Life Abroad

How to Use Appliances

Life in Japan may come with more buttons than you're used to in your home country. Everything seems to have its own set of confusing buttons and some of them even play songs. It can be very confusing, especially if you've come from a very analog country like the United States.

Select an appliance or device from the left or scroll down to see the whole list of common household appliances in Japan and learn how to use them.

Water Boiler Rice Cooker Shower / Bath Bathroom Fan Interphone Stove / Cooktop Washing Machine Washlet Toilet
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How to Use Appliances in Japan


Water Boiler

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No. Japanese romaji Function
1. 沸とうセーブ
沸かす
futtou Seebu
wakasu
Warm Setting
Boil
2. 給湯 kyuutou Pour
3. ロック解除
ゆっくり給湯
rokku kaijo
yukkuri kyuutou
Unlock
Slow Boiling
4. 保温設定 ho-on settei Temperature Settings
5. まほうびん mahoubin Thermos setting
6. 省エネ
タイマー
shouene
taimaa
Energy Saver Mode
Timer

Fill water to the fill line. When plugged in, the pot will automatically begin to boil. When the water is ready, a song will play.

Dispensing water from the pot:

  1. Press the lock button, ③ロック解除 (かいじょ). This will send power to the pour button and allow water to come out.
  2. To pour, press the Pour button, ②給湯 (きゅうとう).
  3. If the lock is open for 10 seconds with no activity, the mechanism will re-lock itself.

To boil manually:

To reboil water that is set at a temperature lower than you would like, press the Boil button, ①沸かす. A song will play when the water is ready.


Temperature Settings:

To change your desired temperature settings, press the Temperature Settings button, ④の保温設定. Setting the temperature means that after boiling, the song will not play until the temperature of the boiled water has dropped to your desired temperature.


You can press this button to cycle through the following temperatures:

  • 98 degrees: ideal for coffee, black or herbal tea, cup noodles, etc.
  • 80 degrees: ideal for green tea, etc.
  • 70 degrees: ideal for warming breast milk or formula まほうびん: ideal for thermoses or other portable bottles or cups made for keeping things hot.


Non-boiling Warm Setting, ①ふっとうセーブコース:

When the indicator light is on, this means that the pot will bring your water up to the selected Temperature Setting without boiling first. This saves time getting your water to the temperature you want. You can press the わかす button to change between the non-boiling setting and the re-boil sequence.



Energy Saver Mode/ Timer, ⑥省エネモード/節約タイマー


Energy Saver Mode:

When you don’t use your water pot for 2 hours, the pot will reduce the water temperature to 70 degrees to save electricity. You can press the Energy Saver button, ⑥省エネモード to turn this feature on and off.


Timer:

You can set your water pot to boil the water inside anywhere from 4-12 hours from the time you set it. Press the Energy Saver Mode/ Timer button, ⑥省エネモード/節約タイマー to cycle through the times.




Rice Cooker

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No. Japanese romaji Function
1.
ji
fun
Hours
Minutes
2. kiru Off
3. 予約 yoyaku Timer
4. 保温
再加熱
ho-on
saikanetsu
Keep Warm
Reheat
5. 炊飯スタート suihan start Cook
6. メニュー menyuu Menu (select)
window 白米 shirogome White rice
window 発芽玄米 hatsuga genmai Brown rice
window 炊込み takikomi Mixed rice
window 無洗米 musenmai Pre-washed rice
window 早炊き hayataki Quick cook
window おかゆ okayu Rice porridge
window パン発酵 pan hakkou Cook bread
window 焼き yaki Cook
window 温泉卵 onsen tamago Boiled eggs
window 豆腐 toufu Tofu

How to Use a Rice Cooker

Making rice:

  1. Measure out the number of cups of rice you want to make (using the scoop that came with your rice cooker) and put the rice in the bowl of the rice cooker.
  2. Using cool water, rinse and lightly agitate the rice. Drain the white water. Add more clean water and agitate and drain again. Repeat until the water runs almost clear.
  3. Drain all water out of the rice, then add clean water to the appropriate fill line. (if you put 1 scoop of rice in the bowl, fill water up to the “1” line under the 白米 marks on the inside of the bowl.)
  4. Put the bowl back in the rice cooker and close the lid.
  5. Press the ⑤ 炊飯スタート button to begin the cook cycle.
  6. When the rice is finished cooking, a song will play.
  7. Fluff rice with rice scoop and serve as desired.

