Ariston AVXXL149 Washer User Manual

Instruction booklet
WASHING MACHINE
GB
Contents
English
Installation, 2-3
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Unpacking
Remove the transit fixings
Levelling
Water connections
Drainage and electrical connections
Technical details
Washing machine description, 4-5
Control panel
LEDs
Starting and programmes, 6
Briefly: how to start a programme
Programmes table
AVXXL149
AVXXL129
AVXXL127
AVXXL109
AVXXL105
Personalisations, 7
Setting the temperature
Setting the spin speeds
Functions
Detergents and laundry, 8
Detergent dispenser
Preparing your laundry
Special items
Precautions and Advice, 9
General safety
Disposal
Saving energy and respecting the environment
Care and Maintenance, 10
Switching off the water or electricity supply
Cleaning
Caring for your appliance door and drum
Checking the water inlet hose
Fuses
Troubleshooting, 11
Service, 12
Before calling for assistance
Spare parts
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Installation
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! Keep this instruction manual in a safe place for
future reference. Should the appliance be sold,
transferred or moved, make sure the instruction manual
accompanies the washing machine to inform the new
owner as to its operation and
features.
! Read these instructions carefully: they contain vital
information on installation, use and safety.
Unpacking
1. Unpack the washing machine.
2. Check whether the washing machine has been
damaged during transport. If this is the case, do
not install it and contact your retailer.
Remove the transit fixings
IMPORTANT: Follow these instructions to remove the
TWO transit fixings.
Situated one either side of the
rear panel, BOTH transit bolts
MUST be removed before use.
! Failure to do so may cause
damage to your machine.
It is important the transit bolt and
spacer come out intact (see pic).
For safety, replace both plastic covers over the holes
left by removing the two bolts.
! Packaging materials are not childrens toys.
Levelling
1. Install the washing machine on a flat sturdy floor,
without resting it up against walls, cabinets etc.
2. Compensate for any unevenness by tightening or
loosening the adjustable front feet. The angle of
inclination, measured according to the worktop
must not exceed 2˚.
Levelling your appliance correctly will provide it with
stability and avoid any vibrations, noise and shifting
during operation. If it is placed on a fitted or loose
carpet, adjust the feet in such a way as to allow
enough room for ventilation beneath the washing
machine.
Water connection
Connecting the water inlet hose.
Remember that this is a cold-fill machine.
! Check that seal is in place
inside the hose end cap.
1. Use a crosshead screwdriver
to remove the plastic cover.
2. Unscrew the bolt using a
13mm spanner.
3. STOP when 3 threads can be
seen.
4. Hold, slide and pull to
remove.
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Before making the water connections to gas 3/4
thread, allow the water to run freely from the supply
tap until it is perfectly clear.
Screw the inlet end with the blue
cap onto the cold water supply
tap.
Turn the taps on and check for leaks:
tighten if necessary.
! Make sure there are no kinks or bends in the hose.
! The water pressure at the tap must be within the values
indicated in the Technical details table (next page).
! If the water inlet hose is not long enough, contact a
specialist store or an authorised serviceman.
! Always use new hoses.
! Check the water hose at least once a year, replace
any that are cracked as worn hoses could split under
water pressure.
Drainage connections
A
A. Connect the drain
hose, without kinking it,
to a draining duct or a
wall drain fixed at a
height between 65 and
100cm from the floor.
Dimensions
59.5cm wide
85cm high
60cm deep
Capacity
from 1 to 7kg
Electric
voltage 220/230 Volts 50Hz
connections maximum absorbed power 1700W
Water
maximum pressure 1 MPa (10 bar)
connections minimum pressure 0.05 MPa (0.5 bar)
drum capacity 53 litres
Spin Speed
up to 1400 rpm - AVXXL149
up to 1200 rpm - AVXXL129,
AVXXL127
up to 1000 rpm - AVXXL109,
AVXXL105
Control
programme 3
programmes temperature 60˚C
according to run with a load of 7kg
IEC456
directive
Care and
Maintenance
This appliance is compliant with the
following European Community
Directives:
- 72/23/CEE of 19/02/73
(Low Voltage) and subsequent amendments.
