Prior to using for the first time
Before using your dishwasher for the first time:
1. Ensure that the electrical and water connections comply
with the installation instructions
2. Remove all packaging from inside the appliance
3. Set the water softener
4. Pour 1 litre of water inside the salt container and then fill
with dishwasher salt
5. Fill the rinse aid dispenser
The water softener
The dishwasher is equipped with a water softener designed to
remove minerals and salts from the water supply, which would
have a detrimental or adverse effect on the operation of the
The higher the content of these minerals and salts, the harder
your water is.
Water hardness is measured in equivalent scales, Clarke
degrees, French degrees (°TH) and mmol/l (millimol per litre -
international unit for the hardness of water).
The softener should be adjusted according to the hardness of
the water in your area. Your local Water Authority can advise
you on the hardness of the water in your area.
The water softener must be set in both ways: manually, using
the water hardness dial and electronically, by the means of the
programme selection/cancel button.
a) Setting manually
1. Open the dishwasher door.
2. Remove the lower basket from the dishwasher.
3. Turn the water hardness dial to position 1 or 2 (see table).
4. Replace the lower
The dishwasher is factory set
at position 2.
91 - 125
64 - 88
53 - 63
76 - 90
46 - 52
65 - 75
51 - 64
36 - 45
28 - 35
40 - 50
23 - 27
33 - 39
26 - 32
18 - 22
13 - 17
19 - 25
5 - 12
7 - 18
9,0 - 12,5
6,5 - 7,5
5,1 - 6,4
4,0 - 5,0
3,3 - 3,9
2,6 - 3,2
1,9 - 2,5
0,7 - 1,8
b) Setting electronically
The dishwasher is factory set at level 5.
1. With the dishwasher switched off, press the On/Off button.
The end of programme indicator light flashes (setting
In case salt and/or rinse aid refilling is necessary the
corresponding indicator lights illuminate.
If one of the washing programme indicator lights is on, this
means that a washing programme has been set.
The setting must be cancelled: press for about 3 seconds
the programme selection/cancel button; the indicator
light of the set programme turns off and the end of
programme indicator light flashes, indicating that the set
programme has been cancelled and that the machine is
now in setting mode.
2. Press and keep pressed the programme selection/cancel
button until the programme indicator light 1 illuminates and
programme indicator light 2 flashes, indicating that you have
activated the water softener setting function.
After a few seconds the end of programme indicator light
The current level is indicated by a sequence of flashes of
the end of programme indicator light, a sequence of
intermittent audible signals and a pause of a few seconds
Example: 5 flashes/5 audible signals + pause +
5 flashes/5 audible signals etc...= level 5
3. To change the level, press the programme
Each time the button is pressed the level changes. (For the
selection of the new level, see chart).
if the current level is 5, by pressing the programme
selection/cancel button once, level 6 is selected.
if the current level is 10, by pressing the programme
selection/cancel button once, level 1 is selected.
The end of programme indicator light remains off for a few
seconds and then starts flashing indicating the new
selection is set.
5. To memorise the operation, switch off the machine by
pressing the On/Off button or wait for about 60 seconds,
after which the machine will automatically return to setting
Number of flashes of
the "end of programme"
indicator light and of