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Electrolux LAVAMAT 42230 ELECTRONIC User Instructions


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  • Page 1 LAVAMAT 42230 ELECTRONIC The washing machine that is friendly to the environment User's instructions...
  • Page 2 Dear Customer, Please keep this User’s Instructions with your machine. If you sell or give your machine to someone else, don’t forget to include the User’s Instructions. It will inform the new user about how to operate it and about neces- sary precautions.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    CONTENTS User's instructions .............. Important warnings ................... 5 Protection of the environment ............... 8 Wasching machine description ............... 9 Detergent dispenser ..................... 9 Control panel ....................... 10 Consumption and programme duration ........... 13 Washing guide ....................14 Products ......................16 International symbols for care of textiles ..........
  • Page 4 Contents Installing your washing machine ..............33 Position ......................35 Leveling and moving the washing machine ..........35 Electrical connection ..................36 Water connections ................... 37 Technical characteristics ................39 Guarantee conditions and After Sales service .......... 39...
  • Page 5: User's Instructions

    USER'S INSTRUCTIONS Important warnings These warnings were written for your own safety and for the safety of others. Before using your washing machine for the first time Respect the “Installation and connection instructions” given below. Usage This washing machine was designed for use by adults. Make sure that children do not touch it or play with it.
  • Page 6: Safety Devices

    User's instructions Put all small items such as socks, belts, etc., together inside a small cloth bag or pillow case, so that they cannot get trapped between the drum and the tank. Leave the cover and the drum open when you are not using your washing machine, to air the tank and prevent the formation of mould and bad smells.
  • Page 7 User's instructions The anti-foam system: water consumption is very low, due to the electronic spin cycle with an intermediate spin after the main wash and three rinse cycles for white and color programs. The spin cycle remains under the control of the foam detection system after the wash cycle has finished.
  • Page 8: Protection Of The Environment

    User's instructions Protection of the environment All materials marked with the symbol can be recycled. Place them in a waste collection bin provided for this purpose (ask your local municipal services) so that they can be recovered and recycled. Plastics are identified as follows: >PE<...
  • Page 9: Wasching Machine Description

    User's instructions Washing machine description Front view Control panel Handle for opening the lid Filter access door Lever for lifting the washing machine onto rollers Adjustable stands Detergent dispenser Powder detergent for programs with pre- wash (compartment 1). Powder or liquid detergent for the main wash (compartment 2).
  • Page 10: Control Panel

    User's instructions Control panel Spin pushbutton/RINSE HOLD Additional Programmes Programme programme pusbuttons procedure selector Delayed start Start/Pause Door control lamp pushbutton pushbutton Programme selector It is used to select the most suitable programme to the type and soiling of your laundry.
  • Page 11 User's instructions EASY IRONING position " " Wash at 40° C for mixed clothes. Thanks to this programme, clothes require only light ironing or even no ironing at all. DELICATES " " Main wash for delicates fabrics at 30° C or 40° C. WOOL "...
  • Page 12 User's instructions Additional programme pushbuttons Additional programme pushbuttons enable to adapt the washing programme to the laundry soil level. It is not necessary to use these options so as to wash normally soiled garments. The use of the different options depends on the chosen programme.
  • Page 13: Consumption And Programme Duration

    User's instructions Consumption and programme duration Programme setting for testing in accordance with standard EN 60 456. Values given in the above table are provided as a guide and may vary depending on the water supply temperature and pressure, and your electricity power supply mains voltage.
  • Page 14: Washing Guide

    User's instructions Before the first wash Before using your washing machine for the first time, we recommend you to do a preliminary wash with the machine empty, as a precaution to clean the drum, tank and the product box. 1. Pour a dose of detergent in the “washing” distributor. 2.
  • Page 15 User's 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 their care symbols. The temperature indicated on the care symbol is the maximum wash temperature.
  • Page 16: Products

    User's instructions Products Choice of detergent Manufacturers always mark maximum detergent quantities to be used on their detergent packages, depending on the amount of washing. Comply with doses and instructions specified on packages. Proportioning l / l The quantity of detergent to be used l l i e t i depends on the amount of washing to...
  • Page 17: International Symbols For Care Of Textiles

    Strong wash Max. wash Max. wash Max. wash Max. wash temperature 95°C Temperature 40°C Temperature 30°C temperature 60°C Do not wash Hand wash Delicate wash at all BLEACHING Bleach in cold water Do not bleach IRONING Hot iron max. 200°C Warm iron max.
  • Page 18: How To Do Your Washing

    User's instructions Running a washing cycle Brief instructions A washing cycle consists of the following steps: 1. Open the lid and the drum ; load the washing. 2. Add detergent/conditioner. 3. Close the drum and shut the lid. 4. Set the appropriate washing programme: - Set the programme and temperature using the programme selector.
  • Page 19: Opening And Closing The Lid

    User's instructions Opening and closing the lid To open: lift the lid. To close: push the lid firmly shut. When the machine is switched on, the DOOR light and the START/PAUSE " " light indicate whether the door can " " be opened.
  • Page 20 User's instructions Adding detergent/conditioners For instructions regarding detergent and conditioners, see the "Products" section. Liquid additives compartment (softener, crease remover, starch) Warning! Do not exceed the MAX level. Prewash/Soak compartment for additional programmes (PREWASH/SOAK*) Main wash compartment If you use a water softener and need the compartment for the prewash/soaking agent, add the...
  • Page 21: Setting The Washing Programme

