User manual | AEG 74650 Washer User Manual

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LAVAMAT 74650 - 76650
User manual
Washing machine
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Dear Customer
Thank you for choosing one of our high-quality products.
With this appliance you will experience the perfect combination of functional
design and cutting edge technology.
Convince yourself that our appliances are engineered to deliver the best
performance and control - indeed we are setting the highest standards of
excellence.
In addition to this you find environmental and energy saving aspects as an
integral part of our products.
To ensure optimal and regular performance of your appliance please read this
instruction manual carefully. It will enable you to navigate all processes perfectly
and most efficiently. To refer to this manual any time you need to, we
recommend you to keep it in a safe place. And please pass it to any future owner
of the appliance.
We wish you much joy with your new appliance.
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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Contents
Instructions for the user
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Safety information
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Product description
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Detergent dispenser drawer
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Control panel
Display
Indicator pilot lights
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First use
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Personalization
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Acoustic signals
Child safety lock
Daily use
Load the laundry
Measure out the detergent and the fabric softener
Select the required programme by means of programme selector dial
Select the spin speed reduction or the RINSE HOLD option
Programme option button
Select the PREWASH option
Select the STAIN option
Select the SENSITIVE option
Select the TIME option
Select the START/PAUSE
Select the DELAY START
Select an additional rinse
Altering an option or a running programme
Interrupting a programme
Cancelling a programme
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Opening the door after the programme has started
At the end of the programme
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Washing programmes
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Programme information
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Preparing the wash cycle
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Sorting out the laundry
Temperatures
Before loading the laundry
Maximum loads
Laundry weights
Removing stains
Detergents and additives
Quantity of detergent to be used
Degrees of water hardness
Care and cleaning
Descaling
After each wash
Maintenance wash
External cleaning
Detergent dispenser drawer
Washing drum
Door seal
Drain pump
Water inlet filter
Emergency emptying out
Frost precautions
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What to do if...
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Technical Data
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Consumption value
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Installation
Unpacking
Positioning and levelling
Water inlet
Water-stop device
Water drainage
In the interest of the environment
Electrical connection
Permanent connection
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Environmental concerns
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Packaging materials
Old machine
Ecological hints
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Safety information
Instructions for the user
Safety information
Prior to using for the first time
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The safety of AEG/ELECTROLUX appliances complies with the industry
standards and with legal requirements on the safety of appliances. However,
as manufacturers, we feel it is our duty to provide the following safety notes.
You MUST read them carefully before installing or using the appliance.
It is most important that this instruction book should be retained with the
appliance for future reference. Should the appliance be sold or transferred to
another owner, or should you move house and leave the appliance, always
ensure that the book is supplied with the appliance in order that the new
owner can get to know the functioning of the appliance and the relevant
warnings.
You MUST read them carefully before installing or using the appliance.
Before first starting up, check the machine for any damage incurred during
transport. Never connect up a damaged machine. If parts are damaged,
contact your supplier.
If the appliance is delivered in the winter months when there are minus
temperatures: Store the washing machine at room temperature for 24 hours
before using for the first time.
General safety
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It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt to modify this product in
any way.
During high temperature wash programmes the door glass may get hot. Do
not touch it!
Make sure that small pets do not climb into the drum. To avoid this, please
check inside the drum before using.
Any objects such as coins, safety pins, nails, screws, stones or any other hard,
sharp material can cause extensive damage and must not be placed into the
machine.
Only use the advised quantities of fabric softener and detergent. Damage to
the fabric can ensue if you over-fill. Refer to the manufacturer’s
recommendations of quantities.
Wash small items such as socks, laces, washable belts etc in a washing bag or
pillow case as it is possible for such items to slip down between the tub and
the inner drum.
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Do not use your washing machine to wash articles with whalebones, material
without hems or torn material.
Always unplug the appliance and turn off the water supply after use,
cleaning and maintenance.
Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair the machine yourself.
Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause injury or serious
malfunctioning. Contact your local Service Centre. Always insist on genuine
spare parts.
Installation
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When unpacking the appliance, check that it is not damaged. If in doubt, do
not use it and contact the Service Centre.
All packing and transit bolts must be removed before use. Serious damage can
occur to the product and to property if this is not adhered to. See relevant
section in the user manual.
After having installed the appliance, check that it is not pressing or standing on
its electrical supply cable, inlet hose and drain hose.
If the machine is situated on a carpeted floor, please adjust the feet in order to
allow air to circulate freely under the appliance.
Always be sure, that there is no water leakage from hoses and their connections
after the installation.
If the appliance is installed in a location subject to frost, please read the
«dangers of freezing» chapter.
Any plumbing work required to install this appliance should be carried out by a
qualified plumber or competent person.
Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried out by a
qualified electrician or competent person.
Use
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This appliance is designed for domestic use. It must not be used for purposes
other than those for which it was designed.
Only wash fabrics which are designed to be machine washed. Follow the
instructions on each garment label.
Do not overload the appliance. See the relevant section in the user manual.
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.
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Safety information
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Garments which have been in contact with volatile petroleum products should
not be machine washed. If volatile cleaning fluids are used, care should be
taken to ensure that the fluid is removed from the garment before placing in
the machine.
Never pull the power supply cable to remove the plug from the socket; always
take hold of the plug itself.
Never use the 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 accessible.
Child Safety
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This appliance is not intended for use by person (including children) with
reduced physical sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and
knowledge unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning
use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Young children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the
appliance.
The packaging components (e.g. plastic film, polystyrene) can be dangerous to
children - danger of suffocation! Keep them out of children’s reach.
