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Indesit PWE 8148 S (UK) Instruction for Use
Instructions for use
English, 1
Installation, 2-3-4-5
Unpacking and levelling
Connecting the electricity and water supplies
The first wash cycle
Technical data
Description of the washing machine, 6-7
Control panel
Running a wash cycle, 8
Wash cycles and options, 9
Table of programmes and wash cycles
Wash options
PWE 8148 S
Detergents and laundry, 10
Detergent dispenser drawer
Preparing the laundry
Special wash cycles
Precautions and advice, 11
General safety
Opening the porthole door manually
Care and maintenance, 12
Cutting off the water and electricity supplies
Cleaning the washing machine
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer
Cleaning the pump
Checking the water inlet hose
Troubleshooting, 13
Service and Guarantee, 14-15-16
Before calling for Assistance
! This instruction manual should be kept in a safe place for
future reference. If the washing machine is sold, transferred
or moved, make sure that the instruction manual remains
with the machine so that the new owner is able to
familiarise himself/herself with its operation and features.
Levelling the machine correctly will provide it with stability,
help to avoid vibrations and excessive noise and prevent it
from shifting while it is operating. If it is placed on carpet or
a rug, adjust the feet in such a way as to allow a sufficient
ventilation space underneath the washing machine.
! Read these instructions carefully: they contain vital
information relating to the safe installation and operation of
the appliance.
Connecting the electricity and water
Unpacking and levelling
Connecting the water inlet hose
1. Remove the washing machine from its packaging.
2. Make sure that the washing machine has not been
damaged during the transportation process. If it has been
damaged, contact the retailer and do not proceed any
further with the installation process.
3. Remove the 4 protective
screws (used during
transportation) and the
rubber washer with the
corresponding spacer,
located on the rear part of
the appliance (see figure).
4. Close off the holes using the plastic plugs provided.
5. Keep all the parts in a safe place: you will need them
again if the washing machine needs to be moved to
another location.
! Packaging materials should not be used as toys for
2. Connect the inlet hose
to the washing machine
by screwing it onto the
corresponding water inlet
of the appliance, which is
situated on the top righthand side of the rear part of
the appliance (see figure).
3. Make sure that the hose is not folded over or bent.
! The water pressure at the tap must fall within the values
indicated in the Technical details table (see next page).
1. Install the washing machine on a flat sturdy floor, without
resting it up against walls, furniture cabinets or anything
2. If the floor is not perfectly
level, compensate for any
unevenness by tightening
or loosening the adjustable
front feet (see figure);
the angle of inclination,
measured in relation to the
worktop, must not exceed
1. Connect the supply pipe
by screwing it to a cold
water tab using a ¾ gas
threaded connection (see
Before performing the
connection, allow the
water to run freely until it is
perfectly clear.
! If the inlet hose is not long enough, contact a specialised
shop or an authorised technician.
! Never use second-hand hoses.
! Use the ones supplied with the machine.
Connecting the drain hose
65 - 100 cm
Where it connects to
the waste water pipe
cut end off spigot or
remove the blanking cap
Connect the drain hose,
without bending it, to a
draining duct or a wall
drain situated between
65 and 100 cm from the
The drain hose may
be connected to an
under-sink trap. Before
connecting the drain
hose from the machine
ensure that any blanks
or removable ends have
been taken off the spigot.
If it is place over the
edge of a basin or sink
be sure the free end of
the hose should not be
! We advise against the use of hose extensions; in case
of absolute need, the extension must have the same
diameter as the original hose and must not exceed 150
cm in length.
Ensure that if the drain hose is pushed into a standpipe,
that the end does not go down more than 15cms (6
inches). If the hose is pushed down too far, this may
cause the machine to self -syphon ie. continuously
empty as it is filling.
Electric connection
Before plugging the appliance into the mains socket,
make sure that:
• the supply voltage is included within the values indicated on the Technical details table
(see page 5);
• the socket is compatible with the washing machine’s
plug. If this is not the case, replace the socket or the plug.
Your appliance is now supplied with a 13 amp fused plug
it can be plugged into a 13 amp socket for immediate use.
Before using the appliance please read the instructions below.
