Hotpoint TVM 70B GP (UK) Instruction for Use

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Instruction booklet
moist air from condensing in the room
or dryer.
This symbol reminds you to read this booklet.
Do not discharge exhaust air into an
extraction system or any duct with an
extractor fan. This will affect the way the
thermal controls operate and can result
10 mm
If you are going to install the
appliance under a work counter
be sure to leave a 10mm space
between the top and any other
objects on or above the machine
and a 15mm space between the
15 mm
15 mm
sides and any kitchen units or
walls to ensure proper air
circulation. The dryer must never be installed behind a
lockable door, a sliding door or a door with a hinge on
the opposite side to that of the dryer door.
The appliance must be installed with the rear surface
placed against a wall.
Do not discharge exhaust air into a
flue which is used for exhaust fumes
from other appliances that burn gas
or other fuels.
When the dryer is in use there has to be adequate ventilation to avoid
the back flow of gases into the room from appliances burning other
fuels, including open fires.
The vent tube should not exceed 2.4 metres in length.
The tube should be kept clear of the air intake vent and kinks or ‘U’ bends
must be avoided as these will obstruct the tube and trap condensation.
in a fire hazard.
The socket must be grounded. The power supply cord
should be checked periodically. If the supply cord is
damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer, its
service agent or similarly qualified persons in order to
avoid a hazard
The dryer must be installed level for correct
operation. When you have installed your
dryer in its final location check that it is first
level side to side and then back to front.
If the dryer is not level use a wooden block
to support it while adjusting the two front
legs up or down until your dryer is level.
Wall mounting
Keep the tube as short and as straight as possible to prevent
Once you have installed your dryer and before you use
it clean the inside of the drum to remove any dust that
could have accumulated during transport.
Air intake vent
Do not block or obstruct
Caution: Hot!
Vent Tube fitted here
condensation forming in the vent pipe.
The duct in the wall should slope slightly
Window mounting
The hole in the window should be as low
down as possible and the tube should be
kept as short as possible.Depending on
how often you use your tumble dryer, it is essential that areas A and B
are checked periodically to remove lint or debris.
Open window venting
The end of the tube should be directed downwards, to prevent warm
Step 1
Open the door of your dryer
Step 2
Pull out the filter (using the two
finger grips)
Step 3
Clean the fluff off the filter and
replace it correctly.
Ensure that the filter is pushed
fully home.
Step 4
Make sure the filter is pushed fully home
NEVER run the dryer without the filter in position
Failure to clean the filter after EVERY drying cycle will
affect the drying performance of your machine. It
will take longer to dry and as a result will use more
electricity during drying.
At least every two or three months you MUST clean
fluff build up around the filter housing and the vent
Check the vent tube and any permanent venting fixture to make sure that there has been no
accumulation of fluff or lint. Remove lint that collects around the filter and the outlet vents.
! This appliance has been designed and built according to
international safety standards. These warnings are given for safety
reasons and must be followed carefully.
This appliance can be used by children aged from 8
years and above and persons with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience
and knowledge if they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe
way and understand the hazards involved.
This tumble dryer has been designed for home, and
not professional, use.
Do not touch the appliance while barefoot or with
wet hands or feet.
Unplug the machine by pulling on the plug, not the
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do
not play with the dryer.
Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by
children without supervision.
Children of less than 3 years should be kept away
from the appliance unless continuously supervised.
The appliance must be installed correctly and have
proper ventilation. The air intake vents behind the
machine, the outlet vents and the vent tube should
never be obstructed
Never direct the vent tube outlet towards the air
intake at the back of the machine.
Never allow the tumble dryer to recycle exhaust air.
Never use the dryer on carpeting where the pile
height would prevent air from entering the dryer from
the base.
Check to see if the dryer is empty before loading it.
The back of the dryer could become very hot.
Never touch it while in use.
Do not use the dryer unless the filter is securely in
Do not overload the dryer
Do not load items that are dripping wet.
Carefully check all instructions on clothing labels
Do not tumble dry large, very bulky items.
Do not tumble dry acrylic fibres at high temperatures.
Do not turn off the dryer when there are still warm
items inside.
