Electrolux LAVAMAT L 56840 User manual

LAVAMAT L 56840
User manual
Washing machine
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Contents
Thank you for choosing one of our high-quality products.
To ensure optimal and regular performance of your appliance please read this
instruction manual carefully. It will enable you to navigate all processes perfectly
and most efficiently. To refer to this manual any time you need to, we recommend
you to keep it in a safe place. And please pass it to any future owner of the appliance.
We wish you much joy with your new appliance.
Contents
Operating instructions
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Safety information
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General safety
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Installation
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Use
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Child Safety
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Product description
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Detergent dispenser drawer
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Control panel
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Indicator pilot lights (7)
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First use
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Daily use
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Load the laundry
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Measure out the detergent and the fabric
softener
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Select the required programme by means of
programme selector dial (1)
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Select the SPIN speed or the RINSE HOLD
option (Button 2)
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Programme option button
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Select the STAIN option (Button 3)
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Select the SUPER QUICK option (Button 4)
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Select the START/PAUSE (Button 5)
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Select the DELAY START (Button 6)
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Select an additional rinse
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Altering an option or a running programme
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Interrupting a programme
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Cancelling a programme
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Opening the door after the programme has
started
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At the end of the programme
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Washing programmes
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Helpful hints and tips
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Sorting out the laundry
Temperatures
Before loading the laundry
Maximum loads
Laundry weights
Removing stains
Detergents and additives
Degrees of water hardness
Care and cleaning
Descaling
After each wash
Maintenance wash
External cleaning
Detergent dispenser drawer
Washing drum
Door seal
Drain pump
Cleaning the water inlet filters
Emergency emptying out
Frost precautions
What to do if…
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Technical data
Consumption values
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Installation instructions
Installation
Unpacking
Positioning and levelling
Water inlet
Water-stop device
Water drainage
Electrical connection
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Environment concerns
Packaging materials
Ecological hints
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Subject to change without notice
Safety information
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Operating instructions
Safety information
Read carefully & keep for future reference.
• The safety of Your appliance complies with the industry standards and with legal requirements on the safety of appliances. However, as manufacturers, we feel it is our duty
to provide the following safety notes.
• 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.
• You MUST read them carefully before installing or using the appliance.
• Before first starting up, check the appliance for any damage incurred during transport.
Never connect up a damaged appliance . If parts are damaged, contact your supplier.
• If the appliance is delivered in the winter months when there are minus temperatures.
Store it at room temperature for 24 hours before using for the first time.
General safety
• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt to modify this product in any way.
• During high temperature wash programmes the door glass may get hot. Do not touch
it!
• Make sure that small pets do not climb into the drum. To avoid this, please check into
the drum before using.
• 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.
• Only use the advised quantities of fabric softener and detergent. Damage to the fabric
can ensue if you over-fill. Refer to the manufacturer’s recommendations of quantities.
• Wash small items such as socks, laces, washable belts 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.
• Do not use your washing machine to wash articles with whalebones, material without
hems or torn material.
• Always unplug the appliance and turn off the water supply after use, cleaning and
maintenance.
• Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair the machine yourself. Repairs
carried out by inexperienced people may cause injury or serious malfunctioning. Contact
your local Service Centre. Always insist on genuine spare parts.
Installation
• This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when moving it.
• When unpacking the appliance, check that it is not damaged. If in doubt, do not use it
and contact the Service Centre.
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Safety information
• All packing 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 the user
manual.
• After having installed the appliance, check that it is not standing on the inlet and drain
hose and the worktop is not pressing the electrical supply cable against the wall.
• If the machine is situated on a carpeted floor, please adjust the feet in order to allow air
to circulate freely under the appliance.
• Always be sure, that there is no water leakage from hoses and their connections after
the installation.
• If the appliance is installed in a location subject to frost, please read the “dangers of
freezing” chapter.
• 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.
Use
• This appliance is designed for domestic use. It must not be used for purposes other than
those for which it was designed.
• Only wash fabrics which are designed to be machine washed. Follow the instructions on
each garment label.
• Do not overload the appliance. See the Washing Programme Table.
• 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.
• 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.
• Never pull the power supply cable to remove the plug from the socket; always take hold
of the plug itself.
• Never use the appliance if the power supply cable, the control panel, the working surface
or the base are damaged so that the inside of the washing machine is accessible.
Child Safety
• This appliance is not intended for use by person (including children) with reduced physical
sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge unless they have been
given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible
for their safety.
• The packaging components (e.g. plastic film, polystyrene) can be dangerous to children
- danger of suffocation! Keep them out of children's reach.
• Keep all detergents in a safe place out of children’s reach.
Product description
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• Make sure that children or pets do not climb
into the drum. To prevent children or pets
becoming trapped inside the drum the machine incorporates a special feature. To activate this device, rotate the button (without
pressing it) inside the door clockwise until
the groove is horizontal. If necessary use a
coin. To disable this device and restore the
possibility of closing the door, rotate the
button anticlockwise until the groove is vertical.
