INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Washing machine
WTC9670
WTC9685
WTC9690
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technical and functional features and appearance.
Warning :
Before installing and using your appliance, please carefully read this Guide to Installation and Use, which will allow you to quickly familiarise yourself
with its operation.
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1 / INTRODUCTION TO YOUR MACHINE
•CONTENTS
Page
Page
Removing the transport packing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Moving your machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Connecting to the cold water supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Draining away the waste water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Connecting to the electricity supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Installing your machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Loading your washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Loading the washing products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Details of the programmes and options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Modifying a washing programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Automatic safety systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Cleaning the pump filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Maintaining your machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Incidents that may arise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Messages indicated by the various lights flashing . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Dear Customer,
You have just acquired a BRANDT washing machine and we would like to thank you.
We have invested all our dedication and know-how in this appliance so that it would best meet your needs. With innovation and performance, we
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•SAFETY ADVICE
— You must immediately make any obsolete machine unusable.
Disconnect and cut off the power cable flush with the machine. Turn off
the water tap and remove the hose. Disable the door lock.
— If there is a risk of frost, disconnect the water hose and drain off any
water that may remain in the drain hose by placing this as low as possible
in a bowl.
Important :
This machine is only for domestic use and is designed to
wash, rinse and spin machine-washable textiles.
You must observe the following instructions. We will not accept any
liability and the warranty will be void if you do not observe these
recommendations since this could result in damage to the
appliance or cause physical injury.
— This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience
and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
— The machine must only be used in accordance with its normal method
of operation in order to avoid damaging your laundry and your machine.
Only use washing and maintenance products certified for use in domestic
washing machines.
— If you pre-treat your washing with stain removers, solvents or, in general,
any inflammable or potentially highly explosive product, do not place
them into the machine immediately.
Furthermore, you are also recommended not to use solvents or products
in aerosol cans near to your washing machine or any electrical appliance
in general in a poorly ventilated room (risk of fire and explosion).
— If any incidents occur and you cannot resolve them using the remedies
we recommend (see the section “TROUBLE SHOOTING”), call in a
qualified technician.
— If you have to open your machine during a cycle (for example, to add
or remove washing), depending on the stage the programme is at (during
washing essentially), be careful of the temperature inside the machine,
which may be very high (risk of severe scalds).
— When making a new installation, the machine must be connected to
the water supply with a new hose: the old hose must not be re-used.
— Do not let children play with the machine and keep your pets away
from it.
•SAVING ENERGY
— Only programme a prewash when it is absolutely necessary: for
example, for very dirty /badly shained laundry.
— A low temperature programme is sufficient for impeccable washing
results when your washing is only slightly or moderately dirty.
— For washing that is only slightly dirty, select a short washing cycle .
— Use the right amount of washing products for the hardness of the
water, the amount of washing and how dirty it is and follow the instructions
on the detergent packs (use only low suds detergent).
•ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
This appliance’s packaging material is recyclable. Help recycle it and
protect the environment by dropping it off in the municipal receptacles
provided for this purpose.
Your appliance also contains a great amount of recyclable material.
It is marked with this label to indicate that in countries that are
a members of the European Union the used appliances should
not be mixed with other waste.
This way, the appliance recycling organised by your manufacturer will
be done under the best possible conditions, in compliance with European
Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment.
Contact your town hall or your retailer for the used appliance collection
points closest to your home.
We thank you doing your part to protect the environment.
•DESCRIPTION OF YOUR MACHINE
A
A Control panel
Handle for opening the lid (remains locked during the cycle)
Lever for raising the machine on castors (depending on the model)
Drain hose
Cross clamp (must be removed before use)
Water supply hose (not connected)
Power supply cable
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D2
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2 / INSTALLING YOUR MACHINE
•REMOVING THE TRANSPORT CLAMPS
•MOVING YOUR MACHINE
•Mounting it on castors
Important :
If your machine is equipped with removable castors, you will be able
to move it quite easily.
To mount it on castors, swivel the lever on the bottom of the machine
from the right to the far left (Diagram D9).
