Ariston Thermo AW 125 manual

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  • Brand: Ariston Thermo
  • Product: Washing Machine
  • Model/name: AW 125
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

Page: 0
User guide
Description, 2
Important Safety Instructions, 3-4
Your safety and that of your family
Warnings about installation
Technical details
Unpacking, Installation, 5-6-7-8-9
Unpacking and levelling
Remove the shipping bolts
Water and Electric connections
Final Installation Checklist
Washing Machine Description
and Option Modifiers, 10-11
Control panel
Washing Options
Variable spin
Variable temperature
Programs, 12
Program table
Detergent Dispenser and Tips, 13
Detergent dispenser
Before washing
Bleach cycle
Cashmere Platinum
Starting a Wash Program
and Washcare Tips, 14-15-16-17-18
Laundry preparation
Washcare tips and understanding fabriccare labels
Operating the washing machine
Starting a program
Typical wash loads
Stain removal chart
Care and Maintenance, 19
Cutting off the water or electricity supply
Cleaning the appliance
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer
Cleaning the door bowl and drum
Cleaning the pump
Checking the water inlet hose
Troubleshooting, 20-21
Service, 22
Before calling for Assistance
Warranties, 23
Ariston Statement of Warranties
AW 125
Français, 49
Español, #
Page: 1
Dispenser drawer
Interlocking door
and release lever
Front adjustable feet
Back feet
Four shipping bolts !
They must be removed BEFORE
you use your machine (see page 6)
Hot and Cold water
inlet points
Drainage hose
Power cord
! The machine was designed and built in
compliance with the appliance international
safety regulations.
The following information is provided for your
safety and should consequently be read
Control panel, pages 10-11
(• Varies by Model)
Program listing
• Please record the Model number
and Serial number of your machine
located behind the door for future
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Important Safety Instructions
Your washing machine has been built in compliance with the strictest international
safety regulations, to protect you and all your family.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using
your appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following:
1. Read all instructions before using the appliance.
2. Install and level the clothes washer on a floor that
can support the weight.
3. This appliance must be properly grounded. Never
plug the appliance cord into a receptable which is not
grounded adequately and in accordance with local and
national codes. See installation instructions for grounding
this appliance.
4. To avoid the possibility of fire or explosion:
- Do not wash articles that have been previously cleaned
in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry
cleaning solvents, other flammable, or exlosive
substances as they give off vapors that could ignite or
- Do not add gasoline, dry cleaning solvents, or other
flammable or explosive substances to the wash water.
These substances give off vapors that could ignite or
- Under certain conditions hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water system that has not been used
for 2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE.
If the hot water system has not been used for such a
period, before using a washing machine, turn on all hot
water faucets and let the water flow from each for
several minutes. This will release any accumulated
hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable do not smoke
or use an open flame during this time.
- To reduce the risk of fire, clothes, cleaning rags, mop
heads and the like which have traces of any flammable
substances, such as vegetable oil, petroleum based
oils or distillates, waxes, fats, etc. must not be placed in
the washing machine. These items may contain some
flammable substances after laundering, which may
smoke or catch fire by itself.
5. Always be sure to unplug the washing machine
from the electrical supply before attempting any service.
6. Do not insert/pull out the mains plug with wet hands.
Save these instructions
Congratulations on your new Ariston washing machine. This is a highly sophisticated engineered product that
will give you many years of satisfaction. Please spend a few moments reading the Owner Manual. This will
show you ways to best utilize your valuable purchase
7. Do not pull out the mains plug by tugging the cable.
To reduce the risk of fire or electrical shock, DO NOT use
an extension cord or an adapter to connect the washing
machine to the electrical power supply.
8. Caution when draining hot water.
9. The washing machine must only be used for its intended
10. Make sure that all water connections to the washing
machine have shut-off valve(s) and that they are readily
accessible. Close the washing machine shut-off valve(s) at
the end of each wash day.
Check the fill hose connections on a regular basis to assure
that they are tight and not leaking.
11. Do not allow children to play on or in the appliance.
Close supervision of children is necessary when the
appliance is used near children.
12. Before the appliance is removed from service or
discarded, remove the door.
13. Do not reach into the appliance if the tub or drum is
14. Do not install or store this appliance where it will be
exposed to the weather.
15. Do not tamper with controls.
16. Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or
attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in
the user-maintenance instructions or in published user-repair
instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry
17. Do not use fabric softeners or products to reduce static
unless recommended by the manufacturers of the fabric
softener product.
18. Do not machine wash fiberglass materials. Small
particles can stick to fabrics washed in following loads and
cause skin irritation.
19. Inlet hoses are subject to damage and deterioraton
over time. Check the hoses periodically for bulges, kinks,
cuts, wear or leaks and replace them every five years.
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As a result of technological progress, the manufacturer reserves the right to make any improvements to its
appliances without giving prior notice to its clientele.
* Additional clearances
for wall, door and floor
moldings maybe required.
INSTALLATION (Instructions)
The machine may be installed in a recessed area,
closet or alcove.
The installation spacing is in inches and is the minimum
Additional spacing should be considered for easy
installation, servicing and in compliance with local codes
or ordinances.
