Fisher & Paykel IWL12 User Manual

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Clothes Washer
Installation instructions and
User guide
Instructions d’installation
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Electric Shock Hazard
Read and follow the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS outlined in this User Guide before operating this appliance, pages 11–13.
Failure to do so can result in death, electric shock, fire or injury to persons.
Please Note: To obtain maximum efficiency, your Intuitive washer has the ability to learn and adapt to the local environment. This may take several wash cycles, therefore maximum energy efficiency may not be achieved until a number of wash cycles have been completed. This usually takes about 5 cycles.
English Page 2 – 43
Français Page 44 – 79
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner Fisher & Paykel Limited has determined
that this product meets ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.
Installation Instructions Important Safety Instructions Getting Started Quickly How Dirty?
Stained 16
Fabric Care
Auto-Sensing, Creasables, Wool, Handwash 16
Eco Active™ Wash Lidlock
All About The Options Button
Selecting, Customising 19
Time To Go The Options
Temperature, Controlled Cold, Wash Advance, Save Water 20 Delay Start, Save Time, Soak, Drip Dry 21 Max Spin Speed, Water Levels, Traditional Wash 22
Adjusting The Wash Settings
Auto Water Level Adjustment, Default Rinse 23 Creasable Spin Speed, Out of Balance Recovery 24 End of Cycle Beeps, Reset Default Settings 24
Favorite Cycle Design your Own Wash 25 Family Cycles Diaper Rinse, Comforter, Allergy 26 Sport Cycles Sweaty, Muddy, Sports Shoes, Beach Gear 27 Stain Cycles Chocolate, Tomato, Blood/Grass, Fruit/Wine 28 Extra Cycles Tub Clean, Max Wash 29
11 14
Sorting & Loading Washing Difficult Items
Woollen Items, Bulky Items, Diaper Sanitisers/Bleach 31
Detergent/Bleach Fabric Softener
Caring For Your Intuitive
Cleaning, Automatic Lint System 34 Sounds and Beeps, Products that Might Damage your Intuitive 35
If Your Intuitive Beeps For Help Operating Problems Wash Problems Service Limited Warranty
36 38
Congratulations on purchasing a new Fisher & Paykel washing machine. We are very proud of our washers and trust they will serve you well for many years.
At Fisher & Paykel we aim to provide innovative products that are simple to use, ergonomic and energy efficient. Thousands of tonnes of washing and 70 years of laundry experience have been programmed into your washing machine to help give you the best possible performance.
We hope you enjoy your new washing machine, we have certainly enjoyed designing it.
It is important that the User Guide should be retained with the appliance for future reference. Should the appliance be sold or transferred to another owner, always ensure that the User Guide is left with the appliance in order that the new owner can familiarize themselves with the appliance and the relevant warnings.
Installation Instructions
Before you begin – read these instructions completely and carefully.
Electric Shock Hazard
Read and follow the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS outlined in this User Guide before operating this appliance, pages 11–13.
Failure to do so can result in death, electric shock, fire or injury to persons.
Observe all governing codes and ordinances.
Installation Requirements
Your washer must be installed on firm flooring to minimize vibration during spin cycles. Concrete flooring is best, but wood base is sufficient providing the floor support meets FHA standards.
Your washer should not be installed on rugs or exposed to the weather.
Water Temperature
Your cold water should not exceed 95˚F (35˚C) or your hot water exceed 150˚F (65˚C). Temperatures above this may damage your washer.
Shut Off Valves
Both hot and cold shut-off valves (faucets) should be available in the laundry area.
Water may be drained into a standpipe or set tub. The standpipe must be 11/2” (38mm) minimum interior diameter and must be open to the atmosphere.
This appliance must be supplied with 110V – 120V, 60Hz electrical supply and connected to an individual, properly grounded branch circuit, protected by a 15 or 20 amp circuit breaker or time delay fuse.
Installation Instructions
Lid Clearance
Washer end of hose
Faucet end of hose
Standpipe Height
/2” to 78”
Allow for adjustable feet
Model All models
Depth 251/2” (650mm)
Width 25 Height to top of console 40”- 41 Height lid open 55”- 563/4” (1400-1440mm)
/2” (650mm)
/4” (1020-1060mm)
Inlet water pressure Max 150 psi (1MPa) Min 5 psi (34kPa )
Installation Instructions
Step 1
Remove Bottom Packer
Remove outer packaging.
