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ZDF 301
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Instruction Book
Safety instructions
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Service and Spare Parts
Economical and ecological dishwashing
Customer Care Department
Description of the appliance
Guarantee Conditions
The control panel
Prior to using for the first time
The water softener
Filling with dishwasher salt
Rinse aid
Installation instructions
Fitting under a counter
Water supply connections
Water outlet hose connection
Electrical connection
Hints for test centres
In daily use
Loading cutlery and dishes
The lower basket
The cutlery basket
The upper basket
Adjusting the height of the upper basket
Use of detergent
Different kinds of detergent
Washing programmes
Starting a washing programme
Maintenance and cleaning
Cleaning the filters
Prolonged periods of non-operation
Frost precautions
Moving the machine
Technical specifications
Height with worktop
Height without worktop
Max depth
Max depth with open door
Electrical connection:
Overall power
Information on the electrical connection is given on the rating plate on the
inner edge of the dishwasher’s door.
Water supply pressure
60 cm
85 cm
82 cm
60 cm
118.5 cm
0.05 MPa (0.5 bar)
0.8 MPa (8 bar)
12 place settings
This appliance complies with the following E.E.C. Directives:
- 73/23 or 19.2.73 (Low Voltage Directive) and subsequent modifications;
- 89/336 or 3.5.89 (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive) and subsequent modifications.
Safety instructions
It is most important that this instruction book should be retained with the appliance for future reference. Should the
appliance be sold or transferred to another owner, or should you move house and leave the appliance, always ensure that
the book is left with the appliance in order that the new owner can get to know the functioning of the appliance and the
relevant safety information.
This information has been provided in the interest of your safety. You MUST read it carefully before installing or using the
If you are unsure about any aspect of the information in this book, please contact our customer care department on 08705
727 727
Check your dishwasher for any transport damage. Never
connect a damaged machine. If your dishwasher is
damaged, you should contact your supplier.
For safety reasons it is dangerous to alter the specifications
or attempt to modify this product in any way.
Any electrical and plumbing work required to install this
appliance should be carried out by a qualified and
competent person.
Care must be taken to ensure that the appliance does not
stand on the electrical supply cable.
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 Force Centre. Always insist on
genuine spare parts.
Dispose of the dishwasher packaging material correctly.
All packaging materials can be recycled.
Plastic parts are marked with standard international
for polyethylene, e.g. sheet wrapping material.
for polystyrene, e.g. padding material (always CFCfree).
>POM< for polyoxymethylene, e.g. plastic clips.
The sides of the dishwasher must never be drilled to
prevent damage to hydraulic components.
Child safety
This appliance is designed to be operated by adults.
Children should not be allowed to tamper with the controls
or play with the product.
Ensure the packaging materials for this appliance are kept
away from children so as to prevent the risk of injury or
Cardboard packaging is manufactured from recycled paper
and should be deposited in the waste paper collection for
As and when you cease to use your dishwasher and withdraw
it from service, your should render it unserviceable before
having it disposed of.
The water in your dishwasher is not for drinking. Detergent
residues may still be present in your machine. Keep
children well away from your dishwasher when the door is
Warning! Children at play could lock themselves in your
dishwasher or otherwise endanger their lives. Therefore cut off
the power supply cable and make the door closing device
unusable to prevent children from being trapped inside.
Keep all detergents in a safe place out of children's reach.
For the disposing of the appliance please take it to a recycling
centre or to your dealer who may, for a small contribution to
the costs, dispose it for you.
Your dishwasher in day-to-day use
Items that are contaminated by petrol, paint, steel or iron
debris, corrosive, acidic or alkaline chemicals must not be
washed in this dishwasher.
Under no circumstances should you open the door whilst
the appliance is in operation, especially during the washing
phase, hot water may escape. However, if the door is
opened, a safety device ensures that the machine stops.
Only use products (detergent, salt and rinse aid) specifically
designed for use in dishwashers.
Long bladed knives stored in an upright position are a
potential hazard.
Long and/or sharp items of cutlery such as carving knives
must be positioned horizontally in the upper basket.
Ensure that the door of the dishwasher is always closed
when it is not being loaded or unloaded. In this way you will
avoid anybody tripping over the open door and hurting
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.
Economical and
ecological dishwashing
When finishing loading or unloading close the door, as an
open door can be a hazard.
Do not sit or stand on the open door.
Isolate the appliance from the power supply and turn off the
water supply after use.
This product should be serviced by an authorised service
engineer, and only genuine spare parts should be used.
Ensure that the water softener is correctly adjusted.
Do not pre-wash under running water.
Select the wash programme to suit the nature and degree of
the soiling on the dishes.
Do not use more detergent, dishwasher salt and rinse aid
than is recommended in these operating instructions and by
the manufacturer of the respective product.
