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Hotpoint FTCF 972 6HM1 EU Instruction for Use
Instruction booklet
English, 1
Norsk, 49
Dansk, 17
Suomi, 33
Svenska, 65
Installation, 2
Warnings, 4
Care and maintenance, 6
Control Panel, 8
The Display, 9
Start and Programmes, 10
Laundry, 14
Troubleshooting, 15
Service, 16
FTCF 972
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instruction manual.
! Keep this instruction booklet on hand in order to refer to it when
necessary. Take it with you when you move, and, should you sell this
appliance or pass it on to another party, make sure that this booklet
is supplied along with the dryer so that the new owner may be informed about warnings and suggestions on how the dryer works.
! Read these instructions carefully; the following pages contain important information on installation and suggestions on how the appliance
Where to put your dryer
10 mm
T he d r y e r sh o u ld be
installed in an ambient
ro om te m p e r a t u re o f
between 20 to 23°C for
optimum performance. But
will function if the room is
15 mm
15 mm
between 14 and 30°C. If
you are going to install the
appliance under a work
counter, be sure to leave a 10 mm space
between the top and any other objects on
or above the machine and a 15 mm space
between the sides and lateral furnishings or
walls. This is to ensure proper air circulation.
The appliance must be installed with the rear
surface placed against a wall.
Make sure you put your dryer in an environment
that is not damp and has proper air circulation
throughout. Airflow around the dryer is essential to
condense the water produced during the washing,
the dryer will not operate efficiently in an enclosed
space or cupboard.
If using the dryer in a small or cold room
some condensation will be experienced.
Water Drain
If the machine is positioned close to a drain it is possible to drain the
condensed water directly without using the waterbottle. In which
case it is no longer necessary to empty the water bottle at the end
of each cycle. If the Dryer is positioned above or close to a Washing
Machine the same drainage can be used. Just remove the tube
indicated in figure A and connect it to the drainage. If the drainage
is further away than the length of the tube it is possible to buy and
connect a tube of the same diameter and the necessary length in
order to reach the drain. To install the new tube just substitute the
existing one as indicated in figure B inserting it in the same place.
The drain tube has to be below 1 m from the bottom of the
Once the Dryer has been installed please assure that the
drain tube is not bent or kinked.
Before plugging the appliance into the socket,
check the following:
Make sure your hands are dry.
The socket must have an earth
The socket must be able to withstand the
machine’s maximum power output as
indicated on the rating plate (see
Description of the tumble dryer)
The power supply voltage must fall within
the values indicated on the data plate (see
Description of the tumble dryer).
Do not use extension leads. Do not pull the
power supply cable. Do not use multiple
plug adaptors if the appliance is fitted with
a plug. For appliances with fitted plug, if the
plug is not suitable for you socket outlet,
contact a qualified technician.
The dryer must not be installed outdoors,
even if the space is sheltered.
Once installed, the dryer’s electrical wire
and plug must be within reach.
If the plug being replaced is a non-rewirable
type, then the cut-off plug must be disposed of
safely. DO NOT leave it where it can be inserted
into a socket and create a shock hazard.
Fig. B
The power must be regularly checked. If
the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by the service agent (see
Electrical connections
The power cord must not be bent or
Fig. A
We do not recommend that the dryer is
installed in a cupboard but the dryer must never
be installed behind a lockable door, a sliding
door or a door with a hinge on the opposite
side to that of the dryer door.
The manufacturer denies any
responsibility should any of these rules
not be followed.
If in doubt about any of the above
consult a qualified electrician.
Levelling the tumble dryer
The dryer must be installed level for correct
When you have installed your dryer in its final
location check that it is level first side-to-side,
then front to back. If the dryer is not level,
adjust the two legs up or down until your
dryer is level.
Maximum load: 9 kg
Power consumption
off-mode (Po) - Watts
left-on mode (Pl) - Watts
Standard cotton*
Standard cotton
* This is the reference program for the energy label
and suitable to dry normal wet cotton laundry. This
is the most efficient programme in terms of energy
consumption for drying wet cotton laundry.
Preliminary information
Once you’ve installed your dryer and before you use it, clean
the inside of the drum to remove any dust that could have
accumulated during transportation.
Warning ! Before you use your dryer ensure that its has
been in a upright position for at least 6 hours.
! This appliance has been designed and built
according to international safety standards.
These warnings are given for safety reasons
and must be followed carefully.
