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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 Efficiency On

(Default Mode)

High Efficiency Off

Agitate time*

9 – 13 mins

9 – 13 mins

Wash action

Regular High Efficiency

Regular Conventional

Wash temp

Warm / Cold

Warm / Cold

Rinse sequence

Spray / HE Deep

Spray / Deep

Spin speed

1100 rpm

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 Efficiency On

(Default Mode)

High Efficiency Off

Agitate time*

11 – 15 mins

11 – 15 mins

Wash action

Heavy High Efficiency

Heavy Conventional

Wash temp

Warm

Warm

Rinse sequence

Spray / HE Deep

Spray / Deep

Spin speed

1100 rpm

1100 rpm

 

Delicate

DELICATE – High Efficiency On

For delicate, lightly soiled clothes.

DELICATE – High Efficiency Off

For when you want to wash your delicates in more water. Also recommended for machine and hand washable woollen items.

 

High Efficiency On

High Efficiency 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 speed

300 rpm

300 rpm

 

Sheets

SHEETS – High Efficiency On

Not available.

SHEETS – High Efficiency Off

Recommended cycle for sheets, tablecloths, duvet / doona covers.

 

High Efficiency On

High Efficiency 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 speed

N/A

1100 rpm

 

Easy Iron

Easy Iron – High Efficiency On

Not available.

Easy Iron – High Efficiency Off

Recommended cycle for minimising creasing.

 

High Efficiency On

High Efficiency Off

(Default Mode)

Agitate time*

N/A

7 – 11 mins

Wash action

N/A

Regular Conventional

Wash temp

N/A

Warm / Cold

Rinse sequence

N/A

Spray / Deep

Spin speed

N/A

300 rpm

 

Bulky

Bulky – High Efficiency On

Not available.

Bulky – High Efficiency Off

Recommended cycle for washing bulky items.

 

High Efficiency On

High Efficiency 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 speed

N/A

300 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 CleanSmart™ 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 Efficiency On

High Efficiency Off

(Default Mode)

Agitate time*

9 – 13 mins

9 – 13 mins

Wash action

Regular High Efficiency

Regular Conventional

Wash temp

Hot

Hot

Rinse sequence

Spray / HE Deep

Spray / Deep

Spin speed

1100 rpm

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 Efficiency On

(Default Mode)

High Efficiency Off

Agitate time*

4 – 8 mins

N/A

Wash action

Regular High Efficiency

N/A

Wash temp

Warm / Cold

N/A

Rinse sequence

Spray / HE Deep

N/A

Spin speed

1100 rpm

N/A

 

Bowl Clean

Bown Clean

For maintaining the cleanliness of your washer.

 

High Efficiency On

High Efficiency 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 speed

N/A

700 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 the ‘Caring for your washer’ section).

 

Towels

Towels – High Efficiency On

Recommended for washing lightly soiled towels and when you want to save water.

Towels – High Efficiency Off

Recommended cycle for everyday washing of towels, new towels that may release dye during the wash, and after a day at the beach.

 

High Efficiency On

High Efficiency Off

(Default Mode)

Agitate time*

9 – 13 mins

9 – 13 mins

Wash action

Towles High Efficiency

Towels Conventional

Wash temp

Warm / Cold

Warm / Cold

Rinse sequence

Spray / HE Deep

Spray / Deep

Spin speed

1100 rpm

1100 rpm

 

Rinse

Rinse – High Efficiency On

This cycle allows you to select a water efficient Rinse and Spin only.

Rinse – 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 Efficiency On

High Efficiency Off

(Default Mode)

Agitate time*

None

None

Wash action

None

None

Wash temp

None

None

Rinse sequence

Spray / HE Deep

Spray / Deep

Spin speed

1100 rpm

1100 rpm

 

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*

N/A

Wash action

N/A

Wash temp

N/A

Rinse sequence

N/A

Spin speed

1100 rpm

If you wish to change any of the wash options while your CleanSmart™ washer is running, touch  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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