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7kg Top Load Washing Machine

Model Number STR-TLW70

INSTRUCTION MANUAL

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Welcome

Congratulations on choosing to buy a STIRLING

All products brought to you by STIRLING ®

® product.

are manufactured to the highest standards of performance and safety and, as part of our philosophy of customer service and satisfaction, are backed by our comprehensive 3 Year In Home Warranty. We hope you will enjoy using your purchase for many years to come.

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Contents

02 Welcome

04 Warranty Details

05 General Safety Instructions

09 Product Overview

10 Getting Started: Installation

14 Features

16 Instructions

24 FAQs and Troubleshooting

26 Other Useful Information

31 Repair and Refurbished Goods or Parts Notice

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7kg Top Load Washing Machine

Warranty Details

REGISTER YOUR PURCHASE AT www.aldi.com.au/en/about-aldi/product-registration/ TO KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH IMPORTANT PRODUCT INFORMATION

The product is guaranteed to be free from defects in workmanship and parts for a period of 36 months from the date of purchase. Defects that occur within this warranty period, under normal use and care, will be repaired, replaced or refunded at our discretion. The benefits conferred by this warranty are in addition to all rights and remedies in respect of the product that the consumer has under the

Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and similar state and territory laws.

Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian

Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and to compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

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General Safety Instructions

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

READ CAREFULLY AND KEEP FOR FUTURE REFERENCE

Read this manual thoroughly before first use, even if you are familiar with this type of product. The safety precautions enclosed herein reduce the risk of fire, electric shock and injury when correctly adhered to.

Keep the manual in a safe place for future reference, along with the completed warranty card and purchase receipt. If applicable, pass these instructions on to the next owner of the appliance.

Always follow basic safety precautions and accident prevention measures when using an electrical appliance, including the following:

Warning

This heading indicates that there is a serious risk of injury if you do not adhere to the warning(s).

Caution

This heading indicates that care should be taken to avoid injury to persons or damage to property.

A tick in a circle accompanies a measure or action that you should do or follow.

A cross in a circle accompanies a measure or action that you should NOT do.

Electrical safety

• Before connecting and turning on the washing machine, ensure the electrical voltage and circuit frequency correspond to those indicated on the appliance.

• Only connect the washing machine to a grounded (earthed) electrical outlet.

• Do not insert any objects into the appliance.

• Do not kink or damage the power cord, and position it out of the way so no one steps on or places anything on the cord or against it.

• Do not overload the wall outlet. Overloading can result in fire or electric shock.

• If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.

• Never use this washing machine with a power adaptor or an extension cord.

• Unplug the washing machine from the power supply before cleaning, servicing, maintenance or moving the appliance. Pull by the plug, not by the cord.

• After use, always unplug the appliance and turn off the water.

• WARNING: All electrical work must be done in accordance with local and national electrical codes as applicable and should be undertaken by licenced and qualified persons only.

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General Safety Instructions (Cont.)

Installation

• Install the washing machine on a flat surface to avoid overturning during use. If the machine must be placed on carpet, make sure the ventilation openings in the base are not obstructed.

• Install the washing machine so that there is a distance of at least 200mm between the appliance enclosure and any external heat sources, such as appliances containing heating elements.

• Connect the washing machine to the water mains using new hose sets. Do not reuse old hose sets. The required water pressure is 0.03MPa (min.) to 0.8MPa (max.).

• Make sure that all water and electrical connections are made by qualified personnel only, observing local safety regulations and following the manufacturer’s instructions

(see “Getting Started: Installation” on pages 10 to 13).

• Improper installation may result in the risk of fire, electric shock and/or injury. We assume no liability for any eventual damages caused by improper installation.

Usage conditions and restrictions

• The appliance is designed for private domestic use only. It is not suitable for commercial or trade use. The appliance has a capacity (max. weight of dry wash load) of 7.0kg.

• Do not operate the appliance outdoors.

• This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.

• Children should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the appliance.

• Before loading the machine, always ensure no pet or young child has climbed into it.

• Make sure all pockets of clothing to be washed are empty. Hard, sharp objects such as coins, safety pins, bra wires, nails, screws or stones can cause extensive damage to the appliance and block the pump.

• Any damage or malfunction resulting from foreign objects is not covered by your warranty and may lead to expensive repairs. We assume no liability for any eventual damages caused by improper or faulty use.

Cleaning and maintenance

• Before cleaning or carrying out maintenance, always unplug the appliance from the power supply.

