Zanussi FCS 920 C manual

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  • Brand: Zanussi
  • Product: Washing Machine
  • Model/name: FCS 920 C
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English, Russian

Table of Contents

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Safety information _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 2
Product description _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 3
Control panel _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 5
Before first use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 7
Daily use _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 7
Helpful hints and tips _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 9
Washing programmes _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 11
Care and cleaning _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 12
What to do if… _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 14
Technical data _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 16
Consumption values _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 16
Installation _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 17
Environment concerns _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 20
Subject to change without notice
Safety information
Important! Read carefully & keep for future reference.
• The safety of Your appliance complies with the industry
standards and with legal requirements on the safety of
appliances. However, as manufacturers, we feel it is
our duty to provide the following safety notes.
• It is most important that this instruction book should
be retained with the appliance for future reference.
Should the appliance be sold or transferred to another
owner, or should you move house and leave the appli-
ance, always ensure that the book is supplied with the
appliance in order that the new owner can get to know
the functioning of the appliance and the relevant warn-
• You MUST read them carefully before installing or us-
ing the appliance.
• Before first starting up, check the appliance for any
damage incurred during transport. Never connect up a
damaged appliance . If parts are damaged, contact your
• If the appliance is delivered in the winter months when
there are minus temperatures. Store it at room temper-
ature for 24 hours before using for the first time.
General safety
• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt to
modify this product in any way.
• During high temperature wash programmes the door
glass may get hot. Do not touch it!
• Make sure that small pets and children do not climb
into the drum. To avoid this, please check into the
drum before using.
• Any objects such as coins, safety pins, nails, screws,
stones or any other hard, sharp material can cause ex-
tensive damage and must not be placed into the ma-
• Only use the advised quantities of fabric softener and
detergent. Damage to the fabric can ensue if you over-
fill. Refer to the manufacturer’s recommendations of
• Wash small items such as socks, laces, washable belts
etc in a washing bag or pillow case as it is possible for
such items to slip down between the tub and the inner
• Do not use your washing machine to wash articles with
whalebones, material without hems or torn material.
• Always unplug the appliance and turn off the water
supply after use, cleaning and maintenance.
• Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair
the machine yourself. Repairs carried out by inexper-
ienced people may cause injury or serious malfunc-
tioning. Contact your local Service Centre. Always in-
sist on genuine spare parts.
• This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when
moving it.
• When unpacking the appliance, check that it is not
damaged. If in doubt, do not use it and contact the
Service Centre.
• All packing and transit bolts must be removed before
use. Serious damage can occur to the product and to
property if this is not adhered to. See relevant section
in the user manual.
• After having installed the appliance, check that it is not
standing on the inlet and drain hose and the worktop is
not pressing the electrical supply cable against the
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• If the machine is situated on a carpeted floor, please
adjust the feet in order to allow air to circulate freely
under the appliance.
• Always be sure, that there is no water leakage from ho-
ses and their connections after the installation.
• If the appliance is installed in a location subject to
frost, please read the “dangers of freezing” chapter.
• Any plumbing work required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified plumber or compe-
tent person.
• Any electrical work required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified electrician or com-
petent person.
• This appliance is designed for domestic use. It must
not be used for purposes other than those for which it
was designed.
• Only wash fabrics which are designed to be machine
washed. Follow the instructions on each garment label.
• Do not overload the appliance. See the Washing Pro-
gramme Table.
• Before washing, ensure that all pockets are empty and
buttons and zips are fastened. Avoid washing frayed or
torn articles and treat stains such as paint, ink, rust,
and grass before washing. Underwired bras must NOT
be machine washed.
• Garments which have been in contact with volatile pe-
troleum products should not be machine washed. If
volatile cleaning fluids are used, care should be taken
to ensure that the fluid is removed from the garment
before placing in the machine.
• Never pull the power supply cable to remove the plug
from the socket; always take hold of the plug itself.
• Never use the appliance if the power supply cable, the
control panel, the working surface or the base are dam-
aged so that the inside of the washing machine is ac-
Child safety
• This appliance is not intended for use by person (in-
cluding children) with reduced physical sensory or
mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowl-
edge unless they have been given supervision or in-
struction concerning use of the appliance by a person
responsible for their safety.
