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User manual
Washing machine
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Safety information............................38
Product description .........................40
Control panel ...................................41
Washing hints ..................................47
International wash code symbol ......50
Washing programme ..................51-52
Programme information ...................53
Care and cleaning ...........................54
Something not working....................57
Techical data ...................................61
Consumption values ........................62
Installation .......................................63
Environment concerns .....................67
Guarantee conditions ......................68
Customer service centres ................69
The following symbols are used in this manual:
Important information concerning your personal safety and information on how
to avoid damaging the appliance.
General information and tips
Environmental information
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Safety Information
In the interest of your safety and to
ensure the correct use, before
installing and first using the
appliance, read this user manual
carefully, including its hints and
warnings. To avoid unnecessary
mistakes and accidents, it is
important to ensure that all people
using the appliance are thoroughly
familiar with its operation and safety
features. Save these instructions
and make sure that they remain with
the appliance if it is moved or sold,
so that everyone using it through its
life will be properly informed on
appliance use and safety.
Wash small items such as socks,
laces, washable belts etc in a
washing bag or pillow case as it is
possible for such items to slip down
between the tub and the inner drum.
Always unplug the appliance and
turn off the water supply after use,
clean and maintenance.
Under no circumstances should you
attempt to repair the machine
yourself. Repairs carried out by
inexperienced persons may cause
injury or serious malfunctioning.
Contact your local Service Centre.
Always insist on genuine spare parts.
Do not use your washing machine to
wash articles with whalebones,
material without hems or torn
This appliance is heavy. Care should
be taken when moving it.
G When unpacking the appliance,
check that it is not damaged. If in
doubt, do not use it and contact the
Service Centre.
G All packing and transit bolts must be
removed before use. Serious
damage can occur to the product
and to property if this is not adhered
to. See relevant section in the user
G Any plumbing work required to install
this appliance should be carried out
by a qualified plumber or competent
G Any electrical work required to install
this appliance should be carried out
by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
G Care must be taken to ensure that
the appliance does not stand on the
electrical supply cable.
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G It is dangerous to alter the
specifications or attempt to modify
this product in any way.
G During high temperature wash
programmes the door glass may get
hot. Do not touch it!
G Make sure that small pets do not
climb into the drum. To avoid this,
please check into the drum before
G Any objects such as coins, safety
pins, nails, screws, stones or any
other hard, sharp material can cause
extensive damage and must not be
placed into the machine.
G Only use the advised quantities of
fabric softener. Damage to the fabric
can ensue if you over-fill. Refer to the
manufacturer’s recommendations of
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If the machine is situated on a
carpeted floor, please adjust the feet
in order to allow air to circulate freely
Always be sure, that there is no
water leakage from hoses and their
connections after the installation.
After having installed the appliance,
check that it is not pressing or
standing on its electrical supply
cable, inlet hose and drain hose.
If the appliance is installed in a
location subject to frost, please read
the “dangers of freezing”chapter.
Never use the washing machine if
the power supply cable, the control
panel, the working surface or the
base are damaged so that the inside
of the washing machine is
Child safety
This washing machine is not
intended for use by young children
or infirm persons without
G Young children should be supervised
to ensure that they do not play with
the appliance.
G The packaging components (e.g.
plastic film, polystyrene) can be
dangerous to children - danger of
suffocation! Keep them out of
children’s reach
G Keep all detergents in a safe place
out of children’s reach.
G Make sure that children or pets do
not climb into the drum. To avoid this
the machine incorporates special
feature. To activate this device, rotate
the button (without pressing it) inside
the door clockwise until the groove
is horizontal. If necessary use a coin.
G This appliance is designed for
domestic use. It must not be used
for purposes other than those for
which it was designed.
G Only wash fabrics which are
designed to be machine washed.
Follow the instructions on each
garment label.
G Do not overload the appliance. See
the relevant section in the user
G Before washing, ensure that all
pockets are empty and buttons and
zips are fastened. Avoid washing
frayed or torn articles and treat
stains such as paint, ink, rust, and
grass before washing. Underwired
bras must NOT be machine washed.
G Garments which have been in
contact with volatile petroleum
products should not be machine
washed. If volatile cleaning fluids are
used, care should be taken to
ensure that the fluid is removed from
the garment before placing in the
To disable this device and restore
the possibility of closing the door,
G Never pull the power supply cable to
rotate the button anti-clockwise until
remove the plug from the socket;
the groove is vertical.
always take hold of the plug itself.
