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  • Brand: Bauknecht
  • Product: Washing Machine
  • Model/name: WAK 1470
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: Dutch, French, English, German

Table of Contents

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GB 2
This washing machine is exclusively destined to
wash machine washable laundry in quantities which
are usual for private households.
• Observe the instructions given in these Instructions
for Use, the Installation Guide and the Programme
Chart when using the washing machine.
• Keep these Instructions for Use, the Programme
Chart and the Installation Guide; if you pass on the
washing machine to another person, also give him/
her Instructions for Use, Programme Chart and
Installation Guide.
1.Removing the packaging and inspection
• After unpacking, make sure that the washing
machine is undamaged. If in doubt, do not use the
washing machine. Contact After-Sales Service or
your local retailer.
• Keep the packaging materials (plastic bags,
polystyrene parts, etc.) out of reach of children,
as they are potentially dangerous.
• If the appliance was exposed to the cold prior to
delivery, keep it at room temperature for a few
hours before operating.
2.Remove the transport bolts
• The washing machine is fitted with transport
bolts to avoid any possible damage to the interior
during transport. Before using the machine, it is
imperative that the transport bolts are removed.
• After their removal, cover the openings with the
4 enclosed plastic caps.
3.Install the washing machine
• Remove the protective film from the control panel
(if available on your model).
• Move the appliance without lifting it by the worktop.
• Install the appliance on a solid and level floor
surface, preferably in a corner of the room.
• Make sure that all four feet are stable and resting
on the floor and then check that the washing
machine is perfectly level (use a spirit level).
• In case of wooden or so-called “floating floors”
(for instance certain parquet or laminate floors),
place the appliance on a 60 x 60 cm sheet of
plywood at least 3 cm in thickness which is
secured to the floor.
• Make sure that the ventilation openings in the
base of your washing machine (if available on
your model) are not obstructed by a carpet or
other material.
4.Water inlet
• Connect the water supply inlet hose in
accordance with the regulations of your local
water company.
• Water inlet: Cold water only
(if no other information on
your programme chart)
• Water tap: 3/4” threaded hose
• Water pressure
(flow pressure): 100-1000 kPa (1-10 bar).
• Use only new hoses to connect the washing
machine to the water supply. Used hoses must
not be used and should be discarded.
• Connect the drain hose to the siphon or hook it
over the edge of a sink by means of the “U” bend
• If the washing machine is connected to an
integrated drainage system, ensure the latter is
equipped with a vent to avoid simultaneous
loading and draining of water (siphoning effect).
6.Electrical connection
• Electrical connections must be carried out by a
qualified technician in compliance with the
manufacturer’s instructions and current standard
safety regulations.
• Data regarding voltage, power consumption and
protection requirements is given on the inside of
the door.
• The appliance must be connected to the mains by
means of a socket with an earth connection in
accordance with current regulations. The
washing machine must be earthed by law. The
manufacturer declines all liability for damage to
property or injury to persons or animals due to
non-compliance with the directions given above.
• Do not use extension leads or multiple sockets.
• Before any maintenance on the washing machine
disconnect it from the mains supply.
• After installation, access to the mains plug or to
disconnection from mains supply must be
ensured at all times via a double-pole switch.
• Do not operate the washing machine if it has
been damaged during transport. Inform the
After-Sales Service.
• Mains cable replacement is only to be carried out
by After-Sales Service.
• The appliance must only be used in the
household for the prescribed uses.
Minimum housing dimensions:
Width: 600 mm
Height: 850 mm
Depth: 600 mm
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GB 3
1.Safety instructions
• The washing machine is appropriate for indoor
use only.
• Do not store flammable fluids near the appliance.
• Children must be supervised to ensure that they
do not play with the appliance.
• This appliance is not intended for use by persons
(including children) with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the
appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
• If you want to place a dryer on top of your
washing machine, first contact our After-Sales
Service or your specialist dealer to verify if this is
possible. Placing a dryer on your washing
machine is only admitted if the dryer is fixed on
the washing machine by using an appropriate
stacking kit available through our After-Sales
Service or your specialist dealer.
