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Indesit IWDE 146 UK Instruction for Use
Instructions for use
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Installation, 2-3-4-5-6-7
Unpacking and levelling
Electric and water connections
The first wash cycle
Technical details
Instructions for the fitter
Care and maintenance, 8
Cutting off the water or electricity supply
Cleaning your appliance
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
Caring for your appliance door and drum
Cleaning the pump
Checking the water inlet hose
IWDE 146
Precautions and advice, 9
General safety
Saving energy and respecting the environment
Washer-dryer description, 10-11
Control panel
Starting and Programmes, 12
Briefly: how to start a programme
Programme table
Personalisations, 13
Setting the temperature
Setting the drying cycle
Detergents and laundry, 14
Detergent dispenser
Preparing your laundry
Special items
Troubleshooting, 15-16
Product Guarantee and Repair
Information, 17
! Keep this instruction manual in a safe place for
future reference. Should the appliance be sold, transferred or moved, make sure the instruction manual
accompanies the washing machine to inform the
new owner as to its operation and features.
! Read these instructions carefully: they contain
vital information on installation, use and safety.
Unpacking and levelling
1. Unpack the washing machine.
2. Check whether the washing machine has
been damaged during transport. If this is the
case, do not install it and contact your retailer.
3. Remove the 4 protective screws and the
rubber bush with the
respective spacer, situated on the rear of the
appliance (see also the
installation leaflet).
NB:The plastic spacers
may fall down inside the
machine once the bolt
has been removed, and
will not interfere with the operation of the machine.
4. Seal the gaps using the plastic plugs provided.
5. Keep all the parts: you will need them again
if the washing machine needs to be moved to
another location.
! Packaging materials are not children’s toys.
Your machine may make a considerable
amount of noise if the two front feet have not
been adjusted correctly.
1. Install the washing machine on a flat sturdy
floor, without resting it up against walls, furniture
cabinets or other.
2. If the floor is not
perfectly level, compensate for any unevenness by tightening
or loosening the adjustable front feet (see
figure); the angle of
inclination, measured according to the
worktop, must not
exceed 2°.
Levelling your appliance correctly will provide it with
stability and avoid any vibrations, noise and shifting
during operation. If it is placed on a fitted or loose
carpet, adjust the feet in such a way as to allow
enough room for ventilation beneath the washing
Electric and water connections
Connecting the water inlet hose
1. Connect the supply
pipe by screwing it
to a cold water tab
using a ¾ gas threaded connection (see
Before performing the
connection, allow the
water to run freely until
it is perfectly clear.
2. Connect the other
end of the water inlet
hose to the washing
screwing it onto the
appliance’s cold water inlet, situated on
the top right-hand
side on the rear of the
appliance (see figure).
3. Make sure there are no kinks or bends in
the hose.
! The water pressure at the tap must be within the
values indicated in the Technical details table
(on the 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
Connecting the drain hose
65 - 100 cm
Where it connects to
the waste water pipe
cut end off spigot or
remove the blanking cap
Connect the drain
hose, without bending it, to a draining
duct or a wall drain
situated between 65
and 100 cm from the
The drain hose may
be connected to
an under-sink trap.
Before connecting
the drain hose from
the machine ensure
that any blanks or
removable ends have
been taken off the
If it is place over
the edge of a basin
or sink be sure the
free end of the hose
should not be underwater.
! We advise against the use of hose extensions;
in case of absolute need, the extension must
have the same diameter as the original hose
and must not exceed 150 cm in length.
Ensure that if the drain hose is pushed into a
standpipe, that the end does not go down more
than 15cms (6 inches). If the hose is pushed
down too far, this may cause the machine to
self -syphon ie. continuously empty as it is filling.
Electric connection
Before plugging the appliance into the mains
socket, make sure that:
• the socket is earthed and in compliance with
the applicable law;
• the socket is able to sustain the appliance’s
maximum power load indicated in the Technical details table;
• the supply voltage is included within the values indicated on the Technical details table ;
• the socket is compatible with the washing
machine’s plug. If this is not the case, replace the socket or the plug.
Your appliance is now supplied with a 13 amp
fused plug it can be plugged into a 13 amp
socket for immediate use. Before using the
appliance please read the instructions below.
Replacing the fuse:
When replacing a faulty fuse, a 13 amp ASTA
approved fuse to BS 1362 should always be
used, and the fuse cover re-fitted. If the fuse
cover is lost, the plug must not be used until a
replacement is obtained.