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Product description
Detergent dispenser drawer
Control panel
Door opening handle
Drain pump
Adjustable feet
Detergent dispenser drawer
Fabric Softener
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Control panel
Programme selector dial
Spin reduction button
Time Expert button
AquaCare button
Start/Pause button
Programme progress display
Delay Start button
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First Use
Ensure that the electrical and water
connections comply with the
installation instructions.
Remove the polystryrene block and
any material from the drum.
Pour 2 litres of water into the main
wash compartment
of the
detergent drawer in order to activate
the ECO valve. Then run a cotton
cycle at 90°C, without any laundry in
the machine, to remove any
manufacturing residue from the drum
and tub. Pour 1/2 a measure of
detergent into the dispenser drawer
and start the machine.
Measure out the detergent and the
fabric softener
Pull out the dispenser drawer until it
stops. Measure out the amount of
detergent required, pour it into the main
wash compartment
and, if you wish
to carry out the “prewash” phase, pour
it into the compartment marked
If required, pour fabric softener into the
compartment marked
(the amount
used must not exceed the “MAX” mark
in the drawer). Close the drawer gently.
Daily Use
Load the laundry
Open the door by carefully pulling the
door handle outwards. Place the laundry
in the drum, one item at a time, shaking
them out as much as possible. Close
the door.
Select the required programme
Turn the programme selector dial to the
required programme.
The light Start/Pause starts to flash.
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The selector dial is divided into following
Special programmes:
Drain and
The selector dial can be turned either
clockwise or anticlockwise. Position 60
Eco and 40 Eco corresponds to the
ENERGY SAVING programme for
cotton, position
to cold wash and
position O to Reset programme/
Switching OFF of the machine.
At the end of the programme the
selector dial must be turned to
position O, to switch the machine
If you turn the programme selector dial
to another programme when the
machine is working, the lights of the
programme progress display start to
flash. The machine will not perform the
new selected programme.
Programme Option buttons
Depending on the programme, different
functions can be combined. These must
be selected after choosing the desired
programme and before depressing the
Start/Pause button.
When these buttons are pressed, the
corresponding pilot lights come on.
When they are pressed again, the pilot
lights go out.
The relevant light will light up.
Maximum speeds are:
Mod. EWF 8020
• for cotton: 800 rpm;
• for synthetic fabrics and wool: 700
• for delicate fabrics: 500 rpm.
Mod. EWF 10020
• for cotton: 1000 rpm;
• for synthetic fabrics and wool: 900
• for delicate fabrics: 700 rpm.
No Spin
: By selecting this option,
the machine will suppress all spinning
On cotton and synthetic programmes
the rinses will be performed with more
Select the spin speed or No Spin or
Rinse Hold
Press the Spin button repeatedly to
change the spin speed, if you want your
laundry to be spun at a speed different
from the one proposed by the washing
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Rinse Hold
: by selecting this option
the water of the last rinse is not emptied
out to prevent the fabrics from creasing.
When the programme has finished the
pilot lights
(End) and
(Door) are
on, the Start/Pause light is off and the
door is blocked to indicate that the
water must be emptied out.
To empty out the water:
turn the programme selector dial to “O”
select the
(Drain) or
programme reduce the spin speed if
needed, by means of the relevant button
depress Start/Pause button only the pilot
(End) comes on.
Diario, Rápido y Super options cannot
be used with the Economy programme
60 Eco and 40 Eco.
If an option is chosen that is not allowed
with the selected programme, the red
pilot light of the START/PAUSE button
will flash 3 times.
Select the Daily (diario), Quick
(rápido) or Extra Quick (super)
Press the Options button repeatedly, to
select the desired option. The relevant
light will light up.
This button can be selected with all
programmes except the wool and hand
wash programmes. The machine
performs 5 rinses instead of 3.
This option is recommended for people
who are allergic to detergents, and in
areas where the water is very soft.
Select the AquaCare option
Select the Start/Pause
You can select 4 different options:
DIARIO (Daily): to be used for
cotton, synthetic or delicate items of
daily use in order to obtain good
washing performance in a short time.
RÁPIDO (Quick): a short cicle for
items lightly soiled
SUPER (Extra Quick): a very short
cycle for items that have been used
for a short time or wash at half load.
