AEG 74950A User Manual
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To ensure optimal and regular performance of your appliance please read this instruction manual carefully. It will enable you to navigate all processes perfectly and most efficiently. To refer to this manual any time you need to, we recommend you to keep it in a safe place. And please pass it to any future owner of the appliance.
We wish you much joy with your new appliance.
Opening the door after the programme has
At the end of the programme
Helpful hints and tips
Sorting out the laundry
Detergent dispenser drawer
Before loading the laundry
Detergents and additives
Degrees of water hardness
Care and cleaning
Child safety lock
After each wash
Load the laundry
Measure out the detergent and the fabric
Detergent dispenser drawer
Select the required programme by means of
programme selector dial (1)
Select the desired TEMPERATURE (Button 2)
Cleaning the water inlet filters
Select the spin speed, NIGHT CYCLE or RINSE
HOLD option (button 3)
Emergency emptying out
Programme option buttons
What to do if…
EXTRA RINSE option (additional rinse)
Select the TIME SAVING option (button 6)
Select the START/PAUSE (button 7)
Positioning and levelling
Select the DELAY START (button 8)
Altering an option or a running programme
Interrupting a programme
Cancelling a programme
Subject to change without notice
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.
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
Make sure that small pets 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
• 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
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.
4 Safety information
•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.
•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 fabrics which are designed to be machine washed. 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.
•Never pull the power supply cable to remove the plug from the socket; always take hold of the plug itself.
•Never use the appliance if the power supply cable, the control panel, the working surface or the base are damaged so that the inside of the washing machine is accessible.
•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 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 ac-
tivate 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.
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.
1Detergent dispenser drawer
3Door opening handle
6 Control panel
Detergent dispenser drawer
Compartment for detergent used forprewash . The prewash detergent is added at the beginning of the wash programme.
Compartment for powder or liquid detergent used formain wash .
Compartment for liquid additives(fabric softener, starch).
Compartment for stain remover used for main wash with
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
2TEMPERATURE button ( TEMP. )
3SPIN REDUCTION button ( SPIN )
4OPTION button ( OPTION )
5OK button ( OK )
6TIME SAVING button ( TIME )
7START/PAUSE button ( START/PAUSE )
8DELAY START button ( DELAY START )
Symbols on the control panel :
= Child Lock
9.49.5 9.6 9.7 9.8
9.1- Temperature indicator and COLD symbol
9.2- Spin Speed indicator, RINSE HOLD , NIGHT CYCLE- symbols
9.3- Programme progress display: PREWASH , MAIN WASH, RINSE, SPIN, DRAIN, OVERDOSAGE
• 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.
9.4- Options: PREWASH , STAIN, SENSITIVE, EXTRA RINSE
9.5- DOOR - 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 programme.
–the symbol is off: the door can be opened. The washing programme is finished.
9.6- TIME SAVING - option symbol
9.7- The display shows the following information:
• Duration of the selected programme
–After selecting a programme, the duration is displayed in hours and minutes (for
example. 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.
–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
–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 button7 starts blinking.
–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.
If your laundry is not removed within 10 minutes after the programme is finished, the backlight of the display switches off and the energy saving system will be enabled. Only the button 7 pilot light is blinking to indicate that the appliance has to be switched off. By pressing any buttons the appliance will come out from the energy saving status and you could set another washing programme or switch off the appliance.
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.
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 and4 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 and5 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.
Load the laundry
1.Open the door by carefully pulling the door handle outwards. Place the laundry in the drum, one item at a time, shaking them out as much as possible.
2.Close firmly the door. You must hear a click during closing.
Attention! Do not embed the laundry between the door and the rubber joint.
Measure out the detergent and the fabric softener
Your new appliance was designed to reduce water, energy and detergent consumption.
1.Pull out the dispenser drawer until it stops. Measure out the amount of deter-
gent required, pour it into the main wash compartment and, if you wish to carry out theprewash phase, pour the detergent into the compartment marked.
If you wish to perform the stain function, pour the stain remover into the compartment marked with blue arrow.
2.If required, pour fabric softener into the compartment marked (the amount
used must not exceed the MAX mark in the drawer).
Close the drawer gently.
Select the required programme by means of programme selector dial (1)
You can choose the right programme for any type of laundry following the descriptions on the washing programme tables (see «Washing Programmes»).
Turn the programme selector dial to the required programme. The programme selector determines the type of washing cycle (e.g. water level, drum movement, number of rinses) and the washing temperature according to the type of laundry.
The pilot light of button 7 starts blinking and the display shows the duration of the selected programme.
The selector dial can be turned either clockwise or anticlockwise. Position to Reset programme/ Switching OFF of the machine.
At the end of the programme the selector dial must be turned to position , to switch the machine off.
If you turn the programme selector dial to another programme when the machine is working, the yellow pilot light of button 7 will blink 3 times and the messageErr is displayed on the display to indicate a wrong selection. The machine will not perform the new selected programme.
Select the desired TEMPERATURE (Button 2)
When selecting a programme, the appliance automatically proposes the default temperature provided for that programme.
Press this button repeatedly to increase or decrease the temperature, if you want your laundry to be washed at a temperature different from the one proposed by the washing machine.
The symbol of cold wash corresponds to - - () .
For the maximum and the minimum available wash water temperature, see «Washing programmes».