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Instruction manual
English, 1
IInstallation, 2-3
Where to install the tumble dryer
Electrical connections
Levelling the tumble dryer
Before you start your dryer
Description of the tumble dryer, 4-5
Front side
Rear side
Control panel
How to carry out a drying cycle, 6
Starting and selecting a programme
Programmes and options, 7-8-9
IDVA 735
IDVA 735 S
Programme chart
Special programmes
Opening the door
Laundry, 10-11
Sorting laundry
Care labels
Special items
Drying times
Warnings and suggestions, 12
General safety
Information on recycling and disposal
Saving energy and respecting the environment
Care and maintenance, 13
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Keep this manual at hand for immediate reference
whenever necessary. Always store this manual close to the
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
Disconnecting the power supply
Cleaning the filter after each cycle
Checking the drum after each cycle
Cleaning the tumble dryer
Troubleshooting, 14
Assistance and Guarantee, 15-16-17
Spare parts
Read these instructions carefully: the following pages
contain important information on installation and useful
suggestions for operating the appliance.
Where to install the tumble dryer
EN • Install the dryer far from gas
10 mm
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
15 mm
15 mm
the machine and the walls or
furniture units adjacent to it. This
ensures adequate air circulation. Make sure the air inlets on
the rear panel are not blocked or obstructed.
• You should also make sure that the room in which the
tumble dryer is installed is not damp, and that it is
adequately ventilated.
• We do not recommend that the dryer is installed in a
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.
This appliance gently dries laundry by taking in cold, clean and
relatively dry air, heating it and passing it through the fabric.
To facilitate the drying process, damp air is expelled at the
rear, through a ventilation hose. When the dryer is in use, there
has to be adequate ventilation to avoid a back flow of gases
into the room from appliances burning other fuels, including
open fires.
Mobile ventilation system
When using the tumble dryer with the mobile ventilation
system, a ventilation hose must be connected. The hose
should be securely fastened to the ventilation hole at the rear of
the appliance (see “Description of the tumble dryer”). We
recommend the hose is connected to an outlet near the tumble
dryer, if possible. If it cannot be installed in a permanent spot,
the tumble dryer will still function perfectly well if the ventilation
hose is passed through a partially-opened window.
Make sure you do not point the ventilation hose towards the
air inlet, which is located on the rear of the appliance.
The ventilation hose should not exceed a maximum length of
2.4 metres; it should also be shaken frequently to remove any
fluff, dust or water deposits inside it. Make sure you do not
crush the hose.
Fixed ventilation system
We recommend the ventilation hose is connected to a
ventilation system for windows or doors, available from the
retailer which originally sold you the appliance or from your
local spare parts stockist.
Wall ventilation hole
1. Leave an opening in the wall
to the left of the tumble dryer
installation site.
2. Make the hose as short and
straight as possible, in order to
prevent any moisture from
condensing and leaking back
into the appliance.
A 3. The hole in the wall must
also be straight and pointing
downwards, so that the flow of air coming out is not
Areas A and B should be checked frequently, to prevent the
accumulation of fluff or debris, particularly if the tumble dryer
is used very often. The hose adaptor must be fitted
correctly, in order to prevent damp air from coming back
into the room.
Window ventilation hole
The ventilation hole should be
directly behind the dryer in
order to keep the hose as short
as possible.
Make sure you do not push
the tumble dryer too far
backwards, as this could lead
to the ventilation hose being
crushed, bent or even
There should be no cuts, kinks or “U”-shaped bends in the
hose, as these could impede ventilation or trap
Ventilation through an open window
The end of the hose must be
facing downwards, in order to
prevent the hot, damp air from
forming condensation in the
room or the tumble dryer.
Make sure that the tumble dryer is adequately ventilated,
and that the end of the ventilation hose is not pointing
towards the air inlet pipe on the rear of the appliance.
The ventilation hose must always be fitted to ensure
optimum performance.
Make sure that the ventilation hose and the air inlet vents
are not obstructed or blocked.
Do not let the tumble dryer recirculate exhaust air.
Improper use of the tumble dryer may result in fire hazards.
The air emitted by the tumble dryer must not be expelled in
the same duct as used for the fumes produced by different
appliances which burn gas or other fuels.
Do not discharge the exhaust air into an extraction system
or any duct with an extractor fan. This will affect the way the
thermal controls operate and can result in a fire hazard.
Electrical connections
Levelling the tumble dryer
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.
The tumble dryer should be installed level in order to
operate correctly.
After installing the tumble
dryer in its permanent
position, make sure it is
level; check its side-to-side
levelling first, followed by
If the tumble dryer is not
perfectly level, use a wooden
block to support it while you
adjust the two front feet, up
or down as necessary.
