Asko | W8844XL W | Operating instructions | Asko W8844XL W Operating instructions

Dear Customer,
Thank you for choosing this quality product from ASKO.
We hope it will meet your expectations and fulfill your needs for many years
to come. Scandinavian design combines clean lines, everyday functionality,
and high quality. These are key characteristics of all our products and the
reason they are greatly appreciated throughout the world.
To get the most out of your new machine, we recommend that you read the
operating instructions before using it. The operating instructions also include
information on how you can help protect the environment.
Operating Instructions
Washing Machine
W8844XL W
WARNING: Read the instructions before using the machine.
CONTENTS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Child safety
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CARE AND CLEANING
Cleaning the trap and the drainage pump
14
Overflow guard function
4
Cleaning the detergent compartment
14
TRANSPORT/WINTER STORAGE
4
Cleaning the outside of the machine
14
PACKING MATERIAL
4
Cleaning the inside of the machine to avoid
unpleasant smells
14
Rinse holes under the agitator
14
If you have hard water
15
Disposal4
ADVICE AND TIPS BEFORE WASHING
LAUNDRY LABEL SYMBOLS
Sorting your laundry
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5
7
Clothing7
TROUBLESHOOTING16
The washer door will not open
16
Opening the door in an emergency:
16
After power failure
16
Wet washing still in the machine
16
Error messages
16
Leveling the machine
18
Detergents7
Water supply connection
18
Dyeing fabrics
8
Electrical installation
18
Liquid detergents
8
Grounding instructions
18
Detergents8
Freestanding installation
19
Recommended powder detergents
8
Limited warranty – residential appliances
19
Detergent amounts based on water hardness
8
Items excluded from warranty
19
Amount of detergent to use
8
Dislcaimer of implied warranties
20
Coloured cotton
7
Unbleached linen
7
Wool7
Save time and energy
7
High water level
7
Economy and efficiency
7
USING YOUR WASHING MACHINE
Add detergent and fabric softener
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Program selection
10
Selecting options
11
During the programme
12
INSTALLATION18
PROGRAM CHART
21
QUICK GUIDE
24
SETTINGS13
2
14
How to choose the settings
13
Making a selection
13
Saving a selection
13
You can change the following settings
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
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REFERENCE
WARNING!
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to
persons when using your appliance, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
• Read all instructions before using the appliance.
• Do not run appliance while you are out of the home.
• Do not wash or dry articles that have been previously
cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with
gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, cooking oils, or other
flammable or explosive substances because they give
off vapors that could ignite or explode.
• Do not allow children to play on or in the appliance.
Close supervision of children is necessary when the
appliance is used near children.
• Before the appliance is removed from service or discarded, remove the door to the washing compartment.
• Do not reach into the appliance if the drum is moving.
• Do not install or store this appliance where it will be
exposed to the weather.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or
attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended
in the user-repair instructions or in published user-repair
instructions that you understand and have the skills to
carry out.
• Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other
flammable or explosive substances to the wash water.
These substances give off vapors that could ignite or
explode.
• Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been used for
2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE.
If the hot water system has not been used for such a
period, before using a washing machine or combination
washer-dryer, turn on all water faucets and let the water
flow from each for several minutes. This will release any
accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable, do
not smoke or use an open flame during this time.
• This machine can be used by children aged 8 and over,
as well as by people with reduced physical capacity,
mental ability, or memory loss or lacking experience and
knowledge. These individuals must be supervised when
using the machine or receive instructions on how to use
the machine and understand the risks that may arise.
• Cleaning and maintenance of the machine must not be
performed by unsupervised children.
WARNING!
This appliance must be properly grounded.
This manual does not cover every possible condition
and situation that may occur. Use common sense and
caution when installing, operating, and maintaining any
appliance.
CHILD SAFETY
• Children must be watched to ensure they do not play
with the machine.
• Always close the washer door and start the program
immediately after adding detergent.
• Do not allow small children to use or play with the washing machine.
• Store detergent and fabric softener out of the reach of
children.
• Laundry detergents are corrosive, so always keep them
out of reach of children.
• Should a child swallow detergent, give plenty to drink
immediately, i.e., one or two glasses of milk or water.
Do not try to induce vomiting. Seek medical advice immediately: The National Poison center phone number is
1-800-222-1222.
• Always turn the power off to the machine when it is not
in use.
• Always keep small children away from the machine
when it is open. There may be some detergent residue
left inside the machine.
• If laundry detergent gets in someone’s eyes, rinse them
with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
Activate Child-safe Start (button lock)
You can activate the Child-safe Start option (button lock)
to prevent children from starting the washing machine (see
the Settings section).
Activate child safety catch (for detergent
compartment)
On the inside of the detergent compartment is a child
safety catch.
Activated child
safety catch
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Inactivated child safety
catch
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
DISPOSAL
When the machine has reached the end of its service
life and is to be disposed of, it should immediately be
made unusable by removing the door to the washing
compartment. Contact your local authorities for information
about where your machine should be disposed of and
recycled in the proper way. The machine is manufactured
and labeled for recycling.
When the child safety catch is activated, you must press
the release button to pull out the detergent compartment.
