Hotpoint AQD1172D Free standing washer dryer User Guide

Quick Guide

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Prior to using the appliance, carefully read the Safety and installation instructions.
Prior to using the appliance, the bolts used for transport must be removed. For detailed instructions on the removal procedure, consult the safety and installation instructions.
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  1. ON/OFF button with indicator light
  3. Buttons M1-M2
  4. TEMPERATURE button
  5. SPIN button
  6. GREEN indicator light
  7. START/PAUSE button with indicator light
  9. CONTROL PANEL LOCK indicator light
  10. LOCK indicator light
  11. DELAYED START button
  12. OPTION buttons
  13. DRYING button


Max load 11 Kg
Power consumption in off-mode 0.5 W / in left-on mode 8 W
Detergents and additives Recommended detergent Residual
dampness % (***)
consumption kWh
Total water lt Laundry
temperature °C


Temperatures Max. spin speed (rpm) Max. load for washing (kg)  

Duration (h: m)

Drying Max. load for drying (kg) Prewash Wash Fabric softener  




Setting Range 1 2

Drying Synthetics **



Eco 40-60 (1)  (Wash)


40 °C



1551 11.0 4:00



44 1.05 60 40
1551 5.5 3:00

44 0.71 63 30
1551 2.75 2:20

44 0.52 43 30
20°C 20°C 20 °C – 20 °C 1600 11.0 1:50


54.5 0.20 95 22

Steam Refresh 2.0 **
Cotton Hygiene Prewash 90°C – 90°C 1600 11.0 3:10


54 1.90 100 70
Cotton (2) 40°C – 60°C 1600 11.0 3:55


49 1.14 107 45
Synthetics Resistant (3) 40°C – 60°C 1200 5.5 2:55


35 0.83 80 43
Whites 60°C – 60°C 1600 11.0 **


Coloureds 40°C – 40°C 1600 11.0 **


Wash&Dry 30°C 30°C 1600 1.0 **


Wool 40°C – 40°C 800 2.5 **


Ultradelicates 30°C – 30°C 600


1.0 **


Rinse 1600 11.0 **


Spin + Pump out 1600 11.0 **

Drying Cottons **

Drying Wool **

Dosing required  Dosing optional

Eco 40-60 (4)  (Wash & Drying) 40 °C 40 °C 1551 7.0 9:50



0 5.10 75 33
1551 3.5 6:00


0 2.70 53 33

This data may differ in your home due to changing conditions in inlet water temperature, water pressure etc. Approximate programme duration values refer to the default setting of the programmes, without options. The values given for programmes other than the Eco 40-60 programme are indicative only.
Note: 10 minutes after the START, the machine will recalculate the time remaining until the end of the wash cycle on the basis of the load inside it; this value will then be shown on the display.
1) (Wash)- Test wash cycle in compliance with EU Ecodesign regulation 2019/2014. The most efficient programme in terms of energy and water consumption for washing normally soiled cotton laundry.
Note: spin speed values shown on the display can slightly differs from the values stated in the table.
4) (Wash & Drying)- Test wash and drying cycle in compliance with EU Ecodesign regulation 2019/20144. To access the “wash and dry” cycle select the “Eco 40-60” wash programme and set the option level to “Cupboard”. The most efficient programme in terms of energy and water consumption for washing and drying is normally soiled cotton laundry. At the end of the cycle, the garments can be immediately stored in the cupboard.

For all testing institutes:
2) Long cotton cycle: set cycle at a temperature of 40°C.
3) Long synthetics cycle: set cycle at a temperature of 40°C.
** The duration of the wash cycles can be checked on the display.


  1. Top
  2. Detergent dispenser drawer (The detergent The dispenser drawer is located inside the machine and can be accessed by opening the door)
  3. Control panel
  4. Handle
  5. Porthole door
  6. Drain pump (behind the plinth)
  7. Plinth (removable)
  8. Adjustable feet (2)

*** After programme end and spinning with maximum selectable spin speed, in a default programme setting.
**** The display will show the suggested spin speed as default value.


