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10 en Description Some notions on humidity Air always contains a certain quantity of water in the form of vapour; this determines the degree of humidity in a room. The capacity of air to contain water vapour increases as its temperature increases. This is why in our homes, as soon as the temperature drops, the air releases the water vapour contained in it, turning into condensation,whichappearsonallcoldsurfacessuchaswin- dows, walls etc. The dehumidifier is an electric appliance that extracts humi- dity from the air, avoiding the damage that it causes. Studies have established that the ideal conditions for our health and home are achieved when relative humidity is between 40% and 60%. With very low temperatures, you are recommended to heat the room even minimally. This will increase the dehumidi- fying capacity of the appliance considerably. This is the only way,infact,toallowthecondensationthatformsonthewin- dows and other cold surfaces to evaporate into the air and be collected by the dehumidifier. The Extra Power mode included in this model makes it easier toraisethetemperature.Theairreleasedbythedehumidifier is, however, generally warmer than the air in the room. DESCRIPTION ACCESSORIES 1. Control panel 2. Water level viewing window 3. Condensate collection tank 4. Lifting handles 5. Air intake openings 6. Air filter 7. Air outlet grille 8. Accessoryboxcontainingcondensatedrainnozzleand4 castors 9. Continuous drain door 2 3 4 4 5 9 6 7 1 8
11 en INTRODUCTION Thank you for choosing a De’Longhi product. Take a few minutes to read these instructions for use. This will avoid danger or damage to the machine. Symbols used in these instructions The important warnings are represented by the symbols li- sted here below. It is vital to observe these warnings. Failuretoobservethewarningsprovidedmayresultinelectric shock, serious injury, burns, fire or damage to the appliance. Danger! Failure to comply can be the cause of life-threatening injury by electric shock. Important! Failure to comply can be or is cause of injury or damage to the appliance. NotaBene: This symbol highlights recommendations and important in- formation for the user. Problems and repairs In the event of problems first try and resolve them by fol- lowingthewarningsprovidedinthe“Troubleshooting”chap- ter on page 17. For any repairs always contact a Technical Service Centre au- thorised by the Manufacturer only. Always insist on the use of original spare parts. Repairs carried out by unqualified personnel can be dange- rous and can invalidate the guarantee. WARNINGS Fundamental SafetyWarnings Danger! Asthisappliancerunsonelectricalcurrent,it is important to observe the following safety warnings: • Do not touch the appliance with wet hands. • Do not touch the plug with wet hands. • Makesurethatthesocketusedcanalwaysbeeasilyrea- ched, so that the plug can be removed when required. • If you wish to remove the plug from the socket, act di- rectly on the plug itself. Never pull the power cable as it might be damaged. • Todisconnecttheappliancecompletelyyoumustremo- ve the plug from the socket. • Do not attempt to repair the appliance if it breaks down. Switch the appliance off, remove the plug from the so- cket and contact the After-SalesTechnical Assistance. • Do not move the appliance by pulling the power cable. • It is dangerous to modify or alter the characteristics of the appliance in any way. • Ifthepowercableisdamageditmustbereplacedbythe manufacturer or an authorised technical service centre in order to avoid all risk. • Avoid the use of extension leads for the electrical power supply cable. • The appliance must be installed in accordance with na- tional rules on household appliances. • The appliance must be connected to an efficient ear- thing system. Have a qualified electrician check your electrical circuit. • Thisapplianceisnotintendedforuseinthereclamation of commercial or residential property damaged by wa- ter. Important! Keep the packaging material (plastic bags, polystyrene foam) out of the reach of children. Important! Do not allow the appliance to be used by persons (also children) with reduced psycho-physical- sensorial capacities or that have insufficient experience and knowledge, unless they are carefully monitored and trained by a person responsible for their safety. Children must be su- pervised to ensure they do not play with the appliance. Warnings
