Hotpoint Washer Wmxtf 842 Users Manual

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Installation, 2-3-4-5
Unpacking and levelling
Connecting the electricity and water supplies
The first wash cycle
Technical data
Care and maintenance, 6
Cutting off the water and electricity supplies
Cleaning the washing machine
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer
Caring for the door and drum of your appliance
Cleaning the pump
Checking the water inlet hose
Precautions and tips, 7
General safety
Opening the porthole door manually
Description of the washing machine, 8-9
Control panel
Running a wash cycle, 10
Wash cycles and options, 11
Table of programmes and wash cycles
Wash options
Detergents and laundry, 12
Detergent dispenser drawer
Preparing the laundry
Special wash cycles
Troubleshooting, 13-14
Assistance, 15-16
Instructions for use
2. If the floor is not perfectly level, compensate
for any unevenness by tightening or loosening
the adjustable front feet (see figure); the angle
of inclination, measured according to the
worktop, must not exceed 2°.
Levelling your appliance correctly will provide
it with stability and avoid any vibrations, noise
and shifting during operation. If it is placed on
a fitted or loose carpet, adjust the feet in such
a way as to allow enough room for ventilation
beneath the washing machine.
Electric and water connections
Connecting the water inlet hose
1. Connect the supply
pipe by screwing it to
a cold water tap using
a 3/4 gas threaded
connection (see
Before performing
the connection, allow
the water to run freely
until it is perfectly
2. Connect the other
end of the water inlet
hose to the washing
screwing it onto the
appliance’s cold water
inlet, situated on the
top right-hand side
on the rear of the
appliance (see figure).
3. Make sure there are no kinks or bends in the
! The water pressure at the tap must be within
the values indicated in the Technical details
table (on the page 5).
! If the water inlet hose is not long enough,
contact a specialist store or an authorised
! Ensure that the supply taps are allowing
water through. Old taps may seize in the
closed position and thus prevent water
reaching the machine.
! Never use second-hand or old inlet hoses;
use the products supplied with the machine.
! Keep this instruction manual in a safe place
for future reference. Should the appliance be
sold, transferred or moved, make sure the
instruction manual accompanies the washing
machine to inform the new owner as to its
operation and features.
! Read these instructions carefully: they contain
vital information on installation, use and safety.
Unpacking and levelling
! This is a separate
part of the polystyrene
base and should be
removed with the
when unpacking
your machine.
1. Unpack the washing
2. Check whether the
washing machine has
been damaged during
transport. If this is the
case, do not install
it and contact your
3. Remove the 4
protective screws and the rubber bush with
the respective spacer, situated on the rear of
the appliance (see also the installation leaflet).
4. Seal the gaps using the plastic plugs
5. Keep all the parts: you will need them again
if the washing machine needs to be moved to
another location.
! Packaging materials are not children’s toys.
Your machine may
make a considerable
amount of noise if the
two front feet have
not been adjusted
1. Install the washing
machine on a flat sturdy
floor, without resting it up
against walls, cabinets
or anything else.
Connecting the drain hose
Connect the drain
hose, without bending
it, to a draining
duct or a wall drain
situated between 65
and 100 cm from the
The drain hose may
be connected to
an under-sink trap.
Before connecting
the drain hose from
the machine ensure
that any blanks or
removable ends have
been taken off the
If it is placed over
the edge of a basin
or sink be sure
the free end of the
hose should not be
! We advise against the use of hose extensions;
in case of absolute need, the extension must
have the same diameter as the original hose
and must not exceed 150 cm in length.
Ensure that if the drain hose is pushed into
a standpipe, that the end does not go down
more than 15cms (6 inches). If the hose is
pushed down too far, this may cause the
machine to self -syphon ie. continuously empty
as it is filling.
Electric connection
Before plugging the appliance into the mains
socket, make sure that:
the socket is earthed and in compliance with
the applicable law;
the socket is able to sustain the appliance’s
maximum power load indicated on the
Technical Data Plate fixed on the machine;
the supply voltage is included within the
values indicated on the Technical Data Plate
fixed on the machine.
• the socket is compatible with the washing
machine’s plug. If this is not the case,
replace the socket or the plug.