Tilt the machine backwards and walk the machine off the bottom packer. The plastic bottom packer can now be removed.
Operating the machine when the bottom packer is in place can result in damage to the machine.
Step 2
Removing Basket Packer and Accessories
Lift the lid and remove cardboard basket packer from the top of the washer basket.
Keep the bottom packer and basket packer in case they are required for future transit.
Remove hoses, accessories and installation pack.
The Installation Pack contains the following:
4 rubber inserts for the leveling feet 1 drain hose guide
Basket packer
Step 3
Drain Hose
Carefully pull the drain hose out from the back of the washer by pulling the exposed part of the hose downwards and then out.
The hose guide is used to guide the drain hose over the tub or standpipe. It MUST be fitted to the drain hose. To prevent siphoning the drain hose should not extend more than If necessary, the drain hose can be trimmed to length.
Place the drain hose in the laundry tub or standpipe.
In multi-storey apartments or any upper floor installation, the machine should be installed on a drained floor. Check that the tub or standpipe is free from lint or other obstructions before operating the washer. In basement installation do not exceed a standpipe height of (78”).
/4” (20mm) from the end of the guide.
Pull hose through guide
Installation Instructions
Step 4
Inlet Hoses
Install hoses with the straight end (with filters)
fitted to the faucets.
Install elbow ends onto washing machine (inlet
valves are marked on the back of the machine H=hot, C=cold) Note: If there is a cold water supply only, an inlet valve cap (available from Fisher & Paykel) MUST be connected to the hot valve. The cap prevents water leaking from the hot valve.
Step 5
Leveling the Washer
Insert the four rubber leveling feet inserts into the
feet on the base of the washer. (See diagram 1).
Move the washer into its final position. We suggest
a minimum clearance of 1” (25mm) on each side for ease of installation. (See diagram 2).
Faucet end of hose
Adjustable feet
Rubber insert
1” (25mm) 1” (25mm)
Diagram 1
Washer end of hose
Turn on water and check hose connections for leaks.
Check that there are no kinks in the hoses.
It is IMPORTANT to level the washer to ensure
proper performance during spin.
Adjust the feet by unscrewing/screwing to make sure the washer is level and cannot rock.
Use the walls and adjacent counter tops as a sight guide to check to see if washer appears level. Readjust the feet if necessary.
Open the lid and check the washer basket to see that it sits slightly forward of centre. (See diagram 3).
Diagram 2
Diagram 3
Installation Instructions
Close the lid. Visually check that the lid and topdeck are aligned. If not aligned, adjust the feet again until the lid and topdeck match.
Lid Alignment
Wind left foot down (out) to correct
Wind right foot down (out) to correct
Step 6
Turn faucets on. Check for leaks, noise, vibration, correct water temperatures and proper
operation in spin. Check that the lid locks during spin.
Turn hot and cold water faucets off when washer is not in use.
Special Instructions
The washer may give warning signals when low water pressure, or drain problems are encountered. See ‘If your Intuitive beeps for help’ (page 36).
If further help is needed concerning this appliance, refer to Service, page 40.
Installation Instructions
Special Requirements for Alcove or Closet Installation
The minimum ventilation clearance between the washer and adjacent walls or other surfaces is:
1” (25mm) minimum either side and front 3” (75mm) minimum rear
Consideration must be given to providing adequate clearance for installation and servicing.
The minimum vertical space required from floor to overhead shelves, cabinets, ceilings etc is 59” (1500mm).
Closet doors must be louvered or otherwise ventilated and have at least 60 square inches open area for a washer only, or if the closet contains both a washer and dryer, doors must contain at least 120 square inches of open area equally distributed.
Louvered door Washer & Dryer
60 Sq. In (388 Sq. cm)
60 Sq. In (388 Sq. cm)
Do not install this appliance in a closet with a solid door.
Mobile Home Installation
Grounding Instructions
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or break down, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. This appliance is equipped with a cord that has an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
Improper connection of an equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or serviceman if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded.
Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance – if it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
Specification subject to change without notice.
Important Safety Instructions
Read all Safety Information Before Using
Many washers are located near a gas dryer or a water heater in the home.