Description of the appliance
Upper basket stop
Water hardness dial
Salt container
Detergent dispenser
Control panel
Rating plate
Rinse aid dispenser
Lower spray arm
10. Upper spray arm
11. Upper basket
12. Worktop
The control panel
Delay start button
Start/cancel indicator light
On-Off indicator light
Phase indicator lights
Programme selection marker
Programme selector dial
Programme guide
Control indicator lights
Start/cancel button
Programme selector dial and On-Off indicator
light: the selection of a washing programme occurs by
Phase indicator lights: have the following meanings:
turning the programme selector dial clockwise or anticlockwise,
until the desired washing programme (see "Washing
programmes" chart) corresponds with the programme selection
marker placed on the dial (position On). The On-Off indicator
light illuminates.
The indicator lights of the phases foreseen for the selected
programme start flashing.
illuminates when the washing and rinsing phases
are running.
illuminates when the drying phase is running.
illuminates when the washing programme has
It also has added functions of visual signalling
To switch off the machine turn the programme selector dial
until the marker on the dial corresponds with the On-Off
indicator light (position Off). The On-Off indicator light turns off.
- the setting of the water softener,
- intervention of an alarm due to the malfunction
of the machine.
With the programme selector dial it is also possible to set the
level of the water softener (see specific paragraph).
As soon as you select a washing programme, the phase
indicator lights for that programme will start flashing.
As the programme starts, the phase indicator lights turn off
except for the indicator light of the phase in progress which will
remain lit with a static light.
"Delay Start" button: this option allows the start of the
programme to be delayed by 3 hours; the corresponding
indicator light illuminates.
Control indicator lights: have the following meanings:
"Start/Cancel" button: once a washing programme has
been set, press this button to start the programme.
The start/cancel indicator light (placed above the button)
refilling indicator light: illuminates when the
salt has run out.
refilling indicator light: illuminates when the
rinse aid has run out.
With this button it is possible to cancel a washing programme
in progress.
The salt and rinse aid indicator lights are never illuminated
while a washing programme is running even if filling with salt
and rinse aid is necessary.
Prior to using for the first time
Before using your dishwasher for the first time:
b) Setting electronically
(The dishwasher must be switched off)
1. Ensure that the electrical and water connections comply
with the installation instructions
The dishwasher is factory set at level 5.
2. Remove all packaging from inside the appliance
1. Keep the Start/Cancel button pressed and turn the
programme selector dial clockwise until the programme
selection marker corresponds with the first washing
The On-Off and Start/Cancel indicator lights start to flash
indicating that you have activated the water softener setting
At the same time, the End indicator light starts flashing.
3. Set the water softener
4. Pour 1 litre of water inside the salt container and then fill
with dishwasher salt
5. Fill the rinse aid dispenser
If you want to use the "3 in 1" combi detergents, carefully
read the information given in "Different kinds of
The current level is indicated by the number of flashes of
the End indicator light and a pause of about 5 seconds.
Example: 5 flashes, pause, 5 flashes, pause, etc...= level 5
The water softener
2. To change the level, press the Start/Cancel button.
Each time this button is pressed the level changes. (For the
selection of the new level, see chart).
The dishwasher is equipped with a water softener designed to
remove minerals and salts from the water supply, which would
have a detrimental or adverse effect on the operation of the
The higher the content of these minerals and salts, the harder
your water is.
Water hardness is measured in equivalent scales, Clarke
degrees, French degrees (TH°) and mmol/l (millimol per litre international unit for the hardness of water).
The softener should be adjusted according to the hardness of
the water in your area. Your local Water Authority can advise
you on the hardness of the water in your area.
If current level is 5, by pressing the Start/Cancel button
once, level 6 is selected.
If current level is 10, by pressing the Start/Cancel button
once, level 1 is selected.
The End indicator light remains off for about 5 seconds and
then starts flashing indicating the new set made.
3. To memorise the operation, switch off the machine by
returning the programme selector dial to the Off position,
that is the programme selection marker corresponds with
the On-Off indicator light.
Otherwise wait for about 60 seconds, after which the
dishwasher will automatically return to setting mode.
The water softener must be set in both ways: manually, using
the water hardness dial and electronically, using the
programme selector dial and the Start/Cancel button.
a) Setting manually
1. Open the dishwasher door.
2. Remove the lower basket from the dishwasher.
3. Turn the water hardness
dial to position 1 or 2
(see table).
4. Replace the lower
The dishwasher is factory set
at position 2.