Moulded plug
Before you start your dryer
Once the tumble dryer is installed, clean the inside of the
drum before operating it and remove any dirt accumulated
during transportation.
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.
13A ASTA approved fuse
to BS 1362.
Blue (Neutral) wire to
terminal marked ”N” or
coloured black.
13 ampere fuse
Brown (live) wire to teminal
marked “L” or coloured
If the plug being replaced is a non-rewirable type, then the
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.
Description of
the tumble dryer
Front side
Rear side
Control panel
Serial number
and model
Rating Plate
Air inlet
Caution, high
Connection for
ventilation hose
Control panel
selection knob
Options buttons
and indicator
Start/Pause button
and indicator light
Clean filter
indicator light
Drying phase or
delayed start
indicator lights
ON/OFF/Reset button
Pressing the button normally will cause the machine to switch on or off. If the button is pressed for 3 seconds while the dryer is in
function, the machine will switch off and the running cycle will reset.
Programme selection knob
Allows for setting the programme: turn until the indicator points towards the desired programme (see Starting and selecting a
Options buttons
Allow for selecting the options available for the selected programme. The relative indicator lights turn on when the option has been
selected (see Programmes and options).
START/PAUSE button and indicator light
When the green light flashes slowly, press the button to start the programme. When the cycle is under way, the indicator light remains
on. To put the programme into pause mode, press the button again; the indicator light will turn orange and start flashing again.
To resume the programme from the point it was interrupted, press the button again (see Start and programme selection).
Indicator lights
The indicator lights provide important information. They indicate the following:
“Clean filter” indicator light
Before each programme, the “Clean filter” indicator light
dryer (see Care and maintenance).
signals that it is essential to clean the filter each time before using the tumble
“Drying phases” indicator lights
indicator light signals that the drying phase is running.
indicator light signals that the cooling phase is running.
The END indicator light signals that the programme has ended.
“Delay start” indicator light
If the ”Delay start” option has been activated (see “Programmes and options”), after the programme has started, the indicator
light corresponding to the chosen delay time will start flashing:
As time passes, the remaining delay will be displayed and the corresponding indicator light will flash:
Once the set delay time ends, the flashing LED will turn off and the set programme will start.
How to carry out
a drying cycle
Starting and selecting a programme
1. Plug the dryer into the power supply socket.
2. Select the programme according to the type of laundry (see Laundry).
3. Open the door, ensure that the filter is clean and securely placed.
4. Load the machine, making sure that no piece of laundry gets between the door and the door seal. Close the door.
5. Press the ON/OFF button to start the machine.
6. After consulting the programme chart and the indications for each type of fabric (see Laundry), turn the Programme selection
knob to the programme corresponding to the type of laundry to be dried (see Programmes and options).
Warning: If the position of the programme selection knob changes after pressing the START/PAUSE button, the selected
programme will NOT be modified. To modify the programme, press the START/PAUSE button to put the programme in pause
mode (the indicator light flashes orange), then select a new programme and the relative options. Press the START/PAUSE button
to start the new programme.
7. If required, set the time of the delayed start and any other options (see Programmes and options).
8. Press the START/PAUSE 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/PAUSE button to resume machine operation.
9. 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.
10. When the END indicator light turns on, the programme has ended. Open the door, remove the laundry then clean the filter and
replace it.
If the “Post anti-crease” option was selected and laundry is not removed immediately, the drum will rotate garments at intervals for
10 hours or until the door is opened.
11. Disconnect the dryer from the power supply.
Standby mode
This tumble dryer, in compliance with new energy saving regulations, is fitted with an automatic standby system which is enabled
after about 30 minutes if no activity is detected. Press the On/Off button briefly and wait for the machine to start up again.
Programmes and options
Programme chart
Compatible options
Ready to wear
Pre anti-crease – Post anti-crease – Delay start
Cotton Cupboard dry
Pre anti-crease – Post anti-crease – Delay start
Cotton Iron dry
Pre anti-crease – Post anti-crease – Delay start
Synthetics Cupboard dry
Pre anti-crease – Post anti-crease – Delay start
Synthetics Iron dry
Pre anti-crease – Post anti-crease – Delay start
Eco Time
Pre anti-crease – Post anti-crease – Delay start
Sport Intensive
Pre anti-crease – Post anti-crease – Delay start
Sport Light
Pre anti-crease – Post anti-crease – Delay start
Special Shoes
2 pairs
All option are available
Timed drying
30 - 60 - 90 - 120 - 150 minutes
Special/Sport/Partial Programmes
Eco Time Programme
This programme is ideal for safely drying small loads in a short time, thereby optimising energy consumption. Suitable for loads of
up to 2 kg, it lasts about 60 minutes. The programme may last longer depending on the size and density of the load and on the
spin speed used during the wash cycle
We recommend checking whether garments are labelled with the symbol and to turn them inside out before drying them.
