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5. Cycle Status Lights

5.  Cycle Status Lights

NOTE: Not all Cycle Status Lights are available on all models.

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 traditional washers.

Janus washer maytag cycle status lights.jpg   Appearance may vary

  • Sensing - When START is touched and held, the washer will first perform a self-test on the door lock mechanism and the sensing light will come on. You will hear a click, the drum will make a partial turn, and the door will click again as it unlocks briefly. The door will click one more time when it locks again. Once the door has locked the second time, the washer will begin spinning to sense the load size. This sensing process will continue throughout the cycle. You may also hear water flowing through the dispenser, adding detergent to the load. After the load size is sensed, the estimated time based on load size will be displayed. The actual cycle time may be lengthened; however, the display will continue to show the estimated time. The sensing light will blink once a second at various times during the cycle, such as when the washer is reducing extra suds.
  • Washing - During the wash cycle, this will display to let you know the cycle is in progress.
  • Add Garment - When “Add Garment” is lit, you may pause the washer, open the door, and add items. Touch and hold START to start the washer again.
  • Detergent Low - When detergent in the dispenser is running low, the display will show the detergent level (Low).
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