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Hotpoint HE7L 692P UK Instruction for Use
Instructions for use
WASHING MACHINE
Contents
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English,1
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Installation, 2-3-4-5
Unpacking and levelling
Electric and water connections
The first wash cycle
Technical data
Care and maintenance, 6
Cutting off the water or electricity supply
Cleaning the washing machine
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer
Caring for the door and drum of your appliance
Cleaning the pump
Checking the water inlet hose
Precautions and tips, 7
HE7L 692
General safety
Disposal
Opening the porthole door manually
Description of the washing machine
and starting a wash cycle, 8-9
Control panel
Indicator lights
Starting a wash cycle
Wash cycles, 10
Table of wash cycles
Personalisation, 11
Setting the temperature
Setting the spin speed
Functions
Detergents and laundry, 12
Detergent dispenser drawer
Preparing the laundry
Garments requiring special care
Load balancing system
Troubleshooting, 13-14
Assistance, 15-16
EXPERIENCE
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Installation
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! Keep this instruction manual in a safe place
for future reference. Should the appliance be
sold, transferred or moved, make sure the
instruction manual accompanies the washing
machine to inform the new owner as to its
operation and features.
! Read these instructions carefully: they contain
vital information on installation, use and safety.
Unpacking and levelling
Unpacking
! This is a separate
part of the polystyrene base and should
be removed with the
base.
! IMPORTANT check
when unpacking
your machine.
1. Unpack the washing
machine.
2. Check whether the
washing machine has
been damaged during
transport. If this is the
case, do not install
it and contact your
retailer.
3. Remove the 4 protective screws and the rubber bush with the
respective spacer, situated on the rear of the
appliance (see also the installation leaflet).
4. Seal the gaps using the plastic plugs provided.
5. Keep all the parts: you will need them again
if the washing machine needs to be moved to
another location.
! Packaging materials are not children’s toys.
Levelling
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Your machine may
make a considerable
amount of noise if the
two front feet have not
been adjusted correctly.
1. Install the washing
machine on a flat sturdy
floor, without resting it up
against walls, cabinets
or anything else.
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 according to the
worktop, must not exceed 2°.
Levelling your appliance correctly will provide
it with stability and avoid any vibrations, noise
and shifting during operation. If it is placed on
a fitted or loose carpet, adjust the feet in such
a way as to allow enough room for ventilation
beneath the washing machine.
Electric and water connections
Connecting the water inlet hose
1. Connect the supply
pipe by screwing it to
a cold water tap using
a 3/4 gas threaded
connection (see figure).
Before performing the
connection, allow the
water to run freely until
it is perfectly clear.
2. Connect the other
end of the water inlet
hose to the washing
machine,
screwing it onto the
appliance’s cold water
inlet, situated on the
top right-hand side on
the rear of the appliance (see figure).
3. Make sure there are no kinks or bends in the
hose.
! The water pressure at the tap must be within
the values indicated in the Technical details
table (on the page 5).
! If the water inlet hose is not long enough,
contact a specialist store or an authorised
serviceman.
! Ensure that the supply taps are allowing water through. Old taps may seize in the closed
position and thus prevent water reaching the
machine.
! Never use second-hand or old inlet hoses;
use the products 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 floor;
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 placed over
the edge of a basin
or sink be sure the
free end of the hose
should not be underwater.
! 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 socket is earthed and in compliance with
the applicable law;
• the socket is able to sustain the appliance’s
maximum power load indicated on the Technical Data Plate fixed on the machine;
• the supply voltage is included within the
values indicated on the Technical Data Plate
fixed on the machine.
• 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.
WARNING - THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE
EARTHED.
THE FOLLOWING OPERATIONS SHOULD
BE CARRIED OUT BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.
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
rewireable plug bearing the BSI mark of approval.
or:
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 Earth
Blue
Neutral
Brown
Live
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As the colours of the wires in the lead may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying 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 Red.
Connect Blue wire to terminal marked N or
coloured Black.
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 regarding 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:
BLUE
NEUTRAL (N)
BROWN
LIVE (L)
GREEN & YELLOW
EARTH (E)
GREEN &
YELLOW
BROWN
BLUE
13 ampere fuse
CROSS-BAR
CORD GRIP
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 on the previous page.
! The washing machine should not be installed
in an outdoor environment, not even where
the area is sheltered, because it may be very
dangerous to leave it exposed to damp, 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.
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! 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 60°C programme.
Technical data
Model
HE7L 692
Dimensions
width 59.5 cm
height 85 cm
depth 53.5 cm
Capacity
from 1 to 7 kg
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Electrical
please refer to the technical
connections data plate fixed to the machine
Water connections
Spin speed
Test wash
cycles in
accordance with
directives
1061/2010
and
1015/201
maximum pressure
1 MPa (10 bar)
minimum pressure
0.05 MPa (0.5 bar)
drum capacity 52 litres
up to 1600 rotations per
minute
;
Programme
Cotton Standard 60°.
Programme
;
Cotton Standard 40°.
This appliance conforms to
the following EC Directives:
- 2004/108/EC (Electromagnetic Compatibility)
- 2006/95/EC (Low Voltage)
- 2002/96/EC
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Care and maintenance
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Cutting off the water and electricity supplies
