Hotpoint Dishwasher FDFF User Manual

Instruction booklet  
Installation, 2-5  
Positioning and levelling  
Technical data  
English, 1  
Electrical connection  
Connecting the water supply  
Ecodesign Regulation  
Description of the appliance, 6  
Overall view  
Control panel  
Loading the racks, 7  
Lower rack  
Cutlery basket  
Upper rack  
Start-up and use, 8-9  
Starting the dishwasher  
Loading the detergent  
Washing options  
Wash cycles, 10  
Wash cycle table  
Rinse aid and refined salt, 11  
Loading the rinse aid  
Loading the refined salt  
Care and maintenance, 12  
Shutting off the water and electricity supplies  
Cleaning the dishwasher  
Preventing unpleasant odours  
Cleaning the sprayer arms  
Cleaning the water inlet filter  
Cleaning the filters  
Leaving the machine unused for extended periods  
Precautions and advice, 13  
General safety  
Saving energy and respecting the environment  
Troubleshooting, 14  
After Sales Service, 15  
After Sales Service  
Essential Contact Information  
Parts and Accessories  
Appliance Registration  
Hotpoint Guarantee, 16  
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Changing the Plug  
The dishwasher meets the requirements set out by  
the regulations in force concerning safety and electrical  
Cut off and dispose of the supplied plug if it does not fit  
your socket.  
Any technical checks should be conducted  
exclusively by a trained and authorised technician: Repairs  
carried out by unaithorised persons will invalidate the  
guarantee, as well as posing a potential hazard to the user.  
To avoid a shock hazard DO NOT insert the  
discarded plug into a socket anywhere else.  
The manufacturer declines all responsibility for  
damage to persons or property resulting from failure to  
observe the above precautions, from tampering with even  
a single component or from the use of non-original spare  
Wires in the mains lead are coloured accordance with  
the following code:  
Green/Yellow -  
Electrical Connection  
Before inserting the plug into the electrical socket, make  
sure that:  
If you change the plug, the colour of the wires in the mains  
lead may not correspond with the terminal markings in the  
plug, which if not coloured, could be:  
the socket is earthed and complies with current  
LIVE ‘L’  
‘E’ or  
the socket can withstand the maximum load of the  
appliance, which is indicated on the data plate located  
on the inside of the door (see Description of the  
Changing the Mains Lead  
A lead can be ordered from Hotpoint Service  
UK: 08709 066 066 or  
Republic of Ireland: 1850 302 220  
- If you have damaged the existing lead or require a longer  
one a charge will be made. It is strongly advised that this  
work is carried out by a qualified electrician.  
- If the domestic wiring includes a residual current-operated  
circuit breaker, ensure that it conforms to the latest  
the power supply voltage falls within the values  
indicated on the data plate on the inside of the door;  
the socket is compatible with the plug of the appliance.  
If this is not the case, ask an authorised technician to  
replace the plug (see After Sales Service); do not use  
extension cables or multiple sockets.  
Once the appliance has been installed, the power  
supply cable and the electrical socket should be easily  
The dishwasher must not be connected to the electricity  
supply while installation is being carried out.  
The cable should not be bent or compressed.  
- This appliance should only be connected to a 230/240V  
AC source, via a properly installed earthed socket.  
- Use the dishwasher solely in a domestic environment.  
- DO NOT stand or place heavy objects on the door when  
it is open, this could damage the door or cause the  
appliance to tip forward.  
If the power supply cable is damaged, it must be  
replaced by the manufacturer or its Technical Assistance  
Service in order to prevent all potential hazards. (See After  
Sales Service)  
The Company shall not be held responsible for any  
incidents that occur if these regulations are not observed.  
This appliance must be earthed.  
Fuses:your appliance comes fitted with a plug and a 13A  
fuse. If you need to replace the fuse, only those rated at  
13A and ASTA approved to BS1362 should be used. If you  
lose the fuse cover, a replacement may be obtained from  
your local authorised Service Centre or Electrical company.  
Correct replacement is identified by colour coding or the  
marking on base of plug.  
DO NOT use the plug unless the fuse cover is fitted.  
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Connecting the water supplies  
Sink Waste System  
Connect the outlet hose (without bending it) to a drain duct  
with a minimum diameter of 32 mm.  
