Instructions for
installation and use
WASHING MACHINE
Contents
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Installation, 2-3-4-5
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English,1
Unpacking and levelling
Connecting the electricity and water supplies
Technical data
Description of the machine, 6-7
Control panel
Running a wash cycle, 8
Wash cycles and options, 9
Table of wash cycles
Wash options
Detergents and laundry, 10
AQUALTIS
AQ9L 29 I
Detergent
Preparing the laundry
Washing recommendations
Load balancing system
Precautions and advice, 11
General safety
Disposal
Opening the porthole door manually
Care and maintenance, 12
Cutting off the water and electricity supplies
Cleaning the machine
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer
Caring for your appliance drum
Cleaning the pump
Checking the water inlet hose
Trouble shooting, 13
Assistance, 14
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Installation
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This instruction manual should be kept in a safe place
for future reference. If the washing machine 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.
Read these instructions carefully: they contain vital
information relating to the safe installation and operation
of the appliance.
Inside the pack containing this manual, you will also
find the guarantee and all the details necessary for
installation.
Unpacking and levelling
Unpacking
1. Once you have removed all the packaging from the
washing machine, make sure 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. Remove the 4
protective screws (used
during transportation) and
the corresponding spacer,
located on the rear part of
the appliance (see figure).
3. Close off the holes using the plastic plugs supplied in
the pack.
4. Keep all the parts in a safe place; they will be needed
again if the washing machine is moved to another
location, to prevent the inside of the appliance being
damaged.
Packaging materials should not be used as toys for
children.
Levelling
1. Place the washing machine on a flat sturdy floor,
without resting it up against walls or cabinets.
2. If the floor is uneven,
the front feet of the
machine may be adjusted
until it reaches a horizontal
position (the angle of
inclination must not
exceed 2 degrees).
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If the appliance is levelled correctly, it will be more
stable and much less likely to cause vibrations and noise
while it is operating, particularly during the spin cycle.
If it is placed on carpet or a rug, adjust the feet in such
a way as to allow a sufficient ventilation space
underneath the washing machine.
Connecting the electricity and water
supplies
Connecting the water inlet hose
Before connecting the inlet hose to the water supply,
run the water until it is perfectly clear.
1. Connect the inlet hose
to the machine by
screwing it onto the cold
water inlet of the
appliance, which is
situated on the top righthand side of the rear part
of the appliance (see
figure).
2. Connect the inlet hose
by screwing it to a cold
water tab using a 3/4 gas
threaded connection (see
figure).
3. Make sure that the hose is not folded over or bent.
The water pressure at the tap must fall within the
values indicated in the Technical data table (see next
page).
If the inlet hose is not long enough, contact a
specialised shop or an authorised technician.
Never use second-hand or old inlet hoses; use the
products supplied with the machine.
Connecting the drain hose
65 - 100 cm
Where it connects to
the waste water pipe
cut end off spigot or
remove the blanking cap
Connect the drain hose,
without bending it, to a
draining duct or a wall
drain situated between
65 and 100 cm from the
floor;
The drain hose may be
connected to an undersink trap. Before
connecting the drain
hose from the machine
ensure that any blanks
or removable ends have
been taken off the
spigot.
If it is place over the
edge of a basin or sink
be sure the free end of
the hose should not be
underwater.
We advise against the use of hose extensions; in
case of absolute need, the extension must have the
same diameter as the original hose and must not
exceed 150 cm in length.
Ensure that if the drain hose is pushed into a
standpipe, that the end does not go down more than
15cms (6 inches). If the hose is pushed down too far,
this may cause the machine to self -syphon ie.
continuously empty as it is filling.
Electric connection
Before plugging the appliance into the mains socket,
make sure that:
• the socket is earthed and in compliance with the
applicable law;
• the supply voltage is included within the values i
ndicated on the Technical details table (see page 5);
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• the socket is compatible with the washing
machine's plug. If this is not the case, replace
the socket or the plug.
