Indesit DIF 1614 User Manual

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Operating instructions


English, 1



Installation, 2-3-4

Positioning and levelling

Connecting the water and electricity supplies Advice regarding the first wash cycle Technical data

Ecodesign Regulation Electrical connection


Description of the appliance, 5


Overall view


Control panel

DIF 1614

Loading the racks, 6

Lower rack

Cutlery basket

Upper rack

Start-up and use, 7

Starting the dishwasher

Measuring out the detergent

Wash options

Wash cycles, 8

Table of wash cycles

Rinse aid and refined salt, 9

Measuring out the rinse aid

Measuring out the refined salt

Care and maintenance, 10

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, 11

General safety


Saving energy and respecting the environment

Troubleshooting, 12

Guarantee, 13

After Sales Service, 14





Keep this instruction manual in a safe place for 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



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.

This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar applications such as:

-staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working environments;

-farm houses;

-by clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments;

-bed and breakfast type environments.

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. 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.

Connecting the water and electricity 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.

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

Do not use old hoses.

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

Connecting the water inlet hose

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 supplied 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 After Sales Service).

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

The hose should not be bent or compressed.

Connecting the water outlet hose

Connect the outlet hose (without bending it) to a drain duct with a minimum diameter of 4 cm.

The outlet hose must be at a height ranging from 40 to 80 cm from the floor / surface where the dishwasher rests (A). Before connecting the water outlet hose to the sink drain, remove the plastic plug (B).

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 antiflooding 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.

* Only available in selected models.


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 chapter entitled 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 After Sales Service)

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

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 which 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

Dimensions height 82 cm depth 57 cm


14 standard place-settings



Water supply

0,05 ÷ 1MPa (0.5 ÷ 10 bar)


7,25 – 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




-2006/95/EC (Low Voltage)


-2004/108/EC (Electromagnetic




-2005/32/EC (Comm. Reg.


1275/2008) (Ecodesign)


-97/17/EC (Labelling)


-2002/96/EC (WEEE)


ECO wash cycle is the standard cycle to which the energy label data refers; this cycle can be used to wash crockery with a normal soil level and is the most efficient in terms of energy and water consumption for this type of crockery. To reduce consumption even further, only run the dishwasher when it is full.

Standby consumption: Left-on mode consumption: 3 W – Off mode consumption: 1,3 W Consumption data table for the main cycles


Standard conditions*



User conditions**











Energy consumption

Water consumption


Energy consumption

Water consumption























*Cycle data refers to the values recorded in a laboratory, in accordance with European standard EN 50242.

**Data is obtained by recording values when the appliance is operational and loaded with user crockery.


Electrical Connection


Electrical Connection

If your appliance is supplied with a 13 amp. fused plug it



can be plugged into a 13 amp socket for immediate use.



Before using the appliance please read the instruction

















Replacing the fuse:


When replacing a faulty fuse, a 13 amp ASTA approved


fuse to BS 1362 should always be used, and the fuse


cover re-fitted. If the fuse cover is lost, the plug must not


be used until a replacement is obtained.


Replacemente fuse covers:


If a replacement fuse cover is fitted, it must be of the


correct colours as indicated by the coloured marking or


the colour that is embossed in words on the base of the


plug. Replacements can be obtained directly from your


nearest Service Depot.

Removing the plug:

Ifyour appliance has a non-rewireable moulded plug and you should wish to remove it to re-route the mains cable through partitions, units etc., please esure that either:

- the plug is replaced by a fused 13 amp re-wireable plug bearing the BSI mark of approval


-the mains cable is wired directly into a 13 amp cable outlet, controlled by a switch, (in compliance with BS

5733) which is accessible without moving the appliance.

Disposing of the plug:

Ensure that before disposing of the plug itself, you make the pins unusable so that it cannot be accidentally inserted into a socket.

Instruction for connecting cable to an altenative plug:

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

Green & Yellow

- Earth


- Neutral


- Live


- Once the appliance has been installed, the electrical plug and socket should remain accessible.

