Electrolux TC 180 User's Manual

Electrolux TC 180 User's Manual
TC 180
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For the installer
For the user
Safety information
Description of the appliance
Using your appliance
Technical specifications
Unpacking the machine
- Before you use the dryer for the first time
- Capacity
- Examples of laundry item weights
Programme chart
- Damages
- Accessories
- Conservation
- Positioning
- Wall mounting
- Power supply
Maintenance and cleaning
- The filters
- The condenser
- Emptying the water tank
Hints & Tips
- Sorting
- Spinning (water extraction)
- Getting the load size right
- Fluff
- Shrinkage
- Items which should not be tumble dried
Something Not Working?
- Service and Spare Parts
- Customer Care Department
Guarantee Conditions
Guide to use the instruction book
The following symbols will be found in the text to guide you throughout the instructions:
Safety instructions
Step by step instructions
Hints and tips
Environmental information
Safety information
Before installing and first using the tumble dryer, 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 dryer are thoroughly familiar with its operation and safety features. Save these
instructions and make sure they remain with the tumble dryer 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
During Use
■ All installation work should be done by a qualified or
■ This dryer is intended only for normal domestic drying of
competent person. Any servicing must be carried by
a qualified and authorised engineer. 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 tumble dryer, it must be isolated
from the electrical supply. To do this the power plug
must be removed from the wall socket.
laundry and only in accordance with these instructions.
Using it for other purposes could lead to physical injury
or damage to property and invalidate the guarantee.
■ Care must be taken when removing or replacing the
condensor as it can be awkward and heavy.
■ Do not overload the dryer (see “Using your appliance”).
■ Never start the dryer unless the fluff filter is clean and
correctly in place, or if the fluff filter is damaged (this
could cause overheating or damage your laundry).
■ The machine is heavy, so take care when moving it.
■ This appliance must be installed in a clean, dry envi-
■ Get into the habit of cleaning the condenser at regular
ronment. Cabinet damage, which is not covered by
guarantee, could result if this recommendation is not
intervals. Keeping the condenser as clean as possible
makes the dryer more efficient and means shorter
drying times.
■ The power cable must be plugged into an earthed
■ Do not allow fluff to accumulate around the dryer.
socket, which must be easily accessible. Permanent
installation must only be carried out by an authorised
electrician or competent person.
■ As some bulky items such as duvets and eiderdowns
should be dried in large commercial machines because
of their bulk, check with the manufacturer of the item if
it is suitable for drying in a domestic machine, even if
the dry weight of the item is within the limit advised.
■ If the power cable is damaged, it must be replaced
by a Service Force engineer. Please contact your
local service centre on 08705 929 929.
■ Make sure that the power cable is not nipped or other-
■ Laundry which has been in contact with chemicals such
as dry cleaning fluid and similar, should not be dried in
the machine, since volatile chemicals can be a fire risk.
wise damaged when moving the machine when
installing or cleaning etc.
■ The ventilation opening at the bottom of the door should
■ The following items/materials should not be dried in
the machine either:
– Pillows, cushions, down-filled items etc. (these
cause a build-up of heat and can make the dryer
– Wool, on account of its tendency to mat
– Especially sensitive textiles, such as synthetic
curtains, silk etc.
– Garments made of foam rubber or rubber-like
materials must not be dried in the machine.
not be obstructed if the dryer is on a carpeted floor.
■ The adjustable feet must not be removed, these
ensure that the underside of the dryer is ventilated.
■ Servicing and possible repairs must be carried out by
a Service Force engineer. Always insist on genuine
spare parts. Never try to repair the machine yourself.
Child Safety
■ The tumble dryer should be used by adults only. Do not
let children play with the controls or other parts of it.
■ Do not allow children to play with the packaking. Risk
of suffocation.
■ Make sure that the machine is disconnected from the
power supply during cleaning and maintenance work.
■ Always switch off and unplug the appliance after use.
When removing the electrical plug, grip the plug, not
the cable. Never touch the switch or plug with wet
■ Before loading the machine, check that there are no
foreign objects or pets inside the drum.
