Friday, 3 August 2018

Know Certain Aspects About Front Loading Washing Machines Before Buying



Despite having cost disadvantage against its cousin the top loading washing machines, sale of front loading machine is also picking up fast. As per the consumer feedback front loading machines can clean the best and that too without damaging the clothes much. Its performance has been found to be much better than top loading washing machines.

In case you are planning to buy front loading washing machines of Whirlpool or any other brand, the following few things that you must know.

  1. It has longer washing cycle
As compared to top loading washing machines, the washing time of front loading machine is much longer. In normal wash cycle, its washing time may vary in the range of 60 to 120 minutes.

Some models of few different brands have developed few time-saving technique without compromising on the quality of washing, however as compared to top loading machines, it is much longer.

  1. This can handle small loads too
Most of the front-loading washing machines of different brands are of the capacity between 4.2 to 5.8 cubic feet and therefore many consumers often wonder whether such a big capacity of machine can handle smaller loads or not. There are no such issues at all as these machines cleans the clothes by lifting them up when the drum loaded with clothes turns and then the clothes are dropped in the water. The clothes do not remain inside the water like top loading washing machines.

Also, the amount of water is adjusted depending upon the size of the load that you are going to wash. So, there is no problem in washing smaller amount of clothes.

  1. Front loaders can be stacked in order to save space
Most of the standard washing machines of front loading type of Samsung or any other brand are usually 27 inches wide. Few other models can be little wider by 2 to 3 inches more. Their depth and height can also vary as high as 11 inches. If you check various brands of washing machines with front loading type, it has a matching dryer on the top as it can be accommodated with less floor space. However, some of the models of front loading washing machines cannot be stacked.

  1. Vibration is not much of concern
In the earlier models of front loading washing machines, vibration was a bigger problem as its drum rotates and spins faster in order to extract water. At the same time the drum rotates in horizontal axis like dryer. Therefore, its vibrations are transferred to floor.

However, now most of the manufacturers have made improvements in this aspect and by using much better components, they have been successful to reduce vibration. In case your machine is vibrating more then check it’s levelling and make sure that all its feet are in good contact with the floor.

  1. Mould developments are concern
Mould and odours are concern for all type of washing machines and particularly front-loading machines are more susceptible to moulds. Therefore, all manufacturers provide various instructions to users so that mould formation can be taken care of.

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