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  • Brand: Ariston Thermo
  • Product: Dryer
  • Model/name: AWD129
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, French, Spanish

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Instructions for
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1. Introduction (pages 3-4-5)
The top ten reasons for buying your washer-dryer. Also covered:
1. Important Safety Instructions for you and your family.
Read this section carefully.
2. Helpful Hints on using your new Washer-Dryer
3. Improving Dryer Efficiency
4. Pre-Installation
2 Installation (pages 6-7-8)
Installation, after delivery or transport, is the most important
operation for the correct functioning of your washing machine.
Always check:
1. That the electric system conforms to regulations;
2. That the inlet and drain hoses are connected correctly.
Never use hoses that have already been used.
3. That the washing machine is levelled properly - improving
the performance of your washing machine.
3. What goes in your washing machine and how
to start it (pages 8-9)
A correct distribution of your laundry is vital to the successful
outcome of the wash and the life of the washer-dryer. Learn all
the tips and secrets to dividing your linen: color, type of fabric.
4.Understanding the control panel (page 10)
This Washer-dryer’s control panel is very simple. It has only a
few essential buttons to help you choose any type of wash and
dry cycle, ranging from the most energetic, capable of cleaning
a mechanic’s overalls, to the most delicate for wool.
Familiarizing yourself with it will help you get the best out of
your wash while helping your machine last longer.
6.Useful tips to wash, dry and ...
to avoid mistakes (pages 12-13-14)
Years back, our grandmothers were the ones who gave us good
advice - and in those days synthetic fibers did not exist: washing
was easy. Today, your washer-dryer offers you helpful advice
allowing you even to wash wool better than an expert laundress
would by hand.
5. Guide to the wash programs (page 11)
Here is an easy table to help you choose the right program,
temperature, detergents and possible additives. Choose the
right program and you will get better results with your wash
while saving time, water and energy, day after day.
7.The detergent dispenser (page 15)
How to use the detergent dispenser and the bleach
8.Problems and solutions (pages 16-17)
Before calling a technician, read these pages. Immediate
solutions can be found for a many problems. If the problem
persists, call the Customer Service. They will be glad to help
9. Care and maintenance (page 17-18)
With just a bit of care, the washer-dryer will repay you with
outstanding performance for years and years to come.
10.Technical characteristics (page 19)
Here are the technical features of your washer-dryer: model
number, electric and water specifications, size, capacity, speed
of the spin cycle and compliance with US & Canadian
Herearethe10topicsexplainedinthismanual.Read,learnandhavefun. Youwilldiscovermanysecretwaysto
get a better wash more easily,and making your washer-dryer last longer.
Quick guide
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Instructionsforinstallationanduse 3
Save these instructions
Your safety and that of your children
Important Safety Instructions
Your washing machine has been built in
compliance with the strictest international
safety regulations, to protect you and all your
WARNING -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. Do not wash or dry articles that have been previously
cleaned in, washed in, or spotted with gasoline, dry cleaning
solvents, other flammable or explosive substances as they
emit vapors that could ignite or explode.
3. Do not allow children to play on or in the appliance. Close
supervision of children is necessary when the appliance is
used near children.
4. Beforetheapplianceisremovedfromserviceordiscarded,
remove the door.
5. Do not reach into the appliance if the tub or drum is
to the weather.
7. Do not tamper with controls.
9. 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 explode.
10. 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 or combination washer washer-dryer, turn
on all hot after faucets and let the water flow from each for
several minutes. This will release any accumulated Hydrogen.
11. Do not use fabric softeners or products to reduce static
unless recommended by the manufacturers of the fabric
softener product.
12. Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam rubber or
similar textured rubber-like materials.
13. Check the Coin Trap every few months to remove any
coins, buttons or similar size objects.
14. Do not place items exposed to cooking oil in your dryer.
Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to a
chemical reaction that could cause a load to catch fire.
8. Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or attempt
any servicing unless specifically recommended in the user-
that you understand and have the skills to carry out.
Here are 9 of the best reasons for buying yourWasher-
Dryer :
1. Maximum Energy andWater Savings
This appliance is engineered to provide valuable energy
and water savings when compared to other washer-dryers.
2. Space Savings
The Washer-Dryer is designed to utilize horizontal and
vertical space effectively.
3. CombinedWashing & Drying
No need for two separate machines for two tasks and no
more transferring clothes from one to the other. Program
the Washer Dryer and you have a two-in-one.
4. Improved Operation
With a spin speed of 1200 RPM, more water is extracted,
allowing improved dry times.
5. Maintenance free
This appliance needs no cleaning of lint after drying
6. Easy Operation
This appliance is simple to use as a washer or as a dryer –
or it can go seamlessly from wash to the dry functions.
7. Better Clothing Appearance
This Washer-Dryer has no agitator to damage your clothes
so they look better and last longer.
8. Placement Options
The Washer-Dryer’s sleek Italian design makes it a perfect
appliance for any Kitchen or Laundry Room. Its compact
size makes the Washer-Dryer a perfect for placement on
each floor of your home.
9. Convenience
This appliance can be permanenty installed and be made
portable with casters and the faucet adapter kit (sold
separately as accessories) where needed.
Congratulations on your new Washer-Dryer.In addition to its award winning design, this is a highly sophisticated engineered
product that will give you many years of satisfaction. Please spend a few moments to read the Owners Manual.This will
show you ways to best utilize your valuable purchase.
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YourWasher Dryer features three different speeds during
the wash cycle. During the Cotton cycle the drum spins at
1,200 or 800 rpm depending on how you set it. During
Permanent Press the drum spins at 850 rpm. During
delicates, the drum spins at 500 rpm. When drying heavy
cotton articles such as bath towels or jeans, be sure the
“Regular” washer setting is selected. The faster spinning
will extract more water from these highly absorbent fabrics
and reduce the degree of dampness as the machine goes
into the drying mode. This will cut down on your drying
Use Liquid Fabric Softener. Fill the softener compartment
up to the level marked. Using fabric softener fluffs out
clothes immediately after the wash cycle. This helps speed
drying time and reduce wrinkles.