Keep all detergents in a safe place out of children’s reach.
Make sure that children or pets do not
climb into the drum. To prevent children
or pets becoming trapped inside the
drum the machine incorporates special
feature. To activate this device, rotate
the button (without pressing it) inside
the door clockwise until the groove is
horizontal. If necessary use a coin. To
disable this device and restore the
possibility of closing the door, rotate the
button anti-clockwise until the groove is
vertical.
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Product description
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Product description
Your new appliance meets all modern requirements for effective treatment of
laundry with low water, energy and detergent consumption.
The ECO valve system allows total use of detergent and reduces water
consumption therefore saving energy.
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Detergent dispenser drawer
Control panel
Door opening handle
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Rating plate
Drain pump
Three adjustable feet; The rear
foot on the left-hand side is
automatic
Detergent dispenser drawer
Compartment for detergent used for prewash. The prewash detergent is
added at the beginning of the wash programme.
Compartment for powder or liquid detergent used for main wash.
Compartment for liquid additives (fabric softener, starch).
Compartment for stain remover used for main wash with STAIN-option.
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Control panel
Control panel
Below is a picture of the programme selector dial, the buttons and the display will
be indicated with the numbers given in this table.
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Programme selector dial
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SPIN button
PREWASH button
STAIN button
SENSITIVE button
TIME button
Display
START/PAUSE button
DELAY START button
Indicator pilot lights
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Display (7)
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.5
7.4
7.1 Child safety lock - symbol
7.2 Duration of selected programme
After selecting a programme, the duration is displayed in hours and minutes (for
example 2.05). The duration is calculated automatically on the basis of the
maximum recommended load for each type of fabric. After the programme has
started, the time remaining is updated every minute.
Alarm codes
In the event of operating problems, some alarm codes can be displayed, for
example E20 (see chapter «What to do if...»).
End of programme
When the programme has finished a flashing zero 0 is displayed, the symbol 7.5
disappears from the display, the pilot light of button 8 goes out and the door
can be opened.
Incorrect option selection
If an option which is not compatible with the set wash programme is selected,
the message Err is displayed for about 2 seconds and the yellow pilot light of
button 8 light starts flashing.
Delay Start
The selected delay (20 hours max) set by means of the relevant button appears
on the display for about 3 seconds, then the duration of the previously selected
programme is displayed.
The symbol 7.3 will appear on the display. The delay time value decreases by one
unit every hour. When only 1 hour remains, the time decreases every minute.
7.3 Delay Start - symbol
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Control panel
7.4 Programme progress display
The display shows the different washing programme phases.
After the appliance starts operating, the display show the relevant symbol of the
washing phase which is running:
WASHING,
RINSING,
DRAINING,
SPINNING.
7.5 Door symbol
This symbol indicates if the door can be opened:
● symbol on: the door cannot be opened. The appliance is running or the
machine has stopped with water in the tub.
● symbol off: the door can be opened. The washing programme is finished.
Indicator pilot lights (10)
If the OVERDOSAGE pilot light 10.1 goes on at the end of
the programme, it indicates that too much detergent has been
used.
10.1
10.2
When the appliance is performing additional rinses, the
EXTRA RINSE pilot light 10.2 comes on. To add an additional rinse, please see
chapter «Select an additional rinse».
If your laundry is not removed during 10 minutes after the programme is finished,
the backlight of the display switches off and the energy saving system will be
enabled.
Only the button 8 pilot light flashes to indicate that the appliance has to be
switched off.
By pressing any buttons the appliance will come out from the energy saving status
and you could set another washing programme or switch off the appliance.
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First Use
Ensure that the electrical and water connections comply with the installation
instructions.
Remove the polystyrene block and any material from the drum.
Pour 2 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° or 95°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.
Personalization
Acoustic signals
The machine is provided with an acoustic device, which sounds in the following
cases:
● at the end of the cycle
● in the event of operating problems
By pressing the 3 and 4 buttons simultaneously for about 6 seconds, the
acoustic signal is deactivated (except for the events of operating problems). By
pressing these 2 buttons again, the acoustic signal is reactivated.
Child safety lock
(7.1)
This device permits you to leave the appliance unsupervised without having the
worry that children might be injured by or cause damage to the appliance.
This function remains able also when the washing machine is not working.
There are two different ways to set this option:
● before pressing the button 8: it will be impossible to start the machine.
● after pressing the button 8 it will be impossible to change any other
programme or option.
To enable (disable) this option press simultaneously for about 6 seconds 4 and 5
buttons until the symbol 7.1 appears (disappears) on the display.
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Daily Use
Load the laundry
1. Open the door by carefully pulling the door
handle outwards. Place the laundry in the drum,
one item at a time, shaking them out as much
as possible.
2. Close the door firmly. You must hear a click
during closing.
Attention! Do not embed the laundry between the door and the rubber
joint.
Measure out the detergent and the
fabric softener
Your new appliance was designed to reduce
water, energy and detergent consumption.
1. Pull out the dispenser drawer until it
stops. Measure out the amount of
detergent required, pour it into the main
wash compartment . If you wish to
carry out the prewash phase, pour the
detergent into the compartment marked
. If you wish to perform the stain
function, pour the stain remover into the
compartment marked with blue arrow .
2. If required, pour fabric softener into the
compartment marked
(the amount
used must not exceed the MAX mark in
the drawer). Close the drawer gently.
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Select the required programme by means of programme selector
dial (1)
You can choose the right programme for any type of laundry following the
descriptions on the washing programme tables (see «Washing Programmes»).