Before using the machine in any way, you must first perform
the following operations.
These comprise removing all the components designed to immobilise
the drum in your machine during transport.
These so-called “releasing” operations are necessary for your machine
to operate correctly and to conform to the prevailing safety standards.
If they are not carried out completely, this could cause severe damage
to your machine while it is operating.
— Remove the washing machine from its plinth (check that the wedge
A supporting the motor is not still inserted in the machine) (Diagram
D3)
— Remove the 4 screws
with a screwdriver (Diagram D4)
— Remove the cross clamp
by removing the 2 screws
(Diagram
D5) using a 10 or 13mm spanner (depending on the model). (Ensure
that you remove the two plastic braces fixed on the cross clamp at the
same time as the clamp itself).
— Replace the screws
in their initial positions.
Important:
The machine must not rest on the “front” castors while it is
operating: remember to return the lever to its initial position.
•CONNECTING TO THE COLD WATER SUPPLY
Connect the supply hose (Diagram D10) :
— At one end to the connection on the back of the machine
— On the other end to a tap fitted with a threaded end 20mm dia. x 27
(3/4 BSP).
If you use a self-piercing tap, the useful aperture must have a minimum
diameter of 6mm.
Water supply:
- Minimum water pressure: 0.1 MPa or 1 bar
- Maximum water pressure: 1 MPa or 10 bars
Warning:
You must block off the two holes using the hole covers
provided (supplied in the accessories bag) (Diagram D6)
— Remove the drum-tank assembly locking wedge (Diagram D7).
To do this:
- Lift the lid on the machine
- Remove wedge
- Remove wedge
•Replacing a water supply hose
When replacing the hose, ensure that the hose is tightly fastened and
that there is a seal at both ends.
•DRAINING AWAY THE WASTE WATER
Fit the hose bracket provided inside your machine to the end of the drain
hose and then connect the hose (Diagram D11) :
— Either, temporarily, over a sink or a bathtub.
— Or permanently to a ventilated U-bend.
If your installation does not have a ventilated U-bend, check that the
connection is not sealed. In fact, to avoid any waste water flowing
back into the machine, you are strongly recommended to leave an air
gap between the machine’s drain hose and the drainpipe.
In any case, the drain hose bracket must be placed at a height of 65 to
90cm higher than the base of the machine.
Warning:
Remove the pipe support collars You must block off the
holes revealed with the hole covers supplied in the accessories
bag (Diagram D8).
Advice:
We would recommend that you keep all the locking
components since these must be refitted if you must subsequently
transport your machine again.
Important:
Information:
Ensure that the drain hose is tied firmly in place with cord to
avoid the bracket coming loose during draining and causing a flood.
For correct draining of the waste water, make sure that the drain hose
is as straight as possible. In fact, the more bends the less effective the
drain pump.
The waste water can be drained away to the ground provided that the
drain hose passes through a point 65 to 90cm higher than the base of
the machine (Diagram D12).
Your machine has been scrupulously checked before it left the
factory. You may therefore notice a little water still remaining in the
tank or the products box.
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D4
D5
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3 / PREPARING YOUR WASHING AND YOUR MACHINE
•CONNECTING TO THE ELECTRICITY SUPPLY
•LOADING YOUR WASHING
Perform these actions in the following order:
Important:
•Open the machine
For your safety, you must comply with the instructions below.
— Before connecting your machine, you must ensure that your
installation’s electrical characteristics match those of your machine (see
the details provided on the information plate affixed to the back of the
machine).
The electrical installation must comply with the prevailing standards and
the Electricity Board’s regulations in the country concerned, particularly
as regards Earthing and installation in shower rooms.
We cannot be held responsible for any incident caused by the machine
being incorrectly earthed.
— Check that the Programme selector is correctly positioned on “OFF”.
— Depending on the model, lift the opening handle or press the push
button on the front of the machine.
The lid will open.
— Open the drum by pressing the button on the front door.
•Insert your washing
For optimum washing performance, place your washing, preferably
sorted and loosely, in the drum, distributing it evenly without heaping
it up. Mix large and small items to obtain an optimum, well-balanced
spin.