Your appliance is now supplied with a 13 amp fused plug
it can be plugged into a 13 amp socket for immediate
use. Before using the appliance please read the
instructions below.
WARNING - THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED.
THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONS SHOULD BE
CARRIED OUT BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.
Replacing the fuse:
When replacing a faulty fuse, a 13 amp ASTA approved
fuse to BS 1362 should always be used, and the fuse
cover re-fitted. If the fuse cover is lost, the plug must not
be used until a replacement is obtained.
Replacement fuse covers:
If a replacement fuse cover is fitted, it must be of the
correct colour as indicated by the coloured marking or
the colour that is embossed in words on the base of the
plug. Replacements can be obtained directly from your
nearest Service Depot.
Removing the plug:
If your appliance has a non-rewireable moulded plug and
you should wish to re-route the mains cable through
partitions, units etc., please ensure that either:
the plug is replaced by a fused 13 ampere re-wearable
plug bearing the BSI mark of approval.
or:
the mains cable is wired directly into a 13 amp cable
outlet, controlled by a switch, (in compliance with BS
5733) which is accessible without moving the appliance.
Disposing of the plug:
Ensure that before disposing of the plug itself, you make
the pins unusable so that it cannot be accidentally
inserted into a socket.
Instructions for connecting cable to an alternative plug:
Important: the wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Green & Yellow Earth
Blue
Neutral
Brown
Live
• the socket is able to sustain the appliance's
maximum power load indicated in the Technical details
table (see page 5);
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As the colours of the wires in the lead may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifyng the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
Connect Green & Yellow wire to terminal marked E or
or coloured Green or Green & Yellow.
Connect Brown wire to terminal marked L or coloured
Red.
Connect Blue wire to terminal marked N or coloured
Black.
If a 13 amp plug (BS 1363) is used it must be fitted with a
13 amp fuse, either in the plug or adaptor or at the
distribution board.
If you are in any doubt the electrical supply to your
machine, consult a qualified electrician before use.
How to connect an alternative plug:
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance
with the following code:
BLUE
NEUTRAL (N)
BROWN
LIVE (L)
GREEN & YELLOW
EARTH (E)
Disposing of the appliance:
When disposing of the appliance please remove the plug
by cutting the mains cable as close as possible to the
plug body and dispose of it as described above.
GREEN &
YELLOW
BROWN
BLUE
13 ampere fuse
CROSS-BAR
CORD GRIP
The washing machine should not be installed in an
outdoor environment, not even when the area is
sheltered, because it may be very dangerous to leave it
exposed to rain and thunderstorms.
When the washing machine is installed, the mains
socket must be within easy reach.
Do not use extensions or multiple sockets.
The power supply cable must never be bent or
dangerously compressed.
The power supply cable must only be replaced by an
authorised serviceman.
Warning! The company denies all liability if and when
these norms are not respected.
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Technical data
Model
AQ9L 29 I
Dimensions
width 59.5 cm
height 85 cm
depth 64,5 cm
Capacity
from 1 to 9 kg
Electrical
connections
please refer to the technical data
plate fixed to the machine
Water connections
maximum pressure 1 MPa (10 bar)
minimum pressure 0.05 MPa (0.5 bar)
drum capacity 62 litres
Spin speed
up to 1200 rotations per minute
Energy rated
programmes
according to
regulation
EN 60456
programme
; temperature 60°C;
using a load of 9 kg.
This appliance conforms to the
following EC Directives:
- 89/336/EEC dated 03/05/89
(Electromagnetic Compatibility) and
subsequent modifications
- 2006/95/EC (Low Voltage)
- 2002/96/EC
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Description of the machine
CONTROL
PANEL
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PORTHOLE DOOR
PORTHOLE DOOR
HANDLE
KICK STRIP
ADJUSTABLE FEET
PORTHOLE DOOR
Always use the handle to
open the porthole door (see
figure).
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DETERGENT DISPENSER DRAWER
The detergent dispenser
drawer is located inside the
machine and can be
accessed by opening the
door.
