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Electrolux Home Products Australia
telephone: 1300 363 640
fax:
1800 350 067
email:
customercare@electrolux.com.au
web:
www.electrolux.com.au
Congratulations
Congratulations and thank you for choosing our washing
machine. We are sure you will find your new washing
machine a pleasure to use. Before you use the washing
machine, we recommend that you read through the entire
user manual, which provides the description of the washing
machine and its functions.
To avoid the risks that are always present when you use
an electric appliance, it is important that the washing
machine is installed correctly and that you read the safety
instructions carefully to avoid misuse and hazards.
We recommend that you keep this instruction booklet for
future reference and pass it on to any future owners.
After unpacking the washing machine please check it is
not damaged. If in doubt, do not use the appliance but
contact your local Electrolux Customer Care Centre.
Electrolux Home Products New Zealand
phone:
09 573 2384
fax:
09 573 2221
email:
customercare@electrolux.co.nz
web:
www.electrolux.co.nz
The Thoughtful Design Innovator.
Do you remember the last time you opened a gift that made you say
“Oh! How did you know? That’s exactly what I wanted!” That’s the kind of
feeling that the designers at Electrolux seek to evoke in everyone who
chooses or uses one of our products. We devote time, knowledge, and a
great deal of thought to anticipating and creating the kind of appliances that
our customers really need and want.
This kind of thoughtful care means innovating with insight. Not design for
design’s sake, but design for the user’s sake. For us, thoughtful design means
making appliances easier to use and tasks more enjoyable to perform, freeing
our customers to experience that ultimate 21st century luxury, ease of mind.
Our aim is to make this ease of mind more available to more people in more
parts of their everyday lives, all over the world. So when we say we’re thinking
of you, you know we mean just that.
Electrolux. Thinking of you.
Share more of our thinking at www.electrolux.com.au
P/No. 616-200-531 (119371500)
© Copyright 2008 Electrolux Home Products Pty Ltd
ABN 51 004 762 341
Print code: EWATERAID806+606UM_Feb 08
user manual
water aid washing machine
(EWT806 and EWT606)
Contents
• Control panel
• Water Aid recirculation system
• Water consumption comparision
• Important safety instructions
• Mains pressure water
• Information on disposal for users
• New water saving technology
– How does the Water Aid recirculation system work?
– Water Aid recirculation system
– Inner washbowl design
– Draining wash and deep rinse water
– The rinse options
– How does Eco Rinse work?
• About your washing machine
– Detergent recommendation
– Detergent and fabric softener dispensers
– Fabric softener recommendation
– Lid lock feature
– Auto sensing water level feature
– Button response and digital display
– Out of balance interruption
– Washing instructions
• Preparing for your wash
– Sort your washing into separate loads
– Load the washing machine
– Detergent and fabric softener use
– Adding detergent and fabric softener
– Add bleach
• Operating your washing machine
– Starting your washing machine
– Choosing your own wash program settings
– Program button & Wash program guide
– Water Aid recirculation system active programs
– Dirt Level button
– Water Level button
– Auto sensing water level
– Checking the water level
– Temp. button
– Spin speed
– Drip dry
– Selecting spin only
– Rinse Option button
– Start/Pause button
– Lid Locked
– Progress of your wash program
– Advance button
– Digital display
– Favourite button
– Delay start option
– Soak option
– Customising the auto sensing water level
– To switch off the end of program ‘beep’
• Caring for your washing machine
– What to do after you have finished your washing
– Cleaning the dispenser and lint filter
– Cleaning your washing machine
– Cleaning stains in the washbowl
– Avoiding build-up of undissolved detergents
– Clearing build-up
– Removing your washing machine lid
• Helpful hints in dealing with washing problems
– Residues on washed items
– Yellowing or greying clothes
– Stained clothes - Hints for removing stains
• A guide to stain removal
• Troubleshooting
• Troubleshooting fault displays
• Warranty
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Electrolux Home Products Australia
telephone: 1300 363 640
fax:
1800 350 067
email:
customercare@electrolux.com.au
web:
www.electrolux.com.au
Congratulations
Congratulations and thank you for choosing our washing
machine. We are sure you will find your new washing
machine a pleasure to use. Before you use the washing
machine, we recommend that you read through the entire
user manual, which provides the description of the washing
machine and its functions.
To avoid the risks that are always present when you use
an electric appliance, it is important that the washing
machine is installed correctly and that you read the safety
instructions carefully to avoid misuse and hazards.
We recommend that you keep this instruction booklet for
future reference and pass it on to any future owners.
After unpacking the washing machine please check it is
not damaged. If in doubt, do not use the appliance but
contact your local Electrolux Customer Care Centre.
Electrolux Home Products New Zealand
phone:
09 573 2384
fax:
09 573 2221
email:
customercare@electrolux.co.nz
web:
www.electrolux.co.nz
The Thoughtful Design Innovator.
Do you remember the last time you opened a gift that made you say
“Oh! How did you know? That’s exactly what I wanted!” That’s the kind of
feeling that the designers at Electrolux seek to evoke in everyone who
chooses or uses one of our products. We devote time, knowledge, and a
great deal of thought to anticipating and creating the kind of appliances that
our customers really need and want.
This kind of thoughtful care means innovating with insight. Not design for
design’s sake, but design for the user’s sake. For us, thoughtful design means
making appliances easier to use and tasks more enjoyable to perform, freeing
our customers to experience that ultimate 21st century luxury, ease of mind.
Our aim is to make this ease of mind more available to more people in more
parts of their everyday lives, all over the world. So when we say we’re thinking
of you, you know we mean just that.
Electrolux. Thinking of you.
Share more of our thinking at www.electrolux.com.au
P/No. 616-200-531 (119371500)
© Copyright 2008 Electrolux Home Products Pty Ltd
ABN 51 004 762 341
Print code: EWATERAID806+606UM_Feb 08
user manual
water aid washing machine
(EWT806 and EWT606)
Contents
• Control panel
• Water Aid recirculation system
• Water consumption comparision
• Important safety instructions
• Mains pressure water
• Information on disposal for users
• New water saving technology
– How does the Water Aid recirculation system work?
– Water Aid recirculation system
– Inner washbowl design
– Draining wash and deep rinse water
– The rinse options
– How does Eco Rinse work?
• About your washing machine
– Detergent recommendation
– Detergent and fabric softener dispensers
– Fabric softener recommendation
– Lid lock feature
– Auto sensing water level feature
– Button response and digital display
– Out of balance interruption
– Washing instructions
• Preparing for your wash
– Sort your washing into separate loads
– Load the washing machine
– Detergent and fabric softener use
– Adding detergent and fabric softener
– Add bleach
• Operating your washing machine
– Starting your washing machine
– Choosing your own wash program settings
– Program button & Wash program guide
– Water Aid recirculation system active programs
– Dirt Level button
– Water Level button
– Auto sensing water level
– Checking the water level
– Temp. button
– Spin speed
– Drip dry
– Selecting spin only
– Rinse Option button
– Start/Pause button
– Lid Locked
– Progress of your wash program
– Advance button
– Digital display
– Favourite button
– Delay start option
– Soak option
– Customising the auto sensing water level
– To switch off the end of program ‘beep’
• Caring for your washing machine
– What to do after you have finished your washing
– Cleaning the dispenser and lint filter
– Cleaning your washing machine
– Cleaning stains in the washbowl
– Avoiding build-up of undissolved detergents
– Clearing build-up
– Removing your washing machine lid
• Helpful hints in dealing with washing problems
– Residues on washed items
– Yellowing or greying clothes
– Stained clothes - Hints for removing stains
• A guide to stain removal
• Troubleshooting
• Troubleshooting fault displays
• Warranty
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Water Aid recirculation system
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3 Dirt level button – press to select wash time
4 Water level button – press to select water level or auto
Patent Pending
5 Temp. button – press to select wash temperature
6 Spin button – press to select spin speed
7 Advance button – press to advance wash program
8 Rinse Option button – press to change rinse type
Water consumption comparison – Water Aid versus traditional
9Favourite button – allows you to save a wash program
10Start/Pause button
Water Aid recirculation system active
your new washer with these rinse options
11Soak button – press to select soak time
12Digital display
13Delay button – press to delay wash program
14Lid Locked indicator light
Traditional top load washer
No recirculation or Eco rinse
Eco Rinse
Deep Rinse
Deep Rinse
Wash water (litres)
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Eco Rinse (litres)
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Total water used (litres)
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Approx. litres of water per
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(Litres/kg at kilogram rated capacity as tested to AS2040)
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3 Dirt level button – press to select wash time
4 Water level button – press to select water level or auto
Patent Pending
5 Temp. button – press to select wash temperature
6 Spin button – press to select spin speed
7 Advance button – press to advance wash program
8 Rinse Option button – press to change rinse type
Water consumption comparison – Water Aid versus traditional
9Favourite button – allows you to save a wash program
10Start/Pause button
Water Aid recirculation system active
your new washer with these rinse options
11Soak button – press to select soak time
12Digital display
13Delay button – press to delay wash program
14Lid Locked indicator light
Traditional top load washer
No recirculation or Eco rinse
Eco Rinse
Deep Rinse
Deep Rinse
Wash water (litres)
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electrolux water aid washing machine important safety instructions/mains water pressure 1
Important safety instructions
Please read the user manual carefully and store in a handy
place for later reference. Pass the user manual on to
possible new owners of the washing machine.
