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Before you start

  • It is important to sort your clothes, particularly separating white/light colours from dark colours, as well as separating out sheets and towels. Refer to ‘Sorting' and 'Loading’.
  • Wash new, highly coloured and dark coloured items separately to prevent dye transfer onto other items.
  • Sort lint givers and lint collectors (refer to ‘Sorting’).
  • Close bra clasps, do up zippers and check pockets.
  • Place your clothes directly into the wash bowl.
  • Place the load evenly around the agitator (refer to ‘Sorting’ and ‘Loading’).
  • Remove fabric softener dispenser cup.


  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the detergent package.
  • Use the mark on the agitator, nearest to the top of the clothes, as a guide to the correct amount of detergent to use (refer to the ‘Detergent’ section).
  • Pour the detergent down the centre of the agitator stem.
  • Replace the fabric softener dispenser cup (this stops small articles falling down the centre of the agitator when you load the machine).
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Fabric softener

If you wish to use fabric softener, place it in the fabric softener dispenser cup on the top of the agitator (refer to the ‘Fabric Softener’ section).


Fabric softener must not be used if you have selected the ‘quick’ cycle or the ‘Eco Rinse’ option (refer to the ‘Fabric Softener’ section). 

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Using your washer

The buttons require only a gentle touch to activate.

  1. Touch Screen Shot 2017-06-26 at 1.28.57 PM.png to activate your FabricSmart™ washer.
  2. Select your desired wash cycle by turning the SmartTouch™ Control Dial. The wash cycle icons will illuminate as you turn the dial showing which cycle is selected (refer to ‘Wash cycles’).
  3. Choose your wash options, eg you may want a ‘Warm’ wash temperature and a ‘Slow’ spin speed (refer to the ‘Wash options’ section).
  4. Touch Screen Shot 2017-06-26 at 1.29.04 PM.png to start the cycle. The washer will start to fill with water and select the correct wash action for your load.

    For best fabric and colour care, remove your clothes as soon as the cycle has finished.
  5. Use ‘Keylock’ mode to lock the buttons on the display, which prevents them from being activated accidently by a washing basket or little fingers (refer to ‘FabricSmart™ controls’).
  6. ‘Delay Start’ allows you to delay the start of your wash by 5 mins up to 18 hours (refer to the ‘Wash options’ section).

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If you wish to stop your FabricSmart™ washer

  • Press Screen Shot 2017-06-26 at 1.28.57 PM.png.

During a spray rinse or spin, there will be a slight delay while the bowl slows to a stop and the lid is unlocked.


Failure to follow the advice in this guide may result in damage to your garments, and your expectations of wash performance may not be met.

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