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Detergents and laundry
Detergent dispenser drawer
Good washing results also depend on the correct dose of
detergent: adding too much detergent will not necessa-
rily result in a more efficient wash, and may in fact cause
build up on the inside of your appliance and contribute to
! Do not use hand washing detergents because these
create too much foam.
! Use powder detergent for white cotton garments, for pre-
washing, and for washing at temperatures over 60°C.
! Follow the instructions given on the detergent packaging.
Open the detergent di-
spenser drawer and pour
in the detergent or washing
additive, as follows.
compartment 1: Pre-wash detergent (powder)
Before pouring in the detergent, make sure that extra com-
partment 4 has been removed.
compartment 2: Detergent for the wash cycle
(powder or liquid)
Liquid detergent should only be poured in immediately
prior to the start of the wash cycle.
compartment 3: Additives (fabric softeners, etc.)
The fabric softener should not overflow the grid.
extra compartment 4: Bleach
! Traditional bleach should be used on sturdy white fa-
brics, and delicate bleach for coloured fabrics, synthetics
and for wool.
This option is particularly
useful for the removal of
stubborn stains. Place extra
compartment 4 (supplied)
into compartment 1.
When pouring in the
bleach, be careful not to
exceed the “max” level
marked on the central pivot
To run the bleach cycle on its own, pour the bleach into extra
compartment 4, set the “Rinse” programme and activate
the “Stain removal” option.
To bleach during a wash cycle, pour in the detergent and
any fabric softener you wish to use, set the desired wash
cycle and enable the “Stain removal” option.
The use of extra compartment 4 excludes the “Pre-wash”
Preparing the laundry
• Divide the laundry according to:
- the type of fabric/the symbol on the label
- the colours: separate coloured garments from whites.
• Empty all garment pockets and check the buttons.
• Do not exceed the listed values, which refer to the
weight of the laundry when dry: see “Table of wash
How much does your laundry weigh?
1 sheet 400-500 g
1 pillow case 150-200 g
1 tablecloth 400-500 g
1 bathrobe 900-1200 g
1 towel 150-250 g
Garments requiring special care
Wool: all wool garments can be washed using programme
8, even those carrying the “hand-wash only” label. For
best results, use special detergents and do not exceed 1,5
kg of laundry.
Silk: use special wash cycle 9 to wash all silk garments.
We recommend the use of special detergent which has
been designed to wash delicate clothes.
Curtains: fold curtains and place them in a pillow case or
mesh bag. Use wash cycle 9.
Jeans: Turn garments inside-out before washing and use
a liquid detergent. Use programme 10.
Load balancing system
Before every spin cycle, to avoid excessive vibrations and
to distribute the load in a uniform manner, the drum rotates
continuously at a speed which is slightly greater than the
washing rotation speed. If, after several attempts, the load
is not balanced correctly, the machine spins at a reduced
spin speed. If the load is excessively unbalanced, the
washing machine performs the distribution process instead
of spinning. To encourage improved load distribution and
balance, we recommend small and large garments are
mixed in the load.