Replacing the fuse:
When replacing a faulty fuse, a 13 amp ASTA approved
fuse to BS 1362 should always be used, and the fuse
cover re-fitted. If the fuse cover is lost, the plug must not
be used until a replacement is obtained.
Replacement fuse covers:
If a replacement fuse cover is fitted, it must be of the
correct colour as indicated by the coloured marking or the
colour that is embossed in words on the base of the plug.
Replacements can be obtained directly from your nearest
Service Depot.
Removing the plug:
If your appliance has a non-rewireable moulded plug
and you should wish to re-route the mains cable through
partitions, units etc., please ensure that either:
the plug is replaced by a fused 13 ampere re-wearable
plug bearing the BSI mark of approval.
the mains cable is wired directly into a 13 amp cable
outlet, controlled by a switch, (in compliance with BS
5733) which is accessible without moving the appliance.
Disposing of the plug:
Ensure that before disposing of the plug itself, you make
the pins unusable so that it cannot be accidentally inserted
into a socket.
Instructions for connecting cable to an alternative plug:
Important: the wires in the mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Green & Yellow
• the socket is earthed and in compliance with the applicable law;
• the socket is able to sustain the appliance’s maximum power load indicated in the Technical details table (see page 5);
As the colours of the wires in the lead may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifyng the
terminals in your plug, proceed as follows:
Connect Green & Yellow wire to terminal marked E or
or coloured Green or Green & Yellow.
Connect Brown wire to terminal marked L or coloured
Connect Blue wire to terminal marked N or coloured
If a 13 amp plug (BS 1363) is used it must be fitted with a
13 amp fuse, either in the plug or adaptor or at the
distribution board.
If you are in any doubt the electrical supply to your
machine, consult a qualified electrician before use.
How to connect an alternative plug:
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in accordance
with the following code:
Disposing of the appliance:
When disposing of the appliance please remove the plug
by cutting the mains cable as close as possible to the
plug body and dispose of it as described above.
13 ampere fuse
! The washing machine should not be installed in
an outdoor environment, not even when the area is
sheltered, because it may be very dangerous to leave it
exposed to rain and thunderstorms.
! When the washing machine is installed, the mains
socket must be within easy reach.
! Do not use extensions or multiple sockets.
! The power supply cable must never be bent or
dangerously compressed.
! The power supply cable must only be replaced by an
authorised serviceman.
Warning! The company denies all liability if and when
these norms are not respected.
The first wash cycle
Once the appliance has been installed, and before you use
it for the first time, run a wash cycle with detergent and no
laundry, setting the 90°C programme without a pre-wash
Technical data
PWE 8148 S
width 59.5 cm
height 85 cm
depth 62 cm
from 1 to 8 kg
please refer to the technical data plate
fixed to the machine
Water connections
maximum pressure 1 MPa (10 bar)
minimum pressure 0.05 MPa (0.5 bar)
drum capacity 62 litres
Spin speed
up to 1400 rotations per minute
Energy rated
according to
programme 1; temperature 60°C;
using a load of 8 kg.
EN 60456
This appliance conforms to the following
EC Directives:
- 89/336/EEC dated 03/05/89 (Electromagnetic Compatibility) and subsequent
- 2006/95/EC (Low Voltage)
- 2002/96/EC
Description of the washing
Control panel
buttons and
indicator lights
indicator light
Detergent dispenser drawer
button and indicator
Detergent dispenser drawer: used to dispense
detergents and washing additives ( see “Detergents and
button: press to set a delayed start for
the selected wash cycle; the delay period appears on the
button: press this briefly to switch the machine
on or off. The START/PAUSE indicator light which flashes
slowly in a blue colour shows that the machine is switched
on. To switch off the washing machine during the wash
cycle, press and hold the button for approximately 3
seconds; if the button is pressed briefly or accidentally the
machine will not switch off.
If the machine is switched off during a wash cycle, this
wash cycle will be cancelled.
button and indicator light: when the
blue indicator light flashes slowly, press the button to start
a wash cycle. Once the cycle has begun the indicator light
will remain lit in a fixed manner. To pause the wash cycle,
press the button again; the indicator light will flash in an
amber colour. If the symbol is not illuminated, the door
may be opened. To start the wash cycle from the point at
which it was interrupted, press the button again.
desired wash cycle (see “Table of programmes and wash
OPTION buttons and indicator lights: press to select the
available options. The indicator light corresponding to the
selected option will remain lit.
button: press to reduce or completely exclude
the spin cycle; the value appears on the display.
button: press to reduce or
completely exclude the temperature; the value appears on
the display.
