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Whirlpool ASL700CX (AUS) User manual
Instruction booklet
English, 1
Important Information, 2-3
Installation, 4
Where to put your dryer
Door reversal instructions
Water drain
Electrical connection
Before you start using your dryer
Dryer description, 5
To open the door
The features
Control panel
Start and programmes, 6-8
Choosing a programme
Table of programmes
The controls
Laundry, 9-10
Sorting your laundry
Wash care labels
Special clothing items
Drying times
Warnings and Suggestions, 11
General safety
Saving energy and respecting the environment
Maintenance and Care, 12
Switching off the electricity
Cleaning the filter after each cycle
Empty the water container after each cycle
Check the drum after each cycle
Cleaning the condenser unit
Cleaning the dryer
Troubleshooting, 13
Service, 14
Spare parts
! Keep this instruction booklet on hand in order to refer to it when necessary. Take it with you when you move, and
should you sell this appliance or pass it on to another party, make sure that this booklet is supplied along with the
dryer so that the new owner may be informed about warnings and suggestions on how the appliance works.
! Read these instructions carefully; the following pages contain important information on installation and suggestions
on how the appliance works.
Important Information
For your Condenser dryer to operate efficiently, you must follow the regular maintenance schedule shown below:
Fluff Filter...
! You MUST clean the fluff filter after EVERY drying
Open the door of your
Pull out the filter (using
the two finger grips).
Clean any fluff deposits
from the filter mesh.
Refit the filter - NEVER
run the dryer without the
filter in position.
! Failure to clean the filter after EVERY drying cycle will affect the drying performance of your machine.
- It will take longer to dry and as a result will use more electricity during drying.
Water Container...
! You MUST empty the water container after EVERY
drying cycle.
Pull the water container
towards you and remove
it fully from the dryer.
Empty all the water
collected in the water
Refit the water container,
ensuring that it is pushed
fully back into position.
! The ‘Empty Water’ light
stays on - To remind you to
empty the water container
at the start and at the
end of each programme.
! Failure to empty the water container will result in:
- The machine will stop heating (so the load may still be wet at the end of the drying cycle).
- The ‘Empty Water’ light will flash to tell you that the water container is full.
Priming the Water Collection System
When your dryer is new, the water container will not collect water until the system is primed... this will take 1 or 2 drying
cycles. Once primed it will collect water during every drying cycle.
Important Information
Condenser Unit...
! You MUST clean the fluff from the condenser EVERY
Open the condenser cover
- hold the handle and
pull towards you.
Remove the condenser by
rotating the 3 clips then
pulling the condenser
towards you.
(There may be some water
in the tubes, this is normal).
Flush the condenser, from
the rear with water, to
remove any fluff deposits.
Refit the condenser unit
- ensure that the unit is
pushed in fully, all 3 clips
are re-secured and the
positiong arrows on the
front of the condenser are
pointing upwards.
Check that:
- The positioning arrows are pointing upwards.
- The 3 clips are re-secured back into their ‘lock’ position.
Rotate 3 clips
! Failure to clean the condenser could cause premature
failure of your dryer.
Where to put your dryer
Water drain
Place your dryer at a distance from gas ranges,
stoves, heaters, or cook tops because flames can
damage the appliance.
Minimum gap 10mm
If you are going to install
the appliance under a work
counter, be sure to leave a
10mm space between the
Minimum gaps
top and any other objects
on or above the machine and
a 15mm space between the
sides and lateral furnishings
or walls. This is to ensure
proper air circulation. Make sure that the back vents
are not obstructed.
If your dryer is installed next to a drain the water can be
plumbed into this drain. This does away with the need to
empty the water container. If the dryer is stacked onto or
installed next to a washing machine it can share the same
drain. The height of the drain must be less than 3' (1m)
from the bottom of the dryer.
Remove the hose from position
shown (see diagram).
Remove hose from
Fit a suitable length of hose to the
new location shown (see diagram).
...fit new hose here.
! Make sure that the hose is not squashed or kinked when
the dryer is in its final location.
When the dryer is in use, there has to be adequate
ventilation. Make sure you put your dryer in an
environment that is not damp and has proper air
circulation throughout. Airflow around the dryer is
essential to condense the water produced during the
washing, the dryer will not operate efficiently in an
enclosed space or cupboard.
! We do not recommend that the dryer is installed in a
cupboard because dangerous levels of heat can build up.
