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indesit Dishwasher Instruction Manual

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About Indesit
Indesit is a brand of home appliances, specializing in kitchen appliances such as ovens, cookers, refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines. The company was founded in Italy in 1975 and is now part of the Whirlpool Corporation. Indesit produces a wide range of affordable and reliable appliances that are designed to make life easier for consumers. The company prides itself on offering innovative and efficient products that are environmentally friendly and easy to use. Indesit products are available in many countries around the world and are sold through a variety of retailers and distributors.

Product fiche

Product Fiche
Model DFG 15B1
Rated capacity in standard place settings (1) 13
Energy efficiency class on a scale from A+++ (low consumption) to D  (high consumption) A+
Energy consumption per year in kWh (2) 295.0
Energy consumption of the standard cleaning cycle in kWh 1.04
Power consumption of the off-mode in W 0.5
Power consumption of the left-on mode in W 5.0
Water consumption per year in liters (3) 3080.0
Drying efficacy class on a scale from G (low efficacy) to A (high efficacy) A
Program time for standard cleaning cycle in minutes 190
The duration of the left-on mode in minutes 10
Noise in dB(A) Re 1pW 49
Built-in model No
1) The information on the label and fiche relates to the standard cleaning cycle, this program is suitable for cleaning normally soiled tableware and it is the most efficient program in terms of combined energy and water consumption. The standard cleaning cycle corresponds to the Eco cycle.
2) Based on 280 standard cleaning cycles using cold water fill and the consumption of the low power modes. Actual energy consumption depends on how the appliance is used.
3) Based on 280 standard cleaning cycles. Actual water consumption depends on how the appliance is used.

Precautions and advice

This appliance was designed and manufactured in compliance with international safety standards. The following information has been provided for safety reasons and should therefore be read carefully.

Keep this instruction manual in a safe place for future reference. If the appliance is sold, given away, or moved, please ensure the manual is kept with the machine.

Please read these instructions carefully: they contain important information on installation, use, and safety.
This appliance is designed for domestic use or similar applications, for example:

  • staff kitchen areas in shops, offices, and other work environments;
  • farmhouses;
  • use by guests in hotels, motels, and other residential settings;
  • bed & breakfasts.

General safety

  • The appliance should not be operated by people (including children) with reduced physical, sensory, or mental capacities, or by inexperienced people who are not familiar with the product unless supervision or instructions on how to use it are provided by someone who assumes responsibility for their safety.
  • An adult must supervise children at all times to prevent them from playing 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 by 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.
  • 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 or maintaining the appliance.
  • If the appliance breaks down, do not under any circumstances touch the internal parts in an attempt to perform the repair work yourself.
  • 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 obstacle.
  • Keep detergent and rinse aid out of reach of children.
  • The packaging material should not be used as a toy for children.


  • Disposal of packaging material: observe local legislation so that the packaging may be reused.
  • The European Directive 2012/19/EU relating to Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) states that household appliances should not be disposed of using the normal solid urban waste cycle. Exhausted appliances should be collected separately to optimize the re-using and recycling rate of the materials inside the machine while preventing potential damage to the environment and public health. The crossed-out dustbin symbol is marked on all products to remind the owners of their obligations regarding separate waste collection.
    For further information relating to the correct disposal of household appliances, owners may contact the relevant public authority or the local appliance dealer.

Saving energy and respecting the environment Saving water and energy

  • Only begin a wash cycle when the dishwasher is full. While waiting for the dishwasher to be filled, prevent unpleasant odors using the Soak cycle (see Wash cycles).
    Select a wash cycle that is suited to the type of crockery and the soil level of the crockery using the Table of wash cycles:


    • for dishes with a normal soil level use the Eco wash cycle, which ensures low energy/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 when electricity prices are lower. The Delayed Start button * (see Start-up and use) helps you organize the wash cycles accordingly.

