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Eco Active Wash


Your Fisher & Paykel WashSmart uses a dual-action wash to give excellent wash performance while taking great care of your clothes. We call this the Eco ActiveTM wash. The two parts to the Eco ActiveTM wash are explained below: 

Wash 1 – Detergent Activating Wash (front-loader type wash)

Your WashSmart washer fills the basket at the selected temperature with just enough water so that your clothes are 100% saturated. This small amount of sudsy water flows down through the clothes, 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 fiber-level of fabrics, boosting soil removal and accelerating the wash process.

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Fig. 18 EcoActiveTM wash

Wash 2 – Agitation Wash (top-loader type wash)

After recirculating the sudsy water through your clothes for 4 minutes, your WashSmart washer will fill with just enough cold water to suspend the clothes in solution. Agitation will then begin, moving soil away from the clothes.

The detergent activating wash is the only time during the cycle that hot water is used (when the machine is completely full the water will be lukewarm). If you need hot water during the agitation part of the wash, select the ALLERGY cycle.

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Fig. 19 Agitation Wash

Unique Fisher & Paykel Spray Rinse

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Fig. 20 Spray rinse

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