Exxcel 1400/1200 Express
en Instruction Manual and
Installation Instructions


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  • Page 1 Exxcel 1400/1200 Express en Instruction Manual and Installation Instructions...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Disposal Information ..... . . Operating Environmental Protection / Conservation Issues Instructions General Safety Instructions ....Your New Washing Machine .
  • Page 4: Installation Instructions

    - our customer service will be happy to advise you. Further information and a selection of our products can be found on our Internet page: Please read and observe these operating and installation instructions and all other information enclosed with the washing machine.
  • Page 5: Disposal Information

    Disposal Information The shipping package has protected your new Disposing of the appliance on its way to your home. All packaging packaging materials are environment friendly and recyclable. Please contribute to a better environment by disposing of packaging materials in an environmentally conscious manner.
  • Page 6: Environmental Protection / Conservation Issues

    Environmental Protection / Conservation Issues Your washing machine uses water, energy and deter gent efficiently, thereby protecting the environment and reducing your household costs. See Page 38 for consumption values of your appliance. Hints and tips Using your washing machine in an efficient and envi ronmentally friendly manner: q Do not exceed recommended load.
  • Page 7: General Safety Instructions

    General Safety Instructions Your washing machine is intended: - For domestic use only. - For washing machine washable fabrics in washing lye. - For operation with cold drinking water and commercially available detergents and cleaning products which are suitable for use in washing machines.
  • Page 8: Your New Washing Machine

    Your New Washing Machine Filling laundry detergent and/or additive dispensers Dispenser I: Detergent for prewash or starch. Dispenser II: Detergent for main wash, water softener, pre soaking agent, bleach and stain removal product. Dispenser 2: Additives, e.g. fabric softener or former.
  • Page 9 Control panel Buttons for additional options The "Ready in" time is displayed (in addition to the programme if required) if the programme is selected, "Reduced Ironing": creases are reduced. The "Start in" time is displayed "Rinse Plus": extra rinse cycle if the "Start in"...
  • Page 10: Before Using Your Washing Machine For The First Time

    Before Using Your Washing Machine For the First Time Caution Preparing your The washing machine must have been installed and washing machine connected properly (refer to Page 40). Your appliance was tested before leaving the factory. To remove any water left over from testing proce dures, the first washing cycle should be carried out without laundry in the machine.
  • Page 11: Preparing, Sorting And Loading The Washing

    Preparing, sorting and loading the washing Caution Preparing Loose debris (e.g. coins, paper clips, needles, nails) the laundry can damage items of clothing as well as parts of the washing machine (e.g. drum). q Empty all pockets on items of clothing. q Brush out any sand from pockets and cuffs.
  • Page 12 Caution Sorting the laundry Items of clothing can become discoloured. Never wash new multi coloured items together with other items. According to colour and degree of dirt White items may become grey. Always wash white and coloured items separately. Slight dirt Degrees of dirt No recognizable dirt or staining.
  • Page 13 Intensive dirt Dirt and/or staining recognizable. - Kitchen hand towels that have been used for up to one week. - Fabric napkins. - Bibs. - Children's outer clothing or football shirts and shorts with grass and soil stains. - Working clothes such as overalls or baker's and butcher's coats.
  • Page 14 Sorting laundry Only wash laundry that is labelled with the following according to their care care symbols: label specifications 90 C Cottons+Linens c b a 30, 40, 60 C Cottons+Linens h g f 30, 40, 60 C Easy Care l g k f 30 C Delicate/Silk l g k f Hand and machine washable woollens cold, 30 C...
  • Page 15 d Risk of explosion! Loading the laundry Items of clothing that have been pretreated with solvent based cleaning agents, e.g. stain remover and dry cleaning spirit, represent an explosion hazard once loaded into the washing machine. Therefore, these items must first be rinsed thoroughly by hand. Caution Loose debris in the washing machine drum can damage the laundry.
  • Page 16: Laundry Detergents And Additives

    Laundry Detergents and Additives d Risk of poisoning! Dispensing the Keep detergents and additives out of the reach correct amount of children. of detergent Dispense the detergent according to: q the water hardness. This information can be obtained from your local water authority. q the amount of laundry.
  • Page 17 Filling laundry detergent and/or additive dispensers Dispenser I: Detergent for prewash or starch. Dispenser II Detergent for main wash, water softener, pre soaking agent, bleach and stain removal product. Dispenser 2 Additives, e.g. fabric softener or former (fill no higher than lower edge of insert 1).
  • Page 18: Programmes And Functions

