Hotpoint Experience FDEB10010P Dishwasher, White User Manual

Instructions for use
English, 1
Product Fiche, 2
Precautions and safety advice, 3-4
General safety
Disposal of old electrical appliances
Saving energy and respecting the environment
Recycling & Disposal Information
Installation, 5-6-7
Positioning and levelling
Connecting the electricity and water supplies
Technical data
Advice regarding the first wash cycle
Description of the appliance, 8
Overall view
Control panel
Loading the racks, 9-10
Lower rack
Upper rack
Adjusting the upper rack
Third rack
Unsuitable crockery
Damage to glass and crockery
Start-up and use, 11
Starting the dishwasher
Measuring out the detergent
Wash cycles, 12
Table of wash cycles
Ecodesign Regulation
Rinse aid and refined salt, 13
Measuring out the rinse aid
Setting water hardness
Measuring out the refined salt
Care and maintenance, 14
Cutting off the water and electricity supplies
Cleaning the dishwasher
Preventing unpleasant odours
Cleaning the sprayer arms
Cleaning the water inlet filter
Cleaning the filters
Leaving the machine unused for extended periods
Troubleshooting, 15
After-Sales Service, 16
Guarantee, 17
Product Fiche
Product Fiche
FDEB 10010
Rated capacity in standard place settings (1)
Energy efficiency class on a scale from A+++ (low consumption) to D (high consumption)
Energy consumption per year in kWh (2)
Energy consumption of the standard cleaning cycle in kWh
Power consumption of the off-mode in W
Power consumption of the left-on mode in W
Water consumption per year in litres (3)
Drying efficacy class on a scale from G (low efficacy) to A (high efficacy)
Programme time for standard cleaning cycle in minutes
The duration of the left-on mode in minutes
Noise in dB(A) Re 1pW
Built-in model
1) The information on the label and fiche relates to the standard cleaning cycle, this programme is suitable to clean normally soiled
tableware and it is the most efficient programme in terms of combined energy and water consumption. The standard cleaning cycle
corresponds to the Eco cycle.
2) Based on 280 standard cleaning cycles using cold water fill and the consumption of the low power modes. Actual energy
consumption depends on how the appliance is used.
3) Based on 280 standard cleaning cycles. Actual water consumption depends on how the appliance is used.
Precautions and safety advice
The appliance was designed and manufactured in
compliance with current international safety standards.
The following information has been provided for safety
reasons and should therefore be read carefully.
Keep this instruction manual in a safe place for future
reference. If the appliance is sold, given away or
moved, please ensure the manual is kept with the
machine, so that the new owner may benefit from the
advice contained within it.
Please read this instruction manual carefully: it contains
important information regarding the safe installation, use
and maintenance of the appliance.
This appliance is intended to be used in household
and similar applications such as:
- staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working
- farm houses;
- by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type
- bed and breakfast type environments.
General safety
• 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 that they
do not play with the appliance.
• The appliance was designed for domestic use inside
the home and is not intended for commercial or
industrial use.
• The appliance must be used by adults only, to wash
domestic crockery according to the instructions in
this manual.
• The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even
in covered areas. It is extremely dangerous to leave
the machine exposed to rain and storms.
• Do not touch the appliance when barefoot.
• When unplugging the appliance always pull the plug
from the mains socket, do not pull on the cable.
• The water supply tap must be shut off and the
plug should be removed from the electrical socket
before cleaning the appliance or carrying out any
maintenance work.
• If the appliance breaks down, do not under any
circumstances touch the internal parts in an attempt
to carry out the repair work yourself.
• Do not lean or sit on the open door of the appliance:
this may cause the appliance to overturn.
• The door should not be left open as it may create a
dangerous obstacle.
• The packaging material should not be used as a toy:
it can become a choking or suffocation hazard.
If your family includes children:
• DO NOT allow children to play with the appliance or
tamper with its controls.
• Keep detergents and rinse aids away from children.
• Keep children away from the open door of a
dishwasher, there could still be some detergent left
Disposal of old electrical appliances
The European Directive 2012/19/EU on Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), 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
Saving water and energy
• Only start a wash cycle when the dishwasher is full.
While waiting for the dishwasher to be filled, prevent
unpleasant odours with the Soak cycle (see Wash
• Select a wash cycle that is suited to the type of
crockery and to the soil level of the crockery using
the Wash cycle table:
- for dishes with a normal soil level, use the Eco
wash cycle, which guarantees low energy and water
consumption levels.
- if the load is smaller than usual activate the Half
load* option (see Start-up and use).
• If your electricity supply contract gives details of
electricity saving time bands, run wash cycles
during the periods when a lower tariff is applied.