General safety
• 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.
• This tumble dryer has been designed for
home, and not professional, use.
• Do not touch the appliance while barefoot
or with wet hands or feet.
• Unplug the machine by pulling on the plug,
not the cord.
• After using the dryer, turn it off and unplug
it. Keep the door closed to make sure that
children do not use it as a toy.
• Children should be supervised to ensure
that they do not play with the dryer.
• Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be
made by children without supervision.
•Children of less than 3 years should be
kept away from the appliance unless
continuously supervised.
• The appliance must be installed correctly
and have proper ventilation. The air intake
at the front of the dryer should never be
obstructed (see Installation).
• Never use the dryer on carpeting where
the pile height would prevent air from
entering the dryer from the base.
• Check to see if the dryer is empty before
loading it.
The back of the dryer could become
very hot. Never touch it while in use.
• Do not use the dryer unless the filter,
watercontainer and condenser are securely in
place (see Maintenance).
• Do not overload the dryer (see Laundry for
maximum loads).
• Do not load items that are dripping wet.
• Carefully check all instructions on clothing
labels (see Laundry).
• Do not tumble dry large, very bulky items.
• Do not tumble dry acrylic fibres at high
• Do not turn off the dryer when there are still
warm items inside.
• Clean the filter after each use (see
• Empty the Water Container after each use
(see Maintenance).
• Clean the Heat Pump filter unit at regular
intervals (see Maintenance).
• Do not allow lint to collect around the dryer.
• Never climb on top of the dryer. It could
result in damage.
• Always follow electrical standards and
requirements (see Installation).
• Always buy original spare parts and
accessories (see Service).
To minimise the risk of fire in your tumble
dryer, the following should be observed:
• Tumble dry items only if they have been
washed with detergent and water, rinsed and
been through the spin cycle. It is a fire hazard
to dry items that HAVE NOT been washed
with water.
• Do not dry garments that have been treated
with chemical products.
• �Do not tumble dry items that have been
spotted or soaked with vegetable or cooking
oils, this constitutes a fire hazard. Oil-affected
items can ignite spontaneously,especially
when exposed to heat sources such as
a tumble dryer. The items become warm,
causing an oxidisation reaction with the
oil, Oxidisation creates heat. If the heat
cannot escape, items can become hot
enough to catch fire. Piling, stacking or
storing oil-effected items can prevent heat
from escaping and so create a fire hazard.
If it is unavoidable that fabrics containing
vegetable or cooking oil or those that have
been contaminated withhair care products
be placed in a tumble dryer they should first
be washed with extra detergent - this will
reduce, but not eliminate the hazard. They
should not be removed from the dryer and
piled or stacked while hot.
• �Do not tumble dry items that have previously
been cleaned in or washed in, soaked in
or soiled with petrol/gasoline, dry cleaning
solvents or other flammable or explosive
substances. Highly flammable substances
commonly used in domestic environments
including cooking oil, acetone, denatured
alcohol, kerosene, spot removers, turpentine,
waxes and wax removers. Ensure these
items have been washed in hot water with
an extra amount of detergent before being
dried in the tumble dryer.
Do not tumble dry items containing foam
rubber (also known as latex foam), or
similarly textured rubber like materials.
Foam rubber materials can, when heated,
produce fire by spontaneous combustion.
Fabric softener or similar products should
not be used in a tumble dryer to eliminate
the effects of static electricity unless the
practice is specifically recommended by
the manufacturer of the fabric softener
�Do not tumble dry undergarments that
contain metal reinforcements eg. bras
with metal reinforcing wires. Damage to
the tumble dryer can result if the metal
reinforcements come loose during drying.
�Do not tumble dry rubber, plastic articles
such as shower caps or babies waterproof
covers, polythene or paper.
�Do not tumble dry rubber backed articles,
clothes fitted with foam rubber pads,
pillows, galoshes and rubber coated tennis
�Remove all objects from pockets such as
lighters and matches.
! WARNING: Never stop the dryer before
the end of the drying cycle unless all
items are quickly removed and spread
out so that the heat is dissipated.
Save energy and respect the environment
• Wring out all items to eliminate excess water before
tumble drying (if you use a washing machine first, select
a high spin cycle). Doing this will save time and energy
during drying.
• Always dry full loads - you save energy: single items or
small loads take longer to dry.
