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Washing machine help - Schulthess perfect 60

I'm unable to find a manual for the washing machine I have in my building.

What I know so far is:
- The left knob controls water temperature.
- The right knob is sort of a countdown timer. The washing cycle will start from the position you move it to.
  • Thing with the down arrow = just empty the water
  • Swirling thing = swirl the clothes around so they're less wet.
  • Oil thingy = just 3rd phase of washing with the detergent. This is where you put the nice smelly things
  • Thing with II in it = just 2nd step of washing cycle with washing powder
  • Thing with I and II = prewash + washing cycle for dirty clothes
  • Thing with I in it = idk why it's blacked out, probably not recommended to use. I'm using it from the II anyway.

What I would like to know:
1. What's with the 0 when pushed in, 1 when not pushed in thingy right above it? Shouldn't that be the other way around?

2. What do the buttons next to the orange indicator mean?
- I presume the rightmost one, if I push it in, will skip the drain cycle and leave the water inside the washing machine, for whatever reason.
- For some reason, the thing with 2 underlines is usually pressed in, idk why.

3. Assuming I only want half an hour wash instead of 1 hour, I can just move the right knob somewhere in between II and oil thingy? Any idea how I'm supposed to find out where the 33 minute mark is?



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Old 21.04.2018, 16:44
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Re: Washing machine help - Schulthess perfect 60

The buttons are similar to MIL's machine so I'll take my best guesses.
  • The blacked-out I is probably the pre-wash. Not sure if that means you shouldn't use it or if someone just spilled something over the symbol.
  • The I and II together would be for a large load or particularly soiled load, when you'd want to pre-wash
  • The II is for a regular load
  • The "oil" symbol actually represents the fabric softening cycle
  • The swirl symbol is the spin cycle
  • The bucket with the down arrow is the drain cycle

The buttons above the orange one:
  • The O when pushed in means it's not on.
  • The I is for when the button is out, and the washing machine is on.

In other words, set the wash cycle you want, pull out the button and the cycle should start. O and I are shortcut symbols for open and closed electric circuits, btw.

Buttons next to the orange one, from left to right:
  • Regular water level
  • More water, usually for a larger load
  • Timed setting - not sure how you'd use this with the other buttons though
  • Half load so half water
  • No drain (i.e. you want to soak the items for a while)

There are little circles between the II and the fabric softener. If you set to one of those, you'll get a shorter cycle. The closer to the fabric softener the shorter the cycle. If you want about 30 minutes, I think you'd opt for the one directly up from the timer button.

Edit to add - If you don't do large loads of laundry, push the far left button by the orange so you use less water. There's no need to waste extra water or time filling and draining the machine.

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The buttons are similar to MIL's machine so I'll take my best guesses.
  • The blacked-out I is probably the pre-wash. Not sure if that means you shouldn't use it or if someone just spilled something over the symbol.
  • The I and II together would be for a large load or particularly soiled load, when you'd want to pre-wash
  • The II is for a regular load
  • The "oil" symbol actually represents the fabric softening cycle
  • The swirl symbol is the spin cycle
  • The bucket with the down arrow is the drain cycle

The buttons above the orange one:
  • The O when pushed in means it's not on.
  • The I is for when the button is out, and the washing machine is on.

In other words, set the wash cycle you want, pull out the button and the cycle should start. O and I are shortcut symbols for open and closed electric circuits, btw.

Buttons next to the orange one, from left to right:
  • Regular water level
  • More water, usually for a larger load
  • Timed setting - not sure how you'd use this with the other buttons though
  • Half load so half water
  • No drain (i.e. you want to soak the items for a while)

There are little circles between the II and the fabric softener. If you set to one of those, you'll get a shorter cycle. The closer to the fabric softener the shorter the cycle. If you want about 30 minutes, I think you'd opt for the one directly up from the timer button.

Edit to add - If you don't do large loads of laundry, push the far left button by the orange so you use less water. There's no need to waste extra water or time filling and draining the machine.
I really appreciate your help.

I figured the 0/1 come from electronics, but usually 1 means it's on, but when the "No drain" button is not pressed in (in 1 state), it still does the drain cycle (thankfully).
So the 0/1 only applies to the orange power on/off?

And thanks for the tip with the far left, I rarely do large loads.
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I really appreciate your help.