The Delayed start* button (see Start-up and use)
helps you organise the wash cycles accordingly.
Phosphate-free and chlorine-free detergents
containing enzymes
• We strongly recommend that you use detergents
that do not contain phosphates or chlorine, as
these products are harmful to the environment.
• Enzymes provide a particularly effective action
at temperatures around 50°C, and as a result
detergents containing enzymes can be used in
conjunction with low-temperature wash cycles in
order to achieve the same results as a normal 65°C
wash cycle.
• To avoid wasting detergent, use the product in
appropriate quantities based on the manufacturer’s
recommendations, the hardness of the water and the
soil level and quantity of the crockery. Even if they
are biodegradable, detergents contain substances
that may alter the balance of nature.
Recycling & Disposal Information
As part of Hotpoint’s continued commitment
to helping the environment, Hotpoint reserves the right
to use quality recycled components to keep down
customer costs and minimise material wastage.
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances
To minimise risk of injury to children, remove the door,
plug and cut mains cable off flush with the appliance.
Dispose of these parts separately to ensure that the
appliance can no longer be plugged into a mains
socket and the door cannot be locked shut.
* Only available in selected models.
If the appliance must be moved at any time, keep it
in an upright position; if absolutely necessary, it may be
tilted onto its back.
Positioning and levelling
1. Remove the appliance from all packaging and check that it
has not been damaged during transportation.
If it has been damaged, contact the retailer and do not proceed
any further with the installation process.
2. Check the dishwasher by placing it so that its sides or back
panel are in contact with the adjacent cabinets or even with
the wall. This appliance can also be recessed under a single
worktop* (see the Assembly instruction sheet).
3. Position the dishwasher on a level and sturdy floor. If the
floor is uneven, the front feet of the appliance may be adjusted
until it reaches a horizontal position. If the appliance is levelled
correctly, it will be more stable and much less likely to move or
cause vibrations and noise while it is operating.
4*. Adjust the height of the rear foot from the front of the
appliance on the central lower part of the dishwasher, turning
a hexagonal spanner (red color) with an opening of 8 mm in a
clockwise direction to increase the height or in an anticlockwise
direction to decrease the height.
The dishwasher meets the requirements set out by the
regulations in force concerning safety and electrical equipment.
Any technical checks should be conducted exclusively by
a trained and authorised technician: Repairs carried out by
unaithorised persons will invalidate the guarantee, as well as
posing a potential hazard to the user.
The cable should not be bent or compressed.
This appliance must be earthed.
Fuses:your appliance comes fitted with a plug and a 13A fuse. If
you need to replace the fuse, only those rated at 13A and ASTA
approved to BS1362 should be used. If you lose the fuse cover, a
replacement may be obtained from your local authorised Service
Centre or Electrical company. Correct replacement is identified
by colour coding or the marking on base of plug.
DO NOT use the plug unless the fuse cover is fitted.
Changing the Plug
Cut off and dispose of the supplied plug if it does not fit your
To avoid a shock hazard DO NOT insert the discarded
plug into a socket anywhere else.
Wires in the mains lead are coloured accordance with the
following code:
Green/Yellow - Earth
If you change the plug, the colour of the wires in the mains lead
may not correspond with the terminal markings in the plug, which
if not coloured, could be:
The manufacturer declines all responsibility for damage to
persons or property resulting from failure to observe the above
precautions, from tampering with even a single component or
from the use of non-original spare parts.
EARTH ‘E’ or
LIVE Electrical Connection
Changing the Mains Lead
Before inserting the plug into the electrical socket, make sure
• the socket is earthed and complies with current regulations;
• the socket can withstand the maximum load of the appliance,
which is indicated on the data plate located on the inside of
the door (see Description of the appliance);
• the power supply voltage falls within the values indicated on
the data plate on the inside of the door;
• the socket is compatible with the plug of the appliance. If this
is not the case, ask an authorised technician to replace the
plug (see After Sales Service); do not use extension cables
or multiple sockets.
Once the appliance has been installed, the power supply
cable and the electrical socket should be easily accessible.
If the power supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced
by the manufacturer or its Technical Assistance Service in order
to prevent all potential hazards. (See After Sales Service)
A lead can be ordered from Hotpoint Service
UK: 08709 066 066 or
Republic of Ireland: 1850 302 220
- If you have damaged the existing lead or require a longer one
a charge will be made. It is strongly advised that this work is
carried out by a qualified electrician.
- If the domestic wiring includes a residual current-operated
circuit breaker, ensure that it conforms to the latest regulations.
The dishwasher must not be connected to the electricity supply
while installation is being carried out.
