Instruction booklet
TUMBLE DRYER
Contents
English
Important information, 2-3
GB
Important
Information
GB
Product data, 3
Installation, 4
Installation
Where to put your dryer
Ventilation
Door reversal instructions
Water drain
Electrical connection
Before you start using your dryer
Dryer description, 5
TCL780
Description
To open the door
The features
Control panel
Start and programmes, 6-8
Choosing a programme
Start and
Programmes
Laundry, 9-10
Sorting your laundry
Wash care labels
Special clothing items
Drying times
Warnings and Suggestions, 11
Laundry
General safety
Disposal
Saving energy and respecting the environment
Maintenance and Care, 12
Warnings and
Suggestions
Switching off the electricity
Cleaning the filter after each cycle
Check the drum after each cycle
Empty the water container after each cycle
Cleaning the condenser unit
Cleaning the dryer
Troubleshooting, 13
Maintenance
and Care
Service, 14
Hotpoint Guarantee, 15
Hotpoint After Sales Service, 16
Troubleshooting
! Keep this instruction booklet on hand in order to refer to it when necessary. Take it with you when you move, and
should you sell this appliance or pass it on to another party, make sure that this booklet is supplied along with the
dryer so that the new owner may be informed about warnings and suggestions on how the appliance works.
! Read these instructions carefully; the following pages contain important information on installation and suggestions
on how the appliance works.
This symbol reminds you to read this booklet.
Service
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Important Information
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For your Condenser dryer to operate efficiently, you must follow the regular maintenance schedule shown below:
Fluff Filter...
! You MUST clean the fluff filter after EVERY drying
cycle.
STEP 1.
Open the door of your
dryer.
STEP 2.
Pull out the filter (using
the two finger grips).
STEP 3.
Clean any fluff deposits
from the filter mesh.
STEP 4.
Refit the filter - NEVER
run the dryer without the
filter in position.
! Failure to clean the filter after EVERY drying cycle will affect the drying performance of your machine.
- It will take longer to dry and as a result will use more electricity during drying.
Water Container...
! You MUST empty the water container after EVERY
drying cycle.
STEP 1.
Pull the water container
towards you and remove
it fully from the dryer.
STEP 2.
Empty all the water
collected in the water
container.
STEP 3.
Refit the water container,
ensuring that it is pushed
fully back into position.
! The ‘Empty Water’ light
stays on - To remind you to
empty the water container
at the start and at the
end of each programme.
! Failure to empty the water container will result in:
- The machine will stop heating (so the load may still be wet at the end of the drying cycle).
- The ‘Empty Water’ light will flash to tell you that the water container is full.
Priming the Water Collection System
When your dryer is new, the water container will not collect water until the system is primed... this will take 1 or 2 drying
cycles. Once primed it will collect water during every drying cycle.
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Important Information
Condenser Unit...
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STEP 1.
Open the condenser cover
- hold the handle and
pull towards you.
STEP 3.
Flush the condenser, from
the rear with water, to
remove any fluff deposits.
STEP 4.
Refit the condenser unit
- ensure that the unit is
pushed in fully, all 3 clips
are re-secured and the
positiong arrows on the
front of the condenser are
pointing upwards.
Installation
STEP 2.
Remove the condenser by
rotating the 3 clips then
pulling the condenser
towards you.
(There may be some water
in the tubes, this is normal).
Important
Information
! You MUST clean the fluff from the condenser EVERY
month.
Description
Check that:
- The positioning arrows are pointing upwards.
- The 3 clips are re-secured back into their ‘lock’ position.
Laundry
Rotate 3 clips
Start and
Programmes
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! Failure to clean the condenser could cause premature
failure of your dryer.
Warnings and
Suggestions
Product Data... (EU Regulation 392/2012)
Rated capacity of Cotton laundry for the standard programme at full load 8 kg
Energy efficiency class C
This household tumble dryer is an Automatic Condenser Dryer
Energy consumption : full load Edry 5.30 kWh, partial load Edry1/2 2.87 kWh
Duration of the ‘left-on mode’ for power management systems 30 minutes
The ‘standard cotton programme’ suitable for drying normal wet cotton laundry that is the most efficient programme in terms
of energy consumption for cotton used at full and partial load is Cottons - Cupboard Dry
Programme time (minutes) : weighted (Tt) full & partial load 111, full load (Tdry) 149, partial load (Tdry1/2) 82
Troubleshooting
Power consumption : off-mode (Po) 0.14 W, left-on mode (Pl) 1.90 W
Maintenance
and Care
The weighted Annual Energy Consumption (AEc) 627.0 kWh
Consumption per year, based on 160 drying cycles of the standard cotton programme at full and partial load, and the
consumption of the low-power modes. Actual energy consumption per cycle will depend on how the appliance is used.
