Electrolux 14500 VI Washer User Manual

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LAVAMAT 14500 VI
The environmentally friendly washing-machine
Instruction booklet
LAVAMAT
1400
ON / OFF
PREWASH
900
WASH
WASH
TIME
700
RINSES
500
RINSE HOLD
NO
SPIN
DRAIN
SPIN
SPEED
PREWASH
STAIN
QUICK
RINSE
HOLD
EXTRA
RINSE
DELAY
START
START
PAUSE
SPIN
CLEAN
FILTER
END
RESET
COTTON
MINIPROGRAMME
95
SPIN
E
60
DRAIN
50
SOFTENERS
40
RINSES
30
SOAK
COLD
COLD
30
60
WOOLLENS 40
30
40
40
40
50
EASYCARES
EASY TO IRON
AUS ERFAHRUNG GUT
DELICATES
COLD
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Dear customer,
Please read these operating instructions carefully and pay particular
attention to the safety notes indicated in the first pages. We recommend that you keep this instruction booklet for future reference and
pass it on to any future owners.
The warning triangle and/or the key words (Warning!, Caution!) emphasize information that is particularly important for your safety or correct
functioning of the appliance.
This symbol guides you, step by step, in the operation of the appliance.
The information marked with this symbol provides additional instructions and practical tips on the use of the appliance.
Tips and information about economical and ecological use of the
machine are marked with the clover symbol.
If you require assistance or advice on your appliance, please contact our
customer care department by letter or telephone:
Customer Care Department
AEG Domestic Appliances
55-77 High Street
Slough
Berkshire SL1 1DZ
Tel: 08705 350350*
* calls to this number may be recorded for training
purposes.
Important
Your machine is fitted with a balance control device, which ensures the machine is stable during the spin.
If the wash load appears not to have been spun sufficiently at the end of the
wash cycle, because it is not evenly distributed in the drum, the balance control device may have operated. It will therefore be necessary to redistribute
the wash load manually and select a spin programme. For more detailed information see the section headed "Something Not Working".
Printed on recycled paper.
People who think ecologically, act accordingly....
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Contents
Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Tips for environmental protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Main features of your washing machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Description of the appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Programme selector dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
ON/OFF button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
MAINS-ON light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
START/PAUSE button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
DELAY START button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13
Programme Option buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
SPIN SPEED and NO SPIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
PREWASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
STAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
QUICK WASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
RINSE HOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
EXTRA RINSE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Programme progress display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Cancelling/Altering a programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Opening the door after the programme has started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Before the first wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Preparing the wash cycle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Sorting out and preparing the laundry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Weight of laundry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Types of fabric and care labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-20
Detergents and additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-22
Which detergent? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
And in which form?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Fabric conditioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
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Contents
How to wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Max. load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Load the laundry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Add detergent and additive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Switching the machine on . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Selection of the desired wash programme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Selection of the SPIN SPEED or NO SPIN option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Selection of the STAIN, PREWASH or QUICK WASH option. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Selection of the RINSE HOLD and/or EXTRA RINSE option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Selection of the DELAY START option. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Starting the programme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
At the end of the programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Programme charts: wash and special programmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27
Cleaning and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
After each wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Maintenance wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Periodical cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29
Door seal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Drain filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Water inlet filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-30
Emergency emptying out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Frost precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Something not working? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-34
Unsatisfactory washing results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Service and Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-38
Standard Guarantee Conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
European Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
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Contents
Instructions for installation and electrical connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Safety instructions for the installer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Dimensions of the appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Front view and side view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-44
Positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Levelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Water inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Water drainage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-46
Electrical connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Permanent connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Building-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-51
Preparation and assembly of the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-50
Recommendations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-51
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Safety instructions
Your safety is of paramount importance, please ensure you read this
instruction book before installing or using this appliance.
General safety
• Repairs to the machine must be carried out only by qualified personnel. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons could cause injury or
serious malfunctioning. Contact your local AEG Service Force Centre.
• Never start the machine if the mains cable is damaged or the control
panel is damaged allowing inner components to be accessible.
• Unplug the appliance before carrying out any cleaning or maintenance operations.
• Never pull the mains cable to remove the plug from the socket;
always take hold of the plug itself.
• During high temperature wash programmes, the door glass may get
hot.
• Let the water cool down before carrying out emergency emptying or
before opening the door in an emergency.
Installation
• Follow the installation instructions carefully.
• Carry out a first wash without laundry (COTTON 60, with half the
amount of detergent) in order to remove any manufacturing residue
from the tub and the drum.
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Safety instructions
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 appliance.
• Pets and children have been known to climb into washing machines.
Please check the drum before use.
• Keep all packaging well away from children.
• Keep all detergents in a safe place out of children’s reach.
• When disposing of the appliance, cut off the mains cable, and destroy
the plug. Disable the door catch to prevent young children being
trapped inside.
During use
• Always unplug the appliance and turn off the water tap after use.
• This appliance is designed for domestic use only. If the machine is
used for any other purposes or is not used correctly, the manufacturer accepts no responsibility for any possible damage that might occur.
• For safety reasons, the appliance must not be modified.
• Use only detergents suitable for washing machines and follow the
manufacturer’s instructions.
• Garments which have been in contact with flammable solvents
should not be machine washed.
• Dyes and bleaching agents may only be used if specifically permitted
by the manufacturer of these products. We cannot be held liable for
any damage.
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Disposal
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.
Machine
Use authorised disposal sites for your old appliance. Help to keep your
country tidy!
Tips for environmental protection
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!).
• Use the energy saving programme when washing normally soiled garments.
• The machine works more economically if it is fully loaded.
• When small loads are washed, use only half to two thirds of the recommended amount of detergent.
• With adequate pre-treatment, stains and limited soiling can be
removed; the laundry can then be washed at a lower temperature.
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Main features of your washing machine
• Programme and temperature setting using the programme selector.
• Stain programme for effectively treating stained washing.
• Energy saving programme for normally soiled cotton items.
• Speed for the final spin can be reduced to 900, 700 or 500 rpm.