• Except for the filters that require regular cleaning, the unit has no user-serviceable parts contained within. Do not attempt to repair, disassemble or modify it. Repairs made by inexperienced or unqualified persons may cause injury and/or make more serious repairs to the appliance necessary.

• CAUTION: After each wash, check and clean the lint filter inside the drum. Also check and clean the lint filter at the back of the machine next to the drain hose outlet on a regular basis.

• This appliance should only be serviced by an authorised service centre, and only genuine spare parts should be used. Contact our after sales support line for advice.

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General Safety Instructions (Cont.)

Warnings

Do not let children climb into the washing machine or peer into the rotating spin barrel.

Do not wash clothes that have residue of flammable materials.

Do not use the appliance if the power cord or plug is damaged to avoid an electric shock, short circuit or fire.

Regularly clean the power plug to remove dust and dirt and avoid contact failure.

Turn the machine off before pulling out the plug from the socket if the machine is not in use.

Do not place any flammable items on top of the washing machine.

Insert the power plug securely.

Use a 230-240V AC power source.

230-240V

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General Safety Instructions (Cont.)

To avoid electric shock, fire and malfunction, do not install this machine in a damp place.

Do not pull out or insert the plug with wet hands to avoid electric shock.

No wet hands

No dampness

Ensure the water inlet hoses are connected and the taps are turned on before washing a load.

Cautions

Do not allow children to lay or sit on top of the washing machine.

Do not change the power cord.

If it needs changing, contact a qualified electrician or call the after sales support line.

Do not wash jackets, raincoats, fishing coats and similar clothes in the washing machine.

Do not pull the power cord when removing the plug.

The water temperature should not exceed 60°C when washing with warm water.

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Product Overview

Scope of delivery

A Parts list

1 Transparent lid

2 Control panel

3 Housing

4 Detergent box

1

2

5 Lint filter

6 Wash/spin tub

3

7 Water supply hose connections

8 Drain pump filter

9 Drain hose connection

10 Adjustable leg (1)

Front view

Top/inside view

4

5

Back view

6

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B Accessories included

11 12

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11 Hot water supply hose

12 Cold water supply hose

13 Drain hose with elbow

Base cover and screw for attaching it to the unit (not shown)

C Documentation (

not shown)

Instruction manual, Quick start guide,

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Getting Started: Installation

Unpacking

• This product has been packaged to protect it against transportation damage. Keep the original packaging carton in a safe place. It will help prevent any damage if the product needs to be transported in the future. In the event that it is to be disposed of, please recycle it and all other packaging materials where possible.

• Plastic wrapping can be a suffocation hazard for babies and young children, so ensure all packaging materials are out of their reach and disposed of safely.

• Unwind the power cord to its full length and inspect it for damage. Do not use the appliance if the appliance or its cord has been damaged or is not working properly. In case of damage, contact our after sales support centre for advice on examination, repair or return of the damaged product.

• Read this manual to familiarise yourself with all the parts and operating principles of the washing machine. Pay particular attention to the safety instructions on the previous pages.

Installing the base cover

• Make sure the power cord is unplugged from the mains supply.

• Place some padding (such as a soft mat, blanket or thick towel) on the floor and gently lay the washing machine on the padding, back side down. Take care not to dent the housing.

• Insert the base cover into the hooks of the leg, pushing it straight until it reaches into the back hooks.

• Fasten the base cover with the supplied screw.

• Carefully set the washer upright.

Screw

Leg

Front

Base cover

Back

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Levelling the washer

• Install the washer on a stable and level surface, in a dry location, out of sunlight.

• If levelling is necessary, adjust the adjustable leg (at the front right side of the machine), as illustrated, right.

The maximum permissible inclination of the supporting surface is 2 degrees.

CAUTION: Installing the washer on a carpeted floor may cause vibration issues.

If you must install it on carpet, make sure not to block any ventilation openings on the bottom of the washer.

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Base of the washer

(1) Loosen

(2) Down (4) Up

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Getting Started: Installation (Cont.)

Connecting the water inlet hoses

Install the water inlet hoses to your hot and cold water taps, as described below.

• Check and ensure that the sealing washers are firmly in place.

• Attach the straight end of the hose to your water taps. Make sure to attach the hot water supply hose (with red markings) to the hot water tap and the cold water supply hose (with blue markings) to the cold water tap.

• Tighten the coupling nuts securely by hand, as illustrated below (the sealing washer is a part of and located inside the tap end).