Other installation must use the minimum dimensions
indicated .
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1. Using scissors, cut
carefully along one
corner post to remove
the film.
2. Open the door, check
inside the drum and
remove the
accessories bags.
! Retain all packaging
material until
installation is
3. Lift of the polystyrene
top cap and remove the
four corner posts.
4. Carefully lay the left side
of the machine down
onto the top cap.
! We reccomend that
a second person help
to raise and lower
the machine.
5. Remove the polystyrene
check when
unpacking your
! This is the part of the
polystyrene base and should
have stayed intact when
you removed the base.
If it has broken off and is still
in the machine… remove
it… while the machine is still
laying on its side on the top
7. Stand the machine
Protect the environment
Please dispose of the
packaging material carefully
and considerately.
! Continue to read the rest
of these instructions
carefully; the following
pages contain important
information on installation
and troubleshooting.
! Keep this instruction book on hand in order to refer to it when necessary. Take it you when you move, and
should you sell this appliance or pass it on to an other party, make sure that this booklet is supplied along with
the appliance so that the new owner may be informed about warnings and suggestions on how the works.
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Remove the Shipping Bolts
Read these instructions to remove
the 4 shipping bolts (see
Description for location). Situated
on one either side of the rear
panel, All shipping bolts MUST
be removed before use.
! Failure to do so may cause
damage to your machine.
It is important the transit bolt and
spacer (see pic) come out intact.
1. Unscrew the bolt using a 13
mm wrench.
2. STOP when 3 threads can be
3. Hold, slide sideways and pull to
4. For safety, close the
holes left by removing the bolts.
Where you install your machine will affect its performance:
! For your safety and to comply with electrical
regulations, seek professional advice if you want to install
your machine in a bath or shower room.
• Make sure that the electrical socket and water taps are
easily accessible. You should switch off the machine's
electrical and water supplies when you are not using
it for extended periods.
• Make sure that you allow enough space for the
machine. Select a space at least 23.6” (60 cm) wide,
23.6” (60 cm) deep and 33.4” (85 cm) high. Also
leave enough space to open the door fully, so that you
can load and unload it easily.
• Where possible, the machine should be positioned on
a solid floor to minimise vibration.
Take care when you move the machine not to rip any
floor coverings. The weight of the machine may cause
indentations in some floor coverings.
Your machine will be noisy if the two front feet are not
adjusted so that the machine stands firm and level.
! The machine should be levelled from side to side and
from front to back.
1. Move your machine into its final location.
- Take care not to trap or kink the hoses.
2. Turn one or both front feet counter-clockwise by hand
until the feet cannot be turned any more.
When adjusting the feet, use a spirit level to check the
machine stands level, from side to side and from front to
If the floor is not perfectly level,
compensate for any unevenness
by tightening or loosening the
adjustable front feet (see figure);
the angle of inclination, measured
according to the worktop, must not
exceed 2°.
The spring on each foot will stop
them coming loose.
! If it is placed on a fitted or loose carpet, adjust the feet in
such a way as to allow enough room for ventilation beneath
the machine.
Did you know?
• …the shipping bolts are fitted to ensure that your machine is undamaged during delivery.
• ...both of the shipping bolts must be removed before using the machine, not doing so will lead to
excessive vibration, movement of the machine and could eventually lead to internal damage.
• ...the majority of problems with noisy machines are due to the shipping bolts not being removed,
closely followed by the feet not being adjusted correctly to level the machine.
• will be charged for a service engineers visit if a problem with your machine is caused by
incorrect installation or misuse.
! Packaging materials are
not children's toys.
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Water Connection
1. The washing machine must only be operated
with cold and hot (max. 140°F//60°C) tap water.
Do not connect the appliance to the mixer tap of an
unpressured hot-water boiler.
2. To prevent water damage, the hot and cold water
valves should be accessible when the washer is in
place and should always be turned off when the
washer is not in use.
! Remember: please use the new hoses supplied,
fitted to the machine. Old hoses may cause leaks due
to worn out washers or may be split due to water
Connecting the water inlet hoses
Included in the accessories supplied with the machine
are 2 inlet hoses. The straight end of these hoses should
be connected to the supply.
The 90° angled end of these hoses should be connected
to the inlet valves on the back of the machine to make a
water tight seal on each connection (see below figure).
The couplings should be tightened by hand, a tool should
only be used if a leak occurs. Do not use excessive
Repair or replacement of a part should be made only by
a qualified service technician to prevent personal injury or
damage to the machine. Inlet valves are color coded:
Red = Hot / White = Cold
1. Screw the cold water
fill hose (C blue connector)
onto the cold water supply
until tight.
2. Turn on the cold water
supply and check for
leaks, tighten if necessary.
3. Screw the hot water fill
hose (H red connector)
onto the hot water supply until tight.
4. Turn on the hot water supply and check for leaks,
tighten if necessary.
Drainage Connection
Standpipe Diameter/Capacity. Needs a 1 1/4 minimum
diameter standpipe with a minimum carry-away capacity of
7 gallons per minute.
Top of Standpipe. Must be between 25” - 34” inches (62-
86 cm) high measured from the bottom of the machine.
