Defy SteamCure™ Front Loader - 8kg - Defy
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Selected Colour: Manhattan Grey

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In an effort to improve quality of life and reduce their environmental footprint, Defy products are designed with world-class eco-friendly and power-saving technologies.

Defy SteamCure™ Front Loader – 8kg

DAW 386

The NEW Defy SteamCure™ Washing Machine is the latest innovation in Defy’s front loaders. Defy’s SteamCure™ technology works to lift dirt for better cleaning and softens creases for easy ironing. SteamCure™ Technology assists in keeping clothes clean and sanitized while also being kind to your fabric.
This new introduction of steam at the beginning of the wash cycle ensures that the washing machine reaches the temperature needed to lift heavy dirt, grass stains, cigarette odour, pet hair and reduce common allergens causing impurities such as dust mites, pet dander, and pollen. Steam is then re-introduced at the end of the wash cycle to reduce creasing in your clothing for easier ironing.
Defy’s SteamCure™ Washing Machine is the most energy-efficient front loader range on the market with an A+++ Energy Rating. The steam warrants reduced water consumption and therefore less effort by the machine motor. In turn, less energy is used and this results in quicker cycles which ultimately, saves you time and saves the environment one load at a time. With the introduction of the 8kg, 10kg models, no matter how big or small your family is, there is a Defy SteamCure™ Front Loader Washing Machine just for you.

  • Applicable Models: DAW 386

A+ Energy Efficiency

Improved energy efficiency compared to A energy rating to save more on electricity costs and benefit the environment.

ProSmart Inverter Motor

Smarter and simpler components mean a more efficient motor with less vibration. Power is not wasted in friction, resulting in a quieter system with a longer lifespan. Defy's ProSmart Inverter Motor washing machines have a 10 year motor warranty.

AquaFusion Technology

In regular machines, nearly 25% of the detergent is lost through the drain before interacting with the laundry. The Defy AquaFusion Technology blocks the tub outlet to keep all the detergent inside the washing tub, giving you perfect cleaning results.

Woolmark™ Technology

With Woolmark™ approved wool programme, your washer has the precise water and drum control. Woolens are tumbled in water throughout the cycle. A high speed spinning programme then finalises the wash cycle leaving perfect results wash after wash.

Defy SteamCure™ Front Loader – 8kg


• A+++ energy efficiency
• SteamCure™ Technology
• 1200rpm Spin speed
• 15 Programmes
• AquaWave technology
• Woolmark apparel care certified
• Mini 14 Quick Wash function
• Fast+ function
• 48L Water consumption
• Manhattan Grey finish
• Express programme
• Anti-vibration technology
• Drum Clean with steam function
• Child lock
• Height adjustable feet
• Liquid detergent container

Model code DAW 386
Load Capacity 8kg
Electronic Control Yes
Automatic Water Control System Yes
AquaFusion Technology Yes
Max. Spin Speed 1200
ProSmart Inverter Motor No
Energy Efficiency A+++
Water Usage 48L
Noise Rating 60 dB
H x W x D 840 x 600 x 590 mm
Colour Manhattan Grey
Front Door Colour Manhattan Grey
Display LCD
Wash Programmes 15
Programme-1 Cottons
Programme-2 Cottons Eco
Programme-3 Synthetics
Programme-4 Mini 40
Programme-5 Mix
Programme-6 Wool / Handwash
Programme-7 Delicates
Programme-8 Spin+Drain
Programme-9 Rinse
Programme-10 Dark wash /Jeans
Programme-11 Outdoor / Sports
Programme-12 Lingerie
Programme-13 Hygiene + Steam
Programme-14 Down wear + Steam
Programme-15 Shirts + Steam
Auxiliary Functions 4
Auxiliary Functions-1 Prewash
Auxiliary Functions-2 Fast +
Auxiliary Functions-3 Extra Rinse
Auxiliary Functions-4 Drum Clean + Steam