    Programmes and functions Select the desired programme - see also the separate programme overview. For maximum spin speeds of the programmes see Page 20. Programme selector 30, 40, 60 C Cottons+Linens Basic programmes For hard wearing textiles, e.g. cotton or linen. 60 C Stains For stained, soiled textiles, e.g.
  • Page 19 30, 40, 60 C Easy Care For easy care textiles, e.g. cotton, linen, synthetic materials or blended fabrics. 30 C Delicates / Silk For delicate, washable textiles, e.g. silk, satin, synthetic materials or blended fabrics (e.g. curtains). Delicates cycle at 30 C for machine washable silk. We do not recommend washing these textiles with other rougher textiles.
  • Page 20 Spin speed selector Basic setting The spin speed selector is pointing up. In the Cottons+Linens" programme the fabrics will be spun at the maximum possible spin speed. In the Easy Care", Delicates/Silk" and Woollens" programmes the washing machine spins at a low speed - for gentle treatment of delicate laundry.
  • Page 21 Reduced Ironing Option buttons Special spin cycle with subsequent fluffing. After the spin cycle the washing is arranged loosely in the drum - creasing is reduced. For the programme "Cottons+Linens", the maximum speed is automatically reduced to 800 r.p.m. Note maximum load for each type of textile; remove the laundry as soon as the spin cycle is complete.
  • Page 22 "Ready in" display "Ready in/Start in" q Turn the programme selector to the desired pro displays and"Start gramme. in" button The "Ready" indicator light is on. The expected "Ready in" time (programme dura tion) is displayed, e.g. "1:17". i The "Ready in" time is displayed in hours and mi nutes, e.g.
  • Page 23 "Start in" display and button Before starting a programme, you can specifiy by how many hours the "Start in" time should be delayed. q Turn the programme selector to the desired pro gramme. The "Ready" indicator light is on. The expected "Ready in" time will be displayed. q Press the "Start in"...
  • Page 24: Washing

    Washing q Turn on water tap. q Turn the programme selector to the desired programme - see also the separate programme overview The "Ready" indicator light is on. The "Ready in" time is displayed. Example: q If required, select the desired spin speed or "Rinse Hold".
  • Page 25 q If required, select the "Start in" time. The "Start in" time begins running immediately. The programme starts automatically after the "Start in" time has elapsed. q Press the "Start" button. The programme starts. If you have accidentally selected the wrong pro Changing gramme: a programme...
  • Page 26: When The Programme Has Ended

    When the Programme has Ended "0" or " " appears in the display. q Turn the programme selector to "Off". and if required q Select an additional programme ("Drain", "Spin" or "Rinse/Freshen up"). q Press the "Start" button. q At the end of the additional programme turn the programme selector to "Off".
  • Page 27: Special Applications

    Special Applications q Load laundry of the same colour. Pre soak q Add the presoak agent to chamber II according to the manufacturer's specifications. q Turn the programme selector to "30 C Cottons+Linens". The "Ready" indicator light is on q Press the "Start" button. The "Wash"...
  • Page 28 As soon as water starts to enter the machine: q Pull out the detergent dispenser slightly. q Add the starching solution to chamber I. q Close the detergent dispenser. If "Rinse Hold" is selected, the "Drain" programme must be subsequently selected. Only use dyes that are environmentally compatible Dyeing and suitable for use in washing machines.
  • Page 29: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and Care d Risk of electric shock! Always disconnect the appliance from the mains before cleaning. Never clean the washing machine with a jet of water. d Risk of explosion! Never use solvents to clean the appliance. As required: Cleaning the q Use hot soapy water or a mild, non abrasive appliance housing...
  • Page 30 In the event that residual detergents or additives have Cleaning the deter accumulated: gent dispenser q Pull out the detergent dispenser up to the end stop, q Press down the insert and q Remove the detergent dispenser. q Pull out the insert. q Clean the detergent dispenser and insert under running water and dry.
  • Page 31 This is necessary if the washing solution has not been Cleaning the drain completely drained. The pump is blocked by either pump loose debris or fluff which accumulates if fluff giving fabrics are washed. (Up to 20 litres / 4.4 gal. Have a suitable container re Draining the washing solution ady.)
  • Page 32 q Push up the closing cap (1st) and place the drain hose back in its holder (2nd). q Carefully remove the pump cap. A little residual water will flow out. q Remove any loose debris / fluff from inside the pump and clean the pump.
  • Page 33 Cleaning the strainer at the water tap q Disconnect the hose from the water tap. q Rinse the strainer under flowing water. q Connect the hose. Cleaning the strainer on the washing machine q Disconnect the hose from the back of the washing machine.
  • Page 34: Troubleshooting Minor Faults