Outlet End of Drain Hose (provided with the unit).
Must be at least 20” above the bottom of the washer. An
air break must be available at the standpipe to avoid
siphoning. No more than 6” of the drain hose should be
inserted into the drain pipe to prevent siphoning.
! Although you may need to move the hooked end support
along the grey drainage hose,, DO NOT remove it.
! Whichever draining method you use, make sure that the
hooked end support is fixed level to, or above the
‘Plumbing Indicator Line’.
You should carefully position the drain hose to avoid
kinks and ensure proper drainage of the water.
The outlet end of the drain hose must be at least 25” (62
cm) above the base machine. At this point it’ s possible
for the water to be discharged into a sink or drain pipe, but
an air break must be available at this 24” height to prevent
the machine from syphoning (see figures page 8).
No more than 6” of the drain hose should be inserted
in the drain pipe.
• Make sure that the drain hose is not kinked and the
water flow has not been restricted.
• The machine must rest solid on a sturdy floor for
optimum performance and minimum vibration.
Hints and tips
! Make sure there are no kinks or bends in the
! The water pressure at the supply tap must be
within the values indicated in the Technical
details table (see table on page 4).
 Always use a new inlet hose.
 Check the water inlet hose at least once a year,
replace if cracked as worn hoses could split under
water pressure.
 Do not overtighten. The couplings should be
tightened by hand; a tool should only be used if a
leak occurs. Do not use excessive force.
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Floor Standpipe Drain
Top of standpipe must
be at least 25 inches (62
cm) high and no higher
than 34 inches (86 cm)
from the bottom of the
washer (A).
Wall Standpipe Drain
Top of standpipe must
be at least 25 inches
(62 cm) min.; 34 inches
(86 cm) max from end of
drain hose to bottom of
washer (B) (See figures
aside and below).
Sink Drainpipe Method
Entry into the sink drain
system must be above the
trap (see fig. aside ).
When routing the drain
hose through cabinets or
walls use aprotective
material such as
electrical duct tape to
cover sharp edges that
could damage the drain
hose. Use a suitable
clamp to secure the drain
hose to the “Y” branch or
the disposer. With a sink drainpipe system (see figures
aside and below), you may connect directly:
1) to a disposer by following the manufacturers
attachement method.
2) directly to a “Y” branch tail piece (Available at
most hardware stores).
3) through the floor to a separate trap. The trap
must be vented to prevent siphoning. To provide
proper venting , install an Air Gap Kit (available at
most hardware stores).
4) To the faucet using a Faucet Adapter Kit (available
separately). It will supply water from your faucet and
discharge water directly into your sink drain.
Under Sink Method
1. Cut the blocked end of
the under sink drainage
2. Fix the hooked end
supporta minimum of
620 mm from the floor.
3. Use a hose clip clamp
to securely attach the
grey drainage hose
end to the under sink
drainage unit using a
hose. clamp
620 mm
62 - 86 cm
25"-34" inches
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Electrical connection
Machine Voltage/Amperage - 120V, 60 Hz, 3 Amp.
Connection - 3-prong plug with 6’ cord is provided
with the machine.
Circuit/Protector - 3-wire single phase, 120V, 60 Hz, AC,
on a separate 15 Amp circuit.
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of malfunction,
or beakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock
by providing a path for electric current. This appliance is
equipped with a cord having an equipment grounding
conductor and grounding plug. Plug into an appropriate outlet
that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all
local codes and ordances. DO NOT modify the plug provided
with the applliance. If it will not fit the outlet, have a proper
outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
WARNING: Improper connection of the equipment-grounding
conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or serviceman if
you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is
properly grounded.
Attention !
For your own protection and to prevent accidents, injury
and fire, please read the following carefully before
installing the washer.
• Installation and grounding must be done in accordan-
ce with local codes and by a qualified installer.
Instalation instructions provided in this booklet are for
the installer’s reference.
• Washer MUST be installed on a strong, level floor and
in a protected dry and well-ventilated area close to a
power supply and drain outlet of sufficient capacity.
DO NOT install on carpet.
Important :
Installation on carpet floors will cause the machine to
vibrate and may result in excessive machine vibration
during the spin cycles and loss of performance.
• The washer should be plugged into a properly grounded
(3) prong electrical outlet capable of 120 Volt, 60 Hz, and
3 Amp. It shouldn’t be controlled by a wall switch or pull
cord which could be turned off accidentally. For your safety,
the third or round grounding prong must never be
• DO NOT install or store this appliance where it will be
exposed to weather or in an area where gasoline or other
flammables are stored.
Final installation checklist
• Instructions and Installalion Kit have been
removed from the tub.
• Shipping straps have been removed.
• Washer is plugged into electrical outlet and is
properly grounded.
• Water hoses are connected to the faucets with
inlet screens and washers
• Water is turned on and checked for leaks at
faucet and water valve connections.
• Drain hose is properly located into drain
facility and is not collapsed or damaged.
• Washer has been leveled.
• Test for proper operation by running the
washer through a complete cycle at max
• Shipping bolts removed.
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Washing machine description
Control panel AW 125 (NA)
Warning: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury, read the
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS, (see page 3) before operating this appliance.
