Whirlpool FULL ELECTRONIC WASHING MACHINE, AWM 8163/3, AWM 8163/1, AWM 6100 User manual

Whirlpool FULL ELECTRONIC WASHING MACHINE, AWM 8163/3, AWM 8163/1, AWM 6100 User manual
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Dear Consumer
T
his brief guide is for people whose
duty is to ensure the smooth
running of the home.
One of the main chores in any
household is undoubtedly doing the
laundry.
Washing itself is not the most demanding of
jobs: there's the washing machine! But
there's washing...and there's washing, and
then of course the ironing, and putting
everything away, not to mention the fact
that day in, day out, our clothes are the
target for an army of treacherous enemies:
stains!
To cope in style with all of this, you need
experience, and having experience means
knowing the methods, the solutions and why not? - the tricks of the trade.
You'll find all these in this user manual.
Keep it handy and consult it whenever you
find yourself in doubt: golden rules are
made specially to be put into practice every
day!
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OUR SUGGESTIONS FOR....
6
th
READING THE FABRICS LABEL
PREPARING THE LAUNDRY
CHOOSING THE DETERGENT
CHOOSING THE PROGRAMME
REMOVING STAINS
DRYING AND IRONING
INSTRUCTION FOR USE
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th
6 sense
technology
6
th
6
th
Sense intelligent technology always
guarantees perfect results with maximum
efficiency whatever the wash load.
INTELLIGENT
Simply set the fabric selector to the fabric type of the wash load.
6th Sense automatically recognizes the type and size of each load.
PRECISE
6th Sense adapts the programme according to the wash load, and automatically adjusts water intake,
energy comsumption and programme time, to produce perfect results every time.
6th Sense machines can use up to 30% less water and take
up to 50% less time*.
EFFICIENT
6th Sense produces “best in class” washing performance with
“A” Class washing whatever the wash load.
(*) From 5,5 kg. to 1 kg. on normal 60 degrees cotton
cycle.
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fabrics
fabrics
THERE ARE THREE MAIN GROUPS OF FABRICS:
Natural fibres wool and silk or linen, cotton, hemp...
Artificial fibres are obtained from the transformation of a natural
product, cellulose, which is spun to produce textile fibres. This group includes acetate, viscose, rayon and modal, which offer the comfort typical
of natural fibres.
Synthetic fibres include polyester, polyamide, polyurethane, acrylic fibres
and the famous elastan which gives Lycra its stretch.
THE FIRST THING TO DO BEFORE WASHING ANY GARMENT IS TO ....
READ THE LABEL
Washing
Handwash
Machine washable
The degrees shown
inside the tube
symbol indicate the
maximum wash
temperature.
Tumble dry
Hang dry
Drip dry
Dry Flat
Hot
Warm
Cool
P
Dry cleaning
Bleaching
90
CI
May be chlorine
bleached
Drying
Ironing
An
placed against one of these symbols indicates that the treatment is not suitable
for this fabric.
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the laundry
preparing the laundry
ehind good wash results lies proper use of
the washing machine, a good detergent,
the right choice of wash programme... and a
little bit of attention.
B
BEFORE EVERY WASH.....
Remember to empty the pockets of all garments..
Sort the laundry according to fabric type and
colour.
It is generally best to wash any dark or very
brightly coloured garments separately, at least for
the first wash. In any case, never wash them
together with whites.
If a fabric contains a blend of fibres, select the
wash programme for the most delicate fibre; and
if the label is missing? In this case, since
experience may not be enough...treat it gently!
An ideal load includes garments of the same
fabric type and degree of soiling, but of varying
sizes.
For very delicate garments, deselect the spin
cycle before starting the wash.
Ensure the fabric of bras containing wire support
is in good condition. Should the wire become
detached it could damage your machine.
Tie any straps and belts or, better still, put them
into a cotton bag or pillowslip together with
other small items (handkerchiefs etc.).
Mend any torn garments which might fray or tear
further, and sew on any loose buttons.
Do not machine wash garments with paste jewels
or sequins.
For heavily soiled loads, which require more
detergent, or terry towelling, select a programme
with an extra rinse cycle and remember to add
fabric softener to the last rinse.
Remove clothes from the drum as soon as
possible: wet fabrics will begin to smell if left
inside.
Hand-washing is recommended for garments in
cashmere, angora, lambswool and fine silk. Fluffy
garments of any kind should always be washed
inside out.
WEIGHT OF SELECTED GARMENTS
Garment
Bath robe
Bath towel
Terry hand towel
Overall
Blouse
Men's shirt
Men's t-shirt
Men's underpants
Handkerchief
Sheet
Pillow case
Terry quilt cover
Pyjamas
Tea towel
Napkin
Tablecloth
Approx. weight
in grams
1200
800
150-200
400-600
100
200
100
50
20
500-700
200
700-1000
450
100
50-100
400
The weights given refer to cotton or linen
when dry.
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detergents
detergents and additives
hoose the detergent you find most effective
(modern detergents are all designed to give
good wash results while being gentle on
colours and fabrics). Make sure to select
detergent that is designed for use in washing
machines.
