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Hoover VTC 781NBBC-80 User manual
INSTRUCTION BOOK VTC 781NBBC
Condenser Tumble Dryer
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Introduction
Delivery Information
Safety Reminders
Use
Installation
The Laundry
Ventilation
Environmental Issues
Gias Service
Installation
Electrical Requirements
Adjusting the Feet
Preparing the Load
Clothes Preparation
Do Not Tumble Dry
Energy Saving
Sorting the Load
Drying Guide
Controls and Indicators
Selecting the Programme
Door and Filter
Opening the Door
Filter
Filter Care Indicator
Water Container
To Remove the Container
Condenser
To Remove the Condenser
Operation
Delay Start Function
Cancelling and Resetting the Programme
Cleaning and Routine Maintenance
Cleaning the Dryer
Technical Specifications
Troubleshooting
Customer Service
Spares
Gias Service
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INTRODUCTION
Please read and follow these instructions carefully and operate the machine accordingly. This
booklet provides important guidelines for safe use, installation, maintenance and some useful
advice for best results when using your machine.
Keep all documentation in a safe place for future reference or for any future owners.
Delivery Information
Please check that the following items are
delivered with the appliance:
● Instruction manual
● Guarantee card
● Energy label
Check that no damage has occurred to
the machine during transit. If it has, call for
service by GIAS.
Failure to comply with the above can
compromise the safety of the appliance. You
may be charged for a service call if a problem
with your machine is caused by misuse.
SAFETY REMINDERS
Use
● 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.Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning
and user maintenance shall not be made by children without
supervision.Children of less than 3 years should be kept away unless
continuously supervised.
● WARNING Misuse of a tumble dryer may create a fire hazard.
● This appliances is intended to be used in household and similar
applications such as:
- Staff kitchen areas in shops , offices and other working environments;
- Farm houses
- By clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments;
- Bed and breakfast type environments"
A different use of this appliance from household environment or from
typical housekeeping functions,as commercial use by expert or trained
users, is excluded even in the above applications.
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INTRODUCTION
SAFETY REMINDERS
Use
If the appliance is used in a manner inconsistent with this it may reduce
the life of the appliance and may void the manufacturer’s warranty. Any
damage to the appliance or other damage or loss arising through use that
is not consistent with domestic or household use ( even if located in a
domestic or household environment) shall not be accepted by the
manufacturer to the fullest extent permitted by law.''
●This machine should only be used for its intended purpose as described
in this manual. Ensure that the instructions for installation and use are
fully understood before operating the appliance.
● Do not touch the appliance when hands or feet are damp or wet.
● Do not lean on the door when loading the machine or use the door to lift or
move the machine.
●Do not allow children to play with the machine or its controls.
● WARNING Do not use the product if the fluff filter is not in position or is
damaged; fluff could be ignited.
●WARNING Where the hot surface symbol is
located the temperature
rise during operation of the tumble dryer may be in excess of 60 degrees C.
● Remove the plug from the electricity supply. Always remove the plug
before cleaning the appliance.
● Do not continue to use this machine if it appears to be faulty.
● Lint and fluff must not be allowed to collect on the floor around the outside
of the machine.
● The final part of a tumble dryer cycle occurs without heat (cool down
cycle) to ensure that the items are left at a temperature that ensures that
the items will not be damaged.
● Maximum load drying weight :8 kg
●The tumble dryer is not to be used if industrial chemicals have been used
for cleaning.
● WARNING: Never stop a tumble dryer before the end of the drying cycle
unless all items are quickly removed and spread out so that the heat is
dissipated.
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INTRODUCTION
SAFETY REMINDERS
Installation
● Check that the product has no
visible signs of damage before use.
If damaged do not use and please
call GIAS Service.
● Do not use adapters, multiple
connectors and/or extensions.
● Never install the dryer against
curtains and be sure to prevent
items from falling or collecting
behind the dryer.
● The appliance must not be
installed behind a lockable door, a
sliding door or a door with a hinge
on the opposite side to that of the
tumble dryer.
The Laundry
●Do not dry unwashed items in the
tumble dryer.
