Instruction booklet
English, 1
Installation, 2-5
Positioning and levelling
Technical data
Electrical connection
Connecting the water supply
Description of the appliance, 6
Overall view
Control panel
Loading the racks, 7
Lower rack
Cutlery basket
Upper rack
Start-up and use, 8-9
Starting the dishwasher
Loading the detergent
Washing options
Wash cycles, 10
Wash cycle table
Rinse aid and refined salt, 11
Loading the rinse aid
Loading the refined salt
Care and maintenance, 12
Shutting off the water and electricity supplies
Cleaning the dishwasher
Preventing unpleasant odours
Cleaning the sprayer arms
Cleaning the water inlet filter
Cleaning the filters
Leaving the machine unused for extended periods
Precautions and advice, 13
General safety
Saving energy and respecting the environment
Troubleshooting, 14
After Sales Service, 15
After Sales Service
Essential Contact Information
Parts and Accessories
Appliance Registration
Hotpoint Guarantee, 16
Keep this instruction manual in a safe place for
future reference. If the appliance is sold, given away or
moved, please ensure the manual is kept with the
machine, so that the new owner may benefit from the
advice contained within it.
Please read this instruction manual carefully: it
contains important information regarding the safe
installation, use and maintenance of the appliance.
If the appliance must be moved at any time, keep it
in an upright position; if absolutely necessary, it may be
tilted onto its back.
This appliance is intended to be used in household
and similar applications such as:
- staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working
- farm houses;
- by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type
- bed and breakfast type environments.
Positioning and levelling
1. Remove the appliance from all packaging and check
that it has not been damaged during transportation.
If it has been damaged, contact the retailer and do not
proceed any further with the installation process.
2. Check the dishwasher by placing it so that its sides or
back panel are in contact with the adjacent cabinets or
even with the wall. This appliance can also be recessed
under a single worktop* (see the Assembly instruction
3. Position the dishwasher on a level and sturdy floor. If
the floor is uneven, the front feet of the appliance may be
adjusted until it reaches a horizontal position (the angle of
inclination must not exceed 2 degrees). If the appliance is
levelled correctly, it will be more stable and much less
likely to move or cause vibrations and noise while it is
Advice regarding the first wash cycle
After the appliance has been installed, immediately
before running the first wash cycle, completely fill the
salt dispenser with water and add only then
approximately 1 kg of salt (see chapter entitled Rinse aid
and refined salt). The water may overflow: this is normal
and is not a cause for concern. Select the water
hardness value (see chapter entitled Rinse aid and
refined salt). - After the salt has been poured into the
machine, the LOW SALT indicator light* switches off.
If the salt container is not filled, the water softener
and the heating element may be damaged as a result.
Technical data
width 60 cm
height 85 cm
depth 60 cm
14 standard place-settings
Water supply
0,05 ÷ 1MPa (0.5 ÷ 10 bar)
7,25 – 145 psi
Power supply
See appliance data plate
Total absorbed
See appliance data plate
See appliance data plate
This dishwasher conforms to the
following European Community
-2006/95/EC (Low Voltage)
-2004/108/EC (Electromagnetic
-2005/32/EC (Comm. Reg.
1275/2008) (Ecodesign)
-97/17/EC (Labelling)
-2002/96/EC Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment
4*. Adjust the height of the rear foot from the front of the
appliance* on the central lower part of the dishwasher,
turning a hexagonal spanner (red color) with an opening
of 8 mm in a clockwise direction to increase the height
or in an anticlockwise direction to decrease the height.
Anti-condensation strip*
After installing the dishwasher, open the door and stick
the adhesive transparent strip under the wooden shelf in
order to protect it from any condensation that may form.
* Only available in selected models.
The dishwasher meets the requirements set out by
the regulations in force concerning safety and electrical
Any technical checks should be conducted
exclusively by a trained and authorised technician:
Repairs carried out by unaithorised persons will
invalidate the guarantee, as well as posing a potential
hazard to the user.
The manufacturer declines all responsibility for
damage to persons or property resulting from failure to
observe the above precautions, from tampering with
even a single component or from the use of non-original
spare parts.
Electrical Connection
Before inserting the plug into the electrical socket, make
sure that:
Changing the Plug
Cut off and dispose of the supplied plug if it does not
fit your socket.
To avoid a shock hazard DO NOT insert the
discarded plug into a socket anywhere else.
