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A comprehensive Operating and Service Manual. All schematics are complete and easy to read. The PCB drawings and complete parts list are very helpful. I would definitely recommend this manual.
Text excerpt from page 33 (click to view)
Caution! The washing solution escaping from the emergency drainage hose may be hot. There is a risk of scalding! Allow the washing solution to cool down before performing emergency drainage. 0 1. Place a flat collecting vessel in order to collect the washing solution which is draining off. 2. Fold open the flap in the right section of the base outwards and pull it off.
3. Remove the emergency drainage hose from its holder.
4. Place the container under the hose. 5. Detach the plug of the emergency drainage hose by turning it anticlockwise and pull it out. The washing solution runs out. Depending on the amount of solution, it may be necessary to empty the collecting vessel several times. To do this, close the emergency drainage hose temporarily with the plug. When the water is completely drained: 6. Push the plug securely into the emergency drainage hose and turn it clockwise to secure it. 7. Replace the emergency drainage hose in its holder. 8. Put on the flap and close.