Getting ready to start
Now it’s time to load the items intended for washing into the drum. Please note that the maximum laundry weight written on the washer is a rather relative value, indicating the drum capacity. The maximum permissible load for each washing mode is specified in the operation manual. In any case, in order for the appliance to serve you for a long time, you should not load the drum more than half-full.
Do not place too many items in the drum
Once you have loaded the laundry, close the door until you hear a click. It happens that things get caught in the opening of the hatch, and the door does not close completely. Do not force the drum in any way. you must remove the obstacle and only then close the door.
In washing machines with a vertical loader, the drum itself is covered first, and then the top cover.
The next stage of preparation is the addition of laundry detergent. Note that powders and especially gels can be highly concentrated, and you should strictly adhere to the dosage indicated on the packaging of the agent.
To measure the right amount of detergent, use a measuring cup
For automatic washing machines it is better to choose only specialized products with the appropriate marking on the package. Never use powders designed for hand washing. There will be too much foam from them, there may be a leak and stop the work of the machine.
The quality of washing will not get better if you add too much powder, but problems with excessive foaming will be guaranteed.
Before you add detergent, check the manual and find out what each compartment in the washer-dryer tray is for. The detergent is usually poured in the first sector on the left, and the conditioner in the first sector on the right.
When you need to restart the washing machine?
There are several reasons why you will need to reset your washing machine:
- a foreign object has accidentally fallen out of the (money, valuables and documents) or a part of the clothes has come off (a bead, a button), which can damage the machine mechanism and cause clogging of the drain system;
- more laundry needs to be added;
- the selected mode needs to be changed (for example, you mistakenly set “cotton 70˚” mode while “delicate” mode for wool is needed);
- The machine has stopped due to a power outage;
- the appliance is “frozen” and does not react because of an internal malfunction.
Interesting! If stopped due to a power outage, some newer machines can continue washing on their own after the power is restored.
Candy Aqua 114D2-07 very compact washing machine review
Miniature washing machines are a great choice for small apartments with cramped bathrooms and kitchens, for building them under the sink. Those who move around a lot or live alone will also find them very appealing.
We met the Candy Aqua 114D2-07, which we considered one of the smallest models on the market. But despite its modest size, this machine provides excellent washing quality and high economy. How much it will save, what are its strengths and weaknesses, and is it convenient to use, read in our review.
Contrary to common misconceptions, this is not the deadline after which the device will necessarily break down. However, after this period, the manufacturer ceases to bear any responsibility for its performance and has the right to refuse to repair it, even for a fee.
The machine arrived to us in the technological package made of foam plastic, which was reinforced with wooden inserts and covered with plastic film.
Inside the package, in addition to the machine itself, we found:
- hose to connect to the water supply
- Sewage connection hose (installed on the machine)
- bracket for attaching the drain hose
- user manual
- warranty card
At a glance
When we unpacked the machine, we were surprised by its small size: compared to full-sized models, it looks like a toy. This impression is reinforced by the proportionally reduced main parts: the manhole cover, the drum, the control panel and the detergent compartment.
Despite its size, this model has a familiar layout: the upper part of the front panel has a compartment for detergents, a control panel with a small display and a program selector.
On the white walls there is a slight decorative stamping, which gives the case additional rigidity.
Rear panel is smooth. In its upper part is the connector for the inlet hose, it is equipped with a removable strainer that protects the machine from rust and dirt, if they suddenly appear in the tap water. Traditional design fixed corrugated drain hose comes out of the bottom. Where are the usual transportation screws that hold the drum in place??
The glass in the small hatch cover is transparent, single. The lid itself is fixed on a metal hinge and opens to the side most users are not used to: to the right. The latch is of silumin, the mating part is plastic.
The drum is evenly pored and there are no indentations on its walls to improve the hydrodynamics. The design of the straight plastic stirring pots is also unsophisticated.
The filter, the hatch of which is located in the right bottom corner, also looks familiar and customary.
The detergent compartment is divided into two parts: one half for detergent or gel, the other for rinse aid. The Candy Aqua 114D2-07 has no prewash option, so a third compartment is not required.
The in-flow hose does not have an AquaStop/AquaProtect valve.
As is our tradition, we take a partial disassembly of the unit and see what’s inside. We take off the top cover (this model, unlike most washing machines known to us, is not made of plastic or wood particle board, but of steel), and we see an obviously alien element.
