Instructions for use
WASHING MACHINE
Contents
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English,1
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Installation, 2-3
Unpacking and levelling
Connecting the electricity and water supplies
The first wash cycle
Technical data
Description of the washing machine
and starting a wash cycle, 4-5
Control panel
Indicator lights
Starting a wash cycle
Wash cycles, 6
Table of wash cycles
Personalisation, 7
ARXF 125
Setting the temperature
Setting the spin speed
Functions
Detergents and laundry, 8
Detergent dispenser drawer
Bleach cycle
Preparing the laundry
Garments requiring special care
Load balancing system
Precautions and tips, 9
General safety
Disposal
Opening the porthole door manually
Care and maintenance, 10
Cutting off the water or electricity supply
Cleaning the washing machine
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer
Caring for the door and drum of your appliance
Cleaning the pump
Checking the water inlet hose
Troubleshooting, 11
Service, 12
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Installation
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This instruction manual should be kept in a safe
place for future reference. If the washing machine is
sold, transferred or moved, make sure that the
instruction manual remains with the machine so that
the new owner is able to familiarise himself/herself
with its operation and features.
Levelling the machine correctly will provide it with
stability, help to avoid vibrations and excessive noise
and prevent it from shifting while it is operating. 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.
Read these instructions carefully: they contain vital
information relating to the safe installation and
operation of the appliance.
Connecting the electricity and water
supplies
Unpacking and levelling
Connecting the water inlet hose
Unpacking
1. Remove the washing machine from its packaging.
2. Make sure that the washing machine has not been
damaged during the transportation process. If it has
been damaged, contact the retailer and do not
proceed any further with the installation process.
3. Remove the 4
protective screws (used
during transportation) and
the rubber washer with
the corresponding
spacer, located on the
rear part of the appliance
(see figure).
4. Close off the holes using the plastic plugs provided.
5. Keep all the parts in a safe place: you will need
them again if the washing machine needs to be
moved to another location.
Packaging materials should not be used as toys for
children.
Levelling
1. Install the washing machine on a flat sturdy floor,
without resting it up against walls, furniture cabinets
or anything else.
2. If the floor is not
perfectly level, compensate for any unevenness
by tightening or loosening
the adjustable front feet
(see figure); the angle of
inclination, measured in
relation to the worktop,
must not exceed 2°.
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A
1. Insert seal A into the
end of the inlet hose and
screw the latter onto a
cold water tap with a 3/4
gas threaded opening
(see figure).
Before performing the
connection, allow the
water to run freely until it
is perfectly clear.
2. Connect the inlet hose
to the washing machine
by screwing it onto the
corresponding water inlet
of the appliance, which is
situated on the top righthand side of the rear part
of the appliance (see
figure).
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 details table (see
next page).
If the inlet hose is not long enough, contact a
specialised shop or an authorised technician.
Never use second hand hoses sets. Do not reuse
hose sets from any previously installed washing
machine.
Use the ones supplied with the machine.
Connecting the drain hose
65 - 100 cm
Connect the drain hose,
without bending it, to a
drainage duct or a wall
drain located at a height
between 65 and 100 cm
from the floor;
Avoid using any extension cord or multiple socket
outlet.
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The cable should not be bent or compressed.
CAUTION: If this appliance is supplied from an
extension cord or portable electrical outlet device, the
extension cord set or electrical portable outlet device
must be positioned so that it is not subject to
splashing or contact with moisture.
The power supply cable must only be replaced by
authorised technicians.
alternatively, rest it 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.
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.
Warning! The company shall not be held responsible
in the event that these regulations are not respected.
The first wash cycle
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.
Once the appliance has been installed, and before
you use it for the first time, run a wash cycle with
detergent and no laundry, using the wash cycle 1.
Technical data
Electrical connections
Before plugging the appliance into the electricity
socket, make sure that:
• the socket is earthed and complies with all
applicable laws;
• the socket is able to withstand the maximum power
load of the appliance as 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
washing machine. If this is not the case, replace
the socket or the plug.
The washing 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.
When the washing machine has been installed, the
electricity socket must be within easy reach.
Model
ARXF 125
Dimensions
width 59.5 cm
height 85 cm
depth 53,5 cm
Capacity
from 1 to 7,5 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 52 litres
Spin speed
up to 1200 rotations per minute
Energy rated
programmes
according to
AS/NZS 2040.2
programme 1; temperature 60°C;
using a load of 7,5 kg.
