Electrolux ESF2435 User manual

Electrolux ESF2435 User manual
For the installer
For the user
Safety information
Description of the appliance
- Damages
- Use
- Positioning
- Protecting the dishwasher against freezing
- Spray arm
- Coarse strainer/microfilter
- Fine filter
- Detergent dispenser
- Rinse aid dispenser
- Water softener
- Cleaning the dishwasher
The control panel
Technical specifications
- Water inlet
- Water drainage
- Electrical connection
- How to set the delayed start
Adjusting the water softener
Programme chart
Using the appliance
- Starting the programme
- Stopping the programme temporarily
- Cancelling the programme
- Pause function
- Cancelling the drying phase
- Switching the dishwasher off
Loading and unloading
In the event of a fault
- Service and spare parts
Information for test centres
Guide to use the instruction book
The following symbols will be found in the text to guide you throughout the instructions:
Safety information
Step by step instructions
Hints and tips
Environmental information
Safety information
Before installing and first using the dishwasher, read this instruction booklet carefully, including its
hints and warnings. To avoid unnecessary mistakes and accidents, it is important to ensure that all
people using the dishwasher are thoroughly familiar with its operation and safety features.
Save these instructions and make sure they remain with the dishwasher if it is moved or sold, so
that everyone using it through its life can be properly informed on appliance use and safety.
Installation and servicing
All installation and service work done on the product
must be carried out by a qualified technician. Work
performed by persons with inadequate knowledge may
adversely affect the satisfactory functioning of the
product and may cause personal injury or damage.
Before any work is carried out on the dishwasher, it
must be isolated from the electrical supply, by unplugging the power cord or removing the fuse.
Water connection shall be made via an easily accessible
Do not place sharp knives with their points upwards.
It is much safer to lay them horizontally in the basket.
Ensure that the door of the dishwasher is always closed
when it is not being loaded or unloaded. In this way
you will avoid anybody tripping over the open door
and hurting themselves.
If you take any dishes out of the dishwasher before the
end of the dishwashing cycle, it is extremely important
to rinse them thoroughly under running water to remove
any remaining detergent.
The water safety system protects against water damages.
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The power cord must be plugged into an earthed
socket, which need to be easily accessible. Permanent
installation must only be carried out by an authorized
If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced
by a special cord or assembly available from the
manufacturer or its service agent.
Make sure that the power cord is not nipped or otherwise damaged and that the hoses do not get crushed
or kinked when moving the dishwasher in connection
with installation or cleaning etc.
Servicing and possible repairs must be carried out by
a service company authorized by the manufacturer.
Use only spare parts supplied by these. Never try to
repair the dishwasher yourself.
- The dishwasher must be electrically connected when
it is shut off.
- The dishwasher must be correctly installed.
- Always shut off the water supply whenever the dishwasher is left unattended for an extended period.
Child Safety
The dishwasher should be used by adults only. Do not
let children play with the controls or other parts of it.
Remember that the plastic bags included in the
packaging can be fatal playthings for small children.
Keep all detergents in safe place out of children´s
Prevent children from sitting, swinging or standing
on the open door.
During Use
This dishwasher is designed solely for washing household utensils suitable for machine washing. Using it for
other purposes could lead to physical injury or damage
to property and invalidate the guarantee.
Avoid opening the door while the dishwasher is running,
since hot steam may escape.
Only use detergent specifically designed for use in
In the event of flooding or leakage, shut off the water
supply immediately by closing the stopcock and disconnect the power supply by unplugging the power cord
or removing the fuse. When removing the electrical
plug, grip the plug, not the lead.
- packaging:
All materials used in packaging this appliance are
environmentally-friendly. The various plastics used
are identified and can be recycled:
● PE stands for polyethylene, which is used for the
bag around the appliance and the bag in which these
instructions were supplied.
● PS stands for polystyrene (moulded), which is used
for the sections of packaging needed to cushion the
The cardboard components of the packaging are made
from recyclable paper and should be taken to a collection
point for recycling.
The appliance contains plastic and rubber components.
