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Indesit IWME 127 UK Instruction for Use
Instructions for use
Installation, 2-3-4-5-6-7
Unpacking and levelling
Electric and water connections
The first wash cycle
Technical details
Instructions for the fitter
Care and maintenance, 8
Cutting off the water or electricity supply
Cleaning your appliance
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
Caring for your appliance door and drum
Cleaning the pump
Checking the water inlet hose
Precautions and advice, 9
IWME 127
General safety
Saving energy and respecting the environment
Washing machine description, 10-11
Control panel
Starting and Programmes, 12
Briefly: how to start a programme
Programme table
Personalisations, 13
Setting the temperature
Setting the spin speed
Detergents and laundry, 14
Detergent dispenser
Bleach cycle
Preparing your laundry
Special items
Troubleshooting, 15-16
Product Guarantee and Repair Information, 17
! 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
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).
NB:The plastic spacers
may fall down inside the
machine once the bolt
has been removed, and
will not interfere with the operation of the machine.
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.
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, furniture
cabinets or other.
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
Electric and water connections
Connecting the water inlet hose
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.
2. Connect the other
end of the water inlet
hose to the washing
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 next page).
! If the water inlet hose is not long enough,
contact a specialist store or an authorised
! Ensure that the supply taps are allowing water
through. Old taps may seize in the closed
position and thus prevent water reaching the
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
If it is place 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 in the Technical details table (see page 5);
• 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
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
Important: the wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green & Yellow
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 &
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 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:
! 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 cycle.
Technical data
IWME 127
width 59.5 cm
height 81.5 cm
depth 54.5 cm
from 1 to 7 kg
please refer to the technical
data plate fixed to the machine
maximum pressure 1 MPa
(10 bar)
minimum pressure 0.05
MPa (0.5 bar)
drum capacity 52 litres
up to 1200 rotations per
13 ampere fuse
Water connection
Spin speed
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.
! 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.
Test wash
cycles in
with regulations
Programme 5:
Cotton standard 60°C;
Programme 6:
Cotton standard 40°C.
This appliance conforms to
the following EC Directives:
- 2004/108/EC (Electromagnetic Compatibility)
- 2012/19/EU (WEEE)
- 2006/95/EC Low Voltage)
Instructions for the fitter
Door Mounting Accessories (Fig. 1-2-3-4-5).
Mounting the wooden panel onto the door
and inserting the machine into cabinets:
In the case where the machine must be shipped
for final installation after the wooden panel has
been mounted, we suggest leaving it in its original packaging. The packaging was designed
to make it possible to mount the wooden panel
onto the machine without removing it completely
(see figures below).
The wooden panel that covers the face of
the machine must not be less than 13 mm in
thickness and can be hinged on either the right
or left. For the sake of practicality when using
the machine, we recommend that the panel be
hinged on the same side as the door for the
machine itself - the left.
N° 2 Hinge Supports
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
N° 1 Magnet
Fig. 3
N° 2 Hinges
N° 1 Magnet plate
Fig. 4
N° 1 Rubber plug
Fig. 5
Tur seite
N° 4 Spacers
Fig. 4/B
- No. 6 type A self-threading screws, l =13 mm.
- No. 2 type B metric, countersunk screws, l =25;
for fastening the magnet plate to the cabinet.
- No. 4 type C metric screws, l =15 mm; for
mounting the hinge supports to the cabinet.
- No. 4 type D metric screws, l =7 mm; for
mounting the hinges on the supports.
Mounting the Parts onto the Face of the
- Fit the hinge supports to the appliance front
panel, positioning the hole marked with an arrow
in fig. 1 so that it is on the inner side of the front
panel. Fit a spacer (fig. 4/B) between the surfaces using type C screws.
- Fit the magnet plate at the top of the opposite
side, using type B screws to fix two spacers (fig.
4/B) between the plate and the surface.
Using the Drilling Template.
- To trace the positions of the holes on the lefthand side of the panel, align the drilling template
to the top left side of the panel using the lines
traced on the extremities as a reference.
- To trace the positions of the holes on the righthand side of the panel, align the drilling template
to the top right side of the panel.
- Use an appropriately sized router to mill the holes
for the two hinges, the rubber plug and the magnet.