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Description of the appliance
Door Latch (push the knob to the right to open)
Avoid opening the door while a program is in
Space for programme chart
(Self-adhesive label)
Control panel with indicator lights
• Lights
A. Indicates the dryer is running
B. Indicates that the water tank is full
• On/off timer knob
C. Turn this knob in a clockwise direction to start the
dryer and set both the drying time and the drying
High heat: The timer indicates up to 120 mins for
Low heat: The time indicates up to 80 mins for
The last 8 - 12 minutes of each drying cycle is a cool
down phase.
Warm air discharge
Adjustable feet
If the dryer is not being wall mounted the feet need
to be adjusted so that the dryer is level.
Air ducts - These should not be obstructed.
Should be cleaned before or after each load.
The fluff filter is behind the coarse filter and can
be removed for cleaning.
This is built into the door and needs to be cleaned
at regular intervals.
Water tank
This fills up with the water condensed by the dryer,
and should be emptied before or after each load.
When the tank is full, warning light (B) will come on
and the dryer will stop automatically. It cannot be
restarted until the tank has been emptied.
10. Drum
11. Rating plate
12. Electrical supply cable
13. Holder for wall mounting console
Using your appliance
Before using the dryer for the first time
Capacity (dry items)
Dampen some clean pieces of unwanted cloth and dry
them for about 15 minutes the very first time, to make
sure that there is no dust or dirt in the dryer.
max. 3.4 kg
max. 1.5 kg
Examples of laundry item weights
1. Check that the dryer is connected to the
(dry items)
electrical supply.
Here is a list of common laundry items and their
approximate weights
2. Open the door by pushing the knob to the
right (A).
Table Napkin
Kitchen Towel
Linen Hand Towel
Hand Towel
Bath Towel
3. Check that the fluff filter (B) is clean and that
the coarse filter (C) is lowered and has
snapped into place.
4. Check that the water tank (D) is empty and
pushed correctly into place.
5. Put the load for drying into the machine. Make
sure that it is right inside the drum. Do not mix
synthetics with natural materials.
6. According to the type of load, turn the on/off
timer knob (E) and choose a suitable drying
time on either the Cotton or the Synthetics
time scale.
700 to 1000g
100 to 200g
400 to 500g
50 to 100g
70 to 120g
100 to 150g
150 to 250g
700 to 1000g
100 to 1500g
200 to 300g
150 to 200g
The best and most economical load is the maximum
indicated for the different types of fabric.
7. Close the door and the machine starts.
It is advisable not to open the door during a
programme as this could cause water to leak
from the machine.
Programme chart
Which programme should I use?
Timed drying
This programme chart is designed to help you dry your laundry correctly. The programme/timer knob has two different
sections, each with its own drying temperature and time scale:
is used to represent cotton. Here you can set the dryer for up to 120 minutes, because cotton and
thick non-synthetic fabrics need longer to dry.
is used to represent synthetic fabrics and delicate items. Because these are more sensitive than
cotton, they need a lower drying temperature. Here you can set the dryer for up to 80 minutes.
Do not overdry your laundry. It can make it difficult to iron and harsher to the touch, as well as wasting energy.
During the last 8-12 minutes of each programme, the load is cooled to reduce the risk of creasing.
DRYING TIME max 120 min
Spun at approx. 800 rpm
before drying
Type of laundry
How dry?
Towelling (Terry)
Cupboard dry
3,4 kg
2,0 kg
1,0 kg
95 - 110 min
70 - 80 min
50 - 60 min
Iron dry
3,4 kg
2,0 kg
1,0 kg
80 - 95 min
55 - 75 min
45 - 55 min
DRYING TIME max 80 min
Short spun
before drying
Type of laundry
Items which need a reduced
drying temperature
How dry?
Delicate items
Heat-sensitive items
(see garment care label)
Cupboard dry
1,5 kg
1,0 kg
0,7 kg
65 - 75 min
45 - 55 min
40 - 50 min
Iron dry
1,5 kg
1,0 kg
0,7 kg
50 - 60 min
35 - 40 min
30 - 35 min
If the laundry is spun at less than 800 rpm, the residual dampness will be higher and consequently the drying time
should be increased. If the laundry is spun at 1000 rpm or higher the residual dampness will be lower and consequently
the drying time can be reduced.
