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Hoover VHV 781NC
INSTRUCTION BOOK
VHV 781C
Vented Tumble Dryer
English
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INDEX
Introduction
Delivery Information
Unpacking the Product
Safety Reminders
Use
Installation
The Laundry
Environmental Issues
Gias Service
Installation
Electrical Requirements
Adjusting the Feet
Ventilation
Installation of the Discharge Hose
Preparing the Load
Clothes Preparation
Sorting the Load
Do Not Tumble Dry
Energy Saving
Controls and Indicators
Selecting the Programme
Door and Filter
Opening the Door
Filter
Filter Care Indicator
Operation
Delay Start Function
Cancelling and Resetting the Programme
Cleaning and Routine Maintenance
Cleaning the Dryer
Technical Specifications
Troubleshooting
Customer Service
Spares
Gias Service
Your Guarantee
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INTRODUCTION
Please read and follow these instructions carefully and operate the machine accordingly. This
booklet provides important guidelines for safe use, installation, maintenance and some useful
advice for best results when using your machine.
Keep all documentation in a safe place for future reference or for any future owners.
Delivery Information
Please check that the following items are
delivered with the appliance:
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Instruction manual
Guarantee card
Vent kit and instructions
Energy label
Check that no damage has occurred to the
machine during transit. If it has, call for service
by GIAS.
Failure to comply with the above can
compromise the safety of the appliance. You
may be charged for a service call if a problem
with your machine is caused by misuse.
UNPACKING THE PRODUCT
Remove the machine from
its packaging close to the
final location of the
machine.
1- Cut carefully around the
base of the packaging and
up one corner.
2- Remove the polythene
sleeve and lift the dryer off
the polystyrene base.
Dispose of the packaging safely. Make sure
it is out of the reach of children,it is a potential
source of danger.
SAFETY REMINDERS
Use
● This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities,or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
● Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
● WARNING Misuse of a tumble dryer may create a fire hazard.
●This machine is solely for domestic use, i.e. to dry household textiles and garments.
●This machine should only be used for its intended purpose as described in this manual. Ensure
that the instructions for installation and use are fully understood before operating the appliance.
● Do not touch the appliance when hands or feet are damp or wet.
● Do not lean on the door when loading the machine or use the door to lift or move the machine.
●Do not allow children to play with the machine or its controls.
● WARNING Do not use the product if the fluff filter is not in position or is damaged; fluff could be
ignited.
● WARNING Where the hot surface symbol is
located the temperature rise during operation
of the tumble dryer may be in excess of 60 degrees C.
● Remove the plug from the electricity supply. Always remove the plug before cleaning the
appliance.
● Do not continue to use this machine if it appears to be faulty.
● Lint and fluff must not be allowed to collect on the floor around the outside of the machine.
● The drum inside may be very hot. Always allow the dryer to complete the cool down period before
removing the laundry.
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SAFETY REMINDERS
Installation
● Check that the product has no visible signs of
damage before use. If damaged do not use and
please call GIAS Service.
● Do not use adapters, multiple connectors
and/or extensions.
● Never install the dryer against curtains and be
sure to prevent items from falling or collecting
behind the dryer.
● The appliance must not be installed behind a
lockable door, a sliding door or a door with a
hinge on the opposite side to that of the tumble
dryer.
The Laundry
●Do not dry unwashed items in the tumble dryer.
● WARNING Do not tumble dry fabrics treated
with dry cleaning fluids.
●WARNING Foam rubber materials can, under
certain circumstances, when heated become
ignited by spontaneous combustion. Items
such as foam rubber (latex foam), shower caps,
waterproof textiles, rubber backed articles and
clothes or pillows fitted with foam rubber pads
MUST NOT be dried in the tumble dryer.
● Always refer to the laundry care labels for
directions on suitability for drying.
● Clothes should be spin dried or thoroughly
wrung before they are put into the tumble dryer.
Clothes that are dripping wet should not be put
into the dryer.
● Lighters and matches must not be left in
pockets and NEVER use flammable liquids
near the machine.
● Glass fibre curtains should NEVER be put in
this machine. Skin irritation may occur if other
garments are contaminated with the glass
fibres.
● Items that have been soiled with substances
such as cooking oil, acetone, alcohol, petrol,
kerosene, spot removers, turpentine, waxes
and wax removers should be washed in hot
water with an extra amount of detergent before
being dried in the tumble dryer.
● Fabric softeners, or similar products, should
be used as specified by the fabric softener
instructions.
