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Washing Machine
W100FW / W120FW / W120VW
Retention of this Instruction Book
Keep this book in a handy place for reference. It contains important details on
the safe and proper use of your appliance. If you sell the appliance, pass it on
to someone else, move house and leave it behind, make sure that you provide
this book so that the new owner can become familiar with the appliance and
safety warnings.
Please remember your new appliance is a complex piece of equipment.
DIY repairs or unqualified and untrained service people may put you in
danger, could damage the appliance and might mean you lose cover
under Creda’s Part Guarantee.
Electrical Requirements
Dear Customer,
Congratulations on the purchase of your
new ‘Creda’ appliance.
We recommend for your own safety and to
get the best possible results from your
machine that you read through this
handbook thoroughly before using your
appliance for the first time.
★ Transit Brackets MUST be removed
before using the appliance.
★ DO NOT plug in and switch on at the
mains until installation is complete.
This appliance should be connected to the mains supply via a suitable switched socket in an
accessible position.
WARNING: 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. To change fuse, lift holder
to vertical position and lift fuse out. To replace, insert fuse and push fuse holder down into
locked position. Correct replacement is identified by colour coding, or marking on base of
plug.
WARNING: Do not use plug unless fuse holder is in locked position.
CHANGING THE PLUG
Cut off and dispose of the supplied
plug if it does not fit your socket.
WARNING: To avoid a shock hazard do not insert this plug into a
socket anywhere else.
Contents
Electrical requirements
Recycling & Disposal Information
Choosing a Location
Adjusting the Feet
Installation Instructions
Transit Bracket Removal
Connecting to the Water Supply
Removing the Polystyrene Pyramid
Connecting to a Drainage System
2
3-4
Getting to Know your Machine
Wash Load Guides
Interlocking Door System
Washcare tips
5
A Typical Wash Programme
6
Controls
7
Choosing A Wash Programme
8
Optional Wash Features
9
Dispenser Drawer
10-11
Care and Cleaning
Maintenance Wash
12
Regular Checks and Stain Removal
13
Something wrong with your appliance 14
Service Cover
Key Contact Numbers
IMPORTANT: WIRES IN THE MAINS
LEAD ARE COLOURED IN
ACCORDANCE WITH THE
Green and yellow
(Earth) wire to the
terminal marked
‘E’ or with the
symbol
,
or coloured
green and
yellow.
Blue (Neutral) wire
13A ASTA
approved
fuse to
BS1362.
Brown (Live)
wire to the
terminal
marked ‘L’ or
coloured
red.
Cord clamp
to the terminal marked
FOLLOWING CODE:
‘N’ or coloured black.
Green/Yellow
–
Earth
Blue
–
Neutral
Brown
–
Live
If you change the plug, the colour of wires in the mains lead may not correspond with the
colour of the markings identifying terminals in the plug. You should therefore wire it as
shown (see illustration). If the mains lead needs to be replaced at any time, it should be
replaced by a special lead obtainable from your local authorised Creda Service Centre.
A charge will be made if you have damaged the existing lead or require a longer one.
It is strongly advised that this work is carried out by a qualified electrician.
CE marking certifies that this appliance complies with requirements laid down in EEC
Directive 89:336 (Electromagnetic compatibility) and subsequent modifications and Low
Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC.
Positioning & Adjusting the feet
Choosing the position of your appliance will influence its performance.
★ Position where possible on a solid floor. Some vibration may occur with a wooden floor.
★ Take care with vinyl floor coverings. The weight of the appliance may cause indentations in
some vinyl floor coverings.
★ For your safety and to comply with IEE regulations, you should not install your appliance in
a bath or shower room. Seek professional advice if you wish to do so.
★ Ensure sufficient space is allowed for the appliance. Dimensions should be a minimum of:600mm Wide (235/8”), 600mm Deep (235/8”) and 900mm High (351/2”).
★ Ensure the electrical socket and water taps are easily accessible and that the water supply
can be isolated if necessary.
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Your appliance may become noisy or move about the floor if it is not stabilised.
To adjust your appliance it must be in an upright position, then :★ Release locking rings on the two front feet.
★ Screw feet in or out until the appliance is standing firm and level.
★ Ensure all feet are in firm contact with the floor.
★ Tighten the locking rings on the front feet.
