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Washing machines Front loader in external test 2019: efficient and comfortable household appliances

Display und Programme im Waschmaschine Frontlader TestIt is put into operation almost every day: whether it is the bed linen's turn, the towels are to be washed or the normal coloured linen needs cleaning. The washing machine front loader from the test is the favourite in comparison. With its typical porthole at the front, it can be loaded comfortably and does not take up too much space.

No matter whether the washing machine front loader is in the bathroom, fits into the kitchenette or whether there is a special storage room for laundry and cleaning utensils: The washing machine front loader is always easily accessible. Due to its design it can be integrated comparatively easily into the respective environment. Since the opening is at the front, there is room for the tumble dryer at the top. On a washing machine front loader from external Test 2019 this can be set up easily, which is not possible with a washing machine top loader.

When considering whether to place a dryer on the washing machine front loader , the following points must be observed.

  • The dimensions of the washing machine front loader must not be less than those of the tumble dryer.
  • To ensure that the washing machine does not “move” the front loader in the spin cycle, it is best to place it on an anti-slip mat.
  • An intermediate kit must be inserted between the front loader washing machine and the tumble dryer. You can find them at various online retailers under “Washing machine accessories” for about 20 to 50 Euro.

Attention: Laundry dryers with heat pumps must NOT be installed in small (or poorly ventilated) rooms due to the toxic coolant.

With condensation dryers, the moisture remains in the room. It is collected by the dryer in a small box and must be emptied manually. An analysis shows that moisture damage is more likely to occur than with an exhaust air dryer. With exhaust air dryers, however, you need an exhaust air hose to the outside. You should consider this after weighing the location of a washing machine front loader, if you want to install a tumble dryer.

If you combine both devices, it is easy to fill the clothes you have just washed directly from the washing machine front loader into the dryer. Typically a washing machine front loader has a volume of at least 6 kg. Thanks to the comparison table, it is clear that many models from the test even have a capacity of up to 8 kg or 9 kg of laundry. The modern comparison winners in the washing machine front loader test are also convincing in comparison due to their high energy efficiency. In the best case, this is shown by the energy efficiency class A+++, as the evaluation of the Internet tests shows.

When combined with a tumble dryer, it is best to ensure that the dryer has the same capacity as the washing machine front loader from the external tests. Otherwise you will have to load the dryer twice.

In order for the washing machine front loader to work really energy-saving, it is important not to fill it only half full. For the best possible efficiency they must be fully loaded. The calculation is based on electricity consumption/energy consumption and water consumption per kilogram of laundry.

What distinguishes a washing machine front loader?

Washing machine front loader Test: What is a washing machine front loaderToday's Washing machines front loaders are switched on several times a week for laundry washing. You have access to the drum through the front opening: this is where the laundry enters. The textiles are moved back and forth during the washing process. The detergent is distributed and all dirt particles are washed out.

This washing process provides in various practical tests for a high efficiency in the modern appliances from the washing machine front loader test. The washing water is drained through the drain hose. This is followed by rinsing out the laundry and spinning. Due to the high spin speed, the moisture from the textiles is reduced, so that the subsequent drying does not take up much time. However, the spin speed of the washing machine front loader can be varied so that fine laundry does not suffer.

The definition of a tested washing machine front loader first refers to the washing function. Inside the machine, the mechanical movement forces act on the textiles. On the other hand, the water mixes with the desired detergent. The adaptation of the washing functions to the current degree of soiling of the textiles as well as adequate water consumption lead to good efficiency in the experiment. At the same time, the test results in the product test are convincing with a good test score for the washing machine front loader.

Gorenje Display und Programs im Waschmaschine Frontlader TestThe different Washing machines Frontlader from manufacturers like AEG, Bauknecht, Siemens, Miele, Samsung, Beko and others are not only found in almost every household, but also in the cleaning trade. In comparison to the tested devices for private use, the filling quantity of a professional washing machine front loader is usually significantly larger. This demonstrates the particular advantage of the front opening, which enables safe and convenient loading and unloading of the machines.

The typical washing machine front loader from Online-Tests 2019 is a compact household appliance that can be built up stably. Due to the stability a high spin speed is possible. Even with increasing spin speeds, the washing machine front loader must not move during the test run. This is very important when the washing machine front loader is installed in the kitchen. In congruence to all tested models, it shows that the opening is at the front of the device.

The standard machine door is a porthole, which is made of shatterproof glass during practical tests. So you can take a look at the washing process while the washing machine front loader is in operation. The opening can be operated through the lever handle on the porthole. This makes it easy to put the laundry into the washing machine front loader and take it out again later. The Washing machine front loader Comparison winners are characterized by their tested practical operation as well as by their adaptability to the installation location.

This type of construction has already prevailed in modern washing machines for several decades. Therefore, a comparison showed that the washing machine front loader is the test winner and that there are devices of medium quality in more diverse designs than the top loaders. The last version has the laundry opening on the top
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How does a washing machine work Front loader?

Bauknecht im Waschmaschinen Frontlader TestThe washing machine Frontlader ensures a thorough cleaning of the laundry. Inside the washing machine, various forces, combined with water and detergent, ensure that the textiles are cleaned pore-deep in the Internet test during washing. Suitable washing products are available for different textiles. In addition, you can set various programs on the tested washing machine front loader . These are optimally matched to the properties of the fabrics and the degree of soiling of the laundry.

The online experiment deals, for example, with the duration of the washing process, the water temperature and the number of spin revolutions. In contrast to the top loader, the washing machine front loader is loaded from the front. This is the main difference between the two systems, despite the similarity of the other technical properties tested.

The hatch looks like a porthole and works with a stable lever mechanism. Usually it is a glass door that allows some visual control over the washing program. In comparison to the top loader, a tested washing machine front loader is often lower, so it fits better into the bathroom. The top loader can often be integrated precisely under the worktop of the kitchen unit.

Despite their compact design, the washer-extractors tested often have a larger filling volume. The wider design also supports quiet operation during the test run, even at high speeds. By reducing vibrations, the Washing machine front loader can be set up flexibly – be it in the bathroom, in the utility room, in the cellar or even in the kitchen. The actual washing function depends on the programs of the washing machine front loader. The users have the choice between simple devices with basic programs and the test winners of the washing machine front loader. The latter are equipped with extras such as a hand washing program, a refill system and similar innovations.

In the standard program, the laundry is moved back and forth by the movements of the drum, soaked in soapy water, rinsed later and more or less strongly spun as preparation for unloading and drying. The textiles will not drip too much if you remove them from the washing machine front loader.

Advantages & Application areas

Many washing machine front loaders can be set up freely, allowing flexible use. Some of them are a washing machine front loader which can be built underneath. Since the opening faces the front, it is easily possible to place the tested washing machine front loader in a cabinet prepared for it or to integrate it into the kitchen.

Who builds up his machine from the washing machine front loader Test or experiment as a single stand-alone device, can use the upper side to deposit various objects. The laundry basket is often placed on it as long as the laundry is in the machine. In other cases, users place the tumble dryer on the Washing machine front loader: This saves floor space when the units are placed side by side. Washing machine front loader Test: All advantages and disadvantages at a glanceMany manufacturers offer, compared to other companies, suitable kits to stabilize this structure.

The drum capacity of the washing machines front loaders is different from external tests. The smaller, tested devices can hold 5 kg of laundry, others can hold 8 kg or even 9 kg of laundry. In a commercial laundry you can find even bigger front loaders. However, the limit for models for private household use is a maximum of 10 kg.