DOOR LOCKED indicator light:
The lit symbol indicates that the door is locked. To prevent
any damage, wait until the symbol turns off before opening
the door.
To open the door while a cycle is in progress, press the
START/PAUSE button; if the DOOR LOCKED symbol is
switched off the door may be opened.
Standby mode
This washing machine, in compliance with new energy
saving regulations, is fitted with an automatic standby
system which is enabled after a few minutes if no activity is
detected. Press the ON-OFF button briefly and wait for the
machine to start up again.
The display is useful when programming the machine and provides a great deal of information.
The duration of the available wash cycles and the remaining time of a running cycle appear in section A; if the DELAYED
START option has been set, the countdown to the start of the selected wash cycle will appear.
Pressing the corresponding button allows you to view the maximum spin speed and temperature values attained by the
machine during the set wash cycle, or the values selected most recently, if these are compatible with the set wash cycle.
The hour-glass flashes while the machine is processing data, depending on the wash cycle and Smart level selected.
After a maximum of 10 minutes, the “hour-glass” icon remains lit in a fixed manner and the final amount of time remaining
is displayed. The hour-glass icon will then switch off approximately 1 minute after the final amount of time remaining has
The “wash cycle phases” corresponding to the selected wash cycle and the “wash cycle phase” of the running wash cycle
appear in section B:
Main wash
The icons corresponding to “temperature”, “spin” and “delay timer” (working from the left) are displayed in section C.
The “temperature” bars
indicate the maximum temperature level which may be selected for the set cycle.
The “spin” bars
indicate the maximum spin level which may be selected for the set cycle.
The “delay” symbol , when lit, indicates that the set “delayed start” value has appeared on the display.
Running a wash cycle
the START/PAUSE indicator light will flash slowly in a
blue colour.
2. LOAD THE LAUNDRY. Open the porthole door.
Load the laundry, making sure you do not exceed
the maximum load value indicated in the table of
programmes and wash cycles on the following page.
detergent dispenser drawer and pour the detergent into
the relevant compartments as described in “Detergents
and laundry”.
SELECTOR knob to select the desired wash cycle. A
temperature and spin speed is set for each wash cycle;
these values may be adjusted. The duration of the cycle
will appear on the display.
6. CUSTOMISE THE WASH CYCLE. Use the relevant
Modify the temperature and/or spin speed.
The machine automatically displays the maximum
temperature and spin speed values set for the selected
cycle, or the most recently-used settings if they are
compatible with the selected cycle. The temperature
can be decreased by pressing the
button, until
the cold wash “OFF” setting is reached. The spin
speed may be progressively reduced by pressing
button, until it is completely excluded (the
“OFF” setting). If these buttons are pressed again, the
maximum values are restored.
Setting a delay timer.
To set a delayed start for the selected cycle, press the
corresponding button repeatedly until the required delay
period has been reached. When this option has been
activated, the
symbol lights up on the display. To
remove the delayed start setting, press the button until
the text “OFF” appears on the display.
Modify the cycle settings.
• Press the button to enable the option; the indicator
light corresponding to the button will switch on.
• Press the button again to disable the option; the
indicator light will switch off.
! If the selected option is not compatible with the set
wash cycle, the indicator light will flash and the option
will not be activated.
! If the selected option is not compatible with
a previously selected one, the indicator light
corresponding to the first function selected will flash and
only the second option will be activated; the indicator
light for the option which has been activated will be
Note: if the SMART option has been selected, none of
the incompatible options may be activated.
! The options may affect the recommended load value
and/or the duration of the cycle.
PAUSE button. The corresponding indicator light will
turn blue, remaining lit in a fixed manner, and the door
will be locked (the DOOR LOCKED symbol will be lit).
To change a wash cycle while it is in progress, pause
the washing machine using the START/PAUSE button
(the START/PAUSE indicator light will flash slowly in an
amber colour); then select the desired cycle and press
the START/PAUSE button again.