Condensation efficiency class C
Service
Average condensation efficiency (%) : full load (Cdry) 71, partial load (Cdry1/2) 71, weighted (Ct) full & partial load 71
Airborne acoustical noise emissions 69 dB(A) re 1 pW
This data is also available on the website http://www.hotpoint.eu/hotpoint/
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Installation
GB
Where to put your dryer
Water drain
Place your dryer at a distance from gas ranges,
stoves, heaters, or cook tops because flames can
damage the appliance.
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Minimum gap 10mm
If you are going to install
the appliance under a work
counter, be sure to leave a
10mm space between the
Minimum gaps
top and any other objects
15mm
on or above the machine and
a 15mm space between the
sides and lateral furnishings
or walls. This is to ensure
proper air circulation. Make sure that the back vents
are not obstructed.
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Remove hose from
here...
Fit a suitable length of hose to the
...fit new hose here.
new location shown (see diagram).
! Make sure that the hose is not squashed or kinked when
the dryer is in its final location.
Ventilation
When the dryer is in use, there has to be adequate
ventilation. Make sure you put your dryer in an
environment that is not damp and has proper air
circulation throughout. Airflow around the dryer is
essential to condense the water produced during the
washing, the dryer will not operate efficiently in an
enclosed space or cupboard.
! We do not recommend that the dryer is installed in a
cupboard but the dryer must never be installed
behind a lockable door, a sliding door or a door with a
hinge on the opposite side to that of the dryer door.
! If using the dryer in a small or cold room some
condensation could be experienced.
Door Reversal Instructions
Hinge
Door catch
Door latch
Hinge
The door of your dryer is reversible and can easily be
changed. Exchange diagonally hinge brackets and
blanking screws. Exchange door latch and catch with
their opposite blanking plates (see diagram above).
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If your dryer is installed next to a drain the water can be
plumbed into this drain. This does away with the need to
empty the water container. If the dryer is stacked onto or
installed next to a washing machine it can share the same
drain. The height of the drain must be less than 3' (1m)
from the bottom of the dryer.
Remove hose from position shown
(see diagram).
Electrical connections
Make sure of the following before you insert the plug
into the the electrical socket:
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The socket must be grounded.
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The socket must be able to sustain the machines
maximum power, which is indicated on the rating
label (see Dryer Description).
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Power voltage must be within the values indicated
on the rating label (see Dryer Description).
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The socket must be compatible with the dryers plug.
Should this not be the case, replace the plug or the
socket.
! The dryer must not be installed outdoors, even if the
space is sheltered. It can be very dangerous if it is
exposed to rain or storms.
! Once installed, the dryers electrical wire and plug
must be within easy reach.
! Do not use extension cords.
! The power cord must not be bent or squashed.
! The power cord supplied should be checked
periodically and replaced by a cord specially prepared
for this dryer and fitted only by authorised technicians
(see Service). New or longer power cords are supplied
at an extra charge by authorised dealers.
! The manufacturer denies any responsibility should any
of these rules not be followed.
! If in doubt about any of the above consult a qualified
electrician.
Before you start using your dryer
Once you have installed your dryer and before you
use it, clean the inside of the drum to remove any dust
that could have accumulated during transport.
Dryer Description
To open the door
The features
Water container
Press and release the front
panel in position shown
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Rating plate
Important
Information
Model &
Serial
numbers
Control panel
Filter
Clean Condenser
Light
Progress or Delay
Lights
Start and
Programmes
PROGRAMMES
Knob
Indicator
Air intake
grille
Description
Condenser cover
Condenser cover handle
(Pull to open)
Installation
Condenser unit
(Cover open)
Clean Filter
Light
Laundry
The On/Off button
: If the dryer is running and this
button is pressed, the dryer stops. Press again, the
dryer restarts.
The OPTION buttons/lights select available options for
your selected programme. The lights indicate that the
option has been selected (see Start and Programmes).
Empty Water
Light
The Progress or Delay lights show you the status of
the programme, or the delay time when they flash.
During a delayed start the lights flash to show the
delay selected. When (not flashing) they show each
stage of the programme by the corresponding light
turning on (see Start and Programmes).
The Empty Water indicator light signals that the water
container should be emptied. The light will take a few
seconds to go out after replacing the empty water
container, the dryer must be running for this to happen
(see The Controls).
Note: If the water bottle fills the indicator light flashes, the
heat is turned off and your clothes will not dry.
The Clean Filter light gives you a reminder before
every programme that it is essential to clean the filter
every time the dryer is used (see Maintenance and Care).
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Service
The Clean Condenser light gives you a reminder that
it is essential to clean the condenser at regular intervals
(see Maintenance and Care).
Troubleshooting
The START/PAUSE button/light
starts a selected
programme. When you press this button there will be
one beep and the progress lights will flash to confirm
the action. When a programme is running, holding this
button in pauses the programme and stops the dryer.