Your appliance is now supplied with a 13 amp
fused plug it can be plugged into a 13 amp
socket for immediate use. Before using the
appliance please read the instructions below.
Replacing the fuse:
When replacing a faulty fuse, a 13 amp ASTA
approved fuse to BS 1362 should always be
used, and the fuse cover re-fitted. If the fuse
cover is lost, the plug must not be used until a
replacement is obtained.
Replacement fuse covers:
If a replacement fuse cover is fitted, it must
be of the correct colour as indicated by
the coloured marking or the colour that is
embossed in words on the base of the plug.
Replacements can be obtained directly from
your nearest Service Depot.
Removing the plug:
If your appliance has a non-rewireable
moulded plug and you should wish to re-route
the mains cable through partitions, units etc.,
please ensure that either:
the plug is replaced by a fused 13 ampere
rewireable plug bearing the BSI mark of
the mains cable is wired directly into a 13
amp cable outlet, controlled by a switch, (in
compliance with BS 5733) which is accessible
without moving the appliance.
Disposing of the plug:
Ensure that before disposing of the plug itself,
you make the pins unusable so that it cannot
be accidentally inserted into a socket.
Instructions for connecting cable to an alternative
Important: the wires in the mains lead are
coloured in accordance with the following
Green & Yellow Earth
Blue Neutral
Brown Live
65 - 100 cm
Where it connects to
the waste water pipe
cut end off spigot or
remove the blanking cap
As the colours of the wires in the lead may
not correspond with the coloured markings
identifying the terminals in your plug, proceed
as follows:
Connect Green & Yellow wire to terminal
marked E or or coloured Green or Green &
Connect Brown wire to terminal marked L or
coloured Red.
Connect Blue wire to terminal marked N or
coloured Black.
If a 13 amp plug (BS 1363) is used it must be
fitted with a
13 amp fuse, either in the plug or adaptor or
at the distribution board.
If you are in any doubt regarding the electrical
supply to your machine, consult a qualified
electrician before use.
How to connect an alternative plug:
The wires in this mains lead are coloured in
accordance with the following code:
Disposing of the appliance:
When disposing of the appliance please
remove the plug by cutting the mains cable
as close as possible to the plug body and
dispose of it as described on the previous
! The washing machine should not be installed
in an outdoor environment, not even where
the area is sheltered, because it may be very
dangerous to leave it exposed to damp, rain
and thunderstorms.
! When the washing machine is installed, the
mains socket must be within easy reach.
! Do not use extensions or multiple sockets.
! The power supply cable must never be bent
or dangerously compressed.
! The power supply cable must only be
replaced by an authorised serviceman.
Warning! The company denies all liability if and
when these norms are not respected.
The first wash cycle
Once the appliance has been installed, and
before you use it for the first time, run a wash
cycle with detergent and no laundry, using the
programme “Auto Clean” (see “Cleaning the
washing machine”).
13 ampere fuse
Technical data
Model WMXTF 842
width 59.5 cm
height 85 cm
depth 60.5 cm
Capacity from 1 to 8 kg
please refer to the technical
data plate fixed to the machine
Water con-
maximum pressure
1 MPa (10 bar)
minimum pressure
0.05 MPa (0.5 bar)
drum capacity 62 litres
Spin speed
up to 1400 rotations per minute
Test wash
cycles in
ce with
Programme 3;
Cotton Standard 60°.
Programme 4;
Cotton Standard 40
This appliance conforms to
the following EC Directives:
- 2004/108/EC (Electroma-
gnetic Compatibility)
- 2006/95/EC (Low Voltage)
- 2012/19/EU
Care and maintenance
Cutting off the water and
electricity supplies
Turn off the water tap after every wash cycle.
This will limit wear on the hydraulic system
inside the washing machine and help to
prevent leaks.
Unplug the washing machine when cleaning
it and during all maintenance work.
Cleaning the washing machine
• The outer parts and rubber components
of the appliance can be cleaned using a soft
cloth soaked in lukewarm soapy water. Do not
use solvents or abrasives.
• The washing machine has a “Auto Clean”
programme for its internal parts that must be
run with no load in the drum.
To help the wash cycle
you may want to use
either the detergent
(i.e. a quantity 10%
the quantity specified
for lightly-soiled
garments) or special
additives to clean the
washing machine. We
recommend running a
cleaning programme every 40 wash cycles.
