WASHING MACHINE
TLE 1116 W
146 4959 01 - 07/06
INSTRUCTIONS MANUAL
Contents
For the User
Important Safety Information
3
Your New Washing Machine
4
Description of the Appliance
Detergent Dispenser
5
5
The Control Panel
6-8
Operating Sequence
9-11
Before use
9
Load the laundry
9
Measure out the detergent
9
Add the fabric softener
9
Switch the machine on
9
Select the desired programme/fabric
9
Select the temperature
9
Select the spin speed and the rinse
hold option
10
Select the soil level
10
Select the desired options
10
Start the programme
10
How to change a programme during a
cycle
10
How to cancel a programme during a
cycle
10
How to open the lid during the cycle
11
End of programme
11
Washing Hints
Which detergent ? ...
And in which form ?
Wash Care Symbols
Washing programmes
Maintenance and Cleaning
Descaling
After each wash
External cleaning
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
Cleaning the drain filter
Maintenance wash
The dangers of freezing
17-18
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17-18
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Something Not Working
19-20
Service and Spare Parts
21
Customer Care Department
21
Guarantee Conditions
22
For the Installer
12-13
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Installation Instructions
23
Technical Specifications
Unpacking
Positioning
Levelling
Moving the appliance
Water inlet
Water drainage
Electrical connection
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15-16
Guide to use the Instruction Book
The following symbols will be found in the text to guide you throughout the instructions:
Safety instructions
Hints and tips
Environmental information
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Important Safety Information
It is most important that this instruction book should be retained with the appliance for future reference. Should the
appliance be sold or transferred to another owner, or should you move house and leave the appliance, always ensure
that the book is supplied with the appliance in order that the new owner can get to know the functioning of the appliance
and the relevant warnings.
These warnings have been provided in the interest of safety. You MUST read them carefully before installing or using
the appliance.
Installation
Use
This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when
moving it.
Always unplug the appliance and turn off the water
supply after use.
It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt
to modify this appliance in any way.
Do not overload the appliance. See relevant section
in the instruction book.
All packaging and transit bolts must be removed
before use. Serious damage can occur to the product
and to property if this is not adhered to. See relevant
section in instructions.
Only wash fabrics which are designed to be machine
washed. If in doubt, consult the care label on the
clothes.
Before washing, ensure that all pockets are empty
and buttons and zips are fastened. Avoid washing
frayed or torn articles and treat stains such as paint,
ink, rust, and grass before washing. Underwired bras
must NOT be machine washed.
Any plumbing work required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified plumber or
competent person.
Any electrical work required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
Any objects such as coins, safety pins, nails, screws,
stones or any other hard, sharp material can cause
extensive damage and must not be placed into the
machine.
Care must be taken to ensure that the appliance does
not stand on the electrical supply cable.
If the machine is situated on a carpeted floor, please
adjust the feet in order to allow air to circulate freely.
Garments which have been in contact with volatile
petroleum products should not be machine washed.
If volatile cleaning fluids are used, care should be
taken to ensure that the fluid is removed from the
garment before placing in the machine.
Child Safety
Wash small items such as socks, laces, washable
belts etc in a washing bag or pillow case as it is
possible for such items so slip down between the tub
and the inner drum.
This appliance is designed to be operated by adults.
Children should not be allowed to tamper with the
controls or play with the appliance.
Pets and children have been known to climb into
washing machines. Please check your drum before
use.
Only use the advised quantities of fabric softener.
Damage to the fabric can ensue if you over-fill.
Refer to the manufacturer's recommendations of
quantities.
Keep all packaging well away from children.
As some duvets and eiderdowns should be washed
in large commercial machines because of their bulk,
please check with the manufacturer of the item
before washing in a domestic machine.
Keep all detergents in a safe place out of children's
reach.
Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair
the machine yourself. Repairs carried out by
inexperienced persons may cause injury or serious
malfunctioning. Contact your local Zanussi Service
Force Centre. Always insist on genuine Zanussi
spare parts.
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Your New Washing Machine
Your new washing machine meets all modern requirements for effective treatment of laundry
with low water, energy and detergent consumption.
Ecological hints
In the interest of the environment
To save water and energy and help protect the
environment, we recommend that you follow these
hints:
Materials marked with the symbol
recyclable.
are
Check with your local Council or Environmental
Health Office to see if there are facilities in your
area for re-cycling this appliance.
Adjust the quantity of detergent according to
the hardness of your water supply, the amount
of laundry and the degree of soiling.
When the appliance is to be scrapped, cut off
the power supply cable and make the door lock
device unusable to prevent young children from
being trapped inside.
A programme without prewash is sufficient for
normally soiled laundry.
Help to keep your country tidy - use authorised
disposal sites for your old appliance.
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be
treated as household waste. Instead it shall be
handed over to the applicable collection point
for the recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this product is disposed
of correctly, you will help prevent potential
negative consequences for the environment
and human health, which could otherwise be
caused by inappropriate waste handling of this
product. For more detailed information about
recycling of this product, please contact your
local city office, your household waste disposal
service or the shop where you purchased the
product.
