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Changing pre-set options

Option Adjustment mode

After using your washer a number of times you may want to fine tune some of the options to suit your wash needs.

There are a number of pre-set options which can be altered:

  1. The wash temperatures, including changing the COLD wash temperature to CONTROLLED COLD.
  2. The out of balance recovery routine.
  3. The number of beeps at the end of the cycle.
  4. Resetting to factory default settings.

To enter Option Adjustment mode

  1. Turn the machine on at the wall but do not touch POWER. Touch and hold the KEYLOCK and START / PAUSE
    buttons together for 3 seconds. You will hear 3 quick beeps indicating you have entered Option Adjustment mode and the machine will show the default setting for the COLD wash temperature.
    A diagram on 'Changing pre-set options' shows how the wash cycle icons relate to the options you can change.
    Other content on 'Changing pre-set options' explains the different options in more detail.

  2. Use the dial and buttons on the control panel to make your changes to the pre-set options.

  3. Touch POWER to return to normal mode when you have finished modifying your options. Your washer will automatically remember your changes.

Fig.17 Entering Option Adjustment mode

Adjusting your options

  1. Enter the Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Changing pre-set options').

  2. The diagram below shows how the wash cycle icons relate to the pre-set options you can change. It also shows what will be displayed when you first enter Option Adjustment mode. Options you can change are accessible using the HEAVY, HANDWASH, SHEETS and EASY IRON cycles only.

    Use this diagram to help you adjust the options, eg select the HEAVY cycle to modify the wash temperature, select the HANDWASH cycle to change the out of balance (OOB) recovery process, and so on.

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Fig.18 Option Adjustment mode

  1. Use the DELAY START buttons underneath the digital display to scroll through the available settings of your selected option.

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Fig.19 Changing the pre-set options

Wash temperatures

All wash temperatures can be individually adjusted if you think they are too hot or too cold.


The hot temperature will be the same as the hot water supply temperature.

To modify the wash temperature:

  1. Enter Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Changing pre-set options').

  2. Select the HEAVY cycle.

  3. Select the wash temperature you want to adjust, eg WARM, by touching the WASH TEMP button.
    The digital display screen shows the current setting.

  4. Touch the MORE Screen Shot 2017-06-23 at 10.49.33 AM.png or LESS Screen Shot 2017-06-23 at 10.50.01 AM.png button to increase or decrease to the desired temperature. Each increment is equal to approximately 0.5°C.

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Fig. 20 Adjusting the temperature setting, eg increasing the WARM wash temperature

Controlled cold

If your incoming cold water temperature is very low you will get a less effective wash. The CONTROLLED COLD option solves this problem by adding a small amount of hot water to raise the temperature of the wash to approximately 20°C.

To programme the CONTROLLED COLD temperature option:

  1. Enter Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Changing pre-set options').

  2. Select the HEAVY cycle.

  3. Select COLD wash temperature by using the WASH TEMP button (if not already selected).

  4. The digital display shows the temperature adjustment possible. The default setting is “tAP”,ie the temperature of the incoming water from the cold cylinder.

    • Touch the MORE button until “O” is displayed. Your washer will now control the cold temperature to approximately 20°C.


      Each of the remaining settings equals an approximate increase or decrease of 0.5°C from this point.

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Fig. 21 Changing the Cold wash temperature setting to Controlled Cold


If you always use COLD or CONTROLLED COLD water, we recommend that a WARM or HOT wash be used regularly, eg every 5th wash should be at least a warm one to maintain the cleanliness of your machine.

Out of balance recovery routine

When your washer is spinning it can sense if the wash load is out of balance. If an out of balance load is detected, the machine will stop and re-try spinning one more time. If it still senses an unbalanced load there are two options the machine can take.

Automatic recovery OFF (default setting)

Your washer will stop, beep, and show “out-oF-bAL” in three phases on the display screen. You must redistribute the load more evenly yourself and touch START / PAUSE to resume the cycle. Use this option if you wish to conserve water.

Automatic recovery ON

Your washer will try to automatically correct the out of balance load. It will fill with water and agitate to redistribute the load before trying to spin up again.

To change the out of balance recovery routine:

  1. Enter Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Changing pre-set options').
  2. Select the HANDWASH cycle.
  3. Touch the MORE Screen Shot 2017-06-23 at 10.49.33 AM.png button to turn AUTOMATIC RECOVERY on or off.

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    Fig. 22 Changing the out of balance recovery routine

End of cycle beeps

The beeps signalling the end of the cycle can be increased or decreased. The default setting is 5 beeps.

To modify the number of beeps sounding at the end of the cycle:

  1. Enter Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Changing pre-set options').
  2. Select the SHEETS cycle.
  3. Touch the MORE or LESS button to increase the number of beeps, or for no beeps to sound at the end of the cycle.

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Fig. 23 Modifying the number of beeps to signal the end of the cycle

Factory reset

You can reset your washer to the default settings it left the factory with.

To reset your washer to its factory settings:

  1. Enter Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Changing pre-set options').
  2. Select the EASY IRON cycle.
  3. The display will show “rSt”. Touch START / PAUSE for 3 seconds to reset your washer to its factory settings.

This action will reset the washer to the default settings, exit Option Adjustment mode and then restart the washer in normal operating mode.

  1. Touch POWER to exit if you do not wish to reset your washer.

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Fig.24 Changing the washer settings back to the factory default

Remember, to save changes and exit from the Option Adjustment mode at any time (ie to return to normal operating mode), touch the POWER button.

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