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Wash Status Indicator Lights

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Wash Status Indicator Lights 

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Also see symptom above for "Lights on or Flashing" listed above.

The Cycle Status lights show the progress of a cycle. At each stage of the process, you may notice sounds or pauses that are different from your previous washer.

SENSE FILL When the Start/Pause button is pressed, the washer will fill and begin sensing to determine load size and balance. Once sensing is complete, the washer will fill to the appropriate level for the detected load size and then begin the wash phase of the cycle.

NOTE: The sensing and wash phases will be paused by opening the unlocked lid. Close the lid to resume the cycle. If the lid is left open for more than 10 minutes, the washer will cancel the cycle and pump out the water. The lid will lock after the wash phase to begin the initial spinout and remain locked for the remainder of the cycle.

WASH The washer will fill to the correct water level based on the load size. Certain cycles may agitate during the fill process to boost cleaning. You will hear the agitator rotate, followed by a pause lasting several seconds. When the wash cycle begins, you will hear the agitator increase speed. The motor sounds may change at different stages in the wash cycle while the washer performs different wash actions.

RINSE Certain cycles use a spray rinse, which adds water to the tub while the basket spins. You may hear the motor turning on briefly (short hum) to move the basket while filling.

DRAIN/SPIN The washer spins the load at increasing speeds for proper water removal, based on the selected cycle.

DONE Once the cycle is complete, this light will come on. Remove the load promptly for best results.

LID LOCK The Lid Lock feature allows for higher spin speeds. When the Lid Lock light is on, the lid is locked and cannot be opened without pausing the cycle. When the light is off, the lid can be opened. To open the lid after it has been locked, press START/PAUSE. The lid will unlock once the washer movement has stopped. This may take several minutes if the load was spinning at high speed. Press START/PAUSE again to resume the cycle.


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