Ariston Thermo LVZ 685 Plus manual

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  • Brand: Ariston Thermo
  • Product: Dishwasher
  • Model/name: LVZ 685 Plus
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Table of Contents

Page: 12
Installation, 14-15
Positioning and levelling
Connecting the water and electricity supplies
Technical data
Description of the appliance, 16
Overall view
Control panel
Loading the racks, 17
Lower rack
Cutlery basket
Upper rack
Start-up and use, 18
Starting the dishwasher
Loading the detergent
Washing options
Wash cycles, 19
Wash cycle table
Rinse aid and refined salt, 20
Loading the rinse aid
Loading the refined salt
Care and maintenance, 21
Shutting off the water and electricity supplies
Cleaning the dishwasher
Preventing unpleasant odours
Cleaning the sprayer arms
Cleaning the filters
Leaving the machine unused for extended periods
Precautions and advice, 22
General safety
Saving energy and respecting the environment
Troubleshooting, 23
Assistance, 24
Before calling for Assistance
English, 13
Instruction booklet
Page: 13
 Keep this instruction manual in a safe place for
future reference. If the appliance is sold, given away
or moved, please ensure the manual is kept with the
machine, so that the new owner may benefit from the
advice contained within it.
 Please read this instruction manual carefully: it
contains important information regarding the safe
installation, use and maintenance of the appliance.
 If the appliance must be moved at any time, keep
it in an upright position; if absolutely necessary, it
may be tilted onto its back.
Positioning and levelling
1. Remove the appliance from all packaging and
check that it has not been damaged during
If it has been damaged, contact the retailer and do
not proceed any further with the installation process.
2. Check the dishwasher by placing it so that its
sides or back panel are in contact with the adjacent
cabinets or even with the wall. This appliance can
also be recessed under a single worktop* (see the
Assembly instruction sheet).
3. Position the dishwasher on a level and sturdy floor.
If the floor is uneven, the front feet of the appliance
may be adjusted until it reaches a horizontal position
(the angle of inclination must not exceed 2 degrees).
If the appliance is levelled correctly, it will be more
stable and much less likely to move or cause
vibrations and noise while it is operating.
4. Adjust the height of the rear feet from the front of
the appliance*: use a screwdriver to tighten or
loosen the screws on the lower part of the
Connecting the water and electricity
 Connection to the water and electricity supplies
should only be performed by a qualified technician.
 The dishwasher should not stand on top of the
water hoses or the electricity supply cable.
The water inlet (A) and outlet (B) hoses and the
electricity supply cable may be positioned towards
the right or the left in order to achieve the best
possible installation (see figure).
Connecting the water inlet hose
• To a suitable cold water connection point: before
attaching the hose, run the water until it is
perfectly clear so that any impurities that may be
present in the water do not clog the appliance;
after performing this operation, screw the inlet
hose tightly onto a tap with a ¾ gas threaded
• To a suitable hot water connection point: your
dishwasher may be provided with hot water from
the mains supply (if you have a central heating
system with radiators) provided that it does not
exceed a temperature of 60°C.
Screw the hose to the tap as described for
connection to a cold water supply.
 If the inlet hose is not long enough, contact a
specialist store or an authorised technician (see
 The water pressure must be within the values
indicated in the Technical data table (see below).
 The hose should not be bent or compressed.
Anti-flooding protection
To ensure floods do not occur, the dishwasher:
- is provided with a special system which blocks the
water supply in the event of anomalies or leaks from
inside the appliance.
- is provided with a Water Stop* safety device, in
other words it has a water inlet hose that consists of
a transparent hose on the outside and a red hose on
the inside: both the hoses can withstand extremely
high pressure. If the internal hose breaks, the
external hose becomes a bright red colour and
carries the water instead, thus avoiding any leakage.
 It is very important to check the external hose
regularly: if it is a bright red colour, it must be
replaced by an authorised technician as soon as
possible (see Assistance).
* Only available in selected models.