How do we help to protect the environment?
We use recycled paper!
Important
Your machine is fitted with a balance control device, which ensures the machine is stable during the
spin. If the wash load appears not to have been spun sufficiently at the end of the wash cycle, because,
it is not evenly distributed in the drum, the balance control device may have operated. It will therefore be
necessary to redistribute the wash load manually and select a spin programme. For more detailed information see the section headed "Something Not Working".
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Description of the Appliance
Programme phase indicator lights
Programme
selection
buttons
Skip/Reset button
Start/pause button
Lid
Handle for
opening lid
Lever for castors
Trap door for lint
filter
Detergent Dispenser
1
2
3
4
Detergent compartment for pre-wash .
Detergent compartment for main wash .
Fabric softener .
Softener overflow
1
2
4
5
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The Control Panel
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
1 ON/OFF button
4 TEMPERATURE button
Press this button to switch the washing machine
on.
Press the ON/OFF button again to switch the
machine off.
Press this button repeatedly to increase or
decrease the temperature, if you want your laundry
to be washed at a temperature different from the
one proposed by the washing machine. The relevant light will illuminate.
Maximum temperatures are
- 90°C for cotton,
- 60°C for synthetic fabrics,
- 40°C for delicate fabrics,wool and fabrics to be
hand-wash (HAND WASH programme).
2 MAINS-ON light
This light is connected to the ON/OFF button. It
lights up when you press the button, and goes out
when you press it again.
3 FABRICS button
5 SPIN SPEED button
Press this button repeatedly to select the programme on the basis of the type of laundry to be
washed. The light relevant to the selected programme will illuminate. The washing machine will
propose a temperature and automatically select
the maximum spin value provided for the programme you have chosen. You can change these
values by operating buttons 4 and 5.
You can only select temperatures and spin speeds
that are appropriate for the fabric selected.
Press this button repeatedly to change the spin
speed, if you want your laundry to be spun at a
speed different from the one proposed by the
washing machine. The relevant light will illuminate.
Maximum speeds are
- for cotton: 1100 rpm;
- for synthetic fabrics, wool and fabrics to be
hand-wash: 900 rpm;
- for delicate fabrics: 700 rpm.
Hand wash
When you select this programme, you obtain a
particularly delicate washing, suitable for articles
of clothing whose label indicates that they must be
hand-washed .
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RINSE HOLD position: when you choose this
option, the machine will not drain the water of the
last rinse which could crease the laundry.
hand-wash. The machine performs 4 rinses instead
of 3.
At the end of the cycle, the light "END" will light to
indicate that the water must be drained. To complete
the cycle, choose one of the following options:
8 START/PAUSE button
This button has two functions:
• Start: after you have selected the desired
programme and options, press this button to
start the washing machine. The light above the
button will stop flashing and remain lit.
• Pause: when you press this button again, the
programme in progress is interrupted. The light
above the button will start flashing. To restart
the programme, press the button again.
When you PAUSE the cycle, the DOOR light goes
out, and it becomes possible to open the lid,
provided
• the washing machine is not on the heating
phase;
• the level of the water is not high;
• the drum is not turning.
• Draining and spin:
- Choose a type of laundry with the FABRICS
button and then press the SKIP/RESET button
once, so as to cause the SPIN light to illuminate
(you can also choose the spinning speed by
means of button 5), then press the START/
PAUSE button.
• Drain only:
- Choose a type of laundry with the FABRICS
button and then press the SKIP/RESET button
once, so as to cause the DRAIN light to
illuminate, then press the START/PAUSE
button.
6 SOIL LEVEL button
Important!
You must set the washing machine to PAUSE
before you make any change in the programme in
progress.
NORMAL
When selecting a programme, the normal option is
proposed by the appliance.
However, by pressing the SOIL LEVEL button
repeatedly, the soil level can be changed (levels
depend on the soiling of the laundry).
9 SKIP/RESET button
This button performs two functions:
- Clears the memory.
- Selects special programmes.
At the end of every programme the RESET button
must be pressed at least once to clear the programme memory.
HEAVY SOIL
Suitable for very soiled laundry (only for cotton and
synthetic fabrics).
By selecting this option, the washing time is
increased by 10 minutes.
QUICK
Suitable for lightly soiled clothes.
This function cannot be used on the wool and
hand-wash programmes.
The washing time is reduced on the basis of the
type of FABRICS and TEMPERATURE which
have been selected.
Selecting a special programme:
A wash programme must be selected in the normal
way (START button not pressed).
A normal wash cycle consists of the following
phases WASH - RINSE - SPIN and is confirmed
by the illumination of the corresponding LED's.
7 OPTIONS button
Press this button to select the following options:
PREWASH: select this option if you wish your
laundry to be prewashed before the main wash
(not available for wool and hand-wash cycle).
The prewash ends with a short spin at 650 rpm in
programmes for cotton and synthetics fabrics,
whereas in the programme for delicate fabrics the
water is only drained.
EXTRA RINSE: this option can be selected with
all programmes except the wool programme and
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After you have started the programme, only the
light relevant to the phase that is currently being
carried out will remain lit.
