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Technika VDW6 User Manual

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Category: Dishwasher
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Code: 0120505116

12-Place setting Dishwasher



2 year Warranty

Customer Care Centre: 1800 333 244


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Carefully read the instructions contained in this manual, as it pro-

vides information that is essential to safe and proper installation,

use and maintenance of this appliance.


This appliance complies with the following EEC


-73/23/EEC of 19/02/73(Low Voltage)and subsequent


-   8 9 / 3 3 6 / E E C   o f   0 3 / 0 5 / 8 9   ( E l e c t r o m a g n e t i c

Compatibility) and subsequent modifications.

- Carefully remove and dispose of the packing material.

- Check to make sure that the appliance is not damaged. If in

  doubt, contact the retailer it was purchased from.

- This dishwasher is designed for washing household dishes and

  cooking utensils.

- Do not install this appliance outdoors exposed to the rain and

  elements, even if a roof covers the area.

- Do not lean or sit on the door when it is open, as it may overturn

  the dishwasher.

- Do not touch the heating element during or after a wash cycle.

- If the appliance malfunctions, turn off water supply to the appliance

  and disconnect the plug from the wall socket and refer to the

  section entitled, "Troubleshooting". If you cannot solve the problem,

  contact an authorised service centre.

Safety Is Very Important

- Only selected service centres are authorised to make repairs.

- Any appliances being discarded must be made inoperable by

  cutting the power supply cord and removing the door lock.

- If the power cord is damaged, it must be replaced by an original

  assembly available from the manufacturer or an authorised

  service cenire.

- Do not use extension cords or multiple sockets.

- The plug must be accessible after installation.

- During installation the power cord must not be bent or flattened


- If the appliance is not operating properly,disconnect the

  appliance from the power supply.

Warning: Dishwasher detergents can be extremely danger-

ous if swalloeed.Avoid contact with skin and eyes and keep

children away from the dishwasher when the door is open.

Check that the detergent receptacle is empty after comple-

tion of the wash cycle.

To maintain the EFFICIENCY and SAFETY of this appliance:

- Only call a authorised service centre.

- Always use original Spare Parts.

- Children and infirm must be supervised at all times during use of

  the dishwasher by an adult.

Close-up View (Control Panel)



Power Light

Power Button

Dial For Selecting Cycle

Handle For Opening Door




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Close-up View (Interior)





Upper Rack

Rack Height Adjustor

Top Spray Arm

Lower Rack




Washing Filter

Bottom Spraye Arm

Detergent and Rinse Aid Dispenser

Technical Characteristics


60 cm


60 cm


85 cm


12 standard place settings

Mains water pressure


Power voltage

 220-240V~   50Hz


Total absorber power


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Detergent and Rinse Aid


(Powder recommended only)

Detergent (Powder recommended only)

Detergent specifically intended for use with dishwashers must

be used. The dispenser must be refilled before the start of each

wash cycle following the instructions provided in the "Wash Cycle

Table." The detergent dispenser is located on the inside panel

the door.

Loading the detergent

To open the "A" cover on the dispenser, press the "B" button.

The detergent for the wash cycle should be poured into the "C"


After the detergent has been placed in the dispenser, close the

cover and press down until it clicks in place.


NOTE: Remove excess detergent from the edges of the

dispenser before closing the lid.

Rinse Aid

This product makes dishes sparkle and helps them to dry with-

out spotting. The dispenser is located on the inside panel of the

door and should be filled after every 80 wash cycle (or when the

rinse aid indicator light comes on for models with this feature).

Loading the Rinse Aid

To open the dispenser, turn the "C" cap in an anti-clockwise

direction and then pour in the rinse aid, making sure not to overfill.

The amount of rinse aid used for each cycle, turn the dosage

adjuster "F", beneath the cap, with a screwdriver. There are 6

different settings; the normal dosage setting is 3.


Proper dosage of the rinse aid improves drying.

If drops of water remain on the dishes or spotting occurs, the

dosage adjuster should be turned to a higher setting.

If the dishes have white streaks, turn the dosage adjuster to a

lower setting.






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Loading the Dishwasher

Lower Rack

Upper Rack

Load for 12 Standard Settings

Before placing the dishes in the dishwasher, remove the larger

food particles to prevent the filter from becoming clogged.

If the pots and pans have baked-on food that is extremely hard to

remove, we recommend they are soaked before washing. This will

eliminate the need for extra wash cycles.