• Do not leave the appliance plugged in when not
in use.
• Turn off the tap when not in use.
• Before any cleaning and maintenance switch off
the machine or disconnect it from the mains.
• Never open the door forcibly or use it as a step.
• If necessary, the power cable may be replaced
with an identical one obtained from our After-
Sales Service. The power cable must only be
replaced by a qualified technician.
• The packaging material is entirely recyclable, and
marked with the recycling symbol . Adhere
to current local regulations when disposing of
packaging material.
3.Disposing of packaging and scrapping
old washing machines
• The washing machine is built from reusable
materials. It must be disposed of in compliance
with current local waste disposal regulations.
• Before scrapping, remove all detergent residues
and cut off the power cable so that the washing
machine is made unusable.
• This appliance is marked according to the
European directive 2002/96/EC on Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
By ensuring this product is disposed of correctly,
you will help prevent potential negative
consequences for the environment and human
health, which could otherwise be caused by
inappropriate waste handling of this product.
The symbol on the product, or on the
documents accompanying the product, indicates
that this appliance may not be treated as
household waste. Instead it shall be handed over
to the applicable collection point for the recycling
of electrical and electronic equipment.
Disposal must be carried out in accordance with
local environmental regulations for waste disposal.
For more detailed information about treatment,
recovery and recycling of this product, please
contact your local city office, your household
waste disposal service or the shop where you
purchased the product.
4.Energy saving
The water consumption of your washing machine is
optimized; in some programmes you therefore
cannot see the water through the door glass when
the machine is in operation.
• Achieve the best use of energy, water, detergent
and time by using the recommended maximum
load size.
• Do not exceed the detergent dosages indicated
in the manufacturer’s instructions.
• The Eco-Ball - a special system in the outlet - will
prevent detergent loss from the drum to avoid
detergent loss into the environment.
• Use “Prewash” (if available on your model) for
heavily soiled laundry only! Save detergent, time,
water and energy consumption by not selecting
“Prewash” for slightly 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 energy by using a 60° C instead of a 95° C
wash programme or a 40° C instead of a 60° C
wash programme.
• Save energy and time by selecting a high spin
speed to reduce the water content in laundry
before using a tumble dryer.
5.EC Declaration of Conformity
• The appliance conforms to the following
European Standards:
2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive
2004/108/EC Electromagnetic Compatibility
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GB 4
1. Worktop
2. Control panel
3. Detergent dispenser
4. Service plate (inside the door)
5. Door
6. Pump access / filter behind plinth (and emergency hose, depending on the model)
7. Adjustable feet
To open the door, hold the door handle and pull the door. Close the door by pressing it without
excessive force until it clicks shut.
To remove any residual water used in testing by the manufacturer, we recommend that you carry out a
short wash cycle without laundry.
1. Open the tap.
2. Close the door.
3. Pour a little detergent (about 30 ml) into the main wash chamber of the detergent dispenser.
4. Select and start a short programme (see separate “Programme Chart”).
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GB 5
1.Sort the laundry according to...
• Type of fabric / care label symbol
Cottons, mixed fibres, easy care/synthetics,
wool, handwash items.
• Colour
Separate coloured and white items. Wash new
coloured articles separately.
• Size
Wash items of different sizes in the same load to
improve washing efficiency and distribution in the
• Delicates
Wash small items (e.g. nylon stockings, belts etc.)
and items with hooks (e.g. bras) in a cloth bag or
pillow case with zip. Always remove curtain rings
or wash curtains with the rings inside a cotton bag.
2.Empty all pockets
Coins, safety pins etc. can damage your laundry
as well as the appliance drum and tub.
Close zips and fasten buttons or hooks; loose
belts or ribbons should be tied together.
Stain removal
• Blood, milk, eggs etc. are generally removed by
the automatic enzyme phase of the programme.
• To remove red wine, coffee, tea, grass and fruit
stains etc. add a stain remover to the main wash
chamber of the detergent dispenser.
• Pre-treat heavily-soiled areas with stain remover
if necessary.
Dyeing and bleaching
• Only use dyes and bleaches that are suitable for
washing machines.