Adjustment of the water
hardness setting
Number of flashes of the
indicator light
64 - 88
91 - 125
9,0 - 12,5
level 10
53 - 63
76 - 90
7,6 - 8,9
level 9
46 - 52
65 - 75
6,5 - 7,5
level 8
36 - 45
51 - 64
5,1 - 6,4
level 7
28 - 35
40 - 50
4,0 - 5,0
level 6
23 - 27
33 - 39
3,3 - 3,9
level 5
18 - 22
26 - 32
2,6 - 3,2
level 4
13 - 17
19 - 25
1,9 - 2,5
level 3
5 - 12
7 - 18
0,7 - 1,8
level 2
< 0,7
level 1
Water hardness
of salt
Filling with dishwasher salt
Rinse aid
Only use salt specifically designed for use in
All other types of salt not specifically designed for use in
a dishwasher, especially table salt, will damage the water
Only fill with salt just before starting one of the complete
washing programmes.
This will prevent any grains of salt or salty water, which
may have been spilt, remaining on the bottom of the
machine for any period of time, which may cause
Rinse aid is automatically added during the last rinse, ensuring
thorough rinsing, and spot and streak free drying.
The dispenser, which is positioned inside the door, holds about
110 ml of rinse aid, which is sufficient for between 16 and 40
dishwashing cycles, depending upon the dosage setting.
Filling with rinse aid
1. Open the container by pressing the release button (A).
2. Add the rinse aid until the container is completely full. The
maximum level for filling is indicated by "max".
To fill:
1. Open the door, remove the lower basket and unscrew the
cap of the salt container by turning it anticlockwise.
2. Pour 1 litre of water inside the container (this is necessary
only before filling with salt for the first time).
3. Using the funnel provided,
pour in the salt until the
container is full.
4. Replace the cap making
sure that there is no trace
of salt on the screw
thread or on the gasket.
Ensure that the lid is closed after every refill.
Clean up any rinse aid spilt during filling with an
absorbent cloth to avoid excess foaming during the next
5. Replace the cap tightly
turning it clockwise until it
stops with a click.
Only use branded rinse aid for dishwashers. Never fill the
rinse aid dispenser with any other substances (e.g.
dishwasher cleaning agent, liquid detergent). This would
damage the appliance.
The salt container will require topping up periodically. You are
reminded of this by the salt indicator light on the control panel
which comes on when the salt has finished.
The salt indicator light on the control panel can remain
illuminated for 2-6 hours after the salt has been
replenished, assuming the dishwasher remains switched
on. If you are using salts that take longer to dissolve then
this can take longer. The function of the machine is not
Adjusting the dose
Do not worry if water overflows from the unit when filling with
salt, this is quite normal.
Increase the dose if there are
drops of water or lime spots
on the dishes after washing.
According to the finish and drying results obtained, adjust the
dose of rinse aid by means of the 6 position selector (position
1 minimum dosage, position 6 maximum dosage).
The dose is factory set in
position 4.
Reduce it if there are sticky
whitish streaks on the dishes
or a bluish film on glassware
or knife blades.
Top up the rinse aid when the indicator light on the control
panel illuminates.
In daily use
Check if it’s necessary to refill with dishwasher salt or rinse
Load cutlery and dishes into the dishwasher.
Fill with dishwasher detergent .
Select a wash programme suitable for the cutlery and
Start the wash programme.
Loading cutlery and dishes
Sponges, household cloths and any object that can
absorb water may not be washed in the dishwasher.
Before loading the dishes, you should:
- Remove all left over food and debris.
- Soften remnants of burnt food in pans
When loading the dishes and cutlery, please note:
- Dishes and cutlery must not impede the rotation of the
spray arms .
- Load hollow items such as cups, glasses, pans, etc. with
the opening downwards so that water cannot collect in the
container or a deep base.
- Dishes and items of cutlery must not lie inside one
another, or cover each other.
- To avoid damage to glasses, they must not touch.
- Lay small objects in the cutlery basket.
Plastic items and pans with teflon have a tendency to
retain water drops; these items will not dry as well as
porcelain and steel items.
For washing in the dishwasher the following cutlery/dishes
are of limited suitability:
are not suitable:
- Cutlery with wooden, horn, china or
mother-of-pearl handles
- Only wash stoneware in the dishwasher if it is specifically
marked as being dishwasher-safe by the manufacturer.
- Plastic items that are not heat resistant
- Glazed patterns may fade if machine washed frequently
- Older cutlery with glued parts that are not temperature
- Silver and aluminium parts have a tendency to discolour
during washing. Residues, e.g. egg white, egg yolk and
mustard often cause discolouring and staining on silver.
Therefore always clean left-overs from silver immediately, if
it is not to be washed straight after use.
- Bonded cutlery items or dishes
- Pewter or copper items
- Lead crystal glass
- Some types of glass can become dull after a large number
of washes
- Steel items prone to rusting
- Wooden platters
- Items made from synthetic fibres
The two rows of prongs on the lower basket can be easily
lowered to allow you to load pots, pans and bowls.
