17th January 2023
The type of materials used to make cheaper washing machines, compared to more expensive ones, can differ significantly. Below is a list of washing machine materials that don’t usually come with cheaper machines.
An inverter motor
This is a type of motor that turns or rotates by magnetic induction. An inverter motor doesn’t make any contact or create any friction with any part of the washing machine. This results in less vibration and less noise. They are also more energy-efficient as they provide maximum power with less electricity consumption.
Inverter motors are not found on cheaper machines as they are more expensive to manufacture and are usually made from higher-quality materials. This can make them more reliable and durable, giving them a longer lifespan and meaning they will need to be replaced less quickly.
Extra recirculating pump
This helps your machine to drain water more efficiently. The pump recirculates the water around your machine and ensures your washing is thoroughly cleaned. Cheaper machines often compromise the materials of the pump to save money.
The bearings are metal rings that support the rotation of your washing machine’s drum. Cheaper bearings can result in a loud washing machine and the drum may spin unevenly. The bearings of your machine come under a lot of pressure and lower-quality bearings are more likely to become damaged.
A stainless steel drum
Cheaper machines may have drums made of plastic or lower-quality steel. A stainless steel drum ensures your clothes are washed efficiently, without causing any damage to them. Stainless steel is also much more durable, meaning it is likely to last longer. A cheaper washing machine may also come with a smaller drum, meaning you can wash fewer clothes at one time.