INSTALLATION
• Conduct installation and connection in accordance with
the separate installation instructions.
• Water and electricity installations, if required, must be
carried out by qualified professionals.
• Remove any transport protection devices before using
the machine. See the separate installation instructions.
OVERFLOW GUARD FUNCTION
If the water level in the machine rises above normal, the
overflow guard function begins to pump water out and
shuts off the water intake. If the water level has not dropped
within 60 seconds, the program is terminated.
TRANSPORT/WINTER STORAGE
If the machine is to be transported or stored in unheated
premises where the temperature can fall below freezing,
do as follows:
• Empty the filter and the drain pump. See the “Care and
cleaning” chapter.
• Shut off the water to the washing machine, loosen the
supply hose to the intake valve, and let the water run out
from the valve and hose.
• After emptying the pump, a small amount of water may
remain in the machine. This does not affect quality or
damage the machine.
PACKING MATERIAL
Please sort waste materials in accordance with local
guidelines.
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ADVICE AND TIPS BEFORE WASHING
LAUNDRY LABEL SYMBOLS
Examples of washing instructions and recommended programs. Always follow the washing instructions for each garment.
Laundry labels
Material
Heavily soiled cotton, linen, white, and lightcolored items.
Program
Sani 140 °F (60 °C) to 203 °F (95 °C)
Normally soiled cotton, linen, cotton/polyester. Light and
dark-colored gar- ments.
Polyester, polyamide, elastane, acrylic. Light and darkcolored garments.
Quick 140 °F (60 °C)
Acrylic, viscose, modal, acetate.
Everyday Wear 104 °F (40 °C)
Silk and very delicate items
PermaPress 86 °F (30 °C)
Wool and other very delicate garments
Wool/hand Wash 86 °F (30 °C) to 104
°F (40 °C)
PermaPress 104 °F (40 °C)
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ADVICE AND TIPS BEFORE WASHING
TUMBLE DRY CYCLE
WASH CYCLE
Normal wash cycle
Machine dry
Permanent Press or Wrinkle
Resistant setting
Normal setting
Gentle/Delicate setting
Permanent Press or Wrinkle
Resistant setting
Hand wash only
Gentle or Delicate setting
Do not wash
Do not tumble dry
Do not wring. Hang dry,
drip dry, or dry flat
WASH WATER TEMPERATURE
Maximum water temp
200° F/95° C
Maximum water temp
160° F/70° C
Maximum water temp
140° F/60° C
Maximum water temp
120° F/50° C
Maximum water temp
105° F/40° C
Maximum water temp
85° F/30° C
Medium heat
Low heat
No heat/Air fluff
SPECIAL DRYING INSTRUCTIONS
Line dry or hang to dry
Any bleach when needed
Only non-chlorine bleach
DRY CLEAN SYMBOL
Dry clean only
Any heat
High heat
BLEACH INSTRUCTIONS
Do not bleach
TUMBLE DRY HEAT SETTING
Drip dry (do not spin or wring)
Dry flat
Dry in shade
IRONING INSTRUCTIONS
Ironing is necessary
High temperature setting
Medium temperature setting
Low temperature setting
Do not iron or press with heat
Iron without steam
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ADVICE AND TIPS BEFORE WASHING
Here are some tips that may help you before washing.
SORTING YOUR LAUNDRY
Sort items according to:
WOOL
These fabrics are labeled for either machine wash or hand
wash. The machine’s Wool/hand Wash program is at least
as gentle as washing by hand.
Wool is especially sensitive to processes such as washing.
If you do not wish to spin dry, you can squeeze out the water
using terrycloth towels. In this case, select No spin. However,
most garments can withstand a short spin. Choose a short
spin by selecting a spin speed of 800 rpm or less.
• how soiled they are
• colour
• material
CLOTHING
1 Close zippers and Velcro straps so they won’t damage
fabrics.
2 New colored items may contain excess dye and should
therefore be washed separately the first few times.
3 Turn delicate items inside out. This reduces the risk of
burling and fading.
4 Empty pockets and wash them inside out if possible.
RAYON FIBRES AND SYNTHETIC FIBRES
Materials made of rayon fibers, such as viscose, and some
synthetic fibers are very delicate and require much space
to avoid wrinkling. Only half fill the drum when washing and
choose a spin speed of 800 rpm or lower.
NOTE!
Viscose and acetates are fragile when wet.
SAVE TIME AND ENERGY
Use the Color program to save time and energy. This
program has a shorter main wash than White, but is often
sufficient for lightly soiled laundry.
HIGH WATER LEVEL
If you want more water for the main wash and rinses, you
can use the High Water Level option. High Water Level is
used automatically in the Wool/hand Wash program.
LAUNDRY LABELS
Look at the item’s laundry label. The table below shows
suitable wash programs for different materials and wash
loads. Using modern washing machines and detergents,
such as compact detergents, you can usually wash at lower
temperatures. It is a good idea to use trial and error to find
out what produces the best results.
COLOURED COTTON
Colored cotton garments labeled with the washing
instruction 140 °F (60 °C) must be washed at 140 °F (60 °C)
initially to remove any excess dye. Failure to observe this
advice could lead to color bleeding. Use detergent without
bleach to preserve the color of the fabric.
