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FabricSmart safety features

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 plaupauseAM-fixed.png button) is illuminated when the lid lock is activated, letting you know at a glance if you can open the lid or not.

To unlock the lid at any time during the cycle touch plaupauseAM-fixed.png.

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

Note-Icon.png The lid will be locked from the start of the ‘Bowl Clean’ cycle, through to the end, unless plaupauseAM-fixed.png is touched.
  • Do not put anything down the lid lock slot in the top deck of your washer.
  • 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™ washer has been pre-programmed to know when this potential hazard is created and drains the wash water to a safe level.
  • If you pause or power off your FabricSmart™ washer at any time during the wash cycle when there is water in the bowl, the washer 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 messageScreen Shot 2017-06-23 at 10.08.13 AM.png will be displayed on the digital display while auto drain is in operation. The cycle can be restarted at anytime by touching plaupauseAM-fixed.png.
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