John Lewis JLWM1428

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Smart features

The John Lewis JLWM1428 has the following ease of use features:

1. Tactile features

  • This machine has a dial and a tactile power button. All other functions are touch control.
  • The dial to select programmes clicks into place and has a raised pointer that lines up with the programme selected.
  • The detergent tray has raised markings to indicate compartments.

2. Audio output

  • The controls have an audible tone but it is not very loud.
  • The JLWM1428 will beep once if you make an invalid selection.
  • The machine emits an audible tone when it's powered on and off.

3. Visual contrast

  • The programme settings have corresponding LED lights above them.
  • The dial has a black pointer that lines up with the programme selected.
  • There is an LCD digital display.
  • The colour contrast is grey on white around the dial, white on dark grey on the touchpad, and white on black on the digital display.
  • The font size around the dial and on the touchpad is small.

4. Simplicity

  • The machine is turned on by pressing the power button. The programme is set by turning the dial. All other settings are accessed using the touchpad.
  • The JLWM1428 is started by pressing the start/pause button once.
  • The buttons on the touchpad are large and well spaced.
  • This machine has 14 programmes.

5. Verification

  • The digital display shows the time remaining.
  • The buttons make audible tones when pressed.
  • The dial clicks into place and the pointer lines up with the programme selected.
  • The touchpad buttons have corresponding LED lights.
  • You can pause the cycle using the start/pause button.

6. Maintenance

  • There are no auto-cleaning programmes or settings.
  • The detergent tray is not easy to remove and the compartments are small, making them difficult to wipe down.

7. Smart features

  • The John Lewis JLWM1428 does not have any smart features.