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Connecting the water outlet hose
Connect the outlet hose (without bending it) to a
drain duct with a minimum diameter of 4 cm.
Alternatively, rest it over a sink or tub; the free end
of the hose should not remain immersed in water.
The special plastic
elbow* makes it easier to
find the best layout: fix
the elbow to the wall
securely in order to
prevent the outlet hose
from moving and spilling
the dirty water.
The part of the hose
marked with the letter A
should be between 40 and 100 cm above the ground
(see figure).
 We advise against the use of hose extensions.
Electrical connection
Before inserting the plug into the electrical socket,
make sure that:
• the socket is earthed and complies with current
• the socket can withstand the maximum load of
the appliance, which is indicated on the data
plate located on the inside of the door (see
Description of the appliance);
• the power supply voltage falls within the values
indicated on the data plate on the inside of the
• the socket is compatible with the plug of the
appliance. If this is not the case, ask an
authorised technician to replace the plug (see
Assistance); do not use extension cables or
multiple sockets.
 Once the appliance has been installed, the power
supply cable and the electrical socket should be
easily accessible.
 The cable should not be bent or compressed.
 The cable should be checked regularly and
replaced by authorised technicians only (see
 The Company shall not be held responsible for any
incidents that occur if these regulations are not
Advice regarding the first wash cycle
After the appliance has been installed, immediately
before running the first wash cycle, completely fill
the salt dispenser with water and add approximately
2 kg of salt (see Rinse aid and refined salt). The
water may overflow: this is normal and is not a
cause for concern. It is also normal that the LOW
SALT* indicator light continues to flash for a few
cycles after the salt has been loaded.
Anti-condensation strip*
After installing the dishwasher, open the door and
stick the adhesive transparent strip under the
wooden shelf in order to protect it from any
condensation that may form.
* Only available in selected models.
width 59.5 cm
height 82 cm
depth 57 cm
Capacity 12 standard place-settings
Water supply
30 Kpa ÷ 1Mpa (0.3 ÷ 10 bar)
4.3 psi – 145 psi
Power supply
See appliance data plate
Total absorbed
See appliance data plate
Fuse See appliance data plate
This dishwasher conforms to
the following European
Community Directives:
-73/23/EEC dated 19/02/73
(Low Voltage) and subsequent
-89/336/EEC dated 03/05/89
(Electromagnetic Compatibility)
and subsequent modifications
-97/17/EC (Labelling)
-2002/96/ CE (Waste
Electrical and Electronic
Equipment WEEE)
Technical data
Page: 15
Overall view
1. Upper rack
2. Upper sprayer arm
3. Tip-up compartments
4. Rack height adjuster
5. Lower rack
6. Lower sprayer arm
7. Cutlery basket
8. Washing filter
9. Salt dispenser
10. Detergent and rinse aid dispensers
11. Data plate
* Only available in selected models.
Description of the appliance
Control panel
indicator light
indicator light*
indicator light*
indicator light*
indicator light*
indicator light*
indicator lights
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If the rack is equipped with the click
clack handles* (see figure), pull
them upwards or downwards to
adjust the height.
Loading examples for the upper rack
Loading examples for the lower rack
Baby Tip-up compartments**
For dishwasher models with a
Baby Cycle, tip-up
compartments suitable for
washing bottles, rings and
teats are provided.
Items that should not be washed in the dishwasher
• Wooden items, objects with wooden or horn
handles or glued-on parts.
• Items made from aluminium, copper, brass,
pewter or tin.
• Items made from plastic that is not heat-
• Antique or hand-painted porcelain.
• Antique silver. Silver that is not antique may,
however, be washed in the dishwasher using a
delicate wash cycle, provided that it does not
come into contact with other metals.
 When buying crockery and cutlery we recommend that you
check whether it can be washed using the dishwasher.
Washing the handles*
To wash the upper and lower rack handles: remove the two
fastening plugs, lift out the handles and rinse them under
running water, then fasten them to the rack using the same
* Only available in selected models.