The symbols you will see in this booklet have these meanings:
warning
This symbol indicates information concerning your
personal safety
Mains pressure water
warning
If you have mains pressure hot water service and it
has not been used for two or three weeks:
• Before using the washing machine it is recommended
that a hot water tap close to the washing machine be
turned on and the water allowed to flow for a couple of
minutes. This will allow any gas pressure that has built
up over the period of non-use to be discharged.
For further details, please refer to your hot water service
installation instruction and owners guide.
caution
This symbol indicates information on how to avoid
damaging the washing machine
Information on disposal for users
tips and information
This symbol indicates tips and information about use
of the washing machine
environmental tip
This symbol indicates tips and information about
economical and ecological use of the washing
machine
Meanings of symbols used in this manual are shown below:
This symbol indicates never to do this
This symbol indicates always do this
warning
It is important to use your washing machine safely.
Check these safety points before using your washing
machine.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (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.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
If this appliance is supplied from an extension cord or portable
electrical outlet device, the extension cord or portable
electrical outlet device shall be positioned so that it is not
subject to splashing or entry of moisture.
If the electrical cord of this appliance is damaged, it must be
replaced by the Manufacturer, Authorised Service Agent or
similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
environmental tip
• Most of the packing materials are recyclable. Please
dispose of those materials through your local recycling
depot or by placing them in appropriate collection
containers.
• If you wish to discard this product, please contact your
local authorities and ask for the correct method of disposal.
• When discarding this product, remove the lid and dispose
of it separately from the washer to avoid the risk of a child
being locked inside the machine.
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New water saving technology
This washing machine features many wash program options
allowing you to select exactly the right combination for each
wash load to clean and care for your clothes.
Additionally, when you choose to use Eco rinse with the new
technology Water Aid recirculation system in this washing
machine, considerable water savings can be made.
We tell you more about the new technology, how it works
and the amount of water saved on following pages.
environmental tip
• T
his washer is energy efficient and most water efficient
when used with a full load of clothes and with Eco rinse
selected.
• The first time you switch on your new machine, Eco
rinse is selected for you to help you save money and to
reduce the impact on the environment. You can select
Deep Rinse for your first wash load if you wish.
If you have previously used a top load agitator type washer,
you need to know that your new washer works differently.
This washer uses much less water per load of washing and
does it through two new technologies.
1.Water Aid Recirculation system – In most wash and
deep rinses the recirculation system is active and a
recirculation pump runs to keep water at a low level in
the outer bowl, and at a correct level in the washbowl.
Water Aid recirculation saves 33% of wash and
deep rinse water.
However, to give better wash results for some types
of loads, soil levels and detergent combinations, some
programs do not have the recirculation system active in
the wash stage, and some programs do not have the
recirculation system active in both the wash and deep
rinse stages. (see Water Aid recirculation system active
programs on page 7.)
Savings in water usage are realised whatever your load
size. Load sensing coupled with the Water Aid System
ensures that only the correct amount of water required
is used. The machine senses the load size and adjusts
the amount of water required while continuing to keep
water at a low level in the outer bowl.
2.Eco rinse is available as the preferred rinsing option. It is
done by spraying water on the clothes, spinning the water
out and repeating this sequence four more times. Deep
rinse is available but the clothes are fully submerged in
rinse water before draining and final spin. Eco and deep
are both effective at removing detergent. In this washer,
Eco rinse saves 75% of the deep rinse water used in
a traditional top load agitator machine and is not designed
for use with fabric conditioner.
environmental tip
Choosing program settings in which the Water Aid
recirculation system is active (see table on page 7), and
choosing an Eco rinse, will use less than half the water of
traditional top load washing machines.
How does the Water Aid recirculation system work?
When program settings activate the recirculation system, it
works as follows. Excess water in the outer bowl is pumped
into the inner washbowl through a newly developed Water
Aid recirculation system.
Control of the water flow from the inner washbowl to the
outer bowl has been achieved through the redesign of the
washbowl drain holes.
The Water Aid recirculation system provides water savings
whatever the load size by utilising water in the outer bowl.
Water Aid recirculation system (Patent Pending)
After your washing machine has filled with water for your
wash, the Water Aid recirculation pump will begin to draw
down water from the outer bowl and pump it into the inner
washbowl.
The Water Aid recirculation pump cycles on and off, working
for 100 seconds then resting for 5 seconds. This maintains
the correct level of water in the washbowl while keeping the
water in the outer bowl to a minimum.
The stop and go flow of the Water Aid recirculation pump
also effectively keeps the pump free and clear of lint.
ou will hear the Water Aid recirculation pump switching on
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and off during wash and deep rinse, if selected.
The water level may appear to be too low for your wash,
but as the Water Aid recirculation pump draws water from
the outer bowl the water level will increase in the inner
washbowl to the correct height for your wash.
Inner washbowl design
The design of the inner washbowl is the most apparent
change to your washing machine.
slot-shaped
drain hole
Gone are the hundreds of drain holes normally seen in
the washbowl. These have been replaced with a few slot
shaped holes inside teardrop shaped indentations arranged
evenly around the washbowl wall. The number and design
of the drain holes control the flow of water from the
washbowl to the outer bowl.
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About your washing machine
Draining wash and deep rinse water
At the end of the wash stage and deep rinse stage, if deep
rinse is selected, the Water Aid recirculation pump will stop.
There will be a delay to allow water to flow through washbowl
drain holes into the outer bowl. After the delay, the drain
pump will start pumping water out through the drain hose
and then the pump will stop.
The drain pump will cycle ‘ON’ and ‘OFF’ in this manner
several times, waiting each time for water to move from the
washbowl to the outer bowl before starting again.
You will hear the drain pump switching on and off during
draining stages of the wash program.
The rinse options
There are two rinses to choose from… Eco rinse and Deep
rinse.
Rinse option
Eco
Eco rinse
Eco rinse is a spray
rinse giving you
maximum water saving
Deep
deep rinse
Deep rinse uses much
more water
How does Eco Rinse work?
When Eco Rinse is used, rinse water is sprayed into the
washbowl in pulses. After each pulse the washbowl will
spin to remove detergent laden water from the clothes.
The machine will go through a series of five pulse spray and
short spin cycles in this manner, followed by a final long spin
that removes the water from the clothes to complete the full
wash program.
Compare this with deep rinse where much more water is used.
For deep rinse, water enters the machine filling up to the
wash water level selected. The washer agitates and finally
empties the rinse water through the drain hose. If the
recirculation system is active during a deep rinse, the water
saving is similar to the wash. In the “Water Consumption
Comparison” table on page iii you can see the water
savings made from using Eco Rinse combined with water
savings due to recirculation.
tips and information
If you are selecting the Wool wash program or you intend
to use fabric softener, you need to read “Rinse Option” on
page 9, “Operating your washing machine”.
We recommend you read the instructions for adding
detergent, fabric softener or bleach before you do your first
wash load. See pages 5 and 6.
Detergent recommendation
Using water saving technologies of this machine, it is similar
to a front load washing machine and its revolutionary design
is optimised for low sudsing detergents.
caution
Use only low sudsing detergent designed for use
in front load washing machines or high efficiency
washers - for example, Cold Power for Front Loaders
and High Efficiency Top Loaders or detergents
labelled “Matic”.
• F
ailure to use the recommended detergent, or using too
much detergent is likely to create over-sudsing and give
poor rinse and spin performance.
• If you are using concentrated detergent it is very easy to
accidentally overdose. Take care.
• Detergent in tablet form or sachets should be dropped
directly into the washbowl i.e. do NOT put them in the
dispenser drawer if one is fitted.
Detergent and fabric softener dispensers
Model 806 has a dispenser drawer that will automatically
add detergent and fabric softener to your wash load,
dispensing them at the correct time in the wash program
you have selected. You will find the dispenser drawer in the
top panel of your washing machine, above the washbowl.
The dispenser can be used with powder or liquid detergents
by following the instructions on pages 5 and 6.
If you prefer not to use the dispenser to add detergent, mix
the detergent in one litre of hot or warm water and add
pre-mixed detergent to your wash load in the washbowl.
tips and information
You must use the dispenser drawer if you select the Delay
start option.
Model 606 does not have a dispenser drawer. You add
detergent mixed with water directly to the washbowl.
It does have a dispenser for fabric softener in the filter
column at the top of the agitator. The fabric softener will
be automatically dispensed at the correct time in the wash
program. For instructions, refer page 6.
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About your washing machine
Fabric softener recommendation
If you use fabric softener, you need to select the Deep
rinse option and not use Eco rinse for your wash load. (See
“Rinse Option” page 9)
Button response and digital display
tips and information
Always press the buttons gently.
Fabric softener makes clothes softer and reduces static
so that clothes do not cling to you when worn. However,
you do not have to use softener, your machine will wash
perfectly well without it. (For more information, refer pages
5 and 6)
Lid lock feature
Lid lock is a safety feature in your washing machine to
ensure the lid is not opened during a stage in the wash
program when it would be hazardous for you to do so.
The lid will lock in the closed position when the machine is
spinning. The “Lid Locked” indicator light will be on.
caution
Do not try to force open the lid when it is locked.
At all other times, you will be able to easily open the lid
when it is unlocked and the indicator light is off. This gives
you the flexibility of a traditional top load washing machine.