Advice:
Advice on the electrical installation of your machine
•Close the drum
Ensure that the drum is correctly closed.
— Do not use an extension lead, adapter or multiple socket.
— Never cut out the Earth wire.
— The socket must be readily accessible but out of the reach of children.
If in any doubt, please contact your installer.
Important:
Important:
Check that the three hooks and the border of the button are
fully visible.
•LOADING THE WASHING PRODUCTS
Your machine conforms to European Directives 2006/95/CE
(Low Voltage Directive) and 2004/108/CE (Electromagnetic
Compatibility).
Important:
(Diagram D14)
— The “WASH” container may contain powder or liquid but liquid
detergent should not be used for programmes WITH Prewash and/or
WITH “Delayed Start” (depending on the model).
— Concentrated softener should be diluted with warm water.
— To fill the product containers correctly, place the lid fully open.
— Do not exceed the MAX level.
•INSTALLING YOUR MACHINE
Important:
If you are installing your machine next to another machine or a
unit, we recommend that you leave a gap between them to allow for
air circulation.
Advice:
•Dispensing the detergent
We also strongly recommend that you do NOT:
— Install your machine in a damp, poorly ventilated room.
— Install your machine in an area where it could be subject to water
splashes or humidity.
— Install your machine on a carpeted floor.
If you cannot avoid doing this, please take every precaution to avoid
blocking air circulation at the bottom of the machine in order to ensure
that the internal components are well ventilated.
The amount of detergent to be used depends on the hardness of the
water, the extent to which your washing is soiled and the amount of
washing to be washed.
Please refer to the dosing instructions on your pack of detergent.
Warning: in most cases, the detergent manufacturer’s recommendations
apply to the drum filled to the maximum. Adjust the dosage correctly to
the weight of the washing you have placed in the machine.
These recommendations will help you to avoid using too much detergent,
which causes foam to be produced. Too much foam can reduce your
machine’s performance and increase the length of the washing cycle
and the consumption of water.
Reminder : Use only low suds detergent when in doubt, contact your
retailer or distributor.
•Levelling the machine:
Use a spirit level to check that the floor is horizontal: maximum slope
2°, i.e. a discrepancy of approximately 1cm over the width and of 1.5cm
over the depth of the machine.
•Adjustable feet
•Detergents for woollens and delicate fabrics
Some machines are fitted with two adjustable feet at the front to enable
you to compensate for any unevenness in the floor. Proceed as follows
to adjust the feet to level and stabilize your machine:
— Set the machine on its castors (or tilt it slightly backwards if it does
not have retractable castors)
— Screw in or unscrew the feet to adjust the height to suit the shape of
the floor (Diagram D13)
— Set the machine back on its feet and check that it is stable.
•TEXTILE MAINTENANCE CODES
— Washing
: Never exceed the indicated temperatures
— Use of cold diluted bleach possible: cl
— Iron: Low
Medium
High
— Dry clean: mineral spirit
perchlorethylene
all solvents
— NB: A crossed-out code indicates that it is forbidden
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D 14
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➁
➂
You are recommended to use an appropriate detergent for washing
these fabrics (avoid placing such detergents directly on the drum because
they have an aggressive action on the metal).
•Before your first wash
Before making your first wash, we recommend that you carry out a
“COTTON 90 wash without pre-wash” and with no washing in the drum,
using a 1/2 measure of your usual detergent in order to eliminate any
residues from manufacturing that may remain in your machine.
•STANDARD COMPARISON TESTING PROGRAMME
Cotton
60°C - 6 kg - no options – max spin.
To comply with the statement on the label, the tests are conducted in accordance with
European Directive 95/12/EEC.
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➁
➂
Pre-wash container (powder)
Wash container (powder or liquid)
Softener
: POWDERED DETERGENT
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: LIQUID DETERGENT
4 / PROGRAMMING YOUR MACHINE
•PROGRAMMING
Information:
Nature of the washing and
the temperature
Cycle progress
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Start/Pause
A
5
All the buttons are on microswitches and do not remain depressed.
