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Hotpoint fdl570, FDM 550 User Manual

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Instruction booklet




























English, 1

Positioning and levelling




Technical data





Electrical connection




Connecting the water supply

Description of the appliance, 6

Overall view

Control panel

Loading the racks, 7

Lower rack

Cutlery basket

Upper rack

Start-up and use, 8-9

FDM 550

Starting the dishwasher Loading the detergent Washing options

FDL 570

Wash cycles, 10



Wash cycle table


Rinse aid and refined salt, 11


Loading the rinse aid


Loading the refined salt


Care and maintenance, 12


Shutting off the water and electricity supplies


Cleaning the dishwasher


Preventing unpleasant odours


Cleaning the sprayer arms


Cleaning the water inlet filter


Cleaning the filters


Leaving the machine unused for extended periods


Precautions and advice, 13-14


General safety




Saving energy and respecting the environment


Troubleshooting, 15


After Sales Service, 16


After Sales Service


Essential Contact Information


Parts and Accessories


Appliance Registration

Hotpoint Guarantee, 17


Keep this instruction manual in a safe place for EN future reference. If the appliance is sold, given away

or moved, please ensure the manual is kept with the machine, so that the new owner may benefit from the advice contained within it.

Please read this instruction manual carefully: it contains important information regarding the safe installation, use and maintenance of the appliance.

If the appliance must be moved at any time, keep it in an upright position; if absolutely necessary, it may be tilted onto its back.

Positioning and levelling

1.Remove the appliance from all packaging and check that it has not been damaged during transportation.

If it has been damaged, contact the retailer and do not proceed any further with the installation process.

2.Check the dishwasher by placing it so that its sides or back panel are in contact with the adjacent cabinets or even with the wall. This appliance can also be recessed under a single worktop* (see the Assembly instruction sheet).

3.Position the dishwasher on a level and sturdy floor. If the floor is uneven, the front feet of the appliance may be adjusted until it reaches a horizontal position (the angle of inclination must not exceed 2 degrees). If the appliance is levelled correctly, it will be more stable and much less likely to move or cause vibrations and noise while it is operating.

4*. Adjust the height of the rear foot from the front of the appliance* on the central lower part of the dishwasher, turning a hexagonal spanner (red color) with an opening of 8 mm in a clockwise direction to increase the height or in an anticlockwise direction to decrease the height.

Anti-condensation strip*

After installing the dishwasher, open the door and stick the adhesive transparent strip under the wooden shelf in order to protect it from any condensation that may form.

Advice regarding the first wash cycle

After the appliance has been installed, immediately before running the first wash cycle, completely fill the salt dispenser with water and add only then approximately 1 kg of salt (see chapter entitled Rinse aid and refined salt). The water may overflow: this is normal and is not a cause for concern. Select the water hardness value (see chapter entitled Rinse aid and refined salt). - After the salt has been poured into the machine, the LOW SALT indicator light* switches off.

If the salt container is not filled, the water softener and the heating element may be damaged as a result.

Technical data






width 59.5 cm

height 82 cm




depth 57 cm


12 standard place-settings



Water supply

0,05 ÷ 1MPa (0.5 ÷ 10 bar)


4.3 psi – 145 psi



Power supply

See appliance data plate





Total absorbed

See appliance data plate






See appliance data plate








This dishwasher conforms to




the following European




Community Directives:




-73/23/EEC dated 19/02/73




(Low Voltage) and subsequent








-89/336/EEC dated 03/05/89




(Electromagnetic Compatibility)




and subsequent modifications




-97/17/EC (Labelling)




-2002/96/ CE (Waste




Electrical and Electronic







Equipment WEEE)




* Only available in selected models.


The dishwasher meets the requirements set out by the regulations in force concerning safety and electrical equipment.

Any technical checks should be conducted exclusively by a trained and authorised technician: Repairs carried out by unaithorised persons will invalidate the guarantee, as well as posing a potential hazard to the user.

The manufacturer declines all responsibility for damage to persons or property resulting from failure to observe the above precautions, from tampering with even a single component or from the use of non-original spare parts.

Electrical Connection

Before inserting the plug into the electrical socket, make sure that:

the socket is earthed and complies with current regulations;

the socket can withstand the maximum load of the appliance, which is indicated on the data plate located on the inside of the door (see Description of the appliance);

the power supply voltage falls within the values indicated on the data plate on the inside of the door;

the socket is compatible with the plug of the appliance. If this is not the case, ask an authorised technician to replace the plug (see Assistance); do not use extension cables or multiple sockets.

Once the appliance has been installed, the power supply cable and the electrical socket should be easily accessible.

The cable should not be bent or compressed.

If the power supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its Technical Assistance Service in order to prevent all potential hazards. (See Assistance)

This appliance must be earthed.