NORMAL: It allows the option to
realize a cycle of normal wash without
selecting the "Time Expert" button.
To start the selected programme, press
the “start/pause” button; the
corresponding green pilot light stops
The “wash” and “door” lights are on
to indicate that the appliance starts
operating and the door is locked.
To interrupt a programme which is
running, depress the “start/pause”
button: the corresponding green pilot
light starts to flash.
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To restart the programme from the point
at which it was interrupted, press the
“start/pause” button again.
If you have chosen a delayed start, the
machine will begin the countdown.
If an incorrect option is selected, an
integrated red pilot light of the “start/
pause” button flashes for 3 times.
Select the Delay start
• The selected delay can be changed
only after selecting the washing
programme again.
• The door will be locked throughout
the delay time. If you need to open
the door, you must first set the
washing machine to PAUSE by
pressing the Start/Pause button and
then wait about 2 minutes. After you
have closed the door, press the
Start/Pause button again.
The Delay Start can not be selected
with Spin and Drain programmes.
Programme progress display
Before you start the programme, if
you wish to delay the start, press the
Delay Start button repeatedly, to select
the desired delay. The relevant light
This button makes it possible to delay
the starting of the washing programme
by 9, 6 and 3 hours.
You must select this option after you
have set the programme and before you
press the Start/Pause button.
You can cancel the delay time at any
moment, before you press the
Start/Pause button.
If you have already pressed the
Start/Pause button, and you wish to
cancel the delay time, proceed as
• set the washing machine to PAUSE
by pressing the Start/Pause button;
• press the Delay Start button once, the
light relevant to the selected delay
goes off.
• press the Start/Pause button again to
start the programme.
By selecting the wash programme, the
“wash” pilot lights comes on.
When the pilot light “wash” comes on
this means that the machine is
performing the washing cycle. If you
have selected the “prewash” function,
this light will be on during the prewash
phase too.
The “door” pilot light indicates if the
door can be opened:
• light on: the door cannot be opened
• light off: the door can be opened
• flashing light: the door is opening
It stays on during the whole programme
indicating that the door is locked.
When the light goes out, the door can
be opened.
When the programme has finished, the
“End” pilot light comes on.
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Altering an option or a running
It is possible to change any option
before the programme carries it out.
Before you make any change, you must
pause the washing machine by pressing
the “Start/Pause” button.
Changing a running programme is
possible only by resetting it. Turn the
programme selector dial to “O” and
then to the new programme position.
The washing water in the tub will not
emptied out. Start the new programme
by depressing the “start pause” button
Interrupting a programme
Depress the “start pause” button to
interrupt a programme which is running,
the corresponding light starts to flash.
Depress the button again to restart the
Cancelling a programme
Turn the selector dial to “O” to cancel
a programme which is running. Now
you can select a new programme.
Opening the door after the
programme has started
First set the machine to pause by
pressing the “start pause” button.
If the “door” light flashes and after 2
minutes goes off, the door can be
If the “door” light doesn’t flash, this
means that the machine is already
heating, that the water level is above
the bottom edge of the door or that
the drum is turning. In this case the
door can not be opened.
If you cannot open the door but you
need to open it you have to switch the
machine off by turning the selector dial
to “O”. After about 2 minutes the door
can be opened (pay attention to the
water level and temperature!).
At the end of the programme
The machine stops automatically.
If the “rinse hold” option has been
selected, the phase lights “end” and
“door” illuminate, the “start pause”
light goes off and the door remains
locked to indicate that the water must
be emptied out before opening the
To empty out the water please read
the steps on the Rinse Hold option
Turn the programme selector dial to
“O” to switch the machine off.
Remove the laundry from the drum and
carefully check that the drum is empty.
If you do not intend to carry out
another wash, close the water tap.
Leave the door open to prevent the
formation of mildew and unpleasant
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Washing hints
Rub particularly soiled areas with a
special detergent or detergent paste.
Treat curtains with special care. Remove
hooks or tie them up in a bag or net.
Sorting the laundry
Follow the wash code symbols on each
garment label and the manufacturer’s
washing instructions. Sort the laundry as
follows: whites, coloureds, synthetics,
delicates, woollens.
Maximum loads
Recommended loads are indicated in
the programme charts.
