Electrolux 152981 73/0 Dishwasher User Manual

Instruction Book - part 1
- Before use
- Maintenance
- Installation
DISHWASHER
Contents
Important safety information
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Before use
Setting the water softener
Filling with salt
Filling with rinse aid and adjusting the dose
Use of detergent
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3
4
5
6
Hints and tips
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Maintenance and cleaning
Internal cleaning
Cleaning the filters
External cleaning
Prolonged periods of non-operation
Frost precautions
Moving the machine
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Something not working
9
Installation
Water supply connections
Water outlet connection
Electrical connection
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10
10
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Guide to use the instruction book
Safety instructions
1. 2. 3.
Step by step
Hints and tips
Environmental information
152981 73/0
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Important safety information
It is most important that this instruction book should be retained with the appliance for future reference. Should
the appliance be sold or transferred to another owner, or should you move house and leave the appliance, always
ensure that the book is left with the appliance in order that the new owner can get to know the functioning of the
appliance and the relevant safety information.
This information has been provided in the interest of your safety. You MUST read it carefully before installing or
using the appliance.
Installation
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This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when
moving it.
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It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt to
modify this product in any way.
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Care must be taken to ensure that the appliance does
not stand on the electrical supply cable.
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Any electrical work required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
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Any plumbing work required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified plumber or
competent person.
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This product should be serviced by an authorised
Service engineer, and only genuine spare parts
should be used.
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Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair
the machine yourself. Repairs carried out by
inexperienced persons may cause injury or serious
malfunctioning. Contact your local Service Force
Centre. Always insist on genuine spare parts.
Conservation
In the interest of the environment:
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Materials marked with the symbol
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Check with your local Council or Environmental
Health Office to see if there are facilities in your area
for re-cycling this appliance.
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When the appliance is to be scrapped, cut off the
power supply cable and make the door closing device
unusable to prevent young children from being
trapped inside.
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Help to keep your country tidy - use authorised
disposal sites for your old appliance.
Child Safety
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This appliance is designed to be operated by adults.
Children should not be allowed to tamper with the
controls or play with the product.
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Keep all packaging well away from children.
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Keep all detergents in a safe place out of children's
reach.
During Use
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Items that are contaminated by petrol, paint, steel or
iron debris, corrosive, acidic or alkaline chemicals
must not be washed in this dishwasher.
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Under no circumstances should you open the door
whilst the appliance is in operation. Always turn off the
appliance before opening the door.
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Only use detergent specifically designed for use in
dishwashers.
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Long bladed knives stored in an upright position are
a potential hazard.
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Long and/or sharp items of cutlery such as carving
knives must be positioned horizontally in the upper
basket.
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When finishing loading or unloading close the door, as
an open door can be a hazard.
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Do not sit or stand on the open door.
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Isolate the appliance from the power supply and turn
off the water supply after use.
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Care should be taken when cleaning the bottom door
seal and hinge area as any exposed metal edges may
cut if care is not taken.
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are recyclable.
Before use
Before using your dishwasher for the first
time:
1. Ensure that the electrical and water connections comply
with the installation instructions
2. Remove all packaging from inside the appliance
3. Set the water softener
4. Pour 1 litre of water inside the salt container and then fill
with salt
5. Fill the rinse aid dispenser.
Setting the water softener
The dishwasher is equipped with a water softener designed
to remove minerals and salts from the water supply, which
would have a detrimental or adverse effect on the operation
of the appliance.
Water softener adjustment
The higher the content of these salts, the harder your water
is.
Water hardness is measured in equivalent scales, Clarke,
French degrees and PPM (parts per Million).
The softener should be adjusted according to the hardness
of the water in your area. Your local Water Authority can
advise you on the hardness of the water in your area.
The dishwasher is factory set at level 2.
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If this level is not suitable for your area the softener should
be adjusted.
Adjustment on the machine
If your water is level 1 it is already soft
and therefore there is no need to use salt.
