Whirlpool | EDCE 85 B TM (UK) | Instruction for Use | Instruction manual

Instruction manual
Installation, 2
Where to install the tumble dryer
Electrical connections
Preliminary information
Warnings, 4
General safety
Saving energy and respecting the environment
Care and maintenance, 6
Disconnecting the power supply
Cleaning the filter after each cycle
Checking the drum after each cycle
Emptying the water container after each cycle
Cleaning the condenser unit
Cleaning the tumble dryer
Description of the tumble dryer, 8
Control panel
How to carry out a drying cycle, 10
Starting and selecting a programme
Programmes and options, 11
Programme chart
Special/Sport/Partial Programmes
Opening the door
Laundry, 14
Sorting laundry
Care labels
Drying times
Troubleshooting, 15
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remember to pass it on to any new owners when selling or transferring the appliance, so they may familiarise with the warnings
and suggestions herein contained.
Assistance, 16
Spare parts
Product Guarantee And Repair Information
Information on recycling and disposal
! Read these instructions carefully: the following pages contain
important information on installation and useful suggestions for
operating the appliance.
Where to install the tumble dryer
10 mm
• Install the dryer far
from gas ranges, stoves,
radiators or hobs, as
flames may damage it.
If the dryer is installed
below a worktop, en15 mm
15 mm
sure there are 10 mm
between the upper panel of the dryer and any
objects above it, and 15
mm between the sides of the machine and
the walls or furniture units adjacent to it. This
ensures adequate air circulation.
The appliance must be installed with the rear
surface placed against a wall.
• The room must be adequately ventilated while the dryer is
running. Make sure that the dryer is installed in a room free
of humidity and with adequate air circulation. The flow of air
around the dryer is essential to allow water to condense during drying; the dryer will not function properly if it is placed
in an enclosed space or inside a cabinet.
! Some condensation may form if the dryer is used in a small
or cold room.
! We do not recommend that the dryer is
installed in a cupboard but the dryer must never
be installed behind a lockable door, a sliding
door or a door with a hinge on the opposite
side to that of the dryer door.
Water drain
If your dryer is installed next to a drain the water can be
plumbed into this drain. This does away with the need to
empty the water container. If the dryer is stacked onto or
installed next to a washing machine it can share the same
drain. The height of the drain must be less than 3’ (1 m) from
the bottom of the dryer.
Remove existing hose from position shown in picture A and fit
a suitable length of hose and connect as shown in picture B.
! The drain tube has to be below 1 m from the bottom of
the Dryer
! Make sure that the hose is not squashed or kinked
when the dryer is in its final location.
Less than 1m
Picture A
Picture B
Electrical connections
Before plugging the appliance into the socket,
check the following:
• Make sure your hands are dry.
• The socket must have an earth connection.
• The socket must be able to withstand the
machine’s maximum power output as indicated on the rating plate (see Description
of the tumble dryer)
• The power supply voltage must fall within
the values indicated on the data plate (see
Description of the tumble dryer).
• The socket must be compatible with the
dryer’s plug. Should this not be the case,
replace the plug or the socket.
! The dryer must not be installed outdoors,
even if the space is sheltered. It can be very
dangerous if exposed to rain or storms.
! Once installed, the dryer’s electrical wire
and plug must be within reach.
! The power cord must not be bent or
! If the plug being replaced is a non-rewirable
type, then the cut-off plug must be disposed of
safely. DO NOT leave it where it can be inserted
into a socket and create a shock hazard.
! The power must be regularly checked. If the
supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced
by the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard. (see Assistance). New or longer electric
cords are supplied by authorised dealers at a
supplementary cost.
! The manufacturer denies any
responsibility should any of these rules
not be followed.
! If in doubt about any of the above
consult a qualified electrician.
Preliminary information
Once the tumble dryer is installed, clean the inside of the
drum before operating it and remove any dirt accumulated
during transportation.
Product Data - Regulation 392/2012.