For more information on
detergent measures, please
refer to the chapter entitled
“Detergents and laundry”.
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1. pre-wash compartment:
use powder detergent.
2. main wash compartment:
1
use powder or liquid
2
detergent. If using the latter
type of detergent, we
recommend it is poured into
the drawer immediately
before you start the washing
machine.
washing additives compartment: for fabric softener or
liquid additives. We recommend that the maximum level
indicated by the grille is not exceeded, and that
concentrated fabric softeners are diluted.
Standby mode
This washing machine, in compliance with new energy
saving regulations, is fitted with an automatic standby
system which is enabled after a few minutes if no activity
button briefly and wait
is detected. Press the ON-OFF
for the machine to start up again.
Control panel
DELAY TIMER
indicator light
ECO
TEMPERATURE
indicator light
WASH CYCLE
SELECTOR knob
Button withON/OFF
indicator light
SPIN
OPTION buttons with
OPTION buttons with
indicator
light
indicator lights
indicator light
indicator lights
DELAY
TIMER
TEMPERATURE button
button
SPIN SPEED
WASH
CYCLE
PHASE
START/PAUSE
icons
button with indicator
light
CHILD LOCK button
DOOR LOCKED
with indicator light
indicator light
button
Button with ON/OFF indicator light: press this briefly
to switch the machine on or off. The green indicator light
indicates that the machine is switched on. To switch off
the washing machine during the wash cycle, press and
hold the button for approximately 3 seconds; if the
button is pressed briefly or accidentally the machine will
not switch off. If the machine is switched off during a
wash cycle, this wash cycle will be cancelled.
WASH CYCLE SELECTOR knob: may be turned in
either direction. To select the most suitable wash cycle,
please refer to the “Table of wash cycles”.
The knob will not move during the wash cycle.
button: press to modify or exclude
TEMPERATURE
the temperature setting; the value will be identified by the
indicator lights above it (see “Running a wash cycle”).
button: press to modify or
SPIN SPEED CYCLE
exclude the spin cycle; the value will be identified by the
indicator lights above it (see “Running a wash cycle”).
button: press to set a DELAY TIMER
DELAY TIMER
for the selected wash cycle; the delay time will be
identified by the indicator lights above (see “Running a
wash cycle”).
OPTION buttons with indicator lights: press to select the
available options. The indicator light corresponding to the
selected option will remain lit (see “Running a wash cycle”).
START/PAUSE button with indicator light: when the
green indicator light flashes slowly, press the button to
start a wash cycle. Once the cycle has begun the
indicator light will remain lit in a fixed manner. To pause
the wash cycle, press the button again; the indicator
light will flash in an orange colour. If the “Door locked”
indicator light is switched off, the door may be
opened. To start the wash cycle from the point at which
it was interrupted, press the button again.
indicator light: indicates that the
DOOR LOCKED
porthole door is locked. To open the door, pause the
wash cycle (see “Running a wash cycle”).
button with indicator light: to activate
CHILD LOCK
or deactivate the CHILD LOCK, press and hold the
button for approximately 2 seconds. when the indicator
light is illuminated, the control panel is locked. This
means it is possible to prevent wash cycles from being
modified accidentally, especially where there are children
in the home.
icon lights up when, after
ECO indicator light: the
altering the washing parameters, an energy saving of at
least 10% is made. Furthermore, before the machine
enters “Standby” mode, the icon will light up for a few
seconds; when the machine is switched off the
estimated energy saving will be around the 80% mark.
WASH CYCLE PHASE icons: these illuminate to
–
indicate the progress of the wash cycle (Wash
– Spin
– Drain
).
Rinse
lights up when the cycle is complete.
The text
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Running a wash cycle
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WARNING: before you use the washing machine for
the first time, run a wash cycle with detergent and no
laundry, using the 90° cottons cycle without pre-wash.
1. SWITCH THE MACHINE ON. Press the
button.
