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Whirlpool BHWD 149 (UK)/1 Instruction for Use
Instructions for use
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English, 1
Installation, 2-3-4-5-6-7
Unpacking and levelling
Connecting the electricity and water supplies
The first wash cycle
Technical data
Instructions for the fitter
Care and maintenance, 8
BHWD 149
Cutting off the water or electricity supply
Cleaning the Washer-dryer
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, 9
General safety
Opening the porthole door manually
Description of the Washer-dryer and starting a wash cycle, 10-11
Control panel
Indicator lights
Starting a wash cycle
Wash cycles, 12
Table of wash cycles
Personalisation, 13
Setting the temperature
Setting the drying cycle
Detergents and laundry, 14
Detergent dispenser drawer
Preparing the laundry
Garments requiring special care
Load balancing system
Troubleshooting, 15-16
Product Guarantee and Repair Information,
! 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 Washerdryer 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 Washer-dryer.
2. Check whether the Washer-dryer has
been damaged during transport. If this is
the case, do not install it and contact your
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
5. Keep all the parts: you will need them
again if the Washer-dryer needs to be moved to another location.
! Packaging materials are not children’s
Your machine may make a considerable amount
of noise if the two front feet have not been
adjusted correctly.
1. Install the Washer-dryer 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 Washer-dryer.
Electric and water connections
Connecting the water inlet hose
1. Connect the supply
pipe by screwing it
to a cold water tab
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 Washerdryer,
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 (see page 5).
! 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 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 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 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 plug:
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
& 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 about 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:
13 ampere fuse
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 Washer-dryer 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
! When the Washer-dryer 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,
using the wash cycle 1.
Technical data
BHWD 149
width 59.5 cm
height 81.5 cm
depth 54.5 cm
from 1 to 7 kg for the wash
from 1 to 5 kg for the drying
please refer to the technical
connections data plate fixed to the machine
Water connections
Spin speed
maximum pressure
1 MPa (10 bar)
minimum pressure
0.05 MPa (0.5 bar)
drum capacity 52 litres
up to 1400 rotations per
Wash: programme 1; temperature 60°C; using a load
of 7 kg.
Energy raDrying: the smaller load must
programmes be dried by selecting the
according to dryness level. The load must
consist of 2 sheets, 1 pilregulation
lowcase and 1 hand towel;
EN 50229
the remainder of the load
must be dried by selecting
dryness level.
This appliance conforms to
the following EC Directives:
- 2004/108/EC (Electromagnetic Compatibility)
- 2006/95/EC (Low Voltage)
- 2012/19/EU - WEEE
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° 1 Rubber plug
Fig. 5
Tur seite
N° 2 Hinges
N° 1 Magnet plate
Fig. 4
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
- 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
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
right-hand 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 (Door).
- 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 machine.
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. 8
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.
600 min
820 ÷ 900
Fig. 6
Fig. 7
Fig. 11
Fig. 12
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 Washer-dryer and help to
prevent leaks.
• Unplug the Washer-dryer when cleaning it
and during all maintenance work.
Cleaning the Washer-dryer
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
Remove the dispenser by raising it and
pulling it out (see
Wash it under running water; this
operation should be
repeated frequently.
Caring for the door and drum of your
• Always leave the porthole door ajar in
order to prevent unpleasant odours from
Cleaning the pump
The Washer-dryer is fitted with a selfcleaning pump which does not require any
maintenance. Sometimes, small items (such
as coins or buttons) may fall into the prechamber 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. unscrew the lid
by rotating it anticlockwise (see figure): a little water
may trickle out. This
is perfectly normal;
2. clean the inside thoroughly;
3. screw the lid back on.
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 Washer-dryer 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 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.
– Do not dry unwashed items in the tumble dryer.
– Items that have been soiled with substances such as cooking oil, acetone, alcohol,
petrol, kerosene, spot removers, turpentine,
waxes and wax removers should be washed
in hot water with an extra amount of detergent before being dried in the tumble dryer.
– Items such as foam rubber (latex foam),
shower caps, waterproof textiles, rubber
backed articles and clothes or pillows fitted
with foam rubber pads should not be dried
in the tumble dryer.
– Fabric softeners, or similar products,
should be used as specified by the fabric
softener instructions.
– The final part of a tumble dryer cycle occurs
without heat (cool down cycle) to ensure that
the items are left at a temperature that ensures that the items will not be damaged.
WARNING: Never stop a tumble dryer before
the end of the drying cycle unless all items
are quickly removed and spread out so that
the heat is dissipated.
• 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 Washer-dryer, make sure
the drum is empty.
• During the drying phase, the door tends to get quite hot.
• Do not use the appliance to dry clothes that have
been washed with flammable solvents (e.g. trichlorethylene).
• Do not use the appliance to dry foam rubber
or similar elastomers.
• Make sure that the water tap is turned on during the drying
• Children of less than 3 years should be kept
away from the appliance unless continuously
• Remove all objects from pockets such as
lighters and matches.
• Disposing of the packaging materials: observe local
regulations so that the packaging may 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.
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.
3. 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.
Description of the Washer-dryer and
starting a wash cycle
Control panel
indicator lights
ON/OFF button
Detergent dispenser drawer
Detergent dispenser drawer: used to dispense detergents and washing additives (see “Detergents and
ON/OFF button: switches the Washer-dryer 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”).
DRYING knob: used to set the desired drying programme (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
DOOR LOCKED indicator light: indicates whether the
door may be opened or not (see next page).
indicator light
buttons with
indicator lights
button with
indicator light
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
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: 8 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”).
