1600rpm washing machines relate to the speed that the washing machine drum rotates in order to remove water at the end of the cycle, Ebac offer 1400rpm and 1600rpm washing machine options.
Through the research that we’ve done – we’ve found the difference between a 1200rpm and a 1600rpm machine is that the 1600rpm extracts about double the amount of water.
Between 1600rpm and 1400rpm, there’s about a 50% increase in the amount of water released. When you go above 1600rpm to 1800rpm the amount of water extracted is minimal, maybe only 5 or 6% more. So we feel that 1600rpm really is the optimal speed to remove water from your laundry, and make it as dry as possible when the programme finishes.
Now speed is only one element of removing water from your laundry – the other critical factor is the number and size of the holes in the drum. The more holes and the bigger size, then obviously the weaker the drum. So you have to balance maximising the drainage capability of the drum with the strength and durability.
Ebac have this researched and perfected it. We have around 3600 holes in the drum with an optimal size and a special pattern that maximises the drainage. That combined with the 1600rpm removes a huge amount of water from the laundry and lets it come out almost dry.
A common issue with spinning, 1600 spin washing machines and all those speeds is when the load goes out of balance. Imagine that the drum isn’t full and the washing machine tries to spin at 1600rpm, but the laundry is sitting on one side of the drum and not the other so it’s not balanced.
When the washing machine starts to speed up to the 1600 spin speed, the weight on one side of the drum causes the drum to vibrate and could damage the machine. The clever technology inside the Ebac washing machines monitors the balance in order to protect the washing machine, the drum and bearings and your clothes – by slowing down the washing machine to an acceptable level so that it doesn’t damage the machine.
It obviously tries to correct the balancing so it pushes the drum right and left to try and balance it but if it is unable to balance it then only spins at the speed that is safe to do so.
The result is that your laundry isn’t is dry as it would be otherwise and sometimes can be wet, but the machine is doing it for good reasons: to protect and preserve the longevity of your machine.