This Washer Dryer is a 110 Volt machine, so the heating
element requires more time to achieve full heat than a larger
220 volt unit requires. The heating element will take about
10 minutes to reach full heat.
To dry your laundry, the Washer Dryer blows heated air
into the rotating drum. As the drum tumbles your laundry,
the warm air dries it. If the drum is overfilled with laundry,
the air is not allowed to circulate and clothes will not dry
Use Low sudsing Detergent. This is recommended for all
front loading washers. It ensures there is no over sudsing,
which may reduce the performance of your machine. Also,
this prevents damage to your machine which may be caused
by excess suds entering the condensing chamber and
clogging the fan blower mechanism with lint.
When sorting laundry always take into consideration the
quantity and type of fabric contained in the load. Highly
absorbent fabrics such as those used in towels or jeans
will absorb more water and become very heavy when
saturated. If you notice that your clothes are taking longer
than usual to dry you may be overloading the machine, or
washing too many highly absorbent articles for a single load.
Helpful Hints
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol,
within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert
the user to the presence of uninsulated “dan-
gerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure
that may be of sufficient magnitude to consti-
tute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation
point within an equilat-
eral triangle is intended
to alert the user to the
presence of important
operating and mainte-
nance (servicing) in-
structions in the l
To reduce the risk of electric shock, DO NOT
remove cover (or back)/no user servicable
parts inside.
Refer for servicing to qualified services
The model number of this product may be found on the
back of the unit; the serial number of the label affixed to
the back of the unit.
You should note the model and serial numbers of this
unit in the space provided. Retain this booklet as a
permanent record of your purchase to aid in identifi-
cation in the event of theft.
MODEL N.______________________
SERIAL N.______________________
Indesit Company
offers to his customers products
with the ENERGY STAR Label.
This appliance was tested by UL
and conforms with both Canadian
and U.S. UL safety requirements
and displays their Mark.
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Your washer dryer operates on 110 volts and has a 1,300
watt dryer. It will take a longer time to dry clothes than a
traditional dryer (which operates on 220 volts, 5,000 watts).
However, with the following tips, you can increase the
efficiency of the dryer.
is electronically kept locked drying cycle, with the
Mode+Door Lock light on. This prevents any starting and
shutting the heater, which in turn conserves energy by
trapping the heat.
2. FABRIC SOFTENER:When the Wash and Dry cycles are
set to run consecutively, the preheat function comes on
automatically. In this, the heater is turned on during the last
spin cycle of the wash program. In the Regular Wash
program, the clothes will be getting spun at 1,200 rpm, while
hot air from the dryer will be entering the drum at the same
time. While centrifugal force causes clothes to stick to the
sides of the drum, the hot air will “bake” them to the sides. It
may take 30 minutes or more for the clothes to unstick and
3.OVERLOADING: The drum has a capacity of
12 lbs. While this is the largest drum available on any
combination washer-dryer, it is smaller than a standard U.S.
washer.The drum should not be overloaded.With too many
clothes, airflow is reduced, increasing drying time. A
maximum of 2/3 of the drum full of clothes is recommeded
for ideal drying.
4. OVER DRYING: This machine uses a condensing dryer.
In this cold water is used to condense the moisture from the
hot air. Since there is no external exhaust system, the
moisture remains in the machine. Frequently, when it seems
the clothes are damp, it is actually the remaining moisture
(like dew). Take clothes out and within a few minutes they
will be dry. Do not overdry the clothes.
5.USE LOW SUDSING DETERGENT: By using low sudsing
detergent, you are preventing suds from entering the
condensing chamber. When suds enter the condensing
chamber, lint particles can clog up the chamber and the fan
blower. Over time, this reduces drying efficiency and may
require the fan blower (impeller) to be cleaned.
Dryer Efficiency
This appliance is an automatic washer with a capacity of up to:
12 lbs.
more than a simple adjustment you can easily make in your
You will be charged for a service call while the appliance
is in warranty if the problem is not caused by defective
product workmanship or materials covered by this
To avoid a charge for an unnecessary service call, and before
for situations that you can remedy. This section is included on
pages 16-17 of this Use and Care Book.
Your Washer-Dryer is front loading, with an extra large door
opening for easier access. It has 9 wash cycles in addition
to extra rinse and pre wash cycles.
You will obviously want to obtain the best possible wash. By
reading and following the instructions in this booklet you will
achieve excellent results.
Please, ensure that the instructions are followed. If you should
need any further advice or assistance, please, contact the
dealer where your machine was purchased.
1. The washer must be installed on a strong level floor, and in
protected, dry, and well-ventilated area close to a power and
water supply of sufficient capacity.
2. Installation on Carpet or Wood increases vibrations.
• Carpets - place on light carpet only.
• Wood - brace floor with screws and place additional sheets
of plywood before installation.
3. Dryer installation and grounding should be done in
accordance with local codes by a qualified installer.
“Installation Instructions” are included in your Use and Care
manual for the Installer’ s reference.
4. The washer should be plugged into a properly grounded
three (3) prong electrical outlet of 120 Volt, 1300 W, 13 A,
60 Hz. It should not be controlled by a wall switch or pull
cord which might be turned off accidentally.
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WARNING Electrical Requirements
Electrical Shock Hazard (death, fire or electrical shock):
1) Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
2) Do not remove ground prong.
3) Do not use an adapter or an extension cord.
4)The Appliance should be connected to an Individual
Branch Circuit with N.14 AWGWire and Protected by 15
A Fuse.
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of malfunction,
or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock
by providing a path of least resistance for electric current.This
appliance is equipped with a cord having an equipment-
grounding conductor and grounding plug. The plug must be
plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and
grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
WARNING - Improper connection of the equipment-grounding
electrician if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is
Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance. If it will not
fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified

After removing the appliance from its packaging, check that it
is intact. The inside of the machine is supported, for
transportation,byfour shipping bolts onthebackpanel.