Maintenance and cleaning
The filters
For your tumble dryer to function correctly, the filters need
to be cleaned before or after every load dried.
To clean them:
1. Open the door.
2. Open the coarse filter upwards (Fig. A).
3. Brush the fluff off the fluff filter, which is under the
coarse filter (Fig. B). Sometimes you may need to
remove the fluff filter to clean it on both sides.
Make sure that you put the fluff filter back correctly
after cleaning, before closing the coarse filter.
Never start the dryer unless the fluff filter
is clean and correctly in place, or if the
fluff filter is damaged (this could cause
The condenser
As in all types of tumble dryer, the air circulated through the
dryer picks up fluff. As a result, some fluff will accumulate
in the condenser, so it needs to be cleaned occasionally.
To clean the condenser:
1. Open the door and open the coarse filter upwards.
2. Remove the fluff filter and close the coarse filter
3. Grasp the recesses at the top of the condenser
with your fingers and use your thumbs to press
against the door (Fig. C & D).
The condenser will come free, allowing you to lift
it outwards/upwards. Be careful not to damage
the sensitive aluminium section.
4. Turn it upside down and clean it on both sides,
using a vacuum cleaner. Remove the red drain
plug on the lower edge of the condenser (Fig E).
Lay the condenser flat and fill it with water through
the filter opening. Now leave the condenser to
soak in water for about 5 minutes, then shower
both sides with hot water. (Fig. F).
Dry the condenser carefully afterwards. Don’t
forget to put back the red drain plug (Fig. G).
5. Put the condenser back in the dryer. Make sure
that its base is lined up in the slots in the condenser
cavity inside the dryer door.
Press the condenser carefully into place until you
feel and hear a gentle “snap”. Put back the fluff
filter and close the coarse filter.
Emptying the water tank
A warning light on the control panel will come on when
it is time to empty the water tank. If it is operating when
this happens, the dryer will stop automatically until the
tank is emptied. It is a good idea to get into the habit of
emptying the tank either before or after each load.
To empty the tank:
1. Open the door.
2. Pull out the tank (Fig. A).
3. Open the tank lid and pour the water out
(Fig. B).
4. Close the lid and push the tank back into
place. Press it home until you can feel that
it is properly in place.
Hints & Tips
Items which should not be tumble dried
Always sort loads for drying according to the type of fabric
(check the care labels) and how much you want to dry them.
Load items loosely into the drum. Do up zip fasteners and
tie loose ribbons, tapes or fabric belts. Close any tapes
or fasteners on duvet covers and pillow cases to prevent
smaller items from getting trapped inside.
Items which are especially delicate, such as curtains of
synthetic fabric, woollen garments, silk, textiles with a
metal component, nylon socks/stockings. Garments made
mostly from foam rubber or rubber-like materials must
NOT be dried in the tumble dryer.
Spinning (water extraction)
Loads should be well spun. The higher the spin speed,
the faster your tumble dryer will dry the load and the more
energy-efficient the whole process will be. Do not tumble
dry dripping wet garments.
Obviously, you must not dry garments in the
machine which are unsuitable for tumble
drying. These are usually labelled with this
An overloaded tumble dryer will cause creasing. Drying
loads which are too small is uneconomical.
Garments which have been treated with
flammable liquids (benzine, alcohol, stain
removal products) should not be dried in the
tumble dryer on account of the risk of fire.
Always follow the recommendations of the
garment/item manufacturer.
Tumble drying beneficial
Getting the load size right
The first time you use the tumble dryer, you will probably
be surprised at the amount of fluff produced. This is
perfectly normal, and does not mean that your tumble
dryer is wearing out your clothes. When garments are
worn and washed by hand or machine, fibres and fluff are
released, but remain on the surface of the material.
If dried outdoors on a line these fibres will be blown away
by the wind. In a tumble dryer the fluff is collected in the
filter and accumulates through the drying process.