Recycling & Disposal Information
As part of Creda’s continued commitment to helping the environment, Creda may 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 seperately to ensure that the appliance can no
longer be plugged into a mains socket.
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Transit Bracket
Removal
1. Remove
the 3
screws from
back of
work top
lid.
2. From the
rear of
appliance,
grip the
sides of the
work top
lid, lift, slide
and pull
towards
you to
remove.
3. Remove
1 screw and
clamp.
Retain for
future use.
Connecting to the Water Supply
Hot and Cold Fill Connection
1. Connect the straight end of the supplied RED or GREY hose to
the HOT water supply tap (Fig 1). Connect the straight end of
the supplied BLUE hose to the COLD water supply tap.
2. Hand tighten connectors sufficiently to ensure water does not
leak from the hose connections.
3. Before connecting each of the hoses to the appliance, confirm
Fig 1
the water supply is flowing by holding the free end of each
hose in a bucket, turn the relevant water supply taps on and
then off.
4. Connect the angled end of the RED or GREY hose to the white
plastic inlet valve marked ‘H’ (Fig 2) and the angled end of the
BLUE hose to the white plastic inlet valve marked ‘C’ at the back
of the appliance.
5. Hand tighten connectors sufficiently to ensure water does not
Fig 2
leak from the hose connections.
6. Turn on the water supply taps and check for leaks from the connectors. In the event
of a leak, turn off supply tap, remove connector and check that the sealing washer is
in place. Refit the connector and tighten. Turn on water supply taps.
Cold Water Supply
Cold Fill Only Connection
A Cold Fill Adaptor is available from your local Creda authorised Service
Centre.
1. Connect angled end of supplied hoses to hot and cold inlets
at the back of appliance
Fig. 3
2. Connect straight end of hoses to cold fill adaptor.
3. Connect adaptor to cold water supply.
NOTE: Hand tighten sufficiently to ensure water is not leaking from
the tap hose connections.
4. Remove 2
screws and
transit
bracket.
Retain for
future use.
Inlet to machine
Fill Hoses
Ensure the supplied hoses are not kinked when connected.
6. Replace
the 3
screws into
the back of
the work
top lid.
Cold
Water
Supply
Fig. 4
2m long extension fill hoses are available from your local retailer
or Genuine Parts and Accessories UK 08709 077 077.
Water Pressure
5. Slide and
push work
top lid into
position
ensuring it
is located
on the
console
correctly.
Inlet to machine
Incoming hot and cold water pressure should be between 3 and 150
psi (21 - 1034 Kpa).
Inlet to machine
The temperature of the incoming household hot water supply should ideally be 60°C and
no higher than 70°C as this could cause damage to both your laundry and appliance.
Methods of Plumbing
The water supply taps must be easily accessible when the appliance is installed. Your
taps should be in good condition or it may leak when turned full on. Mixer taps are
unsuitable, if you have them you will need to use permanent plumbing. Adaptors are
required to connect to sink taps.
Permanent Plumbing
There must be taps or stopcocks so that the water supply can be turned off, isolating
the appliance from the household supply.
Existing Plumbing
If you have an existing installation please check that this includes taps or stopcocks to
isolate the appliance. The appliance must be connected to the water supply using
the new hose set supplied, old hose sets should not be used.
Removing the Polystyrene Pyramid
After removing the packaging from the machine, ensure that the polystyrene pyramid
(shown at the side) has come away from the underside of the machine, with the
polystyrene base.
If it has not come away, remove it by tilting the machine backwards until the pyramid can
be seen and then remove.
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Connect to a drainage system
● Do not remove hooked end support from drainage hose.
● Do not position standpipe near an electrical outlet.
For drainage into a standard work top sink ensure outlet pipe has a minimum bore of
32 mm. To avoid syphoning ensure the end of the drainage hose is above the water level
in the sink. If your sink is inset, the front edge of the basin must be less than 75 mm from
the front edge of your work top.
We recommend one of the following methods:-
Into a Standpipe
Ensure the standpipe has a minimum bore of 38mm (11⁄2”).
