AEG LAVAMAT 1046 EL Instruction Booklet

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LAVAMAT 1046 EL
LAVAMAT 1246 EL

Washing Machine

Instruction Booklet

PERFEKT IN FORM UND FUNKTION

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  • Page 1: Washing Machine

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina LAVAMAT 1046 EL LAVAMAT 1246 EL Washing Machine Instruction Booklet PERFEKT IN FORM UND FUNKTION...
  • Page 2 132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Dear customer, Please read these operating instructions carefully and pay particular attention to the safety notes indicated in the first pages. We recom- mend that you keep this instruction booklet for future reference and pass it on to any future owners. The warning triangle and/or the key words (Warning!, Caution!) empha- size information that is particularly important for your safety or correct functioning of the appliance.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Contents Safety instructions ..........5-6 Disposal .
  • Page 4 132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Contents How to wash ........... . 21 Load the laundry .
  • Page 5: Safety Instructions

    16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Safety instructions The safety of AEG/ELECTROLUX appliances complies with the industry standards and with legal requirements on the safety of appliances. However, as manufacturers, we feel it is our duty to provide the fol- lowing safety notes.
  • Page 6: Safety Instructions

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Safety instructions Child safety • Children are often not aware of how dangerous electrical appliances can be. When the machine is working, children should be carefully supervised and not be allowed to play with the appliance - there is a risk that they could become trapped inside.
  • Page 7: Disposal

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Disposal Packaging materials The materials marked with the symbol are recyclable. >PE<=polyethylene >PS<=polystyrene >PP<=polypropylene This means that they can be recycled by disposing of them properly in appropriate collection containers. Machine Use authorised disposal sites for your old appliance. Help to keep your country tidy! The symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this prod-...
  • Page 8: Main Features Of Your Washing Machine

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Main features of your washing machine • Programme and temperature setting using the programme selector. • Stain programme for effectively treating stained washing. • Energy saving programme for normally soiled cotton items. • Speed for the final spin can be reduced to 800, 700 or 500 rpm for model 1046 EL, and to 900, 700 or 500 rpm for model 1246 EL.
  • Page 9: Description Of The Appliance

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Description of the appliance Front view...
  • Page 10: Control Panel

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Control panel A = Option buttons B = START/PAUSE button C = Spin speed button D = Soak button E = Quick button F = Delay start button G = Display H = Programme progress display J = Programme selector dial Programme selector dial The programme selector determines...
  • Page 11: Start/Pause Button

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Description of the appliance Position at 40°C = Easy to iron. In this position the laundry is gently washed and spun to avoid any creasing. In this way ironing is easier. Position = cold wash Position = reset programme/switching off START/PAUSE button This button has two functions:...
  • Page 12: Programme Option Buttons

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Description of the appliance Programme Option buttons Depending on the programme, different functions can be combined. These must be selected after choosing the desired programme and before depressing the START/PAUSE button. When these buttons are pressed, the corresponding pilot lights come on. When they are pressed again, the pilot lights go out.
  • Page 13: Quick

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Description of the appliance QUICK By pressing this button the washing time is reduced. For use when washing lightly soiled laundry. This option is not available with the wool and economy programmes (95E, 60°, 40°-60°MIX). SPIN SPEED 1046EL 1246EL Press this button to reduce the maximum speed...
  • Page 14: Programme Progress Display

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Description of the appliance Programme progress display By selecting the wash programme, the pilot lights corre- sponding to the various phases making up the pro- gramme come on. After the machine has started, only the running phase pilot light stays on.
  • Page 15: Cancelling A Programme

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Description of the appliance Cancelling a programme To cancel a programme which is running, turn the programme selector dial to the RESET O position. Warning! After a programme which ends with water in the drum option), turn the selector dial first to O and then to (RINSE HOLD DRAIN programme or to the (SPIN/DELICATE SPIN).
  • Page 16: Detergent Dispenser Drawer

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Description of the appliance Detergent dispenser drawer Compartment for prewash or soak detergent and stain remover. The prewash or soak detergent is added at the beginning of the wash programme. The stain remover is added during the STAIN-Action phase in the main wash. Compartment for powder or liquid detergent used for main wash.
  • Page 17: Preparing The Wash Cycle

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Preparing the wash cycle Sorting out and preparing the laundry • Sort out the laundry according to type of fabrics and care labels (see “Types of fabric and care labels”). • Empty pockets. • Remove any metal parts (safety pins, clips, etc.). •...
  • Page 18: Weight Of Laundry

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Preparing the wash cycle Weight of laundry Approximate Sort of laundry dry weights Bathrobes 1200 g Work shirts 300-600 g Quilt covers 700 g Sheets 500 g Blouses 100 g Hand towels 200 g Tea towels 100 g Shirts 200 g...
  • Page 19 132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Preparing the wash cycle Delicates Microfibres, synthetics or curtains marked with these symbols require a very gentle treatment. The DELICATES programme is suitable for this type of fabric. Woollens and particularly delicate items Fabrics such as wool, wool mix or silk marked with this symbol are par- ticularly sensitive to machine washing.
  • Page 20: Detergents And Additives

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Preparing the wash cycle Detergents and additives Which detergent and additive? Use only detergents and additives for washing machines. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. How much detergent? The quantity depends on: • the load: if the manufacturer does not provide any indications on the amount of detergent for small loads, use about one third less than the suggested amount for half loads and half the amount for very small loads;...
  • Page 21: How To Wash

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina How to wash Load the laundry Open the door. Place the laundry in the drum, one item at a time. Distribute laundry as evenly as possible. Close the door. Add detergent and additive Pull the drawer out till it stops.
  • Page 22: Selection Of The Desired Wash Programme