Before using the washer-dryer,
remove the external shipping bolts,
remove the spacers together with the
rubber tubes attached to them (save
all the parts) and use the plastic
blanking plugs provided to fill in the
holes. Use the wrench provided to
remove the external bolts.
Attach the two rubber hoses provided to the red (hot) and
white (cold) water inlets on the back (top right) or the appliance.
Using the “U”-Connector provided, place the drain hose into
the drain pipe (or the sink.) See Plumbing on Page 7 for more
The washer-dryer must be levelled appropriately in order to
guarantee its correct functioning.To level the appliance, the front
to the worktop, must not exceed 2°.
ExcessiveWeight Hazard
Use two or more people to move
and install your appliance.
Failure to do so can result in
back or other injury
The front feet are self-locking & adjustable
For your own protection, and to prevent accidents,
injury and fire, please read the following carefully:
1. Destroy the carton and plastic bags, after the washer-dryer
has been unpacked.
2. Children should never be left alone or unattended in the
area where appliances are located.
3. Washer installation and grounding must be done in
accordance with local codes by a qualified installer.Installation
instructions are packed in new washer to the installer’s
4. ONLY Low Sudsing detergent is recommended for this
When the new washer-dryer arrives
Whether new or just transported to a new house, installation is extremely important
for the correct functioning of your washer-dryer.
grounded 3-prong
electrical outlet. For
your safety, the third or
roundgrounding prong
must never be
6. Repair or replace-
ment of a part should
be made only by a
qualified service
7. Disconnect power to the washer at the circuit breaker or
fuse box, or unplug the machine in an emergency when
servicing is required. Have the installer show you and label the
proper switch or fuse at the electrical disconnect box.
Retaintheshipping bolts,spacersandwashers.
Should you moveresidence then these should be
Warning !
The company denies all liability if and when these
instructions are not respected. Plastic bags,
expanded styrofoam, nails and other packaging
parts are not children’s toys, are potentially
dangerous and should be disposed off properly.
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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 of the machine. At this point it is possible for
the water to be discharged into a sink or drain pipe, but an air
breakmustbeavailableatthis 24”heighttopreventthemachine
from syphoning (see fig. aside).
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.
Standpipe drain system:
In RV installation needs a 1-1/2 inch (3.7 cm) diam.
standpipe with minimum carry away capacity of 7 gallons (31
liters) per minute or 2” (5 cm) in home installation.
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
washer (A).
Wall standpipe drain:
25 inches (62 cm) min.; 34 inches (86 cm.) max
from end of drain hose to bottom of washer (B).
PLUMBING (Water Out)
Included in the accessories supplied with this machine are 2
inlet hoses and 4 rubber washers. The straight end of these
hoses should be connected to the supply fig. 1.
The 90° angled end of these hoses should be connected to
the inlet valves on the back of the machine, using one of the
washers to make a water tight seal on each connection.
The couplings should be tightened by hand, a tool should only
be used if a leak occurs. Do not use excessive force (see M,
fig. 1).
Repair or replacement of a part should be made only by a
to the machine. inlet valves are color coded:
Red = Hot
White = Cold
PLUMBING (Water Inlet)
Connection to the water mains
Water pressure must range within the values indicated on the
new or left unused, then before connecting the machine run the
water until clear to remove debris. Connect the inlet hose to a
cold water tap having a ¾“ BSP thread. Ensure that there are
rubberwashers areateachendoftheinlethose.The L-Shaped
Note: Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the
risk of hose failure. Record hose installation or replacement
dates on the hoses for future reference.
Periodically inspect and replace hoses if bulges, kinks, cuts,
wear or leaks are found.
Fig. 1 - Water pipe inlet at the top right

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* Additional clearances
for wall, door and floor
moldings maybe required.
** Additional space
is needed when an
external exhaust
elbow is used
What goes in your washer-dryer ?
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.
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
medium and bright colors and 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 those which shed none or attract lint.
- Garment 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 delicate, hand washing may be desirable.
- Degree of soil. Heavily soiled 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
garment to see if it requires special care.
- Remove stains, while they are fresh and easy to get out. Try
difficult stains, refer to the removal Chart at the end of the
Pretreat heavily soiled areas such as collars, cuffs and center
of pillowcases by using a prewash spray, or brushing liquid
detergent or a laundry detergent or a laundry detergent and
water paste over the areas before washing.
MDividing your
garments according to
fabric and color, is
very important for
good results
Operating instructions
- Pretreat heavily soiled areas such as collars, cuffs and
centers of pillowcases. Refer to the “Pretreating” section for
specific instructions.
- 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 tissues will shred leaving bits on each item in the
washer. Remove coins and other foreign objects to prevent
damage to the machine.
- Fasten all hooks, zippers and buttons.
- Turn knit garments wrong side out to reduce the tendency
of knits to “pill”. Fabric “pills” are balls of fibers on the surface
the garments caused 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
trims, buckles, buttons and belts.
- Tie strings, belts and apron sashes into bows to avoid
tangling during washing.
- Before loading the washer, make sure the drum is empty.
closet or alcove.
The installation spacing is in inches and is the
minimum acceptable.
Additional spacing should be considered for easy
inastallation, servicing and in compliance with local
codes or ordinances.
indicated .
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If an entire item is heavily soiled or very stained, it may be both
than to pretreat every spot.
Prewash excessively soiled clothes, such as work or children’s
They often get very soiled. Prewashing with detergent will help
loosen the soil.
Laundry aids
Detergents are the most popular cleaning agents for home
Using too little detergent results in poor wash quality, while
using too much causes excessive suds and poor rinsing.
Detergents not only remove soil, but also hold it in suspension
in the wash water to prevent redepositing it on the wash load.
The amount to use depends on wash load size, amount of soil,
water hardness and detergent type.
ALWAYS measure the amount of detergent. The amount
of suds formed is not necessarily an indication of how much to
use. Some detergents form a great amount of suds, others
only a few. Use only detergents suitable for front loading
1. Use only low sudsing detergent.
soiled loads, increase the amount of detergent used.
