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Maintenance and cleaning
Clean the outside surfaces of the machine using a mild solution of washing up liquid and water. Finish by removing remaining traces of the product with a damp cloth. 4. Place the end of the inlet and discharge hoses down low, into the waste gully (floor drain) set into the floor. Make sure that the end of the hose does not go below the water level in the gully's (drain's) water trap. 5. Select the programme â€¯Drainâ€¯ and let that run until it is finished. 6. Turn the programme selector to the â€¯Resetâ€¯ position. The appliance is only to be used and stored indoors at normal room temperature. The manufacture is not responsible for any frost damage. Do not use cleaning products which contain alcohol (spirits), thinners and similar substances.
The detergent drawer
In time, residues of detergent and fabric conditioner are likely to build up inside the detergent drawer. It should be cleaned at regular intervals by flushing it out with water. If necessary, the whole drawer can be taken out of the machine for cleaning. Pull the drawer out as normal until it stops at the retaining stop. With a hand each side of the body of the drawer and with care, give the drawer a sharp tug towards you so it becomes free of the retaining stop (Fig. 1). To remove the syphon (at the inside edge of the drawer) for cleaning, you need to press it inwards and pull it upwards at the same time (Fig. 2). When you put it back, press it downwards until you hear a distinct click.
Inside the recess for the detergent drawer
Detergent residues can also build up inside the recess for the detergent drawer. You can use an old toothbrush for cleaning this area (Fig. 3). When you have finished and put back the drawer, run a short programme with no wash load in the machine to rinse it clean.
Cleaning inside the machine
If you mostly use your machine for low-temperature washes and/or if you use only very little detergent, you should clean the inside of the machine about once a month. This will prevent mould or stale odours from developing. Use a normal measure of detergent, must be a biological powder (such as Ariel Futur) and run a wash programme at the highest temperature with no wash load in the machine.
If your water supply is harder than 7Â° dH, you should descale your washing machine at least once every three months. Use approx. 150 ml of citric acid instead of detergent and run a wash programme at the highest temperature with no wash load in the machine. Limescale deposits on components such as the machine's heating element will reduce their service life. (Contact your water company to find out the hardness level of your local water supply).
Protecting the machine against freezing
If the machine is kept in a place where the temperature may sometimes falls below 0Â° C, there is a risk that the small amount of water which remains inside parts of the machine after normal use will freeze and damage it. To prevent this you should: 1. Turn off the water supply and disconnect the water inlet hose from the supply tap. 2. Select a wash programme, start the machine and let the programme run for a short time. 3. Interrupt the programme by turning the programme selector to the â€¯Resetâ€¯ position.