• Clean the filter after each use to contain energy
consumption costs (see Maintenance).
Care and maintenance
Disconnecting the power supply
! Disconnect the dryer when not in use or
during cleaning and maintenance operations.
Cleaning the filter after each cycle
The filter is a fundamental component of the
dryer: its function is to collect lint and fluff that
form during drying.
Clean the filter once
drying is completed, by
rinsing it under running
water or cleaning it
with a vacuum cleaner.
Should the filter become
clogged, the flow of air
inside the dryer will be
seriously hampered:
drying times becomes
longer and more energy
is consumed. Moreover,
the dryer may become
The filter is located in
front of the dryer seal
(see Picture).
Removing the filter:
1. Pull the filter’s plastic handle upwards (see
2. Clean the fluff off the filter and replace it
correctly. Ensure that the filter is pushed fully
! Do not use the dryer unless the filter has
been replaced in its holder.
Checking the drum after each cycle
Rotate the drum manually to remove smaller items
(handkerchiefs) that could have been left inside the dryer.
Cleaning the drum
! Avoid using abrasives, steel wool or stainless steel cleaning
agents to clean the drum. A coloured film may appear on the
stainless steel drum surface: it may be caused by a combination of water and/or cleaning agents such as wash-softeners.
This coloured film does not affect the dryer’s performance.
Emptying the water container after each
Remove the water container and
empty it into a sink or other
suitable drain outlet, then
replace it correctly.
Always check the water
container and empty it before
starting a new drying cycle.
-Failure to empty the water container may cause the
- The dryer stops heating (thus the load may still be
damp at the end of the drying cycle).
Priming the Water Collection System
When your dryer is new, the Water Container will not
collect Water until the system is primed, this will take
1 or 2 drying cycles. Once primed it will collect Water
during every cycle.
Cleaning the Heat Pump Filter Unit
• Periodically (every 5 drying cycles) remove
Heat pump filter unit and clean any build up
of fluff from the surface of the filter by rinsing
it under running water or with your vacuum
We however recommend that you clean this
filter after every drying cycle to optimize the
dryers performance.
To remove Heat pump
filter unit:
1. Unplug the dryer and
open the door.
2. Remove the filter unit
by rotating the 4 clips
to the vertical position
then pulling the filter
unit towards you.
3. Separate the two
parts of the filter unit and clean the surface of
the filter.
! Warning: The front of
the heat pump is made
from thin metal plates.
Take care that you do
not damage these or cut
yourself when cleaning,
removing or replacing
the filter unit.
4.Whenever you clean the Heat pump filter
unit always clean any build up of fluff from
the surface of the metal
plates. Carefully clean
this fluff off with a damp
cloth,sponge or vacuum
cleaner. Never use your
5. Assemble the two
parts of the filter clean
the surface of the
seals and replace with the 4 clips into the
horizontal position, sure that the catches
have been secured.
Cleaning the tumble dryer
• The external metal, plastic and rubber parts can be
cleaned with a damp cloth.
• Clean the front air intake grille regularly (every 6 months)
with a vacuum cleaner to remove any lint, fluff or dust
deposits. Furthermore, remove any lint deposits from the
front part of the Heat pump filter unit and from the filter
area, using a vacuum cleaner every so often.
! Do not use solvents or abrasives.
! Have the dryer checked regularly by authorised technical
personnel in order to ensure that the electrical and
mechanical parts work safely (see Assistance).
Heat Pump Protection System
The heat pump system has a compressor protection
feature that operates if you open the door or there is a
power disruption or if you turn off the dryer. This system
will prevent the heat pump compressor from starting for
5 minutes after the door is closed and the programme is
Quick Tips
!Remember to clean your filter and Heat
Pump filter unit after each load.
! Remember to empty your water container
after each load.
! Doing this will keep your machine working
at its BEST!
Model & Serial numbers
Rating plate
Water container
Adjustable feet
Heat pump
filter unit
Air intake
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10 9
6 5
Button & Lights
Buttons & Lights
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Button & Light
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Display Unit &
Selection Buttons
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Key Lock
Button & Light
Control panel
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The ON/OFF button : If the dryer is running and this button is pressed and held for more that 3 seconds the dryer is
turned off, it counts down 3, 2, 1, Off and the programme is then cancelled. Press and hold for more than 3 seconds
and the dryer reactivates.
The PROGRAMMES knob sets the programme: rotate it until the indicator is pointing to the programme you want to
select (see Start and Programmes).