Connection to the water and electricity supplies should  
only be performed by a qualified technician.  
The dishwasher should not stand on top of the water  
hoses or the electricity supply cable.  
Connecting the water inlet hose  
The water inlet and outlet hoses and the electricity supply  
cable may be positioned towards the right or the left in  
order to achieve the best possible installation.  
To a suitable cold water connection point: before  
attaching the hose, run the water until it is perfectly  
clear so that any impurities that may be present in the  
water do not clog the appliance; after performing this  
operation, screw the inlet hose tightly onto a tap with a  
¾ gas threaded connection.  
The outlet hose must be at a height ranging from 40 to 80  
cm (from 15’’ to 31’’) from the floor / surface where the  
dishwasher rests (A).  
before connecting the drain hose, remove any internal  
restrictions; this will prevent a build up of debris which  
could cause a blockage  
To a suitable hot water connection point: your  
dishwasher may be provided with hot water from the  
mains supply (if you have a central heating system  
with radiators) provided that it does not exceed a  
temperature of 60°C.  
remove any restrictions from the waste spigot and ensure  
that the sealing bung is removed (B).  
It MUST NOT be connected to a surface water drain.  
Screw the hose to the tap as described for connection  
to a cold water supply.  
• Untie the end of the GREY drainage hose from the rear of  
the appliance.  
If the inlet hose is not long enough, contact a specialist  
store or an authorised technician (see Assistance).  
The water pressure must be within the values indicated  
in the Technical data table (see Installation).  
If fitting an under sink  
waste disposal unit, cut out  
the membrane, bung or  
blanking plug.  
The hose should not be bent or compressed.  
The appliance must be connected to the water supply  
network using new hoses.  
Do not use old hoses.  
Ensure that the new hose supplied is connected and the  
old hose is disposed of safely.  
Ensure the drain hose is securely attached, to  
prevent it coming away while the machine is in use and  
causing a flood.  
DO NOT overtighten the hose connector, hand tight is  
Fit hose to waste securely using a “Jubilee” type  
Ensure the fill hose is not kinked.  
Tap connections*: A range of adaptors are available  
to suit your tap.  
DO NOT connect the dishwasher to a single outlet  
instantaneous water heater or an electric heater.  
* Only available in selected models.  
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Anti-flooding protection*  
To ensure floods do not occur, the dishwasher:  
- is provided with a special system which blocks the water  
supply in the event of anomalies or leaks from inside the  
Some models are also equipped with the supplementary  
safety device New Acqua Stop*, which guarantees anti-  
flooding protection even in the event of a supply hose  
Under no circumstance should the water inlet hose be cut  
as it contains live electrical parts.  
The Company shall not be held responsible for any  
incidents that occur if these regulations are not observed.  
ECO wash cycle is the standard cycle to which the energy label data refers; this cycle can be used to wash crockery with  
a normal soil level and is the most efficient in terms of energy and water consumption for this type of crockery. To reduce  
consumption even further, only run the dishwasher when it is full.  
Standby consumption: Left-on mode consumption: 3 W – Off mode consumption: 1,3 W  
Consumption data table for the main cycles  
Standard conditions*  
User conditions**  
Energy consumption  
Water consumption  
Energy consumption  
Water consumption  
* Cycle data refers to the values recorded in a laboratory, in accordance with European standard EN 50242.  
** Data is obtained by recording values when the appliance is operational and loaded with user crockery.  
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Description of the appliance  
Overall view  
Upper rack  
Upper sprayer arm  
Tip-up compartments  
Rack height adjuster  
Lower rack  
Lower sprayer arm  
Cutlery basket  
Washing filter  
Salt dispenser  
Detergent and rinse aid dispensers  
Data plate  
Control panel***  
Control panel  
Half load button and  
indicator light  
End indicator light  
Time remaining  
light-up display  
Select wash  
cycle button  
Low salt  
indicator light  
indicator light  
Extra Dry  
option button and  
Wash cycle  
indicator lights  
indicator light  
indicator light  
indicator light  
Low rinse aid  
indicator light  
Delayed start button  
and indicator light  
Start/Pause button  
and indicator light  
Multi-functional tablets  
button and indicator light  
***Only in completely built-in models.  
* Only available in selected models.  
