AEG LAVAMAT 86741 Operating instructions

AEG LAVAMAT 86741 Operating instructions

ÖKO-LAVAMAT 86741 update

The environmentally friendly washing machine

User information

Dear Customer,

Please read this instruction book carefully before using the appliance.

Please ensure you fully understand the safety instructions on the first pages of this instruction book.

Retain the instruction book for future reference, and pass it on to any future owners.

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The warning triangle and / or key words (

Warning!

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Caution!

,

Important!

) give information that is important for your safety or the function of the appliance is highlighted. It is imperative that this information is observed.

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This symbol guides you step by step through the operation of the appliance.

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This symbol gives you additional information and practical tips on using the appliance.

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Tips and information about the economical and environmentally friendly use of the machine are marked with the clover leaf.

In the event of a malfunction, these operating instructions contain information on how to remedy these faults yourself. See the section

"What to do if ..."

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Printed on recycled paper.

Thinking ecologically means acting ecologically ...

Contents

Operating Instructions

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Safety

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Disposal

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Environmental tips

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Description of the Appliance

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Front view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Programme selector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Programme Option Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Programmable functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Consumption Values and Programme Times

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Wash Time Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

What does "UPDATE" mean?

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Anti-flood Aqua Control + Aqua Alarm

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Before the first wash

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Preparing for a wash cycle

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Sorting and preparing the washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Types of washing and care symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Detergent and Conditioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Which detergent and conditioners? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Quantities of detergent and conditioners? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Water softening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Running a washing cycle

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Brief instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Setting the wash programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Changing Spin Speed /selecting RINSE HOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Setting the delay timer/soaking duration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Opening and closing the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Loading the washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Adding detergent/conditioners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Starting the wash programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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Washing Programme Progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Washing cycle complete/Removing the washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Programme Tables

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Washing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Separate Rinse/Conditioning/Starching/Treating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Separate Spinning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Maintenance and Cleaning

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Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Detergent Dispenser Drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Washing Machine Drum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Main door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Cleaning the drain pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

What to do if...

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Trouble Shooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

If the washing results are not satisfactory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Carrying out an emergency emptying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Emergency unlocking of the door . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Additional rinse cycle (RINSE+) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Water cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Additional rinse cycle and water cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Variomatic spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Programme Protection

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Child Safety Feature

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Installation and connection instructions

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Installation Safety Precautions

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Installation of the appliance

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Transporting the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Remove transport packaging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Installation-Site preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Installation on a Suspended Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Levelling the appliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Electrical Connection

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Water connection

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Water pressure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Inlet Hose Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52

Water Drainage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Pump head of greater than 1m . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Technical Data

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Dimensions

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Warranty conditions

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Index

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Service & Spare Parts

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Operating Instructions

Operating Instructions

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Safety

The safety features of AEG electrical appliances comply with accepted technical standards and the German Appliance Safety Law. However, we also consider it our obligation as a manufacturer to inform you about the following safety information.

Prior to initial start-up

• Observe the

"Installation and Connection Instructions"

in this instruction book.

• If the appliance is delivered in the winter months and temperatures are below freezing: Store the washing machine at room temperature for a few hours before putting it into operation.

Intended Use

The washing machine is only intended for washing normal domestic washing. If the appliance is used for any other purpose or incorrectly operated, the manufacturer accepts no liability for any damages which may result.

• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt to modify this product in any way.

• Only use detergents which are suitable for automatic washing machines, and follow the recommendations of the detergent manufacturer.

• Garments which have been in contact with flammable solvents should not be washed. Also bear this in mind when washing precleaned washing.

• Do not use the washing machine for dry-cleaning.

• Dyes and bleaching agents may only be used if specifically permitted by the manufacturer of these products. We cannot be held liable for any damages.

• This appliance must be connected to the cold water supply only.

Damage due to frost is not covered by the guarantee. If the washing machine is located in a room in which below freezing temperatures may occur, emergency emptying must be carried out (see "carrying out an emergency emptying“).

Operating Instructions

Child Safety

Packaging materials (e.g. films, styrofoam) can be dangerous for children. There is a risk of suffocation! Keep all packaging well away from children.

This appliance is designed to be operated by adults. Do not allow children to tamper with the controls or play with the appliance.

Pets and children have been known to climb into washing machines.

Please check the drum before use.

When disposing of the appliance, cut off the mains cable, and destroy the plug. Disable the door lock to prevent young children being trapped inside.

General Safety

Repairs to the washing machine must only be carried out by qualified personnel. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause injury or serious malfunctioning. Contact your local AEG Service

Force Centre.

Never operate the washing machine if the mains cable is damaged or the control panel, work top or base area are damaged allowing internal components to be accessible.

• Switch off the appliance and isolate from the mains supply before carrying out any cleaning or maintenance work.

If the appliance will be out of operation for an extended period of time, unplug it from the mains.

Do not use the mains cable to pull the plug out of the socket.

• Adapters and extension cables must not be used.

There is a danger of overheating!

• Do not clean the washing machine with a water jet. There is a danger of electrical shock!

• During high temperature wash programmes, the glass of the door may become hot. Do not touch!

• Allow the water to cool down before cleaning the drain pump, carrying out emergency emptying or opening the door in an emergency.

• Small animals/pets can chew on power cables and water hoses. This can cause the danger of an electrical shock to the animal and water damage to the appliance and property. Keep small animals away from the appliance.

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Operating Instructions

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Disposal

Packaging

Dispose of the packaging material correctly. All packaging materials used are environmentally friendly and can be disposed of without any danger to the environment.

• Plastic parts can be recycled and are identified as follows:

>PE< for polyethylene, e.g. the outer covering and the bags in the interior.

>PS< for polystyrene, e.g. padding (always CFC-free)

>POM< for polyoxymethylene, e.g. plastic clips

Cardboard packaging is manufactured from recycled paper and should be deposited in the waste paper collection for recycling.

When disposing of the washing machine!

Cut off the mains cable and destroy the plug. Disable the door catch to prevent young children becoming trapped inside. Use an authorised disposal site.

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Environmental tips

• It is not usually necessary to Pre-wash or Soak normally soiled washing. This will save you detergent, water and time (and protect the environment as well).

It is more economical to wash full loads.

• When washing small loads, use half to two thirds the recommended quantity of detergent.

• Pre-treat stains, if necessary, and then wash at a lower temperature.

It can be possible to wash without fabric softeners, if clothes are dried in a tumble dryer, as this can give soft and fluffy results.

In hard water areas, the use of a water softening agent can reduce the amount of detergent necessary. See manufacturer’s recommendations.

Description of the Appliance

Front view

Detergent dispenser drawer

Operating Instructions

Control panel

Rating plate

(behind door)

Main door

Screw feet (heightadjustable); rear left: Automatic adjustment foot

Detergent dispenser drawer

Stain removers

Main wash detergent in powder form and water softening agent if required

Flap in front of drain pump

Pre-wash detergent/ soaking agent or water softening agent if used

Liquid conditioners

(fabric softener, starch)

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Operating Instructions

Control Panel

Spin speed/

RINSE HOLD button

Additional Programme-

Options

Program

Progress-Display

DOOR/LIGHT button

Programme Selector

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Multi display START/

PAUSE

Button

DELAY TIMER Button

OVERDOSING indicator

Programme selector

The programme selector is used to select the type of wash cycle

(for example, water level, drum movement, number of rinses, spin speed) and the water temperature according to type of washing.