Wires in the mains lead are coloured accordance
with the following code:
Green/Yellow Blue
If you change the plug, the colour of the wires in the
mains lead may not correspond with the terminal
markings in the plug, which if not coloured, could be:
the socket is earthed and complies with current
the socket can withstand the maximum load of the
appliance, which is indicated on the data plate
located on the inside of the door (see Description of
the appliance);
Changing the Mains Lead
the power supply voltage falls within the values
indicated on the data plate on the inside of the door;
the socket is compatible with the plug of the
appliance. If this is not the case, ask an authorised
technician to replace the plug (see After Sales
Service); do not use extension cables or multiple
Once the appliance has been installed, the power
supply cable and the electrical socket should be easily
The cable should not be bent or compressed.
If the power supply cable is damaged, it must be
replaced by the manufacturer or its Technical
Assistance Service in order to prevent all potential
hazards. (See After Sales Service)
A lead can be ordered from Hotpoint Service
UK: 08709 066 066 or
Republic of Ireland: 1850 302 220
- If you have damaged the existing lead or require a
longer one a charge will be made. It is strongly advised
that this work is carried out by a qualified electrician.
- If the domestic wiring includes a residual currentoperated circuit breaker, ensure that it conforms to the
latest regulations.
The dishwasher must not be connected to the
electricity supply while installation is being carried out.
- This appliance should only be connected to a 230/
240V AC source, via a properly installed earthed socket.
- Use the dishwasher solely in a domestic environment.
- DO NOT stand or place heavy objects on the door
when it is open, this could damage the door or cause the
appliance to tip forward.
The Company shall not be held responsible for any
incidents that occur if these regulations are not
This appliance must be earthed
Fuses:your appliance comes fitted with a plug and a 13A
fuse. If you need to replace the fuse, only those rated at
13A and ASTA approved to BS1362 should be used. If
you lose the fuse cover, a replacement may be obtained
from your local authorised Service Centre or Electrical
company. Correct replacement is identified by colour
coding or the marking on base of plug.
DO NOT use the plug unless the fuse cover is fitted.
Connecting the water supplies
Connection to the water and electricity supplies
should only be performed by a qualified technician.
Sink Waste System
Connect the outlet hose (without bending it) to a drain
duct with a minimum diameter of 32 mm.
The dishwasher should not stand on top of the water
hoses or the electricity supply cable.
Connecting the water inlet hose
The water inlet and outlet hoses and the electricity
supply cable may be positioned towards the right or the
left in order to achieve the best possible installation.
To a suitable cold water connection point: before
attaching the hose, run the water until it is perfectly
clear so that any impurities that may be present in the
water do not clog the appliance; after performing this
operation, screw the inlet hose tightly onto a tap with
a ¾ gas threaded connection.
To a suitable hot water connection point: your
dishwasher may be provided with hot water from the
mains supply (if you have a central heating system
with radiators) provided that it does not exceed a
temperature of 60°C.
Screw the hose to the tap as described for
connection to a cold water supply.
If the inlet hose is not long enough, contact a
specialist store or an authorised technician (see After
Sales Service).
The outlet hose must be at a height ranging from 40 to
80 cm (from 15’’ to 31’’) from the floor / surface where
the dishwasher rests (A).
• before connecting the drain hose, remove any
internal restrictions; this will prevent a build up of
debris which could cause a blockage
• remove any restrictions from the waste spigot and
ensure that the sealing bung is removed (B).
It MUST NOT be connected to a surface water drain.
• Untie the end of the GREY drainage hose from the rear
of the appliance.
• If fitting an under sink
waste disposal unit, cut
out the membrane, bung
or blanking plug.
The water pressure must be within the values
indicated in the Technical data table (see Installation).
The hose should not be bent or compressed.
The appliance must be connected to the water
supply network using new hoses.
Do not use old hoses.
Ensure that the new hose supplied is connected and the
old hose is disposed of safely.
DO NOT overtighten the hose connector, hand tight
is sufficient.
Ensure the drain hose is securely attached, to
prevent it coming away while the machine is in use and
causing a flood.
Fit hose to waste securely using a “Jubilee” type
Ensure the fill hose is not kinked.
Tap connections*: A range of adaptors are available
to suit your tap.
DO NOT connect the dishwasher to a single outlet
instantaneous water heater or an electric heater.
* Only available in selected models.
Anti-flooding protection*
To ensure floods do not occur, the dishwasher:
- is provided with a special system which blocks the
water supply in the event of anomalies or leaks from
inside the appliance.
Some models are also equipped with the supplementary
safety device New Acqua Stop*, which guarantees antiflooding protection even in the event of a supply hose
Under no circumstance should the water inlet hose be
cut as it contains live electrical parts.
The Company shall not be held responsible for any
incidents that occur if these regulations are not
Only available in selected models.
