After buying a washing machine, you need to find out all the information on how to install a washing machine yourself.
It is not difficult to do this, but you need to approach with all responsibility.
In the video you can clearly see how to properly connect the engine.
We remove transportation elements
Before you begin installing the machine, you must remove all the fasteners. They are installed in order to transport equipment and not damage the drum on the way.
To fix the machine in transit, use the following elements:
- Bolts - they fix the tank before transportation. They must be removed. Otherwise, there will be no depreciation at the tank, and the machine itself will vibrate strongly during operation. After the bolts are removed, the tank will be located on the springs, which will not allow it to swing the equipment strongly. The holes that remain from the bolts are closed with plugs,
- Staples - when transporting equipment, they strengthen the case and fix the cord and hoses,
- Wooden bars - not every model installs them. You need to look between the tank and the body, if they are there, be sure to remove it.
Locking parts can cause engine damage if they are not removed before operating the equipment. No matter how many parts, throwing them away is not recommended in case of relocation.
Where to install the machine automatic?
Near the washing machine, it is assumed that an electrical outlet is located.
Due to the fact that this type of equipment is a source of moisture and heat formation, it is worthwhile to carefully choose a place.
Motor contacts are hidden under a protective cover. They are hidden from human eyes, but remain exposed to the air.
In the bathroom, experts do not recommend installing it, since the humidity in this room exceeds the norm.
When installing a typewriter in the kitchen, it is advisable to choose: wash or cook, as this part of the housing also has high humidity.
Ideal for installing washing equipment - a small room for household needs.
Residents rarely go there, the humidity indicator is normal, the working equipment will not interfere with people, and making a hole in the wall to connect the equipment to communications is not difficult.
When installing the machine, it is worth equipping the floor. Experts do not recommend installing on laminate, linoleum, tile, wood. The best flooring is reinforced concrete.
The place where the unit will stand is freed from the decorative coating and poured with concrete.
The surface must be made even. If there are slight inaccuracies, during installation the level can be corrected with threaded legs.
If the floor is tiled, it is recommended to put a rubber mat under the washing machine. Otherwise, the tiles will crack under the legs due to vibration.
To determine the stability of the machine, it can be shaken from side to side, then unscrew the leg.
At the same time, it is important to try to install the equipment by unscrewing the legs to a minimum distance.
The washing machine can be installed in furniture. Before that, make sure that the equipment is designed for such a place. Otherwise, the furniture will shake after a short time.
The washing machine is permanently connected to the water supply. A flexible hose is provided for this.
At the joints of the hose with other components, it is worth using rubber gaskets for sealing. How many elements are needed to connect depends on the location of the unit.
After the washing is completed, it is recommended to completely shut off the water that is supplied to the appliance.
To do this, before installing the automatic machine, it is necessary to put an additional tap on the cold water supply.
In construction stores, many types of couplings and tees are offered, which you need to buy so much to make a high-quality connection.
Immediately after the tap, it is mandatory to install a mesh that will filter debris from the water supply. It often appears after repair work in the form of sand, rust, and other inclusions.
The filter is recommended to be cleaned from time to time.
Models of automatic machines are produced, which have a special system that prevents water from entering the unit when it is inoperative. Such a system is called Aqua-Stop.
At the end of the hose through which the washing water flows, there are solenoid valves. The system is connecting to the network. All wires, hose are protected by a special casing.
If washing does not occur, the valve shuts off the cold water supply.
Connection to the sewerage
Draining can be done by fixing the drain hose to the sink or bathtub. For this, all accessories are included. But it is not always possible to fix the drain hose when washing.
In this case, the machine must be connected directly to the sewer. Such a connection is considered the most secure.
When connecting equipment to the sewage system, it is worth considering - it is not recommended to increase the length of the drain hose. It is designed for a pump installed in the machine.
The drain hose connects to the sewer through a siphon. It is necessary to foresee the presence of an additional siphon.
Such a drain attachment will prevent the appearance of an unpleasant odor in the room.
In some models of machines, the instruction recommends that you do not connect the drain to the siphon very tightly. Otherwise, water will be sucked in and the program will freeze.
But it should be borne in mind that the gap should be above the water level in the event of a clogged sewer.
The video in our article will show how you can correctly connect the equipment yourself.
Machine connection without running water
Washing machines are also needed in a village where there is no central water supply. Hand washing is a time-consuming process, so the question arises, how to connect automatic equipment to facilitate work?
