How does a washing machine work

After loading the laundry and detergent, close the door and choose a wash program. When you press start the door will lock automatically. Water is pumped through the hose from the soap dish to the drum. The water level rises and so does the air pressure in the drum. When the pressure is high enough the pressure switch shuts off the water supply. The drum begins to spin and mixes the water and detergent with your laundry. Meanwhile, the water is brought to the set temperature. When the laundry is clean, the water is drained off, after which clean, cold water flows into the drum to rinse the detergent residues from the laundry. Once this is done, this water is also drained and the washing machine starts to spin; the drum spins very fast, pushing the excess water out of the laundry.


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