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Washer Dryer Controls



SmartTouch™ Control Dial

The SmartTouch™ Control Dial provides easy and efficient wash and dry cycle selection. As you rotate the dial, the icon of the wash or dry cycle selected will be illuminated, while the default settings for that cycle will be illuminated on the right side of the control panel.

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SmartTouch™ Control Dial

SmartTouch™ Buttons

The smooth, easy clean buttons enable simple selection of options with lights clearly showing the selections you are making.

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SmartTouch™ buttons

Digital Display Screen

The digital display screen provides an estimate of how long the wash or dry cycle has to go. If you have programmed a ‘Delay Start’, the time remaining until the cycle will start will be displayed here, along with any messages to help you with the overall running of your washer dryer (eg user warnings).

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Digital display screen

Progress Lights

The progress lights indicate what part of the cycle the washer dryer is currently performing (wash, spin, dry). Two lights are on at the beginning of a wash cycle and all three lights are on at the beginning of a continuous wash and dry cycle. The light for the current part of the cycle flashes, and each one goes out when that part of the cycle is complete.

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Progress lights

‘Keylock’ Mode

‘Keylock’ can be used to lock the buttons on your washer dryer. This will avoid accidental button pushes. For more detail please refer to the ‘Wash and dry cycle options’ section.

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‘Keylock’ mode

Drum Light (WD8560F1 Model Only)

Your machine has a drum light to help assist you when loading and unloading your washer dryer. When you press ‘POWER’, the LED light in the drum will turn on. After 2 minutes it will automatically turn off. At the end of the cycle, the drum light will turn on again for 5 minutes to help aid unloading.


Time To Go​​​​​​​

Your washer dryer displays approximately how many minutes are remaining in the cycle you are running, so that you can tell at a glance when your laundry will be finished. Please be aware that a number of factors can influence the overall cycle time, eg the water flow rate, water pressure, load size, cycle, fabric type of garments, wetness of the load and options selected. Therefore, cycle times will vary, even during a cycle. Unexpected events in a wash cycle (eg out of balance, oversudsing) can lengthen the cycle time.

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Time to go​​​​​​​

Wash and Dry Options​​​​​​​

This button controls the functionality of your washer dryer. If you are wanting to perform an individual wash only cycle please select ‘Wash’. If you are wanting a continuous wash and dry cycle please select both ‘Wash’ and ‘Dry’. This cycle will seamlessly continue from wash to dry so your washing is completed in one easy step. If you are wanting to perform an individual drying cycle please select ‘Dry’.

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Wash and dry options​​​​​​​

Wash Only Cycle​​​​​​​

If performing a wash only cycle, the approximate wash time will be displayed and will count down until cycle completion.

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Wash only cycle​​​​​​​

Dry Only Cycle​​​​​​​

If performing a dry only cycle (eg ‘Everyday’, ‘Cottons’, ‘Heavy’, ‘Delicate’, ‘Synthetic’, ‘Towels’ or ‘Allergy’) the machine will display Auto.PNG until the washer dryer has determined the time it will take to dry each specific load. Auto.PNG will be replaced by the number of minutes the cycle you are running has remaining. Once your washer dryer has achieved the dryness setting you have selected, it will go into a cool down phase and display Cool.PNG until the load reaches a safe temperature, and then ends the cycle. In some cases when running a dry only cycle the machine will display Auto.PNG and will not calculate a remaining time to go. This is normal and can occur due to a number of different factors, ie running back to back drying cycles.

If you have chosen an ‘Air Dry’ cycle, your washer dryer will display a time to go until the end of the cycle is reached. If you select a ‘Time Dry’ cycle the machine will display the time to go until the Cool.PNG down period is reached and the cycle ends.

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Dry only cycle​​​​​​​

Wash and Dry Cycle

If performing a continuous wash and dry cycle your machine will display an estimated cycle time. The time depends on the cycle and options chosen, and the average time to dry a typical load size is added to the wash time. Once the wash cycle has finished the machine will display Auto.PNG and recalculate the drying time depending on a number of factors. The estimated time to go will then be displayed until the cool down phase begins.

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Wash and dry cycle




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