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ÖKO-LAVAMAT12700 TURBO ELECTRONIC

The environmentally friendly washer-dryerLalavadora-secadoraecológica Instruction booklet

Instrucciones para el uso

ÖKO_LAVAMAT TURBO

 

F

95

1200

D

 

1000

C

E

 

900

B

60

 

50

 

700

A

40

 

400

 

30

 

30

 

 

 

40

60

 

 

30 40

50

12700

 

40 40

AUS ERFAHRUNG GUT

Dear customer,

Please read these operating instructions carefully and pay particular attention to the safety notes indicated in the first pages. We recommend that you keep this instruction booklet for future reference and pass it on to any future owners.

The warning triangle and/or the key words (Warning!, Caution!) emphasize information that is particularly important for your safety or correct functioning of the appliance.

This symbol guides you, step by step, in the operation of the appliance.

The information marked with this symbol provides additional instructions and practical tips on the use of the appliance.

Tips and information about economical and ecological use of the machine are marked with the clover symbol.

Should any problems arise, this booklet provides instructions on how to solve them by yourself; see section “Something not working?”.

If this information is not sufficient, please contact our nearest SERVICE CENTRE (address and telephone numbers are indicated on the enclosed leaflet).

Printed on recycled paper.

People who think ecologically, act accordingly…

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Contents

 

Safety instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6

Disposal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

8

Tips for environmental protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

8

Main features of your washer-dryer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

9

Description of the appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10

Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

11

Programme selector dial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

11

START/PAUSE button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

12

DELAY START button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

12

DRYING TIME button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13

Programme Option buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13

STAIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13

QUICK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

14

SOAK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13

PREWASH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

13

SPIN SPEED . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

14

RINSE HOLD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

14

Display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

15

Programme progress display. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

16

Cancelling a programme. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

16

Altering a programme which is running . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

16

Opening the door after the programme has started . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

16

Detergent dispenser drawer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

17

Before the first wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Preparing the wash cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Sorting out and preparing the laundry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Weight of laundry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Types of fabric and care labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Detergents and additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Which detergent and additive? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 How much detergent? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Liquid detergent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Adding a water softener (descaling product) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Information on water hardness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

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Contents

Preparing the drying cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Load . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Garments not suitable for drying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Drying symbols on garment labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Duration of the drying cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Modification of the drying time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Fibre residue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Additional drying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

How to dry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Drying only. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

How to wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Load the laundry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Add detergent and additive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Selection of the desired wash programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Selection of the desired options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Selection of the SPIN SPEED or RINSE HOLD option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Selection of the EXTRA RINSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Selection of the DELAY START option . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Starting the programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 At the end of the programme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Automatic washing and drying (NON-STOPprogramme). . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Programme charts: wash and special programmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31

Programme chart: drying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32Consumption data for drying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Cleaning and maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 After each wash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Periodical cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Exterior . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Detergent dispenser drawer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Drain filter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Water inlet filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Emergency emptying out. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Frost precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Something not working? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-40Unsatisfactory washing results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Contents

Technical data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Instructions for installation and electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Safety instructions for the installer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Dimensions of the appliance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Front view and side view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Unpacking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Positioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Levelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Water inlet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Water drainage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Electrical connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Permanent connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

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Safety instructions

The safety of AEG appliances complies with the industry standards and with legal requirements on the safety of appliances. However, as manufacturers, we feel it is our duty to provide the following safety notes.

General safety

Repairs to the machine must be carried out only by qualified personnel. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons could cause serious danger. Contact your local AEG Service Force Centre.

Never start the machine if the electrical supply cable is damaged or the control panel or worktop are so damaged that inner components can be reached.

Unplug the appliance before carrying out any cleaning or maintenance operations.

Never pull the power supply cable to remove the plug from the socket; always take hold of the plug itself.

Never spray the machine with a jet of water. Danger of electric shock!

During high temperature wash programmes and during the drying cycle the door glass may get hot. Do not touch it!

Let the water cool down before carrying out emergency emptying or before opening the door in an emergency.

Small animals can gnaw electric wires and water hoses causing electrocution hazard and damage due to water leaks.

Positioning, connection, starting up

Follow the instructions for positioning and connection.

Carry out a first wash without laundry (COTTONS 60, with half the amount of detergent) in order to remove any manufacturing residue from the tub and the drum.

Should the machine be purchased in winter, when temperatures can be below 0°, leave the appliance for 24 hours at ambient temperature before starting it.

