Maintenance and Cleaning

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Maintenance and Cleaning
Before any maintenance or cleaning is carried out you must
DISCONNECT the appliance from the electricity supply.
Descaling
The water we use normally 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
preserve the door seal.
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 (such as Ariel Futur).
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.
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.
To aid cleaning, the top part of the additive compartment
should be removed.
Cleaning the drawer recess
Having removed the drawer, 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
without any clothes in the drum.
Cleaning the pump
The pump should be inspected if
• the machine does not empty and/or spin 
• the machine makes an unusual noise during draining
due to objects such as safety pins, coins etc. blocking
the pump. 
Proceed as follows:
• Disconnect the appliance. 
•  If necessary wait until the water has cooled down. 
• Open the pump door.
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