AWB612L
INSTRUCTION MANUAL
WASHING MACHINE
Please read this User Manual carefully before using the appliance!
IO 00588/1
(11.2013)
CONTENTS
Basic Information.......................................................................................................................3
Notes on Safety..............................................................................................................4
Installing the Washing Machine...................................................................................................6
Understanding the symbols on clothes labels................................................................8
Description of control panel..........................................................................................9
Using the appliance................................................................................................11
Table of programmes.........................................................................................12
Troubleshooting..................................................................................................................14
Maintenance and Cleaning.......................................................................................15
Practical tips on washing.....................................................................................................16
Specification......................................................................................................19
Service and Warranty..................................................................................................19
Product Fiche........................................................................................................20
In accordance with European Directive 2002/96/EC and Polish legislation regarding
used electrical and electronic goods, this appliance is marked with the symbol of the
crossed-out waste container.
This marking means that the appliance must not be disposed of together with other
household waste after it has been used. The user is obliged to hand it over to a waste
collection centre collecting used electrical and electronic goods. The collectors, including local collection points, shops and local authority departments provide recycling
schemes. Proper handling of used electrical and electronic goods helps to avoid
environmental and health hazards resulting from the presence of dangerous components and the
inappropriate storage and processing of such goods.
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BASIC INFORMATION
Dear customer,
From today, washing will be easier than ever before. The Amica washing machine combines
exceptional ease of use with excellent effectiveness. Once you have read the instructions,
operating the washing machine will not be a problem.
Before being packed and leaving the factory, the safety and functions of this washing machine were carefully tested. After these tests some moisture or water may remain in the
appliance.
We ask you to read the User Manual carefully before switching on the appliance. Following
the directions in this manual will ensure proper operation and safe use of the appliance.
Keep this User Manual and store it near at hand.
The instructions should be followed carefully to avoid any unfortunate accidents.
Important!
This washing machine is intended for domestic use only to wash textiles and clothes
designed to be machine washed in a detergent bath.
Before plugging the washing machine into the mains, remove the safety packaging and
ensure the machine is level.
The manufacturer reserves the right to make changes in the appliance, which do not affect
its operation.
Use
lCarefully read the instructions below before using the appliance
lNever use the machine outdoors or anywhere the temperature may fall below freezing.
lThe machine should not be operated by children or anyone who has not read the instructions.
Important! Temperatures below 0°C can damage the washing machine!
In the event of the machine being stored or transported in sub-zero temperatures, it should
be left to acclimatise in a temperature above zero for 8 hours before being used.
Manufacturer’s Declaration
The manufacturer hereby declares that this product meets the requirements of the following European directives:
l Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC,
l Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive 2004/108/EC,
l ErP Directive 2009/125/EC,
and has been marked with the
symbol and issued with a declaration of compliance
made available to market regulators.
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NOTES ON SAFETY
l Detergents
Use only those detergents and additives which are designed for automatic washing machines, especially when using the COTTON 90°C
programme.
Do not use any agents containing solvents, as these may damage certain
parts of the machine, or cause them to emit poisonous gases. There may
also be a risk of ignition and explosion.
l Loading the
Ensure no unwanted objects are put inside the appliance. Completely
empty all pockets in the clothing to be washed and fasten buttons and
zips. Place small, loose objects in a washing bag, or inside a pillow case,
as they may be destroyed or else damage the drum or internal tank. Do
not exceed the recommended maximum load of washing.
Machine
l Control Panel
Protect the control panel from water spillage.
Do not put washed clothes on top of the machine!
l Transport
Unplug the machine before preparing the machine for transport. Do not
transport the washing machine if drum locking bolts are not in place. See
