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Care and maintenance
Cutting off the water and electricity
Turn off the water tap after every wash cycle. This
will limit wear on the hydraulic system inside the
washing machine and help to prevent leaks.
Unplug the washing machine when cleaning it and
during all maintenance work.
Cleaning the washing machine
The outer parts and rubber components of the
appliance can be cleaned using a soft cloth soaked
in lukewarm soapy water. Do not use solvents or
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
Remove the dispenser
by raising it and pulling it
out (see figure).
Wash it under running
water; this operation
should be repeated
Caring for the door and drum of your
Always leave the porthole door ajar in order to
prevent unpleasant odours from forming.
Cleaning the pump
The washing machine is fitted with a self-cleaning
pump which does not require any maintenance.
Sometimes, small items (such as coins or buttons)
may fall into the pre-chamber which protects the
pump, situated in its bottom part.
Make sure the wash cycle has finished and unplug
To access the pre-chamber:
1. using a screwdriver,
remove the cover panel
on the lower front part of
the washing machine
2. unscrew the lid by
rotating it anti-clockwise
(see figure): a little water
may trickle out. This is
3. clean the inside thoroughly;
4. screw the lid back on;
5. reposition the panel, making sure the hooks are
securely in place before you push it onto the
Checking the water inlet hose
Check the inlet hose at least once a year. If there are
any cracks, it should be replaced immediately: during
the wash cycles, water pressure is very strong and a
cracked hose could easily split open.
Never use second-hand hoses.