Tap

Sealing

washer

Tap end

Inlet hose

Twist

• Attach the curved end of the hose to the corresponding inlet valve of the washer.

• Tighten the coupling nuts securely by hand, as illustrated below.

• Tighten the nut by turning it clockwise while holding the hose. (To detach the water supply hose, turn the nut anticlockwise after turning the tap off.)

Water inlet valve

• Turn on the taps and check for leaks. Tighten the coupling nuts firmly if there is any leakage. If your water pressure is strong, close the water tap completely, then open it slightly.

IMPORTANT!

• Both the hot water and cold water hoses must be connected to your taps.

• Make sure your hot water from the tap is no hotter than 60°C.

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Getting Started: Installation (Cont.)

CAUTION: When tightening the clamping nut, take care not to damage the water inlet valve joint. Apply force evenly and do not twist the water inlet valve.

CAUTION: Use only the new (supplied) hoses with your new appliance. Do not use a hose from an existing machine, or one that has been used previously.

CAUTION: In the event that the hoses are too short for your set-up, please seek advice from your local washing machine store to purchase a longer hose.

Installing the drain hose

• The drain hose and drain pump filter are located at the back of the machine, as illustrated below, left.

• Pinching the two bands of the clamp on the drain hose, connect it to the drain hose connection at the back of the washer, as illustrated below, centre.

• Insert the hose clips for the water drainage hose (marked with red arrows in the illustration on the right) into the mounting holes at the back of the washer. Turn the clips so you can lead the hose through the clips up the back of the machine.

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Drain pump with lint filter

Drain hose connection

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Getting Started: Installation (Cont.)

• When the washer is in use, put the drain hose into a drain spout (or into a sink/tub), as illustrated below.

CAUTION!

• While the washer is in use, ensure the height of the drain hose is at least 70cm, otherwise the washer will not work properly, or water may flow out in the course of washing. Also ensure the drain hose is not higher than 1m above ground, otherwise the washer will not drain water well.

• Never lay down the drain hose, as water will be discharged.

• Be sure the drain hose is properly routed so it will not kink or lift off the sink.

WARNING: This appliance must be earthed

In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, earthing will reduce the risk of an electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for the electric current.

This appliance is equipped with a cord having an equipment-earthing conductor and an earthing plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is installed and earthed in accordance with all local standards and requirements.

Do not modify the plug under any circumstances. If the plug does not fit your outlet, consult a licensed electrician and have the outlet changed.

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Features

The control panel

Digital display

The digital display shows the currently selected option. For example:

• During washing, it shows the time remaining, e.g.:

Remaining time is 20 minutes

• When setting soak and wash processes, this indicator shows the time you set, e.g.:

Washing time is 10 minutes

• When setting the preset timer, it shows when the washing will be finished, e.g.:

Finish washing 2 hours later

• When an abnormal condition occurs, it shows the warning code, e.g.:

Water does not flow

54-60L

42-48L

30-36L

20-25L

Delay

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Water Level button

• Use this button to select the water level appropriate for your load size.

• Different water levels for washing and rinsing are optional.

• See page 21 for details.

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Process and Set buttons

• First, use the Process button to select the desired wash process: preset (delay timer), soak, wash time, rinse time, or spin time. The appropriate indicator light above will flash.

• Second, use the Set button to select the desired option.

• For example, to select a rinse time, press Process until the

Rinse indicator flashes, then press Set to select the rinse time.

NOTE: For the NORMAL and HEAVY DUTY programs, the machine will automatically select the appropriate water power and level, and wash, rinse and spin times.

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Cotton

Water Level

Process

Set

Program

7kg

Programs

Cotton

Normal

Heavy Duty

Quick

Blanket

Delicate

54-60L

42-48L

30-36L

20-25L

Delay

Features (Cont.)

Detergent indicators

• These scoop indicators show how much powder detergent to use.

• See “Detergent and load recommendations”, page 17, for details.

Start/Pause button

• Press this button to start operation.

• During operation, press this button to stop the washer temporarily; press it again to restart it.

• You can also use this button to cancel the end buzzer: press and hold it for 4 seconds until a beep has acknowledged the command.

NOTE: This is not a cancel button.

Set

Program

Cotton

7kg

Programs

Cotton

Normal

Heavy Duty

Quick

Blanket

Delicate

Program button

• Press this button to select the desired wash program.

The appropriate indicator light above will flash.

• To set the child lock, press and hold this button for

4 seconds.

