AEG LAVAMAT 86741 Operating instructions

ÖKO-LAVAMAT 86741 update
The environmentally friendly washing machine
User information
Dear Customer,
Please read this instruction book carefully before using the appliance.
Please ensure you fully understand the safety instructions on the first
pages of this instruction book.
Retain the instruction book for future reference, and pass it on to any
future owners.
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The warning triangle and / or key words (Warning!, Caution!, Important!) give information that is important for your safety or the function of the appliance is highlighted. It is imperative that this
information is observed.
0 1. This symbol guides you step by step through the operation of the
appliance.
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This symbol gives you additional information and practical tips on using
the appliance.
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Tips and information about the economical and environmentally
friendly use of the machine are marked with the clover leaf.
In the event of a malfunction, these operating instructions contain information on how to remedy these faults yourself. See the section
"What to do if ..."
Printed on recycled paper.
Thinking ecologically means acting ecologically ...
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Contents
Operating Instructions
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Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Environmental tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Description of the Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Detergent dispenser drawer
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Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programme selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programme Option Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programmable functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Consumption Values and Programme Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Wash Time Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
What does "UPDATE" mean? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Anti-flood Aqua Control + Aqua Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Before the first wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Preparing for a wash cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sorting and preparing the washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Types of washing and care symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Detergent and Conditioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Which detergent and conditioners? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quantities of detergent and conditioners? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water softening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Running a washing cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brief instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the wash programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing Spin Speed /selecting RINSE HOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the delay timer/soaking duration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opening and closing the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading the washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding detergent/conditioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the wash programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Washing Programme Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Washing cycle complete/Removing the washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Programme Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Separate Rinse/Conditioning/Starching/Treating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Separate Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Maintenance and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Detergent Dispenser Drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing Machine Drum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the drain pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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What to do if... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trouble Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If the washing results are not satisfactory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carrying out an emergency emptying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency unlocking of the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional rinse cycle (RINSE+) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional rinse cycle and water cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Variomatic spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Programme Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Child Safety Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Installation and connection instructions
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Installation Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Installation of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remove transport packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation-Site preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation on a Suspended Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Levelling the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Electrical Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Water connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inlet Hose Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water Drainage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pump head of greater than 1m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Technical Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Dimensions
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Warranty conditions
Index
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Service & Spare Parts
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Operating Instructions
Operating Instructions
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Safety
The safety features of AEG electrical appliances comply with accepted
technical standards and the German Appliance Safety Law. However, we
also consider it our obligation as a manufacturer to inform you about
the following safety information.
Prior to initial start-up
• Observe the "Installation and Connection Instructions" in this instruction book.
• If the appliance is delivered in the winter months and temperatures
are below freezing: Store the washing machine at room temperature
for a few hours before putting it into operation.
Intended Use
• The washing machine is only intended for washing normal domestic
washing. If the appliance is used for any other purpose or incorrectly
operated, the manufacturer accepts no liability for any damages
which may result.
• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt to modify this
product in any way.
• Only use detergents which are suitable for automatic washing machines, and follow the recommendations of the detergent manufacturer.
• Garments which have been in contact with flammable solvents
should not be washed. Also bear this in mind when washing precleaned washing.
• Do not use the washing machine for dry-cleaning.
• Dyes and bleaching agents may only be used if specifically permitted
by the manufacturer of these products. We cannot be held liable for
any damages.
• This appliance must be connected to the cold water supply only.
• Damage due to frost is not covered by the guarantee. If the washing
machine is located in a room in which below freezing temperatures
may occur, emergency emptying must be carried out (see "carrying
out an emergency emptying“).
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Operating Instructions
Child Safety
• Packaging materials (e.g. films, styrofoam) can be dangerous for children. There is a risk of suffocation! Keep all packaging well away from
children.
• This appliance is designed to be operated by adults. Do not allow
children to tamper with the controls or play with the appliance.
• Pets and children have been known to climb into washing machines.
Please check the drum before use.
• When disposing of the appliance, cut off the mains cable, and destroy
the plug. Disable the door lock to prevent young children being
trapped inside.
General Safety
• Repairs to the washing machine must only be carried out by qualified
personnel. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause
injury or serious malfunctioning. Contact your local AEG Service
Force Centre.
• Never operate the washing machine if the mains cable is damaged or
the control panel, work top or base area are damaged allowing internal components to be accessible.
• Switch off the appliance and isolate from the mains supply before
carrying out any cleaning or maintenance work.
• If the appliance will be out of operation for an extended period of
time, unplug it from the mains.
• Do not use the mains cable to pull the plug out of the socket.
• Adapters and extension cables must not be used. There is a danger
of overheating!
• Do not clean the washing machine with a water jet. There is a danger
of electrical shock!
• During high temperature wash programmes, the glass of the door
may become hot. Do not touch!
• Allow the water to cool down before cleaning the drain pump, carrying out emergency emptying or opening the door in an emergency.
• Small animals/pets can chew on power cables and water hoses. This
can cause the danger of an electrical shock to the animal and water
damage to the appliance and property. Keep small animals away from
the appliance.
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Operating Instructions
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Disposal
Packaging
Dispose of the packaging material correctly. All packaging materials
used are environmentally friendly and can be disposed of without any
danger to the environment.
• Plastic parts can be recycled and are identified as follows:
for polyethylene, e.g. the outer covering and the bags in
>PE<
the interior.
>PS<
for polystyrene, e.g. padding (always CFC-free)
>POM< for polyoxymethylene, e.g. plastic clips
• Cardboard packaging is manufactured from recycled paper and
should be deposited in the waste paper collection for recycling.
When disposing of the washing machine!
Cut off the mains cable and destroy the plug. Disable the door catch to
prevent young children becoming trapped inside. Use an authorised
disposal site.
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Environmental tips
• It is not usually necessary to Pre-wash or Soak normally soiled washing. This will save you detergent, water and time (and protect the environment as well).
• It is more economical to wash full loads.
• When washing small loads, use half to two thirds the recommended
quantity of detergent.
• Pre-treat stains, if necessary, and then wash at a lower temperature.
• It can be possible to wash without fabric softeners, if clothes are
dried in a tumble dryer, as this can give soft and fluffy results.
• In hard water areas, the use of a water softening agent can reduce
the amount of detergent necessary. See manufacturer’s recommendations.
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Operating Instructions
Description of the Appliance
Front view
Detergent
dispenser drawer
Control panel
Rating plate
(behind door)
Main door
Screw feet (heightadjustable);
rear left: Automatic
adjustment foot
Flap in front of
drain pump
Detergent dispenser drawer
Stain removers
Main wash detergent
in powder form and
water softening
agent if required
Pre-wash detergent/
soaking agent or
water softening
agent if used
Liquid conditioners
(fabric softener,
starch)
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Operating Instructions
Control Panel
Program
Spin speed/
Progress-Display
RINSE HOLD button
Additional ProgrammeProgramme Selector
DOOR/LIGHT button
Options
Multi display
START/
PAUSE
Button
DELAY TIMER Button
OVERDOSING indicator
Programme selector
The programme selector is used
to select the type of wash cycle
(for example, water level, drum
movement, number of rinses, spin
speed) and the water temperature
according to type of washing.
OFF
Switches the washing machine off;
at all other positions the machine
is ON.
To amend programme settings selected by mistake, turn the programme
selector to OFF. This restores the original settings.
COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES
Wash programme from 20 °C to 95 °C, generally used for all Cottons/
Coloureds (cotton/linen), Easy-Cares (mixed fibres, for example cotton/
polyester) and synthetics. The programme is suitable for different fabrics and loads. Once a temperature has been set, the machine will automatically select a COTTONS/LINEN or EASY-CARES programme as
appropriate. If there are Easy-Cares only, do not exceed the load weight
of 2.5 kg, to avoid excessive creasing.
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Operating Instructions
STARCHING
Separate starching, separate conditioning, separate treatment of damp
clothes (1 rinse, liquid conditioner is washed in from the æ compartment, spin).
This can also be selected if a separate rinse is necessary. In this case,
you do not need to add anything to the compartment.
DRAIN
To drain the water after a rinse hold (without spinning).
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The effect of Rinse Hold is that the washing is left to soak in the last
rinse water; it is not spun.
SPIN
Draining the water after a Rinse Hold and Spin, or separate spinning of
hand-washed Cottons/Coloureds and Easy-Cares.
SHORT SPIN
Draining the water after a Rinse Hold and Short Spin, or separate Short
Spin of delicate fabrics (delicates, woollens) at low spin speed.
DELICATES
Wash programme for Delicates at 30 °C or 40 °C.
WOOL / P (Handwash)
Wash programme (cold, up to 40 °C) for machine-washable wool and
hand-washable wool items carrying the ï care symbol. (Handwash).
SILK / P (Handwash)
Wash programme at 30 °C for hand and machine-washable silk.
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Since silk is a very delicate material, we recommend washing only one
item at a time (if possible), and never washing together with other,
rougher fabrics. An even more gentle treatment can be selected for extremely delicate silk items, using the TIME SAVER button.
FASHION
A special care programme at 40 °C, for modern textiles such as Viscose,
Modal, Cupro, Lyocell, providing gentler handling than the DELICATES
programme, and a stronger cleaning action than the Handwash programme.
REFRESH
A special programme of approx. 20 minutes at a maximum temperature
of 30 °C for quick washing of items such as sports wear, which have
been worn once and are only slightly soiled.
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EASY IRON
Wash programme at 40 °C for easy-care items which, after this programme, are to be ironed only lightly or not at all.
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ENERGY SAVING
Special energy and water saving programme at about 60 °C, for lightly
to normally soiled Cottons/Coloureds (cotton/linen), with extended
wash time.
Programme Option Buttons
The programme option buttons are used to adapt
the programme to suit the degree of soiling of the
wash. The additional PRE WASH and STAIN options
are not needed for normally soiled washing. The
different functions can be combined together, depending on the programme.
PRE WASH (Pre-wash/Soaking)
Cold pre-wash before the main wash cycle, which
follows automatically. The DELAY TIMER button
changes Pre-wash to warm soaking.
SENSITIVE
Special extra programme function that gives an extra rinse along with
better fabric care (less drum movement). This is ideal when frequent
washes are necessary, for example in cases of sensitive skin. RINSE+ can
still be selected as well.
STAIN
For heavily soiled or stained washing. (In-wash stain treatment products (powder or tablets) are washed in at the optimum time as the programme progresses.)
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With the WOOL/P (Handwash) setting, the additional programme option buttons cannot be used.
Operating Instructions
TIME SAVER
Shortened wash programme for lightly soiled washing, consisting of
three stages with the COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES programme and
two stages with the other programmes.
Length of programmes
Programme
COTTONS/LINEN,
EASY-CARES at 60 °C
Other programmes,
for example DELICATES at 30 °C
Without
TIME SAVER
With TIME SAVER
Button
pressed
once
Button
pressed
twice
119 mins.
91 mins.
63 mins.
68 mins.
52 mins.
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Programmable functions
The programmable functions Extra Rinse (RINSE+), Water Cooling and
Variomatic Spin are described in the Chapter “What to do if ...”.
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Operating Instructions
Consumption Values and Programme Times
The following table gives the values for selected programmes under
standard conditions. Consumption values depend on the selected programme settings (optional functions), washing type and quantity, water
pressure, such as water inlet temperature, water hardness, room temperature or detergent used, etc. The tables do, however, give a helpful
guide for normal household use.
Programme Selector
(Temperature)
Type of
material
Load Water Energy Time in
in kg in litres in kWh minutes
ENERGY SAVING 1)
Cotton
6
44
1.04
120
COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 95
Cotton
6
50
2.05
148
COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 60
Cotton
6
50
1.08
119
COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 40
Cotton
6
58
0.66
116
COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 60
TIME SAVER (press once) 1)
Synthetics
3
56
0.95
91
COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 40
TIME SAVER (press once) 1)
Synthetics
3
52
0.55
88
COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 40
TIME SAVER (press twice)
Synthetics
3
50
0.58
59
DELICATES 30
Synthetics
3
56
0.36
68
2
42
0.18
35
WOOL / P (Handwash) 30
1) Note:Programme setting for testing in accordance with or in support of Standard EN 60 456 and IEC 60 456.
Wash Time Display
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The multi-display indicates the estimated duration, in minutes, of the programme.
These timings are estimates and can vary.
During the programme countdown, the remaining time can be recalculated due to any of the following:
incoming water temperature, type and quantity of laundry, out of balance spin detection and foam detection.
Operating Instructions
What does "UPDATE" mean?
The control system of your washing machine is fully electronic. The
software which determines this control system can be reprogrammed.
If a further improvement to washing technology is introduced by AEG,
then your machine can be updated. The cost of the UPDATE will be advised at the time of the request.
For further information regarding this, please contact the AEG Customer Care Department.
Anti-flood Aqua Control + Aqua Alarm
The inlet hose has a mechanical built in safety device. In the event of
the filling hose failing, the safety device will automatically shut off the
water supply.
In the event of a leak within the machine the float switch, which is
mounted in the base of the appliance, will operate the drain pump and
an audible signal will be heard
The system will operate as long as the appliance is connected to the
mains electricity supply, even if the programme selector is in the off
position.
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Before the first wash
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Run a washing programme without laundry (selecting COTTONS/LINEN,
EASY-CARES 95, with half the normal amount of detergent).
This removes any residues from the drum which may have been left
during manufacturing.
Preparing for a wash cycle
Sorting and preparing the washing
• Sort the washing according to care symbols (see Section "Types of
washing and care symbols").
• Empty out the pockets.
• Remove metal objects (such as paper clips, safety pins, etc.).
• To avoid damage and tangling: close zips, button pillow-cases and
duvet covers, tie together loose tapes and strings (for example on
aprons).
• Turn items with double-layered fabrics inside out (sleeping bags, anoraks, etc.).
• Knitted coloured fabrics such as woollens and other materials with
decorations or jewellry should also be turned inside out.
• Wash small, delicate items (such as baby's socks, tights, bras, etc.) in a
washing net, cushion cover with a zip or in large socks.
• Special care must be taken with net curtains. Remove metal or plastic
rollers liable to snag or tie the curtains up in a net or bag. We cannot
accept liability for any damage.
• Coloured and white washing should not be washed together in the
same cycle. Otherwise, whites can discolour or turn grey.
• New coloured garments often have excess dye. It is better to wash
these items separately for the first time.
• Mix large items with smaller ones. This gives more effective washing
and distributes items better during the spin cycle.
• Shake out the washing before loading it into the washing machine.
• Separate items from one another before placing in the drum.
• Pay attention to care advice such as "Wash separately" or "Wash separately several times"!