General rules:
Cotton, linen: drum full but not too
tightly packed;
Synthetics: drum no more than half full;
Delicate fabrics and woollens: drum
no more than one third full.
Washing a maximum load makes the
most efficient use of water and energy.
For heavily soiled laundry, reduce the
load size.
for normally soiled white
cottons and linen (e.g. tea
cloths, towels, tablecloths,
for normally soiled, colour
fast garments (e.g. shirts,
night dresses, pyjamas....) in
linen, cotton or synthetic
fibres and for lightly soiled
white cotton (e.g.
for delicate items (e.g. net
curtains), mixed laundry
including synthetic fibres and
woollens bearing the label
30°-40° «pure new wool, machine
washable, non-shrink».
Before loading the laundry
Never wash whites and coloureds
together. Whites may lose their
“whiteness” in the wash.
New coloured items may run in the first
wash; they should therefore be washed
separately the first time.
Make sure that no metal objects
are left in the laundry (e.g. hair
clips, safety pins, pins).
Button up pillowcases, close zip
fasteners, hooks and poppers. Tie any
belts or long tapes.
Remove persistent stains before
Laundry weights
The following weights are indicative:
1200 g
100 g
quilt cover
700 g
500 g
pillow case
200 g
250 g
towelling towel
200 g
tea cloth
100 g
night dress
200 g
ladies’ briefs
100 g
man’s work shirt
600 g
man’s shirt
200 g
man’s pyjamas
500 g
100 g
men’s underpants
100 g
Removing stains
Stubborn stains may not be removed by
just water and detergent. It is therefore
advisable to treat them prior to washing.
Blood: treat fresh stains with cold
water. For dried stains, soak overnight in
water with a special detergent then rub
in the soap and water.
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Oil based paint: moisten with benzine
stain remover, lay the garment on a soft
cloth and dab the stain; treat several
Dried grease stains: moisten with
turpentine, lay the garment on a soft
surface and dab the stain with the
fingertips and a cotton cloth.
Rust: oxalic acid dissolved in hot water
or a rust removing product used cold.
Be careful with rust stains which are not
recent since the cellulose structure will
already have been damaged and the
fabric tends to hole.
Mould stains: treat with bleach, rinse
well (whites and fast coloureds only).
Grass: soap lightly and treat with
bleach (whites and fast coloureds only).
Ball point pen and glue: moisten with
acetone (*), lay the garment on a soft
cloth and dab the stain.
Lipstick: moisten with acetone as
above, then treat stains with methylated
spirits. Remove any residual marks from
white fabrics with bleach.
Red wine: soak in water and detergent,
rinse and treat with acetic or citric acid,
then rinse. Treat any residual marks with
Ink: depending on the type of ink,
moisten the fabric first with acetone (*),
then with acetic acid; treat any residual
marks on white fabrics with bleach and
then rinse thoroughly.
Tar stains: first treat with stain remover,
methylated spirits or benzine, then rub
with detergent paste.
(*) do not use acetone on artificial silk.
Detergents and additives
Good washing results also depend on
the choice of detergent and use of the
correct quantities to avoid waste and
protect the environment. Although
biodegradable, detergents contain
substances which, in large quantities,
can upset the delicate balance of nature.
The choice of detergent will depend on
the type of fabric (delicates, woollens,
cottons, etc.), the colour, washing
temperature and degree of soiling.
All commonly available washing machine
detergents may be used in this
• powder detergents for all types of
• powder detergents for delicate fabrics
(60°C max) and woollens,
• liquid detergents, preferably for low
temperature wash programmes (60°C
max) for all types of fabric, or special
for woollens only.
The detergent and any additives must
be placed in the appropriate
compartments of the dispenser drawer
before starting the wash programme.
If using concentrated powder or liquid
detergents, a programme without
prewash must be selected.
Pour liquid detergent into the dispenser
drawer compartment marked
before starting the programme.
Any fabric softener or starching additives
must be poured into the compartment
before starting the wash
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Follow the product manufacturer’s
recommendations on quantities to use
and do not exceed the «MAX» mark
in the detergent dispenser drawer.
Quantity of detergent to be used
The type and quantity of detergent will
depend on the type of fabric, load size,
degree of soiling and hardness of the
water used.
Water hardness is classified in so-called
“degrees” of hardness. Information on
hardness of the water in your area can
be obtained from the relevant water
supply company, or from your local
Follow the product manufacturers’
instructions on quantities to use.