OFF

Switches the washing machine off; at all other positions the machine is ON.

To amend programme settings selected by mistake, turn the programme selector to OFF. This restores the original settings.

COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES

Wash programme from 20 °C to 95 °C, generally used for all Cottons/

Coloureds (cotton/linen), Easy-Cares (mixed fibres, for example cotton/ polyester) and synthetics. The programme is suitable for different fabrics and loads. Once a temperature has been set, the machine will automatically select a COTTONS/LINEN or EASY-CARES programme as appropriate. If there are Easy-Cares only, do not exceed the load weight of 2.5 kg, to avoid excessive creasing.

Operating Instructions

STARCHING

Separate starching, separate conditioning, separate treatment of damp clothes (1 rinse, liquid conditioner is washed in from the

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compartment, spin).

This can also be selected if a separate rinse is necessary. In this case, you do not need to add anything to the compartment.

DRAIN

To drain the water after a rinse hold (without spinning).

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The effect of Rinse Hold is that the washing is left to soak in the last rinse water; it is not spun.

SPIN

Draining the water after a Rinse Hold and Spin, or separate spinning of hand-washed Cottons/Coloureds and Easy-Cares.

SHORT SPIN

Draining the water after a Rinse Hold and Short Spin, or separate Short

Spin of delicate fabrics (delicates, woollens) at low spin speed.

DELICATES

Wash programme for Delicates at 30 °C or 40 °C.

WOOL /

P

(Handwash)

Wash programme (cold, up to 40 °C) for machine-washable wool and hand-washable wool items carrying the

ï care symbol. (Handwash).

SILK /

P

(Handwash)

Wash programme at 30 °C for hand and machine-washable silk.

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Since silk is a very delicate material, we recommend washing only one item at a time (if possible), and never washing together with other, rougher fabrics. An even more gentle treatment can be selected for extremely delicate silk items, using the TIME SAVER button.

FASHION

A special care programme at 40 °C, for modern textiles such as Viscose,

Modal, Cupro, Lyocell, providing gentler handling than the DELICATES programme, and a stronger cleaning action than the Handwash programme.

REFRESH

A special programme of approx. 20 minutes at a maximum temperature of 30 °C for quick washing of items such as sports wear, which have been worn once and are only slightly soiled.

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Operating Instructions

EASY IRON

Wash programme at 40 °C for easy-care items which, after this programme, are to be ironed only lightly or not at all.

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ENERGY SAVING

Special energy and water saving programme at about 60 °C, for lightly to normally soiled Cottons/Coloureds (cotton/linen), with extended wash time.

Programme Option Buttons

The programme option buttons are used to adapt the programme to suit the degree of soiling of the wash. The additional PRE WASH and STAIN options are not needed for normally soiled washing. The different functions can be combined together, depending on the programme.

PRE WASH (Pre-wash/Soaking)

Cold pre-wash before the main wash cycle, which follows automatically. The DELAY TIMER button changes Pre-wash to warm soaking.

SENSITIVE

Special extra programme function that gives an extra rinse along with better fabric care (less drum movement). This is ideal when frequent washes are necessary, for example in cases of sensitive skin. RINSE+ can still be selected as well.

STAIN

For heavily soiled or stained washing. (In-wash stain treatment products (powder or tablets) are washed in at the optimum time as the programme progresses.)

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With the WOOL/

P

(Handwash) setting, the additional programme option buttons cannot be used.

Operating Instructions

TIME SAVER

Shortened wash programme for lightly soiled washing, consisting of three stages with the COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES programme and two stages with the other programmes.

Programme

Length of programmes

Without

TIME SAVER

With TIME SAVER

Button pressed once

Button pressed twice

COTTONS/LINEN,

EASY-CARES at 60 °C

Other programmes, for example DELICATES at 30 °C

119 mins.

68 mins.

91 mins.

52 mins.

63 mins.

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Programmable functions

The programmable functions Extra Rinse (RINSE+), Water Cooling and

Variomatic Spin are described in the Chapter “What to do if ...”.

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Consumption Values and Programme Times

The following table gives the values for selected programmes under standard conditions. Consumption values depend on the selected programme settings (optional functions), washing type and quantity, water pressure, such as water inlet temperature, water hardness, room temperature or detergent used, etc. The tables do, however, give a helpful guide for normal household use.

Programme Selector

(Temperature)

Type of material

Load in kg

Water in litres

Energy in kWh

Time in minutes

ENERGY SAVING

1)

COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 95

COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 60

Cotton

Cotton

Cotton

Cotton

6

6

6

6

44

50

50

58

1.04

2.05

1.08

0.66

120

COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 40

COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 60

TIME SAVER (press once)

1)

COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 40

TIME SAVER (press once)

1)

COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 40

TIME SAVER (press twice)

Synthetics

Synthetics

Synthetics

3

3

3

56

52

50

0.95

0.55

0.58

91

88

59

DELICATES 30

WOOL /

P

(Handwash) 30

Synthetics 3

2

56

42

0.36

0.18

68

35

1)

Note:

Programme setting for testing in accordance with or in support of Standard EN 60 456 and IEC 60 456.

148

119

116

Wash Time Display

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The multi-display indicates the estimated duration, in minutes, of the programme.

These timings are estimates and can vary.

During the programme countdown, the remaining time can be recalculated due to any of the following: incoming water temperature, type and quantity of laundry, out of balance spin detection and foam detection.

Operating Instructions

What does "UPDATE" mean?

The control system of your washing machine is fully electronic. The software which determines this control system can be reprogrammed.

If a further improvement to washing technology is introduced by AEG, then your machine can be updated. The cost of the UPDATE will be advised at the time of the request.

For further information regarding this, please contact the AEG Customer Care Department.

The inlet hose has a mechanical built in safety device. In the event of the filling hose failing, the safety device will automatically shut off the water supply.

In the event of a leak within the machine the float switch, which is mounted in the base of the appliance, will operate the drain pump and an audible signal will be heard

The system will operate as long as the appliance is connected to the mains electricity supply, even if the programme selector is in the off position.

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Operating Instructions

Before the first wash

0 Run a washing programme without laundry (selecting COTTONS/LINEN,

EASY-CARES 95, with half the normal amount of detergent).

This removes any residues from the drum which may have been left during manufacturing.

Preparing for a wash cycle

Sorting and preparing the washing

Sort the washing according to care symbols (see Section "Types of washing and care symbols").

Empty out the pockets.

• Remove metal objects (such as paper clips, safety pins, etc.).

• To avoid damage and tangling: close zips, button pillow-cases and duvet covers, tie together loose tapes and strings (for example on aprons).

• Turn items with double-layered fabrics inside out (sleeping bags, anoraks, etc.).

• Knitted coloured fabrics such as woollens and other materials with decorations or jewellry should also be turned inside out.

Wash small, delicate items (such as baby's socks, tights, bras, etc.) in a washing net, cushion cover with a zip or in large socks.

Special care must be taken with net curtains. Remove metal or plastic rollers liable to snag or tie the curtains up in a net or bag. We cannot accept liability for any damage.

