Stove Top

The induction stove top requires pots and pans made from ferrous metals. See Pots and Pans.
Note that the stove top can get very occasionally into a snit (if a pot severely overflows for example). Normally this is indicated by flashing leds on the stovetop. The usual corrective action is to flip the appropriate breaker switch (
breaker panal) and wait. In exceptional circumstances you may have to wait hours. Very rarely happens



The control panel is above the door opening. The refrigerator runs typically quite cold. We leave it on the middle or "4" setting.

There is an
on/off switch at the extreme right of the control panel.


The microwave is a very simple device.

To select the cooking time first turn the knob very slightly to the
left and then turn to the right to select the time you want. The time displays progressively in increasing increments so go lightly if you want a short period. Press the knob to start the machine on the HIGH setting (default).

There is a timer as well - the button below the knob with an hour glass symbol. Press it and use the knob in the same was as for cooking time.


Dish Washer

Dishwasher salt, rinsing agent and detergent tablets

Salt goes here (fill to top). Note that it is very important to keep salt in the machine due to the extremely hard water in the village. Otherwise glassware will fog very quickly.

Rinse agent goes here

Detergent tablet goes here. REMOVE tablet from wrapping

Error codes - Extreme right of control panel on top edge of the door

Water supply fault (tap)d01
Draining faultd02
Heating faultd03
Temperature faultd04
Motor under loadd05
Motor overloadd06
Overflow/anti-leak faultd07
Sprinkling distribution faultd08
Pressure sensor faultd11
Filling fault (water inlet detection systen)d12
Overheating faultd13
Installation fault (incorrect drainage connection or inadequate flow rate and tap)d14

Filters (Clean regularly)

The filters are located on the bottom of the unit to the left of the cap for the salt stopper. There are three filters - the waste filter (a basket-shaped cylindrical filter that locks into place with a small handle, the large metal main filter and the micro-filter that is contained within the waste filter. First rotate the waste filter a quarter turn then remove it. Remove the main filter and then the micro filter from the waste filter. Clean all filters with clean water and then re-install in the revers order. See instructions below.

A Draining or Overflow fault (d02/d07) and a kitchen flood can result when the filters are clogged.
This is a major annoyance. The kitchen floor will flood and the machine is no longer usable. You must drain the machine by hand and clean the filters. The overflow switch will not reset for several days and you must reset Breaker number 2 (second from the left in the top row) in the breaker switch panel to reset the machine and clear the code. See the breaker panel



Controls are shown below. The switch on the right side selects the cooking method. The switch on the left is normally used to adjust the temperature and time.


Temperature Conversions


All washing products are to be found in the cupboard above the washing machine.

Start the washer by pressing the start button on the extreme left of the control panel. Select the "program" you want by pushing the "P" button and rotating the dial until you have something approaching the type of clothes and duration you desire. Each option will be highlighted on the display to the left of the button. Press the button on the extreme right of the control panel to start the cycle. The machine will lock the door and start the wash.

NOTE: The machine heats the water rather than using hot tap water.



The dryer is a condensation dryer. It extracts the moisture from the fabric and collects it in a small reservoir at the bottom of the machine. You MUST empty the reservoir after each load. There is also a filter on the left side of the drum which must be frequently cleaned. Turn the middle knob clockwise to set the drying time.