In any case, the ”Start/Pause” button
cannot cancel a programme.
Important :
Spin speed setting
2
3
4
(depending on the model)
Delayed start setting
Before starting your machine,
check that the power cable is plugged
in and the water tap is open. Also
ensure that the drum doors are closed
correctly and the machine’s lid is shut.
During the “End of Cycle” phase, any
action on one of the controls (the
selectors or the buttons) returns you to
“Programming” mode. As a safety
measure, when the cycle is over, we
recommend that you unplug the power
cable and turn off the water tap.
Options
(depending on the model)
•Programming a washing cycle:
Indicator lights and position of the selectors
— Turn the selector 1 to choose the most suitable programme and washing temperature for
the type of fabric to be washed.
NB: Turning the selector to any position other than “ OFF” provides power to the machine.
”Wash”
light flashing
(If you have selected rinse only or spin only,
it is the “Rinse/Spin” light
that flashes
Selector 2 on
— Using the selector 2 (depending on the model of the machine), choose:
- Either a suitable spin speed for your type of washing.
The spin speed is automatically restricted in the “Mixed/Synthetics” and “Wool/Delicates” - Position “700” for example
programmes.
- Or drip dry.
- Position ”100”
The cycle will finish with a gentle spin at 100 rpm.
- Position ” ”
- Or stop with tub full of water.
Your machine will stop with the tub full of water before the final spin.
Light(s) for the option(s) selected
— Use the buttons 4 to select any options you wish.
— Select immediate start by pressing “Start/Pause” 5 ...
— ... Or use the selector 3 (depending on the model) to select starting delayed by 1 to 19
hours and then press “Start/Pause” 5 .
“Wash” light permanently lit
(The lights A illuminate in succession to show
which phase the cycle is at)
The lights A flash in succession until the cycle
effectively starts
•Adding or removing an item during the cycle (impossible during spin):
— Press the "Start/Pause" button 5 to interrupt the cycle.
— Add or remove the items of laundry.
The time the lid remains locked depends on the temperature inside the machine and, for
safety reasons, may take several minutes if you are interrupting a cycle at more than 40
°C.
— Press the "Start/Pause" button 5 to restart the cycle.
NB: If you have selected a delayed start, you can access the drum instantly at any time in the
period before the washing cycle starts without having to interrupt and restart the cycle.
Light A flashing
Light A permanently lit
•Cancelling while programming, washing or during a pause:
— Set the selector 1 to the “OFF” position.
This can be done at any time during the cycle or during programming, or even during a pause.
NB :
- In all cases, after cancelling you must reprogramme everything from the start.
- If you have cancelled during the washing phase, remember to empty the water, if necessary.
Selector 1 set to ”OFF”
All the lights unlit
•End of the cycle:
NB: After spinning, some models automatically position the drum opening at the top to
provide easy access to the washing. This operation lasts at most 3 minutes.
— Then, the “Stop” light comes on permanently, indicating that the cycle is over.
Set the selector 1 to the “OFF” position.
You can now open the lid and remove your washing.
The “Stop” light is permanently lit
For more details on the various functions, please refer to the sections "DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMMES" and "DETAILS OF THE OPTIONS".
Information :
After a power failure, when the power is restored, the washing cycle automatically resumes at the point where it was interrupted.
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4 / PROGRAMMING YOUR MACHINE
•Maintaining your machine’s performance (Maintaining the pump filter):
You must clean the drain pump filter regularly (for how to do this, see the section “CLEANING THE PUMP FILTER”).
Important :
Your machine’s performance can be affected if you do not clean the pump filter regularly.
•SOME EXAMPLES OF PROGRAMMES
To select the most suitable programme for your type of washing, follow the instructions on the labels that most textiles bear.