• Coloured and white washing should not be washed together in the same cycle. Otherwise, whites can discolour or turn grey.

New coloured garments often have excess dye. It is better to wash these items separately for the first time.

Mix large items with smaller ones. This gives more effective washing and distributes items better during the spin cycle.

Shake out the washing before loading it into the washing machine.

• Separate items from one another before placing in the drum.

• Pay attention to care advice such as "Wash separately" or "Wash separately several times"!

Operating Instructions

Types of washing and care symbols

Care symbols help you to choose the correct wash programme.

Washing should be sorted by type and according to care symbols.

The temperatures indicated on the care symbols are the maximum wash temperatures.

Cottons

ç

Cotton and linen items with this care symbol are not sensitive to machine washing or high temperatures. The COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES programme is suitable for this type of washing.

Coloureds

è ë

Cotton and linen items with this care symbol are not sensitive to machine washing. The COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES programme is suitable for this type of washing.

Easy-Care washing

ê í

Materials such as fine cotton, cotton-blend fabrics and synthetics with these care symbols require a gentler machine wash. The COTTONS/

LINEN, EASY-CARES and EASY-IRON programmes are suitable for these types of washing.

Delicates

ì

Materials such as layered fibres, microfibres, synthetics and net curtains with this care symbol require careful handling. The DELICATES programme is suitable for this types of washing.

Viscose

í ì

Modern fabrics such as Viscose, Cupro, Lyocell, Modal, etc. need particularly careful handling. The FASHION programme is suitable for this type of washing.

Wool, silk and especially sensitive washing

9 ì ï

Fabrics like wool, wool blends and silk with these care symbols are particularly sensitive to machine washing. The WOOL/

P

(Handwash) and

SILK/

P

(Handwash) programmes are suitable for these types of fabrics.

Important!

Materials with the care symbol

ñ

(Do not wash) should not be washed in the washing machine.

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Operating Instructions

Detergent and Conditioners

Which detergent and conditioners?

Only use detergents and conditioners that are suitable for use in washing machines. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions.

Quantities of detergent and conditioners?

The quantity to be used will depend on:

• degree of soiling of the washing

• degree of hardness of the water supply

• load

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If the manufacturer does not indicate the amounts to use for smaller loads, for half-loads use a third less than the amount recommended for a full load, and for smaller loads and EASY IRON use half the amount recommended for a full load.

Please follow the detergent and conditioner manufacturers’ instructions for use and dosing recommendations.

Water softening

For medium to high water hardness (hardness class II upwards) a water softening agent can be used. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions.

Then always add the appropriate amount of detergent (underdosing) for hardness class I (soft). Your local Water Authority can advise you on the hardness of the water in your area.

Water hardness details

Hardness class

I - soft

II - medium hard

III - hard

IV - very hard

Water hardness in °dH

(German hardness scale)

0 - 7

7 - 14

14 - 21 greater than 21

Water hardness in ppm

(Parts Per Million)

to 125

125 - 250

250 - 375 greater than 375

Operating Instructions

Running a washing cycle

Brief instructions

A washing cycle consists of the following steps:

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1.

Set the appropriate washing programme:

Set the programme and temperature using the programme selector

Select any programme options if required

2.

Change the Spin Speed/select RINSE HOLD as necessary.

3.

Set the DELAY TIMER as required.

4.

Open the door and load the washing.

5.

Close the door.

6.

Add detergent/conditioner.

7.

Start the washing programme by pressing the START/PAUSE button.

After the washing programme has ended:

Important!

If the washing cycle has ended with a Rinse Hold, select

DRAIN, SPIN or SHORT SPIN before opening the door.

8.

Open the door and remove the washing.

9.

To switch off the washing machine, turn the programme selector to OFF.

Setting the wash programme

3

See “Programme tables“ for a suitable programme, correct temperature and possible options to suit the type of washing.

0

1.

Set the programme selector to the desired wash programme with the desired temperature.

The expected duration of the programme selected is displayed in the multi display in minutes.

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2.

If required, select the programme option(s). The indicator display of the selected option lights up.

To change the option press another button.

– To cancel a selection, press the button again.

Changing Spin Speed /selecting

RINSE HOLD

0 To change Spin Speed for the final spin (if necessary)/select RINSE HOLD:

Press the Spin Speed/RINSE HOLD button as often as necessary, until the indicator light for the desired speed (or Rinse Hold) is lit.

If RINSE HOLD is selected, the washing is left to soak in the last rinse water, without spinning.

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If the Spin Speed is not changed, the final spin is automatically adjusted to suit the washing programme:

COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES

ENERGY SAVING

– DELICATES

– WOOL /

P

(Handwash)

SILK/

P

(Handwash)

– FASHION

– EASY IRON

1600 revolutions per minute

1600 revolutions per minute

1200 revolutions per minute

1200 revolutions per minute

1200 revolutions per minute

1200 revolutions per minute

1200 revolutions per minute

The speed of intermediate spins depends on the selected programme, and cannot be changed.

Operating Instructions

Setting the delay timer/soaking duration

Delay timer

The DELAY TIMER button makes it possible to delay the start of a wash programme by 1 to a maximum of 19 hours.

0

1.

Select wash programme.

2.

Press DELAY TIMER button.

When start delay has been set, the DELAY

TIMER display lights up.

Depress the DELAY TIMER button until the desired start delay appears, e. g. 12h for a 12 hour delay to the start of the programme. If 19h is displayed and the button is pressed again, then the delay timer is cancelled. The duration of the set wash programme will now appear in the display in minutes, e. g.

120

.

The set delay timer can also be cancelled it the programme selector is set to the OFF position.

3.

Press START/PAUSE button.

Soaking duration

While pressing the PRE WASH button and the DELAY TIMER button, the duration of soaking can be increased in hourly steps up to a maximum of 19 hours.

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1.

Press and hold the PRE WASH button.

2.

Press DELAY TIMER button.

Soaking is set, the WASH TIME indicator illuminates.

The soaking time is now increased by 1 hour.

3.

By repeated pressing of the DELAY TIMER button, the soaking times can be increased in steps of an hour.

The WASH TIME and DELAY TIMER displays light up.

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Operating Instructions

Opening and closing the door

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0

Open: Press the DOOR/LIGHT button. The door springs open.

Close: Press the door firmly closed.

When the unit is switched on, the DOOR/LIGHT display shows whether the door can be opened:

– green: The door can be opened (not when programming is activated, see the section "Programme protection“ for details)

– off: Door cannot be opened

– red: Door is open

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The washing drum is illuminated when the door is open. The light goes out automatically after approx. 3 minutes.

Loading the washing

3

For maximum loads, see “Programme Tables”.

For hints on how to prepare washing correctly, see "Sorting and preparing the washing“.

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1.

Sort and prepare the washing by type and colour.

2.

Open the door: press the DOOR/LIGHT button. The door springs open.

3.

Load the washing.

Important!

Do not trap washing when closing the door. The fabrics and the machine could be damaged.

4.

Close the door firmly.

Operating Instructions

Adding detergent/conditioners

3

For instructions concerning detergent and conditioners, see Section

“Detergents and conditioners”.

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1.

Open the detergent dispenser additives drawer : press the flap so as to be able to grasp the handle (1), and pull out the drawer (2).