All the indicator lights will illuminate for 1 second; the
indicator light corresponding to the
button will then
remain lit in a fixed manner and the START/PAUSE
indicator light will flash slowly.
2. LOAD THE LAUNDRY. Open the porthole door.
Load the laundry, making sure you do not exceed the
maximum load value indicated in the table of wash
cycles on the following page.
3. MEASURE OUT THE DETERGENT. Pull out the
detergent dispenser drawer and pour the detergent
into the relevant compartments as described in
“Description of the machine”.
4. CLOSE THE PORTHOLE DOOR.
5. SELECT THE PROGRAMME. Turn the WASH
CYCLE SELECTOR KNOB right or left, until you have
selected the desired wash cycle. A temperature and
spin speed is set for each wash cycle; these may be
adjusted.
6. CUSTOMISE THE WASH CYCLE. Use the
relevant buttons on the control panel:
Modify the temperature and/or spin speed.
The machine automatically displays the maximum
temperature and spin speed values set for the
selected cycle, or the most recently-used settings if
they are compatible with the selected cycle. The
temperature can be decreased by pressing the
button, until the cold wash ( ) setting is reached. The
spin speed may be progressively reduced by pressing
the
button, until it is completely excluded ( ). If
these buttons are pressed again, the maximum
values are restored.
Exception: if the “Cotton” programme is selected, the
temperature can be increased up to a value of 90°C.
Set a Delay Timer.
To set the "delayed start" option for the program you
have selected, press the button until the indicator light
for the desired delay time is illuminated.
On pressing the button six times, this function will
deactivate.
Once the START/PAUSE button has been pressed,
the time delay may only be decreased.
Modify the cycle settings.
Press the OPTION buttons to customise the wash
cycle in accordance with your own requirements.
• Press the button to activate the option; the
corresponding indicator light will switch on.
• Press the button again to disable the option; the
indicator light will switch off.
If the selected option is not compatible with the
selected wash cycle, this incompatibility will be
signalled by the flashing of the indicator light and a
sound alert (3 beeps); the option will not be activated.
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If the selected option is not compatible with another
option that has been selected previously, the indicator
light corresponding to the first option selected will flash
and only the second option will be activated; the
indicator light corresponding to the button will remain
lit in a constant manner.
7. START THE PROGRAMME. Press the START/
PAUSE button. The corresponding indicator light
remains lit in a fixed manner and the porthole door
locks (the
DOOR LOCKED indicator light
illuminates). The icons corresponding to the wash
cycle phases will light up during the cycle to indicate
which phase is currently in progress. To change a
wash cycle once it has already started, pause the
washing machine by pressing the START/PAUSE
button; then select the desired cycle and press the
START/PAUSE button again. To open the door during
a wash cycle, press the START/PAUSE button; if the
DOOR LOCKED
indicator light is switched off you
may open the door. Press the START/PAUSE button
again to restart the wash cycle from the point at
which it was interrupted.
8. THE END OF THE WASH CYCLE. This is indicated
by the illuminated text END. The porthole door may be
opened immediately. If the START/PAUSE indicator light
is flashing, press the button to end the cycle. Open the
door, unload the laundry and switch off the machine.
If you wish to cancel a cycle which has already begun,
press and hold the
button until the cycle stops and
the machine switches off.
Bag for quilts, curtains and delicate garments
The Aqualtis washing machine makes it easier for you to
wash even the most valuable and delicate garments in
complete confidence thanks to the special bag which
protects the laundry (this is supplied with the machine).
We recommend that the bag is used every time you
wash quilts and padded items with an outer layer made
using synthetic material.
* Steam Refresh
This programme refreshes garments by removing bad
odours and relaxing the fibres. Insert dry items only (that
are not dirty) and select programme "
". At the end of
the cycle, clothes will be slightly damp. Depending on
the type of fabric being refreshed, garments may be
worn after 10 minutes (or once they have dried
sufficiently). The "
" programme makes ironing easier.
