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Wash cycles

Your washer has a number of wash cycles to suit your laundering needs. Selecting the most appropriate cycle for each particular wash load will help ensure you get the best possible wash result.

Wash cycles – default settings

  Regular Heavy Handwash Easy Iron Allergy Quick
Wash time* 13 – 15 min 15 – 17 min 5 min 9 min 13 – 15 min 3 min
Wash action REGULAR HEAVY HANDWASH REGULAR REGULAR REGULAR
Wash temp WARM / COLD WARM WARM / COLD  WARM / COLD  HOT WARM / COLD 
Rinse Sprays /  Deep rinse Sprays /  Deep rinse Sprays /  Deep rinse Sprays /  Deep rinse Sprays / 2 Deep rinse Sprays /  Deep rinse
Spin speed FAST FAST SLOW SLOW FAST FAST
Spin time** 6 min 6 min 4 min 4 min 6 min 4 min

* Refers to the agitation time in the “wash” part of the cycle, not the total time taken to complete a cycle. 
** Refers to the length of time when at the maximum speed.

Basic cycle descriptions

  • REGULAR cycle (with the ECO option) has been designed for normally soiled, everyday washing, eg sheets, towels, t-shirts.
  • HEAVY cycle is for heavily soiled durable garments, eg overalls, jeans, tea towels.
  • HANDWASH cycle is designed for your most delicate garments and is recommended for all “Hand wash only” items.
  • ALLERGY cycle has been designed for those with skin and other sensitivities. 
  • EASY IRON cycle is for items susceptible to creasing, eg shirts, dress trousers.
  • QUICK cycle is for lightly soiled garments requiring a freshen up.

 Some options may not be available on some cycles for garment care reasons.

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