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Washing Machine

A washing machine (laundry machine, clothes washer, or washer) is a machine to wash laundry, such as clothing and sheets. The term is mostly applied to machines that use water as opposed to dry cleaning (which uses alternative cleaning fluids, and is performed by specialist businesses) or ultrasonic cleaners.


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GE Unitized Spacemaker GTUN275EMWW 3.4 DOE cu ft Washer 5.9 cu. ft. Electric Dryer White "OUT OF BOX"

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It has following features Stainless steel wash basket Long-lasting stainless steel finish resists rust and will not chip, peel or snag garments Power STAR® qualified Meets or exceeds federal suggestions for energy efficiency for year-round power and cash savings two wash/spin speed combinations.

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Washing Machine Buying Advice


The market is filled with loads of washing machines of various sizes manufactured by various brands. In this case it is often difficult to choose one washing machine that is best suited to one's needs. Before buying any product the first thing to be considered is personal requirements. Depending on our requirements we then need to narrow down our search and finally arrive upon one machine. Here are a few tips a consumer needs to consider before buying any washing machine.


Types of Washing Machines


There are two types of washing machines: - front loading and top loading. If you are considering a washing machine that is to be placed beneath your kitchen counter then front loading is the best choice, however if you are looking for a narrower machine. Compared to the front loaders the top loaders consume more power and water, however they have larger capacities.


Wash Load capacities


The wash load capacity determines the load the machine can handle for one single wash. It is advisable to use the machine to its full load capacity for optimum energy conservation. There are three categories as per the wash load capacity of a washing machine.


Machines with less than 5 kg are best suited for small families with one or two members


Machines between 5 to 7 kg are best suited for families with about 3 to 5 members.


Machines with more than 7 kg are suited for large families.


Spin Speeds


The spin speed of a washing machine determines the speed at which the machine will spin the clothes to remove the water while washing and drying it. It is measured in revolutions per seconds (rpm). Most of washing machines only determine the maximum spin speed capability of the machine. A higher spin speed is required for cotton clothes while a lower spin speed is suited for synthetics and delicate clothes. Users need to check for the option to vary the spin speed so that the machine can be used with all types of clothes.


1000 to 1800 rpm is the higher speed required for cotton clothes


400 to 800 rpm is the lower speed required for synthetic and delicate clothes


Wash Programmes


Users need to check out the various wash programmes provided. The main ones are hand wash, wool wash, delicate wash, silk wash, quick wash and anti-crease option. The secondary ones are pre-wash, intensive wash, extra rinse, economy wash, anti-bacterial wash etc.


Many new washing machines include a Fuzzy Logic programme in which users only need to add clothes in the washing machine and then the in-built sensors selects the correct settings as per the requirements of the clothes.




Efficiency is usually rated on a scale of A-G where A is the highest and G is the lowest. Thus a A rated machine will offer maximum efficiency compared to a G rated one which offers the least.


Such ratings are provided for each washing machine on the basis of energy consumption, water consumption and drying capability. The best ones are usually the AAA rated ones which offer the highest efficiency for energy, washing and drying.


Wash Temperatures


Different types of clothes are to be washed at different temperatures; for example silk and delicate clothes cannot be washed at high temperatures, while cotton clothes are cleaned better if set at a higher temperature. Thus it would be better if the washing machine comes with a few temperature settings that can be used for different types of clothes. Most of the washing machines provide at-least 3 to 4 wash temperatures e.g. 30°, 60°, 90° etc.


Amazing History Of The Washing Machine


The early washing machines were nothing like what we have today. The scrub board was invented in 1797 and began a race to develop a washing machine that was bigger and better. James King broke ground in 1851 with a washing machine, the first of its kind, to use a drum. Although it was still hand powered, King's model did resemble the modern washing machine. The rotary machine was patented by Hamilton Smith in 1858. The rotary washing machine gave way to the Thor washing machine which was invented by Alva J. Fisher. It was a drum type washing machine that had a galvanized tub and even an electric motor. It was introduced to the public in 1908 by the Hurley Machine Company of Chicago, Illinois. The patent was issued in 1910.


Maytag, Whirlpool and Schulthess


F.L. Maytag began manufacturing farm implements in Newton, Iowa as the Maytag Corporation in 1893. His business lagged in the winter so he decided to boost his winter product line by offering a wooden tub washing machine that he introduced in 1907. Eventually, his washing machine business became his primary business and he soon took it to a full time level.


The Upton Machine Company started out in 1911 and eventually became the Whirlpool Corporation. Upton was founded in St. Joseph, Michigan and produced wringer washers that were electric motor driven.


In 1909, the Schulthess Group began producing their first washing machines. In fact, it was the Schulthess Group that was the backing for a washer invented in 1949 that used a punched card control. Production of Europe's first automatic washing machines began in 1951 and in 1978 production began for the first microchip controlled automatic washing machines.


From Wash Tub to Washing Machine


Laundry washing was once a true chore. Women heated water and scrubbed clothing on a wash board, sweating and straining. It was hard labor. However, as the industrial age took hold and various inventions began to make life easier and less of a struggle, the washing machine began to evolve as well. About the time that the first automobiles were being developed, washing machines were being automated. This would change the way that women carried out their days because they no longer were required to slave away the day over laundry.


As time wore on and the patent office piles up with patents, the world saw a variety of washing machines and some significant benchmarks for their progress:


* 1691 - First English patent issued for washing and wringing machine

* 1797 - First United States patent issued to Nathaniel Briggs for clothes washing (fire destroyed the patent office, thus destroying all descriptions and information on it)

* 1908 - First electric washing machine is mass produced

* 1928 - In the United States, sales for washing machines increased, hitting 913,000 units

* 1934 - The first Laundromat opened in Fort Worth, Texas

* 1937 - First automatic washing machine introduced by Bendix

* 1947 - First top loading washing machine introduced by General Electric


Washing machines nowadays have advanced to such a degree that they basically do everything themselves. All the operator has to do is put the clothes in the washer, select the temperature and wash settings and go about their business. There is a washing machine for virtually every need from water economy to tackling tough stains. Washers now are available in top loading and front loading; apartment size, regular capacity or large capacity and even industrial capacity. There is now a washing machine that fits nearly every need, desire and space.