. After each wash Leave the door open for a while. This helps to prevent mould and stagnant smells forming inside the appliance. Keeping the door open after a wash will also help to preserve the door seal. Maintenance Wash With the use of low temperature washes it is possible to get a build up of residues inside the drum. We recommend that a maintenance wash be performed on a regular basis. C0066 To facilitate cleaning, the top part of the additive compartment can be removed. To run a maintenance wash: ● The drum should be empty of laundry. ● Select the hottest cotton wash programme. ● Use a normal measure of detergent, must be a powder. C0067 Door seal Check from time to time the door seal and eliminate eventual possible objects that could be trapped in the fold. Clean the drawer by rinsing it under a running tap. C0068 P1086 Detergent can also accumulate inside the drawer recess: clean it with an old toothbrush. Refit the drawer after cleaning. P1050 Cabinet Clean the outside of the machine with warm water and a detergent used to handwash dishes. Rinse with clean water and dry with a soft cloth. Important: do not use methylated spirits, solvents or similar products to clean the bodywork. P0038 17 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:28 Pagina 18 Drain pump • Remove any objects from the pump impeller by rotating it. Important! Every time you drain the water through the emergency emptying hose you must pour 2 litres of water into the main wash compartment of the detergent drawer and then run the drain programme. This will activate the ECO valve avoiding that part of the detergent remains unused with your next washing. The pump should be inspected if • Put the cap back on the emergency emptying hose and place the latter back in its seat. • the machine does not empty and/or spin • the machine makes an unusual noise during draining due to objects such as safety pins, coins etc. blocking the pump. Proceed as follows: • Disconnect the appliance. • If necessary wait until the water has cooled down. • Open the pump door. P1117 • Screw the pump guard fully in. • Close the pump door. Water inlet filter P1114 If you notice that the machine is taking longer to fill, check that the filter in the water inlet hose is not blocked. • Place a container close to the pump to collect any spillage. • Release the emergency emptying hose, place it in the container and remove its cap. • When no more water comes out, unscrew the pump guard and remove it. Always keep a rag nearby to dry up spillage of water when removing the pump guard. Turn off the water tap. Unscrew the hose from the tap. Clean the filter with a stiff brush. Screw the hose back onto the tap. P1090 P1115 18 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:29 Pagina 19 Emergency emptying out If the water is not discharged, proceed as follows to empty out the machine: • pull out the plug from the power socket; • close the water tap; • if necessary, wait until the water has cooled down; • open the pump door; • place a bowl on the floor and place the end of the emergency emptying hose into the bowl. Remove its cap. The water should drain by gravity into the bowl. When the bowl is full, put the cap back on the hose. Empty the bowl. Repeat the procedure until water stops flowing out; • clean the pump guard if necessary as previously described; • replace the emergency emptying hose in its seat after having plugged it; • screw the drain filter fully in and close the door. The dangers of freezing If the machine is installed in a place where the temperature could drop below 0°C, proceed as follows: • Remove the plug from the socket. • Close the water tap and unscrew the water inlet hose from the tap. • Place the end of the emergency emptying hose and that of the inlet hose in a bowl placed on the floor and let water drain out. • Screw the water inlet hose back on and reposition the emergency emptying hose after having put the cap on again. By doing this, any water remaining in the machine is removed, avoiding the formation of ice and, consequently, breakage of the affected parts. When you use the machine again, make sure that the ambient temperature is above 0°C. Important! Every time you drain the water through the emergency emptying hose you must pour 2 litres of water into the main wash compartment of the detergent drawer and then run the drain programme. This will activate the ECO valve avoiding that part of the detergent remains unused with your next washing. 