To start the programme press button A for 5
seconds (see figure).
The programme will start automatically and will
run for about 70 minutes. To stop the cycle
press the START/PAUSE button.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser
Remove the dispenser
by raising it and
pulling it out (see
Wash it under running
water; this operation
should be repeated
Caring for the door and drum of
your appliance
Always leave the porthole door ajar in order
to prevent unpleasant odours from forming.
Cleaning the pump
The washing machine is fitted with a self-
cleaning pump which does not require any
maintenance. Sometimes, small items (such as
coins or buttons) may fall into the pre-chamber
which protects the pump, situated in its bottom
! Make sure the wash cycle has finished and
unplug the appliance.
To access the pre-chamber:
1. using a
screwdriver, remove
the cover panel on
the lower front part of
the washing machine
(see figure);
2. unscrew the lid
by rotating it anti-
clockwise (see figure):
a little water may
trickle out. This is
perfectly normal;
3. clean the inside thoroughly;
4. screw the lid back on;
5. reposition the panel, making sure the hooks
are securely in place before you push it onto
the appliance.
Checking the water inlet hose
Check the inlet hose at least once a year. If
there are any cracks, it should be replaced
immediately: during the wash cycles, water
pressure is very strong and a cracked hose
could easily split open.
! Never use second-hand hoses.
Precautions and tips
! This washing machine was designed and constructed
in accordance with international safety regulations. The
following information is provided for safety reasons and
must therefore be read carefully.
General safety
This appliance was designed for domestic use only.
This appliance can be used by children
aged from 8 years and above and
persons with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities or lack of experience
and knowledge if they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of
the appliance in a safe way and understand
the hazards involved. Children shall not
play with the appliance. Cleaning and user
maintenance shall not be made by children
without supervision.
Do not touch the machine when barefoot or with wet or
damp hands or feet.
Do not pull on the power supply cable when unplugging
the appliance from the electricity socket. Hold the plug
and pull.
Do not open the detergent dispenser drawer while the
machine is in operation.
Do not touch the drained water as it may reach
extremely high temperatures.
Never force the porthole door. This could damage the safety
lock mechanism designed to prevent accidental opening.
If the appliance breaks down, do not under any
circumstances access the internal mechanisms in an
attempt to repair it yourself.
Always keep children well away from the appliance while
it is operating.
The door can become quite hot during the wash cycle.
If the appliance has to be moved, work in a group of two
or three people and handle it with the utmost care. Never
try to do this alone, because the appliance is very heavy.
Before loading laundry into the washing machine, make
sure the drum is empty.
Disposing of the packaging materials: observe local
regulations so that the packaging may be re-used.
The European Directive 2012/19/EU on Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment, requires that old household
electrical appliances must not be disposed of in the
normal unsorted municipal waste stream. Old appliances
must be collected separately in order to optimise the
recovery and recycling of the materials they contain and
reduce the impact on human health and the environment.
The crossed out “wheeled bin” symbol on the product
reminds you of your obligation, that when you dispose of
the appliance it must be separately collected. Consumers
should contact their local authority or retailer for information
concerning the correct disposal of their old appliance.
Opening the porthole door manually
In the event that it is not possible to open the porthole
door due to a powercut, and if you wish to remove the
laundry, proceed as follows:
1. remove the plug from the
electrical socket.
2. make sure the water level
inside the machine is lower
than the door opening; if
it is not, remove excess
water using the drain hose,
collecting it in a bucket as
indicated in the figure.
3. using a screwdriver,
remove the cover panel on
the lower front part of the
washing machine (see figure).
4. pull outwards using the tab as indicated in the figure,
until the plastic tie-rod is freed from its stop position; pull
downwards and open the door at the same time.
5. reposition the panel, making sure the hooks are securely
in place before you push it onto the appliance.
Description of the washing
Control panel
Detergent dispenser drawer
button and indicator
button and
indicator light
Detergent dispenser drawer: used to dispense
detergents and washing additives ( see “Detergents and
ON/OFF button: press this briefly to switch the
machine on or off. The START/PAUSE indicator light which
flashes slowly in a green colour shows that the machine is
switched on. To switch off the washing machine during the
wash cycle, press and hold the button for approximately 3
seconds; if the button is pressed briefly or accidentally the
machine will not switch off.