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Environmental Issues
● All packaging materials used are
environmentally-friendly and recyclable.
Please help dispose of the packaging via
environmentally-friendly means. Your local
council will be able to give you details of current
means of disposal.
● To ensure safety when disposing of an old
tumble dryer disconnect the mains plug from
the socket, cut the mains power cable and
destroy this together with the plug. To prevent
children shutting themselves in the machine
break the door hinges or the door lock.
European Directive 2002/96/EC
This appliance is marked according
to the European directive
2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and human
health, which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of this product.
The symbol on the product indicates that this
product may not be treated as household waste.
Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment.
For more detailed information about treatment,
recovery and recycling of this product, please
contact your local city office,your household
waste disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product. Disposal must be
carried out in accordance with local
environmental regulations for waste disposal.
GIAS Service
● To ensure the continued safe and efficient
operation of this appliance we recommend that
any servicing or repairs are only carried out by
an authorised GIAS service engineer.
If the appliance is not running properly or
breaks down, switch it off and disconnect the
plug from the socket. Consult GIAS Service for
possible repair.
INSTALLATION
Electrical Requirements
Tumble dryers are supplied to operate at a
voltage of 220V, 60 Hz single phase. Check
that the supply circuit is rated to at least 13A
Electricity can be extremely dangerous.
This appliance must be earthed.
The socket outlet and the plug on the
appliance must be of the same type.
Do not use multiple adapters and/or
extension leads.
The plug should be accessible for
disconnection after the appliance has been
installed.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following codes:
Blue
Brown
Green and Yellow
NEUTRAL
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CE Appliance complies with European
Directive 89/336/EEC, 73/23/EEC and
subsequent amendments.
VENTILATION
Adequate ventilation must be provided in the
room where the tumble dryer is located to
prevent gases from appliances burning other
fuels, including open fires, being drawn into the
room during operation of the tumble dryer.
● Exhaust air must not be discharged into a flue
which is used for exhausting fumes from
appliances burning gas or other fuels.
● Check regularly that the air flowing through
the dryer is not restricted.
● Check the fluff filter after use, and clean, if
necessary.
●The inlet and outlets should be kept free from
obstructions. To ensure adequate ventilation
the space between the bottom of the machine
and the floor must not be obstructed. There
should be a gap of at least 12mm between the
machine and any obstructions.
● Prevent items from falling or collecting behind
the dryer as these may obstruct the air inlet and
outlet.
● NEVER install the dryer up against curtains.
You may be charged for a service call if a
problem with your machine is caused by
incorrect installation.
If the mains cord on this appliance is
damaged, it must be replaced by a special cord
which is ONLY obtainable from the spares
service. It must be installed by a competent
person.
Adjusting the Feet
Once the machine is in
place the feet should
be adjusted to ensure
that the machine is
level.
Do not plug the machine in and switch it on
at the mains until the installation is completed.For
your safety, this dryer must be correctly installed.
If there is any doubt about installation, call GIAS
Service for advice.
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VENTILATION
Installation of the Discharge Hose
It is essential to use a venting hose to carry the hot moist air away from the dryer unless the dryer is
situated in a open space with a good air flowaround it. Recirculation of the moist air will prevent the
efficient operation of the dryer.
The hose is assembled to the machine as shown. The hose may be fitted through a wall or through
an open door or window. The hose is 110mm in diameter and will extend 1.8 meters.
The following guidelines should be followed when installing the
discharge hose.
● Do not use two hoses joined together as the drying performance will
be reduced.
● Do not restrict the flow of air through the hose e.g. by kinking it or fitting
a smaller diameter connector to mount to a wall opening.
● Avoid the hose making U shaped curves as this will restrict the flow of
air and increase the chance that water will collect in the hose.
● Check the hose regularly to remove any build-up of fluff or water that
may have collected in it.
The following diagrams give examples of good and bad installations.
H max
20 inches
(50.80cm)
PREPARING THE LOAD
Before using the tumble dryer for the first time:
● Please read this instruction book thoroughly.
● Remove all items packed inside drum.
● Wipe the inside of the drum and door with a damp cloth to remove any dust which may have
settled in transit.
Clothes Preparation
Make sure that the laundry you are going to dry is suitable for drying in a tumble dryer, as shown by
the care symbols on each item.
Check that all fastenings are closed and that pockets are empty. Turn the articles inside out. Place
clothes loosely in the drum to make sure that they don't get tangled.
