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Caring for your washer

When you have finished using your washer

  • Turn off the taps to prevent the chance of flooding should a hose burst.
  • Unplug the machine from the power socket.

Cleaning your CleanSmart

Before you start cleaning your CleanSmart™ washer, ensure that it is disconnected from the power (ie unplug the machine from the power socket).

Cleaning the control panel, topdeck and lid

Use a soft damp cloth to wipe all surfaces, and wipe dry. Avoid using chemical or scouring cleaners, as these will damage the paint and plastic surfaces of your washer.


The SmartTouch Control Dial and soft close lid are not designed to be removable for cleaning. Do not attempt to remove the dial or lid.

Cleaning the detergent, fabric softener, and Wash Boost dispensers

Wipe out the detergent dispenser with a damp cloth. The funnels (tops) of both the fabric softener and Wash Boost dispensers click off easily. Simply place a finger down the centre and lift. The fabric softener and Wash Boost dispenser compartments are not removable and need to be wiped clean periodically. If the siphon tube on either dispenser looks partially blocked use a cotton bud to clean.

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Fig.25 Removing the fabric softener funnel


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Fig.26 Removing the Wash Boost funnel

Cleaning the inside of your washer

It is important that you occasionally clean the inside of your machine. Your CleanSmart™ has a BOWL CLEAN cycle specifically for this purpose and will remind you every 100 cycles to run this cycle (the BOWL CLEAN cycle icon will flash to alert you), or we recommend completing this cycle 5 – 6 times a year. We suggest that you do not have any items in the washer when you run this cycle.

Cleaning steps

  1. Add approximately 2 full scoops of a good quality powdered detergent directly into the detergent dispenser.
  2. Touch POWER to turn your machine on and select the BOWL CLEAN cycle.
  3. Touch START / PAUSE to start the cycle (refer to 'Wash cycles' for cycle details).

Cleaning your low-profile agitator

If your low-profile agitator becomes stained we recommend you use household bleach to clean it. Ensure you wear gloves. Tip a small amount of household bleach onto a soft cloth and apply to the stain. Be careful to avoid metal surfaces of your machine. Leave it to soak in for 10 minutes and repeat. Then put your CleanSmart™ washer through the BOWL CLEAN cycle to remove any residual bleach (refer to 'Caring for your washer').

Automatic lint disposal system

With CleanSmart™ there is no need to remove messy lint filters. Your CleanSmart™ has a self cleaning lint disposal system. It automatically separates the lint from the wash water as it washes. The lint becomes trapped between the inner and outer bowls and is flushed out at the end of the wash.

Nappy sanitisers / bleach

Nappy sanitisers and bleach are very corrosive to metal surfaces. DO NOT use your CleanSmart™ to soak items in bleach or sanitiser, or tip the contents of a nappy bucket into your machine. Rinse and wring items out thoroughly before placing them in the machine.

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