Fuses:your appliance comes fitted with a plug and a 13A fuse. If you need to replace the fuse, only those rated at 13A and ASTA approved to BS1362 should be used. If you lose the fuse cover, a replacement may be obtained from your local authorised Service Centre or Electrical company. Correct replacement is identified by colour coding or the marking on base of plug.

DO NOT use the plug unless the fuse cover is




Changing the Plug

Cut off and dispose of the supplied plug if it does not fit your socket.

To avoid a shock hazard DO NOT insert the discarded plug into a socket anywhere else.

Wires in the mains lead are coloured accordance with the following code:

Green/Yellow -








If you change the plug, the colour of the wires in the mains lead may not correspond with the terminal markings in the plug, which if not coloured, could be:


‘E’ or





Changing the Mains Lead

A lead can be ordered from Hotpoint Service

UK: 08709 066 066 or

Republic of Ireland: 1850 302 220

-If you have damaged the existing lead or require a longer one a charge will be made. It is strongly advised that this work is carried out by a qualified electrician.

-If the domestic wiring includes a residual currentoperated circuit breaker, ensure that it conforms to the latest regulations.

The dishwasher must not be connected to the electricity supply while installation is being carried out.

-This appliance should only be connected to a 230/ 240V AC source, via a properly installed earthed socket.

-Use the dishwasher solely in a domestic environment.

-DO NOT stand or place heavy objects on the door when it is open, this could damage the door or cause the appliance to tip forward.

The Company shall not be held responsible for any incidents that occur if these regulations are not observed.


Connecting the water supplies


Connection to the water and electricity supplies should only be performed by a qualified technician.

The dishwasher should not stand on top of the water hoses or the electricity supply cable.

Connecting the water inlet hose

The water inlet (A) and outlet (B) hoses and the electricity supply cable may be positioned towards the right or the left in order to achieve the best possible installation (see figure).

To a suitable cold water connection point: before attaching the hose, run the water until it is perfectly clear so that any impurities that may be present in the water do not clog the appliance; after performing this operation, screw the inlet hose tightly onto a tap with a ¾ gas threaded connection.

To a suitable hot water connection point: your dishwasher may be provided with hot water from the mains supply (if you have a central heating system with radiators) provided that it does not exceed a temperature of 60°C.

Screw the hose to the tap as described for connection to a cold water supply.

If the inlet hose is not long enough, contact a specialist store or an authorised technician (see Assistance).

The water pressure must be within the values indicated in the Technical data table (see Installation).

The hose should not be bent or compressed.

The appliance must be connected to the water supply network using new hoses.

Do not use old hoses.

Ensure that the new hose supplied is connected and the old hose is disposed of safely.

Ensure the fill hose is only fitted to the cold water supply. DO NOT overtighten the hose connector, hand tight is sufficient.

Ensure the fill hose is not kinked.

Tap connections*: A range of adaptors are available to suit your tap.

DO NOT connect the dishwasher to a single outlet instantaneous water heater or an electric heater.


Ensure that the hose is not pushed too far down the standpipe.

If the end of your drain hose is fitted with ‘retaining flaps*’, ensure they are inserted fully into the standpipe. This will prevent the pipe from jumping out during installation and use.

DO NOT position the standpipe near an electrical outlet.

ENSURE that the drain hose is not kinked and it is routed as shown in the diagram.

The standpipe should have a bore of at least 38mm (11/2”). It should be installed as shown, have a trap fitted and must discharge into the same drain system as your household sink.

It MUST NOT be connected to a surface water drain.

* Only available in selected models.


Sink Waste System

For under sink drainage:

before connecting the drain hose, remove any internal restrictions; this will prevent a build up of debris which could cause a blockage

remove any restrictions from the waste spigot and ensure that the sealing bung is removed

the hose should be routed, such that it is raised to a minimum height of 800mm (31/2”).

Ensure the sink outlet pipe has a minimum diamtere of 32mm.

Untie the end of the GREY drainage hose from the rear of the appliance.

Reposition the ‘Hooked End Support’ as required along the GREY drainage hose.

If fitting an under sink waste disposal unit, cut out the membrane, bung or blanking plug.

Ensure the drain hose is securely attached, to prevent it coming away while the machine is in use and causing a flood.

Anti-flooding protection*


To ensure floods do not occur, the dishwasher:

- is provided with a special system which blocks the water supply in the event of anomalies or leaks from inside the appliance.

Some models are also equipped with the supplementary safety device New Acqua Stop*, which guarantees anti-flooding protection even in the event of a supply hose rupture.


Under no circumstance should the water inlet hose be cut as it contains live electrical parts.

The Company shall not be held responsible for any incidents that occur if these regulations are not observed.

* Only available in selected models.


Only available in selected models.

