Washing machine

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A front-loading washing machine.

A washing machine is a machine that washes dirty clothes. It contains a barrel into which the clothes are placed. This barrel is filled with water, and then rotated very quickly to make the water remove dirt from the clothes. Most washing machines are made so that detergent (liquids or powders) can be put into the machine. These can help make the clothes cleaner.

Washing machines often use technology to change how you want to wash.

Types of washing machines[change | change source]

There are two main types of washing machines.

A top load washing machine.

Front Load[change | change source]

There are front load machines, where you put the clothes in the front.

Top load[change | change source]

There are also top load machines, where you put the clothes into the top.

An example of a stacked configuration.

Stacked[change | change source]

Sometimes a washing machine and a clothes dryer are put together. The washing machine is usually on the bottom of the stack. It can be front load or top load.

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