Mounding the Parts onto the Wooden Panel
- Insert the hinges into the holes (the movable part of
the hinge must be positioned facing away from the
panel) and fasten them with the 4 type A screws.
- Insert the magnet into the top hole on the opposite side of the hinges and fasten it with the
two type B screws.
- Insert the rubber plug into the bottom hole.
The panel is now ready to be mounted onto the
Mounting the Panel into the machine.
Insert the nib of the hinge (indicated by the arrow
in fig. 2) into the hole for the hinge and push the
panel towards the front of the machine. Fasten
the two hinges with the type D screws.
Fastening the plinth guide.
If the machine is installed at the end of a set of
modular cabinets, mount either one or both of
the guides for the base molding (as shown in fig.
8). Adjust them for depth based on the position
of the base molding, and, if necessary, fasten
the base to the guides (fig. 9).
This is how to assemble the plinth guide (fig. 8):
Fasten angle P using screw R, insert plinth guide
Q into the special slot and once it is in the desired
position, lock it in place using angle P and screw R.
Inserting the machine into the Cabinet.
- Push the machine into the opening, aligning it
with the cabinets (fig. 6).
- Regulate the adjustable feet to raise the machine to the appropriate height.
- To adjust the position of the wooden panel in
both the vertical and horizontal directions, use
the C and D screws, as shown in fig. 7.
Important: close the lower part of the appliance
front by ensuring that the plinth rests against the floor.
Fig. 9
Accessories provided for the height
The following can be found inside the polystyrene
lid (fig. 10): 2 crossbars (G),
1 strip (M)
the following can be found
inside the appliance drum:
4 additional feet (H),
4 screws (I),
4 screws (R),
4 nuts (L),
2 plinth guides (Q)
Fig. 10
Adjusting the appliance height.
The height of the appliance can be adjusted (from
815 mm to 835 mm), by turning the 4 feet.
Should you require the appliance to be placed
higher than the above height, you need to use the
following accessories to raise it to up to 870 mm:
the two crossbars (G); the 4 feet (H); the 4 screws
(I); the 4 nuts (L) then perform the following operations (fig. 11): remove the 4 original feet, place a
crossbar G at the front of the appliance, fastening
it in place using screws I (screwing them in where
the original feet were) then insert the new feet H.
Repeat the same operation at the back of the
appliance. Now adjust feet H to raise or lower the
appliance from 835 mm to 870 mm.
Once you have reached the desired height, lock
nuts L onto crossbar G.
To adjust the appliance to a height between 870
mm and 900 mm, you need to mount strip M,
adjusting feet H to the required height.
Insert the strip as follows:
loosen the three screws N situated at the front of
the Top cover of the appliance, insert strip M as
shown in fig. 12, then fasten screws N.
Fig. 6
Fig. 8
600 min
820 ÷ 900
Fig. 7
Fig. 11
Fig. 12
Care and maintenance
Cutting off the water or electricity
2. clean the interior thoroughly;
3. screw the lid back on.
• Turn off the water tap after every wash. This
will limit the wear of your appliance’s water
system and also prevent leaks.
• Unplug your appliance when cleaning it and
during all maintenance operations.
Checking the water inlet hose
Cleaning your appliance
The exterior and rubber parts of your appliance can
be cleaned with a soft cloth soaked in lukewarm
soapy water. Do not use solvents or abrasives.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
Remove the dispenser by pulling it out
(see figure).
Wash it under running
water; this operation
should be repeated
Caring for your appliance door and
• Always leave the appliance door ajar to prevent unpleasant odours from forming.
Cleaning the pump
The washing machine is fitted with a self-cleaning
pump that does not require any maintenance.
Sometimes, small items (such as coins or buttons) may fall into the pre-chamber that protects
the pump, situated in the lower part of the same.
! Make sure the wash cycle has ended and
unplug the appliance.
To access the pre-chamber:
1. unscrew the lid rotating it anti-clockwise (see figure): a little
water may trickle out.
This is perfectly normal;
Check the water inlet hose at least once a year. If
you see any cracks, replace it immediately: during
the wash cycles, water pressure is very strong and
a cracked hose could easily split open.
! Never use hoses that have already been used.
Precautions and advice
! The washing machine was designed and built in compliance with the applicable international safety regulations. The
following information is provided for your safety and should
consequently be read carefully.
