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Safety & Warnings

 

 

 

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Caution, risk of fire — this is a safety symbol.

  • Failure to follow the warnings outlined in these user instructions can cause a fire hazard.

 

WARNING! 

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Fire Hazard

  • Only dry fabrics that have been washed with water.
  • Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam rubber or similarly textured rubber– like materials, dry on ‘Air Dry’.
  • Do not stop a washer dryer before the end of the drying cycle unless all items are removed and spread out in order to dissipate the heat.
  • A washer dryer produces combustible lint; clean pump filter regularly.
  • Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or personal injury.

 

WARNING! 

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Electric Shock Hazard

  • If you are using an extension cord or a portable electrical outlet device (eg multi-socket outlet box), ensure that it is positioned so that it does not come into contact with water or moisture.
  • Failure to do so may result in death or electrical shock.

 

Important Safety Instructions

When using your washer dryer, follow basic precautions, including the following:
In order to avoid a hazard due to inadvertent resetting of the thermal cut-out, this appliance must not be supplied through an external switching device, such as a timer, or connected to a circuit that is regularly switched on and off by the utility.
  • This washer dryer is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they are supervised or given instructions on how to use the washer dryer by someone responsible for their safety.
  • The washer dryer should only be used for washing, rinsing and drying of textiles where this is indicated on the care label.
  • The door will be locked from the start of the cycle until the cycle is complete for safety reasons. It is possible to open the door during the cycle under certain conditions (refer to 'Washer Dryer Controls').
  • Never force the door open.
  • Keep children away from the washer dryer while it is in operation.
  • Supervise children to ensure they do not play with the washer dryer or climb inside the drum.
  • Do not touch the door during a drying cycle as the door can become hot.
  • Do not open the detergent dispenser during the cycle.
  • The only user-removable parts of the washer dryer are the inlet hose, detergent dispenser and the pump filter. No other parts are designed to be removed by anyone other than a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician.
  • When disposing of the washer dryer, it is recommended that the door is removed to avoid children getting trapped inside, and that the electrical cable is cut off close to the washer dryer.
  • Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other flammable or explosive substances to the wash water. These substances give off vapours that could ignite or explode.
  • Do not wash or dry articles that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other flammable or explosive substances as they give off vapours that could ignite or explode.
  • Undergarments that contain metal reinforcements should not be placed in the washer dryer. Damage to the machine can result if the metal reinforcements come loose during washing or drying.
  • Check and remove all objects from pockets, eg lighters and matches.
  • The maximum mass of dry textile material is four kilograms (WD7560P1 and WD8060P1 models) or five kilograms (WD8560F1 model). Do not overload your washer dryer.
  • Never wash or dry rubber articles, fibreglass, or any plastic items or film, eg plastic lined tablecloths and baby bibs.
  • Clothes must go through the cool down/airing phase in the final part of the drying cycle. This ensures items are left at a temperature where they will not be damaged. If for any reason the washer dryer is stopped before the cycle has finished, dry clothes should be removed immediately and not left in the dryer. Clothes should be quickly spread out flat to cool so heat can dissipate, not left bunched up, eg in a clothes basket.
  • This washer dryer has been designed for domestic use only, not for commercial applications, such as massage/beauty clinics where there may be increased lint accumulation or flammable materials in the atmosphere or load.
  • Do not operate this product if there is an accumulation of lint in or around the washer dryer. • Children should be supervised to ensure they do not play with the washer dryer. • Unplug the machine from the power supply when it is not in use.
  • Do not swing or put weight on the door.
  • Your washer dryer is designed to stop operating in the event of power outage. When power is resumed, the machine will remain off until the ‘POWER’ button is pressed. To restart the washer dryer, press ‘POWER’, select your wash or drying cycle and touch .
  • Never attempt to repair the washer dryer yourself.
  • For problems that cannot be solved from information in this user guide, turn off and unplug your washer dryer and contact a Fisher & Paykel trained and supported service technician.

 

Spontaneous Combustion

To reduce the risk of fire in a washer dryer the following should be observed:

  • Items that have been spotted or soaked with vegetable oil or cooking oil are a fire hazard and should not be placed in a tumble washer dryer.
  • Oil-affected items can ignite spontaneously, especially when exposed to heat sources such as a washer dryer. The items become warm causing an oxidation reaction in the oil. This oxidation creates heat. If the heat cannot escape the items can become hot enough to catch fire. Piling, stacking or storing oil-affected items can prevent heat from escaping creating a fire hazard.
  • Fabrics that contain vegetable oil, cooking oil or have been contaminated by hair care products should not be washed or dried. If unavoidable, these fabrics should be washed in a hot water wash with extra detergent — this will reduce, but not eliminate the fire hazard. The cool down cycle of the washer dryer should be used to reduce the temperature of these items. They must not be removed from the washer dryer and piled or stacked while hot.
  • Items that have previously been cleaned in, washed in, soaked in or spotted with flammable liquids or solids, eg petrol/gasoline, kerosene, dry cleaning solvents, vegetable or cooking oil, acetone, denatured alcohol, some brands of spot removers, turpentine, waxes and wax removers or other flammable or explosive substances should not be placed in a washer dryer.
  • Do not dry unwashed items in the washer dryer.
  • Fabric softeners, or similar products, should be used as specified by the fabric softener instructions.
  • The washer dryer must not be used if industrial chemicals have been used for cleaning.

 

 

 

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