The water softener
Water contains varying amounts of lime and mineral
salts depending on the area in which you live: these
are deposited on the dishes leaving white marks.
The higher the content of these salts, the harder your
water will be. The "hardness" level is measured on
Parts Per Million. (Ca CO
Contact your local Water Authority to find the exact
water hardness level for your area.
The dishwasher is equipped with a softener which uses
special dishwasher salt to provide lime-free (softened)
water. The softener can treat water hardness up to
900ppm via 9 adjustment levels.
Find on the table below the level corresponding to the
hardness of your water and the required adjustments:
(Parts per Million)
The water softener is factory set at level 0.
To set the dishwasher to a different level, proceed as
- Press the ON/OFF pushbutton on.
- Press the UPPER/LOWER and DELAY START
simultaneously for about 5 seconds until the short
"instruction accepted" signal is heard; an L followed
by number 0 (the hardness level set in factory) will
appear in the digital display "L0".
- Press the UPPER/LOWER button as many times as
necessary to make the required level appear in the
display. The level increases by 1 each time the
button is pressed.
- 5 seconds after this button has last been pressed,
the machine returns to programme setting mode
and memorises the level set.
As a guide: The approximate water
hardness for various capital citties is
30 ppm. (Ca CO
Salt MUST be used regularly from level 1 upward.
If your water is "level 0" it is already soft and
therefore there is no need to use salt.
Filling with salt
Only use salt designed specifically for use in
dishwashers. Other types of salt i.e.: table/cooking
salt contain high percentages of other substances
which may reduce the efficiency of the softener. To fill
with salt, unscrew the cap of the salt container.
Pour about half a litre of water inside the container, or
until it is full (this is necessary only before filling with
salt for the first time).
Then pour in the salt until the container is full (approx.
1.5 - 1.8 kg). Do not worry if water over flows from the
unit when filling with salt this is quite normal.
Replace the cap making sure that there is no trace of
salt on the screw thread or on the gasket.
Screw the cap on tightly.
If you have inadvertently spilled salt select a wash
programme immediately after.
All that is then required is to periodically top up the
container with salt. You are reminded of this by the
salt indicator light on the control panel which
illuminates when the salt has finished.
The salt container always has some water inside
which will normally overflow when refilling with salt.
Important: The salt indicator light on the control panel
can remain illuminated for 2-6 hours after the salt has
been replenished, assuming the dishwasher remains
switched on. If you are using salts that take longer to
dissolve then this can take longer. The function of the
dishwasher is not affected.
Caution: Only fill with salt just before starting one of
the complete washing programmes (not the Rinse
and Hold programme). This will prevent any grains of
salt or salty water, which may have been spilled,
remaining on the bottom of the machine for any period
of time. This could cause corrosion, which may not be
covered by the warranty.