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1.Removing the packaging and inspection
• 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.
• Keep the packaging materials (plastic bags,
polystyrene parts, etc.) out of reach of children,
as they are potentially dangerous.
• Connect the drain hose to the siphon or hook it
over the edge of a sink with the “U” bend
(see “Installation/Connect the water drain hose”).
• If the washing machine is connected to a built-in
drainage system, ensure the latter is equipped with
a vent to avoid simultaneous loading and draining
of water (siphoning effect).
2.Remove the transit bolts
6.Electrical connection
• The appliance is fitted with transit bolts to
prevent internal damage during transport.
Before using the washing machine, you must
remove the transit bolts (see “Installation/
Remove the transit bolts”).
• Electrical connections must be carried out by a
qualified technician in compliance with the
manufacturer’s instructions and current standard
safety regulations.
• Voltage information, power consumption and
electrical protection data are supplied on the
inside of the filter cover.
• The appliance must be connected exclusively by
means of a socket with an earth connection in
accordance with current regulations. The
appliance must be earthed by law. The
manufacturer declines all liability for damage to
persons or property deriving directly or
indirectly from failure to observe the directions.
• Do not use extension leads or multi sockets.
• Before any maintenance on the washing
machine disconnect it from the mains supply.
• After installation, access to the mains plug or
disconnection from the mains supply must be
ensured at all times via a double-pole switch.
• 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 appliance must only be used in the
household for the prescribed uses.
3.Install the washing machine
• Move the machine without carrying it by the
• Install the appliance on a solid and level floor
surface, preferably in a corner of the room.
• Make sure that all four feet are stable and resting
on the floor and then check that the appliance is
perfectly level using a spirit level (see Installation/
Adjust the feet”).
4.Water supply
• Connect the water supply inlet hose in
accordance with the regulations of your local
water company (see “Installation/Connect the
water inlet hose”).
Cold water only
• Water supply:
3/4” threaded hose
• Tap:
0.05-1.00 MPa
• Pressure:
(0.5-10 bar).
Minimum housing dimensions:
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590 mm
845 mm
395 mm
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This initial cycle without laundry serves to eliminate any water remaining after your appliance was
tested at the factory.
1.Open the tap.
2.Close the door.
into the detergent dispenser.
3.Pour a small amount of detergent (about 30 ml)
4.Select a short programme (see programme chart).
5.Press “On/Off” button
4.Child safety
• The packing material is recyclable as indicated by
the recycling symbol
. Adhere to local
regulations when disposing of packaging material.
• Children must not be allowed to play with the
washing machine.
2.Energy saving tips
• When the appliance is not in use unplug it and
turn off the tap.
• Before cleaning or carrying out maintenance
switch off the washing machine and disconnect
it from the mains supply.
• To clean the outside of the washing machine,
use a neutral detergent and a damp cloth.
• Do not use abrasive detergents.
• Do not attempt to force the door open.
• 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.
• Achieve the best use of energy, water, detergent and
time by using the recommended maximum load size.
• Do not exceed manufacturers’ recommended
dosages as shown on the detergent package.
• The Eco Flap - a special system in the outlet will prevent detergent loss from the drum to
avoid detergent loss into the environment.
• Use “Prewash” for heavily soiled laundry only!
Save detergent, time, water and energy
consumption by not selecting “Prewash” for slight
to normally soiled laundry. You save on water,
energy and time as a result.
• Pretreat stains with stain remover or soak dried in
stains in water before washing to reduce the
necessity of a hot wash program.
• Save energy by using a 60° C instead of a 90° C
wash programme or a 40° C instead of a 60° C
wash programme.
• Save energy and time by selecting a high spin
speed to reduce the water content in laundry
before using a drying programme (for machines
with adjustable spin speed).
5.General recommendations
6.EC Declaration of Conformity
• This washing machine has been designed,
constructed and distributed in compliance with
the safety requirements of EC Directives:
73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive
89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility
93/68/EEC CE Marking Directive
3.Disposing of packaging and old appliances
• The washing machine is built from reusable
materials. Dispose of the appliance in
conformity with environmental regulations.
• Before scrapping, cut off the power cable so that the
washing machine cannot be connected to the mains.
• Remove detergent from compartment if you
intend scrapping your appliance.
