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Cleaning and Maintenance
Congratulations and thank you for purchasing a Teka appliance. You’ve chosen a product
that features over 90 years of innovation and the very best of European engineering, with
Teka founded in Germany in 1924. Intuitive and stylish, your Teka appliance has been
designed with you in mind meaning that you’ll get great results every time.
Welcome to the world of Teka.
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Teka is proudly distributed and represented by Residentia Group in Australia.
Teka recommends the use of original spare parts.
When contacting our customer service team, please ensure that you have the following
information at hand (which can be found on your appliances’ rating plate.
— Model Number; and,
— Serial Number.
P . 1300 11 4357
1. Conditions of use
This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar applications such as farm
houses or by clients in serviced apartments, holiday apartments and other residential type
2. Safety instructions
Before the installation and use of the appliance, carefully read the supplied instructions.
The manufacturer is not responsible if an incorrect installation and use causes injuries and
damages. Always keep the instructions with your appliance for future reference.
To prevent any damages to your and others’ life or property, you have to follow
the safety notes.
Caution, risk of fire!
2.1 Children & vulnerable people safety
Risk of suffocation, injury or permanent disability.
— This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with
reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if
they have been given supervision or instruction for the operation of the appliance by a
person who is responsible for their safety.
— Do not let children play with the appliance.
— Keep all packaging away from children.
— Keep all detergents away from children.
— Keep children and pets away from the appliance door when it is open.
— Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children without supervision.
— Remove all the packaging.
— Do not install or use a damaged appliance.
— Obey the installation instruction supplied with the appliance.
— Make sure that the floor where you install the appliance is flat, stable, heat resistant and
— Do not install or use the appliance where the temperature is less than 5°C or higher than
35°C, or a humid environment.
— Do not install the appliance behind a lockable door, a sliding door or a door with a hinge
on the opposite side, where the appliance door can not be fully opened.
— Always be careful when you move the appliance because it is heavy. Always wear safety
— Always move the appliance vertically.
— The rear surface of the appliance must be put against the wall.
— Make sure that there is air circulation between the appliance and the floor.
— Make sure the carpet does not obstruct the ventilation openings in the base of the
appliance (if applicable).
— Exhaust air must not be discharged into a flue which is used for exhausting fumes from
appliances burning gas or other fuels.
— If the tumble dryer is put on top of a washing machine, use the stacking kit. The stacking
kit, available from your authorized vendor, can be used only with the appliance specified
in the instructions, supplied with the accessory. Read it carefully before installation (Refer
to the Installation leaflet).
— Ensure you have good ventilation in the installation room to avoid the back flow of gases
into the room from appliances burning other fuels, including open fires.
— The appliance can be installed as freestanding or below the kitchen counter with correct
space (Refer to the Installation leaflet).
— When the appliance is put in its permanent position, check if it is fully level with the aid of
a spirit level. If it is not, adjust the feet until it is.
Risk of fire and electrical shock.
— The appliance must be earthed.
— Make sure that the electrical information on the rating plate agrees with the power
supply. If not, contact an electrician.
— Always use a correctly installed shockproof socket.
— Do not use multi-plug adapters and extension cables.
— Make sure not to cause damage to the mains plug and to the mains cable. Should the
appliance power supply cable need to be replaced, this must be carried out by our
— Connect the mains plug to the mains socket only at the end of the installation. Make sure
that there is access to the mains plug after the installation. Do not connect the appliance
plug with a power connection board.
— Do not pull the mains cable to disconnect the appliance. Always pull the mains plug.
— Do not touch the mains cable or the mains plug with wet hands.
— This appliance complies with the E.E.C. Directives.
2.3 Appliance use
Risk of fire, explosion, electric shock or damage to the appliance.
Before first use, leave the dryer to stand for 2 hours after transporting.
— Use this appliance in a household only.
— Do not change the specification of this appliance.
— The final part of the drying cycle occurs without heat (cool down cycle) to ensure that the
items will not be damaged. If you stop the appliance before the end of the drying cycle,
immediately remove and spread out all items, so that the heat can dissipate.
— If you use fabric softener or similar products, obey the instructions on the packaging.
— Do not run the appliance without a filter. Clean the lint filter before or after each use.
— Wipe away lint that has accumulated around the appliance.
— Do not dry the damaged items which contain padding or fillings.
— Do not dry items such as foam rubber (latex foam), shower caps, waterproof textiles,
rubber backed articles and clothes or pillows fitted with foam rubber pads.