The light is green when programme is running, flashing
amber if the programme has been paused or flashing
green if on standby waiting to start a programme (see
Start and Programmes).
START/PAUSE
Button & Light
Maintenance
and Care
The PROGRAMMES knob sets the programme: rotate
it until the indicator is pointing to the programme you want
to select (see Start and Programmes).
OPTION
Buttons & Lights
Warnings and
Suggestions
On/Off
Button
Start and Programmes
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Choosing a programme
1. Plug the dryer into the electrical socket.
2. Sort your laundry according to fabric type (see
Laundry).
3. Open the door and make sure the filter is clean
and in place and the water container is empty
and in place (see Maintenance).
4. Load the machine and make sure items are not in
the way of the door seal. Close the door.
5. If none of the lights are on: Press the ON/OFF
button
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6. Choose a programme by checking the Programmes
Guide (see Programmes) as well as the indications
for each type of fabric (see Laundry).
- Select a programme by rotating the
PROGRAMMES knob.
7. Set a delay time and other options if necessary.
8. The START/PAUSE light is flashing green:
- press the START/PAUSE
button to begin. The
green light stops flashing.
During the drying programme, you can check on
your laundry and take out items that are dry
while others continue drying. When you close
the door again, press the START/PAUSE button in
order to resume drying.
(When the door is opened the START/PAUSE light
will flash Amber, after the door is closed and the
START/PAUSE button pressed, the START/PAUSE
light will stop flashing and show green.)
Note: During the Post Care phase this light
flashes Amber.
9. At the end of the drying cycle the End light comes
on and either :
- The buzzer will beep 3 times to let you know
that your programme is complete.
or - If you have selected the Crease Care option
and you do not take the items out immediately,
the items will tumble occasionally for 10
hours or until you open the door, the buzzer
will then beep 3 times to confirm the
programme is completed.
10. Open the door, take the laundry out, clean the filter
and replace it. Empty the water container and
replace it (see Maintenance).
11. Unplug the dryer.
Note: This tumble dryer, in compliance with new energy saving regulations, is fitted with an automatic standby
system which is enabled after about 30 minutes if no activity is detected. Press and hold the ON/OFF button until
the dryer reactivates.
Easy Iron Programme
‘Easy Iron’ is a short 10 minute programme (8 minutes of heat followed by a 2 minute cool tumble period) which
fluffs the fibres of clothing that have been left in the same position/location for an extended period of time. The
cycle relaxes the fibres and makes them easier to iron and fold.
! ‘Easy Iron’ is not a drying programme and should not be used for wet articles of clothing.
For best results:
1. Do not load more than the maximum capacity.
These numbers refer to the dry weight:
Fabric
Maximum load
Cotton and Cotton mixtures
2.5kg
Synthetics
2kg
Denim
2kg
2. Unload the dryer immediately after the end of the programme, hang, fold or iron the articles and put
them away in the closet. Should this not be possible repeat the programme.
The ‘Easy Iron’ effect varies from one fabric to the next. It works well on traditional fabrics like Cotton or Cotton
mix, and less well on acrylic fibres and on materials such as Tencel®.
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Start and Programmes
Programmes
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! If none of the lights are lit; Press the ON/OFF button
and then select programme.
What it does...
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Dries your clothes on High Heat 1. Position the PROGRAMMES knob on
2. Select any options if required.
setting, ready for wearing.
3. Press the START/PAUSE button
Options available:
Dries your clothes on High Heat 1. Position the PROGRAMMES knob on
setting, ready for putting away. 2. Select any options if required.
3. Press the START/PAUSE button
Options available:
1. Position the PROGRAMMES knob on
2. Select any options if required.
3. Press the START/PAUSE button
Options available:
Cottons
Extra dry
Cottons
Cupboard dry
Synthetics
Dries your clothes on Low Heat
setting, ready for putting away.
Cupboard dry
Easy Iron
Brief programme (approximately 1. Position the PROGRAMMES knob on
10 minutes) that softens fibres of 2. Press the START/PAUSE button
clothing that is ready for ironing.
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Delayed Start
Pre Care
Post Care
Delayed Start
Pre Care
Post Care
Delayed Start
Pre Care
Post Care
Start and
Programmes
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Description
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Note:
Installation
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How to set it...
Important
Information
Programme
! This is not a drying
programme (see previous
page).
Options available:
None
Brief programme (approximately 1. Position the PROGRAMMES knob on
10 minutes) that cools fibres of 2. Press the START/PAUSE button
clothing.
100, 80, 70, 60,
50, 40, 30 or 20
minutes)
Can be used with High Heat
option if you prefer to use a
timed programme.
1. Position the PROGRAMMES knob on the Options available:
● High Heat
desired time:
● Delayed Start
150, 140, 120, 100, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40,
● Pre Care
● Post Care
30 or 20.