The number and type of wash cycles and options may vary depending on the dishwasher model.  
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Loading the racks  
Upper rack  
Load this rack with delicate and lightweight crockery: glasses,  
cups, saucers and shallow salad bowls.  
Before loading the racks, remove all food residue from  
crockery and empty liquids from glasses and cups.  
After loading the appliance, make sure that the sprayer arms  
can rotate freely.  
Lower rack and cutlery basket  
The lower rack can hold pans, lids, plates, salad bowls, cutlery, etc.  
Large plates and lids should ideally be placed at the sides of the rack.  
Adjustable position tip-up compartments  
The tip-up compartments  
can be positioned at  
different heights, to optimise  
the arrangement of  
crockery throughout the  
rack. Wine glasses can be  
placed safely in the tip-up  
compartments, by inserting  
the stem of each glass into  
Several dishwasher models are fitted with tip-up sections*, which  
can be used in a vertical position when arranging plates or in a  
horizontal position when arranging saucepans, salad bowls and  
frying pans.  
corresponding slots.  
Adjusting the height of the upper rack  
In order to make it easier to arrange the crockery, the upper rack  
may be moved to a higher or lower level.  
The height of the upper rack should ideally be adjusted  
NEVER raise or lower the rack on one side only.  
The type of cutlery basket may vary (modular or non-modular)  
according to the dishwasher model. The non-modular basket  
must only be positioned at the front of the lower rack.  
Open the left and right guide rail stops  
and pull out the rack; position it higher or  
lower as required, slide it along the guide  
rails until the front wheels are in place and  
close the stops (see figure).  
If the rack is fitted with Dual Space  
handles*(see figure), pull out the upper  
rack until it reaches its stop point, grip  
the handles at the sides of the rack and  
move it upwards or downwards, then  
slowly let it fall back into place.  
Both are fitted with  
grilles over the top,  
for improved cut-  
lery arrangement.  
Items that should not be washed in the dishwasher  
Wooden items, objects with wooden or horn handles or glued-  
on parts.  
Knives and other  
utensils with sharp edges must be placed in the cutlery basket  
with the points facing downwards, or they must be positioned  
horizontally in the tip-up compartments on the upper rack.  
Items made from aluminium, copper, brass, pewter or tin.  
Items made from plastic material which is not heat-resistant.  
Antique or hand-painted porcelain.  
Antique silver. Silver that is not antique may, however, be  
washed in the dishwasher using a delicate wash cycle,  
provided that it does not come into contact with other metals.  
We recommend the use of crockery which is dishwasher  
* Only available in selected models. The number and position  
may vary.  
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Start-up and use  
Starting the dishwasher  
Measuring out the detergent  
A good wash result also depends on the correct amount of  
detergent being used; exceeding the stated amount does  
not result in a more effective wash and increases  
environmental pollution.  
1. Turn the water tap on.  
2. Press the ON/OFF button: you will hear a short beep and the  
display will light up.  
3. Open the door and pour in a suitable amount of detergent  
(see below).  
4. Load the racks (see Loading the racks) and shut the door.  
5. Select the wash cycle in accordance with the type of crockery  
and its soil level (see Table of wash cycles) by pressing the P  
Only use detergent which has been specifically  
designed for dishwashers.  
DO NOT USE washing up liquid.  
Using excessive detergent may result in foam  
residue remaining in the machine after the cycle  
has ended.  
6. Select the wash options*(see adjacent information).  
7. Start the cycle by pressing the Start/Pause button: a long  
beep signals the start of the wash cycle and the time remaining  
until the end of the cycle is displayed.  
8. Two short beeps and one long one indicate the end of the  
wash cycle; the wash cycle indicator light flashes and the END  
indicator light switches on (fixed light). switch off the appliance  
by pressing the ON/OFF button, shut off the water valve and  
unplug the appliance from the electricity socket.  
9. Wait for a few minutes before removing the crockery, in order  
to avoid burns. Unload the racks, beginning with the lower level.  
The use of tablets is only recommended for  
models which offer the MULTI-FUNCTIONAL  
TABLETS option.  
To achieve the best results from each washing  
and drying cycle, powder detergent, rinse aid liquid  
and salt should be used.  
