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Indesit IDC 75 S
Instruction manual
English, 1
Important information, 2-3
Installation, 4
Where to install the tumble dryer
Electrical connections
Preliminary information
Description of the tumble dryer, 5
Control panel
How to carry out a drying cycle, 6
Starting a drying programme
Drying settings, 7
Drying times
Drying programmes and options
IDC 75
Laundry, 8
IDC 75 S
Sorting laundry
Care labels
Special items
Warnings and suggestions, 9
General safety
Information on recycling and disposal
Saving energy and respecting the environment
Care and maintenance, 10
Disconnecting the power supply
Cleaning the filter after each cycle
Checking the drum after each cycle
Emptying the water container after each cycle
Cleaning the condenser unit
Cleaning the tumble dryer
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Keep this manual at hand for immediate reference
whenever necessary. Always store this manual close to the
Troubleshooting, 11
Assistance and Guarantee, 12-13-14
Spare parts
tumble dryer and remember to pass it on to any new owners
when selling or transferring the appliance, so they may
familiarise with the warnings and suggestions herein
Read these instructions carefully: the following pages
contain important information on installation and useful
suggestions for operating the appliance.
Important information
To ensure that the condenser dryer functions
efficiently, the following routine maintenance
procedures must be carried out:
Fluff filter – CLEAN off any fluff build-up on the
filter after each drying cycle.
Failure to clean the filter after each drying cycle
will reduce drying performance. The machine will
take longer to dry and it will consume more
Water container – empty the water container after
each drying cycle.
Step 1
Open the dryer door by pressing
it as shown in the picture.
Step 1
Pull the water container towards
you and remove it completely
from the dryer.
Step 2
Empty all the water in the water
Step 2
Pull out the filter (using two
Step 3
Clean off any fluff build-up on the
internal surface of the filter net.
Step 3
Replace the water container
making sure that it is securely
Failure to empty the water container may cause
the following:
- The dryer stops heating (thus the load may still
be damp at the end of the drying cycle).
- The “Empty water container” light lights up to
signal that the water container is full.
Filling of the Water Container
Step 4
Replace the filter – never operate
the dryer without the filter in
When the dryer is first used water will not
immediately enter the water container as the
pump needs to be primed. This is done
automatically and will take a few minutes, during
this period the efficiency of the drying process is
not affected.
Condenser unit - remove any fluff build-up
from the condenser on a monthly basis.
Step 1
Open the condenser cover
- grip the handle and pull
towards you.
Step 2
Remove the condenser by
turning the 3 catches, then pull
the condenser towards you. (It is
normal for some residual water
to be left in the tubes).
Step 3
Clean the condenser with running
water over the rear side to
remove any fluff deposits.
Step 4
Replace the condenser unit;
make sure that the unit is
securely in place, that all 3
catches are fixed and that the
position arrows on the front end
of the condenser are pointing
Failure to clean the condenser unit may cause
premature faults to the dryer.
Electrical connections
• Install the dryer far from gas
ranges, stoves, radiators or
hobs, as flames may damage it.
If the dryer is installed below a
worktop, ensure there are 10
mm between the upper panel of
the dryer and any objects
above it, and 15 mm between
the sides of the machine and
the walls or furniture units
adjacent to it. This ensures
adequate air circulation.
Before plugging the appliance into the socket, check the following:
• Make sure your hands are dry.
• The socket must have an earth connection.
• The socket must be able to withstand the machine’s
maximum power output as indicated on the data plate (see
Description of the tumble dryer).
• The power supply voltage must fall within the values indicated
on the data plate (see Description of the tumble dryer).
• The socket must be compatible with the dryer’s plug.
Should this not be the case, replace the plug or the socket.
! Do not use extension cords.
! The dryer must not be installed outdoors, even if the space is
sheltered. It can be very dangerous if exposed to rain or storms.
! Once installed, the dryer’s electrical wire and plug must
be within reach.
! The power cord must not be bent or squashed.
! The power cord is supplied fitted with a BS1363 plug
and with a 13 amp BS1362 fuse. If it is necessary to fit a
replacement fuse, it must be a 13 Amp ASTA approved
to BS1362 type. WARNING: The plug must not be used
without a fuse cover. If a replacement fuse holder/cover is
required, it must be of the same colour coding or wording as
shown on the base of the plug.