• Follow the Manufacturer’s instructions.
• Plastic and rubber parts of the washing machine
can be stained by dyes or bleaches.
Loading the laundry
1.Open the door.
2.Load the articles one at a time loosely into the
drum, without overfilling. Observe the load sizes
given in the programme chart.
Note: overloading the machine will result in
unsatisfactory washing results and creased laundry.
3.Close the door.
Keep detergents and additives in a safe,
dry place out of the reach of children!
The choice of detergent depends on:
• Type of fabric (cottons, easy care/synthetics,
delicate items, wool).
Note: Use only specific detergents for washing
wool and garments made of microfibres (like
sports or swimwear).
• Colour.
• The wash temperature.
• Degree and type of soiling.
• Any whitish residues on dark fabrics are caused
by insoluble compounds used in phosphate-free
powder detergents. If this occurs, shake or brush
out the fabric or use liquid detergents.
• Use only detergents and additives specifically
produced for domestic washing machines.
• When using descaling agents, dyes or bleaches
for the prewash (if available on your model),
make sure that they are suitable for use in
domestic washing machines. Descalers could
contain products which could damage your
washing machine.
• Do not use any solvents (e.g. turpentine,
benzine). Do not machine wash fabrics that have
been treated with solvents or flammable liquids.
• Do not use liquid detergent for the main wash
when having activated the “prewash” option (if
available on your model).
• Do not use liquid detergent when activating the
“Start Delay” function.
Follow the dosage recommendations on the
detergent pack. They depend on:
• degree and type of soiling
• size of wash
full load: follow the detergent manufacturer’s
half load: 3/4 the amount used for a full load;
Minimum load (about 1 kg):
1/2 the amount used for a full load
• water hardness in your area (ask for information
from your water company). Soft water requires
less detergent than hard water (refer to the water
hardness table in the operating instructions).
Too much detergent can result in excess foam
formation, which reduces washing efficiency.
If the washing machine detects too much foam, it
may prevent spinning, or prolong the programme
duration and increase the water consumption.
Insufficient detergent may result in grey laundry and
also calcifies the heating system, drum and hoses.
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GB 6
Where to put detergent and additives
The detergent drawer has three chambers (fig. “A”).
Prewash Chamber
• Detergent for the prewash
Main Wash Chamber
• Detergent for the main wash
• Stain remover
• Water softener
Softener Chamber
• Fabric softener
• Liquid starch
Pour additives only up to the “MAX” mark.
Using chlorine bleach
• Wash your laundry in the desired programme (Cotton, Synthetics),
adding an appropriate amount of chlorine bleach to the SOFTENER
chamber (close the detergent dispenser carefully).
• Immediately after end of programme, start the “Rinse and Spin”
programme to eliminate any residual bleach smell; if you want,
you can add softener.
Never put both chlorine bleach and softener into the softener
chamber at the same time.
Using starch
• Select the “Rinse and Spin” programme and check that the spin
speed is adjusted to not more than 800 rpm.
• Start the programme, pull out the detergent dispenser so that you
can see approximately 3 cm of the softener chamber.
• Pour the starch solution prepared into the softener chamber
while the water is running into the detergent dispenser.
How to position the separator in the main wash
chamber for powder or liquid detergent
For use with powder detergent: place the separator in the higher
Lift the separator until its top can be reclined. Place its hooks on the
upper end of the back guide rails and slightly push the separator
down to fix it (fig. “C”).
A gap should remain between the separator and the bottom of the
main wash chamber, if the separator has been correctly installed (fig.
“B” and “C”).
For use with liquid detergent: place the separator in the lower
position. Secure the separator in the chamber using the front guide rails.
Position the separator so that it touches the bottom of the main
wash chamber (fig. “D”).
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GB 7
We recommend that you check and clean the filter
regularly, at least two or three times a year.
• If the appliance is not draining properly or if it fails to
perform spin cycles.
• If the “Clean pump” indication lights up:
IMPORTANT: make sure the water has cooled
before draining the appliance. If your washing
machine has an emergency hose, drain the
appliance as described at the end of this page.