• Young children should be supervised to ensure that
they do not play with the appliance
• The packaging components (e.g. plastic film, polystyr-
ene) can be dangerous to children - danger of suffoca-
tion! Keep them out of children’s reach.
• Keep all detergents in a safe place out of children’s
• Make sure that children or pets do not climb into the
Product description
Your new appliance meets all modern requirements for effective treatment of laundry with low water, energy and
detergent consumption. Its new washing system allows total use of detergent and reduces water consumption so
saving energy.
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Machine front
1 Detergent dispenser drawer
2 Control panel
3 Door opening handle
4 Adjustable feet (front)
Machine rear
1 Transit locking devices
2 Drain hose
3 Electrical lead
4 Inlet hose
Detergent dispenser drawer
Compartment for powder or liquid detergent used for
main wash. If using liquid detergent pour it just before
starting the programme.
Compartment for liquid additives (fabric softener,
Any fabric softener or starching additives must be poured
into the compartment before starting the wash pro-
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Control panel
3 4
Henceforth, the programme selector dial, the spin selector dial, programme progress lights and different buttons
will be indicated in all the book with the relevant numbers given in this table.
1 Detergent drawer • Detergent drawer has 2 separate compartments for detergent and fabric
Prewash detergent is to be added straight into the drum.
2 Delay start button • By means of this button, you can delay the start of a washing programme
by 6 or 3 hours.
• The relevant light will light up.
3 Prewash button • By means of this button, the machine performs a prewash cycle before the
main wash phase.
• The relevant light will light up.
4 Quick button • By means of this button, you can select only one of the options.
• The relevant light will light up.
5 Super Rinse button • By means of this button, the machine performs some additional rinses.
• The relevant light will light up.
6 Start/Pause button • This button allows to start the selected programme; the corresponding in-
dicator light is lit.
• This button interrupts also a programme which is running, the corre-
sponding indicator light starts to flash.
7 Programme progress display • The different pilot lights illuminate depending on the running programme
8 Spin speed selector • The spin speed selector dial allows for changing the spin speed. Turn the
spin selector, if you want your laundry to be spun at a speed different from
the one proposed by the appliance or select «Rinse Hold» or "No spin"
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9 Programme selector dial and
ON/OFF switch
• The programme selector dial allows to select a programme and/or to reset,
cancel the programme, switch the machine on/off.
• Programme selector dial is divided into following sections: Cotton, Syn-
thetic, Delicate, Wool, Special programmes. It can be turned either clock-
wise or anticlockwise.
Table of Symbols
= Delay start = Rinses = Drain
=Prewash = Spin = Cold wash
= Quick = Cycle End = Wool
= Super Rinse = Door Locked = Handwash
= Start/Pause = Rinse Hold = ON/OFF
= Washing = No Spin
Delay Start (button 2)
By selecting this option it is possible to delay the starting
of the washing programme by 6 or 3 hours. The selected
delay is indicated by the illumination of the corresponding
Prewash (button 3)
If the laundry is heavily soiled, you can choose a pro-
gramme with prewash. Before the main wash the machine
runs a prewash up to 30° C. The washing time will be
prolonged approx. 20 minutes. The prewash ends with a
short spin in the programmes for cotton and synthetic
laundry. In the programme for delicate laundry the water is
only drained.
Quick (button 4)
Short programme for lightly soiled white-/coloured and
synthetic laundry. The washing time will be reduced ap-
prox. 10 minutes. Max. recommended temperature 60°C.
These option can not be chosen together with the
economy programme 60E and 40E. The washing
time will be reduced depending on the type of material
and the selected temperature. Recommended load for cot-
ton is 2 kg.
Super Rinse (button 5)
The machine performs 2 additional rinses during the
washing cycle. This option is recommended for people
who are allergic to detergents, and in areas where the wa-
ter is very soft.
Rinse hold or No spin (8)
Rinse hold
By selecting this position the water of the last rinse is not
emptied out to prevent the fabrics from creasing. When
the programme has finished, the lights "End" and "Door"
are lit to indicate that the water must be emptied out (See:
" At the end of the programme").
No spin
By selecting this position all the spinning phases are ex-
cluded. To be used for extremely delicate material. The
machine will add some additional rinses to the cotton and
synthetic programmes.
Programme progress display (7)
The light A illuminates when the machine is performing
the washing phase.