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Types of washing and care symbols
Care symbols help you to choose the correct wash programme.
Washing should be sorted by type and according to care symbols.
The temperatures indicated on the care symbols are the maximum wash
temperatures.
Cottons ç
Cotton and linen items with this care symbol are not sensitive to machine washing or high temperatures. The COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES
programme is suitable for this type of washing.
Coloureds è ë
Cotton and linen items with this care symbol are not sensitive to machine washing. The COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES programme is suitable for this type of washing.
Easy-Care washing ê í
Materials such as fine cotton, cotton-blend fabrics and synthetics with
these care symbols require a gentler machine wash. The COTTONS/
LINEN, EASY-CARES and EASY-IRON programmes are suitable for these
types of washing.
Delicates ì
Materials such as layered fibres, microfibres, synthetics and net curtains
with this care symbol require careful handling. The DELICATES programme is suitable for this types of washing.
Viscose í ì
Modern fabrics such as Viscose, Cupro, Lyocell, Modal, etc. need particularly careful handling. The FASHION programme is suitable for this
type of washing.
Wool, silk and especially sensitive washing 9 ì ï
Fabrics like wool, wool blends and silk with these care symbols are particularly sensitive to machine washing. The WOOL/P (Handwash) and
SILK/P (Handwash) programmes are suitable for these types of fabrics.
Important! Materials with the care symbol ñ (Do not wash) should
not be washed in the washing machine.
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Operating Instructions
Detergent and Conditioners
Which detergent and conditioners?
Only use detergents and conditioners that are suitable for use in washing machines. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions.
Quantities of detergent and conditioners?
The quantity to be used will depend on:
• degree of soiling of the washing
• degree of hardness of the water supply
• load
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If the manufacturer does not indicate the amounts to use for smaller
loads, for half-loads use a third less than the amount recommended for
a full load, and for smaller loads and EASY IRON use half the amount
recommended for a full load.
Please follow the detergent and conditioner manufacturers’ instructions for use and dosing recommendations.
Water softening
For medium to high water hardness (hardness class II upwards) a water
softening agent can be used. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions.
Then always add the appropriate amount of detergent (underdosing)
for hardness class I (soft). Your local Water Authority can advise you on
the hardness of the water in your area.
Water hardness details
Water hardness in °dH
(German hardness scale)
Water hardness in ppm
(Parts Per Million)
I - soft
0-7
to 125
II - medium hard
7 - 14
125 - 250
III - hard
14 - 21
250 - 375
greater than 21
greater than 375
Hardness class
IV - very hard
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Operating Instructions
Running a washing cycle
Brief instructions
A washing cycle consists of the following steps:
0 1. Set the appropriate washing programme:
– Set the programme and temperature using the programme selector
– Select any programme options if required
2. Change the Spin Speed/select RINSE HOLD as necessary.
3. Set the DELAY TIMER as required.
4. Open the door and load the washing.
5. Close the door.
6. Add detergent/conditioner.
7. Start the washing programme by pressing the START/PAUSE button.
After the washing programme has ended:
Important! If the washing cycle has ended with a Rinse Hold, select
DRAIN, SPIN or SHORT SPIN before opening the door.
8. Open the door and remove the washing.
9. To switch off the washing machine, turn the programme selector
to OFF.
Setting the wash programme
3
See “Programme tables“ for a suitable programme, correct temperature
and possible options to suit the type of washing.
0 1. Set the programme selector to
the desired wash programme
with the desired temperature.
The expected duration of the
programme selected is displayed
in the multi display in minutes.
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Operating Instructions
2. If required, select the programme option(s). The indicator display of the selected option lights up.
– To change the option press another button.
– To cancel a selection, press the button again.
Changing Spin Speed /selecting
RINSE HOLD
0
To change Spin Speed for the final spin (if necessary)/select RINSE HOLD:
Press the Spin Speed/RINSE HOLD button as often
as necessary, until the indicator light for the desired speed (or Rinse Hold) is lit.
If RINSE HOLD is selected, the washing is left to
soak in the last rinse water, without spinning.
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If the Spin Speed is not changed, the final spin is automatically adjusted to suit the washing programme:
– COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES
1600 revolutions per minute
– ENERGY SAVING
1600 revolutions per minute
– DELICATES
1200 revolutions per minute
– WOOL / P (Handwash)
1200 revolutions per minute
– SILK/ P (Handwash)
1200 revolutions per minute
– FASHION
1200 revolutions per minute
– EASY IRON
1200 revolutions per minute
The speed of intermediate spins depends on the selected programme,
and cannot be changed.
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Operating Instructions
Setting the delay timer/soaking duration
Delay timer
The DELAY TIMER button makes it possible to delay the start of a wash
programme by 1 to a maximum of 19 hours.
0 1. Select wash programme.
2. Press DELAY TIMER button.
When start delay has been set, the DELAY
TIMER display lights up.
Depress the DELAY TIMER button until the
desired start delay appears, e. g. 12h for a 12 hour delay to the start of
the programme. If19h is displayed and the button is pressed again,
then the delay timer is cancelled. The duration of the set wash programme will now appear in the display in minutes, e. g.120.
The set delay timer can also be cancelled it the programme selector is
set to the OFF position.
3. Press START/PAUSE button.
Soaking duration
While pressing the PRE WASH button and the DELAY TIMER button,
the duration of soaking can be increased in hourly steps up to a maximum of 19 hours.
0 1. Press and hold the PRE WASH button.
2. Press DELAY TIMER button.
Soaking is set, the WASH TIME indicator illuminates.
The soaking time is now increased by 1 hour.
3. By repeated pressing of the DELAY TIMER button, the soaking times can
be increased in steps of an hour.
The WASH TIME and DELAY TIMER displays light up.
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Operating Instructions
Opening and closing the door
0
0
3
Open: Press the DOOR/LIGHT button. The door springs
open.
Close: Press the door firmly closed.
When the unit is switched on, the DOOR/LIGHT display
shows whether the door can be opened:
– green: The door can be opened (not when programming is activated, see the section "Programme protection“ for details)
– off:
Door cannot be opened
– red:
Door is open
The washing drum is illuminated when the door is open. The light goes
out automatically after approx. 3 minutes.
Loading the washing
For maximum loads, see “Programme Tables”.
For hints on how to prepare washing correctly, see "Sorting and preparing the washing“.
0 1. Sort and prepare the washing by type and colour.
2. Open the door: press the DOOR/LIGHT button. The door springs open.
3. Load the washing.
Important! Do not trap washing when
closing the door. The fabrics and the machine could be damaged.
4. Close the door firmly.
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Operating Instructions
Adding detergent/conditioners
For instructions concerning detergent and conditioners, see Section
“Detergents and conditioners”.
0 1. Open the detergent dispenser additives
drawer : press the flap so as to be able
to grasp the handle (1), and pull out the
drawer (2).
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2. Add the detergent/conditioners.
Compartment for in-wash stain
treatment powders/tablets
(for use with the STAIN programme
option only)
Compartment for main wash
detergent
(If you use a water softener and need
the right-hand compartment for the
Pre-wash/Soaking agent, add the water softener to this compartment with
the main wash detergent.)
Compartment for liquid conditioners
(softeners, finishers, starch)
Important! Do not fill the compartment past the
MAX mark. If required, dilute concentrated fluids up
to the MAX mark, and dissolve powdered starches.
