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Caring For Your Washer Dryer



When You Have Finished Using Your Washer Dryer

  • Unplug the machine from the power socket.
  • Wipe around the door and in the rubber gasket to remove any remaining water/ condensation, lint and foreign matter.
  • Turn off the taps to prevent the chance of flooding should a hose burst.


Cleaning Your Washer Dryer

Before you start cleaning your washer dryer, ensure that it is disconnected from the power (ie unplug the machine from the power socket).


Cleaning The Control Panel and Outer Surfaces of The Washer Dryer

Use a soft damp cloth to wipe all surfaces, then wipe dry. Avoid using chemical or scouring cleaners, as these will damage the paint and plastic surfaces of your washer dryer.


Cleaning the Detergent Dispenser Drawer

Wipe out the detergent dispenser drawer with a damp cloth. Clean it regularly, especially if you use fabric softener. To remove the drawer, pull it open, push down on the tab in the fabric softener compartment and pull out. Rinse it out under warm water and replace.


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Removing the dispenser drawer for cleaning


Cleaning the Inside of Your Washer Dryer

It is important that you regularly clean the inside of your machine using the ‘Drum Clean’ cycle. After 100 cycles the Basket Clean.PNG icon will flash every time you turn your washer dryer on to remind you to do this. If your washer dryer starts to smell this is a sign that you should complete a ‘Drum Clean’ cycle. We recommend that you do not have any items in the washer dryer when you run this cycle.

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‘Drum Clean’ cycle


Cleaning Steps

  1. Add approximately 2 full scoops of a good quality powdered detergent directly into the main wash detergent compartment of the dispenser drawer (marked Liquid Detergent Compartment.PNG) or use a drum cleaning product specifically designed for front loading washing machines (follow manufacturer’s instructions).
  2. Press ‘POWER’ to turn your machine on and select the ‘Drum Clean’ cycle.
  3. Touch Start_Pause Button.JPG to start the cycle (refer to the ‘Wash and dry cycles’ section).


Cleaning the Drum and the Door

  • Use a soft damp cloth to wipe the door, cleaning any water marks or residue off it.
  • Wipe the rubber seal around the door. Remove any items or lint accumulating in the bottom of the seal catchment and wipe out any water accumulated here. If this is not cleaned out, unpleasant odours will develop.
  • If the drum has any residual dirt or lint stuck to it, remove this and wipe the drum clean. Do not leave any metal objects in the drum as these may rust and cause staining.
  • WD8560F1 has a self cleaning door flush that directs a portion of the rinse water over the door during various stages of the cycle to help to clean hair and insolubles from the inside of the door and surrounding parts. We still recommend that you manually clean it with a soft cloth periodically as per the instructions above. 


Cleaning the Pump Filter

The pump has a filter to trap foreign objects that enter the washer dryer along with clothing. The pump filter can be accessed from the front of the washer dryer.


To Clean the Filter:

This should be cleaned out approximately once a month.

  1. Turn the power off and unplug the machine.
  2. Use a coin to open the filter cover. Place the edge of the coin into the slot and tilt upwards whilst levering the cover open.
  3. Unhook the pump outlet hose and pull it out (about 150mm). Remove the plug and allow any water (approximately 250ml) to drain into a shallow dish.
  4. After the draining process is complete, replace the plug into the hose and refit the hose back into the housing.
  5. Remove the filter by turning anti-clockwise. Clean and rinse under a tap.
  6. Replace the filter by turning clockwise until the white mark on the filter is in line with the white line on the pump housing.
  7. Make sure the propeller is freely moving at the back of the filter cavity, remove any foreign objects.
  8. Close the filter cover.

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Drain residual water

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Replacing filter


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White mark on filter must be in line with white line on pump housing


Cleaning the Hose

The hose has a filter in it, preventing any solid contaminants in the water entering your washer dryer. Occasionally you should disconnect the water inlet hose where it connects to the taps, check for any build up of dirt and wash this out.


Nappy Sanitisers/Bleach

Nappy sanitisers and bleach are very corrosive to metal surfaces. DO NOT tip the contents of a nappy bucket into your machine. Rinse and wring items out thoroughly before placing them in the machine.


Moving Your Washer Dryer

If you need to move your washer dryer a considerable distance (eg moving house), remember to replace the transit bolts before moving it. These will protect internal components of the washer dryer from damage.

To replace the transit bolts, pull out the bolt-hole covers at the back of the machine. Push the transit bolt rubber grommets and plastic spaces into the hole left and tighten it with the spanner provided with the product.

Make sure any water in the washer dryer is drained out. This can be done by cleaning out the pump filter (refer to ‘Caring for your washer dryer’ section ‘Cleaning the pump filter’).

  • Leave the door to your washer dryer open when it is not in use to allow the washer dryer to dry out, otherwise it will develop unpleasant odours. When leaving the door open like this, it is extremely important that children and pets are kept away from the washer dryer so they cannot be accidentally trapped inside it.
  • Aside from the detergent dispenser, water hose, and the pump filter, no other parts are designed to be removed from the machine for cleaning. Do not attempt to remove any other part of the machine.




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