Between the lid and the steel strut, which gives rigidity to the body, we found a gasket of foam and cardboard. After marveling at such an unusual shock absorber we continued our inspection, but we were too hasty: later we learned from the installation manual that there are two transportation bolts under the gaskets. They hold the drum in place and should be unscrewed when installing. So the Candy Aqua 114D2-07 installation requires a partial disassembly, which we’ve never seen before.
Apart from this funny moment, the internal arrangement of the washing machine did not surprise us: all other technological decisions are standard.
The user manual is printed on a thin yellowish paper of rather poor quality. Also the printing is not a great success: although the text is easy to understand, some of the illustrations could have been clearer.
The 27-page booklet is written for several different washing machine models. Some of the features mentioned in the documentation didn’t quite work as expected, some of the Aqua 114D2-07 features were missing, and some of the existing ones were not described in the manual.
The seller and the date of sale are listed in the manual on the appropriate page. There is also a sticker with the full model index and serial number of our copy.
The operation of the machine is intuitive, and it is rarely necessary to refer to the manual during operation.
The documentation package also includes a warranty card, a list of service centers, the obligatory sticker with information about the energy efficiency of the device and a small color booklet with tips for the care of clothes.
The control panel has four mechanical buttons, a circular programme selector and a display with red LEDs. The screen informs you of the anticipated duration, the spin speed selected and, if the delayed spin speed is set, the time left before the start of the wash.
Button Start/Pause turns on and pauses the wash. Delayed start option allows you to delay the selected program for up to 24 hours, in increments of an hour.
Spin speed selectable from 400 to 1100 rpm in steps of 100 rpm.
Anti allergy button activates the washing mode with higher water consumption. This option protects fabric fibres and is also recommended for sensitive skin.
Cold Water option switches the heating off completely, without changing the water level, time and mode. The manufacturer recommends this mode for fabrics that cannot withstand high temperatures, colored materials, curtains and delicate synthetics, small mats and lightly soiled items.
The programme selector not only enables selection of the desired scenario for the respective type of fabric, but also controls the temperature. Turn the knob to select one of four temperature settings for cotton (30, 40, 60 and maximum) and one of three for blended fabrics. Delicate fabrics wool and silk can be washed on 30 C.
In addition to the standard programs for washing cotton, blended, delicate fabrics and wool, this model, like most Candy washing machines, has three proprietary quick wash modes for 14, 30 and 59 minutes.
In the table below we show the default values for each of the programs and the possible range of manual settings.
|Cotton 60 C||3:05||1100||01100|
|Cotton 40 C||3:00||1100||01100|
|Cotton 30 C||1:47||1100||01100|
|Mixed 50 C||1:59||1000||01000|
|Mixed 40 C||1:59||1000||01000|
|Mixed 30 C||0:59||1000||01000|
The Candy Aqua 114D2-07 has a different preparation procedure than usual: as we told above, instead of the four traditional transport bolts on the back wall, you should unscrew the two hidden under the top panel before the first start. The panel is mounted on two screws, which can be handled with a 7 mm socket head. Foam and cardboard gaskets between the cover and the transverse stabilizer should also be removed.
After that, by tilting the machine, it is necessary to pull out from under the bottom two foam pads that fix the drum.
Otherwise, the connection of the device does not differ from analogues: the fill hose is connected with one end to the socket of the cold water supply, the other end to the socket of the washing machine, and the drain hose is led to the sewer.
The design of the drum lid did not seem to us very successful: in spite of the steel hinges, which are so appreciated by many of our readers, the door lock can bind. After examining the problem, we realized that the reason is the front panel, to which the heavy glass lid hinges are screwed. At the slightest misalignment the very thin metal of which it is made is deformed, and the lock loses its clearness of operation. The problem would be solved by reinforcing this wall.
On programs whose duration is not specified on the selector, the Kg Check function is activated. It allows the machine to estimate the amount of laundry loaded in the tank and the cycle time corresponding to its weight. Although Candy Aqua does not have a separate washing function for half loads, Kg Check can reduce the cycle time significantly, as well as water and electricity consumption. Before starting, the display shows the expected duration of operation based on a full tank load, and within a few minutes after pressing the Start button, the machine detects the weight of the laundry and adjusts the time. After the measurement the Kg Check light turns off and more accurate figures appear on the screen.