• 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.
• Unplug the washing machine when cleaning
it and during all maintenance work.
2. unscrew the lid
by rotating it anticlockwise (see figure): a little water may
trickle out. This is
perfectly normal;
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.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer
Remove the dispenser
by raising it and pulling it out (see figure).
Wash it under running
water; this operation
should be repeated
frequently.
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Caring for the door and drum of
your appliance
• Always leave the porthole door ajar in order
to prevent unpleasant odours from forming.
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 pre-chamber which
protects the pump, situated in its bottom part.
! Make sure the wash cycle has finished and
unplug the appliance.
To access the pre-chamber:
1. using a screwdriver, remove the cover
panel on the lower
front part of the washing machine (see
figure);
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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.
Checking the water inlet hose
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.
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 was designed for domestic use only.
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including 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.
• 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 opening.
• 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.
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3. using a screwdriver, remove the cover panel on the lower front part of the washing
machine (see figure).
Disposal
• 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 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.
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.
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Description of the washing
machine and starting a wash cycle
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Control panel
WASH CYCLE PROGRESS
indicator lights
SPIN SPEED knob
DOOR
LOCKED
ON/OFF button
TEMPERATURE
indicator light
knob
START/PAUSE
Detergent dispenser drawer
FUNCTION
WASH CYCLE
knob
Detergent dispenser drawer: used to dispense
detergents and washing additives (see “Detergents and
laundry”).
ON/OFF button: switches the washing machine on and off.
WASH CYCLE knob: programmes the wash cycles. During the wash cycle, the knob does not move.
FUNCTION buttons with indicator light: used to select the
available functions. The indicator light corresponding to the
selected function will remain lit.
TEMPERATURE knob: sets the temperature or the cold
wash cycle (see “Personalisation”).
SPIN SPEED knob: sets the spin speed or exclude the
spin cycle completely (see “Personalisation”).
WASH CYCLE PROGRESS indicator lights: used to
monitor the progress of the wash cycle.
The illuminated indicator light shows which phase is in
progress.
DOOR LOCKED indicator lights: indicates whether the
door may be opened or not (see next page).
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button with indicator
light
buttons with
indicator lights
START/PAUSE button with indicator light: starts or temporarily interrupts the wash cycles.
N.B. To pause the wash cycle in progress, press this
button; the corresponding indicator light will flash orange,
while the indicator light for the current wash cycle phase
will remain lit in a fixed manner. If the DOOR LOCKED
indicator light is switched off, the door may be opened.
To start the wash cycle from the point at which it was
interrupted, press this button again.
Standby mode
This washing machine, in compliance with new energy saving regulations, is fitted with an automatic standby system
which is enabled after about 30 minutes if no activity is
detected. Press the ON-OFF button briefly and wait for the
machine to start up again.
Consumption in off-mode: 0,5 W
Consumption in Left-on: 0,5 W
Indicator lights
The indicator lights provide important information.
This is what they can tell you:
Wash cycle phase indicator lights
Once the desired wash cycle has been selected and has
begun, the indicator lights switch on one by one to indicate
which phase of the cycle is currently in progress.
Door locked indicator light
If this indicator light is on, the appliance door is locked to
prevent it from being opened accidentally; to avoid any
damage, wait for the indicator light to switch off before you
open the appliance door.
! If the START/PAUSE indicator light (orange) flashes rapidly
at the same time as the function indicator light, this indicates
a problem has occurred (see “Troubleshooting”).
Wash
Rinse
Spin
Pump out
End of wash cycle
Function buttons and corresponding indicator lights
When a function is selected, the corresponding indicator
light will illuminate.
If the selected function is not compatible with the programmed wash cycle, the corresponding indicator light will flash
and the function will not be activated.
If a function which is incompatible with another function
selected previously, only the most recent selection will
remain active.
Starting a wash cycle
1. Switch the washing machine on by pressing the ON/OFF button. All the indicator lights will turn on for a few seconds,
then only the indicator lights relative to the selected programme settings will remain lit and the START/PAUSE indicator light
will flash.
2. Load the laundry and close the door.
3. Set the WASH CYCLE knob to the desired programme.
4. Set the washing temperature (see “Personalisation”).
5. Set the spin speed (see “Personalisation”).
6. Measure out the detergent and washing additives (see “Detergents and laundry”).
7. Select the desired functions.
8. Start the wash cycle by pressing the START/PAUSE button and the corresponding indicator light will remain lit in a fixed
manner, in green.
To cancel the set wash cycle, pause the machine by pressing the START/PAUSE button and select a new cycle.
9. At the end of the wash cycle the
indicator light will switch on. The DOOR LOCKED indicator light will switch off, indicating that the door may be opened. Take out your laundry and leave the appliance door ajar to make sure the drum dries
completely. Switch the washing machine off by pressing the ON/OFF button.
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Wash cycles
Max. load
(kg)
Residual
dampness%
Energy consumption kWh
Total water lt
Cycle duration
Max.
speed
(rpm)
Fabric
softener
Description of the wash cycle
Max.
temp.
(°C)
Wash
Table of wash cycles
Wash cycles
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

