Electrolux 88840 Washer User Manual

ÖKO-LAVAMAT 88840 update
The environmentally friendly washing machine
User information
Dear Customer,
Please read this instruction book carefully before using the appliance.
Please ensure you fully understand the safety instructions on the first
pages of this instruction book.
Retain the instruction book for future reference, and pass it on to any
future owners.
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The warning triangle and / or key words (Warning!, Caution!, Important!) give information that is important for your safety or the function of the appliance is highlighted. It is imperative that this
information is observed.
0 1. This symbol guides you step by step through the operation of the
appliance.
2. ...
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This symbol gives you additional information and practical tips on using
the appliance.
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Tips and information about the economical and environmentally
friendly use of the machine are marked with the clover leaf.
In the event of a malfunction, these operating instructions contain information on how to remedy these faults yourself. See the section
"What to do if ..."
Printed on recycled paper.
Thinking ecologically means acting ecologically ...
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Contents
Operating Instructions
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Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Environmental tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Description of the Appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Detergent dispenser drawer
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Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programme selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programme option buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Programmable functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Consumption values and programme times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Wash Time Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
What does "UPDATE" mean? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Anti-flood Aqua Control + Aqua Alarm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Before the first wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Preparing for a wash cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sorting and preparing the washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Types of washing and care symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Detergents and Conditioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Which detergent and conditioner? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How much detergent and conditioner? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water softening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Running a washing cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Brief instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the wash programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting Spin Speed /Rinse Hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Delay Timer/Soaking time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Opening and closing the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading the washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adding detergent/conditioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Starting the wash programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Wash programme progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Washing cycle complete/removing the washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Programme Tables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Separate Rinsing/Conditioning/Starching/Treating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Separate Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Maintenance and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Detergent Dispenser Drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washing Machine Drum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Main door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the drain pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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What to do if... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Trouble Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
If the washing results are not satisfactory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Carrying out an emergency emptying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency unlocking of the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional rinse cycle (RINSE+) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Additional rinse cycle and water cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Variomatic spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Programme Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Child Safety Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installation and connection instructions
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Installation Safety Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Installation of the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Remove transport packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation-Site preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installation on a Suspended Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Levelling the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Electrical Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Water connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inlet Hose Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water Drainage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pump head of greater than 1m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Technical data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Dimensions
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Warranty conditions
Index
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Service & Spare Parts
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Operating Instructions
Operating Instructions
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Safety
The safety features of AEG electrical appliances comply with accepted
technical standards and the German Appliance Safety Law. However, we
also consider it our obligation as a manufacturer to inform you about
the following safety information.
Prior to initial start-up
• Observe the "Installation and Connection Instructions" in this instruction book.
• If the appliance is delivered in the winter months and temperatures
are below freezing: Store the washing machine at room temperature
for a few hours before putting it into operation.
Intended Use
• The washing machine is only intended for washing normal domestic
washing. If the appliance is used for any other purpose or incorrectly
operated, the manufacturer accepts no liability for any damages
which may result.
• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt to modify this
product in any way.
• Only use detergents which are suitable for automatic washing machines, and follow the recommendations of the detergent manufacturer.
• Garments which have been in contact with flammable solvents
should not be washed. Also bear this in mind when washing precleaned washing.
• Do not use the washing machine for dry-cleaning.
• Dyes and bleaching agents may only be used if specifically permitted
by the manufacturer of these products. We cannot be held liable for
any damages.
• This appliance must be connected to the cold water supply only.
• Damage due to frost is not covered by the guarantee. If the washing
machine is located in a room in which below freezing temperatures
may occur, emergency emptying must be carried out (see "carrying
out an emergency emptying“).
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Operating Instructions
Child Safety
• Packaging materials (e.g. films, styrofoam) can be dangerous for children. There is a risk of suffocation! Keep all packaging well away from
children.
• This appliance is designed to be operated by adults. Do not allow
children 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.
• When disposing of the appliance, cut off the mains cable, and destroy
the plug. Disable the door lock to prevent young children being
trapped inside.
General Safety
• Repairs to the washing machine must only be carried out by qualified
personnel. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause
injury or serious malfunctioning. Contact your local AEG Service
Force Centre.
• Never operate the washing machine if the mains cable is damaged or
the control panel, work top or base area are damaged allowing internal components to be accessible.
• Switch off the appliance and isolate from the mains supply before
carrying out any cleaning or maintenance work.
• Do not use the mains cable to pull the plug out of the socket.
• Adapters and extension cables must not be used. There is a danger
of overheating!
• Do not clean the washing machine with a water jet. There is a danger
of electrical shock!
• During high temperature wash programmes, the glass of the door
may become hot. Do not touch!
• Allow the water to cool down before cleaning the drain pump, carrying out emergency emptying or opening the door in an emergency.
• Small animals/pets can chew on power cables and water hoses. This
can cause the danger of an electrical shock to the animal and water
damage to the appliance and property. Keep small animals away from
the appliance.
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Operating Instructions
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Disposal
Packaging
Dispose of the packaging material correctly. All packaging materials
used are environmentally friendly and can be disposed of without any
danger to the environment.
• Plastic parts can be recycled and are identified as follows:
for polyethylene, e.g. the outer covering and the bags in
>PE<
the interior.
>PS<
for polystyrene, e.g. padding (always CFC-free)
>POM< for polyoxymethylene, e.g. plastic clips
• Cardboard packaging is manufactured from recycled paper and
should be deposited in the waste paper collection for recycling.
When disposing of the washing machine!
Cut off the mains cable and destroy the plug. Disable the door catch to
prevent young children becoming trapped inside. Use an authorised
disposal site.
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Environmental tips
• It is not usually necessary to Pre-wash or Soak normally soiled washing. This will save you detergent, water and time (and protect the environment as well).
• It is more economical to wash full loads.
• When washing small loads, use half to two thirds the recommended
quantity of detergent.
• Pre-treat stains, if necessary, and then wash at a lower temperature.
• It can be possible to wash without fabric softeners, if clothes are
dried in a tumble dryer, as this can give soft and fluffy results.
• In hard water areas, the use of a water softening agent can reduce
the amount of detergent necessary. See manufacturer’s recommendations.
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Operating Instructions
Description of the Appliance
Front view
Detergent
dispenser
drawer
Control panel
Rating plate
(behind door)
Main door
Screw feet
(height-adjustable);
rear left:
Automatic
adjustment foot.
Flap in front of
drain pump
Detergent dispenser drawer
Stain removers
Main wash detergent
in powder form and
water softening
agent if required.
Pre-wash detergent/
soaking agent or
water softening
agent if used.
Liquid conditioners
(fabric softener,
starch)
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Operating Instructions
Control panel
SPIN SPEED Button
with Display
Programme Option
Buttons
Programme
Progress Display
DOOR/LIGHT Button
Programme Selector
Button
DELAY TIMER Button
Multi-display START/PAUSE
MOISTURE/LOADING Display
OVER DOSING Indicator
Programme selector
The programme selector is used
to select the type of wash cycle
(for example, water level, drum
movement, number of rinses, spin
speed) and the water temperature
according to type of washing.
OFF
Switches the washing machine off;
at all other positions the machine
is ON.
To amend programme settings selected by mistake, turn the programme
selector to OFF. This restores the original settings.
COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES
Wash programme from 20 °C to 95 °C, generally used for all Cottons/
Coloureds (cotton/linen), Easy-Cares (mixed fibres, for example cotton/
polyester) and synthetics. The programme is suitable for different fabrics and loads. Once a temperature has been set, the machine will automatically select a COTTONS/LINEN or EASY-CARES programme as
appropriate. If there are Easy-Cares only, do not exceed the load weight
of 2.5 kg, to avoid excessive creasing.
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Operating Instructions
STARCHING
Separate starching, separate conditioning, separate treatment of
damp clothes (1 rinse, liquid conditioner is washed in from the æ compartment, spin).
This can also be selected if a separate rinse is necessary. In this case,
you do not need to add anything to the compartment.
DRAIN
To drain the water after a rinse hold (without spinning).
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The effect of Rinse Hold is that the washing is left to soak in the last
rinse water; it is not spun.
SPIN
Draining the water after a Rinse Hold and Spin, or separate spinning of
hand-washed Cottons/Coloureds and Easy-Cares.
SHORT SPIN
Draining the water after a Rinse Hold and Short Spin, or separate Short
Spin of delicate fabrics (delicates, woollens) at low spin speed.
DELICATES
Wash programme for Delicates at 30 °C or 40 °C.
WOOL / P (Handwash)
Wash programme (cold, up to 40 °C) for machine-washable wool and
hand-washable wool items carrying the ï care symbol. (Handwash).
SILK / P (Handwash)
Wash programme at 30 °C for hand and machine-washable silk.
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Since silk is a very delicate material, we recommend washing only one
item at a time (if possible), and never washing together with other,
rougher fabrics. An even more gentle treatment can be selected for extremely delicate silk items, using the TIME SAVER button.
FASHION
A special care programme at 40 °C, for modern textiles such as Viscose,
Modal, Cupro, Lyocell, providing gentler handling than the DELICATES
programme, and a stronger cleaning action than the Handwash programme.
REFRESH
A special programme of approx. 20 minutes at a maximum temperature
of 30 °C for quick washing of items such as sports wear, which have
been worn once and are only slightly soiled.
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EASY IRON
Wash programme at 40 °C for easy-care items which, after this programme, are to be ironed only lightly or not at all.
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ENERGY SAVING
Special energy and water saving programme at about 60 °C, for lightly
to normally soiled Cottons/Coloureds (cotton/linen), with extended
wash time.
Programme option buttons
The programme option buttons are used to adapt
the programme to suit the degree of soiling of the
wash. The additional PRE-WASH and STAIN options
are not needed for normally soiled washing.
The different functions can be combined together,
depending on the programme.
PRE-WASH (Pre-wash/Soaking)
Cold pre-wash before the main wash, which follows
automatically. The DELAY TIMER button is used to
switch from Pre-wash to warm Soaking.
SENSITIVE
Special extra programme function that gives an extra rinse along with
better fabric care (less drum movement). This is ideal when frequent
washes are necessary, for example in cases of sensitive skin. RINSE+ can
still be selected as well.
STAIN
For heavily soiled or stained washing. (In-wash stain treatment products (salts or tablets) are washed in at the optimum time as the programme progresses.)
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With the WOOL/P (Handwash) setting, the programme option buttons
cannot be used.
Operating Instructions
TIME SAVER
Reduced wash programme for lightly soiled washing, consisting of
3 stages with the COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES programme, and
two stages with the other programmes.
Length of programmes
Programme
Without TIME
SAVER
With TIME SAVER
Button
pressed once
Button
pressed twice
COTTON/LINEN,
EASY CARES at 60 °C
119 Min.
91 Min.
63 Min.
Other programmes,
for example, DELICATES at 30 °C
68 Min.
52 Min.
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Programmable functions
The programmable functions Extra Rinse (RINSE+), Water Cooling and
Variomatic Spin are described in the Chapter “What to do if ...”.
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Operating Instructions
Consumption values and programme times
The following table gives the values for selected programmes under
normal conditions. The energy and water consumed depend on the selected programme settings (additional functions), as well as external
conditions such as water temperature or type of detergent. The tables
do, however, give a helpful guide for normal household use.
Programme selector
(Temperature)
Type of
material
Load
in kg
ENERGY SAVING 1)
Cotton
5
39
0.89
120
COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 95
Cotton
5
42
1.80
148
COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 60
Cotton
5
42
0.95
119
COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 40
Cotton
5
49
0.55
116
COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 60
TIME SAVER (press once) 1)
Synthetics
2.5
48
0.70
91
COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 40
TIME SAVER (press once ) 1)
Synthetics
2.5
48
0.50
88
COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 40
TIME SAVER (press twice)
Synthetics
2.5
42
0.50
59
DELICATES 30
Synthetics
2.5
54
0.35
68
2
42
0.16
35
WOOL / P (Handwash) 30
Water Energy Time in
in Litres in kWh minutes
1) Note: Programme setting for testing in accordance with or supporting EN 60 456
and IEC 60 456.
Wash Time Display
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The multi-display indicates the estimated
duration, in minutes, of the programme.
These timings are estimates and can vary.
During the programme countdown, the remaining time can be recalculated due to any of the following:
incoming water temperature, type and quantity of laundry, out of balance spin detection and foam detection.
Operating Instructions
What does "UPDATE" mean?
The control system of your washing machine is fully electronic. The
software which determines this control system can be reprogrammed.
If a further improvement to washing technology is introduced by AEG,
then your machine can be updated. The cost of the UPDATE will be advised at the time of the request.
For further information regarding this, please contact the AEG Customer Care Department.
Anti-flood Aqua Control + Aqua Alarm
The inlet hose has a mechanical built in safety device. In the event of
the filling hose failing, the safety device will automatically shut off the
water supply.
In the event of a leak within the machine the float switch, which is
mounted in the base of the appliance, will operate the drain pump and
an audible signal will be heard
The system will operate as long as the appliance is connected to the
mains electricity supply, even if the programme selector is in the off
position.
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Operating Instructions
Before the first wash
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Run a washing programme without laundry (selecting COTTONS/LINEN,
EASY-CARES 95, with half the normal amount of detergent).
This removes any residues from the drum which may have been left
during manufacturing.
Preparing for a wash cycle
Sorting and preparing the washing
• Sort the washing according to care symbols (see Section "Types of
washing and care symbols").
• Empty out the pockets.
• Remove metal objects (such as paper clips, safety pins, etc.).
• To avoid damage and tangling: close zips, button pillow-cases and
duvet covers, tie together loose tapes and strings (for example on
aprons).
• Turn items with double-layered fabrics inside out (sleeping bags, anoraks, etc.).
• Knitted coloured fabrics such as woollens and other materials with
decorations or jewellry should also be turned inside out.
• Wash small, delicate items (such as baby's socks, tights, bras, etc.) in a
washing net, cushion cover with a zip or in large socks.
• Special care must be taken with net curtains. Remove metal or plastic
rollers liable to snag or tie the curtains up in a net or bag. We cannot
accept liability for any damage.
• Coloured and white washing should not be washed together in the
same cycle. Otherwise, whites can discolour or turn grey.
• New coloured garments often have excess dye. It is better to wash
these items separately for the first time.
• Mix large items with smaller ones. This gives more effective washing
and distributes items better during the spin cycle.
• Shake out the washing before loading it into the washing machine.
• Separate items from one another before placing in the drum.
• Pay attention to care advice such as "Wash separately" or "Wash separately several times"!