Turn the programme selector dial to the required programme. The programme
selector determines the type of washing cycle (e.g. water level, drum movement,
number of rinses) and the washing temperature according to the type of laundry.
The pilot light of button 8 starts flashing and the display shows the duration of
the selected programme.
The selector dial can be turned either clockwise or anticlockwise. Turn to position O
to Reset programme/Switch OFF the machine.
At the end of the programme the selector dial must be turned to position
O, to switch the machine off.
For the description of each washing programmes of the selector dial, consult the
chapter «Washing programmes».
Attention!
If you turn the programme selector dial to another programme when the machine
is working, the yellow pilot light of button 8 will flash 3 times and the message
Err is displayed on the display to indicate a wrong selection. The machine will not
perform the new selected programme.
Select the SPIN speed or the RINSE HOLD
option (Button 2)
When the required programme has been selected, your appliance automatically
proposes the maximum spin speed provided for that programme.
Press the button 2 repeatedly to change the spin speed, if you want your laundry
to be spun at a speed different from the one proposed by the washing machine.
The relevant light will light up.
RINSE HOLD: by selecting this option the water of the last rinse is not emptied out
to prevent the fabrics from creasing.
When the programme has finished the display shows a flashing 0, the symbol 7.5
appears on the display, the pilot light of button 8 is off and the door is locked to
indicate that the water must be emptied out.
To empty the water out please read chapter «At the end of the
programme».
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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
button 8.
When these buttons are pressed, the corresponding pilot lights come on. When
they are pressed again, the pilot lights go out.
If an incorrect option is selected, the in yellow pilot light of the button 8 flashes
3 times and the Err message appears on the display for some seconds.
For the compatibility among the washing programmes and the options see
chapter «Washing Programmes».
Select the PREWASH option (Button 3)
Select this option if you wish your laundry to be prewashed at 30°C before the
main wash. The prewash ends with a short spin in programmes for cotton and
synthetic fabrics, whereas in the programmes for delicate fabrics the water is
only drained.
The relevant light will light up.
Select the STAIN option (Button 4)
Select this option to treat heavily soiled or stained laundry with stain remover
(extended main wash with time optimised stain action phase). The relevant light
will light up.
This option is not available with a temperature lower than 40°C.
Attention! If you wish to perform a programme with the stain option, pour
stain remover into compartment .
Select the SENSITIVE option (Button 5)
By depressing this button the washing intensity will be reduced. The appliance
adds one rinse in the programmes for COTTON and SYNTHETICS.
This option is recommended for non fast coloureds items and for frequently
washed items.
Select the TIME SAVING option (Button 6)
This option allows you to modify the washing time, automatically proposed by
the appliance.
DAILY: by pressing this button once, the relative pilot light comes on and the
washing duration will be reduced to wash daily soiled laundry.
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SUPER QUICK: by pressing this button twice, the relative pilot light remains lit,
the washing duration will be reduced to wash lightly soiled laundry or items that
have been used or worn for a short time. The display will show the decreased
washing time.
Select the START/PAUSE (Button 8)
To start the selected programme, press the button 8, the corresponding red pilot
light stops flashing.
The WASHING symbol
7.4 appears on the display to indicate that the
appliance starts operating.
The symbol 7.5 appears on the display to indicate the door is locked.
To interrupt a programme which is running, press the button 8: the corresponding
red pilot light starts flashing.
To restart the programme from the point at which it was interrupted, press the
button 8 again. If you have chosen a delayed start with button 9, the machine
will begin the countdown. If an incorrect option is selected, the yellow pilot light
of the button 8 flashes for 3 times the message Err is displayed for about 2
seconds.
Select the DELAY START (Button 9)
Before you start the programme, if you wish to delay the start, press the
button 9 repeatedly, to select the desired delay.
The selected delay time value (up to 20 hours) will appear on the display for
about 3 seconds, then the duration of the programme will appear again.
You must select this option after you have set the programme and before you
press the button 8.
The wash programme can be delayed from 30 min - 60 min - 90 min, 2 hours
and then by 1 hour up to a maximum of 20 hours by means of this button.
If you wish to add laundry in the machine during the delay time you will press
button 8 to put the machine in pause. Add the laundry, close the door and press
button 8 again.
Selecting the delayed start.
● Select the programme and the required options.
● Select the delay start.
● Press button 8: the machine starts its hourly countdown. The programme will
start after the selected delay has expired.
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Cancelling the delayed start
● set the washing machine to PAUSE by pressing the button 8;
● press button 9 once until the symbol 0’ is displayed;
● press the button 8 again to start the programme.
Important!
● The selected delay can be changed only after selecting the washing programme
again.
● The door will be locked throughout the delay time. If you need to open the
door, you must first set the washing machine to PAUSE by pressing the button
8. After you have closed the door, press the button 8 again.
The button 9 can not be selected with DRAIN programme.
Select an additional rinse
This appliance is designed for saving water. However, for people with a very
delicate skin (allergic to detergents) it may be necessary to rinse the laundry
using an extra quantity of water (extra rinse).
Press simultaneously the buttons 2 and 3 for some seconds: the pilot light
10.2 comes on.
This function stays permanently on. To disable it press the same buttons again
until the pilot light 10.2 goes off.
Altering an option or a running programme
It is possible to change some options before the programme carries it out. Before
you make any change, you must pause the washing machine by pressing the
button 8. Changing a running programme is possible only by resetting it. Turn
the programme selector dial to O and then to the new programme position.
Start the new programme by depressing the button 8 again. The washing water
in the tub will not be emptied out.
Interrupting a programme
Depress the button 8 to interrupt a programme which is running, the
corresponding light starts flashing. Depress the button again to restart the
programme.