12 en Use Use in compliance with its intended use This appliance is intended for domestic use only. Use this appliance only as described herein. These instructions do not intend to cover every possible con- dition and situation that may arise. Common sense and cau- tionshouldbeappliedwheninstalling,operatingandstoring any appliance. General safeguards • Do not install the appliance in rooms where the air con- tains gas, oil, sulphur or near sources of heat. • Do not use the appliance on sloping surfaces. • Keeptheapplianceatleast50cmawayfromflammable substances (alcohol, etc.) or pressurised containers (e.g. aerosol cans). • Do not rest objects of any kind on top of the appliance. • Always transport the appliance upright or resting on one side. Drainthecondensatetankbeforemovingtheappliance. Waitatleast1houraftertransportingtheappliancebe- fore starting it • R 134a is a refrigerant gas that complies with EC envi- ronmental regulations, nevertheless avoid perforating the refrigerant circuit of the appliance. At the end of its service life, the air conditioner must be disposed of at a suitable collection centre. ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION: This unit contains fluorinated greenhouse gases provided for by the Kyo- to Protocol. The maintenance and disposal operations must be carried out by qualified personnel only (R134a, GWP=1300). • The materials used for packaging can be recycled. You arethereforeadvisedtodisposeoftheminspecialdiffe- rentiated waste collection containers. • Do not use the appliance outdoors. • Do not obstruct the air intake or outlet. Use Read these instructions carefully before using the appliance. • Keep these instructions carefully. If the appliance is transferred to other owners, they must also be provided with these instructions for use. • Failure to comply with these instructions may result in injury and damage to the appliance. Themanufacturerisnotliablefordamagederivingfrom the failure to comply with the instructions for use. • Keep the list of Technical Service Centres and identify the Centre nearest you. Electrical connections Afterhavingtransportedtheappliancewaitatleastonehour before starting it up. Danger! Before plugging the appliance into the mains, check the following: • The mains power supply corresponds to the working voltage indicated on the rating plate. • The power socket and the electrical circuit are adequate for the required load. • Themainssocketissuitablefortheplug,otherwisehave the plug replaced by a qualified electrician. • The mains socket is connected to an efficient earthing system. Setting it up for use Position the appliance in the room to be dehumidified. It is essential to leave a free space of at least 50 cm in front of and above the dehumidifier, so as not to obstruct the air intake and outlet. For efficient ventilation it is advisable to leave a space of at least 5-10 cm all around the appliance. Applying the castors If you wish to apply the castors to the appliance, proceed as follows: 1) Make sure the appliance is unplugged and the tank is empty. 2) Remove the rubber caps from the base of the appliance by pulling them out hard, using pliers if necessary (see figure 1/a). 3) Apply the castors by inserting their pins into the holes (see figure 1/b).
13 en Nota Bene: When carrying out these operations be careful not o incline the appliance by more than 45°; in any case,oncethecastorshavebeenassembled,waitatleastone hour before turning it on. Draining the condensate water The condensate can be drained in 2 ways: a) Draining into the tank The condensate can be drained directly into the tank. With this draining system, when the tank is full, the applian- ce stops and the screen displays the tank alarm . When the tank is full, remove it as shown in fig. 2 and empty it into a sink or a bathtub. Whentheoperationiscomplete,putthetankbackincorrect- ly being careful to position the handle as show in figure 3. b) Continuous external draining If you require the appliance to operate for a long period of time without periodically emptying the tank we advise you to set up continuous draining as follows: • Open the door on the side of the appliance and screw the nozzle onto the fitting, as shown in figure 4. • Insert a garden hose into the nozzle and lead the end of the hose to a floor-level drain. Make sure the tank is inserted correctly. • Make sure the hose is never placed at a height above the level of the nozzle (fig. 5). Otherwise the water will continue to drain back into the tank. Make sure there are no kinks in the hose. Fig. 2 Use a b Fig. 1 Fig. 3 2 Fig. 4 Fig. 5 NO NO YES
