Washing Machines

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Jargon Busters - Washing Machines

Agitator: The device inside a top load machine that moves the clothing around. Traditionally top load machines have had a centre column standing vertically inside, however more top load machines now come without this central column.

Combination Washer/Dryer: A unit that contains both a washing machine and a dryer in a single device.

Delicate Cycle (or Gentle Cycle): A special setting that means the washing cycle will be gentler on clothes; it's specifically designed for fragile items.

Energy Rating: A score that shows how energy efficient a washing machine is.

Front Load Washing Powder: The special detergent you put in a front load washing machine.

Front Load: A washing machine where the door and design faces forwards and allows clothes to be loaded in from the front.

Load Capacity: The amount of dry clothes a washer can hold, usually measured in kilograms.

RPM: Rotations per minute. This tells you how fast a spin cycle is. The higher the number, the faster your clothes will be dried.

Spin Cycle: The part of a wash at the very end that spins the clothes around the drum using a centrifugal system to remove excess water.

Top Load: A machine that is loaded from a lid on the top of the unit.

WELS: Stands for Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme, which is the body that rates washers depending on how much water they use.

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