the chapter INSTALLING THE MACHINE (page 6). Keep the appliance
in upright position when transported.
l Data Plate
Data plate indicating basic information about the washing machine is
located at the top part of the rear casing.
l Burns
The door glass of your washing machine is hot during operation. Do not
allow children in the vicinity of the appliance.
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NOTES ON SAFETY
Checking stability
Once the washing machine is in position and levelled, it must be checked to ensure it is
standing in a stable position on all four legs.
In order to check this, press down each corner of the appliance in turn to see if it moves. The
safe, long-term and reliable operation of the washing machine depends on it being correctly
positioned and level.
Important! Level the appliance, remove the drum locking bolts and wait 3 hours
before using the appliance for the first time.
Important! Incorrect levelling, especially instability, may cause the washing machine
to move around during operation.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with physical, mental
or sensory handicaps, or by persons inexperienced or unfamiliar with the appliance, unless
under supervision or in accordance with the instructions as communicated to them by persons
responsible for their safety.
Ensure that children do not play with the appliance.
Withdrawal from Use
To ensure safety, the washing machine must be disabled once its useful life comes to an end.
First unplug it and then cut off the power lead. Scrap the appliance in line with local waste
disposal legislation.
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INSTALLING THE MACHINE
I. Remove the protection used for transporting the appliance (keep the locking bolts
for future use, e.g. when moving house).
lUnscrew the 4 locking bolts with a spanner.
lRemove the rubber and plastic transport
lStop up the holes with the stoppers
enclosed in the accessories bag.
brackets from the sockets along with the washers and bolts.
The locking bolts MUST be removed before the washing machine is used!
II. Positioning and levelling the machine
lDo not place the washing machine on a carpet!
lThe floor surface should not be either concave or sloping!
lAttention should be paid to the shape of the surface of the floor, so that the
entire weight of the appliance rests on its legs (not its body)!
l Place the washing machine on a solid, even surface.
l Loosen the plastic washer (2)
l Level the machine by adjusting the legs (1)
l Lock with washers (2)
After positioning and levelling the machine,
check that it is stable by pressing down each
corner and ensuring it does not move!
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INSTALLING THE MACHINE
III. Connecting the water supply
Use the new hoses supplied with the machine.
Do not re-use old hoses.
A water supply hose with seals is inside the drum of the machine.
Water pressure min. 0,03 MPa (0,3 bar), max.1 MPa (10 bar). Supply the machine
with cold water
lafter connecting, make sure the hose is not twisted
lafter connecting the hose and the valve, check they are sealed tight
lregularly check the condition of the supply hose.
IV. Water drain
max 100 cm
min 60 cm
The drain hose is at the back of the
machine. Fix the drain hose so that it
does not move while the machine is
in operation (use the elbow as shown
below). Do not place the hose too deep
into the outlet pipe!
V. Connecting the electric power supply
l The appliance’s mains connection (electrical wall socket)
should be in a visible and accessible place!
l Only plug the machine into a properly installed socket
with an earth pin!
l Do not connect to an adaptor or an extension cord!
l In the event of the power lead being damaged, it must be
l
replaced by an authorised technician.
The electrical system to which the appliance is to be
connected must be protected with a 10 A fuse.
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UNDERSTANDING THE SYMBOLS ON CLOTHES LABELS
90
I. Washing
boiling
temp. 900
normal
temp 600 C
delicate
normal
temp 400 C
DO NOT
wash!
handwash
II. Chemical cleaning
all
solvents
all
except TRI
petrol
only
DO NOT
dry clean!
normal
low
high
DO NOT
dry!
1500C
2000C
DO NOT
iron!
III. Spin dryer
IV. Ironing
1100C
Always pay attention to the symbols on garments’ labels
when choosing a washing setting.
DESCRIPTION OF THE APPLIANCE
Control panel
Detergent Drawer
Door
handle
Drum
Pump filter
cover
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DESCRIPTION OF CONTROL PANEL
2
1
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
1. Programme selector knob
2. End Indicator
3. Ready Indicator
4. Spin speed selector knob
5. Easy iron Indicator
6. Extra rinse Indicator
7. Rinse hold Indicator
8. Start/Pauza Indicator
9. Easy iron button
10. Extra rinse button
11. Rinse hold button
12. Start/Pauza button
1. Programme selector knob
Choose the appropriate wash programme as required, depending on how dirty the clothes
are, and type and amount of laundry loaded, which ensures better results and more effective washing. Once the wash programme is started, turning the programme selector knob to
another position (except
) does not change the previously selected programme.
2. End Indicator
Lights after the wash programme has ended.
3. Ready Indicator
Lights before the wash programme begins.
4. Spin speed selector knob
Use this knob to set the spin speed when water is being pumped out of the washing machine. Turn the knob to the desired speed to change setting. Available spin speeds: Spin off
- 400 - 600 - 800 - 1000 - 1200
