Instruction booklet DISHWASHER EN English, 1 Contents Installation, 2-5 Positioning and levelling Technical data Electrical connection Connecting the water supply Description of the appliance, 6 Overall view Control panel Loading the racks, 7 Lower rack Cutlery basket Upper rack Start-up and use, 8 FDM 554 Starting the dishwasher Loading the detergent Washing options Wash cycles, 9 Wash cycle table Rinse aid and refined salt, 10 Loading the rinse aid Loading the refined salt Care and maintenance, 11 Shutting off the water and electricity supplies Cleaning the dishwasher Preventing unpleasant odours Cleaning the sprayer arms Cleaning the water inlet filter Cleaning the filters Leaving the machine unused for extended periods Precautions and advice, 12-13 General safety Disposal Saving energy and respecting the environment Troubleshooting, 14 After Sales Service, 15 After Sales Service Essential Contact Information Parts and Accessories Appliance Registration Hotpoint Guarantee, 16 Installation EN Keep this instruction manual in a safe place for future reference. If the appliance is sold, given away or moved, please ensure the manual is kept with the machine, so that the new owner may benefit from the advice contained within it. Please read this instruction manual carefully: it contains important information regarding the safe installation, use and maintenance of the appliance. If the appliance must be moved at any time, keep it in an upright position; if absolutely necessary, it may be tilted onto its back. Positioning and levelling Advice regarding the first wash cycle After the appliance has been installed, immediately before running the first wash cycle, completely fill the salt dispenser with water and add only then approximately 1 kg of salt (see chapter entitled Rinse aid and refined salt). The water may overflow: this is normal and is not a cause for concern. Select the water hardness value (see chapter entitled Rinse aid and refined salt). - After the salt has been poured into the machine, the LOW SALT indicator light* switches off. If the salt container is not filled, the water softener and the heating element may be damaged as a result. 1. Remove the appliance from all packaging and check that it has not been damaged during transportation. If it has been damaged, contact the retailer and do not proceed any further with the installation process. Technical data 2. Check the dishwasher by placing it so that its sides or back panel are in contact with the adjacent cabinets or even with the wall. This appliance can also be recessed under a single worktop* (see the Assembly instruction sheet). Dimensions width 60 cm height 85 cm depth 60 cm Capacity 14 standard place-settings Water supply pressure 0,05 ÷ 1MPa (0.5 ÷ 10 bar) 7,25 – 145 psi 3. Position the dishwasher on a level and sturdy floor. If the floor is uneven, the front feet of the appliance may be adjusted until it reaches a horizontal position (the angle of inclination must not exceed 2 degrees). If the appliance is levelled correctly, it will be more stable and much less likely to move or cause vibrations and noise while it is operating. Power supply voltage See appliance data plate Total absorbed See appliance data plate power Fuse This dishwasher conforms to the following European Community Directives: -2006/95/CE dated 16/01/2007 (Low Voltage) and subsequent modifications -89/336/EEC dated 03/05/89 (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and subsequent modifications -97/17/EC (Labelling) -2002/96/ CE Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) 4*. Adjust the height of the rear foot from the front of the appliance* on the central lower part of the dishwasher, turning a hexagonal spanner (red color) with an opening of 8 mm in a clockwise direction to increase the height or in an anticlockwise direction to decrease the height. Anti-condensation strip* After installing the dishwasher, open the door and stick the adhesive transparent strip under the wooden shelf in order to protect it from any condensation that may form. * 2 See appliance data plate Only available in selected models. The dishwasher meets the requirements set out by the regulations in force concerning safety and electrical equipment. Any technical checks should be conducted exclusively by a trained and authorised technician: Repairs carried out by unaithorised persons will invalidate the guarantee, as well as posing a potential hazard to the user. The manufacturer declines all responsibility for damage to persons or property resulting from failure to observe the above precautions, from tampering with even a single component or from the use of non-original spare parts. Electrical Connection Before inserting the plug into the electrical socket, make sure that: the