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Changing pre-set options

Option Adjustment mode

After using your washer a number of times you may want to fine tune some of the options to suit your wash needs.

There are a number of pre-set options, which can be altered:

  1. The wash temperatures, including changing the ‘Cold’ wash temperature to ‘Controlled Cold’.
  2. The out of balance recovery routine.
  3. The number of beeps at the end of the cycle.
  4. Resetting to factory default settings.

To enter Option Adjustment mode

  1. Turn the washer on at the wall but do not touch ‘POWER’ .
  2. Touch and hold the and buttons together for 3 seconds. You will hear 3 quick beeps indicating you have entered Option Adjustment mode. The washer will show the default setting for the ‘Cold’ wash temperature.
    • The diagram on 'Changing pre-set options' shows how the wash cycle icons relate to the options you can change.
    • The ‘Changing pre-set options’ section explains the different options in more detail.
  3. Use the dial and buttons on the panel to make your changes to the pre-set options.
  4. Touch ‘POWER’ to return to normal mode. Your washer will automatically remember your changes.


Entering Option Adjustment mode

To change or reset any of the options, repeat the above steps.

Adjusting your options

  1. Enter Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Changing pre-set options').
  2. The diagram below shows how the wash cycle icons relate to the options you can change. It also shows what will be displayed when you first enter Option Adjustment mode. Options you can change are accessible using the ‘Heavy’ ‘Delicate’, ‘Wool’ and ‘Easy Iron’ cycles.

Use this diagram to help you adjust the options, ie select the ‘Heavy’ cycle to modify the wash temperature, select the ‘Delicate’ cycle to change the out of balance (OOB) recovery process, and so on.


FabricSmart™ washer Option Adjustment mode

  1. Use the ‘Delay Start’, ‘More’ button on the panel to scroll through the available settings of your selected option, eg to increase or decrease the temperature of your warm wash temperature, or to change the number of beeps at the end of the cycle.


Changing the pre-set options

Wash temperatures

All wash temperatures can be individually adjusted if you think they are too hot or too cold.

The hot temperature will be the same as the hot water supply temperature.
  1. Enter Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Changing pre-set options').
  2. Select the ‘Heavy’ cycle.
  3. Select the wash temperature you want to adjust, eg ‘Warm’, by touching the ‘Wash Temp’ button. The digital display screen displays the current setting.
  4. Touch the ‘More’  or ‘Less’  button to increase or decrease to the desired temperature (the temperature setting options will scroll around). Each increment is equal to approximately 1°C.


Adjusting the temperature setting, eg increasing the WARM wash temperature by 2°C

Controlled Cold

If the temperature of your cold water supply is very low and you choose to do a ‘Cold’ wash, you will not get an effective wash. The ‘Controlled Cold’ option solves this problem by adding a small amount of hot water to raise the temperature of the wash to approximately 20°C.

  1. Enter Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Changing pre-set options').
  2. Select the ‘Heavy’ cycle.
  3. Select ‘Cold’ wash temperature by touching the ‘Wash Temp’ button (if not already selected).
  4. The digital display shows the temperature adjustment possible. The default setting is , which is the same temperature as the incoming water from the supply for cold water.
  5. To get ‘Controlled Cold’, touch the ‘More’  button until  is displayed. Your washer will now adjust the cold temperature to approximately 20°C. Each of the remaining settings equals an approximate 1°C temperature increase or decrease from this point (excluding ).
  6. Touch ‘POWER’  to save the setting (if you wish to make no other changes).

 
Changing the cold wash temperature setting from cold tap to 'Controlled Cold'.

If you always use ‘Cold’ or Controlled Cold’ water, we recommend that a ‘Warm’ or ‘Hot’ wash be used regularly, eg every 5th wash should be at least a warm one. Warm water is needed to help maintain the cleanliness of your washer.

Out of balance recovery routine

When your washer is spinning it can sense if the wash load is out of balance. If an out of balance load is detected, the washer will stop and re-try spinning one more time. If it still senses an unbalanced load there are two options the washer can take.

Automatic recovery OFF (the default setting)

Your washer will stop, beep, and show in three phases on the display screen. You must redistribute the load more evenly yourself. Use this option if you wish to conserve water.

Automatic recovery ON

Your washer will try to automatically correct the out of balance load. It will fill with water and agitate to redistribute the load before trying to spin up again.

To change the out of balance (OOB) recovery option:

  1. Enter Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Changing pre-set options').
  2. Select the ‘Delicate’ cycle.
  3. Touch the ‘More’  button to turn automatic recovery  or .



Changing the OOB routine

End of cycle beeps

The beeps signalling the end of the cycle can be increased or decreased. The default setting is 5 beeps.

To modify the number of beeps sounding at the end of the cycle:

  1. Enter Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Changing pre-set options').
  2. Select the ‘Wool’ cycle.
  3. Touch the ‘More’  or ‘Less’  button to increase or decrease the number of beeps, or for no beeps to sound at the end of the cycle.


Modifying the number of beeps to signal the end of the cycle

Remember, to save changes and exit from the Option Adjustment mode (ie to return to normal operating mode), touch the ‘POWER’  button.

Factory reset

You can reset your washer to the settings it left the factory with:

  1. Enter Option Adjustment mode (refer to 'Changing pre-set options').
  2. Select the ‘Easy Iron’ cycle.
  3. The display will show . Touch and hold  for 3 seconds to reset your washer to its factory settings.
This action will reset the washer to the default settings, exit Option Adjustment mode and restart the washer in normal operating mode.

Touch ‘POWER’  to exit if you do not wish to reset your washer.


Changing the washer back to the factory default settings

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