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Electrolux EDC3250 User Manual
125987830 -01- 23012007
For the user
For the installer
Safety information
Installation and servicing
Child safety
During use
At the end of the dryer’s life
Description of the appliance
Technical data
Unpacking the machine
Using your appliance
– Before you use the dryer for the first time
– Capacity
– Examples of laundry item weights
– Positioning
– Electrical supply
– Wall mounting
General information
Program chart
– Consumption
The indicator lights
Accessories supplied
Optional extra accessories
Identification of materials
– The filters
– The condenser
– Emptying the water tank
If the machine is not working
– Service and spare parts
Safety information
Before installing and first using the tumble dryer, 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 dryer are thoroughly familiar with its operation and safety features.
Save these instructions and make sure they remain with the tumble dryer 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
During use
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 tumble dryer, it
must be isolated from the electrical supply. To do this
the power plug must be removed from the wall socket.
The machine is heavy, so take care when moving it.
If the dryer is installed in a bathroom without fixed
wiring to the electrical supply, an earth leakage circuit
breaker (or RCD) must be used.
The power cable must be plugged into an earthed
socket, which must 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 cable is not nipped or otherwise damaged when moving the machine in connection
with installation or cleaning etc.
The ventilation opening at the bottom of the door should
not be obstructed if the dryer is on a carpeted floor.
The adjustable feet must not be removed, these
ensure that the underside of the dryer is ventilated.
Servicing and repairs must be carried out by a service
company authorised by the supplier. Use only spare
parts supplied by these. Never try to repair the machine
This dryer is intended only for normal domestic drying of
laundry and only in accordance with these instructions.
Using it for other purposes could lead to physical injury
or damage to property and invalidate the guarantee.
Do not overload the dryer (see “Using your appliance”).
Never start the dryer unless the fluff filter is clean and
correctly in place, or if the fluff filter is damaged (this
could cause overheating or damage your laundry).
Get into the habit of cleaning the condenser at regular
intervals. Keeping the condenser as clean as possible
makes the dryer more efficient and means shorter
drying times.
Laundry which has been in contact with chemicals such
as dry cleaning fluid and similar, should not be dried in
the machine, since volatile chemicals can be a fire risk.
The following items/materials should not be dried in
the machine either:
– Pillows, cushions, down-filled items etc. (these
cause a build-up of heat and can make the dryer
– Wool, on account of its tendency to mat
– Especially sensitive textiles, such as synthetic
curtains, silk etc.
– Garments made of foam rubber or rubber-like
materials must not be dried in the machine.
Child safety
The tumble dryer should be used by adults only. Do not
let children play with the controls or other parts of it.
Keep all packaging well away from children.
Before loading the machine, check that there are no
foreign objects or pets inside the drum.
Always switch off and unplug the appliance after use.
When removing the electrical plug, grip the plug, not
the lead.
At the end of the dryer’s life
The symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates
that this product may not be treated as household waste.
Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection
point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment.
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will
help prevent potential negative consequences for the
environment and human health, which could otherwise be
caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product.
For more detailed information about recycling of this product,
please contact your local city office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
Description of the appliance
Door Latch (push the knob to the right to open)
Avoid opening the door while a program is in
Space for programme chart
(Self-adhesive label)
Control panel
Warm air discharge
Air ducts - These should not be obstructed.
This is built into the door and needs to be cleaned
at regular intervals.
Should be cleaned before or after each load. The
fluff filter is behind the coarse filter and can be
removed for cleaning.
Adjustable feet
If the dryer is not being wall mounted the feet need
to be adjusted so that the dryer is level.
Rating plate
10. Drum
11. Electrical lead
12. Holder for wall mounting console
Description of the appliance
13. Connector for drain hose
There is a drain hose as an extra accessory for you
who want and can connect the tumble dryer directly
to a drain outlet. Fix the hose to the connector (13)
after releasing the hose clip and removing the plug.
When a drain hose is fitted, the water tank will not
be filled with water.
14. Water tank for condensed water
This fills up with the water condensed by the dryer
and should be emptied after each load. When the
tank is full, a warning light (D) will flashing and a
buzzer will sound. The dryer will stop automatically
and will not restart until the tank has been emptied.
If the dryer should stop on account of a full tank
during an automatic program and you fail to empty
the tank within 5 minutes, the program may not be
able to continue successfully. If this happens, the
current program will need to be cancelled and a
new one started. For this reason it is best always
to check that the tank is empty before starting to
dry a new load.
• Lights (see also chapter ”The indicator lights”).
A. Lit during drying stage.
B. Lit during cool-down stage.
C. Flash alternately during anticrease stage.
D. Flashes when water tank is full.
• Buttons
E. Start button. After selecting program, press and
hold the start button intil one of the indicator
lights comes on (1-2 seconds).