Description of the appliance

Overall view


1. Upper rack

2. Upper sprayer arm

3. Tip-up compartments

4. Rack height adjuster

5. Lower rack

6. Lower sprayer arm

7. Cutlery basket

8. Washing filter

9. Salt dispenser

10. Detergent and rinse aid dispensers

11. Data plate

12. Control panel***

Control panel




Delayed start





button and

Washing and 3h.



Half load

indicator light*


Low salt

Delayed start

indicator light*


button and


indicator light*

indicator light*










Drying and





6h.Delayed start





indicator light*




















































button and










Low rinse aid







Multi-functional tablets


indicator light



indicator light*

















button and indicator light*

End and 9h. Delayed start






















indicator light*

***Only in completely built-in models.



Loading the racks

Before loading the racks, remove all food residues from the crockery and empty liquids from glasses and cups.

After loading the appliance, check that the sprayer arms can rotate freely.

Lower rack

The lower rack can hold pans, lids, plates, salad bowls, cutlery, etc. as seen in the Loading examples.

Plates and large covers should be placed at the sides of the rack, ensuring that they do not block the rotation of the upper sprayer arm.

Some dishwasher models are fitted with tip-up sections*, which can be used in a vertical position when arranging plates or in a horizontal position when arranging pans and salad bowls.

Cutlery basket

The type of cutlery basket may vary according to the dishwasher model: it may be modular, non-modular or a sliding version. The non-modular basket must only be positioned at the front of the lower rack.

The modular

basket may be

separated into

two parts, a solution which is

recommended when performing a half load wash (only in models offering this option), is available in a sliding version (positioned at any point on the lower rack by sliding it between the fixed or tip-up inserts.

- Both versions are fitted with a collapsible sliding system which means the cutlery can be arranged in the best possible way.

Knives and other utensils with sharp edges must be placed in the cutlery basket with the points facing downwards, or they must be positioned horizontally in the tip-up compartments on the upper rack.

Cutlery basket positioning examples

Upper rack

Load this rack with delicate and lightweight crockery: glasses, tea and coffee cups, saucers, small salad bowls, saucepans and small saucepans which are not too soiled, using the

Loading examples as a guide.

Mugs and cups: place these on the tip-up compartments**.

Long sharp knives and serving utensils: place these on the tip-up compartments**.

Adjusting the height of the upper rack

In order to make it easier to arrange the crockery, the upper



rack may be moved to a higher or lower level.


The height of the upper rack should ideally be adjusted WHEN THE RACK IS EMPTY.

Never lift or lower the rack on one side only.

Open the left and right guide rail stops and pull out the rack; position it higher or lower as required, slide it along the guide rails until the front wheels are in place and close the stops (see figure).

If the rack is fitted with DualSpace handles* (see figure), pull out the upper rack until it reaches its stop point, grip the handles at the sides of the rack and move it upwards or downwards, then slowly let it fall back into place.

Loading examples for the upper rack

Loading examples for the lower rack

Items which should not be washed in the dishwasher

Wooden items, objects with wooden or horn handles or glued-on parts.

Items made from aluminium, copper, brass, pewter or tin.

Items made from plastic material which is not heatresistant.

Antique or hand-painted porcelain.

Antique silver. Silver which is not antique may, however, be washed in the dishwasher using a delicate wash cycle, provided that it does not come into contact with other metals.

We recommend the use of crockery which is dishwasher safe.

* Only available in selected models. ** The number and position may vary.


Start-up and use

Starting the dishwasher


1.Turn the water tap on.

2.Press the ON/OFF button: all the indicator lights on the control panel will light up for a few seconds.

3.Open the door and pour in a suitable amount of detergent (see below).

4.Load the racks (see Loading the racks) and shut the door.

5.Select the wash cycle by turning the WASH CYCLE SELECT knob in a clockwise direction: align the notch on the knob with the number or symbol representing the desired wash cycle. The START/PAUSE indicator light will flash.

6.Select the wash options* (see adjacent information).

7.Start the cycle by pressing the START button; the indicator light will become green and remain lit in a fixed manner. The indicator light corresponding to the wash phase will switch on, signalling that the wash cycle has begun.

8.At the end of the wash cycle the END indicator light will switch on (fixed green light). Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button, shut off the water valve and unplug the appliance from the electricity socket.

9.Wait for a few minutes before removing the crockery, in order to avoid burns. Unload the racks, beginning with the lower level.

Modifying a wash cycle in progress

If a mistake was made during the wash cycle selection process it is possible to change the cycle, provided that it has only just begun: once the wash cycle has started, switch off the machine by pressing and holding the ON/ OFF/Reset button. Switch it back on using the same button and select the desired wash cycle and options.

