DO YOU HAVE TO PRESS THE FLUSH BUTTON ON THE CONCEALED KIT AFTER USING THE GENERA WASHING TOILET?
The functions of the washing toilet and the concealed kit work independently. After using the washing function, press the lower or higher flush button on the set to rinse the excrements from the ceramic bowl.
DO WASHING SYSTEMS NEED TO BE DESCALED? HOW TO DO THAT?
Electric heated washing systems should be descaled regularly. Limescale accumulating on the heating elements may cause malfunctioning or damage. The frequency of descaling should be determined by the hardness of the water in the area where the product is used. Details on how to carry out the descaling process can be found in the instructions accompanying the washing toilet in question.
IS IT ADVISABLE TO USE A SPECIFIC TYPE OF DESCALING LIQUID?
Use commercially available descaling liquids dedicated to coffee machines. The unit uses approximately 250 ml of liquid per descaling cycle.
WHAT IS THE DESCALING PROCESS?
Once the descaling cycle has started, the internal modules of the unit and the washing nozzle are automatically flushed through with the descaling liquid. The entire process takes place inside the unit. Once the descaling process is complete, the product can be used safely.
CAN THE LID AND SEAT OF THE TOILET SEAT BE REMOVED FOR CLEANING?
The lid and seat of the toilet seat have use the easy-off system, which is an easy-release system. Users can easily remove the seat themselves, wash it and reinstall it. No tools are required to clip the seat on and off.
IS THE PRODUCT SAFE?
GENERA washing toilets are a completely safe product, which is confirmed by compliance with European standards/certificates: CE, IPX4, EN1717 and RoHs.
ARE GENERA WASHING TOILETS HYGIENIC?
The toilets have been constructed to ensure maximum hygiene. Before and after activating the cleaning function, the nozzle is flushed with clean water each time. In addition, the product is protected against the possibility of water contamination in accordance with the requirements of EN 1717. The ceramic bowl is made using the rimless ClearZone technology for easy cleaning.
WILL THE WATER NOT SCALD MY PRIVATE PARTS?
The water temperature in GENERA washing toilets is chosen in such a way that the user always feels comfortable when using the product. The washing modules have several temperature control ranges to suit the preferences of each user. The water temperature can be conveniently adjusted from the remote control or via the knobs on the ceramic bowl.
CAN THE WATER TEMPERATURE BE ADJUSTED? TO WHAT EXTENT?
The water temperature is adjustable between 32-40 degrees.
CAN THE STRENGTH OF THE WATER JET BE ADJUSTED?
The GENERA washing toilet has a water jet adjustment function, which is available from the control knob on the main module as well as from the remote control. Several water jet strength levels are available.
WHAT IS THE OSCILLATING WASHING FUNCTION?
During oscillating washing, the washing nozzle changes its position – it moves back and forth, increasing the range of cleaned body surface.
WHAT IS THE PULSATING WASHING FUNCTION?
During pulsating washing there the strength of the water jet varies, spraying alternately with more or less intensity.
WHAT IS NIGHT LIGHTING USED FOR?
Thanks to the night lighting function, there is no need for strong glaring general bathroom lighting when using the toilet at night. The inside of the bowl is illuminated by a LED.
CAN THE SOFT CLOSE HINGES OF THE SEAT BE REPLACED?
The soft close hinges are a replaceable part, parts can be purchased through authorised retail partners. Replacement is recommended via an authorised service technician.
CAN I BUY A TOILET SEAT FOR THE WASHING SYSTEM?
The toilet seat is interchangeable and can be purchased through authorised retail partners.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO PURCHASE A REMOTE CONTROL?
The remote control is a spare part, available for purchase through authorised retail partners. After purchasing a new remote control, perform the operation of pairing the remote control with the toilet cleaning system according to the user manual.
HOW CAN I CHECK THAT THE WASHING NOZZLE IS CLEAN?
Select the manual nozzle cleaning function on the unit. The washing nozzle will slide out of the main module of the unit, allowing you to check the condition of the nozzle and whether it needs to be cleaned.
CAN I REPLACE THE TIP OF THE WASHING NOZZLE E.G. WHEN IT BECOMES SCALED UP?