Fire Hazard
For your safety the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
What to do if you Smell Gas
DO NOT try to light any appliance. DO NOT touch an electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building. Clear the room, building or area of all occupants. Immediately call your gas supplier from your neighbor’s phone. Follow the gas suppliers instructions. If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
Water Heater Safety
Under certain conditions Hydrogen gas may be produced in a water heater that has not been used for two weeks or more.
If the hot water has not been used for two weeks or more, prevent the possibility of damage or injury by turning on all hot water faucets and allowing them to run for several minutes before using any electrical appliance which is connected to the hot water system. This will allow any hydrogen gas to escape. Since the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame or appliance during this process.
Important Safety Instructions
Electric Shock Hazard
Follow the safety precautions outlined in this User Guide. Failure to do so can result in death, electric shock, fire or injury
to persons.
Safety Precautions:
Read all instructions before using the appliance. Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this User Guide. This washer must be properly installed and located in accordance with the Installation Instructions before it is used. Properly ground to conform with all governing codes and ordinances. Follow details in the Installation Instructions. Do not install or store washer where it will be exposed to temperatures below freezing or exposed to the weather. Connect to a properly rated, protected and sized power supply circuit to avoid electrical overload. Connect to adequate plumbing and drain facilities as described in the Installation Instructions. Turn off water faucets when the washer is not in use to relieve pressure on hoses and valves and to minimize leakages if a hose or valve should break or rupture. Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in this User Guide or in published user repair instructions that you understand, and have skills to carry out. When disconnecting the appliance pull by the plug rather than the cord or junction of cord to avoid damage to the cord or junction of the cord and plug. Make sure that the cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over or otherwise subject to damage or stress. Keep all laundry aids (such as detergents, bleach, fabric softener, etc.) out of the reach of children, preferably in a locked cabinet. Observe all warnings on container labels to avoid personal injury. Do not tamper with the controls. Keep the area around/underneath your appliance free from the accumulation of combustible materials, such as lint, paper, rags, chemicals, etc. Keep the floor around your appliance clean and dry to reduce the possibility of slipping. Never reach into the washer if the basket or agitator is moving.
Important Safety Instructions
Before loading, unloading or adding clothes, press START/PAUSE and wait until the machine has completely stopped before opening the lid. Close supervision is necessary if this appliance is used by or near children. Do not allow children to play inside, or with this appliance or any discarded appliance. Dispose of discarded appliances and shipping/packing materials properly. Before discarding a washer, or removing from service, remove the washer lid. Do not leave the washer lid up during the cycle. This will stop the spin action and prevent completion of the cycle. To restart, close lid and press START/PAUSE. Do not wash or dry articles that have been cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with combustible or explosive substances (such as wax, oil, paint, gasoline, degreasers, dry-cleaning solvents, kerosene, etc.) which may ignite or explode. Do not add these substances to the wash water. Do not use these substances around your washer and/or dryer during operation, as they give off vapors that could ignite or explode. The laundry process can reduce the flame retardancy of fabrics. To avoid such a result, the garment manufacturer’s care instructions should be followed very carefully. Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or acid such as vinegar and/or rust remover. Mixing can produce a toxic gas which may cause death. Never climb on or stand on the washer top or lid. Do not wash fibreglass articles in your washer. Skin irritation could result from the remaining particles that may be picked up by clothing during subsequent washer use. To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this appliance from the power supply or disconnect the washer at the household distribution panel by removing the fuse or switching off the circuit breaker before attempting any maintenance or cleaning. Note: Pressing the POWER button does NOT disconnect the appliance from the power supply, even though the lights are out. Do not operate this appliance if it is damaged, malfunctioning, partially disassembled or has missing or broken parts, including a damaged cord or plug. Do not operate this appliance if the lid has been incorrectly fitted. If you are using an extension cord or a portable electrical outlet device (eg mulit-socket outlet box), ensure that it is positioned so that it does not come into contact with water or moisture.
Getting Started Quickly
Remove the fabric softener dispenser. Place load evenly around the agitator.
A. Add Detergent
Add detergent down the center of the agitator stem. Replace fabric softener dispenser. If you wish to use fabric softener place in the fabric softener dispenser on top of the agitator. (Refer to page 33).
