Electrolux ESF 235 User's Manual

Electrolux ESF 235 User's Manual
For the User
For the Installer
Safety information
The control panel and programme
Description of the appliance
- Damages
- Use
- Building-in
- Protecting the machine against freezing
- Rinse conditioner dispenser
- Spray arm
- Coarse filter
- Fine filter
- Detergent dispenser
- Water softener
- Water softener plug
Technical data
- Positioning
- Water supply
- Discharge connection
- Electrical connection
- How to load the dishwasher
- Instruction for verification tests
Using the appliance
In the event of a fault
- Service and spare parts
Guide to use the instruction book
The following symbols will be found in the text to guide you throughout the instructions:
Safety information
Step by step instructions
Hints and tips
Environmental information
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Safety information
Before installing and first using the dishwasher, read this instruction booklet carefully, including its
hints and warnings. To avoid unnecessary mistakes and accidents, it is important to ensure that all
people using the dishwasher are thoroughly familiar with its operation and safety features.
Save these instructions and make sure they remain with the dishwasher if it is moved or sold, so
that everyone using it through its life can be properly informed on appliance use and safety.
Installation and servicing
All installation and service work done on the product
must be carried out by a qualified technician. Work
performed by persons with inadequate knowledge may
adversely affect the satisfactory functioning of the
product and may cause personal injury or damage.
Before any work is carried out on the dishwasher, it
must be isolated from the electrical supply, by unplugging the power cord or removing the fuse.
Water connection shall be made via an easily accessible
The power cord must be plugged into an earthed
socket, which need to be easily accessible. Permanent
installation must only be carried out by an authorized
Make sure that the power cord is not nipped or otherwise damaged and that the hoses do not get crushed
or kinked when moving the dishwasher in connection
with installation or cleaning etc.
If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced
by a special cord or assembly available from the
manufacturer or its service agent.
Our approved build-in kit must be used if the dishwasher
is to be built into the kitchen furnishings.
Servicing and possible repairs must be carried out by
a service company authorized by the supplier. Use only
spare parts supplied by these. Never try to repair the
dishwasher yourself.
Ensure that the door of the dishwasher is always closed
when it is not being loaded or unloaded. In this way
you will avoid anybody tripping over the open door and
hurting themselves, if the dishwasher is placed under
the worktop.
Avoid opening the door while the dishwasher is running,
since hot steam may escape.
If you take any dishes out of the dishwasher before the
end of the dishwashing cycle, it is extremely important
to rinse them thoroughly under running water to remove
any remaining detergent.
In the event of flooding or leakage, shut off the water
supply immediately by closing the stopcock and disconnect the power supply by unplugging the power cord
or removing the fuse. When removing the electrical
plug, grip the plug, not the lead.
There is always a certain risk of leakages in any machine
connected to a water supply, no matter what water
safety features it may have. Therefore it is advisable
always to turn off the water supply tap when the machine
is not in use.
- packaging:
All materials used in packaging this appliance are
environmentally-friendly. The various plastics used are
identified and can be recycled:
● PE stands for polyethylene, which is used for the
bag around the appliance and the bag in which these
instructions were supplied.
Child Safety
Remember that the plastic bags included in the
packaging can be fatal playthings for small children.
The dishwasher should be used by adults only. Do not
let children play with the controls or other parts of it.
Keep all detergents in safe place out of children´s reach.
Prevent children from sitting, swinging or standing
on the open door.
PS stands for polystyrene (moulded), which is used
for the sections of packaging needed to cushion the
The cardboard components of the packaging are made
from recyclable paper and should be taken to a collection
point for recycling.
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During Use
This dishwasher is designed solely for washing household utensils suitable for machine washing. Using it for
other purposes could lead to physical injury or damage
to property and invalidate the guarantee.
Only use detergent specifically designed for use in
Do not place sharp knives with their points upwards.
It is much safer to lay them horizontally in the basket.
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging 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.
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.
For more detailed information about recycling of this product,
please contact your local city office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
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The control panel and programme table
- All figures are nominal and vary for example due to temperature variations on the inlet water.
- The figures apply to washing up 5 settings.
Temperature selector
Door lock
55° - Button in
65° - Button out
Press the handle down and open the door. Avoid opening
the door while the machine is running.
