What is a Swash?
A Swash is an advanced toilet seat that offers men, women, and children a fresh and hygienic cleansing using two retractable wash wands for posterior and feminine areas. Swash bidets are great for children, and they are wonderful for parents with children who are potty-trained but not yet able to clean themselves. Those who are elderly, or who have limited mobility or other limitations, can especially benefit from using the Swash.
How does a Swash work?
The Swash replaces your existing toilet seat. Unlike traditional versions, it has a heated seat and delivers a warm-water wash with temperature, pressure, and nozzle position adjustability (features vary by model.) Two self-cleaning, retractable wands are used, one for the posterior wash and another for the feminine wash. All functions are easily operated at the turn of a dial (Swash 100, 101 & 102) or at the push of a button with a wireless remote control (Swash 300, 900, 1000, 1200, 1400, LT99, LE99, CL1700 and CL825). The Swash LE99, CL1700, CL950, DS725, SE600, 1000, 1400 also include a warm air dryer for a complete "hands-free" experience, as well as a deodorizer and other special features.
Is a Swash safe and reliable?
All electronic Brondell Swash bidet seats are either cETL or cUL approved for electrical safety in the United States and Canada. The Swash SE400, SE600, IS707, DS725, CL510 CL950, 900, 1000, CL825, 1200, and 1400 models are UPC (Universal Plumbing Code) certified by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) for the US market and the Swash 1200 & 1400 bidet seat models are cUPC certified which includes the Canadian market.
What are the differences between the Swash models?
A model comparison chart detailing the differences between models can be found HERE.
Is a Swash easy to install?
Our Swash products are designed to be easily installed by the user. A standard installation can take as little as 20 minutes! Our bidets will come with everything needed for a standard installation.
How do I operate the Swash?
Each Swash model is designed with its own unique feature set and operates according to the specs of those capabilities. Some models feature adjustable heated seats, wash width and temperature controls, pressure settings, and nozzle adjustability. Many models feature two self-cleaning retractable nozzles - one posterior nozzle for males and females, and one feminine wash nozzle for female hygiene.
In all models except the Swash 101 & 102 Ecoseat, these electronic bidet features are easily controlled at the touch of a wireless or sidearm remote control. Consult your owner's manual to see just which custom features your particular bidet seat includes and use the remote function to select and operate the perfect wash experience for your needs.
If you have a Swash 101 or 102 Ecoseat, simply use the adjustable pressure controls on the side of the seat to engage both feminine and posterior aerated washes.
The Heated Seat
The heated seat feature is controlled by the user. It can be set to one of three temperature settings, or simply turned off. Some Swash bidet toilet seats also feature an Eco Mode that turns the heated seat function to the low setting until the seat sensor is triggered by a user.
What is the duration of the wash and how long does the warm water last?
Pressing the ‘REAR’ or ‘FRONT’ button on the remote control starts the 2-minute wash cycle. Pressing this button once again at any point in that cycle starts the 2-minute cycle from the beginning. The ‘STOP’ button will stop the cycle at any point.
Depending on your Swash model, the bidet will either have a warm water tank reservoir or an instant ceramic heating system.
- Swash seats that are equipped with a Standard warm water tank reservoir maintain warm water for the duration for 20-40 seconds of wash cycle depending on the temperature of the incoming water supply. After that, the water temperature will start to decrease and then go cold. Once you stop the cycle, the tank will refill and heat. It takes about 3-4 minutes to refill and reheat the tank to the desired temperature.
- Swash seats that are equipped with a Hybrid warm water tank reservoir maintain warm water for the duration for 60-90 seconds of wash cycle depending on the temperature of the incoming water supply. After that, the water temperature will start to decrease. Once you stop the cycle, the tank will refill and heat. It takes about 3-4 minutes to refill and reheat the tank to the desired temperature.
- Built-in instant Ceramic heating systems heat water on-demand (in approximately 10 seconds) and provide "endless" warm water washes.
- The Swash 101 & 102 pulls room temperature water from your existing water line and does not heat the water.
What is the difference between the front and rear washes?
The front wash offers a feminine cleanse while the rear wash offers a posterior wash for both men and women.
Do the wands ever "get in the way"?
No, the wash wands are only extended during the cleaning cycle. At all other times they are housed inside the unit to avoid being contaminated. As a further safeguard, the wands clean themselves with a high-pressure spray of water before and after each use. The Swash 1000 and 1400 also offer nozzle sterilization.
Is the Swash covered by Medicare or Medicaid?
