FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQ

This FAQ page provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Electrolux appliances. Please use our troubleshooter if you are experiencing a problem with your appliance. Expand the capabilities of your appliance by exploring our range of accessories in the webshop.

Washing machines

1. Can I install my washing machine using a hot water connection?
We do not recommend installation using a hot water connection. Technically the inlet valves of our machines can handle water up to 65 degrees celsius, however the washing programs do not use hot water constantly. Constant hot water can produce a poor washing result. In addition,our front- and top-loaded machines are specifically designed to be installed using a cold water connection.

2. Why can’t I find my washing machine on the website?
The site only displays our current line models. If you can’t find your model it may be older or a specialty model - please contact your dealer for further information.  

3. How old is my washing machine?
You can determine the age of your washing machine by looking at the serial number on the nameplate. The first number indicates the year and the second and third digits indicate the production week. For example, 13500016: week 35 in 2001.

4. I have an error code on my washing machine. What does that mean?
The error codes have different meanings depending on the issue that you are experiencing. Use our Troubleshooter to find a specific error code and learn how it can be resolved.

5. What do the symbols on my washing machine mean?
If you are unsure about the meaning behind the symbols on your machine you can always turn to the instruction manual that came with your appliance. If you do not have access to your manual you can download a digital version here.

6. Why is my washing machine smelly?
This can be caused by a number of issues, for example - is it a foul odour or does the appliance smell burnt? Read more about possible causes and how you can alleviate the potential problem in our Troubleshooter. 

7. My washing machine is not working. Who do I contact regarding washing machine repair?
If you haven’t been able to resolve your issue by using our Troubleshooter we are more than happy to send a licensed service technician. Schedule a service here.

8. Where can I find the manual for my washing machine?
With your model and product number at hand you can easily download a new manual here.


Dryers

1. Why can’t I find my dryer on the website?
The site only displays our current line models. If you can’t find your model it may be older or a specialty model - please contact your dealer for further information.  

2. How old is my dryer?
You can determine the age of your dryer by looking at the serial number on the nameplate. The first number indicates the year and the second and third digits indicate the production week. For example, 13500016: week 35 in 2001.

3. I have an error code on my dryer. What does that mean?
The error codes have different meanings depending on the issue that you are experiencing. Use our Troubleshooter to find a specific error code and learn how it can be resolved.

4. What do the symbols on my dryer mean?
If you are unsure about the meaning behind the symbols on your machine you can always turn to the instruction manual that came with your appliance. If you do not have access to your manual you can download a digital version here.

5. My dryer is not working. Who do I contact regarding dryer repair?
If you haven’t been able to resolve your issue by using our Troubleshooter we are more than happy to send a licensed service technician. Schedule a service here.

6. Where can I find the manual for my dryer?
With your model and product number at hand you can easily download a new manual here.


Ovens

1. How do I clean my oven?
The aluminium can be cleaned with a regular soap and water solution. You can clean the stainless steel with our special cleaner which is available through our webshop.

2. Why can’t I find my oven on the website?
The site only displays our current line models. If you can’t find your model it may be older or a specialty model - please contact your dealer for further information.  

3. How old is my oven?
You can determine the age of your oven by looking at the serial number on the nameplate. The first number indicates the year and the second and third digits indicate the production week. For example, 13500016: week 35 in 2001.

4. I have an error code on my oven. What does that mean?
The error codes have different meanings depending on the issue that you are experiencing. Use our Troubleshooter to find a specific error code and learn how it can be resolved.

5. What do the symbols on my oven mean?
If you are unsure about the meaning behind the symbols on your machine you can always turn to the instruction manual that came with your appliance. If you do not have access to your manual you can download a digital version here.

6. My oven  is not working. Who do I contact regarding oven repair?
If you haven’t been able to resolve your issue by using our Troubleshooter we are more than happy to send a licensed service technician. Schedule a service here.

7. Where can I find the manual for my oven?
With your model and product number at hand you can easily download a new manual here.


