Ariston LFT M16 Operating instructions

Ariston LFT M16 Operating instructions
Operating instructions
Precautions and advice, 2-3
General safety
Saving energy and respecting the environment
Installation, 4-5
Positioning and levelling
Connecting the water and electricity supplies
Advice regarding the first wash cycle
Technical data
Description of the appliance, 6
Overall view
Control panel
Loading the racks, 7-8
Lower rack
Cutlery basket
Upper rack
Adjusting upper rack
Start-up and use, 9
Starting the dishwasher
Measuring out the detergent
Wash cycles, 10
Table of wash cycles
Rinse aid and refined salt, 11
Measuring out the rinse aid
Measuring out the refined salt
Care and maintenance, 12
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
Troubleshooting, 13
Assistance, 14
Precautions and advice
This appliance was designed and
manufactured in compliance with 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.
Please read these instructions carefully: they
contain important information on installation, use
and safety.
This appliance is designed for domestic use or
similar applications, for example:
- staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other
work environments;
- farmhouses;
- use by guests in hotels, motels and other
residential settings;
- bed & breakfasts.
General safety
• The appliance should not be operated by
people (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capacities, or by
inexperienced people who are not familiar with
the product, unless supervision or instructions
on how to use it are provided by someone who
assumes responsibility for their safety.
• An adult must supervise children at all times to
prevent them from playing 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 in accordance with
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
• 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 or maintaining the
• If the appliance breaks down, do not under any
circumstances touch the internal parts in an
attempt to perform the repair work yourself.
• 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.
• Keep detergent and rinse aid out of reach of
• The packaging material should not be used as
a toy for children.
• Disposal of packaging material: observe local
legislation so that the packaging may be
• The European Directive 2012/19/EU relating
to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
(WEEE) states that household appliances
should not be disposed of using the normal
solid urban waste cycle. Exhausted appliances
should be collected separately in order to
optimise the re-using and recycling rate of the
materials inside the machine, while preventing
potential damage to the environment and public
health. The crossed-out dustbin symbol is
marked on all products to remind the owners
of their obligations regarding separated waste
For further information relating to the correct
disposal of household appliances, owners may
contact the relevant public authority or the local
appliance dealer.
Saving energy and respecting the
Saving water and energy
• Only begin a wash cycle when the dishwasher
is full. While waiting for the dishwasher to be
filled, prevent unpleasant odours using 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 Table of wash cycles:
- for dishes with a normal soil level use the Eco
wash cycle, which ensures low energy/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
when electricity prices are lower. 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. 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, the soil level and the quantity
of crockery to be washed. Even if they are
biodegradable, detergents contain substances
which may alter the balance of nature.
If the appliance must be moved at any time, keep it in an
upright position; if absolutely necessary, it may be tilted onto its
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.
The hose should not be bent or compressed.
Connecting the water outlet hose
Connect the outlet hose (without bending it) to a drain duct with
a minimum diameter of 4 cm.
The outlet hose must be at a height ranging from 40 to 80 cm
from the floor / surface where the dishwasher rests (A).
2. Arrange the dishwasher so that its sides or back panel are in
contact with the adjacent cabinets or the wall. This appliance
can also be recessed under a single worktop* (see the Assembly
Instruction sheet.)
3. Position the dishwasher on a level sturdy floor. If the floor
is uneven, the front feet of the appliance should 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*. To adjust the height of the rear foot, turn the red hexagonal
bushing on the lower central part at the front of the dishwasher
using a hexagonal spanner with an opening of 8 mm. Turn the
spanner in a clockwise direction to increase the height and in an
anticlockwise direction to decrease it (see Building-in Instruction
sheet attached to the documentation.)
Connecting the water and electricity supplies
Connection to the water and electricity supplies should only
be performed by a qualified technician.
The dishwasher should not stand on the water hoses or
electricity supply cable.
The appliance must be connected to the water supply
network using new hoses.