• RINSE HOLD: the laundry is left immersed in the final rinse water to
prevent creasing.
• Delay start: programme start can be delayed by 1 to 24 hours (e.g. to
times with a more economical power rate).
• Programme progress display showing the programme steps selected
and the programme phase which is running.
• Because of its gentle washing action, the special wool cycle washes
your garments with extreme care.
• 3-compartment drawer for detergent and fabric softener.
• Unbalance detection device: to prevent vibration during spinning.
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Description of the appliance
Front view
Detergent drawer
Control panel
LAVAMAT
1400
ON / OFF
PREWASH
900
WASH
WASH
TIME
700
RINSES
500
RINSE HOLD
NO
SPIN
DRAIN
SPIN
SPEED
PREWASH
STAIN
QUICK
RINSE
HOLD
EXTRA
RINSE
DELAY
START
START
PAUSE
SPIN
CLEAN
FILTER
END
RESET
COTTON
MINIPROGRAMME
95
SPIN
E
60
DRAIN
50
SOFTENERS
40
RINSES
30
SOAK
COLD
COLD
30
60
WOOLLENS 40
30
40
40
40
50
EASYCARES
EASY TO IRON
DELICATES
COLD
Door handle
Drain filter
Adjustable feet
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Description of the appliance
Control panel
1400
ON / OFF
PREWASH
900
WASH
WASH
TIME
700
RINSE
500
RINSE HOLD
NO
SPIN
SPIN
SPEED
PREWASH
DRAIN
STAIN
QUICK
RINSE
HOLD
EXTRA
RINSE
DELAY
START
START
PAUSE
SPIN
CLEAN
FILTER
END
RESET
COTTON
MINIPROGRAMME
95
SPIN
E
60
DRAIN
50
SOFTENERS
40
RINSES
30
SOAK
COLD
COLD
30
WOOLLENS 40
60
30
40
40
40
50
EASYCARES
EASY TO IRON
DELICATES
A B
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
=
C
DE F
G
COLD
H
Mains-on light
ON/OFF button
Option buttons
Display
Delay start button
START/PAUSE button
Programme progress display
Programme selector dial
Programme selector dial
The programme selector determines the type of washing cycle (e.g. water
level, drum movement, number of rinses) and the washing temperature
RESET
according to the type of laundry.
COTTON
MINIPROGRAMME
95
The selector dial is divided into 6 secSPIN
E
DRAIN
60
tions:
50
SOFTENERS
• Cotton
40
RINSES
SOAK
30
• Easy-cares
COLD
COLD
• Delicates
30
60
EASYWOOLLENS 40
CARES
50
• Woollens
(hand washing)
40
30
40
40
EASY TO IRON
• Special programmes
DELICATES
COLD
• Reset programme
The selector dial can be turned either clockwise or anticlockwise.
Position E corresponds to the ENERGY SAVING programme at approx.
67°C for normally soiled laundry, extended washing time (cannot be
combined with QUICK WASH).
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Description of the appliance
Position 40°C Easy to iron.
In this position the laundry is gently washed and spun to avoid any
creasing. In this way ironing is easier.
Position COLD = cold wash
ON/OFF button
Press this button to switch the machine on. Press it again to switch the
machine off.
Mains-on light
This light comes on when the ON/OFF button is pressed, and goes out
when it is pressed again.
START/PAUSE button
This button has three functions:
a) Start
After having selected the required programme, press this button to start
the machine. If you have selected the DELAY START option, the machine
starts its hourly countdown.
b) Pause
To interrupt a programme which is running, press the START/PAUSE
button: the corresponding pilot light starts to flash.
To restart the programme from the point at which it was interrupted,
press the START/PAUSE button again.
c) Empty out water
At the end of a programme which ends with water in the drum (RINSE
HOLD option), or after the “soak” programme, press the START/PAUSE
button to empty out the water: after the soak programme, the machine
will empty only; after the programmes with RINSE HOLD option, the
machine will empty and spin.
DELAY START button
The wash programme can be delayed from 1 hour up to a maximum of
24 hours.
The button must be pressed after selecting the programme and
before pressing the START/PAUSE button.
The figures indicating the delay appear for about 3 seconds in the display. The duration of the selected wash programme is then displayed.
After depressing the START/PAUSE button, the machine starts its hourly
countdown.
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Description of the appliance
To alter or cancel the preset delay, press the START/PAUSE button, then
press the DELAY START button until the required time is displayed or, if
you wish to cancel the delay, until the symbol 0 h is displayed.
Then press the START/PAUSE button again.
When the delay is cancelled, the display shows the duration of the wash
programme previously selected.
Programme Option buttons
Depending on the programme, different functions can be combined.
These must be selected after choosing the desired programme and
before depressing the START/PAUSE button.
When these buttons are pressed, the corresponding pilot lights come on.
When they are pressed again, the pilot lights go out.
If an incorrect option is selected, the pilot lights flash for about 2 seconds
and the message Err is displayed.
SPIN SPEED
Press this button to reduce the maximum speed of the final speed proposed
by the machine for the selected programme.
The maximum spin speed for cotton is 1400 rpm, for easy-cares and
woollens 900 rpm and for delicates 700 rpm.
NO SPIN
When selecting this option, all the spinning phases are cancelled. To be
used for very delicate items.
This function cannot be used for cottons.
PREWASH
The machine performs a prewash cycle at 30°C max. The prewash cycle
ends with a short spin in programmes for Cotton and Easy-cares, and
with emptying of the water without spinning for Delicates.
This option is not available with the wool programme and cannot be
used with STAIN.
For use when washing heavily soiled laundry.
STAIN
To treat heavily soiled or stained laundry with stain remover (extended
main wash with time optimised stain action phase, not selectable for
wool or programmes with temperatures lower than 40°C).
This function cannot be used with QUICK WASH and PREWASH.
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Description of the appliance
QUICK WASH
By pressing this button the washing time is reduced. For use when
washing lightly soiled laundry.
This option is not available with the wool and economy programme and
cannot be used with STAIN.