Rated capacity of cotton laundry for the "standard cotton
programme" at full load - kg
This household tumble drier is a
Energy efficiency class on a scale from A+++ (low consumption)
to D (high consumption)
The weighted Annual Energy Consumption (AEc)* kWh 1)
This household tumble drier is a
Energy consumption full load; Edry - kWh 2)
Energy consumption partial load; Edry½ - kWh 2)
Power consumption: off-mode (Po) - Watts
Power consumption: left-on mode (Pl) - Watts
Duration of the 'left-on mode' for power management system minutes
Prog. Time - weighted (Tt) full & partial load - minutes 3)
Full load (Tdry) - minutes
Partial load (Tdry½) - minutes
Condensation efficiency class on a scale from G (least efficient) to
A (most efficient)
Average condensation efficiency - %
weighted (Ct) full & partial load 3)
full load (Cdry)
partial load (Cdry½)
Airborne acoustical noise emissions - dB(A) re 1 pW
1) "Standard cotton” at full and partial load is the standard programme to which the
information in the label and the fiche relates. The standard cotton program is
suitable to dry at cupboard level (0%) cotton laundry and is the most efficient
programme in terms of energy consumption. Partial load is half the rated load.
2) based on 160 drying cycles of the standard cotton programme at full and partial
load, and the consumption of the low-power modes. Actual energy consumption
will depend on how the appliance is used.
3) Weighted average of 3 cycles at full load and 4 cycles at half load.
Regulation 932/2012.
Energy consumption in kWh, for program “Synthetics” full load
Programme time in minute, for program “Synthetics” full load
Partial load for program “Synthetics” N/A
! This appliance has been designed and built
according to international safety standards.
These warnings are given for safety reasons
and must be followed carefully.
General safety
• This
appliance can be used by children
aged from 8 years and above and
persons with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities or lack of experience
and knowledge if they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of
the appliance in a safe way and understand
the hazards involved.
• This tumble dryer has been designed for
home, and not professional, use.
• Do not touch the appliance while barefoot
or with wet hands or feet.
• Unplug the machine by pulling on the plug,
not the cord.
• After using the dryer, turn it off and unplug
it. Keep the door closed to make sure that
children do not use it as a toy.
•Children should be supervised to ensure
that they do not play with the dryer.
• Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be
made by children without supervision.
•Children of less than 3 years should be
kept away from the appliance unless
continuously supervised.
• The appliance must be installed correctly
and have proper ventilation. The air intake
at the front of the dryer should never be
obstructed (see Installation).
• Never use the dryer on carpeting where the
pile height would prevent air from entering
the dryer from the base.
• Check to see if the dryer is empty before
loading it.
• The back of the dryer could become very
Never touch it while in use.
• Do not use the dryer unless the filter,
watercontainer and condenser are securely
in place (see Maintenance).
Do not overload the dryer (see Laundry
for maximum loads).
• Do not load items that are dripping wet.
• Carefully check all instructions on clothing
labels (see Laundry).
• Do not tumble dry large, very bulky items.
• Do not tumble dry acrylic fibres at high
• Do not turn off the dryer when there are still
warm items inside.
• Clean the filter after each use (see
• Empty the water container after each use (see
•● Clean the condenser unit at regular intervals (see
•● Do not allow lint to collect around the dryer.
• Never climb on top of the dryer. It could
result in damage.
• Always follow electrical standards and
requirements (see Installation).
• Always buy original spare parts and
accessories (see Service).
To minimise the risk of fire in
your tumble dryer, the following
should be observed:
• Tumble dry items only if they have been
washed with detergent and water, rinsed and
been through the spin cycle. It is a fire hazard
to dry items that HAVE NOT been washed
with water.
●• Do not dry garments that have been treated
with chemical products.
• Do not tumble dry items that have
been spotted or soaked with vegetable
or cooking oils, this constitutes a fire
hazard. Oil-affected items can ignite
spontaneously,especially when exposed to
heat sources such as a tumble dryer. The
items become warm, causing an oxidisation
reaction with the oil, Oxidisation creates
heat. If the heat cannot escape, items can
become hot enough to catch fire. Piling,
stacking or storing oil-effected items can
prevent heat from escaping and so create
a fire hazard.If it is unavoidable that fabrics
containing vegetable or cooking oil or those
that have been contaminated with hair care
products be placed in a tumble dryer they
should first be washed with extra detergent
- this will reduce, but not eliminate the
hazard. They should not be removed from
the dryer and piled or stacked while hot.
• Do not tumble dry items that have
previously been cleaned in or washed in,
soaked in or soiled with petrol/gasoline,
dry cleaning solvents or other flammable
or explosive substances. Highly flammable
substances commonly used in domestic
environments including cooking oil,
acetone, denatured alcohol, kerosene,
spot removers, turpentine, waxes and wax
removers. Ensure these items have been
washed in hot water with an extra amount
of detergent before being dried in the
tumble dryer.
