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How much does a washing machine weigh?

How much does a washing machine weighWhat is the first thing we pay attention to when choosing a washing machine. That's right, on her characteristics. Firstly, this is the amount of linen loaded. Secondly, this is the class of the washing machine itself, by which it is possible to determine the number of revolutions during the spin cycle, how much electricity is consumed and so on.

Somewhere in the middle of the necessary criteria when choosing a washing machine is its specific gravity. Why does the consumer not pay so much attention to this factor? Because this factor is not so significant.

It should be taken into account if you have to travel frequently from one place to another. Or transporting the washing machine takes a long way. In addition, many live in high-rise buildings with small elevators. Only in this case we begin to wonder how much our washing machine weighs.

What factors determine the weight of the washing machine?

For clarity, it should be clarified that the minimum weight of a conventional automatic type washing machine is about thirty kilograms. The maximum weight of existing washing machines was one hundred kilograms.

Externally, washing machines can be exactly the same, but with a more detailed study of them, it becomes clear that having the appearance of the same dimensions, the weight of different washing machines varies.

A washing machine consists of many metal products. Metal, as you know, can have a different specific gravity.

The metal construction of the machine made of stainless steel will be much heavier than its counterparts made of polymeric materials (plastic).

Which is better light or heavy washing machine?

LibraMany people face such a problem when, when spinning the laundry, the car begins to shake it in the best case, and in the worst case, your washing machine literally “jumps” throughout the room, as far as the wire and hoses allow.

For this reason, many manufacturers weight the machine artificially. This is achieved by adding counterweights to the tank of the machine. They are arranged in pairs above and below the tank. Such heavy balancers prevent shaking of the washing machine itself, both during washing and during spinning. Ideally by weight, they should be heavier than the recommended weight for loading wet laundry into the washing machine.

Recently, however, manufacturers are increasingly focusing on the choice of electronic auto-balancing. It is achieved by changing the engine speed of the washing machine itself. This method is not entirely convenient for the general characteristics of the washing machine. Therefore, it is too early to abandon artificial metal balancing.


how many should a washing machine ideally weigh? For starters, the advantages and disadvantages of heavy-duty washing machines.

Dignity: the main advantage of heavy weight is the stability of the washing machine during washing and spinning, therefore, its service life is extended.

Disadvantage:if you need frequent moving from one place to another, a weighted washing machine is not convenient for transportation.
The ideal weight for a washing machine is a weight of 55 to 80 kilograms.


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