The light B illuminates when the machine is rinsing.
The light C illuminates when the machine is spinning.
The light D illuminates at the end of the washing cycle.
The light E indicates if the door can be opened:
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• The light is lit: the door cannot be opened.
• The light is out: the door can be opened.
• The light is flashing: the door can soon be opened.
Before first use
Ensure that the electrical and water connections comply
with the installation instructions.
Important! Remove any material from the drum.
Important! We recommend you to run a wash programme
without any load, to clear any residues which may have
been left by the manufacturing process. Pour approx. 100
ml of detergent straight into the drum and run a cotton
cycle at 60°C. When the programme is finished the
machine will be ready to use.
Daily use
Load the laundry
Open the door by carefully pulling the door handle out-
wards. Place the laundry in the drum, one item at a
time, shaking them out as much as possible. Close the
Measure out the detergent and the fabric softener
Pull out the dispenser
drawer until it stops.
Measure out the amount of
detergent required, pour it
into the larger compart-
ment on the left .
If required, pour fabric
softener into the smaller
compartment marked
(the amount used must not
exceed the «MAX» mark
in the drawer). Close the
drawer gently.
Select the required programme by means of the
programme selector dial (9)
Turn the programme selector dial to the required pro-
gramme. The selector can be turned either clockwise or
The green light of button 6 starts to flash
On programme progress display the pilot lights corre-
sponding to all phases composing the selected pro-
gramme are lit.
On position the programme is reset and the machine
is switched OFF.
At the end of the programme the selector dial must be
turned to position to switch the machine off.
Important! If you turn the programme selector dial to
another programme when the machine is working, the
lights in the programme progress display will start to flash
to indicate a wrong selection. The machine will not
perform the new selected programme.
Select the spin speed, Rinse Hold or No spin option
Select the spin speed, Rinse Hold option or No Spin op-
tion by turning the spin speed selector.
For the maximum spin speed allowed by each pro-
gramme, refer to the chapter Washing programmes.
• The position 900 is equivalent to 900 rpm/min for the
synthetic and wool programmes and 700 rpm/min for
the delicate wash programme.
• The position 500 is equivalent to 500 rpm/min for all
the wash programmes.
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Select the desired option by means of buttons 3, 4
and 5
Depending on the programme, different functions can be
combined. These must be selected after choosing the de-
sired programme and before pressing the button 6. The
relevant light will illuminate.
If an incorrect option is selected, the corresponding indi-
cator lamp flashes for about 2 seconds. For the compati-
bility of the options with the washing programmes, refer to
the chapter «Washing programmes».
Select the Delay Start by pressing button 2
Before you start the programme, if you wish to delay the
start, press the button 2 repeatedly, to select the desired
delay. The corresponding pilot light will light up.
You must select this option after you have set the pro-
gramme and before you press button 6.
You can cancel or modify the delay time at any moment,
before you press button 6.
Cancelling the delayed start after having pressed button 6:
1. Set the washing machine to PAUSE by pressing but-
ton 6.
2. Press the button 2 once, the light relevant to the se-
lected delay goes off.
3. Press button 6 again to start the programme.
Important! The selected delay can be changed only after
selecting the washing programme again.
The door will be locked throughout the delay time (door
locked light lit).
The Delay Start can not be selected with DRAIN or SPIN
Start the programme by pressing button 6
To start the selected programme, press this button; the
corresponding pilot light stops flashing and remains lit.
On programme progress display the pilot lights A and E
illuminate to indicate that the appliance starts operating
and the door is locked.
Altering an option or a running programme
It is possible to change any option before the programme
carries it out.
Before you make any change, you must pause the washing
machine by pressing the button 6.
The programme can be changed as long as the button 6
has not been pressed. Changing a running programme is
possible only by resetting it. Turn the programme selector
dial to and then to the new programme position. Start
the new programme by pressing the button 6 again.
Interrupting a programme
Press the button 6 to interrupt a programme which is run-
ning, the corresponding light starts to flash. Press the
button again to restart the programme.
Cancelling a programme
Turn the selector dial to position to cancel a pro-
gramme which is running. Now you can select a new pro-
Opening the door after the programme has started
First set the machine to pause by pressing the button 6.
