Hoover Domestic Appliance User Manual

Instruction Book
HNC160 Condenser Tumble Dryer
®
Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Delivery information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Unpacking the Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Safety reminders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Installation . . . . . . . .
Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The Laundry . . . . . . .
Environmental Issues
GIAS Service . . . . . . .
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
5
5
6
6
6
Installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Electrical requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Adjusting the feet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Ventilation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Preparing the load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Clothes preparation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Sorting the load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Drying advice . . .
Do not tumble dry . . .
Energy saving . . . . . . .
Drying guide . . . . . . . .
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
10
10
10
10
Controls and indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Door and Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Opening the door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Filter care indicator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Water container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
To remove the container . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Condenser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
To remove the condenser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Cleaning and Routine Maintenance . . . . . . . . 16
Cleaning the dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Technical specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Customer Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Hoover Spares. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
GIAS Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Your Guarantee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Hoovercare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
2
Introduction
Please read and follow these instructions carefully and operate
the machine accordingly. This booklet provides important
guidelines for safe use, installation, maintenance and some
useful advice for best results when using your machine.
Keep all documentation in a safe place for future reference or
for any future owners.
Delivery information
Please check that the following items are delivered with the
appliance:
●
Instruction manual
●
Guarantee card
●
Energy label
Check that no damage
has occurred to the
machine during transit.
If it has, call for service
by GIAS.
Call
08705 400 600
If the appliance is not
running properly or
breaks down, switch it
off, disconnect the plug
from the socket and do
not tamper with
the appliance.
Consult GIAS Service for
possible repair.
Call
08705 400 600
Failure to comply with
the above can
compromise the safety
of the appliance. You
may be charged for a
service call if a problem
with your machine is
caused by misuse.
3
Unpacking the product
1.
Cut carefully around the base of the packaging and up
one corner.
2.
Remove the polythene sleeve and lift the dryer off the
polystyrene base.
Dispose of the packaging safely. Make sure it
is out of the reach of children, it is a
potential source of danger.
4
Safety reminders
Installation
●
Check that the product has no visible signs of damage
before use. If damaged do not use and please call our
national number: 08705 400 600.
●
Do not use adapters, multiple connectors and/or
extensions.
●
This machine should not be installed in a bathroom or
shower room.
●
Never install the dryer against curtains and be sure to
prevent items from falling or collecting behind the dryer.
Use
●
WARNING Misuse of a tumble dryer may create a fire
hazard.
●
This machine is solely for domestic use, i.e. to dry
household textiles and garments.
●
This machine should only be used for its intended purpose
as described in this manual. Ensure that the instructions
for installation and use are fully understood before
operating the appliance.
●
Do not touch the appliance when hands or feet are damp
or wet.
●
Do not lean on the door when loading the machine or
use the door to lift or move the machine.
●
Do not allow children to play with the machine or its
controls.
●
WARNING Do not use the product if the fluff filter is not
in position or is damaged; fluff could be ignited.
●
WARNING Where the hot surface symbol
is located
the temperature rise during operation of the tumble
dryer may be in excess of 60 degrees C.
●
Remove the plug from the electricity supply. Always
remove the plug before cleaning the appliance.
●
Do not continue to use this machine if it appears to be
faulty.
●
Lint and fluff must not be allowed to collect on the floor
around the outside of the machine.
●
The drum inside may be very hot. Always allow the dryer
to complete the cool down period before removing the
laundry.
5
The Laundry
●
WARNING Do not tumble dry fabrics treated with dry
cleaning fluids.
●
WARNING Foam rubber materials can, under certain
circumstances, when heated become ignited by
spontaneous combustion. Foam plastic, foam rubber and
rubber-like material are not suitable for tumble drying.
Articles made from these materials MUST NOT be placed
in the dryer.
●
Always refer to the laundry care labels for directions on
suitability for drying.
●
Clothes should be spin dried or thoroughly wrung before
they are put into the tumble dryer. Clothes that are
dripping wet should NOT be put into the dryer.