Safety instructions

Child safety

Children are often not aware of how dangerous electrical appliances can be. When the machine is working, children should be carefully supervised and not be allowed to play with the appliance - there is a risk that they could become trapped inside.

The packaging components (e.g. plastic film, polystyrene) can be dangerous to children - danger of suffocation! Keep them out of children’s reach.

Keep all detergents in a safe place out of children’s reach.

Make sure that children or pets do not climb into the drum.

When the appliance is to be scrapped, cut off the electrical supply cable and destroy the plug with the remaining cable. Disable the door catch in order to prevent children from becoming trapped inside while playing.

Proper use

This appliance is designed for domestic use only. If the machine is used for any other purposes or is not used correctly, the manufacturer accepts no responsibility for any damage that might occur.

For safety reasons, the appliance must not be modified.

Use only detergents suitable for washing machines and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

Garments which have been in contact with flammable solvents should not be machine washed.

Do not use your machine for dry cleaning.

Dyes and bleaching agents may only be used if specifically permitted by the manufacturer of these products. We cannot be held responsible for any damage.

Always unplug the appliance and turn off the water tap after use.

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Disposal

Packaging materials

The materials marked with the symbol are recyclable.>PE<=polyethylene

>PS<=polystyrene>PP<=polypropylene

This means that they can be recycled by disposing of them properly in appropriate collection containers.

Machine

Use authorised disposal sites for your old appliance. Help to keep your country tidy!

Tips for environmental protection

To save water, energy and to help protect the environment, we recommend that you follow these tips:

Normally soiled laundry may be washed without prewashing in order to save detergent, water and time (the environment is protected too!).

Use the energy saving programme when washing normally soiled garments.

The machine works more economically if it is fully loaded (for both washing and drying cycles).

When small loads are washed, use only half to two thirds of the recommended amount of detergent.

The machine will consume less energy if the laundry is adequately spun before being dried.

With adequate pre-treatment,stains and limited soiling can be removed; the laundry can then be washed at a lower temperature.

If the water has a medium or high degree of hardness (starting from hardness degree II, see “Detergents and additives”) water softeners must be added.

The amount of detergent can then be adjusted to hardness degree I (= soft).

Main features of your washer-dryer

Programme and temperature setting using the programme selector.

Stain programme for effectively treating stained washing.

Energy saving programme for normally soiled cotton items.

Speed for the final spin can be reduced to 1000, 900, 700 or 400 rpm.

RINSE HOLD: the laundry is left immersed in the final rinse water to prevent creasing.

Delay timer: programme start can be delayed by 1 to 19 hours (e.g. to times with a more economical power rate).

Programme progress display showing the programme steps selected and the programme phase which is running.

Because of its gentle washing action, the special wool cycle washes your garments with extreme care.

The drying programmes will enable you to have dry and soft laundry in a short time.

3-compartment drawer for detergent and fabric softener.

Unbalance detection device: to prevent vibration during spinning.

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Description of the appliance

Front view

Detergent drawer

Control panel

ÖKO_LAVAMAT TURBO

 

F

95

 

1200

 

 

 

1000

C

E

 

900

B

60

 

50

 

700

A

40

 

400

 

30

 

30

 

 

 

40

60

 

 

30 40

50

12700

 

40 40

Door

Drain filter

Adjustable feet

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Description of the appliance

Control panel

B

D

 

 

1200

 

F

 

 

D

95

 

 

1000

 

 

 

C

E

900

 

B

60

 

50

 

 

A

700

 

40

 

 

400

 

 

30

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

60

 

 

30 40

50

 

 

40 40

A

C E F

G

H

A = Option buttons

B= Spin speed button

C= Display

D= START/PAUSE button

E= Delay start button

F= Drying time button

G= Programme progress display

H= Programme selector dial

Programme selector dial

The programme selector determines the type of washing cycle (e.g. water level, drum movement, number of rinses), the washing temperature and enables the required drying pro-

gramme to be selected according to

 

F

 

 

 

the type of laundry.

 

 

D

 

 

95 E

 

 

C

 

 

The selector dial is divided into 5 sec-

 

60

 

B

 

 

50

 

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

 

40

tions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

 

30

 

 

 

 

• Cottons

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Synthetics

 

30

50

 

40

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

40

• Delicates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Woollens

(hand washing)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special programmes A...F

Reset programme O

The selector dial can be turned either clockwise or anticlockwise.