UNBLEACHED LINEN
Unbleached linen fabrics should be washed at 140 °F (60
°C) using detergent without bleach or optical brighteners.
Heavily soiled linen can be washed at higher temperatures,
but not too often as the heat may destroy the sheen and
strength of the linen.
ECONOMY AND EFFICIENCY
You can save a lot of energy by not using higher
temperature programs than necessary.
• Select Quick if you just need to freshen up shirts or
exercise clothes, for example. This will save both water
and energy.
• If you select a fast spin speed, this reduces energy
consumption when drying in a tumble dryer or drying
cabinet.
• Always wash with a full load when using the Sani, Color,
and White programs.
• Avoid pre-washing. Modern machines and detergents
clean effectively without pre-washing. Pre-washing is
only necessary for heavily soiled laundry.
DETERGENTS
Eco-labeled detergents are less harmful to the
environment. Detergent overdosing does not give better
washing results; it merely causes a greater impact on the
environment. Try to use less detergent, and increase only if
you are not satisfied with the results.
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ADVICE AND TIPS BEFORE WASHING
DYEING FABRICS
If you want to dye fabrics in the machine, select the
Color program with the Super Rinse option. Select
the temperature according to the dye manufacturer’s
recommendations. Choose a low spin speed if the fabric to
be dyed is a blended material, such as polyester/cotton.
NOTE!
ASKO washers use 50% to 75% less detergent than
most other washers. This is because of their low water
consumption and the fact that all the wash water is
repeatedly circulated through the laundry, ensuring that
all the detergent is fully utilized. We recommend that you
use powder detergents made specifically for front-loading
washers. These are sometimes called HE (High-Efficiency)
detergents. Please visit our homepage www.askona.com
to see the powder detergents we recommend for ASKO
washers.
NOTE!
We recommend that you do not use any powder detergent
that doesn’t wash completely out of the detergent drawer.
Add the dye directly to the washing drum – not to the
detergent compartment. After dyeing, you should run
the machine empty using the same program. Use the
normal amount of detergent.
Due to environmental concerns, we discourage the use
of strong chemicals.
When using agents for bleaching or stain removal,
there is a risk of rust (corrosion) and discoloration of the
machine.
LIQUID DETERGENTS
We don’t recommend liquid detergents because they tend
to produce more suds than powder detergents when used
in water temperatures of 150° F or higher. If you should try
a liquid detergent, start with a very small amount, such as
1 to 2 tablespoons. Also, liquid detergent can be used for
all programs without prewash, so add it into the main wash
compartment.
DETERGENTS
Laundry detergents are available in low-, normal- and
high-sudsing formulas. A detergent´s ability to clean is not
relative to the amount of suds it produces. Excess suds in
a front-loading washer actually interfere with the cleaning
because they cushion the tumbling action. Also, highsudsing detergents are more difficult to completely rinse
out.
The use of anything other than a low-sudsing detergent
can cause severe oversudsing, which could cause suds to
backup through the detergent compartment and run down
the front of the washer onto the floor. If oversudsing occurs,
run the wash through one or more rinse programs until all
items are thoroughly rinsed. Remove the laundry then run
the washer through a Normal wash program to get rid of
any remaining detergent.
We recommend that you don’t use bleach in your ASKO
washer. The tumbling wash action, temperature control
options, extended wash times and proper amount of
detergent are sufficient to remove most stains.
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RECOMMENDED POWDER
DETERGENTS
DETERGENT AMOUNTS BASED ON
WATER HARDNESS
The amount of detergent needed can vary due to
differences in water hardness. To determine the water
hardness in your area, contact your local water utility or
area water softening company. The harder the water, the
more detergent you may need. Refer to the chart below
for the recommended detergent amounts based on water
hardness. Remember, you should adjust the amount of
detergent you use by small amounts until you find the
correct amount.
Note that 12 grains and higher is extremely hard water
and detergent alone may not be enough. You may need
to use a water softener to maximize the performance of
your washer. Also, in areas with hard water (9+) you may
need to wash at lower temperatures to prevent hard water
deposits from forming in the tank and wash system.
AMOUNT OF DETERGENT TO USE
The amount of detergent needed varies among the
different brands, but for most detergents, you need only
one or two tablespoons. Using too much detergent can
result in detergent residue being left in your clothes, which
can cause them to appear gray or dingy. You should start
with a small amount of detergent and increase it only if the
cleaning results are unsatisfactory.
Additionally, you should never put detergent in the prewash
compartment unless you are using a wash program that
has a prewash cycle. This could cause excess foaming,
which could damage the machine.
The amount of detergent needed can also depend on the
hardness of the water in your area. See the “Detergent
Amounts Based on Water Hardness” section on the next
page for more details.
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USING YOUR WASHING MACHINE
Recommended detergent amounts based on water hardness
Detergent amounts
Water hardness
Pre Wash
Main Wash
Medium (4-8 grains per gal.)
1 teaspoon
1 to 2 tablespoons
Soft (0-3 grains per gal.)
1 teaspoon
Hard (9+ grains per gal.)