The estimated time, however, is often slightly less than the actual time. The rinse and spin steps actually take much longer than the washerman promises. This is particularly noticeable in the last half hour. Below we show how this looks like in practice.
Between the end of the final spin and the unlocking of the drum, the machine holds a long pause: about 2 minutes from the moment the spinning stops and the pump is turned off.
At the end of the wash, the machine remains in standby mode. The End label on the display remains illuminated until the program selector is returned to the neutral position.
A damp cloth is used to clean the outer surfaces of the cabinet. As with most machines, do not use abrasive cleaners or solvents.
It is recommended to clean the tray regularly from detergent and additive residues. To do this, the cassette should be removed completely, with a little effort, rinsed under running water and put back in place.
Also you need to monitor the condition of the exhaust filter, cleaning it if necessary. Before turning it out, it is recommended to put a rag or a convenient container under it, so as not to wipe the puddle later. Then the filter is turned counterclockwise, removed and cleaned.
We have decided to estimate at least approximately the capacity of the drum of washing machines. Its shape is not strictly cylindrical, so you can estimate the volume by imagining the drum as a regular figure. In this case we have a cylinder with radius of 18 cm and depth of 24,5 cm. Its volume is 24 938cm³, that is approximately 25 liters.
As an experiment, we decided to monitor the operation of the main program with a stopwatch in hand (we used the standard program Cotton with default settings). This is what we have.
|1:56||3:00||program start, start of water inlet|
|1:48||1:40||laundry weight detected, program run time calculated, start of washing|
|0:30||0:25||drain water, wring|
|0:23||0:24||pouring water, rinsing||10,5|
|0:17||0:17||fill water, rinse||13,8|
Energy and water consumption
Unfortunately, these parameters are not given in the manual properly, so here are the results of our measurements for the programs that we used during the test.
|Cotton, 40 C||13,8||0,68|
|Wool, 30 C||49,2||0,12|
|Mixed, 30 C||21,4||0,11|
Thanks to the small drum volume, the washing machine is very economical: the small amount of water in the drum does not require significant energy for heating.
We were also interested in the actual spinning efficiency, which we measure in grams of water per gram of cotton using the formula: (weight of squeezed − dry weight) / dry weight. We used 10 terry white towels from Ikea, weighing a total of about 1.8 kg, as a reference.
We measured the noise level in a room where washing machines are often placed, the bathroom. The noise level meter was placed 1 meter above the floor and 1 meter away from the appliance, in the center of the front panel.
|Total noise level in the room||30|
|Final spin 1100 rpm||74|
The maximum power consumption of the machine, as recorded during the practical tests, was 1534 watts. The washing machine consumes 0.6 W in standby mode and 0.4 W when it is switched off.
To evaluate the main function of the washing machine, we took a set of the already mentioned white terry towels and applied them to frequently encountered and difficult to wash organic contaminants. Let’s see how the standard programs handle them.
Cotton, 40 C
We sprinkled red wine, soy sauce, ketchup, vegetable oil, blood and cocoa on a set of five towels (each towel has a different substance). Soiled dried at room temperature for 24 hours, then loaded a test wash.
We used a white laundry detergent from one of the manufacturers well known both in Russia and in the world. The dosage was calculated according to the package directions.
The soiled laundry was washed on the standard program Cotton at a temperature of 40 C. The washer-dryer automatically detected a working time of about 1 hour and 48 minutes. I can see the results in the photos below.
Cocoa and ketchup stains are gone without a trace; red wine, cocoa and blood left faint traces.
The program for cotton, the maximum temperature
We renewed the stains on the towels with the same substances as last time and left them to dry for 24 hours.
The laundry was washed on the Cotton program at maximum (75 C) temperature. After washing, we tried our best to find no traces of blood, cocoa, ketchup, and soy sauce. Red wine stains (which, in our experience, is the most persistent contaminant) were still barely noticeable.
To get rid of stains left over from this and previous tests, we washed the fabric again, adding bleach.
The wool program
To test how the Candy Aqua 114D2-07 washes delicate fabrics, we took a big woolen Plaid weighing about one kilo and loaded it into the machine by selecting the right mode.
We were completely satisfied with the result. The machine washed and rinsed the wool cloth well, taking up almost the entire volume of the small drum. We didn’t detect any damage to the fabric.