Making Rice Porridge:

  1. Measure out the number of cups of rice you want to make (using the scoop that came with your rice cooker) and put the rice in the bowl of the rice cooker.
  2. Using cool water, rinse and lightly agitate the rice. Drain the white water. Add more clean water and agitate and drain again. Repeat until the water runs almost clear.
  3. Drain all water out of the rice, then add clean water to the appropriate fill line. (if you put 1 scoop of rice in the bowl, fill water up to the “1” line under the おかゆ marks on the inside of the bowl.)
  4. Put the bowl back in the rice cooker and close the lid.
  5. Press the ⑥メニュー button until the indicator is pointing at おかゆ.
  6. Press the ⑤ 炊飯スタート button to begin the cook cycle.
  7. When the porridge is finished, you can stir in salt or any other seasonings you’d like. You can even stir in a beaten egg for protein. The porridge will be hot enough to cook the egg.


Setting the Timer:

If you want to set your rice cooker to have your rice ready by a certain time, you can set it accordingly.


  1. Follow Steps 1-4 in the Making Rice section above.
  2. Press the ③予約 button.
  3. Set the time you would like the rice to be finished cooking by pressing the ①時 and 分 buttons until you reach the desired time. If your rice cooker has up and down arrows instead of ① 時 and 分, press the up and down arrows until you reach the desired time.
  4. Press the ⑤炊飯スタート button. Your rice cooker will begin the cook cycle when it needs to in order to be finished by the time you set.


Other Cook Settings:

Your rice cooker will have a range of alternative cook settings around the display window. The default is 白米 (white rice). To cycle through the different cook settings, press the ⑥メニュー button until the indicator is pointing at the setting you want. Once the setting is selected, simply put the ingredients into the bowl and press the ⑤炊飯スタート button. You can find many recipes online for these cook settings.



Notes:

Your rice cooker will not shut itself off. When you are finished using it, press the ②切 button to turn your rice cooker off.
If you wish to use any other kind of rice besides white rice, the amount of water needed will vary. Check the back of the rice package for water to rice ratios and washing instructions.





Shower / Bath Control Unit

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No. Japanese romaji Function
1. 運転
入/切
unten
iri / kiri
On/Off
2. エコ eko Eco Mode
3. ふろ自動 furojidou Auto Bath Fill
4. 追いだき oidaki Reheat Bath
5. 呼出 yobidashi Call for assistance
6. 給湯温度 kyuutou ondo Shower Temperature
7. 優先 yuusen Priority
8. 浴室暖房 yokushitsu danbou Bathroom Heating
9. たし湯
たし水
tashiyu
tashimizu
Add hot water
Add cold water
10. ふろ湯量 furo yuryou Bath water level
11. furo ondo bath water temperature

Using a Japanese Bath and Shower

Depending on how hold your shower is, you may or may not have a standing shower. If your shower head hook is low, you have a sitting shower. This means you will need to invest 100 yen or so into a shower stool. This is for you to sit on while you wash your body in the shower. Be sure to rinse it thoroughly after use, and clean with soap and water once in a while to prevent bacteria and mold growth. There are many different kinds of stools at a variety of price points.


If you have high and low shower head hooks, you can use your shower as a standing shower or a sitting shower.


In Japan, the bathtub is not for washing your body. The bathtub is for relaxation and de-stressing. Therefore, you should never get in your bath with an unwashed body. It is customary to wash your body before soaking in your bath. Feel free to add any bath salts or bath bombs to your soaking bath.