Product description
Your new appliance meets all modern requirements for effective treatment of laundry with
low water, energy and detergent consumption.
The ECO valve system allows total use of detergent and reduces water consumption so
saving energy.
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Detergent dispenser drawer
Control panel
Door opening handle
Rating plate
Drain pump
Adjustable feet
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Control panel
Detergent dispenser drawer
Compartment for prewash phase or stain remover.
The prewash detergent is added at the beginning
of the wash programme.
The stain remover is added during the STAIN-Action phase in the main wash.
Compartment for powder or liquid detergent
used for main wash .
Compartment for liquid additives (fabric softener, starch).
Follow the product manufacturer’s recommendations on quantities to use and do not exceed the «MAX» mark in the detergent dispenser drawer. Any fabric softener or starching
additives must be poured into the compartment before starting the wash programme.
Control panel
Below is a picture of the control panel. It shows the programme selector dial as well as the
buttons and the pilot lights. These are presented by relevant numbers on the following
pages.
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Programme selector dial
SPIN reduction button (TPM - ESSORAGE)
STAIN button (VLEKKEN - TACHES)
SUPER QUICK button (EXTRA KORT - RAPIDE)
START/PAUSE button (START/PAUSE - DEPART/PAUSE)
DELAY START button (STARTUITSTEL - DEPART DIFFERE)
Indicator pilot lights
Symbols on the control panel
= Wool
= Cold
= Rinse hold
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First use
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Indicator pilot lights (7)
After having pressed the button 5 , the WASHING
(HOOFDWAS - LAVAGE) pilot light ( 7.1 ) illuminates.
When the pilot light 7.1 comes on this means that
the machine is operating.
When the programme has finished, the END
(EINDE - FIN) pilot light ( 7.2 ) comes on.
When the appliance is performing additional rinses the EXTRA RINSE (EXTRA SPOELEN - RINÇAGE
PLUS) pilot light ( 7.3 ) comes on. To add an additional rinse, please see «Select an additional
rinse».
First use
• Ensure that the electrical and water connections comply with the installation instructions.
• Remove the polystyrene block and any material from the drum.
• Pour 2 liters of water into the main wash compartment of the detergent drawer in
order to activate the ECO valve. Then run a cotton cycle at the highest temperature
without any laundry in the machine, to remove any manufacturing residue from the
drum and tub. Pour 1/2 a measure of detergent into the main wash compartment and
start the machine.
Daily use
Load the laundry
1. Open the door by carefully pulling the
door handle outwards. Place the laundry
in the drum, one item at a time, shaking
them out as much as possible.
2. Close firmly the door. You must hear a
click during closing.
WARNING!
Do not embed the laundry between the door
and the rubber joint.
Measure out the detergent and the fabric softener
Your new appliance was designed to reduce water, energy and detergent consumption.
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Daily use
1. Pull out the dispenser drawer until it
stops. Measure out the amount of detergent required, pour it into the main wash
compartment and, if you wish to carry
out the prewash phase or to perform the
stain function, pour the detergent or the
stain remover into the compartment
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marked
2. If required, pour fabric softener into the
compartment marked (the amount
used must not exceed the MAX mark in
the drawer). Close the drawer gently.
Select the required programme by means of programme selector dial (1)
You can choose the right programme for any type of laundry following the descriptions on
the washing programme tables (see «Washing Programmes»).
Turn the programme selector dial to the required programme. The programme selector
determines the type of washing cycle (e.g. water level, drum movement, number of rinses)
and the washing temperature according to the type of laundry.
The pilot light of button 5 starts blinking.
to Reset
The selector dial can be turned either clockwise or anticlockwise. Position
programme/ Switching OFF of the machine.
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At the end of the programme the selector dial must be turned to position
switch the machine off.
If you turn the programme selector dial to another programme when the machine is working, the yellow pilot light of button 5 will blink 3 times to indicate a wrong selection. The
machine will not perform the new selected programme.
Select the SPIN speed or the RINSE HOLD option (Button 2)
When the required programme has been selected, your appliance automatically proposes
the maximum spin speed provided for that programme.
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Press the button 2 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 light up.
RINSE HOLD : by selecting this option the water of the last rinse is not emptied out to
prevent the fabrics from creasing. When the programme has finished the pilot light 7.2
goes on, the pilot light of button 5 and the pilot light (7.1) are off and the door is blocked
to indicate that the water must be emptied out.
To empty the water out please read chapter «At the end of the programme».
Programme option button
Depending on the programme, different functions can be combined. These must be selected
after choosing the desired programme and before depressing the button 5 . When these
buttons are pressed, the corresponding pilot lights come on. When they are pressed again,
the pilot lights go out.
If an incorrect option is selected, the yellow pilot light of the button 5 blinks for 3 times.
For the compatibility among the washing programmes and the options see chapter «Washing Programmes».