If the machine is switched off during a wash cycle, this
wash cycle will be cancelled.
desired wash cycle (see “Table of programmes and wash
OPTION button and indicator light: press to select the
available options. The indicator light corresponding to the
selected option will remain lit.
button : to select the desired
wash intensity.
TEMPERATURE button: press to reduce or
completely exclude the temperature; the value appears on
the display.
SPIN button: press to reduce or completely exclude
the spin cycle; the value appears on the display.
DELAY TIMER button: press to set a delayed start for
the selected wash cycle; the delay period appears on the
START/PAUSE button and indicator light: when the green
indicator light flashes slowly, press the button to start a
wash cycle. Once the cycle has begun the indicator light
will remain lit in a fixed manner. To pause the wash cycle,
press the button again; the indicator light will flash in an
amber colour. If the symbol is not illuminated, the door
may be opened. To start the wash cycle from the point at
which it was interrupted, press the button again.
CHILD LOCK button : to activate the control panel
lock, press and hold the button for approximately 2
seconds. When the symbol is illuminated, the control
panel is locked (apart from the ON/OFF button). This
means it is possible to prevent wash cycles from being
modified accidentally, especially where there are children in
the home. To deactivate the control panel lock, press and
hold the button for approximately 2 seconds.
Standby mode
This washing machine, in compliance with new energy
saving regulations, is fitted with an automatic standby
system which is enabled after about 30 minutes if no
activity is detected. Press the ON-OFF button briefly and
wait for the machine to start up again.
The display is useful when programming the machine and provides a great deal of information.
The duration of the available wash cycles and the remaining time of a running cycle appear; if the DELAY TIMER option has
been set, the countdown to the start of the selected wash cycle will appear.
Pressing the corresponding button allows you to view the maximum spin speed and temperature values attained by the
machine during the set wash cycle, or the values selected most recently, if these are compatible with the set wash cycle.
DOOR LOCKED indicator light:
The lit symbol indicates that the door is locked. To prevent any damage, wait until the symbol turns off before opening the door.
To open the door while a cycle is in progress, press the START/PAUSE button; if the DOOR LOCKED symbol is switched
off the door may be opened.
Running a wash cycle
1. SWITCH THE MACHINE ON. Press the button;
the START/PAUSE indicator light will flash slowly in a
green colour.
2. LOAD THE LAUNDRY. Open the porthole door.
Load the laundry, making sure you do not exceed
the maximum load value indicated in the table of
programmes and wash cycles on the following page.
detergent dispenser drawer and pour the detergent into
the relevant compartments as described in “Detergents
and laundry”.
SELECTOR knob to select the desired wash cycle. A
temperature and spin speed is set for each wash cycle;
these values may be adjusted. The duration of the cycle
will appear on the display.
6. CUSTOMISE THE WASH CYCLE. Use the relevant
Modify the temperature and/or spin
speed. The machine automatically displays the
maximum temperature and spin speed values set for
the selected cycle, or the most recently-used settings
if they are compatible with the selected cycle. The
temperature can be decreased by pressing the
button, until the cold wash “OFF” setting is reached.
The spin speed may be progressively reduced by
pressing the button, until it is completely excluded
(the “OFF” setting). If these buttons are pressed again,
the maximum values are restored.
! Exception: if the 3 programme is selected, the
temperature can be increased up to a value of 90°C.
Setting a delayed start.
To set a delayed start for the selected cycle, press the
corresponding button repeatedly until the required delay
period has been reached. When this option has been
activated, the symbol lights up on the display. To
remove the delayed start setting, press the button until
the text “OFF” appears on the display.
Set the desired wash intensity.
Option makes it possible to optimise washing based
on the level of soil in the fabrics and on desired wash
cycle intensity.
Select the wash programme: the cycle will be
automatically set to “Normal” as optimised for garments
with an average level of soil (this setting is not applicable
to the “Wool” cycle, which is automatically set to
For heavily-soiled garments press button until
the “Intensive” level is reached. This level ensures
a high-performance wash due to a larger quantity of
water used in the initial phase of the cycle and due to
increased drum rotation. It is useful when removing the
most stubborn stains.