Compartment A: Washing detergent  
Compartment B: Pre-wash detergent  
- The machine will switch off automatically during  
certain periods of inactivity, in order to minimise  
electricity consumption.  
1. Open cover C by pressing button  
2. Pour in the detergent after consulting  
the Table of wash cycles:  
AUTO WASH CYCLES*: this model of dishwasher is  
equipped with a special sensor which can be used to assess  
the level of soiling and automatically select the most efficient and  
economic wash cycle accordingly.  
The duration of the auto wash cycles may vary due to the  
operation of the sensor.  
For powder detergent use  
compartments A and B.  
• For detergent in tablet form: when  
the cycle requires 1 tablet, place it in  
compartment A and close the cover;  
when it requires 2, place the second tablet at the bottom of the  
Modifying a wash cycle in progress  
3. Remove detergent residues from the edges of the compartment  
and close the cover until it clicks.  
If a mistake was made during the wash cycle selection process  
it is possible to change the cycle, provided that it has only just  
begun: once the wash cycle has started, switch off the machine  
by pressing and holding the ON/OFF/Reset button. Switch it  
back on using the same button and select the desired wash  
cycle and options.  
Wash options*  
The OPTIONS may only be set, modified or reset after the  
wash cycle has been selected and before the Start/Pause  
button has been pressed.  
Adding extra crockery  
Press the Start/Pause button (the corresponding indicator light  
will flash). Open the door, taking care to avoid the escaping  
steam, and place the crockery inside the appliance. Press the  
Start/Pause button (fixed light): the cycle will restart after a  
prolonged beep is emitted.  
Only the options which are compatible with the type of wash  
cycle set may be selected. If an option is not compatible with the  
selected wash cycle (see Table of wash cycles), the correspond-  
ing LED flashes rapidly 3 times and 2 short beeps will sound.  
If the Start/Pause button is pressed so as to pause the  
machine, the wash cycle or the Delayed Start function (if selected)  
is interrupted.  
If an option is selected which is incompatible with another (previ-  
ously selected) option, the indicator light corresponding to the  
option selected first will flash 3 times, 3 beeps will sound and it  
will be deselected, while the most recently selected option will  
remain active.  
At this stage it is not possible to change the wash cycle.  
Accidental interruptions  
To deselect an option which has been set by mistake, press the  
corresponding button again.  
If the door is opened during the wash cycle, or if there is a power  
cut, the cycle stops. It starts again from the point at which it was  
interrupted once the door has been shut or once the electricity  
supply is restored.  
* Only available in selected models.  
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Extra drying  
Half load using the upper rack  
To improve the dryness level of the crockery, press the EXTRA  
DRYING button; the indicator light will illuminate. If it is pressed  
again the option will be deselected.  
If there are not many dishes to be washed, a half load cycle may  
be used in order to save water, electricity and detergent. Select  
the wash cycle and press the HALF LOAD button: the indicator  
light will illuminate and the wash cycle will take place only in the  
upper rack.  
The EXTRA DRYING option increases the duration of  
the wash cycle.  
Remember to load the upper rack only, and to reduce  
the amount of detergent accordingly.  
Multi-functional tablets (Tabs)  
This option optimises washing and drying results.  
When using multi-functional tablets, press the MULTI-  
FUNCTIONAL TABLETS button. The corresponding indicator light  
will illuminate. The “Multi-functional tablets” option results in the  
lengthening of the wash cycle.  
It is better to use powder detergent in this case.  
This option is not compatible with the following wash  
cycles: Speed and Baby.  
set for subsequent wash cycles if it is not deselected.  
Delayed start  
It is possible to delay the start time of the cycle for a period of time  
between 1 and 24 hours.  
The use of tablets is only recommended for models  
which offer the MULTI-FUNCTIONAL TABLETS option.  
1. After selecting the desired wash cycle and any other options,  
press the DELAYED START button: the corresponding indicator  
light will illuminate. Use the same button to select the time at which  
you wish the wash cycle to begin (after a period of 1 to 24 hours).  
2. Confirm your selection using the Start/Pause button; the  
countdown will begin. The selected delay period indicator light  
flashes and the Start/Pause button stops flashing (the light  
becomes fixed instead).  
