Detergents and laundry
Detergent dispenser drawer
Garments requiring special care
Good washing results also depend on the correct dose of
detergent: adding too much detergent will not necessarily
result in a more efficient wash, and may in fact cause a
build up on the inside of your appliance and contribute to
Cotton Standard 20°: this wash cycle 4 ideal for light-
ly soiled cotton loads. The effective performance levels
achieved at cold temperatures, which are comparable to
washing at 40°, are guaranteed by a mechanical action
which operates at varying speed, with repeated and fre-
Baby Cycle: this wash cycle 7 can be used to remove the
soiling typically caused by babies, while ensuring that all
detergent is removed from nappies in order to prevent the
delicate skin of babies from suffering allergies. The cycle
has been designed to reduce the amount of bacteria by
using a greater quantity of water and optimising the effect
of special disinfecting additives added to the detergent.
At the end of the wash cycle, the machine will slowly rotate
the drum to prevent the formation of creases; to end the
cycle press the START/PAUSE button.
Do not use hand washing detergents because these create
too much foam.
washing, and for washing at temperatures over 60°C.
Open the detergent di-
Follow the instructions given on the detergent packaging.
Use powder detergent for white cotton garments, for pre-
spenser drawer and pour
in the detergent or washing
additive, as follows.
Shirts: use special wash cycle 8 to wash shirts in various
fabrics and colours.
It guarantees maximum care is taken of the garments and
minimises the formation of creases.
Lingerie Cycle: for undergarments of any colour, in any
fabric. Use special wash cycle 9.
Wool: the wool wash cycle on this Hotpoint-Ariston
machine has been tested and approved by The Woolmark
Company for washing wool garments labelled as hand wa-
shable provided that the garments are washed according
to the instructions on the garment label and those issued
by the manufacturer of this washing machine. Hotpoint is
the first washing machine brand to be approved by The
Woolmark Company for Apparel Care- Platinum for its wa-
shing performance and consumption of energy and water.
Do not pour detergent into the middle compartment (*).
Detergent should only be poured into the compartment 1.
compartment 1: Detergent for the wash cycle (powder
For best results liquid detergent should be poured in the
dispenser immediately before the start of the programme.
compartment 2: Additives (fabric softeners, etc.)
The fabric softener should not overflow the grid.
Preparing the laundry
Divide the laundry according to:
In UK, Eire, Hong Kong and India the Woolmark trade
mark is a Certification trade mark.
Silk: use special wash cycle 11 to wash all silk garments.
We recommend the use of special detergent which has
been designed to wash delicate clothes.
the type of fabric/the symbol on the label
the colours: separate coloured garments from whites.
Empty all garment pockets and check the buttons.
Do not exceed the listed values, which refer to the
weight of the laundry when dry: see “Table of wash
Curtains: fold curtains and place them in a pillow case or
mesh bag. Use wash cycle 11.
How much does your laundry weigh?
Load balancing system
sheet 400-500 g
Before every spin cycle, to avoid excessive vibrations and
to distribute the load in a uniform manner, the drum rotates
continuously at a speed which is slightly greater than the
washing rotation speed. If, after several attempts, the load
is not balanced correctly, the machine spins at a reduced
spin speed. If the load is excessively unbalanced, the
washing machine performs the distribution process instead
of spinning. To encourage improved load distribution and
balance, we recommend small and large garments are
mixed in the load.
pillow case 150-200 g
tablecloth 400-500 g
bathrobe 900-1200 g
towel 150-250 g