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Filters for washing machines for water

Washing machine water filtersIn the modern market for household appliances, there are many models of washing machines made by various manufacturers. They are in great demand. After all, the use of machines is the easiest and most convenient way to wash dirty laundry. And despite the fact that the creators of these machines continue to improve them, they still remain vulnerable to various external and internal factors.

Hard water with various impurities that enters the machine from the water supply can reduce the quality of the wash and cause breakdowns. One of the most common malfunctions of washing machines in our country is the failure of the heating element (TENA). It is this detail that is responsible for heating water to the temperature necessary for washing things. But when using low-quality water that flows through the water pipes of most cities in Russia, the inside of the machine is covered with scale.

It is because of this that the heater breaks down. In order to avoid this, you can use a filter to purify water. It can be used for the entire apartment so that all the water used in your home is cleaned. You can also use the filter only for the machine. In this case, you will need to install it on a separate pipe, which leads only to the machine or use special filters designed only for washing and dishwashers in bad water.


One of the cheapest types of filter for rough cleaning fluid is a polyphosphate filter. It is also called salt. It is better to install it only for the machine, and not for all water pipes. It works as follows:

  1. Water passes through the filter.
  2. Sodium polyphosphate crystals gradually dissolve under the influence of a liquid.
  3. A certain chemical reaction occurs.
  4. The internal parts of the washing machine in contact with water are coated with a film that protects them from scale.

There are also other types of filters. For example, magnetic filters for washing machines for water. They are considered to be more environmentally friendly than the type of filter that we described above. They also have a long service life and a good margin of efficiency. You can apply this type of filter not only for a washing machine, but also for all water pipes in an apartment or a country house.

How does he work? The water passing through it is affected by a magnetic field. It helps to dissolve some chemical elements. It is precisely those that make water more rigid and, accordingly, directly affect the formation of scale during heating of the heating element. Thus, the water that has been cleaned with a magnetic filter becomes softer. By the way, it is believed that in softer water for washing you need less detergent. That is, using a similar filter, you will not only save the machine from a breakdown of the heating element, but you can also save a little on washing powder.

Integrated water purification filters are also on sale. After processing with such a filter, you can immediately drink water. However, it is quite expensive. And we do not recommend installing it only for drinking water.


Installing a washing machine water filterYou can install the filter for the machine yourself. You do not need to use any complex tools for this. You will have enough of an ordinary wrench. A special filter for washing machines is mounted in front of the inlet hose. If you already have a washing machine installed, then do the following:

  1. Shut off the water supply by turning the tap to the required position.
  2. Unscrew the inlet hose from the branch pipe to which it is attached.
  3. Screw in place the filter for water purification.
  4. Screw the inlet hose onto the filter.
  5. Everything. Washable!

The filter uses standard threads that fit three-quarter of an inch pipe. The same thread applies to the hose of the washing machine. Therefore, no problems should arise. If, despite the simplicity of the whole process, you do not want to do it yourself, then contact any plumber. Such work should not be expensive, since it is simple and takes only 5 minutes. The quality of the water treatment will depend on how good the filter you bought and how badly the tap water is contaminated. Which enters your apartment.


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  1. Gravatar Mike Mike:

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