Add or Take Out Laundry After the Wash Cycle Has Started.

Last modified : May 15. 2019

You can add or take out laundry items even after the wash cycle has started. For Samsung washing machines that have the AddWash function, when the AddWash indicator turns on, you can stop the machine and put additional laundry or softener into the drum. You can also take items out.

Please note: If you have activated Child Lock, you must deactivate it first.

1 Press and hold the Start/Pause button to stop operation.
2 Press the upper area of the Add Door until you here a clicking sound to unlock. Pull the handle of the Add Door to open.
Samsung Washer Add Door
3 Open the Add Door and insert additional laundry, softener or to take items out.
Samsung Washer Add Door
4 Push to lock the Add Door until you hear a clicking sound.

Caution: Do not use excessive force on the Add Door as it may break.

5 Press and hold the Start/Pause button to resume operation.


If you have a Samsung washing machine without the AddWash function, press and hold the Start/Pause button until the operation stops. After 3 minutes you will hear a click and the door to the washing machine will unlock. Open the door and take out or add laundry.

If you require more information, please consult the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page. Otherwise, please get in touch with our Samsung Care Australia experts on 1300 362 603 (Toll Free in Australia) or contact our Live Chat Australia team.

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