Instruction booklet
English, 1
Positioning and levelling
Technical data
Electrical connection
Connecting the water supply
Description of the appliance, 6
Overall view
Control panel
Loading the racks, 7
Lower rack
Cutlery basket
Upper rack
Start-up and use, 8
FDM 554
Starting the dishwasher
Loading the detergent
Washing options
Wash cycles, 9
Wash cycle table
Rinse aid and refined salt, 10
Loading the rinse aid
Loading the refined salt
Care and maintenance, 11
Shutting 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
Precautions and advice, 12-13
General safety
Saving energy and respecting the environment
After Sales Service, 15
After Sales Service
Essential Contact Information
Parts and Accessories
Appliance Registration
Hotpoint Guarantee, 16
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.
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
Advice regarding the first wash cycle
After the appliance has been installed, immediately
before running the first wash cycle, 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 container is not filled, the water
softener and the heating element may be damaged
as a result.
1. Remove the appliance from all packaging and
check that it has not been damaged during
If it has been damaged, contact the retailer and do not
proceed any further with the installation process.
Technical data
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).
width 60 cm
height 85 cm
depth 60 cm
14 standard place-settings
Water supply
0,05 ÷ 1MPa (0.5 ÷ 10 bar)
7,25 – 145 psi
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 (the
angle of inclination must not exceed 2 degrees). 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.
Power supply
See appliance data plate
Total absorbed
See appliance data plate
This dishwasher conforms to
the following European
Community Directives:
-2006/95/CE dated 16/01/2007
(Low Voltage) and subsequent
-89/336/EEC dated 03/05/89
(Electromagnetic Compatibility)
and subsequent modifications
-97/17/EC (Labelling)
-2002/96/ CE Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment
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.
Anti-condensation strip*
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 that may form.
See appliance data plate
Only available in selected models.
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 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.
Electrical Connection
Before inserting the plug into the electrical socket,
make sure that:
• the socket is earthed and complies with current
• 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
• 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
Assistance); 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.
The cable should not be bent or compressed.
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 Assistance)
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
Changing the Plug
Cut off and dispose of the supplied plug if it
does not fit your socket.
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
Changing the Mains Lead
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
- If the domestic wiring includes a residual currentoperated 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
- This appliance should only be connected to a 230/
240V AC source, via a properly installed earthed
- Use the dishwasher solely in a domestic
- 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
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.
Ensure that the new hose supplied is connected
and the old hose is disposed of safely.
Ensure the fill hose is only fitted to the cold
water supply. DO NOT overtighten the hose
connector, hand tight is sufficient.
Ensure the fill hose is not kinked.
Connecting the water inlet hose
The water inlet (A) and outlet (B) hoses and the
electricity supply cable may be positioned towards
the right or the left in order to achieve the best
possible installation (see figure).
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
• 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
• 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.
Ensure that the hose is not pushed too far down the
If the end of your drain hose is fitted
with ‘retaining flaps*’, ensure they are
inserted fully into the standpipe. This
will prevent the pipe from jumping out
during installation and use.
DO NOT position the standpipe near an
electrical outlet.
ENSURE that the drain hose is not kinked and it
is routed as shown in the diagram.
The standpipe should have a bore of at least 38mm
(11/2”). It should be installed as shown, have a trap
fitted and must discharge into the same drain
system as your household sink.
It MUST NOT be connected to a surface water
If the inlet hose is not long enough, contact a
specialist store or an authorised technician (see
The water pressure must be within the values
indicated in the Technical data table (see
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.
Only available in selected models.
Sink Waste System
Anti-flooding protection*
For under sink drainage:
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.
• 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
• the hose should be routed, such that it is raised
to a minimum height of 800mm (31/2”).
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
Ensure the sink outlet pipe has a minimum
diamtere of 32mm.
• Untie the end of the GREY drainage hose from
the rear of the appliance.
• Reposition the ‘Hooked End Support’ as required
along the GREY drainage hose.
• If fitting an under sink
waste disposal unit, cut
out the membrane, bung
or blanking plug.
Ensure the drain hose is securely attached, to
prevent it coming away while the machine is in
use and causing a flood.
Only available in selected models.
Description of the appliance
Overall view
Upper rack
Upper sprayer arm
Tip-up compartments
Rack height adjuster
Lower rack
Lower sprayer arm
Cutlery basket
Washing filter
Salt dispenser
Detergent and rinse aid dispensers
Data plate
Control panel***
Control panel
indicator light
Low salt
indicator light *
indicator light
indicator light
Low rinse aid
indicator light *
button and
indicator light
***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.
indicator light
Loading the racks
Before loading the racks, remove all food residues from the
crockery and empty liquids from glasses and cups.