●• Do not tumble dry items containing foam
rubber (also known as latex foam), or
similarly textured rubber like materials.
Foam rubber materials can, when heated,
produce fire by spontaneous combustion.
●• Fabric softener or similar products should
not be used in a tumble dryer to eliminate
the effects of static electricity unless the
practice is specifically recommended by the
manufacturer of the fabric softener product.
• Do not tumble dry undergarments that
contain metal reinforcements eg. bras
with metal reinforcing wires. Damage to
the tumble dryer can result if the metal
reinforcements come loose during drying.
●• Do not tumble dry rubber, plastic articles
such as shower caps or babies waterproof
covers, polythene or paper.
• Do not tumble dry rubber backed articles,
clothes fitted with foam rubber pads,
pillows, galoshes and rubber coated tennis
• Remove all objects from pockets such as
lighters and matches.
! WARNING: Never stop the dryer before
the end of the drying cycle unless all
items are quickly removed and spread
out so that the heat is dissipated.
Save energy and respect the
• Wring out all items to eliminate excess water
before tumble drying (if you use a washing
machine first, select a high spin cycle). Doing
this will save time and energy during drying.
• Always dry full loads - you save energy: single
items or small loads take longer to dry.
• Clean the filter after each use to contain energy
consumption costs (see Maintenance).
Care and maintenance
Disconnecting the power supply
! Disconnect the dryer when not in use or
during cleaning and maintenance operations.
Cleaning the filter after each
The filter is a fundamental component of the
dryer: its function is to collect lint and fluff that
form during drying.
Clean the filter once
drying is completed, by
rinsing it under
running water or cleaning
it with a vacuum cleaner.
Should the filter become
clogged, the flow of air
inside the dryer will be
seriously hampered: drying times becomes
loger and more energy is consumed. Moreover,
the dryer may become
The filter is located in
front of the dryer seal
(see Picture).
Removing the filter:
1. Pull the filter’s plastic
handle upwards (see
2. Clean the fluff off the filter and replace it
correctly. Ensure that the filter is pushed fully
! Do not use the dryer unless the filter has
been replaced in its holder.
Checking the drum after each cycle
Rotate the drum manually to remove smaller items (handkerchiefs) that could have been left inside the dryer.
Cleaning the drum
! Avoid using abrasives, steel wool or stainless steel cleaning
agents to clean the drum. A coloured film may appear on the
stainless steel drum surface: it may be caused by a combination of water and/or cleaning agents such as wash-softeners.
This coloured film does not affect the dryer’s performance.
Emptying the water container after
each cycle
Remove the water container and
empty it into a sink or other
suitable drain outlet, then
replace it correctly.
Always check the water container and empty it before starting
a new drying cycle.
-Failure to empty the water container may cause
the following:
- The dryer stops heating (thus the load may still be
damp at the end of the drying cycle).
- The “Empty water container” LED activates to
show that the water container is full.
Priming the Water Collection System
When your dryer is new, the Water Container will
not collect Water until the system is primed, this
will take 1 or 2 drying cycles. Once primed it will
collect Water during every cycle.
Cleaning the condenser unit.
Remove the condenser (see Picture
below) unit regularly (monthly) and clean off
any fluff deposits from the plates by rinsing it
with cold water running on the rear end of the
Removing the condenser:
Disconnect the dryer from the power
supply and open the
Open the
condenser cover (see
Picture below), unlock
the three catches by
turning them 90°
anti-clockwise, then pull
on the grip to remove
the condenser.
Clean the surface
of the seals and replace
the unit with the arrows
pointing upwards, while
making sure that the
catches are securely
Cleaning the tumble dryer
• The external metal, plastic and rubber parts can be cleaned with a damp cloth.
• Clean the front air intake grille regularly (every 6 months)
with a vacuum cleaner to remove any lint, fluff or dust
deposits. Furthermore, remove any lint deposits from the
front part of the condenser and from the filter area, using a
vacuum cleaner every so often.
! Do not use solvents or abrasives.
! Have the dryer checked regularly by authorised technical
personnel in order to ensure that the electrical and mechanical parts work safely (see Assistance).
Quick Tips
!Remember to clean your filter and
Condenser unit after each load.
! Remember to empty your water
container after each load.