Phosphate-free and chlorine-free detergents containing enzymes

  • 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. As a result, detergents containing enzymes can be used in conjunction with low-temperature wash cycles to achieve the same results as a normal 65°C wash cycle.
  • To avoid wasting detergent, use the product in appropriate quantities based on the manufacturer’s recommendations, the hardness of the water, the soil level, and the quantity of crockery to be washed. Even if they are biodegradable, detergents contain substances that may alter the balance of nature.

Installation and Assistance

If the appliance must be moved at any time, keep it in an upright position; if necessary, it may be tilted onto its back.

Positioning and leveling

  1. Remove the appliance from all packaging and check that it has not been damaged during transportation. If it has been damaged, contact the retailer and do not proceed any further with the installation process.
  2. Arrange the dishwasher so that its sides or back panel are in contact with the adjacent cabinets or the wall. This appliance can also be recessed under a single worktop* (see the Assembly Instruction sheet.)
  3. Position the dishwasher on a level sturdy floor. If the floor is uneven, the front feet of the appliance should be adjusted until it reaches a horizontal position. If the appliance is leveled correctly, it will be more stable and much less likely to move or cause vibrations and noise while it is operating.
  4. To adjust the height of the rear foot, turn the red hexagonal bushing on the lower central part at the front of the dishwasher using a hexagonal spanner with an opening of 8 mm. Turn the spanner in a clockwise direction to increase the height and in an anticlockwise direction to decrease it (see Building-in Instruction sheet attached to the documentation.)

Connecting the water and electricity supplies

  • Connection to the water and electricity supplies should only be performed by a qualified technician.
  • The dishwasher should not stand on the water hoses or electricity supply cable.
  • The appliance must be connected to the water supply network using new hoses.

Never use old or second-hand hose sets. Do not reuse hose sets from any previously installed dishwasher.
The water inlet and outlet hoses and the electricity supply cable may be positioned towards the right or the left to achieve the best possible installation.

Connecting the water inlet hose

  • To a suitable cold water connection point: before attaching the hose, run the water until it is 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.
  • To a suitable hot water connection point: your dishwasher may be supplied 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.
  • Screw the hose to the tap as described for connection to a cold water supply.
  • If the inlet hose is not long enough, contact a specialist store or an authorized technician (see Assistance.)
  • The water pressure must be within the values indicated in the Technical Data table (see adjacent information.)

The hose should not be bent or compressed.

Connecting the water outlet hose

Connect the outlet hose (without bending it) to a drain duct with a minimum diameter of 4 cm. The outlet hose must be at a height ranging from 40 to 80 cm from the floor/surface where the dishwasher rests (A).

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Before connecting the water outlet hose to the sink drain, remove the plastic plug (B).

Anti-flooding protection

To ensure floods do not occur, the dishwasher:
is provided with a special system that blocks the water supply in the event of anomalies or leaks from inside the appliance. 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 rupture.

Under no circumstances should the water inlet hose be cut, as it contains live electrical parts.

Electrical connection

Before inserting the plug into the electrical socket, make sure that:

  • The socket is earthed and complies with current regulations.
  • 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 appliance);
  • 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 authorized technician to replace the plug (see Assistance); 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 accessible.
  • The cable should not be bent or compressed.
  • If the power supply cable is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its Technical Assistance Service to prevent all potential hazards (see Assistance.)

Only available in selected models.

Anti-condensation strip*

After installing the dishwasher, open the door and stick the adhesive transparent strip under the wooden shelf to protect it from any condensation that may form. Advice regarding the first wash cycle After the installation, remove the stoppers from the racks and the retaining elastic elements from the upper rack if any.

Immediately before the first washing, fill the salt dispenser with water and add only then approximately 1 kg of salt (see the chapter entitled Rinse aid and refined salt). The water may overflow: this is normal and is not a cause for concern. Select the water hardness value (see the chapter entitled Rinse aid and refined salt). – After the salt has been poured into the machine, the LOW SALT indicator light* switches off.

If the salt container is not filled, the water softener and the heating element may be damaged as a result.