These have identifying marks to show what they are
made from, so they can be recycled or disposed of
properly at the end of the appliance's life cycle.
The materials are identified according to international
- old apparatus:
At the end of the appliance's useful life, disconnect the
electrical plug from the power supply, then cut the electrical
lead at the point where it enters the appliance. Make quite
sure that children will not be able to play with it.
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Description of the appliance
Description of the appliance
Spray arm (1)
It is important to keep all the holes in the spray arm clear.
A clogged hole can seriously affect washing efficiency.
If the spray arm needs cleaning, unscrew the nut anticlockwise, remove the washer and lift off the spray arm.
Clear the holes and shake out any food remnants.
Coarse strainer/microfilter (2)
The purpose of the coarse strainer is to catch large objects
such as toothpicks and pieces of eggshell. Make sure
that the strainer is always clean. Turn the coarse strainer
anti-clockwise. Lift it out and rinse it under running water
whenever necessary.
Do not fill the rinse aid dispenser with liquid
Water softener (6)
This dishwasher is equipped with a water softener for hard
water, therefore shall the rinse aid dispenser be set for a
low dosage. The lime in hard water causes white deposits
to occur on dishes and to the interior of the dishwasher.
To prevent this, the water has to pass through a special
container where the hardness is removed.
Since the water softener uses coarse dishwasher salt,
you will have to refill the salt container after a certain
number of dishwashing cycles.
It is extremely important, that the salt container
is filled up with the coarse dishwasher salt before
using the dishwasher for the first time, if you live
in an area where the water is calciferous.
Fine filter (3)
It is just as important to keep this filter clean. A dirty or
clogged filter will always impair washing efficiency.
The fine filter can easily be lifted out for cleaning when
you have removed the coarse strainer.
The indicator light
on the control panel is lit when the
container requires refilling.
Detergent dispenser (4)
1. Unscrew the filler cap to the salt container anticlockwise.
Open the lid to the dispenser by pressing the lid catch
towards the compartment. Consult the instructions on the
detergent packet, fill the compartment accordingly and
close the lid. Remember that the instructions usually refer
to full-size dishwashers, for example when using detergent
tablets, it is sufficient to use just half a tablet. Pre-wash
detergent is poured into the smaller compartment to the left
when needed. This detergent is active allready at prerinsing. Make sure that there is no items that prevents the
lid from opening.
Only use detergents specially designed for dishwashers.
Rinse aid dispenser (5)
Use of rinse aid will result in cleaner and faster drying of
the load, since it helps water and soil to run off.
Too much rinse aid may result in streakiness, too little
may cause white spots. The dispenser holds about 150 ml.
This is enough for approx. 60 wash cycles, depending
on the dosage setting. Adjust the dosage setting according
to the hardness of the water.
You can set the dosage between 1 - 6, equivalent
to 1 - 6 ml rinse aid. Factory setting is 1.
Begin at the lowest dosage setting and increase
if necessary by turning the setting arrow with e.g.
the handle of a spoon.
2. Fill the salt container with water (only the first
3. Fill the container with coarse salt, using the
funnel supplied.
4. Remove the funnel and wipe off any spillage
around the filler opening.
5. Screw the filler cap back properly in place.
The water softener is now ready for the first load of dishes.
Always make sure that there is coarse grained salt in the
container, which holds about 1 litre.
How to adjust the water softener, see chapter ”Adjusting
the water softener”.
Use only special salt for dishwashing machines,
ordinary domestic salt can damage the water
Cleaning the dishwasher
Clean the outside surfaces of the appliance using a mild
(non-abrasive) household cleaning product. Finish by
removing remaining traces of the product with a damp cloth.
The indicator light
on the control panel is lit when the
dispenser requires refilling.
1. Open the lid to the dispenser by pressing the lid
catch towards the compartment and lift the lid.
2. Fill up with rinse aid; do not overfill.
3. Wipe off any spillage carefully to prevent excessive
foaming during the next wash programme.