To select RINSE and SPIN, press the SKIP button
once, the WASH LED goes out.
To select SPIN only, press the SKIP button twice.
The WASH and RINSE LED's go out.
To select DRAIN, press the SKIP button three
times, the WASH - RINSE - SPIN LED's go out.
If you wish to cancel or advance the running programme to the required phase, PAUSE the cycle
and then press the SKIP button as previously
described.
10 Programme phase indicator
lights
When you select a programme, the lights relevant
to the phases that form the programme light up.
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3 Add fabric softener
Operating Sequence
If required, pour fabric softener into the
compartment marked , without exceeding the
maximum level.
Before use
Before using your appliance for the first time, we
recommend you to run a 90°C cotton cycle without
any laundry, to remove any manufacture residue
from the drum and tub:
- Pour 1/2 a measure of detergent into the "detergent
dispenser" and start the machine.
- Select the "90°C cottons" programme.
- Press the START/PAUSE button: the wash cycle starts.
4 Switch the machine on
Press the ON/OFF button to switch the machine
on. The light above the button will light up.
1 Load the laundry
5 Select the desired programme/
fabric
Press the FABRICS button repeatedly in order to
select the desired programme/fabric. The relevant
light will light up.
The lights relevant to the phases which form the
programme will light up.
A
• Lift the lid.
• Open the drum by pressing the release button
(A). The 2 flaps will open automatically.
• Shake the laundry out loosely and place into the
drum. Close the drum and shut the lid.
Warning: before closing the lid of your appliance,
ensure that the drum door is properly closed:
• The two flaps are fastened.
• Button A is released (in the raised position).
An electronic system allows the drum to be in the
high position when the cycle is finished. This
system allows for easier loading and unloading of
the laundry. If an unbalanced weight alters the
functionning, turn the drum by hand.
6 Select the temperature
Press the TEMPERATURE button if you wish to
select a temperature value different from the one
proposed by the washing machine.
The relevant light will illuminate.
2 Measure out the detergent
Measure out the amount of detergent recommended by the manufacturer in the main wash
compartment .
If you are carrying out a pre-wash, pour the
detergent into the pre-wash compartment .
DO NOT exceed the maximum level.
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7 Select the spin speed and the
RINSE HOLD option
10 Start the programme
Press the START/PAUSE button. The relevant light
will stop flashing, the DOOR light will illuminate,
and only the light relevant to the phase that is in
progress will remain lit.
Press the SPIN SPEED button repeatedly in order
to select the desired spin speed or the RINSE
HOLD option. The relevant light will illuminate.
If you select the RINSE HOLD option, the machine
will stop at the end of the programme with the water
still in the tub.
11 How to change a programme
during a cycle
Before you make any change, you must pause
the washing machine by pressing the START/
PAUSE button.
It is possible to change any phase before the programme carries out.
Changing the type of fabric or temperature is possible, obviously, only during the washing phase.
When you make a change to the fabric or
temperature, the washing machine will resume the
cycle from the beginning.
If it is necessary to drain the water in order to
change the programme in progress, proceed as
follows:
• pause the machine by pressing the START/
PAUSE button;
• press the SKIP/RESET button repeatedly, until
only the DRAIN light remains lit;
• press the START/PAUSE button again.
You may now select a new programme and press
the START/PAUSE button to start it.
8 Select the SOIL LEVEL
Press the SOIL LEVEL button if you wish to select
an option different from the one proposed by the
appliance (NORMAL). You can choose between
HEAVY SOIL or QUICK on the basis of the soiling
of the laundry level.
The relevant light will illuminate.
9 Select the desired options
If your laundry is very dirty, it may be advisable to
select the PREWASH option.
If you wish the laundry to undergo an extra rinse,
select the SUPER RINSE option.
Press the OPTIONS button so as to cause one or
both of the lights to illuminate.
12 How to cancel a programme
during a cycle
To cancel a programme that is being carried out,
press the ON/OFF button to switch the machine
off. The light above the button will go out. If it is
necessary, carry out a rinse, a spin or a drain.
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13 How to open the lid during the
cycle of the programme
We advise you to close the water supply tap and
disconnect the plug from the socket.
You can open the lid after you have pressed
PAUSE, provided the following conditions exist:
Leave the lid open in order to air the washing machine.
• the appliance is not in the heating phase,
• the level of the water is not high,
• the drum is not turning.
If these requirements are met when you pause
the washing machine, the DOOR light goes out
and the lid can be opened.
Should it not be possible to open the lid, and should
it be absolutely necessary to do so, switch the
appliance off by pressing the ON/OFF button.
After approximately 2 minutes, you can open the
lid.
Pay attention to the level and temperature of
the water in the washing machine!
When you close the lid and press the ON/OFF
button again, the washing machine will resume
the programme from the point where it had been
interrupted.
14 End of programme
At the end of the programme, the washing machine stops automatically and gives an audible
signal (which can be deactivated, see page 7).
If you had selected the RINSE HOLD option, the
END button is lit to indicate that the water must
be drained (page 8).
