Hotpoint NTM10 81WK Freestanding Tumble Dryer


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  1. On/Off button (Reset if long pressed)
  2. Program selection Knob
  3. Start/Pausa
    Options Buttons
  4. Dryness Level
  5. Timed Drying
  6. Start Delay
  7. Gentle
  8. Crease Care (Key Lock if long pressed)
  9. Cycle EndHotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-1

Note: some models may have the wording in full instead of the icons.




Make sure that the water tank is correctly inserted. Make sure that the drain hose on the back of the dryer is properly fixed, either to the dryers’ water tank or to the domestic sewage system.
The dryer must be installed in a room with a temperature ranging between 5°C and 35°C to ensure proper operation. Before you use your dryer ensure that it has been in an upright position for at least 6 hours. Should you wish to change the opening side of the door, please contact our After-sales Service. (See phone number in the warranty booklet).


Doing this will keep your machine working at its BEST!
Remember to empty your water tank after each drying cycle. Remember to clean your filters after each drying cycle. (Refer to section Care & Maintenance).

  1. Open the door and load garments. Always refer to instructions on clothing labels and the max loads indicated in the program section. Empty pockets. Make sure garments do not get caught between the door and/or the door filter.
  2. Close the door.
  3. Press the button On/Off.
  4. Select the program according to the laundry type.
  5. Select the options, if necessary.
  6. To start the cycle, press the Start/Pause button.
  7. At the end of the drying cycle, a buzzer will beep. An indicator on the control panel signals the end of the cycle. Pull the load out immediately to prevent the formation of creases on the laundry.
  8. Turn the machine off by pressing the button On/Off, open the door and pull clothing out. If the machine is not switched off manually, after about a quarter of an hour from the cycle end, the appliance turns off automatically to save energy. If this last stage is not carried out immediately, some machines and/or some programs/options are equipped with the Crease Care system.


During operation, it is possible to open the door. After having closed it, press the button Start/Pause again to restart the dryer.

Mixed kg 4 Time 110′Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-3
This program is ideal for drying cotton and synthetic fabrics together.

Eco Cotton kg Max* Time 215′ Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-4
This is the most efficient program in terms of energy consumption and is suitable for drying normal wet cotton laundry. The values on the Energy Label are based on this program.

For optimal energy efficiency, select “Cupboard Dry” using the dryness level option. To increase the dryness level, select “Extra Dry”.

Synthetics kg 4 Time 106′Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-5
This program is suitable for synthetic garments or cotton blends/synthetic.

Wool kg 1 Time 130′ Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-6
Program for drying wool clothing. It is advisable to turn the garments inside out before drying. Leave to dry naturally the heaviest edges that are still damp.

Silk kg 0,5 Time 66′Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-7
Gentle drying of silk garments.

Anti Allergy kg Max* Time 252′Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-8
This cycle has the “Allergy UK” approval of “The British Allergy Foundation” attesting the effective reduction and elimination of allergens. It can be used both with damp load (drying and treatment) and dry load (half load only).

Daily Time 140′Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-9
Ideal for drying garments of cotton blends or synthetics spun high speed in the washing machine.

MAX LOAD 8 Kg (Dry load)

Always check the care labels, especially when placing garments in the tumble dryer for the first time. Below are the most commonly used symbols:


  • It May be tumble dried.
  • Do not tumble dry.
  • Tumble dry – high heat.
  • Tumble dry – low heat.Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-11

The duration of these programs will depend on the size of the load, types of textiles, the spin speed used in your washer and any extra options selected. In machines equipped with display, the duration of the cycles is shown on the control panel. The remaining time is constantly checked and adjusted during the drying cycle to show the best possible estimate. Option to use – If all your loads on Automatic Cycles are consistently less dry or drier than you would like, you may increase or decrease the dryness level using the specific option.

Cuddly Toys Kg 2.5 Time 220′Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-12
The cycle preserves the original appearance and brilliance of the cuddly toys at best. Remove all accessories before proceeding with drying. Every single piece must not exceed 600 gr.

A short program suitable for refreshing fibers and garments by means of fresh air. Do not use with garments that are still wet. It can be used on with any load size but is more effective with small loads. The cycle duration is about 20 minutes.

Duvet Time 179′Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-14
The program intended to dry bulky garments, as a single duvet.

Bed & Bath Kg Max* Time 240′Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-15
This program is intended for drying cotton towels and sheets.

Fitness Kg 4 Time 96′Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-16
For drying sports garments made of synthetics or cotton.

Baby kg 2 Time 107′ Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-17
A program intended to dry garments and linen of newborn babies (cotton and chenille), as well as delicate garments. Do not dry garments having plastic covering.

Jeans kg 3 Time 127′ Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-18
For drying cotton jeans-wear and garments made of robust cottons, like denim, such as trousers and jackets.

Shirts kg 3 Time 137′ Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-19
This is a program for Shirts made from cotton or cotton blend/synthetics.


After selecting the program, the various options can be set, if necessary

Dryness LevelHotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-20
Press the related button several times to obtain a different level of residual moisture on garments. An indicator signals the level being selected.


  • Iron Dry: very delicate ironing. Suitable for making the ironing of garments easier immediately after the end of the cycle.
  • Hanger Dry: a level intended for delicate garments ready to be hanged.
  • Cupboard Dry: the garments are ready to be folded and put away.
  • Extra Dry: used for garments to be worn at the end of the cycle.