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16 The lights indicate that the option has been
The OPTION buttons select available options for your selected2programme.
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The START/PAUSE button/light
starts a selected programme. When you press this button there will be one beep
and the progress lights will flash to confirm the action. When a programme is running, pressing this button in pauses the
programme and stops the dryer. The light is green when programme is running, flashing amber if the programme has
been paused or flashing green if on standby waiting to start a programme.
The Display Unit gives an indication of the drying or delay time together with icons that light to give warning information
and show the status of your programmes progress.
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The three buttons below the display select ‘Automatic’ or ‘Timed Dry’ and if required a delayed start (see Start and
Programmes or The Display).
: Press and hold this button after selecting your programme and any options, the light
The Key Lock button/light
turns on. This prevents the programme settings from being changed. When the light is lit, the other buttons are disabled.
Hold the button to cancel and the light will go out.
: signals that the water container should be emptied. The display will take a few seconds to
The Empty Water icon
update after replacing the empty water container, the dryer must be running for this to happen (see The Controls).
Note: If the water container fills the ‘water container full ‘icon
flashes, the display shows “H20”, the heat is turned off
and your clothes will not dry.
: gives a reminder before every programme, that it is essential to clean the filter every time the
The Clean Filter icon
dryer is used (see Maintenance and Care).
The Clean heat pump filter icon
Maintenance and Care).
: gives a reminder that it is essential to clean the heat pump at regular intervals (see
The Display
The Display has three main functions, each with its corresponding button.
Dryness Sensing Levels
After selecting a programme that has a Sensor Dry option, press and release the button until the required dryness
sensing level is displayed. If the sensing option is not available with your selected programme, the display will flash
and the buzzer will beep three times.
! Some sensing programmes do not have all seven dryness level options available.
Dryness levels:
Damp Dry:
Iron Dry:
Dries your items ready to be ironed using a machine or rotary ironer.
Dries your items ready to be ironed with a hand iron.
Hanger Dry Plus: Dries your delicate items ready to be hanged for final drying.
Hanger Dry:
Dries your items ready to be hanged for final drying.
Light Dry:
Dries your delicate items ready to be put away.
Cupboard Dry:
Dries your items ready to be put away.
Extra Dry:
Dries your items ready to be worn.
Timed Dry
After selecting a programme that has a Timed Dry option, press the Timed Dry button and the Timed Dry icon
will light, the display will reduce the selected time each time you press and release this button (see Start and
Programmes). Each programme that has a timed option has different times available and the selection of up to 11
drying times will also depend on the heat setting that you have selected.
Each press of the button decreases the drying time. If you change your mind, press the Sensor Dry button and the
sensing level options are available.
If the Timed Dry option is not available the display will flash and the buzzer will beep three times. The selected time
remains displayed after the programme starts and can be changed during the programme if you wish.
Delay Timer
After selecting a programme that has a Delay Timer option, a delay start time can be selected. Each press of the
Delay Timer button
advances the delay setting in 30 minutes increments from 0:30 to 9:30 and then increments
from 10h to 24h then OFF and then after five seconds cancels the delay.
For delays of 10 hours or more the display counts down the time in hours until 10 hours, then the display shows
“9:59” and then continues to count down in minutes.
For delays 9 hours or less the display shows hours and minutes and then counts down in minutes for all of the delay.
After the START/PAUSE button
is pressed the delay time can be changed or cancelled. When the delay period
finishes the delay icon
is off and the Time to End is displayed.
Note: During this period the clothes will tumble occasionally to help prevent creases developing.
Time to End
If the delay icon
is off the time displayed is the Time to End for the programme running. When timed programmes
are selected the time displayed throughout the cycle is the actual time remaining. When Automatic programmes are
selected the time displayed is an estimate of the time remaining: When the programme is selected the display shows
the time required to dry a full load.
The time remaining is constantly monitored during the drying cycle and is updated to show the best forecast. The
Time to End is displayed in hours and minutes and counts down each minute. The colons between the hours and
minutes in the display flash to show the time is counting down.
The display also shows if there is a problem with your dryer, if this occurs the display will show “F” followed by a fault
code number, the three option lights and the START/PAUSE light will also flash amber (see Troubleshooting).