Use less detergent if:
• you are washing a small load,
• the laundry is lightly soiled,
• large amounts of foam form during
Degrees of water hardness
Level Characteristic German French
very hard
> 21
> 37
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Washing programmes
Type of laundry
White and
coloureds cotton:
e.g. sheets,
tablecloths, household
White and
coloured cotton
economy, lightly
soiled items, shirts,
blouses, underwear.
Description of
Main wash from
Spin red.
Daily, Quick, Super 60º-90ºC
3 rinses
Long spin
Spin red.
Main wash from 60°C
to 40°C
3 rinses
Long spin
Delicated colours
Main wash from
Spin red.
Daily, Quick, Super 40º-30º3 rinses
Long spin
60º - 90º +
White and
coloureds cotton:
(heavy soiled cotton
items): e.g. sheets,
tablecloths, household
linen with stains.
Prewash at 30°C
Spin red.
Main wash from
Daily, Quick, Super 90º a 60ºC
3 rinses
Long spin
Synthetic or mixed
fabrics, underwear,
coloured garments,
non-shrink shirts,
Main wash from 60°C
Spin red.
Daily, Quick, Super
3 rinses
Short spin
Main wash from 40°C
Spin red.
Delicate fabrics, for Daily, Quick, Super to
example curtains
3 rinses
Short spin
Special programme
for hand washing
Spin red.
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Main wash from 30°C
3 rinses
Short spin
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Washing programmes
Type of laundry
Separate rinse cycle
for hand washed
items of all fabric.
For emptying out the
last rinse water in
programmes with the
Rinse Hold option.
Separate spin for all
Spin red.
Description of
3 rinses
Short spin
Draining of water
Spin red.
For cancelling the
wash programme
which is running and
for switching the
machine off.
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Programme information
Washing programme for delicate fabrics with the “hand
washing” care symbol
The wool wash cycle of this machine has been approved by
Woolmark for the washing of machine washable Woolmark
products provided that the garments are washed according
to the instructions on the garment label and those issued
by the manufacturer of this washing machine. M9604.
With this programme it is possible to rinse and spin cotton
garments which have been washed by hand.
The machine performs 3 rinses, followed by a final spin at
maximum speed.
The spin speed can be reduced by depressing button .
For emptying out the water of the last rinse in programmes
with the Rinse Hold
Turn first the programme selector dial to O, then select
Drain and depress the Start/Pause button.
Separate spin for hand washed garments and after
programmes with Rinse Hold
option. Before selecting
this programme the selector dial must be turned to O. You
can choose the speed by means of the relevant selector
dial to adapt it to the fabrics to be spun.
To reset a programme and to switch off the machine turn
O = Cancelling/OFF the selector dial to O. Now can a new programme be
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Care and cleaning
You must DISCONNECT the appliance
from the electricity supply, before you
can carry out any cleaning or
maintenance work.
The water we use normally contains
lime. It is a good idea to periodically use
a water softening powder in the
machine. Do this separately from any
laundry washing, and according to the
softening powder manufacturer's
instructions. This will help to prevent the
formation of lime deposits.
After each wash
Leave the door open for a while. This
helps to prevent mould and stagnant
smells forming inside the appliance.
Keeping the door open after a wash will
also help to preserve the door seal.
Maintenance Wash
With the use of low temperature washes
it is possible to get a build up of residues
inside the drum.
We recommend that a maintenance
wash be performed on a regular basis.
To run a maintenance wash:
• The drum should be empty of laundry.
• Select the hottest cotton wash
• Use a normal measure of detergent,
must be a powder with biological
Cleaning the dispenser drawer
The washing powder and additive
dispenser drawer should be cleaned
Remove the drawer by pressing the
catch downwards and by pulling it out.
Flush it out under a tap, to remove any
traces of accumulated powder.
To aid cleaning, the top part of the
additive compartment should be
Cleaning the drawer recess
Having removed the drawer, use a small
brush to clean the recess, ensuring that
all washing powder residue is removed
from the upper and lower part of the
Replace the drawer and run the rinse
programme without any clothes in the
External cleaning
Clean the exterior cabinet of the
appliance with soap and water only, and
then dry thoroughly.