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PREPARING THE LOAD
Maximum Drying Weight
● Cottons
● Synthetics
Max. 8 kg
Max. 4 kg
Do not overload the drum, large items
when wet can exceed the maximum admissible
clothes load (for example: sleeping bags,
duvets).
Do Not Tumble Dry:
Woollens, silk, delicate fabrics, nylon stockings,
delicate embroidery, fabrics with metallic decorations, garments with PVC or leather
trimmings, training shoes, bulky items such as
sleeping bags, etc.
IMPORTANT: Do not dry articles which
have been treated with a dry cleaning fluid or
rubber clothes (danger of fire or explosion).
Sort the Load as Follows
● By care symbols
These can be found on the collar or inside
seam:
Suitable for tumble drying.
. . Tumble drying at high temperature.
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Tumble drying at low temperature only.
Do not tumble dry.
If the item does not have a care label it must be
assumed that it is not suitable for tumble
drying.
● By amount and thickness
Whenever the load is bigger than the dryer
capacity, separate clothes according to
thickness (e.g. towels from thin underwear).
● By type of fabric
Cottons/linen: Towels, cotton jersey, bed and
table linen.
Synthetics: Blouses, shirts, overalls, etc.
made of polyester or polyamid, as well as for
cotton/synthetic mixes.
● By drying level
Sort into: iron dry, cupboard dry, etc. For
delicate articles press the Delicados button to
select low drying temperature.
During the last 15 minutes (roughly) the load
is always tumbled in cool air
Energy Saving
Only put into the tumble dryer laundry which
has been thoroughly wrung or spin-dried. The
drier the laundry the shorter the drying time thus
saving electricity.
ALWAYS
● Try to dry the maximum weight of laundry, this
will save time and electricity.
● Check that the filter is clean before every
drying cycle.
NEVER
● Exceed the maximum weight, this will waste
time and electricity.
● Put dripping wet items into the tumble dryer,
this may damage the appliance.
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CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
Programme
Selector
Filter Care
Indicator
Time Selection
Button
Delay Start
Button
Program
Display
Acrylic Synthetic
Button
Start/Pause
Button
Anti-Crease
Button
Control Panel and Indicator Lights
Programme Selector – Select the required programme
Time Selection Button – Allows the user to change duration of the program selected by
Programme Selector. It can be used only with the selection of: Mix&Dry, Shirts and Time Programs
Delay Start Button – Allows the user to delay the start of the drying cycle (see details of
Operation )
Acrylic Synthetic Button – Press to select the type of fabrics to dry Acrylic and Synthetics, when
pressed Acrylic Synthetics option is activated and the indicator
lights up.
Anti- Crease Button – Allows the user to select a post drying anti-crease cycle.
Start/Pause Button – Press to commence/ to pause the selected drying programme.
Memo Button – Allows user to record the program by pressing simultaneously the AntiCrease and the Acrylic Synthetic buttons for 3 seconds, after 2 minutes duration of the chosen
program/option
Filter Care indicator
– lights when the filter needs cleaning
Program Display – Related indicator lights when a auto program has been selected.
Refresh
– The indicator lights up when the program starts the cool down stage.
SELECTING THE PROGRAMME
The Sensor Dry machine gives many options for drying the laundry
to suit all circumstances. The table on the next page lists the
programmes and the function of each programme.
Note:
The sensor may not detect a small load of small articles. For small
loads and separate items or pre-dried fabrics with low moisture
content, use the timed programmes.
If the sensor does not detect the item the dryer will only operate for
10 minutes before going into cooldown.
If the load is too large or too wet to tumble dry the dryer will
automatically go into cooldown after approximately 3 hours.
In these cases we advise to use a time cycles between 30 and
75minutes depending on the load size and dryness required, and
select high or low heat depending upon the fabric type.
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SELECTING THE PROGRAMME
PROGRAMME
DESCRIPTION
Bone Dry
Store Dry
Hang Dry
Iron Dry
Select the degree of dryness that you require. This range from
for bath towels and bathrobes, through
for items that will be
put away without ironing, to the programme that leaves the laundry
suitable for ironing.
Relax
The programme provides a conditioning and anticrease function.
The dryer will heat the load for 9 minutes followed by a 3 minute cool
down period and is especially good for garments which may have
been left for some time prior to ironing, in a linen basket for
example. Garments may also become stiffened when dried outside
on a washing line or inside on radiators.
This programme relaxes the creases in the fabric making ironing
quicker and easier.
