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Cycles and Options - Front Load Washer

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Cycles and Options for Front Load Washers

Different models have different cycles and options. Always refer to the cycle guide in the owner's manual to identify which cycles and options are available on the specific model in question.

NOTE: Not all options can be used on all cycles and not all options can be used at the same time. This guide is for general reference only. Wash Times are approximate but may change according to load size, fabric type, adjustments to wash/rinse temperature, spin speed and soil level, options selected, water supply temperature, water quality, etc.

  1. Select Your Type Of Washer


    • Performing regular maintenance on your washing machine prevents mold and mildew around the rubber door gasket. Cleaning the dirt accumulated after multiple washing cycles keeps the washer smelling fresh. Running the TUB CLEAN cycle once per month will remove mildew, eliminate moisture, and prevent mold. Refer to LG Front Load Washer Maintenance for more information.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Spin Speed

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Soil Level

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Options

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Approximate Time

      • 60 minutes
    • Intended for wet clothes that just need to have the excess water spun out.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Spin Speed

      • Extra High
      • High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Options

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Approximate Time

      • 20 minutes
    • Intended for lightly soiled clothing and small loads. This is different from the quick cycle, which only cuts the wash time of the selected cycle by half.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Hot (122°F) / Cold
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm

      Spin Speed

      • Default: Extra High
      • High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Light
      • Normal
      • Heavy

      Options

      • Extra Rinse
      • ColdWash

      Approximate Time

      • 15 minutes
    • On some models this is found in the options, while on others this is found on the cycle dial.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Cold (77°F) / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Light

      Options

      • Extra Rinse
      • Water Plus

      Approximate Time

      • 20 minutes
    • Sometimes called "Hand Wash", this cycle is used for any items labeled as "hand washable". It can also be used for wool clothing that is labeled "machine washable".

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Tap Cold / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: Low
      • Medium
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Light

      Options

      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • ColdWash

      Approximate Time

      • 34 minutes
    • For dress shirts, blouses, nylons, and sheer or lacy garments.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Tap Cold / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • ColdWash

      Approximate Time

      • 42 minutes
    • Used to wash small loads of cotton, linen, towels, shirts, sheets, jeans, and even mixed loads.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Hot (122°F) / Warm
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Tap Cold / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin

      Approximate Time

      • 50 minutes
    • Used for towels and cotton garments.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Hot (122°F) / Cold
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: Medium
      • Extra High
      • High
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Stain Cycle
      • Wash/Rinse Optimizer
      • ColdWash

      Approximate Time

      • 73 minutes
    • Used for cotton, linen, towels, shirts, and sheets.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Hot (122°F) / Cold
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Tap Cold / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Stain Cycle
      • Steam
      • Wash/Rinse Optimizer

      Approximate Time

      • 58 minutes
    • Used for cotton, linen, towels, shirts, sheets, jeans, and mixed loads.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Hot (122°F) / Cold
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Tap Cold / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Stain Cycle
      • Steam
      • Wash/Rinse Optimizer
      • ColdWash

      Approximate Time

      • 58 minutes
    • Used for mixed fabrics loads, work clothes, jeans, and shirts.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Hot (122°F) / Cold
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Tap Cold / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Stain Cycle
      • Steam
      • Wash/Rinse Optimizer

      Approximate Time

      • 57 minutes
    • Used for dress clothing, poly/cotton blends, wrinkle free clothing, and table cloths.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Tap Cold / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: Low
      • Medium
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Steam
      • Wash/Rinse Optimizer
      • ColdWash

      Approximate Time

      • 34 minutes
    • Used for small loads of cotton, linen, towels, shirts, sheets, jeans, and mixed loads.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Cold (77°F) / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • No Spin
      • Low

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Light

      Options

      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin

      Approximate Time

      • 63 minutes
    • Used for lightly soiled baby wear.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Extra Hot (158°F) / Cold
      • Hot (122°F) / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Steam