Note: A small amount of water remaining in the liquid
conditioner compartment is normal and does not
affect the wash results.
Compartment for Pre-wash detergent/
Soaking agent
(for the PRE WASH/SOAKING programme options only)
or for water softener
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Operating Instructions
3. Push the detergent dispenser drawer in fully
3
If using liquid detergents/tablets:
Add liquid detergent or tablets in the quantity recommended by the
washing detergent manufacturer. Add liquid detergent with the dosage
container provided by the detergent manufacturer.
Starting the wash programme
0 1. Check that the water tap is open.
2. Starting the wash programme: Press the
START/PAUSE button.
The wash programme is started or starts after
the end of the time delay set.
3
If the DOOR/LIGHT indicator flashes red when pressing the START/
PAUSE button, then the door is not properly closed. Press the door
firmly closed and press the START/PAUSE button again.
If a delay start has been set:
The delay time set counts down, the remaining time until the start of
the programme is displayed in the multi display (in hours remaining).
During this time, you can add washing or change the delay time or
cancel it.
• Adding washing: Press the START/PAUSE button. The door can be
opened. Then close the door and press the START/PAUSE button
again.
• Changing or stopping the delay time: Press the DELAY TIMER button
until the desired time is displayed; when the duration of the programme is displayed (e. g. 120 minutes) the wash programme starts
immediately.
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Operating Instructions
Washing Programme Progress
Programme progress display
Prior to the start, the programme steps chosen are
displayed by the Programme progress display.
During the washing programme the current
programme step is displayed.
Multi display
The expected time remaining (in minutes)
up to the end of the programme is shown
in the Multi display.
3
The multi display indicates the estimated duration, in minutes, of the
programme. These timings are estimates and can vary according to incoming water temperature, type and quantity of laundry, out of balance spin detection and foam detection. During the programme
countdown, the remaining time can be recalculated due to any of the
above factors.
Changing spin speed
During the washing programme, the spin speed can still be changed or
RINSE HOLD can be set.
Other settings cannot be changed.
0
Stopping the programme
Turn the progamme selector to OFF in order to stop the washing
prematurely.
3
The programme can be interrupted at any time with the START/PAUSE
button and can be continued again by pressing this button again.
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Operating Instructions
Washing cycle complete/Removing the washing
Once the wash programme has come to an endm the END indicator illuminates on the programme progress display.
• If the EASY IRON programme was selected, and anti-crease phase of
approximately 30 minutes follows the programme end. Here, the
multi display shows the remaining time and the END indicator illuminates. During the anti-creasing phase, the door can be opened at any
time and the washing can be removed.
• If RINSE HOLD was selected, the display next to the
START/PAUSE button flashs.
0 1. After a rinse hold, the water must first be pumped out:
– Either press the START/PAUSE button (water is pumped out and the
washing is spun according to the completed programme; using the
RINSE HOLD spin speed button, it is possible to change the spin speed
during spinning),
or
– Turn the programme selector to DRAIN and press the START/PAUSE
button (the water is pumped off without spinning),
or
– Turn the programme selector to SPIN or SHORT SPIN and press START/
PAUSE button (water is pumped out and the washing is spun accordingly).
After the end of this programme step, the END display lights up.
2. Open the door.
As soon as the indicator next to the DOOR/LIGHT button is green, the
door can be opened (not if programme security is activated. For details
see „Programme security„).
3. Remove the washing.
4. Turn the programme selector to OFF.
5. After washing, pull the washing detergent drawer out a little so that it
can dry out. Leave the door ajar so that air can circulate in the drum.
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If the OVERDOSING indicator illuminates, then too
much detergent was used in the washing programme
just completed. Observe the dosing recommendations
of the detergent manufacturer as well as the load quantity for the next
wash.
Important: If the washing machine is not to be used for a long period:
Close the water tap and disconnect the washing machine from the
electricity mains. (Anti-flood: The Aqua Control with Aqua Alarm does
not function if the power supply is interrupted).
Operating Instructions
Programme Tables
Washing
The tables do not show all the possible settings, only those most likely
to be selected for everyday purposes.
Type of washing,
Care symbol
Cottons/Coloureds3)
èç
Cottons/Coloureds
ëèç
Max. Load1)
(Dry weight)2)
Possible
Programme
options or
functions
6kg
ENERGY SAVING 60
PRE WASH
SENSITIVE
STAIN
TIME SAVER
6kg
COTTONS/LINEN,
EASY-CARES
20 to 95
PRE WASH
SENSITIVE
STAIN
TIME SAVER
3kg
REFRESH 30
3kg
COTTONS/LINEN,
EASY-CARES
20 to 60
PRE WASH
SENSITIVE
STAIN
TIME SAVER
1kg
EASY IRON4) 40
PRE WASH
STAIN
TIME SAVER
3kg
REFRESH 30
Easy-Cares3)
îí ê
Delicates
ì
Programme selector
Temperature [in °C]
3kg
(or 15-20m2
net curtains)
3kg
DELICATES 30, 40
PRE WASH
STAIN
TIME SAVER
FASHION 40
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Operating Instructions
Type of washing,
Care symbol
Max. Load1)
(Dry weight)2)
Possible
Programme
options or
functions
Programme selector
Temperature [in °C]
Wool/ Handwash
9ìï
2kg
WOOL/P COLD to 40
Silk/Handwash ï
1kg
SILK/P 30
TIME SAVER
1) The load amount inquiry operates in accordance with the EN 60456 standard
load.
2) A 10 litre bucket holds around 2.5kg of dry clothes (cotton).
3) Programme settings for testing in accordance with or in support of standard EN
60 456 and IEC 60 456, are described in the Chapter “Consumption Values and
Programme Times“.
4) Creasing can be largely avoided by keeping wash loads under 1kg (roughly 5 to 7
easy-care men's shirts).
Separate Rinse/Conditioning/Starching/Treating
Max. load
(dry weight)
Programme selector
Cottons/Coloureds
6kg
STARCHING
Wool/Handwash
2kg
STARCHING + TIME SAVER
button
Type of washing
Separate Spinning
Type of washing
Max. load
(dry weight)
Cottons/Coloureds
6kg
Easy-Cares
3kg
Delicates
3kg
Wool/Handwash
2kg
Silk
1kg
Programme selector
SPIN
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SHORT SPIN
Operating Instructions
Maintenance and Cleaning
Control panel
0
Important! Do not use household furniture polish or abrasive cleaners
to clean panel and operating parts.
Wipe over the operating panels with a damp cloth. Use warm water.
Detergent Dispenser Drawer
The detergent dispenser drawer should be cleaned from time to time.
0 1. Pull the detergent dispenser drawer out as far as it will go.
2. Remove the detergent dispenser drawer by pulling sharply.
3. Take the conditioner insert out of the
middle compartment.
4. Clean the conditioner insert under
running water.
5. Clean the separate compartments
with warm water. It is best to use
a flat brush.
6. Push on the conditioner insert
as far as it will go so that it is
securely in place.
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Operating Instructions
7. Use a brush to clean the entire
compartment area of the washing
machine, particularly also the
nozzles on the top side of the
compartment.
8. Set the detergent dispensing
drawer into the guide tracks and
push it in.
Washing Machine Drum
0
The washing machine drum is made from rust-free stainless steel. Any
objects left in the laundry which are likely to rust can stain the drum.
Important! Do not clean the stainless steel drum with descaling agents
containing acids, scouring agents containing chlorine or iron, or steel
wool. Your local AEG Service Force Centre has suitable agents available.