Adding extra crockery

Press the Start/Pause button (the corresponding indicator light will flash). Open the door, taking care to avoid the escaping steam, and place the crockery inside the appliance. Close the door and press the Start/Pause button (fixed light): the cycle starts from the point at which it was interrupted.

If the Start/Pause button is pressed so as to pause the machine, the wash cycle or the Delayed Start function

(if selected) is interrupted.

At this stage it is not possible to change the wash cycle.

Accidental interruptions

If the door is opened during the wash cycle, or if there is a power cut, the cycle stops. It starts again from the point at which it was interrupted once the door has been shut or once the electricity supply is restored.

Measuring out the detergent

A good wash result also depends on the correct amount of detergent being used; exceeding the stated amount does not result in a more effective wash and increases environmental pollution.

Only use detergent which has been specifically designed for dishwashers.

DO NOT USE washing up liquid.

Using excessive detergent may result in foam residue remaining in the machine after the cycle has ended.

The use of tablets is only recommended for models which offer the MULTI-FUNCTIONAL TABLETS option.

To achieve the best results from each washing and drying cycle, powder detergent, rinse aid liquid and salt should be used.

Compartment A: Washing detergent

Compartment B: Pre-wash detergent

1. Open cover C by pressing button


2. Pour in the detergent after consulting the Table of wash cycles:

• For powder detergent use

compartments A and B.

• For detergent in tablet form: when the cycle requires 1 tablet, place it in

compartment A and close the cover; when it requires 2, place the second tablet at the bottom of the appliance.

3. Remove detergent residues from the edges of the compartment and close the cover until it clicks.

Wash options*

The OPTIONS may only be set, modified or reset after the wash cycle has been selected and before the Start/Pause button has been pressed.

Only the options which are compatible with the type of wash cycle set may be selected. If an option is not compatible with the selected was cycle (see Table of wash cycles), the corresponding LED flashes rapidly 3 times.

If an option is selected which is incompatible with another option or wash cycle selected previously, the incompatible option light will flash 3 times and switches off, while the most recently selected setting remains lit.

To deselect an option which has been set by mistake, press the corresponding button again.

* Only available in selected models.


Half load*

If there are not many dishes to be washed, a half load cycle may be used in order to save water, electricity and detergent. Select the wash cycle and press the HALF LOAD button: the indicator light will illuminate.

Remember to halve the amount of detergent.

It is better to use powder detergent in this case.

This option is incompatible with the following wash cycle: Fast/Speed wash.

Delayed start*

It is possible to delay the start time of the wash cycle by 3, 6 or 9 hours.

1:After selecting the desired wash cycle and any other options, press the DELAYED START button. the indicator light will illuminate.

2:Select the desired delay time by pressing the Delayed Start button repeatedly; the wash phase (3 hours), the drying phase (6 hours) and end (9 hours) indicator lights will illuminate in succession.

If the Delayed Start button is pressed again, the option is deselected and the indicator light switches off.

3. The countdown will begin once the Start/Pause button has been pressed. The selected delay period indicator light flashes and the Start/Pause button stops flashing (the light becomes fixed instead).

3. Once this time has elapsed, the DELAYED START

indicator light switches off and the wash cycle begins.

The Delayed Start function cannot be set once a wash cycle has been started.

Multi-functional tablets*


This option optimises washing and drying results. When using multi-functional tablets, press the MULTIFUNCTIONAL TABLETS button. The corresponding indicator light will illuminate. The “Multi-functional tablets” option results in the lengthening of the wash cycle.

The MULTI-FUNCTIONAL TABLETS option remains set for subsequent wash cycles if it is not deselected.

The use of tablets is only recommended when the MULTI-FUNCTIONAL TABLETS option is available.

This option is not recommended for use with wash cycles which do not specify the use of multi-functional tablets (see Table of options).

Table of options











Super Wash








Daily A 60












Fast Wash/Speed 25’








* Only available in selected models.


Wash cycles

If the crockery is only lightly soiled or if it has been rinsed with water before being placed in the


dishwasher, reduce the amount of detergent used accordingly.














The number and type of wash cycles and options may vary depending on the dishwasher model.

































Wash cycle






Wash cycle selection

Wash cycle


(A) = compartment A









(B) = compartment B







































Hrs. Min.




















Heavily soiled dishes and

















pans (not to be used for




30 g (A)


30 ml (A)


1 (A)



























delicate items).

Super Wash



















































Normally soiled pans and




25 g (A)


25 ml (A)











dishes. Standard daily






1 (A)












5 g (B)


5 ml (B)






wash cycle.










































Limited quantity of daily


































(4 place settings + 1




25 g (A)


25 ml (A)


1 (A)







saucepan +1 frying pan).