2. Select any options if required.
Consult ‘suggested drying
3. Press the START/PAUSE button
Warnings and
Suggestions
Timed Drying Dries wet clothing that you wish
to dry on Low Heat or small
(150, 140, 120,
loads (less than 1kg).
Options available:
None
Laundry
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Cool Tumble
times’ (see Laundry).
Maintenance
and Care
The last 10 minutes of these
programmes is the Cool
Tumble phase (see below).
Troubleshooting
Service
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Start and Programmes
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The Controls
PROGRAMMES knob
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! Warning, if after pressing the Start/Pause button
, the programmes knob position has changed, the
new position will NOT change the programme selected.
To change a selected programme, press the
Start/Pause button
, the light flashes Amber to
indicate the programme is paused. Select the new
programme and any options required, the light will
then flash green. Press the Start/Pause button
again and the new programme will start.
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OPTION buttons / lights
These buttons are used to customise the selected
programme to your requirements. Not all options are
available for all programmes (see Start and
Programmes). If an option is not available and you
press the button, the buzzer will beep three times. If
the option is available there will be one beep and the
option light next to the button lights to confirm the
selection.
Progress (Drying, Cool Tumble, End) /
Delay (3hr, 6hr, 9hr) Lights
When the light next to the delay button is on, these lights
flash to indicate the delay time selected. During other
programmes they indicate the progress of the dryer,
each one comes on as the corresponding phase starts.
Delay Timer
The start of some programmes (see Start and
Programmes) can be delayed for up to 9 hours in 3hr
steps. Ensure the water bottle is emptied before setting
a delayed start.
When a delayed start is in progress the light next to the
delay button will be on and the selected delay period
light will flash (after the start button has been pressed).
To set a delayed start, press the Delay Timer button,
and the light next to the button will come on together
with the 3hr delay light. Pressing the button again will
advance the delay setting to 6hr, the 3hr light goes
out and the 6hr light is on. Each time you press the
button the delay setting advances 3 hours, as indicated
by the corresponding light. If the 9hr light is on,
pressing the button again will cancel the delay.
Holding in the On/Off button will also cancel.
Pre Care
When a delayed start and this option have been
selected the clothes are tumbled occasionally during
the delayed period to help prevent creases developing.
High Heat
Available for Timed Drying Programmes. Press this
button and a high heat setting is selected and the light
next to the button comes on. Timed programmes have
a default of low heat, if the light alongside the button is
on then pressing the button selects a low heat setting
and the light goes out.
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Post Care
When selected, the clothes are occasionally tumbled
after the end of the drying and cool tumble cycles, to
help prevent creases developing should you not be
available to remove the load immediately the programme
is complete. The End light is on during this phase.
Empty Water Light / Container
(If you have plumbed your dryer to a drain this light
can be ignored, as there is no need to empty the water
container).
When this light is on (not flashing) it reminds you to
empty the water container.
If the water container fills during a programme, the
heater turns off and the dryer does a period of Cool
Tumble then the light flashes and the buzzer sounds.
You must empty the water container and restart the
dryer or the clothes will not dry. After re-starting the
dryer, the light will take a few seconds to go out.
To avoid this always empty the water container each
time you use the dryer (see Maintenance).
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Door Opening
Opening the door (or pressing the Start/Pause button
) during a programme will stop the dryer and have
the following effects:
● The Start/Pause light flashes Amber.
● During a delay phase the delay will continue to
count down. The Start/Pause button
must be
pressed to resume the delay programme.
One of the delay lights will flash to show the
current delay setting.
● The Start/Pause button
must be pressed to
resume the programme. The progress lights will
change to show the current status and the
Start/Pause light will stop flashing and turn green.
● During the Post Care phase of a drying
programme, the programme will finish. Pressing
the Start/Pause button
will re-start a new
programme at the beginning.
● Changing the programmes knob will select a new
programme and the Start/Pause light will flash
green. You can use this to select the Cool Tumble
programme
to cool the clothes, if you find them
dry enough. Press the Start/Pause button
to
begin a new programme.
Note
If you have a power cut, switch off the power or
remove the plug. When power is restored, press the
Start/Pause button
and the programme will
resume.
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Laundry
Sorting your laundry
Wash Care Labels
Check symbols on clothing labels to make sure
that the articles can be tumble dried.
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Sort laundry by fabric type.
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Empty pockets and check buttons.
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Close zippers and hooks and tie loose belts and
strings.
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Wring out each item in order to eliminate as much
excess water as possible.
! Do not load dripping wet clothes into the dryer.
