Hi ladyYik - Thanks for your interest! During the operation of UltraFresh Vent System with OdorBlock feature, the door will remain locked and the washer will intermittently spin at low speeds for up to 8 hours. The UltraFresh Vent System with OdorBlock feature may be cancelled at any time by pressing the Power pad, turning the cycle knob, or pressing ULTRAFRESH VENT pad. The Ultra Fresh Vent will consume approximately 490 Watts/hr of energy and cost approximately $0.06 per use when using the Department of Energy s standard cost. We recommend running the Ultra Fresh Vent cycle at the conclusion of whatever wash cycles have been run for the day, whether that is a single cycle or a full laundry day with 7 or 8 cycles in a row. There would not be a need to run the Ultra Fresh Vent cycle on days where no laundry was cleaned.
We suggest viewing the following link for more details and video on this innovative feature- FRONT LOAD WASHERS - ULTRAFRESH VENT SYSTEM WITH ODORBLOCK™: https://products.geappliances.com/appliance/gea-support-search-content?contentId=39770 - If you need further assistance, keep in touch at GEAppliances.com. Sue