! The appliance must not be installed behind a lockable
door, a sliding door or a door with a hinge on the
opposite side to that of the tumble dryer in such a way
that a full opening of the tumble dryer door is restricted.
! If using the dryer in a small or cold room some
condensation could be experienced.
Door Reversal Instructions
Door catch
Door latch
Electrical connections
Make sure of the following before you insert the plug
into the the electrical socket:
The socket must be grounded.
The socket must be able to sustain the machines
maximum power, which is indicated on the rating
label (see Dryer Description).
Power voltage must be within the values indicated
on the rating label (see Dryer Description).
The socket must be compatible with the dryers plug.
Should this not be the case, replace the plug or the
! The dryer must not be installed outdoors, even if the
space is sheltered. It can be very dangerous if it is
exposed to rain or storms.
! Once installed, the dryers electrical wire and plug
must be within easy reach.
! Do not use extension cords.
! The power cord must not be bent or squashed.
! The power cord supplied should be checked
periodically and replaced by a cord specially prepared
for this dryer and fitted only by authorised technicians
(see Service). New or longer power cords are supplied
at an extra charge by authorised dealers.
! Ensure that any portable outlet or extension lead is
positioned so that it is not subject to any splashing or
ingress of moistures.
! The manufacturer denies any responsibility should any
of these rules not be followed.
! If in doubt about any of the above consult a qualified
The door of your dryer is reversible and can easily be
changed. Exchange diagonally hinge brackets and
blanking plugs. Exchange door latch and catch with their
opposite blanking plates (see diagram above).
Before you start using your dryer
Once you have installed your dryer and before you
use it, clean the inside of the drum to remove any dust
that could have accumulated during transport.
Dryer Description
To open the door
The features
Water container
Press and release the front
panel in position shown
Rating plate
Model &
Condenser unit
(Cover open)
Condenser cover
Condenser cover handle
(Pull to open)
Air intake
Control panel
Drying Guide
The ON/OFF button
: If the dryer is running and
this button is pressed, the dryer stops. Press again,
the dryer restarts.
The Drying Guide allows you to consult a user friendly
table of fabric types and load capacities.
The PROGRAMMES knob sets the programme: rotate
it until the indicator is pointing to the programme you
want to select (see Start and Programmes).
The OPTION buttons/lights select available options for
your selected programme. The lights indicate that the
option has been selected (see Start and Programmes).
The START/PAUSE button/light
starts a selected
programme. When you press this button there will be
one beep and the progress lights will flash to confirm
the action. When a programme is running, holding this
button in pauses the programme and stops the dryer.
The light is green when programme is running, flashing
amber if the programme has been paused or flashing
green if on standby waiting to start a programme (see
Start and Programmes).
Buttons & Lights
Progress or Delay
Button & Light
Clean Condenser
Clean Filter
Empty Water
The Progress or Delay lights show you the status of
the programme, or the delay time when they flash.
During a delayed start the lights flash to show the
delay selected. When (not flashing) they show each
stage of the programme by the corresponding light
turning on (see Start and Programmes).
The Empty Water indicator light signals that the water
container should be emptied. The light will take a few
seconds to go out after replacing the empty water
container, the dryer must be running for this to happen
(see The Controls).
Note: If the water bottle fills the indicator light flashes, the
heat is turned off and your clothes will not dry.
The Clean Filter light gives you a reminder before
every programme that it is essential to clean the filter
every time the dryer is used (see Maintenance and Care).
The Clean Condenser light gives you a reminder that
it is essential to clean the condenser at regular intervals
(see Maintenance and Care).
Start and Programmes
Choosing a programme
1. Plug the dryer into the electrical socket.
2. Sort your laundry according to fabric type (see
3. Open the door and make sure the filter is clean
and in place and the water container is empty
and in place (see Maintenance).
4. Load the machine and make sure items are not in
the way of the door seal. Close the door.
5. If none of the lights are on: Press the ON/OFF
6. Choose a programme by checking the Programmes
Guide (see Programmes) as well as the indications
for each type of fabric (see Laundry).
- Select a programme by rotating the
8. The START/PAUSE light is flashing green:
- press the START/PAUSE
button to begin. The
green light stops flashing.
During the drying programme, you can check on
your laundry and take out items that are dry
while others continue drying. When you close
the door again, press the START/PAUSE button in
order to resume drying.