If you wish to use bleach:
Use half the recommended dose of bleach. Dilute bleach with water and pour carefully down the inner surface of the agitator stem, in line with the fins. (See diagram above or refer to page 32).
B. Press POWER
C. How Dirty?
Press the UP or DOWN arrows to change the HOW DIRTY level to reflect the amount of soil in your clothes. If your clothes have “general” stains press the UP arrow until the red Stained light comes on.
(Refer to page 16).
D. Fabric Care
Your Intuitive automatically selects AUTO SENSING. This determines the average fabric type of your load and selects the wash action to get the best wash result. Press the FABRIC CARE button to choose the CREASABLES, WOOL or HANDWASH option. (Refer to page 16).
E. Press START
Your autowasher will start filling and sensing the size and average fabric type of the load. To pause your Intuitive at any time press START/PAUSE. (If it is during spray rinse or spin there is a slight delay while the inner basket is coasted to a stop and the lid is unlocked).
F. Display Screen
This shows you which options you have selected (and/or any Lifecycle you may have chosen). The display screen also shows what the machine is doing and how long the wash has to go, to keep you informed throughout the cycle.
G. Wash Cycle Progress
As the wash progresses through the cycle the following symbols will be shown on the display screen to indicate the progression.
Filling Eco
Wash Spray
Deep Rinse
Spin Delay
H. Options Menu
Choose any options by scrolling through the Options Menu. Press the OPTIONS button. Scroll through the options by using the UP and DOWN arrows. To select an option press ADJUST. Press HOME to return to the main screen.
(Refer to pages 20–22).
I. Lifecycles
There are 13 unique specially designed lifecycles to make washing simpler and easier.
Favorite Stains Sports Family Extras
Design your own wash cycle
(Refer to pages 25–29).
Tomato Sports Shoes Allergy Tub Clean Chocolate Muddy Diaper Rinse Max Wash Blood/Grass Sweaty Comforter Fruit/Wine Beach Gear
How Dirty?
Your Intuitive washer will automatically select a medium soil level (three HOW DIRTY lights). This setting is fine for your average load, but some loads may need more or less washing depending on the amount of soil on the clothes. For example, a load of dirty jeans will need the soil level increased while a bath towel used only once, probably only needs the lowest soil level.
This is a special wash action that alternates washing with four short soaks to help remove stains from your garments, (e.g. three minutes agitation, four minutes soak, three minutes agitation etc). Stained will use a medium soil level agitation. This cycle is for “general” stains, if you have a specific stain (i.e., blood, grass, fruit, wine, chocolate or tomato) use the STAINS Lifecycles. (Refer to Lifecycles page 28).
Fabric Care
Put your clothes into your Intuitive washer and push START/PAUSE. Auto sensing will sense the average fabric mix of your load and select the right wash action to get the best wash results. For a normal wash load we suggest the medium soil level.
Delicate garments often wrinkle easily, so they need a minimum amount of spinning at a very slow spin speed. The Creasables option will automatically change the rinse to a double deep rinse and select a short slow spin (300rpm) to minimise wrinkling. Selecting the Creasables option is not only for delicate clothes, it is also for minimising wrinkles in any garment.
Some fabrics require special care, such as machine washable woollens. These woollens have been specially treated so they can be washed in a washing machine. (Refer to Woollens page 31). The wool cycle has been designed with a gentle wash, a spray and deep rinse and moderate spin (670 rpm) to care for machine washable woollens.
Handwash is an extra gentle wash for very delicate fabrics. This cycle has been designed for garments that you previously might have been reluctant to put into a washing machine. Handwash has a very gentle wash action; a double deep rinse and a very short slow spin (300 rpm). If you do not want to spin the clothes remember to select Drip Dry (refer to pages 19 and 21).
Eco Active™ Wash
The Eco Active™ wash in your Intuitive is a unique washing method that uses a combination of front loader and top loader washing technologies. This dual action wash gives excellent wash performance and means you retain the convenience and capacity of a top loading machine while introducing the gentle cascade wash action and energy efficiency of a front loader.
Wash 1 – Detergent Activating Wash (Front Loader Type Wash)
Your Intuitive washer fills the tub, at the selected temperature, with just enough water so that your clothes are 100% saturated. This small amount of sudsy water flows 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 fibre level, boosting soil removal and accelerating the wash process.
