Candy AB CDC 179X- 88 User Manual [en, de, fr, it]

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EN User Instructions

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CDC 179X

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Safety Reminders

WARNING Check that the product has no visible signs of damage before use. If damaged do not use and please contact GIAS Service.

WARNING Do not use the product if the fluff filter is not in position or is damaged; fluff could be ignited.

WARNING Foam rubber materials can, under certain circumstances, when heated become ignited by spontaneous combustion. Foam plastic, foam rubber and rubber-like material are not suitable for tumble drying. Articles made from these materials MUST NOT be placed in the dryer.

Always refer to the laundry care labels for directions on suitability for drying.

WARNING Misuse of a tumble dryer may create a fire hazard.

WARNING Where the hot surface symbol

is located the temperature rise during operation of the tumble dryer may be in excess of 60° C.

User’s manual. This machine should only be used for its intended purpose as described in this manual. Ensure that it is fully understood before operating.

Installation. This machine should not be installed in a bathroom or shower room.

Never install the dryer against curtains and be sure to prevent items from falling or collecting behind the dryer.

Ventilation. Adequate ventilation must be provided in the room where the tumble dryer is located to prevent gases from appliances burning other fuels, including open fires, being drawn into the room during operation of the tumble dryer.

Exhaust air must not be discharged into a flue which is used for exhausting fumes from appliances burning gas or other fuels.

Check regularly that the air flowing through the dryer is not restricted

Check the fluff filter after use, and clean, if necessary.

The venting hose or duct should be checked periodically and any accumulation of fluff removed.

The inlet and outlets should be kept free from obstructions.

If the dryer is used frequently the period between checks should be reduced accordingly.

Dryness. Clothes should be spin dried or thoroughly wrung before they are put into the tumble dryer. Clothes that are dripping wet should NOT be put into the dryer.

Lighters and matches must not be left in pockets and NEVER use flammable liquids near the machine.

Glass fibre curtains should never be put in this machine. Skin irritation may occur if other garments are contaminated with the glass fibres.

Garments treated or contaminated with flammable cleaning sprays or liquids such as petrol, cooking oil or aerosol sprays must not be put in this machine.

Lint or fluff must not be allowed to collect on the floor around the outside of the machine.

Cool down period. The drum inside may be very hot. Always allow the dryer to complete the cool down period before removing the laundry.

Faults. Do not continue to use this machine if it appears to be faulty.

After use. Remove the plug from the electricity supply. Always remove the plug before cleaning the appliance.

Supply cord. If the supply cord on this appliance is damaged, it must be replaced by a special cord which is only available from GIAS Service or an authorised dealer.

GIAS Service. To ensure the continued safe and efficient operation of this appliance we recommend that any servicing or repairs are only carried out by an authorised service engineer.

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Safety reminders




Electrical requirements


Water container


Installation requirements




Preparing the load


Drying guide


Clothes preparation


Controls & indicators


Maximum drying weight




Sorting the load


Cleaning the dryer


Do not tumble dry


Technical specification


Energy saving


European directive 2002/96/EC12

Opening the door


Trouble shooting



This appliance must be operated in accordance with the instructions given in this manual. It is for domestic use only in drying household textiles and garments where a water solution has been used in the cleaning process. It MUST NOT be used with dry cleaning fluids. For your safety, this dryer must be correctly installed.

If there is any doubt about installation, call the national GIAS Service number for advice.

Before using the tumble dryer for the first time:

please read this instruction book thoroughly.

remove all items packed inside drum.

wipe the inside of the drum and door with a damp cloth to remove any dust which may have settled in transit.

IMPORTANT: This dryer must only be used for drying household textiles and garments where a water solution has been used for the cleaning process.

DO NOT tumble dry fabrics treated with dry cleaning fluids.

Electrical requirements



This appliance is fitted with a moulded-on non-rewireable plug.

The plug should be accessible for disconnection after the appliance has been installed.

IMPORTANT: The wires in the mains lead are coloured in accordance with the following code:










If the supply cord on this appliance is damaged, it must be replaced by a special cord which is only available from GIAS Service or an authorised Dealer.

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Installation requirements

IMPORTANT: This dryer must be installed such that the air inlets and outlets are not restricted (fig. 1).

1 - Supply cord

2 - Air inlets

3 - Air outlets

There should be a gap of at least 12 mm (0.5 inches) between the sides rear and base of the machine and the surrounding walls, cabinets and floor.

