Have you recently bought a new washing machine from Beko? If so, you might be wondering how you can make the most of your appliance once you’ve installed it in your kitchen.
Every Beko machine and model offers a different delivery process and has a unique range of programmes and features. However, there are a lot of similarities between the majority of washer models from this brand.
This article will cover everything you need to know about operating your new Beko washing machine to its full capacity to power through your laundry and enjoy fresh and clean clothes for years to come!
The Control Panel
Beko washing machines have several wash cycles and programmes, each washing at a different temperature and requiring differing amounts of electrical energy.
Because each programme offers a different delivery, you’ll need to select the right one for the type of clothes that you’re washing. You can select a particular wash cycle using the control panel or the selection dial on your washer. Almost every washing machine brand has a control panel through which you can choose your desired settings for a single wash cycle.
Usually, the control panel has a series of buttons with corresponding symbols and a display screen. Some models have sensors instead of buttons that are highly responsive to the light touch of your fingers.
On Beko machines, there is a button for:
- Switching the appliance on or off
- Starting, pausing, or cancelling a wash cycle
- Adjusting the spin speed of the washer drum
- Changing the temperature of a wash cycle
- Delaying the start of the next washing cycle
- Lowering the volume of your appliance, so it’s quiet or loud
The Beko Washer Display Screen
The display screen will be at the top of your machine and it is where you’ll find which settings are currently selected. It will show several symbols, including:
Spin Speed and Temperature Indicators
This is where you can adjust the speed at which the drum spins. A higher spin speed thoroughly washes your laundry and removes excess water from your clothes to dry them.
You’ll use the temperature indicator to check how hot or cold the water is during a cycle. A higher temperature is better for washing heavily soiled or stained clothing, and a lower temperature uses less energy and is ideal for lightly soiled laundry.
Remaining Time, Delayed Start, and Programme Indicator Symbols
The time remaining display shows how long is left before a full wash or rinse completes.
You can also delay the start time of the upcoming cycle by holding down the start/pause button. The clock will count up in hours, and you release the button when it reaches your desired time. The programme indicator symbol shows which washing setting is currently active for a prewash, main wash, or rinse.
Water Pressure Symbol
The water pressure symbol indicates when there is an issue with the water supply or water flow inside your washing machine. An obstruction in the water inlet or a faulty water level switch can cause problems with the pressure levels inside the water pipes and drain hose.
Door Lock Symbol
The padlock symbol will illuminate on the display screen when the washer door is locked and will turn dark when your clothes are washed, and the cycle is complete.
Wash Programmes and Auxiliary Functions
Once you’re familiar with how things work on the control panel and display screen, you can take a closer look at the features offered by your washing machine.
Beko washing machines don’t have symbols around the programme dial. Instead, the names of each type of cycle are printed in words. Although the exact settings vary between different Beko models, there are lots of universal wash settings that you’ll find in any model.
To save you hours of reading through your user guide, here is a quick overview of the universal options that you should be aware of:
- Cottons Eco
- Eco Clean 20
- Daily Quick
- Super Short
- Dark Care
- Mixed Fabrics
- Hand Wash
- Freshen Up
- Self Clean
There is also a range of handy additional settings, with the most common ones being Rinse, Rinse Hold, and Spin and Drain.
Loading Your Washer Drum With the Right Amount of Laundry
Regardless of the washer model you own, knowing how to load your washing machine properly can come in handy. Proper loading can extend its life and reduce the risk of repairs and replacements, saving money, time, and stress.
You’ll need to open the door by carefully pulling the handle to load your clothes into the drum. You can then add the appropriate amount of laundry for your chosen cycle setting.
Depending on which cycle you choose, the maximum load capacity of the drum differs. You can search through your user manual for more details about using a full load in your specific washing machine model.
Your instruction manual will detail the total volume of clothing that you can load into your washer in kilograms (kg). The following list shows the maximum load capacity for each of the washing features in a standard Beko washing machine:
- Cottons eco 60 degrees – 6.5 kg
- Cottons eco below 60 degrees – 3.25 kg
- BabyClothing – 6.5 kg
- Quick wash or super short – 2 kg
- Freshen up – 2 kg
- Daily quick – 6.5 kg
- Eco clean – 3.5 kg
- Dark Care – 3 kg
- Woollens- 1.5 kg
- Hand wash – 1 kg
- Shirts – 3.5 kg
- Mixed fabrics – 3.5 kg
- Synthetics – 3 kg
Adding Detergent to Your Washing Machine
Even if you’ve got a new Beko washing machine, you can probably still use the same detergent you’ve always used when washing your laundry. You should always check the specifics using the manufacturer’s guide, but most washers will accept powder and liquid detergent. However, you shouldn’t use the latter if you’ve selected the delayed start option.
Place the appropriate amount of detergent in the dispenser drawer, which is located at the top of your appliance before loading your clothes into the drum and starting the cycle.
Avoid using excessive detergent or fabric softener, as this can cause excess foam production inside the washer drum. Using high amounts of foam can damage your appliance and ruin your clothing and bedding.
When you’re happy with everything, you can start your washer. It will automatically dispense the detergent regularly during the wash cycle so that your laundry comes out as clean as possible.
Final Word – Using Your Washing Machine to its Full Potential
Hopefully, this guide has provided you with all of the information that you need to enjoy your new washing machine.
By learning more about how your appliance works, you’ll find selecting the ideal wash programmes and saving money simple. With a sparkling new washing machine installed in your kitchen or utility room, you’ll be able to speed through your laundry pile, spend less time doing the house chores, and enjoy more time with your family.
However, if you want expert advice on how to install and use your washing machine to its full capacity, contact the Beko customer support team directly. If you’re having issues with your washer, they will help you to troubleshoot the problem or send a professional engineer to your house to further investigate the issue.