Front Loading Washing Machines Vs Top Loading Washing Machines

By | July 18, 2011

Top loading washing machines contains a lid at the top of the machine and internal agitator that spins on a vertical axis to churn the water and clean the laundry. Top loading washers use a big agitator that forces clothes back and forth through soapy water, and then again through clean water to rinse out detergent. In these machines, the tub spins vertically. One of the advantages of the front loading washing machines is that they are less expensive than top loaders. They are also much better for the house owners who have bending or kneeling difficulties because these machines can be loaded from the top. Any type of detergent can be used with the top loading washing machine and front loading washing machine requires specific type of detergent.

They clean clothes by lifting them to the top of the tub and dropping them back into the water. They work best with low foaming, high efficiency detergent. Most significant benefit of the front loading washing machine is that it is high energy efficient than the top loader. A front loader requires only a third of that amount because its drum is set horizontally in the machine. The front loading machine’s spin mechanism can reach up to 1,000 rpm, as opposed to the standard top loader’s average 650 rpm. Because of the gravity used to clean the clothes in the front loaders, it saves clothing form wear and tear, extends the life of clothing. Other benefit of the front loaders is that you can also drop the clothes in to machine even after the machine is turned on.