4. Close the lid and press until it locks again.
Do not use cleaning products which contain
alcohol (spirits), thinners and similar substances.
The control panel
Indicator and
control lamps
Indicator lamps
delayed start
On/Off button
Delay start
Water softener
Control lamp
Combination buttons ”Cancel” / ”A”
In addition to selecting a programme, you can press
these two buttons to adjust the setting of the water
softener and cancelling a pre-set programme.
Indicator lamps:
Control lamps:
Shows • Current phase of the selected programme.
Shows that • On/Off button is pushed in
• Wash cycle in progress
top lamp
• Refilling of salt is necessary
• Drying in progress
middle lamp
• Programme cycle
lowest lamp
• Refilling of the rinse aid
is necessary
How to set the delayed start
Reset the delayed start:
The programme start can be delayed by 3, 6 or 9 hours.
If the programme has not started, you can change
the set time with the delay start button.
1. Press in the On/Off button.
2. Press the delay start button repeatedly, until the
lamp next to the required hours of delay is lit.
Cancelling the delayed start:
If the programme has not started, the delayed start
can be cancelled. Press the delay start button repeatedly, until none of the lamps next to the hours are lit.
The required programme starts immediately.
3. Press the button for the required programme.
4. After the set delayed start time has elapsed,
the programme starts.
Adjusting the water softener
To prevent limescaling on the dishes and to the interior of the
dishwasher, the dishes must be washed with soft i.e. water
with low lime content.
This dishwasher is equipped with a water softener, where tapwater which is harder then 4 °d (german degree) is descaled
with special salt.
Contact your local Water Authority to find the
exact water hardness level for your area.
The water softener has 5 settings:
Adjust the water softener according to the table below for the
water hardness level for your area.
Water hardness level
°d 1)
mmol/l 2)
Setting on the
water softener
Number of
light flashes
> 24
> 4,2
18 - 24
3,2 - 4,2
12 - 18
2,1 - 3,2
4 - 12
0,7 - 2,1
below 4
below 0,7
no salt is needed
In the following settings the dishwasher must be switched off and all programmes completed.
See chapter ”Using the appliance” for information on how to complete the programme.
1. Press the On/Off button.
2. Press the combination buttons simultaneously
and hold them pressed in. When the first three
programme indicator lamps starts to flash, you
can let go of the buttons.
3. Press the water softener button once. The lamps
for the water softener and for the ended programme cycle starts to flash.
- The number of flashes for the ended programme
cycle are equivalent with the set water hardness
- This sequence of flashes is repeated several
times after a few seconds pause.
4. The water hardness level is raised by 1 step
every time you press the water softener button.
After hardness level 5 comes hardness level 1.
5. Press the On/Off button when the required water
hardness level is selected. This saves the selection.
If the setting 1 is chosen, the salt indicator lamp
is not lit.
1) german degree of measurement for the water
2) millimol, internationel unit for water hardness
*) factory setting
Programme chart
All types of
Type of
Plates and
cooking pots
Type of soil:
• heavily
• normaly
• dried-on food
especially eggwhite and starch
• dried-on food
• normaly
Coffee cups,
delicate items
• lightly
• lightly
70° C
Programmecycle: 1)
2 x rinses
Final rinse
65° C
Final rinse
55° C 3)
Final rinse
40° C
50° C
Final rinse
Final rinse
figures: 2)
time with
112 minutes
92 minutes
150 minutes
35 minutes
30 minutes
Drying time:
13 minutes
13 minutes
54 minutes
1,15 kWh
0,80 kWh
0,63 kWh
0,40 kWh
0,35 kWh
9 litres
7 litres
7 litres
6 litres
6 litres
1) Different parts of the wash programme may not sound the same, because the wash action is more intensive
at some stages.
2) Consumption figures have been calculated for nominal conditions. The figures can vary depending on inlet
water temperature and how full the main and cutlery basket are.
3) Consumption figures and performance is according to the Energy Save programme cycle.
All programmes begin with a drain.
Dishwashing detergent in tablet form is not suitable for use in the Quick- and Glass programme cycles
because some tablets cannot develop their full cleaning power during short programmes.