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2.Control panel
3.Detergent dispenser
5.Door handle
• To open the door press the
button inside the handle and
• Close the door by pushing it
firmly (the lock will click into
6.Filter (behind cover)
7.After-Sales Service sticker
(inside door)
8.Adjustable feet
9.Technical specifications sticker
(inside cover)
An electrical device prevents the door from opening while the appliance is in operation.
When the washing cycle ends, wait 2 minutes for the door to unlock.
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Sort the laundry
Stain removal
1.Sort the laundry according to…
• Type of fabric / care label symbol
Cottons, mixed fibres, easy care/synthetics,
wool, handwashed items.
• Colour
Separate whites and coloured items. Wash new
coloured articles separately.
• Size
Wash items of different sizes in the same load to
improve washing efficiency and distribution in
the drum.
• Fabric delicacy
Wash delicate articles separately: Use a special
programme for Pure New Wool
, curtains and
other delicates. Always remove curtain glides or
wash curtains with the glides inside a cotton bag.
Use the special programme for handwash fabrics.
Wash small articles (e.g. nylon stockings, belts etc.)
and articles with hooks (e.g. bras) in special cotton
bags for washing machines or in zipped pillow cases.
2.Empty pockets
Coins, safety pins and similar items can damage
your laundry and the appliance drum and tub.
Close zips and fasten buttons or hooks; loose
belts or ribbons should be tied together.
• Blood, milk, egg and other organic substances
are generally removed by the enzyme phase of
the programme.
• To remove red wine, coffee, tea, grass and fruit
stains etc. add a stain removing agent in
detergent dispenser
or chlorine bleach in
(depending on model).
• Particularly stubborn stains can be treated with
stain remover before the wash.
Dyeing and Bleaching
Commercially available products usually consist of
a dye colour, fixing agent and salt. Pour the dye
colour, the fixing agent and then the salt directly
into the empty drum. Fill in the laundry only
• Use exclusively dyes and bleaches recommended
for washing machines.
• Follow the Manufacturer’s instructions.
• Plastic and rubber components of the machine
can be stained by dyes.
Loading the laundry
1.Open the door.
2.Load the articles one at a time loosely into the
drum, without overfilling. Follow loads
recommended in the “programme chart”.
Overloading will result in unsatisfactory washing
results and creased laundry.
3.Close the door.
Choice of detergent and additives
The type of detergent depends on:
• type of fabric (cottons, easy care/synthetics,
delicate items, wool).
Note: use only specific detergents for wool.
• colour;
• wash temperature;
• degree and type of soiling.
Whitish residues on dark fabrics are caused by
insoluble detergent components used in modern
phosphate-free powder detergents.
If this occurs, shake or brush out the fabric or use
liquid detergents.
Keep detergents and additives in a dry place and
out of reach of children.
Use only detergents and additives specifically
produced for domestic washing machines.
If you use descaling agents, dyes or bleaches,
make sure they are suitable for washing machine
use. Descaler could contain components that can
attack parts of your washing machine.
Do not use solvents in the machine
(e.g. turpentine, benzine, etc.).
Do not machine wash fabrics that have been
treated with solvents or flammable liquids.
Follow the instructions on the detergent pack in
relation to:
• the degree and type of soiling;
• the size of the load:
• full load: follow the detergent manufacturer’s
• half load: 3/4 of the normal amount;
• minimum load (about 1 kg): 1/2 the amount
used for full load;
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• water hardness in your area (ask for information
from your water company). soft water requires
less detergent than hard water.
Overdosing the detergent results in excessive
foaming and reduces the wash efficiency. If the
appliance detects excessive foam it may prevent
Using insufficient detergent results in grey laundry
and increased scale deposits on the drum, tub and
heating element.
You can use liquid detergent in the “Prewash”
phase for programmes with this option. In this
case put only powder detergents in the
compartment for the main wash
When using concentrated fabric softeners, add
water in the detergent dispenser up to the “MAX”
level mark.
To prevent dispensing problems when using highly
concentrated powder and liquid detergents, use
the special detergent ball supplied with the
detergent and place it inside the drum.
Water hardness: soft water requires less detergent.
very hard
over 21
over 37
over 26
Filling the detergent and additives
1.Pull out the detergent dispenser completely, until the limit.
The dispenser has three chambers.