2.

Add the detergent/conditioners.

Compartment for in-wash stain treatment powders/tablets

(for use with the STAIN programme option only)

Compartment for main wash detergent

(If you use a water softener and need the right-hand compartment for the

Pre-wash/Soaking agent, add the water softener to this compartment with the main wash detergent.)

Compartment for liquid conditioners

(softeners, finishers, starch)

Important!

Do not fill the compartment past the

MAX mark. If required, dilute concentrated fluids up to the MAX mark, and dissolve powdered starches.

Note:

A small amount of water remaining in the liquid conditioner compartment is normal and does not affect the wash results.

Compartment for Pre-wash detergent/

Soaking agent

(for the PRE WASH/SOAKING programme options only)

or for water softener

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Operating Instructions

3.

Push the detergent dispenser drawer in fully

3

If using liquid detergents/tablets:

Add liquid detergent or tablets in the quantity recommended by the washing detergent manufacturer. Add liquid detergent with the dosage container provided by the detergent manufacturer.

Starting the wash programme

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1.

Check that the water tap is open.

2.

Starting the wash programme: Press the

START/PAUSE button.

The wash programme is started or starts after the end of the time delay set.

3

If the DOOR/LIGHT indicator flashes red when pressing the START/

PAUSE button, then the door is not properly closed. Press the door firmly closed and press the START/PAUSE button again.

If a delay start has been set:

The delay time set counts down, the remaining time until the start of the programme is displayed in the multi display (in hours remaining).

During this time, you can add washing or change the delay time or cancel it.

• Adding washing: Press the START/PAUSE button. The door can be opened. Then close the door and press the START/PAUSE button again.

• Changing or stopping the delay time: Press the DELAY TIMER button until the desired time is displayed; when the duration of the programme is displayed (e. g.

120 minutes) the wash programme starts immediately.

Washing Programme Progress

Programme progress display

Prior to the start, the programme steps chosen are displayed by the Programme progress display.

During the washing programme the current programme step is displayed.

Operating Instructions

Multi display

The expected time remaining (in minutes) up to the end of the programme is shown in the Multi display.

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The multi display indicates the estimated duration, in minutes, of the programme. These timings are estimates and can vary according to incoming water temperature, type and quantity of laundry, out of balance spin detection and foam detection. During the programme countdown, the remaining time can be recalculated due to any of the above factors.

Changing spin speed

During the washing programme, the spin speed can still be changed or

RINSE HOLD can be set.

Other settings cannot be changed.

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Stopping the programme

Turn the progamme selector to OFF in order to stop the washing prematurely.

3

The programme can be interrupted at any time with the START/PAUSE button and can be continued again by pressing this button again.

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Operating Instructions

Washing cycle complete/Removing the washing

Once the wash programme has come to an endm the END indicator illuminates on the programme progress display.

If the EASY IRON programme was selected, and anti-crease phase of approximately 30 minutes follows the programme end. Here, the multi display shows the remaining time and the END indicator illuminates. During the anti-creasing phase, the door can be opened at any time and the washing can be removed.

• If RINSE HOLD was selected, the display next to the

START/PAUSE button flashs.

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1.

After a rinse hold, the water must first be pumped out:

– Either press the START/PAUSE button (water is pumped out and the washing is spun according to the completed programme; using the

RINSE HOLD spin speed button, it is possible to change the spin speed during spinning), or

– Turn the programme selector to DRAIN and press the START/PAUSE button (the water is pumped off without spinning), or

Turn the programme selector to SPIN or SHORT SPIN and press START/

PAUSE button (water is pumped out and the washing is spun accordingly).

After the end of this programme step, the END display lights up.

2.

Open the door.

As soon as the indicator next to the DOOR/LIGHT button is green, the door can be opened (not if programme security is activated. For details see „Programme security„).

3.

Remove the washing.

4.

Turn the programme selector to OFF.

5.

After washing, pull the washing detergent drawer out a little so that it can dry out. Leave the door ajar so that air can circulate in the drum.

3

If the OVERDOSING indicator illuminates, then too much detergent was used in the washing programme just completed. Observe the dosing recommendations of the detergent manufacturer as well as the load quantity for the next wash.

Important:

If the washing machine is not to be used for a long period:

Close the water tap and disconnect the washing machine from the electricity mains. (Anti-flood: The Aqua Control with Aqua Alarm does not function if the power supply is interrupted).

Operating Instructions

Programme Tables

Washing

The tables do not show all the possible settings, only those most likely to be selected for everyday purposes.

Type of washing,

Care symbol

Cottons/Coloureds

3)

èç

Cottons/Coloureds

ë è ç

Max. Load

1)

(Dry weight)

2)

Programme selector

Temperature [in °C]

6kg

6kg

ENERGY SAVING 60

COTTONS/LINEN,

EASY-CARES

20 to 95

Possible

Programme options or functions

PRE WASH

SENSITIVE

STAIN

TIME SAVER

PRE WASH

SENSITIVE

STAIN

TIME SAVER

3kg REFRESH 30

Easy-Cares

3)

î í ê

3kg

1kg

COTTONS/LINEN,

EASY-CARES

20 to 60

EASY IRON

4)

40

PRE WASH

SENSITIVE

STAIN

TIME SAVER

PRE WASH

STAIN

TIME SAVER

Delicates

ì

3kg

3kg

(or 15-20m

2 net curtains)

3kg

REFRESH 30

DELICATES 30, 40

FASHION 40

PRE WASH

STAIN

TIME SAVER

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Operating Instructions

Type of washing,

Care symbol

Max. Load

1)

(Dry weight)

2)

Programme selector

Temperature [in °C]

Possible

Programme options or functions

Wool/ Handwash

9 ì ï

Silk/Handwash

ï

2kg

1kg

WOOL/

P

COLD to 40

SILK/

P

30 TIME SAVER

1) The load amount inquiry operates in accordance with the EN 60456 standard load.

2) A 10 litre bucket holds around 2.5kg of dry clothes (cotton).

3) Programme settings for testing in accordance with or in support of standard EN

60 456 and IEC 60 456, are described in the Chapter “Consumption Values and

Programme Times“.

4) Creasing can be largely avoided by keeping wash loads under 1kg (roughly 5 to 7 easy-care men's shirts).

Separate Rinse/Conditioning/Starching/Treating

Type of washing

Cottons/Coloureds

Wool/Handwash

Max. load

(dry weight)

6kg

2kg

Programme selector

STARCHING

STARCHING + TIME SAVER button

Separate Spinning

Type of washing

Cottons/Coloureds

Easy-Cares

Delicates

Wool/Handwash

Silk

Max. load

(dry weight)

6kg

3kg

3kg

2kg

1kg

Programme selector

SPIN

SHORT SPIN

Operating Instructions

Maintenance and Cleaning

Control panel

0

Important!

Do not use household furniture polish or abrasive cleaners to clean panel and operating parts.

Wipe over the operating panels with a damp cloth. Use warm water.

Detergent Dispenser Drawer

The detergent dispenser drawer should be cleaned from time to time.

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1.

Pull the detergent dispenser drawer out as far as it will go.

2.

Remove the detergent dispenser drawer by pulling sharply.

3.