●
Lighters and matches must not be left in pockets and
NEVER use flammable liquids near the machine.
●
Glass fibre curtains should NEVER be put in this machine.
Skin irritation may occur if other garments are
contaminated with the glass fibres.
●
Garments treated or contaminated with flammable
cleaning sprays or liquids such as petrol, cooking oil or
aerosol sprays MUST NOT be put in this machine.
Enviromental Issues
●
All packaging materials used are environmentally-friendly
and recyclable. Please help dispose of the packaging via
environmentally-friendly means. Your local council will be
able to give you details of current means of disposal.
●
To ensure safety when disposing of an old tumble dryer
disconnect the mains plug from the socket, cut the mains
power cable and destroy this together with the plug. To
prevent children shutting themselves in the machine
break the door hinges or the door lock.
GIAS Service
●
6
To ensure the continued safe and efficient operation of
this appliance we recommend that any servicing or repairs
are only carried out by an authorised GIAS service
engineer.
Installation
Electrical requirements
Tumble dryers are supplied to operate at a voltage of
230-240V, 50 Hz single phase. Check that the supply circuit is
rated to at least 13A.
Do not plug the
machine in and switch it
on at the mains until the
installation is completed.
This appliance is fitted with a moulded-on non-rewireable plug
which is already equipped with a BS 1362 ASTA approved 13A
fuse. Any replacement must be the same rating and
specification. If the fuse cover is lost, do not use the plug until
it is replaced.
Electricity can be extremely dangerous.
This appliance must be earthed.
The socket outlet and the plug on the appliance must be of
the same type.
Do not use multiple adapters and/or extension leads.
The plug should be accessible for disconnection after the
appliance has been installed.
The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with
the following codes:
Blue
NEUTRAL
Brown
LIVE
Green and Yellow
EARTH
You may be charged for
a service call if a
problem with your
machine is caused by
incorrect installation.
CE Appliance complies with European Directive 89/336/EEC,
73/23/EEC and subsequent amendments.
Adjusting the feet
Once the machine is in place the feet should be adjusted to
ensure that the machine is level.
Adjust the four feet to ensure the machine is firm and level.
If the mains cord on this
appliance is damaged, it
must be replaced by a
special cord which is
ONLY obtainable from
the Hoover spares
service. It must be
installed by a competent
person.
Call
01204 556111
7
Ventilation
For your safety, this
dryer must be correctly
installed.
If there is any doubt
about installation, call
the national GIAS
Service number for
advice.
08705 400 600
(Eire 018301 666)
Adequate ventilation must be provided in the room where the
tumble dryer is located to prevent gases from appliances
burning other fuels, including open fires, being drawn into the
room during operation of the tumble dryer.
● Exhaust air must not be discharged into a flue which is
used for exhausting fumes from appliances burning gas or
other fuels.
●
Check regularly that the air flowing through the dryer is
not restricted.
●
Check the fluff filter after use, and clean, if necessary.
●
The inlet and outlets should be kept free from
obstructions. To ensure adequate ventilation the space
between the bottom of the machine and the floor must
not be obstructed. There should be a gap of at least
12mm between the machine and any obstructions.
●
Prevent items from falling or collecting behind the dryer
as these may obstruct the air inlet and outlet.
●
NEVER install the dryer up against curtains.
AIR INLET VENTS
AIR OUTLETS
AIR OUTLETS IN
THE BASE
8
Preparing the load
Before using the tumble dryer for the first time:
●
Please read this instruction book thoroughly.
●
Remove all items packed inside drum.
●
Wipe the inside of the drum and door with a damp cloth
to remove any dust which may have settled in transit.
Clothes preparation
Make sure that the laundry you are going to dry is suitable for
drying in a tumble dryer, as shown by the care symbols on each
item.
Check that all fastenings are closed and that pockets are
empty. Turn the articles inside out. Place clothes loosely in the
drum to make sure that they don’t get tangled.
Maximum drying weight
●
Cottons Max. 6 kg
●
Synthetics Max. 3 kg
Do not overload the
drum, large items when
wet can exceed the
maximum admissible
clothes load
(for example: sleeping
bags, duvets).