Open the door and slide out the baskets to load the dishes.
The lower basket
The lower basket is designed to take saucepans, lids, plates,
salad bowls, cutlery etc.
Serving dishes and large lids should be arranged around the
edge of the basket, ensuring that the spray arms can turn
The cutlery basket
The upper basket
Long bladed knives stored in an upright position are a
potential hazard.
Long and/or sharp items of cutlery such as carving knives
must be positioned horizontally in the upper basket.
Take care when loading or unloading sharp items such as
The upper basket is designed for plates (dessert plates,
saucers, dinner plates of up to 24 cm in diameter), salad
bowls, cups and glasses.
Arrange items on and
underneath the cup racks so
that water can reach all
Glasses with long stems can
be placed upside down in the
cup racks.
For taller items, the cup racks
can be folded upwards.
Light items (plastic bowls
etc.) must be loaded in the
upper basket and arranged
so they do not move.
Forks and spoons should be placed in the removable cutlery
basket with the handles facing downwards and the knives with
their handles facing upwards.
If the handles protrude from the bottom of the basket,
obstructing the lower spray arm, load the cutlery with the
handles facing upwards.
Mix spoons with other cutlery to prevent them from sticking
For best results we
recommend you to use the
cutlery grids provided (if the
size and dimensions of the
cutlery allow it).
The cutlery basket is in two
parts which can be
separated to give greater
loading flexibility. To separate
the two parts, slide them
horizontally in opposite
directions and pull them
apart. To reassemble,
reverse the procedure.
In case that plates are loaded in the upper
load them starting from the
rear positions of the
basket; tilting them slightly
forwards and avoiding the
front positions near the
Before closing the door, ensure that the spray arms can
rotate freely.
Adjusting the height of the upper basket
Use of detergent
If washing very large plates you can load them in the lower
basket after moving the upper basket to the higher position.
Only use detergents specifically designed for use in
We recommend the use of Finish detergents.
Maximum height of the dishes in
upper basket
lower basket
With upper basket raised
20 cm
31 cm
With upper basket lowered
24 cm
27 cm
Using no more than the correct amount of detergent
contributes to reducing pollution.
Please observe the manufacturer’s dosing and storage
recommendations as stated on the detergent packaging.
To move to the higher position proceed as
Fill with detergent
1. If the lid is closed: press release button (1). The lid springs
1. Move the front runner stops (A) of the upper basket
outwards and slide the basket out.
2. Fill the detergent dispenser (2) with detergent.
The marking indicates the dosing levels:
20 = approximately 20 g of detergent
30 = approximately 30 g of detergent
2. Refit the basket in the higher position and replace the stops
(A) in their original position.
When the basket is in the
higher position you will not
be able to use the cup
After loading your machine always close the door, as an
open door can be a hazard.
3. All programmes with prewash need an additional detergent
dose (5/10 g) that must be placed in the prewash detergent
chamber (3). This detergent will take effect during the
prewash phase.
4. Close the lid and press until it locks in place.
Different kinds of detergent
Detergent tablets
Use of "3 in 1" combi detergents
Detergent tablets from different manufactures dissolve at
different rates. For this reason, some detergent tablets do not
attain their full cleaning power during short washing
programmes. Therefore please use long washing programmes
when using detergent tablets, to ensure the complete removal
of detergent residuals.
These products are detergents with a combined cleaning,
rinsing and salt function.
1. Check whether these detergents are suitable for your water
hardness. Follow the manufacturers instructions.
NOTE: the refilling of the salt container and the rinse aid
dispenser are no longer necessary.
In this case the rinse aid indicator light will always remain
illuminated when the machine is switched on.
Concentrated detergent
Modern detergents for dishwashers are almost exclusively lowalkaline concentrated detergents with natural enzymes in tablet
2. Select the lowest setting for water hardness.
3. Before the start of the washing programme put the "3 in 1"
detergent in the detergent dispenser.
Using 50°C washing programmes in conjunction with these
concentrated detergents reduces pollution and is good for your
dishes, as these washing programmes are specially matched
to the dirt-dissolving properties of the enzymes in concentrated
detergents. It is for this reason that using 50°C washing
programmes in conjunction with concentrated detergents can
achieve the same cleaning results that can otherwise only be
achieved using 65°C washing programmes.
NOTE: If the drying results are not satisfactory we recommend
that you:
1. Fill up the rinse aid dispenser with rinse aid.
2. Set the rinse aid dosage to position 2.
If you decide to turn back to the use of the standard
detergent system we advise that you:
Fill up the dispensers for salt and rinse aid again.
Adjust the water hardness setting to the highest setting
and perform up to 3 normal washing programmes without
loading any dishes.
Adjust the water hardness setting according to the
hardness of the water in your area.