Compartment 1: Pre-wash detergent (powder) Compartment 2: Washing detergent (powder or liquid)
If liquid detergent is used, the removable plastic partition A (supplied) should be used for proper dosage. If powder detergent is used, place the partition into slot B.
Compartment: Additives (fabric softeners, etc.)

We recommend that the maximum level indicated by the grille is not exceeded and that concentrated fabric softeners are diluted.
! Use powder detergent for white cotton garments, for pre-washing, and for washing at temperatures over 60°C.
! Follow the instructions given on the detergent packaging.
! To remove the drawer, press lever C and pull the drawer outwards.


To adjust the settings, gently press the icon inside the sensitive (touch control) area as illustrated in the figure.


The first time the machine is switched on, the first language will flash on the display. The “ “, “OK” and “V” symbols will appear on the display, in line with the 3 buttons on the right-hand side. The languages change automatically every 3”; alternatively, they can be changed by pressing the buttons next to the “ “ and “V” symbols. Use the “OK” button to confirm the language, which will be set after 2”. If no buttons are pressed, the automatic language change will begin again after 30”.
To change the language, switch the machine on and off again; in the 30” time period after it has been switched off, press and hold the temperature +spin +delayed start buttons simultaneously for 5’’. A short sound alert will be emitted and the set language will flash on the display. Press the buttons next to the “ “ and “V” symbols to change the language. Use the button next to the “OK” symbol to confirm the language, which will be set after 2”. If no buttons are pressed, the language set previously will be displayed after 30”. Switch on the machine.


These illuminate to indicate the progress of the wash cycle (Wash– Rinse – Spin/ Drain – Drying). The text lights up when the cycle is complete.


The icon lights up when, after altering the washing parameters, an energy saving of at least 10% is made. Furthermore, before the machine enters “Standby” mode, the icon will light up for a few seconds; when the machine is switched off the estimated energy saving will be around the 80% mark.

press and hold one of the buttons to store a cycle with your own set preferences in the memory of the machine. To recall a previously-stored cycle, press the corresponding button.

To activate or deactivate the control panel lock, press and hold the button for approximately 2 seconds. when the indicator light is illuminated, the control panel is locked (apart from the ON/OFF button). This means it is possible to prevent wash cycles from being modified accidentally, especially where there are children in the home.
When lit, the symbol indicates that the door is locked. To prevent any damage, wait until the symbol turns off before opening the door. To open the door while a cycle is in progress, press the START/PAUSE button; if the symbol is off, the door can be opened.


Follow the instructions on the symbols of the garment’s wash care label. The value indicated in the symbol is the maximum recommended temperature for washing the garment.

