Well, it is quite a process and not the least bit automatic.The machine looks like you just turn it on. But first you have turn the water spigot on and fill the tank. Then you turn the water spigot off. Then you turn the wash cycle on. When done you drain the water with another knob. Then you turn the water on again to fill the tank, then you rinse by turning the washer on again. Then you drain the rinse water. Then you put the clothes in the centrifuge section to spin them. Then you move them to the dryer. Got that?