● WARNING Do not tumble dry
fabrics treated with dry cleaning
fluids.
●WARNING Foam rubber materials
can, under certain circumstances,
when heated become ignited by
spontaneous combustion. Items
such as foam rubber (latex foam),
shower caps, waterproof textiles,
rubber backed articles and clothes
or pillows fitted with foam rubber
pads MUST NOT be dried in the
tumble dryer.
● Always refer to the laundry care
labels for directions on suitability for
drying.
● Clothes should be spin dried or
thoroughly wrung before they are
put into the tumble dryer. Clothes
that are dripping wet should not be
put into the dryer.
● Lighters and matches must not be
left in pockets and NEVER use
flammable liquids near the
machine.
● Glass fibre curtains should
NEVER be put in this machine. Skin
irritation may occur if other
garments are contaminated with the
glass fibres.
● Items that have been soiled with
substances such as cooking oil,
acetone, alcohol, petrol, kerosene,
spot removers, turpentine, waxes
and wax removers should be
washed in hot water with an extra
amount of detergent before being
dried in the tumble dryer.
● Fabric softeners, or similar
products, should be used as
specified by the fabric softener
instructions.
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INTRODUCTION
SAFETY REMINDERS
Ventilation
• Adequate ventilation must be
provided in the room where the The instructions for installation and
tumble dryer is located to prevent any fixing attachments, are provided
gases from appliances burning other with the staking kit.
fuels, including open fires, being
drawn into the room during operation
of the tumble dryer.
• Installing the rear of the appliance
close to a wall or vertical surface.
•There should be a gap of at least 12
mm between the machine and any
obstrubtions.The inlet and outlet
should be kept clear of obstruction.To
ensure adequate ventilation the
space between the bottom of the
machine and the floor must not be
obstructed.
Do not install the product in a
• Check regularly that the air flowing
through the dryer is not restricted.
low temperature room or in a room
• Check frequently the fluff filter after where there is a risk of frost
use, and clean, if necessary.
occurring. At temperature around
•Prevent items from falling or freezing point the product may not
collecting behind the dryer as these be able to operate properly: there
may obstruct the air inlet and outlet
is a risk of damage if the water is
• NEVER install the dryer up against allowed to freeze in the hydraulic
curtains.
circuit (valves, hoses, pumps). For
• In cases where the dryer is installed a better product performance the
on top of a washing machine, a
ambient room temperature must
suitable stacking kit must be used
be between +2°C and +35°C.
according to the follow configuration.
Please
note that operating in cold
-Stacking kit Mod 35100019: for
condition
(between +2 and +15°C)
minimum washing machine depth
might simply some water
49 cm
condensation
and water drops on
-Stacking kit Mod 35900120: for
floor.
minimum washing machine depth
51 cm
The stacking kit shall be one of that
above, obtainable from our spare
service.
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INSTALLATION
Environmental Issues
● All packaging materials used are
environmentally-friendly and recyclable.
Please help dispose of the packaging via
environmentally-friendly means. Your local
council will be able to give you details of current
means of disposal.
● To ensure safety when disposing of an old
tumble dryer disconnect the mains plug from
the socket, cut the mains power cable and
destroy this together with the plug. To prevent
children shutting themselves in the machine
break the door hinges or the door lock.
European Directive 2012/19/EU
This appliance is marked according
to the European directive 2012/19/EU
on Waste Electrical and Electronic
Equipment (WEEE).
WEEE contains both polluting substances
(which can cause negative consequences for
the environment) and basic components (which
can be re-used). It is important to have WEEE
subjected to specific treatments, in order to
remove and dispose properly all pollutants, and
recover and recycle all materials.
Individuals can play an important role in
ensuring that WEEE does not become an
environmental issue; it is essential to follow
some basic rules:
- WEEE should not be treated as household
waste.
- WEEE should be handed over to the relevant
collection points managed by the municipality
or by registered companies. In many countries,
for large WEEE, home collection could be
present.
