INDESIT Tumble Dryer
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.
WHERE TO PUT YOUR DRYER
The dyer should be placed where air can freely circulate around it preferably near a window that can be opened to reduce the possibility of condensation occurring while the dryer is in use.
If the dryer is enclosed or fitted under a work surface a gap of at least 50 mm (2”) must be allowed above the top for the full width of the dryer and at least 25 mm (1”) either side. This allows air to enter into the rear air inlet. The dryer must never be run in a cupboard with a closed door.
The socket must be grounded. The power supply cord should be checked periodically and, if required, replaced by a cord specially prepared for this dryer.
You must clean the fluff filter after EVERY drying cycle.
To remove the filter
- Step 1 – Open the door of your dryer, remove the filer.
- Step 2 – Clean any fluff deposits from the filter mesh, and refit the filter.
- Step 3 – Make sure the filter is pushed fully home – NEVER run the dryer without the filter in position. Failure to clean the filter after EVERY drying cycle will affect the drying performance of your machine.
The dryer must never be installed behind a lockable door, a sliding door, or a door with a hinge on the opposite side to that of the dryer door.
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VENTILATION When the dryer is in use there has to be adequate ventilation to avoid the back flow of gases into the room from appliances burning other fuels, including open fires. The vent tube should not exceed 2.4 meters in length. The tube should be kept clear of the air intake vent and kinks or ‘U’ bends must be avoided as these will obstruct the tube and trap condensation.
MAX LOAD SIZE
Do not load more than maximum capacity. These numbers refer to dry-weight Natural fibers: 4kg max Synthetic fiber: 2kg max
WASH CARE LABELS
Look at the labels on your garments, especially when tumble drying for the first time. The following symbols are the most common:
- May be tumble dried
- Do NOT tumble dry
- Tumble dry at a high heat setting
- Tumble dry at low heat setting
ITEMS NOT SUITABLE FOR TUMBLE DRYING
- Articles that contain rubber or rubber-like materials or plastic film, any flammable articles or objects that contain flammable substances.
- Glass fibers.
- Items that have been dry cleaned.
- Large bulky items (quilts, sleeping bags, etc). These expand when drying and prevent airflow through the dryer
! This appliance has been designed and built according to international safety standards. These warnings are given for safety reasons and must be followed carefully.
- This appliance can be used by children aged 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 the use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved.
- This tumble dryer has been designed for home, and not professional, use.
- Do not touch the appliance while barefoot or with wet hands or feet.
- Unplug the machine by pulling on the plug, not the cord.
- After using the dryer, turn it off and unplug it. Keep the door closed to make sure that children do not use it as a toy.
- Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the dryer.
- Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children without supervision.
- Children of less than 3 years should be kept away from the appliance unless continuously supervised.
- The appliance must be installed correctly and have proper ventilation. The air intake at the front of the dryer should never be obstructed (see Installation).
- Never direct the vent tube outlet toward the air intake at the back of the machine
- Never allow the tumble dryer to recycle exhaust air.
- Never use the dryer on carpeting where the pile height would prevent air from entering the dryer from the base.
- Check to see if the dryer is empty before loading it.
- The back of the dryer could become very hot. Never touch it while in use.
- Do not use the dryer unless the filter is securely in place (see Maintenance
- Do not overload the dryer (see Laundry for maximum loads).
- Do not load items that are dripping wet.
- Carefully check all instructions on clothing labels (see Laundry).
- Do not tumble dry large, very bulky items.
- Do not tumble-dry acrylic fibers at high temperatures.
- Complete each program with its cool tumble phase.
- Do not turn off the dryer when there are still warm items inside.
- Clean the filter after each use (see Maintenance).
- Do not allow lint to collect around the dryer.
- Never climb on top of the dryer. It could result in damage.
- Always follow electrical standards and requirements. (see Installation).
- Always buy original spare parts and accessories (see Service).
TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF FIRE IN YOUR TUMBLE DRYER, THE FOLLOWING SHOULD BE OBSERVED
- Tumble dry items only if they have been washed with detergent and water, rinsed, and been through the spin cycle. It is a fire hazard to dry items that HAVE NOT been washed with water.