Select the STAIN option (Button 3)
Select this option to treat heavily soiled or stained laundry with stain remover (extended
main wash with time optimised stain action phase). The relevant light will light up.
This option is not available with a temperature lower than 40°C.
CAUTION!
If you wish to perform a programme with the stain option, pour stain remover into compartment
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Select the SUPER QUICK option (Button 4)
By pressing this button, the relevant pilot light comes on and the washing duration will be
reduced to wash lightly soiled laundry. This option is suitable for items that have been used
or worn for a short time.
Select the START/PAUSE (Button 5)
To start the selected programme, press the button 5 ; the corresponding red pilot light
stops flashing.
The pilot light 7.1 is on to indicate that the appliance starts operating and the door is
locked.
To interrupt a programme which is running, press the button 5 : the corresponding red
pilot light starts blinking.
To restart the programme from the point at which it was interrupted, press the button 5
again .
If you have chosen a delayed start, the machine will begin the countdown.
Select the DELAY START (Button 6)
Before you start the programme, if you wish to delay the start, press the button 6
repeatedly, to select the desired delay. The relevant light illuminates. This button makes it
possible to delay the starting of the washing programme by 3, 6 and 9 hours.
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Daily use
You must select this option after you have set the programme and before you press the
button 5 .
You can cancel the delay time at any moment, before you press the button 5 .
If the button 5 has already been pressed:
• set the washing machine to PAUSE by pressing the button 5 ;
• press the button 6 once, the light relevant to the selected delay goes off;
• press the button 5 again to start the programme.
Important!
• The selected delay can be changed only after selecting the washing programme again.
• The door will be locked throughout the delay time. If you need to open the door, you
must first set the washing machine to PAUSE by pressing the button 5 and then wait
some minutes. After you have closed the door, press the button 5 again.
The DELAY START can not be selected with DRAIN programme.
Select an additional rinse
This appliance is designed for saving water. However, for people with a very delicate skin
(allergic to detergents) it may be necessary to rinse the laundry using an extra quantity of
water (extra rinse).
Press simultaneously button 2 and 3 for some seconds: the light 7.3 comes on. This function
stays permanently on. To remove it press the same buttons again until the light 7.3 goes
off.
Altering an option or a running programme
It is possible to change any option before the programme carries it out. Before you make
any change, you must pause the washing machine by pressing the button 5 .
Changing a running programme is possible only by resetting it . Turn the programme
and then to the new programme position. Start the new programme by
selector dial to
pressing the 5 button again. The washing water in the tub will not emptied out.
Interrupting a programme
Press the button 5 to interrupt a programme which is running, the corresponding light
starts blinking. Press the button again to restart the programme.
Cancelling a programme
Turn the selector dial to
a new programme.
to cancel a programme which is running. Now you can select
Opening the door after the programme has started
First set the machine to pause by pressing the button 5 .
After some minutes the door can be opened.
If the door remains locked, this means that the machine is already heating, that the water
level is above the bottom edge of the door. In this case the door can not be opened.
If you cannot open the door but you need to open it you have to switch the machine off
. After about some minutes the door can be opened (pay
by turning the selector dial to
attention to the water level and temperature!) .
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After closing the door, it is necessary to select the programme and options again and to
press button 5 .
At the end of the programme
The machine stops automatically. The pilot light of button 5 and pilot light 7.1 go off. The
phase light 7.2 goes on.
If a programme or an option that ends with water still in the tub has been selected, the
relative pilot light remains lit, the phase light 7.2 goes on, the door remains locked to
indicate that the water must be emptied out before opening the door.
To empty the water out:
• turn the programme selector dial to
• select the DRAIN or SPIN programme
• reduce the spin speed if needed, by means of the relevant button
• press button 5
• when the programme has finished only the pilot light 7.2 comes on.
to switch the machine off. Remove the laundry
Turn the programme selector dial to
from the drum and carefully check that the drum is empty.
If you do not intend to carry out another wash, close the water tap. Leave the door open
to prevent the formation of mildew and unpleasant smells.
Stand by : once the programme has finished after a few minutes the energy saving system
will be enabled. By pressing any button the appliance will come out of the energy saving
status.
Washing programmes
Programme
Maximum and Minimum Temperature
Cycle Description
Maximum Spin Speed
Maximum Fabrics Load
Type of Laundry
COTTONS
KATOEN -BLANC/COULEURS
95° - 30°
Main wash - Rinses - Long spin
Maximum speed at 1600 rpm
Max. load 6 kg - Red. load 3 kg
White and coloured cotton (normally soiled items).
Options
SPIN REDUCTION
RINSE HOLD
STAIN1)
SUPER QUICK2)
EXTRA RINSE
Detergent Compartment
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Washing programmes
Programme
Maximum and Minimum Temperature
Cycle Description
Maximum Spin Speed
Maximum Fabrics Load
Type of Laundry
Options
COTTONS WITH PREWASH
+ VOORWAS / + PRELAVAGE
95° - 40°
Prewash - Main wash - Rinses - Long spin
Maximum spin speed 1600 rpm
Max. load 6 kg - Red. load 3 kg
White or coloured cottons with prewash phase
(heavily soiled items).
