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Wash Cycle Time Longer than Usual



Possible Cause What to Do
Selected Wash Cycle

Wash cycle time is approximate and may be affected by the size, distribution, or fabric of the wash load, yet this doesn’t a­ffect the quality of the wash.

Inlet hoses – filters

Filters inside the two inlet hoses connecting your washer to the taps can become blocked, increasing the fill and cycle times. Turning off the taps first, unscrew the hoses at the machine end. Remove filters with nose pliers and clean if required.

Out of Balance

If your washer is out of balance or over-sudsing, its automatic recovery system extends the cycle time, yet this doesn’t a­ffect quality of the wash.

Wash time is approximate Wash cycle time is approximate only and may be affected by a number of factors like incoming water pressure, water flow rate and whether connected to a hot fill. If connected to cold only, the washer will heat the water internally to the required water temp. 
Low water pressure or flow rate

If the incoming water pressure or flow rate is low, the cycle time will increase due to longer fill times. Ensure that water inlet hose filters are also not blocked reducing the water flow to the machine.

Washing a large load Be aware that it will take longer for the machine to fill.
Selecting various options Be aware that some options will extend cycle time.  This cycle time change does not affect the functionality of the washer. Wash times may change depending on various factors, and the washer will automatically update the time remaining display from initially estimated.  
Out of balance or oversudsing Recovery Recovery from out of balance or oversudsing will extend cycle time.
The product out of balance and oversudsing recovery will extend the cycle times automatically, so times may vary from initial time displayed.  


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