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Types of washing and care symbols
Care symbols help you to choose the correct wash programme.
Washing should be sorted by type and according to care symbols.
The temperatures indicated on the care symbols are the maximum wash
temperatures.
Cottons ç
Cotton and linen items with this care symbol are not sensitive to machine washing or high temperatures. The COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES
programme is suitable for this type of washing.
Coloureds è ë
Cotton and linen items with this care symbol are not sensitive to machine washing. The COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES programme is suitable for this type of washing.
Easy-Care washing ê í
Materials such as fine cotton, cotton-blend fabrics and synthetics with
these care symbols require a gentler machine wash. The COTTONS/
LINEN, EASY-CARES and EASY-IRON programmes are suitable for these
types of washing.
Delicates ì
Materials such as layered fibres, microfibres, synthetics and net curtains
with this care symbol require careful handling. The DELICATES programme is suitable for this types of washing.
Viscose í ì
Modern fabrics such as Viscose, Cupro, Lyocell, Modal, etc. need particularly careful handling. The FASHION programme is suitable for this
type of washing.
Wool, silk and especially sensitive washing 9 ì ï
Fabrics like wool, wool blends and silk with these care symbols are particularly sensitive to machine washing. The WOOL/P (Handwash) and
SILK/P (Handwash) programmes are suitable for these types of fabrics.
Important! Materials with the care symbol ñ (Do not wash) should
not be washed in the washing machine.
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Operating Instructions
Detergents and Conditioners
Which detergent and conditioner?
Use only detergents and conditioners which are suitable for use in automatic washing machines. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions.
How much detergent and conditioner?
The required quantity depends upon:
• the extent of soiling of the washing
• the hardness class of the mains water
• the amount of washing
2
Should the detergent manufacturer not specify the dosage quantity for
less than full loads, reduce the detergent accordingly: For a half load
reduce the quantity by 1/3. For a small load or an EASY IRON programme reduce the quantity by 1/2.
Observe the instructions for use and dosing provided by the detergent
and conditioner manufacturer.
Water softening
For medium to high water hardness (hardness class II upwards) a water
softening agent can be used. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions.
Then always add the appropriate amount of detergent (underdosing)
for hardness class I (soft). Your local Water Authority can advise you on
the hardness of the water in your area.
Water hardness details
Water hardness in °dH
(German hardness scale)
Water hardness in ppm
(Parts Per Million)
I - soft
0-7
to 125
II - medium hard
7 - 14
125 - 250
III - hard
14 - 21
250 - 375
greater than 21
greater than 375
Hardness class
IV - very hard
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Operating Instructions
Running a washing cycle
Brief instructions
A washing cycle consists of the following steps:
0 1. Set the appropriate washing programme:
– Set the programme and temperature using the programme selector
– Select any programme options if required
2. Change the Spin Speed/select RINSE HOLD as necessary.
3. Set the DELAY TIMER as required.
4. Open the door and load the washing.
5. Close the door.
6. Add detergent/conditioner.
7. Start the washing programme by pressing the START/PAUSE button.
After the washing programme has ended:
Important! If the washing cycle has ended with a Rinse Hold, select
DRAIN, SPIN or SHORT SPIN before opening the door.
8. Open the door and remove the washing.
9. To switch off the washing machine, turn the programme selector
to OFF.
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Operating Instructions
Setting the wash programme
3
For the appropriate programme, correct temperature and possible programme options suitable for any type of washing, see "Programme Tables".
0 1. Select the desired wash programme
and temperature with the programme selector. The selected programme lights up.
The Multi-display shows the estimated duration of the selected programme, in minutes.
2. If required, select the appropriate
programme option(s):
The indicator of the selected programme option illuminates.
– To change the selection, press another button.
– To cancel a selection, press the button again.
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Operating Instructions
Selecting Spin Speed /Rinse Hold
0
Selecting the Spin Speed for the final
rinse (if necessary):
Keep pressing the Spin Speed button,
until the desired speed appears on the
display.
• Possible speeds are 1800, 1400, 1200, 1000, 800, 600 or 400 revolutions per minute.
• When the "0" symbol is displayed, the washing is left to soak in the
last rinse water; it is not spun (Rinse Hold).
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If the Spin Speed is not changed, the final spin is automatically adjusted to suit the washing programme:
– COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES
1800 revolutions per minute
– ENERGY SAVING
1800 revolutions per minute
– DELICATES
1200 revolutions per minute
– WOOL/P (Handwash)
1200 revolutions per minute
– SILK/P (Handwash)
1200 revolutions per minute
– FASHION
1200 revolutions per minute
– EASY IRON
1200 revolutions per minute
The speed of intermediate spins depends on the selected programme,
and cannot be changed.
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Operating Instructions
Setting the Delay Timer/Soaking time
Delay Timer
The DELAY TIMER button lets you delay the start of a wash programme
for up to 19 hours.
0 1. Select a wash programme.
2. Press the DELAY TIMER button.
3. Press the START/PAUSE button.
When a time delay has been set,
DELAY TIMER lights up.
Press the DELAY TIMER button repeatedly until the Multi-display shows the desired time delay, for example,12h indicates a delay of 12 hours before the programme starts.
If the display shows19h and you press the button again, the time delay
is cancelled. The running time of the selected wash programme is
shown (in minutes, for example120). The time delay set can also be cancelled by turning the programme selector to the OFF position.
Soaking time
If you have pressed the PRE-WASH button, you can use the DELAY
TIMER button to extend the soaking time by up to 19 hours.
0 1. Press the PRE-WASH button.
2. Press the DELAY TIMER button.
Soaking time is set, WASH TIME lights up.
The soaking time is now about 1 hour.
3. Soaking time can be extended (in hours) by repeatedly pressing the DELAY TIMER button again .
WASH TIME and DELAY TIMER are lit up.
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Operating Instructions
Opening and closing the door
0
0
3
To open: Press the DOOR/LIGHT button. The door
springs open.
To close: push the door firmly shut
When the machine is switched on, the DOOR/LIGHT
display shows whether the door can be opened:
– green: The door can be opened (not when Programme Protection is
activated - see Section "Programme Protection")
– off:
The door cannot be opened
– red:
The door is open
The drum is illuminated when the door is open. The drum light goes off
automatically after approximately 3 minutes.
Loading the washing
For maximum loads, see “Programme Tables”.
For hints on how to prepare washing correctly, see "Sorting and preparing the washing“.
0 1. Sort and prepare the washing by type and colour.
2. Open the door: press the DOOR/LIGHT button. The door springs open.
3. Load the washing.
Important! Do not trap washing when closing the door. The fabrics and
the machine could be damaged.
4. Close the door firmly.
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Operating Instructions
Adding detergent/conditioners
For instructions concerning detergent and conditioners, see Section
“Detergents and conditioners”.
0 1. Open the detergent dispenser additives
drawer : press the flap so as to be able
to grasp the handle (1), and pull out the
drawer (2).
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2. Add the detergent/conditioners.
Compartment for in-wash stain
treatment powders/tablets
(for use with the STAIN programme option only)
Compartment for main wash detergent
(If you use a water softener and need
the right-hand compartment for the
Pre-wash/Soaking agent, add the water
softener to this compartment with the
main wash detergent.)
Compartment for liquid conditioners
(softeners, finishers, starch)
Important! Do not fill the compartment past the MAX mark.
