In order to successfully carry out software product line engineering, it is important to manage variability and explicit traceability management of variabilities with development artifacts. Trace links of variability with development artifacts allows software engineers to have rapid product development and reduces maintenance efforts resulting from requirement changes or defect corrections as trace links improve the understandability of their side effects. In this study, the authors present a Variability Tracing Approach (VTA), which consists of variability analysis, variability classification, and variability implementation. The proposed approach is applied to developing the development of a washing machine software platform. This paper describes the results of how a member product can be configured under the proposed VTA.