Prewash
*
Surfliss
Rinse plus
Drip-dry
Rinse hold
100
Programmes table
COTTON / WHITES
90°-
6.0
2 h 03 - 2 h 20
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●
●
●
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MIXED / SYNTHETICS
60°-
usual load
1 h 19 - 1 h 40
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●
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WOOL / DELICATES
Special programmes
30°-
1.5
28 min - 33 min
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●
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40°
2.5
30 min
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●
40°
usual load
45 min
●
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RINSE
-
17 min
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SPIN only
-
8 min
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Type of textile
Temperature
(°C)
Flash 30’
(1)
Maximum Cycle length **
weight of dry
h = hour
clothes (kg) min = minute
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Additional programmes
● : These functions can be used alone or in combinations: no illogical combinations can be made.
: Options depending on the model
(1) : Short 40°C cotton programme for testing institutes.
*
Important :
** The cycle times are provided for an average value “without options”. They may vary according to the wash load, the temperature, etc.
— If you programme a “Prewash”, you must add 18 to 25 minutes.
— If you programme “Rinse plus”, you must add 17 minutes.
•DETAILS OF THE PROGRAMMES
•Flash 30’
This programme enables you to refresh a small load of 2.5 kg of lightly
soiled washing composed of WHITES, COTTONS, COLOUREDS or
HARD-WEARING SYNTHETICS.
The cycle time is restricted to around 30 minutes
In this programme, the washing temperature is automatically programmed
at 40°C.
The main programmes provided by the machine are as follows:
•Cotton / Whites
If your washing comprises hard-wearing white or coloured COTTONS.
Important :
When washing coloureds do not exceed a maximum
temperature of 60°C.
NB : During the first few minutes of the programme, your machine
automatically evaluates the washing load you have introduced and
adapts the water consumption and the length of the programme
accordingly to provide a perfect wash.
Important:
For this programme, the doses of detergent should be
reduced by half.
•
This 40°C programme enables you to wash a usual load of cottons
and mixed textiles in 45 minutes while ensuring perfect washing results
and maximum energy savings.
•Mixed / Synthetics
If your washing comprises of DELICATE COLOURS, HARD-WEARING
SYNTHETICS or MIXED FIBRES
•Rinsing
•Delicates/Wool
A separate rinse followed by a choice of:
— Either spin and drain
— Or drain only ("Drip-dry" option)
— Or a stop with the drum full of water.
If your washing comprises NETTING, DELICATE FABRICS, FRAGILE
TEXTILES or ”MACHINE-WASHABLE WOOLLENS”.
NB : A programme with agitation and spin phases specially adapted to
these types of fabrics.
This programme is also suitable for washing textiles specified as ‘hand
wash’ only. For this, select position ” ”.
•Spinning
This allows a separate spin and drain.
Important:
In the case of "Rinse only" followed by a spin or "Spin only",
ensure that you select a suitable spin speed for the type of washing
in the machine.
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4 / PROGRAMMING YOUR MACHINE
•DETAILS OF THE OPTIONS
•Throughout the cycle:
Depending on your model, the following changes are possible without
pressing the “Start/Pause” button 5 .
— You can change the temperature for the same type of textile.
NB: If the temperature achieved by the washing cycle is higher than your
new selection, heating the water stops immediately and the cycle
continues.
— You can alter the spin speed ( ) throughout the cycle.
— You can select “Drip Dry” 100 and “Full drum stop”
throughout the
washing phase.
— You can activate the “Rinse plus”
option until rinsing starts (until
•Prewash
Specially designed for heavily soiled washing (mud, blood, etc.).
A specific initial agitation in cold water precedes a phase of heating to
30°C.
This agitation phase in cold water enables the particles soiling the washing
to be removed before the water is heated.
Important :
Detergent must be placed in the " " container in the products
box.
•Rinse plus
the “Rinse/Spin” cycle progress light
illuminates).
— You can deactivate all the options throughout the cycle provided
that their action has not already finished.
"Especially for sensitive and allergic skin": adds an extra rinse to the
washing cycle.
•Surfliss
(depending on the model)
This avoids the washing creasing and makes it easier to iron.
•During delayed start (Only for machines fitted with this function):
— Any kind of programme modification is accepted during a delayed
start’s waiting period.
— You can alter the length of a delayed start ( ) throughout the waiting
period before the cycle effectively starts.