Sort the load as follows:
●
By care symbols
These can be found on the collar or inside seam:
Suitable for tumble drying.
Tumble drying at high temperature.
Tumble drying at low temperature only.
Do not tumble dry.
If the item does not have a care label it must be
assumed that it is not suitable for tumble drying.
●
By amount and thickness
Whenever the load is bigger than the dryer capacity,
separate clothes according to thickness (e.g. towels from
thin underwear).
●
By type of fabric
Cottons/linen: Towels, cotton jersey, bed and table linen.
Synthetics: Blouses, shirts, overalls, etc. made of polyester
or polyamid, as well as for cotton/synthetic mixes.
●
By drying level
Sort into: iron dry, cupboard dry, etc. For delicate articles
press the ‘ACRYLICS/SYNTHETICS’ button to select low
drying temperature.
9
Drying advice
IMPORTANT: Do not dry
articles which have been
treated with a dry
cleaning fluid or rubber
clothes (danger of fire
or explosion).
Do not tumble dry:
Woollens, silk, delicate fabrics, nylon stockings, delicate
embroidery, fabrics with metallic decorations, garments with
PVC or leather trimmings, training shoes, bulky items such as
sleeping bags, etc.
Energy saving
Only put into the tumble dryer laundry which has been
thoroughly wrung or spin-dried. The drier the laundry the
shorter the drying time thus saving electricity.
ALWAYS
●
Try to dry the maximum weight of laundry, this will save
time and electricity.
●
Check that the filter is clean before every drying cycle.
NEVER
●
Exceed the maximum weight, this will waste time and
electricity.
●
Put dripping wet items into the tumble dryer, this may
damage the appliance.
Drying guide
The table shows approximate drying times, depending on the
type of fabric and dampness of the clothes.
Fabric
HEAT SETTING
HEAVY LOAD
MEDIUM LOAD
LIGHT LOAD
COTTON
HIGH
120-140 min
100-120 min
30-50 min
SYNTHETICS
LOW
–
50-70 min
30-40 min
ACRYLIC
LOW
–
40-50 min
20-30 min
During the last 15 minutes the load
is always tumbled in cool air.
10
Controls and indicators
EMPTY WATER
INDICATOR
FILTER CARE
INDICATOR
ON
BUTTON
ACRYLICS/SYNTHETICS
BUTTON
DRYING TIME
SELECTOR
Control panel and indicator lights
‘ON’ Button and Indicator – press to switch on, the indicator
will light.
‘ACRYLICS/SYNTHETICS’ Button – press to reduce the heat level
for delicate items, press again to select high temperature.
HIGH heat setting
LOW heat setting
‘DRYING TIME’ Selector – selects drying time or the Fast Iron
option.
‘FILTER CARE’ Indicator – lights when the filter needs cleaning.
‘EMPTY WATER’ Indicator – lights when the water container is
full.
11
Door and Filter
Opening the door
Pull on handle to open the door.
To restart the dryer, close the door and press the ‘ON’ button.
WARNING!
When the tumble dryer is in use the drum
and door may be VERY HOT.
Filter
IMPORTANT: To maintain the efficiency of the dryer check that
the fluff filter is clean before each drying cycle.
1.
Pull the filter upwards.
2.
Open filter as shown.
3.
Gently remove lint using a soft brush or your fingertips.
4.
Snap the filter together and push back into place.
Filter Care Indicator
Lights when the filter needs cleaning.
If the laundry is not drying check that the filter is not clogged.
12
Water Container
The water removed from the laundry during the drying cycle is
collected in a container at the bottom of the dryer.
When the container is full the ‘EMPTY WATER’ indicator on the
control panel will light, and the container MUST be emptied.
However, we recommend that the container is emptied after
each drying cycle.
NOTE: Very little water will collect during the first few cycles
of a new machine as an internal reservoir is filled first.
To remove the container
1.