- This appliance should only be connected to a 230/240V AC
source, via a properly installed earthed socket.
- Use the dishwasher solely in a domestic environment.
- DO NOT stand or place heavy objects on the door when it is
open, this could damage the door or cause the appliance to
tip forward.
The Company shall not be held responsible for any
incidents that occur if these regulations are not observed.
If the inlet hose is not long enough, contact a specialist
store or an authorised technician (see Assistance).
Anti-condensation strip*
The water pressure must be within the values indicated
in the Technical data table (see Installation).
After installing the dishwasher, open the door and stick the
adhesive transparent strip under the wooden shelf in order to
protect it from any condensation which may form.
Technical data
width 60 cm
height 85 cm
depth 60 cm
13 standard place-settings
Water supply
0,05 ÷ 1MPa (0.5 ÷ 10 bar)
7,25 – 145 psi
Power supply voltage
See appliance data plate
Total absorbed power
See appliance data plate
See appliance data plate
This dishwasher conforms to the
following European Community
-2006/95/EC (Low Voltage)
-2004/108/EC (Electromagnetic
-2009/125/EC (Comm. Reg.
1016/2010) (Ecodesign)
-97/17/EC (Labelling)
-2012/19/EU Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment
The hose should not be bent or compressed.
The appliance must be connected to the water supply
network using new hoses.
Do not use old hoses.
Ensure that the new hose supplied is connected and the old
hose is disposed of safely.
DO NOT overtighten the hose connector, hand tight is
Ensure the fill hose is not kinked.
Tap connections*: A range of adaptors are available to
suit your tap.
DO NOT connect the dishwasher to a single outlet
instantaneous water heater or an electric heater.
Sink Waste System
Connect the outlet hose (without bending it) to a drain duct
with a minimum diameter of 32 mm.
Connecting the water supplies
Connection to the water and electricity supplies should
only be performed by a qualified technician.
The dishwasher should not stand on top of the water
hoses or the electricity supply cable.
Connecting the water inlet hose
The water inlet and outlet hoses and the electricity supply
cable may be positioned towards the right or the left in order
to achieve the best possible installation.
• To a suitable cold water connection point: before attaching
the hose, run the water until it is perfectly clear so that any
impurities that may be present in the water do not clog the
appliance; after performing this operation, screw the inlet
hose tightly onto a tap with a ¾ gas threaded connection.
• To a suitable hot water connection point: your dishwasher
may be provided with hot water from the mains supply (if
you have a central heating system with radiators) provided
that it does not exceed a temperature of 60°C.
Screw the hose to the tap as described for connection to
a cold water supply.
The outlet hose must be at a height ranging from 40 to 80 cm
(from 15’’ to 31’’) from the floor/surface where the dishwasher
rests (A).
• before connecting the drain hose, remove any internal
restrictions; this will prevent a build up of debris which
could cause a blockage
• remove any restrictions from the waste spigot and ensure
that the sealing bung is removed (B).
It MUST NOT be connected to a surface water drain.
• Untie the end of the GREY drainage hose from the rear
of the appliance.
• If fitting an under sink waste disposal unit, cut out the
membrane, bung or blanking plug.
* Only available in selected models.
Ensure the drain hose is securely
attached, to prevent it coming away
while the machine is in use and
causing a flood.
Fit hose to waste securely using
a “Jubilee” type clip.
Anti-flooding protection*
To ensure floods do not occur, the dishwasher:
- is provided with a special system which blocks the water supply
in the event of anomalies or leaks from inside the appliance.
Some models are also equipped with the supplementary safety
device New Acqua Stop*, which guarantees anti-flooding
protection even in the event of a supply hose rupture.
Under no circumstance should the water inlet hose be cut as it
contains live electrical parts.
The Company shall not be held responsible for any incidents
that occur if these regulations are not observed.
Advice regarding the first wash cycle
After the installation, remove the stoppers from the racks and the
retaining elastic elements from the upper rack, if any.
Immediately before the first washing, completely fill the salt
dispenser with water and add only then approximately 1 kg of salt
(see chapter entitled Rinse aid and refined salt). The water may
overflow: this is normal and is not a cause for concern. Select
the water hardness value (see chapter entitled Rinse aid and
refined salt). - After the salt has been poured into the machine,
the LOW SALT indicator light* switches off.
If the salt dispenser is not filled, the water softener and the
heating element may get damaged as a result.
The machine has a buzzer/set of tones (depending on the
dishwasher model) to inform the user that a command has
been implemented: power on, cycle end etc.
The symbols/indicator lights/LEDs on the control panel/
display may vary in colour and may have a flashing or fixed
light (depending on the dishwasher model).