This option is not recommended for use with wash  
cycles which do not specify the use of multi-functional  
tablets (see Table of options).  
3. When the set time has elapsed, a long beep sounds, the  
DELAYED START indicator light switches off and the wash cycle  
To deselect the DLEAYED START option, press the DELAYED  
START button repeatedly until the text OFF appears.  
The Delayed Start function cannot be set once the wash  
has been started.  
Delayed Half  
Table of options  
Eco 50°C  
Auto Normal  
Daily A 60  
Auto Super Wash  
Speed 25’  
* Only available in selected models.  
Baby Cycle  
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Wash cycles  
If the crockery is only lightly soiled or if it has been rinsed with water before being placed in the  
dishwasher, reduce the amount of detergent used accordingly.  
The number and type of wash cycles and options may vary depending on the dishwasher model.  
(A) = compartment A  
(B) = compartment B  
Wash cycle  
Wash cycle selection  
Wash cycle  
Hrs. Min.  
Environmentally-friendly wash cycle  
with low energy consumption levels,  
suitable for pans and dishes.  
25 g (A)  
5 g (B)  
25 ml (A)  
5 ml (B)  
1 (A)  
Normally soiled pans and dishes.  
Standard daily wash cycle.  
25 g (A)  
5 g (B)  
25 ml (A)  
5 ml (B)  
1 (A)  
1 (A)  
Limited quantity of daily soiling. (4  
place settings + 1 saucepan +1  
frying pan).  
25 g (A)  
25 ml (A)  
Daily A 60  
Pre-wash for dishes while awaiting  
completion of the load with the  
dishes from the next meal.  
A – B  
Heavily soiled dishes and pans (not  
to be used for delicate items).  
Super Wash  
30 g (A)  
30 ml (A)  
1 (A)  
Economic and fast wash to be used  
for lightly soiled dishes. (Run cycle  
immediately after use) (2 plates + 2  
glasses + 4 pieces of cutlery + 1  
saucepan + 1 small frying pan).  
Speed 25’  
25 g (A)  
30 g (A)  
20 g (A)  
25 ml (A)  
30 ml (A)  
20 ml (A)  
1 (A)  
1 (A)  
A - C  
A– B–C-D  
Economic and fast wash for delicate  
items which are sensitive to high  
temperatures. (Run cycle  
immediately after use) (glasses  
upper rack + delicate plates, lower  
Disinfecting wash cycle suitable for  
washing bottles, rings and teats  
together with plates, cups, glasses  
and cutlery. The crockery should  
only be loaded on the upper rack.  
Baby Cycle  
To make it easier to measure out the detergent, it is worth remembering that:  
1 tablespoon = 15 gr. of powder = approximately 15 ml of liquid - 1 teaspoon = 5 gr. of powder = approximately 5 ml of liquid  
Optimum performance levels when using the "Daily and Speed" cycles can be achieved by observing the maximum amounts of crockery  
* The Eco wash cycle adheres to the regulation EN-50242. Although it has a longer duration than other wash cycles it uses less energy  
and is les harmful to the environment.  
Note for Test Laboratories: for information relating to comparative EN testing conditions, please send an email to the  
following address:  
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Rinse aid and refined salt  
Only use products which have been specifically  
designed for dishwashers.  
Do not use table salt or industrial salt, or washing  
up liquid.  
E.g. hardness level 1 (wash cycle indicator light 1 flashing),  
hardness level 2 (wash cycle indicator light 1 illuminated, wash  
cycle indicator light 2 flashing), hardness level 3 (wash cycle  
indicator lights 1 and 2 illuminated, wash cycle indicator light 3  
flashing, etc. etc.), up to a maximum of 5 levels.  
Follow the instructions given on the packaging.  
- To exit the function, wait approximately few seconds or press  
another option*button, or switch off the machine using the ON/  
OFF button.  
If using a multi-functional product it is not necessary to add  
rinse aid; however, we recommend that you add salt, especially  
if you live in an area where the water is hard or very hard.  
Follow the instructions given on the packaging.  
Even if using multi-functional tablets, the salt dispenser should  
still be filled.  