(See Lid Locked on page 9 for more information).
Auto sensing water level feature
Auto sensing is a feature where the washer fills automatically
with water to just the right level for your clothes load. You do
have the option to manually set the water level if you wish.
When you turn on your machine, and after a wash has
finished in preparation for the next wash, the water level
defaults to auto.
We recommend you use the auto sensing water level option
to ensure there is just the right amount of water for the
wash load in the machine. In other words, it will usually give
you the best wash while also being the most efficient in
terms of water usage.
At times during a wash it may appear your machine is either
doing nothing or intermittently it is only gently vibrating/
jiggling/agitating.
This is because your machine could be:
• In auto sensing test mode and the machine is
determining the correct amount of water for your wash.
(See page 8).
• At a drain stage of the wash program and the machine
is allowing time for water to flow from the washbowl to
the outer bowl (See ‘Draining wash & deep rinse water’
page 3).
• Engaging or disengaging the drive clutch mechanism.
Wait a short time, your washing machine will complete the
above tasks and continue with the wash.
The amount of water for auto is factory set at an optimised
level. You can adjust the Auto level up or down by a small
amount. For more information see ‘Customising the auto
sensing water level’ page 12.
• W
atch the indicator lights on the control panel to see
what effect pressing a button has and listen for the
‘beeps’.
• When you press a button you will get a short ‘beep’ to
acknowledge the entry. If you press a button and the
option is not available at the time, a long ‘error beep’
will be heard.
• Sometimes you will get a delay after pressing a button
before the machine responds.
• The digital display will show the time in minutes (or
hours and minutes) to complete the wash program.
This time does not include the time that the washing
machine will take to fill with water.
• The digital display will also show information codes. For
more information see page 10 for digital display codes
or page 19 for fault codes.
Out of balance interruption
The washing machine can stop during rinse and spin stages
of a wash program because of an out of balance condition.
You will know this has happened because the machine will
show
in the digital display.
Out of balance is caused by uneven distribution of clothes
in the washbowl.
To correct the out of balance condition, open the lid and
redistribute the clothes evenly in the space between the
agitator and the wall of the washbowl. You may have to wait
a moment for the lid to unlock before opening the lid.
Closing the lid will start the machine and resume the wash
program.
If you have frequent out of balance interruptions, it may be
due to your washing machine not standing firm and level on
the floor. This can be corrected by adjusting the machine
legs as described in the Installation instructions supplied
with your machine.
Using too high a water level for small loads can also cause
out of balance interruption. Select auto sensing or lower
water levels when washing small loads.
Washing instructions
The washing instructions beginning on the next page are of
a general nature and you should get good wash results by
following them.
However, due to the variables of fabric types, soil levels,
detergent types and available program settings you may
find some combinations of these which do not always result
in the perfect wash.
If for example you see residuals of detergent or soils on
some items, please read the section Residues on washed
items on page 15.
Over time you will learn what is the best set-up of
programs, detergent and load sorting for different load
types and soils.
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Preparing for your wash
Sort your washing into separate wash loads
Each load of washing should contain clothing which needs
the same washing conditions. For example, you should not
wash delicate clothes with very dirty work clothes. Colour
fast and non-colourfast fabrics should be separated.
Knowing the type of fabrics you have and how dirty they
are will help when you make selections from the wash
program options. Some fabrics are lint collectors and can
pick up lint, dirt and colour from other fabrics which are lint
producers. Some examples are listed below:
Lint collectors
Lint producers
Corduroy
Towels
Synthetics
Nappies
Permanent press fabrics
Chenille/Candlewick
tips and information
Make sure that you wash lint collectors separately from lint
producers.
Check your clothes to avoid damage
• Empty all pockets. Close all hooks and zippers to avoid
snagging clothes.
• Wash bras, pantyhose and other delicates in a mesh
laundry bag, which you can purchase from your
supermarket.
• D
on’t use too much detergent. This will give you too
many suds causing low spin speeds, poor rinsing and overloading the motor during spin stages of the wash
program.
• Don’t use too little detergent because you will get a poor
wash. If you think you need more, increase dosages by only small amounts to avoid excessive suds.
• See Adding detergent for a Delay start on page 11.
caution
Do not spill fabric softener on the clothes as it may
stain them.
Add the detergent – Model 806
When using the washing machine for the first time, check
that the dispenser is set for the type of detergent you will
use. To do this, proceed as follows:
1. Pull the dispenser drawer forward until it stops.
2.Lift the front of the drawer up and forward to remove it
from the runners.
3.Check the position of the flap at the rear of the
detergent compartment in the dispenser drawer.
(Factory setting is flap up for powder.)
clip flap up for
powder
caution
Pre-treatment sprays and stain removers
• Pre-treatment sprays and stain removers can damage
plastic components on your washing machine.
• If you use pre-treatment sprays or stain removers,
apply them to the clothing well away from your
washing machine.
Load the washing machine
When loading the clothes into your washing machine, there
are four things to remember:
• Clothes must be loaded evenly around the agitator. For
best results load small items first, followed by large items.
• Clothes must not be wrapped around the agitator.
• The washing machine must not be overloaded. Clothes
must be able to move around during washing.
• The load should contain only three or four large items,
for example, sheets. The rest of the load should be
small items. A mixed load of large and small items will
wash cleaner than a load of all large items.
Detergent and fabric softener use
• Don’t use the wrong type of detergent. You must
use a low sudsing detergent designed for front load
washing machines or high efficiency top loaders,
such as Cold Power for Front Loaders and High
Efficiency Top Loaders or detergents labelled “Matic”.
• Don’t use soap-based products in your washing machine.
4.Clip the flap down if you are going to use liquid detergent.
clip flap down for
liquid
5.Refit the dispenser back into its runners.
Remember: If you change the type of detergent
you use, the position of the flap will need
changing. See above.
6.You are now ready to add detergent. Measure the
amount you will use and pour it into the detergent
compartment of the dispenser drawer.
add detergent
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When using liquid detergent, some may leak out of the
dispenser into the wash load earlier than expected through
small openings in the back of the dispenser. These
openings are to help the flushing out of detergent.
7.If you want to use fabric softener, see ‘Add fabric softener’.
8.Close the drawer by pushing it backwards into the top
panel of the washing machine when you have finished
adding detergent and softener.
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Add fabric softener – Model 806
Before adding softener to the dispenser, make sure the
siphon cap is pushed firmly down onto the spigot in
the drawer. The softener will not siphon out if the cap is
incorrectly fitted, is missing or blocked with residue.
You are now ready to add fabric softener.
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siphon cap
pushed down
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Add fabric softener – Model 606
Measure the correct amount of fabric softener by following
the recommendations on the package.
Mix softener with an equal amount of warm water but only
mix enough to fill to the line marked inside the cup. The
softener cup holds 75ml.
Pour the mixed softener into the cup in the top of the
agitator. Be careful not to spill softener on clothes in the
wash bowl as you pour it, as it may stain them.
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add fabric
softener
Measure the correct amount as recommended on the
softener package into a cup and then pour it into the
softener compartment of the dispenser drawer.
caution
Do not overfill the fabric softener dispenser.
Overfilling and then siphoning out too early can cause
softener and detergent to mix resulting in staining problems.
The softener dispenser holds 100ml when filled up to
the MAX marker. Any level lower than MAX will function
correctly.
Add bleach
Bleaching of clothes can help remove stains, heavy soiling
and to kill bacteria.
MAX - Do not fill above this height
siphon cap
v
caution
Only use the detergent compartment for detergent
and the fabric softener compartment for fabric
softener.
Add the detergent – Model 606
Measure the amount of detergent you will use and mix in
one litre of hot or warm water.
Add the pre-mixed detergent to the wash load in the
washbowl.
add bleach
here
• O
xygen type – This is generally a powder type bleach.
Mix the required quantity with water and pour down the
bleach hole in the top panel during the fill when there is
some water in the washbowl. Refer to the instructions
on the bleach container.
• Chlorine type – This type of bleach should not be
mixed with detergent.
Mix the bleach with water as per instructions on the
container. Start to fill the washing machine with water.
When there is some water in the washbowl, pour the
bleach solution down the hole in the top panel. Allow
the washing machine to finish filling and to agitate for a
few minutes, then let it stand for the required time.
Advance machine to Spin to empty the washbowl,
then wash the clothes load using detergent and your
selected wash program.
tips and information
leach should not be used on silk, wool, rayon or drip
B
dry clothes.
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Operating your washing machine
Starting your washing machine
1. Turn on the taps
2. Close the lid
3. Press the Power button
Program button
Press the Program button until the light
indicates the program you want to use.
Each press of the Program button changes
the wash program to the next program.
When you choose the Wool program, the
Deep rinse option is automatically selected
for you. You cannot select Eco rinse with
the Wool wash program.
Power button
The machine will ‘beep” twice, briefly display a number in
the digital display and then it is ready for you to select the
wash program settings.
Please wait for this to happen before attempting to operate
the machine.
If the displayed settings are what you want to use then
press Start/Pause to start the wash program.
To select a different program or change other settings, read
the following instructions.
Water Aid recirculation system active programs
Your machine is programmed with the recirculation system
active in most wash and deep rinse stages of the various
wash programs. The following table shows when the
recirculation is active during wash and deep rinse, for the
different settings of Wash Program and Dirt Level.