Daily A 60































Pre-wash for dishes while

















awaiting completion of the

















load with the dishes from















the next meal.































































wash cycle with low energy




25 g (A)


25 ml (A)











consumption levels,






1 (A)









suitable for pans and


5 g (B)


5 ml (B)
















































Economic and fast wash to

















be used for lightly soiled

















dishes. (Run cycle

















immediately after use) (2

















plates + 2 glasses + 4




25 g (A)


25 ml (A)


1 (A)



0:25’ - 0:35’





pieces of cutlery + 1

















saucepan + 1 small frying














































Economic and fast wash for

















delicate items which are

















sensitive to high

















temperatures. (Run cycle




30 g (A)


30 ml (A)


1 (A)













immediately after use) (12






























glasses + delicate plates).





























To make it easier to measure out the detergent, it is worth remembering that:

1 tablespoon = 15 gr. of powder = approximately 15 ml of liquid - 1 teaspoon = 5 gr. of powder = approximately 5 ml of liquid

Optimum performance levels when using the "Daily A 60 wash" and "Fast wash/Speed 25’" cycles can be achieved by observing the maximum amounts of crockery specified.

* The Eco wash cycle adheres to the regulation EN-50242. Although it has a longer duration than other wash cycles it uses less energy and is les harmful to the environment.

Note for Test Laboratories: for information relating to comparative EN testing conditions, please send an email to the following address:


Rinse aid and refined salt

Only use products which have been specifically designed for dishwashers. Do not use table salt or industrial salt, or washing up liquid.

Follow the instructions given on the packaging.

If using a multi-functional product it is not necessary to add rinse aid; however, we recommend that you add salt, especially if you live in an area where the water is hard or very hard. Follow the instructions given on the packaging.

If you do not add salt or rinse aid, the LOW SALT* and LOW RINSE AID* indicator lights remain lit.

Measuring out the rinse aid

Rinse aid makes it easier for the crockery to dry, as water runs off surfaces more readily and therefore does not leave streaks or marks.

The rinse aid dispenser should be filled:

• When the LOW RINSE AID* indicator light on the control panel is illuminated;


1. Open the dispenser by


turning the lid (G) in an

anticlockwise direction.



2. Pour in the rinse aid, making


sure it does not overflow from


the dispenser. If this happens,

F clean the spill immediately with a


dry cloth.


3. Screw the lid back on.



NEVER pour the rinse aid

directly into the appliance tub.

Adjusting the amount of rinse aid

If you are not completely satisfied with the drying results, you may adjust the quantity of rinse aid used. Use a screwdriver to turn the dosage adjuster (F) to one of the 6 pre-set positions (the default position is set to 4):

If there are streaks on the crockery, set the adjustment device to a lower number (1-3).

If drops of water remain on the crockery or if there are limescale marks present after the cycle has finished, set the adjuster to a higher number (4-6).

Setting the water hardness

Every dishwasher is equipped with a water softener which, by using refined salt designed especially for this type of appliance, supplies water without limescale which is then used to wash the crockery.

This dishwasher offers a setting which helps to reduce pollution and optimises washing performance in accordance with the water hardness level in your area. This information can be obtained from the organisation which supplies your household with water.

-Switch the machine off using the ON/OFF button and open the door.

-Set the SELECT WASH CYCLE knob first to wash cycle 5, then to wash cycle 1, then to wash cycle 5 again.

- Press the ON/OFF button; the wash cycle phase indicator

lights will flash. It is now possible to select the water hardness EN level. There is a water hardness level for every wash cycle:

E.g.: wash cycle 1, water hardness level 1

wash cycle 2, water hardness level 2, etc. etc., up to a maximum of five levels.

(The default water softener setting is level 3).

- To exit the function, wait approximately 30 seconds or switch off the machine using the ON/OFF button.

Even if using multi-functional tablets, the salt dispenser should still be filled.

Water Hardness Table















































For values between 0°f and 10°f, we do not recommend the use of salt.

* this setting may cause a slight increase in the duration of the cycle.

(°dH = hardness measured in German degrees - °f = hardness measured in French degrees - mmol/l = millimoles per litre)

Measuring out the refined salt

In order to achieve the best possible results using a wash cycle, make sure that the dispenser is never empty. Refined salt removes limescale from the water, thus avoiding the formation of deposits on crockery.

The salt dispenser is located in the lower part of the dishwasher (see Description) and should be filled:

When the green float* cannot be seen by simply looking at the cap of the salt dispenser.

When the LOW SALT* indicator light on the control panel is illuminated;

1.Remove the lower rack and unscrew the container cap (anticlockwise).

2.The first time you do this: fill the water tank right up to its edge.