! Doing this will keep your machine
working at its BEST!
Water container
Condenser Unit
Air intake
Condenser unit
Condenser cover
Description of the
tumble dryer
Opening the door
Rating plate
Water container
the door
& Serial
Condenser unit
(cover open)
Condenser cover
handle (pull to open)
Control panel
Timed Drying
buttons and
indicator lights
selection knob
Delay start
Start/Pause button
and indicator light
Clean filter
indicator light
condenser unit
Empty water
container indicator light
indicator light
start icon
ON/OFF/Reset button
Pressing the button normally will cause the machine to switch on or off. If the button is pressed for 3 seconds while the dryer is in use,
the machine will switch off and the running cycle will reset.
Programme selection knob
Allows for setting the programme: turn until the indicator points towards the desired programme (see Starting and selecting a programme).
Options buttons
Allows selection of the options available for the selected programme. The respective indicator lights turn on when the option has been
selected (see Programmes and options).
START/PAUSE button and indicator light
When the green light flashes slowly, press the button to start the programme. When the cycle is under way, the indicator light remains on. Press the button again to put the programme in the pause mode; the indicator light turns orange and starts flashing again.
Press the button again to resume the programme from the point it was interrupted (see Starting and selecting a programme).
In section A, the selected “Timed drying” value is displayed; if the “Delay start” function was set, the time remaining to the start of the
selected programme will appear.
The duration of the selected programme is also displayed in this section.
In section B, the phase of the running programme is displayed:
Sun icon
: Drying cycle
Fan icon
: Cool tumble cycle
In section C, the maintenance indicator lights are displayed (Empty water container indicator light
Clean condenser unit indicator light)
, see Indicator lights.
, Clean filter indicator light
Indicator lights
The indicator lights provide important information. They indicate the following:
The “Empty water container” indicator light
signals that the water container must be emptied.
If the water container fills during the course of the programme, the LED lights up. The dryer automatically starts a cool air cycle and
the START/PAUSE LED flashes orange. Press the START/PAUSE button to resume the cycle from the point it was interrupted.
In order to avoid this procedure, always empty the water container after using the tumble dryer (see Maintenance).
Before each programme, the “Clean filter” indicator light
(see Maintenance).
The “Clean condenser unit” indicator light
signals the fundamental importance of cleaning the filter before each load
signals the fundamental importance of cleaning the condenser regularly (see Maintenance).
How to carry out a
drying cycle
Starting and selecting a programme
1. Plug the dryer into the power supply socket.
2. Select the programme according to the type of laundry (see Laundry).
3. Open the door, ensure that the filter is clean and securely placed and that the water container is empty and correctly slotted (see
4. Load the machine, making sure that no piece of laundry gets between the door and the relative seal. Close the door.
5. Press the ON/OFF button to switch on the machine.
6. After consulting the programme chart and the indications for each type of fabric (see Laundry), turn the Programme selection
knob towards the programme corresponding to the type of laundry to be dried (see Programmes and options).
! Warning: If the position of the programme selection knob changes after pressing the START/PAUSE button, the selected programme will NOT be modified. To modify the programme, press the START/PAUSE button to put the programme in pause mode (the
indicator light flashes orange), then select a new programme and the relative options. Press the START/PAUSE button to start the
new programme.
7. Select the ”Timed Drying” function by pressing the timed drying button until the required time is dispayed (see Programmes and
8. If necessary, set the time of the delayed start and any other options (see Programmes and options).
9. Press the ALARM
button to sound a buzzer signalling the end of the programme.
10. Press the START/PAUSE button to start the drying cycle. The display will show the approximate time remaining.
Laundry can be checked while the drying programme runs and any garments already dry can be removed, while drying continues
for the remaining items. After closing the door, press the START/PAUSE button to resume machine operation.
11. The final COOL TUMBLE phase (i.e. the fabrics are cooled) activates during the last few minutes of the drying programme;
always allow this phase to terminate.
12. At the end of the drying cycle the display shows END.
The buzzer will beep 3 times to let you know that your programme is complete. (Note: If the SOUND option was selected the buzzer
beeps 3 times every 30 seconds for 5 minutes).
Open the door, remove the laundry then clean the filter and replace it. Empty the water container and put it back in its slot (see
If the clothes are not removed at the end of the cycle the automatic Anti Crease action will, on those programmes with this feature,
continue to rotate the drum intermittently for up to 10 hours to minimise creasing. Opening the door or pressing the OFF button will
stop the Anti Crease action.
