Ariston AQUALTIS AQ9D 49 U H Technical data

Instructions for
installation and use
WASHING MACHINE
Contents
EN
Installation, 2-3
EN
English,1
Unpacking and levelling
Connecting the electricity and water supplies
Technical data
Description of the machine, 4-5
Touch control panel
Running a wash cycle, 6
Wash cycles and options, 7
Table of wash cycles
Wash options
Detergents and laundry, 8
AQUALTIS
AQ9D 49 U H
Detergent
Preparing the laundry
Washing recommendations
Precautions and advice, 9
General safety
Load balancing system
Disposal
Opening the porthole door manually
Care and maintenance, 10
Cutting off the water and electricity supplies
Cleaning the machine
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer
Caring for your appliance drum
Cleaning the pump
Checking the water inlet hose
Trouble shooting, 11
Assistance, 12
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Installation
EN
This instruction manual should be kept in a safe place
for future reference. If the washing machine 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.
Read these instructions carefully: they contain vital
information relating to the safe installation and operation
of the appliance.
Inside the pack containing this manual, you will also
find the guarantee and all the details necessary for
installation.
Levelling
1. Place the washing machine on a flat sturdy floor,
without resting it up against walls or cabinets.
2. If the floor is uneven,
the front feet of the
machine may be adjusted
until it reaches a horizontal
position (the angle of
inclination must not
exceed 2 degrees).
Unpacking and levelling
Unpacking
1. Once you have removed all the packaging from the
washing machine, make sure it has not been damaged
during transportation.
If it has been damaged, contact the retailer and do not
proceed any further with the installation process.
2. Remove the 4
protective screws (used
during transportation) and
the corresponding spacer,
located on the rear part of
the appliance (see figure).
Unlocking the chest
To remove the bracket that locks the chest in place and
supports the tub during transportation, remove the
"central" screws, then hold it firmly as you push it
backwards and take it out; loosen the 4 "side" screws
and remove the metal strip.
After you have completed this process fit the plastic toekick supplied (in the "chest"), making sure that the
hooks have been positioned in the holes provided before
pushing it towards the machine.
For more detailed information please refer to the
guidelines provided inside the "chest".
If the appliance is levelled correctly, it will be more
stable and much less likely to cause vibrations and noise
while it is operating, particularly during the spin cycle.
If it is placed on carpet or a rug, adjust the feet in such
a way as to allow a sufficient ventilation space
underneath the washing machine.
Connecting the electricity and water
supplies
Connecting the water inlet hose
Before connecting the inlet hose to the water supply,
run the water until it is perfectly clear.
1. Connect the inlet hose
to the machine by
screwing it onto the cold
water inlet of the
appliance, which is
situated on the top righthand side of the rear part
of the appliance (see
figure).
2. Connect the inlet hose
by screwing it to a cold
water tab using a 3/4 gas
threaded connection (see
figure).
Packaging materials should not be used as toys by
children.
3. Make sure that the hose is not folded over or bent.
The water pressure at the tap must fall within the values
indicated in the Technical data table (see next page).
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If the inlet hose is not long enough, contact a
specialised shop or an authorised technician.
Once the machine has been installed, the electricity
socket should be easily accessible.
Never use second-hand or old inlet hoses; use the
products supplied with the machine.
Avoid using any extension cord or multiple socket outlet.
Connecting the drain hose
extension set or electrical portable outlet device, the
cord extension set or electrical portable outlet device
must be positioned so that it is not subject to splashing
or ingress of moisture.
65 - 100 cm
Connect the drain hose to
drain duct piping or a wall
drain located between 65
and 100 cm above the
floor, making sure it is not
bent at all.
EN
CAUTION: if this appliance is supplied from a cord
The cable should not be bent or compressed.
The cable should be replaced only by authorised
technicians.
If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer, its service agent or similarly qualified
persons in order to avoid a hazard.
Alternatively, rest the drain
hose on the side of a
washbasin or bathtub,
fastening the duct
supplied to the tap (see
figure).
