How does the washing machine drum work?

Have you ever been curious about the inner workings of a washing machine? This machine was constructed down to the millimetre with a variety of different technologies that were developed specifically to safeguard your clothes. The drum of the washing machine will begin to rotate in either the clockwise or counterclockwise direction once the clothes have been loaded into the machine and the appropriate cycle has been selected. This will be determined by the type of cycle selected and the items of clothing that will be washed. The operation of the drum of the washing machine is our next topic of discussion.


What is the washing machine drum?


The filthy clothing is placed within the drum, which is the primary component of the washing machine. The drum is also where the process of washing, rinsing, and spinning the garments takes place. The capacity of certain washing machines is greater than that of others when measured in kilogrammes.

You can see a shape within the drum that looks like water droplets. This design is asymmetrical, and its purpose is to lessen the friction the clothing has with the drum itself. In addition, washing machines with VarioDrum drums contain 3G sensor technology, which allows for the balance of the clothing within the drum in order to enhance the spinning process and, as a result, care for the fabric.

If you are going to be doing laundry with delicate materials, the washing machine will set the rotation of the drum in a direction that is clockwise for a more delicate wash, which will allow the garments to go between the blades without causing any friction. On the other hand, if you choose a program designed to remove stubborn stains, the drum will revolve in the opposite direction of the clock to optimise the mechanics of the washing process and get better results when washing tough fabrics like cotton.


Washing machine drum paddle operation


As the drum revolves during the operation of the washing machine, the clothing is carried to the middle of the drum, where they come into contact with the inner glass of the washing machine door. These implements are called drag shovels, and their primary purpose is to evenly distribute the clothing around the drum meticulously. They are recognizable by their asymmetrical design as well as the spray effect that causes clothing to get wet much more rapidly. This design not only helps to preserve the quality of the fabric, but it also prevents clothing from being entangled in the rubber that lines the inside of the washing machine drum.