Detergent dispenser
Program listing
Selector dial
Control panel features
Program Listing:To consult a straightforward chart of
the different programs available.
Option Buttons:To select the options available (see
Program Table and Option Modifiers).
Variable Temperature Dial: To modify the temperature
according the chosen programs *.
Variable Spin Speed Dial: To reduce the spin speed or
exclude the spin cycle completely.
On/Off Button: To turn the washing machine on and off.
Start/Cancel Button: To start the program or to cancel
it, if incorrect settings were selected.
Program Selector Dial: to select the wash programs.
The knob stays still during the cycle.
Status Indicator Lights: Show if the door is locked
(when lit, the door cannot be opened) and the stage of
the program that the machine has reached (wash,
rinse or spin).
If this LED is on, the appliance door is locked to prevent it
from being opened accidentally; to avoid any damages,
wait for the LED to flash before you open the appliance
! The rapid flashing of the ON-OFF/DOOR LOCK Led
together with the flashing of at least one other LED
indicates there is an abnormality. See page 20-21, and in
case Call for Technical Assistance.
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and Option Modifiers
Option modifiers
Use this option to select a more intensive wash and time program for the cotton (Heavy cotton, Regular cotton) and synthetics-
permanent press (Heavy synthetics, Regular Synthetics).
Pre-wash Button:
For heavily soiled loads, push this button to add an extra wash to any wash program (except 3-4-7-10-11 programs).
Easy Iron Button (Rinse Hold):
This option reduces the amount of creasing on fabrics, making them easier to iron.
Selecting this option the washing machine will reduce wash action and spin speed (max 600 rpm) for programs
5-6-7 and the machine will stop on the last rinse.
For the Silk program, the Soaking (stop with water) is carried out if the button Easy iron is pressed:
the washer will pause the cycle in the final rinse with laundry soaking in water.
The machine will stay in this state until the Start/Cancel button is pressed again.
Extra Rinse:
Additional rinse Increases the efficiency of the rinse (except programs 8-9-10-11).
Note: This function will carry out a full extra rinse to ensure maximum possible detergent removal.
Particularly useful for people with sensitive skin.
Variable Spin Speed Dial:
Use this option to reduce the spin speed below the maximum for the program you have chosen.
Note: The washing machine will automatically prevent you from selecting a spin speed higher than the maximum speed for
each program.
Variable Temperature Dial*.:
Use this knob to set your wash water temperature. Choose between COLD, WARM, HOT, AUTO or variations between.
*.Note: When you set the Dial on “Auto” the washing machine will load water either hot, warm or cold
according to the the chosen program, and anyhow at the higher level (of temperature) of the program.
Warning: Whether you select an option unsuitable to the chosen program the corresponding LED will blink for some seconds and
then will go out.
Instead, if the the chosen option is suitable to the chosen program the button LED will stay on.
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AW 125 (NA)
Program and Options Modifiers
(*) For finishing the program press the button start.
Important: To cancel the wash program you have just press start button for at leat 5 seconds.
Type of fabric and
degree of soil
Dial N.
for wash
Length of
the cycle
of wash cycle
Exceptionally soiled whites
(sheets, tablecloths, etc.)
Heavy K K K 140 / 60
Super Wash
Extra Rinse
Wash cycle, two rinse cycles,
intermediate and final spin cycles
Very Soiled whites
(sheets, tablecloths, etc.) Regular K K K 140 / 60
Super Wash
Extra Rinse
Wash cycle, two rinse cycles,
intermediate and final spin cycles
(Normally soiled whites and fast
Light K K 140 / 60
Extra Rinse
Wash cycle, two rinse cycles,
intermediate and final spin cycles
Stained soiled whites and fast
colors (shirts, jumpers, etc.)
140 / 60
Extra Rinse
Wash cycle, three rinse cycles,
intermediate and final spin cycles
Rinse cycles
K Extra Rinse
Rinse cycles, intermediate and final spin
Spin cycle Draining and final spin cycle
Heavily soiled
fast color synthetics
(baby linen, etc.) Heavy K K K 140 / 60
Super Wash
Extra Rinse
Easy Iron
Wash cycle, two rinse cycles, delicate
spin cycle
Easy iron (*)
Delicate color synthetics
(all types of soiled garments)
Regular K K K 140 / 60
Super Wash
Extra Rinse
Easy Iron
Wash cycle, two rinse cycles, delicate
spin cycle
Easy iron (*)
Delicate color synthetics
(all types of slightly soiled garments)
Light K K 140 / 60 Extra Rinse
Easy Iron
Wash cycle , two rinse cycles and
delicate spin cycle
Easy iron (*)
(lingerie, etc.)
Delicate K K K 104 / 40 Pre-Wash 60 Delicates, two rinse cycles, delicate spn
Rinse cycles K Extra Rinse Rinse cycles, delicate spin cycle
Spin cycle Draining and delicate spin cycle
Silk, particularly delicate
garments and fabrics
(curtains, silk, viscose, etc.)
