How heavy is a washing machine

Washing machines generally weigh between 60 and 85 pounds. Exactly how heavy a washing machine is depends, among other things, on its size, model and brand. The specifications of your washing machine will tell you exactly how heavy it is. Often washing machines with a smaller fill weight (6 kg or 7 kg) are a few kilos lighter than those with a larger fill weight (8 kg or more). The thing that makes a washing machine so heavy is the counterweight at the bottom of the washing machine. These are usually made of concrete blocks, and ensure that the washing machine stays in place during the spin cycle.

 

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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 quiet washing machine makes little noise when spinning the wet laundry. Is your washing machine located near your bedroom or living room? Then consider a quiet washing machine.
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Of course, how much you want to pay for your washing machine is entirely up to the budget you have available. A more expensive washing machine will almost always have a longer lifespan than a cheaper one.
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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 to clean a washing machine

Cleaning your washing machine regularly keeps it capable of cleaning your clothes and makes it last longer. Ideally, check the rubbers of the washing machine after every wash and remove any security with a damp cloth. These days we wash a lot at low temperatures, which is good for the environment, our laundry and our energy bills. But this does leave a lot of soap residue in the washing machine. Therefore, try to run a wash program at 60 degrees or higher (a boiling wash) once a month. You can add a dash of vinegar (cleaning vinegar or natural vinegar), or a cup of baking soda. Both options prevent calcium deposits and help remove foul odors. Also, check the filter regularly (once every six months) and rinse it thoroughly.

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Until what time can you run a washing machine

There are no legal rules or guidelines about when you can turn on your washing machine. In fact, because electricity is often cheaper on weekends and nights, this is the time for many to do their laundry. However, in some cases, such as apartment complexes, using a washing machine can be a nuisance at night. During the spin cycle, a washing machine can produce quite a bit of noise. There are guidelines and rules about producing noise during the night, but very few washing machines – if they are positioned correctly and used properly – exceed this limit.

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What does a washing machine cost per time

Looking at energy costs, a washing machine uses an average of 0.5 kWh per wash. That is equivalent to about 0.12 euros. The cost of water is around 0.07 euros per wash. So you end up with an average of 0.19 euros per wash. How much you exactly spend per wash depends on a number of factors. Not every washing machine and every laundry program uses the same amount of energy and/or water. In addition, the current energy and water prices also play a role. Finally, what you can also count on are the costs for your detergent and any fabric softener.

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What consumes more power: a washing machine or dryer

According to Milieu Centraal, a washing machine consumes an average of 100 kWh of electricity per year, and a tumble dryer about 260 kWh. This makes the dryer one of the biggest energy guzzlers found in many households. Exactly how high the energy consumption is depends on the model and the energy label. With both washing machines and dryers, most of the energy is lost in heating; the washing machine heats water and the dryer heats air. As more and more households choose to wash at relatively low temperatures, this reduces energy costs. Dryers often require a higher temperature, and air is less able to retain heat than water. Therefore, a clothes dryer usually consumes more energy than a washing machine.

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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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How often should you clean a washing machine

In order to maximize the life and wash quality of your washing machine, it is important to clean it regularly. Fortunately, cleaning your washing machine sounds like a bigger job than it actually is. How often do you clean your washing machine? At least try to wipe the rubbers of your washing machine with a cloth after every wash. Dirt often sticks there, such as dust, soap scum and hair. It is also a good idea to do a boil wash once a month; a wash program at 60 degrees or higher. You can add a dash of vinegar or a cup of soda to this, this has a cleansing effect and descales your washing machine and pipes at the same time. Finally, once every six months, check the filter and rinse it clean.

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