How to Use Control Unit in your Bath


Setting Water Temperature:


In bathrooms with this kind of control unit, you can set the shower temperature, bath temperature, and set priority for the bath temperature.

  1. Press the ①運転 入/切 button to turn the water heater on.
  2. Open the bottom panel (if there is one) and press the up and down arrows labeled ⑥給湯温度 until you reach the desired shower temperature.
  3. If you want this to be the temperature in the shower (and only in the shower), press the ⑦優先 button. This will allow you to set any other control units in the house/apartment (eg. kitchen) to whatever temperature you’d like without having to change it every time.



Using Auto Bath:


Auto Bath allows you to fill your bathtub to a set water level and temperature with the press of a single button (after initial setup).

  1. Press the up and down arrows labeled ⑩ふろ湯量 to change the fill level of the bath. A small meter will appear on the screen. Stop pressing when you reach the desired fill level. Your bath will fill to this level every time (unless you change it).
  2. Press the up and down arrows labeled ⑪ふろ温度 to change the bath water temperature.
  3. After the above 2 steps are complete, your Auto Bath settings are finished.
  4. To run your Auto Bath settings, simply press the ③ふろ自動 button. The bath will automatically fill to the level and temperature you have set.
  5. If you want to reuse the water later, simply place the bath cover over the water (to keep dust out).
  6. When you are ready to reheat the bath water, press the ④追いだき button. This will cycle out cold water and reinfuse the bath with very hot water to bring it back up to your temperature and water level settings. Do not sit in the bath while this is running, as the water coming out of the pump is VERY hot. A song will play when your bath is ready.


Call for Assistance

If your bathroom control unit has this kind of button(⑤呼出), it is used to send a call for help through the house/apartment.
This is useful if you have an elderly, ill, or disabled person living with or visiting you. If the person needs help for any reason when in the bathroom, they can press the button and an alert will be sent through the speakers of other water control units in your home.
This button will not call the authorities or emergency services. 






Bathroom Fan

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No. Japanese romaji Function
1. タイマー残時間 taimaa zanjikan Time Left (hours)
2. フィルター掃除 firutaa souji Clean Filter
3. タイマー設定 taimaa settei Set Timer
4. 停止 teishi Stop
4. 長押し:全停止 nagaoshi : zenteishi Long press: stop all
5. リセット risetto Reset
5. 長押し nagaoshi Long press (to reset)
6. 24時間換気 nijuuyojikan kanki 24-hour Fan
6. 長押し:換気停止(消灯)
短押し:一時停止(点滅)
nagaoshi: kanki teishi (shoutou)
(no pronunciation): ichiji teishi (tenmetsu)
Long press: turn fan off (light off)
Short press: pause fan (blinking light)
7. 風量 fuuryou Fan Speed
7. 弱 強 jaku kyou Low High
8. 乾燥 kansou Clothes dryer
9. 暖房 danbou Heating
10. 涼風 ryoufuu Cooling
11. 換気 kanki Dehumidifying fan

How to Use the Bathroom Fan

Depending on the age of your home, you may or may not have a bathroom fan with all of these functions. The fan is important for controlling moisture levels in your bathroom to prevent mold and steam-ups. It may also be used to heat your bathroom in the winter or even dry your clothes on rainy days or during pollen season.


Dehumidifying Your Bathroom

  1. To dehumidify your bathroom during or after a shower, press the ⑪換気 button. When you press the button, you may be able to change the fan speed between Low and High (弱 強) by pressing the button again. You can see your current fan speed by checking the ⑦風量 indicator. A light will appear above or below the current fan speed (depending on your unit).
  2. You can adjust the time you’d like the fan to run by pressing the ③タイマー設定 button until the desired number of hours is selected. The fan will turn off automatically once the time has expired.
  3. If you need to run your fan 24 hours a day to prevent mold growth, simply press the ⑥24時間換気 button. The fan will run on a low setting and will not turn itself off. If you wish to turn off the 24-hour fan temporarily, press the ⑥24時間換気 button again to pause it, and again to restart it. To turn it off completely, hold down the ⑥24時間換気 button until the fan turns off. Alternatively, press and hold the ④停止 button until the fan shuts off.