After some minutes, the door can be opened, when the
following conditions are observed:
• The water temperature is below 55°C.
• The water level is below the bottom edge of the door.
• The machine doesn’t spin.
If you cannot open the door but it is absolutely necessary
to open it you have to switch the machine off by turning
the selector dial to . After few minutes the door can be
(Pay attention to the water level and temperature!).
After this procedure, it will be necessary to set the pro-
gramme and the options again and then press the button
At the end of the programme
The machine stops automatically.
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The pilot light D illuminates to indicate that the pro-
gramme has finished. The pilot light E goes out, the door
can be opened and the laundry can be removed.
If at the end of a programme there is water in the tub
(when "Rinse hold" option has been selected), to empty
out the water follow the following instructions:
• turn the programme selector dial to
• select the «Drain» or «Spin» programme
• press button 6
When the pilot light E goes out, the door can be opened
and the laundry can be removed.
At the end of the cycle, turn the programme selector dial
to to switch the machine off.
Remove the laundry from the drum and carefully check
that the drum is empty. If you do not intend to carry out
another wash, close the water tap.
Leave the door open to prevent the formation of mildew
and unpleasant smells.
Helpful hints and tips
Sorting out the laundry
Follow the wash code symbols on each garment label and
the manufacturer’s washing instructions. Sort the laundry
as follows: whites, coloureds, synthetics, delicates, wool-
95° or 90°
for normally soiled white cottons
and linen (e.g. tea cloths, towels, ta-
blecloths, sheets...)
for normally soiled, colour fast gar-
ments (e.g. shirts, night dresses,
pyjamas....) in linen, cotton or syn-
thetic fibres and for lightly soiled
white cotton (e.g. underwear)
40°-30°- Cold
for delicate items (e.g. net curtains),
mixed laundry including synthetic
fibres and woollens bearing the la-
bel «pure new wool, machine wash-
able, non-shrink»
Before loading the laundry
Never wash whites and coloureds together. Whites may
lose their «whiteness» in the wash.
New coloured items may run in the first wash; they should
therefore be washed separately the first time.
Make sure that no metal objects are left in the laundry
(e.g. hair clips, safety pins, pins).
Button up pillowcases, close zip fasteners, hooks and
poppers. Tie any belts or long tapes.
Remove persistent stains before washing.
Rub particularly soiled areas with a special detergent or
detergent paste.
Treat curtains with special care. Remove hooks or tie them
up in a bag or net.
Maximum loads
Recommended loads are indicated in the washing pro-
gramme charts.
General rules:
• Cotton, linen: drum full but not too tightly packed;
• Synthetics: drum no more than half full;
• Delicate fabrics and woollens: drum no more than one
third full.
Washing a maximum load makes the most efficient use of
water and energy.
For heavily soiled laundry, reduce the load size.
Laundry weights
The following weights are indicative:
The following weights are indicative:
bathrobe 1200 g
quilt cover 700 g
man’s work shirt 600 g
sheet, man’s pyjamas 500 g
tablecloth 250 g
pillow case, towelling towel, night
dress, man’s shirt
200 g
tea cloth, ladies’ briefs, napkin,
blouse, men’s underpants
100 g
Removing stains
Stubborn stains may not be removed by just water and de-
tergent. It is therefore advisable to treat them prior to
Blood: treat fresh stains with cold water. For dried stains,
soak overnight in water with a special detergent then rub
in the soap and water.
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Oil based paint: moisten with benzine stain remover, lay
the garment on a soft cloth and dab the stain; treat several
Dried grease stains: moisten with turpentine, lay the gar-
ment on a soft surface and dab the stain with the fingertips
and a cotton cloth.
Rust: oxalic acid dissolved in hot water or a rust removing
product used cold. Be careful with rust stains which are
not recent since the cellulose structure will already have
been damaged and the fabric tends to hole.
Mould stains: treat with bleach, rinse well (whites and fast
coloureds only).
Grass: soap lightly and treat with bleach (whites and fast
coloureds only).
Ball point pen and glue: moisten with acetone1), lay the
garment on a soft cloth and dab the stain.
Lipstick: moisten with acetone as above, then treat stains
with methylated spirits. Treat any residual marks with
Red wine: soak in water and detergent, rinse and treat with
acetic or citric acid, then rinse. Treat any residual marks
with bleach.