4
4
-
-
-
180’
180’


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71
1.10 52.5 190’
Detergents
Essentials
1
2
Anti Stain
Whites
Cotton Standard 60°C (1): heavily soiled whites and resistant colours.
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5
40°
1600
60°
1600
60°
1600
(Max. 90°)
Cotton Standard 40°C (2): lightly soiled resistant and delicate colours.
40°
1600


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71
1.09
92
185’
Synthetics: heavily soiled resistant colours.
60°
40°
800
800
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


3.5
3.5
44
44
0.93
0.57
47
46
115’
100’
60°
40°
40°
30°
1600
1000
800
0
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




4
4
1.5
1
-
-
-
195’
145’
70’
80’
60°
1600


3.5
71
0.81
40
60’
20°
1600


7
-
-
-
170’
1600


7
71
0.17
63
80’
800


3
48
0.07
30
70’
800


3
71
0.04
34
30’
Synthetics (3): lightly soiled resistant colours.
Specials
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7
8
9
10
Anti Allergy
Baby
Wool: for wool, cashmere, etc.
Delicates
Fast Wash 60’: to refresh normal soiled garments quickly (not
suitable for wool, silk and clothes which require washing by hand).
Eco Cycle
11 Cotton Standard 20°: lightly soiled resistant and delicate colours.
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13 Synthetics
14 Fast Wash
Cold
Water
Cold
Water
Cold
Water
Partials cycles
A
Rinse
-
1600
-