After loading the appliance, check that the sprayer arms
can rotate freely.
Tip-up compartments with adjustable tilt
Tilt A
Lower rack
The lower rack can hold pans, lids, plates, salad bowls, cutlery,
etc. as seen in the Loading examples.
Plates and large covers should be placed at the sides of the
rack, ensuring that they do not block the rotation of the upper
sprayer arm.
Some dishwasher models are fitted with tip-up sections*, which
can be used in a vertical position when arranging plates or in a
horizontal position when arranging pans and salad bowls.
- The tilt feature can be used to increase the space in the
upper rack, to position wine glasses with different stem
lengths safely and to improve drying performance.
Tilt B
Tilt C
- Lift the tip-up compartment, slide it gently and position it in
the desired tilt angle.
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 level.
The height of the upper rack should ideally be
Cutlery basket
The type of cutlery basket may vary according to the
dishwasher model: it may be modular, non-modular or a sliding
version. The non-modular basket must only be positioned at
the front of the lower rack.
The modular
basket may be
separated into
two parts, a
solution which is
when performing a half load wash (only in models offering this
option), is available in a sliding version (positioned at any point
on the lower rack by sliding it between the fixed or tip-up
- Both versions are fitted with a collapsible sliding system which
means the cutlery can be arranged in the best possible way.
Never lift or lower the rack on one side only.
Open the left and right guide rail stops
and pull out the rack; position it higher
or lower as required, slide it along the
guide rails until the front wheels are in
place and close the stops (see
If the rack is fitted with DualSpace
handles* (see figure), pull out the
upper rack until it reaches its stop
point, grip the handles at the sides of
the rack and move it upwards or
downwards, then slowly let it fall back
into place.
Loading examples for the upper/lower rack
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.
Cutlery basket positioning examples
Items which should not be washed in the
Upper rack
Load this rack with delicate and lightweight crockery: glasses,
tea and coffee cups, saucers, small salad bowls, saucepans
and small saucepans which are not too soiled, using the
Loading examples as a guide.
• Mugs and cups, long sharp knives and serving utensils:
place these on the tip-up compartments**.
Wooden items, objects with wooden or horn handles or
glued-on parts.
Items made from aluminium, copper, brass, pewter or tin.
Items made from plastic material which is not heatresistant.
Antique or hand-painted porcelain.
Antique silver. Silver which is not antique may, however,
be washed in the dishwasher using a delicate wash cycle,
provided that it does not come into contact with other
We recommend the use of crockery which is dishwasher
* Only available in selected models.
** The number and position may vary.
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 below).
4. Load the racks (see Loading the racks) and shut the
5. Select the wash cycle by turning the WASH CYCLE
SELECT knob in a clockwise direction: 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 adjacent information).
7. Start the cycle by pressing the START button; the
indicator switch on and remain lit in a fixed manner.
The indicator light corresponding to the washing 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 valve 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.
Modifying a wash cycle in progress
If a mistake was made during 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,
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 (the corresponding
indicator light will flash). Open the door, taking care to
avoid the escaping steam, and place the crockery inside
the appliance. Close the door and press the Start/Pause
button (fixed light): the cycle starts from the point at
which it was interrupted.
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 pollution.
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 offer the MULTI-FUNCTIONAL
TABLETS option.
To achieve the best results from each washing
and drying cycle, powder detergent, rinse aid
liquid and salt should be used.
Compartment A: Washing detergent
Compartment B: Pre-wash detergent
1. Open cover C by pressing
button D.
2. Pour in the detergent after
consulting the Table of wash
• For powder detergent use
compartments A and B.
• For detergent in tablet form:
when the cycle requires 1 tablet,
place it in compartment A and close the cover; when it
requires 2, place the second tablet at the bottom of the
3. Remove detergent residues from the edges of the
compartment and close the cover until it clicks.
If the Start/Pause button is pressed so as to pause the
machine, the wash cycle or the Delayed Start* function
(if selected) is interrupted.
At this stage it is not possible to change the wash cycle.
Accidental interruptions
If the door is opened during the wash cycle, or if 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 once the electricity supply is restored.
* Only available in selected models.
Wash cycles
If the crockery is only lightly soiled or if it has been rinsed with water before being placed in the
dishwasher, reduce the amount of detergent used accordingly.