Using the appliance
Starting the programme
Pause function
1. Scrape or rinse off solid food remnants.
With the paus function the programme can be temporarily
disrupted for a short period of time.
2. Load the dishwasher.
(See the basket and loading).
1. Press in the On/Off button. The programme stops.
3. Put the correct amount of detergent into the
detergent dispenser and close the dispenser lid.
2. All lamps goes out.
3. When you want the programme to continue again,
you press the On/Off button.
The programme continues.
4. Close the door.
5. Press in the On/Off button. The lamp for the
On/Off button comes on.
6. Press in the required programme button (see programme chart). Programme indicator lamp is lit.
During the three seconds the two top indicator
lamps are flashing, you can select another programme cycle. If not, the selected programme
starts. The lamp allways indicates which part of
the selected cycle the dishwasher is in.
7. Check the strainers/filters to see if they need to
be cleaned when the dishwasher has finished
the programme.
The programme should not be paused for any
longer than necessary, because the water inside
the dishwasher has cooled down and must be
heated again which increases the power
Cancelling the drying phase
In case you do not want to wait until the drying phase is
completed, you can cancel it.
1. Press in the On/Off button. The control lamp for
the On/Off button goes out.
If both the top and middle indicator lights are
flashing, first check that the door is properly closed,
otherwise read the section ”In the event of a fault”.
2. Open the door. The drying phase is cancelled.
Switching the dishwasher off
Switch the dishwasher off, when the indicator lamp
for the programme cycle end is lit.
Stopping the programme temporarily
1. Open the door. The programme stops.
1. Press in the On/Off button. The control lamp for
the On/Off button goes out.
2. The programme indicator lamp is lit.
3. Close the door and the programme continues
after about six seconds.
Open the door carefully when the dishwasher is
running, since hot steam may escape.
Cancelling the programme
1. Press and hold in the combination buttons until
the indicator light for the programme goes out.
2. Release the buttons. The programme is now
cancelled and a new programme can be selected.
If you switch the dishwasher off, the selected
programme is not finished, it is only disrupted.
When you start the dishwasher again, the programme will continue.
Be careful if you open the door immediately
after the programme is finished, since hot steam
may escape.
This dishwasher has a new feature called
”IMPULSE WASHING”. This washing system
varies both the revolutions of the pump and the
water pressure for more intensive cleaning of the
dishes during a programme. That is why different
sections of the programme cycle do not sounds
the same.
Loadind and unloading the dishwasher
How to load the dishes
The illustration shows the dishwasher loaded with six
place settings. Your own dishes are not likely to be
identical to this load, but if you follow the advice below
we are sure you will be pleased with the results.
Main basket
Cutlery basket
The cup shelves can be placed in two different
Always place glasses, cups and bowls upside down.
Incline deep dishes (soup plates etc.) so that the
water can run off when drying.
Make sure that the dishes do not rest against each
other. This is particularly important in regard to the
cutlery basket - nested spoons, etc. simply cannot be
properly washed. The water must get at all the soiled
Make sure that cutlery with slender handles and other
items do not protrude through the openings in the
basket and prevent the spray arm from rotating.
Never put silver and stainless steel objects together.
When these metals come into contact with each other
a chemical reaction occurs which stains the silver.
China with a pattern applied on top of the glaze may
not be suitable for machine washing as the colours
may fade and lose their lustre. The same applies to
cutlery with wooden or plastic handles.
Make sure you always buy articles that are
dishwasher safe.
Silver and aluminum items tend to be discolour when
washed. Food remnants from egg and mustard often
causes discolourations and stains on silver. Make sure
to rinse off and remove food remnants on silver if it is
not washed immediately after it has been used.
Not all plastic articles are machine washable. If you
are in doubt as to whether your plasticware can be
machine washed, we suggest you check by washing
a single item or else wash them by hand.
When washing delicate items, select the programme
with the lower wash temperature.
Substances such as ketchup containing strong colouring
agents can cause temporary discolouration to the
interior of the dishwasher.
