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Wash Cycles

 

Your AquaSmartTM 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.

Not all cycles may be available on your model of washer.

Wash Cycles Explained

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Regular – High Efficiency On
For normally soiled everyday cotton loads, eg t-shirts, shorts, casual shirts.

Regular – High Efficiency Off
Not available.

 

High Efficiency ON
(Default mode)

High Efficiency OFF

Agitate time* 11 - 15 mins n/a
Wash action Regular High Efficiency  
Wash temp** Warm  
Rinse sequence  Spray  
Spin  Fast  

 

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Heavy – High Efficiency On
Recommended cycle for heavily soiled durable garments, eg tea towels, overalls, children’s clothes.

Heavy – High Efficiency Off
For heavily soiled durable garments when you want to use more water.

 

High Efficiency ON
(default mode)

High Efficiency OFF

Agitate time*

13 – 17 mins

13 - 17 Mins
Wash action

Heavy High Efficiency

Heavy Conventional
Wash temp** Warm warm
Rinse sequence Spray Spray/Deep
Spin  Fast Fast

 

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Delicate – High Efficiency On
For delicate lightly soiled clothes.

Delicate – High Efficiency mode Off
For when you want to wash your delicates in more water. Also recommended for machine and hand washable woolen items.

 

High Efficiency ON

High Efficiency OFF
(default mode)

Agitate time* 6 mins 6 mins
Wash action Delicate high Efficiency  Delicate Conventional 
Wash temp** Warm/Cold Warm/Cold
Rinse sequence Spray/HE Deep Spray/Deep
Spin Slow Slow

 

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Sheets – High Efficiency On
Not available.

Sheets – High Efficiency Off
Recommended cycle for bed sheets, tablecloths, comforter covers and for towels if TOWELS cycle is not available on your machine.

 

High Efficiency ON

High Efficiency OFF
(Default mode)

Agitate time* n/a 15 mins
Wash action   Sheets Conventional
Wash temp**   Warm
Rinse sequence   Spray/Deep
Spin   Fast

 

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Easy Iron – High Efficiency On
Not available.

Easy Iron – High Efficiency Off
Recommended cycle for minimizing creasing.

 

High Efficiency ON

High Efficiency OFF
(Default mode)

Agitate time* n/a 9 - 13 mins 
Wash action   Regular Conventional
Wash temp**   Warm/Cold
Rinse sequence   Spray/Deep
Spin   Slow

 

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Bulky – High Efficiency On
Not available.

Bulky – High Efficiency Off
Recommended cycle for washing bulky items.

 

High Efficiency ON

High Efficiency OFF
(Default mode)

Agitate time* n/a 8 mins + 30 min soak
Wash action   Bulky Conventional
Wash temp**   Warm
Rinse sequence   2 Deep
Spin   Slow

The BULKY cycle takes special care of bulky items. Bulky garments and bedding wash most effectively when they can move freely. Ensure that there is sufficient room in the basket for the load to move during the wash.

When washing a single bulky item add a large beach towel to the wash, to ensure the load is balanced for an effective spin.

We recommend that you do not wash woolen comforters, or any other item marked “dry clean only” in your AquaSmartTM washer.

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Allergy – High Efficiency On
Recommended cycle for asthma sufferers and people with skin sensitivities.

Allergy – High Efficiency Off
Recommended for situations when a little more water is required.

  High Efficiency ON High Efficiency OFF 
(default mode)
Agitate time* 11 - 15 mins 11 - 15 mins
Wash action Regular High Efficiency  Regular Conventional
Wash temp** Hot Hot
Rinse sequence  Spray/2 HE Deep Spray / 2 Deep 
Spin Fast Fast

The ALLERGY cycle is not recommended for garments prone to color run.

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Whites – High Efficiency On
For washing white garments.

Whites – High Efficiency Off
For washing white garments when extra water is preferred.

  High Efficiency ON High Efficiency OFF
(default mode)
Agitate time* 11 - 15 mins 11 - 15 mins
Wash action Regular High Efficiency  Regular Conventional 
Wash temp** Warm/Hot Warm/Hot
Rinse sequence Spray Spray/Deep
Spin Fast Fast

 

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Basket Clean
For maintaining the cleanliness of your washer.

  High Efficiency ON High Efficiency OFF
(default mode)
Agitate time* n/a Periodic agitation during a 2hr soak
Wash action   Regular Conventional 
wash temp**   Hot
Rinse sequence   Spray/Deep
Spin   Medium

Cleaning the inside of your washer regularly is important. Your washer will remind you to complete a BASKET CLEAN cycle every 100 cycles (the BASKET CLEAN cycle icon will flash to alert you) or we recommend you complete this cycle 5 – 6 times a year (refer to page 44).

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Towels – High Efficiency On
Recommended for washing lightly soiled towels and when you want to save water.

Towels – High Efficiency Off
Recommended cycle for everyday washing of towels, new towels that may release dye during the wash and after a day at the beach.

  High Efficiency ON High Efficiency OFF
(default mode)
Agitate time* 11 - 15 mins 11 - 15 mins
Wash action Towels High Efficiency  Towels Conventional
Wash temp** Warm/Cold Warm/Cold
Rinse sequence  Spray/HE Deep Spray/Deep
Spin Fast Fast

 

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Rinse – High Efficiency On
This cycle allows you to select a water efficient Rinse and Spin only.

Rinse – High Efficiency Off
This cycle allows you to select Rinse and Spin only, using more water for those situations that require it.

  High Efficiency ON
(Default mode)
High Efficiency OFF
Agitate time* None None
Wash action None None
Wash temp** Cold Cold
Rinse sequence Spray Spray/Deep
Spin Fast Fast

 

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Spin
This cycle gives you the ability to select a Spin only. This cycle also allows you to customize the spin speed to suit your needs.

Agitate time* None
Wash action None
Wash temp** None
Rinse sequence  None
Spin Fast or as selected

If you wish to change any of the wash options while your AquaSmartTM is running, press START/PAUSE then select the required option.

*Refers to the agitation time in the wash part of the cycle only, not the total time taken to complete a cycle. In addition, the actual wash time depends largely on the size of your wash load, therefore can vary by a number of minutes.

**Refers to the temperature of the wash part of the cycle only, all rinses use cold water.

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