There is the easiest option - to drain the drain hose into a ditch or cesspool on the street. Laundry water will have to be carried on its own and poured as needed.
This method is difficult. Throughout the washing you need to be near the machine in order to fill it with water. How much water is needed for a full wash cycle is indicated in the instructions.
It is a waste of a lot of time. In addition, a lot of water will be needed.
There is another option for connecting an automatic machine - to purchase a pumping station and connect it to a water source. The pump will supply water to the appliance during washing.
In this case, you should definitely buy a filter so that the water enters without pollution.
Another option for connecting equipment without running water is to install a water tank. It should be located above the machine.
In this case, the water itself will create the necessary pressure, and the washing will take place in normal mode.
If you select such a connection, it is worthwhile to correctly calculate the tank capacity so that there is enough water for the entire washing cycle.
When washing in the village, the level of water hardness must be taken into account. If it is tall, softeners are recommended. Otherwise, engine or heater failure is inevitable.
If none of the options is suitable for any reason, you should buy an old-style rotary machine. It does not require a mandatory connection to the water supply. Water is poured manually.
But at the same time, the washing quality will be lower than in the machine. In the video you can see the connection of the machine without running water.
What should be taken into account when connecting equipment to the electrical network?
When working with electrical appliances, it is important to comply with all safety requirements. The automatic machine is no exception.
The motor should be connected from the switchboard by means of a wire that has a cross section of 3 millimeters. The outlet is also worth counting on 3 wires.
Particular attention is paid to grounding. It is forbidden to connect it to the water supply, battery, gas supply.
But if the room has air conditioning or other major equipment, then the machine can be connected to such devices.
If it is not possible to connect to another technique, then you need to lay the cable with high power. If there is no experience in carrying out such work, then it is better to contact specialists.
You can connect the machine engine to the mains and yourself. To do this, use an automatic shutdown device.
It works through the influence of differential current. It must be installed on the distribution board near the meter.
RCD function - if the washing machine is faulty, then when you touch the appliance body or its other metal parts, the mains voltage will be disconnected.
In addition, the ignition of equipment and engine failure in the event of damage to the electrical insulation is prevented.
Advantages of installing an automatic shutdown device:
- RCDs can be connected on their own, without involving specialists for this,
- the device can operate at any external temperature, its differences do not affect the operation of the RCD,
- the voltage in the network can fluctuate in the range of 115-265 volts,
- the device is equipped with a voltage indicator that allows you to control the current supply,
- The UZO is small, so it can be installed anywhere
- if an earth break occurs, the device will be able to protect the motor from overloads.
Very often, a washing machine is installed in the bathroom. This arrangement is convenient, because here you can also store and sort laundry before washing, soak it if necessary, and even dry it. In addition, this room has all the necessary communications for connecting the unit.
If the bathroom in your apartment or house is large enough, you can not limit yourself to any scope when choosing household appliances - a washing machine can be of any size. In the event that space is limited, it is better to choose a compact model and use ideas that will help you correctly position your home assistant in the interior.
A successful solution may be the acquisition of equipment with a vertical loading drum. Such models take up much less space than cars with a traditional hatch, and they are very convenient to place in the corners.
A small washing machine with a traditional hatch can be located under the sink. The unit should be narrow enough, which will save a lot of space, and the machine will not interfere with the use of the sink.
If even the most compact washing machine does not fit in the bathroom, you can consider the kitchen as the installation location. This room also has all the necessary communications, and built-in washing machines, along with ovens and refrigerators, are becoming more and more popular.
When installing a washing machine in the kitchen under the countertop, you need to remember that the unit vibrates during operation. Therefore, the body of the equipment and the walls of the kitchen furniture should share a distance of at least 2 cm from all sides.
Other installation options
The choice of a place in an apartment or house where you can install a washing machine is limited only by the possibility of summing up communications.
It should be remembered that the units must not be placed in rooms with negative temperatures, otherwise the water remaining after washing will break the pump or hoses.
You can "hide" the car in the pantry or other utility room, and if the layout allows you to set aside a separate room for washing, drying and ironing - a mini-laundry room. Often the washing and drying machines are placed in a column one above the other - this saves space and organizes the simultaneous connection of both units.
What should be the floor
If you are thinking about how to install the machine correctly, it is very important to pay attention to the floor in the room where the equipment will stand.
The drum of the washing machine generates vibrations during rotation, some of which are extinguished by special shock absorbers installed inside the housing on the tank. However, the unit will still create a significant floor load during operation. Therefore, the surface on which the equipment is installed must be as durable and able to dampen vibrations (for example, concrete floor). The tile is also suitable as a base, but you need to make sure that it is not too slippery.
