Preparing the drying cycle
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.
Sort of laundry
Linen and cottons
Loads of washed laundry exceeding these values
must be divided before being dried, otherwise poor
results will be obtained.
Garments not suitable for drying
• 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.
Drying symbols on garment labels
Always look at the garment label to check whether
garments can be machine dried.
The following symbols refer to drying:
Machine drying is usually possible
Normal drying (normal temperature)
Gentle drying (reduced temperature)
Do not machine dry
Garments marked with the symbol
Duration of the drying cycle
The drying time can vary according to
• the final spin speed,
• the required degree of drying,
• the type of laundry
• the size of load.
The usual drying times for the time controlled drying
are indicated in the programme chart. As you become
more familiar with the appliance, you will discover the
drying times that best suit your needs according to the
various type of fabric. It is a good idea to make a note of
The following are the degrees of final drying which can
be selected with the automatic drying:
- Extra dry
- Store dry
- Iron dry
- Store dry
To finish off drying or to dry small loads you can
choose a time controlled drying.
When selecting the drying time you should remember
that it includes a 10 minute cooling phase.
Should the laundry still be too wet at the end of the
programme, set another short drying time.
Warning! To prevent the formation of creases or
shrinking of fabrics, avoid excessive drying.
After drying fluffy fabrics, such as new towels, it is
advisable to perform the rinse programme to be sure
that any residue that may remain in the tub is
completely removed and does not stick to garments
After each drying cycle the filter should be checked and
cleaned if necessary.
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