Replacements are available from authorised dealers.
10 mm
Where to install the tumble dryer
15 mm
15 mm
• The room must be adequately ventilated while the dryer is
running. Make sure that the dryer is installed in a room free of
humidity and with adequate air circulation. The flow of air
around the dryer is essential to allow water to condense
during drying; the dryer will not function properly if it is placed
in an enclosed space or inside a cabinet.
Some condensation may form if the dryer is used in a small
or cold room.
We do not recommend that the dryer is installed in a
Moulded plug
cupboard but the dryer must never be installed behind a
lockable door, a sliding door or a door with a hinge on the
opposite side to that of the dryer door.
Water drain
If your dryer is installed next to a drain the water can be
plumbed into this drain. This does away with the need to
empty the water container. If the dryer is stacked onto or
installed next to a washing machine it can share the same
drain. The height of the drain must be less than 3' (1 m)
from the bottom of the dryer.
Remove existing hose from position shown in picture A
and fit a suitable length of hose and connect as shown
in picture B.
Changing the plug
The wires in the power cord are coloured in accordance
with the following.
Green and Yellow (Earth)
wire to terminal marked
“E”, symbol x, or coloured
green and yellow.
Make sure that the hose is not squashed or kinked
when the dryer is in its final location.
13 ampere fuse
Brown (live) wire to teminal
marked “L” or coloured
! If the plug being replaced is a non-rewirable type, then the
Picture A
13A ASTA approved fuse
to BS 1362.
Blue (Neutral) wire to
terminal marked ”N” or
coloured black.
Less than 1m
Picture B
cut-off plug must be disposed of safely. DO NOT leave it where
it can be inserted into a socket and create a shock hazard.
! The power cord should be checked periodically and replaced
by a cord specially prepared for this dryer and fitted only by
authorized technicians (see Service). New or longer power
cords are supplied at an extra charge by authorized dealers.
! The manufacturer denies any responsibility should any
of these rules not be followed.
! If in doubt about any of the above consult a qualified electrician.
Preliminary information
Once the tumble dryer is installed, clean the inside of the drum before
operating it and remove any dirt accumulated during transportation.
Description of
the tumble dryer
Opening the door
Press the
Rating plate
Water container
Model &
unit (cover
Condenser cover
handle (pull to
Control panel
High Heat
Drying time
selector knob
Empty water
indicator light
Drying time selector knob
This is used to set the drying time: turn the knob in a clockwise direction until the indicator is set to the desired drying time (see
Drying settings). Do not attempt to turn the knob anticlockwise.
High Heat button
It can be used to customise the selected programme in accordance with your own requirements.
START button
Press the button to begin drying.
Empty water container indicator light
The “Empty water container” indicator light
signals that the water container must be emptied.
If the container becomes full during the programme, the tumble dryer will automatically start the cold air cycle.
In order to avoid this procedure, always empty the water container after using the tumble dryer (see Care and maintenance).
How to carry out a drying cycle
Starting a drying programme
1. Plug the dryer into the power supply socket.
2. Select a suitable drying programme for the type of laundry (see Laundry).
3. Open the door, ensure that the filter is clean and securely placed and that the water container is empty and correctly slotted (see
Care and maintenance).
4. Load the machine, making sure that no piece of laundry gets between the door and the relative seal. Close the door.
5. Turn the “Drying time selector” knob until the indicator is pointing towards the most suitable drying time for the type of fabric in
that load. Use the table to check the relationship between fabric type and load capacity (see Drying settings), and make sure you
are familiar with the instructions provided for each type of fabric (see Laundry). Do not attempt to turn the knob anticlockwise.
6. If necessary, set the temperature using the HIGH HEAT button.
7. Press the START button to start the drying cycle.
Laundry can be checked while the drying programme runs and any garments already dry can be removed, while drying continues
for the remaining items. After closing the door, press the START button to resume machine operation.
8. The final COLD DRYING phase (i.e. the fabrics are cooled) activates during the last few minutes of the drying programme; always
allow this phase to terminate.