3. If water is extremely hard, detergent should be increased.
Less detergent should be used in soft water.
4. If garments have been pretreated, decrease the amount of
detergent. If garments have ben heavily pretreated, it may not
be necessary to add detergent.
5. If the previous machine owned was a top loader, the initial
washloads in a front loader may require a reduced quantity of
detergent until the detergent remaining in the clothes is
during the tumble action wash cycle.
For quantities of detergent to be used, refer to the detergent
manufacturer’s instructions on the box.
Detergent will be flushed automatically into the machine from
thanhalfwayupto the porthole.Toomuchfoamwillnotimpede
the wash action of your machine but will rise through the
detergent dispenser and make a mess on the floor !
If this should happen clear excessive suds by setting the
timer to the beginning of the first rinse and allow the
machine to rinse out.
Bleach functions to whiten clothes, remove certain problem
stains, to deodorize and in some cases to sanitize; however
should never be added to the rinse water. Always dilute bleach
before using.
To add bleach, open detergent dispenser door and pour in
compartment 4 (see page 15 and 13-14).
bleach will run directly into the machine and may possibly
damage the clothes.
Fabric Softener
All fabrics, particularly towels, benefit from the use of fabric
conditioners in the final rinse. Items of laundry feel softer, are
more easily ironed and the clinging affect of synthetics is
considerably reduced.
Pourthesoftener into“Additives”compartmentofthedetergent
dispenser to the level indicated on the syphon. Under no
circumstances overfill, as the softener will immediately syphon
into the machine and in so doing, impair the wash results.
Starting the washer-dryer
After installing your new washer-dryer, start a wash cycle by setting a desired program .
always check that:
1. The door is closed
2. The plug is secured in the
3. The water supply is turned
Choose the desired program
The program is selected
according to the type of
garments that need to be
washed. To choose a program,
refer to the table on page 11,
1) turn Washer knob until the
selected program is aligned
with the mark on the knob,
2) turn Dryer knob to the
desired position,
3) Set the Wash Temp knob to
the appropriate Wash/Rinse
temperature settings,
4) if necessary use buttons F,
G, H, I and lastly, press the
Power button.
5) Remember that, if you want
to use it, the "Delay Timer"
should be set before
the wash cycle.
At the end of the wash cycle...
Mode+Door Lock light will
flash fast for a few seconds,
and then flashes slowly.
Then turn the washer-dryer off
by pressing Power button
(O position). You can now
open the washer-dryer door
safely. After having removed
the freshly cleaned laundry,
leave the door open to allow
air circulation inside the drum.
Remember that, in the event
of a power failure, or should
the washer-dryer switch
itself off,the program chosen
will remain in memory.
Starting your washer-dryer in
the right way is important for
the quality of your wash, to
help prevent future problems
and enhance life expectancy
of your appliance. Once you
have loaded your washer-
dryer and added the detergent
together with any fabric
For more delicate
protect underwear, tights
and stockings and
delicate items by placing
them in a canvas pouch
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Temperature control knob
It is used to set the wash tem-
perature in the recommended
program table on pg. 11. It also
allows you to reduce the tem-
perature recommended for the
selected program, and even to
set a cold wash cycle.
ON-OFF (Power)
To turn on the washer-dryer,
press button L in. To turn off,
press button I again so that it
is out.
Turning the appliance off
does not cancel the selected
On-Off lamp -
Door lock (Status)
Lamp M flashes slowly when
the appliance is switched on
and awaiting instructions and
at the end of a cycle, indicating
that the door can be opened. It
flashes quickly when the door
should not be opened. A
steady light means the
appliance has accepted the
selected programme.
Drying cycle lamp
When this lamp is on, it means
that knob C has been set on a
drying cycle and at the end of
the wash cycle, the appliance
will run the selected tumble
drying cycle.
Easy iron
This function allows your
clothes to come out of the
machine without wrinkling,
making it much easier to iron.
You can use it with
Permanent Press and Hand
Washables programs.
Press this button in such
programs and the wash cycle
will come to a stop on one
position Easy iron.You can
complete the cycle by pressing
button H again.
Dry Time knob
This control allows you to
preset the drying time you want
according to your require-
ments which may be “damp
dry” ready for ironing, or “bone
dry” ready for putting away. For
more details see the drying
time table on page 12. After all
the controls have been
correctly set, the dryer will start
to operate as soon as you close
the door.
Washer knob and Delay
Use this knob to select the
wash program.
Turn this knob clockwise only.
To select a program, you should
turn the knob so that the word/
number of the desired program
is in line with the pointer on the
Now press on/off button L
(position I), pilot lamp M will
start flashing.
After 5 seconds, the setting will
be accepted, pilot lamp M will
stop flashing (staying lit) and the
wash cycle will begin.
If you want to interrupt the
program in progress or set a new
one, select one of the Reset
positions and wait 5 seconds.
When the cancellation has
been accepted, pilot lamp will
flash 5 times, and you can then
turn the appliance off.
the appliance's operation.
Select one of the 4 delay time
positions, press the on/off
button L in and wait 5 min.The
setting has now been accepted
(pilot lamp M stays lit) and you
can select the program you
Pilot lamp M has a particular
flashing motion (2" on and 4"
off) to indicate that a delayed
start has been set.
During this phase, you can
open the appliance door and
change the washing load,
should you wish to do so.
After the wash cycle has been
set and accepted by the
washer-dryer, turning the knob
will have no effect (except for
when it is on position Reset
Detergent dispenser
It is divided into 3+1 sections:
1. Detergent for pre-wash;
2. Detergent for the main
cycle wash;
3. Fabric conditioner;
4. Bleach.
Here I’m in control
Extra Rinse
This function adds one rinse
cycle for Cotton and
Permanent Press fabrics.
Use of this function is
recommended for improving
rinsing results when washing
full loads and large quantities
of detergent are used.
Recommended in case of
detergent contact allergies.