- 89/336/CEE of 03/05/89 (Electromagnetic
Compatibility) and subsequent amendments.
Troubleshooting
Service
! The washing machine should not be installed in an
outdoor environment, not even when the area is
sheltered, because it may be very dangerous to leave
it exposed to rain and thunderstorms.
! When the washing machine is installed, the mains
socket must be within easy reach and should be
connected to a suitable electrical supply.
! Do not use extensions or multiple sockets.
! The power supply cable must never be bent or
dangerously compressed.
! The power supply cable must only be replaced by
an authorised serviceman.
! The company denies all liability if and when these
norms are not respected.
AVXXL149, AVXXL129, AVXXL127
AVXXL109 and AVXXL105
Precautions and
advice
Before plugging the appliance into the mains socket,
make sure that:
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the socket is earthed and in compliance with the
applicable law.
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the socket is able to sustain the appliances
maximum power load indicated in the Technical
Details table (on the right).
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the supply voltage is included within the values
indicated in the Technical Details table (on the
right).
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the socket is compatible with the washing
machines plug. If this is not the case, replace the
socket or the plug.
Models
Detergent and
Laundry
Electrical connections
Technical Details
Starting and
Programmes
! We advise against the use of hose extensions. In
case of absolute need, the extension must have the
same diameter as the original hose and must not
exceed 150cm in length.
Once the appliance has been installed and before
you use it for the first time, run a wash cycle without
detergent and no laundry, setting the 90˚C
programme without a pre-wash cycle.
Description
B. Alternatively, place
it over the edge of a
basin, sink or tub,
fastening the hose
supplied to the tap.
The free end of the hose should not be under
water.
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The first wash cycle
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Washing Machine Description
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Control panel
Programme key
ON-OFF/DOOR LOCK
LED
FUNCTION
Buttons
FUNCTION
LEDs
Detergent dispenser
PROGRESS INDICATOR
LEDs
SPIN SPEED
Knob
START/RESET
Button
ON/OFF
LED
PROGRAMME
Knob
TEMPERATURE
Knob
ON/OFF
Button
Detergent dispenser:
To add detergent and fabric softener (see Detergents
and Laundry).
TEMPERATURE knob:
To set the temperature or the cold wash cycle (see
Starting and Programmes).
Programme key:
To consult a straightforward chart of the different
programmes available.
ON/OFF button / LED:
To turn the washing machine on and off.
PROGRESS INDICATOR LEDs:
To find out which wash cycle phase is under way.
The corresponding LED for the cycle in progress is
illuminated.
SPIN SPEED knob:
To set the spin speed or exclude the spin cycle
completely (see Starting and Programmes).
FUNCTION buttons / LEDs:
To select the functions available.
When a function is selected, the corresponding
LED is illuminated.
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START/RESET button:
To start the programme or cancel any incorrect
settings.
ON-OFF/DOOR LOCK LED:
To find out whether the washing machine is on and if
the appliance door can be opened.
PROGRAMME knob:
To select the wash programmes.
The retractable control knob: press the centre of the
knob for it to pop out. The knob stays still during the
cycle.
LEDs
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PROGRESS INDICATOR LEDs:
These light up to indicate the progress of the selected
programme. When the programme is started the light
corresponding to the first cycle is lit and as the
programme progresses, successive lights will come
on until the programme finishes.
ON-OFF/DOOR LOCK LED:
If this LED is on, the appliance door is locked to
prevent it from being opened accidentally; to avoid
any damage. Wait for the LED to flash before you
open the appliance door.
! The rapid flashing of the ON-OFF/DOOR LOCK LED
together with the flashing of at least one other LED
indicates there is an error. Call for Technical
Assistance.
Description
FUNCTION buttons / LEDs:
When a function is selected, the corresponding
LED is illuminated.