9. Open the door, remove the laundry then clean the filter and replace it. Empty the water container and put it back in its slot (see
Care and maintenance).
10. Disconnect the dryer from the power supply.
Drying settings
Drying times
The drying time depends on the size of the load and on the type of fabric it contains (see Table).
The cold drying cycle runs during the final 10 minutes of the programme.
For large loads, select the High Heat option if available.
Cotton –
high heat
Synthetics –
high heat
Acrylics –
low heat
1 kg
30 - 40
40 - 50
40 - 60
2 kg
40 - 55
50 - 70
55 - 75
3 kg
55 - 70
70 - 90
4 kg
70 - 80
5 - 6 kg
80 - 120
7 kg
120 - 140
Drying times are approximate and may vary depending on the following:
Amount of water retained by items after the spin cycle: towels and delicate items retain a lot of water.
Fabrics: items of the same fabric, but with different texture and thickness may have different drying times.
Amount of laundry: single items and small loads will take a short time to dry.
Drying: if items are to be ironed, they can be removed from the dryer while still slightly damp. Items that require complete drying
can be left longer.
• Temperature of the room: the lower the temperature of the room, the longer it will take for the dryer to dry clothing.
• Bulk: certain bulky items require special care during the drying process. We suggest removing these items and replacing them in
the dryer once they have been shaken out: repeat this procedure several times during the course of the drying cycle.
Do not over-dry items.
All fabrics contain natural dampness which helps to keep them soft and fluffy.
Drying programmes and options
A short programme suitable for refreshing fibres and garments through the emission of cool air. It lasts about 10 minutes.
As this is not a drying programme, it is not to be used for garments that are still wet.
High Heat button
The high heat button selects the drying temperature. When the button is out low heat is selected and when it is pushed in high heat
is selected.
Sorting laundry
Care labels
• Check the symbols on the care labels of the various
garments to verify whether the garments can be safely
tumble dried.
• Sort laundry according to the type of fabric.
• Empty all pockets and check for loose buttons.
• Close zips and hooks and fasten belts and strings without
tightening them.
• Wring out garments to remove the maximum amount of
water possible.
Always check the care labels, especially when placing
garments in the tumble dryer for the first time. Below are the
most commonly used symbols:
Do not load the dryer when garments are dripping wet.
Items not suitable for tumble drying:
• Items containing rubber parts or similar materials, or
plastic film covering (pillows, cushions or PVC sports
jackets), any type of inflammable object or objects
containing inflammable substances (used towels
containing hairspray).
• Glass fibres (certain types of draperies).
• Items which have been previously dry cleaned.
• Items marked with the ITLC symbol (“Special garments”)
, which may be washed using special household
products. Follow instructions carefully.
• Large bulky items (duvets, sleeping bags, pillows,
cushions, etc.) that expand when dried and hamper air
circulation inside the tumble dryer.
Maximum load sizes
Do not overload the drum.
The following values indicate the weight of dry garments:
Natural fibres: maximum 7 kg
Synthetic fibres: maximum 3 kg
Do not overload the dryer as this may result is reduced
drying performance.
Typical weights
Note: 1 kg = 1000 g
700 g
10 Nappie
1,000 g
300 g
200 g
125 g
Household linen
Duvet cover
(double bed)
1,500 g
1,000 g
Large tablecloth
700 g
Small tablecloth
250 g
Tea cloth
100 g
Bath towel
700 g
Hand towel
350 g
Double bed
500 g
350 g
Single bed sheet
When mixing synthetic fibres with cotton garments, the
latter may still be damp at the end of the drying cycle. If this
happens, simply put them through a short drying cycle.
Note: when setting the duration of the drying cycle,
remember that the cold drying phase runs during the last 10
minutes, during which the dryer does not dry the garments.
May be tumble dried.
Do not tumble dry.
Tumble dry – high heat.
Tumble dry – low heat.
Special items
Blankets and bedcovers: acrylic items (Acilian, Courtelle,
Orion, Dralon) must be dried with great care at low heat.
Avoid drying for long periods.
Creased or pleated garments: read the drying instructions
supplied by the manufacturer.