C
HELP IN CHOOSING A DETERGENT
The type of detergent depends on:
the type of fabric: cottons, synthetics,
delicates, wool - (use only specific
detergents for wool)
the colour;
the wash temperature;
the degree and type of soiling.
Note:
Whitish residues on dark fabrics are caused by
insoluble compounds used in modern phosphatefree powder detergents.
If this occurs, shake and/or brush the affected
items or use liquid detergents.
DETERGENT DOSAGES
Follow the instructions on the detergent pack
regards to the degree and type of soiling in the
load;
full load-follow the detergent
manufacturer's instructions;
half load-3/4 the amount used
for a full load
minimum load (about 1 kg)-half the
amount used for a full load
Generally, more detergent is required when the
domestic water supply contains a high
concentration of lime (hard water), or for large
and heavily soiled loads. Use less detergent in
soft water areas or for less soiled items.
Ask for information about water hardness in your
area to the water company.
Note:
Too much detergent can result in excess lather,
which reduces the effectiveness of the wash. If
the appliance senses an excessive amount of
foam it may not spin.
Insufficient detergent may result in grey laundry,
deposits on the drum, tub and heater.
The detergent drawer has three separate
compartments for different wash programmes. See
the product information sheet for information
about the compartments.
ADDITIVES
Many detergents on the market today already
contain additives designed to ensure that whites
stay on white and also help remove more
stubborn stains. In certain cases, however, normal
detergents alone is not sufficient and the addition
of the following additives might be necessary:
Perborate: effective at 60° on stains of plant
origin and safe on colours and synthetics (Grass,
sauces, etc.).
Bleach safe for use on cotton: this is more
aggressive than perborate, although gentle
bleaches safe even on coloured garments are now
available.
Bleaching agents for yellowed silk and wool, are
to be used strictly in limited quantities.
Never use bleach, perborate and whiteners
together.
Fabric softener: a good fabric softener added to
the last rinse cycle smoothes the fibres of fabrics,
making ironing easier, and leaves laundry smelling
fresh.
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program
program
Coton
Synthetics
Daily load
Rapid
Plus
RAPID PLUS
Ultra-rapid wash programme for lightly soiled
garments in cotton, polyester, poliamide or
cotton blend. Designed to wash max 2,5 kg at
30°C in 30 minutes.
DELICATES
Delicates
Wool
Hand
wash
COTTON
Normal to heavily soiled bed linen, table linen
and underwear, towels, shirts etc. made of cotton
and linen. Flexibility of selecting temperature
from 20 to 95°C according to colours and soil
level.
SYNTHETICS
Slightly to normally soiled blouses, T-shirts,
overalls etc. made of polyester (Diolen, Trevira),
polyamide (Perlon, Nylon) or cotton blends.
DAILY LOAD
Special programme for washing a mixed load of
normally soiled clothes. It washes a maximum 3 kg
of mixed fabrics at 40°C in only 60 mintes.
Delicate curtains, dresses, skirts, shirts, etc.
WOOL
Special programme for washing wool at 20 to 40
°C with maximum 1000 rpm spin cycle. Only
machine washable woollens with Pure New Wool
label.
HANDWASH
Ultra-delicate low temperature (20/30°C) wash
programme with gentle spin (maximum 400 rpm).
It is suitable for textiles made of linen, silk, wool
and viscose marked as “handwashable”.
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panel
interactive panel
THE CENTRAL SECTION IS INTERACTIVE
Prewash
Wash
Rinse
Select the programme suited to your load
Start
(Pause)
Daily load
Temp °C
Door open
Rinse hold Drain / Spin
Coton
Synthetics
Remaining time
Rapid
Rinse
& spin
Plus
Delicates
Wool
Gentle
spin
Hand
wash
Prewash
h.
Start
delay
Drain
Wash
Rinse
Door open
Rinse hold Drain / Spin
Coton
Synthetics
Start
(Pause)
Daily load
Temp °C
min.
h.
Spin
Remaining time
Rapid
Rinse
& spin
Plus
Delicates
Wool
Gentle
spin
Hand
wash
Prewash
h.
Start
delay
Drain
Wash
Rinse
Door open
Rinse hold Drain / Spin
Coton
Synthetics
Start
(Pause)
Daily load
Temp °C
min.
h.
Spin
Remaining time
Rapid
Rinse
& spin
Plus
Delicates
Gentle
spin
Hand
wash
min.
h.
You can use the two buttons to raise or
lower the recommended wash temperature. The
display will indicate the programme duration,
which depends on the temperature selected.
Start
delay
Drain
TEMPERATURE
Temp °C
R
Remaining time
min.
h.
Start
delay
h.
Spin
Wool
h.
The wash temperature, the selected programme
and the programme duration are displayed on
the panel.
Wash temperature indicator.
START DELAY
This lets you programme the machine to switch on later, for example during
the night when there is an off-peak tariff for electricity.
Simply press the button once for every hour of delay until the time the programme is to start.
During this period the “start delay” indicator lamp will blink. Press the button again to reduce the delayed start time.
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options
options
aving selected the wash programme, you can then choose one or more of the following
functions:
H
Easy Ironing
This option can be selected with the "Cotton" and "Synthetic" programmes
for easier ironing. The amount of wash water is increased and clothes are
spun more gently.