The advantages of the best washing machine front loader from Internet tests are shown in the numerous possibilities when setting up. If necessary, the cover plate can be removed to install the unit under a worktop. In addition to stackability, simple loading is also convincing in the test. Especially smaller people have difficulties with top loaders, into which you literally have to dive to pick out the last small pieces of laundry.

With the washing machine front loader from Online-Test comparisons you only have to go to your knees to load it and empty it again after the wash cycle. The undermountable washing machines front loaders are partly available with different decors. It is also worth inspecting whether the cover plate can be dismantled. Compare different tests on the Internet.

If necessary, this top plate can also be used as a storage or work surface if the front loader is not installed. If you have relatively large quantities of laundry, then a model from Online Washing machine front loader tests is the better choice than the top loader.

The washing machine front loader has a larger capacity after checking in external tests. Due to its wider design, it is comparatively safer and can also be easily combined with a dryer. Standard dimensions of a Washing machine front loader from external Tests 2019 are 85 cm high and 60 cm wide with depth. These dimensions make it possible to accommodate the device in a space-saving manner. The tested washing machines with innovative technology, there are – according to analysis – some special features that make washing laundry in the washing machine front loader efficient and comfortable.

Among other things, some components are easier to replace or repair. In addition, there are suitable program functions for the tested washing machines for the various consumer requirements. Hand washing in the machine is just as possible as a special treatment for baby clothes. Other advantages of the front loaders, compared to a top loader, are their robustness and the often cheaper price.

When investigating the costs of a washing machine front loader, as with other household appliances, not only the purchase price plays a role, but also the repairs that can become due over time. In the test result and when the test marks were awarded, the susceptibility of the tested machines to repairs was naturally taken into account.

With an appliance from the online washing machine front loader tests you can, by the way, not only wash laundry. These machines are also very suitable for some other things. For example, these machines can be used for felting or dyeing textiles. You can test these properties directly in practice. If you are interested in these handicraft activities, you will also be familiar with the right programs for felting self-made wool products or for the production of colourful batik fabrics.

Should I buy a washing machine front loader from the test or a top loader?

While in the USA top loaders are mainly used in households, in Germany the washing machine front loader is the most commonly used. The purchase decision therefore also has a cultural component, as a study has shown. According to an investigation, most washing machine models available in Germany are front loaders.

Thus, in a comparison, the larger selection is already the first plus point of the models from the washing machine front loader test. Below you will find information about the advantages and disadvantages of both construction methods. Here you have the possibility to filter out one or the other similarity between the machines.

Advantages of a Washing Machine Front Loader

  • Better washing performance

When testing a product, it is of course difficult to provide a blanket evaluation. However, in external comparative tests carried out in 2016 between front loaders and top loaders, the washing machines' front loaders performed better overall in terms of washing performance. The washing performance of each individual appliance from the Online Washing Machine Front Loader Test can be best seen in the comparison table above.

  • Bigger selection

As already mentioned, according to a survey of German consumers, it is mainly washing machines with front loaders that are in demand. This is why manufacturers produce significantly more front loader models than top loaders. Consumers have a greater choice, as can be seen from the large number of models compared in the washing machine front loader test.

  • Substructure capability

Since the opening and operating elements of externally tested washing machines are located in the front area, the machine is suitable as a substructure model, e.g. in the kitchen unit. The cover plate is usually removed for this purpose.

  • Stacking

With an intermediate kit, a tumble dryer can be attached to the washing machine front loader tested on the Internet.

  • Decor and installation

To conceal the washing machine, front loaders from online tests on washing machines can be concealed behind a cabinet door or under decorative panels.

  • Covers

A cheap variant, for beautifying a washing machine front loader from external tests, are colorful plastic covers in various designs. The complete plastic covers are adjusted to the standard size and have an opening for the front loader flap. In accordance with the kitchen or bathroom furnishings, you can choose flower, underwater or leopard patterns, for example, according to your personal taste.

Disadvantages of a washing machine Front loader

  • Larger filling quantity

What may initially appear to be an advantage compared to a top loader may, on the other hand, prove to be a disadvantage of the tested washing machine front loader. This is because front loaders only achieve the highest energy efficiency class A+++ if they are fully loaded during washing. Since they can take a larger load than washing machines top loaders (7 to 8 kg), they only work efficiently in households with a high volume of laundry. If often only half the machines are filled, the power consumption/energy consumption and the water consumption per kg of laundry are significantly higher for the tested washing machines front loaders.

  • Cannot usually be opened during the wash cycle

While many top loader machines can also be opened during the wash cycle, this is not the case with the majority of front-loader washing machines compared in online tests. The advantage of this function is that you can still put the forgotten second sock in the washing machine even if the washing program has already been started. Some manufacturers, however, already offer modern washing machines front loader models, which are equipped with such a function. What these are can be seen by comparing the test results from the washing machine front loader test.

Advantages of a washing machine Toplader

  • Space-saving design

Due to its slim design, a washing machine requires a smaller footprint than a front loader from online tests and is particularly suitable for single households.

  • Light filling

Filling the laundry from above is more convenient than bending down to the porthole of the front loaders tested online.

  • can be opened during washing

Since the washing water of a top loader cannot run out to the front, these devices can usually also be opened during the washing cycle. However, this practical function is not yet standard on the front loader washing machine.

Fazit: The decision which washing machine to buy should be made in accordance with your individual needs. In general it can be said that top loaders are particularly suitable for single households because they are smaller and have a lower laundry volume.

For families, on the other hand, washing machines with front loaders from Internet tests are recommended.

What types of washing machines are there front loaders?

The washing machines front loaders tested online differ in capacity, programs and some other features. In comparison, however, there is a high degree of congruence in the basic equipment. Which washing machine front loader is best suited for a side-by-side production depends primarily on the size of the drum and thus on the filling quantity.

The common Washing machines front loader from online tests offer a capacity of 5 to 8 kg.All Siemens washing machine types in front loader test For individuals and couples who give their “big laundry” to the dry cleaner if necessary, a Washing machine front loader with a capacity of 5 kg is sufficient. In a larger household, where up to five people live, a washing machine front loader with a drum between 6 and 8 kg is usually recommended.

A device with an even higher capacity is only worthwhile for a family of at least six people. With the 5 kg to 8 kg laundry drums, the difference is usually not only visible after inspection of the external dimensions of the washing machine front loader. However, you can see from some other details whether the front loaders tested online are suitable for the substructure or installation. In addition, some brand manufacturers offer extra narrow or wide washing machine front loaders that adapt to the installation options.

The degree of innovation of the best washing machine front loader also plays a role in the test. This is reflected in the models from the product test in particularly comfortable programs as well as in extras such as the start time preselection or automatic quantity control. An opening that allows a piece of laundry to be reloaded when the washing program has already started is also considered innovative. Also, the detergent filling system may be a bit simpler or have a more sophisticated technology than other washing machines front loaders from the online tests.

With some new machines, it seems difficult to do small repairs or maintenance work yourself, such as cleaning the fluff screen. But in part, the innovative equipment makes it easier to replace some elements. An improved seal on the door element or spare parts for the hose system, suitable for the respective washing machine with front loader, allow an adjustment according to requirements.