Low Spin
Use this button to reduce the
spinning speed from 1200 to
600 rpm for the cotton and
linen programs and from 850
to 450 rpm for the Permanent
Press fabrics programs.
The detergent dispenser with
the additional bleach
compartment is here.
(For details see page 15).
Knobs are hidden.
Just press them lightly in the
middle to extract them.
Making the right choice is important. And it’s easy.
Program key to consult a
straightforward chart of the
different programmes availa-
ble: pull the grey tab outwards
to open it.
With this button, you can pre-
wash on all programs except
the Wool program. (see page
Note: If you run a dry cycle,
pressing this button the
machine will not carry out the
easy iron function.
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Instructionsforinstallationanduse 11
The data found in the table are purely indicative, and can vary according to the quantity and type of washing, the water system
temperature and the room temperature.
For the anti-crease function: see Easy iron, opposite page. The information contained in the table is purely indicative
Type of fabric and degree
of soil
Wash temperature
Pre-wash Detergent
for wash
Bleach Length of
the cycle
Description of wash
12h 9h 3h 1h
12 - 9 - 3 - 1 hour delay Start is delayed by 12 - 9 - 3 - 1 hours
Stop/Reset Interrupts/Cancels the selected program
Exceptionally soiled whites
(sheets, tablecloths, etc.) 1 Heavy K K K K 90
Wash cycle , rinse cycles, intermediate and
final spin cycles
Heavily soiled whites and fast colors
2 Regular K K K K 50
Wash cycle , rinse cycles, intermediate and
final spin cycles
Slightly soiled whites and delicate
colors (shirts, jumpers, etc.) 3 Light K K K K 40
Wash cycle , rinse cycles, intermediate and
final spin cycles
Rinse cycles K 25 Rinsecycles,intermediateandfinal spincycles
Spin cycle 13 Draining and final spin cycle
Drying cycle for cotton fabrics Drying
Stop/Reset Interrupts/Cancels the selected program
Heavily soiled fast color synthetics
(baby linen, etc.) 4 Heavy K K K 80
Wash cycle , rinse cycles, Easy Iron or
delicate spin cycle
Delicate color synthetics
(all types of slightly soiled garments) 5 Regular K K K 65
Wash cycle , rinse cycles, Easy Iron or
delicate spin cycle
Delicate color synthetics
(all types of slightly soiled garments) 6 Light K K K 40
Wash cycle , rinse cycles and delicate spin
Rinse cycles K 25 Rinse cycles, Easy Iron or delicate spin cycel
Spin cycle 10 Draining and delicate spin cycle
Fabric softener K Rinse cycles with automatic introduction of
softener, anti-crease or delicate spin cycle
Drying cycle Drying
Stop/Reset Interrupts/Cancels the selected program
Delicates 7 Light K K K 64
Delicates , rinse cycles, Easy Iron or
Silk, particularly delicate garments
and fabrics (curtains, silk, viscose, etc.)
8 Silk K K K 60
Wash cycle , rinse cycles, Easy Iron or
Wool 9 Wool K K 45
Wash cycle , rinse cycles and delicate spin
Rinse cycles K Rinse cycles, Easy Iron or draining
Spin cycle Draining and delicate spin cycle
(Silk excluded)
Drain Draining
Drying cycle for hand washables Drying
Stop/Reset Interrupts/Cancels the selected program
A program for all seasons
What are you washing today?
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Lbs (kgs)
- Cotton,
- Linen
Clothing of
8 (3.5) 100 90 80
- Cotton Terry
8 (3.5) 100 100 90
- Cotton Sheets,
5 (2.5) 80 70 60
-Acrylics Pyjamas,
socks, etc.
2 (1) 60 50 50
- Nylon Slips, tights,
2 (1) 60 50 50
How to dry
- During the drying phase, the door tends to get
quite hot.
- Do not use the appliance to dry clothes that have
been washed with flammable or chemical
solvents (e.g. trichlorethylene).
- Do not use the appliance to dry foam rubber or
similar elastomers.
- Make sure that the cold water faucet is turned
on during the drying cycles.
- This washer-dryer can only be used to dry clothes
which have been pre-washed in water.
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 whites.
Watch the weights !
For best results, do not exceed
the weight limits stated below
(figures show weight of dry
- Resistant fabrics:
12 lbs(5.5 kg) maximum
- Synthetic fabrics:
6 lbs 10 oz (3 kg) maximum
- Delicate fabrics:
5 lbs 8 oz (2.5 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.
Vacations: unplug the
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.
Combined (Wash&Dry)
• Look at table A to the side
and follow the instructions
provided for MAX load to have
an automatic washing and
drying cycle.
• Follow the instructions for
wash only (see page 9, the
section "Starting the Washer-
• Set the dryer time on Dryer
• Press the Power button.
If the laundry load to be
washed and dried exceeds
the maximum load (see table
A), then:
- follow the instructions
provided for wash only (page
9, in section "Starting the
Washer-Dryer" and follow
these instructions.
- when the wash cycle has
finished, remove your
washing, divide it up and
replace part of it inside the
Now follow the instructions
provided for a dry only cycle.
Repeat this procedure for the
remainder of the load.
Dry only
• Load the clothes no more
than 2/3 full (8 lbs/3.5 kg) for
cottons, (see table for other
fabrics), make sure that:
- the door is shut correctly;
- the water tap is turned on;
- Power button has not been
pressed (O position).
• Set the Washer knob to the
appropriate “OFF” setting
depending on the type of fabric
• Set dryer time on the Dryer
• Press Power button to start.
When Drying is Complete...
Mode+ Lock light flashes
slowly. Turn the washer-dryer
off by pressing the Power
button (O position). Wait
approximately one minute
before opening the door. Once
you have removed the dry
clothes from the appliance,
leave the door open or ajar to
avoid the formation of bad
odors and turn off the water (if
attached with a faucet adapter
The data contained in the table are purely indicative.
The drying time depends largely on the type of material (some
fibers absorb more water than others), on the dampness of the
articles when the drying is started and on the amount of the
laundry. Table napkins, towels and similar (rather thick) articles
will take a long time to dry.
