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Hotpoint FTCF 97B 6HY (EU) Instruction for Use
Instruction booklet
English, 1
Français, 17
Español, 33
Installation, 2
Warnings, 4
Care and maintenance, 6
Česky, 33
Control Panel, 8
The Display, 9
Start and Programmes, 10
Laundry, 14
Troubleshooting, 15
Service, 16
This symbol reminds you to read this
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 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.
Maximum load: 9 kg
Preliminary information
Once the tumble dryer is installed, clean the inside of the
drum before operating it and remove any dirt accumulated
during transportation.
Power Consumption
Off-mode (Po) - Watts
Left-on mode (Pl) - Watts
Standard Cotton*
Standard Cotton
*This is the reference programme 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
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6 5 4
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10 9
6 5
Button & Lights
Buttons & Lights
2 1 16 1
Button & Light
14 13 12 1
Display Unit &
Selection Buttons
14 13 12 1
Key Lock
Button & Light
2 1 16 1
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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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14 13 12 1
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).
The Key Lock button/light
: Press and hold this button after selecting your programme and any options, the 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.
The Empty Water icon
: signals that the water container should be emptied. The display will take a few seconds to
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 Condenser icon
Maintenance and Care).
: gives a reminder that it is essential to clean the condenser 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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6 5
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).
or Timed Dry
7. Where available, choose Sensor 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. witch 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.
Bed & Bath
Anti Allergy
This is a programme for items of Synthetic with low heat setting or Synthetic/Cotton mixtures with medium heat setting.
�Some fabrics may require a further timed dry period for the desired dryness level, we recommend smaller loads use a
low heat timed dry.
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 selected.
Max. load
Description of program
The duration of the drying cycles can be checked on the display1.
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.
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.
Cuddly Toy
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.
‘Pre Iron’ is a treatment cycle for use with dry clothes and reduces creases in order to facilitate ironing and folding, it has a
maximum duration of 15 minutes.
! ‘Pre 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 the maximum capacity. These numbers refer to the dry weight: (Fabric-Maximum load) Cotton and
Cotton mixtures-2.5 kg; Synthetics-2 kg; Denim-2 kg.
2. Unload the dryer immediately after the end of the programme, hang, fold or iron the articles and put them away in the closet.
Should this not be possible repeat the programme.
Pre Iron
2,5 kg
! ‘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 selected.
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.
(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.
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.
Ready to Iron
This option allows you to dry loads where only some of the
items need ironing and you do not wish to fully dry those
items. When Iron Dry level is reached, a buzzer sounds
to let you know that the items that need ironing can be
removed. The dryer then stops and the START/PAUSE
light flashes orange. Remove the items you wish to iron,
, the
close the door and press the START/PAUSE button
dryer continues until the remaining items reach the selected
dryness level. It can be used for load sizes up to 3kg.
Less Tangled
This option has the drum movement modified to give a
tumbling action that reduces tangling and knotting of your
clothes. The Less Tangled option gives best results when
used with smaller loads.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
• 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 condenser 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 condenser (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).
Before calling the Service Centre:
Spare Parts
• 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 you.
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.
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
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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