** The number and position may vary.
 Before loading the rack, remove all food residue from the
crockery, leave saucepans and frying pans with burnt-on
residue to soak in water only and empty all remaining liquid
from cups and glasses. After loading the appliance, check
that the sprayer arms can rotate freely.
Lower rack
Arrange the more difficult items to wash using the Loading
examples as a guide and use the collapsible supports* where
• Serving dishes and lids: place these at the sides
of the rack.
• Saucepans and salad bowls: always turn these
upside down.
• Very deep dishes: position these at an angle.
In order to guarantee the best washing and drying
performance, the surface of the lower rack is more uneven
than that of the upper rack.
Cutlery basket
The type of cutlery basket may vary according to the
dishwasher model.
 Knives and other sharp utensils should be placed in the
cutlery basket with the point facing downwards.
To divide the central basket* into two separate pieces: pull out
the handle. The two detachable side compartments* may be
hooked onto the upper or lower rack.
The two grids* may be positioned in the basket to separate
the cutlery: place the pieces of cutlery into the appropriate
compartments with the handles at the bottom.
Upper rack
Load this rack with delicate and lightweight crockery: glasses,
tea and coffee cups, saucers, small salad bowls, saucepans
and small saucepans that are not too soiled, using the Loading
examples as a guide.
• Lightweight crockery: position these dishes so
that they will not be moved by the jets of water.
• Mugs and cups: place these on the tip-up
• Long sharp knives and serving utensils: place
these on the tip-up compartments**.
Adjusting the height of the upper rack
In order to make it easier to arrange
the crockery, the upper rack may be
moved to a higher or lower level.
Open the left and right guide rail
stops and pull out the rack; position
it higher or lower as required, slide it
along the guide rails until the front
wheels are in place and close the
stops (see figure).
Loading the racks
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Starting the dishwasher
1. Turn the water tap on.
2. Press the ON/OFF button: the display will light up.
3. Measure out the detergent (see below).
4. Load the racks (see Loading the racks) and shut the door.
5. Select the programme by turning the WASH CYCLE
SELECT knob in a clockwise direction: align the notch on the
knob with the number or symbol representing the desired
wash cycle.
6. Select the wash options (see below).
7. Start the cycle by pressing the START/RESET button: the
machine will emit a confirmation beep. The WASH CYCLE
PHASE indicator lights display the status of the cycle: Pre-
wash, Wash, Rinse, or Drying.
8. At the end of the cycle three short beeps will sound and
END will appear on the display. Switch off the appliance by
pressing the ON/OFF button, shut off the water tap and
unplug the appliance from the electricity socket.
9. Open the door and wait for a few minutes before removing
the crockery, in order to avoid burns. Unload the racks,
beginning with the lower level.
If dON appears on the display, this means that the appliance
is in demonstration mode. To deactivate it, press the START/
RESET and ON/OFF buttons simultaneously: dOF should
appear on the display.
Modifying a wash cycle in progress
If a mistake was made during the wash cycle selection
process it is possible to change the cycle, provided that it has
only just begun: press and hold the START/RESET button for 4
seconds. After one long beep and three short beeps, the
WASH CYCLE PHASE indicator light will switch off. Select the
new cycle and switch the machine back on by pressing the
Adding extra crockery
Press the ON/OFF button and open the door, taking care to
avoid the escaping steam, and place the crockery inside the
dishwasher. Press the ON/OFF button again: the cycle starts
from the point at which it was interrupted.
Accidental interruptions
If the door is opened during the wash cycle, or if there is a
power cut, the cycle stops. It starts again from the point at
which it was interrupted once the door has been shut or the
electricity supply is restored.
Loading the detergent
A successful wash also depends on the correct amount of
detergent being used, as recommended by the manufacturer.
Exceeding the recommended amount does not result in a
more effective wash and pollutes the environment.