A combined Washing and Drying Program
For more delicate
protect underwear,
tights and stockings
and delicate items by
placing them in a
linen bag
For cotton loads of less than 2 lbs (1 Kg), use the drying
program designed for synthetic fabrics.
set a cotton program.
For best results, we
recommend you use very
little detergent, taking care
not to wash more than
3 lbs (1,5 kg) of laundry.
Drying time (minutes)
- Pure new wool:
3 lbs(1,5 kg) maximum
- Bathrobe:5 lbs 8 oz (2.5 kg)
How much does it weigh?
1 sheet 11/4 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.)
and shirts last longer if turned
inside out before washing.
Printed T-shirts and sweatshirts
should always be ironed inside
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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 cleaning
fluid. 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.
Cod liver Oil
Sponge article with cleaning fluid. Soak in warm suds. If stain
persists, wash with bleach safe for fabric. To remove yellow stain,
sponge with hydrogen peroxide. Rinse and launder. Old stains
may be nearly impossible to remove.
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 in- to spot then
rinse. Bleach if necessary.
Deodorants and Antiperspirants
Wash or sponge stain thoroughly with warm water and de- tergent;
rinse. If stain remains, bleach with hot sudsy water. Launder. You
may be able to restore fabric color by sponging with ammonia.
Rinse thoroughly.
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 used.
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.
Stain Removal Chart
Fabric Softener Stain
Rub with bar soap until stain has lightened. Rinse thoroughly.
Launder. Rubbing alcohol is sometimes effective in the color of
the garment can take it. Launder. If desired, dry cleaning can be
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.
Grease or Oil
Scrape away excess. Rub detergent paste or a general pur- pose
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
Ink. Ball-point
Same ball-point inks are set by water. First test a scrap of cloth.
Sponge stain repeatedly with acetone, amyl acetate 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,
Nail Polish
Treat while fresh, scraping or wiping off as much as possi- ble,
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, bleach.
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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
Thesymbolsonlabelsofyourgarmentswillhelpyouinchoicingthe suitablewashprogram,therighttemperature,
wash cycles, and ironing methods. Don’t forget to give a glance to these useful indications !
...and select
the right
temperature !
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
Tar and Asphalt
Act quickly before stain is dry. Sponge with grease solvent or
turpentine. Launder.
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Useful tips about the detergent dispenser
It’s important for a good wash
The first secret is the easiest: the detergent dispenser is opened by pulling it out.
The detergent dispenser can
be removed and cleaned: pull
it outwards, as indicated in the
figure. Then leave it under
warm running water for a few
Detergent dispenser
In compartment 1:
Detergent for pre-washing
In compartment 2:
Detergent for washing
(powder or liquid)
In compartment 3:
Additives (softeners,
perfumes, etc.)
In compartment 4:
Bleach and delicate bleach.
Cutting costs efficiently
Achieve the best use of energy, water, detergent
and time by using the recommended maximum
load size.
SAVE up to 50% energy by washing a full load
instead of 2 half loads.
For heavily soiled laundry only!
SAVE detergent, time, water and between 5 to
15% energy consumption by NOT selecting
Prewash for slight to normally soiled laundry.
Pretreat stains with stain remover or soak dried
in stains in water before washing to reduce the
necessity of a hot wash programme.
SAVE up to 50% energy by using a 60°C wash
SAVE energy and time by selecting a high spin
speed to reduce the water content in laundry
before using a drying programme.
removal button
If bleaching is necessary, the
extra case 4 (provided) must
be inserted into compartment
1 of the detergent dispenser.
When pouring in the bleach,
be careful not to exceed the
"max" level indicated on the
central pivot (see illustration).
The use of the additional
bleach container excludes
the possibility of using the
pre-wash cycle.
Traditional bleach can only be
used on sturdy white fabrics,
whereas delicate bleach can
be used for colored fabrics,
synthetics and for wool.
You cannot bleach with the
“Silk” program.(See page 11).
You must follow the quantity
recommendations provided by
the manufacturers when
adding detergent or fabric
softener. Quantities will vary
according to the wash load, the
water hardness and how soiled
the clothes are.
Experience will help you select
the right quantity almost
Before adding detergent for
pre-washing in compartment
1, make sure that the extra
compartment for bleach 4 has
not been inserted.
Ensure no overfilling when
adding fabric conditioner in
compartment 3.
The washing machine automa-
tically adds the softener to the
wash in each program.
Liquid detergent is poured into
compartment 2 just a few
seconds before starting the
wash cycle.
Remember that liquid
detergent is only designed for
wash cycles of up to 60
degrees on non pre-wash
Special containers are sold
with liquid or powder deter-
gents for placing inside the
washing machine drum, these
are positioned according to the
instructions found in the
detergent box
Never use hand wash deter-
gent, because it may form too
much foam, which could da-
mage the washing machine.
Detergents that are specifically
formulated for both hand and
machine wash are an excep-
One last secret: when washing
with cold water, always reduce
the amount of detergent you
use: it dissolves less easily in
cold water than in hot water, so
part of it would be wasted.
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The washer-dryer fails
to fill with water.
Is the hose correctly
connected to the tap?
Is there a water shortage ?
There could be work in
progress in your building or
Is there sufficient water
pressure? The autoclave
may be malfunctioning.
Is the tap filter clean? If the
water is very calcareous, or
if work has recently been
carried out on the water
piping, the tap filter could be
clogged with particles and
Is the rubber hose kinked?
The rubber hose bringing
water to washer-dryer must
be as straight as possible.
Make sure it is not squashed
or kinked.
The Washer knob
keeps turning?
Wait a few minutes for the
drain pump to empty the
tub, switch the washer-dryer
“I only want an authorised
specialised technician
with original
Ariston spare parts!”
off, select one of the
positions stop/Reset , then
switch it back on. If the knob
continues to turn, call for
assistance because it is
showing an anomaly.