A
Only for dishwasher models with salt
refill indicator light:
B
A
1 2
if the water softener has been adjusted on level 1
without use of salt, the salt refill indicator light on the
control panel will always remain illuminated when the
machine is switched on.
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To adjust the water softener, follow the instructions given in the chart
Water hardness
Level
French
Clarke
degrees degrees
(°TH)
(parts per
million)
Use
of
salt
Water
softener
adjustment
PPM
Adjustment
on the machine
A
B
1
0 - 14
0 - 10
0 - 140
NO
-
NO
1
2
15 - 39
11 - 27
141 - 390
YES
-
NO
1
YES
3
40 - 50
28 - 35
391 - 500
+
NO
1
4
51 - 70
36 - 49
501 - 700
YES
-
YES
2
5
71 - 90
50 - 63
701 - 900
YES
+
YES
2
3
Filling with salt
Attention!
Only use salt specifically designed for use in
dishwashers.
All other types of salt not specifically designed
for use in dishwasher, especially table salt, will
damage the water softener.
Only fill with salt just before starting a washing
programme (not the Rinse and Hold programme).
This will prevent any grains of salt or salty water,
which may have been spilled, remaining on the
bottom of the machine, which may cause
corrosion.
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1. Unscrew the cap of the salt container.
The salt container will require topping up periodically.
According to the model, an indicator reminds you when
filling with salt:
A) The salt cap has a refill indicator window in the centre.
A green float is clearly visible when there is salt inside
the container, and almost disappears when the salt has
finished reminding you to add salt.
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2. Pour 1 litre of water inside the container
(this is necessary only before filling with
salt for the first time).
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B) A salt indicator light on the control panel will come on
when the salt has finished.
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3. Using the funnel provided, pour in the salt
until the container is full.
The salt indicator light on the control panel can
remain illuminated for 2-6 hours after the salt has
been replenished, assuming the dishwasher
remains switched on. If you are using salts that
take longer to dissolve then this can take longer.
The function of the machine is not affected..
Do not worry if water over flows from the unit when filling
with salt, this is quite normal.
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4. Remove any trace of salt on the screw thread
or on the gasket.
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5. Screw on the cap tightly.
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Rinse aid
Rinse aid is automatically added during the last rinse,
ensuring thorough rinsing, and spot and streak free drying.
The dispenser, which is positioned inside the door, holds
about 110 ml of rinse aid, which is sufficient for 16 - 40
dishwashing programmes, depending upon the dosage
setting.
Filling with rinse aid
1. Open the container by turning the lid (A) anticlockwise.
2. Add the rinse aid until the container is completely full.
The indicator (B) will be completely dark.
A
3. Top up the rinse aid when the indicator (B) becomes
clear.
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Only for models with rinse aid indicator
light
Top up with rinse aid when the rinse aid indicator light on
the control panel illuminates.
B
x 6 5 4 3
2 1
m
a
Ensure that the lid is closed after every refill.
Do not put liquid detergent in the rinse aid compartment.
Clean up any rinse aid spilt during filling with an absorbent
cloth to avoid excess foaming during the next wash.
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Adjusting the dose
According to the finish and drying results obtained, adjust
the dose of rinse aid by means of the 6 position selector (C)
(position 1 minimum dosage, position 6 maximum dosage).
C
Reduce it if there are sticky whitish streaks on the dishes.
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5
x
6 5 4 3
2 1
m
a
Increase the dose if there are drops of water or lime spots
on the dishes after washing.
Use of detergent
Only use detergents specifically designed
for use in dishwashers.
We recommend the use of Finish detergents which are
available in the following options:
Min = 15 g
Max = 30 g D
Finish Double Action Tablets. Each tablet has the exact
amount of detergent required, simply place in the dispenser.
Finish Powder recommended for every day use.
Finish Liquid Gel ideal for every day use. As the gel is
extra gentle is it recommended for fine bone china.