End of wash cycle
Note: as soon as a drying level
or time period has been set,
this indicator light illuminates
to indicate that the selected
wash cycle will be followed by
a drying phase.
Note: during the “Drain” phase, the indicator light corresponding to the “Spin” cycle phase will illuminate.
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 drying cycle if necessary (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 Washer-dryer off by pressing the ON/OFF button.
Wash cycles
Table of wash cycles
Wash cycles
Description of the wash cycle
Essentials cycles
Cottons: extremely soiled whites.
Cottons (1): heavily soiled whites.
Cottons (2): lightly soiled whites and delicate colours.
Cottons: heavily soiled whites and resistant colours.
Coloureds cottons: lightly soiled whites and delicate colours.
Synthetics: heavily soiled resistant colours.
Fastwash 60': to refresh lightly soiled garments quickly (not suitable
for wool, silk and clothes which require washing by hand).
Special cycles
6 Baby cycle: heavily soiled delicate colours.
Ready to wear (*)
Wool: for wool, cashmere, etc.
11 Cottons
12 Synthetics
13 Wool
B Spin
C Pump out
10 Silk: for garments in silk and viscose, lingerie.
Drying cycles
Partials wash cycles
A Rinse
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.
For all Test Institutes:
1) Test wash cycle in compliance with regulation EN 50229: set wash cycle 1 with a temperature of 60°C.
2) Long wash cycle for cottons: set wash cycle 1 with a temperature of 40°C.
(*) Ready to Wear
This cycle was designed to wash and dry lightly soiled small loads quickly. By selecting this cycle it is possible to
wash and dry a maximum load of 1 kg in just 60 minutes.
! Please note, this is an automatically programmed wash and dry cycle, therefore it is not possible to manually
set a drying time or drying level in conjunction with this cycle.
! Please note, the Drying indicator illuminates only during the drying phase of the cycle, not when the cycle is
first selected.
Setting the temperature
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 Washer-dryer will automatically prevent you from selecting a temperature which is higher than the maximum value
set for each wash cycle.
Setting the drying cycle
Table of Drying times (guideline values)
Turn the DRYING knob to set the desired drying type.
Cupboard Henger Iron
Two options are available:
Load type
load (kg) dry
A - Based on time: from 40 to 180 minutes.
Clothing of diffeB - Based on the how damp the clothes are once they
rent sizes, Terry
have been dried:
Iron : slightly damp clothes, easy to iron.
: dry clothes to put away.
Synthe- Sheets, Shirts, Py3
Cupboard : very dry clothes, recommended for tojamas, socks, etc.
welling and bathrobes.
Knitwear, PulloIf your laundry load to be washed and dried is much
vers. etc.
greater than the maximum stated load (see adjacent
table), perform the wash cycle, and when the cycle is
complete, divide the garments into groups and put some of them back in the drum. At this point, follow the instructions
provided for a “Drying only” cycle. Repeat this procedure for the remainder of the load.
N.B: when the drying is complete there is a cooling period, even though the DRYING knob is in the
Drying only
Turn the WASH CYCLE knob to one of the drying settings (11-12-13) according to the type of fabric, then select the
desired drying duration using the DRYING knob.
The various wash functions available with this Washer-dryer 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.
- 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.
Slow Spin
By selecting this function, reduces the spin speed.
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.
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.
Eco wash
The Eco 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.
Detergents and laundry
Detergent dispenser drawer
Good 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 a
build up on the inside of your appliance and contribute
to environmental pollution.
! Do not use hand washing detergents because these
create too much foam.
Open the detergent dispenser drawer and pour
in the detergent or washing additive, as follows.
! Do not pour detergent into the middle compartment
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.
Wool - Woolmark Apparel Care - Green:
the wool wash cycle of this machine has been approved by The Woolmark Company for the washing of wool
garments labelled as “hand wash” provided that the
products 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.
Silk: 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: fold curtains and place them in a pillow case
or mesh bag. Use wash cycle 10.
(*). Detergent should only be poured into the compartment 1.
Load balancing system
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.
Before every spin cycle, to avoid excessive vibrations
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 Washer-dryer 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.
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 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 900-1200 g
1 towel 150-250 g
Garments requiring special care
Baby cycle: this wash cycle 6 can be used to remove the
soiling typically caused by babies, while ensuring that all
detergent is removed from nappies in order to prevent
the delicate skin of babies from suffering allergies.
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.
Your Washer-dryer 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.
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.
The machine does not dry.
• Check the 2 sections above.
• The ‘DRYING’ selector knob has in the
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 clothes are too hot when the
drying cycle is finished.
• A cooling-down period is always added to the end of each drying cycle. If
the clothes appear too hot to handle leave the door open to allow to cool
further before removing from the machine.
The machine does not fill with water or
the indicator light for the first wash
cycle stage flashes rapidly.
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
(error lights flashing).
• 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 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) - (Most Common Cause!).
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
• 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 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/PAUSE button has not been pressed.
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
• 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 option lights and the START/PAUSE indicator light flash while one of
the wash cycle progress and DOOR
LOCKED lights are lit in a fixed manner.
• Switch off the machine and unplug it, wait for approximately 1 minute and
then switch back on again. If the problem persists contact Technical Assistance Centre.
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.
• If there is no power to the machine you need to perform the manual unlocking procedure
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.
• Your washing machine contains sensors that monitor progress during the
wash cycle (eg: Water Levels, Temperatures, Out of Balance loads, Wash
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
Recycling and 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
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
Please remember to register your appliance at
www.hotpointservice.co.uk 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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