— Before drying items that have been in contact with substances such as cooking oil,
acetone, alcohol , petrol, kerosene, spot removers, turpentine, waxes and wax removers,
wash them in hot water with an extra amount of detergent.
— Do not dry items in the appliance if industrial chemicals have been used for cleaning.
— Make sure that no gas lighters or matches have been left in the pockets of the clothing.
— Only dry fabrics which are applicable to dry in the tumble dryer. Follow the instructions
on the fabric label.
— Do not dry not washed items in the appliance.
— If you have washed your laundry with a stain remover start an extra rinse cycle before you
start the dryer.
— Do not drink or prepare food with the condensed water. It can cause health problems to
people and pets.
— Do not sit or stand on the open door.
— Obey the maximum load volume of 7 kg (refer to the “Programme chart” chapter).
— Do not dry dripping wet clothes in the tumble dryer.
— Oil-affected items can ignite spontaneously, especially when exposed to heat sources
such as in a tumble dryer. The items become warm, causing an oxidation reaction in the
oil. Oxidation creates heat. If the heat cannot escape, the items can become hot enough
to catch fire. Piling, stacking or storing oilaffected items can prevent heat from escaping
and create a fire hazard.
— If it is unavoidable that fabrics that contain vegetable or cooking oil or have been
contaminated by hair care products be placed in a tumble dryer they should first be
washed in hot water with extra detergent- this will reduce, but not eliminate, the hazard.
— Ensure all objects are removed from clothing pockets such as lighters and matches.
— Before first use, clean the inside of the drum with a soft fabric cloth and run the “Refresh”
programme with some clean rags inside. After finishing the cycle, please clean the lint
filter as per the instructions within this user manual.
Dry care symbols
Please pay attention to use the drying machine if the materials of your clothes can not be
dried by it or contain the symbols as follows:
2.4 Care and Cleaning
Risk of injury or damage to the appliance.
— Before maintenance, deactivate the appliance and disconnect the mains plug from the
— Do not use water spray and steam to clean the appliance.
— Clean the appliance with a moist soft cloth. Only use neutral detergents. Do not use
abrasive products, abrasive cleaning pads, solvents or metal objects.
2.5 Product Disposal
Risk of injury or suffocation.
— Disconnect the appliance from the mains supply.
— Cut off the mains cable and discard it.
— Remove the door catch to prevent children and pets to get closed in the appliance.
Always move the appliance cautiously. Do not use the machine door or the handle of the
water container, to lift the appliance.
2.7 Installation Positioning
— Ensure that your appliance is installed on solid and flat ground, in a level position.
— Please do not place the appliance on a slope, soft carpet or wooden floor.
— Your appliance should only be installed within an internal environment. Do not install the
— If the floor is obviously uneven, your appliance feet need to be adjusted. If your appliance
isn’t level, it will cause your appliance to vibrate, and potentially move from its position.
— Use a screwdriver to adjust the height of four machine legs to adjust the level of your
3. Product Components
4. Control Panel
Press 3 secs to set My Cycle
Programme selection dial
Specialty function buttons
5.1 Quick Start
Follow the procedure below to operate your dryer.
5.2 Clothing Weight Reference
The table below provides a weight reference for typical clothing items.
6. Programme Table
Delay / Time
These programme options are designed for use with cotton or linen fabrics.
To dry cotton clothing. Drying level: Extra Dry
Y / N
To dry cotton clothing. Drying level: Cupboard Dry
Y / N
To dry cotton clothing. Drying level: Applicable for Ironing
Y / N
To dry delicate laundry that is suitable for drying, or clothing which is
advised to be hand-washed at a lower temperature.
Y / N
These programme options are designed for use with synthetic and blended fabrics.
To dry thick or multi-layered synthetic fabrics.
Drying level: Extra Dry
Y / N
To dry thin synthetic fabrics which are not ironed (i.e. easy care shirts,
table linen, baby clothes, socks, etc).
Y / N
To dry thin synthetic fabrics which are also to be ironed (i.e. knitwear,
Y / N
Use with fluffy and fresh wool clothing to start the drying process.
Once the programme is complete, remove the clothes and allow them
to finish the drying process by air-drying.
Y / N
To dry jeans or leisure clothes that are spun at high speeds within the
Y / N
Designed for use when you cannot determine your clothing material.
