Quick reference guide
PROGRAM SELECTION BUTTON
Push “Programs” button (repeatedly) until the indicator of the required program lights up (see “Table of programs” below).
Push this button to start the selected program: the indicator lights up and goes off at the end of the program. When the door is opened during a washing cycle, the cycle is temporarily paused: the Start indicator blinks.
To resume the cycle push the Start button and close the door within 3 seconds.
Push this button to switch off the control panel. If pressed when a program is running it cancels the program ongoing draining water for 1 minute. If pressed when the dishwasher is switched off it drains any possible liquids from dishwasher (1
If the indicator flashes repeatedly, see page 6 -
chapter ”What to do if ...”.
Table of programs
Litres kWh Minutes
cold Crockery to be washed later.
Lightly soiled crockery, with no
Normally soiled crockery.
Recommended program for
heavily soiled crockery, especially
suitable for pans and saucepans.
Ideal for washing a half load of
lightly or normally soiled crockery.
BEFORE USING THE APPLIANCE FOR THE FIRST TIME CAREFULLY READ THIS QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE AND THE ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS!
THE CONTROL PANEL OF THIS DISHWASHER ACTIVATES PUSHING
ANY BUTTON EXCEPT CANCEL/OFF BUTTON.
FOR ENERGY SAVING THE CONTROL PANEL DEACTIVATES AUTOMATICALLY AFTER 30 SECONDS IF NO CYCLE HAS STARTED.
1) Program data obtained in conformity with European standard EN 50242, obtained under normal conditions
(without additional options) and may vary depending on conditions. Differences of up to 20 minutes are possible
with sensor programs as a result of the appliance’s automatic calibration system.
2) Reference program for energy label in compliance with EN 50242 regulations. - Note for Testing Institutes: for
detailed information on the EN/Standard loading comparison test and other tests, cont act the following address:
“email@example.com”. ADG 6500
5019 396 03515
How to set water hardness in order to always assure the best cleaning results
Water hardness should be set only before the first wash or if water
hardness has been changed
First time use
-Press and hold together Programs and CANCEL/Off buttons for minimum 3 seconds.
- Programs LEDs will indicate the water hardness setting.
-Press the Programs button to increase setting (when the level reaches 7, the next key press will set the level back to 1. - Wait 30 seconds (control panel switches off) or press START/Resume button to save setting.
1. Ask your water supply company what the water hardness is...
German degrees °dH
Water hardness level is factory set for medium-hard water (level 4).
0 - 5
6 - 10
Even if you use tablets which include salt functionality, you must still add regeneration salt since such detergents are not effective enough at softening hard water.
11 - 15
16 - 21
22 - 28
29 - 35
36 - 50
Suggestions for detergent use
French degrees °fH
English degrees °eH
2. ...enter this value on
3 first PROGRAM LEDs
lit on the panel
(see table of programs)
P1 P2 P3
Gel or Powder (rinse aid and
0 - 9
0 - 6.3
10 - 18
7 - 12.6
19 - 27
13.3 - 18.9
28 - 37
19.6 - 25.9
38 - 50
26.6 - 35
go to step 1 (see “Daily check”)
51 - 63
35.7 - 44.1
64 - 90
44.8 - 62.4
if water is HARD extra salt needs to be
added (go to step 1, “Daily check”)
At first time use, the salt reservoir has to be filled independently from water hardness level (see description below in step 1 “Daily check”).
Filling the salt reservoir - Dissolve limescale (not necessary if water hardness level is set to “soft”!)
Visual indicator (depending on the model). Unscrew cap.
1- salt reservoir
2- rinse aid dispenser
3- detergent dispenser
4- racks system
5,6,7,8- available functions on the panel 9- filters
10- spray arms
Fill the salt reservoir with water
before the first wash only.
(depending on the model) The salt level indicator lamp may remain lit
Salt indicator on the control panel
at the end of several wash cycles. If the water hardness level falls within category (soft), no salt is required.
Screw on the cap.
around the cap
need to be
salt reservoir have
a level indicator
integrated in the
cap (see below
how to check).