socket is earthed and complies with current regulations; the socket can withstand the maximum load of the appliance, which is indicated on the data plate located on the inside of the door (see Description of the appliance); the power supply voltage falls within the values indicated on the data plate on the inside of the door; the socket is compatible with the plug of the appliance. If this is not the case, ask an authorised technician to replace the plug (see Assistance); do not use extension cables or multiple sockets. Once the appliance has been installed, the power supply cable and the electrical socket should be easily accessible. The cable should not be bent or compressed. If the power supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its Technical Assistance Service in order to prevent all potential hazards. (See Assistance) This appliance must be earthed. Fuses:your appliance comes fitted with a plug and a 13A fuse. If you need to replace the fuse, only those rated at 13A and ASTA approved to BS1362 should be used. If you lose the fuse cover, a replacement may be obtained from your local authorised Service Centre or Electrical company. Correct replacement is identified by colour coding or the marking on base of plug. DO NOT use the plug unless the fuse cover is fitted. EN Changing the Plug Cut off and dispose of the supplied plug if it does not fit your socket. To avoid a shock hazard DO NOT insert the discarded plug into a socket anywhere else. Wires in the mains lead are coloured accordance with the following code: Green/Yellow Earth Blue Neutral Brown Live If you change the plug, the colour of the wires in the mains lead may not correspond with the terminal markings in the plug, which if not coloured, could be: EARTH NEUTRAL LIVE E N L or Changing the Mains Lead A lead can be ordered from Hotpoint Service UK: 08709 066 066 or Republic of Ireland: 1850 302 220 - If you have damaged the existing lead or require a longer one a charge will be made. It is strongly advised that this work is carried out by a qualified electrician. - If the domestic wiring includes a residual currentoperated circuit breaker, ensure that it conforms to the latest regulations. The dishwasher must not be connected to the electricity supply while installation is being carried out. - This appliance should only be connected to a 230/ 240V AC source, via a properly installed earthed socket. - Use the dishwasher solely in a domestic environment. - DO NOT stand or place heavy objects on the door when it is open, this could damage the door or cause the appliance to tip forward. The Company shall not be held responsible for any incidents that occur if these regulations are not observed. 3 EN Connecting the water supplies Connection to the water and electricity supplies should only be performed by a qualified technician. The dishwasher should not stand on top of the water hoses or the electricity supply cable. Ensure that the new hose supplied is connected and the old hose is disposed of safely. Ensure the fill hose is only fitted to the cold water supply. DO NOT overtighten the hose connector, hand tight is sufficient. Ensure the fill hose is not kinked. Connecting the water inlet hose The water inlet (A) and outlet (B) hoses and the electricity supply cable may be positioned towards the right or the left in order to achieve the best possible installation (see figure). Tap connections*: A range of adaptors are available to suit your tap. DO NOT connect the dishwasher to a single outlet instantaneous water heater or an electric heater. Standpipe To a suitable cold water connection point: before attaching the hose, run the water until it is perfectly clear so that any impurities that may be present in the water do not clog the appliance; after performing this operation, screw the inlet hose tightly onto a tap with a ¾ gas threaded connection. To a suitable hot water connection point: your dishwasher may be provided with hot water from the mains supply (if you have a central heating system with radiators) provided that it does not exceed a temperature of 60°C. Screw the hose to the tap as described for connection to a cold water supply. Ensure that the hose is not pushed too far down the standpipe. If the end of your drain hose is fitted with retaining flaps*, ensure they are inserted fully into the standpipe. This will prevent the pipe from jumping out during installation and use. DO NOT position the standpipe near an electrical outlet. ENSURE that the drain hose is not kinked and it is routed as shown in the diagram. The standpipe should have a bore of at least 38mm (11/2). It should be installed as shown, have a trap fitted and must discharge into the same drain system as your household sink. It MUST NOT be connected to a surface water