If the door is opened and is put standing ajar after a
completed programme, the dishes will dry faster.
Selector knob
To start the machine; turn the selector knob clockwise
to the programme start. The ON/OFF switch is built
into the programme selector. To isolate the dishwasher
from the mains completely, unplug it from the wall
Wash phase
During the water heating process, the timer is
standing still.
Rinse phases
Cycle sequence lamp
While the programme is in progress, the operating
lamp is lit and it goes out when the programme
is ready.
Rinse with heated water
Salt indicator lamp
The operating lamp indicates when the salt needs to be
replenished. The lamp may remain lit for one or more
programmes after replenishment, which is fully normal.
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Description of the appliance
1 Rinse conditioner dispenser
2 Spray arm
3 Coarse filter
4 Fine filter
5 Detergent dispenser
6 Water softener
7 Water softener plug
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Description of the appliance
Rinse conditioner dispenser 1
Water softener 6
Use of a rinse conditioner will result in cleaner and faster
drying of the load, since it helps water and soil to run off.
Too much conditioner may result in streakiness, too little
may cause white spots. The dispenser holds about 140 ml.
This is enough for 40-70 wash cycles, depending on the
dosage setting. When the rinse conditioner level is approaching the bottom of the scale it is time to refill the dispenser.
This dishwasher is equipped with a water softener for hard
water, therefore shall the rinse aid dispenser be set for a
low dosage. The lime in hard water causes white deposits
to occur on dishes and to the interior of the dishwasher.
To prevent this, the water has to pass through a special
container where the hardness is removed.
Since the water softener uses coarse dishwasher salt,
you will have to refill the salt container after a certain
number of dishwashing cycles.
Adjust the dosage setting according to the hardness if the water. Begin with the lowest dosage
setting and increase as necessary by turning the
arrow clockwise.
It is important to fill the compartment with
coarse dishwasher salt before using the
machine for the first time, if you live in an
area where the water is calciferous.
1. Swivel out the filler trough.
2. Fill up with rinse conditioner until the level reaches
up to the red mark on the level indicator tube; do
not overfill.
The indicator light
on the control panel is lit when the
container requires refilling.
1. Unscrew the filler cap to the salt container anticlockwise.
3. Wipe off any spillage carefully to prevent excessive
foaming during the next wash programme.
2. Fill the salt container with water (only the first
4. Close the filler trough afterwards.
Do not fill the rinse conditioner dispenser
with liquid detergent.
3. Fill the container with coarse salt, using the
funnel supplied.
Spray arm 2
It is important to keep all the holes in the spray arm clear.
A clogged hole can seriously affect washing efficiency. If
the spray arm needs cleaning, unscrew the nut clockwise
(left-hand thread) and lift off the spray arm. Clear the holes
and shake out any food remnants.
Coarse filter 3
The purpose of the coarse filter is to catch large objects
such as toothpicks and pieces of eggshell. Make sure that
the filter is always clean. Lift it out and rinse it under running water whenever necessary.
Fine filter 4
4. Remove the funnel and wipe off any spillage
around the filler opening.
5. Screw the filler cap back properly in place.
The water softener is now ready for the first load of dishes.
Always make sure that there is coarse grained salt in the
container, which holds about 1 litre, which is enough for
about 20 - 30 dishwashing cycles.
Use only special salt for dishwashing machines,
ordinary domestic salt can damage the water
Water softener plug 7
As supplied from the factory, the water softener is set for
a water hardness of up to 20°dH. If your water is harder
than this, you can increase the capacity of the water softener by pulling out the ruber plug at the rear of the dishwasher on the right.
It is just as important to keep this filter clean. A dirty or
clogged filter will always impair washing efficiency. The
fine filter can easily be lifted out for cleaning when you
have removed the coarse filter.
Detergent dispenser 5
Consult the instructions on the detergent packet and fill
the compartment with the detergent. Remember that the
instructions usually refer to full-size dishwashers, for example
when using detergent tablets, it is sufficient to use just half
a tablet.
Only use detergents specially designed for
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How to load the dishwasher
The illustration shows the machine loaded with five standard place settings. Your own dishes are not likely to be
identical to this load, but if you follow the advice below we
are sure you will be pleased with the results.