The nozzle cleaning tip is a spare part and can be purchased through authorised retail partners. The washing nozzle should be replaced as described in the instructions.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STANDARD AND FEMININE WASHING FUNCTIONS?
The feminine wash function launches the water jet from the front opening of the washing nozzle, directing it more forward than in standard washing, which makes it possible to wash female private parts.
CAN THE GENERA WASHING TOILET BE USED BY CHILDREN?
Yes, but depending on the age. The child should use the toilet under adult supervision or after receiving appropriate instruction. After instruction, make sure that the child is able to operate the washing toilet properly on their own.
DOES THE GENERA WASHING TOILET REQUIRE SPECIAL SKILLS FROM THE USER?
The functions of the toilet can be intuitively operated using the knob on the ceramic bowl, the buttons on the remote control or the mobile app. Operation requires only a basic understanding of how the product works.
WILL I NEED TO USE TOILET PAPER AFTER USING THE WASHING FUNCTION?
This depends on the model of washing toilet you have. Some models have drying systems installed, while others require a small amount of paper to dry the body part being washed.
WHAT GENERA WASHING TOILET MODELS ARE AVAILABLE?
The MEISSEN KERAMIK brand offers three types of washing toilet:
- mechanical washing system with thermostat – GENERA Manual
- bowl with washing seat – GENERA Comfort
- washing seat integrated into the ceramic – GENERA Ultimate
DOES USING A GENERA CLEANING TOILET HAVE A POSITIVE EFFECT ON THE LEVEL OF HYGIENE OF THE HOUSEHOLD?
Using the washing function after using the toilet gives the user a feeling of freshness and ensures a high level of hygiene, unattainable in traditional toilet bowls without a washing function.
CAN PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES USE THE GENERA WASHING TOILET?
Persons who do not understand the purpose of the product or who have physical, sensory, mental or other impairments must only use the product after receiving safety instructions or under the supervision of another person.
CAN PREGNANT WOMEN USE THE GENERA WASHING TOILET?
Pregnant women can use the washing toilet function without any problems. The water jet is gentle and maintains the hygiene of the private parts.
WHAT DESIGN REQUIREMENTS SHOULD YOU CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING A GENERA WASHING TOILET?
GENERA washing toilets are compatible with the ETERNA concealed kit from MEISSEN KERAMIK, as well as kits from most leading manufacturers on the market. When choosing a concealed kit, make sure that the water and electricity connections are routed to the right place as indicated in the bowl installation instructions.
WHAT RULES MUST BE OBSERVED DURING MAINTENANCE OF A GENERA CLEANING TOILET?
In the toilet, the descaling cycle should be carried out regularly and any deposits/dirt should be removed from the product's cleaning nozzle on an ongoing basis. For ceramics, use commercially available care products.
IS THE GENERA WASHING TOILET MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY THAN A TRADITIONAL WALL HUNG BOWL?
When considering this issue, attention should be paid not only to the water consumption of the toilet, but also to the related processes that accompany our use of the bathroom. In this case, we are talking about toilet paper, the production of which uses many raw materials that have a finite source – water or wood. The toilet itself allows the use of paper to be significantly reduced or eliminated altogether. Despite drawing small amounts of water for washing cycles, it fits perfectly into the trend of an ecological and environmentally conscious approach to our impact on the environment. In addition, ongoing hygienic maintenance with washing toilets will have the effect of reducing the use of water and other cleaning agents used in traditional washing.
CAN YOU REPAIR A WASHING TOILET YOURSELF?
Simple jobs such as replacing the toilet seat (lid or seat) can be done by the user themselves. Other repair work should be carried out by authorised/licensed service technicians.
WHAT TO DO IF THE WASHING TOILET MALFUNCTIONS?
If the washing toilet malfunctions, unplug the unit from the electricity supply, wait 3 minutes, and plug the power back in – if the product still does not function properly after doing this, contact the customer service line immediately under the number: +041 230 63 80
WASHING SYSTEM NOT WORKING? WHAT SHOULD I DO?
