Indesit IWDE 7168 Washer/Dryer User Manual

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
environmental pollution.
! Do not use hand washing detergents because these
create too much foam.
Open the detergent di-
spenser drawer and pour
in the detergent or washing
additive, as follows.
! Do not pour detergent into the compartment 1.
Detergent should only be poured into the compartment 2.
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 values listed in the “Table of wash
cycles”, which refer to the weight of the laundry when dry.
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 only” 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 clothes.
Curtains: 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 cycles”
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-
Sport Shoes (wash cycle 10): is for washing sports
shoes; for best results, do not wash more than 2 pairs
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 bal-
ance, we recommend small and large garments are mixed
in the load.
Detergents and laundry