Adjust the rinse aid dosage.
NOTE: When using 4 in 1 detergents that integrate also antiglass corrosion agent into "3 in 1" formula, please follow the
same instruction as given for "3 in 1" detergents above.
Washing programmes
Degree of soil
type of load
of the
selector dial
Cycle description
(2) Consumption values
(in minutes)
(in kWh)
(in litres)
Hot prewash
Main wash up to 70°C
2 warm rinses
1 hot rinse
85 - 95
1,7 - 1,9
23 - 25
Normal 65°
Normal soil.
Crockery and
Cold prewash
Main wash up to 65°C
2 warm rinses
1 hot rinse
108 - 118
1,7 - 1,8
24 - 26
Quick Wash 60°
Light soil
Crockery and
Main wash up to 60°C
1 hot rinse
25 - 35
0,7 - 0,8
Economy 50°
Normal soil.
Crockery and
Cold prewash
Main wash up to 50°C
1 cold rinse
1 hot rinse
Intensive 70°
Heavy soil.
Crockery, cutlery,
pots and pans
(1) Testing programme for EN 50242 (see "Hints for Test Centres"). This programme, developed for the use of detergents with
enzymes, allows you to achieve, with reduced consumption of energy the same cleaning results that would otherwise be
obtained only with the 65°C programmes and conventional detergents. To compensate the lower temperature, the duration of
washing and drying have been extended.
(2) The consumption values are intended as a guide and depends on the pressure and the temperature of the water and also by
the variations of the power supply.
Starting a washing programme
1. Check that the baskets have been
loaded correctly and that the spray
arms can rotate freely
5. To interrupt or cancel a washing
programme in progress
Interrupt or cancel a washing programme in progress
ONLY if it’s absolutely necessary.
Attention! Hot steam may escape when the door is
opened. Open the door carefully.
2. Turn on the water tap
Interrupt a washing programme in progress
3. Close the dishwasher door
Open the dishwasher door; the programme will stop.
Close the door; the programme will start from the point at
which it was interrupted.
4. Setting and starting the programme
Cancel a washing programme in progress
Press the Start/Cancel button for about 5 seconds.
The Start/Cancel indicator light turns off and the phase
indicator lights are flashing.
The running programme has been cancelled and it is now
possible to set a new washing programme.
If a new washing programme is to be selected, check that
there is detergent in the detergent dispenser.
Turn the programme selector dial until the marker on the
dial corresponds with the desired programme (see
"Washing programmes" chart).
The On-Off indicator light illuminates.
The indicator lights of the phases foreseen for the
programme start flashing.
Press the Start/Cancel button, the programme starts
automatically and the Start/Cancel indicator light
6. End of the washing programme
The indicator light of the phase in progress is illuminated.
The dishwasher will stop automatically.
NOTE: during the running of the programme, it is not
possible to change the selection made by positioning the
programme selector dial in correspondence of another
programme. If you want to change the running washing
programme you must cancel the selection made (see "To
cancel a washing programme in progress").
The illumination of the End indicator light indicates that the
programme has ended.
Switch off the dishwasher by returning the programme
selector dial to the Off position.
The On-Off indicator light turns off.
Open the dishwasher’s door, leave it ajar and wait a few
minutes before removing the dishes; in this way they will
be cooler and the drying will be improved.
Set the "Delay Start" of a programme:
Once the washing programme has been set, press the
Delay Start button.
The corresponding indicator light illuminates.
Press the Start/Cancel button, the countdown of the delay
start begins automatically.
7. Unloading the dishwasher
Hot dishes are sensitive to knocks. The dishes should
therefore be allowed to cool down before removing from
the appliance.
The indicator lights of the phases turn off.
The opening of the door will not modify or interrupt the
Once the delay start has elapsed the washing programme
will start automatically, the delay start indicator light turns
off and the indicator light of the phase in progress
Empty the lower basket first and then the upper one; this
will avoid water dripping from the upper basket onto the
dishes in the lower one.
Water may appear on the sides and the door of the
dishwasher as the stainless steel will eventually become
cooler than the dishes.
To cancel a "Delay Start" in progress
Press the Start/Cancel button for about 5 seconds, the
indicator lights of Start/Cancel and Delay Start buttons
turn off while the indicator lights of the phases start
When the washing programme has finished, it is
recommended that the dishwasher is unplugged and the
water tap turned off.
To start the selected washing programme press the
Start/Cancel button.
NOTE: the washing programme or the countdown of the
delay start will begin only after having pressed the
Start/Cancel button. Until that moment it is possible to
modify the selection made.
Maintenance and cleaning
Clean the external surfaces of the machine and control panel
with a damp soft cloth. If necessary use only neutral
detergents. Never use abrasive products, scouring pads or
solvent (acetone, trichloroethylene etc....).