1. Ensure the top of the standpipe is at least 500mm (20”) from the floor.
2. Untie GREY drainage hose and place approximately 100mm (4”) into the standpipe.
3. If the end of your GREY drainage hose is fitted with ‘Retaining Flaps’ ensure they are
fully inserted into the standpipe as shown (Fig. 2)
500 mm
Fig 1
Fig 2
Into a Sink Waste System
Fig 3
Ensure the sink outlet pipe has a minimum diameter of 32mm (11⁄4”).
1. Untie drainage hose from rear of the appliance.
2. Reposition the Hooked End Support as required along the GREY drainage hose.
3. If fitting an under sink waste disposal unit (Fig 3), cut out the membrane or blanking
plug.
4. Attach the end of the GREY drainage hose to the undersink waste disposal securely
as shown using a hose clip (Fig 4).
Cut
5. Raise the hose to a minimum height of 800 mm to avoid syphoning.
Hose Clip
4
Fig 4
Getting to know your machine
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Model Shown W120VW
Model W120VW shows the maximum features available on a Creda washing machine
Front
Back
1.
2.
3.
4.
9. Rating Plate
10. Cold Water Inlet Point and Hose
(Blue)
11. Hot Water Inlet Point and Hose
(Red or Grey)
12. Mains Cable
13. Drainage Hose
14. Hose Retaining Clip
5.
6.
7.
8.
Door Locked Indicator
Mains On/Off Button
Wash Dial
Variable Spin Speed Control Dial
(Model W120VW only)
Optional Wash Feature Buttons
ENERGY SAVE
DEEP RINSE
Detergent/Fabric Conditioner Drawer
Interlocking Door & Release Button
Adjustable Feet
Interlocking Door System
Washcare Tips
★ We strongly recommend that your do
not wash underwired bras in this
machine. Should the wires become
detached they could cause damage to
your clothes and the machine. If the
washcare label states that the garment
is machine washable then we advise
placing it in a sealed pillow case or
similar washbag.
★ Pre-treat stains before washing.
The interlock activates 3-4 seconds after the machine has been switched on. The door
will lock and the indicator will remain lit throughout the programme.
Approximately 1-2 minutes after the programme has finished the indicator light will
go out and the door can be opened. The machine will not operate if the door is not
closed properly.
WARNING: Do not overload your machine! It may damage items of clothing and
reduce the quality of the wash. WARNING: Do not allow children to play with the
appliance or tamper with the controls.
★ Close zips, tie belts, strings etc... and
press studs to prevent tangling.
★ Remove sharp objects or coins from
pockets before washing as they may
damage clothes.
★ Limit size of absorbent loads ie; towels,
to 3kg (7lb) to give good washing/
rinsing results.
★ Place small items in a wash bag.
Load guide
Two examples of a typical full wash load
★ Check wash labels as some items may
require a cool programme.
Cotton Load
Synthetic Load
★ Wash non-colour fast items, woollens
or really dirty clothes separately as
they may affect other items.
2 Bath Towels
5 Shirts
6 Blouses
1 Set of Pyjamas
4 Sets of Underwear
2 Children’s Dresses
4 Shirts
4 Blouses
1 Set of Pyjamas
4 Sets of Underwear
Or
5.5 kg
★ Clothes will not wash properly if you
over load your machine.
3kg
★ Clothes which do not have a wash
label should not be machine
washed.
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A typical wash programme
Before selecting any programme ensure the mains button is in the ‘off’ position.
2. Close door, applying pressure only at
the 2 o’clock position.
3. Add detergent/ conditioner
(See manufacturer’s instructions).
4. Select wash programme by turning
the wash dial clockwise.
5. Select optional wash features by pressing
required button.
6. Select reduced spin (Model W120VW
only), if required, by turning the control
dial.
7. Check water and electricity are switched
on at mains.
8. Press the Power button to Start the
programme. After a few seconds the Door
Locked indicator will illuminate.
1. Sort laundry into same wash requirements.
9. Approximately 1-2 minutes after the programme has finished the indicator light will
go out and the door can be opened. Press the
Power button to ‘OFF’.
We recommend, on completion of your wash programme that you switch ‘Off’ both the the electricity and water supply to the appliance.
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Wash dial and symbols
Before selecting a programme, ensure the mains button is in the ‘OFF’ position.
Turn the dial slowly clockwise. You will hear as the pointer aligns with the start of the selected wash programme, final rinse or spin.