For lightly-soiled garments or a more delicate treatment
of the fabrics, press button until the “Delicate
level is reached. The cycle will reduce drum rotation
to ensure washing results that are perfect for delicate
Modify the cycle settings.
Press the button to enable the option; the indicator
light corresponding to the button will switch on.
Press the button again to disable the option; the
indicator light will switch off.
! If the selected option is not compatible with the set
wash cycle, the indicator light will flash and the option
will not be activated.
! The options may affect the recommended load value
and/or the duration of the cycle.
PAUSE button. The corresponding indicator light will
turn green, remaining lit in a fixed manner, and the door
will be locked (the DOOR LOCKED symbol will
be lit). To change a wash cycle while it is in progress,
pause the washing machine using the START/PAUSE
button (the START/PAUSE indicator light will flash
slowly in an amber colour); then select the desired cycle
and press the START/PAUSE button again.
To open the door while a cycle is in progress, press
the START/PAUSE button; if the DOOR LOCKED
symbol is switched off the door may be opened. Press
the START/PAUSE button again to restart the wash
cycle from the point at which it was interrupted.
8. THE END OF THE WASH CYCLE. This will be
indicated by the text “END” on the display; when the
DOOR LOCKED symbol switches off the door may
be opened. Open the door, unload the laundry and
switch off the machine.
! If you wish to cancel a cycle which has already begun,
press and hold the button. The cycle will be stopped
and the machine will switch off.
Load balancing system
Before every spin cycle, to avoid excessive vibrations
before every spin and to distribute the load in a uniform
manner, the drum rotates continuously at a speed which
is slightly greater than the washing rotation speed. If,
after several attempts, the load is not balanced correctly,
the machine spins at a reduced spin speed. If the load is
excessively unbalanced, the washing machine performs
the distribution process instead of spinning. To encourage
improved load distribution and balance, we recommend
small and large garments are mixed in the load.
Wash cycles and options
Wash options
Time Saver
If you select this option, the wash cycle duration will be
reduced by up to 50%, depending on the selected cycle,
thereby guaranteeing simultaneous water and energy saving.
Use this cycle for lightly soiled garments.
! It cannot be used in conjunction with wash cycles 1, 2, 7,
8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, , .
Table of programmes and wash cycles
The length of cycle shown on the display is an estimation only and is calculated assuming standard working conditions. The actual duration can vary according to factors
such as water temperature and pressure, the amount of detergent used, the amount and type of load inserted, load balancing and any wash options selected.
1) Test wash cycle in compliance with directive 1061/2010: set wash cycle 3 with a temperature of 60°C.
This cycle is designed for cotton loads with a normal soil level and is the most efficient in terms of both electricity and water consumption; it should be used for garments
which can be washed at 60°C. The actual washing temperature may differ from the indicated value.
2) Test wash cycle in compliance with directive 1061/2010: set wash cycle 4 with a temperature of 40°C.
This cycle is designed for cotton loads with a normal soil level and is the most efficient in terms of both electricity and water consumption; it should be used for garments
which can be washed at 40°C. The actual washing temperature may differ from the indicated value.
For all Test Institutes:
2) Long wash cycle for cottons: set wash cycle 4 with a temperature of 40°C.
3) Long wash cycle for synthetics: set wash cycle 6 with a temperature of 40°C.
