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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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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In what compartment should the soda be placed in a washing machine

Soda, like vinegar, is a natural remedy for removing soap scum, bad odors and lime from your washing machine in a non-harmful way. But where do you add the soda? You can add the soda directly to the drum of your washing machine, or put it in the detergent drawer. If you add the soda to the detergent drawer, that part of your washing machine will also be cleaned and descaled immediately. A cup (or a big handful) of soda is basically enough for this. Then you can start a normal wash program at 60 degrees or warmer. 90 degrees is recommended. It is best to clean your washing machine in this way once a month.

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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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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 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 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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How long is the warranty of a washing machine

The standard manufacturer’s warranty for new washing machines is two years. Second hand washing machines do not count towards this. If something goes wrong with the washing machine within the warranty period, a repair person may – depending on the nature of the problem – visit you to solve it. For this it is important that you still have the invoice and proof of purchase. In addition to the standard factory warranty, you can get extra guarantees on, for example, the water safety or the motor of the washing machine. Which guarantees you get exactly depends on your supplier. Find out about the different warranties for washing machines in advance and keep your invoice and proof of purchase.

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