Operating instructions
Operating instructions, 1
Precautions and advice, 2-3
Product Data, 3
Installation, 4-5-6
Description of the appliance, 7
Refined salt and rinse aid, 8
Loading the racks, 9-10
Detergent and dishwasher use, 11
Wash cycles, 12
Care and maintenance, 13
Troubleshooting, 14
Product guarantee and repair information, 15
Precautions and advice
This appliance was designed and
manufactured in compliance with international
safety standards. The following information
has been provided for safety reasons and
should be read carefully.
Keep this instruction manual in a safe place
for future reference. If the appliance is sold,
given away or moved, make sure the manual
is kept with the machine.
Read the instructions carefully, as they
include important information on safe
installation, use and maintenance.
This appliance was designed for domestic
use or similar applications, for example:
- use by guests in hotels, motels and other
residential settings;
- bed & breakfasts.
Remove the appliance from all packaging
and make sure it was not damaged during
transportation. If it was damaged, contact the
retailer and do not proceed any further with
the installation process.
General safety
• This appliance should not be operated
by children younger than 8 years, people
with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capacities, or inexperienced people who
are not familiar with the product, unless they
are given close supervision or instructions
on how to use it safely and are made aware
by a responsible person of the dangers its
use might entail.
• Children must not play with the appliance.
• It is the user's responsibility to clean and
maintain the appliance. Children should
never clean or maintain it unless they are
given supervision.
•The appliance was designed for domestic
use inside the home and is not intended for
commercial or industrial use.
•The appliance must be used to wash
domestic crockery in accordance with the
instructions in this manual.
•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 at the end of every
cycle and before cleaning the appliance
or carrying out any maintenance work.
•The maximum number of place settings is
shown in the product sheet.
•If the appliance breaks down, do not under
any circumstances touch the internal parts
in an attempt to perform the repair work
•Do not lean or sit on the open door: this
may cause the appliance to overturn.
• The door should not be left open as it may
create a dangerous obstacle.
•Keep detergent and rinse aid out of reach
of children.
•The packaging material should not be used
as a toy.
• Knives and other utensils with sharp
edges must be placed either with the
points/blades facing downwards in the
cutlery basket or horizontally on the tip-up
compartments or in the tray/third basket,
if available.
•Connect the appliance to the water mains
using the new supply hose provided with
the appliance. Do not re-use the old hose.
•Install the back side of a free-standing
dishwasher against a wall.
•To dispose of any packaging materials,
follow local legislation so that the
packagings may be reused.
•The European Directive 2012/19/EU
relating to 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
reusing and recycling the materials inside
the machine, while preventing potential
damage to the atmosphere and public
health. The crossed-out dustbin symbol
shown on all products reminds the owners
of their obligations regarding separated
waste collection.
For further information relating to the correct
disposal of household appliances, owners
may contact the relevant public authority
or the local appliance dealer.
Saving energy and respecting the
Saving water and energy
•Only begin a wash cycle when the
dishwasher is full. While waiting for the
dishwasher to be filled, prevent unpleasant
odours with the Soak cycle (if available, see
Wash Cycles).
•Select a wash cycle that is suited to the
type of crockery and to the soil level using
the Table of Wash Cycles:
- 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 Special wash cycles
and options, if available).
•If your electricity supply contract gives
details of electricity-saving time bands, run
the wash cycles when electricity prices are
lower. The Delayed Start option can help
you organise the wash cycles accordingly
(see Special wash cycles and options, if available).
Product Data (product fiche)
Product Fiche
Rated capacity in standard place settings (1)
Energy efficiency class on a scale from A+++ (low consumption) to D (high consumption)
Energy consumption per year in kWh (2)
Energy consumption of the standard cleaning cycle in kWh
Power consumption of the off-mode in W
Power consumption of the left-on mode in W
Water consumption per year in litres (3)
Drying efficacy class on a scale from G (low efficacy) to A (high efficacy)
Programme time for standard cleaning cycle in minutes
The duration of the left-on mode in minutes
Noise in dB(A) Re 1pW
Built-in model
1) The information on the label and fiche relates to the standard cleaning cycle, this programme is suitable to clean normally soiled
tableware and it is the most efficient programme in terms of combined energy and water consumption. The standard cleaning cycle
corresponds to the Eco cycle.
