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Before you do your first wash

Before you start, it is a good idea to go through the following checklist:

  1. Have the packaging and transit bolts been removed?

  2. Is the drain hose threaded through the ‘U bend’ (with no more than 20mm extended) and hooked into your standpipe or tub, or attached to a spigot?

  3. Is the hot hose connected to the hot valve (colour-coded orange, if present)? Is the cold hose connected to the cold valve (colour-coded white)? Have the taps been turned on?

  4. Is the machine correctly levelled, feet are locked and cabinet corners clear of the floor and walls?

  5. Has the power cord been connected to an appropriate power supply and the power turned on?

  6. Have you performed the installation test cycle?

  7. We recommend you complete your first cycle with a half-load amount of detergent and without a load in order to remove any residues remaining in the machine from the manufacturing process.


You must ensure all 4 transit bolts have been removed from your washer before you start using it. If the transit bolts are not removed, they will damage your washer and YOUR MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY WILL BE COMPROMISED.

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