To avoid shrinking, garments should not be overdried.
Always check the care labels on your fabrics.
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Dry flat
Something Not Working?
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 machine will not start.
■ Is the door closed properly?
■ Is there power to the machine?
■ Has the fuse blown? (Start with fuse in electrical plug).
■ Have you set the program/timer knob properly?
■ Is the water tank full?
The load is not drying properly, or is
taking long time to dry.
■ Was the time set not long enough?
■ Is the load too large?
The area around the dryer is hot.
max 3,4 kg
Synthetics max 1,5 kg
Is the fluff filter clogged?
Is the condenser clogged?
Was the load not spun enough in the washing machine?
Have you been using the ”Synthetics” setting (on the timer)
(lower drying temperature)?
Is the temperature in the room too high?
Must not exceed +35° C.
■ Is the room too small? (Improve the room ventilation, open
a door or window or choose another site for the dryer).
Never attempt to repair the tumble dryer yourself.
Repairs carried out by unauthorised or inexperienced
persons can cause injury or serious malfunctioning.
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
In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish
to purchase spare parts, please contact your local Service
Force Centre by telephoning:
08705 929929
Your telephone call will be automatically routed to the Service
Force Centre covering your post code area.
For the address of your local Service Force Centre and further
information about Service Force, please visit the website at
For Customer Service in Ireland please contact us at
the address below:
Zanussi Electrolux
Electrolux Group (Irl) Ltd
Long Mile Road
Dublin 12
Republic of Ireland
Tel: + 353 (0)1 4090751
Email: service.eid@electrolux.ie
Before calling out an engineer, please ensure you have read
the details under the heading ”Something Not Working”.
When you contact the Service Force Centre you will need to
give the following details:
Your name, address and post code
Your telephone number
Clear and concise details of the fault
The model and serial number of the appliance
(found on the rating plate)
The purchase date
Please note that a valid purchase receipt or guarantee
documentation is required for in-guarantee service calls.
Customer Care Department
For general enquiries concerning your Zanussi Electrolux
appliance or for further information on Zanussi Electrolux
products, please contact our Customer Care Department by
letter or telephone at the address below or visit our website at
Major Appliances Customer Care Department
Zanussi Electrolux
Addington Way
Tel: 08705 727727 *
* call to this number may be recorded for training purposes.
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Guarantee Conditions
Standard guarantee conditions
We, Zanussi Electrolux, undertake that if within 12 months of the date of the purchase this ZANUSSI ELECTROLUX
appliance or any part thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at
our option repair or replace the same FREE OF CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition that:
The appliance has been correctly installed and used only on the electricity supply stated on the rating plate
The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only and in accordance with the manufacturer’s
The appliance has not been serviced, maintained repaired, taken apart or tampered with by any person not
authorised by us
All service work under this guarantee must be undertaken by a Zanussi Electrolux Service Force Centre
Any appliance or defective part replaced shall become the Company’s property
This guarantee is in addition to your statutory and other legal rights
Home visits are made between 8.30am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Visits may be available outside these hours
in which case a premium will be charged.
This guarantee does not cover:
Damage or calls resulting from transportation, improper use or neglect, the replacement of any light bulbs or
removable parts of glass or plastic
Costs incurred for calls to put right an appliance which is improperly installed or calls to appliances outside the
United Kingdom
Appliances found to be in use within a commercial environment, plus those which are the subject to rental
Products of Zanussi Electrolux manufacture which are not marketed by Zanussi Electrolux
European Guarantee
If you should move to another country within Europe then your guarantee moves with you to your new home subject
to the following qualifications:
The guarantee starts from the date you first purchased your product
The guarantee is for the same period and to the same extent for labour and parts as exists in the new country
of use for this brand or range of products
This guarantee relates to you and cannot be transferred to another user
Your new home is within the European Community (EC) or European Free Trade Area
The product is installed and used in accordance with our instructions and is only used domestically, i.e. a
normal household
The product is installed taking into account regulations in your new country
Before you move please contact your nearest Customer Care centre, listed below, to give them details of your new
home. They will then ensure that the local Service Organisation is aware of your move and able to look after you
and your appliances.