19 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:29 Pagina 20 Trouble-Shooting Guide Certain problems are due to lack of simple maintenance or oversights, which can be solved easily without calling out a service technician. Before contacting your local Service Centre, please carry out the checks listed below. During machine’s operation it is possible that the “End” light flashes: • 1 flash = there is no water filling • 2 flashes = the water is not drained • 4 flashes = door open Once the problem has been eliminated, press the START PAUSE button all checks, the problem persists, contact your local Service Centre. Problem to restart the programme. If after Possible cause • The machine does not start up: • The door is not firmly closed. • The machine is not plugged in or there is no power at the socket. • The main fuse has blown. • The START PAUSE button has not been depressed. • The machine does not fill: • • • • • The machine fills then empties • The end of the drain hose is too low. Refer to relevant paragraph in “water drainage” section. immediately: The water tap is closed. The inlet hose is squashed or kinked. The filter in the inlet hose is blocked. The door is not properly closed. • The drain hose is squashed or kinked. • The RINSE HOLD option has been selected. • The drain pump is clogged. • The machine does not empty and/or does not spin: • Too much detergent or unsuitable detergent (creates too much foam) has been used. • Check whether there are any leaks from one of the inlet hose fittings. It is not always easy to see this as the water runs down the hose; check to see if it is damp. • The drain hose is damaged. • The pump guard has not been fully screwed in. • There is water on the floor: • The cap on the emergency emptying hose has not been replaced after cleaning the pump. • Unsatisfactory washing results: • Too little detergent or unsuitable detergent has been used. • Stubborn stains have not been treated prior to washing. • The correct programme / temperature was not selected. • Excessive laundry load. • The machine vibrates or is noisy: • The transit bolts and packing have not been removed. • The support feet have not been adjusted. • The laundry is not evenly distributed in the drum. • Maybe there is very little laundry in the drum. 20 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:29 Pagina 21 Problem Possible cause • The door will not open: • The programme is still running, the drum is turning. • The door lock has not yet released. (DOOR pilot light is on) • The water level is above the bottom edge of the door. • The machine is heating the water. • Spinning starts late or the laundry is not spun enough: • The electronic unbalance detection device has cut in because the laundry is not evenly distributed in the drum. The laundry is redistributed by reverse rotation of the drum. This may happen several times before the unbalance disappears and normal spinning can resume. If, after few minutes, the laundry is still not evenly distributed in the drum, the machine will spin at a lower speed or will not spin. If at the end of the programme the laundry is not spun enough, redistribute the load manually and select the spin programme. • No water is visible in the drum • Machines based on modern technology operate very economically using very little water without affecting performance. • The machine makes an unusual noise • The machine is fitted with a type of motor which makes an unusual noise compared with other traditional motors. This new motor ensures a softer start and more even distribution of the laundry in the drum when spinning, as well as increased stability of the machine. Mo Pro d. ..... d. No ..... . ..... If you are unable to identify or solve the problem, contact your nearest service centre. Before telephoning, make a note of the model, serial number and purchase date of your machine: the Service Centre will require this information. . Ser . No ..... . ..... .... Mod. .......... Prod. No. ........... P0042 BD 21 Ser. No. ......... 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:29 Pagina 22 ELECTROLUX APPLIANCE WARRANTY – NEW ZEALAND This appliance is warranted by Electrolux Home Products (NZ) Ltd (“the Company”) from the date of purchase. The following terms and conditions apply: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 The Company or its Authorised Service Centre will pay the cost of repairing or replacing all parts of the appliance which the Company or its Authorised Service Centre find defective for a period of 24 months following the date of purchase (the “Warranty Period”). During the Warranty Period the Company or its Authorised Service Centre, will pay the cost of repairing or replacing all parts, which they find are defective. Light globes, batteries and filters are replaceable parts and are not covered under this warranty. The appliance must be installed and operated in accordance with the Company’s instructions. This Warranty does not apply to normal wear and tear, or any service, which is needed after an accident, negligence, alteration or misuse. This Warranty also does not apply to damage caused if your appliance has been dismantled, repaired or serviced by any person other than someone authorised by the Company. If you live outside the service area of the Company or its Authorised Service Centre, this warranty does not cover the cost of transport of the appliance for service nor the Authorised Service Centre’s travelling costs to and from your home. If you are required to transport the appliance to the Company or its Authorised Service Centre, it must be securely packed and insured. The Company does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage prior to