Start Delay
This option allows you to set the delay of the cycle start. Press the corresponding button several times to obtain the required delay. After having reached the max. settable time, the option is reset by pressing the button again. An indicator on the control panel signals the time being selected. After having pressed the button Start/Pause, the machine signals the remaining time for the cycle start. In case of door opening, after closing, it is necessary to press the button Start/Pause.

Timed Drying
This option allows to set the drying time. Press the corresponding button to set the required time for drying. An indicator on the control panel signals the time being selected.

Cycle End
This option activates a prolonged buzzer at the end of the cycle. Enable it if you are not sure to hear the normal sound at the end of the cycle. This option remains in memory if selected in the previous drying.

Enables a more gentle treatment of the laundry by reducing the drying temperature.

Key Lock
This option makes all machine controls inaccessible, except the button On/Off. When the machine is on: to activate the option, keep the button pressed until the indicator goes on. To disable the option, keep the button pressed until the indicator goes off. This option remains in memory if selected in the previous drying.

Crease Care
This option add a crease treatment at the end of the cycle by means of a periodic rotation of the drum (duration up to 10 hours). It is particularly suitable when it is not possible to remove the laundry as soon as the drying ends. If this option is used together with the Start Delay, the crease treatment is added also in the Start Delay phase. This option remains in memory if selected in the previous drying.

These buttons serve to personalize the selected program according to personal requirements. Not all options are available for all programs. Some options are incompatible with the ones previously set. The buzzer and/or blinking indicators will signal incompatibility. If the option is available, the option indicator will stay on. Some options may be kept in the memory of the program if selected in the previous drying.


Unplug the dryer during the cleaning and maintenance procedures.

Emptying the water tank after each cycle (see Fig. A).
Pull the container out of the dryer and empty it into a sink or other suitable drain, then place it back. Do not use the dryer without having inserted the container back in place.

Cleaning the door filter after each cycle (see Fig. B).
Pull the filter out and clean it by removing the lint from the filter surface under running water or using a vacuum cleaner. For optimal performance, dry up all the filters before inserting them back in place. Do not use the dryer without having reinserted the filter in place.

Remove the door filter as described below:

  1. Open the door and pull upwards.
  2. Open the filter and remove lint from all its parts. Replace it correctly.

Ensure it is completely inserted flush with the dryer seal.

Cleaning the bottom filter when the relevant indicator turns on (see Fig. C).
Pull the filter out and remove the lint from its surface by washing it under runing water or by using a vacuum cleaner. However, it is advisable to clean this filter after each cycle to optimise drying performance. Do not use the dryer without having inserted the filter in place first.

Remove the bottom filter as described below:

  1. 1. Open the lower door.
    2. Take the handle and pull the lower filter out.
    3. Open the rear side of the filter and remove the lint from the inner surface of the mesh.
    4. Clean the bottom filter chamber avoiding direct contact with the fins.
    5. Close the rear side of the lower filter and place it back by checking it is perfectly integrated in place.
    6. Lower the filter handle and close the bottom door.
    7. Make sure the air intake is free.

The filters are essential parts for drying. They are intended to collect the lint formed during the drying process. In the case of clogged filters, the air flow inside the dryer would be seriously affected: the drying times would be longer, the energy consumption would increase and the dryer could be damaged. If these procedures are not carried out properly, the dryer may not start.


Never lift the dryer by holding it at the worktop.

  1. Unplug the dryer.
  2. Make sure that door and water tank are properly closed.
  3. If the drain hose is connected to your sewage system, fix the drain hose on the rear of the dryer again (see Installation Guide).Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-23

Heat Pump System
The heat pump contains fluorinated greenhouse gases, contained in a hermetically sealed unit. This sealed unit contains 0.15 kg of the F gas R134a. GWP = 1430 (1 t CO2).


  1. Water bottle
  2. Air Intake
  3. Bottom filter
  4. Door filterHotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-24


Before contacting the After-sales Service, refer to the table below. Often the malfunctions are minor and can be solved in few minutes.Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-25

The presence of the wrench symbol signals a malfunction. Carry out the operations described. Switch the dryer off and unplug it. Open the door immediately and pull laundry out, to allow the heat to dissipate. Wait for about one hour. Reconnect the dryer to the power supply, Load the laundry, and restart the drying cycle. If the problem still occurs, contact the After-Sales Service Centre and communicate the number and the position of the flashing LEDs, starting from the bottom and the left column. e.g First, left column, LEDs No. 1 and 3 on. Central column, LED No. 1 on.Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-26

some models are auto-cleaning and not equipped with a bottom filter. Please refer to the Care & Maintenance section.

Policies, standard documentation, ordering of spare parts, and additional product information can be found by:Hotpoint-NTM10-81WK-Freestanding-Tumble-Dryer-fig-27

  • Visiting our website and
  • Using QR Code
  • Alternatively, contact our After-sales Service (See phone number in the warranty booklet). When contacting our After-sales Service, please state the codes provided on your product’s identification plate.

Documents / Resources

Hotpoint NTM10 81WK Freestanding Tumble Dryer [pdf] User Guide
NTM10 81WK, Freestanding Tumble Dryer, Tumble Dryer, NTM10 81WK, Dryer


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