1 teaspoon
ADD DETERGENT AND FABRIC
SOFTENER
2
3
2 to 3 tablespoons
Powder detergent
Pour the powder into the main wash compartment, and
pre-wash compartment as well if desired. Do not use the
separator in the main detergent compartment.
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1
1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons
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Liquid detergent
Use the separator in the main detergent compartment.
Pour the liquid detergent into the front section of the
detergent compartment. (For thick detergent, we always
recommend using a wash ball.)
Wash ball or net
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If you use a wash ball or net, place it directly in the drum
and select a program without pre-wash.
NOTE!
Detergent overdosing does not give better washing
results; it merely causes a greater impact on the
environment.
Try using less detergent, and increase only if you are not
satisfied with the results.
Fabric softener
1.Pre-wash
2. Main wash with liquid detergent.
Use the separator.
3. Main wash with powder detergent.
Do not use the separator.
Pour the fabric softener into the compartment with the
symbol . Follow the recommendations on the fabric
softener packaging.
NOTE!
Do not fill above the compartment’s maximum fill level.
Otherwise fabric softener will be dispensed too early,
which impairs the washing effect.
4. Fabric softener
5. Release button
6. Child safety catch
The quantity of detergent needed depends, among other
things, on water hardness. See the detergent pack for
details. Phone your local water company to check the
water hardness in your area.
The detergent packaging will have recommendations for
how much detergent you should use. The machine holds
24 lb (11 kg) of laundry. If you only have a small amount
of laundry in the machine, you can reduce the amount of
detergent used.
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PROGRAM SELECTION
You select a program by turning the program selector. The
selected program is shown on the display. Now use the
option buttons to select any options. See the Selecting
Options chapter.
5. Color
A standard program for lightly to moderately soiled laundry.
The temperature can be selected freely, so follow the
washing instructions for each garment. Garments worn
next to the skin ought to be washed at 140 °F (60 °C). Very
lightly soiled laundry often comes clean already at 104 °F
(40 °C). The spin speed can be selected freely.
6. Quick
Program for normally soiled cotton and/or linen clothes
for daily use. You can select “Cold” (incoming water
temperature), 104 °F (40 °C), or 140 °F (60 °C). The lower
the selected temperature, the shorter the program time.
Garments worn next to the skin should be washed at 140
°F (60 °C).
7. Everyday Wear
1.Auto
This program automatically adjusts the length of the main
wash and the number of rinses to the amount and type of
laundry loaded in the machine.
2.Time Choice
This program adjusts itself to the specified time frame
or finish time. When using this program, it is however
important to select a temperature and time suited to how
soiled the laundry is. The spin speed can be selected
freely.
Specify the desired program time by pressing + or - on the
Time button. The symbol for the program lights beside the
selected time. You can choose a program time between 30
minutes and 3 hours. If you choose a 30-minute program
time the maximum wash temperature will be 86 °F (30 °C)
3. Sani
Program for heavily soiled laundry, with dirt that needs
to be fully dissolved before the main wash. A pre-wash is
used to do this.
The machine adapts the program time and water
consumption to the load size.
4. White
HeavyWhite program description
Program for normally to heavily soiled laundry, whites and
colors. You can select the temperature freely, so follow the
washing instructions for each garment. 140 °F (60 °C) is
a good temperature for heavily soiled cotton garments, as
well as for garments worn next to the skin. Select 104 °F
(40 °C) if the laundry is less soiled. The spin speed can be
selected freely. The machine adapts the program time and
water consumption to the load size.
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Program for synthetics, mixed fiber, and easy care cotton.
The program has a High Water Level and as such is also
suitable for cushions, quilted jackets, and similar items.
Read the washing instructions carefully and remember,
for example, that fabric softener must not be used with the
membranes found in some outer garments. A washing
temperature up to 140 °F (60 °C) and a spin speed up to
1200 rpm can be selected.
8. PermaPress
Program for delicate garments made of synthetic fibers,
mixed fibers, rayon, and easy care cotton. The maximum
temperature is 140 °F (60 °C), but follow the washing
instructions for each garment. Many synthetics will come
clean at 104 °F (40 °C). Garments worn next to the skin
ought to be washed at 140 °F (60 °C). The maximum spin
speed is 600 rpm.
9. Wool/hand Wash
A gentle laundry program for wool, silk, and garments that
should be washed by hand. The highest temperature is 86
°F (30 °C).
The program has a short spin. The maximum spin speed is
600 rpm.
10. Rinse
This program performs one cold rinse cycle + spin.
Suitable for laundry that just needs to be dampened and
for cleaning cloths and mops.
11. Spin
Used to simply spin the wash.
12. Drain
Used when you only want to drain the water from the
machine.
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SELECTING OPTIONS
You can select options to adjust the wash program to suit
your own specific requirements. The available options
depend on the selected program. If the option is available
for the selected program, the symbols lights up when you
press the button.
The machine will remember the options you select for each
program (applies to Super Rinse, High Water Level, and
Super Wash). You can still change the selected options the
next time you select the same program.
When you select Delayed Start, the machine will start 1-24
hours after you press the Start button. This option cannot
be used with Time Choice.
• Select Delayed Start by pressing the + button under the
time display. Delayed Start is shown for three seconds.