it being received by the Company or its Authorised Service Centre. This warranty is the only express warranty given by the Company. This Warranty does not cover loss, damage or expense to this appliance caused directly or indirectly by power surges, electrical storm damage or incorrect power supply. The Company (and any company related to the Company) will not be liable for any special incidental or consequential damages or for loss, damage or expense directly or indirectly arising from the use or inability to use this appliance, or for personal injury or loss or destruction of other property. Nothing in this warranty is intended to limit the rights you may have under the Consumer Guarantees Act 1993, except to the extent permitted by that Act, and all provisions of this warranty shall be read as modified to the extent necessary to give effect to that intention. The Consumer Guarantees Act 1993 does not apply if your appliance is acquired for the purposes of a “business” (as defined in that Act). This warranty is limited to 90 days from date of purchase if the appliance is used for commercial use. IMPORTANT NOTICE Before calling a service technician please carefully check the warranty terms and conditions, the operating instructions and service booklet if applicable. If the product fails for any of the customer responsibility reasons detailed therein, a service fee will be charged. Please present proof of purchase to any Authorised Service Centre should warranty service be required. SERVICE CENTRES PLEASE PHONE 0800 10 66 10 For your nearest Authorised Service Centre please look in The Yellow Pages under Home Appliance Servicing OR Call 0800 10 66 10 22 132990430.qxd 01/04/2004 13:29 Pagina 23 ELECTROLUX WARRANTY AUSTRALIA Nothing in this warranty, limits any rights you may have under the Trade Practices Act or any other Commonwealth or State legislation. Such rights cannot be changed by the conditions in this warranty. Subject to the conditions below, this appliance is warranted by Electrolux Home Products Pty. Ltd. A.B.N. 51 004 762 341, (the “Company”), to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 24 months following the date of purchase (the “Warranty Period”). Conditions of the warranty: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 During the Warranty Period the Company, or its service agent, will only pay the cost of repairing or replacing all Company parts on your appliance which the Company finds to be defective. The Company will decide if there are any defects in material and/or workmanship. Light globes, batteries and filters are replaceable parts and are not covered under this warranty. This warranty applies only for mainland Australia and Tasmania. The appliance must be installed and operated in accordance with the Company’s instructions. This warranty does not apply to normal wear and tear, or any service, which is needed after an accident, alteration, negligence, misuse, fire or flood. This warranty does not apply to damage caused if your appliance has been dismantled, repaired or serviced by any person other than someone authorised by the Company. If you live outside the service area of the Company or one of its service agents, this warranty does not cover the cost of transport of the appliance for service nor the service agent’s travelling costs to and from your home. If you are required to transport the appliance to the Company or its service agent, you must ensure it is securely packed and insured. The Company does not accept any responsibility for loss or damage of the appliance prior to it being received by the Company or its service agent. This warranty does not cover loss, damage or expense to this appliance caused directly or indirectly by power surges, electrical storm damage or incorrect power supply. The Company (and any company related to the Company) will not be liable for any special, incidental or consequential damages or for loss, damage or expense or for personal injury or loss or destruction of property arising directly or indirectly from the use or inability to use this appliance or any of its parts. This warranty applies only to the original buyer. This warranty is the only express warranty given by the Company. If you are the original buyer, please keep your proof of purchase, which will be required, if you request service under this warranty. The Warranty Period is only applicable when your appliance is used at home by you and your family. Use of this appliance for commercial purposes is covered by this warranty for a period of 3 months from the date of purchase. FOR SERVICE IN AUSTRALIA PLEASE CALL FOR SPARE PARTS IN AUSTRALIA PLEASE CALL 13 13 49 13 13 50 The Electrolux Group. The world’s No. 1 Choice. The Electrolux Group is the world's largest producer of powered appliances for kitchen, cleaning and outdoor use. More than 55 million Electrolux Group products (such as refrigerators, cookers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, chain saws and lawn mowers) are sold each year to a value of approx. USD 14 billion in more than 150 countries around the world.