Cancelling a programme
Turn the selector dial to O to cancel a programme which is running. Now you
can select a new programme.
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Opening the door after the programme has started
First set the machine to pause by pressing the button 8. After a few minutes the
symbol 7.5 goes off and the door can be opened.
If the symbol 7.5 is still lit and the door remains locked, this means that the
machine is already heating or that the water level is too high. 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 some
minutes the door can be opened (pay attention to the water level and
temperature!).
After closing the door, it is necessary to select the programme and options again
and to press button 8.
At the end of the programme
The machine stops automatically, the pilot light of button 8 and the symbol 7.5
goes off and a flashing 0 will appear on the display.
If a programme or an option that ends with water still in the tub has been
selected, the symbol 7.5 remains on, a flashing 0 will appear on the display, the
pilot light of button 8 goes off and the door remains locked to indicate that the
water must be emptied out before opening the door.
Follow the below instructions to empty out the water:
● turn the programme selector dial to O
● select the DRAINING or SPINNING programme
● reduce the spin speed if needed, by means of the relevant button
● depress button 8
● when the programme has finished the display shows a flashing 0. The symbol
7.5 disappears and the door can be opened.
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 smells.
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Washing programmes
Washing programmes
Programme/
Temperature
Type of laundry
Options
Description of
programme
Main wash
Rinses
Long spin at maximum
spin speed
Max. load kg 7
** Red. load kg 3,5
COTTONS
95°-30°
White and coloured
cotton (normally soiled
items)
SPIN, RINSE HOLD,
PREWASH, STAIN*,
SENSITIVE, TIME**,
EXTRA RINSE
40-60 MIX
40°
Coloured cotton: work
garments, sheets,
household linen,
underwear, towels
SPIN, RINSE HOLD,
PREWASH, STAIN,
SENSITIVE, EXTRA
RINSE
Main wash
Rinses
Long spin at maximum
spin speed
Max. load kg 7
Synthetic or mixed
fabrics: underwear,
SPIN, RINSE HOLD,
PREWASH, STAIN*,
SENSITIVE, TIME**,
EXTRA RINSE
Main wash
Rinses
Short spin
Max. load kg 3,5
** Red. load kg 1,5
SPIN, RINSE HOLD,
PREWASH, EXTRA
RINSE
Main wash
Rinses
Short spin
Max. load kg 1,5
SYNTHETICS
60°-30°
coloured garments,
non-shrink shirts,
blouses
EASY IRON PLUS Synthetics to be gently
washed and spun
40°
DELICATES
40°-30°
Delicate fabrics: for
example curtains
WOOL PLUS
HANDWASH
30°-COLD
Special programme for
hand washing fabrics
and special programme
for wool garments
bearing the «Pure new
wool, non-shrink,
machine washable» label
Main wash
SPIN, RINSE HOLD, Rinses
PREWASH, STAIN*, Short spin
TIME**, EXTRA RINSE Max. load kg 3,5
** Red. load kg 1,5
SPIN, RINSE HOLD
Main wash
Rinses
Short spin
Max. load kg 2
* STAIN option can be selected only at the temperature of 40°C or higher.
** If you select the SUPER QUICK option by means of TIME button, we recommend
that you reduce the maximum load as indicated. (Red. load = reduced load). Full loading
is possible however with somewhat reduced cleaning results.
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Washing programmes
Programme/
Temperature
Type of laundry
DELICATE
RINSES
Separate rinse cycle for
hand washed items
DRAIN
For emptying out the last
rinse water in
programmes with the
Rinse Hold option
SPIN
Separate spin for cotton
fabric
DUVETS
30°
Short cycle for a single
washable blanket or
duvet
20 MIN.-3 KG
30°
Quick wash for sport
items, or cotton and
synthetics items lightly
soiled or worn once
QUICK
INTENSIVE
60°
Options
SPIN, RINSE HOLD,
EXTRA RINSE
Description of
programme
Rinses
Short spin
Max. load kg 7
Draining of water
Max. load kg 7
SPIN
Drain and long spin at
maximum spin speed
Max. load kg 7
Main wash
Rinses
SPIN (only for L 74650) Short spin
Max. load kg 2,5
SPIN
Main wash
Rinses
Short spin
Max. load kg 3
For slightly soiled
cotton items or worn
once
SPIN, RINSE HOLD,
EXTRA RINSE
Main wash
Rinses
Long spin
Max. load kg 5
ECONOMY
60°
White and coloured
cotton economy,
lightly-heavily soiled
items, shirts, underwear
SPIN, RINSE HOLD,
PREWASH, STAIN,
SENSITIVE, EXTRA
RINSE
Main wash
Rinses
Long spin at maximum
spin speed
Max. load kg 7
O/OFF
For cancelling the programme which is running or to switch the
machine off
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Programme information
Programme information
EASY IRON PLUS
Selecting this programme the laundry is gently washed and
spun to avoid any creasing. In this way ironing is easier.
Furthermore the machine will perform additional rinses.
WOOL PLUS
HANDWASH
Washing programme for machine washable wool
as
well as for hand washable woollens and delicate fabrics with
the “hand washing” care symbol
.
DELICATE RINSES
With this programme it is possible to rinse and spin
garments which have been washed by hand.
The machine performs 3 rinses, followed by a final short spin
The spin speed can be reduced by pressing the button 2.
DRAIN
For emptying out the water of the last rinse in programmes
with the RINSE HOLD option.
Firstly, turn the programme selector dial to O, then select
programme DRAIN and press the button 8.
