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Prior to using for the first time
Before using your dishwasher for the first time: 1. Ensure that the electrical and water connections comply with the installation instructions 2. Remove all packaging from inside the appliance 3. Set the water softener 4. Pour 1 litre of water inside the salt container and then fill with salt 5. Fill the rinse aid dispenser
Filling with salt
Only use salt specifically designed for use in dishwashers. All other types of salt not specifically designed for use in a dishwasher, especially table salt, will damage the water softener. Only fill with salt just before starting one of the washing programmes (except the Rinse and Hold programme). This will prevent any grains of salt or salty water, which may have been spilt, remaining on the bottom of the machine for any period of time, which may cause corrosion.
The water softener
The dishwasher is equipped with a water softener designed to remove minerals and salts from the water supply, which would have a detrimental or adverse effect on the operation of the appliance. The higher the content of these salts, the harder your water is. Water hardness is measured in equivalent scales, German degrees, French degrees and PPM (parts per Million). The softener should be adjusted according to the hardness of the water in your area. Your local Water Authority can advise you on the hardness of the water in your area. The dishwasher is factory set at position 2. Water hardness Â°dH 41 - 50 30 - 40 19 - 29 4 - 18 <4 Â°TH 71 - 90 51 - 70 31 - 50 8 - 30 <8 PPM 701 - 900 501 - 700 301 - 500 80 - 300 < 80
german degrees french degrees parts per million
1. Open the door, remove the lower basket and unscrew the cap of the salt container by turning it anticlockwise. 2. Pour 1 litre of water inside the container (this is necessary only before filling with salt for the first time). 3. Using the funnel provided, pour in the salt until the container is full. 4. Replace the cap making sure that there is no trace of salt on the screw thread or on the gasket. 5. Screw on the cap tightly turning it clockwise until it stops with a click. The salt container will require topping up periodically.
According to the model of dishwasher, you are reminded of this by: A) The salt cap has a refill indicator window in the centre. A green float is clearly visible when there is salt inside the container and almost disappears when the salt has finished reminding you to add salt.
If your water is below level 1 it is already soft and therefore there is no need to use salt. In this case adjust the water softener on level 1 without using salt.
Only for dishwasher models with salt refilling indicator light:
If the water softener has been adjusted on level 1 and no salt is being used, the salt refilling indicator light on the control panel, will always remain illuminated when the machine is switched on and the door closed.
Setting the water softener
1. Open the dishwasher door. 2. Remove the lower basket from the dishwasher. 3. Turn the water hardness switch until the required level (see table) corresponds with the marker . 4. Replace the lower basket.
B) A salt indicator light on the control panel will come on when the salt has finished. The salt indicator light on the control panel can remain illuminated for 2-6 hours after the salt has been replenished, assuming the dishwasher remains switched on. If you are using salts that take longer to dissolve then this can take longer. The function of the machine is not affected. Do not worry if water over flows from the unit when filling with salt, this is quite normal.