If required, dilute concentrated fluids up to the MAX mark,
and dissolve powdered starches.
Note: A small amount of water remaining in the liquid
conditioner compartment is normal and does not affect the
wash results.
Compartment for Pre-wash detergent/
Soaking agent
(for the PRE-WASH/SOAKING programme options only)
or for water softener
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Operating Instructions
3. Push the detergent dispenser drawer in fully
3
If using liquid detergents/tablets:
Add liquid detergent or tablets in the quantity recommended by the
washing detergent manufacturer. Add liquid detergent with the dosage
container provided by the detergent manufacturer.
Starting the wash programme
0 1. Check that the water tap is open.
2. Start the washing programme: press the START/PAUSE
button.
The washing programme is started or starts at the end of
the time delay set.
3
If the DOOR/LIGHT display flashes red when the START/PAUSE button
is pressed, the door is not closed properly. Push the door firmly closed,
ensuring that there are no fabrics caught in the door and press the
START/PAUSE button again.
If the Delay Timer is set:
The time delay set begins to elapse and the time remaining until the
programme is due to start (in hours) is indicated on the Multi-display.
During this time, you can add more washing or change or cancel the
time delay.
• To add more washing, press the START/PAUSE button: the door can
then be opened. Then close the door and press the START/PAUSE
button again.
• To change or cancel the time delay, press the DELAY TIMER button repeatedly until the desired time is indicated on the display; when
the running time of the programme is displayed (in minutes, for example,120) the washing programme begins immediately.
3
While the time delay is running, the washing machine goes into Standby mode. Only WASH TIME remains lit and the Multi-display shows the
time remaining until the programme starts. All other indicators on the
control panel go off in order to save energy. You can press any button
to cancel the Stand-by mode.
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Operating Instructions
Wash programme progress
Programme Progress Display
Prior to the start, the programme steps chosen are displayed by the programme progress display. During the
wash programme the current programme step is displayed.
Multi-display
The expected time remaining (in minutes) to
the end of the programme is shown in the
Multi-display.
3
The multi-display indicates the estimated duration, in minutes, of the
programme. These timings are estimates and can be varied and influenced by incoming water temperature, type and quantity of laundry,
out of balance spin detection and foam detection.
MOISTURE%/LOADING% Display
The display alternates between the following
indicators:
• Expected residual moisture in the washing at
the end of the programme.
The value depends on the selected spin speed.
• Loading of the drum (in 10 per cent steps.)
This value is indicated with the COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES programme only.
The loading can be estimated by the washing machine about ten
minutes into the programme. As soon as a loading value is available,
the display switches between Moisture and Loading.
Overloading of the drum is indicated by a value of120 (per cent).
3
Due to differences in fabric types and loads, washing will have a lower
Residual Moisture value in the EASY IRON and DELICATES programme
than in the COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES (Cottons) programme.
Changing the Spin Speed
The Spin Speed can be changed, or Rinse Hold (display symbol 0) set,
while the wash programme is running.
Other settings cannot be changed.
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Stopping the programme
To stop the washing machine before the programme has ended, turn
the programme selector to OFF.
Operating Instructions
3
The wash programme can be temporarily interrupted at any time by
pressing the START/PAUSE button. It is then re-started by pressing the
button again.
Washing cycle complete/removing the washing
Once the washing programme has come to an end, END illuminates on
the Programme Progress Display.
If no buttons are pressed within about 3 minutes after the end of the
programme, and the programme selector is not touched, the washing
machine goes into Stand-by mode. Only the END light remains on.
All other indicators on the control panel go off in order to save energy.
You can press any button to cancel the Stand-by mode.
• If the EASY IRON programme was selected, the end of the programme
is followed by the anti-crease phase, which lasts around 30 minutes.
The multi-display indicates a remaining time of 1 minute and the
END light is on. During the anti-crease phase, you can open the door
and remove the washing at any time.
• If Spin Speed 0 (Rinse Hold) was selected, START/PAUSE flashes.
0 1. After a Rinse Hold, the water must first be drained:
– Either press the START/PAUSE button (the water is drained and the
washing is spun according to the selected programme; spin speed can
be changed by pressing the SPIN SPEED button even during the spin
cycle), or
– turn the programme selector to DRAIN and press the START/PAUSE
button (the water is drained without spinning), or
– turn the programme selector to SPIN or SHORT SPIN and press the
START/PAUSE button (the water is drained and the washing is given a
Spin/Short Spin).
When this stage of the programme is completed, the END light comes
on.
2. Open the door.
The door can be opened as soon as DOOR/LIGHT is lit in green
(not if the Programme Protection is activated - see Section "Programme
Protection").
3. Remove the washing.
4. Turn the programme selector to OFF.
5. After the wash, pull out the detergent dispenser drawer slightly to allow it to dry. Leave the door slightly open to air the inside of the washing machine.
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Operating Instructions
3
If the OVER DOSING indicator illuminates, then too much
detergent was used in the washing programme just completed. Observe the dosing recommendations of the detergent manufacturer as well as the load quantity for the next wash.
Important: If the washing machine is not to be used for a long period:
Close the water tap and disconnect the washing machine from the
electricity mains. (Anti-flood: The Aqua Control with Aqua Alarm does
not function if the power supply is interrupted).
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Operating Instructions
Programme Tables
Washing
The tables do not show all the possible settings, only those most likely
to be selected for everyday purposes.
Type of washing,
Care symbol
Cottons/Coloureds2)
è ç
Cottons/Coloureds
ë è ç
max. load
(Dryweight)1)
Possible
Programme
options or
functions
5kg
ENERGY SAVING 60
PRE-WASH
SENSITIVE
STAIN
TIME SAVER
5kg
COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES
20 to 95
PRE-WASH
SENSITIVE
STAIN
TIME SAVER
2.5kg
REFRESH 30
2.5kg
COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES
20 to 60
PRE-WASH
SENSITIVE
STAIN
TIME SAVER
EASY IRON3) 40
PRE-WASH
STAIN
TIME SAVER
Easy-Cares2)
î í ê
1kg
2.5kg
Delicates
ì
Programme selector
Temperature [in °C]
REFRESH 30
2.5kg
(or 15-20m2 DELICATES 30, 40
net curtains)
2.5kg
PRE-WASH
STAIN
TIME SAVER
FASHION 40
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Operating Instructions
Type of washing,
Care symbol
max. load
(Dryweight)1)
Programme selector
Temperature [in °C]
Wool/ Handwash
9 ì ï
2kg
WOOL/P COLD to 40
Silk/Handwash ï
1kg
SILK/P 30
Possible
Programme
options or
functions
TIME SAVER
1) A 10 litre bucket holds around 2.5 kg of dry clothes (cotton).
2) Programme settings for testing in accordance with or in support of EN 60 456
and IEC 60 456, are described in the Chapter "Consumption Values and Programme Times“.
3) Only by keeping wash loads to a max. of 1 kg (roughly 5 to 7 easy-care men's
shirts) can creasing largely be avoided.
Separate Rinsing/Conditioning/Starching/Treating
Max. Load
(dry weight)
Programme selector
Cottons/Coloureds
5kg
STARCHING
Wool/Handwash
2kg
STARCHING + TIME SAVER
button
Type of washing
Separate Spinning
Type of washing
Cottons/Coloureds
Max. Load
(dry weight)
Programme selector
5kg
SPINNING
30
Easy-Cares
2.5kg
Delicates
2.5kg
Wool/ Handwash
2kg
Silk
1kg
SHORT SPIN
Operating Instructions
Maintenance and Cleaning
Control panel
0
Important! Do not use household furniture polish or abrasive cleaners
to clean panel and operating parts.
