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Adding Wash Options

Your front load washer offers an array of wash options specific to your needs. With a little help, you can make every wash remarkably effective and efficient–read on!

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You can add the extraordinary power of steam to a number of cycles. Enjoy the benefits of a super-hot wash, for extra cleaning performance. Simply use the STEAM button to add steam to the cycle.

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*Available on select models

The Highlights:

  • Adds steam to the cycle for extra cleaning power.
  • It cannot be used with all cycles.
  • The following cycles support the steam feature: Tub Clean, Allergiene™, Sanitary, BrightWhites™, Bulky/Large, Cotton/Normal and Heavy Duty.


Maybe you added too much detergent with a small load or the load is too heavily soiled. If that's the case, and you want to avoid having any residue on your clothing, this option will add an extra rinse to the selected cycle to make sure there's no trace of detergent or bleach on your clothes or in your washer.

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ColdWash™ technology can save you up to 82% on your utility bills, while providing a highly effective wash! It uses less warm water, along with innovative wash motions, to deliver warm-water performance and cold-water savings.



Our unique 6 Motion™ Wash Technology is what makes ColdWash™ so effective. Using six powerful but gentle wash techniques, you can customize your wash for different types of fabrics, and get a great clean without the harsh treatment that causes damage to clothes.

With 6 Motion™, you can wash in cold with confidence.

The Highlights:

  • Saves you more energy per load.
  • Uses less warm water–just enough to activate the detergent.
  • Uses innovative 6 Motion™ Technology–to clean your clothes in cold water with warm-water performance.
  • For high wash efficiency, use it with loads under 8 pounds.

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Need to put the baby to sleep? Or maybe it's you who needs some rest. It's fine either way. With the DELAY WASH button, you can delay the start of the wash cycle for up to 19 hours. Each press of the button increases the delay time by one hour.


With busy lives, it can be difficult sometimes to finish what we've started. So, if you know you won't be able to unload your clothes right after the cycle ends, using this option might be a good idea. It provides periodic tumbling (up to 8 hours) to help prevent wrinkles and reduce the need for ironing. And, when you're ready to unload, all you have to do is press the START/PAUSE button.

The Highlights:

  • Use it when you're not able to unload your clothes soon after the wash cycle ends.
  • Provides periodic tumbling for up to 8 hours to help prevent wrinkles.


Kids can be a little unpredictable–and you don't want unpredictable things happening to your laundry. Press and hold the PREWASH button for 3 seconds to activate the child lock. The child lock indicator will be shown in the display to indicate that all buttons are disabled–with the exception of the ON/OFF button. It lasts after the end of the cycle, so press and hold the PREWASH button for 3 seconds again to deactivate the function.

The Highlights:

  • Prevents unwanted use of the washer and keeps cycle settings from being changed while the washer is operating.
  • To enable CHILD LOCK press and hold the PREWASH button for 3 seconds during the wash cycle. When the CHILD LOCK is enabled, a CL message and the remaining wash time are displayed, in turn, on the display panel of the washing machine.
  • To disable CHILD LOCK (when the CHILD LOCK is activated) press and hold the PREWASH button for 3 seconds during the wash cycle. Please note, CHILD LOCK lasts after the end of the cycle. If you want to deactivate this function, press and hold the PREWASH button for 3 seconds.

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