Moreover, with the "Steam Perfume" laundry balls, your
favourite perfume can be added to your laundry. Place a
few drops of perfume on the sponge contained inside
the laundry ball, close it and insert it into the drum
together with the laundry. Then launch the specific
programme "
". At the end of the cycle, garments will
be relaxed and fragrant.
Not recommended for wool or silk garments.
Do not add too much perfume to the sponge in order
to avoid it dripping.
Do not add softeners or detergents.
Wash cycles and options
Table of wash cycles
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Icon Description of the wash cycle
Cottons wash cycles
Cotton with pre-wash
(Add detergent to the relevant compartment).
Cotton (1): heavily soiled whites and resistant colours.
Cotton (2): heavily soiled whites and delicate colours.
Detergent and additives
Max.
load
(kg)
Cycle
duration
l
9
190
l
l
9
171
Max.
temp.
(°C)
Max.
speed
(rpm)
90°
1200
l
l
1200
-
60°
(Max. 90°)
40°
Detergent Detergent Fabric
for prewash for wash softener
1200
-
l
l
9
148
40°
1200
-
l
l
9
96
Shirts
40°
600
-
l
l
2
69
Jeans
40°
800
-
l
l
4
80
40°
800
-
l
l
2
118
l
Coloured Cotton (3)
Special programmes
Baby: heavily soiled delicate colours
60°
800
-
l
4
85
-
-
-
-
-
1,5
20
"Bed & Bath" for bedlinen and towels.
60°
1200
-
l
l
9
95
Duvets: for down-stuffed garments.
30°
1000
-
l
l
3,5
94
Silk: for garments in silk and viscose, lingerie.
30°
0
-
l
l
2
55
l
Durable Synthetics
* Steam Refresh
Wool: for wool, cashmere, etc.
Mix 30': to refresh lightly soiled garments quickly (not suitable
for wool, silk and clothes which require washing by hand)
Partials wash cycles
40°
600
-
l
2
55
30°
800
-
l
l
3,5
30
Rinse
-
1200
-
-
l
9
36
Spin
-
1200
-
-
-
9
16
Drain
-
0
-
-
-
9
2
For all Test Institutes:
1) Test wash cycle in compliance with regulation EN 60456: set wash cycle with a temperature of 60°C.
2) Long wash cycle for cottons: set wash cycle
with a temperature of 40°C.
with a temperature of 40°C.
3) Short wash cycle for cottons: set wash cycle
Wash options
Eco Option
Easy Iron
By selecting this option, the wash and spin cycles will be
modified in order to reduce the formation of creases.
At the end of the cycle the washing machine drum
will rotate slowly; the “Easy Iron” and START/PAUSE
indicator lights will flash. To end the cycle press the
START/PAUSE button or the “Easy Iron” button.
For the Silk
wash cycle, the machine will end the
cycle while the laundry is soaking and the “Easy Iron”
indicator light will flash. To drain the water so that the
laundry may be removed, press the START/PAUSE
button or the “Easy Iron” button.
It cannot be used in conjunction with
, , , , , .
Steam Hygiene
This option enhances washing performance by
generating steam during the wash cycle that eliminates
any bacteria from fibres while treating them at the same
time. Place the laundry in the drum, choose a
compatible programme and select option " ".
The steam generated during washing machine
operation may cause the porthole door to become hazy.
It cannot be used in conjunction with ,
(90°C),
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
The Eco Option saves energy by not heating the water
used to wash your laundry – an advantage both to the
environment and to your energy bill. Instead, intensified
wash action and water optimisation ensure great wash
results in the same average time of a standard cycle.
For the best washing results we recommend the usage
of a liquid detergent.
It cannot be used in conjunction with
,
, ,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
.
Time Saver
If you select this option, the wash cycle duration will be
reduced by 30%-50%, depending on the selected cycle,
thereby guaranteeing simultaneous water and energy
saving. Use this cycle for lightly soiled garments.
It cannot be used in conjunction with
, , ,
,
,
,
,
,
,
.
.
