MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING

MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING
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Before any maintenance or cleaning is carried out you
must DISCONNECT the appliance from the electricity 
supply.
Descaling
The water we normally use contains lime. It is a good
idea to periodically use a water softening powder in the
machine. Do this separately from any laundry washing,
and according to the softening powder manufacturer's
instructions. This will help to prevent the formation of
lime deposits.
After each wash
Leave the door open for a while. This helps to prevent
mould and stagnant smells forming inside the appliance.
Keeping the door open after a wash will also help to pre-
serve the door seal.
External cleaning
Clean the exterior cabinet of the appliance with soap and
water only, and then dry thoroughly.
Cleaning the dispenser drawer
From time to time the washing powder and additive
dispenser drawer should be cleaned.
Remove the drawer by pressing the catch downwards
and by pulling it out. Flush it out under a tap, to remove
any traces of accumulated powder.
Cleaning the drawer recess
Having removed the
drawer, use a small brush
to clean the recess, en-
suring that all washing
powder residue is re-
moved from the upper and
lower part of the recess.
Replace the drawer and
run the rinse programme
for a few minutes without
any clothes in the drum.
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The dangers of freezing
If the machine is exposed to temperatures below 0°C,
certain precautions should be taken.
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Turn off the water taps.
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Unscrew the inlet hoses.
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Unhook the drain hose from the rear support and
position the end of this hose and that of the inlet
hoses in a bowl. Run the draining programme until
the selector dial is in the “Stop” position.
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Disconnect the appliance.
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Screw the inlet hoses and reposition the drain hose.
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When you intend to start the machine up again,
make sure that the room temperature is above 0°C.