Description of the appliance
Overall view
Upper rack
Upper sprayer arm
Tip-up compartments
Rack height adjuster
Lower rack
Lower sprayer arm
Cutlery basket
Washing filter
Salt dispenser
Detergent and rinse aid dispensers
Data plate
Control panel***
Control panel
Half load button and
indicator light
Low salt
indicator light
Select wash
cycle button
Wash cycle
indicator lights
Low rinse aid
indicator light
Time remaining
light-up display
Extra Dry
option button and
indicator light
End indicator light
indicator light
indicator light
Delayed start button
and indicator light
Multi-functional tablets
button and indicator light
***Only in completely built-in models.
* Only available in selected models.
The number and type of wash cycles and options may vary depending on the dishwasher model.
Start/Pause button
and indicator light
Loading the racks
Tilt A
Before loading the racks, remove all food residues from the
crockery and empty liquids from glasses and cups.
After loading the appliance, check that the sprayer arms
can rotate freely.
Tilt B
Tilt C
Lower rack
The lower rack can hold pans, lids, plates, salad bowls, cutlery,
etc. as seen in the Loading examples.
Plates and large covers should be placed at the sides of the
rack, ensuring that they do not block the rotation of the upper
sprayer arm.
Some dishwasher
models are fitted
with tip-up
sections*, which
can be used in a
vertical position
when arranging plates or in a horizontal position when arranging
pans and salad bowls.
- Lift the tip-up compartment, slide it gently and position it in
the desired tilt angle.
Adjusting the height of the upper rack
In order to make it easier to arrange the crockery, the upper
rack may be moved to a higher or lower level. (in models
which offer the Baby cycle, the upper rack must be placed in
its lower position when the appliance is being loaded).
The height of the upper rack should ideally be
Never lift or lower the rack on one side only.
Open the left and right guide rail stops
and pull out the rack; position it higher or
lower as required, slide it along the
guide rails until the front wheels are in
place and close the stops (see figure).
Cutlery basket
The type of cutlery basket may vary according to the
dishwasher model: it may be modular, non-modular or a sliding
version. The non-modular basket must only be positioned at
the front of the lower rack.
The modular basket
may be separated into
two parts, a solution
which is recommended
when performing a half
load wash (only in models offering this option), is available in a
sliding version (positioned at any point on the lower rack by
sliding it between the fixed or tip-up inserts.
- Both versions are fitted with a collapsible sliding system which
means the cutlery can be arranged in the best possible way.
If the rack is fitted with DualSpace
handles* (see figure), pull out the upper
rack until it reaches its stop point, grip
the handles at the sides of the rack and
move it upwards or downwards, then
slowly let it fall back into place.
Loading examples for the upper/lower rack
Knives and other utensils with sharp edges must be placed
in the cutlery basket with the points facing downwards, or they
must be positioned horizontally in the tip-up compartments on
the upper rack.
Cutlery basket positioning examples
Baby Tip-up compartments*
For dishwasher models with a Baby Cycle,
tip-up compartments suitable for washing
bottles, rings and teats are provided. (see
the instruction sheet)
Upper rack
Load this rack with delicate and lightweight crockery: glasses,
tea and coffee cups, saucers, small salad bowls, saucepans
and small saucepans which are not too soiled, using the
Loading examples as a guide.
• Mugs and cups, long sharp knives and serving utensils:
place these on the tip-up compartments**.
Tip-up compartments with adjustable tilt
- The tilt feature can be used to increase the space in the upper
rack, to position wine glasses with different stem lengths safely
and to improve drying performance.
Items which should not be washed in the
Wooden items, objects with wooden or horn handles or
glued-on parts.
Items made from aluminium, copper, brass, pewter or tin.
Items made from plastic material which is not heatresistant.
Antique or hand-painted porcelain.
Antique silver. Silver which is not antique may, however,
be washed in the dishwasher using a delicate wash cycle,
provided that it does not come into contact with other
We recommend the use of crockery which is dishwasher
* Only available in selected models.
** The number and position may vary.
Start-up and use
Starting the dishwasher
1. Turn the water tap on.
2. Press the ON/OFF button: you will hear a short beep and
the display will light up.
3. Open the door and pour in a suitable amount of detergent
(see below).
4. Load the racks (see Loading the racks) and shut the door.
5. Select the wash cycle in accordance with the type of
crockery and its soil level (see Table of wash cycles) by
pressing the P button.
6. Select the wash options* (see adjacent information).
7. Start the cycle by pressing the Start/Pause button: a long
beep signals the start of the wash cycle and the time
remaining until the end of the cycle is displayed.
8. Two short beeps and one long one indicate the end of the
wash cycle; the wash cycle indicator light flashes and the END
indicator light switches on (fixed light). switch off the appliance
by pressing the ON/OFF button, shut off the water valve and
unplug the appliance from the electricity socket.
9. Wait for a few minutes before removing the crockery, in
order to avoid burns. Unload the racks, beginning with the
lower level.