If the function selected is incompatible with the
programme set, the button will flash and the function
will not be enabled.
If you set a function that is incompatible with
another function you selected previously, only the last
one selected will be enabled.
Starting and
Programmes
Detergent and
Laundry
Precautions and
advice
Care and
maintenance
Troubleshooting
Service
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Starting and Programmes
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Briefly: starting a programme
1. Switch the washing machine on by pressing the
ON/OFFbutton , for at least 2 seconds. All the
LEDs will light up for a few seconds and the ONOFF / DOOR LOCK LED
will begin to flash, the
ON/OFF LED will remain lit.
2. Load your laundry into the washing machine and
shut the appliance door.
3. Set the PROGRAMME knob to the programme
required.
4. Set the wash temperature (see Personalisation).
5. Set the spin speed (see Personalisation).
6. Add the detergent and any fabric softener (see
Detergents and Laundry).
7. Start the programme by pressing the
START/RESET
button for at least 2 seconds.
8. When the programme is finished, the
ON-OFF / DOOR LOCK LED
will flash to indicate
that the appliance door can now be opened.
Take out your laundry and leave the appliance door
ajar to allow the drum to dry thoroughly. Turn the
washing machine off by pressing the ON/OFF
button , the ON/OFF LED will go out.
Programme table
Type of fabric and
degree of soil
Programmes
Wash
Temperature
Detergent
Cycle length
Description of washing cycle
(minutes)
Wash
Fabric
softener
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20
Cottons
Pre-wash only.
Prewash
1
Extremely soiled whites
(sheets, tablecloths, etc)
2
90˚
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150
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, intermediate
and final spin cycles.
Extremely soiled whites
(sheets, tablecloths, etc)
3
60˚
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140
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, intermediate
and final spin cycles.
4
60˚
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140
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, intermediate
and final spin cycles.
5
60˚
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60
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, intermediate
and final spin cycles.
6
40˚
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105
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, intermediate
and final spin cycles.
Heavily soiled fast
colours (baby linen, etc)
7
60˚
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70
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, anti-crease
or delicate spin cycle.
Fast colours (all types of
slightly soiled garments)
8
40˚
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65
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, anti-crease
or delicate spin cycle.
Wool
9
40˚
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45
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, and delicate
spin cycle.
Very delicate fabrics
(silk, viscose, etc)
10
30˚
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53
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, and delicate
spin cycle.
Slightly soiled whites and
delicate colours
(shirts, jumpers etc)
11
30˚
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30
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, intermediate
and final spin cycles.
Handwash
(handwash label)
12
25˚
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50
Wash cycle, rinse cycles and
delicate spin cycle.
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30
Rinse cycles and spin cycle.
Spin cycle
15
Draining and heavy duty spin cycle.
Delicate spin cycle
13
Draining and delicate spin cycle.
Draining
2
Heavily soiled whites
and fast colours
Slightly soiled whites
and fast colours
(shirts, jumpers, etc)
Heavily soiled whites
and non-fast colours
Synthetics
Delicate
PARTIAL PROGRAMMES
Rinse
Draining
Notes
For the anti-crease function: see Easy Iron (next page). The information contained in the table is purely indicative.
All cycle length times are approximate.
Special programmes
Daily 30' (programme 9 for Synthetics) is designed to wash lightly soiled garments in a short amount of time: it
only lasts 30 minutes and allows you to save on both time and energy. By setting this programme (9 at 30˚C),
you can wash different fabrics together (except for woollen and silk items), with a maximum load of 3kg.
We recommend the use of liquid detergent.
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Personalisation
Functions
Turn the TEMPERATURE knob to set the wash
temperature (see Programme table).
The temperature can be lowered, or even set to cold
wash
.
To enable a function:
1. press the button corresponding to the desired
function, according to the table below.
2. the function is enabled when the corresponding
LED is illuminated.
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Setting the temperature
Note: The rapid flashing of the button indicates that
the corresponding function cannot be selected for
the programme set.