Replacement fuse covers:
If a replacement fuse cover is fitted, it must be of
the correct colour as indicated by the coloured
marking or the colour that is embossed in words
on the base of the plug. Replacements can be
obtained directly from your nearest Service Depot.
Removing the plug:
If your appliance has a non-rewireable moulded
plug and you should wish to re-route the mains
cable through partitions, units etc., please ensure that either:
the plug is replaced by a fused 13 ampere
re-wearable plug bearing the BSI mark of
the mains cable is wired directly into a 13
amp cable outlet, controlled by a switch, (in
compliance with BS 5733) which is accessible
without moving the appliance.
Disposing of the plug:
Ensure that before disposing of the plug itself,
you make the pins unusable so that it cannot
be accidentally inserted into a socket.
Instructions for connecting cable to an alternative
Important: the wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green & Yellow
As the colours of the wires in the lead may
not correspond with the coloured markings
identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed
as follows:
Connect Green & Yellow wire to terminal marked E or
or coloured Green or Green &
Connect Brown wire to terminal marked L or
coloured Red.
Connect Blue wire to terminal marked N or
coloured Black.
If a 13 amp plug (BS 1363) is used it must be
fitted with a
13 amp fuse, either in the plug or adaptor or at
the distribution board.
If you are in any doubt the electrical supply to
your machine, consult a qualified electrician
before use.
How to connect an alternative plug:
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
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 washing machine should not be installed in an outdoor environment, not even
when the area is sheltered, because it may
be very dangerous to leave it exposed to rain
and thunderstorms.
! When the washing machine is installed, the
mains socket must be within easy reach.
! Do not use extensions or multiple sockets.
! The power supply cable must never be
bent or dangerously compressed.
! The power supply cable must only be replaced by an authorised serviceman.
Warning! The company denies all liability if
and when these norms are not respected.
The first wash cycle
Once the appliance has been installed, and
before you use it for the first time, run a wash
cycle with detergent and no laundry, setting the
90°C programme without a pre-wash cycle.
Technical data
IWDE 146
width 59.5 cm
height 81.5 cm
depth 54.5 cm
from 1 to 6 kg for the wash
programme; from 1 to 5 kg
for the drying programme
please refer to the technical
connections data plate fixed to the machine
maximum pressure 1 MPa
(10 bar)
Water conminimum pressure 0.05
MPa (0.5 bar)
drum capacity 52 litres
Spin speed up to 1400 rotations per
Wash: programme 2; temperature 60°C;
run with a load of 6 kg.
Drying: the smaller load
programmes must be dried by selecting
according to the “ ” (Iron) dryness level.
The load must consist of 2
EN 50229
sheets, 1 pillowcase and 1
hand towel; the remainder
of the load must be dried by
selecting the “ ” (Cupboard) dryness level.
This appliance conforms to
the following EC Directives:
- 2004/108/EC (Electromagnetic Compatibility)
- 2012/19/EU (WEEE)
- 2006/95/EC Low Voltage)
Instructions for the fitter
Door Mounting Accessories (Fig. 1-2-3-4-5).
Mounting the wooden panel onto the door
and inserting the machine into cabinets:
In the case where the machine must be shipped
for final installation after the wooden panel has
been mounted, we suggest leaving it in its original packaging. The packaging was designed
to make it possible to mount the wooden panel
onto the machine without removing it completely
(see figures below).
The wooden panel that covers the face of
the machine must not be less than 18 mm in
thickness and can be hinged on either the right
or left. For the sake of practicality when using
the machine, we recommend that the panel be
hinged on the same side as the door for the
machine itself - the left.
N° 2 Hinge Supports
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
N° 1 Magnet
Fig. 3
N° 2 Hinges
N° 1 Magnet plate
Fig. 4
N° 1 Rubber plug
Fig. 5
Tur seite
N° 4 Spacers
Fig. 4/B
- No. 6 type A self-threading screws, l =13 mm.
- No. 2 type B metric, countersunk screws, l =25;
for fastening the magnet plate to the cabinet.
- No. 4 type C metric screws, l =15 mm; for
mounting the hinge supports to the cabinet.
- No. 4 type D metric screws, l =7 mm; for
mounting the hinges on the supports.