Remove any rust stains on the drum using a stainless steel cleaning
agent.
Maintenance Wash
3
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.
To run a maintenance wash:
The drum should be empty of laundry.
0 1. Select the hottest cotton wash programme.
2. Use a normal measure of detergent, must be a powder.
Main door
0
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Regularly check to see if there are deposits or foreign objects in the
rubber seal behind the door, and remove them.
Operating Instructions
Cleaning the drain pump
Paper clips, nails and so on can sometimes get into the washing machine with the washing and remain in the drain pump casing. Fluff and
strands of fabric can gather on these items and block the drain pump.
Therefore the drain pump should be cleaned at least once a year.
Warning! Switch off the washing machine and pull out the mains plug
before cleaning the drain pump.
0 1. First carry out emergency emptying (see section "Carrying out emergency emptying“).
2. Place a towel on the floor in front of the cover of the drain pump.
Surplus water may flow out.
3. Unscrew the drain pump cover anticlockwise and pull it out.
1
4. Remove any foreign bodies from the
pump housing.
5. Replace the cover. Insert the webs on
the cover laterally into the guide slots
and screw on the cover securely clockwise.
6. Close the emergency emptying hose and
place it in the holder.
7. Close the flap.
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Operating Instructions
What to do if...
Trouble Shooting
If the appliance is not working correctly, please carry out the following
checks before contacting your local Service Force Centre. Important: If
you call out an engineer to a fault listed below or to repair a fault
caused by incorrect use or installation, a charge will be made even if
the appliance is in guarantee.
• If the fault code C1 or C2 is shown in the
multi-display, you may be able to remedy
the fault yourself (see the Fault table below).
After clearing the fault, press the START/PAUSE button. If the fault
code is shown again, contact your local Service Force Centre.
• For all other faults displayed in the multi-display, please contact your
local AEG Service Force Centre, stating the fault code.
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The mains plug is not
plugged in.
Plug in the mains plug.
The house fuse has blown.
Replace the fuse.
Washing machine does
Door is not properly closed.
not work.
Close door; Lock must engage audibly .
Keep the START/PAUSE butSTART/PAUSE button has not
ton pressed until the probeen pressed long enough.
gramme starts.
Door cannot be closed.
Water is not entering.
Error code (1 appears.
Child safety feature is
switched On.
Cancel child safety feature
(see section „Child safety
feature“).
Water tap is closed.
Open water tap.
Close water tap. Disconnect
Filter in the socket of the inhose from water tap, remove
let hose connection is
filter and clean under
blocked.
running water.
Water tap is blocked with
limescale or is faulty.
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Check the water tap and
have it reaired if necessary.
Operating Instructions
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
Transport packaging has not
been removed.
Remove transport packaging
according to setting up and
connection instructions.
The machine is not level.
Adjust the feet according to
installation and connection
instructions.
Washing machine viThere is very little washing in
brates during operation the drum (e.g. only a dressing This does not affect the operation of the machine.
or is unstable.
gown).
Water could not be fully
pumped out before spinning
because the drain hose is
kinked or water pump is
blocked.
Check the drain hose and remove any kink if necessary,
or clean the drain pump and,
if necessary, remove foreign
bodies from the pump housing.
If may be necessary to reduce the amount of deterExcessive foaming dur- Probably too much detergent
gent used. Follow the
ing the main wash.
has been used.
detergent manufacturer’s
recommendations.
The screw Connection on the Tighten the inlet hose screw
inlet hose is leaking.
connection.
Water leaks out of the
washing machine.
Drainage hose is leaking.
Check the drain hose and replace it if necessary.
The drain pump cover is not
correctly close.
Close cover correctly.
Washing is caught in the
door.
Stop the programme, remove
the washing caught in the
door. Restart the programme.
The emergency emptying
hose is not correctly closed
or is leaking.
Close the emergency emptying hose (see section „Carry
out emergency emptying“).
Call your local Service Force
Centre if the emergency
emptying hose is leaking.
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Operating Instructions
Problem
Possible cause
Remedy
The drain pump runs
constantly - even when The Aqua Control anti-flood
the appliance is
system has been activated.
switched off.
Close the water tap, remove
the mains plug and inform
your local Service Force Centre.
Fabric softener was not
rinsed in, compartment æ for conditioners is filled with water.
The insert in the compartiment for conditioners is not
correctly attached or is
blokked.
Clean the detergent dispenser drawer and attach the
conditioner insert correctly.
Probably too much washing
has been put in drum.
Pay attention to the maximum load quantity (see programme tables). In the case
of easy-care fabrics select
the EASY IRON programme.
Drain hose is kinked.
Remove the kink.
Washing is heavily
creased.
Maximum pump height
(emptying height 1m from
The washing is not suf- base surface of the applificiently spun. Water is ance) is exceeded.
left in the drum.
Error code (2 appears.
Drain pump is blocked.
Contact your local Service
Force Centre. For pumping
heights over 1 m a conversion kit is available as a special accessory.
Switch off appliance and pull
out the mains plug. Clean
the drain pump.
At the siphon connection: SiClean siphon.
phon is blocked.
The door is locked for safety
Wait until the DOOR/LIGHT
reasons (DOOR/LIGHT display
display lights up green.
is OFF).
The door cannot be
opened when appliance
is switched on.
The programme security
function is On.
Water tap is not fully
opened.
Cancel programme security
(see section „Programme
protection“).
Open water tap fully.
Remnants of detergent
Close the water tap. Unscrew
are building up in the The inlet hose filter in the
the inlet pipe from water tap
detergent drawer.
coupling of the inlet hose at
and from the appliance and
the tap is blocked.
clean the filter.
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Operating Instructions
Problem
The rinse water is
cloudy.
Possible cause
The cause is probably a detergent with a high silicate
content.
Remedy
No negative influence on the
rinse results, use a liquid detergent if necessary.
When pressing a proThe selected programme opgramme option button
tion cannot be combined
Make another selection.
the corresponding diswith the set programme.
play does not light up.
Programme security is
switched On; the proProgramme cycledisgramme selector has been
play flashes constantly.
moved during the wash cycle.
Turn programme selector to
its original position (see
„Programme security“).
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Operating Instructions
If the washing results are not satisfactory
If the washing turns greyish and limescale deposits are present in
the drum
• Insufficient detergent has been added.
• Incorrect detergent was used.
• Stains were not pre-treated.
• Programme or temperature was not set correctly.
• If using modular detergents, the individual components were not
used in the correct ratio.
If there are still grey stains on the washing
• Soiled garments with ointments, grease or oils were washed with insufficient detergent.
• The temperature selected for the wash was too low.
• A frequent cause is that fabric softener - particularly a concentrated
one - has come into contact with the washing. Wash out these types
of stains as soon as possible and use the fabric softener carefully.
If after the last rinse foam is still visible
• Modern detergents can still cause foam in the final rinse cycle. However, the washing is still sufficiently rinsed.
If there are white residues on the washing
• These are insoluble contents of modern detergents. They are not the
result of an insufficient rinse. Shake out the washing or brush it off.
Turn the washing inside out before washing it. Review your choice of
detergent and if necessary use liquid detergent.
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Operating Instructions
Carrying out an emergency emptying
• If the washing machine no longer pumps out the water, emergency
emptying must be carried out.
• If the washing machine is located in a room in which below freezing
temperatures might occur, emergency emptying must be carried out.
