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Washing Machine is becoming one of the most essential appliances in the home. Some people just want a simple washing machine which gets the job done, others are looking for an appliance with more advanced features like if it offers prewash and dry cycles. Some things to consider are which loading type, wash programs and capacity you require.


What you need to know before buying a washing machine

Washing machines have become essential gadgets in modern day life. Buying one not only allows you to save time and effort in washing clothes, you will earn the eternal gratitude of your household help/maid if you do employ one to do your laundry! Before you buy any appliance it is important to assess the utility, functionality and budget so that your need is well defined. Specific to washing machines, factors to consider are – the size of your laundry, frequency of usage, type of clothes, the available space, noise the machine makes etc to narrow your search. Energy and water saving is another important factor that impacts the total cost of ownership of the appliance...

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How to clean your front load washing machine

In spite of being new on the home appliance market the front load washing machine is generally preferred for its competent cleaning of clothes, energy and water usage efficiency. As the washers make use of less water and energy they has a greater chance of accumulating mildew, mold and detergent residue in their nooks and crannies especially in the rubber seal on the inside of the door and the drum. A front loader that is not regularly cleaned can cause freshly washed laundry to smell of mold. This disadvantage can be easily overcome simply by keeping the washer clean. Merely wiping the interiors of the washer or by using extra detergent and running the machine to its maximum on the hottest cycle does not seem to solve the problem....

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How to clean your top load washing machine

Any appliance maintained spotlessly clean not only looks aesthetically pleasing to the eye but also helps in increasing its life. Paradoxically, a machine that cleans your soiled clothes also needs to be cleaned as it could harbor mildew and mold in perfectly hidden places and odors that may cling to its walls and transfer over to your laundry. The cleaning process and the quantity of cleanser required varies slightly depending on the type of washing machine. Let us help you clean up your top load washing machine...

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Design

Wash System

This feature provides the best cloth rollover, giving you the most uniform cleaning using a dynamic scrubbing method.

Drum Type

The drum can be made of :-

  • Plastic : Plastic tubs are more durable than enamel ones which can chip and rust. They are cheaper than stainless steel.
  • Porcelain-enamel: Porcelain are cheaper.
  • Stainless steel : These are the best as they are the most durable and can withstand high spin speeds.
  • Installation Type

    Freestanding is the most commonly used washing machine. They can be fitted anywhere or left standing on their own at the place you want and attach it to a waste pipe to drain the water.

    Washing Machine Type

    There are two types of washing machines

  • Fully Automatic : In this type of washing machine no manual intervention is required because you just need to add the laundry manually and rest of the work is done automatically. Fully automatic machines can either be front loading or top loading.
  • Semi Automatic : This is the most commonly used washing machines in India. As the name shows it's a partially automatic machine.This type of machines are generally top loading because they have two separate tubs for washing and drying. In this type of washing machine you have to add the required amount of water manually. Also the washed clothes from the washer tub to spin tub needs to be added manually.
  • Loading Type

    There are two types of loading:

  • Front Loading: It allows you to add the laundry by opening the door which requires slightly more space than the top loading machines. If your laundry room is small in space, this washer can be stacked.The space required to open the door may vary with the door opening angle which is normally 90 to 180 degree.
  • Top Loading: In this type of loading you have to add your laundry from the top. Some top-loading machines still provide you the freedom of adding laundry even after the cycle has started.The door can be detachable or fixed in this type of loading unlike front loading washing machines.

  • Features

    Speech Technology

    This technology guides user during the entire washing process, gives demo and safety guidelines and alerts you in case of any operating errors as well. This is available in two languages : Hindi and English.

    Activ Wash Plus

    This washing machine’s Activ Wash+ system includes a small sink, which gives a convenient and unique space to hand-wash delicate items or small clothes and can also pre-wash heavily soiled clothes.

    Laundry Add Option

    This feature lets you add laundry even after wash cycle has started.This feature is rarely found in front loading machines unlike top loading machines.

    Aqua Energie

    This feature turns hard water to soft that dissolves the detergent better and increases the life of your washing machine.IT is also used to rdeuce the scaling of components.

    3D scrub technology

    It adds dynamic movement to the water and you get dirt free, fresh laundry anytime. During rinsing, fresh 360 degree moving water penetrates deep into the clothes to wash off all traces of detergent.

    Aqua Store

    This feature is useful in areas with erratic water supply.Here the washing machine stores water till the required level whenever there is an adequate supply.

    Smart Check

    The Smart Check automatic error detection system detects and diagnoses errors and provides easy troubleshooting solutions using a smartphone Application.

    Aqua Spa

    This feature gives spa treatment to your clothes where it sprays clothes with water, soaks them thoroughly and gives us dirt free clothes.

    Smart Features

    Features to help in everyday washing needs

    Child Lock

    The washing machine will not be able to be opened by children when the machine is locked, a great safety feature.

    Fuzzy Logic

    Sensors continuously check varying conditions inside the machine and accordingly adjust operations for the best wash results. As there is no specific standard for this functionality, different machines may perform in different way.

    Spin Speeds

    This is the speed in which the washing machine will spin for drying your clothes during the cycle. The larger the spin speed the more water will be expelled during a cycle. Spin speeds are measures in revolutions per minute (RPM).It is the washing machine's fastest spin speed. Normally the spin speed is 1000 or 1200 rpm and the fastest spin speed can be 1400 to 1800 rpm but a washing machine with a slightly faster spin speed than the normal speed does not make much difference in drying clothes but the time required to remove water from clothes may vary with the spin speeds.

    Auto Balance System

    The auto balance system automatically stabilizes the load in the drum and then continues washing. So,this balance system prevents our clothes from wearing out or tearing during the wash.


    Wash Programs

    Intensive Wash

    A more thorough wash which is ideal for heavily soiled clothing

    Memory Backup

    Memory backup feature allows to save current wash settings for use later.

    Prewash

    This cycle is ideal for soaking and washing heavily soiled items. You would usually put detergent into both the prewash section and the main wash section of the detergent drawer in two stages so the clothes get washed twice.

    Quick 30

    A rapid wash feature which is great for lightly soiled clothing or when you are in a hurry

    Rinse Hold

    This feature prevents your clothes from creasing while they lie in the machine. It is useful while washing delicate clothes like synthetic,silks, etc. which tend to crease more and need to be removed immediately after the spin cycle is over. As the name shoes this functionality does not allow the water to drain from the drum after the end of the spin cycle. It is upto the user to empty the drum, the rinse hold button can be pressed again and the machine will start draining the water and proceeds the drying cycle.

    Rinse Plus

    Rinse Plus feature gives your laundry extra rinse-time to make sure that all detergent is rinsed away.

    Air Dry

    In Air dry function hot air is thrown over the clothes while the drum is processing drying cycle.

    Wool

    A wool cycle reduces the speed in which the drum spins making sure clothing is not stretched.


    Asthetics

    Inner Drum Material

    The drum can be made of :-

  • Plastic : Plastic drums are more durable than enamel ones, which can chip and rust. They are cheaper than stainless steel.
  • Porcelain-enamel: Porcelain are cheaper.
  • Stainless steel : These are the best as they are the most durable and can withstand high spin speeds.

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