RINSE HOLD
By selecting this option, the last rinse water is not emptied out, to
prevent the fabrics from creasing. When the programme has finished,
the corresponding pilot light on the programme progress display illuminates to indicate that the water must be emptied out. The light of
START/PAUSE button flashes.
To empty out water:
• press the START/PAUSE button: after emptying, the machine performs
the spin cycle required for the type of wash selected;
• select the spin speed and press START/PAUSE-button;
• select the DRAIN programme to empty out the water without spinning.
Warning! The programme selector dial must be turned first to RESET
and then to the DRAIN programme.
If the water is not emptied out, the machine automatically empties
itself after 18 hours.
EXTRA RINSE
Can be used with all programmes except the wool programme. The
machine performs 4 rinses instead of 3.
This option is recommended for people who are allergic to detergents
and in areas where the water is very soft.
Important!
By depressing simultaneously START/PAUSE and EXTRA RINSE buttons
the acoustic signal is suppressed in the following cases:
• by selecting the programme and the options;
• at the end of the programme;
• when an incorrect option selection is made.
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Description of the appliance
Display
The display shows the following information:
• If the programme selector dial is on the RESET position, three flashing
dashes appear immediately after pressing the ON/OFF button to indicate
that the machine is ready to be selected for the required wash programme.
• Duration of the selected wash programme, calculated automatically
on the basis of the maximum recommended load for each type of fabric.
• When the programme has finished, a flashing zero is displayed.
• Delayed start, programmed using the special button.
The selected delay is shown in the display and is updated every hour.
• Incorrect option selection. If an option which is not compatible with
the set wash programme is selected, the message Err is displayed.
• Alarm code indicating a fault in the machine operation (see pages
31...34).
Programme progress display
By selecting the wash programme, the pilot lights corresponding to the
PREWASH
various phases making up the programme come on.
WASH
After the machine has started, only the running phase
RINSE
pilot light stays on. When the programme has finished,
RINSE HOLD
the END pilot light comes on.
DRAIN
SPIN
If the CLEAN FILTER light flashes at the end of the proCLEAN
FILTER
gramme this means that the drain filter is clogged.
END
The END pilot light flashes in the event of operating problems. At the same time one of the following lights starts to flash:
RINSE HOLD = the machine does not fill
RINSE
= the machine does not empty
WASH
= the door has not been closed
To eliminate the problem, see the “Something not working” section.
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Description of the appliance
Cancelling/Altering a programme
To cancel or alter a programme which is running, turn the programme
selector dial to the RESET position: three flashing dashes will be displayed, the programme is cancelled. The machine will maintain the
water in the tub. To drain water, select DRAIN programme. If you wish
to select another programme maintaining the water in the tub, after
cancelling the previously selected programme select a new one and
then start it by pressing START/PAUSE button.
Opening the door after the programme has started
You can open the door, after having set the machine to PAUSE, provided the following conditions exist:
• the machine is not in the heating phase beyond 55°C;
• the level of the water is not high;
• the drum is not turning.
If these requirements are met, when you pause the machine the door
can be opened.
Should it not be possible to open the door, and should it be absolutely
necessary to do so, switch the machine off by pressing the ON/OFF button.
After approximately 3 minutes, you can open the door.
Pay attention to the level and temperature of the water in the
machine!
When you close the door and press the ON/OFF button again, the
machine will resume the programme from the point where it had been
interrupted.
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Description of the appliance
Detergent dispenser drawer
Programme chart
Compartment for prewash or soak detergent and stain remover. The prewash
or soak detergent is added at the beginning of the wash programme. The
stain remover is added during the STAIN-Action phase in the main wash.
Compartment for powder or liquid detergent used for main wash.
It is emptied at the beginning of the wash cycle.
Compartment for liquid additives (fabric softener, starch).
It is emptied during the last rinse.
The quantity of additives must not exceed the “MAX” mark in the
drawer.
Before the first wash
Before your first wash, we recommend that you run a cotton cycle at
60°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.
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Preparing the wash cycle
Sorting out and preparing the laundry
• Sort out the laundry according to type of fabrics and care labels (see
“Types of fabric and care labels”).
• Empty pockets.
• Remove any metal parts (safety pins, clips, etc.).
• To prevent the laundry from getting damaged and forming bundles,
it is advisable to close zips, button up pillowcases and quilt covers and
tie up loose straps such as those of aprons.
• Turn double faced items inside out (sleeping bags, anoraks, etc.)
• Turn coloured knitted fabrics, woollens and fabrics with trim inside
out.
• Wash small and delicate items (baby socks, tights) inside a laundry net
or in a pillow case closed with a zip, or in larger socks.
• Treat curtains with special care. Remove all metal or plastic hooks or
put them in a net or a bag. We decline any responsibility in case of
damage.
• Whites and coloureds must be washed separately: white items can
loose their whiteness.
• New coloured fabrics often have excess dyes; it is advisable to wash
them separately for the first time.
• Wash small and large items together; this improves the washing result
and the laundry is better distributed during spinning.
• Shake out garments before putting them into the machine.
• Insert each garment separately.
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Preparing the wash cycle
Weight of laundry
Sort of laundry
Approximate
dry weights
Bathrobes
1200 g
Work shirts
300-600 g
Quilt covers
700 g
Sheets
500 g
Blouses
100 g
Hand towels
200 g
Tea towels
100 g
Shirts
200 g
Pillowcases
200 g
Night-gowns/Pyjamas
200-250 g
Tablecloths
200-300 g
Underwear
250 g
Types of fabric and care labels
The labels on garments help you to select the most suitable wash programme. The laundry should be sorted out according to the type of fabric and the instructions indicated on care labels.
Temperatures indicated on labels are always maximum temperatures.
Cotton 95
Linen and cottons marked with this symbol can be washed at high temperatures.
Cotton 60
Linen and cottons marked with this symbol are colourfast and can be
washed at 60°C.
Cotton 40 30
Garments marked with these symbols have delicate colours, therefore
the washing temperature must not exceed these values.
Synthetics (Easy-cares) 40 60
Mixed and synthetic fabrics marked with these symbols require a gentle
wash programme and they must therefore be washed using the specific
programme.
