Washing Machines

Virtually every household in the UK has or has access to a washing machine. What would we do without it? Washing clothes the old fashioned way is labour intensive and not always kind to your favourite shirt or blouse Washing machines work their magic by using detergents to separate the dirt from the clothes fibres before finally spinning away the dirty water.

To understand how a washing machine works it is necessary to imagine two drums one being inside the other. When you open the door of a washing machine the drum in view is in fact the inner drum. This is the one where the clothes are placed. It has a great number of holes to allow the water to be spun away from the clothes into the outer drum by centrifugal force. Spin speeds vary but rarely exceed 1600rpm. There are also a number of paddles that encourage the water to force its way into ever part of the garment.

The machine is traditionally controlled by a mechanical programmer but today has largely been replaced by electronics. The various programs will draw water, wash, rinse and spin at different times to maximise the power of the detergent. The thermostat controls the temperature of the water instructing the heater to increase the temperature to the required level. The water pump is used to exhaust the water to the stand pipe or into the household plumbing system by other means.

Washing machines have now been around for some time and have become increasingly sophisicated. Why not use our search filters to find exactly what you want? We offer great choices from well known nationally known manufacturers. You may wish to order a LG or MIele washing machine when the original need was to replace a old Hotpoint basic model. Modern washing machines can offer so much more at very keen prices which have dropped in real time today giving our customers the widest choice of models at a price they can afford.

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