Mounting the Parts onto the Face of the
- Fit the hinge supports to the appliance front
panel, positioning the hole marked with an arrow
in fig. 1 so that it is on the inner side of the front
panel. Fit a spacer (fig. 4/B) between the surfaces using type C screws.
- Fit the magnet plate at the top of the opposite
side, using type B screws to fix two spacers (fig.
4/B) between the plate and the surface.
Using the Drilling Template.
- To trace the positions of the holes on the lefthand side of the panel, align the drilling template
to the top left side of the panel using the lines
traced on the extremities as a reference.
- To trace the positions of the holes on the righthand side of the panel, align the drilling template
to the top right side of the panel.
- Use an appropriately sized router to mill the holes
for the two hinges, the rubber plug and the magnet.
Mounding the Parts onto the Wooden Panel
- Insert the hinges into the holes (the movable part of
the hinge must be positioned facing away from the
panel) and fasten them with the 4 type A screws.
- Insert the magnet into the top hole on the opposite side of the hinges and fasten it with the two
type B screws.
- Insert the rubber plug into the bottom hole.
The panel is now ready to be mounted onto the
Mounting the Panel into the machine.
Insert the nib of the hinge (indicated by the arrow
in fig. 2) into the hole for the hinge and push the
panel towards the front of the machine. Fasten
the two hinges with the type D screws.
Fastening the plinth guide.
If the machine is installed at the end of a set of
modular cabinets, mount either one or both of
the guides for the base molding (as shown in fig.
8). Adjust them for depth based on the position
of the base molding, and, if necessary, fasten the
base to the guides (fig. 9).
This is how to assemble the plinth guide (fig. 8):
Fasten angle P using screw R, insert plinth guide
Q into the special slot and once it is in the desired
position, lock it in place using angle P and screw R.
Inserting the machine into the Cabinet.
- Push the machine into the opening, aligning it
with the cabinets (fig. 6).
- Regulate the adjustable feet to raise the machine
to the appropriate height.
- To adjust the position of the wooden panel in
both the vertical and horizontal directions, use the
C and D screws, as shown in fig. 7.
Important: close the lower part of the appliance front
by ensuring that the plinth rests against the floor.
Fig. 9
Accessories provided for the height
The 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 order
special kit n° C00084867 available from Spare
Parts to raise it up 900 mm.
Fig. 6
Fig. 8
600 min
820 ÷ 900
Fig. 7
Care and maintenance
Cutting off the water or electricity
2. clean the interior thoroughly;
3. screw the lid back on.
• Turn off the water tap after every wash. This
will limit the wear of your appliance’s water
system and also prevent leaks.
• Unplug your appliance when cleaning it and
during all maintenance operations.
Checking the water inlet hose
Cleaning your appliance
The exterior and rubber parts of your appliance can
be cleaned with a soft cloth soaked in lukewarm
soapy water. Do not use solvents or abrasives.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
Remove the dispenser by pulling it out
(see figure).
Wash it under running
water; this operation
should be repeated
Caring for your appliance door and
• Always leave the appliance door ajar to prevent unpleasant odours from forming.
Cleaning the pump
The washing machine is fitted with a self-cleaning
pump that does not require any maintenance.
Sometimes, small items (such as coins or buttons) may fall into the pre-chamber that protects
the pump, situated in the lower part of the same.
! Make sure the wash cycle has ended and
unplug the appliance.
To access the pre-chamber:
1. unscrew the lid rotating it anti-clockwise (see figure): a little
water may trickle out.
This is perfectly normal;
Check the water inlet hose at least once a year. If
you see any cracks, replace it immediately: during
the wash cycles, water pressure is very strong and
a cracked hose could easily split open.
! Never use hoses that have already been used.
Precautions and advice
! The Washer-dryer was designed and built in compliance
with the applicable international safety regulations. The
following information is provided for your safety and should
consequently be read carefully.
General safety
• This appliance 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
– 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
– 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
• 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 cycles.
• Children of less than 3 years should be kept
away from the appliance unless continuously supervised.
• Remove all objects from pockets such as
lighters and matches.
• Disposing of the packaging material:observe local regulations, so the packaging can be re-used.
• The European Directive 2012/19/EU on Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment, requires that old household electrical
appliances must not be disposed of in the normal unsorted
municipal waste stream. Old appliances must be collected
separately in order to optimise the recovery and recycling of
the materials they contain and reduce the impact on human
health and the environment. The crossed out “wheeled bin”
symbol on the product reminds you of your obligation, that
when you dispose of the appliance it must be separately
collected. Consumers should contact their local authority or
retailer for information concerning the correct disposal of
their old appliance.