The free end of the hose
should not be underwater.
We advise against the use of hose extensions; if it is
absolutely necessary, the extension must have the same
diameter as the original hose and must not exceed 150
cm in length.
Electrical connections
Before inserting the plug into the electrical socket, make
sure that:
• the socket is earthed and complies with current regulations;
• the socket can withstand the maximum load of the
appliance, which is indicated in the Technical data
table (see opposite);
• the power supply voltage falls within the values
indicated in the Technical data table (see opposite);
• the socket is compatible with the plug of the
appliance. If this is not the case, either the socket or
the plug must be replaced.
The machine must not be installed outdoors, even in
covered areas. It is extremely dangerous to leave the
appliance exposed to rain, storms and other weather
conditions.
Warning! The company shall not be held responsible in
the event that these regulations are not respected.
Technical data
Model
AQ9D 49 U H
Dimensions
width 59,5 cm
height 105 cm
depth 64,5 cm
Capacity
from 1 to 8,5 kg
Electrical
connections
please refer to the technical data
plate fixed to the machine
Water connections
maximum pressure 1 MPa (10 bar)
minimum pressure 0.05 MPa (0.5 bar)
drum capacity 62 litres
Spin speed
up to 1400 rotations per minute
Energy rated
programmes
according to
AS/NZS 2040.2
Program Cotton
; temperature 60°C,
1400 rpm, using a load of 8,5 kg.
This appliance conforms to the
following EC Directives:
- 2004/108/EC (Electromagnetic
Compatibility)
- 2006/95/EC (Low Voltage)
- 2002/96/EC
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Description of the machine
CONTROL
PANEL
EN
PORTHOLE DOOR
PORTHOLE DOOR
HANDLE
CHEST
ADJUSTABLE FEET
PORTHOLE DOOR
CHEST
Always use the handle to
open the porthole door (see
figure).
Used to hold the soiled
laundry. To open it, pull it
outwards (see figure).
1. pre-wash compartment:
use powder detergent.
2. main wash compartment:
1
use powder or liquid
detergent. If using the latter
2
type of detergent, we
recommend it is poured into
the drawer immediately
before you start the washing
machine.
washing additives compartment: for fabric softener or
liquid additives. We recommend that the maximum level
indicated by the grille is not exceeded, and that
concentrated fabric softeners are diluted.
TOUCH CONTROL PANEL
To adjust the settings, gently
press the icon inside the
sensitive (touch control) area
as illustrated in the figure.
DETERGENT DISPENSER DRAWER
The detergent dispenser
drawer is located inside the
machine and can be
accessed by opening the
door.
For more information on
detergent measures, please
refer to the chapter entitled
“Detergents and laundry”.
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Standby mode
This washing machine, in compliance with new energy
saving regulations, is fitted with an automatic standby
system which is enabled after about 30 minutes if no
button briefly
activity is detected. Press the ON-OFF
and wait for the machine to start up again.
Touch control panel
START/PAUSEbutton
SPIN
WASH CYCLE
SELECTOR knob
button
M2 M1
TEMPERATURE
button
with indicator light
ECO
indicator light
EN
WASH
CYCLE
PHASE
icons
DISPLAY
Button withON/OFF
indicator light
M3
OPTION
buttons
Button with ON/OFF indicator light: press this briefly to switch
the machine on or off. The green indicator light indicates that the
machine is switched on. To switch off the washing machine during
the wash cycle, press and hold the button for approximately 3
seconds; if the button is pressed briefly or accidentally the machine
will not switch off. If the machine is switched off during a wash
cycle, this wash cycle will be cancelled.
WASH CYCLE SELECTOR knob: may be turned in either
direction. To select the most suitable wash cycle, please refer
to the “Table of wash cycles”.
The knob will not move during the wash cycle.
M1-M2-M3 buttons: press and hold one of the buttons to
store a cycle with your own set preferences in the memory of
the machine. To recall a previously-stored cycle, press the
corresponding button.
button: press to modify or exclude the
TEMPERATURE
temperature setting; the value selected will appear on the
display above (see “Running a wash cycle”).