Never use old or second hand hose sets. Do not reuse hose
sets from any previously installed dishwasher.
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.
Connecting the water inlet hose
• 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 supplied 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.
If the inlet hose is not long enough, contact a specialist store
or an authorised technician (see Assistance.)
The water pressure must be within the values indicated in
the Technical Data table (see adjacent information.)
Before connecting the water outlet hose to the sink drain, remove
the plastic plug (B).
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 circumstances should the water inlet hose be cut, as
it contains live electrical parts.
Electrical connection
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 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.)
* Only available in selected models.
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 which may form.
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.
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).
Technical data
width 59.5 cm
height 82 cm
depth 57 cm
14 standard place-settings
Water supply pressure
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 Directives:
-2006/95/EC (Low Voltage)
-2004/108/EC (Electromagnetic
-2009/125/EC (Comm. Reg.
1016/2010) (Ecodesign)
-97/17/EC (Labelling)
-2012/19/EC (WEEE)
* 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
Cutlery basket
Washing filter
Salt dispenser
Detergent and rinse-aid dispensers
Data plate
Control panel****
Control panel
Select wash cycle button
Salt indicator light
ON-OFF/Reset button
and indicator light
Wash cycle indicator light
Rinse aid 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.
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.
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
It is equipped with top grilles for improved cutlery arrangement.
The cutlery basket must only be positioned at the front of
the lower rack.
Lower rack
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
Adjustable position tip-up compartments
Unsuitable crockery
The tip-up compartments can be positioned at different heights, to
optimise the arrangement of crockery throughout the rack. Wine
glasses can be placed safely in the tip-up compartments, by
inserting the stem of each glass into the corresponding slots.
• 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:
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 adjusted
NEVER raise 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 figure).
• 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.
If the rack is fitted with Dual Space
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.
* Only available in selected models.
Start-up and use
Starting the dishwasher
1. Turn the water tap on.
2. Open the door and press the ON/OFF button.
3. Measure out the detergent. (see adjacent information).
4. Load the racks (see Loading the racks).
5. Select the wash cycle in accordance with the type of crockery
and its soil level (see Table of wash cycles) by pressing the P
6. Start the wash cycle by shutting the door.
7. The end of the wash cycle is indicated by beeps and by the
flashing of the indicator light of the selected wash cycle. Open
the door, switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF
button, shut off the water tap and unplug the appliance from
the electricity socket.
8. Wait a few minutes before removing the crockery in order to
avoid burns. Unload the racks, beginning with the lower level.
- The machine will switch off automatically during
long periods of inactivity in order to minimise
electricity consumption.
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.
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: open the door, taking care to avoid the escaping steam,
and press and hold the ON/OFF button; the machine will switch
off. Switch the machine back on using the ON/OFF button and
select the new wash cycle and any options desired; start the
cycle by closing the door.
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 if it has been rinsed
with water before being placed in the dishwasher, reduce
the amount of detergent used accordingly.
For good washing results also follow the instructions shown
on the detergent box.
For further questions please ask the detergent producers'
Advice Offices.
Compartment A: Washing detergent
Compartment B: Pre-wash detergent
Adding extra crockery
Without switching off the machine, open the door, taking care
to avoid the escaping steam, and place the crockery inside the
dishwasher. Close the door: the cycle starts from the point at
which it was interrupted.
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 restored.
Dishwasher detergents are strongly alkaline. They can be
extremely dangerous if swallowed. Avoid contact with the
skin and eyes and keep children away from the dishwasher
when the door is open. Check that the detergent receptacle
is empty after completion of the wash cycle.
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 appliance.
3. Remove detergent residues from the edges of the dispenser
and close the cover until it clicks.
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
* Only available in selected models.
To achieve the best results from each washing and drying
cycle, powder detergent, liquid rinse aid and salt should
be used.