14 en Control panel ON/Stand-by Button Dehumidifying Button Timer Button Decrease Button Display Thermometer / Hygrometer button Increase Button Button descriptions ”ON/Stand-by”Button This turns the appliance on / off. Dehumidifying Button This starts the dehumidifying mode. Press the button repe- atedly to select the desired dehumidifying level (MIN/MED/ MAX/AUTO). Dehumidifying Extra Power Button This starts the dehumidifying Extra Power mode. Pressthe buttonrepeatedlytoselectthedesiredpower level (MIN/MED/MAX/AUTO). Laundry / Laundry Extra Power Button This starts the Laundry and Laundry Extra Power modes. Press to select the mode you wish to use. Hygrometer/Thermometer Button Thistemporarilydisplaysthetemperatureandthelevelofhu- midity detected in the room where the appliance is installed. Timer Button This allows you to set the timer mode to delay when the ap- pliance comes on or goes off. Increase/Decrease Buttons These allow you to set the percentage of humidity you wish to achieve in the room, by increasing or decreasing it by 5% at a time. It is also possible to set the timer using these but- tons. From 0 to 10 h the time is adjusted by 30-minute incre- ments, and from 10 to 24 h the time is adjusted by 1-hour increments. Description of the Display The meanings of the codes or symbols which may appear on the display: Stand-by This indicates that the appliance is in Stand-by mode. Tank Alarm If this symbol appears it means that the tank is full, absent or incorrectly positioned. This alarm continues until the tank is correctly positioned. Defrost alarm At low temperatures, the appliance frequently carries out defrost cycles. During defrost this symbol will appear. Sensor alarms This indicates a possible malfunction of the sensors or that the ambient humidity is too low to be detected. Keyboard Lock This symbol appears when the keyboard lock is enabled. Nota Bene: with the aim of saving energy, after the appliancehasbeeninstand-byforafewminutes,thedisplay will go off. Laundry/ Laundry Extra Power Button Dehumidifying Extra Power Button
15 en Mode selection MODE SELECTION Plug the appliance into a mains socket. The appliance will operate in the previously-set mode. If the symbol appears on the display this means that the appliance is in stand-by. Press the button to turn the applianceon.Ifthe symbolappears,itisnecessaryto empty or position the tank correctly. Dehumidifying Mode Pressthe button. Thedisplayshow andthepreviously- set level of relative humidity. Press the + or - button to select thedesiredlevelofhumidity(30%correspondstoadryenviron- ment,80%correspondstoahumidenvironment). Press the button repeatedly to select the desired dehu- midifying level (MIN/MED/MAX/AUTO). MIN MED MAX AUTO Withthe“AUTO”dehumidifyingleveltheapplianceindependently establishes the most suitable power and level of humidity, based ontheambientconditions. Whentheroomhasreachedthesetlevelofhumidity,itwillstop. It will automatically begin dehumidifying as soon as the ambient humidityexceedsthedesiredlevel. Dehumidifying Extra Power Mode This mode differs from the previous one as it switches on a heating element that increases the dehumidifying capacity of the appliance. In this mode the heating element can make the room temperature increase up to a maximum of 23°C. Press the button repeatedly to select the desired dehu- midifying Extra Power level (MIN/MED/MAX/AUTO). MIN MED MAX AUTO Laundry/Laundry Extra Power Mode InLaundrymodetheapplianceoperatesatitsmaximumdehu- midifying capacity only. The Laundry Extra Power mode adds a heating element that further increases the dehumidifying capacity of the appliance. In this case, the heating element can make the room temperature increase up to a maximum of 28°C. Press the button repeatedly to select Laundry or Laundry Extra Power mode. LAUNDRY LAUNDRY EXTRA POWER NotaBene: Intheextrapowermodes,uponfirststartup it is advisable to air out the room in order to eliminate the odour thatmaybereleasedbytheappliance. Hygrometer/Thermometer Function Press the button. The screen temporarily displays: tem- perature and level of humidity in the area surrounding the appliance. NotaBene:thedetectedanddisplayedmeasurements must be considered indicative. Keyboard Lock Mode This mode is used to lock the keyboard, with the aim of avoi- ding unwanted tampering with the appliance. To enable or disable this mode, with the appliance on (not in stand-by), pressandholddownthe and-keysforatleast3seconds. The appliance will emit an acoustic signal.When the mode is enabled the symbol appears on the appliance. Change temperature scale To change the temperature scale from °C to °F and vice versa, with the appliance on, press the button for at least 20 seconds. The appliance will emit an acoustic signal. Timer Mode How to programme delay ON 1) With the appliance in stand-by , press the button. The symbol will appear, together with the number of hours of delay you wish the appliance to start up. 2) Withthe+and-buttonssetthenumberofhoursrequi- red (0.5÷24h). Press the button to confirm. The symbol will stay on. 3) When the set time has passed, the appliance will start up. How to programme delay OFF 1) While the appliance is on, press the button. The symbol will appear, together with the number of hours of delay you wish the appliance to switch off. 2) Withthe+and-buttonssetthenumberofhoursrequi- red (0.5÷24h). Press the button to confirm. The symbol will stay on. 3) When the set time has passed, the appliance will shut down.