SPIN CYCLE
button: press to modify or exclude the spin
cycle; the value selected will appear on the display above (see
“Running a wash cycle”).
button: press to set a delayed start for
DELAYED START
the selected wash cycle; the set delay time will appear on the
display above (see “Running a wash cycle”).
OPTION buttons: press to select the available options. The
indicator light corresponding to the selected option will remain
lit (see “Running a wash cycle”).
WASH CYCLE PHASE icons: these illuminate to indicate the
– Rinse
– Spin
–
progress of the wash cycle (Wash
lights up when the cycle is complete.
Drain ). The text
START/PAUSE button with indicator light: when the green
indicator light flashes slowly, press the button to start a wash
cycle. Once the cycle has begun the indicator light will remain
lit in a fixed manner. To pause the wash cycle, press the button
again; the indicator light will flash in an orange colour. If the
DELAYED START
button
CONTROL PANEL
LOCK button with
indicator light
DOOR LOCKED indicator light
indicator light is switched off, the door may
“Door locked”
be opened. To start the wash cycle from the point at which it
was interrupted, press the button again.
indicator light: indicates that the
DOOR LOCKED
porthole door is locked. To open the door, pause the wash
cycle (see “Running a wash cycle”).
button with indicator light: to
CONTROL PANEL LOCK
activate or deactivate the control panel lock, press and hold
the button for approximately 2 seconds. when the indicator
light is illuminated, the control panel is locked. This means it is
possible to prevent wash cycles from being modified
accidentally, especially where there are children in the home.
ECO indicator light: the
icon lights up when, after altering the
washing parameters, an energy saving of at least 10% is made.
Furthermore, before the machine enters “Standby” mode, the
icon will light up for a few seconds; when the machine is switched
off the estimated energy saving will be around the 80% mark.
CHANGE LANGUAGE
The first time the machine is switched on, the first language
will flash on the display. The " ", "OK" and "V" symbols will
appear on the display, in line with the 3 buttons on the righthand side. The languages change automatically every 3";
alternatively, they can be changed by pressing the buttons next
to the " " and "V" symbols. Use the "OK" button to confirm the
language, which will be set after 2". If no buttons are pressed,
the automatic language change will begin again after 30".
The language may only be changed while the machine is
switched off.
+spin
+delayed start
Press and hold the temperature
buttons for 5''; a short beep sounds and the set language
flashes on the display. Press the buttons next to the " " and
"V" symbols to change the language. Use the button next to
the "OK" symbol to confirm the language, which will be set
after 2". If no buttons are pressed, the language set previously
will be displayed after 30". Switch on the machine.
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Running a wash cycle
EN
WARNING: before you use the washing machine for
the first time, run a wash cycle with detergent and no
laundry, using the 90° cottons cycle without pre-wash.
1. SWITCH THE MACHINE ON. Press the
button.
All the indicator lights will illuminate for 1 second and
the text AQUALTIS will appear on the display; the
indicator light corresponding to the
button will then
remain lit in a constant manner and the START/
PAUSE indicator light will flash.
2. SELECT THE PROGRAMME. Turn the
PROGRAMME KNOB left or right, until the required
programme has been selected; the name of the
programme will appear on the display. A temperature
and spin speed is set for each programme; these may
be adjusted. The cycle duration will also appear on
the display.
3. LOAD THE LAUNDRY. Open the porthole door.
Load the laundry, making sure you do not exceed the
maximum load value indicated in the table of wash
cycles on the following page.
4. MEASURE OUT THE DETERGENT. Pull out the
detergent dispenser drawer and pour the detergent
into the relevant compartments as described in
“Description of the machine”.
5. CLOSE THE PORTHOLE DOOR.
6. CUSTOMISE THE WASH CYCLE. Use the
relevant buttons on the control panel:
Modify the temperature and/or spin
speed.
