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Bosch Exxcel WVD24520GB Operating And Installation Instructions

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  • Page 1 Exxcel Operating and Installation Instructions Please read these operating and installation instructions and all other information enclosed with the washer-dryer and act accordingly.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Operating instructions Installation instructions Information concerning waste disposal ..4 Protection of the environment / hints and tips ..5 General safety instructions ....6 Introducing your washer-dryer .
  • Page 3 - please do not hesitate to contact our customer service department. Further information and a selection of our products can be found on our internet page: These operating and installation instructions describe various models. Differences are indicated in the appropriate places.
  • Page 4: Information Concerning Waste Disposal

    Information concerning waste disposal Disposing of the packaging Disposing of your old appliance Packaging and old applicances The shipping package has protected your new appliance on its way to your home. All utilised materials are ecologically harmless and recyclable. Please contribute to a better environment by disposing of packaging materials in an environmentally conscious manner.
  • Page 5: Protection Of The Environment / Hints And Tips

    Protection of the environment / hints and tips Hints and tips Your washer-dryer uses water, energy and detergent efficiently, thereby protecting the environment and reducing your household costs. See page 53 for consumption values of your appliance . Using your washer-dryer in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner: Take advantage of recommended load quantity.
  • Page 6: General Safety Instructions

    General safety instructions Your washer-dryer is intended for use – use in the household only, – for washing machine-washable fabrics in washing lye, – operation with cold drinking water and commercially available detergents and cleaning products which are suitable for use in washing machines.
  • Page 7: Product View

    Introducing your washer-dryer Adding detergent/cleaning product Dispenser I: Detergent for prewash or starch, Dispenser II: Detergent for main wash, soaking agent, water softener, bleach or stain remover, Dispenser M: Additives, e.g. fabric softener or former (do not fill above the lower edge of the insert Opening...
  • Page 8: Control Panel

    Control panel Touch buttons for additional options (in addition to the programme if required) Rinse Plus ' : Additional rinsing cycle Wash Plus È : Intensive wash Reduced Ironing Q : Gentle spin Prewash ! : Actuate prewash. Additional options can be combined. The indicator lights of the buttons come on, if the additional options are active.
  • Page 9: Display Panel

    Display panel Display Prewash Washing Rinse Final spin / Empty Í ˆ Progress bar Low water pressure Overdosage Childproof lock 60 °C* Washing temperature or Cold wash. cold* 1200* Spin speed or No final spin - - -* 2:00* Drying duration or AUTO* Drying mode 1:30* Programme duration Notes...
  • Page 10 Programme status display Low water pressure * Overdosage Display Other displays at this location: 24th* Finish in time End of programme or - - - End of programme without final spin or PAUS Pause Door can be opened F:16* Fault displays Rinse cycle Door open Pause...
  • Page 11 Childproof lock Spin speed Washing temperature Programme duration ² The * symbol goes out when the appliance switch- es off at the end of the programme or if the pro- gramme is changed. The activated childproof lock prevents the selected programme from being changed while the programme is running.
  • Page 12 Finish in time Drying duration or automatic drying Rinse cycles Increases in time occur because of: – additional rinse cycle if excessive foam is in the laundry, – multiple spinning if the laundry is distributed poorly in the drum, – increased heating times, e.g. when the water is too cold, –...
  • Page 13: Before Using Your Washer-Dryer For The First Time

    Before using your washer-dryer for the first time Preparing your washer-dryer Attention The washer-dryer must have been installed and connected properly (refer to page 55). ² The washer-dryer was tested before leaving the factory. To remove any water left over from testing procedures, the first washing cycle should be carried out without laundry in the machine.
  • Page 14: Preparing, Sorting And Loading The Laundry

    Preparing, sorting and loading the laundry Preparing the laundry Preparing laundry for drying Attention Loose debris (e.g. coins, paper clips, needles, nails) can damage items of clothing as well as parts of the washer-dryer (e.g. drum). Empty all pockets on items of clothing. ■...
  • Page 15: Sorting The Laundry