To ensure adequate ventilation the space between the bottom of the machine and the floor must not be obstructed.

NEVER install the dryer up against curtains.

Prevent items from falling or collecting behind and beneath the dryer as these may obstruct the air inlets and outlets.

Preparing the load

Before using the dryer for the first time wipe the inside of the drum and door with a damp cloth.

Make sure that the laundry you are going to dry is suitable for drying in a tumble dryer, as shown by the care symbols on each item.

Clothes preparation

Check that all fastenings are closed and that pockets are empty. Turn the articles inside out. Place clothes loosely in the drum to make sure that they don’t get tangled.

Do not overload the drum, particularly when drying large items, otherwise, the laundry may stick to the drum and not dry evenly.

Maximum drying weight

Cottons Max. 7 kg

Synthetics Max. 3.5 kg

Sort the load as follows:

A) By care symbols

On the collar or inside seam:

Suitable for tumble drying.

Tumble drying at high temperature.

Tumble drying at low temperature only.

Do not tumble dry.

B) By amount and thickness

Whenever the load is bigger than the dryer capacity, separate clothes according to thickness (e.g. towels from thin underwear).

C) By type of fabric

Cottons/linen: Towels, cotton jersey, bed and table linen.

Synthetics: Blouses, shirts, overalls, etc. made of polyester or polyamid, as well as for cotton/synthetic mixes.

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D) By drying level

Sort into: iron dry, cupboard dry, etc.

For delicate articles press the

‘DELICATES’ button to select low drying temperature ().

For airing or drying very delicate

articles select the airing option on the dial ().

Do not tumble dry:

Woollens, silk, delicate fabrics, nylon stockings, delicate embroidery, fabrics with metallic decorations, garments with PVC or leather trimmings, training shoes, bulky items such as sleeping bags, etc.

IMPORTANT: Do not dry articles which have been treated with a dry cleaning fluid or rubber clothes (danger of fire or explosion).

Energy saving

Only put into the tumble dryer laundry which has been thoroughly wrung or spindried. The drier the laundry the shorter the drying time thus saving electricity.

ALWAYS try to dry the maximum weight of laundry, this will save time and electricity.

NEVER exceed the maximum weight, this will waste time and electricity.

ALWAYS check that the filter is clean before every drying cycle as this aids efficiency.

NEVER put dripping wet items into the tumble dryer, this may damage the appliance and waste time and efficiency.

Opening the door

Pull on handle to open the door (fig. 2).



To restart the dryer, close the door and press the ‘ON’ button ().


IMPORTANT: To maintain the efficiency of the dryer check that the fluff filter is clean before each drying cycle.

1.Pull the filter upwards (fig. 3).

2.Open filter as shown (fig. 4).

3.Gently remove lint using a soft brush or your fingertips.

4.Snap the filter together and push back into place.

Filter Care Indicator ()

Lights when the filter needs cleaning.

If the laundry is not drying check that the filter is not clogged.

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Water Container

The water removed from the laundry during the drying cycle is collected in a container at the bottom of the dryer.

We recommend that the container is emptied after each drying cycle.

To remove the container:

1.Gently pull the bottom of the kickplate so that it unclips from the dryer (fig. 5). The top section can then be unhinged allowing the kickplate to be completely removed.

2.Pull firmly on the handgrip and slide the water container out of the dryer (fig. 6). Support the container with both hands. When full, the water container will weigh about 4 kg (fig. 7).

3.Open the lid located on the top of the container and empty the water (fig. 8).

4.Refit the lid and slide the water container back into position. PUSH FIRMLY INTO PLACE.

5.Refit the kickplate by engaging the hinges at the top and ‘snapping’ the lower clips into place.


IMPORTANT: Always switch off and remove the plug from the electricity supply before cleaning the condenser. To maintain the efficiency of the dryer regularly check that the condenser is clean.

To remove the condenser:

1.Remove the kickplate (fig. 5).

2.Turn the two locking levers anticlockwise (fig. 9).

3.Pull out the condenser unit (fig. 10).

4.Gently remove any dust or fluff with a cloth, then wash the unit by holding it under a running tap (fig. 11) turning it so that water flows between the plates, to remove any dust or fluff.

5.Refit the condenser ensuring it is pushed firmly into place. Lock the two levers by turning them clockwise.

6.Refit the kickplate.

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Drying guide

The table shows approximate drying times, depending on the type of fabric and dampness of the clothes.






