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Changing pre-set options

Option Adjustment mode

After using your washer a number of times you may want to fine tune some of the options to suit your wash needs.

There are a number of pre-set options, which can be altered:

  1. The wash temperatures, including changing the COLD wash temperature to CONTROLLED COLD. 
  2. The out of balance recovery routine. 
  3. The number of beeps at the end of the cycle.
  4. Resetting to factory default settings.

To enter Option Adjustment mode

  1. Turn machine on at the wall but do not press POWER. Touch and hold the KEYLOCK and START / PAUSE buttons for 3 seconds. You will hear 3 quick beeps indicating you have entered Option Adjustment mode. The machine will show the default setting for the COLD wash temperature. 
    • The diagram below shows how the wash cycle icons relate to the options you can change. 
  2. Use the buttons on the panel to make your changes to the pre-set options. 
  3. Press POWER to return to normal mode. Your washer will automatically remember your changes.



Adjusting your options

  1. Enter Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Option Adjustment'). 
  2. The diagram below shows how the wash cycle buttons relate to the options you can change. It also shows what will be displayed when you first enter Option Adjustment mode. Options you can change are accessible using the REGULAR, HEAVY, EASY IRON and ALLERGY cycle buttons only.

Use this diagram to help you adjust the options, ie select the REGULAR cycle button to modify the wash temperature, select the HEAVY cycle button to change the out of balance (OOB) recovery process, and so on.

2017-06-28_0931.pngFig.24 WashSmart™ Option Adjustment mode

  1. Use the DELAY START “MORE” 2017-06-28_0941_001.png button on the panel to scroll through the available settings of your selected option, eg to increase or decrease the temperature of your warm wash temperature, or to change the number of beeps at the end of the cycle.


Fig.25 Changing the pre-set options


Wash temperatures

All wash temperatures can be individually adjusted if you think they are too hot or too cold.


The hot temperature will be the same as the hot water supply temperature. 

  1. Enter Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Option Adjustment'). 
  2. Select the REGULAR cycle.
  3. Select the wash temperature you want to adjust, eg WARM, by touching the WASH TEMP button. The digital display screen displays the current setting.
  4. Touch the MORE 2017-06-28_0941_001.png button to increase or decrease to the desired temperature (the temperature setting options will scroll around). Each increment is equal to approximately 0.5°C.

Fig.26 Adjusting the temperature setting, eg increasing the WARM wash temperature by 2°C

Controlled Cold

If the temperature of your cold water supply is very low and you choose to do a COLD wash, you will not get an effective wash. The CONTROLLED COLD option solves this problem by adding a small amount of hot water to raise the temperature of the wash to approximately 20°C. 

  1. Enter Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Option Adjustment'). 
  2. Select the REGULAR cycle. 
  3. Select COLD wash temperature by touching the WASH TEMP button (if not already selected).
  4. The digital display shows the temperature adjustment possible. The default setting is “tAP”, which is the same temperature as the incoming water from the cylinder for cold water.
  • Touch the MORE 2017-06-28_0941_001.png button until “O” is displayed. Your washer will now adjust the cold temperature to approximately 20°C. Each of the remaining settings equals an approximate 0.5°C temperature increase or decrease from this point.
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Fig.27 Changing the cold wash temperature setting from cold tap to CONTROLLED COLD


if you always use COLD or CONTROLLED COLD water, we recommend that a WARM or HOT wash be used regularly, eg every 5th wash should be at least a warm one. Warm water is needed to help maintain the cleanliness of your machine. 

Out of balance recovery routine

When your washer is spinning it can sense if the wash load is out of balance. If an out of balance load is detected, the machine will stop and re-try spinning one more time. If it still senses an unbalanced load there are two options the machine can take. 

Automatic recovery OFF (the default setting) 

Your washer will stop, beep, and show “out-oF-bAL” in three phases on the display screen. You must redistribute the load more evenly yourself. Use this option if you wish to conserve water. 

Automatic recovery ON

Your washer will try to automatically correct the out of balance load. It will fill with water and agitate to redistribute the load before trying to spin up again. 

To change the out of balance recovery option: 

  1. Enter Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Option Adjustment'). 
  2. Select the HEAVY cycle. 
  3. Touch the MORE 2017-06-28_0941_001.png button to turn AUTOMATIC RECOVERY on or off.

Fig.28 Changing the out of balance recovery routine

End of cycle beeps

The beeps signalling the end of the cycle can be increased or decreased. The default setting is 5 beeps. 

To modify the number of beeps sounding at the end of the cycle:

  1. Enter Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Option Adjustment'). 
  2. Select the EASY IRON cycle. 
  3. Touch the MORE 2017-06-28_0941_001.png button to increase the number of beeps or for no beeps to sound at the end of the cycle.

Fig.29 Modifying the number of beeps to signal the end of the cycle

Factory reset

You can reset your washer to the settings it left the factory with: 

  1. Enter Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Option Adjustment'). 
  2. Select the ALLERGY cycle.
  3. The display will show “rSt”. Touch and hold START / PAUSE for 3 seconds to reset your washer to its factory settings.

This action will reset the washer to the default settings, exit Option Adjustment mode and restart the washer in normal operating mode.

Touch POWER to exit if you do not wish to reset your washer.

Fig.30 Changing the washer back to the factory default settings

Remember, to save changes and exit from the Option Adjustment mode (ie to return to normal operating mode), touch the POWER button.

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