How often to calibrate a washing machine

Not every washing machine is calibrated at the factory. And that’s not a bad thing, because by calibrating at home, it is done more accurately. That’s why it’s important to calibrate your washing machine anyway when you’ve just plugged it in. Next, there is no standard recommendation for how often you should repeat this. Calibrating a washing machine can help you avoid unnecessary vibration and noise from your washing machine. Therefore, we recommend calibrating your washing machine when you feel that it produces too much noise. Because calibrating your washing machine can also make it more energy efficient, it can do no harm to repeat this once in a while.

 

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How often to calibrate a washing machine

Not every washing machine is calibrated at the factory. And that’s not a bad thing, because by calibrating at home, it is done more accurately. That’s why it’s important to calibrate your washing machine anyway when you’ve just plugged it in. Next, there is no standard recommendation for how often you should repeat this. Calibrating a washing machine can help you avoid unnecessary vibration and noise from your washing machine. Therefore, we recommend calibrating your washing machine when you feel that it produces too much noise. Because calibrating your washing machine can also make it more energy efficient, it can do no harm to repeat this once in a while.

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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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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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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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How wide is a washing machine

The standard width of a washing machine is 60 cm, and the height is 85 cm. This generally applies to front loaders; washing machines that have your door on the front of the drum. Top-loading washing machines, which have the opening on the top of the drum, are generally a lot narrower and a little higher. Top loaders usually have a width of 40 cm and a height of 90 cm. Because of this, the drum of a top-loading washing machine is smaller, which means it can hold less laundry per wash.

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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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