130-160 Min

70-80 Min

30-50 Min





70-80 Min

30-40 Min




50-65 Min

20-30 Min









PRE-IRON PROGRAM: RELAXES CREASES – EASIER TO IRON REMEMBER: During the last 10 minutes the load is always tumbled in cool air.

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Control panel and indicator lights (fig. 12)

1.‘ON’ button and indicator press to switch on, the indicator will light ().

2.‘DELICATES’ button press to reduce the heat level for delicate items, press again to select high temperature ().

HIGH Heat setting

LOW Heat setting

3.‘DRYING TIME’ dial selects drying time or pre-ironing option.

4.‘FILTER CARE’ indicator lights when filter needs cleaning ().

5.EMPTY WATER’ indicator lights when water container is full ().

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1.Open the door and load the drum with laundry. Ensure that garments do not hinder closure of the door.

2.If drying delicate items press the button to reduce the heat level. Press again on completion, to select high temperature.

HIGH Heat setting

LOW Heat setting

3.Turn ‘DRYING TIME’ dial until the

6.The load is dried by tumbling in thermostatically controlled warm air. Cool air is used for the last 10 minutes to reduce creasing and cool the load ready for handling.

7.When the program is fully completed the drum will stop rotating and the dial will point to the symbol .

Open the door and remove the load.




required drying time aligns with the symbol .

The Pre-ironing setting shown by the symbolon the ‘DRYING TIME’ dial provides a conditioning and anticrease function. The dryer will heat the load for 9 minutes followed by a 3 minute cool down period and is especially good for garments which may have been left for some time prior to ironing, in a linen basket for example. Garments may also become stiffened when dried outside on a washing line or inside on radiators. The PRE-IRONING process relaxes the creases in the fabric making ironing quicker and easier.

4.Gently close the door pushing it slowly until you hear the door ‘click’ shut.

5.Press the ‘ON’ button. The indicator will light and the drying cycle begins.

8.Clean the filter and empty the water container after every drying cycle to ensure maximum dryer efficiency.

(See ‘Filter’ and ‘Water Container’ sections.)

9.Clean the condenser after approximately every 10 drying cycles to ensure maximum dryer efficiency. (See ‘Condenser’ section.)

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Cleaning the dryer

IMPORTANT: Always switch off and remove the plug from the electricity supply before cleaning this appliance.

Clean the filter and empty the water container after every drying cycle.

Regularly clean the condenser.

After each period of use, wipe the inside of the drum and leave the door open for a while to allow circulation of air to dry it.

Wipe the outside of the machine and the door with a soft cloth.

DO NOT use abrasive pads or cleaning agents.

To prevent the door sticking, periodically clean the door gasket with a 'non-scratch cream cleaner.'

Technical specifications

Drum capacity

115 litres

Maximum load

7 kg


85 cm


60 cm


60 cm

Energy Label Band


Note: For electrical data refer to the rating label on the front of the dryer cabinet (with the door open).

European directive 2002/96/EC

This appliance is marked according to the European directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).

By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health, which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product.

The symbol on the product indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment

Disposal must be carried out in accordance with local environmental regulations for waste disposal.

For more detailed information about treatment, recovery and recycling of this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the product.

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Trouble shooting

Should your dryer operate incorrectly, check the following points before calling for a service engineer.

Drying time is too long/clothes are not dry enough:

Have you selected the correct drying time/programme? Go to page 9.

Were the clothes too wet? Were the clothes thoroughly wrung or spindried?

Does the filter need cleaning? Go to page 7.

Does the condenser need cleaning? Go to page 8.

Is the dryer overloaded? Go to page 6.

Are the inlets, outlets and base of the dryer free from obstructions?

Has the button been selected from a previous cycle? Go to page 10.

The dryer does not operate:

Is there a working electricity supply to the dryer? Check using another appliance such as a table lamp.

Is the plug properly connected to the mains supply?

Is there a power failure?

Has the fuse blown?

Is the door fully closed? Go to page 11.

Is the dryer switched on, both at the mains supply and at the machine? Go to page 10.

Has the drying time or the programme been selected? Go to page 10.

Has the machine been switched on again after opening the door? Go to page 7.

Has the dryer stopped operating because the water tray is full and needs emptying? Go to page 8.

Filter Care Indicator on

Does the filter need cleaning? Go to page 7.

Empty Water Indicator on

Does the water container need emptying? Go to page 8.

If the supply cord on this appliance is damaged, it must be replaced by a special cord which is only available from GIAS Service or an authorised Dealer.

