How does a water seal in washing machine work

A water lock on your washing machine protects against water damage when the washing machine starts to leak. Therefore, check whether your (new) washing machine has a built-in water lock or not. Are you buying a second hand washing machine? Check if the water trap is still intact. A small damage to the water seal can get out of hand! There are 3 different water locks: a bottom sensor, hose lock and overflow protection. The bottom sensor is a built-in water tank, the hose protection stops the water supply and the overflow protection pumps the water away again. Ideally, you will have all three of these water locks connected to your washing machine.

 

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An energy-saving washing machine has energy label A and uses less water and energy. When you invest in an energy-efficient washing machine, you almost always recoup this investment.
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A large family requires a larger washing machine, and also a higher fill weight. A smaller family will suffice with a washing machine with a smaller fill weight.
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How often should you clean the filter of a washing machine

Maintaining your washing machine is very important if you want it to do its job well and last a long time. Cleaning the filter is part of that. We recommend cleaning your washing machine’s filter regularly – at least once every six months. If the filter becomes clogged, the water can no longer be drained properly. As a result, water will remain in the bottom of the drum, even when the wash program is satisfied. This is a problem that you would rather prevent than fix. Therefore, try to clean the filter of your washing machine at least once every six months.

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In which compartment should the vinegar be placed in a washing machine

Vinegar is a cheap and environmentally friendly alternative to fabric softener. It softens the water and your laundry, ensures that the colors are better preserved, works against limescale, kills some bacteria and removes unpleasant odors and excess soap. A real miracle cure! But where in the washing machine do you add the vinegar? You can simply use the compartment for fabric softener. You can also pour a splash of vinegar into the detergent drawer every now and then – this will also loosen the soap residues. However, you cannot replace detergent with vinegar; vinegar is not suitable for removing stains and it does not kill all bacteria.

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What is a front loading washing machine

The front loading washing machine is the most popular washing machine model out there. These have the door on the front of the drum. The alternative is the top-loading washing machine, which has the door on the top of the drum. With top loaders, you don’t have to bend down as much to load and unload your laundry, but with front loaders, you have the advantage of being able to stack your dryer on top of your washer, for example. Because the front loader is bought much more, there are also many more of them made. With front loaders, you therefore have more options in, among others, the amount of fill weight, the different wash programs, the energy label and the price range. Top-loaders are a lot less popular, so you only have the choice of a few models – which are often largely similar.

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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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How big is a washing machine

When you talk about the size of a washing machine, you can aim at different aspects; the actual dimensions or the amount of fill weight. Both depend on the model of washing machine. The fill weight indicates how many pounds of laundry you can put in the drum per wash. This starts at about 6 kg and can go up to 12 kg. The size of a washing machine differs (largely) because of the type of washing machine; top loading or front loading. A front-loading washing machine usually has a height of 85 cm, a width of 60 and a depth between 60 and 70 cm. Top loaders have a height of 90 cm, a width of 40 cm and a depth of about 60 cm. As a result, top loaders often have a smaller fill weight.

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How deep is a washing machine

How deep a washing machine is varies by model. First, there is a difference between front-loaders and top-loaders. With top loading washing machines, which have the opening to the drum at the top, the dimensions are not variable. Top loaders almost always have a depth of 60 cm. Front loading machines, which have the door at the front of the drum, have a depth of between 60 and 70 cm, including projections. Often the deeper the washing machine, the larger the drum. A deeper washing machine therefore has, in most cases, a larger fill weight; room for more laundry per wash.

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