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When preparing your washer or dryer load there are some important things to consider:

 

Sorting

  • It is best that you sort your garments before placing them into the washer dryer. Sort into loads of similar items, and loads that will take similar times to dry. Always separate coloured items from whites, especially when they are new.
  • Some soils, like mud and blood are best washed in cold water. Oily soils (eg some food stains or makeup) are best washed in warm water.
  • Look for care label instructions on your clothes as this will inform you of wash and dry recommendations.
  • Wash and dry fine, delicate fabrics (eg synthetics and polyester-cotton shirts) separately from thick, heavy fabrics (eg towels, flannelette sheets). This prevents damage and the possibility of some items becoming over-dried whilst others are still damp. It also helps to extend the life of your clothing and linen.
  • We recommend removing your clothes from the washer dryer after the completion of a wash or dry cycle to help decrease the chance of wrinkles, and dye transfer from coloured items to white items.
  • Wash and dry towels on the towels cycle to reduce lint transfer onto other clothing items and to efficiently wash and dry towels.
  • Items of clothing with screen-printing should be turned inside out to prevent damage to the print. Also garments with hooks or zippers should be fastened and where possible, turned inside out.
  • In the following table (next page) there are recommendations for what cycles and settings you may wish to wash and dry different items on, and suggestions for special wash and dry requirements.
Over loading the washer dryer with a dry load above this line on any drying cycle can lead to poor drying performance.

 

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Specific Item Requirements

Suggested Wash/Dry Cycle And Options Comments Comments
Towels

Wash: Towels, 1400 or 1100 rpm spin, 40°C, Wrinkle Free.

Dry: Towels, Extra Dry, Wrinkle Free.

Towels produce a lot of lint and are best dried on their own.
Sheets, pillowcases, duvet/ doona covers

Wash: Everyday, 1400 or 1100 rpm spin, 30°C or 40°C.

Dry: Everyday, Dry.

Ensure duvet/doona cover openings are buttoned/domed before placing in the washer dryer.
Bulky items — doonas, duvets, sleeping bags

Wash: Synthetic, 40°C or 60°C, Rinse+, 800 rpm.

Dry: Synthetic, Dry

Only wash and dry one bulky item at a time and place a few knotted towels into the machine at the same time when drying to help move the item around.
Shirts, pants, other creasables

Wash: Synthetic, 800 rpm, 30°C or 40°C, Wrinkle Free.

Dry: Synthetic, Dry, Wrinkle Free.

‘Wrinkle Free’ should be selected to help minimise creasing once the wash and/or drying cycle has finished.
Woollens, silks

Wash: Delicate, 500 rpm, 30°C or 40°C.

Dry: N/A.

A gentle deep water wash for delicate items, where it is best to dry these clothes on a flat surface away from direct sunlight.
Delicates, fine fabrics

Wash: Delicate, 500 rpm, 30°C.

Dry: Delicate, Dry

You can further reduce the dryness level to damp for very delicate items.
Jeans

Wash: Everyday or Heavy, Cold or 30°C.

Dry: Everyday or Heavy, Dry or Extra Dry.

Turn jeans inside out to help maintain their appearance. Dry separately from other items.
Highly coloured items

Wash: Everyday, Cold or 30°C.

Dry: Everyday, Dry.

Wash new brightly coloured clothing individually to ensure colour run does not occur.
Whites, cotton items

Wash: Cottons, 1400 or 1100 rpm, 40°C or 60°C.

Dry: Cottons, Dry.

Cotton can withstand high temperatures, use ‘Wrinkle Free’ to minimise creasing.
Have sensitive skin or require extra rinsing

Wash: Allergy, Rinse+, 1400 rpm or 1100 rpm, 40°C or 60°C.

Dry: Allergy, Extra Dry.

Greater water-using cycle to ensure all detergent is rinsed out of the load.
Asthma/allergies

Wash: Allergy, Rinse+, 1400 rpm or 1100 rpm, 40°C or 60°C.

Dry: Allergy, Extra Dry.

Wash on high temperatures to kill bugs and germs and increase dryness level to ensure no moisture is left in the items.
Lightly soiled items

Wash: Quick Wash 30, 30°C.