Wipe over the operating panels with a damp cloth. Use warm water.
Detergent Dispenser Drawer
The detergent dispenser drawer should be cleaned from time to time.
0 1. Pull the detergent dispenser drawer out as far as it will go.
2. Remove the detergent dispenser drawer by pulling sharply.
3. Take the conditioner insert out of the
middle compartment.
4. Clean the conditioner insert under
running water.
5. Clean the separate compartments
with warm water. It is best to use
a flat brush.
6. Push on the conditioner insert
as far as it will go so that it is
securely in place.
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Operating Instructions
7. Use a brush to clean the entire
compartment area of the washing
machine, particularly also the
nozzles on the top side of the
compartment.
8. Set the detergent dispensing
drawer into the guide tracks and
push it in.
Washing Machine Drum
0
The washing machine drum is made from rust-free stainless steel. Any
objects left in the laundry which are likely to rust can stain the drum.
Important! Do not clean the stainless steel drum with descaling agents
containing acids, scouring agents containing chlorine or iron, or steel
wool. Your local AEG Service Force Centre has suitable agents available.
Remove any rust stains on the drum using a stainless steel cleaning
agent.
Maintenance Wash
3
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.
0 1. Select the hottest cotton wash programme.
2. Use a normal measure of detergent, must be a powder.
Main door
0
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Regularly check to see if there are deposits or foreign objects in the
rubber seal behind the door, and remove them.
Operating Instructions
Cleaning the drain pump
Paper clips, nails and so on can sometimes get into the washing machine with the washing and remain in the drain pump casing. Fluff and
strands of fabric can gather on these items and block the drain pump.
Therefore the drain pump should be cleaned at least once a year.
Warning! Switch off the washing machine and pull out the mains plug
before cleaning the drain pump.
0 1. First carry out emergency emptying (see section "Carrying out emergency emptying“).
2. Place a towel on the floor in front of the cover of the drain pump.
Surplus water may flow out.
3. Unscrew the drain pump cover anticlockwise and pull it out.
1
4. Remove any foreign bodies from the
pump housing.
5. Replace the cover. Insert the webs on
the cover laterally into the guide slots
and screw on the cover securely clockwise.
6. Close the emergency emptying hose and
place it in the holder.
7. Close the flap.
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Operating Instructions
What to do if...
Trouble Shooting
If the appliance is not working correctly, please carry out the following
checks before contacting your local Service Force Centre. 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.
• If the fault code C1 oder C2 is shown in the
multi-display, you may be able to remedy
the fault yourself (see the Fault table below).
After clearing the fault, press the START/PAUSE button. If the fault
code is shown again, contact your local Service Force Centre.
• For all other faults displayed in the multi-display, please contact your
local AEG Service Force Centre, stating the fault code.
Problem
The washing machine
does not work.
The door cannot be
closed.
Possible Cause
Remedy
The mains plug is not inserted.
Insert the mains plug.
The house fuse has blown.
Replace the fuse.
The door is not closed properly.
Close the door - there should
be an audible click.
The START/PAUSE button
was not pressed for long
enough.
Press and hold the START/
PAUSE button until the programme starts.
The child safety device is
switched on.
Release the child safety feature (see section "Child
safety feature").
The water tap is closed.
Open the water tap.
Close the water tap. DisconThe filter in the socket of the
nect the hose from the water
Water is not entering. inlet hose connection is
tap, remove the filter and
Fault code (1 appears. blocked.
clean under running water.
Water tap is blocked with
limescale or is faulty.
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Check the water tap and
have it repaired if necessary.
Operating Instructions
Problem
Possible Cause
Remedy
Remove the transit packagThe transit packaging has not ing as described in the Installation and Connection
been removed.
instructions.
The machine is not level.
The washing machine
vibrates when operating or is noisy.
Adjust the feet according to
the Installation and Connection instructions.
There is very little washing in
This does not affect the opthe drum (for example, one
eration of the machine.
dressing gown).
Water could not be fully
drained out before spinning,
because the
drain hose is kinked or the
water pump is blocked.
Check the drain hose and remove any kink if necessary or
clean the water pump and if
necessary remove foreign
bodies from the pump housing.
It may be necessary to reduce the amount of deterExcessive foaming dur- Probably too much detergent
gent used. Follow the
ing the main wash.
has been used.
manufacturer's recommendations.
The screw connection on the Tighten the inlet hose screw
inlet hose is leaking.
connection.
Water leaks out of the
washing machine.
The drainage hose is leaking.
Check the drainage hose and
replace if necessary.
The drain pump cover is not
correctly closed.
Close the cover correctly.
Washing is caught in the
door.
Stop the programme and remove the washing caught in
the door. Restart the programme.
The emergency emptying
hose is not correctly closed
or is leaking.
Close the emergency emptying hose (see Section “Carry
out emergency emptying”).
Call your local Service Force
Centre, if the emergency
emptying hose is leaking.
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Operating Instructions
Problem
Possible Cause
Remedy
The drain pump runs
constantly, even when
the machine is
switched off.
The Aqua Control anti-flood
system has been activated.
Close the water tap, remove
the mains plug and inform
your local Service Force Centre.
Fabric softener was
not rinsed in, the æ
compartment is filled
with water.
The insert in the compartment for conditioners is not
correctly attached or is
blocked.
Clean the detergent
dispenser drawer and attach
the conditioner insert correctly.
Probably too much washing
has been put in the drum.
Pay attention to the maximum load quantity (see the
Programme Tables). In the
case of easy-care fabrics, select the EASY IRON programme.
The drain hose is kinked.
Remove the kink.
The maximum pump height
(outlet height 1m from the
base surface of the appliance) is exceeded.
Contact your local Service
Force Centre. For pumping
heights over 1 m a conversion kit is available as a special accessory.
The washing is heavily
creased.
Washing is not spun
thoroughly and water
remains visible in the
drum.
Fault code (2 appears. The drain pump is blocked.
The door cannot be
opened when the
washing machine is
switched off.
For siphon attachments: the
siphon is clogged
Clean the siphon.
The door is locked for safety
reasons (the DOOR indicator
is not lit).
Wait until DOOR indicator
is lit green.
Release the Programme ProThe Programme Protection is
tection (see "Programme
set.
Protection").
The washing machine is in
Stand-by mode.
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Switch off the machine and
disconnect the mains plug.
Clean the drain pump.
Press the DOOR button
again.
Operating Instructions
Problem
Possible Cause
The water tap is not fully
opened.
Remedy
Turn the water tap on fully.
Remnants of detergent
Close the water tap. Unscrew
are building up in the The inlet hose filter in the
the inlet hose from the water
detergent drawer.
coupling of the inlet hose at
tap and from the machine.
the tap is blocked.
Clean the filter.
The rinse water is
cloudy.
The cause is probably a detergent with a high silicate
content.
This has no negative effects
on rinse results; use a liquid
detergent, if necessary.
When pressing a programme option butThe selected programme opton, the corresponding tion cannot be combined
Make another selection.
display does not light
with the set programme.
up.
Only END is illuminated The washing machine is in
on the control panel.