Look at the labels on your garments, especially when
tumble drying for the first time. The following symbols
are the most common:
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May be tumble dried
Do not tumble dry
Tumble dry at low heat setting
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Warnings and
Suggestions
Maintenance
and Care
Troubleshooting
(3lb 5oz)
(2lb 3oz)
(1lb 6oz)
(9oz)
(3oz)
(1lb 6oz)
(12oz)
(1lb 2oz)
(12oz)
1500g
1000g
700g
250g
100g
700g
350g
500g
350g
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Laundry
Household Items
Duvet cover
Cotton
(Double)
Other
Large Tablecloth
Small Tablecloth
Tea Towel
Bath Towel
Hand Towel
Double Sheet
Single Sheet
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Start and
Programmes
Typical weights
Articles that containing rubber or rubber-like
materials or plastic film (pillows, cushions, or PVC
rainwear), any other flammable articles or objects
that contain flammable substances (towels soiled
with hair spray).
Glass fibres (certain types of draperies)
Items which have been dry cleaned
Items with the ITCL Code
(see Special
clothing items). These can be cleaned with special
at-home dry cleaning products. Follow instructions
carefully.
Large bulky items (quilts, sleeping bags, pillows,
cushions, large bedspreads etc). These expand
when drying and would prevent airflow through
the dryer.
Description
Items not suitable for tumble drying
! DO NOT overload the dryer as this could result in
reduced drying performance.
(5oz)
(3oz)
(1lb 2oz)
(12oz)
(1lb 6oz)
(2lb 3oz)
(10oz)
(7oz)
(4oz)
Installation
Tumble dry at high heat setting
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Note: 1kg = 1000g
(1lb = 16oz)
Clothes
Blouse
Cotton
150g
Other
100g
Dress
Cotton
500g
Other
350g
Jeans
700g
10 nappies
1000g
Shirt
Cotton
300g
Other
200g
T-Shirt
125g
Important
Information
Maximum load size
Do not load more than maximum capacity.
These numbers refer to dry weight:
Natural fibres: 8kg max (18lb)
Synthetic fibres: 3kg max (6.6lb)
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Service
At the end of a drying cycle, cottons could still be
damp if you grouped cottons and synthetics together.
If this happens simply give them an additional short
period of drying.
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Laundry
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Special clothing items
Blankets and Bedspreads: acrylic items (Acilan,
Courtelle, Orion, Dralon) must be dried with special
care on LOW heat setting. Avoid drying for a long
period of time.
Pleated or creased garments: read the manufacturer’s
drying instructions on the garment.
Starched articles: do not dry these with non-starched
items. Make sure that as much of the starch solution is
removed from the load as possible before placing it in
the dryer. Do not over-dry: the starch will become
powdery and leave your clothing limp, which defeats
the purpose of starch.
Drying times
The table (see below) presents APPROXIMATE drying
times in Minutes. Weights refer to dry garments.
Fabrics: items that are the same type of fabric but
different textures and thicknesses may not have
the same drying time.
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Quantity of laundry: single items or small loads
may take longer to dry.
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Dryness: If you are going to iron some of your
clothes, they can be taken out while still a bit
damp. Others can be left longer if you need them
to be completely dry.
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Heat setting.
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Room temperature: if the room where the dryer is
located is cold, it will take longer for the dryer to
dry your clothes.
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Bulk: some bulky items can be tumble dried with
care. We suggest that you remove these items
several times, shake them out, and return them to
the dryer until finished.
! Do not over-dry your clothes.
All fabrics contain a little natural moisture, which
keeps them soft and fluffy.
Times are approximate and can vary depending
upon:
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Amount of water retained in clothes after spin
cycle: towels and delicates retain a lot of water.
Cottons
High/Full
Heat
Drying times 800-1000 rpm in washing machine.
1 kg
2 kg
3 kg
4 kg
5 kg
6 kg
7 kg
8 kg
30 - 40
40 - 55
55 - 70
70 - 80
80 - 90
95 - 120
120 - 140
130 - 150
Synthetics Drying times on reduced spin in washing machine.
Gentle/Low
Heat
Acrylics
Gentle/Low
Heat
10
1 kg
2 kg
3 kg
40 - 50
50 - 70
70 - 90
Drying times on reduced spin in washing machine.
1 kg
2 kg
40 - 60
55 - 75
Warnings and Suggestions
General safety
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Troubleshooting
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Maintenance
and Care
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Warnings and
Suggestions
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Laundry
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Start and
Programmes
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Description
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Installation
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This tumble dryer 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.
This tumble dryer has been designed for home,
and not professional use.
Do not touch the appliance while barefoot or with
wet hands or feet.
Unplug the machine by pulling on the plug, not
the cord.
Children must not be in proximity of the dryer
when in use. After using the dryer, turn it off and
unplug it. Keep the door closed to make sure that
children do not use it as a toy.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the dryer.
The appliance must be installed correctly and
have proper ventilation. The air intake at the front
of the dryer should never be obstructed (see
Installation).