Dry: Everyday, Dry or Quick Wash 30 (if doing continuous wash and dry cycle).

For small load sizes that are lightly soiled or that need a quick freshen up.
Muddy, sandy or linty items

Wash: Everyday, Pre Wash, Rinse+, Cold.

Dry: Everyday, Dry.

Emptying the pump filter after washing these items and performing a rinse cycle with an empty drum to wash away any residue is recommended. The pump filter after washing these clothes and performing a rinse cycle with an empty drum to wash away any residue
Smelly washer dryer Wash: Drum Clean, 90°C. Dry: N/A. Include detergent to wash away any scrud or dirt build up.

 

Before You Load

  • Check pockets for items that could damage your clothes or get caught in the washer dryer.
  • Close zippers, hooks and eyes, and other fastenings (ie fasten the opening of duvet/ doona covers), and remove loose bra wires. All these can damage both your washer dryer and your clothes.
  • Place delicate items, such as lingerie, in a mesh laundry bag if performing a wash only cycle. If performing a continuous wash and dry cycle or an individual dry cycle it is recommended not to use a mesh bag to ensure good drying performance.
  • Pre-treat any stains, taking care not to spray pre-treaters on your washer dryer as they can cause damage to the plastic surfaces.

 

Loading

  • It is more efficient to wash larger loads, so try to collect enough items to loosely fill the drum when the items are dry.
  • If performing a continuous wash and dry cycle or an individual dry cycle please take note of the dryer capacity to ensure the appropriate dryness level is reached.
The dryer capacity is less than the wash capacity.
  • Before performing a continuous wash and dry cycle or an individual dry cycle, garments should be fluffed up and loaded evenly to minimise creasing and wrinkling, and to ensure the load is dried evenly. Make sure there is plenty of room for the garments to tumble freely while drying.
  • It is a good idea to wash and dry ‘permanent press’ types garments (eg business shirts) together on a separate cycle with the ‘Wrinkle Free’ option on. This will help reduce wrinkling and the need for ironing.
  • If you run a wash cycle then manually want to select a drying cycle, fluff up the items in the machine before starting a drying cycle.
  • Hint: For a drying cycle, load the washer dryer in terms of the space the garments take up when dry, rather than wet. Do not overload a drying cycle as it may damage your washer dryer and clothes. 

 

To Reduce Tangling

  • Load items individually when performing a drying cycle.
  • Only dry bedding loads of up to a maximum of 5kg or 4kg in the dryer (depending on the model). 

 

To Reduce Creasing

  • If performing a continuous wash and dry cycle remove items from the dryer as soon as the drying cycle is completed.
  • If the items are going to be left in the machine after any cycle, select ‘Wrinkle Free’ to help reduce creasing.
  • Shake clothes out after a wash cycle and before performing a dry cycle and load individually to help items dry evenly.
  • Launder permanent press garments separately, eg business shirts.
  • Allow enough room in the dryer for clothes to tumble freely.
  • Hang garments as soon as the dryer cycle is complete to reduce the need for ironing.

 

 Lint

  • Some items are lint givers, while others are lint collectors. Always dry lint givers and collectors separately.
  • Delicate or easily damaged items (eg silk garments, nylon stockings, fine fabrics, delicate embroidered fabrics, garments with metal accessories, sleeping bags or other down items) should be dried separately, using the ‘Delicate’ cycle

Lint Givers

Lint Collectors
Towels Synthetics eg polar fleece
Flannelette sheets Corduroy
Nappies Polyester cottons
  • Do not overload your washer dryer beyond its rated capacity.
  • Never put dripping wet clothes on top of the washer dryer as excess water may cause an electrical hazard.
  • Please do not under any circumstances wash or dry an electric blanket or any other electrical, plastic or rubber items in your washer dryer unless the care label specifically states it is safe to do so. Never dry these items at high temperatures.
  • Do not wash or dry curtains in this washer dryer, as sunlight makes them brittle and they may disintegrate during washing or drying.
This washer dryer is designed to be used as a washer then a dryer, please keep dry only cycles to a minimum to ensure lint is flushed out of the machine between drying cycles.

 

 

 

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