 To obtain the best results from each washing and drying cy-
cle, powder detergent, rinse aid liquid and salt should be
compartment A
compartment A
compartment A
compartment A
compartment A: Washing detergent
compartment B
compartment B
compartment B
compartment B
compartment B: Pre-wash detergent
1. Open cover C by pressing
button D.
2. Pour in the detergent after
consulting the Wash cycle
• for powder detergent use
compartments A and B
• for tablets, use
compartment A and the
bottom of the appliance, i.e.
when the cycle requires 1
tablet, place it in compartment
A and close the cover; when it
requires 2, place the second tablet at the bottom of the
3. Remove detergent residues from the edges of the
compartment and close the cover until it clicks.
Washing options
Delayed start
It is possible to delay the start time of the cycle for a period of
time between 1 and 24 hours.
1. Press the DELAYED START button: every time the button is
pressed, the time selected appears on the display and the
delayed start indicator light illuminates.
2. Select the wash cycle and press the START/RESET button:
after the beep sounds, the timer begins counting down.
3.Once this time is up, the indicator light switches off and the
wash cycle begins.
To adjust the delay time and select a lower period of time,
press the DELAYED START button. To cancel it, press the
button repeatedly until the wash cycle begins and the WASH
CYCLE PHASE indicator light corresponding to the start of the
cycle in progress illuminates.
Half load using the upper rack*
If there are not many dishes to be washed, a half load cycle
may be used in order to save water, electricity and detergent.
Before selecting the wash cycle press the HALF LOAD button
repeatedly: the indicator light will illuminate and the wash cycle
will take place only in the upper or the lower rack.
Remember to load the upper or lower rack only, and to reduce
the amount of detergent accordingly.
It is better to use powder detergent in this case.
Extra drying*
To make sure that the crockery is completely dry at the end of
the cycle, press the EXTRA DRYING button before selecting
the wash cycle. A prolonged beep will sound to indicate that
this option has been selected and a short beep will sound to
indicate when it has been deselected.
If the Extra drying option is selected, the wash cycles will last
Start-up and use
* Only available in selected models.
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Wash cycle table
To make it easier to measure out the detergent, it is worth remembering that:
1 tablespoon = 15 grams of powder = approximately 15 ml of liquid
1 teaspoon = 5 grams of powder = approximately 5 ml of liquid
 Ariston dishwashers are fitted with an automatic filter cleaning system that may increase the cycle duration.
Wash cycles
 AUTO WASH CYCLES: This model of dishwasher is equipped with a special sensor which can be used to assess the level of
soiling and automatically select the most efficient and economic wash cycle accordingly. The duration of the auto wash cycles may
vary due to the operation of the sensor.
 If the crockery is only lightly soiled or if it has been rinsed with water before being placed in the dishwasher, reduce the amount of
detergent used accordingly.
(A) = compartment A
(B) = compartment B
Wash cycle selection
Wash cycle
Powder Liquid Tablets
Pre-wash Drying
Wash cycle
Extremely soiled dishes
and pans (not to be
used for delicate items).
Super Wash
30 g (A)
5 g (B)
30 ml (A)
5 ml (B)
1 (A)
1 (bottom of
• • 2:00’
Normally soiled pans
and dishes. Standard
daily wash cycle.
30 g (A) 30 ml (A) 1 (A) • • 1:40’
wash cycle with low
energy consumption
levels, suitable for pans
and dishes.
25 g (A)
5 g (B)
25 ml (A)
5 ml (B)
1 (A) • • 2:25’
Economic and fast
wash cycle to be used
for lightly soiled dishes.
(Run cycle immediately
after use.)
25 g (A) 25 ml (A) 30’
Preliminary wash cycle
for dishes while the load
is awaiting completion
with the dishes from the
next meal.
Disinfecting wash cycle
suitable for washing
bottles, rings and teats
together with plates,
cups, glasses and
cutlery. Load the items
on the upper rack only.
