Condensing Tumble Dryer Instruction Book

Condensing
Tumble Dryer
Instruction Book
You must read these instructions prior to using the
appliance and retain them for future reference.
Contents
Safety Advice
Electrical Requirements
Features - get to know the main parts of your Dryer
Where to put your Dryer
How to use your Dryer
The Controls
Sorting your laundry
Wash Care Labels
Items requiring special attention
Emptying the Water Container
Easy Iron Programme
Guide to Drying Times
Caring for your Dryer
If something goes wrong
Key Contacts
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Back Cover
Retention of this Instruction Book
This Instruction Book must be kept handy for reference as it contains important details on
the safe and proper use of the appliance.
If you sell or pass the appliance to someone else, or move house and leave it behind, make
sure this Book is also provided so the new owner can become familiar with the appliance
and safety warnings.
If the Book is lost or damaged a copy may be obtained from:
GDA Ltd., Morley Way, Peterborough, PE2 9JB
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For your safety
IMPORTANT
Using your Tumble Dryer is easy.
Nevertheless, for your own safety and to get the best results it is important to know your
Dryer by reading right through this handbook before using your dryer for the first time.
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
● Allow children to play with or otherwise interfere with the dryer.
● Allow the air inlet at the front of the dryer or the air outlet at the back
to be obstructed.
● Switch the machine off leaving a hot load in the drum.
● Tumble dry without the Filter, Water Container or Condenser in
position.
● Exceed the maximum load capacity recommended or place
dripping wet items in the drum.
● Allow lint to collect around the dryer.
● Add liquid fabric conditioner to the dryer, use liquid conditioner in the
final rinse of your wash.
● Use the dryer for commercial drying, the dryer is only suitable for
domestic use.
● Dry Acrylics or synthetics on the high heat setting.
● Tumble dry articles that have NOT been well washed in water and
detergent then well rinsed and spun.
● Tumble dry articles that have had chemicals used for cleaning.
● Dry articles that are contaminated with flammable substances such
as: petrol, oil, paint, hair lacquer, creams, cooking fat or oil.
● Tumble dry: rubber, foam rubber, plastic, plastic foam, nappy pants
or liners, polythene or paper.
Large, very bulky items including duvets and sleeping bags.
● Attempt to stand on top of your dryer, it is not designed for
such use and you could injure yourself or damage the dryer by such
abuse.
● Switch electricity On or Off with wet hands.
IMPORTANT
A CHILD COULD CLIMB INTO OR TAMPER WITH AN UNATTENDED
TUMBLE DRYER.
WHEN THE MACHINE IS NOT IN USE SWITCH OFF, REMOVE THE PLUG
AND CLOSE THE DOOR.
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For your safety
ALWAYS ●
Empty the Water Container after EACH drying cycle.
ALWAYS ●
Finish every programme with the cool tumble cycle provided on
the control.
ALWAYS ●
Clean the filter, it is essential that the filter is kept clear of fluff
after EACH drying cycle.
ALWAYS ●
Ensure Condenser is free of fluff, regular cleaning is recommended.
ALWAYS ●
When the dryer is not in use, switch off, remove plug and close the
door.
ALWAYS ●
Comply with the specified electrical requirements.
ALWAYS ●
Ensure that your dryer is installed correctly and has adequate
ventilation. (see, "Where to put your dryer.")
ALWAYS ●
Observe the rules for drying garments:
In particular woollen articles should not be dried in a
tumble dryer unless they are labelled ‘Superwash’,
‘Machine washable’ or have the ‘May be tumble dried’
symbol:
If in any doubt do not dry wool in the machine.
Unlike other materials, the mechanism of wool
shrinkage is irreversible, i.e. it will not stretch back to
the original size and shape.
ALWAYS ●
Buy genuine accessories and spares.
CAUTION:
When the dryer is in use avoid touching the
rear of the dryer as it may be hot!
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Electrical Requirements
WARNING: This appliance must be earthed!
Supply
REFER TO THE RATING PLATE FOR VOLTAGE AND CURRENT
REQUIREMENTS. (see diagram for location.)
The flexible mains lead is supplied fitted with a BS1363 plug and
with a 13 amp BS1362 fuse.