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Detergents and laundry
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Detergent
The type and quantity of detergent required depend on
the type of fabric you are washing (cotton, wool, silk,
etc.), as well as its colour, the washing temperature, the
level of soiling and the hardness of the water in the area.
Measuring out the detergent carefully will avoid wastage
and help to protect the environment: although they are
biodegradable, detergents still contain ingredients which
alter the balance of nature.
We recommend the following:
• use powder detergents for white cotton garments and
pre-washing.
• use liquid detergents for delicate cotton garments and
for all low-temperature wash cycles.
• use gentle liquid detergents for wool and silk
garments.
The detergent should be poured into the relevant
compartment - or the dispenser placed directly inside
the drum - before the wash cycle begins. In the latter
case, it will not be possible to select the Cottons with
pre-wash cycle.
Do not use hand washing detergents because these
create too much foam.
Silk: use the special “Silk”
wash cycle to wash all silk
garments. We recommend the use of special detergent
which has been designed to wash delicate clothes.
Curtains: use the “Silk”
wash cycle. These should
be folded and placed inside the bag provided.
Wool: Hotpoint is the only washing machine brand to
have been awarded the prestigious Woolmark Platinum
Care endorsement (M.0508) by the Woolmark Company,
which means that all woollen garments may be washed
in the washing machine, even those which state “hand
wash only”
on the label. The “Wool” wash cycle can
be used to wash all woollen garments in the washing
machine while guaranteeing optimum performance.
Duvets: to wash double or single duvets (the weight of
which should not exceed 3,5 kg), cushions or clothes
padded with goose down such as puffa jackets, use the
special “Duvets”
wash cycle. We recommend that
duvets are placed in the drum with their edges folded
inwards (see figure) and that no more than ¾ of the total
volume of the drum is used. To achieve the best results,
we recommend that a liquid detergent is used and
placed inside the detergent dispenser drawer.
Preparing the laundry
• Shake out the garments before loading them into the
machine.
• Divide the laundry according fabric type (symbol on the
washing instruction label) and colour, making sure you
separate the coloured garments from the white ones;
• Empty all pockets and check the buttons;
• Do not exceed the values listed in the “Table of wash
cycles”, which refer to the weight of the laundry when dry.
How much does your laundry weigh?
1 sheet
1 pillowcase
1 tablecloth
1 bathrobe
1 towel
1 pair of jeans
1 shirt
400-500 g
150-200 g
400-500 g
900-1200 g
150-250 g
400-500 g
150-200 g
Washing recommendations
Shirts: use the special “Shirts”
wash cycle to wash
shirts in different fabrics and colours to guarantee they
receive the best possible care.
Jeans: use the special “Jeans”
wash cycle for all
denim garments; turn inside out before washing and use
a liquid detergent.
Baby: use the special “Baby”
wash cycle to remove
the remove the soiling typically caused by babies, while
removing all traces of detergent from nappies in order to
prevent the delicate skin of babies from suffering allergic
reactions. The cycle has been designed to reduce the
amount of bacteria by using a greater quantity of water
and optimising the effect of special disinfecting additives
added to the detergent. At the end of the wash cycle,
the machine will slowly rotate the drum; to end the cycle
press the START/PAUSE button.
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Quilts: to wash quilts with a synthetic outer layer, use
the bag provided and set the wash cycle to “Duvets”
.
Bedlinen and towels: use the “Bed & Bath”
cycle
to wash laundry from all over the house; this optimises
fabric softener performance and helps you save time and
energy. We recommend the use of powder detergent.
Stubborn stains: it is wise to treat stubborn stains with
solid soap before washing, and to use the Cottons with
pre-wash cycle.
Load balancing system
Before every spin cycle, to avoid excessive vibrations
before every spin and to distribute the load in a uniform
manner, the drum rotates continuously at a speed which
is slightly greater than the washing rotation speed. If,
after several attempts, the load is not balanced
correctly, the machine spins at a reduced spin speed. If
the load is excessively unbalanced, the washing
machine performs the distribution process instead of
spinning. To encourage improved load distribution and
balance, we recommend small and large garments are
mixed in the load.