13. Disconnect the dryer from the power supply.
Automatic pre-post Anti Crease
This is an automatic function which provides an anti crease treatment both before and after the drying programme. By periodically
rotating the drum before the start of the drying cycle, when a delayed start is selected, the formation of creases is prevented. On
certain programmes the drum also rotates periodically at the end of the drying cycle on. This post crease care action continues until
either the door is opened or the OFF button is pressed.
Standby mode
This tumble dryer, in compliance with new energy saving regulations, is fitted with an automatic standby system which is enabled
after about 30 minutes if no activity is detected. Press and hold the ON/OFF button until the dryer reactivates.
Programmes and options
Programme chart
Compatible options
Fast & Easy
Memo - Key Lock- Delay Timer.
2 Easy mix
Memo - Key Lock- Delay Timer.
Memo - Key Lock.
3 Less Creased
Max. Extra Care - Memo - Key Lock- Time Dry - Delay Timer.
4 Cotton fast Iron
5 Synthetic fast Iron
Memo - Key Lock- Time Dry - Delay Timer.
6 Standard Cotton
Max. Extra Care - Energy Saver1 - Memo - Key Lock- Time Dry - Delay Timer.
7 Cotton ready to wear
Max. Memo - Key Lock- Time Dry - Delay Timer.
8 Synthetics
Energy Saver1 - Memo - Key Lock- Time Dry - Delay Timer.
9 Jeans
Memo - Key Lock- Delay Timer.
10 Baby&Delicates
Memo - Key Lock- Time Dry - Delay Timer.
11 Wool
Memo - Key Lock.
12 Duvet
Memo - Key Lock- Delay Timer.
Memo - Key Lock- Delay Timer.
Special Care
13 Gym kit
14 Special Shoes
1 pair Memo - Key Lock.
Post Dry
15 Crease Relax
16 Freshen UP
Memo - Key Lock.
Memo - Key Lock.
The duration of the drying cycles can be checked on the display3.
1 Fast 35’
NOTES: 1 with this option the maximum load size is modified. Refer to the option description. 2 Standard Cotton is the most efficient program
in terms of energy consumption (EU 392/2012). 3 The duration of these programs will depend on the size of the load, types of textiles, the spin
speed used in your washer and any extra options selected.
Special/Sport/Partial Programmes
Fast 35’
This is a quick timed programme, ideal for drying garments spun at high speed in the washing machine, for example shirts used in a
working week.
Easy Mix
This programme is ideal for drying cotton and synthetic fabrics together.
Less Creased
A cycle for synthetic and mixed textiles making lengthy ironing unnecessary.
Shake the pieces of clothing before introducing them into the dryer. Remove the pieces of clothing immediately at the end of the
programme and hang them
Standard Cotton: Dries your items to a dryness level that allows you to put your clothes away straight from the dryer.
Cotton Ready to Wear: Dries your items to the maximum possible dryness level. Even drier than Standard Cotton.
●This is a programme for jeans made from denim cotton. Before drying your jeans turn the front pockets inside out.
●Do not mix dark and light coloured items.
It can also be used on other garments made from the same material, such as jackets.
Loads dried using this programme are usually ready to wear, the edges or seams may be slightly damp. If this is the case, try turning
the jeans inside out and running the programme again for a short period.
! We do not recommend that you use this programme if your jeans have elastic waist bands, studs or embroidery.
A programme appropriately designed to dry clothing and linen of new-born babies (cotton and chenille) and delicate clothes. Do not
dry articles which have plastic covering.
Wool Programme
This programme is specific for items that withstand tumble drying and are labelled with the symbol. It is suitable for loads of up to
1 kg (about 3 jerseys). We recommend turning the garments inside out before drying them. Garments dried with this programme are
usually ready to be worn, although the edges of heavier garments may be slightly damp. Leave them to dry naturally, as an additional drying process may damage them.
Unlike other materials, the shrinking process in wool is irreversible, i.e. the garment does not resume its original dimension and shape. This programme is not suited for acrylic items.
A cycle intended to dry down jackets, giving their natural softness back (2 jackets).
Gym Kit
A cycle designed to dry complete gym kits for all the family (shorts, top, t-shirts and towels).