The plug should be connected to the mains supply via a suitable
switched socket which is accessible after installing your dryer.
Changing
the fuse
If it is necessary to fit a replacement fuse, it must be a 13 amp
ASTA approved to BS1362 type.
Moulded plug
WARNING: The plug must not be used without a fuse cover.
If a replacement fuse holder/cover is required, it must be of the
same colour coding or wording as shown on the base of the plug.
Replacements are available from your Spares stockist.
Changing
the plug
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the
following:
GREEN/YELLOW - EARTH
BLUE
- NEUTRAL
BROWN
- LIVE
Rewirable plug
If a replacement plug is to be fitted, the appropriate wire must be
connected to the correct terminal,as follows:
GREEN &
YELLOW TO
EARTH
BLUE TO
NEUTRAL CORD
CLAMP
Connect:
Green/Yellow to terminal marked Earth or Green or
Blue to terminal marked Neutral or N or Black
13 AMP Brown to terminal marked Live or L or Red.
FUSE
If the plug being replaced is a non-rewirable type then the cut-off
BROWN plug must be disposed of safely. DO NOT leave where it can be
TO LIVE
inserted into a socket and create a shock hazard.
Changing the
mains cable
Should the mains lead ever require replacing at any time please
contact your nearest Service Centre. A charge will be made for the
replacement of the mains lead or if you require a longer lead.
The mains lead must only be replaced by a specially prepared
cable obtainable from your Spares Stockist and fitted by a
qualified electrician.
NOTE: IF IN DOUBT ABOUT ANY OF THE ABOVE CONSULT A
QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.
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Features - Get to know the main parts of your dryer
see "The Controls"
Push here to
open door
NOTE: If your
dryer is new wipe
out the inside of
the drum before
you first use it
to remove any
dust which may
have accumulated
during transit.
Air intake
grille
Plinth Moulding
(Not fitted to all models)
Serial & Model
numbers
Fluff filter
CLEAN AFTER
EACH LOAD
Rating Plate
Door
catch
Door latch
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Condenser
(Keep clear of fluff)
Clean periodically
Water Container
(Empty after Each Load)
Where to put your dryer
Your Tumble Dryer should NOT be located adjacent to a gas hob,
cooker, heater or eye level grill as flames from the burners could
cause damage to your machine.. When the dryer is fitted under a
work surface, allow space for air to exit the rear grille, a 15mm gap
each side of the dryer is recommended. This airflow is essential to
condense the water produced drying the washing, the dryer will not
operate efficiently in an enclosed space or cupboard.
If using your dryer in a small or cold room some condensation could
be experienced.
If you are using this dryer adjacent or stacked on top of a washing
machine SEPARATE mains plugs and sockets must be used for each
appliance. DO NOT use 2-way adaptors or extension leads.
Stack it on your
Both your tumble dryer and front loading washing machine are simiWashing Machine lar in design allowing the tumble dryer to be permanently stacked on
top saving you valuable floor space. A special stacking kit complete
with instructions is available from your retailer or nearest Spares
Centre.
IMPORTANT
Only use genuine stacking kits. When ordering you must state
the model numbers of both your Washing Machine and your
Tumble Dryer. Unsuitable kits may result in a potential hazard
and will invalidate your warranty rights.
HINGE
DOOR
CATCH
DOOR
LATCH
HINGE
Door Reversal
Instructions
The door of your Dryer is reversible and can easily be changed .
Exchange diagonally hinge brackets and blanking plugs. Exchange
door latch and catch with their opposite blanking plates. See diagram
above.
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How to use your dryer
1. Plug in, switch
on electricity.
WARNING: WHEN
SWITCHING ON
OR OFF, PLEASE
ENSURE THAT
YOUR HANDS
ARE DRY
2. Sort your laundry
(see section “Sorting
Your Laundry”)
4. Always check
the following:
3. Open the door
by pressing and
releasing the front
panel in the position
shown.
FLUFF FILTER
is clean and in place
WATER CONTAINER
is empty and in place
CONDENSER
is clean and in place
5. Load the dryer
placing the clothes
carefully in the drum
pushing them well
towards the back
and away from the
door seal. Close the
door.
8. Press the
START switch to
commence the
drying programme.
