WASHER CHILD SAFETY LOCK
August 1, 2018
Front-load washers start up differently than top-load washers. The sequence of operation is:
- Load clothes
- Load detergent and other laundry products that you may need.
- Press the Power button. (The first time the unit is plugged in, you may see a 15 second delay with the display coming on. The computer is checking the system - this is normal).
- Select the cycle. For example: Whites, Normal, Speed Wash.
- Press Start.
- For 15 seconds, the unit's computer checks the system and then locks the door.
- The basket turns 1/4-turn clockwise, then counter-clockwise and unlocks the door. This is called the Child Safety procedure.
- The system pauses for ~15 seconds with the door unlocked, to allow a child to get out. The system locks the door and does a dry spin to determine the weight of the clothes in the washer.
- If this is the front-load model with a bulk dispenser: The first time it is used a 2 minute delay happens while the system charges the pumps for SmartDispense™.
- Water is then added and the unit does a spin to better determine the weight of the clothes.
- System begins filling with water based on the weight of the clothes, and starts the wash process. This is about 60 seconds after Start was pressed (or 3 minutes for SmartDispense).