(When the door is opened the START/PAUSE light
will flash Amber, after the door is closed and the
START/PAUSE button pressed, the START/PAUSE
light will stop flashing and show green.)
9. When the programme is complete. The buzzer
will sound. Open the door, take the laundry out,
clean the filter and replace it. Empty the water
container and replace it (see Maintenance).
If the Post Creasecare option has been selected
and you do not remove the laundry immediately,
the dryer will tumble occasionally for 10 hours or
until you open the door.
10. Unplug the dryer.
7. Set a delay time and other options if necessary.
Easy Iron Programme
‘Easy Iron’ is a short 10 minute programme (8 minutes of heat followed by a 2 minute cool tumble period) which
fluffs the fibres of clothing that have been left in the same position/location for an extended period of time. The
cycle relaxes the fibres and makes them easier to iron and fold.
! ‘Easy Iron’ is not a drying programme and should not be used for wet articles of clothing.
For best results:
1. Do not load more than the maximum capacity.
These numbers refer to the dry weight:
Maximum load
Cotton and Cotton mixtures
2. Unload the dryer immediately after the end of the programme, hang, fold or iron the articles and put
them away in the closet. Should this not be possible repeat the programme.
The ‘Easy Iron’ effect varies from one fabric to the next. It works well on traditional fabrics like Cotton or Cotton
mix, and less well on acrylic fibres and on materials such as Tencel®.
Start and Programmes
! If none of the lights are lit; Press the ON/OFF button
and then select programme.
What it does...
How to set it...
Dries your clothes on High Heat
setting, ready for wearing.
1. Position the PROGRAMMES knob
2. Select any options if required.
3. Press the Start/Pause button
Options available:
Delay Timer
Pre Care
Post Care
Dries your clothes on High Heat
setting, ready for putting away.
1. Position the PROGRAMMES knob
2. Select any options if required.
3. Press the Start/Pause button
Options available:
Delay Timer
Pre Care
Post Care
Dries your clothes on Low Heat
setting, ready for putting away.
1. Position the PROGRAMMES knob
2. Select any options if required.
3. Press the Start/Pause button
Options available:
Delay Timer
Pre Care
Post Care
Extra dry
Cupboard dry
Cupboard dry
Easy Iron
Brief programme (approximately 1. Position the PROGRAMMES knob
10 minutes) that softens fibres of
clothing that is ready for ironing. 2. Press the Start/Pause button
! This is not a drying
programme (see previous
Options available:
Cool Tumble
Timed Drying
Brief programme (approximately 1. Position the PROGRAMMES knob
10 minutes) that cools fibres of
2. Press the Start/Pause button
Options available:
Dries wet clothing that you wish
to dry on Low Heat or small
loads (less than 1kg).
Options available:
High Heat
Delay Timer
Pre Care
Post Care
(160, 140, 120,
100, 80, 70, 60,
50, 40,30 or 20
Can be used with High Heat
option if you prefer to use a
timed programme.
1. Position the PROGRAMMES knob
on the desired time: 160, 140, 120,
100, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30 or 20.
2. Select any options if required.
3. Press the Start/Pause button
Consult ‘suggested drying
times’ (see Laundry).
The last 10 minutes of these
programmes is the Cool
Tumble phase.
Start and Programmes
The Controls
! Warning, if after pressing the Start/Pause button
, the programmes knob position has changed, the
new position will NOT change the programme selected.
To change a selected programme, press the
Start/Pause button
, the light flashes Amber to
indicate the programme is paused. Select the new
programme and any options required, the light will
then flash green. Press the Start/Pause button
again and the new programme will start.
OPTION buttons / lights
These buttons are used to customise the selected
programme to your requirements. Not all options are
available for all programmes (see Start and
Programmes). If an option is not available and you
press the button, the buzzer will beep three times. If
the option is available there will be one beep and the
option light next to the button lights to confirm the
Post Care
When selected, the clothes are occasionally tumbled
after the end of the drying and cool tumble cycles, to
help prevent creases developing should you not be
available to remove the load immediately the programme
is complete. The End light is on during this phase.
Empty Water Light / Container
(If you have plumbed your dryer to a drain this light
can be ignored, as there is no need to empty the water
When this light is on (not flashing) it reminds you to
empty the water container.
If the water container fills during a programme, the
heater turns off and the dryer does a period of Cool
Tumble then the light flashes and the buzzer sounds.