The ‘Cool Tumble’
phase
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6. Select the relevant heat setting
(see section “The
Controls”)
9. When finished
open the door and
take out the laundry.
Clean and replace
the fluff filter, and
empty the water
container.
10. Switch off electricity and remove
plug from socket.
7. Select the
required programme
or drying time.
(see section “The
Controls”)
WARNING: WHEN
SWITCHING ON
OR OFF, PLEASE
ENSURE THAT
YOUR HANDS
ARE DRY
About 10 minutes before the programme is completed, the heating
elements will be switched off and the programme enters the final
‘Cool Tumble’ phase. During this phase the fabric is cooled. You
should always allow the dryer to complete this phase.
By opening the door you can check the dryness of the load as often
as you wish and if you want to remove some items before they are
fully dry. (This is particularly useful for a mixed load where you want
to iron some items, but others are to be fully dried.) You will need
to press the start button after closing the door to re-start the
programme. See section ‘The Controls’.
The Controls - All Models
Selecting the
required Heat
Switch Setting
To select high heat (Cottons), the heat selection switch must be In.
To select Low heat (Acrylics and Synthetics), the heat selection switch
must be Out. See section “Guide to Drying Times”.
Starting the Dryer Press and release the START Drying button to commence a drying
programme (or delayed start programme on Excel models). The door
must have been securely closed first.
After releasing the start button, it will return to its original position.
NOTE: If the door is opened during a programme, the dryer
will automatically stop.
To continue the programme after closing the door, the
START button must be pressed again.
Empty Water Light This light will glow when the water container is full.
You should not wait for this light to glow before emptying the
container, but empty it after each load (See section “Emptying the
Water Container”).
NOTE: If the light glows during a programme you must stop the dryer
and empty the water container. If this is not done the timer will
advance to the Cool Tumble phase without drying the load.
The light will take approximately 10 seconds to go out after replacing
the empty container.
The ‘Cool Tumble’ About 10 minutes before the programme is completed, the heating
elements will be switched off and the programme enters the final
phase
‘Cool Tumble’ phase. During this period, the fabric is cooled. You
should always allow the dryer to complete this phase.
By opening the door you can check the dryness of the load as often
as you wish, and if you want to remove some items before they are
fully dry. (This is particularly useful for a mixed load, where you want
to iron some items but others are to be fully dried). You will need to
press the start button after closing the door to restart the
programme. See section “The Controls”.
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The Controls - Timed Dry Models
Heat Switch (OUT low heat, IN high heat)
Empty Water Light
Start Switch
Setting the Timer
Turn the Timer clockwise to select the required drying time.
The drying time for both heat settings is controlled by the timer. All you
have to do is turn the Timer Control clockwise until the required time
appears in line with the indicator. If you have selected more time than
you require turn the knob clockwise to select the correct time required.
Never wind the timer control anti-clockwise.
The "Guide to Drying Times" section will tell you how much time you
will need for various loads.
THE START BUTTON MUST BE PRESSED TO START ALL
PROGRAMMES.
NOTE: If the door is opened during a programme, the Dryer
will automatically stop. To continue the programme after
closing the door, the START button must be pressed again.
Easy Iron Cycle
This is a short programme of approximately 10 minutes to condition
previously dried clothes. See section, "Easy Iron Programme".
It consists of a period of heating followed by a short cool tumble
period (As detailed below).
Select HIGH heat for this programme.
It should not be used on damp loads, as it is NOT a drying
programme.
Selecting the
required Heat
Switch setting
To select HIGH heat (Cottons), the Heat Switch must be IN.
To select LOW heat (Acrylics and Synthetics), the Heat Switch must
be OUT.
See section, "Guide to Drying Times".
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The Controls - Smart Dry Models
Heat Switch (OUT low heat, IN high heat)
Empty Water Light
Start Switch
Turn the knob clockwise to select the required programme.
To set the required programme all you have to do is turn the Timer
Control clockwise until the required selection appears in line with the
indicator. Never wind the timer control anti-clockwise.
THE START BUTTON MUST BE PRESSED TO START
ALL PROGRAMMES INCLUDING A DELAYED START
(DRY LATER) PROGRAMME.