Temp. button

• Press this button if you want to choose the water temperature.

• See page 21 for details.

Power On/Off button

• Press this button to switch the power on; press it again to switch it off.

• To change the program, press this button once and then once more.

• Power will be switched off automatically: (a) 5 seconds after the end of a program; (b) after 10 minutes of inactivity, after the Power On/Off button has been pressed.

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Instructions

Before you start washing

A Make sure the washer is stable and level. If necessary, adjust the adjustable leg (front right) to stabilise the washer (see page 10).

B Make sure the water inlet hoses are properly installed (see page 11).

C Plug the machine into a nearby power outlet.

D Open the water taps.

C

On the back

E Make sure the drain hose is properly installed. Hang the upper end of the hose over the laundry sink or into a drain spout (see page 13).

F Before using the washing machine for the first time, run a complete cycle without laundry items and detergent.

Select the NORMAL program and run the machine until the end of the program.

Normal usage

A

1. Before washing, remove any coins, keys and other hard items from pockets. Close any zippers to prevent damaging your clothes and the wash tub. Brush dirt and sand off clothes and turn pockets inside out.

2. Sort your washing into appropriate loads: whites, coloureds, cottons, delicates, heavily soiled, etc.

Place delicate items into a wash bag for protection.

D

E

B

Install the drain hose at a height of

70-100cm to prevent water drainage and overflowing problems.

3. Put your washing in the machine, loading items uniformly in the tub.

4. Add washing detergent (see opposite for details).

5. Press the Power On/Off button.

6. Refer to the program selection guide (page 17) and select a suitable wash program.

*

7. Close the lid and press the Start/Pause button. (If the washer lid is not closed properly, the washer will sound an alarm and stop working before spinning.)

8. At the end of the wash, remove your washing, unplug the power plug from the wall outlet and close the water taps. Leave the lid open until the interior has dried.

* Sensor: The machine will automatically choose the appropriate water power and level, and wash, spin and rinse times for the NORMAL and HEAVY DUTY programs.

Other parameters can be set individually (see page 18).

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Instructions (Cont.)

Program selection guide

Program

Cotton **

Normal

Heavy

Duty

Quick

Blanket

Delicate

Suitable items

Normally soiled cotton clothing/items

Lightly soiled clothing and other items

Heavily soiled cotton clothing/items

Less dirty clothes

(daily wash)

Blanket or bulky items

Delicate fabrics, lingerie

Wash time *

(minutes)

Soak: 20

Wash: 15

Default settings for wash processes

Rinse type

4x Shower rinse

5–12

5

12

6

***

7–14

2x Water saver rinse (20L–60L***)

2x Water saver rinse (20L–60L***)

1x Water saver rinse (20L–60L***)

2x Water saver rinse (42L–60L***)

2x Water saver rinse (30L–60L***)

Spin time

(minutes)

9

5–6

7–8

3

8

2

* Total program times differ and are dependent on the weight of the wash load.

** The COTTON program has a fixed (default) setting of 60L of warm water; all other programs have cold water as a default (water temperature is adjustable, see page 21).

*** Times and quantities depend on the wash load and water level.

Detergent and load recommendations

• We suggest you use detergent in the amounts recommended below. Too little will give poor washing results, but too much will affect rinse performance and may cause overflow of suds, which could interfere with machine operation.

CAUTION: Do not overfill detergent .

• Add detergent into the detergent box or put it directly into the tub.

• If you are using liquid detergent or bleach, dilute it appropriately and pour it carefully into the hole on the top plate.

CAUTION: Do not pour bleach directly onto the washing load in the tub.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Water level indicator

Water volume

(approx.)

Detergent indicator

Amount of powder detergent

Other detergent amount

20L

10–25g

25L 30L

26–35g

36L 42L 48L

36–50g

54L

51–70g

60L

When using a liquid or concentrated detergent, follow the recommendations on the detergent packaging for a top load washing machine.

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Instructions (Cont.)

Customising a program

This washing machine is equipped with a fuzzy logic function that will automatically choose the correct water power and level, wash and spin times and rinse type for the

NORMAL and HEAVY DUTY programs; you do not have to adjust anything. However, if you want to adjust these values yourself, please proceed as follows:

1. Prepare your washing according to points 1 to 4 on page 16.

2. Press the Power On/Off button.

3. Press the Program button to select the washing program appropriate for your washing load: NORMAL or HEAVY DUTY.

4. Press the Process button to select the process; the relevant indicator light will start flashing when the option is selected. Then press the Set button and set the option. options utes (Soak time can be adjusted for the

NORMAL and HEAVY DUTY programs.) options utes options

4 (The number is the number of rinses.) options utes (For the DELICATE program, spin time can only be adjusted up to 3 minutes, as illustrated.)