- The machine will switch off automatically
during certain periods of inactivity, in order to
minimise electricity consumption.
Modifying a wash cycle in progress
If a mistake was made during the wash cycle selection
process it is possible to change the cycle, provided that it has
only just begun: once the wash cycle has started, switch off
the machine by pressing and holding the ON/OFF/Reset
button. Switch it back on using the same button and select the
desired wash cycle and options.
Measuring out the detergent
A good wash result also depends on the correct amount
of detergent being used; exceeding the stated amount
does not result in a more effective wash and increases
environmental pollution.
Only use detergent which has been
specifically designed for dishwashers.
DO NOT USE washing up liquid.
Using excessive detergent may result in foam
residue remaining in the machine after the cycle
has ended.
The use of tablets is only recommended for
models which offer the MULTI-FUNCTIONAL
TABLETS option.
To achieve the best results from each washing
and drying cycle, powder detergent, rinse aid
liquid and salt should be used.
Compartment A: Washing detergent
Compartment B: Pre-wash detergent
1. Open cover C by pressing button
2. Pour in the detergent after
consulting the Table of wash cycles:
• For powder detergent use
compartments A and B.
• For detergent in tablet form: when
the cycle requires 1 tablet, place it in
compartment A and close the cover;
when it requires 2, place the second tablet at the bottom of the
3. Remove detergent residues from the edges of the
compartment and close the cover until it clicks.
Adding extra crockery
Press the Start/Pause button (the corresponding indicator light
will flash). Open the door, taking care to avoid the escaping
steam, and place the crockery inside the appliance. Press the
Start/Pause button (fixed light): the cycle will restart after a
prolonged beep is emitted.
If the Start/Pause button is pressed so as to pause the
machine, the wash cycle or the Delayed Start function (if
selected) is interrupted.
At this stage it is not possible to change the wash cycle.
Accidental interruptions
If the door is opened during the wash cycle, or if there is a
power cut, the cycle stops. It starts again from the point at
which it was interrupted once the door has been shut or once
the electricity supply is restored.
Wash options*
The OPTIONS may only be set, modified or reset after the
wash cycle has been selected and before the Start/Pause
button has been pressed.
Only the options which are compatible with the type of wash
cycle set may be selected. If an option is not compatible with the
selected wash cycle (see Table of wash cycles), the corresponding LED flashes rapidly 3 times and 2 short beeps will sound.
If an option is selected which is incompatible with another (previously selected) option, the indicator light corresponding to the
option selected first will flash 3 times, 3 beeps will sound and it
will be deselected, while the most recently selected option will
remain active.
To deselect an option which has been set by mistake, press the
corresponding button again.
* Only available in selected models.
Half load using the upper rack
Extra drying
If there are not many dishes to be washed, a half load cycle
may be used in order to save water, electricity and detergent.
Select the wash cycle and press the HALF LOAD button: the
indicator light will illuminate and the wash cycle will take place
only in the upper rack.
To improve the dryness level of the crockery, press the
EXTRA DRYING button; the indicator light will illuminate. If it is
pressed again the option will be deselected.
Remember to load the upper rack only, and to
reduce the amount of detergent accordingly.
The EXTRA DRYING option increases the duration of
the wash cycle.
Multi-functional tablets (Tabs)
This option is not compatible with the following
wash cycles: Speed and Baby.
This option optimises washing and drying results.
When using multi-functional tablets, press the MULTIFUNCTIONAL TABLETS button. The corresponding indicator
light will illuminate. The “Multi-functional tablets” option results
in the lengthening of the wash cycle.
Delayed start
set for subsequent wash cycles if it is not deselected.
It is better to use powder detergent in this case.
It is possible to delay the start time of the cycle for a period of
time between 1 and 24 hours.
1. After selecting the desired wash cycle and any other options,
press the DELAYED START button: the corresponding indicator
light will illuminate. Use the same button to select the time at
which you wish the wash cycle to begin (after a period of 1 to 24
2. Confirm your selection using the Start/Pause button; the
countdown will begin. The selected delay period indicator light
flashes and the Start/Pause button stops flashing (the light
becomes fixed instead).
3. When the set time has elapsed, a long beep sounds, the
DELAYED START indicator light switches off and the wash cycle
The use of tablets is only recommended for
models which offer the MULTI-FUNCTIONAL TABLETS
This option is not recommended for use with wash
cycles which do not specify the use of multi-functional
tablets (see Table of options).
Table of
To deselect the DLEAYED START option, press the DELAYED
START button repeatedly until the text OFF appears.
Super wash
The Delayed Start function cannot be set once the wash
has been started.
Daily A 60’
Eco 50°C
Speed 25’
Baby Cycle
* Only available in selected models.