General safety
• This appliance has been designed for non-professional,
household use and its functions must not be changed.
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.
• Never touch the washing machine when barefoot or with wet or damp hands or feet.
• Do not pull on the power supply cable to unplug the appliance from the electricity socket. Pull the plug out yourself.
• Do not open the detergent dispenser while the appliance is in operation.
• Do not touch the drain water as it could reach very high temperatures.
• Never force the washing machine door: this could
damage the safety lock mechanism designed to prevent any accidental openings.
• In the event of a malfunction, do not under any circumstances touch internal parts in order to attempt repairs.
• Always keep children well away from the appliance while in operation.
• The appliance door tends to get quite hot during the wash cycle.
• Should it have to be moved, proceed with the help 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 your laundry into the washing machine, make sure the drum is empty.
• Disposing of the packaging material:
observe local regulations, so the packaging can be re-used.
• The European Directive 2012/19/EU - WEEE 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.
Saving energy and respecting the environment
Environmentally-friendly technology
If you only see a little water through your appliance door,
this is because thanks to the latest Indesit technology, your
washing machine only needs less than half the amount
of water to get the best results: an objective reached to
respect the environment.
Saving on detergent, water, energy and time
• To avoid wasting resources, the washing machine
should be used with a full load. A full load instead of two half loads allows you to save up to 50% on
• The pre-wash cycle is only necessary on extremely soiled garments. Avoiding it will save on detergent, time, water and between 5 and 15% energy.
• Treating stains with a stain remover or leaving them to soak before washing will cut down the need to wash them at high temperatures. A programme at
60°C instead of 90°C or one at 40°C instead of 60°C will save up to 50% on energy.
• Use the correct quantity of detergent depending on the water hardness, how soiled the garments are and the amount of laundry you have, to avoid wastage and to protect the environment: despite being biodegradable, detergents do contain ingredients that alter the natural balance of the environment. In addition, avoid using fabric softener as much as possible.
• If you use your washing machine from late in the afternoon until the early hours of the morning, you
will help reduce the electricity board’s peak load.
The Delay Timer option helps to organise your wash
cycles accordingly.
• If your laundry has to be dried in a tumble dryer, select a high spin speed. Having the least water possible in your laundry will save you time and energy in the drying process.
Washing machine description
Control panel
Detergent dispenser
Detergent dispenser: to add detergent and fabric
PROGRAMME knob: to select the wash programmes.
The knob stays still during the cycle.
LEDS: to find out which wash cycle phase is under way.
If the Delay Timer function has been set, the time left until
the programme starts will be indicated.
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.
SPIN SPEED knob: to set the spin speed or exclude the
spin cycle completely.
FUNCTION buttons: to select the functions available.
The button corresponding to the function selected will
remain on.
TEMPERATURE knob: to set the temperature or the
cold wash cycle.
START/RESET button: to start the programmes or
cancel any incorrect settings.
ON-OFF/DOOR LOCK Led: to find out whether the
washing machine is on and if the appliance door can be
ON/OFF button: to turn the washing machine on and off.
The LEDS provide important information.
This is what they can tell you:
Delay set:
If the Delay Timer function has been enabled, once you
have started the programme, the LED corresponding to
the delay set will begin to flash:
Cycle phase under way:
During the wash cycle, the LEDs gradually illuminate on to
indicate the cycle phase under way:
Spin cycle
Note: during draining, the LED corresponding to the Spin
cycle phase will be turned on.
As time passes, the remaining delay will be displayed,
and the corresponding LED will flash:
Function buttons
The FUNCTION BUTTONS also act like LEDS.
When a function is selected, the corresponding button is
If the function selected is incompatible with the programme
set, the button will flash and the function will not be enabled.
If you set a function that is incompatible with another function you selected previously, only the last one selected
will be enabled.
Once the set delay is complete, the flashing LED will turn
off and the programme set will start.
If this LED is on, the appliance door is locked to prevent it from being opened accidentally; to avoid any damages, wait for
the LED to flash before you open the appliance door.
! The rapid flashing of the ON-OFF/DOOR LOCK Led together with the flashing of at least one other LED indicates there is an
Starting and Programmes
Briefly: starting a programme
1. Switch the washing machine on by pressing button . All the
LEDS will light up for a few seconds and the ON-OFF/
DOOR LOCK Led will begin to flash.