Setting the spin speed
Description
Turn the SPIN SPEED knob to set the spin speed for
the programme selected.
The maximum spin speeds for each programme are
as follows:
Starting and
Programmes
Programmes Maximum spin speed
Cotton
1400rpm - Model AVXXL149
1200rpm - Model AVXXL129, AVXXL127
1000rpm - Model AVXXL109, AVXXL105
Synthetics 800rpm
Wool
600rpm
Silk
no
Effect
For washing a
smaller load.
Mini Load
Comments
Precautions and
advice
Function
Detergent and
Laundry
The spin speed can be lowered, or the spin cycle
can be excluded altogether by selecting symbol
.
The washing machine will automatically prevent you
from selecting a spin speed higher than the maximum
speed for each programme.
Enabled with
programmes
In addition to reducing actual washing time, this option will
reduce water and energy consumption by up to 50%.
2,4,5,7,8,13
Note: You can reduce the amount of detergent you use
with this wash.
Care and
maintenance
This option reduces
Reduces the amount of creases in the washing load at the
the wash action
end of the cycle, making clothes easier to iron.
and spin speed.
3,5,7,8,13
Easy Iron
Rinse Hold
Extra Rinse
2,3,4,6,7,8,
10,13
Saves up to a third
In addition to reducing actual washing time, this programme
on the programme
also reduces energy consumption.
time.
2,4,7,8
Adds one extra
rinse cycle.
2,3,4,5,6,7,
8,13
For large wash loads and items for people with sensitive
skin.
Service
Rapid
Troubleshooting
STOP
Clothes will be held
in the final rinse
Complete the final spin by pressing the Rinse Hold
water, until you are
button when the light is flashing.
ready to complete
the programme.
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Detergents and Laundry
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How much does your laundry weigh?
Detergent dispenser
! Do not put any items into the drawer, other than
detergents designed to be released from the drawer,
as they may cause damage or blockage.
1. Pre-wash detergent
compartment.
Maximum 200ml powder
or 100ml liquid
1
2
3
2. Main wash
detergent compartment.
Maximum 400ml powder
or 200ml liquid
3. Fabric conditioner
compartment.
Maximum 120ml
Dispensing powder detergent
To achieve the best wash results the maunfacturer’s
recommended amount of detergent should be measured
and added to the main detergent compartment.
Dispensing liquid detergent
We recommend the use of a detergent dosing ball, as
provided by your detergent manufacturer.
Adding fabric conditioner
Pour the recommended amount of fabric conditioner
into the compartment. Do not exceed the maximum fill
line.
Pre-wash (Programme 1)
When selecting programme 1 add detergent to both
the pre-wash and the main wash compartment.
! Do not use in drum dosing devices with pre-wash
programme 1.
Maximum load size
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Divide your laundry according to:
- the type of fabric/the symbol on the label.
- the colours: separate coloured garments from
whites.
Empty all pockets and check for loose buttons.
Do not exceed the weight limits stated below,
which refer to the weight when dry:
Sturdy fabrics: max 7kg
Synthetic fabrics: max 3kg
Delicate fabrics: max 2kg
Wool: max 1kg
! DO NOT overload the machine as this could result in
reduced performance.
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1
1
1
1
1
sheet 400-500g
pillow case 150-200g
tablecloth 400-500g
bathrobe 900-1200g
towel 150-250g
Woolmark platinum care
As gentle as a hand wash.
Ariston sets a new standard of superior
performance that has been endorsed by The
Woolmark Company with the prestigious
Woolmark Platinum Care brand.
Look for the Woolmark Platinum Care logo on the
Washing Machine to ensure you can safely and
effectively wash wool garments labelled as ‘hand
wash’ (M.00221):
Set programme 12 for all ‘Hand Wash’ garments,
using the appropriate detergent.
Wool: for best results, use a specific detergent, taking
care not to exceed a load of 1kg.
Precautions and advice
General safety
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Do not open the detergent dispenser while the
appliance is in operation.
