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Eco-Active™ wash

Your FabricSmart™ uses a dual-action wash to give excellent wash performance while taking great care of your clothes. We call this the Eco-Active™ wash. The two parts to the Eco-Active™ wash are explained below:

Wash 1 – Detergent activating wash (front-loader type wash)

For both ‘Eco-ActiveTM, On’ and ‘Eco-Active™, Off’ selections your FabricSmart™ washer fills the bowl
at the selected temperature with just enough water so that your clothes are 100% saturated. This small amount of water flows down through the clothes, into the bowl base, mixes with the detergent, then
is pumped up a specially designed portal and back onto the clothes in a cascade effect. This wash action thoroughly dissolves and activates the detergent.

The concentrated solution of detergent and water rapidly targets stains and soils at the fibre-level of fabrics, boosting soil removal and accelerating the wash process.

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Eco-Active™ wash


The detergent activating wash on the ‘Sports’ cycle is cold temperature.

Wash 2 – Agitation wash (top-loader type wash)

After recirculating the sudsy water through your clothes for 4 minutes if you have selected ‘Eco-Active™, On’, your FabricSmart™ washer will fill with just enough cold water to suspend the clothes in solution. Agitation will then begin, moving soil away from the clothes. If you have selected ‘Eco-Active™, Off’ or the ‘Sports’ cycle, your washer will fill with just enough water at the temperature you have selected.

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Agitation wash

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