The DOOR light goes out at once.
Note:
When you switch the machine on, if you need to
erase the previously performed programme, it is
also sufficient to press the FABRICS button and
select a new programme.
Press the ON/OFF button to switch the machine
off. The relevant light will go out.
Remove the laundry from the washing machine.
Check whether the drum is completely empty, by
rotating it with your hand. The purpose of this is to
prevent any items of laundry from remaining
accidentally in the drum, where they might get
damaged in a subsequent wash (e.g. by shrinking)
or bleed colour into another load of laundry.
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Washing Hints
Do NOT overload the machine. Weigh the laundry
the first few times you use the appliance.
Always:
• Empty pockets.
The average weights of the most common items
are listed below as a guide:
• Ensure buttons and zips are fastened.
• Consult the care label on the garment.
1000g=1kg
700-1000 g
Only wash fabrics which are designed to be
machine washed.
Pillow case
100-200 g
• Place small items such as socks, laces,
Tablecloth
400-500 g
Sheet
Serviette
50-100 g
Tea towel
70-120 g
Linen hand towel
100-150 g
Towelling hand towel
150-250 g
Towelling bath towel
700-1000g
Bath robe
handkerchiefs etc in a washing bag or pillow
case, as it is possible for such items to slip
down between the tub and the inner drum.
Items that should not be put in the
machine:
• Underwired bras.
• Garments which have been in contact with
1000-1500 g
volatile or petroleum based products.
Man's shirt
200-300 g
Apron
150-200 g
• Some duvets and eiderdowns should be washed
in large commercial machines. Check with the
manufacturer of the item.
For Best Washing Results:
Help the Environment:
• Load the laundry loosely alternating large items
To save water, energy and help protect the
environment.
with small ones.
• Sort the laundry according to the type of fabric,
• Do not use a pre-wash for normally soiled
colour fastness and degree of soilage.
washing.
• White items should not be washed with
• Wash full loads.
coloured items.
• Pre-treat stains and then wash at a lower
• Wash new coloured items separately when
temperature.
washing for the first time.
• Only use the advised quantities of detergent
• Treat stains such as paint, ink, rust and grass
and fabric softener.
before washing.
• Avoid washing frayed or torn articles.
• When washing fabrics requiring different wash
temperatures, always select the lowest
temperature.
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Which detergent? ...
And in which form?
To ensure you obtain the best wash results from
your appliance, it is important to use the right
detergent in your everyday wash, and only
detergents recommended for use in automatic
machines.
Not only are there different types of detergent, but
they are also available in different forms. Whether
you choose a powder or liquid in traditional or
compact form is down to personal choice.
Traditional Powders
Pour the powder directly into the dispenser drawer.
Do not sprinkle powder onto clothes in the machine drum.
To maintain the appearance of your clothes and
household textiles and to make them last longer
you should use different types of detergent for
different washes, whether for whites, colours or
delicates.
Traditional Liquids
Liquid can be placed in the main wash compartment
of the detergent drawer marked with the symbol ,
start the machine immediately upon placing the
detergent in the dispenser drawer. Alternatively
the detergent is measured into the specially
designed dosing device* which should be placed
on top of the laundry, and at the back of the
machine drum.
Whites
We recommend the Ariel product
range which is biological and
designed to provide excellent
cleaning and stain removal even
at low temperatures.
Non Biological
If you prefer to use a non biological
detergent, which does not contain
enzymes we recommend Fairy.
Fairy provides good cleaning and
stain removal.
Compact Powders and Liquids
Compact detergents (or concentrates as they are
also known) are available in liquid or powder form,
and generally require a smaller dosage. Follow the
manufacturer's instructions to ensure the most
economical usage. Pour the detergent directly into
the dispenser drawer, or alternatively measure the
detergent into the specially designed dosing device*
which should be placed on top of the laundry, and
at the back of the machine drum.
Coloureds
For coloured items you should use a
detergent which is designed to clean
while maintaining the original colour.
Ariel Color does not contain bleach
and therefore helps to preserve
colours.
* if you use a dosing device in a washer dryer,
please ensure the dosing device/ball is
removed before carrying out a drying
programme.
Delicate items
When washing delicates such as
woollens, you should use a product which
is specially designed to care for fine
fabrics. Dreft Automatic is suitable for
woollens and other delicates.
Fabric Conditioners
These are ideal for improving "softness", and also
reduce static cling on synthetics and make ironing
easier. They are available in two types.
For example Lenor liquid fabric softener,
for use in the washing machine/
washer dryer. The liquid fabric softener
should be poured into the compartment
marked with the symbol . Follow the
manufacturer's dosage instructions and never
exceed the MAX level.
Laundry Bleach
For additional stain removal you may wish
to use a product such as Ace Gentle Bleach
which is used in addition to your chosen
detergent. Ace is suitable for all washable
fabrics including silks, woollens and
coloureds.
Bounce conditioning sheets for use in a
tumble dryer. We recommend the
conditioning sheets are pinned (using a
safety pin) to an article of laundry and
placed in the tumble dryer.
