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Wash cycles

Your CleanSmart™ washer has a number of wash cycles to suit your laundering needs. Selecting the most appropriate cycle for each particular wash load will help ensure you get the best possible wash result.

Wash cycles explained


Regular

Regular – High Efficiency On
For normally soiled everyday cotton loads, eg t-shirts, shorts, shirts.

Regular – High Efficiency Off
For everyday loads where extra water is an advantage. For example when the load is linty, sandy, or dye run is possible.
 
  High Eff. ON 
(Default Mode)
High Eff. OFF
Agitate time* 11 – 16 mins 11 – 16 mins
Wash action Regular High Efficiency Regular Conventional
Wash temp Warm / Cold Warm / Cold
Rinse sequence Spray / HE Deep Spray / Deep
Spin Fast (1100 rpm) Fast (1100 rpm)

 


Heavy

Heavy – High Efficiency On
Recommended cycle for heavily soiled durable garments, eg tea towels, rugby shorts, children’s clothes.

Heavy – High Efficiency Off
For heavily soiled durable garments when you want to use more water.
 
  High Eff. ON 
(Default Mode)
High Eff. OFF
Agitate time* 13 – 18 mins 13 – 18 mins
Wash action Heavy High Efficiency High Conventional
Wash temp Warm Warm
Rinse sequence Spray / HE Deep Spray / Deep
Spin Fast (1100 rpm) Fast (1100 rpm)

 



Handwash

Handwash – High Efficiency On
For delicate lightly soiled clothes.

Handwash – High Efficiency Off
For when you want to wash your delicates in more water. Also recommended for machine and hand washable woollen items.
  High Eff. ON High Eff. OFF 
(Default Mode)
Agitate time* 6 mins 6 mins
Wash action Delicate High Efficiency Delicate Conventional
Wash temp Warm / Cold Warm / Cold
Rinse sequence Spray / HE Deep Spray / Deep
Spin Slow (330 rpm) Slow (330 rpm)

 


Sheets
Sheets – High Efficiency On
Not available
Sheets – High Efficiency Off
Recommended cycle for sheets, tablecloths, duvet / doona covers.
  High Eff. ON High Eff. OFF 
(Default Mode)
Agitate time* N/A 15 mins
Wash action N/A Sheets Conventional
Wash temp N/A Warm
Rinse sequence N/A Spray / Deep
Spin N/A Fast (1100 RPM)

 


Easy Iron
Easy Iron – High Efficiency On
Not available.
Easy Iron – High Efficiency Off
Recommended cycle for minimising creasing.
  High Eff. ON High Eff. OFF 
(Default Mode)
Agitate time* N/A 11 – 16 mins
Wash action N/A Regular Conventional
Wash temp N/A Warm / Cold
Rinse sequence N/A Spray / Deep
Spin N/A Slow (330 rpm)

 


Bulky
Bulky – High Efficiency On
Not available.
Bulky – High Efficiency Off
Recommended cycle for washing bulky items.
  High Eff. ON High Eff. OFF 
(Default Mode)
Agitate time* N/A 8 mins + 30 min soak
Wash action N/A Bulky Conventional
Wash temp N/A Warm
Rinse sequence N/A 2 Deep
Spin N/A Slow (330 rpm)

The BULKY cycle takes special care of bulky items. Bulky garments and bedding wash most effectively when they can move freely. Ensure that there is sufficient room in the bowl for the load to move during the wash.

When washing a single bulky item add a large beach towel to the wash, to ensure the load is balanced for an effective spin.

We recommend that you do not wash woollen duvet / doona inners, or any other item marked “dry clean only” in your CleanSmartTM washer.


Allergy
Allergy – High Efficiency On
Recommended cycle for asthma sufferers and people with skin sensitivities.

Allergy – High Efficiency Off
Recommended for situations when a little more water is required.

  High Eff. ON High Eff. OFF 
(Default Mode)
Agitate time* 11 – 16 mins 11 – 16 mins
Wash action Regular High Efficiency Regular Conventional
Wash temp Hot Hot
Rinse sequence Spray / 2 HE Deep Spray / 2 Deep
Spin Fast (1100 RPM) Fast (1100 RPM)

The ALLERGY cycle is not recommended for garments prone to colour run.


Quick
Quick – High Efficiency On
For washing lightly soiled garments in a faster time.
Quick – High Efficiency Off
Not available.
  High Eff. ON 
(Default Mode)
High Eff. OFF
Agitate time* 9 – 13 mins N/A
Wash action Regular High Efficiency N/A
Wash temp Warm / Cold N/A
Rinse sequence Spray / HE Deep N/A
Spin Fast (*1100 rpm) N/A

 


Bowl Clean
Bowl Clean – High Efficiency On
Bowl Clean – High Efficiency Off
  High Eff. ON High Eff. OFF 
(Default Mode)
Agitate time* N/A Periodic agitation during a 2hr soak
Wash action N/A Regular Conventional
Wash temp N/A Hot
Rinse sequence N/A Spray / Deep
Spin N/A Medium (670 rpm)

Cleaning the inside of your washer regularly is important. Your washer will remind you to complete a BOWL CLEAN cycle every 100 cycles (the BOWL CLEAN cycle icon will flash to alert you) or we recommend you complete this cycle 5 – 6 times a year (refer to 'Caring for your washer').

 


Towels
Towels – High Efficiency On
This cycle allows you to select a water efficient Rinse and Spin only.
Towels – High Efficiency Off
This cycle allows you to select Rinse and Spin only, using more water in the rinse for those situations that require it.
  High Eff. ON High Eff. OFF 
(Default Mode)
Agitate time* None None
Wash action None None
Wash temp None None
Rinse sequence Spray / HE Deep Spray / Deep
Spin Fast (1100 rpm) Fast (1100 rpm)

 


Rinse
Rinse – High Efficiency On
Rinse – High Efficiency Off
  High Eff. ON High Eff. OFF
Agitate time* None None
Wash action None None
Wash temp None None
Rinse sequence Spray / HE Deep Spray / Deep
Spin - -

 


Spin

Spin
This cycle gives you the ability to select a Spin only. This cycle also allows you to customise the spin speed to suit your needs.

Agitate time* None
Wash action None
Wash temp None
Rinse sequence None
Spin Fast (1100 rpm) or as selected.

If you wish to change any of the wash options while your CleanSmart™ is running, press START / PAUSE then select the required option.

*Refers to the agitation time in the ‘wash’ part of the cycle, not the total time taken to complete a cycle. In addition, the actual wash time depends largely on the size of your wash load, therefore can vary by a number of minutes.

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