1. Stop the appliance and unplug it.
2. Push the pins right and left to release the plinth and
remove it (see picture “A”).
3. Place a broad and flat container beneath the filter on
the right.
4. Open the filter but do not remove it completely.
Slowly turn the filter counterclockwise (fig. “B”) until
the water begins to drain out.
5. Wait until all the water has drained.
6. Now unscrew the filter completely and remove it.
7. Tilt the appliance forwards carefully to allow the water
to flow out completely.
8. Clean the filter and the filter chamber.
9. Check that the pump rotor in the filter chamber moves
10. Re-insert the filter and screw it in clockwise as far as it
will go.
11. Pour about 1 litre of water into the detergent drawer
to reactivate the “Eco system”. Check that the filter is
inserted properly and securely.
12. Re-install the plinth.
13. Plug in the appliance again.
The washing machine is now ready for operation again.
For models with emergency hose:
Remove the plinth as described above; for draining the
• Pull out the emergency hose from the washing
machine’s base.
• Place a container next to the emergency hose which can
be reached by the hose length.
• Remove the stopper from the hose so that the water can
flow into the container.
• Proceed to clean the filter as described above.
• Refix the stopper and push the hose back into the
washing machine' base.
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GB 8
Appliance exterior and control panel
• Can be washed down with a soft, damp cloth.
• A little neutral detergent (non abrasive) can also
be used.
• Dry with a soft cloth.
Appliance interior
• After each washing, leave the door open for some
time to allow the inside of the appliance to dry.
• If you never or seldom wash your laundry at
95°C, we recommend to occasionally run a 95°C
programme without laundry, adding a small
amount of detergent, to keep the interior of the
appliance clean.
Door seal
• Dry the door seal after each washing with an
absorbent cotton cloth; make sure that the door
seal is completely dry before closing the door of
the empty washing machine.
• Check the condition of the door seal periodically.
• Check and clean the filter regularly, at least two
or three times a year (see “Draining Residual
Water/ Removing The Filter”).
Water supply hose(s)
• Check the hose(s) regularly for brittleness and
• Regularly check and clean the mesh filter inside
the inlet hose (see “Cleaning the mesh filter in
the water supply hose(s)”).
Do not use flammable fluids for cleaning the appliance.
Detergent dispenser
Clean the dispenser drawer and the dispenser compartment
regularly, at least three or four times a year, to prevent
detergent build-up.
To clean the dispenser drawer:
1. Press the release lever in the main wash chamber downward and
remove the dispenser drawer from the dispenser compartment
(see downward arrow).
2. Remove the cover grid from the softener chamber. Remove the
separator from the main wash chamber by pulling it upward (see
upward arrows).
3. Wash all the parts under running water.
4. Clean the dispenser compartment with a damp cloth.
5. Refit the separator and the cover grid in the dispenser drawer
and push the drawer back into the dispenser compartment.
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GB 9
Water supply hose(s)
If a supply hose shows a damage, replace it by a new hose of the
same type, available through our After-Sales Service or your
specialist dealer.
If your supply hose has a transparent hose coating (fig. “C”),
periodically check the colour of the transparent coating. If the
transparent hose coating turns into an intense red, this is an
indication that the hose may have a leak and should be replaced.
Contact our After-Sales Service team or specialist dealer to obtain a
replacement hose.
Cleaning the mesh filter in the water supply hose(s)
1. Close the tap and loosen the inlet hose on the tap.
2. Clean the internal mesh filter and screw the water inlet hose back
onto the tap.
3. Now unscrew the inlet hose on the rear of the washing machine.
4. Pull off the mesh filter from the washing machine connection
with universal pliers and clean it.
5. Refit the mesh filter and screw the inlet hose on again.
6. Turn on the tap and ensure that the connections are completely
Safety valve
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GB 10
Your washing machine is equipped with various automatic safety functions. These enable faults to be
detected in good time and the safety system can react appropriately. These faults are frequently so minor
that they can be removed within a few minutes.
Problem Causes, Solutions, Tips
Appliance does not start,
no indicator lamps are on
• Plug is not properly inserted in socket.