SPIN REDUCTION
RINSE HOLD
STAIN1)
SUPER QUICK2)
EXTRA RINSE
SYNTHETICS
SYNTHETICA - SYNTHETIQUES
60°- 30°
Main wash - Rinses - Short spin
Maximum spin speed at 1200 rpm
Max. load 3 kg - Red. load 1.5 kg
Synthetic or mixed fabrics: underwear, coloured
garments, non-shrink shirts, blouses.
SPIN REDUCTION
RINSE HOLD
STAIN1)
SUPER QUICK2)
EXTRA RINSE
EASY IRON
STRIJKVRIJ PLUS - REPASSAGE FACILE PLUS
40°
Main wash - Rinses - Short spin
Maximum spin speed at 1200 rpm
Max. load 1 kg
Synthetic fabrics to be gentle washed and spun.
Selecting this programme the laundry is gently washed and spun to avoid any creasing. In this way ironing
is easier. Furthermore the machine will perform additional rinses.
SPIN REDUCTION
RINSE HOLD
EXTRA RINSE
DELICATES
FIJNE WAS - DÉLICATS
40° - 30°
Main wash - Rinses - Short spin
Maximum spin speed at 1200 rpm
Max. load kg 3 - Red. load kg 1.5
Delicate fabrics: acrylics, viscose, polyester.
SPIN REDUCTION
RINSE HOLD
STAIN1)
SUPER QUICK2)
EXTRA RINSE
Detergent Compartment
Washing programmes
Programme
Maximum and Minimum Temperature
Cycle Description
Maximum Spin Speed
Maximum Fabrics Load
Type of Laundry
Options
WOOL (HANDWASH)
WOL PLUS - LAINE PLUS
30° - Cold
Main wash - Rinses - Short spin
Maximum spin speed at 1200 rpm
Max. load 2 kg
Washing programme for machine washable wool as
well as for hand washable woollens and delicate fabrics. Note : A single or bulky item may cause imbalance. If the appliance doesn’t perform the final spin
phase, add more items, redistribute the load manually
and then select the spinning programme.
SPIN REDUCTION
RINSE HOLD
DELICATE RINSES
KORT SPOELEN - RINÇ. DÉLICATS
Rinses - Short spin
Maximum spin speed at 1200 rpm
Max. load 6 kg
With this programme it is possible to rinse and spin
cotton garments which have been washed by hand.
The machine performs 3 rinses, followed by a final
spin. The spin speed can be reduced by pressing the
relevant button.
SPIN REDUCTION
RINSE HOLD
EXTRA RINSE
DRAIN
POMPEN - VIDANGE
Draining of water
Max. load 6 kg
For emptying out the water of the last rinse in programmes with the option selected, that ends with
water left in the tub. Turn first the programme selector
, then select programme Drain and press
dial to
button 5 .
SPIN
CENTRIFUGEREN - ESSORAGE
Drain and long spin
Maximum spin speed at the maximum speed
Max. load 6 kg
Separate spin for hand washed cotton garments and
after programmes with the option selected, that ends
with water left in the tub. Before selecting this programme the selector dial must be turned to
. You
can choose the spin speed by pressing the relevant
button to adapt it to the fabrics to be spun.
SPIN REDUCTION
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Detergent Compartment
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Helpful hints and tips
Programme
Maximum and Minimum Temperature
Cycle Description
Maximum Spin Speed
Maximum Fabrics Load
Type of Laundry
Options
REFRESH
OPFRISSEN - RAFRAÎCHIR
30°
Main wash - Drain - Short spin
Maximum spin speed at 1200 rpm
Max. load 3 kg
This programme may be used for quick wash for sport
items, or cotton and synthetic items lightly soiled or
worn once.
SPIN REDUCTION
COTTON ECONOMY
ECO - ECONOMIQUE
60°
Main wash - Rinses - Long spin
Maximum spin speed at 1600 rpm
Max. load 6 kg
White and fast coloured cotton .
This programme can be selected for slightly or normally soiled cotton items. The temperature will decrease and the washing time will be extended. This
allows to obtain a good washing efficiency so saving
energy.
SPIN REDUCTION
RINSE HOLD
STAIN1)
EXTRA RINSE
Detergent Compartment
/ OFF
For cancelling the programme which is running or to
switch the machine off .
1) Stain option can be selected only at the temperature of 40°C or higher.
2) If you select the Super Quick option by pressing button 4 , we recommend that you reduce the maximum load
as indicated. (Red. load = reduced load). Full loading is possible however with somewhat reduced cleaning
results.
Helpful hints and tips
Sorting out the laundry
Follow the wash code symbols on each garment label and the manufacturer’s washing
instructions. Sort the laundry as follows: whites, coloureds, synthetics, delicates, woollens.