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Wash Care Symbols
Wash care labels inside garments recommend how to launder your clothes with the best results. The care
labelling code is in line with care labelling used in the rest of Europe. The symbols used make it easy to
select the correct programme on your washing machine
WASHING SYMBOL
WASH ACTION
FABRIC
Normal (Maximum)
White Cotton or Linen
without Special Finishes
Normal (Maximum)
Cotton, Linen or Viscose
without Special Finishes,
Colourfast at 60°C
Reduced (Medium)
Nylon, Polyester/Cotton,
Viscose with Special Finishes,
Cotton/Acrylic Mix
Normal (Maximum)
Cotton, Linen or Viscose,
Colourfast at 40°C but not 60°C
Reduced (Medium)
Acrylics, Acetate, Triacetate,
Wool mixes, Polyester/wool
Much Reduced (Minimum)
Wool, wool mixtures, Silks
Hand wash only
Do not machine wash
BLEACHING
Chlorine bleach may be used
IRONING
Hot Iron
Cotton, Linen, Viscose
Warm Iron
Polyester mixtures, Wool
Cool Iron
Acrylic, Nylon, Polyester
DRY CLEANING
May be dry cleaned. Other letters and/or a bar beneath the circle
will indicate the required process to the dry cleaner.
TUMBLE DRYING
May be tumble dried
With high heat setting
With low heat setting
X
A cross through any symbol means "DO NOT"
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Washing Programmes
Programmes
Programme Type of laundry and
Temperature symbols on labels
Description of the
programme
Available
options
Load
Indicative consumptions (*)
Energy
kWh
Water
litres
Time
min.
Main wash at 60°- 90°C
3 rinses
Long spin
SPIN SPEED 4,5 kg
RINSE HOLD
HEAVY SOIL
QUICK
PREWASH
EXTRA RINSE
2,00
59
140 - 155
Cottons ( ) Coloured cotton:
30°- 60°
e.g. shirts, blouses,
underwear, towels,
household linen
Main wash at 30°- 60°C
3 rinses
Long spin
SPIN SPEED 4,5 kg
RINSE HOLD
HEAVY SOIL
QUICK
PREWASH
EXTRA RINSE
1,03
54
140 - 155
Synthetics
30°- 60°
Synthetics fabrics
and blends:
e.g. shirts, blouses,
underwear
Main wash at 30°- 60°C
3 rinses
Short spin
SPIN SPEED 2,0 kg
RINSE HOLD
HEAVY SOIL
QUICK
PREWASH
EXTRA RINSE
1,10
52
85 - 100
Delicates
40°- 30°
Delicate fabrics:
e.g. acrylic fabrics,
viscose, polyester,
synthetic blends
Main wash at 40°- 30°C
3 rinses
Short spin
SPIN SPEED 2,0 kg
RINSE HOLD
QUICK
PREWASH
EXTRA RINSE
0,55
53
65 - 80
Wool
Main wash at 40°- 30°C
3 rinses
Short spin
SPIN SPEED
RINSE HOLD
1,0 kg
0,40
50
50 - 65
Main wash at 40°- 30°C
3 rinses
Short spin
SPIN SPEED
RINSE HOLD
2,0 kg
0,40
50
50 - 65
Cottons
60°- 90°
Wool
40°- 30°
Hand wash
40°- 30°
White cotton:
e.g. sheets,
tableclothes,
household linen
( ) This programme at 60°C is the reference programme for the Energy label according to EEC Directive 92/75.
(*) The data is given purely as an indication: the consumption values may vary in relation to the quantity and type of
laundry, the temperature of the water supply and the ambient temperature. The data refers to the highest temperature
provided for each programme.
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Washing Programmes
Special programmes
Programme
Temperature
Type of laundry
Description of the
programme
Rinse
Separate rinse cycle
for hand washed
garments
3 rinses
Spin
Separate spin for
hand washed
garments
Spin
Drain
Available
options
Load
Energy
kWh
Water
litres
Time
min.
0,15
45
40 - 55
-
0,05
-
5 - 20
-
0,01
-
0 - 15
SPIN SPEED 4,5 kg
EXTRA RINSE
SPIN SPEED
For emptying out
the last rinse water
in programme with
the RINSE HOLD
option.
Indicative
consumptions (*)
(*) The data is given purely as an indication: the consumption values may vary in relation to the quantity and type of
laundry, the temperature of the water supply and the ambient temperature. The data refers to the highest temperature
provided for each programme.
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Maintenance and Cleaning
Before carrying out any maintenance or cleaning
you must DISCONNECT the appliance from the
electricity supply.
Descaling
The water we normally use contains lime. To help
prevent the formation of lime deposits we
recommend you periodically, particularly in hard
water areas, use a water softening powder in the
machine. Do this separately from any laundry and
according to the manufacturer's instructions.
After each wash
Leave the lid and the drum open for a while. This
helps to prevent mould and stagnant smells forming
inside the appliance.
External Cleaning
Wipe the exterior cabinet of the appliance with a
soft cloth and warm soapy water.
Do not use abrasive cleaning products.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
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The detergent dispenser is very easy to remove.