Wash cycles
If the crockery is only lightly soiled or if it has been rinsed with water before being placed in the
dishwasher, reduce the amount of detergent used accordingly.
The number and type of wash cycles and options may vary depending on the dishwasher model.
Wash cycle selection
Heavily soiled dishes and pans
(not to be used for delicate
Normally soiled pans and dishes.
Standard daily wash cycle.
Limited quantity of daily soiling.
(4 place settings + 1 saucepan +1
frying pan).
Pre-wash for dishes while
awaiting completion of the load
with the dishes from the next
Environmentally-friendly wash
cycle with low energy
consumption levels, suitable for
pans and dishes.
Disinfecting wash cycle suitable
for washing bottles, rings and
teats together with plates, cups,
glasses and cutlery. The crockery
should only be loaded on the
upper rack.
35 g (A)
35 ml (A)
1 (A)
29 g (A)
6 g (B)
29 ml (A)
6 ml (B)
1 (A)
25 g (A)
25 ml (A)
1 (A)
A–B– C
29 g (A)
6 g (B)
29 ml (A)
6 ml (B)
1 (A)
25 g (A)
25 ml (A)
1 (A)
A- C
35 g (A)
35 ml (A)
1 (A)
A– B–C-D
20 g (A)
20 ml (A)
Wash cycle
Super Wash
Wash cycle
Hrs. Min.
Daily A 60
Economic and fast wash to be
used for lightly soiled dishes.
(Run cycle immediately after use)
(2 plates + 2 glasses + 4 pieces
of cutlery + 1 saucepan + 1 small
frying pan).
Economic and fast wash for
delicate items which are sensitive
to high temperatures. (Run cycle
immediately after use) (glasses
upper rack + delicate plates,
lower rack).
(A) = compartment A
(B) = compartment B
Baby Cycle
To make it easier to measure out the detergent, it is worth remembering that:
1 tablespoon = 15 gr. of powder = approximately 15 ml of liquid - 1 teaspoon = 5 gr. of powder = approximately 5 ml of liquid
Optimum performance levels when using the "Daily wash" and "Speed" cycles can be achieved by observing the maximum amounts
of crockery specified.
* The Eco wash cycle adheres to the regulation EN-50242. Although it has a longer duration than other wash cycles it uses less
energy and is les harmful to the environment.
Note for Test Laboratories: for information relating to comparative EN testing conditions, please send an email to the
following address:
Rinse aid and refined salt
Only use products which have been
specifically designed for dishwashers.
Do not use table salt or industrial salt, or
washing up liquid.
Follow the instructions given on the packaging.
If using a multi-functional product it is not necessary to
add rinse aid; however, we recommend that you add salt,
especially if you live in an area where the water is hard or
very hard. Follow the instructions given on the packaging.
If you do not add salt or rinse aid, the LOW
SALT* and LOW RINSE AID* indicator lights
remain lit.
Measuring out the rinse aid
Rinse aid makes it easier for the crockery to dry, as water
runs off surfaces more readily and therefore does not leave
streaks or marks.
The rinse aid dispenser should be filled:
• When the LOW RINSE AID* indicator light on the control
panel is illuminated;
1. Open the dispenser by turning
the lid (G) in an anticlockwise
2. Pour in the rinse aid, making sure
it does not overflow from the
dispenser. If this happens, clean the
spill immediately with a dry cloth.
3. Screw the lid back on.
NEVER pour the rinse aid directly
into the appliance tub.
Adjusting the amount of rinse aid
If you are not completely satisfied with the drying results, you
may adjust the quantity of rinse aid used. Use a screwdriver
to turn the dosage adjuster (F) to one of the 6 pre-set
positions (the default position is set to 4):
• If there are streaks on the crockery, set the adjustment
device to a lower number (1-3).
• If drops of water remain on the crockery or if there are
limescale marks present after the cycle has finished, set the
adjuster to a higher number (4-6).
Setting the water hardness
Every dishwasher is equipped with a water softener which, by
using refined salt designed especially for this type of
appliance, supplies water without limescale which is then used
to wash the crockery.
This dishwasher offers a setting which helps to reduce
pollution and optimises washing performance in accordance
with the water hardness level in your area. This information can
be obtained from the organisation which supplies your
household with water.
The water hardness adjustment procedure may vary
depending on the dishwasher model purchased.
- Switch on the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button.
- Press and hold the P button for a few seconds; after a short
beep sounds, the water hardness setting will appear on the
display and the Start/Pause button will begin to flash (the
default water softening system setting is level !).
