How to use your washing machine control panel

Control Panel

Guide to basics: How to set your wash

Your laundry machine has three main settings: agitation, length and temperature

Setting Agitation

For delicates you need less agitation. Sturdy items, cotton, synthetics and heavily soiled garments need the most

Setting length

Fast cycles are great for lightly soiled garments and emergencies when it comes to washing clothes.

Setting temperature

With Ariel detergent, you can wash at different temperature settings and get brilliant stain removal while saving energy. You can never set a higher temperature than the wash default, only lower.

How to load laundry machines

You should be able to fit a hand into your full drum, and nothing else. Don’t over load or your wash will be less effective.

Other washing machine settings

Your washing machine may have more cycles. Eco settings save energy, while hand washes protect your delicates.

Checking Care symbols

Remember to check your care symbols beforehand for the best results.

Final Tips for understanding your washing machine

For best results, unload within at least 2 hours after the cycle has finished