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Wash & Dry Cycle Options



All wash and dry cycles default to the recommended options for that cycle based on the average load expected to be washed. You can vary the options (eg ‘Wash Temp’, ‘Spin Speed’) to create your desired cycle.

Some options are not available on some cycles, for clothes care reasons, or because the option is not appropriate for the cycle

To change a wash or dry option or options you have selected after a cycle has started, simply touch Start_Pause Button.JPG and select your new setting, then touch Start_Pause Button.JPG again to resume the cycle with the new setting or settings. Note: some options may not be available for selection under certain conditions and after particular stages of the cycle have passed.


Wash Temp

Your washer dryer offers five wash temperatures:

Cold 30°C 40°C 60°C 90°C
  • Simply touch the ‘Wash Temp’ button to increase or decrease the wash temperature.
  • The washer dryer will fill with cold water and heat the water to the selected temperature (if required).
  • Some temperatures are not available on some cycles as a safeguard for your clothes (eg 90°C on the ‘Delicate’ cycle).


Spin Speed

  • Simply increase or decrease the spin speed by touching the ‘Spin Speed’ button. Selecting different spin speeds will limit the wash, rinse and final spin speed.
  • Selecting ‘No Spin’ will end the cycle after the rinse, allowing you to remove items you wish to drip dry. If you have removed the items you wish to drip dry and there are items remaining that you would like to process to spin, press ‘POWER’ and select the Spin cycle. If necessary, modify the spin speed to best care for your load (ie spin delicate items at ‘500’ rpm for best garment care).
  • Some continuous wash and dry cycles will limit spin speed selections to optimise drying performance. 



Pre Wash

For extra dirty loads you can perform a ‘Pre Wash’. Your washer dryer will start the wash with a short wash in cool water to remove excess soil. After this the machine will drain and then fill with the selected temperature for the main wash. 

Simply touch the ‘Options’ button and select ‘Pre Wash’ when choosing your wash options.

‘Pre Wash’ cannot be selected after a wash cycle has been started, ie if you touch Start_Pause Button.JPG and try to select ‘Pre Wash’ it will be unavailable. ‘Pre Wash’ must be selected at the start of the cycle.

If you use the ‘Pre Wash’ option, liquid or powdered detergent needs to be placed in the correct detergent compartment. The pre wash compartment is on the right hand side of the drawer, marked Start_Power Button.JPG. When you select ‘Pre Wash’, the compartment is flushed at the start of the cycle. 



If you have a particularly dirty load, or you have sensitive skin and wish to give your clothes an extra rinse, select ‘Rinse+’ from the ‘Options’ button. Your load will undergo an extra rinse to get rid of any residual detergent or soil in the items.

‘Rinse+’ will not be available if the ‘Eco’ option has been selected.



Use the ‘Eco’ option to save water and energy. Selecting ‘Eco’ will reduce the wash temperature slightly and alter the wash and rinse programming. ‘Eco’ on a drying cycle will perform a specially designed spin to optimise drying efficiency. ‘Eco’ selected for a continuous wash and dry cycle will perform both of these ‘Eco’ functions making it a water and energy efficient cycle. 

This option will not be available if the ‘Pre Wash’, ‘Rinse+’ or ‘Wrinkle Free’ options have been selected.


Wrinkle Free

We recommend you remove the clothes from the washer dryer immediately after the completion of the wash or dry cycle to minimise wrinkling and creasing of items and to prevent dye run. However, if you will not be present at the end of the wash and/or dry cycle you can select ‘Wrinkle Free’.

When ‘Wrinkle Free’ is selected, the washer dryer will tumble the clothes once every 15 minutes for up to 12 hours after the wash or dry cycle has finished. The ‘Wrinkle Free’ light and  Start_Pause Button.JPG button will flash, and the washer dryer will beep at regular intervals to remind you to remove your load. To remove the load during this phase, simply touch the Start_Pause Button.JPG button. 


Dryness Level

Your washer dryer takes the guess work out of choosing drying times by sensing the dryness of the load. When your washer dryer senses that the clothes have dried to the dryness level you have selected, the washer dryer will automatically enter the cool down phase then finish the cycle.