      Approximate Time

      • 120 minutes
    • Used for white fabrics.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Hot (122°F) / Cold
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm(104°F / Warm

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Stain Cycle

      Approximate Time

      • 75 minutes
    • Used for heavily soiled items, undergarments, work clothes, cloth diapers, etc.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Extra Hot (158°F) / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: Extra High
      • High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Stain Cycle
      • Steam
      • Wash/Rinse Optimizer

      Approximate Time

      • 105 minutes
    • Used for large items such as blankets and comforters.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Hot (122°F) / Cold
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: Low
      • Medium
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Steam
      • Wash/Rinse Optimizer
      • ColdWash

      Approximate Time

      • 105 minutes
    • Used for heavily soiled cotton fabrics.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Hot (122°F) / Cold
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: Extra High
      • High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Heavy
      • Normal
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Steam
      • Wash/Rinse Optimizer
      • ColdWash

      Approximate Time

      • 100 minutes
    • Used to lightly freshen clothing that might be wrinkled or slightly worn but do not merit a full wash.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Spin Speed

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Soil Level

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Options

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Approximate Time

      • 20 minutes
    • Designed to remove common household allergens (dust mites, pet dander) by more than 95%. It is ideal for cottons, underwear, pillow covers, bed sheets, and baby wear. It is NOT recommended for wool, silk, leather, or any other delicate or temperature sensitive items.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Options

      • Steam
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus

      Approximate Time

      • 113 minutes
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    • Will add a short wash, rinse, and spin to the cycle. It adds 16 minutes to the total cycle time. Beneficial for heavily soiled loads.

      On rear control panel models, only powder detergent should be used in the main wash compartment when using prewash. On front control panel models without a liquid cup insert, only use powder detergent in the main wash compartment when using prewash. If the front control panel model has a liquid cup insert, then liquid can be used. The reason for this is that without a liquid cup insert, the detergent will enter the drum during the prewash and no detergent will remain in the dispenser during the main wash. This will reduce washing performance.

    • Will reduce the selected cycle time by approximately 50%. This is beneficial for lightly soiled items.

      This is different from the Speed Wash Cycle, which is a cycle not an option. The Quick Cycle Option is limited to the settings of the cycle selected while the Speed Wash Cycle has its own settings and allowable adjustments.

    • Will extend the wash time of the cycle for enhanced wash performance.

      The Stain Cycle Option only extends the time during the wash portion of the cycle. There is no specific time for the option as it depends on load size and cycle selected.

      NOTE: This will not remove stains that have set in or have not been pretreated.

    • Use this option for heavily soiled loads that need improved stain treatment. Progressively increases temperature to remove multiple stains in one cycle.

      When Stain Care is selected, the water temperature for the selected cycle will begin as warm water to help prevent the setting of certain types of stains. Then as the cycle progresses, the water will be heated to higher temperatures to help remove stains that require treatment at higher temperatures. This option is designed for optimum stain removal.

      NOTE: If Stain Care is selected with the Sanitary cycle, the cycle will begin with very hot water since that is the default and it cannot be changed.

    • Senses when the drum is spinning in an unbalanced rotation and attempts to correct the unbalance.

      SpinSense detects an unbalance sooner than the normal operational detection. The benefit is that the load has a better chance of being rebalanced successfully. SpinSense may also reduce the maximum spin speed selected to help prevent vibrations. This is determined by algorithmic measurements programmed in to the main board of the unit. Useful on large, heavy loads and loads containing large, bulky items such as sheets, blankets, pillows, etc.

    • Adds an additional rinse to the cycle to help ensure the removal of detergent and bleach residue from garments

      There is no specific time for the option as it depends on the load size and cycle selected.

      NOTE: You are unable to select Extra Rinse and Water Plus at the same time.

    • Utilizes the unit’s ability to determine the load size to recommend how much detergent, bleach and softener should be used.

      When activated the Load Size symbol on the display will recommend the detergent amount. This helps to prevent residue caused by using too much detergent.