You may be able to get coverage particularly with the state-level Medicaid , but you should check with your doctor and/or insurance provider for more information. If you have a medical condition that a hygienic bidet toilet seat can help, then your doctor may be able to prescribe a Swash bidet for you and you may be eligible to receive insurance coverage for it.
What is the length of the power cord?
- The power cord length for Swash models SE600/SE400/DS725/IS707/CL950/CL510 is 4 feet.
- The power cord length for Swash models CL1700/LE99/LT99/CL1500/LE89/CSG15/LT89 is 3.8 feet.
- The power cord length for Swash models S300/S900/S1000/S1200/S1400 is 3.5 feet.
Our Swash bidets are also compatible with all grounded 15amp extension cords!
What type of outlet is needed?
A 15 or 20 amp GFCI outlet, rated for 120V/60Hz.
What are the interior hole dimensions of the bidet seat?
The interior hole of the elongated-size Swash is 11.5”L x 8”W. The interior hole of the round-size Swash is 10.75” x 8”.
What is the weight limit of the Swash?
- Swash models S300/S900/S1000
- Seat limit of 330 lbs
- Lid limit of 220 lbs
- Swash models SE600/SE400/DS725/IS707/CL950/CL510
- Seat limit of 275 lbs
- Lid limit of 178 lbs
- Swash models CL1700/LE99/LT99/CL1500/LE89/CSG15/LT89
- Seat limit of 330 lbs
- Lid limit of 160 lbs
- Swash models S1200/S1400
- Seat limit of 330 lbs
- Lid limit of 270 lbs
What colors are available for the Swash?
While most of our products come in white the Swash 1400 is available in white and biscuit. If you are looking to match your new Swash with an existing toilet, our color recommendations for American Standard, Kohler, and Toto toilets are as follows:
- American Standard: White
- Kohler: White
- Toto: Between Colonial White and Cotton (not a perfect match)
- American Standard: Linen
- Kohler: Biscuit
- Toto: Sedona Beige
Where is the Swash manufactured?
Our Swash bidets are manufactured in Korea.
How are the nozzles sterilized?
The nozzle sterilization is located inside of the Brondell Swash 1000 and 1400 and consists of ceramic balls that are covered in silver ion particles. When the nozzle sterilization button is pushed (when you are NOT using the Swash to clean yourself) the water is redirected through these balls, picks up these silver ions, and becomes charged. When that charged water flows over the stainless steel nozzles, the nozzles then become sterilized. Silver is a very powerful natural antibacterial agent that keeps the nozzles clean and corrosion-free for a longer nozzle life and provides the highest level of hygiene available.
How does the deodorizer work? Is it scented?
The deodorizer is a fan that pulls the air out of the toilet bowl through an activated charcoal filter. The filter does not add any additional fragrances; it just neutralizes the odors in the toilet bowl.
What is Eco Mode?
Eco Mode only affects the seat heating part of the bidet. Ten minutes after the seat is no longer in use, the bidet senses no one is sitting on the bidet and will go to Eco Mode. If the seat temperature is set to Medium or High, the seat temperature will drop to LOW. If the seat temperature is on LOW or OFF, there will be no change. Turning off Eco Mode will enable the seat to be on the MEDIUM (Pink) or HIGH (Red) temperature setting even when the user isn’t using the bidet and will be the desired temperature when the user sits down on the seat. Instructions for canceling Eco Mode can be found in the Special Operations section of the Owner’s Manual.
What does the seat sensor do?
Our Swash bidets are equipped with a safety sensor. You will be unable to start a wash without being seated. The sensors on the Brondell Swash seats are not weight sensors, but moisture sensors that sense when they have made contact with skin.
To use the bidet with children, we recommend turning off this sensor. Instructions for canceling the Seat Sensor Lock Mode (or turning off the seat sensor) on your Swash can be found in the Special Operations section of the Owner's Manual. Alternatively, if you don't want to turn off the sensor, you might be able to have your child hold their hand on the seat to trip the sensor. If you imagine the tank of your toilet is 12 noon, the sensor is at about 4 o'clock. If they hold their hand here, the bidet sensor will be activated and the bidet will operate.
What maintenance is required?
Swash seats are made of germ-resistant plastic. They can be cleaned with a soft, wet cloth and a gentle cleaner. For complete cleaning, the Swash features a quick release from the mounting bracket. Although Swash wands are self-cleaning, Brondell recommends the nozzles be cleaned with a soft brush monthly or as needed. Brondell recommends that the removable mesh filter is cleaned on a regular basis as needed.
What are bidet filters? How often should they be replaced?
If your home uses hard water, well water, or softened water, we recommend using an external bidet filter. The bidet filters can last up to 6 months depending on water quality. Installation and purchase information can be found HERE.
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