2. Load your laundry into the washing machine and shut
the appliance door.
3. Set the PROGRAMME knob to the programme required.
4. Set the wash temperature.
5. Set the spin speed.
6. Add the detergent and any fabric softener.
7. Start he programme by pressing the START/RESET button.
To cancel it, keep the START/RESET button pressed for
at least 2 seconds.
8. When the programme is finished, the ON-OFF/DOOR
LOCK Led will flash to indicate that the appliance door
can be opened. Take out your laundry and leave the
appliance door ajar to allow the drum to dry thoroughly.
Turn the washing machine off by pressing button
Max. load (kg)
dampness %
Total water lt
12 Daily: to refresh lightly soiled garments quickly (not suitable for wool, silk
and clothes which require washing by hand).
13 Special Shoes
2 pairs
14 Special Sport
Partial programmes
Spin + Drain
Wash cycles
Programme table
Description of the wash cycle
White prewash: extremely soiled whites.
White Cotton: extremely soiled whites.
Colour Cotton: lightly soiled whites and delicate colours.
Easy care: heavily soiled resistant colours.
Easy care: (3): lightly soiled resistant colours.
Cotton Standard 60°C (1): heavily soiled whites and resistant colours.
Cotton Standard 40°C (2): lightly soiled whites and delicate colours.
Wool: for wool, cashmere, etc.
Cotton Standard 20°C: lightly soiled whites and delicate colours.
Time 4 you
9 Flash Clean: Heavily soiled whites and fast colours
10 Flash Colours: Lightly soiled whites and delicate colours (shirts, jumpers, etc.)
11 Flash Nylon: Delicate colours (all types of slightly soiled garments)
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 regulation 1061/2010: set wash cycle 5 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 regulation 1061/2010: set wash cycle 6 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 6 with a temperature of 40°C.
3) Long wash cycle for synthetics: set wash cycle 4; with a temperature of 40°C.
-For programmes 9 and 10, we advise against exceeding a wash load of 3.5 kg.
-For programme 14 we advise against exceeding a wash load of 2,5 kg.
Cotton Standard 20° (wash cycle 8) ideal for lighlty 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.
Daily (programme 12 for Synthetics) is designed to wash lightly soiled garments in a short amount of time: it only lasts 30 minutes and allows
you to save on both time and energy. By setting this programme (13 at 30°C), you can wash different fabrics together (except for woollen and
silk items), with a maximum load of 3 kg. We recommend the use of liquid detergent.
Setting the temperature
Turn the TEMPERATURE knob to set the wash temperature (see Programme table).
The temperature can be lowered, or even set to a cold wash ( ).
Setting the spin speed
Turn the SPIN SPEED knob to set the spin speed for the programme selected.
The maximum spin speeds for each programme are as follows:
Maximum spin speed
1200 rpm
1000 rpm
800 rpm
The spin speed can be lowered, or the spin cycle can be excluded altogether by selecting symbol
The washing machine will automatically prevent you from selecting a spin speed higher than the maximum speed for each
Note: to avoid excessive vibrations, before every spin cycle the machine distributes the load in a uniform manner by continuously rotating the drum at a speed which is slightly faster than the normal washing speed.
When, despite repeated attempts, the load is still not evenly distributed, the machine spins at a lower speed than the set
If the load is excessively unbalanced, the machine attempts to distribute it instead of spinning.
The balancing attempts may extend the total duration of the cycle, up to a maximum of 10 minutes.
To enable a function:
1. press the button corresponding to the desired function, according to the table below;
2. the function is enabled when the corresponding button is illuminated.
- If the function selected is incompatible with the programme set, the button will flash and the function will not be enabled.
- If you set a function that is incompatible with another function you selected previously, only the last one selected will be
Delays the start of the wash by up
to 9 hours.
Pess the button repeatedly until the LED corresponding to the
desired delay is turned on. The fifth time the button is pressed, the
function will be disabled.
N.B.: Once you have pressed the Start/Reset button, the delay
can only be decreased if you wish to modify it.
Bleaching cycle designed to remove the toughest stains.
Please remember to pour the bleach into extra compartment 4
(see page 14).
Delay Timer
Easy iron
This option is incompatible with the EASY IRON option.
