How high may the drain of a washing machine be

The drain of your washing machine should not be placed higher than 1 meter from the ground. If the drain is placed much higher than the washing machine, the washing machine is less able to pump the water away. If the water runs back into the washing machine, it will stop the washing program. At the same time, you do not want the drain to be lower than 60 cm from the ground, because then there is a risk that the washing machine will empty too soon. In general, we therefore recommend that you place your washing machine drain around 80 to 85 cm from the ground – preferably somewhere between 60 cm and 1 meter.

 

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What is swaying of a washing machine

Swaying is another word for centrifuge. A washing machine does this as one of the last parts of the wash cycle. The drum then spins as fast as it can to squeeze as much of the remaining water out of the laundry as possible. After the centrifuge/swing, the water is pumped off. Most washing machines today also have the option to spin and drain only. This can be useful, for example, if you have washed something by hand, and it only needs to be wiped dry. Centrifuging is also often the part of the wash cycle where the washing machine gets loudest.

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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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Which vinegar should be used in a washing machine

Vinegar is a natural and non-harmful fabric softener and descaler that also helps you get rid of bad odors. This way, your laundry comes out of the drum clean, and odor-free. For this you can best use cleaning vinegar. You can also use natural vinegar, but cleaning vinegar is more powerful, so you need less of it. You cannot use vinegar as a substitute for detergent. Although it kills certain bacteria, vinegar unfortunately does not dissolve stains. What it does do, however, is ensure that the colors of your laundry are better preserved and do not bleed.

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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 long can laundry stay in the washing machine

In general, you can leave your laundry in the drum for up to 12 hours after the wash cycle has ended. If you leave your laundry in the drum too long after washing, it may start to smell. And some times this seems to happen faster than others, so we recommend putting your laundry in the dryer or hanging it up as soon as possible. Under certain circumstances, laundry can start to smell faster; for example, if it is very hot outside or if your washing machine is not very clean. Certain types of laundry will also smell faster than others, for example sportswear.

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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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