Brushless washing machine

A washing machine can have 2 types of motors; a carbon brush motor and a carbonless motor. We’ll take a closer look at the latter category today; as this washing machine is quieter, uses less energy and is the most durable.

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What is a brushless washing machine

A brushless washing machine is quieter and more economical

A brushless washing machine is in most cases driven by a drive belt. This ensures that the drum keeps moving when you are washing. Brushless washing machines are therefore referred to as direct drives. This makes this type of washing machine energy efficient, durable and quiet. They also require less maintenance than washing machines with a carbon brush motor.

The vast majority of washing machines sold new today are brushless washing machines. In some cases, washing machines use a magnetic field to spin the drum. This technology is also known as Direct Drive.

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Best brushless washing machine of 2022

Are you looking for the best washing machine with a brushless motor by 2022? We have compared numerous washing machines of this type. We looked at the fill weight, energy label, RPM and customer reviews.

Below you can read which washing machines were the best in the test. Which brushless washing machine will you choose?

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Buying a brushless washing machine: what to look out for

If you choose a brushless washing machine, you will automatically have a number of advantages; they are quieter, more economical and more durable than washing machines with a bristle motor. But apart from that, there are of course other things to consider when buying a new washing machine. Find out exactly what you need to look for in the following points.

Type of washing machine

First of all, you need to decide whether you want a front- or top-loading machine. The front loader has the door at the front and is the most popular. Many people choose a front loading washer because it allows you to put a dryer on top of the washer. The top loader has the fill opening on top, which makes it easier to reach the drum to grab your laundry. Both front- and top-loading models are available with a brushless motor.

Filling weight

The fill weight indicates how many kg of laundry will fit in the drum at a time. There are several aspects that determine how much fill weight you need. The size of your household plays the biggest role. If you are 1 or 2 persons, you can choose a washing machine with a 6 or 7 kg load. If you are with 3 or 4 people, a 8 kg fill weight is better. Are you with a household of 5 people or more? Then we recommend washing machines with a 9 kg or 10 kg fill weight. It is important to choose a washing machine with a water filter that matches the size of your family. If you don’t have enough capacity, you’ll have to wash more often than necessary – and that costs you a lot of water and energy. You also don’t want a washing machine that is too big. That means you’ll have to save up a lot of laundry to fill the drum, or wash with a half-empty drum – which again costs you unnecessary water and energy.

Energy rating

The energy class is also known as the energy label. This gives you an indication of how economical a washing machine is with energy. The big advantage of a brushless washing machine is that they are automatically already relatively energy efficient. But this also falls within a spectrum. A washing machine is energy efficient when it has energy class A, B or C. There are also brushless washing machines that have energy class D or E. Therefore, if you like to wash energy efficiently or want to be a little extra considerate of the environment, we recommend you go for an energy efficient washing machine – one that has energy class A, B or C. These washing machines are a bit more expensive to buy, but because they are so energy efficient, you can save up to 200 euros a year with them.

RPM

How many rounds the drum of your washing machine turns per minute while spinning is determined by its speed. The faster it spins, the drier your laundry will be. At 1600 rpm, your laundry will be as dry as possible. There are a numerous a washing machines with a brushless motor available that reach 1600 rpm, but most make 1400 rpm. 1400 is also considered a high RPM.

Noise Level

How loud a washing machine can be is indicated in decibels (dB) under the specification ‘spin sound level’. Each washing machine is classified into 1 of 4 categories; loud, normal, quiet and extra quiet. A washing machine is referred to as ‘loud’ when it produces 78 dB or more and normal when it produces between 74 dB and 77 dB. We speak of a ‘quiet washing machine’ when it reaches 72 dB or 73 dB and it is an extra quiet washing machine at 71 dB or less. Most washing machines with a brushless motor fall under the ‘normal’ or ‘quiet’ category. Depending on where you plan to place your new washing machine, you may benefit from choosing a quiet or extra quiet washing machine.

Ease of use

Washing machines are equipped with more and more options to make washing easier for the user – so that every wash is a snap. These include a load sensor, delayed start, adding wash in between (addwash), a self-cleaning detergent drawer, automatic detergent dosing and control via an app. Make sure your new washing machine has these features if you think you will benefit from them.

Washing programmes

Because everyone wants something different, there are many different wash programs. If you need certain programs, make sure the washing machine you buy has them. There are special programs for delicate fabrics, stains, sportswear, baby clothes, extra hygienic washing and shirts, among others.

Brands

We tend to associate big brands with quality and longevity. And that is, of course, not without reason. It is not a guarantee, but washing machines from big brands are more often made of stronger materials and therefore the lifespan of these devices is often higher. A-brands for washing machines include Bosch, Siemens, LG, AEG, Miele and Samsung.

But the brand of a washing machine does not say everything, of course. Experience has definitely taught us that there are plenty of washing machines in lower price brackets and from lesser brands that continue to work perfectly for years and years. Examples include Beko, Indesit, Zanussi, Haier and Proline.

As an indication, washing machines have an average lifespan of 10 years.