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Preparing the wash cycle
Delicates 40 30
Microfibres, synthetics or curtains marked with these symbols require a
very gentle treatment.
The DELICATES programme is suitable for this type of fabric.
40
30
Woollens and particularly delicate items
Fabrics such as wool, wool mix or silk marked with this symbol are particularly sensitive to machine washing.
The WOOLLENS programme is suitable for this type of fabric.
If the label has the symbol
(do not wash), the garments must not
be machine washed!
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Preparing the wash cycle
Detergents and additives
Which detergent?....
To ensure you obtain the best wash results from your appliance, it is
important to use the right detergent in your everyday wash, and only
detergents recommended for use in automatic machines.
To maintain the appearance of your clothes and household textiles and
to make them last longer you should use different types of detergent
for different washes, whether for whites, colours or delicates.
WHITES
We recommend the Ariel product range which is
biological and designed to provide excellent cleaning and stain removal even at low temperatures.
NON BIOLOGICAL
If you prefer to use a non biological detergent, which
does not contain enzymes we recommend Fairy. Fairy
provides good cleaning and stain removal.
COLOUREDS
For coloured items you should use a detergent which is
designed to clean while maintaining the original colour.
Ariel Color does not contain bleach and therefore helps
to preserve colours.
DELICATE ITEMS
When washing delicates such as woollens, you
should use a product which is specially designed to
care for fine fabrics. Dreft Automatic is suitable for
woollens and other delicates.
LAUNDRY BLEACH
For additional stain removal you may wish to use a
product such as Ace Gentle Bleach which is used in
addition to your chosen detergent. Ace is suitable for all
washable fabrics including silks, woollens and coloureds.
STAIN REMOVER
For heavily soiled garments to be washed with STAINAction, you should use stain removers such as VANISH
In-Wash, Ecover Stain Salt and GloWhite Booster.
NEW
TOUGHER ON
STAINS
IN-WASH
STAIN REMOVER
FOR WHITES AND COLOURS
JUST ADD TO DETERGENT
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Preparing the wash cycle
And in which form?
Not only are there different types of detergent, but they are also available
in different forms. Whether you chose a powder or liquid in traditional or
compact form is your own personal choice.
TRADITIONAL POWDERS
Pour the powder directly into the dispenser drawer. Do not sprinkle
powder onto clothes in the machine drum.
TRADITIONAL LIQUIDS
Liquid can be placed in the main wash compartment of the detergent
drawer marked with the symbol
, start the machine immediately
upon placing the detergent in the dispenser drawer.
Alternatively the detergent is measured into the specially designed dosing
device* which should be placed on top of the laundry, and at the back of
the machine drum.
COMPACT POWDERS AND LIQUIDS
Compact detergents (or concentrates as they are also known) are available
in liquid or powder form, and generally require a smaller dosage. Follow the
manufacturer’s instructions to ensure the most economical usage. Pour the
detergent directly into the dispenser drawer, or alternatively measure the
detergent into the specially designed dosing device* which should be
placed on top of the laundry, and at the back of the machine drum.
* If you use a dosing device in a washer dryer, please ensure the dosing
device/ball is removed before carrying out a drying programme.
FABRIC CONDITIONERS
These are ideal for improving “softness”, and also reduce static cling on
easy-cares and make ironing easier. They are available in two types:
• For example Lenor liquid fabric softener, for use in the
washing machine/washer dryer. The liquid fabric
softener should be poured into the compartment
marked with the symbol . Follow the manufacturer’s dosage instructions and never exceed the MAX
level.
• Bounce conditioning sheets for use in a tumble dryer. We recommend the conditioning sheets are
pinned (using a safety pin) to an article of laundry
and placed in the tumble dryer.
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How to wash
Max. load
- cottons
- easy cares and delicates
- wool
4.5 kg
2 .kg
1 .kg
Load the laundry
Open the door.
Place the laundry in the drum, one item at a time. Distribute laundry as
evenly as possible. Close the door.
Add detergent and additive
Pull the drawer
out till it stops.
Pour the main
wash detergent
into compartment .
If you wish to
perform a prewash, a SOAK or
a STAIN-Action programme, pour detergent or stain remover into compartment .
Important!
Do not use normal detergent for the STAIN-Action programme,
always use a STAIN remover.
Pour the fabric softener into compartment
“MAX” mark.
Close the drawer gently, pushing it fully in.
Switching the machine on
without exceeding the
ON / OFF
To switch the machine on, press the
ON/OFF button: if the programme selector dial is on the RESET position, three
flashing dashes will be displayed. If the
programme selector dial is positioned on
a wash programme, the duration of that
programme will be displayed.
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How to wash
Selection of the desired wash programme
Turn the programme selector dial
to the desired position: the lights
corresponding to the different
phases making up the selected
programme light up.
The display shows the duration of
the programme.
PREWASH
WASH
RINSE
RINSE HOLD
DRAIN
SPIN
CLEAN
FILTER
END
RESET
COTTON
MINIPROGRAMME
95
SPIN
E
60
DRAIN
50
SOFTENERS
40
RINSES
30
SOAK
COLD
COLD
30
60
WOOLLENS 40
30
40
40
40
50
EASYCARES
EASY TO IRON
DELICATES
COLD
1400
Selection of the SPIN SPEED or NO SPIN option
900
700
To select the desired spin speed, press the SPIN SPEED
button: the corresponding light comes on. When selecting
the NO SPIN option all the spinning phases are
suppressed.
500
NO
SPIN
SPIN
SPEED
Selection of the STAIN, PREWASH or QUICK WASH option,
depending on the degree of soil of the laundry and on the
type of fabric.
The corresponding light comes on.
PREWASH
STAIN
QUICK
Selection of the RINSE HOLD and/or EXTRA RINSE option
The corresponding light(s) come(s) on.
RINSE
HOLD
EXTRA
RINSE
Selection of the DELAY START option
To delay starting of a programme, press the DELAY
START button before starting the machine. The figures corresponding to the selected delay will be displayed for about 3 seconds, after which the duration
of the selected programme will appear on the display.
When the START/PAUSE button is pressed, the selected
delay will again appear on the display and the
machine starts its countdown.
