Tips for Washing Machines
  • 1Preparing laundry

    • Laundry items with metal attachments such as, underwire bras, belt buckles or metal buttons will damage the machine. Remove the metal pieces or wash the items in a laundry bag or pillow case.

    • Remove all items in pockets such as coins, pens, and paper clips. Turn pockets inside out and brush. Such objects may damage the product or cause excessive noise.

    • Put small items such as infant"s socks or nylon stockings in a laundry bag or pillow case.

    • Place curtains without compressing them. Remove curtain hooks.

    • Fasten zippers, sew loose buttons, and mend rips and tears.

    • Wash "machine washable" or "hand washable" labeled products only with the appropriate programme.

    • Do not wash colours and whites together. New, dark coloured cottons release a lot of dye. Wash them separately.

    • Tough stains must be treated properly before washing. If unsure, check with a dry cleaner.

    • Use only dyes/colour changers and limescale removers suitable for machine wash. Always follow the instructions on the package.

    • Wash trousers and delicate clothes inside out.

    • Keep laundry items made of Angora wool in the freezer for a few hours before washing. This will reduce piling.

    • Laundry that is extensively subject to materials like flour, lime dust, milk powder must be shaken off before being placed into the machine. Such dusts and powders on the laundry may build up on the inner parts of the machine over time and can cause damage.

  • 2Correct load capacity

    • The maximum load capacity depends on the type of laundry, the degree of soiling, and the washing program you wish to use.

    • The machine automatically adjusts the amount of water according to the weight of the loaded laundry. However, always observe information given in the "Programme and consumption table" because excessive loading will reduce the machine"s performance. Moreover, noise and vibration problems may occur.

  • 3Loading laundry

    • Open the loading door.

    • Place laundry items loosely into the machine.

    • Push the loading door to close until you hear the locking click. Ensure that no items are caught in the door.

    • The loading door locks while programme is running. The door can only be opened a short while after the program comes to an end.

    • In case of mis-loading laundry, noise and vibration problems may occur in the machine.

    • Do not load more than 1 double fibre duvet (200 x 200 cm).

    • Do not wash items containing cotton such as duvets, pillows and etc.

    • If you attempt to wash bulky items such as carpets or rugs, except for bedding, permanent damages may occur to your machine.

  • 4Using detergent and softener

    The detergent drawer is composed of three compartments:

      (I) for prewash

      (II) for main wash

      (III) for softener

      (*) in addition, there is a siphon piece in the softener compartment.

  • 5Detergent, softener and other cleaning agents

    • Add detergent and softener before starting the washing program.

    • Never open the detergent drawer while the washing programme is running!

    • When using a programme without prewash, do not put detergent in the prewash compartment (compartment no. I).

    • In a programme with prewash, do not use liquid detergent in the prewash compartment (compartment no. I).

    • Do not select a programme with prewash if you are using a detergent bag or dispensing ball. Place the detergent bag or the dispensing ball directly amongst the laundry in the machine.

    • If you are using liquid detergent, do not forget to place the liquid detergent cup into the main wash compartment (compartment no. II).

  • 6Detergent selection

    The type of detergent to be used depends on the type and colour of fabric.

    • Use different detergents for coloured and white clothes.

    • Wash your delicate clothes only with special detergents (liquid detergent, wool shampoo, etc.) for use solely with delicate clothes.

    • When washing dark coloured clothes and quilts, it is recommended to use liquid detergent.

    • Wash woolens with special detergent made specifically for woolens. Use only detergents manufactured specifically for washing machines. Do not use soap powder.

  • 7Adjusting detergent amount

    The amount of washing detergent to be used depends on the amount of laundry, the degree of soiling and water hardness. Read the manufacturer"s instructions on the detergent package carefully and follow the recommended amounts.

    • Do not use amounts exceeding the recommended quantities on the detergent package to avoid problems of excessive foam, poor rinsing, to ensure financial savings and finally, environmental protection.

    • Use less detergent for small amounts or lightly soiled clothes.

    • Use concentrated detergents with the recommended amount.

  • 8Using softeners

    • Pour the softener into the softener compartment of the detergent drawer.

    • Use the amounts recommended on the package.

