Indesit IWC 71281 Washer User Manual

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 in-
side the washing machine and help to prevent
• 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 abrasives.
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 appliance
• 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-clea-
ning pump which does not require any mainte-
nance. 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 the appliance.
To access the pre-chamber:
1. using a screwdriver,
remove the cover pa-
nel on the lower front
part of the washing
machine (see figure);
2. unscrew the lid by
rotating it anti-clockwi-
se (see figure): a little
water may trickle out.
This is perfectly nor-
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 immedia-
tely: during the wash cycles, water pressure is
very strong and a cracked hose could easily
split open.
! Never use second-hand hoses.