The display* provides useful information concerning the
type of wash cycle, wash cycle phase, remaining time,
temperature etc.
* Only available in selected models.
Description of the
Overall view
Upper rack
Upper sprayer arm
Tip-up dispensers
Rack height adjuster
Lower rack
Lower sprayer arm
Washing filter
Salt dispenser
Detergent dispenser, rinse-aid dispenser and
Active Oxygen device*
Data plate
Control panel***
Control panel
Indicator light Low Salt
Button and
indicator light
Cycle selection knob
Cycle phases
Indicator light Low
Rinse Aid
Indicator light Washing
Indicator light Drying
Indicator light Wash
Cycle Complete
*** Only in completely built-in models * Only available in selected models.
The number and type of wash cycles and options may vary depending on the dishwasher model.
Button and
indicator lights
Loading the racks
Before loading the racks, remove all food residues from the
crockery and empty liquids from glasses and containers. No
preventive rinsing is needed under running water.
Arrange the crockery so that it is held in place firmly and does
not tip over; and arrange the containers with the openings facing
downwards and the concave/convex parts placed obliquely,
thus allowing the water to reach every surface and flow freely.
Make sure that the lids, handles, trays and frying pans do not
prevent the sprayer arms from rotating. Place any small items
in the cutlery basket.
Since plastic dishes and non-stick frying pans usually retain more
water drops, their drying will be not so good as that of ceramic
or stainless-steel dishes.
Lightweight items such as plastic containers should be placed
in the upper rack and arranged so that they cannot move.
After loading the appliance, make sure that the sprayer arms
can rotate freely.
Lower rack
Several dishwasher models are fitted with tip-up sectors*.
They can be used in a vertical position when arranging dishes
or in a horizontal position (lower) to load pans and salad bowls
Cutlery basket
The modular basket can slide to optimise the space inside the
lower rack. It is equipped with top grilles for improved cutlery
The lower rack can hold pans, lids, dishes, salad bowls, cutlery
etc. Large plates and lids should ideally be placed at the sides.
Knives and other utensils with sharp edges must be placed
in the cutlery basket with the points facing downwards or they
must be positioned horizontally in the tip-up compartments on
the upper rack
Upper rack
Load this rack with delicate and lightweight crockery such as
glasses, cups, saucers and shallow salad bowls.
Very soiled dishes and pans should be placed in the lower rack
because in this sector the water sprays are stronger and allow
a higher washing performance.
*Only available in selected models with different numbers and
Several dishwasher models are fitted with tip-up sectors*.
They can be used in a vertical position when arranging tea/
dessert saucers or in a lower position to load bowls and food
Tip-up compartments with adjustable position
The side tip-up compartments can be positioned at three
different heights to optimize the arrangement of crockery inside
the rack.
Wine glasses can be placed safely in the tip-up compartments
by inserting the stem of each glass into the corresponding slots.
The upper rack can be adjusted for height based on requirements:
high position to place bulky crockery in the lower rack and low
position to make the most of the tip-up compartments/sectors by creating more space upwards.
Adjusting the height of the upper rack
In order to make it easier to arrange the crockery, the upper rack
may be moved to a higher or lower position.
The height of the upper rack should be adjusted WHEN THE
NEVER raise or lower the rack on one side only.
Cutlery tray*
Some dishwasher models are fitted with a sliding tray which
can be used to hold serving utensils or small cups. For optimum
washing performance avoid positioning bulky crockery directly
below the tray. The cutlery tray can be removed (see Figure).
If the rack is equipped with a Lift-Up device* (see figure), lift
it up by holding its sides. To restore the lower position, press
the levers (A) at the sides of the rack and follow the rack down.
Unsuitable crockery
• Wooden crockery and cutlery.
• Delicate decorated glasses, artistic handicraft and antique
crockery. Their decorations are not resistant.
• Parts in synthetic material which do not withstand high
• Copper and tin crockery.
• Crockery soiled with ash, wax, lubricating grease or ink.
The colours of glass decorations and aluminium/silver pieces can
change and fade during the washing process. Some types of
glass (e.g. crystal objects) can become opaque after a number
of wash cycles too.
Damage to glass and crockery
Caused by:
• Type of glass and glass production process.
• Chemical composition of detergent.
• Water temperature of rinse cycle.
• Only use glasses and porcelain guaranteed by the manufacturer as dishwasher safe.
• Use a delicate detergent suitable for crockery.
• Collect glasses and cutlery from the dishwasher as soon as the wash cycle is over.
Before loading the tray, make sure the supports are properly
coupled to the upper rack (see Figure).