Silk K K K 86 / 30 Pre-Wash 39
Wash cycle, three rinse cycles,
Draining (*)
Wool Wool K K 104 / 40 52
Wash cycle, four rinse cycles and
delicate spin cycle (600 rpm)
Daily - Delicate colors
(all types of slightly soiled
Wash 30°
K K 86 / 30 30
Wash cycle, two rinse cycles and
delicate spin cycle
Special Programs
K Rinse cycles and spin cycle
Delicate rinse cycle
K Rinse cycles, anti-crease or draining
Spin cycle
Draining and heavy duty spin cycle
Delicate spin cycle
Draining and delicate spin cycle
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Cashmere Platinum
As gentle as a hand wash.
Ariston is the only washing machine to have
obtained the prestigious Woolmark Platinum
Care mark of recognition (M.0303) from The
Woolmark Company, which certifies the machine
washing of all woollen garments, even those whose label
states "hand wash only" .
The "Wool" program therefore offers you complete peace of
mind when washing all woollen garments, with
great performance guaranteed every time.
Detergents tips and laundry
Detergent dispenser
Good washing results also depend on the correct dose of
detergent: adding too much detergent won't necessarily make
for a more efficient wash, and may in fact cause build up on
the interior of your appliance and even pollute the
Open up the detergent
dispenser and pour in the
detergent and fabric softener,
as follows.
compartment 1: Detergent for pre-wash
Before pouring in the detergent, make sure that extra
compartment 4 has been removed.
compartment 2: Detergent for the wash cycle
(powder or liquid)
Liquid detergent should only be poured in immediately prior
to the wash cycle start.
compartment 3: Additives (fabric softeners, etc.)
The fabric softener should not overflow from the grid.
extra compartment 4: Bleach
! Do not use Hand Wash Detergent because it may
form too much foam.
Bleach cycle
! Traditional bleach should be used on sturdy white fabrics.
Place extra compartment 4,
provided, into compartment 1.
When pouring in the bleach,
be careful not to exceed the
"max" level indicated on the
central pivot (see figure).
The use of extra compartment 4 excludes the possibility
of using the pre-wash cycle.
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Turn knit garments wrong side
out to reduce the tendency of knits to “pill”. Fabric
“pills” are balls of fibers on the surface of the garments
and cause damage by wear or friction.
Remove loose dirt and sand.
Brush dirt from trouser cuffs; shake or vacuum rugs to
remove loose surface soil.
If buckle is washable,
place a scrap of material securely around the
ornament before washing and drying to prevent
scratching and damage to the machine. Remove non-
washable trims, buckles, buttons and belts.
Tie strings
belts and apron sashes into bows to avoid tangling
during washing.
Curtains: fold curtains and place them in a pillow case
or mesh bag. Wash them separately without exceeding
half the appliance load. Use program 9 which excludes
the spin cycle automatically.
Quilted coats and windbreakers: if they are padded
with goose or duck down, they can be machine-washed.
Turn the garments inside out and load a maximum of 2-
3 kg, repeating the rinse cycle once or twice and using
the delicate spin cycle.
Trainers: remove any mud. They can be washed
together with jeans and other tough garments, but not
with whites.
Wool: for best results, use a specific detergent, taking
care not to exceed a load of 1,3 kg.
Prewash excessively soiled clothes, such as work or
children’s clothes.
They often get very soiled. Prewashing with detergent will
help loosen the soil
Before loading the washer,
make sure the drum is empty.
Starting a wash Program
Laundry preparation
Clothes should be sorted from separate items which
could damage other garments. Sort items into loads
according to similar colors, fabrics, garment
construction and degrees of soil.
Separate clothes into three groups: Whites and pastels,
medium and bright colors, Dark colors. Items which
bleed color should be washed alone.
Type of fabrics
Delicate items should be separated from sturdier items.
Fabrics that shed lint should be separated from the
ones which shed none or attract lint.
Garments constructions
Garments that may fray easily or that have unusual
trim require gentle care. These garments may be
washed in the loader using the knit cycle. If garments
are fragile and delicare, hand washing may be desirable.
Degree of soil
Heavily sopiled items should be separated from the
rest of the wash to prevent transfer of soil in the wash
While sorting clothes into wash-loads, also inspect each
garments to see if it requires special care
(see table fabric care on page 15).
Remove stains, while they are fresh and easy to get
out. Try cold water first to remove unknown stains.
Hot water sets stains containing protein such as blood,
egg, meat and milk. To remove difficult stains, refer to
the removal Chart on page 17.
Preatreat heavily soiled areas, such as collars,
cuffs, and centers of pillowcases.
Mend rips and tears, before washing, so further
damage is not done to garments.
Empty pockets.
Objects left in pockets such as crayon, pens or
markers, or tobacco crumbs may stain an entire wash
load. Paper issues will shred leaving bits on each item
in the washer. Remove coins and other foreign object
to prevent damage to the machine.
Fasten all hooks, zippers and buttons.
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Washcare tips
Useful tips
Never use your washing machine to wash... torn, fraying or
non-hemmed linen. If it is absolutely neccessary, place it
in a bag for protection. Do not wash colored linen with
Watch the weights!