In many countries, when you buy a new
appliance, the old one may be returned to the
retailer who has to collect it free of charge on a
one-to-one basis, as long as the equipment is of
equivalent type and has the same functions as
the supplied equipment.
GIAS Service
● To ensure the continued safe and efficient
operation of this appliance we recommend that
any servicing or repairs are only carried out by
an authorised GIAS service engineer.
Electrical Requirements
Tumble dryers are supplied to operate at a
voltage of 220-240V, 50 Hz single phase. Check
that the supply circuit is rated to at least 13A.
Electricity can be extremely dangerous.
This appliance must be earthed.
The socket outlet and the plug on the
appliance must be of the same type.
Do not use multiple adapters and/or
extension leads.
The plug should be accessible for
disconnection after the appliance has been
installed.
CE Appliance complies with European Directive
2004/108/EC, 2006/95/EC and subsequent
amendments.
If the appliance is not running properly or
breaks down, switch it off and disconnect the
plug from the socket. Consult GIAS Service for
possible repair.
You may be charged for a service call if a
problem with your machine is caused by
incorrect installation.
If the mains cord on this appliance is
damaged, it must be replaced by a special cord
which is ONLY obtainable from the spares
service. It must be installed by a competent
person.
Do not plug the machine in and switch it
on at the mains until the installation is
completed.For your safety, this dryer must be
correctly installed. If there is any doubt about
installation, call GIAS Service for advice.
Adjusting the Feet
Once the machine is in
place the feet should
be adjusted to ensure
that the machine is
level.
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PREPARING THE LOAD
Before using the tumble dryer for the first time:
● Please read this instruction book thoroughly.
● Remove all items packed inside drum.
● Wipe the inside of the drum and door with a
damp cloth to remove any dust which may
have settled in transit.
Maximum Drying Weight
● Cottons
● Synthetics
Sort the Load as Follows
● By care symbols
These can be found on the collar or inside seam:
Clothes Preparation
Make sure that the laundry you are going to dry
is suitable for drying in a tumble dryer, as shown
by the care symbols on each item.
Check that all fastenings are closed and that
pockets are empty. Turn the articles inside out.
Place clothes loosely in the drum to make sure
that they don't get tangled.
Do Not Tumble Dry:
Woollens, silk, delicate fabrics, nylon stockings,
delicate embroidery, fabrics with metallic decorations, garments with PVC or leather
trimmings, training shoes, bulky items such as
sleeping bags, etc.
IMPORTANT: Do not dry articles which
have been treated with a dry cleaning fluid or
rubber clothes (danger of fire or explosion).
During the last 15 minutes the load is always
tumbled in cool air.
Do not overload the drum, large items when
wet can exceed the maximum admissible clothes
load (for example: sleeping bags, duvets).
Max. 8 kg
Max. 4 kg
Suitable for tumble drying.
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Tumble drying at high temperature.
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Tumble drying at low temperature only.
Do not tumble dry.
If the item does not have a care label it must be
assumed that it is not suitable for tumble drying.
● By amount and thickness
Whenever the load is bigger than the dryer
capacity, separate clothes according to
thickness (e.g. towels from thin underwear).
● By type of fabric
Cottons/linen: Towels, cotton jersey, bed and
table linen.
Synthetics: Blouses, shirts, overalls, etc. made
of polyester or polyamid, as well as for cotton/synthetic mixes.
● By drying level
Sort into: iron dry, cupboard dry, etc. For delicate
articles press the Delicates button to select low
drying temperature.
Drying Guide
Energy Saving
Only put into the tumble dryer laundry which has
been thoroughly wrung or spin-dried. The drier the
laundry the shorter the drying time thus saving
electricity.
ALWAYS
● Try to dry the maximum weight of laundry, this will
save time and electricity.
● Check that the filter is clean before every drying
cycle.
NEVER
● Exceed the maximum weight, this will waste time
and electricity.
● Put dripping wet items into the tumble dryer, this
may damage the appliance.
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The standard cycle HANG DRY (
) is the most
energy efficient and best suited for drying normal wet
cotton laundry.
The table below shows the approximate time and
energy consumption of the main drying programmes.