16 en Changing or disabling the timer mode If you wish to change the timer settings press the key once, and use the + and - buttons. Press the button to confirm.Ifyouwishtodisablethetimermodepressthetimer key twice.The symbol will switch off. NotaBene: at start up or when the power comes back on, the appliance will start up in the last mode that was ena- bled before the appliance was switched off. In case of a power outage, any timer programming will be deleted. CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE Always unplug the appliance from the power socket before performing any cleaning or maintenance operations. For safety reasons, never wash the dehumidifier using a jet of water. Cleaning the cabinet • Clean with a slightly damp cloth and dry with a dry cloth. • Do not use petrol, alcohol or solvents to clean the ap- pliance. • Do not spray liquid insecticide or similar products as they may deform the plastic. Cleaning the air filter If the filter is dirty, air circulation is compromised and conse- quentially the efficiency of the dehumidifier decreases. It is therefore good practice to clean the filter at regular in- tervals.Frequencydependsontheconditionsanddurationof operation. If the appliance is used constantly or frequently it is advisable to clean the filter once a week. • Once the tank has been taken out, remove the filter by pulling it downwards (fig. 6). • Use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust accumulations from the filter. If the filter is very dirty, rinse it well with warm water. The temperature of the water must not exceed 40°C. Afterwashingthefilterallowittodrycompletelybefore puttingitbackinplace.Thefilter,inadditiontotrapping dust particles, has an anti-bacterial action. Furthermore, it considerably reduces other irritating agents such as pollen and spores. For long periods of downtime • After unplugging the appliance from the power socket, empty the tank. • Clean the filter and put it back in. • Cover the appliance with a plastic bag to protect it from dust. TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Power supply voltage See rating plate Absorbed power “ Maximum absorbed power “ Maximum absorbed power in Extra Power “ Defrost device Yes Hygrometer Yes Fan speed 3 Air filter Yes Operating limits: temperature 2°C - 32°C relative humidity 30-90% Disposing of the appliance In compliance with European directive 2002/96/ EC, the appliance must not be disposed of with household waste, but taken to an authorised wa- ste separation and recycling centre. Fig. 6 Cleaning and maintenance /Features
17 en IF SOMETHING DOES NOT WORK Check the following before calling the authorisedTechnical Service Centre operating in your area. PROBLEMS CAUSES SOLUTION The appliance is operating in dehumi- difying mode but the humidity does not decrease. The filter is clogged. Either the temperature or the humidi- ty in the room is too low. The room is too large for the dehu- midifying power of the appliance, or there are too many sources of humidi- ty (boiling pots, etc.). The set humidity value is too high. Clean the filter. In certain conditions it is normal for the appliance not to dehumidify. Check the operating limits of the appliance in the “Technical Specifi- cations” chapter. In certain cases it is advisable to heat the room you wish to dehumidify. The Extra Power mode included in this model makes it easier to raise the temperature. Decrease the set humidity value. Theappliancedoesnotoperateforap- proximately 3 minutes after start up. The safety device has correctly made the appliance trip. Wait for 3 minutes to pass. appears on the display appears on the display appears on the display The tank is missing. The tank is full. The tank is positioned incorrectly. The room temperature is very low. One of the probes is faulty or the hu- midity in the room is too low or too high to be detected correctly. Put the tank back in place. Empty the tank. Position the tank correctly. Increase, if possible, the room tempe- rature. See if the appliance starts working again when moved into another room with a level of humidity within the operating limits indicated in the “Technical Specifications”section. Iftheproblempersists,calltheService Centre. Troubleshooting
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