Tumble Dryer
Instruction Book
TCR2
You must read these instructions prior to using the appliance and
retain them for future reference
Instruction booklet
TUMBLE DRYER
Contents
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Installation, 2
Door reversal instructions
Where to put your dryer
Ventilation
Water drain
Electrical connection
Before you start using your dryer
Dryer description, 3
The front
The back
Control panel
Start and programmes, 4
Choosing a programme
Laundry, 5-6
Sorting your laundry
Wash care labels
Special clothing items
Drying times
Warnings and Suggestions, 7
General safety
Disposal
Saving energy and respecting the environment
Maintenance and Care, 8
Switching off the electricity
Cleaning the filter after each cycle
Empty the water container after each cycle
Check the drum after each cycle
Cleaning the condenser unit
Cleaning the dryer
Troubleshooting, 9
Service, 10
Spare parts
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Installation
Hinge
Door catch
Door latch
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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 is fitted with a BS1363 plug and a
13 amp BS1362 fuse. If you need to replace the fuse, use only
those rated at 13 amp (13A) and ASTA approved to
BS1362.
Description
Door Reversal Instructions
Electrical connections
Installation
! 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 dryer works.
! Read these instructions carefully; the following pages
contain important information on installation and
suggestions on how the appliance works.
Start and
Programmes
Moulded plug
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).
Laundry
! The plug must not be used without
the fuse cover in place.
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
authorised dealers.
Where to put your dryer
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Ventilation
Water drain
Cord clamp
Brown (Live) wire to
terminal marked ‘L’ or
coloured red.
! If the plug being replaced is a non-rewirable type, then
the cut-off plug must be disposed of safely. DO NOT leave
it where it can be inserted into a socket and create a shock
hazard.
! The power supply cord 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.
Service
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. Simply remove the top hose
from its top fitting at the rear of the dryer and plumb the
hose provided to the drain.
Blue (Neutral) wire to
terminal marked ‘N’ or
coloured black.
13A ASTA approved
fuse to BS1362.
Troubleshooting
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.
! If using the dryer in a small or cold room some
condensation could be experienced.
Green and Yellow
(Earth) wire to terminal
marked ‘E’, symbol
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or coloured green and
yellow.
Maintenance and
Care
Place your dryer at a distance from gas ranges,
stoves, heaters, or cook tops because flames can
damage the appliance.
If you are going to install the appliance under a work
counter, be sure to leave a 10mm space between the
top and any other objects 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.
Warnings and
Suggestions
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Changing the plug
The wires in the power cord are coloured in accordance with
the following:
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.
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Dryer Description
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To open the door
The features
Press and release the front
panel in position shown
Water container
Rating plate
Door latch
Model &
Serial
numbers
Door catch
Air intake
grille
Condenser cover
Filter
Condenser cover handle
(Pull to open)
Control panel
Empty Water
Light
Drying Guide
The START button begins drying a selected
programme (see Start and Programmes).
The HEAT button selects drying temperature (see
Start and Programmes).
OUT: HIGH heat.
IN: LOW (Gentle) heat.
The Drying Guide allows you to consult a user
friendly table of fabric types and load capacities.
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Indicator
HEAT
Button
START
Button
TIMER
Knob
The Empty Water indicator light signals that the water
container is full and must 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.
The TIMER knob sets a drying time.
Rotate it clockwise, never counter-clockwise, until
the indicator is pointing to the drying time you want to
select (see Start and Programmes).
Start and Programmes
Choosing a programme
1. Plug the dryer into the electrical socket.
3. Open the door make sure the filter is clean and
in place and the water container is empty and in
place (see Maintenance).
8. Open the door, take the laundry out, clean the
filter and replace it. Empty the water container
and replace it (see Maintenance).
9. Unplug the dryer.
Start and
Programmes
5. Choose the drying time by checking the
Drying Guide table for the type of fabric you are
drying (see Laundry).
- Set the temperature with the HEAT button.
- Select a drying time by rotating the TIMER knob
clockwise.
7. About 10 minutes before the programme is
completed, it enters the final COOL TUMBLE
phase (fabrics are cooled), which should always
be allowed to complete.
Description
4. Load the machine and make sure items are not
in the way of the door seal. Close the door.
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Installation
2. Sort your laundry according to fabric type (see
Laundry).
6. Press the START button to begin.
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 button in order
to resume drying.
Laundry
Warnings and
Suggestions
Maintenance and
Care
Troubleshooting
Service
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Laundry
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Sorting your laundry
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Wash Care Labels
Check symbols on clothing labels to make sure
that the articles can be tumble dried.
Sort laundry by fabric type.
Empty pockets and check buttons.
Close zippers and hooks and tie loose belts and
strings.
Wring out each item in order to eliminate as much
excess water as possible.
Look at the labels on your garments, especially when
tumble drying for the first time. The following symbols
are the most common:
May be tumble dried
Do not tumble dry
Tumble dry at high heat setting
! Do not load dripping wet clothes into the dryer.
Tumble dry at low heat setting
Maximum load size
Items not suitable for tumble drying
Do not load more than maximum capacity.
These numbers refer to dry weight:
Natural fibres: 6kg max (13lb)
Synthetic fibres: 3kg max (6.6lb)
! DO NOT overload the dryer as this could result in
reduced drying performance.