Starched garments: do not dry together with nonstarched items. Remove the maximum amount of starch
solution possible before placing these items in the dryer. Do
not over-dry: starch turns powdery leaving garments limp –
this defeats its purpose.
and suggestions
This appliance was designed and manufactured in
compliance with current international safety standards. The
following information is provided for safety reasons and
must be read carefully.
General safety
• The final part of a tumble dryer cycle occurs without heat
(cooling cycle) to ensure that the laundry is not damaged
due to excessive temperatures.
• This tumble dryer must not be used by persons (including
children) with physical, sensory or mental impairments or
with little experience and knowledge of the appliance,
unless they are supervised or have been adequately
instructed on its use by the person responsible for their
• This tumble dryer is designed for domestic and nonprofessional use.
• Do not touch the appliance while barefoot or with wet
hands or feet.
• Unplug the appliance by pulling on the plug, not the cord.
• Do not allow children near the appliance while it is in
function. After use, switch the appliance off and unplug it.
Keep the appliance door closed to prevent children using
it as a toy.
• Children must be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
• The appliance must be correctly installed and receive
adequate ventilation. The air intake on the front part of
the dryer and the air vents on the rear must never be
obstructed (see Installation).
• Never use the dryer on carpeting with high pile as this
may prevent air from entering the dryer from the base.
• Check whether the dryer is empty before loading it.
The rear part of the dryer may become very hot:
do not touch it while the appliance is in function.
• Do not use the dryer unless the filter, water container and
condenser are properly positioned (see Maintenance).
• Do not use liquid fabric softener in the dryer; add it to the
final rinse of the wash cycle.
• Do not overload the dryer (see Laundry for the maximum
load sizes).
• Do not add items that are dripping wet.
• Tumble dry items only if they have been washed with
water and detergent, and have been rinsed and put
through a spin cycle. Drying items that have NOT been
washed with water may cause the risk of fire.
• Always read the instructions on the care label carefully
(see Laundry).
• Do not tumble dry items that have been treated with
chemical products.
• Never tumble dry items that are contaminated with
inflammable substances (cooking oil, acetone, alcohol,
petrol, kerosene, stain removers, turpentine, waxes, wax
removers and hairspray), unless they have been washed
in hot water with an extra amount of detergent.
• Do not tumble dry rubber, rubber-backed articles and
garments, cushions with foam rubber padding, latex
foam, rubber, plastic, shower caps, water-resistant
fabrics, nappy pants or liners, polyethylene and paper.
• Remove all objects from pockets, particularly lighters
(risk of explosion).
• Do not tumble dry large, excessively bulky items.
• Do not tumble dry acrylic fibres at high temperatures.
• Complete each programme with the relative cold drying
• Do not switch the tumble dryer off if items that are still
warm are inside it.
• Clean the filter after each use (see Care and maintenance).
• Empty the water container and put it back in place after
each use (see Care and maintenance).
• Clean the condenser unit regularly (see Care and maintenance).
• Do not allow lint to build up around the tumble dryer.
• Avoid climbing on the top of the dryer as this may
damage the appliance.
• Always comply with electrical regulations and
requirements (see Installation).
• Always purchase original accessories and spare parts
(see Assistance).
WARNING: Never stop the dryer before the end of the
drying cycle unless all items have been quickly removed and
hung in order to dispel heat.
Information on recycling
and disposal
As part of our continual commitment towards environmental
protection, we reserve the right to use recycled quality
components to reduce costs for our customers and to
minimise materials wastage.
• Disposing of the packaging materials: follow local
regulations to allow for recycling of packaging materials.
• In order to minimise the risk of injury to children, remove
the door and plug, then cut the power supply cord flush
with the appliance. Dispose of these parts separately to
prevent the appliance from being connected to a power
supply socket.
Disposal of old household appliances
European Directive 2002/96/EC concerning Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) states
that household appliances should not be disposed of
using the normal solid urban waste cycle. Exhausted
appliances should be collected separately in order to
optimise the cost of re-using and recycling materials
comprising the machine, while preventing potential damage
to public health and the environment. The crossed-out
wheeled bin symbol appears on all products to remind
owners of the obligations regarding separate waste
Owners should contact their local authorities or appliance
dealers for further information concerning the correct
disposal of household appliances.