Pull out the rack to load the dishwasher.

The lower rack

Place the most difficult to clean items on the bottom rack: pots,

pans, lids, serving dishes and bowls.

It is preferable to place serving dishes and lids on the sides of the

racks in order to avoid blocking the rotation of the top spray arm.

- Pots, serving bowls, etc. must always be placed face down.

- Deep pots should be tilted to allow the water to flow out.

The upper rack

The upper rack is designed to hold more delicate and lighter dishes,

such as glasses, cups and saucers, plates and small bowls.

- Position the dishes so that they do not get moved by the spray of


To adjust the height of the upper rack, rotate the caps located on

the end of the rack guide rails to the side, remove the rack com-

pletely and refit using the alternate set of whells (see fig.B).

Adjust the upper basket to the higher level to allow more height in

the bottom basket for large items.





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Turning  on the Appliance

Starting a wash cycle

- Make sure that the appliance is plugged in and switched on.

- Make sure that the water supply is turned on.

- Load the detergent (see the section entitled, "Detergent and

  Rinse Aid" on page 3).

- Turn the timer dial located on the right of the control panel in

  a clockwise direction until it points to the number or symbol

  of the cycle required (see the section entitled, "Wash Cycle

  chart" on page 7).

- Press the Power button, the Power light will turn on and

  the wash cycle will begin.

Cancelling or changing a wash cycle setting

A cycle that is underway can only be changed if it has been

running for a short time. Otherwise, the detergent may have al-

ready been used, and the appliance may have already drained

the wash water. If this is the case, the detergent dispenser must

be refilled (see the paragraph entitled, "Loading the Detergent"

on page 3).

Press the Power button, and the on light will turn off. Rotate the

dial in a clockwise direction to the desired cycle setting (see the

section entitled: Starting a wash cycle


. Then, turn the dish-

washer back on using the Power button.

If you forget to load some of  the dishes

The wash cycle can be paused by pressing the Power button.

You can then load additional dishes and turn the appliance back

on. The cycle willcontinue from where it left off.

Wait a few minutes before unloading the dishwasher to avoid

handling the dishes and utensils while they are still hot and more

susceptible to breakage. They will also dry better.

At the end of  the wash cycle

When the dial stops turning and is pointing to a STOP mark (see

fig), the cycle has finished. Turn the appliance off using the Power

button, turn off the water supply and open the door of the




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It is important to try and run the dishwasher when it is fully

   loaded to save on energy.

Rather than run a full cycle for a half load, you can run the

  Pre-rinse cycle which will prevent odours from forming and

  food from caking onto the dishes.

- Choose the right wash cycle: the choice of cycle depends on

  the type of dishware, cookware and utensils being washed

  and how dirty they are.

Energy Saving Tips

- Use the right amount of detergent: if you use too much detergent,

  the result will not be cleaner dishes, but, rather, a greater nega-

  tive impact on the environment.

How to Keep Your Dishwasher in Shape

After Every Wash

After every wash, turn off the water supply to the appliance and

leave the door slightly ajar so that moisture and odors are not

trapped inside.

Remove the Plug

Before cleaning or performing maintenance, always remove the

plug from the socket.

Solvents or Abrasive Cleaning Products

Do not use solvents or abrasive cleaning products to clean the

exterior and rubber parts of the dishwasher, use only a cloth and

warm soapy water.

To remove spots or stains from the surface of the interior, use a

cloth dampened with water and a little white vinegar, or a clean-

ing product made specifically for dishwashers.

When You Go on Holiday

When you go on holiday, it is recommended that you run a wash

cycle with the dishwasher empty and then remove the plug from

the socket, turn off the water supply and leave the door of the

appliance slightly ajar. This will help the seals last longer and

prevent odours from forming.

Moving the Appliance

If the appliance must be moved, try to keep it in the vertical

position. If absolutely necessary, it can be laid on its back.


One of the reasons that odours form in the dishwasher is that

food get trapped in the seals. Periodic cleaning with a sponge

will prevent this.




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Wash Cycle Table  (Powder recommended only)












Very dirty dishes, pots and


(Not to be used with delicate


For dishes that only require

a rinse and dry.

Economic cycle for delicate

items. Run immediately after

dishes are used.

Pre-rinse of dishes while

waiting for a full load.

Cold pre-wash.

Cold rinse.