Add salt (never add detergent!)
min. 0.8 kg / max. 1 kg
Salt indicator on the salt reservoir cap
The indicator lamp lights up when SALT NEEDS TO BE ADDED.
clear: NEEDS TO
Adding rinse aid (not necessary when you use tablets). How to adjust the rinse aid dosage regulator
If required, open the cover B (press the dedicated button).
Add rinse aid to the max. line ~150 ml
Check the rinse aid indicator to check the level into the dispenser.
(depending on the model)
Rinse aid indicator on the control panel
The indicator lamp lights up when RINSE AID NEEDS
TO BE ADDED.
The rinse aid dosage can be adjusted to the detergent used. The lower the setting, the less rinse aid is dispensed (factory setting: position 4).
Press the button to open the cover B. Using a coin or similar object, turn the arrow to the desired setting. After adjusting the rinse aid setting, shut the cover again.
Rinse aid indicator on the dispenser
clear: NEEDS TO BE ADDED
Only use rinse aids recommended for use in domestic dishwashers. Immediately wipe away any rinse aid spilt accidentally. This prevents the fo rmation of excess suds which can cause a fault function of the
If there are streaks: reduce the dosage by turning the dial to a lower setting (1-3). If crockery is not perfectly dry: increas e the dosage by turning the dial to a higher setting (5-6). Plastic dishes have more difficulty
drying and a higher rinse aid setting will not improve the situation.
Detergents with rinse aid incorporated may be effective only with longer programs. In the case of shorter programs, detergent residue may be a problem (if necessary, use powder detergent). Detergents with
rinse aid incorporated tend to form excess suds.
Adding detergent - Use only detergent specifically for dishwashers in accordance with the supplier’s recommendations
Open the cover A (press the dedicated button).
Insert detergent: Tablet / powder / liquid into the big chamber
Only fill the detergent dispenser prior to starting a wash program.
Shut the cover by pressing dedicated ribs.
Use only one tablet per one cycle, only placed in detergent dispenser.
All types of tablets can be used, but for 2 in 1 type adding of salt is mandatory.
How to load UPPER RACK
(depending on the model)
A - Adjustable flaps: in horizontal position for cups/long utensils.
B - Cutlery basket - half: can be placed in the upper rack when the “Half load/Multizone” option is selected. The Grid ( G) should be removed.
How to load LOWER RACK
(depending on the model)
E - Foldable plate holders: they can be folded down to load pots or Fixed plate holders
F - Cutlery basket: slide halves apart to split the basket.
G - Grid: helps to keep the cutlery separate for better washing results.
How to load the racks How to adjust upper rack height (if available).
It could be useful to lift up the upper rack to have
more space in lower rack or bring it down to load
long stem glasses.
- Grasp and take out the two lateral handles (C)
(they must be on the same level) and lift up or take
down the upper rack.
How to remove the upper rack (if available)
It could be useful to remove the upper rack to load bulky items in the lower rack. - Open the two retainers (D) to take off the upper rack (when the upper rack is in place the retainers must always be closed).
D - CLOSED
D - OPEN
Arrange crockery so that water does not collect in cavities, ensuring that the spray arms turn freely. Only use dishwasher-proof crockery and dishes. Do not use the dishwasher for washing wooden items, aluminium, tin, silver cutlery or decorated crockery (unglazed). In the baskets, dishes (e.g. plates, bowls, pots) must be placed in a correct way to let water flow down!
Switching on the appliance. Press any button (except CANCEL/Off button) to switch on the control panel and start programming.
Overview of programs
The max. possible number of programs is illustrated in the chapter “Chart”. The corresponding programs for your appliance can be found on the panel (page 1).
Choose program according to the attached table of programs (page 1).
Duration of the program depends on the external conditions in the apartment, temperature and pressure etc.
The dishwasher door must be closed and the water tap open.
To pause the program (e.g. if you want to insert an item):
- Open the door with caution (the program pauses) and insert
(beware of HOT steam!).
-Press the START button and close the door within 3 seconds
(the program resumes the cycle from where it was
To Cancel the program on running: - Open the door, press the CANCEL/
Off button and close the door. - (Water drains for up to 1 minute then
the appliance switches off).