3.Position the funnel* (see figure) and

fill the salt container right up to its edge (this should hold approximately 1 kg); it is not unusual for a little water to leak


4. Remove the funnel* and wipe any salt residue away from the opening; rinse the cap under running water and then screw it on, the head facing downwards so as to let the water flow out of the four cracks which are arranged in a star shape on the lower part of the cap. (the container cap with the green float*)

It is advisable to perform this procedure every time you add salt to the container.

Make sure the cap is screwed on tightly, so that no detergent can get into the container during the wash cycle (this could damage the water softener beyond repair).

When necessary, measure out the salt before a wash cycle so that any saline solution which has leaked out of the salt dispenser is removed.

* Only available in selected models.


Care and maintenance


Shutting off the water and electricity


Turn off the water tap after every wash cycle to avoid



Always unplug the appliance when cleaning it and


when performing maintenance work.

Cleaning the dishwasher

The external surfaces of the machine and the control


panel may be cleaned using a non-abrasive cloth


which has been dampened with water. Do not use


solvents or abrasive products.

Any marks on the inside of the appliance may be


removed using a cloth dampened with water and a


little vinegar.

Clean the water inlet filter at the tap outlet regularly.

-Turn off the water tap.

-Unscrew the end of the water inlet hose, remove the filter and clean it carefully under running water.

-Replace the filter and screw the water hose back into position.

Cleaning the filters

The filter assembly consists of three filters which remove food residues from the washing water and then recirculate the water. They should be cleaned if you wish to achieve the best results in every wash.

Clean the filters regularly.

The dishwasher should not be used without filters, or if the filter is loose.

Preventing unpleasant odours

Always keep the door of the appliance ajar in order to avoid moisture from forming and being trapped inside the machine.

Clean the seals around the door and detergent dispensers regularly using a damp sponge. This will avoid food becoming trapped in the seals, which is the main cause behind the formation of unpleasant odours.

• After several washes, check the filter assembly and if necessary clean it thoroughly under running water, using a non-metallic brush and following the instructions below:

1.Turn the cylindrical filter C in an anti-clockwise direction and pull it out (fig. 1).

2.Remove the cup filter B by exerting a slight pressure on the side flaps (fig. 2).

3.Slide out the stainless steel plate filter A (fig. 3).

4.Inspect the trap and remove any food residue. NEVER REMOVE the wash cycle pump (black detail) (fig. 4).

Cleaning the sprayer arms



Food residue may become encrusted onto the sprayer



arms and block the holes used to spray the water. It is



therefore recommended that the arms are checked from



time to time and cleaned with a small non-metallic










The two sprayer arms may both be removed.





To remove the upper sprayer





arm, rotate the locking ring in



an anti-clockwise direction.



The upper sprayer arm should



be replaced with the holes



facing upwards.



The lower sprayer arm can be



removed by pressing on the





side tabs and pulling it




After cleaning the filters, replace the filter assembly and



fix it in position correctly; this is essential for maintaining


the efficient operation of the dishwasher.

Cleaning the water inlet filter*

Leaving the machine unused for

extended periods

If the water hoses are new or have not been used for an

• Disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply

extended period of time, let the water run to make sure it


and shut off the water tap.

is clear and free of impurities before performing the




necessary connections. If this precaution is not taken,

• Leave the door of the appliance ajar.


the water inlet could become blocked and damage the

When you return, run a wash cycle when the



dishwasher is empty.




* Only available in selected models.


Precautions and advice

The appliance was designed and manufactured in compliance with current international safety standards. The following information has been provided for safety reasons and should therefore be read carefully.

General safety

The appliance was designed for domestic use inside the home and is not intended for commercial or industrial use.

The appliance must be used by adults only, to wash domestic crockery according to the instructions in this manual.

The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even in covered areas. It is extremely dangerous to leave the machine exposed to rain and storms.

Do not touch the appliance when barefoot.

When unplugging the appliance always pull the plug from the mains socket, do not pull on the cable.

The water supply tap must be shut off and the plug should be removed from the electrical socket before cleaning the appliance or carrying out any maintenance work.

If the appliance breaks down, do not under any circumstances touch the internal parts in an attempt to carry out the repair work yourself.

Never touch the heating element.

Do not lean or sit on the open door of the appliance: this may cause the appliance to overturn.

The door should not be left open as it may create a dangerous obstacle.

The packaging material should not be used as a toy: it can become a choking or suffocation hazard.

If your family includes children:

DO NOT allow children to play with the appliance or tamper with its controls.

Keep detergents and rinse aids away from children.

Keep children away from the open door of a dishwasher, there could still be some detergent left inside.

Disposal of old electrical appliances


The European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), requires that old household electrical appliances must not be disposed of in the normal unsorted municipal waste stream. Old appliances must be collected separately in order to optimise the recovery and recycling of the materials they contain and reduce the impact on human health and the environment. The crossed out "wheeled bin" symbol on the product reminds you of your obligation, that when you dispose of the appliance it must be separately collected.

