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Washer safety features

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

Lid Lock

The lid of your 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 Screen Shot 2017-06-29 at 2.38.52 PM.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 Screen Shot 2017-06-29 at 2.38.52 PM.png.

If the lid is left open, your 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 Screen Shot 2017-06-29 at 2.38.52 PM.png.

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  • 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 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 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 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 message Screen Shot 2017-06-29 at 3.09.38 PM.png will be displayed on the digital display while auto drain is in operation. The cycle can be restarted at anytime by touching ‘POWER’ Screen Shot 2017-06-29 at 2.57.34 PM.png and/or Screen Shot 2017-06-29 at 2.38.52 PM.png.
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