drain. If the inlet hose is not long enough, contact a specialist store or an authorised technician (see Assistance). The water pressure must be within the values indicated in the Technical data table (see Installation). The hose should not be bent or compressed. The appliance must be connected to the water supply network using new hoses. Do not use old hoses. * 4 Only available in selected models. Sink Waste System Anti-flooding protection* For under sink drainage: To ensure floods do not occur, the dishwasher: - is provided with a special system which blocks the water supply in the event of anomalies or leaks from inside the appliance. before connecting the drain hose, remove any internal restrictions; this will prevent a build up of debris which could cause a blockage remove any restrictions from the waste spigot and ensure that the sealing bung is removed the hose should be routed, such that it is raised to a minimum height of 800mm (31/2). EN Some models are also equipped with the supplementary safety device New Acqua Stop*, which guarantees anti-flooding protection even in the event of a supply hose rupture. WARNING: HAZARDOUS VOLTAGE! Under no circumstance should the water inlet hose be cut as it contains live electrical parts. The Company shall not be held responsible for any incidents that occur if these regulations are not observed. Ensure the sink outlet pipe has a minimum diamtere of 32mm. Untie the end of the GREY drainage hose from the rear of the appliance. Reposition the Hooked End Support as required along the GREY drainage hose. If fitting an under sink waste disposal unit, cut out the membrane, bung or blanking plug. Ensure the drain hose is securely attached, to prevent it coming away while the machine is in use and causing a flood. * Only available in selected models. 5 Description of the appliance EN Overall view 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Upper rack Upper sprayer arm Tip-up compartments Rack height adjuster Lower rack Lower sprayer arm Cutlery basket Washing filter Salt dispenser Detergent and rinse aid dispensers Data plate Control panel*** Control panel ON/OFF indicator light Low salt indicator light * WASH CYCLE SELECT knob Washing indicator light Drying indicator light ON/OFF/RESET button Low rinse aid indicator light * Start/Pause button and indicator light ***Only in completely built-in models. * Only available in selected models. The number and type of wash cycles and options may vary depending on the dishwasher model. 6 End indicator light Loading the racks Before loading the racks, remove all food residues from the crockery and empty liquids from glasses and cups. After loading the appliance, check that the sprayer arms can rotate freely. Tip-up compartments with adjustable tilt Tilt A Lower rack The lower rack can hold pans, lids, plates, salad bowls, cutlery, etc. as seen in the Loading examples. Plates and large covers should be placed at the sides of the rack, ensuring that they do not block the rotation of the upper sprayer arm. Some dishwasher models are fitted with tip-up sections*, which can be used in a vertical position when arranging plates or in a horizontal position when arranging pans and salad bowls. EN - The tilt feature can be used to increase the space in the upper rack, to position wine glasses with different stem lengths safely and to improve drying performance. Tilt B Tilt C - Lift the tip-up compartment, slide it gently and position it in the desired tilt angle. Adjusting the height of the upper rack In order to make it easier to arrange the crockery, the upper rack may be moved to a higher or lower level. The height of the upper rack should ideally be adjusted WHEN THE RACK IS EMPTY. Cutlery basket The type of cutlery basket may vary according to the dishwasher model: it may be modular, non-modular or a sliding version. The non-modular basket must only be positioned at the front of the lower rack. The modular basket may be separated into two parts, a solution which is recommended when performing a half load wash (only in models offering this option), is available in a sliding version (positioned at any point on the lower rack by sliding it between the fixed or tip-up inserts. - Both versions are fitted with a collapsible sliding system which means the cutlery can be arranged in the best possible way. Never lift or lower the rack on one side only. Open the left and right guide rail stops and pull out the rack; position it higher or lower as required, slide it along the guide rails until the front wheels are in place and close the stops (see figure). If the rack is fitted with DualSpace handles* (see figure), pull out the upper rack until it reaches its stop point, grip the handles at the sides of the rack and move it upwards or downwards, then