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Temperatures
95° or 90°
for normally soiled white cottons and linen (e.g. tea cloths, towels,
tablecloths, sheets...)
60°/50°
for normally soiled, colour fast garments (e.g. shirts, night dresses,
pyjamas....) in linen, cotton or synthetic fibres and for lightly soiled
white cotton (e.g. underwear)
40°-30°- Cold
for delicate items (e.g. net curtains), mixed laundry including synthetic fibres and woollens bearing the label «pure new wool, machine washable, non-shrink»
Before loading the laundry
Never wash whites and coloureds together. Whites may lose their «whiteness» in the wash.
New coloured items may run in the first wash; they should therefore be washed separately
the first time.
Make sure that no metal objects are left in the laundry (e.g. hair clips, safety pins,
pins).
Button up pillowcases, close zip fasteners, hooks and poppers. Tie any belts or long tapes.
Remove persistent stains before washing.
Rub particularly soiled areas with a special detergent or detergent paste.
Treat curtains with special care. Remove hooks or tie them up in a bag or net.
Maximum loads
Recommended loads are indicated in the washing programme charts.
General rules:
• Cotton, linen: drum full but not too tightly packed;
• Synthetics: drum no more than half full;
• Delicate fabrics and woollens: drum no more than one third full.
Washing a maximum load makes the most efficient use of water and energy.
For heavily soiled laundry, reduce the load size.
Laundry weights
The following weights are indicative:
The following weights are indicative:
bathrobe
1200 g
quilt cover
700 g
man’s work shirt
600 g
sheet, man’s pyjamas
500 g
tablecloth
250 g
pillow case, towelling towel, night dress, man’s shirt
200 g
tea cloth, ladies’ briefs, napkin, blouse, men’s underpants
100 g
Removing stains
Stubborn stains may not be removed by just water and detergent. It is therefore advisable
to treat them prior to washing.
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Helpful hints and tips
Blood: treat fresh stains with cold water. For dried stains, soak overnight in water with a
special detergent then rub in the soap and water.
Oil based paint: moisten with benzine stain remover, lay the garment on a soft cloth and
dab the stain; treat several times.
Dried grease stains: moisten with turpentine, lay the garment on a soft surface and dab
the stain with the fingertips and a cotton cloth.
Rust: oxalic acid dissolved in hot water or a rust removing product used cold. Be careful
with rust stains which are not recent since the cellulose structure will already have been
damaged and the fabric tends to hole.
Mould stains: treat with bleach, rinse well (whites and fast coloureds only).
Grass: soap lightly and treat with bleach (whites and fast coloureds only).
Ball point pen and glue: moisten with acetone1), lay the garment on a soft cloth and dab
the stain.
Lipstick: moisten with acetone as above, then treat stains with methylated spirits. Treat
any residual marks with bleach.
Red wine: soak in water and detergent, rinse and treat with acetic or citric acid, then rinse.
Treat any residual marks with bleach.
Ink: depending on the type of ink, moisten the fabric first with acetone1), then with acetic
acid; treat any residual marks on white fabrics with bleach and then rinse thoroughly.
Tar stains: first treat with stain remover, methylated spirits or benzine, then rub with
detergent paste.
Detergents and additives
Good washing results also depend on the choice of detergent and use of the correct quantities to avoid waste and protect the environment.
Although biodegradable, detergents contain substances which, in large quantities, can upset the delicate balance of nature.
The choice of detergent will depend on the type of fabric (delicates, woollens, cottons, etc.),
the colour, washing temperature and degree of soiling.
All commonly available washing machine detergents may be used in this appliance:
• powder detergents for all types of fabric
• powder detergents for delicate fabrics (60°C max) and woollens
• liquid detergents, preferably for low temperature wash programmes (60°C max) for all
types of fabric, or special for woollens only.
The detergent and any additives must be placed in the appropriate compartments of the
dispenser drawer before starting the wash programme.
If using liquid detergents, a programme without prewash must be selected.
Your appliance incorporates a recirculation system which allows an optimal use of the
concentrated detergent.
Follow the product manufacturer’s recommendations on quantities to use and do not
exceed the «MAX» mark in the detergent dispenser drawer .
Degrees of water hardness
Water hardness is classified in so-called “degrees” of hardness. Information on hardness of
the water in your area can be obtained from the relevant water supply company, or from
your local authority.
1) do not use acetone on artificial silk
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A water softener must be added when water has a medium-high degree of hardness (from
degree of hardness II). Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. The quantity of detergent
can then always be adjusted to degree of hardness I (= soft).
Degrees of water hardness
Level
Characteristic
German °dH
French °T.H.
1
soft
0-7
0-15
2
medium
8-14
16-25
3
hard
15-21
26-37
4
very hard
> 21
> 37
Care and cleaning
You must DISCONNECT the appliance from the electricity supply, before you can carry out
any cleaning or maintenance work.
