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Before you do your first wash

You owe it to yourself and your washer to have your machine installed correctly.

Before you start, it is a good idea to go through the following checklist:

  1. Has the base space packer been removed? (Refer to 'Unpacking').
  2. Is the drain hose threaded through the ‘U bend‘ (with no more than 20 mm extended) and hooked into your tub or standpipe? (Refer to 'Drain hose').
  3. Is the hot hose connected to the Hot valve marked ‘H’? Is the cold hose connected to the Cold valve marked ‘C’? (Refer to 'Inlet hoses').
  4. Is the machine correctly levelled, feet are extended and cabinet corners are clear of the floor? (Refer to 'Levelling instructions').
  5. Have you performed the installation test cycle? (Refer to 'Installation test cycle').

FabricSmart™ capacity

FabricSmart™ offers a very generous 10 kg capacity. The list below outlines what is included in a 10 kg wash load (in accordance with AS/NZS 2040.1:2005).

10 kg LOAD

4 Sheets (double)

6 Pillowcases

8 Bath towels

6 Shorts

3 Tablecloths

4 Wash cloths

4 Shirts

2 Handkerchiefs

6 T-shirts


The above load composition is indicative only. We recommend for everyday use that you separate out your sheets and towels and wash them separately on the ‘Regular’ cycle.

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