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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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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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 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 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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Why use a pull switch for a washing machine

A pull switch is a switch that you operate with a cord. By pulling the cord, you easily flip the switch. By means of a red ramp, you can see whether it is on or off. The purpose of a pull switch is to prevent the group to which your washing machine is connected from becoming overloaded. Pull switches are not mandatory, but are generally recommended when the group value of the washing machine is not on a 30 milliAmpere earth fault, or the connection of the washing machine is in the bathroom. In this case, a pull switch is extra safe because the electrical connection is waterproof, and thus protected from the moisture in your bathroom.

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How full may a washing machine

How much laundry fits in a washing machine depends on the size of the washing machine. For this, we look at the number of kg of fill weight. There are washing machines with a fill weight starting at 6 kg, and this can go up to 12 kg. There are some exceptions with a fill weight of 17 kg. We recommend that you do not exceed the maximum load for your washing machine; this will not get all your laundry equally clean and you could damage the appliance. If you don’t know or can’t remember the maximum load for your washing machine, we recommend you consult the user manual. Don’t have it anymore? Then you can often find out by googling the model.

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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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