CYCLE
LOAD
All Towels
Store Dry
Hang Dry
Hang Dry
Iron Dry
FULL
FULL
FULL
HALF
FULL
ENERGY
(kWh)
5,64
5,31
4,70
2,56
3,76
TIME
(Min)
214
185
157
91
129
Power consumption of "left on-mode"
0,80 W
Power consumption of "off-mode"
0,20 W
CONTROLS AND INDICATORS
Programme
Selector
Empty Water
Indicator
Filter Care
Indicator
Program
Display
Time Selection Delay Start Acrylic Synthetic
Button
Button
Button
Start/Pause
Button
Anti-Crease
Button
Control Panel and Indicator Lights
Knob: You can turn it in both directions to choose the required programme.
Time Selection
: To modify the drying timing of required programme; it works only with certain
programmes.
Delay start
: To delay the start of the drying cycle and to dry your laundry when electricity costs
less (please see dedicated section).
Delicate fabrics (symbol): when pulled, this indicator
turns off and this new one
turns on;
with this special function, the drying temperature is lower to better protect your delicate clothes.
Anti-crease
: Select the anti-crease function at the end of drying cycle. The drum keeps
moving at regular phases to refresh the laundry.
Cool down
: This indicator turns on during the final cool phase of the cycle.
Start/Pause
: To start the programme required or to pause the cycle.
Automatic programmes: Depending on desired programme, specific indicators turn on (please
see “programme list”); ECO indicator
turns on when you select a low consumption programme.
Filter care
: When on, please clean the filters.
Full water tank
: When on, please empty the water tank.
Memo Button – Allows user to record the programme by pressing simultaneously the AntiCrease and the Acrylic Synthetic buttons for 3 seconds, after 2 minutes duration of the chosen
programme/option.
SELECTING THE PROGRAMME
This machine has a special Sensor Dry to help you choose your
preferred programme simply by selecting the level of dryness
wanted.
For small loads and pre-dried clothes, please use a Timing
programme and select “Delicate fabrics” button to lower the
temperature inside the drum.
If the Sensor does not detect any item, this Dryer will work for only
10 minutes before starting the Cool down phase.
If the load is too big or too wet, this Dryer will automatically work for
3 hours and then start the Cool down phase.
At the end of each programme, there is always the Cool Down
phase: it is a cool-air refresh phase of around 15 minutes.
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SELECTING THE PROGRAMME
PROGRAMME
IDEAL FOR
All towels
Clothes you want completely dryed, e.g. towels, bathrobes, table clothes
or sheet. Time: around 3h.
Store Dry
Clothes you want to fold and store without ironing, e.g. shirts in mixed
fabrics, socks, baby clothes. Time: around 2h and 45 min.
Hang Dry
Iron Dry
Relax 12 Min.
Wool
Clothes you don’t need to iron, but just hang after the drying cycle. Time:
around 2h and 30 min.
Leave clothes slightly damp to allow easier ironing. Time: around 1h and
50 min.
Clothes you just need to refresh. Good for items of clothing which have been
left prior to ironing or if they have been dried outside or on radiators. This
programme has a specific Anti-Crease function that relaxes fibres and
makes easier ironing. Time: 9 min + 3 min cool down.
To soften your woollen clothes or to simply refresh them after a long time in
the wardrobe. Time: 12 min.
Mix & Dry
To dry mixed cotton and synthetic clothes: save time and no need to
separate the washing and dry them in different cycles. Time: around 2h
(max 4 kg).
Shirts
To dry shirts both cotton and synthetic fabrics. Time: 1h for 2kg of synthetic
shirts (around 10 shirts); 1h and 20 min for 3 kg of cotton shirts (around 10
shirts).
Rapid 40’
For dry, refreshed and ready to dress clothes in onyl 40 minutes. Sensor
system keeps under control the temperature to have always the best result.
Max 2 kg.
Time
If you want to choose drying times, from 30 to 180 minutes. By selecting “20
min” you choose a “cool programme”, ideal to refresh clothes and to remove
eventual smells.
