Smart Home Washer Guide

action.devices.types.WASHER - Washers can have start and stop functionality independent from being on or off (some washers have separate power buttons, and some do not). Some can be paused and resumed while washing. Washers also have various modes and each mode has its own related settings. These are specific to the washer and are interpreted in a generalized form.

This type indicates that the device gets the Washer icon and some related synonyms and aliases.

To see an example on how to control a washing machine with Google smart home, see the smart home washer codelab.

Device capabilities

Refer to the corresponding trait documentation for implementation details, such as attributes and states that your service should support, and how to build EXECUTE and QUERY responses.

Required traits

These traits and commands are required, if applicable to your device.

These traits are recommended, if applicable to your device. However, you are free to mix and match from all available traits to best match your existing product functionality.

Quality requirements

  • Latency: must be less than or equal to 3000ms.
  • Reliability: must be more than or equal to 97%.

Example device: Simple washer

This section contains example intent payloads representing a common "Washer" based on the device type and traits above. If you add or remove traits in your implementation, modify your responses accordingly to reflect those changes.

Sample SYNC response

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654512",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.SYNC"
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654512",
  "payload": {
    "agentUserId": "user123",
    "devices": [
      {
        "id": "123",
        "type": "action.devices.types.WASHER",
        "traits": [
          "action.devices.traits.OnOff",
          "action.devices.traits.RunCycle",
          "action.devices.traits.StartStop",
          "action.devices.traits.Modes"
        ],
        "name": {
          "name": "Simple washer"
        },
        "willReportState": true,
        "attributes": {
          "availableModes": [
            {
              "name": "load_key",
              "name_values": [
                {
                  "name_synonym": [
                    "load",
                    "size",
                    "load size"
                  ],
                  "lang": "en"
                }
              ],
              "settings": [
                {
                  "setting_name": "small_key",
                  "setting_values": [
                    {
                      "setting_synonym": [
                        "small",
                        "half"
                      ],
                      "lang": "en"
                    }
                  ]
                },
                {
                  "setting_name": "large_key",
                  "setting_values": [
                    {
                      "setting_synonym": [
                        "large",
                        "full"
                      ],
                      "lang": "en"
                    }
                  ]
                }
              ],
              "ordered": true
            }
          ],
          "pausable": true
        },
        "deviceInfo": {
          "manufacturer": "smart-home-inc",
          "model": "hs1234",
          "hwVersion": "3.2",
          "swVersion": "11.4"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

Sample QUERY response

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654514",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.QUERY",
      "payload": {
        "devices": [
          {
            "id": "123"
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654514",
  "payload": {
    "devices": {
      "123": {
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "online": true,
        "on": true,
        "isRunning": true,
        "isPaused": false,
        "currentRunCycle": [
          {
            "currentCycle": "rinse",
            "nextCycle": "spin",
            "lang": "en"
          }
        ],
        "currentTotalRemainingTime": 600,
        "currentCycleRemainingTime": 300,
        "currentModeSettings": {
          "load_key": "small_key"
        }
      }
    }
  }
}

Sample EXECUTE commands

OnOff

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.OnOff reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654516",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.OnOff",
                "params": {
                  "on": true
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654516",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "on": true
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

StartStop

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.StartStop reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654518",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.StartStop",
                "params": {
                  "start": true
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654518",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "isRunning": true,
          "isPaused": false
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

SetModes

For additional details on the command parameters, see the action.devices.traits.Modes reference.

Request
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654522",
  "inputs": [
    {
      "intent": "action.devices.EXECUTE",
      "payload": {
        "commands": [
          {
            "devices": [
              {
                "id": "123"
              }
            ],
            "execution": [
              {
                "command": "action.devices.commands.SetModes",
                "params": {
                  "updateModeSettings": {
                    "load_key": "large_key"
                  }
                }
              }
            ]
          }
        ]
      }
    }
  ]
}
Response
{
  "requestId": "6894439706274654522",
  "payload": {
    "commands": [
      {
        "ids": [
          "123"
        ],
        "status": "SUCCESS",
        "states": {
          "online": true,
          "currentModeSettings": {
            "load_key": "large_key"
          }
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}

Sample utterances

en-US

  • Turn on the washing machine

  • Turn off the washing machine

  • Start the washing machine

  • Stop the washing machine

  • Pause the washing machine

de-DE

  • Schalte die Waschmaschine an

  • Schalte die Waschmaschine aus

  • Starte die Waschmaschine

  • Stop die Waschmaschine

  • Pausiere die Waschmaschine

fr-FR

  • Allume la machine à laver

  • Éteins la machine à laver

  • Démarre la machine à laver

  • Arrête la machine à laver

  • Mets la machine à laver en pause

Device ERRORS

See the full list of errors and exceptions.