Always place glasses, cups and bowls upside
Incline deep dishes (soup plates etc.) so that
the water can run off when drying.
Make sure that the dishes do not rest against
each other. This is particularly important in
regard to the cutlery basket - nested spoons,
etc. simply cannot be properly washed. The
water must get at all the soiled surfaces.
Make sure that cutlery with slender handles and
other items do not protrude through the openings
in the basket and prevent the spray arm from
Never put silver and stainless steel objects
together. When these metals come into contact
with each other a chemical reaction occurs
which stains the silver.
China with a pattern applied on top of the glaze
may not be suitable for machine washing as the
colours may fade and lose their lustre. The same
applies to cutlery with wooden or plastic handles.
Aluminium becomes dull and tarnished when
machine washed. The machine gets it clean, but
at the expense of its appearance.
When washing delicate items, select the lower
wash temperature.
Not all plastic articles are machine washable. If
you are in doubt as to whether your plastic-ware
can be washed in the machine, we suggest you
check by washing a single item or else wash
them by hand.
Substances such as ketchup containing strong
colouring agents can cause temporary discoloration
in the machine.
Do not place sharp knives with their points
upwards. It is much safer to lay them horizontally in the main basket.
Make sure you always buy articles that are dishwasher safe.
Instruction for verification tests
Test standard:
EN 50242
Rated capacity:
5 place settings
Loading of rack:
According to figure 1
Test program:
Normal 65° C
Detergent (IEC type B):
15 gram in the dispenser
Rinse aid (typ III):
Setting medium
Feed water pressure:
Minimum 0,8 bar, maximum 10 bar
Waste water outlet:
Install according to figure 2
The salt container and rinse aid dispenser shall be filled in accordance with the instruction manual.
Before conducting the measurements the dishwasher shall be operated for one or two complete cycles using
detergent and a clean load.
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Using the appliance
Starting the programme
1. Scrape or rinse off solid food remnants.
2. Load the dishwasher. (See the basket and loading).
For a normal load pour about 1-2 tablespoons of
detergent into the detergent dispenser.
3. Close the door.
4. Select the required temperature.
5. Start the dishwasher by turning the programme knob to
the start position.
6. Check the filters to see whether they need cleaning
when the dishwasher has finished the wash.
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In the event of a fault
Before calling out an engineer, please check through the details below because some faults can be rectified easily without the need to call out an engineer. If an engineer is called to resolve a problem listed below or to repair a
fault caused by incorrect installation or mis-use a charge will be made, even if the appliance is under guarantee.
The programme will not start.
Is the door closed properly?
Have you set the programme control knob properly?
Is the water tap turned on?
Is the dishwasher plugged in?
Has the fuse blown?
The dishwasher is not filling with water.
Is the water tap turned on?
Has your domestic water supply been cut off temporarily?
Is the water inlet hose kinked or nipped?
Is the filter inside the inlet hose blocked?
Is the water pressure too low?
Water not discharged at end of cycle.
• Did you open the door before the light went out and the
programme cycle finished?
• Are the filters clogged?
Dishes not washed satisfactorily.
Visible lime deposits or white film
on the dishes.
• Is the salt container empty?
• Is the rinse aid dispenser adjusted to too low dosage?
The dishwasher is noisy.
• Are the dishes rattling against each other?
• Is the spray arm knocking against the dishes?
The dishes are not quite dry and are
not shiny.
• Is the rinse aid dispenser empty or adjusted to too low dosage?
• Have the dishes been left too long inside the dishwasher?
The door is difficult to close.
• Is the dishwasher level?
Has anything prevented the spray arm from rotating?
Are the spray arm holes clogged?
Were the dishes packed too close together?
Are the filters clogged?
Are the filters fitted correctly in place?
Did you use enough detergent?
Is the salt container cap properly closed?
Is the rinse aid dispenser empty?
Never attempt to repair the dishwasher yourself.
Repairs carried our by unauthorised or inexperienced
persons can cause injury or other machine faults.
This appliance complies with the following E.E.C. directives:
73/23/EEC, dated 19.02.1973 – low-voltage directive.