Note: Failure to correctly align the pointer to the start of a wash programme will result in detergent not being dispensed from the drawer.
Start of Wash, Final Rinse & Spin Programmes
Rinses
Short Spin
End of Programme
Pointer
Long Spin
Letters represent selected programme
Variable spin speed control dial (Model W120VW only)
To reduce the maximum spin speed for the selected programme, turn the dial before or during a programme.
Note: Spin speed cannot be increased again whilst the appliance is spinning.
Spin only option
Before selecting a programme, ensure the mains button is in the ‘OFF’ position.
To select long spin, turn the wash dial clockwise until the pointer aligns with
For a short spin align the pointer to
Press the mains button ‘ON’.
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Choosing a wash programme
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
The temperature of the incoming water supply or selection of wash features: ie. Energy Save or Deep Rinse will affect the
programme times.
Before selecting a programme, ensure the mains button is in the ‘OFF’ position.
ITCL
Prog.
Codes Fabric
Temp ˚C
Approx
Maximum
Prog.Time
Spin Speed
(mins)
(rpm)
Full Load
based on hot depending on
and cold fill
Model
A
Heavily soiled loads. On completion, switch
‘OFF’ mains button before selecting wash
programme.
WARNING: Not for woollen or delicate items.
40
3kg to 5.5kg
15 - 25
400
B
Heavily soiled white cotton loads
(includes a prewash).
95
5.5kg
120 - 130
*1200
C
White cotton and linen
without special finishes.
95
5.5kg
100 - 110
*1200
D
Colourfast cotton, linen or viscose
without special finishes.
60
5.5kg
90 - 100
*1200
E
Non-colourfast cotton, linen or viscose.
40
5.5kg
60 - 70
*1200
F
Colourfast nylon, polyester, acrylic/cotton
mixtures, cotton or viscose with special
finishes (eg. drip dry), coloured polyester/
cotton mixtures.
50
3kg
50 - 60
1000
40
3kg
45 - 50
1000
30
1.4kg
35 - 40
1000
Incoming
household
supply
0.9kg
30 - 35
1000
Woollen blankets, wool mixtures with cotton
or rayon, silk
40
2.7kg
40 - 45
1000
Shrink resistant machine washable wool
40
1.4kg
40 - 45
1000
Prewash
G
H
J
Acrylics, acetates and tri-acetate blends of
these fabrics with wool, polyester/wool
blends.
Silk and printed acetate fabrics with colours
not fast at 40˚C
Quickwash for freshening up lightly soiled
items.
WARNING: Not for woollen items.
K
* Maximum spin speed for Models W120FW and W120VW only.
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Optional wash features
BUTTON SELECTION
To select, press the button and the button comes out. To cancel, press again and the button is flush with
the console.
Remember to cancel buttons after use!
ENERGY SAVE
Save money and time on lightly soiled loads.
Lightly soiled loads are washed at the temperature of the incoming household water supply.
● Programme ‘A’ is heated to a reduced temperature of 300C.
● Option NOT available with programme ‘J’.
DEEP RINSE
For large wash loads, wash items for young children and people with sensitive skin.
Increases the water level of the last two rinses on all programmes except programme ‘A’ and the wool programme ‘K’, which
increases automatically.
Automatic wash features
PULSE SPIN (Models W120FW and W120VW only)
Helps reduce wear and tear on your wash items.
Pulse spin is an automatic function where a long steady spin is followed by a 30 second burst at the maximum speed of your
appliance to enable safer, more efficient water extraction.
INTELLIGENT CARE
Your appliance has an inbuilt feature to prevent it spinning with an unbalanced load, avoiding excessive vibration and prolonging
the life of the appliance.
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The Dispenser Drawer
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
The Main Wash Indicator has been preset to dispense powder detergent only. If you wish to dispense liquid detergent see
instructions for ‘Changing the Main Wash Indicator’, next page.
Release
Button
Main Wash
Indicator (set
to dispense
‘Powder’).
Detergent
(Pre-wash)
Detergent
(Main Wash)
Fabric
Conditioner
CHOOSE A SUITABLE DETERGENT
★
Select ‘low suds’ automatic washing powder, designed specifically for automatic washing machines or washer dryers.