F. Button for reduced heat for timed programs.
If this button is pressed, the drying heat will be
reduced and the load will dry at a lower temperature.
Suitable for especially delicate textiles.
• Program selector
G. For selecting electronic or timed drying programs
(see also chapter ”Program chart”).
• Cancel program
H. If the program selector is turned to this position
during a program, the program will be cancelled
and a different program can then be selected.
To start the new program, press the start button.
Using your appliance
Before using the dryer for the first time Capacity (dry items)
Dampen some clean pieces of unwanted cloth and dry
them for about 15 minutes the very first time, to make
sure that there is no dust or dirt in the dryer.
max. 3,4 kg
max. 1,5 kg
Examples of laundry item weights
Check that the dryer is connected to the electrical
Open the door by pushing the knob to the right (A).
Check that the fluff filter (B) is clean and that the
coarse filter (C) is lowered and has snapped into
(dry items)
To help you load your tumble dryer correctly, here are
some examples of average garment or item weights.
These are based on cotton goods.
~1.2 kg
Check that the water tank (D) is empty and pushed
correctly into place.
Duvet cover
~0.7 kg
~0.5 kg
Put the load for drying into the machine. Make sure
that it is right inside the drum. Do not mix synthetics
with natural materials.
~0.1 kg
Towel (Terry)
~0.2 kg
~0.2 kg
Close the door.
~0.2 kg
Use the Program selector (E) to select the type of
drying program required, either automatic or timed.
~0.2 kg
~0.1 kg
Press the start button (F) inwards.
Underpants (long)
~0.3 kg
~0.2 kg
~0.1 kg
It is advisable not to open the door during a
programme as this could cause water to leak
from the machine.
General washing and drying information
Starched items
Always sort loads for drying according to the type of fabric
(check the care labels) and how much you want to dry them.
Load items loosely into the drum. Do up zip fasteners and
tie loose ribbons, tapes or fabric belts. Close any tapes
or fasteners on duvet covers and pillow cases to prevent
smaller items from getting trapped inside.
Laundry which has been starched can also be dried in a
tumble dryer. For best results you should choose a
drying time which ensures that the items are still slightly
damp, e.g. by following the recommendations to achieve
“damp dry (for ironing)”. After removing the load, wipe
the drum clean with a damp cloth. Then dry the drum to
remove any last traces of starch.
Spinning (water extraction)
Loads should be well spun. We recommend that you use
a washing machine with a minimum spin speed of 800
rpm, or a separate spin-dryer (“Hydro-extractor”) if
available. The higher the spin speed, the faster your
tumble dryer will dry the load and the more energyefficient the whole process will be.
Even permanent press garments such as shirts should
be spun for 10 to 30 seconds before tumble drying.
Items which should not be tumble dried
Items which are especially delicate, such as curtains of
synthetic fabric, woollen garments, silk, textiles with a
metal component, nylon socks/stockings. Garments made
mostly from foam rubber or rubber-like materials must
NOT be dried in the tumble dryer.
Getting the load size right
An overloaded tumble dryer will cause creasing. Drying
loads which are too small is uneconomical.
The first time you use the tumble dryer, you will probably
be surprised at the amount of fluff produced. This is
perfectly normal, and does not mean that your tumble
dryer is wearing out your clothes. When garments are
worn and washed by hand or machine, fibres and fluff
are released, but remain on the surface of the material.
If dried outdoors on a line these fibres will be blown away
by the wind. In a tumble dryer the fluff is collected in the
filter and accumulates through the drying process. This
is very significant to those who suffer from asthma or
Depending on their quality, tricot fabrics in particular vary
considerably in their tendency to shrink. To avoid
shrinking, garments should not be overdried. Where it
occurs, shrinkage can sometimes be rectified by
stretching. We recommend that you bear possible
shrinkage in mind when choosing the size of new tricot
Obviously, you must not dry garments in the
machine which are unsuitable for tumble
drying. These are usually labelled with this
Garments which have been treated with
flammable liquids (benzine, alcohol, stain
removal products) should not be dried in the
tumble dryer on account of the risk of fire.
Always follow the recommendations of the
garment/item manufacturer.
Tumble drying beneficial
Dry flat
Program chart
The programs can be divided into two types: automatic programs and timed programs.
The automatic programs (A – D) switch off the tumble dryer when the load has been dried to the extent required.
The timed programs are for special requirements or finishing drying individual items. Using these, the dryer will
continue to dry through the time you have set, unless the load is dry before that time has elapsed. When the load is
dry the program switches automatically to a cool-down stage of 9 minutes. If the load is not removed from the dryer
at the end of the cool-down stage, an anti-crease stage of 30 minutes will then start automatically to keep the load in
motion, thereby preventing creasing.