What are carbon brushes

A carbon brush is the part of the motor that conducts electricity to the motor via the commutator. Carbon brushes transfer electricity to the motor’s armature, then the armature starts to rotate, which will cause the washing machine’s drum to spin – through the drive belt.

Wear and tear is the normal thing about carbon brushes. If they did not wear out, the motor’s commutator would be damaged. Carbon brushes are therefore deliberately made of material that is softer than the commutator. Eventually, therefore, due to wear, you will only be left with nodules – and then you will have to replace them. This is because the carbon brushes then no longer transfer electricity into the motor.

In most cases, the carbon brushes of the washing machine motor are easy to replace – this is deliberately designed because it is known that they wear out quickly.

Difference between a carbon brush washing machine and a brushless washing machine

In the past, all washing machines had a motor driven by carbon brushes as standard. These provide the electricity that the washing machine needs to run the drum. Today, however, most new washing machines are powered by a different method; the brushless washing machine. As the name suggests, there are no carbon brushes involved. It uses a drive belt that directly keeps the drum moving.

Recently, a new type of motor has been developed for washing machines, which works without carbon brushes and without a drive belt. A magnetic field causes the drum to rotate. This type of motor is called Direct Drive, and is currently only used in washing machines from the brands LG and Haier.

Brushless washing machine assortment

GE GTW500ASNWS |

GE GTW500ASNWS

$737.00
The GE GTW500ASNWS is a top load washer with a maximum load capacity of 4.6 cu. ft., enough to fit in bulky items like beddings. It is Energy Star Qualified, consuming only 152kWh of energy per year. With a maximum...
Maytag MVW6200KW |

Maytag MVW6200KW

$851.00
The Maytag VW6200KW top load washer has an ultra~large total maximum capacity of 4.8 cu. ft, more than enough to tackle large loads and bulky items like beddings. It delivers potent cleaning with its Power™ Impeller while using only 340kWh...
LG WT7800CW |

LG WT7800CW

$1,147.00
Get a great looking top load washer with the LG WT7800CW, available in Graphite Steel or White. The huge 5.5 cu. ft. maximum capacity lets you do more laundry in less loads. Energy Star certified with an efficiency rating of...
Amana NTW4516FW |

Amana NTW4516FW

$987.00
Amana NTW4516FW is the top load washer you need. The ample 3.5 cu. ft. maximum capacity is perfect to take on your daily laundry needs. Clean clothes while saving money because this machine only uses 162kWH of energy per year....
Maytag MVWC465HW |

Maytag MVWC465HW

$736.00
The Maytag MVWC465HW is a large capacity top load washer capable of handling up to 3.8. cu. ft. of laundry. It consumes just 254kWh of energy per year while delivering the most powerful cleaning in its class. The 12 wash...
Electrolux ELFW7537AT |

Electrolux ELFW7537AT

$819.00
The Electrolux ELFW7537AT front load washer is just what you’ve been looking for. This washer has a large maximum capacity of 4.5 cu. ft. The energy efficiency rating is evaluated as Tier II, consuming only 85kWh of energy per year....
Samsung WA50R5400AW |

Samsung WA50R5400AW

$1,093.00
The Samsung WA50R5400AW is a top load washer featuring a maximum load capacity of 5.0 cu. ft. It uses just 165kWh of energy per year while delivering a maximum spin speed of 750 RPM. Have freedom of choice with 12...
LG WM3400CW |

LG WM3400CW

$1,095.00
The LG WM3400CW front load washing machine has a total maximum capacity of 4.5 cu. ft., giving you more room to do more laundry with fewer loads. The Energy Efficiency Rating is marked Tier II, and it uses just 100kWh...
Whirlpool WTW5000DW |

Whirlpool WTW5000DW

$1,255.00
The Whirlpool WTW5000DW is a top load washer with a maximum capacity of 4.3 cu. ft., enough to fit in bulky items like bedding. The yearly energy consumption is clocked at 179kWh per year and offers a total of 12...
LG WM3900HWA |

LG WM3900HWA

$852.00
The LG WM3900HWA front load washer comes in either White or Graphite Steel. With a particularly large capacity of 4.5 cu. ft., it’s big enough to take on the large loads you throw at it. Enjoy a powerful machine with...
Samsung WF45R6100AC |

Samsung WF45R6100AC

$980.00
The Samsung WF45R6100AC is perfect for your home. This high~efficiency front load washer has a substantial maximum capacity of 4.5 cu. ft. Impressively economical with an Energy Efficiency Rating of Tier I, consuming a measly 80 kWh/year. It comes with...
Whirlpool WTW4816FW |

Whirlpool WTW4816FW

$912.00
The Whirlpool WTW4816FWis a top load washer with a maximum capacity of 3.5 cu. ft., perfect for your everyday laundry needs. The yearly energy consumption is clocked at 274kWh per year and offers a total of 12 different wash cycles....
Samsung WA50M7450AW |

Samsung WA50M7450AW

$719.00
The Samsung WA50M7450AW is a top load washer featuring a maximum load capacity of 5.0 cu. ft. It uses just 165kWh of energy per year while delivering a maximum spin speed of 800 RPM. Experience the choice of 11 special...
Electrolux EFLS627UIW |