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Cleaning the pump
The pump should be inspected if
• the machine does not empty and/or
• the machine makes an unusual noise
during draining due to objects such as
safety pins, coins etc. blocking the
Proceed as follows:
• Disconnect the appliance.
• If necessary wait until the water has
cooled down.
• Open the pump door.
• Place a containfer close to the pump
to collect any spillage.
• Pull out the emergency emptying
hose, place it in the container and
remove its cap.
• When no more water comes out,
unscrew the pump cover and remove
it. Always keep a rag nearby to dry up
spillage of water when removing the
• Remove any objects from the pump
impeller by rotating it.
• Put the cap back on the emergency
emptying hose and place the latter
back in its seat.
• Screw the pump cover fully in.
• Close the pump door.
When the appliance is in use and
depending on the programme selected
there can be hot water in the pump.
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Never remove the pump cover during a
wash cycle, always wait until the
appliance has finished the cycle, and is
empty. When replacing the cover, ensure
it is securely retightened so as to stop
leaks and young children being able to
remove it.
Cleaning the water inlet filter
If your water is very hard or contains
traces of lime deposit, the water inlet
filter may become clogged.
It is therefore a good idea to clean it
from time to time.
Turn off the water tap. Unscrew the
water inlet hose. Clean the filter using a
hard bristle brush. Tighten up the inlet
The dangers of freezing
If the machine is exposed to
temperatures below 0°C, certain
precautions should be taken.
• Turn off the water tap.
• Unscrew the inlet hose.
• Place the end of the emergency
emptying hose and that of the inlet
hose in a bowl placed on the floor and
let water drain out.
• Screw the water inlet hose back on
and reposition the emergency
emptying hose after having put the
cap on again.
• When you intend to start the machine
up again, make sure that the room
temperature is above 0°C.
Every time you drain the water through
the emergency emptying hose you must
pour 2 litres of water into the main wash
compartment of the detergent drawer
and then run the drain programme. This
will activate the ECO VALVE device
avoiding that part of the detergent
remains unused at next washing.
Emergency emptying out
If the water is not discharged, proceed
as follows to empty out the machine:
• pull out the plug from the power
• close the water tap;
• if necessary, wait until the water has
cooled down;
• open the pump door;
• place a bowl on the floor and place
the end of the emergency emptying
hose into the bowl. Remove its cap.
The water should drain by gravity into
the bowl. When the bowl is full, put
the cap back on the hose. Empty the
bowl. Repeat the procedure until water
stops flowing out;
• clean the pump if necessary as
previously described;
• replace the emergency emptying hose
in its seat after having plugged it;
• screw the pump cover again and
close the door.
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Something not working
Certain problems are due to lack of simple maintenance or oversights, which can be
solved easily without calling out an engineer. Before contacting your local Service
Centre, please carry out the checks listed below.
During machine operation it is possible that the red Start/Pause pilot light flashes to
indicate that the machine is not working.
Once the problem has been eliminated, press the Start/Pause button to restart the
programme. If after all checks, the problem persists, contact your local Service
The washing machine does
not start:
The machine does not fill:
The machine fills then
empties immediately:
Possible cause
The door has not been
closed. (Red Start/Pause
pilot light flashes).
G The plug is not properly
inserted in the power
G There is no power at the
G The main fuse has blown.
G The selector dial is not
correctly positioned and the
Start/Pause button has not
been depressed.
G The delay start has been
Close firmly the door.
Insert the plug into the
power socket.
Please check it.
Replace the fuse.
Please turn the selector dial
and press the Start/Pause
button again.
If the laundry are to be
washed immediately, cancel
the delay start.
The water tap is closed.
(Red Start/Pause pilot
light flashes)
G The inlet hose is squashed
or kinked. (Red
Start/Pause pilot light
G The filter in the inlet hose is
blocked. (Red Start/Pause
pilot light flashes)
G The door is not properly
closed. (Red Start/Pause
pilot light flashes)
Open the water tap.
Check the inlet hose
Clean the water inlet hose
Close firmly the door.
The end of the drain hose is
too low.
Refer to relevant paragraph
in “water drainage” section.
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The machine does not
empty and/or does not spin:
There is water on the floor:
Unsatisfactory washing
The door will not open:
Possible cause
IThe drain hose is squashed
or kinked. (Red Start/
Pause pilot light flashes)
G IThe drain pump is clogged.