For best results, do not exceed the weight limits stated
below (figures show weight of dry garments):
- Resistant fabrics (heavy - regular-light cotton):
12 lbs (5 Kg) maximum
- Synthetic fabrics (heavy-regular-light):
6 lbs (3 Kg) maximum
- Delicate fabrics
4 lbs (2 Kg) maximum
Denim Alert.
Some overalls have straps with hooks that can damage the
drum of your washing machine or other garments during
the wash. To minimize the risk, place hooks in the pocket
and fasten with safety pins.
- Pure new wool
2.5 lbs (1.3 Kg) maximum
- Bathrobe 5.5 lbs (2.5 Kg) maximum
How much does it weigh?
1 sheet 1 1/4 lb (400-550 gr.)
1 pillow case 4 oz. (120 gr.)
1 tablecloth 1 lb (450 gr.)
1 bathrobe 2-3 lbs (900-1,300 gr.)
1 towel 5oz/1 lb (150-500 gr.)
Colored T-shirts, printed ones and shirts last longer if
turned inside out before washing.
Printed T-shirts and sweatshirts should always be ironed
inside out.
Wool cycle
For best results, we recommend you use very little
detergent, taking care not to wash more than 2.5 lbs
(1,3 Kg) of laundry.
Vacations: unplug the appliance.
It is recommended that you should unplug the machine
from the socket and turn off the water supply. Leave the
door ajar to allow air circulation to the draw and the door
gasket area. This will prevent unpleasant odours.
Understanding Fabric Care Labels
The symbols on labels of your garments will help you in choicing suitable wash program, the right temperature, wash cycles
and ironing methods. Don’t forget to give a glance to these useful indications !
Permt Press/
wrinkle resistant
Cotton Heavy Duty
Water Temp.
Machine Wash
Cotton Heavy Duty
Permanent Press/
wrinkle resistant
Do not wash
Hand wash Do not wring
Dry Do not
tumble dry
Do not dry
Line dry/
hang to dry
Drip dry Dry flat In the shade
Any bleach
(when needed)
Only non-chlorine bleach
(when needed)
Do not bleach
For more delicate garments:
protect underwear, tights and stockings and
delicate items by placing them in a linen bag
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Operating the washing machine
Automatic feature
Unbalance load detection
The washing machine has an inbuilt feature to prevent it from spinning to fast with an unbalanced load.
When an unbalanced load is detected, the washing machine will attempt to redistribute the load in order to balance it
evenly to achieve full spin speed.
If this is not possible and an unbalanced load remains the spin speed will be reduced, depending on the amount of
unbalanced detected. This is to prevent the machine from damaging itself or its surroundings and to prevent excessive
noise from the washing machine.
If the spin result is unsatisfactory following a reduced spin speed attempt to rectify the unbalanced load, then on
completion of the program the load can be redistributed evenly in the drum by hand. Select a spin cycle.
Note: Do not attempt to spin heavy or absorbent single items as the machine cannot distribute these evenly.
If you need to wash a single item you will need to add some other items as ballast to allow the machine to
distribute the load evenly throughout the drum.
Briefly: On-Off / Starting a program
1. Switch the washing machine on by pressing button .
All the LEDS will light up for a few seconds and
the ON-OFF/DOOR LOCK Led will begin to flash.
2. Load your laundry into the washing machine and
shut the appliance door.
3. Set the PROGRAM dial to the program required.
4. Set the wash temperature (see page 11).
5. Set the spin speed (see page 11).
6. Addthedetergentandanyfabricsoftener(seepage 13).
7. Start he program by pressing the START/RESET button. To
cancel it, keep the START/RESET button pressed for at least
2 seconds (see Program and Options modifiers).
8. When the program is finished, the ON-OFF/DOOR
LOCK LED will flash to indicate that the appliance door
can be opened. Take out your laundry and leave the
appliance door ajar to allow the drum to dry thoroughly.
Turn the washing machine off by pressing button .
To stop or change a program:
1. Press the Start/Cancel button for 5 seconds.
2. Select ‘Pump out’ on the program selector dial .
3. When the machine has finished emptying, turn the
program selector knob to the new program required.
You may need to add detergent .
4. Press the start button to start the program.
A typical wash load
Two wexampes of maximum load for different types of
Before washing, you can do a great deal to ensure better
results. Divide your garments according to fabric and
color. Read the labels, follow their guidelines
COTTON 2 Bath Towels
1 Hand Towel
5 Shirts
5 Blouses
1 Set of Pyjamas
4 Items of Underwear
= 12 Lbs (5 Kg)
SYNTHETICS 2 Children’s Dresses
4 Shirts
4 Blouses
1 Set of Pyjamas
4 Items of Underwear
= 6 Lbs (3 Kg)
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Stain Removal Chart
Rinse or soak fresh stain in cold water. Work detergent
into any remaining stain. Rinse. If stain persists, put a few
drops of ammonia on stain and repeat detergent
treatment. Rinse. If necessary bleach.
Candle Wax
Scrape off excess. Place stain between clean white
blotters or several layers of facial tissues. Press with warm
iron. Sponge with detergent. If dye spot remains, bleach.
Scrape of excess. Soak in cold water 30 minutes.
Pretreat with a detergent paste. Launder.