This appliance conforms to the
following EC Directives:
- 89/336/EEC dated 03/05/89
(Electromagnetic Compatibility) and
subsequent modifications
- 2002/96/EC
- 2006/95/EC (Low Voltage)
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Description of the washing machine
and starting a wash cycle
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Control panel
WASH CYCLE PROGRESS
indicator lights
DISPLAY
ON/OFF
DOOR
LOCKED
TEMPERATURE
button with indicator
light
button
indicator light
START/PAUSE
Detergent dispenser drawer
SPIN SPEED
button
WASH CYCLE
FUNCTION
buttons with
indicator lights
button with indicator
light
knob
CHILD LOCK
button with indicator light
Detergent dispenser drawer: used to dispense
detergents and washing additives (see “Detergents
and laundry”).
There is a key which provides a summary of the
available wash cycles inside the detergent dispenser
drawer; this may be consulted at any time.
ON/OFF button with indicator light: switches the
machine on and off.
If the indicator light is illuminated, this indicates that
the machine is switched on.
WASH CYCLE knob: programmes the wash cycles.
During the wash cycle, the knob does not move.
SPIN SPEED button: sets the spin speed or exclude
the spin cycle completely (see “Personalisation”).
TEMPERATURE button: sets the temperature or the
cold wash cycle (see “Personalisation”).
DISPLAY: indicates the time remaining for the
selected wash cycle and, if a delayed start has been
programmed, the time remaining until the start of the
wash cycle.
CHILD LOCK button with indicator light: activates or
deactivates the control panel lock.
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FUNCTION buttons with indicator light: used to
select the available functions. The indicator light
corresponding to the selected function will remain lit.
WASH CYCLE PROGRESS indicator lights: used to
monitor the progress of the wash cycle.
The illuminated indicator light shows which phase is in
progress.
DOOR LOCKED indicator light: indicates whether
the door may be opened or not (see next page).
START/PAUSE button with indicator light: starts or
temporarily interrupts the wash cycles.
N.B. To pause the wash cycle in progress, press this
button; the corresponding indicator light will flash
orange, while the indicator light for the current wash
cycle phase will remain lit in a fixed manner. If the
indicator light is switched off, the
DOOR LOCKED
door may be opened.
To start the wash cycle from the point at which it was
interrupted, press this button again.
Indicator lights
The indicator lights provide important information.
This is what they can tell you:
Wash cycle phase indicator lights
As the WASH CYCLE knob is rotated, the indicator
lights illuminate, indicating the stages which will be
performed by the machine in accordance with the
selected wash cycle.
Once the desired wash cycle has been selected and
has begun, the indicator lights switch on one by one
to indicate which phase of the cycle is currently in
progress.
Temperature indicator light
When a temperature value is selected, the
corresponding indicator light will illuminate.
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Spin indicator light
When a spin value is selected, the corresponding
indicator light will illuminate.
Wash
Rinse
Spin
Pump out
End of wash cycle
Function buttons and corresponding indicator
lights
When a function is selected, the corresponding
indicator light will illuminate.
If the selected function is not compatible with the
programmed wash cycle, the corresponding indicator
light will flash, a sound signal will be emitted and the
function will not be activated.
If a function which is incompatible with another
function selected previously, only the most recent
selection will remain active.
Child lock indicator light
To activate 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.
To deactivate the control panel lock, press and hold
the button for approximately 2 seconds.
Door locked indicator light
If this indicator light is on, the appliance door is locked
to prevent it from being opened accidentally; to avoid
any damage, wait for the indicator light to switch off
before you open the appliance door.
N.B. If the DELAY TIMER function is activated, the door
cannot be opened; pause the machine by pressing the
START/PAUSE button if you wish to open it.
If the START/PAUSE indicator light (orange) flashes
rapidly at the same time as the function indicator
light, this indicates a problem has occurred (see
“Troubleshooting”).
Starting a wash cycle
1. Switch the washing machine on by pressing the ON/OFF button. All indicator lights will switch on for a few
seconds, then they will switch off and the START/PAUSE indicator light will pulse.
2. Load the laundry and close the door.
3. Set the WASH CYCLE knob to the desired programme.
4. Set the washing temperature (see “Personalisation”).
5. Set the spin speed (see “Personalisation”).
6. Measure out the detergent and washing additives (see “Detergents and laundry”).
7. Select the desired functions.
8. Start the wash cycle by pressing the START/PAUSE button and the corresponding indicator light will remain lit
in a fixed manner, in green.
To cancel the set wash cycle, pause the machine by pressing the START/PAUSE button and select a new cycle.
indicator light will switch on. The DOOR LOCKED indicator light will switch
9. At the end of the wash cycle the
off, indicating that the door may be opened. Take out your laundry and leave the appliance door ajar to make
sure the drum dries completely. Switch the washing machine off by pressing the ON/OFF button.