NB :
- During this period, selecting a new time cancels out the previous
selection. The new period selected is accepted based on the last selection
made.
- If you want to cancel the delayed start completely during this period,
set the selector 3 to the “OFF” position and then briefly press the
“Start/Pause” button 5 .
— You can activate or amend the “Prewash”
and “Surfliss”
options
for the whole of the delayed start’s waiting period.
•Drip Dry (spin speed ”100” or button , depending on the
model)
This function, for very delicate linen, enables you to remove spinning and
to pass directly to the draining of the washing machine.
•Delayed start (depending on the model)
You can delay the start of your programme by 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15 or 19
hours so that you can benefit from cheap rate electricity or to have the
cycle finish at a desired time.
To do this, use the selector 3 to choose the time you want the cycle
to start and press “Start/Pause” 5 .
NB:
- Even if you forget to press the “Start/Pause” button 5 after selecting
this option, your choice will still be accepted after a few seconds.
- The three cycle progress lights (Wash , Rinse/Spin
and “Stop”)
flash in succession from left to right during the whole of the waiting
period before the cycle effectively starts.
•Full drum stop
•When the cycle is over:
When the “Stop” light is permanently lit, you can programme a new cycle
without having to reset the selector 1 to the “OFF” position.
For this, all you have to do is turn one of the selectors or press one of
the buttons.
The “Wash”
light starts to flash.
The machine is then ready to be reprogrammed.
(Rinse hold)
This function enables you to remove the washing from your machine
before the spin phase or to delay this phase with you washing remaining
in water to prevent creasing.
NB : When the machine is stopped with the tub full of water, the
“Rinse/Spin”
cycle progress light flashes.
There are then two possible cases, depending on the type of machine:
— “Full drum stop” selected via a rotary selector:
- If you want to drain after spinning, use the selector 2 to choose a
suitable spin speed for your type of washing.
The programme will end automatically.
- If you just want to drain, turn the selector 2 to “Drip Dry” (position
“100”).
— “Full drum stop” selected via a button: in this case, press the “ “
button again to end the programme.
•AUTOMATIC SAFETY SYSTEMS
•Lid opening safety system:
As soon as washing commences, the lid on your machine is locked.
When the cycle is finished or when the machine has stopped with the
drum full of water, the lid unlocks.
If you have programmed a "Delayed start", the lid is not locked until
the waiting period is over and the cycle starts.
If you wish to open the lid during the cycle, press button 5 briefly and
wait 1-2 minutes for the safety system to unlock the lid.
Important :
Depending on when you wish to open the lid during the cycle,
this time delay may be a little longer because a cooling down period
may also have to be included.
In fact, to avoid your being severely burnt, the lid safety system will
not open during the cycle unless the temperature inside the machine
is below a certain threshold.
•MODIFYING A WASHING PROGRAMME
•During programming:
Anything can be changed before the “Start/Pause” button 5 is pressed.
•After the cycle has started:
You can change the type of textile (for example, switch from “COTTON”
to “SYNTHETICS”, etc.). In this case, check that the options you previously
selected are still there.
You must confirm your new selection by pressing the “Start/Pause”
button 5 .
The machine may then possibly drain off some of its water.
•Water safety system:
During operation, constant control of the water prevents any overflows.
•Spin safety system:
Your washing machine is fitted with a safety system that restricts the
spin when poor load distribution is detected.
In this case, your washing may be insufficiently spun. Redistribute
your washing in the drum and programme a new spin.
•Anti-foam system:
You machine can detect when too much foam is being produced during
spinning.
At such times, spinning stops and the machine drains.
The cycle then restarts, adapting the spin rates and possibly adding
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5 / MAINTAINING YOUR MACHINE
•CLEANING THE PUMP FILTER (Option 1)
•CLEANING THE MACHINE
The way to access your pump filter may differ according to the model
of the machine (see options 1 and 2).
This filter collects the small objects you may have inadvertently left in
your clothes and prevents them from disrupting the pump’s operation.
To clean the filter, proceed as follows:
— Open the drum doors. At the back of the drum, you will see a plastic
component A (Diagram D15)
— Release this (Diagram D16).