2.Add the detergent:
• Programme with pre- and main wash
• Main wash programme without prewash
• Fabric softeners, conditioners and chlorine
bleach: no more than to “MAX” mark
• Stain remover
• Water softener (water hardness class 4)
• Starch (dissolved in water)
3.Close the detergent dispenser completely.
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Select the programme:
1. Check that the Programme Selector is on “Stop”.
2.Plug in the appliance.
3.Open the tap.
4.Set the Programme Selector to the desired programme.
5. Depending on model, set the Temperature Selector knob to the desired temperature.
6. Depending on model, set the Spin Speed Selector knob to the desired spin speed.
7. Select the options desired by pressing the corresponding buttons.
By a further pressing of the button this option can be turned off again.
button. The indicator lamp
lights up.
8. Check that the door is well closed. Press the “On/Off”
Attention: During the selected washing programme the programme selector knob moves by steps
clockwise. Never force it in the opposite direction.
Door lock
The door locks automatically after the programme start until the end of the programme.
If the programme selector is moved to the “Stop” position or if the electricity supply is interrupted,
then the door is released after approximately two minutes.
In this case do not open the door: because hot water could come out of the door.
Programme end
The programme selector knob is at the stop position.
. The indicator light turns off .
1.Press “On/Off” button
2.Cancel the special options by pressing the appropriate buttons.
3.Turn off the tap.
4.Wait for the door to unlock (about 2 minutes).
5.Open the door and unload the machine.
Do not fully close the door but leave it ajar to allow the drum to dry out.
Changing programme
. The indicator light turns off .
1.Press “On/Off” button
2.Select the new programme.
. The new program will re-start.
3.Press “On/Off” button
Do not add detergent for this programme.
Programme interruption or pause
To interrupt the running programme for a certain period and continue it at a later time:
1.Press“On/Off” button
button again.
2.Following the desired pause press the “On/Off”
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Stop the appliance and unplug it.
Open the filter cover.
Place a bowl beneath the filter.
Slowly turn the filter anticlockwise without extracting
it as yet.
5. Wait until all the water has drained.
6. Now unscrew the filter completely and extract it.
7. Remove any foreign items from the foreign body trap.
8. Insert the filter and screw it in clockwise until it locks,
making sure it is hermetically closed.
9. Close the cover.
10. Pour 0.5 l of water into the detergent dispenser to
reactivate the “Eco System”.
11. Connect the appliance to the electrical outlet.
12. Select a programme and start it.
Check the filter two or three times a year and clean it if
• Check the filter if the appliance is not draining correctly
or if it fails to perform spin cycles.
IMPORTANT: Make sure the water has cooled before
draining the appliance.
• To drain the residual water from the pump, tilt the machine forwards and proceed as per points 8 and
10 of the previous chapter.
When should I drain residual water?
• Before transporting (moving) the machine.
• If the appliance is installed in a room subject to sub-zero temperatures.
In this case the machine should be drained after every wash.
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Appliance exterior and control panel
Door seal
• Clean using normal household cleaner (do not
use abrasive products and no solvents).
• Dry with a soft cloth.
• Clean with a damp cloth when necessary.
• Check the condition of the door seal periodically.
• Check and clean the filter two or three times a
year (see “Removing the Filter”).
Detergent dispenser
1.Disengage the detergent dispenser by pressing the release lever in
the prewash compartment and extract it
2.Remove the siphon from the softener and bleach compartment.
3.Wash all the parts under running water.
4.Reposition the siphon and refit the detergent dispenser.
Water hose mesh strainer
Check and clean periodically.
For machines with a straight water supply hose
1.Turn off the tap.
2.Unscrew the hose from the tap.
3.Clean the internal strainer.
4.Screw the supply hose back onto the tap.
5.Unscrew the hose from the appliance.
6.Remove the filter from the washing machine with pliers and clean
7.Refit the filter and screw the hose connection to the appliance.
8.Turn on the tap and ensure that the connections are completely
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The appliance will not start, the lamp
not light up.
Check whether:
• the appliance is plugged in;
• the wall socket is functioning correctly
(use a table lamp or similar).
• ON/OFF button pressed
The appliance will not start, but the lamp
is on.
Check whether:
• the appliance door is properly closed;
• a programme has been selected and the
programme is started;
• the water tap is turned on. If not, turn on the
tap and switch the appliance off and then on
The appliance stops during the programme.