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

As the colours of the wires in the mains lead may not correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminal in your plug, proceed as follows:

connect Green & Yellow wire to terminal market “E” or coloured Green or Green & Yellow.

Connect Brown wire to terminal marked “L” or coloured Red.

Connect Blue wire to terminal marked “N” or coloured Black.

If a 13 amp plug (BS 1363) is used it must be fitted with a 13 amp fuse. A15 amp plug must be protected by a 15 amp fuse, either in the plug or adaptor or at the distribution board.

If you are in any doubt about the electrical supply to your machine, consult a qualified electrician before use.

How to connect an alternative plug:

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




“LIVE” (“L”)


“EARTH” (“E”) or





















Disposing of the appliance:

When disposing of the appliance please remove the plug by cutting the mains cable as close as possible to the plug body and dispose of it as described above.


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


Select wash


Low Salt


cycle button








indicator light*














indicator light



Wash cycle indicator lights









































































































































Low Rinse Aid

indicator light*


***Only in completely built-in models. * Only available in selected models.

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


Loading the racks

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

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

Lower rack and cutlery basket

The lower rack can hold pans, lids, plates, salad bowls, cutlery, etc. Large plates and lids should ideally be placed at the sides of the rack.

Several 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 saucepans, salad bowls and frying pans.

The type of cutlery basket may vary (modular or non-modular) according to the dishwasher model. The non-modular basket must only be positioned at the front of the lower rack.

Both are fitted with grilles over the top, for improved cutlery arrangement.

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.

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

Upper rack

Load this rack with delicate and lightweight crockery: glasses, cups, saucers and shallow salad bowls.

Adjustable position tip-up compartments

The tip-up compartments can be positioned at different heights, to optimise the arrangement of crockery throughout the rack. Wine glasses can be

placed safely in the tip-up

compartments, by inserting

the stem of each glass into the corresponding slots.

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 raise 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 Dual Space 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.

Items that should not be washed in the dishwasher

Wooden items, objects with wooden or horn handles or gluedon parts.

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

Items made from plastic material which is not heat-resistant.

Antique or hand-painted porcelain.

Antique silver. Silver that 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.


Start-up and use

Starting the dishwasher

1.Turn the water tap on.

2.Open the door and press the ON/OFF button: you will hear a short beep and the ON/OFF and wash cycle indicator lights switch on for a few seconds.

3.Measure out the detergent (see below).

4.Load the racks (see chapter entitled Loading the racks).

5.Select the wash cycle in accordance with the type of crockery and its soil level (see Table of wash cycles), by pressing the SELECT WASH CYCLE button; the indicator light corresponding to the selected wash cycle will switch on.

7.Start the wash cycle by shutting the door: after a few seconds have passed, a long beep signals the start of the wash cycle.

8.Two short beeps and one long one indicate the end of the wash cycle and the indicator light corresponding to the wash cycle flashes slowly. Open the door, switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button, shut off the water tap 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.

- The machine will switch off automatically during certain periods of inactivity, in order to minimise electricity consumption.

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: open the door, taking care to avoid the escaping steam, and press and hold the ON/OFF button; the machine will switch off with a long beep. Switch the machine back on using the ON/OFF button and select the new wash cycle using the SELECT WASH CYCLE button; start the cycle by closing the door.

Adding extra crockery

Without switching off the machine, open the door, taking care to avoid the escaping steam, and place the crockery inside the dishwasher. Close the door: the cycle starts from the point at which it was interrupted.

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 the electricity supply is restored.

Measuring out the detergent

A good wash result also depends on the correct EN 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 D.

2. Pour in the detergent after

consulting the Table of wash


• 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.

* 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.

























(A) = compartment A



Wash cycle selection



















(B) = compartment B



Wash cycle




























































Hrs. Min.
















Environmentally-friendly wash
















cycle with low energy









29 g (A)

29 ml (A)






consumption levels, suitable for










1 (A)




1. Eco*

6 g (B)

6 ml (B)


pans and dishes.





























Normally soiled pans and dishes.









29 g (A)

29 ml (A)

















Standard daily wash cycle.