Precautions and tips
The machine was designed and constructed in
accordance with international safety regulations. The
following information is provided for safety reasons and
must therefore be read carefully.
General safety
Opening the porthole door manually
• This appliance was designed for domestic use only.
• the machine must only be used by adults, in
accordance with the instructions given in this manual.
• Do not touch the machine when barefoot or with wet
or damp hands or feet.
• Do not pull on the power supply cable when
unplugging the appliance from the electricity socket.
Hold the plug and pull.
• Do not touch the drained water as it may reach
extremely high temperatures.
• Never force the porthole door. This could damage the
safety lock mechanism designed to prevent
accidental opening.
• If the appliance breaks down, do not under any
circumstances access the internal mechanisms in an
attempt to repair it yourself.
• Always keep children well away from the appliance
while it is operating.
• If it must be moved, proceed with the help of two or
three people and handle it with the utmost care.
Never try to do this alone, because the appliance is
very heavy.
• Before loading laundry into the washing machine,
make sure the drum is empty.
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In the event that it is not possible to open the porthole
door due to a powercut, and if you wish to remove the
laundry, proceed as follows:
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1. remove the plug from the
electrical socket.
2. make sure the water level
inside the machine is lower
than the door opening; if it is
not, remove excess water
using the drain hose,
collecting it in a bucket as
indicated in the figure.
3. remove the cover panel on the lower front part of the
washing machine (see overleaf).
4. pull outwards using the
tab as indicated in the figure,
until the plastic tie-rod is
freed from its stop position;
pull downwards until you
hear a “click”, which
indicates that the door is
now unlocked.
5. open the door; if this is
still not possible repeat the
procedure.
Disposal
• Disposing of the packaging materials: observe local
regulations so that the packaging may be re-used.
• The European Directive 2002/96/EC 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 re-using and recycling the
materials inside the machine, while preventing
potential damage to the atmosphere and to public
health. The crossed-out dustbin is marked on all
products to remind the owner of their obligations
regarding separated waste collection.
For more information relating to the correct disposal of
household appliances, owners should contact their
local authorities or appliance dealer.
6. reposition the panel, making sure the hooks are
securely in place before you push it onto the appliance.
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Care and maintenance
EN
Cutting off the water and electricity
supplies
• Turn off the water tap after every wash cycle. This will
limit wear on the hydraulic system in the machine and
help to prevent leaks.
• Unplug the appliance when cleaning it and during all
maintenance work.
Cleaning the machine
The outer parts and rubber components of the appliance
can be cleaned using a soft cloth soaked in lukewarm
soapy water. Do not use solvents or abrasives.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer
To remove the drawer, press
lever (1) and pull the drawer
outwards (2) (see figure).
Wash it under running
water; this procedure should
be repeated frequently.
1
2
Caring for your appliance drum
• Always leave the door ajar to prevent unpleasant
odours from forming.
Cleaning the pump
The washing machine is fitted with a self-cleaning pump
which does not require any maintenance. Sometimes,
small items (such as coins or buttons) may fall into the
protective pre-chamber at the base of the pump.
Make sure the wash cycle has finished and unplug the
appliance.
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To access the pre-chamber:
1
2
1. take off the cover panel on the front of the machine
by first pressing it in the centre and then pushing
downwards on both sides until you can remove it (see
figures);
2. position a container so
that it will collect the water
which flows out
(approximately 1.5 l) (see
figure);
3. unscrew the lid by
rotating it in an anticlockwise direction (see
figure);
4. clean the inside thoroughly;
5. screw the lid back on;
6. reposition the panel, making sure the hooks are
securely in place before you push it onto the appliance.
Checking the water inlet hose
Check the inlet hose at least once a year. If there are
any cracks, it should be replaced immediately: during
the wash cycles, water pressure is very strong and a
cracked hose could easily split open.
