GBCare and maintenance
Cutting off the water and electricity
• Turn off the water tap after every wash cycle. This will
limit wear on the hydraulic system inside the washing
machine and help to prevent leaks.
• Unplug the washing machine when cleaning it and du-
ring all maintenance work.
Cleaning the washing machine
The outer parts and rubber components of the appliance
can be cleaned using a soft cloth soaked in lukewarm
soapy water. Do not use solvents or abrasives.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer
Remove the dispenser by
raising it and pulling it out
Wash it under running wa-
ter; this operation should be
Caring for the door and drum of your
• Always leave the porthole door ajar in order to prevent
unpleasant odours from forming.
Cleaning the pump
The washing machine is fitted with a self-cleaning pump
which does not require any maintenance. Sometimes, small
items (such as coins or buttons) may fall into the pre-cham-
ber which protects the pump, situated in its bottom part.
! Make sure the wash cycle has finished and unplug the
To access the pre-chamber:
1. using a screwdriver,
remove the cover panel
on the lower front part of
the washing machine (see
2. unscrew the lid by rota-
ting it anti-clockwise (see
figure): a little water may
trickle out. This is perfectly
3. clean the inside thoroughly;
4. screw the lid back on;
5. reposition the panel, making sure the hooks are securely
in place before you push it onto the appliance.
Checking the water inlet hose
Check the inlet hose at least once a year. If there are any
cracks, it should be replaced immediately: during the wash
cycles, water pressure is very strong and a cracked hose
could easily split open.
! Never use second-hand hoses.