5019_106_01386_Dosing_Recomm.qxp:Layout 1 11-05-2010 12:59 Pagina 1 Dosing Aid - before the first use... Check if the water hardness degree "soft" preset in the washing machine matches your regional water hardness. Also check if the dosing amounts recommended on your detergent packs correspond with the preset basic dosing amounts of the washing machine. Adapt the preset water hardness if necessary The water hardness of your washing machine is set to "soft". Check with your regional water supply authorities or by using the test stripe provided with your washing machine, if the hardness of your water is also "soft". Refer to the picture on the right to understand how to interpret results from the stripe test. If your regional water hardness is not "soft", adapt the water hardness setting of the washing machine as follows: 1 Press and hold the buttons marked with and “+” simultaneously for at least 3 seconds. On the display, the symbol for the “soft” water hardness level blinks: = soft = medium = hard % 2 Press the button marked with “+” to select “medium” water hardness: or “hard” water hardness: If you want to reduce the selected water hardness level, press the button marked with "-". 3 Confirm the selected water hardness by pressing the button marked with “Ok”. % Check the preset detergent dosing value and adapt it to your detergents if necessary (Detergent calibration) Important: during this phase do not consider the local water hardness; simply follow the instructions below. There are three different basic dosing values which are preset: • one for programme group Wool/Handwash and Delicates • one for programme Dark • one for all other programmes To check and eventually change the preset detergent dosing value, proceed as follows: 1 First select a programme belonging to the group for which you want to check the preset dosing value. 2 Press the button marked with for at least 3 seconds - the bottle symbol on the display lights up, and the preset detergent dosing value blinks on the display. % Use amount for medium soil level and medium water hardness recommended on your detergent pack. 3 If the dosing amount recommended on your detergent pack (for medium water hard- ness and medium soil level) is a different one, change the dosing value of the washing machine now by pushing the buttons marked with “+” or “-”. % 4 Press button marked with “Ok” to save the set detergent dosing value - the numbers stop blinking, and shortly afterwards the display will go back to the initial state. % Do this for all three programme groups mentioned above; it is sufficient to save a dosing value for ONE programme per group - it will be automatically saved for the other programmes of this group. For example: if you save the dosing value for “Wool/Handwash”, it will be automatically saved for “Delicates”, too. If you want to change the saved dosing values (because you changed the type of detergent you use, for example) …proceed as described above; the previously saved dosing value will be replaced by the new one for the programme group you selected. If you want to reset the dosing values you saved and go back to the default values… …for a certain programme group: …for all programmes: 1 Select any programme belonging to the group you want to reset the do- 1 Select programme “Rinse & Spin”. sing value for. 2 Press the button marked with 2 Press the button marked with bol for at least 3 seconds -" the bottle symand the saved detergent value appear on the display. bol for at least 3 seconds -" the bottle symand “---” appear on the display. 3 Press the “Reset/Drain” button – “rES” shortly appears on the display. % 3 Press the “Reset/Drain” button – “rES” appears on the display Afterwards, the default dosing value appears on the display. 4 Press the button marked with “Ok” to confirm and exit. % 4 Press the button marked with “Ok” to confirm and exit. % 5019_106_01386_Dosing_Recomm.qxp:Layout 1 11-05-2010 12:59 Pagina 2 Dosing Aid - how to use it... Your washing machine is “intelligent”: it will calculate the recommended detergent quantity for the selected programme, depending on the soil level of your laundry and the size of your wash load. It will also adapt the programme duration, water and energy consumption accordingly. 1 Load the laundry, close the door and select the desired programme. 2 Select any options, change temperature and spin speed if you want, adjust the soil level and set a start delay, if desired. 3 Press the “Dosing Aid” button shortly – the light goes on, and the “Dosing Aid” symbol on the display lights up. 4 Press the “Start (Pause)” button. The door locks*. % The recommended detergent dosing value in ml appears on the display: Prewash Main wash % 5 Add the recommended deter- 6 gent quantity to the detergent dispenser now. Press the “Start (Pause)” button again. The washing machine calculates the programme time according to the identified wash load while the display shows an animation. ...and then the wash programme starts automatically. Note that… • you must set any options and the start delay BEFORE you press the “Start (Pause)” button for the first time (before step 4 ). • the durations for programmes with small maximum loads (like Delicates, Wool, Handwash etc., see in separate programme chart) are not updated when you press the “Start (Pause)” button for the 2nd time (step 6 ). • the programme duration can differ from the time which is indicated on the display after the wash load has been identified. It can be influenced also by factors like reduced inlet water temperature, which leads to a longer heating time. While the programme duration is newly calculated, the display shows an animation. * • if you want to add more laundry after you have already pressed the “Start (Pause)” button for the first time (step 4 ), proceed as follows: press the “Reset/Drain” button for at least 2 seconds: the door will unlock after a while, and you can add the laundry. Close the door and just press the “Start (Pause)” button again; the washing machine will repeat the load estimation and display the dosing value accordingly. • if you load the drum with laundry which is already wet, do not use the full amount of detergent the "Dosing Aid" function recommends you, but only 2/3 of the recommended amount. 5019 106 01386 GB 01/10 n Whirlpool is a registered trademark of Whirlpool, USA If you have selected prewash, the display will alternately show the detergent amount for the prewash chamber (marked with “I”) and for the main wash chamber (marked with “II”) of the detergent dispenser: © Copyright Whirlpool Europe s.r.l. 2010. All rights reserved - http://www.whirlpool.eu The washing machine detects the wash load while the display shows an animation; this will last approximately 10 seconds.