Before contacting Assistance:

  • Check whether the problem can be resolved using the Troubleshooting guide (see Troubleshooting).
  • Restart the program to check whether the problem has ceased to exist.
  • If the problem persists, contact the Authorised Technical Assistance Service.

Never use the services of unauthorized technicians.

Please have the following information to hand:

  • The type of malfunction.
  • The appliance model (Mod.).
  • The serial number (S/N).

This information can be found on the appliance data plate (see Description of the appliance). The machine has a buzzer/set of tones (depending on the dishwasher model) to inform the user that a command has been implemented: power on, cycle end, etc. * The symbols/indicator lights/LEDs on the control panel/display may vary in color and may have a flashing or fixed light (depending on the dishwasher model). The display provides useful information concerning the type of wash cycle, drying/wash-cycle phase, remaining time, temperature, etc.

Technical  data
Dimensions width 60 cm


height 85 cm

depth 60 cm

Capacity 13 standard place-settings
Water supply pressure    0,05 ÷ 1MPa (0.5 ÷ 10 bar) 7,25 – 145 psi
Power supply voltage See appliance data plate
Total absorbed power See appliance data plate
Fuse See appliance data plate
This dishwasher conforms to the following European Community Directives:


  • 2006/95/EC  (Low Voltage)
  • 2004/108/EC (Electromagnetic Compatibility)
  • 2009/125/EC (Comm. Reg. 1016/2010) (Ecodesign)
  • 97/17/EC (Labelling)
  • 2012/19/EU Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

Description of the appliance

Overall view

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  1. Upper rack
  2. Upper sprayer arm
  3. Tip-up dispensers
  4. Rack height adjuster
  5. Lower rack
  6. Lower sprayer arm
  7. Washing filter
  8. Salt dispenser
  9. Detergent dispenser, rinse-aid dispenser, and Active Oxygen device*
  10. Data plate
  11. Control panel***

Control panel

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  • 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.

Loading the racks

Tips Before loading the racks, remove all food residues from the crockery and empty liquids from glasses and containers. No preventive rinsing is needed

under running water. Arrange the crockery so that it is held in place firmly and does not tip over; and arrange the containers with the openings facing downwards and the concave/convex parts placed obliquely, thus allowing the water to reach every surface and flow freely. Make sure that the lids, handles, trays, and frying pans do not prevent the sprayer arms from rotating. Place any small items in the cutlery basket.

Since plastic dishes and non-stick frying pans usually retain more water drops, their drying will be not as good as that of ceramic or stainless-steel dishes.

Lightweight items such as plastic containers should be placed in the upper rack and arranged so that they cannot move. After loading the appliance, make sure that the sprayer arms can rotate freely.

Lower rack The lower rack can hold pans, lids, dishes, salad bowls, cutlery, etc. Large plates and lids should ideally be placed at the sides.

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Very soiled dishes and pans should be placed in the lower rack because in this sector the water sprays are stronger and allow a higher washing performance. Only available in selected models with different numbers and positions.

Several dishwasher models are fitted with tip-up sectors*. They can be used in a vertical position when arranging dishes or in a horizontal position (lower) to load pans and salad bowls easily.

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Cutlery basket The basket is equipped with top grilles for improved cutlery arrangement. The cutlery basket should be positioned only at the front of the lower rack.

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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

Upper rack Load this rack with delicate and lightweight crockery such as glasses, cups, saucers, and shallow salad bowls.

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Several dishwasher models are fitted with tip-up sectors*. They can be used in a vertical position when arranging tea/dessert saucers or in a lower position to load bowls and food containers.

Tip-up compartments with adjustable position The side tip-up compartments can be positioned at three different heights to optimize the arrangement of crockery inside the rack.

Wine glasses can be placed safely in the tip-up compartments by inserting the stem of each glass into the corresponding slots.