The advantages summarized below apply to all types of washing machine Front loader:

    • The front opening allows many types of installation: free installation, installation or undersliding,
    • the top side can be used as a storage or work surface,
    • large range of functions due to numerous programs,
    • high capacity, often up to 8 kg or even 9 kg
    • quiet operating characteristics: low vibrations, low noise emission,
    • large variety of models,
    • no need to bend down during loading and unloading,
    • low prices.

The disadvantages of the washing machine Front loader:

    • The width can cause installation problems in confined spaces,
    • to load and unload you have to sit down.

Space-saving washing machines Front loaders are narrow

As can be seen in various online comparison tables, only a few washing machines have front loaders with the exact standard dimensions of 60 x 60 cm. Most of them deviate only a few centimeters. But there are also a few real space savers with only 44 or 49 cm depth. If the washing machine is to be narrow in width, it must usually be a washing machine top loader.

Please note: In the case of manufacturer information from the Internet, pay attention to the order in which the length dimensions height, depth and width are specified.

The Height describes the distance from the ground. The width designates the front side (i.e. the side from which the washing machine is loaded for a front loader) and the depth designates the distance between front and rear wall.

In the case of space-saving washing machines, a distinction must also be made as to whether they can be filled with the desired amount of laundry or whether they only hold a few kilos.

Washing machines 40 cm / 50 cm / 55 cm wide – these models are available

If it is important to you that the washing machine front loader is narrow, i.e. less than 60 cm wide, you will find here an overview of washing machines 40 cm wide, 50 cm wide and 55 cm wide.

Washing machine front loader 40 cm wide

Many people would like a washing machine front loader, which is space-saving and only 40 cm wide. Unfortunately, all models known to us in this width are exclusively top loaders. This is because in a top loader the washing drum is installed lengthwise, which is why they are narrow.  The washing drum of a washing machine front loader, however, is always installed crosswise, because of the porthole. Therefore a washing machine front loader, if at all only in the depth can come to 40 cm width.

If you want a washing machine 40 cm wide and this can also be a top loader, there are a number of models on the Internet.

We advise you to a brand product from our washing machines best lists of ReviewInstitutes, like the Bauknecht WAT Care 50 SD 40 cm wide, 60 cm deep and 90 cm high or the Bauknecht WMT Ecostar 40 cm wide, and the AEG Lavamat L51260TL 40 cm wide.

Washing machine front loader 50 cm wide / 51 cm wide

washing machine white There are only few washing machine front loader 50 cm wide models on the market with which you can 10 cm space save to standard size. Such a narrow washing machine is e.g. the model Candy Aqua 112 D1 50 cm wide. The washing machine of the American manufacturer measures only 51 cm width, 44 cm depth and is only 69.5 cm high. So the washing machine is a real space saver, but it also has only 4 kg capacity.

The so-called compact washing machine AEG Lavamat LC50500 50 cm wide also has the narrow dimensions of: 51.5 cm wide x 49.5 cm deep x 67 cm high. The model also has the energy class A+++. However, the 50 cm wide washing machine also only holds 3 kg of laundry.

Washing machine front loader 55 cm wide

After extensive research by ReviewInstitutes it seems that there is currently no washing machine front loader available with 55 cm width. There are a number of comparison or sales portals that show you a washing machine 55 cm wide in the search function. But if you compare the actual manufacturer data or the product dimensions of the customers, these washing machines are front loaders in truth 55 cm deep and 60 cm wide.

If you want to buy a washing machine front loader with a narrow width of 40 cm / 50 cm / 55 cm, we strongly recommend that you always check exactly what width and what depth is. As our research has shown, the cm information is often twisted or misleading. A good source is the Feature “Questions about the product” where you can often find out the actual width or ask for it yourself.

These points are significant in washing machine front loader tests

Various washing machine front loader tests from the Internet deal with the respective model characteristics of the numerous devices. These are intended to help prospective buyers make the right decision. Your own needs are the basis for choosing the right washing machine.

However, it is not only a question of the suitable size, i.e. the capacity of the device, but also of programs and extras. Students enjoy a simple washing machine front loader with basic programs that doesn't cost much. However, for those who are interested in high energy efficiency and value innovative technology, the test winners of the washing machine front loader are the right choice.

The following points show what has to be considered if you want to keep an eye on the ecological aspects on the one hand and on the other hand want an optimal washing performance of your appliance from the online washing machine front loader test.

The Performance Data

The wattage of the best washing machines front loaders from external Tests 2019 indicates how much power these machines work with. In this context, the test run also checks how many revolutions the best device can achieve. With more spin revolutions per minute, the laundry comes out of the machine already well predried. Many models convince with spin speeds between 800 and 1,600 rpm.

In the test, the residual moisture still present in the textiles after spinning provides information on how much time is required for drying. It is best not to spin sensitive parts too hard, while robust garments can be predried quietly at high speed. However, you should not switch the revolutions to the highest level when the laundry still needs to be ironed: A medium speed of rotation is usually easier to iron.

The energy consumption

The Energy efficiency class indicates how high the energy consumption of the appliances from the Internet washing machine front loader test is in kWh and whether it is an environmentally friendly appliance in comparison. The test winners are predominantly the best machines with the A+++ label, most of which come from the well-known market leaders. The EEK A+++ is particularly economical, but the washing machines with A++ and A+ can also convince in external tests.

The following example calculation of electricity consumption assumes an average load capacity of 7 kg and a number of 220 washes per year. The average energy consumption of EEK A+++ is about 150 kWh. In comparison, a washing machine front loader of category A+ would consume about 220 kWh. This not only increases electricity costs by about one third, but also has a greater impact on the environment. So it's not just worth looking at the energy label for your own pocket, it's also good for the environment.

Size and capacity

A washing machine front loader with best environmental characteristics needs a little more space as standard than the top loader, but it offers more possibilities for installation or integration. The standard width of 60 cm and the standard height of 85 cm make it possible to install the best tested washing machine front loader in the kitchen unit. Especially if the cover plate can be dismantled.

For particularly confined spaces, a narrower front loader can be selected, offered by some brands. In general, however, consumers want a tested washing machine front loader, that holds at least 5 kg or 6 kg of laundry. For this you need the standard width. The large front-loading washing machines offer enough space for up to 8 kg or even 10 kg of laundry. Whether you actually need this size depends not only on the number of household members, but also on how often the washing machine is used.

The program selection

The washing programs of the best washing machines front loaders adapt completely to the wishes of the users. Coloured linen, delicates and cooking linen are available as standard. Today's washing machines often offer the possibility of setting the program by selecting the appropriate laundry items. Wool, shirts, underwear and even hand wash can be selected here. In addition to the classic washing programs, some appliances allow the option of setting the temperature, washing time and number of spins separately. The test winners from the washing machine front loader test have partly 15 and more programs to offer, but in the normal household you don't need so many functions. It is important that the following washing programmes are available:

  • Cotton wash at 60 degrees
  • Cotton wash at 40 degrees
  • Easy to clean laundry
  • protective program at 30 degrees
  • Special program for wool at 30 degrees

The cooking program with 95 degrees is hardly used nowadays and is therefore not absolutely necessary. More important seem to be, according to the investigation with the modern washing machines front loaders from the on-line test comparison, the fine wash programs. These are particularly suitable for silk, cashmere and similarly sensitive materials.

The user friendliness

Also those tested washing machines front loaders, which are equipped with many programs, should at best be easy and comfortable to operate. Those who first have to read through a thick manual with the operating instructions usually feel overwhelmed by it. At least the standard washing programs should be easy to find. In congruence, a clear menu guidance and clearly assignable keys help to operate the machine correctly. On the one hand errors are excluded, on the other hand you are not overwhelmed with the button presses.