Saving energy and respecting the environment
Environmentally-friendly technology
If you only see a little water through your appliance door, this
is because thanks to the latest Indesit technology, your
washing machine only needs less than half the amount of
water to get the best results: an objective reached to respect
the environment.
Saving on detergent, water, energy and time
• To avoid wasting resources, the Washer-dryer should be
used with a full load. A full load instead of two half loads
allows you to save up to 50% on energy.
• The pre-wash cycle is only necessary on extremely soiled
garments. Avoiding it will save on detergent, time, water and
between 5 and 15% energy.
• Treating stains with a stain remover or leaving them to soak
before washing will cut down the need to wash them at high
temperatures. A programme at 60°C instead of 90°C or one
at 40°C instead of 60°C will save up to 50% on energy.
• Use the correct quantity of detergent depending on the water hardness, how soiled the garments are and the amount
of laundry you have, to avoid wastage and to protect the
environment: despite being biodegradable, detergents do
contain ingredients that alter the natural balance of the environment. In addition, avoid using fabric softener as much
as possible.
• If you use your washing machine from late in the afternoon
until the early hours of the morning, you will help reduce the
electricity board’s peak load. The Delay Timer option helps
to organise your wash cycles accordingly.
• If your laundry has to be dried in a tumble dryer, select a high
spin speed. Having the least water possible in your laundry
will save you time and energy in the drying process.
Washer-dryer description
Control panel
Detergent dispenser
Detergent dispenser: to add detergent and fabric
LEDS: to find out which wash cycle phase is under way.
If the Delay Timer function has been set, the time left until
the programme starts will be indicated.
DRYING knob: to set the desired drying cycle.
FUNCTION buttons: to select the functions available.
The button corresponding to the function selected will
remain on.
TEMPERATURE knob: to set the temperature or the
cold wash cycle.
START/RESET button: to start the programmes or
cancel any incorrect settings.
ON-OFF/DOOR LOCK Led: to find out whether the
Washer-dryer is on and if the appliance door can be
ON/OFF button: to turn the Washer-dryer on and off.
PROGRAMME knob: to select the wash programmes.
The knob stays still during the cycle.
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
Note: to avoid excessive vibrations, before every spin cycle the machine distributes the load in a uniform manner by continuously rotating the drum at a speed which is slightly faster than the normal washing speed.
When, despite repeated attempts, the load is still not evenly distributed, the machine spins at a lower speed than the set
If the load is excessively unbalanced, the machine attempts to distribute it instead of spinning.
The balancing attempts may extend the total duration of the cycle, up to a maximum of 10 minutes.
The LEDS provide important information.
This is what they can tell you:
Delay set:
If the Delay Timer function has been enabled, once you
have started the programme, the LED corresponding to
the delay set will begin to flash:
Cycle phase under way:
During the wash cycle, the LEDs gradually illuminate on to
indicate the cycle phase under way:
Prewash / Wash
Spin cycle
- during draining, the LED corresponding to the Spin cycle
phase will be turned on.
As time passes, the remaining delay will be displayed,
and the corresponding LED will flash:
- when the drying cycle is complete, the indicator light relative to phase
will flash, to indicate that the DRYING knob
needs to be set back to the 0 setting.
Once the set delay is complete, the flashing LED will turn
off and the programme set will start.
Function buttons
The FUNCTION BUTTONS also act like LEDS.
When a function is selected, the corresponding button is
If the function selected is incompatible with the programme
set, the button will flash and the function will not be enabled.
If you set a function that is incompatible with another function you selected previously, only the last one selected will
be enabled.
If this LED is on, the appliance door is locked to prevent it from being opened accidentally; to avoid any damages, wait for
the LED to flash before you open the appliance door.
! The rapid flashing of the ON-OFF/DOOR LOCK Led together with the flashing of at least one other LED indicates there is an
Starting and Programmes
Briefly: starting a programme
6. Add the detergent and any fabric softener.
7. Start he programme by pressing the START/RESET button. To cancel it, keep the START/RESET button pressed
for at least 2 seconds.