Wash cycles
The number and type of wash cycles and options may vary depending on the dishwasher model.
Instructions on wash-cycle selection and
detergent dosage
Heavily soiled dishes and pans (not to be used for
delicate items).
35 gr/ml – 1 Tab
Wash cycle
Wash cycles
which include
duration of
wash cycles
For dirty pans and dishes.
29 gr/ml + 6 gr/ml** – 1 Tab
Daily Wash
Pre-wash while awaiting completion of the load with
the dishes from the next meal.
No detergent
Environmentally-friendly wash cycle with low energy
consumption levels. Normal standard cycle for dirty
pans and dishes.
29 gr/ml + 6 gr/ml** – 1 Tab
Economical and fast wash to be used for lightly soiled
dishes - run immediately after use (2 dishes + 2
glasses + 4 pieces of cutlery + 1 saucepan + 1 small
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).
35 gr/ml – 1 Tab
** Quantity of pre-washing detergent.
Optimum performance levels when using the “Rapid” cycle can be achieved by respecting the specified number of place settings.
* The Eco wash cycle complies with regulation AS/NZS 2007. 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:
[email protected]
* Only available in selected models.
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 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
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
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.- Open the door and switch on the machine by pressing
the ON/OFF button.
- Press the P button and hold for approximately 5 seconds; two
short beeps will sound and the indicator light corresponding to
the set degree of hardness will flash slowly on the control panel
(the water softening system is set to number 1).
- Press the P button repeatedly until the desired hardness level
has been reached (1-2-3-4-5* see Water hardness table). E.g.
hardness 1 (indicator light 1 flashing)
hardness 2 (indicator light 1 illuminated, indicator light 2
hardness 3 (indicator lights 1 and 2 illuminated, indicator light
3 flashing and so on).
To exit the function, wait a few seconds or press one of the option
buttons*, 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
0 - 10
11 - 20
21 - 30
31 - 60
61 - 90
1,1 - 2
2,1 - 3
3,1 - 6
6,1 - 9
Average salt dispenser
capacity duration**
7 months
5 months
3 months
2 months
2/3 weeks
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 green float* cannot be seen by simply looking at
the cap of the salt dispenser;
• 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 solvents or abrasive
• 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 upwards.
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
The dishes are not clean.
The dishwasher does not take any
water in - Tap shut-off alarm
(several short beeps* are emitted)
(the 2 (Normal) and 3 (Soak) WASH
CYCLES indicator lights flash).
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.
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 salt).
The rinse aid dispenser setting is not suitable.
The crockery is made from non-stick material or plastic.
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 filter • Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button. Shut off the water tap to
eliminate the risk of flooding and remove the plug from the electrical socket.
(the 1 (Intensive), the 2 (Normal) and the Make sure the water inlet filter has not become blocked by impurities (see “Care
3 (Soak) WASH CYCLES indicator lights
and maintenance” chapter).
* Only available in selected models.
Before contacting Assistance:
• Check whether the problem can be resolved using the Troubleshooting guide (see Troubleshooting).
• Restart the programme to check whether the problem has ceased to exist.
• If the problem persists, contact the Authorised Technical Assistance Service.
Never use the services of unauthorised technicians.
Please have the following information to hand:
• The type of malfunction.
• The appliance model (Mod.).
• The serial number (S/N).
This information can be found on the appliance data plate (see Description of the appliance).
If you are not completely satisfied
with your appliance or require
service call:
Phone: 1300 815 589
New Zealand
Phone: (09) 306 1020
40-44 Mark Anthony Drive, Dandenong South,
VIC 3175, Australia
Fax: Service & Sales (03) 9768 0838
Email: [email protected]
A wide range of genuine
accessories are available for
your appliance call:
Phone: 03 9768 0888
New Zealand
Phone: (09) 306 1020
PO Box 68-140 Newton, Auckland
1145, New Zealand
Fax: (09) 302 0077 Email: [email protected]
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