This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when
It is dangerous to alter the specifications or attempt
to modify this product in any way.
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
Any plumbing work required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified plumber or
Any electrical work required to install this appliance
should be carried out by a qualified electrician or
Care must be taken to ensure that the appliance does
not stand on the electrical supply cable.
If the machine is situated on a carpeted floor, please
adjust the feet in order to allow air to circulate freely.
This appliance is designed to be operated by adults.
Children should not be allowed to tamper with the
controls or play with the product.
Pets and children have been known to climb into
washing machines. Please check your drum before
The glass door becomes very hot during the washing
cycle. Keep children away from the vicinity of the
appliance whilst it is in operation.
Keep all packaging well away from children.
Keep all detergents in a safe place out of children’s
Always unplug the appliance and turn off the water
supply after use.
Do not overload the appliance. See relevant section
in the instruction book.
Only wash fabrics which are designed to be machine
washed. If in doubt, consult the care label on the
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.
Any objects such as coins, safety pins, nails, screws,
stones or any other hard, sharp material can cause
extensive damage and must not be placed into the
Garments which have been in contact with volatile
petroleum 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.
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 drum.
Only use the advised quantities of fabric softener.
Damage to the fabric can ensue if you over-fill.
Refer to the manufacturer’s recommendations of
As some duvets and eiderdowns should be washed
in large commercial machines because of their bulk,
please check with the manufacturer of the item
before washing in a domestic machine.
Leave the porthole door slightly ajar between washes
to preserve the door seal.
Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair
the machine yourself. Repairs carried out by
inexperienced persons may cause injury or serious
malfunctioning. Contact your local Service Force
Centre. Always insist on genuine spare parts.
Important Safety Information
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 appliance, 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
These warnings have been provided in the interest of safety. You MUST read them carefully
before installing or using the appliance.
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