Saving energy and respecting the
• Wring out items before tumble drying them to remove
the maximum amount of water possible (if they are
previously washed in a washing machine, select a spin
cycle). This ensures that energy is saved during tumble
• Always use the tumble dryer at full load to save energy:
single items and small loads may take longer to dry.
• Clean the filter at the end of each cycle to reduce energy
consumption costs (see Care and maintenance).
Care and maintenance
Disconnecting the power supply
Disconnect the dryer when not in use or during cleaning
and maintenance operations.
Cleaning the filter after each cycle
The filter is a fundamental component of the dryer: its
function is to collect lint and fluff that form during drying.
Clean the filter once drying is completed, by rinsing it under
running water or cleaning it with a vacuum cleaner. Should the
filter become clogged, the flow of air inside the dryer will be
seriously hampered: drying times becomes longer and more
energy is consumed. Moreover, the dryer may become
The filter is located in front of the dryer seal (see Picture).
Removing the filter:
1. Pull the filter’s plastic
handle upwards (see
2. Clean the fluff off the filter
and replace it correctly.
Ensure that the filter is
pushed fully home.
Do not use the dryer
unless the filter has been
replaced in its holder.
Checking the drum after each cycle
Rotate the drum manually to remove smaller items
(handkerchiefs) that could have been left inside the dryer.
Cleaning the drum
Avoid using abrasives, steel wool or stainless steel
Emptying the water container after
each cycle
Remove the water container and empty it into a sink or
other suitable drain outlet, then replace it correctly.
Always check the water container and empty it before
starting a new drying cycle.
Cleaning the condenser unit
• Remove the condenser (see Picture below) unit regularly
(monthly) and clean off any fluff deposits from the plates
by rinsing it with cold water running on the rear end of the
Removing the condenser:
1. Disconnect the dryer from the power supply and open the
2. Open the condenser cover (see Picture below), unlock the
three catches by turning them 90° anti-clockwise, then
pull on the grip to remove the condenser.
3. Clean the surface of the seals and replace the unit with the
arrows pointing upwards, while making sure that the
catches are securely fixed.
Cleaning the tumble dryer
• The external metal, plastic and rubber parts can be
cleaned with a damp cloth.
• Clean the front air intake grille regularly (every 6 months)
with a vacuum cleaner to remove any lint, fluff or dust
deposits. Furthermore, remove any lint deposits from the
front part of the condenser and from the filter area, using a
vacuum cleaner every so often.
Do not use solvents or abrasives.
Have the dryer checked regularly by authorised technical
personnel in order to ensure that the electrical and
mechanical parts work safely (see Assistance).
cleaning agents to clean the drum.
A coloured film may appear on the stainless steel drum
surface: it may be caused by a combination of water and/or
cleaning agents such as wash-softeners. This coloured film
does not affect the dryer’s performance.
Condenser unit
Air intake
Condenser unit
Condenser cover
If you feel that the dryer is not working properly, consult the following troubleshooting suggestions before contacting the Technical
Assistance Centre (see Assistance).
Possible causes / Solutions:
The dryer does not start.
Drying times are too long.
• The filter has not been cleaned (see Care and maintenance).
• The water container must be emptied? The “Empty water container” indicator light is
on (see Care and maintenance).
• The condenser needs to be cleaned (see Care and maintenance).
• An incorrect drying time was selected for the type of load (see Laundry).
• The air intake grille is blocked (see “Installation” and “Care and Maintenance”).
• The items are too wet (see Laundry).
• The dryer is overloaded (see Laundry).
The dryer is noisy during the first
few minutes of operation.
• This is normal, especially if the dryer has not been used for a long time. If the noise
persists during the entire cycle, contact the Technical Assistance Centre.
The plug has not been inserted far enough into the socket to make contact.
There has been a power cut.
The fuse has blown. Try connecting another appliance to the same socket.
If an extension cord is used, try connecting the dryer plug directly into the socket.
The door has not been closed properly.
The programme has not been set correctly (see How to carry out a drying cycle).
The START button has not been pressed (see How to carry out a drying cycle).
Before contacting the Technical Assistance
• Follow the troubleshooting guide to check whether
problems can be solved personally (see Troubleshooting).