You must empty the water container and restart the
dryer or the clothes will not dry. After re-starting the
dryer, the light will take a few seconds to go out.
To avoid this always empty the water container each
time you use the dryer (see Maintenance).
Progress (Drying, Cool Tumble, End) /
Delay (3hr, 6hr, 9hr) Lights
When the light next to the delay button is on, these lights
flash to indicate the delay time selected. During other
programmes they indicate the progress of the dryer,
each one comes on as the corresponding phase starts.
Delay Timer
The start of some programmes (see Start and
Programmes) can be delayed for up to 9 hours in 3hr
steps. Ensure the water bottle is emptied before setting
a delayed start.
When a delayed start is in progress the light next to the
delay button will be on and the selected delay period
light will flash (after the start button has been pressed).
To set a delayed start, press the Delay Timer button,
and the light next to the button will come on together
with the 3hr delay light. Pressing the button again will
advance the delay setting to 6hr, the 3hr light goes
out and the 6hr light is on. Each time you press the
button the delay setting advances 3 hours, as indicated
by the corresponding light. If the 9hr light is on,
pressing the button again will cancel the delay.
Holding in the On/Off button will also cancel.
Pre Care
When a delayed start and this option have been
selected the clothes are tumbled occasionally during
the delayed period to help prevent creases developing.
High Heat
Available for Timed Drying Programmes. Press this
button and a high heat setting is selected and the light
next to the button comes on. Timed programmes have
a default of low heat, if the light alongside the button is
on then pressing the button selects a low heat setting
and the light goes out.
Door Opening
Opening the door (or pressing the Start/Pause button
) during a programme will stop the dryer and have
the following effects:
● The Start/Pause light flashes Amber.
● During a delay phase the delay will continue to
count down. The Start/Pause button
must be
pressed to resume the delay programme.
One of the delay lights will flash to show the
current delay setting.
● The Start/Pause button
must be pressed to
resume the programme. The progress lights will
change to show the current status and the
Start/Pause light will stop flashing and turn green.
● During the Post Care phase of a drying
programme, the programme will finish. Pressing
the Start/Pause button
will re-start a new
programme at the beginning.
● Changing the programmes knob will select a new
programme and the Start/Pause light will flash
green. You can use this to select the Cool Tumble
to cool the clothes, if you find them
dry enough. Press the Start/Pause button
begin a new programme.
If you have a power cut, switch off the power or
remove the plug. When power is restored, press the
Start/Pause button
and the programme will
Sorting your laundry
Wash Care Labels
Check symbols on clothing labels to make sure
that the articles can be tumble dried.
Sort laundry by fabric type.
Empty pockets and check buttons.
Close zippers and hooks and tie loose belts and
Wring out each item in order to eliminate as much
excess water as possible.
! Do not load dripping wet clothes into the dryer.
Look at the labels on your garments, especially when
tumble drying for the first time. The following symbols
are the most common:
Maximum load size
Do not load more than maximum capacity.
These numbers refer to dry weight:
Natural fibres: 7kg max (15lb)
Synthetic fibres: 3kg max (6.6lb)
May be tumble dried
Do not tumble dry
Tumble dry at high heat setting
Tumble dry at low heat setting
Items not suitable for tumble drying
! DO NOT overload the dryer as this could result in
reduced drying performance.
Typical weights
Note: 1kg = 1000g
(1lb = 16oz)
10 nappies
(1lb 2oz)
(1lb 6oz)
(2lb 3oz)
Household Items
Duvet cover
Large Tablecloth
Small Tablecloth
Tea Towel
Bath Towel
Hand Towel
Double Sheet
Single Sheet
(3lb 5oz)
(2lb 3oz)
(1lb 6oz)
(1lb 6oz)
(1lb 2oz)
Articles that containing rubber or rubber-like
materials or plastic film (pillows, cushions, or PVC
rainwear), any other flammable articles or objects
that contain flammable substances (towels soiled
with hair spray).
Glass fibres (certain types of draperies)
Items which have been dry cleaned
Items with the ITCL Code
(see Special
clothing items). These can be cleaned with special
at-home dry cleaning products. Follow instructions
Large bulky items (quilts, sleeping bags, pillows,
cushions, large bedspreads etc). These expand
when drying and would prevent airflow through
the dryer.
At the end of a drying cycle, cottons could still be
damp if you grouped cottons and synthetics together.