Is the recirculation system active?
Dirt Level
Light
Medium
Heavy
Wash
Deep
Rinse
Wash
Deep
Rinse
Wash
Deep
Rinse
Intensive
No
No
No
No
No
No
Normal / Heavy
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Normal
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
NOTE: On powering up the machine, and also after a wash
has finished in preparation for the next wash, the water level
defaults to auto sensing and rinse defaults to Eco. (If your
last wash was a Drip dry / Deep rinse program, then rinse
will stay at deep).
Wash Program
Wool
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Choosing your own wash program settings
• Settings can be changed at any time, even when a
wash is in progress or when the machine is paused.
When running there will be a short delay of 2 seconds
before a change to settings takes effect. This is to allow
you time to complete your desired changes.
• If you make a change to settings during a wash, the
progress of the wash may not continue exactly from
where it was in the program before the change.
• When you try to make a change to settings and the
selection you make is unavailable at the time, you will
hear a long ‘error beep’.
Delicate
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
NOTE: Eco Rinse
With most programs you have an option of selecting an Eco
Rinse, in which case the Deep Rinse column of the table above
is not relevant. Recirculation is not active during Eco Rinse.
Wash program guide
Wash program
(Program button)
Recommended
dirt level
Recommended
temp. wash water
Using the program
Intensive
*(includes 6 minute soak)
Heavy
Hot or Warm
Select this program for a heavily soiled cotton wash
load.
Normal/Heavy
Medium
Hot or Warm
Select this program for a full load of normally soiled
cottons.
Normal
Medium
Hot, Warm or Cold
Select this program for an average domestic load of
mixed fabrics.
Wool
Medium or Light
Warm
Select this program for woollen clothes. Only wash
woollens labelled ‘machine washable’.
Delicate
Light
Warm
Select this program for lingerie, lace trimmed and
embroidered items.
* Intensive has a built-in 6 minute soak period at the start of the wash program. Any soak period you have selected will be added to the 6 minutes. (See
information at “Soak option” on page 12)
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Operating your washing machine
Dirt Level button
There are 3 dirt levels to choose from:
•H
eavy for heavily soiled clothes eg. very dirty
work clothes and overalls
• Medium for everyday soiled items eg family
clothes, sheets etc
• Light for lightly soiled clothes, just to freshen
them up
The Dirt Level lets you have an influence on the wash time
of the selected program.
Press the Dirt Level button if you want to increase or
decrease the wash time.
For the same wash program, Heavy will have a longer wash
time than Medium, and Medium a longer wash time than Light.
Water Level button
Pressing the Water Level button allows you
to choose the water level to be used for your
wash.
You can select:
• auto sensing
or a manual water level
• High
• Medium
• Low
Auto sensing is the default selection for each wash to help
you save water.
tips and information
Do not overfill the washing machine.
When choosing a manual water level, use only the amount
of water you need for the wash load. If you are unsure what
level to choose, select auto sensing and the machine will
automatically fill with water to the correct level for you.
Auto sensing water level
Selecting the auto sensing water level option ensures you
will use just the right amount of water for the wash load.
When you start your wash program, the machine will
conduct a series of water fill and short agitations to
determine the amount of water needed.
will show in the
digital display.
Digital display
shows
followed
by
then program time
is shown. eg.
sequence repeats
until end of sensing
will disappear and automatically normal wash agitation
will commence when there is sufficient water in the bowl.
If you add more clothes to the washbowl after an auto
sensing water level wash program has started, the machine
will auto sense the new load and add extra water if needed.
For auto water level, the amount of water the machine
determines for a load is an optimised level. You can adjust
the auto level to be a small amount above or below the
optimised level if you consider the amount of water you
normally get using the auto option is too high or too low. To
do this, see ‘Customising the auto sensing water level’ on
page 12.
Checking the water level
When the Water Aid recirculation system is active and the
agitation of washing has started, you can open the lid to
check the working water level in the washbowl.
After opening the lid, the Water Aid recirculation pump will
continue to run for 10 seconds. Check the water level being
used for your wash during the time the pump is running.
If you do not close the lid after 10 seconds, the pump will
stop and the water level in the washbowl will begin to drop.
If the lid is left open, the water level can drop a maximum
100mm as water drains from the inner to the outer bowl.
The level of water may then appear too low for your wash
load, but closing the lid will start the recirculation pump and
the water level will return to the working level, ie. rise by a
maximum 100mm.
100mm
Recirculation
pump on
Recirculation
pump off
If you are using program settings where the recirculation
system is not active, the water level will not change when
you open the lid.
Temp. button
Press the Temp. button to set the wash water
temperature.
There are 5 temperatures to choose from:
• Hot
• <--(Temperature between hot and warm)
• Warm
• <--(Temperature between warm and cold)
• Cold
Press the Temp. button repeatedly until the temperature you
want is highlighted with an indicator light.
A sensor in the machine measures incoming water
temperatures and controls the entry of water to achieve the
selected wash temperature. The hot and cold water valves
may open together or independantly.
tips and information
• Y
ou may be limited in your wash temperature choice
by the wash program selection made. For example,
you will not be able to select hot water when the wool
program is selected.
• If you have a cold water connection only and the hot
valve is capped off, you must select cold washes
only, or the machine will sense the unavailability of
hot for washes other than cold and shutdown. (Refer
Installations instructions).
• All rinse water temperatures are cold except for the
wool wash program. Wool has a warm wash and a
warm rinse.
• Components in the washing machine are designed to
be used with water no hotter than 70°C. You should
have a temperature limiting valve fitted by a qualified
plumber if your water supply is too hot.
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Spin speed
Press the Spin button to change the spin speed.
The indicator lights will show the speed that has
been selected at each press of the button.
Recommended spin speeds are:
• High – for cottons & non-delicates
• Medium – for delicates
• Low – for delicates & woollens
• Drip dry – for drip dry clothes (no spin)
Drip dry
Drip dry clothes, that need to be taken out of the washing
machine dripping wet, do not require a spin cycle after deep
rinse.
To select Drip Dry:
• ensure the rinse option Deep rinse is selected.
(See “Rinse Option button” below)
• press the Spin button until the Drip Dry light is ‘ON’.
At the end of deep rinse in your wash program, the washing
machine will stop and
will be shown in the digital
display.
Open the lid and remove the drip dry clothes from the
machine.
To drain the remaining water from the washing machine,
simply close the lid and allow the cycle to complete.
If you have other non drip dry items remaining in the bowl,
de-select drip dry and select a spin speed to spin those
items dry.
Selecting spin only
You may want to only spin clothes eg. clothes you have
washed and rinsed by hand in a wash tub, or for very wet
clothes to remove water.
Press the Advance button until only the ‘Spin’ progress
indicator light is ‘ON’ (blinking).
Press the Start/Pause button. The washing machine will
pump any water out first and then start a spin cycle.
Rinse Option button
Pressing the Rinse Option button allows you to change the
rinse type.
For most washes the machine automatically selects Eco
rinse for you, but it will select deep rinse if you have already
selected the wool wash program or drip dry, or your last
wash was a drip dry with deep rinse.
Eco rinse
Press the Rinse Option pad until Eco rinse is illuminated in
the progress indicator. The washing machine will go through
a series of five pulse spray/spin cycles to remove the
detergent laden water from the clothes.
Deep rinse
Press the Rinse Option button until Deep rinse is illuminated
in the progress indicator. For deep rinse, the washer fills
with water to the level selected for the wash water level.
tips and information
• W
e strongly recommend you use Eco rinse for your
washes whenever you can. There is considerable saving
of water when Eco is used instead of Deep to rinse
clothes, as can be seen in the ‘Water Consumption
Comparison’ table shown on page iii.
• You cannot select Eco rinse with the Wool wash
program or Drip dry spin option. A long ‘error beep’ will
tell you this if you try to select Eco rinse for them.
• Eco rinse is not designed to be used with fabric
softener. Select Deep rinse if you are going to use
fabric softener. Deep rinse ensures the fabric softener is
correctly dispensed and thoroughly removed from your
clothes during rinsing.
• If your cold water supply pressure is low, Eco rinse
might not be fully effective in rinsing suds from your
clothes. If this is the case then use Deep rinse. Note
that you can save this option under your Favourite
button if you wish. (Refer page 11.)
Start/Pause button
The Start/Pause button is used to start, stop
or continue the wash program.
If you have started a wash program and wish
to stop it for some reason, then press Start/
Pause.
If you press Start/Pause during a spin stage and you want
to open the lid, you must wait until the Lid Locked light is
‘OFF’.
Lid Locked
The ‘Lid Locked’ indicator light will be ‘ON’ to advise you
when the lid of the washing machine is locked in the closed
position. The lid will be automatically locked when the
washbowl is spinning during a wash program.
To fill and agitate the lid must be closed, but will not be
automatically locked.
If the lid is open and the machine is waiting for it to be
in
closed for the wash program to continue, you will see
the digital display accompanied by ‘beeping’.
Should you need to access the washbowl during spin,
press Start/Pause. You will have to wait a short time for the
bowl to stop spinning before the lid unlocks and the ‘Lid
Locked’ indicator light turns ‘OFF’.
If then you open and close the lid, and the machine is still in
a spin stage of the wash program, the lid will lock and the
machine will continue to complete the spin stage.
warning
• D
O NOT insert anything into the lid lock slot in the
top panel of the washing machine.