• By pressing the -/+ buttons under the time display you
can delay the start in whole hours up to a maximum of
24 hours. The symbol for Delayed Start lights beside
the number of hours.
• Press Start and the machine will count down 1 hour at
a time, starting after the selected delay.
Temperature
• Select the temperature by pressing the -/+ buttons until
the desired temperature is displayed.
• You can select temperatures between cold (-) and 194
°F (90 °C). By selecting cold, the wash temperature will
be the same as the temperature of the water entering
the machine. For Wool/hand Wash, it is not possible to
select a temperature above 104 °F (40 °C). When selecting Time Choice, PermaPress, or Everyday Wear,
the maximum temperature is 140 °F (60 °C).
Spin
• Select the spin speed by pressing the -/+ buttons until
the desired spin speed is displayed.
• You can select speeds between 400 and 1400 rpm,
(no spin), or No D(no drain). The maximum spin
speed varies according to the selected program. The
speed is shown on the display.
•
Delayed Start
, means that the program does not include a spin
cycle and ends by draining.
• No D, No drain means that the program does not
include a spin cycle and ends with the water from the
final rinse still in the machine. The washing will remain
covered by the water from the final rinse, stopping it
from getting wrinkled. If you have selected “No drain”,
once the program has ended you must select the Spin
or Drain program to drain the water from the machine
before you open the washer door.
If you change your mind and want to cancel Delayed Start,
press and hold the Stop button for three seconds.
NOTE!
Remember to press the Start button to start the program.
NOTE!
Make sure the detergent compartment is completely dry
before you add detergent, otherwise there is a risk that
the detergent will clump before the machine starts.
Super rinse
Use the Super Rinse option if you want to increase the
number of rinses. The maximum number of rinses is
seven and varies depending on the selected program.
Recommended for persons with extremely sensitive skin
and/or in areas with very soft water.
• Select Super Rinse by pressing the button under the
symbol.
• The symbol above the button lights when this option is
activated.
High Water Level
Use High Water Level if a garment’s laundry label shows
this symbol. High Water Level means additional water is
used during the main wash and rinse cycles.
• Select High Water Level by pressing the button under
the symbol.
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• The symbol above the button lights when this option is
activated.
NOTE!
The machine takes in the additional water for the High
Water Level about 15 minutes after the main wash has
started.
Anti Wrinkle
Anti Wrinkle means the drum will rotate for three seconds
each minute for two hours once the wash program has
finished. This function prevents the clothes from lying in the
same position and getting wrinkled.
• Select Anti Wrinkle by pressing the button under the
symbol.
the previous wash with the same program, “0:01” will be
displayed until the program finishes. This is normal! The
next time you use the program under similar conditions, the
estimated program time will be more accurate.
Stopping or changing a program
You can stop a program by pressing the Stop button for
three seconds. “Stop” appears on the display. To restart the
machine, select a new program, add any extra detergent
needed, and press the Start button.
NOTE!
Do not open the detergent compartment while the
machine is running.
• The symbol above the button lights when this option is
activated.
Super Wash
Super Wash can be selected to better dissolve difficult
stains and heavy soiling on clothing. This option adds a
cold pre-wash and the wash time in cold water is extended
by approximately six minutes. The main wash time is also
extended.
• Select Super Wash by pressing the button under the
symbol.
• The symbol above the button lights when this option is
activated.
Presoak
Super Wash can be selected to better dissolve difficult
stains and heavy soiling on clothing. This option adds a
cold pre-wash and the wash time in cold water is extended
by approximately six minutes. The main wash time is also
extended.
If the laundry is stained, such as with blood, we
recommend Presoak. The laundry will soak in cold water
for two hours before the wash program starts.
• Select Presoak by pressing the button under the
symbol.
• The symbol above the button lights when this option is
activated.
DURING THE PROGRAMME
Time remaining
The time remaining is shown in hours and minutes. The
time remaining is updated three times during the program.
The first update takes place after about 15 minutes. Once
a program is selected, the estimated program time is
displayed. This may differ from time to time depending
on the temperature of the water entering the machine
and the size of the load. If the program time is longer than
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SETTINGS
HOW TO CHOOSE THE SETTINGS
Extra rinses
2 Press and hold the Stop button and then press the
main power switch. Then press the Stop button 5 times
within 10 seconds.
Choose “Rinses On” for five rinses or “Rinses Off” for three
rinses.
1 Turn off the machine using the main power switch.
3 Select the setting you want to change by turning the
program selector.
Upon delivery, your washing machine is set to use three
rinses in White and Color.
4 Press Stop once.
MAKING A SELECTION
Turn the program selector until the desired selection is
shown on the display
SAVING A SELECTION
1 Press Stop to save the selection and return to the
settings menu.
2 Press Start to enter the program menu.
Options:
Press Start to save the selection and return directly to
the program menu, if you do not want to make anymore
settings.
YOU CAN CHANGE THE FOLLOWING
SETTINGS
Child-safe Start
You can activate the Child-safe Start option to prevent
children from starting the machine. Select “Child-safe On”
or “Child-safe Off”.