Wool Finish
A gentle programme specially created to get woollens softer after
air-drying.This delicate warm air cycle, lasting 12 minutes, can
also be used to get woollens 'refreshed' after being stored in the
wardrobe.
Mix & Dry
This is a special timed program for a maximum load of 4kg (117
min). The default duration is 99 minutes and allows to dry up to 3kg.
With this program you can dry together cotton and synthetic
fabrics.
Shirts
This is a special timed program for shirts of max load of 3kg (78
minutes). For synthetic shirts you have to press the Acrylic
Synthetic button. The default duration is 60 minutes and allows to
dry up to 2kg.
Rapid 40'
The Rapid 40' programme allows a drying cycle to be completed
quickly. This is an ideal programme for having dry, refreshed and
ready-to-wear clothes in less than 40'. This special programme
constantly monitors the temperature in the drum. The maximum load
is 2 kg and the programme is suitable for all types of fabrics where
tumble drying is appropriate.
Time
Time selection includes all the manual time programs: from 30
minutes to 180 minutes. The 20 minutes selection time in only cool
air ventilation (Refresh)
Memo
Memo Program allows to re-perform a program that the user has
saved before, without selecting the correct sequence of program
selector positions and option buttons for that particular program.
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DOOR and FILTER
Opening the Door
Pull on handle to open
the door.
To restart the dryer,
close the door and
press Start/Pause
button .
WARNING! When the tumble dryer is in
use the drum and door may be VERY HOT.
Never stop a tumble dryer before the end of the
drying cycle unless all items are quickly
removed and spread out so that the heat is
dissipated.
Filter
IMPORTANT: To maintain the efficiency of the
dryer check that the fluff filter is clean before
each drying cycle.
1.Pull the filter upwards.
2. Open filter as shown.
3.Gently remove lint
using a soft brush or
your fingertips.
4.Snap the filter
together and push
back into place.
Filter Care Indicator
Lights when the
filter needs cleaning.
If the laundry is not
drying check that the
filter is not clogged.The
indicator will also light
when the venting hose
is blocked or kinked.
DO NOT USE WATER TO CLEAN THE FILTER.
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OPERATION
1. Open the door and load the drum with
laundry. Ensure that garments do not hinder
closure of the door.
2. Gently close the door pushing it slowly until
you hear the door 'click' shut.
3. Turn the Programme Selector dial to select
the required drying programme (see
Programme Guide).
4. If drying synthetics, acrylics or delicate items,
press the Acrylic Synthetic button to reduce the
heat level.
The indicator will light up when the machine is in
low heat setting. To deselect in the first few
minutes of the programme, press the Acrylic
Synthetic button , after this time reset the
machine to change the setting.
5. Press the Start/Pause button. The dryer will
start automatically and the indicator above the
button will be continuously lit.
6. If the door is opened during the programme to
check the laundry, it is necessary to press
Start/Pause to recommence drying after the
door has been closed.
7. When the cycle is nearing completion the
machine will enter the cool down phase, the
clothes will be tumbled in cool air allowing the
load to cool down.
8. Following the completion of the cycle the
drum will rotate intermittently to minimize
creasing. This will continue until the machine is
switched OFF or the door is opened.
Do not open the door during the automatic
programs in order to obtain a proper drying.
OPERATION
Delay Start Function
The Delay Start Function allows the user to delay the start of the drying cycle by 1 to 24 hours.
When the function is first selected the display will show a delay of 1 hour, subsequent presses of
the button will increase the delay with 1 hour steps.
To commence the programme press Start/Pause and the appliance will complete the drying cycle
at the end of this time. The indicator light will flash to indicate that the start delay is in progress.
Cancelling and Resetting the Programme
To cancel a programme press the Start/Pause button for 3 seconds. In the TIME CONTROL
display 0:00 Light will flash to indicate that it has been reset.
CLEANING AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
Cleaning the Dryer
● Clean the filter and empty the water
container after every drying cycle.
● Regularly clean the condenser.
● After each period of use, wipe the inside of
the drum and leave the door open for a while to
allow circulation of air to dry it.
● Wipe the outside of the machine and the
door with a soft cloth.
● DO NOT use abrasive pads or cleaning
agents.
Technical Specifications
Drum capacity
Maximum load
Height
Width
Depth
Energy Label Band
115 litres
8 kg
85 cm
60 cm
60 cm
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IMPORTANT Always switch off and
remove the plug from the electricity supply
before cleaning this appliance.