The washer-dryer
continuously fills and
drains water.
Is the drain hose positioned
too low? It must be installed
at a height ranging from 25”
to 34” (62 to 86 cms.).
Is the end of the hose
immersed in water?
Does the wall drainage
system have a breather
pipe? If the problem persists
even after these checks, turn
the water supply off the
machine and call for
If you live on an upper floor
of your building, there may be
a problem with your drain
To solve this problem, a
special valve must be
In most cases, when your washer-dryer fails to work, the problems arising can be easily solved
without having to call for a technician. Before calling for assistance, always check these points.
The washer-dryer fails
to start.
Is the plug correctly inserted
into the socket? It could have
been moved while cleaning.
Is there electricity in the
A circuit breaker may have
switched off as a result of too
many electrical appliances
working at the same time. Or
maybe due to a general failure
in your entire area.
Is the washer-dryer door
closed properly?
For safety reasons, the
washer-dryer cannot work if
the door is open or not shut
Is the On/Off button
If it is, then a program has
been set.
Is the Washer knob in the
correct position for those
models concerned?
Is the water supply turned
on? For safety reasons, if the
washer-dryer does not load
water, it cannot start a wash
Simple: with the new Ariston technology, you need less
than half of it, to get good results on twice as much!
This is why you cannot see the water through the door:
because there is little, very
little of it, to respect the
environment yet without
renouncing maximum
And, on top of that, you are
also saving electricity.
But where did all the water go?
You will be charged for a service call while the
appliance is in warranty if the problem is not
supply after use.
This will eliminate
the possibility of
Clean the appliance’s
exteriors gently.
To clean the
exteriors and the
in while cleaning.
Use solvents and aggressive
Neglect the detergent dispenser.
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Too much foam.
Is the detergent appropriate
whether the definition on its
label reads “for machine wash”
or “hand and machine wash”,
or any other similar wording.
Is the correct amount being
used? Anexcessiveamountof
detergent, besides producing
too much foam, does not
guarantee a more effective
internal parts of the appliance.
The washer-dryer
does not dry.
the plug has been correctly
inserted into the socket;there
is electricity in your home; the
appliance door has been shut
properly; a delayed start (if
available) has not been
selected; program knob A
has been set to Reset and
the drying cycle knob C has
been set to position
0 minutes.
The washer-dryer doesn't
dry properly.
Check whether:
1) the end of the drain hose
is underwater; 2) the drain
pump is obstructed; 3) the
advice given on the maxi-
mum loads has been taken;
4) the water tap has been
turned on.
If, despite all checks, the
washer-dryer fails to function
and the problem persists, call
your nearest authorized
Customer Service Centre,
1-800-426-0825 providing the
following information:
- the nature of malfunction
- the model type no. (Mod. ....)
- the serial number (S/N ....)
This information can be found
on the data plate situated at the
back of the washer-dryer.
Is there space between the
machine and adjacent
units? If it is not a built-in
model, the washer-dryer will
oscillate a bit during the spin
cycle. A few cm of space
should therefore be left
around it.
The washer-dryer
Is the metal ring of the inlet
hose properly attached?
Turn off the water supply,
unplug the appliance and try
tightening its attachment
without forcing it.
Is the detergent dispenser
obstructed? Remove and
wash it under tap water.
Is the drain hose well
attached? Turn off the water
supply, unplug the
appliance and try tightening
its attachment.
Is the drain hose kinked?
The drain hose must be as
straight as possible. Make
sure the drain hose is not
crimped or kinked.
Is the washer-dryer’s drain
hose clogged? Is there an
extension of the drain hose?
If so, is it positioned
incorrectly, blocking the
water flow?
Excessive vibration
during the spin cycle.
Have all shipping bolts
been removed during
installation? See the
following page on
installation procedures.
Has the washer-dryer been
levelled correctly? The
levelling of the appliance
should be checked
periodically. Adjust the feet
and check them with a level.
The washer-dryer
does not drain or
Does the selected program
incorporate water drai-
ning? Some programs stop
at the end of the wash cycle
and draining will have to be
selected manually.
Is the “Easy iron" function
-where provided - enabled?
This function requires
manual selection for
Is the drain pump clogged?
To check it, turn off the water
supply, unplug the washer-
dryer and follow the
instructions on page 18, or
call technical support.
Drain: to avoid flooding
be careful to the adjust the drain
hose to at least
25” above the base
of the appliance.
Fasten the hoses securely.
Cleaning Filters
Remove filters
using tweezers,
clean and replace
filters, clean
and replace
Always get
assistance from
authorized service
agent and always
insist on original
spare parts.
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When in need, check the pump and the rubber hose.
The washer-dryer comes equipped with a self-cleaning pump that does not require any cleaning or maintenance. Small
objects may accidentally fall into the pump: coins, hair clips, loose buttons, etc. To avoid possible damage, they are
withheld in an accessible coin trap, located at the bottom right end of the machine.
Attention: Before attempting to examine this coin trap, first ensure
that the machine has finished its program and is empty. Unplug
the machine, as with any maintenance.
To gain access, gently ease down the top of the kick plate panel at
the base of the machine with a screwdriver etc, to release it. Then
ease the top edge forward to allow it to be lifted clear (Fig. 1).
Place a shallow dish or tray below the cover of the pre-chamber to
catch any water that might be present. Open the cover by turning
it counter-clockwise (Fig. 2). When finished cleaning, ensure that
the cover is securely tightened.
Re-fit the kick plate cover by inserting the hooks on its lower edge
into the slots and ease the top edge back into position.
The water inlet hose
Check the rubber hoses at least once a year. If you see any cracks, replace the hose immediately. When you use your washer-
dryer, water pressure is very strong and a cracked tube could easily split open. Superior quality Stainless Steel hoses are
also available for purchase.
Fig. 1 Fig. 2
Your washer-dryer is a reliable companion in life. It is just as important for you to keep it in shape.
Your washer-dryer is designed
to provide reliable service over
many years. A few simple steps
will help to extend its life and
avoid problems. It is advisable
to turn off water faucets when
the machine is not in use. This
protects the hoses, etc.
