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ÖKO-LAVAMAT 88840 update
The environmentally friendly washing machine
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  • Page 1 ÖKO-LAVAMAT 88840 update The environmentally friendly washing machine User information...
  • Page 2 Dear Customer, Please read this instruction book carefully before using the appliance. Please ensure you fully understand the safety instructions on the first pages of this instruction book. Retain the instruction book for future reference, and pass it on to any future owners.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Operating Instructions Safety ............Disposal .
  • Page 4 Wash programme progress ........26 Washing cycle complete/removing the washing .
  • Page 5 Electrical Connection ......... . 51 Water connection .
  • Page 6: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions Operating Instructions Safety The safety features of AEG electrical appliances comply with accepted technical standards and the German Appliance Safety Law. However, we also consider it our obligation as a manufacturer to inform you about the following safety information.
  • Page 7: Child Safety

    • Repairs to the washing machine must only be carried out by qualified personnel. Repairs carried out by inexperienced persons may cause injury or serious malfunctioning. Contact your local AEG Service Force Centre. • Never operate the washing machine if the mains cable is damaged or the control panel, work top or base area are damaged allowing inter- nal components to be accessible.
  • Page 8: Disposal

    Operating Instructions Disposal Packaging Dispose of the packaging material correctly. All packaging materials used are environmentally friendly and can be disposed of without any danger to the environment. • Plastic parts can be recycled and are identified as follows: for polyethylene, e.g. the outer covering and the bags in >PE<...
  • Page 9: Description Of The Appliance

    Description of the Appliance Front view Detergent dispenser drawer Screw feet (height- adjustable); rear left: Automatic adjustment foot Detergent dispenser drawer Main wash detergent in powder form and water softening agent if required Stain removers Operating Instructions Control panel Rating plate (behind door) Main door Flap in front of...
  • Page 10: Control Panel

    Operating Instructions Control panel Programme Option Buttons DELAY TIMER Button MOISTURE/LOADING Display Programme selector The programme selector is used to select the type of wash cycle (for example, water level, drum movement, number of rinses, spin speed) and the water temperature according to type of washing.
  • Page 11 STARCHING Separate starching, separate conditioning, separate treatment of damp clothes (1 rinse, liquid conditioner is washed in from the æ compart- ment, spin). This can also be selected if a separate rinse is necessary. In this case, you do not need to add anything to the compartment. DRAIN To drain the water after a rinse hold (without spinning).
  • Page 12: Programme Option Buttons

    Operating Instructions EASY IRON Wash programme at 40 °C for easy-care items which, after this pro- gramme, are to be ironed only lightly or not at all. ENERGY SAVING Special energy and water saving programme at about 60 °C, for lightly to normally soiled Cottons/Coloureds (cotton/linen), with extended wash time.
  • Page 13: Programmable Functions

    TIME SAVER Reduced wash programme for lightly soiled washing, consisting of 3 stages with the COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES programme, and two stages with the other programmes. Programme COTTON/LINEN, EASY CARES at 60 °C Other programmes, for example, DELICATES at 30 °C Programmable functions The programmable functions Extra Rinse (RINSE+), Water Cooling and Variomatic Spin are described in the Chapter “What to do if ...”.
  • Page 14: Consumption Values And Programme Times

    Operating Instructions Consumption values and programme times The following table gives the values for selected programmes under normal conditions. The energy and water consumed depend on the se- lected programme settings (additional functions), as well as external conditions such as water temperature or type of detergent. The tables do, however, give a helpful guide for normal household use.
  • Page 15: What Does "Update" Mean

    The control system of your washing machine is fully electronic. The software which determines this control system can be reprogrammed. If a further improvement to washing technology is introduced by AEG, then your machine can be updated. The cost of the UPDATE will be ad- vised at the time of the request.
  • Page 16: Before The First Wash

    Operating Instructions Before the first wash Run a washing programme without laundry (selecting COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES 95, with half the normal amount of detergent). This removes any residues from the drum which may have been left during manufacturing. Preparing for a wash cycle Sorting and preparing the washing •...
  • Page 17: Types Of Washing And Care Symbols

    Operating Instructions Types of washing and care symbols Care symbols help you to choose the correct wash programme. Washing should be sorted by type and according to care symbols. The temperatures indicated on the care symbols are the maximum wash temperatures.
  • Page 18: Detergent And Conditioners

