How long will the bearings of a washing machine last

Bearings are used in the motor of a washing machine. How long a washing machine’s bearings last varies from case to case. If you notice that your washing machine is making more and more noise while running a wash cycle, this could be a sign that your washing machine’s bearings need to be replaced. If a bearing is defective, it is usually the bearing on the drive side. But also in case of rust it is wise to replace the bearing(s). In many cases bearings fail because water leaks on them and they start rusting.

 

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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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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 does the steam function of a washing machine work

A washing machine with steam function has several advantages. For example, it reduces your ironing, freshens your clothes easily and quickly, it is more economical on your clothes, and your laundry is cleaned thoroughly and hygienically. Washing with steam is more hygienic because steam is able to penetrate deeper into the fibers of fabric than water can. With steam, you can kill bacteria better and get rid of allergies, such as pollen, animal hair and dust mites, better. Be aware, however, that not every washing machine with a steam function offers all these benefits. There are models that have a steam function for easier ironing, but no wash/steam program for hygienic washing.

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What does a washing machine cost

The prices of washing machines vary widely. If you want, you can get a new washing machine for as little as 350 euros or as much as 1,500 euros. If you are stuck on a budget, it is good to know that cheap washing machines are often more expensive to operate. Slightly more expensive washing machines are often energy efficient. And that is not only good for the environment, but also for your wallet. This will reduce the amount of your annual energy bill considerably. A washing machine with energy class A can save you up to 220 euros in 10 years compared to a washing machine with energy class F. Therefore, do not only look at the actual purchase price of your new washing machine, but also at the energy label and energy savings over lifetime.

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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 long does a washing machine program take

On average, a wash program takes about 2.5 hours. This of course depends on your washing machine and the selected wash cycle. In general, condenser dryers and air-flow dryers wash faster than a heat pump dryer. This is because they heat using a heating element. This works quickly, but it also consumes a lot of energy. Also, most modern washing machines have a variety of washing programs that can also vary in duration. Often they have an eco-program, which usually takes longer, but also a short wash program, which allows you to finish faster. Nowadays, some washing machines even have programs that allow you to clean half a wash within an hour.

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How deep is the drain of a washing machine

Your washing machine’s drain hose should be 15 inches into the drain pipe, but not deeper as that can cause leaks. Most drain hoses come with a support bracket. That plastic bracket helps keep the drain hose from sinking too deeply into the drain pipe. If you want to connect multiple drains to one drain pipe – for example, a washer and dryer – you will need an extra y-piece for this. Your washing machine’s manual will also tell you more about the dimensions of the drain hose and the height of the drain pipe. These measurements can help you to correctly connect your drain hose to the drain pipe.

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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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