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Smart features

The LG F4J6JY1W has the following ease of use features:

1. Tactile features

  • The machine has a dial, power button, and start/pause button. All other functions are on the touchpad.
  • The dial for selecting programmes clicks into place.

2. Audio output

  • The touchscreen buttons make audible tones when pressed.
  • The machine will beep twice if you make an invalid selection.
  • It makes an audible ringtone when it's powered on and off.

3. Visual contrast

  • Each control had a dedicated LED. Programme names are lit by LEDs.
  • There is an LCD digital display.
  • The colour contrast is dark grey on white around the dial. The contrast on the digital display is poor (grey on black), but settings light up when selected.
  • 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.
  • It is started by pressing the start/pause button once.
  • The buttons on the touchpad are small and close together.
  • There are 14 programmes.

5. Verification

  • The digital display shows the time remaining and the programme stage.
  • The buttons make audible tones when pressed.
  • The dial clicks into place.
  • The programme settings and touchpad buttons all 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 easy to remove and clean. The compartments are a reasonable size and easy to wipe down.
  • The machine has NFC, which can diagnose problems when connected to an Android smartphone.

7. Smart features

  • The LG F4J6JY1W has NFC (works only with Android devices) which allows the user to download LG's Cycle Download app to access extra programmes.
  • This machine also has LG's Smart Diagnosis feature, which provides troubleshooting feedback and advice via the app.