Press the pressure tabs located on each side of
the detergent dispenser inwards and pull it up
(fig.1 and fig.2).
Clean the detergent dispenser under running water
with a brush or cloth (fig.3). Check that the syphons
located at the back of the detergent dispenser are
not obstructed (fig.4).
Replace the detergent dispenser in the notches
until it hangs securely in place (fig.5).
Cleaning the drain filter
A clean filter is important for correct functioning of
the machine, and should therefore be cleaned
after every wash.
However, if the drain filter is dirty, the FILTER
indicator light illuminates. In this case, clean the
filter at once.
fig.5
Carefully open the door, with a scewdriver for
example (fig.6 and fig.7) :
fig.6
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fig.7
To drain the residual water :
Place a shallow container beneath the trap
door. Turn the filter handle anticlockwise until
the filter cap handle is vertical, any residual
water will be released (fig.8).
To clean the filter :
Unscrew the filter anticlockwise and remove
(fig.9).
Clean the filter carefully under a fast running
tap.
Replace the filter and refit by screwing in a
clockwise direction. Close the trap door.
fig.8
Never remove the water drain filter during
a wash cycle.
Maintenance Wash
With the use of low temperature washes it is
possible to get a build up of residues inside the
drum.
We recommend that a maintenance wash be
performed on a regular basis.
To run a maintenance wash:
• The drum should be empty of laundry.
• Select the hottest cotton wash programme.
• Use a normal measure of detergent, must be a
powder (such a Ariel Futur).
The dangers of freezing
If the machine is exposed to temperatures below
0°C, certain precautions should be taken.
• Turn off both the water tap.
• Unscrew the inlet hose.
• Unhook the drain hose from the rear support
and position the end in a bowl. Run the draining
programme.
To do this:
- Switch the machine on.
- Select a washing programme.
- Press the SKIP/RESET button three times.
- Press START/PAUSE button.
• Disconnect the appliance.
• Screw the inlet hose and reposition the drain
hose.
• When you intend to start the machine again,
make sure that the room temperature is above
0°C.
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fig.9
Something Not Working
Certain problems are due to lack of simple maintenance or oversights, which can be solved easily without calling out
an engineer. Before contacting your local Service Force Centre, please carry out the checks listed below.
IMPORTANT: if you call out an engineer to a fault listed below, or to repair a fault caused by incorrect use or
installation, a charge will be made even if the appliance is under garantee.
During machine operation, it is possible that one of the following alarm codes and an audible signal appear:
• The light END flashes once : filling problem,
• The light END flashes twice: draining problem,
• The light END flashes four times : lid opened.
• The light END flashes ten times : flaps of the drum door opened
SYMPTOM
The machine does
not start up.
The machine does
not fill.
The machine
empties as it fills.
The machine does
not drain or spin
The machine leaks
or overfills.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
The ON/OFF or START/PAUSE buttons have
not been pressed.
Press the ON/OFF or START/PAUSE
buttons.
The lid is not properly closed.
Close the lid.
The appliance is not plugged in.
Plug in the appliance.
There is no electricity supply from the wall
socket.
Check the fuse.
The main fuse or the fuse in the plug has
blown.
Change the fuse.
The water is not turned on.
Turn on the water.
The water supply has been cut off.
Wait until the water supply is restored.
The inlet hose is kinked.
Straighten the inlet hose.
The water pressure is too low.
Consult a qualified plumber.
The water inlet filter is clogged.
Clean the filter.
The end of the drain hose is too low.
Position the drain hose at the correct height
(between 70 and 100 cm).
The end of the drain hose is submerged in
water.
Re-position the drain hose so it is not
submerged.
There is no vent in the end of the drain hose.
Replace the drain hose.
The Rinse Hold option has been selected.
Select the SPIN or DRAIN option.
The drain filter is clogged.
Clean the filter.
The drain hose is bent.
Straighten the hose.
The drainage system pipes are blocked.
Consult a plumber.
The drain hose extension is incorrect.
Consult a plumber.
The wash load is unbalanced.
Reload the washing and select a SPIN
SPEED.
Too much detergent.
Reduce the quantity of detergent.
Unsuitable detergent.
Use only detergent for automatic washing
machines.
The detergent dispenser is blocked.
Clean the dispenser.
The end of the drain hose is not correctly
positioned.
Re-position the drain hose.
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SYMPTOM
The machine
vibrates or is noisy.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
The internal packing and/or transit bolts
have not been removed.
Remove internal packing/transit bolts.
The wash load is unevenly distributed.
See hints and tips section.
The machine is overloaded.
Observe the maximum loads quoted for the
programme.
The lid does not
open.
The safety device has locked it.
Wait 2 minutes until the relevant light has gone
out.
Unsatisfactory
washing results.
Too little detergent or unsuitable
detergent has been used.
Use the right detergent and the right quantity.
Stubborn stains have not been treated
prior to washing.
Treat the stains before washing.
The correct washing programme/
temperature has not been selected.
Select the correct washing programme/
temperature (see WASHING PROGRAMMES)
Too much laundry has been placed in
the drum.