    • Adds water to the cycle to enhance wash performance on large, bulky items.

      Water Plus has two preset water level increases depending on the cycle.

      • For Sanitary, Cotton/Normal, Baby Wear and Speed Wash: approximately 3 liters.
      • For Bulky/Large, Permanent Press, Delicates and Hand Wash/Wool: approximately 2.8 liters.

      NOTE: Water Plus and Extra Rinse cannot be selected at the same time.

    • A special sensor determines the amount of detergent and water hardness and automatically makes adjustments to the wash/rinse processes

      • When there is too much detergent it will add rinse cycles.
      • When too little detergent is used (hard water conditions) it will extend the wash cycle time.
    • Reduces warm water consumption to a minimum for energy savings.

      Uses a minimal amount of warm water to ensure detergent activation at the lowest possible temperature. To increase wash performance, the unit utilizes 6Motion wash technology. The result is cold water savings with warm water performance.

      NOTE: You are unable to select Coldwash and Steam at the same time.

    • Use this function when you are unable to unload the clothes soon after the wash cycle ends. Provides periodic tumbling for up to 8 hours.

      Press the Start/Pause or On/Off button at any time to unload the laundry.

    • Injects steam during the wash portion of the cycle, providing superior cleaning performance while reducing energy and water consumption.

      Certain fabrics (wool, silk, and other delicate or temperature sensitive garments) should not be placed in a steam cycle.

      NOTE: You are unable to select Steam and ColdWash at the same time.

    • This will perform a drain and spin. This is beneficial when it is desired to spin additional water out of the clothes. This is not on all cycles.

      If the unit does not have this as a feature, it is possible to perform a spin only and a drain only. Power the unit on, locate the spin speed button and select the desired speed, then press start. The unit will drain as part of the spin cycle. If you wish only to drain, without spinning, set the spin speed to No Spin.

    • Disables the control panel during operation so the settings can not be adjusted during the cycle. This will not prevent the unit from being powered on or off. When powered off, the child lock will not lock the door or control panel.

      On some models "CL" will flash on the display to indicate this is active. The display will alternately flash "CL" and the remaining cycle time. On most models this feature is activated by starting the cycle and then pressing and holding the button for 3 seconds.

    • This function will delay the start of the wash cycle. The delay wash time varies by model - some models can be set for up to 12 hour delay wash, while other models can be set up to 19 hour delay wash.

      Each press of the delay wash button increases the delay time by one hour.

    • Allows an adjustment to a cycle to be saved and recalled for future use.

      After making the adjustments, press and hold the Custom Program button for three seconds and the adjustments will be saved. The next time the adjusted cycle is desired, simply press the Custom Program button to recall it. The settings stored will display.

    • Allows the beeper volume to be adjusted or turned on/off. On some models, it will only turn the beeper on or off and does not adjust the volume.

      NOTE: This feature is not available on all models.

    • Some models have an interior drum light that automatically turns on when the door is opened and off when the door is closed. This option allows the light to be turned on during the cycle.

      When activated the drum light will illuminate for four minutes and then turn off automatically.

    • This will run a Tub Clean Cycle.

      This is not added to a cycle, but used by itself. Tub Clean will dispense bleach and run a full hot wash cycle. No clothing or detergent should be added. Use bleach in the bleach compartment, not directly in the drum. May use a front load cleaner in place of bleach, but do not use both at the same time.

    • This will run a Tub Clean Cycle.

      This is feature is located on the Cycle Dial. Tub Clean+ not only runs a tub clean cycle, but it also adds steam during the cycle to help clean the inside of the unit. After the cleaning cycle, the unit them performs a tub dry. This is done by combining the heater and fast spinning drum to dry out the gasket and the inside of the drum. Units with this feature also have an additional vent to allow humidity and moisture to vent out effectively.

    • This will perform a rinse and spin separately from a regular cycle.

      To activate, simply power on the unit, press the rinse and spin button, then press start. This will not add an extra rinse to a cycle.