Wash cycles
Description of the wash cycle
Max. load
Energy con-
sumption kWh
Total water lt
Cycle dura-
1Anti Stain 40° 1400 - - 5 - - - 180’
2Whites 60° 1400 - - 5 - - - 180’
3 Cotton Standard 60°C (1): heavily soiled whites and resistant colours. 60°
(Max. 90°) 1400 - - 8 53 1.20 55 215’
4 Cotton Standard 40°C (2): lightly soiled resistant and delicate colours. 40° 1400 - - 8 53 0.87 81 185’
5Cotton Standard 20°C: lightly soiled resistant and delicate colours. 20° 1400 - - 8 - - - 175’
6Synthetics: heavily soiled resistant colours. 60° 800 - - 4.5 46 1.03 60 115’
6Synthetics (3): lightly soiled resistant colours. 40° 800 - - 4.5 46 0.56 60 100’
7Refresh 9’: to refresh garments using fabric softener only; it is advisable
not to add any detergent into the machine. - 800 - -1.5 - - - 9’
8Mix Wash 15’: to refresh ligtly soiled garments quickly (not
suitable for wool, silk and clothes which require washing by hand). 30° 800 - - 1.5 71 0.11 33 15’
9Fastwash 30’: to refresh ligtly soiled garments quickly (not
suitable for wool, silk and clothes which require washing by hand). 30° 800 - - 3.5 71 0.20 38 30’
10 Fastwash 60’: to refresh normal soiled garments quickly (not
suitable for wool, silk and clothes which require washing by hand). 60° 1400 - - 3.5 53 0.84 44 60’
11 Anti Allergy 60° 1400 - - 5 - - - 195’
12 Shirts 40° 600 - - 2 - - - 80’
13 Wool: for wool, cashmere, etc. 40° 800 - - 2 - - - 85’
14 Delicates 30° 0 - - 1 - - - 80’
Partials cycles
Rinse - 1400 - -8 - - - 36’
Spin+Pump out - 1400 - - 8 - - - 16’
Detergents and laundry
Detergent dispenser drawer
Successful washing results also depend on the correct
dose of detergent: adding too much detergent will not
necessarily result in a more efficient wash, and may in
fact cause build up on the inside of your appliance and
contribute to environmental pollution.
! Use powder detergent for white cotton garments, for pre-
washing, and for washing at temperatures over 60°C.
! Follow the instructions given on the detergent packaging.
! Do not use hand washing detergents; they create too
much foam.
Open the detergent
dispenser drawer and pour
in the detergent or washing
additive, as follows.
! Do not pour detergent into
the middle compartment (*).
Detergent should only be
poured into the compartment
compartment 1: Detergent for the wash cycle
(powder or liquid)
If liquid detergent is used, it is recommended that the
removable plastic partition A (supplied) be used for proper
If powder detergent is used, place the partition into slot B.
compartment 2: Additives (fabric softeners, etc.)
The fabric softener should not overflow the grid.
Preparing the laundry
Divide the laundry according to:
- the type of fabric/the symbol on the label
- the colours: separate coloured garments from whites.
Empty all garment pockets and check the buttons.
Do not exceed the listed values, which refer to
the weight of the laundry when dry: see “Table of
programmes and wash cycles”.
How much does your laundry weigh?
1 sheet 400-500 g
1 pillow case 150-200 g
1 tablecloth 400-500 g
1 bathrobe 900-1,200 g
1 towel 150-250 g
Special wash cycles
Anti Stain: the programme 1 is suitable to heavily-soiled
garments with resistant colours. It ensures a washing
class that is higher than the standard class (A class). When
running the programme, do not mix garments of different
colours. We recommend the use of powder detergent.
Pre-treatment with special additives is recommended if
there are obstinate stains.
Whites: use this cycle 2 to wash white clothes. The
programme is designed to maintain the brightness of white
clothes over time. Use powder detergent for best results.
Cotton Standard 20°C: (programme 5) ideal for lightly
soiled cotton loads. The effective performance levels
achieved at cold temperatures, which are comparable to
washing at 40°, are guaranteed by a mechanical action
which operates at varying speed, with repeated and
frequent peaks.
Anti Allergy: use programme 11 to remove major
allergens such as pollen, mites, cat’s and dog’s hair.
Shirts: use the programme 12 to wash shirts in different
fabrics and colours to guarantee they receive the best
possible care.
Wool: the “Wool” wash cycle on this Hotpoint machine has
been tested and approved by The Woolmark Company
for washing wool garments labelled as hand washable
provided that the garments are washed according to the
instructions on the garment label and those issued by the
manufacturer of this washing machine. Hotpoint is the first
washing machine brand to be approved by The Woolmark
Company for Apparel Care- Platinum for its washing
performance and consumption of energy and water.
Delicates: use programme 14 to wash very delicate
garments with decorative features, such as diamantes and
To wash silk garments and curtains select the cycle
14 and set the “Delicate” level from option . We
recommend turning the garments inside out before
washing and placing small items into the special bag
for washing delicates. Use liquid detergent on delicate
garments for best results.