(Red Start/Pause pilot
light flashes)
G IThe the option has been
G IThe laundry is not evenly
distributed in the drum.
Check the drain hose
Clean the drain pump.
Not select the option.
Redistribute the laundry.
Too much detergent or
unsuitable detergent
(creates too much foam)
has been used.
G Check whether there are
any leaks from one of the
inlet hose fittings. It is not
always easy to see this as
the water runs down the
hose; check to see if it is
G The drain hose is damaged.
G The cap on the emergency
emptying hose has not
been replaced after
cleaning the pump.
Reduce the detergent
quantity or use another one.
Check the water inlet hose
Change it with a new one.
Put the cap back on the
emergency emptying and
place the latter back in its
Too little detergent or
unsuitable detergent has
been used.
G Stubborn stains have not
been treated prior to
G The correct temperature
was not selected.
G Excessive laundry load.
Increase the detergent
quantity or use another one.
Use commercial products to
treat the stubborn stains.
The programme is still
G The door lock has not been
G There is water in the drum.
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Check if you have selected
the correct temperature.
G Introduce into the drum less
Wait the end of washing
G Wait about 2 minute.
Select drain or spin
programme to empty out
the water.
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The machine vibrates or is
Possible cause
The transit bolts and
packing have not been
G The support feet have not
been adjusted.
G The laundry is not evenly
distributed in the drum.
G Maybe there is very little
laundry in the drum.
Spinning starts late or the
machine does not spin:
The electronic unbalance
detection device has cut in
because the laundry is not
evenly distributed in the
drum. The laundry is
redistributed by reverse
rotation of the drum. This
may happen several times
before the unbalance
disappears and normal
spinning can resume. If,
after 10 minutes, the
laundry is still not evenly
distributed in the drum, the
machine will not spin. In this
case, redistribute the load
manually and select the
spin programme.
The machine makes an
unusual noise
The machine is fitted with a
type of motor which makes
an unusual noise compared
with other traditional
motors. This new motor
ensures a softer start and
more even distribution of
the laundry in the drum
when spinning, as well as
increased stability of the
No water is visible in the
Machines based on modern
technology operate very
economically using very little
water without affecting
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Check the correct
installation of the appliance.
Check the correct levelling
of the appliance.
G Redistribute the laundry.
Load more laundry.
Redistribute the laundry.
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If you are unable to identify or solve the
problem, contact our service centre.
Before telephoning, make a note of the
model, serial number and purchase date
of your machine: the Service Centre will
require this information.
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technical data electrolux 61
Technical data
60 cm
85 cm
62,5 cm
Electrical connection Voltage
- Overall power - Fuse
Information on the electrical connection is given on
the rating plate on the inner edge of the appliance
Water supply pressure
0,05 MPa
0,8 MPa
Maximum Load
Woollens and handwash
Spin Speed
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Mod. EWF 8020
Mod. EWF 10020
800 rpm
1000 rpm
62 electrolux Consumption values
Consumption values
(in minutes)
(in kWh)
(in litres)
Cottons 90°
Cottons 60° Eco (*)
Cottons 60°
Cottons 40° Eco
Cottons 40°-30°-Cold
Synthetics 60°
Synthetics 40°-30°-Cold
Delicates 40°-30°
Handwash 30°-Cold
The consumption data shown on this
chart is to be considered purely
indicative, as it may vary depending on
the quantity and type of laundry, on the
inlet water temperature and on the
ambient temperature. It refers to the
highest temperature for each wash
(*) “Cottons 60° Eco ” is the reference
programme for the data entered in the
energy label, in compliance with EEC
92/75 standards.
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installation electrolux 63
Transit security bars
Before starting the machine up, the
transport security bars must be
removed as follows:
You are advised to keep all the transport
security bars. In case the appliance has
to be transported again.
3. Carefully remove the plastic bags on
the left and the right, pulling them to
the centre of the appliance.
1. Unscrew and remove the three rear
screws by means of a key.
2. Lean the appliance back on the rear
and fit one of the polystyrene angles
between the appliance and the floor.
4. Place the machine in an upright
position and remove the three plastic
5. Plug the 3 holes with the plastic plugs
which you can find in the envelope
containing the instruction booklet.
Make sure the hoses are not
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64 electrolux installation
Hydraulic connection
There should be a COLD WATER tap
near the washing machine with a
screwing on connection pipe of 3/4 gas
for the water supply, a sink, a wash
basin or a drainage system in the wall.