To open the door while a cycle is in progress, press the
START/PAUSE button; if the DOOR LOCKED symbol
is switched off the door may be opened. Press the
START/PAUSE button again to restart the wash cycle
from the point at which it was interrupted.
8. THE END OF THE WASH CYCLE. This will be
indicated by the text “END” on the display; when the
DOOR LOCKED symbol switches off the door may be
opened. Open the door, unload the laundry and switch
off the machine.
! If you wish to cancel a cycle which has already begun,
press and hold the
button. The cycle will be stopped
and the machine will switch off.
Load balancing system
Before every spin cycle, to avoid excessive vibrations
before every spin and to distribute the load in a uniform
manner, the drum rotates continuously at a speed which
is slightly greater than the washing rotation speed. If,
after several attempts, the load is not balanced correctly,
the machine spins at a reduced spin speed. If the load is
excessively unbalanced, the washing machine performs
the distribution process instead of spinning. To encourage
improved load distribution and balance, we recommend
small and large garments are mixed in the load.
Wash cycles and options
Table of programmes and wash cycles
Smart cycles
White Cotton: extremely soiled whites.
White Cotton (1): heavily soiled whites and resistant colours.
White Cotton (2): heavily soiled whites and delicate colours.
Cotton: heavily soiled whites and resistant colours.
Coloured Cotton (3): lightly soiled whites and delicate colours.
Cotton: lightly soiled whites and delicate colours.
Synthetics: lightly soiled resistant colours.
Mix-Cool 30’: to refresh lightly soiled garments quickly (not suitable for
wool, silk and clothes which require washing by hand).
Special cycles
Wool: for wool, cashmere, etc.
Delicates: for garments in silk and viscose, lingerie.
Duvets: for down-stuffed garments
Max. speed
wash softener
Sport Shoes
Max. 2
Partial cycles
Cycle duration
The duration of the wash cycles can be checked on the display.
Description of the wash cycle
For all Test Institutes:
1) Test wash cycle in compliance with regulation EN 60456: select wash cycle 1 with a temperature of 60°C.
2) Long wash cycle for cottons: select wash cycle 1 with a temperature of 40.
3) Short wash cycle for cottons: select wash cycle 3 with a temperature of 40.
Wash options
option optimises washing to suit the quantity
of laundry loaded into the machine, thereby reducing the
overall wash cycle duration while minimising water and energy
button to select the type of
consumption. Press the
wash cycle desired:
Intense: vigorous wash cycle for garments with a heavy soil
Perform: standard wash cycle for garments with a normal soil
Fast: quick wash cycle for garments with a light soil level.
! This may only be used in conjunction with wash cycles 1, 2,
3, 4, 5 (all three levels) and 6, 7, 8 (Perform and Fast levels).
Extra Rinse
By selecting this option, the efficiency of the rinse is increased
and optimal detergent removal is guaranteed. It is particularly
useful for sensitive skin.
! It cannot be used in conjunction with wash cycles 8, , .
respectively). To end the cycle, press the START/PAUSE
button or the EASY IRON button. For wash cycles number
10-12, the machine will end the cycle while the laundry
is soaking; the EASY IRON and START/PAUSE indicator
lights will flash. To drain the water so that the laundry may
be removed, press the START/PAUSE button or the EASY
IRON button.
! It cannot be used in conjunction with wash cycles 8, 9,
13, , .
Cool Wash
The Cool Wash function saves energy by not heating the
water used to wash your laundry – an advantage both to
the environment and to your energy bill. Instead, intensified
wash action and water optimisation ensure great wash
results in the same average time of a standard cycle.
For the best washing results we recommend the usage of
a liquid detergent.
! It cannot be used in conjunction with wash cycles 7, 8, 9,
10, 11, 13, , , .
Easy iron
By selecting this function, the wash and spin cycles will
be modified in order to reduce the formation of creases.
At the end of the cycle the washing machine will perform
slow rotations of the drum, while the EASY IRON and
START/PAUSE indicator lights will flash (blue and orange
Detergents and laundry
Detergent dispenser drawer
Successful washing results also depend on the correct
dose of detergent: adding too much detergent will not
necessarily result in a more efficient wash, and may in
fact cause build up on the inside of your appliance and
contribute to environmental pollution.
! Do not use hand washing detergents; they create too
much foam.