• Socket or fuse does not function correctly (use a table lamp or similar
appliance to test it).
• the “On/Off” button has not been pressed (if available on your model).
Appliance does not start
although “Start/Pause” has
been pressed
• Door is not properly closed (see also “Child Safety”).
• The “Child lock/Lock buttons” feature has been activated (if available
on your model). To unlock the buttons, push the two buttons marked with the
key symbol simultaneously and hold them at least for 3 seconds. The key
symbol on the display disappears and the programme can be started.
Appliance stops during the
programme, and the “Start/
Pause” light blinks
• “Rinse hold” position of the “Variable spin” button is activated, and the “Rinse hold”
symbol lights up in the programme sequence indicator. Press the “Start/
Pause” button to start the drain programme.
• Programme has been changed - reselect desired programme and press
• Programme has been interrupted and eventually door has been opened - close
door and restart programme by pressing “Start/Pause”.
• The appliance’s safety system has been activated (see “Description of red
indications” in your programme chart).
• Water tap is not opened or water inlet hose is kinked or blocked (“Water tap
closed” indication lights up).
Detergent dispenser
contains residues from
detergent and/or additives
• Separator in main wash chamber is not correctly installed or not adapted to
use of powder and liquid detergent (see “Detergents And Additives”).
• Water entering is not enough; the mesh filters of the water supply could be
blocked (see “Care And Maintenance”).
Appliance vibrates during
spin cycle
• Transport bolts have not been removed; before using the washing
machine, it is imperative that the transport bolts are removed.
• Appliance is not level / not standing firmly on all four feet (see separate
“Installation Guide”).
Final spin results are poor The appliance has an imbalance detection and correction system. If individual heavy
items are loaded (e.g. bathrobes), this system may reduce the spin speed automatically
or even interrupt the spin completely in order to protect the washing machine.
• Heavy item(s) prevented spinning; add smaller articles of laundry and repeat
spin cycle.
• Excessive foam formation prevented spinning; select and start “Rinse & Spin”
programme. Avoid excessive detergent dosing (see “Detergents And Additives”).
• “Variable spin” button has been set to a low spin speed.
Detergent residues on
laundry after wash
Whitish residues on dark fabrics are caused by insoluble compounds used in
phosphate-free powder detergents.
- avoid overdosing of detergent
- use liquid detergent
- select “Intensive Rinse” option if possible
- brush out the fabric
Programme time initially
displayed is lengthened /
shortened by a period of
time (only for appliances
having a display which
indicates the remaining
programme time)
Normal capacity of the appliance to adapt to factors that can have an effect on
the wash programme time, e.g.: Excess of foam formation, load imbalance due
to heavy items of laundry, prolonged heating time resulting from reduced inlet
water temperature.
Due to such influences, the programme time is recalculated and updated if
necessary. On the display, an animation appears during such update
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GB 11
Description of red indications
Red indication
lights up
Indication on big
(if available on your
“Water tap closed” ---
Appliance has no or insufficient water supply. The
“Start/Pause” light blinks.
Check whether:
• Water tap is fully open and water supply pressure
is sufficient.
• Kinks are present in the water inlet hose.
• Mesh filter of water supply hose is blocked (see
“Care And Maintenance”.
• The water hose is frozen up.
• The safety valve inspection window of your water
supply hose is red (provided your appliance has a
water supply hose as shown on picture “B” - see
previous chapter “Care And Maintenance”);
replace the hose by a new one available through
our After-Sales Service or your specialist dealer.
After problem has been removed, restart
programme by pressing “Start/Pause”. If the fault
occurs again, contact our After-Sales Service (see
next chapter).
“Clean pump” ---
Waste water is not pumped out. The appliance
stops in the corresponding programme step; unplug
it and check whether:
• Kinks are present in the drain hose, or the hose is
blocked for another reason.
• Filter or pump is blocked (see chapter “Draining
Residual Water/ Removing The Filter”; make sure
the water has cooled before draining the
• The drain hose is frozen up.
After problem has been removed, push the “Reset”
button for at least 3 seconds; afterwards restart the
desired programme. If the fault occurs again,
contact our After-Sales-Service (see next chapter).