- to conclude the cycle, press the START/RESET button;
By selecting this function, the
- to run the draining cycle alone, set the knob to the relative
wash and spin cycles will be
and press the START/RESET button.
modified in order to reduce the
formation of creases. At the end
of the cycle the washing machine
will perform slow rotations of the
This option is incompatible with the BLEACHING option.
Increases the efficiency of the rinse. Recommended when the appliance has a full load or with large
quantities of detergent.
Extra Rinse
Detergents and laundry
Detergent dispenser
Good washing results also depend on the correct dose of
detergent: adding too much detergent won’t necessarily
make for a more efficient wash, and may in fact cause
build up on the interior of your appliance and even pollute
the environment.
! Do not use hand washing detergents because these
create too much foam.
! Use powder detergent for white cotton garments, for
pre-washing, and for washing at temperatures over 60°C.
! Follow the instructions given on the detergent packaging.
Open up the detergent
dispenser and pour in
the detergent and fabric
softener, as follows.
! Do not use hand wash detergent because it may form
too much foam.
Bleach cycle
! Traditional bleach should be used on sturdy white
fabrics, and delicate bleach for coloured fabrics, synthetics and for wool.
Preparing your laundry
• Divide your laundry according to:
- the type of fabric/the symbol on the label.
- the colours: separate coloured garments from whites.
• Empty all pockets and check for loose buttons.
• Do not exceed the values listed in the “Table of wash
cycles”, which refer to the weight of the laundry when dry.
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
compartment 1: Detergent for pre-wash (powder)
Before pouring in the detergent, make sure that extra
compartment 4 has been removed.
compartment 2: Detergent for the wash cycle
(powder or liquid)
Liquid detergent should only be poured in immediately
prior to the wash cycle start.
compartment 3: Additives (fabric softeners, etc.)
The fabric softener should not overflow from the grid.
extra compartment 4: Bleach
To run the bleach cycle alone, pour the bleach into extra
compartment 4, set the Rinse programme
and enable
the “Bleaching” option. To bleach during a wash cycle, pour
in the detergent and fabric softener, set the desired programme and enable the “Bleaching” option (see page 13).
The use of extra compartment 4 excludes the possibility
of using the pre-wash cycle.
Place extra compartment
4, provided, into compartment 1.
When pouring in the bleach,
be careful not to exceed the
“max” level indicated on the
central pivot (see figure).
Special items
Wool: the wool wash cycle of this machine has been
tested and approved by The Woolmark Company for the
washing of wool containing garments labelled as “hand
wash” provided that the garments are washed according
to the instructions on the garment label and those issued
by the manufacturer of this washing machine. (M1126)
In UK, Eire, Hong Kong and India the Woolmark trade
mark is a Certification trade mark.
Your washing machine could fail to work. Before calling for Assistance (see page 16), make sure the problem can’t easily be
solved by consulting the following list.
Possible causes/Solution:
The machine does not switch on.
• The appliance is not plugged into the socket fully, or not enough to make
• There is no power to the socket, or the fuse has blown in the mains plug.
The wash cycle does not start.
The door is not closed properly.
The ‘ON/OFF’ button has not been pressed.
The ‘START/RESET’ 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
The water inlet hose is kinked.
The water inlet hose is not connected to the water supply.
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/RESET’ 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.
• 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
• The Pump filter is blocked.
• The “Easy iron” function is enabled: to complete the programme, press the START/RESET button (see page 13).
• The drain hose is kinked.
• 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 ‘Spin Speed’ selector knob is in the
The machine does not heat or
poor wash results.
• The ‘Temperature’ selector knob is in the
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’
next page).
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.
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
• 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 90 degree wash cycle with detergent and no laundry.
The machine door cannot be
• 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.
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).
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.
• 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 indicated on pages 2 to 4.
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
Product Guarantee and
Repair Information
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
- 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.
Recycling and 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 mains socket, and the door cannot
be locked shut.
Repairs and After Sales
For product help and advice, repairs, spare parts or
accessories, we’re here to help.
For local repair engineers - 03448 111 606
ROI - 0818 313 413
UK standard local rate applies
ROI local Irish rate applies
For Parts and Accessories visit:
Please remember to register your appliance at to activate your 10 year
parts guarantee.
How to find your model and serial number:
Indesit Company Spa
Viale Aristide Merloni, 47
60044 Fabriano (AN)
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