Open the detergent
dispenser drawer and pour
in the detergent or washing
additive, as follows.
Compartment A: Washing detergent (powder or
Liquid detergent should only be poured in immediately
prior to the start of the wash cycle.
Compartment B: Additives (fabric softeners, etc.)
The fabric softener should not overflow the grid.
Extra compartment C: we recommend this
compartment is used for liquid detergent.
Mix-Cool 30’: this wash cycle was designed to wash
lightly soiled garments quickly: it lasts just 30 minutes
and therefore saves both energy and time. By selecting
wash cycle 8, it is possible to wash different fabrics
(except for wool and silk items) using a cold cycle, up to
a maximum load of 3 kg.
Wool: wash cycle 9 can be used to wash all woollen
garments in the machine, even those carrying the “hand
wash only”
label. To achieve the best results, use a
special detergent and do not exceed the maximum load of
2 kg.
Delicates: use special wash cycle 10 to wash all silk
garments. We recommend the use of special detergent
which has been designed to wash delicate clothes.
Curtains: we recommend you fold the curtains and place
them in a pillow case or mesh bag. Use wash cycle 10.
Duvet: to wash double or single duvets (the weight
of which should not exceed 3 kg), cushions or clothes
padded with goose down such as puffa jackets, use the
special wash cycle number 11 “Duvet”. We recommend
that duvets are placed in the drum with their edges folded
inwards (see figure) and that no more than ¾ of the total
volume of the drum is used.
To achieve the best results, we recommend that a
liquid detergent is used and placed inside the detergent
dispenser drawer.
Preparing the laundry
• Divide the laundry according to:
- the type of fabric/the symbol on the label
- the colours: separate coloured garments from whites.
• Empty all garment pockets and check the buttons.
• Do not exceed the listed values, which refer to the
weight of the laundry when dry:
Durable fabrics: max. 8 kg
Synthetic fabrics: max. 3.5 kg
Delicate fabrics: max. 2 kg
Wool: max. 2 kg
Silk: max. 2 kg
How much does your laundry weigh?
1 sheet 400-500 g
1 pillow case 150-200 g
1 tablecloth 400-500 g
1 bathrobe 900-1,200 g
1 towel 150-250 g
Special wash cycles
Jeans: turn the garments inside out before washing and
use liquid detergent. Use wash cycle 6.
Shirts: use special wash cycle 7 to wash shirts in various
fabrics and colours. It guarantees maximum care is taken
of the garments and minimises the formation of creases.
Outwear (wash cycle 12): is studied for washing waterrepellent fabrics and winter jackets (e.g. Gore-Tex,
polyester, nylon); for best results, use a liquid detergent
and dosage suitable for a half-load; pre-treat necks,
cuffs and stains if necessary; do not use softeners or
detergents containing softeners. Stuffed duvets cannot
be washed with this programme.
Sport Shoes (wash cycle 13): is for washing sports
shoes; for best results, do not wash more than 2 pairs
Precautions and tips
! This washing machine was designed and constructed
in accordance with international safety regulations. The
following information is provided for safety reasons and
must therefore be read carefully.
General safety
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons (inclu
ding children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless
they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for
their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the appliance.
• This appliance was designed for domestic use only.
• Do not touch the machine when barefoot or with wet or
damp hands or feet.
• Do not pull on the power supply cable when unplugging
the appliance from the electricity socket. Hold the plug
and pull.
• Do not open the detergent dispenser drawer while the
machine is in operation.
• Do not touch the drained water as it may reach
extremely high temperatures.
• Never force the porthole door. This could damage the
safety lock mechanism designed to prevent accidental
• If the appliance breaks down, do not under any
circumstances access the internal mechanisms in an
attempt to repair it yourself.
• Always keep children well away from the appliance while
it is operating.
• The door can become quite hot during the wash cycle.
• If the appliance has to be moved, work in a group of two
or three people and handle it with the utmost care. Never
try to do this alone, because the appliance is very heavy.
• Before loading laundry into the washing machine, make
sure the drum is empty.
Opening the porthole door manually
In the event that it is not possible to open the porthole
door due to a powercut, and if you wish to remove the
laundry, proceed as follows:
1. remove the plug from the
electrical socket.