Note: Even when the maximum spin speed is selected, it will be automatically reduced for
delicates wash programmes (see max. spin speed in the Table of wash programmes).
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DESCRIPTION OF CONTROL PANEL
5. Easy iron indicator
Lights when the function is active.
6. Extra rinse Indicator
Lights when the function is active.
7. Rinse hold Indicator
Lights when the function is active.
8. Start/Pauza Indicator
Lights after wash programme starts. If you Pause the programme, indicator will flash.
9. Easy iron button
Activation of function is indicated by a LED lighting up next to the function name.
The Easy Iron function reduces creases.
Note: Easy iron function is not available for all programmes (see Table of wash programmes.
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DESCRIPTION OF CONTROL PANEL
10. Extra rinse button
Activation of function is indicated by a LED lighting up next to the function name.
Note: Extra Rinse function is not available for all programmes (see Table of wash programmes.
Extra Rinse function is especially useful when washing underwear and also clothes for
people with sensitive skin. Select this function for better laundry rinsing results by adding
one extra rinse.
11. Rinse hold button
Select this function to leave the laundry in water after the last rinse cycle. To continue the
programme press the Rinse Hold button again. This feature is especially recommended
when laundry will not be taken out of the washing machine immediately after the washing
programme has ended.
Note: To spin the washed laundry turn the programme selector knob to
few seconds and then turn the knob to Drain and then press Start/Pause.
position wait a
Note: Rinse Hold function is not available for all programmes (see Table of wash programmes.
12. Start/Pause button
Press [Start/Pause] to start or pause a programme. When the washing machine operates,
START/PAUSE indicator light is on. When you PAUSE a programme, START/PAUSE
indicator flashes.
The Pause mode can be used to soak the laundry.
Once the selected programme has started wait for about 10 minutes and then press the
Start/Pause button. When the laundry is soaked as required, press the Start/Pause button
again to resume the programme. Soaking will improve washing results for heavily soiled
laundry.
10 + 12 Child Lock
This function locks the function buttons to prevent settings being changed or the operation
being interrupted by children. To set Child Lock, simultaneously press and hold 10 (Extra
Rinse) and 12 (Start/Pause) buttons for approximately 3 seconds. To release the Child
Lock, hold the same buttons down once more for around 3 seconds. Child Lock will be
automatically released after the wash cycle is completed.
Note: When the child lock is activated Easy Iron, Extra Rinse and Rinse Hold indicators
will flash a few times. When the child lock is release Start/Pause indicator will flash a few
times.
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USING THE APPLIANCE
I. Programme selection
1. Set the programme selector knob to the desired programme (see the table further on),
Ready indicator will light.
2. Activate available additional functions to modify the programme to your individual needs.
3. Press the [Start/ Pause] button.
II. End of the wash cycle
1. End lights to indicate wash cycle has ended.
2. Turn off the water valve
3. Set the programme selection knob to
.
4. Unplug the appliance from the mains.
5. Open the door and remove the laundry.
III. Cancelling and changing programme
Set the programme selector knob to
position for several seconds to terminate a programme. Then select the desired wash programme.
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TABLE OF PROGRAMMES
Programme name
Cotton 90
Intensive wash 60
Max.
temp.
°C
Max. spin
speed [rpm]
90°
1200
60°
Max.
load
[kg]
Additional functions available
Easy iron
Extra
rinse
Rinse
hold
6
Option
Option
Option
1200
6
Option
Option
Option
Cotton
*
60°
1200
6
Option
Option
Option
Cotton
*
40°
1200
6
Option
Option
Option
Eco 40
40°
1200
6
Option
Option
Option
Cotton 30
30°
1200
6
Option
Option
Option
Quick wash
30°
800
3
Option
Option
-
Eco 20
20°
1200
3
Option
Option
Option
Mix 40
40°
800
6
Option
Option
Option
Synthetics 60
60°
800
3
Option
Option
Option
Baby comfort 50
50°
800
3
Option
Option
Option
Synthetics 40
40°
800
3
Option
Option
Option
Sport 40
40°
800
3
Option
Option
Option
Synthetics cold
(cold
water)
800
3
Option
Option
Option
Curtain wash 40
40°
600
2
Option
Option
Option
Delicates 30
30°
600
2
Option
Option
Option
Delicates cold
(cold
water)
600
2
Option
Option
Option
Hand wash 30
30°
600
2
-
-
Option
30°
600
2
-
Option
Option
(cold
water)
600
2
-
Option
Option
Rinse
-
1200
6
Option
Option
-
Spinning
-
1200
6
Option
-
-
Drain
-
-
-
-
-
-
Wool 30
Wool cold
* - standard programmes for washing cotton fabrics at 60°C and 40°C.
These programmes are suitable for washing normally soiled cotton fabrics. They are simultaneously the most effective programmes for washing these type of fabrics, taking into account the total energy and water consumption.
Note: Real water temperature may differ from the declared wash cycle temperature.
 Use detergent or fabric softener if necessary,
 Detergent required, without which washing will be ineffective
x Do not use detergent or fabric softener
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TABLE OF PROGRAMMES
Detergent drawer
Time
[h:min]
Energy
consumption
(kWh)
Water
consumption
(l)
Number of
rinses
Type of laundry
Prewash
Basic
wash
Fabric
softener
x