Ink: depending on the type of ink, moisten the fabric first
with acetone1), then with acetic acid; treat any residual
marks on white fabrics with bleach and then rinse thor-
Tar stains: first treat with stain remover, methylated spirits
or benzine, then rub with detergent paste.
Detergents and additives
Good washing results also depend on the choice of deter-
gent and use of the correct quantities to avoid waste and
protect the environment.
Although biodegradable, detergents contain substances
which, in large quantities, can upset the delicate balance
of nature.
The choice of detergent will depend on the type of fabric
(delicates, woollens, cottons, etc.), the colour, washing
temperature and degree of soiling.
All commonly available washing machine detergents may
be used in this appliance:
• powder detergents for all types of fabric
• powder detergents for delicate fabrics (60°C max) and
• liquid detergents, preferably for low temperature wash
programmes (60°C max) for all types of fabric, or spe-
cial for woollens only.
The detergent and any additives must be placed in the ap-
propriate compartments of the dispenser drawer before
starting the wash programme.
Prewash detergent is to be added straight into the
If using liquid detergents, a programme without prewash
must be selected. Pour the liquid detergent into the deter-
gent compartment immediately before you start the pro-
Your appliance incorporates a recirculation system which
allows an optimal use of the concentrated detergent.
Follow the product manufacturer’s recommendations on
quantities to use and do not exceed the «MAX» mark in
the detergent dispenser drawer.
Degrees of water hardness
Water hardness is classified in so-called “degrees” of
hardness. Information on hardness of the water in your
area can be obtained from the relevant water supply com-
pany, or from your local authority. If the water hardness
degree is medium or high we suggest you to add a water
softener following always the manufacturer’s instructions.
When the degree of hardness is soft, readjust the quantity
of the detergent.
1) do not use acetone on artificial silk
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Washing programmes
Programme/ Temperature Type of laundry Options
Description of the pro-
White cotton (heavily and
normally soiled cotton
Main wash
Long spin max. 900 rpm
Max load 3 kg
Red. load 2 kg
White cotton economy
(This programme can be
selected for slightly or nor-
mally soiled cotton items.
The temperature will de-
crease and the washing
time will be extended. This
allows to obtain a good
washing efficiency so sav-
ing energy.)
Main wash
Long spin max. 900 rpm
Max load 3 kg
60° - 30°
Coloured cotton (heavily
and normally soiled cotton
Main wash
Long spin max. 900 rpm
Max load 3 kg
Red. load 2 kg
Coloured cotton economy
(Cotton economy program.
See: Cotton 60° E)
Main wash
Long spin max. 900 rpm
Max load 3 kg
Synthetic or mixed fabrics:
underwear, coloured gar-
ments, non-shrink shirts,
Main wash
Short spin max. 900 rpm
Max Load 1,5 kg
Delicate fabrics: acrylics,
viscose, polyester.
Main wash
Short spin max. 700 rpm
Max Load 1,5 kg
Special programme for del-
icate fabrics with «hand
washing» care symbol.
Main wash
Short spin max. 900 rpm
Max Load 1 kg
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Programme/ Temperature Type of laundry Options
Description of the pro-
Washing programme for
machine washable wool as
well as for hand washable
woollens and delicate fab-
Main wash
Short spin max. 900 rpm
Max Load 1 kg
For lightly soiled laundry
or for laundry which needs
freshening up.
Main wash
Short spin max. 700 rpm
Max Load 1,5 kg
With this programme it is
possible to rinse and spin
cotton garments which
have been washed by hand.
The machine performs 3
rinses, followed by a final
long spin. The spin speed
can be reduced.
Spin max. 900 rpm
Max Load 3 kg
For emptying out the water
of the last rinse in pro-
grammes with the Rinse
Hold or No Spin option se-
Draining of water
Max Load 3 kg
Separate spin for hand
washed garments and after
programmes with the Rinse
Hold option selected. You
can choose the spin speed
by turning the spin speed
selector to adapt it to the
fabrics to be spun.
Drain and long spin
Max. spin speed 900 rpm
Max Load 3 kg
For resetting the pro-
gramme or switching the
machine off
1) If you select this option, we recommend that you reduce the maximum load as indicated. (Red. load= reduced load). Full loading is
possible however with somewhat reduced cleaning results.