Never use the dryer on carpeting where the pile
height would prevent air from entering the dryer
from the base.
Check to see if the dryer is empty before loading it.
The back of the dryer could become very
hot. Never touch it while in use.
Do not use the dryer unless the filter, water
container and condenser are securely in place
(see Maintenance).
Do not overload the dryer (see Laundry for
maximum loads).
Do not load items that are dripping wet.
Carefully check all instructions on clothing labels
(see Laundry).
Do not tumble dry large, very bulky items.
Do not tumble dry acrylic fibres at high temperatures.
Complete each programme with its Cool Tumble Phase.
Do not turn off the dryer when there are still warm
items inside.
Clean the filter after each use (see Maintenance).
Empty the water container after each use (see
Maintenance).
Clean the condenser unit at regular intervals
(see Maintenance).
Do not allow lint to collect around the dryer.
Never climb on top of the dryer. It could result in damage.
Always follow electrical standards and requirements
(see Installation).
Always buy original spare parts and accessories
(see Service).
To minimise the risk of fire in your tumble dryer, the
following should be observed:
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Tumble dry items only if they have been washed with
detergent and water, rinsed and been through the spin
cycle. It is a fire hazard to dry items that HAVE NOT
been washed with water.
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Do not dry garments that have been treated with
chemical products.
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Do not tumble dry items that have been spotted or
soaked with vegetable or cooking oils, this constitutes a
fire hazard. Oil-affected items can ignite spontaneously,
especially when exposed to heat sources such as a tumble
dryer. The items become warm, causing an oxidisation
reaction with the oil, Oxidisation creates heat. If the heat
cannot escape, items can become hot enough to catch
fire. Piling, stacking or storing oil-effected items can prevent
heat from escaping and so create a fire hazard.
If it is unavoidable that fabrics containing vegetable or
cooking oil or those that have been contaminated with
hair care products be placed in a tumble dryer they should
first be washed with extra detergent - this will reduce, but
not eliminate the hazard. The cool tumble phase should
be used to reduce the temperature of the items. They
should not be removed from the dryer and piled or
stacked while hot.
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Do not tumble dry items that have previously been
cleaned in or washed in, soaked in or soiled with
petrol/gasoline, dry cleaning solvents or other flammable
or explosive substances. Highly flammable substances
commonly used in domestic environments including
cooking oil, acetone, denatured alcohol, kerosene, spot
removers, turpentine, waxes and wax removers. Ensure
these items have been washed in hot water with an extra
amount of detergent before being dried in the tumble dryer.
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Do not tumble dry items containing foam rubber (also
known as latex foam), or similarly textured rubber like
materials. Foam rubber materials can, when heated,
produce fire by spontaneous combustion.
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Fabric softener or similar products should not be used in
a tumble dryer to eliminate the effects of static electricity
unless the practice is specifically recommended by the
manufacturer of the fabric softener product.
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Do not tumble dry undergarments that contain metal
reinforcements eg. bras with metal reinforcing wires.
Damage to the tumble dryer can result if the metal
reinforcements come loose during drying.
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Do not tumble dry rubber, plastic articles such as shower
caps or babies waterproof covers, polythene or paper.
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Do not tumble dry rubber backed articles, clothes fitted
with foam rubber pads, pillows, galoshes and rubber
coated tennis shoes.
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Remove all objects from pockets, especially lighters
(risk of explosion).
Important
Information
! The appliance has been designed and built according
to international safety standards.
These warnings are given for safety reasons and must
be followed carefully.
! WARNING: Never stop the dryer before the end of the
drying cycle unless all items are quickly removed and
spread out so that the heat is dissipated.
Saving energy and respecting the environment
Wring out items to eliminate excess water before
tumble drying (if you use a washing machine first,
select a high spin cycle). Doing this will save time
and energy during drying.
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Always dry full loads - you save energy: single
items or small loads take longer to dry.
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Clean the filter after each use to contain energy
consumption costs (see Maintenance).
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Service
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Maintenance and Care
GB
Switching off the electricity
Cleaning the drum
! Unplug your dryer when not using it, when cleaning
it and during all maintenance operations.
! Do not use abrasives, steel wool or stainless steel
cleaning agents to clean the drum.
Clean the filter after each cycle
The filter is an important part of your dryer:
it accumulates lint and fluff that is formed while drying.
When finished drying, clean the filter by rinsing it
under running water or with your vacuum cleaner.
Should the filter become clogged up, the airflow inside
the dryer will be seriously compromised: drying times
lengthen and you will consume more energy. It may
also damage your dryer.
The filter is found in front of the dryer trim (see diagram).
Removing the filter:
1. Pull the plastic grip of the filter upwards (see diagram).
2. Clean the filter and replace it correctly.
Ensure the filter is fully located flush into the tumble
dryer trim.
! Do not use the dryer without replacing the filter.