A separate issue is the installation of a washing machine on a wooden floor. Wood is a fairly soft material, therefore it is not suitable as a basis for installing the unit. During the operation of the washing machine, such a floor will not be able to provide reliable cushioning, the equipment will “jump”, which over time will damage both the base and the washing machine itself.
If it is impossible to avoid installing the unit on a wooden surface, it must be prepared in advance. Just note that placing mats or even a concrete slab under the technique will not solve the problem, as well as screwing the legs of the washing machine to the floor. All these measures will create only the appearance of sustainability. Concrete slab or concrete screed must be placed under wooden boardsafter disassembling the coating.
A new washing machine needs to be freed from packaging - sometimes it takes almost as much time as installing the unit.
Then you must definitely study the instructions, which schematically show the installation location of the transport bolts. Keep in mind that for each model of household appliances, the number of such parts and their location may vary. Even experienced craftsmen in such matters are always guided by the recommendations of the manufacturer of the washing machine.
Transportation bolts are installed so that the moving parts of the equipment are not damaged during transportation. In addition to them, temporary valves in hoses or pieces of polystyrene embedded in the body can be placed in the machine. Before starting the washing machine into operation, all these elements must be removed, otherwise the unit may break.
Often, a key is used to remove the bolts complete with household appliances, and special plastic plugs are used to close the holes formed.
Only after fully unpacking the washing machine can you start connecting it.
Types of automatic washing machines
When choosing a washing machine, you should pay attention to some features
- Ways to load laundry. Subdivided into machines:
- With vertical loading. Recently, demand for them has been falling. Used in small rooms, and the set of operations is poor. An indisputable advantage is the ability to install Khrushchev in small bathrooms. Vertical loading does not require space for opening and loading clothes.
- With front loading. Some modern models are equipped with a small hatch to add laundry during washing. A minus of this type can be considered - the distance of the room should provide a place for approaching and laying clothes in the wash.
- Dimensions of the machine - machine. It should be borne in mind that the larger the volume of the drum for loading, the more the machine itself will be. For a standard front-loading automatic washing machine, the dimensions will be 600mm wide, 850mm high, and the depth can vary from 350mm to 600mm. Vertical loading allows reducing dimensions to - 450mm wide, 850 mm high, depth changes from 350 mm to 600 mm.
- The choice of drum loading volume and weight depends on the number of family members. According to these criteria, they share:
- up to 4 kg, machine depth 320mm,
- up to 5 kg - 400 mm,
- up to 8 kg - 600 mm.
- According to the material of the drum. It is better to buy from durable special plastic. They are quite silent, unlike stainless drums. Such cars are equipped with a night wash mode. It's profitable. After all, the night electricity tariff is much lower.
- According to the scheme of connection to the water supply. It is believed that it is better to connect to hot water, but the cost of the water itself + the tariff for electricity reduce the advantage over cold water.
- By the way of managing work. Equipped with mechanical and electronic controls. All of these methods have their advantages and disadvantages.
- By water consumption. The amount of water required for a good wash is 60 liters. This is the average flow rate.
Before buying, you should determine the dimensions of the machine, depending on the installation location.
Choosing an installation location
This choice depends entirely on your desire and capabilities. For a small bathroom, it is better to install a machine with a vertical laying of linen. Separate bathroom, with a sufficient area - you can buy with a front tab. But at the same time, one should not forget about the increased humidity in the bathroom and toilet. But to connect to the water supply and sewage system is quite easy. To create a safe environment, a ground loop is required.
The kitchen is preferable in terms of dampness, but if it is 6 square meters, then only a washing machine can be squeezed into it by hanging it on the wall. You can install in the corridor, but in this case you will have to bring the sewer and water supply.
Одно правило – обязательное для всех вариантов. Поверхность пола должна быть ровной и жесткой. Лучшим вариантом будет бетонный пол. In the case of a weak wooden floor, it must be sealed with an additional sheet of chipboard or plywood.
Grounding What is the best way to do it yourself?
If you live in a modern house, then there will be no problems with grounding. In these apartments, wiring is mounted using three-wire wires. One of which is grounding. In the old housing stock, grounding can be done in 2 ways:
- An old and unsafe method is to connect the ground wire to the battery or to the water supply. Only very stupid people can connect to the water supply, but such people still exist. Due to this method, in the event of a short circuit, a neighbor lying in the bathroom can be injured, even fatal.