Check whether:
button is pressed;
• the “Rinse Hold”
terminate this option by pressing the button
is flashing. Press “On/
• the“On/Off” lamp
Off” button
Insufficient or no water supply.
Check whether:
• the tap is turned on completely;
• kinks are present in water hose;
• the water hose filter is clogged;
• the water hose is frozen up;
Waste water not pumped out.
Check whether:
• the drain hose is correctly installed
(see “Installation Instructions”).
• the filter is clogged.
• the drain hose is frozen up.
• The “Rinse Hold” button is pressed
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Detergent and additive product residues in
detergent drawer 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
clogged (see “Care and maintenance”). Check
and clean the filter two or three times a year
(see “Removing the Filter”).
Also see “Detergent and Additives”.
Machine vibrates during spin cycle.
Check whether:
• Machine is perfectly horizontal with all four feet
on ground (see “Installation”);
• the transit bolts have been removed. The transit
bolts must be removed before the appliance can
be used (see “Installation”).
Final spin results are poor:
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 great 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 also prevent
spinning. Ensure correct amount of detergent is
Important: wait one hour and if the fault reoccurs, contact After-Sales Service, quoting the
error number displayed (see “After-Sales Service”).
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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 machine continues to function incorrectly,
call After-Sales Service.
• The nature of the problem.
• The exact model of the appliance.
• The service code (number after the word
The After-Sales Service sticker is on the
inside of the door.
• Your full address.
• Your telephone number and area code.
After-Sales Service phone numbers and
addresses are given on the guarantee card.
Alternatively, consult the dealer where you
purchased the appliance.
Never move the appliance by carrying it by the worktop.
1.Unplug the appliance.
2.Turn off the tap.
3.Disconnect the inlet and drain hoses.
4.Eliminate all water from the hoses and from the appliance (see “Removing the Filter”, “Draining
residual water”).
5.Fit the transit bolts (obligatory)
(see “Installation”).
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Remove the transit bolts
1.Slacken the three or four bolts (according to model) with
the spanner supplied.
2.Unscrew the bolts by hand.
3.Hold the screws together with the plastic spacers and
remove them.
4.Close the holes with the plastic covers (supplied with the
5.Keep the transit bolts for future use.
If the plastic spacers remain inside the machine: Open the
rear panel by removing the twelve screws, remove the
spacers and replace the panel.
Fit the transit bolts before transporting the appliance as
1.Pry off the plastic covers with a screwdriver and remove
2.Insert the transit bolts, performing the steps for removal
in reverse order.
Adjust the feet
If the floor is uneven, adjust the levelling feet as required
(do not insert pieces of wood, cardboard etc. under the
1.Loosen the locknut using the wrench provided.
2.Adjust the height of the foot, turning it by hand.
3.Tighten the locknut anticlockwise towards the washing
If the appliance is to be installed on a wooden floor, distribute
the weight by placing it on a 60 x 60 (or 40) cm sheet of
plywood at least 3 cm in thickness.
Secure the plywood sheet to the floor.
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Connect the water inlet hose
For models with straight hose:
1.Insert the dirt strainer (included in the accessories) into
the threaded tap coupling and the coupling between the
hose and the washing machine.
2.Carefully screw the hose connection onto the tap,
preferably by hand.
3.Make sure there are no kinks in the hose.
4.Carefully screw the hose connection to the appliance
inlet, preferably by hand.
5.Turn the tap on fully and check that the joints at the
washing machine and the tap are watertight.
If the hose is too short, replace it with a suitable length of
pressure resistant hose (1000 kPa min, EN 50084 approved
Check the hose regularly for brittleness and cracks and
replace if necessary.
The appliance can be connected without a non-return
Connect the water drain hose
1.Unhook the drain hose from the right clip.
Attention: do not unhook the left drain hose
2.Connect the drain hose to the siphon or hook it over the
edge of a sink by means of the “U” bend supplied.
3.Make sure there are no kinks in the hose.
4.Secure the hose so that it cannot fall down while the
appliance is running.
Small hand basins are not suitable.
If the hose is to be inserted directly into the drain pipeline,
the inside diameter of the pipe must be appropriate in
relation to the diameter of the drain hose.
If you need to add an extension, use a flexible hose of the
same type. Secure the unions with screw-on hose clips.
Max. drain hose length: 2.50 m
Max. drain height: 90 cm
Min.drain height: 60 cm
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