89/336/EEC, dated 03.05.1989 (incl. amendment
92/31/EEC) – directive on electromagnetic compatibility.
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Service and spare parts
Servicing and possible repairs must be carried out by a
service company authorised by the supplier. Use only
spare parts supplied by these.
Before calling service, use the trouble shooting table
”In the event of a fault” to try to attend to the fault yourself.
Note that electrical faults shall always be rectified by a
certified electrician.
State the appliance’s model designation, product- and
serial numbers according to the data plate affixed to the
rear of the dishwasher.
You can record these details here:
Purchase date............................................................
Under what circumstances does the fault occur?
Installation instructions
Any electrical work required to install this appliance,
should be carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
Any plumbing work required to install this appliance,
should be carried out by a qualified plumber or competent person.
Technical specifications
5 place settings accordance EN 50242
460 mm
450 mm
480 mm
17 kg
Water pressures:
50 kPa (0,5 bar)
1000 kPa (10 bar)
65° C
Power supply
Heating element
Power rating
230 V - 50 Hz
10 A
1200 W
1280 W
Water temperature:
Electrical data:
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If the dishwasher has been damaged during transport,
you should immediately notify the company responsible
for delivering it.
Check that the dishwasher is undamaged. If you discover
any damage, faults or that anything is missing, you should
notify the dealer immediately.
Never leave packaging material in a place
where children may play with it.
Check that the following accessories are supplied with the
dishwasher when you unpack it:
A funnel for filling salt (1)
Elbow for discharge hose (2)
Rubber seal (3)
Restrictor 1/2” (4)
This dishwasher is designed solely for washing household
utensils suitable for washing in a dishwasher. Using it for
other purposes may damage it and invalidate the guarantee.
If you want to build the dishwasher into your kitchen furniture, it is important to use our approved build-in kit. This
comes with the correct instructions needed to observe all
the relevant regulations. You can obtain the build-in kit
from the same place where you bought the dishwasher.
Protecting the dishwasher against
If the dishwasher is placed in an environment
where the temperature sometimes falls below
0° C, there is a risk that the small amount of
water which remains inside the parts of the
dishwasher will freeze and damage it.
1. Turn off the water supply to the dishwasher.
2. Remove the water inlet and discharge hoses.
3. Select a wash programme, start the machine
and let the programme run for a short time.
4. Make sure that there is coarse-grained salt in the
salt container for the water softener.
The appliance is only to be used and stored indoors
at normal room temperature. The manufacture is
not responsible for any frost damage.
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In its standard version the machine is intended for installation on a kitchen sink or worktop. To function properly
the machine must be fully level. Its height can be adjusted
with the adjustable feet (8 mm each).
Water supply
The temperature of the water supply should not exceed
65°C and the pressure should be between 50-1000 kPa
(0.5-10 bar). It is important to have a tap or stopcock,
positioned close to the machine and with easy access.
Special mixer taps with dishwasher connections are
available, as well as adaptors for older mixer taps.
Connect the inlet hose to a tap with a 3/4" pipe thread. If
necessary, use the restrictor (1/2") supplied.
The inlet hose must not be joined onto any form of extension
hose. If it is too short, the entire hose must be replaced
with a longer high-pressure hose, specially designed for
the purpose. The machine end of this hose can be turned
in any direction. Loosen the retaining nut, turn the hose,
then retighten the nut.
Check that the nut and all other connections
are tight before the machine is moved into
Use only the inlet hose supplied to the dishwasher, do not reuse the old inlet hose.
Discharge connection
Place the discharge hose over the sink as illustrated.
It must not at any point be higher up than 75 cm over the
surface which the dishwasher is standing on. If it runs higher,
operation of the dishwasher might be impaired. It is also
important to ensure that the inside diameter of the hose is
not less than 13 mm at any point. If the discharge hose is
too long it can easily be cut to the right length.
1. Cut the hose to a suitable length, using a sharp
2. Fit the elbow supplied onto the end of the hose.
Electrical connection
The dishwasher must be connected to an earthed wall
socket which must be easily accessible and protected by
a 10 Amp fuse.
Permanent electrical installation must be carried
out by an authorised electrician.
Before any work is carried out on the machine
it must be isolated from the electric mains supply,
for example by removing the plug from the
wall socket.
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