All drum sizes are not equal Before looking into different drum capacities, an important point is that you can’t necessarily assume that they are all the same. If you take a dozen washing machines with the same drum capacity you would think you could fit in exactly the same amount of laundry in them all.... continue reading.
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Washing machine drum sizes were the same for decades, but now we have several to choose from. You would think the biggest is the best, but not necessarily. Back in 1976 when I first started repairing washing machines, all the drums were about 4 ½ kg. By today’s standards they were painfully small. What are... continue reading.
This is a rough and ready guide and summary of cold fill verses hot fill washing machines. In the early days all washing machines were hot and cold fill but now they are mostly cold fill only. I have a more in depth article on why washing machines are now only cold fill and the... continue reading.
This article is a pros and cons summary for my more in depth article asking – washer-dryer or separate washing machine and dryer – which is the best? The contents of this article were originally squeezed into the side bar of the first article because it was too big to fit in the main section,... continue reading.
It’s hard to believe that anyone could make a washing machine these days that didn’t wash laundry properly. I can easily understand how they might make one that’s just poor quality and unreliable. But surely it’s very simple to make them at least wash laundry properly during their short life? It’s not rocket science, they... continue reading.
The short answer is that some models seem to be, but according to Which? at least one is not. Samsung have created a new technology for washing machines called EcoBubble, which they claim, “improves wash performance, reduces energy consumption and saves money”. How does it work and what are the main claims? In plain language,... continue reading.