Start-up and use
Starting the dishwasher
1. Turn the water tap on.
2. Press the ON/OFF button: all the indicator lights on the control
panel will light up for a few seconds.
3. Open the door and pour in a suitable amount of detergent
(see Measuring out the detergent).
4. Load the racks (see Loading the racks) and shut the door.
5. Select the wash cycle by turning the WASH CYCLE SELECT
knob clockwise: align the notch on the knob with the number or
symbol representing the desired wash cycle. The START/PAUSE
indicator light will flash.
6. Select the wash options* (see Special Wash Cycles and Options).
7. Start the cycle by pressing the START button; the indicator
light will stop flashing and stay lit in a fixed manner. The indicator
light corresponding to the wash phase will switch on, signalling
that the wash cycle has begun.
8. At the end of the wash cycle the END indicator light will switch
on (fixed light). Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF
button, shut off the water tap and unplug the appliance from the
electricity socket.
9. Wait for a few minutes before removing the crockery in order
to avoid burns. Unload the racks, beginning with the lower level.
Measuring out the detergent
A good wash result also depends on the correct amount of
detergent being used. Exceeding the stated amount does not
result in a more effective wash and increases environmental
Based on how soiled the items are, the amount can
be adjusted to individual cases using powder or liquid
In the case of normally soiled items, use approximately either
35 gr (powder detergent) or 35 ml (liquid detergent). If tablets
are used, one tablet will be enough.
If the crockery is only lightly soiled or it has been rinsed
with water before being placed in the dishwasher, reduce
the amount of detergent considerably.
For good washing results also follow the instructions shown
on the detergent box. For further questions please ask the
detergent producers' Advice Offices.
If the detergent dispenser is still closed, use the closing
device “A” to open it.
- The machine will switch off automatically during long
periods of inactivity in order to minimise electricity
AUTO WASH CYCLES*: some models of dishwasher are
equipped with a special sensor which can be used to assess
the level of soiling and automatically select the most efficient
and economic wash cycle accordingly. The duration of the auto
wash cycles may vary due to the operation of the sensor.
Changing a wash cycle in progress
If a mistake was made in the wash cycle selection process, it is
possible to change the cycle provided that it has only just begun:
once the wash cycle has started, in order to change the wash
cycle switch off the machine by pressing and holding the ON/
OFF/Reset button. Switch it back on using the same button and
select the desired wash cycle and options.
Adding extra crockery
Press the Start/Pause button and open the door, taking care to
avoid the escaping steam, and place the crockery inside the
dishwasher. Press the Start/Pause button: The cycle will start
again after a long beep* has been emitted.
If the delayed start has been set, at the end of the countdown
the wash cycle will not start. It will stay in Pause mode.
Press the Start/Pause button to pause the machine; the wash
cycle is stopped.
At this stage it is not possible to change the wash cycle.
Accidental interruptions
If the door is opened during the wash cycle or there is a power
cut, the cycle stops. It starts again from the point at which it
was interrupted once the door has been shut or the electricity
supply is restored.
* Only available in selected models.
Introduce the detergent into the dry dispenser “B” only.
Place the amount of detergent for pre-washing directly
inside the tub.
1. When measuring out the detergent refer to the Table of wash
cycles to add the proper quantity. Compartment B comprises
a level showing the maximum quantity of liquid or powder
detergent that can be added to each cycle.
2. Remove detergent residues from the edges of the dispenser
and close the cover until it clicks.
3. Close the lid of the detergent dispenser by pulling it up until
the closing device is secured in place.
The detergent dispenser automatically opens up at the right time
according to the wash cycle.
If all-in-one detergents are used, we recommend using the TABS
option, because it adjusts the cycle so that the best washing
and drying results are always achieved.
Only use detergent which has been specifically designed
for dishwashers.
DO NOT USE washing up liquid.
Using excessive detergent may result in foam residue
remaining in the machine after the cycle has ended.
The use of tablets is only recommended for models which
To achieve the best results from each washing and drying
cycle, powder detergent, rinse-aid liquid and salt should
be used.
Wash cycles
Wash-cycle data is measured under laboratory conditions according to European Standard EN 50242.
Based on the different conditions of use, the wash-cycle duration and data can change.
The number and type of wash cycles and options may vary depending on the dishwasher model.
Wash cycle
Wash cycles
duration of
wash cycles
Environmentally-friendly wash cycle with low
energy consumption levels, suitable for pans and
27 gr/ml + 6 gr/ml** – 1 Tab
Heavily soiled dishes and pans (not to be used for
delicate items).
30 gr/ml – 1 Tab
Limited quantity of daily soiling
(4 place settings + 1 saucepan +1 frying pan).