Clean the filter after each use
Do not allow lint to collect around the dryer.
Never climb on top of the dryer. It could result in
Always follow electrical standards and requirements
Always buy original spare parts and accessories
To minimise the risk of fire in your tumble dryer,
the following should be observed:
Tumble dry items only if they have been washed with
detergent and water, rinsed and been through the
spin cycle. It is a fire hazard to dry items that HAVE NOT
been washed with water.
Do not dry garments that have been treated with
chemical products.
Do not tumble dry items that have been spotted
or soaked with vegetable or cooking oils, this
constitutes a fire hazard. Oil-affected items can ignite
spontaneously,especially when exposed to heat
sources such as a tumble dryer. The items become
warm, causing an oxidisation reaction with the oil,
Oxidisation creates heat. If the heat cannot escape,
items can become hot enough to catch fire. Piling,
stacking or storing oil-effected items can prevent
heat from escaping and so create a fire hazard.If it
is unavoidable that fabrics containing vegetable or
cooking oil or those that have been contaminated
with hair care products be placed in a tumble dryer
they should first be washed with extra detergent - this
will reduce, but not eliminate the hazard. They should
not be removed from the dryer and piled or stacked
while hot.
Do not tumble dry items that have previously
been cleaned in or washed in, soaked in or soiled
with petrol/gasoline, dry cleaning solvents or other
flammable or explosive substances. Highly flammable
substances commonly used in domestic environments
including cooking oil, acetone, denatured alcohol,
kerosene, spot removers, turpentine, waxes and wax
removers. Ensure these items have been washed in
hot water with an extra amount of detergent before
being dried in the tumble dryer.
Do not tumble dry items containing foam rubber (also
known as latex foam), or similarly textured rubber like
materials. Foam rubber materials can, when heated,
produce fire by spontaneous combustion.
Fabric softener or similar products should not be
used in a tumble dryer to eliminate the effects of
static electricity unless the practice is specifically
recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric
softener product.
Do not tumble dry undergarments that contain metal
reinforcements eg. bras with metal reinforcing wires.
Damage to the tumble dryer can result if the metal
reinforcements come loose during drying.
Do not tumble dry rubber, plastic articles such as
shower caps or babies waterproof covers, polythene or
Do not tumble dry rubber backed articles, clothes
fitted with foam rubber pads, pillows, galoshes and
rubber coated tennis shoes.
Remove all objects from pockets such as lighters and
WARNING: Never stop the dryer before the end of the
drying cycle unless all items are quickly removed and
spread out so that the heat is dissipated.
Dryer Description
Natural fibres: 7kg max
Control panel
Knob Indicator
Look at the labels on your garments when tumble drying. The following
symbols are the most common.
40 50
Synthetic fibre: 3kg max
80 100 11
The HEAT button selects drying temperature.
OUT: LOW heat IN: HIGH heat.
The TIMER knob:: the 0 position swithes off the dryer.
May be tumble dried
Do NOT tumble dry
The TIMER knob sets the drying time: rotate it clockwise, NEVER
COUNTER-CLOCKWISE, until the indictor is pointing to the drying
time you want to select.
Tumble dry at high heat setting
Tumble dry at low heat setting
1. Plug the dryer into the electrical socket.
2. Sort your laundry according to fabric type.
3. Open the door and make sure the filter is clean and in place.
4. Load the machine and make sure items are not in the way of the door
seal. Close door.
5. Set the temperature with the HEAT button. High heat for Cotton
and synthetics. Low heat for delicates and acrylics.
6. Select a drying time by rotating the TIMER knob clockwise.
The tables below show APPROXIMATE drying times in minutes.
Weights refer to dry garment weights.
7. Press the START button to begin. During the drying programme, you
can check on your laundry and take out items that are dry while others
continue drying. When you close the door again press the START
button in order to resume drying.
8. About 10 minutes before the programme is completed it enters the
final COOL TUMBLE phase (fabrics are cooled) which should always
be allowed to complete.
9. Open the door, take the laundry out, clean the filter and
replace it.
1. Articles that contain rubber or rubber-like materials or plastic film, any
flammable articles or objects that contain flammable substances.