Y / N
To dry sportswear, thin fabrics and polyester items which are not to be
Y / N
To dry easy care clothes such as shirts and blouses. Use with the
anti-crease option for minimum ironing effort. Once dried, hang your
items on a clothes hanger.
Y / N
Define and save your favourite programme settings.
Y / -
With these programme options, you can use manual timing option and set your desired
To warm clothes from a minimum of 10 minutes to a maximum of 120
minutes. (10 minute increments)
Y / Y
To air clothes without blowing hot air from a minimum of 10 minutes
to a maximum of 30 minutes.
(10 minute increments)
Y / Y
To refresh textiles that were in storage from a minimum of 20 minutes
to a maximum of 150 minutes.
(10 minute increments)
Y / Y
1 The Maximum Weights refer to dry items.
2 Energy labeling program: Cotton Extra is the programme used for the AS/NZS 2442
MEPS energy rating.
3 The programmes aboves are only recommendations and users can choose the
appropriate programme according to their personal requirements and habits. Thick
fabrics (i.e. bed linen, jeans, jackets, etc) are not easy to dry and the Jeans drying
programme along with the strongest intensity is strongly recommended.
7.1 Delay Function
Use this delay function to delay the drying programme from 0 to 24 hours. The delay time
means the programme will start after X hours. When the delay programme starts, the time
starts to decrease on the display and the “clock” icon blinks on your appliance display.
To activate the delay function:
— Load your clothing articles into your appliance and close the door.
— Press the On/Off button and use the programme selector dial to select your desired
— You can select the “Anti-Crease” or “Signal” functions by pressing the corresponding
buttons, according to your needs.
— Now press the “Delay” button.
— Continue to press the “Delay” button to set your desired delay time.
— Once your desired delay time is displayed, simply press the “Start/Pause” button and the
dryer will automatically begin your selected drying programme at the completion of your
set delay period.
— If you press the “Start/Pause” button once again, the delay function will be paused. To
cancel the delay function, press the “On/Off” button.
7.2 Time Function
When the Warm, Cool or Refresh drying programmes are selected, the Time button can be
used to adjust the drying time. Each press of the “Time” button will adjust the drying time in
10 minute increments.
7.3 Intensity Function
Your appliance features a drying intensity control, allowing you to adjust the dryness level of
your laundry. The Intensity function has four levels, indicated by the icons below.
— The drying time increase by 3 minutes with each level.
— The Intensity function can only be activated before the drying programme is started.
— Press the Intensity button repeatedly to select the desired intensity (and drying time).
— The Intensity function can be used for all programmes except Cotton Iron, Quick,
Synthetic Iron, Baby Care, Warm, Cool and Refresh.
7.4 My Cycle Function
The My Cycle function can be used to define and save your favourite drying programme for
easier selection in the future (i.e. Use this function to save your most frequently used drying
To set your My Cycle function:
— Use the programme selector dial to select your required programme and select any other
— Press and hold the “Intensity” button for 3 seconds until the display flashes, indicating
that your desired
programme has been saved.
— To use your preset My Cycle, simply turn the programme selector dial to the My Cycle
position and press the “Start/Pause” button to begin.
— If you wish to change your My Cycle settings, simply repeat the steps above at any time.
7.5 Light Function
Your Teka Heat Pump Dryer has an integrated light inside the drum to assist with viewing
Press the “Light” button to activate the internal light for 3 minutes when the door is closed
or the dryer is in operation, or 1 minute when the door is open.
7.6 Signal Function
This function allows you to turn the audible tone on or off, to indicate that your drying
programme is complete. By default the audible signal is set to On.
When the Signal function is on, your appliance will make an audible tone when:
— The extra function buttons are pressed (i.e. Speed Dry, Anti-Crease, etc).
— If the dryer is operating and the programme selector knob is turned, the appliance will
make an audible tone to alert the user that an invalid choice has been made.
— At the completion of a drying programme, an audible tone will sound.
7.7 Anti-Crease Function
At the end of a drying programme, the anti-crease operation time is 30 minutes (by default)
or 120 minutes (if selected).
The “Anti-Crease” light shall illuminate when the function is selected. This function helps
to prevent the laundry from creases. The laundry can be removed during the anti-crease
phase. All programmes have the ability to use this function, except for Cool, Refresh and
7.8 Child Lock
Your appliance features a child lock, preventing children from pressing keys or changing the
To activate the child lock:
— When the appliance is in operation, press and hold the “Anti-Crease” and “Signal”
buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds. Once activated, the display will show the Child
— Whilst the Child Lock is activated, pressing of buttons won’t effect the dryer.