Should there still be a problem with your dryer after completing all the recommended checks, please call GIAS Service for advice. They may be able to assist you over the telephone or arrange for a suitable appointment for an engineer to call under the terms of your guarantee. However, a charge may be made if any of the following applies to your machine:

Is found to be in working order.

Has not been installed in accordance with the installation instructions.

Has been used incorrectly.

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Rappels de sécurité

ATTENTION Vérifiez que la machine ne présente aucun signe visible de détérioration avant de l’utiliser. En cas de détérioration, n’utilisez pas la machine et veuillez contacter Service GIAS.

ATTENTION N’utilisez pas cette machine si le filtre à peluches n’est pas en place ou s’il est endommagé ; les peluches risquent en effet de s’allumer.

ATTENTION Quand elles sont chauffées, les mousses alvéolaires peuvent dans certains cas brûler par combustion spontanée. Les articles en plastique alvéolaire, en caoutchouc alvéolaire et en caoutchouc ne conviennent pas au séchage en machine. Les articles fabriqués à partir de ces matériaux NE DOIVENT PAS être placés dans le sèche-linge.

Reportez-vous toujours aux étiquettes d’entretien du linge pour vérifier le mode de séchage recommandé.

ATTENTION La mauvaise utilisation d’un sèche-linge risque de causer un incendie. ATTENTION L’augmentation de température pendant le fonctionnement du sèche-linge peut être supérieure à 60°C là où se trouve le symbole de surface chaude .

Manuel de l’utilisateur. Cette machine ne doit être utilisée que pour l’emploi auquel elle est destinée et qui est décrit dans ce manuel. Veillez à bien comprendre ce manuel avant d’utiliser la machine.

Installation. Cette machine ne doit pas être installée dans une salle de bain ou de douche. Veillez à ne pas installer le sèche-linge contre des rideaux et assurez-vous que rien ne pourra tomber ou s’accumuler derrière le sèche-linge. Ventilation. La pièce où se trouve le sèchelinge doit avoir une ventilation adéquate de manière à ce que les gaz des appareils qui brûlent d’autres combustibles, y compris les cheminées, ne soient pas attirés dans la pièce pendant que le sèche-linge est en marche. L’air d’échappement ne doit pas être évacué par un conduit qui est également utilisé pour évacuer les fumées d’échappement d’appareils qui brûlent du gaz ou d’autres combustibles. Vérifiez régulièrement que l’air peut circuler librement dans le sèche-linge :

Vérifiez le filtre à peluches après usage, et nettoyez-le le cas échéant.

Il est nécessaire d’inspecter régulièrement le tuyau ou la conduite de ventilation et d’éliminer les accumulations éventuelles de peluches. Les entrées et sorties doivent être libres d’obstructions.

Si le sèche-linge est utilisé fréquemment, les intervalles entre les inspections doivent être réduits en conséquence.

Degré de séchage. Les vêtements doivent être essorés en machine ou à la main avant d’être placés dans le sèche-linge. Les vêtements qui dégoulinent NE DOIVENT PAS être mis dans le sèche-linge.

Enlevez les briquets et les allumettes des poches et veillez à ne JAMAIS utiliser de liquides inflammables à proximité de la machine.

Les rideaux en fibres de verre ne doivent jamais être placés dans cette machine. La contamination d’autres vêtements par les fibres de verre peut entraîner des irritations de la peau.

Les vêtements traités ou contaminés par des produits de nettoyage ou des liquides inflammables, comme l’essence, l’huile de cuisson ou les aérosols ne doivent pas être placés dans la machine.

Veillez à ce que les peluches ne puissent pas s’accumuler sur le sol, à l’extérieur de la machine.

Période de refroidissement. Il se peut que l’intérieur du tambour soit très chaud. Veillez à ce que le sèche-linge termine son cycle de refroidissement avant d’en sortir le linge. Pannes. Cessez d’utiliser la machine si elle semble défectueuse.

Après usage. Débranchez du courant de secteur. Retirez toujours la prise avant de nettoyer la machine.

Cordon d’alimentation. Si le cordon d’alimentation de cet appareil est endommagé, il doit être remplacé par un cordon spécial exclusivement disponible auprès de GIAS Service ou d’un distributeur agréé.

Service GIAS. Pour veiller au fonctionnement sûr et efficace de cet appareil, il est conseillé de faire appel à un technicien agréé pour les entretiens et les réparations.


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