Drying Synthetics: cycle studied for drying Synthetics fabrics. : For washing normally soiled cotton garments declared to be washable at 40 °C or 60 °C, together in the same cycle. This is the standard cotton programme and the most efficient in terms of water and energy consumption.
20°C: For washing lightly soiled cotton garments, at a temperature of 20 °C. Steam Refresh: This programme refreshes garments by removing bad odours and relaxing the fibres (2 kg, roughly 3 items). Insert dry items only (that are not dirty) and select programme. The garments will be damp once the cycle is completed, so we recommend hanging them to dry. The programme makes ironing easier. Garments will be a little damp at the end of the cycle and can be worn after a few minutes. Moreover, with the “Steam Perfume” laundry balls, your favourite perfume can be added to your laundry. Place a few drops of perfume on the sponge contained inside the laundry ball, close it and insert it into the drum together with the laundry. Then launch the specific programme. At the end of the cycle, garments will be relaxed and fragrant
! The indicator light for the option will switch on when this cycle is selected.
! Not recommended for wool or silk garments.
! Do not add too much perfume to the sponge in order to avoid it dripping.
Cotton Hygiene Prewash: extremely soiled whites fabrics.
Cotton: Normally soiled cottons.
Synthetics Resistant: Suitable for washing moderately soiled garments made of synthetic fibres (e.g. polyester, polyacrylic, viscose, etc.) or mixed synthetic-cotton fibres.
Whites: use this cycle to wash white clothes. The programme is designed to maintain the brightness of white clothes over time. If the drying function is selected, a drying cycle automatically activates the end of the wash cycle that resembles open-air drying, with the advantages of preserving garments from yellowing due to sunlight exposure and preventing loss of whiteness caused by the possible presence of dust in the air. Drying cycles can only be selected on a levebasis.
Coloureds: use this cycle to wash bright coloured clothes. The programme is designed to maintain bright colours over time.
Wash&Dry: select programme for washing and drying lightly soiled garments (Cotton and Synthetic) in a short time. This cycle may be used to wash and dry a laundry load of up to 1 kg in just 45 minutes. To achieve optimum results, use liquid detergent and pre-treat cuffs, collars and stains.
Wool– Woolmark Apparel Care – Green:
the wool wash cycle of this machine has been approved by The Woolmark Company for the washing of wool garments labelled as “hand wash” provided that the garments are washed according to the instructions issued by the manufacturer of this washing machine. Follow the garment care label for drying and other laundry instructions. (M1135)

Ultradelicates: use a programme to wash very delicate garments having strasses or sequins.
We recommend turning the garments inside out before washing and placing small items into the special bag for washing delicates. Use liquid detergent on delicate garments for best results.
When selecting an exclusively time-based drying function, a drying cycle is performed at the end of the wash cycle is particularly delicate, thanks to light handling and appropriate temperature control of the water jet.
The recommended durations are:
1 kg of synthetic garments –> 160 min
1 kg of synthetic and cotton garments –> 180 min
1 kg of cotton garments –> 180 min
The degree of dryness depends on the load and fabric composition.
To wash Silk garments and Curtains, select cycle and then option; the machine will end the cycle while the laundry is soaking and the indicator light will flash. To drain the water so that the laundry may be removed, press the START/PAUSE button or the button.
Rinse: designed for rinsing and spinning.
Spin + Pump out: designed to spin and drain the water.
Drying Cottons: cycle studied for drying cotton fabrics.
Drying Wool: cycle studied for drying wool fabrics.

Once the appliance has been installed, and before it is used for the first time, run a wash cycle with detergent and no laundry, by setting the cycle.
Prepare the laundry by following the suggestions appearing under the “TIPS AND SUGGESTIONS” section.

  • Press the button. All the indicator lights will illuminate for 1 second and the text AQUALTIS will appear on the display; the indicator light corresponding to the button will then remain lit in a constant manner and the START/PAUSEindicator light will flash.
  • Open the door. Load the laundry while making sure not to exceed the maximum load quantity indicated in the wash cycle table.
  • Pull out the detergent dispenser drawer and pour the detergent into the relevant compartments, as described in the “DETERGENT DISPENSER DRAWER” section.
  • Close the door.
  • Turn the PROGRAMME KNOB left or right until the required programme has been selected; the name of the programme will appear on the display. A temperature and spin speed is set for each programme; these may be adjusted. The cycle duration will also appear on the display.
  • Modify the temperature and/or spin speed: the machine automatically displays the maximum temperature and spin speed values set for the selected cycle, or the most-recently-used settings if they are compatible with the selected cycle. The temperature can be decreased by pressing the button until the cold wash “OFF” setting is reached. The spin speed may be progressively reduced by pressing the button until it is completely excluded “OFF”. If these buttons are pressed again, the maximum values are restored.
  • Select the desired options.

Press the START/PAUSE button.
The machine will lock the door ( symbol on) and the drum will start to rotate; the door will be unlocked ( symbol OFF) and then locked again ( symbol on) as the preparation phase of each washing cycle. The “Clicking” noise is part of the door locking mechanism. Water will enter the drum and start the washing phase once the door is locked.