Heating & Cooling Your Bathroom

  1. To heat your bathroom or turn on the cooling fan, press either the ⑨暖房 button or the 涼風 button. Press the button again to change the fan speed.
  2. You can adjust the time you’d like the fan to run by pressing the ③タイマー設定 button until the desired number of hours is selected. The fan will turn off automatically once the time has expired.



Using the Clothes Dryer in Your Bathroom

The clothes drying setting in your bathroom is designed to dehumidify while it dries your clothing. For this reason, be sure to use the ⑧乾燥 button. If you use the ⑨暖房, the fan will dispense only heat and will not circulate the moisture out of the air. This will cause your bathroom to steam up and your clothes to sour.

  1. To dry your clothes, press either the ⑧乾燥 button. Press the button again to change the fan speed.
  2. You can adjust the time you’d like the fan to run by pressing the ③タイマー設定 button until the desired number of hours is selected. The fan will turn off automatically once the time has expired.


Filter Cleaning

Your bathroom fan’s filter will need to be cleaned periodically. If it goes too long without being cleaned, the ②フィルター掃除 light will blink.

  1. If your fan is running, press and hold the ④停止 button until the fan has completely turned off.
  2. Slide the filter out of its fittings.
  3. Vacuum the dust out of the filter. If it will not vacuum off, soak your filter in warm, soapy water, and clean it with a soft brush or cloth. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry completely.
  4. Slide the filter back into its fittings.
  5. Press and hold the ⑤リセット button until the ②フィルター掃除 light stops blinking.


Notes:

You can set the timer for each of the main fan functions by pressing the function button, and then pressing the ③タイマー設定 button until you reach the desired number of hours. For example, if you press the ⑧乾燥 button and set it to 2 hours, it will automatically set for 2 hours every time you push the ⑧乾燥 button after that. This can be changed at any time.
Your bathroom fan control will likely differ slightly from this one. This tutorial is to give you a general idea of how to use bathroom fans and some of the vocabulary you’re likely to encounter.






Interphone

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No. Japanese romaji Function
1. 録画 rokuga Record video
2. 再生 saisei Play/Review
3. ズームセット zuumu setto Zoom set
4. メニュー menyuu Menu
5. 室内コール shitsunai kooru Room Call
6. ズーム zuumu Zoom
6. ワイド waido Pan (left, right, up, down)
7. みやすさ miyasusa Visibility
8. モニター monitaa Monitor/On
9. 通話 tsuuwa Call / Talk
10. 終了 shuuryou Off
menu 呼出音の設定 yobidashi oto no settei Doorbell sound settings
menu 各種設定 kakushu settei Other Settings
menu 時計合わせ tokei awase Set Time/Clock
menu 録画画面の設定 rokuga gamen no settei Recording Settings

How to Use an Interphone

If you have an interphone in your home, it likely looks something like the one in the image. Interphones provide you with a level of security, allowing you to see who is at your door without approaching it. It also allows you to see who rang your doorbell while you were out.


Initial Setup

To change the settings on your interphone, press and hold the ④メニュー. The options you see depend entirely on your particular interphone. You may see the following basic settings:


  • 呼出音の設定 - Doorbell Sound
    • Various doorbell sounds

  • 各種設定 - Other Settings
    • 時計合わせ - Set Time

  • 録画画面の設定 - Recording Settings (how many frames are captured and their zoom)

You can use your interphone’s arrow buttons and 決定 button (usually the メニュー button) to navigate through the options and make your selections.