The machine automatically displays the maximum
temperature and spin speed values set for the
selected cycle, or the most recently-used settings if
they are compatible with the selected cycle. The
temperature can be decreased by pressing the
button, until the cold wash “OFF” setting is reached.
The spin speed may be progressively reduced by
pressing the
button, until it is completely excluded
“OFF”. If these buttons are pressed again, the
maximum values are restored.
Exception: if the “Cottons” programme is selected,
the temperature can be increased up to a value of
90°C.
Setting a delayed start.
To set a delayed start for the selected cycle, press
the corresponding button repeatedly until the required
delay period has been reached. During the setting
procedure, the delay period and the text "Starts in:"
will be displayed, along with the flashing
symbol.
After the delayed start has been set, the
symbol
will remain fixed on the display, which will also indicate
the duration of the selected cycle with the text "Ends
in:" and the cycle duration. Press the DELAYED
START button just once to display the delay time set
previously.
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After the countdown has begun, the display will show
the text "Starts in:" and the delay period. Once the
set delay time has elapsed, the machine will begin its
cycle and the display will show "Ends in:" and the
time remaining until the end of the cycle.
To remove the delayed start option, press the button
until the display shows the text OFF; the
symbol
will disappear.
Modify the cycle settings.
• Press the button to activate the option; the name
of the option will then appear on the display and
the corresponding indicator light will illuminate.
• Press the button again to deactivate the option;
the name of the option will then appear on the
display followed by the text OFF, and the
corresponding indicator light will switch off.
If the selected option is not compatible with the
selected wash cycle, this incompatibility will be
signalled by the flashing of the indicator light and a
sound alert (3 beeps); the option will not be activated.
If the selected option is not compatible with another
option that has been selected previously, the indicator
light corresponding to the first option selected will flash
and only the second option will be activated; the
indicator light corresponding to the button will remain
lit in a constant manner.
The options may affect the recommended load value
and/or the duration of the cycle.
7. START THE PROGRAMME. Press the START/
PAUSE button. The corresponding indicator light
remains lit in a fixed manner and the porthole door
locks (the
DOOR LOCKED indicator light
illuminates). The icons corresponding to the wash
cycle phases will light up during the cycle to indicate
which phase is currently in progress.
To change a wash cycle once it has already started,
pause the washing machine by pressing the START/
PAUSE button; then select the desired cycle and
press the START/PAUSE button again.
To open the door during a wash cycle, press the
START/PAUSE button; if the DOOR LOCKED
indicator light is switched off you may open the door.
Press the START/PAUSE button again to restart the
wash cycle from the point at which it was interrupted.
8. THE END OF THE WASH CYCLE. This is indicated
by the illuminated text END. The porthole door may
be opened immediately. If the START/PAUSE indicator
light is flashing, press the button to end the cycle.
Open the door, unload the laundry and switch off the
machine.
If you wish to cancel a cycle which has already begun,
press and hold the
button until the cycle stops and
the machine switches off.
Wash cycles and options
Table of wash cycles
Icon Description of the wash cycle
Cotton (1): normally soiled whites and resistant colours.
Cotton: whites and delicate colours.
Coloured Cotton
Max.
temp.
(°C)
Max.
speed
(rpm)
90°
1400
l
l
l
8,5
1400
-
l
l
8,5
60°
(Max. 90°)
40°
40°
Detergent Detergent
for prewash for wash
Fabric
softener
Max.
load
(kg)
1400
-
l
l
8,5
1400
-
l
l
8,5
Shirts
40°
600
-
l
l
2
Jeans
40°
800
-
l
l
4
Special programmes
Baby: heavily soiled delicate colours
40°
800
-
l
l
4
Durable Synthetics
60°
800
-
l
l
4
* Steam Refresh (see next page)
-
-
-
-
-
1,5
"Bed & Bath" for bedlinen and towels.
60°
1400
-
l
l
8,5
Duvets: for down-stuffed garments.
30°
1200
-
l
l
3,5
Silk: for garments in silk and viscose, lingerie.