Once a cycle starts, the symbol turns on to signal that the door cannot be opened. While a wash cycle is running, the door remains locked. To open the door while a cycle is underway, for example, to add or remove garments, press the START/PAUSE button to pause the cycle; the indicator light will flash amber. If the symbol is not lit, the door may be opened. Press the START/PAUSE button again to continue the cycle.

To change a wash cycle while it is in progress, pause the washer-dryer using the START/PAUSE button (the relative indicator light will flash amber), then select the desired cycle and press the START/PAUSE button again.
! To cancel a cycle that has already begun, press and hold the ON/OFFbutton. The cycle will be stopped and the machine will switch off.
This is indicated by the illuminated text END. The porthole door may be opened immediately. If the START/PAUSE indicator light is flashing, press the button to end the cycle. Open the door, unload the laundry and switch off the machine. If you do not press ON/OFF button, the washer-dryer will switch off automatically after about 10 minutes.


  • If the selected option is not compatible with the selected wash cycle, this incompatibility will be signalled by the flashing of the indicator light and a sound alert (3 beeps); the option will not be activated.
  • If the selected option is not compatible with another option that has been selected previously, the indicator light corresponding to the first option selected will flash and only the second option will be activated; the indicator light corresponding to the button will remain lit at a constant manner.

Steam Hygiene
This option enhances washing performance by generating steam during the wash cycle that eliminates any bacteria from fibres while treating them at the same time. Place the laundry in the drum, choose a compatible programme and select option.
! The steam generated during washing machine operation may cause the porthole door to become hazy.|
Easy Iron
By selecting this option, the wash and spin cycles will be modified in order to reduce the formation of creases.
At the end of the cycle the washer-dryer drum will rotate slowly; the
“Easy Iron” and START/PAUSE indicator lights will flash. To end the cycle press the START/PAUSE button or the “Easy Iron” button.
Note: If you also want to run the drying cycle, this option is enabled only if combined with level “Iron”.
Extra rinse
By selecting this option, the efficiency of the rinse is increased and optimal residual detergent removal is guaranteed. It is particularly useful for skin which is sensitive to detergents. We recommend this option is used with a full load of washing, or when a large amount of detergent is required.
If this function is selected, the pre-wash cycle will run; this is useful for removing stubborn stains.
N.B.: put the detergent in the relevant compartment.
Delayed Start
To set a delayed start for the selected cycle, press the corresponding button repeatedly until the required delay period has been reached. During the setting procedure, the delay period and the text “Starts in:” will be displayed, along with the flashing symbol. After the delayed start has been set, thesymbol will remain fixed on the display, which will also indicate the duration of the selected cycle with the text “Ends in:” and the cycle duration. Press the DELAYED START button just once to display the delay time set previously. After the countdown has begun, the display will show the text “Starts in: and the delay period. Once the set delay time has elapsed, the machine will begin its cycle and the display will show “Ends in:” and the time remaining until the end of the cycle. To remove the delayed start option, press the button until the display shows the text OFF; the symbol will disappear.
press to modify or exclude the temperature setting; the value selected will appear on the display above.
Spin cycle
press to modify or exclude the spin cycle; the value selected will appear on the display above.
The first time the button is pressed, the machine will automatically select the maximum drying cycle which is compatible with the selected wash cycle. Subsequent presses will decrease the drying level and then the drying time until the cycle is excluded completely (“OFF”). If these buttons are pressed again, the maximum values are restored. Drying may be set as follows:
A – Based on a set time period: between 30 and 180 minutes.
B- Based on the desired laundry dryness level:
Iron: suitable for clothes which will need ironing afterwards. the remaining dampness softens creases, making them easier to remove.
Hanger: ideal for clothes which do not need to be dried fully.
Cupboard: suitable for laundry which can be put back in a cupboard without being ironed.
Extra: suitable for garments which need to be dried completely, such as sponges and bathrobes.
If your laundry load to be washed and dried is much greater than the maximum stated load, perform the wash cycle, and when the cycle is complete, divide the garments into groups and put some of them back in the drum. At this point, follow the instructions provided for a “Drying only” cycle. Repeat this procedure for the remainder of the load.
A cooling-down period is always added to the end of each drying cycle.
Drying only
Use the cycle selector knob to select a drying cycle in accordance with the type of fabric. The desired drying level or time may also, be set using the DRYING button.
Sort your laundry according to Type of fabric/care label (cotton, mixed fibres, synthetics, wool, handwash items). Colour (separate coloured and white items, wash new coloured
items separately). Delicates (wash small items – like nylon stockings – and items with hooks – like bras – in a cloth bag or pillow case with zip).
Empty all pockets
Objects like coins or lighters can damage your laundry as well as the drum.
Follow the dosage recommendation / additives
It optimizes the cleaning result, it avoids irritating residues of surplus detergent in your laundry and it saves money by avoiding waste of surplus detergent
Use low temperature and longer duration
The most efficient programmes in terms of energy consumption are generally those that perform at lower temperatures and longer duration.
Observe the load sizes
Load your washing machine up to the capacity indicated in the “PROGRAMME CHART” table to save water and energy.
Noise and remaining moisture content
They are influenced by the spinning speed: the higher the spinning speed in the spinning phase, the higher the noise and the lower the remaining moisture content.