Take the conditioner insert out of the middle compartment.

4.

Clean the conditioner insert under running water.

5.

Clean the separate compartments with warm water. It is best to use a flat brush.

6.

Push on the conditioner insert as far as it will go so that it is securely in place.

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7.

Use a brush to clean the entire compartment area of the washing machine, particularly also the nozzles on the top side of the compartment.

8.

Set the detergent dispensing drawer into the guide tracks and push it in.

Washing Machine Drum

0

The washing machine drum is made from rust-free stainless steel. Any objects left in the laundry which are likely to rust can stain the drum.

Important!

Do not clean the stainless steel drum with descaling agents containing acids, scouring agents containing chlorine or iron, or steel wool. Your local AEG Service Force Centre has suitable agents available.

Remove any rust stains on the drum using a stainless steel cleaning agent.

Maintenance Wash

3

With the use of low temperature washes it is possible to get a build up of residues inside the drum.

We recommend that a maintenance wash be performed on a regular basis.

To run a maintenance wash:

The drum should be empty of laundry.

0

1.

Select the hottest cotton wash programme.

2.

Use a normal measure of detergent, must be a powder.

Main door

0 Regularly check to see if there are deposits or foreign objects in the rubber seal behind the door, and remove them.

Operating Instructions

Cleaning the drain pump

Paper clips, nails and so on can sometimes get into the washing machine with the washing and remain in the drain pump casing. Fluff and strands of fabric can gather on these items and block the drain pump.

Therefore the drain pump should be cleaned at least once a year.

1

Warning!

Switch off the washing machine and pull out the mains plug before cleaning the drain pump.

0

1.

First carry out emergency emptying (see section "Carrying out emergency emptying“).

2.

Place a towel on the floor in front of the cover of the drain pump.

Surplus water may flow out.

3.

Unscrew the drain pump cover anticlockwise and pull it out.

4.

Remove any foreign bodies from the pump housing.

5.

Replace the cover. Insert the webs on the cover laterally into the guide slots and screw on the cover securely clockwise.

6.

Close the emergency emptying hose and place it in the holder.

7.

Close the flap.

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Operating Instructions

What to do if...

Trouble Shooting

If the appliance is not working correctly, please carry out the following checks before contacting your local Service Force Centre. Important: If you call out an engineer to a fault listed below or to repair a fault caused by incorrect use or installation, a charge will be made even if the appliance is in guarantee.

• If the fault code C1 or C2 is shown in the multi-display, you may be able to remedy the fault yourself (see the Fault table below).

After clearing the fault, press the START/PAUSE button. If the fault code is shown again, contact your local Service Force Centre.

For all other faults displayed in the multi-display, please contact your local AEG Service Force Centre, stating the fault code.

Problem Possible cause Remedy

Washing machine does not work.

The mains plug is not plugged in.

The house fuse has blown.

Door is not properly closed.

Plug in the mains plug.

Replace the fuse.

Close door; Lock must engage audibly .

START/PAUSE button has not been pressed long enough.

Keep the START/PAUSE button pressed until the programme starts.

Door cannot be closed.

Water is not entering.

Error code

(1 appears.

Child safety feature is switched On.

Cancel child safety feature

(see section „Child safety feature“).

Open water tap.

Water tap is closed.

Filter in the socket of the inlet hose connection is blocked.

Close water tap. Disconnect hose from water tap, remove filter and clean under running water.

Water tap is blocked with limescale or is faulty.

Check the water tap and have it reaired if necessary.

Operating Instructions

Problem Possible cause Remedy

Transport packaging has not been removed.

Remove transport packaging according to setting up and connection instructions.

The machine is not level.

Adjust the feet according to installation and connection instructions.

Washing machine vibrates during operation or is unstable.

There is very little washing in the drum (e.g. only a dressing gown).

This does not affect the operation of the machine.

Water could not be fully pumped out before spinning because the drain hose is kinked or water pump is blocked.

Check the drain hose and remove any kink if necessary, or clean the drain pump and, if necessary, remove foreign bodies from the pump housing.

Excessive foaming during the main wash.

Probably too much detergent has been used.

If may be necessary to reduce the amount of detergent used. Follow the detergent manufacturer’s recommendations.

The screw Connection on the inlet hose is leaking.

Tighten the inlet hose screw connection.

Drainage hose is leaking.

Check the drain hose and replace it if necessary.

The drain pump cover is not correctly close.

Water leaks out of the washing machine.

Washing is caught in the door.

Close cover correctly.

Stop the programme, remove the washing caught in the door. Restart the programme.

The emergency emptying hose is not correctly closed or is leaking.

Close the emergency emptying hose (see section „Carry out emergency emptying“).

Call your local Service Force

Centre if the emergency emptying hose is leaking.

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Operating Instructions

Problem Possible cause Remedy

The drain pump runs constantly - even when the appliance is switched off.

The Aqua Control anti-flood system has been activated.

Close the water tap, remove the mains plug and inform your local Service Force Centre.

Fabric softener was not rinsed in, compartment

æ

for conditioners is filled with water.

The insert in the compartiment for conditioners is not correctly attached or is blokked.

Clean the detergent dispenser drawer and attach the conditioner insert correctly.

Washing is heavily creased.

Probably too much washing has been put in drum.

Pay attention to the maximum load quantity (see programme tables). In the case of easy-care fabrics select the EASY IRON programme.

Drain hose is kinked.

Remove the kink.

The washing is not sufficiently spun. Water is left in the drum.

Error code

(2 appears

.

Maximum pump height

(emptying height 1m from base surface of the appliance) is exceeded.

Drain pump is blocked.

Contact your local Service

Force Centre. For pumping heights over 1 m a conversion kit is available as a special accessory.

Switch off appliance and pull out the mains plug. Clean the drain pump.

At the siphon connection: Siphon is blocked.

Clean siphon.

The door cannot be opened when appliance is switched on.

The door is locked for safety reasons (DOOR/LIGHT display is OFF).

The programme security function is On.

Wait until the DOOR/LIGHT display lights up green.

Cancel programme security

(see section „Programme protection“).

Water tap is not fully opened.

Remnants of detergent are building up in the detergent drawer.

The inlet hose filter in the coupling of the inlet hose at the tap is blocked.

Open water tap fully.

Close the water tap. Unscrew the inlet pipe from water tap and from the appliance and clean the filter.

Operating Instructions

Problem Possible cause Remedy

The rinse water is cloudy.

The cause is probably a detergent with a high silicate content.

Programme cycledisplay flashes constantly.

Programme security is switched On; the programme selector has been moved during the wash cycle.

No negative influence on the rinse results, use a liquid detergent if necessary.

When pressing a programme option button the corresponding display does not light up.

The selected programme option cannot be combined with the set programme.

Make another selection.

Turn programme selector to its original position (see

„Programme security“).

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Operating Instructions

If the washing results are not satisfactory

If the washing turns greyish and limescale deposits are present in the drum

Insufficient detergent has been added.

• Incorrect detergent was used.

• Stains were not pre-treated.

Programme or temperature was not set correctly.

If using modular detergents, the individual components were not used in the correct ratio.

If there are still grey stains on the washing

• Soiled garments with ointments, grease or oils were washed with insufficient detergent.

• The temperature selected for the wash was too low.