Memo
Memo Program allows to re-perform a program that the user has saved before,
without selecting the correct sequence of program selector positions and option
buttons for that particular program.filters and air duct. This programme works for
around 2h, but time can change according to dimensions, density of load or
washing spin speed. At the end of the cycle, the duvet is ready for use; if some
parts are slightly wet, please shake the load and re-start the programme for few
minutes. If you need to dry a duvet filled with synthetic fabrics, please push
“Delicate fabrics” button.
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DOOR and FILTER
Opening the Door
Pull on handle to open
the door.
To restart the dryer,
close the door and
press Start/Pause
button .
WARNING! When the tumble dryer is in
use the drum and door may be VERY HOT.
Never stop a tumble dryer before the end of the
drying cycle unless all items are quickly
removed and spread out so that the heat is
dissipated.
Filter
IMPORTANT: To maintain the efficiency of the
dryer check that the fluff filter is clean before
each drying cycle.
1.Pull the
upwards.
filter
2. Open filter as shown.
3.Gently remove lint
using a soft brush or
your fingertips.
4.Snap the filter
together and push
back into place.
WATER CONTAINER
The water removed from the laundry during the
drying cycle is collected in a container at the
bottom of the dryer. When the container is full
the
indicator on the control panel will light,
and the container MUST be emptied. However,
we recommend that the container is emptied
after each drying cycle.
NOTE: Very little water will collect during the
first few cycles of a new machine as an internal
reservoir is filled first.
To Remove the Container
1.Gently pull the bottom
of the kickplate so that it
unclips from the dryer.
The top section can
then be unhinged
allowing the kickplate to
be completely
removed.
2.Pull firmly on the
handgrip and slide the
water container out of
the dryer
.
Support the container
with both hands. When
full, the water container
will weigh about 4kg.
3. Open the lid located
on the top of the
container and empty
the water.
Filter Care Indicator
Lights when the
filter needs cleaning.
If the laundry is not
drying check that the
filter is not clogged.
DO NOT USE WATER TO CLEAN THE FILTER.
4. Refit the lid and slide
the water container
back into position.
PUSH FIRMLY INTO
PLACE.
5. Refit the kickplate by
engaging the hinges at
the top and 'snapping'
the lower clips into
place.
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CONDENSER
Important: Always switch off and remove the
plug from the electricity supply before cleaning
the condenser.
To maintain the efficiency of the dryer regularly
check that the condenser is clean.
To Remove the Condenser
1.Remove the kickplate.
2. Turn the two locking levers
anti-clockwise and pull out
the condenser.
3.Pull out the condenser
unit.
4. Gently remove any dust or
fluff with a cloth, then wash
the unit by holding it under a
running tap turning it so that
water flows between the
plates, to remove any dust or
fluff.
5.Check the gasket position
after cleaning.Fit the gasket
in to the groove if it is
misaligned.
6.Refit the condenser ensuring
it is in the correct way (as
indicated by the arrow) and
pushed firmly into place. Lock
the two levers by turning them
clockwise.Be sure that
condenser unit fixed to the
basement tightly.
7. Refit the kickplate.
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OPERATION
1. Open the door and load the drum with
laundry. Ensure that garments do not hinder
closure of the door.
2. Gently close the door pushing it slowly until
you hear the door 'click' shut.
3. Turn the Programme Selector dial to select
the required drying programme (see Programme Guide).
4. If drying synthetics, acrylics or delicate items,
press the Delicates button to reduce the heat
level.
The light next to the push button will light up
when the machine is in low heat setting. To
deselect in the first few minutes of the
programme, press the Delicates button, after
this time reset the machine to change the
setting.
5. Press the Start/Pause button. The dryer will
start automatically and the DRY indicator will be
continuously lit.
6. If the door is opened during the programme to
check the laundry, it is necessary to press
Start/Pause to recommence drying after the
door has been closed.
7. When the cycle is nearing completion the
machine will enter the cool down phase, the
clothes will be tumbled in cool air allowing the
load to cool down.
8. When the programme is complete the END
indicator will light.
