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Consumer Electronics by S. P. Bali

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TYPES OF WASHING MACHINES

Washing machines are mainly of three types, namely washer, semi-automatic and automatic. Washers are single tub machines that only wash. Since washers don't have the facilities for drying the clothes, these cost less than semi-automatic and fully automatic machines.

In semi-automatic machine, Fig. 51.8, the controls are not fully automatic and manual intervention is required.

In fully automatic machines, Fig. 51.9, no manual intervention is required during the washing process. For automatic machines, programs have to be selected and set by the user prior to the start of washing cycle. Sensors sense the wash load and decide the program ideal for washing the clothes, water level, time required to wash, number of rinses ...

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