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Typical load
Clothes
Blouse
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T-Shirt
150g
100g
500g
350g
700g
1000g
300g
200g
125g
5oz
3oz
1lb 2oz
12oz
1lb 6oz
2lb 3oz
10oz
7oz
4oz
Household Items
Duvet cover
Cotton
(Double)
Other
Large Tablecloth
Small Tablecloth
Tea Towel
Bath Towel
Hand Towel
Double Sheet
Single Sheet
1500g
1000g
700g
250g
100g
700g
350g
500g
350g
3lb 5oz
2lb3oz
1lb 6oz
9oz
3oz
1lb 6oz
12oz
1lb 2oz
12oz
Dress
Jeans
10 nappies
Shirt
Cotton
Other
Cotton
Other
Cotton
Other
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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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.
Laundry
Special clothing items
Times are approximate and can vary depending
upon:
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Pleated or creased garments: read the manufacturer’s
drying instructions on the garment.
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Quantity of laundry: single items or small loads
may take longer to dry.
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.
Start and
Programmes
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Fabrics: items that are the same type of fabric but
different textures and thicknesses may not have
the same drying time.
Description
Starched articles: do not dry these with nonstarched 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.
Amount of water retained in clothes after spin
cycle: towels and delicates retain a lot of water.
Installation
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.
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Heat setting.
Drying times
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The table below presents APPROXIMATE drying
times in minutes. Weights refer to dry garments:
Half Load
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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.
Laundry
Cottons
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High (full) Heat
Drying times 800-1000rpm in washing machine
Room temperature: if the room where the dryer is
located is cold, it will take longer for the dryer to
dry your clothes.
Full Load
2kg
3kg
4kg
5kg
6kg
30-40
40-55
55-70
70-80
80-90
95-120
! Do not over-dry your clothes.
All fabrics contain a little natural moisture, which
keeps them soft and fluffy.
Warnings and
Suggestions
1kg
Synthetics
Low (gentle) Heat
Drying times on reduced spin in washing machine
Full Load
1kg
2kg
3kg
40-50
50-70
70-90
Maintenance and
Care
Half Load
Half Load
Full Load
1kg
2kg
40-60
55-75
Troubleshooting
Acrylics
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Low (gentle) Heat
Drying times on reduced spin in washing machine
Service
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Warnings and Suggestions
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! The appliance has been designed and built
according to international safety standards.
These warnings are given for safety reasons and must
be read carefully.
This appliance conforms to the following
EEC Directives:
- 72/23/EEC and 93/68/EEC (Low Voltage Equipment)
- 89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC
(Electromagnetic Compatibility)
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General safety
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This tumble dryer has been designed for home,
and not professional use.
This dryer must be used by adults, and the instructions
in this booklet should be followed carefully.
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.
The appliance must be installed correctly and have
proper ventilation. The air intake at the front of the
dryer and rear vent behind 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 use fabric softeners or dryer sheets in the
dryer.
Do not overload the dryer (see Laundry for maximum
loads).
Do not load items that are dripping wet.
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.
Carefully check all instructions on clothing labels
(see Laundry).
Do not dry garments that have been treated with
chemical products.
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Never dry articles that are contaminated with
flammable substances (petrol, oil, paint, hair spray,
creams, cooking fat or oils).
Do not tumble dry rubber, foam rubber, plastic,
plastic foam, nappy pants or liners, polythene or
paper.
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 after 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).
Disposal
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Disposing of the packaging material: follow local
regulations, so the packaging can be recycled.
Disposal of your old dryer: cut the power cord and
remove the door before disposing of an old dryer.
Saving energy and respecting the
environment
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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.
Always dry full loads - you save energy: single
items or small loads take longer to dry.
Clean the filter after each use to contain energy
consumption costs (see Maintenance).
Maintenance and Care
! Unplug your dryer when not using it, when cleaning
it and during all maintenance operations.
Clean the filter after each cycle
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.
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.
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.
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Description
Cleaning the condenser unit
Installation
Switching off the electricity
Start and
Programmes
The filter is found in front of the dryer trim (see diagram).
Cleaning the dryer
! Do not use the dryer without replacing the filter.
Pull the container out of the dryer and empty it into a
sink or other suitable drain.
Replace the water container securely.
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 occassionally
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).
Maintenance and
Care
Check the drum after each cycle
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External parts in metal or plastic and rubber parts
can be cleaned with a damp cloth.
Warnings and
Suggestions
Empty the water container after each
cycle
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Laundry
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.
Turn the drum manually in order to remove small
items (handkerchiefs) that could have been left
behind.
Water container
Filter
Troubleshooting
Tap
Rear
Front
Air intake
Catches
Service
Condenser cover
Condenser unit
Handle
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Troubleshooting
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One day your dryer seems not to be working. Before you call your Service Centre (see Service), go through the
following troubleshooting suggestions:
Problem:
Possible causes / Solution:
The tumble dryer won’t start.
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Its taking a long time to dry.
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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 TIMER knob has not been set properly (see Start and Programmes).
The START button has not been pressed (see Start and Programmes).
The filter has not been cleaned (see Maintenance).
The temperature setting is not ideal for the type of fabric you are drying (see
Start and Programmes, and see Laundry).
The water container needs emptying? The empty water light is on? (see
Maintenance).
The condenser needs cleaning? (see Maintenance).
The correct drying time has not been selected for the load (see Laundry).
The air intake grille or rear vents are obstructed (see Installation, and see
Maintenance).
The items were too wet (see Laundry).
The dryer was overloaded (see Laundry).
Service
Before calling the Service Centre:
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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.
The spare parts have been designed exclusively for
this appliance and not for other uses.
Description
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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Installation
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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.
Spare Parts
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Start and
Programmes
Laundry
Warnings and
Suggestions
Maintenance and
Care
Troubleshooting
Service
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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 546474
All Creda Services are offered as an extra benefit and do not affect your statutory rights.
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