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Dyson CR01 Base washing machine

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Coin trap

Place a tray or shallow dish underneath the coin trap.

Using the Dyson spanner, lever the plug in the middle of the coin trap. The water will drain from the plug.

A spanner being used to lever the plug in the middle of the coin trap, allowing the water to drain out from the plug.

If the tray or dish is full, push the plug into its original position by hand, empty the tray or dish and repeat the process.

Once the water has been removed (a small quantity of water will remain below the level of the plug), lift the childproof tab using the Dyson spanner. Then turn the window anticlockwise until it is released.

Removal of the coin trap on the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine by rotating the window anti-clockwise.

Remove any objects from the coin trap.

The removal of objects from the coin trap on the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine.

If any more items seem to be blocking the coin trap, pull out the flow accelerator.

The removal of the flow accelerator from the coin trap on the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine.

Remove any items and firmly push the flow accelerator back into place.

Replace the coin trap cover

Ensuring the seal is in place, lubricate with a drop of washing up liquid.

Fit the cover with the plug at the top.

Turn 1 1/2 turns clockwise, ensuring the childproof tab ‘clicks’ back into place.

Make sure the plug is pushed back into the closed position.

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Maintenance wash

To prevent odours and build-up of deposits within the washing machine, it is recommended that you run an empty 85ºC cotton cycle with a half measure of detergent 2 or 3 times a year.

The Dyson Contrarotator washing machine standing upright.

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Is the LCD display showing?

Check the fuse

Ensure the machine is plugged in and switched on. Check the fuse and also that the circuit breaker has not tripped.

Plugging the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine into the plug socket.

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Outer door not closed properly, manual release still open. Close the outer door, ensuring nothing is trapped. Also ensure that the manual release is turned clockwise.

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Inner door not closed properly. Close the inner door, ensuring nothing is trapped.

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Check the coin trap

Place a tray or shallow dish underneath the coin trap.

Using the Dyson spanner, lever the plug in the middle of the coin trap. The water will drain from the plug.

Once the water has been removed (a small quantity of water will remain below the level of the plug), lift the childproof tab using the Dyson spanner. Then turn the window anticlockwise until it is released.

Remove any objects from the coin trap.

If any more items seem to be blocking the coin trap, pull out the flow accelerator.

Remove any items and firmly push the flow accelerator back into place.

Replace the coin trap cover

Ensuring the seal is in place, lubricate with a drop of washing up liquid.

Fit the cover with the plug at the top.

Turn 1 1/2 turns clockwise, ensuring the childproof tab ‘clicks’ back into place.

Make sure the plug is pushed back into the closed position.

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Soap suds

The machine may be full of suds.

Leave suds to settle. In future, refer to the manufacturer's dosage instructions.

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Drainage hose

Check the drainage hose is draining into a suitable place (drain, sink or standpipe).

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Water supply

Check that the water supply is connected and turned on at the tap.

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Cleaning the water inlet filters

The water inlet filters should be checked regularly for debris or limescale build-up (particularly in a hard water area). Contact your local water authority to find out your water composition.

Turn off the water supply to the machine.

Unscrew both water inlet hoses by hand.

Using pliers, grip the coloured filters, pull them out and rinse them under cold water.

Replace the filters, red to the hot fill and blue to the cold fill, and reconnect the water inlet hoses.

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Inlet hose

Unblock or straighten the drainage hose.

Drainage hose

Unblock or straighten the drainage hose.

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Check the child lock

Hold down the ’Minimum iron’ button until ‘Child lock off’ is shown on the LCD.

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There are limits set on these options for each programme to prevent unsuitable options being selected. Check the wash care label on laundry to select the most appropriate programme.

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Has the machine finished its cycle?

Machine has not finished the cycle

Wait for the machine to finish the cycle before opening the door.

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Emergency door release

Switch off and unplug the machine.

Ensure the drums have stopped moving.

If the machine has been running on a hot wash, leave it to cool down.

Unplugging the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine from the plug socket.

Drain the washing machine

Completely drain the washing machine via the coin trap.

A spanner being used to lever the plug in the middle of the coin trap, allowing the water to drain out from the plug.

Remove the soap tray.

How to remove the soap tray from the Dyson Contrarotator by pressing the yellow release button at the back of the tray.

Using the Dyson spanner or a coin, turn the door release screw 1/4 of a turn anticlockwise to unlock the door, hold the screw in this position and open the outer door.

The door release screw being rotated clockwise on the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine.

Open the door.

Both doors of the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine open.

Reassemble the machine

Turn the door release screw clockwise through 1/4 of a turn, to ensure the door will close. (This is automatic on some models).

A spanner being used to turn the door release screw anti-clockwise on the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine.

Replace the soap tray.

The soap tray from the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine.

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Ensure the Child lock is inactive

Hold down the ‘Minimum iron’ button until ‘Child lock off’ is shown on LCD display.

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Fault description

F1: Overload reduced performance.

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Fault description

F2: Uneven load - could not spin.

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Fault description

F3: Outer door open.

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Fault description

F4: Inner door open.

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Fault description

F5: Not draining.

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Fault description

F6: Not filling.

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Fault description

F7: Tacho open circuit.

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Check the fuse

Ensure the machine is plugged in and switched on. Check the fuse and also that the circuit breaker has not tripped.

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Fault description

F8: Overfilling.

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Fault description

F14: Flooding.

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Switch off the water supply to the machine.

Check the coin trap

Ensure that the coin trap cover is correctly fitted and that the plug is closed.

The coin trap on the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine.

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Replace the coin trap cover

Ensuring the seal is in place, lubricate with a drop of washing up liquid.