Securing the ground to the battery has its advantages. It is carried out by a single-core wire of sufficient cross section, one end of which, with the help of a clamp, is attached to the heating pipeline or to a radiator. The second end is fixed to any screw of the washing machine. With this type of grounding, a person will not get injured, he can only be pinched by electric current. But pipes, radiators and other equipment will be affected by stray currents, not just your apartment.
- Connecting the ground wire to the switchboard. This is the most reliable and safest grounding method. On the shield, the end of the neutral wire is divided into two separate ends. We fix one of them to the automatic machine connecting to 0. The second one is launched as a grounding one and we attach it to the electrical panel body. Install a ground outlet for the machine. We bring power and a ground wire from the shield to it. The operation is completed. An earthing circuit in this way can be done for any equipment in the apartment. The main thing is that the wire is copper, stranded and of sufficient cross section.
The socket must be installed no further than 1.5 meters from the machine. Pay attention to the quality and material of the insulator. The power of the new machines is quite high, so the socket must be designed to work with a power of more than 2 kW and be with a ceramic insulator. To increase safety, a separate current chopper should be installed, specifically for washing. The device will save equipment from damage during short circuits and power surges. To complete this operation you will need:
- pliers with insulated handles,
- Phillips and straight screwdrivers,
- a knife for removing insulation from wires,
- Of course a desire and a little masculine experience and self-confidence.
Thus, we performed the simplest connection of the machine to the electric network.
Step-by-step instructions for installing and connecting a washing machine
We decided on the installation location. An electrical connection to the ground has already been made. It remains to carry out a number of basic works to ensure the correct and trouble-free service of your washing machine.
- Set the machine in place.
Before work, unscrew the transport screws, remove all pipe plugs, connect the hose to connect to the water supply. Install in a prepared place. The machine should stand without distortions and reel. We control with the help of a level or a simple plumb. We do the adjustment by rotating the legs. After making sure that this operation is accurate, we tighten the lock nuts on the legs. In the case of a large skew of the floor and a lack of thread on the legs for adjustment, tight gaskets can be placed under them. Having staggered the machine, we once again check the correct position according to the level. We proceed to the next operation.
- Installation of a water supply system.
The complexity of this operation depends on the material of the pipelines and the possibility of installing an additional fitting. But this is scientific. Simply put, making a connection is quite simple. In the place of connection to the water supply to the mixer hose, install a tee. One nozzle for the pipeline, the second for connecting the mixer hose, the third for the washing machine. We wind a cork valve on the nozzle, then you can put a water filter, on the barrel we wind a nut with a rubber gasket. Here you should pay attention to the degree of tightness of the connection. Do not tighten the nut with great effort, the rubber on the gasket allows you to get a tight connection when tightening by hand. It is better after starting the water, with a leak, tighten the nut slightly with a wrench.
- We connect to the sewage system.
This operation can be performed in three ways:
- The first way for the laziest men in the house. The washing machine is equipped with a hose to drain dirty water into the sewer. It has a special hook for fastening to the side of plumbing fixtures. The method is simple, but when the machine is running and the hose is not fastened properly, it can simply fall off. And then, all the water in the machine will spill onto the floor. The neighbors below will not approve of this choice of connection to the sewer.
- A reliable, but slightly costly method of connection is installation using an adapter to the sewer pipe. To perform, you will need to disassemble the sewer pipes and install a tee instead of a tap to connect the mixer. In a free hole we mount a corrugated pipe with a rubber sealing ring. To make such a connection, it will take time for dismantling, installing pipes, buying a corrugated hose, o-ring with adapter, tee.
- A reliable and very simple way is to connect the drain to the sink siphon or washbasin. Everything here is very simple and not expensive. You will need to purchase an inexpensive siphon with a separate connection for removing water from the machine. The machine hose, with the help of a clamp, is tightened to the nozzle with the nut, we screw the nut onto the siphon nozzle. All the work is done.
For greater clarity of the installation process, you can watch it on the video by clicking on the link.
Here you will receive full information and will be able to do the job, seeing how a professional does it.
After connecting to all systems and electricity, you should make a trial washing process without laundry. We set the wash with a temperature of 90 0. This is also necessary for washing the drum and the inside of the machine from dirt and oil. We check the tightness of the joints at the absence of leaks.
The work is over. But for the future you should remember:
- You should not buy a typewriter - an automatic machine with enameled and low-quality plastic drums. Only a stainless steel drum or with high-quality plastic will make your machine work long and without breakdowns.
