For the various types of fabrics and various degrees of dirt the
washing machine has different programme bands according to:
wash cycle, temperature and lenght of cycle (see table of
washing cycle programmes).
The Cotton programme is designed for maximum washing and
rinsing efficiency. With spin cycles in between, the programme
guarantees the laundry is rinsed perfectly. The final spin cycle
ensures laundry is spun dry as much as possible up to the
The Cotton programme includes a Prewash cycle. This option is
particularly useful for really dirty loads and can be used
independently of the main wash programme. Additional
detergent for the Prewash part of the programme should be
added to the first compartment of the soap drawer labelled "I"
(please refer to the section of this manual entitled "Detergent").
We recommend you use only 20% of the quantity used for the
main wash programme.
MIXED AND SYNTHETIC FABRICS
The main wash and the rinse gives best results thanks to the
rotation rhythms of the drum and to the water levels.
A gentle spin will mean that the fabrics become less creased.
SPECIAL "RINSE" PROGRAMME
This programme carries out three rinses with a intermediate spin
(which can be reduced or excluded by using the correct button). It
can be used for rinsing any type of fabric, eg. use after hand-washing.
SPECIAL "SPIN" PROGRAMME
Programme "SPIN" carries out a maximum spin (which can be
reduced by using the correct button).
This programme drains out the water.
SPECIAL DELICATE FIBRES
This is a new wash cycle which alternates washing and soaking
and is particularly recommended for very delicate fabrics such as
Pure Machine Washable Wool. The wash cycle and rinses are
carried out with high water levels to ensure best results.
The special cycle, certified by WOOLMARK, enables to
thoroughly wash garments without damaging them. The cycle
comprises of alternate periods of activity and pauses. The
programme has a maximum temperature of 30° and
concludes with 3 rinses and a short spin.
SPECIAL "HAND WASH"
This washing machine also has a gentle Hand Wash
programme cycle. This programme allows a complete
washing cycle for garments specified as "Hand Wash only" on
the fabric care label. The programme has a temperature of
30°C and concludes with 3 rinses and a slow spin.
30 MINUTE RAPID PROGRAMME
The 30 minute rapid programme allows a complete washing
cycle to be carried out in approximately 30 minutes, with up
to a maximum load of 2 kg and a temperature of 40°C.
When selecting the "30 minute rapid" programme, please
note that we recommend you use only 20% of the
recommended quantities shown on the detergent pack.
"A" WASH 59 '
This specially designed programme maintains the high quality
wash performance identified with the "A" rating whilst greatly
reducing the wash time. The programme is designed for a
maximum load of 3 kg with a temperature of 60°C and
concludes with 2 rinses and a high speed spin sequence.
AA SPECIAL PROGRAMME at 40°C
This special programme has been studied to allow you to
obtain the best washing performance, even at full load, as
the 60°C Cotton programme (the normative cycle), but with
the advantage of an energy saving due to 40°C
temperature, instead of 60°C.
The length of this programme lasts almost the 3 hours.
"ALL 40°C" PROGRAMME
This is an exclusive system and involves 2 great advantages
for the consumer:
• to be able to wash together different type of fabrics (e.g.
cotton + synthetic etc...) FAST COLOUREDS;
•to wash with a considerable energy saving.
The "All 40°C" is an eco friendly programme that has low
energy consumption (850W/h). The programme achieves this
by using a low water temperature combined with periods of
inactive soaking and short periods of drum cycling over a
period of three hours.
•the first washing of new coloureds fabrics must be done
• in every case, never mix NON-FAST COLOUREDS fabrics.
Note: Dispensers used for concentrated powders and liquid
detergents must be removed from the drum before
commencing the tumble drying programmes.
The drum changes direction during the drying cycle to
prevent the laundry from tangling and hence produce even
drying. Cool air is used during the last ten minutes of the
drying cycle to minimise creasing.
High temperature drying programme for Cottons and linen
items, always refer to the care label
Low temperature drying programme for synthetics and mixed
fibres, always refer to the care label.