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Wash cycles
Table of wash cycles
Wash cycles
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Max.
temp.
(°C)
Description of the wash cycle
Detergents
Max.
speed
(rpm) Bleach Wash Fabric
softener
Max.
load
(kg)
Cycle
duration
Special cycles
90°
1200
l
l
l
7,5
60°
1200
-
40°
800
-
l
l
7,5
7 Nigt cycle: Lightly soiled delicate colours.
8 Baby cycle: Heavily soiled delicate colours.
l
l
40°
800
-
l
l
2
9 Shirts
10 Silk/Curtains: For garments in silk and viscose, lingerie.
11 Wool: For wool, cashmere, etc.
40°
600
-
l
l
2
4
30°
0
-
l
l
1
40°
600
-
l
l
1,5
60°
1200
l
l
l
7,5
40°
1200
l
l
l
7,5
40°
1200
l
l
l
7,5
Everyday wash cycles (Daily)
White Cotton (1): For normally soiled to heavily soiled whites and resistant
1 colours.
1 White Cotton (2): Heavily soiled whites and delicate colours.
2 Colourfast Cotton (3): Lightly soiled whites and delicate colours.
3 Synthetics: Heavily soiled resistant colours.
60°
800
-
40°
800
-
l
l
l
l
3
3 Synthetics: Lightly soiled resistant colours.
Daily 30': To refresh lightly soiled garments quickly (not suitable for wool,
4 silk and clothes which require washing by hand).
Mix 15': To refresh lightly soiled garments quickly (not suitable for wool,
5 silk and clothes which require washing by hand).
30°
800
-
l
l
3
30°
800
-
l
l
1,5
-
1200
800
-
-
l
l
7,5
3
-
1200
-
-
-
7,5
-
800
-
-
-
3
-
0
-
-
-
7,5
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Partials wash cycles
A Rinse Fast
B Rinse Slow
C Spin Fast
D Spin Slow
E Pump out
The duration of the wash cycles can be checked on the display.
6 Sanitary: Extremely soiled whites.
6 Sanitary: Heavily soiled whites and resistant colours.
The information contained in the table is intended as a guide only.
For all Test Institutes:
1) Test wash cycle in compliance with regulation AS/NZS 2040.2: set wash White Cotton cycle with a temperature of 60°C at
1200rpm.
2) Long wash cycle for cottons: set wash cycle 1 with a temperature of 40°C.
3) Short wash cycle for cottons: set wash cycle 2 with a temperature of 40°C.
Special wash cycles
Sanitary (wash cycle 6). A high-temperature hygienic wash cycle (over 60°C) which requires the use of bleach.
Pour the bleach, the detergent and the additives into the relevant compartments (see paragraph entitled
“Detergent dispenser drawer”).
Night cycle (wash cycle 7). This is a silent cycle which can be run at night, when the electricity prices are lower.
The wash cycle is designed for cottons and synthetics. At the end of the cycle the machine stops while there is
still water in the drum; to spin and drain the laundry press the START/PAUSE button; alternatively the machine will
perform the spin cycle and drain the water automatically after 8 hours.
Baby cycle (wash cycle 8). This wash cycle can be used to remove the soiling typically caused by babies, while
ensuring that all detergent is removed from nappies in order to prevent the delicate skin of babies from suffering
allergies. 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 prevent the formation of creases; to end
the cycle press the START/PAUSE button.
Daily 30’ (wash cycle 4) this wash cycle was designed to wash lightly soiled garments quickly: it lasts just 30
minutes and therefore saves both energy and time. By selecting this wash cycle (4 at 30°C), it is possible to wash
different fabrics together (except for wool and silk items), with a maximum load of 3 kg.
Mix 15’ (wash cycle 5) this wash cycle was designed to wash lightly soiled garments quickly: it lasts just 15
minutes and therefore saves both energy and time. By selecting this wash cycle (5 at 30°C), it is possible to wash
different fabrics together (except for wool and silk items), with a maximum load of 1.5 kg.
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Personalisation
Setting the temperature
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By pressing the TEMPERATURE button to set the wash temperature (see Table of wash cycles).
The temperature may be lowered, or even set to a cold wash ( ).
The washing machine will automatically prevent you from selecting a temperature which is higher than the
maximum value set for each wash cycle.
Setting the spin speed
By pressing the SPIN SPEED button to set the spin speed for the selected wash cycle.