Descaling
The water we use normally contains lime. It is a good idea to periodically use a water
softening powder in the machine. Do this separately from any laundry washing, and according to the softening powder manufacturer's instructions. This will help to prevent the
formation of lime deposits.
After each wash
Leave the door open for a while. This helps to prevent mould and stagnant smells forming
inside the appliance. Keeping the door open after a wash will also help to preserve the door
seal.
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 with biological properties.
External cleaning
Clean the exterior cabinet of the appliance with soap and water only, and then dry thoroughly.
Do not use methylated spirits, solvents or similar products to clean the cabinet.
Detergent dispenser drawer
The detergent dispenser drawer should be cleaned regularly.
1. Remove the detergent dispenser drawer by pulling it firmly.
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2. Remove the conditioner insert from the
middle compartment.
3. Clean all parts with water.
4. Put the conditioner insert in as far as it
will go, so that it is firmly in place.
5. Clean all parts of the washing machine,
especially the nozzles in the top of the
washing-in chamber, with a brush.
6. Insert the detergent dispenser drawer in
the guide rails and push it in.
Washing drum
Rust deposits in the drum may occur due to rusting foreign bodies in the washing or tap
water containing iron.
Do not clean the drum with acidic descaling agents, scouring agents containing chlorine
or iron or steel wool.
1. Remove any rust deposits on the drum with a cleaning agent for stainless steel.
2. Run a washing cycle without any washing to clean off any cleaning agent residues.
Programme: Short Cotton Programme at maximum temperature and add approx. 1/4
measuring cup of detergent.
Door seal
Check from time to time the door seal and eliminate eventual possible objects that could be trapped in the fold.
Drain pump
The pump should be inspected regularly and particularly if:
• the machine does not empty and/or spin
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• the machine makes an unusual noise during draining due to objects such as safety pins,
coins etc. blocking the pump.
Proceed as follows:
1. Disconnect the appliance.
2. If necessary wait until the water has cooled down.
3. Open the pump door.
4.
5.
Place a container close to the pump to collect any spillage.
Release the emergency emptying hose, place it in the container and remove its cap
cover.
6.
When no more water comes out, unscrew the pump and remove it. Always
keep a rag nearby to dry up spillage of
water when removing the pump.
7.
Remove any objects from the pump impeller by rotating it.
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8.
Put the cap back on the emergency emptying hose and place the latter back in
its seat.
9. Screw the pump fully in.
10. Close the pump door.
WARNING!
When the appliance is in use and depending on the programme selected there can be hot
water in the pump. Never remove the pump cover during a wash cycle, always wait until
the appliance has finished the cycle, and is empty. When replacing the cover, ensure it is
securely retightened so as to stop leaks and young children being able to remove it.
Cleaning the water inlet filters
If the appliance doesn't fill, takes long to fill water, the starting button blinks yellow or the
display (if available) shows the relevant alarm (see chapter "What to do if..." for more details),
check if the water inlet filters are blocked .
To clean the water inlet filters:
1. Turn off the water tap.
2. Unscrew the hose from the tap.
3. Clean the filter in the hose with a stiff
brush.
4. Screw the hose back onto the tap. Make
sure the connection is tight.
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5. Unscrew the hose from the machine. Keep
a rug nearby because some water may
flow.
6. Clean the filter in the valve with a stiff
brush or with the piece of cloth.
7. Screw the hose back to the machine and
make sure the connection is tight.
8. Turn on the water tap.
Emergency emptying out
If the water is not discharged, proceed as follows to empty out the machine:
1. pull out the plug from the power socket;
2. close the water tap;
3. if necessary, wait until the water has cooled down;
4. open the pump door;
5. place a bowl on the floor and place the end of the emergency emptying hose into the
bowl. Remove its cap. The water should drain by gravity into the bowl. When the bowl
is full, put the cap back on the hose. Empty the bowl. Repeat the procedure until water
stops flowing out;
6. clean the pump if necessary as previously described;
7. replace the emergency emptying hose in its seat after having plugged it;
8. screw the pump again and close the door.
Frost precautions
If the machine is installed in a place where the temperature could drop below 0°C, proceed
as follows:
1. close the water tap and unscrew the water inlet hose from the tap;
2. place the end of the emergency emptying hose and that of the inlet hose in a bowl
placed on the floor and let water drain out;
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What to do if…
3. screw the water inlet hose back on and reposition the emergency emptying hose after
having put the cap on again.
By doing this, any water remaining in the machine is removed, avoiding ice forming and
consequently damage to the appliance.
When you use the machine again, make sure that the ambient temperature is above 0°C.
Every time you drain the water through the emergency emptying hose you must pour 2
litres of water into the main wash compartment of the detergent drawer and then run the
drain programme. This will activate the ECO Valve device avoiding that part of the detergent remains unused at next washing.
What to do if…
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 Centre, please
carry out the checks listed below.
During machine operation it is possible that the yellow pilot light of button 5 blinks to
indicate that the machine is not working.