- Press the P button repeatedly until the desired hardness
level has been reached (1-2-3-4-5* see Water hardness
table). The selected water hardness value will appear on the
E.g.: hardness setting 1 ("1" appears on the display);
hardness setting 2 ("2" appears on the display);
hardness setting 3 ("3" appears on the display); etc., etc. up
to a maximum of level 5.
To exit the function, wait a few seconds or press one of the
option buttons*, or switch off the machine using the ON/OFF
Even if using multi-functional tablets, the salt dispenser should
still be filled.
Water Hardness Table
6 11
12 17
17 34
34 50
For values between 0°f and 10°f, we do not
recommend the use of salt.
* this setting may cause a slight increase in the
duration of the cycle.
(°dH = hardness measured in German degrees - °f =
hardness measured in French degrees - mmol/l = millimoles
per litre)
Measuring out the refined salt
In order to achieve the best possible results using a wash
cycle, make sure that the dispenser is never empty. Refined
salt removes limescale from the water, thus avoiding the
formation of deposits on crockery.
The salt dispenser is located in the lower part of the
dishwasher (see Description) and should be filled:
• When the green float* cannot be seen by simply looking at
the cap of the salt dispenser.
• When the LOW SALT* indicator light on the control panel is
1. Remove the lower rack and unscrew
the container cap (anticlockwise).
2. The first time you do this: fill the water
tank right up to its edge.
3. Position the funnel* (see figure) and
fill the salt container right up to its edge
(this should hold approximately 1 kg); it is not unusual for a
little water to leak out.
4. Remove the funnel* and wipe any salt residue away from the
opening; rinse the cap under running water and then screw it
on, the head facing downwards so as to let the water flow out
of the four cracks which are arranged in a star shape on the
lower part of the cap. (the container cap with the green float*)
It is advisable to perform this procedure every time you
add salt to the container.
Make sure the cap is screwed on tightly, so that no detergent
can get into the container during the wash cycle (this could
damage the water softener beyond repair).
When necessary, measure out the salt before a wash
cycle so that any saline solution which has leaked out of the
salt dispenser is removed.
* Only available in selected models.
Care and maintenance
Shutting off the water and electricity
Turn off the water tap after every wash cycle to avoid
Always unplug the appliance when cleaning it and
when performing maintenance work.
Cleaning the dishwasher
The external surfaces of the machine and the control
panel may be cleaned using a non-abrasive cloth
which has been dampened with water. Do not use
solvents or abrasive products.
Any marks on the inside of the appliance may be
removed using a cloth dampened with water and a
little vinegar.
Preventing unpleasant odours
Always keep the door of the appliance ajar in order
to avoid moisture from forming and being trapped
inside the machine.
Clean the seals around the door and detergent
dispensers regularly using a damp sponge. This will
avoid food becoming trapped in the seals, which is
the main cause behind the formation of unpleasant
Cleaning the sprayer arms
Clean the water inlet filter at the tap outlet regularly.
- Turn off the water tap.
- Unscrew the end of the water inlet hose, remove the
filter and clean it carefully under running water.
- Replace the filter and screw the water hose back into
Cleaning the filters
The filter assembly consists of three filters which remove
food residues from the washing water and then
recirculate the water. They should be cleaned if you wish
to achieve the best results in every wash.
Clean the filters regularly.
The dishwasher should not be used without filters, or
if the filter is loose.
• After several washes, check the filter assembly and if
necessary clean it thoroughly under running water,
using a non-metallic brush and following the instructions
1. Turn the cylindrical filter C in an anti-clockwise
direction and pull it out (fig. 1).
2. Remove the cup filter B by exerting a slight pressure
on the side flaps (fig. 2).
3. Slide out the stainless steel plate filter A (fig. 3).
4. Inspect the trap and remove any food residue. NEVER
REMOVE the wash cycle pump (black detail) (fig. 4).
Food residue may become encrusted onto the sprayer
arms and block the holes used to spray the water. It is
therefore recommended that the arms are checked from
time to time and cleaned with a small non-metallic
The two sprayer arms may both be removed.
To remove the upper sprayer
arm, rotate the locking ring in
an anti-clockwise direction.
The upper sprayer arm should
be replaced with the holes
facing upwards.
The lower sprayer arm can be
removed by pressing on the
side tabs and pulling it
Cleaning the water inlet filter*
If the water hoses are new or have not been used for an
extended period of time, let the water run to make sure it
is clear and free of impurities before performing the
necessary connections. If this precaution is not taken,
the water inlet could become blocked and damage the
After cleaning the filters, replace the filter assembly and
fix it in position correctly; this is essential for maintaining
the efficient operation of the dishwasher.
Leaving the machine unused for
extended periods
Disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply
and shut off the water tap.
Leave the door of the appliance ajar.
• When you return, run a wash cycle when the
dishwasher is empty.
* Only available in selected models.