Before performing cleaning and maintenance, switch the washer-dryer off and disconnect it from the mains’ power. Do not use flammable liquids to clean the washing machine. Clean and maintain your washing machine periodically (at least 4 times per year).
Cutting off the water and electricity supplies
Close the water tap after every wash. This will limit wear on the hydraulic system inside the washer-dryer and help to prevent leaks. Unplug the washer-dryer when cleaning it and during all maintenance work.
Cleaning the washer-dryer
The outer parts and rubber components of the appliance can be cleaned using a soft cloth soaked in lukewarm soapy water. Do not use solvents or abrasives.
Cleaning the detergent dispenser drawer
Remove the dispenser drawer by lifting and pulling it outwards. Wash it under running water; this procedure should be effected regularly.
Caring for the door and drum
Always leave the porthole door ajar in order to prevent unpleasant odours from forming.
Cleaning the pump
The washer-dryer is fitted with a self-cleaning pump that does not require any maintenance. Small items (such as coins or buttons) may sometimes fall into the protective pre-chamber situated at the base of the pump.
! Make sure that the wash cycle has ended and unplug the appliance.
To access the pre-chamber:

  1. remove the covering panel on the front side of the machine by inserting a screwdriver in the centre and sides of the panel and using it as a lever;
  2. position a container so that it will collect the water which flows out (approximately 1.5 l).
  3. loosen the drainage pump cover by turning it anti-clockwise: it is normal for some water to leak out;
  4. clean the inside thoroughly;
  5. screw the cover back on;
  6. put the panel back in place, making sure the hooks slot in place before pushing the panel onto the appliance.