Start and Programmes
Choosing a Programme
1. Plug the dryer into the electrical socket.
2. Sort your laundry according to fabric type (see Laundry).
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3. Open the door and
make sure the filter is clean and in place and the water container is empty and in place (see
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4. Load the machine and make sure that the items are not in the way of the door seal. Close the door.
5. Press the On/Off Button
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6. Select the Programmes selection that corresponds with fabric being dried by checking the Programmes table (see
Programmes) as well as the indications for each type of fabric (see Laundry).
7. Where available, choose Sensor Dry
or Timed Dry
until the desired level or time is displayed.
option pressing and releasing the corresponding button
Set a delay time and other options as necessary (see The Display).
9. If you wish the buzzer to sound at the end of the programme, press the sound button
Crease Care option, this option is not available.
. If you have selected the
10. Press the START button to begin. The display will show the estimated time to end.
During the drying programme, you can check on your laundry and take out the items that are dry while the others
continue drying. When you close the door again, press START in order to resume drying.
11. During the last few minutes of Drying Programmes before the programme is completed, the final COOL TUMBLE
is entered (fabrics are cooled), this phase should always be allowed to complete.
12. To let you know that your programme is complete the buzzer will beep 3 times and the display shows END.
Open the door, take your laundry out, clean the filter and replace it. Empty the water container and replace it (see
13. Switch dryer off using the On/Off button.
Standby mode
This tumble dryer, 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 and hold the On-Off button until the dryer reactivates.
Max. load
Description of program
The duration of the drying cycles can be checked on the display1.
This is a programme for cotton items.
The Standard Cotton programme to EU Regulation 392/2012 is Programme 1 selection with High Heat and Dryness Level
Cupboard Dry (the standard/default starting configuration). It is the most efficient programme in terms of energy consumption
(to EU.392/2012)
3 kg
High heat option
• This is a programme for shirts made from cotton.
Medium heat option
• This is a programme for shirts made from synthetic materials or a mixture of natural and synthetic materials, such as
polyester and cotton.
Loads dried using the Cupboard Dry setting are usually ready to wear, the edges or seams may be slightly damp. If this is the
case, try turning the shirts inside out and running the programme again for a short period.
This is a programme for cotton towels and sheets.
Loads dried using the Extra Dry setting are usually ready to use, the edges or seams may be slightly damp especially on
large items. If this is the case, try opening them out and running the programme again for a short period.
This programme has the ‘Seal of Approval’ endorsement from Allergy UK, which reflects the effective reduction and
elimination of allergens from the clothes with the special Anti Allergy cycle. With this programme, thanks to the achievement of constant temperature for an extended period of time, the effects of the most common allergens (including
House Mites and Pollen) are neutralised.
Can be used on a full size wet load to dry and treat, or on a 4 kg dry load just to treat your laundry.
This is a programme for items of Synthetic with low heat setting or Synthetic/Cotton mixtures with medium heat setting.
Bed & Bath
Anti Allergy
3 kg
Quick Dry
• This programme gives a reduced drying time for small loads, up to 1kg.
Note: Dries your load to the cupboard dry setting.
1 kg
3 kg
1 kg
This is a programme for jeans made from denim cotton. Before drying your jeans turn the front pockets inside out.
Do not mix dark and light coloured items.
It can also be used on other garments made from the same material, such as jackets.
Loads dried using the Extra Dry setting are usually ready to wear, the edges or seams may be slightly damp. If this is the
case, try turning the jeans inside out and running the programme again for a short period.
! We do not recommend that you use this programme if your jeans have elastic waist bands, studs or embroidery.
This is a programme for tumble dryer safe garments marked with the symbol
We recommend that garments are turned inside out before drying.
Loads dried using this programme are usually ready to wear, but on some heavier garments the edges may be slightly
damp. Allow these to dry naturally as over-drying could damage garments.
! Unlike other materials, the mechanism of wool shrinkage is irreversible; i.e. it will not stretch back to original size and shape.
! This programme is not suitable for Acrylic garments.
0,5 kg
This is a programme for drying your delicate silk.
Loads dried using the Cupboard Dry setting are usually ready to use, but on some garments the edges may be slightly
damp. If this is the case, try opening them out or turn items inside out and running the programme again for a short
1 - The duration of the program will depend on the size of the load, types of textiles, the spin speed used in your washer and any extra options
Max. load
Description of program
The duration of the drying cycles can be checked on the display1.
This is a programme for drying your delicate clothes ie. Acrylics.