- You should not take the machine, overpaying for the brand name of the company. Not always, they correspond to quality and reliability. The presence of unnecessary options greatly increases the price of the unit.
- Cars with expensive electronic filling are very afraid of power surges. For our conditions, this is of great importance. It will require the installation of expensive voltage stabilizers.
- Machines, spinning on which with a speed of up to 600, are equipped with an induction motor. Such equipment is considered the most reliable.
- The number of revolutions per spin more than 600 revolutions involves the installation of electronic control and the installation of a collector motor. The service life of such engines is up to 7 years.
Having completed all these operations, we summarize our work. Money is saved, new knowledge is gained, the machine is installed.
Choosing the right place for your washing machine
An important step when installing the unit is choosing the right place. The method of placement depends on the availability of free space, the location of communications, as well as the type of unit. The classic option is to install in the bathroom. There is access to cold water, sewage and electricity. When space is limited, a washing machine can be installed under the sink. When choosing a location for a top-loading unit, make sure there is enough space to open the cover.
Built-in appliances are becoming increasingly popular. Such a washing machine can be built into a column or placed in the kitchen under the countertop. This is ideal for small apartments with limited free space.
An unusual location of the unit is the entrance hall. But if there is enough space and communication can be summed up, then this option is quite convenient and ergonomic. Here you can install a tumble dryer.
An important criterion when choosing a place is the presence of a solid and stable surface. Ideal - bare concrete or floor tiles. When installing on a wooden floor, be prepared for strong vibration of the unit during washing and spinning.
How to install a washing machine yourself
Having decided on the installation site, carry out preparatory work. First of all, remove the packaging film and fasteners from the unit that secure the parts during transport. Remove the transport bolts and staples, and replace them with the plastic plugs that come with the kit.
After removing the locking elements, the tank will hang on the springs. This is his correct and normal position. It is important to remove all shipping hardware before starting the device. If this is not done, during the “test drive” of the washing machine, the drum may be damaged. This will lead to a malfunction of the entire unit.
Be sure to read the instructions and safety tips. Even if you had previously carried out the installation of this kind of equipment, you cannot exclude the possibility of introducing innovations by the manufacturer. Reading the instructions will allow you to correctly and safely complete the installation.
After reading the instructions, connect the washing machine to the plumbing system. This will require a smooth flexible hose, fasteners, filter and tools. Two connection options are possible: through a valve or mixer. Each of them has its own characteristics, advantages and disadvantages.
Connection procedure through the valve:
- Thread the water pipe. You can use ready-made bends to the mixer or the drain tank.
- Using special fasteners, install the valve.
- Place a filter on the hose. It will prevent sand, dirt and other debris from getting into the drum of the washing machine. Periodically clean the strainer to ensure proper operation of the unit.
- Connect the hose to the valve using shutoff valves, washer and ball valves. Connect the other end to the washing machine. To tighten the latter, do not use wrenches or other tools so as not to damage the hose and thread.
- Open the valve before starting the wash and block the water supply after the end of operation of the unit.
In exceptional cases, the inlet hose is connected to the mixer. This option is suitable for temporary use. The installation procedure is as follows: connect the end of the inlet hose to the water supply instead of the mixer hose with a tee.
The inlet hose of the washing machine is connected exclusively to the cold water pipe.
To adjust the water drain system, fix the drain hose at the level indicated in the instructions. Failure to comply with these requirements may result in impaired water outflow and improper operation of the washing machine. When connecting the drain directly to the sewage system, it is important to create a water lock by raising the upper bend of the hose 60 cm from the floor level. This will prevent spontaneous discharge of water and the penetration of unpleasant odors from the sewer system.
Another option for connecting to the sewer is through a siphon installed under the sink. This option will ensure the normal operation of the unit and prevent leakage.
It is possible to ensure draining without plunging into the sewer pipe. Simply place the drain hose on the rim of the bathtub, toilet bowl or sink. This method has a clear drawback: if the nozzle moves, water from the washing machine can spill onto the floor.
Having connected the washing machine to the utilities, check that the hoses are straightened along the entire length. Use only the parts that come with the kit. Do not extend or lengthen them, as the washing machine pump is designed for a specific hose length.
Leveling the washing machine
An urgent question is how to install a washing machine so that it does not jump. To do this, set the equipment level. This can be done by twisting the adjustable legs. At the same time, do not place inserts made of wood, plastic, linoleum and other materials under them.