Care and cleaning
Important! You must DISCONNECT the appliance from the
electricity supply, before you can carry out any cleaning or
maintenance work.
The water we use normally contains lime. It is a good idea
to periodically use a water softening powder in the ma-
chine. Do this separately from any laundry washing, and
according to the softening powder manufacturer's instruc-
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tions. This will help to prevent the formation of lime de-
Maintenance Wash
With the use of low temperature washes it is possible to
get a build up of residues inside the drum.
We recommend that a maintenance wash be performed on
a regular basis.
To run a maintenance wash:
• The drum should be empty of laundry.
• Select the hottest cotton wash programme.
• Use a normal measure of detergent, must be a powder
with biological properties.
External cleaning
Clean the exterior cabinet of the appliance with soap and
water only, and then dry thoroughly.
Cleaning the dispenser drawer
The washing powder and additive dispenser drawer
should be cleaned regularly.
If necessary, the whole de-
tergent drawer can be tak-
en out of the machine for
cleaning. You need to pull
it firmly outwards, so that
it comes free of retaining
To remove the siphon at
the inside edge of the
drawer for cleaning, you
need to press it inwards
and pull it upwards at the
same time. Flush it out
under a tap, to remove any
traces of accumulated
When you put it back, press it downwards until you hear a
distinct click.
Cleaning the drawer recess
Having removed the draw-
er, use a small brush to
clean the recess, ensuring
that all washing powder
residue is removed from
the upper and lower part of
the recess.
Replace the drawer and run the rinse programme with-
out any clothes in the drum.
Cleaning the water inlet filter
If your water is very hard or contains traces of lime depos-
it, the water inlet filter may become clogged. It is therefore
a good idea to clean it from time to time.
Turn off the water tap. Un-
screw the water inlet hose.
Clean the filter using a
hard bristle brush. Tighten
up the inlet hose.
The dangers of freezing
If the machine is exposed to temperatures below 0°C, cer-
tain precautions should be taken.
• Turn off the water supply.
• Unscrew the inlet hose from the supply tap.
• Select a wash programme, start the machine and let the
programme run for a short time.
• Interrupt the programme by turning the programme se-
lector to position.
• Place the end of inlet and drain hoses down low, into
the waste gully (floor drain) set into the floor. Make
sure that the end of the hose does not go below the wa-
ter level in the gully's (drain's) water tap.
• Select the programme "Drain" and let it run until it is
• Turn the programme selector to position. When
you intend to start the machine up again, make sure
that the room temperature is above 0 °C.
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The appliance is only to be used and stored indoors at
normal room temperature. The manufacturer is not re-
sponsible for any frost damage.
What to do if…
Certain problems are due to lack of simple maintenance or
oversights, which can be solved easily without calling out
an engineer. Before contacting your local Service Centre,
please carry out the checks listed below.
During machine operation it is possible that the End pilot
light blinks to indicate that the machine is not working:
• 1 flash: problem with the water supply.
• 2 flashes: problem with the water draining.
• 4 flashes: door open.
Once the problem has been eliminated, press the button
START to restart the programme. If after all checks, the
problem persists, contact your local Service Centre.
Problem Possible cause/Solution
The machine does not start:
The door has not been closed.
• Close the door firmly.
The plug is not properly inserted in the power socket.
• Insert the plug into the power socket.
There is no power at the socket.
• Please check your domestic electrical installation.
The main fuse has blown.
• Replace the fuse.
The selector dial is not correctly positioned and the button Start has not been
• Please turn the selector dial and press the button Start again.
The machine does not fill:
The water tap is closed.
• Open the water tap.
The inlet hose is squashed or kinked.
• Check the inlet hose connection.
The filter in the inlet hose is blocked.
• Clean the water inlet hose filter.
The door is not properly closed.
• Close the door firmly.
The machine fills then empties im-
The end of the drain hose is too low.
• Refer to relevant paragraph in «Installation» chapter.
The machine does not empty and/or
does not spin:
The drain hose is squashed or kinked.
• Check the drain hose connection.
An option or a programme that ends with the water still in the tub or that elimi-
nates all the spinning phases has been selected.
• Select the draining or spinning programme.
The laundry is not evenly distributed in the drum.
• Redistribute the laundry.