Deactivate the Child-safe Start option temporarily for
three minutes by simultaneously pressing the buttons as
illustrated:
Language
Choose from: US English, AU English, Svenska, Dansk,
Norsk, Suomi, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol,
Русский, Ned erlands, EU English.
Temperature
Choose between: °C and °F.
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CARE AND CLEANING
CLEANING THE TRAP AND THE
DRAINAGE PUMP
The washing machine has a trap where small items such
as coins, buttons, and hairpins can collect. To clean the
trap and the drain pump, do as follows:
CLEANING THE DETERGENT
COMPARTMENT
Pull out the detergent compartment using the release
button.
1 Make sure the machine is empty of water and switched
off at the main power switch.
Rinse the compartment and scrub it clean. The cover in the
fabric softener compartment can be removed.
2 Open the door.
3 Unhook the drain hose from the connector inside the
door and drain the water into a suitable container, such
as a shallow bowl.
NOTE!
Do not run the detergent compartment through a
dishwasher!
4 Turn the cover counter-clockwise to open the pump.
Remove the cover.
CLEANING THE OUTSIDE OF THE
MACHINE
Clean the outside of the machine and the program panel
with a mild cleaner. Do not use any solvents, as these can
damage the machine.
NOTE!
Do not hose down the machine with water!
5 Remove any items and debris from the pump housing
and cover. Also check that the pump impellers at the
back rotate.
6 Screw on the cover, replace the drainage hose on the
hatch pin, and close the hatch.
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CLEANING THE INSIDE OF THE
MACHINE TO AVOID UNPLEASANT
SMELLS
Run a programme at 90 °C or 95 °C (depending on the
model) with a small amount of detergent once a month to
avoid problems with odours. It is not necessary to put any
washing in the machine.
RINSE HOLES UNDER THE AGITATOR
If you suspect that objects such as nails or paper clips
may have fallen into the wash drum, you should check the
space under the paddles. Such objects can rust and leave
marks on clothing. Nails and other sharp objects can make
holes in fabrics.
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CARE AND CLEANING
Do as follows:
1 Insert a screwdriver or the like into the hole on the
agitator as illustrated and carefully pry to the left.
2 Use your other hand to grasp the paddle and pull it
toward you.
3 Lift the paddle.
4 Remove any objects.
5 Place the paddle in the mounting hole with the F-mark
toward you. Ensure that all the paddle fasteners are in
their holes in the drum. Push it in until it catches.
IF YOU HAVE HARD WATER
If you live in an area with hard water (high limescale
content), a grayish-white coating may form on the washer
drum. To remove this, empty a sachet of citric acid, approx.
20 gram (1 oz), into the washer drum and run any 194 °F
(90 °C) program. Repeat if necessary.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
THE WASHER DOOR WILL NOT OPEN
• Check that the main power switch is on.
ERROR MESSAGES
• Has the power supply been cut off? Check the house
fuses (circuit breakers).
If an error occurs during the program, a message is shown
on the display. To exit the message after taking action, turn
the machine off and then back on.
OPENING THE DOOR IN AN
EMERGENCY:
Close the Door
WARNING
The door may only be opened manually if the electric
power is cut and the machine has been drained of water.
1 Run the Drain program to empty the water from the
machine. If this does not work, the machine must be
drained manually. See “Cleaning the trap and the drain
pump” in the “Care and cleaning” chapter.
2 Ensure that the main power switch is turned off and
that the plug has been removed from the wall socket.
3 Take the emergency door opening tool and place it
in the gap on the right side of the washer door lock.
The tool is attached to the rear of the detergent
compartment. Remove the detergent compartment
from the machine and remove the emergency door
opening tool.
4 Push the tool downward to open the washer door.
The error messages that may be shown in the display are:
Close the washer door and press Start to start the
program.
Over flow fault
1 Shut off the water tap.
2 See “Drainage error”.
Water outlet fault
Check:
• that no objects are stuck in the drainage hose outlet.
• that the drain pump is not blocked by foreign objects.
Clean the pump. See the “Care and cleaning” chapter.
• that there are no kinks in the drainage hose.
After the above, run Drain to empty the machine. If this
does not resolve the problem, call the Customer Care
Center.
Water Inlet Fault
Check:
• that the tap on the water pipe is open.
• that the filter in the machine’s water intake is not
blocked.
THE MACHINE WILL NOT START
• Is the washer door properly closed? Push it firmly.
Then press the Start button.
• Is there power? Check the fuses and residual current
devices (circuit breakers) in the building.
• Check that you have not selected Delayed Start. To
cancel Delayed Start, press the Stop button for three
seconds.
AFTER POWER FAILURE
Press the main power switch to resume the current
program.
WET WASHING STILL IN THE MACHINE
Under certain circumstances, a small load can cause
imbalance Unbalance (see “Unbalance”). Rearrange the
load and start the spin program, or load more laundry and
restart the washing program.
Action:
1 Turn off the water supply valve and unscrew the hose.
2 Clean the filter in the intake valve on the machine.
3 Screw the hose back on and turn on the valve.
4 Run the program again to check whether the error has
been fixed.
5 If this does not resolve the problem, call the Customer
Care Center.