2. make sure the water level
inside the machine is lower
than the door opening; if
it is not, remove excess
water using the drain hose,
collecting it in a bucket as
indicated in the figure.
3. remove the cover panel on the lower front part of the
washing machine (see overleaf).
4. pull outwards using the tab as indicated in the figure,
until the plastic tie-rod is freed from its stop position; pull
downwards and open the door at the same time.
5. reposition the panel, making sure the hooks are securely
in place before you push it onto the appliance.
• Disposing of the packaging materials: observe local
regulations so that the packaging may be re-used.
• The European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, 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 obli
gation, 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.
Care and maintenance
Cutting off the water and electricity
• Turn off the water tap after every wash cycle. This will limit
wear on the hydraulic system inside the washing machine
and help to prevent leaks.
2. Unscrew the lid by
rotating it anti-clockwise
(see figure): a little water
may trickle out. This is
perfectly normal.
• Unplug the washing machine when cleaning it and during
all maintenance work.
Cleaning the washing machine
The outer parts and rubber components of the appliance
can be cleaned using a soft cloth soaked in lukewarm soapy
water. Do not use solvents or abrasives.
3. Clean the inside thoroughly.
4. Screw the lid back on.
5. Reposition the panel, making sure the hooks are
securely in place before you push it onto the appliance.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
Checking the water inlet hose
To remove the drawer, press
lever (1) and pull the drawer
outwards (2) (see figure).
Wash it under running water;
this procedure should be
repeated frequently.
Cleaning the pump
The washing machine is fitted with a self-cleaning pump
which does not require any maintenance. Sometimes, small
items (such as coins or buttons) may fall into the protective
pre-chamber at the base of the pump.
! Make sure the wash cycle has finished and unplug the
To access the pre-chamber:
1. Take off the cover panel
on the front of the machine
by first pressing it in the
centre and then pushing
downwards on both sides
until you can remove it (see
Check the inlet hose at least once a year. If there are any
cracks, it should be replaced immediately: during the wash
cycles, water pressure is very strong and a cracked hose
could easily split open.
! Never use second-hand hoses.
Your washing machine could occasionally fail to work. Before contacting the Technical Assistance Service (see “ Service”),
make sure that the problem cannot be not solved easily using the following list.
Possible causes / Solutions:
The washing machine does not
switch on.
• The appliance is not plugged into the socket fully, or not enough to make
• There is no power in the house.
The wash cycle does not start.
The washing machine door is not closed properly.
The ON/OFF button has not been pressed.
The START/PAUSE button has not been pressed.
The water tap has not been opened.
A delayed start has been set.
The washing machine does not fill • The water inlet hose is not connected to the tap.
with water (the text “H2O” flashes • The hose is bent.
on the display).
• The water tap has not been opened.
• There is no water supply in the house.
• The pressure is too low.
• The START/PAUSE button has not been pressed.
The washing machine continuously • The drain hose is not fitted at a height between 65 and 100 cm from the floor
takes in and drains water.
(see “Installation”).
• The free end of the hose is under water (see “Installation”).
• The wall drainage system is not fitted with a breather pipe.
If the problem persists even after these checks, turn off the water tap, switch the
appliance off and contact the Technical Assistance Service. If the dwelling is on one
of the upper floors of a building, there may be problems relating to water drainage,
causing the washing machine to fill with water and drain continuously. Special antidraining valves are available in shops and help to prevent this inconvenience.
The washing machine does not
drain or spin.
• The wash cycle does not include draining: some cycles require the draining
process to be enabled manually.
• The EASY IRON option is enabled: To complete the wash cycle, press the
START/PAUSE button (see “Wash cycles and options”).
• The drain hose is bent (see “Installation”).
• The drainage duct is clogged.
The washing machine vibrates a
lot during the spin cycle.
• The drum was not unlocked correctly during installation (see “Installation”).
• The washing machine is not level (see “Installation”).
• The washing machine is trapped between cabinets and walls (see “Installation”).
The washing machine leaks.
• The water inlet hose is not screwed on properly (see “Installation”).
• The detergent dispenser drawer is blocked (for cleaning instructions, see “Care
and maintenance”).
• The drain hose is not fixed properly (see “Installation”).