SPIN
Separate spin for hand washed cotton 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 button to adapt
it to the fabrics to be spun.
DUVETS
Washing programme for a single synthetic blanket, bedspread etc. The washing temperature is 40°C.
20 MIN.-30 KG
This programme can be selected with the following
options: Spin Speed Reduction and DELAY START.
This programme must be used for slightly soiled cotton or
synthetic items. Programme duration: 20 minutes.
QUICK INTENSIVE
Quick washing programme, to be used for lightly soiledwhite/fast coloured cottons.
ECONOMY
This programme can be selected for slightly or normally
soiled cotton items. The temperature will decrease and the
washing time will be extended. This allows you to obtain a
good washing efficiency by saving energy.
O/OFF
To reset a programme and to switch off the machine turn
the selector dial to O. Now can a new programme be
selected.
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Preparing the wash cycle
Sorting out the laundry
Follow the wash code symbols on each garment label and the manufacturer’s
washing instructions. Sort the laundry as follows: whites, coloureds, synthetics,
delicates, woollens.
Temperatures
95° or 90°
for normally soiled white cottons and linen (e.g. tea cloths,
towels, tablecloths, sheets...).
60°/50°
for normally soiled, colour fast garments (e.g. shirts, night
dresses, pyjamas....) in linen, cotton or synthetic fibres and
for lightly soiled white cotton (e.g. underwear).
40°-30°- Cold
for delicate items (e.g. net curtains), mixed laundry including
synthetic fibres and woollens bearing the label «pure new
wool, machine washable, non-shrink».
Before loading the laundry
Never wash whites and coloureds together. Whites may lose their “whiteness” in
the wash.
New coloured items may run in the first wash; they should therefore be washed
separately the first time.
Make sure that no metal objects are left in the laundry (e.g. hair clips,
safety pins, pins).
Button up pillowcases, close zip fasteners, hooks and poppers. Tie any belts or
long tapes.
Remove persistent stains before washing.
Rub particularly soiled areas with a special detergent or detergent paste.
Treat curtains with special care. Remove hooks or tie them up in a bag or net.
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Maximum loads
Recommended loads are indicated in the washing programme charts.
General rules:
Cotton, linen: drum full but not too tightly packed;
Synthetics: drum no more than half full;
Delicate fabrics and woollens: drum no more than one third full.
Washing a maximum load makes the most efficient use of water and energy.
For heavily soiled laundry, reduce the load size.
Laundry weights
The following weights are indicative:
bathrobe
napkin
quilt cover
sheet
pillow case
tablecloth
towelling towel
tea cloth
night dress
ladies’ briefs
man’s work shirt
man’s shirt
man’s pyjamas
blouse
men’s underpants
1200 g
100 g
700 g
500 g
200 g
250 g
200 g
100 g
200 g
100 g
600 g
200 g
500 g
100 g
100 g
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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.
Oil based paint:: moisten with benzine stain remover, lay the garment on a soft
cloth and dab the stain; treat several times.
Dried grease stains: moisten with turpentine, lay the garment on a soft
surface and dab the stain with the fingertips and a cotton cloth.
Rust: oxalic acid dissolved in hot water or a rust removing product used cold. Be
careful with rust stains which are not recent since the cellulose structure will
have already 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. Treat any residual marks with bleach.
Red wine: soak in water and detergent, rinse and treat with acetic or citric acid,
then rinse. Treat any residual marks with bleach.
Ink: depending on the type of ink, moisten the fabric first with 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
appliance:
● powder detergents for all types of fabric,
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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
just
before starting the programme.
Any fabric softener or starching additives must be poured into the compartment
marked
before starting the wash programme.
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.
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 washing.
Degrees of water hardness
Water hardness is classified in so-called “degrees” of hardness. Information on
hardness of the water in your area can be obtained from the relevant water
supply company, or from your local authority.
Note: A water softener must be added when water has a medium-high degree
of hardness (from degree of hardness II). Follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
The quantity of detergent can then always be adjusted to degree of hardness I (=
soft).
Level
Characteristic
1
2
3
4
soft
medium
hard
very hard
Degrees of water hardness
German
French
°dH
°T.H.
0-7
0-15
8-14
16-25
15-21
26-37
> 21
> 37
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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.
Descaling
The water we use normally contains lime. It is a good idea to periodically use a
water softening powder in the machine. Do this separately from any laundry
washing, and according to the softening powder manufacturer's instructions.
This will help to prevent the formation of lime deposits.
After each wash
Leave the door open for a while. This helps to prevent mould and stagnant smells
forming inside the appliance. Keeping the door open after a wash will also help
to preserve the door seal.
Maintenance wash
With the use of low temperature washes it is possible to get a build up of
residues inside the drum.
We recommend that a maintenance wash be performed on a regular basis.
To run a maintenance wash:
• The drum should be empty of laundry.
• Select the hottest cotton wash programme.
• Use a normal measure of detergent, must be a powder with biological
properties.
External cleaning
Clean the exterior cabinet of the appliance with soap and water only, and then
dry thoroughly.
Important: do not use methylated spirits, solvents or similar products to clean
the cabinet.
Detergent dispenser drawer
The detergent dispenser drawer should be
cleaned regularly.
1. Remove the detergent dispenser drawer
by pulling it firmly.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove the conditioner insert from the middle compartment.
Clean all parts with water.
Put the conditioner insert in as far as it will go, so that it is firmly in place.
Clean all parts of the washing machine, especially the nozzles in the top
of the washing-in chamber, with a
brush.
6. Insert the detergent dispenser drawer
in the guide rails and push it in.