    Operating Instructions Detergent and Conditioners Which detergent and conditioners? Only use detergents and conditioners that are suitable for use in wash- ing machines. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions. Quantities of detergent and conditioners? The quantity to be used will depend on: •...
  • Page 19: Running A Washing Cycle

    Running a washing cycle Brief instructions A washing cycle consists of the following steps: 1. Set the appropriate washing programme: – Set the programme and temperature using the programme selector – Select any programme options if required 2. Change the Spin Speed/select RINSE HOLD as necessary. 3.
  • Page 20: Setting The Wash Programme

    Operating Instructions Setting the wash programme For the appropriate programme, correct temperature and possible pro- gramme options suitable for any type of washing, see "Programme Ta- bles". 1. Select the desired wash programme and temperature with the pro- gramme selector. The selected pro- gramme lights up.
  • Page 21: Selecting Spin Speed /Rinse Hold

    Selecting Spin Speed /Rinse Hold Selecting the Spin Speed for the final rinse (if necessary): Keep pressing the Spin Speed button, until the desired speed appears on the display. • Possible speeds are 1800, 1400, 1200, 1000, 800, 600 or 400 revolu- tions per minute.
  • Page 22: Setting The Delay Timer/Soaking Time

    Operating Instructions Setting the Delay Timer/Soaking time Delay Timer The DELAY TIMER button lets you delay the start of a wash programme for up to 19 hours. 1. Select a wash programme. 2. Press the DELAY TIMER button. 3. Press the START/PAUSE button. When a time delay has been set, DELAY TIMER lights up.
  • Page 23: Opening And Closing The Door

    Opening and closing the door To open: Press the DOOR/LIGHT button. The door springs open. To close: push the door firmly shut When the machine is switched on, the DOOR/LIGHT dis- play shows whether the door can be opened: – green: The door can be opened (not when Programme Protection is activated - see Section "Programme Protection") –...
  • Page 24: Adding Detergent/Conditioners

    Operating Instructions Adding detergent/conditioners For instructions concerning detergent and conditioners, see Section “Detergents and conditioners”. 1. Open the detergent dispenser additives drawer : press the flap so as to be able to grasp the handle (1), and pull out the drawer (2).
  • Page 25: Starting The Wash Programme

    If using liquid detergents/tablets: Add liquid detergent or tablets in the quantity recommended by the washing detergent manufacturer. Add liquid detergent with the dosage container provided by the detergent manufacturer. Starting the wash programme 1. Check that the water tap is open. 2.
  • Page 26: Wash Programme Progress

    Operating Instructions Wash programme progress Programme Progress Display Prior to the start, the programme steps chosen are dis- played by the programme progress display. During the wash programme the current programme step is dis- played. Multi-display The expected time remaining (in minutes) to the end of the programme is shown in the Multi-display.
  • Page 27: Washing Cycle Complete/Removing The Washing

    Stopping the programme To stop the washing machine before the programme has ended, turn the programme selector to OFF. The wash programme can be temporarily interrupted at any time by pressing the START/PAUSE button. It is then re-started by pressing the button again.
  • Page 28 Operating Instructions 5. After the wash, pull out the detergent dispenser drawer slightly to al- low it to dry. Leave the door slightly open to air the inside of the wash- ing machine. If the OVER DOSING indicator illuminates, then too much detergent was used in the washing programme just com- pleted.
  • Page 29: Programme Tables

    Programme Tables Washing The tables do not show all the possible settings, only those most likely to be selected for everyday purposes. Type of washing, Care symbol Cottons/Coloureds è ç Cottons/Coloureds ë è ç Easy-Cares î í ê Delicates ì Wool/ Handwash 9 ì...
  • Page 30: Separate Rinsing/Conditioning/Starching/Treating

    Operating Instructions Type of washing, Care symbol Silk/Handwash ï 1) The load amount inquiry operates in accordance with the EN 60456 standard load. 2) A 10 litre bucket holds around 2.5 kg of dry clothes (cotton). 3) Programme settings for testing in accordance with or in support of EN 60 456 and IEC 60 456, are described in the Chapter "Consumption Values and Pro- gramme Times“.
  • Page 31: Maintenance And Cleaning

    Maintenance and Cleaning Control panel Important! Do not use household furniture polish or abrasive cleaners to clean panel and operating parts. Wipe over the operating panels with a damp cloth. Use warm water. Detergent Dispenser Drawer The detergent dispenser drawer should be cleaned from time to time. 1.
  • Page 32: Washing Machine Drum