Do not place sharp knives with their points upwards. It is much safer to lay them horizontally
in the main basket.
Hot dishes are sensitive to mechanical shocks. Always let
the dishes cool down before unloading.
The dishes dry faster if the door for a short
moment is opened completely when the dishprogramme is finished and then left ajar.
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In the event of a fault
Before calling out an engineer, please check through the details below because some faults can be rectified easily
without the need to call out an engineer. If an engineer is called to resolve a problem listed below or to repair a
fault caused by incorrect installation or mis-use a charge will be made, even if the appliance is under guarantee.
The programme will not start.
Is the door closed properly?
Have you pressed the On/Off button?
Is the water tap turned on?
Is the dishwasher plugged in?
Has the fuse blown?
Is the delayed start-button pressed in?
Is the previous programme finished? (See ”Using the appliance”).
The dishwasher is not filling with water.
Is the water tap turned on?
Has your domestic water supply been cut off temporarily?
Is the water inlet hose kinked or blocked?
Is the filter inside the inlet hose blocked?
Is the water pressure too low?
Water not discharged at end of cycle.
• Did you open the door before the indicator light
is lit and the programme cycle finished?
• Is the previous programme finished? (See ”Using the appliance”).
• Are the filters clogged?
Dishes not washed satisfactorily.
Visible lime deposits or white film
on the dishes.
• Is the salt container empty or is the water softener not
correctly adjusted?
• Is the rinse aid dispenser adjusted to too low dosage?
The dishwasher is noisy.
• Are the dishes rattling against each other?
• Is the spray arm knocking against the dishes?
Whistling sound when washing.
• This is not a fault, try another brand of detergent.
The dishes are not quite dry and are
not shiny.
• Is the rinse aid dispenser empty?
• Have the dishes been left too long inside the dishwasher?
The door is difficult to close.
• Is the dishwasher level?
Has anything prevented the spray arm from rotating?
Are the spray arm holes clogged?
Were the dishes packed too close together?
Are the filters clogged?
Are the filters fitted correctly in place?
Did you use enough detergent?
Is the salt container cap properly closed?
Did you select a programme with too low temperature?
Is the rinse aid dispenser empty?
If the indicator lamp for the ended programme cycle is flashing, it is possible that you can solve the problem your self.
When the problem is solved, press in the On/Off button and the programme continues. If the problem occurs again,
contact your local service centre. If any other lamps flash contact and inform your local service centre.
The indicator lamp for the ended
programme cycle flashes.
• Is the water tap turned on?
• Is the filter inside the inlet hose blocked?
• Is the water inlet hose kinked or blocked?
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Service and spare parts
Servicing and repairs must be carried out by a service
company authorized by the supplier. Use only spare
parts supplied by these.
Before calling service, use the trouble shooting table
”In the event of a fault” to try to attend to the fault yourself.
Note that electrical faults shall always be rectified by a
certified electrician.
Give the appliance’s model designation, product- and
serial numbers according to the data plate affixed to the
rear of the dishwasher.
You can record these details here:
Purchase date............................................................
Never attempt to repair the dishwasher yourself.
Repairs carried out by unauthorized or inexperienced
persons can cause injury or serious malfunctioning.
Information for test centres
The salt container and rinse aid dispenser shall be filled in accordance with this instruction manual.
Before conducting the measurements the dishwasher shall be operated for one or two complete cycles using
detergent and a clean load.
Test standard:
EN 50242 and EN 60704
Rated capacity:
6 place settings accordance EN 50242
Loading of basket:
accordance figure on page ”Loading the dishes”
Test program:
energy saving 55° C
Detergent (IEC type B):
15 gram in the dispenser + 3 gram in the pre-wash dispenser
Rinse aid (type III):
setting 3
Feed water pressure:
minimum 0,8 bar, maximum 10 bar
Faste water outlet:
install according to figure below
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Installation instructions
Any electrical work required to install this appliance,
should be carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
Any plumbing work required to install this appliance,
should be carried out by a qualified plumber or
competent person.