Programme
options
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
S - Smart Drying (Dry Now)
Smart Drying with delayed start (Dry Later)
Easy Iron Cycle
Timed drying (20 minutes) for small loads.
Cool Tumble
(i) Smart Drying
The Smart Drying programmes will automatically dry most loads to the
dry condition. This eliminates the need to guess the drying times and
saves energy.
To select Smart Drying turn the selector to position S.
When the load is dry, the selector will automatically advance to the 8
minute cool tumble phase.
Note:
• Small loads (less than 1kg) must be dried using the timed
drying programme
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The Controls Smart Dry Models (continued)
(ii) Delayed Start
(Dry Later) Smart
Drying
When using the time delay, select the number of delay hours you
require before the drying programme is required to start.
Select the delay period by rotating the timer knob in a clockwise
direction, to the number of hours delay you require (maximum 8
hours). The dryer will start its programme when the time selected has
elapsed. If you have selected more delay than you require turn the
knob clockwise to select the correct time required. Never wind the
timer control anti-clockwise.
Note:
• Ensure that the door is closed and the start button has been
pressed after setting the required time delay period.
• If you open the door after pressing the start button, i.e. to add
articles, remember to press the start button again.
• Small loads (less than 1kg) must be dried using the timed
drying programme.
THE START BUTTON MUST BE PRESSED TO START
ALL PROGRAMMES INCLUDING A DELAYED START
(DRY LATER) PROGRAMME.
(iii) Timed Drying
A short programme of around 20 minutes is provided to dry small loads
of less than 1kg.
To select this programme, turn the timer control clockwise until the 20
appears in line with the indicator. Never wind the timer control anticlockwise.
About 5 minutes before the programme is completed, the heating elements are switched off and the programme enters the final ‘Cool
Tumble’ phase.
(iv) Easy Iron
Cycle
This is a short programme of approximately 10 minutes to condition
previously dried clothes. See section ‘Easy Iron Programme’.
It consists of a period of heating followed by a short cool tumble
period (as detailed below).
Select high heat for this programme.
It should not be used on damp loads, as it is NOT a drying
programme.
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Sorting your laundry
1. Always separate laundry into the correct fabric groups before
washing and drying.
2. See that all zips are closed, hooks and eyes are fastened and
belt, strings etc. are tied loosely in bows, you will normally have
done this for each item before the washing stage.
3. It is important to extract as much water as possible from each
item before drying. This saves you time and money.
WARNING: CLOTHES SHOULD NEVER BE LOADED
DRIPPING WET
4. Make sure that the items to be dried are suitable for tumble
drying, or are not of a type requiring ‘special attention’ (see“Wash
Care Labels” section).
Maximum
load size
Your dryer will hold a load of 6kg (13lb) dry weight of natural fabrics.
if you are drying items of man-made fibres (synthetic or acrylics), the
maximum load should not exceed 3kg (6.6lb) dry weight.
This difference is that man-made fibres require more space to tumbledry without creasing.
WARNING: DO NOT OVERLOAD AS THIS COULD RESULT IN
REDUCED DRYING PERFORMANCE AND A POSSIBLE FIRE
HAZARD.
Typical load
To help you estimate how many items it takes to make up a drying
load, the charts below show the approximate weights of some everyday washing items.
Clothes
Blouse
Dress
Jeans
10 Nappies
Shirt
Household Items
Cotton
Other
150g 5oz
100g 31/2oz
Duvet cover
(Double)
Cotton
Other
500g
350g
700g
1000g
300g
Large Tablecloth
700g 1lb 6oz
Small Tablecloth
250g 9oz
Tea Towel
100g 31/2oz
Bath Towel
700g 1lb 8oz
Cotton
Other
T-Shirt
1lb 2oz
12oz
1lb 6oz
2lb 3oz
101/2oz
200g 7oz
125g 41/2oz
Cotton
1500g 3lb 5oz
Other
1000g 2lb 3oz
Hand Towel
350g 12oz
Double Sheet
500g 1lb 2oz
Single Sheet
350g 12oz
If you group small cotton or terry-towelling items with a synthetic
fabric load they could be damp at the end of the drying cycle. If this
happens simply give them an additional short period of drying to
finish them off.