Hoobs

1. How do I connect my electric, ceramic or induction hob to the mains?
The connection of the hob should be carried out in 2 x 230V (two phases) by a qualified electrician.

2. Where is the gas hose connection on my hob?
The gas hose connection is on the rear right of the stove. 

3. Why can’t I find my hob on the website?
The site only displays our current line models. If you can’t find your model it may be older or a specialty model - please contact your dealer for further information. 

4. How old is my hob?
You can determine the age of your hob by looking at the serial number on the nameplate. The first number indicates the year and the second and third digits indicate the production week. For example, 13500016: week 35 in 2001.

5. I have an error code on my hob. What does that mean?
The error codes have different meanings depending on the issue that you are experiencing. Use our Troubleshooter to find a specific error code and learn how it can be resolved.

6. What do the symbols on my hob mean?
If you are unsure about the meaning behind the symbols on your machine you can always turn to the instruction manual that came with your appliance. If you do not have access to your manual you can download a digital version here.

7. My hob is not working. Who do I contact regarding hob repair?
If you haven’t been able to resolve your issue by using our Troubleshooter we are more than happy to send a licensed service technician. Schedule a serive here.

8. Where can I find the manual for my hob?
With your model and product number at hand you can easily download a new manual here.


Fridges and freezers

1. My fridge / freezer smells, how do I remove the odor?
Electrolux sells special odor absorbers designed for your fridge / freezer. Take a look at our webshop for more information about this odor absorbers. You can also purchase them online here.

2. Why can’t I find my fridge / freezer on the website?
The site only displays our current line models. If you can’t find your model it may be older or a specialty model - please contact your dealer for further information.  

3. How old is my fridge / freezer?
You can determine the age of your hob by looking at the serial number on the nameplate. The first number indicates the year and the second and third digits indicate the production week. For example, 13500016: week 35 in 2001.

4. I have an error code on my fridge / freezer. What does that mean?
The error codes have different meanings depending on the issue that you are experiencing. Use our Troubleshooter to find a specific error code and learn how it can be resolved.

5. What do the symbols on my fridge / freezer mean?
If you are unsure about the meaning behind the symbols on your machine you can always turn to the instruction manual that came with your appliance. If you do not have access to your manual you can download a digital version here.

6. My fridge / freezer is not working. Who do I contact regarding fridge / freezer repair?
If you haven’t been able to resolve your issue by using our Troubleshooter we are more than happy to send a licensed service technician. Schedule a service here.

7. Where can I find the manual for my fridge / freezer?
With your model and product number at hand you can easily download a new manual here.


Hoods

1. How do I clean the filters in my hood?
Filters can be cleaned in the dishwasher or by hand - rinse them well and dry before placing them back into the hood. Note that the filters can turn white if you wash them in the dishwasher.

2. Why can’t I find my hood on the website?
The site only displays our current line models. If you can’t find your model it may be older or a specialty model - please contact your dealer for further information.  

3. How old is my hood?
You can determine the age of your hood by looking at the serial number on the nameplate. The first number indicates the year and the second and third digits indicate the production week. For example, 13500016: week 35 in 2001.

4. My hood is not working. Who do I contact regarding hood repair?
We are more than happy to send a licensed service technician. Schedule a service here.

5. Where can I find the manual for my hood?
With your model and product number at hand you can easily download a new manual here.


Vacuum cleaners

1. Why can’t I find my vacuum cleaner on the website?
The site only displays our current line models. If you can’t find your model it may be older or a specialty model - please contact your dealer for further information.  

2. How old is my vacuum cleaner?
You can determine the age of your vacuum cleaner by looking at the serial number on the nameplate. The first number indicates the year and the second and third digits indicate the production week. For example, 13500016: week 35 in 2001.

3. My vacuum cleaner is not working. Who do I contact regarding vacuum cleaner repair?
We are more than happy to send a licensed service technician. Schedule a service here.

4. Where can I find the manual for my vacuum cleaner?
With your model and product number at hand you can easily download a new manual here.