3:05
2,59
85
3



2:25
1,56
93
3
x


3:20
1,02
49
2
x


3:10
0,82
55
2
x


2:10
0,38
53
2
x


1:58
0,28
65
3
x


0:30
0,09
53
2
x


1:42
0,19
44,2
2
x


1:36
0,55
58
2
Lightly and medium soiled cotton and synthetic clothing.
x


1:30
0,8
55
2
Moderately soiled delicate synthetics, or synthetic and cotton compositions.
x


2:00
1,03
91
4
Children’s clothes.
x


1:25
0,53
53
2
Lightly soiled delicate synthetics, or synthetic
and cotton compositions.
x


1:31
0,47
53
2
Sportswear
x


1:07
0,13
53
2
Lightly soiled delicate synthetics, or synthetic and cotton compositions (water is not
heated).



2:23
0,9
73
4
Curtains, tulle
x


1:23
0,38
73
3
x


1:16
0,12
82
3
x


1:28
0,28
65
3
x


1:00
0,15
75
3
Heavily soiled clothing, or an moderately soiled cotton and linen for children that requires
boiling.
Moderately or heavily soiled cotton clothes,
bed linen, table linen, linen, towels.
Moderately soiled cotton or linen clothes.
Lightly soiled cotton or linen clothes.
Lightly soiled, sweaty cotton clothes and
linen.
Lightly soiled, sweaty cotton and linen
clothes. Wash at 20°C
Very delicate fabrics.
Delicate or wool clothing recommended for
hand washing.
Note: Do not machine wash woollen fabrics if
the cloth tag prohibits this.
x


0:56
0.03
70
3
x
x

0:36
0,06
54
3
Rinsing with improving agents, including. antistatic or softening additives. Reduce the spin
speed when washing very delicate fabrics.
x
x
x
0:15
0,05
+
-
Spin-drying after hand washing.
x
x
x
0:03
-
-
-
Drain water - no spinning.
NOTE: Above-mentioned the time is an estimate and may differ from actual wash cycle time, depending on temperature, water pressure,
load size, etc. The time is automatically updated during wash cycle. Displaying the same time for an extended period or abrupt changes
are normal.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
The fault indicator lights
The washing machine indicates error codes to help locate minor operating faults and identify their cause. An error is indicated by LEDs on the control panel [Ready/ Start/Pause].
The appliance interrupts operation upon encountering an error.
Error Code - The status
of individual LED indicators

☼
Reason
Solution
Ready
Start/Pauza

☼
Door is not closed
properly
Check that the door is locked; check
that laundry is not jammed in the door
☼

