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Hotpoint TCFS 835B GK.9 UK Instruction for Use
Instruction booklet
Installation, 2
Warnings, 4
Care and Maintenance, 6
Control panel and Care Label, 8
Start and Programmes, 9
Options, 10
Troubleshooting, 11
Assistance and Information of recycling, 12
This symbol reminds you to read this instruction manual.
! Keep this manual at hand for immediate reference whenever
necessary. Always store this manual close to the tumble dryer and
remember to pass it on to any new owners when selling or transferring the appliance, so they may familiarise with the warnings
and suggestions herein contained.
! Read these instructions carefully: the following pages contain
important information on installation and useful suggestions for
operating the appliance.
Where to install the tumble dryer
10 mm
If the dryer is installed
below a worktop,
ensure there are 10
mm between the
upper panel of the
dryer and any objects
15 mm
15 mm
above it, and 15 mm
between the sides of
the machine and the
walls or furniture units
adjacent to it. This ensures adequate air
The appliance must be installed with the rear
surface placed against a wall.
Make sure that the dryer is installed in a room free of
humidity and with adequate air circulation. The flow of air
around the dryer is essential to allow water to condense
during drying; the dryer will not function properly if it is
placed in an enclosed space or inside a cabinet.
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.
Electrical connections
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.
The power supply voltage must fall within
the values indicated on the data plate.
Some condensation may form if the dryer is used in a small
or cold room.
Water drain
If your dryer is installed next to a drain the water can be
plumbed into this drain. This does away with the need to
empty the water container. If the dryer is stacked onto or
installed next to a washing machine it can share the same
drain. The height of the drain must be less than 3’ (1 m) from
the bottom of the dryer.
Remove existing hose from position shown in picture A and fit
a suitable length of hose and connect as shown in picture B.
The drain tube has to be below 1 m from the bottom of
the Dryer
Make sure that the hose is not squashed or kinked
when the dryer is in its final location.
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.
Picture A
Picture B
Once installed, the dryer’s electrical wire
and plug must be within reach.
The power cord must not be bent or
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.
The power must be regularly checked. If
the supply cord is damaged, it must be
replaced by service agent . (see Assistance).
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.
Preliminary information
Once the tumble dryer is installed, clean the inside of the
drum before operating it and remove any dirt accumulated
during transportation.
Maximum load sizes: 8 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.
! 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 condenser unit at regular intervals
(see Maintenance).
•� Do not allow lint to collect around the
• 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 with
hair 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 product.
• 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
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 damaged.
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 cycle
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 following:
- 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 condenser unit.
Remove the condenser (see Picture
below) unit regularly (monthly) and clean off
any fluff deposits from the plates by rinsing it
with cold water running on the rear end of the
Removing the condenser:
Disconnect the dryer from the power
supply and open the door.
Open the
condenser cover (see
Picture below), unlock
the three catches by
turning them 90°
anti-clockwise, then pull
on the grip to remove
the condenser.
Clean the surface
of the seals and replace
the unit with the arrows
pointing upwards, while
making sure that the
catches are securely
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 condenser 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).
Quick Tips
!Remember to clean your filter and
Condenser 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
Condenser unit
Condenser Unit
Air intake
Control panel
Clean Filter
Empty Water
Clean Condenser
Progress or Delay
Button & Light
Buttons & Lights
ON/OFF/Reset button
Pressing the button normally will cause the machine to switch
on or off. If the button is pressed for 3 seconds while the dryer
is in function, the machine will switch off and the running cycle
will reset.
Programme selection knob
Allows for setting the programme: turn until the indicator points
towards the desired programme (see Starting and selecting
a programme).
Options buttons
Allow for selecting the options available for the selected programme. The relative indicator lights turn on when the option
has been selected (see Programmes and options).
START/PAUSE button and indicator light
When the green light flashes slowly, press the button to start
the programme. When the cycle is under way, the indicator
light remains on. To put the programme into pause mode,
press the button again; the indicator light will turn and start
flashing again.
To resume the programme from the point it was interrupted,
press the button again (see Start and programme selection).
The “Clean condenser unit” indicator light signals that it is essential to
clean the condenser regularly (see Care and maintenance).
“Drying phases” indicator lights
indicator light signals that the drying phase is running.
indicator light signals that the cooling phase is running.
The END indicator light signals that the programme has ended.
“Delay timer” indicator light
If the ”Delay timer” option has been activated (see “Programmes and
options”), after the programme has started, the indicator light corresponding to the chosen delay time will start flashing:
As time passes, the remaining delay will be displayed and the corresponding indicator light will flash:
Once the set delay time ends, the flashing LED will turn off and the set
programme will start.
Indicator lights
“Maintenance” indicator lights
The indicator lights provide important information. They indicate the following:
The “Empty water container” indicator light
signals that the
water container must be emptied.
If the water container fills during the course of the programme,
the LED lights up. The dryer automatically starts a COOL
TUMBLE cycle and the START/PAUSE LED flashes orange.
Press the START/PAUSE button to resume the cycle from the
point it was interrupted.
In order to avoid this procedure, always empty the water container after using the tumble dryer (see Care and maintenance).