The washing result

One of the most important factors in the purchase decision for a washing machine front loader from the external test comparison is the washing result. This is mainly due to the functionality of the device. But the detergent can also influence the result. It should be possible to adjust the existing washing programmes precisely to the laundry. In this way, the individual garments and other textiles become sterile and clean without being overstressed. This is ensured, for example, by an innovative induction system that avoids the dreaded stains of detergent on the fabrics.

Noise development

If the washing machine is in the kitchen or bathroom, the appliance must not work too loudly. A low noise level ensures that the machine does not become a disruptive factor during operation. This is particularly relevant if the apartment is relatively sensitive. During washing, the volume should not exceed 50 dB. This point can be checked during tests with measuring instruments.  In the spin cycle, the maximum limit is about 70 dB. The corresponding product information on operating noise can be found on the label of the washing machine.

The Special Programs

In addition to the standard programs, the innovative models from the Washing machine front loader Test often have special programs. This includes, for example, a special washing programme for jeans or outdoor articles. The programme for the best outdoor clothing also includes impregnation. For the cleaning of baby clothes, a washing machine from external tests with Baby-Protect program is ideal. Such a washing program ensures perfect, hygienic cleanliness and removes all dangerous germs. Pet owners are also interested in a program that filters pet hair during washing: this is the Pet Hair Removal function found on some modern washing machines front loaders.

The technical extras

Most externally tested models from Online Washing Machine Front Loader Tests 2019 offer no way to open the door to add a forgotten part when the program is turned off in the meantime. Here the new AddWash-System can help, where an extra opening is available for refilling individual pieces. Often the modern washing machines front loader also have a start time preselection, which can be coupled with the Smart Home System if necessary.

With the appropriate programming, the best machine can be set so that the laundry is ready when you get up in the morning or immediately after work. Most front loaders of the new generation also have a remaining run indicator that tells users how long to wait before they can hang the laundry. However, detailed information about heat, spin rate and other details are not yet standard and can only be found on the latest, tested washing machines.

The operational reliability

It is still recommended not to leave the washing machine front loader alone during operation. Today's devices are equipped with safety devices that normally prevent water damage. This includes the water stop, which ensures that water does not escape by the litre in the event of a malfunction. Such damage can be very expensive in the rented apartment as well as in your own property. Some models in Online Washing Machine Front Loader Tests also have a warning indicator that indicates whether a hose is torn or a valve is defective.

What do I have to look out for when buying a washing machine front loader?

As already explained, the washing machine front loader is available in various model variants. In order to find the most suitable household appliance, you should consider how much laundry accumulates. A large capacity may allow you to reduce the number of washes per week. However, this also depends on the sensitivity and colour fastness of the textiles. For those who wear many colorful garments that need to be washed individually, a smaller model from external Washing machines Front loader tests may be sufficient.

Underwear, bed linen, towels and clothing of any kind should be washed in the best washing machine front loader as effectively as possible. Thorough cleaning must not be a problem with a modern machine. If necessary, special washing products can be used for the sample for certain types of substances and stain problems, which have a positive effect on the cleaning result in the experiment.

In addition to the capacity, the programs and some technical extras, the energy consumption plays a decisive role in the selection of a model from the Online Washing Machine Front Loader Test. On the one hand, the power consumption and the energy efficiency class of the tested appliances are the focus of an aptitude test. On the other hand, consumers should check water consumption. On the Energy label you will find detailed information on average power consumption and water consumption. When calculating these consumption values, 220 washing processes per year are assumed as standard in order to have a good basis for comparison with the various washing machines front loaders.

The devices with the label EEK A+++ score with the best values. But according to a study, the other A-classes are also in demand among consumers and often cost slightly less. The decision for a device from external Washing machine front loader tests also depends on the space you have in the bathroom, basement, utility room or kitchen. The location considerations also help customers to recognise the advantages of front loaders over top loaders.

If, in addition to the washing machine, you also want to install a dryer with ideal environmental characteristics, a combination of both units is a space-saving solution: here the dryer is positioned above the washing machine front loader, so that only a small footprint is required. If the washing machine can be installed in the cellar, noise plays a secondary role in a suitability test. In your home, however, you should choose a machine that only makes a quiet operating noise and does not interfere with the spin cycle.

The information on the noise level can be found on the energy label of the household appliance. A maximum limit of 50 dB in normal operation and 70 dB in spin is recommended. Technical features can complicate the operation of a modern washing machine front loader. If you want simple operation, you should therefore make sure that the best device is not littered with too many control buttons. Confusing displays and controls make it difficult for users to turn on even a simple standard program. The standard devices from online tests, which do not have too much information on the control bar, are convincing here. Depending on the positioning of the washing machine front loaders, the controls should have lighting or be as high up on the front as possible.

So you don't have to bend down to read the numbers and programs. After loading the device from the Internet Washing machines front loader Tests, you can instead relax and read the important program functions and set the desired program. For those who like to pre-program the washing cycles, a model with start time preselection is ideal. However, for many users it is sufficient if they can read off the remaining running time of the washing program via a display.

For machines with a programmable start time, you should allow for the fact that the device is on standby for several hours. During this time, energy is consumed. With the innovative devices, the load sensor helps you save money. This will determine the weight of the laundry when you have loaded it into the machine. The machine will then give a recommendation for the dosage of the detergent and, if necessary, shorten the duration of the wash cycle.

Short information about leading 7 manufacturers

The best, high-class Washing machine front loaders are known for their long durability, even in daily use. Customers expect the industry's leading manufacturers to keep their equipment running for at least ten years. Here are some of the most important brands that appear in external washing machines front loaders test winners. With a short introduction of the companies, the prospective buyers receive an additional decision-making aid. In some cases, customers already have their favorite brand. But the other producers can also come to the fore with certain innovations.

  • Bosch
  • Siemens
  • Samsung
  • Miele
  • Beko
  • Bauknecht
  • LG
With its slogan “Technology for Life,” Bosch stands for consistent and mature technology. In 1886, the entrepreneur Robert Bosch set up his workshop for precision mechanical and electrical products. His company foundation in Stuttgart was the starting point for what is now a world-renowned large company. Already in its early years, the brand was very innovative and also demonstrated a strong social commitment. Bosch focuses on the further development of technical devices, which is reflected in the various inventions that have been presented on the market over the decades. Bosch-Grupe not only presents its own brand products, but also manages special brands. The company continues to focus on customer needs and continues to specialise in optimisations and technical refinements: whether it's a washing machine front loader or other household and work equipment.
Siemens is also one of the large traditional companies with international operations. At Siemens, the focus is on automation, electrical engineering and digitization. The company's washing machines convince with their high energy efficiency, which ensures that resources are conserved. Further products of the globally active Siemens Group are diagnostic equipment, power engineering and IT.
Samsung was founded in the early 1950s and offers consumers a wide range of products. In addition to IT articles, there are also household appliances. Both Samsung's products and services are developed not only for private use, but also for businesses. The highly developed systems are backed by a customer-oriented philosophy that aims to advance technical developments while respecting people. At Samsung this is also reflected in the fair treatment of our own employees.
Miele is a German producer of numerous household appliances and commercial machinery. The still family-run company Miele & Cie. KG has its headquarters in Gütersloh. It was founded in 1899, and the founders Carl Miele and Reinhard Zinkann were followed by three further generations. In the beginning there were only 11 employees working in the company, but in the meantime the company has grown enormously. Miele's first washing machines were developed in 1900, one year after the company was founded. They were based on the technical concept of the butter machine. Over the following decades, Miele continued to refine its technology so that today's washing machine front loaders from Miele are among the test winners.
Beko Deutschland GmbH is a company belonging to Koç Holding from Turkey. Beko's branded devices score with their simple operation and user-friendly functions. A contemporary design rounds off the advantages of the Beko washing machines. Washing machines from Beko are often recommended as an insider tip.
When Bauknecht was founded in 1919, it was an electrotechnical workshop. For a long time, Bauknecht Hausgeräte GmbH was one of the German market leaders in the production of household appliances. The brand now belongs to the Whirlpool Corporation. However, Bauknecht did not switch to the production of kitchen and household appliances until the late 1940s. Bauknecht's first kitchen appliance was an electric stirring aid. Bauknecht had its first refrigerator in 1951, and in 1958 the company presented its first washing machine.
LG is an innovative company that convinces with its good price-performance ratio. Modern washing machine front loaders, tumble dryers and many other electrical appliances come from the LG Signature brand. LG also has a wide range of televisions and computers to offer. With the various articles the combination of efficient technology, expert, best craftsmanship and a tasteful design stands in the foreground. LG would like to offer its customers a pleasant home and make everyday life easier.