    • Do not exceed the (>max<) level marking in the softener compartment.

    • If the softener has lost its liquidity, dilute it with some water before putting it into the detergent drawer.

  • 9Using liquid detergent

    If the product contains a liquid detergent cup:

    • Make sure that you have placed the liquid detergent cup in compartment # "II".

    • Use the detergent manufacturer"s measuring cup and follow the instructions on the package.

    • Use the amounts recommended on the package.

    • If the liquid detergent has lost its liquidity, dilute it with water before putting in the detergent cup.

  • 10No liquid detergent cup in the product

    • Do not use liquid detergent for the prewash in a programme with prewash.

    • Use the detergent manufacturer"s measuring cup and follow the instructions on the package.

    • Liquid detergent will stain your clothes when used with Delayed Start function. If you are going to use the Delayed Start function, do not use liquid detergent.

  • 11Using gel and tablet detergents

    When using tablets or gel-type detergents, read the manufacturer"s instructions on the detergent package carefully and follow the recommended values. If there are no instructions on the package, apply the following.

    • If the gel detergent thickness is fluid and your machine does not contain a special liquid detergent cup, put the gel detergent into the main wash detergent compartment during first water intake. If your machine comes with a liquid detergent cup, fill the detergent into this cup before starting the programme.

    • If the gel detergent thickness is not fluid or in the shape of capsule liquid tablet, put it directly into the drum before washing.

    • Put tablet detergents into the main wash compartment (compartment no II) or directly into the drum before washing. Tablet detergents may leave residue in the detergent compartment. If you encounter such a situation, place the tablet detergent in the bottom of the drumamong the laundry in subsequent washes. Use the tablet or gel detergent without selecting the prewash function.

  • 12Using starch

    • Add liquid starch, powdered starch or dyes into the softener compartment as instructed on the package.

    • Do not use softener and starch together in a washing cycle.

    Wipe the inside of the machine with a damp and clean cloth after using starch.

  • 13Using bleach

    • Select a programme with prewash and add the bleaching agent at the beginning of the prewash. Do not put detergent in the prewash compartment. As an alternative,select a programme with extra rinse time and add the bleaching agent while the machine is taking water from the detergent compartment during first rinsing step.

    • Do not use bleaching agent and detergent by mixing them.

    • Use just a small amount (approx. 50 ml) of bleaching agent and rinse clothes very well as it causes skin irritation. Do not pour the bleaching agent onto the clothes and do not use it for coloured clothes.

    • When using oxygen based bleaches, follow the instructions on the package and select a programme that washes at a lower temperature.

    • Oxygen based bleaches can be used together with detergents; however, if its thickness is not the same with the detergent, put the detergent first into the compartment no "II" in the detergent drawer and wait until the detergent flows while the machine is taking in water. Add the bleaching agent in the same compartment while the machine is still taking in water.

  • 14Using limescale remover

    • When required, use limescale removers manufactured specifically for washing machines only.

    • Always follow the instructions on the packaging.

  • 15Programme selection

    1. Select the programme suitable for the type, quantity and soiling degree of the laundry in accordance with the "Programme and consumption table" and the temperature table below.

    2. Select the desired programme with the Programme Selection button.

    • Programmes are limited with the highest spin speed appropriate for that particular type of fabric.

    • Sort the laundry according to type of fabric, colour, degree of soiling and permissible water temperature when choosing a program.

    • Always select the lowest required temperature. Higher temperature means higher power consumption.

  • 16Main programmes

    Depending on the type of fabric, use the following main programmes.

    • Cottons

    Use this programme for your cotton laundry (such as bed sheets, duvet and pillowcase sets, towels, bathrobes, underwear, etc.). Your laundry will be washed with vigorous washing action for a longer washing cycle.

    • Synthetics

    Use this programme to wash your synthetic clothes (shirts, blouses, synthetic/cotton blends, etc.). It washes with a gentle action and has a shorter washing cycle compared to the Cottons programme. For curtains and lace tulle, use the Synthetic 40°C program with prewash and anti-creasing functions selected. As their meshed texture causes excessive foaming, wash the veils/lace by putting a small amount of detergent into the main wash compartment. Do not put detergent in the prewash compartment.

