Washing and Drying Hints
Do NOT overload the machine. Weigh the laundry the
first few times you use the appliance.
The average weights of the most common items are
listed below as a guide:
1000g = 1 kg
Linen hand towel
Towelling hand towel
Towelling bath towel
Load the laundry loosely alternating large items with
Sort the laundry according to the type of fabric,
colour-fastness and how dirty it is.
Avoid washing unhemmed or torn items as they may
Before washing, empty all pockets of small objects
which may have been left inside (coins, keys, screws
etc). as these could damage the drain pump.
When washing curtains, remove the hooks.
Close poppers and zips and fasten loose buttons.
It is essential to wash new coloured items separately
when washing for the first time.
When washing fabrics requiring different wash
temperatures together, always select the lowest
White items should not be washed with coloured
Very small items (handkerchiefs, ribbons, socks etc)
should be washed in a washing bag or a pillow case.
Use a good quality detergent suitable for automatic
Use the correct quantities of detergent.
For wool, use gentle detergent only in small
Bleach is very corrosive; it should be used with care
and kept out of reach of children.
Some stains such as fruit, wine, grass, rust etc. are
difficult to remove and should be treated before
washing with specific products, which can be found
in most household shops. In some cases it may help
to soak the stain before washing with a special pre-
soak product or biological detergent.
If you have used the machine to wash, rinse or spin
only non-colour fast garments, there may be dye left
in the sump. To ensure any subsequent wash is not
contaminated with the dye, select and carry out a
rinse and spin programme, without any garments, to
ensure that any dye is removed from the sump.
Do not leave the damp laundry load in a heap too
long before drying.
Avoid drying dark clothes with light coloured fluffy
items such as towels as these can attract the fluff.
If you overdry the laundry, besides wasting energy,
any subsequent ironing may become more difficult
because the fabric could be heavily crumpled.
Remove the laundry when the appliance has finished
To avoid a static charge when drying is completed,
use either a fabric softener when you are washing the
laundry or a fabric conditioner specifically for
Particularly delicate items such as synthetic curtains,
woollen and silk, garments with metal inserts, nylon
stockings, bulky garments such as anoraks,
bedcovers, quilts, sleeping bags and duvets must not
be machine dried.
Garments padded with foam-rubber or materials
similar to foam-rubber must not be machine dried;
they represent a fire hazard.
Also, fabrics containing residues of setting lotions or
hair sprays, nail solvents or similar solutions must
not be machine dried in order to avoid the formation
of harmful vapours.
For drying, follow the indications given on the
As a dryer, the machine works on the condensation
Therefore, the water tap must be open and the
drain hose must drain water into a sink or into
the drain pipe, even during the drying cycle.
Drying at high temperature
Drying at reduced temperature
Do not tumble dry