Gently pull the bottom of the kickplate so that it unclips
from the dryer. The top section can then be unhinged
allowing the kickplate to be completely removed.
2.
Pull firmly on the handgrip and slide the water container
out of the dryer.
Support the container with both hands. When full, the
water container will weigh about 4kg.
13
3.
Open the lid located on the top of the container and
empty the water.
4.
Refit the lid and slide the water container back into
position. PUSH FIRMLY INTO PLACE.
5.
Refit the kickplate by engaging the hinges at the top and
‘snapping’ the lower clips into place.
Condenser
Important: Always switch off and remove the plug from the
electricity supply before cleaning the condenser.
To maintain the efficiency of the dryer regularly check that the
condenser is clean.
To remove the condenser
14
1.
Remove the kickplate (see page 13).
2.
Turn the two locking levers anti-clockwise and pull out
the condenser.
3.
Pull out the condenser unit.
4.
Gently remove any dust or fluff with a cloth, then wash
the unit by holding it under a running tap turning it so
that water flows between the plates, to remove any dust
or fluff.
5.
Refit the condenser ensuring it is in the correct way (as
indicated by the arrow) and pushed firmly into place. Lock
the two levers by turning them clockwise.
6.
Refit the kickplate.
Operation
Refer to the Drying guide table or the fabric labels to select
the most suitable programme.
●
Open the door and load the drum with laundry. Ensure
that garments do not hinder closure of the door.
●
If drying delicate items press the ‘ACRYLICS/SYNTHETICS’
button to reduce the heat level. Press again on
completion, to select high temperature.
HIGH heat setting
LOW heat setting
●
Turn the ‘DRYING TIME’ Selector until the required drying
time aligns with the dial.
●
The Fast Iron programme provides a conditioning and
anti-crease function. The dryer will heat the load for 8
minutes followed by a 2 minute cool down period and is
especially good for garments which may have been left
for some time prior to ironing, in a linen basket for
example. Garments may also become stiffened when
dried outside on a washing line or inside on radiators. The
Fast Iron process relaxes the creases in the fabric making
ironing quicker and easier.
●
Gently close the door pushing it slowly until you hear the
door ‘click’ shut.
●
Press the ‘ON’ button. The indicator will light and the
drying cycle begins.
●
The load is dried by tumbling in thermostatically
controlled warm air. Cool air is used for the last 15
minutes to reduce creasing and cool the load ready for
handling.
●
When the program is fully completed the drum will stop
rotating and the dial will point to 0.
●
Open the door and remove the load.
●
Clean the filter and empty the water container after every
drying cycle to ensure maximum dryer efficiency.
●
Clean the condenser after approximately every 10 drying
cycles to ensure maximum dryer efficiency.
WARNING!
The drum, door and
load may be very hot.
15
Cleaning and Routine Maintenance
IMPORTANT
Always switch off and
remove the plug from
the electricity supply
before cleaning this
appliance.
For electrical data
refer to the rating
label on the front of
the dryer cabinet
(with the door open).
16
Cleaning the dryer
●
Clean the filter and empty the water container after every
drying cycle.
●
Regularly clean the condenser.
●
After each period of use, wipe the inside of the drum and
leave the door open for a while to allow circulation of air
to dry it.
●
Wipe the outside of the machine and the door with a soft
cloth.
●
DO NOT use abrasive pads or cleaning agents.
●
To prevent the door sticking or the build up of fluff
periodically clean the inner door and gasket with a damp
cloth.
Technical specifications
Drum capacity
115 litres
Maximum load
6 kg
Height
85cm
Width
60cm
Depth
60cm
Energy Label Band
C
Troubleshooting
What might be the cause of...
Defects you can remedy yourself
Before calling GIAS Service for technical advice please run
through the following checklist. A charge will be made if the
machine is found to be working or has been installed
incorrectly or used incorrectly. If the problem persists after
completing the recommended checks, please call the GIAS
Service (tel: 08705 400 600), they may be able to assist you
over the telephone.
Drying time is too long/clothes are not dry
enough…
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
Have you selected the correct drying time/programme?
