1. Can washing damage my clothes?

2. What sort of detergent should I use?

3. Is it all right if I use a water softener?

4. When should I use the pre-wash?

5. What is the best washing machine?

6. How should I clean my washing machine?

7. Do I have to take any particular precautions when I go on holiday?

8. ...And if I move house?

9. Is it true that washing machine detergents cause pollution?

Margherita, has a solution to every problem

We have put together here a few questions which may come to mind when you start using your Margherita. You will see for yourself that your new washer dryer can give a convincing and state-of-the-art reply to all of them.

1. Can washing damage my clothes?

Margherita has been designed to adapt the washing process to all types of fabric and to treat your washing in the most delicate way possible. In any case, we would advise you to take certain basic precautions:

2. What sort of detergent should I use?

Apart from the performance of the machine, a successful wash also depends on the quality of the detergent used. There are numerous excellent brands on the market.

For your Margherita to work best, we suggest you use non-foam detergents that are specifically for automatic washer dryers. If you are washing synthetics or woollens, you should use detergents made specially for them.

Above all, avoid using dry cleaning solvents such as trichloroethylene or similar products.

3. Is it all right if I use a water softener?

It depends. In some areas the water is very hard and it leaves calcium deposits on both the heating element of the washing machine and on the washing itself, which over time damage both. In such cases, it is a good idea to mix a water softener, or decalcifier, in with your detergent to dissolve the calcium.

4. When should I use the pre-wash?

Every time you have particularly dirty items to wash, when you think it would help them to have a longer wash with more detergent.

5. What is the best washing machine?

The most important thing is for it to be perfectly level. This is why it has adjustable feet so as to eliminate any imperfections in the floor.

We would also advise you to place your washer dryer in such a way that there is some space - even a fraction of an inch - on all sides.

6. How should I clean my washing machine?

First of all, remember to switch off the electricity. Then, to clean the body and any rubber parts use a damp cloth and a little soap. Avoid petrol or other solvents at all costs.

7. Do I have to take any particular precautions when I go on holiday?

If this means that your washing machine is going to stay unused for a long time, then it would be best before you go to unplug it, close the water tap and leave the door ajar so as to avoid any unpleasant odours remaining inside. In fact, it is advisable to leave the door open during periods of non-use as well.

8. ...And if I move house?

If you are moving house, there is one simple but very important thing you should do: block the drum to save it from bumps. To do this, put back the blocking screws that were removed when it was installed.

9. Is it true that washing machine detergents cause pollution?

Certain detergents containing phosphates can indeed cause ecological problems. Nowadays, however, there are various excellent detergents that do not use phosphates. Ecology is dear to the heart of your Margherita and to the extent possible, it lends a hand. This washing machine has a special device to ensure chat the detergent is used to the maximum extent possible, so less detergent has to be used compared with traditional machines.@