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Washing machine displays three dashes



If the washing machine displays three dashes, indicates the washing machine has finished the cycle with the “CHILD LOCK” enabled and the washing machine is then switched off using the selector button or a power outage occurs.

  • Three dashes may appear on the display when the washing machine is switched on.

The Display, touch screen is locked:


Three dashes on the display.


Notification of “Child lock” enabled.



  • Reset the machine by switching off the power and reconnecting after approx. 1 minute.
  • Then disable the child safety lock, as instructed in the user manual. (If you do not have your user manual, refer to Where can I find the user manual for my appliance?).

Unplug the washing machine.

Insert the plug in the socket after approx. 1 minute.

  • Then disable the child safety lock, as instructed in the user manual.

To help you determine the exact nature of the problem, we recommend a visit by one of our authorized engineers to check the appliance and fix the problem.

When contacting us, please have the following information to hand. You will find this information on the manufacturer’s data plate:

Data plate with model number, product number/PNC, ELC and serial number:

  1. Model number
  2. Product number (PNC)
  3. ELC number
  4. Serial number

Where will I find the data plate on my product?   

NOTE: Depending on the problem, you may be charged for a service visit by an engineer, even during the warranty period.

Warning: We do not recommend using the product until the problem has been completely fixed. Unplug the product and do not plug it in again until you are certain that it is OK to do so.