If you do not add salt or rinse aid, the LOW  
SALT* and LOW RINSE AID* indicator lights remain  
Average salt container  
Water Hardness Table  
capacity duration**  
0 - 1  
1,1 - 2  
2,1 - 3  
3,1 - 6  
7 months  
5 months  
3 months  
2 months  
Measuring out the rinse aid  
Rinse aid makes it easier for the crockery to dry, as water runs  
off surfaces more readily and therefore does not leave streaks or  
The rinse aid dispenser should be filled:  
• When the LOW RINSE AID*indicator light on the control  
panel is illuminated;  
0 - 6  
0 - 10  
6 - 11 11 - 20  
12 - 17 21 - 30  
17 - 34 31 - 60  
34 - 50 61 - 90  
6,1 - 9  
2/3 weeks  
For values between 0°f and 10°f, we do not recommend the  
use of salt. * this setting may cause a slight increase in the  
duration of the cycles. ** for 1 wash cycle per day.  
1. Open the dispenser by turning the  
lid (G)inananticlockwisedirection.  
2. Pour in the rinse aid, making sure it  
(°dH = hardness measured in German degrees - °f = hardness  
measured in French degrees - mmol/l = millimoles per litre)  
does not overflow from the dispenser.  
If this happens, clean the spill  
Measuring out the refined salt  
In order to achieve the best possible results using a wash cycle,  
make sure that the dispenser is never empty. Refined salt removes  
limescale from the water, thus avoiding the formation of deposits  
on crockery.  
3. Screw the lid back on.  
NEVER pour the rinse aid directly  
into the appliance tub.  
Adjusting the amount of  
rinse aid  
If you are not completely satisfied with the drying results, you  
may adjust the quantity of rinse aid used. Use a screwdriver to  
turn the dosage adjuster (F) to one of the 6 pre-set positions (the  
default position is set to 4):  
• If there are streaks on the crockery, set the adjustment device  
to a lower number (1-3).  
• If drops of water remain on the crockery or if there are limescale  
marks present after the cycle has finished, set the adjuster to a  
higher number (4-6).  
The salt dispenser is located in the lower part of the dishwasher  
(see Description) and should be filled:  
• When the green float*cannot be seen by simply looking at the  
cap of the salt dispenser.  
• When the LOW SALT* indicator light on the control panel is  
1. Remove the lower rack and unscrew the  
container cap (anticlockwise).  
2. The first time you do this: fill the water tank  
right up to its edge.  
3. Position the funnel* (see figure) and fill the  
salt container right up to its edge (this should hold approximately  
1 kg); it is not unusual for a little water to leak out.  
4. Remove the funnel* and wipe any salt residue away from the  
opening; rinse the cap under running water and then screw it on,  
the head facing downwards so as to let the water flow out of the  
four cracks which are arranged in a star shape on the lower part  
of the cap. (the container cap with the green float*)  
It is advisable to perform this procedure every time you add  
salt to the container.  
Setting the water hardness  
Every dishwasher is equipped with a water softener which, by  
using refined salt designed especially for this type of appliance,  
supplies water without limescale which is then used to wash the  
This dishwasher offers a setting which helps to reduce pollution  
and optimises washing performance in accordance with the water  
hardness level in your area. This information can be obtained  
from the organisation which supplies your household with water.  
- Switch on the machine by pressing the ON/OFF button.  
- Press the P button and hold for approximately 5 seconds; two  
short beeps will sound and the indicator light corresponding to  
the set degree of hardness will flash slowly on the control panel  
(The default water softener setting is level 3).  
Make sure the cap is screwed on tightly, so that no detergent  
can get into the container during the wash cycle (this could  
damage the water softener beyond repair).  
When necessary, measure out the salt before a wash cycle  
so that any saline solution which has leaked out of the salt  
dispenser is removed.  
- Press the P button repeatedly until the desired hardness level  
has been reached (1-2-3-4-5*see Water hardness table).  
* Only available in selected models.  
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Care and maintenance  
Clean the water inlet filter at the tap outlet regularly.  
- Turn off the water tap.  
- Unscrew the end of the water inlet hose, remove the filter  
and clean it carefully under running water.  
- Replace the filter and screw the water hose back into  
Shutting off the water and electricity  
Turn off the water tap after every wash cycle to avoid  
Always unplug the appliance when cleaning it and when  
performing maintenance work.  