2) Based on 280 standard cleaning cycles using cold water fill and the consumption of the low power modes. Actual energy consumption
depends on how the appliance is used.
3) Based on 280 standard cleaning cycles. Actual water consumption depends on how the appliance is used.
If the appliance must be moved at any time, keep it in an
upright position; if absolutely necessary, it may be tilted onto its
Positioning and levelling
1. Position the dishwasher on a level sturdy floor. If the floor is
uneven, the front feet of the appliance may be adjusted until it
reaches a horizontal position. 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 operating.
Tap connections*: A range of adaptors are available to suit
your tap.
Connecting the drain hose
Connect the drain hose (without bending) to a drain duct with a
minimum diameter of 2 cm. (A)
The drain hose connection must be at a height ranging from 40
to 80 cm (from 15’’ to 31’’) from the floor or surface where the
dishwasher rests.
2. Before recessing the dishwasher, stick the adhesive
transparent strip* under the wooden shelf in order to protect it
from any condensation which may form.
MAX 80 cm
3. Place the dishwasher so that its sides or back panel are in
contact with the adjacent cabinets or the wall. This appliance can
also be recessed under a single worktop* (see the Assembly
instruction sheet).
4*. To adjust the height of the rear foot, turn the red hexagonal
bushing on the lower central part at the front of the dishwasher
using a hexagonal spanner with an opening of 8 mm. Turn the
spanner in a clockwise direction to increase the height and in an
anticlockwise direction to decrease it. (see Building-in instruction
sheet attached to the documentation)
The dishwasher meets the requirements set out by the regulations
in force concerning safety and electrical equipment.
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.
Connecting the water supply
Adaptation of the water supply for installation should only be
performed by a qualified technician.
The water inlet and outlet hoses may be positioned towards the
right or the left in order to achieve the best possible installation.
Make sure the dishwasher does not bend or squash the hoses.
Connecting the water inlet hose
MIN 40 cm
• 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.
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 clip.
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 anti-flooding
protection even in the event of a supply hose rupture.
• To a 3/4” gas cold or hot water connection point (max. 60°C).
• Run the water until it is perfectly clear.
• Screw the inlet hose tightly into position and turn off the tap.
Under no circumstances should the water inlet hose be cut as it
contains live electrical parts.
If the inlet hose is not long enough, contact a specialist store
or an authorised technician (see Repairs and After Sales).
Before inserting the plug into the electrical socket, make sure that:
• The socket is earthed and complies with current regulations;
• the socket can withstand the maximum load of the appliance
as shown on the data plate located on the inside of the door
(see chapter Description of the appliance);
• 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 water pressure must be within the values indicated in
the Technical Data table - otherwise the dishwasher may be
function properly.
Make sure the hose is not bent, compressed or kinked.
DO NOT overtighten the hose connector, hand tight is
Electrical connection
* Only available in selected models.
the plug (see Repairs and After Sales). Do not use extension
cables or multiple sockets.
Once the appliance has been installed, the power supply
cable and the electrical socket should be easily accessible.
The cable should not be bent or compressed.
If the power supply cable is damaged, have it replaced by
the manufacturer or its authorised Technical Assistance Service
in order to prevent all potential hazards. (See Repairs and After
The Company shall not be held responsible for any incidents,
if these regulations are not observed.
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.
Changing the Plug
Cut off and dispose of the supplied plug if it does not fit your
To avoid a shock hazard DO NOT insert the discarded plug
into a socket anywhere else.
Advice regarding the first wash cycle
After the installation, remove the stoppers from the racks and the
retaining elastic elements from the upper rack (if any).
Water softener settings
Before starting the first wash cycle, set the hardness level of
the water from the mains supply. (see chapter Rinse aid and
refined salt).
First load the softener tank with water, then introduce about 1 kg
of salt. It is perfectly normal for water to flow out.
As soon as this procedure is complete, run a wash cycle.