Stand-by mode.
Press any of the buttons.
Only WASH TIME is lit
on the panel and the
WASH TIME display
shows a number between 1 and 19.
Delay Start Timer is running,
Press any of the buttons to
and the washing machine is
cancel Stand-by mode.
in Stand-by mode.
The Programme
Progress Display is
flashing continuously.
Programme Protection is
switched on; the programme
selector has been moved
during the washing cycle.
Turn the programme selector back to the original position (see “Programme
Protection”).
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Operating Instructions
If the washing results are not satisfactory
If the washing turns greyish and limescale deposits are present in
the drum
• Insufficient detergent has been added.
• Incorrect detergent was used.
• Stains were not pre-treated.
• Programme or temperature was not set correctly.
• If using modular detergents, the individual components were not
used in the correct ratio.
If there are still grey stains on the washing
• Soiled garments with ointments, grease or oils were washed with insufficient detergent.
• The temperature selected for the wash was too low.
• A frequent cause is that fabric softener - particularly a concentrated
one - has come into contact with the washing. Wash out these types
of stains as soon as possible and use the fabric softener carefully.
If after the last rinse foam is still visible
• Modern detergents can still cause foam in the final rinse cycle. However, the washing is still sufficiently rinsed.
If there are white residues on the washing
• These are insoluble contents of modern detergents. They are not the
result of an insufficient rinse. Shake out the washing or brush it off.
Turn the washing inside out before washing it. Review your choice of
detergent and if necessary use liquid detergent.
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Operating Instructions
Carrying out an emergency emptying
• If the washing machine no longer pumps out the water, emergency
emptying must be carried out.
• If the washing machine is located in a room in which below freezing
temperatures might occur, emergency emptying must be carried out.
Furthermore: unscrew the inlet hose from the water tap and drain off
the water. Empty the drainage hose.
Warning! Switch off the washing machine and pull out the mains plug
prior to performing emergency emptying.
Warning! The water, which flows out of the emergency emptying hose
can be hot. First allow the water to cool down before you carry out the
emergency emptying.
0 1. Have a flat container on hand to catch the water.
2. Pull down the flap in the right corner of
the base strip outwards and pull it off.
1
3. Remove the emergency emptying hose
from its holder.
4. Place the container under the hose.
5. Detach the plug of the emergency emptying hose by turning it anticlockwise
and pull it out.
The water runs out. Depending on the
amount of water, it may be necessary to
empty the collecting vessel several
times. To do this, close the emergency
emptying hose temporarily with the
plug.
Discard the water from the container, replace it under the emergency
emptying hose and remove the plug from the hose.
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Operating Instructions
When the water is completely drained:
6. Push the plug securely into the emergency emptying hose and turn it
clockwise to secure it.
7. Replace the emergency emptying hose in its holder.
8. Put on the flap and close.
Emergency unlocking of the door
If the door cannot be opened, it can be opened using the emergency
unlock feature.
Warning! If it is necessary to unlock the door manually, always ensure
that the washing machine has been disconnected from the electricity
supply first.
0 1. If water can be seen in the window of the door, first perform and emergency emptying (see section "Carry out emergency emptying“).
2. Pull down the flap in the right hand
side of the base panel.
3. Turn the rotary knob clockwise using a
coin. The door springs open.
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Additional rinse cycle (RINSE+)
The washing machine is set for very economical water consumption.
However, people who suffer from allergies to detergents, it can be
helpful to rinse with extra water.
3
If this function is selected, an extra rinse is added to the COTTONS/
LINEN, EASY-CARES, EASY IRON and DELICATES programmes.
When delivered, the machine is not set for the additional rinse.
To set the additional rinse:
0 1. Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
2. Press and hold the SENSITIVE button for at least 5 seconds.
When the button has been pressed for 5 seconds, RINSE+ flashes on
the Programme Progress display for 5 seconds.
3. While RINSE+ is flashing, release the SENSITIVE button.
When it stops flashing, the additional rinse is set. It remains set until
cancelled again.
When the additional rinse has been set, the RINSE+ indicator flashes
on the display before the programme starts and during the additional
rinse.
4. If you want to check whether the additional rinse has been set:
– Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
– Push the SENSITIVE button briefly.
If RINSE+ flashes on the Programme Progress display, the additional
rinse has been set.
To cancel the additional rinse:
0 1. Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
2. Press and hold the SENSITIVE button for at least 5 seconds.
As soon as the button is pressed, RINSE+ flashes on the Programme
Progress display. After 5 seconds, RINSE+ stops flashing and remains lit
continuously for another 5 seconds.
3. While RINSE+ is lit continuously, release the SENSITIVE button.
When RINSE+ is no longer lit, the additional rinse has been cancelled.
3
An additional rinse cycle increases water consumption and the programme duration.
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Operating Instructions
Water cooling
It may be necessary to cool the water before draining, to prevent thermal damage to the plastic outlet pipes.
3
The water is cooled before draining out at the end of the main wash
(by adding cold water).
(This setting is only available with the COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES
programmes, with temperatures over 40 °C.)
When the washing machine is delivered, water cooling is not set, except
for the SENSITIVE programme option.
To set the water cooling function:
0 1. Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
2. Press and hold the PRE-WASH button for at least 5 seconds.
When the button has been pressed for 5 seconds, MAIN WASH flashes
on the Programme Progress display for 5 seconds.
3. While MAIN WASH is flashing, release the PRE-WASH button.
When it stops flashing, water cooling has been set. The function remains set until cancelled again.
4. If you want to check whether water cooling has been set:
– Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
– Press the PRE-WASH button briefly.
If MAIN WASH flashes on the Programme Progress display, water cooling has been set.
To cancel water cooling:
0 1. Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
2. Press and hold the PRE-WASH button for at least 5 seconds.
As soon as the button is pressed, MAIN WASH flashes on the Programme Progress display. After 5 seconds, MAIN WASH stops flashing
and remains lit continuously for another 5 seconds.
3. While MAIN WASH is lit continuously, release the PRE-WASH button.
When MAIN WASH is no longer lit, water cooling has been cancelled.
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The water cooling function raises water consumption and extends programme time.
Additional rinse cycle and water cooling
You can combine the additional rinse and water cooling functions.
Set the two functions as described under "Additional rinse cycle" and
"Water cooling".
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Operating Instructions
Variomatic spin
The variomatic spin is integrated into the final spin. The washing does
not cling to the side of the drum as much and can be taken out more
easily. This can be set with the COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES programmes.
To set Variomatic Spin:
0 1. Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
2. Press and hold the STAIN button for at least 5 seconds.
When the button has been pressed for 5 seconds, the END light flashes
on the Programme Progress display for 5 seconds.
3. While END is flashing, release the STAIN button. When it stops flashing,
Variomatic Spin has been set. It remains set until cancelled again.
4. If you want to check whether Variomatic Spin has been set:
– Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
– Press the STAIN button briefly.
If the END light flashes on the display, Variomatic Spin is set.
To cancel Variomatic Spin:
0 1. Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.
2. Press and hold the STAIN button for at least 5 seconds.
As soon as the button is pressed, the END light flashes on the Programme Progress display. After 5 seconds, the END light stops flashing
and remains continuously lit for another 5 seconds.
3. While END is continuously lit, release the STAIN button. When END is
no longer lit, Variomatic Spin has been cancelled.
