A washer, or washing machine,  is a household machine used to wash loads of laundry, such as clothing or other textiles. A washing machine primarily uses water to wash clothing, as opposed to dry cleaning or ultrasonic cleaners. Washers generally use a combination of laundry detergents and hot or cold water to allow for different types of stains and soils to be cleaned from the clothes.

Most washers consist of a smaller inner drum, larger outer drum, paddles, and an agitator. Washers consist of three components of a wash cycle: The wash, rinse, and spin. During the wash cycle, Hot and cold water enter through pipes near the top, passing through the detergent tray and flushing the detergent into the machine. Then, a large plastic agitator turns around, moving your clothes through the water to create an even dispersion of detergent and water. Once in the rinse cycle, the machine dispenses of the dirty water and soap, and then releases clean water while the drum rotates to rinse the articles. Finally, during the spin cycle, the washer’s inner drum rotates at an extremely fast speed to remove an excess water, and moisture.

Washers need proper attention and maintenance to insure longevity and efficiency. Contact F&A Appliance Repair today with your repair needs!