30°
0
-
l
l
2
Wool: for wool, cashmere, etc.
Mix 30': to refresh lightly soiled garments quickly (not suitable
for wool, silk and clothes which require washing by hand)
Partials wash cycles
40°
600
-
l
l
2
30°
800
-
l
l
3,5
Rinse
-
1400
-
-
l
8,5
Spin
-
1400
-
-
-
8,5
Drain
-
0
-
-
-
8,5
Cycle
duration
(*) The duration of the wash cycles can be checked
on the display.
Cottons wash cycles
Cotton with pre-wash
(Add detergent to the relevant compartment).
EN
Detergent and additives
(*) Note: 10 minutes after the START, the machine will recalculate the time remaining until the end of the wash cycle on the basis of the load inside it; this
value will then be shown on the display.
For all Test Institutes:
1) Test wash cycle in compliance with regulation AS/NZS 2040.2: set wash Program Cotton with a temperature of 60°C at 1400 rpm and using a load of 8,5 kg.
Wash options
Steam Hygiene
This option enhances washing performance by
generating steam during the wash cycle that eliminates
any bacteria from fibres while treating them at the same
time. Place the laundry in the drum, choose a
compatible programme and select option " ".
The steam generated during washing machine
operation may cause the porthole door to become hazy.
,
(90°C),
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It cannot be used in conjunction with
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Easy Iron
By selecting this option, the wash and spin cycles will be
modified in order to reduce the formation of creases.
At the end of the cycle the washing machine
drum will rotate slowly; the “Easy Iron” and START/
PAUSE indicator lights will flash. To end the cycle press
the START/PAUSE button or the “Easy Iron” button.
wash cycle, the machine will end the
For the Silk
cycle while the laundry is soaking and the “Easy
Iron” indicator light will flash. To drain the water so that
the laundry may be removed, press the START/PAUSE
button or the “Easy Iron” button.
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It cannot be used in conjunction with
Time Saver
If you select this option, the wash cycle duration will be
reduced by 30%-50%, depending on the selected cycle,
thereby guaranteeing simultaneous water and energy
saving. Use this cycle for lightly soiled garments.
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It cannot be used in conjunction with
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Extra rinse
By selecting this option, the efficiency of the rinse is
increased and optimal residual detergent removal is
guaranteed. It is particularly useful for skin which is
sensitive to detergents. We recommend this option is
used with a full load of washing, or when a large amount
of detergent is required.
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It cannot be used in conjunction with
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Detergents and laundry
EN
Detergent
The type and quantity of detergent required depend on the
type of fabric you are washing (cotton, wool, silk, etc.), as well
as its colour, the washing temperature, the level of soiling and
the hardness of the water in the area. Measuring out the
detergent carefully will avoid wastage and help to protect the
environment: although they are biodegradable, detergents still
contain ingredients which alter the balance of nature.
We recommend the following:
• use powder detergents for white cotton garments and
pre-washing.
• use liquid detergents for delicate cotton garments and
for all low-temperature wash cycles.
• use gentle liquid detergents for wool and silk garments.
The detergent should be poured into the relevant
compartment - or the dispenser placed directly inside
the drum - before the wash cycle begins. In the latter
case, it will not be possible to select the Cottons with
pre-wash cycle.
Do not use hand washing detergents because these
create too much foam.
Preparing the laundry
• Shake out the garments before loading them into the
machine.
• Divide the laundry according fabric type (symbol on the
washing instruction label) and colour, making sure you
separate the coloured garments from the white ones;
• Empty all pockets and check the buttons;
• Do not exceed the values listed in the “Table of wash
cycles”, which refer to the weight of the laundry when dry.
How much does your laundry weigh?
1 sheet
1 pillowcase
1 tablecloth
1 bathrobe
1 towel
1 pair of jeans
1 shirt
400-500 g
150-200 g
400-500 g
900-1200 g
150-250 g
400-500 g
150-200 g
Shirts: use the special “Shirts”
wash cycle to wash
shirts in different fabrics and colours to guarantee they
receive the best possible care.