Low pressure, no
water in the drum
Unscrew the water valve, check the
water inlet hose and filter, check the
water pressure
☼
☼
Water does not
drain properly
Check water drain pump and filter
Others
Try to restart or contact the Service
Centre
tel. 0844815 8880 / 0818 45 46 46
Off
Flash
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MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
Never clean the product’s casing or plastic parts using solvents or strong, abrasive cleaning
agents (e.g. washing powders or creams)! Only use delicate liquid cleaning agents and soft
cloths. Do not use sponges.
I. Cleaning the pump filter
lUnplug the appliance from the
mains,
lTurn off the water valve,
lOpen the filter cover by hand
or using a flat-head screwdriver.
Clean the pump filter every 20 washes or so.
Neglecting to clean the filter causes difficulties in emptying the machine of water!
Pump
filter
lUnscrew the filter.
lRemove and clean the filter.
To replace the filter
following the procedure in reverse
order.
II. Cleaning the water supply valve
lTurn on the water supply hose,
lUse forceps to grasp the filter mesh plunger,
lRemove and clean the filter (using a brush).
To replace the filter
following the procedure in reverse
order.
III. Cleaning the detergent drawer (at least once a month).
l Remove the drawer (while pressing
the stop).
l Clean in running water (or using a lReplace the drawer.
brush or piece of cloth).
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PRACTICAL ADVICE REGARDING WASHING
I. Cleaning and
purifying agents
It is recommended to use powder or liquid general purpose
detergents for all temperatures in a range as per the detergent Producer’s recommendations indicated on the product
packaging.
Detergents
lPour the detergent into the drawer compartment marked
l Pour the pre-wash detergent into the drawer compartment
marked
Liquid detergents
lInstall the supplied partition in the compartment (figure below).
lPour liquid detergent into the drawer compartment marked
Fabric softeners added to the rinse
lPour the fabric softener into the drawer compartment marked
lDo not exceed the maximum level marked on the drawer compartment. This detergent will be used for the final rinse.
II. First wash
Before washing for the first time, put it through one high temperature cycle without a load, according to the following procedure:
lConnect the washing machine to the electricity mains
lTurn on the water valve
lSet the programme selector knob to high temperature wash.
l Add the appropriate detergent and press the [Start/ Pause]
button.
III. Soil
Stubborn stains
Before washing garments, apply an additional stain remover according to the instructions for use
Heavily soiled:
lOne-off washing of smaller amounts of clothes
lAdd more detergent
lAfter washing heavily soiled clothes (e.g. working clothes) or
garments which are shedding fibres, it is recommended that the
washing machine is rinsed out by running a programme cycle at
a temperature of 60°C, e.g. COTTON or SYNTHETICS, without
a load. Lightly soiled:
lSee pt. „Conservation”.
IV. Conservation
Reducing energy and water consumption
Garments which are only lightly soiled should be washed using the
appropriate wash programme, i.e. ULTRA SHORT The washing
machine detects partial load. For partial load, when using the Towels and Cotton programmes, washing machine will reduce water
and energy consumption and shorten the wash cycle.
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PRACTICAL ADVICE REGARDING WASHING
V. Water hardness
Hard water causes sediment to form.
Information about water hardness is available from your nearest
water works.
It is advised that water softeners are used for every wash.
VI. Power cut
(programme memory)
Power cuts or unplugging the machine does not cancel the setting. This has been memorised and the cycle will continue once
the power is restored. Do not open the doors of the washing
machine during a power cut.
VII. Loading
Maximum drum capacity 6 kg:
Load the washing into the drum according to the following instructions:
lcotton, denim, children’s clothes – max full drum (do not force clothes into the drum as this will reduce the quality of the wash!).
lsynthetics - max 1/2 drum
lwool, silk, delicate fabrics - max. approx. 1/3 of the drum.
Important! Do not overload the machine! Overloading the machine
may cause damage to the clothes being washed!
The maximum load amounts depending on the program are
given in table of programs.
VIII. Even load
distribution control
The electronic control device includes a load distribution control
system. In the event that the system detects uneven distribution
of load in the drum, the washing machine will try to relocate it.