Chewing Gum
Rub with ice to harden. Scrape off excess with dull blade.
Sponge with cleaning fluid.
Chocolate or Cocoa
Soak 15 minutes in cold water. Rub detergent paste into
stain, then rinse thoroughly. Launder in hottest water safe
for fabric. If colored stain remains, sponge with hydrogen
peroxide, rinse and launder.
Coffee or Tea (Black)
Soak fresh stains immediately in cold water. Then use
bleach treatment with hottest water safe for fabric. Or if
safe for the fabric pour boiling water through spot from a
height of 1 to 3 feet. Launder.
Coffee or Tea (With Cream)
Rinse or soak in cold water. Work detergent into stain.
Rinse. Dry. If grease stain remains, sponge with cleaning
fluid. Repeat, if necessary. If stain remains, bleach.
Cosmetics: eye shadow, lipstick, liquid make-up,
mascara, powder, pancake make-up or rouge
Apply undiluted liquid detergent to stain, or dampen stain
and rub in soap or detergent paste until thick suds are
formed. Work in until stain is gone, rinse well. Repeat if
necessary. If color remains, bleach if safe for fabrics.
Cream, Ice Cream or Milk
Sponge stain with cool water or soak stain in cool water
for 30 minutes or longer. If stain remains, work a
detergent into spot then rinse. Bleach if necessary.
Deodorants and Antiperspirants
Wash or sponge stain thoroughly with warm water and
detergent; rinse. If stain remains, bleach with hot sudsy
water. Launder. You may be able to restore fabric color
by sponging with ammonia. Rinse thoroughly.
Egg or Meat Juice
Rinse in cold water. If stain remains, sprinkle with meat
tenderizer, let stand 15-20 minutes. If stain still remains,
sponge with cleaning fluid or diluted bleach. Launder in
hot water. The use of hot water first may set stain.
Rinse or soak in cold water. Work detergent into stain.
Rinse. If necessary, bleach. Stain is not always possible
to remove. A commercial color remover may also be
Fabric Softener Stain
Rub with bar soap until stain has lightened. Rinse
thoroughly. Launder. Rubbing alcohol is sometimes
effective if the color of the garment can take it.
Launder. If desired, dry cleaning can be used.
Felt tip pen
Spray spot with cleaners suitable to this purpose.
Sponge stain thoroughly. Rinse with cold water. Reapply
cleaner if necessary .
Fruit, Wine
Soak fresh stains immediately with cool water. Then use
bleach treatment with hottest water safe for fabrics,
pour boiling water through spot from a height of 1 to 3
feet. Launder.
Work detergent into stain. Sponge with denatured
alcohol. Bleach, if necessary.
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Grease or Oil
Scrape away excess. Rub detergent paste or a general
purpose liquid household cleaner into stain, rinse with
hot water. If stain remains, sponge thoroughly with a
grease solvent. Dry. Repeat if necessary. To remove
yellow stain, use a chlorine or oxygen bleach.
Some ball-point inks are set by water. First test a scrap
of cloth. Sponge stain repeatedly with acetone, or
rubbing alcohol. Hair spray is effective. Launder. Bleach
if necessary. Use amyl acetate on triacetate, arnel,
dynel and verel. Use acetone on other fabrics.
NOTE: Some inks cannot be removed.
Brush off surface growth to keep mold spores from
spreading. Dip article into solution of 1/2 cup bleach per
1 gallon of cool sudsy water for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse
well. Launder.
Let stain dry; then brush well. Rinse repeatedly in cool
water until mud comes out. Launder. (Hot soaps suds
set a red or yellow clay stain).
Soak in hot detergent water for several hours. If stain
remains, bleach.
Nail Polish
Treat while fresh, scraping or wiping off as much as
possible, before it dries. Place stain face down on white
paper towels. Sponge back of stain acetone (nail polish
remover) or sponge with denatured alcohol and a few
drops of household ammonia. Sponge stain frequently.
Launder with water at temperature suitable for fabric.
Do not use acetone on acetate, arnel, dynel or rayon.
Sponge or soak in turpentine or solvent recommended
as a thinner on label. Launder.
Rinse in cold water. Rub undiluted liquid detergent or
a detergent paste into stain. Rinse. If stain remains,
Wash or sponge stain thoroughly with warm water
and detergent paste. If perspiration has changed the
color of the fabric, restore it by treating with ammonia
or vinegar. Apply ammonia to fresh stains; rinse with
water. Apply vinegar to old stains; rinse with water.
Rust and Iron
Apply commercial rust remover, according to
manufacturer’s directions. Rinse. Or, if safe for fabric,
boil stained article in solution of 4 teaspoons of cream
of tartar to 1 pint water.
Rinse or soak in cold water. Work detergent into
stain. Rinse. Bleach, if necessary. Stain may be
impossible to re move.
Soak in cool water. If stain is dry, work a detergent
paste into the spot then rinse. If necessary, bleach.
Polish Scrape off as much as possible. Pretreat with a
detergent paste; rinse. If stain persists, sponge with
rubbing alcohol (1 part to 2 parts water) or turpentine.
