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Precautions and advice
This machine was designed and constructed in
accordance with international safety regulations. The
following information is provided for safety reasons
and must therefore be read carefully.
This appliance was designed for domestic use only.
The machine must only be used by adults, in
accordance with the instructions given in this
Do not touch the machine when barefoot or with
wet or damp hands or feet.
Do not pull on the power supply cable when
unplugging the appliance from the electricity
socket. Hold the plug and pull.
Do not touch the drained water as it may reach
extremely high temperatures.
Never force the porthole door. this could damage
the safety lock mechanism designed to prevent
If the appliance breaks down, do not under any
circumstances access the internal mechanisms in
an attempt to repair it yourself.
Always keep children well away from the appliance
while it is operating.
The door can become quite hot during the wash
If the appliance has to be moved, work in a group
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 laundry into the washing machine,
make sure the drum is empty.
Disposing of the packaging materials: observe local
regulations so that the packaging may 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 collected.
Consumers should contact their local authority or
retailer for information concerning the correct
disposal of their old appliance.
Saving energy and respecting the
Saving detergents, water, energy and time
To avoid wasting resources, the washing machine
should be used with a full load. One full load
instead of two half loads saves up to 50% of the
Treating stains with a stain remover, or leaving
them to soak before they are washed, reduces the
need to wash the garments at high temperatures.
Use the correct quantity of detergent, in
accordance with the water hardness, how soiled
the garments are and the amount of laundry you
have, in order to avoid wastage and to protect the
environment: although they are biodegradable,
detergents still contain ingredients which alter the
balance of nature. Avoid using fabric softener
If you use your washing machine between late
afternoon and the early hours of the morning, you
will help to reduce the peak load of the electricity