Furthermore: unscrew the inlet hose from the water tap and drain off
the water. Empty the drainage hose.
Warning! Switch off the washing machine and pull out the mains plug
prior to performing emergency emptying.
Warning! The water, which flows out of the emergency emptying hose
can be hot. First allow the water to cool down before you carry out the
emergency emptying.
0 1. Have a flat container on hand to catch the water.
2. Pull down the flap in the right corner of
the base strip outwards and pull it off.
1
3. Remove the emergency emptying hose
from its holder.
4. Place the container under the hose.
5. Detach the plug of the emergency emptying hose by turning it anticlockwise
and pull it out.
The water runs out. Depending on the
amount of water, it may be necessary to
empty the collecting vessel several
times. To do this, close the emergency
emptying hose temporarily with the
plug.
Discard the water from the container, replace it under the emergency
emptying hose and remove the plug from the hose.
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Operating Instructions
When the water is completely drained:
6. Push the plug securely into the emergency emptying hose and turn it
clockwise to secure it.
7. Replace the emergency emptying hose in its holder.
8. Put on the flap and close.
Emergency unlocking of the door
If the door cannot be opened, it can be opened using the emergency
unlock feature.
Warning! If it is necessary to unlock the door manually, always ensure
that the washing machine has been disconnected from the electricity
supply first.
0 1. If water can be seen in the window of the door, first perform and emergency emptying (see section "Carry out emergency emptying“).
2. Pull down the flap in the right hand
side of the base panel.
3. Turn the rotary knob clockwise using a
coin. The door springs open.
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Operating Instructions
Additional rinse cycle (RINSE+)
The washing machine is set for very economical water consumption.
However, for people who suffer from allergies to detergents, it can be
helpful to rinse with extra water.
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If this function is selected, an extra rinse is added to the COTTONS/
LINEN, EASY-CARES, EASY IRON and DELICATES programmes.
When delivered, the machine is not set for the additional rinse.
To set the additional rinse:
0 1. Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
2. Press and hold the SENSITIVE button for at least 5 seconds.
When the button has been pressed for 5 seconds, RINSE+ flashes on
the Programme Progress display for 5 seconds.
3. While RINSE+ is flashing, release the SENSITIVE button.
When it stops flashing, the additional rinse is set. It remains set until
cancelled again.
When the additional rinse has been set, the RINSE+ indicator flashes
on the display before the programme starts and during the additional
rinse.
4. If you want to check whether the additional rinse has been set:
– Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
– Push the SENSITIVE button briefly.
If RINSE+ flashes on the Programme Progress display, the additional
rinse has been set.
To cancel the additional rinse:
0 1. Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
2. Press and hold the SENSITIVE button for at least 5 seconds.
As soon as the button is pressed, RINSE+ flashes on the Programme
Progress display. After 5 seconds, RINSE+ stops flashing and remains lit
continuously for another 5 seconds.
3. While RINSE+ is lit continuously, release the SENSITIVE button.
When RINSE+ is no longer lit, the additional rinse has been cancelled.
3
An additional rinse cycle increases water consumption and the programme duration.
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Operating Instructions
Water cooling
It may be necessary to cool the water before draining, to prevent thermal damage to the plastic outlet pipes.
3
The water is cooled before draining out at the end of the main wash
(by adding cold water).
(This setting is only available with the COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES
programmes, with temperatures over 40 °C.)
When the washing machine is delivered, water cooling is not set, except
for the SENSITIVE programme option.
To set the water cooling function:
0 1. Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
2. Press and hold the PRE WASH button for at least 5 seconds.
When the button has been pressed for 5 seconds, MAIN WASH flashes
on the Programme Progress display for 5 seconds.
3. While MAIN WASH is flashing, release the PRE WASH button.
When it stops flashing, water cooling has been set. The function remains set until cancelled again.
4. If you want to check whether water cooling has been set:
– Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
– Press the PRE WASH button briefly.
If MAIN WASH flashes on the Programme Progress display, water cooling has been set.
To cancel water cooling:
0 1. Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
2. Press and hold the PRE WASH button for at least 5 seconds.
As soon as the button is pressed, MAIN WASH flashes on the Programme Progress display. After 5 seconds, MAIN WASH stops flashing
and remains lit continuously for another 5 seconds.
3. While MAIN WASH is lit continuously, release the PRE WASH button.
When MAIN WASH is no longer lit, water cooling has been cancelled.
3
The water cooling function raises water consumption and extends programme time.
Additional rinse cycle and water cooling
You can combine the additional rinse and water cooling functions.
Set the two functions as described under "Additional rinse cycle" and
"Water cooling".
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Operating Instructions
Variomatic spin
The variomatic spin is integrated into the final spin. The washing does
not cling to the side of the drum as much and can be taken out more
easily. This can be set with the COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES programmes.
To set Variomatic Spin:
0 1. Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
2. Press and hold the STAIN button for at least 5 seconds.
When the button has been pressed for 5 seconds, the END light flashes
on the Programme Progress display for 5 seconds.
3. While END is flashing, release the STAIN button. When it stops flashing,
Variomatic Spin has been set. It remains set until cancelled again.
4. If you want to check whether Variomatic Spin has been set:
– Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
– Press the STAIN button briefly.
If the END light flashes on the display, Variomatic Spin is set.
To cancel Variomatic Spin:
0 1. Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
2. Press and hold the STAIN button for at least 5 seconds.
As soon as the button is pressed, the END light flashes on the Programme Progress display. After 5 seconds, the END light stops flashing
and remains continuously lit for another 5 seconds.
3. While END is continuously lit, release the STAIN button. When END is
no longer lit, Variomatic Spin has been cancelled.
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Operating Instructions
Programme Protection
To protect a programme setting against unintentional changes or tampering (for example, programme selector turned or buttons pressed accidentally, etc.), set the Programme Protection. This will protect your
washing from damage.
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The Programme Protection can be set or released at any time while the
programme is running.
Setting the Programme Protection:
0 1. Set the desired programme.
2. Press the START/PAUSE button to start the programme.
3. Press and hold the PRE-WASH and SENSITIVE buttons at the same time,
for around 5 seconds. The programme progress display flashes for
5 seconds;
The Programme Protection is now set.
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No other settings can be selected as long as the Programme Protection
is active. The door cannot be opened with the DOOR/LIGHT button.
Also, when the wash cycle is completed, the Programme Protection
must be released before the door can be opened.
If one of the buttons is pressed to try to change the setting while the
wash programme is running, the programme progress display flashes
for 5 seconds.
If the programme selector is turned to try to change the setting, the
programme progress display flashes until the programme selector is returned to its original setting. This does not affect the wash cycle.
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The programme selector must be at the original position before the
Programme Protection can be cancelled.
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Cancelling the Programme Protection:
Press and hold the PRE-WASH and SENSITIVE buttons at the same time,
for around 5 seconds. The programme progress display flashes for
5 seconds, then remains lit steadily for 5 seconds. The Programme Protection is now released.
Operating Instructions
Child Safety Feature
If the child safety feature is set,
the door cannot be closed and no
washing programme can be
started.
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Setting the child safety feature
Use a coin to turn the rotary knob
on the inside of the door clockwise as far as it will go.
Warning! The rotary knob must
not be in a vertical position after
adjustment, otherwise the child
safety feature is not active. The rotary knob must project as shown in
the diagram.
Cancelling the child safety
feature
Turn the rotary knob anticlockwise
as far as it will go.