Only use salt that has been specifically designed for dishwashers.
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.
The machine has a buzzer/set of tones (depending on the
dishwasher model) to inform the user that a command has
been implemented: power on, cycle end etc.
The symbols/indicator lights/LEDs on the control panel/
display may vary in colour and may have a flashing or fixed
light (depending on the dishwasher model).
The display provides useful information concerning the type
of wash cycle, drying/wash-cycle phase, remaining time,
temperature etc etc.
Wires in the mains lead are coloured accordance with the
following code:
Green/Yellow Blue
Technical data
width 45 cm
height 85 cm
depth 60 cm
10 standard place-settings
0,05 ÷ 1MPa (0.5 ÷ 10 bar)
7,25 – 145 psi
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:
EARTH ‘E’ or
Power supply voltage
See appliance data plate
Total absorbed power
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
-2009/125/EC (Comm. Reg.
1016/2010) (Ecodesign)
-97/17/EC (Labelling)
-2012/19/EU Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment
Changing the Mains Lead
A lead can be ordered from Hotpoint Service:
- 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 current-operated
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
Water supply pressure
* Only available in selected models.
Description of the
Overall view
Upper rack
Upper spray arm
Tip-up compartments
Rack height adjuster
Lower rack
Lower spray arm
Cutlery basket
Washing filter
Salt dispenser
Detergent and rinse aid dispensers
Data plate
Control Panel***
Control panel
Low Salt indicator light
Select wash cycle button
button and
indicator light
Wash cycle indicator light
Low Rinse Aid
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.
Refined Salt and Rinse Aid
Only use products which have been specifically designed
for dishwashers. Do not use table salt or industrial salt.
Follow the instructions given on the packaging.
If you are using a multi-function product, we recommend
that you add salt in any case, especially if 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 will remain lit.
Measuring out the refined salt
The use of salt prevents the formation of LIMESCALE on the
dishes and on the machine's functional components.
• It is important that the salt dispenser be never empty.
• It is important to set the water hardness.
The salt dispenser is located in the lower part of the dishwasher
(see Description) and should be filled:
• When the LOW RINSE AID indicator light in the control panel
is lit *;
• When the green float* on the cap of the salt dispenser is no
longer visible.
• See autonomy in the water hardness table.
1. Remove the lower rack and unscrew the
container cap (anticlockwise).
2. Only the first time you do this: fill the water
dispenser up to the edge.
3. Position the funnel (see figure) and
fill the salt container right up to its edge
(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.
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).
Whenever you need to add salt, we recommend carrying out
the procedure before the washing cycle is started.
Setting the water hardness
For perfect water softener operation, it is essential that the
adjustment be based on the water hardness in your house. Ask
your local water supplier for this information. The factory setting
is for medium water hardness.
• Switch the dishwasher on using the On/Off button.
Water Hardness Table
6 - 11
12 - 17
17 - 34
34 - 50
0 - 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 60
61 - 90
1.1 - 2
2.1 - 3
3.1 - 6
6.1 - 9
Average autonomy
salt dispenser with 1
wash cycle per day
7 months
5 months
3 months
2 months
2/3 weeks
For values between 0°f and 10°f, we do not recommend the use
of salt. A setting of 5 may increase cycle duration.
(°dH = hardness measured in German degrees - °f = hardness
measured in French degrees – mmol/l = millimoles per litre)
Measuring out the rinse aid
Rinse aid makes dish DRYING easier. The rinse aid dispenser
should be filled:
• When the LOW RINSE AID indicator light on the panel/display
is lit *;
• When the dark optical indicator on the dispenser door “E”
becomes transparent.
1. Open the dispenser by turning
the cap "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
3. Screw the cap back on.
NEVER pour the rinse aid directly into the tub.
Adjusting the amount of rinse aid
If you are not completely satisfied with the drying results, you
can adjust the quantity of rinse aid used. Turn the adjuster “F”.
A maximum of 4 levels can be set according to the dishwasher
model. The factory setting is for a medium level.
• If you see bluish streaks on the dishes, set a low number (1-2).
• If there are drops of water or limescale marks on the dishes,
set a high number (3-4).