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DELAY
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How to wash
Starting the programme
To start the selected programme, press the START/PAUSE
START
button; the corresponding light stops flashing.
PAUSE
The pilot light corresponding to the wash phase which is
running is illuminated.
If the delay start option has been selected, the
machine starts its countdown, in hours, which will appear on the display. During this period it is possible to load other laundry: press the
START/ PAUSE button. Open the door. Load the laundry. Close the door
and press the START/ PAUSE button again.
At the end of the programme
The machine stops automatically and a flashing zero is displayed.
The END pilot light stays on.
If the RINSE HOLD option has been selected, the corresponding pilot
light on the programme progress display remains lit to indicate that
the water must be emptied out before opening the door.
The pilot light of the START/PAUSE button flashes and a zero is displayed.
At the end of the programme (after draining), a flashing zero is displayed.
Turn the programme selector dial to RESET.
Switch the machine off by pressing the ON/OFF button.
Remove the laundry from the drum.
Check that the drum is empty so as to avoid a subsequent wash being
damaged by any forgotten items.
Close the water tap.
Leave the door open to prevent the formation of mildew and unpleasant smells.
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Programme chart
Wash programmes
Wash
Temp.
programme
Fabrics
Additional
functions
Consumption*
Max.
Energy
Water Duration
load
kWh
lt.
min.
Cotton and linen,
for example normally soiled work
White
95°-60°
garments, sheets,
Cotton
household linen,
underwear, towels.
STAIN
QUICK
PREWASH
EXTRA RINSE
RINSE HOLD
SPIN SPEED
4.5 kg
1.7
43
156
Cotton and linen, for
example normally to
lightly soiled sheets
and household linen.
STAIN
PREWASH
EXTRA RINSE
RINSE HOLD
SPIN SPEED
4.5 kg 1.15
40
145
60°-50° Coloured cotton or
Coloured
40°-30° linen fabric, shirts,
cottons
COLD underwear, towels.
STAIN
QUICK
PREWASH
EXTRA RINSE
RINSE HOLD
SPIN SPEED
4.5 kg 0.85
40
137
Synthetic fabrics,
60°-50° underwear,
Easy-cares 40° coloured garments,
COLD non-shrink shirts,
blouses.
STAIN
QUICK
PREWASH
EXTRA RINSE
RINSE HOLD
SPIN SPEED
NO SPIN
2 kg
0.75
57
97
STAIN
QUICK
Delicate fabrics, for PREWASH
EXTRA RINSE
Delicates 40°-30°
example curtains. RINSE HOLD
SPIN SPEED
NO SPIN
2 kg
0.5
55
67
Woollens
Wool, wool mixture, RINSE HOLD
hand wash 40°-30° silk and fabrics to SPIN SPEED
COLD
NO SPIN
be handwashed.
1 kg
0.4
50
57
E
Whites
ECONOMY
67°
In compliance with EC directive 92/75, the consumption figures indicated on the
energy label refer to the 60°C wash programme for cotton.
* The consumption data shown on this chart is to be used as a guide only, as it
may vary depending on the quantity and type of laundry, on the inlet water temperature and on the ambient temperature. It refers to the highest temperature
for each wash programme.
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Programme chart
Special programmes
Programme
Type of
laundry
Programme phases
Soak
Heavily
soiled fabrics, except
wool.
Soak at 30°C.
Stop with water in
drum.
To empty: press the
START/PAUSE button.
The machine automatically empties
itself after 18 hours.
Rinses
This programme can
3 rinses with liquid
be used for
additive.
rinsing hand
Spin.
washed garments.
Hand
washed gar- 1 rinse with liquid
Softeners ments to be additive.
starched or Spin.
softened.
Drain
For emptying
out the last
rinse water in
The water is empprogrammes
tied out.
with the
Rinse Hold
option.
Spin
Separate
spin for all
fabrics.
Lightly
Minipro- soiled fabgramme rics except
wool
Reset
Cancel.
Consumption*
Additional Max.
Energy
Water Duration
functions load
kWh
lt.
min.
4.5 kg 0.25
19
20
EXTRA
RINSE
RINSE
HOLD
SPIN
SPEED
4.5 kg 0.12
30
48
RINSE
HOLD
SPIN
SPEED
4.5 kg
/
15
21
/
/
/
3
4.5 kg
/
/
10
2 kg
0.25
40
30
Spin.
Wash at 30°C
2 rinses
Short spin.
(700 rpm max)
For cancelling the
wash programme
which is running.
RINSE
HOLD
SPIN
SPEED
* The consumption data shown on this chart is to be used as a guide only, as
it may vary depending on the quantity and type of laundry, on the inlet
water temperature and on the ambient temperature.
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Cleaning and maintenance
After each wash
At the end of the wash programme, pull the dispenser drawer out a little to let it dry.
Leave the door ajar to allow air to circulate.
If the machine is not used for a prolonged period:
Close the water tap and unplug the appliance.
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 (such as Ariel
Futur).
Periodical cleaning
Exterior
Clean the outside of the cabinet with soap and water only. Rinse with
clean water and dry.
Important: do not use methylated spirits, solvents or similar products
to clean the cabinet.
Detergent dispenser drawer
After a while, detergents and fabric softeners leave deposits in the
drawer.
Clean the drawer,
from time to
time, by rinsing it
under a running
tap. To remove
the drawer from
the machine,
press the button
in the rear left-hand corner.
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Cleaning and maintenance
To facilitate cleaning, the top part of the additive compartment can be
removed.
Detergent can also accumulate inside the
drawer recess: clean it with an old toothbrush.
Refit the drawer after cleaning.
Door seal
Regularly check to see, if there are deposits or
foreign objects in the rubber seal behind the
door and remove them.
Drain filter
The drain filter collects threads and small objects inadvertently left in
the laundry. Check regularly that the filter is clean.
Place a container
under the filter
and unscrew it;
some water will
come out of the
filter.
Pull out the filter.
Clean the filter
under a running
tap, then refit it, screwing it fully in.
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.
Turn off the water tap.