Switching off the appliance. Everything OK...
To change the program in progress:
- Open the door, press the CANCEL/Off button to cancel the
running program and close the door.
- (Water drains for up to 1 minute then the appliance switches off). - Open the door and press any button except CANCEL/Off button to
switch on the appliance.
- Select a new program.
- Press the START button and close the door within 3 seconds
After the program is completed appliance turns into Standby mode automatically. All indicator lamps switch off.
Exercise caution when opening the door: beware of hot steam.
Maintenance and care
Unload the appliance starting from the lower rack in order to avoid any residual drips of water falling onto crockery below.
Filters Check and clean if necessary
Unscrew microfilter (1), remove it (2) and remove fine sieve (3)...
Rectifying minor faults yourself...
Spray arms Remove blockages/ deposits.
Unscrew and remove upper arm...
Unscrew and remove lower arm...
Maintenance and care
Screw on microfilter NOTE MARK!
Rinse under running water...
Insert and screw on upper and lower arms tightly.
Clean spray nozzles under running water (use toothpicks if necessary)...
What to do if...
If a fault occurs, before contacting the After-sales Service, make the following checks to try and remedy the problem. Most faults can be remedied by taking the following courses of action, quickly restoring normal appliance operation.
The appliance... Possible causes... Solutions...
...is not working/will not start
- The appliance must be switched on. - The dishwasher door doesn’t close.
- “Delayed start” option is ON.
...the CANCEL/Off indicator lamp blinks 6 times
- Water tap closed. - The water tap must be open.
- Kinked water inlet hose or clogged inlet filters.
- Check the household circuit fuse if there is no power supply.
- Check if the dishwasher’s door is closed.
- Check whether the “Delayed start” option (if available) has been selected. If it has, the appliance will only
start once the set time has elapsed. If necessary, set the delayed start to “0” (RESET the appliance).
- The water inlet hose must not be kinked and the relative inlet filter in the water tap connector must not be
dirty or clogged.
- Water pressure too low. - The water tap must be fully open during water inlet (minimum capacity: 0.5 litres per minute).
...the CANCEL/Off indicator lamp blinks 6 times/wash program ended too early (dishes are dirty and wet)
- Dirty or clogged filters.
- Too little water in the dishwasher’s water system.
- Drain hose incorrectly fitted.
- High level of foam inside.
...the CANCEL/Off indicator lamp blinks 8 times
- The filters must not be dirty or clogged.
- Concave items (e.g. bowls, cups) must be arranged facing downwards in the rack.
- The drain hose must be fitted correctly (for high mounted appliances, leave min. 200-400 mm from the
lower edge of the appliance) - see Assembly instructions.
- Repeat without detergent or wait until foam disappears.
- Dirty filters. - Clean the filters.
- Kinked drain hose. - The drain hose must not be kinked.
- Syphon hose connection closed. - The closure disk of the syphon hose connection must be removed. After taking the above course of action, the fault message must be reset. In the majority of cases the fault is thus eliminated.
Press the CANCEL/Off button. Close the door.
Water drains automatically for up to 1 minute. The appliance is now ready to be restarted.
Crockery and cutlery... Possible causes... Solutions...
...are not perfectly clean/have food residues - Too little space between dishes (incorrect arrangement - Arrange crockery so that items do not touch each other. Concave items (e.g. bowls, cups) must be
of the concave items in the rack). arranged facing downwards in the rack.
- Too little detergent; detergent too old or incorrectly stored.
- If necessary, use more detergent, observing the manufacturer’s indications as regards dosage. Always store
detergent in a dry place and do not store it for excessively long periods of time.
- Temperature not high enough for heavily soiled crockery.
- For heavily soiled crockery, select a wash program with a higher temperature (see table of programs -
- Loading of the dishwasher using lower and upper rack - If you select the “Half load/Multizone” option (if available), remember to load only the upper rack or only
at the same time with “Half load/Multizone” option. the lower rack to increase washing power and thus obtain optimum wash results.
