US 11,655,577 B2
Laundry treating appliance and method of operation for a laundry treating appliance
Farhad Ashrafzadeh, Bowling Green, KY (US); Claudio Civanelli, Travedona Monate (IT); and Sarah E. Ihne, Stevensville, MI (US)
Assigned to Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI (US)
Filed by WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION, Benton Harbor, MI (US)
Filed on Dec. 9, 2021, as Appl. No. 17/546,471.
Application 16/356,653 is a division of application No. 13/936,488, filed on Jul. 8, 2013, granted, now 10,273,619, issued on Apr. 30, 2019.
Application 17/546,471 is a continuation of application No. 16/356,653, filed on Mar. 18, 2019, granted, now 11,220,773.
Prior Publication US 2022/0098780 A1, Mar. 31, 2022
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. D06F 33/37 (2020.01); D06F 103/18 (2020.01); D06F 105/42 (2020.01); D06F 105/58 (2020.01); D06F 105/60 (2020.01); D06F 34/32 (2020.01)
CPC D06F 33/37 (2020.02) [D06F 34/32 (2020.02); D06F 2103/18 (2020.02); D06F 2105/42 (2020.02); D06F 2105/58 (2020.02); D06F 2105/60 (2020.02)] 16 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. A laundry treating appliance, comprising:
a treating chamber;
a dye sensor configured to provide an output, the output indicative of an amount of dye within liquid in the treating chamber;
a controller having a memory in which is stored a set of executable instructions comprising a treating cycle of operation; and
a user interface operably coupled with the controller and providing an input and output function for the controller; and
wherein the controller is configured to receive the output from the dye sensor and determining a dye has been released from the laundry within the treating chamber to define a determined dye release and the controller is further configured to control the user interface to indicate, on the user interface, information related to the determined dye release, where the information is separate from an alert that the released dye has been determined, and where the information comprises educational information to prevent future dye release or information regarding at least one consequence of at least one action taken by the laundry treating appliance including at least one of: that the treating cycle of operation used more water, that the treating cycle of operation was less energy efficient, that the treating cycle of operation time will be longer, or that there was reduced performance during the treating cycle of operation.