Do not touch the drain water as it could reach very
high temperatures.
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Never force the washing machine door: this could
damage the safety lock mechanism designed to
prevent any accidental opening.
In the event of a malfunction, do not under any
circumstances touch internal parts in order to
attempt repairs.
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Always keep children well away from the
appliance while in operation.
The appliance door tends to get quite hot during
the wash cycle.
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Before loading your laundry into the washing
machine, make sure the drum is empty.
The pre-wash cycle is only necessary on
extremely soiled garments. Avoiding it will save
on detergent, time, water and between 5 and
15% energy.
Treating stains with a stain remover or leaving
them to soak before washing will cut down the
need to wash them at high temperatures.
A pro gramme at 60˚C instead of 90˚C or one at
40˚C instead of 60˚C will save up to 50% on
energy.
Use the correct quantity of detergent, depending
on the water hardness, how soiled the garments
are and the amount of laundry you have, to avoid
wastage and to protect the environment: despite
being biodegradable, detergents do contain
ingredients that alter the natural balance of the
environment. In addition, avoid using fabric
softener as much as possible.
If you use your washing machine between late in
the afternoon and the early hours of the morning,
you will help reduce the electricity board’s peak
load.
Troubleshooting
Should it have to be moved, proceed with the
help of two or three people and handle it with the
utmost care. Never try to do this alone, because
the appliance is very heavy.
To avoid wasting resources, the washing machine
should be used with a full load. A full load instead
of two half loads allows you to save up to 50% on
energy.
Care and
maintenance
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Precautions and
advice
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Saving on detergent, water, energy and time
Detergent and
Laundry
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Do not pull on the power supply cable to unplug
the appliance from the electricity socket. Pull the
plug out.
Environmentally-friendly technology
If you only see a little water through your appliance
door, this is because thanks to the latest Ariston
technology, your washing machine only needs less
than half the amount of water to get the best results:
an objective reached to respect the environment.
Starting and
Programmes
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Never touch the washing machine when barefoot
or with wet or damp hands or feet.
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Description
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This washing machine should only be used by
adults and in accordance with the instructions
provided in this manual.
Saving energy and respecting the
environment
Installation
! The washing machine was designed and built in
compliance with the applicable international safety
regulations. The following information is provided for
your safety and should consequently be read
carefully.
If your laundry has to be dried in a tumble dryer,
select a high spin speed. Having the least water
possible in your laundry will save you time and
energy in the drying process.
Disposal
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Service
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Disposing of the packaging material:
observe local regulations, so the packaging can
be re-used.
Disposing of an old washing machine:
before scrapping your appliance, cut the power
supply cable and remove the appliance door.
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Care and maintenance
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Switching off the electricity
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Turn off the water tap after every wash. This will
limit the wear of your appliances water system
and also prevent leaks.
Unplug your appliance when cleaning it and
during all maintenance operations.
Caring for your appliance door and
drum
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Always leave the appliance door ajar to prevent
unpleasant odours from forming.
Checking the water inlet hose
Cleaning
Cleaning the exterior
Use a damp cloth or silicon polish to clean the exterior
surfaces of the appliance.
Check the water inlet hose at least once a year. If you
see any cracks, replace it immediately: during the
wash cycles, high water pressure could cause a
cracked hose to split open.
! Never use hoses that have already been used.
Cleaning the door bowl
Clean the internal surface of the door bowl regularly
with a soft cloth. A build up of soap powder and water
hardness residue may result in water leaking from the
door.
Cleaning the dispenser drawer and compartments
It is advisable to clean the dispenser drawer regularly.
! Do not try to clean any part of the dispenser drawer
while the machine is running.
1. Pull out the drawer until it reaches its stop.
2. Press the drawer release button
to remoce the dispenser drawer
(see figure).
3. Clean and dry the dispenser
drawer, syphons, grate and
fabric conditioner exit channel
(A). Also regularly clean the outlet
pipe area (B).