Easy
Ironing
g
W
Eco
Pre In
Wash
Intensive
Rinse
ve Rinse V
Hold
0
Variable
Spin
Eco
The wash time is extended and the water temperature is reduced.
This option gives energy savings (up to 30%)* while still ensuring excellent
wash results.
Prewash
Recommended for heavily soiled laundry only (for example sand, stubborn
dirt). Programmes with prewash last approximately 15 minutes longer.
Intensive Rinse
The cycle is extended to ensure laundry will be rinsed more thoroughly.
This option is recommended especially in areas with very soft water, and for
infants' and allergy sufferers' clothing.
Rinse Hold
The laundry remains in the last rinse water without being spun, to avoid
creasing. Especially suitable for the "Synthetic" or "Delicate" programmes, if
the laundry is not to be spun immediately.
Variable Spin
Every programme has an automatic predefined maximum spin speed. Press
this option to set another spin speed.
* (Compared to a standard wash programme).
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stain removal
stain pre-treatment
ear in mind that every fabric reacts differently: if you have to remove stains from a new or
delicate garment, test the stain remover first on a hidden part of the material.
If you cannot remove the stain immediately, dab with a cloth, then rinse the back of the fabric
with cold or lukewarm water (for water-based stains) and dab thoroughly (for oily or greasy stains)
to avoid it penetrating deep into the fabric. Treat with stain remover as soon as possible.
B
A
ADHESIVE
Apply nail polish remover, wash as normal. Do
not use on acetate or triacetate fabrics.
warm soapy water and rinse with cold water.
Wash using an enzyme detergent.
COFFEE
Wash using an enzyme detergent containing
hydrogen peroxide*.
COOKING OILS
Soak stain in detergent for 1 hour. Wash at the
maximum temperature recommended for the
fabric.
BEER
Sponge with wine vinegar and warm water, rinse,
wash using an enzyme detergent containing
bleach.
EGG
Soak in an enzyme detergent for two hours, then
wash as normal.
BLOOD
Soak as soon as possible in cold, salty water,
wash using an enzyme detergent. Next soak in a
liquid bleach solution for 30 minutes. For driedin stains, soak in bicarbonate of soda solution.
FRUIT STAINS and FRUIT JUICES
Rinse immediately in cold water then wash using
an enzyme detergent. If stains are dried-in,
loosen with a solution of equal parts glycerin &
warm water.
CANDLE WAX
Peel off any surface wax. Sandwich the fabric
between blotting paper.
Iron over the mark to melt out any remaining
wax. Dab with a grease solvent to remove traces.
GLUE
Scrape off excess with a blunt knife, dampen
with cold water and then wash as normal.
CHEWING GUM
Harden gum by placing garment in freezer for an
hour. Scrape gum off. Use a grease solvent to
remove final traces. Let solvent dry before
washing!
CHOCOLATE
Scrape off surface chocolate, sponge stain with
GLUE (Super/Epoxy Resins)
Use a pre-treat solvent to treat stained area,
apply paint thinner to stained area; let solvent
dry before washing! Soak garment for 30
minutes.
GRASS
Rinse with warm soapy water. If stains persist,
soak the stain in a solution of equal parts
glycerin and warm water.
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GRAVY
Soak in a solution of biological washing powder
and wash as normal.
GREASE
Treat heavy stains with a grease solvent. Let
solvent dry before washing. Wash the clothes.
Soak the stain in a cool washing solution with
an enzyme detergent.
GUM
Scrape off excess stain, soak garment for 10
minutes in the hottest water safe for fabric with
1/2 cup of baking soda.
ICE CREAM
Soak stain in an enzyme liquid detergent.
LIPSTICK
Place stain face down on folded kitchen paper,
sponge with dry-cleaning solvent. Let solvent
dry before washing.
MAKE-UP
Pre-treat stains by applying a liquid detergent,
soak in a weak solution of bicarbonate of soda
(5ml to 500 ml water). Rinse well and wash as
normal.
MUD
Scrape or brush the surface mud off, wash the
item with the recommended heavy soiling dosage
of an enzyme detergent.
NAIL POLISH
Work from the back of the fabric (unsuitable for
acetate or triacetate fabrics) behind the stain,
applying a little non-oily nail polish remover.
PAINT (Water Based)
Rinse garment in warm water to dilute stain,
pre-treat with a detergent solution, and soak for
30 minutes.
PERFUME
Pre-treat with a spot stain remover, pre-treat
with a detergent.
RUST
Rub lemon juice and salt into the stain, soak for
one hour. Wash in an enzyme detergent
containing bleach. If the stain persists, treat
with a specialized rust remover product.
SHOE POLISH (Paste)
Remove excess stain with blunt knife, pre-treat
with a spot stain remover, rinse in warm water to
dilute the stain, soak stain in a liquid detergent.
TEA
Wash in an enzyme powder detergent containing
bleach.
For white fabrics only, dab with liquid bleach.
TOMATO SAUCE
Make up a solution of warm water and glycerin
(50/50), soak garment for an hour, wash in an
enzyme detergent.
TOOTH PASTE
Remove excess stain with blunt knife and rinse
in warm water. Pre-treat with detergent.