8. When the programme is finished, the ON-OFF/DOOR
LOCK Led will flash to indicate that the appliance door
can be opened. Take out your laundry and leave the
appliance door ajar to allow the drum to dry thoroughly.
Turn the Washer-dryer off by pressing button
1. Switch the Washer-dryer on by pressing button
. All
the LEDS will light up for a few seconds and the ON-OFF/
DOOR LOCK Led will begin to flash.
2. Load your laundry into the washer-dryer and shut the
appliance door.
3. Set the PROGRAMME knob to the programme required.
4. Set the wash temperature.
5. Set the drying cycle if necessary.
Type of fabric and
degree of soil
Pro- Tempe- Drying
gram. rature Cycle prewash wash
Programme table
Description of wash
White Cotton: Extremely soiled whites (sheets, tablecloths, etc.)
White Cotton: Heavily soiled whites and fast colours
White Cotton: Heavily soiled whites and delicate colours
Colour Cotton: Slightly soiled whites and delicate colours
(shirts, jumpers, etc.)
Easy care: Heavily soiled fast colours (baby linen, etc.)
Easy care: Heavily soiled fast colours (baby linen, etc.)
Silk: Very delicate fabrics (curtains, silk, viscose, etc.)
Drying cotton
Drying delicates
Time 4 you
Flash Clean: Heavily soiled whites and fast colours
Flash Nylon: Delicate colours (all types of slightly soiled
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, intermediate and final spin cycles
Wash cycle, rinse cycles,
delicate spin cycle
Wash cycle, rinse cycles
and delicate spin cycle
Cold wash (without detergents), wash cycle, rinse
cycles, and delicate spin cycle
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, intermediate and final spin cycles
Daily: Delicate colours
(all types of slightly soiled garments)
Special Shoes (MAX. 2 pairs)
Special Sport: Fabrics for sportswear (Tracksuits, shorts,
Rinse cycles and spin cycle
Draining and spin cycle
The duration of the wash cycles can be checked on the display.
Pre-wash, wash cycle,
rinse cycles, intermediate
and final spin cycles
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, intermediate and final spin cycles
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, intermediate and final spin cycles
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, intermediate and final spin cycles
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, intermediate and final spin cycles
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, anticrease or delicate spin cycle
Wash cycle, rinse cycles, anticrease or delicate spin cycle
Wash cycle, rinse cyclese,
delicate spin cycle
Wash cycle, rinse cycles,
anti-crease or draining cycle
White prewash: Extremely soiled whites (sheets, tablecloths, etc.)
-For programme 9, we advise against exceeding a wash load of 3.5 kg.
-For programme 13 we advise against exceeding a wash load of 2 kg.
-For the anti-crease function: see Easy iron, opposite page. The information contained in the table is purely indicative.
Special programme
Daily (programme 11 for Synthetics) is designed to wash lightly soiled garments in a short amount of time: it only
lasts 30 minutes and allows you to save on both time and energy. By setting this programme (11 at 30°C), you can
wash different fabrics together (except for woollen and silk items), with a maximum load of 3 kg.
We recommend the use of liquid detergent.
Setting the temperature
Turn the TEMPERATURE knob to set the wash temperature.
The temperature can be lowered, or even set to a cold wash ( ).
Set the drying cycle
Turn the DRYING knob to set the desired drying type.
Two options are available:
A - Based on time: From 40 minutes to 180.
B - Based on the damp level of the dry clothes:
: slightly damp clothes, easy to iron.
: dry clothes to put away.
: very dry clothes, recommended for towelling and bathrobes.
A cooling stage is foreseen at the end of the drying cycle.
If your laundry load to wash and dry is exceptionally in excess of the maximum load foreseen (see Programme table), perform the
wash cycle, and when the programme is complete, divide up the garments and put part of them back in the drum. Now follow
the instructions provided for a dry only cycle. Repeat this procedure for the remainder of the load.
Dry only
Turn the PROGRAMME knob to one of the drying settings (7-8) depending on the type of fabric, then select the desired drying
type using the DRYING knob.
Important: - A spin cycle is carried out during the drying if you have set a cotton programme and a level of dryness (Cupboard
, Hanger
, Iron
- For cotton loads of less than 1 Kg, use the drying programme designed for delicate fabrics.
To enable a function:
1. press the button corresponding to the desired function, according to the table below;
2. the function is enabled when the corresponding button is illuminated.
- If the function selected is incompatible with the programme set, the button will flash and the function will not be enabled.