Fit the cover with the plug at the top.

Turn 1 1/2 turns clockwise, ensuring the childproof tab ‘clicks’ back into place.

Make sure the plug is pushed back into the closed position.

Has this resolved the problem?

Adjust the feet

Using the Dyson spanner, adjust the two front feet so that the machine is perfectly stable and will not rock on three of its four contact points.

How to adjust the feet on the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine with a spanner so the machine will not rock.

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Check the drainage hose

Check the drainage hose is draining into a suitable place (drain, sink or standpipe).

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Check the hoses

Ensure the hoses are fitted correctly.

The Dyson Contrarotator washing machine set-up using a sink pipe.

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Check the soap tray

Remove the soap tray by pressing the yellow release button at the back of the tray, and pulling it out.

How to remove the soap tray from the Dyson Contrarotator by pressing the yellow release button at the back of the tray.

Wash it in warm, soapy water with a small, soft brush, taking care not to scratch the soap tray front.

The soap tray from the Dyson Contrarotator being washed in warm, soapy water with a small, soft brush.

The soap tray cavity in the machine should be cleaned out with a small, soft brush, taking care not to dislodge the rubber seal.

Cleaning out the soap tray on the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine with a small, soft brush, taking care not to dislodge the rubber seal.

Replace the soap tray ensuring it clicks into place.

The soap tray from the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine.

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Adjust the feet

Using the Dyson spanner, adjust the two front feet so that the machine is perfectly stable and will not rock on three of its four contact points.

How to adjust the feet on the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine with a spanner so the machine will not rock.

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Check the Rollerjack

Return the Rollerjack handle carefully to its position under the machine.

How to pull out the Rollerjack handle from underneath the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine and how to manoevre it easily into position.

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Hot and cold pipes reversed

Check orientation of hot and cold pipes.

The Dyson Contrarotator washing machine set-up using a sink pipe.

Hot and cold water supply

Check that the blue inlet hose/grey leak protection hose is connected to the cold inlet tap and the red hose/other grey leak protection hose to the hot inlet tap.

The water inlet hoses on the Dyson Contrarotator being unscrewed by hand.

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Detergent use

To open the soap tray, press the hand on the soap tray. Do not try to pull out the soap tray without first pressing it.

How to open the soap tray on the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine.

Add detergent to the compartment marked 2 for all the main wash programmes.

The location for the main wash in the right-hand side of the soap tray on the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine.

For a pre-wash option, add detergent to the compartment marked 1.

The location for the pre-wash in the left-hand side of the soap tray on the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine.

Fabric conditioner can be added to the compartment marked to the level indicated.

The location for the conditioner at the back of the soap tray on the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine.

Push the soap tray in to close it, ensuring it clicks in place.

Closing the soap tray on the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine until it 'clicks'.

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Loading the Contrarotator

Plug the machine into the mains and switch ON at the socket.

Plugging the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine into the plug socket.

Turn on the water supply at the mains.

The Dyson Contrarotator washing machine set-up using a sink pipe.

Open the outer and inner doors.

Both doors of the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine open.

Check the drums are empty before placing the sorted laundry into the washing machine.

Close both doors, making sure that both have ‘clicked’ shut. It is important not to overload the machine.

The Dyson Contrarotator washing machine standing upright.

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Emergency door release

Switch off and unplug the machine.

Unplugging the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine from the plug socket.

Ensure the drums have stopped moving.

If the machine has been running on a hot wash, leave it to cool down.

The Dyson Contrarotator washing machine standing upright.

Completely drain the washing machine (see steps for draining via the cointrap).

A spanner being used to lever the plug in the middle of the coin trap, allowing the water to drain out from the plug.

Remove the soap tray.

How to remove the soap tray from the Dyson Contrarotator by pressing the yellow release button at the back of the tray.

Using the Dyson spanner or a coin, turn the door releasing the Dyson spanner or a coin, turn the door release screw 1/4 of a turn anticlockwise to unlock the door, hold the screw in this position and open the outer door.

The door release screw being rotated clockwise on the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine.

Open inner door.

Both doors of the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine open.

Turn the door release screw clockwise through 1/4 of a turn, to ensure the door will close. (This is automatic on some models).

A spanner being used to turn the door release screw anti-clockwise on the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine.

Replace the soap tray.

The soap tray from the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine.

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Cleaning the water inlet filters

Turn off the water supply to the machine.

The Dyson Contrarotator washing machine set-up using a sink pipe.

Unscrew both water inlet hoses by hand.

The water inlet hoses on the Dyson Contrarotator being unscrewed by hand.

Using pliers, grip the coloured filters, pull them out and rinse them under cold water.

The filter from the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine being washed under cold water.

Replace the filters, red to the hot fill and blue to the cold fill, and reconnect the water inlet hoses.

How to connect the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine to the water supply by hand and a warning not to use a spanner.

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Cleaning the soap tray

Remove the soap tray by pressing the yellow release button at the back of the tray, and pulling it out.

How to remove the soap tray from the Dyson Contrarotator by pressing the yellow release button at the back of the tray.

Wash it in warm, soapy water with a small, soft brush, taking care not to scratch the soap tray front.

The soap tray from the Dyson Contrarotator being washed in warm, soapy water with a small, soft brush.

The soap tray cavity in the machine should be cleaned out with a small, soft brush, taking care not to dislodge the rubber seal.

Cleaning out the soap tray on the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine with a small, soft brush, taking care not to dislodge the rubber seal.

Replace the soap tray ensuring it clicks into place.

The soap tray from the Dyson Contrarotator washing machine.

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