Empty the water container after each
cycle
Pull the container out of the dryer and empty it into a
sink or other suitable drain.
Replace the water container securely.
Always check and empty the container before you
start a new drying programme.
Check the drum after each cycle
Turn the drum manually in order to remove small items
(handkerchiefs) that could have been left behind.
Water container
Filter
A coloured film may start to appear on the stainless
steel drum, this may be caused by a combination of
water and, or cleaning agents such as fabric conditioner
from the wash. This coloured film will not affect the
dryer performance.
Cleaning the condenser unit
Periodically (every month) remove the condenser unit
and clean any build up of fluff from between the plates
by rinsing it under the tap with cold water.
This should be done with cold water from the rear of
the condenser.
Removing the condenser:
1. Unplug the dryer and open the door.
2. Pull open the condenser cover (see diagram).
Release the three catches by turning 90˚ counterclockwise then pull on the grip and remove from
the dryer.
3. Clean the surface of the seals and replace, making
sure that the catches have been secured.
Cleaning the dryer
External parts in metal or plastic and rubber parts
can be cleaned with a damp cloth.
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Periodically (every 6 months) vacuum the front air
intake grille and vents at the rear of the dryer, to
remove any build up of fluff, lint or dust. Also to
remove accumulation of fluff from the front of the
condenser and filter areas, clean occasionally with
a vacuum cleaner.
! Do not use solvents or abrasives.
! Your dryer uses special bearing components which
do not need lubrication.
! Have your dryer checked regularly by authorised
technicians to ensure electrical and mechanical safety
(see Service).
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Tap
Rear
Front
Condenser unit
Condenser cover
Air intake
Catches
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Handle
Condenser unit
Troubleshooting
One day your dryer seems not to be working. Before you call your Service Centre (see Service), go through the
following troubleshooting suggestions:
Possible causes / Solution:
The tumble dryer won’t start.
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You have set a delayed time (see Start and Programmes).
Its taking a long time to dry.
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The filter has not been cleaned (see Maintenance).
The water container needs emptying? The empty water light is flashing?
(see Maintenance).
The condenser needs cleaning? (see Maintenance).
The temperature setting is not ideal for the type of fabric you are drying
(see Start and Programmes, and see Laundry).
The correct drying time has not been selected for the load (see Laundry).
The air intake grille is obstructed (see Installation, and see
Maintenance).
The items were too wet (see Laundry).
The dryer was overloaded (see Laundry).
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This is normal, the light flashes when the container is full. If the light is on
but not flashing it is just a reminder to empty the container (see Start and
Programmes).
The OPTION lights and the
START/PAUSE light Flash
amber.
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If the Option lights and the START/PAUSE light flash together with other
lights on, then:
- Turn off and remove the plug. Clean the filter and the condenser
(see Maintenance). Then replace the plug, turn on and start another
programme. If the same combination of lights are on, note down the
lights and contact the Service Centre (see Service).
Programme finishes and
clothes are damper than
expected.
! For safety the dryer has a maximum programme time of 5 hours. If an
automatic programme has not sensed the required final moisture in this time
the dryer will complete the programme and stop. Check the above points
and run the programme again, if the results are still damp, contact the
Service Centre (see Service).
Troubleshooting
Empty water light is on and
the water container is not full.
Maintenance
and Care
The water container was probably not emptied at the start of the
programme. Do not wait for the empty water signal, always check and
empty the container before starting a new drying programme (see
Maintenance).
Warnings and
Suggestions
●
Laundry
Empty water light is flashing
but the dryer has only been
running for a short period.
Start and
Programmes
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Description
Drying cycle will not begin.
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Installation
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The plug is not plugged into the socket, or not making contact.
There has been a power failure.
The fuse has blown. Try to plug another appliance into the socket.
You are using an extension cord? Try to plug the dryer’s power cord
directly into the socket.
The door is not closed securely?
The PROGRAMMES knob has not been set properly (see Start and
Programmes).
The START/PAUSE button has not been pressed (see Start and Programmes).
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Important
Information
Problem:
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Service
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Service
GB
Before calling the Service Centre:
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Use the troubleshooting guide to see if you can
solve the problem yourself (see Troubleshooting).
If not, turn off the dryer and call the Service Centre
closest to you.
What to tell the Service Centre:
name, address and post code.
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telephone number.
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the type of problem.
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the date of purchase.
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the appliance model (Mod.).
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the serial number (S/N).
This information can be found on the data label inside
the door of the machine.
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Spare Parts
This dryer is a complex machine. Repairing it yourself
or having a non-authorised person try to repair it could
cause harm to one or more persons, could damage
the machine and could invalidate the spare parts
warranty.
Call an authorised technician if you experience problems
while using the machine.
Recycling and Disposal Information
Service
As part of our continued commitment to helping
the environment, we reserve the right to use
quality recycled components to keep down customer
costs and minimise material wastage.