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M IN
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If using powder detergents proceed as
follows:
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1. Open the dispenser lid by pulling the catch (D).
2. Add the detergent according to the recommended
quantity given in the "Washing programmes" chart
(see "Instruction Book - part 2").
As all detergents are not the same, you should also
consult the instructions on the packet.
3. Always close the lid.
4. If the programme has a prewash add a little amount of
detergent over the lid of the dispenser. Follow the
recommended quantity given in the "Washing
programmes" chart (see "Instruction Book - part 2").
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If using detergent in tablets proceed as
follows:
1. For all programmes; place 1 tablet inside the detergent
dispenser.
2. Always close the lid.
3. For all programmes with prewash; place a portion of a
further tablet on the lid of the detergent dispenser.
If your dishwasher has a SID dispenser and you require
a prewash, put the extra detergent into the SID
dispenser and not on the lid of the detergent dispenser.
Insufficient quantities of detergent will produce
poor washing results, whereas an excessive
amount of detergent will not improve washing
results and is also wasteful.
Using no more than the correct amount also
contributes to reducing pollution.
Compact detergents with enzymes
In these compact powders the environmentally unfriendly components have been replaced by natural enzymes and other
more biodegradable substances.
The enzymes deploy their full dirt dissolving power at a temperature as low as 50°C.
By choosing the 50°C programmes (if available) you can therefore achieve the same cleaning results that would otherwise
be achievable only with 65°C programmes and conventional detergents.
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Hints and tips
To save energy
Items not suitable for dishwashers
Place dishes in the machine immediately after every meal
and wait until the dishwasher is full before washing.
The following items should not be washed in the
dishwasher (unless they are sold as dishwasher
proof):
If necessary run the Rinse and Hold programme (see
"Washing Programmes" chart) so that any food scraps do
not become caked on the dishes while you are waiting to
run the complete wash programme.
- Cutlery with wooden or horn handles or glued parts
- bronze cutlery
- saucepans with wooden handles
Do not prewash dishes under running water.
- aluminium ware
- crystal ware
- leaded glass
For best washing and drying results
- plastic items
Before loading, remove all scraps of food and soak very
heavily soiled pots and pans.
- antique or fine decorated china
Certain types of decoration can discolour when washed in
a dishwasher.
Arrange saucepans, cups and glasses etc. upside-down.
Tilt items with convex or concave surfaces so that the
water drains off easily.
Crystal-ware and plastic objects, if not guaranteed
dishwasher proof should be washed by hand.
Avoid contact between the dishes as far as possible.
Certain types of glass can also become opaque after
being washed several times in a dishwasher.
A chemical reaction can occur between silver cutlery and
stainless steel cutlery. As a precaution, do not wash
together.
Iron and cast iron objects can rust and stain other items.
Aluminium tends to go black, copper, pewter and brass
tend to stain.
If in doubt check with manufacturer of the item.
When buying new dishes, ensure that they are
dishwasher proof.
For best results we recommend the use of Finish detergents, rinse aid and salt.
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Maintenance and cleaning
Internal cleaning
Ensure that the seals around the door, the detergent and
rinse aid dispensers are cleaned regularly with a damp
cloth.
We recommend the use of Finish Dishwasher Cleaner
every 3 months or run a 65°C wash without dishes using
detergent. Regular use of Finish Dishwasher Cleaner
cleans inaccessible parts, eliminates unpleasant food
odours and helps prevent the build-up of limescale.
Cleaning the central filter
(After each wash)
D
Inspect the central filters (B) and (C) and remove any
scraps of food with a brush, under running water.
C
D
B
B
Filters (B) and (C) are both removed by lifting up the outer
one (B) (pulling the central funnel upwards); the smaller
filter (C) can be removed by pressing the two tongues (D).
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C
MA13
Once cleaned, refit the filters by pressing them down until
they click into place.
Cleaning the large filter
(Every week)
Clean the large filter (A) on both sides under running
water, using a brush.