— To deactivate the Child Lock, simply press and hold the “Anti-Crease” and “Signal”
buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds. The Child Lock indicator icon will switch off the
8. Cleaning Proceedures
8.1 Door Lint Filter
As with all clothes dryers, your lint filter should be cleaned after each use.
— Lint accumulates on the lint filter and will block the air circulation. This effects the
performance of your clothes dryer and will extend the required drying time.
— Always disconnect the power cord before cleaning!
— Do not operate the dryer without the lint filter installed!
— Clean the lint filter after each use .
To clean the lint filter:
— Ensure the dryer has cooled down after any recent operation.
— Unplug the appliance.
— Open the appliance door.
— Take out the lint filter and wipe off any accumulated lint and fibres with your hand, or rinse
the filter with water and dry thoroughly.
— Re-install the lint filter.
8.2 Cleaning the Base Filter
— Ensure the dryer has cooled down after any recent operation.
— Unplug the appliance.
— Open the base filter cover, as illustrated below.
— Unscrew the two locking levers, rotating them towards each other.
— Completely clean the base filter using the same method as described in 8.1.
— Reinsert the base filter and re-screw the locking levers in place.
— Close the base filter flap, until it locks in position.
Never operate the dryer without the filters installed.
8.2 Cleaning the Heat Exchanger
If you frequently use your appliance, it is recommended to clean the heat exchanger
approximately once every two months. Be careful not to damage the air heat exchanger and
please use gloves.
The lint and fluff can easily be removed when first lightly dampened.
8.3 Empty the water container
After each use, the water container should be emptied.
— Hold and pull out the water container using two hands.
— Tilt the water container, pouring out the condensed water in to a sink.
— Re-insert the water container into the appliance.
If the container requires emptying during operation, the programme will pause and the
icon will flash on the display. Follow the process above to empty the container and
restart the programme by pressing the “Start/Pause” button.
— Do not drink the condenser water.
— Do not operate the dryer without the water container in place.
8.4 Error Alarms
Only authorised technicians can carry out repairs.
Before contacting our customer service team, please refer to the table below to see if your
fault can be fixed by yourself. Should a service technician visit be arranged and its found
there are no faults with the appliance, a call out charge will apply.
Display isn’t turning on.
— Check that the mains plug is inserted and switched on
at the power point.
— Check that a programme is selected on the programme
— Check that the relevant fuse hasn’t blown.
indicator is flashing
— Empty the water container as per the steps in 8.3 within
this user manual.
indicator is flashing
— Clean lint filter.
Dryer doesn’t start
— Check the start button has selected.
— Check the appliance door has closed.
— Check that the programme has been set.
Water is running out of the
— Align dryer horizontally.
— Clear air condenser and door seals.
Door is opening by itself
— Press the door door closed until it “clicks” into position.
— Ensure that the dryer hasn’t been overloaded with
Degree of dryness was not
reached or drying time too
— Clean the lint filter and wash the condenser.
— Empty the water container.
— Clean the moisture sensors.
— Try using a higher drying programme next time.
If the above steps don’t resolve your issue or you cannot resolve the fault by yourself:
— Press the “On/Off” button,
— Switch off the appliance at the power outlet and remove the plug,
— Call our customer service team.
10. Technical Data
+5°C - + 35°C
595 x 622 x 845 mm
Rated drying capacity
— Contains fluorinated greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol. Hermetically
— The rated capacity is the maximum capacity of dry clothes. Refer to the Programme table
for maximum loadings specific to each programme.
— Do not install the dryer in a room where there is a risk of a frost occurring. At
temperatures around freezing point, the dryer may not be able to operate properly.