Consumers should contact their local authority or retailer for information concerning the correct disposal of their old appliance.

Saving energy and respecting the environment

Saving water and energy

Only start a wash cycle when the dishwasher is full. While waiting for the dishwasher to be filled, prevent unpleasant odours with the Soak cycle (see Wash Cycles).

Select a wash cycle that is suited to the type of crockery and to the soil level of the crockery using the Wash cycle table:

-for dishes with a normal soil level, use the Eco wash cycle, which guarantees low energy and water consumption levels.

-if the load is smaller than usual activate the Half load* option (see Start-up and use).

If your electricity supply contract gives details of electricity saving time bands, run wash cycles during the periods when a lower tariff is applied. The Delayed start* button (see Start-up and use) helps you organise the wash cycles accordingly.

* Only available in selected models.


Phosphate-free and chlorine-free detergents

EN containing enzymes

We strongly recommend that you use detergents that do not contain phosphates or chlorine, as these products are harmful to the environment.

Enzymes provide a particularly effective action at temperatures around 50°C, and as a result detergents containing enzymes can be used in conjunction with low-temperature wash cycles in order to achieve the same results as a normal 65°C wash cycle.

To avoid wasting detergent, use the product in appropriate quantities based on the manufacturer’s recommendations, the hardness of the water and the soil level and quantity of the crockery. Even if they are biodegradable, detergents contain substances that may alter the balance of nature.

Recycling & Disposal Information

As part of Hotpoint's continued commitment to helping the environment, Hotpoint reserves the right to use quality recycled components to keep down customer costs and minimise material wastage. Please dispose of packaging and old appliances carefully.

To minimise risk of injury to children, remove the door, plug and cut mains cable off flush with the appliance. Dispose of these parts separately to ensure that the appliance can no longer be plugged into a mains socket and the door cannot be locked shut.

* Only available in selected models.



Whenever the appliance fails to work, check for a solution from the following list before calling for Assistance (see














Possible causes / Solutions:







The dishwasher does not start.

• Th e pl u g h as n ot b e en i ns e r ted i nto t he el ec tric al s oc k et pr op erly, or





ther e is n o p ow er in t he h o u s e .




• Th e dis hw as h er d oor h as n o t b ee n s h ut pro perl y .




A d ela y ed s t art h as be e n p r ogr am m ed ( s ee S tart - u p a nd us e ) .








No water drains out from the

Th e dis hw as h er c yc le has n ot yet fi nis h e d .




Th e w ater i nlet h os e is b en t (s ee Ins tall ati on ) .







• Th e dr ai n d uc t is bloc k e d .




• Th e filter is c lo gg ed u p w it h fo od r es id ues .








The dishwasher makes

Th e dis hes are r attlin g a g a i ns t eac h ot h er or a g ains t t he s pra yer arm s .



excessive noise.

A n e xc es s ive am ou nt of fo a m h as b e en pro d uc e d: th e det erg e nt h as n ot








be e n m e as ur e d o ut c orrec t l y or it is n ot s uita bl e for u s e in dis hw as h ers





(s ee S t art - u p a n d us e) .








The dishes and glasses are

Th e le v el of t he r efin e d s al t is low or th e dos ag e s etti ng is n ot s uit e d to



covered in a white film or


the har d nes s of t he w at er ( s ee R i ns e aid a nd s alt ) .



limescale deposits.




Th e lid o n th e s alt dis pe ns e r is not c los ed pr op erly .







Th e rins e ai d h as b e en us e d u p or t he d os a ge is to o l ow .




Th e c roc k ery is m ad e fro m no n- s tic k m ateri al .








The dishes and glasses are

Th e rins e ai d d os a g e is too hig h .



streaked or have a bluish tinge.










The crockery has not been

A w as h c yc le w ith o ut a dryi n g pro gra m m e h as b ee n s e lec te d .



dried properly.

Th e rins e ai d h as b e en us e d u p or t he d os a ge is to o l ow ( s e e R i ns e aid








an d s alt ) .




Th e rins e ai d dis pe ns er s et t ing is n ot hig h e n ou g h .








The dishes are not clean.

Th e rac k s are o verl oa d ed ( s ee Lo adi n g th e rac k s ) .




Th e c roc k ery h as n ot b ee n arra ng e d w ell .




Th e s pr ay er arm s c a n not m ov e fre el y .




Th e w as h c yc l e is too g entl e (s ee W as h c y c les ) .




A n e xc es s ive am ou nt of fo a m h as b e en pro d uc e d: th e det erg e nt h as n ot





be e n m e as ur e d o ut c orrec t ly or it is n ot s uita bl e for u s e in dis hw as h ers





(s ee S t art - u p a n d us e) .