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Cleaning and maintenance
Unscrew the hose from the tap. To do this you must press the yellow
button on the hose first.
Clean the filter with a stiff brush.
Screw the hose back onto the tap.
Emergency emptying out
If the water is not discharged (pump is blocked, filter or drain pipe are
clogged), proceed as follows to empty out the machine:
• pull out the plug from the power socket;
• close the water tap;
• if necessary, wait until the water has cooled;
• place a bowl on the floor;
• put the drain hose end into the bowl and let the water out.
Should it not be possible to have access to the drain hose because, for
example the appliance is built in the kitchen furniture, slightly loosen
the drain filter after placing a bowl on the floor to let the water come
out slowly.
At the end screw the filter again.
Frost precautions
If the machine is installed in a place where the temperature could drop
below 0°C, proceed as follows:
• Close the water tap and unscrew the water inlet hose from the tap.
• Place the end of the drain hose and the inlet hose in a bowl placed
on the floor.
• Select the “DRAIN” programme and run it until the machine stops.
• Turn the programme selector dial to RESET.
• Remove the plug from the power socket.
• Screw the water inlet hose back on and put the drain hose back in its
place.
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.
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Something not working?
If during the spin cycle the machine makes an unusual
whistling noise, different from the noise made by traditional washing machines, this is due to a new type of
motor.
If water is not visible in the drum, this is due to
the modern technology of new washing
machines that use less water than traditional
machines.
Troubleshooting
If a problem arises, you can try to solve it yourself following the
instructions below.
If you call out an engineer when one of the following problems arises,
or to repair a fault due to incorrect use, the call-out will be charged
even if requested within the guarantee period.
During machine operation the following alarm codes may be displayed:
- E10: problem with the water supply (phase light RINSE HOLD is on)
- E20: problem with water draining (phase light RINSES is on)
- E40: door open (phase light WASH is on)
Once the problem has been eliminated, press the START/PAUSE button
to restart the programme. If after all checks, the problem persists, contact your local AEG Service Force Centre.
Problem
Possible cause
The ON/OFF button
has not been depressed.
The main electrical fuse
has blown.
The door is not properly
closed (E40).
The machine does not work The plug is not connected
or the fuse in the plug has
blown.
The START/PAUSE button
has not been pressed.
The DELAY START
option has been selected.
Solution
Depress the button.
Replace the fuse.
Close the door; the click
of the lock should be heard.
Insert the plug or replace
the fuse.
Press the button.
Check the selected delay on
the display.
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Something not working?
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The water tap is closed (E10). Open the water tap.
The water inlet hose is
squashed or kinked (E10).
The machine does not fill
The machine fills then
empties immediately
Check the whole length of the
hose and remove the kink.
The small filter of the water Clean the filter.
inlet hose is clogged (E10).
The door is not properly
closed (E40).
Close the door.
The end of the drain hose
is too low.
Place the hose at the right
height (see Installation
section).
The drain hose is
squashed or kinked (E20).
Check the whole length of
the hose and remove the
kink.
The drain filter or the
Clean the filter or check
drain hose are clogged (E20). the hose.
The RINSE HOLD option
The machine does not
(stop with water in drum)
empty and/or does not spin
has been selected.
The NO SPIN option has
been selected
Empty out the water by
pressing the START/PAUSE
button or selecting the
DRAIN programme.
Check if your laundry has
to be spun
The laundry is not evenly
Redistribute the laundry
distributed inside the drum. manually in the drum.
There is water on the floor
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Too much detergent has
been used.
Measure detergent
according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
An unsuitable detergent
has been used that
creates too much foam.
Use a suitable washing
machine detergent.
One of the connectors on
the water inlet hose is
leaking.
Check that the hose is
firmly screwed on at both
ends.
The drain filter has not
been properly screwed on
after cleaning.
Fully screw the filter into
place.
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Something not working?
Problem
The machine vibrates or is
noisy
The door will not open
Possible cause
Solution
The transit bolts have
not been removed.
Check that the machine
has been unpacked as
described in the Installation
section.
The feet have not been
adjusted.
Carefully level the machine.
There is little laundry in
the drum.
Correct operation of the
machine is not affected.
The programme is still
running and the drum
is turning.
Wait until the end of the
programme before opening
the door.
The water level is above the
bottom edge of the door.
Before opening the door,
the water must be emptied
out.
The machine is heating the Wait until the end of the
water.
heating phase.
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Something not working?
Problem
Spinning starts late or the
machine does not spin
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Possible cause
Solution
The unbalance detection
device that prevents
excessive vibration during
spinning has cut in.
If the laundry is not evenly
distributed inside the drum
at the beginning of the
spin cycle, the machine
detects this and tries to
redistribute it more evenly
by means of a few drum
rotations.
Only when the laundry is
more evenly distributed
will the spin cycle be
performed, at a lower speed,
if the laundry is not evenly
distributed.
If, after about 6 minutes,
the laundry is still tangled,
the machine will not spin.
Therefore, if the laundry is
still wet at the end of the
cycle, it is advisable to
redistribute it manually
inside the drum and to
select the spin programme.
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Something not working?
Unsatisfactory washing results
If the laundry looks grey and lime scale is found in the drum
• Too little detergent has been used.
• An unsuitable detergent has been used.
• Stubborn stains have not been treated prior to washing.
• The programme/temperature has not been correctly selected.
If grey stains remain on the laundry
• Laundry stained with ointments, grease or oil has been washed with
an insufficient amount of detergent.
• The temperature selected for the wash programme was too low.
• Fabric softener - especially the concentrated type - has come into
direct contact with the laundry. Wash these stains immediately and
pour fabric softener carefully.
Foam is still visible even after the last rinse
• Modern detergents often produce foam, even in the last rinse. However the laundry has been completely rinsed.
White residue is left on the laundry
• This is due to insoluble components in modern detergents and is
therefore not the result of insufficient rinsing. Shake or brush the
laundry. In future, it may be better to turn garments inside out before
washing them. Check the choice of detergent; try using liquid detergents.
