Precautions and advice
Unplug your appliance when cleaning it and during
all maintenance operations.
This machine should only be used by adults and in
accordance with the instructions.
Do not overload or underload the machine.
addition to reducing the quality of the wash,
this may also damage your laundry and the machine.
Do not pull on the power supply cable to unplug
the appliance from the electricity socket. Pull the
Do not open the machine door while the
appliance is in operation.
Do not open the detergent dispenser while the
appliance is in operation.
Never force the machine door: this could damage
the safety lock mechanism designed to prevent
any accidental opening.
Turn off the water tap after every wash. This will
limit the wear of your appliances water system
and also prevent leaks.
In the event of a malfunction, do not under any
circumstances touch internal parts in order to
Always keep children well away from the appliance
while in operation. Do not let children play with the
machine or tamper with the controls.
The appliance door tends to get quite hot during
Should it have to be moved, proceed with the
help 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 your laundry into the machine,
make sure the drum is empty.
Check the water fill hose at least once a year. If
you see any cracks, replace it immediately:
during the wash cycles, high water pressure could
cause a cracked hose to split open.
! Never use hoses that have already been used.
In the unlikely event of something not working -
see the Troubleshooting section.
Saving energy and respecting the
If you only see a little water through your appliance
door, this is because thanks to the latest Hotpoint
technology, your machine only needs less than half the
amount of water to get the best results: an
objective reached to respect the environment.
Saving on detergent, water, energy and time
To avoid wasting resources, the machine should
be used with a full load. A full load instead of two
half loads allows you to save up to 50% on energy.
The pre-wash cycle is only necessary on extremely
soiled garments. Avoiding it will save on detergent,
time, water and between 5 and 15% energy.
Treating stains with a stain remover or leaving
them to soak before washing will cut down the
need to wash them at high temperatures.
A pro gramme at 60˚C instead of 90˚C or one at
40˚C instead of 60˚C will save up to 50% on
Use the correct quantity of detergent, depending
on the water hardness, how soiled the garments
are and the amount of laundry you have, to avoid
wastage and to protect the environment: despite
being biodegradable, detergents do contain
ingredients that alter the natural balance of the
environment. In addition, avoid using fabric
softener as much as possible.
If you use your machine between late in the
afternoon and the early hours of the morning, you
will help reduce the electricity board’s peak load.
Recycling and Disposal information
As part of Hotpoint’s continued commitment to
helping the environment, Hotpoint reserve the right
to use quality recycled components to keep down
customer costs and minimise material wastage.
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances
To minimise risk of injury to children, remove the
door and plug - then cut off mains cable,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.
Disposal of old electrical appliances
The European Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical
and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), 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.