Wash 2 – Agitation Wash (Top Loader Type Wash)
After recirculating the sudsy water through the clothes for 2–5 minutes, your Intuitive will fill with just enough cool water to suspend the clothes in solution. Your washer will then sense the average fabric type of the load and begin the agitation wash. Agitating massages the soil off the fibres and away from the clothes. Due to its concentrated head-start the clothes require less agitation than a conventional top load washer.
Note: 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). (Also refer to Traditional Wash page 22).
Your Intuitive has a lidlock, which locks when your machine is spinning. This ensures the lid cannot be opened during hazardous parts of the cycle, providing added safety for you and your family.
A Lidlock symbol (padlock) appears in the corner of the screen when locked (it disappears when unlocked), letting you know at a glance if you can open the lid or not.
In short this means you can open the lid while your Intuitive is filling, agitating, and draining, but not while it is spinning, allowing you to add or remove clothes, dissolve detergent, or to add fabric softener (if you do not want to use the Automatic Fabric Softener Dispenser).
The chart below shows the stages when the lid is locked/unlocked.
Eco Active Unlocked Fill Unlocked Agitate Unlocked Spray Rinse Locked Deep Rinse Unlocked Spin Locked
If the lid is left open, the machine will be unable to lock the lid, and the cycle will be halted. The machine will beep and a message will appear in the display screen saying “Please close the lid and press START/PAUSE”.
Do not put anything down the slot in the top deck. Do not try to disable the lidlock.
Keep children away from the machine especially when you are using hot water as the lid can be opened during fill and agitate.
All About The Options Button
Your Intuitive has a ‘menu’ of wash options that you can use. The buttons and the display screen on the right hand side of the panel are used to select and display the different wash options.
To Select a Wash Option
Push either the Options UP or Options DOWN arrow. The Options Menu will then be displayed.
Scroll through the options by using either the UP or DOWN arrows. To select an option use the ADJUST button. The option will be highlighted to show you have selected it.
Press HOME, the display will return to the home screen where your selected wash option(s) will be displayed.
To start the machine push START/PAUSE.
Note: If you want to change any of the wash options while your machine is running you will need to press START/PAUSE before changing an option.
To Customise a Wash Option
You can program your Intuitive washer to remember the wash options you prefer. For instance, you may want to set your washer to always select a warmer wash temperature.
Push either the Options UP or Options DOWN arrow. The Options Menu will then be displayed.
Scroll through the options until the one you want is displayed.
Select the setting before the option you are wanting to change. Hold down the ADJUST button for 3 seconds. You will hear a long beep and SETTING SAVED will appear briefly on the screen. Your preferred wash options will be automatically selected every time you turn your machine on and will be displayed on the home screen.
To change your customised options repeat these above steps.
Note: Water levels, Eco (Save Water++) and Delay Start are not able to be customised.
Time To Go
Your Intuitive washer will display what stage of the cycle the machine is at and how many minutes the wash cycle has to go, so you can tell at a glance when your washing will be finished. The ‘Time to Go’ is displayed from the beginning of the agitation wash, as the load size and fabric type have to be determined before the cycle time can be calculated. A series of symbols are also displayed on the screen to indicate what point the cycle is up to (refer to page 15).
The Options
For all the options mentioned below you first need to enter the OPTIONS menu (by pressing either the UP or DOWN Options button). Then use the Options arrows to scroll through the options until the one you want is displayed. Press ADJUST to select it, and HOME to return to the main screen.
1. Temperature
(Incoming water from faucet)
Warm Warm/Hot Hot
The wash temperature option selects the temperature of the detergent activating wash (the first phase of an Eco Active™ wash), or the agitation stage of a traditional wash.
Cold+ (Controlled Cold)
The temperature of cold water varies depending on the season and area you live in. The lower the water temperature the less effective the wash. COLD+ solves this problem by adding a small amount of hot water, when necessary, to raise the temperature above 60˚F (20˚C) to give a more effective cold water wash.
2. Wash Advance
Use the WASH ADVANCE option to advance the cycle or start the cycle at a particular stage. Press ADJUST repeatedly until the part of the cycle you want is highlighted. Wash Advance is a good option if you want to skip certain parts of the cycle. Perfect if you only want to rinse/spin clothes, or if you want to prewash clothes etc.