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Technical data
Height x Width x Depth
Depth with door opened
Height adjustment
Net weight
Load (depending on programme)
Use
Drum speed during washing
Drum speed during spinning
Water pressure
82x60x54.5 cm
91 cm
± 13 mm approx.
75 kg approx.
4.5 kg max.
domestic
max. 55 rpm
1400/900/700/500 rpm
50-800 kPa
This appliance complies with the following EC directives:
- 73/23/EEC of 19.2.1973 “Low voltage directive”, including directive
93 / 68 / EEC
- 89/336/EEC of 3.5.1989 “Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive”.
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Service & Spare Parts
If after carrying out the necessary checks there is still a fault with your
appliance please contact your local AEG Service Force Centre.
In guarantee customers should ensure that the suggested checks in
the “Troubleshooting” section have been made as the engineer will
make a charge if the fault is not a mechanical or electrical breakdown.
Please note that proof of purchase is required for in-guarantee service calls.
Service & Spare Parts
If you require a service engineer or wish to purchase spare parts, contact your local AEG Service Force Centre, by telephoning:
08705 929 929
For the address of your local Service Force Centre and further
information about Service Force, please visit the website at
www.serviceforce.co.uk.
Help us to help you
Please determine your type of enquiry before telephoning. When you
contact us we need to know:
1.Your name, address and post code.
2.Your telephone number.
3.Clear and concise details of the fault.
- What is the fault?
- When does the fault occur?
- Does the multi-display issue an error-message (E and a number)?
4.The model, production number and production identification number.
5.Date of purchase.
Mod. L14500VI
Type P6498639
Prod.No. 914510114 00
230-240V~50Hz 2050W
10 A
Ser.No.
IPX4
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This information can be found on the rating plate, so you have these
numbers to hand we recommed you write them below.
Prod. No. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ser.-No. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customer care
For general enquiries regarding your AEG appliance, or further information on AEG products please contact our Customer Care Department at the address below or visit our website at www.aeg.co.uk.
Customer Care Department
AEG Domestic Appliances
55-77 High Street
Slough
Berkshire SL1 1DZ
Tel: 08705 350350*
* Calls to this number may be recorded for training purposes.
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Standard Guarantee Conditions
We, AEG, undertake that if within 12 months of the date of the purchase this AEG appliance or any part thereof is proved to be defective
by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion repair or replace the same FREE OF CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition that:
• The appliance has been correctly installed and used only on the electricity or gas supply stated on the rating plate.
• The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only, and
in accordance with the manufacturer's operating and maintenance
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 rights.
• 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.
Exclusions
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 Kingdom.
• Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus
those which are subject to rental agreements.
• Products of AEG manufacture which are not marketed by AEG.
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European Guarantee
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 guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product.
- The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent for
labour and parts as exist 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 household.
- 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 appliance.
France
Senlis
+33 (0) 3 44 62 29 29
Germany
Nürnberg
+49 (0) 800 234 7378
Italy
Pordenone
+39 (0) 800 11 75 11
Sweden
Stockholm
+46 (0) 8 672 53 60
UK
Slough
+44 (0) 1753 219899
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Instructions for installation and electrical connection
Safety instructions for the installer
• This appliance is heavy, care should be taken when moving it.
• When unpacking the appliance, check that it is not damaged. If in
doubt, do not use it and contact the retailer.
• All internal packing must be removed before using the appliance.
Serious damage may be caused to the machine or adjacent furniture
if the protective transit devices are not completely removed. Refer to
the relevant paragraph.
• Any electrical work required to install this appliance must be carried
out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
• Any plumbing work required to install this appliance must be carried
out by a qualified plumber or competent person.
• After having installed the machine, check that it is not standing on
its electrical supply cable.
• If the appliance is placed on a carpeted floor, ensure that air can circulate freely between the adjustable feet and the floor.
• The installation should comply with local water authority and building regulations requirements.
• Should the appliance power supply cable need to be replaced, this
should be carried out by our Service Force Centre.
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Dimensions of the appliance
Front view and side view
910
600
LAVAMAT
ON / OFF
525
1400
PREWASH
900
WASH
WASH
TIME
700
RINSES
500
RINSE HOLD
NO
SPIN
SPIN
SPEED
PREWASH
DRAIN
STAIN
QUICK
RINSE
HOLD
EXTRA
RINSE
DELAY
START
START
PAUSE
SPIN
CLEAN
FILTER
END
RESET
COTTON
MINIPROGRAMME
95
SPIN
E
60
DRAIN
50
SOFTENERS
40
RINSES
30
SOAK
COLD
COLD
30
WOOLLENS 40
60
30
40
40
40
50
EASYCARES
EASY TO IRON
DELICATES
COLD
10
160
810
90
540
Rear view
340
170
15
25
Cold water
Power cable
Drain
45
85
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Installation
Unpacking
All transit bolts and packing must be removed before using the appliance.
Using a spanner, unscrew and remove the
rear right-hand bolt and lay the machine on
its back, taking care not to squash the hoses.
This can be avoided by placing one of the
corner packing pieces between the machine
and the floor.
P025
Remove the polystyrene base and
take off the bottom panel by
unscrewing the
central screw.
Carefully slide out
the right polythene bag.
Repeat the operation for the left
and central polythene bags.
Re-fit the bottom
panel using the 4
screws supplied
with the door
hinges (in the plastic bag) and the
previously removed screw.
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Installation
Set the machine
upright and remove
the two remaining
bolts from the back.
Pull out the three
plastic spacers from
the holes into which
the bolts were fitted.
Plug the open holes with the plugs which you will find in the envelope containing the instruction booklet.
You are advised to keep all transit devices so that they can be refitted if the
machine ever has to be transported again.
Positioning
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 (85x57 cm) 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°C.
• 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.
Levelling
Carefully level by screwing the adjustable
feet in or out. Never place cardboard, wood
or similar materials under the machine to
compensate for any unevenness in the
floor.
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Installation
Water inlet (cold water connection only)
Connect the hose
to a tap with a
3/4” thread.
Installation
should comply
with local water
authority and
building regulations’ requirements.
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.
Do not connect to a hot water supply.
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
A
water tap off and refer to your Service Force
Centre to replace the hose.