If this happens simply give them an additional short
period of drying.
Note: The last 10 minutes of any time set is the
Cool Tumble, so allow for this when setting the time,
as this period will not dry your laundry.
Special clothing items
Times are approximate and can vary depending
Blankets and Bedspreads: acrylic items (Acilan,
Courtelle, Orion, Dralon) must be dried with special
care on LOW heat setting. Avoid drying for a long
period of time.
Pleated or creased garments: read the manufacturer’s
drying instructions on the garment.
Starched articles: do not dry these with non-starched
items. Make sure that as much of the starch solution is
removed from the load as possible before placing it in
the dryer. Do not over-dry: the starch will become
powdery and leave your clothing limp, which defeats
the purpose of starch.
Amount of water retained in clothes after spin
cycle: towels and delicates retain a lot of water.
Fabrics: items that are the same type of fabric but
different textures and thicknesses may not have
the same drying time.
Quantity of laundry: single items or small loads
may take longer to dry.
Dryness: If you are going to iron some of your
clothes, they can be taken out while still a bit
damp. Others can be left longer if you need them
to be completely dry.
Heat setting.
Drying times
The table below presents APPROXIMATE drying times
in minutes. Weights refer to dry garments:
High (full) Heat
Drying times 800-1000rpm in washing machine
Half Load
1kg 2kg 3kg
30-40 40-55 55-70
Half Load
Full Load
Low (gentle) Heat
Drying times on reduced spin in washing machine
Half Load
Full Load
Bulk: some bulky items can be tumble dried with
care. We suggest that you remove these items
several times, shake them out, and return them to
the dryer until finished.
Full Load
70-80 90-100 100-140140-160
Low (gentle) Heat
Drying times on reduced spin in washing machine
Room temperature: if the room where the dryer is
located is cold, it will take longer for the dryer to
dry your clothes.
! Do not over-dry your clothes.
All fabrics contain a little natural moisture, which
keeps them soft and fluffy.
Warnings and Suggestions
! The appliance has been designed and built
according to international safety standards.
These warnings are given for safety reasons and must
be read carefully.
General safety
This tumble dryer 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.
This tumble dryer has been designed for home,
and not professional use.
Do not touch the appliance while barefoot or with
wet hands or feet.
Unplug the machine by pulling on the plug, not
the cord.
Children must not be in proximity of the dryer when
in use. After using the dryer, turn it off and unplug
it. Keep the door closed to make sure that children
do not use it as a toy.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the dryer.
The appliance must be installed correctly and have
proper ventilation. The air intake at the front of the
dryer and rear vent behind the dryer should never
be obstructed (see Installation).
Never use the dryer on carpeting where the pile height
would prevent air from entering the dryer from the base.
Check to see if the dryer is empty before loading it.
The back of the dryer could become very hot.
Never touch it while in use.
Do not use the dryer unless the filter, water container
and condenser are securely in place (see
Do not overload the dryer (see Laundry for maximum
Do not load items that are dripping wet.
Carefully check all instructions on clothing labels
(see Laundry).
Do not tumble dry rubber, rubber backed articles and
clothes, pillows fitted with foam rubber pads, foam
(latex foam), rubber, plastic, shower caps, waterproof
textiles, nappy pants or liners, polythene or paper.
Do not tumble dry large, very bulky items.
Do not tumble dry acrylic fibres at high temperatures.
Complete each programme with its Cool Tumble
Do not turn off the dryer when there are still warm
items inside.
Clean the filter after each use (see Maintenance).
Empty the water container after each use (see
Clean the condenser unit after regular intervals
(see Maintenance).
Do not allow lint to collect around the dryer.
Never climb on top of the dryer. It could result in
Always follow electrical standards and requirements
(see Installation).
Always buy original spare parts and accessories
(see Service).
To minimise the risk of fire in your tumble dryer,
the following should be observed:
Tumble dry items only if they have been washed
with detergent and water, rinsed and been through
the spin cycle. It is a fire hazard to dry items that
HAVE NOT been washed with water.
Do not dry garments that have been treated with
chemical products.
Do not tumble dry items that have been spotted or
soaked with vegetable or cooking oil, this constitutes
a fire hazard. Oil-affected items can ignite
spontaneously, especially when exposed to heat
sources such as a tumble dryer. The items become
warm, causing an oxidisation reaction with the oil.
