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Hello, I have a F&P Smartdrive 5.5 Excellence washing machine. Am I able to reduce the amount of rinses it does? It appears to be performing 2 rinses and I would like to cut it down to one only as we are on tank water. Many thanks, Lynne Whitford 11 July 2010

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  • kysor682 Jul 12, 2010

    Thank you very much, Luisa for such a helpful and prompt reply. Does this adjustment process alter it permanently or do I have to do this process for each wash? Many thanks and kind regards, Lynne 12 July 2010

  • kysor682 Jul 13, 2010

    Many thanks, Luisa - I will do what you have suggested. Much appreciated.
    Best wishes, Lynne

  • kysor682 Jul 29, 2010

    Hi Luisa
    I finally got around to trying out your instructions but I am not managing to do it successfully. My machine does not have the OPTION ADJUSTMENT MODE - it does have a button called OPTIONS which allows one to select "water saver/soak/timer". Is this the button you mean? If it is then I am still not achieving the desired result. I would appreciate your help again when you have a moment.
    Many thanks and kind regards, Lynne (30 July 2010)

  • kysor682 Jul 30, 2010

    That's ok, Luisa - I will come back to you later with the info you need. It's a bit of a mission to pull the washing machine out to look at the back for a serial number etc. Talk to you soon.....
    Many thanks and regards, Lynne.

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Hi just read your posting.Now the 1st rinse cycle is always a spray rinse when the machine is set at the factory.If you follow these instructions then the 1st rinse will be a short spin only,with no water usage.1---Select the OPTION ADJUSTMENT MODE by pressing and holding the START/PAUSE button, then pressing the power button.Then release both after about 2 seconds. 2---Press either SPIN SPEED button to turn on the SLOW light,which is the spin only mode on the 1st rinse. 3---Once the SLOW button is lit push the POWER button to return the machine to normal mode again.Hope this helps and please reply back to let me know how you got on.We are on tank water too but thankfully we have a good bore.Looking forward to your reply and good luck.

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  • luisa_sgro Jul 13, 2010

    Hi Lynne just read your second posting.Once you have set this rinse option it will continue until you put it back to the factory settings.Thank you for replying back and the lovely words.If you need help in the future do not hesitate to reply.Bye for now and good luck.

  • luisa_sgro Jul 30, 2010

    Hi Lynne, just read your last posting.Sorry I gave you the incorrect information.I must have the wrong model.Ok, I need the model number which is located on a sticker at the top of the machine to the back left.Also has you machine got an LCD screen?Please reply with additional information and once again sorry for the confusion.Hopefully I will get it right next time.Looking forward to your reply.

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