A Guide to the Different Parts of Washing Machines

 A Guide to the Different Parts of Washing Machines

As a laundromat owner, you must be acquainted with the different commercial laundry parts and their purpose. That way, if you have to purchase products from stores like Laundry Replacement Parts, you won’t have much trouble understanding what you need.

Understandably, it can get confusing! Whether you have dexter laundry parts or any other brand, this article will show you the anatomy of your washing machine.

The Different Parts of the Washing Machine

Washing machines still share the same standard parts, such as:

  • Water Pump: This part will circulate water through your washing machine and rotate in two directions. The machine circulates water throughout wash cycles and drains water during spin cycles.
  • Water Inlet Control Valve: This is near the water inlet point, which would open and close automatically as you load clothes.
  • Drum: Washing machines have two tubs or drums. The inner drum is where you load clothes, which would move around the machine and has holes for water to come in and 4out. The outer tub will contain the water and inner drum, supporting the drum and preventing leakage into the machine.
  • Agitator/Paddles: This is in the machine’s tub, which helps clean clothes by moving them around. Fully-automatic washing machines would have paddles on the inner drum that a rotating disc controls. Semi-automatic washing machines have an agitator rotating in the machine to produce currents.
  • Motor: This part is combined with the disc or agitator, turning the drum and producing a rotator motion. The motor is what starts your machine and keeps it going.
  • Drain Pipe: This is where all dirty water from the washing is expelled.
  • Printed Circuit Board: Here, you’ll see the main electronics operating the machine, from the circuits to electrical components. Manufacturers can program the PC to operate the machine. Some machines have Artificial Intelligence, which can automatically decide on the time required for washing and rinsing clothes.
  • Timer: This will help set your clothes’ wash time. You can set this automatically or manually.
  • Heating Element: This part will heat water until it reaches the desired temperature.

How Washing Machines Work

Here’s a quick step-by-step process:

The machine’s programmer will open the valves, allowing hot and cold water in. The drums fill up with water, then the valves are switched off afterward.

The thermostat will measure the water, and the heating element will heat water until it reaches the desired temperature.

Then, the inner drum rotates back and forth while mixing clothes with the detergent.

The valve reopens, letting dirty water drain from the drums as the pump helps eliminate all the water.

The valve lets clean water into the drums; then, the drums rotate again to rinse clothes.

After rinsing, the inner drum spins at high speed, removing all remaining water, which goes through small holes to the outer drum. The pump will remove the remaining water, and the cycle is done!

Wrapping It Up

We hope you understand your equipment better with this quick breakdown of the laundry machine!

David Curry