Once the problem has been eliminated, press the button 5 to restart the programme. If
after all checks, the problem persists, contact your local Service Centre.
Problem
The washing machine does not start:
Possible cause/Solution
The door has not been closed. (Yellow pilot
light of button 5 blinks)
• Close firmly the door.
The plug is not properly inserted in the power
socket.
• Insert the plug into the power socket.
There is no power at the socket.
• Please check your domestic electrical installation.
The main fuse has blown.
• Replace the fuse.
The selector dial is not correctly positioned and
the button 5 has not been pressed.
• Please turn the selector dial and press the
button 5 again.
The delay start has been selected.
• If the laundry are to be washed immediately,
cancel the delay start.
What to do if…
Problem
The machine does not fill:
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Possible cause/Solution
The water tap is closed. (Yellow pilot light of
button 5 blinks)
• Open the water tap.
The inlet hose is squashed or kinked. (Yellow
pilot light of button 5 blinks)
• Check the inlet hose connection.
The filter in the inlet hose or the inlet valve filter
are blocked. (Yellow pilot light of button 5
blinks)
• Clean the water inlet filters (see "Cleaning the
water inlet filters" for more details)
The door is not properly closed. (Yellow pilot
light of button 5 blinks)
• Close firmly the door.
The end of the drain hose is too low.
The machine fills then empties immediately: • Refer to relevant paragraph in «water drainage» section.
The drain hose is squashed or kinked. (Yellow
pilot light of button 5 blinks)
• Check the drain hose connection.
The drain filter is clogged. (Yellow pilot light of
button 5 blinks)
• Clean the drain filter.
An option or a programme that ends with the
The machine does not empty and/or does not
water still in the tub or a that eliminates all the
spin:
spinning phases has been selected.
• Select the draining or spinning programme.
The laundry is not evenly distributed in the drum.
• Redistribute the laundry.
• The laundry load is perhaps to little, add more
items, redistribute the load manually and
then select the spinning programme.
There is water on the floor:
Too much detergent or unsuitable detergent
(creates too much foam) has been used.
• Reduce the detergent quantity or use another
one.
Check whether there are any leaks from one of
the inlet hose fittings. It is not always easy to see
this as the water runs down the hose; check to
see if it is damp.
• Check the water inlet hose connection.
The drain or the inlet hose is damaged.
• Replace it with a new one.
The cap on the emergency emptying hose has
not been replaced or the filter has not been
properly screwed in after cleaning action.
• Refit the cap on the emergency emptying
hose or screw the filter fully in.
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What to do if…
Problem
Possible cause/Solution
Unsatisfactory washing results:
Too little detergent or unsuitable detergent has
been used.
• Increase the detergent quantity or use another one.
Stubborn stains have not been treated prior to
washing.
• Use commercial products to treat the stubborn stains.
The correct temperature was not selected.
• Check if you have selected the correct temperature.
Excessive laundry load.
• Introduce into the drum less laundry.
The door will not open:
The programme is still running.
• Wait the end of washing cycle.
The door lock has not been released.
• Wait a few minutes.
There is water in the drum.
• Select drain or spin programme to empty out
the water.
The machine vibrates is noisy:
The transit bolts and packing have not been removed.
• Check the correct installation of the appliance.
The support feet have not been adjusted.
• Check the correct levelling of the appliance.
The laundry is not evenly distributed in the drum.
• Redistribute the laundry.
Maybe there is very little laundry in the drum.
• Load more laundry.
The machine makes an unusual noise:
The machine is fitted with a type of motor which
makes an unusual noise compared with other
traditional motors. This new motor ensures a
softer start and more even distribution of the
laundry in the drum when spinning, as well as
increased stability of the machine.
No water is visible in the drum:
Machines based on modern technology operate
very economically using very little water without
affecting performance.
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If you are unable to identify or solve the problem,
contact our service centre. Before telephoning,
make a note of the model, serial number and purchase date of your machine: the Service Centre
will require this information.
Technical data
Dimensions
Width
Height
Depth
60 cm
85 cm
63 cm
Electrical connection
Voltage - Overall power - Fuse
Information on the electrical connection is given on the rating
plate, on the inner edge of the appliance door.
Water supply pressure
Minimum
Maximum
0,05 MPa
0,8 MPa
Maximum Load
Cotton
6 kg
Spin Speed
Maximum
1600 rpm
Consumption values
Programme
White Cottons 95°
Cottons 60°
Energy consumption
(KWh)
Water consumption
(litres)
Programme duration
(Minutes)
2.0
61
135
1.3
58
125
1.02
45
150
Cottons 40°
0.7
58
120
Synthetics 40°
0.5
50
80
Delicates 40°
0.55
60
65
Wool/ Handwash 30°
0.25
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Cotton ECO 60°
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1) «Cottons Eco» at 60°C with a load of 6 kg is the reference programme for the data entered in the energy label,
in compliance with EEC 92/75 standards.