Precautions and advice
The appliance was designed and manufactured in
compliance with current international safety standards. The
following information has been provided for safety reasons
and should therefore be read carefully.
General safety
This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge,
unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible
for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
The appliance was designed for domestic use inside the
home and is not intended for commercial or industrial use.
The appliance must be used by adults only, to wash
domestic crockery according to the instructions in this
The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even in
covered areas. It is extremely dangerous to leave the
machine exposed to rain and storms.
Do not touch the appliance when barefoot.
When unplugging the appliance always pull the plug from
the mains socket, do not pull on the cable.
The water supply tap must be shut off and the plug should
be removed from the electrical socket before cleaning the
appliance or carrying out any maintenance work.
If the appliance breaks down, do not under any
circumstances touch the internal parts in an attempt to
carry out the repair work yourself.
Never touch the heating element.
Do not lean or sit on the open door of the appliance: this
may cause the appliance to overturn.
The door should not be left open as it may create a
dangerous obstacle.
The packaging material should not be used as a toy: it can
become a choking or suffocation hazard.
Saving energy and respecting the
Saving water and energy
Only start a wash cycle when the dishwasher is full. While
waiting for the dishwasher to be filled, prevent unpleasant
odours with the Soak cycle (see Wash Cycles).
Select a wash cycle that is suited to the type of crockery
and to the soil level of the crockery using the Wash cycle
- for dishes with a normal soil level, use the Eco wash
cycle, which guarantees low energy and water
consumption levels.
- if the load is smaller than usual activate the Half load*
option (see Start-up and use).
If your electricity supply contract gives details of electricity
saving time bands, run wash cycles during the periods
when a lower tariff is applied. The Delayed start* button
(see Start-up and use) helps you organise the wash
cycles accordingly.
Phosphate-free and chlorine-free detergents
containing enzymes
We strongly recommend that you use detergents that do
not contain phosphates or chlorine, as these products are
harmful to the environment.
Enzymes provide a particularly effective action at
temperatures around 50°C, and as a result detergents
containing enzymes can be used in conjunction with lowtemperature wash cycles in order to achieve the same
results as a normal 65°C wash cycle.
To avoid wasting detergent, use the product in
appropriate quantities based on the manufacturer’s
recommendations, the hardness of the water and the soil
level and quantity of the crockery. Even if they are
biodegradable, detergents contain substances that may
alter the balance of nature.
If your family includes children:
• DO NOT allow children to play with the appliance or tamper
with its controls.
• Keep detergents and rinse aids away from children.
• Keep children away from the open door of a dishwasher,
there could still be some detergent left inside.
Disposal of old electrical appliances
The European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE), requires that old household
electrical appliances must not be disposed of in the normal
unsorted municipal waste stream. Old appliances must be
collected separately in order to optimise the recovery and
recycling of the materials they contain and reduce the impact
on human health and the environment. The crossed out
"wheeled bin" symbol on the product reminds you of your
obligation, that when you dispose of the appliance it must be
separately collected.
Consumers should contact their local authority or retailer for
information concerning the correct disposal of their old
Recycling & Disposal Information
As part of Hotpoint's continued commitment to helping the
environment, Hotpoint reserves the right to use quality
recycled components to keep down customer costs and
minimise material wastage.
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances carefully.
To minimise risk of injury to children, remove the door, plug
and cut mains cable off flush with the appliance. Dispose of
these parts separately to ensure that the appliance can no
longer be plugged into a mains socket and the door cannot be
locked shut.
* Only available in selected models.
Whenever the appliance fails to work, check for a solution from the following list before calling for Assistance
(see Assistance).
Possible causes / Solutions:
The dishwasher does not start or
cannot be controlled
• Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button, switch it back on after
approximately one minute and reset the program.
• The appliance has not been plugged in properly.
• The dishwasher door has not been shut properly.
The door won’t close
• The lock was released. Strongly push the door until a “clacking” noise is heard.
No water drains out from the
The dishwasher makes excessive
• The dishes are rattling against each other or against the sprayer arms.
• An excessive amount of foam has been produced: the detergent has not been
measured out correctly or it is not suitable for use in dishwashers (see Start-up and
The dishes and glasses are
covered in a white film or
limescale deposits.
• The level of the refined salt is low or the dosage setting is not suited to the hardness
of the water (see Rinse aid and salt).
• The lid on the salt dispenser is not closed properly.
• The rinse aid has been used up or the dosage is too low.
The dishes and glasses are
streaked or have a bluish tinge.
• The rinse aid dosage is too high.
The crockery has not been dried
The dishes are not clean.
The racks are overloaded (see Loading the racks).
The crockery has not been arranged well.
The sprayer arms cannot move freely.