- Frequent use of Eco 50°C.
- In the event of frequent use of the Eco 50°C program (if available), from time to time select the Intensive
70°C program (if available).
- Clogged spray arms, dirty filters or not fitted correctly.
- The spray arms must not be clogged, the filters must not be dirty and must be fitted correctly (see page 5,
“Maintenance and care“).
- Spray arms stuck impeded by crockery or cutlery.
- The spray arms must be able to turn freely and must not be impeded by crockery or cutlery.
What to do if...
Crockery and cutlery... Possible causes... Solutions...
...salt indicator lit - Use tablets for soft water. - Set “Tablet” option; if this option is not available, it is normal for the salt indicator to light up.
...have deposits: regeneration salt residue
- Water too hard. - In areas with very hard water, more regeneration salt needs to be added (see page 2, “How to set water
- Salt reservoir cap open. - Close the salt reservoir cap properly.
- Not enough rinse aid. - If you use a combined action detergent, try adding more rinse aid.
...are not dry
- Plastic containers dry badly.
- Synthetic materials do not dry well; if wet at end of cycle, wipe dry.
- Clean dishes left in dishwasher for a long time after end - In this situation, the presence of drops of water on dishes and on the sides of the dishwasher is normal.
of cycle (e.g. when using “Delayed start” option). Try releasing the door 5 minutes before removing the dishes.
- Incorrect arrangement of the concave items in the rack. - Arrange crockery so that water does not collect in cavities.
- Incorrect dosage the rinse aid.
- Increase the dosage of rinse aid (see page 3, “Adding rinse aid”).
-Rapid program selected.
- The Rapid program 40°C / 45°C is intended for quickly washing lightly soiled dishes. If used for a full load of
medium/heavy soiled dishes, the dishes may not dry completely. If so, select a standard-length program. For best
results, open the door after the end of the program and wait 15 minutes before unloading the dishwasher.
...have discoloured plastic parts
- Tomato/Carrot juice. - Tomato sauce, for example, can lead to discolouring of plastic parts. Powder detergent is recommended as
it allows slightly higher doses to be used for improved whitening. Programs with higher wash temperatures
should be used.
...opaque glasses, etc.
- Dishes unsuitable for washing in dishwashers (porcelain),
- Only use dishwasher-proof crockery and dishes.
...removable deposits on glasses
- Usage of incorrect programs for glasses. - Dishes should be put together, to avoid touching each other. Do not put glassware together in baskets.
Use suitable program for glass.
...glasses not sparkling
- Not conform of glasses to washing in dishwashers
- Some kinds of glass cannot be washed in the dishwasher.
...permanent deposits on glasses
- This phenomenon is irreversible. We recommend in future:
- Change the control of system of dosage of softener.
- Be careful – follow recommended detergent dosage.
- For combined action tablets see detergent producer’s recommendations.
...tea cups darken and dirt does not disappear after washing in dishwasher
- Not known.
- This phenomenon is inevitable. Theine alters colours permanently.
- Pre-wash program not used.
- Salty or acidic food residues can cause rust marks even on stainless steel cutlery. To avoid this, always use
the pre-wash program if the dishes are to be washed later.
- Rinse aid dosage too low. - In the presence of marks, increase the rinse aid dosage (see page 3, “Adding rinse aid”).
- If you use a combined action detergent, possibly add more rinse aid.
- Rinse aid dosage too high.
- In the presence of streaks, reduce the rinse aid dosage (see page 3, “Adding rinse aid”). - If you use a combined action detergent which includes rinse aid, do not add any additional rinse aid.
- Unsuitable dosage of detergent/rinse aid.
- Only use the amount of detergent/rinse aid required, since excessive amounts can lead to excess suds.
Disconnect the mains plug
What to do if...
If, after carrying out the above checks, the fault persists, disconnect the mains plug and turn off the water tap. Contact the After-sales Service (see warranty).