If the water in your area is
hard, use a water softener
(hard water often leaves white
stains around taps or drains,
especially in bath tubs. For
more accurate information
about the type of water in the
system, call your local water
Pockets must always be
emptied, removing pins,
badges, coins, or any other
hard objects.
The washer-dryer exterior
should be cleaned with a rag
dipped in lukewarm water and
soap. Do not use polish of any
kind on the plastic trim. Some
polishes contain agents which
can damage plastics.
Cleaning the interior
If you live an area where
phosphate detergents are
banned, it may be necessary
to recondition the washer
periodically. Because a non-
phosphate detergent must be
used, body oils and detergent
may accumulate in the washer
tub. This is particularly evident
in hard water areas or in
homes where heavily soiled
garments are regularly
laundered. To remove this
build-up, run the washer
through a complete cycle
using hot water and 2 cups of
a non precipitating water
conditioner. Do not add any
clothes, detergent, or other
laundry aids.
Once the accumulation has
been removed, your laundry
should be satisfactory if you
follow the preventive
suggestions in this owner’s
After washing is complete the
water faucets should be turned
off to relieve water pressure on
the hoses.
Wipe the inside of the door with
a soft cloth to remove any
remaining moisture.
Periodically, a thin coat of pa-
ste wax should be applied to
the inner door or the washer;
especially to the area which
is immediately next to the
door window. This will protect
the door finish from laundry
aid spills and any
discoloration which may
results of these spills.
Clear the CoinTrap
Clear the coin trap in case of
blockage. For instructions,
please read the section
Never add too much
Detergents already contain
deliming agents. Only if the
water is particularly hard, that
is, rich in lime content, do we
recommend the use of a
specific product at every
A periodical wash cycle with
a dose of a deliming product,
without detergents or
washing, may prove useful.
Never use too much
detergent or additives
because this could cause
excessive sudsing, scaling,
and possible damage to
components in your
It is important to wash
the detergent dispenser
To prevent dried washing
powder from
accumulating, place the
dispenser under running
water for a few minutes.
Easy Care and Maintenance
Treat your machine well and it will provide
many years of trouble free service
Do not forget to empty all
small objects can cause
serious damage to your
washer-dryer !
Use only low-sudsing deter-
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Service Contact Number
SERVICE & PARTS : (800) 426-0825
AWD 129
Dimensions width 23.4" (59.5 cm)
height 33.4" (85 cm)
depth 21" (53.5 cm)
Capacity Washing: 2-12 lbs Drying: 2-8 lbs
voltage 120 Volt 60 Hz (minimal working 108 volt)
maximum absorbed power 1350 W, 13 A.
maximum pressure 100 psi (689.6 kPa)
minimum pressure 20 psi (137.9 kPa)
Spinning speed up to 1200 rpm
This appliance conforms with the UL directives
for USA and Canada
Technical characteristics
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.
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Ultra 8 International, 2505 Anthem village Village Drive, Suite E - PO Box 562, Henderson Nevada 89052
ARISTON ClothesWasher/Dryer
The warranties provided by (Ariston) in this statement of warranties apply only to Ariston clothes washer/dryer sold to
the first using purchaser by Ariston or its authorized distributors, dealers, retailers or service centers in the United
States or Canada.The warranties provided herein are not transferable.
Length ofWarranty
1stYear Full LimitedWarranty from the date of installation*
Ariston will repair or replace, free of charge, any component part that proves defective in conditions of normal home
use. Shipping and labor costs included.Waranty repair service must be performed by an authorized Ariston service
2ndYear LimitedWarranty from the date of installation*
Ariston will provide replacement parts, free of charge, for any component part that proves defective under conditions
of normal home use, labor charges excluded.
3rd - 5thYear LimitedWarranty on Electronics from the date of installation*
Ariston will repair or replace ree of charge, any microprocessor or circuit board that proves defective under conditions
of normal home use 3rd year through 5th year from the date of original installation, labor charges excluded.
3rd - 5thYear Limited Warranty on Motor from the date of installation*
Ariston will repair or replace free of charge, any motor or component part of the motor that proves defective under
conditions of normal home use, 3rd year through 5th year, from the date of original installation, labor charges excluded.
Lifetime LimitedWarranty against Stainless Steel RustThrough from the date of installation*
Ariston wll replace your clothes dryer, free of charge, with the same model or a current model that is equivalent or
better in functionality if the washer drum should rust though under conditions of normal home use, labor, shipping, and
installation charges excluded.
10 day warranty after purchase on cosmetic damages detected
Ariston will replace any cosmetic parts, free of charge - including service call, which are detected damaged with in 10
days after purchase. Any damages deemed caused by improper handing, shipping, or installation will not be covered
under this clause.
* Date of installation shall refer to the earlier of the date the clothes washer is installed or ten business days after
delivery date.
This warranty does not cover repair or service calls to correct the installation, to provide instructions on the use of
your product, to replace house fuses or correct plumbing or the electric wiring in your home. In addition any repair to
the products that’s use was in a manner other than what is normal for home use is void of any warranty claim.
The warranties exclude any defects or damage arising from accident, alteration, misuse, abuse, improper installation,
unathorized service work, or external forces beyond Ariston control, such as fire, flood, and other acts of God, or
installation not in accordance with local electric or plumbing codes. Labor, shipping, and installation charges incurred
in the repair or replacement of any product after a period of one year from the date of installation shall not be covered
by this warranty. Any and all replaced or repaired parts shall assume the identity of the original for the purposes of
the applicable warranty period.To the extent permitted by law, this warranty is in lieu of all other express and implied
warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Ariston does not
assume any responsibility for incidental or consequential damages.
To obtain warranty services call 1-800-426-0825, or write to:
Ultra 8 International, 2505 Anthem Village Drive, Suite E - PO BOX 562, Henderson Nevada 89052
Be sure to provide: model number, serial number, purchase date, and the sellers name and address.

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