 

Internet vs. specialized trade: Where do I buy my washing machine front loader best?

You can find the models from the online washing machines front loader Tests 2019 in specialty stores for household appliances, in electrical stores and in the electrical department of department stores. However, it takes time to find out about the best offers in these shops and to make comparisons.

Because of the fact that the presence of retailers is declining strongly, research on the Internet is the simpler variant when searching for a washing machine front loader. The offer of online retailers and department stores with online ordering facilities facilitates the selection and is not as restricted as in a retail store.

At home you can sit down in peace, even if the shops are closed, and click through the product descriptions of the Washing machines front loaders. Information on the individual programs, energy efficiency and also on the nearest service addresses can help you decide on a device. When ordering a washing machine front loader it should usually go comparatively fast. Usually, customers buy the machine when the old machine no longer functions. Dirty laundry always accumulates quite quickly. Therefore, you must put the washing machine into operation at least every three days. This is exactly why it is so practical to search the Internet for a washing machine front loader and to buy it right away.

This saves you the tedious search in the shops and also the transport. In order to shorten the delivery time, it is possible to order express shipping. Many Online dealers can pay for the delivery of the washing machine front loader. It may be worth comparing the providers here again.

In the transport conditions you will also find out whether the delivery service will take the defective machine with them and whether a surcharge must be paid for this. If you enter “Washing machine front loader test winner” in the search engine, you will receive a list of the best top devices that are in particularly high demand and that convince with positive results. But also the Standard washing machines can deliver best results and score with their performance characteristics. Very useful are the evaluation systems of the Internet shops, through which you can find out which washing machines front loaders other buyers are particularly satisfied with.

The more or less detailed customer experiences show whether the advertising of the manufacturers is justified. With the help of filters, the range of the numerous washing machines front loader can be adapted to your own requirements: Click, for example, on the desired capacity and the performance data.

Also the price can be limited, so that the search for a suitable machine from the online Washing machine Front loader Test does not go on endlessly. Use the sorting by price to get a better overview of the interesting devices. The seriousness of the online merchants ensures that everything runs smoothly from the order to the payment process to the delivery. Here, too, you can orientate yourself on previous customer experiences.

It becomes even more secure with a test seal such as “Trusted Shops“. This indicates that the dealer is complying with the applicable directives. If you still have a bad feeling, you can pay some Internet providers on account. With this payment method, you do not need to enter your credit card number or bank account details. You only transfer the amount due when the delivery and invoice have been received.

Worth knowing about the washing machine front loader

With the correct operation of a washing machine from the Internet Washing machine front loader Test the laundry pieces become perfectly clean, without the material suffering. The ultra-modern machines are equipped with special programs for this purpose. For particularly robust fabrics, the cooking wash is used for heavier soiling. Otherwise lower temperatures of 30, 40 or 60 degrees are sufficient to get the normal laundry clean.

The sophisticated washing machines front loaders of the newer generation have programs which protect sensitive materials and yet clean them perfectly. Such gentle programs can be set if you want to put curtains or fine silk dresses into the machine. Then, however, you also need the right detergent that gently cleans the materials. A special liquid detergent for wool and silk ensures the desired result, while washing powder is usually used for normal laundry.

Megaperls can also help to reliably remove dirt stains without straining the fabrics. If there are difficult stains on the textiles, a pre-treatment is often necessary. The normal washing process in the best brand washing machine often fails to remove traces of ink, wine, wax or blood residue-free. For this there are some household remedies like baking powder and baking soda with which you can treat the fabrics before the actual washing cycle in the machine from the washing machine front loader test. Not only salt but also glass cleaner helps against red wine stains. Even mineral water can completely remove stains and stains.

If ink has leaked from the fountain pen or ballpoint pen onto a garment, it is best to soak it in milk. The stains thus disappear during the subsequent machine wash. The best advice for the optimal use of the tested Washing machine front loader does not only refer to the pretreatment of stains and the selection and dosage of the detergent. The instructions for filling the machines should also serve to achieve the best possible result.

By the suitable filling quantity you increase not only the cleaning power, the washing machine works also more effectively. With many washing programmes you can load the washing drum so fully that nothing more fits into it. Only the delicate laundry with easy-care effect and the hand wash require less filling of the washing machine front loader, so that the laundry has enough space for soaking. How pleasant the laundry feels when you use it after drying is something you can influence yourself. If you use a dryer, you'll be happy to receive especially soft and cuddly towels. Terry towelling that dries in the bathroom over the clothes drying rack becomes hard after a while.

But with a few tricks you can also soften such pieces. For example, if you hang the laundry after washing in the washing machine front loader outside in the wind. If you don't have the possibility to take the laundry outside, you should simulate the wind effect. By shaking out the still moist towels the fibres straighten up and feel more supple even after drying.

Lingerie app explains washing symbols

For all notorious laundry discolourers and red sock co-washers there is the App “Laundry Day” (EUR 1.09) for iOS. With the app you can scan in laundry symbols and immediately get the meaning explained. With ever newer textile mixes, manufacturers are always coming up with new washing symbols. A temperature specification of 30°C or 60°C or a crossed out iron are, of course, easily recognizable pictograms. But do we know every triangle and every underscore? Did you know, for example, that a “W” in a round circle indicates that you should bring this garment to professional wet cleaning? With this app, you would have known.

The history of the washing machine front loader

17th century

The history of washing machines begins already in the 17th century. The manual washing of textiles was very laborious: the laundresses had to rub the dirt out of sometimes very large pieces of laundry, rub, beat and brush the fabrics. This happened in washing tubs and sometimes at the edge of the river. The early washing machines were designed to facilitate this work and were equipped with movable elements that stirred the laundry in a caustic solution, compressing and rubbing it here. Sometimes the whole device was movable. With other models it was only individual components that were responsible for the movement. At the end of the 17th century, a patent was issued in England for a device by John Tizack which supported the washing of fabrics.

18th century

An exact explanation to this invention does not exist however to this patent specification. In the middle of the 18th century a washing mill was operated in the Eifel. In a monastery, this was used for clean laundry and was a kind of fulling mill. Similar constructions were mainly used in large households. Not only in monasteries, but also in hospitals and the military. Even before this development, the “Yorkshire Maiden”, a forerunner of the washing machine, was created in England. This device consisted of a wooden tub and a matching lid.