To do this:
- Insert a rod (a pencil or a screwdriver, for example) into the hole in
the component A
- Press down vertically with the rod, while pushing the component A
over to the right until it is released from its housing
— Remove the component A
— Turn the drum slightly towards the front of the machine, with the doors
open (Diagram D17)
You can access the pump filter
through the openings freed by
removing the plastic component A .
— Remove the filter from its housing (Diagram D17)
— Remove the various objects it may have in it
— Rinse it under the tap (Diagram D18)
— Re-insert it, pushing it firmly into its housing after checking that the
housing is clean
— Re-insert the plastic component A , ensuring that it is positioned
correctly in the openings at the bottom of the drum and pushing it to
the left until it is fully engaged (Diagram D19).
Important :
To clean the casing, the control panel and all the plastic parts
in general, use a sponge or a soft cloth dampened only with water
and liquid soap.
In all cases, do not use:
— Abrasive powders
— Metal or plastic sponges
— Alcohol-based products (alcohol, thinners, etc.)
•CARE OF THE INTERNAL COMPONENTS
To ensure better hygiene, we recommend that you:
— Leave the lid open for a short time after washing.
— Clean the plastic and rubber access components to the tank approximately
once a month using a slightly chlorinated product. Run a rinsing cycle to
remove any residue of this product.
— Run a washing cycle at 90°C at least once a month.
•CLEANING THE PRODUCTS’ BOX
Clean the products’ box regularly.
To do this:
— Press the buttons on each side of the box simultaneously to extract
it from its housing(Diagram D24).
— Remove the siphon from the rear of the box
and separate the
box from its front cover
(Diagram D25)
— Rinse everything under the tap (taking care to empty any excess water
remaining inside the box).
— Refit all the box’ components, ensuring that the box section itself is
properly clipped into the cover and then re-insert the complete assembly
into its location under the machine’s lid.
•CLEANING THE PUMP FILTER (Option 2)
if your machine dopes not have the component A shown in Diagram
D16, you must proceed as follows to clean your pump filter:
— Turn the drum to position the closed doors facing downwards: this
will reveal a plastic component
(Diagram D20)
— If your machine is fitted with one, remove the screw
— On certain types of machines, the component has a clip.
In this case, release the component by pressing on this clip while
sliding the component
gently to the right
— Then, in all cases, turn the drum again, open the doors and remove
the component
by sliding it in the direction of the arrow (Diagram
D21)
— Turn the drum slightly towards the front of the machine, with the doors
open (Diagram D22).
You can access the pump filter
through the openings freed by
removing the plastic component .
— Remove the filter from its housing (Diagram D22)
— Remove the various objects it may have in it
— Rinse it under the tap (Diagram D23)
— Re-insert it, pushing it firmly into its housing after checking that the
housing is clean
— Re-insert the plastic component
and the screw
by performing
all the above operations in reverse order.
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D 17
•PERIODIC CHECKS
To avoid any water damage, we recommend that you regularly check
the condition of the water and drain hoses. If you notice the slightest
cracking, do not hesitate to replace the hoses with identical ones available
from the manufacturer or his After-Sales Service. For how to replace
the water supply hose, please refer to the section “CONNECTING TO
THE COLD WATER SUPPLY”
•REPLACING THE POWER SUPPLY CABLE
Warning:
For your safety, the power cable and, depending on the
model, the complete electric box and its associated cable must only
be replaced by the manufacturer’s After-Sales Service or a qualified
electrician.
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6 / INCIDENTS AND MEANING OF PARTICULAR LIGHTS FLASHING
•INCIDENTS THAT MAY OCCUR
•The cycle does not start
•MESSAGES INDICATED BY THE VARIOUS
LIGHTS FLASHING
— You have not pressed the "Start/Pause" button
— There is no power to the machine:
- Check that the plug is correctly in the socket
- Check the circuit breaker and the fuses.
— The water tap is closed
— The machine's lid is not closed properly
In this section, we explain how you can rectify these incidents very
easily yourself.