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Operating Instructions
Programme Protection
To protect a programme setting against unintentional changes or tampering (for example, programme selector turned or buttons pressed accidentally, etc.), set the Programme Protection. This will protect your
washing from damage.
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The Programme Protection can be set or released at any time while the
programme is running.
Setting the Programme Protection:
0 1. Set the desired programme.
2. Press the START/PAUSE button to start the programme.
3. Press and hold the PRE-WASH and SENSITIVE buttons at the same time,
for around 5 seconds. The programme progress display flashes for
5 seconds;
The Programme Protection is now set.
3
No other settings can be selected as long as the Programme Protection
is active. The door cannot be opened with the DOOR/LIGHT button.
Also, when the wash cycle is completed, the Programme Protection
must be released before the door can be opened.
If one of the buttons is pressed to try to change the setting while the
wash programme is running, the programme progress display flashes
for 5 seconds.
If the programme selector is turned to try to change the setting, the
programme progress display flashes until the programme selector is returned to its original setting. This does not affect the wash cycle.
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The programme selector must be at the original position before the
Programme Protection can be cancelled.
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Cancelling the Programme Protection:
Press and hold the PRE-WASH and SENSITIVE buttons at the same time,
for around 5 seconds. The programme progress display flashes for
5 seconds, then remains lit steadily for 5 seconds. The Programme Protection is now released.
Operating Instructions
Child Safety Feature
If the child safety feature is set,
the door cannot be closed and no
washing programme can be
started.
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1
0
Setting the child safety feature
Use a coin to turn the rotary knob
on the inside of the door clockwise as far as it will go.
Warning! The rotary knob must
not be in a vertical position after
adjustment, otherwise the child
safety feature is not active. The rotary knob must project as shown in
the diagram.
Cancelling the child safety
feature
Turn the rotary knob anticlockwise
as far as it will go.
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Installation and connection instructions
Installation Safety Precautions
• When moving do not tilt the washing machine onto its front or onto
its right hand side (viewed from the front). This is to prevent the possibility of the electronic components becoming wet.
• Before installation inspect the machine for transport damage. Do not
connect the appliance if it is damaged - contact your retailer.
• Ensure all packaging and transit bolts/bars have been removed, see
„Removal of Transit Packaging“. Failure to remove transit bolts/bars
may cause serious damage to the appliance or property.
• Always insert the plug into a correctly installed earthed socket.
• Any plumbing work required to install this appliance should be
carried out by a plumber or competent person.
• Check that the electricity supply is the same as that indicated on the
appliance´s rating plate.
• Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried
out by an electrician or competent person.
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Installation of the appliance
Transporting the appliance
• Do not place the washing machine on its front or on its right hand
side (viewed from the front). This is to prevent the possibility of the
electronic components becoming wet.
• Never transport the unit without the transport packaging and bolts/
bars. Do not remove the transport packaging until the appliance is at
the installation location. Transporting the unit without the transport
packaging can damage it.
• Never lift the appliance by the door.
When transporting the unit with a sack trolley:
• Attach the sack trolley only at the side. The shovel of the sack trolley
must not be longer than 24 cm, otherwise the float switch can be destroyed.
Remove transport packaging
Important! It is essential to remove the transport packaging before putting the appliance into
operation. Keep all parts of the
transport packaging in a safe
place for future use.
0 1. Open both hose holders on the
appliance's rear side and remove
the hoses and mains cable.
2. Pull both hose holders off the appliance with a strong pull.
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The special spanner (E) and the
caps (D) (2 each) and (G) (1 each)
are supplied with it.
3. Remove the two screws (A) with
the special spanner.
4. Remove the 4 screws (B).
5. Remove the transit bar (C).
6. Screw the 4 screws (B) back in for
safe keeping.
7. Close the 2 large holes with the
caps (D).
Important! When fitting the
plastic caps, press until they snap
into the rear panel securely.
8. Remove the screw F, including the
compression spring with the special spanner E.
9. Cover the hole with the cap G.
Important! When fitting the
plastic caps, press until they snap
into the rear panel securely.
Installation and connection instructions
Installation-Site preparation
• The installation surface must be clean, dry and level. Do not install on
a deep pile carpet.
• Minor unevenness of the floor surface should never be levelled out by
laying pieces of wood, card or similar materials, but should always be
compensated for by adjusting the screw feet.
• If the appliance is installed next to a heat source (e.g. cooking appliance), a heat insulating pad (87 x 57 cm) must be placed between the
appliance and the heat source.
• Do not install the appliance in locations where the temperature may
fall below freezing.
• Please ensure that when the appliance is installed it is easily accessible for the engineer in the event of a breakdown.
Installation on a Suspended Floor
Suspended wooden floors are particularly susceptible to vibration. To
help prevent vibration we recommend you place a waterproof wood
panel, at least 15 mm thick under the appliance, secured to at least
2 floor beams with screws. If possible install the appliance in one of the
corners of the room, where the floor is more stable.
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Installation and connection instructions
Levelling the appliance
Self adjusting foot: The rear foot of your washing machine is designed
like a spring leg. This makes the machine very stable even at high spin
speeds.
If the washing machine is still not stable during spinning, proceed as
follows:
0 1. Set the three adjustable feet to
the nominal value of 10 mm.
Use the supplied spanner.
If the self adjusting foot does
not reach the floor:
2. Manually extend the self
adjusting foot (rear left) to
the required length.
3. Check the appliance is level using
a spirit level.
Important! Never use strips or
shims of wood or cardboard etc.
to compensate for any unevenness in the floor. Always use
the adjustable feet.
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Installation and connection instructions
Electrical Connection
Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried
out by a qualified electrician or competent person.
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WARNING - THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
The manufacturer declines any liability should these safety
measures not be observed.
Before switching on, make sure
the electricity supply voltage is
the same as that indicated on the
appliance rating plate.
The rating plate is located at the
top of the rim of the open door.
The appliance is supplied with a
13amp plug fitted. In the event of
having to change the fuse in the
plug supplied, a 13amp ASTA approved (BS 1362) fuse must be used.
Should the plug need to be replaced
Green & Yellow
for any reason, proceed as described
below.
The wires in the mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the
following code:
Blue
Green and Yellow: Earth
Blue:
Neutral
Brown:
Live
Brown
Cord Clamp
• The wire coloured green and yellow must be connected to the terminal marked with the letter “E“ or by the earth symbol
or coloured
green and yellow.
• The wire coloured blue must be connected to the terminal “N“ or
coloured black.
• The wire coloured brown must be connected to the terminal marked
“L“ or coloured red.
• Upon completion there must be no cut, or stray strands of wire
present and the cord clamp must be secure over the outer sheath.
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WARNING! A cut off plug inserted into a 13 amp socket is a
serious safety (shock) hazard. Ensure that the cut off plug is
disposed of safely.
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.
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;
This appliance is in accordance with the following EU Guidelines:
– Low Voltage Guidelines 73/23 EEC dated 19 February 1973, include
Guideline Change Notice 93/68 EEC
– EMC Guideline 89/336 EEC dated 3 May 1989, including Guideline
Change Notice 92/31 EEC.
This appliance complies with the requirements laid out in the EEC Directive 76/899.
Voltage 240 V AC: Fuse rating 13 amps
See rating plate for further information.
This appliance meets VDE requirements.
Particular regulations of local electricity authorities must be observed.
This appliance conforms to EEC Directive No. 82/499/EWG on radio interference.