slowly let it fall back into place. Loading examples for the upper/lower rack Knives and other utensils with sharp edges must be placed in the cutlery basket with the points facing downwards, or they must be positioned horizontally in the tip-up compartments on the upper rack. Cutlery basket positioning examples Items which should not be washed in the dishwasher Upper rack Load this rack with delicate and lightweight crockery: glasses, tea and coffee cups, saucers, small salad bowls, saucepans and small saucepans which are not too soiled, using the Loading examples as a guide. Mugs and cups, long sharp knives and serving utensils: place these on the tip-up compartments**. Wooden items, objects with wooden or horn handles or glued-on parts. Items made from aluminium, copper, brass, pewter or tin. Items made from plastic material which is not heatresistant. Antique or hand-painted porcelain. Antique silver. Silver which is not antique may, however, be washed in the dishwasher using a delicate wash cycle, provided that it does not come into contact with other metals. We recommend the use of crockery which is dishwasher safe. * Only available in selected models. ** The number and position may vary. 7 Start-up and use EN Starting the dishwasher 1. Turn the water tap on. 2. Press the ON/OFF button: all the indicator lights on the control panel will light up for a few seconds. 3. Open the door and pour in a suitable amount of detergent (see below). 4. Load the racks (see Loading the racks) and shut the door. 5. Select the wash cycle by turning the WASH CYCLE SELECT knob in a clockwise direction: align the notch on the knob with the number or symbol representing the desired wash cycle. The START/PAUSE indicator light will flash. 6. Select the wash options* (see adjacent information). 7. Start the cycle by pressing the START button; the indicator switch on and remain lit in a fixed manner. The indicator light corresponding to the washing phase will switch on, signalling that the wash cycle has begun. 8. At the end of the wash cycle the END indicator light will switch on (fixed light). Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button, shut off the water valve and unplug the appliance from the electricity socket. 9. Wait for a few minutes before removing the crockery, in order to avoid burns. Unload the racks, beginning with the lower level. Modifying a wash cycle in progress If a mistake was made during the wash cycle selection process it is possible to change the cycle, provided that it has only just begun: once the wash cycle has started, switch off the machine by pressing and holding the ON/ OFF/Reset button. Switch it back on using the same button and select the desired wash cycle and options. Adding extra crockery Press the Start/Pause button (the corresponding indicator light will flash). Open the door, taking care to avoid the escaping steam, and place the crockery inside the appliance. Close the door and press the Start/Pause button (fixed light): the cycle starts from the point at which it was interrupted. Measuring out the detergent A good wash result also depends on the correct amount of detergent being used; exceeding the stated amount does not result in a more effective wash and increases environmental pollution. Only use detergent which has been specifically designed for dishwashers. DO NOT USE washing up liquid. Using excessive detergent may result in foam residue remaining in the machine after the cycle has ended. The use of tablets is only recommended for models which offer the MULTI-FUNCTIONAL TABLETS option. To achieve the best results from each washing and drying cycle, powder detergent, rinse aid liquid and salt should be used. Compartment A: Washing detergent Compartment B: Pre-wash detergent 1. Open cover C by pressing button D. 2. Pour in the detergent after consulting the Table of wash cycles: For powder detergent use compartments A and B. For detergent in tablet form: when the cycle requires 1 tablet, place it in compartment A and close the cover; when it requires 2, place the second tablet at the bottom of the appliance. 3. Remove detergent residues from the edges of the compartment and close the cover until it clicks. If the Start/Pause button is pressed so as to pause the machine, the wash cycle or the Delayed Start* function (if selected) is interrupted. At this stage it is not possible to change the wash cycle. Accidental interruptions If the door is opened during the wash cycle, or if there is a power cut, the cycle stops. It starts again from the point at which it was interrupted once the door has been shut or once the electricity supply is restored. * Only available in selected models. 