A frequent cause is that fabric softener - particularly a concentrated one - has come into contact with the washing. Wash out these types of stains as soon as possible and use the fabric softener carefully.

If after the last rinse foam is still visible

Modern detergents can still cause foam in the final rinse cycle. However, the washing is still sufficiently rinsed.

If there are white residues on the washing

• These are insoluble contents of modern detergents. They are not the result of an insufficient rinse. Shake out the washing or brush it off.

Turn the washing inside out before washing it. Review your choice of detergent and if necessary use liquid detergent.

Operating Instructions

Carrying out an emergency emptying

If the washing machine no longer pumps out the water, emergency emptying must be carried out.

If the washing machine is located in a room in which below freezing temperatures might occur, emergency emptying must be carried out.

Furthermore: unscrew the inlet hose from the water tap and drain off the water. Empty the drainage hose.

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Warning!

Switch off the washing machine and pull out the mains plug prior to performing emergency emptying.

Warning!

The water, which flows out of the emergency emptying hose can be hot. First allow the water to cool down before you carry out the emergency emptying.

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1.

Have a flat container on hand to catch the water.

2.

Pull down the flap in the right corner of the base strip outwards and pull it off.

3.

Remove the emergency emptying hose from its holder.

4.

Place the container under the hose.

5.

Detach the plug of the emergency emptying hose by turning it anticlockwise and pull it out.

The water runs out. Depending on the amount of water, it may be necessary to empty the collecting vessel several times. To do this, close the emergency emptying hose temporarily with the plug.

Discard the water from the container, replace it under the emergency emptying hose and remove the plug from the hose.

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Operating Instructions

When the water is completely drained:

6.

Push the plug securely into the emergency emptying hose and turn it clockwise to secure it.

7.

Replace the emergency emptying hose in its holder.

8.

Put on the flap and close.

Emergency unlocking of the door

If the door cannot be opened, it can be opened using the emergency unlock feature.

1

Warning!

If it is necessary to unlock the door manually, always ensure that the washing machine has been disconnected from the electricity supply first.

0

1.

If water can be seen in the window of the door, first perform and emergency emptying (see section "Carry out emergency emptying“).

2.

Pull down the flap in the right hand side of the base panel.

3.

Turn the rotary knob clockwise using a coin. The door springs open.

Operating Instructions

Additional rinse cycle (RINSE+)

The washing machine is set for very economical water consumption.

However, for people who suffer from allergies to detergents, it can be helpful to rinse with extra water.

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If this function is selected, an extra rinse is added to the COTTONS/

LINEN, EASY-CARES, EASY IRON and DELICATES programmes.

When delivered, the machine is not set for the additional rinse.

To set the additional rinse:

0

1.

Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.

2.

Press and hold the SENSITIVE button for at least 5 seconds.

When the button has been pressed for 5 seconds, RINSE

+

flashes on the Programme Progress display for 5 seconds.

3.

While RINSE

+

is flashing, release the SENSITIVE button.

When it stops flashing, the additional rinse is set. It remains set until cancelled again.

When the additional rinse has been set, the RINSE

+

indicator flashes on the display before the programme starts and during the additional rinse.

4.

If you want to check whether the additional rinse has been set:

Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.

– Push the SENSITIVE button briefly.

If RINSE

+

flashes on the Programme Progress display, the additional rinse has been set.

To cancel the additional rinse:

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1.

Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.

2.

Press and hold the SENSITIVE button for at least 5 seconds.

As soon as the button is pressed, RINSE

+

flashes on the Programme

Progress display. After 5 seconds, RINSE

+

stops flashing and remains lit continuously for another 5 seconds.

3.

While RINSE

+

is lit continuously, release the SENSITIVE button.

When RINSE

+

is no longer lit, the additional rinse has been cancelled.

3

An additional rinse cycle increases water consumption and the programme duration.

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Operating Instructions

Water cooling

It may be necessary to cool the water before draining, to prevent thermal damage to the plastic outlet pipes.

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The water is cooled before draining out at the end of the main wash

(by adding cold water).

(This setting is only available with the COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES programmes, with temperatures over 40 °C.)

When the washing machine is delivered, water cooling is not set, except for the SENSITIVE programme option.

To set the water cooling function:

0

1.

Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.

2.

Press and hold the PRE WASH button for at least 5 seconds.

When the button has been pressed for 5 seconds, MAIN WASH flashes on the Programme Progress display for 5 seconds.

3.

While MAIN WASH is flashing, release the PRE WASH button.

When it stops flashing, water cooling has been set. The function remains set until cancelled again.

4.

If you want to check whether water cooling has been set:

Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.

Press the PRE WASH button briefly.

If MAIN WASH flashes on the Programme Progress display, water cooling has been set.

To cancel water cooling:

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1.

Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.

2.

Press and hold the PRE WASH button for at least 5 seconds.

As soon as the button is pressed, MAIN WASH flashes on the Programme Progress display. After 5 seconds, MAIN WASH stops flashing and remains lit continuously for another 5 seconds.

3.

While MAIN WASH is lit continuously, release the PRE WASH button.

When MAIN WASH is no longer lit, water cooling has been cancelled.

3

The water cooling function raises water consumption and extends programme time.

Additional rinse cycle and water cooling

You can combine the additional rinse and water cooling functions.

Set the two functions as described under "Additional rinse cycle" and

"Water cooling".

Operating Instructions

Variomatic spin

The variomatic spin is integrated into the final spin. The washing does not cling to the side of the drum as much and can be taken out more easily. This can be set with the COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES programmes.

To set Variomatic Spin:

0

1.

Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.

2.

Press and hold the STAIN button for at least 5 seconds.

When the button has been pressed for 5 seconds, the END light flashes on the Programme Progress display for 5 seconds.

3.

While END is flashing, release the STAIN button. When it stops flashing,

Variomatic Spin has been set. It remains set until cancelled again.

4.

If you want to check whether Variomatic Spin has been set:

Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.

Press the STAIN button briefly.

If the END light flashes on the display, Variomatic Spin is set.

To cancel Variomatic Spin :

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1.

Turn the programme selector to SHORT SPIN.

2.

Press and hold the STAIN button for at least 5 seconds.

As soon as the button is pressed, the END light flashes on the Programme Progress display. After 5 seconds, the END light stops flashing and remains continuously lit for another 5 seconds.

3.

While END is continuously lit, release the STAIN button. When END is no longer lit, Variomatic Spin has been cancelled.

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Programme Protection

To protect a programme setting against unintentional changes or tampering (for example, programme selector turned or buttons pressed accidentally, etc.), set the Programme Protection. This will protect your washing from damage.

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The Programme Protection can be set or released at any time while the programme is running.

Setting the Programme Protection:

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1.

Set the desired programme.

2.

Press the START/PAUSE button to start the programme.

3.

Press and hold the PRE-WASH and SENSITIVE buttons at the same time, for around 5 seconds. The programme progress display flashes for

5 seconds;

The Programme Protection is now set.

3

No other settings can be selected as long as the Programme Protection is active. The door cannot be opened with the DOOR/LIGHT button.

Also, when the wash cycle is completed, the Programme Protection must be released before the door can be opened.

If one of the buttons is pressed to try to change the setting while the wash programme is running, the programme progress display flashes for 5 seconds.