Reviewing Captured Video/Images from Doorbell

  1. If your ②再生 button is flashing, that means someone has rung your doorbell at some point during the day and there is video for you to review.
  2. Press the ②再生 button to review the doorbell rings. If more than one person rang your doorbell, you can review the video by pressing the button corresponding to the on-screen >> symbol.
  3. Press the ⑩終了 button to turn the interphone off when finished.



Recording Video on the Spot

  1. If you need to record video for any reason (i.e. a strange person at your door, troublesome or illegal activity viewable from your interphone camera, etc), press the ⑧モニター button.
  2. Press the ①録画 button to begin recording.
  3. Press and hold the ①録画 button to end recording. The video will be saved on your interphone.
  4. To review the video you took, press the ②再生 button, and the corresponding ▶ play button. The video will be saved until you delete it or it is pushed out of your interphone’s set save limit.

Notes:

Your interphone will likely differ from this one. This tutorial is to give you a general idea of how to use your interphone and some of the vocabulary you’re likely to encounter.






Stove / Cooktop

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No. Japanese romaji Function
1. 高温注意 kou-on chuui Cooktop is hot
2. 保温 ho-on Keep warm
3. 入/切 iri / kiri Burner On / Off
4. < > Change heat level
5. 揚げ物 agemono Deep frying
6. 電源 入/切 dengen iri / kiri Power (Stove On / Off)

How to Use Your Stove

Though gas stoves in Japan are fairly similar to their foreign counterparts, IH glass cooktop ranges are a bit more complicated.

Important note about cookware:

If you have an IH glass cooktop range in your home, you need to buy pots and pans that are designed to be used with IH cooktops. They will say on the packaging whether they are IH compatible or not. Using cookware not designated for IH can damage the cooktop.



Using the Regular Settings:

  • Press and hold the ⑥電源 入/切 button.
  • Press the ③入/切 of the burner you want to use.
  • Press the < > arrows until you reach the desired burner temperature.
  • When finished cooking, press the ⑥電源 入/切 button to turn off the stove.



How to Deep Fry

  1. Place the pot or pan on the burner you want to use, and pour in the appropriate amount of oil.
  2. Press and hold the ⑥電源 入/切button.
  3. Press the ⑤揚げ物 button. The 180 light will blink. When this light is solid, the oil has reached the appropriate frying temperature.
  4. When you are done frying, press the ⑥電源 入/切 button to turn off the stove.



Notes:

After cooking, if you want to keep your food warm, press the < arrow until 保温 is lit. After you turn the stove off, the ①高温注意 light will flash until the cooktop is safe to touch, at which point it will stop flashing. Your stove will likely differ from this one. This tutorial is to give you a general idea of how to use IH stoves and some of the vocabulary you’re likely to encounter.






Washing Machine

Push 入(On) on the right to turn on. To turn off you can push 切 (Off )


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Japanese romaji Function
電源
(でんげん)
dengen Power

(いり)
iri On

(きり)
kiri off
スタート sutaato Start
一時停止
(いちじていし)
ichijiteishi Pause



You can choose the cycle by pushing Course (コース) until the desired cycle is lit up.


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Japanese Romaji Function
標準
(ひょうじゅん)
hyoujun Standard
つけおき tsukeoki Soak
スピーディー supiidi Quick Wash
メモリー memori Save a custom setting
毛布
(もうふ)
moufu Blanket
予約
(よやく)
yoyaku Auto Wash Timer (set number of hours to load finish)
洗い
(あらい)
arai Wash
すすぎ脱水
(すすぎだっすい)
susugi Rinse
脱水
(だっすい)
dassui Spin
風乾燥
(かんそうき)
kazekansou Air Fluff
コース koosu Course/Cycle

The default setting is a Standard (標準) cycle. To customize your load, press each the Wash (洗い), Rinse (すすぎ), and Spin (脱水) buttons to the desired wash length, number of rinses, and length of spin, respectively.