- Do not dry garments that have been treated with chemical products.
- Do not tumble dry items that have been spotted or soaked with vegetable or cooking oils, this constitutes a fire hazard. Oil-affected items can ignite spontaneously, especially when exposed
to heat sources such as a tumble dryer. The items become warm, causing an oxidization reaction with the oil, Oxidisation creates heat. If the heat cannot escape, items can become hot enough to catch fire. Piling, stacking, or storing oil-effected items can prevent heat from escaping and so create a fire hazard. If it is unavoidable that fabrics containing vegetable or cooking oil or those that have been contaminated with hair care products be placed in a tumble dryer they should first be washed with extra detergent – this will reduce, but not eliminate the hazard. The cool tumble phase should be used to reduce the temperature of the items. They should not be removed from the dryer and piled or stacked while hot.
- Do not tumble dry items that have previously been cleaned in or washed in, soaked in, or soiled with petrol/gasoline, dry cleaning solvents, or other flammable or explosive substances. Highly flammable substances
commonly used in domestic environments include cooking oil, acetone, denatured alcohol, kerosene, spot removers, turpentine,
- waxes, and wax removers. Ensure these items have been washed in hot water with an extra amount of detergent before being dried in the tumble dryer.
- Do not tumble dry items containing foam rubber (also known as latex foam), or similarly textured rubber-like materials. Foam rubber materials can, when heated, produce fire by spontaneous combustion.
- Fabric softeners or similar products should not be used in a tumble dryer to eliminate the effects of static electricity unless the practice is specifically recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener product.
- Do not tumble dry undergarments that contain metal reinforcements eg. bras with metal reinforcing wires. Damage to the tumble dryer can result if the metal reinforcements come loose during drying.
- Do not tumble dry rubber, plastic articles such as shower caps or babies’ waterproof covers, polythene, or paper.
- Do not tumble dry rubber-backed articles, clothes fitted with foam rubber pads, pillows, galoshes, and rubber-coated tennis shoes.
- Remove all objects from pockets, especially lighters.
WARNING: Never stop the dryer before the end of the drying cycle.The final part of a tumble dryer cycle without heat (cool down cycle) to ensure that the items are left at a temperature that ensures that the items will not be damaged.
The HEAT button selects the drying temperature.
- OUT: LOW heat
- IN: HIGH heat
The Start Button has to be pressed to start a program or to restart a program if you open the door during a drying cycle.
The TIMER knob sets the drying time: rotate it clockwise, NEVER COUNTER-CLOCKWISE, until the indicator is pointing to the drying time you want to select.
Set the program knob to OFF to switch off the machine.
CHOOSING A PROGRAMME
- Plug the dryer into the electrical socket.
- Sort your laundry according to fabric type.
- Open the door and make sure the filter is clean and in place.
- Load the machine and make sure items are not in the way of the door seal. Close door.
- Set the temperature with the HEAT button. High heat for Cotton and synthetics. Low heat for delicates and acrylics.
- Select a drying time by rotating the TIMER knob clockwise.
- Press to start button and the drying program starts.
The tables below show APPROXIMATE drying times in minutes. Weights refer to dry garment weights.
|Cotton – High (full) Heat
|Drying times 800-1000rpm spin in the washing machine
|Synthetics – High (full) Heat
|Drying times on reduced spin in the washing machine
|Acrylics – Low (gentle) Heat
|Drying times on reduced spin in the washing machine
|Off-mode (Po) – Watts
|Left-on mode (Pl) – Watts
|*This is the reference program for the energy label and is suitable to dry normal wet cotton laundry. This is the most efficient program in terms of energy consumption for drying wet cotton laundry.
This data is also available on the website http://www.INDESIT.com/INDESIT
Before you call the service center go through the following troubleshooting suggestions:
PROBLEM: The dryer won’t start.
- The plug is not in the socket or making contact.
- There has been a power failure.
- The fuse has blown. Try to plug another appliance into the socket.
- You are using an extension cord? Try to plug the dryer directly into the socket.