Special Shoes Programme
This programme is specific for drying sports shoes. The shoes must have been previously washed and spun at a minimum spin
speed of 400 revolutions.
A specific shoe rack is provided and must be used, otherwise the dryer will be damaged if shoes are dried in the drum. Remove the
filter from its holder on the front part of the dryer and position the shoe rack.
Place shoelaces inside the shoes then load with the tips of the shoes facing downwards and the soles frontwards.
Drying times vary according to the shape and type of the shoe. If the shoes are not completely dry at the end of the programme,
restart the programme.
! Do not dry shoes that have gel or flashing lights inside them. Only dry shoes made of synthetic material or rope. Once the programme ends, remove the shoe rack and replace the filter into its holder.
Crease Relax
A short 10-minute programme that relaxes the garment’s fibres in order to facilitate ironing and folding.
This programme is particularly recommended for cotton or mixed cotton fabrics.
For optimal results, do not overload the drum (the following values refer to the weight of dry garments):
Fabric: maximum load
Cotton and mixed cotton: 2.5 kg
Synthetic garments: 2 kg
Jeans: 2 kg
Empty the dryer as soon as the programme ends; hang, fold or iron garments then place them in the wardrobe. If this is not possible, repeat the programme.
As this is not a drying programme, it is not to be used for garments that are still wet.
The effect produced by the programme varies according to the characteristics of the each fabric: fabrics such as acrylic fibres or
Tencel® do not give the same results as traditional fibres (e.g. cotton).
Freshen Up
A short programme suitable for refreshing fibres and garments. It lasts about 20 minutes.
! As this is not a drying programme, it is not to be used for garments that are still wet.
● It can be used on any load size but is more effective on smaller loads.
The options allow for customising the selected programme according to one’s own needs.
Timed drying
After selecting a programme, press the “Timed drying” button to enter a drying time. Every time this button is pressed, the duration of
the selected drying cycle appears on the display. When pressed the first time, the highest allowed value for the selected cycle appears
on the display. When pressed each of the following times, the set time is reduced until OFF appears.
The buzzer will activate if the timed drying option is not available.
Delay Timer
The start of some programmes (see Programmes and options) may be delayed up to 24 hours. Before selecting a programme with
a delayed start make sure that the water bottle is empty and the filter is clean. The drum will rotate occasionally before the drying
programme starts to prevent the formation of creases.
Extra Care
This is a special option designed to gentle dry delicate clothes.
Press this button to select the low temperature setting; the light next to the button will switch on. Activating this option will increase
the duration of the cycles.
Energy Saver
An option designed to optimise the results when drying small loads (cotton loaded to a max. of 2 kgs. and synthetic
load to a max. of 1 kg.) thereby minimising consumption and drying times.
This option allows you to store your cycle selection along with any associated options and to easily use a previously stored cycle.
Delayed start options cannot be stored.
•Press and hold the button MEMO for 3 second to store a cycle. You can press this button when the desired cycle and associated options have been selected either before the cycle has started or during the drying cycle. When you press and hold the Memo
button the LED flashes as well as the time on the display and after 3 second a beep will confirm that the details have been stored.
•To recall the stored cycle simply turn on the dryer, press the memo button and then start the cycle. It is possible to change any of
the options in the normal way. Every 2 minutes the stored cycle number will appear on the display. If no cycle has been stored you
will hear a beep when the Memo button is pressed.
•A stored programme can be overwritten with a new programme just by repeating the steps outlined above.
Key Lock
Keep this button pressed for a few seconds after choosing the programme and the desired options. When the warning
light is on, the other buttons and the knob are deactivated. To deactivate the block keep the button pressed and the
warning light goes off. The ON/OFF button switches off the machine even if the function lock button is active.
Not all options are available on all programmes (see Programmes and options).
Opening the door
If the door is opened (or the START/PAUSE button is pressed) while a programme is running, the dryer stops and the following may
• The START/PAUSE button flashes orange.
• When a delayed start is running, the delay countdown continues. It is necessary to press the START/PAUSE button to resume
the “Delay start” programme. The “Delay start” indicator light flashes and the display visualises the time remaining to the start of the
selected programme.
• It is necessary to press the START/PAUSE button to resume the programme. The progress indicator lights signal the running phase and the START/PAUSE indicator light stops flashing and turns green.
• During the post anti-crease phase, the programme ends. Pressing the START/PAUSE button reactivates a new programme from
the beginning.