Cold+ Warm/Cold
The PRE-WASH option is a cold, 6 minute pre-wash for extra dirty loads. Your Intuitive will beep at the end of drain and display a message to tell you that it is waiting for you to add the detergent for the main wash. Add detergent and press
START/PAUSE to begin the main wash cycle.
3. Save Water
Use the SAVE WATER option when you want to minimize the amount of water used. The rinse type your washer will choose depends on the type of fabric you are washing.
There are two Save Water options. SAVE WATER and ECO (SAVE WATER++). Dependng on how much water you wish to save will determine which option you select. SAVE WATER reduces the amount of water by altering the rinse option.
The Options
For example:
Standard rinse Save Water rinse Eco (Save Water++)
Spray + deep rinse becomes Shower rinse (3-4 shower rinses) becomes Eco Spray rinse 2 Deep rinses 1 Deep rinse becomes Eco Spray rinse
ECO (SAVE WATER++) uses an Eco Spray rinse, which cuts water use by a further 25%. If you have low water pressure or sensitive skin use the SAVE WATER option only.
Neither of the Save Water options are designed to be used with fabric softener. There are some loads that may not suit being washed using the Save Water options. For instance, loads that have a lot of sand or sawdust in them, or garments (which aren’t colorfast) are better rinsed using a deep rinse.
4. Delay Start
Use DELAY START to delay the start of the wash cycle between 15 minutes and 18 hours. Scroll the OPTIONS menu until DELAY START is shown. Use the ADJUST button to choose how long you want the machine to delay for. Press START/PAUSE to begin the delay countdown. Once the delay countdown has begun, it can be cancelled by pressing START/PAUSE again. Note: Be careful if using Delay Start for non-colorfast clothes that are damp, or when using bleach, as dyes may run and fabric damage may occur.
5. Save Time
SAVE TIME allows you to shorten the wash cycle for lightly soiled clothes. Selecting this option
means the rinse, soak and spin times are all reduced. To save more time, decrease the soil level using the HOW DIRTY button, this will reduce the wash time. SAVE TIME can be turned on or off at any time during the cycle.
6. Soak
SOAK provides a 2 hour soak in the middle of the wash phase and then completes the rest of
the cycle. During soak your washer will agitate for a few seconds every minute. Soak can be shortened to one hour if SAVE TIME is selected.
7. Drip Dry
DRIP DRY pauses the washer at the end of the rinse allowing you to remove drip-dry garments
before the wash goes into final spin. The washer will beep and display a message to tell you that it is waiting for another instruction. Press START/PAUSE to begin the spin.
The Options
8. Max Spin Speed
This option allows you to change the auto sensing spin speed from fast (1000 rpm) down to medium (670 rpm).
9. Water Levels
Your Intuitive washer can automatically select the right water level for the load. As your machine fills it will pause occasionally to sense the water level. The machine will check if the water level is correct by using a series of 2 different agitate strokes. A slow stroke to sense the load and an agitate stroke to mix the load (this may take over a minute). If it detects that the water level is not high enough, it will fill with more water and recheck.
Your washer may occasionally add water during agitation. This is to maintain the water level due to the release of air trapped in the garments.
For some loads you may want to manually select the water level. When washing an unusual load, such as large bulky garments or pillows, we recommend you manually select the water level or use the COMFORTER lifecycle.
The agitator has five levels marked on its stem that can be used to help you select the correct water level. The mark nearest to the top of the clothes indicates the water level you should select. The levels
marked on the agitator are a guide for the dry clothes and do not correspond exactly to the water level. Selecting a water level that is
too high can cause out of balance loads, tangling or splash-over.
If there is already water in your Intuitive, before you start your wash, there may be a short pause before it starts washing. Depending on the amount of water in the bowl it may automatically start the detergent activating wash (without adding any more water) or move straight to the agitation wash if there is a lot of water in the bowl.
10. Traditional Wash
Your Intuitive washer can be set to a ‘traditional’ top loading wash, where the clothes are agitated in a bowl full of water at the temperature you have selected. Select Traditional wash ON.