8 Wash cycles If the crockery is only lightly soiled or if it has been rinsed with water before being placed in the dishwasher, reduce the amount of detergent used accordingly. EN The number and type of wash cycles and options may vary depending on the dishwasher model. Wash cycle selection instructions Heavily soiled dishes and pans (not to be used for delicate items). Wash cycle duration (tolerance ±10%) Hrs. Min. Tablets 35 g (A) 35 ml (A) 1 (A) Yes 2:15’ 29 g (A) 6 g (B) 29 ml (A) 6 ml (B) 1 (A) Yes 1:45’ No No No No 0:08’ 29 g (A) 6 g (B) 29 ml (A) 6 ml (B) 1 (A) Yes 2:35’ 25 g (A) 25 ml (A) 1 (A) No 0:35’ Intensive Normal Pre-wash for dishes while awaiting completion of the load with the dishes from the next meal. Prewash Economic and fast wash to be used for lightly soiled dishes. (Run cycle immediately after use) (2 plates + 2 glasses + 4 pieces of cutlery + 1 saucepan + 1 small frying pan). Liquid Wash cycle Normally soiled pans and dishes. Standard daily wash cycle. Environmentally-friendly wash cycle with low energy consumption levels, suitable for pans and dishes. Powder Wash cycles which include drying Detergent (A) = compartment A (B) = compartment B Eco* Fast wash Notes: To make it easier to measure out the detergent, it is worth remembering that: 1 tablespoon = 15 gr. of powder = approximately 15 ml of liquid - 1 teaspoon = 5 gr. of powder = approximately 5 ml of liquid * The Eco wash cycle adheres to the regulation EN-50242. Although it has a longer duration than other wash cycles it uses less energy and is les harmful to the environment. Note for Test Laboratories: for information relating to comparative EN testing conditions, please send an email to the following address: ASSISTENZA_EN_LVS@indesitcompany.com 9 Rinse aid and refined salt EN Only use products which have been specifically designed for dishwashers. Do not use table salt or industrial salt, or washing up liquid. Follow the instructions given on the packaging. If using a multi-functional product it is not necessary to add rinse aid; however, we recommend that you add salt, especially if you live in an area where the water is hard or very hard. Follow the instructions given on the packaging. If you do not add salt or rinse aid, the LOW SALT* and LOW RINSE AID* indicator lights remain lit. Measuring out the rinse aid Rinse aid makes it easier for the crockery to dry, as water runs off surfaces more readily and therefore does not leave streaks or marks. The rinse aid dispenser should be filled: When the LOW RINSE AID* indicator light on the control panel is illuminated; 1. Open the dispenser by turning the lid (G) in an H anticlockwise direction. 2. Pour in the rinse aid, making sure it does not overflow from the dispenser. If this happens, F clean the spill immediately with a dry cloth. G 3. Screw the lid back on. NEVER pour the rinse aid directly into the appliance tub. Adjusting the amount of rinse aid If you are not completely satisfied with the drying results, you may adjust the quantity of rinse aid used. Use a screwdriver to turn the dosage adjuster (F) to one of the 6 pre-set positions (the default position is set to 4): If there are streaks on the crockery, set the adjustment device to a lower number (1-3). If drops of water remain on the crockery or if there are limescale marks present after the cycle has finished, set the adjuster to a higher number (4-6). Setting the water hardness Every dishwasher is equipped with a water softener which, by using refined salt designed especially for this type of appliance, supplies water without limescale which is then used to wash the crockery. This dishwasher offers a setting which helps to reduce pollution and optimises washing performance in accordance with the water hardness level in your area. This information can be obtained from the organisation which supplies your household with water. - Press the ON/OFF button; the wash cycle phase indicator lights will flash. It is now possible to select the water hardness level. There is a water hardness level for every wash cycle: E.g.: wash cycle 1, water hardness level 1 wash cycle 2, water hardness level 2, etc. etc., up to a maximum of 5 levels. (The default water softener setting is level 3). - To exit the function, wait approximately 30 seconds or switch off the machine using the ON/OFF button. Even if using multi-functional tablets, the salt dispenser should still be filled. Water Hardness Table °dH 0 6 6 11 12 17 17 34 34 50 °fH 0 11 21 31 61 10 20 30 60 90 mmol/l 0 1 1.1 2 2.1 3 3.1 6 6.1 9 level 1 2 3 4 5* For values between 0°f and 10°f, we do not recommend the use of salt. * this setting may cause a slight increase in the duration of the cycle. (°dH = hardness measured in German degrees - °f = hardness measured in French degrees - mmol/l = millimoles per litre) Measuring out the refined salt In order to achieve the best possible results using a wash cycle, make sure that the dispenser is never empty. Refined salt removes limescale from the water, thus avoiding the formation of deposits on crockery. The salt dispenser is located in the lower part of the dishwasher (see Description) and should be filled: When the green float* cannot be seen by simply looking at the cap of the salt dispenser. When the LOW SALT* indicator light on the control panel is illuminated; 1. Remove the lower rack and unscrew the container cap (anticlockwise). 