URINE
Rinse in cold water and wash immediately. Soak
dried stains in an enzyme detergent solution. For
white fabrics, soak in liquid bleach.
WINE
Cover the stain with salt, allow salt to absorb
the wine for about 30 minutes. Sponge the stain
with a warm solution of bleach containing an
enzyme detergent, rinse with cold water.
*Hydrogen peroxide: liquid bleach (not chlorine
bleach).
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drying
perfect drying
nce the washing machine has finished the
wash programme, it is time to hang out
the washing. Observe these simple rules for
best results:
O
Hang trousers and pleated skirts from the waist,
but dry woollen sweaters flat on a towel since
they tend to lose their shape.
Once dry, fold the washing carefully and put it
away, ready for ironing.
Since the sun tends to bleach colours, hang
whites out in full sunshine (if you want a bleaching effect) and coloureds in the shade.
If you hang washing up to dry in the house,
avoid placing delicate garments near heat sources.
If the clothes line or airer is rusty, place a cloth
between the line and the garment.
To avoid staining, separate garments with
colours for they are likely to run.
Open items out fully when hanging out, as they
will be easier to iron later.
Do not place clothes pegs on visible parts as
they can leave marks.
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drying
perfect drying
hirlpool’s new tumble dryers not only have stunning good looks that match with your
washing machine, they always guarantee perfect drying results.
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ironing
perfect ironing
I
first of all, the iron:dry or steam?
Although dry irons are generally better in
terms of end results, steam irons are
undoubtedly easier to use, since there is no
need to moisten the fabric and this saves time.
Ironing is considerably easier on a proper
ironing board complete with sleeve-board. A
sturdy, well-padded ironing board, positioned
so as to leave plenty of space all around, is far
preferable to the kitchen table. Lastly, you will
need a water spray, two cloths of different
thicknesses, spray starch and clothes hangers.
To iron correctly, first press garments with the
iron (without leaning hard!) to give shape, then
smooth with a "backwards and forwards"
movement. As a rule, start from the seams, then
do the tucks or pleats, then the sleeves and
collar, leaving the flat areas until last.
FOR IRONING TOO, CARE LABELS
GIVE CLEAR INSTRUCTIONS.
HOW TO IRON THE MOST COMMON
GARMENTS
Shirts: start with the collar, then the sleeves,
cuffs and yoke (fitting the shoulder around the
end of the board). Take care not to catch the tip
of the iron in button holes. Button the shirt and
iron the front again, then fold and give a final
press.
Follow the same procedure for blouses, but hang
them on clothes hangers instead of folding.
Pleated skirts: flatten down the pleats and iron
them on the reverse side, turning the skirt around
over the end of the board.
Trousers: bring together any tucks or pleats;
using a cloth, iron one leg at a time. Place the
legs one on top of the other and iron the outside
of each one, pressing firmly.
Jackets: start with the sleeves, then the back,
the front and last of all the collar. Use a damp
cloth.
Sheets and curtains: these are easier ironed if
folded carefully beforehand, at least once, to reduce the width.
Always read the label, and in its absence, observe
these rules:
Ecological Paper
Cotton and linen: iron while damp using a hot
iron
Wool: use steam, or place a damp cloth between
the garment and a dry iron;
Silk: iron damp and on the reverse side using a
cool iron or else place a sheet of tissue paper
between the fabric and the iron.
Synthetics: if they need ironing, dry-iron on the
reverse side using a cool setting.
Velvet: always iron on the reverse side.
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INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
BEFORE USING THE WASHING MACHINE
PRECAUTIONS AND GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
DESCRIPTION OF THE WASHING MACHINE
DOOR
CHILD SAFETY (IF AVAILABLE)
BEFORE THE FIRST WASH CYCLE
PREPARING THE WASH
DETERGENTS AND ADDITIVES
REMOVING THE FILTER
DRAINING RESIDUAL WATER
CARE AND MAINTENANCE
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
AFTER-SALES SERVICE
TRANSPORT/HANDLING
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
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BEFORE USING THE WASHING MACHINE
1.Remove the packaging and check
6.Electrical connections
• After unpacking, make sure that the washing
machine is undamaged. If in doubt, do not use
the washing machine. Contact After-Sales
Service or your local retailer
• Check that the accessories and supplied parts are
all present
• Keep the packing material (plastic bags,
polystyrene parts, etc.) out of reach of children,
as they are potentially dangerous
• Electrical connections must be carried out by a
qualified technician in compliance with the
manufacturer’s instructions and local safety
regulations
• Data concerning voltage, consumption and fuses
are located on the inside of the appliance door
• The appliance must be connected to the mains
exclusively by means of a socket with an earth
connection in accordance with established
regulations. The washing machine must be
earthed by law. The manufacturer declines all
liability for damage to property or injury to
persons or animals due to non-compliance with
the directions given above
• Do not use extension leads or multi sockets
• Before any maintenance on the washing
machine disconnect it from the mains supply
• Access to the mains plug or to disconnection
from mains supply via a double-pole switch must
be ensured at all times following the installation
• Do not operate the washing machine if it has