• DO NOT interfere with the lid lock mechanism to
try and disable it or otherwise change the way it
works.
• DO NOT try to force open the lid when it is locked.
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Operating your washing machine
Progress of your wash program
The wash progress indicator gives you information about
the progress and status of your wash program.
During a wash, the program stage will be highlighted in the
wash progress indicator as it takes place. For example,
when you start your wash by pressing Start/Pause, the first
stage ‘Wash’ will be highlighted.
Advance button
Press the Advance button to advance the wash program to
the next stage as shown in the progress indicator.
When the program moves onto the rinse stage, ‘Wash’ will
no longer be highlighted, and either Deep rinse or Eco rinse
will be highlighted, whichever is selected.
When you press Start/Pause during a wash, a flashing
progress indicator tells you where the wash is in the
program and remaining stages will be highlighted but not
flashing.
In the following illustration, the machine is paused in the
‘Wash’ stage (light flashing). ‘Eco rinse’ and ‘Spin’ are
highlighted to show these stages will follow the wash stage
when it is completed.
eg. Wash -->Eco rinse -->Spin
NOTE: A flashing progress indicator light indicates your
machine is paused. When ‘End’ is highlighted your wash
has finished.
Advance
button
Digital display
The digital display will show the time in minutes (or hours
and minutes) to complete a wash program.
This time does not include time the washing machine will
take to fill with water.
The digital display also shows information codes, in some
cases accompanied by ‘Beeping’. (See table below)
Digital display codes
Displayed code
Beeping
Information the display is giving you and
what to do to continue
15 very fast ‘beeps’ every 4 minutes.
Indicates the machine has gone out of balance during spin.
Open lid, redistribute load and close lid.
5 very fast ‘beeps’ every 4 minutes.
Lid is in the open position. Close the lid.
3 slow ‘beeps’ every 4 minutes. (No ‘beeps’ if end
of program beep is switched off, see page 12).
The machine has reached the end of the Drip Dry program.
Open lid, remove clothes and close lid.
Your machine is Soaking.
(Where soak is included in the wash program)
The machine has paused to allow motor controller to cool.
Wait, and after a short delay the wash will continue.
You are in the Favourite wash programming mode.
Press Favourite to save displayed settings as a favourite wash or
press Start/Pause to exit and not save settings.
The machine is set for Delay start.
The machine is in auto sensing water level test mode
Wait, and after a short delay the wash will continue.
then
Other codes
Accompanied by many ‘beeps’.
The machine is informing you of a fault with the washing machine
which you need to address. Refer to pages 17-19 for further
information and what you should do before calling Service.
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Favourite button
The Favourite button allows you to store
your favourite wash program in the washing
machines memory and then run it.
To program your favourite wash:
1.Hold the Favourite button depressed for 3 seconds.
The digital display will show
indicating you are in
the favourite wash programming mode. The options
highlighted on the control panel display are the currently
stored favourite program.
2.Press the appropriate buttons as listed in the table
below to make your selection at each one for your
favourite wash program.
3. Press the Favourite button to store the wash program
OR
Press the Start/Pause button to cancel the new settings
and not save them.
We recommend you work from left to right across the
control panel, and that you read the information elsewhere
in this book to see selections available at each.
Press button
to select
Program
wash program
Dirt Level
wash time
Water Level
wash water level required
Temp.
wash water temperature
Spin
spin speed
Soak
a soak period
Rinse Option
the rinse to be used
tips and information
Delay start cannot be stored in your favourite wash
program. To use delay start with a favourite wash program
see instructions on the right of this page.
To run the favourite wash program,
Press the Favourite button to set the washer to the currently
stored favourite program.
You can make changes to settings if you wish.
Press Start/Pause to begin the wash.
Cancelling a Delay start
Cancel a Delay start by pressing Start/Pause eg. you may
have set your washer for a delayed start and changed your
mind.
Adding detergent for a Delay start
Model 806
When using powder detergent, wipe the inside of the
dispenser drawer dry before you put the detergent in,
otherwise it may harden and not dissolve correctly.
Model 606
Remove the filter column and pour the detergent down
the centre of the agitator. Then refit the filter column to the
agitator.
T
EN
You can start a wash program after a certain number of
hours have elapsed, ranging from
1 hour to 12 hours.
For example, if you want to start a wash cycle 4 hours from
the current time then proceed as follows:
1. Load clothes into the washing machine.
2.Put detergent and softener in dispenser drawer as
3.Press the Favourite button, your favourite wash
program will start after the delay time has expired.
Do Not press Start/Pause.
Favourite
button
G
ER
Delay
button
To use Delay start with a favourite wash program
1.Ensure you have selected and stored your favourite
wash program. (See “Favourite button” section on the
left of this page)
2.Press the Delay button repeatedly until the required
delay time is shown in the digital display eg.
-->
--> --> -->etc.
Delay
button
T
DE
Delay start option
described on pages 5 and 6.
3. W
ith the machine in pause mode, press Delay.The
and
digital display will show the alternating symbols
indicating a delay start of 1 hour.
4.Press the Delay button repeatedly until the required delay
time is shown in the display eg.
--> --> --> .
The washing machine will start the wash cycle in
4 hours time.
DO NOT PRESS Start/Pause
5. Select your wash program and other options if required.
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Operating your washing machine
Soak option
Soak
button
This option allows you to soak heavily soiled clothes at the
beginning of the wash.
To do this, select the wash program you want to use, then
press the Soak button.
Pressing this button repeatedly gives you the soak
selections in the digital display,
eg. mins-- mins-mins-mins-- hour.
The lid must be closed to allow Soak functions to operate,
including the Intensive wash program 6 min. soak.
At various times during a soak, the recirculation pump
will turn on and off and the machine will agitate for short
periods. At other times, the clothes are soaking and the
machine will be doing nothing.
tips and information
During the soak period
will be displayed and there will
be a short agitation at intervals to maximise the effect of the
detergent.
The wash will begin automatically at the end of the soak
period.
To cancel the soak period at any time, press the Soak
button repeatedly until
is displayed.
Customising the auto sensing water level
If you are not happy with the water level when using auto
sensing water level selection, you can adjust the auto level
to be either higher or lower when you are in the program
setting mode.
With the auto sensing level selected, holding the Water
Level button depressed for 3 seconds will show the Auto
Adjust setting on the digital display:
optimised auto water level (factory set)
20mm higher than optimised water level
20mm lower than optimised water level
Each press of the Water Level button after the first press
will change the Auto Adjust setting to the next water level
selection.
When the setting is the one you want, as shown in the
digital display, save it by pressing Start/Pause. The washer
will then be ready to start a wash program.
tips and information
If you do not press Water Level or Start/Pause within 5
seconds of the last button press or press any other button,
the machine will exit the auto adjusting mode. In this case
the setting will not have been changed and the machine will
be paused.
To switch off the end of program ‘beep’
The washing machine is factory set to ‘beep’ at the end of
your wash. It will also ‘beep’ when the machine has paused
after the Drip dry Deep rinse, to alert you to remove the drip
dry clothes from the washbowl.
To change the ‘beeping’ selection, proceed as follows:
1.Hold the Start/Pause button depressed for 3 seconds
Press and hold
for 3 seconds
2.Press the Temp. button to change the selection if
required.
in the digital display = ‘beep’ (ON)
in the digital display = ‘beep’ (OFF)
3. Press the Start/Pause button to store the selection.
When no ‘beep’ at end of program is selected, the machine
will still ‘beep’ when buttons are pressed and for unavailable
selections.
tips and information
If you do not press Temp. or Start/Pause within 5 seconds
of the last button press or press any other button, the
machine will exit the programming mode. In this case the
setting will not have been changed and the machine will be
paused.
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Caring for your washing machine
What to do after you have finished your washing.
• Press the Power button to switch off the machine.
• Switch off the electricity at the power point.
• Turn off the water taps.
• Leave lid open for a while. This allows time for moisture
inside the washing machine to evaporate and for any
odours to disperse.
Cleaning the lint filter
Lint is a collection of threads and fluff which comes off your
clothes during washing. Your washing machine collects this
lint in the lint filter. It is important to clean out this lint filter,
preferably after each wash.
How to clean the lint filter
• Remove the filter column from the centre of the agitator.
Cleaning the dispenser – Model 806 only
The dispenser needs to be cleaned regularly, preferably
after each wash. Inspect the dispenser after each wash to
see if there is any residue of detergent or fabric softener.
To do this proceed as follows:
• Pull the dispenser drawer forward until it stops.
• Lift the front of the drawer up and forward to remove it
from the runners.
• Remove the siphon cap from the drawer spigot as
shown below.
• Unclip the filter bag from the column.
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• C
lean the dispenser drawer, siphon cap and spigot with
hot water and a brush, eg. an old toothbrush.
• Dry the drawer and cap.
• Put siphon cap back onto the spigot, ensuring the cap
is fully pressed down.
• Before replacing the dispenser back in its recess, clean
the inside of the drawer with an old toothbrush.
• T
urn the bag inside out and remove the lint.
• Wash the filter bag in hot water. Clean the filter bag with
an old brush, making sure water can flow through the
bag mesh.
• Clean out any residue in the softener dispenser cup if
one is fitted in the top of the filter column.
• P
ut the dispenser back into its runners and close the
drawer.