The compact washing machine Candy Aquamatic 114D2-07 showed excellent consumer qualities during the practical test. Despite its toy size, it is no inferior to full-size models in terms of washing quality, and significantly exceeds them in terms of economy.
Candy Aqua is one of the smallest washing machines on the market. It is perfect for a small-sized apartment, where a single person or a young family lives, perfectly fits under the sink in the combined bathroom, and the low power consumption will allow using it even in old houses without major repairs of the electrical system: it will not create a heavy load.
For the diminutiveness of this model, you can forgive a relatively low quality of spinning. The only significant drawback that we found during practical testing is not a very successful design of the drum cover. Its lock requires careful use and gentle handling.
Repair of washing machines with their own hands
Armed with the necessary baggage of knowledge and the causes of the most common faults of your automatic washing machine, we will try to determine which of them you are able to repair with your own hands, and where there is a need to resort to the help of specialists.
If the warranty has long expired, you can repair the washing machine with your own hands.
Remember that this unit consists of many nodes and small parts, so if you embark on this procedure for the first time, before any disassembly, take pictures or video pictures of all the connections and joints on your phone, so that when the end of the work to return the device to its original state.
Repair of washing machines with their own hands is possible only when you know what it consists of, what role each part plays.
Another important factor is the correct draining of the water from the tank, i.e.к. the breakage basically happens when the device is running and this procedure must be carried out in the first place.
When you understand the principle of operation and purpose of each part, you can determine from the fault, what the cause may be.
From the above, let us highlight the area of work on the repair of washing machines with a photo, as a rule, it is the replacement with new of the following parts:
- Cleaning or replacement of the filter;
- replacement of worn or broken drive belt;
- replacement of the automatic washing machine pump;
- the temperature sensor;
- programmer repair;
- replacement of the heating element;
- installation of new shock absorbers
Repair of the washing machine with own hands begins with disassembly of the case. For self-repair will require the following tools:
- flat screwdriver;
- A few flat wrenches;
- indicator-phase indicator;
- LED flashlight;
- soldering iron;
- service hook;
- long nose pliers.
In order to repair the washing machine with your own hands, you need to disassemble the unit and perform diagnostics, and for this you will need tools. Below, here is a video replacement drum or programmer, more complicated and requiring extreme concentration and attention procedures.
For self-repair it is also necessary to know the order of the washing machine. This will help determine the element that may have caused the failure.
The instructions for repairing washing machines, outlined above, shows that there are no special difficulties in this process. All that is needed is the desire, knowledge of the principle of structure and operation of the unit and a clear diagnosis. But remember that any failure is easier to prevent, so do not forget about preventive measures and careful attitude.
The most common breakdowns of washing machines are related to improper operation. To keep the machine for a long time, it is necessary to follow the simple rules.
Check the filter
The most common cause of a bad drain is a clogged filter. It is present in any automatic washing machines. Nearby there may be a small hose, through which an emergency water drain is made.
When the filter is clogged, an error code will appear on the control panel of the washing machine. This convenient function is available in many models of machines (Candy, Bosch, Samsung and others). You can check the filter yourself. It is usually located at the bottom of the housing and can be covered with a panel, which in each machine can be removed in different ways. In Bosch machines, it is sufficient to remove the screw and slide the cover sideways. But on older models of this brand have hooks that need a screwdriver to turn 90 degrees. In Ariston and Indexit washing machines, latches are used. On some models you can simply press the panel or carefully use a knife or a flat screwdriver.
Cleaning the filter is a mandatory procedure that should be carried out regularly! Periodicity is specified in the manual.
Cleaning the filter
It is obligatory to clean the filter of small and large parts
Before unscrewing the filter you should drain it and put some container near it to catch the remaining water or put a cloth on it. There are models where the filter can be additionally fixed with screws. Unscrew it counterclockwise. But if no one has touched it for a long time, it sticks to the rubber gasket, and considerable effort will be required to remove it. This may be the reason for the poor drainage.
Often coins get into the filter, which completely block the flow. If no debris is detected, you can screw the filter and check again the operation of the drain in spin mode. If the result does not change in a positive direction, then the cause of the malfunction should be sought elsewhere.
Rules for the first wash in a new washing machine
Controls in the machines are different. Still, there is something common in this process. These features should always be kept in mind. Then there can be no doubt that the process is organized correctly. One is the first wash in a new washing machine.