been damaged during transport. Inform the
After-Sales Service
• Mains cable replacement is only to be carried out
by After-Sales Service
• The washing machine must only be used in the
household for the prescribed uses
2.Remove the transport bolts
• The washing machine is fitted with a transport
bolts to avoid any possible damage to the
interior during transport. Before using the
washing machine, it is imperative that the
transport bolts are removed
3.Install the washing machine
• Remove the protective foil from the control
panel
• Move the appliance without lifting it by the
worktop
• Install the appliance on a solid and level floor
surface, preferably in a corner of the room
• Make sure that all four feet are resting firmly on
the floor and check that the appliance is
perfectly level (use a spirit level)
4.Water inlet
Minimum housing dimensions:
• Connect the water supply inlet hose in
accordance with regulations of your local water
company
• Water inlet:
Cold water only
• Tap:
3/4” threaded hose connection
• Water Pressure
(flow pressure): 100-1000 kPa (1-10 bar)
Width:
Height:
Depth:
5.Drain hose
• Connect the drain hose to the siphon or hook it
over the edge of a sink by means of the “U” bend
supplied
• If the washing machine is connected to a built-in
pumping out system, ensure that the latter is
equipped with a vent to avoid simultaneous
loading and draining of water (siphoning effect)
600 mm
825 mm
600 mm
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PRECAUTIONS AND GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS
1.Packaging
3.General recommendations
• The packaging is 100% recyclable and is marked
with the
recycling symbol. Adhere to
current local regulations when disposing of
packaging material
• Do not leave the washing machine connected
when not in use
• Turn off the tap
• Before any cleaning and maintenance switch off
the machine or disconnect it from the mains
• Clean the outside of the washing machine with a
damp cloth. Do not use abrasive detergents
• Never open the door forcibly or use it as a step
• Children must not be allowed to play with the
washing machine or to climb into the drum (see
also the following page chapter “Child Safety”)
• If necessary, the power cable may be replaced
with an identical one obtained from our AfterSales Service. The power cable must only be
replaced by a qualified technician
2.Disposing of packaging and old washing
machines
• The washing machine is built from reusable
materials. It must be disposed of in compliance
with current local waste disposal regulations
• Before scrapping, remove all detergent residues
and cut off the power cable so that the washing
machine is made unusable
4.EC Declaration of Conformity
• This appliance complies with the EC Directives:
73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive
89/336/EEC EMC Directive
93/68/EEC CE Marking Directive
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DESCRIPTION OF THE WASHING MACHINE
1. Worktop
2. Control panel
3. Detergent dispenser
4. After-Service sticker
(inside door)
5. Door
6. Child safety (inside door, if
available)
7. Filter (inside compartment door)
8. Plinth
9. Adjustable feet
1
3
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
DOOR
To open the single glass door hold the door handle, press the inside
handle and pull the door up. Close the door with light force, it will lock
home audibly.
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CHILD SAFETY (IF AVAILABLE)
To secure the appliance against improper use turn the
plastic screw on the interior of the door. To do this, use
the thick rounded corner of the coloured insert from the
detergent dispenser or a coin:
• Slot vertical: the door will not lock
• Slot horizontal: the door can be locked again
BEFORE THE FIRST WASH CYCLE
To remove any residual water used in testing by the manufacturer, we recommend that you carry out a
short wash cycle without laundry.
1. Turn on the tap.
2. Close the door.
3. Pour a little detergent (about 30 ml) into the detergent compartment
.
4. Select and start a short programme (see quick reference guide).
PREPARING THE WASH
1.Sort the laundry according to...
Stain removal
• Type of fabric / care label symbol
Cottons, mixed fibres, easy care/synthetics,
wool, handwashed items
• Colour
Separate coloured and white items. Wash new
coloured articles separately
• Size
Laundry items of different sizes distribute
themselves better in the drum and optimise the
washing and spinning action
• Delicates
Wash small items (e.g. nylon stockings, belts
etc.) and items with hooks (e.g. bras) in a
washbag or pillow case with a zip fastener.
Always remove curtain glides or wash curtains
with the glides inside a cotton bag
• Blood, milk, eggs etc. are generally removed by
the automatic enzyme phase of the programme
• To remove red wine, coffee, tea, grass and fruit
stains etc. add a stain remover to the detergent
dispenser
chamber
• Pre-treat heavily-soiled areas with stain remover
if necessary
2.Empty all pockets
Coins, safety pins etc. can damage the laundry,
drum and tub
3.Closures
Close zips and hooks and eyes; Tie loose belts or
straps together
Dyeing
• Only use dyes that are suitable for washing machines
• Follow the manufacturer’s instructions
• Plastic and rubber parts of the washing machine
can be stained by dyes
Loading the laundry
1. Open the door.
2. Unfold the laundry and place it loosely in the
drum. Observe the load sizes given in the Quick
Reference Guide.
Note: overloading the machine will result in
unsatisfactory washing results and creased laundry.
3. Close the door.
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DETERGENTS AND ADDITIVES
The choice of detergent depends on:
Dosage
• type of fabric (cottons, easy care/synthetics,
delicate items, wool).