Remove turpentine by sponging again with warm
detergent solution or with alcohol. Bleach if
Soft Drinks
Sponge with cold water, some stains are invisible
when they have dried, but turn brown when heated
and may be impossible to remove.
Tar and Asphalt
Act quickly before stain is dry. Sponge with grease
solvent or turpentine. Launder.
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Care and maintenance
Cutting off the water or electricity supply
• Turn off the water tap after every wash. This will limit
the wear of your appliance's water system and also
prevent leaks.
• Unplug your appliance when cleaning it and during
all maintenance operations.
Cleaning your appliance
The exterior and rubber parts of your appliance can be
cleaned with a soft cloth soaked in lukewarm soapy
water. Do not use solvents or abrasives.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
Remove the dispenser by
raising it and pulling it out
(see figure).
Wash it under running
water; this operation
should be repeated
Caring for your appliance door and drum
• Always leave the appliance door ajar to prevent
unpleasant odours from forming.
Cleaning the pump
The washing machine is fitted with a self-cleaning pump
that does not require any maintenance. Sometimes, small
items (such as coins or buttons) may fall into the pre-
chamber that protects the pump, situated in the lower part
of the same.
! Make sure the wash cycle has ended and unplug the
To access the pre-chamber:
1. using a screwdriver,
remove the cover panel
on the lower front of the
washing machine (see
2. unscrew the lid
rotating it anti-clockwise
(see figure): a little water
may trickle out. This is
perfectly normal;
3. clean the interior
4. screw the lid back on;
5. reposition the panel,
making sure the hooks
are securely in place
before you push it onto
the appliance.
Checking the water inlet hose
Check the water inlet hose at least once a year. If you see
any cracks, replace it immediately: during the wash
cycles, water pressure is very strong and a cracked hose
could easily split open.
! Never use hoses that have already been used.
To avoid risk of
Never use flammable
solvents to clean the
Disconnect the
appliance from the
electricity supply before
cleaning it and before
performing any
maintenance work on it.
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Possible causes / Solutions:
• The plug has not been inserted into the electrical socket, or it has
not been inserted far enough to make contact.
• There is no power in the house.
• The porthole door has not been shut properly.
• The START/RESET button has not been pressed.
• The water tap has not been turned on.
• The water inlet hose is not connected to the tap.
• The hose is kinked.
• The water tap has not been turned on.
• There is no water in the house.
• The water pressure is insufficient.
• The START/RESET button has not been pressed.
• The end of the outlet hose has not been fitted at a height between
25” - 34” inches (62 and 86 cm) from the floor (see “Installation”).
• The free end of the hose is underwater (see “Installation”).
• If If the dwelling is on one of the upper floors of a building, there
may be problems relating to water drainage, causing the washing
machine to load and drain water continuously. Special anti-
draining valves are available in shops and help to avoid this
• The water drainage system is not fitted with a breather pipe.
• The programme does not include a draining phase: some
programs require manual draining (see “Programs and options”).
• The Easy Iron option is enabled: to complete the program, press
the START/RESET button (see “Programs and options”).
• The outlet hose is bent (see “Installation”).
• The drainage duct is clogged.
• The drum was not unlocked properly when the appliance was
installed. Remove shipping bolts (see “Installation”).
• The washing machine is not level (see “Installation”).
• The washing machine is trapped between cabinets and a wall
(see “Installation”).
• The load is not balanced properly (see “Operating the washing
• The water inlet hose is not screwed on to the tap correctly (see
• The detergent dispenser drawer is blocked (for instructions on
how to clean it, see “Care and maintenance”).
• The outlet hose has not been secured properly (see
• Switch off the machine and unplug the appliance; wait for
approximately 1 minute then switch it on again.
If the problem persists, contact the Assistance.
The washing machine will not switch on.
The wash cycle does not begin.
The washing machines fails to fill with
The machine continuously fills and
drains water.
The machine does not drain or spin.
The washing machine vibrates too much
during the spin cycle.
The washing machine leaks.
The icons corresponding to the “Phase in
progress” flash rapidly at the same time
as the ON/OFF indicator light.
From time to time your machine may not operate as it should. Before calling for Assistance (see “Service-Assistance”),
make sure that the problem cannot be resolved easily using the following list.
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There is too much foam.
The washing machine door remains
• The detergent is not designed for machine washing (the packaging
should state that the product is “for washing by machine”, “for washing
by hand or machine” or similar).
• Too much detergent was used.
• Wait for the LED to switch itself off before you open the appliance door.
! If the problem persists after the above checks have been carried out,
shut off the water tap, switch off the machine and contact Assistance
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Before calling for Assistance:
• Check whether you can solve the problem on your own (see page 20);
• Restart the programme to check whether the problem has been solved;
• If this is not the case, contact an authorised Technical Service Centre on the telephone number provided on the
guarantee certificate.
! If the machine has been installed or used incorrectly, you may be charged for the maintenance callout service.
! Always request the assistance of authorised servicemen.
Notify the operator of:
• the type of problem;
• the appliance model (Mod.);
• the serial number (S/N);
This information can be found on the data plate situated on the rear of the door of the washing machine.
SERVICE & PARTS : phone (888) 426-0825

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