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  • A Brief Explanation of the Top-Loading Washing Machine

    While the washing machine has been around since the late 1600's, it was not until the 1950's that it began to resemble what we now have in our homes.  Early washing machines were little more than a primitive washboard and wringer.  However, following World War II, the industrial might of the United States of America turned its efforts towards modernizing the washing machine.  The first modern washing machines featured electric drums and agitators arranged in a top-loading format.  These early automatic washers were expensive and outside the financial reach of many consumers.  However, by 1953 sales of automatic washing machines had exceeded those of the more primitive wringer-type electric washers.

    At the same time that top-loading washers were beginning to become popular in the United States, front-loading washers were taking off in Europe.  It would take another four decades before the front-loading washer's popularity would bring it back across the Atlantic Ocean to North America.  Surprisingly, the modern top-loading washing machine is actually a much more complicated machine than its front-loading rival.  This is primarily due to the gearbox drive that is necessary to rotate the wash drum and agitator separately.  However, thanks to its vertical orientation, the rest of the washing process is aided by gravity.  The large upright drum of a top-loading washer gives it excellent capacity to wash generous amounts of dirty clothes in a single cycle.  However, this capacity comes at a price as the drum must be completely filled with water to accommodate these loads.  The agitator is designed to draw clothes into the center of the drum and downwards in a cyclical pattern during the wash cycle.  Large or buoyant items like pillows and sleeping bags often do not submerge fully and as a result are better washed in front-loading machines.

    Overall, the top-loading washing machine has reached the maturity of its technology.  Today's top-loading washing machines are significantly larger, quieter, efficient and reliable when compared to their earliest predecessors over 60 years ago.  Find out more about Top-Loading Washing Machines.

  • Washing Machine Anti-Vibration Pads Make a Perfect Post Holiday Gift

    Do you know someone who got a fantastic, shiny, new front-loading washing machine for Christmas?  Chances are that they missed out on getting one of the best and absolutely necessary washing machine accessories.  Major washing machine manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Whirlpool, Maytag, Frigidaire, Kenmore and GE all require their front-loading washing machines to be installed on anti-vibration pads.  This is because the high frequency vibrations caused by the spin cycle can cause annoying noise and very serious long term structural damage to you home.  Waiting to give this essential washing machine accessory to a loved one could cost you more than a few harsh feelings.  Silent Feet and Anti-Walk Silent Feet anti-vibration pads for washing machines and dryers are the best pads available today.  Our new Second Generation pads feature the latest technology and materials that provide the greatest vibration reduction and durability.

    If you know someone who received a new washing machine for Christmas from any of the following popular brands tell them to order Silent Feet anti-vibration accessory pads for washing machines today.  Waiting could result in thousands of dollars in costly home repair bills and a very tragic end to their holiday season.

    Most popular front-loading washing machine brands:

    • Samsung
    • LG
    • GE
    • Maytag
    • Whirlpool
    • Frigidaire
    • Kenmore

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