Note: Use only specific detergents for washing
wool
• colour
• the wash temperature
• degree and type of soiling
Remarks:
Whitish residues on dark fabrics are caused by
insoluble compounds used in modern phosphatefree powder detergents. If this occurs, shake or
brush out the fabric or use liquid detergents.
Use only detergents and additives specifically
produced for domestic washing machines.
When using descaling agents, dyes or bleaches for
the pre-wash, make sure that they are suitable for
use in domestic washing machines. Descaler could
contain components which can attack parts of your
washing machine.
Do not use any solvents (e.g. turpentine, benzine).
Do not wash fabrics in the machine which have
been treated with solvents or flammable liquids.
Follow the dosage recommendations on the
detergent pack. They depend on:
• degree and type of soiling
• size of wash
full load follow the detergent manufacturer’s
instructions;
half load: 3/4 the amount used for a full load;
Minimum load (about 1 kg):
1/2 the amount used for a full load
• water hardness in your area (request information
from the water company). Soft water requires
less detergent than hard water (refer to water
hardness table)
Notes:
Too much detergent can result in excess foam
formation.
The cleaning effect deteriorates.
If the washing machine detects too much foam, it
may prevent spinning.
Insufficient detergent may result in grey laundry in
time and also calcifies the heating system, drum and
hoses.
A
Water hardness chart
German
French
English
°dH
°fH
°eH
1
0-7
0-12
0-9
soft
2
7-14
12-25
9-17
medium
hard
3
14-21
25-37
17-26
very hard
4
over 21
over 37
over 26
If the machine has a three chamber detergent dispenser, you can set the water hardness level of your
household supply (1 to 4) by means of the coloured “pointer” (A). To do this, move the slider on the
bottom of the dispenser to the desired position.
Water hardness
Characteristics
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Pouring in the detergents and additives
The dispenser will have three (models “B1” or “B2”) or four (model
“A”) chambers depending on model.
Chamber
• Detergent for the prewash
Chamber
• Detergent for the main wash
• Stain remover
• Water softener (water hardness 4)
When using liquid detergent, remove the coloured insert from the
detergent container and insert it in the first gap in
chamber
. The scale on the insert makes dosing easier.
A
Chamber
• Fabric Softener
• Liquid starch
Only pour additives in up to the “Max” mark.
B1
Chamber
• Chlorine bleach
No more than to the “Max” mark (four chambers model “A”)
B2
B2
Notes:
• Keep detergents and additives in a safe, dry place out of the reach of children.
• Liquid detergents can be used for programmes with prewash. In this case only measure in a powder
detergent for the main wash.
• To prevent dispensing problems when using highly concentrated powder and liquid detergents, use
the special detergent ball or bag supplied with the detergent and place it directly inside the drum.
• When using descaling agents, bleaches or dyes, make sure that they are suitable for washing
machines. Descalers could contain components that can attack parts of your washing machine.
• Do not use any solvents in the washing machine (e. g. turpentine, benzine).
• If you use starch powder, proceed as follows:
1. Wash your laundry using the desired wash programme.
2. Then stir the starch in with water in a beaker.
3. Select the “Rinse and Spin” programme, reduce the speed to ca. 800 rpm and start the programme.
4. Pull out the detergent drawer until you can see about 3 cm of chamber
5. Pour the starch solution into chamber
.
while the water is running into the detergent drawer.
6. If there are starch residues in the detergent drawer when the programme has finished, clean it if
necessary (see “Cleaning and Maintenance”).
Take note also of the starch manufacturer's information.
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REMOVING THE FILTER
We recommend that you check and clean the filter
regularly, at least two or three times a year.
Especially:
• When the appliance does not drain or spin properly
• If the pump is blocked by a foreign body (e.g. buttons,
coins or safety pins)
IMPORTANT: make sure the water has had time to
cool before draining the appliance.
1. Switch off the appliance and unplug it.
2. Open the filter cover. Open the filter cover with the
help of the coloured insert from the detergent
container.
3. Place a container beneath it.
4. Open the filter but do not withdraw it completely.
Slowly turn the handle anticlockwise until the water
drains out.
5. Wait until all the water has drained off.
6. Now unscrew the filter completely and remove it.
7. Clean the filter and the filter chamber.
8. Check that the pump rotor moves freely.
9. Insert the filter with the guide pin upwards and screw
it in clockwise to the stop (handle horizontal).
10. Pour about 1 litre of water into the detergent drawer
to reactivate the Eco system. Check that the foreign
body trap is seated properly and tightly in place.
11. Fold the cover up and lock it.
12. Reinsert the plug in the socket.
13. Select a programme and start it.
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DRAINING RESIDUAL WATER
Before emptying the residual water, switch the appliance off and unplug it from the
mains socket.
Open the cover to the foreign body trap. Open the filter cover with the help of the
coloured insert from the detergent container. Place a container beneath it.
1. Open the filter but do not withdraw it completely. Slowly turn the handle anticlockwise until the
water drains out.