    Sorting the laundry According to colour and degree of dirt Degrees of dirt Easy-care items should if possible be removed ■ from the machine while still slightly damp and allowed to continue drying in the open air. Overdrying may cause excessive creasing. Items which require ironing do not have to be ■...
  • Page 16 Normally soiled Visible soiling and/or a few light stains. – T-shirts, shirts, blouses soaked in sweat or worn several times. – Underpants, briefs worn for one day. – Tea towels, hand towels, bed linen used for up to one week. –...
  • Page 17 Sorting laundry according to the instructions on the care labels Removing stains Remove/pretreat stains as soon as possible after they have occurred. First dab with a soapy solution. Do not rub. Then select the appropriate programme and wash the item. Stubborn/dried in stains can sometimes only be removed by washing several times.
  • Page 18 Only dry laundry that is labelled with the following care symbols: = tumble-dry at normal heat setting (Normal drying) = tumble-dry at low heating setting (Delicate drying) ² The following textiles should not be tumble-dried: – Laundry marked with the care symbol tumble-dry –...
  • Page 19 Loading the laundry Risk of explosion! 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 washer-dryer. Before loading the laundry, rinse thoroughly by hand. Attention Foreign objects in the drum may damage the laundry.
  • Page 20: Detergents And Cleaning Products

    Detergents and cleaning products Dosing detergent Risk of poisoning! Keep detergents and additives out of the reach of children. Dose detergent according to the water hardness. You can find out the water ■ hardness from your water utility company. the amount of laundry. ■...
  • Page 21 Adding detergent/ cleaning product Dispenser I Detergent for prewash or starch. Dispenser II Detergent for main wash, water softener, pre-soaking agent, bleach and stain removal product. Dispenser Cleaning product, e.g. fabric softener or fabric conditioner (do not fill above the lower edge of the insert 1).
  • Page 22: Programmes And Functions

    Programmes and functions Programme selector Washing programmes Select the desired programme. ² Programmes wash lightly soiled textiles in the shortest possible time. For heavily soiled textiles reduce the load or touch the Wash Plus È button! Cottons F -90°C, Cottons Eco B cold-60°C, cold Sensitive K cold-60°C Hard-wearing textiles, heat-resistant textiles made of...
  • Page 23 Hard-wearing textiles, heat-resistant textiles made of cotton or linen. Trocknungsprogra Wool Handwash : cold-40 °C Hand and machine washable wool or wool-rich textiles, e.g. cashmere, mohair or angora. Also suited for hand washable silk. Reduced spin speed. Easy-Care À cold-60°C Easy-care textiles, e.g.
  • Page 24 Drying programmes Automatic drying Intensive Dry ˆ For resistant fabrics a; White and coloured cottons and linens. Maximum load 2.5 kg Gentle Dry Š For delicate fabrics `; Reduced drying temperature. Easy-Care (drip-dry) laundry, such as synthetics and fabric blends, as well as cotton with drip-dry finish, e.g. viscose rayon, modern acrylic and polyester.
  • Page 25 Time-controlled drying Cottons / Coloureds (cotton, linen) Dry weight in kg 50-60 Cupboard dry 40-50 Iron dry Easy-Care / Synthetics Dry weight in kg Easy-Care Acrylics Touch Dry ˆ button to select desired automatic ■ drying mode. After setting, turn the programme selector to off.
  • Page 26 Programme options Rinse P Rinse cycle with subsequent spin cycle for rinsing hand-washed items or for starching. Touch the Rinse Plus ' button for desired additional rinse cycle. Reduced spin speed. Spin Í Spin cycle after a programme with setting “- - -” (without final spin) or for spinning hand-washed washing with selection of the required speed.
  • Page 27: Additional Options ­Buttons

    Additional options ­ buttons È Wash Plus ' Rinse Plus Q Reduced Ironing ! Prewash The washing time is extended so that highly soiled washing or 5.0 kg of cottons/coloureds are washed more intensively. Touch the button in addition to the programme for the following combinations of load and degree of soiling: Amount of Programme and wash...
  • Page 28: Washing/Drying With Standard Settings

    Washing/drying with standard settings Washing Example of Easy-Care 40 °C programme: Your washer-dryer can be used in three ways: – washing only, – drying only, – washing and drying without a break in between. ² For uninterrupted washing and drying, the maximum load must be reduce to 2.5 kg for cottons/coloureds or 1.5 kg for easy-care.
  • Page 29 Drying – drying duration (displays - - - -, i.e 0 min, if the laundry needs to be dried, please refer to “settiong the drying time’’), – programme duration. If required, touch the button(s) for additional ■ option(s). The programme duration, additional rinse cycles and other parameters showed in display will be changed accordingly.
  • Page 30 Washing Drying without interruption – Touch the "Start/Pause" button. The drying programme starts. ² The almost empty progress bar is indicated in the display field. While the programme is running, the programme duration counts down and the progress bar fills up with the segments. The drying symbol appears.
  • Page 31: Washing/Drying With Individual Settings

