Washing machines are heavy. This is due to concrete blocks inside. If the drum wasn’t weighted down it would bang violently from side to side, and try to burst up through the lid during spin. Modern washing machines usually have 2 drum weights inside. One on top of the drum, and one either underneath or... continue reading.
Articles tagged with, "Whitegoodshelp Comment".
These are all the articles tagged with, "Whitegoodshelp Comment", which are essentially the articles containing more of my personal opinion than usual. This opinion is informed by over 30 years in all aspects of the trade.
I’ve written many articles about our consumer rights under the sale of goods act. How we are fobbed off by retailers falsely claiming there’s nothing they can do once an appliance is out of guarantee. But the sale of goods act has always struck me as being quite hard on retailers. I wouldn’t be surprised... continue reading.
This is my third article about what the individual sections on washing machine energy labels actually mean. It also looks at how useful they may or not be. (Links to the previous articles at the bottom of this article). Washing performance This is a rating from A to G, the same as the energy efficient... continue reading.
We pay a fair bit extra for a washing machine with a slightly faster spin. Is there an optimum spin speed, and anything faster is unnecessary? – Or is it a case of the faster the better? If it’s the latter, how come the spin speeds just keep creeping up 100 rpm at a time?... continue reading.
Which? have just investigated wash temperatures on washing machines, I’m not sure why they thought to, but they’ve discovered something which on the face of it is very surprising and puzzling. What they’ve discovered is that many washing machines do not reach anywhere near 60 degrees on a 60 degree wash. After a little thought... continue reading.
A lot of people want to know if Calgon (or similar anti limescale products) really works. More importantly do washing machines really “last longer with Calgon” as their adverts insist they do? The short answer is clearly the products must work as advertised. They will help prevent limescale, but you shouldn’t really need anything other... continue reading.