Specialists advise not to hurry, because the performance of the machine and its durability depends on what will be the first start-up and start washing. If you rush, do something wrong, you will hurt yourself. over, there is a chance that there will be a breakdown of the expensive machine.
The first start of the equipment should be done as recommended by the manufacturer. So the first thing to do is to read what is written in the manual, which always comes with household appliances.
Keep in mind that the first wash in a new washing machine, you do not need to chaotically press the buttons. Carefully read what is written in the user manual. Of course, special attention should be paid to those items that the manufacturer itself has marked important.
IMPORTANT! Remember that any violation of what is written in the manual can lead to the fact that on the first day you can say goodbye to the long-awaited machine.
On models of this brand, there are often no icons at all, because the manufacturer for greater convenience indicates on the front panel the name of the program at once. You may find standard icons on the Samsung machine, such as a basin with vertical stripes, depicting the washing mode, or a spiral to indicate the spin function.
There are also such icons on Samsung appliances:
- The image of a T-shirt with the bottom right corner scrawled decodes “intensive washing”.
- Dial means delayed start.
- The lock, depicted with a smiling face, indicates childproofing.
- Picture of a T-shirt with a few soap bubbles denotes the use of Eco-Buble function.
- A basin with a wavy line indicates the soaking function.
visually with the icons on the panel of the washing machine Samsung will help to get acquainted with this video. You will also learn about the new feature “No spin at all”, which at first sight looks like a joke of Samsung company engineers:
As with Samsung machines, LG brand models practically have no icons, and for easy selection next to the program is immediately marked by its description.
With the rotary knob you can select the type of fabric, spin features, fast or hand wash, rinse and spin mode, drain mode. Separate buttons can be used to select temperature, delayed start, childproofing, and easy ironing.
Basic and additional images and their deciphering
Before you start operating the appliances, you should familiarize yourself with the symbols on the body of the Kandi. This will make it easier and quicker to select the program and set the conditions.
All symbols and pictograms on the body of the washing machine can be divided into several groups:
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- Purely informational (brand name, maximum drum load, etc.д.).
- The progress of the washing process (start, spin, drying, draining, etc.).д.).
- Indicators of washing modes (cotton, wool, synthetics, delicates, denim, etc.).
- User-defined modes (hand wash, quick wash, economy, etc.).д.).
- Extra functions to increase the amount of water for rinsing, crease-free washing, foam control, etc.д.
The main types of icons found on different Kandi washing machines are these:
symbol “” and two drops next to it is rinsing in more water than is standard, the mode is called “Aqua Plus”;
The narrow and clever Candy Smart Pro CSO4 106T1/2-07 washing machine with 9 fast programs
Good afternoon to all. Today my review is of the classic washing machine with front loading, laconic design, big functional features, including 9 non-standard “fast” modes, and WI-FI remote control.
- Smart Pro series
- Narrow Yes
- Loading type Front loading
- Drum Volume (l) 48
- Max spin speed (rpm) 1000
- Maximum load of laundry (Kg) 6
- Water Consumption per wash (l) 49
- Installation type Free-standing
- Height (cm) 85
- Width (cm) 60
- Depth (cm) 40
- Material drum stainless steel
- Steam function Yes
- Energy Class A
- Washing Class A
- Number of programs 16
- Standard Motor
- Product Code 31010865
- Model CSO4 106T1/2-07
- Net Weight (kg) 65
- Wireless connection Wi-Fi Bluetooth
- Inteis 2D. digital with display
- Control Type Push Button, Rotary Switch
- Display Yes
- Control lock Yes
- SIMPLY-FI Yes
- Spin class C
- Energy consumption 60°, full load, kW/cycle 0.85
- Selecting the degree of soiling Yes
- Country Russia
- Delayed start Yes
- Max. time delayed start, in hours 24
- Indication of switching on, time to end of program / cycle time, delayed start, spin speed selection, temperature selection, extra rinse, Easy Ironing (steam), KG detector.
- Size Narrow
- Noise level when washing, in decibels 58
- Spin noise level in decibels 77
- Washing programs simply-Fi (optional). Programs via app), Delicate 59′, Sport 39′, Hygiene 59′, Mixed & Colored 59′, Perfect 59′, Daily 49′, White Cotton, Cotton Prewash (via app), Cotton, Eco Mix 20, Fast 44 min, Fast 30 min, Fast 14 min, Baby Clothes (via app), Wool, Delicate (via app), Synthetic, Jeans (via app), Manual (wool), Rinse, Drain Spin.