• R
eassemble the filter to the column and place it back in
the centre of the agitator.
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Caring for your washing machine
Cleaning your washing machine
To clean the inside and outside of your washing machine
you should:
• Wipe the surface with a mild dishwashing detergent and
warm water.
• Wipe dry with a soft cloth.
warning
Never use solvents, aerosol cleaners, spray pack
cleaners, glass cleaners, metal polishes, caustic
materials, scourers or general household cleaners on
or near the top panel and lid, control panel or other
parts of your washing machine.
Cleaning stains in the washbowl
Stains and residue in the washbowl can be caused by:
• Metal objects such as bobby pins, dress making pins
and nails
• Salt
• Body oils and grease from very dirty or sweaty clothes
being deposited around the top of the washbowl
• Excessive foam during wash if incorrect or too much
detergent is used.
tips and information
• C
heck all pockets before loading clothes into your
washing machine.
• Don’t leave wet clothing (especially swimwear) in the
bowl for too long before you wash it.
How to clean the washbowl
• Wipe with a cleaning product which is suitable for
stainless steel.
• Oily deposits can be removed by wiping surfaces with a
mild dishwashing detergent and warm water.
caution
Never use bleach cleaners or steel wool to clean the
stainless steel washbowl.
Avoiding build-up of undissolved detergents
If you only wash with cold water, undissolved detergent and
body oils will build up in the washing machine. This build-up
can cause spotting on your clothes.
To avoid this build-up:
• Do not use too much fabric softener with cold water.
• Select a hot water wash at least once a month.
Clearing build-up in the washing machine if there is
spotting on your clothes
Select the following to set up a machine cleansing program:
Program
Delicate
Dirt Level
Light
Water Level
Medium
Water Temp. Hot
Spin speed
Low
Rinse Option Deep rinse
Soak
1 hour
Put 250 grams of Epsom Salts into the washbowl.
Press Start/Pause to begin the program and allow it to run
to completion.
Removing your washing machine lid
You can remove the lid of your washing machine for easy
cleaning.
When cleaning the lid, use only mild dishwashing detergent
and warm water. See the section on this page “Cleaning
your washing machine”.
How to remove the lid
• Open the lid to a vertical position.
• Look for the hinge clips on the inside of the lid at the
bottom left and right hand corners.
• Press down on each hinge clip, sliding the clips towards
the centre of lid until they reach the stop.
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ift the lid straight up to remove it from the washing
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How to replace the lid
• Make sure the hinge clips are at the stop position. See
below.
• Hold lid vertical and lower it into the lid recess on the
top panel.
• Slide the hinge clips towards the edge of the lid until
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electrolux water aid washing machine helpful hints in dealing with washing problems 15
Helpful hints in dealing with washing
problems
Residues on washed items
tips and information
Some detergents have ingredients which do not fully
dissolve and as a consequence, may leave white residue
or particles evident on the surface of darker clothes in the
finished wash load.
Similarly, some soils may not dissolve fully, resulting in
residue evident on lighter coloured clothes.
If you are experiencing residue on some clothes, the
following tips will help:
• Check that you are using front load type detergent to
minimise over-sudsing. You may find different brands of
detergent give better results. Liquid detergent may be
better than powder in your situation.
• Pre-mix the detergent thoroughly in warm or hot water
to improve the dissolving.
• Reduce detergent dosage to between a ½ and ²⁄³ of the
manufacturer’s standard recommendation to avoid over
concentration (the lower water usage requires lower
detergent usage.)
• Some residue may be re-deposited lint, so be careful to
not have lint producing items in a load which has darker
clothes.
• Select deep rinse and not eco rinse to help flush more
particles away.
• Reduce the clothes load size per wash and use a
manual water level setting to give more freedom for the
clothes to move around in the bowl.
• Use another Program as below, which has been
designed to minimise residual particles (they are in order
of increasing benefit and will help you choose the best
program for your wash load.)
– Any Program, plus the Heavy Dirt Level option setting
– The Normal/Heavy Program, plus the Heavy Dirt Level
option setting
– The Intensive Program
These programs turn off the recirculation system in the
wash, and some also in the deep rinse.
Stained clothes
The guide to stain removal on page 16 may assist you in
stain removal.
Treat all stains as soon as possible. The longer you leave a
stain the harder it will be to remove. Try soakers and stain
removers first.
If you use pre-treatment sprays or stain removers, apply
them to the clothes items in a well ventilated area away
from your washing machine.
• Avoid the use of hot water on stains as hot water will
set stains.
• Use light strokes and don’t rub the stain remover into
the fabric.
• If you use a chlorine bleach, follow the instructions on
the bottle and dilute it before putting it on clothing.
• Test coloured fabrics on an inside seam for colour
fastness before using any stain removers or bleaches.
• Test synthetic fabric on an inside seam before using any chemicals or bleaches.
NOTE: Chemicals referred to for stain removal are available
from your local supermarket, hardware store or the chemist.
caution
Pre-treatment sprays and stain removers can damage
plastic components on your washing machine.
warning
Do no use dry cleaning fluids or solvents near your
washing machine. These fluids will damage your
washing machine and may cause an explosion.
Yellowing or greying clothes
Problem
Possible causes
What to do
Greyness
Incorrect wash times and using insufficient detergent
which can cause redepositing of detergent on clothes.
Using incorrect type or too much detergent can cause
poor rinsing and poor spin performance.
Mixing whites with very dirty clothes, eg work clothes.
1.ONLY use low sudsing, front load washer or HE
detergent in this machine, such as Cold Power for
Front Loaders and High Efficiency Top Loaders or
detergent labelled “Matic”.
2.Re-sort load, then re-wash using program selections
suitable for the fabric and hot or warm water.
3.If the water is very dirty or very sudsy, repeat 2
above reducing the amount of detergent you use.
Using soap flakes instead of laundry detergent.
Yellowing
A build-up of oils in clothes that come into close
contact with the skin, eg underwear, T-shirts.
Ageing of clothes.
Iron deposits in the wash water.
Use of chlorine bleaches on fabrics with resin finishes.
Incorrect drying.
Incorrect water temperatures ie. too hot or too cold.
1.Re-sort load, then re-wash using wash program
selections suitable for the fabric and hot or warm
water.
2.If the water is very dirty or very sudsy, repeat 1
above reducing the amount of detergent you use.
NOTE: Synthetics which have been washed in very hot
water will not respond to any treatment.
16 a guide to stain removal electrolux water aid washing machine
A guide to stain removal
White cottons and linens
Washable coloured fabrics
Ball point pen ink
Sponge with methylated spirit. Bleach if required.
Same as for whites - use oxygen type bleach.
Beetroot
Rinse as soon as possible under cold water.
Bleach if necessary.
Same as for whites - use oxygen type bleach.
Blood, meat juice, Cover area with meat tenderiser (msg). Apply warm water
egg (dry stain)
to make a paste. Wait 15-20 minutes. Sponge with cool
water or with diluted bleach.
Same as for whites but select water temperature
suitable to fabric - use oxygen type bleach.
Blood, meat juice, Rinse in cold water. If stain remains, sprinkle with meat
egg (fresh stain)
tenderiser (msg). Let stand for 15-20 minutes. If stain still
remains, then sponge with diluted bleach. Wash using hot
water.
Same as for whites but select water temperature
suitable to fabric - use oxygen type bleach.
Candle wax
Scrape off excess, place stain between clean white blotter
or several layers of facial tissue. Sponge with dry cleaning
fluid. If spot remains, bleach.
Same as for whites - use oxygen type bleach.
Chewing gum
Rub with ice to harden. Scrape off excess with blunt knife.
Sponge with dry cleaning fluid.
Same as for whites.
Chocolate
Soak in warm water with pre-soak product, and wash in
lukewarm water. Use dry cleaning fluid (white spirits) to
remove any grease spots.
Soak in warm water with pre-soak or detergent
solution. Treat any remaining stain with oxygen
bleach.
Coffee/tea
(milk or cream)
Rinse or soak in cold water. Work detergent into stain.
Thoroughly rinse and dry. If a stain remains, sponge with
dry cleaning fluid. If stain remains, bleach.
Same as for whites - use oxygen type bleach.
Coffee/tea
Pour boiling water through stain.
(black), fruit juice, Bleach if necessary.
white wine
Soak or rinse in cold water or sponge with warm
water and detergent. Use oxygen type bleach.
Correcting fluid
Scrape off as much as possible.
Rub clean with paint thinner or white spirits.
Same as for whites.
Cosmetics
Sponge with prewash stain remover, liquid detergent or
rub with soap. If greasy stain persists, soak in enzyme
product then wash.
Same as for whites.
Curries
Soak/rinse in lukewarm water until a majority of the colour
is removed. Sponge with solvent to break down any
remaining fats and oils then wash.
Same as for whites. Check for colour fastness
before applying solvent.
Fat/grease/oil
Sponge with dry cleaning fluid (white spirits).
Same as for whites.
Fruit
Sponge with warm water and wash.
Bleach remaining stain with oxygen bleach.
Pour boiling water through stain.
Bleach remaining stain.
Grass,
green vegetables
Sponge with methylated spirit.
Wash using warm water.
Same as for whites. Check colourfastness before
applying methylated spirit. For acetate, sponge
with dry cleaning fluid.
Ice cream,
cream milk
Rinse or soak in cold water then wash. If ice cream
contains fruit or chocolate treat as such.