Checking the water inlet hose
Check the water inlet hose at least once a year. If it is cracked or broken, it must be replaced: during wash cycles, the high pressure of the water could suddenly split the hose open.
! Never use hoses that have already been used.
The washing machine features the innovative “Direct Injection” technology that quickly solubilises the detergent and efficiently activates all the various components. The system guarantees the complete use and dissolution of the detergent, which is mixed with water before reaching the garments. This ensures better cleaning results already at low temperatures, providing significant energy savings while perfectly protecting colours and fibres. The “Direct Injection” technology is activated automatically in all the cycles.
Before every spin cycle, to avoid excessive vibrations before every spin and to distribute the load in a uniform manner, the drum rotates continuously at a speed which is slightly greater than the washing rotation speed. If, after several attempts, the load is not balanced correctly, the machine spins at a reduced spin speed. If the load is excessively unbalanced, the washer-dryer performs the distribution process instead of spinning. To encourage improved load distribution and balance, we recommend small and large garments are mixed in the load.
Contact our Technical Assistance Service to check whether the following accessories are available for this washer-dryer model.
Stacking kit
With this accessory, you can secure the tumble dryer to the upper part of your washer-dryer to save space and facilitate the loading and unloading of the tumble dryer.
Do not lift the washer-dryer by gripping it from the upper section. Unplug the appliance and close the water tap. Check that the door and detergent dispenser drawer are tightly closed. Detach the filling hose from the water tap then detach the drain hose. Empty all the water remaining in the hoses and secure the latter so that they do not get damaged during transport. Apply the transport bolts back on. Repeat, in reverse order, the transport bolt removal procedure described in the “Installation instructions”.
DEMO MODE: to deactivate this function, switch the washer-dryer OFF. Then press and hold the “Start/Pause” button, within 5 seconds press also “ON/OFF” button and hold both buttons for 2 seconds.


Your washer-dryer could occasionally fail to work. Before contacting the Technical Assistance Service, make sure that the problem cannot be easily solved using the following list.


Possible causes / Solutions:

The washer-dryer does not start. The appliance is not plugged into the socket fully, or not enough to make contact.
There is no power in the house.
The wash cycle does not start. The washer-dryer door is not closed properly.
The ON/OFF button has not been pressed.
The START/PAUSE  button has not been pressed.
The water tap has not been opened.
A delay has been set for the start time.
The washer-dryer does not fill with water. The water inlet hose is not connected to the tap.
The hose is bent.
The water tap has not been opened.
There is no water supply in the house.
The pressure is too low.
The START/PAUSE  button has not been pressed.
The washer-dryer door remains locked. If you have selected the option, at the end of the cycle the washer-dryer drum will rotate slowly; to end the cycling press the START/PAUSE button or the option.
The washer-dryer continuously loads and unloads water. The drain hose is not fitted between 65 and 100 cm from the floor.
The free end of the hose is immersed in water.

The wall drainage system is not fitted with a breather pipe. If the problem persists even after these checks, turn off the water tap, switch the appliance off and contact the Technical Assistance Service. If the home is on one of the upper floors of a building, there may be problems relating to back-siphonage, causing the washer-dryer to fill with water and drain continuously. Special anti-siphon valves are available in shops and help to prevent this inconvenience.

The washer-dryer does not drain or spin. The cycle does not include drainage: with certain cycles, it must be started manually.
The option is enabled: to complete the wash cycle, press the START/PAUSE  button.
The drain hose is bent.
The drainage duct is clogged.
The washer-dryer vibrates a lot during the spin cycle. The drum was not unlocked correctly during installation.
The washer-dryer is not level.
The washer-dryer is tucked between furniture cabinets and the wall.
The washer-dryer leaks. The water inlet hose is not screwed on properly.
The detergent dispenser drawer is obstructed.
The drain hose is not properly attached.
The icons corresponding to the “Phase in progress” flash rapidly at the same time as the ON/OFF indicator light.  

Switch off the machine and unplug it, wait for approximately 1 minute and then switch it back on again. If the problem persists, contact the Technical Assistance Service.

There is too much foam. The detergent is not suitable for machine washing (it should display the text “for washing machines” or “hand and machine wash”, or the like).
Too much detergent was used.
The washer-dryer does not dry. The appliance is not plugged into the socket, or not enough to make contact.
There has been a power failure.
The appliance door is not shut properly.
A DELAY TIMER has been set.
DRYING is in the OFF position.


  • Visiting the website
  • Using the QR code.
  • Alternatively, contact our Technical Assistance Service (the telephone number is indicated in the warranty booklet). When contacting the Technical Assistance Service, provide the codes shown on the adhesive label applied to the inside of the door.

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