• By turning the Programme selection knob, a new programme is selected and the START/PAUSE indicator light flashes green. This
procedure can be used to select the COOL drying programme to cool garments if they are judged to be dry enough.
Press the START/PAUSE button to start the new programme.
Note: If you have a power cut, switch off the power or remove the plug. When power is restored, plug in the machine, press and
hold the ON/OFF button until the dryer reactivates, then press Start/Pause button.
Sorting laundry
Drying times
• Check the symbols on the care labels of the various garments to verify whether the garments can be safely tumble
• Sort laundry according to the type of fabric.
• Empty all pockets and check for loose buttons.
• Close zips and hooks and fasten belts and strings without
tightening them.
• Wring out garments to remove the maximum amount of
water possible.
Drying times are approximate and may vary depending on
the following:
• Amount of water retained by items after the spin cycle:
towels and delicate items retain a lot of water.
• Fabrics: items of the same fabric, but with different texture
and thickness may have different drying times.
• Amount of laundry: single items and small loads may take
longer to dry.
! Do not load the dryer when garments are dripping wet.
• Drying: if items are to be ironed, they can be removed
from the dryer while still slightly damp. Items that require
complete drying can be left longer.
Maximum load sizes
Do not overload the drum.
The following values indicate the weight of dry garments:
Natural fibres: maximum 8 kg
Synthetic fibres: maximum 4 kg
• Heat setting.
• Temperature of the room: the lower the temperature of the
room, the longer it will take for the dryer to dry clothing.
! Do not overload the dryer as this may result is reduced
drying performance.
• Bulk: certain bulky items require special care during the
drying process. We suggest removing these items and
replacing them in the dryer once they have been shaken
out: repeat this procedure several times during the course
of the drying cycle.
Care labels
Always check the care labels, especially when placing
garments in the tumble dryer for the first time. Below are the
most commonly used symbols:
! Do not over-dry items.
All fabrics contain natural dampness which helps to keep
them soft and fluffy.
May be tumble dried.
Do not tumble dry.
The drying times provided refer to the automatic Cupboard
dry programmes.
The Timed drying settings are also indicated to enable you
to select the most suitable timed option.
The weight refers to dry items.
Tumble dry – high heat.
Tumble dry – low heat.
Automatic drying times
High Heat
Drying times after 800-1000 rpm wash cycles
1 kg
2 kg
3 kg
4 kg
5 kg
6 kg
7 kg
8 kg
0:30 or 1:00
0:40 or 1:20
0:50 or 1:20
1:00 or 1:40
2:20 or 3:00
2:40 or 3:00
1:20 or 2:00 2:00 or 2:40
Low Heat
Drying times after wash cycles at lower speeds
1 kg
2 kg
3 kg
4 kg
0:30 - 0:40
0:40 - 0:50
0:50 - 1:10
0:70 - 1:30
0:30 or 1:00
0:40 or 1:20
1:00 or 1:30
1:20 or 1:40
Low Heat
Drying times after wash cycles at lower speeds
1 kg
2 kg
0:40 - 1:20
1:00 - 1:40
If you feel that the dryer is not working properly, consult the following troubleshooting suggestions before contacting the Technical
Assistance Centre (see Assistance).
The dryer does not start.
The plug has not been inserted far enough into the socket to make contact.
There has been a power cut.
The fuse has blown. Try connecting another appliance to the same socket.
If an extension cord is used, try connecting the dryer plug directly into the socket.
The door has not been closed properly.
The programme has not been set correctly (see How to carry out a drying cycle).
The START/PAUSE button has not been pressed (see How to carry out a drying cycle).
On machines equipped with “Locked” function, check the option is not enabled (see Programmes and options).
The drying cycle does not start.
• A delayed start time has been set (see Programmes and options).
• The START/PAUSE button has been pressed; a short delay follows before the dryer starts running. Wait for the drying cycle to
start; do not press the START/PAUSE button otherwise the dryer switches to the pause mode and the drying cycle will not start.
Drying times are too long.
• The filter has not been cleaned (see Maintenance).
• The water container must be emptied? The “Empty water container” indicator light flashes and the message appears “h2o”
(see Maintenance).
• The condenser needs to be cleaned (see Maintenance).
• The heat setting is not suited to the type of fabric to be dried (see Programmes and options).
• An incorrect drying time was selected for the type of load (see Laundry).
