Do not install the washing machine in a room where there is a risk
of frost. Frozen hoses may burst or split. The reliability of the elec-
tronic control unit may be impaired at temperatures below freezing
Before using the machine for the first time, check that the transit
bars at the rear of the machine have been removed (see "Installation
- Removing the transit bars"). During spinning, a transit bar which is
still in place may result in damage to both the machine and adjacent
furniture or appliances.
Turn off the stopcock if the machine is to be left for any length of
time (e.g. holiday), especially if there is no floor drain (gully) in the im-
If hooking the drain hose into a wash basin, check that the water can
drain off quickly enough to prevent the sink from overflowing. Make
sure the drain hose is secure, so that the force of the water flowing
out of the hose does not dislodge it.
Take care to ensure that foreign objects (e.g. nails, pins, coins, pa-
per clips) do not find their way into the machine with the laundry.
These may damage components of the machine (e.g. suds con-
tainer, drum), which in turn can result in damage to the laundry.
Warning and Safety instructions