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Care and maintenance
Cutting off the water and electri-
• Turn off the water tap after every wash cycle.
This will limit wear on the hydraulic system
inside the washing machine and help to pre-
• 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 pul-
ling it out (see figure).
Wash it under running
water; this operation
should be repeated
Caring for the door and drum of
• 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-cle-
aning pump which does not require any main-
tenance. Sometimes, small items (such as
coins or buttons) may fall into the pre-chamber
which protects the pump, situated in its bot-
! Make sure the wash cycle has finished and
unplug the appliance.
To access the pre-
1. using a screwdri-
ver, remove the cover
panel on the lower
front part of the wa-
shing machine (see
2. unscrew the lid
by rotating it anti-
clockwise (see figu-
re): a little water may
trickle out. This is
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
Checking the water inlet hose
Check the inlet hose at least once a year. If
there are any cracks, it should be replaced
immediately: during the wash cycles, water
pressure is very strong and a cracked hose
could easily split open.
! Never use second-hand hoses.