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Wash Care Labels
Most of today’s fabrics can be tumble dried in your Dryer with no
trouble at all, but there are certain fabric finishes which should be
dried away from direct heat.
The majority of garments now have wash-care labels on them, giving
full washing and drying instructions. These should always be
followed carefully especially when you are drying something for the
first time.
Typical symbols are:
May be tumble dried
Do not tumble dry
Or:
Tumble dry at high heat setting
Tumble dry at low heat setting
Items not suitable for tumble drying
•
Those containing foam rubber or rubber-like materials or plastic
film (e.g. pillows, cushions, PVC rainwear), or any other articles
which are inflammable or contain inflammable substances (e.g.
towels contaminated with hair lacquer
•
Fibreglass (e.g. some types of curtains)
•
Items which have been dry cleaned
•
Woollens. Woollen items need as much care in drying as they do
in washing. The movement of the tumble-drying action causes the
woollen fibre to shrink and distort.
•
Garments with the ITCL Code (see ‘Items Requiring Special
Attention’).
Do not tumble dry.
•
Large bulky items e.g. continental quilts, sleeping bags, pillows,
cushions, double blankets and large bedspreads. These expand
when drying and would prevent airflow through the Dryer.
WARNING: THE DRYER IS INTENDED FOR USE ONLY
WHERE WATER SOLUTION IS USED FOR THE CLEANING
PROCESS. MISUSE OF A TUMBLE DRYER MAY CREATE A
FIRE HAZARD.
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Items requiring special attention
Blankets and
Bedspreads
The drying requirements of blankets and bedspreads will, of course,
vary tremendously according to size and weight. Some, however are
simply too big. if you have difficulty getting them into the Dryer, the
machine will have difficulty drying them properly. Blankets (and
Garments) made from Acrylic fibres (e.g. Acilan, Courtelle, Orion and
Dralon) must be dried with special care on Low heat setting.
Overdrying should be avoided to ensure heat creasing does not
occur.
Your dryer will cope with such clothes very well, but you should
Permanently
pleated or creased always read the manufacturer’s drying instructions attached to the
garment before you begin.
garments
Starched articles
Starched articles should be dried together in the same load to avoid
the distribution of starch to non-starched items. You should use a
slightly heavier starch solution than you would when drying the items
on the washing line. Make sure that as much of the solution is
removed from the load as possible before placing it in the Dryer.
Remove the items from the dryer as soon as they reach ironing
dampness. If they are overdried the starch will powder, leaving the
fabric limp - which rather defeats the purpose of the exercise!
Fabric conditioner To make sure all your tumble dried clothes come out really fresh and
soft we recommend you use a liquid fabric conditioner in the final
rinse of your wash. A liquid fabric conditioner restores bounce and
softness and helps eliminate static cling.
WARNING: ON NO ACCOUNT SHOULD LIQUID FABRIC
CONDITIONER BE ADDED TO THE DRYER ITSELF.
may be cleaned using one of the
Home Dry Cleaning Garments with the ITCL Code
Home Dry Cleaning Kits available.
The instructions supplied with the Home Dry Cleaning Kit must be
strictly followed.
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Emptying the Water Container
Water
Container
Water
Container
Plinth
Moulding
(not fitted to
all models)
Sink
Empty the water container after EVERY programme.
Failure to do this will result in the water container
becoming full and the load will not dry.
To Empty Water
Container
Remove plinth (where fitted) by slightly lifting and sliding to the left.
Pull the container out of the dryer and empty it into a sink (or other
suitable drain).
If your dryer is stacked on top of a Washing Machine, the Tumble
Dryer can be plumbed into the drain by attaching a suitable tube to the
stub at the rear of the dryer, after removing the blanking cap. When
plumbed into a drain the water container does not need to be emptied.
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Easy Iron Programme
‘Easy Iron’ provides a short programme consisting of approximately
7.5 minutes of heat with an approximately 2.5 minutes cool tumble
period. It is a short conditioning programme that softens the fibres
allowing them to relax making handling and ironing easier and less
time consuming.
When to use
‘Easy Iron’
However garments are dried, outside on the line, inside on a radiator,
hung around the home or using a tumble dryer, once dry they usually
get left in the same position/place for a long period of time. This tends
to cause garment fibre stiffness which can make the handling of
garments difficult and therefore the ironing time longer. Garments
dried in any of the ways described above and left will benefit from the
‘Easy Iron’ programme.