• Switch it off using the On/Off button
• Hold down button P for 5 seconds until you hear a beep.
• Switch it on using the On/Off button
• The current selection level number and salt indicator light flash
(flashing indicator only).
• Press button P to select the desired hardness level (see
hardness table).
• Switch it off using the On/Off button
• Setting is complete!
* Only available in selected models.
Loading the racks
Before loading the racks, remove all food residues from the
crockery and empty liquids from glasses and containers. No
preventive rinsing is needed under running water.
Arrange the crockery so that it is held in place firmly and does
not tip over; and arrange the containers with the openings facing
downwards and the concave/convex parts placed obliquely,
thus allowing the water to reach every surface and flow freely.
Make sure that the lids, handles, trays and frying pans do not
prevent the spray arms from rotating. Place any small items in
the cutlery basket.
Since plastic dishes and non-stick frying pans usually retain more
water drops, their drying will be not so good as that of ceramic
or stainless-steel dishes.
Lightweight items such as plastic containers should be placed in
the upper rack and arranged so that they cannot move.
After loading the appliance, make sure that the spray arms can
rotate freely.
Cutlery basket
The basket is equipped with top grilles for improved cutlery arrangement. The cutlery basket should be positioned only at the
front of the lower rack.
Upper rack
Load this rack with delicate and lightweight crockery such as
glasses, cups, saucers and shallow salad bowls.
Lower rack
The lower rack can hold pans, lids, dishes, salad bowls, cutlery
etc. Large plates and lids should ideally be placed at the sides.
Adjustable position tip-up compartments*
The side tip-up compartments can be positioned at three different
heights to optimize the arrangement of the crockery inside the
Wine glasses can be placed safely in
the tip-up compartments by inserting
the stem of each glass into the
corresponding slot.
For optimum drying results incline
the tip-up compartments more. To
change the inclination, pull up the tipup compartment, slide it slightly and
position it as you wish.
Several dishwasher models are
fitted with tip-up sectors*.
They can be used in a vertical
position when arranging dishes or
in a horizontal position (lower) to
load pans and salad bowls easily.
Very soiled dishes and pans should be placed in the lower rack
because in this sector the water sprays are stronger and allow
a higher washing performance.
*Only available in selected models with different numbers and
Some dishwasher models are fitted with a sliding tray which
can be used to hold small crockery and cutlery.
For optimum washing performance, avoid positioning bulky
crockery directly below the tray. The cutlery tray can be
removed. (see Figure.)
Adjusting the height of the upper rack
The height of the upper rack can be adjusted: high position
to place bulky crockery in the lower rack and low position to
make the most of the tip-up compartments by creating more
space upwards.
The height of the upper rack should be adjusted WHEN THE
NEVER raise or lower the rack on one side only.
If the rack is equipped with a Lift-Up device* (see figure), lift
it up by holding its sides. To restore the lower position, press
the levers (A) at the sides of the rack and follow the rack down.
Unsuitable crockery
• Wooden crockery and cutlery.
• Delicate decorated glasses, artistic handicraft and antique
crockery. Their decorations are not resistant.
• Parts in synthetic material which do not withstand high
• Copper and tin crockery.
• Crockery soiled with ash, wax, lubricating grease or ink.
The colours of glass decorations and aluminium/silver pieces
can change and fade during the washing process. Some types
of glass (e.g. crystal objects) can become opaque after a number
of wash cycles too.
Damage to glass and crockery
Caused by:
• Type of glass and glass production process.
• Chemical composition of detergent.
• Water temperature of rinse cycle.
• Only use glasses and porcelain guaranteed by the
manufacturer as dishwasher safe.
• Use a delicate detergent suitable for crockery.
• Collect glasses and cutlery from the dishwasher as soon as
the wash cycle is over.
* Only available in selected models.
Detergent and
dishwasher use
Measuring out the detergent
Good washing results also depend on the correct amount of
detergent being used. Exceeding the stated amount does not
result in a more effective wash and increases environmental
The amount can be adjusted to the soil level.