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GB 12
Red indication
lights up
Indication on display
from “F02” to “F35”
(except “F24”)
“Electrical module fault”
Push the “Reset” button for at least 3 seconds.
from “F40” to “F43” “Electrical module fault”
Make sure that the water tap is open. If yes:
• Switch the washing machine off by turning the
programme selector to the “Off/O” position; then
turn the programme selector to a wash
programme again. If there is still a failure:
• Push the “Reset” button for at least 3 seconds.
“F24” “Water level too high” (after programme
cancellation or false operating). Switch off the
washing machine by turning the programme selector
to the “Off/O” position. Turn the programme
selector to a wash programme again, shortly press
the “Reset/Drain” button and press “Start /Pause”
within 15 seconds to start the Drain programme.
“F02” or “FA” “Waterstop fault”
Turn the programme selector to the “Off/O”
position, pull out the mains plug and turn the water
tap off. Tilt the appliance forward carefully to allow
collected water to flow out from the bottom. Then:
• Plug in the appliance again.
• Turn the water tap on (if water immediately flows
into the appliance without the appliance being
started, there is a failure; turn off the tap and notify
the After-Sales Service).
• Select and start the desired programme again.
“Fod” “Overfoaming”
Too much foam interrupted the wash programme.
• Select and start the “Rinse & Spin” programme.
• Afterwards select and start the desired
programme again, using less detergent.
If any of the faults described above persist,
unplug the appliance, turn off the water tap
and contact our After-Sales Service (see next
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GB 13
Before contacting After-Sales Service:
1.Try to remedy the problem yourself (see
“Troubleshooting Guide”).
2.Restart the programme to check whether the
problem has solved itself.
3.If the washing machine continues to function
incorrectly, call our After-Sales Service.
• The nature of the problem.
• The washing machine model.
• The service code (number after the word
The After-Sales Service sticker can be found
inside the door.
• Your full address.
• Your telephone number and area code.
After-Sales Service phone numbers and
addresses are given on the guarantee card.
Alternatively, consult the dealer where you
purchased the appliance.
For some models, you can obtain via our After-
Sales Service or your specialist dealer:
• a Pedestal Drawer which can be installed
beneath your washing machine. It raises your
machine to allow for more comfortable loading
and unloading, as you now no longer need to
bend as far to access the door. Furthermore, it
offers a great space-management tool and
storage solution.
• a Stacking Kit Shelf, by which your dryer can
be fixed on top of your washing machine to save
space and to facilitate loading and unloading your
dryer in that high position.
Never lift the appliance by the worktop when transporting.
1. Pull out the mains plug.
2. Turn off the tap.
3. Check that machine door and detergent dispenser are properly closed.
4. Disconnect the inlet and drain hoses.
5. Eliminate all water from the hoses and from the appliance (see “Draining Residual Water/ Removing
The Filter”).
6. Fit the transport bolts (obligatory).
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GB 14
For Great Britain only
Warning - this appliance must be earthed
Fuse replacement
If the mains lead of this appliance is fitted with a
BS 1363A 13amp fused plug, to change a fuse in this type
of plug use an A.S.T.A. approved fuse to BS 1362 type and
proceed as follows:
1. Remove the fuse cover (A) and fuse (B).
2. Fit replacement 13A fuse into fuse cover.
3. Refit both into plug.
The fuse cover must be refitted when changing a fuse and
if the fuse cover is lost the plug must not be used until a
correct replacement is fitted.
Correct replacement are identified by the colour insert or
the colour embossed in words on the base of the plug.
Replacement fuse covers are available from your local
electrical store.
For the Republic of Ireland only
The information given in respect of Great Britain will
frequently apply, but a third type of plug and socket is also
used, the 2-pin, side earth type.
Socket outlet / plug (valid for both countries)
If the fitted plug is not suitable for your socket outlet,
Please contact After-Sales service for further instruction.
Please do not attempt to change plug yourself. This
procedure needs to be carried out by a qualified technician
in compliance with the manufactures instructions and
current standard safety regulations.

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