★
Follow manufacturer’s dosage recommendations. Do not under dose, you will not achieve a clean wash.
★
You will need up to 50% more detergent in hard water than in soft water areas to obtain the same wash results.
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CHANGING THE MAIN
Dispensing Liquid Detergent
WASH INDICATOR
The Main Wash Indicator has
been fitted, ready to dispense
‘Powder’ detergent only.
Max.– 150ml.
100ml.
50ml.
1
Pull drawer out until it
reaches its stop.
Fig 1
Fig 2
Refer to detergent manufacturer’s instructions for dosage and
pour liquid into the compartment (Fig 1).
Note: The ‘Liquid Detergent’ Main Wash Indicator features 3
lines which represent the dosage of liquid to be used (Fig 2).
We recommend that you do not exceed the maximum limit of
150ml.
Dispensing
WARNING
● Do not dispense
detergent tablets from
the dispenser drawer.
Refer to detergent
manufacturer’s
instructions.
Powder Detergent
2
Press down on button to
release drawer latch,
remove drawer.
To achieve optimum wash
results we recommend that
you use the detergent
manufacturer’s dispensing cup
to dispense no more than 300
ml of powder (Fig 3).
Fig 3
Dispensing Fabric
Conditioner
‘Powder’ indicator
3 Lift
out of slots, rotate and
reposition for ‘Liquid’
ensuring it is secure.
Pour fabric conditioner into
compartment (Fig 4). We
recommend that you do not
exceed the maximum level
indicated.
Fig 4
Using a Dosing Ball
Fig 5
drawer and push
4 Re-locate
firmly back into place.
To obtain claimed energy label
wash performance for a 60°C
cotton wash, dispense powder
detergent in a dosing ball, placed
in an upright position in the
centre of the wash load (Fig 5).
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Care and Cleaning
WARNING
● Do not clean any part of your appliance with abrasive cleaners, scouring agents,
acids, chlorine based bleach or metal polish as they may cause damage.
CLEANING THE
EXTERIOR
REMOVING AND CLEANING THE DISPENSER DRAWER AND
COMPARTMENTS
Note: It is advisable to clean the dispenser drawer regularly.
Use a damp cloth or silicon
polish to clean the exterior
surfaces of the appliance.
CLEANING THE
DOOR BOWL
1
Pull the dispenser drawer
out until it reaches its stop.
2
Press button to release
drawer latch and remove
the dispenser drawer.
Open the door, clean the
internal surface of the door
bowl and the rubber door seal
with a damp soft cloth, dry
thoroughly.
3
Clean and dry all parts of
the dispenser drawer and
internal fixed compartment
thoroughly.
4
Re-locate drawer and push
firmly back into place.
A build up of soap powder
and water hardness residue
may result in water leaking
from the door.
Maintenance wash
If you use liquid detergent regularly or wash at low temperatures, we recommend that you carry out a maintenance wash two
or three times a year.
To avoid build up of greasy deposits and water hardness residue, simply run the machine programme ‘C’ with the usual amount
of detergent, but without any clothes in the drum.
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Regular Checks and Stain Removal
Regular checks
As with any major appliance, there are certain aspects which
require regular attention. Listed below are a number of such key
areas which you should check regularly.Before calling out a
service engineer, ensure that the checks below have been
carried out. Should the service engineer find nothing wrong
with the machine, we regret that we will have to charge for the
service call.
KEY REGULAR CHECK ITEMS
1. Water leaks
1.1 From back of machine
– Are the inlet hoses securely tightened? (see page 3).
– Is the outlet hose correctly and securely positioned?
1.2 From front of machine
– Check that there is no dirt or lint trapped between the
lip of the rubber door seal and the door glass.
– Check that the detergent dispenser is not prevented
from closing tightly due to a build-up of detergent.
Remove and clean (see opposite).
2. Machine vibrating
– Check that the transit bracket has been removed (see
Installation Instructions and back of machine).
– Check that the machine is level.
3. Option buttons
– Check after use that all the option buttons are in the Off
position.
OPTIONAL EXTRAS
Longer fill hoses and drain hose extension kits are available
where it is not possible to move the home plumbing closer to
the machine.
You will need a special adaptor if only a cold water supply is
available. This is available as an optional extra.
These can be obtained from your local retailer or Creda Limited,
see separate spares and service leaflet.