Cleaning the filters  
Cleaning the dishwasher  
The filter assembly consists of three filters which remove  
food residues from the washing water and then recirculate  
the water. They should be cleaned if you wish to achieve  
the best results in every wash.  
The external surfaces of the machine and the control  
panel may be cleaned using a non-abrasive cloth which  
has been dampened with water. Do not use solvents or  
abrasive products.  
Clean the filters regularly.  
Any marks on the inside of the appliance may be  
removed using a cloth dampened with water and a little  
The dishwasher should not be used without filters, or if  
the filter is loose.  
• After several washes, check the filter assembly and if  
necessary clean it thoroughly under running water, using  
a non-metallic brush and following the instructions below:  
1. Turn the cylindrical filter C in an anti-clockwise direction  
and pull it out (fig. 1).  
2. Remove the cup filter B by exerting a slight pressure on  
the side flaps (fig. 2).  
3. Slide out the stainless steel plate filter A (fig. 3).  
4. Inspect the trap and remove any food residue. NEVER  
REMOVE the wash cycle pump (black detail) (fig. 4).  
Preventing unpleasant odours  
Always keep the door of the appliance ajar in order to  
avoid moisture from forming and being trapped inside  
the machine.  
Clean the seals around the door and detergent  
dispensers regularly using a damp sponge. This will  
avoid food becoming trapped in the seals, which is the  
main cause behind the formation of unpleasant odours.  
Cleaning the sprayer arms  
Food residue may become encrusted onto the sprayer arms  
and block the holes used to spray the water. It is therefore  
recommended that the arms are checked from time to time  
and cleaned with a small non-metallic brush.  
The two sprayer arms may both be removed.  
To remove the upper sprayer  
arm, rotate the locking ring in an  
anti-clockwise direction.  
The upper sprayer arm should be  
replaced with the holes facing  
The lower sprayer arm can be  
removed by pressing on the side  
tabs and pulling it upwards.  
After cleaning the filters, replace the filter assembly and fix  
it in position correctly; this is essential for maintaining the  
efficient operation of the dishwasher.  
Cleaning the water inlet filter*  
Leaving the machine unused for extended  
If the water hoses are new or have not been used for an  
extended period of time, let the water run to make sure it is  
clear and free of impurities before performing the necessary  
connections. If this precaution is not taken, the water inlet  
could become blocked and damage the dishwasher.  
Disconnect the appliance from the electricity supply  
and shut off the water tap.  
Leave the door of the appliance ajar.  
• When you return, run a wash cycle when the dishwasher  
is empty.  
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Precautions and advice  
The appliance was designed and manufactured in  
Saving energy and respecting the  
compliance with current international safety standards. The  
following information has been provided for safety reasons and  
should therefore be read carefully.  
Saving water and energy  
Only start a wash cycle when the dishwasher is full. While  
waiting for the dishwasher to be filled, prevent unpleasant  
odours with the Soak cycle (see Wash Cycles).  
General safety  
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including  
children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental  
capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless  
they have been given supervision or instruction concerning  
use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.  
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not  
play with the appliance.  
The appliance was designed for domestic use inside the  
home and is not intended for commercial or industrial use.  
The appliance must be used by adults only, to wash domestic  
crockery according to the instructions in this manual.  
The appliance must not be installed outdoors, even in covered  
areas. It is extremely dangerous to leave the machine  
exposed to rain and storms.  
Select a wash cycle that is suited to the type of crockery and  
to the soil level of the crockery using the Wash cycle table:  
- for dishes with a normal soil level, use the Eco wash cycle,  
which guarantees low energy and water consumption levels.  
- if the load is smaller than usual activate the Half load*option  
(see Start-up and use).  
If your electricity supply contract gives details of electricity  
saving time bands, run wash cycles during the periods when  
a lower tariff is applied. The Delayed start*button (see Start-  
up and use) helps you organise the wash cycles accordingly.  
Phosphate-free and chlorine-free detergents  
containing enzymes  
Do not touch the appliance when barefoot.  
When unplugging the appliance always pull the plug from the  
mains socket, do not pull on the cable.  
The water supply tap must be shut off and the plug should  
be removed from the electrical socket before cleaning the  
appliance or carrying out any maintenance work.  