• If not, switch the dryer off and contact the Technical
Assistance Centre closest to you.
Provide the following data when contacting the
Technical Assistance Centre:
Spare parts
This dryer is a complex machine. Attempting to repair it
personally or with the aid of an unqualified personnel may
put the safety of people at risk, damage the machine or
invalidate the spare parts guarantee.
Always contact a qualified technician when experiencing
problems with this machine. The spare parts were
designed exclusively for this machine and should not be
used for any other purpose.
• name, address and postal code
• telephone number
• type of malfunction
• date of purchase
• the appliance model (Mod.)
• the dryer’s serial number (S/N)
This information can be found on the data plate located
behind the door.
This appliance conforms to the following EEC directives:
- 2006/95/EC (Low Voltage Directive)
- 89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC, 93/68/EEC (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive).
12 Months Parts and Labour Guarantee
Your appliance has the benefit of our manufacturer’s guarantee, which covers the cost of breakdown repairs for twelve
months from the date of purchase.
This gives you the reassurance that if, within that time, your appliance is proven to be defective because of either
workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion, either repair or replace the appliance at no cost to you.
This guarantee is subject to the following conditions:
The appliance has been installed and operated correctly and in accordance with our operating and
maintenance instructions.
The appliance is used only on the electricity or gas supply printed on the rating plate.
The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only.
The appliance has not been altered, serviced, maintained, dismantled, or otherwise interfered with by any
person not authorised by us.
Any repair work must be undertaken by us or our appointed agent.
Any parts removed during repair work or any appliance that is replaced become our property.
The appliance is used in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.
The guarantee does not cover:
Damage resulting from transportation, improper use, neglect or interference or as a result of improper
Replacement of any consumable item or accessory. These include but are not limited to:
plugs, cables, batteries, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and starters, covers and filters.
Replacement of any removable parts made of glass or plastic.
5 Year Parts Guarantee
Indesit also offers you a free 5 year parts guarantee. This additional guarantee is conditional on you registering your
appliance with us and the parts being fitted by one of our authorised engineers. There will be a charge for our engineer's
time. To activate the extra parts warranty on your appliance, simply call our registration line on 08448 24 24 24
(Republic of Ireland 01 230 0800)
Extended Guarantees
We offer a selection of repair protection plans that enable you to fully cover yourself against the expense of repair bills for
the life of your policy. To find the ideal plan for you please call our advice line on
08448 226 226 (Republic of Ireland 01 230 0233).
Free Helpdesk Service
We have a dedicated team who can provide free advice and assistance with your appliance if you experience any
technical difficulties within the first 90 days of ownership. Simply call our Indesit Service Hotline on 08448 224 224
(Republic of Ireland 0818 313 413)for telephone assistance, or, where necessary, to arrange for an engineer to call.
After Sales Service
No one is better placed to care for your Indesit appliance during the course of its working life than us - the manufacturer.
Essential Contact Information
Indesit Service
We are the largest service team in UK and Ireland offering you access to 400 skilled telephone advisors and 1100 fully
qualified engineers on call to ensure you receive fast, reliable, local service.
UK: 08448 224 224
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
Please note: Our advisors will require the following information:
Model number:
Serial number:
Parts and Accessories
We supply a full range of genuine replacement parts as well as accessory products that protect and hygienically clean
your appliance to keep it looking good and functioning efficiently throughout its life.
UK: 08448 225 225
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
Appliance Registration
We want to give you additional benefits of Indesit ownership. To activate your free 5 year parts guarantee you must
register your appliance with us.
UK: 08448 24 24
Republic of Ireland: 01 230 0800
Indesit Company UK Ltd. Morley Way, Peterborough, PE2 9JB
Indesit Company Unit 49 Airways Industrial Estate, Dublin 17
Recycling & Disposal Information
As part of Indesit's continued commitment to helping the environment, Indesit reserves the right to use quality, recycled
components to keep down customer costs and minimise material wastage.
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances carefully. To minimise the risk of injury to children, remove the door, plug
and cut the mains cable off flush with the appliance. Dispose of these parts separately to ensure that the appliance can
no longer be plugged into a mains socket, and the door cannot be locked shut.
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