- If you set a function that is incompatible with another function you selected previously, only the last one selected will be
Delays the start of the wash
by up to 9 hours.
Press the button repeatedly until the LED corresponding to the desired delay
is turned on.
The fifth time the button is pressed, the function will be disabled.
N.B.: Once you have pressed the Start/Reset button, the delay can only be
decreased if you wish to modify it.
By selecting this function, the
wash and spin cycles will be
modified in order to reduce the
formation of creases. At the
end of the cycle the washing
machine will perform slow
rotations of the drum.
To drain the water so that the laundry may be removed, press the START /
RESET button.
Easy iron
Extra Rinse
If you also want to run the drying cycle, this button is enabled only if combined
with level
Increases the efficiency of the Recommended when the appliance has a full load or with large quantities of
Reduces the spin speed.
Slow Spin
Detergents and laundry
Detergent dispenser
Good washing results also depend on the correct dose of
detergent: adding too much detergent won’t necessarily
make for a more efficient wash, and may in fact cause
build up on the interior of your appliance and even pollute
the environment.
Open up the detergent
dispenser and pour in
the detergent and fabric
softener, as follows.
compartment 1: Detergent for pre-wash (powder)
compartment 2: Detergent for the wash cycle
(powder or liquid)
Liquid detergent should only be poured in immediately
prior to the wash cycle start.
compartment 3: Additives (fabric softeners, etc.)
The fabric softener should not overflow from the grid.
! Do not use hand wash detergent because it may form
too much foam.
Preparing your laundry
• Divide your laundry according to:
- the type of fabric/the symbol on the label.
- the colours: separate coloured garments from whites.
• Empty all pockets and check for loose buttons.
• Do not exceed the values listed in the “Table of wash
cycles”, which refer to the weight of the laundry when dry.
How much does your laundry weigh?
1 sheet 400-500 g
1 pillow case 150-200 g
1 tablecloth 400-500 g
1 bathrobe 900-1200 g
1 towel 150-250 g
Special items
Curtains: fold curtains and place them in a pillow case
or mesh bag. Wash them separately without exceeding
half the appliance load. Use programme 6 which excludes the spin cycle automatically.
Quilted coats and windbreakers: if they are padded
with goose or duck down, they can be machine-washed.
Turn the garments inside out and load a maximum of 2-3
kg, repeating the rinse cycle once or twice and using the
delicate spin cycle.
Wool: for best results, use a specific detergent, taking
care not to exceed a load of 1.5 kg.
Your Washer-dryer could fail to work. Before calling for Assistance, make sure the problem can’t easily be solved by consulting the following list.
Possible causes/Solution:
The machine does not switch on.
• The appliance is not plugged into the socket fully, or not enough to make
• There is no power to the socket, or the fuse has blown in the mains plug.
The wash cycle does not start.
The machine does not dry.
• Check the 2 sections above.
• The ‘DRY’ button has been pressed to exclude drying.
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 first wash cycle stage
indicator light flashes.
The machine continuously fills
with water and continually drains
away or Water left in the dru or
Stuck on wash.
• The top of the drain hose is too low - It must be fitted at a height between 65
and 100 cm from the floor.
• The drain hose is connected incorrectly to the sink trap allowing water to run
into the machine, the drain hose must be positioned higher than the bottom of
the sink to prevent water flowing down the drain hose.
• The end of the drain hose has been pushed too far down the standpipe, the
‘U’ bracket should be fitted 100 mm from the end of the drain hose.
The machine does not drain or
• The Pump filter is blocked.
• The “Easy iron” function is enabled: to complete the programme, press the
• The drain hose is kinked.
• New Installation - The blanking cap or spigot has not been removed if connected under a sink.
• The drain hose or sink trap is blocked.
The 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 machine.
• The machine is trapped between cabinets and/or walls.
• The load is in a slight out of balance condition and machine is spinning, but
at a lower speed.
The door is not closed properly.
The ‘ON/OFF’ button has not been pressed.
The ‘START/RESET’ button has not been pressed.
The water tap has not been turned on to allow water to flow into the machine.
A delayed start has been set.
The water inlet hose is kinked.
The water inlet hose is not connected to the water supply.
The water pressure is too low.
The water tap has not been turned on to allow water to flow into the machine.
There is no water supply to the house.
The inlet valve filter is blocked.
The ‘START/RESET’ button has not been pressed.