Washing drum
Rust deposits in the drum may occur due to rusting foreign bodies in the
washing or tap water containing iron.
Important! Do not clean the drum with acidic descaling agents, scouring agents
containing chlorine or iron or steel wool.
1. Remove any rust deposits on the drum with a cleaning agent for stainless
steel.
2. Run a washing cycle without any washing to clean off any cleaning agent
residues. Programme: COTTONS/LINEN 90° or 95°C, press the button 6, add
approx. 1/4 measuring cup of detergent.
Door seal
Check from time to time the door seal and eliminate
eventual possible objects that could be trapped in the
fold.
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Drain pump
The pump should be inspected regularly and particularly if
• the machine does not empty and/or spin
• the machine makes an unusual noise during draining due to objects such as
safety pins, coins etc. blocking the pump.
Proceed as follows:
1. Disconnect the appliance.
2. If necessary wait until the water has
cooled down.
3. Open the pump door.
4. Place a container close to the pump to
collect any spillage.
5. Release the emergency emptying hose,
place it in the container and remove its
cap.
6. When no more water comes out,
unscrew the pump and remove it.
Always keep a rag nearby to dry up
spillage of water when removing the
pump.
7. Remove any objects from the pump
impeller by rotating it.
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8. Put the cap back on the emergency
emptying hose and place the latter
back in its seat.
9. Screw the pump fully in.
10. Close the pump door.
Warning!
When the appliance is in use and
depending on the programme selected
there can be hot water in the pump. Never
remove the pump cover during a wash
cycle, always wait until the appliance has
finished the cycle, and is empty. When
replacing the cover, ensure it is securely retightened so as to stop leaks and
young children being able to remove it.
Water inlet filter
If you notice that the machine is taking
longer to fill, check that the filter in the
water inlet hose is not blocked.
1. Turn off the water tap.
2. Unscrew the hose from the tap.
3. Clean the filter in the hose with a stiff
brush.
4. Screw the hose back onto the tap.
Emergency emptying out
If the water is not discharged, proceed as follows to empty out the machine:
1. pull out the plug from the power socket;
2. close the water tap;
3. if necessary, wait until the water has cooled down;
4. open the pump door;
5. place a bowl on the floor and place the end of the emergency emptying hose
into the bowl. Remove its cap. The water should drain by gravity into the
bowl. When the bowl is full, put the cap back on the hose. Empty the bowl.
Repeat the procedure until water stops flowing out;
6. clean the pump if necessary as previously described;
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7. replace the emergency emptying hose in its seat after having plugged it;
8. screw the pump again and close the door.
Frost precautions
If the machine is installed in a place where the temperature could drop below
0°C, proceed as follows:
1. Close the water tap and unscrew the water inlet hose from the tap.
2. Place the end of the emergency emptying hose and that of the inlet hose in a
bowl placed on the floor and let water drain out.
3. Screw the water inlet hose back on and reposition the emergency emptying
hose after having put the cap on again.
By doing this, any water remaining in the machine is removed, avoiding ice
forming and consequently damage to the appliance.
When you use the machine again, make sure that the ambient temperature is
above 0°C.
Important! 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.
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What to do if...
What to do if...
Certain problems are due to lack of simple maintenance or oversights, which can be
solved easily without calling out an engineer. Before contacting your local Service Centre,
please carry out the checks listed below.
During machine operation it is possible that the yellow pilot light of button 8 flashes, one
of the following alarm codes appears on the display and at the same time some acoustic
signals sound every 20 seconds to indicate that the machine is not working:
• E10 : problem with the water supply
• E20 : problem with the water draining
• E40 : door open.
• EF0 : Anti-flooding system has activated
Once the problem has been eliminated, press the button 8 to restart the programme. If
after all checks, the problem persists, contact your local Service Centre.
Problem
Possible cause/Solution
The washing machine does not
start:
The door has not been closed. E40
• Close the door firmly.
The plug is not properly inserted in the power socket.
• Insert the plug into the power socket.
There is no power at the socket.
• Please check your domestic electrical installation.
The main fuse has blown.
• Replace the fuse.
The selector dial is not correctly positioned and the
button 8 has not been depressed.
• Please turn the selector dial and press the button 8
again.
The delay start has been selected.
• If the laundry is to be washed immediately, cancel
the delay start.
The CHILD SAFETY LOCK has been activated.
• Deactivated the this device.
The machine does not fill:
The water tap is closed. E10
• Open the water tap.
The inlet hose is squashed or kinked. E10
• Check the inlet hose connection.
The filter in the inlet hose is blocked.E10
• Clean the water inlet hose filter.
The door is not properly closed. E40
• Close the door firmly.
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Problem
The machine fills then empties
immediately:
The machine does not empty
and/or does not spin:
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Possible cause/Solution
The end of the drain hose is too low.
• Refer to relevant paragraph in «water drainage»
section.
The drain hose is squashed or kinked. E20
• Check the drain hose connection.
The drain filter is clogged. E20
• Clean the drain filter.
An option or a programme that ends with the water
still in the tub or a that eliminates all the spinning
phases has been selected.
• Select the draining or the spinning programme.
The laundry is not evenly distributed in the drum.
• Redistribute the laundry.
There is water on the floor:
Too much detergent or unsuitable detergent (creates
too much foam) has been used.
• Reduce the detergent quantity or use another one.
Check whether there are any leaks from one of the
inlet hose fittings. It is not always easy to see this as
the water runs down the hose; check to see if it is
damp.
• Check the water inlet hose connection.
The drain hose is damaged.
• Replace it with a new one.
