Indesit IWDE 126 Washer/Dryer User Manual

Precautions and advice
The Washer-dryer was designed and built in
compliance with the applicable international safety
regulations. The following information is provided for
your safety and should consequently be read carefully.
General safety
This appliance has been designed for non-
professional, household use and its functions must
not be changed.
This washer-dryer should only be used by
adults and in accordance with the instructions
provided in this manual.
Never touch the washer-dryer when barefoot
or with wet or damp hands or feet.
Do not pull on the power supply cable to unplug
the appliance from the electricity socket. Pull the
plug out yourself.
Do not open the detergent dispenser while the
appliance is in operation.
Do not touch the drain water as it could reach
very high temperatures.
Never force the washer-dryer door: this could
damage the safety lock mechanism designed to
prevent any accidental openings.
In the event of a malfunction, do not under any
circumstances touch internal parts in order to
attempt repairs.
Always keep children well away from the
appliance while in operation.
The appliance door tends to get quite hot during
the wash cycle.
Should it have to be moved, proceed with the
help of two or three people and handle it with the
utmost care. Never try to do this alone, because
the appliance is very heavy.
Before loading your laundry into the washing
machine, make sure the drum is empty.
During the drying phase, the door tends to get
quite hot.
Do not use the appliance to dry clothes that have
been washed with flammable solvents (e.g.
Do not use the appliance to dry foam rubber or
similar elastomers.
Make sure that the water tap is turned on during
the drying cycles.
Disposing of the packaging material:observe local
regulations, so the packaging can be re-used.
The European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste
Electrical and Electronic Equipment, requires that
old household electrical appliances must not be
disposed of in the normal unsorted municipal waste
stream. Old appliances must be collected
separately in order to optimise the recovery and
recycling of the materials they contain and reduce
the impact on human health and the environment.
The crossed out "wheeled bin" symbol on the
product reminds you of your obligation, that when
you dispose of the appliance it must be separately
Consumers should contact their local authority or
retailer for information concerning the correct
disposal of their old appliance.
Saving energy and respecting the
Environmentally-friendly technology
If you only see a little water through your appliance
door, this is because thanks to the latest Indesit
technology, your washer-dryer only needs less than
half the amount of water to get the best results: an
objective reached to respect the environment.
Saving on detergent, water, energy and time
To avoid wasting resources, the Washer-dryer
should be used with a full load. A full load instead
of two half loads allows you to save up to 50% on
The pre-wash cycle is only necessary on
extremely soiled garments. Avoiding it will save on
detergent, time, water and between 5 and 15%
Treating stains with a stain remover or leaving
them to soak before washing will cut down the
need to wash them at high temperatures. A
programme at 60°C instead of 90°C or one at
40°C instead of 60°C will save up to 50% on
Use the correct quantity of detergent depending
on the water hardness, how soiled the garments
are and the amount of laundry you have, to avoid
wastage and to protect the environment: despite
being biodegradable, detergents do contain
ingredients that alter the natural balance of the
environment. In addition, avoid using fabric
softener as much as possible.
If you use your washer-dryer from late in the
afternoon until the early hours of the morning, you
will help reduce the electricity board's peak load.
The Delay Timer option (see page 11) helps to
organise your wash cycles accordingly.
If your laundry has to be dried in a tumble dryer,
select a high spin speed. Having the least water
possible in your laundry will save you time and
energy in the drying process.