The container was filled with warm soapy water and laundry. In the middle of the lid was a wooden bar with a handle. At this handle the rod was turned, whereupon the wooden pin at the lower end of the rod moved. The laundry in the lye turned back and forth. Due to the smaller size of this hand-operated machine, it was also interesting for smaller households. The device was probably known for some time and was not only used in Yorkshire, but also in other English counties. Similar systems were also used in other European countries. Among others, they were known in the region around Braunschweig and Hanover, in Hamburg and Leipzig as well as in Augsburg.

The description of the machine also presented the corresponding drawing. For the further development of the washing machine the Braunschweig construction offered the basic model. In the early 1760s Gotthard Friedrich Stender rebuilt the construction. He had been commissioned to do this by Freyherrn von Korff. In 1766 an article caused an increased interest in the machine.

Jacob Christian Schäffer bought such a model and made some changes. He used a different type of wood and built a drain to the tub. But the functional principle remained the same. So the laundry was still moved by the wooden pin. Even during the Second World War, such cone washing machines were still in operation, even though some of them had an electric drive. In the late 18th century, however, there were already some changes in the washing machines, as can be seen from the frequent patent applications. From 1780 onwards, the number of patents in Great Britain increased significantly and points to a connection with the construction boom taking place in England. In the 19th as well as in the 20th century the improvements of the washing machines continued.

19th century

The further developments from the 19th century onwards took place not only in Europe, but also in the USA. For a long time, these hand washing machines functioned without their own heating system. One simply added the hot washing water, which cooled down relatively fast. The categorization of the machines was mainly based on the laundry movement. The interest in washing machines came mainly from public institutions and commercial enterprises. Laundries and large households were the most important buyers for a long time.

Only with time did the demand of private customers grow. The mechanical washing machines were initially presented in various forms at the major industrial exhibitions. But the image of the intensively working washerwomen who treated the fabrics with brushes and clubs was still visible. At the end of the 19th century, more and more trial washing days took place to help the washing machine achieve its breakthrough.

The advertising campaigns at that time were show washing, where the visitors could get a good impression of the function of the washing machines. In addition to vats, drum washing machines were developed from the middle of the 19th century. Hamilton Smith drove this invention forward. Shortly after the turn of the century Karl Louis Krauß presented his mechanically working washing machine, which had a perforated washing drum.

1900 – 1949

From 1906 he produced them in series. The US American Alva J. Fisher was responsible for the development of the electric washing machine in 1910. However, it took some time until the fully automatic washing machine was installed. In 1946 the first model was presented in the USA, five years later in Germany.

1950 – today

In the 1950s, the washing machines were partly rented out, earning good money for resourceful businessmen. At that time many households could not afford their own fully automatic washing machine. In some regions, such as the Dominican Republic, there are still rental washing machines. The early machines from the 1950s were typically washing machines front loaders, which already had the characteristic porthole.

This can be seen, for example, in the historic models of the Constructa brand. With the spread of washing machines, housework changed fundamentally. Until then, laundry care was a big effort, but now the laundry could be done much faster. However, as hygiene requirements increased at the same time and clothing was changed more often, a certain amount of time was saved. During the 1960s, washing machines gradually became the standard: a development that, depending on the region, lasted until the 1970s.

This was accompanied by a reduction in the price of household appliances. Later, electricity and water consumption played a growing role, leading manufacturers to work on improvements. Of course, nobody thought about energy efficiency classes yet. Meanwhile, the premium brands offer a variety of economy programs and extras, so that the washing machines front loaders advance to particularly sustainable appliances. The household appliances offer the possibility of networking and even allow remote control. By programming the washing cycles and special functions, the washing machines front loaders do almost everything by themselves. Some of them are even combi machines, which in addition to the washing programs also function as dryers.

In addition to front loaders for domestic use, manufacturers have also developed professional machines that are used in industry. They are used in hotels, nursing homes and clinics. The devices for laundrettes are characterised by a particularly high performance and at best meet high demands on energy efficiency.

Figures, data, facts about the washing machine front loader

The consumption data of the machines from the online washing machine front loader test are significantly lower compared to the older models. This has to do with the fact that the energy-efficient devices now work with a heat pump and no longer with the electric resistance heating that was previously used. The renewed technology goes hand in hand with a reduction in the amount of kwh consumed, i.e. energy consumption.

The heating up process

The heating process works on the best innovative models from the Online Washers Front Loader Test as follows: The water mixed with detergent flows through the heat pump condenser, transferring the heat from the refrigerant in the condenser to the washing water. The water is then returned to the tank. The evaporator is located on the colder side of the heat pump and is integrated in the waste water tank provided for this purpose. This waste water is used as a heat source. The heat flow therefore passes from the waste water to the coolant, which evaporates during this process. As a result, the temperature of the wastewater that freezes drops. When the washing program is finished, the heated waste water is fed into the waste water tank. There the frozen water melts. In this way, the heat energy can be recovered proportionally.

The efficiency data

The melted washing water can be reheated by the heat pump during the following washing cycle, so that continuous operation is possible. The components required for this system are mounted in standard housings in every modern washing machine front loader. The actual benefit of this design is the heat flow that heats the cleaning water in the condenser. This requires the effort of the electrical power, which comes from the compressor of the heat pump on the one hand, and from the drum drive and the cleaning water pump on the other.

In order to improve efficiency data and ensure reliable heat pump operation, it is important that the heat energy is not lost but recovered. This is precisely what the heat pump is responsible for. By using the heat pump system, consumption values can be significantly reduced. This has been proven by several studies. In a single-family house, electricity consumption is reduced by 17% to at best 60% compared to conventional front loaders, compared to 2015 levels.

Reduce power consumption

Washing machines Front loaders Test winner with the best consumption values carry accordingly the marking “Energy efficiency class: A+++”. Statistics show that one washing machine front loader washes more than 500 kg of laundry each year. This not only consumes electricity, but also water and detergent. The efficiency of the innovative, tested devices is therefore not limited to the reduction of electrical energy alone. The reduction of water consumption can also be brought about by the technical possibilities. The advertising slogan of the company AEG (“From experience good”), which originates from the 50's, only has its true justification today with regard to washing machines. A newer washing machine front loader has a higher purchase price, but mostly these additional costs pay off within a short time by the reduced, running costs.

A sample calculation of the average consumption of older washing machines and newer appliances shows how much money you can save each year. It is also clear at which point in time the higher purchase price pays off. If you don't have a lot of money available to replace your old machine, there are other ways to reduce your operating costs.

With tips from experienced home economists and energy experts, power consumption can also be reduced slightly on an older front loader washing machine. In everyday life, operating errors often occur which lead to the devices eating up too much power. With the necessary knowledge, you can avoid such mistakes and save energy in a targeted manner. The laundry will still be clean, of course. One of the important tips for saving electricity when washing laundry is the advice to switch to lower temperatures. Many washes at 60 degrees are exaggerated: It is often sufficient to set the washing machine to 30 degrees. This saves you a good half of the electricity costs per wash cycle. Cooking laundry, on the other hand, consumes 40% more energy than washing at 60 degrees.