Load weight,
Spun at approx.
800 rpm
before drying
105 - 120
80 - 90
55 - 65
95 - 110
70 - 80
50 - 60
80 - 95
55 - 75
45 - 55
Cupboard dry
45 - 55
40 - 50
38 - 48
Timed drying
Cotton, max. 3,4 kg.
Depends on
time set
20 - 90
Timed drying.
Synthetics, max. 1,5 kg.
Reduce heat by pressing the
button in the control panel.
Depends on
time set
20 - 90
Type of dry laundry and
load weight
How dry?
Cotton, max. 3,4 kg.
Extra dry
Non-delicate items.
Cotton, max. 3,4 kg.
Cupboard dry
Towelling (terry), tricot e.d.
Cotton, max. 3,4 kg.
Iron dry
Bed linen, towels e.d.
Synthetics, max 1,5 kg.
Automatic heat reduction.
Delicate items.
Cool-down program,
lasts 9 minutes.
Consumption according to the EN 61121 Europa standard
2,47 kWh/3,4 kg cotton
The consumer information on the energy declaration is in accordance with directive EEC 92/75
and refers to the 90 minutes timed programme.
The indicator lights
The indicator lights on the panel have three possible statuses: fixed light, flashing slowly and flashing rapidly.
The table below explains the meanings of the various lights or combinations of lights.
Fixed light
Drying stage in progress.
Cool-down stage in progress.
Flashing slowly
Door open during drying stage.
Door open during cool-downg stage.
Anti-crease stage will run for 30 min.
The lights will go on flashing until the
door is opened.
Water tank full (buzzer).
Water tank full and door open.
Alarm, program selector is between two
programs. If not, call service.
in sequence
in sequence
in sequence
in sequence
Flashing rapidly
* The door has been opened during
the drying stage and closed again.
* The door has been opened during
the cool-down stage and closed
The water tank has been emptied.
* The door has been opened and
closed again.
( ● ) Depending on whether the dryer was in the drying or cool-down stage when the door was opened and whether
the water tank was full/was emptied.
For the children safety, the dryer will not restart automatically while a program is still in progress if the door has
been opened and then closed again – the indicator light will flash rapidly. First make quite sure that the drum
contains nothing other than the load of laundry before restarting the dryer by pressing the start button.
The filters
For your tumble dryer to function correctly, the filters need
to be cleaned before or after every load dried.
To clean them:
1. Open the door.
2. Open the coarse filter upwards (Fig. A).
3. Brush the fluff off the fluff filter, which is under the
coarse filter (Fig. B). Sometimes you may need to
remove the fluff filter to clean it on both sides.
Make sure that you put the fluff filter back correctly
after cleaning, before closing the coarse filter.
Never start the dryer unless the fluff filter
is clean and correctly in place, or if the
fluff filter is damaged (this could cause
The condenser
As in all types of tumble dryer, the air circulated through the
dryer picks up fluff. As a result, some fluff will accumulate
in the condenser, so it needs to be cleaned occasionally.
To clean the condenser:
1. Open the door and open the coarse filter upwards.
2. Remove the fluff filter and close the coarse filter
3. Grasp the recesses at the top of the condenser
with your fingers and use your thumbs to press
against the door (Fig. C & D).
The condenser will come free, allowing you to lift
it outwards/upwards. Be careful not to damage
the sensitive aluminium section.
4. Turn it upside down and clean it on both sides,
using a vacuum cleaner. Remove the red drain
plug on the lower edge of the condenser (Fig E).
Lay the condenser flat and fill it with water through
the filter opening. Now leave the condenser to
soak in water for about 5 minutes, then shower
both sides with hot water. (Fig. F).
Dry the condenser carefully afterwards. Don’t
forget to put back the red drain plug (Fig. G).
5. Put the condenser back in the dryer. Make sure
that its base is lined up in the slots in the condenser
cavity inside the dryer door.
Press the condenser carefully into place until you
feel and hear a gentle “snap”. Put back the fluff
filter and close the coarse filter.
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Emptying the water tank
If you have connected the tumble dryer directly to a
waste pipe with the accessory hose, you can ignore
this section.
But note that even if the water tank has been bypassed
in this way, the indicator light warning that the tank is
full will flash intermittently during the anti-crease stage.
The tank will not need emptying, but don’t forget to
clean the filters.
A warning light on the control panel will flashing and a
buzzer will sound when it is time to empty the water tank.
If it is operating when this happens, the dryer will stop
automatically and the tank will have to be emptied. It is
a good idea to get into the habit of emptying the tank
either before or after each load.