Previously check if:
- it is not a hot water tap.
- the running water is clean. If not, run
off a reasonable amount of water to
flush out any debris that may have
collected in the pipes.
Have the permanent drainage system in
the wall checked by a plumber.
3. Place the discharging hose in a
washbasin or sink with the aid of the
bent piece delivered separately. The
bent piece has to be entered into the
tube’s mouth in order to assure the
support. Aforesaid piece allows the
hose to be fixed to the wall by means
of an opening on the upper part and
that way the hose does not move and
its falling is avoided.
1. Carefully screw the pipe to the tap
taking care not to damage the
screwdrive and fix the nut well on to
the end in order to avoid leaking.
2. If necessary turn the hose adequately
by unscrewing the nut at the rear of
the appliance. Now tighten the nut
anew to avoid leaks. (Open the tap
and assure that it does not leak and
close it again.)
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The distance from the floor to the
highest part of the hose should be
between 60 to 90 cm. (It is advised to
be between 60 and 70 cm). The hose
must not be bent nor twisted to avoid
clogging. Should a prolongation of the
discharging hose be unavoidable this
must never surpass 1.5 m and must be
of the same diameter as the original
Make sure the hoses are not too tense.
Level the appliance by loosening or
tightening the feet. Once in the right
position fix the feet by pushing the nuts
against the base of the case. Accurate
levelling will prevent vibration, noise and
displacement of the appliance during
Some vibration is inevitable, especially if
placed on a wooden floor. Wooden
floors are particularly susceptible to
vibrations. If possible always place the
appliance on a solid floor.
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Electrical connection
This machine is designed to operate on
a 230 V, single-phase, 50 Hz supply.
Check that your domestic electrical
installation can take the maximum load
required (2.1 kW), also taking into
account any other appliances in use.
The applicable rules for electrical
security require an adequate
earthing. The plug of the appliance
is provided with such a device.
The manufacturer declines any
responsibility for damage or injury
through failure to comply with the above
safety precaution. Should the appliance
power supply cable need to be
replaced, this should be carried out by
our Service Centre.
Please ensure that when the appliance is
installed the power supply cable is easily
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environment concerns electrolux 67
Environment concerns
Ecological hints
Packaging materials
The materials marked with the symbol
are recyclable.
This means that they can be recycled by
disposing of them properly in
appropriate collection containers.
Old machine
Use authorised disposal sites for your
old appliance. Help to keep your country
The symbol
on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product
may not be treated as household waste.
Instead it shall be handed over to the
applicable collection point for the
recycling of electrical and electronic
equipment. By ensuring this product is
disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative consequences
for the environment and human health,
which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of this
product. For more detailed information
about recycling of this product, please
contact your local city office, your
household waste disposal service or the
shop where you purchased the product.
To save water, energy and to help
protect the environment, we recommend
that you follow these tips:
• Normally soiled laundry may be
washed without prewashing in order to
save detergent, water and time (the
environment is protected too!).
• The machine works more
economically if it is fully loaded.
• With adequate pre-treatment, stains
and limited soiling can be removed;
the laundry can then be washed at a
lower temperature.
• Measure out detergent according to
the water hardness, the degree of
soiling and the quantity of laundry
being washed.
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68 electrolux guarantee conditions
European guarantee
This appliance is guaranteed by
Electrolux, in each of the countries listed
in the following page, for the period
specified in the appliance guarantee or
otherwise by law. If you move from one
of these countries to another of these
countries the appliance guarantee will
move with you subject to the following
The appliance guarantee starts from
the date you first purchased the
appliance which will be evidenced
by production of a valid purchase
document issued by seller of the
The appliance guarantee is for the
same period and to the same
extent for labour and parts as exists
in your country of residence for this
particular model or range of
The appliance guarantee is personal
to the original purchaser of the
appliance and cannot be transferred
to another user.
The appliance is installed and used
in accordance with instructions
issued by Electrolux and is only
used within the home, i.e. is not
used for commercial purposes.
The appliance is installed in
accordance with all relevant
regulations in force within your new
country of residence.
The provisions of this European
Guarantee do not affect any of the rights
granted to you by law.
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Customer Service Centres
Should you need further assistance please contact your local Customer Service
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