7
-
-
-
36’
B
Spin+Pump out
-
1600
-
-
7
-
-
-
16’
The length of cycle shown on the display or in this booklet is an estimation only and is calculated assuming standard working conditions. The actual duration can vary according to factors such as water temperature and pressure, the amount of detergent used, the amount and type of load inserted, load balancing and any wash options selected.
1) Test wash cycle in compliance with directive 1061/2010: set wash cycle
with a temperature of 60°C.
This cycle is designed for cotton loads with a normal soil level and is the most efficient in terms of both electricity and water consumption; it should be used for
garments which can be washed at 60°C. The actual washing temperature may differ from the indicated value.
2) Test wash cycle in compliance with directive 1061/2010: set wash cycle
with a temperature of 40°C.
This cycle is designed for cotton loads with a normal soil level and is the most efficient in terms of both electricity and water consumption; it should be used for
garments which can be washed at 40°C. The actual washing temperature may differ from the indicated value.
For all Test Institutes:
2) Long wash cycle for cottons: set wash cycle
with a temperature of 40°C.
3) Long wash cycle for synthetics: set wash cycle 5 with a temperature of 40°C.
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Personalisation
Setting the temperature
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Turn the TEMPERATURE knob to set the wash temperature (see Table of wash cycles).
The temperature may be lowered, or even set to a cold wash ( ).
The washing machine will automatically prevent you from selecting a temperature which is higher than the maximum value
set for each wash cycle.
! Exception: if the
programme is selected, the temperature can be increased up to a value of 90°C.
Setting the spin speed
Turn the SPIN SPEED knob to set the spin speed for the selected wash cycle.
The maximum spin speeds available for each wash cycle are as follows:
Wash cycles
Maximum spin speed
Cottons
1600 rpm
Synthetics
800 rpm
Wool
800 rpm
Silk
drain only
The spin speed may be lowered, or the spin cycle can be excluded altogether by selecting the symbol .
The washing machine will automatically prevent you from selecting a spin speed which is higher than the maximum speed
set for each wash cycle.
Functions
The various wash functions available with this washing machine will help to achieve the desired results, every time.
To activate the functions:
1. Press the button corresponding to the desired function;
2. the function is enabled when the corresponding indicator light is illuminated.
Note: If the indicator light flashes rapidly, this signals that this particular function may not be selected in conjunction with the
selected wash cycle.
Time Saver
If you select this option, the wash cycle duration will be reduced by up to 50%, depending on the selected cycle, thereby guaranteeing simultaneous water and energy saving. Use this cycle for lightly soiled garments.
! It cannot be used in conjunction with wash cycles 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, A, B.
Reduced Creases
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; the REDUCED CREASES and START/PAUSE indicator lights will flash (orange) and the
phase will remain lit in a fixed manner. To end the cycle, press the START/PAUSE
button or the REDUCED CREASES button.
! This function may not be used in conjunction with wash cycles 1, 2, 6, 8, 12, 13, 14, A, B.
Extra rinse
By selecting this function, the efficiency of the rinse is increased and optimal detergent removal is guaranteed. It is particularly
useful for sensitive skin.
! This function may not be used in conjunction with wash cycles 6, 9, 14, B.
Super Wash
Because a greater quantity of water is used in the initial phase of the cycle, and because of the increased cycle duration, this
function offers a high-performance wash.
! This function may not be used in conjunction with wash cycles 2, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, B.
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Detergents and laundry
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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.
! Use powder detergent for white cotton garments, for prewashing, and for washing at temperatures over 60°C.
! Follow the instructions given on the detergent packaging.
! 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.
2
*
1
! Do not pour detergent into
the middle compartment (*).
Detergent should only be
poured into the compartment 1.
compartment 1: Detergent for the wash cycle
(powder or liquid)
For best results liquid detergent should be poured in the
dispenser immediately before the start of the programme.
compartment 2: Additives (fabric softeners, etc.)
The fabric softener should not overflow the grid.
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: see “Table of wash cycles”.
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
Garments requiring special care
Anti Stain: the programme 1 is suitable to heavily-soiled
garments with resistant colours. It ensures a washing
class that is higher than the standard class (A class). When
running the programme, do not mix garments of different
colours. We recommend the use of powder detergent.
Pre-treatment with special additives is recommended if
there are obstinate stains.