25 gr/ml – 1 Tab
Economical and fast wash for delicate items
which are sensitive to high temperatures - run
immediately after use (glassware in the upper
rack + fragile dishes in the lower rack).
30 gr/ml – 1 Tab
Instructions on wash-cycle selection and
detergent dosage
Normally soiled pans and dishes. Standard daily
wash cycle.
27 gr/ml + 6 gr/ml** – 1 Tab
** Quantity of pre-washing detergent.
Optimum performance levels when using the “Fast” cycle can be achieved by respecting the specified number of place settings.
* The Eco wash cycle complies with regulation EN-50242. Although it has a longer duration than other wash cycles, it uses less
energy and is less harmful to the environment.
Note for Test Laboratories: for information on comparative EN testing conditions, please send an email to the following address:
The ECO wash cycle is the standard cycle to which the energy label data refers. It can be used to wash crockery with a normal soil
level and is the most efficient cycle in terms of energy and water consumption for this type of crockery.
To reduce consumption even further, only run the dishwasher when it is full.
Standby consumption: Left-on mode consumption: 5 W - Off mode consumption: 0,5 W
Consumption data table for the main cycles
Standard conditions*
Energy consumption
Water consumption
Duration (min/cycle)
User conditions**
Energy consumption
Water consumption
*Cycle data refers to the values recorded in a laboratory in accordance with European standard EN 50242.
** Data is obtained by recording values when the appliance is operational and loaded with user crockery.
Rinse aid and refined salt
Only use products which have been specifically designed
for dishwashers.
Do not use table/industrial salt or washing-up liquid.
Follow the instructions given on the packaging.
If using a multi-functional product it is not necessary to add
any rinse aid. However, we recommend that you add salt,
especially if you live in an area where the water is hard or
very hard. (Follow the instructions given on the packaging.)
If you do not add salt or rinse aid, the LOW SALT* and
LOW RINSE AID indicator lights will stay lit.
Measuring out the rinse aid
Rinse aid makes it easier for the crockery to dry, as water runs off
the surfaces more readily and therefore does not leave streaks
or marks. The rinse aid dispenser should be filled:
• When the LOW RINSE AID indicator light* on the control panel
is illuminated, a reserve supply of rinse aid is still available
for 1-2 cycles;
1. Open the dispenser “D” by pressing and pulling up the tab
on the lid;
2. Carefully introduce the rinse aid as far as the maximum
reference notch of the filling space - avoid spilling it. If this
happens, clean the spill immediately with a dry cloth.
3. Press the lid down until you hear a click to close it.
NEVER pour the rinse aid directly into the appliance tub.
Rinse-aid dispenser setting
If you are not completely satisfied with the drying results, you
may adjust the quantity of rinse aid. Switch on the dishwasher
using the ON/OFF button, wait for 10 seconds and then switch
it off using the ON/OFF button. Press the Start/Pause button
4 times. The rinse aid indicator lights up (set to factory level).
Adjust the level of rinse aid supply using the WASH CYCLE
SELECT knob. There is a rinse aid level for every wash cycle
(0 to 4).
Press the ON/OFF button to save the setting.
If the rinse aid level is set to ZERO (ECO), no rinse aid will be
supplied. The LOW RINSE AID indicator light will not illuminate
if you run out of rinse aid.
Up to maximum 4 levels can be set based on the dishwasher
• If there are streaks on the crockery, set the adjustment device
to a lower number (1-2.)
• If there are drops of water or limescale marks, set the
adjustment device to a higher number (3-4.)
Setting the water hardness
Every dishwasher is equipped with a water softener which, by
using refined salt designed specially for this type of appliance,
supplies water without limescale which is then used to wash
the crockery.
This dishwasher offers a setting which helps to reduce pollution
and optimises washing performance in accordance with the
water hardness level in your area. This information can be
obtained from your local water supplier.
- Switch the machine off using the ON/OFF button and open
the door.
- Set the SELECT WASH CYCLE knob first to wash cycle 5, then
to wash cycle 1, then to wash cycle 5 again.
- Press the ON/OFF button; the wash cycle phase indicator lights
will flash. It is now possible to select the water hardness level.
There is a water hardness level for every wash cycle:
E.g.: wash cycle 1, water hardness level 1
wash cycle 2, water hardness level 2, etc. etc., up to maximum
5* levels (water softener set to medium level).
Press the ON/OFF button to save the setting.
Even if using multi-functional tablets, the salt dispenser should
still be filled.
Water Hardness Table
6 - 11
12 - 17
17 - 34
0 - 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 60
1,1 - 2
2,1 - 3
3,1 - 6
Average salt dispenser
capacity duration**
7 months
5 months
3 months
2 months
6,1 - 9
2/3 weeks
5* 34 - 50 61 - 90
For values between 0°f and 10°f, we do not recommend the use of salt.
