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Safety Features



Door Lock

The door of your washer dryer will lock once you touch Start_Pause Button.JPG until the machine beeps at the end of the cycle, ensuring safety for you and your family while your machine is operating.

Simply touch Start_Pause Button.JPG, the machine will pause and the door will automatically unlock if the conditions inside the washer dryer are safe. The Start_Pause Button.JPG button and time to go will flash on the screen while the washer dryer is paused. Close the door and touch Start_Pause Button.JPG to resume the cycle. If items of clothing have been added or removed from your washer dryer the displayed time to go may differ from the actual cycle time. If the machine is in the middle of a wash or dry cycle and you are wanting to add or remove any items please refer to the ‘Add a Garment’ section below.

The door will remain locked if the temperature inside the washer dryer is above 60°C and/or the water level is above the bottom of the door seal (a warning will be displayed in these circumstances, refer to ‘Before you call for service’).


Add a Garment

The ‘Add a Garment’ function can be used to interrupt a cycle to add or remove a garment at any time during the wash or dry part of the cycle (as long as the wash temperature selected is lower than 60°C). If ‘Add a Garment’ is pressed during a drying cycle the machine will perform a cool down until a safe temperature is reached then the door will unlock. Refer to ‘Wash and Dry Cycle Options’ for more information.


Opening The Door During a Power Failure

If there is a power failure during a wash or dry cycle your washer dryer will stop and the door will remain locked. You can manually unlock the washer dryer door to remove your clothes by opening the pump filter cover at the bottom right of your washer dryer. Simply place a coin or key in the slot and tilt it upwards to lever the cover open, then pull the door release tab.

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Manual door opening mechanism

Do not attempt to do this if the water level in the drum is above the level of the door.

When power is restored you will need to restart your machine by simply pressing ‘POWER’. The washer dryer will remember where in the cycle it was up to.


Your Washer Also Has The Following Protective Measures:

  • Flood protection — turns off valves and turns pump on if a flood condition is detected.
  • Out-of-balance protection — stops and redistributes the load if an unbalanced load condition is sensed, and/or slows the spin speed to compensate.
  • Excess suds protection — pauses to allow suds to break down before continuing the cycle.




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