Whites: use this cycle 2 to wash white clothes. The programme is designed to maintain the brightness of white
clothes over time. Use powder detergent for best results.
Anti Allergy: use programme 6 to remove major allergens
such as pollen, mites, cat’s and dog’s hair.
Baby: use the special wash cycle 7 to remove the remove
the soiling typically caused by babies, while removing all traces of detergent from nappies in order to prevent the delicate
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skin of babies from suffering allergic reactions. The cycle has
been designed to reduce the amount of bacteria by using a
greater quantity of water and optimising the effect of special
disinfecting additives added to the detergent.
Wool: the “Wool” wash cycle on this Hotpoint machine has
been tested and approved by The Woolmark Company
for washing wool garments labelled as hand washable
provided that the garments are washed according to the
instructions on the garment label and those issued by the
manufacturer of this washing machine. Hotpoint is the first
washing machine brand to be approved by The Woolmark
Company for Apparel Care- Platinum for its washing performance and consumption of energy and water. (M1126)
Delicates: use programme 9 to wash very delicate
garments having strasses or sequins.
We recommend turning the garments inside out before
washing and placing small items into the special bag for
washing delicates.
Use liquid detergent on delicate garments for best results.
To wash silk garments and curtains select cycle 9 and
then function “Reduced Creases” (in this case it will also be
possible to enable the “Extra Rinse” option); the machine
will end the cycle while the laundry is soaking, the “Reduced
Creases” and START/PAUSE indicator lights will flash (orange)
and the RINSE phase will remain lit in a fixed manner. To drain
the water so that the laundry may be removed, press the
START/PAUSE button or the “Reduced Creases” button.
Cotton Standard 20°: (programme 11) ideal for heavily soiled
cotton loads. The effective performance levels achieved at
cold temperatures, which are comparable to washing at 40°,
are guaranteed by a mechanical action which operates at
varying speed, with repeated and frequent peaks.
Eco cycles
The Eco Cycles assure energy saving by eliminating the
need of heating water and it’s an advantage both to your
energy bill and the environment! These innovative Eco
programmes (Cottons 12, Synthetics 13 and Fast Wash14)
are available for various fabrics and different quantity of
garment; they have been designed to guarantee a high
cleaning action even at low temperature and can be used
for lightly to medium soiled loads. Eco Cycles give the
best results thanks to an intensified wash action, water
optimization and are carried out in the same average time
of a standard cycle. For the best washing results with Eco
Cycles we recommend the usage of a liquid detergent.
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.
Troubleshooting
Your washing machine could fail to work. Before contacting the Technical Assistance Centre (see “Assistance”), make sure
that the problem cannot be solved easily using the following list.
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Problem:
Possible causes / Solutions:
The machine does not switch on.
• The appliance is not plugged into the socket fully, or not enough to make contact.
• There is no power to the socket, or the fuse has blown in the mains plug.
The wash cycle does not start.
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The 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 turned on to allow water to flow into the machine.
A delayed start has been set.
The machine does not fill with wa• The water inlet hose is kinked.
ter or the indicator light for the first • The water inlet hose is not connected to the water supply.
wash cycle stage flashes rapidly.
• The water pressure is too low.
• The water tap has not been turned on to allow water to flow into the machine.
• There is no water supply to the house.
• The inlet valve filter is blocked.
• The START/PAUSE button has not been pressed.
The machine continuously fills with
water and continually drains away
or Water left in the drum
or Stuck on wash.
• The top of the drain hose is too low - It must be fitted at a height between 65
and 100 cm from the floor (see “Installation”).
• The drain hose is connected incorrectly to the sink trap allowing water to run
into the machine, the drain hose must be positioned higher than the bottom of
the sink to prevent water flowing down the drain hose.
• The end of the drain hose has been pushed too far down the standpipe, the
‘U’ bracket should be fitted 100 mm from the end of the drain hose.
The machine does not drain or
spin.
• The Pump filter is blocked.
• The drain hose is kinked (see “Installation”).
• New Installation - The blanking cap or spigot has not been removed if connected under a sink.
• The drain hose or sink trap is blocked.
• The wash cycle does not include draining, some wash cycles require the drain
phase to be started manually.
• The REDUCED CREASES function button has been activated. To complete
the wash cycle, press the START/PAUSE button.
The machine does not heat or poor
wash results.
• The ‘Temperature’ selector knob is in the “ ” position.
The programme takes too long.