The cap on the emergency emptying hose has not
been replaced or the filter has not been properly
screwed in after cleaning action.
• Refit the cap on the hose or screw the filter fully in.
Unsatisfactory washing results:
Too little detergent or unsuitable detergent has been
used.
• Increase the detergent quantity or use another one.
Stubborn stains have not been treated prior to
washing.
• Use commercial products to treat the stubborn
stains.
The correct temperature was not selected.
• Check if you have selected the correct temperature.
Excessive laundry load.
• Reduce the laundry load.
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Problem
Cause possible/Solution
The door will not open:
The programme is still running.
• Wait until the end of washing cycle.
The door lock has not been released.
• Wait until the DOOR symbol 7.5 disappears.
There is water in the drum.
• Select drain or spin programme to empty out the
water.
The machine vibrates or is noisy:
The transit bolts and packing have not been removed.
• Check the correct installation of the appliance.
The support feet have not been adjusted
• Check the correct levelling of the appliance.
The laundry is not evenly distributed in the drum.
• Redistribute the laundry.
Maybe there is very little laundry in the drum.
• Load more laundry.
The electronic unbalance detection device has cut in
because the laundry is not evenly distributed in the
drum. The laundry is redistributed by reverse rotation
Spinning starts late or the machine of the drum. This may happen several times before
the unbalance disappears and normal spinning can
does not spin:
resume. If, after some minutes, the laundry is still not
evenly distributed in the drum, the machine will not
spin.
• Redistribute the laundry.
No water is visible in the drum:
Machines based on modern technology operate very
economically using very little water without affecting
performance.
The display shows the alarm code
EF0:
Anti-flooding system has activated.
• Disconnect the appliance and contact the Service
Force Centre
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Technical data
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Mo
Pro d. .....
d.
No .....
. .....
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.
.....
.
Se
r. No
....
. .....
Mod. ..........
Prod. No. ...........
P0042 BD
Ser. No. .........
Technical Data
Dimensions
Width
Height
Depth
(door included)
Electrical connection
Power supply
Voltage/frequency
Total power absorbed
Minimum fuse protection
Water supply pressure
Minimum
Maximum
Maximum Load
Cotton
Spin Speed
Maximum
60 cm
85 cm
63 cm
230-240 V/50 Hz
2050 W
10 A
0,05 MPa
0,80 MPa
7 kg
1400 rpm (L 74650)
1600 rpm (L 76650)
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Consumption value
Water consumption
(lltres)
Energy consumption
(KWh)
Programme duration
(Minutes)
White Cottons 95°
65
2,1
Cottons 60°
60
1,4
(*)Cotton ECONOMY 60°
49
1,19
Cottons 40°
60
0,77
Synthetics 60°
65
0,45
Delicates 40°
63
0,6
Wool/ Handwash 30°
55
0,25
For the duration of the
programmes, please refer
to the display on the
control panel.
Consumption value
Programme
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.
(*) «Cottons Economy» at 60°C with a load of 7 kg is the reference programme for
the data entered in the energy label, in compliance with EEC 92/75 standards.
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Installation
Unpacking
All transit bolts and packing must be removed before using the appliance.
You are advised to keep all transit devices so that they can be refitted if the
machine ever has to be transported again.
1. After removing all the packaging, carefully lay
machine on it’s back to remove the
polystyrene base from the bottom.
HEC0008
2. Remove the power supply cable and the
draining hose from the hose holders on the rear of the
appliance.
3. Unscrew the three bolts.
HEC0001
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4. Slide out the relevant plastic spacers.
5. Open the porthole, take out the inlet hose from the drum and remove the
polystyrene block fitted on the door seal.
HEC0010
6. Fill the smaller upper hole and the two large ones with the corresponding plastic
plug caps supplied in the bag containing the instruction booklet.
HEC0005
7. Connect the water inlet hose as described under the paragraph «Water inlet».
All the different plug caps are supplied with the appliance in the plastic bag containing
the instruction booklet.
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Positioning and levelling
Install the machine on a flat hard floor.
Make sure that air circulation around the machine is not impeded by carpets,
rugs etc.
Before placing it on small tiles, apply a rubber coating.
Never try to correct any unevenness in the floor by putting pieces of wood,
cardboard or similar materials under the machine.
If it is impossible to avoid positioning the machine
next to a gas cooker or coal-burning stove, an
insulating panel covered with aluminium foil on the
side facing the cooker or stove, must be inserted
between the two appliances.
The machine must not be installed in rooms where
the temperature can drop below 0.
HEC007S
The water inlet hose and the drain hose must not be kinked.
Please ensure that when the appliance is installed, it is easily accessible for the
engineer in the event of a breakdown.
Carefully level by screwing the adjustable feet in or out.
Automatic foot: The rear foot on the left-hand side of your washing machine
is built as a shock absorbing foot, which is why the appliance gives in the back
left-hand corner if put under load. The automatic foot guarantees that the
appliance does not move even at high spin speeds. Basically the automatic foot
does not need to be set.
Water inlet
An inlet hose is supplied and can be found inside the machine drum.
Do not use the hose from your old machine to
connect to the water supply.
This appliance must be connected to a cold
water supply.
1. Open the porthole and extract the inlet hose.
2. Connect the hose with the angled connection to
the machine.
HEC0006
Do not place the inlet hose downwards. Angle
the hose to the left or right depending on the position of your water
tap.
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3. Set the hose correctly by loosening the ring nut. After positioning the inlet
hose, be sure to tighten the ring nut again to prevent leaks.
4. Connect the hose to a tap with a 3/4” thread.
Always use the hose supplied with the appliance.
