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Care and maintenance
To access the pre-chamber:
1. take off the cover panel
on the front of the machine
by first pressing it in the
centre and then pushing
downwards on both sides
until you can remove it (see
2. unscrew the lid by
rotating it anti-clockwise
(see figure): 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 the appliance.
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.
Cutting off the water and electricity
• Turn off the water tap after every wash cycle. This will
limit wear on the hydraulic system inside the washing
machine and help to prevent leaks.
• 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 drawer
To remove the drawer, press
lever (1) and pull the drawer
outwards (2) (see figure).
Wash it under running water;
this procedure should be
Caring for the door and drum of your
• 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-cleaning pump
which does not require any maintenance. Sometimes,
small items (such as coins or buttons) may fall into the pre-
chamber which protects the pump, situated in its bottom
! Make sure the wash cycle has finished and unplug the