Adjusting The Wash Settings
After using your Intuitive washer you may want to fine-tune some of the options to suit your wash needs. Anything changed in this Adjust Settings Menu is a permanent change, unless ‘Reset Defaults’ is selected, see page 24.
To Access the Adjust Settings Menu:
Push the OPTIONS UP or OPTIONS DOWN button, and hold down for 2 seconds. The Adjust Options Menu will then be displayed.
Scroll through the screens until the option you wish to adjust is shown. Press Options UP or DOWN to scroll.
Press ADJUST to highlight the option you want. This option will be permanently set. To unset the option repeat above steps.
S1 Wash Temp Adjust = Temperature of Wash Water
The wash temperatures can be adjusted if you think they are too hot or too cold. Access the Adjust Settings Menu (refer above). Scroll to the TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT screen. Use the ADJUST button to move the cursor through the boxes to decrease or increase the wash temperature. Each movement is approximately 1˚F. Press HOME once the box with the number of degrees you want to change the wash temperature to is highlighted.
S2 Auto Water Level Adjustment
If you are not satisfied with the water level that your Intuitive washer fills to on auto water level, you can increase or decrease the fill level that auto will select. Access the Adjust Settings Menu (refer above). Scroll to the AUTO WATER LEVEL screen. Use the ADJUST button to move the cursor through the boxes to decrease or increase the fill level. The boxes on the left side of the center point decrease the fill level and those boxes on the right increase the fill level. Then press HOME. Note: If you feel there is not enough water for the load, we recommend you check by pausing the machine and pushing the clothes down to see how much spare water is at the bottom of the bowl. Clothes often float and your washer can sense the water under the clothes.
Hold down for 2 seconds
S3 Default Rinse = Rinse Default Options
This menu changes the rinse option that is automatically selected when you first turn your machine on. You may wish to change the type of rinse selected for a number of reasons. If you have a problem with impurities in your water supply you may get a better wash if you change the rinse option to two deep rinses. If you want to conserve water you could change the rinse option to a single deep rinse or a shower rinse. Access the Adjust Settings Menu (refer above). Scroll to the DEFAULT RINSE screen. Select the rinse option you prefer. Spray & Deep = Spray rinse followed by 1 deep rinse. Single Deep = Short spin followed by 1 deep rinse. Double Deep = 2 deep rinses. Shower = Shower rinse. Shower rinse alternately showers the clothes with water and spins them to remove the sudsy water. It is not designed to be used with fabric softener as a shower rinse does not use a deep rinse so it cannot dispense fabric softener correctly.
Adjusting The Wash Settings
S4 Creasable Spin Speed
The Creasable fabric care option is designed with a slow spin speed. However, if you wish to have a faster spin speed you can program Creasables to have a medium spin speed. Access the Adjust Settings Menu (refer to page 23). Scroll to the CREASABLE SPIN SPEED screen. Press ADJUST to select the CREASABLE SPIN SPEED you want, then press HOME.
S5 Out of Balance Recovery
When your washer is spinning it can sense when the wash load is out of balance and will stop and retry spinning up to three times. If the machine still senses an unbalanced load there are two options the machine can take.
Automatic Recovery Action
load. It will fill with water and agitate to redistribute the load before trying to spin up again.
Machine Stops Action
and display a message to let you know to redistribute the load more evenly yourself. (Use this option if you wish to conserve water).
Your machine arrived, set to the “Machine Stops Action”. To set to Automatic Recovery: Access the Adjust Settings Menu (refer to page 23). Scroll to the OUT OF BALANCE RECOVERY screen. Select ON. Press HOME.
Your washer will try to automatically correct the out of balance
Your washer will stop, give a short burst of beeps every five seconds,
S6 End of Cycle Beeps
The beeps signalling the end of the cycle can be set to zero, five or fifteen. Access the Adjust Settings Menu (refer to page 23). Scroll to the END OF CYCLE BEEPS screen. Use the ADJUST button to highlight the number of beeps you want. Press HOME.
S7 Reset Defaults
If you are wanting to reset all settings back to those that are set when your machine leaves our factory, access the Adjust Settings Menu (refer to page 23) and scroll to RESET DEFAULTS screen. Press ADJUST and hold for 2 seconds, you will hear a long beep, then a message saying SETTINGS SAVED will appear. Then press HOME.
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