If you intend the drain hose from the machine to empty
into a sink, make sure that the sink is empty and that the
plug hole is not blocked.
If the machine is permanently plumbed in, hook the end
of the hose into a standpipe installed for the purpose.
The standpipe must have an internal diameter of at least
40 mm (1
") in order that there is an air gap between
the drain hose and the standpipe. Make sure, that it is
designed in such a way, that the end of the drain hose
cannot be covered with water.
The drain hose may be extended to a maximum of 4
metres. An additional drain hose and joining piece is
available from your local service centre. The joining
piece must have an internal diameter of 18 mm.
Before connecting up the machine 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 in the pipes.
When discharging into a sink or a standpipe ensure that
the end of the drain hose is neither too high nor too low.
The top of the curve in the hose’s end should be no
more than 90 cm (35.4”), and no less than 60cm (23.6”)
above floor level.
Level the washing ma-
chine by raising or low-
ering the feet. The feet
may be tight to adjust as
they incorporate a self
locking nut, but the machi-
ne MUST be level.
Any necessary adjustment
can be made with a span-
ner. Accurate levelling
prevents vibration, noise and displacement of the ma-
chine during operation.
Some vibration is inevitable, especially if mounted on a
Sprung wooden floors are particularly susceptible to
vibration. For advice, consult a builder. If possible,
always place the machine on a solid floor.
If the floor is carpeted with a deep-pile carpet or covered
with crumbly or soft material, insert a rigid support base
under the feet to prevent noise, vibration or displace-
ment. The base should protrude a few centimetres
beyond the edges of the machine.
The machine should NOT be placed on deep pile car-
Please ensure that when the appliance is installed it is
easily accessible for the engineer in the event of a break-
All plumbing and electrical work required to install this
appliance must be carried out by competent persons or
qualified plumbers or electricians.
In the interest of the environment
Washing machines and dishwashers should be connec-
ted to the FOUL drainage system, the water will then be
taken to a sewage works for treatment before being
discharged safely into a river.
It is essential that these appliances are not connected to
the surface water drainage system as this water is
discharged directly into a river or stream and may cause
If you require any further advice please contact your
local authority drainage department.
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600 mm min
900 mm max
DRAINS & SEWERS