2. Wait until all the water has drained off.
3. Now unscrew the filter completely and remove it.
4. Tilt the appliance forwards carefully to allow the water to flow out.
5. Insert the filter with the guide pin upwards and screw it in clockwise to the stop (handle horizontal).
6. Fold the cover up and lock it.
Before using the washing machine again:
1. Pour approx. 1 litre of water into the detergent drawer to reactivate the Eco system.
2. Reinsert the plug in the socket.
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CARE AND MAINTENANCE
Appliance exterior and control panel
Door seal
• Can be washed down with a soft, damp cloth
• Clean with a damp cloth when necessary
• A little neutral cleaner (not abrasive) can be
used
• Check the seal folds for foreign bodies
periodically
• Dry with a soft cloth
Filter
• We recommend that you check and clean the
filter regularly, at least two or three times a year
(see “Removing The Filter”).
Detergent dispenser
1. Press the release lever in the prewash compartment downward
and remove the drawer.
2. Remove the insert (model “A” and “B1”) or siphon (model
“B2”) from the softener compartment.
Remove the insert for liquid detergents.
For model “A” only remove also the siphon from the chlorine
bleach compartment.
3. Wash all the parts under running water.
A
A
4. Replace the parts and refit the detergent dispenser. Insert the
detergent dispenser in the washing machine.
B1
B2
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Mesh Filter in the Water Connection
Check and clean regularly.
For washing machines with a straight inlet hose
1. Turn off the tap and unscrew the water inlet hose from the tap.
2. Clean the internal mesh filter and screw the water inlet hose
back onto the tap.
3. Now unscrew the inlet hose on the rear of the washing machine.
4. Pull off the mesh filter from the washing machine connection
with universal pliers and clean it.
5. Refit the mesh filter and screw the inlet hose on again.
6. Turn on the tap and ensure that the connections are completely
water-tight.
For washing machines with Water Stop hose
1. Turn off the tap and unscrew the Water Stop hose from the tap.
2. Clean the internal mesh filter and screw the water inlet hose
back onto the tap.
3. Turn on the tap and ensure that the connection is completely
water-tight.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
Depending on the model, your washing machine is
equipped with various automatic safety functions.
This enables faults to be detected in good time and
the safety system can react appropriately.
These faults are frequently so minor that they can
be solved within a few minutes.
The appliance will not start, no lamp lights
up.
Check whether:
• the mains plug is inserted into the socket;
• the wall socket is functioning correctly
(use a table lamp or similar);
• a programme is selected correctly;
• the “On/Off” button (depending on model) has
been pressed.
The appliance will not start, but...(varies
depending on model)
...the “Start/Pause” lamp is flashing.
Check whether:
• the appliance door is properly closed
(child safety);
• the programme has been changed;
• the water tap is open. If not, open the tap and
press the “Start/Pause” button.
...the “On/Off” lamp is on.
• “Start/Pause” lamp is flashing. Press “Start/
Pause” button;
• the “Rinse Hold” button is pushed, terminate
this option by pressing the button again;
• “On/Off” lamp is off. Press “On/Off” button;
• the washing machine safety system has been
activated (see fault description table).
Detergent and additive product residues in
dispenser at end of wash.
Check whether:
• the siphon is correctly installed and clean
(see “Care and Maintenance”);
• enough water is being supplied. The mesh filters
between the inlet hose and the tap could be
blocked (see “Care and Maintenance”). Check
and clean the filter two or three times a year
(see “Removing the filter”).
The appliance vibrates during the spin
cycle.
Check whether:
• the appliance is levelled and solidly installed on
all four feet (see “Installation Guide”);
• the transit bolts have been removed. The transit
bolts must be removed before the appliance can
be used (see “Installation Guide”).
Final spin results are poor:
Check whether:
• the appliance door is properly closed
(child safety);
• a programme has been selected and the
programme is started;
• the water tap is open. If not, open the tap and
switch the appliance first off, then on.
The appliance stops during the programme
(varies depending on model).
Check whether:
• the “Rinse Hold” lamp is on, terminate this
option by pressing the button again;
• another programme has been selected.
Reselect the desired programme and press the
“Start/Pause” button;
The appliance has an imbalance detection and
correction system. If individual heavy articles are
loaded (bathmat, bathrobe, etc.) this system may
reduce the spin speed automatically to protect the
appliance or even interrupt the spin cycle altogether, if
the imbalance is too high even after several spin starts.
• If the laundry is still too wet at the end of the
cycle, add smaller articles of laundry to balance
the load and repeat the spin cycle.
• Excessive foam formation may prevent spinning.
Ensure correct amount of detergent is used
No water or insufficient water supply:
• the appliance has a safety hose and the safety
valve has opened (red indicator in the safety
valve inspector window).
In this case replace it with a new safety hose.
What should I do when the automatic safety system detects a malfunction? (varies
depending on model)
The programme is interrupted and various indicators (if available) point to the source of the fault.
Fault description table
Small lamp lights up
Digital display
Fault description
“Water tap”
“FH”
“Water inlet fault”
-
“FP”
“Draining fault”
-
from “F4” to “F15”
“Electrical components fault”
“Water Stop”
“FA”
“Water Stop fault”
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a. Water inlet fault (no or insufficient water supply)
For models with a fault display, the “Water tap”
indicator is on or the display alternately shows
“FH”. Switch off the appliance by turning the
programme selector to the “ ” position and
unplug it.