Oxidisation creates heat. If the heat cannot escape,
then items become hot enough to catch fire. Piling,
stacking or storing oil-affected items can prevent
heat from escaping and so create a fire hazard.
If it is unavoidable that fabrics that contain
vegetable or cooking oil have been contaminated
by hair care products be placed in a tumble dryer,
they should first be washed with extra detergent this will reduce, but not eliminate the hazard. The
cool tumble phase should be used to reduce the
temperatures of the items. They should not be
removed from the dryer or piled or stacked while hot.
Do not tumble dry items that have previously been
cleaned or washed in, soaked in or spotted with
petrol/gasoline, dry cleaning solvents or other
flammable or explosive substances. Highly flammable
substances commonly used in domestic environments
included cooking oils, acetone, denatured alcohol,
kerosene, spot removers (some brands), turpentine,
waxes and wax removers. Ensure these items have
been washed in hot water with an extra amount of
detergent before being dried in the tumble dryer.
Do not tumble dry items containing foam rubber
(also known as latex foam) or similarly textured rubber
like materials. Foam rubber materials can, when
heated produce fire by spontaneous combustion.
Fabric softener or similar products should not be
used in a tumble dryer to eliminate the effects of
static electricity unless the practice is specifically
recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric
softener or product.
Do not tumble dry undergarments that contain metal
reinforcements. Damage to the tumble dryer can result
if the metal reinforcements come loose during drying.
Do not tumble dry rubber,plastic articles such as
shower caps or babies’ waterproof covers, polythene
or paper.
Do not tumble dry rubber-backed articles, clothes
fitted with foam rubber pads, pillows, galoshes and
rubber-coated tennis shoes.
Remove all objects from pockets, especially
lighters (risk of explosion).
! WARNING: Never stop the dryer before the end of the
drying cycle unless all items are quickly removed and
spread out so that the heat is dissipated.
Disposing of the packaging material: follow local
regulations, so the packaging can be recycled.
Disposal of your old dryer: cut the power cord and
remove the door before disposing of an old dryer.
Saving energy and respecting the environment
Wring out items to eliminate excess water before
tumble drying (if you use a washing machine first,
select a high spin cycle). Doing this will save time
and energy during drying.
Always dry full loads - you save energy: single
items or small loads take longer to dry.
Clean the filter after each use to contain energy
consumption costs (see Maintenance).
Maintenance and Care
Switching off the electricity
Cleaning the drum
! Unplug your dryer when not using it, when cleaning
it and during all maintenance operations.
! Do not use abrasives, steel wool or stainless steel
cleaning agents to clean the drum.
Clean the filter after each cycle
The filter is an important part of your dryer:
it accumulates lint and fluff that is formed while drying.
When finished drying, clean the filter by rinsing it
under running water or with your vacuum cleaner.
Should the filter become clogged up, the airflow inside
the dryer will be seriously compromised: drying times
lengthen and you will consume more energy. It may
also damage your dryer.
The filter is found in front of the dryer trim (see diagram).
Removing the filter:
1. Pull the plastic grip of the filter upwards (see diagram).
2. Clean the filter and replace it correctly.
Ensure the filter is fully located flush into the tumble
dryer trim.
! Do not use the dryer without replacing the filter.
Empty the water container after each
Pull the container out of the dryer and empty it into a
sink or other suitable drain.
Replace the water container securely.
Always check and empty the container before you
start a new drying programme.
Check the drum after each cycle
Turn the drum manually in order to remove small items
(handkerchiefs) that could have been left behind.
Water container
A coloured film may start to appear on the stainless
steel drum, this may be caused by a combination of
water and, or cleaning agents such as fabric conditioner
from the wash. This coloured film will not affect the
dryer performance.
Cleaning the condenser unit
Periodically (every month) remove the condenser unit
and clean any build up of fluff from between the plates
by rinsing it under the tap with cold water.
This should be done with cold water from the rear of
the condenser.
Removing the condenser:
1. Unplug the dryer and open the door.
2. Pull open the condenser cover (see diagram).
Release the three catches by turning 90˚ counterclockwise then pull on the grip and remove from
the dryer.
3. Clean the surface of the seals and replace, making
sure that the catches have been secured.
Cleaning the dryer
External parts in metal or plastic and rubber parts
can be cleaned with a damp cloth.