    • Wool

    Use this programme to wash your woolen clothes. Select the appropriate temperature complying with the tags on your clothes. Use appropriate detergents for woolens.

  • 17Additional programmes

    For special cases, additional programmes are available in Beko Washing Machines. Additional programmes may differ according to the model of the machine.

    • Cotton Eco

    Use this program to wash your laundry washable in cottons program for a longer time, it still has a very good cleaning performance and it is good for savings purposes. Cotton Eco program consumes less energy compared to other cottons programs.

    • Baby

    Use this program to wash baby laundry, and the laundry that belongs to people with allergies. Increased hygiene is provided by a longer heating period and an additional rinse cycle.

    • Delicate

    You can wash your delicate clothes on with this program. It has more sensitive washing movements and does not make an intermediate spinning cycle compared to the "Synthetic" program. It must be used for clothes that recommend sensitive washing.

    • Hand Wash

    Use this programme to wash your woolen/delicate clothes that bear "not machine-washable" tags and for that hand washing is recommended. It washes laundry with a very gentle washing action so not to damage the clothes.

    • Express

    Use this program to wash your lightly soiled and stainless cotton clothes quickly.

    • Express 14

    Use this program to wash your small amounts of lightly soiled cotton clothes quickly.

    • Super 40

    This program washes for a longer period at 40°C and gives the same result as the "Cottons 60°C" program, thus saving energy. It is suitable for clothes that you cannot use with the "Cotton 60°C" program.

    • Shirt

    Use this programme to wash the shirts made of cotton, synthetics, and synthetic blended fabrics together.

    • Fashion

    You can use this program to wash your laundry that bears "viscose and viscose blended" labels or which is advised to be washed with delicate programs. It cleans your laundry without causing any deformation to them. Eg: Blouses, dresses, skirts and etc.

    • Sportswear

    This program is suitable for clothes worn for short periods of time such as sportswear. It is used to quickly wash a small amount of cotton/synthetic blended clothes.

    • Bedding

    Use this programme to wash your fiber duvets that bear the "machine washable" tag. Make sure that you have loaded the duvet correctly in order not to damage the machine or the duvet. Remove the duvet cover before loading into the machine. Fold the duvet in half and load it into the machine.

    Load the duvet into the machine paying attention so that it will not contact the door bellows.

  • 18Special programmes

    For specific applications, select any of the following programmes.

    • Rinse

    Use this programme when you want to rinse or starch separately.

    • Spin+Pump

    Use this programme to add an additional spin cycle for your laundry or to drain water from the machine. Before selecting this programme, select the desired spin speed and press Start / Pause / Cancel button. The machine will spin the laundry with the set spin speed and drain the water. If you wish to drain only the water without spinning your laundry, select the Pump+Spin programme and then select the No Spin function with the help of the Spin Speed Adjustment button. Press Start / Pause / Cancel button. You should use a lower spin speed for delicate laundry.

  • 19Cleaning and care

    Service life of the product will extend and frequency of problems will decrease if the product is cleaned at regular intervals.

  • 20Cleaning the loading door and the drum
    • Residues of softener, detergent and dirt may accumulate in your machine in time and may cause unpleasant odours and washing complaints. To avoid this, use the Drum Cleaning programme.
    • If your machine does not have the Drum Cleaning programme feature, use the Cotton-90 programme and select Additional Water or Extra Rinse auxiliary functions as well.
    • Before starting the programme, put 100 g max of powdered anti-limescale into the main wash detergent compartment (compartment no. II).
    • If the anti-limescale is in tablet form, put only one tablet into compartment no. II. Dry the inside of the bellow with a clean piece of cloth after the programme has come to an end.
    • Repeat the Drum Cleaning process in every 2 months.
    • Use an anti-limescale suitable for the washing machines.
    • After every washing make sure that no foreign substances are left in the drum.
  • 21Cleaning the body and control panel

    Wipe the body of the machine with soapy water or non-corrosive mild gel detergents as necessary, and dry with a soft cloth. Use only a soft and damp cloth to clean the control panel.

    Never use sponges or scrubbing materials. These will damage the painted and plastic surfaces.

