AEG 73742 User Manual

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Contents 3


4 Safety information

6 Technical data

6 Product description

8 Control panel

10 First use

10 Personalization

11 Daily use

16 Washing programmes

20 Consumption values

20 Helpful hints and tips

22 Care and cleaning

27 What to do if…

31 Installation

36 Electrical connection

37 Building-in

38 Environment concerns

The following symbols are used in this user manual:

Important information concerning your personal safety and information on how to avoid damaging the appliance.

General information and tips

Environmental information

Subject to change without notice

4 Safety information


Read carefully & keep for future reference.

The safety of Your appliance 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.

It is most important that this instruction book should be retained with the appliance for future reference. Should the appliance be sold or transferred to another owner, or should you move house and leave the appliance, always ensure that the book is supplied with the appliance in order that the new owner can get to know the functioning of the appliance and the relevant warnings.

You MUST read them carefully before installing or using the appliance.

Before first starting up, check the appliance for any damage incurred during transport. Never connect up a damaged appliance . If parts are damaged, contact your supplier.

If the appliance is delivered in the winter months when there are minus temperatures. Store it at room temperature for 24 hours before using for the first time.

General safety

It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt to modify this product in any way.

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

Make sure that small pets and children do not climb into the drum. To avoid this, please check into the drum before using.

Any objects such as coins, safety pins, nails, screws, stones or any other hard, sharp material can cause extensive damage and must not be placed into the machine.

Only use the advised quantities of fabric softener and detergent. Damage to the fabric can ensue if you over-fill.Refer to the manufacturer’s recommendations of quantities.

Wash small items such as socks, laces, washable belts etc in a washing bag or pillow case as it is possible for such items to slip down between the tub and the inner drum.

Do not use your washing machine to wash articles with whalebones, material without hems or torn material.

Always unplug the appliance and turn off the water supply after use, cleaning and maintenance.

Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair the machine yourself. Repairs carried out by inexperienced people may cause injury or serious malfunctioning. Contact your local Service Centre. Always insist on genuine spare parts.


This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when moving it.

When unpacking the appliance, check that it is not damaged. If in doubt, do not use it and contact the Service Centre.

All packing and transit bolts must be removed before use. Serious damage can occur to the product and to property if this is not adhered to. See relevant section in the user manual.

Safety information





After having installed the appliance, check that it is not standing on the inlet and drain hose and the worktop is not pressing the electrical supply cable against the wall.

If the machine is situated on a carpeted floor, please adjust the feet in order to allow air to circulate freely under the appliance.

Always be sure, that there is no water leakage from hoses and their connections after the installation.

If the appliance is installed in a location subject to frost, please read the “dangers of freezing” chapter.

Any plumbing work required to install this appliance should be carried out by a qualified plumber or competent person.

Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried out by a qualified electrician or competent person.


This appliance is designed for domestic use. It must not be used for purposes other than those for which it was designed.

Only wash and dry fabrics which are designed to be machine washed or dried. Follow the instructions on each garment label

Do not overload the appliance. See the Washing Programme Table.

Before washing, ensure that all pockets are empty and buttons and zips are fastened. Avoid washing frayed or torn articles and treat stains such as paint, ink, rust, and grass before washing. Underwired bras must NOT be machine washed.

Garments which have been in contact with volatile petroleum products should not be machine washed. If volatile cleaning fluids are used, care should be taken to ensure that the fluid is removed from the garment before placing in the machine.

As some duvets and eiderdowns should be washed/dried in large commercial machines because of their bulk, please check with the manufacturer of the item before washing in a domestic machine.

The users should always check that they have not left their gas lighters (disposable or otherwise) in their clothing.

Never tumble dry items that have had contact with chemicals such as dry cleaning fluid. These are of a volatile nature and could cause an explosion. Only tumble dry items which have been washed in water or require airing.

Plastic detergent dispensers should not remain in the drum during the drying cycle, as the plastic used is not designed to withstand the heat. If you wish to wash-through-to-dry you should use the conventional detergent dispenser drawer.

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

Never use your new appliance if the power supply cable, the control panel, the working surface or the base are damaged so that the inside of the appliance is accessible.

Child Safety

This appliance is not intended for use by person (including children) with reduced physical sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge unless they have

6 Technical data

been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.