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Installation and connection instructions
Installation and connection instructions
Installation Safety Precautions
• When moving do not tilt the washing machine onto its front or onto
its right hand side (viewed from the front). This is to prevent the possibility of the electronic components becoming wet.
• Before installation inspect the machine for transport damage. Do not
connect the appliance if it is damaged - contact your retailer.
• Ensure all packaging and transit bolts/bars have been removed, see
„Removal of Transit Packaging“. Failure to remove transit bolts/bars
may cause serious damage to the appliance or property.
• Always insert the plug into a correctly installed earthed socket.
• Any plumbing work required to install this appliance should be
carried out by a plumber or competent person.
• Check that the electricity supply is the same as that indicated on the
appliance´s rating plate.
• Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried
out by an electrician or competent person.
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Installation and connection instructions
Installation of the appliance
Transporting the appliance
• Do not place the washing machine on its front or on its right hand
side (viewed from the front). This is to prevent the possibility of the
electronic components becoming wet.
• Never transport the unit without the transport packaging and bolts/
bars. Do not remove the transport packaging until the appliance is at
the installation location. Transporting the unit without the transport
packaging can damage it.
• Never lift the appliance by the door.
When transporting the unit with a sack trolley:
• Attach the sack trolley only at the side. The shovel of the sack trolley
must not be longer than 24 cm, otherwise the float switch can be destroyed.
Remove transport packaging
Important! It is essential to remove the transport packaging before putting the appliance into
operation. Keep all parts of the
transport packaging in a safe
place for future use.
0 1. Open both hose holders on the
appliance's rear side and remove
the hoses and mains cable.
2. Pull both hose holders off the appliance with a strong pull.
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Installation and connection instructions
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The special spanner A and the
caps B (2 each) and C (1 each)
are supplied with it.
3. Remove the screw D, including
the compression spring with the
special spanner A.
4. Cover the hole with the cap C.
Important! When fitting the
plastic caps, press until they snap
into the rear panel securely.
5. Remove the two screws E with
the special spanner A.
6. Remove the 4 screws F.
7. Remove the transit bar G.
8. Screw the 4 screws F back in for
safe keeping.
9. Close the 2 large holes with the
caps B.
Important! When fitting the
plastic caps, press until they snap
into the rear panel securely.
Installation and connection instructions
Installation-Site preparation
• The installation surface must be clean, dry and level. Do not install on
a deep pile carpet.
• Minor unevenness of the floor surface should never be levelled out by
laying pieces of wood, card or similar materials, but should always be
compensated for by adjusting the screw feet.
• If the appliance is installed next to a heat source (e.g. cooking appliance), a heat insulating pad (87 x 57 cm) must be placed between the
appliance and the heat source.
• Do not install the appliance in locations where the temperature may
fall below freezing.
• Please ensure that when the appliance is installed it is easily accessible for the engineer in the event of a breakdown.
Installation on a Suspended Floor
Suspended wooden floors are particularly susceptible to vibration. To
help prevent vibration we recommend you place a waterproof wood
panel, at least 15 mm thick under the appliance, secured to at least
2 floor beams with screws. If possible install the appliance in one of the
corners of the room, where the floor is more stable.
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Installation and connection instructions
Levelling the appliance
Self adjusting foot: The rear foot of your washing machine is designed
like a spring leg. This makes the machine very stable even at high spin
speeds.
If the washing machine is still not stable during spinning, proceed as
follows:
0 1. Set the three adjustable feet to
the nominal value of 10 mm.
Use the supplied spanner.
If the self adjusting foot does
not reach the floor:
2. Manually extend the self
adjusting foot (rear left) to
the required length.
3. Check the appliance is level using
a spirit level.
Important! Never use strips or
shims of wood or cardboard etc.
to compensate for any unevenness in the floor. Always use
the adjustable feet.
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Installation and connection instructions
Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried
out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
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WARNING - THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
The manufacturer declines any liability should these safety
measures not be observed.
Before switching on, make sure
the electricity supply voltage is
the same as that indicated on the
appliance rating plate.
The rating plate is located at the
top of the rim of the open door.
The appliance is supplied with a
13amp plug fitted. In the event of
having to change the fuse in the
plug supplied, a 13amp ASTA approved (BS 1362) fuse must be used.
Should the plug need to be replaced
Green & Yellow
for any reason, proceed as described
below.
The wires in the mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the
following code:
Brown
Blue
Green and Yellow: Earth
Blue:
Neutral
Brown:
Live
Cord Clamp
• The wire coloured green and yellow must be connected to the terminal marked with the letter “E“ or by the earth symbol
or coloured
green and yellow.
• The wire coloured blue must be connected to the terminal “N“ or
coloured black.
• The wire coloured brown must be connected to the terminal marked
“L“ or coloured red.
• Upon completion there must be no cut, or stray strands of wire
present and the cord clamp must be secure over the outer sheath.
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WARNING! A cut off plug inserted into a 13 amp socket is a
serious safety (shock) hazard. Ensure that the cut off plug is
disposed of safely.
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Installation and connection instructions
Permanent Connection
In the case of a permanent connection it is necessary that you install a
double pole switch between the appliance and the electricity supply
(mains), with a minimum gap of 3 mm between the switch contacts
and of a type suitable for the required load in compliance with the
current electrical regulations.
The switch must not break the yellow and green earth cable at any
point.
;
This appliance is in accordance with the following EU Guidelines:
– Low Voltage Guidelines 73/23 EEC dated 19 February 1973, include
Guideline Change Notice 93/68 EEC
– EMC Guideline 89/336 EEC dated 3 May 1989, including Guideline
Change Notice 92/31 EEC.
This appliance complies with the requirements laid out in the EEC Directive 76/899.
Voltage 240 V AC: Fuse rating 13 amps
See rating plate for further information.
This appliance meets VDE requirements.
Particular regulations of local electricity authorities must be observed.
This appliance conforms to EEC Directive No. 82/499/EWG on radio interference.
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WARNING! Repairs to electrical appliances must only be carried out by
trained personnel. Improper repairs may lead to serious risks for the
user.
Water connection
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The washing machine is provided with safety devices preventing backcontamination of the water supply and complies with local water authority requirements.
This appliance is designed to be permanently plumbed into your home’s
water supply.
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 collected in the pipes.
Important!
– Appliances for connecting to cold water must not be connected to
hot water.
– Only use new hose sets for the connection.
Installation and connection instructions
Water pressure
The appliance is designed to operate within the following water
pressure units. Minimum 1 bar (= 10N/cm2 = 0.1 Mpa), maximum
10 bar (= 100N/cm2 = 1 Mpa).
• If more than 10 bar: Install a pressure-reduction valve upstream
• If less than 1 bar: Unscrew the inlet hose from the appliance at the
inlet solenoid valve and remove the flow regulator (to do this, remove
the filter with needle nose pliers and remove the rubber washer behind the filter). Replace the filter.
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Installation and connection instructions
Inlet Hose Connection
A pressure hose 1.5m in length is supplied.
If a longer inflow hose is required, only a VDE-approved, complete set
of hoses with fitted hose screw connections offered by your local Service Force Centre is permissible.
– Hose sets in lengths of 2.2m, 3.5m and 5m are available for washing
machines without Aqua Control.
– Hose sets in lengths of 2.0m, 2.9m and 3.9m are available for washing machines with Aqua Control.
Important! Never cut hoses into pieces in order to extend them!
