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Before Using The Washing Machine; Water Inlet - Whirlpool WWDC-7444 Instructions For Use Manual

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1. Removing the packaging and inspection
• After unpacking, make sure that the washing
machine is undamaged. If in doubt, do not use
the washing machine. Contact After-Sales
Service or your local retailer.
• Keep the packaging materials (plastic bags,
polystyrene parts, etc.) out of reach of children,
as they are potentially dangerous.
• If the appliance was exposed to the cold prior
to delivery, keep it at room temperature for a
few hours before operating.
2. Remove the transport bolts
• The washing machine is fitted with transport
bolts to avoid any possible damage to the
interior during transport. Before using the
machine, it is imperative that the transport
bolts are removed.
• After their removal, cover the openings with
the 4 enclosed plastic caps.
3. Install the washing machine
• Remove the protective film from the control
panel (if available on your model).
• Move the appliance without lifting it by the
• Install the appliance on a solid and level floor
surface, preferably in a corner of the room.
• Make sure that all four feet are stable and resting
on the floor and then check that the washing
machine is perfectly level (use a spirit level).
• In case of wooden or so-called "floating floors"
(for instance certain parquet or laminate
floors), place the appliance on a sheet of
plywood at least 60 x 60 cm wide/deep and at
least 3 cm thick which is secured to the floor.
• Make sure that the ventilation openings in the
base of your washing machine (if available on
your model) are not obstructed by a carpet or
other material.

4. Water inlet

• Connect the water inlet hose(s) to the drinking
water supply in accordance with the
regulations of your local water company.
• For models with one inlet valve: cold water
• For models with two inlet valves: cold AND hot
water, or cold water only (see separate
Installation Guide).
• Water tap:
3/4" threaded hose
• Water pressure
(flow pressure):
100-1000 kPa (1-10 bar).
• Use only new hoses to connect the washing
machine to the water supply. Used hoses must
not be used and should be discarded.
• For models with hot fill: the hot water inlet
temperature must not exceed 60 °C.
5. Drain
• Connect the drain hose to the siphon or any
other outlet for drain water (see separate
Installation Guide).
• If the washing machine is connected to an
integrated drainage system, ensure the latter is
equipped with a vent to avoid simultaneous
loading and draining of water (siphoning effect).
6. Electrical connection
• Electrical connections must be carried out by a
qualified technician in compliance with the
manufacturer's instructions and current
standard safety regulations.
• Data regarding voltage, power consumption
and protection requirements is given on the
inside of the door.
• The appliance must be connected to the mains
by means of a socket with an earth connection
in accordance with current regulations. The
washing machine must be earthed by law. The
manufacturer declines all liability for damage to
property or injury to persons or animals due to
non-compliance with the directions given above.
• Do not use extension leads or multiple sockets.
• Before any maintenance on the washing
machine disconnect it from the mains supply.
• Do not operate the washing machine if it has
been damaged during transport. Inform the
After-Sales Service.
• Mains cable replacement is only to be carried
out by After-Sales Service.
• When using a residual current circuit breaker
(RCCB), only use a model marked with
EN 3

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