    User's instructions Setting the washing programme appropriate programme, temperature and possible programme options suitable for any type of washing, see "Programme tables". 1. Select the desired wash programme and temperature with the programme selector. 2. If required, select the appropriate programme option(s): the indicator of the selected programme option illuminates.
  • Page 22 User's instructions Additional rinse cycles (RINSE+) " " The washing machine is set for very economical water consumption. However, people who suffer from allergies to detergents can rinse their laundry with more water. " " If the RINSE+ option is selected, two extra rinses are added to the COTTONS/LINEN, SYNTHETICS, EASY IRON, and DELICATES programmes.
  • Page 23: Starting The Wash Programme

    User's instructions Starting the wash programme 1. Check that the water tap is open. 2. To start the wash programme, press the START/PAUSE pushbutton " " The wash programme starts. " " If the END light flashes 4 times and an acoustic signal is emitted 4 times* when the START/PAUSE pushbutton is pressed, the lid is not "...
  • Page 24 User's instructions Changing the spin speed " " The spin speed can still be changed or the RINSE HOLD position set, while the programme is running. 1. Press the START/PAUSE pushbutton " " 2. Change the spin speed with the Spin Speed/RINSE HOLD pushbutton. 3.
  • Page 25: Programme Tables

    User's instructions Programme tables Washing This table does not include all possibilities, simply the best and most usual adjustments in practice. y t i l i o c i l " - " Programme setting for testing in accordance with standard EN 60 456.
  • Page 26: Separate Rinse

    User's instructions Separate rinse Timer Washing type Max. washing quantity (dry weight) Washing to be boiled 5,0 kg Coloureds Easy care washing 2,5 kg Delicate washing 2,5 kg Wool 1,0 kg Separate spin Timer Max. washing quantity Washing type (dry weight) Washing to be boiled 5,0 kg Coloureds...
  • Page 27: Cleaning And Maintenance

    User's instructions Cleaning and maintenance Always unplug your washing machine before cleaning. Removing scale from your washing machine It is usually not necessary to remove scale from the washing machine if the correct amounts of detergent were added. If you need to remove scale, use a special non-corrosive product specially designed for washing machines, that you can buy in the shop.
  • Page 28: The Drain Filter

    User's instructions The drain filter Clean the filter at the bottom of the washing ma- chine regularly. If your washing fluffs a lot, clean the filter after every wash. Lower the drain pipe into a large receptacle placed on the floor to drain any water remaining in your washing machine and then: Fig.1 to drain all remaining water:...
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting

    User's instructions Troubleshooting The manufacturing process of your appliance has been subject to many checks. However, if you notice an operating fault, refer to the table below before calling the after-sales service. Whilst the appliance is operating, some error codes may appear. After having removed the possible causes of the fault, press the START/ PAUSE button "...
  • Page 30 User's instructions : t a , t n a t i y l t l i f r e t l r e c a l r e t e l c t e l : t a s t l s i t r e t a t i...
  • Page 31: Installation And Connection Instructions

    INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION INSTRUCTIONS Safety instructions for the installation If the electrical installation in your house needs to be modified so that you can plug your washing machine in, have the work done by a qualified electrician. Please read the instructions in the “Electrical connection” chapter carefully before plugging in your washing machine.
  • Page 32: Washing Machine Dimensions

    Installation and connection instructions Washing machine dimensions Front and side views Back view...
  • Page 33: Installing Your Washing Machine

    Installation and connection instructions Installing your washing machine Removing transport packing Warning! All parts used to protect internal components of the washing machine during transport must be removed before you use the washing machine for the first time. Keep these parts and their attachments in case you need to transport it again.
  • Page 34 Installation and connection instructions 5. Make sure that you have removed all these packing parts from the washing machine, and keep them in a safe place in case you need them for transport again (for example if you move). 6. If you want to keep your washing machine in line with adjacent furniture, you can cut the pipe support strip at the back of your washing machine.
  • Page 35: Position

    Installation and connection instructions Position In order to install your washing machine, you will need: An electricity power supply (see electrical connection). A water inlet with a 20 x 27 mm connection. A water drain with a minimum height of 70 cm. A ventilated room.
  • Page 36: Electrical Connection

    Installation and connection instructions Electrical connection Information about the mains power supply, the nature of the power and the fuses to be used are given on the washing machine name plate at the back of the washing machine. If the washing machine is directly connected to the electrical installation (fixed connection), insert a two-pole switch with a contact opening distance of not less than 3 mm.
  • Page 37: Water Connections

    Installation and connection instructions Water connections The washing machine is provided with safety equipment that pre- vents dirty water from flowing backwards into the drinking water supply pipes, in accordance with national water company specifica- tions. Therefore there is no need to use any other additional protection in the installation.
  • Page 38: Water Drainage

    Installation and connection instructions Connect the water inlet hose to a cold water tap with a 3/4" gas threaded orifice, after having inserted the rugger sealing washer into the hose collar. If the water connection is made onto new pipes or onto pipes which have not been used for a long time, it is advisable to run off a certain amount of water before connecting the machine.
  • Page 39: Technical Characteristics

    Installation and connection instructions Technical characteristics Dimensions height with panel 895 mm height without panel 850 mm width 397 mm depth 600 mm Voltage / frequency 220-230 V / 50 Hz Total power 2300 W Heating power 1950 W Fuse rating 10 A Water pressure minimum...
  • Page 40 From the Electrolux Group. The world's No.1 choice. The Electrolux group is the world's largest producer of powered appliances for kitchen, cleaning and outdoor use. More than 55 million Electrolux Group products (such as refrigerators, cookers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, chain saws and...