In the case of normally soiled items, use approximately either
25g (powder detergent) or 25ml (liquid detergent). If tablets
are used, one tablet will be enough.
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.
For good washing results also follow the instructions shown
on the detergent box.
For further questions please ask the detergent producers.
Open the detergent dispenser using button D and measure out
the detergent according to the Table of wash cycles:
• powder or liquid: compartments
A (wash detergent) and B (prewash detergent)
• tablets: when the cycle requires
1 tablet, place it in compartment
A and close cover C; when it
requires 2 tablets, place the
second tablet on the bottom of
the appliance.
Remove detergent residues from
the edges of the compartment and close cover C until it clicks.
The detergent dispenser automatically opens up at the right time
according to the wash cycle.
If all-in-one detergents are used, we recommend using the TABS
option, because it adjusts the cycle so that the best washing and
drying results are always achieved.
Only use detergent which has been specifically designed
for dishwashers.
DO NOT USE washing up liquid.
Using excessive detergent may result in foam residues
remaining in the machine after the cycle has ended.
To achieve the best washing and drying results, the combined
use of detergent, rinse aid liquid and refined salt is required.
We recommend using detergents that do not contain
phosphates or chlorine, as these products are harmful
to the environment.
* Only available in selected models.
Starting the dishwasher
1. Turn the water tap on.
2. Open the door and press the ON/OFF button.
3. Measure out the detergent. (see adjacent information).
4. Load the racks (see Loading the racks).
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
6. Select the wash options*. (see Special wash cycles and
7. Start the wash cycle by shutting the door.
8. The end of the wash cycle is indicated by beeps and by the
flashing of the indicator light of the selected wash cycle. Open
the door, switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF
button, shut off the water tap and unplug the appliance from the
electricity socket.
9. Wait 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
long periods of inactivity in order to minimise electricity
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.
Changing a wash cycle in progress
If a mistake was made in the wash cycle selection process, it
is possible to change the cycle provided that it has only just
begun: open the door, taking care to avoid the escaping steam,
and press and hold the ON/OFF button; the machine will switch
off. Switch the machine back on using the ON/OFF button and
select the new wash cycle and any options desired; start the
cycle by closing the door.
Adding extra crockery
Without switching off the machine, open the door, taking care
to avoid the escaping steam, and place the crockery inside the
dishwasher. Close the door: the cycle starts from the point at
which it was interrupted.
Accidental interruptions
If the door is opened during the wash cycle or 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 the electricity
supply restored.
Wash cycles
Wash-cycle data is measured under laboratory conditions according to European Standard EN 50242.
Based on the different conditions of use, the wash-cycle duration and data can change.
The number and type of wash cycles and options may vary depending on the dishwasher model.
Wash cycle
duration of wash
1. Eco
2. Intensive
3. Normal
4. Express
5. Soak
6. Half Load
Wash cycle
Instructions on wash cycle selection and detergent dosage
1. The ECO wash cycle is the standard cycle to which the energy label data refers. It can be used to wash crockery with a normal
soil level and it is the most efficient cycle in terms of energy and water consumption for this type of crockery.
4 gr/ml**+ 21 gr/ml – 1 Tab (**Quantity of pre-washing detergent)
2. Heavily soiled dishes and pans (not to be used for delicate items). 25 gr/ml – 1 Tab
3. Normally soiled pans and dishes. 4 gr/ml**+ 21 gr/ml – 1 Tab
4. Fast cycle to be used for lightly soiled dishes (Ideal for 2 place settings) 21 gr/ml – 1 Tab
5. Pre-wash for dishes while awaiting completion of the load with the dishes from the next meal. No detergent
6. Ideal cycle for a reduced load of normally soiled dishes. 21 gr/ml – 1 Tab
Standby consumption: Left-on mode consumption: 5 W - Off mode consumption: 0.5 W
Optimum performance levels when using the “Express” cycle can be achieved by respecting the specified number of place
To reduce consumption even further, only run the dishwasher when it is full.
Note for Test Laboratories: for information on comparative EN testing conditions, please send an email to the following
Care and maintenance
Shutting off the water and electricity supplies
• Turn off the water tap after every wash cycle to avoid leaks.