Baby Care
20 g (A) 20 ml (A) 1:00'
Wash differentiated on
the two racks delicate
for glassware and
glasses on the upper
rack and heavy duty for
the pans on the lower
rack. Duo Wash
25 g (A)
5 g (B)
25 ml (A)
5 ml (B)
1 (A) • • 1:48’
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 Only use products that have been specifically
designed for dishwashers.
Do not use table salt or industrial salt.
 If using a multi-functional product (2-in-1, 3-in-1, 4-in-
1,etc.) it is not necessary to add rinse aid; however,
we recommend that you add salt, especially if you
live in an area where the water is hard or very hard. If
you do not add salt or rinse aid, the LOW SALT* and
LOW RINSE AID* indicator lights will flash
Loading the rinse aid
Rinse aid makes it easier for the crockery to dry, as
water runs off surfaces more readily and therefore
does not leave streaks or marks.
The rinse aid dispenser should be filled:
• whenever the indicator light (H) signals that it is
empty. Illuminated light: add rinse aid; unlit light:
there is no shortage of rinse aid in the dispenser.
• when the LOW RINSE AID* indicator light on the
panel flashes;
1. Open the dispenser by
turning the lid (G) in an
anticlockwise direction.
2. Pour in the rinse aid,
making sure it does not
overflow from the
dispenser. If this happens,
clean the spill immediately
with a sponge.
3. Screw the lid back on.
NEVER pour the rinse aid directly into the appliance
Adjusting the amount of rinse aid
If you are not completely satisfied with the washing
or drying results, you may adjust the quantity of
rinse aid used. Use a screwdriver to turn the dosage
adjuster to one of the 6 pre-set positions (the default
position is set to 4):
• if there are bluish streaks on the crockery, set the
adjuster to a lower number (1-3).
• if drops of water remain on the crockery or there
are limescale marks present after the cycle has
finished, set the adjuster to a higher number (4-6).
 If you are using multi-functional tablets (2-in-1, 3-in-1,
4-in-1, etc.) and you wish to further improve the
drying performance of the appliance, fill the
dispenser and set the dosage adjuster to 2.
Loading the refined salt
In order to obtain the best possible results from a
wash cycle, make sure that the dispenser is never
empty. Refined salt removes limescale from the
water, thus avoiding the formation of deposits on
crockery. The salt dispenser is located in the lower
part of the dishwasher (see Description) and should
be filled:
• when the green float* cannot be seen by simply
looking at the cap of the salt dispenser;
• when the LOW SALT* indicator light on the panel
• if your machine is not equipped with an indicator
light or a green float:
approximately every 30 wash cycles;
1. Remove the lower rack and
unscrew the cap of the
dispenser (in an anti-
clockwise direction).
2. For the first wash cycle
only: fill the dispenser up to
the edges with water.
3. Position the funnel provided
correctly (see figure) and fill the salt dispenser up to
the edges (approximately 2 kg); it is normal for a
little water to leak out.
4. Remove the funnel, wipe away any salt residue
from the thread and screw the cap on tightly, so that
detergent does not leak into the dispenser during
the wash cycle (this could damage the water
softening system beyond repair).
 When salt has been added, run a wash cycle
immediately, without crockery, in order to remove
any salt solution that has leaked out and to avoid
Adjusting the amount of salt*
It is possible to adjust the amount of salt used
according to the hardness of the water in your area
(this information is available from your local water
1. Unscrew the dispenser cap.
2. Turn the arrow on the neck of the
dispenser (see figure) towards the
+ or - symbols, using the table
below as a guide.
The default setting of the water softening system is +.
- If using multi-functional tablets (2-in-1, 3-in-1, 4-in-
1etc.) fill the salt dispenser and set the adjuster to -; if
the hardness of the water is greater than 60°fH, set it
to +.
* Only available in selected models.
Rinse aid and refined salt
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Shutting off the water and electricity
• Turn off the water tap after every wash cycle to
avoid leaks.