To empty the tank:
1. Open the door.
2. Pull out the tank (Fig. A).
3. Open the tank lid and pour the water out
(Fig. B).
4. Close the lid and push the tank back into
place. Press it home until you can feel that
it is properly in place.
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If the machine is not working
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 service is called to resolve a problem listed below or to repair
a fault caused by incorrect installation or mis-use, there is a risk that you will be responsible for the cost.
The dryer will not start.
The load is not drying properly,
or is taking too long to dry.
Is the door closed properly?
Is there power to the machine?
Has the fuse blown?
Have you set the program selector properly?
Is the water tank full?
Is the Start button pressed in?
Was right program chosen? Check that the
Reduced heat button has not been pressed.
Is the load too large?
max. 3,4 kg
max. 1,5 kg
Is the fluff filter clogged?
Is the condenser clogged?
Was the load not spun enough in the washing
Has the door been opened while a program was
Is the temperature in the room too high?
Must not exceed +35° C.
The area around the dryer is hot.
Is the room too small?
(Improve the room ventilation, open a door or
window, or choose another site for the dryer.
The indicator lights flash in
sequence 1->2->3->4->1->2 etc.
Is the program selector between two program
settings? Turn the selector to the setting required.
If this does not help, call service.
Never attempt to repair the tumble dryer yourself.
Repairs carried out by unauthorised or inexperienced
persons can cause injury or serious malfunctioning.
This appliance complies with the requirements of the following EU 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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Service and Spare Parts
You can note these details here:
Before calling service, use the trouble shooting table «If
the machine is not working» to try to attend to the fault
Servicing and repairs must be carried out by a service
company authorised by the supplier. Use only spare
parts supplied by these.
Note that electrical faults should always be rectified by
a certified electrician.
Date of purchase .....................................................
Please make sure you give the product and serial number
of the appliance. This information can be found on the
rating plate on the appliance.
Installation instructions
Technical data
686 mm
595 mm + hinge
420 mm (with door closed)
900 mm (with door opened 90°)
32 kg
3,4 kg
1,5 kg
Electrical data
Power supply
Power rating
230 V - 50 Hz
10 A
170 W
2170 W
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Unpacking the machine
If the dryer has been damaged during transport, you
should immediately notify the company responsible for
delivering it.
Check that the dryer 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.
Accessories supplied with the dryer
Console for wall mounting
Optional extra accessories
Mounting kit for installation on top of a washing machine
150 62 99-00
Drain hose
5647 12 28-10
You can ordered the extra accessories from the same
place where you bought the dryer or direct from the
supplier. (Please specify the relevant part number as
shown here).
Identification of materials
All materials used in packaging the dryer 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 dryer and the bag in which these
instructions were supplied.
• PS stands for (moulded) polystyrene, 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.
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You can install this dryer in a number of different ways.
We will show you the most suitable of these. Whichever
way you install it, here are some points to bear in mind:
Always ensure that the dryer is level for optimum
The temperature in the room should not exceed
+35° C when the dryer is operating. If it does,
open a door or window while the dryer is on. The
dryer uses the air in the room for cooling.
The area around the dryer should be as dust-free
as possible.
If you install the dryer with its door hinge side
towards a wall, or next to a cupboard or wall unit
which is more than 370 mm deep, you will need
to leave a space on the hinge side at least 30 mm
wide. This is to allow the door to open wide enough
for removing the water tank.
Ensure the air ducts are not obstructed.
The dryer must not be installed above a bath or
in a shower area.
The adjustable feet must not be removed,
they ensure that there is adequate ventilation
underneath the dryer.
Electrical supply
The dryer is supplied with a lead and electrical plug for
connection to an earthed wall socket 230 V 10 A.
If the dryer is installed in a bathroom without
fixed wiring to the electrical supply, an earth
leakage circuit breaker (or RCD) must be
Permanent electrical installation must be
carried out by an authorized electrician.
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Wall mounting
Different wall materials require different types of mounting
hardware. Purchase mounting hardware suited to the walls
in your home. Use a minimum of 3 suitable fasteners to
attach your mounting console to the wall.
Before deciding on the wall mounting site, it is important
to check that the electrical lead will reach the wall socket
once the dryer is in place.
All electrical work performed on the dryer
should be done by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
If you are installing the dryer between wall-mounted cupboards, you should use the wall mounting console. If the
adjacent cupboards are more than 370 mm deep, don’t
forget to leave a space at least 30 mm wide on the left of
the dryer so that the door can open wide enough.
There should be a clear space at least 200 mm high between the top of the dryer and the ceiling or any cupboard
above the dryer, to ensure adequate ventilation at the top.
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