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To take it out, remove the spray arm by pressing the two
tongues (E), turn the ring (F) anticlockwise and then slide
the whole part out. Refit the filter following the above
instructions in reverse order.
E
E
A
The dishwasher must not be used without
filters.
Incorrect repositioning and fitting of the
filters will produce poor washing results.
Cleaning the filters is vital to ensure correct
operation of the machine.
F
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A
F
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External cleaning
Frost precautions
Clean the external surfaces of the machine and control
panel with a damp soft cloth. If necessary use only neutral
detergents. Never use abrasive products, scouring pads or
solvent (acetone, trichloroethylene etc....).
Avoid placing the machine in a location where the
temperature is below 0°C. If this is unavoidable, empty the
machine, close the appliance door, disconnect the water
inlet pipe and empty it.
Prolonged periods of non-operation
Moving the machine
If you are not using the machine for any period of time you
are advised to:
If you have to move the machine (moving house etc....):
1. Unplug the appliance and then turn off the water.
2. Turn the water tap off.
2. Fill the rinse aid dispenser.
3. Remove the water inlet and discharge hoses.
3. Leave the door ajar to prevent the formation of any
unpleasant smells.
4. Pull the machine out together with the hoses.
1. Unplug it.
Avoid over tilting the machine during transportation.
4. Leave the inside of the machine clean.
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Something not working
Certain problems are due to lack of simple maintenance or oversights, which can be solved easily without calling out an
engineer.
Before contacting your local Service Force Centre, please carry out the checks listed below.
Important:
If you call out an engineer to a fault listed below or to repair a fault caused by incorrect use or installation a
charge will be made even if the appliance is in guarantee.
Symptom
Solution
The machine will not start
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The machine does not fill with water
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The door has not been properly closed.
The plug is not properly inserted in the power socket.
There is a power failure.
Ensure the water tap is open.
Ensure the mains water supply has not been cut off.
The inlet hose may be squashed or bent. Reposition the hose.
The inlet hose may be blocked. Switch off the water supply and clean
the filter.
The filters are blocked
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Clean the filters (refer to "Maintenance and cleaning").
The spray arms are not rotating
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Ensure the crockery is loaded correctly.
The dishwasher will not drain
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The drain hose may be squashed or bent. Reposition the hose.
The sink may be blocked. Clear any blockages.
The drain hose extension is not correct. Follow the instructions for
connecting to the waste.
There is no vent in the end of the drain hose.
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The machine is noisy
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Dishes are rattling against each other, refer to “Loading your machine”.
The spray arms are knocking against the dishes. Refer to
"Loading your machine".
The door is difficult to close
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The dishwasher is not level, or not properly built-in.
Visible lime deposits or white film
on the dishes
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Check that there is salt and that the salt cap is tight.
Check that the right level of the water softener is set.
The dishes are not quite dry
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The rinse aid has run out or too little is being used.
The dishes are not clean (poor wash)
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The baskets are too full.
The dishes have not been arranged properly.
The spray arms do not rotate
The spray arms are clogged.
The filters are clogged.
The filters are not in the correct position.
Not enough detergent has been used or it is unsuitable.
The detergent is old or has gone hard.
The salt container cap is not properly closed.
The washing programme selected is too gentle.
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Service and spare parts
If after all these checks, the problem persists, contact
your local Service Force Centre, quoting the model and
serial number. This information can be found on the
rating plate located
on the right hand
side of the
dishwasher door.
This product should be serviced by an
authorised Service engineer, and only
genuine spare parts should be used.
Under no circumstances should you attempt
to repair the machine yourself.
Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons
may cause injury or serious malfunctioning.
Contact your local Service Force Centre.
Always insist on genuine spare parts.
Prod.No. ........ Ser. No. .........
Mod. ........
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Installation
Any electrical work required to install this
appliance should be carried out by a qualified
electrician or competent person.