Electrolux EFLS627UIW

$823.00
Another Amazing washer from Electrolux comes in the form of the EFLS627UIW front load washer. Decently sized with a total maximum capacity of 4.4 cu. ft., it allows you to wash more clothes in less loads. The exterior is coated...
Maytag MVW6230HW |

Maytag MVW6230HW

$718.00
The Maytag MVW6230HW top load washer has an ultra~large maximum capacity at 4.7 cu. ft. Available in classic colors of White and Metallic Slate, it will look great in many laundry room setups. It consumes 341kWh of energy per year....
LG WM8100HVA |

LG WM8100HVA

$1,076.00
What more can you look for with the LG WM8100HVA front load washer? The impressive 5.2 cu. ft. capacity will allow to you clean over three baskets of clothing in a single load. This washer has an Energy Efficiency Rating...
GE GTW335ASNWW |

GE GTW335ASNWW

$1,078.00
Enjoy washing your laundry with the GE GTW335ASNWW top load washer. With a large maximum capacity of 4.2 cu. ft., it can handle the large loads you throw at it. Consuming just 187kWh of energy per year, this machine is...
Whirlpool WFW5620HW |

Whirlpool WFW5620HW

$1,136.00
A wonderful new washing is waiting for you in the form of the Whirlpool WFW5620HW front load washer. This machine can take up to 4.5 cu. ft. of laundry at one time, a large capacity that will allow you to...
Whirlpool WFW6620HC |

Whirlpool WFW6620HC

$1,231.00
A fantastic new washing is waiting for you in the form of the Whirlpool WFW6620HC front load washer. Choose from two colors: White or Chrome Shadow. This machine can take up to 4.5 cu. ft. of laundry at one time,...
GE GTW465ASNWW |

GE GTW465ASNWW

$1,291.00
Introducing the GE top load washer model number GTW465ASNWW. It has a large maximum capacity of 4.5 cu. ft., enough to fit in bulky items like beddings, comforters and jackets. It delivers a maximum spin speed of up to 750...
Electrolux ELFW7637AW |

Electrolux ELFW7637AW

$853.00
The Electrolux ELFW7637AW is a front~load washer with a maximum capacity of 4.5cu.ft. With an Energy Efficiency Rating Tier II at 1300 RPM and a total of 10 wash cycle options, it's not only economical but powerful, too. Packed with...
Maytag MHW5630HW |

Maytag MHW5630HW

$1,016.00
The Maytag MHW5630HW front load washer with a large total capacity of 4.5 cu. ft. is Energy Star rated consuming just 86kWH per year of power. The maximum spin speed of 1160 RPM is enough to finish each cycle with...
GE GFW850SPNRS |

GE GFW850SPNRS

$1,274.00
If you are looking for a new washing machine, the beautiful GE GFW850SPNRS front load washer might just be the right one for you. Wash more clothes at once with a substantial 5.0. cu. ft. maximum capacity. Consuming just 158kWh...
Electrolux ELFW7637AT |

Electrolux ELFW7637AT

$776.00
This wonderful front load washer with a total capacity of 4.5 cu. ft. is the perfect new appliance you've been looking for. Highly efficient with an Energy Efficiency Rating of Tier II and a maximum spin speed of 1300 RPM....
Whirlpool WTW7120HW |

Whirlpool WTW7120HW

$884.00
The Whirlpool WTW7120HW is the perfect smart home enabled top load washer for your home. Watch the piles of laundry disappear quickly with the monster 5.3 cu. ft. maximum load capacity. It’s Energy Star Qualified, consuming only 263kWh of energy...
GE GTW720BSNWS |

GE GTW720BSNWS

$723.00
The GE GTW720BSNWS is a high efficiency top load washer featuring a massive 4.8 cu. ft. maximum load capacity. Get savings on your electricity bill because this washer is Energy Star qualified and only uses 165kWh of energy per year!...
GE GTW720BPNDG |

GE GTW720BPNDG

$995.00
The GE GTW720BPNDG is a high~efficiency top load washer available with as either an impeller type or agitator type, whichever is right for your home. With an ultra large 4.8 cu. ft. maximum capacity, wash more laundry in less loads....
Hotpoin HTW240ASKWS |

Hotpoin HTW240ASKWS

$1,275.00
The Hotpoint HTW240ASKWS is a compact top load washer at a great price point. The 3.8 cu. ft. total capacity is enough to handle your every day laundry needs. Its energy consumption is as little as 187kWh per year while...
GE GFW550SSNWW |

GE GFW550SSNWW

$1,282.00
From long trusted American company, General Electronics, the GE GFW550SSNWW is a front load washer has a large total capacity of 4.8 cu. ft. Its Energy Efficiency Rating is Tier II, consuming about 158kWH/yr. Powerful, with a maximum spin speed...
GE GFW550SPNDG |

GE GFW550SPNDG

$921.00
The GE GFW550SPNDG is a beautiful front load washing machine with a total maximum capacity of 4.8 cu. ft. The large capacity will allow you to wash more clothes in less loads. It has an energy efficiency rating of TIER...