The maximum spin speeds available for each wash cycle are as follows:
Wash cycles
Maximum spin speed
Cottons
1200 rpm
Synthetics
800 rpm
Wool
600 rpm
Silk
drain only
The spin speed may be lowered, or the spin cycle can be excluded altogether by selecting the symbol .
The washing machine will automatically prevent you from selecting a spin speed which is higher than the
maximum speed set for each wash cycle.
Functions
The various wash functions available with this washing machine will help to achieve the desired results, every time.
To activate the functions:
1. Press the button corresponding to the desired function;
2. the function is enabled when the corresponding indicator light is illuminated.
Note: If the indicator light flashes rapidly, this signals that this particular function may not be selected in
conjunction with the selected wash cycle.
Delay timer
To set a delayed start for the selected wash cycle, press the button repeatedly until the desired delay time is
displayed (this may be between 1 hour and 24 hours).
is displayed.
To disable the function press the button until the text
N.B. Once you have pressed the START/PAUSE button, the delay time may only be decreased if you wish to modify it.
This option is enabled with all programmes.
Super Wash
Because a greater quantity of water is used in the initial phase of the cycle, and because of the increased cycle
duration, this function offers a high-performance wash.
This function may not be used in conjunction with wash cycles 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, A, B, C, D, E.
Extra rinse
By selecting this function, the efficiency of the rinse is increased and optimal detergent removal is guaranteed. It is
particularly useful for sensitive skin.
This function may not be used in conjunction with wash cycles 4, 5, C, D, E.
Easy iron
By selecting this function, 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 will perform slow rotations of the drum; the EASY IRON and START/
phase will remain lit in a fixed manner. To end the cycle, press
PAUSE indicator lights will flash (orange) and the
the START/PAUSE button or the EASY IRON button.
For the Silk wash cycle, the machine will end the cycle while the laundry is soaking, the EASY IRON and START/
PAUSE indicator lights will flash (orange) and the RINSE phase will remain lit in a fixed manner. To drain the water
so that the laundry may be removed, press the START/PAUSE button or the EASY IRON button.
This function may not be used in conjunction with wash cycles 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, C, D, E.
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Detergents and laundry
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Detergent dispenser drawer
Good washing results also depend on the correct
dose of detergent: adding too much detergent will not
necessarily result in a more efficient wash, and may in
fact cause build up on the inside of your appliance
and contribute to environmental pollution.
Do not use hand washing detergents because these
create too much foam.
Open the detergent
dispenser drawer and
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pour in the detergent or
washing additive, as
follows.
MAX
1
2
compartment 1: Detergent for the wash cycle
(powder or liquid)
Liquid detergent should only be poured in immediately
prior to the start of the wash cycle.
compartment 2: Additives (fabric softeners, etc.)
The fabric softener should not overflow the grid.
extra compartment 3: Bleach
Bleach cycle
Bleaching may only be performed in conjunction with
wash cycles 1, 2, 6.
Pour the bleach into extra compartment 3; pour the
detergent and softener into the corresponding
compartments, then select one of the
abovementioned wash cycles.
This option is recommended only for very soiled
cotton garments.
Preparing the laundry
• Divide the laundry according to:
- the type of fabric/the symbol on the label.
- the colours: separate coloured garments from
whites
• Empty all garment pockets and check the buttons.
• Do not exceed the listed values, which refer to the
weight of the laundry when dry:
Durable fabrics: max. 7,5 kg
Synthetic fabrics: max. 3 kg
Delicate fabrics: max. 2 kg
Wool: max. 1,5 kg
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How much does your laundry weigh?
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1
1
1
1
sheet 400-500 g
pillow case 150-200 g
tablecloth 400-500 g
bathrobe 900-1200 g
towel 150-250 g
Garments requiring special care
Shirts: use special wash cycle 9 to wash shirts in
various fabrics and colours.
It guarantees maximum care is taken of the garments
and minimises the formation of creases.
Silk: use special wash cycle 10 to wash all silk
garments. We recommend the use of special
detergent which has been designed to wash delicate
clothes.
Curtains: fold curtains and place them in a pillow
case or mesh bag. Use wash cycle 10.
Wool: Ariston is the only washing machine
manufacturer 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. Wash cycle 11 therefore offers
complete peace of mind when washing woollen
garments in the washing machine (max. load 1,5 kg)
and guarantees optimal performance.
Load balancing system
Before every spin cycle, to avoid excessive vibrations
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.
Precautions and tips
This washing 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.
• The washing machine must only be used by adults, in
accordance with the instructions provided in this manual.
• 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.
Old appliances must be collected separately in order
to optimise the recovery and recycling of the
materials they contain and reduce the impact on
human health and the environment. The crossed out
"wheeled bin" symbol on the product reminds you of
your obligation, that when you dispose of the
appliance it must be separately collected.