Water drainage
Min.60 cm.(23.6")
Max. 90 cm.(35.4")
The appliance drain hose should hook into a standpipe, the hook in the
drain hose is formed using the plastic “U-Piece” supplied. The standpipe
should have an internal diameter of approximately 38 mm (see diagram) thus ensuring there is an air break between the drain hose and
standpipe.
When discharging into a stand3 pin
pipe ensure that the top of the
curve in the hose end is no
more than 90 cm (35.4”) and
no less than 60 cm (23.6”)
above floor level.
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Installation
Min. 30 cm.(12")
The upright standpipe should have a minimum length of 30 cm (12”) from the bottom
of the elbow to the top of the pipe (see diagram). Make sure that it is designed in such a
way that the end of the drain hose cannot be
covered with water.
38 mm.(1/1 2") diameter
standpipe
If you intend the drain hose from the machine
to empty into a sink, make sure that the sink
is empty and the plug hole is not blocked. Use
the plastic “U -Piece” supplied.
Important
Before connecting up the machine to new pipework or to pipework that has
not been used for some time, run off a reasonable amount of water to flush
out any debris that may have collected in the pipes.
In the interest of the environment
Washing machines and dishwashers 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'
SURFACE WATER
DRAINS & SEWERS
UNTREATED
DISCHARGE
RIVER
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SINK TOILET
FOUL DRAIN
FOUL SEWERS
SEWAGE
TREATMENT
WORKS
TREATED
DISCHARGE
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Installation
Electrical connections
WARNING: THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
The manufacturer declines any liability should this safety measure
not be observed.
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.
13 AMP
Important
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
GREEN &YELLOW
13AMP FUSE
accordance with the following code:
Green and Yellow
- Earth
Blue
- Neutral
Brown
- Live
If you fit your own plug, the colours of the
BROWN
wires in the mains lead of your appliance
BLUE
CORD CLAMP
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 Amp BS1363/A fuse. Only ASTA or BSI approved 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 AEG Service
Centre.
The power supply cable must be easily accessible after installing the
machine.
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Installation
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 should only be performed by a qualified electrician.
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Building-in
This appliance has been designed to
be built into the kitchen furniture.
The recess should have the dimensions shown in picture A.
600
600
in.
570 m
120
416
818
176, 5
820 min
596
515
160
195
541
8
90
0
49
165
A
Preparation and assembly of the door
The machine is originally prearranged for the assembly of a
door opening from right to left.
In this case it is sufficient to screw
in the hinges (1) and the countermagnet (6) provided with the appliance, at the right level (Fig. B).
6
1
1
4
2
7
5
3
a) Door
23 8
The dimensions of the door should
B
be:
- width
595-598 mm
- thickness
16-22 mm
The height (C-Fig. C) depends on the height of the adjacent furniture's base.
416
C
B
35 Ø 12.5-14 depth
b) Hinges
16
-22
To mount the hinges it is necessary to
drill two holes (dia. 35 mm, depth
12.5-14 mm) on the inner side of the
door. The distance between the holes
hobs fixing centres must be 416 mm.
The distance (B) from upper edge of
,5
the door to the centre of the hole
22+1
depends on the adjacent furniture's
8
9
595-5
C
dimensions.
The required dimensions are given in the picture C.
The hinges will be fixed to the door by means of screws for wood (2-Fig. B)
supplied with the appliance.
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Building-in
c) Mounting the door
Fix the hinges (1) to the machine by means of the M5x8 screws (3-Fig. B).
The hinges can be adjusted to compensate for possible uneven thickness of the door.
To align the door perfectly it is necessary to loosen the screw (3-Fig. B),
adjust the door and tighten the screw again.
d) Counter-magnet (6)
The appliance is pre-arranged for a magnetic
closure of the door. To enable a correct operation of this device, it is necessary to screw
the counter-magnet (6) (steel disk + rubber
ring) into the inner side of the door.
Its position must correspond to the magnet (4)
on the appliance (see picture D).
6
4
8
D
If the door has to be opened from
left to right, invert the position of
the plates (7), the magnet (4) and
the plate (5) (Fig. B and E). Mount
the countermagnet (6) and the
hinges (1) as previously described.
Important: the plastic screw (8)
should never be loosened (Fig. B
and E).
6
4
5
7
E
3
1
8
2
Recommendations regarding the construction and fitting of
a base when the installation requires an integrated appliance
to be raised
Where the appliance has been raised by mounting onto a wooden base provided by the installer. The material used to construct the base should have
a non slip surface, be water repellent and if possible be one solid piece.
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Building-in
If it is not possible to
5 mm Hardwood strip
use one solid piece,
40 mm
due to the additional
height required, ensure
that any additional
100 mm
600-605 mm
strips of timber are
Front
glued and screwed to
view
F
the underside of the
base (see Fig. F).
Drill four fixing holes see Fig. G
Position the base into
the recess with its front
edge as far forward as
the adjoining plinth
line will allow. The reason for placing the
base in this position is
95 mm
to allow a small strip
of beading to be fit50 mm
ted in front of the
appliance feet.
G
Additional pieces of
timber should run
from front to back
600-605 mm
490 mm
Front edge
Top
view
Fix the base firmly to the
floor using four appropriate
countersunk screws
(see Fig. H).
With the appliance
Hardwood strip
5 X 25 X 605
installed adjust all four
5 mm x 25 mm
490
feet ensuring the machine
600-605
is stable, and a clearance
H
of approximately 5 mm is
left between the top of the machine and the underside of the worktop.
A final check for stability should be carried out with the machine on
spin with a load, this will identify the need for any further fine adjustment to the feet.
A strip of beading approximately 605 mm W, x 5 mm H, x 25 mm D
must be screwed down into the base directly in front of the machine’s
feet, this will provide additional security.
If required an additional door magnet, part number 1242394-00/3 and
disc, part number 1242393-00/5 are available from spare parts.
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AEG Hausgeräte GmbH
Postfach 1036
D-90327 Nürnberg
http://www.aeg.hausgeraete.de
132.992.080-01-0503 Subject to change without notice
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