9. Following the completion of the cycle the
drum will rotate intermittently to minimize
creasing. This will continue until the machine is
switched OFF or the door is Opened.
OPERATION
Delay Start Function
The Delay Start Function allows the user to delay the start of the drying cycle by 3, 6 or 9 hours.
When the function is first selected the display will show a delay of 3 hours, subsequent presses of
the button will increase the delay to 6 or 9 hours.
To commence the programme press Start/Pause and the appliance will complete the drying cycle
at the end of this time. The 3, 6 or 9 hour indicator light will flash to indicate that the start delay is in
progress.
Cancelling and Resetting the Programme
To cancel a programme press the Start/Pause button for 3 seconds. The DRY light will flash to
indicate that it has been reset.
CLEANING AND ROUTINE MAINTENANCE
Cleaning the Dryer
● Clean the filter and empty the water
container after every drying cycle.
● Regularly clean the condenser.
● After each period of use, wipe the inside of
the drum and leave the door open for a while to
allow circulation of air to dry it.
● Wipe the outside of the machine and the
door with a soft cloth.
● DO NOT use abrasive pads or cleaning
agents.
Technical Specifications
Drum capacity
Maximum load
Height
Width
Depth
Energy Label Band
115 litres
8 kg
85 cm
60 cm
60 cm
B
Information for Test Laboratory
EN 61121 Programme
-DRY COTTON
-IRON DRY COTTON
-EASY-CARE TEXTILE
Programme To Use
-HANG DRY
-IRON DRY
-HANG DRY + SYNTHETIC
● To prevent the door sticking or the build up
of fluff periodically clean the inner door and
gasket with a damp cloth.
IMPORTANT Always switch off and remove
the plug from the electricity supply before
cleaning this appliance.
WARNING! The Drum, door and load may
be very hot.
For electrical data refer to the rating label on
the front of the dryer cabinet (with the door open).
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TROUBLESHOOTING
What Might be the Cause of...
Defects you can remedy yourself
Before calling GIAS Service for technical
advice please run through the following
checklist. A charge will be made if the machine
is found to be working or has been installed
incorrectly or used incorrectly.
If the problem persists after completing the
recommended checks, please call GIAS
Service, they may be able to assist you over the
telephone.
Drying time is too long/clothes are not dry
enough…
● Have you selected the correct drying
time/programme?
● Were the clothes too wet? Were the clothes
thoroughly wrung or spindried?
● Does the filter need cleaning?
● Is the dryer overloaded?
●Has the Delicates option been selected from
a previous cycle?
The dryer does not operate…
● Is there a working electricity supply to the
dryer? Check using another appliance such as
a table lamp.
● Is the plug properly connected to the mains
supply?
● Is there a power failure?
● Has the fuse blown?
● Is the door fully closed?
● Is the dryer switched on, both at the mains
supply and at the machine?
● Has the drying time or the programme been
selected?
● Has the machine been switched on again
after opening the door?
The dryer is noisy…
● Switch off the dryer and contact GIAS Service
for advice.
The Filter Care Indicator is on…
● Does the filter need cleaning?
The Empty Water Indicator is on…
● Does the water container need emptying?
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CUSTOMER SERVICE
Should there still be a problem with your dryer
after completing all the recommended checks,
please call GIAS Service for advice.
They may be able to assist you over the
telephone or arrange for a suitable appointment
for an engineer to call under the terms of your
guarantee. However, a charge may be made if
any of the following applies to your machine:
● Is found to be in working order.
● Has not been installed in accordance with the
installation instructions.
● Has been used incorrectly.
If the supply cord on this appliance is
damaged, it must be replaced by a special cord
which is only available from GIAS Service or an
authorised Hoover Dealer.
Spares
Always use genuine spares, available direct
from GIAS Service.
Spares Service Tel: 08443 712758
GIAS Service
For service and repairs call your local GIAS
Service engineer.
Phone GIAS on 08444 995599
Eire – 0818 2000021
The manufacturer declines all responsibility
in the event of any printing mistakes in this
booklet. The manufacturer also reserves the
right to make appropriate modifications to
its products without changing the essential
characteristics.
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