Any plumbing work required to install this
appliance should be carried out by a qualified
plumber or competent person.
Remove all packaging before positioning the machine.
If possible, position the machine next to a water tap and a
drain.
Levelling
Good levelling is essential for correct closure and sealing of
the door. When the appliance is correctly levelled, the door
will not catch on the levelling spacers on either side of the
cabinet. If the door does not close correctly, loosen or
tighten the adjustable feet until the machine is perfectly
level.
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IN07
Water supply connections
This dishwasher must be plumbed into a cold water supply.
The water pressure must be within the limits given in the
"Technical specifications" (Instruction Book - Part 2).
Your local Water Authority will advise you on the average
mains pressure in your area.
The dishwasher features fill and drain hoses which can be
turned either to the left or the right to suit the installation.
Do not use, for connection, old hoses which have been used
in another appliance.
The locknut must be correctly fitted to avoid water
leaks.
Avoid bends or kinks in the hose which could prevent or
slow down the water supply.
If the machine is connected to new pipes or pipes which
have not been used for a long time, you should run the
water for a few minutes before connecting the inlet hose.
This will prevent deposits of sand or rust clogging the inlet
hose.
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2
3
18
max 100 cm
1. To the sink outlet spigot, securing it if necessary with a
clip.
2. Hooked over the edge of the sink using the special
curved plastic guide (if provided).
3. To a stand pipe provided with vent-hole, minimum
internal diameter 4 cm.
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The waste connection must be at a height of between 30 cm
(minimum) and 100 cm (maximum) from the bottom of the
dishwasher.
The drain hose can face either to the right or left of the
dishwasher
Ensure the hose is not bent or squashed as this could
prevent or slow down the discharge of water.
10
min 30 cm
max 100 cm
Ø
Ø
21
The end of the drain hose can be connected in the following
ways:
min 4 cm
Water outlet hose connection
Attention!
Our appliances are supplied with a with a security
device to protect against the return of dirty water
back into the machine.
If the spigot of your sink has a "no return valve"
incorporated this can prevent the correct draining
of your dishwasher. We advise you therefore to
remove it.
Electrical connection
This appliance must be earthed.
The manufacturer declines any responsibility
should this safety measure not be observed.
If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is not suitable for the
socket, it must be cut off and the appropriate plug fitted.
Important
The wires on the mains lead are coloured in accordance with
the following code:
Green and Yellow
Blue
Brown
-Earth
-Neutral
-Live
If you fit your own plug, the colours of the wires in the mains
lead of your appliance may not correspond with the markings
identifying the terminals in your plug.
Proceed as follows:
1. Connect the Green and Yellow (earth) wire to the terminal in
the plug which is marked with the letter "E" or the earth
symbol
or coloured green and yellow.
2. Connect the Blue (neutral) wire to the terminal in the plug
which is marked with the letter "N" or coloured black.
3. Connect the Brown (live) wire to the terminal in the plug
which is marked with the letter "L" or coloured red.
The plug moulded onto the lead incorporates a 13amp BSI362
fuse. Only ASTA or BSI fuses should be used.
The plug must not be used if the fuse cover/carrier is lost. The
cover/carrier is indicated by the coloured insert at the base of
the product.
A replacement cover/carrier must be obtained from your local
Service Force Centre.
This appliance complies with the following E.E.C.
Directives:
- 73/23 or 19.2.73 (Low Voltage Directive) and subsequent
modifications;
- 89/336 or 3.5.89 (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive)
and subsequent modifications.
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CE03
min 30 cm
max 100 cm
+ 2 m max
CS10
max 100 cm
Ø 18
Ø 21
If you use a drain hose extension it must be no longer than 2
metres and its internal diameter must be no smaller than the
diameter of the hose provided.
Likewise the internal diameter of the couplings used for
connections to the waste outlet must be no smaller than the
diameter of the hose provided.
The sink plug must not be in place when the machine is
draining as this could cause the water to siphon back into the
machine.
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