Jeans: use the special “Jeans”
wash cycle for all
denim garments; turn inside out before washing and use
a liquid detergent.
Baby: use the special “Baby”
wash cycle to remove
the remove the soiling typically caused by babies, while
removing all traces of detergent from nappies in order to
prevent the delicate skin of babies from suffering allergic
reactions. The cycle has been designed to reduce the
amount of bacteria by using a greater quantity of water
and optimising the effect of special disinfecting additives
added to the detergent. At the end of the wash cycle,
the machine will slowly rotate the drum; to end the cycle
press the START/PAUSE button.
Silk: use the special “Silk”
wash cycle to wash all silk
garments. We recommend the use of special detergent
which has been designed to wash delicate clothes.
Curtains: use the “Silk”
wash cycle. These should
be folded and placed inside the bag provided.
Wool: Ariston is the only washing machine brand to
have been awarded the prestigious Woolmark Platinum
Care endorsement (M.0508) by the Woolmark Company,
which means that all woollen garments may be washed
in the washing machine, even those which state “hand
wash only”
on the label. The “Wool” wash cycle can
be used to wash all woollen garments in the washing
machine while guaranteeing optimum performance.
Duvets: to wash double or single duvets (the weight of
which should not exceed 3,5 kg), cushions or clothes
padded with goose down such as puffa jackets, use the
special “Duvets”
wash cycle. We recommend that
duvets are placed in the drum with their edges folded
inwards (see figure) and that no more than ¾ of the total
volume of the drum is used. To achieve the best results,
we recommend that a liquid detergent is used and
placed inside the detergent dispenser drawer.
Washing recommendations
* Steam Refresh
This programme refreshes garments by removing bad
odours and relaxing the fibres (1.5 kg, roughly 3 items).
Insert dry items only (that are not dirty) and select
programme "
". The garments will be damp once the
cycle is completed, so we recommend hanging them to
dry. The "
" programme makes ironing easier.
Moreover, with the "Steam Perfume" laundry balls, your
favourite perfume can be added to your laundry. Place a
few drops of perfume on the sponge contained inside
the laundry ball, close it and insert it into the drum
together with the laundry. Then launch the specific
programme "
". At the end of the cycle, garments will
be relaxed and fragrant.
Not recommended for wool or silk garments.
Do not add too much perfume to the sponge in order
to avoid it dripping.
Do not add softeners or detergents.
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Quilts: to wash quilts with a synthetic outer layer, use
the bag provided and set the wash cycle to “Duvets”
.
Bedlinen and towels: use the “Bed & Bath”
cycle
to wash laundry from all over the house; this optimises
fabric softener performance and helps you save time and
energy. We recommend the use of powder detergent.
Stubborn stains: it is wise to treat stubborn stains with
solid soap before washing, and to use the Cottons with
pre-wash cycle.
Precautions and tips
The machine was designed and constructed in
accordance with international safety regulations. The
following information is provided for safety reasons and
must therefore be read carefully.
General safety
• This appliance was designed for domestic use only.
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a
person responsible for their safety. Children should be
supervised to ensure that they do not play with the
appliance.
• Do not touch the machine when barefoot or with wet
or damp hands or feet.
• Do not pull on the power supply cable when
unplugging the appliance from the electricity socket.
Hold the plug and pull.
• Do not touch the drained water as it may reach
extremely high temperatures.
• Never force the porthole door. This could damage the
safety lock mechanism designed to prevent
accidental opening.
• If the appliance breaks down, do not under any
circumstances access the internal mechanisms in an
attempt to repair it yourself.
• Always keep children well away from the appliance
while it is operating.
• If it must be moved, proceed with the help of two or
three people and handle it with the utmost care.
Never try to do this alone, because the appliance is
very heavy.
• Before loading laundry into the washing machine,
make sure the drum is empty.