●
Disposing of the packaging material: follow local
regulations, so the packaging can be recycled.
●
To minimise risk of injury to children, remove the
door and plug - then cut off mains cable, flush
with the appliance. Dispose of these parts separately
to ensure that the appliance can no longer be
plugged into a mains socket.
Disposal of old electrical appliances
The European Directive 2012/19/EC on Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), requires that old
household electrical appliances must not be disposed
of in the normal unsorted municipal waste stream. Old
appliances must be collected separately in order to
optimise the recovery and recycling of the materials
they contain and reduce the impact on human health
and the environment.
The crossed out “wheeled bin” symbol on the
product reminds you of your obligation, that
when you dispose of the appliance it must be
separately collected.
Consumers should contact their local authority or
retailer for information concerning the correct disposal
of their old appliance.
This appliance conforms to the following EC Directives:
- 2006/95/EC (Low Voltage Equipment)
- 2004/108/EC (Electromagnetic Compatibility)
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Guarantee
12 months Parts and Labour Guarantee
Your appliance has the benefit of our manufacturers’ guarantee, which covers the cost of
breakdown repairs for twelve months from the date of purchase.
This gives you the reassurance that if, within that time, your appliance is proven to be
defective because of either workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion, either
repair or replace the appliance at no cost to you.
The guarantee is subject to the following conditions:
- The appliance has been installed and operated correctly and in accordance with our
operating and maintenance instructions.
- The appliance is only used on the electricity or gas supply printed on the rating plate.
- The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only.
- The appliance has not been altered, serviced, maintained, dismantled or otherwise
interfered with by any person not authorised by us.
- Any repair work must be undertaken by us or our appointed agent.
- Any parts removed during repair work or any appliance that is replaced become our
property.
- The appliance is used in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.
The guarantee does not cover:
- Damage resulting from transportation, improper use, neglect or interference or as a
result of improper installation.
- Replacement of any consumable item or accessory. These include but are not limited to:
plugs, cables, batteries, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and starters, covers and filters.
- Replacement of any removable parts made of glass or plastic.
THE GUARANTEE WILL NOT APPLY IF THE APPLIANCE HAS BEEN USED IN
COMMERCIAL OR NON-DOMESTIC PREMISES.
Non-Domestic Usage Policy:
Indesit Company manufactures appliances for domestic use only. We understand that in
some cases our appliances are used in commercial and/or non-domestic situations. We
still provide a full 12 month manufacturers’ guarantee, provided the appliance has not been:
Accidentally damaged - Damage that occurs suddenly as a result of an unexpected and
non-deliberate external action.
Maliciously damaged - The deliberate and intentional damage to the product.
Subjected to misuse - Incorrect or careless or improper use.
Subjected to overuse - Excessive usage versus that expected of a domestically situated
appliance.
5 Year Parts Guarantee
Hotpoint also offers you a FREE 5 year parts guarantee. This additional guarantee is
conditional on you registering your appliance with us and the parts being fitted by one
of our authorised engineers. There will be a charge for our engineer’s time.
To activate the extra parts warranty on your appliance, simply call our free phone registration line on
0800 519 2102 (Republic of Ireland 1800 844 347)
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Extended Guarantees
We offer a selection of protection plans that enable you to fully cover yourself against the expense
of repair bills for the life of your policy. To find the ideal plan for you please call our advice line on
UK: 08448 226 226
Republic of Ireland: 01 230 0233
Free Helpdesk Service
We have a dedicated team who can provide free advice and assistance with your appliance if you
experience any technical difficulties within the first 90 days of ownership. Simply call our Hotpoint
Service Hotline on 08448 224 224 (Republic of Ireland 0818 313 413) for telephone assistance,
or, where necessary, to arrange for an engineer to call.
After Sales Service
No one is better placed to care for your Hotpoint appliance during the course of its
working life than us - the manufacturer.
Essential Contact Information
Hotpoint Service
We are the largest service team in the country offering you access to 400 skilled
telephone advisors and 1100 fully qualified engineers on call to ensure you receive
fast, reliable, local service.
UK: 08448 224 224
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
Please note: Our advisors will require the following information:
Model number
Serial number
Parts and Accessories
We supply a full range of genuine replacement parts as well as accessory products that
protect and hygienically clean your appliance to keep it looking good and functioning
efficiently throughout its life.
UK: 08448 225 225
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
Appliance Registration
We want to give you additional benefits of Hotpoint ownership.
To activate your FREE 5 year parts guarantee you must register your appliance with us.
Free phone UK: 0800 519 2102
Republic of Ireland: 1800 844 347
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
Indesit Company UK Limited, Morley Way, Peterborough, PE2 9JB
Indesit Company, Unit 49 Airways Industrial Estate, Dublin 17
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