The consumption data shown on this chart is to be considered purely indicative, as it may
vary depending on the quantity and type of laundry, on the inlet water temperature and
on the ambient temperature.
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Installation
Installation instructions
Installation
Unpacking
All transit bolts and packing must be removed before using the appliance.
You are advised to keep all transit devices so that they can be refitted if the machine ever
has to be transported again.
1. After removing all the packaging, carefully lay machine on it’s back to remove the
polystyrene base from the bottom.
2. Remove the power supply cable and the
draining hose from the hose holders on
the rear of the appliance.
Installation
3. Unscrew the three bolts with the key supplied with the machine.
4. Slide out the relevant plastic spacers.
5. Open the porthole, take out the inlet hose
from the drum and remove the polystyrene block fitted on the door seal.
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6. Fill the smaller upper hole and the two
large ones with the corresponding plastic
plug caps supplied in the bag containing
the instruction booklet.
7. Connect the water inlet hose as described
under the paragraph «Water inlet».
Positioning and levelling
Install the machine on a flat hard floor.
Make sure that air circulation around the machine
is not impeded by carpets, rugs etc.
Before placing it on small tiles, apply a rubber
coating.
Never try to correct any unevenness in the floor
by putting pieces of wood, cardboard or similar
materials under the machine.
If it is impossible to avoid positioning the machine
next to a gas cooker or coalburning stove, an insulating panel covered with aluminium foil on the
side facing the cooker or stove, must be inserted
between the two appliances.
The machine must not be installed in rooms where the temperature can drop below 0°C.
The water inlet hose and the drain hose must not be kinked.
Please ensure that when the appliance is installed, it is easily accessible for the engineer in
the event of a breakdown.
Carefully level by screwing the adjustable feet in or out. Never place cardboard, wood or
similar materials under the machine to compensate for any unevenness in the floor.
Water inlet
An inlet hose is supplied and can be found inside the machine drum.
This appliance must be connected to a cold water supply.
Do not use the hose from your previous machine to connect to the water supply.
Installation
1. Open the porthole and extract the inlet
hose.
2. Connect the hose with the angled connection to the machine.
Do not place the inlet hose downwards.
Angle the hose to the left or right depending on the position of your water tap.
3. Set the hose correctly by loosening the
ring nut. After positioning the inlet hose,
be sure to tighten the ring nut again to
prevent leaks.
4. Connect the hose to a tap with a 3/4”
thread. Always use the hose supplied with
the appliance.
The inlet hose must not be lengthened. If it is
too short and you do not wish to move the
tap, you will have to purchase a new, longer
hose specially designed for this type of use.
Installation should comply with local water
authority and building regulations requirements. Check the minimum water pressure
required for safe operation of the appliance in
the chapter "Technical Data".
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Water-stop device
The inlet hose is provided with a water stop device,
which protects against damage caused by water
leaks in the hose which could develop due to natural ageing of the hose. This fault is shown by a
red sector in the window «A» . Should this occur,
turn the water tap off and refer to your Service
Centre to replace the hose.
Water drainage
The end of the drain hose can be positioned in three ways:
1. Hooked over the edge of a sink using the plastic hose guide supplied with the
machine.
In this case, make sure the end cannot come unhooked when the machine is emptying.
This could be done by tying it to the tap
with a piece of string or attaching it to the
wall.
2. In a sink drain pipe branch. This branch
must be above the trap so that the bend
is at least 60 cm above the ground.
3. Directly into a drain pipe at a height of
not less than 60 cm and not more than 90
cm.
The end of the drain hose must always be
ventilated, i.e. the inside diameter of the drain
pipe must be larger than the outside diameter
of the drain hose.
The drain hose must not be kinked.
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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 Centre.
Electrical connection
Information on the electrical connection is given on the rating plate on the inner edge of
the appliance door.
Check that your domestic electrical installation can take the maximum load required, also
taking into account any other appliances in use.
WARNING!
Connect the machine to an earthed socket.
WARNING!
The manufacturer does not accept any responsibility for damage or injury through
failure to comply with the above safety precaution.
WARNING!
The power supply cable must be easily accessible after installing the machine.
WARNING!
Should the appliance power supply cable need to be replaced, this must be carried
out by a Service Centre.
Environment concerns
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be
treated as household waste. Instead it should be taken to the appropriate 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 council, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased
the product.
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Packaging materials
The materials marked with the symbol are recyclable.
>PE<=polyethylene
>PS<=polystyrene
>PP<=polypropylene
This means that they can be recycled by disposing of them properly in appropriate collection
containers.
Ecological hints
To save water, energy and to help protect the environment, we recommend that you follow
these tips:
• Normally soiled laundry may be washed without prewashing in order to save detergent,
water and time (the environment is protected too!).
• The machine works more economically if it is fully loaded.
• With adequate pre-treatment, stains and limited soiling can be removed; the laundry
can then be washed at a lower temperature.
• Measure out detergent according to the water hardness, the degree of soiling and the
quantity of laundry being washed.
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