Extended 50




Hot rinse



Hot rinse



Wash at 50








Hot Rinse



Short cold rinse to prevent

food residue from drying on

the dishes.





Normally load of dirty dishes,

pots and pans. Standard

daily cycle.

Cold rinse.

Extended 50




Hot rinse





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Cleaning and Special Maintenance

Filter Assembly

For the best performance and results, the filter assembly must

be keep clean.

The filter removes food particles  from the wash water, allowing

the water to be recirculated during the cycle. For this reason, it is

a good idea to remove any food particles trapped in the filter

after each wash cycle by rinsing the semi-circular filter and cup

("A") under running water. To remove the filter assembly, pull

the handle in an upward direction. The entire filter assembly (made

up of the semicircular filter "A" and the fine filter "B") should be

cleaned at least once a month use a soft brush. To reassemble,

inset the entire assembly into the dishwasher, locate it correctly

in its seat and pressing downward.

The dishwasher must not be used without the filters. Improper

replacement of the filters may reduce the performance of the


Cleaning the Spray Arms

Food particles may become encrusted on the spray arms and block

the hole (see "Close up view [interior]" on page 3, letters C-E ).

Check the spray arms periodically and clean them when needed.

If the dishwasher does not function or does not function correctly,

check the following before calling for assistance.

The Dishwasher Does Not Start

- Is the plug pushed into the socket correctly?

- Is the power on in the house?

- Is the door closed properly?

- Is the Power switch "ON"?

- Is the water supply turned on?

The Dishwasher Does Not Fill with Water

Have you checked whether:

- the water is turned on and the hose is connected properly;

- the water supply to the houses on and has sufficient pressure;

- the water supply hose is crimped or bent;

- the filter for the water supply hose is clogged.

The Dishes Are Not Clean

- Is the drain hose kinked or bent?

- Has the detergent been dispensed?

- Are the spray arm holes blocked?

- Are the spray arms rotating?

The Dishwasher Does Not Drain

- Is the drain hose kinked or bent?

Lime Deposits or a White Film Form on the Dishes

- Is the rinse aid dosage is correct?

If, despite all these checks, the dishwasher still does not function

and/or the problem persists, contact your nearest authorised ser-

vice centre and provide them with the following information:

- The nature of the problem;

- The model number (Mod...) and the serial number (S/N...),

  which are located on the side of the inner part of the door.

- Technika Pty Ltd: 1800 333 244.




Cleaning the Water Inlet Filter

Periodically clean the water inlet filter located in the inlet hose where

it screws onto the tap.

- Turn off the water tap, unscrew the hose, remove the filter and

clean it carefully under running water. Then refit the filter and tighten

the hose back into position on the tap.



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Positioning the Appliance

Position the appliance in the desired location. The back should

rest against the wall, and the sides along the adjacent cabinets

or walls. The dishwasher is equipped with water supply and drain

hoses that can be positioned to the right or left to allow correct


Levelling the Appliance

Once the appliance is positioned, adjust the feet (screwing them

in or out) of level the dishwasher. The appliance should not be

inclined more than 2 degrees to ensure proper performance.

Cold Water Connection (only)

Connect the cold water supply hose to a threaded 3/4 bsp connector

and make sure that it is fastened tightly (see fig.1).

If the water pipes are new or have not been used for an extended

period of time, let the water run first, till it is clear and free of

impurities. Otherwise the water inlet filter may get blocked.

650KPa Pressure limiting Valve is required.


The plastic hose support must be fastened to the wall to pre-

vent the drain hose from moving.

Electrical Connection

After making sure that the voltage and frequency in the home cor-

respond to those on the rating plate of the appliance (located on

the side of the stainless steel inner door) and that the electrical

system can cope with the maximum voltage on the rating plate,

insert thr plug into an earthed electrical socket.

Drain Hose Connection

Insert the drain hose into a drain pipe with a minimum diameter of

40mm, or let it run into the sink. Use the plastic support that comes

with the appliance (see fig .2) and ensure there are no tight bends

or kinks. The free end of the hose must be at a height between 40

and 100 cm and must not be immersed in water.



MAX 100

MIN 40





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WR: Wiring box    IG: Power switch    IS: Door switch    P1: Water level switch    LS: Power indicator

PS: Drain pump    EV1: Inlet valve    D-Ed: Dispenser    TS.50: 50


C Thermostat

ITR: Overheat thermostat    R: Heater      ML: Washing motor  MT: Timer motor    IAQS: overflow switch