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Problem Possible cause/Solution
There is water on the floor:
Too much detergent or unsuitable detergent (creates too much foam) has been
• Reduce the detergent quantity or use another one.
Check whether there are any leaks from one of the inlet hose fittings. It is not
always easy to see this as the water runs down the hose; check to see if it is
• Check the water inlet hose connection.
The drain or inlet hose is damaged.
• Change it with a new one.
Unsatisfactory washing results:
Too little detergent or unsuitable detergent has been used.
• Increase the detergent quantity or use another one.
Stubborn stains have not been treated prior to washing.
• Use commercial products to treat the stubborn stains.
The correct temperature was not selected.
• Check if you have selected the correct temperature.
Excessive laundry load.
• Reduce the laundry load.
The door will not open:
The programme is still running.
• Wait the end of washing cycle.
The door lock has not been released.
• Wait until the indicator light for door locked has gone out.
There is water in the drum.
• Select drain or spin programme to empty out the water.
The machine vibrates is noisy:
The transit bolts and packing have not been removed.
• Check the correct installation of the appliance.
The support feet have not been adjusted
• Check the correct levelling of the appliance.
The laundry is not evenly distributed in the drum.
• Redistribute the laundry.
Maybe there is very little laundry in the drum.
• Load more laundry.
Spinning starts late or the machine
does not spin:
The electronic unbalance detection device has cut in because the laundry is
not evenly distributed in the drum. The laundry is redistributed by reverse rota-
tion of the drum. This may happen several times before the unbalance disap-
pears and normal spinning can resume. If, after 10 minutes, the laundry is still
not evenly distributed in the drum, the machine will not spin. In this case ,re-
distribute the load manually and select the spin programme.
• Redistribute the laundry.
The load is too small.
• Add more items, redistribute the load manually and then select the spinning
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Problem Possible cause/Solution
No water is visible in the drum:
Machines based on modern technology operate very economically using very
little water without affecting performance.
If you are unable to identify or solve the problem, contact
our service centre. Before telephoning, make a note of the
model, serial number and purchase date of your machine:
the Service Centre will require this information.
Mod. ... ... ...
Prod. No. ... ... ...
Ser. No. ... ... ...
Technical data
Dimensions Width
49,5 cm
67 cm
51,5 cm
Level of protection against ingress of solid particles and moisture IPX4
Water supply pressure Minimum
0,05 MPa
0,8 MPa
Maximum Load Cotton 3 kg
Spin Speed Maximum 900 rpm
Electrical data Voltage
Overall power
230 V
1600 W
10 A
50 Hz
Consumption values
Programme Energy consumption
Water consumption (litres) Programme duration (Mi-
White Cottons 90° 1.43 44 ~ 126
Cottons 60° 0.78 44 ~ 107
Cotton 60° ECO1) 0.57 39 ~ 131
Cotton 40° ECO 0.35 44 ~ 126
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Programme Energy consumption
Water consumption (litres) Programme duration (Mi-
Synthetic 40° 0.26 42 ~ 67
Delicate 40° 0.38 45 ~ 61
Hand Wash 30° 0.20 42 ~ 50
Wool 40° 0.35 45 ~ 50
Mini 30° 0.18 35 ~ 30
Rinses 0.03 30 ~ 27
Drain - - ~ 1
Spin - - ~ 5
1) «Cottons Eco» at 60°C with a load of 3 kg is the reference programme for the data entered in the energy label, in compliance with
EEC 92/75 standards.
The consumption data shown on this chart is to be considered purely indicative, as it may vary depending on the
quantity and type of laundry, on the inlet water temperature and on the ambient temperature.
Lifting the machine
Be careful when lifting the machine. Incorrect methods of
lifting can cause physical injuries and also increase the
risk of damage to the machine. Open the door and take
hold of the top inside of the door opening. You can also
lift the machine by gripping the rear overhang of the top.
Warning! Never lift the machine by gripping it’s
control panel, door, or detergent dispenser.
When supplied the washing machine is packed using a
number of locking devices/packing pieces to prevent
drum and motor from damage in transit All transit bolts
and packing must be removed before using the appliance.
You are advised to keep all transit devices so that they can
be refitted if the machine ever has to be transported again.