Before each programme, the “Clean filter” indicator light
signals that it is essential to clean the filter each time before
using the tumble dryer (see Care and maintenance).
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.
Start and Programmes
Starting and selecting a programme
1. Plug the dryer into the power supply socket.
2. Select the programme according to the type of laundry.
3. Open the door, ensure that the filter is clean and securely
placed and that the water container is empty and correctly
slotted (see Care and maintenance).
4. Load the machine, making sure that no piece of laundry
gets between the door and the relative seal. Close the door.
5. Press the ON/OFF button to start the machine.
6. After consulting the programme chart and the indications
for each type of fabric, turn the Programme selection knob
towards the programme corresponding to the type of laundry to be dried (see Programmes and options).
! Warning: If the position of the programme selection knob
changes after pressing the START/PAUSE button, the
selected programme will NOT be modified. To modify the
programme, press the START/PAUSE button to put the programme in pause mode, then select a new programme and
the relative options. Press the START/PAUSE button to start
the new programme.
7. If necessary, set the ‘time for the delayed start and any
other options (see Programmes and options).
8. Press the START/PAUSE button to start the drying cycle.
Laundry can be checked while the drying programme runs and
any garments already dry can be removed, while drying continues for the remaining items. After closing the door, press the
START/PAUSE button to resume machine operation.
9. The final COOL TUMBLE phase (i.e. the fabrics are cooled)
activates during the last few minutes of the drying programme;
always allow this phase to terminate.
10. When the END indicator light turns on, the programme has
ended. The buzzer will beep 3 times to let you know that your
programme is complete. Open the door, remove the laundry
then clean the filter and replace it. Empty the water container
and put it back in its slot (see Care and maintenance).
If the “Crease Care” option was selected and laundry is not
removed immediately, the drum will rotate garments at intervals
for 10 hours or until the door is opened.
11. Disconnect the dryer from the power supply.
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.
Description of program
Max. load
Ready to
Programme suitable for drying cotton garments ready to wear.
Standard cotton programme, suitable to dry normally wet cotton laundry. Most efficient programme in terms of
energy consumption for drying cotton laundry. The values on the Energy Label are based on this programme.
Cotton Iron
Drying for cotton garments intended to make ironing easier, immediately after the end of the cycle.
3 kg
“This is a programme for Shirts made from cotton or cotton blend/synthetics.
This cycle has the “Allergy UK” approval of “The British Allergy Foundation” attesting the effective reduction and
elimination of allergens. It can be used both with damp load (drying and treatment) and dry load (half load only).
3 kg
For drying cotton jeans-wear and garments made of robust cotton, like denim, such as trousers and jackets.
3 kg
1 kg
Programme for drying wool clothing. It is advisable to turn the garments inside out before drying. Leave to dry
naturally the heaviest edges that are still damp.
Gentle drying of silk garments.
0.5 kg
For drying laundry made of synthetic fibres or a mixture of synthetic/cotton fibres. Some fabrics may require
a further timed dry period for the desired dryness level, we recommend smaller loads use a (low heat) timed
programme 11 or 12 - without High Heat option.
A programme intended to dry garments and linen of new-born babies (cotton and chenille), as well as delicate
garments. Do not dry garments having plastic covering.
2 kg
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 selected.
Max. load
Short 30’
Description of program
Notes/ Options available
These programmes can be used in order to set the drying time.
Long 60’
Cuddly Toy
2.5 kg
Heat & Enjoy
Easy Iron
The cycle preserves the original appearance and brilliance of the cuddly toys at best. Remove all accessories
before proceeding with drying. Every single piece must not exceed 600 gr.
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
thistemperature for a maximum of 4 hours or until you stop the cycle by opening the door.
This cycle allows to extend the fibres of garments thus making ironing and folding easier. Do not use in case
of garments that are still wet. Suitable for small loads of cotton textiles or cotton blends. The cycle duration is
about 15 minutes.
A short programme suitable for refreshing fibres and garments by means of fresh air. Do not use with garments
that are still wet. It can be used on with any load size but is more effective with small loads. The cycle duration is
about 20 minutes.
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 selected.
The options allow for customising the selected programme
according to one’s own needs.
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. The buzzer and/
or blinking indicators will signal the incompatibiliy. If the option
is available, the option indicator will stay on. Some options
may be kept in the memory of the programme if selected in the
previous drying.
High Heat
It improves the drying capacity. Option suitable for drying tough garments, it is used with timed cycles.
Quick Dry
Enables quicker drying.
Crease Care
The pre-care option is only available if a delayed start has been
selected. It tumbles the clothes occasionally during the delayed period to help prevent creases developing. The post-care
option occasionally tumbles the clothes after the end of the
drying and cool tumble cycles to prevent creases developing,
should you not be available to remove the load immediately the
programme is complete.The End light is on during this phase.
Note: The Start/Pause light flashes during this phase. Selecting this option enables both the pre and post care functions if
Delay timer
This option allows you to set the delay of the cycle start. Press
the corresponding button several times to obtain the required
delay. After having reached the max. settable time, the option
is reset by pressing the button again. An indicator on the control
panel signals the time being selected. After having pressed the
button Start/Pause, the machine signals the remaining time for
the cycle start. In case of door opening, after closing, it is necessary to press the button Start/Pause.
