This section shows how to get the best out of your Hotpoint washing machine with some useful and simple to follow hints. Information about detergent use together with loading hints are also shown. To get the best wash results from your machine simply follow the steps below

Step 1 – Sorting the Laundry

Laundry should always be sorted into different types so that it can be washed in different ways. Always follow these rules when sorting:

Sort by coloureds/whites - different wash loads will help to protect your colours e.g. stopping dye from a red jumper turning your white socks into pink ones. It also allows you to use a specific colour detergent for coloured loads.

Sort by temperature - so that garments are not washed above the temperature allowed on the fabric care label. This will make cleaning as effective as possible, whilst also protecting the garments.

Sort by type of wash cycle - e.g. delicate woollen garments should be washed at a lower level of agitation compared to cotton garments.
If you do have a mixed load, choose a wash according to the garments that require the lowest temperature and the gentlest agitation.



Step 2 – Read Fabric Care labels

Use this guide to understand fabric care labels, which can sometimes be confusing. Always remember to wash at the temperature stated on the fabric care label.
The wash tub symbol – The number in the “wash tub” symbol shows the maximum temperature at which you can safely wash the fabric


iwash-40(1) Max temperature 40°C
iwash-30(1) Max temperature 30°C


Other wash symbols


ino-wash(1) Not suitable for machine washing
ihandwash(1) Hand wash only


Drying symbols


itumble(1) May be tumble dried
itumble-1dot(1) May be tumble dried on a delicate heat setting
tumble-2dot(1) May be tumble dried on a normal heat setting
ino-tumble(1) Do not tumble dry
ihang-dry(1) Hang dry
ihang-flat(1) Dry flat
idrip-dry(1) Drip dry is recommended


Ironing Symbols


iiron-3-dot(1) Hot Iron 200°C
<iiron-2-dot(1) Warm Iron 150°C
iiron-1-dot(1) Cool Iron 110°C
ino-iron(1) Do not Iron


Dry Cleaning Symbols

The dry cleaning symbol is a circle that usually contains a letter that refers to the solvent suitable for the fabric. The symbol is different from tumble drying because there is no box around it.


iletters(1)   The letters in the circle indicate the type of solvent suitable for a garment and are for use by the dry cleaning specialist
ino-dry-clean(1)   Do not dry clean


Step 3 – Loading the Machine

When loading the machine you should always leave a gap between the top of the drum and the laundry.  It should be at least 10cm or just less than a hand span. Although it is tempting to put too many garments in the washing machine it can cause problems. Overloading the machine prevents the garments tumbling properly leading to poorer wash results. In addition your machine is not designed to take the additional load which may lead to machine damage.


Step 4 – Select the appropriate wash cycle

Modern washing machines have a large range of wash cycles. These cycles are designed to vary according to different types of wash loads. So choosing the correct cycle is very important for looking after your clothes and making them last. Using the wrong cycle can make clothes look old and worn much quicker. Your appliance user manual will give you further information about wash cycles on particular machines.


iwash-40(1) Max temperature 40°C
iwash-30(1) Max temperature 30°C


The amount of agitation that is suitable for the fabric is shown by dashes underneath the wash tub symbol. There can be zero, one or two dashes under the symbol.

iwash-40-nobar(1)(2)   A washtub symbol with no dashes indicates the fabric is suitable for a cotton wash (maximum agitation).
iwash-40-bar1(1)   A washtub symbol with one dash indicates the fabric is suitable for a synthetic wash (medium agitation).
iwash-40-2xbar(1)   A washtub symbol with two dashes indicates the fabric is suitable for a woollen wash (minimum agitation).


Step 5 – Select the right detergent for your wash load



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