    Important! Do not clean the stainless steel drum with descaling agents containing acids, scouring agents containing chlorine or iron, or steel wool. Your local AEG Service Force Centre has suitable agents available. Remove any rust stains on the drum using a stainless steel cleaning agent.
  • Page 33: What To Do If

    What to do if... Trouble Shooting If the appliance is not working correctly, please carry out the following checks before contacting your local Service Force Centre. Important: If you call out an engineer to a fault listed below or to repair a fault caused by incorrect use or installation, a charge will be made even if the appliance is in guarantee.
  • Page 34 Operating Instructions Problem The washing machine vibrates when operat- ing or is noisy. Excessive foaming dur- ing the main wash. Water leaks out of the washing machine. Possible Cause The transit packaging has not been removed. The machine is not level. There is very little washing in the drum (for example, one dressing gown).
  • Page 35 Problem The drain pump runs constantly, even when The Aqua Control anti-flood the machine is system has been activated. switched off. Fabric softener was The insert in the compart- not rinsed in, the æ ment for conditioners is not compartment is filled correctly attached or is with water.
  • Page 36 Operating Instructions Problem Remnants of detergent are building up in the detergent drawer. The rinse water is cloudy. When pressing a pro- gramme option but- ton, the corresponding display does not light Only END is illuminated on the control panel. Only WASH TIME is lit on the panel and the WASH TIME display...
  • Page 37: If The Washing Results Are Not Satisfactory

    If the washing results are not satisfactory If the washing turns greyish and limescale deposits are present in the drum • Insufficient detergent has been added. • Incorrect detergent was used. • Stains were not pre-treated. • Programme or temperature was not set correctly. •...
  • Page 38: Carrying Out An Emergency Emptying

    Operating Instructions Carrying out an emergency emptying • If the washing machine no longer pumps out the water, emergency emptying must be carried out. • If the washing machine is located in a room in which below freezing temperatures might occur, emergency emptying must be carried out. Furthermore: unscrew the inlet hose from the water tap and drain off the water.
  • Page 39: Emergency Unlocking Of The Door

    When the water is completely drained: 6. Push the plug securely into the emergency emptying hose and turn it clockwise to secure it. 7. Replace the emergency emptying hose in its holder. 8. Put on the flap and close. Emergency unlocking of the door If the door cannot be opened, it can be opened using the emergency unlock feature.
  • Page 40 Operating Instructions 3. Unscrew the drain pump cover in an anti-clockwise direction and pull it out. 4. Remove any foreign objects and fabric lint from the pump housing. 5. Replace the pump cover. Laterally insert the webs on the cover into the guide slots and screw on the cover in a clock- wise direction.
  • Page 41: Additional Rinse Cycle (Rinse+)

    Additional rinse cycle (RINSE+) The washing machine is set for very economical water consumption. However, for people who suffer from allergies to detergents, it can be helpful to rinse with extra water. If this function is selected, an extra rinse is added to the COTTONS/ LINEN, EASY-CARES, EASY IRON and DELICATES programmes.
  • Page 42: Water Cooling

    Operating Instructions Water cooling It may be necessary to cool the water before draining, to prevent ther- mal damage to the plastic outlet pipes. The water is cooled before draining out at the end of the main wash (by adding cold water). (This setting is only available with the COTTONS/LINEN, EASY-CARES programmes, with temperatures over 40 °C.) When the washing machine is delivered, water cooling is not set, except...
  • Page 43: Additional Rinse Cycle And Water Cooling

    Additional rinse cycle and water cooling You can combine the additional rinse and water cooling functions. Set the two functions as described under "Additional rinse cycle" and "Water cooling". Variomatic spin The variomatic spin is integrated into the final spin. The washing does not cling to the side of the drum as much and can be taken out more easily.
  • Page 44: Programme Protection

    Operating Instructions Programme Protection To protect a programme setting against unintentional changes or tam- pering (for example, programme selector turned or buttons pressed ac- cidentally, etc.), set the Programme Protection. This will protect your washing from damage. The Programme Protection can be set or released at any time while the programme is running.
  • Page 45: Child Safety Feature