- Protection and safety Door lock, Control lock, Overflow protection, Foam control, Balance control, Auto-detection of load,
- SILITECH tank material
- Shiatsu embossed drum surface
- Drain hose length, in meters 2
- Filling hose length in meters 1.5
- Mains cord length, in meters 1.6
- Depth including protruding parts, in centimetres 43.2
- Dimensions (WxHxD), in inches 85×60×40
- Body color White
- Diameter of the hopper, cm 35
- The choice of temperature Yes
- Spin speed selection Yes
- Extra rinse Yes
Package and delivery set
Those who have bought new large appliances recently, I think they have noticed the packaging. The current style of the sheathing is perfect. Whether it’s for saving money or protecting the environment, the manufacturers are doing away with the colorful cardboard sheaths. This machine was packaged as simply, foam polyethylene. Nothing against it, because the packaging does not lose its reliability and protects the device from external damage. Included with the machine you will find:
- Water supply hose;
- Drain hose catch;
- Polystyrene gasket;
- User manual;
- Warranty card;
- List of service centers;
- Energy efficiency label;
- Promotional paper products
Appearance of the unit
In front of me a front-loading washing machine in a classic white design. Compact shapes, minimalism and light gloss combine in this model.
Door on front side takes up most of space. Massive round disc cover, made of white glossy plastic, surrounds a window of clear, non-tinted glass. The window is really big, you can see through it almost the whole drum, and thanks to this it is convenient to observe the washing process (in the first time, then it is superfluous). The door has a plastic handle with a firm spring and a “click” when it is closed, indicating that it is locked. For better sealing it is equipped with a very flexible silicone gasket.
Inside is a huge stainless steel drum with a capacity of 6 kg of laundry. Unique Shiatsu drum coating, developed by Candy engineers, is designed to improve the quality of washing of different materials.
The control panel and detergent tray take up much less space than the spacious bottom, which houses the filter for cleaning. The inconspicuous door, behind which the filter is hidden, is made of plastic, it opens with force, closes with a click. The filter itself is shallow and should retain coarse dirt, buttons, coins, for example. The manufacturer recommends periodic cleaning.
And on the front panel from left to right are: the detergent tray (it contains information describing the main functional and technical points of the device), the LED display with touch control buttons and labels and the washing mode switch. To the left of the switch on the blue background there are 9 fast programs, including the unique 49″ washing mode, to the right. the most commonly used standard modes of washing. Although after the test of the fast modes I doubt that the standard ones will stick)) The programs are clearly switchable with audible confirmation, in front of each mode there is a light indicator. The information display is bright, all icons are visible even in bright light, the information is displayed in red. Read more about controls in the description of operation.
The tray is equipped with a stop and will not fall out even when fully extended. The tray is traditionally filled with detergent for prewash, the main one and the rinse aid.
Smooth and level top surface, so it can be used as a shelf for hygiene products.
The bottom of the washing machine is equipped with 4 feet with rubber pads, adjust the height and this will greatly reduce vibration during operation. When installing the washing machine, install a polystyrene gasket at the bottom, which will protect the housing from accidental splashing from the bottom.
But the back of the machine is fine: there are no elements strongly protruding from the body, there are special holders for the hose and the power cord. Hose length 160 cm, power cord length 145 cm. This is enough to place the machine far enough away from the socket.
In general, the design is classical, the dimensions are compact, if the manufacturer specifies that the machine is narrow, it means that it is narrow, but not “according to the top cover”, it seems to be compact, but on the back the protruding hill for the drum greatly increases the housing. This is not the case with this model. The materials used by the developers are practical: the white housing is not as shiny, does not dust as black or trendy dark gray, white does not eat up the space in a small bathroom, the door window is made of clear glass and has no plastic overlay on the outside, as in some models of other manufacturers. There are no scratches and abrasions on the glass, unlike the plastic. The machine is stable, it doesn’t shake, and it doesn’t bounce in the process, thanks to its weight and sturdy rubberized feet. All the details are in their places, I found no defects: squeak, roughness, backlash, flimsy elements, I liked that everything is neatly decorated at the back. Of course I am satisfied with the quality of materials and workmanship.