Th e lid o n th e rins e ai d c o m p artm e nt h as n ot b e en s h ut c orrec tly .




• Th e filter is dirt y or bloc k e d (s ee C ar e a n d ma int en a n c e ) .




Th e refi ne d s alt l e vel is lo w (s ee R i ns e ai d a n d s alt ) .








The dishwasher does not take

Th ere is n o w at er in t he m a ins s u ppl y .



any water in/Tap shut-off alarm

Th e w ater i nlet h os e is b en t (s ee Ins tall ati on) .







Tur n o n th e t ap an d t he ap plia nc e w ill s tart aft er a f e w m in utes .



(the Salt, Rinse Aid, Drying and

Th e a p plia nc e is loc k e d b ec aus e n o ac ti on w as tak en w h e n th e S alt a n d



End indicator lights flash).


R ins e A id i n dic at or lig hts w ere fl as hi ng . S w itc h off th e m ac hi ne us in g th e





O N /O FF butt on, t urn o n th e ta p a n d s w itc h th e m ac hi ne b ac k on after 20





s ec on ds b y pr es s in g th e s a m e b utt on . R e- pro gra m m e the m ac hi n e a n d





res tart th e w as h c yc l e .








Water loading solenoid valve

S w itc h off th e a p plia nc e by pres s in g th e O N /O F F b utt on a nd s w itc h it



malfunction alarm


bac k o n aft er a m in ute . If t h e al arm c o ntin ues , s h ut of f the w at er ta p to



(the Salt, Rinse Aid and Drying





elim i nat e th e ris k of flo odi n g, rem o ve t he pl ug fr om th e el ec tric al s oc k et



indicator lights flashes).





an d c o ntac t A s s is ta nc e .












Water inlet hose alarm/Water

S w itc h off th e a p plia nc e b y pres s in g t he O N /O FF bu tton . S h ut off t he



inlet filter blocked.


w at er ta p to elim i nat e th e r i s k of floo din g a n d rem o ve the plu g fro m th e



(the Salt, Rinse Aid, Washing,


elec tric al s oc k et . M ak e s ure th e w ater i nlet filt er h as not bec om e bl oc k e d



Drying and End indicator lights


by v ario us im p urities . (s e e “ C are a nd m ai nte n anc e ” c h apt er) .





















After Sales Service

After Sales Service


No one is better placed to care for your Hotpoint appliance during the course of its working life than us - the manufacturer.

Essential Contact Information

Hotpoint Service

We are the largest service team in Europe offering you access to 400 skilled telephone advisors and 1100 fully qualified engineers on call to ensure you receive fast, reliable, local service.

UK: 08709 066 066

Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413

Please note: Our advisors will require the following information:

Model number:

Serial number:

Parts and Accessories

We supply a full range of genuine replacement parts as well as accessory products that protect and hygienically clean your appliance to keep it looking good and functioning efficiently throughout its life.

UK: 08709 077 077

Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413

Appliance Registration

We want to give you additional benefits of Hotpoint ownership. To activate your free 5 year parts guarantee you must register your appliance with us.

UK: 0870 6092094

Republic of Ireland: 01 230 0800

Indesit Company UK Ltd. Morley Way,

Peterborough, PE2 9JB

Indesit Company Unit 49 Airways Industrial

Estate,Dublin 17



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.

Guarantee terms and conditions

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.

-The appliance is used only on the electricity or gas supply printed on the rating plate.

-The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only.

-The appliance has not been altered, serviced, maintained, dismantled, or otherwise

interfered with by any person not authorised by us.

The guarantee does not cover:

-Damage resulting from transportation, improper use, neglect or interference or as a result of improper installation.

-Replacement of any consumable item or accessory.These include but are not limited to: plugs,cables, batteries, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and starters, covers and filters.

-Replacement of any removable parts made of glass or plastic.


5 Year Parts Guarantee

Hotpoint also offers you a free 5 year parts EN guarantee. This additional guarantee is conditional

on you registering your appliance with us and the parts being fitted by one of our authorised engineers. There will be a charge for our engineer's time. To activate the extra parts warranty on your appliance, simply call our registration line on 0870 6092094 (ROI 01 230 0800).

Extended Guarantees

We offer a selection of repair protection plans that enable you to fully cover yourself against the expense of repair bills for the life of your policy. To find the ideal plan for you please call our advice line on 08709 088 088 (ROI 01 230 0233).

Free Helpdesk Service

We have a dedicated team who can provide free advice and assistance with your appliance if you experience any technical difficulties within the first 90 days of ownership. Simply call our Hotpoint Service Hotline on 08709 066 066 (ROI 0818 313 413) for telephone assistance, or, where necessary, to arrange for an engineer to call. If we cannot resolve the technical problem we will replace your machine or, if you prefer, give you your money back.








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