If the programme selector is turned to try to change the setting, the programme progress display flashes until the programme selector is returned to its original setting. This does not affect the wash cycle.

3

The programme selector must be at the original position before the

Programme Protection can be cancelled.

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Cancelling the Programme Protection:

Press and hold the PRE-WASH and SENSITIVE buttons at the same time, for around 5 seconds. The programme progress display flashes for

5 seconds, then remains lit steadily for 5 seconds. The Programme Protection is now released.

Child Safety Feature

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If the child safety feature is set, the door cannot be closed and no washing programme can be started.

Setting the child safety feature

Use a coin to turn the rotary knob on the inside of the door clockwise as far as it will go.

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Warning!

The rotary knob must not be in a vertical position after adjustment, otherwise the child safety feature is not active. The rotary knob must project as shown in the diagram.

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Cancelling the child safety feature

Turn the rotary knob anticlockwise as far as it will go.

Operating Instructions

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Installation and connection instructions

Installation Safety Precautions

When moving do not tilt the washing machine onto its front or onto its right hand side (viewed from the front). This is to prevent the possibility of the electronic components becoming wet.

• Before installation inspect the machine for transport damage. Do not connect the appliance if it is damaged - contact your retailer.

Ensure all packaging and transit bolts/bars have been removed, see

„Removal of Transit Packaging“. Failure to remove transit bolts/bars may cause serious damage to the appliance or property.

• Always insert the plug into a correctly installed earthed socket.

Any plumbing work required to install this appliance should be carried out by a plumber or competent person.

Check that the electricity supply is the same as that indicated on the appliance´s rating plate.

• Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried out by an electrician or competent person.

Installation and connection instructions

Installation of the appliance

Transporting the appliance

Do not place the washing machine on its front or on its right hand side (viewed from the front). This is to prevent the possibility of the electronic components becoming wet.

Never transport the unit without the transport packaging and bolts/ bars. Do not remove the transport packaging until the appliance is at the installation location. Transporting the unit without the transport packaging can damage it.

• Never lift the appliance by the door.

When transporting the unit with a sack trolley:

Attach the sack trolley only at the side. The shovel of the sack trolley must not be longer than 24 cm, otherwise the float switch can be destroyed.

Remove transport packaging

Important!

It is essential to remove the transport packaging before putting the appliance into operation. Keep all parts of the transport packaging in a safe place for future use.

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1.

Open both hose holders on the appliance's rear side and remove the hoses and mains cable.

2.

Pull both hose holders off the appliance with a strong pull.

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Installation and connection instructions

3

The special spanner A and the caps B (2 each) and C (1 each) are supplied with it.

3.

Remove the screw D, including the compression spring with the special spanner A.

4.

Cover the hole with the cap C.

Important!

When fitting the plastic caps, press until they snap into the rear panel securely.

5.

Remove the two screws E with the special spanner A.

6.

Remove the 4 screws F.

7.

Remove the transit bar G.

8.

Screw the 4 screws F back in for safe keeping.

9.

Close the 2 large holes with the caps B.

Important!

When fitting the plastic caps, press until they snap into the rear panel securely.

Installation and connection instructions

Installation-Site preparation

The installation surface must be clean, dry and level. Do not install on a deep pile carpet.

Minor unevenness of the floor surface should never be levelled out by laying pieces of wood, card or similar materials, but should always be compensated for by adjusting the screw feet.

If the appliance is installed next to a heat source (e.g. cooking appliance), a heat insulating pad (87 x 57 cm) must be placed between the appliance and the heat source.

Do not install the appliance in locations where the temperature may fall below freezing.

Please ensure that when the appliance is installed it is easily accessible for the engineer in the event of a breakdown.

Installation on a Suspended Floor

Suspended wooden floors are particularly susceptible to vibration. To help prevent vibration we recommend you place a waterproof wood panel, at least 15 mm thick under the appliance, secured to at least

2 floor beams with screws. If possible install the appliance in one of the corners of the room, where the floor is more stable.

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Installation and connection instructions

Levelling the appliance

3

Self adjusting foot:

The rear foot of your washing machine is designed like a spring leg. This makes the machine very stable even at high spin speeds.

If the washing machine is still not stable during spinning, proceed as follows:

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1.

Set the three adjustable feet to the nominal value of 10 mm.

Use the supplied spanner.

If the self adjusting foot does not reach the floor:

2.

Manually extend the self adjusting foot (rear left) to the required length.

3.

Check the appliance is level using a spirit level.

Important!

Never use strips or shims of wood or cardboard etc. to compensate for any unevenness in the floor. Always use the adjustable feet.

Installation and connection instructions

Electrical Connection

Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried out by a qualified electrician or competent person.

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WARNING - THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.

The manufacturer declines any liability should these safety measures not be observed.

Before switching on, make sure the electricity supply voltage is the same as that indicated on the appliance rating plate.

The rating plate is located at the top of the rim of the open door.

The appliance is supplied with a

13amp plug fitted. In the event of having to change the fuse in the plug supplied, a 13amp ASTA approved (BS 1362) fuse must be used.

Should the plug need to be replaced for any reason, proceed as described below.

The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:

Green & Yellow

Blue

Brown

Green and Yellow: Earth

Blue: Neutral

Brown: Live

Cord Clamp

• The wire coloured green and yellow must be connected to the terminal marked with the letter “E“ or by the earth symbol or coloured green and yellow.

• The wire coloured blue must be connected to the terminal “N“ or coloured black.

• The wire coloured brown must be connected to the terminal marked

“L“ or coloured red.

• Upon completion there must be no cut, or stray strands of wire present and the cord clamp must be secure over the outer sheath.

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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.

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Installation and connection instructions

Permanent Connection

In the case of a permanent connection it is necessary that you install a double pole switch between the appliance and the electricity supply

(mains), with a minimum gap of 3 mm between the switch contacts and of a type suitable for the required load in compliance with the current electrical regulations.

The switch must not break the yellow and green earth cable at any point.

;

This appliance is in accordance with the following EU Guidelines:

Low Voltage Guidelines 73/23 EEC dated 19 February 1973, include

Guideline Change Notice 93/68 EEC

– EMC Guideline 89/336 EEC dated 3 May 1989, including Guideline

Change Notice 92/31 EEC.

This appliance complies with the requirements laid out in the EEC Directive 76/899.

Voltage 240 V AC: Fuse rating 13 amps

See rating plate for further information.

This appliance meets VDE requirements.

Particular regulations of local electricity authorities must be observed.

This appliance conforms to EEC Directive No. 82/499/EWG on radio interference.

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WARNING!

Repairs to electrical appliances must only be carried out by trained personnel. Improper repairs may lead to serious risks for the user.

Water connection

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3

The washing machine is provided with safety devices preventing backcontamination of the water supply and complies with local water authority requirements.

This appliance is designed to be permanently plumbed into your home’s water supply.

Before connecting up the machine to new pipework or to pipework that has not been used for some time, run off a reasonable amount of water to flush out any debris that may have collected in the pipes.

Important!

– Appliances for connecting to cold water must not be connected to hot water.

– Only use new hose sets for the connection.

Installation and connection instructions

Water pressure

The appliance is designed to operate within the following water pressure units. Minimum 1 bar (= 10N/cm

2

= 0.1 Mpa), maximum

10 bar (= 100N/cm

2

= 1 Mpa).