The number and type of wash cycles and options may vary depending on the dishwasher model.
Wash cycle selection
Heavily soiled dishes and
pans (not to be used for
delicate items).
Wash cycle
Hrs. Min.
35 g (A)
35 ml (A)
1 (A)
29 g (A)
6 g (B)
29 ml (A)
6 ml (B)
1 (A)
29 g (A)
6 g (B)
29 ml (A)
6 ml (B)
1 (A)
25 g (A)
25 ml (A)
1 (A)
Pre-wash for dishes while
awaiting completion of the
load with the dishes from the
next meal.
Economic and fast wash to
be used for lightly soiled
dishes. (Run cycle
immediately after use) (2
plates + 2 glasses + 4 pieces
of cutlery + 1 saucepan + 1
small frying pan).
Wash cycle
Normally soiled pans and
dishes. Standard daily wash
Environmentally-friendly wash
cycle with low energy
consumption levels, suitable
for pans and dishes.
(A) = compartment A
(B) = compartment B
Fast wash
To make it easier to measure out the detergent, it is worth remembering that:
1 tablespoon = 15 gr. of powder = approximately 15 ml of liquid - 1 teaspoon = 5 gr. of powder =
approximately 5 ml of liquid
* The Eco wash cycle adheres to the regulation EN-50242. Although it has a longer duration than other wash
cycles it uses less energy and is les harmful to the environment.
Note for Test Laboratories: for information relating to comparative EN testing conditions, please send an email
to the following address:
Rinse aid and refined salt
Only use products which have been
specifically designed for dishwashers.
Do not use table salt or 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 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
remain lit.
Measuring out the rinse aid
Rinse aid makes it easier for the crockery to dry, as water
runs off 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;
1. Open the dispenser by
turning the lid (G) in an
anticlockwise direction.
2. Pour in the rinse aid, making
sure it does not overflow from
the dispenser. If this happens,
clean the spill immediately with a
dry cloth.
3. Screw the lid back on.
NEVER pour the rinse aid
directly into the appliance tub.
Adjusting the amount of rinse aid
If you are not completely satisfied with the drying results, you
may adjust the quantity of rinse aid used. Use a screwdriver
to turn the dosage adjuster (F) to one of the 6 pre-set
positions (the default position is set to 4):
• If there are streaks on the crockery, set the adjustment
device to a lower number (1-3).
• If drops of water remain on the crockery or if there are
limescale marks present after the cycle has finished, set the
adjuster to a higher number (4-6).
Setting the water hardness
Every dishwasher is equipped with a water softener which, by
using refined salt designed especially 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 the organisation which supplies your
household with water.
- 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 a maximum
of 5 levels.
(The default water softener setting is level 3).
- To exit the function, wait approximately 30 seconds or switch
off the machine using the ON/OFF button.
Even if using multi-functional tablets, the salt dispenser should
still be filled.
Water Hardness Table
6 11
12 17
17 34
34 50
For values between 0°f and 10°f, we do not
recommend the use of salt.
* this setting may cause a slight increase in
the duration of the cycle.
(°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 achieve the best possible results using a wash
cycle, make sure that the 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 green float* cannot be seen by simply looking at
the cap of the salt dispenser.
• When the LOW SALT* indicator light on the control panel is
1. Remove the lower rack and unscrew the
container 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 container right up to its edge (this
should hold approximately 1 kg); it is not unusual for a little
water to leak out.
4. Remove the funnel* and wipe any salt residue 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 cracks which are arranged in a star shape on the
lower part of the cap. (the container cap with the green float*)
It is advisable to perform this procedure every time you
add salt to the container.
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).
- 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.
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
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 may be cleaned using a non-abrasive cloth
which has been dampened with water. Do not use
solvents or abrasive products.
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
Cleaning the sprayer arms
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.
- Replace the filter and screw the water hose back into
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
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 residue. NEVER
REMOVE the wash cycle pump (black detail) (fig. 4).
Food residue may become encrusted onto the sprayer
arms and block the holes used to spray the water. It is
therefore recommended that the arms are checked from
time to time and cleaned with a small non-metallic
The two sprayer arms may both be removed.
To remove the upper sprayer
arm, rotate the locking ring in
an anti-clockwise direction.
The upper sprayer arm should
be replaced with the holes
facing upwards.
The lower sprayer arm can be
removed by pressing on the
side tabs and pulling it
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
After cleaning the filters, replace 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 periods
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 empty.