Sometimes the trials will not be sufficient for the proper location of
the clothes (in the case of frotte dressing gowns washed with other
types of clothes, ball-shaped sheets which closes several objects
inside it). The system may react in the following way:
lit may accept the uneven distribution of clothes but will decrease
the spin speed
lit may not allow spinning as the clothes are distributed
unevenly.)
In both cases, after the wash is over, open the door of the washing
machine, place the laundry manually, close the door and select the
spin programme again.
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PRACTICAL ADVICE REGARDING WASHING
IX. Door
interlock
X. Delicate
fabrics
XI. Dosing
The washing machine is equipped with an interlock which prevents
the door from being opened during washing. Once a washing cycle
is complete, the door interlock is automatically released. In order
to open the door during the wash program, press PAUSE button
and wait about 2 minutes to unlock the door.
IMPORTANT! If the temperature inside the drum is high, the
door may remain blocked until the water temperature has
dropped below 60°C.
IMPORTANT! Before opening the door of the washing machine
check whether there is water in the drum.
Programme:
lSelect the appropriate wash programme (SYNTHETICS,
WOOL, DELICATES)
Loading:
Do not overload the machine, max 1/3 of the drum, see Loading.
According to the cleaning agent manufacturer’s instructions.
Too little cleaning agent
lThe washing turns grey.
lLumps of grease form, sediment builds up.
Too much cleaning agent
lStrong foaming.
lIneffective washing, detergent incompletely rinsed from fabrics.
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SPECIFICATION
AWB612L
230V / ~50Hz.
2100 W
10 A
max 6 kg
min 0,03 MPa (0,3 bar)
max 1 MPa (10 bar)
-Dimensions/Height/Breadth/ Depth 845 / 597 / 527 [mm]
-Weight
68,5 kg
-Meets the requirements of EU legislation,
EN 60456
standard.
-Type
-Rated voltage
-Rated power
-Current protection -Drum capacity
-Water pressure
Testing for label information in accordance with EN 60456 using the standard cotton wash
programmes:
- Cotton 60°C at full load
- Cotton 60°C at partial load
- Cotton 40°C at partial load
laverage annual water consumption is 10560 litres,
lweighted average electricity consumption is 195 kWh/year
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PRODUCT FICHE
Pursuant to a Delegated Regulation of the Commission (EU) No. 1061/2010 of 28 September 2010 supplementing the Directive of the
European Parliament and of the Council 2010/30/EU on the energy labelling of household washing machines and Regulation of the Commission (EU) No. 1015/2010 of 10 November 2010 on the implementation of the Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council
No. 2009/125/EC on the Eco design requirements for the household washing machines).
Amica Wronki S.A.
Supplier’s name or trade mark
AWB612L
Type
Rated capacity
Energy efficiency class
6,0 kg
A+
1)2)
Weighted annual energy consumptio AEc3)
195 kWh/year
Energy consumption of the standard cotton
programme:
- 60°C at full load Et,60
1,02 kWh
- 60°C at partial load Et,601/2
0,74 kWh
- 40°C at full load Et,401/2
0,64 kWh
Power consumption of the off-mode Po
0,2 W
Power consumption of the left-on mode PI
1W
Weighted annual water consumption AWC
10560 l
4)
Water consumption of the standard cotton
programme:
- at 60°C, full load Wt,60
49 l
- at 60°C, half load Wt,601/2
47 l
- at 40°C, half load Wt,401/2
47 l
Spin-drying efficiency class 2)
B
Residual humidity D
53%
Maximum spin speed attained 2)
1200 rev / min
Duration of the standard 60°C cotton programme at full and partial load
200 min
Duration of the standard 60°C cotton programme at partial load
175 min
Duration of the standard 40°C cotton programme at partial load
170 min
Noise Level:
- during the wash cycle
58 dB(A) re 1 pW
- during the spin cycle
79 dB(A) re 1 pW
Equipment designed for fitting
No
Energy efficiency class on a scale from A+++ (more efficient) to D (less efficient).
2)
For a standard Cottons 60°C and 40°C intensive wash programme at full and partial load.
3)
Estimated weighted annual energy consumption based on 220 standard wash cycles for Cottons 60°C and 40°C intensive wash
programmes at full and partial load and energy consumption in power saving modes. Actual energy consumption depends on how the
appliance is used.
4)
Estimated weighted annual water consumption based on 220 standard wash cycles for Cottons 60°C and 40°C intensive wash programmes at full and partial load. Actual water consumption depends on how the appliance is used.
1)
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Service Help Line
For the UK: please call 0844 815 8880
For Ireland: please call 0818 46 46 46