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. To prevent children or pets

becoming trapped inside the drum the machine incorporates a special feature. To activate this device, rotate the button (without pressing it) inside the door clockwise until the groove is horizontal. If necessary use a coin. To disable this device and restore the possibility of closing the door, rotate the button anticlockwise until the groove is vertical.





60 cm




82 cm




54 cm




Electrical connection


Information on the electrical connection is given on the rating

Voltage - Overall power - Fuse


plate, on the inner edge of the appliance door.





Water supply pressure



0,05 MPa




0,8 MPa

Maximum Load



6 kg





Spin Speed



1400 rpm






Your new appliance meets all modern requirements for effective treatment of laundry with low water, energy and detergent consumption.

The NEW JET system allows total use of detergent and reduces water consumption so saving energy.

Product description









1Detergent dispenser drawer

2Control panel

3Door opening handle

4Rating plate

5Drain pump

6Adjustable feet

Detergent dispenser drawer

Compartment for prewash phase or stain remover.

The prewash detergent is added at the beginning of the wash programme.

The stain remover is added during the STAIN-Ac-tion phase in the main wash.

Compartment for powder or liquid detergent used for main wash.

Compartment for liquid additives (fabric softener, starch).

Follow the product manufacturer’s recommendations on quantities to use and do not exceed the «MAX» mark in the detergent dispenser drawer. Any fabric softener or starching additives must be poured into the compartment before starting the wash programme.

8 Control panel


Below is a picture of the control panel. It shows the programme selector dial as well as the buttons and the display. These are presented by relevant numbers on the following pages.




1Programme selector dial


3SPIN reduction button

4OPTION button

5OK button





Table of Symbols










Easy iron


Delicate rinses



Long spin

Delicate spin


Wool plus


Hand wash




Spin reduction



Time saving



Delay start

















- Temperature indicator and COLD




- Spin Speed indicator, RINSE HOLD

, NIGHT CYCLE - symbols



- Programme progress display: PREWASH , MAIN WASH , RINSE

, SPIN ,


The programme progress display shows the washing phases of the selected programme.

During a washing cycle, a black line blinks under the washing phase symbol of the running programme. At the end of each washing phase, the line under the corresponding symbol becomes fixed.

If the OVERDOSAGE symbol lights up at the end of the programme, it indicates that too much detergent has been used.


- Options: PREWASH












- symbol (Door locked)





• This symbol indicates if the door can be opened:





the symbol is on: the door cannot be opened. The appliance is performing a washing











the symbol is off: the door can be opened. The washing programme is finished.



- option symbol







- The display shows the following information:





Duration of the selected programme

After selecting a programme, the duration is displayed in hours and minutes (for ex-

ample . The duration is calculated automatically on the basis of the maximum recommended load for each type of fabric.

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

Delay start

The selected delay (20 hours max) set by means of the relevant button appears on the

display for about 3 seconds (for example ), then the duration of the previously selected programme is displayed.

The DELAY START symbol will appear on the display.

The delay time value decreases by one unit every hour and then, when remains 1 hour, the time decreases every minute.

Incorrect option selection

10First use

If an option which is not compatible with the set wash programme is selected, the message Err is displayed for about 2 seconds and the yellow light of button 7 starts blinking.

Alarm codes

In the event of operating problems, some alarm codes can be displayed, for example (see chapter «What to do if...»).

End of the programme

When the programme has finished a blinking zero is displayed, the DOOR symbol

disappears and the door can be opened.

9.8- DELAY START - symbol

9.9- CHILD SAFETY LOCK - symbol


• Ensure that the electrical and water connections comply with the installation instructions.

Remove the polystyrene block and any material from the drum.

Before the first wash, run a cotton cycle at the highest temperature 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 main wash compartment and start the machine.


Acoustic signals

The machine is provided with an acoustic device, which sounds in the following cases:

at the end of the cycle

in the event of operating problems.

By pressing the 3 and 4 buttons simultaneously for about 6 seconds, the acoustic signal is deactivated (except for the events of operating problems). By pressing these two buttons again, the acoustic signal is reactivated.

Child safety lock

This device permits you to leave the appliance unattended and not to worry that children might be injured by or cause damage to the appliance.

This function remains able also when the washing machine is not working.

To enable (or disable) this option press simultaneously for about 6 seconds buttons 4 and 5 until the Child Lock symbol appears on (or disappears from) the display.

There are two different ways to set this option:

Before pressing button 7: it will be impossible to start the machine.

after pressing button 7: it will be impossible to change any other programme or option.