  • 22Cleaning water intake filters

    There is a filter at the end of each water intake valve at the rear of the machine and also at the end of each water intake hose where they are connected to the tap. These filters prevent foreign substances and dirt in the water to enter the washing machine. Filters should be cleaned as they get dirty.

  • 23Cleaning detergent drawer

    Clean the detergent drawer at regular intervals as indicated below in order to prevent accumulation of powder detergent over time.

  • 24Draining any remaining water and cleaning the pump filter

    The filter system in your machine prevents solid items such as buttons, coins and fabric fibers clogging the pump impeller during discharge of washing water. Thus, the water will be discharged without any problem and the service life of the pump will be extended. If the machine fails to drain water, the pump filter is clogged.

    Filter must be cleaned whenever it is clogged or in every 3 months. Water must be drained off first to clean the pump filter. In addition, prior to transporting the machine (e.g., when moving to another house) and in cases of freezing temperatures, water may have to be completely drained.

    Foreign substances left in the pump filter may damage your machine or may cause noise problems.

    In order to clean the dirty filter and discharge the water;

    1. Unplug the machine to cut off the supply power. Temperature of the water inside the machine may rise up to 90 ºC. To avoid the risk of burning, the filter must be cleaned after the water in the machine cools down.

    2. Open the filter cap. If the filter cap is composed of two pieces, press the tab on the filter cap downwards and pull the piece out towards yourself.

    3. When the water inside the machine is gone, remove the filter completely by turning it.

    4. Clean any residues inside the filter as well as fibers, if any, around the pump impeller region.

    5. Install the filter. If your product has a water jet feature, make sure that the filter is seated in its housing in the pump. Never force the filter while replacing it into its housing. Seat the filter completely into place. Otherwise, water may leak from the filter cap.

    6. If the filter cap is composed of two pieces, close the filter cap by pressing the tab. If it is one piece, seat the tabs in the lower part into their places first, and then press the upper part to close.

    7. Clean Detergent Drawer as indicated below:

    1. Press the marked point on the siphon in the softener compartment and pull towards you until the compartment is removed from the machine. If more than normal amounts of water and softener mixture starts to gather in the softener compartment, the siphon must be cleaned.

    2. Wash the detergent drawer and the siphon with plenty of lukewarm water in a washbasin. Wear protective gloves or use an appropriate brush to avoid touching residue in the drawer with your skin when cleaning.

    3. Insert the drawer back into place after cleaning and make sure that it is well seated.

    8. Clean the drum of your washing machine as indicated below:

    1. If the channel on the bellow is clogged, clean the channel with a toothpick.

    2. Foreign metal substances in your machine will cause rust stains. Clean the stains on the drum surface by using cleaning agents for stainless steel. Never use steel wool or wire wool.

    9. Close the taps.

    10. Remove the nuts of the water intake hoses to access the filters on the water intake valves. Clean the filters with an appropriate brush. If the filters are too dirty, take them out by means of pliers and clean them.

    11. Remove the filters on the flat ends of the water intake hoses together with the gaskets and clean thoroughly under running water.

    12. Replace the gaskets and filters carefully into their place and tighten the hose nuts by hand.

    13. Pull the emergency draining hose from its seat.

    14. Place the hose end into a large container. Drain the water into the container by pulling out the plug at the end of the hose. When the container is full, block the inlet of the hose by replacing the plug. After the container is emptied, repeat the above procedure to completely drain the water from the machine.

    15. When draining of water is finished, close the end with the plug and fix the hose into place.

    16. Turn the pump filter to remove it.

    Discharging water when the product does not have an emergency drain hose:

    1. You can remove the filter cap by slightly pushing downwards with a thin plastic tipped tool, through the gap above the filter cover. Do not use metal tipped tools to remove the cap.

    2. Some of our products have and some do not have emergency draining hoses. Follow the steps below to discharge the water.

    Discharging the water when the product has an emergency draining hose:

    1. Place a large container in front of the filter to catch water from the filter.

    2. Loosen the pump filter (turning counter clockwise) until water starts to flow out. Fill the flowing water into the container you have placed in front of the filter. Always keep a piece of cloth handy to absorb any spilled water