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Eco-Active™ wash – WashSmart™ Eco washer only

Your WashSmart™ Eco washer uses a dual-action wash to give excellent wash performance whilst taking great care of your clothes. We call this the Eco-Active™ wash. The two parts to the Eco-Active™ wash are explained below:

Detergent activating wash (front-loader type wash)

For both ‘Eco-Active™, On’ and ‘Eco-Active™, Off’ selections, your WashSmart™ washer fills the bowl at the selected temperature with just enough water so that your clothes are 100% saturated. This small amount of water flows down through the clothes, into the bowl base, mixes with the detergent, then is pumped up a specially designed portal and back onto the clothes in a cascade effect. This wash action thoroughly dissolves and activates the detergent.

The concentrated solution of detergent and water rapidly targets stains and soils at the fibre-level of fabrics, boosting soil removal and accelerating the wash process.

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Agitation wash (top-loader type wash)

If you have selected ‘Eco-Active™, On’ after recirculating the sudsy water through your clothes your WashSmart™ Eco washer will fill with just enough cold water to suspend the clothes in the diluted solution. The flexible finned agitator then provides just enough mechanical action to separate the soil from the clothes.

On WashSmart™ Eco washer the ‘Allergy’ cycle bypasses the detergent activating wash and proceeds directly to the agitation wash.

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Cycle Eco-Active™ On Eco-Active™ Off
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Eco-Active™ wash is not available with the WashSmart™ washer or QuickSmart™ washer models.

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