Before contacting our After-Sales Service, take note of the following:
- the description of the fault,
- the appliance type and model,
- the service code (the number indicated on the adhesive rating plate) inside the door on the right-hand side:
The packaging materials are 100% recyclable and marked with the recycling symbol . 2. Removing the packaging and inspecting the contents
Precautions and general recommendations
- Before cleaning or carrying out maintenance, disconnect the mains plug and turn off the water tap; also in
the event of any malfunction.
- Repairs and technical modifications must be carried out exclusively by a qualified technician.
After unpacking, make sure that the dishwasher is undamaged and that the door closes correctly. If in doubt,
7. Resistance to frost
contact a qualified technician or your local retailer.
3. Before using the dishwasher for the first time
- The appliance is designed to operate at ambient temperatures of between 5°C and 45°C.
- This dishwasher has been tested by the manufacturer to ensure it functions correctly. Such testing may
leave slight drips/water marks which will disappear with the first wash.
4. Energy and water savings
- Do not rinse crockery under running water.
If the appliance is placed in surroundings exposed to the risk of frost, it must be drained completely. Turn off the water tap, remove the inlet and outlet hoses, and let all the water drain away. Make sure there is at least 1 kg of dissolved regeneration salt in the salt reservoir, to protect the appliance fr om temperatures of up to -20°C. When the program resumes, an error message may be indicated (see page 6).
CANCEL/Off indicator blinks 6 times - the appliance must remain at an ambient temperature of min. 5°C for at least 24 hours.
After eliminating these faults, RESET the appliance (see chapter “What to do if...”).
- If ecological energy sources are available such as solar panel heating, heat pumps or centralised heating
systems, the appliance may be connected to the hot water mains up to a maximum temperature of 60°C.
Make sure the water inlet hose is of the correct type (“70°C Max” or “90°C Max”).
5. Child safety
- Keep the packaging materials out of the reach of children.
- Children must not be allowed to play with the dishwasher.
- Store the detergent, rinse aid and salt out of the reach of children.
6. Safety warnings
- The appliance is not intended for use by children or physically or mentally impaired persons, unless
adequately supervised by a responsible adult capable of guaranteeing safe use of the appliance. - Do not operate the appliance in the open air.
- Do not store flammable materials in close proximity to the dishwasher.
- The water in the dishwasher is not potable.
- Do not use solvents inside the dishwasher: risk of explosion!
- Be careful when the door is open: risk of tripping!
- The open dishwasher door can only support the weight of the loaded rack when pulled out. Do not rest
objects on the open door or sit or stand on it.
- Sharp items that might cause injury (e.g. knives), must be placed in the cutlery basket with the sharp end
- Always fully load the dishwasher before running it or select the “Half load/Multizone” option (if available).
- The appliance is manufactured using recyclable materials. If you decide to scrap the dishwasher, it must be
disposed of in compliance with local waste disposal regulations. Make it unusable by cutting off the power
cord. To prevent situations of potential danger to children (e.g. danger of suffocation), break the lock of the
door so that it can no longer be closed.
- This appliance is marked according to the European directive 2002/96/CE on Waste Electrical and
Electronic Equipment (WEEE). By ensuring that this appliance is scrapped suitably, you can help prevent
potentially damaging consequences for the environment and health. Unsuitable disposal of an appliance of
this type as household waste could have detrimental effects on the environment. The symbol on the appliance, or on documentation enclosed with the appliance, indicates that this product must not be treated as household waste, but must be delivered to the nearest collection centre for the recycling of electrical and electronic appliances. Disposal must be carried out in accordance with local environmental regulations for waste disposal. For further information on the treatment, recovery and recycling of this appliance, contact your competent local authority, the collection service for household waste or the shop where you purchased the appliance.
EC Declaration of conformity
This appliance has been designed, constructed and distributed in compliance with the safety requirements of EC Directives: 2006/95/CE, 89/336/CE, 93/68/CE and 2002/95/CE (RoHS Directive).
facing downwards. Long-handled utensils must be arranged horizontally in the upper rack, with the sharp
Loading Capacity: 12 place settings.
end facing away from the front of the appliance.
The guarantee is not applicable if faults are caused by incorrect use of the appliance.
We reserve the right to make technical modifications.
For more information, please download the instructions above.