— There is a risk of damage if the condensed water is allowed to freeze in the pump, or
11. WARRANTY TERMS & CONDITIONS
—TEKA LAUNDRY APPLIANCES
This document sets out the terms and conditions of the product warranties for Residentia
Group Appliances. It is an important document. Please keep it with your proof of purchase
documents in a safe place for future reference should you require service for your
1. IN THIS WARRANTY
a) ‘acceptable quality’ as referred to in clause 10 of this warranty has the same
meaning referred to in the ACL;
b) ‘ACL’ means Trade Practices Amendment (Australian Consumer Law) Act (No.2)
c) ‘Appliance’ means any Residentia Group product purchased by you accompanied
by this document;
d) ‘ASR’ means Residentia Group authorised service representative;
e) ‘Residentia Group’ means Residentia Group Pty Ltd of 7/32 Wangaratta Street,
Richmond, Victoria 3121, ACN 600 546 656 in respect of Appliances purchased in
f ) ‘major failure’ as referred to in clause 10 of this warranty has the same meaning
referred to in the ACL and includes a situation when an Appliance cannot be
repaired or it is uneconomic for Residentia Group, at its discretion, to repair an
Appliance during the Warranty Period;
g) ‘Warranty Period’ means:
i) where the Appliance is used for personal, domestic or household use (i.e. normal
single family use) as set out in the instruction manual, the Appliance is warranted
against manufacturing defects for 24 months, following the date of original
purchase of the Appliance;
h) ‘you’ means the purchaser of the Appliance not having purchased the Appliance
for re-sale, and ‘your’ has a corresponding meaning.
2. This warranty only applies to Appliances purchased and used in Australia and is in
addition to (and does not exclude, restrict, or modify in any way) any non excludable
statutory warranties in Australia.
3. During the Warranty Period Residentia Group or its ASR will, at no extra charge if your
Appliance is readily accessible for service, without special equipment and subject
to these terms and conditions, repair or replace any parts which it considers to be
defective. Residentia Group or its ASR may use remanufactured parts to repair your
Appliance. You agree that any replaced Appliances or parts become the property of
Residentia Group. This warranty does not apply to light globes, batteries, filters or
similar perishable parts.
4. Parts and Appliances not supplied by Residentia Group are not covered by this
5. You will bear the cost of transportation, travel and delivery of the Appliance to and
from Residentia Group or its ASR. If you reside outside of the service area, you will
bear the cost of:
a) travel of an authorised representative;
b) transportation and delivery of the Appliance to and from Residentia Group or its
ASR, in all instances, unless the Appliance is transported by Residentia Group or
its ASR, the Appliance is transported at the owner’s cost and risk while in transit to
and from Residentia Group or its ASR.
6. Proof of purchase is required before you can make a claim under this warranty.
7. You may not make a claim under this warranty unless the defect claimed is due
to faulty or defective parts or workmanship. Residentia Group is not liable in the
following situations (which are not exhaustive):
a) the Appliance is damaged by:
ii) misuse or abuse, including failure to properly maintain or service
iii) normal wear and tear
iv) power surges, electrical storm damage or incorrect power supply
v) incomplete or improper installation
vi) incorrect, improper or inappropriate operation
vii) insect or vermin infestation
viii) failure to comply with any additional instructions supplied with the Appliance;
b) the Appliance is modified without authority from Residentia Group in writing;
c) the Appliance’s serial number or warranty seal has been removed or defaced;
d) the Appliance was serviced or repaired by anyone other than Residentia Group, an
authorised repairer or ASR.
8. This warranty, the contract to which it relates and the relationship between you
and Residentia Group are governed by the law applicable where the Appliance was
9. To the extent permitted by law, Residentia Group excludes all warranties and liabilities
(other than as contained in this document) including liability for any loss or damage
whether direct or indirect arising from your purchase, use or non use of the Appliance.
10. For Appliances and services provided by Residentia Group in Australia, the
Appliances come with a guarantee by Residentia Group that cannot be excluded
under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund
for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss
or damage. You are also entitled to have the Appliance repaired or replaced if the
Appliance fails to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major
failure. The benefits to you given by this warranty are in addition to your other rights
and remedies under a law in relation to the Appliances or services to which the
11. At all times during the Warranty Period, Residentia Group shall, at its discretion,
determine whether repair, replacement or refund will apply if an Appliance has a valid
warranty claim applicable to it.
12. To enquire about claiming under this warranty, please follow these steps:
a) carefully check the operating instructions, user manual and the terms of this
b) have the model and serial number of the Appliance available;
c) have the proof of purchase (e.g. an invoice) available;
d) telephone the numbers shown below.
13. You accept that if you make a warranty claim, Residentia Group and its ASR may
exchange information in relation to you to enable Residentia Group to meet its
obligations under this warranty.
Before calling for service, please ensure that the steps in point 12 have
Service Centre: 1300 11 HELP (4357)
1300 11 SPARE (7277)
The Australian Consumer Law requires the inclusion of the following statement with this warranty:
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are
entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably
foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to
be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.