Indesit IWDE 7145 S Washer/Dryer User Manual

Detergents and laundry
Detergent dispenser drawer
Good washing results also depend on the correct
dose of detergent: adding too much detergent will not
necessarily result in a more efficient wash, and may in
fact cause build up on the inside of your appliance
and contribute to environmental pollution.
! Do not use hand washing detergents because these
create too much foam.
Open the detergent
dispenser drawer and
pour in the detergent or
washing additive, as
compartment 1: Pre-wash detergent (powder)
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.
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:
Durable fabrics: max. 7 kg
Synthetic fabrics: max. 3 kg
Delicate fabrics: max. 2 kg
Wool: max. 1,5 kg
Silk: max. 1 kg
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
Special wash cycles
Wool: all wool garments can be washed using
programme 5, even those carrying the "hand-wash
label. For best results, use special
detergents and do not exceed 1,5 kg of laundry.
Silk: use special wash cycle 6 to wash all silk
garments. We recommend the use of special
detergent which has been designed to wash delicate
fold curtains and place them in a pillow
case or mesh bag. Use wash cycle 6.
Jeans: Turn garments inside-out before washing and
use a liquid detergent. Use programme 7.
Sport Intensive (wash cycle 8) is for washing heavily
soiled sports clothing fabrics (tracksuits, shorts, etc.);
for best results, we recommend not exceeding the
maximum load indicated in the
"Table of wash
Sport Light (wash cycle 9): is for washing lightly
soiled sports clothing fabrics (tracksuits, shorts, etc.);
for best results, we recommend not exceeding the
maximum load indicated in the "Table of wash
cycles". We recommend using a liquid detergent and
dosage suitable for a half-load.
Sport Shoes (wash cycle 10): is for washing sports
shoes; for best results, do not wash more than 2
pairs simultaneously.
Express Wash & Dry (wash cycle 13) was designed
to wash and dry lightly soiled garments quickly. This
cycle may be used to wash and dry a laundry load of
up to 0.5 kg in just 35 minutes.
To achieve optimum results, use liquid detergent and
pre-treat cuffs, collars and stains.
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 Washer-dryer
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.