Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Front Load Washer | Clothes Still Wet | Leveling and Balance

Front load washers are more efficient, using just 13 gallons of water verses 35 gallons for a typical top load machine. Front load machines use less energy. Front load machines also cause less wear on clothes. However, occasionally, consumers may comment on longer wash times, increased washer vibration or movement, clothes coming out wet, or that washer paused and consumer had to restart.

Clothes coming out too wet
1. Adjust out-of-balance load. It is best to washer similar fabrics in reasonable amounts for best results.
2. An extremely heavy load can lower the wash basket below the drain pump inlet resulting in wet clothes (water in basket during spin).

Clothes coming out Damp
1. Many washers spin at 2 different speeds ranges based on load and balance. A slower speed spin will cause clothes to retain more moisture.

Long Wash Times
1. Select SpeedWash set on Normal Soil for fastest possible wash cycle. Wash similar fabrics together to reduce the number of rebalances.
2. Depending on the wash cycle selected, initial wash cycle time estimates vary from 40 minutes for the shortest cycle to nearly 3 hours for the longest cycle. In addition, out-of-balance load rebalancing can add as much as 63 minutes to a given cycle. Adjust an out-of-balance load to minimize rebalances and shorten overall wash cycle time. It is best to wash similar fabrics in reasonable amounts for best results.
3. Legs out of adjustment. Each of the 4 legs should be adjusted to carry equal weight to reduce rebalancing.
4. Too much or wrong detergent creating excess foam and triggering pressure switch. During Washer, if the machine determines there is too much foam, it will stop rotating the basket and turn on both the drain pump and the water valve to flush excess suds. The pump may run for an extended period of time until foam level drops below the machine set-point. This can add an hour or more to the cycle time.

Re Leveling the Washer
1. Ensure the unit is level and all four leveling legs are properly adjusted and securely on the floor. The objective is for each of the four legs to carry equal weight, four on the floor. As little as ¼ or ½ turn on a single leveling leg can be significant. A helpful quick check is to place your left hand on the top left front corner and your right hand on the top rear corner. Then, push the washer in the direction of your hands and note force required to remove the weight from the front leg. Now, reverse hands, right in top right front corner and lift in top left rear corner and not the force required to remove weight from the front leg. The two forces should be equal.

Why does the washer move?
1. Both the front load washer and pedestal are made o move. They absorb the energy from spinning to reduce vibration. If they were rigid, and did not move, they would hammer the floor as the basket spins.
2. Top load washers vibrate side-to-side and front-to-back. Front load washers vibrate up and down. While accelerating into spin, the legs on one side push harder on the floor and the other side push less. This force can be very large. A load of clothes and the machine together could weigh 400 to 500 lb.
3. Front load washers are more efficient using just 13 gallons of water verses 35 gallons for a top load machine. Front load machines have a shorter dryer time and use less energy. Front load machines cause less wear on clothes; however, Front load washers vibrate more in spin. Front load washers can spin at more than 1000 rpm verses just 500-500 rpm for top load washers.
4. Below 12 rpm, the front load washer cannot calculate or adjust to out-of-balance load conditions. The solution to a slow speed vibration issue is to adjust or change the load. It is best to washer similar fabrics in reasonable amounts for best results.
5. Front load washer must be level for the dispenser to work properly.
6. Each of the four front load washer legs must carry approximately equal weight to minimize movement and vibration.
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