After installation, press on the top cover of the washing machine. If there is a swing, adjust the legs again, achieving maximum stability of the equipment. Proper installation ensures smooth rotation of the drum and a long service life of the unit.
For the washing machine to work, an electrical connection is required. For this purpose, you will need a separate electrical outlet with grounding, which is carried out from the meter in accordance with general recommendations. The connection procedure is as follows:
- Ground the switchboard with a special busbar with a cross section of 3 mm.
- Connect a power outlet that has a phase of zero and a ground wire.
- Insulate the ground.
- Plug the washing machine into a power outlet.
Do not use an extension cord to connect the washing machine. This can lead to a short circuit and damage to the unit.
Checking the operation of the washing machine after installation
After installing the automatic machine, be sure to check that the connection is correct by running a control wash. The following signs indicate the proper operation of the unit:
- water is drawn to a certain point in a minimum period of time,
- normal intake and discharge of water occurs, there are no leaks,
- the drum rotates freely
- There are no extraneous sounds and noises.
Installation of a washing machine does not require special knowledge and skills. However, you must be careful and accurate. When performing work, follow the instructions for the washing machine and follow the above recommendations.
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It would seem that connecting to the mains is the easiest step, because you just need to insert the plug into the outlet. But here it is not complete without nuances. First of all, ground the switchboard. The tire used must not be less than 3 mm.
Also make sure that the outlet for connecting the washing machine is three-wire. Идеальным же вариантом подключения будет использование отдельного провода, идущего напрямую от счетчика и имеющего защитный автомат.
Очень важно, чтобы агрегат стоял ровно относительно поверхности пола, иначе будут происходить перегрузки, и машина может быстро выйти из строя. So that she does not “jump” due to imbalance in the drum, it is also important to correctly set the technique.
The machine should never swing, all four legs must be firmly installed on the surface. It is possible to determine whether the washing machine has an inclination relative to the floor by level, simply by placing it on top of the unit.
Foreign objects, such as wooden blocks or pieces of linoleum, cannot be used to adjust the position of the equipment. The height of the unit is changed by twisting the legs.
Before you turn on the washing machine for a full wash, you need to perform a test run to make sure that the installation is completed correctly.
First check the correct water connection: the machine must fill the tank within the time specified in the technical data sheet. Leaks at hose connections are not permitted. After 5-7 minutes after starting the unit, you need to touch the glass of the hatch and make sure that the water is heated.
It is important that the car stands in its place, does not "jump" and does not move. Also, during the test wash, there should be no extraneous noise. If you hear that the machine is knocking or grinding, stop operation as soon as possible, there may be a transport bolt inside.
So, installing a washing machine is a task that you can do yourself without contacting specialists. Carefully read the instructions for the technique, follow the recommendations outlined in our article, and you will succeed!
In the video below, you can learn more about the installation procedure of the washing machine.
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The astronauts, being in the orbit of the Earth, solve the problem of dirty things by the original method. The clothes are dropped from the spacecraft, and it burns out in the upper atmosphere.
There are a variety of balls that are used in a washing machine. Antistatic will not allow the fabric to stick to the body after washing, balls with special loops will “comb” the fibers and prevent the appearance of spools, and silicone ones with pimples will not allow down to fall down when washing outerwear.
Washing machines equipped with the “No Ironing” or “Easy Ironing” functions can wash clothes and almost never wrinkle them. This effect is achieved due to a special approach to spin - it is performed at low speeds, with large pauses, and a small amount of water is stored in the tank.
In the XIX century, washing ladies' toilets took a lot of time. Dresses were pre-unzipped, and then washed and dried each part separately so that the fabric did not deform. After washing, the clothes were sewn again.
For washing small things on the road or in the hotel it is convenient to use a regular plastic bag. Socks or pantyhose are kneaded inside a tied bag along with water and a small amount of detergent. This method allows you to pre-soak things and do the laundry without damaging the fabric and without spending a lot of powder and water.
There is a bachelor's washing machine. The linen washed in such an aggregate does not need to be ironed at all! The thing is that the device does not have a drum: some things can be placed inside the container directly on hangers (for example, jackets and shirts), and smaller things (for example, linen and socks) can be placed on special shelves.
The expression “soap opera” (“soap”) arose not by chance. The very first series and shows, the audience of which were women, were broadcast on television at a time when housewives were cleaning, ironing and doing laundry. In addition, to attract viewers to the screens on the air, they often scrolled commercials for detergents: soaps and powders.