How Does a Washing Machine Work? A Simple Explanation
Washing machines clean clothes by combining the correct wash action, amount of water, water temperature and detergent to tackle everyday soils. Front and top load washers use lifters, agitators or impellers to move the load in the washer tub while detergent and water at the ideal temperature help remove and lift soils from clothes.
Discover how a washer works by understanding how wash action differs in impeller and agitator models, as well as top-load and front-load washers. Also learn about the impact that water temperature has on different types of stains and how detergent, including HE, can help get clothes clean.
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