* a setting of 5 may increase cycle duration.
** 1 wash cycle per day.
(°dH = hardness measured in German degrees - °f = hardness
measured in French degrees – mmol/l = millimoles per litre)
Measuring out the refined salt
In order to obtain the best possible results from a wash cycle,
make sure that the salt dispenser is never empty.
Refined salt removes limescale from the water, thus avoiding
the formation of deposits on crockery.
The salt dispenser is located in the lower part of the dishwasher
(see Description) and should be filled:
• When the LOW RINSE AID indicator light on the control panel
is illuminated *;
1. Remove the lower rack and unscrew the
cap (anticlockwise.)
2. The first time you do this: fill the water
tank right up to its edge.
3. Position the funnel* (see figure) and
fill the salt dispenser up to the edge
(approximately 1 kg.) It is normal for a little
water to leak out.
4. Remove the funnel* and wipe any salt residues away from
the opening; rinse the cap under running water and then screw
it on, the head facing downwards so as to let the water flow out
of the four slots (star-shaped arrangement) in the lower part of
the cap (cap with green float*.)
It is advisable to perform this procedure every time you add
salt to the dispenser.
Make sure the cap is screwed on tightly so that no detergent can
get into the container during the wash cycle (this could damage
the water softener beyond repair.)
When necessary, measure out the salt before a wash cycle
so that any saline solution which has leaked out of the salt
dispenser is removed.
* Only available in selected models.
Care and maintenance
Shutting off the water and electricity
• Turn off the water tap after every wash cycle to avoid leaks.
• Always unplug the appliance when cleaning it and when
performing maintenance work.
Cleaning the dishwasher
• The external surfaces of the machine and the control panel
can be cleaned using a non-abrasive cloth which has been
dampened with water. Do not use abrasive detergents or .
• Any marks on the inside of the appliance may be removed
using a cloth dampened with water and a little vinegar.
Preventing unpleasant odours
• Always keep the door of the appliance ajar in order to avoid
moisture from forming and being trapped inside the machine.
• Clean the seals around the door and detergent dispensers
regularly using a damp sponge. This will avoid food becoming
trapped in the seals, which is the main cause behind the
formation of unpleasant odours.
Cleaning the filters
The filter assembly consists of three filters which remove food
residues from the washing water and then recirculate the water.
They should be cleaned if you wish to achieve the best results
in every wash.
Clean the filters regularly.
The dishwasher should not be used without filters or if the
filter is loose.
• After several washes, check the filter assembly and if necessary
clean it thoroughly under running water, using a non-metallic
brush and following the instructions below:
1. Turn the cylindrical filter C in an anti-clockwise direction and
pull it out (fig. 1).
2. Remove the cup filter B by exerting a slight pressure on the
side flaps (fig. 2);
3. Slide out the stainless-steel plate filter A. (fig. 3).
4. Inspect the trap and remove any food residues. NEVER
REMOVE the wash-cycle pump protection (black detail) (fig.4).
Cleaning the sprayer arms
Food residue may become encrusted onto the sprayer arms
and block the holes used to spray the water. It is therefore
recommended that you check the arms from time to time and
clean them with a small non-metallic brush.
The two sprayer arms may both be removed.
To remove the upper sprayer
arm, turn the plastic locking ring
in an anti-clockwise direction.
The upper sprayer arm should be
replaced so that the side with the
greater number of holes is facing
The lower sprayer arm can be
removed by pressing on the side
tabs and pulling it upwards.
After cleaning the filters, re-place the filter assembly and fix it in
position correctly; this is essential for maintaining the efficient
operation of the dishwasher.
Leaving the machine unused for extended
Cleaning the water inlet filter*
If the water hoses are new or have not been used for an extended
period of time, let the water run to make sure it is clear and free of
impurities before performing the necessary connections. If this
precaution is not taken, the water inlet could become blocked
and damage the dishwasher.
Clean the water inlet filter at the tap outlet regularly.
- Turn off the water tap.
- Unscrew the end of the water inlet hose, remove the filter and
clean it carefully under running water.
- Re-place the filter and screw the water hose back into position.
• Disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply and shut
off the water tap.
• Leave the door of the appliance ajar.
• When you return, run a wash cycle when the dishwasher is
* Only available in selected models.
Whenever the appliance fails to work, check for a solution from the following list before calling for Assistance.
Possible causes / Solutions:
The dishwasher does not start or
cannot be controlled
• Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button, switch it back on after
approximately one minute and reset the program.
