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Operating Instructions – Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73

Control Panelsaco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - Control Panel

Choosing a program

  1. Sort your laundry according to fabric type (see Laundry).
  2. Open the door and make sure the filter is clean and in place and the water container is empty and in place.
  3. Load the machine and make sure items are not in the way of the door seal. Close the door.
  4. If none of the lights are on: Press the On/Off button.saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - buttn
  5. Choose a program by checking the Programmes Guide as well as the indications for each type of fabric.
  6. Select a program by rotating the Programmes knob.
  7. Set a delay time and other options if necessary.
  8. The Start/Pause light is flashing green: Press the Start/Pause saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - icon1button to begin. The green light stops flashing. During the drying program, you can check on your laundry and take out items that are dry while others continue drying. When you close the door again, press the Start/Pause saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - icon1button in order to resume drying. (When the door is opened the  Start/Pause light will flash amber after the door is closed and the Start/Pause button pressed, the Start/Pause light will stop flashing and show green).
    Note: During the Post Care phase this light flashes Amber.
  9. At the end of the drying cycle the End light comes on and either:
    – The buzzer will beep 3 times to let you know that your program is complete.
    – Or, if you have selected the Crease Care option and you do not take the items out immediately, the items will tumble occasionally for 10 hours or until you open the door, the buzzer will then beep 3 times to confirm the program is completed.
  10. Open the door, take the laundry out, clean the filter and replace it. Empty the water container and replace it.

The Controls Programmes knob

If after pressing the Start/Pause button, saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - icon1the program’s knob position has changed, the new position will NOT change the program selected. To change a selected program, press the Start/Pause button,saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - icon1 the light flashes amber to indicate the program is paused. Select the new program and any options required, the light will then flash green. Press the Start/Pause buttonsaco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - icon1 again and the new program will start.

Option buttons/lights

These buttons are used to customize the selected program to your requirements. Not all options are available for all programs (see Start and Programmes). If an option is not available and you press the button, the buzzer will beep three times. If the option is available, the option light next to the button lights to confirm the selection.

Progress (Drying, Cool Tumble, End)/Delay (3hr,6hr,9hr) Lights

When the light next to the delay button is on, these lights flash to indicate the delay time selected. During other programs they indicate the progress of the dryer, each one comes on as the corresponding phase starts.

Delay Timer

The start of some programs (see Start and Programmes) can be delayed for up to 9 hours in 3hr steps. Ensure the water bottle is emptied before setting a delayed start. When a  delayed start is in progress the light next to the delay button will be on and the selected delay period light will flash (after the start button has been pressed). To set a delayed start, press the Delay Timer button, and the light next to the button will come on together with the 3hr delay light. Pressing the button again will advance the delay setting to  6hr, the 3hr light goes out and the 6hr light is on. Each time you press the button the delay setting advances 3 hours, as indicated by the corresponding light. If the 9hr light is on, pressing the button again will cancel the delay. Holding in the On/Off button will also cancel.

Pre care

When a delayed start and this option have been selected the clothes are tumbled occasionally during the delayed period to help prevent creases from developing.

High Heat

Available for Timed Drying Programmes. Press this button and a high heat setting is selected and the light next to the button comes on. Timed programs have a default of low heat, if the light alongside the button is on then pressing the button selects a low heat setting and the light goes out.

Post Care

When selected, the clothes are occasionally tumbled after the end of the drying and cool tumble cycles, to help prevent creases developing should you not be available to remove the load immediately after the program is complete. The end light is on during this phase.

Empty water light/container

When this light is on (not flashing) it reminds you to empty the water container. If the water container fills during a program, the heater turns off and the dryer does a period of  Cool Tumble then the light flashes, and the buzzer sounds. You must empty the water container and restart the dryer or the clothes will not dry. After re-starting the dryer, the light will take a few seconds to go out. To avoid this always empty the water container each time you use the dryer.

Door Opening

Opening the door (or pressing the Start/Pause button saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - icon1) during a program will stop the dryer and have the following effects:
– The Start/Pause light flashes amber.
– During a delay phase the delay will continue to count down. The Start/Pause button saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - icon1must be pressed to resume the delay program. One of the delay lights will flash to show the current delay setting.
– The Start/Pause button saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - icon1must be pressed to resume the program. The progress lights will change to show the current status and the Start/Pause light will stop flashing and turn green.
– During the Post Care phase of a drying program, the program will finish. Pressing the Start/Pause button saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - icon1will re-start a new program at the beginning.
– Changing the program’s knob will select a new program and the Start/Pause light will flash green. You can use this to select the Cool Tumble Programme saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - tumbleto cool the clothes if you find them dry enough. Press the Start/Pause button to saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - icon1begin a new program.