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina How to wash Selection of the desired wash programme Turn the programme selector dial to the desired position: the lights corresponding to the different phases making up the selected programme light on. The display shows the duration of the programme.
  • Page 23: Selection Of The Extra Rinse

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina How to wash EXTRA RINSE This appliance is designed for saving water. However, for people with a very delicate skin (allergic to detergents) it may be necessary to rinse the laundry using an extra quantity of water (extra rinse). The extra rinse is available only with the cotton, synthetics or delicate programme.
  • Page 24: Starting The Programme

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina How to wash Starting the programme 1. Check that the water tap is open. 2. Press START/PAUSE to start the programme. If the Delay Start option has been selected the programme will start at the end of the count- down.
  • Page 25: At The End Of The Programme

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina How to wash At the end of the programme The machine stops automatically. A zero appears on the display. The light comes on in the programme progress display. The START/PAUSE button is off, the DOOR light is green. If the light (OVERDOSAGE) comes on it indicates that too much detergent has been used.
  • Page 26: Programme Charts: Wash And Special Programmes

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Programme chart Wash programmes Consumption* Wash Additional Max. Temp. Fabrics Energy Water Duration programme functions load min. Cotton and linen, STAIN, SOAK SENSITIVE for example nor- White QUICK 95°-60° mally soiled work Cottons 4,5 kg PREWASH garments, sheets, EXTRA RINSE household linen,...
  • Page 27: Special Programmes

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Programme chart Special programmes Consumption* Descrip- Additional Max. Programme Programme phases Energy Water Duration tion functions load min. This pro- 3 rinses with liquid gramme can additive. SENSITIVE be used for Short spin. EXTRA RINSE 4,5 kg 0.05 Gentle rinsing hand...
  • Page 28: Cleaning And Maintenance

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Cleaning and maintenance After each wash At the end of the wash programme, pull the dispenser drawer out a lit- tle to let it dry. Leave the door ajar to allow air to circulate. If the machine is not used for a prolonged period: Close the water tap and unplug the appliance.
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    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Cleaning and maintenance Door seal Check from time to time the door seal and eliminate eventual possible objects that could be trapped in the fold. Drain pump The pump should be inspected regularly and particularly if the machine does not empty and/or spin the machine makes an unusual noise during draining due to objects such as safety pins, coins etc.
  • Page 30: Emergency Emptying Out

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Cleaning and maintenance Unscrew the hose from the tap. Clean the filter with a stiff brush. Screw the hose back onto the tap. Emergency emptying out If the water is not discharged (pump is blocked, filter or drain pipe are clogged), proceed as follows to empty out the machine: •...
  • Page 31: Something Not Working

    E40: door open An acoustic signal is clearly audible. Once the problem has been eliminated, press the START/PAUSE button to restart the programme. If after all checks, the problem persists, con- tact your local AEG/ELECTROLUX Service Force Centre. Problem Possible cause Solution The main electrical fuse Replace the fuse.
  • Page 32 132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Something not working? Problem Possible cause Solution The water tap is closed (E10). Open the water tap. The water inlet hose is Check the whole length of the squashed or kinked (E10). hose and remove the kink. The machine does not fill The small filter of the water Clean the filter.
  • Page 33 132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Something not working? Problem Possible cause Solution The transit bolts have Check that the machine not been removed. has been unpacked as described in the Installation section. The machine vibrates or is noisy The feet have not been Carefully level the machine.
  • Page 34: Unsatisfactory Washing Results

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Something not working? Unsatisfactory washing results If the laundry looks grey and lime scale is found in the drum • Too little detergent has been used. • An unsuitable detergent has been used. • Stubborn stains have not been treated prior to washing. •...
  • Page 35: Technical Data

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Technical data Height x Width x Depth 84x60x42 cm Depth with door opened 88 cm Height adjustment ± 10 mm approx. Load (depending on programme) 4,5 kg max. domestic Drum speed during washing max. 55 rpm Drum speed during spinning 1000/800/700/500 rpm (1046 EL) 1200/900/700/500 rpm (1246 EL)
  • Page 36: Service

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Service In the section “Something not working?” some problems that can be solved by yourself are listed. Read this section in the event of problems. If you are not able to find a solution, contact the Service centre. (Addresses and telephone numbers are given on the enclosed leaflet).
  • Page 37: Instructions For Installation And Electrical Connection

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Instructions for installation and electrical connection Safety instructions for the installer • This appliance is heavy, care should be taken when moving it. • When unpacking the appliance, check that it is not damaged. If in doubt, do not use it and contact the retailer.
  • Page 38: Dimensions Of The Appliance

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Dimensions of the appliance Front view and side view Rear view...
  • Page 39: Installation

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Installation Unpacking All transit bolts and packing must be removed before using the appli- ance. Using a spanner, unscrew remove the 2 rear bottom screws. Slide out the 2 plastic pins. Lay the machine on its back, taking care not to squash the hoses.
  • Page 40: Positioning

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Installation Positioning Install the machine on a flat hard floor. Make sure that air circulation around the machine is not impeded by carpets, rugs etc. • Before placing it on small tiles, apply a rubber coating. •...
  • Page 41: Water Drainage

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Installation The other end of the inlet hose which connects to the machine can be turned in any direction. Simply loosen the fitting, rotate the hose and retighten the fitting, making sure there are no water leaks. The inlet hose must not be lengthened.
  • Page 42: Permanent Connection

    132986190.qxd 16/02/2005 11:56 Pagina Installation Connect the machine to an earthed socket. The manufacturer does not accept any responsibility for damage or injury through failure to comply with the above safety precaution. 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...
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