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Cutlery tray* Some dishwasher models are fitted with a sliding tray that can be used to hold serving utensils or small cups. For optimum washing performance, avoid positioning bulky crockery directly below the tray.
The cutlery tray can be removed (see Figure).

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Before loading the tray, make sure the supports are properly coupled to the upper rack.

The upper rack can be adjusted for height based on requirements: a high position to place bulky crockery in the lower rack and a low position to make the most of the tip-up compartments/sectors by creating more space upwards.

Adjusting the height of the upper rack To make it easier to arrange the crockery, the upper rack may be moved to a higher or lower position. The height of the upper rack should be adjusted WHEN THE RACK IS EMPTY.

NEVER raise or lower the rack on one side only.

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If the rack is equipped with a Lift-Up device* (see figure), lift it by holding its sides. To restore the lower position, press the lever (A) at the sides of the rack and follow the rack down.

Unsuitable crockery

  • Wooden crockery and cutlery.
  • Delicately decorated glasses, artistic handicrafts, and antique crockery. Their decorations are not resistant.
  • Parts in synthetic material that do not withstand high temperatures.
  • Copper and tin crockery.
  • Crockery soiled with ash, wax, lubricating grease, or ink. The colors of glass decorations and aluminum/silver pieces can change and fade during the washing process. Some types of glass (e.g. crystal objects) can become opaque after several wash cycles too.

Damage to glass and crockery Caused by:

  • Type of glass and glass production process.
  • Chemical composition of detergent.
  • Water temperature of the rinse cycle.
  • Only use glasses and porcelain guaranteed by the manufacturer as dishwasher safe.
  • Use a delicate detergent suitable for crockery.
  • Collect glasses and cutlery from the dishwasher as soon as the wash cycle is over.

Start-up and use

Starting the dishwasher

  1. Turn the water tap on.
  2. Switch on the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button.
  3. Open the door and pour in a suitable amount of detergent (see Measuring out the detergent).
  4. Load the racks (see Loading the racks) and shut the door.
  5. Select the wash cycle by turning the SELECT WASH CYCLE knob: align the notch on the knob with the number or symbol representing the desired wash cycle. The START/PAUSE indicator light will go on.
  6. Select the wash options* (see Options and Special Wash Cycles).
  7. Start the cycle by pressing the START button; the indicator light will stop flashing and stay lit (fixed light). The indicator light corresponding to the wash phase will go on, signaling that the wash cycle has begun.
  8. At the end of the wash cycle, the END indicator light will go on (fixed light). Switch off the appliance by pressing the ON/OFF button, shut off the water tap, and unplug the appliance from the electricity socket.
  9. Wait a few minutes before removing the crockery to avoid getting burnt. Unload the racks, beginning with the lower level.
    The machine will switch off automatically during long periods of inactivity to minimize electricity consumption.

AUTO WASH CYCLES*: some models of dishwashers are equipped with a special sensor that can be used to assess the level of soiling and automatically select the most efficient and economical wash cycle accordingly. The duration of the auto wash cycles may vary due to the operation of the sensor.

Changing a wash cycle in progress If a mistake was made in 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, change the wash cycle 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.

Adding extra crockery Press the Start/Pause button and open the door, taking care to avoid the escaping steam, and place the crockery inside the dishwasher. Press the Start/Pause button: The cycle will start again after a long beep has been emitted. If the delayed start has been set, at the end of the countdown the wash cycle will not start. It will stay in Pause mode. Press the Start/Pause button to pause the machine; the wash cycle is stopped. At this stage, the wash cycle cannot be changed.

Accidental interruptions If the door is opened during the wash cycle or 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 the electricity supply restored. * Only available in selected models.

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. Based on how soiled the items are, the amount can be adjusted to individual cases using powder or liquid detergent.

In the case of normally soiled items, use approximately 35 gr (powder detergent) or 35 ml (liquid detergent). If tablets are used, one tablet will be enough. 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.

For good washing results also follow the instructions shown on the detergent box. For further questions please ask the detergent producers’ Advice Offices. To open the detergent dispenser use the opening device “A”.