I figured the 0/1 come from electronics, but usually 1 means it's on, but when the "No drain" button is not pressed in (in 1 state), it still does the drain cycle (thankfully).
So the 0/1 only applies to the orange power on/off?

And thanks for the tip with the far left, I rarely do large loads.
The 0/1 applies to the big round knob with all the symbols
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The 0/1 applies to the big round knob with all the symbols
Whaaaaat?

You mean that knob can be pushed in/pulled out? :|

I mean not that I would want to do that anyway.
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Whaaaaat?

You mean that knob can be pushed in/pulled out? :|

I mean not that I would want to do that anyway.
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I really appreciate your help.

I figured the 0/1 come from electronics, but usually 1 means it's on, but when the "No drain" button is not pressed in (in 1 state), it still does the drain cycle (thankfully).
So the 0/1 only applies to the orange power on/off?

And thanks for the tip with the far left, I rarely do large loads.
Yes, the O and I above the orange square are only related to the cycle being on or off (i.e. as Edwin says, the knob where you can choose what cycle you want). When it's in the on position (1), it's on/washing.

When the "no-drain" button (immediately left of orange) is pressed, it means the machine will not drain. You say that button is never pressed and the machine drains, so it's doing things correctly.

The large knob that you can turn from cycle to cycle should push in and pull out slightly. We're not talking pull so hard the knob comes off in your hands. When you push the knob in, the little orange light should go off. When you pull it out, the orange light goes on and the cycle begins.

On MIL's machine, when the cycle is done you must push that knob back in or the machine will not unlock the door.
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Re: Washing machine help - Schulthess perfect 60

The machine is being rented from Lavorent, did you try to contact them?

Probable contact details:
LAVORENT
7, rue des Pierres-du-Niton
CH-1211 Genève 6
Phone 022 707 07 70
Fax 022 707 07 74
info@lavorent.ch
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The machine is being rented from Lavorent, did you try to contact them?

Probable contact details:
LAVORENT
7, rue des Pierres-du-Niton
CH-1211 Genève 6
Phone 022 707 07 70
Fax 022 707 07 74
info@lavorent.ch
I contacted them once, they have premium phone line. Why is that even a thing for these kind of service providers?

They only speak French, so I didn't want to go through the hassle. I knew some kind fellow on EF would help me out
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Re: Washing machine help - Schulthess perfect 60

The wash bucket with one line underneath normaly means "Gentle".
Not sure what two lines mean: Super Gentle/Wool or high intensity/extra spin? Edit: one should look at the pictures.

Unfortunaltz Schulthess does not have the manual online. Maybe you can get a paper copy: https://www.schulthess.ch/en/meta/downloadcenter

I would assume one has to push the knob in, select where the cycle should start, then pull it out. You can also use it to stop the cycle in between.
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The wash bucket with one line underneath normaly means "Gentle".
Not sure what two lines mean: Super Gentle/Wool or high intensity/extra spin? Edit: one should look at the pictures.

Unfortunaltz Schulthess does not have the manual online. Maybe you can get a paper copy: https://www.schulthess.ch/en/meta/downloadcenter

I would assume one has to push the knob in, select where the cycle should start, then pull it out. You can also use it to stop the cycle in between.
Ah that makes sense.
Though the whole washing machine was an on/off switch on the wall + card controlled, so I won't be screwing around with it anyway.


With regards to the pictures, a quick google showed:
- One underline: Permanent Press
- Two underlines: Gentle wash
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  • Thing with I in it = idk why it's blacked out, probably not recommended to use. I'm using it from the II anyway.

2. What do the buttons next to the orange indicator mean?
- I presume the rightmost one, if I push it in, will skip the drain cycle and leave the water inside the washing machine, for whatever reason.
Starting at I does only make sense in the case you also press the no drain knob. This two together result in pre-soak. Not sure how to proceed from there, most likely reset the no drain button to intiate draining, then push in the turn knob once draining has stopped, then select II, fill in detergent in container II, and finally pull out the knob to start the normal washing cycle.

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3. Assuming I only want half an hour wash instead of 1 hour, I can just move the right knob somewhere in between II and oil thingy? Any idea how I'm supposed to find out where the 33 minute mark is?
I think that is not directly possible. But you might meassure the time needed for regular, perm press, and gentle respectively. But be aware that the spin RPM and time will also be reduced. This results in more remaining water and longer drying times. Nevertheless you could start another spin cycle with higher settings manually by turning the knob after the "oil bottle"/fabric softener.
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