    Troubleshooting Minor Faults d Risk of electric shock! Repairs must only be carried out by our Customer Service or an authorized technician. If repairs are needed, and assuming that you cannot eliminate the fault yourself with the aid the following table: q Turn the programme selector to "Off".
  • Page 35 Fault Cause Action Check whether laundry is trapped in Programme does not Loading door not closed properly. door. start. The "Wash" indicator Close the loading door (a click light flashes should be heard). Programme does not "Start" button not pressed. Press the "Start"...
  • Page 36 Fault Cause Action Spin result unsatisfactory. "Reduced Ironing" button pressed - maximum spin speed of 800 r.p.m. The "Rinse/Freshen up" or "Spin" programme selected -maximum spin speed: see Page 20. Repeated spinning. This is not a fault. The imbalance compensation system is attempting to balance the load through repeated spins.
  • Page 37 Fault Cause Action In the case of excessive foam, the Reduce the amount of detergent Increase in "Ready in" foam detection system has activated next time. time. an additional rinse cycle and an additional spin cycle to ensure the rinsing result. For severe imbalances during Wash large and small items spinning, an increase in time of...
  • Page 38: Consumption Rates

    Consumption Rates Normal programme Option Load Consumption rates ** b tt buttons Electricity Water Duration 40 C Cottons+Linens * Wash Plus 6 kg / 13.2 lb 0.65 kWh 60 l 2:10 h 60 C Cottons+Linens 5 kg / 11 lb 0.95 kWh 60 l 1:17 h...
  • Page 39: Customer Service

    Customer service Before calling the Customer Service, please make sure that you cannot eliminate the fault yourself (refer to Page 34). This is because consultation provided by our technicians, even within the warranty period, will lead to costs being incurred by yourself. Your nearest Customer Service centre can be found in the index supplied.
  • Page 40: Installation, Connection And Transport

    Installation, Connection and Transport d Risk of injury! Safety instructions The washing machine is very heavy. Take care when lifting it. Caution Frozen hoses can tear / burst. Do not install the washing machine outdoors or in an area prone to frost.
  • Page 41 Supplied Inside the drum: accessories - Water inlet hose. Any dampness inside the drum is left over from final testing which every washing machine is subjected to before leaving the factory. On the rear of the appliance: - Water drainage hose. - Elbow for attaching the drain hose, e.g.
  • Page 42 Dimensions a = 600 mm b = 590 mm c = 852 mm Weight approx. 69 kg...
  • Page 43 Appliance stability is important so that the washing Installation area machine does not wander" during the spin cycles. The installation area must be solid and even. Soft floor surfaces, such as carpets or surfaces with foam backing, are not suitable. If the washing machine is to be installed on a wood joist ceiling: q If possible, place the washing machine in a corner...
  • Page 44 Caution Removing the The transport bolts must always be removed before transport bolts using the appliance for the first time and must be retained for any subsequent transport (e.g. when moving). Before removing the transport bolts: q Take the hose out of the holder. q Detach the elbow.
  • Page 45 Storing the transport bolts Always keep the transport bolts for subsequent trans portation of the appliance (e.g. when moving house). q Store the transport bolts with washer and bush (and spring) attached.
  • Page 46 Hose and cable lengths Left hand connection approx. 100 cm approx. 145 cm approx. 85 cm Right hand connection approx. 145 cm approx. 95 cm approx. 135 cm Other hoses Available from specialist dealers: - Connecting kit with plastic hose (approx. 2.50 m), order no.
  • Page 47 To prevent leaks or water damage, it is essential to Water connection follow the instructions in this chapter! Water supply Caution Operate the washing machine with cold drinking wa ter only. Do not connect the appliance to the mixer tap of an unpressurized hot water boiler. If in any doubt, have the water connection carried out by an authorized technician.
  • Page 48 Water drainage Caution Do not bend or pull the water drainage hose. Height difference between the placement area and drainage point: maximum 100 cm. Drainage into a siphon: q Secure the connection point with a hose band clip of 24-40 mm diameter (from specialist stores). Drainage into a wash basin: Caution The plug must not block the drain of the wash basin.
  • Page 49 Align the washing machine with the aid of the four Levelling procedure height adjustable feet and a spirit level. q Loosen lock nut 1 in a clockwise direction with a spanner. q Adjust the height by rotating height adjustable foot 2. q Tighten lock nut 1 against the housing;...
  • Page 50 Caution Electrical The washing machine must only be connected to connection alternating current and using a properly installed socket outlet with earthing contact. The mains voltage must correspond to the voltage specification on the washing machine (nameplate). Connection specifications as well as the required fuses are stipulated on the appliance nameplate.
  • Page 51 Before transporting the washing machine: Transport, - Turn off the water tap. e.g. when moving - Drain any residual washing solution (refer to Page 31). - Release the water pressure in the supply hose (refer to Page 32). - Disconnect the washing machine from the mains. - Dismantle the supply and drainage hoses.
  • Page 52 0603 en 5050 003 126 ROBERT BOSCH HAUSGERÄTE GMBH...

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