PLUMBING SERVICE
Creda Limited offers a washing machine plumbing-in service for
Creda appliance owners at competitive rates. If you require your
washing machine to be professionally installed please contact
any of the telephone numbers listed on the separate spares and
service leaflet.
Stain Removal
1. Always treat as soon as possible. Rinse in cold water or warm
solution before washing.
2. Never rub a stain,‘pinch out’ as much as you can, using a
clean cloth or paper tissue.
3. Some stains need special treatment.
4. With solvents work from outside towards centre of stain,
holding an absorbent pad underneath the cloth behind the
stain.
5. Do not use amyl acetate on acetate or triacetate.
6. Test for colour fastness before removing stain.
Note: Take great care with poisonous chemicals and flammable
liquids. Only use solvents in a well ventilated place. Keep
chemicals,flammable liquids and solvents out of reach of
children and pets.
Never mix any chemical products.
Carbon paper
Chewing gum
Methylated spirits
Methylated spirits
Absorbent pad method
Absorbent pad method
Glue
Cold water or
amyl acetate
Wash in cold solution
for soluble glues
Grass
Grease/Oil
Ink (biro, felt tip)
Lipstick and face creams
Mildew – white
cottons and linens
Methylated spirits
Proprietary solvent
Methylated spirits
Proprietary solvent
Chlorine bleach
Mildew – all other
white fabrics
Hydrogen peroxide
Sponge with methylated spirits
Absorbent pad method
Absorbent pad method
Absorbent pad method
Soak white cottons and
linens in 1 part bleach
in 100 parts water
Soak other white fabrics in
1 part hydrogen peroxide
20 vol. to 4 parts water
Nail varnish
Paint – emulsion
Amyl acetate
Water
Paint – oil
Turpentine, or
amyl acetate
Hydrogen peroxide
Perspiration
Rust/lron mould
– for all fabrics
Lemon juice
Rust/lron mould for white cottons
and linens)
Shoe polish
Oxalic acid
(very poisonous)
Tar
Glycerine and
proprietary solvent
Proprietary solvent
Absorbent pad method
Sponge immediately with
cold water
Absorbent pad method
Rinse immediately in cold water
and wash. If stain remains soak
in 1 part hydrogen peroxide
20 vol. to 4 parts water and wash
Soak stains in lemon juice and
iron under damp cloth. Repeat
if necessary
Use 1/2 teaspoon of oxalic acid
in 1/2 pint of hot water
Or rub with ice
and pick off by hand
Waterproof glue
should be treated with
amyl acetate using
absorbent pad method
Coloureds cannot be
treated except for
regular washing
Rinse well. There is no
safe home treatment
for coloureds but
regular washing will
reduce marks
Dried stains are
permanent
Colour removed by
perspiration cannot
be restored
Lubricate with glycerine and use
solvent with absorbent pad method
Scrape off surplus, soften with
butter and wipe off, apply solvent
and wash immediately
© REPRODUCED BY KIND PERMISSION OF LEVER BROS. LIMITED
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Something wrong with your appliance
Before calling your nearest Service Office, look at this list, to find a possible solution to your problem.
My appliance will not fill or take in detergent...
★ Is the machine plugged in and switched on?
★ Is the socket OK? Try another appliance in the socket.
★ Is the fuse in the machine plug OK? If not, replace it.
★ Did you check the water supply was flowing before connecting the
hoses to the appliance inlet valves? (see,‘Hot and Cold Fill
Connection’).
★ Are the hoses correctly connected, unkinked and the water supply
taps fully turned on?
★ Have you pressed the On/Off button?
★ Have you closed the door firmly?
It will not pump out the water...
★ Has the drain hose been installed correctly? (see,‘Connect to a
Drainage System’).
★ Is the hose kinked?
★ If you have connected your appliance to a sink waste system
ensure that you have cut out the membrane on the U bend pipe
fitted to the sink and check the unit is not blocked with lint.
The door will not open...
Has the programme finished?
Your appliance has an interlocking door system which cannot be
opened when a programme has been selected, the machine switched
‘ON’ and the indicator light is illuminated.
On completion of a programme the indicator light will take
approximately 1-2 minutes to go out before the door can be opened.
The door release is stuck...