For electrical data refer to the rating label
on the front of the dryer cabinet (with the door
open).
● To prevent the door sticking or the build up
of fluff periodically clean the inner door and
gasket with a damp cloth.
WARNING! The Drum, door and load may
be very hot.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
What Might be the Cause of...
Defects you can remedy yourself
Before calling GIAS Service for technical
advice please run through the following
checklist. A charge will be made if the machine
is found to be working or has been installed
incorrectly or used incorrectly.
If the problem persists after completing the
recommended checks, please call GIAS
Service, they may be able to assist you over
the telephone.
Time display to end could change during
drying cycle. The time to end is
continuously checked during the drying
cycle and the time is adjusted to give the
best estimation time. The displayed time
may increase or decrease during the cycle
and this is normal.
Drying time is too long/clothes are not dry
enough…
● Have you selected the correct drying
time/programme?
● Were the clothes too wet? Were the clothes
thoroughly wrung or spindried?
● Does the filter need cleaning?
● Is the dryer overloaded?
● Is the venting hose kinked or blocked?
● Has the
option been selected from a
previous cycle?
The dryer does not operate…
● Is there a working electricity supply to the
dryer? Check using another appliance such as
a table lamp.
● Is the plug properly connected to the mains
supply?
● Is there a power failure?
● Has the fuse blown?
● Is the door fully closed?
● Is the dryer switched on, both at the mains
supply and at the machine?
● Has the drying time or the programme been
selected?
● Has the machine been switched on again
after opening the door?
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The dryer is noisy…
● Switch off the dryer and contact GIAS Service
for advice.
The filter
Indicator is on…
● Does the filter need cleaning?
● Is the venting hose kinked or blocked?
CUSTOMER SERVICE
Should there still be a problem with your dryer
after completing all the recommended checks,
please call GIAS Service for advice.
They may be able to assist you over the
telephone or arrange for a suitable appointment
for an engineer to call under the terms of your
guarantee. However, a charge may be made if
any of the following applies to your machine:
● Is found to be in working order.
● Has not been installed in accordance with the
installation instructions.
● Has been used incorrectly.
If the supply cord on this appliance is
damaged, it must be replaced by a special cord
which is only available from GIAS Service or an
authorised Hoover Dealer.
Spares
Always use genuine spares, available direct
from GIAS Service.
Spares Service Tel: 08443 712758
GIAS Service
For service and repairs call your local GIAS
Service engineer.
Phone GIAS on 08444 995599
Eire – 0818 2000021
YOUR GUARANTEE
For a period of one year from the date of purchase the appliance is covered by a guarantee which
allows you to call GIAS Service free of charge.
Remember to send off the guarantee certificate for validation within 10 days of the date of purchase.
You should retain the receipt issued by the retailer when you purchased the machine to show to the
call out engineer, should you need to consult one.
If your appliance shows signs of a defect or is not working properly, before you contact GIAS Service
we recommend you carry out the checks detailed within the Troubleshooting section. If the problem
with the appliance persists after completing all the recommended checks, please dial the GIAS
Service number.
You will be connected directly to GIAS. It is important you tell the GIAS advisor your product's model
number and serial number, which you will find on the rating label (16 characters, beginning with the
number 3), found on the front of the appliance (door area). By doing this, your enquiry will be
responded to more efficiently.
Hoover guarantees all parts of this product for 5 years from the date of purchase. During that time
Hoover will replace or repair all defective parts free of charge, except for parts subject to fair wear
and tear such as belts. The call out fee and labour costs are chargeable after the first 12 months. To
qualify for benefits under the guarantee, you must be able to provide proof of date of purchase and
the appliance must have been installed and used in accordance with the instructions described in
this manual.
Consequential losses and accidental damage to the machine is not covered by the guarantee.
Hoover cannot be responsible for the results of using this machine for any purposes other than
Those described in this manual.
This guarantee does not affect your statutory or common law rights.
Note: If repair work has been completed by an unauthorised engineer the product guarantee May
become invalid.
Hoovercare
To maintain your Hoover product in peak condition you may wish to take out a Hoovercare policy,
which for an annual payment provides a comprehensive maintenance and repair scheme.
For more information please call 08444 995599. The Hoovercare scheme is not available in Eire.
The manufacturer declines all responsibility
in the event of any printing mistakes in this
booklet. The manufacturer also reserves the
right to make appropriate modifications to
its products without changing the essential
characteristics.
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