Same as for whites.
Iodine
Wash using hot water.
Wash using warm water.
Iron rust
Apply oxalic acid and place in sun.
Apply lemon juice and place in sun.
Lipstick
Rub with lard and wash using hot water.
Bleach if necessary.
Rub with lard and wash using warm water.
Mildew
Wash using hot water. Moisten with lemon juice and let
dry in sun. If stain persists, bleach. Old stains are hard to
remove.
Same as for whites but select water temperature to
suit fabric.
Mustard
Wash using hot water and bleach.
Wash using warm water and use oxygen bleach.
Nail polish
Sponge with dry cleaning fluid or nail polish remover.
Bleach to remove dye.
Sponge with dry cleaning fluid.
Paint (oil based)
Scrape off fresh paint. Soften dry paint with lard or oil, then Same as for whites.
sponge with turpentine (turps).
Red wine
Rub salt into the stain. Pour boiling water through stain.
Bleach if necessary.
Same as for whites.
Scorch
Moisten and place in sunlight. Bleach if necessary.
Usually a permanent stain.
Brush wools lightly with sandpaper.
Tomato sauce
Soak in cool water for 10 minutes. Rub in liquid detergent
then wash. If stain persists, try dry cleaning fluid or bleach.
Same as for whites - use oxygen type bleach.
electrolux water aid washing machine troubleshooting 17
Troubleshooting
Do not call for service until you have checked the points listed below.
If you call for service and there is nothing wrong with your washing machine, you will have to pay for the service call.
You will have to pay even when your washing machine is under warranty.
For some problems you will get a code shown in the digital display accompanied by ‘Beeps’.
If you have a problem you are unable to resolve from the guidance on this page and the next page, see page 19 “Troubleshooting fault displays”.
Problem
Possible causes (digital display code)
What to do
Washing machine not
working.
Power not switched on.
Switch on power point.
No electricity supply through the power
point.
Check power point with another appliance.
Machine not switched on.
Press Power button on.
Machine not washing.
Press Start/Pause to start wash.
Water taps not turned on. (
Out of balance. (
Turn on taps.
)
Open lid, redistribute load and close lid.
)
Ensure machine is level.
Wait or cancel Delay by pressing Start/Pause or cancel Soak
by pressing Soak until
is displayed.
Set on DELAY start or SOAK.
or
)
(
Washing machine
has washed load but
will not spin. Water in
washbowl.
Spin speed set to DRIP DRY. (
Out of balance. (
Open lid, redistribute load and close lid.
)
Ensure machine is level.
Check outlet is not blocked and there are no kinks in the
hose.
)
Drain hose blocked. (
Too much, and/or incorrect type of
detergent giving excessive suds. (
Washing machine will
not fill with water.
Water flowing into
washbowl indefinitely.
Open lid, removes clothes, then close lid.
)
)
Wait 10 mins, machine should start. In future use less &
ONLY use low sudsing, front load washer detergent in this
machine, such as Cold Power for Front Loaders and High
Efficiency Top Loaders or detergent labelled “Matic”.
Lid is not closed & locked for spin to
start. (
)
Make sure lid is closed, or closed properly.
Water taps not turned on. (
Turn on taps.
)
)
Inlet hoses blocked. (
Clean tap filters/washers.
COLD water only connected to machine
& you have selected a hot or warm wash
Select COLD water washes only
Drain hose too low. (
Raise drain hose or fit a syphon break. (See Installation
instructions).
)
Water valve stuck open.
Turn both wall taps OFF
Washing machine
‘beeping’ continuously.
Problem/fault detected by machine.
Look at code in the digital display and then refer to the Fault
information on page 19.
Washing machine
goes out of balance or
vibrates excessively
when spinning.
Machine not level.
Make the machine level. (See Installation instructions).
Levelling feet not adjusted.
Adjust feet to touch floor. (See Installation instructions).
Clothes not evenly distributed.
Redistribute clothes evenly.
Too much water for load size.
Use Auto water level or a lower manual water level.
Water valve stuck open.
Turn both wall taps OFF (Refer page 19).
Loose inlet hose connections.
Check connections at taps and rear of machine.
Incorrect water level for size of load.
Use Auto water level or a lower manual water level.
Condensation from hot water.
Reduce water temperature.
Water on floor.
cont. over
18 troubleshooting electrolux water aid washing machine
Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible causes (digital display code)
What to do
Clothes still dirty after
wash program.
Not enough or no detergent.
Check detergent use and rewash clothes.
Too many clothes in load.
Remove some clothes and rewash.
Incorrect selections for Program, Dirt
Level or water Temp.
Reselect settings.
Incorrect water level selected.
Use auto sensing water level and rewash clothes.
Residues on clothes
after the wash
Undissolved detergent, dirt or lint not
being dispersed during washing.
Read the section Residues on washed items on page 15 for
tips to help you.
Clothes still wet or
sudsy after wash
program
Poor rinsing and spin due to excessive
suds. (
)
In future use less detergent & ONLY use a low sudsing,
front load washer detergent in this machine, such as Cold
Power for Front Loaders and High Efficiency Top Loaders or
detergent labelled “Matic”.
Scraping noise on spin.
Bra wire or other thin item caught
between inner and outer washbowls.
If item is visible, remove with pliers.
Use wash bag in future.
Humming, clicking
and other intermittent
noises.
Bowl rotation at start of wash.
Normal noise.
Water flow/cascade noise from
recirculated water entering washbowl
Normal noise that may be heard during water recirculation
when pump is ON.
Lid will not open
Machine is at a spin stage and
‘Lid Locked’ light is ON
If you want to access the bowl, wait until stage is complete
and light is OFF. Then you can open the lid.
At end of wash. Machine is finishing final
spin & the lid lock release stage.
Wait a short while until ‘Lid Locked’ light is OFF
Lid may be stuck in the locked position.
If ‘Lid Locked’ light is OFF, press Power to turn off machine,
then press Power again. If lid still will not open you should
call Service.
electrolux water aid washing machine troubleshooting fault displays 19
Troubleshooting fault displays
Fault information and a guide for when you should call for service
If you have a problem with your washing machine and before you call service, make sure you have followed ALL of the
instructions that may remedy the problem. You will find instructions in the ‘Troubleshooting’ section on pages 17 and 18
and in the table below.
When the washing machine detects a problem that requires your attention, you will be alerted. The machine will warn you
of this problem by displaying a fault code in the digital display, accompanied by ‘Beeping’.
Fault information and the action you should take are described in the following table.
Digital display
fault code
Problem
Action to take
Not filling with water
Make sure both wall taps are on, and hose filters not blocked.
Raise drain hose if water flowing out of drain hose.
Press Start/Pause to re-start wash.
If problem remains, call Service.
Water is not turning off.
If water is pouring onto the floor, turn both wall taps OFF. Wait a few minutes to see if
fault is corrected - if not, call Service.
Recirculation pump
fault
Press Start/Pause to start the pump. After 30 seconds the machine will commence
agitation.
If problem repeats, advance to rinse or spin to drain machine. Call Service.
Water not draining
correctly.
The drain pump will switch off and on repeatedly to clear any blockage.
Wait a few minutes to see if the fault is corrected.
If not, press Start/Pause then check the drain hose for blockage. Press Start/Pause to
continue wash.
If problem remains, call Service.
Water level sensor not
operating correctly.
The machine will only permit draining. If not draining, press Advance to select spin stage,
then press Start/Pause to start pump.
If this problem is repeatedly experienced, call Service.
Control panel not
functioning properly.
Press Power button to turn machine off. Restart the machine.
Motor fault
Wait, the problem may self clear.
If problem still exists, call Service.
If not, select Spin to drain water from bowl.
You may have to press Start/Pause to commence draining.
If this problem is repeatedly experienced, call Service.
Should you require further instructions in the care and use of your washing machine please contact Customer Care on the
numbers shown on the back page.
20 warranty electrolux water aid washing machine
Warranty
FOR SALES IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
APPLIANCE: ELECTROLUX WASHING MACHINE
This document sets out the terms and conditions of product
warranties for Electrolux branded appliances. It is an important
document. Please keep it with your proof of purchase documents in
a safe place for future reference should you require service for your
Electrolux appliance.
General Terms and Conditions
1. In this warranty
(a) ‘Electrolux’ means Electrolux Home Products Pty Ltd ABN 51
004 762 341 in respect of Appliances purchased in Australia and
Electrolux (NZ) Limited in respect of Appliances purchased in New
Zealand;
(b)‘Appliance’ means any Electrolux product purchased by you
accompanied by this document;
(c) ‘Warranty Period’ means
(i)where you use the Appliance for personal, domestic or household
purposes in Australia the period of ‘24’ months and in New
Zealand the period of ‘24’ months;
(ii)where you use the Appliance for commercial purposes, in
Australia the period of ‘3’ months and in New Zealand the period
of ‘3’ months, (if the period stated is 0 months you are not
covered by this product warranty) following the date of original
purchase of the Appliance;
(d)‘you’ means the purchaser of the Appliance not having purchased
the appliance for re-sale, and ‘your’ has a corresponding meaning.
2.This warranty only applies to Appliances purchased and used in
Australia or New Zealand and is in addition to (and does not exclude,
restrict, or modify in any way) any non-excludable statutory warranties
in Australia or New Zealand.