• The appliance has not been plugged in properly.
• The dishwasher door has not been shut properly.
The door won’t close
• The lock was released. Strongly push the door until a “clacking” noise is heard.
No water drains out from the
The dishwasher makes excessive
• The dishes are rattling against each other or against the sprayer arms.
• An excessive amount of foam has been produced: the detergent has not been
measured out correctly or it is not suitable for use in dishwashers (see Start-up
and use).
The dishes and glasses are
covered in a white film or
limescale deposits.
• The level of the refined salt is low or the dosage setting is not suited to the
hardness of the water (see Rinse aid and salt).
• The lid on the salt dispenser is not closed properly.
• The rinse aid has been used up or the dosage is too low.
The dishes and glasses are
streaked or have a bluish tinge.
• The rinse aid dosage is too high.
The crockery has not been dried
• A wash cycle without a drying program has been selected.
• The rinse aid has been used up or the dosage is too low (see Rinse aid and
• The rinse aid dispenser setting is not suitable.
• The crockery is made from non-stick material or plastic.
The dishes are not clean.
The dishwasher does not take any
water in - Tap shut-off alarm
(several short beeps are emitted*)
(the Drying and End indicator lights
The dishwasher cycle has not yet finished.
The water inlet hose is bent (see Installation).
The drain duct is blocked.
The filter is clogged up with food residues.
The racks are overloaded (see Loading the racks).
The crockery has not been arranged well.
The sprayer arms cannot move freely.
The wash cycle is too gentle (see Wash cycles).
An excessive amount of foam has been produced: the detergent has not been
measured out correctly or it is not suitable for use in dishwashers (see Start-up
and use).
• The lid on the rinse aid compartment has not been shut correctly.
• The filter is dirty or blocked (see Care and maintenance).
• The refined salt level is low (see Rinse aid and salt).
There is no water in the mains supply.
The water inlet hose is bent (see Installation).
Turn on the tap and the appliance will start after a few minutes.
The appliance lock has been activated because no action was taken when the
beeps* sounded. Switch off the appliance using the ON/OFF button, turn on the
tap and switch the appliance back on after 20 seconds by pressing the same
button. Re-program the appliance and restart the wash cycle.
Water inlet hose alarm / Water inlet • Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button. Shut off the water tap
filter blocked
to eliminate the risk of flooding and remove the plug from the electrical socket.
(the Washing, Drying and End
Make sure the water inlet filter has not become blocked by impurities (see “Care
indicator lights flashes).
and maintenance” chapter).
* Only available in selected models.
After Sales Service
After Sales Service
Appliance Registration
No one is better placed to care for your Hotpoint
appliance during the course of its working life than
us - the manufacturer.
We want to give you additional benefits of Hotpoint
ownership. To activate your free 5 year parts guarantee
you must register your appliance with us.
Essential Contact Information
Hotpoint Service
We are the largest service team in the country offering
you access to 400 skilled telephone advisors and 1000
fully qualified engineers on call to ensure you receive fast,
reliable, local service.
UK: 08448 224 224
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
Please note: Our advisors will require the following
Model number:
Serial number:
Parts and Accessories
We supply a full range of genuine replacement parts as
well as accessory products that protect and hygienically
clean your appliance to keep it looking good and
functioning efficiently throughout its life.
UK: 08448 225 225
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
UK: 08448 24 24 24
Republic of Ireland: 01 230 0800
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Recycling and Disposal Information
As part of Hotpoint’s continued commitment to helping
the environment, Hotpoint 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 risk of injury to children, remove the door,
plug and cut mains cable off flush with the appliance.
Dispose of these parts separately to ensure that the
appliance can no longer be plugged into a mains socket
and the door cannot be locked shut.
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 included but 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.
5 Year Parts Guarantee
Hotpoint also offers you a free 5 year parts guarantee. This additional guarantee is conditional on you registering
your appliance with us and the parts being fitted by one of our authorised engineers. There will be a charge for our
engineer’s time. To activate the extra parts warranty on your appliance, simply call our registration line on 08448 24
24 24 (Republic of Ireland 01 230 0800)
Extended Guarantees
We offer a selection of protection plans that enable you to fully cover yourself against the expense of repair bills
for the life of your policy. To find the ideal plan for you please call our advice line on 08448 226 226 (Republic of
Ireland 01 230 0233).
Free Helpdesk Service
We have a dedicated team who can provide free advice and assistance with your appliance if you experience any
technical difficulties within the first 90 days of ownership. Simply call our Hotpoint Service Hotline on 08448 224 224
(Republic of Ireland 0818 313 413) for telephone assistance, or, where necessary, to arrange for an engineer to
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