The machine is noisy.
• There will always be some motor, pump and drum noise during spin.
The machine wont spin properly.
• Out of Balance detected when attempting to go into a spin cycle - If this happens the
machine will continue to try to repeat the distribution of the load required before
the machine will go into higher spin speeds - This will increase the programme
time accordingly. This is a safety feature to prevent damage. Out of Balance can be
caused by washing a single heavy item (eg duvet, quilt, etc). - Try the programme
again using a different load.
The machine leaks from the dispenser.
• The dispenser drawer is blocked with detergent and requires cleaning.
• The water pressure is too high and requires turning down - turn down the tap
on the water supply pipe slightly and try again.
• The machine is tilting forwards - It must be level when in its final position.
The machine leaks (other than
• The fill hose is loose, check both the cabinet and tap ends.
• The fill hose is tight but still leaks, if so replace the rubber washers, or the fill
hose is missing the rubber washer.
• The drain hose is not fixed in properly.
The indicator lights on the console are flashing rapidly.
• Switch off the machine and unplug it, wait for approximately 1 minute and
then switch it back on again If the problem persists contact the Technical Assistance Service.
The machine smells.
• The machine requires a service wash. Run a 90 degree wash cycle with detergent
and no laundry.
The machine door cannot be
• The door will not open until the door lock indicator light goes out shortly after
the program has finished.
Door Seal damaged at the bottom.
• The door seal has drainage holes at the bottom - This is normal.
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).
After completing the programme,
or before starting a programme,
the machine has turned itself off
(no lights).
• To comply with new energy saving regulations the machine is fitted with an
automatic standby system. Press ‘ON/OFF’ button for 3 seconds to activate
the machine, it can then either be switched off or a new programme selected.
• Your washing machine contains sensors that monitor progress during the
wash cycle (eg: Water Levels, Temperatures, Out of Balance loads, Wash time/
progress). Normally, if your machine successfully completes the cycle, there is
unlikely to be anything wrong!
Remember, you will be charged for a service call for problems caused by incorrect installation, as indicated on pages 2 to 4.
Not emptying contents from pockets may cause pump or drain blockages, or may damage the machine.
Do not wash items which do not have a wash label, or wash items that are not intended as machine washable.
Product Guarantee and
Repair Information
12 Months Parts and Labour Guarantee
Your appliance has the benefit of our manufacturer’s
guarantee, which covers the cost of breakdown
repairs for twelve months from the date of purchase.
This gives you the reassurance that if, within that
time, your appliance is proven to be defective
because of either workmanship or materials, we will,
at our discretion, either repair or replace the appliance
at no cost to you:
This guarantee is subject to the following conditions:
- The appliance has been installed and operated
correctly and in accordance with our operating and
maintenance instructions.
- The appliance is used only on the electricity or gas
supply printed on the rating plate.
- The appliance has been used for normal domestic
purposes only.
- The appliance has not been altered, serviced,
maintained, dismantled, or otherwise interfered with
by any person not authorised by us.
- Any repair work must be undertaken by us or our
appointed agent.
- Any parts removed during repair work or any
appliance that is replaced become our property.
- The appliance is used in the United Kingdom or
Republic of Ireland.
The guarantee does not cover:
- Damage resulting from transportation, improper
use, neglect or interference or as a result of improper
- Replacement of any consumable item or accessory.
These include but are not limited to: plugs, cables,
batteries, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and starters,
covers and filters.
- Replacement of any removable parts made of glass
or plastic.
Recycling and Disposal Information
As part of Indesit’s continued commitment to
helping the environment, Indesit reserves the right
to use quality, recycled components to keep down
customer costs and minimise material wastage.
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances
carefully. To minimise the risk of injury to children,
remove the door, plug, and cut the mains cable
off flush with the appliance. Dispose of these parts
separately to ensure that the appliance can no longer
be plugged into mains socket, and the door cannot
be locked shut.
Repairs and After Sales
For product help and advice, repairs, spare parts or
accessories, we’re here to help.
For local repair engineers - 03448 111 606
ROI - 0818 313 413
UK standard local rate applies
ROI local Irish rate applies
For Parts and Accessories visit:
Please remember to register your appliance at to activate your 10 year
parts guarantee.
How to find your model and serial number:
Indesit Company Spa
Viale Aristide Merloni, 47
60044 Fabriano (AN)
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