    Child Safety Feature If the child safety feature is set, the door cannot be closed and no washing programme can be started. Setting the child safety feature Use a coin to turn the rotary knob on the inside of the door clock- wise as far as it will go.
  • Page 46: Installation And Connection Instructions

    Installation and connection instructions Installation and connection instructions Installation Safety Precautions • When moving do not tilt the washing machine onto its front or onto its right hand side (viewed from the front). This is to prevent the pos- sibility of the electronic components becoming wet. •...
  • Page 47: Installation Of The Appliance

    Installation of the appliance Transporting the appliance • Do not place the washing machine on its front or on its right hand side (viewed from the front). This is to prevent the possibility of the electronic components becoming wet. • Never transport the unit without the transport packaging and bolts/ bars.
  • Page 48 Installation and connection instructions The special spanner A and the caps B (2 each) and C (1 each) are supplied with it. 3. Remove the screw D, including the compression spring with the special spanner A. 4. Cover the hole with the cap C. Important! When fitting the plastic caps, press until they snap into the rear panel securely.
  • Page 49: Installation-Site Preparation

    Installation-Site preparation • The installation surface must be clean, dry and level. Do not install on a deep pile carpet. • Minor unevenness of the floor surface should never be levelled out by laying pieces of wood, card or similar materials, but should always be compensated for by adjusting the screw feet.
  • Page 50: Levelling The Appliance

    Installation and connection instructions Levelling the appliance Self adjusting foot: The rear foot of your washing machine is designed like a spring leg. This makes the machine very stable even at high spin speeds. If the washing machine is still not stable during spinning, proceed as follows: 1.
  • Page 51: Electrical Connection

    Electrical Connection Any electrical work required to install this appliance should be carried out by a qualified electrician or competent person. WARNING - THIS APPLIANCE MUST BE EARTHED. The manufacturer declines any liability should these safety measures not be observed. Before switching on, make sure the electricity supply voltage is the same as that indicated on the...
  • Page 52: Permanent Connection

    Installation and connection instructions Permanent Connection In the case of a permanent connection it is necessary that you install a double pole switch between the appliance and the electricity supply (mains), with a minimum gap of 3 mm between the switch contacts and of a type suitable for the required load in compliance with the current electrical regulations.
  • Page 53: Water Connection

    Water connection The washing machine is provided with safety devices preventing back- contamination of the water supply and complies with local water au- thority requirements. This appliance is designed to be permanently plumbed into your home’s water supply. Before connecting up the machine to new pipework or to pipework that has not been used for some time, run off a reasonable amount of water to flush out any debris that may have collected in the pipes.
  • Page 54: Inlet Hose Connection

    Installation and connection instructions Inlet Hose Connection A pressure hose 1.5m in length is supplied. If a longer inflow hose is required, only a VDE-approved, complete set of hoses with fitted hose screw connections offered by your local Serv- ice Force Centre is permissible. –...
  • Page 55: Water Drainage

    (see diagram). Make sure that it is designed in such a way that the end of the drain hose cannot be covered with water. Longer drain hoses are available in lengths of 2.7 and 4 metres from your AEG Service Force Centre.
  • Page 56: Pump Head Of Greater Than 1M

    1m, measured from the surface on which the machine stands. For pump heads of greater than 1m please contact your local AEG Service Force Centre.
  • Page 57: Technical Data

    Technical data Height Adjustment Load (depending on the programme) Area of use Drum speed, spinning Water pressure Dimensions (dimensions in mm) Installation and connection instructions approx. +10 / -5mm max. 5kg Domestic see rating plate 1-10bar (=10-100 N/cm = 0.1-1.0 Mpa)
  • Page 58: Warranty Conditions

    Great Britain Standard guarantee conditions We, AEG, undertake that if within 12 months of the date of the purchase this AEG appliance or any part thereof is proved to be defective by reason only of faulty workmanship or materials, we...
  • Page 62: Index

    Index Index Aqua Control ....15 Automatic adjustment foot ..9 Child safety feature ....33 Circulation pump .
  • Page 63: Service & Spare Parts

    Customer Care For general enquiries concerning your AEG appliance, or for further in- formation on AEG products please contact our Customer Care Depart- ment by letter or telephone at the address below or visit our website at
  • Page 64 USD 14 billion in more than 150 countries around the world. AEG Hausgeräte GmbH Postfach 1036 D-90327 Nürnberg © Copyright by AEG 822 943 130-01-160503-03 Subject to change without notice...

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