Programs

If none of the lights are lit; press the On/Off button and then select program.

Program What it does… How to set it… Note:
1saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - cottons
Cotton Ready to Wear
Dries your clothes on a High Heat setting, ready for wearing. 1. Position the PROGRAMMES knob onsaco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - cottons
2. Select any options if required.
3. Press the Start/Pause buttonsaco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - icon1
Options available: Delay Timer
Pre Care Post Care
2saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - standard
Standard Cotton
Dries your clothes on High Heat setting, ready for putting away. 1. Position the PROGRAMMES knob onsaco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - standard
2. Select any options if required. 1 press the Start/Pause buttonsaco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - icon1
Options available: Delay Timer
Pre Care Post Care
3saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - synthetics
Synthetics Cupboard dry
Dries your clothes on Low Heat setting, ready for putting away 1. Position the PROGRAMMES knob onsaco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - synthetics
2. Select any options if required.
3. Press the Start/Pause buttonsaco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - icon1
Options available: Delay Timer
Pre Care Post Care
4saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - iorn
Easy Iron
Brief program (approximately10 minutes) that softens fibers of clothing that is ready for ironing. 1. Position the PROGRAMMES knob onsaco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - iorn
2. Press the Start/Pause buttonsaco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - icon1
! This is not a drying program-me (see the previous page). Options available: None
5saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - tumble
Cool Tumble
Brief program (approximately 10 minutes) that cools fibers of clothing. 1. Position the PROGRAMMES knob onsaco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - tumble
2. Press the Start/Pause buttonsaco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - icon1
Options available: None
Timed Drying
(150, 140, 120,100,
80, 70, 60,50, 40, 30 or 20 minutes)
Dries wet clothing that you wish to dry on Low Heat or small loads (less than lkg). Can be used with the High Heat option if you prefer to use a timed program. 1.Position the PROGRAMMES knob on the desired time: 150, 140, 120, 100, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30 or 20.
2. Select any options if required.
3. Press the Start/Pause buttonsaco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - icon1
Options available:
High Heat Delay Timer Pre Care Post Care Consult ‘suggested drying times’ (see Laundry). The last 10 minutes of these programs is the Cool Tumble phase.

Sorting laundry

– Check the symbols on the care labels of the various garments to verify whether the garments can safely be tumble dried.
– Sort laundry according to the type of fabric.
– Empty all pockets and check for loose buttons.
– Close zips and hooks and fasten belts and strings without tightening them.
– Wring out garments to remove the maximum amount of water possible.
! Do not load the dryer when garments are dripping wet.

Maximum load sizes

Do not overload the drum. Natural fibres: Max 7kg, Synthetic fibres: Max 3kg

Care labels

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

saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - tumble1 Maybe tumble dried.
saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - tumble2 Do not tumble dry.
saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - tumble3 Tumble dry-high heat.
saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 - tumble4 Tumble dry-low heat.

     Drying times

Drying times are approximate and may vary depending on the following:

  • Amount of water retained by items after the spin cycle: towels and delicate items retain a lot of water.
  • Fabrics: items of the same fabric, but with different textures and thicknesses may have different drying times.
  • Amount of laundry: single items and small loads may take longer to dry.
  • Drying: if items are to be ironed, they can be removed from the dryer while still slightly damp. Items that require complete drying can be left longer.
  • Heat setting
  • The temperature of the room: the lower the temperature of the room, the longer it will take for the dryer to dry clothing.
  • Bulk: certain bulky items require special care during the drying process. We suggest removing these items and replacing them in the dryer once they have been shaken out:  repeat this procedure several times during the course of the drying cycle.
    The drying times provided refer to the automatic Cupboard dry programs. The timed drying settings are also indicated to enable you to select the most suitable timed option. The weight refers to dry items.
Cottons High Heat – spin speed 800-1000 rpm in the washing machine.
Load size 1 kg 2 kg 3 kg 4 kg 5 kg 6 kg 7 kg
Drying times, in minutes 30 – 40 40 – 55 55 – 70 70 – 80 80 – 90 95 – 120 120.140
Synthetics Low Heat – on the reduced spin in the washing machine.
Load size 1 kg 2 kg 3 kg
Drying times, in minutes 40 – 50 50 – 70 70 – 90

Documents / Resources

saco Tumble Dryer Hotpoint TCHL 73 [pdf] Instruction Manual
saco, Tumble, Dryer Hotpoint, TCHL 73

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