• Remove the plug from the socket when cleaning
the machine and when carrying out maintenance
Cleaning the dishwasher
• The external surfaces of the machine and the
control panel may be cleaned using a non-
abrasive cloth which has been dampened with
water. Do not use solvents or abrasive products.
• Any marks on the appliance interior may be
removed using a cloth dampened with water and
a little vinegar.
Preventing unpleasant odours
• Always keep the door of the appliance ajar in
order to avoid moisture from forming and being
trapped inside the machine.
• Clean the seals around the door and detergent
dispensers regularly using a damp sponge. This
will avoid food becoming trapped in the seals,
which is the main cause of the formation of
unpleasant odours.
Cleaning the sprayer arms
Food residue may
become encrusted onto
the sprayer arms and
block the holes used to
spray the water. It is
therefore recommended
that the arms are
checked from time to
time and cleaned with a
small non-metallic
Cleaning the filters
The filters remove food residue from the water used
in the wash cycle: to obtain the best results from
each wash, they should be cleaned.
 Clean the filters regularly.
 After cleaning check that the filter assembly has
been replaced correctly.
The dishwasher should not be used without filters,
or when the filter is loose.
1. Remove the filters by pulling the handle upwards.
2. Clean the filters:
• after every wash
cycle, remove the
largest pieces of
residue from
semicircular plate A
and glass B (these
may be removed by
pulling the handle) by
rinsing them under
running water.
• The entire filter
assembly should be
cleaned thoroughly
once a month: this
includes the
semicircular plate A,
the glass B and the
cylinder C (this may be
removed by turning it in
an anti-clockwise
direction). Use a small non-metallic brush to clean
these parts.
3. Reconstruct the filter assembly and replace it in
the correct position, following movements 1 and 2 as
shown in the figure, until it clicks into place.
Leaving the machine unused for
extended periods
• Run a wash cycle when the dishwasher is empty.
• Unplug the appliance and disconnect the water
• Leave the door of the appliance ajar.
Care and maintenance
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 The appliance was designed and manufactured in
compliance with current international safety
standards. The following information has been
provided for safety reasons and should therefore be
read carefully.
General safety
• The appliance was designed for domestic use
inside the home and is not intended for
commercial or industrial use.
• The appliance must be used by adults only, to
wash domestic crockery according to the
instructions in this manual.
• The appliance must not be installed outdoors,
even in covered areas. It is extremely dangerous
to leave the machine exposed to rain and storms.
• Do not touch the appliance when barefoot.
• When unplugging the appliance always pull the
plug from the mains socket, do not pull on the
• The water supply tap must be shut off and the
plug should be removed from the electrical
socket before cleaning the appliance or carrying
out any maintenance work.
• If the appliance breaks down, do not under any
circumstances touch the internal parts in an
attempt to carry out the repair work yourself.
• Never touch the heating element.
• Do not lean or sit on the open door of the
appliance: this may cause the appliance to
• Keep detergent and rinse aid out of reach of
• The packaging material should not be used as a
toy: it can become a choking or suffocation
Disposal of old electrical appliances
The European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE),
requires that old household electrical appliances
must not be disposed of in the normal unsorted
municipal waste stream. Old appliances must be
collected separately in order to optimise the
recovery and recycling of the materials they contain
and reduce the impact on human health and the
environment. The crossed out "wheeled bin" symbol
on the product reminds you of your obligation, that
when you dispose of the appliance it must be
separately collected.
Consumers should contact their local authority or
retailer for information concerning the correct
disposal of their old appliance.
Saving energy and respecting the
Saving water and energy
• Only start a wash cycle when the dishwasher is
full. While waiting for the dishwasher to be filled,
prevent unpleasant odours with the Soak cycle
(see Wash Cycles).
• Select a wash cycle that is suited to the type of
crockery and to the soil level of the crockery
using the Wash cycle table:
- for dishes with a normal soil level, use the Eco
wash cycle, which guarantees low energy and
water consumption levels.
- if the load is smaller than usual activate the Half
load option (see Start-up and use).
