Detailed instructions for use are in the User's Guide.
[. . . ] Instructions for use
WASHING MACHINE Contents
Installation, 2-3-4-5 GB
English, 1 Unpacking and levelling Connecting the electricity and water supplies The first wash cycle Technical data
Description of the washing machine, 6-7
Control panel Display
Running a wash cycle, 8 Wash cycles and options, 9
Table of wash cycles Wash options
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Detergents and laundry, 10
Detergent dispenser drawer Preparing the laundry Special wash cycles Load balancing system
Precautions and tips, 11
General safety Disposal Opening the porthole door manually
Care and maintenance, 12
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, 13-14 Assistance, 15-16
!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. Read these instructions carefully: they contain vital information relating to the safe installation and operation of the appliance.
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. [. . . ] 9
Detergents and laundry
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 pour in the detergent or washing additive, as follows.
!compartment 2: 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 3: Additives (fabric softeners, etc. ) The fabric softener should not overflow the grid.
Preparing the laundry
• Divide the laundry according to: - the type of fabric/the symbol on the label - the colours: separate coloured garments from whites. • Do not exceed the listed values, which refer to the weight of the laundry when dry: Durable fabrics: max. 2 kg
How much does your laundry weigh?
Silk: use special wash cycle 6 to wash all silk garments. We recommend the use of special detergent which has been designed to wash delicate clothes. Jeans: Turn garments inside-out before washing and use a liquid detergent. Express 15’: 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 (8 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. Outwear (wash cycle 10): is studied for washing waterrepellent fabrics and winter jackets (e. g. Gore-Tex, polyester, nylon); for best results, use a liquid detergent and dosage suitable for a half-load; pre-treat necks, cuffs and stains if necessary; do not use softeners or detergents containing softeners. Sport Intensive (programma 11): is for washing heavily soiled sports clothing fabrics (tracksuits, shorts, etc. ); for best results, we recommend not exceeding the maximum load indicated in the “Programme table”. Sport Light (programma 12): is for washing lightly soiled sports clothing fabrics (tracksuits, shorts, etc. ); for best results, we recommend not exceeding the maximum load indicated in the “Programme table”. We recommend using a liquid detergent and dosage suitable for a half-load. Special Shoes (programma 13): is for washing sports shoes; for best results, do not wash more than 2 pairs simultaneously.
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.
1 sheet 400-500 g 1 pillow case 150-200 g 1 tablecloth 400-500 g 1 bathrobe 900-1200 g 1 towel 150-250 g
Special wash cycles
Wool: all wool garments can be washed using programme 5, even those carrying the “hand-wash only” label. For best results, use special detergents and do not exceed 2 kg of laundry.
Precautions and tips
!This washing machine was designed and constructed in accordance with international safety regulations. [. . . ] Not emptying contents from pockets may cause pump or drain blockages, or may damage the machine. Do not wash items which do not have a wash label, or wash items that are not intended as machine washable.
12 Months Parts and Labour Guarantee Your appliance has the benefit of our manufacturer’s guarantee, which covers the cost of breakdown repairs for twelve months from the date of purchase. This gives you the reassurance that if, within that time, your appliance is proven to be defective because of either workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion, either repair or replace the appliance at no cost to you. This guarantee is subject to the following conditions: - - - - - - - The appliance has been installed and operated correctly and in accordance with our operating and maintenance instructions. [. . . ]