Important!
● The ‘Easy Iron’ cycle is not a drying programme. It has been
designed to condition/soften garments that have already been
dried and left unattended in this state for a period of time.
● All materials do not behave in exactly the same way when heated.
For instance, our testing has shown that materials such as
Tencel® and Acrylics are not relaxed quite as effectively by
applying the ‘Easy Iron’ cycle as we found on the more traditional
Cottons and Polycottons.
● To obtain the best results from ‘Easy Iron’ it is important that the
weights recommended below are not exceeded and HIGH heat is
selected. (Heat switch IN).
● For best results We recommend garments should be
removed from the dryer immediately after the ‘Easy Iron’
programme to be hung, folded neatly or ironed.
When this is not possible the ‘Easy Iron’ programme should
be repeated.
Recommended weights and materials
Material
Maximum load
Cotton and Cotton mixtures
2.5kg
5.5lb
Synthetics
2kg
4.4lb
Denim
2kg
4.4lb
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Guide to drying times
Please note that the drying times stated below and on appliance
control panel; are a GUIDE only and drying times are affected by:The amount of
water remaining
in the clothes
after spinning
Items such as towelling retain a lot of water after spinning, also the
suggested wash programme for small items such as T-Shirts may
sometimes incorporate a low spin speed which has the same effect.
The type of
fabric
Your drying load may contain the same type of fabric but of different
thicknesses. Thinner items will take less time to dry. Some fabrics,
such as those used for jeans are of closer texture than others and
although light when dry will be heavy after washing and spinning.
The quantity of
clothes to be
dried
Single items of clothes or small loads may take disproportionally
longer to dry. It is more energy efficient to dry larger loads.
How dry you
want the
clothes
As it takes longer to fully dry clothes than to have them ready for
ironing, you may wish to remove some clothes when they are slightly
damp, ready for ironing and then continue to dry the remainder until
they are fully dry.
The heat setting
you have
selected
The label on the garment should tell you the correct heat setting to
select. See ‘Wash Care Labels’.
The temperature
of the room
If the room in which the dryer is situated is cold, your clothes will take
longer to dry than if the room is warm.
Bulky items
Some bulky items such as padded jackets can be dried, with care,
and we do advise that you remove these items several times, shake
them and return them to the dryer.
THERE ARE HOWEVER SOME ITEMS THAT WE DO NOT ADVISE
YOU TO DRY. SEE ‘ITEMS NOT SUITABLE FOR TUMBLE
DRYING’.
Drying Guide - approximate drying time in minutes (weights specified are when dry)
COTTONS
Drying times 800 - 1000rpm in
washing machine
SYNTHETICS
ACRYLICS
Drying times on reduced
spin in washing machine
Drying times on
reduced spin in
washing machine
Half
Full
Half
Full
Half
Full
load
load
load
load
load
load
1 kg
2 kg
3 kg
4 kg
5 kg
6 kg
1 kg
2 kg
3 kg
1 kg
2 kg
30 - 40 40 - 55 55 - 70 70 - 80 80 - 90 95 - 120 40 - 50 50 - 70 70 - 90 40 - 60 55 - 75
Be careful not
to overdry
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All fabrics contain a little natural moisture even when ‘dry’ and this natural moisture should not be lost if the clothes are to remain soft and
fluffy.
Clothes that are dried for too long tend to wrinkle and will need more
ironing than usual, giving you extra work that the Dryer was designed
to remove.
Caring for your Dryer
When finished
Your Tumble Dryer needs very little attention. The following simple
steps will keep it performing well.
Switch off electricity and remove plug. Ensure hands are dry.
After each load
Always clean the filter, by rinsing under the tap or using a vacuum
cleaner. Turn the dryer by hand to check that small items like
handkerchiefs do not get missed.
Every Week
Wipe the drum and seal with a damp cloth.
Fluff filter
Sensor
(Automatic Dryers only)
Tap
Rear
Front
Every Month
Condenser
Remove 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. Refit with the
handle at the front.