Position E corresponds to the ENERGY SAVING programme at approx. 67°C for normally soiled laundry, extended washing time (cannot be combined with QUICK).

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Description of the appliance

Position at 40°C= Easy to iron.

In this position the laundry is gently washed and spun to avoid any creasing. In this way ironing is easier.

Position = cold wash

START/PAUSE button

This button has three functions:

a) Start

After having selected the required programme, press this button to start the machine. If you have selected the DELAY START option , the machine starts its hourly countdown.

b) Pause

To interrupt a programme which is running, press the START/PAUSE button: the information on the display starts to flash.

To restart the programme from the point at which it was interrupted, press the START/PAUSE button again.

c) Empty out water

At the end of a programme which ends with water in the drum (RINSE HOLD option), press the START/PAUSE button to empty out the water: the machine will empty and spin.

DELAY START button

The wash programme can be delayed from 1 hour up to a maximum of 19 hours.

The button must be pressed after selecting the programme and before pressing the START/PAUSE button.

The figures indicating the delay appear for about 5 seconds in the display. The duration of the selected wash programme is then displayed. After depressing the START/PAUSE button, the machine starts its hourly countdown.

To alter or cancel the preset delay, press the START/PAUSE button, then press the DELAY START button until the required time is displayed or, if you wish to cancel the delay, until the symbol 0 h is displayed.

Then press the START/PAUSE button again.

When the delay is cancelled, the display shows the duration of the wash programme previously selected.

Description of the appliance

DRYING TIME button

If you wish to carry out a timed programme instead of an electronic programme push the button until the drying time you want appears in the display according to the fabrics (cotton or synthetics) you have to dry.

For COTTON you can select a drying time from 10 minutes to 130 minutes. ForSYNTHETICS you can select a time from 10 minutes to 100 minutes.

Programme Option buttons

Depending on the programme, different functions can be combined. These must be selected after choosing the desired programme and before depressing the START/PAUSE button.

When these buttons are pressed, the corresponding pilot lights come on. When they are pressed again, the pilot lights go out.

STAIN

To treat heavily soiled or stained laundry with stain remover (extended main wash with time optimised stain action phase, not selectable for wool or programmes with temperatures lower than 40°C).

This function cannot be used with QUICK, SOAKand PREWASH.

QUICK

By pressing this button the washing time is reduced. For use when washing lightly soiled laundry.

This option is not available with the wool and economy programme andcannot be used with STAIN.

SOAK

The machine performs a soak of about 30 minutes at 30°C. By pressing the DELAY START button the soak time can be prolonged up to 10 hours max. After this time the wash cycle will automatically start.

This function cannot be used with WOOL, PREWASHor STAINprogramme.

The soak programme ends with a short spin in programmes for Cotton and Synthetics, and with emptying of the water without spinning for Delicates.

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Description of the appliance

PREWASH

The machine performs a prewash cycle at 30°C max. The prewash cycle ends with a short spin in programmes for Cotton and Synthetics, and with emptying of the water without spinning for Delicates.

This option is not available with the wool programme andcannot be used with SOAKand STAINS.

For use when washing heavily soiled laundry.

Important: By depressing at the same time buttonsandthe machine will perform an extra rinse (see page 27)

SPIN SPEED

Press this button to reduce the maximum speed of the final speed

1200

proposed by the machine for the selected programme or to select

1000900

option

(RINSE HOLD).

700

The maximum spin speed for cotton is 1200 rpm, for syn-

400

thetics and wool 900 rpm and for delicates 700 rpm.

 

RINSE HOLD

By selecting this option, the last rinse water is not emptied out, to prevent the fabrics from creasing. When the programme has finished, the pilot light (END) on the programme progress display illuminates to indicate that the water must be emptied out.

To empty out water:

press the START/PAUSE button: after emptying, the machine performs the spin cycle required for the type of wash selected;

select the DRAIN programme “C” to empty out the water without spinning.

Warning! The programme selector dial must be turned first to RESET O and then to the DRAIN programme “C”.

If the water is not emptied out, the machine automatically empties itself after 18 hours.

The RINSE HOLD option cannot be selected for the automatic WASHING & DRYING programme.

Description of the appliance

Display

The display shows the following information:

Duration of the selected programme (in minutes), calculated automatically on the basis of the maximum recommended load for each type of fabric.

Selected drying time (max. 130 minutes for cotton, 100 minutes for synthetics).

After the programme has started, the time remaining is updated every minute.

When the programme has finished, a steadily lit zero is displayed.