Consumers should contact their local authority or
retailer for information concerning the correct
disposal of their old appliance.
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:
• Do not open the detergent dispenser drawer while
the machine is in operation.
• 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.
• Children should be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
• The door can become quite hot during the wash cycle.
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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. using a screwdriver,
remove the cover panel on
the lower front part of the
washing machine (see
figure).
• If the appliance has to be moved, work in a group
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.
• Never use old or second hand hose sets. Do not
reuse hose sets from any previously installed washer.
• 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.
Disposal
• Disposing of the packaging materials: observe local
regulations so that the packaging may be re-used.
• The European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment, requires that
old household electrical appliances must not be
disposed of in the normal unsorted municipal waste
stream.
4. pull outwards using the tab as indicated in the
figure, until the plastic tie-rod is freed from its stop
position; pull downwards and open the door at the
same time.
5. reposition the panel, making sure the hooks are
securely in place before you push it onto the appliance.
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Care and maintenance
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Cutting off the water and electricity
supplies
• Turn off the water tap after every wash cycle. This
will limit wear on the hydraulic system inside the
washing machine and help to prevent leaks.
• Unplug the washing machine when cleaning it and
during all maintenance work.
Cleaning the washing 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
Remove the dispenser
by raising it and pulling it
out (see figure).
Wash it under running
water; this operation
should be repeated
frequently.
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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 pre-chamber which protects the
pump, situated in its bottom part.
Make sure the wash cycle has finished and unplug
the appliance.
To access the pre-chamber:
1. using a screwdriver,
remove the cover panel
on the lower front part of
the washing machine
(see figure);
2. unscrew the lid by
rotating it anti-clockwise
(see figure): a little water
may trickle out. This is
perfectly normal;
Caring for the door and drum of your
appliance
• Always leave the porthole door ajar in order to
prevent unpleasant odours from forming.
3. clean the inside thoroughly;
4. screw the lid back on;
5. reposition the panel, making sure the hooks are
securely in place before you push it onto the
appliance.
Checking the water inlet hose
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.
Never use second-hand hoses.
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Troubleshooting
Your washing machine could 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.
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Problem:
Possible causes / Solutions:
If the text “F-05” appears on the
display.
• Drain pump may be blocked, see “cleaning the pump” under “Care and
Maintance” chapter.
• If the problem persist after the above checks have been carried out, shut
off the water tap, unplug the machine and contact assistance.
The washing machine does not
switch on.
• The appliance is not plugged into the socket fully, or is not making contact.
• There is no power in the house.
The wash cycle does not start.
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•
•
•
•
The washing machine door is not closed properly.
The ON/OFF button has not been pressed.
The START/PAUSE button has not been pressed.
The water tap has not been opened.
A delayed start has been set (using the Delay Timer, see “Personalisation”).
The washing machine does not
take in water (the indicator light
for the first wash cycle stage
flashes rapidly).
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•
•
•
•
•
The water inlet hose is not connected to the tap.
The hose is bent.
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
continuously takes in and drains
water.
• 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”).
• The wall drainage system is not fitted with a breather pipe.
If the problem persists even after these checks, turn off the water tap,
switch the appliance off and contact the Assistance Service. 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
avoid this inconvenience.
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.
• The EASY IRON function has been activated: To complete the wash cycle,
press the START/PAUSE button (“Personalisation”).
• The drain hose is bent (see “Installation”).
• The drainage duct is clogged.
The washing machine vibrates a
lot during the spin cycle.
• The drum was not unlocked correctly during installation (see “Installation”).
• The washing machine is not level (see “Installation”).
• The washing machine is trapped between cabinets and walls (see “Installation”).
The washing machine leaks.
• The water inlet hose is not screwed on properly (see “Installation”).
• The detergent dispenser drawer is blocked (for cleaning instructions, see “Care
and maintenance”).
• The drain hose is not fixed properly (see “Installation”).
The START/PAUSE indicator light
(orange) and the function
indicator lights flash rapidly.
• 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.
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Before calling for Assistance:
• Check whether you can solve the problem alone (see “Troubleshooting”);
• Restart the programme to check whether the problem has been solved;
• If this is not the case, contact an authorised Technical Assistance Centre using the telephone number
provided on the guarantee certificate.
GB
Always request the assistance of authorised technicians.
Have the following information to hand:
• the type of problem;
• the appliance model (Mod.);
• the serial number (S/N).
This information can be found on the data plate applied to the rear of the washing machine, and can also
be found on the front of the appliance by opening the door.
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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