What is a front loading washing machine

The front loading washing machine is the most popular washing machine model out there. These have the door on the front of the drum. The alternative is the top-loading washing machine, which has the door on the top of the drum. With top loaders, you don’t have to bend down as much to load and unload your laundry, but with front loaders, you have the advantage of being able to stack your dryer on top of your washer, for example. Because the front loader is bought much more, there are also many more of them made. With front loaders, you therefore have more options in, among others, the amount of fill weight, the different wash programs, the energy label and the price range. Top-loaders are a lot less popular, so you only have the choice of a few models – which are often largely similar.

 

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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 often should you clean the filter of a washing machine

Maintaining your washing machine is very important if you want it to do its job well and last a long time. Cleaning the filter is part of that. We recommend cleaning your washing machine’s filter regularly – at least once every six months. If the filter becomes clogged, the water can no longer be drained properly. As a result, water will remain in the bottom of the drum, even when the wash program is satisfied. This is a problem that you would rather prevent than fix. Therefore, try to clean the filter of your washing machine at least once every six months.

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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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What is a front loading washing machine

The front loading washing machine is the most popular washing machine model out there. These have the door on the front of the drum. The alternative is the top-loading washing machine, which has the door on the top of the drum. With top loaders, you don’t have to bend down as much to load and unload your laundry, but with front loaders, you have the advantage of being able to stack your dryer on top of your washer, for example. Because the front loader is bought much more, there are also many more of them made. With front loaders, you therefore have more options in, among others, the amount of fill weight, the different wash programs, the energy label and the price range. Top-loaders are a lot less popular, so you only have the choice of a few models – which are often largely similar.

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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 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 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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