Therefore, the recommendations are to only wash bed linen, underwear and towels from an online product test at 60 degrees and to clean other items at 30 or 40 degrees. Normally these lower temperatures are sufficient. Only with difficult soiling it is worthwhile to choose a higher degree number: But that shouldn't become a habit. If the machine is only half full from external Washing machines Front loaders Tests, it consumes as much power and water as if it is fully loaded.

You should therefore first collect enough laundry and switch on the machine only when it is relatively full. This actually saves a lot of energy and collecting laundry quickly becomes a habit. Energy-saving programs, which are also available on older machines, can also reduce consumption costs. An Eco button ensures that less water and electricity is consumed.

The hot water connection

With many Eco programs, the laundry takes a little longer. Nevertheless, consumption figures are falling. Depending on the design of the devices from the Online Washing Machine Front Loader Test a hot water connection may be useful. This connection makes the preparation of hot water even more efficient if a modern gas heating system or a solar system is integrated in the household. If no hot water connection is installed in the washing machine, a ballast unit can be integrated if necessary.

Here the water is already warmed up in the machine, which has to heat up less accordingly. Manufacturers provide buyers with all important information on which models from the external washing machine front loader tests are suitable for this type of connection. Tips are also interesting as to whether special installation work may have to be carried out for this. However, you should not tinker with the machine without asking. Otherwise there may be problems with the warranty claims or with the warranty.

Washing machine front loader in 6 steps connect correctly

The washing machines front loaders from the Internet test comparison can often be set up and connected by laymen. However, these household appliances are relatively heavy, so most buyers ask the delivery service to set them up. In some cases an expert may also be of assistance. This makes sense if there is no ideal washing machine connection yet. In most cases, however, there is an appropriate connection so that only a few steps are needed to prepare the washing machine properly. The following description is based on the classic washing machine front loader and shows how you should proceed. You can save yourself the trouble of hiring a plumber and don't have to pay an additional bill.

  • Check the connections
  • Ensure drain
  • Remove the transport lock
  • Connect the inlet hose
  • Attach the drain hose
  • Test run and final work
Should the washing machine front loader be installed in the bathroom, in the kitchen or in a separate room? In the ideal location, the power and water connections should not be too far apart, so that the water hoses and power cable can be securely attached.
A drain is required for the washing machine. At the corresponding point there is usually a drainage system through which the waste water is drained. In most cases, the front loader can be set up where a washing machine has been before. In this case the place is already predetermined. In the case of a new building, renovation or even in an apartment where no washing machine has yet been installed, it may be necessary to commission a plumber with the preparatory work for the sewage connection.
A new device from the online washing machine front loader test is delivered with a transport lock. This fixes the moving parts during delivery. It is usually mounted on the feet and on the washing machine drum. There may also be safety elements on the rear side which are no longer required after installation. Only after removing the transport lock does the washing machine take its place. It is best to leave at least 30 cm space to the wall so that you can carry out further work without any problems.
The inlet hose is now attached to the corresponding machine tap. You do not usually need an additional seal for this. Then screw the other end of the hose to the water tap provided for this purpose. With the standard thread, no difficulties should arise here. If necessary, use an adapter. Here, too, no additional seal is usually required. If necessary, you can still use some sealing tape for safety. It is important that the inlet hose is straight and not under tension.
After connecting the inlet hose, connect the outlet hose to the machine and the waste water connection. Here, too, a perfect and tight connection must be ensured.
After inserting the washing machine plug, run a trial wash cycle. Since the washing machine front loader is usually located in a damp room, it should be a protective contact socket. After the successful test run, the machine is moved to the wall. Here it finds its final installation place. Make sure that all connections are accessible in an emergency. From time to time it may be advisable to check the connections and adjust the washing machine front loader. If the surface is not absolutely level, you may need to adjust your feet or place a protective mat underneath. So the device has a better stability and does not jerk too violently. On vacation, many people leave their washing machine on the circuit. It is safer to disconnect the plug and also interrupt the water supply to the washing machine front loader by turning off the tap.

 

10 Tips for care

The Standard washing machines with front loading system have an average shelf life of 10 to 15 years. At best, however, they can also work reliably for over 20 years: depending on quality and degree of stress. Correct use and regular maintenance will extend the service life of the equipment. You should follow the tips of manufacturers on the one hand and the recommendations of other users and washing machine experts on the other. The following 10 tips are just the beginning.

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For the external cleaning of the washing machine front loader from an Internet product test a damp cloth is usually sufficient. This wipes the cover plate, front and sides. The reverse side can also be wet cleaned from time to time. Do not overlook the door seal during regular cleaning. In the insertion opening as well as in the rubber gasket of the porthole, residues are deposited which should be removed.
It is worth decalcifying the front loader of the washing machine about every six months. The descaling intervals depend on the hardness of the water. Regular descaling ensures that no deposits settle in the machine. If they are removed every now and then, this has a positive effect on the longevity of the devices from the online washing machine front loader test. In a household where many things are washed at low temperatures, limescale deposits are formed somewhat more quickly. The decalcifying process removes limescale with the help of citric or acetic acid. However, citric acid is less aggressive and the tubes are not overused, which can happen with vinegar. To descale, it is best to mix 100 g citric acid with two litres of water and pour this mixture into the washing drum. For the wash cycle, select cooking wash, but without prewash. If the washing machine front loader has a pause button, you can stop the program for about an hour. This makes the citric acid even more effective. Then the washing cycle runs to the end and the machine is decalcified. There are also special decalcification products for the washing machine that can be used for this campaign. However, these are usually more expensive than citric acid.
The detergent dispenser should be cleaned every two to three months. Residues of powder and liquid detergents often stick here. On most front loader washing machines the complete container unit can be easily removed so that it can be rinsed with water and cleaned.
If some mould accumulates on the detergent container, clear water is not sufficient for cleaning. Then you need some stronger remedies like citric acid or vinegar. To remove very difficult dirt and mould, place the container in a mixture of water and citric acid or vinegar for a while. This makes sense until the unsightly and unpleasant smelling residues can be completely removed.
In the course of time, a disturbing odor may also develop in the washing drum. The clogged lint filter may be responsible for this: it can be removed, freed from the lint and rinsed off. The handling is very simple and can be carried out easily. After that, the washing machine shouldn't smell any more.
Sometimes the unpleasant smell is also caused by the residual water that remains in the drum after washing. So that it can evaporate, the door should not be closed after the wash cycle, but should be slightly open.
A cooking wash without washing often helps against a musty smell. At least every two months you should allow a washing machine to wash at 95 degrees so that all parts are rinsed hot. Only at such high temperatures all germs can be killed. Even if the front loader washing machine is used less frequently, this cooking cycle is recommended. The germs and bacteria also accumulate when the device is not in operation.
In addition to the care tips for the washing machine front loader from external tests 2019, there are also a number of tips for laundry care. In most textiles there are labels on which all important care instructions are marked. The symbols which are listed in addition to the temperature data are easy to understand and can be looked up if necessary. You will also find some recommendations such as: “Wash only with similar colours”
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Even though it is said that the front loader washing machine works more efficiently when fully loaded, you should not stuff it with too much laundry. Otherwise a firm ball of textiles is formed in the washing drum, which is no longer washed properly. The detergent does not dissolve as desired and may leave stains on clothing while it cannot reach other areas. That's why you should make sure the machine isn't overloaded.
Too little laundry in the front loader can also cause problems. If you frequently fill only two or three garments into the large 8 kg washing drum, the weight will be unbalanced. When centrifuging, the rotation is no longer uniform. Not only do they consume too much electricity and water, they also damage the washing machine. A small filling is only recommended for the gentle cycles such as hand washing and delicates.