+33 (0)3 44 62 29 99
+49 (0)800 234 7378
+39 (0)0434 39 4700
+46 (0)8 672 53 90
+44 (0)8705 727727
+353 (0)1 4090751
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Installation instructions
Any electrical work required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
Technical specifications
686 mm
Overall Width
605 mm
420 mm (with door closed)
900 mm (with door opened 90°)
32 kg
3,4 kg
1,5 kg
Power supply
230 V - 50 Hz
13 A
170 W
Power rating
2170 W
Consumption according to the EN 61121 European standard
2,47 kWh/3,4 kg cotton
The consumer information on the energy declaration is in accordance with directive EEC 92/75
and refers to the 90 minute programme.
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Unpacking the machine
If the dryer has been damaged during transport, you
should immediately notify the company responsible for
delivering it.
Check that the dryer 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. Risk of suffocation!
Console for wall mounting
- 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.
● 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.
- old apparatus:
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 product.
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You can install this dryer in a number of different ways.
We will show you the most suitable of these. Whichever
way you install it, here are some points to bear in mind:
• Always ensure that the dryer is level for optimum
• The temperature in the room should not exceed
+35° C when the dryer is operating. If it does,
open a door or window while the dryer is on. The
dryer uses the air in the room for cooling.
• The area around the dryer should be as dust-free
as possible.
• If you install the dryer with its door hinge side
towards a wall, or next to a cupboard or wall unit
which is more than 370 mm deep, you will need
to leave a space on the hinge side at least 30 mm
wide. This is to allow the door to open wide enough
for removing the water tank.
• Ensure the air ducts are not obstructed.
The adjustable feet must not be removed,
they ensure that there is adequate ventilation
underneath the dryer.
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Wall mounting
Different wall materials require different types of mounting
hardware. Purchase mounting hardware suited to the walls
in your home. Use a minimum of 3 suitable fasteners to
attach your mounting console to the wall.
Before deciding on the wall mounting site, it is important
to check that the electrical lead will reach the wall socket
once the dryer is in place.
All electrical work performed on the dryer
should be done by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
If you are installing the dryer between wall-mounted cupboards, you should use the wall mounting console. If the
adjacent cupboards are more than 370 mm deep, don’t
forget to leave a space at least 30 mm wide on the left of
the dryer so that the door can open wide enough.
There should be a clear space at least 200 mm high between the top of the dryer and the ceiling or any cupboard
above the dryer, to ensure adequate ventilation at the top.
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Power supply
The dryer is supplied with a lead and electrical plug
for connection to a 230 V, 13 A earthed wall socket.
Before any work is carried out on the dryer, it must
be isolated from the electric mains supply, for
example by removing the plug from the wall socket.
Permanent electrical installation must be
carried out by an authorised electrician or
competent person.
The manufacturer declines any liability should
this safety measure not be observed.
The appliance should not be connected to the
electrical supply by means of an extension cable.
If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is not
suitable for your socket outlet, it must be cut off and
the appropriate plug fitted.
Remove the fuse from the cut off plug.
13 AMP
Important: The plug must still be accessible after
the appliance has been installed.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Green and Yellow
- Earth
- Neutral
- Live
If you fit your own plug, the colours of the wires in the
mains lead of your appliance may not correspond
with the markings identifying the terminals in your
plug, proceed as follows:
Connect the Green and Yellow (earth) wire to the
terminal in the plug which is marked with the letter
«E» or the earth symbol
or coloured green and
Warning! A cut off plug inserted into a 13 amp
socket is a serious safety (shock) hazard. Ensure
that the cut off plug is disposed of safely.
Connect the blue (neutral) wire to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter «N» or coloured
Connect the brown (live) wire to the terminal in the
plug which is marked with the letter «L» or coloured
The plug moulded onto the lead incorporates a fuse.
For replacement, use a 13 amp BSI362 fuse.
Only ASTA or BSI approved fuses should be used.
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