About the washing machine
Thinking about life-changing actual technologies, you most likely think of improvements in communication, medicine, or computing. But have you ever thought about the modest yet so useful washing machine?
When was the last time you decided to wash your clothes by hand? Well, as you probably know, a washing machine is one of the most significant technology in people’s homes. It became hugely widespread in the 20th century, and since then, we can’t imagine our life without one.
Because, how our daily choirs would be done, if we wouldn’t have a washing machine by our side? Worldwide, it is responsible for bringing people an unexpected amount of freedom, it’s also dubbed as a “time-saving machine” influencing our lives massively.
As Ha-Joon Chang, an economist from the Cambridge University, stated: “The washing machine changed the world more than the Internet.”, let’s explore it and find out more about this brilliant technology, and learn how to best take care of it.
How does a washing machine work?
The washing machine concept is not complicated at all. It stirs your dirty clothes in a soapy, cream-like liquid and adds water to remove the stains and dirt before starting to spin to drain the water after each cycle chosen.
The most significant components a washing machine has is an internal drum, paddles, agitator, the outer drum, a thermostat, a pump, the programmer, pipes and valves. The internal drum is where you put your clothes, and the process of washing begins.
Paddles will help the drum to move your clothes around, while the agitator stirs the clothes around in the soapy liquid. As for the outer drum, its function is to keep water to leak all over your kitchen or bathroom.
The thermostat, also known as the heating element, manages the right temperature of the water and warms it up to a selected temperature.
Also, a pump is responsible for removing all the water from the drum after a wash is over, while the pipes and valves let the water in an out of the washer. Finally, the programmer is where you do all the work by picking the way you want to wash your clothes.
Take care of your washing machine
Only the thought at your washing machine breaking scares you. Also, all the steps that you should do to repair it stress you enough to be more careful and take care of your washing machine.
But what should we do to avoid any issue and which are the best ways to clean it properly?