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1. Check the filters
Ensure they are clean and properly positioned (see "Maintenance and cleaning").
9. At the end of the washing programme
The dishwasher will automatically stop and an audible signal informs you that the programme has ended. The "end of cycle" indicator light flashes. The On/Off indicator light remains on until the On/Off push button is depressed. Wait until the end of the audible signal before opening the door.
2. Press the On/Off push button
The On/Off indicator light comes on.
3. Check that there is rinse aid and salt
10. Switch off the dishwasher
Open the door and switch off the dishwasher by pressing the On/Off push button. Wait a few minutes before removing the dishes; in this way they will be cooler. Empty the lower basket first and then the upper one; this will avoid water dripping from the upper basket onto the dishes in the lower one.
4. Load the dishes
Remove any scraps of food. Pull the lower basket out and arrange the saucepans, plates and cutlery in it. Pull the upper basket out and arrange the plates, saucers, glasses and cups etc. in it. Slide the baskets back into the machine. If half load option is selected remember to arrange crockery and cutlery only in the lower basket.
11. Cancel a programme
To change a programme in progress, open the door and press the push button of the programme under way for more then 1 second, until the corresponding indicator light goes out. The dishwasher is now reset and you can select a new programme.
5. Ensure that the spray arms can rotate freely
6. Measure out detergent
Add the required amount of detergent according to the dosage quantity given in the "Washing programmes" chart. If you select the half load option remember to reduce the quantity of detergent. Close the detergent dispenser lid.
Important! In general it is not advisable to open the door while the machine is working; if the door is opened however, a safety device ensures that the machine stops. Care must be taken if the door is opened during the hot phase or immediately after a programme has finished, as steam may escape. When the washing programme has finished, it is recommended that the dishwasher is unplugged and the water tap turned off.
7. Set the programme
The selection of the programme occurs with the open door. Press the programme push button which corresponds to the washing programme you wish to select, the corresponding indicator light will flash. If you want to change washing programme, simply press another programme push button.
8. Start the programme
Close the door. An audible signal advises you that the programme has started. The indicator light which corresponds to the programme under way is now permanently on.