2. The first time you do this: fill the water tank right up to its edge. 3. Position the funnel* (see figure) and fill the salt container right up to its edge (this should hold approximately 1 kg); it is not unusual for a little water to leak out. 4. Remove the funnel* and wipe any salt residue away from the opening; rinse the cap under running water and then screw it on, the head facing downwards so as to let the water flow out of the four cracks which are arranged in a star shape on the lower part of the cap. (the container cap with the green float*) It is advisable to perform this procedure every time you add salt to the container. Make sure the cap is screwed on tightly, so that no detergent can get into the container during the wash cycle (this could damage the water softener beyond repair). - Switch the machine off using the ON/OFF button and open the door. - Set the SELECT WASH CYCLE knob first to wash cycle 5, then to wash cycle 1, then to wash cycle 5 again. When necessary, measure out the salt before a wash cycle so that any saline solution which has leaked out of the salt dispenser is removed. 10 * Only available in selected models. Care and maintenance Shutting off the water and electricity supplies Turn off the water tap after every wash cycle to avoid leaks. Always unplug the appliance when cleaning it and when performing maintenance work. Cleaning the dishwasher The external surfaces of the machine and the control panel may be cleaned using a non-abrasive cloth which has been dampened with water. Do not use solvents or abrasive products. Any marks on the inside of the appliance may be removed using a cloth dampened with water and a little vinegar. Preventing unpleasant odours Always keep the door of the appliance ajar in order to avoid moisture from forming and being trapped inside the machine. Clean the seals around the door and detergent dispensers regularly using a damp sponge. This will avoid food becoming trapped in the seals, which is the main cause behind the formation of unpleasant odours. Cleaning the sprayer arms Clean the water inlet filter at the tap outlet regularly. - Turn off the water tap. - Unscrew the end of the water inlet hose, remove the filter and clean it carefully under running water. - Replace the filter and screw the water hose back into position. Cleaning the filters The filter assembly consists of three filters which remove food residues from the washing water and then recirculate the water. They should be cleaned if you wish to achieve the best results in every wash. Clean the filters regularly. The dishwasher should not be used without filters, or if the filter is loose. After several washes, check the filter assembly and if necessary clean it thoroughly under running water, using a non-metallic brush and following the instructions below: 1. Turn the cylindrical filter C in an anti-clockwise direction and pull it out (fig. 1). 2. Remove the cup filter B by exerting a slight pressure on the side flaps (fig. 2). 3. Slide out the stainless steel plate filter A (fig. 3). 4. Inspect the trap and remove any food residue. NEVER REMOVE the wash cycle pump (black detail) (fig. 4). Food residue may become encrusted onto the sprayer arms and block the holes used to spray the water. It is therefore recommended that the arms are checked from time to time and cleaned with a small non-metallic brush. The two sprayer arms may both be removed. 1 To remove the upper sprayer arm, rotate the locking ring in an anti-clockwise direction. The upper sprayer arm should be replaced with the holes facing upwards. The lower sprayer arm can be removed by pressing on the side tabs and pulling it upwards. Cleaning the water inlet filter* If the water hoses are new or have not been used for an extended period of time, let the water run to make sure it is clear and free of impurities before performing the necessary connections. If this precaution is not taken, the water inlet could become blocked and damage the dishwasher. B C 2 C A 4 3 After cleaning the filters, replace the filter assembly and fix it in position correctly; this is essential for maintaining the efficient operation of the dishwasher. Leaving the machine unused for extended periods Disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply and shut off the water tap. Leave the door of the appliance ajar. When you return, run a wash cycle when the dishwasher is empty. * Only available in selected models. 