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Introduce the detergent into the dry dispenser “B” only. Place the amount of detergent for pre-washing directly inside the tub.

  1. When measuring out the detergent refer to the Table of wash cycles to add the proper quantity. Compartment B comprises a level showing the maximum quantity of liquid or powder detergent that can be added to each cycle.
  2. Remove detergent residues from the edges of the dispenser and close the cover until it clicks.
  3. Close the lid of the detergent dispenser by pulling it up until the closing device is secured in place.
    The detergent dispenser automatically opens up at the right time according to the wash cycle.

If all-in-one detergents are used, we recommend using the TABS option, because it adjusts the cycle so that the best washing and drying results are always achieved.

  • 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.
  • The use of tablets is only recommended for models that offer the MULTI-FUNCTIONAL TABLETS option.
  • To achieve the best results from each washing and drying cycle, powder detergent, liquid rinse aid, and salt should be used.

Wash cycles

Wash-cycle data is measured under laboratory conditions according to European Standard EN 50242. Based on the different conditions of use, the wash-cycle duration and data can change.

The number and type of wash cycles and options may vary depending on the dishwasher model.



Wash Cycle







Wash Cycle Duration Water Consumption (l/ cycle) Energy Consumption (kWh/cycle)
1. Eco Yes No 03:10’ 11 1,04


2. Intensive


















3. Normal


















4. Rapid 40’


















5. Prewash
















Instructions on wash-cycle selection and detergent dosage

  1. The ECO wash cycle is the standard cycle to which the energy label data refers. It can be used to wash crockery with a normal soil level and is the most efficient cycle in terms of energy and water consumption for this type of crockery.
    27 gr/ml + 6 gr/ml** – 1 Tab (**Quantity of pre-washing detergent)
  2. Heavily soiled dishes and pans (not to be used for delicate items). 30 gr/ml – 1 Tab
  3. Normally soiled pans and dishes. 27 gr/ml + 6 gr/ml** – 1 Tab
  4. Fast cycle to be used for slightly dirty dishes (ideal for 2 place settings) 25 gr/ml – 1 Tab
  5. Pre-wash while awaiting completion of the load with the dishes from the next meal. No detergent.

Standby consumption: Left-on mode consumption: 5,0 W – Off mode consumption: 0.5 W

Notes: Optimum performance levels when using the “Rapid 40’” cycle can be achieved by respecting the specified number of place settings.
To reduce consumption, only run the dishwasher when it is full.

Note for Test Laboratories: for information on comparative EN testing conditions, please send an email to the following address: assistenza_en_lvs@indesitcompany.com

Rinse aid and refined salt

Only use products that have been specifically designed for dishwashers. Do not use table/industrial salt or washing-up liquid. Follow the instructions given on the packaging. If using a multi-functional product it is not necessary to add any 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). If you do not add salt or rinse aid, the LOW SALT* and LOW RINSE AID indicator lights will stay lit.

Measuring out the rinse aid

Rinse aid makes it easier for the crockery to dry, as water runs off the surfaces more readily and therefore does not leave streaks or marks.

The rinse aid dispenser should be filled:

When the LOW RINSE AID indicator light* on the control panel is illuminated, a reserve supply of rinse aid is still available for 1-2 cycles.

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  1. Open dispenser “D” by pressing and pulling up the tab on the lid;
  2. Carefully introduce the rinse aid as far as the maximum reference notch of the filling space – avoid spilling it. If this happens, clean the spill immediately with a dry cloth.
  3. Press the lid down until you hear a click to close it.

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 can adjust the quantity of rinse aid. Switch on the dishwasher using the ON/OFF button, wait a few seconds, and switch it off using the ON/OFF button. Press the Start/Pause button 3 times; switch on the machine using the ON/OFF button and access the adjustment menu – the rinse-aid indicator light is lit (set to factory level).
Adjust the level of rinse aid supply using the WASH CYCLE SELECT knob. There is a rinse aid level for each wash cycle (0 to 4 max).

