Questions about the washing machine, the technology used explained
Choosing a washing machine is not so difficult, knowing the main differences and characteristics quite easy to pick up the washing machine will satisfy all your needs.
Types of washing machine
Now we have almost established types of washing machines, invented the principle of optimal shape and washing, the last 20 years, there is only an improvement of washing machines.
Of the innovations may be noted the discontinuation of the washing machines tanks of stainless steel, 90% of tank washing machines produced from polymers. The drum in which clothes to go to bed is made of stainless steel.
Installation in plastic drum ribs (lifters). Initially, the tank punched and lifters were made directly from the metal in the process of forming the tank, but now in order to save metal began to make steady drum, and for better mixing linen put plastic lifters.
Direct Drive washing machine
Application rigidly connected to the drum motor (drum stands on the axis of the motor), such washing machines are called Direct Drive (DD).
Release of washing machines in a series of smart home, they have a connection to the Internet.
The quality of washing
Normal wash - laundry in the drum is rotated at a small amount of water, due to the large number of displaced and rinse the dirt is separated from the fibers of the laundry.
To improve the process of separating the dirt has additional technologies such as bubbles or steam.
Usually the quality of washing is practically the same in all types of machines and more dependent on the composition of a detergent, and not the type of washing machine.
Saving resources by washing machines
Type of energy efficiency designated by letters A - G, indicates how much energy should be spent on washing 1 kg of dry clothes, and other parameters affecting the comfort of the wash, the following components are taken into account
- total energy consumption per cycle
- quality of washing - with Class A to G
- quality spinning linen - with a class from A to G
- maximum speed of rotation in revolutions
- Maximum load in kg cotton
- Water consumption in liters
- noise during washing and spinning in decibels
Type washing machine
The fact that there are 2 types of automatic washing machines with top and front-loading all know what type is better definitely can not say.
With top-loading washing machine usually has a smaller width, but more in depth, the front has a wider model with a minimum depth of 33cm.
Also take into account the necessary space to open the door in front of the washing machine.
Type washing machine should be selected based on the specific conditions of the place where it will stand. There are a subtype of washing machines, washing machines and drying laundry, in addition to washing clothes dried.
Combined washing machines has produced not much more popular to install separate washing machine and dryer.
Reliability washing machine
Super reliable washing machine is not to say that the washing machine with direct drive is more reliable than a belt known.
Exit from the system in an equal number of both types of washing machines and engines. For reliability greater impact, quality of manufacturing components and assemblies, as well as the quality of laundry detergent.
Price washing machine
Price important parameter influencing the choice of the washing machine, the lowest price have the classical type washing machines with minimal features.
Minimum features a simple heating element belt transmission torque of the engine to the drum (via the belt). Each successive improvement makes an additional percentage increase in price.
Washing machine with mechanical control would be cheaper, electronically controlled more expensive, but will perform the same functions and the washed clothes will be the same. More additions like timer delay start, dosing detergent depending on the weight of dry clothes, the definition of detergent residue in the case of residues above the norm, an extra run another rinse, use a ceramic heating element raises the price of a washing machine to great heights, the price difference between models of the same manufacturer may vary significantly. And what about the washing machines of different companies such as Zanussi price of $ 200-300 and Miele washing machine at the cost of $ 1000. The difference of course is in the quality of materials and meticulous workmanship wash clothes but they are still about the same.
Repairability washing machine
Most manufacturers of cheap washing machines is very loyal to the supply of spare parts for repair of washing machines, spare parts are sold anyone. In this case, the marketing tactics used by market saturation appliances and simple affordable service. The buyer may choose danogo producer knowing that in the event of failure of the washing machine repair can be made quickly and not expensive. This policy is supported by Samsung, LG and the majority of European manufacturers.
The second type of policy overhauls is when spare parts are not available in the free market, and are available only to authorized service center. In this case, the manufacturer are risen only need to repair equipment under warranty. In making repairs after the warranty period is not failure, but the Cost of spare parts and repair is very high. Cheaper to throw a broken washing machine and buy a new one. Such policies are supported by Bosch, Miele.