11 EN Precautions and advice EN The appliance was designed and manufactured in compliance with current international safety standards. The following information has been provided for safety reasons and should therefore be read carefully. General safety The appliance was designed for domestic use inside the home and is not intended for commercial or industrial use. The appliance must be used by adults only, to wash domestic crockery according to the instructions in this manual. The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even in covered areas. It is extremely dangerous to leave the machine exposed to rain and storms. Do not touch the appliance when barefoot. When unplugging the appliance always pull the plug from the mains socket, do not pull on the cable. The water supply tap must be shut off and the plug should be removed from the electrical socket before cleaning the appliance or carrying out any maintenance work. If the appliance breaks down, do not under any circumstances touch the internal parts in an attempt to carry out the repair work yourself. Never touch the heating element. Do not lean or sit on the open door of the appliance: this may cause the appliance to overturn. The door should not be left open as it may create a dangerous obstacle. The packaging material should not be used as a toy: it can become a choking or suffocation hazard. If your family includes children: DO NOT allow children to play with the appliance or tamper with its controls. Keep detergents and rinse aids away from children. Keep children away from the open door of a dishwasher, there could still be some detergent left inside. Disposal of old electrical appliances The European Directive 2002/96/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. Saving energy and respecting the environment Saving water and energy Only start a wash cycle when the dishwasher is full. While waiting for the dishwasher to be filled, prevent unpleasant odours with the Soak cycle (see Wash Cycles). Select a wash cycle that is suited to the type of crockery and to the soil level of the crockery using the Wash cycle table: - for dishes with a normal soil level, use the Eco wash cycle, which guarantees low energy and water consumption levels. - if the load is smaller than usual activate the Half load* option (see Start-up and use). If your electricity supply contract gives details of electricity saving time bands, run wash cycles during the periods when a lower tariff is applied. The Delayed start* button (see Start-up and use) helps you organise the wash cycles accordingly. * Only available in selected models. 12 Phosphate-free and chlorine-free detergents containing enzymes EN We strongly recommend that you use detergents that do not contain phosphates or chlorine, as these products are harmful to the environment. Enzymes provide a particularly effective action at temperatures around 50°C, and as a result detergents containing enzymes can be used in conjunction with low-temperature wash cycles in order to achieve the same results as a normal 65°C wash cycle. To avoid wasting detergent, use the product in appropriate quantities based on the manufacturers recommendations, the hardness of the water and the soil level and quantity of the crockery. Even if they are biodegradable, detergents contain substances that may alter the balance of nature. Recycling & Disposal Information As part of Hotpoint's continued commitment to helping the environment, Hotpoint reserves the right to use quality recycled components to keep down customer costs and minimise material wastage. Please dispose of packaging and old appliances carefully. To minimise risk of injury to children, remove the door, plug and cut mains cable off flush with the appliance. Dispose of these parts separately to ensure that the appliance can no longer be plugged into a mains socket and the door cannot be locked shut. * Only available in selected models. 