Ensure that the seals around the door, the detergent and rinse
aid dispensers are cleaned regularly with a damp cloth.
We recommend the use of Finish Dishwasher Cleaner every
3 months or run a 65°C wash programme without dishes using
Regular use of Finish Dishwasher Cleaner cleans
inaccessible parts, eliminates unpleasant food odours and
helps prevent the build-up of limescale.
9. Put the filter combination in place and lock by turning the
handle clockwise to the stop. During this process ensure
that the flat filter does not protrude above the base of the
washing compartment.
Cleaning the filters
NEVER try to remove the
upper spray arm.
Under no circumstances may the dishwasher be used without
Incorrect repositioning and fitting of the filters will produce
poor washing results.
The filters must be checked and cleaned from time to time.
Dirty filters will degrade the washing result.
If residues of soil have
clogged the holes in the
upper spray arm, remove
them with a cocktail stick.
Important! Before cleaning the filters ensure that the
machine is switched off.
1. Open the door, remove the lower basket.
2. The dishwasher filter system comprises a coarse filter (A),
a microfilter (B) and a flat filter (C).
Unlock the filter system using the handle on the microfilter,
and remove.
Prolonged periods of non-operation
If you are not using the machine for any period of time you are
advised to:
1. Unplug the appliance and then turn off the water.
2. Leave the door ajar to prevent the formation of any
unpleasant smells.
3. Leave the inside of the machine clean.
Frost precautions
Avoid placing the machine in a location where the temperature
is below 0°C. If this is unavoidable, empty the machine, close
the appliance door, disconnect the water inlet pipe and empty
3. Turn the handle about 1/4 a turn anticlockwise and remove.
Moving the machine
If you have to move the machine (moving house etc....):
1. Unplug it.
2. Turn the water tap off.
3. Remove the water inlet and discharge hoses.
4. Pull the machine out together with the hoses.
Avoid over tilting the machine during transportation.
4. Take hold of the coarse filter (A) by the handle with the hole
and remove from the microfilter (B).
5. Clean all filters thoroughly under running water.
6. Remove the flat filter (C) from the base of the washing
compartment and clean both faces thoroughly.
7. Put the flat filter (C) back in the base of the washing
8. Place the coarse filter (A) in the microfilter (B) and
press together.
Something not working
Certain problems are due to the lack of simple maintenance or oversights, which can be solved with the help of the instructions
given here, without calling out an engineer.
Important: If you call out an engineer to a fault listed below or to repair a fault caused by incorrect use or installation a charge will
be made, even if the appliance is in guarantee.
...a flashing fault code appears
The dishwasher will not start or stops during operation.
The intervention of an alarm is indicated by:
- continuous flashing of the Start/Cancel indicator light,
- a combination of flashing and pauses of the End indicator light (as described in the chart).
Open the door and carry out the following suggested corrective actions.
Fault code / malfunction
Possible cause
- continuous flashing of the
"Start/Cancel" indicator light
The water tap is blocked or furred with
Clean the water tap.
- 1 flash of "End" indicator light
The water tap is turned off.
Turn the water tap on.
The filter (where present) in the threaded hose
fitting at the water inlet valve is blocked.
Clean the filter in the threaded hose
The water inlet hose has not been correctly laid
or it is bent or squashed.
Check the water inlet hose connection.
- continuous flashing of the
"Start/Cancel" indicator light
The sink spigot is blocked.
Clean out the sink spigot.
- 2 flashes of the "End" indicator
The water drain hose has not been correctly laid
or it is bent or squashed.
Check the water drain hose connection.
Anti-flood device is activated.
Close the water tap and contact the
Service Force Centre.
The machine does not fill with
The dishwasher will not drain.
- continuous flashing of the
"Start/Cancel" indicator light
- 3 flashes of the "End" indicator
Once these checks have been carried out; close the door and press the Start/Cancel button. The programme will continue from the
point at which it was interrupted. If the fault code reappears contact the Service Force Centre.
For other combinations of fault codes not described in the above chart, please contact your Service Force Centre.
...there are problems when operating the dishwasher
Possible cause
The dishwasher door has not been properly
Close the door.
The main plug is not plugged in.
Insert the mains plug.
The fuse has blown in the household fuse box.
Replace the fuse.
Delay start has been selected.
If dishes are to be washed immediately,
cancel the delay start.
The whistling is not a cause for concern.
Use a different brand of detergent.
The programme does not start
There is a whistling noise during
...the wash results are not satisfactory
The dishes are not clean
The wrong washing programme has been selected.
The dishes were arranged in such a way as to stop water reaching all parts of the surface. The baskets must not be overloaded.
The spray arms do not rotate freely due to incorrect arrangement of the load.
The filters in the base of the washing compartment are dirty or incorrectly positioned.
