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WashSmart™ safety features

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

Lid lock

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

The “Lid locked” light (above the START / PAUSE 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 press START / PAUSE.

Fig.11 Lid lock

The lid will be locked from the start of the cycle, through to the end, unless START / PAUSE  is touched.

If the lid is left open, your WashSmart™ 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 START / PAUSE. 

If the lid is left open, your WashSmart™ 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 START / PAUSE. 

Ensure that children or infirmed persons are well supervised when around your WashSmart™ 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 WashSmart™ 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 WashSmart™ 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 (“Adr”) will be displayed on the digital display while AUTO DRAIN is in operation. The cycle can be restarted at anytime by touching START / PAUSE.
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