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Exactly as described, the full user-manual (145 pages). Perfect.
Text excerpt from page 18 (click to view)
Maintenance and Cleaning
Before any maintenance or cleaning is carried out you must DISCONNECT the appliance from the electricity supply.
The water we use normally contains lime. It is a good idea to periodically use a water softening powder in the machine. Do this separately from any laundry washing, and according to the softening powder manufacturer's instructions. This will help to prevent the formation of lime deposits.
Cleaning the drawer recess
Having removed the drawer, use a small brush to clean the recess, ensuring that all washing powder residue is removed from the upper and lower part of the recess. Replace the drawer and run the rinse programme without any clothes in the drum.
After each wash
Leave the door open for a while. This helps to prevent mould and stagnant smells forming inside the appliance. Keeping the door open after a wash will also help to preserve the door seal.
With the use of low temperature washes it is possible to get a build up of residues inside the drum. We recommend that a maintenance wash be performed on a regular basis. To run a maintenance wash: â¢ The drum should be empty of laundry. â¢ Select the hottest cotton wash programme. â¢ Use a normal measure of detergent, must be a powder (such as Ariel Futur).
Cleaning the pump
The pump should be inspected regularly if â¢ the machine does not empty and/or spin â¢ the machine makes an unusual noise during draining due to objects such as safety pins, coins etc. blocking the pump. Proceed as follows: â¢ Disconnect the appliance. â¢ If necessary wait until the water has cooled down. â¢ Open the pump door.
Clean the exterior cabinet of the appliance with mild washing up liquid and water only, and then dry thoroughly.
Cleaning the dispenser drawer
The washing powder and additive dispenser drawer should be cleaned regularly. Remove the drawer by pressing the catch downwards and by pulling it out. Flush it out under a tap, to remove any traces of accumulated powder. To aid cleaning, the top part of the additive compartment should be removed. 18
â¢ Place a container close to the pump to collect any spillage. â¢ Pull out the emergency emptying hose, place it in the container and remove its cap.