Too little or no detergent has been used.
Where there are limescale deposits on the dishes; the salt container is empty or the incorrect level of the water softener has been
The drain hose connection is not correct.
The salt container cap is not properly closed.
The dishes are wet and dull
Rinse aid was not used.
The rinse aid dispenser is empty.
There are streaks, milky spots or a bluish coating on glasses and dishes
Decrease rinse aid dosing.
Water drops have dried onto glasses and dishes
Increase rinse aid dosing.
The detergent may be the cause. Contact the detergent manufacturer’s consumer care line.
If after all these checks, the problem persists, contact your
local Service Force Centre, quoting the model (Mod.), product
number (PNC) and serial number (S.N.).
This information can be found on the rating plate located on
the side of the dishwasher door (see picture).
So that you always have these numbers at hand, we
recommend you to make a note of them here:
Mod. : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PNC : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
S.N. : . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
This product should be serviced by an authorised service
engineer, and only genuine spare parts should be used.
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 Force
Always insist on genuine spare parts.
Service and Spare Parts
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish
to purchase spare parts please contact your local Service
Force Centre by telephoning:
08705 929929
Your telephone call will be automatically routed to the Service
Force Centre covering your post code area.
For the address of your local Service Force Centre and further
information about Service Force, please visit the website at
Before calling out an engineer, please ensure you read the
details under the heading "Something not working".
When you contact the Service Force Centre you will need to
give the following details:
1. Your name, address and post code
2. Your telephone number
3. Clear and concise details of the fault
4. The model and serial number of the appliance (found on the
rating plate)
5. The purchase date
Please note that a valid purchase receipt or guarantee
documentation is required for in-guarantee service calls.
Customer Care
For general enquiries concerning your Zanussi-Electrolux
appliance or for further information on Zanussi-Electrolux
products please contact our Customer Care Department by
letter or telephone at the address below or visit our website at
Customer Care Department
Major Appliances
Addington Way
Tel: 08705 727727 (*)
* calls to this number may be recorded for training purposes
To buy accessories, consumables and spare parts at our
online shop please visit:
Guarantee Conditions
Standard Guarantee Conditions
European Guarantee
We, Zanussi-Electrolux, undertake that if within 12 months of
the date of purchase this ZANUSSI-ELECTROLUX appliance
or any part thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of
faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at our option repair or
replace the same FREE OF CHARGE for labour, materials or
carriage on condition that:
If you should move to another country within Europe then your
guarantee moves with you to your new home subject to the
following qualifications:
The appliance has been correctly installed and used only on
the electricity supply stated on the rating plate.
The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes
only, and in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
The appliance has not been serviced, maintained repaired,
taken apart or tampered with by any person not authorised
by us.
All service work under this guarantee must be undertaken by
a Service Force Centre.
Any appliance or defective part replaced shall become the
Company’s property.
This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal
This guarantee does not cover:
Damage or calls resulting from transportation, improper use
or neglect, the replacement of any light bulbs or removable
parts of glass or plastic.
Costs incurred for calls to put right an appliance which is
improperly installed or calls to appliances outside the United
Appliances found to be in use within a commercial
environment, plus those which are subject to rental
Products of Zanussi-Electrolux manufacture which are not
marketed by Zanussi-Electrolux.
The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your
The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent
for labour and parts as exists in the new country of use for
this brand or range of products.
This guarantee relates to you and cannot be transferred to
another user.
Your new home is within the European Community (EC) or
European Free Trade Area.
The product is installed and used in accordance with our
instructions and is only used domestically, i.e. a normal
The product is installed taking into account regulations in
your new country.
Before you move please contact your nearest Customer Care
centre, listed below, to give them details of your new home.
They will then ensure that the local Service Organisation is
aware of your move and able to look after you and your
Home visits are made between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday
to Friday. Visits may be available outside these hours in which
case a premium will be charged.
+33 (0) 344 62 29 29
+49 (0) 800 234 7378
+39 (0) 434 39 4700
+46 (0) 8 672 53 90
+44 (0) 8705 727727
+353 (0)1 4090751
Installation instructions
Any electrical and/or plumbing work required to install
this appliance should be carried out by a qualified
electrician and/or plumber or competent person.
The water inlet hose must not be kinked, crushed, or entangled
when it is being connected.
Remove all packaging before positioning the machine.
The dishwasher features fill and drain hoses which can be
turned either to the left or the right to suit the installation by
means of the locknut. The locknut must be correctly fitted
to avoid water leaks. (Attention! NOT all models of
dishwashers have fill and drain hoses provided with locknut. In
this case, this kind of facility is not possible).
The inlet hose must hang down vertically from the supply tap.