Minutes (for the DELICATE program)

5. Press the Water Level button and choose an appropriate water level.

6. Close the lid and press the Start/Pause button for the washing program to start.

7. At the end of the washing program, a buzzer will sound to alert you that the program has finished before the power is shut off automatically.

8. Close the water taps and unplug the power plug from the wall outlet.

NOTE: If you want to change the program or process during operation, switch off the power first, then restart it and choose the program you need.

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Instructions (Cont.)

The blanket program

Use this program for washing blankets or other bulky items. It will automatically select the highest water level (60L), but you can adjust this manually down to 42L according to the size of your bulky item(s).

1. Press the Power On/Off button and open the washer lid.

2. Press the Program button repeatedly until the indicator for the BLANKET program flashes.

3. Dissolve an appropriate amount of washing detergent with a little lukewarm water, then pour the detergent solution directly into the tub of the washing machine.

4. Fold up the blanket and put it into the washing tub, as illustrated below.

Fold in two by the Fold 4 times in the long side. same direction.

Roll up the blanket. Put it into the wash tub with the edge downwards.

5. Close the washer lid.

6. Press the Start/Pause button for the washing program to start.

7. At the end of the washing program, a buzzer will sound to alert you that the program has finished before the power is shut off automatically.

8. Close the water taps and unplug the power plug from the wall outlet.

9. We recommend cleaning the lint filter after washing a blanket

(see page 25 for instructions).

NOTE: If you notice that the blanket floats up during the wash, press the Start/Pause button, the washer will stop working temporarily. Push the blanket down and then press the Start/Pause button again to continue washing.

Selecting a wash cycle process

On occasion you may want to select a single wash cycle process (or two processes) instead of a complete program. For example, you may want to spin clothes that got wet from rain while hanging on the line, or rinse and spin clothes washed by hand.

• To set a spin cycle only , set the SOAK, WASH and RINSE options to “0” and then select a SPIN time (from 0-9 minutes). Then proceed as described opposite.

• To set a rinse and spin cycle , set the SOAK and WASH options to “0”, then select a RINSE option (from 1 to 4) and a SPIN time (from 0-9 minutes). Then proceed as described opposite.

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Instructions (Cont.)

Preset timer (delayed washing)

This washing machine has a 0–24 hour preset function, which you can set to determine the time when the washing program will finish. (It is, in effect, similar to a

‘delayed start’ function, but you set the time period after which you want the wash to finish rather than to start.)

NOTES: * This function is not available for the COTTON, DELICATE and QUICK programs.

* To avoid water leakage when using this function, make sure the water taps are open, the drain hose is properly installed and the washing load and detergent are properly prepared.

1. Put your washing in the machine, loading items uniformly in the tub.

2. Press the Power On/Off button.

3. Select the required program.

4. Press the Process button until the PRESET indicator light flashes, then press the

Set button to select the desired time period (in hours) for the wash to finish.

5. Select the water level, if necessary.

6. Add any detergents (see below and page 17 for details).

7. Close the washer lid and press the Start/Pause button.

8. After setting the preset, the corresponding light will illuminate and all other lights will be switched off about one minute later. From this time on until the preset time only the Power On/Off and Set buttons will respond when pressed.

9. To check the preset program, press the Set button: the program will be indicated for 5 seconds. During these 5 seconds you can press the Water Level button and set the water level.

10. To cancel the preset, shut off the power.

11. To change the preset time, first cancel the preset, then set it again.

Adding detergent to a preset wash

When using the delayed wash, do not add detergent directly to the wash tub.

• Powder detergent: either put powder detergent into the detergent box or, if you prefer to put it directly into the wash tub, wrap the powder in a small cloth.

• Liquid detergent and bleach: pour liquid detergent or bleach into the hole on the top plate. Do not pour it directly into the tub as it may cause discolouration of your washing.

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Instructions (Cont.)

Adding fabric softener

You can program the machine to stop before the last rinse so that you can add fabric softener.

• Press and hold the Water Level button for 3 seconds to set the ‘Add Softener’ program. Before the final rinse, the machine will stop and “SF” will show on the display. It will also emit a beep sound to alert you to add fabric softener.

