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FabricSmart™ safety features

Includes information on such features as the lid lock and auto drain.

Lid lock

The lid of your FabricSmart™ washer is locked for some parts of the wash cycle, ensuring safety for you and your family while it is operating.

The ‘Lid locked’ light (above the  button) is illuminated when the lid lock is activated, letting you know at a glance if you can open the lid or not.

Lid lock

To unlock the lid at any time during the cycle press .

If the lid is left open, your FabricSmart™ washer will be unable to lock the lid, and the cycle will be halted. The machine will beep to alert you and display a warning message on the screen. If this occurs, close the lid and touch .

The lid will be locked from the start of the ‘Bowl Clean’ cycle, through to the end, unless  is touched.

  • Do not put anything down the lid lock slot in the top deck of your machine.
  • Do not try to disable the lid lock.

Ensure that children or infirmed persons are well supervised when around your FabricSmart™ washer.

Auto drain

  • Unsupervised clothes washers filled with water can present a drowning hazard to small children. In order to minimise any risk of this type of accident, your FabricSmart™ has been pre-programmed to know when this potential hazard is created and drains the wash water to a safe level.
  • If you pause your FabricSmart™ at any time during the wash cycle when there is water in the bowl, the machine will activate the auto drain function after 3 minutes. This will drain the water in the wash bowl to an acceptable level, minimising any potential hazard.
  • A warning message  will be displayed on the digital display while auto drain is in operation. The cycle can be restarted at anytime by touching .
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