Were the clothes too wet? Were the clothes thoroughly
wrung or spin-dried?
Does the filter need cleaning?
Does the condenser need cleaning?
Is the dryer overloaded?
Are the inlets, outlets and base of the dryer free from
obstructions?
Has the ‘ACRYLICS/SYNTHETICS’ option been selected
from a previous cycle?
The dryer does not operate…
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
Is there a working electricity supply to the dryer? Check
using another appliance such as a table lamp.
Is the plug properly connected to the mains supply?
Is there a power failure?
Has the fuse blown?
Is the door fully closed?
Is the dryer switched on, both at the mains supply and at
the machine?
Has the drying time or the programme been selected?
Has the machine been switched on again after opening
the door?
Has the dryer stopped operating because the water tray is
full and needs emptying?
The dryer is noisy…
●
Switch off the dryer and contact the GIAS service number
08705 400 600 for advice.
The Filter Care Indicator is on…
●
●
Does the filter need cleaning?
Does the condenser need cleaning?
Empty Water Indicator is on…
●
Does the water container need emptying?
17
Customer Service
Note:
If the supply cord on this appliance is damaged, it must be
replaced by a special cord which is only available from GIAS
Service or an authorised Hoover Dealer.
Should there still be a problem with your dryer after
completing all the recommended checks, please call the
national GIAS Service number for advice. They may be able to
assist you over the telephone or arrange for a suitable
appointment for an engineer to call under the terms of your
guarantee. However, a charge may be made if any of the
following applies to your machine:
●
Is found to be in working order.
●
Has not been installed in accordance with the installation
instructions.
●
Has been used incorrectly.
GIAS Service - Tel: 08705 400 600
Support Service for Eire - Tel: 018301 666
HOOVER Spares
Always use genuine Hoover spares, available direct from GIAS
Service.
Hoover Spares Service
Tel: 01204 556111
GIAS Service
For service and repairs call your local engineer on our national
number.
Phone GIAS on
08705 400 600
Eire-018301 666
18
Your Guarantee
For a period of one year from the date of purchase the
appliance is covered by a guarantee which allows you to call
GIAS Service free of charge.
Remember to send off the guarantee certificate for validation
within 10 days of the date of purchase.
You should retain the receipt issued by the retailer when you
purchased the machine to show to the call out engineer,
should you need to consult one.
If your appliance shows signs of a defect or is not working
properly, before you contact GIAS Service we recommend you
carry out the checks detailed within the Troubleshooting
section.
If the problem with the appliance persists after completing all
the recommended checks, please dial the GIAS Service number.
You will be connected directly to GIAS. It is important you tell
the GIAS advisor your product's model number and serial
number, which you will find on the rating label (16 characters,
beginning with the number 3), found on the front of the
appliance (door area). By doing this, your enquiry will be
responded to more efficiently.
Hoover guarantees all parts of this product for 5 years from
the date of purchase. During that time Hoover will replace or
repair all defective parts free of charge, except for parts
subject to fair wear and tear such as belts. The call out fee and
labour costs are chargeable after the first 12 months. To
qualify for benefits under the guarantee, you must be able to
provide proof of date of purchase and the appliance must
have been installed and used in accordance with the
instructions described in this manual. Consequential losses and
accidental damage to the machine is not covered by the
guarantee.
Hoover cannot be responsible for the results of using this
machine for any purposes other than those described in this
manual.
This guarantee does not affect your statutory or common law
rights.
Note: If repair work has been completed by an unauthorised
engineer the product guarantee may become invalid.
Hoovercare
To maintain your Hoover product in peak condition you may
wish to take out a Hoovercare policy, which for an annual
payment provides a comprehensive maintenance and repair
scheme. For more information please call 08705 400 600.
The Hoovercare scheme is not available in Eire.
19
The manufacturer declines all responsibility in the event of any
printing mistakes in this booklet. The manufacturer also
reserves the right to make appropriate modifications to its
products without changing the essential characteristics.
40001318