Press the ON/OFF button to save the setting. If the rinse aid level is set to ZERO (ECO), no rinse aid will be supplied. The LOW RINSE AID indicator light will not be lit if you run out of rinse aid.

  • If there are streaks on the crockery, set a low number (1-2).
  • If there are drops of water or limescale marks, set a high number (3-4).

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 crockery.
This dishwasher has a setting that helps reduce pollution and optimizes washing performance by the water hardness level in your area. Ask your local water supplier for this information.

  • Switch on the dishwasher using the ON/OFF button, wait a few seconds, and switch it off using the ON/OFF button. Hold down the Start/Pause button for a minute. 3 seconds; switch on the machine using the ON/OFF button and access the adjustment menu – the salt indicator light is lit.
  • Select the desired level using the SELECT WASH CYCLE knob (1 to 5* Max.)
    (water softener set to medium level).

Press the ON/OFF button to save the setting.
Even if using multi-functional tablets, fill the salt dispenser.

Water Hardness Table Average salt dispenser
capacity duration**
level °dH °fH mmol/l months
1 0 – 6 0 – 10 0 – 1 7 months
2 6 – 11 11 – 20 1,1 – 2 5 months
3 12 – 17 21 – 30 2,1 – 3 3 months
4 17 – 34 31 – 60 3,1 – 6 2 months
5* 34 – 50 61 – 90 6,1 – 9 2/3 months
For values between 0°f and 10°f, we do not recommend the use of salt.
a setting of 5 may increase cycle duration.
1 wash cycle per day.

(°dH = hardness measured in German degrees – °f = hardness
measured in French degrees – mmol/l = millimoles per litre)

Measuring out the refined salt

To obtain the best possible results from a wash cycle, make sure that the salt dispenser is never empty.
Refined salt removes limescale from the water, thus avoiding the formation of deposits on crockery.
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 RINSE AID indicator light on the control panel is illuminated *;

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  1. Remove the lower rack and unscrew the 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 dispenser up to the edge (approximately 1 kg). It is normal for a little water to leak out.
  4. Remove the funnel* and wipe any salt residues away from the opening; rinse the cap under running water and then screw it on, the head facing downwards to let the water flow out of the four slots (star-shaped arrangement) in the lower part of the cap (cap with green float*).

It is advisable to perform this procedure every time you add salt to the dispenser.

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 that has leaked out of the salt dispenser is removed. Only available in selected models.

Care and maintenance

Shutting off the water and electricity supplies

  • Turn off the water tap after every wash cycle to avoid leaks.
  • Always unplug the appliance when cleaning it and when performing maintenance work.

Cleaning the dishwasher

  • The external surfaces of the machine and the control panel can be cleaned using a non-abrasive cloth that has been dampened with water. Do not use solvents or abrasive products.
  • Any marks on the inside of the appliance may be removed using a cloth dampened with water and a little vinegar.

Preventing unpleasant odors

  • Always keep the door of the appliance ajar to prevent 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 prevent food from becoming trapped in the seals, which is the main cause behind the formation of unpleasant odors.

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 you check the arms from time to time and clean them with a small non-metallic brush.
The two sprayer arms may both be removed.

To remove the upper sprayer arm, turn the plastic locking ring in an anti-clockwise direction. The upper sprayer arm should be replaced so that the side with the greater number of holes is facing upwards.

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The lower sprayer arm can be removed by pressing on the side tabs and pulling it upwards.

Cleaning the water inlet filter*  If the water hoses are new or have not been used for an extended period, 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.
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 position.

Cleaning the filters The filter assembly consists of three filters that 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.

  • Clean the filters regularly.
  • 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 residues.

NEVER REMOVE the wash-cycle pump protection (black detail).

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After cleaning the filters, re-place the filter assembly and fix it in position correctly; this is essential for maintaining the efficient operation of the dishwasher.