Periodically (every 6 months) vacuum the front air
intake grille and vents at the rear of the dryer, to
remove any build up of fluff, lint or dust. Also to
remove accumulation of fluff from the front of the
condenser and filter areas, clean occasionally with
a vacuum cleaner.
! Do not use solvents or abrasives.
! Your dryer uses special bearing components which
do not need lubrication.
! Have your dryer checked regularly by authorised
technicians to ensure electrical and mechanical safety
(see Service).
Condenser unit
Condenser cover
Air intake
Condenser unit
One day your dryer seems not to be working. Before you call your Service Centre (see Service), go through the
following troubleshooting suggestions:
Possible causes / Solution:
The tumble dryer won’t start.
Drying cycle will not begin.
Its taking a long time to dry.
Empty water light is flashing
but the dryer has only been
running for a short period.
Empty water light is on and
the water container is not full.
The OPTION lights and the
START/PAUSE light Flash
Programme finishes and
clothes are damper than
The plug is not plugged into the socket, or not making contact.
There has been a power failure.
The fuse has blown. Try to plug another appliance into the socket.
You are using an extension cord? Try to plug the dryer’s power cord
directly into the socket.
The door is not closed securely?
The PROGRAMMES knob has not been set properly (see Start and
The START/PAUSE button has not been pressed (see Start and Programmes).
You have set a delayed time (see Start and Programmes).
The filter has not been cleaned (see Maintenance).
The water container needs emptying? The empty water light is flashing?
(see Maintenance).
The condenser needs cleaning? (see Maintenance).
The temperature setting is not ideal for the type of fabric you are drying
(see Start and Programmes, and see Laundry).
The correct drying time has not been selected for the load (see Laundry).
The air intake grille or rear vents are obstructed (see Installation, and see
The items were too wet (see Laundry).
The dryer was overloaded (see Laundry).
The water container was probably not emptied at the start of the
programme. Do not wait for the empty water signal, always check and
empty the container before starting a new drying programme (see
This is normal, the light flashes when the container is full. If the light is on
but not flashing it is just a reminder to empty the container (see Start and
If the Option lights and the START/PAUSE light flash together with the
Clean Condenser and Cool Tumble lights; Or the START/PAUSE light
flashes together with the Clean Filter, Clean Condenser, Cool Tumble and
END lights on, then:
- Turn off and remove the plug. Clean the filter and the condenser
(see Maintenance). Then replace the plug, turn on and start another
programme. If the same combination of lights still flash contact the
Service Centre (see Service).
If the Option lights and the START/PAUSE light flash with any other
combination of lights on: Note down the lights that are on and contact the
Service Centre (see Service).
! For safety the dryer has a maximum programme time of 3 hours. If an
automatic programme has not sensed the required final moisture in this time
the dryer will complete the programme and stop. Check the above points
and run the programme again, if the results are still damp, contact the
Service Centre (see Service).
Before calling the Service Centre:
Use the troubleshooting guide to see if you can
solve the problem yourself (see Troubleshooting).
If not, turn off the dryer and call the Service Centre
closest to you.
What to tell the Service Centre:
name, address and post code.
telephone number.
the type of problem.
the date of purchase.
the appliance model (Mod.).
the serial number (S/N).
This information can be found on the data label inside
the door of the machine.
Spare Parts
This dryer is a complex machine. Repairing it yourself
or having a non-authorised person try to repair it could
cause harm to one or more persons, could damage
the machine and could invalidate the spare parts
Call an authorised technician if you experience problems
while using the machine.
The spare parts have been designed exclusively for
this appliance and not for other uses.
Contact Information
If you are not completely satisfied
with your appliance or require
service call:
Phone: 1300 815 589
New Zealand
Phone: (09) 306 1020
A wide range of genuine
accessories are available for
your appliance call:
Phone: 03 9768 0888
New Zealand
Phone: (09) 306 1020
40-44 Mark Antony Drive, Dandenong South,
VIC 3175, Australia
Fax: Service & Sales (03) 9768 0838
Email: consumer.care@arisit.com
PO Box 68-140 Newton, Auckland
1145, New Zealand
Fax: (09) 302 0077
Email: sales@aristonappliances.co.nz
This appliance conforms to the following EC Directives:
- 2006/95/EC (Low Voltage Equipment)
- 89/336/EEC, 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC (Electromagnetic Compatibility)
06/2008 - SIMLEX . Four Ashes, Wolverhampton
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