Automatic
Dryers only
Occasionally clean the surface of the stainless steel sensor inside the
drum with vinegar to remove water contaminates. Apply carefully with
a cloth this will maintain the drying performance of the dryer. The
sensor is located between the vanes of the drum towards the front of
the dryer, rotate the drum if necessary to locate it.
Cleaning
Every 6 months vacuum the front air intake grille and Vents at the rear
of the dryer, to remove the build up of fluff, lint or dust.
To remove accumulation of fluff from the door, front of condenser and
filter areas, clean occasionally with a vacuum cleaner.
Do not use
Abrasive cleaners, scouring agents, acids, chlorine bleach or metal
polish to clean any part of the machine.
Lubrication
Your tumble dryer uses special bearing components. Lubrication by
the user is not necessary and must not be attempted.
We strongly recommend that all appliances are regularly checked for
electrical and mechanical safety.
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Spare parts
Please remember your new appliance is a complex piece of
equipment.
‘DIY” repairs or unqualified and untrained service people may put
you in danger, could damage the appliance, and might mean you
lose cover under the Parts Guarantee.
If you do experience a problem with the appliance don’t take risks,
call in our Service Engineer. Our Spare Parts are designed
exclusively to fit your appliance. Do not use them for any other
purpose as you may create a safety hazard.
Disposal of your product
To minimise the risk of injury to children please dispose of your
product carefully and safely.
Remove all doors and lids. Remove the mains cable (where fitted)
by cutting off flush with the appliance and always ensure that no
plug is left in a condition where it could be connected to the
electricity supply.
To help the environment Local Authority instructions should be
followed for the disposal of your product.
This appliance conforms to the following EEC Directives.
Low Voltage Equipment
72/23/EEC
93/68/EEC
Electromagnetic Compatability
89/336/EEC
92/31/EEC
93/68/EEC
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If something goes wrong
First, don’t panic! There may be nothing wrong at all. Look for your
problem below, then check the things we suggest. More often than
not, this will give you the answer to your problem, and you’ll be able
to carry on without having to telephone your Service Office.
If after this you still cannot get your machine to work, follow the
advice given on the next page.
Problem
Check these things first
‘It won’t start’
1.
2.
3.
4.
Is the machine plugged in and switched on at the socket?
Is the Timer Control set to required time?
Is the door securely closed?
Has the start button been pressed hard enough? Try pressing the
start button again.
5. Has the fuse blown? (Try plugging in another appliance to check)
6. Have you used an extension lead? Many are not suitable. Try
plugging the dryer directly into a socket to check.
7. Has a delayed start been selected? (Not all models).
‘It is taking a long
time to dry’
1. Have you forgotten to clean the filter? It should be cleaned after
each load.
2. Does the water container need emptying? Is the empty water light
glowing? The water container should be emptied after every load.
3. Does the condenser need cleaning? It should be cleaned every
month.
4. Have you selected the correct Heat setting for the type of fabric
you are drying? (IN for High, OUT for low).
5. Have the air intake grille or rear vents of the dryer been
obstructed?
6. Were the clothes ‘excessively wet’ when they were put in?
7. Was the correct time selected?
8. Have you overloaded the dryer?
Smart Dry
Programmes
1. Has the correct programme been selected for the load?
Loads above 1kg - S (Smart Dry)
Loads less than 1kg use timed dry programme.
Any other
problem
Have you re-read this instruction book?
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Key Contacts
Service
Creda has the largest appliance manufacturer’s service team in Europe,
trained specialists directly employed by us to ensure your complete
confidence.
Repair Service
UK: 08709 066 066
Republic of Ireland: 1850 302 200
You will be asked for the following information:Name, address and postcode.
Telephone number
Model / Serial number of the appliance
Clear and concise details of the query or fault
Place and Date of purchase
(Please keep the receipt as evidence will be required when the engineer calls).
Extended Warranty
To join: UK 08709 088 088
Republic of Ireland: 1850 502 200
Genuine Parts & Accessories
Mail Order Hotline
UK: 08709 077 077
Republic of Ireland: (01) 842 6836
For further product information
08701 54 64 74
All Creda Services are offered as an extra benefit and do not affect your statutory rights.
General Domestic Appliances Limited, Morley Way, Peterborough, PE2 9JB
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September 2001 Part No. 0766200048-01