If more than 10 bar: Install a pressure-reduction valve upstream

• If less than 1 bar: Unscrew the inlet hose from the appliance at the inlet solenoid valve and remove the flow regulator (to do this, remove the filter with needle nose pliers and remove the rubber washer behind the filter). Replace the filter.

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Inlet Hose Connection

A pressure hose 1.5m in length is supplied.

If a longer inflow hose is required, only a VDE-approved, complete set of hoses with fitted hose screw connections offered by your local Service Force Centre is permissible.

– Hose sets in lengths of 2.2m, 3.5m and 5m are available for washing machines without Aqua Control.

Hose sets in lengths of 2.0m, 2.9m and 3.9m are available for washing machines with Aqua Control.

Important!

Never cut hoses into pieces in order to extend them!

3

Sealing rings are supplied either in the plastic nuts of the hose screw connection or in the enclosed pack. Do not use other seals!

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1.

Connect the hose with the angled connection to the machine.

Important!

– Do not lay the inlet hose vertically downwards. Instead, turn it to the right or left as shown in the diagram.

– Tighten firmly to prevent leakage but do not use excessive force.

2.

Connect the hose with a straight connection to a water tap with a screw thread R 3/4 (inches).

Important!

Only tighten the screw connection manually.

3.

By slowly opening the water tap before putting the washing machine into operation it is possible to check that the connection is free of leaks.

Installation and connection instructions

Water Drainage

The appliance drain hose should hook into a standpipe, the hook in the drain hose is formed using the plastic “U-Piece“ supplied. The standpipe should have an internal diameter of approximately 38 mm (see diagram) thus ensuring there is an air break between the drain hose and standpipe.

Important!

It is essential to lay the drainage hose without kinks.

When discharging into a standpipe ensure that the top of the curve in the hose end is no more than 90 cm (35.4’’) and no less than 60 cm (23.6’’) above floor level.

The upright standpipe should have a minimum, length of

30 cm (12’’) from the bottom of the elbow to the top of the pipe

(see diagram). Make sure that it is designed in such a way that the end of the drain hose cannot be covered with water.

Longer drain hoses are available in lengths of 2.7 and 4 metres from your AEG Service Force

Centre.

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If you intend the drain hose from the washing machine to empty into a sink, make sure that the sink is empty and the plug hose is not blocked. Use the plastic

“U-Piece“ supplied.

Important!

The end of the drainage hose must not be submerged in the pumped-out water. Otherwise, the water could be sucked back into the appliance.

Pump head of greater than 1m

Every washing machine includes a wash water pump for the removal of wash and rinse water, which can pump fluids through the outlet hose up to a height of 1m, measured from the surface on which the machine stands.

For pump heads of greater than 1m please contact your local

AEG Service Force Centre.

Installation and connection instructions

Height adjustment

Load (depending on programme)

Area of use

Drum spin speed

Water pressure of about +10/-5mm up to 6kg

Domestic see Rating Plate

1-10bar

(=10–100N/cm

2

= 0.1–1.0MPa)

Dimensions

(dimensions in mm)

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Warranty conditions

Warranty conditions

Great Britain

Standard guarantee conditions

We, AEG, undertake that if within 12 months of the date of the purchase this AEG appliance or any part thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion 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 or gas supply stated on the rating plate.

• The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only, and in accordance with the manufacturer's operating and maintenance instructions.

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 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.

Exclusions

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 subject to rental agreements.

• Products of AEG manufacture which are not marketed by AEG.

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.

France

Germany

Italy

Sweden

UK

Senlis

Nürnberg

Pordenone

Stockholm

Slough

+33 (0) 3 44 62 29 29

+49 (0) 800 234 7378

+39 (0) 800 117511

+46 (0) 8 672 5360

+44 (0) 1753 219899

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Index

Index

A

Aqua Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

,

26

Automatic adjustment foot . . . . . . . . . . 9

,

48

C

Child safety feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32

,

43

Circulation pump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

,

31

Coloureds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

,

27

,

28

Conditioner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

,

18

,

19

,

23

Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

,

28

Correcting the programme . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Cottons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

,

27

,

28

Cottons/Linen, Easy-Cares . . . . . . . . . .10

,

27

Customer Service . . . . . . . . . .15

,

30

,

32

,

59

D

Delay timer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

,

12

,

21

Delicates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

,

17

,

27

Detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

,

18

,

19

,

24

Detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . 9

,

23

Drain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

E

Easy iron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

,

27

Easy-Cares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

,

27

Emergency emptying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Emergency unlocking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Energy Saving programme . . . . . . . . . .12

,

27

F

Fashion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

,

27

H

Handwash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

,

27

Handwashable silk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

,

27 wool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

I

In-wash stain treatment products . . . . . . 23

L

Linen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

,

27

M

Multi-display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

,

32

,

59

N

Net curtains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

O

Opening the door . . . . . . . . . . 22

,

26

,

38

,

42

Over-dosed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

P

Pre-wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

,

23

,

27

Pre-wash detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

,

23

Programme option buttons . . . . . . . . 12

,

27

Programme progress display . . . . . . . . . . . .10

Programme protection . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

,

42

Pump out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

,

26

R

Rating plate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

,

49

,

50

,

59

Refresh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

,

27

Rinse hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

,

20

,

26

Rinse+ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

Rinsing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28

Risk of frost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

,

37

S

Sensitive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

Service & Spare Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59

Short Spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

Silk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

,

17

,

27

Soaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12

,

21

,

23

Softener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

,

9

,

23

Spinning . . . . . . . . . . 11

,

19

,

20

,

22

,

25

,

28

Stain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

,

27

Stain removers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Starching

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

,

28

T

Time Saver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

,

27

U

Update . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15

W

Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

,

32

,

56

Wash time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14

Water hardness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

,

18 pumping out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26

softener . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

,

9

,

18

,

23

Water cooling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40

Wool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11

,

17

,

27

Service & Spare Parts

Service & Spare Parts

If after carrying out the necessary checks there is still a fault with your appliance please contact your local AEG Service Force Centre.

In guarantee customers should ensure that the suggested checks have been made as the engineer will make a charge if the fault is not a mechanical or electrical breakdown.

Please note that proof of purchase is required for in-guarantee service calls.

Service & Spare Parts

If you require a service engineer or wish to purchase spare parts, contact your local AEG Service Force Centre, by telephoning:

0870 5 929 929

Help us to help you

Please determine your type of enquiry before telephoning. When you contact us we need to know:

1. Your name, address, post code and your telephone number.

2. Clear and concise details of the fault.

– What is the fault?

When does the fault occur?

Does the multi-display issue an error-message?

3. The model, production number and product identification number.

4. Date of purchase.

This information can be found on the rating plate, so you have these numbers to hand we recommend you write them below.

PNC .....................................................

S-No. .....................................................

Customer Care

For general enquiries regarding your AEG appliance, or further information on AEG products please contact our customer care department by letter or telephone at the address below or visit our website at

www.aeg.co.uk

.

Customer Care Department

AEG Domestic Appliances

55-77 High Street, Slough, Berkshire SL1 1DZ

Tel: 08705 350350*

*Calls to this number may be recorded for training purposes.

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