Load balancing system
Before every spin cycle, to avoid excessive vibrations
before every spin and to distribute the load in a uniform
manner, the drum rotates continuously at a speed which
is slightly greater than the washing rotation speed. If, after
several attempts, the load is not balanced correctly, the
machine spins at a reduced spin speed. If the load is
excessively unbalanced, the washing machine performs
the distribution process instead of spinning. To encourage
improved load distribution and balance, we recommend
small and large garments are mixed in the load.
Bag for quilts, curtains and delicate garments
The Aqualtis washing machine makes it easier for you to
wash even the most valuable and delicate garments in
complete confidence thanks to the special bag which
protects the laundry (this is supplied with the machine).
We recommend that the bag is used every time you
wash quilts and padded items with an outer layer made
using synthetic material.
Disposal
• Disposing of the packaging materials: observe local
regulations so that the packaging may be re-used.
• The European Directive 2002/96/EC 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 cost of re-using and recycling the
materials inside the machine, while preventing
potential damage to the atmosphere and to public
health. The crossed-out dustbin is marked on all
products to remind the owner of their obligations
regarding separated waste collection.
For more information relating to the correct disposal of
household appliances, owners should contact their
local authorities or appliance dealer.
Opening the porthole door manually
In the event that it is not possible to open the porthole
door due to a powercut, and if you wish to remove the
laundry, proceed as follows:
1. remove the plug from the electrical socket.
2. make sure the water level inside the machine is lower
than the door opening; if it is not, remove excess water
using the drain hose, collecting it in a bucket as
indicated in the figure.
3. Remove the covering panel on the front of the
washing machine using a screwdriver (see figure);
4. pull outwards using the tab as indicated in the figure,
until the plastic tie-rod is freed from its stop position; pull
downwards until you hear a “click”, which indicates that
the door is now unlocked.
5. open the door; if this is still not possible repeat the
procedure.
6. reposition the panel, making sure the hooks are
securely in place before you push it onto the appliance.
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EN
Care and maintenance
EN
Cutting off the water and electricity
supplies
• Turn off the water tap after every wash cycle. This will
limit wear on the hydraulic system in the machine and
help to prevent leaks.
To access the pre-chamber:
1. Remove the kick strip
on the front of the machine
using a screwdriver (see
figure);
• Unplug the appliance when cleaning it and during all
maintenance work.
Cleaning the machine
The outer parts and rubber components of the appliance
can be cleaned using a soft cloth soaked in lukewarm
soapy water. Do not use solvents or abrasives.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
drawer
To remove the drawer, press
lever (1) and pull the drawer
outwards (2) (see figure).
Wash it under running
water; this procedure should
be repeated frequently.
1
2
2. position a container so
that it will collect the water
which flows out
(approximately 1.5 l) (see
figure);
3. unscrew the lid by
rotating it in an anticlockwise direction (see
figure);
4. clean the inside thoroughly;
5. screw the lid back on;
6. reposition the panel, making sure the hooks are
securely in place before you push it onto the appliance.
Checking the water inlet hose
Caring for your appliance drum
• Always leave the door ajar to prevent unpleasant
odours from forming.
Cleaning the pump
The washing machine is fitted with a self-cleaning pump
which does not require any maintenance. Sometimes,
small items (such as coins or buttons) may fall into the
protective pre-chamber at the base of the pump.
Make sure the wash cycle has finished and unplug the
appliance.
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Check the inlet hose at least once a year. If there are
any cracks, it should be replaced immediately: during
the wash cycles, water pressure is very strong and a
cracked hose could easily split open.
Trouble shooting
Your washing machine could occasionally fail to work. Before contacting the Technical Assistance Centre
(see “Assistance”), make sure that the problem cannot be not solved easily using the following list.
EN
Problem:
Possible causes / Solutions:
The washing machine does not
switch on.
• The appliance is not plugged into the socket fully, or not enough to make
contact.
• There is no power in the house.
The wash cycle does not start.
•
•
•
•
The door is not closed properly.
The START/PAUSE button has not been pressed.
The water tap has not been opened.
A delayed start has been set.