Wash Motor Fault
Contact the Customer Care Center at the number listed at
the bottom of this page!
Unbalance
The machine stops the spin cycle if there is too much
imbalance. The washing machine restarts the spin cycle
and hopefully the laundry is better distributed in the drum.
This procedure can be repeated up to 10 times. If the
machine still fails to find a good balance, the program
jumps to the next step.
The error message requires no action.
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TECHNICAL INFORMATION
TECHNICAL DATA
Height:
33 1/2'' (850 mm)
Width:
23 1/2'' (597 mm)
Depth:
27 7/8'' (716 mm)
Weight:
181 lb (82 kg)
Cylinder volume:
21,1 gal (80 l)
Rated power:
See serial number tag and rating plate.
Heater output:
See serial number tag and rating plate.
Water pressure:
14-145 psi
Wash drum and liquid compartment material:
Stainless steel
Outer casing material:
Powder-coated and hot-galvanized sheet steel or stainless steel.
Water connection:
59" (1.5 m) pex pipe
Drain:
67" (1.7 m) polypropylene hose
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INSTALLATION
Read these instructions carefully and completely before
you install the machine. The installation should be carried
out by a qualified person who is familiar with all local codes
and ordinances for electrical and plumbing connections.
Cosmetic damage must be reported to your dealer within
five days from the date of purchase. After unpacking the
washer, thoroughly check the unit for cosmetic damage.
DRAIN OUTLET CONNECTION
The machine is supplied with the outlet hose already
attached. The hose should be extended over a suitable
sink edge or drain pipe at a height of 24” to 36” (610 mm to
914 mm) above the bottom of the unit. (The lower height is
preferable.) Make sure the hose is not kinked.
LEVELING THE MACHINE
It is important that the machine is level to prevent excessive
vibrations during spin cycles. Each foot of the washer is
adjustable, so you can level the washer on any surface.
Once it is level, securely tighten the lock nuts on the feet to
prevent excessive vibration during spin cycles.
24" to 36"
NOTE!
Be sure to tighten the
lock nuts securely
when you level the
machine.
WATER SUPPLY CONNECTION
Since ASKO washers have a built-in heating element,
you only need a cold water inlet. The connection should
be made by someone who is sufficiently skilled. Use the
hose supplied with the washer. (The inlet hose is marked
for correct connection.) The water pressure must be in the
range 15–146 PSI. A valve should be fitted on the water
supply pipe. If a new supply pipe has been installed for
the washer, it should be flushed thoroughly to remove any
foreign particles that might clog the filter in the fill valve.
If the hose is extended, the internal diameter of the
coupling must not be less than ½”.
WARNING
Do not extend the drain hose higher than 36” (914 mm)
from the bottom of the unit.
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
The machine is delivered ready-fitted with a plug and
is intended for connection to an ASKO Dryer, which is
equipped with a matching receptacle. The plug supplied
with the washer can only be used with an ASKO Dryer. If
the washer is used separately or with another dryer, it must
be on a separate 208-240 V single-phase circuit.
If the machine is to be used in a wet area, the supply must
be protected by a residual current device.
As supplied: 208-240 V, 60 Hz, 2000 heating element,15 A
timed delayed fuse is required.
WARNING
Connection to a permanently wired supply point must be
made only by a qualified electrician
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
NOTE!
If the unit is installed on a second storey, follow local
building codes. We recommend installing a drip pan.
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This appliance must be grounded. In the event of
malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk
of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance
for electric current. This appliance is equipped with a
cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a
grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into
an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and
grounded in accordance with all local codes and
ordinances.
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INSTALLATION
FREESTANDING INSTALLATION
The washer can be placed next to the dryer. It is essential
that the machine is leveled and the locknuts are tightened
to prevent excessive vibration during spin cycles. Also
be sure to leave a minimum of ½” of space between
the washer and the dryer. The height adjustment for the
washer is 33½” to 34½” (850 mm to 876 mm). Do not raise
it higher than 34½” (876 mm).
WARNING
Improper connection of the equipment-grounding
conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check
with a qualified electrician or serviceman if you are in
doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded.
Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance. If it
will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a
qualified electrician.
STACKED INSTALLATION
ASKO washers should never be stacked on a counter or
a dryer. You can, however, stack an ASKO dryer on an
ASKO washer. Refer to your Dryer Use and Care Guide for
instructions on how to do this.
BUILT-IN INSTALLATION
ASKO washers can be installed beneath a cabinet or
worktop with a height of 34” to 35” (863 to 889 mm) or
in a closet. There must be a gap of about ½” (12 mm) all
around the machine, including between the rear edge of
the machine’s top panel and the back wall. The opening
width must be at least 24½” (622 mm). Space must also
be available for the fill and drain hoses. See the illustration
below for measurements and positions. If the washer is
installed in a closet the door must be left open while the
washer is running.
LIMITED WARRANTY – RESIDENTIAL
APPLIANCES
ASKO Distribution North America, LLC. (hereinafter
“ASKO”) warrants the original purchaser (the “ASKO
Customer”) of the ASKO product (the “ASKO Product”),
who purchased the appliance from a distributor, dealer,
manufactures representative or other seller who has
been authorized by ASKO (“Authorized ASKO Dealer”),
that this ASKO Product is free of defects in material and
workmanship, subject to the terms and conditions set
forth herein. The limited warranty covers parts and labor,
except as set forth in this Limited Warranty. Service must
be provided by an ASKO designated service company.