• The items are too wet (see Laundry).
• The air intake grille are clogged up (see “Installation” and “Care and Maintenance”).
• The dryer is overloaded (see Laundry).
The “Empty water container” indicator light flashes, but the dryer has been running for a short time.
• The water container was probably not emptied before starting the programme. Do not wait for the signal for emptying the water
container, but always check and empty it before starting a new drying programme (see Description of the tumble dryer).
The “Empty water container” indicator light is on but the water container is not full.
• It is normal: the “Empty water container” indicator light flashes when the water container is full. If the indicator light is on but is
not flashing, it is just a reminder to empty the container (see Description of the tumble dryer).
The programme is finished but the items are damper than expected.
! For safety reasons, the dryer programmes last a maximum of 5 hours. If an automatic programme has not detected the final
dampness level required in this interval, the dryer completes the programme and stops. Check the above points and repeat the
programme; if the items are still damp, contact the Technical Assistance Centre (see Assistance).
The code “F” appears on the display followed by one or two numbers, the options indicator lights and the pause indicator light flash.
• If the display shows a fault, switch the appliance off and unplug it, then clean the filter and the Heat Pump Filter unit (see
Maintenance). Reinsert the plug, switch the appliance on and start another programme. If the display still visualises a fault, contact
the Technical Assistance Centre (see Assistance). If the display still visualises other numbers, mark the code and contact the
Technical Assistance Centre (see Assistance).
“dOn” briefly appears on the display every 6 seconds.
• The appliance is in “Demo” mode. Press the ON/OFF and START/PAUSE buttons and keep them pressed for 3 seconds.
The display visualises “dOn” for 3 seconds, then the dryer starts functioning normally.
The “Remaining time” indicator changes during the drying cycle.
• The remaining time is constantly monitored during the drying cycle and is updated to show the best forecast. It is normal for
the displayed time to increase during the cycle.
The dryer is noisy during the first few minutes of operation.
• This is normal, especially if the dryer has not been used for a long time. If the noise persists during the entire cycle, contact
the Technical Assistance Centre.
The lights on the dryer control panel are off although the dryer is switched on.
• The dryer has gone into standby mode to save power. This occurs if you have left the dryer on or have had a power cut. It
occurs after 30 minutes:
- if you leave the dryer without starting a programme;
- after your drying programme has finished.
Press the On/Off button and the lights will come on again.
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Spare parts
This dryer is a complex machine. Attempting to repair it personally or with the aid unqualified personnel may put the safety of
people at risk, damage the machine or invalidate the spare parts guarantee.
Always contact a qualified technician when experiencing problems with this machine.
Product Guarantee And Repair Information
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 you:
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 installation.
- Replacement of any consumable item or accessory. These include but are 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.
Repairs and After Sales
For product help and advice, repairs, spare parts or accessories, we’re here to help.
For local repair engineers - 03448 111 606 ROI - 0818 313 413 UK standard local rate applies ROI local Irish rate applies
For Parts and Accessories visit: parts.indesit.co.uk/shop
Please remember to register your appliance at www.indesitservice.co.uk to activate your 10 year parts guarantee.
Please note, our advisors will require the following information: model number, serial number.
This information can be found on the data plate located behind the door.
Information on recycling and disposal
As part of our continual commitment towards environmental protection, we reserve the right to use recycled quality components to
reduce costs for our customers and to minimise materials wastage.
• Disposing of the packaging materials: follow local regulations to allow for recycling of packaging materials.
• In order to minimise the risk of injury to children, remove the door and plug, then cut the power supply cord flush with the appliance. Dispose of these parts separately to prevent the appliance from being connected to a power supply socket.
Disposal of old household appliances
European Directive 2012/19/EC concerning Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) states that household
appliances should not be disposed of using the normal solid urban waste cycle. Exhausted appliances should be collected
separately in order to optimise the cost of re-using and recycling materials comprising the machine, while preventing
potential damage to public health and the environment. The crossed-out wheeled bin symbol appears on all products to
remind owners of the obligations regarding separate waste collection.
Owners should contact their local authorities or appliance dealers for further information concerning the correct disposal of household appliances.
This appliance conforms to the following EU directives:
- 2006/95/EC (Low Voltage Directive)
- 2004/108/EC (Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive).
Indesit Company S.p.A.
Viale Aristide Merloni, 47
60044 Fabriano (AN)
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