1
WARNING! Repairs to electrical appliances must only be carried out by
trained personnel. Improper repairs may lead to serious risks for the
user.
Installation and connection instructions
Water connection
3
The washing machine is provided with safety devices preventing backcontamination of the water supply and complies with local water authority requirements.
This appliance is designed to be permanently plumbed into your home’s
water supply.
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.
Important!
– Appliances for connecting to cold water must not be connected to
hot water.
– Only use new hose sets for the connection.
Water pressure
The appliance is designed to operate within the following water
pressure units. Minimum 1 bar (= 10N/cm2 = 0.1 Mpa), maximum
10 bar (= 100N/cm2 = 1 Mpa).
• If more than 10 bar: Install a pressure-reduction valve upstream
• If less than 1 bar: Unscrew the inlet hose from the appliance at the
inlet solenoid valve and remove the flow regulator (to do this, remove
the filter with needle nose pliers and remove the rubber washer behind the filter). Replace the filter.
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Installation and connection instructions
Inlet Hose Connection
A pressure hose 1.5m in length is supplied.
If a longer inflow hose is required, only a VDE-approved, complete set
of hoses with fitted hose screw connections offered by your local Service Force Centre is permissible.
– Hose sets in lengths of 2.2m, 3.5m and 5m are available for washing
machines without Aqua Control.
– Hose sets in lengths of 2.0m, 2.9m and 3.9m are available for washing machines with Aqua Control.
Important! Never cut hoses into pieces in order to extend them!
Sealing rings are supplied either in the plastic
nuts of the hose screw connection or in the
enclosed pack. Do not use other seals!
0 1. Connect the hose with the angled
connection to the machine.
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Important!
– Do not lay the inlet hose vertically downwards. Instead, turn
it to the right or left as shown
in the diagram.
– Tighten firmly to prevent
leakage but do not use
excessive force.
2. Connect the hose with a straight connection to a
water tap with a screw thread R 3/4 (inches).
Important! Only tighten the screw connection
manually.
3. By slowly opening the water tap before putting
the washing machine into operation it is possible
to check that the connection is free of leaks.
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Water Drainage
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.
Important! It is essential to lay
the drainage hose without kinks.
When discharging into a standpipe 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.
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.
Longer drain hoses are available
in lengths of 2.7 and 4 metres
from your AEG Service Force
Centre.
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Installation and connection instructions
If you intend the drain hose from
the washing machine to empty
into a sink, make sure that the
sink is empty and the plug hose
is not blocked. Use the plastic
“U-Piece“ supplied.
Important! The end of the
drainage hose must not be
submerged in the pumped-out
water. Otherwise, the water
could be sucked back into the appliance.
Pump head of greater than 1m
Every washing machine includes a wash water pump for the removal of
wash and rinse water, which can pump fluids through the outlet hose
up to a height of 1m, measured from the surface on which the machine
stands.
For pump heads of greater than 1m please contact your local
AEG Service Force Centre.
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Technical data
Height Adjustment
Load (depending on the
programme)
Area of use
Drum speed, spinning
Water pressure
approx. +10 / -5mm
max. 5kg
Domestic
see rating plate
1-10bar
(=10-100 N/cm2= 0.1-1.0 Mpa)
Dimensions
(dimensions in mm)
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Warranty conditions
Warranty conditions
Great Britain
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
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Guarantee Conditions
AEG offer the following guarantee to the first purchaser of this appliance.
The guarantee is valid for 12 months commencing when the appliance is handed over
to the first retail purchaser, which must be verified by purchase invoice or similar documentation.
The guarantee does not cover commercial use.
The guarantee covers all parts or components which fail due to faulty workmanship or
faulty materials. The guarantee does not cover appliances where defects or poor performance are due to misuse, accidental damage, neglect, faulty installation,
unauthorised modification or attempted repair, commercial use or failure to observe
requirements and recommendations set out in the instruction book.
This guarantee does not cover such parts as light bulbs, removable glassware or plastic,
dust bags or filters.
Should guarantee repairs be necessary the purchaser must inform the nearest customer
service office (manufacturer´s service or authorised agent). AEG reserves the right to
stipulate the place of the repair (i. e. the customer´s home, place of installation or AEG
workshop).
The guarantee or free replacement includes both labour and materials.
Repairs carried out under guarantee do not extend the guarantee period for the appliance. Parts removed during guarantee repairs become the property of AEG.
The purchaser´s statutory rights are not affected by this guarantee.
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 connot 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 appliances.
France
Senlis
+33 (0) 44 62 29 29
Germany
Nürnberg
+49 (0) 800 234 7378
Italy
Pordenone
+39 (0) 800 117511
Sweden
Stockholm
+46 (0) 8 672 5360
UK
Slough
+44 (0) 1753 219899
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Index
Index
A
O
Aqua Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 28, 36
Automatic adjustment foot . . . . . . . . . . 9, 50
Opening the door . . . . . . .23, 27, 36, 40, 44
Over dosing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28
C
P
Child safety feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34, 45
Circulation pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 33
Coloureds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 29, 30
Conditioner . . . . . . . . . 9, 11, 18, 19, 24, 30
Correcting the programme . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Cottons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17, 29, 30
Cottons/Linen, Easy-Cares . . . . . . . . . .10, 29
Customer Service . . . . . . . . . .15, 32, 34, 64
Pre-wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 20, 24, 29
Pre-wash detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 24
Programme option buttons . . . . .12, 20, 29
Programme Progress Display . . . . . . . . . . .26
Programme Protection . . . . . . . . .23, 27, 44
D
Delay timer . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 12, 22, 25,
Delicates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 17,
Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 18, 19,
Detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . 9,
Draining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11,
37
29
25
24
11
27
E
Easy Iron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 29,
Easy-Cares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17,
Emergency emptying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emergency unlocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy-Saving programme . . . . . . . . .12,
36
29
39
40
29
F
Fashion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 29
H
Handwash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 30
Handwashable
silk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 30
wool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 30
Rating plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 51, 52, 64
Refresh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 29
Rinse Hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 21, 27
Rinse+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
Rinsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Risk of frost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 39
S
Sensitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 20
Service & Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Short Spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Silk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 17, 30
Soaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 22
Soaking agent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
Softener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 9, 24
Spinning . . . . . . . . . . 11, 19, 21, 23, 26, 30
Stain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 12, 20, 29
Stand-by mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25, 36, 37
Starching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 30
Stopping the programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
T
Time Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13, 20, 29
U
I
update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
In-wash stain treatment products . . . . . . 24
W
L
Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 34, 58
Wash time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Water
hardness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 18
softener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8, 9, 18, 24
Water cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Wool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11, 17, 30
Linen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14, 29
M
Moisture% / Loading% . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Multi-display . . . . . . . . . . 10, 25, 26, 34, 64
N
Net curtains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
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Service & Spare Parts
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
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:
0870 5 929 929
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, post code and your telephone number.
2. Clear and concise details of the fault.
– What is the fault?
– When does the fault occur?
– Does the multi-display issue an error-message?
3. The model, production number and product identification number.
4. Date of purchase.
This information can be found on
the rating plate, so you have these
numbers to hand we recommend
you write them below.
PNC .....................................................
S-No. .....................................................
Customer Care
For general enquiries regarding your AEG appliance, or further information on AEG products please contact our customer care department
by letter or telephone at the address below or visit our website at
www.aeghome.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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