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS
PROVIDED HEREIN. The limited warranty is valid only in
the United States or Canada and applies only when the
appliance is used in the country in which it was purchased.
Proof of original purchase date is required to obtain service
under this limited warranty.
Residential ASKO Products Used Exclusively
for Household/Personal Purposes:
Two (2) Years limited Warranty – Any warranty service
claims for residential ASKO Products must be filed with
ASKO within two (2) years from date of purchase.
Residential ASKO Products Not Used
Exclusively for House Hold Purposes, used
Commercially or Use in marine, Mobile or
Aeronautical Applications:
One (1) Year limited Warranty – Any warranty service
claims for ASKO Products not used exclusively for
household and personal use, used commercially or used
in marine, mobile, or aeronautical application must be filed
with ASKO within One (1) year from date of purchase.
ITEMS EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY
This limited warranty does not cover:
1 Replacement parts or repair labor if this appliance
is used in a manner that is inconsistent to published
user or operator instructions and or/or installation
instructions.
2 Service calls to correct the installation of your
appliance, to instruct you on how to use your appliance,
to replace or repair house fuses, or to correct house
wiring or plumbing.
3 Consumable parts are excluded from warranty
coverage.
If the drain outlet is higher than 24”(610 mm), the
connections will need to be recessed.
4 Damage resulting from accident, alteration, misuse,
abuse, fire, flood, acts of God, improper installation,
installation not in accordance with electrical or
plumbing codes, or use of products not approved by
ASKO.
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5 Cosmetic damage, including scratches, dents, chips
or other damage to the finish of your appliance, unless
such damage results from defects in material or
workmanship and is reported to ASKO within 5 days
from date of purchase.
6 Pickup and delivery. This appliance is intended to be
repaired in your home.
7 Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized
modifications made to the appliance.
8 Expenses for travel and transportation for product
service if your appliance is located in a remote area
where service by an authorized ASKO servicer is not
available.
9 The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is
installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed
in accordance with ASKO’s published installation
instructions.
10 Replacement parts or repair labor on appliances with
original model/serial numbers that have been removed,
altered or cannot be easily determined.
DISLCAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES
YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS
LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR
AS PROVIDED HEREIN. ASKO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE
FOR INCIDENTIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states and provinces do not allow the exclusion
or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so
these limitations and exclusion may not apply to you. This
warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you also may
have other rights that vary from state to state or province to
province.
If you think you need repair service, first see the “Trouble
Shooting” section of the Use & Care Guide. If you are
unable to resolve after checking “Trouble Shooting”
additional help can be found by calling ASKO Customer
Care at 1-800-898-1879
Should you need further assistance, you can write to
ASKO Appliances with any questions or concerns at the
address below:
ASKO Distribution North America, LLC.
Customer Care Center
PO Box 44848
MADISON WI 53744
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PROGRAM CHART
Program
1. Time Choice
2. Sani
3. White
4. Color
5. Quick
Pre
Temp.
Wash °F
Number
of rinses
Spin
Max.
Speed load
rpm
(lb)
Consumption values
Water
consumption
(approx.
gallon)
Energy
consumption
(approx. kWh)
Program time
(approx. hrs
and min.)
X
203
5
1400
24
30,9
2.98
2:56
140
3
1400
24
23,5
1.51
2:31
X
140
104
140
6. Everyday Wear
104
8. Wool/hand
Wash
86
7. PermaPress
9. Rinse
10. Spin
11. Drain
104
5
3
3
2
2
3
3
1
1400
1400
1400
1400
1200
600
600
1400
1400
24
24
24
12
12
8
8
12
12
28,0
23,5
21,4
9,5
21,1
11,4
24,8
4,8
0,0
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1.51
0.92
1.61
0.17
0.80
0.54
0.67
0.10
0.08
2:50
2:12
1:49
0:55
1:45
1:24
0:55
0:21
0:16
0:01
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YOUR NOTES
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QUICK GUIDE
1.
2.
SORT THE LAUNDRY, OPEN THE WASHER DOOR,
AND LOAD THE LAUNDRY
Close zippers.
Look at the item’s laundry label.
Sort the laundry according to how soiled it is, color, and material.
NB: Place underwired bras in a laundry net.
TURN ON THE MAIN POWER SWITCH
3.
ADD DETERGENT AND FABRIC SOFTENER, AS
REQUIRED
4.
SELECT A PROGRAM AND ANY OPTIONS
5.
CLOSE THE WASHER DOOR AND PRESS THE
START BUTTON
The detergent packaging will have recommendations for how much
detergent you should use. With only a small amount of laundry in the
machine, you can reduce the amount of detergent used.
You select a program by turning the program selector. The selected
program is shown on the display.
The available options depend on the selected program. If the option is
available for the selected program, the symbols lights up when you press
the button.
The time remaining is shown in hours and minutes.
We reserve the right to make changes.
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