Before describing the functionality and operation of the device, I will say that I was very worried about when buying and installing: will this machine move during work. After all, the previous two from reputable manufacturers, not shyly wandered around the bathroom. Installing a wooden tray, adjusting the feet, even replacing the floor tiles. did not help. So I could not wait to try the new technique in work. Having followed the instructions for the first start, we finally got the spin cycle up to 1000rpm: and to our great joy the machine stayed right where it was at the end of the program!
When unpacking any new thing, I shudder if the device smells. How good that this did not affect the new washing machine, there is no smell even inside the drum. The machine was installed by two people, easily handled with 65 kg of weight and a narrow body. We adjusted the level of the feet, installed the gasket, no special accessories needed to buy, the length of the original hose and the power cord is more than enough. My husband could not wait to install a mobile app, because with it the possibilities of the device is greatly expanded, but to me for the beginning was enough of those programs that are provided to run from the housing.
Uh, now we can experiment with the programs.
I must emphasize what really surprised me in this machine: 9 non-standard modes of operation. 9 quick programs for any occasion. Starts with one touch, saves time and is as effective as the classic, longer wash cycles. The manufacturer says that this effect is achieved thanks to the installation of the newest motor and the new Active Motion System, which allows you to change the intensity of washing by increasing the drum rotation speed (in the right moments for some programs). This combination makes the washing more effective by enhancing the mechanical action of the detergent, because it foams better and penetrates deeper into the fibers of the fabrics. The system is just as effective in the rinse phase, resulting in excellent results even with programs of less than 1 hour.
The manufacturer deliberately allocates new programs: Delicate 59′, Sport 39′, Hygiene 59′, Eco 14’30’44 ‘, Mixed and colored 59′, Perfect 59′ and Daily 49’. Their duration, indicated next to each name, matches the practical and is undoubtedly impressive. The Everyday 49′ program is already a firm favourite: in just 49 minutes, you can wash the same quantity of laundry as the standard program, with perfect results thanks to the latest drum spinning algorithms.
So, for the choice of mode is responsible round switch with a text description of the program. For more information on the functions of this or that program, please refer to the Instruction Manual. In brief, the following:
- Delicate 59′ This mode is long, but it will gently wash your delicate garment. Remember, this program requires a low drum load
- The 39′ program is perfect for washing sports clothes, and in 39 minutes at a low temperature and load you can wash specially designed for workouts and sports. I also tested this program for cleaning sports shoes, and I’m satisfied with the results
- Hygiene 59′ The program is designed for washing cotton fabrics. The short time cycle combined with an effective temperature makes for the best cleaning of very dirty clothes. But leave more room in the drum and the program is effective for a partial load
- Eco 14’30’44” Economy without compromise! This new program saves water, energy, detergent and time for great results. Love the quick programs, especially if an item just needs to be freshened up, like seasonal clothing. Don’t forget, the program is designed to wash just a few items at a time
- Mixed & Colored 59′ Use it to mix and match clothes of different colors if you’re sure your laundry won’t shed. A quick program that I like to think of as an everyday wash for lightly soiled items
- The Perfect 59′ The name makes me want to be one of the first to try it. Wash cotton, for best results, do not fill the drum completely and, as a result, get clean and fresh laundry
- Everyday 49′ I really need this programme because I can run several loads during the day. Those who have a couple of kids will understand me. Fast, clean and fresh!
- White cotton/cotton Both programmes are suitable for washing cotton items of normal soiling and are the most energy and water efficient
- Eco 20° This mode promises great savings in both water and energy consumption. Mix different texture and color fabrics, the machine will wash everything perfectly
- Wool/Hand wash only for items that can be washed by hand. I use this for gentle washing of delicate fabrics
- Synthetics and colored fabrics A great program for washing children’s clothes, bright colored clothing is perfectly washed, and appliques and drawings, thanks to a special gentle spin, do not spoil, do not change their original appearance
- Rinse I am sensitive to the smell of detergents, which remain with the clothes after washing, so I do not use fragrant rinses and almost always add an extra rinse to any mode, and if it is not provided by the program, I do not spare the time and run an extra mode Rinse after wash
- Spinning out spin Sometimes I do a few loads of laundry in a row, to give my down coats a nice wash for example, then I skip the spins and flushes after each load, and do it at the end of the wash, setting the drum to spin to the fastest speed
The variety of modes is impressive. And it seems that for a particular wash, you can pick up not one, but several. However, be careful, have a good look at the instructions, a little practice, and you will know exactly what mode is ideal for the new wash. The instructions are very specific, with details like full/full load, temperature, fabric type, prewash experiment, make your own settings with the touch buttons on the control panel.