• Programme times will vary due to water pressure, the incoming water temperature and if the wash load goes out of balance. This will increase the programme times accordingly (see ‘ The machine wont spin properly’ below).
The machine vibrates a lot during
the spin cycle.
• The feet have not been adjusted, enabling the machine to rock.
• New Installation - Either the Transit Bolts including the plastic spacers, or the
Polystyrene Packaging have not been removed when installing the machine.
• The machine is trapped between cabinets and/or walls.
• The load is in a slight out of balance condition and machine is spinning, but at
a lower speed.
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The machine is noisy.
• There will always be some motor, pump and drum noise during spin.
The machine wont spin properly.
• Out of Balance detected when attempting to go into a spin cycle - If this
happens the machine will continue to try to repeat the distribution of the load
required before the machine will go into higher spin speeds - This will increase
the programme time accordingly. This is a safety feature to prevent damage.
Out of Balance can be caused by washing a single heavy item (eg duvet, quilt,
etc). - Try the programme again using a different load.
The machine leaks from the
dispenser.
• The dispenser drawer is blocked with detergent and requires cleaning.
• The water pressure is too high and requires turning down - turn down the tap
on the water supply pipe slightly and try again.
• The machine is tilting forwards - It must be level when in its final position.
The machine leaks (other than dispenser).
• The fill hose is loose, check both the cabinet and tap ends.
• The fill hose is tight but still leaks, if so replace the rubber washers, or the fill
hose is missing the rubber washer.
• The drain hose is not fixed in properly.
The indicator lights on the console
are flashing rapidly.
• 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.
The machine smells.
• The machine requires a service wash. Run a 60 degree wash cycle with detergent and no laundry.
The machine door cannot be
opened.
• The door will not open until the door lock indicator light goes out shortly after
the program has finished.
Door Seal damaged at the bottom.
• The door seal has drainage holes at the bottom - This is normal.
The water level is too low when
the machine is washing.
• The water level is correct if it can be seen at the bottom of the door.
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 - less detergent is required in soft water.
After completing the programme,
or before starting a programme,
the machine has turned itself off
(no lights).
• To comply with new energy saving regulations the machine is fitted with an
automatic standby system. Press ‘ON/OFF’ button for 3 seconds to activate
the machine, it can then either be switched off or a new programme selected.
General.
• Your washing machine contains sensors that monitor progress during the wash
cycle (eg: Water Levels, Temperatures, Out of Balance loads, Wash time/progress).
Normally, if your machine successfully completes the cycle, there is unlikely to
be anything wrong!
Remember, you will be charged for a service call for problems caused by incorrect installation, as listed above.
Not emptying contents from pockets may cause pump or drain blockages, or may damage the machine.
Do not wash items which do not have a wash label, or wash items that are not intended as machine washable.
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Assistance
Guarantee
GB
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:
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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:
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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.
THIS GUARANTEE WILL NOT APPLY IF THE APPLIANCE HAS BEEN USED IN COMMERCIAL
OR NON-DOMESTIC PREMISES.
5 Year Parts Guarantee
Hotpoint 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 (ROI 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 Hotpoint 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. If we cannot resolve the technical problem we will replace your
machine or, if you prefer, give you your money back.
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After Sales Service
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No one is better placed to care for your Hotpoint appliance during the course of its working
life than us - the manufacturer.
Essential Contact Information
Hotpoint Service
We are the largest service team in Europe offering you access to 400 skilled telephone advisors and 1000
fully qualified engineers on call to ensure you receive fast, reliable, local service.
UK: 08448 224 224
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
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
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
Appliance Registration
We want to give you additional benefits of Hotpoint 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
www.hotpointservice.co.uk
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Indesit Company Unit 49 Airways Industrial Estate,Dublin 17
Recycling & Disposal Information
As part of Hotpoint’s continued commitment to helping the environment, Hotpoint 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
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