Technical specifications
6 place settings accordance EN 50242
Depth (to the edge of the door)
Depth (to the middle of the door)
447 mm
546 mm
480 mm
507 mm
22 kg
Water pressures:
80 kPa (0,8 bar)
1000 kPa (10 bar)
65° C
Power supply
Heating element
Power rating
230 V - 50 Hz
10 A
1100 W
1180 W
Water temperature:
Electrical data:
This appliance complies with the following E.E.C. directives:
73/23/EEC, dated 19.02.1973 – low-voltage directive.
89/336/EEC, dated 03.05.1989 (incl. amendment
92/31/EEC) – directive on electromagnetic compatibility.
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If the dishwasher has been damaged during transport,
you should immediately notify the company responsible
for delivering it.
Check that the dishwasher is undamaged. If you discover
any damage, faults or that anything is missing, you should
notify the dealer immediately.
Never leave packaging material in a place where
children may play with it.
Check that the following accessories are supplied with the
dishwasher when you unpack it:
– A funnel for filling salt (1)
– Elbow for discharge hose (2)
This dishwasher is designed solely for washing household
utensils suitable for washing in a dishwasher. Using it for
other purposes may damage it and invalidate the guarantee.
The dishwasher is intended to be installed on a kitchen
sink, worktop or built-in. To function properly, make sure
that the appliance is level. Its height can be adjusted with
the adjustable feets (5 mm each). See the illustration for
built-in measurements.
Protecting the dishwasher against
If the dishwasher is placed in an environment where
the temperature sometimes fall below 0° C, there is
a risk that the small amount of water which remains
inside the parts of the dishwasher will freeze and
damage it. To prevent this you should:
1. Turn off the water supply to the dishwasher.
2. Remove the water inlet and discharge hoses.
3. Make sure that there is coarse-grained salt in the
salt container for the water softener.
The appliance is only to be used and stored indoors
at normal room temperature. The manufacture is
not responsible for any frost damage.
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Water inlet
The dishwasher is equipped with safety features
which are to prevent the water from going back
to the fresh water system. These features are according to current water technical safety regulations.
The temperature of the water supply should not exceed
65° C and the pressure should be between 80-1000 kPa
(0,8 - 10 bar).
It is important to have a tap or stopcock, positioned close
to the dishwasher and with easy access. Special mixer
taps with dishwasher connections are available, as well
as adaptors for older mixer taps. Connect the inlet hose
to a tap with a 3/4" pipe thread.
The inlet hose must not be joined onto any form of extension hose. If it is too short, the entire hose must be replaced with a longer high-pressure hose, specially designed
for the purpose. The end of the hose, which is connected
to the dishwasher can be turned in any direction. Loosen
the retaining nut, turn the hose, then retighten the nut.
Check that the nut is tight before the machine is
moved into position.
Use only the inlet hose supplied to the dishwasher,
do not reuse the old inlet hose.
Water drainage
To protect the dishwasher against water damage
it is equipped with a water safety system. In the
event of a fault the drain-pump starts automatically
and the remaining water inside the dishwasher is
pumped out.
The water safety system also works when the
dishwasher is switched off. However the dishwasher must be connected electrically.
Place the discharge hose over the sink as illustrated.
It must not at any point be higher up than 75 cm over the
surface which the dishwasher is standing on. If it runs
higher, operation of the dishwasher might be impaired.
It is also important to ensure that the inside diameter of the
hose is not less than 13 mm at any point. If the discharge
hose is too long, it can easily be cut to the right length.
1. Cut the hose to a suitable length, using a
sharp knife.
2. Fit the elbow supplied onto the end of the hose.
Electrical connection
The dishwasher is supplied with a lead and electrical plug
for connection to a 230 V earthed wall socket, which should
be easily accessible and protected by a 10 A fuse.
Before any work is carried out on the dishwasher,
it must be isolated from the electric mains supply,
for example by removing the plug from the wall
Permanent electrical installation must be carried out
by an authorized electrician or competent person.
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