- check for power cuts;
- if other electrical appliances are operating, verify that the residual current fuse of the appliance is switched on;
- when verifying the above, it is also necessary to pay attention to the condition of the electrical connection – whether it is damaged, interrupted, punctured;
- the toilet performs its function in stand-by mode, which can be activated by pressing the 'on' button on the side panel of the unit.
WATER LEAKAGE OUTSIDE THE WASHING SYSTEM. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
- cut off the electrical supply to the unit;
- close the water supply valve to the unit;
- please inform the manufacturer's service department at the following address: email@example.com
THE WASHING SYSTEM WORKS BUT DOES NOT REACT TO COMMANDS FROM THE REMOTE CONTROL OR THE CONTROL KNOB. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Check that the remote control/knob batteries are correctly inserted and not dead, if the batteries are not inserted in the remote control/dial – insert them as instructed. If this did not solve the problem, re-pair the remote control/knob to the device - following the instructions supplied with the product. After this operation, turn on the power to the washing toilet – the devices will be paired. If the above steps have not solved the problem, please contact the customer service line.
CHANGING THE WASHING MODE FROM FEMININE TO STANDARD (OR VICE VERSA) TAKES A LONG TIME, WHAT TO DO?
When changing the mode, the washing tip first retracts into the machine for self-cleaning and then pulls out for a new selected programme. This is a normal operation of the device. The change of programme does not take place immediately, this is due to the product's hygiene assumptions.
THE WASHING NOZZLE DOES NOT SLIDE OUT, WATER DOES NOT FLOW FROM THE NOZZLE. WHAT CAN I DO?
The reason for the malfunction of the nozzle may be a defect in the water supply to the unit, in this case contact the customer service line or call an authorised/licensed service centre.
When inspecting the fault, pay attention to the water supply valve – whether it is closed or blocked (without water supply the unit cannot function).
The washing nozzle will also not work properly if it is clogged or scaled up. In this case, clean the nozzle using the “manual nozzle cleaning” programme (see product-specific instructions for details). In addition, it is advisable to carry out a descaling process for the unit, this will take care of the whole system and get rid of lime deposits from the washing toilet.
THE PRESSURE OF THE WATER COMING OUT OF THE WASHING NOZZLE IS LOW. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
First, set a higher water spray intensity from the control knob or remote control. The next step is to check the condition of the nozzle and perform a cleaning. From the menu, select manual nozzle washing – the element will slide out of the body of the unit, giving the user access to the washing tip. The tip can be dismantled and washed under running water, then rechecked for operation after the tip has been placed in the nozzle and the nozzle manual cleaning programme has been completed. In addition, to maintain the unit, a descaling process should be carried out.
THE WATER TEMPERATURE IS TOO LOW OR TOO HIGH. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Verify that the water temperature has not been set to extreme values – too cold '1', too hot '5’ – using the knobs on the ceramic bowl or the remote control you can change the water temperature to a comfortable level, there are five settings (1-5) to choose from.
THE NOZZLE SUDDENLY STOPPED SPRAYING WATER. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
The washing toilet is programmed so that the washing function runs for approximately 3 minutes. After this time has elapsed, the washing nozzle switches off and slides back to the unit. This is a normal operation of the product. If you wish to reduce the washing time, you can disable the function manually by using the 'STOP' button on the remote control or by pressing the control knob on the side panel of the unit.
WATER DRIPS FROM THE RETRACTED CLEANING NOZZLE. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Both before and shortly after the washing function, the nozzle and the washing tip are washed with water to ensure maximum hygienic use of the product. This is a normal operation of the device.
THE WASHING TOILET DOES NOT START UP ITS FUNCTIONS. WHAT CAN I DO?
The washing and drying function of the GENERA Ultimate washing toilet requires the user to sit on the toilet seat. The product has an infrared sensor that detects the user on the seat. If this type of problem occurs, adjust your position on the seat so that the sensor is covered by the user sitting on the seat.
THE DRYING TEMPERATURE IN THE GENERA ULTIMATE INTEGRATED TOILET IS TOO LOW OR TOO HIGH. WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Check that the drying temperature has not been set to extreme values – too cold '1' or too hot '5'. Using the remote control, you can adjust the temperature according to your preferences, with five different settings to choose from.