A
B
4. Relocate the dispenser drawer and push it firmly
back into place.
! Do not clean any part of the machine with abrasive
cleaners, scouring agents, acids, any bleach or metal
polish as they may cause damage.
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Fuses
Your appliance comes fitted with a plug and a 13 amp
(13A) fuse. If you need to replace the fuse, use only
those rated at 13 amp (13A) and ASTA approved to
BS1362. To change the fuse, insert the fuse and push
the fuse holder down into the locked position. Correct
replacement is identified by colour coding or the
marking on base of the plug.
! DO NOT use the plug unless the fuse holder is in the
locked position and the top cover firmly replaced.
Troubleshooting
One day your washing machine seems not to be working. Before you call your Service Centre (see Service), go
through the following troubleshooting suggestions:
Problem:
The wash cycle won’t start?
Possible causes / Solution:
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The washing machine fails to
fill with water?
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The washing machine
continuously fills with water
and drains?
The drain hose is not fitted between 65 and 100cm from the floor (see
Installation).
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The free end of the hose is underwater (see Installation).
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The wall drainage system doesn’t have a breather pipe.
If the problem persists even after these checks, turn off the water tap,
switch the appliance off and call for assistance. If the dwelling is on one of
the upper floors of a building, there may be drain trap problems
causing the washing machine to load and unload water continuously. In
order to avoid such an inconvenience, special anti-drain trap valves are
available in shops.
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There is too much foam?
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The water inlet hose is not screwed on correctly (see Installation).
The detergent dispenser is obstructed, clean it (see Care and
maintenance).
The drain hose is not secured properly (see Installation).
Call for assistance because this means there is an error.
Service
The ON-OFF/DOOR LOCKED
LED
flashes rapidly at the
same time as at least one
other LED?
The transit fixings were not removed correctly (see Installation).
The washing machine is not level (see Installation).
The washing machine is closed in, between furniture cabinets and the
wall (see Installation).
Troubleshooting
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If the machine was unable to balance the load it will use a slow spin
rather than risk machine damage; the clothes might appear wetter
than expected.
The Rinse Hold option is enabled: to complete the programme, press
the Rinse Hold button (see Starting and Programmes).
The drain hose is bent (see Installation).
The drain duct is clogged.
Care and
maintenacnce
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Precautions and
advice
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The washing machine leaks?
The water inlet hose is not connected to the tap.
The hose is kinked.
The water tap is not turned on.
There is a water shortage.
The water pressure is insufficient.
The START/RESET button has not been pressed, for at least 2 seconds.
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The washing machine vibrates
too much during the spin
cycle?
appliance door is not shut properly.
ON/OFF button
has not been pressed, for at least 2 seconds.
START/RESET button has not been pressed, for at least 2 seconds.
water tap is not turned on.
Detergents and
Laundry
The washing machine does
not drain or spin?
The
The
The
The
Starting and
Programmes
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The appliance is not fully plugged into the socket.
There has been a power failure.
Description
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Installation
The washing machine won’t
start?
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The detergent is not suitable for machine washing (it should bear the
definition “for washing machines” or “hand and machine wash”, etc.)
You used too much detergent.
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Service
195045586.00
07/2004 - SIMLEX . Four Ashes, Wolverhampton
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Before calling the Service Centre:
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Use the troubleshooting guide to see if you can
solve the problem yourself (see Troubleshooting).
If not, turn off the dryer and call the Service Centre
closest to you.
What to tell the Service Centre:
name, address and post code.
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telephone number.
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the type of problem.
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the date of purchase.
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the appliance model (Mod.).
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the serial number (S/N).
This information can be found on the data label inside
the door of the machine.
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Spare Parts
This dryer is a complex machine. Repairing it yourself
or having a non-authorised person try to repair it could
cause harm to one or more persons, could damage
the machine and could invalidate the spare parts
warranty.
Call an authorised technician if you experience problems
while using the machine.
The spare parts have been designed exclusively for
this appliance and not for other uses.