    Washing/drying with individual settings Overview at a glance Turn on the tap, load the laundry and close the loading door. Add correct amount of detergent, additives. Select desired washing/drying programme with programme selector Temp.* Page 32 or cold wash Make further settings or press the Start/Pause P button You can adjust the settings to your requirements.
  • Page 32 Washing temperature Spin speed You can change the default washing temperature. Keep touching the temperature button °C Temp. ■ until the desired temperature displays. ² For different clothing, there are different programmes with respective temperature ranges. You can change the default spin speed. Touch the Í...
  • Page 33 Finish in time Example of Easy-Care 40 °C programme: Before a programme starts, you can specify by how many hours later the programme is to be ended. Touch the 5 button, the display shows the ■ minimum finish in time of the selected programme.
  • Page 34 ² If the programme sequence is changed by rotating the programme selector or the programme is cancelled, the preselected finish in time is also cancelled. The programme duration of the newly selected programme appears in the display. The finish in time must be reselected (see also chapter "Changing the programme", page 37 and "Cancelling the programme", page 37).
  • Page 35: Childproof Lock

    Childproof lock Activating the childproof lock Example of Easy-Care 40 °C programme: Deactivating the childproof lock You can secure your washer-dryer to prevent selected functions from being inadvertently changed. If the childproof lock has been selected: – no changes can be made while the programme is running, –...
  • Page 36 Signal Start the signal mode 1. Set to “Off” 4. 1 step to right Set volume for... 6. button signals* The acoustic signal indicates: – that the additional functions (buttons) have been switched on or off. – individual programmes statuses (e.g. start of programme, end of programme), operating errors and faults.
  • Page 37: During Washing/Drying

    During washing/drying Changing the programme Cancelling the programme If you have accidentally selected the wrong programme If the childproof lock is active, temporarily ■ deactivate, see page 35. Turn the programme selector to a newly selected ■ programme. If required, change other settings. Touch the Start/Pause P button.
  • Page 38 Pausing the programme Open the washer-dryer door. ■ Remove the laundry. ■ ² If a programme was interrupted at a high temperature, such as drying programme, please do not open the washer-dryer door until the appliance has cooled down. If you would like to pause a runing programme without changing the sequence: Touch the Start/Pause P button during washing ■...
  • Page 39: When The Programme Has Ended

    When the programme has ended - - - Setting “ ” (without final spin) selected ² Display panel: – All symbols on the programme status display have gone out, the full progress bar, washing temperature, spin speed, drying time, rinse cycles and recommended load are displayed, –...
  • Page 40 Removing the laundry If the water pressure is low, the ■ illuminates. If required, deactivate the childproof lock. ■ Select an additional programme Drain ■ or touch the Start/Pause P button directly. If required, activate the childproof lock. ■ At the end of the additional programme: If required, deactivate the childproof lock.
  • Page 41: Special Applications

    Special applications Soaking Starching Load laundry of the same colour. ■ Pour soaking agent into dispenser II according to ■ the manufacturer's instructions. Set the programme selector to Cottons and the ■ washing temperature 30 °C. Touch the Start/Pause P button. ■...
  • Page 42 Dyeing Bleaching Only use dyes that are environmentally compatible and suitable for use in washing machines. Attention Washing in subsequent wash cycles may become discoloured. Apply dyes according to the manufacturer's ■ instructions. After dyeing: ½ Pour approx. measuring beaker of detergent into ■...
  • Page 43: Cleaning And Care

    Cleaning and care Clean housing, fascia and supply lines Cleaning the drum Risk of electric shock! First, always disconnect the appliance from the power supply. Never clean the appliance with a water jet. Risk of explosion! Never clean the appliance with solvents. As required: Use hot soapy water or a mild, non-abrasive ■...
  • Page 44 Cleaning the detergent dispenser In the event that residual detergents or additives have accumulated: Pull out the detergent drawer all the way, ■ press down the insert and ■ remove the detergent drawer. ■ Open the cover. ■ Clean the detergent drawer and cover under ■...
  • Page 45: Cleaning Drain Pump

    Cleaning the drain pump Drain the water This is necessary if the washing solution has not been completely drained. The pump is blocked by either loose debris or fluff which accumulates if fluff-giving fabrics are washed. (Up to 20 litres. Have a suitable container ready.) Risk of scalding! Allow the hot water to cool down beforehand.
  • Page 46 Attach and tighten the pump cap. ■ Attach and close the cover plate. ■ To prevent unused detergent from flowing into the drain during the next wash cycle: Pour 1 litre of water into chamber II. ■ Select the Drain ■...
  • Page 47 Cleaning water inlet strainers Cleaning the strainer at the water tap Cleaning the strainer on the washer-dryer This is necessary if very little or no water flows into the washer-dryer. First, reduce the water pressure in the inlet hose: Turn off the tap. ■...
  • Page 48 Descaling the washer-dryer Attention Descaling agents contain acids which may corrode the components of the washer-dryer and discolour the laundry. Provided that you use the correct amount of detergent, it is not necessary to descale the washer-dryer. If descaling is nevertheless required, please follow the instructions supplied by the manufacturer of the descaling agent.
  • Page 49: Fault Displays