Spread some of the poly-
styrene packaging materi-
als on the floor behind the
machine and then lay the
machine carefully rear
side down on them. Make
sure that no hoses are
crushed in the process.
Remove the polystyrene
base from the bottom of
the appliance.
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Return machine to it's upright position and remove the
power supply cable and the draining and inlet hose
from the hose holders on the rear of the appliance.
With a suitable spanner unscrew and remove the three
screws and their spacers on machine's rear.
The three holes must then
be plugged with the plastic
plug caps supplied in the
bag containing the in-
struction booklet, which
can be found inside the
Install the machine on a flat hard floor. Make sure that air
circulation around the machine is not impeded by carpets,
rugs etc. Check that the machine does not touch the wall
or furniture. Level the washing machine by raising or low-
ering the two front feet. If necessary, check the setting with
a spirit level. Any necessary adjustment can be made with
a spanner. Accurate levelling prevents vibration, noise and
displacement of the machine during operation.
Caution! Never place cardboard, wood or similar
materials under the machine to compensate for any
unevenness in the floor.
Water inlet
Warning! This appliance must be connected to a
cold water supply
Caution! Before connecting up the appliance to new
pipework or to pipework that has not been used for
some time, run off a reasonable amount of water to flush
out any debris that may have collected
Caution! Do not use the hose from your previous
appliance to connect to water supply.
Connect the hose to a tap
with a 3/4” thread. Always
use the hose supplied with
the appliance.
If necessary use the sup-
plied restrictor.
The machine end of the in-
let hose can be turned in
any direction. Set the hose
correctly by loosening the
ring nut. After positioning
the inlet hose, be sure to
tighten the ring nut again
to prevent leaks.
The inlet hose must not be lengthened. If it is too short
and you do not wish to move the tap, you will have to pur-
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chase a new, longer hose specially designed for this type
of use.
Water drainage
The end of the drain hose can be positioned in three ways:
Hooked over the edge of a sink using the plastic hose
guide supplied with the machine.
In this case, make sure the end cannot come unhooked
when the machine is emptying. This could be done by ty-
ing it to the tap with a piece of string or attaching it to the
In a sink drain pipe with a trap.
650-800 mm
The drain hose can be connected directly into the pipe
(e.g. beneath a washtub or sink), above the water trap. The
drain hose must be arranged so that some part of it’s
length is routed up to a level corresponding to the top
edge of the tub and fixed in place there.
Directly into a drain pipe at a height of not less than 65
cm and not more than 80 cm.
Their must be an air gap around and below the end of
drain hose. This means that the internal diameter of the
standpipe must be larger than the outer diameter of the
650-800 mm
40 mm
The hose must not be sticked into the standpipe more
than 50 mm and it has to be fixed in this position. The
drain hose must not be kinked.
The drain hose can be extended up to total 3,5 m. For the
extension piece use a hose with an internal diameter at
least as large as that of the machine's own hose. Use a
suitable hose connector.
Information on the electrical connection is given on the
rating plate on the inner edge of the appliance door.
Check that your domestic electrical installation can take
the maximum load required, also taking into account any
other appliances in use.
Caution! Connect the machine to an earthed socket.
Caution! The manufacturer does not accept any
responsibility for damage or injury through failure
to comply with the above safety precaution.
Caution! The power supply cable must be easily
accessible after installing the machine.
Caution! Should the appliance power supply cable
need to be replaced, this must be carried out by a
Service Centre.
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Environment concerns
The symbol on the product or on its packaging
indicates that this product may not be treated as
household waste. Instead it should be taken to the
appropriate collection point for the recycling of electrical
and electronic equipment. 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. For more detailed
information about recycling of this product, please contact
your local council, your household waste disposal service
or the shop where you purchased the product.
Packaging materials
The materials marked with the symbol are recyclable.
This means that they can be recycled by disposing of
them properly in appropriate collection containers.
Ecological hints
To save water, energy and to help protect the environment,
we recommend that you follow these tips:
• Normally soiled laundry may be washed without pre-
washing in order to save detergent, water and time (the
environment is protected too!).
• The machine works more economically if it is fully loa-
• With adequate pre-treatment, stains and limited soiling
can be removed; the laundry can then be washed at a
lower temperature.
• Measure out detergent according to the water hard-
ness, the degree of soiling and the quantity of laundry
being washed.
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