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Zanussi DES 959 Instruction Booklet

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  • Page 1 DISHWASHER DES 959 INSTRUCTION BOOKLET 152985 29/0...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents For the user Important safety information Description of the appliance The control panel Before use Setting the water softener Rinse aid Using your appliance Loading your appliance Adjusting the height of the upper basket Use of detergent Hints and tips Washing programmes Operating sequence Maintenance and cleaning...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Information

    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 left with the appliance in order that the new owner can get to know the functioning of the appliance and the relevant safety information.
  • Page 4: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the appliance Levelling spacers Upper basket stop Salt container Large filter Detergent dispenser Control panel Rating plate Rinse aid dispenser Central filter 10. Lower spray arm 11. Upper spray arm 12. "SID" detergent dispenser 13. Upper basket 14. Worktop The control panel On/Off indicator light On/Off push button...
  • Page 5: Indicator Lights

    Programme start push button This is the last push button to press after having set the programme and closed the door. It starts the programme. Indicator lights Salt Illuminates when the salt has run out, to remind you to refill the salt container. Rinse aid Illuminates when the rinse aid has run out, to remind you to refill the rinse aid...
  • Page 6: Audible Signals

    Audible signals Audible signals have been introduced to help indicate which operations the dishwasher is performing. Short "instruction accepted" signal When any of the push buttons are pressed, a short audible signal informs you that the machine has accepted the instruction given. Long "programme run"...
  • Page 7: Before Use

    Before use Before using your dishwasher for the first time: 1. Ensure that the electrical and water connections comply with the installation instructions 2. Remove all packaging from inside the appliance 3. Set the water softener 4. Pour 1 litre of water inside the salt container and then fill with salt 5.
  • Page 8: Filling With Salt

    Filling with salt Only use salt specifically designed for use in dishwashers. All other types of salt not specifically designed for use in a dishwasher, especially table salt, will damage the water softener. Only fill with salt just before starting one of the complete washing programmes (not the Rinse and Hold programme).
  • Page 9: Rinse Aid

    Rinse aid Rinse aid is automatically added during the last rinse, ensuring thorough rinsing, and spot and streak free drying. The dispenser, which is positioned inside the door, holds about 110 ml of rinse aid, which is sufficient for 16 - 40 dishwashing programmes, depending upon the dosage setting.
  • Page 10: Using Your Appliance

    Using your appliance Loading your appliance Before placing dishes in the machine, remove any scraps of food, to avoid clogging the filters and consequently reducing the performance. Do not load very small items which can fall through the baskets. Open the door and slide out the baskets to load the dishes.
  • Page 11: The Cutlery Basket

    The cutlery basket Long bladed knives stored in an upright position are a potential hazard. These items should only be placed in the removable knife basket. Take care when loading or unloading sharp items such as knives. Removable knife basket Long and/or sharp items of cutlery such as carving knives must be placed horizontally in the removable knife basket, which is positioned at the rear of the...
  • Page 12: Adjusting The Height Of The Upper Basket

    The upper basket The upper basket is designed for plates (dessert plates, saucers, dinner plates of up to 24 cm in diameter), salad bowls, cups and glasses. Arrange items on and underneath the cup racks so that water can reach all surfaces. Light items (plastic bowls etc.) should be loaded in the upper basket and arranged so they do not move.
  • Page 13: Use Of Detergent

    Use of detergent Only use detergents specifically designed for use in dishwashers. If using powder detergents proceed as follows: 1. Open the dispenser lid by pulling the catch (D). 2. Add the detergent according to the instructions given on the packet. 3.
  • Page 14: Hints And Tips

    Hints and tips To save energy Place dishes in the machine immediately after every meal and wait until the dishwasher is full before washing. If necessary run the Rinse and Hold programme (see "Washing Programmes" chart) so that any food scraps do not become caked on the dishes while you are waiting to run the complete wash programme.
  • Page 15: Washing Programmes

    Washing programmes Degree of soil and Programme type of load Any. RINSE Partial load (to be completed later in the day). Heavy soil. Crockery, cutlery, pots and INTENSIVE pans Normal soil. Crockery and cutlery 50°C UNIVERSAL Normal soil. Crockery, cutlery, pots and PLUS pans 65°C...
  • Page 16: Operating Sequence

    Operating sequence Press the On/Off push button The On/Off indicator light comes on, also the indicator lights of the last selected programme and relative options come on. Check that there is rinse aid and salt The corresponding indicator lights will illuminate if refilling is necessary.
  • Page 17: At The End Of The Washing Programme

    8b. Setting and starting the programme with "delay start" Once a programme and required options have been selected (see point 8a.) to use "delay start" proceed as follows: Press the "delay start" push button. The digital display will show "h 0". Press the button again to select the number of hours by which you wish to delay the programme start (up to a maximum of 12 hours).
  • Page 18: Maintenance And Cleaning

    Maintenance and cleaning Internal cleaning Ensure that the seals around the door, the detergent and rinse aid dispensers are cleaned regularly with a damp cloth. We recommend the use of Finish Dishwasher Cleaner every 3 months or run a 65°C wash without dishes using detergent.
  • Page 19: External Cleaning

    Check that the SID is not clogged with detergent residue. If necessary rinse it under running water after having removed it from the basket by twisting it anticlockwise and pulling it upwards. Fasten it back onto the support by turning it clockwise. Never use your dishwasher without the SID dispenser.
  • Page 20: Something Not Working

    Something not working Certain problems are due to lack of simple maintenance or oversights, which can be solved easily without calling out an engineer. The dishwasher is fitted with a number of alarm systems which can help you to quickly determine the cause of any problems.
  • Page 21: Protection Against Flooding

    Service and spare parts In the event of your appliance requiring service, or if you wish to purchase spare parts please contact your local Zanussi Service Force Centre by telephoning: 08705 929929 Your telephone call will be automatically routed to the Service Centre covering your post code area.
  • Page 22: Guarantee Conditions

    Standard guarantee conditions We, Zanussi, undertake that if within 12 months of the date of purchase this Zanussi appliance or any part thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we will, at our option repair or replace the same FREE OF CHARGE for labour, materials or carriage on condition that: The appliance has been correctly installed and used only on the electricity supply stated on the rating plate.
  • Page 23: Hints For Test Centres

    Hints for test centres Before starting any test it is necessary to fill completely with salt the salt container and with rinse aid the rinse aid dispenser. Test standard Reference programme: Load: Rinse aid selector: Detergent dosage : US66 Arrangement upper basket US67 Technical specifications...
  • Page 24: Installation Instructions

    Installation instructions Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried out by a qualified electrician or competent person. Any plumbing work required to install this appliance should be carried out by a qualified plumber or competent person. Remove all packaging before positioning the machine.
  • Page 25: Water Outlet Hose Connection

    Water outlet hose connection The end of the drain hose can be connected in the following ways: 1. To the sink outlet siphon, securing it if necessary with a clip. 2. Hooked over the edge of the sink using the special curved plastic guide provided.
  • Page 26: Electrical Connection

    Electrical connection This appliance must be earthed. The manufacturer declines any responsibility should this safety measure not be observed. If the plug that is fitted to your appliance is not suitable for the socket, it must be cut off and the appropriate plug fitted.
  • Page 27: Adjusting The Worktop

    Adjusting the worktop You can move the worktop forward or backward by 25 mm in order to align the machine with other kitchen units. Simply unscrew the two rear retaining screws, move the top to the required position and then retighten the screws.