Delayed start, (19 hours max.) programmed using the special button

. The countdown is updated every hour.

Alarm code indicating a fault in the machine operation (see page 37).

Programme progress display

By selecting the wash programme, the pilot lights corresponding to the various phases making up the programme come on.

After the machine has started, only the running phase pilot light stays on. When the programme has finished, the END pilot light comes on.

PREWASH

MAIN WASH

RINSES EXTRA RINSE

SPIN

DRYING

END

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Description of the appliance

Cancelling a programme

To cancel a programme which is running, turn the programme selector dial to the RESET O position.

Warning! After a programme which ends with water in the drum (RINSE HOLDoption), turn the selector dial first to O and then to the DRAIN programme “C”.

Altering a programme which is running

To alter a programme, first set the machine to PAUSE by pressing the START/PAUSE button.

Any function can be modified before the machine starts it. After selecting the new option press the START/PAUSE button again to restart the selected programme.

To modify the selected programme turn the programme selector dial to O and then choose a new programme.

The water is not emptied out and after pressing the START/PAUSE button again the machine restarts with the newly selected programme.

Opening the door after the programme has started

To open the door set the machine to PAUSE by pressing the START/PAUSE button.

The door can be opened if:

the machine is not already heating or drying;

the water level is not above the bottom edge of the door;

the drum is not turning.

The light on the control panel indicates if the door can be opened:

green light: the door can be opened;

unlit light: the door cannot be opened;

flashing red light: the door is open.

Description of the appliance

Detergent dispenser drawer

Compartment for prewash or soak detergent and stain remover. The prewash or soak detergent is added at the beginning of the wash programme. The stain remover is added during the STAIN-Actionphase in the main wash.

Compartment for powder or liquid detergent used for main wash. It is emptied at the beginning of the wash cycle.

Compartment for liquid additives (fabric softener, starch). It is emptied at the last rinse.

The quantity of additives must not exceed the “MAX” mark in the drawer.

Before the first wash

Before your first wash, we recommend that you run a cotton cycle at 60°C, without any laundry in the machine, to remove any manufacturing residue from the drum and tub.

Pour 1/2 a measure of detergent into the dispenser drawer and start the machine.

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Preparing the wash cycle

Sorting out and preparing the laundry

Sort out the laundry according to type of fabrics and care labels (see “Types of fabric and care labels”).

Empty pockets.

Remove any metal parts (safety pins, clips, etc.).

To prevent the laundry from getting damaged and forming bundles, it is advisable to close zips, button up pillowcases and quilt covers and tie up loose straps such as those of aprons.

Turn double faced items inside out (sleeping bags, anoraks, etc.)

Turn coloured knitted fabrics, woollens and fabrics with trim inside out.

Wash small and delicate items (baby socks, tights) inside a laundry net or in a pillow case closed with a zip, or in larger socks.

Treat curtains with special care. Remove all metal or plastic hooks or put them in a net or a bag. We take no responsibility for any damage.

Whites and coloureds must be washed separately: white items can loose their whiteness.

New coloured fabrics often have excess dyes; it is advisable to wash them separately for the first time.

Wash small and large items together; this improves the washing result and the laundry is better distributed during spinning.

Shake out garments before putting them into the machine.

Insert each garment separately.

 

 

 

Preparing the wash cycle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weight of laundry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sort of laundry

 

 

Approximate

 

 

 

 

 

dry weights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bathrobes

 

 

 

1200 g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Work shirts

 

 

 

300-600g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt covers

 

 

 

700 g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sheets

 

 

 

500 g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blouses

 

 

 

100 g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hand towels

 

 

 

200 g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tea towels

 

 

 

100 g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shirts

 

 

 

200 g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pillowcases

 

 

 

200 g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Night-gowns/Pyjamas

 

 

 

200-250g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tablecloths

 

 

 

200-300g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Underwear

 

 

 

250 g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Types of fabric and care labels

The labels on garments help you to select the most suitable wash programme. The laundry should be sorted out according to the type of fabric and the instructions indicated on care labels.

Temperatures indicated on labels are always maximum temperatures.

Cotton 95

Linen and cottons marked with this symbol can be washed at high temperatures.

Cotton 60

Linen and cottons marked with this symbol are colourfast and can be washed at 60°C.

Cotton 40 30

Garments marked with these symbols have delicate colours, therefore the washing temperature must not exceed these values.

Synthetics 40 60

Mixed and synthetic fabrics marked with these symbols require a gentle wash programme and they must therefore be washed using the specific programme.

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