• If your electricity supply contract gives details of
electricity saving time bands, run wash cycles
during the periods when a lower tariff is applied.
The Delayed start* button (see Start-up and use)
helps you organise the wash cycles accordingly.
Phosphate-free and chlorine-free detergents
containing enzymes
• We strongly recommend that you use detergents
that do not contain phosphates or chlorine, as
these products are harmful to the environment.
• Enzymes provide a particularly effective action at
temperatures around 50°C, and as a result
detergents containing enzymes can be used in
conjunction with low-temperature wash cycles in
order to achieve the same results as a normal
65°C wash cycle.
• To avoid wasting detergent, use the product in
appropriate quantities based on the
manufacturer’s recommendations, the hardness
of the water and the soil level and quantity of the
crockery. Even if they are biodegradable,
detergents contain substances that may alter the
balance of nature.
* Only available in selected models.
Precautions and advice
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Whenever the appliance fails to work, check for a solution from the following list before calling for Technical
Assistance Centre.
Some problems are indicated by specific codes that flash on the display: make a note of any codes displayed
before calling Assistance.
Malfunction: Possible causes / Solutions:
The dishwasher does not start. • The plug has not been inserted into the electrical socket
properly, or there is no power in the house.
• The dishwasher door has not been shut properly.
• A delayed start has been programmed (see Start-up and use).
No water enters the dishwasher. • There is no water in the mains supply.
• The water inlet hose is bent (see Installation).
No water drains out from the
• The dishwasher cycle has not yet finished.
• The water outlet hose is bent (see Installation).
• The drain duct is blocked.
• The filter is clogged up with food residues.
The dishwasher makes
excessive noise.
• The dishes are rattling against each other or against the
sprayer arms.
The dishes and glasses are
covered in a white film or
limescale deposits.
• The level of the refined salt is low or the dosage setting is not
suited to the hardness of the water (see Rinse aid and salt).
• The lid on the salt dispenser is not closed properly.
• The rinse aid has been used up or the dosage is too low.
• The crockery is made from non-stick material.
The dishes and glasses are
streaked or have a bluish
• The rinse aid dosage is too high.
The crockery has not been dried
• The rinse aid has been used up or the dosage is too low (see
Rinse aid and salt).
• The rinse aid dispenser setting is not high enough.
• A wash cycle without a drying programme has been selected.
The dishes are not clean. • The racks are overloaded (see Loading the racks).
• The crockery has not been arranged well.
• The sprayer arms cannot move freely.
• The wash cycle is too gentle (see Wash cycles).
• The detergent has not been measured out correctly or it is not
suited to the type of wash cycle (see Start-up and use).
• The filter is dirty or blocked (see Care and maintenance).
• The refined salt level is low (see Rinse aid and salt).
Shut off tap alarm.
(you will hear several short beeps)
(the code AO6 flashes on the
• Turn on the tap and the appliance will start after a few
• The appliance lock has been activated because nothing was
done when the beeps sounded. Switch off the machine using
the ON/OFF button, turn on the tap and switch the machine
back on after 20 seconds by pressing the same button. Re-
programme the machine and restart the wash cycle.
Blocked filter alarm
(the code AO5 flashes on the
• Switch off the machine by pressing the ON/OFF button and
clean the filters (see Maintenance), then switch the
dishwasher back on by pressing the same button. Re-
programme the machine and restart the wash cycle.
Water loading solenoid valve
malfunction alarm
(the code AO2 flashes on the
• Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button and
switch it back on after a minute. If the alarm continues, turn
off the water tap to reduce the risk of flooding, remove the
plug from the electrical socket and call Assistance.
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Before calling for Assistance:
• Check whether you can solve the problem on
your own (see Troubleshooting);
• Restart the programme to check whether the
problem has been solved;
• If this is not the case, contact an authorised
Technical Assistance Centre on the telephone
number provided on the guarantee certificate.
 Always request the assistance of authorised
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 internal edge of the stainless steel
door (see Description of the appliance).

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