1 (A)










6 g (B)

6 ml (B)



2. Normal






























Pre-wash for dishes while
















awaiting completion of the load
















with the dishes from the next

















3. Soak
























Heavily soiled dishes and pans
















(not to be used for delicate









35 g (A)

35 ml (A)


1 (A)























4. Intensive
































Economic and fast wash to be
















used for lightly soiled dishes.
















(Run cycle immediately after use)
















(2 plates + 2 glasses + 4 pieces









25 g (A)

25 ml (A)


1 (A)




of cutlery + 1 saucepan + 1 small
















frying pan).

5. Rapide
























Economic and fast wash for
















delicate items which are sensitive
















to high temperatures. (Run cycle









35 g (A)

35 ml (A)


1 (A)













immediately after use) (glasses,










upper rack + delicate plates,































lower rack).

6. Crystal

























Optimum performance levels when using the "Rapide wash" cycle 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 detailed information relating to comparative EN testing conditions, please send an email to the following address:

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


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;



3. Screw the lid back on.

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, clean the spill immediately with a dry cloth.

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.

-Open the door and switch on the machine by pressing the ON/ OFF button.

-Press the P button and hold for approximately 5 seconds; two short beeps will sound and the indicator light corresponding to the set degree of hardness will flash slowly on the control panel

(the water softening system is set to number 3).

E.g. Hardness level 1 (1st cycle indicator light flashing)

Hardness level 2 (1st cycle indicator light ON, 2nd cycle indicator

light flashing) EN Hardness level 3 (1st and 2nd cycle indicator lights ON, 3rd cycle

indicator light flashing etc) up to maximum 5 levels.

-Press the P button repeatedly until the desired hardness level has been reached (1-2-3-4-5* see Water hardness table).

-To exit the function, wait approximately few seconds or press

*button, or switch off the machine using the ON/another option

OFF button.

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

Water Hardness Table


Average salt container


capacity duration**













- 6

0 - 10

0 - 1

7 months


6 - 11

11 - 20

1,1 - 2

5 months



- 17

21 - 30

2,1 - 3

3 months



- 34

31 - 60

3,1 - 6

2 months



- 50

61 - 90

6,1 - 9

2/3 weeks

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 cycles. ** for 1 wash cycle per day.

(°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


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 out.

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. (Salt cap with 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



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.

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 brush.

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



The lower sprayer arm can be

removed by pressing on the side

tabs and pulling it upwards.

Cleaning the water inlet filter*

If the water hoses are new or have not been used for an extended period of time, let the water run to make sure it is clear and free of impurities before performing the necessary connections. If this precaution is not taken, the water inlet could become blocked and damage the dishwasher.

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


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.

• 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).





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.

Leaving the machine unused for extended periods

Disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply and shut off the water tap.

Leave the door of the appliance ajar.

When you return, run a wash cycle when the dishwasher is empty.

* Only available in selected models.


Precautions and advice

This 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

This appliance is not intended for use by persons (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.

Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.

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 in accordance with 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 perform 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.

Keep detergent and rinse aid out of reach of children.

The packaging material should not be used as a toy.

Saving energy and respecting the



Saving water and energy

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

Select a wash cycle which is suited to the type of crockery and to the soil level of the crockery using the

Table of wash cycles:

-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.

Phosphate-free and chlorine-free detergents 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 crockery to be washed. Even if they are biodegradable, detergents contain substances which may alter the balance of nature.


Disposal of packaging materials: observe local legislation so that the packaging may be reused.

The European Directive 2002/96/EC relating to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) states that household appliances should not be disposed of using the normal solid urban waste cycle. Exhausted appliances should be collected separately in order to optimise the cost of re-using and recycling the materials inside the machine, while preventing potential damage to the atmosphere and to public health. The crossedout dustbin is marked on all products to remind the owner of their obligations regarding separated waste collection. For further information relating to the correct disposal of household appliances, owners may contact the relevant public authority or the local appliance dealer.

* Only available in selected models.











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


























Possible causes / Solutions:











The dishwasher does not start or

• Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button, switch it back on after





cannot be controlled

approximately one minute and reset the program.






• The appliance has not been plugged in properly.