If possible, position the machine next to a water tap and a
Fitting under a counter
If the machine is connected to new pipes or pipes which have
not been used for a long time, you should run the water for a
few minutes before connecting the inlet hose.
(kitchen worktop or sink)
By removing the machine’s worktop, you can install it under a
close fitting sink unit or a pre-existing top, providing the
dimensions of the recess correspond to those shown in the
DO NOT use connection hoses which have previously
been used for an old appliance.
This appliance has been fitted with safety features which will
prevent the water used in the appliance from returning back
into the drinking water system. This appliance complies with
the applicable plumbing regulations.
Water outlet hose connection
The end of the drain hose can be connected in the following
1. To the sink outlet spigot, securing it to the underside of the
work surface. This will prevent waste water from the sink
running into the machine.
Proceed as follows:
Remove the machine’s worktop by unscrewing the two rear
retaining screws, pull the worktop from the back of the
machine and slide out the front slots, lifting the worktop.
2. To a stand pipe provided with vent-hole, minimum internal
diameter 4 cm.
The waste connection must be at a height of between 30 cm
(minimum) and 100 cm (maximum) from the bottom of the
Insert the machine after adjusting the levelling with the
adjustable feet. When inserting the machine, ensure that the
water inlet and drain hoses are not kinked or squashed.
During all operations that involve accessibility to internal
components the dishwasher has to be unplugged.
Be sure that once the appliance has been installed, it is easily
accessible for the service engineer in the event that a repair is
If the dishwasher is later used as a free-standing appliance,
the original worktop must be re-mounted.
The plinth on free-standing appliances is not adjustable.
The drain hose can face either to the right or left of the
Ensure the hose is not bent or squashed as this could prevent
or slow down the discharge of water.
The sink plug must not be in place when the machine is
draining as this could cause the water to syphon back into the
If you use a drain hose extension it must be no longer than 2
metres and its internal diameter must be no smaller than the
diameter of the hose provided.
Good levelling is essential for correct closure and sealing of
the door.
When the appliance is correctly levelled, the door will not
catch on either side of the cabinet.
If the door does not close correctly, loosen or tighten the
adjustable feet until the machine is perfectly level.
Likewise the internal diameter of the couplings used for
connections to the waste outlet must be no smaller than the
diameter of the hose provided.
Water supply connections
We recommend that this dishwasher is connected to your cold
water supply.
Our appliances are supplied with a security device to protect
against the return of dirty water back into the machine.
If the spigot of your sink has a "no return valve" incorporated
this can prevent the correct draining of your dishwasher.
We therefore advise you to remove it.
For making the connection itself, the coupling nut fitted to the
machine’s supply hose is designed to screw onto a 3/4" gas
thread spout.
The water pressure must be within the limits given in the
"Technical specifications". Your local Water Authority will
advise you on the average mains pressure in your area.
Electrical connection
The manufacturer declines any responsibility
should this safety measure not be observed.
If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is not suitable for the
socket, it must be cut off and the appropriate plug fitted.
The wires on the mains lead are coloured in accordance with
the following code:
Green and Yellow
- Earth
- Neutral
- Live
If you fit your own plug, the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of your appliance may not correspond with the markings
identifying the terminals in your plug.
Proceed as follows:
1. Connect the Green and Yellow (earth) wire to the terminal
in the plug which is marked with the letter "E" or the earth
or coloured green and yellow.
2. Connect the Blue (neutral) wire to the terminal in the plug
which is marked with the letter "N" or coloured black.
3. Connect the Brown (live) wire to the terminal in the plug
which is marked with the letter "L" or coloured red.
The plug moulded onto the lead incorporates a 13amp BSI362
fuse. Only ASTA or BSI fuses should be used.
The plug must not be used if the fuse cover/carrier is lost. The
cover/carrier is indicated by the coloured insert at the base of
the plug.
A replacement cover/carrier must be obtained from your local
Service Force Centre.
To isolate the dishwasher from mains, remove the mains plug.
The plug must still be accessible after the appliance
has been installed.
The appliance should not be connected to the
electrical supply by means of an extension cable.
In case that the electrical cable has to be replaced,
please contact your local Service Force Centre.
A cut off plug inserted into a 13 amp socket is a
serious safety (shock) hazard. Ensure that it is
disposed of safely.
Hints for test centres
Testing in accordance with EN 60704 must be carried out with appliance fully loaded and using the test programme (see "Washing
programmes" chart).
Test in accordance with EN 50242 must be carried out when the salt container and rinse aid dispenser have been filled with salt and
rinse aid respectively and using the test programme (see "Washing programmes" chart).
12 standard place settings
Rinse aid setting:
position 4 (Type III)
Detergent dosage :
5 g + 25 g (Type B)
Arrangement lower basket
Arrangement upper basket
Arrangement cutlery basket
Cup racks: position A
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