Switch off the mains button, press gently on the door handle to
unlock the latch, pull handle to open the door.
It’s Leaking...
★ Are the fill hoses tightened correctly?
Perhaps the washers are not sealing properly?
★ Is the standpipe blocked?
Or is your household drain blocked?
★ If you cannot clear the blockage you will need to call a plumber.
Steam is coming from the dispenser drawer...
During hot washes the machine is designed to vent steam from the
dispenser drawer during hot washes.
The clothes are not dry enough...
★ Did you use a short spin programme on a non-synthetic load?
★ Did the water pump out? Check your waste plumbing setup.
★ Was the wash load out of balance?
The programme takes a long time...
Some programmes do take a long time.
Other things which can extend programme times include:
★ Low water pressure
★ Low temperature of the incoming hot water
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It makes a noise or vibrates during spin...
Your appliance will make some noise, especially during spin cycles.
Small loads of heavy or bulky items (towels etc) can occasionally cause
out of balance conditions, but the machine will usually sort itself out. If
the noise is excessive you should check the following:
★ Has the transit bracket been removed?
★ Have you removed loose items such as
coins etc... from the pockets as these can rattle about inside the
appliance drum and cause damage.
★ Have you adjusted the feet to stabilise the appliance?
The dispenser drawer will not close properly...
★ Is the drawer clogged with detergent?
Suds are coming from the dispenser drawer...
★ Have you used the correct amount of detergent suitable for
automatic washing machines?
If you have used the wrong type, flush out your appliance by selecting a
rinse programme.
★ Follow instructions on the detergent pack, taking into consideration
load size, soiled loads and water hardness.
There is water in the fabric conditioner compartment...
★ Clean dispenser drawer and compartments.
If your Machine Does Not Spin...
Your machine has detected an unbalanced load and has
finished the programme without completing the spin. Do not
immediately call out a service engineer. Redistribute the washed
clothes by hand and reselect the appropriate spin only
programme.
NOTE: If washing only one item add another to help balance
the load.
Creda Service Cover
THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING CREDA . . .
We appreciate you choosing this quality appliance from
Creda and are sure that it will give you many years of
excellent service.
Now that you’ve chosen Creda, not only have you bought a
first class appliance, you’ve also bought a commitment from
us to look after your appliance. We believe our Creda Care
Service is the best in the business and yet another good
reason you’ll be glad you chose Creda.
Every Creda appliance has been designed and manufactured
to the highest standards. However, in the event of any
problem developing, our trained professional engineers are
just a phone call away with one real objective - to satisfy you
by providing an efficient, effective and courteous service, at a
time convenient to you.
CREDA - your GUARANTEE . . .
The guarantee is subject to the provision(s) that the
appliance:
a) Has been used solely in accordance with the instruction
book.
b) Has been properly connected to a suitable electricity
supply voltage as stated on the rating plate attached to
the equipment.
c) Has not been subjected to misuse or accident or been
modified or repaired by any person other than an
authorised employee or agent of Creda.
d) Has been correctly installed.
e) Has been used solely for domestic purposes and is on
domestic premises. Your guarantee is only applicable in
the U.K. and the Republic of Ireland.
If you suspect a fault with your appliance, to avoid
unnecessary inconvenience and expense please ensure that
the checks detailed on ‘Something wrong with your
appliance” on page 11 have been carried out before
contacting the SERVICE NETWORK.
Should you require service our receptionist will require the
following information:
★ Your post code, name and address, type of appliance,
model number (found on the appliance rating plate or in
the handbook). Guarantee/Contract/Insurance Policy
Details. Date of Purchase, and where you purchased it
from.
EASY PAYMENT METHODS...
You can pay for any of our services offered either by Credit
Card (Visa, MasterCard), Cheque and Debit Card. Or in
installments by Direct Debit provided you include a Creda
Care Plus scheme.
CREDA CARE - HIGH QUALITY
AFTER-SALES SERVICE LEVELS
★ IN GUARANTEE (Year 1)
All appliances carry a FREE fully inclusive 12 months parts
and labour guarantee.
If service under your Year 1 Guarantee is required please have
available evidence of your date of purchase when the
engineer calls.