It is worth noting, some functional features of this model:
- first of all, the machine is economical in terms of energy and water consumption, the water level is automatically adjusted according to the type and quantity of laundry being washed in it, and therefore, the washing time is calculated automatically;
- the possibility to adjust the settings in the set programs, even during the washing process (if the program provides for it);
- if a power failure occurs during operation, the machine will continue from where it left off;
- safety system. the door locks automatically for about 2 minutes after the cycle is done;
- convenient to control the washing time thanks to the countdown, and yes, on the counter you will see first the figures for the standard load, but during the cycle the machine adjusts the time based on the composition and size of the laundry loaded;
- this model is equipped with smart sensors which monitor the situation inside the drum and can regulate the programme duration and water consumption, cancel the spin cycle.
- START/PAUSE if necessary the program can be interrupted or paused (but the door will open if the water level is below its lower edge and the temperature is below 45°C)
- DELAYED START for up to 24 hours
- I’ve already written above that I like it very much, and I try to add it to the main program, if time allows. People with delicate and sensitive skin, for whom even a small amount of detergent on the clothes may cause irritation or allergies, for children’s clothes, and when using a lot of detergent for very dirty clothes will choose this mode
- PROPER WASH is used in combination with some modes only and for very dirty laundry
- Steam function is a great addition to a good wash. I don’t use it much.к. I iron all items with a very powerful steam generator. The steam treatment of things, I think, is a very useful feature
By the way, all your actions with washing settings, additional functions, errors are shown on the display: functions, cycle time, weight check, spin, temperature, etc The display informs you about your choices.
I think it is time to say that it is even more intelligent to control the washing machine, namely through a specialized Candy Simply-Fi app from your Android or iOS device. The interface is in Russian, intuitive, no malfunctions were detected. Undoubtedly, using the app opens more opportunities for the user: selecting a program, programming own washing modes, quick access to frequently used programs, monitoring the status of the device, start of cleaning and remote control. The app has a voice control mode, which is very convenient.
Register all the Candy appliances you have in your home in the app and get a full description of how each appliance works, useful recommendations for use, solutions to minor problems and remote control. Finally learn to understand your technique without the help of paper carriers or masters from the service center.
This model will undoubtedly interest those buyers, who have every centimeter of their bathroom to their credit. The important criterion for our choice was the size, and more specifically the depth of the device. Having a classic bathroom, where you need to put a shower, a sink, a washing machine and a handy rack for bath accessories, we had only to choose a narrow machine. Despite its compact size, the machine was very capacious, with a drum filling capacity of 6 kg and a fair narrow body. But make no mistake, this is a freestanding model, which is not suitable for installation under the sink or in kitchen sets, t.к. Has a standard height of 85 cm.
This machine stands out from the model range by a variety of “quick programs”. First of all it will be chosen by housewives in a hurry, who need cleanliness with minimal time consumption. It is very convenient to run a couple of washes every day, for example, children’s underwear and freshen your outfit, so that by the end of the week not to move piles of dirty clothes and sort them into different modes. The Daily, Delicate, Perfect, Fast (lasting only 14 minutes), special for sports clothes: mix different texture and color fabrics, the machine washes everything perfectly, plus they all last no longer than an hour. Believe me, that after testing these “quick” modes, the standard ones will not stick with you ))
Among the advantages of this model can be definitely attributed to the quiet operation: in fact, even in a small bathroom with the door closed I did not strain the sound of the running motor even at maximum speeds. This machine is absolutely steady, it doesn’t shake, it doesn’t bounce on glossy tile, and it doesn’t move around the room like the previous ones from the famous manufacturers. The machine is really packed with all kinds of sensors, which are responsible for the economic component, and control and protection systems. It’s multifunctional, with a huge number of built-in programs, and the specialized Candy Simply-Fi mobile app, available for Android and iOS devices, extends the versatility of the appliance immensely. Its sleek white design, practical materials and high-quality workmanship make it a great all-rounder for any decor and the most demanding housewife. Quality of washing, minimal consumption of detergents, “correct” spinning: at minimum speed the laundry is slightly squeezed, and at maximum 1000 rpm it is dry enough, fast and effective programs. in general, create a good impression of the new purchase.