Your machine automatically detects some operating incidents and
indicates these by particular options lights flashing.
•A puddle of water forms around the machine
Warning:
Lights
flashing
•Incidents indicated, which you can rectify yourself
First of all remove the plug and the fuse and shut off the water
supply tap.
While the machine is operating, the permanent level control prevents
the water from overflowing. If, despite this, water comes out of your
machine, it may be that:
— The drain hook is wrongly positioned in the drain pipe.
— The water supply hose is not sealed tightly at the machine or tap end:
- Check that the seals are in place and the connections are tight.
Causes / Remedies
The water tap is closed. Check that the water tap is open
and then press the “Start/Pause” button again to restart
the cycle. This incident may also be caused by the drain
hose being poorly connected (see the section “DRAINING
AWAY THE WASTE WATER”).
The pump filter is clogged. Clean the pump filter (for how
to do this, see the section “CLEANING THE PUMP FILTER”)
and then press the “Start/Pause” button again to restart
the cycle.
Also check the drain hose’s position in the drain: the
connection must not be airtight (see the section “DRAINING
AWAY THE WASTE WATER”).
•Heavy vibration during spin
— All the transport materials have not been removed correctly from
the machine:
- Check that all the transport wedges have been removed (see
"REMOVING THE TRANSPORT CLAMPS").
— The floor is not level.
— Your machine is resting on its two “front” castors (depending on the
model):
- Reset your machine on its feet by pushing the castor engagement
lever to the right.
Drain hose not positioned properly. Check the drain hose’s
position in the drain: the connection must not be airtight
(see the section “DRAINING AWAY THE WASTE WATER”).
•The washing is not spun or not spun enough
Drum blocked. Check that a small item of laundry (e.g. a
handkerchief or a sock, etc.) has not slipped down between
the tub and the drum and is stopping the drum from turning.
To access the bottom of the tub, please refer to the section
“CLEANING THE PUMP FILTER”.
— You have selected a programme with no spin, for example "Drip-dry"
— The spin safety system has detected poor distribution of the washing
in the drum:
- Untangle the washing and programme a new spin.
• The machine does not drain
— You have programmed "Full drum stop"
— The pump filter is blocked:
- Clean it (see "CLEANING THE PUMP FILTER" for the relevant
procedure)
— The drain hose is kinked or squashed
Lid not closed properly. Check that the lid is closed and
then press the “Start/Pause” button again to restart the
cycle.
• The lid does not open
•Incidents indicated that require a breakdown engineer
— The programme has not yet finished
The lid remains locked throughout the programme.
Your machine also detects some operating faults that systematically
require the services of a breakdown engineer.
• The drum doors open very slowly
(On machines fitted with gently opening doors)
— Your machine has not operated for a long time
— It is located in too cold a position.
— Detergent residue (powder) is blocking the hinges
- In all cases, everything returns to normal after the doors have opened
initially
In this case, these are the three cycle progress
lights that flash simultaneously.
NB:
Before calling for your breakdown engineer, we would recommend that
you do the following:
- Set the Programme selector to the “ OFF” position and remove the
electrical plug for at least 10 seconds
- Reconnect the plug and restart a washing cycle.
If the fault displayed persists, call your breakdown engineer and
remember to tell him which indicator lights were lit.
Important :
As a general rule, whatever the anomaly detected, you
should stop the machine, unplug the power cable and shut off the
water tap
Important :
Do not restart a washing cycle if the drum remains locked or if
you notice water around your machine of if you notice a burning smell.
To keep your appliance in good working order, we recommend that
you use Clearit household products.
Professional expertise for the general
public
• AFTER-SALES SERVICE :
Possible maintenance on your washing machine should be undertaken by :
— either your dealer,
— or another qualified mechanic who is an authorized agent for the brand
appliances.
When making an appointment, state the complete reference of your equipment
(model, type and serial number). This information appears on the manufacturer's
nameplate attached to the rear of the equipment.
Clearit offers you professional products and adapted solutions for
the daily upkeep of your household and kitchen appliances.
You may find them in conventional retail outlets, along with a complete
line of by-products and consumables.
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