2. Glass fibres.
3. Items which have been dry cleaned.
4. Large bulky items (quilts, sleeping bags, etc). These expand when
drying and prevent airflow through the dryer.
Before you call the service centre go through the following
troubleshooting suggestions:
The dryer won’t start.
10. Unplug the dryer.
• The plug is not in the socket or making contact.
• There has been a power failure.
Standard Cotton - High (full) Heat
This is the most efficient program in terms of energy consumption (EU
392/2012). To reach maximum efficiency, select the highest temperature option.
• The fuse has blown. Try to plug another appliance into the socket.
Drying times 800-1000rpm spin in washing machine
• The start button has not been pressed.
• You are using an extension cord? Try to plug the dryer directly into the
• The timer knob has not been set properly.
• The start button was pressed with the door open. Make sure the door is
closed before pressing the start button.
Synthetics - High (full) Heat
It is taking a long time to dry.
Drying times on reduced spin in washing machine
• The filter has not been cleaned.
• The temperature setting is not correct.
• The correct time has not been selected.
Acrylics - Low (gentle) Heat
• The vent tube or air intake vent is obstructed.
Drying times 800-1000rpm spin in washing machine
• The items were too wet.
• The dryer was over loaded.
The European Directive 2012/19/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) requires that old household electrical
appliances must not be disposed of in the normal unsorted municipal waste stream. Old appliances must be collected separately in
order to optimise the recovery and recycling of the materials they contain and reduce the impact on human health and the environment.
The crossed out “wheeled bin” symbol on the product reminds you of your obligation that when you dispose of the appliance it
must be separately collected. Consumers should contact their local authority or retailer for information concerning the correct
disposal of their old appliance.
Power consumption
off-mode (Po) - Watts
left-on mode (Pl) - Watts
Standard cotton*
Standard cotton
* This is the reference program for the energy label
and suitable to dry normal wet cotton laundry. This
is the most efficient programme in terms of energy
consumption for drying wet cotton laundry.
As part of our continual commitment towards environmental protection,
we reserve the right to use recycled quality components to reduce costs
for our customers and to minimise materials wastage.
• Disposing of the packaging materials: follow local regulations to allow
for recycling of packaging materials.
• In order to minimise the risk of injury to children, remove the door and
plug, then cut the power supply cord flush with the appliance. Dispose
of these parts separately to prevent the appliance from being connected
to a power supply socket.
Wring out all items to eliminate excess water before tumble drying (if
you use a washing machine first, select a high spin cycle). Doing this will
save time and energy during drying.
Always dry full loads - you save energy: single items or small loads
take longer to dry. Clean the filter after each use to contain energy
consumption costs
Repairs and After Sales
For product help and advice, repairs, spare parts or
accessories, we’re here to help.
For local repair engineers - 03448 111 606
ROI - 0818 313 413
UK standard local rate applies
ROI local Irish rate applies
For Parts and Accessories visit:
Please remember to register your appliance at
to activate your 10 year parts guarantee.
name, address and postal
telephone number
type of malfunction
date of purchase
model number
serial number
This information can be
found on the data plate
located behind the door.
How to find your model and serial number:


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  • Freestanding Front-load 7 kg 100 L White
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  • Energy efficiency class: B
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Frequently Answers and Questions

How do I choose a suitable drying programme for my laundry?
Sort your laundry according to fabric type and refer to the care labels on your garments to select the appropriate drying temperature and time.
What should I do before loading the laundry into the dryer?
Make sure the filter is clean and in place, and check that items are not in the way of the door seal before closing the door.
How do I set the drying temperature and time?
Use the HEAT button to select the drying temperature and the TIMER knob to set the drying time by rotating it clockwise to the desired setting.
Can I check on my laundry during the drying programme?
Yes, you can open the door to check on your laundry and take out items that are dry while others continue drying. Just remember to press the START button again to resume drying after closing the door.
What is the final COOL TUMBLE phase and why is it important?
About 10 minutes before the programme is completed, the dryer enters the final COOL TUMBLE phase, which cools the fabrics. This phase should always be allowed to complete to ensure your clothes are properly cared for.
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