3.Electrolux warrants that, when dispatched from an Electrolux
warehouse, the Appliance is free from defects in materials and
workmanship for the Warranty Period.
4. During the Warranty Period Electrolux or its Authorised Service Centre
will, at no extra charge if your appliance is readily accessible without
special equipment, and subject to these terms and conditions, repair
or replace any parts which it considers to be defective. Electrolux or
its ASC may use reconditioned parts to repair your appliance. You
agree that any replaced Appliances or parts become the property of
Electrolux. This warranty does not apply to light globes, batteries, filters
or similar perishable parts.
5.Parts and Appliances not supplied by Electrolux are not covered by this
warranty.
6. Where you are within an Electrolux service area, this warranty covers
the cost of transport of the Appliance to and from Authorised Service
Centres of Electrolux and travelling costs for representatives of the
Authorised Service Centre to and from your home or business. If you
are outside an Electrolux service area, you will bear these costs. For
information about whether you are within an Electrolux service area,
please phone 13 13 49 in Australia, or 0800 10 66 10 in New Zealand.
7.Proof of purchase is required before you can make a claim under this
warranty.
8.You may not make a claim under this warranty unless the defect
claimed is due to faulty or defective parts or workmanship. Electrolux is
not liable in the following situations (which are not exhaustive):
(a) The Appliance is damaged by:
(i) accident
(ii)misuse or abuse, including failure to properly maintain or service
(iii)normal wear and tear
(iv)power surges, electrical storm damage or incorrect power
supply
(v)incomplete or improper installation
(vi) incorrect, improper or inappropriate operation
(vii) insect or vermin infestation.
(b)The Appliance is modified without authority from Electrolux in
writing.
(c)The Appliance’s serial number or warranty seal has been removed
or defaced.
(d)The Appliance was serviced or repaired by anyone other than
Electrolux or its Authorised Service Centres.
9.This warranty, the contract to which it relates and the relationship between
you and Electrolux are governed by the law applicable in the Australian
State where the Appliance was purchased or the law applicable in New
Zealand if the Appliance was purchased in New Zealand. Where the
Appliance was purchased in New Zealand for business purposes the
Consumer Guarantee Act does not apply.
Limitation of Liability
10.To the extent permitted by law:
(a)Electrolux excludes all warranties other than as contained in this
document;
(b)Electrolux shall not be liable for any loss or damage whether direct
or indirect or consequential arising from your purchase, use or nonuse of
the Appliance.
11.Provisions of the Trade Practices Act and State consumer legislation
in Australia, and the Consumer Guarantees Act, the Sale of Goods
Act and the Fair Trading Act in New Zealand, imply warranties or
conditions, or impose obligations, upon Electrolux which cannot be
excluded, restricted or modified. To the extent permitted by law, the
liability of Electrolux (if any) arising out of or in relation to the Appliance
or any services supplied by Electrolux shall be limited (where it is fair
and reasonable to do so),:
(a)in the case of Appliances, at its option, to the replacement or
repair of the Appliances or the supply of equivalent products or
the payment of the cost of replacing the Appliances or having the
Appliances repaired or of acquiring equivalent Appliances. Upon
being replaced, parts and Appliances become the property of
Electrolux; or
(b)in the case of services, at its option, to the supply of the services
again or the payment of the cost of having the services re-supplied;
and in the case of Appliances or services supplied in New Zealand,
loss or damage whether direct or indirect or consequential that is
reasonably foreseeable.
Privacy
You acknowledge that in the event that you make a warranty claim it will be
necessary for Electrolux and its Authorised Service Centres to exchange
information in relation to you to enable Electrolux to meet its obligations
under this warranty.
Important Notice
Before Calling a Service Technician please check carefully the operating instructions, service booklet and the warranty terms and conditions.
FOR SERVICE
or to find the address of your nearest
state service centre in Australia
Please call 13 13 49
For the cost of a local call (Australia only)
FOR SERVICE
or to find the address of your nearest
authorised service centre in New Zealand
Free call 0800 10 66 10
(New Zealand only)
SERVICE AUSTRALIA
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS
www.electrolux.com.au
SERVICE NEW ZEALAND
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS
www.electrolux.co.nz
FOR SPARE PARTS
or to find the address of your nearest
state spare parts centre in Australia
Please call 13 13 50
For the cost of a local call (Australia only)
FOR SPARE PARTS
or to find the address of your nearest
state spare parts centre in New Zealand
Free call 0800 10 66 20
(New Zealand only)
ii control panel electrolux water aid washing machine
electrolux water aid washing machine recirculation system/water consumption comparison iii
Control panel
Water Aid recirculation system
11
12
13
14
2
1
1 Washbowl
2 Outer washbowl
3 Recirculation pump
4 Drive system
5 Pump to drain
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1 Power button
9
10
3
4
5
2 Program button – press to select options
3 Dirt level button – press to select wash time
4 Water level button – press to select water level or auto
Patent Pending
5 Temp. button – press to select wash temperature
6 Spin button – press to select spin speed
7 Advance button – press to advance wash program
8 Rinse Option button – press to change rinse type
Water consumption comparison – Water Aid versus traditional
9Favourite button – allows you to save a wash program
10Start/Pause button
Water Aid recirculation system active
your new washer with these rinse options
11Soak button – press to select soak time
12Digital display
13Delay button – press to delay wash program
14Lid Locked indicator light
Traditional top load washer
No recirculation or Eco rinse
Eco Rinse
Deep Rinse
Deep Rinse
Wash water (litres)
60
60
90
Eco Rinse (litres)
21
-
-
-
52
86
Total water used (litres)
81
112
176
Approx. litres of water per
kilogram of clothes
10
14
22
Deep Rinse (litres)
(Litres/kg at kilogram rated capacity as tested to AS2040)
electrolux water aid washing machine contents i
Electrolux Home Products Australia
telephone: 1300 363 640
fax:
1800 350 067
email:
customercare@electrolux.com.au
web:
www.electrolux.com.au
Congratulations
Congratulations and thank you for choosing our washing
machine. We are sure you will find your new washing
machine a pleasure to use. Before you use the washing
machine, we recommend that you read through the entire
user manual, which provides the description of the washing
machine and its functions.
To avoid the risks that are always present when you use
an electric appliance, it is important that the washing
machine is installed correctly and that you read the safety
instructions carefully to avoid misuse and hazards.
We recommend that you keep this instruction booklet for
future reference and pass it on to any future owners.
After unpacking the washing machine please check it is
not damaged. If in doubt, do not use the appliance but
contact your local Electrolux Customer Care Centre.
Electrolux Home Products New Zealand
phone:
09 573 2384
fax:
09 573 2221
email:
customercare@electrolux.co.nz
web:
www.electrolux.co.nz
The Thoughtful Design Innovator.
Do you remember the last time you opened a gift that made you say
“Oh! How did you know? That’s exactly what I wanted!” That’s the kind of
feeling that the designers at Electrolux seek to evoke in everyone who
chooses or uses one of our products. We devote time, knowledge, and a
great deal of thought to anticipating and creating the kind of appliances that
our customers really need and want.
This kind of thoughtful care means innovating with insight. Not design for
design’s sake, but design for the user’s sake. For us, thoughtful design means
making appliances easier to use and tasks more enjoyable to perform, freeing
our customers to experience that ultimate 21st century luxury, ease of mind.
Our aim is to make this ease of mind more available to more people in more
parts of their everyday lives, all over the world. So when we say we’re thinking
of you, you know we mean just that.
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Print code: EWATERAID806+606UM_Feb 08
user manual
water aid washing machine
(EWT806 and EWT606)
Contents
• Control panel
• Water Aid recirculation system
• Water consumption comparision
• Important safety instructions
• Mains pressure water
• Information on disposal for users
• New water saving technology
– How does the Water Aid recirculation system work?
– Water Aid recirculation system
– Inner washbowl design
– Draining wash and deep rinse water
– The rinse options
– How does Eco Rinse work?
• About your washing machine
– Detergent recommendation
– Detergent and fabric softener dispensers
– Fabric softener recommendation
– Lid lock feature
– Auto sensing water level feature
– Button response and digital display
– Out of balance interruption
– Washing instructions
• Preparing for your wash
– Sort your washing into separate loads
– Load the washing machine
– Detergent and fabric softener use
– Adding detergent and fabric softener
– Add bleach
• Operating your washing machine
– Starting your washing machine
– Choosing your own wash program settings
– Program button & Wash program guide
– Water Aid recirculation system active programs
– Dirt Level button
– Water Level button
– Auto sensing water level
– Checking the water level
– Temp. button
– Spin speed
– Drip dry
– Selecting spin only
– Rinse Option button
– Start/Pause button
– Lid Locked
– Progress of your wash program
– Advance button
– Digital display
– Favourite button
– Delay start option
– Soak option
– Customising the auto sensing water level
– To switch off the end of program ‘beep’
• Caring for your washing machine
– What to do after you have finished your washing
– Cleaning the dispenser and lint filter
– Cleaning your washing machine
– Cleaning stains in the washbowl
– Avoiding build-up of undissolved detergents
– Clearing build-up
– Removing your washing machine lid
• Helpful hints in dealing with washing problems
– Residues on washed items
– Yellowing or greying clothes
– Stained clothes - Hints for removing stains
• A guide to stain removal
• Troubleshooting
• Troubleshooting fault displays
• Warranty
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