The “option” and START/PAUSE
indicator lights flash rapidly and an
error code appears on the display
(e.g.: F-01, F-..).
• Switch off the machine and unplug it, wait for approximately 1 minute and then
switch it back on again.
If the problem persists, contact the Technical Assistance Service.
There is too much foam.
• The detergent is not suitable for machine washing (it should display the text “for
washing machines” or “hand and machine wash”, or the like).
• Too much detergent was used.
Before contacting the Technical Assistance Service:
• Check whether you can solve the problem alone (see “Troubleshooting”).
• Restart the wash cycle to check whether the problem has been solved.
• If this is not the case, contact an authorised Technical Assistance Centre.
! Always request the assistance of authorised technicians.
Have the following information to hand:
• the type of problem;
• the appliance model (Mod.);
• the serial number (S/N).
This information can be found on the data plate applied to the rear of the washing machine, and can also be found on the
front of the appliance by opening the door.
12 Months Parts and Labour Guarantee
Your appliance has the benefit of our manufacturer’s guarantee, which covers the cost of breakdown repairs for twelve
months from the date of purchase.
This gives you the reassurance that if, within that time, your appliance is proven to be defective because of either
workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion, either repair or replace the appliance at no cost to you.
This guarantee is subject to the following conditions:
The appliance has been installed and operated correctly and in accordance with our operating and maintenance instructions.
The appliance is used only on the electricity or gas supply printed on the rating plate.
The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only.
The appliance has not been altered, serviced, maintained, dismantled, or otherwise interfered with by any person not authorised by us.
Any repair work must be undertaken by us or our appointed agent.
Any parts removed during repair work or any appliance that is replaced become our property.
The appliance is used in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.
The guarantee does not cover:
Damage resulting from transportation, improper use, neglect or interference or as a result of improper installation.
Replacement of any consumable item or accessory . These include but are not limited to:
plugs, cables, batteries, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and starters, covers and filters.
Replacement of any removable parts made of glass or plastic.
5 Year Parts Guarantee
Indesit also offers you a free 5 year parts guarantee. This additional guarantee is conditional on you registering your appliance
with us and the parts being fitted by one of our authorised engineers. There will be a charge for our engineer’s time. To
activate the extra parts warranty on your appliance, simply call our registration line on 08448 24 24 24 (Republic of
Ireland 01 230 0800).
Extended Guarantees
We offer a selection of repair protection plans that enable you to fully cover yourself against the expense of repair bills for the
life of your policy. To find the ideal plan for you please call our advice line on
08448 226 226 (Republic of Ireland 01 230 0233).
Free Helpdesk Service
We have a dedicated team who can provide free advice and assistance with your appliance if you experience any technical
difficulties within the first 90 days of ownership. Simply call our Indesit Service Hotline on 08448 224 224 (Republic of
Ireland 0818 313 413) for telephone assistance, or, where necessary, to arrange for an engineer to call.
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After Sales Service
No one is better placed to care for your Indesit appliance during the course of its working life than us - the manufacturer.
Essential Contact Information
Indesit Service
We are the largest service team in Europe offering you access to 400 skilled telephone advisors and 1100 fully qualified
engineers on call to ensure you receive fast, reliable, local service.
UK: 08448 224 224
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
Please note: Our advisors will require the following information:
Model number:
Serial number:
Parts and Accessories
We supply a full range of genuine replacement parts as well as accessory products that protect and hygienically clean your
appliance to keep it looking good and functioning efficiently throughout its life.
UK: 08448 225 225
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
Appliance Registration
We want to give you additional benefits of Indesit ownership. To activate your free 5 year parts guarantee you must register
your appliance with us.
UK: 08448 24 24 24
Republic of Ireland: 01 230 0800
Indesit Company UK Ltd. Morley Way, Peterborough, PE2 9JB
Indesit Company Unit 49 Airways Industrial Estate, Dublin 17
Recycling & Disposal Information
As part of Indesit’s continued commitment to helping the environment, Indesit reserves the right to use quality, recycled
components to keep down customer costs and minimise material wastage.
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances carefully. To minimise the risk of injury to children, remove the door, plug and
cut the mains cable off flush with the appliance. Dispose of these parts separately to ensure that the appliance can no longer
be plugged into a mains socket, and the door cannot be locked shut.
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