Sealing rings are supplied either in the plastic
nuts of the hose screw connection or in the
enclosed pack. Do not use other seals!
0 1. Connect the hose with the angled
connection to the machine.
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Important!
– Do not lay the inlet hose vertically downwards. Instead, turn
it to the right or left as shown
in the diagram.
– Tighten firmly to prevent
leakage but do not use
excessive force.
2. Connect the hose with a straight connection to a
water tap with a screw thread R 3/4 (inches).
Important! Only tighten the screw connection
manually.
3. By slowly opening the water tap before putting
the washing machine into operation it is possible
to check that the connection is free of leaks.
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Installation and connection instructions
Water Drainage
The appliance drain hose should hook into a standpipe, the hook in the
drain hose is formed using the plastic “U-Piece“ supplied. The standpipe
should have an internal diameter of approximately 38 mm (see diagram) thus ensuring there is an air break between the drain hose and
standpipe.
Important! It is essential to lay
the drainage hose without kinks.
When discharging into a standpipe ensure that the top of the
curve in the hose end is no more
than 90 cm (35.4’’) and no less
than 60 cm (23.6’’) above floor
level.
The upright standpipe should
have a minimum, length of
30 cm (12’’) from the bottom of
the elbow to the top of the pipe
(see diagram). Make sure that it is
designed in such a way that the
end of the drain hose cannot be
covered with water.
Longer drain hoses are available
in lengths of 2.7 and 4 metres
from your AEG Service Force
Centre.
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Installation and connection instructions
If you intend the drain hose from
the washing machine to empty
into a sink, make sure that the
sink is empty and the plug hose
is not blocked. Use the plastic
“U-Piece“ supplied.
Important! The end of the
drainage hose must not be
submerged in the pumped-out
water. Otherwise, the water
could be sucked back into the appliance.
Pump head of greater than 1m
Every washing machine includes a wash water pump for the removal of
wash and rinse water, which can pump fluids through the outlet hose
up to a height of 1m, measured from the surface on which the machine
stands.
For pump heads of greater than 1m please contact your local
AEG Service Force Centre.
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Installation and connection instructions
Technical Data
Height adjustment
Load (depending on programme)
Area of use
Drum spin speed
Water pressure
of about +10/-5mm
up to 6kg
Domestic
see Rating Plate
1-10bar
(=10–100N/cm2 = 0.1–1.0MPa)
Dimensions
(dimensions in mm)
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Warranty conditions
Warranty conditions
Great Britain
Standard guarantee conditions
We, AEG, undertake that if within 12 months of the date of the purchase this AEG appliance or
any part thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we
will, at our discretion repair or replace the same FREE OF CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage
on condition that:
• The appliance has been correctly installed and used only on the electricity or gas supply stated
on the rating plate.
• The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only, and in accordance with the
manufacturer's operating and maintenance instructions.
• The appliance has not been serviced, maintained, repaired, taken apart or tampered with by any
person not authorised by us.
• All service work under this guarantee must be undertaken by a Service Force Centre. Any appliance or defective part replaced shall become the Company's property.
• This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights.
• Home visits are made between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Visits may be available
outside these hours in which case a premium will be charged.
Exclusions
This guarantee does not cover:
• Damage or calls resulting from transportation, improper use or neglect, the replacement of any
light bulbs or removable parts of glass or plastic.
• Costs incurred for calls to put right an appliance which is improperly installed or calls to appliances outside the United Kingdom.
• Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those which are subject
to rental agreements.
• Products of AEG manufacture which are not marketed by AEG.
European Guarantee
If you should move to another country within Europe then your guarantee moves with you to
your new home subject to the following qualifications:
• The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product.
• The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent for labour and parts as exists in
the new country of use for this brand or range of products.
• This guarantee relates to you and cannot be transferred to another user.
• Your new home is within the European Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area.
• The product is installed and used in accordance with our instructions and is only used domestically, i.e. a normal household.
• The product is installed taking into account regulations in your new country.
Before you move please contact your nearest Customer Care centre, listed below, to give them details of your new home. They will then ensure that the local Service Organisation is aware of your
move and able to look after you and your appliances.
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France
Senlis
+33 (0) 3 44 62 29 29
Germany
Nürnberg
+49 (0) 800 234 7378
Italy
Pordenone
+39 (0) 800 117511
Sweden
Stockholm
+46 (0) 8 672 5360
UK
Slough
+44 (0) 1753 219899
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Index
Index
A
O
Aqua Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15, 26
Automatic adjustment foot . . . . . . . . . . 9, 48
Opening the door . . . . . . . . . . 22, 26, 38, 42
Over-dosed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
C
P
Child safety feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32,
Circulation pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,
Coloureds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 27,
Conditioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 18, 19,
Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11,
Correcting the programme . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cottons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 27,
Cottons/Linen, Easy-Cares . . . . . . . . . .10,
Customer Service . . . . . . . . . .15, 30, 32,
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31
28
23
28
10
28
27
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D
Delay timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 12,
Delicates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 17,
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 18, 19,
Detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . 9,
Drain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
21
27
24
23
11
E
Easy iron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12,
Easy-Cares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17,
Emergency emptying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency unlocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy Saving programme . . . . . . . . . .12,
27
27
37
38
27
F
Fashion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 27
H
R
Rating plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 49, 50, 59
Refresh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 27
Rinse hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 20, 26
Rinse+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Rinsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
Risk of frost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 37
S
Sensitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
Service & Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59
Short Spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Silk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 17, 27
Soaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 21, 23
Softener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 9, 23
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . 11, 19, 20, 22, 25, 28
Stain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 27
Stain removers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Starching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 28
Handwash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 27
Handwashable
silk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 27
wool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
T
I
W
In-wash stain treatment products . . . . . . 23
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 32, 56
Wash time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Water
hardness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 18
pumping out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
softener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 9, 18, 23
Water cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Wool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 17, 27
L
Linen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14, 27
M
Multi-display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 32, 59
N
Net curtains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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Pre-wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12, 23, 27
Pre-wash detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 23
Programme option buttons . . . . . . . . 12, 27
Programme progress display . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Programme protection . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 42
Pump out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 26
Time Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 27
U
Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Service & Spare Parts
Service & Spare Parts
If after carrying out the necessary checks there is still a fault with your
appliance please contact your local AEG Service Force Centre.
In guarantee customers should ensure that the suggested checks
have been made as the engineer will make a charge if the fault is
not a mechanical or electrical breakdown.
Please note that proof of purchase is required for in-guarantee service
calls.
Service & Spare Parts
If you require a service engineer or wish to purchase spare parts,
contact your local AEG Service Force Centre, by telephoning:
0870 5 929 929
Help us to help you
Please determine your type of enquiry before telephoning. When you
contact us we need to know:
1. Your name, address, post code and your telephone number.
2. Clear and concise details of the fault.
– What is the fault?
– When does the fault occur?
– Does the multi-display issue an error-message?
3. The model, production number and product identification number.
4. Date of purchase.
This information can be found on
the rating plate, so you have these
numbers to hand we recommend
you write them below.
PNC .....................................................
S-No. .....................................................
Customer Care
For general enquiries regarding your AEG appliance, or further information on AEG products please contact our customer care department
by letter or telephone at the address below or visit our website at
www.aeg.co.uk.
Customer Care Department
AEG Domestic Appliances
55-77 High Street, Slough, Berkshire SL1 1DZ
Tel: 08705 350350*
*Calls to this number may be recorded for training purposes.
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