Leaving the machine unused for extended periods

  • 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.

Only available in selected models.


Problem: Possible causes/solutions:
The dishwasher cannot be started or 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 from the dishwasher. •  The dishwasher cycle has not finished yet.


•  The water drain hose is bent ( see Installation).

•  The drain duct is blocked.

•  The filter is clogged up with food residues.

The dishwasher is too noisy. •  The dishes are rattling against each other or the sprayer’s 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 use).

The dishes and glasses are covered in white film or limescale deposits. •  The level of 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 was not closed properly.

•  The rinse aid has been used up or the dosage is too low.

The dishes and glasses are streaked or have a bluish tinge. •  The rinse aid dosage is too high.
The crockery has not been dried properly. •  A wash cycle without a drying cycle has been selected.


•  The rinse aid has been used up or the dosage is too low ( see Rinse aid and salt).

•  The rinse aid setting is not suitable.

•  The crockery is made from non-stick material or plastic.

The crockery is not clean. •  The racks are overloaded ( see Loading the racks.)


•  The crockery has not been arranged properly.

•  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 use).

•  The lid on the rinse aid compartment was not 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 water in – Tap shut-off alarm.


(The Drying and End indicator lights flash quickly.)

•  There is no water in the main supply.


•  The water inlet hose is bent ( see Installation).

•  Turn on the tap and the appliance will start after a few minutes.

•  The appliance stopped because no action was taken when the beep sounded*. (* Only available on selected models. )

Switch off the machine using the ON/ OFF button, turn on the tap, and switch the machine back on after 20 seconds by pressing the same button. Reset the appliance and restart the wash cycle.

FAQs indesit Dishwasher

What is the duration of a cycle on an Indesit dishwasher?

30 minutes With just 28 minutes*, Indesit’s most efficient cleaning performance * Does not include a drying cycle The greatest cleaning outcomes for grime that has been baked on.

I’ve never used an Indesit dishwasher before.

launch of the dishwasher Make sure the upper and lower arms may freely spin before loading the dishwasher and adding the detergent. To turn the appliance on, press the On/Off button. Choose the necessary program, then push the START/PAUSE button while shutting the door to begin the program.

The Indesit dishwasher won’t wash; why?

Make sure the filter in the dishwasher’s base is clear and unobstructed. Verify that the waste hose is not kinked or stuck since this could also prevent the wastewater from leaving your Indesit appliance.

Is salt necessary for the Indesit dishwasher?

Even if you reside in a region with soft water, you still need salt in every dishwasher.

How can you tell when an Indesit dishwasher is done?

The FINISH indication light will turn on at the conclusion of the wash cycle (fixed light). By pushing the ON/OFF button, turn off the water valve, unhook the appliance from the electrical outlet, and turn the appliance off.

Why is it taking my dishwasher five hours?

Potential issue: obstructions or clogs If your dishwasher’s fill and drain cycles are delayed by clogs in its self-cleaning filter, drain hose, or an air vent, the wash cycle will take longer to complete.

How does an Indesit dishwasher know when it’s finished?

At the conclusion of the wash cycle, the FINISH indicator light will turn on (fixed light). Turn off the water valve, disconnect the appliance from the outlet, and turn it off by pressing the ON/OFF button.

Why does my dishwasher need five hours?

Possible problem: jams or blockages The fill and drain cycles of your dishwasher will take longer to complete if there are obstructions in the self-cleaning filter, drain hose, or air vent.

What is the most typical dishwashing issue?

The dishwasher won’t drain One of the most typical dishwasher problems that homeowners have is a dishwasher that doesn’t drain properly. Even though it may be annoying, you can usually resolve the issue on your own.

What about the Indesit dishwasher is quick and clean?

Programs by Indesit For those items you need quickly, the Quick & Clean option offers an “A” quality wash in just 28 minutes. While the Eco wash offers a thorough clean while still being ecologically friendly, the Intense cycle employs strong jets to remove food that has been burned on.

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