13 Troubleshooting EN Whenever the appliance fails to work, check for a solution from the following list before calling for Assistance (see Assistance). Problem: Possible causes / Solutions: The dishwasher does not start. • • • The plug has not been inserted into the electrical socket properly, or there is no power in the house. The dis hw asher door has not been shut properly. A delayed start has been program m ed (s ee Start-up and use). No water drains out from the dishwasher. • • • • The The The The The dishwasher makes excessive noise. • The dis hes are rattling against eac h other or against the s prayer arms. An e xc essive am ou nt of fo am h as b e en pro d uce d: th e deterg e nt h as not been m eas ured out correctly or it is not suitable for use in dishw ashers (see Start-up and use). • The dishes and glasses are covered in a white film or limescale deposits. • • • • The level of the refined salt is low or the dos age setting is not suited to the hardness of the water (see Rins e aid and salt). The lid on the salt dispens er is not clos ed properly. The rins e aid has been used up or the dosage is too low. The crockery is m ade from non-stick m aterial. The dishes and glasses are • streaked or have a bluish tinge. The rins e aid dosage is too high. The crockery has not been dried properly. A was h cycle without a drying program m e has been selected. The rins e aid has been used up or the dosage is too low (see Rinse aid and salt). The rins e aid dis penser setting is not high enough. • • • The dishes are not clean. • • • • • • • • The dishwasher does not take any water in/Tap shut-off alarm The racks are overloaded (see Loading the racks). The crockery has not been arranged w ell. The sprayer arm s cannot m ove freely. The w ash cycle is too gentle (see W ash cycles). An e xc essive am ou nt of fo am h as b e en pro d uce d: th e deterg e nt h as not been m eas ured out correctly or it is not suitable for use in dishw ashers (see Start-up and use). The lid on the rinse aid com partm ent has not been s hut correctly. The filter is dirty or blocked (see Care and maintenance). The refined salt level is low (see Rinse aid and salt). • • • • There is no w ater in the m ains supply. The w ater inlet hose is bent (see Installation). Turn on the tap and the appliance will start after a few m inutes. The appliance is locked bec aus e no action was tak en when the indic ator lights w ere flashing. Switch off the m achine using the O N/O FF button, turn on the tap and switch the m achine back on after 20 sec onds by pressing the s am e button. R e-program m e the m achine and restart the w ash cycle. Water loading solenoid valve malfunction alarm (the Drying indicator light flash). • Switch off the appliance by pressing the O N/O F F button and switch it back on after a m inute. If the alarm c ontinues, shut off the w ater tap to elim inate the risk of flooding, rem ove the plug from the electrical socket and contact Assistance. Water inlet hose alarm/Water inlet filter blocked. (the Washing, Drying and End indicator lights flashes). • Switc h off th e a p plia nc e by pres s in g t he O N /O F F bu tton. S h ut off the water tap to elim inate the risk of flooding and rem ove the plug from the electrical socket. M ake sure the w ater inlet filter has not bec om e blocked by various im purities. (see “C are and m aintenance” chapter). (the Drying and End indicator lights flashes). 14 dis hw asher cycle has not yet finished. w ater inlet hose is bent (see Installation). drain duct is blocked. filter is clogged up with food residues. After Sales Service After Sales Service Appliance Registration No one is better placed to care for your Hotpoint appliance during the course of its working life than us - the manufacturer. 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. Essential Contact Information Hotpoint Service We are the largest service team in Europe offering you access to 400 skilled telephone advisors and 1100 fully qualified engineers on call to ensure you receive fast, reliable, local service. UK: 08709 066 066 Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413 www.hotpointservice.co.uk EN UK: 0870 6092094 Republic of Ireland: 01 230 0800 www.hotpointservice.co.uk Indesit Company UK Ltd. Morley Way, Peterborough, PE2 9JB Indesit Company Unit 49 Airways Industrial Estate,Dublin 17 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: 08709 077 077 Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413 www.hotpointservice.co.uk 15 Guarantee EN 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. Guarantee terms and conditions This 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 used only 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. 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. THIS GUARANTEE WILL NOT APPLY IF THE APPLIANCE HAS BEEN USED IN COMMERCIAL OR NON-DOMESTIC PREMISES. 16 195073934.00 10/2008- Xerox Business Services 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 registration line on 0870 6092094 (ROI 01 230 0800). Extended Guarantees We offer a selection of repair 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 08709 088 088 (ROI 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 08709 066 066 (ROI 0818 313 413) for telephone assistance, or, where necessary, to arrange for an engineer to call. If we cannot resolve the technical problem we will replace your machine or, if you prefer, give you your money back.