Your washing machine could occasionally fail to work. Before contacting the Technical Assistance Service (see “ Service”),
make sure that the problem cannot be solved easily using the following list.
The machine does not switch on.
The wash cycle does not start.
The machine does not fill with
water or ‘H20’ flashes in the
The machine continuously fills with
water and continually drains away
or Water left in the drum
or Stuck on wash.
The machine does not drain or spin
- (error lights flashing).
The machine does spin.
The programme takes too long.
The Display sticks at one ‘time to
end’ for more than 1 Minute or the
Display changes the estimated ‘Time
to End’ during the programme.
The machine vibrates a lot during
the spin cycle.
Possible causes / Solutions:
The appliance is not plugged into the socket fully, or not enough to make contact.
There is no power to the socket, or the fuse has blown in the mains plug.
The door is not closed properly.
The ON/OFF button has not been pressed.
The START/PAUSE button has not been pressed.
The water tap has not been turned on to allow water to flow into the machine.
A delayed start has been set.
The water inlet hose is kinked.
The water inlet hose is not connected to the water supply.
The water pressure is too low.
The water tap has not been turned on to allow water to flow into the machine.
There is no water supply to the house.
The inlet valve filter is blocked.
The START/PAUSE button has not been pressed.
The top of the drain hose is too low - It must be fitted at a height between 65
and 100 cm from the floor (see “Installation”).
The drain hose is connected incorrectly to the sink trap allowing water to run
into the machine, the drain hose must be positioned higher than the bottom of
the sink to prevent water flowing down the drain hose.
The end of the drain hose has been pushed too far down the standpipe, the
‘U’ bracket should be fitted 100 mm from the end of the drain hose.
The Pump filter is blocked.
The drain hose is kinked (seeInstallation”).
New Installation - The blanking cap or spigot has not been removed if
connected under a sink.
The drain hose or sink trap is blocked.
The Spin Speed is set to “OFF”.
Programme times will vary due to water pressure, the incoming water
temperature and if the wash load goes out of balance. This will increase the
programme times accordingly (see ‘ The machine wont spin properly’ below).
The display time is for guidance only - it is not a precise time to finish and
may vary.
The feet have not been adjusted, enabling the machine to rock.
New Installation - Either the Transit Bolts including the plastic spacers, or the
Polystyrene Packaging have not been removed when installing the machine.
The machine is trapped between cabinets and/or walls.
The load is in a slight out of balance condition and machine is spinning, but at
a lower speed.
The machine is noisy.
The machine wont spin properly.
The machine leaks from the
The machine leaks (other than
The option lights and the START/
PAUSE indicator light are flash
rapidly and an error code appears
on the display (eg F-01, F-..).
The machine smells.
The machine door cannot be
Door Seal damaged at the bottom.
The water level is too low when
the machine is washing.
There is too much foam.
After completing the programme,
or before starting a programme,
the machine has turned itself off
(no lights).
There will always be some motor, pump and drum noise during spin.
Out of Balance detected when attempting to go into a spin cycle - If this
happens the machine will continue to try to repeat the distribution of the load
required before the machine will go into higher spin speeds - This will increase
the programme time accordingly. This is a safety feature to prevent damage.
Out of Balance can be caused by washing a single heavy item (eg duvet, quilt,
etc). - Try the programme again using a different load.
The dispenser drawer is blocked with detergent and requires cleaning.
The water pressure is too high and requires turning down - turn down the tap
on the water supply pipe slightly and try again.
The machine is tilting forwards - It must be level when in its final position.
The fill hose is loose, check both the cabinet and tap ends.
The fill hose is tight but still leaks, if so replace the rubber washers, or the fill
hose is missing the rubber washer.
The drain hose is not fixed in properly.
Switch off the machine and unplug it, wait for approximately 1 minute and then
switch back on again. If the problem persists contact Technical Assistance
The machine requires a service wash. Run a “Auto Clean” wash cycle with
detergent and no laundry.
The door will not open until the door lock indicator light goes out shortly after
the program has finished.
If there is no power to the machine you need to perform the manual unlocking
The door seal has drainage holes at the bottom - This is normal.
The water level is correct if it can be seen at the bottom of the door.
The detergent is not suitable for machine washing (it should display the text
‘for washing machines’ or ‘hand and machine wash’ or the like).