Loads dried using this programme are usually ready to wear, but on some heavier garments the edges may be slightly
damp. If this is the case, try turning items inside out and running the programme again for a short period.
2 kg
! Take care with this programme DO NOT dry any items that are damaged which could result in the filling blocking the filter
and air vent resulting in a fire hazard.
• Must only be used on single size duvets: NOT suitable for double or king size items.
• Loads dried using this programme are usually ready to use, but may be slightly damp in places. If this is the case, try
opening them out and shaking them and running the programme again for a short period.
• Also suitable for down filled jackets.
• Select high heat for Cotton Duvets and medium heat for Synthetic duvets.
Baby cycle
2 kg
This is a programme for drying your baby’s small delicate items of clothing and bedding (Cotton and Chenille) and for
drying your delicate clothes.
DO NOT dry items such as bibs and nappy pants with plastic coverings.
Loads dried using this programme are usually ready to wear, but on some heavier garments the edges may be slightly
damp. If this is the case, try turning items inside out and running the programme again for a short period.
Cuddly Toys
2,5 kg
With this programme you can remove dust easier and wash the cuddly toys more often because the drying time is very
much reduced compared to drying in the open air. It is a delicate drying cycle that dries at low temperature and with soft
mechanical action to maintain at best the original look and shine of the fur.
Note: For allergy protection, just freeze cuddly toys for 24 hours then wash and dry them. Repeat every 6 weeks.
• Before drying remove accessories such as clothes, collars or sound boxes and protect plastic eyes with masking tape
after drying them with a cloth.
• The programme time will vary dependant on the exact make up of the load. The maximum load should not exceed 2.5
kg and no individual item should be greater than 600 g.
Heat &
This programme helps to heat towels & bathrobes for a warm sensation after a bath or shower. It is also useful for
warming clothes before dressing during winter. The cycle heats clothes to 37°C (Body Temperature) and runs at this
temperature for a maximum of 4 hours or until you stop the cycle by opening the door.
icon rotates in the display until the target temperature is reached, at which point
Note: During this programme a
icon flashes.
Easy Iron
2,5 kg
Easy Iron is a short 10 minute programme (8 minutes of heat followed by a 2 minutes cool tumble period) which fluffs
the fibres of clothing that has been left in the same position/location for an extended period of time. The cycle relaxes
the fibres and makes them easier to iron and fold.
! Easy Iron is not a drying programme and should not be used for wet articles of clothing.
For best results:
1. Do not load more than maximum capacity. These numbers refer to dry weight: Cotton and Cotton mix -2.5 kg; Synthetics -2;
Denim -2.
2. Unload the dryer immediately after the end of the drying cycle, hang, fold or iron the articles and put them away in the closet.
Should this not be possible, repeat the cycle.
! ‘Refresh’ is not a drying programme and should not be used for wet articles of clothing.
• It can be used on any load size, but is more effective on smaller loads.
• Do not overload your dryer (see Laundry).
• This is a 20 minute programme that airs your clothes with cool air. Also use to cool warm clothes.
1 - The duration of the program will depend on the size of the load, types of textiles, the spin speed used in your washer and any extra options
Start and Programmes
The Controls
! Warning, after pressing the START/PAUSE button
the programme cannot be changed. To change a selected
the light
programme, press the START/PAUSE button
flashes Amber to indicate the programme is paused. Select
the new programme and any options required, the light will
then flash green. Press the START/PAUSE button
and the new programme will start.
• Option buttons
These buttons serves to personalise the selected
programme according to personal requirements.
Not all options are available for all programmes.
Some options are incompatible with the ones
previously set. If the button of any unavailable option
is pressed, the buzzer will beep 3 times. If the option
is available, the option light will stay on.
Progress (
Cool Tumble) icons
These are part of the Display, they indicate the progress of
the dryer. Each icon comes on as the corresponding phase
Delay Timer (Time Delay)
The start of some programmes (see The Display and
Programmes tables) can be delayed for up to 24 hours.
Ensure the water container is emptied before setting a
delayed start.
DISPLAY “8:88”
The display shows either the amount of time delay remaining or
an indication of the amount of time left for a drying programme
(see The Display). The colons between the hours and minutes
in the display flash to show that the time is counting down.
When the programme finishes its cool tumble phase the display
will show ‘End’.
(If you have plumbed your dryer to a drain this icon can be
ignored, as there is no need to empty the water container).