• The dishwasher door has not been shut properly.











The door won’t close

• The lock was released. Strongly push the door until a “clacking” noise is heard.











No water drains out from the

• The dishwasher cycle has not yet finished.






• The water inlet hose is bent (see Installation).






• The drain duct is blocked.






• The filter is clogged up with food residues.











The dishwasher makes excessive

• The dishes are rattling against each other or against the sprayer arms.






• An excessive amount of foam has been produced: the detergent has not been






measured out correctly or it is not suitable for use in dishwashers (see Start-up






and use).











The dishes and glasses are

• The level of the refined salt is low or the dosage setting is not suited to the





covered in a white film or

hardness of the water (see Rinse aid and salt).





limescale deposits.

• The lid on the salt dispenser is not closed properly.






• The rinse aid has been used up or the dosage is too low.











The dishes and glasses are

• The rinse aid dosage is too high.





streaked or have a bluish tinge.












The crockery has not been dried

• A wash cycle without a drying program has been selected.






• The rinse aid has been used up or the dosage is too low (see Rinse aid and












• The rinse aid dispenser setting is not suitable.






• The crockery is made from non-stick material or plastic.











The dishes are not clean.

• The racks are overloaded (see Loading the racks).






• The crockery has not been arranged well.






• The sprayer arms cannot move freely.






• The wash cycle is too gentle (see Wash cycles).






• An excessive amount of foam has been produced: the detergent has not been






measured out correctly or it is not suitable for use in dishwashers (see Start-up






and use).






• The lid on the rinse aid compartment has not been shut correctly.






• The filter is dirty or blocked (see Care and maintenance).






• The refined salt level is low (see Rinse aid and salt).











The dishwasher does not take any

• There is no water in the mains supply.





water in - Tap shut-off alarm

• The water inlet hose is bent (see Installation).





(several short beeps* are emitted)

• Turn on the tap and the appliance will start after a few minutes.





(the 2 (Normal) and 3 (Soak) WASH

• The appliance lock has been activated because no action was taken when the





CYCLES indicator lights flash).

beeps* sounded.






Switch off the appliance using the ON/OFF button, turn on the tap and switch






the appliance back on after 20 seconds by pressing the same button. Re-






program the appliance and restart the wash cycle.











Water inlet hose alarm / Water inlet

• Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button. Shut off the water tap





filter blocked

to eliminate the risk of flooding and remove the plug from the electrical socket.





(the 1 ECO), the 2 (Normal) and the

Make sure the water inlet filter has not become blocked by impurities (see “Care





3 (Soak) WASH CYCLES indicator

and maintenance” chapter).





lights flash).









* Only available in selected models.












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.

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.

-Any repair work must be undertaken by us or our appointed agent.

-Any parts removed during repair work or any appliance that is replaced become our property.

-The appliance is used in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.

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 included but 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

Indesit also offers you a free 5 year parts 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

08448 24 24 24 (Republic of Ireland 01 230 0800)

Extended Guarantees

We offer a selection of 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 08448 226 226

(Republic of Ireland 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 Indesit Service Hotline on 08448 224 224 (Republic of Ireland 0818 313 413) for telephone assistance, or, where necessary, to arrange for an engineer to call.


After Sales Service


After Sales Service

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

Essential Contact Information

Indesit Service

We are the largest service team in the UK and Ireland offering you access to 400 skilled telephone advisors and 1000 fully qualified engineers on call to ensure you receive fast, reliable, local service.

UK: 08448 224 224

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: 08448 225 225

Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413

Appliance Registration

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

UK: 08448 24 24 24

Republic of Ireland: 01 230 0800

Indesit Company UK Ltd. Morley Way, Peterborough, PE2 9JB

Indesit Company Unit 49 Airways Industrial Estate, Dublin 17

Recycling and Disposal Information

As part of Indesit’s continued commitment to helping the environment, Indesit 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 the risk of injury to children, remove the door, plug, and cut the mains cable off flush with the appliance. Dispose of these parts separately to ensure that the appliance can no longer be plugged into mains socket, and the door cannot be locked shut.





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