Too much detergent was used - less detergent is required in soft water.
To comply with new energy saving regulations the machine is fitted with an
automatic standby system. Press ‘ON/OFF’ button for 3 seconds to activate
the machine, it can then either be switched off or a new programme selected.
Your washing machine contains sensors that monitor progress during the wash
cycle (eg: Water Levels, Temperatures, Out of Balance loads, Wash time/progress).
Normally, if your machine successfully completes the cycle, there is unlikely to
be anything wrong!
Remember, you will be charged for a service call for problems caused by incorrect installation, as listed above.
Not emptying contents from pockets may cause pump or drain blockages, or may damage the machine.
Do not wash items which do not have a wash label, or wash items that are not intended as machine
12 Months Parts and Labour Guarantee
Your appliance has the benefit of our manufacturer’s guarantee, which covers the cost of breakdown repairs
for twelve months from the date of purchase.
This gives you the reassurance that if, within that time, your appliance is proven to be defective because of
either workmanship or materials, we will, at our discretion, either repair or replace the appliance at no cost
to you.
This guarantee is subject to the following conditions:
- The appliance has been installed and operated correctly and in accordance with our
operating and maintenance instructions.
- The appliance is used only on the electricity or gas supply printed on the rating plate.
- The appliance has been used for normal domestic purposes only.
- The appliance has not been altered, serviced, maintained, dismantled, or otherwise
interfered with by any person not authorised by us.
- Any repair work must be undertaken by us or our appointed agent.
- Any parts removed during repair work or any appliance that is replaced become our property.
- The appliance is used in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland.
The guarantee does not cover:
- Damage resulting from transportation, improper use, neglect or interference or as a result
of improper installation.
- Replacement of any consumable item or accessory . These include but are not limited to: plugs,
cables, batteries, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes and starters, covers and filters.
- Replacement of any removable parts made of glass or plastic.
5 Year Parts Guarantee
Hotpoint also offers you a free 5 year parts guarantee. This additional guarantee is conditional on you
registering your appliance with us and the parts being fitted by one of our authorised engineers. There will
be a charge for our engineer’s time. To activate the extra parts warranty on your appliance, simply call our
registration line on 08448 24 24 24 (ROI 01 230 0800).
Extended Guarantees
We offer a selection of repair protection plans that enable you to fully cover yourself against the expense of repair
bills for the life of your policy. To find the ideal plan for you please call our advice line on
08448 226 226 (Republic of Ireland 01 230 0233).
Free Helpdesk Service
We have a dedicated team who can provide free advice and assistance with your appliance if you
experience any technical difficulties within the first 90 days of ownership. Simply call our Hotpoint Service
Hotline on 08448 224 224 (Republic of Ireland 0818 313 413) for telephone assistance, or, where
necessary, to arrange for an engineer to call. If we cannot resolve the technical problem we will replace your
machine or, if you prefer, give you your money back.
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After Sales Service
No one is better placed to care for your Hotpoint appliance during the course of its working
life than us - the manufacturer.
Essential Contact Information
Hotpoint Service
We are the largest service team in Europe offering you access to 400 skilled telephone advisors and 1000
fully qualified engineers on call to ensure you receive fast, reliable, local service.
UK: 08448 224 224
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
Please note: Our advisors will require the following information:
Model number:
Serial number:
Parts and Accessories
We supply a full range of genuine replacement parts as well as accessory products that protect and
hygienically clean your appliance to keep it looking good and functioning efficiently throughout its life.
UK: 08448 225 225
Republic of Ireland: 0818 313 413
Appliance Registration
We want to give you additional benefits of Hotpoint ownership. To activate your free 5 year parts guarantee
you must register your appliance with us.
UK: 08448 24 24 24
Republic of Ireland: 01 230 0800
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Recycling & Disposal Information
As part of Hotpoint’s continued commitment to helping the environment, Hotpoint reserves the right to use
quality, recycled components to keep down customer costs and minimise material wastage.
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances carefully. To minimise the risk of injury to children, remove the
door, plug and cut the mains cable off flush with the appliance. Dispose of these parts separately to ensure
that the appliance can no longer be plugged into a mains socket, and the door cannot be locked shut.

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