) it reminds you to empty the water
When this icon is on (
If the water container fills during a programme, the heater turns
off and the dryer does a period of Cool Tumble then the buzzer
flashes, the display
sounds, the ‘water container full’ icon
is on.
shows “H20” and the ‘empty water’ icon
You must empty the water container and restart the dryer or
the clothes will not dry. After re-starting the dryer the display will
take a few seconds to refresh. To avoid this always empty the
water container each time you use the dryer (see Maintenance).
Door Opening
Opening the door (or pressing the Start/Pause Button) during a
programme will stop the dryer and have the following effects:
• The START/PAUSE light flashes Amber.
• During a delay phase the delay will continue to count
down. The START/PAUSE button must be pressed to
resume the delay programme.
• The START/PAUSE button must be pressed to resume
the programme. The progress lights will change to show
the current status and the Start/Pause light will stop
flashing and turn green.
• Changing the Programmes knob will select a new
programme and the START/PAUSE Light will flash
green. You can use this to select the “Refresh”
programme to cool the clothes if you find them dry
enough. Pressing the START/PAUSE button to begin
new Programme.
Extra Care
This Anti-Ageing function for Cottons helps to maintain the
brightness of your laundry for a long time, thanks to the
correct drum rotation (reduced in the last part of the cycle)
and the correct temperature.
Heat Level button and lights
Not all programmes allow you to change the heat level and
some programmes allow all three heat level options:
Low, Medium and High.
When the heat level options are available pressing this
button changes the heat level and the light corresponding to
the selection is lit.
If selected, gives a signal at the end of the drying cycle, to
remind you that the clothes are ready to be removed.
Not available with the Heat & Enjoy programme.
Empty Water Icon / Container
If you have a power cut, switch off the power or remove the
plug. When power is restored, plug in the machine, press and
hold the ON/OFF button until the dryer reactivates, then press
Start/Pause button.
Sorting laundry
Drying times
• Check the symbols on the care labels of the various
garments to verify whether the garments can be safely
tumble dried.
• Sort laundry according to the type of fabric.
• Empty all pockets and check for loose buttons.
• Close zips and hooks and fasten belts and strings without
tightening them.
• Wring out garments to remove the maximum amount of
water possible.
Drying times are approximate and may vary depending on
the following:
! Do not load the dryer when garments are dripping wet.
Maximum load sizes
Do not overload the drum.
The following values indicate the weight of dry garments:
Natural fibres: maximum 9 kg
Synthetic fibres: maximum 3 kg
! Do not overload the dryer as this may result is reduced
drying performance.
Care labels
Always check the care labels, especially when placing
garments in the tumble dryer for the first time. Below are the
most commonly used symbols:
May be tumble dried.
Do not tumble dry.
Tumble dry – high heat.
Tumble dry – low heat.
The wool drying cycle of
this machine has been
tested and approved by The
Woolmark Company. The
cycle is suitable to dry wool
garments which are labeled
“hand wash” provided that
the garments are washed
in a Woolmark endorsed hand washing cycle and dried
according to the instruction issued by the manufacturer.
In UK, Eire, Hong Kong and India the Woolmark trade mark is
a Certification trade mark.
• Amount of water retained by items after the spin cycle:
towels and delicate items retain a lot of water.
• Fabrics: items of the same fabric, but with different texture
and thickness may have different drying times.
• Amount of laundry: single items and small loads may take
longer to dry.
• Drying: if items are to be ironed, they can be removed
from the dryer while still slightly damp. Items that require
complete drying can be left longer.
• Heat setting.
• Temperature of the room: the lower the temperature of the
room, the longer it will take for the dryer to dry clothing.
• Bulk: certain bulky items require special care during the
drying process. We suggest removing these items and
replacing them in the dryer once they have been shaken
out: repeat this procedure several times during the course
of the drying cycle.
! Do not over-dry items.
All fabrics contain natural dampness which helps to keep
them soft and fluffy.
One day your dryer seems not to be working. Before you call your Service Centre (see Service), go through the following
troubleshooting suggestions:
Possible causes / Solution:
The tumble dryer won’t start.
• The plug is not plugged into the socket, or not making contact.
• There has been a power failure.
• The fuse has blown. Try to plug another appliance into the socket.
• You are using an extension cord? Try to plug the dryer’s power cord directly into the
• The door is not closed securely?