    • Performing regular maintenance on your washing machine prevents mold and mildew around the rubber door gasket. Cleaning the dirt accumulated after multiple washing cycles keeps the washer smelling fresh. Running the TUB CLEAN cycle once per month will remove mildew, eliminate moisture, and prevent mold. Refer to LG Front Load Washer Maintenance for more information.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Spin Speed

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Soil Level

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Options

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Approximate Time

      • 60 minutes
    • Intended for wet clothes that just need to have the excess water spun out.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Spin Speed

      • Extra High
      • High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Options

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Approximate Time

      • 20 minutes
    • Intended for lightly soiled clothing and small loads. This is different from the quick cycle, which only cuts the wash time of the selected cycle by half.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Hot (122°F) / Cold
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm

      Spin Speed

      • Default: Extra High
      • High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Light
      • Normal
      • Heavy

      Options

      • Extra Rinse
      • ColdWash

      Approximate Time

      • 15 minutes
    • On some models this is found in the options, while on others this is found on the cycle dial.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Cold (77°F) / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Light

      Options

      • Extra Rinse
      • Water Plus

      Approximate Time

      • 20 minutes
    • Sometimes called "Hand Wash", this cycle is used for any items labeled as "hand washable". It can also be used for wool clothing that is labeled "machine washable".

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Tap Cold / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: Low
      • Medium
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Light

      Options

      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • ColdWash

      Approximate Time

      • 34 minutes
    • For dress shirts, blouses, nylons, and sheer or lacy garments.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Tap Cold / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • ColdWash

      Approximate Time

      • 42 minutes
    • Used to wash small loads of cotton, linen, towels, shirts, sheets, jeans, and even mixed loads.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Hot (122°F) / Warm
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Tap Cold / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin

      Approximate Time

      • 50 minutes
    • Used for towels and cotton garments.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Hot (122°F) / Cold
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: Medium
      • Extra High
      • High
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Stain Cycle
      • Wash/Rinse Optimizer
      • ColdWash

      Approximate Time

      • 73 minutes
    • Used for cotton, linen, towels, shirts, and sheets.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Hot (122°F) / Cold
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Tap Cold / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Stain Cycle
      • Steam
      • Wash/Rinse Optimizer

      Approximate Time

      • 58 minutes
    • Used for cotton, linen, towels, shirts, sheets, jeans, and mixed loads.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Hot (122°F) / Cold
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Tap Cold / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Stain Cycle
      • Steam
      • Wash/Rinse Optimizer
      • ColdWash

      Approximate Time

      • 58 minutes
    • Used for mixed fabrics loads, work clothes, jeans, and shirts.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Hot (122°F) / Cold
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Tap Cold / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Stain Cycle
      • Steam
      • Wash/Rinse Optimizer

      Approximate Time

      • 57 minutes
    • Used for dress clothing, poly/cotton blends, wrinkle free clothing, and table cloths.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Tap Cold / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: Low
      • Medium
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Steam
      • Wash/Rinse Optimizer
      • ColdWash

      Approximate Time

      • 34 minutes
    • Used for small loads of cotton, linen, towels, shirts, sheets, jeans, and mixed loads.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Cold (77°F) / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • No Spin
      • Low

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Light

      Options

      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin

      Approximate Time

      • 63 minutes
    • Used for lightly soiled baby wear.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Extra Hot (158°F) / Cold
      • Hot (122°F) / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Steam

      Approximate Time

      • 120 minutes
    • Used for white fabrics.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Hot (122°F) / Cold
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm(104°F / Warm

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Stain Cycle

      Approximate Time

      • 75 minutes
    • Used for heavily soiled items, undergarments, work clothes, cloth diapers, etc.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Extra Hot (158°F) / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: Extra High
      • High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Stain Cycle
      • Steam
      • Wash/Rinse Optimizer

      Approximate Time

      • 105 minutes
    • Used for large items such as blankets and comforters.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Hot (122°F) / Cold
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: Low
      • Medium
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Normal
      • Heavy
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Steam
      • Wash/Rinse Optimizer
      • ColdWash

