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Drying cycle options

All drying cycles default to the recommended options for that cycle based on
the average expected load to be dried using that cycle. You can vary the options (eg ‘Dryness Level’, ‘Dry Temp’) to create your desired cycle. Note: 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 drying option or options you have selected after a cycle has started, touch start.png and select your new setting, then touch start.png again to resume the cycle with the new setting or settings.


Some options may not be available for selection under certain conditions and after particular stages of the drying cycle have passed.

Dryness Level

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

The dryer has five dryness levels from Damp through to Extra Dry. Choose the dryness level to suit your load depending on how dry you wish for 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.


Two lights are used to show some dryness levels. For example, to achieve the Damp Dry setting both the Dry and the Damp lights will be illuminated.

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Dryness levels

Airing/Cool down (Cool)

When the dryer has sensed that the load is dry it will automatically go into a 10 minute airing or cool down cycle. During ‘Cool’ the drum tumbles and cool air is blown through the clothes. This cools the load to reduce creasing if the clothes are left in the dryer.

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Cool down mode

Dry Temp

There are four drying temperatures you can choose from:

  • High: Hot air up to 80°C is circulated through the clothes.
  • Medium: Warm air limited to 70°C, is circulated through the load.
  • Low: Uses warm air up to 60°C.
  • No heat: Cool air is blown through the dryer for the period selected.

Touch the ‘Dry Temp’ button until the light next to your desired drying temperature is illuminated.

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Dry temp

Wrinkle Free

If you wish to minimise wrinkling, select one of the ‘Wrinkle Free’ options. At the end of the cycle, the drum will rotate periodically and cool air will be circulated through the load to minimise wrinkling and creasing. This is particularly useful if you cannot remove the items immediately after the cycle ends. There are two wrinkle free options:

‘On’ provides ‘Wrinkle Free’ operation for 2 hours. ‘Extra’ provides ‘Wrinkle Free’ operation for 24 hours.

If you wish to stop the dryer at any stage during the ‘Wrinkle Free’ stage of the cycle, simply touch start.png. You can then open the dryer door and remove your items. Press 2017-07-05_1612.png to stop the cycle and turn the dryer off.

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Wrinkle Free Option


The ‘Signal’ option automatically defaults to ‘On’ for all cycles. This means a series of beeps will sound at the end of a cycle, to alert you that the dryer has finished. You can turn the ‘Signal’ off by touching the ‘Signal’ button twice (no lights will then be illuminated).

When you select a dryness level above damp/dry and wish your dryer to alert you to remove items once your load reaches the damp/dry stage, touch the ‘Signal’ button once to select ‘Damp Dry’. Ensure ‘On’ is also selected. When your load reaches the damp/dry stage, the dryer will beep to alert you to remove your items, then continue drying until the remaining load reaches the dryness level you selected.

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Signal Options


There are a number of indicators to alert you when you need to attend to your dryer, either to clean the lint filter, empty the water tank or to clean the condenser (refer to pages 23 and 24 for more information).



This option enables you to deactivate the buttons on the display panel, except for the i.png and lock.png buttons. This option helps prevent accidental button presses.

To turn Keylock mode ON or OFF, at any time when the dryer is powered on:

  • Touch and hold the lock.png button for 2 seconds.

Note-Icon.png When activated, the light above the lock-fixed.png button is illuminated.

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

  • To turn your dryer on, press the i.png button, then touch and hold the lock.png button for two seconds to turn Keylock off. Select your drying cycle, any options and then touch start.png to start the cycle.

Delay Start

The ‘Delay Start’ option enables you to delay the start of the drying 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 drying to finish when you arrive home from work, or to start when power rates are lower.

To program a ‘Delay Start’, simply touch the ‘More’ plus.png button to increase the delay time and ‘Less’ minus.png button to decrease the time or to turn ‘Delay Start’ off. Touch start.png to confirm your selection and start the countdown. Once the ‘Delay Start’ has been started, the time will count down on the digital display in one minute increments, the ‘Delay Start’ light will flash and the start.png light will stop flashing and turn on solid.


if you hold the ‘More’ plus-fixed.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-fixed.png , then touch the ‘Less’ minus-fixed.png button to decrease the time to zero. Touch start-fixed.png 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.

Customizing dryer cycles

After using your dryer a few times you may discover there are some drying options you prefer for some cycles.

You can program your dryer to remember the drying options you prefer for each drying cycle. For instance, you may want to set the ‘Easy Iron’ cycle to a lower drying temperature or set the ‘Everyday’ cycle so it automatically has the ‘Wrinkle Free’ option selected.

To customize a cycle:

  1. Press i.png to turn the machine on.

  2. Turn the dial to select the cycle you wish to customs.

  3. Touch and hold any of the drying options buttons for 3 seconds. The lights will flash on and off to indicate that the machine is in cycle adjustment mode.

  4. Select the drying options you prefer by touching the relevant option button.

  5. Touch lock.png to save the selected settings. The dryer will then beep to indicate your customized cycle has been saved.

Factory reset

You can reset your dryer to the default settings it left the factory with:

  1. Turn the dial to select the ‘Freshen’ cycle.

  2. Touch and hold the ‘Delay Start’, ‘More’ plus.png , the ‘Delay Start’, ‘Less’ minus.png and ‘Signal’ buttons together for three seconds.

  3. Your dryer will now be reset to the default settings.

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