• The programme has not been set properly (see Start and Programmes).
• The Start/Pause button has not been pressed (see Start and Programmes).
Drying cycle will not begin.
• You have set a delayed time (see Start and Programmes).
Its taking a long time to dry.
• The filter has not been cleaned (see Maintenance).
• The water container needs emptying... The ‘water container full’ icon
is flashing, the display shows “H20” and the ‘empty water’ icon
is on
(see Maintenance).
• The heat pump filter needs cleaning? (see Maintenance).
• The temperature setting is not ideal for the type of fabric you are drying (see Start
and Programmes, and see Laundry).
• The correct drying time has not been selected for the load (see Laundry).
• The air intake grille is obstructed (see Installation, and see Maintenance).
• The items were too wet (see Laundry).
• The dryer was overloaded (see Laundry).
The ‘water container full’icon
is flashing and “H20” displayed
but the dryer has only been running
for a short period.
• The water container was probably not emptied at the start of the programme. Do not
wait for the empty water signal, always check and empty the container before starting
a new drying programme (see Maintenance).
Empty water icon
is on and
the water container is not full.
• This is normal. If the icon is on it is just a reminder to empty the container (see Start
and Programmes).
Programme finishes and clothes are
damper than expected.
! For safety the dryer has a maximum programme time of 5 hours. If an automatic
programme has not sensed the required final moisture in this time the dryer will
complete the programme and stop. Check the above points and run the programme
again, if the results are still damp, contact the Service Centre (see Service).
The display shows a fault code F
followed by one or two numbers.
• If the display shows a fault:
- Turn off and remove the plug. Clean the filter and the heat pump filter (see
maintenance). Then replace the plug, turn on and start another programme. If a fault
is then displayed: Note down the code and contact the Service Centre (see Service).
Heat Pump System
This dryer is fitted with a sealed heat pump system to dry
your clothes. To operate, the heat pump contains fluorinated
greenhouse gases ( F gases) which are covered by the Kyoto
Protocol. These F gases are contained in a hermetically
sealed unit. This sealed unit contains 0,29 kg of the F gas
R134a which acts as a refrigerant. GWP = 1430 (0.4 t C02).
If the sealed unit fails then it must be replaced by a new
sealed unit. Contact your nearest service centre for advise.
Note: The gases contained in the sealed unit are not
hazardous to health, but if they escape they will have an
impact on global warming.
Before calling the Service Centre:
• Use the troubleshooting guide to see if you can solve the
problem yourself (see Troubleshooting).
• If not, turn off the dryer and call the Service Centre closest to
Spare Parts
This dryer is a complex machine. Repairing it yourself or
having a nonauthorised person try to repair it could cause
harm to one or more persons and to the machine, and could
invalidate the spare parts warranty.
Call an authorised technician if you experience problems
while using the machine.
Please note that it is an offence for an unqualified person
to undertaken any servicing or repair work that involves
breaking into the sealed heat pump unit.
What to tell the Service Centre:
• Name, address, and post code;
• telephone number;
• the type of problem;
• the date of purchase;
• the appliance model (Mod.);
• the dryer serial number (S/N).
This information can be found on the data label inside the
door of the machine.
Information on recycling and disposal
As part of our continual commitment towards environmental protection, we reserve the right to use recycled quality components
to reduce costs for our customers and to minimise materials wastage.
• Disposing of the packaging materials: follow local regulations to allow for recycling of packaging materials.
• In order to minimise the risk of injury to children, remove the door and plug, then cut the power supply cord flush with the
appliance. Dispose of these parts separately to prevent the appliance from being connected to a power supply socket.
Disposal of old household appliances
The European Directive 2012/19/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), requires that old household
electrical appliances must not be disposedof in the normal unsorted municipal waste stream. Old appliances must be
collected separately in order tooptimise the recovery and recycling of the materialsthey contain and reduce the impact on
human healthand the environment. This dryer has a sealed heat pump unit containing Fgases which should be recovered
and destroyed.The crossed out “wheeled bin” symbol on theproduct reminds you of your obligation,thatwhen you dispose of
the appliance it must beseparately collected.Consumers should contact their local authority orretailer for information concerning the correct disposalof their old appliance.
This appliance has been designed, constructed and distributed in compliance with the
requirements of European Directives:
- LVD 2014/35/EU, EMC 2014/30/EU and RoHS 2011/65/EU.
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