If the appliance breaks down, do not under any  
circumstances touch the internal parts in an attempt to carry  
out the repair work yourself.  
We strongly recommend that you use detergents that do not  
contain phosphates or chlorine, as these products are  
harmful to the environment.  
Enzymes provide a particularly effective action at  
temperatures around 50°C, and as a result detergents  
containing enzymes can be used in conjunction with low-  
temperature wash cycles in order to achieve the same results  
as a normal 65°C wash cycle.  
Never touch the heating element.  
Do not lean or sit on the open door of the appliance: this may  
cause the appliance to overturn.  
The door should not be left open as it may create a dangerous  
The packaging material should not be used as a toy: it can  
become a choking or suffocation hazard.  
To avoid wasting detergent, use the product in appropriate  
quantities based on the manufacturer’s recommendations,  
the hardness of the water and the soil level and quantity of  
the crockery. Even if they are biodegradable, detergents  
contain substances that may alter the balance of nature.  
If your family includes children:  
• DO NOT allow children to play with the appliance or tamper with  
Recycling & Disposal Information  
its controls.  
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  
• Keep detergents and rinse aids away from children.  
• Keep children away from the open door of a dishwasher, there  
could still be some detergent left inside.  
Disposal of old electrical appliances  
Please dispose of packaging and old appliances carefully.  
To minimise risk of injury to children, remove the door, plug and  
cut 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  
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.  
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Whenever the appliance fails to work, check for a solution from the following list before calling for Assistance (see Assistance).  
Possible causes / Solutions:  
The dishwasher does not start or  
cannot be controlled  
• Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button, switch it back on after  
approximately one minute and reset the program.  
• The appliance has not been plugged in properly.  
• The dishwasher door has not been shut properly.  
The door won’t close  
• The lock was released. Strongly push the door until a “clacking” noise is heard.  
No water drains out from the  
• The dishwasher cycle has not yet finished.  
• The water inlet hose is bent (see Installation).  
• The drain duct is blocked.  
• The filter is clogged up with food residues.  
The dishwasher makes excessive  
• The dishes are rattling against each other or against the sprayer arms.  
• An excessive amount of foam has been produced: the detergent has not been  
measured out correctly or it is not suitable for use in dishwashers (see Start-up and  
The dishes and glasses are  
covered in a white film or  
limescale deposits.  
• The level of the refined salt is low or the dosage setting is not suited to the hardness  
of the water (see Rinse aid and salt).  
• The lid on the salt dispenser is not closed properly.  
• The rinse aid has been used up or the dosage is too low.  
The dishes and glasses are  
• The rinse aid dosage is too high.  
streaked or have a bluish tinge.  
The crockery has not been dried  
• A wash cycle without a drying program has been selected.  
• The rinse aid has been used up or the dosage is too low (see Rinse aid and salt).  
• The rinse aid dispenser setting is not suitable.  
• The crockery is made from non-stick material or plastic.  
The dishes are not clean.  
• The racks are overloaded (see Loading the racks).  
• The crockery has not been arranged well.  
• The sprayer arms cannot move freely.  
• The wash cycle is too gentle (see Wash cycles).  
• An excessive amount of foam has been produced: the detergent has not been  
measured out correctly or it is not suitable for use in dishwashers (see Start-up and  
• The lid on the rinse aid compartment has not been shut correctly.  
• The filter is dirty or blocked (see Care and maintenance).  
• The refined salt level is low (see Rinse aid and salt).  
The dishwasher does not take any • There is no water in the mains supply.  
water in - Tap shut-off alarm  
(The ON/OFF indicator light flashes and  
the display shows A-6).  
• The water inlet hose is bent (see Installation).  
• Turn on the tap and the appliance will start after a few minutes.  
• The appliance lock has been activated because no action was taken when the  
beeps sounded.  
Switch off the appliance using the ON/OFF button, turn on the tap and switch the  
appliance back on after 20 seconds by pressing the same button. Re-program the  
appliance and restart the wash cycle.  
Water inlet hose alarm / Water inlet • Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button. Shut off the water tap to  
filter blocked  
(the ON/OFF indicator light flashes and  
the display shows A-7).  
eliminate the risk of flooding and remove the plug from the electrical socket.  
Make sure the water inlet filter has not become blocked by impurities (see “Care