 

Useful accessories

For the washing machine front loader, according to the online test report, a variety of accessories are available. Some are spare parts that can be replaced even by inexperienced amateurs. These elements include, for example, the drain hose.

The drain hose

This conveys the dirty water produced during washing from the washing machine into the waste water. In general, the drain hose is part of the total delivery if you order a washing machine front loader from the online Test. However, a single order may be necessary for a used device. If the best drain hose wears out over time and is no longer properly sealed, you will also need to buy a replacement hose. The replacement of this hose is not complicated and therefore does not require the assistance of a service technician. The plastic drain hose is ribbed as standard and has proven itself as a temperature-resistant, sealed component.

It must be able to withstand temperatures of up to 95 degrees and be resistant to the chemicals used in detergents. The drain hoses are available by the metre, so that you can adjust the length exactly to the spatial conditions. These are often flexible hoses which are not only suitable for washing machines. They are also ideal for the tumble dryer or the dishwasher. In addition to the drain hose, a drain hose connector may also be required.

The drain hose connector

This component is used when the washing machine front loader is installed at a greater distance from the waste water connection. In this case, either use a longer drainage hose or take a second hose, which you connect to the standard drainage hose from the scope of delivery. This only works with the appropriate drain hose connector, which is a piece of pipe that securely holds the hose ends together. The tubular element is often made of plastic, but it can also be made of brass or stainless steel.

The inlet hose

The universal models are compatible with hoses with a diameter between 20 and 32 mm. In addition to the drain hose, you sometimes need a separate inlet hose if the hose system from the original scope of delivery needs to be replaced. This inlet hose can be routed from the tap to the machine connection and often has an Aquastop. Such an Aquastop hose is intended to prevent water damage.

The Aquastop system

If necessary, you can also retrofit the Aquastop system with a simple inlet hose. The Aquastop can be either mechanical or equipped with an electronic control function. In any case, it interrupts the water supply if it detects that the supply hose is dripping. For the care of the best washing machine Frontlader from Internet tests there are useful aids such as descaler.

descaler

Such a special product for descaling is generally more practical to handle than descaling the machine with citric or acetic acid. The descaler removes the limescale deposits inside the drum, in the hose system and on the heating rods. Nevertheless, water damage can be avoided. By improving the conditions, descaling ensures the best cleaning effect of the washing machine. At the same time, the descaler helps to prevent premature ageing of the household appliance. Which descaler is suitable for the individual case depends on the local water hardness, which can be obtained from your water supplier or measured yourself. The water hardness is given in millimoles per litre.

If the value is below 2.5 mmol/l, you generally do not need a descaler. The water is soft enough and leaves no limescale deposits. Of course you also need the right detergents as accessories for the washing machine. Some brand manufacturers recommend the best washing machine Frontlader Online test winner effective detergents for coloured, fine and white laundry. However, consumers often already have their own preferences and swear by a particular fragrance or detergent form.

In many households the usual powders, beads and liquids are used. In addition, detergent manufacturers offer special products such as scented wipes or containers which are placed directly in the drum with the laundry. Conventional detergents contain cleaning and sometimes decalcifying ingredients that ensure clean and pleasantly fragrant laundry. In addition, the products are gentle on the washing machine.

In general, liquid detergents are more gentle, while the best powder removes even more difficult dirt stains. In most cases, these additives are less harmful to the environment. There are special products for certain textiles, for example fabric softeners for towels or a mild cleaning product for fine wool and silk.

The lint filter

The lint filter must be cleaned from time to time if it is clogged. In most cases an exchange is not necessary. However, you can still order it from a dealer or directly from the producer. When the fluff sieve is removed from the best washing machine, it usually drips a little more because the water often accumulates at this point. Therefore, it is best to place a container underneath so that the floor of the bathroom does not float. Otherwise the cleaning and handling is as easy as it is simple.

The heater rod

The heating rod is a very important component of the front loader washing machines, because without it the water cannot be brought to the right temperature. However, limescale deposits quickly settle on the heating rod. As a result, the laundry does not clean optimally and may smell musty. The heating rod must then be replaced.

Typical signs of a defective heating element are insufficient cleanliness of the laundry and more frequent flying out of the fuse. Often an appropriate testing device helps to check whether the heating rod is still working optimally.

The repair can be somewhat more expensive and should be carried out by a specialist company. The heating element itself is affordable, but it takes time to install it on the back of the washing machine. If the caustic pump is defective, the Washing machine front loader also no longer functions correctly. Because the pump no longer works properly, a lot of caustic water remains in the washing machine. Here, too, the purchase of a replacement caustic pump is less expensive than the work of a specialist.

As a layman, you should not make this exchange. Practical accessories for the washing machines front loader include vibration dampers. They give the devices a stable stand. In this way, vibrations and thus the noise level are reduced when the machine skids. The shock absorbers are used under the four feet, so that the washing machine itself no longer stands directly on the floor. In some cases you can simply place the vibration dampers on the floor. Other models are fixed to the feet. The high dead weight of the machine ensures that the soft damping elements do not slip away.

Even at high spin revolutions, the dampers absorb the vibrations so that the vibrations in the adjacent rooms are no longer noticeable. Accessories for everyday use include laundry baskets and nets, hanging systems for drying freshly washed textiles and the corresponding clothes pegs. These are now available not only in the classic form, but also with a special holder system that protects the more delicate fabrics.

In a broader sense, ironing boards and irons, laundry bags and cases for clothing, as well as bed linen storage systems, can also be counted among the accessories of washing machines front loaders.

Washing machine alternatives Front loader

When asked which appliances are suitable as substitutes for a washing machine front loader, one often thinks of the top loader: Even the best machine proves itself in many households, according to the Internet test report. However, you do not have the opening at the front, but on the top of the device. This can be an advantage depending on the size of the apartment, of course often also as a disadvantage apply.

If the washing machine is under a sloping roof or if you want to place a tumble dryer above it, this does not work with the Toplader. In addition, when using machines with an opening on the top, you must bend down far to remove the laundry. Exactly for this reason the Toplader are usually not a good replacement for the front loaders. As an alternative to the classic washing machine front loader there are ecological devices like “Drumi”: a machine that works with foot drive.

This model is a household appliance from Canada that is particularly environmentally friendly. After all, you can wash seven pieces of laundry with it within five minutes. Today, however, such a device is not necessarily practical and is more reminiscent of a museum piece. If you don't want to buy your own washing machine front loader from the external test 2019, the washing centres are still available in many cities.

Here you can find the best frontloaders in large format, which fits a lot of laundry. You fill in your clothes and bed linen, choose the right programme, toss in a coin and wait one to two hours until the laundry is ready. These washing centres also have dryers so you don't have to carry your washed clothes home wet. However, you should bring enough time with you. Some students take their compulsory reading with them and make themselves comfortable on the benches of the washing centre until their machines have passed through.

Professional laundry cleaning is significantly more expensive than washing centres. Here the laundry is not only washed, but also ironed. However, you also have more options here. In addition to normal laundry there is also dry cleaning. Some garments cannot be cleaned with soapy water, but require special treatment. When it comes to cleaning, the experts know exactly how best to clean the evening dress and the men's suit and iron it on perfectly.

The classic washing and ironing of everyday clothes is also done professionally. No matter whether it's business shirts, silk blouses or jeans. For all textiles, the cleaning department has the suitable agents ready.

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