• 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
can be cleaned using a non-abrasive cloth which has been
dampened with water. Do not use solvents or abrasive
• 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 odours.
Cleaning the filters
The filter assembly consists of three filters which remove food
residues from the washing water and then recirculate the water.
They must be cleaned if you wish to achieve the best results in
every wash.
Clean the filters regularly.
The dishwasher must 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 below:
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 residues. NEVER
REMOVE the wash-cycle pump protection (black detail) (fig.4).
Cleaning the spray arms
Food residue may become encrusted onto the spray arms
and block the holes used to spray the water. It is therefore
recommended that you check the arms from time to time and
clean them with a small non-metallic brush.
The two spray arms may both be removed.
To remove the upper spray arm,
turn the plastic locking ring in an
anti-clockwise direction. The upper
spray arm should be replaced
so that the side with the greater
number of holes is facing upwards.
The lower spray arm can be
removed by pressing on the side
tabs and pulling it upwards.
After cleaning the filters, re-place 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
Cleaning the water inlet hose*
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 dishwasher.
• 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
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.
- Re-place the filter and screw the water hose back into position.
* Only available in selected models.
Whenever the appliance fails to work, check for a solution from the following list before calling for Assistance.
Possible causes / Solutions:
The dishwasher does not start • The water supply tap is not turned on.
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 wash cycle.
• The appliance has not been plugged in properly or another electricity socket should be used.
• The dishwasher door has not been closed properly.
The door won’t close.
• Make sure that the racks were inserted all the way.
• The lock was released. Strongly push the door until a “clacking” noise is heard.
No water drain out of the
• The wash cycle has not finished yet.
• The water drain hose is bent (see Installation).
• The drain duct is clogged up.
• The filter is clogged up with food residues.
• Check the height of the drain hose.
The dishwasher makes
excessive noise.
• The dishes are rattling against each other or against the spray arms. Place the dishes
properly and make sure the spray arms can rotate freely.
• Too much foam: the detergent has not been measured out correctly or it is not suitable for use
in dishwashers. (See Detergent and dishwasher use.) Do not prewash the dishes by hand.
The dishes and glasses are
covered in a white film or
limescale deposits.
• No refined salt.
• Water hardness adjustment is not suitable: increase the relevant values. (See Refined Salt
and Rinse Aid.)
• The salt and rinse-aid dispenser cap has not been 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
• The rinse aid dosage is too high.
The crockery has not been
dried properly.
• A wash cycle without a drying programme has been selected.
• The rinse aid has been used up. (See Refined Salt and Rinse Aid.)
• The rinse aid dispenser setting is not suitable.
• The crockery is made from non-stick material or plastic; the presence of water drops is
The dishes are not clean.
• The crockery has not been arranged properly.
• The spray arms cannot rotate freely, being hindered by the dishes.
• The wash cycle is too gentle (see Wash Cycles).
• Too much foam: the detergent has not been measured out correctly or it is not suitable for use
in dishwashers. (See Detergent and dishwasher use.)
• The lid on the rinse aid compartment has not been closed correctly.
• The filter is dirty or clogged up (see Care and maintenance.)
• The refined salt level is low (See Refined Salt and Rinse Aid.)
• Make sure that the height of the dishes is compatible with the rack adjustment.
• The holes in the spray arms are clogged up. (See Care and maintenance.)
The dishwasher won’t load
any water.
• There is no water in the mains supply or the tap is shut off.
• The water inlet hose is bent (see Installation).
• The filters are clogged up: they need cleaning. (See Care and maintenance.)
• The drain duct is clogged up: it needs cleaning.
• After checking and cleaning, switch the dishwasher on and off and start a new wash cycle.
• If the problem persists, turn off the water tap, remove the plug and call the Service Centre.
It is blocked with flashing lights.
* Only available in selected models.
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.
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
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:
Please remember to register your appliance at www. to activate your 10 year parts
How to find your model and serial number:
195146434.00 - NC
05/2016 jk - Xerox Fabriano
- Viale Guido Borghi, 27 21025 COMERIO (Varese) ITALY