Wool Programme
This programme is specific for items that withstand tumble drying and are labelled with the symbol. It is suitable for loads of up
to 1 kg (about 3 jerseys). We recommend turning the garments inside out before drying them. This programme lasts about 60
minutes, although it may last longer depending on the size and density of the load and on the spin speed used during the wash
cycle. Garments dried with this programme are usually ready to be worn, although the edges of heavier garments may be slightly
damp. Leave them to dry naturally, as an additional drying process may damage them.
Unlike other materials, the shrinking process in wool is irreversible, i.e. the garment does not resume its original dimension and
This programme is not suited for acrylic items.
Sport Intensive Programme
This programme is designed for safely drying garments such as tracksuits and shorts bearing the symbol. It is ideal for clothes
which do not need to be dried fully. Suitable for loads of up to 4 kg, it lasts about 80 minutes, although it may last longer
depending on the size and density of the load and of the spin speed used during the wash cycle. We suggest turning garments
inside out before drying them.
Sport Light Programme
This programme is designed for safely drying garments such as tracksuits and shorts bearing the symbol. It is ideal for those
garments that do not need to be dried fully or which have to be ironed. Suitable for loads of up to 4 kg, it lasts about 70 minutes,
although it may last longer depending on the size and density of the load and of the spin speed used during the washing cycle. We
suggest turning garments inside out before drying them.
Special Shoes Programme
This programme is specific for drying sports shoes of sizes 37-46. The shoes must have been previously washed and spun at a
minimum spin speed of 400 revolutions.
A specific shoe rack is provided and must be used, otherwise the dryer will be damaged if shoes are dried in the drum. Remove the
filter from its holder on the front part of the dryer and position the shoe rack.
Place shoelaces inside the shoes then load with the tips of the shoes facing downwards and the soles frontwards.
Drying times vary according to the shape and type of the shoe. If the shoes are not completely dry at the end of the programme,
restart the programme.
Do not dry shoes that have gel or flashing lights inside them. Only dry shoes made of synthetic material or rope. Once the
programme ends, remove the shoe rack and replace the filter into its holder.
A short programme suitable for refreshing fibres and garments through the emission of cool air. It lasts about 20 minutes.
As this is not a drying programme, it is not to be used for garments that are still wet.
Timed drying cycle (30’ - 60’ - 90’ - 120’ - 150’)
This programme can be used instead of the automatic programmes when you desire setting a time for the drying cycle. It is ideal
for drying damp laundry with the low heat setting or for small loads.
The duration of the timed drying cycle to be selected depends on the size of the load and on the fabric to be dried (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 minutes
30 or 60
30 or 60
2 kg
30 or 60
30 or 60
90 or 120
3 kg
30 or 60
60 or 90
4 - 5 kg
60 or 90
6 - 7 kg
90 or 120
The options allow for customising the selected programme according to one’s own needs.
Delay start
The start of some programmes (see Programmes and options) may be delayed up to 9 hours. Press the button repeatedly to
enter the desired delay time. Before setting a delayed start, make sure that the filter is clean.
Post Anti-Crease
When this option is selected, the drum rotates garments at intervals after the cold drying cycle has ended, in order to avoid
creases forming on garments if they cannot be immediately removed at the end of the programme. During this phase, the indicator
light is turned on.
Pre Anti-Crease
When this option is selected in addition to the “Delay start” option, the drum rotates garments at intervals during the delay period
to avoid creases forming.
High Heat
When a drying time is selected, pressing this button sets high heat drying and the indicator light above the button lights up. The
timed programmes are pre-set to low heat.
Not all options are available on all programmes (see Programmes and options).
Opening the door
If the door is opened (or the START/PAUSE button is pressed) while a programme is running, the dryer stops and the following
may occur:
• The START/PAUSE button flashes orange.
• When a delayed start is running, the delay countdown continues. It is necessary to press the START/PAUSE button to resume
the “Delay start” programme. One of the “Delay start” indicator light flashes to signal the delay time entered.
• It is necessary to press the START/PAUSE button to resume the programme. The progress indicator lights signal the running
phase and the START/PAUSE indicator light stops flashing and turns green.
• During the post anti-crease phase, the programme ends. Pressing the START/PAUSE button reactivates a new programme from
the beginning.
• By turning the Programme selection knob, a new programme is selected and the START/PAUSE indicator light flashes green.
This procedure can be used to select the Cold drying programme to cool garments if they are judged to be dry enough.
Press the START/PAUSE button to start the new programme.