For models with no fault display, the washing
machine stops in the appropriate step. Switch off
the appliance and unplug it.
Check whether:
• the water tap is completely open, and the water
supply pressure is sufficient;
• the water inlet hose is kinked;
• the mesh filters are blocked (see “Care and
Maintenance” / “Water Hose Mesh Filters”);
• the water inlet hose is frozen.
Reconnect the appliance to the electrical supply.
For models with a fault display, reselect the
desired programme and press the “Start/Pause”
button again to continue with the programme (do
not add detergent for this programme).
For models without a fault display continue the
programme by pressing the “On/Off” button again
(do not add detergent for this programme).
If the fault re-occurs, contact After-Sales Service
(see “After-Sales Service”).
b. Draining out fault
For models with a fault display, depending on the
model, the display shows statically or alternately
“FP”. Switch off the appliance by turning the
programme selector to the “ ” position and
unplug it.
For models with no fault display, the washing
machine stops in the appropriate step. Switch off
the appliance and unplug it.
Check whether:
• the drain hose is kinked (see “Installation
Guide”);
• the pump / filter are blocked (see “Removing the
Filter / Draining Residual Water”);
IMPORTANT: before draining, allow the wash water
to cool down.
• the drain hose is frozen.
Connect the appliance to the electrical supply.
For models with a fault display reselect the desired
programme and press the “Start/Pause” button
again to continue with the programme (do not add
detergent for this programme).
For models without a fault display continue the
programme by pressing the “On/Off” button again
(do not add detergent for this programme).
If the fault re-occurs, contact After-Sales Service
(see “After-Sales Service”).
c. Electrical module fault
For models with a fault display “F4” to “F15” are
displayed and some or all Spin Speed Selection
LEDs are flashing. Switch off the appliance. Select
a programme and press the “Start/Pause” button
once again. The programme will continue.
For models without a fault display the washing
machine stops in the appropriate step. Switch the
appliance first off, then on. The programme will
continue.
If the fault re-occurs, contact After Sales Service
(See “After-Sales Service”).
d. Water Stop fault (if available)
The “Water Stop” may have been triggered by:
1. too much foam.
2. a leak in the inlet hose or in the appliance.
In this case the pump is switched on
automatically in order to pump the water out.
For models with a fault display the light of the
“Water Stop” indication is on. The display shows
“FA” or alternately “F” and “A” and the pump is
running. Switch off the appliance by turning the
programme selector to the “ ” position, unplug
the appliance and make sure that the water tap is
closed.
For models without a fault display the washing
machine stops in the appropriate step. Switch off
the appliance, , unplug the appliance and make
sure that the water tap is closed.
Tilt the appliance forwards carefully to allow the
collected water to flow out.
Then:
1. plug in the appliance,
2. turn the water tap on (if water immediately
flows into the appliance again, without the
appliance being started, close water supply and
call After-Sales Service).
For models with a fault display reselect the desired
programme and press the “Start/Pause” button
again to continue with the programme (do not add
detergent for this programme).
For models without a fault display continue the
programme by pressing the “On/Off” button again
(do not add detergent for this programme).
If the fault re-occurs, contact After-Sales Service
(see “After-Sales Service”).
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AFTER-SALES SERVICE
Before contacting After-Sales Service:
1.Try to remedy the problem yourself (see
“Troubleshooting Guide”).
2.Restart the programme to check whether the
problem has solved itself.
3.If the washing machine continues to function
incorrectly, call After-Sales Service.
Specify:
• The nature of the problem.
• The washing machine model.
• The service code (number after the word
SERVICE).
The After-Sales Service sticker is on the inside
of the door.
• Your full address.
• Your telephone number and area code.
After-Sales Service numbers and addresses can
be found in the guarantee booklet or contact the
dealer.
TRANSPORT/HANDLING
Never lift the appliance by the worktop when transporting.
1. Pull out the power plug.
2. Turn off the tap.
3. Remove the water supply and drain hose.
4. Drain residual water from the appliance and hoses (see “Removing The Filter”/”Draining Residual
Water”).
5. Fit the transit bolts (obligatory)
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
For Great Britain only
Warning - this appliance must be earthed
Fuse replacement
If the mains lead of this appliance is fitted with a
BS 1363A 13amp fused plug, to change a fuse in this type
of plug use an A.S.T.A. approved fuse to BS 1362 type and
proceed as follows:
1. Remove the fuse cover (A) and fuse (B).
2. Fit replacement 13A fuse into fuse cover.
3. Refit both into plug.
Important:
The fuse cover must be refitted when changing a fuse and
if the fuse cover is lost the plug must not be used until a
correct replacement is fitted.
Correct replacement are identified by the colour insert or
the colour embossed in words on the base of the plug.
Replacement fuse covers are available from your local
electrical store.
For the Republic of Ireland only
The information given in respect of Great Britain will
frequently apply, but a third type of plug and socket is
also used, the 2-pin, side earth type.
Socket outlet / plug (valid for both countries)
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket outlet,
Please contact Whirlpool Service for further instruction.
Please do not attempt to change plug yourself. This
procedure needs to be carried out by a qualified Whirlpool
technician in compliance with the manufactures
instructions and current standard safety regulations.
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