* Only available in selected models.
Precautions and 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.
General safety
• 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
• 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.
• Never touch the heating element.
• Do not lean or sit on the open door of the
appliance: this may cause the appliance to
• 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
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
• 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 2002/96/EC 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 Cycles).
• 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.
* Only available in selected models.
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
Only available in selected models.
Whenever the appliance fails to work, check for a solution from the following list before calling for Assistance (see
Possible causes / Solutions:
The dishwasher does not start.
The plug has not been inserted into the electrical socket properly,
or there is no power in the house.
The dis hw asher door has not been shut properly.
A delayed start has been program m ed (s ee Start-up and use).
No water drains out from the
The dishwasher makes
excessive noise.
The dis hes are rattling against eac h other or against the s prayer
An e xc essive am ou nt of fo am h as b e en pro d uce d: th e deterg e nt h as
not been m eas ured out correctly or it is not suitable for use in
dishw ashers (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 dos age setting is not
suited to the hardness of the water (see Rins e aid and salt).
The lid on the salt dispens er is not clos ed properly.
The rins e aid has been used up or the dosage is too low.
The crockery is m ade from non-stick m aterial.
The dishes and glasses are
streaked or have a bluish tinge.
The rins e aid dosage is too high.
The crockery has not been
dried properly.
A was h cycle without a drying program m e has been selected.
The rins e aid has been used up or the dosage is too low (see Rinse
aid and salt).
The rins e aid dis penser setting is not high enough.
The dishes are not clean.
The dishwasher does not take
any water in/Tap shut-off alarm
The racks are overloaded (see Loading the racks).
The crockery has not been arranged w ell.
The sprayer arm s cannot m ove freely.
The w ash cycle is too gentle (see W ash cycles).
An e xc essive am ou nt of fo am h as b e en pro d uce d: th e deterg e nt h as
not been m eas ured out correctly or it is not suitable for use in
dishw ashers (see Start-up and use).
The lid on the rinse aid com partm ent has not been s hut 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 w ater in the m ains supply.
The w ater inlet hose is bent (see Installation).
Turn on the tap and the appliance will start after a few m inutes.
The appliance is locked bec aus e no action was tak en when the
indic ator lights w ere flashing. Switch off the m achine using the
O N/O FF button, turn on the tap and switch the m achine back on
after 20 sec onds by pressing the s am e button. R e-program m e the
m achine and restart the w ash cycle.
Water loading solenoid valve
malfunction alarm
(the Drying indicator light flash).
Switch off the appliance by pressing the O N/O F F button and switch
it back on after a m inute. If the alarm c ontinues, shut off the w ater
tap to elim inate the risk of flooding, rem ove the plug from the
electrical socket and contact Assistance.
Water inlet hose alarm/Water
inlet filter blocked.
(the Washing, Drying and End
indicator lights flashes).
• Switc h off th e a p plia nc e by pres s in g t he O N /O F F bu tton. S h ut off
the water tap to elim inate the risk of flooding and rem ove the plug
from the electrical socket. M ake sure the w ater inlet filter has not
bec om e blocked by various im purities. (see “C are and m aintenance”
(the Drying and End indicator
lights flashes).
dis hw asher cycle has not yet finished.
w ater inlet hose is bent (see Installation).
drain duct is blocked.
filter is clogged up with food residues.
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 Europe offering
you access to 400 skilled telephone advisors and
1100 fully qualified engineers on call to ensure you
receive fast, reliable, local service.
UK: 08709 066 066
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
UK: 0870 6092094
Republic of Ireland: 01 230 0800
Indesit Company UK Ltd. Morley Way,
Peterborough, PE2 9JB
Indesit Company Unit 49 Airways Industrial
Estate,Dublin 17
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: 08709 077 077
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
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.
Guarantee terms and conditions
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.
The guarantee does not cover:
- Damage resulting from transportation, improper
use, neglect or interference or as a result of
improper installation.
- Replacement of any consumable item or
accessory.These include but are not limited to:
plugs,cables, batteries, light bulbs, fluorescent
tubes and starters, covers and filters.
- Replacement of any removable parts made of
glass or plastic.
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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 0870
6092094 (ROI 01 230 0800).
Extended Guarantees
We offer a selection of repair 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 08709 088 088 (ROI 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 08709 066 066 (ROI 0818 313
413) for telephone assistance, or, where necessary,
to arrange for an engineer to call. If we cannot
resolve the technical problem we will replace your
machine or, if you prefer, give you your money back.
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