• You can add the diluted softener directly to the tub, then close the lid and press the

Start/Pause button to continue the program.

NOTE: If you disregard the alarm, the machine will repeat the alarm twice after

5 minutes of inactivity, and then resume the program.

Load sensor (fuzzy control)

For the NORMAL and HEAVY DUTY programs, the machine automatically detects the weight of your wash load and selects the appropriate water level, wash and spin time and rinse type. For the QUICK program, the machine will automatically choose the water level. You do not have to set these values; however, if you want adjust them yourself, see page 18 for how to customise processes.

Hot / cold / warm water wash

This top load washing machine must be connected to both a cold and a hot water tap. With both hoses connected to a cold and hot water tap, you can set the washer to use either just cold water for a cold water wash, or just hot water for a hot water wash, or both hot and cold water for a warm water wash.

To select the wash temperature, press the Temperature button.

• Cold wash: the indicator light is off.

• Warm wash: the indicator light is on.

• Hot wash: the indicator light is flashing.

Setting the water level and other processes

You can set the water level for wash and rinse processes. For example, if you are sensitive to detergent residues in your washing, you may want to select a higher water level for rinsing.

To set different water levels:

• Press the Process button until the WASH light flashes; press the Water Level button to choose the appropriate water level (it will be shown on the display screen); press the Set button to set the wash time.

• Then press the Process button until the RINSE light flashes; press the Water

Level button to choose the appropriate water level; press the Set button to set the number of rinses.

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Instructions (Cont.)

To set other processes:

• Then press the Process button until the SPIN light flashes; press the Set button to set the SPIN time.

• Finally press the Start/Pause button: the washer will start operating according to the set values for wash and rinse water levels, number of rinses and spin time.

Other functions

Water power

The water power affects the pause time of the pulsator and hence the intensity of the wash. It is automatically selected for the wash and rinse process, however, you can also adjust it yourself (except for the COTTON, DELICATE and BLANKET programs).

To adjust the water power level:

• Press the Set button after pressing the Start/Pause button.

• Press the Set button again for standard water power : the display will show “H0”.

• Press the Set button again, repeatedly, to increase the water power level from

“H1”, “H2”, “H3” to the strongest: “H4”.

• Press the Set button again, repeatedly, to decrease the water power level from

“L1”, “L2”, “L3” to the weakest: “L4”.

Memory function

When you run the NORMAL, COTTON or HEAVY DUTY program, the machine memorises your choice of program for the next time you switch on the machine.

NOTE: This function is not available for the DELICATE, BLANKET and QUICK programs.

Child lock

With the child lock activated, the machine will stop working automatically and sound an alarm if the washer lid is opened for 5 seconds. To set the child lock:

• Press the Power On/Off button to switch on the power, then press and hold the Program button for 4 seconds until a buzzer sounds. The child lock will be activated when the Start/Pause button is pressed.

• To cancel the child lock, repeat the above steps.

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Start of washing

The machine will start washing when the water inside the tub has reached two levels below the set level while the water will continue to flow in (see page 17 for the eight water levels). This early start of washing will increase the wash time and allow the detergent to dissolve fully before the start of the set wash time.

This function will be ineffective:

• When the first two water levels (20L or 25L) are selected.

• When the DELICATE or BLANKET program is selected.

• When SOAK is selected, after the soaking process.

NOTE: This is a default function and cannot be set.

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FAQs and Troubleshooting

Not all unusual incidents you may encounter with your washing machine are faults, or cause for concern. Check in the list below what issues may arise and why. Also check in the table on the following page for solutions to other common problems.

• The washer does not work at all. What could I have done wrong?

Check and ensure that the washer is connected properly to the power supply and power is switched on at the outlet. If both are OK, first press the Power On/

Off button, then press the Start/Pause button. If the machine still does not start the set program, check elsewhere in your home whether there has been a power failure, or whether the fuse or circuit breaker has been activated.

• The drain hose is leaking water during the first use. Does this indicate there is a problem?

No, this is normal; it is residual water from the performance test in the factory and no cause for concern.

• Why is there still some water intake during the wash or rinse cycle?

When the water level is low, the washing machine will automatically refill during the washing or rinsing process. This is no cause for concern.

• At the beginning of the spin cycle, why is the tub turning first and then stopping?

This is intermittent spinning and it results in better spinning performance.

• During the spin cycle, why is the machine spinning and then stopping suddenly and taking in water again?