Opening the door
If the door is opened (or the START/PAUSE button is pressed)
while a programme is running, the dryer stops and the following
may occur:
• The START/PAUSE button flashes orange.
• When a delayed start is running, the delay countdown continues. It is necessary to press the START/PAUSE button to
resume the “Delay timer” programme. One of the “Delay timer”
indicator light flashes to signal the delay time entered.
• It is necessary to press the START/PAUSE button to resume
the programme. The progress indicator lights signal the running
phase and the START/PAUSE indicator light stops flashing and
turns green.
• During the post care phase, the programme ends. Pressing the
START/PAUSE button reactivates a new programme from the
• By turning the Programme selection knob, a new programme is
selected and the START/PAUSE indicator light flashes green. This
procedure can be used to select the Cool tumble programme to
cool garments if they are judged to be dry enough.
Press the START/PAUSE button to start the new programme.
Note: 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.
If you feel that the dryer is not working properly, consult the following troubleshooting suggestions before contacting the Technical
Assistance Centre (see Assistance).
The dryer does not start.
• The plug has not been inserted far enough into the socket to make contact.
• There has been a power cut.
• The fuse has burned out. Try connecting another appliance to the same socket.
• If an extension cord is used, try connecting the dryer plug directly into the socket.
• The door has not been closed properly.
• The programme has not been set correctly (see How to carry out a drying cycle).
• The START/PAUSE button has not been pressed (see How to carry out a drying cycle).
The drying cycle does not start.
• A delayed start time has been set (see Programmes and options).
• The START/PAUSE button has been pressed; a short delay follows before the dryer starts running. Wait for the drying cycle to
start; do not press the START/PAUSE button otherwise the dryer switches to the pause mode and the drying cycle will not start.
Drying times are too long.
• The filter has not been cleaned (see Care and maintenance).
• The water container must be emptied? The “Empty water container” indicator light flashes (see Care and maintenance).
• The condenser needs to be cleaned (see Care and maintenance).
• The heat setting is not suited to the type of fabric to be dried (see Programmes and options).
• An incorrect drying time was selected for the type of load (see Laundry).
• The air intake grille or the rear air vents are clogged up (see Installation, and Care and maintenance).
• The items are too wet (see Laundry).
• The dryer is overloaded (see Laundry).
The “Empty water container” indicator light flashes.
• The water bottle was not emptied before starting the programme. Always empty it before starting a new drying programme (see
Description of the tumble dryer) - do not wait for the bottle full signal (buzzer beeps once every 5 seconds and the indicator light
flashes) before emptying the water container.
The programme is finished but the items are damper than expected.
! For safety reasons, the dryer programmes last a maximum of 5 hours. If an automatic programme has not detected the final
dampness level required in this interval, the dryer completes the programme and stops. Check the above points and repeat the
programme; if the items are still damp, contact the Technical Assistance Centre (see Assistance).
The “Options” and “START/PAUSE” indicator lights flash and one of the “Maintenance” or “Drying phases” indicator lights
turns on without flashing.
• Switch the appliance off and unplug it, then clean the filter and condenser (see “Care and Maintenance”). Reinsert the plug,
switch the appliance on and start another programme.
If the problem persists, contact the Technical Assistance Service.
The dryer is noisy during the first few minutes of operation.
• This is normal, especially if the dryer has not been used for a long time. If the noise persists during the entire cycle, contact the
Technical Assistance Centre.
The lights on the dryer control panel are off although the dryer is switched on.
The dryer has gone into standby mode to save power. This occurs if you have left the dryer on or have had a power cut. It occurs
after 30 minutes:
- if you leave the dryer without starting a programme;
- after your drying programme has finished.
Press and hold the ON/OFF button until the dryer reactivates
Before contacting the Technical Assistance Centre:
Spare parts
• Follow the troubleshooting guide to check whether problems can be solved personally (see Troubleshooting).
• If not, switch the dryer off and contact the Technical Assistance Centre closest to you.
This dryer is a complex machine. Attempting to repair it personally or with the aid of an unqualified personnel may put the
safety of people at risk, damage the machine or invalidate the
spare parts guarantee.
Always contact a qualified technician when experiencing problems with this machine.
Provide the following data when contacting the Technical Assistance Centre:
• name, address and postal code
• telephone number
• type of malfunction
• date of purchase
• the appliance model (Mod.)
• the dryer’s serial number (S/N)
This information can be found on the data plate located
behind the door.
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
European Directive 2012/19/EC concerning Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) states that household
appliances should not be disposed of using the normal solid urban waste cycle. Exhausted appliances should be
collected separately in order to optimise the cost of re-using and recycling materials comprising the machine, while
preventing potential damage to public health and the environment. The crossed-out wheeled bin symbol appears on all
products to remind owners of the obligations regarding separate waste collection.
Owners should contact their local authorities or appliance dealers for further information concerning the correct disposal of
household appliances.
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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