    Help with minor problems Fault displays Text in display field Possible cause and signal emitted F:16 Door not closed properly. F:17 Tap not turned on. Inlet hose kinked or pinched. Filter blocked in water inlet hose. Clean filter, see page 47. Water pressure too low.
  • Page 50 Probleme Washer-dryer door cannot be opened. Detergent residue in the detergent drawer. Odour in the appliance. Control lights do not come on. Programme does not start. Water does not enter the machine or detergent is not washed away. Detergent in chamber I is not washed away.
  • Page 51 Probleme Washing solution is not completely drained. Water runs out from under the appliance. Foam comes out of the detergent drawer. The * symbol is displayed when the overdosage of detergent is detected. The washing has not been spun correctly. Spin result unsatisfactory.
  • Page 52 Probleme Grey residue on the washing. Programme duration changed during the programme sequence Programme duration reduced Programme duration extended Drying programme does not start Cause Soiling caused by ointment, grease or oil. Not a fault. See also explanations in the chapter Display field, programme duration from page 11.
  • Page 53: Consumption Values

    Consumption values Normal programme Cottons 40 °C Cottons 60 °C Cottons Eco 60 °C Cottons 90 °C (the hot washing solution is mixed with approx. 7 littres of cold water before being drained) Easy-Care = 40 °C Delicate/Silk 30 °C : 30 °C Wool Dark Wash 30 °C...
  • Page 54: Customer Service

    Customer service Rating plate Before you call customer service, please check whether you can eliminate the fault yourself (see from page 49). A technician who is called out to give advice will charge you, even if the appliance is still under guarantee.
  • Page 55: Installing, Connecting And Transporting

    Installation instructions Installing, connecting and transporting Safety instructions Standard accessories Risk of injury! The washer-dryer is heavy. Take care when lifting it. Attention Frozen hoses may tear/burst. Do not install the washer-dryer in an area where there is a risk of frost or outdoors.
  • Page 56: Installation Surface

    Useful tools Dimensions Installation surface The following tools are helpful: – Box wrench A/F 13 for removing the transportation bolts. – Spirit level for aligning the washer-dryer. a = 600 mm b = 560 mm c = 860 mm (WVD2452BGB) c = 850 mm (other variants except WVD2452BGB) Weight 67 kg Appliance stability is important so that the washer-dryer...
  • Page 57 Removing the transportation protection devices Caution The transport bolts must always be removed before using the appliance for the first time and must be retained for any subsequent transport (e.g. when moving). Release all screws A using the A/F 13 wrench until ■...
  • Page 58 Built-under or built-in appliance installation The appliance must be built under or built in prior to connecting the power supply. The appliance can be built into or under a kitchen work surface. For this purpose, a recess width of 60 cm is required.
  • Page 59 Hose and cable lengths Connection on left side Connection on right side Other hoses Available from specialist dealers: – Extended supply hose (approx. 2.20 m). 100cm 110cm 150cm 140cm...
  • Page 60 Connecting the water Water inlet hose min.10 mm Risk of electric shock! To prevent leaks or water damage, it is essential to follow the instructions in this chapter! Attention Operate the washer-dryer with cold drinking water only. Do not connect to the mixer tap of an unpressurised hot-water apparatus.
  • Page 61 Water drainage hose Aligning the washer- dryer Warning 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: Secure connection point with 24-40 mm ■ clip (specialist outlet).
  • Page 62 Connecting the power Caution Connect the washer-dryer only to an alternating current via a correctly installed earthed socket. The mains voltage must correspond to the voltage specification on the washer-dryer (nameplate). Connection specifications as well as the required fuses are stipulated on the appliance nameplate. Ensure that: –...
  • Page 63 Transport, e. g. when moving Preparing and inserting the transport bolts Before transporting the washer-dryer: – Turn off the tap. – Reduce the water pressure in the water inlet hose (refer to page 46). – Drain any residual washing solution (refer to page 45).
  • Page 64 WVD24520GB WVD2452SGB WVD2452BGB WVD245S3GB 0411 en 9000 372 332 ROBERT BOSCH HAUSGERATE GMBH...