If the washing is piled up at one side of the tub during the spin cycle, the washing machine automatically takes in more water to redistribute the load. Once the load is balanced again, the spin cycle will continue.

• Why is there a sound like water flowing after spinning?

This is the sound of the balancing liquid in the balance ring. This helps reduce vibration during spinning.

• Why is the control panel still warm after the power is switched off?

This is caused by the memory circuitry still working.

If none of the solutions offered above and on the following page help you solve the problem, contact our after sales support line for advice.

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Error messages

When the following problems occur, the microcomputer inside the washer will detect the abnormal condition. An electronic buzzer will sound for approximately 10 seconds, an error message will flash as shown below and the washer will stop operating.

Type of problem Error message Where to check

Water does not flow into the wash/spin tub.

Water does not drain out.

The washer does not spin.

• Turn on the water supply tap.

• Check whether the water supply has been cut off.

• Check whether the metal filter of the water inlet is clogged.

• Make sure your water pressure is appropriate and no water has frozen in the hoses.

• Check and ensure the drain hose is properly connected and installed at a 1m maximum height.

• Check the drain hose for kinks or obstructions.

• Check whether the drain hose is clogged.

• Check and ensure that the filter (at the drain pump) is clean and nothing is obstructing the flow of water.

• Check whether your washing is piled at one side of the tub. If so, redistribute the load evenly inside the tub.

• Check and make sure the washer is installed on an even, level surface.

The washer does not wash.

• Close the washer lid.

• Check whether the child lock is set.

• Close the washer lid.

Other problems.

• Press the Power On/Off button to turn off the power, then contact our after sales support centre to arrange a service.

NOTE: Press the Start/Pause button once to release the emergency stop and cancel the error message; press it again to restart the operation.

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Other Useful Information

Cleaning and care

To prolong the service life of the washing machine, keep it in good condition and perform regular maintenance. For any type of cleaning and maintenance, make sure the washing machine is disconnected from the mains power supply.

Cleaning the washing machine

(when required)

• Use a soft cloth to wipe any water or dirt off the washer lid and housing. If using a damp cloth, squeeze it almost dry to avoid leaving water residues.

• The detergent box may be pulled out for cleaning, if required. Other inside parts should be wiped with a damp cloth, if necessary.

• Do not use any chemical, alkaline or abrasive cleaning agents to avoid damaging the surface. Do not spray water directly onto the washer housing.

IMPORTANT!

If you frequently use a COLD wash cycle, you will need to clean the inside of your washing machine regularly (every three months), especially if you use a fabric softener. Liquid detergents can cause detergent scum to build up around the outside of the inner tub, which cold water will not remove and which can cause bacteria, unpleasant odours, and eventually soiling of your wash load.

To remove scum build-up from the inside of a washing machine, run a cleaning cycle without clothes using the COTTON program and HOT water.

As a cleaning agent, use a commercially available washing machine cleaning product (such as Trimat Washing Machine Cleaner ) accor ding to the instructions on the product), or use a mix of bicarbonate of soda (½ cup) and white household vinegar (2 cups).

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Other Useful Information (Cont.)

Cleaning the lint filter

( suggested interval: every week)

Take out the lint filter as illustrated below. Open the filter and rinse it clean under running water, taking care not the damage any parts. Reinstall the filter, making sure it fits securely behind the cover clasp and latches and locks securely into place.

Cleaning the water inlet valve

(suggested interval: every 6 months)

To avoid blockage of the mesh filter at the water inlet after long time use, detach the water inlet hose, making sure you have turned off the water supply at the taps beforehand. Take the mesh filter out of the water inlet valve and clean the filter with a soft brush. Then assemble the mesh filter back into the valve and reconnect the water inlet hose.

Cleaning the hose filter

(suggested interval: every 6 months)

To avoid blockage of the hose filter after long time use, detach the water inlet hose, making sure you have turned off the water supply at the taps beforehand. Turn the nut anticlockwise to take off the hose, clean the filter under running water or with a soft brush, then reconnect the hose.

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Other Useful Information (Cont.)

Drain pump maintenance

We recommend that you clean the drain pump filter regularly (at least once a month) to avoid blockages created by bobby pins, coins and excess lint.

Proceed as follows:

1. Disconnect the washer from the power source.

2. If necessary, wait until the water has cooled down.

3. Place a container underneath the pump opening to collect any spillage (see below, left).

4. Turn the filter cap anticlockwise to take it out gently (see below, right). Always keep a rag nearby to dry up water spillage when removing the pump filter.