Installation should comply with local water authority
and building regulations requirements. Check the
minimum water pressure required for safe operation of
the appliance in the chapter “Technical Data”.
If you cannot make the cold water connection direct
from the rising mains, you may be able to operate the
appliance from your cold water storage system. There should be a minimum vertical distance of 16.5 feet between the appliance’s inlet and the bottom of the water
storage tank.
Water-stop device
The inlet hose is provided with a water stop device,
which protects against damage caused by water leaks
in the hose which could develop due to natural ageing
of the hose. This fault is shown by a red sector in the
window “A”. Should this occur, turn the water tap off
and refer to your Service Centre to replace the hose.
A
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Water drainage
This appliance is designed to be permanently plumbed
into your home's drainage system using one of the following methods.
“U” piece
supplied
1. Into a drainage standpipe.
Firstly form a hook in the end of the drain hose using the
“U” piece” supplied.
P1199
Place the drain hose into your standpipe, which should have an internal
diameter of approximately 38mm thus
ensuring there is an air break between
the drain hose and standpipe.
30 cm (12")
38 mm (11.2”)
standpipe
diameter
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3 pin
Max. 90 cm.
(35.4")
When discharging into a standpipe
ensure that the top of the standpipe is
no more than 90 cm (35.4'') and no less
than 60 cm (23.6'') above floor level.
The drain hose may be extended to a
maximum of 4 metres. An additional
drain hose and joining piece is available
from your local Service Force Centre.
The joining piece must have an internal
diameter of 18 mm.
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Min.60 cm.
(23.6")
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picture) you do not require the “U” piece”. Just push
the hose firmly into the standpipe.
2. Onto a sink outlet spigot.
If the outlet spigot has not been used before, remove any blanking plug that may
be in place.
Push the drain hose onto the spigot and secure with a
clip. Ensure a loop is formed in the drain hose (see diagram) to prevent waste from the sink entering the
washing machine.
The drain hose may be extended to a maximum of 4
metres. An additional drain hose and joining piece is
available from your local Service Force Centre. The
joining piece must have an internal diameter of 18
mm.
If you intend to drain the hose from the machine into
a sink, make sure that the sink is empty and the plug
hole is not blocked. Use the plastic “U -Piece” supplied.
Loop
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In the interest of the environment
Washing machines should be connected to the FOUL drainage system, the
water will then be taken to a sewage
works for treatment before being discharged safely into a river.
It is essential that these appliances are
not connected to the surface water
drainage system as this water is discharged directly into a river or stream
and may cause pollution.
If you require any further advice please
contact your local water authority.
SHOWER
BATH
BIDET
WASHING
MACHINE DISHWASHER
RAINWATER
'RUN-OFF'
FOUL DRAIN
FOUL SEWERS
SURFACE WATER
DRAINS & SEWERS
SEWAGE
TREATMENT
WORKS
TREATED
DISCHARGE
RIVER
UNTREATED
DISCHARGE
Electrical connection
SINK TOILET
RIVER
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST
BE EARTHED.
The manufacturer does not accept any responsibility for damage or
injury through failure to comply with the above safety precaution.
If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is not suitable for your socket outlet, it
must be cut off and the appropriate plug fitted.
Remove the fuse from the cut off plug.
The cut off plug should then be disposed of to prevent the hazard of shocks in case
it should be plugged into a 13 Amp socket in another part of your home.
Important
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
- Earth
Blue
- Neutral
Brown
- Live
GREEN &YELLOW
13AMP FUSE
13 AMP
Green and Yellow
BLUE
BROWN
CORD CLAMP
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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:
Connect the green and yellow (earth) wire to the terminal in the plug which is
marked with the letter «E» or the earth symbol
or coloured green and yellow.
Connect the blue (neutral) wire to the terminal in the plug which is marked with
the letter «N» or coloured black.
Connect the brown (live) wire to the terminal in the plug which is marked with the
letter «L» or coloured red.
The plug moulded on to the lead incorporates a fuse. For replacement, use a 13
A fuse. Only ASTA or BSI approved fuses should be used.
Amp BS1363/A
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 AEG/ELECTROLUX
Service Centre.
The power supply cable must be easily accessible after installing the
machine.
Should the appliance power supply cable need to be replaced, this MUST
be carried out by a Service Centre.
Permanent connection
In the case of a permanent connection it is necessary that you install a double pole
switch between the appliance and the electricity supply (mains), with a minimum
gap of 3 mm between the switch contacts and of a type suitable for the required
load in compliance with the current electrical regulations.
The switch must not break the yellow and green earth cable at any point.
This operation must be performed by a qualified electrician.
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Environmental concerns
Environmental concerns
Packaging materials
The materials marked with the symbol
are recyclable.
>PE<=polyethylene
>PS<=polystyrene
>PP<=polypropylene
This means that they can be recycled by disposing of them properly in
appropriate collection containers.
Old machine
Use authorised disposal sites for your old appliance. Help to keep your country tidy!
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may
not be treated as household waste. Instead it should be taken to the appropriate
collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring
this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be
caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more detailed
information about recycling of this product, please contact your local council, your
household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.
Ecological hints
To save water, energy and to help protect the environment, we recommend that
you follow these tips:
• Normally soiled laundry may be washed without prewashing in order to save
detergent, water and time (the environment is protected too!).
• The machine works more economically if it is fully loaded.
• With adequate pre-treatment, stains and limited soiling can be removed; the
laundry can then be washed at a lower temperature.
• Measure out detergent according to the water hardness, the degree of soiling
and the quantity of laundry being washed.
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