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Customising Drying Cycle



Delay Start

The ‘Delay Start’ option enables you to delay the start of the drying cycle from between 15 minutes and 12 hours. Delayed start options are  15 minutes, 30 minutes, 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. Customising Dry Cycle_Delay Start.PNG

To ‘Delay Start’ your cycle:

  1. Select the cycle using the control dial.
  2. Use the < >  buttons to increase and decrease the ‘Delay Start’ time.
  3. Touch the Tick_Select Button for Oven.PNG button to confirm.
  4. Touch the Start_Pause Button.JPG to start the cycle.
  5. The display will indicate the time until the cycle will start


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



After using your dryer a few times you may discover there are some drying options you prefer for some cycles. You can programme your dryer to remember the drying options you prefer for each drying cycle. There are two options for making a drying cycle a favourite.

At the end of a cycle:

  1. The display will show the cycle used and the status as complete with a question ‘Save as favourite?’.
  2. To accept touch the Tick_Select Button for Oven.PNGbutton.
  3. The display will show the setting has been saved.
  4. The cycle will now show with a Favourite.PNG indicating the cycle has been saved as a favourite.
Customising Dry Cycle_Favourite.PNG

From ‘Options’:

  1. Select the cycle using the control dial.
  2. Select start time (‘No Delay’ or ‘Delayed Start’ time of your choice).
  3. Scroll through the ‘Options’ using the <  > buttons until ‘Favourite’, touch the Tick_Select Button for Oven.PNG button to select.
  4. Touch the Tick_Select Button for Oven.PNG again to save as a favourite.
  5. The cycle will now show with a Favourite.PNG indicating the cycle has been saved as a favourite.
Customising Dry Cycle_From Options.PNG

Favourites can only be removed by using ‘reset defaults’ in the settings menu. When ‘reset defaults’ is selected all favourites saved for all cycles will be removed.


Drying Cycle Options

All drying cycles default to the recommended options based on the average expected load to be dried. You can vary the options (eg ‘Dryness Level’, ‘Wrinkle Free’) to create your desired cycle.

Note-Icon.png 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 cycle option:

  1. Touch Water Hardness.PNG on the control panel.
  2. Touch  < or to scroll the options.
  3. Touch Tick_Select Button for Oven.PNG to select the option and enable editing.
  4. Touch or to select the option and then touch Tick_Select Button for Oven.PNG to confirm.

To change an option or options you have selected after a cycle has started:

  • Turn the dryer off and on again using the POWER button, then select your new setting through the options menu, touch Start_Pause Button.JPG to restart the cycle with the new setting or settings.
Note-Icon.png Some options may not be available for selection under certain conditions and after particular stages of the drying cycle have passed.


Description Options  

Dryness Level

When your dryer senses that the clothes have dried to the dryness level selected, the dryer will automatically finish the cycle. Note: Two lights are used to show some dryness levels, eg to achieve the ‘Damp Dry’ setting both the ‘Dry’ and the ‘Damp’ dry lights will be illuminated.

Five dryness levels from ‘Damp’ through to ‘Extra Dry’. If you wish to change from the default dryness, you can choose the dryness level to suit your load depending on how dry you wish for your items to be. Drying Cycle Options_Dryness Level.PNG

Wrinkle Free

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.

  • ‘ON’ provides ‘Wrinkle Free’ operation for 1 hour.
  • ‘Extra’ provides ‘Wrinkle Free’ operation for 24 hours.
Customising Dry Cycle_Wrinkle Free.PNG

Damp Dry Signal

Use this option if you want your dryer to alert you to remove items once your load reaches the damp stage. The dryer will beep to alert you to remove your items, then it will continue drying until the remaining load reaches the dryness level you selected. Note: If ‘Beeps’ have been set to OFF in the ‘Settings’ menu — this option will not be available.

  • ON
  • OFF
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