- The timer knob has not been set properly.
- The start button has not been pressed.
- The start button was pressed with the door open. Make sure the door is closed before pressing the start button.
PROBLEM: It is taking a long time to dry.
- The filter has not been cleaned.
- The temperature setting is not correct.
- The correct time has not been selected.
- The vent tube or air intake vent is obstructed.
- The items were too wet.
- The dryer was overloaded.
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 optimize 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
Repairs and After Sales
For product help and advice, repairs, spare parts, or accessories, we’re here to help.
- For local repair engineers – 03448 111 606
- ROI – 0818 313 413
- UK standard local rate applies
- ROI local Irish rate applies
- For Parts and Accessories visit: parts.indesit.co.uk/shop
Please remember to register your appliance at www.indesitservice.co.uk to activate your 10-year parts guarantee
FAQs About INDESIT Tumble Dryer
How do I clean the lint filter on my Indesit tumble dryer?
To clean the lint filter on your Indesit tumble dryer, you should first unplug the appliance and wait for it to cool down. Then, locate the lint filter inside the door or at the bottom of the dryer and remove any lint buildup by hand or using a soft brush or vacuum cleaner. Finally, reinsert the filter back into place.
Can I dry all types of clothes in my Indesit tumble dryer?
Most types of clothes can be dried in an Indesit tumble dryer, including cotton, synthetics, and delicate fabrics. However, some materials like wool or silk may require special care and may not be suitable for drying in a tumble dryer. Always check the care label of your clothes before drying them.
Why is my Indesit tumble dryer not heating up?
If your Indesit tumble dryer is not heating up, it could be due to a faulty heating element, thermostat, or timer. Check the manufacturer’s instructions for troubleshooting steps, or contact a qualified technician to diagnose and fix the issue.
How do I reduce the noise level of my Indesit tumble dryer?
To reduce the noise level of your Indesit tumble dryer, you can place it on a stable, level surface and ensure that it is properly balanced. You can also try placing a soundproof mat under the dryer or using vibration-dampening pads to minimize noise. Additionally, regularly cleaning the lint filter and checking for any loose parts or debris can help prevent excessive noise.
How often should I clean the condenser on my Indesit tumble dryer?
You should clean the condenser on your Indesit tumble dryer after every use, or at least once a month. To do so, first, unplug the appliance and remove the condenser unit. Then, rinse it under running water to remove any lint or debris and allow it to dry completely before reinserting it back into the dryer.
How long should I run my Indesit tumble dryer?
The length of time you should run your Indesit tumble dryer depends on the type and quantity of laundry you are drying. The manufacturer’s instructions typically provide guidance on recommended drying times based on load size and fabric type. It’s important to avoid overloading the dryer, as this can result in uneven drying and longer drying times.
Is it safe to leave my Indesit tumble dryer unattended?
It is not recommended to leave your Indesit tumble dryer unattended while it is running. Although modern tumble dryers are equipped with safety features to prevent fires, such as automatic shut-off switches and thermal fuses, it’s still best to be cautious and monitor the dryer while it is in use.
Can I stack my Indesit tumble dryer on top of my washing machine?
Some Indesit tumble dryer models can be stacked on top of compatible Indesit washing machines using a stacking kit. However, it’s important to ensure that the washing machine is sturdy enough to support the weight of the dryer and that the stacking kit is properly installed for safety reasons.
Why is my Indesit tumble dryer taking longer than usual to dry clothes?
If your Indesit tumble dryer is taking longer than usual to dry clothes, it could be due to a clogged lint filter, a blocked vent or exhaust hose, or an overloaded dryer. Check the lint filter and vent for any buildup and clean them if necessary. Also, avoid overloading the dryer and ensure that the clothes are evenly distributed inside the drum.
How do I prevent static cling in my clothes when using my Indesit tumble dryer?
To prevent static cling in your clothes when using your Indesit tumble dryer, you can try using dryer sheets or fabric softeners, which help reduce static buildup. You can also try removing the clothes from the dryer while they are still slightly damp and hang them to dry or use a cool-down cycle at the end of the drying cycle.
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