Observe the maximum loads quoted for the
programme.
The electronic unbalance detection
device has cut in because the laundry is
not evenly distributed in the drum. This
may happens several times before the
unbalance disappears and a normal
spinning can resume.
If, after 15 minutes, the laundry is still not
evenly distributed in the drum, the machine will
not spin. In this case, redistribute the load
manually and select the spin programme.
Spinning starts are
late or the machine
does not spin.
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Service and Spare Parts
In the event of your appliance requiring service,
or if you wish to purchase spare parts, please contact your local Service Force Centre by
telephoning:
Before calling out an engineer, please ensure you
have read the details under the heading
"Something Not Working."
When you contact the Service Force Centre you
will need to give the following details:
1. Your name, address and post code
2.Your telephone number
3. Clear and concise details of the fault
4. The model and serial number of the appliance
(found on the rating plate).
5. The purchase date.
08705 929929
Your telephone call will be automatically routed to
the Service Force Centre covering your post code
area.
For the address of your local Service Force
Centre and further information about Service
Force, please visit the website at
www.serviceforce.co.uk.
Please note that a valid purchase receipt or
guarantee documentation is required for inguarantee service calls.
For Customer Service in Ireland please contact
us at the address below:
Zanussi-Electrolux
Electrolux Group (Irl) Ltd
Long Mile Road
Dublin 12
Republic of Ireland
Tel: + 353 1 4090751
Email: service.eid@electrolux.ie
Customer Care Department
For general enquiries concerning your ZanussiElectrolux appliance or for further information on
Zanussi-Electrolux products, please contact our
Customer Care Department by letter or telephone
at the address below or visit our website at
www.zanussi-electrolux.co.uk
Customer Care Department
Zanussi-Electrolux
55-77 High Street
Slough
Berkshire
SL1 1DZ
Tel 08705 727727 (*)
(*) calls to this number may be recorded for training purposes.
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Guarantee Conditions
Standard guarantee conditions
European Guarantee
We, Zanussi-Electrolux, undertake that if within
12 months of the date of the purchase this
ZANUSSI-ELECTROLUX appliance or any part
thereof is proved to be defective by reason only
of faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at our
option, repair or replace the same FREE OF ANY
CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition that:
If you should move to another country within
Europe then your guarantee moves with you to
your new home subject to the following qualifications:
The guarantee starts from the date you first
purchased your product
The guarantee is for the same period and to
the same extent for labour and parts as exists
in the new country of use for this brand or
range of products
The appliance has been correctly installed
and used only on the electricity supply stated
on the rating plate
This guarantee relates to you and cannot be
transferred to another user
The appliance has been used for normal
domestic purposes only, and in accordance
with the manufacturer's instructions
Your new home is within the European
Community (EC) or European Free Trade
Area
The appliance has not been serviced,
maintained repaired, taken apart or tampered
with by any person not authorised by us
The product is installed and used in
accordance with our instructions and is only
used domestically, i.e. a normal household
All service work under this guarantee must be
undertaken by a Service Force Centre.
The product is installed taking into account
regulations in your new country
Any appliance or defective part replaced shall
come the Company's property.
Before you move please contact your nearest
Customer Care centre, listed below, to give them
details of your new home. They will then ensure
that the local Service Organisation is aware of
your move and able to look after you and your
appliances.
This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and
other legal rights.
Home visits are made between 8.30 am and
5.30 pm Monday to Friday. Visits may be available
outside these hours in which case a premium will
be charged.
France
Germany
Italy
Sweden
UK
Ireland
Exclusions
This guarantee does not cover:
Damage or calls resulting from transportation,
improper use or neglect, the replacement of
any light bulbs or removable parts of glass or
plastic.
Costs incurred for calls to put right an
appliance which is improperly installed or
calls to appliances outside the United
Kingdom.
Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those which are
subject to rental agreements.
Products of Zanussi-Electrolux manufacture
which are not marketed by Zanussi-Electrolux.
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Stockholm
Slough
Dublin
+33 (0) 344 62 29 29
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Installation Instructions
It is dangerous to alter the specifications or
attempt to modify this product in any way.
Care must be taken to ensure that the
appliance does not stand on the electrical
supply cable.
Any electrical work required to install this
appliance should be carried out by a
qualified electrician or competent person.
Any plumbing work required to install this
appliance should be carried out by a
qualified plumber or competent person.
Technical Specifications
Dimensions
Height with panel
Height without panel
Width
Depth
Power supply voltage / frequency
895 mm
850 mm
397 mm
600 mm
230 V - 240 V / 50 Hz
Total power absorbed
2300 W / (10 A)
Heater rating
1950 W
Water pressure
minimum
maximum
Maximum load
Cotton
Synthetics/delicates
Wool
0,05 MPa (0,5 bar)
0,8 MPa (8 bar)
4,5 kg
2 kg
1 kg
Maximum spinning speed
1100 rpm
Electrical consumption
(washing at 60°C)
1,03 kWh
This appliance complies with the following EC Directive :
- 72/23/EEC of 19.02.1973 - Low-Voltage Directive,
- 89/336/EEC of 03.05.1989 (including Amendment Directive 92/31/EEC) - EMV Directive.
