The service manual when downloaded and printed out was clear and easy to read. The manual is complete with the schematic diagram and technical data. I occasionally require a manual and now having registered with this company I shall order from them in the future.
Hello from Germany - thank you very much for the manual for my Sharp "Searcher" - the handling of your internet area is outstanding..Mike
Text excerpt from page 32 (click to view)
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE
Make sure that the machine is unplugged and the water tap turned off before undertaking any kind of maintenance.
The outside or the machine can be cleaned with warm water and a neutral non-abrasive household detergent. Wipe with clean water and dry after cleaning. Important : do not use methylated spirit, diluents or similar products. It is advisable, from time to time, to carry out a complete cycle without a washing load, adding a decalcifying product.
The detergent dispenser
The detergent dispenser is very easy to remove. Just turn the two screws 1/4 of a turn and slide the box towards the top (fig.1 and fig.2). Clean the detergent dispenser under running water with a brush or a piece of rag (fig.3). Reposition the detergent dispenser into the lid and refix the two screws (fig.4 and fig.5).
The drain filter
The machine has got a mecanic filter located on the front part to collect lint and small objects (toothpins, coins, pins, etc) inadvertently left in the clothes. It is essential that this filter is cleaned regularly. Frequency of cleaning depends on the type of articles washed (cleaning should be more frequent if the articles have no hem and tend to fray). Open the flapdoor covering the filter by pressing the left side of the filter door (fig.1). Place a container underneath to catch any spillage (fig.2). Turn the filter anticlockwise and clean it thoroughly with running water (fig.3). Refit the filter in the guides and turn it clockwise, then close the flapdoor.