★ OUT OF GUARANTEE (Years 2-10)
Once an appliance is over 12 months old, and goes out of
guarantee, Creda offer you a very simple choice of service
levels:
CREDA CARE LEVEL 1: No advance fee payable, no
registration necessary.
Should a repair be needed in years 2-10, (i.e. over 12 months
old) your Creda Regional Service Centre will advise you of the
fixed labour charge we will make. Although this charge will
vary according to your location and the type of Creda
appliance you own, it is fixed regardless of the time taken
or the number of visits needed to complete the repair.
The cost of parts where required will be charged additional
to the fixed labour charge, but again this cost will have a
maximum level of which you will be advised by your Regional
Service Centre. The repair itself is fully guaranteed for 12
months.
CREDA CARE LEVEL 2: Annual fee payable all inclusive
cover provided.
You may prefer the peace of mind of an all-inclusive type of
cover: this is provided by our Creda Care Plus Scheme which,
for an annual fee covers the cost of any parts or labour. This
applies on appliances up to 10 years old. To join simply call
UK: 08709 088 088 or Republic of Ireland: 1850 302 200.
For your convenience this fee can be paid in installments by
Direct Debit. Payments can also be made by Credit Card (Visa,
MasterCard), Cheque and Debit Card.
CREDA CARE LEVEL 3: Creda Kitchen Cover
For an extra fee, you can also purchase Kitchen Cover for all
your Creda appliances provided they are under 10 years old.
To join simply call UK: 08709 088 088 or Republic of
Ireland: 1850 302 200 and register.
CREDA EASY ACCESS REPAIR SERVICE
One number - 08709 066 066 connects you
automatically to your U.K. Regional Service Centre to arrange
for your local engineers to call. Office opens
7 days a week, 364 days a year, Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm,
Saturday 8am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 6pm.
For the Republic of Ireland call 1850 302 200, Monday Friday 8am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9.00am - 12.30pm.
This is the largest appliance manufacturer service team in
Europe. Trained specialists covering all our appliances (and
directly employed by us).
If contacted before 10am, we try to offer a service call the
same day where required or the next working day. (Monday
to Friday). On request, your service call can be the first or last
of the day with am or pm timings always available. We can
also cater to meet your specific needs ie. avoiding school
hours whenever we can.
A chargeable service is offered on the basis of payment on
completion to our service engineer, who will issue
a receipt.
Creda Service Engineers drive recognisable vans, wear
uniforms and carry identity cards.
Creda Service Engineers will only fit genuine Creda parts.
CREDA ANSWER CENTRE
Information and advice regarding specific appliance features
and pricing on any Creda appliance, before or after purchase.
From anywhere in the U.K., telephone
08701 54 64 74 from 8.45am - 5.30pm, Monday - Friday.
CREDA PARTS AND ACCESSORIES NATIONAL MAIL ORDER
HOTLINE
The Spare Parts Mail Order Hotline enables you to order parts
directly from the manufacturer over the phone. A wide range
of parts and accessories are available for your Creda
appliance.
Telephone: 08709 077 077 Fax: 08709 076 076
Republic of Ireland Parts Telephone: 01 842 6836
Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday 8.30am - 12
noon.
Ring quoting your appliance model number and we will help
you get the right parts.National Warehouse comprehensively
stocked over 33,000 parts lines.Parts stocked for all
models.Parts carried for all appliances up to 10 years old, (15
on Creda Heating appliances). Optional
24 hour express courier service. (Additional charge).
CARE FOR THE DISABLED
We offer a range of accessories which enable our blind
arthritic or disabled customers to use most of our appliances.
Simply call 08709 077 077 and provide the model number
details.
All the above are offered as an extra benefit and do not affect
your statutory rights.
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Key Contacts
Service
UK: 08709 066 066
Republic of Ireland: 1850 302 200
Genuine Spares & Accessories
Mail Order Hotline
UK: 08709 077 077
Republic of Ireland: (01) 842 68 36
Extended Warranty
To join: UK 08709 088 088
Republic of Ireland: 1850 502 200
For more information on our exciting product range ring
Creda Answer Centre 08701 54 64 74
General Domestic Appliances Limited
Morley Way, Peterborough, PE2 9JB.
Web.http:/www.creda.co.uk
In line with our continuing policy of research and development, and in the interests of everyone, we reserve the right to amend model
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