The washer dryer has three dryness levels to choose from; ‘Damp’, ‘Dry’ and ‘Extra Dry’. Choose the dryness level to suit your load depending on how dry you wish your clothes to be. If you find the load is not dry enough, select the next dryness level up. The higher the level, the longer the drying time and the drier your clothes will become.

Once the washer dryer has sensed that the load is dry it will automatically go into an airing or cool down phase. During cool down the drum tumbles and cool air is blown through the clothes. The machine will end the cycle when the load and the machine have reached a safe temperature.

  • If you wish to, you can select a combination of these options to operate on the same cycle. Simply touch the appropriate button until both options are selected. Repeat to deselect an option.
  • For clothes care and performance reasons not all options may be available on some cycles.


Add a Garment

The ‘Add a Garment’ option enables you to add or remove items during the wash or drying stages of a cycle, under certain conditions. Once the ‘Add a Garment’ button is touched during a wash cycle, the Start_Pause Button.JPG button and time to go will flash. Wait until you hear the door unlock. Open the door and add or remove items. Close the door and touch Start_Pause Button.JPG to restart the cycle. The ‘Add a Garment’ button will only operate when the wash temperature selected is lower than 60°C. ‘Add a Garment’ can be used when the total wash volume has been reached, as your washer dryer will drain the water to a lower level if necessary, so the door can be opened. 

If selecting ‘Add a Garment’ in a drying cycle the machine will automatically go into a cool down phase and will display Cool.PNG to decrease the temperature inside the drum to a safe level. This may take a while depending on the cycle selected, load type, load size and drying cycle completion time. The door will unlock when it has reached a safe temperature for you to add or remove items. Close the door and touch Start_Pause Button.JPG to restart the cycle. The machine will display Auto.PNG until the end of the cycle is reached then Cool.PNG will be displayed.



This option enables you to deactivate the buttons on the display panel, except for the ‘POWER’ and ‘Keylock’ Single_PadLock.JPG buttons. This prevents accidental button presses.

To turn ‘Keylock’ mode ON or OFF when the washer dryer is powered on:

  • Touch and hold the Single_PadLock.JPG button for 2 seconds.
When activated, the light above the Single_PadLock.JPG button is illuminated.

If ‘Keylock’ mode is activated and the machine is powered off:

  • To turn your washer dryer on, press the ‘POWER’ button, then touch and hold the Single_PadLock.JPG button for two seconds. Select your wash cycle, options and then touch Start_Pause Button.JPG to start the cycle.
  • To turn the washer dryer off at anytime when ‘Keylock’ is activated simply press the ‘POWER’ button.


Delay Start

The ‘Delay Start’ option enables you to delay the start of the wash cycle from between 5 minutes and 12 hours. Times you can select are 5 min, 15 min, 30 min, 1 hour, then hourly up to 12 hours. This can be useful to time your washing or drying to finish when you arrive home from work, or to start once you have finished in the shower. Some stain removers also require you to spray them on then leave for several minutes before washing. Your washer dryer will wait for the selected time then start without you having to wait or remember to start your machine. 

To programme a ‘Delay Start’ time, simply touch the ‘More’ Plus_Higher Button.PNG button to increase the delay time and ‘Less’ Minus_Lower Button.PNG button to decrease the time or turn ‘Delay Start’ off. Touch  Start_Pause Button.JPG to confirm your selection and start the countdown. Once started, the time will count down on the digital display screen in 1 minute increments, the ‘Delay Start’ light will flash and the Start_Pause Button.JPG light will stop flashing and turn on solid.

If you hold the ‘More’ Plus_Higher Button.PNG button down, the time displayed on the screen will increase after every half a second (more convenient than touching the button repetitively). To remove a ‘Delay Start’ time once it is counting down, simply touch Start_Pause Button.JPG, then touch the ‘Less’ Minus_Lower Button.PNG button to decrease the time to zero. Touch Start_Pause Button.JPG to start the cycle immediately.

We suggest that you avoid using ‘Delay Start’ for damp, non-colourfast items as this may cause dye run to occur.

For the ‘Time Dry’ cycle the ‘Delay Start’ Plus_Higher Button.PNG and Minus_Lower Button.PNG buttons are used to increase and decrease the time for a ‘Time Dry’ cycle. The delay start functionality cannot be used on a ‘Time Dry’ cycle.




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