      Approximate Time

      • 105 minutes
    • Used for heavily soiled cotton fabrics.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Default: Warm (104°F) / Cold
      • Warm (104°F) / Warm
      • Hot (122°F) / Cold
      • Cold (77°F) / Cold

      Spin Speed

      • Default: Extra High
      • High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Default: Heavy
      • Normal
      • Light

      Options

      • Prewash
      • Quick Cycle
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus
      • Steam
      • Wash/Rinse Optimizer
      • ColdWash

      Approximate Time

      • 100 minutes
    • Used to lightly freshen clothing that might be wrinkled or slightly worn but do not merit a full wash.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Spin Speed

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Soil Level

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Options

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Approximate Time

      • 20 minutes
    • Designed to remove common household allergens (dust mites, pet dander) by more than 95%. It is ideal for cottons, underwear, pillow covers, bed sheets, and baby wear. It is NOT recommended for wool, silk, leather, or any other delicate or temperature sensitive items.

      Wash / Rinse Temps

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Spin Speed

      • Default: High
      • Extra High
      • Medium
      • Low
      • No Spin

      Soil Level

      • Not applicable to this cycle

      Options

      • Steam
      • Extra Rinse
      • Rinse+Spin
      • Water Plus

      Approximate Time

      • 113 minutes
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    • Will add a short wash, rinse, and spin to the cycle. It adds 16 minutes to the total cycle time. Beneficial for heavily soiled loads.

      On rear control panel models, only powder detergent should be used in the main wash compartment when using prewash. On front control panel models without a liquid cup insert, only use powder detergent in the main wash compartment when using prewash. If the front control panel model has a liquid cup insert, then liquid can be used. The reason for this is that without a liquid cup insert, the detergent will enter the drum during the prewash and no detergent will remain in the dispenser during the main wash. This will reduce washing performance.

    • Will reduce the selected cycle time by approximately 50%. This is beneficial for lightly soiled items.

      This is different from the Speed Wash Cycle, which is a cycle not an option. The Quick Cycle Option is limited to the settings of the cycle selected while the Speed Wash Cycle has its own settings and allowable adjustments.

    • Will extend the wash time of the cycle for enhanced wash performance.

      The Stain Cycle Option only extends the time during the wash portion of the cycle. There is no specific time for the option as it depends on load size and cycle selected.

      NOTE: This will not remove stains that have set in or have not been pretreated.

    • Use this option for heavily soiled loads that need improved stain treatment. Progressively increases temperature to remove multiple stains in one cycle.

      When Stain Care is selected, the water temperature for the selected cycle will begin as warm water to help prevent the setting of certain types of stains. Then as the cycle progresses, the water will be heated to higher temperatures to help remove stains that require treatment at higher temperatures. This option is designed for optimum stain removal.

      NOTE: If Stain Care is selected with the Sanitary cycle, the cycle will begin with very hot water since that is the default and it cannot be changed.

    • Senses when the drum is spinning in an unbalanced rotation and attempts to correct the unbalance.

      SpinSense detects an unbalance sooner than the normal operational detection. The benefit is that the load has a better chance of being rebalanced successfully. SpinSense may also reduce the maximum spin speed selected to help prevent vibrations. This is determined by algorithmic measurements programmed in to the main board of the unit. Useful on large, heavy loads and loads containing large, bulky items such as sheets, blankets, pillows, etc.

    • Adds an additional rinse to the cycle to help ensure the removal of detergent and bleach residue from garments

      There is no specific time for the option as it depends on the load size and cycle selected.

      NOTE: You are unable to select Extra Rinse and Water Plus at the same time.

    • Utilizes the unit’s ability to determine the load size to recommend how much detergent, bleach and softener should be used.

      When activated the Load Size symbol on the display will recommend the detergent amount. This helps to prevent residue caused by using too much detergent.