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Unpacking
Packing used to protect internal parts of the
washing machine during transport must be
removed before the washing machine is used
for the first time.
Remove all packing from the washing machine. Tilt
the washing machine sideways and then remove the
packing under the motor, and straighten the washing
machine (fig. 1).
Tilt the washing machine backwards, rotate it by a
quarter of a turn on one of its corners to remove the
transport base (fig. 2).
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig 3
Fig 4
Fig 5
Fig 6
Open the washing machine lid and remove the
transport packing and plastic films.
Close the lid (fig. 3).
Use a 10 mm spanner to remove the two screws and
spacers at the back (fig. 4).
You can now see the openings that must be closed
with the plugs in the pack attached to the washing
machine; do not forget to fold down the central
capsule (fig. 5).
Make sure that you have removed all these parts
from your washing machine and keep them so that
you can use them again if you need them for future
transport (fig. 6).
If you want to keep your washing machine aligned
with the adjacent furniture, you can cut the pipe
support strip at the back of your washing machine.
Leave the two rectangular side closers in place
(fig. 7).
Fig 7
Positioning
• The installation surface must be clean dry and
level.
• Do not install on deep pile carpet.
• Do not install the appliance in locations where
the temperature may fall below freezing.
• Please ensure that when the appliance is
installed it is easily accessible for the
engineer in the event of a breakdown.
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Levelling the Appliance
• The appliance must be levelled using the
adjustable feet.
• Adjust the feet so that the appliance is level.
The appliance must not rock when weight is
applied.
• Check the appliance is level using a spirit
level.
Moving the Appliance
To move the washing machine, release the wheels
by pulling the lever at the bottom of the machine.
Pull the lever to the right and move the machine to
the required position. When the machine has been
correctly positioned, push the lever back to its
original position.
Do not operate the machine with the wheels
released.
Warning
The machine should NOT be placed on
deep pile carpeting.
Note
Please ensure that when the appliance is installed
it is easily accessible for the engineer in the event
of a breakdown.
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Water Connection
This appliance is designed to be permanently
plumbed into your home's water supply and drainage system.
Water Inlet
Please install the water inlet hose onto the back
of your washing machine :
- Insert the seal in the hole at the bottom of the
back panel (fig. 1).
- Screw on the bottom fitting of the water inlet hose
as shown in fig. 2 and fig. 3.
- Connect the feed hose connector onto the water
inlet tap, taking care to position the gasket
correctly.
- Turn on the water inlet tap.
The water inlet hose cannot be extended. If it is
too shor t, please contact the After Sales
Department.
Water Drainage
- Assemble the hose holder onto the drain hose.
- Place the assembly in a drainage pipe (or in a
sink) at a height between 70 and 100 cm. Make
sure that it will not fall out.
You must provide an air intake at the end of the
drainage hose, to avoid any water being siphoned.
Important: the drainage hose must not be
extended, on any account. If it is too short, contact a qualified engineer.
Drainage onto a sink outlet spigot :
If the outlet spigot has not been used before,
remove any blanking plug that may be in place.
Push the drain hose onto the spigot and secure
with a clip if required, ensure a loop is formed in the
drain hose (see diagram) to prevent waste from
the sink entering the washing machine.
The drain hose may be extended to a maximum of
4 metres. An additional drain hose and joining
piece is available from your local Service Force
Centre. The joining piece must have an internal
diameter of 18 mm.
Important
Before connecting up the machine to new pipework
or to pipework that has not been used for some
time, run off a reasonable amount of water to flush
out any debris that may have collected in the
pipes.
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Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED.
The manufacturer declines any liability
should these safety measures not be
observed.
Before switching on, make sure the electricity
supply voltage is the same as that indicated on the
appliance rating plate. The rating plate is located at
the back of the appliance.The appliance is supplied
with a 13amp plug supplied, a 13amp ASTA
approved (BS1362) fuse must be used.
Green and yellow
13A
Should the plug need to be replaced for any reason.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Green and Yellow
Blue
Brown
E
N
: Earth
: Neutral
: Live
Brown
The wire coloured green and yellow must be
connected to the terminal marked with the letter
"E" or by the earth symbol or coloured green and
yellow.
Blue
Cord clamp
The wire coloured blue must be connected to the
terminal "N" or coloured black.
The wire coloured brown must be connected to the
terminal marked "L" or coloured red.
Upon completion there must be no cut, or stray
strands of wire present and the cord clamp must
be secure over the outer sheath.
WARNING:
A cut off plug inserted into a 13 amp
socket is a serious safety (shock) hazard.
Ensure that the cut off plug is disposed
of safety.
Permanent connection
In the case of a permanent connection it is
necessary that you install a double pole switch
between the appliance and the electricity supply
(mains), with a minimum gap of 3mm between the
switch contacts and of a type suitable for the
required load in compliance with the current
electrical regulations. The switch must not break
the yellow and green earth cable at any point.
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