The wash cycle is too gentle (see Wash cycles).
An excessive amount of foam has been produced: the detergent has not been
measured out correctly or it is not suitable for use in dishwashers (see Start-up and
• The lid on the rinse aid compartment has not been shut correctly.
• The filter is dirty or blocked (see Care and maintenance).
• The refined salt level is low (see Rinse aid and salt).
The dishwasher does not take any
water in - Tap shut-off alarm
(the display shows A 6).
The dishwasher cycle has not yet finished.
The water inlet hose is bent (see Installation).
The drain duct is blocked.
The filter is clogged up with food residues.
A wash cycle without a drying program has been selected.
The rinse aid has been used up or the dosage is too low (see Rinse aid and salt).
The rinse aid dispenser setting is not suitable.
The crockery is made from non-stick material or plastic.
There is no water in the mains supply.
The water inlet hose is bent (see Installation).
Turn on the tap and the appliance will start after a few minutes.
The appliance lock has been activated because no action was taken when the
beeps* sounded.
Switch off the appliance using the ON/OFF button, turn on the tap and switch the
appliance back on after 20 seconds by pressing the same button. Re-program the
appliance and restart the wash cycle.
Water inlet hose alarm / Water inlet • Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button. Shut off the water tap to
filter blocked
eliminate the risk of flooding and remove the plug from the electrical socket.
(the display shows A 7).
Make sure the water inlet filter has not become blocked by impurities (see “Care
and maintenance” chapter).
* Only available in selected models.
After Sales Service
After Sales Service
No one is better placed to care for your Hotpoint appliance during the course of its working life than us – the
Essential Contact Information
Hotpoint Service
We are the largest service team in the country offering you access to 400 skilled telephone advisors and 1000
fully qualified engineers on call to ensure you receive fast, reliable, local service.
UK: 08448 224 224
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
Please note: Our advisors will require the following information:
Model number:
Serial number:
Parts and Accessories
We supply a full range of genuine replacement parts as well as accessory products that protect and
hygienically clean your appliance to keep it looking good and functioning efficiently throughout its life.
UK: 08448 225 225
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
Appliance Registration
We want to give you additional benefits of Hotpoint ownership. To activate your free 5 year parts guarantee you
must register your appliance with us.
UK: 08448 24 24 24
Republic of Ireland: 01 230 0800
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Recycling and Disposal Information
As part of Hotpoint’s continued commitment to helping the environment, Hotpoint reserves the right to use
quality, recycled components to keep down customer costs and minimise material wastage.
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances carefully. To minimise the risk of injury to children, remove the
door, plug, and cut the mains cable off flush with the appliance. Dispose of these parts separately to ensure
that the appliance can no longer be plugged into mains socket, and the door cannot be locked shut.
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12 months Parts and Labour Guarantee
Your appliance has the benefit of our manufacturer’s guarantee, which covers the cost of breakdown repairs for
twelve months from the date of purchase.
This gives you the reassurance that if, within that time, your appliance is proven to be defective because
of either workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion, either repair or replace the appliance at no cost to
This guarantee is subject to the following conditions:
The appliance has been installed and operated correctly and in accordance with our operating and
maintenance instructions.
The appliance is used only on the electricity or gas supply printed on the rating plate.
The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only.
The appliance has not been altered, serviced, maintained, dismantled, or otherwise interfered with by any
person not authorised by us.
Any repair work must be undertaken by us or our appointed agent.
Any parts removed during repair work or any appliance that is replaced become our property.
The appliance is used in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.
The guarantee does not cover:
Damage resulting from transportation, improper use, neglect or interference or as a result of improper
Replacement of any consumable item or accessory. These included but not limited to: plugs, cables,
batteries, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and starters, covers and filters.
Replacement of any removable parts made of glass or plastic.
5 Year Parts Guarantee
Hotpoint also offers you a free 5 year parts guarantee. This additional guarantee is conditional on you
registering your appliance with us and the parts being fitted by one of our authorised engineers. There will be a
charge for our engineer’s time. To activate the extra parts warranty on your appliance, simply call our
registration line on 08448 24 24 24 (Republic of Ireland 01 230 0800)
Extended Guarantees
We offer a selection of protection plans that enable you to fully cover yourself against the expense of
repair bills for the life of your policy. To find the ideal plan for you please call our advice line on 08448 226 226
(Republic of Ireland 01 230 0233).
Free Helpdesk Service
We have a dedicated team who can provide free advice and assistance with your appliance if you
experience any technical difficulties within the first 90 days of ownership. Simply call our Hotpoint Service
Hotline on 08448 224 224 (Republic of Ireland 0818 313 413) for telephone assistance, or, where necessary, to
arrange for an engineer to call.