    • Adds water to the cycle to enhance wash performance on large, bulky items.

      Water Plus has two preset water level increases depending on the cycle.

      • For Sanitary, Cotton/Normal, Baby Wear and Speed Wash: approximately 3 liters.
      • For Bulky/Large, Permanent Press, Delicates and Hand Wash/Wool: approximately 2.8 liters.

      NOTE: Water Plus and Extra Rinse cannot be selected at the same time.

    • A special sensor determines the amount of detergent and water hardness and automatically makes adjustments to the wash/rinse processes

      • When there is too much detergent it will add rinse cycles.
      • When too little detergent is used (hard water conditions) it will extend the wash cycle time.
    • Reduces warm water consumption to a minimum for energy savings.

      Uses a minimal amount of warm water to ensure detergent activation at the lowest possible temperature. To increase wash performance, the unit utilizes 6Motion wash technology. The result is cold water savings with warm water performance.

      NOTE: You are unable to select Coldwash and Steam at the same time.

    • Use this function when you are unable to unload the clothes soon after the wash cycle ends. Provides periodic tumbling for up to 8 hours.

      Press the Start/Pause or On/Off button at any time to unload the laundry.

    • Injects steam during the wash portion of the cycle, providing superior cleaning performance while reducing energy and water consumption.

      Certain fabrics (wool, silk, and other delicate or temperature sensitive garments) should not be placed in a steam cycle.

      NOTE: You are unable to select Steam and ColdWash at the same time.

    • This will perform a drain and spin. This is beneficial when it is desired to spin additional water out of the clothes. This is not on all cycles.

      If the unit does not have this as a feature, it is possible to perform a spin only and a drain only. Power the unit on, locate the spin speed button and select the desired speed, then press start. The unit will drain as part of the spin cycle. If you wish only to drain, without spinning, set the spin speed to No Spin.

    • Disables the control panel during operation so the settings can not be adjusted during the cycle. This will not prevent the unit from being powered on or off. When powered off, the child lock will not lock the door or control panel.

      On some models "CL" will flash on the display to indicate this is active. The display will alternately flash "CL" and the remaining cycle time. On most models this feature is activated by starting the cycle and then pressing and holding the button for 3 seconds.

    • This function will delay the start of the wash cycle. The delay wash time varies by model - some models can be set for up to 12 hour delay wash, while other models can be set up to 19 hour delay wash.

      Each press of the delay wash button increases the delay time by one hour.

    • Allows an adjustment to a cycle to be saved and recalled for future use.

      After making the adjustments, press and hold the Custom Program button for three seconds and the adjustments will be saved. The next time the adjusted cycle is desired, simply press the Custom Program button to recall it. The settings stored will display.

    • Allows the beeper volume to be adjusted or turned on/off. On some models, it will only turn the beeper on or off and does not adjust the volume.

      NOTE: This feature is not available on all models.

    • Some models have an interior drum light that automatically turns on when the door is opened and off when the door is closed. This option allows the light to be turned on during the cycle.

      When activated the drum light will illuminate for four minutes and then turn off automatically.

    • This will run a Tub Clean Cycle.

      This is not added to a cycle, but used by itself. Tub Clean will dispense bleach and run a full hot wash cycle. No clothing or detergent should be added. Use bleach in the bleach compartment, not directly in the drum. May use a front load cleaner in place of bleach, but do not use both at the same time.

    • This will run a Tub Clean Cycle.

      This is feature is located on the Cycle Dial. Tub Clean+ not only runs a tub clean cycle, but it also adds steam during the cycle to help clean the inside of the unit. After the cleaning cycle, the unit them performs a tub dry. This is done by combining the heater and fast spinning drum to dry out the gasket and the inside of the drum. Units with this feature also have an additional vent to allow humidity and moisture to vent out effectively.

    • This will perform a rinse and spin separately from a regular cycle.

      To activate, simply power on the unit, press the rinse and spin button, then press start. This will not add an extra rinse to a cycle.

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