Press Start (スタート)


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Japanese Romaji Function
ふろ水
(ふろみず)
furomizu Bath water
水位
(すいい)
suii Water level
水流
(すいりゅう)
suiryuu Washing strength

(じゃく)
jaku Gentle

(きょう)
kyou Strong

Most washing machines will weigh the contents of the drum by spinning it a few times, and then automatically dispense the appropriate amount of water.

If you disagree with the machine’s calibration, you can change the water level by pressing the Water Level (水位) button until the desired Liter amount is lit. Then, put in the appropriate amount of soap for the amount of water your machine will use, and close the lid.

If you need to stop the machine for any reason, press the Pause (一時停止) button. This will stop the machine and unlock the lid.





Washlet Toilet

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No. Japanese romaji Function
1. 停止 teishi Stop
2. おしり oshiri Rear
3. ムーブ
切 / 入
muubu
kiri / iri
Move
On / Off
4. ビデ bide Feminine wash
5. 洗浄強さ
弱  強
senjou tsuyosa
jaku  kyou
Water pressure
weaker    stronger
6. 温水
低  高
benza
tei  kou
Water warmth
Low  High
7. 便座
低  高
benza
tei  kou
Seat warmth
Low  High
8. 節電 setsuden Eco setting
9. 8時間切 hachijikan kiri 8-hour shut off
10. ノズル掃除 nozuru souji Nozzle cleaning
11. テスト
2秒押し
tesuto
nibyou oshi
Test
Press for 2 seconds

Setting Up your Washlet


Water Warmth

Before using your washlet’s bidet function, it’s recommended to set up the water warmth. If this is left unset, the water that comes out of the nozzle will be quite cold.


  1. Locate the ⑥温水 button on your control unit.
  2. If there is no indicator light on, press the button to turn on the water heater.
  3. Press the button until you reach the desired warmth, from Low (低) to High (高). If you’re not sure how warm you’d like it, set it to the lowest heat and go from there depending on your preference and heat tolerance.
  4. Allow the washlet a few hours to warm up the water before using the bidet function for the first time.



Seat Warmer

If you want your toilet seat warm:


  1. Locate the ⑦便座 button on your control unit.
  2. If there is no indicator light on, press the button to turn the seat warmer on.
  3. Press the button until you reach the desired warmth, from Low (低) to High (高). If you’re not sure how warm you’d like it, set it to the lowest heat and go from there depending on your preference and heat tolerance.
  4. The seat will take a little while to heat up to your desired temperature.



Using the Bidet

  1. With your rear seated fully on the toilet seat, press the button of the type of wash you’d like: rear wash ②おしり or feminine wash ④ビデ. If you’d like the nozzle to move forwards and back for a more thorough cleaning, press the ③ムーブ. To turn off the movement, press the button again.
  2. To increase or decrease water pressure from the nozzle, press the or by ⑤洗浄強さ. The indicator light will let you know how high the water pressure is set.
  3. When you are finished washing, press press the ①停止 button.





Other Functions


Nozzle Cleaning

You should periodically press the ⑩ノズル掃除. This will cause the nozzle to extend and a gentle stream of water to run out of it. You can take this opportunity to wipe it of any dirt. When you are finished cleaning the nozzle, let the water run out of it for a few more seconds and then push the ⑩ノズル掃除 button again to return the nozzle to its normal state.



Functions regarding electricity

⑧節電: This sets the washelt to a low-power mode, saving electricity.
⑨8時間切: This turns the water and seat heating off for 8 hours from the time you press the button. This is useful if you are trying to save electricity, and is great for while you are away at work or school.
⑪テスト: In the event of a power outage, hold this button down for 2 seconds when the power comes back.