Trouble shooting
Your washing machine could occasionally fail to work. Before contacting the Technical Assistance Centre
(see “Assistance”), make sure that the problem cannot be not solved easily using the following list.
EN
Problem:
Possible causes / Solutions:
The washing machine does not
switch on.
• The appliance is not plugged into the socket fully, or not enough to make
contact.
• There is no power in the house.
The wash cycle does not start.
•
•
•
•
The door is not closed properly.
The START/PAUSE button has not been pressed.
The water tap has not been opened.
A DELAY TIMER has been set.
The washing machine does not fill • The water inlet hose is not connected to the tap.
• The hose is bent.
with water.
•
•
•
•
The water tap has not been opened.
There is no water supply in the house.
The pressure is too low.
The START/PAUSE button has not been pressed.
The washing machine door
remains locked.
• If you have selected the “Baby ” cycle or the “Easy iron
” option, when
the wash cycle has finished the machine will slowly rotate the drum; to end
the cycle press the START/PAUSE button or the “Easy iron
” button. If
you have selected the “Silk ” wash cycle, the machine will end the cycle
while the laundry is soaking; to drain the water so that the laundry may be
removed, press the START/PAUSE button or the “Easy iron
” button.
The machine continuously fills
with water and drains.
• The drain hose is not fitted at a height between 65 and 100 cm from the
floor (see “Installation”).
• The free end of the hose is under water (see “Installation”).
• If the dwelling is on one of the upper floors of a building, there may be
problems relating to water drainage, causing the washing machine to fill
with water and drain continuously. Special anti-draining valves are available
in shops and help to prevent this inconvenience.
• The wall drainage system is not fitted with a breather pipe.
The washing machine does not
drain or spin.
• The wash cycle does not include draining: Some wash cycles require the
drain phase to be started manually (see “Wash cycles and options”).
• The “Easy iron” option is enabled: to complete the wash cycle, press the
START/PAUSE button (“Wash cycles and options”).
• The drain hose is bent (see Installation).
• The drainage duct is clogged.
The machine vibrates a lot during
the spin cycle.
•
•
•
•
The washing machine leaks.
• The water inlet hose is not screwed on properly (see “Installation”).
• The detergent dispenser is blocked (to clean it, see “Care and
maintenance”).
• The drain hose is not fixed in place properly (see “Installation”).
The icons corresponding to the
“Phase in progress” flash rapidly
at the same time as the ON/OFF
indicator light.
• Switch off the machine and unplug it, wait for approximately 1 minute and
then switch it back on again. If the problem persists, contact the Technical
Assistance Service.
There is too much foam.
• The detergent is not suitable for machine washing (it should display the text
“for washing machines” or “hand and machine wash”, or the like).
• Too much detergent was used.
The washing machine door
remains locked.
• Perform the manual unlocking procedure (see “Precautions and tips”).
The
The
The
The
drum was not unlocked correctly during installation (see “Installation”).
machine is not level (see “Installation” ).
machine is trapped between cabinets and walls (see “Installation”).
load is unbalanced (see “Detergents and laundry”).
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Assistance
Guarantee
EN
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.
-
THIS GUARANTEE WILL NOT APPLY IF THE APPLIANCE HAS BEEN USED IN COMMERCIAL
OR NON-DOMESTIC PREMISES.
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 (ROI 01 230 0800).
Extended
Guarantees
We offer a selection of repair 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. If we cannot resolve the
technical problem we will replace your machine or, if you prefer, give you your money back.
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After Sales Service
EN
No one is better placed to care for your Hotpoint appliance during the course of its
working life than us - the manufacturer.
Essential Contact Information
Hotpoint Service
We are the largest service team in Europe 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
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
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
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
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
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
Indesit Company UK Ltd. Morley Way, Peterborough, PE2 9JB
Indesit Company Unit 49 Airways Industrial Estate,Dublin 17
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 the risk of injury to children,
remove the door, plug and cut the mains cable off flush with the appliance. Dispose of these parts
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