Note: In the event of a power cut, turn the power switch off and remove the plug; when the electricity supply returns, press the
START/PAUSE button to resume the programme.
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.
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
May be tumble dried.
Do not tumble dry.
Tumble dry – high heat.
Tumble dry – low heat.
Do not overload the dryer as this may result is reduced
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).
Typical weights
• Glass fibres (certain types of draperies).
Note: 1 kg = 1000 g
• Items which have been previously dry cleaned.
drying performance.
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.
• 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.
Special items
• Amount of laundry: single items and small loads may take
longer to dry.
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.
Drying times
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.
• 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.
• Heat setting.
• Temperature of the room: the lower the temperature of
the room, the longer it will take for the dryer to dry
• 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.
The drying times provided refer to the automatic Cupboard
dry programmes. The weight refers to dry items.
Automatic drying times
High heat
1 kg
20 - 30
High heat
2 kg
34 - 45
1 kg
20 - 40 minutes
Drying times after 800-1000 rpm wash cycles
Half load
3 kg
4 kg
5 kg
45 - 60
60 - 70
70 - 80
Drying times after wash cycles at lower speeds
Half load
2 kg
30 - 50 minutes
6 kg
80 - 100
Full load
7 kg
90 - 120
Full load
3 kg
40 - 70 minutes
Low heat
Drying times after wash cycles at lower speeds
Half load
Full load
1 kg
2 kg
50 - 70 minutes
90 - 130 minutes
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 use.
After use, switch the appliance off and unplug it. Keep the
appliance door closed to prevent children using it as a
• 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 inlet vents on the back of the
dryer must never be obstructed (see Installation).
• Never direct the vent hose towards the air inlet vents on
the back of the dryer.
• 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 use.
• Do not use the dryer unless the filter is properly
positioned (see Care and 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).
• Do not allow lint to build up around the tumble dryer.
• Never climb 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
with normal household waste. Old appliances should
be collected separately in order to optimise the cost of reusing 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 collection.
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 behind of
the dryer seal (see Picture).
Removing the filter:
1. Pull the filter’s plastic handle
upwards (see Picture).
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
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.
Cleaning the tumble dryer
• The external metal and plastic parts and the rubber parts
can be cleaned with the aid of a damp cloth.
• Periodically check the vent hose and all other parts of the
venting system and remove any accumulations of fluff and
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).
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.
The drying cycle does not start.
• A delayed start time has been set (see Programmes and options).
• The START/PAUSE button has been pressed; a short delay follows before the
dryer starts running. Wait for the drying cycle to start; do not press the START/
PAUSE button otherwise the dryer switches to the pause mode and the drying
cycle will not start.
Drying times are too long.
• The filter has not been cleaned (see Care and maintenance).
• The heat setting is not suited to the type of fabric to be dried (see Programmes and
• An incorrect drying time was selected for the type of load (see Laundry).
• The flexible ventilation hose may be blocked (see Installation).
• The air inlet may be blocked or obstructed (see Installation).
• The fixed ventilation flap, on the protective weatherproof cover, may be obstructed
(see Installation).
• The items are too wet (see Laundry).
• The dryer is overloaded (see Laundry).
The programme is finished but
the items are damper than
For safety reasons, the dryer programmes last a maximum of 4 hours. If an
The “Options” and “START/
PAUSE” indicator lights flash and
one of the “Maintenance” or
“Drying phases” indicator lights
turns on without flashing.
• Switch the appliance off and unplug it, then clean the filter (see “Care and
Maintenance”). Reinsert the plug, switch the appliance on and start another
If the problem persists, contact the Technical Assistance Service.
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 lights on the dryer control
panel are off although the dryer is
switched on.
• The dryer has gone into standby mode to save power. This occurs if you have left
the dryer on or have had a power cut. It occurs after 30 minutes:
- if you leave the dryer without starting a programme;
- after your drying programme has finished.
Press the On/Off button and the lights will come on again.
The plug has not been inserted far enough into the socket to make contact.
There has been a power cut.
The 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/PAUSE button has not been pressed (see How to carry out a drying cycle).
automatic programme has not detected the final dampness level required in this
interval, the dryer completes the programme and stops. Check the above points
and repeat the programme; if the items are still damp, contact the Technical
Assistance Centre (see Assistance).
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 having an unqualified person may put the
safety or 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.
Comparative programmes
• recommended programmes for the EN61121 comparative test.
Programme (EN61121)
Programme to be selected
Load size
Cotton drying cycle
Cotton Cupboard dry
7 kg
Cotton drying ironing
Cotton Iron dry
7 kg
Easy care fabric
Synthetic Cupboard dry
3 kg
Note: this is not a complete list of the programme options (see Starting and selecting a programme).
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 the 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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