5. To remove any objects from the filter, wash it thoroughly in a basin or under running water (see below, left).

6. Put the cap back and place the filter back in its seat (see below, right).

Filter

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Other Useful Information (Cont.)

Service, repair and spare parts

If the appliance is damaged, do not attempt to repair it yourself. It if requires repair or service, contact our after sales support centre to arrange for examination and repair of the product.

Our after sales support centre stocks a wide range of spare parts for the 7kg Top Load

Washing Machine. To purchase a part, call the centre on 1300 886 649 or email us at [email protected].

Back plate

Balance weight assembly assembly

Control circuit board, complete tray

Motor pulley assembly

Overflow hose

Pour inlet assembly

Pulsator

Drain hose assembly (inside, outside)

Drain

Feed hose assembly

Hinge shaft

Pump switch

Response switch (water level sensor) switch board

Suspension

Lid, complete

Lid handle spring Torque

Lint filter assembly

Suspension rod, complete, motor side

Top

V belt motor

Motor, complete Water valve assembly

Storage

If the appliance is not going to be used for an extended period of time, please unplug the machine from the power supply and disconnect all hoses. Clean the machine and filters as described on the previous pages. Let the machine air-dry thoroughly. Then store it in the original packaging in a dry location, out of reach of children.

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Other Useful Information (Cont.)

Specifications and technical parameters

Dimensions

Capacity (max. weight of dry wash load)

Weight

Water quantity (High)

Rated data

Power consumption

Required water pressure

Liquid ingress protection

54cm (W) x 56.2cm (D) x 94cm (H)

7kg

36kg

60L

230–240V~, 50Hz

400W

0.03MPa – 0.8MPa

IPX4

Compliance

This appliance has been fully tested and meets all requirements as set out by standards AS/NZS 60335.1 and AS/NZS 60335.2.7

E209

The RCM Mark (Regulatory Compliance Mark) indicates that the product complies with the relevant guidelines of the ACMA as well as corresponding government requirements for the safety of electrical devices.

Responsible disposal

• Packaging materials are recyclable. Please dispose of them responsibly for recycling.

• At the end of its working life, do not throw this appliance out with your household rubbish. Electrical and electronic products contain substances that can have a detrimental effect on the environment and human health if disposed of inappropriately. Observe any local regulations regarding the disposal of electrical consumer goods and dispose of it appropriately for recycling. Contact your local authorities for advice on recycling facilities in your area.

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NOTE:

Due to continued product improvement, images and illustrations in this manual may vary slightly from the product purchased. All images in this manual are for reference purposes only. Parts are not necessarily pictured to scale.

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7kg Top Load Washing Machine

Repair and Refurbished

Goods or Parts Notice

Unfortunately, from time to time, faulty products are manufactured which need to be returned to the supplier for repair.

Please be aware that if your product is capable of retaining user-generated data

(such as files stored on a computer hard drive, telephone numbers stored on a mobile telephone, songs stored on a portable media player, games saved on a games console or files stored on a USB memory stick) during the process of repair, some or all of your stored data may be lost. We recommend you save this data elsewhere prior to sending the product for repair.

You should also be aware that rather than repairing goods, we may replace them with refurbished goods of the same type or use refurbished parts in the repair process.

Please be assured though, refurbished parts or replacements are only used where they meet ALDI’s stringent quality specifications.

If at any time you feel your repair is being handled unsatisfactorily, you may escalate your complaint. Please telephone us on 1300 886 649 or write to us at:

Tempo (Aust) Pty Ltd ABN 70 106 100 252

PO BOX 6056 Frenchs Forest, Sydney, Australia NSW 2086

Telephone: 1300 886 649 (Aust) - Fax: (02) 9975 2688

Tempo Help Desk: 1300 886 649 (Aust)

(Operating Hours: Mon-Sat 09:00am to 06:00pm AEST)

Email: [email protected]

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WARRANTY

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Warranty returns

Should you for any reason need to return this product for a warranty claim, make sure to include all accessories with the product.

Product does not work?

If you encounter problems with this product, or if it fails to perform to your expectations, make sure to contact our

After Sales Support Centre on 1300 886 649 for advice.

For an electronic copy of this manual, please go to www.stirlingappliances.com.au and download a copy, or contact our after sales support centre.

Instruction Manual Revision Index

Version No Issue Date

V1.0

V2.0

Description

04 December 2018 Original (2019) release

03 October 2019 2020 release

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