The washing machine does not fill • The water inlet hose is not connected to the tap.
• The hose is bent.
with water.
•
•
•
•
The water tap has not been opened.
There is no water supply in the house.
The pressure is too low.
The START/PAUSE button has not been pressed.
The washing machine door
remains locked.
• If you have selected the “Baby ” cycle or the “Easy iron
” option, when
the wash cycle has finished the machine will slowly rotate the drum; to end
the cycle press the START/PAUSE button or the “Easy iron
” button. If
you have selected the “Silk ” wash cycle, the machine will end the cycle
while the laundry is soaking; to drain the water so that the laundry may be
removed, press the START/PAUSE button or the “Easy iron
” button.
The machine continuously fills
with water and drains.
• The drain hose is not fitted at a height between 65 and 100 cm from the
floor (see “Installation”).
• The free end of the hose is under water (see “Installation”).
• If the dwelling is on one of the upper floors of a building, there may be
problems relating to water drainage, causing the washing machine to fill
with water and drain continuously. Special anti-draining valves are available
in shops and help to prevent this inconvenience.
• The wall drainage system is not fitted with a breather pipe.
The washing machine does not
drain or spin.
• The wash cycle does not include draining: Some wash cycles require the
drain phase to be started manually (see “Wash cycles and options”).
• The “Easy iron” option is enabled: to complete the wash cycle, press the
START/PAUSE button (“Wash cycles and options”).
• The drain hose is bent (see Installation).
• The drainage duct is clogged.
The machine vibrates a lot during
the spin cycle.
•
•
•
•
The washing machine leaks.
• The water inlet hose is not screwed on properly (see “Installation”).
• The detergent dispenser is blocked (to clean it, see “Care and
maintenance”).
• The drain hose is not fixed in place properly (see “Installation”).
The icons corresponding to the
“Phase in progress” flash rapidly
at the same time as the ON/OFF
indicator light.
• Switch off the machine and unplug it, wait for approximately 1 minute and
then switch it back on again. If the problem persists, contact the Technical
Assistance Service.
There is too much foam.
• The detergent is not suitable for machine washing (it should display the text
“for washing machines” or “hand and machine wash”, or the like).
• Too much detergent was used.
The washing machine door
remains locked.
• Perform the manual unlocking procedure (see “Precautions and tips”).
The
The
The
The
drum was not unlocked correctly during installation (see “Installation”).
machine is not level (see “Installation” ).
machine is trapped between cabinets and walls (see “Installation”).
load is unbalanced (see “Detergents and laundry”).
Note: To exit “Demo mode”, press and hold the two “ON/OFF”
and “START/PAUSE”
buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds.
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Assistance
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Before calling for Assistance:
• Check whether you can solve the problem by yourself (see “Trouble shooting”);
• Restart the wash cycle to check whether the problem has been solved;
• If it has not, contact the Authorised Technical Assistance Service.
If the washing machine has been installed or used incorrectly, you will have to pay for the call-out service.
Always request the assistance of authorised technicians.
Please have the following information to hand:
• the type of problem;
• the appliance model (Mod.);
• the serial number (S/N).
The above information can be found on the data plate located on the appliance itself.
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ARISTON
PRIORITY SERVICE
If you are not copletelly satisfied with your
appliance or require service call:
Australia
Phone: 1300 815 589
New Zealand
Phone: (09) 306 1020
GENUINE ACCESSORIES
& SPARE PARTS
A wide range of genuine accessories are
available for your appliance call:
Australia
Phone: 03 9768 0898
New Zealand
Phone: (09) 306 1020
AUSTRALIA
ARISIT PTY LIMITED
40-44 Mark Anthony Drive, Dandenong South,
VIC 3175, Australia
Fax: Service & Sales (03) 9768 0838
Email: consumer.care@arisit.com
NEW ZEALAND
ARISIT PTY LIMITED
PO Box 68-140 Newton, Auckland
1145, New Zealand
Fax: (09) 302 0077 Email: sales@aristonappliances.co.nz