Another common variety of control unit


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No. Japanese romaji Function
1. tome Stop
2. おしり
ムーブ入/切
oshiri
muubu iri/kiri
Rear wash
Move On/Off
3. やわらか
ムーブ入/切
yawaraka
muubu iri/kiri
Gentle wash
Move On/Off
4. ビデ
ムーブ入/切
bide
muubu iri/kiri
Feminine wash
Move On/Off
5. ノズルきれい nozurukirei Quick nozzle rinse
6. 水勢 suisei Water pressure
7. 位置
前  後
ichi
mae  ushiro
Position
Forward  Back
8. パワー脱臭 pawaa dasshuu Deodorizing
9. ノズル掃除
入 / 切
nozuru souji
iri / kiri
Nozzle cleaning
On / Off
10. 温度設定
便座  温水
ondo settei
benza  onsui
Temperature settings
Seat warmer  water warmth
11. 節電設定
タイマー
入 / 切
setsuden settei
taimaa
iri / kiri
Eco setting
Timer
On / Off
12. おまかせ omakase Automatic setting
13. 設定確認 settei kakunin Setting confirmation


Water Warmth

Before using your washlet’s bidet function, it’s recommended to set up the water warmth. If this is left unset, the water that comes out of the nozzle will be quite cold.


  1. Locate the ⑩温水 button on your control unit.
  2. If there is no indicator light on, press the button to turn on the water heater.
  3. Press the button until you reach the desired warmth, from Low (低) to High (高). If you’re not sure how warm you’d like it, set it to the lowest heat and go from there depending on your preference and heat tolerance.
  4. Allow the washlet a few hours to warm up the water before using the bidet function for the first time.



Seat Warmer

If you want your toilet seat warm:


  1. Locate the ⑩便座 button on your control unit.
  2. If there is no indicator light on, press the button to turn the seat warmer on.
  3. Press the button until you reach the desired warmth, from Low (低) to High (高). If you’re not sure how warm you’d like it, set it to the lowest heat and go from there depending on your preference and heat tolerance.
  4. The seat will take a little while to heat up to your desired temperature.



Using the Bidet

  1. With your rear seated fully on the toilet seat, press the button of the type of wash you’d like: rear wash ②おしり gentle rear wash ③やわらか , or feminine wash ④ビデ. If you’d like the nozzle to move forwards and back for a more thorough cleaning, press the button again. To turn off the movement, press the button a final time.
  2. To increase or decrease water pressure from the nozzle, press the + or -buttons by the ⑥水勢 label. The indicator light will let you know how high the water pressure is set.
  3. When you are finished washing, press press the ①止 button.





Other Functions


Nozzle Cleaning

You should periodically press the 入/切 button under ⑨ノズル掃除. This will cause the nozzle to extend and a gentle stream of water to run out of it. You can take this opportunity to wipe it of any dirt. When you are finished cleaning the nozzle, let the water run out of it for a few more seconds and then push the 入/切 button under ⑨ノズル掃除 again to return the nozzle to its normal state.



Eco Mode

Eco Mode allows you to save electricity by setting it to a low-power mode.


  1. To turn on Eco Mode, press the タイマー 入/切 button under⑪節電設定.
  2. Press the ⑬設定確認 until you reach the desired number of hours. ( This is the number of hours until the unit turns back on.)
  3. Alternatively, ⑫おまかせ to turn on an automatic setting.
  4. Press the 入/切 to cancel or turn off Eco Mode.


Deodorization

If you press the 入/切 button beneath the パワー脱臭 label, it will activate the deodorizer. Press the button again to turn it off.









Flushing


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No. Japanese romaji Function
1. 流す 大 nagasu dai Large
2. 流す 小 nagasu shou Low-flow flush
3. eco 小 eko shou Eco small flush


Flush Types


Modern Japanese toilets often flow options for flushing in order to save water.

Simply to press the appropriate button for the flush you’d like.

①流す 大 is recommended for bowel movements or times when you require a lot of toilet paper (e.g. menstruation).
②流す 小 is recommended for urination and small amounts of toilet paper.
③eco 小 is recommended for very small amounts of urine and toilet paper, such as when children use the toilet.







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